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StageQ is proud to announce its 2015-2016 season productions

October 12-20, 2015, in the Drury Theatre, we present Boys in the Band, by Mart Crowley and directed by Steve Noll. This long-running hit play premiered in 1968 and was later filmed with the original cast. In 2010, the play returned to New York City in an highly praised production…

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National LGBT Museum Chooses New York as Site for Museum, appoints Jennings Co-Chair

April 29, 2015 New York, New York The Board of Directors of the National LGBT Museum has voted to base the museum in New York City and has elected longtime LGBT activist Kevin Jennings as its co-chair. Founded in 2008 by Board Co-Chair Tim Gold, the National LGBT Museum engaged…

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Broom Street Theater presents Held: A Musical Fantasy opening May 29th

Broom Street Theater presents Held, May 29-June 20 This dark, dreamy musical is the culmination of Broom Street Theater’s 45th Anniversary season. Three childhood friends, one with extraordinary powers, find themselves trapped in a place where time seems to stand still and the only way out is unthinkable. Traveling on…

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Support local LGBTQ non-profits on Give OUT Day, May 21

Please join us for the 3rd annual Give OUT Day, the national day of giving for the LGBTQ community! For 24-hours, the LGBTQ community and our allies from across the country will come together to raise critically needed funds to support the diverse array of LGBTQ nonprofits including community centers,…

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Terrace After Dark Movies and Music Lineup

You Can’t Terrace Anywhere Else! Terrace After Dark: Summer Music & Film Schedule 2015 Memorial Union Terrace 800 Langdon St. Madison, WI   The Wisconsin Union Directorate proudly announces the 2015 Terrace After Dark Summer Music and Film schedule, listed below. Free live music on Friday and Saturday nights continues through…

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Statement from GSAFE Youth Leadership Board on Non-Indictment

We are deeply saddened to learn that Officer Matt Kenny has not been indicted for taking the life of unarmed Black teenager Tony Robinson on March 6th in Madison. We are deeply saddened, and yet we are also not surprised.  With very few exceptions, police officers are almost never indicted…

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Celebrate the Bill of Rights with the ACLU of Wisconsin

Madison, WI:  Join the ACLU of Wisconsin for the 2015 Bill of Rights Celebration! Each year we honor those who fight for the civil liberties and civil rights of all Wisconsinites. This year we recognize the League of Women Voters, the plaintiffs for Marriage Equality in Wisconsin, the volunteer attorneys of…

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The Empire Brass and Organist Douglas Major continue celebration of Overture Concert Organ 10th Anniversary

The Empire Brass and Organist Douglas Major will offer a thrilling conclusion to the Overture Concert Organ Season in a joint recital of music for organ and brass, Tues., May 12, at 7:30 p.m., in Overture Hall, 201 State Street. Widely regarded as North America’s finest brass quintet, The Empire…

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Mad Rollin’ Dolls CHAMPIONSHIPS – May 9 in Madison!

Madison, Wis. – GET PUMPED: we’re going to the ‘ship! Saturday, May 9 at the Exhibition Hall at Alliant Energy Center​, the Unholy Rollers​ will look to unseat the still undefeated Reservoir Dolls​ in a battle for the championship trophy, Leggy! First up, though, the superheros of the Quad Squad​ will…

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New Show ‘Proud Theater: Fired Up!’ to Open May 28, 2015 in Madison

Madison, Wisconsin – Wednesday, April 22, 2015 — Art & Soul Innovations, in collaboration with Edgewood College, presents ‘Proud Theater: Fired Up!’ – a fun and exciting evening of theater, music, spoken word, poetry and dance written by and starring the talented youth of Madison’s premier Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Bisexual,…

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UW-Madison grads “take the stage” to fund independent rock-umentary online

Madison, WI, USA — Rock n’ roll is scheduled for a facelift on May 4th 2015 at 10:00AM CDT as budding indie filmmakers Portia Danis and Darla Courtney strive to achieve their funding goal of $13,000 through Kickstarter.com for their directorial debut: a rock-umentary on Girls Rock Camp Madison. “Take…

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ACLU asks State to Recognize Same-Sex Couples’ right to be on Birth Certificates of their Children

Milwaukee – The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin, the ACLU LGBT Project, along with attorneys from Mayer Brown filed a motion today in the case of Wolf v. Walker asking the U.S. District Court to clarify that both parents in a same-sex married couple must be listed on the…

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Be Dazzled by Cirque des Cheveux, 2015 Hair Affair

MADISON, WI—High flying sculptures, gravity defying concoctions, and awe-inspiring visual delights await attendees to the 2015 Hair Affair: The Art of Hair. The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art presents the fourth biennial of this popular fundraiser, with the fantastic theme of Cirque des Cheveux. At center stage of this event…

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Broom Street Theater seeks script submissions for 2016-17 season

Broom Street Theater (BST) in Madison, Wisconsin is currently seeking script submissions for its 2016/2017 season. Founded in 1969, Broom Street is among the nation’s oldest continuously operating experimental theater companies, primarily producing original works by local playwrights. For further information about the company, please see BST’s website: www.bstonline.org BST’s…

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Madison/Dane Local Businesses Plan “Wed Local” Event for Area Couples

MADISON -Ten local wedding and event-oriented business will hold a joint public showcase on Thursday, April 23, to allow the public to view and sample their wares, and better understand available services. “People looking for help with a wedding or special event in Madison and Dane County have lots of…

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Are We Delicious? presents MUSICAL REBELLION

April 14, 2015 (Madison, Wisconsin): Enough is enough. With this string of recent outrages, disappointments and betrayals it is past time for us to join together, rise up and storm the gates of the High Noon Saloon to see five fantastic rock musicals written and staged in a single week….

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An Evening with Karen Olivo And Friends

Tony Award-Winning actress Karen Olivo hosts a special one night performance in the Mitchell Theatre.  Ms. Olivo will gather with fellow Madison favorites Leslie Cao, Bobby Goderich, Abby Nichols, and students from the UW Department of Theatre & Drama.  This musical revue will be packed with Broadway favorites and selections…

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Triple Threat: Mad Rollin’ Dolls roller derby returns April 25 ft. the Badger Band!

Madison, Wis. – Hold onto your hats, folks, it’s gonna be a big one! Mad Rollin’ Dolls and Mad Wreckin’ Dolls are excited to announce a TRIPLE HEADER coming your way, also featuring performances by members of the Badger Marching Band –Saturday, April 25 – and we’re back at the Veteran’s…

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Announcing the Fifth Annual Mad City Vegan Fest!

Over 2,000 Visitors Expected at Fifth Annual Mad City Vegan Fest Madison, Wis., April 7, 2015 — The fifth annual Mad City Vegan Fest will take place at the Goodman Community Center on Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 10 am to 5 pm. The free event features renowned speakers, cooking…

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ACLU Statement on Proposed Amendments to Indiana RFRA

NEW YORK – The ACLU has issued the following statement in response to the Indiana legislature proposing amendments to address the harmful effects of SB 101, a Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) bill: “The events in Indiana over the last week represent a dramatic change in the way our country…

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