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Dolack Painting and "Music in the Parks" Celebrate 75 Years of State Parks

Montana State Parks Celebrate 75 Years

Michael Marsolek talks with Monte Dolack, artist, Phillip Aaberg, musician, and Chas Van Genderen, Administrator for Montana States Parks, about free concerts planned to celebrate 75 years of Montana State Parks.

Three free concerts are scheduled for June 14, 15, and 28 at Lewis & Clark Caverns, Giant Springs, and Makoshika State Parks. Monte Dolack will introduce Phillip Aaberg and the Montana Wild Cats Jazz Trio at each event. Prints of the new Dolack painting "Smith River in June," a commissioned piece in honor of Montana State Parks' 75th Anniversary, will be on sale, with all proceeds going to benefit state parks.

Chérie Newman is a former arts and humanities producer and on-air host for Montana Public Radio, and a freelance writer. She founded and previously hosted a weekly literary program, The Write Question, which continues to air on several public radio stations; it is also available online at and
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