Category Archives: Arts and Culture

Jan. 15 symphony concert highlights French Horn player

The Great Falls Symphony continues its 63rd season on Jan. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mansfield Theater, with Fanfare, featuring Leelanee Sterrett on French Horn as she performs Strauss’ Horn Concerto No. 1. For tickets, contact the Mansfield Box Office at 406-455-8514, or visit Be sure to check out Maestro Grant Harville’s free pre-concert talk, Symphony Preview, at

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Great Falls Youth Orchestra holding free concert to celebrate 25th anniversary

The Great Falls Youth Orchestra is hosting an alumni concert celebrating its 25th anniversary at 7 p.m. Jan. 2 in the Mansfield Theater. Free tickets can be found by visiting Twenty-five years ago the city of Great Falls was seeking to create positive opportunities for young people and was in line with Music Director Emeritus Gordon Johnson’s goal of

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Nov. 6 symphony concert features local violinist

The Great Falls Symphony continues its 63rd season on Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m, at the Mansfield Theater, with String Theory, featuring Great Falls’ own Megan Karls on violin as she performs Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1. [For tickets, contact the Mansfield Box Office at 406-455-8514, or visit] Maestro Grant Harville hosts a free pre-concert Symphony Preview, at Great

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City approves TIF funding for wayfinding implementation

City Commissioners unanimously approved $128,950 in tax increment financing funds from the downtown district and $6,820 from the West Bank TIF for the wayfinding implementation. The full cost to implement the wayfinding plan that was formally adopted by commissioners in April is $220,000 and is being coordinated by the Downtown Business Improvement District, with contributions from a variety of agencies.

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Officials looking at options for library funding structure

Officials at the Great Falls Public Library are continuing the discussion of options for their funding structure. The library is underfunded and understaffed, Library Director Susie McIntyre told Cascade County Commissioners during an Oct. 6 work session. She said the library is struggling to meet Montana Public Library standards and if they don’t meet those standards, they risk losing about

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County Commission disbands fair board

County Commissioners voted unanimously during their Oct. 1 meeting to disband the Montana ExpoPark Advisory Board in favor of a “resource team.” The move comes after more than a year of tension between the commission and the fair board. The fair board has argued for the last year in particular that they’ve been trying to make recommendations to improve the

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