Catherine Capellaro


Laura Zastrow

On shoestring budgets and often working solo, DIY pioneer Wendy Schneider has run a video production and recording studio, released two full-length documentaries and retired one rock band and launched another. more

Mar 15, 2018 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 2 Comments

Catherine Capellaro talks to Frank Warren, founder of the wildly popular PostSecret blog. He’s at Overture Center on March 3 with a stage show that’s a collective celebration of secrets. more

Mar 1, 2018 5:00 AM Stage


Stacy Bruner

Isthmus’ Catherine Capellaro spends time with Alex the Mind Reader. He’s part of the touring show from the UK, Champions of Magic. They’re at Overture Center’s Capitol Theater March 2. more

Mar 1, 2018 5:00 AM Snapshot

Bassist and music educator Laurie Lang brings together film, dance and music for “Hearsay,” an event designed to call attention to the crisis of human trafficking. more

Feb 15, 2018 5:00 AM MUSIC


Ross Zentner

If you like “Black Mirror” (without the creepy parts) and “Groundhog Day” (because it’s the best), you’ll want to snatch up a ticket for “Constellations,” the latest offering from one of Madison’s finest theater companies. more

Jan 31, 2018 12:43 PM Stage


Doug MacDonald

It’s been one year since the self-described “stable genius” Donald Trump was inaugurated. Our friends at alternative weekly newspapers around the country helped put together a playlist of protest songs to mark the occasion. more

Jan 18, 2018 4:05 PM MUSIC 1 Comments


Joan Marcus

Isthmus arts and culture editor Catherine Capellaro looks back at a year where she found hope and faith in humanity through art. more

Dec 21, 2017 5:01 AM A & E

This month Madison commemorates the 50th anniversary of Otis Redding’s deadly crash in Lake Monona. Local musician Kevin Willmott II fronts Don’t Mess with Cupid, which will pay tribute to the late great star on Dec. 7. more

Dec 7, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC

From undiscovered gems to underappreciated Hollywood films, the Hyphenated-Americans Film Festival is chock full of insights into what it means to be human. It’s at Union South Nov. 9-12. more

Nov 9, 2017 5:00 AM Movies


Randy Johnson

Catherine Capellaro talks to Kelly McIntyre, who’s spent more than two years on the road embodying the late great Janis Joplin in the concert musical “A Night with Janis Joplin.” It’s at Overture Center one night only on Nov. 12. more

Nov 9, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC


Zane Williams

Forward Theater’s production of Lauren Gunderson’s “I and You” is a moving portrait of two teens connecting over the poetry of Walt Whitman...and you won’t believe what happens next! more

Nov 3, 2017 4:30 PM Stage


Tyler Gross

Wisconsin Book Festival director Conor Moran is upbeat and hopeful about the present and future of book publishing. We talk to him about the upcoming Nov. 2-5 festival and the year-round celebration of literary culture. more

Oct 26, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 1 Comments

Ted DeDee, who helped Overture transition from a city-managed facility to a private nonprofit, announces he will retire in May. more

Oct 13, 2017 2:00 PM A & E


Angela Johnson

“Writing in Stone” is a powerful and unusual exhibit at the James Watrous Gallery memorializing Wisconsin’s heritage. more

Oct 12, 2017 5:00 AM Visual Arts


Jenny Du Puis

Dane County’s new custom-made Bookmobile carries 4,000-plus items directly to residents. Regular patrons have come to love the visits. more

Aug 17, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot 1 Comments



School and church groups in Madison are teaming up with the Henry Vilas Zoo to create crafts from wildlife poaching snares in Vietnam and Laos. They are raising funds to protect the habitat of the critically endangered saola. more

Aug 10, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis


Michael Brosilow

In one of the greatest romantic leads of all times, James Ridge devastates as the roguish poet/soldier in American Players Theatre’s “Cyrano de Bergerac.” more

Jul 13, 2017 5:00 AM Stage

Madison recording legend Jack LeTourneau died this week at 65. Artists remember the man who help shape Madison’s sound. more

Jun 30, 2017 2:51 PM MUSIC 1 Comments


M.O.D. Media Productions

From celebrating the legacy of Clyde Stubblefield to welcoming the youthful newcomers, this year’s Madison Area Music Awards spotlighted Madison’s thriving live music scene. more

Jun 20, 2017 2:36 PM MUSIC 1 Comments

Sonny Knight, the former truck driver who became a bandleader in his 60s, died of cancer on June 17. Catherine Capellaro remembers his recording session at Isthmus and his electrifying set at last summer’s AtwoodFest. more

Jun 19, 2017 1:05 PM MUSIC

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    Visitors may experience the sensation of entering a three-dimensional blueprint..

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    As the sun set, thousands of protesters deposited signs along the fences surrounding the White House.

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    Madison women joined an estimated half-million protesters from around the country.

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    Fiona Wolfe (left) and Wei Li Werner, both East High seniors, on the 36-hour journey.