• KelsyAnne Schoenhaar

    Real-life horror

    “Walk with a Vampire,” produced by Encore Studio, is not your average Halloween season horror show.It’s based on the true story of a woman with a cognitive disability and her relationship with a man who thinks he's a vampire. more »

    Oct 5, 2015 Stage

  • Exploring the power of absence

    In “The Beauty of What Remains,” author Susan Johnson Hadler explores her own family’s hidden history. more »

    Oct 5, 2015 Books

  • Poetry and music

    Opening their 2015-16 Masterworks season on Friday, Oct. 2, at the Overture Center, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra produced a very mixed-bag program. more »

    Oct 3, 2015 Stage

  • Dan Myers

    A gay old time

    StageQ’s season opener, “The Boys in the Band,” is so poignant and funny, you’ll want to stay around for the after-party. more »

    Oct 4, 2015 Stage

  • Brian Garrity

    Punk godfathers

    If fame were measured by influence, Dillinger Four would be one of the biggest bands on the planet. The Minneapolis-based punk quartet have become the unlikely elder statesmen of a scene populated by countless bands that they inspired. more »

    Oct 2, 2015 MUSIC

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What to Do
  • Isthmus Live Sessions: Dessa

    She may be the lone female member of Minneapolis hip-hop collective Doomtree, but that’s not all that makes Dessa stand out. She’s also a skilled poet with a college degree in philosophy and has released more novels than she has solo albums. more »

  • Isthmus Live Sessions: San Fermin at Bright Red Studios

    San Fermin is a band that commands the stage. At a recent Isthmus Live Sessions at Bright Red Studios, the Brooklyn, N.Y., octet turned an intimate setting into funky, wall-to-wall raucousness. more »

  • Isthmus Live Sessions: Cloud Cult

    Rather than concentrate on any one part of their prolific career, Duluth, Minn,. art pop collective Cloud Cult chose to play four songs from four different albums at a recent Isthmus Live Session. more »


  • What's happening this weekend

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