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Collecting MadVideos -- A Night of the Dead at the Barrymore

Last Friday, November 2, marked the final hurrah for Halloween in Madison, when the Barrymore Theatre played host to Night of the Dead. A celebration of both the Mexican holiday El Dia De Los Muertos and the long shadow of the Grateful Dead, it showcased Run Side Down and Baghdad Scuba Review, two of the city's leading jam bands. >More
 Collecting MadVideos -- 'UW: Clean Up Your Act!'

For well over 50 years, the coal-fired Charter Street Heating and Cooling Plant has been responsible for providing electricity and cooled water for most of the UW-Madison campus. The power plant, constructed in 1954, is recognizable for generations of student and Wisconsin football fans for its foothills of coal and the regular train deliveries providing the fuel. >More
 Collecting MadVideos -- Two commercials by Sleeping in the Aviary

Fans of Sleeping in the Aviary have two new things to look forward to this autumn, barely six months after the group released its debut album Oh, This Old Thing?. On Tuesday, November 6, their Madison-based label Science of Sound is releasing the debut solo album by Elliott Kozel, the band's lead singer. Titled She Is So Beautuful/She Is So Blonde, it's an 11-track collection of lo-fi dreamtime pop he has recorded at home over the last four years. >More
 Collecting MadVideos -- The Drawing of Ghosts/Horror Vacui

At the end of September, a multimedia art installation titled The Drawing of Ghosts/Horror Vacui took over a small gallery in the lower level of the Overture Center. Combining lighting, music, photography, participatory video and sound, and computer animated videos, the exhibit is the work of eight artists who collaborated to create a multi-sensory response to its eponymous pair of poems. >More
 Collecting MadVideos -- A Big Ten Friday Night Road Trip for Halloween

While some folks consider Halloween on State Street to be a waning event, the hype over the holiday continues to spread well beyond Wisconsin's borders. One of the latest media outlets to get in on the act is the Big Ten Network, the nascent sports channel devoted to the Midwestern conference that is wreaking havoc on fans hoping to watch the entire Big Ten football season on television. >More
 Collecting MadVideos -- Stalemate, a Wisconsin budget story

At 9 a.m. on Friday, October 26, Governor Jim Doyle will sign the new biennial budget for the State of Wisconsin, bringing to an end political gridlock that lasted 115 days until the Republican Assembly and Democratic Senate reached a compromise on Tuesday evening. >More
 Collecting MadVideos -- Bo Ryan cranks that Soulja Boy

It may be the start of a new tradition at the Wisconsin men's basketball program. For the second year running, head coach Bo Ryan is drawing the attention of hoops fans around the country for his dance moves in a viral video. Last winter, it was his performance of the Hambone in a courtside interview aired on ESPN. Now with a new season about to start, the coach back on the hardwood dance floor with his rendition of the Soulja Boy. >More
 Collecting MadVideos -- Ween returns to Madison again my friend

Today marked the release of La Cucaracha, the eleventh full-length album by the one and only Ween. Madison fans of the band got an even bigger treat last Friday, though, when Gene and Dean Ween performed with their bandmates in yet another massive concert at the Orpheum Theatre. Just like the band's last appearance in town on August 3, 2006, this show sold out many weeks in advance. >More
 Collecting MadVideos -- The Great Madison Zombie Lurch of 2007

"It's just a normal day here in Madison, Wisconsin.... Just very normal." This was the assessment of one State Street pedestrian on Saturday who witnessed a small horde of zombies as they lurched their way from the Capitol to the UW Memorial Union. Wielding a video camera, the onlooker captured the entirety of the mock protest, which captured the attention of shoppers, sidewalk cafe patrons, and a stream of happy Badgers fans out and about on the warm afternoon. >More
 Collecting MadVideos -- Paolo Nutini plays the Barrymore

It was well over a week ago when the recently-teenaged pop star Paolo Nutini performed to a full house of fans at the Barrymore Theatre. "The whole night was just rockin'! Paolo sang a mixture of his slower songs, new songs, old covers songs," writes one fan of the Scottish singer who attended the show. >More
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