Arts preview 2016-17: Culture city

Madison’s venues are popping with culture this fall and winter. Isthmus critics do the work for you by letting you know which theater, visual art, dance and classical music to get on your radar — and onto your calendar.

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The dangers of head injuries in football may not be as dire as thought. Research from the UW-Platteville indicates football in the absence of a concussion is no more dangerous to the brain than any other sport. more »

Sep 29, 2016 5:00 AM Sports

An exhibit from longtime news photographer Glenn Trudel captures the big and small moments in Madison history. It opens at the Goodman Community Center Oct. 7. more »

Sep 29, 2016 5:00 AM ARTS & CULTURE

It’s okay to touch the art at an exhibit at the Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired. It opens on Gallery Night, Oct. 7. more »

Sep 29, 2016 5:00 AM ARTS & CULTURE

John Baldacchino, the new director of UW-Madison’s Arts Institute, has grand plans for raising the profile of the arts and the university. more »

Sep 29, 2016 5:00 AM ARTS & CULTURE

A Cottage Grove native, Tatyana Lubova, lands her dream job as the title role in Cinderella — after just four months in New York City. Cinderella opens at Overture Center on Oct. 4. more »

Sep 29, 2016 5:00 AM Stage

Local WPR host Veronica Rueckert offers voice coaching that helps women be heard — and taken seriously. There are a host of behaviors common to women that often sabotage their presentations and ideas. more »

Sep 29, 2016 5:00 AM Emphasis

“We are living in the intersection of satire and reality.” Isthmus talks to Lewis Black before his appearance at the Orpheum this Saturday. more »

Sep 27, 2016 2:47 PM Comedy


Laura Zastrow

MMoCA’s Triennial is a chance for Wisconsin’s contemporary artists to gain traction on the regional and national scenes. This year’s show, which opens Sept. 23, is diverse and compelling. more »

Sep 22, 2016 5:00 AM ARTS & CULTURE

“Stitching History from the Holocaust” is a traveling exhibit from the Jewish Museum Milwaukee. It’s open, along with a locally created companion exhibit, at the Ruth Davis Design Gallery on the UW-Madison campus. more »

Sep 22, 2016 5:00 AM ARTS & CULTURE

Sarah Artz wants to make sure that creative people don’t flee Madison for Portland or Brooklyn. So she created a resource for artists and others who want more creativity in their lives. more »

Sep 22, 2016 5:00 AM Emphasis


Steve Jurkovic

Mad Rollin’ Dolls have been trying to bring the flat-track roller derby playoffs to Madison for years, but travel and venue costs were prohibitive. The dream is now a reality. And the Mad Rollin Dolls’ all-star team is part of the field. more »

Sep 22, 2016 5:00 AM Sports

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Nancy Craig

A new play at Broom Street Theater explores difficult questions and family dynamics. But the play tries to do too much, writes Laura Jones. more »

Sep 15, 2016 4:40 PM Stage


Chris Winterhack

Sunset over Lake Mendota. more »

Sep 15, 2016 11:30 AM Madison Mirror

Morgan Miller spends much of the week tracking down vintage wares around the state. He now has a hip new Willy Street store, where you will find some of them. more »

Sep 15, 2016 5:00 AM Emphasis


Zachary Schuster

In recent years, cyclocross has gained popularity in the United States. A weekend of races starting Sept. 17 in Waterloo will feature local and regional riders as well as international pros. more »

Sep 15, 2016 5:00 AM Sports



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