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Winners of the 2011 Madison Area Music Awards

Pop-rockers the Lucas Cates Band led the medal count, with six nods, at the 2011 Madison Area Music Awards. Other multiple-award winners included Sexy Ester and the Pretty Mama Sisters, Star Persons and Artist of the Year Beth Kille. >More
 With mellophoniums and Latin sounds, Isthmus Jazz Festival 2011 opens on a packed Terrace

Okay, Madison music scene expert, so you see a lot of live shows, eh? Well, when's the last time you saw a mellophonium orchestra open for a Latin jazz supergroup? Jazz encompasses a wide range of styles. That much was clear at Friday night's edition of the 2011 Isthmus Jazz Festival. >More
 Isthmus Jazz Festival 2011 promises fun in the sun

The Isthmus Jazz Festival kicks off summer in swing time. The 2011 edition features a wide-ranging lineup on June 3 and 4 on the UW Memorial Union Terrace, from big bands to small groups, Latin to bebop. You can either sit and admire the musical virtuosity or get up and dance to late-night salsa and merengue -- a win-win proposition. >More
 The MAMAs keep growing in scope and ambition for 2011

Like some other 8-year-olds, the Madison Area Music Awards are getting precocious. The show and its parent organization, the Madison Area Music Association, expand their reach each year, donating instruments and awarding grants to bolster Dane County schools' music programs. >More
 Tunes on the Memorial Union Terrace for summer 2011

The live-music arm of the Wisconsin Union Directorate has announced the summer lineup for the UW-Madison's Memorial Union Terrace. >More
 James 'Curley' Cooke, 1944-2011

Steve Miller Band guitarist James "Curley" Cooke, 66, passed away on May 16 after battling cancer for two years. >More
 Isthmus on the isthmus: What are you listening to, Madison? (video)

Our intrepid reporter takes to the street -- State Street, to be specific -- to find out what's coming out of those little buds stuck in everybody's ears. >More
 Brat festivals offer all-you-can-hear buffet

The Madison music scene is eclectic, offering everything from Art Paul Schlosser's streetwise kazoo to Luke Polipnick's experimental jazz. But for sheer variety, you've got to be impressed by the only event that dares to promote itself with this tagline: More bands than you can shake a bratwurst at. >More
 No hip-hop at Scatz?

Scott Piernot, owner of the recently closed Middleton music venue Scatz, says he's ready to stop booking hip-hop acts if the city of Middleton reinstates his liquor license. Piernot voluntarily relinquished his license in March. >More
 Ann Stanke leaves a legacy of humane musicality

The death last Wednesday of Ann Stanke deprived Madison of one of its most remarkable musical personalities. She joined Roland and Arlene Johnson in creating the Madison Opera almost 50 years ago, and it was fitting that in 1984 she became general director of the company herself. >More
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