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Get to know Foxy Veronica's Peach Pies

Though it draws from the style and substance of the old-school striptease shows popularized by Gypsy Rose Lee, the neo-burlesque cabaret of Foxy Veronica's Peach Pies owes at least as much to the art form's even older vaudevillian roots and the shock-and-giggle comedy of South Park and Family Guy. >More
 Tragedy looms in Madison Opera's Madama Butterfly

Giacomo Puccini was always searching for a good story. He favored ones that put vulnerable heroines in believable turmoil, so in 1900 when he saw David Belasco's play about a geisha's tragic love for an American naval officer, he set his librettists to work. This weekend, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the composer's birth, the Madison Opera presents Madama Butterfly, the heroine Puccini loved most. >More
 Ryland Bouchard quietly thrills small audience at The Project Lodge

Ryland Bouchard graced Madison Friday evening with a small and intimate performance at The Project Lodge. No longer releasing albums as The Robot Ate Me, the one-man experimental music project that made him known, Bouchard seemed more balanced in his manner, more mature since playing Club 770 in 2006. >More
 Sharp and Harkins branch out on new album

"A lot of our songs are carefree and upbeat," says Andy Sharp, "but this time we were ready to try different emotions." >More
 Chang and Tali shine with the Madison Symphony Orchestra

Two visitors enlivened the latest Madison Symphony concerts. The hyped one was Sarah Chang, undeniably one of today's top violinists, who appeared in the "Violin Concerto in D" by Brahms. I risk stereotypes and cliché when I say I have long thought of Brahms' concertos as "masculine," reflecting his own burly playing style. Against that, Chang proposed a valid "feminine" perspective on this massive, challenging score. >More
 Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra Holiday Pops concert is on

Here's an early holiday present for Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra subscribers and fans. Despite an ongoing labor dispute, which saw musicians go on strike last month, the orchestra will perform its holiday pops concert on Nov. 29 and 30 as scheduled. >More
 Homegrown Hip-Hop Festival focuses on Midwestern innovation

This year, planners of the free, three-day fest hope to illustrate just how much the Midwest contributes to hip-hop across the country, from the small towns of Wisconsin to the clubs and record labels of New York and L.A. >More
 Wilco exhorts UW students and Madison fans to GOTV for Obama

A seemingly unlikely candidate for the political limelight, the usually disheartened Jeff Tweedy offered a lot of low-key, tongue-in-cheek humor and just enough heart at a "Concert for Change" in Madison on Saturday. >More
 Kill Junior targets election night to release their debut

Besides making a go of it as a local heavy metal band, the five members of Kill Junior are trying to keep time with their dayjobs. Trouble is, they say, lately the economy has been as bruising as some of their songs. >More
 Angelique Kidjo set to dazzle Wisconsin Union Theater

Angelique Kidjo, Afropop's Amazon queen, brings her towering stage presence and global goodwill back to the Wisconsin Union Theater next Thursday night. This show is pitch-perfect post-election medicine, win or lose. >More
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