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Lesia Witkowsky

The inaugural citywide effort to place live performances in non-traditional venues (house porches, libraries, fire stations) had hundreds of people making music all over Madison Friday. Read more

MUSIC

It would be a mistake to write off those who conjured up, designed and executed the elaborate hair creations on display at MMoCA last weekend as barbers. Yes, the medium is hair on heads, but the final result is much more than a haircut, hairdo or even hair style. This was truly hair art. Read more

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Lesia Witkowsky

About 17,000 runners, walkers and wheelers raced through downtown Madison and the UW-Madison campus Saturday in the Crazylegs Classic, raising money for UW athletics in what "Runner's World" magazine has called one of the country's top 100 running ev Read more

Sports

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Lesia Witkowsky

Slam poet, rapper and viral hip-hop star Watsky took over the High Noon Saloon Thursday night with his rapid-fire delivery and witty verses. Read more

MUSIC

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Lesia Witkowsky

Wisconsin football coach Gary Andersen endeared himself by opening practice to the public Saturday. Read more

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Members of Madison's Irish community, both permanent and temporary, donned their green and gathered on the Capitol Square Sunday for the annual St. Patrick's Day parade, full of music, mischief and merriment. Read more

People

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Lesia Witkowsky

It's no longer news that the Orpheum Theatre is back as a Madison music venue, but an act like Passion Pit can still draw hordes of young first-timers to the venerable State Street theater, which they did Saturday night. Read more

MUSIC

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Lesia Witkowsky

Proving that the still-new-feeling campus venue is a force to be reckoned with in terms of presenting acts on tour, WHY? took over the UW Union South Sett Friday night. Here's how it looked. Read more

MUSIC

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Lesia Witkowsky

For at least a weekend, the community didn't bemoan the snow, ice and frigid temperatures of February, but embraced the season with a series of cross-country ski races around the Capitol Square, snow and ice sculpture contests and other seasonal fun at the Madison Winter Festival. Read more

Scenes

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Lesia Witkowsky

Tuesday afternoon, shorts were spotted on the UW campus as rain fell gently and the temperature hit 54 degrees. A day later, schools are closed and the Dane County Sheriff's office is advising against travel. Read more

Scenes

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Lesia Witkowsky

The Toasters are New York ska pioneers with a 33-year history of electrifying dance floors. They took over the Frequency in Madison last Thursday night, thrilling fans of third wave ska. Read more

MUSIC

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Lesia Witkowsky

Hundreds of gun rights advocates rallied at the Wisconsin Capitol at noon Saturday, carrying homemade signs and guns in opposition of recent calls for tighter gun restrictions. Read more

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