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Skillful youth performances are a highlight of 2010 Madison Area Music Awards

For its seventh ceremony, Saturday night, the Madison Area Music Awards moved to the relatively cushy surroundings of the Capitol Theatre, and the new location only added to the sense that, with its voice-overs and video montages, the MAMAs have become a polished entertainment spectacle. >More
 Winners of the 2010 Madison Area Music Awards

Blues artists Aaron Williams and the Hoodoo and popster Mark Croft were the champions at the 2010 Madison Area Music Award, held May 8 in Overture Center's Capitol Theater. Each took home five awards, including an Artist of the Year nod for the Hoodoo. Americana singer Beth Kille and world-music mavens Primitive Culture also fared well with four MAMAs each. >More
 2010 MAMAs recognize Madison scene's offspring

It's no coincidence that both the Madison Area Music Awards and the organization that hands them out, the Madison Area Music Association, are known as MAMA. The acronym's easy to remember, but it also signifies a grander mission: nurturing the local music scene by recognizing performers and equipping local kids with instruments, scholarships and music instruction. >More
 Protestors criticize UW School of Music's jazz policy

Does jazz count? Not if you're a college student who wants to graduate as a music major at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. >More
 UW Choral Union performance of Beethoven's 'Missa solemnis' is undeniably grand

For its gala spring presentation, the UW Choral Union, with the UW Symphony Orchestra and four vocal soloists, gave Madison the novel hearing of Beethoven's "Missa solemnis," so rarely undertaken hereabouts for its difficulty and scope. >More
 Isthmus Jazz Festival 2010 lineup released, features vocalist Tierney Sutton, saxophonist Frank Catalano, and local performers

The Isthmus Jazz Festival will feature the hard-blowing Chicago tenor saxophonist Frank Catalano and seven local acts, along with the distinctive L.A. singer Tierney Sutton on June 4 and 5 at the UW Memorial Union. Sutton plays a ticketed concert at the Wisconsin Union Theater at 8 p.m. on June 5, while Catalano and the local musicians perform free of charge outside on the Terrace from 4:30 to 11:30 p.m on. Friday and 2:30 p.m. to midnight on Saturday. >More
 Brilliant musicians play at intimate Farley's House of Pianos

One of Madison's unfairly well-kept musical secrets can be penetrated on Sunday, May 2, when the Armenian-born virtuoso Raffi Besalyan plays Gershwin and Rachmaninoff at Farley's House of Pianos, 6522 Seybold Rd. Besalyan will play on the magnificent 1870s Steinway restored at Farley's, in this fundraiser for the Madison Symphony Orchestra's outreach programs. >More
 Jazz has a new home at Inn on the Park

For Gerri DiMaggio, reviving jazz at the Inn on the Park meant reconnecting with old times. The Madison jazz singer and her husband, Bob Pesselman, played a regular gig at the Capitol Square hotel for five years in the 1980s as part of the R&B/funk band Mills Street Foundation. >More
 Gorgeous-voiced Amos Lee makes the women shout at the Majestic

Folk-pop wunderkind Amos Lee said little at the beginning of his set, letting the music speak for itself. He was backed up by a keyboardist and bassist (no drums). The sound was pure, the harmonies impossibly tight. >More
 Divas duel in University Opera's outstanding Maria Stuarda

The pageantry of Elizabethan England reigned in UW Music Hall on Friday as the University Opera staged an outstanding premiere of Maria Stuarda, Gaetano Donizetti's tragic opera about love, treachery and a family feud that threatens the English throne. >More
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