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Sunday, August 31, 2014 |  Madison, WI: 61.0° F  Fog


The view from our window

Here at 101 King St., we've had a great perch overlooking the Capitol Square, literally watching the world go by. Right smack in the middle of news, events, parties and demonstrations " just where Isthmus should be. Loads of memories as I look out the window: >More
 What the Overture Center does for Madison

Have we lost sight of what Overture Center is all about? The performances, the creativity, the artistic expression? Through the lengthy civic debate about models, governance and bank debt, the amazing artists and staff continue to make the magic happen to enrich the lives of audiences at Overture. Attendance numbers are up. Broadway subscription sales have increased more than 100% over last season (and last season was The Lion King year). >More
 Mongol at the 2008 Wisconsin Film Festival

The first thing I did after leaving the Orpheum after seeing Mongol, an epic about the early life of Genghis Khan, was to pull out my phone, go to Google Maps and type in "Mongolia." For those of you don't know, the nation is located between Russia to its north and China to its south, while not quite touching Kazakhstan to its west. >More
 The wow factor

For his solo stint, the locally based piano virtuoso Christopher Taylor chose George Gershwin's "Concerto in F." Written in 1925, 12 years before his death, this concerto represents the most substantial "classical" form Gershwin attempted. >More
 Kicking off a month-long trip to Nigeria

It's finally sinking in that I'll be away for a month. I'm taking my overstuffed bags to leave on a very long trip to Lagos, Nigeria. >More
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