Entertainment Briefs

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The Associated Press

Montana Public Radio mounts annual Fall Pledge Drive

Montana Public Radio (MTPR) is holding its eighth fall pledge drive through 1 p.m. Sunday. The goal is $250,000, according to a University of Montana news release.

“It’s a great time to look back at how MTPR has made a difference in the lives of our listeners,” said Ray Ekness, director of the UM Broadcast Media Center and MTPR general manager.

“We know our listeners are passionate about Montana news and programs, but it takes their financial support to make those programs a reality,” Ekness said.

Listener contributions make up 72 percent of MTPR’s income annually. To pledge call 406-243-6400, donate online at http://mtpr.org or mail pledges to MTPR at 32 Campus Dr., Missoula, Montana, 59812.

Irish heroine’s granddaughter to speak in Missoula, Butte

Micheline Sheehy Skeffington — the granddaughter of prominent Irish nationalist, feminist and suffragist Hanna Sheehy Skeffington — will deliver a free lecture at the University of Montana in Missoula this month celebrating the 100th anniversary of her grandmother’s tour of America in 1917.

Micheline Skeffington, a plant ecologist at the National University of Ireland, Galway, will talk about her grandmother’s fight for justice for both her husband and Ireland.

The lecture is at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 30, in Turner Hall’s Dell Brown Room on the UM campus, according to a UM News Release.

Although not involved in Ireland’s Easter Rising, Hanna’s husband, Francis, a committed pacifist, was murdered by a British firing squad. After being denied justice by the British government and refusing a sizeable payment for her silence, she brought her case against English rule in Ireland to America’s court of public opinion. She toured from coast to coast for 18 months, and gave 250 speeches, the news release said.

For more information contact Traolach Ó Ríordáin at 406-243-6359 or traolach.oriordain@mso.umt.edu.

Pub Station all-ages show set for Thursday in Billings

Hollywood Undead and Butcher Babies will perform on Thursday at the Pub Station Ballroom at 2502 First Ave. N.  in Billings. Doors open at 6 p.m. and music begins at 7 p.m.

Tickets for the all-ages show cost $25.