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2014 Wisconsin AIDS Ride begins this Thursday, July 31

ACT 12, the 12th annual Wisconsin AIDS Ride, begins this Thursday (July 31), with the Opening Ceremony at 7 a.m. in Olbrich Park (Madison) followed by the riders’ departure at approximately 7:30 a.m.  WKOW’s Dani Maxwell is the emcee. Riders in the past 11 ACT rides have logged over 3,500…

Fair Wisconsin PAC Announces Fall Election Endorsements

Fair Wisconsin Political Action Committee is committed to advancing and achieving equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Wisconsinites through strategic electoral activity. This summer, Fair Wisconsin PAC reached out to nearly 250 candidates for office across Wisconsin to gauge support for fairness and evaluate individual candidates. We are thrilled…

WOOF Pride names OutReach as charitable beneficiary

Created in 2011 by Dino Maniaci and Jason Hoke, Owners of WOOF’S, SPAWOOF and MANI & Company, WOOF PRIDE is scheduled again this year for Saturday August 8th. Initially created to offer an alternative outlet for Madison’s LGBT community to celebrate PRIDE, WOOF’S will once again create a street fair…

Bonnie and Clyde are coming soon!

. It’ll be hot outside and hotter in the theatre! BONNIE & CLYDE opens in one week! Composer Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll and Hyde) brings two of America’s most notorious criminals to vibrant life in this tuneful, tragically romantic new musical. During the Depression riddled years of the early 1930s, one…

Vince O’Hern sells Isthmus

Veteran publisher Vince O’Hern has sold Isthmus Publishing Co. to Jeff Haupt, Craig Bartlett and Mark Tauscher. O’Hern and his wife/associate publisher, Linda Baldwin, will retire from the media company. Isthmus was started in 1976 by O’Hern and his former partner, Fred Milverstedt. The 38-year-old media company transferred ownership yesterday.O’Hern says…

New Fun, Food and Flair at AtwoodFest 2014

Mark your calendars for Saturday and Sunday, July 26–27, for AtwoodFest 2014, presented by our new neighbor, the Monona State Bank. After 30+ years, the annual Atwood Summerfest has a new name, a new operating structure, and a new energy. The 2014 version of the east side’s storied neighborhood celebration will have improvements…

Madison Opera’s 13th Annual Opera in the Park Set for July 26

Madison, Wis. – Madison Opera’s Opera in the Park marks its thirteenth anniversary on Saturday, July 26 at 8pm in Garner Park on Madison’s West Side. The annual free concert of opera and Broadway favorites closes the company’s extraordinary 2013/14 season and provides a tantalizing preview of the 2014/15 season….

ACLU: Lift Stay, Restore Marriage for Same-Sex Couples in Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Attorneys for the ACLU filed a motion asking Judge Barbara Crabb to vacate the stay she entered and allow marriages for same-sex couples to continue until the state appeals or decides an appeal is futile. On June 6, Crabb issued an opinion striking down Wisconsin’s ban on marriage for…