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Jay Rath

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Madison Design Professionals

Flying vehicles and towering obelisks? Artists, designers and architects envision our future in “Future Possible: Imagining Madison,” a groundbreaking exhibit at the Wisconsin Academy’s James Watrous Gallery. more

Visual Arts

No one does opera quite like Fresco Opera Theatre. The troupe’s latest invention is a world premiere of “Queen of the Night,” a prequel to Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.” more

Stage

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Darren Lee

After 19 years at the helm of Madison Ballet, W. Earle Smith will depart. The company’s final concert of the season, “Rise,” celebrates his prolific contributions. more

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As the East Washington Ella’s Deli closes, we look back to the origins of Mad City’s fave deli. The original started as Rosen’s Delicatessen on State Street. more

FOOD & DRINK 7 Comments

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Judy Pfaff and Tandem Press

Tandem Press has a stellar national reputation as a professional art press. But after three decades, the press will expand to open its own gallery on Commercial Avenue. more

Visual Arts 1 Comments

Provenance Hotels proposes a high-end nine-story hotel with 110 to 120 rooms, two bars and restaurants and a rooftop terrace. But the facility would provide no parking and would need special city exceptions to zoning regulations. more

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From fairytale illustrations to pulp magazine covers, the “Fantastic Illustration” exhibit at the Chazen Museum of Art explores the work of underappreciated and innovative artists. more

Visual Arts

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Thomas DeVillers

Residents fear a Monopoly model — with developers accumulating several parcels in order to exchange green plastic houses for larger red “hotels” (in this case apartment buildings) — might become a prototype in Madison’s traditional neighborhoods. more

News 5 Comments

The art is real, even if the story is fake in Madison native Beauvais Lyons’ exhibit of lithographs, on display at Edgewood College through Oct. 8. more

Visual Arts

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Millions of people have passed through Camp Randall, which celebrates its 100th birthday this year. It’s the oldest stadium in the Big Ten. more

Isthmus Cover Stories

Amy Gilman, the new director of the Chazen Museum of Art, wants to help the museum stretch in new directions. more

A & E

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Amy Kucharik

As it approaches a half-century of existence, Madison’s scrappy Broom Street Theater welcomes its fourth artistic director, playwright and novelist Doug Reed. more

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Wisconsin Historical Society

Where did Monona come from? The town of Blooming Grove, of course. It was also once a center or bootlegging and prostitution. more

Isthmus Cover Stories

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Sharon and Danny Brower

UW-Madison scientists helps unlock rattlesnake mystery that could aid medical research more

News

“Stark Plug Book.Com" is a new graphic novel from local artist and printmaker Steve Chappell. more

Books

Although he’s well-known elsewhere, it’s taken a long time for artist Bill Amundson to get a show in Madison. His whimsical satirical drawings are at the Madison’s Central Library through July 27. more

A & E

The first-ever guided tours of the village of Maple Bluff will be offered July 16 by the Madison Trust for Historic Preservation. The docent-led walking tours will focus on ritzy Cambridge Road. more

Emphasis

“Taking Sides” at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art shows how artists have challenged and provoked, from the 1700s to the present. more

Visual Arts

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Wisconsin Historical Society

Officially the Capitol Square is the Capitol Park. Today’s steps, lighting fixtures, urns and approaches were all part of the current building’s design. more

Isthmus Cover Stories

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Colleen Hayes

Depending on how you count it, Wisconsin’s Capitol building is either its third or fifth. This week it turns 100. more

Isthmus Cover Stories

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    Jay Rath

    Nina’s packs a lot of merchandise into a modest space. Need marshmallow peanut candy? Check. House on the Rock postcard? Check.

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    Jay Rath

    Joel and Judy Marcus in front of the beloved store.