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Festival Amadeus 2018.
Festival Amadeus

Enjoy a week of classical music and classical music spinoffs during Festival Amadeus, August 6-12, 2018 in Whitefish.

The lineup of classical artists this year includes violinist Tim Fain, known for his appearance in "The Black Swan" film; Inbal Segev, a renowned cellist from Israel; Alon Goldstein, a pianist from Israel;  and Invoke, a string quartet with mandolin, banjo and voice mixed in.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke proposed the Great Northern Veterans Peace Park ten years ago to commemorate contributions by veterans and the railroad to Whitefish
Nicky Ouellet

An undeveloped park in Whitefish has attracted national attention because it reportedly links Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to trading favors with an oil pipeline chairman and former executive.

Congressman Ryan Zinke testifying before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee January 17.
CSPAN

Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers are calling for an investigation into U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's involvement in a land deal with the chairman of an energy services company that does business with the agency.

A foundation created by Zinke has been dealing with a company co-owned by Halliburton Chairman David Lesar on a commercial development in Whitefish, Montana — Zinke's hometown.

Land Deal Ties Interior Secretary's Family, Halliburton Boss

Jun 19, 2018

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's family is involved in a land deal in his Montana hometown with the head of an energy services giant that does business with the Interior Department, according to records and interviews Tuesday.

The Zinkes' dealings with Halliburton chairman David Lesar, which were first reported by Politico, raise questions of the appearance of a conflict of interest between Zinke and Halliburton, critics said.

The Montana Broadcasters Association is still planning to hold its Senate candidate debate Sunday in Whitefish, but only one candidate is going to be there.

Republican Matt Rosendale reportedly backed out of the debate after saying he’d be there. His campaign later said the debate conflicted with Rosendale’s Father’s Day plans and it was scheduled without his input.

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