Arts http://mtpr.net en Musician regains his gift through brain surgery http://mtpr.net/post/musician-regains-his-gift-through-brain-surgery <p>Reid Merley has been playing the oboe since he was 11 years old.</p><p>“Except for two years when I didn’t play, I’ve been playing for 46 years,” Merley said.</p><p>To save you the math, that makes him 57 years old. The two years he didn’t really play was 2007 through 2009.</p><p>Merley first noticed a tremor in 2005. His arms would just shake, but only when he picked up his instrument to play.</p><p>He was able to hide it for a while.</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 21:18:37 +0000 Katrin Frye 13161 at http://mtpr.net Musician regains his gift through brain surgery What Maya Angelou, JD Salinger, and the Apostles have in common http://mtpr.net/post/what-maya-angelou-jd-salinger-and-apostles-have-common <p>Maya Angelou, JD Salinger, and the Apostles all have something in common. The writers of “I Know why the Caged Bird Sings,” “The Catcher in the Rye,” and the Holy Bible have all had their books challenged or banned. Bozeman artists George Cole, Sara Williams and Collin Letts collaborated on the sculpture called “Banned, Challenged, Censored,” the piece features numerous books displayed on individual shelves against a backdrop of pages from other banned books and magazines. There are current books and old classics. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 19:54:43 +0000 Katrin Frye 6543 at http://mtpr.net What Maya Angelou, JD Salinger, and the Apostles have in common What it takes to do "Romeo and Juliet" justice http://mtpr.net/post/what-it-takes-do-romeo-and-juliet-justice <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Romeo and Juliet.</span></p><p>Arguably the world’s most famous love story--with some of the most well-known lines of any play in history.</p><p>Helena theater fans will be taking in an outdoor staging of this classic Shakespearean tragedy over the next two weekends.</p><p>Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce speaks with the cast about just what it takes to do justice to the play’s timeless text.</p><p></p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 23:10:09 +0000 Dan Boyce 6278 at http://mtpr.net What it takes to do "Romeo and Juliet" justice New chamber jazz album inspired by Polebridge, Montana http://mtpr.net/post/new-chamber-jazz-album-inspired-polebridge-montana <p>Canadian-born composer and musician Rob Mosher has a new album out called "Polebridge" - inspired by the small Montana town on the northwestern edge of Glacier National Park. Thu, 04 Jul 2013 15:32:45 +0000 Sally Mauk 4843 at http://mtpr.net New chamber jazz album inspired by Polebridge, Montana Why a Helena artist is dying his money blue–and giving it away http://mtpr.net/post/why-helena-artist-dying-his-money-blue-and-giving-it-away <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(55, 55, 55); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 24px;">Artist Tim Holmes has been working as a professional artist since the </span>1970s<span style="color: rgb(55, 55, 55); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 24px;">, and he’s spent much of that time as a sculptor. He’s working in a different medium now, however–money.</span></p><p style="border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 1.625em; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(55, 55, 55); line-height: 24px;"> Fri, 10 May 2013 14:53:29 +0000 Dan Boyce 2207 at http://mtpr.net Why a Helena artist is dying his money blue–and giving it away