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Scenes from Make Music Madison 2013 (slideshow)

The inaugural citywide effort to place live performances in non-traditional venues (house porches, libraries, fire stations) had hundreds of people making music all over Madison Friday. >More
 Scenes from the 2013 Hair Affair at Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (slideshow)

It would be a mistake to write off those who conjured up, designed and executed the elaborate hair creations on display at MMoCA last weekend as barbers. Yes, the medium is hair on heads, but the final result is much more than a haircut, hairdo or even hair style. This was truly hair art. >More
 Scenes from the 2013 Crazylegs Classic (slideshow)

About 17,000 runners, walkers and wheelers raced through downtown Madison and the UW-Madison campus Saturday in the Crazylegs Classic, raising money for UW athletics in what Runner's World magazine has called one of the country's top 100 running events. >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
 Wisconsin Badgers and coach Gary Andersen open spring football practice to fans (slideshow)

Wisconsin football coach Gary Andersen endeared himself by opening practice to the public Saturday. About 800 fans showed up and saw players run through drills for nearly two hours, from the mundane to the exciting, along with a dance contest that could only be described as bizarre. >More
 Scenes from Madison's 2013 St. Patrick's Day parade (slideshow)

Members of Madison's Irish community, both permanent and temporary, donned their green and gathered on the Capitol Square Sunday for the annual St. Patrick's Day parade, full of music, mischief and merriment. >More
 Scenes from the Passion Pit and Matt & Kim show at Madison's Orpheum (slideshow)

It's no longer news that the Orpheum Theatre is back as a Madison music venue, but an act like Passion Pit can still draw hordes of young first-timers to the venerable State Street theater, which they did Saturday night. >More
 Scenes from WHY? performing hip-hop-infused indie rock at the UW Union South Sett (slideshow)

Proving that the still-new-feeling campus venue is a force to be reckoned with in terms of presenting acts on tour, WHY? took over the UW Union South Sett Friday night. Here's how it looked. >More
 Scenes from the 2013 Madison Winter Festival (slideshow)

For at least a weekend, the community didn't bemoan the snow, ice and frigid temperatures of February, but embraced the season with a series of cross-country ski races around the Capitol Square, snow and ice sculpture contests and other seasonal fun at the Madison Winter Festival. >More
 From shorts to shovels: 24 hours of Wisconsin winter weather (slideshow)

Tuesday afternoon, shorts were spotted on the UW campus as rain fell gently and the temperature hit 54 degrees. A day later, schools are closed and the Dane County Sheriff's office is advising against travel. >More
 The Toasters heat up Madison's Frequency (slideshow)

The Toasters are New York ska pioneers with a 33-year history of electrifying dance floors. They took over the Frequency in Madison last Thursday night, thrilling fans of third wave ska. >More
 Views from the 'Wisconsin Guns Across America' rally on the Capitol Square (slideshow)

Hundreds of gun rights advocates rallied at the Wisconsin Capitol at noon Saturday, carrying homemade signs and guns in opposition of recent calls for tighter gun restrictions. >More
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