As time went on, and by the late-80s, my friends and I were ready to ditch our cassette tapes and move on like the rest of the world. By then, many scrambled to buy portable CD players, plus state-of-the-art CD consoles and stereos for their cars and homes. So, when was the first time you bought a music CD, and what one was it? Here are some fun facts as presented by Discogs and Kodak Digitalizing. The band ABBA and musician Billy Joel were the first pop/rock artists to release CDs. ABBA released their 1981 album Visitors on CD in Europe a year later, and Billy Joel released his album 52nd Street in Japan that same year. However, the first commercial CD released in early 1982 was a classical rendition of Chopin Waltzes by Claudio Arrau. The United States finally got a piece of the compact disc pie when Bruce Springsteen released Born in the USA in September of 1984. No doubt the world of technology continues to change, but regardless of how many different devices we've played our favorite music on over the years, one thing is for certain: "The Song Remains the Same". Hmm, yet another great CD!....oh, and cassette...and download...
Sean Patton, of Comedy Central fame, is set to perform at the Lewis and Clark Taproom in Helena (1517 Doge Avenue) on February 5th! As illustrated by Bone Dry Comedy, the organizers of the event, Patton has appeared in two Comedy Central originals, Live at Gotham and Inside Amy Schumer. He has also been featured on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Conan, What's Your F@#king Deal?!, Viceland's Flophouse, IFC's Maron, TruTV's Those Who Can't, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, and This is Not Happening.
If your dog, cat, or any other pets you possess are accustomed to being outdoors year-round, then it's time to put a kibosh on those plans this weekend and bring them indoors! As of today, Friday, January 27th, a winter storm warning remains in effect, with temperatures expected to plunge from 33 to 4 degrees by this evening. By tomorrow, wind chill values will hit -15, and temperatures will drop to -24 by Saturday night. Even though no new snow is expected Sunday or Monday, temperatures on both days will be very harsh for humans and pets alike, so refrain from enduring any extensive outdoor activities during that timeframe.
Just weeks after the 2022 Men's Basketball team raised their championship banner from last spring, the Oredigger Women's Track and Field team added their own to the rafters last night over Kelvin Sampson Court in the HPER complex.
For us here in Butte and Southwest Montana, we have a winter storm warning in effect through Saturday. The winter storm warning is for heavy snow, blowing snow, with a possible flash freeze. The Butte area could see 4 to 8 inches of snow, with 8 to 14 inches of snow in the mountains. Blowing, drifting, and the possible flash freeze could make travel hazardous.
Trailing by 14 with 10:15 left in the game, the University of Providence came roaring back behind the shooting of guards Davien Harris-Williams and Eric Millner to force overtime, but the Montana Tech men would escape with the victory, 94-87 Thursday night at Kelvin Sampson court.
The University of Providence Women jumped out to an early 12-0 lead which was too much for Montana Tech to overcome and the Argos went on to a 77-58 win over the Orediggers Thursday night at Kelvin Sampson Court
With everything that theatre programs offer, it's no wonder the Butte Elks Lodge is on board to support the Orphan Girl Children's Theatre next month with a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser. Of course, none of this is possible without the community's support, so thank you in advance to those who plan to attend. So, here's what to expect during the fundraiser on February 5th. From 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., the Butte Elks Lodge (206 W Galena) will serve pancakes, with everything from eggs, bacon, and sausage, to juice and coffee. The cost is only $10 a plate, and children five and under eat for free. Proceeds will help to pay tuition fees for aspiring young actors and actresses. So, to all supporters, take a well-deserved bow! Bravo!
As a product of the 1970s, there's still a longing to reminisce about toys from a decade that offered a limited selection of electronics. Not to mention nothing that resembles the technology we have today. With the exception of retro toys such as Simon, Speak & Spell, Pong, Atari 2600, Baby Alive, Easy Bake Oven, and Mattel's Electronic Football, most that held a child's undivided attention that did not require an electrical outlet or batteries 50 years ago were Rubik's Cube, Pet Rocks, Weebles, Clackers, Big Wheel, Connect Four, Uno, Barbie, G.I. Joe, Nerf Football, possibly Hungry Hungry Hippo and more. As for Cabbage Patch Dolls, they were manufactured in mass consumption in 1982 by Xavier Roberts. So, unless you were able to purchase an original prototype created by Martha Nelson Thomas in 1976, we'll save discussion of that trendy doll for an article about toys from the 1980s. So, what toys did you embrace growing up in the 1970s?