Montana culture – RTLMT http://rtlmt.org/ Fri, 13 May 2022 20:54:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://rtlmt.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/cropped-icon-1-32x32.png Montana culture – RTLMT http://rtlmt.org/ 32 32 AFGSC Concludes Strike Week Events and Celebrates Enlisted Strength, Striker Culture > Air Force Global Strike Command AFSTRAT-AIR > Article View https://rtlmt.org/afgsc-concludes-strike-week-events-and-celebrates-enlisted-strength-striker-culture-air-force-global-strike-command-afstrat-air-article-view/ Fri, 13 May 2022 20:54:43 +0000 https://rtlmt.org/afgsc-concludes-strike-week-events-and-celebrates-enlisted-strength-striker-culture-air-force-global-strike-command-afstrat-air-article-view/ BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, Louisiana — Air Force Global Strike Command concluded its annual strike week May 13 at Barksdale Air Force Base. The theme for this year’s strike week was “Cultivating a Sustainable Culture, Fierce Competition and Unmatched Power”. “This week is about developing leaders, recognizing outstanding achievement […]]]>


Air Force Global Strike Command concluded its annual strike week May 13 at Barksdale Air Force Base.


The theme for this year’s strike week was “Cultivating a Sustainable Culture, Fierce Competition and Unmatched Power”.


“This week is about developing leaders, recognizing outstanding achievement and honoring our heritage,” said Chief Master Sgt. Melvina Smith, AFGSC Command Chief. “The striker culture is unique, and events like Strike Week celebrate that culture and the incredible Airmen we have in this command.”


Chief Staff Sgt. Joshua Wiener served as the lead organizer for Strike Week.


“The strike week is aligned with AFGSC’s lines of effort: People, Mission, Modernization and Commitment,” Wiener said. “Our events were people-centric, but the programs were created to build the skills of both Outstanding Airmen of the Year and Striker Stripe participants across all four LOEs.”


The strike week consisted of several events:


  • The Striker Stripe Symposium – a five-day professional development series for hand-selected Staff Sergeants and Technical Sergeants across the command
  • AFGSC Outstanding Airmen of the Year Medallion and Awards Ceremony – a three-day professional development series for AFGSC’s six Outstanding Airmen of the Year
  • Unveiling of a portrait for General Timothy Ray, former commander of the AFGSC
  • The Order of the Sword Ceremony – Striker Enlisted Force honored Ray for outstanding support to both command and enlisted Airmen. The Order of the Sword is the highest honor the enlisted force can bestow upon an officer.
  • The Striker Titans – received their graduation certificate and a coin from the Chief of Command, recognizing the completion of their one-year nuclear and conventional weapons professional development program.


During the Striker Stripe Symposium, attendees had the opportunity to hear from senior enlisted leaders including Command Chief Master Sgt. Becker from Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., command chief Master Sgt. Steve Cenov of the 8th Air Force, and Sergeant Major Howard Kreamer, enlisted command leader at U.S. Strategic Command.


“Recognizing the hard work and development of Airmen is what Striker Culture is all about, and the planning teams that put together these big events were nothing short of awesome,” Wiener said. “Without them, this week would not have been possible.”



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How accurate is 1883 and Yellowstone and what exactly is Cowboy culture? https://rtlmt.org/how-accurate-is-1883-and-yellowstone-and-what-exactly-is-cowboy-culture/ Thu, 12 May 2022 17:00:00 +0000 https://rtlmt.org/how-accurate-is-1883-and-yellowstone-and-what-exactly-is-cowboy-culture/ The American West is experiencing a TV revival, but how accurate are shows like Yellowstone and 1883 – and what exactly is cowboy culture? Both shows have historical elements but are fictional stories, with the Kevin Costner-directed Yellowstone centering on modern life in the Dutton family’s Montana ranching empire, and the new 1883 prequel series […]]]>

The American West is experiencing a TV revival, but how accurate are shows like Yellowstone and 1883 – and what exactly is cowboy culture?

Both shows have historical elements but are fictional stories, with the Kevin Costner-directed Yellowstone centering on modern life in the Dutton family’s Montana ranching empire, and the new 1883 prequel series offering a rich take on the brutal journey of their ancestors across the Great Frontier.

Despite the enormous popularity of both shows, Kiwi viewers may not be familiar with the concept of the cowboy – beyond Hollywood’s portrayals of the Wild West – or may not understand how modern American cowboy culture remains relevant in 2022.

Kevin Costner plays John Dutton, the hard-nosed family patriarch who owns and runs a Montana ranching empire.

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Kevin Costner plays John Dutton, the hard-nosed family patriarch who owns and runs a Montana ranching empire.

To sum it up, cowboys are basically horse workers who tend to herds of cattle or horses on ranches – a specific type of farm that focuses on herding, herding, herding and farming. sale of livestock, such as cattle or sheep. Cowboy can also encompass rodeo performers and horse trainers.

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Against a magnificent backdrop of mountains, rivers and lush valleys, these roles are colorfully portrayed in Yellowstone – now four seasons – while embracing Western tropes about preserving ranch culture, protecting the land from the greedy developers and settling tensions with Native Americans. tribes.

The never-ending drama of the Dutton family – led by Costner’s widowed patriarch character John Dutton and his children Kayce (Luke Grimes), Jamie (Wes Bentley), Beth (Kelly Reilly) and Lee Dutton (Dave Annable) – ties these threads together in a contemporary context, reminiscent of the classic prime-time soap opera Dallas, with the wealthy and rival Ewing family and their massive oil empire.

The celebrated but often misunderstood life and work of a cowboy remains key to America’s meat industry, a reality that may surprise urban Americans, or Kiwi viewers lifted by ideas of John Wayne riding into the sunset, or Clint Eastwood winning another shootout. .

“Whether people want to admit it or not, some people don’t realize that this way of life is still alive,” Costner told Variety.

Costner says the old west ways are still vital to the American way of life and the meat industry in the United States.

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Costner says the old west ways are still vital to the American way of life and the meat industry in the United States.

“This meat does not arrive in our cities without someone getting up early in the morning and late at night to take care of these animals in one way or another. It’s still a way of life. You know that the country still has wide open spaces. And [‘Yellowstone’] take all this into account.

Much of the authenticity of Yellowstone and 1883 is due to the creator of both shows, Tayler Sheridan – the multi-talented writer, producer, director and actor – who grew up on a ranch in Texas and now owns and operates two of his own. outside of Dallas.

Sheridan appears regularly on Yellowstone as outspoken horse dealer Travis Wheatley, and last year was inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.

Isabel May as Elsa Dutton in 1883. The Yellowstone prequel series explains how the family settled in Montana.

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Isabel May as Elsa Dutton in 1883. The Yellowstone prequel series explains how the family settled in Montana.

1883 tells a much grittier and more violent story that highlights the anarchy of the Old West and the harsh realities of life in the late 19th century.

Starring Sam Elliott, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and Isabel May, and featuring guest appearances from Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson and Billy Bob Thornton, the standalone series reveals how John Dutton’s ancestors established the Yellowstone Ranch.

Across 10 episodes, we follow James and Margaret Dutton – the great-great-grandparents of Costner’s John Dutton – and a caravan of European immigrants as they attempt the perilous journey west across the Great Plains. from Fort Worth to Oregon. It’s clear from the start that not everyone will go the distance.

Along the way, they encounter bandits, rattlesnakes, and other wildlife, and face other threats of disease, suicide, hanging, and accidents on wagon trails.

Tim McGraw plays Civil War veteran James Dutton who embarks on a westward journey across the Great Plains.

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Tim McGraw plays Civil War veteran James Dutton who embarks on a westward journey across the Great Plains.

1883 is also visually stunning, giving viewers a panoramic look at the vast grassy plains that span more than 180 million acres and span five US states, located west of the Mississippi River and east of the mountains. Rockies.

After visiting Fort Worth and staying at an actual North Texas ranch, this writer was thrilled to see famous locations — such as the Brazos River and the historically accurate presence of the Comanche tribe — featured on the show.

Steeped in Western traditions, this area of ​​Texas is near the famous Goodnight-Loving Trail, a road used in the 1860s to drive cattle west to New Mexico, a story told in the Lonesome Dove miniseries. from 1989.

Sam Elliott's character, Shea Brennan, is tasked with guiding the Dutton family and group of immigrants along the Oregon Trail.

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Sam Elliott’s character, Shea Brennan, is tasked with guiding the Dutton family and group of immigrants along the Oregon Trail.

One of the greatest Indian raids in Texas history also took place nearby in 1836, when 9-year-old Cynthia Ann Parker was abducted by Comanche, a piece of history that inspired the problematic 1956 classic by John Wayne, The Searchers.

Yellowstone and 1883 have helped breathe new life into the Western genre, and their success means fans can expect the Yellowstone universe to expand further with two more spin-off series to come.

1932 will cover the next chapter in the Dutton family’s Prohibition and Great Depression-era legacy, while 6666 (pronounced “four sixes”) is set to revolve around the actual 6666 Texas ranch, which is owned by Sheridan, and includes in the fourth season of Yellowstone.

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Liam Gallagher’s explosions cancel culture’s “squares” | Entertainment https://rtlmt.org/liam-gallaghers-explosions-cancel-cultures-squares-entertainment/ Wed, 11 May 2022 11:16:56 +0000 https://rtlmt.org/liam-gallaghers-explosions-cancel-cultures-squares-entertainment/ Liam Gallagher called those involved in cancel culture “f****** squares”. The former Oasis rocker has denounced some social media campaigns and insisted they should “fuck off” unless they can defend themselves in person. Speaking on the ‘2 Johnnies Podcast’, he ranted: “Who are these f*** these people canceling you, anyway? Like, f*** off. “Unless they […]]]>

Liam Gallagher called those involved in cancel culture “f****** squares”.

The former Oasis rocker has denounced some social media campaigns and insisted they should “fuck off” unless they can defend themselves in person.

Speaking on the ‘2 Johnnies Podcast’, he ranted: “Who are these f*** these people canceling you, anyway? Like, f*** off.

“Unless they come to your house and say you’re cancelled. You’re still going to do your fucking thing, they don’t speak for everyone, do they?

“People who cancel just speak for the canceled world, they don’t speak for everyone.

“You can always go do your gig, there are people out there who are going to like what you have to say. Bring it f****** on your f****** squares!”

The ‘Wonderwall’ rocker also shrugged off the idea that he was the last great rock star, insisting it would be a “f****** sad” situation.

He said: “I hear it all the time but you can’t be, there must be someone in the way now.

“I just think this world now, the world we live in, there’s a lot of people who are afraid to say what they want, I’m sure they would be canceled and all that tackling.

“I would hate to think I was the last rock star, because that’s just f****** sad.”

Meanwhile, the 49-year-old star – whose new album ‘C’Mon You Know’ is out this month – has also called bands “pretentious” for taking themselves too seriously.

He added: “I have a problem with a lot of these bands today saying, ‘I’m an artist’. No you’re not f******, you’re a geezer in a band so closed the crap.

“They’re all a little pretentious, they’re all about art, wise men. ‘Come to my show’. He’s a concert man.”

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Art, but play sports | Arts + Culture https://rtlmt.org/art-but-play-sports-arts-culture/ Wed, 04 May 2022 19:01:00 +0000 https://rtlmt.org/art-but-play-sports-arts-culture/ Art: “Spanish Dance” by Edgar Degas & Fonderie AA Hébrard, cast between 1931 and 1938. @artbutmakeitsports Missoula, Montana is known for two things: an eccentric arts scene that attracts visual artists, poets and musicians from around the world, and Griz football, an exceptional college program with a history of champions and professional players. The University […]]]>






Art: “Spanish Dance” by Edgar Degas & Fonderie AA Hébrard, cast between 1931 and 1938.




Missoula, Montana is known for two things: an eccentric arts scene that attracts visual artists, poets and musicians from around the world, and Griz football, an exceptional college program with a history of champions and professional players.

The University of Montana powers both of these industries. However, although the two scenes coexist in such a small space, they are not often associated and rarely mingle other than by proximity.

But while that divide exists in most modern contexts, the histories of art and sport are so intertwined that the contemporary disconnect is the part that feels strange, said University art professor Jerod Peitsmeyer. from Montana.

“At some point in America, it seems like there were these various factions of society where if you were really into sports, you probably weren’t really into the arts,” Peitsmeyer said.

Peitsmeyer teaches art history at UM and is acting director of the University’s Visual Arts Gallery. He also maintains a Twitter account that collects old Denver Broncos photos and videos. But even with over 5,000 subscribers, his infrequent art posts receive little to no response.

“I talk to my partner a lot about this strange divide between arts and sports,” Peitsmeyer said. “I’m also an art historian, so I really struggle with these lines, or in fact, maybe I overlap them, but it seems like few other people do.”

Peitsmeyer says the campus community doesn’t have much cohesion between sports and art, but both would benefit if they did.

“In college there’s usually liberal arts and then there’s football,” Peitsmeyer said. “It’s all kind of separate. When people see me in a jersey for the first time on a Sunday in the NFL season, they’re like, ‘I had no idea you liked football. I can’t do it. believe.'”

In the vast intellectual wasteland that separates the two, there are people who seek to unite them through various media. There’s a thriving community on Instagram and Twitter showcasing the full spectrum of what sports art can be – from hand-embroidered baseball cards to something as simple as memes.

LJ Rader is an Emmy-winning sports analyst and television producer based in New York City. He creates memes by combining sports photography with classic works of art. His Instagram account, aptly named @artbutmakeitsports, has nearly a thousand posts. Like Peitsmeyer, he bridges the gap between fine art and sport.

“I have to say that a lot of the art is in the poses, and the ones he compares them to can connect us through time,” Peitsmeyer said. “I wonder, if something like this goes viral, if it would start to increase people’s desire to understand art.”







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Art: Primavera, by Sandro Botticelli, late 1470s or early 1480s




While Peitsmeyer is an art analyst who appreciates sports, Rader is a sports analyst who appreciates art.

Basketball and football may seem like strange lenses through which to view centuries-old paintings and sculptures, but for Rader, it’s second nature.

Rader viewed sports footage of Kaimin and created some of his own sports and artistic mashups.

“There’s one in one of the basketball games that could very easily be a Degas,” Rader said.

In 90 seconds, he had lined up a photo of UM Basketball’s Kyle Owens with Edgar Degas’ 1930s Spanish Dancer sculpture. A buzzer-beater in the study of art history.

“I think most people have an innate desire to compare and contrast things,” Peitsmeyer said. “So when you see something, even if it’s art, you don’t necessarily have a point of reference.”

If you browse Rader’s portfolio of mashups, the comparison becomes obvious. Art has always been about capturing moving figures and sports are, in essence, just many figures in constant motion. Rader’s Instagram, which has more than 13,000 followers, finds a way to appeal to college sports fans and art lovers simultaneously.

Some of Rader’s classic art comparisons have garnered shares from big names in the sport like Josh Howard of the Dallas Mavericks, and some of his other followers include Olympians and former WNBA players. But he says he has little to gain from doing sports memes.

“To use a sporting phrase, I make them for the love of the game,” Rader said.

While he’s not uncomfortable being personally associated with the account, he doesn’t think he deserves much credit for comparing other people’s creations. While some of his creations can be subversive in poking fun at fragile egos or chauvinistic institutions, most of @artbutmakeitsports simply offers a visual comparison of two often disparate subjects. They are simply meant to provide a fresh perspective.

“There is a lot of modern content that I think is created for the sole purpose of being provocative in order to go viral and get more attention. And then it loses, and kind of depreciates, its value” “, Rader said. “Pollock sitting there and thinking, ‘Oh, this is going to crush it. This is going to crush Instagram’s algorithm’ – that’s when it wouldn’t be quite the same.

He often appeals to his followers in the comments to ensure the sports photographer is correctly attributed and uses the story feature to highlight the work of others making sports-themed art, like @laurengoesthere or @the_currency_project.

For Rader, sport and art are both a collective experience. Sports teams are a catalyst for community desire. A group of people known as “fans” gather to share the anticipation of triumph or the shared despair of defeat. Likewise, art fills a niche of mutual experience. An artist puts forward a representation intended to arouse a certain emotion in all who see it.

Artists have captured sporting moments in their work for centuries because those moments of triumph or defeat were always relatable. From the ancient Greeks, to the French impressionists, to Basquiat. Art was a way to share these emotional moments beyond the singular point in time and space where they occur.

Using these artistic representations to create memes in a digital space is a logical adaptation.

“A painter paints a picture and at the time that’s all a picture could be,” Rader said. “I can’t imagine Van Gogh knew you could take what he did and distribute it on the internet.”

Understanding art, even the most abstract of art, is about finding a point of reference that connects with you as a viewer. Whether either side realizes it or not, the art is very much inspired by sports. Seeing the image of a basketball game reflected in a Renaissance painting gives a new angle of interpretation to the two.

“I love going to the European wing of the Met,” Rader said. “Just seeing paintings that I saw growing up and seeing my perspective on them change. Each time you enter with a slightly different purpose, it means something a little different to you.

If art and sport more often share the field, then maybe it can bring the two disciples closer together. More athletes are studying in art programs, or more art students are enjoying Griz games. Maybe having a more connected perspective can help people revisit those ideas they’ve put aside and let people in the arts and sports be the same.

“I remember one day I saw (UM head football coach) Bobby Hauck in the art building,” Peitsmeyer said. “I thought it was really cool that he was in our building. I don’t know why he was there, but the coach of the football team should be in the building sometimes, and vice versa. The head of the art department should be at the football game.

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Democrats see SCOTUS leaked abortion ruling as chance to win culture wars https://rtlmt.org/democrats-see-scotus-leaked-abortion-ruling-as-chance-to-win-culture-wars/ Tue, 03 May 2022 19:14:00 +0000 https://rtlmt.org/democrats-see-scotus-leaked-abortion-ruling-as-chance-to-win-culture-wars/ Republicans fueled election controversy over parental rights and COVID restrictions. But now the Supreme Court is set to strike down abortion rights, changing the game for midterms. Democrats say Republicans will now be on the defensive on an issue most Americans support. Loading Something is loading. Republicans planned to claim election victory this fall on […]]]>
  • Republicans fueled election controversy over parental rights and COVID restrictions.
  • But now the Supreme Court is set to strike down abortion rights, changing the game for midterms.
  • Democrats say Republicans will now be on the defensive on an issue most Americans support.

Republicans planned to claim election victory this fall on a wave of parental fears and dissatisfaction with schools, teachers’ unions and COVID restrictions.

The Supreme Court was set over the summer to weigh in on one of the most polarizing issues of all, overturning abortion rights. But now that an authentic draft of the conservative majority opinion has leaked ahead of schedule, it has accelerated concerns and a decision to dump Roe vs. Wade could supersede all other culture wars when Americans head to the polls. in November. Democrats count on it.

“I think this overshadows many, if not all, of the other divisive issues that have been at the forefront of social debate in our midterm election season so far,” said Democratic strategist John LaBombard, from Rokk Solutions. “I expect this to be a moment of clarification for Democratic voters and independent voters. And it will not be a good time for Republican candidates who have to defend it.”

Democratic Party leaders plan to impress upon voters the importance of abortion rights, Deputy Democratic Leader Senator Patty Murray of Washington has said. Told reporters at the United States Capitol after the release of a Supreme Court draft opinion quashing Roe v. Wade.

“We’re going to make sure that anyone who hasn’t felt the weight of this moment yet, who doesn’t think it can happen, who doesn’t think it matters to them, gets the message loud and clear,” he said. she stated. “We’re going to make sure every person in every state understands this affects you, your choices, your rights.”

Democrats have struggled to mount an aggressive defense against Republican-fueled controversies over mask mandates, controversial books and teaching about race and gender in schools — culture war issues that have played out in chaotic school board meetings and helped Democrats lose the Virginia governor’s mansion last year. But they find themselves on safer footing in the face of abortion-rights challenges, especially as they are threatened by state courts and legislatures and now by the Supreme Court. Democrats are used to championing reproductive rights, and most Americans support keeping Roe v Wade.

“It is not popular to prohibit abortion or contraception”, tweeted Senator Chris Murphy, a Democrat from Connecticut. “It’s not popular to bully gay kids. It’s not popular to ban books. It’s not popular to attack Disney. Democrats shouldn’t be afraid to call out Republicans for their extreme, hard right-hander. We can race on that and win.”

Senator Gary Peters of Michigan told reporters at the US Capitol that “reproductive freedom is a major issue that will be part of campaigns across the country.”

Asked about Roe’s impact on the electoral landscape, the Michigan lawmaker who leads the Senate Democrats’ national re-election campaign said it was “an issue where the American people are aligned with the Democrats.”

The issue could play a role in at least one upcoming Democratic primary — that of Representative Henry Cuellar of Texas, who opposes abortion rights and is the most conservative House Democrat. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York was wanted on Tuesday support for Cuellar’s progressive opponentJessica Cisneros, on Twitter in light of Cuellar’s stance.

But for Democrats, the issue will get more attention in general election campaigns, given that most party members support abortion rights and are known to have taken that position. “It’s just baked in with the electorate,” said LaBombard, a former Democratic Sens aide. Jon Tester of Montana and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, and former Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri. “If you ask an ordinary voter which party supports upholding and maintaining a woman’s right to an abortion, it’s the Democrats.”

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Pro-choice protesters gather outside the Supreme Court following the announcement of Roe V. Wade’s nullification in Washington, DC, May 2, 2022.

Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/For The Washington Post via Getty Images


Democrats led by President Joe Biden are now pushing for abortion rights to be legislated, with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer calling the issue “as urgent and real as possible”. Both chambers are expected to pass a bill codifying the right to abortion. Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Vermont independent who caucus with Democrats, told reporters the Senate would have to end the filibuster, at least on this issue, to win the votes.

“I think the overwhelming majority of the American people understand that it would be a scandal to overturn Roe v. Wade and deny women a very basic right that they have had for 50 years,” Sanders said.

Leaders of the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the Democratic Governors Association and the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee warned voters in a rare five-fold joint statement.

“Republican attacks on access to abortion,


birth control

and women’s health care have significantly raised the stakes in the 2022 election,” the committee leaders said. “These elections will now determine whether cruel new restrictions on abortion will be put in place: whether states will be allowed to criminalize abortion and ban it. even in cases of rape or incest.”

LaBombard said Republicans will now have to explain why, after the Supreme Court ruling, they support the status quo, “which includes rather draconian state restrictions on abortion services,” he said.

Democratic voters, who have at times been “agitated and anxious to see how well the Democratic Party has achieved this Congress and in this administration,” will have even more clarity on what is at stake in the midterm elections, he said. declared.

“And I think you’ll see an increase in the share of independent voters in states and districts that really matter who gets a majority in both houses, acknowledging Republican candidates who are frankly outside the mainstream on this issue. “, did he declare.

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Film – Jane Campion wins the Directors Guild of America award https://rtlmt.org/film-jane-campion-wins-the-directors-guild-of-america-award/ Mon, 02 May 2022 18:20:17 +0000 https://rtlmt.org/film-jane-campion-wins-the-directors-guild-of-america-award/ New Zealand director Jane Campion has won the Directors Guild of America Award for Best Work of the Year for her new western The Power of the Dog. This was announced by the Directors Guild of America (DGA) on Saturday in Los Angeles during a gala evening. Western drama, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jesse Plemons, […]]]>

New Zealand director Jane Campion has won the Directors Guild of America Award for Best Work of the Year for her new western The Power of the Dog. This was announced by the Directors Guild of America (DGA) on Saturday in Los Angeles during a gala evening.

Western drama, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jesse Plemons, tells the story of two brothers in rural Montana in the 1920s. Campion recently won a Golden Globe for Best Director.

Maggie Gyllenhaal won Best Debut Director for family drama The Lost Daughter, which has already been released on Netflix. The DGA Awards are an important indicator of the Oscars, which will take place on March 27 this year.

Following Chloe Chow on ‘Nomadland’ last year and Kathryn Bigelow on ‘Deadly Command – The Hurt Locker’ in 2010, Campion was only the third woman in the DGA Awards’ 70+ year history to win the main prize. of this evening. After the unsuccessful 1993 nomination for “The Piano”, Campion this time faces Hollywood legend Steven Spielberg (“West Side Story”), Denis Villeneuve (“Dion”), Kenneth Branna (“Belfast”) and Paul Thomas Anderson (” Pizza”). liquorice”) across.

And in the TV Award categories, Mark Melaud and an episode of the drama “Succession” and Lucia Agnello’s “Hacks” won for best episode in a comedy series.

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Gaby Acevedo has been influencing culture for three decades: ‘We did our job overnight – there are no limits’ https://rtlmt.org/gaby-acevedo-has-been-influencing-culture-for-three-decades-we-did-our-job-overnight-there-are-no-limits/ Sat, 30 Apr 2022 20:27:26 +0000 https://rtlmt.org/gaby-acevedo-has-been-influencing-culture-for-three-decades-we-did-our-job-overnight-there-are-no-limits/ Being humble helps you in life. GStarr Entertainment CEO Gabriel “Gaby” Acevedo has shaped the experience of beloved sounds around the world since his teenage street tag team promotions with Bronx-based record pool Buddha Inc. Coming from a family of educators, Acevedo learned the difference between creating music for recognition and existing as a product […]]]>

Being humble helps you in life.

GStarr Entertainment CEO Gabriel “Gaby” Acevedo has shaped the experience of beloved sounds around the world since his teenage street tag team promotions with Bronx-based record pool Buddha Inc. Coming from a family of educators, Acevedo learned the difference between creating music for recognition and existing as a product of hip-hop culture. For three decades, the RIAA-certified multi-platinum sales mogul exemplified the latter.

“My older brother was a DJ. He brought his turntables to the emergency exit, in the lobby of our building, or scraped music all over the neighborhood. When I got to high school, my brother and his friends started running a record pool in our living room. I started helping with their marketing after school. We were putting artist stickers in retail stores. Our team has also hung up posters for upcoming shows in the five boroughs,” he explained.

Eager to make his mother proud, Acevedo momentarily enrolled in college to continue the tradition of becoming an educator. By the end of his first year as a teaching assistant, the global hitmaker knew entrepreneurship was where his heart lay. He dropped out of school and joined his brother in handling rap artist branding and commercials. Yet every leader endures their fair share of adversity.

“We were one of the first crews to put promotional items on the highway. People were like, ‘Who made the Big Pun album?’ No one knew our faces, but that has changed,” the pioneer explained.

A the wall street journal The headline accused Acevedo’s brother’s company of vandalizing the city after a group was arrested for hanging LP banners. Despite these events, the result was lucrative, as Buddah Inc. became a go-to source for New York-based music campaigns and more. The rising magnate of the time took his talents on tour. At a camp, Acevedo met his mentor, Steve Rifkind.

Within two weeks of their introduction, Acevedo began handling select radio promotions for Rifkind’s Loud Records artists. In time, he was on the road overseeing national radio for the label’s full roster. After a long period of success, Rifkind sold the Loud. Other major labels began prospecting Acevedo with C-suite job offers, but loyalty kept him close to his first adviser. “Steve said to me, ‘I know a lot of people are calling you. It’s okay. I’m going to get back on my feet sooner rather than later. I said to him, ‘I’m going to hold on with you ‘,” the executive explained of his breakthrough moment.

After a year of strategy, the duo created SRC Records under Universal Music Group. Acevedo was both a partner in the firm and its president. Among a 5-man force, new signees were rocketed to stardom – including Akon with the platinum debut album, Difficulty. The premiere of hit singles like “Lonely” and “Locked Up” proved that Acevedo could spot and break talent.

“People immediately wondered if Akon was marketable to the general public. I was at home with a friend Casper. His uncle was the deputy director of Rikers Island. I asked if Akon could play for the inmates. The prison complex agreed but said ‘We won’t pay for it’ One of my business mantras is ‘Being humble helps you in life’ So our team ended up going to Rikers Island to perform for 4 shows,” confirmed Acevedo.

Afterwards, people started calling NYC radio station HOT 97 with requests to hear “Locked Up”. Akon’s first plaque came amid the rising musician’s state-to-state correctional facility tour and Styles P-assisted song remix. After that critically acclaimed success, others on David Banner’s Accreditedby Asher Roth Asleep in the bread aisleand Melanie Fiona MF life. Even so, the Nuyorican Bronxite never lost sight of his community.

Along with SRC’s growing international recognition came the bilingual word work of Puerto Rican rapper Tego Calderón and Acevedo’s The Underdog/El Subestimado management credit. Being groomed in a Spanglish-speaking block doubled the boss’ stamina, as the Boricuas are the co-architects of hip-hop in his birthplace. Sign the Terror Squad collective ahead of their No. 1 Hot 100 entrance “Lean Back” further cemented the sentiment: “We from the Bronx, New York – shit happens.” Yet the advice to creatives from Acevedo’s hangouts didn’t stop at the talent that shared his identity.

The multi-hyphen is responsible for launching French Montana in the general market. “There are no limits to goals. I helped him with his mixtape cast, the city ​​of cocaine DVDs, and land her first big recording deal. French Montana was on the move in the streets, but it needed structure. The rapper asked, “Can you handle me?” At the time, I had so much on my plate. So he started coming to my office every day until I did,” the president said.

From then on, Acevedo began teaching the MC the ins and outs of the business. Montana’s restlessness was evident. Soon, the leading bridge builder was promoting a plan to get Montana past the New York airwaves by way of a FunkMaster Flex co-signer. After navigating industry politics, the radio heavyweight agreed to meet and later DJ at Montana’s birthday party.

The celebration host maneuvered the vinyl of the lyricist’s single across Flex’s tables – encouraging him to spin it. The crowd at the venue went wild when new music from Montana dropped. Succession to management breakthroughs include the double platinum collaboration “Pop That” with Rick Ross, Drake and Lil Wayne and the 9 times platinum duet, “Unforgettable” with Swae Lee. Additional Guide Stages include Myke Tower Beginnings The Final of the Principio.

The chart-topping accolades in the music world pale in comparison to Acevedo’s most important position: head of the family. “I am a father, a husband and a family man. I think it gives me a lot of power. They are my biggest support system. Also, I have a 14 year old son who has autism. He is the most affectionate child in the world. My boy is my superhero. It’s gratifying to see him evolve,” he said affectionately.

“A lot of people in my position or in general feel embarrassed to have a child with special needs. I have never been bothered. My house is everything! When I am at home, I am pious. My daughter understands how family works. My wife is Boricua too. She and I grew up in the same neighborhood. I have known her for thirty years. We are business partners,” Acevedo continued.

Together, the couple operate GStarr Entertainment – ​​an artist relations company. They signed artists JI, Daisy Simo, Apollo Rai and Messiah. GStarr’s buzzing production roster includes newcomers DOC, Almighty Nate and Jabari. United, Gabriel “Gaby” Acevedo’s rap enterprise is gearing up for more hit records, intercontinental tours, a TV series alongside 50 Cent, and groundbreaking independent wins. Acevedo is a board member of the XXL Award 2022.

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UM Musicians Tune into Earth Week at UM Flat | Arts + Culture https://rtlmt.org/um-musicians-tune-into-earth-week-at-um-flat-arts-culture/ Thu, 28 Apr 2022 06:00:00 +0000 https://rtlmt.org/um-musicians-tune-into-earth-week-at-um-flat-arts-culture/ Stephen Clement, a musical theater student with a minor in music composition, warms up during a sound check in the UM Flat studio April 19 during a Switchback Records concert. The concert featured college musicians in the midst of an uprising as part of Earth Week celebrations. The concert, organized by the University’s student record […]]]>






Stephen Clement, a musical theater student with a minor in music composition, warms up during a sound check in the UM Flat studio April 19 during a Switchback Records concert. The concert featured college musicians in the midst of an uprising as part of Earth Week celebrations. The concert, organized by the University’s student record label, kicked off the events of Flat’s Earth Week.



When Stephen’s friend Jay Clement passed away earlier this year, they turned to their piano and wrote a song the same day. “Another Day” is a song about grief and loss. It captures the grief of not being able to spend one more day with a loved one.

“Music is my main form of expression. When something happens I end up writing a song about it, it just became a reflex and it helps. It’s like writing a diary,” Clement said.

Clement is a junior musical theater student at UM and won Missoula’s Top Musician of 2021. They are currently working on an album as a senior project for Davidson Honors College called “Alive”, including the song ” Another Day” is part of it. According to Clement, the album will address social and wealth inequalities, gender and sexuality, the use of animals as commodities, environmental degradation and abuse of power.

“Everything that comes out of this new album, I’m just really happy with it and it’s a cohesive track,” Clement said.

Clement debuted his new unreleased songs at the UM Flat for the concert hosted by student-run label Switchback Records on April 19. The show was part of the Earth Week celebration at the apartment and featured four local artists including Clement, Evan Wright, Rylee Amick and Ethan Smith.

“It was a local, relaxing musical stop for people to support their peers at school,” said Anna Sevo, a freshman psychology student at UM. “Evan has an incredible style that he shows through his musical choices, commentary and professionalism.”

Wright, a freshman in sound arts, opened the intimate concert with an eight-song set. His set consisted of soft rock on his guitar with the occasional accompaniment of radiator beeps in the back.

“I tried to put so much heartfelt emotion into what I sing and play,” Wright said. “So if you couldn’t see the concert, just know that I gave it my all.”

In addition to performing gigs with Switchback Records, Wright is set to release an EP on April 29 titled “Hawaii Violence.” Wright said the album was “surf rock-ish” and would be available on Spotify.

“I heard this local band called The Skurfs and I really liked them. I showed up, and the Skurfs are great, nothing against the Skurfs, but it wasn’t what I expected,” said said Wright “So I thought, ‘Well, I’m going to do what I expected’ and now I have an EP.”







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Rylee Amick, right, performs alongside Ethan Smith during the third act of the Switchback Records concert. The duo’s music resonated in the attendees’ chests as their voices blended with the music.



The concert ended with Amick, an undisclosed freshman at UM, and local artist Smith performing as a psychedelic rock duo on guitar and vocals. The two took turns playing their original work while the other artist improvised in the background.

“I think the concert was good. It was the first time Ethan and I played together, so it was really interesting for both of us to have this experience,” Amick said. “I felt like that was kind of the start of everything that was to come. It was really fun playing there and having that space to express yourself.

Not only was the concert his first time performing onstage as a duo, it was Smith’s first gig after just four open-mic performances at the Zootown Arts Community Center.

“I’m used to playing like three songs and being finished, and I feel like I just want to keep playing more and more,” Smith said. “It motivates me to have people listening because it’s not every day that you have people willing to sit down and receive what you have to say. It really makes me want to pour out my heart , to pour out my soul when people are ready to receive, to sit and listen.

The duo have no plans to release their original music anytime soon, but they’re working on getting gigs around Missoula and discovering their sound. Smith said their goal is to spread love and music around Missoula. In doing so, they continue their search for a drummer and name for their band.

Switchback Records, as well as artists of the night, should have more live concerts in Missoula in the coming months.

“It would be really badass if more people showed up for some of these things because it happens and everyone is welcome,” Wright said. “We can finally see more and more people coming out, but I think there could be a lot more people attending the shows and other local events than right now.”

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Becoming Betty Venom: Vibrant Burlesque Meets Vintage Fashion | Arts + Culture https://rtlmt.org/becoming-betty-venom-vibrant-burlesque-meets-vintage-fashion-arts-culture/ Wed, 27 Apr 2022 04:04:27 +0000 https://rtlmt.org/becoming-betty-venom-vibrant-burlesque-meets-vintage-fashion-arts-culture/ Betty Venom sits among an array of items she sells at her downtown Missoula boutique, Betty V Vintage, which opened in August 2021. Venom doubles as a burlesque dancer for The Cigarette Girls at Missoula. Maddie Crandall / Montana Kaimin Betty Venom came out from the back of the room, snapping her fingers to the […]]]>






Betty Venom sits among an array of items she sells at her downtown Missoula boutique, Betty V Vintage, which opened in August 2021. Venom doubles as a burlesque dancer for The Cigarette Girls at Missoula.



Betty Venom came out from the back of the room, snapping her fingers to the beat of sultry music as her hips rocked back and forth. Her electric neon hair in the color of the Red Hots was perfectly curled and rested around her breasts.

Upstairs, a line of bodies waited to enter the warm, intimate basement of Stave and Hoop in downtown Missoula. Tonight’s show? A burlesque show without a specific title, but patrons still delighted.

On the ground floor, the senses are exalted. The click of heels on cement was subtle but widespread. Venom moved her shoulders in seductive little circles, slowly loosening the laces of her bodice, teasing the audience. Venom twisted and arched her back, allowing her bedazzled nipples to pop out of her top. Hand-stuck red and silver gemstones shimmered in the light, drawing attention and applause as Venom shimmered, boobs bouncing. She emerged into the corner hallway almost completely naked, her first act over.

Venom is a burlesque dancer with The Cigarette Girls, “Montana’s premier burlesque troupe”, which performs in Missoula and throughout the state. The character of Betty Venom was created by Kayla Challinor, the non-performance name of Venom. However, she goes by Betty and Kayla indiscriminately in everyday life.







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Venom finds most of her shop’s inventory herself. She has been collecting vintage items for almost a decade.



Graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Montana in 2016, Venom loved the finds and looks from previous years before she started performing. Venom started selling her vintage items on eBay when she was still in school, before becoming part of The Cigarette Girls. Once she joined the troupe, selling items took a back seat.

“The Cigarette Girls were my first introduction to burlesque,” ​​Venom said.

When people hear the word stripper, they probably imagine strip clubs and g-strings. When people hear the word burlesque, people most likely imagine the 2012 film “Burlesque” with Cher, the owner of a burlesque club in Los Angeles and Christina Aguilera, a newcomer from the Midwest who just wants to dance, finally finding each other to sing too. .

Venom believes that striptease and burlesque are “different sides of the same coin”. Historically, striptease and burlesque performance have indeed intertwined and evolved in different ways. Burlesque has been around since the 1880s and has connections to comic and theatrical elements.

After years of performing with the troupe, the pandemic set in and burlesque shows were canceled. Venom once again turned his attention to selling his wares and founding his business, Betty V Vintage (the “V” for Venom).

In Venom’s underground boutique in downtown Missoula, fur coats, vintage dresses and eclectic cowboy boots fill the space. “I’ve been collecting for over 10 years,” Venom said.

Whether she works in her shop, performs statewide, or simply exists in Missoula, Venom’s personality and character have followed her.

“[I’m] locally famous,” Venom said. “I have this weird thing where I don’t see anyone. I just know that people look at me all the time. i basically [put on] blinders.

The creation of Betty Venom began eight years ago, when Wilma’s stage was filled with bodies ready for applause. It was Halloween, and that meant “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” in Missoula, with The Cigarette Girls opening the show.







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Reid Reimers has been the director, producer and star of the Rocky Horror Picture Show for years in Missoula. Originally cast in the first show at the Wilma in 2009, Reimers continually plays Frank N. Furter, a role that Tim Curry originated on stage and in film. The cult 1975 film adaptation continually has Rocky Horror fans screaming, “Time Warp,” every October across the country at various events, and the Wilma is no exception.

“One of our main goals for Rocky, because the show is so popular, is to share the love as much as possible with other bands in town,” Reimers said. “We try to be racy, not raunchy… [The Cigarette Girls] were a really natural response for us.

A younger, less confident Venom was terrified of performing for Rocky Horror fans. It would be her first time performing in front of a massive audience. But she had made her way to this – she was ready. Audiences loved her and Venom’s burlesque career began.

Stella Pearl, the stage name of Meg Hansen, is another member of the burlesque troupe who has been with The Cigarette Girls since its inception in 2010. She knew Venom when she was a kitten – a cute name for a stagehand who picks up accessories and clothes. after a number – and over the years they have gone from acquaintances to friends. They both share a love for vintage clothing and fashion.

“It’s really fun to have this outlet to play dress up,” Pearl said of the burlesque performance. “The average middle-class American has no excuse to continue shopping for dresses throughout her life. It’s fun to express that kind of creativity.







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Betty Venom, Stella Pearl and the rest of the cast choreograph and design their own numbers. They are all in the process of revamping their show and hope to start local performances again soon. Reid Reimers hopes to have The Cigarette Girls opening Rocky in the fall of 2022.

While vintage fashion is Venom’s thing and a deep love for her, her passion for burlesque is strong, she said.

“It’s glamorous. It’s seductive. It’s showgirls.

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Hilaria Baldwin calls for an end to ‘cancellation culture and online mob attacks’ | Entertainment https://rtlmt.org/hilaria-baldwin-calls-for-an-end-to-cancellation-culture-and-online-mob-attacks-entertainment/ Mon, 25 Apr 2022 14:33:55 +0000 https://rtlmt.org/hilaria-baldwin-calls-for-an-end-to-cancellation-culture-and-online-mob-attacks-entertainment/ Hilaria Baldwin has called for an end to ‘cancel culture’ and ‘online mob attacks’ amid fears vicious trolling could ‘drive people to suicide’. The 38-year-old podcaster and author – who is expecting her seventh child with husband Alec Baldwin – urged her Instagram followers to be more considerate of others online and insisted they should […]]]>

Hilaria Baldwin has called for an end to ‘cancel culture’ and ‘online mob attacks’ amid fears vicious trolling could ‘drive people to suicide’.

The 38-year-old podcaster and author – who is expecting her seventh child with husband Alec Baldwin – urged her Instagram followers to be more considerate of others online and insisted they should try to mitigate media build-ups socials by reaching out with words of comfort instead of hate.

She said: “If you see someone being attacked by the online mob, or any kind of cancel culture, instead of parading, or worse, getting involved, contact them and just tell them that you support him as a human.

“You don’t have to agree with them 100%, you don’t even have to understand why they are attacking them.

“This idea of ​​nitpicking, having partial information and taking things out of context, or even when people completely disappoint you. It’s not up to us to judge everyone all the time.

“It is absolutely impossible to make absolutely everyone happy and to be in harmony with everyone. We are more divided than ever.

Hilaria – who was ridiculed online because of her Spanish origins in 2020 – went on to add that social media hate can have devastating consequences.

She added, “I can tell you that this kind of attack is mental torture.

“As human beings, we are not made for this. We drive each other crazy, we drive people where they want to kill themselves, where they lose their sanity.

“And that’s not fair. It’s not good. So reach out to them and just tell them you’re thinking of them to try to stabilize them.

Hilaria’s husband Alec has been at the center of vicious attacks online since he was involved in a fatal shooting on the set of his doomed film ‘Rust’ last year, which saw a gun he was holding offload, injuring director Joel Souza and killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

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