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‘Youth Making Good Choices’

Heather Rathbun of Billings – Miss Montana – is traveling the state for her “Youth Making Good Choices” tour. She expects to put more than 40,000 miles during her trek; she is promoting bully-free schools and C.A.R.E. (Courtesy and Respect Expectations).

Rathbun is one of the featured performers this week at the Good New Diner, a monthly variety show for the whole family. Rathbun, who graduated from Rocky Mountain College in Billings in social sciences and equine training, has been teaching horsemanship and mentoring troubled youth at the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch. She’ll be demonstrating her tae-kwon-do martial arts; she has earned her second-degree black belt.

Saturday’s Good News Diner Show is the final show of its September-through-May season. It begins at 7 p.m. (the snack bar opens at 6:30 p.m.) in the Calvary Church Theater, 2023 S. Higgins Ave. Singers, dancers, musicians, puppeteers and Carolyn “The Bun Lady” Glidewell entertain. Free.

Montana Camerata de Musique Noblesse

The four musicians of the Montana Camerata de Musique Noblesse – from left to right, harpsichordist Lucien Hut, Katherine Skinner on the baroque flute and recorder, soprano Dawn Douglass and Ken Grant on the viola da gamba – are offering listeners a treat this week: a 200-year journey with music from 16th century Italian masters through Purcell and Handel.

“From Italy to England: 200 Years Along the Musical Road to the High Baroque” is at 4 p.m. Sunday at the St. Francis Xavier Church, 420 Pine St., Missoula. The suggested contribution is $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors.

Zachary Pfau

Hellgate High School student Zachary Pfau is graduating in June and will attend Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., this fall, studying saxophone with teacher and musician Frederick Hemke.

Pfau – who won the Coeur d’Alene Symphony’s Young Artist competition this year – is performing a classical saxophone concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Hellgate High School auditorium. Hellgate’s Saxophone Quartet also will perform during this graduation recital. Works by Ravel, Dubois, D’Rivera, Tower and Maurice are planned; the concert is free.

LeGrande Harvey

Cowboy singer and songwriter LeGrande Harvey came to Montana from Tennessee, but his heart is in Montana now. He composed “Montana Melody” in 1983 and it is now the Montana state ballad.

Harvey is the featured performer this Sunday at Down Right Country’s concert at 7 p.m. at the Hamilton Senior Center Community Room, 820 N. Fourth St.

A cowboy poetry gathering in White Sulphur Springs and several radio programs – including the Jan Thompson Live show in South Dakota and a “Legends in the Making” show in Washington, D.C.

– are among the projects Harvey is currently juggling.

Admission is $4 for Sunday’s concert.

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