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Madison Fall Arts Preview 2014: Show tunes

Some show tunes are so good that they stand on their own in concert. Here are five chances to hear live renditions of Broadway hits and other goodies from now through the start of winter. >More
 Progressive geekery: Madison-area sci-fi conventions and role-playing games embrace activism

What do Middle Earth-inspired gaming, steampunk theater and a feminist science fiction conference have in common? They all have a home in or near Madison. Madison sits at an apex of the political, the quirky and the passionate -- and that intersection is no more apparent than in the city's multiple manifestations of what you might call geek culture. >More
 Overture Center turns 10: How the arts venue is transforming downtown Madison

Madison philanthropist Jerry Frautschi changed the architectural landscape of the isthmus when he donated $205 million to create Overture Center for the Arts. Since opening in 2004, the arts venue has also influenced the downtown business climate, enhanced artistic and educational resources for the community, and sparked animated political, financial and social discussions. >More
 Overture's big 10th birthday bash

To mark Overture's 10th anniversary, many of the resident companies will host special programs throughout the 2014-15 season. There will also be a special Kaleidoscope performance featuring all the resident companies in September. To kick off the celebration, Overture has planned a variety of free public events, including a circus, a local performance showcase and a photography exhibition. >More
 Overture's greatest hits

Just as there have been thousands of performances at Overture Center in its first decade, patrons and performers have experienced thousands of memorable moments at the venue. >More
 Baltimore artist Michael Owen funnels Willy Street's inclusive spirit into a mural for Plan B

Willy Street is getting a lot more love-ly this week. Baltimore artist Michael Owen is in town to create one of two new murals for Plan B, the LGBT nightclub on the 900 block. The work will consist of the word "love" spelled out in bold, graphic sign language on one side of the building. >More
 The sensitively reconstructed Wisconsin Union Theater tries to please many constituencies

"This is my favorite part," says Ralph Russo, the Wisconsin Union's director of cultural arts and theater. He's stopped to admire the view of Lake Mendota from the newly completed Sunset Lounge, part of the Wisconsin Union Theater construction project, which has been underway for two years. >More
 Madison Central Library's bold new Media Lab has free tools for budding artists, animators and videogame designers

If you've visited the new Central Library, you might have noticed a mysterious room near the teen section that resembles a TV studio, complete with computers, cameras and a green screen. It looks like some kind of secret workshop where the staff makes library propaganda. >More
 View photos of the new Wisconsin Union Theater

The new and improved Wisconsin Union Theater has been two years in the making. The renovation team worked with Wisconsin Historical Society staff and other experts to ensure that the renovated structure retains its distinguishing architectural features, and designers improved the building's function by adding multipurpose spaces and improving accessibility for visitors with disabilities. >More
 With MadRunway, two entrepreneurs try to stitch together a fashion community in Madison

In a city dominated by tech startups and athletic enthusiasm, fashion is often an afterthought. Yet that's not how Maggie Welsh and Melissa Behrens see it. >More
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