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Richard Davis, Scott Resnick, Little Red Wolf, outdoor eats in the June 20 issue of Isthmus
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What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:

  • Bob Jacobson explores Richard Davis' legacy as a jazz bassist, educator and social justice advocate in advance of his Isthmus Jazz Festival performance at Wisconsin Union Theater's brand-new Shannon Hall.

  • Judith Davidoff reports on how the stay on same-sex marriage hurts families and children.

  • Jay Rath reports on how UW students are seeking more control over how their fees are spent.

  • Joe Tarr profiles Madison Ald. Scott Resnick, who is mulling a mayoral run.

  • Ruth Conniff reflects on the dwindling enrichment opportunities for underprivileged kids in public schools.

  • Jennifer A. Smith says The Importance of Being Earnest is a fun and frothy start to American Players Theatre’s 2014 season.

  • Gwen Rice applauds the final moments of APT's American Buffalo, but notes that the production feels more like a quaint period piece than a gritty tale about discontented outcasts.

  • Julia Burke tells the story behind local pop act Little Red Wolf and their sophomore album, Junk Sparrow.

  • Jessica Steinhoff shares four swoon-worthy Guided by Voices tracks before the lo-fi indie rockers play the Barrymore.

  • Dean Robbins is moved by the tale of '60s civil rights activists in PBS’s Freedom Summer.

  • Marjorie Baumgarten praises the acting and cinematography in The Rover, a new film set on a dystopian version of the Australian Outback.

  • Scott Renshaw says Clint Eastwood just isn't the right guy to direct Jersey Boys, a movie based on the popular stage musical.

  • André Darlington finds 10 outdoor eats spaces you may never have thought of.

  • André Darlington tries celebrity wine -- and likes it!

  • Close to Home: Andy Moore and his neighbors honor fallen trees.

  • Tell All hears from a gay man in no hurry to wed after the ruling on same-sex marriage.

  • Michael Popke is psyched about the proposed Sun Prairie sports complex.

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