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The Moth Mainstage is coming to Missoula, April 4 2019.
Courtesy Roger Ho

The Moth Mainstage is coming to Missoula April 4 for an evening of stories shared live at The Wilma. Five storytellers take the stage and share true, personal stories involving Occasional Magic. Stories of deception and redemption, sparkly interventions and divine introspections. Abracadabra, kismet and beyond.

Executive Producer Sarah Austin Jenness talks with MTPR's Michael Marsolek about the personal stories that make up the event.

Ballet dancer. Stock photo.
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The Ballet Beyond Borders experience is a unique combination of dance and diplomacy.

With competitors hailing from more than 17 countries, the international dance competition and diplomacy conference is "a global cultural exchange," says Charlene Campbell Carey, artistic director for Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre. Preview the 2019 Ballet Beyond Borders highlights now with Carey.

Tess Fahlgren and Sara Aronson preview the upcoming 2018 Montana Book Festival, September 27 -30 in Missoula.

"Morgan and Merlin: Swords, Sorcery, and How to be a Hero;" the 2018 Montana Repertory Theatre Educational Outreach Tour.
Montana Repertory Theatre

The Montana Repertory Theatre's 2018 Education Outreach Tour starts September 4. Teresa Waldorf, educational outreach coordinator for the Theatre previews this year's program, "Morgan and Merlin: Swords, Sorcery, and How to be a Hero," and talks about the Theater's mission.

A sign at the 2017 Montana Folk Festival. The 2018 Montana Folk Festival takes place July 13-15 in Butte, MT.
Josh Burnham

Montana Public Radio will broadcast live from the 2018 Montana Folk Festival in Butte, MT, July 13-15. Festival Director George Everett stopped by to give a preview of the upcoming music festival.

Despite the name "Folk Festival," the music isn't "a songwriter with a guitar," Everett says. "What that means is music of the people. Traditional music that goes back generations. Bluegrass, blues, cajun, zydeco; the genres stay the same, but we try to have the performers be different to represent those genres every year."

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