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The Week: April 30 - May 3, 2007
Isthmus writers highlight the week's events around Madison
Ba Cissoko
Ba Cissoko

Monday 4.30

Marc Bamuthi Joseph

UW Music Hall, 7:30 pm

The charismatic performer specializes in hip-hop theater. He wraps up his UW residency with a night of poetry and dance.

Tuesday 5.1

John Martens

Chazen Museum of Art, 7 pm

The architecture specialist discusses the authentic Tibetan Buddhist temple being built in nearby Oregon in a lecture called "From Dharamsala to the Town of Dunn: Bringing the Traditional Buddhist
Temple into the 21st Century."

Reduced Shakespeare Company

Overture Center's Overture Hall, 7:30 pm

The comedy troupe excels at squeezing something absurdly massive -- the complete works of Shakespeare, American history -- into a single fast-paced show. This time, they cut Hollywood down to size.

Jeffrey Siegel Mills Hall in the UW Humanities Bldg., 7:30 pm

The classical pianist returns for another enlightening "Keyboard Conversation" -- performance combined with patter. His subject this time is "Liszt: The Devil Made Me Do It," featuring such
satanically inspired works as "Totentanz" and "Mephisto Waltz."

Wednesday 5.2

Loreena McKennitt

Overture Centerÿ½s Overture Hall, 7:30 pm

McKennitt's dramatic, multilingual "musical travel writing" floats at the intersection of arty folk-rock, atmospheric classical music and romantic world beat. On Ancient Muse, she explores
the music of the Middle East and the Sahara, taking inspiration from Homer's Odyssey.


Orpheum Theater, 7:30 pm

The Aussie platinum-sellers put on a sweat-soaked old-school rock 'n' roll blowout every time they commandeer the stage. The Virgins open.

Los Straitjackets

High Noon Saloon, 8 pm

The surf 'n' twang kings celebrate the magic that happens with the mixing of musical cultures on their new Spanish language album, Rock en Espanol Vol. 1. The Fly-Rite Boys' Big Sandy (who
appears on the CD) serves as guest vocalist.

Kris Delmhorst

Cafe Montmartre, 8 pm

A veteran of Cambridge, Mass.' endlessly fecund singer-songwriter scene, the honey-voiced Delmhorst is smart and accessible at the same time. In recent years, she's riffed on Robert
Browningÿ½s poetry and reflected on the significance of Hurricane Katrina. Ana Egge opens.

Thursday 5.3

William R. Drennan

Borders West, 7 pm

Drennan discusses Death in a Prairie House, his chilling account of the 1914 murders at Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin. The book also functions as a compelling sketch of the architect's early

A Bitter Harvest

105 UW Psychology Bldg., 7:30 pm

The lecture series focuses on "Palestine, Israel and Lebanon Forty Years After 1967." This week, journalist Jonathan Cook discusses "The Threat from Within: Democracy and Demography in Israel and
the Modern Zionist Ideology."

The Nylons

Overture Center's Overture Hall, 7:30 pm

Canada's jokey a cappella group is a Madison favorite, blending doo-wop and modern pop songs.

Electric Six

Annex, 9 pm

Lovably unctuous front dude Dick Valentine ramrods his equally groovy compatriots through a song list packed with orgasmic, disco-fueled grinding and sardonic arena rock. Test Your Reflex and Night
Kills the Day open.

Ba Cissoko

High Noon Saloon, 9 pm

This best-selling African quartet employs two electrified kora players on energetic, spaced-out grooves that are nothing short of mesmerizing. They've already conquered Africa and Europe. Can
America possibly resist their charms?

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