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#MadPlay, elections, O.S.S., music lessons, adopt-a-tree in the April 4 issue of Isthmus

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

  • #MadPlay: Isthmus staff, UW journalism students and city residents chronicle the many ways Madisonians amuse themselves in our 24-hour project.

  • Nathan Comp reports that Dane County Board election results add up to progressive domination.

  • Catherine Capellaro reports that Michael Flores plans to bring a "missing' voice to Madison school board.

  • Judith Davidoff reports that the Madison school board rejects a lengthy expulsion term for Maia, who returns to East High School.

  • Judith Davidoff reports on the merger of The Progressive magazine and Center for Media and Democracy.

  • Dave Cieslewicz advocates for a strong challenger to Mayor Paul Soglin.

  • Jennifer A. Smith says Or, a play about 17th-century playwright Aphra Behn, is a "saucy and smart finish" to Forward Theater Company's fifth season.

  • Laura Jones praises the singing, dancing and delightful levels of camp in Xanadu, a joint production by Mercury Players Theatre and OUT!Cast Theatre.

  • John W. Barker previews Béatrice et Bénédict, William Farlow's final production for University Opera.

  • Jessica Steinhoff takes stock of the artists performing at Spring Green's Shitty Barn in its 2014 season.

  • Julia Burke interviews Tinariwen, exiles from northern Mali who create stunning rock and blues music and are playing the Majestic Theatre.

  • Dean Robbins falls for the tech nerds on HBO's brilliant satire Silicon Valley.

  • Phil Davis discusses the Capitol Theater's role in this year's Wisconsin Film Festival.

  • Phil Davis chats with UW graduate student Brandon Colvin, whose latest film, Sabbatical, premieres at the Wisconsin Film Festival.

  • MaryAnn Johanson calls Captain America: The Winter Soldier "bigger, smarter and more relevant" than any of Marvel's other Avengers movies.

  • Kyle Nabilcy bites into the all-encased-meat fare at O.S.S.

  • Adam Powell discusses how important music lessons are, and how to help kids stick with them.

  • Candice Wagener offers a checklist of questions for parents looking for a summer camp.

  • Linda Falkenstein reports on the Madison Parks Division's new adopt-a-park-tree program.

  • Tell All gets an earful from a bicycle hater.

  • Dan Seiter instructs Badgers hoops fans on what not to say about the team.

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