Last week, the program for the Isthmus Jazz Festival accompanied the weekly paper. It had all you need to know about the mostly free 21st edition of the Jazz Festival, which starts on Friday, June 5, at 4 p.m. at the Memorial Union Terrace. All, that is, except a list of Jazz Fest sponsors. We appreciate them and think you should too, so here they are: the Wisconsin Union Directorate, the Dane County Cultural Affairs Committee, UW Credit Union, WORT 89.9 FM, Techline, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, S.C., Attorneys, American Laser Center and Owens Corning Basement Finishing Systems. Give 'em a hand.
This week we begin the balloting for the annual Madison's Favorites poll. We ask you in June about your favorite Madison venues and such, and then we tell you in August, in the Annual Manual, what you, collectively, told us. You'll find the ballot on page 3 of this issue. But though you'll find the ballot in the paper, we ask you to do your voting online at