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Madison attempts a cultural plan

The old saying in arts administration circles is that attempting to organize artists is like trying to herd cats. The city of Madison is going to try, however, with its first-ever cultural plan. >More
 Meet the makers in the Tenney-Lapham Art Walk

Brian McCormick ponders the question. What accounts for the cluster of artists in Tenney-Lapham? "I bet if you looked at any neighborhood in Madison, you'd find artists," he says. "I bet if you circled any 10 blocks, anybody could put on an art walk if they wanted to." >More
 Professional troupes fill the Madison Rep slot at Overture

Overture Center for the Arts has plugged the programming hole left by the defunct Madison Repertory Theatre. Its first-ever Playhouse performance series, announced June 11, will feature Milwaukee Repertory Theater and other troupes. >More
 World Dance Alliance-Americas General Assembly converges in downtown Madison

It is, he says, "unprecedented for Madison." Jin-Wen Yu is talking about "What Moves Us," and the UW-Madison dance professor is not exaggerating. Indeed, he may be flirting with understatement. >More
 Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research web collections serve scholars and pop-culture buffs

Their primary purpose is to serve the scholarly mission of the archive. But Michele Hilmes, director of the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research, allows that three new online exhibits may appeal to an audience far broader than academics and researchers -- including star-struck movie fans. >More
 Four Seasons Theatre marks four years

To celebrate its history, Four Seasons will present a benefit cabaret Saturday, May 9, at the Majestic Theatre. Four Years of Four Seasons will include songs reprised by performers from every past production. >More
 CTM purchases Madison Rep inventory for rental

Children's Theater of Madison announced Monday that it has purchased Madison Repertory Theatre's production inventory, including scenery, costumes, lighting instruments, props, tools and equipment. CTM will add in its own stock to create the Madison Arts Production Cooperative. >More
 Forward Theater looks to fill the void in Madison

Forward Theater is on its way to becoming one of Madison's next professional troupes. "It's been a whole whopping four weeks since we started this endeavor, and it's been a whirlwind," says Jennifer Uphoff Gray, acting artistic director. >More
 Madison Young Playwrights festival still set for May

Although Madison Repertory Theatre was dissolved last month, its Madison Young Playwrights festival has been taken over by former Rep employees and will be presented in Overture Center's Playhouse May 11. >More
 Plans are uncertain for Concerts on the Square

Good news for music lovers hoping to salvage something from the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra's disastrous, strike-marred season: The April 24 concert featuring pianist Paavali Jumppanen will proceed as planned. The musicians agreed to perform it in what they're calling a good-faith gesture. >More
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