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Catherine Capellaro

Ted DeDee, who helped Overture transition from a city-managed facility to a private nonprofit, announces he will retire in May. more

Oct 13, 2017 2:00 PM A & E

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Angela Johnson

“Writing in Stone” is a powerful and unusual exhibit at the James Watrous Gallery memorializing Wisconsin’s heritage. more

Oct 12, 2017 5:00 AM Visual Arts

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Jenny Du Puis

Dane County’s new custom-made Bookmobile carries 4,000-plus items directly to residents. Regular patrons have come to love the visits. more

Aug 17, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot 1 Comments

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Picasa

School and church groups in Madison are teaming up with the Henry Vilas Zoo to create crafts from wildlife poaching snares in Vietnam and Laos. They are raising funds to protect the habitat of the critically endangered saola. more

Aug 10, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis

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Michael Brosilow

In one of the greatest romantic leads of all times, James Ridge devastates as the roguish poet/soldier in American Players Theatre’s “Cyrano de Bergerac.” more

Jul 13, 2017 5:00 AM Stage

Madison recording legend Jack LeTourneau died this week at 65. Artists remember the man who help shape Madison’s sound. more

Jun 30, 2017 2:51 PM MUSIC 1 Comments

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M.O.D. Media Productions

From celebrating the legacy of Clyde Stubblefield to welcoming the youthful newcomers, this year’s Madison Area Music Awards spotlighted Madison’s thriving live music scene. more

Jun 20, 2017 2:36 PM MUSIC 1 Comments

Sonny Knight, the former truck driver who became a bandleader in his 60s, died of cancer on June 17. Catherine Capellaro remembers his recording session at Isthmus and his electrifying set at last summer’s AtwoodFest. more

Jun 19, 2017 1:05 PM MUSIC

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Joan Marcus

“Beautiful:The Carole King Musical” gives a glimpse into the life and work of the best-selling songwriter. King’s fans will certainly leave Overture Hall singing her timeless tunes and appreciating how she beat the odds. more

Jun 14, 2017 4:20 PM Stage

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Carolyn Fath

Madison’s art lovers and salon artists come together for MMoCA’s biennial fundraising event, Hair Affair. more

May 4, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot

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Paulius Musteikis

Where Isthmus reviewers — and Madison — have been eating and drinking since the last “Dining” special section. Here’s our summary of the scene. more

Apr 11, 2017 10:34 AM , , , , , , , Isthmus Dining

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Michael Hirshon

UW-Madison grad and Barneveld resident Bill Robichaud has carved out a singular career as a wildlife biologist, chasing the one of the world’s rarest mammals, the saola, through the forests of Laos. more

Apr 6, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

“Learning to Stay,” Forward Theater Company’s first full-length commissioned work, is based on a novel by Erin Celello, a former gubernatorial speechwriter. The show deals with the hidden wounds of war. more

Mar 23, 2017 5:00 AM Stage

Cinephiles get ready: Isthmus critics review some promising offerings from the 2017 Wisconsin Film Festival. more

Mar 23, 2017 5:00 AM , , Movies

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Ankur Malhotra

Clyde Stubblefield, a beloved Madison institution and James Brown’s “Funky Drummer,” died at age 73 from kidney failure. more

Feb 18, 2017 6:50 PM MUSIC

Adam Driver is a wonder in Jim Jarmusch’s quiet, contemplative “Paterson,” which shows the poetry that emerges from a New Jersey bus driver’s daily routines. more

Feb 8, 2017 4:12 PM Movies

No 3-D movie experience is quite like Werner Herzog’s magnificent “Cave of Forgotten Dreams.” The documentary on France’s Chauvet Cave screens as part of UW Cinematheque’s 3-D series Jan. 28. more

Jan 26, 2017 5:00 AM Movies

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Theresa Scarbrough

They streamed in from all over the nation to make sure their voices were heard on the first full day of Donald Trump’s presidency. Catherine Capellaro reports from an exhausting and exhilarating bus trip to the Women’s March on Washington. more

Jan 26, 2017 12:00 AM News

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Michael Hirshon

After a traumatic brain injury, there were some days when Andy Elkins could barely stand up. This summer, he achieved a lifelong dream of crossing the “border route” of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. And he did it on a standup paddleboard more

Nov 23, 2016 9:06 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

“Miss Sharon Jones” is a riveting documentary about the lead singer of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, who died Nov. 18. Knowing that she lost the battle won’t make watching her thrilling comeback any less thrilling, even if it is infinitely sadder. more

Nov 23, 2016 5:00 AM Movies