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Michael Muckian

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Urko Dorronsoro Sagasti

Michael League chats with Isthmus about Snarky Puppy, which might be the best band you’ve never heard of … yet. Read more

MUSIC

A new exhibit at the James Watrous Gallery is the result of artists working with scientists to depict how climate change affects Wisconsin plant species. Read more

Visual Arts

Artist Tyanna Buie had a rough start to life, shuttled in and out of different foster homes in Chicago and Milwaukee. An upcoming exhibit at MMoCA revisits the past and reckons with her future. Read more

Visual Arts

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Jim Escalante

“Secrete, Augment, Testify” is an exhibit of fungus photos and metalwork by Chloe Darke, winner of the 2019 Russell and Paula Panczenko MFA Prize. It’s at the Chazen Museum of Art through June 16. Read more

Visual Arts

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Gillian Laub

Madison audiences get a chance to meet the creators of the HBO documentary “Southern Rites.” It screens on April 16 at Union South, and photographer Gillian Laub’s exhibit is up at the Chazen Museum. Read more

Movies

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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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Tickets are still available for some fantastic films showing at this year’s Wisconsin Film Festival. Isthmus critics dug in to another round, to help procrastinators pick their films. Read more

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Eric Ryan Anderson

Branford Marsalis — the oldest sibling in the Marsalis musical dynasty — talks with Isthmus about the difference between playing jazz and classical and the role of ego in musicianship. He’s at Overture Center April 9. Read more

MUSIC

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Amy Kerwin

Leo Kottke tells it like it is in an interview with Michael Muckian. The consummate acoustic guitarist is at the Stoughton Opera House on March 30. Read more

MUSIC

Forward Theater Company is about to open “Life Sucks,” an adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya” by Aaron Posner. Isthmus chats with Posner on his fixation with the Russian playwright. Read more

Stage

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Peter Krško

Artists Peter Krsko and Robert Anderson explore the repeating patterns of nature in “LOOK: Tropical Tessellations,” an exhibit opening Feb. 16 at Olbrich Botanical Gardens. Read more

Visual Arts

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Catherine Zdeblick

Mary Sewell writes a screenplay based on her memories of child sexual assault. The short film, “Let Your Sisters Be,” is designed to be a tool to identify signs of abuse. Read more

Movies

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Gillian Laub

“Southern Rites,” a photography exhibit at the Chazen Museum of Art by UW alum Gillian Laub, documents the segregation practices of a Southern town. Read more

Visual Arts

Madison Symphony Orchestra explores the life and work of Felix Mendelssohn in a special “Beyond the Score” production featuring actors from American Players Theatre. Read more

MUSIC

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Brynn Bruijn

As he approaches 80 and battles kidney disease, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Harbison looks back at a long and fruitful career. Read more

MUSIC

The mixed-media works of Nathaniel Mary Quinn, on exhibit at MMoCA starting Dec. 1, offer perspective on a fractured life and struggling community. Read more

Visual Arts

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Charlie Powell

International silly man and Monty Python co-founder John Cleese stops by Overture Hall with his “Why There Is No Hope” tour. You can ask him questions, just like Michael Muckian did. Read more

Stage

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Anna Webber

David Crosby is feeling energized about a new band and a new album, “Here If You Listen.” He’s at Overture Center’s Capitol Theater on Nov. 20. Read more

MUSIC

After the Storm

Michael Knapstein

Some of the season’s more interesting art exhibits are lining the corridors of the Overture Center, writes Michael Muckian. Read more

Visual Arts

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Michael Muckian

It’s more than just hitting the shutter. A local workshop helps folks make their food look appetizingly Instagrammable. Read more

Food News

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    Michael Muckian

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