The Overture Center for the Arts’ youth theater award will finally be renamed, nearly a year after sexual assault allegations against the program’s former namesake, Tom Wopat. more



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Of course Jerry Frautschi and Pleasant Rowland would have a greater impact on downtown Madison than any other couple. The Frautschi family has been changing the face of Madison for more than 100 years. more

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Orson Welles, who lived in Madison for about a year when he was 10, used to tell stories about the director of a summer camp he attended putting the sexual moves on him, which the budding genius avoided by slipping out a back window and taking the ne more

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The most public political act ever committed by a Frautschi dates to April 1951 when Lowell was to be honored at the banquet of the state furniture dealers' association, and learned U.S. Sen. Joe McCarthy would be the featured speaker. more

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