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Buskers lend a hand to Literacy Network

Busking is a puzzling phenomenon. If you're lucky, playing music on the street can make you famous. If you're not, it can get you arrested. This Saturday, dozens of local musicians will live on the edge, performing tunes on State Street to raise funds for the Literacy Network of Dane County. >More
 Summer 2011 concert schedule heats up

Concert announcements are rolling in as the cold weather rolls out. Americana singer-songwriter Chris Mills will drop by the High Noon Saloon on June 26. >More
 Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society performs Bach, Vaughan Williams, Bermel and Haydn in striking 20th anniversary series opener

The antique Stoughton Opera House was warm and welcoming Friday evening as the Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society performed its first concert of the summer season. This year marks the society's 20th anniversary, so after the show the audience shared a rich chocolate cake. Substantial portions of Bach are programmed for this season, and yesterday's concert, titled "Bach Around the Clock," opened with J.S.Bach's Trio Sonata from "A Musical Offering." Joseph Haydn, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and contemporary American composer Derek Bermel were also featured. >More
 Sounds of the summer

Arriving in Madison in 1962, I found little continuing classical music activity in the summer months. Madison Savoyards was launched the next year. That, with the Summer Symphony concerts at Edgewood College, plus occasional UW Music School events, remained for many years what Madison summers offered. >More
 The scene salutes its winners at the 2011 Madison Area Music Awards

The 2011 Madison Area Music Awards, held at Overture Center's Capitol Theater Saturday night, reflected the eclectic nature of Madison's music scene. The ceremony included performances and pageantry from across genres. True to form in its eighth year, the show focused on live performances by nominated artists, video montages and speeches with heartfelt reminders of the MAMAs' driving purpose, fundraising for music education. >More
 Winners of the 2011 Madison Area Music Awards

Pop-rockers the Lucas Cates Band led the medal count, with six nods, at the 2011 Madison Area Music Awards. Other multiple-award winners included Sexy Ester and the Pretty Mama Sisters, Star Persons and Artist of the Year Beth Kille. >More
 With mellophoniums and Latin sounds, Isthmus Jazz Festival 2011 opens on a packed Terrace

Okay, Madison music scene expert, so you see a lot of live shows, eh? Well, when's the last time you saw a mellophonium orchestra open for a Latin jazz supergroup? Jazz encompasses a wide range of styles. That much was clear at Friday night's edition of the 2011 Isthmus Jazz Festival. >More
 Isthmus Jazz Festival 2011 promises fun in the sun

The Isthmus Jazz Festival kicks off summer in swing time. The 2011 edition features a wide-ranging lineup on June 3 and 4 on the UW Memorial Union Terrace, from big bands to small groups, Latin to bebop. You can either sit and admire the musical virtuosity or get up and dance to late-night salsa and merengue -- a win-win proposition. >More
 The MAMAs keep growing in scope and ambition for 2011

Like some other 8-year-olds, the Madison Area Music Awards are getting precocious. The show and its parent organization, the Madison Area Music Association, expand their reach each year, donating instruments and awarding grants to bolster Dane County schools' music programs. >More
 Tunes on the Memorial Union Terrace for summer 2011

The live-music arm of the Wisconsin Union Directorate has announced the summer lineup for the UW-Madison's Memorial Union Terrace. >More
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