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Great American Folk Show to be featured at Medora
The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation (TRMF) has announced that the folk music performance, The Great American Folk Show with Tom Brosseau, will be apearing in Medora, North Dakota, on Sunday, Aug. 27 through Wednesday, Sept. 6. Performances will be in the newly remodeled Old Town Hall Theater starting at 1:30 p.m. each day, according to a news release from TRMF.
The Great American Folk Show with Tom Brosseau features singer-songwriter Tom Brosseau and special guests, Irish/American musician, Gregory Page and Burning Hills Singer, Misti Koop.
Brosseau’s music is strongly influenced by his grandparents and his North Dakota childhood.
Adult tickets cost $15 each. Guests can get tickets for The Great American Folk Show with Tom Brosseau at Medora.com or at the door of the Old Town Hall Theater in Medora.

Billings author to sign new book on Saturday  
Billings author Tom Richardson will sign copies of his new book, “The Showdown at Yellowstone” at Leslie’s Hallmark in Rimrock Mall in Billings on Saturday. The book, co-written by Larry Richardson, is a western adventure telling the exploits of the Montana lawman team of Sheriff C. J. Mason and Deputy Thorn Hikcum during their pre-lawman days as wranglers in the 1890s.
    “The Showdown at Yellowstone” is the prequel to “The Big Horn” by Larry Richardson and Tom Richardson, the first in a book series about the exploits of protagonists, C.J. Mason, a police sergeant and Thorn Hickum, a retired military man.
    Larry Richardson, born and raised in Southern California, is an outdoor enthusiast, backpacker and long distance runner. He currently lives in Cleveland, Tennessee. Tom Richardson has had a lifelong love affair with the western genre, in literature, music and movies.  Tom Lives in Billings, Montana.
 

Scientists name prehistoric croc after Lemmy from Motorhead
LONDON (AP) — Scientists have named a prehistoric crocodile described as “one of the nastiest sea creatures to have ever inhabited the earth” after late Motorhead frontman and British heavy metal icon Lemmy Kilmister.
London’s Natural History Museum says the fossil of what’s now known as Lemmysuchus obtusidens was dug up in England in the early 20th century but was incorrectly categorized with other sea crocodiles found in the area.
Researchers recently took another look at the specimen and gave it a new classification and a scientific name of its own.
The fossil is housed at the museum. Curator Lorna Steel suggested it be named after Kilmister, who died in 2015. She says in a statement that “we’d like to think that he would have raised a glass to Lemmysuchus.”