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Overture, Capital Fitness, and Rare Steakhouse Partner For ‘Kinky Boot Camp’

MADISON, Wis. – Overture Center for the Arts, Capital Fitness, and Rare Steakhouse collaborate on ‘Kinky Boot Camp’ package focused on fitness, fun, and Broadway. Only 25 spots are available, and included in the $100 package are five Boot Camp classes at Capital Fitness, admission to the Get Social event…

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Summer Cycle of Exhibits to Open in Overture Galleries

The Overture Galleries continue Overture Center’s commitment to fostering outstanding local visual arts with the announcement of the 2016 Summer Cycle. Located in Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street, Madison, Wisconsin, Galleries I, II, and III radiate off the Rotunda lobby on three levels. The Playhouse Gallery is…

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New Festival Aims to Spark Cambridge

For over 20 years, the Cambridge Pottery Festival was a summer staple for this area, drawing thousands of visitors to the village. With that festival no longer happening, a group of area residents have been working for the past several months on a new festival designed to bring excitement to…

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Overture’s Playhouse Gallery to Showcase Tribute to ‘Furry Friends’

MADISON, Wis. – Best in Show: Dogs in Art will be featured from April 30 – June 19, 2016 in the Playhouse Gallery, the long corridor in Overture Center’s lower level across from The Playhouse Theater and adjacent to the Rotunda Stage. In this canine-themed exhibition, a group of assembled…

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Are We Delicious? doubles down with Double Delicious

April 13, 2016 (Madison, Wisconsin): Why do a single, absolutely insane, everything-in-one-week show, when you can do two at once? Are We Delicious? presents Double Delicious, their 22nd (and also 23rd) show written, rehearsed and premiered in a single week. Drawing at random, the two ensembles of Madison performer/writers will…

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Monona East Side Business Alliance to host EXPOtential 2016 on Thursday, April 7

Monona, WI – The Monona East Side Business Alliance is hosting their second annual business trade show, EXPOtential, presented by Monona State Bank. The event is on Thursday, April 7 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Harley-Davidson of Madison, 6200 Millpond Road, Madison, WI 53718. 30 area businesses in…

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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…

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Two New Exhibitions: “Toast” and “Precautionary Measures,” at Art + Literature Laboratory

MADISON, WI—March 29, 2016) Arts + Literature Laboratory (ALL) presents an exhibition by Madison artist Alaura Seidl. Toast, on view from April 1 through April 23, 2016, is an installation and video-based work reconciling the tension between private confrontations and public spectacles, contemplating both what people do spontaneously and what…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Pocan Rallies Behind Fair Wisconsin’s Effort to Expose Hate-Speech Backers of Rebecca Bradley

Madison – Mark Pocan today rallied behind an effort by the LGBT advocacy organization, Fair Wisconsin, to expose and hold accountable the funders of the right wing group Wisconsin Alliance for Reform. The group has poured $2 million into ads for Rebecca Bradley’s campaign to fill the Wisconsin Supreme Court…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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