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Madison arts study on 'facilities crisis' gears up

Karin Wolf, Madison's arts program administrator, often hears the same complaint. "What we hear at the city all the time is there's a facilities crisis. [People say], 'What we really need is some incubator space, production space.' Then I talk to others, and they say, 'I think the space is there, but we need a way to connect people to the space.'" >More
 Historic Orpheum Theatre poised to reopen by end of 2012 (updated)

The Orpheum Theatre could reopen by the end of the year. The logjam of lawsuits today gave way under a foreclosure action filed in October, clearing the way for new but temporary management. Madison's Frank Productions, one of the largest independent concert promoters in the country, will take control of the historic movie palace. >More
 Pedro Guerrero, Frank Lloyd Wright photographer with Madison ties, dies at 95

Pedro Guerrero, known for his iconic photographs of architect Frank Lloyd Wright and his buildings, has died at 95. Guerrero had lived in Arizona but was an annual visitor to the Madison area, where he maintained ties with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. >More
 Karen Crossley 'loved every day' of leading Dane Arts

Where to go after a five-year stint as director of the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission? Disney World? Make that Canada. On Aug. 31, Karen Crossley stepped down as head of the commission, whose marketing name is Dane Arts. Almost immediately after that, she traveled to Ontario for a week at the Toronto International Film Festival. >More
 Your guide to the 2012-2013 seasons at Overture Center and Wisconsin Union Theater

Late summer always triggers back-to-school feelings, even though, thankfully, I'm well past the age for stockpiling spiral notebooks. With adulthood comes a grown-up version of back to school: back to the arts, that glorious time of year when local venues unveil a new season of performances. Fresh neon highlighters come in handy for selecting concerts, musicals and other cultural goodies. >More
 Edgewood College opens a stately arts center

A giant Heritage Oak tree towers over Edgewood College, as if protecting the people who work, study and create there. More than 100 years old, it's a steadfast presence in an ever-changing landscape. The latest addition to this scene is another majestic structure: Edgewood's new Visual and Theatre Arts Center (VTAC), a 44,000-square-foot space that houses an art gallery, a black-box theater and studio-style classrooms for the school's growing art department. >More
 The new Bright Red Studios to host art and music

A former Scooter Therapy location at 9 North Ingersoll will now provide care and maintenance for the city's art scene with Bright Red Studios. If its colorful grand opening earlier this month is any indicator, Madison is about to get a good tune-up. >More
 Stoughton Opera House goes for broke in 2012-13 season

TheStoughton Opera House has announced a packed 2012-13 season, with over 60 events. That's up about a dozen from last season, and event coordinator Christina Dollhausen says even more shows may be added in the spring. >More
 Now 25 years old, the Barrymore Theatre took the hard road to becoming a neighborhood treasure

In light of the troubles at the Orpheum Theatre, there could be no better time to trumpet the longevity of another local show palace, the Barrymore Theatre, which will quietly observe its 25th anniversary this summer. The Barrymore is the one theater in town that achieved that elusive combination of entertainment venue and neighborhood center that arts administrators rhapsodize about. >More
 As owners squabble, city denies Orpheum Theatre's liquor license

Is this finally the end of the Orpheum Theatre? Tuesday the Madison Common Council voted unanimously to deny the historic movie palace a liquor license, based on advice from the city attorney. It's the latest in brinksmanship between the battling co-owners of the Orpheum's business and building entities, Henry Doane and Eric Fleming. >More
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