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The Week: April 1-4, 2013
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April's slate of touring music starts out strong this week with shows by Dillon Francis, Divine Fits, Ellis Paul, and Marchfourth Marching Band. The calendar also includes: the You Are Here: Maps and Meanings exhibit at the Wisconsin Historical Museum; a performance by the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra; Mad Toast Live with Don Stiernberg; and, a book reading by Jason Stein & Patrick Marley.


Monday 4.1
NOTEWORTHY: Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne found Apple Inc., 1976.

Gustavus Symphony Orchestra
St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Middleton, 7 pm
This collegiate ensemble from St. Peter, Minn., has toured four continents and appeared on NPR's All Things Considered. The group will perform two works by Mozart and Rimsky-Korsakov's vibrant Scheherazade, Op. 35.

Dillon Francis
Majestic Theatre, 9 pm
In addition to popularizing Moombahton, a bass-heavy form of electronic music that's been gaining traction in clubs, the 25-year-old artist slathers his stage show in sex appeal. With DJs Oliver, MrHorror and Vinnie Toma.

Tuesday 4.2
NOTEWORTHY: "Electric Theatre," United States' first full-time movie theater, opens in Los Angeles, 1902.

You Are Here: Maps and Meanings
Wisconsin Historical Museum, through Nov. 9
The new exhibition explores the social, cultural and emotional implications of maps, drawing on the estimable collection of the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Mad Toast Live with Don Stiernberg
Brink Lounge, 7 pm
Hosts Chris Wagoner and Mary Gaines will perform violin and cello with Stiernberg, a jazz mandolinist from Chicago, as they record their podcast before a live audience.

Wednesday 4.3
NOTEWORTHY: President Harry S. Truman signs Marshall Plan, authorizing $5 billion in aid for 16 countries.

Divine Fits
Majestic Theatre, 8:30 pm
Though they hate being called a supergroup, this sharp new band featuring Spoon's Britt Daniel, Wolf Parade's Dan Boeckner and New Bomb Turks' Sam Brown quickly gained a following thanks to their other projects' name recognition. With Spl:t S:ngle.

Thursday 4.4
NOTEWORTHY: James Earl Ray assassinates Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis, 1968.

Jason Stein & Patrick Marley
Barnes & Noble-West Towne, 7 pm
The reporters for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel discuss their new book from the University of Wisconsin Press, More Than They Bargained For: Scott Walker, Unions & the Fight for Wisconsin. It's a behind-the-scenes look at the spectacle that unfolded in Wisconsin in 2011, when Gov. Scott Walker announced his proposal to end most collective bargaining rights for public employees.

Ellis Paul
High Noon Saloon, 7:30 pm
This clever and provocative singer-songwriter helped spark the Boston-based folk revival of the 1990s with his romance-tinged tunes. He'll bring two recently released albums -- City of Silver Dreams and The Hero in You -- to Madison. With John Statz.

Marchfourth Marching Band
Majestic Theatre, 8:30 pm
This group has evolved into a singing, shredding, stilt-walking spectacle after launching during a Mardi Gras party in Portland, Ore., 10 years ago. Expect a fantastic voyage through European gypsy music, Brazilian bossa nova and American rock and jazz. With Forward! Marching Band.

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