ARTS & CULTURE

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Rataj-Berard

Making a scene

The dynamic Johannes Wallmann raises the profile of UW’s jazz studies program and makes connections around the state.

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Hutch + Hide brings new sophistication to New Glarus. The self-described “family store” features custom cabinetry, kid gear and comfort accessories for grownups. more

Dec 8, 2016 5:00 AM Emphasis

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Chris Roberts

Isthmus talks to cult filmmaker and author John Waters in advance of “A John Waters Christmas” at the Barrymore Theatre. more

Dec 8, 2016 5:00 AM Stage

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David Stluka/UW Athletics

Women’s volleyball rules, but basketball and men’s hockey have growing pains. Those young teams are working through some issues. more

Dec 8, 2016 5:00 AM Sports

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Beau Meyer

Isthmus critic Gwendolyn Rice says University Theatre’s radio drama production of “It’s a Wonderful Life” captures the spirit and joy of the 1946 movie. more

Dec 6, 2016 11:07 AM Stage

Madison musician and producer Joel Shanahan, who goes by the stage name Golden Donna, was scheduled to perform at a warehouse party in Oakland, Calif. when a deadly fire broke out. Authorities fear up to 40 dead. more

Dec 3, 2016 6:11 PM ARTS & CULTURE

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Mike Brown

“Big Fish,” a collaboration between Four Seasons Theatre and Theatre LILA, is a magical musical centered on a father-son relationship. It runs through Dec. 11 at the Overture Center. more

Dec 3, 2016 3:45 PM Stage

Nine events to get you in the holiday spirit, from family-friendly festivities to heathenesque headbangers. more

Dec 1, 2016 12:48 PM ARTS & CULTURE

Five outstanding books from 2016 about the food of the upper Midwest, from the Menominee tribe to classic supper clubs. “Good Seeds,” “In Winter’s Kitchen,” “Wisconsin Supper Clubs,” “Drink Like a Woman” and “Soil Sisters” make the grade. more

Dec 1, 2016 5:00 AM Books

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David Stluka / UW Athletics

UW football is in the national title hunt. The scrappy team should give Madison an excuse to forget about politics in the coming weeks. more

Dec 1, 2016 5:00 AM Sports

Jackie Matelski of Toast Ceramics makes delightful Mid-Century Modern & nature-inspired items. Her mugs, pour-over coffee sets and pet bowls are at home in the kitchen. more

Dec 1, 2016 5:00 AM Emphasis

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Steven Potter

A new mural created by LGBTQ youth will soon be visible on the side of Art In, 1444 E. Washington Ave. Its message is a tribute to the late street artist Brendan Scanlon, aka SOLVE. more

Nov 23, 2016 5:00 AM ARTS & CULTURE

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Laura Frazier/Raspberry Lane Pho

Quiet Santa offers a serene meet-and-greet for kids with autism. The popularity of meeting Old Saint Nick has put the all-volunteer program near capacity. more

Nov 23, 2016 5:00 AM Emphasis

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Maureen Janson Heintz

Li Chiao-Ping Dance opens the season with “Weight of Things” a powerful and sometimes heavy-handed look at sexism, nationalism and our threatened planet. more

Nov 18, 2016 4:39 PM Stage

Colin Cloud has an uncanny ability to tell people about themselves by observing and deducing. Isthmus talks to the real-life Sherlock Holmes in advance of his appearance with the Illusionists at Overture Center, Nov. 22-27. more

Nov 17, 2016 5:00 AM Stage

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Adrian Reif

After the death of her only sibling, Laura Thomas created a one-woman show. She performs "who am i without you" Nov. 19 at the Bartell Theater. more

Nov 17, 2016 5:00 AM Stage

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