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Under the agreement, Live Nation, Frank Productions’ formal rival, gains access to a national arena-booking empire while the Franks get near-complete control of concert booking in Madison. Local musicians react to the news. more

Jan 18, 2018 5:00 AM MUSIC

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David Michael Miller

In a shocking move, Frank Productions is selling a controlling interest to Live Nation, its former rival. Live Nation gains access to a national arena-booking empire while the Franks get near-complete control of concert booking in Madison. more

Jan 11, 2018 1:52 PM News 5 Comments

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Bill Keefrey

Renovations at the Orpheum have allowed the venue to reopen its smaller, more intimate Stage Door performance space. The Rebirth Brass Band will play there in January. more

Nov 20, 2017 2:51 PM MUSIC

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Alllison Geyer

Booted from their space on West Dayton Street earlier than anticipated, Cafe Coda co-founders Hanah Jon Taylor and Susan Fox hope to move their jazz club to a vacant storefront on Willy Street. more

Aug 4, 2017 4:07 PM MUSIC

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David Michael Miller

It’s tough for local rappers to book shows in the Madison market. A new city task force is charged with looking at problems — and coming up with solutions. more

Aug 3, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC

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Chris Winterhack

Photos from the ceremonial groundbreaking for The Sylvee, Frank Productions' concert venue being built on East Washington Ave. more

May 25, 2017 12:48 PM Photo Galleries

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Carolyn Fath

Beloved High Noon Saloon owner Cathy Dethmers celebrated the end of an era with Madison’s musical scenesters. She passes the torch to Frank Productions. more

May 1, 2017 3:00 PM MUSIC

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David Michael Miller

As Madison’s East Washington corridor shapes up as a thriving district, a new venue has gained city approval. Aaron Conklin talks to some of the players about what the introduction of the Sylvee, the new Frank Productions venue, means for the growin more

Feb 2, 2017 12:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 1 Comments

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David Michael Miller

The new sign is being installed at the Orpheum Theater. An impressive re-creation of the original 1920s-era “blade sign,” it will light up State Street with more than 2,000 energy-efficient lights. more

Jul 6, 2016 1:35 PM A & E