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Overture Center announces 2011-12 season

In announcing its 2011-12 season Wednesday evening, Overture Center for the Arts inspires an abundance of first impressions and second thoughts. >More
 Madison arts stories that blew up big

 This is what creativity looks like: Portrait of a Protest by Kevin J. Miyazaki

Inspired by the ubiquitous chorus and beat of "This is what democracy looks like!" at the Wisconsin Capitol protests over the last six-plus weeks, Milwaukee-based photographer Kevin J. Miyazaki set up an impromptu studio on the sidewalk along the Square and shot portraits of demonstrators passing by; he subsequently compiled this lens-assisted look at democracy "in the form of faces, signs, buttons, and hard hats" into a four-minute video slideshow. >More
 David Maraniss' book They Marched Into Sunlight inspires UW Dance program

"In Madison, once again, we live in interesting times." Thus begins David Maraniss' keynote, "Into Sunlight: The Connections of War and Peace from Vietnam to Afghanistan, from Lyndon Johnson to Barack Obama, from a Book to a Dance." Scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday at Wisconsin Union Theater, the Pulitzer laureate's address provides context for this weekend's Sunlight Project & Symposium. >More
 Overture groups plan a more active role in the arts center's management

Richard Mackie remembers that when Overture Center for the Arts was being built in 2004, representatives from the various arts groups that planned to use the building would meet regularly. There was a flair to the meetings, as you'd expect with lovers of the fine arts. "We'd have wine and cheese," says Mackie, executive director of the Madison Symphony Orchestra. "The Symphony was there, the Opera, the Children's Theater. We were just talking about the opportunities of the new facilities. We wanted to speak in a unified voice about our aspirations in the new hall." >More
 Curt Meine: In thefootsteps of Aldo Leopold

Growing up in Michigan, I always felt a twinge of envy toward my cousins raised on a Wisconsin dairy farm. My hometown was a small city with a suburban feel -- a dreary place of shopping malls, fast-food joints and downtown decline. (For the record, I don't see it that way anymore.) >More
 Arts Beat: Stoughton artists' space a no-go

Two years ago, Stoughton was hoping to create an ambitious "artspace." The plan called for transforming a three-story tobacco warehouse into quarters and workshop space for as many as 25 artists. >More
 Arts Beat: Garver Arts Incubator development continues

Work continues on the east side's Garver Arts Incubator. Common Wealth Development, a nonprofit community development corporation, plans to develop the site of the historic Garver Feed Mill as a public space where visitors will mingle with artists in affordable studios. >More
 Isthmus arts critics rate 2010 in Madison culture

Thanks to the economy, the arts scene faced disaster in 2009. But you would never have guessed that in 2010, when local groups forged ahead with ambitious schedules and praiseworthy performances. Our writers share some highlights. >More
 TeslaCon steampunk gathering lifts off in Madison

Walking through the doors of the Madison Radisson, I already knew I was in for a treat. Outside stood a few steampunk enthusiasts, dressed to the nines in their top hats, waistcoats, and brass goggles. >More
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