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David Michael Miller

We have a plan! Some of the recommendations of the Madison Cultural Plan are being followed, but sometimes it seems like Karin Wolf, the city’s arts program administrator, is the only one using it. Read more

A & E

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Taliesin Preservation

Will UNESCO designation for some Frank Lloyd Wright buildings mean more tourists? Wisconsin business owners and tourism officials are hoping for more international traffic. Read more

Visual Arts 3 Comments

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Mark Hertzberg

Back before the scandals and the fame, Frank Lloyd Wright designed “cottages” on Delavan Lake. A new book looks at the legacy of Penwern, a whimsical example of the architect’s early work. Read more

Books 2 Comments

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City of Madison

Madison is drafting a preservation plan that would prioritize preserving community history, not just pretty buildings. Read more

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With slight increases in budget and some marketing schemes in place, there might be hope for renewed arts funding in Wisconsin under Gov. Tony Evers’ administration. Read more

A & E

“The Astronaut Who Painted the Moon: The True Story of Alan Bean” is a picture book by former Isthmus editor Dean Robbins, who got a chance to collaborate with one of his childhood heroes. Read more

Books

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CAS4 Architecture

McGrath Property Group’s five-floor mixed use project would include 153 apartments, 220 parking spaces and 11,000 square-feet of commercial space. Read more

News 2 Comments

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Carolyn Fath Ashby

Prairie Unitarian Universalist Society celebrates a golden anniversary with a 996-page history. Read more

Books

Surprises are in store if you open up the drawers in Phil Heckman’s “On Ouisconsin: An Illustrated Historical Catalog” at Sequoya Library. Read more

Visual Arts

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Wisconsin Historical Society

The city has given the owner of the historic Suhr house on Langdon Street a deadline to fix the structure or risk losing it through demolition by neglect. Read more

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Harold Schmitz, a Milwaukee-based artist, was drafted into the Army Air Corps as an artist in World War II. “In My Spare Moments” at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum displays his art an his tools, giving a special glimpse into an unusual assignment. Read more

Visual Arts

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RDG Dahlquist Art Studio

“Both/And — Tolerance/Innovation” is a new sculpture unveiled on lower State Street, near Library Mall. It was Plan B for the city, which scrapped plans for a different piece of art. Read more

Visual Arts

Moving Forward is one of several local businesses that help with senior downsizing. It’s a task that can be overwhelming both physically and mentally. Read more

Emphasis

Lou and Peter Berryman release “OK So Far…” a new album chock full of gems about Wisconsin and getting older. Read more

MUSIC

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Max Wendt

“Fish Fry” is a zany new opera set in a Wisconsin supper club. It’s a co-production of TAPIT and Fresco Opera Theatre opening May 23. Read more

Stage

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Aaron Williams

Designed by Arthur Peabody, UW-Madison’s Field House is one of the university’s signature buildings. It’s getting a much-needed renovation, as campus officials hope to “dress up” this entry to campus. Read more

News 2 Comments

Prolific Wisconsin author Jerry Apps does it again. He’s got a new account of the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. Read more

Books 1 Comments

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Stephanie Hofmann

From art exhibits to documentaries, stage plays and floating parades, you’d be a fool to miss these wonderful spring events. Read more

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Theater can be intense, and sometimes overwhelming for people on the autism spectrum. That’s why Children’s Theater of Madison continues its tradition of accessibility with sensory-friendly stage productions. Read more

Stage

The James Watrous Gallery displays a collection of works by Gaylord Shanilec, an internationally known color engraver and creator of fine art books. Read more

Visual Arts

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    Jay Rath

    Back away from the Bic and opt for a more personalized pen.

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    Jay Rath

    Dan Ouimet makes ballpoints, rollerballs and fountain pens.

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    My beautiful picture

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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.