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Madison musicians and venues score four WAMI awards

Madison artists swept several categories at the Wisconsin Area Music Industry's annual awards show last Sunday in Milwaukee. >More
 Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and soprano Susanna Phillips enchant with Mozart arias to conclude the 2012-13 season

The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra closed its 2012-13 season with a splendid finale in Overture Center's Capitol Theater last night. The guest soloist was rising British soprano Susanna Phillips. >More
 Scenes from Watsky at the High Noon Saloon (slideshow)

Slam poet, rapper and viral hip-hop star Watsky took over the High Noon Saloon Thursday night with his rapid-fire delivery and witty verses. >More
 Green bluegrass: Graminy cultivate an eco-friendly 'symphony'

It's not unusual for nature to inspire songwriting, but few musicians call their work eco-friendly. A score can be printed on recycled paper, but a melody can't stop global warming. But maybe we're not having enough faith in music's power. Just ask Graminy, a local band that fuse bluegrass and classical music. >More
 UW's Gamelan Ensemble re-creates songs and dances from ancient Javanese kingdoms

The students in UW's Javanese Gamelan Ensemble learn notation that seems almost impenetrable compared to straightforward Western concepts such as sheet music and chords. This traditional Indonesian music challenges them to focus and adjust, and it asks the same of the audience. >More
 Bunny Berigan's 'I Can't Get Started' remains one of the greatest jazz performances by a Wisconsin native

A man from Fox Lake did an extraordinary thing -- so extraordinary that the state of Wisconsin erected a historical marker in his Dodge County hometown, population 1,400. The man was Bernard "Bunny" Berigan, a jazz trumpeter from the 1930s and '40s. >More
 From Baroque music to beatboxing, Wisconsin Flute Festival shows woodwind instruments' versatility (slideshow)

Flutes probably aren't the first thing that come to mind when discussing hip-hop, but Sam Hartley knew he could change the conversation. The UW-Madison sophomore brought extra rhythm and bass to his performance at the Wisconsin Flute Festival on Saturday. During "Three Beats for Beatbox Flute," he incorporated vocal melodies and percussion, drawing an enthusiastic response from the audience. >More
 Deerhoof and Ensemble Dal Niente throw a wild, avant-garde party at UW Music Hall

Deerhoof are a study in opposites. Mixing sugar-sweet melodies with explosive noise, they charm as they challenge. Satomi Matsuzaki's voice is cozy and familiar, but the songs' words sound alien, like transmissions from a planet ruled by cartoon unicorns. >More
 Concertmaster Naha Greenholtz wows with Mendelssohn to conclude MSO's 2012-13 season

The final concert program of the 2012-13 season at the Madison Symphony Orchestra offers a mix of conventional and unusual. It was performed last night at Overture Hall, and it will be presented again Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. >More
 Rapper Hoodie Allen to headline Revelry, UW-Madison's new outdoor music festival

Revelry, a new music festival that UW students are organizing for May 4, announced its lineup yesterday. The student-oriented event will begin at 11 a.m. at Engineering Mall and Union South Plaza, far from the Mifflin Street Block Party, which has drawn criticism from the mayor and the university after two stabbings and multiple injuries in 2011. Both beer and police will be present at both events, but Revelry aims to provide more structure than chaos. >More
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