Thursday, January 28, 2010

Get $10 Off Jesus Christ Superstar Tickets

MetraPark is offering you the chance to get JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR tickets at a discounted $10 off.

You can enter to win the discount voucher on their website.

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is at MetraPark's Rimrock Auto Arena this Friday Night at 8pm.  The show stars Ted Neeley who also starred in the motion picture.  The show tells the story of the final seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth. SUPERSTAR dramatizes Jesus' entry in Jerusalem, the unrest caused by his preaching and popularity, his betrayal by Judas, the trial before Pontius Pilate, and his ultimate crucifixion.

Regular ticket prices are $35.50, $42.50, and $47.50.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Rock and Worship Roadshow returns to MetraPark

The Rock and Worship Roadshow is returning to the Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark on March 23rd, 2010 at 7pm.  Admission is $10 at the door.

This year's line up of christian rock artists includes Mercy Me, David Crowder Band, Family Force 5, Francesca Battistelli, Fee, Remedy Drive and Sidewalk Prophets.

Last year The Rock and Worship Roadshow packed the Arena with a crowd of over 6,000.

The Video Spot:

The Roadshow 2010! from The Roadshow on Vimeo.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Wine and Food Festival kick off events

MSU-Billings Foundation's popular event and fundraiser, the Wine and Food Festival is May 10th to the 15th but you can get in the spirit early with two special preview events--Wine 101 on February 23rd and 24th and Wine 201 on March 9th and 10th, 7pm-9pm.  The courses will cover wine basics and wine tasting and will be taught by Stella Fong.

Stella shares her personal love of food and wine through her classes on Asian style cooking, wine seminars and her writings. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from the University of California, Davis and a General Cooking Certificate from the Culinary Institute of America, and in 2009 earned a Wine Professional Certification. She has taught cooking classes on the west coast for Williams-Sonoma, Sur La Table, Macy’s Cellars and Gelson’s, as well as after-school enrichment programs for elementary and middle school children. In Billings she has instructed at the Billings Depot, Wellness Center, Copper Colander and the YWCA.

Born in the San Francisco Bay area and raised in a traditional Chinese family, Fong devises culinary creations that include a mixture of old and new. Her understanding of food for the consumer came from working at her father’s grocery, Martin’s Market, in Berkeley, California. In California, she developed recipes for San Diego State University food services and the Kids Cooking Club. Now she features locally grown food when cooking for the Good Earth Market Sunday Suppers and last summer she contributed to the first Field-to-Table dinner at Danly Farms.

Fong’s articles have appeared in Cooking Light magazine, the San Diego Union Tribune, and Fine Cooking magazine. More recently she has written for Yellowstone Valley Woman, Big Sky Journal, Distinctly Montana, Magic City Magazine and Montana Quarterly. She has volunteered for the MSUB Wine and Food Festival for many years and was co-chair of the festival in 2008 and 2009.

You can find more info at and on the festival's Facebook Page.

Monday, January 11, 2010

2 Concerts Announced today

1111 Presents and Jade Presents announced two upcoming shows today.

Rock is coming to Billings with Theory of a Deadman and Halestorm plus Adelita Way and Taking Dawn at the Shrine Auditorium on February 25th.

 Then, get ready for a punk rock show on April 23rd with NOFX with Teenage BottleRocket, & Tony Sly (of No Use for a Name). 

Tickets for both shows go on sale this Friday and will be available at The Shrine Box Office, Ernie November, Rimrock Mall, 800-514-ETIX, and Theory tickets are $23 in advance and $25 day of show. Tickets to NOFX are $21 in advance and $23 day of show.

The two promoters are also responsible for bringing us Five Finger Death Punch with Shadows Fall on February 17th.

I'd say, Billings is pretty lucky. The spring is shaping up quite nicely with some great rock shows. 

Monday, January 4, 2010

2009: A look back

Exactly one year ago I posted my first blog as a freelance writer, saying, “After a stint in the corporate newspaper world, I found myself with an ignited desire to create my own place.”

As 2010 dawns, I’m pleased to say 2009 was a healthy year for music in Montana. I won’t dish out a “Top Ten” or “Best Of” on this blog, but I do want to reflect on the year in music and remind my fellow Montanans that we’re fortunate to live in a state that provides us front row access to some top notch performers. Read Full Story...