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Jay Blakesberg

Isthmus chats with two living blues legends and 2018 Grammy winners, Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’, about their shared influences and their joint tour, which stops at Overture August 8. more

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Imagine a teeny-tiny Concert on the Square. It’s been happening right under our noses — for 50 years. The Capitol City Band plays concerts every Thursday night under the shelter at Rennebohm Park. more

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Forage Kombucha

Homebrewed kombucha in cans from Forage Kitchen is now distributed throughout Madison. This means its production facility is going to grow now, too. more

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Art exhibits at MMoCA and Overture Center revisit the colorful and political art of the 1960s. The shows are timed to coincide with the June 14-16 Madison Reunion. more

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Corey Wilkes photo by Ingrid Moreta, Joel Paterson photo by Nolan Wells

After getting bumped from Shannon Hall and the Terrace for the ’60s Reunion, programmers for the Isthmus Jazz Festival decided to shake things up. This 31st program will take place over 10 days and focus on local talent and diverse voices. more

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Taliesen Riverview Cafe

A new program shepherded by chefs Barbara Wright and Odessa Piper will provide grants to interns at the Taliesen kitchen. The program will also operate The Riverview Terrace Cafe at the visitor’s center. more

FOOD & DRINK

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Octopi Brewing

Hops become art in a heady beer collaboration at MMoCA. Meg Mitchell teams up with Octopi brewing for some interactive art … that you can drink. more

Beer

Sax man Joe Lovano talks with Michael Muckian about collaborating with guitarist John Scofield. Their quartet plays the Barrymore Theatre on April 21. more

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Joe del Tufo

It’s an unlikely matchup: Americana master David Bromberg and former Lovin’ Spoonful frontman John Sebastian. But the two share an April 13 bill at the Barrymore. more

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Chad Batka

Country outlaw Steve Earle still plays power twang, but he’s currently working on his bucket list. He wants to write a Broadway musical. more

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Fit Fresh expands with a bigger kitchen and a new cafe at Princeton Club West. Plans are to open a second cafe at new Princeton Club Fitchburg. more

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Latisha McDuffy hopes she can market her sweet tribute to the school cafeteria cookies of her youth. more

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Tim Knox

Legendary multimedia artist Laurie Anderson makes a rare tour stop in Madison with a new album chronicling her experiences during Hurricane Sandy. She’s at Shannon Hall Feb. 9. more

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Fresco opens the city’s first bone broth stand. But it’s just a pop-up, open through mid-March. more

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Charlie Berens’ podcast “Da Manitowoc Minute” is attracting loads of fans from around the world. Isthmus talks to Berens in advance of his appearance at Wisconsin Union Theater on Jan. 26. more

Comedy

After almost 50 years of making music, Bruce Cockburn has a new album, his first in seven years. He talked with Isthmus before playing the Barrymore on Nov. 21. more

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Joe Martinez

Jazz legend Wynton Marsalis sits down with Isthmus to riff on keeping jazz alive. He’s in Madison with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra on Sept. 23. more

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