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