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Jonathan Mannion

Madison-born Minneapolis rapper Brother Ali talks to Isthmus in advance of his headlining slot at Live on King Street July 28. more

Jul 20, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC

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Chris Monaghan

“Royal Mint,” a new album from the Cash Box Kings, has a classic Chicago blues sound, but the content is distinctly modern. They play the Knuckle Down Saloon on July 1. more

Jun 22, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC

One of the most fascinating figures in modern music history gets a flat, Hollywood treatment in “All Eyez on Me,” a biopic on Tupac Shakur. more

Jun 16, 2017 11:45 AM Movies

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Mark Pajari

Phat Phunktion, a Madison institution for two decades, has released a terrific new live album and Blu-ray. more

Jun 8, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC

Scott Foval admits he screwed up by running his mouth about political dirty tricks to a Project Veritas operative. But he says everything shown in the videos is simply a lie. more

May 18, 2017 5:00 AM News 2 Comments

Ella’s Deli is for sale. Longtime owners Ken and Judy Balkin want to retire. more

May 17, 2017 10:00 AM FOOD & DRINK 2 Comments

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Steven Potter

Late last month, Andrea Irwin settled a lawsuit against the officer who killed her son for a record $3.35 million. But she has found no vindication or peace from the legal victory. more

Mar 30, 2017 12:00 AM News 5 Comments

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Steven Potter

On Monday, lawyers for Tony Robinson’s family released the evidence and arguments they were planning on making had the case gone to trial. Now one alder is calling for a new investigation and another wants the city to have more say in settlements. more

Mar 8, 2017 11:12 AM News

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Tony Robinson’s family is releasing documents collected in a now-settled lawsuit, which it says proves the officer who killed him lied. State Rep. Chris Taylor is proposing new reforms for police use of force and officer-involved shootings. more

Mar 6, 2017 2:39 PM News

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Steven Potter

Attorneys representing the family of Tony Robinson say they had strong evidence directly contradicting Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny’s account in the 2015 killing. On Thursday, the city settled the case for $3.35 million. more

Feb 23, 2017 12:01 AM News 1 Comments

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Chris Roberts

In a lawsuit filed against the city, attorneys representing the family of Tony Robinson contend that video and forensic evidence directly contradict statements by Madison police officer Matt Kenny, who killed Robinson two years ago. more

Feb 22, 2017 10:05 AM News

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Brent Nicastro

Where would hip-hop be without the influence and backbeat created by the Funky Drummer, Clyde Stubblefield? Steven Potter talks to Madison's hip-hop community about the death of the legendary musician. more

Feb 21, 2017 2:59 PM MUSIC

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Steven Potter

Students learn far more than just technique in Jenie Gao’s free printmaking class, offered by The Bubbler program at the downtown library. more

Feb 16, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot

Gnar Hoops & Happy World Clothing combines hula hoops and eco-friendly clothing. Oh yeah, the hula hoops are eco-friendly, too. more

Feb 16, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis

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Twenty years ago, Gabe Moskoff was a sophomore at Madison East. Today, he's the DJ for rap supergroup Run the Jewels and goes by the stage name Trackstar. Moskoff will return home as Trackstar the DJ on Feb. 15 for a sold-out Run the Jewels show. more

Feb 13, 2017 4:56 PM MUSIC

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Nick Berard

Joey Banks, one of Madison’s busiest drummers, was mentored by his idol, Clyde Stubblefield. Now Banks is music director of the Clyde Stubblefield All-Star Band, where the two men drum side by side. more

Feb 9, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC 1 Comments