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CMD and ALEC, licensing music, Scott Lamps, JD's in the May 11 issue of Isthmus

What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:

  • Erik Gunn profiles the Center for Media and Democracy and its fight to expose ALEC.

  • Joe Tarr identifies some sticking points in Madison's Downtown Plan.

  • Joe Tarr and Jason Joyce report that Democratic turnout in recall primary is troubling some.

  • Dave Cieslewicz believes Gov. Walker's fundraising advantage won't affect the recall election.

  • Phil Busse talks to musicians who license their songs to television, movies and ads.

  • Bob Koch profiles musician Scott Lamps, who shifts easily between pop, classical and musical theater.

  • Jessica Steinhoff interviews Americana songster Sarah Jarosz, who's compared by some to Gillian Welch.

  • Jay Rath checks in with Madison children's author Kevin Henkes about his latest book.

  • Dean Robbins says the American Masters documentary about Johnny Carson on PBS gives the late-night king his due.

  • Scott Renshaw says Dark Shadows is evidence that the Tim Burton/Johnny Depp collaboration ain't what it was, and Marc Savlov says the Holocaust drama In Darkness is like nothing you've seen before.

  • Kyle Nabilcy tries out the relatively more genteel brick-and-mortar version of JD's.

  • Tell All: What's so bad about polygamy?

  • Jason Joyce has to admit that the Brewers are in a slump -- can they get out from under the cloud?

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