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The Stoughton Opera House is rich with history and acoustically sublime

One day, the phone rang at the Stoughton Opera House. It was a call from an anxious audience member. He asked, "How do I get to Stoughton from O'Hare?" The restored 1901 opera house draws patrons from as far away as Ann Arbor, Chicago, Peoria and the Twin Cities. And it's not just audiences who enjoy the Victorian venue, its lively acoustics and perfect programming. >More
 Marooned in Madison opening at the airport

Marooned in Madison, an exhibit celebrating the centennial of the UW's Pro Arte String Quartet, opens Thursday, March 1, in the lobby of the Dane County Regional Airport. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., during which members of the quartet will perform and meet the public. >More
 Overture Center names Ted DeDee as new CEO

Ted DeDee has been hired as the new chief executive officer and president of the Overture Center, to start on Monday, April 2. DeDee currently works for the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts in New Albany, Ohio, which he oversaw the opening of in 2008. >More
 Stagehands' union in the spotlight: IATSE Local 251 turns 100

They project our films, transform Overture Center's bare stages and even change the Kohl Center from a basketball court to a hockey rink. After 100 years of literally shining the spotlight on Madison's arts, it's time for the spotlight to shine on IATSE Local 251, the stagehands union. >More
 Circus World in Baraboo staging benefit fundraiser for injured aerialist

Fans of circus arts will recall that aerialist and magician's assistant Hannah Crist suffered vertebra and skull fractures when she fell from a trapeze in September at Baraboo's famed Circus World Museum. >More
 Bookless is a party in the stacks

If you've ever had a mad urge to speak loudly in a library, you'll get a chance to yell, dance and even eat during Bookless, a benefit for the new central branch of the Madison Public Library, which was vacated late last year ahead of a two-year renovation. >More
 Arts 2011: Isthmus critics rate the year in Madison culture

What a year it has been on the arts scene. Artists reacted passionately to the political drama in the Capitol, boldly designed new buildings opened on campus, and striking new artistic voices emerged. Our writers look back on a colorful 2011. >More
 Thinking ahead: Madison arts leaders offer ideas for 2012

At this time of year, many of us reflect on ways to better ourselves. It's the same for area arts leaders, who offer a variety of New Year's resolutions. Rob Chappell, spokesman for the Overture Center for the Arts, resolves to "convince every member of every touring Broadway cast to expunge the word 'thrilled' from their bio." >More
 Life as a UW-Madison photographer: Jeff Miller, Bryce Richter collaborate to create poignant, spectacular shots of campus

Three hundred fifty feet above the UW-Madison campus, a helicopter carrying photographers Jeff Miller and Bryce Richter is circling in anticipation. Strapped into harnesses with cameras pointed out the open helicopter door, the two are patiently waiting for the moment known as the "golden hour." >More
 After renovations, Orpheum Theatre focuses on live events

The Orpheum Theatre's Lobby Restaurant has closed, at least temporarily, as the building enters yet another phase in its long life. Thanks to remodeling, it's now primarily a venue for live entertainment. >More
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