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The Tennessee Three resurrect Johnny Cash's spirit in Madison

Legends are rarely built without the help of some clever friends and a convincing storyteller. In the case of Johnny Cash, at least a few of these partners in crime belonged to The Tennessee Three, his backing band of more than 40 years. Friday night at the Madison Mallards baseball game and later at the Essen Haus, the current lineup of the band gave fans a glimpse into how such legends are made. >More
 The Marquette Waterfront Festival has boomed over 20 years

The 20th Marquette Waterfront Festival brings a sizzling lineup of local acts and emerging world music stars to Yahara Place Park on Saturday and Sunday, June 13 and 14. My, how this festival's grown >More
 Rain changes the mood on Saturday at Isthmus Jazz Festival 2009

Rain displaced the Isthmus Jazz Festival to the cramped confines of the UW Memorial Union Rathskeller on Saturday. That changed the vibe of the night. No sweeping sunset. No shimmering lake. No girls in their summer clothes taking in the twilight. >More
 The sights and sounds on Friday night at Isthmus Jazz Festival 2009 (audio slideshow)

Memorial Union Terrace buzzed with energy last Friday evening as some 3,000 people packed into the lakeside hangout for the first night of the Isthmus Jazz Festival. Watch the following soundslide recap of the evening. >More
 Warm night, cool sounds on Friday at the 2009 Isthmus Jazz Festival

I walked in just as Patrick Breiner blew the first blast of the evening: a startling, corkscrewing, unaccompanied improvisation on tenor sax that lasted for minutes without a break. It was an impressive feat of circular breathing -- the method of sucking air in while simultaneously blowing it out -- and it served notice that Breiner is a force to be reckoned with. >More
 Isthmus Jazz Fest headliner David Sánchez keeps the form vital

The Isthmus Jazz Festival peaks on Saturday, June 6, at the Wisconsin Union Theater with David Sánchez and his post-bop quartet. Sánchez is the top tenor saxman in a new-century florescence of Latin-tinged Big Apple jazz led by players with superlative chops -- conservatory-trained expats from across the Caribbean and the continent who bring their own heritages to the table. >More
 Greg Smith spreads his talents among 10 Madison groups

Devoting a serious amount of time to an activity -- a beloved hobby, an exercise routine, even raising a family -- is a big challenge when you have a demanding day job. Those who manage to excel at it are something of a mystery to those of us who just get by the best we can. >More
 Ancora String Quartet plays final recital of season with Smetana, Griffes, and Hindemith

The Ancora String Quartet played its final concert of the season on Saturday, May 30 -- at their home base, the First Unitarian Society -- nicely filling a yawning gap between the end of spring's formal music-making and the stirring of busy summer activities in Madison. >More
 Summer in the clubs

Take a seat in a comfy chair at the Barrymore. Nurse a beer along the wall in the Frequency's back room. Listen up for a little mellow acoustic. Brace yourself for some screamo catharsis. No matter where you like to hear your music, no matter what kind of music it is you want to hear, Madison's summer music calendar has something for everyone. >More
 Isthmus Jazz Festival 2009 schedule

The Isthmus Jazz Festival is always fun. But in a recession, it's also worth noting that most of the festival is free. You won't need to touch your wallet to hear 11 of the region's best jazz acts at the UW Memorial Union Terrace on June 5 and 6 -- though the Union's beer and brats would probably be a sound investment. >More
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