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Two Artists to be Showcased in Museum Store Trunk Show

Two Artists to be Showcased in Museum Store Trunk Show Hand-crafted Jewelry and Fine Carved Sculpture, as well as Artist Demonstrations part of the Weekend-Long MMoCA Anniversaries Celebration MMoCA Celebration Weekend: Friday, April 8 – Sunday, April 10 Museum Store Trunk Show:      Friday, April 8, 4 – 9 pm…

Madison Opera Announces 2016/17 Season

Madison, Wis. – Madison Opera has announced the company’s 56th season, which will feature a Midwest premiere and two returning classics. It opens in November with Gounod’s Romeo & Juliet, followed in February by the Midwest premiere of Daniel Schnyder’s Charlie Parker’s Yardbird, and in April by Mozart’s The Magic…

Overture Center for the Arts 16/17 Season Announced

Overture Center for the Arts 16/17 Season Announced Lineup includes The Phantom of the Opera and An Evening with Tony Bennett, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Cabaret, The Illusionists™ – Live from Broadway, Boyz II Men, Arsenio Hall, Nat Geo Live! And, back by popular…

ARCW Announces 2016 AIDS Leadership Award Winners

MILWAUKEE… ARCW will recognize three dedicated partners who are ensuring Wisconsin remains a national leader in the fight against AIDS. The award recipients will be honored at the 30th annual Make A Promise Dinner and Gala at the Wisconsin Center on April 9, 2016. This year ARCW is honoring Wisconsin…

Weekend-Long Celebration for MMoCA Anniversaries

MADISON, WI—2016 marks the 115th anniversary of MMoCA’s founding in 1901 and the 10th year in its Cesar Pelli-designed facility, which was made possible by the extraordinary generosity of W. Jerome Frautschi, a long-time friend of the arts in Madison and former board member of the museum. The weekend-long celebration…

Where is Justice Rebecca Bradley’s Apology to Women?

MADISON – Joined by UW student advocates against sexual assault and One Wisconsin Institute, Representative Lisa Subeck (D-Madison) and Representative Chris Taylor (D-Madison) today called upon Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley to repudiate her previous remarks which blame victims of sexual assault and correlate using birth control to murder…

Front Group With Ties to Anti-Marriage Equality Activist Supports State Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley

Madison – State Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley has been under fire for outrageously homophobic writings in which, among other things, she referred to members of the LGBTQ community as “degenerates” and condemned them for engaging in “abnormal and immoral” behavior. Today Fair Wisconsin announces they’ll be working to expose…

HIV testing frequency guidelines are not being met

Gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM), including those thought to be at “high risk”, are not getting HIV tests often enough, according to new research. The study, which was carried out by researchers at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow,…

MGE’s Innovative Community Solar Pilot Project Receives Approval

Madison, Wis., March 11, 2016—Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) today received approval from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin to move forward with a community solar pilot project. This innovative model for community solar in the City of Middleton will provide interested MGE customers an opportunity to obtain up to…

Tony Robinson 1 year later

It has been one year since Tony Robinson was killed.  That night, I pulled into the gas station across the street from where Tony lived and immediately knew something was amiss. A man across the street was yelling.  Someone was running. The lights of a police car flashed.  As I…

Rebecca Bradley’s Last 48 Hours Have Been Spin Not Substance

MADISON – U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) has yet to receive a response from Justice Rebecca Bradley after he extended an invitation to her to come and meet with the LGBT community and those living with HIV/AIDS, as well as others she targeted in a series of public writings. In…

Fair Wisconsin statement on hate speech by Justice Rebecca Bradley

Today, Fair Wisconsin Executive Director Megin McDonell issued the following statement on State Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley’s comments related to people living with HIV/AIDS and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community: “The comments made by Rebecca Bradley in college are hate speech, plain and simple.  These sentiments are…

Madison Symphony Orchestra Announces 2016-2017 Season

The Madison Symphony Orchestra’s (MSO) Season 2016-2017 will offer a full-range of classical music meant to move listeners to become “lost in the music and find themselves at the Symphony”, while uniquely including multimedia to accompany the music during two different concert weekends. Every concert also has one or two…

The Big Share Raises Over $260,000 in 24 Hours

Madison–The second annual Big Share(tm)-the area’s local online giving day-raised over $263,000 from more than 2,000 donors in 24 hours on March 1. A total of 70 nonprofits were part of the collaborative fundraiser, hosted by Community Shares of Wisconsin (CSW) for its member nonprofits. Wisconsin Council on Children and…

Love, Madison Weddings, LLC in Partnership with Charlie’s Main Event and Simple Elegance Wedding & Event Planning, present the Marry me on Main Contest

Madison, WI -There is no better way to celebrate a deserving Madison couple and feature amazing local vendors than with a wedding giveaway. On March 1st, 2016, Love, Madison Weddings LLC, Charlie’s Main Event and Simple Elegance Wedding & Event Planning are launching a contest for a Madison couple to…