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MUSIC

This is what creativity looks like, Part VIII: VO5's 'Cheddar Revolution'

You had to know it was only a matter of time before Madison's disco queens and kings got involved in the goings-on at the Capitol. >More
 Recording in Madison, Julian Lynch turned down the volume

Music bloggers across the country began going gaga for local multi-instrumentalist and ethnomusicology Ph.D. student Julian Lynch in 2009, when Pitchfork reviewed his album Orange You Glad. Now Lynch, whose music is a swirl of dreamy pop with a touch of psychedelic sugar, is about to release his third full-length album. >More
 Concert for Compromise draws small crowd, lively discussions

Majestic Theatre organizers' hearts were in the right place Monday night when they put together a fundraiser concert for the 14 Democratic state senators who fled Wisconsin to delay a vote on Gov. Walker's highly controversial "budget-repair" bill. However, a few wrinkles prevented music-loving protesters from packing the house. >More
 Mama Digdown's, more Madison artists play 'Concert for Compromise' at Majestic

What if, after Tom Morello, Wayne Kramer and others perform at the Capitol this evening, you still need a political music fix? You're in luck. After the Morello show is over (it starts at 5 p.m.), the Majestic Theatre will host a benefit for the 14 Democratic senators who have fled the state. >More
 With Madison Symphony Orchestra, pianist Simone Dinnerstein plays impressive if over-thought Beethoven concerto

Beethoven's "Emperor" concerto, his fifth and last for piano and orchestra, is one of the great masterpieces of the literature. Its guest soloist this weekend with the Madison Symphony Orchestra is the acclaimed young pianist Simone Dinnerstein, who is not only a very interesting personality but a highly intelligent if still-idiosyncratic musician. >More
 Pianist Simone Dinnerstein plays otherworldly Beethoven

This weekend in Overture Hall, the Madison Symphony Orchestra will play a concert of fifths -- Elgar's Fifth March, Prokofiev's Fifth Symphony and Beethoven's Fifth Piano Concerto -- with the sensational Simone Dinnerstein. Originally, Beethoven's introspective Fourth Piano Concerto was slated for performance, but when it was switched for the epic Fifth, the concert became a raucous and sublime celebration of humanity rarely heard in a single program. >More
 Zooniversity's UW-themed hip-hop is a social networking smash

Wisconsin's great "Teach Me How to Bucky" T-shirt fad was launched by accident. It was the first day of class at UW-Madison, Sept. 2, 2010, and senior Quincy Kwalae walked into the wrong room. "Ironically," he says, "it was an entrepreneur class." >More
 Madison rockers fundraise for a skateboard park

Jeanette Dunscombe says she grew up in the skateboard community in Arizona before she moved to Madison 13 years ago. Now that she has two sons learning to grind and flip locally, she is helping Madison build its first outdoor skate park. She's doing it the way she knows how -- booking a rock show. >More
 Steamy Monteverdi duet caps Wisconsin Baroque Ensemble concert

As with its last concert, in late November, the Wisconsin Baroque Ensemble drew a capacity audience at the old Gates of Heaven Synagogue in James Madison Park Sunday afternoon -- and an enthusiastic audience, too. >More
 Piano Fondue crafts delicious performances from guilty pleasures

It's Friday night at the Brink Lounge, and Josh Dupont and Adam Nelson have laced up their sneakers. Though piano-bar performers tend to sport shiny wingtips, this wardrobe choice makes sense once the show begins. These guys are musical triathletes, performing a marathon set of tunes, swimming through piles of song requests and riding jokes to their hilarious conclusions. >More
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