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Wisconsin Chamber Choir gives majestic performance of Haydn's Creation

I looked forward with high expectations to the performance of Haydn's Creation by the Wisconsin Chamber Choir. And I was not disappointed. >More
 Singer Dianne Reeves makes a case for jazz's relevance

The recent death of Abbey Lincoln made it official. The golden age of female jazz singers is over. But that doesn't mean the genre is played out -- not by a long shot. Contemporary women are finding a way to sing jazz without slavishly imitating Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan, the three titans who set the standard over half a century ago. One of the best is Dianne Reeves. >More
 The Disclosures sing songs of credit unions

It all started when Chad Helminak decided to bring his guitar to the training conference he attended after taking a new job at the Wisconsin Credit Union League in 2009. Helminak's guitar got the attention of Chris Morris, who was new on staff at the National Credit Union Foundation and was attending the conference, too. >More
 Requests rain down at Jeff Tweedy's fluid, funny Overture Center show

Jeff Tweedy has always treated his solo tours as getaways from the art machine that is Wilco. Last night his intimate outing in Overture Center's Capitol Theater seemed to be just that. He even took a vacation from the mikes for the last two songs. >More
 Violinist Robert McDuffie's antics distract at Madison Symphony Orchestra concert

For his third visit as guest soloist with the Madison Symphony Orchestra, violinist Robert McDuffie brought something substantial: one of the finest concertos of the 20th century, that by the American neo-Romantic, Samuel Barber. Unfortunately, McDuffie belongs to the new school of violinists better heard than seen. >More
 Count This Penny mines Appalachian riches

Some of the best things in life happen on front porches, from childhood puppet shows to friendship-kindling conversations that stretch into the sunrise hours. The porch is also an excellent place to strum a guitar or build a vocal harmony. As purveyors of a front-porch-inspired sound, local Americana duo Count This Penny have probably done all of these things, right on down to the puppet shows. >More
 Madison Symphony Orchestra unveils 2011-2012 season

The Madison Symphony Orchestra has announced the coming 86th season for 2011-2012. It will be a kaleidoscopic array of offerings, sure to attract subscribers both new and old, as well as purchasers of individual tickets. >More
 All Tiny Creatures are poised to be Wisconsin's next sensation

At some of their live shows, All Tiny Creatures play in the dark. When they do, the Madison electronic band creates an environment ripe for contemplation. They place lights near their feet, making their instruments glow like angels' harps. >More
 AFM Local 166 bargains for Madison players

The back room of Michelangelo's coffeehouse on State Street is typically a quiet place where UW students go to study. But on a recent Friday afternoon - day 26 of the Madison union protests - the espresso-drenched space buzzes with the urgency of a political war room. Small groups of organizers huddle around wooden tables, plotting strategies and debating ways to resist. >More
 This is what creativity looks like: A time-lapse protest video from Stumptown Films

Accompanied by Radiohead, another local filmmaking outfit takes inspiration from the massive Saturday afternoon crowds at the Capitol Square. >More
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