Katie Mohr


Laura Gharrity

The Madison Symphony Orchestra’s HeartStrings program recently received a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to continue its mission of bringing a professional string quartet into health care facilities. more



Jason Atkins

An excellent cast makes magic in Madison Theatre Guild’s production of “The Tempest.” It closes the company’s 70th season and commemorates the Bard’s 400th birthday. This excellent Shakespeare play runs through May 14 at the Bartell Theatre. more




Madison folk-pop duo Seasaw is releasing a new single. It comes from an upcoming new album, due out July 22. After collaborating long-distance for years, Meg Golz and Eve Wilczewski wrote and recorded in a basement on Madison’s near east side. more


In her 30-year career, Janet Planet has covered a lot of territory. Now she brings her luxurious brand of jazz to the Brink Lounge for a fundraiser for the Madison Music Collective on April 10. more


Minneapolis folk singer Caroline Smith has become a Los Angeles-based pop and R&B artist. Fortunately, the rising star still spends time in the Midwest and will make a return trip to the High Noon Saloon on April 13. more


After a local musician’s son survived emergency brain surgery, he got help from the local music community. Now he’s paying it forward with a new initiative, MAMA Cares. more