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Michael Muckian

James Cagle, a painter-turned-photographer with a terminal form of cancer, creates an exhibit for MMoCA, “A Final Meditation on Art.” He’s not sure if he’ll live to attend the Feb. 29 opening. Read more

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As World War II raged, Sergei Prokofiev composed and conducted Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, Op. 100. Madison Symphony Orchestra’s Jan. 19 “Beyond the Score” looks at the historical context behind the symphony and the humanity of the composer. Read more

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Alex Cruz

As the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra celebrates its 60th year, it welcomes an ambitious new CEO and plans for expanding its reach. Read more

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Black garlic is a low-roast phenomenon, and personal chef Mitch Maier has created a line of sauces, marinades and even a ketchup with it. The Wisconsin Innovation Kitchen in Mineral Point helps. Read more

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Increasing visibility for artists of color and an explosion of multimedia works defined 2019’s visual highlights. Read more

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Marc Piscotty

In 2018, Margaret Ebeling bought Kringle Cream liqueur from Death’s Door Spirits. Now she’s come up with a second product: Kringle Cream Latte. Read more

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Here, kitty! Isthmus staff and freelancers share their favorite onscreen cat characters. Read more

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Untitled Art

Both Untitled Art and Working Draft are initial Midwest champions of the dry, refreshing Italian pilsner style. Imagine a German pilsner with more hoppy personality. Read more

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Thomas Schmock

Cooking along with others is better than just cooking for others, says chef and culinary teacher Joel Olson of Hemmachef. His holiday wine dinner at Smoky’s Club is the next chance to learn...and eat. Read more

FOOD & DRINK

Wollersheim Winery & Distillery has produced its first bourbon, which is only the second “bottled in bond” bourbon in the state.  Its single-origin ethic is very 2019 Read more

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A new exhibit at Overture Center features art from members of Wisconsin’s Ho-Chunk tribe. Read more

Visual Arts

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Shatter Imagery

Wurk, a jazz-funk-fusion band originating in Mount Horeb, marks an award-filled year with a musically engaging first full-length album. Read more

MUSIC

The program lacks a throughline, but this weekend’s Madison Symphony Orchestra concerts feature a luminous piano performance by Joyce Yang. Read more

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Superstars from Indian classical music are headed to town for the two-day OVK-Bach Festival, a unique event that merges the music of the German Baroque composer with that of his contemporary, Ootukkadu Venkata Kavi. Read more

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A medical emergency in the audience interrupts Emanuel Ax’s Nov. 2 concert at Shannon Hall. But the pianist delivers a flawless performance, nonetheless. Read more

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Stunning and frightening photographs of models posing as African spirits amid humankind’s detritus form Fabrice Monteiro’s “The Prophecy” at the Chazen Museum of Art. Read more

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Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. of Galea, Illinois, is producing its first barrel-aged bourbons and ryes. Read more

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C. Daniel Dawson

Maxine Gordon, widow of the towering jazz figure Dexter Gordon, visits Madison with a new biography and several events to honor the sax player’s legacy. Read more

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Soul Message Band brings the Hammond B3 organ center stage at an Oct. 26 concert at Arts + Literature Laboratory. Read more

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Staci Fritz

Ice cream flavors pegged to the season? You bet. The new Calliope outlet at Garver Feed Mill features experimental flavors available only there. Read more

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    Michael Muckian

    Sometimes it’s necessary for the photographer to play wh his food.