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As symphonies around the country celebrate the 100th birthday of the genius composer Leonard Bernstein, Madison Symphony Orchestra has a special angle. Our maestro, John DeMain, worked closely with Bernstein. more

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The Barrymore Theatre will rock on the 100th anniversary of the Armistice in “The Greatest War” concert on Nov. 11. more

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James Gill

Madison Opera delivers a passionate and lavish double bill of “Cavalleria Rusticana” and “Pagliacci.” It plays once more on Nov. 4. more

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Eric Schirtzinger

Johannes Wallmann releases “Day and Night,” a new album of originals and standards that brings together some of the players the pianist worked with in New York City. more

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“Women at War: Warrior Songs Vol. 2” is an important and heartfelt album sharing the stories of female military veterans. The album release party is at High Noon Saloon on Nov. 10. more

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David Michael Miller

Ticketmaster is under fire after an investigative report revealed collusion with scalpers who use digital tools to buy tickets in bulk and resell them on secondary sites. more

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While Freakfest raged outdoors, the Pro Arte Quartet delivered an exploration of Schubert, Bolcom and Mendelssohn at Mills Hall on Oct. 27. more

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Lucien Parker, the Minneapolis-born rapper and Madison resident, releases an emotionally open and deft new EP, “Mephoria.” more

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With a new album in tow, Ontario punkers The Dirty Nil plan to get freaky here in Madison. They play Freakfest on Oct. 27. more

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Rob Lundberg, who is pursuing degrees in law and environmental studies at UW-Madison, creates a new multimedia event, “Displaced Horizons.” It grew out of his fascination with water systems. more

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Vocalist Leslie Damaso felt disconnected from her roots in the Philippines. Rediscovering Kundiman, the traditional art songs of the southeast island nation, helped her gain a sense of self. more

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Emilie Heidemann

Local singer-songwriter Angela Puerta talks about her roots and balancing a career as a city planner with a thriving music business. more

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Until he saw The Beatles on TV, Pat Metheny was following in his family’s tradition of learning trumpet. Isthmus talks to the jazz guitar virtuoso in advance of his Oct. 14 show at the Wisconsin Union Theater. more

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Watch Seasaw perform "Big Dogs" at an intimate show at the Isthmus office in downtown Madison, Wisconsin. more

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Since WORT 89.9 FM radio station released its first compilation of Wisconsin political protest songs in 2012, state and local politics have only gotten more toxic. But on the bright side, artists wrote enough songs to do a whole new album. more

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