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Special 2018 Guest Stars

CELEBRATING the 20TH ANNIVERSARY of the unpretentious, funny, and soulful film SMOKE SIGNALS with Special Guest: ELAINE MILES

Elaine Miles is an American actress known for her role as Marilyn Whirlwind in the TV series Northern Exposure.  She was born in Pendleton, Oregon of Cayuse/Nez Perce ancestry and lived until she was three on the Umatilla Indian Reservation in eastern Oregon. She learned many of the traditional skills in her youth—storytelling, beading, pottery and weaving—and is a prize-winning traditional dancer.

Miles was named Native American Woman of the Year in 1993, and America's Celebrity Indian of the Year in 1995. In 1995, Miles was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award as part of the Northern Exposure cast in the category, Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

Since Northern Exposure, Miles has done tours with her dancing and stand–up comedy, has emceed at numerous Pow-wows, and had roles in independent films such as Smoke Signals, Skins and The Business of Fancydancing.


1990      Northern Exposure                         Marilyn Whirlwind             TV series, 

1995                                                                                                          110 episodes

1998      Scattering Dad                                 Lucy                                      TV Movie

1998      Smoke Signals                                  Lucy                                Feature Film

2002      The Business of Fancydancing    Kim                                 Feature Film

2002      Skins                                                   Rondella Roubaix         Feature Film

2003      Images of Indians: How Hollywood  Self, archive footage  Documentary

                  Stereotyped the Native American                                                  TV movie

2007      Tortilla Heaven                                 Caridad                          Feature Film

2008      Fry Bread Babes                               Self                               Documentary

                                                                                                                         Short Film

2018     The Red Man's View                          Nata'yah                   Pre-production

                                                                                                                      Feature film

RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rockedthe World with Special Guest 


Friday, April 27 - Elks Theatre, Rapid City 7 pm

Guitarist, music, TV and film producer, author, television host, music director, film composer, songwriter, recording artist and Proud Apache!

Stevie Salas has recorded on over 70 different albums with artists as diverse as George Clinton, Justin Timberlake, Buddy Miles, T.I., Mick Jagger, and Rod Stewart. Having sold over two million solo albums around the world, Stevie has been cited as one of the top 50 guitarists of all time.

Dreaming of a career in music, Stevie left the small town of Oceanside, California in 1985. Eight months later he was discovered by funk music legend George Clinton as the lead guitarist for Clinton’s albums.

In 1988, Stevie was asked to join Rod Stewart on a world tour as lead guitarist. Skipping cities in a private jet to sold-out stadiums led to Stevie signing the largest record deal Island Records had ever paid for a new artist. Stevie’s first record, “Colorcode,” is still a cult classic in the UK and Europe.

A Native American, Stevie has been involved in prominent projects that support indigenous communities, including serving as the Advisor of Contemporary Music at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. For his efforts in support of Native American culture, Stevie received the Native American Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009. In 2014 Stevie wrote “When We Were the Boys,” a memoir about Stevie’s first tour with Rod Stewart. The book met with outstanding reviews and was #1 for 8 weeks on Amazon’s book chart.

2017 has started off with a big bang for Stevie. His long-awaited film “Rumble” rocked the Sundance Film Festival in January, receiving a prestigious Special Jury Award for World Cinema Documentary. At the same time Stevie released a collaborative album with Japan’s Koshi Inaba under the name “Inaba/Salas.” “Chubby Groove” went to #2 on the Japanese Album charts supported by a sold-out CHUBBY GROOVE TOUR throughout Japan.

After Party for Mr. Salas sponsored in part by:

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