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VANESSA TORTOLANO

After stories of discrimination and harassment surfaced at Plan B, the club has closed down. Now founder Rico Sabatini is back in, and the club is reopening as Prism on March 1. Read more

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Since the Inferno closed in 2015, aficionados of the alternative arts have been spread out at one-off events throughout the city. Crucible wants to bring them under one roof. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Ticketmaster is under fire after an investigative report revealed collusion with scalpers who use digital tools to buy tickets in bulk and resell them on secondary sites. Read more

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Justin Kibbel

The long-awaited FPC venue, The Sylvee, officially opens on Sept. 27. Isthmus music writer Aaron R. Conklin talks to Matt Gerding about some of the features of the almost-open 2,500-capacity venue. Read more

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Alex Wong

Madison music fans are mourning the impending closure of The Frequency, which ends its 10-year run downtown on June 30. But the space could see new life as a craft beer bar and music venue run by the BarleyPop guys. Read more

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Carolyn Fath

A beloved part of the Madison music scene for 10 years, The Frequency will close its doors June 30. But owner Darwin Sampson hopes to find a new location soon on the north or east side. Read more

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Under the agreement, Live Nation, Frank Productions’ formal rival, gains access to a national arena-booking empire while the Franks get near-complete control of concert booking in Madison. Local musicians react to the news. Read more

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David Michael Miller

In a shocking move, Frank Productions is selling a controlling interest to Live Nation, its former rival. Live Nation gains access to a national arena-booking empire while the Franks get near-complete control of concert booking in Madison. Read more

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Bill Keefrey

Renovations at the Orpheum have allowed the venue to reopen its smaller, more intimate Stage Door performance space. The Rebirth Brass Band will play there in January. Read more

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Alllison Geyer

Booted from their space on West Dayton Street earlier than anticipated, Cafe Coda co-founders Hanah Jon Taylor and Susan Fox hope to move their jazz club to a vacant storefront on Willy Street. Read more

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David Michael Miller

It’s tough for local rappers to book shows in the Madison market. A new city task force is charged with looking at problems — and coming up with solutions. Read more

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Chris Winterhack

Photos from the ceremonial groundbreaking for The Sylvee, Frank Productions' concert venue being built on East Washington Ave. Read more

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Carolyn Fath

Beloved High Noon Saloon owner Cathy Dethmers celebrated the end of an era with Madison’s musical scenesters. She passes the torch to Frank Productions. Read more

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David Michael Miller

As Madison’s East Washington corridor shapes up as a thriving district, a new venue has gained city approval. Aaron Conklin talks to some of the players about what the introduction of the Sylvee, the new Frank Productions venue, means for the growin Read more

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David Michael Miller

The new sign is being installed at the Orpheum Theater. An impressive re-creation of the original 1920s-era “blade sign,” it will light up State Street with more than 2,000 energy-efficient lights. Read more

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