Arts Beat


Chris Collins

Homeless and in poor health, Tom Hasting wanted to disappear. But the U.S. Army veteran made a new start after coming to Madison and finding inspiration at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. more


Crowdfunding is the key, as Wisconsin's LGBTQ community has stepped up to save one of a handful of gay clubs in Madison. Now, the club is less than $10,000 away from being able to stay open, says owner Dave Eick. more

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Rachel Dolnick

Madison will lose Absolutely Art, 2322 Atwood Ave., at the end of the month when the show "A Discourse on Love" concludes. But it will gain another creative project: a pop-up flea market called MadCity Bazaar. It's a new venture helmed by Absolutely more

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Fat City Emporium

Fat City Emporium, a new gallery and retail space at 2716 Atwood Ave., opened its doors last Friday, giving local art lovers another place to admire, display and purchase pieces they love. more

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The 100 block of State Street has been teeming with activity over the past two years. First came the Fountain in late 2011, which quickly added concerts, poetry readings and sing-alongs to its menu. more

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The city of Madison is looking for a new poet laureate. more

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