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Arts Beat: Stoughton artists' space a no-go

Two years ago, Stoughton was hoping to create an ambitious "artspace." The plan called for transforming a three-story tobacco warehouse into quarters and workshop space for as many as 25 artists. >More
 Isthmus arts critics rate 2010 in Madison culture

Thanks to the economy, the arts scene faced disaster in 2009. But you would never have guessed that in 2010, when local groups forged ahead with ambitious schedules and praiseworthy performances. Our writers share some highlights. >More
 TeslaCon steampunk gathering lifts off in Madison

Walking through the doors of the Madison Radisson, I already knew I was in for a treat. Outside stood a few steampunk enthusiasts, dressed to the nines in their top hats, waistcoats, and brass goggles. >More
 Madison tattoo artists offer tips to first-timers

With the school year well underway, social circles are materializing and new students are getting comfortable enough to start taking some fashion risks. Many incoming students will consider getting tattoos to celebrate their independence. Here are some guidelines from a pair of local tattoo artists. >More
 Arts Beat: UW's Memorial Union to undergo major renovations

One of the most beloved arts, entertainment and recreation venues in the city is about to get a makeover. The University of Wisconsin-Madison's Memorial Union is embarking on a renovation that could result in major changes to the 1928 building. >More
 TeslaCon will turn Madison Radisson into a steampunk Zeppelin

Imagine you are on a dirigible soaring over Europe. The year is 1880. Tea is being served by butlers carrying silver trays and gentlemen wearing suits and carrying brass telescopes are milling about, talking about an evil mastermind roaming the skies. Later this fall, these dreams will become reality. Sort of. >More
 Arts Beat: UW observes Year of the Arts

The UW is kicking off its Year of the Arts. Some 300 performances, exhibits, symposia and visits by distinguished speakers will take place throughout the school year. In other words, it's business as usual. >More
 Arts Beat: Stoughton Opera House boasts impressive lineup

Iris DeMent, Suzanne Vega, Jeff Daniels, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society. These and more than 20 other acts are on the venue's 2010-2011 schedule. Wisconsin Union Theater? Overture Center? Insert the sound of a discordant game-show buzzer here to signify wrong answer. >More
 Overture Center and Wisconsin Union Theater's 2010-11 seasons bring splashy musicals and more

On the heels of the Overture Center's record-breaking run of The Lion King, the arts center is queuing up other Broadway shows with easy name recognition and pop-culture ties. Over the course of its four-week run, The Lion King pulled in 68,000 theatergoers and grossed over $4.8 million. It generated an additional $15 million in spin-off economic activity, such as hotels and restaurants. >More
 Arts Beat: Overture Center loses chief financial officer

The Overture Center's chief financial officer, Chris Hunjas, is leaving, becoming the third employee in the art center's finance department to leave in the past year. >More
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