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Madison Music Collective's fall 2012 series aims to blend audiences, genres

This year keeps promising to upend jazz in Madison, and the effects will spread beyond its usual audience. While the Wisconsin Union Theater spreads its jazz and other bookings in its 2012-13 season to other campus venues during major renovations, and the Surrounded By Reality series brings the noisier side of jazz to Madison, the Madison Music Collective will be presenting a series that has as much to do with hip-hop, R&B and pop music as it does its usual realm of jazz and improvised music. >More
 Cloud Cult takes over King Street (video)

Madison's King Street was a happy place to be Friday night as music fans took in a post-work, pre-bars concert from Cloud Cult. >More
 Singers sample upcoming roles at Opera in the Park 2012 with Madison Opera

This year's Opera in the Park -- on Saturday night in Garner Park -- brought together an unusually fine group of guest soloists, all with excellent voices and seasoned experience. >More
 Cloud Cult kicks off Live on King Street concert series

During Cloud Cult's sound check and DJ Nick Nice's initial spinning early Friday evening, the first block of King Street became something of a bass canyon. The band's drums and some of Nice's selections established a wubba-wubba zone that stretched at least from the Tipsy Cow to GEF 3. >More
 Madison Savoyards stage a treat of a Pirates of Penzance

Now embarked upon their 50th annual summer season, Madison Savoyards have again demonstrated their capacity for enduring self-renewal and for artistic vitality. This year's production, which opened Friday in UW Music Hall, offers the sure-fire Gilbert-and-Sullivan hit, The Pirates of Penzance >More
 Scenes from Live on King Street with Cloud Cult, MS MR and Nick Nice (slideshow)

Cloud Cult, MS MR and DJ Nick Nice filled the east end of Madison's Capitol Square with music Friday night. Here's what it looked like. >More
 Photos and tweets from Live on King Street with Cloud Cult, MS MR

Hundreds gathered on King Street on a picturesque Madison summer evening Friday to take in the sounds of Cloud Cult and MS MR. Thankfully, many of them also chronicled the event on social media. >More
 Charlie Brooks finds life after Funky Mondays

Charlie Brooks says his Fourth of July nearly ended in a coma after he passed out following an outdoor performance in Mount Horeb. Doctors who know Brooks, 62, is fighting liver cancer helped him pull through and released him the next morning. "Got home, took a nap," Brooks says, almost flippantly. >More
 Cloud Cult taps into gut emotions

Craig Minowa is jogging his teething baby girl down a country road near Viroqua when he takes my call about his band Cloud Cult and their show on Friday, July 20. "Sorry I'm kind of out of breath," he says, the beat in the background of his feet hitting gravel. "She just likes the movement of watching the leaves flying overhead." >More
 Fun with Big K.R.I.T.'s guest verses

It's only right that Big K.R.I.T. spreads out so much as an MC and producer on his new album Live From The Underground, despite a skit in which someone tells him, "You're in the mainstream! This is A&R-ville!" During his short and busy time in the public ear, the Mississippi native's self-produced tracks and guest spots have revealed a tough but friendly style that can't be neatly pegged as Southern, underground or mainstream. >More
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