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Guitar Prodigy Jiji Performs this Saturday

The Great Falls Symphony opens the 2017-18 Silver Series season with Guitar Master, featuring classical guitarist, Jiji; winner of the 2016 Concert Artists Guild International Competition. Maestro Grant Harville is making his debut as Music Director. This season of celebration is sponsored by D.A. Davidson Companies, and Guitar Master is sponsored by First Interstate Bank. Jiji is an adventurous twenty-four-year-old artist based out of New York. Born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, she got her musical start at the age of nine. When asked what inspired her to pursue classical guitar, she stated, “This is actually a pretty funny story. When I was a kid I was really into rock music. My dad ex

Live & Let Die the Next Best Thing to the Beatles

Since he was eight years old, Tony Kishman knew he wanted to be one of The Beatles. He took a vinyl copy of the song “All My Loving” to Show and Tell at school and performed it while “playing” the broom. “That was the first time I ever said to myself I’d like to imitate (Paul McCartney) or be him,” said Kishman. After some twists and turns, Kishman’s dream came true, and he brings his show, “Live and Let Die: A Symphonic Tribute to Paul McCartney” to the Mansfield Theater Wednesday, Sept. 20, backed by the Great Falls Symphony Orchestra. Kishman began his career as Paul McCartney since the 1970s when he was encouraged by friends to audition for the Broadway show “Beatlemania.” Those who had

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