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Jay Rath

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Amy Kucharik

As it approaches a half-century of existence, Madison’s scrappy Broom Street Theater welcomes its fourth artistic director, playwright and novelist Doug Reed. more

Aug 17, 2017 5:00 AM Stage

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Sharon and Danny Brower

UW-Madison scientists helps unlock rattlesnake mystery that could aid medical research more

Jul 27, 2017 5:00 AM NEWS

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Wisconsin Historical Society

Where did Monona come from? The town of Blooming Grove, of course. It was also once a center or bootlegging and prostitution. more

Jul 27, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

Although he’s well-known elsewhere, it’s taken a long time for artist Bill Amundson to get a show in Madison. His whimsical satirical drawings are at the Madison’s Central Library through July 27. more

Jul 20, 2017 5:00 AM A & E

“Stark Plug Book.Com" is a new graphic novel from local artist and printmaker Steve Chappell. more

Jul 20, 2017 5:00 AM Books

“Taking Sides” at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art shows how artists have challenged and provoked, from the 1700s to the present. more

Jul 6, 2017 5:00 AM Visual Arts

The first-ever guided tours of the village of Maple Bluff will be offered July 16 by the Madison Trust for Historic Preservation. The docent-led walking tours will focus on ritzy Cambridge Road. more

Jul 6, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis

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David Michael Miller

A host of World’s Fair architects, artists and artisans were brought to Madison to help create the Capitol’s exterior. Their sculptures are meant to symbolize the values of the state. more

Jun 29, 2017 5:00 AM A & E

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Wisconsin Historical Society

Officially the Capitol Square is the Capitol Park. Today’s steps, lighting fixtures, urns and approaches were all part of the current building’s design. more

Jun 29, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

Many of the Capitol’s artists had worked at the Chicago’s World Fair, including Edwin Howland Blashfield, who painted “The Resources of Wisconsin.” more

Jun 29, 2017 5:00 AM A & E

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Colleen Hayes

Depending on how you count it, Wisconsin’s Capitol building is either its third or fifth. This week it turns 100. more

Jun 29, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

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Carolyn Fath

Percent for the Arts is an economic stimulus idea dating back to the Great Depression. Starting in 1934, the U.S. Department of Treasury required 1 percent of the cost of federal building projects be spent on art and decoration. more

Jun 1, 2017 5:00 AM News

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Matt Zugale

Israeli native Matt Haimovitz returns to UW-Madison to revive a powerful concerto written in response to Hurricane Katrina. more

Apr 20, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC

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Eric Baillies

Russell Panczenko, longtime director of the Chazen Museum of Art, is retiring. He leaves a legacy of expansion and openness. more

Apr 13, 2017 5:00 AM A & E

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Darren Lee

After being rocked by financial woes, Madison Ballet has regrouped and is enjoying experimentation and intimacy at the Bartell Theatre. The season closer, “Primavera,” opens March 31. more

Mar 30, 2017 5:00 AM Stage

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Joe Tarr

Although a lot of people travel to and from Madison on intercity buses, there still isn’t a decent place to wait for them. The numerous private companies who serve the city continue to drop off and pick up on a public sidewalk. more

Mar 23, 2017 5:00 AM News 1 Comments

Oscar Mayer has a potential buyer in Reich Brothers Holdings, which specializes in buying and repurposing old industrial sites. The company’s co-CEO has hopes that Madison’s signature industry could find new life as a job center. more

Mar 16, 2017 5:00 AM News

Add drama to the day with an unconventional wedding venue. The Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison Public Library, the Orpheum. more

Mar 9, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis

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Alan Luft

Edgewood College professor Alan Luft distills 15,000 images from Berlin into an evocative book and upcoming exhibit. more

Mar 9, 2017 5:00 AM Books

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Todd Hubler

Local and state arts organizations are wondering whether President Trump will follow advice of ultraconservatives and slash federal arts funds. more

Feb 16, 2017 5:00 AM A & E 1 Comments