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New Dane County Cultural Affairs coordinator named

Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk has announced Karen Crossley will succeed Lynne Watrous Eich, who is retiring after 30 years as the first and only Dane County Cultural Affairs Coordinator. >More
 A peek into 2,000-year-old houses at the Chazen

The most impressive frescoes here are the ones that adorned the walls of the dining room, or triclinium, of Villa Cormiano. A placard notes that Villa Cormiano was modest, by Stabiae standards, but these murals are breathtaking -- presented, as they are, more or less intact, and in place. >More
 Brad Van introduces Retro Arcade Week

As the singer and guitarist for Droids Attack, Brad Van is well-acquainted with robots. While the robot future of our fantasies has yet to transpire, however, their electronic brethren in the form of video games have been a reality for three decades. Van is at the center of a growing effort to preserve video games' past, and has been building a collection of vintage arcade games for more than ten years. >More
 The Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission at 30

This week's feature on Lynne Watrous Eich, who is retiring next month after 30 years as Dane County Cultural Affairs Director, notes some of her countless contributions toward Dane County residents' quality of life. One of the most quantifiable ways to appraise her tenure is to cite the $5.7 million in local arts and history grants awarded by the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission during the three decades of her watch. >More
 For art's sake

Since the formal announcement last November that she would step down on April 13 after 30 years as director of the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission, her admirers ' both artists and audiences ' have struggled to adjust to the news. >More
 Derangement of the senses

There'll be frenzied, hallucinatory excitement at the Kohl Center on Sunday. Nope, I'm not talkin' about high school basketball tournaments. It's Cirque du Soleil's first-ever Mad City appearance with Delirium, the latest extravaganza from the Montreal-based ministers of psychedelic spectacle. >More
 Emo Philips grows up

At age 50, Emo Philips has eased into a persona less like the troubled child of his 1980s performances and more like, well, a veteran telling finely crafted jokes >More
 Lewis Black quivers with rage at the Overture Center

I've always enjoyed Lewis Black's caustic rants on The Daily Show but wondered how I'd fare sitting through an entire evening of his comedy at the Overture Center. I worried that his explosive delivery and venomous tirades might be grating, but happily Black's "Red, White and Screwed' show was consistently funny, provocative and never tiresome. >More
 Portrait of Bayview

This week's You Are Here column mentions "Portrait of a Neighborhood," a photographic exhibit about the Bayview community that continues on view through the end of January at the UW-Madison's Multicultural Student Center. >More
 Arts 2006

Madison celebrated its 150th birthday this year. And whatever you think about Madison's arts scene, you've got to admit: It's come a long way since 1856. Back then, there were about two dozen paintings in the town's one museum. >More
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