Articles written by Carol Evans


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  • Support the Ranger

    Carol Evans, Seeley Lake, Mont.|Aug 30, 2018

    This letter is in support of our District Ranger, Rachel Feigley. I understand that a petition has been circulated negating the works of Ms. Feigley. I would like to confirm her positive attitude and ongoing interaction in the community to promote the role of the Forest Service in maintaining public lands for multiple use. After the Rice Ridge Fire in 2017, some residents needed to place blame for the loss of revenue. In addition, the road closures and campground closures were seen as the sole responsibility of the Ranger. While many of us know...

  • John Roberts Y Pan Blanco Will Make You Feel Like Dancin'

    Carol Evans, 2VS Program Director|Mar 15, 2018

    SEELEY LAKE - Please join Alpine Artisans' 2 Valleys Stage at the Seeley Lake Community Hall March 25, 3 p.m. for the rousing rhythms of John Roberts y Pan Blanco. The group is an ensemble of energetic musicians that inspires the audience to dance and enjoy life! You'll hear vocals in Spanish, English and Portuguese as the group melds high-energy Funk, African and Latin grooves with soulful instrumental solos aimed at sharing musical and cultural diversity with the audience. The family-friendly...

  • Choose Valinor for Valentine's

    Carol Evans, 2VS Program Director|Feb 15, 2018

    SEELEY LAKE - Looking for something special for your special Valentine? Hoping to make Valentine's Day last longer? Bring your Valentine to a performance of the Valinor Quartet Feb. 25, 3 p.m. at the Seeley-Swan High School Auditorium. Included in the ticket price is a dinner reception and a chance to meet the musicians, compliments of Citizens Alliance Bank. The Valinor Quartet is a unique collaboration between Victor Prieto, considered to be the leading jazz accordionist in the U.S., and the...

  • Join us for a Holiday Concert with the Missoula Community Chorus

    Carol Evans, 2VS Program Director|Dec 7, 2017

    SEELEY LAKE - Alpine Artisans and 2 Valleys Stage will be bringing the 80 member Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Ron Wilcott, to Seeley-Swan High School auditorium Dec. 17 at 3 p.m. for beautiful selections from chorale favorites. The Community Chorus is based on "inspiring community through music." To accomplish that goal they see the group empowering individuals through a pursuit of excellence in great choral music, as a community where persons of all ages, cultural heritages, financial...

  • Mais Oui! Prepare for a Bit of French, A lot of Music and Maybe Some Dancing!

    Carol Evans, 2VS Program Director|Sep 28, 2017

    SEELEY LAKE - Dennis Stroughmatt and L'Esprit Creole (Don't call it Cajun!) will be bringing foot stomping, hand clapping music to our valleys Oct. 8 (note date change!), 3 p.m. at the Seeley-Swan High School Auditorium. Because this visit is as much about history and culture as it is music, we're pretty sure everyone will find it interesting-and lively. The description of the trio includes "fingers and bow flying, Dennis Stroughmatt takes listeners on a musical odyssey not so different from his...

  • 2VS Brings Chinook Winds to the Valleys

    Carol Evans, 2VS Program Director|Sep 14, 2017

    SWAN VALLEY - Everyone is ready for a breath of fresh air! Sunday, Sept. 17 Chinook Winds will blow through the Seeley Swan Valleys. The resident wind quintet of the Great Falls Symphony will perform at 3 p.m. in the Swan Valley School. The group will be in our schools September 14-15 working with students in Seeley Lake, Condon and Potomac. Founded in 1992 by the Great Falls Symphony, the Chinook Winds have followed their mission to bring the highest quality chamber music to a wide variety of a...

  • Sapphire Trio to Perform on New Stage

    Carol Evans, Directory, 2 Valleys Stage|Apr 13, 2017

    SEELEY LAKE - Three doctors with musical instruments, spreading music and friendship at home and abroad! Yes, that aptly describes The Sapphire Trio with Maxine Ramey on clarinet, Margaret Nichols-Baldridge on violin and Jody Graves on piano. They will be playing a public concert in Seeley Lake April 23, at 3 p.m. on the NEW STAGE at the Seeley-Swan High School. The last concert of the 2 Valleys Stage (2VS) 2016-2017 season, the performance will be followed by a dinner reception, hosted by...

  • Jack Gladstone to Perform with Swan Valley Students

    Carol Evans, 2 Valleys Stage Director|Mar 2, 2017

    SWAN VALLEY - Alpine Artisans' 2 Valleys Stage (2VS) presents one of Native America's premier lyric storysmiths Jack Gladstone, "Montana's Troubadour." Gladstone will perform in concert, with Swan Valley School (SVS) students, at the Swan Valley Community Hall March 12 at 3 p.m. Along with the concert, a slide show produced by Patti Bartlett will play as backdrop for Gladstone and his music. In a career spanning more than three decades, Gladstone is regarded as a cultural bridge builder. In...

  • Maracujá Due to Heat Things Up

    Carol Evans, 2 Valleys Stage Director|Dec 29, 2016

    SEELEY LAKE - To combat a cold January winter, Alpine Artisans' performing arts branch 2 Valleys Stage is bringing the community a mixture of fiery Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music courtesy of the band Maracujá. The Maracujá trio blends guitar, percussion and vocals to produce music for dancing, music for listening, music to bring a smile. Their repertoire includes everything from samba-funk, bossa nova and bolero to Cuban son, an amalgamation of Spanish song forms with Afro-Cuban qualities. M...

  • 2VS Brings Fubuki Daiko to Seeley Lake

    Carol Evans, 2 Valleys Stage Director|Oct 6, 2016

    SEELEY LAKE - Blizzard Drums is the translation of Fubuki Daiko. Alpine Artisans' 2 Valleys Stage (2VS) is bringing the drumming group to Seeley-Swan High School (SSHS) Tuesday, Oct. 18. This exciting group of musician athletes will amaze both children and adults with their blend of martial arts, meditation and rhythm. The core members of the group each have more than 25 years of taiko drumming experience and training from Tokyo-born Seiichi Tanaka. Grandmaster Seiichi Tanaka of the San...

  • Richard III Coming to Seeley Lake

    Carol Evans, Director 2 Valleys Stage|Aug 18, 2016

    SEELEY LAKE - Montana Shakespeare in the Parks (MSIP) will be in Seeley Lake Aug. 26. The 10-player company will present "Richard III" at 6 p.m. on the Double Arrow Grounds. "Richard III" is a particularly challenging play to stage but the MSIP players are seasoned professionals who do an amazing job of bringing the Bard's words to life. Executive artistic director Kevin Asselin said, "This is the first time in MSIP's 44-year history that we'll bring 'Richard III' to our stage." Even 400 years...

  • Tappan/Williams Quartet Wraps Up 2VS Season

    Carol Evans, 2 Valleys Stage Director|Apr 7, 2016

    SEELEY LAKE - On April 17 the Tappan/Williams Quartet will amaze audiences with their jazz selections and enormous talent. The concert, to be held at 3 p.m. at Seeley-Swan High School (SSHS), is the final concert for the 2 Valleys Stage 2015/16 season. The venue was originally to be the Presbyterian Church, but has been changed to SSHS. The four musicians of the quartet have vast experience and acclaim, nationally and internationally. The networks and collaboration these four have with famous...

  • Queen Nur to Perform in Swan Valley

    Carol Evans, Program Director, 2 Valleys Stage|Mar 10, 2016

    SWAN VALLEY - On March 20 at 3 p.m. Queen Nur takes the stage at Swan Valley School. And I mean, takes the stage! Living in western Montana, we rarely have a chance to see and hear a glimpse of a culture so far removed from our own. In her public concert, accompanied by African instruments, the incomparable storyteller Queen Nur will present a tasty treat of stories, songs and dance celebrating her African-American Heritage. Alpine Artisans and 2 Valleys Stage are pleased to present Karen...

  • Internationally Acclaimed Pianist to Perform in Seeley Lake

    Carol Evans, 2VS Program Director|Jan 7, 2016

    SEELEY LAKE - On Sunday, Jan. 17, concert pianist Tanya Gabrielian will bring her talent to Seeley Lake for a public concert at 3 p.m. in the Seeley-Swan High School auditorium. Alpine Artisans' 2 Valleys Stage (2VS) is pleased to be able to bring such a world-renowned artist to our valleys. Gabrielian has performed in acclaimed venues on four continents, including Carnegie Hall, the Sydney Opera House in Australia, Queen Elizabeth Hall in London and the Salle Cortot in Paris. Grounded in the...

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