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Intellectual Ratchet Presents: IR Cooking Series

Intellectual Ratchet Presents: IR Cooking Series Saturday, February 20, 2016; FEED Kitchens; 1:30pm-4:30pm Sunday, February 21, 2016; FEED Kitchens; 1:30pm-4:30pm Madison, WI–Madison-based lifestyle brand Intellectual Ratchet (IR) will host the “IR Cooking Series” at FEED Kitchens, 1219 N. Sherman Ave, Madison, WI, 53704 on Saturday, February 20, 2016 and Sunday…

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Winners of the Madison Symphony Orchestra’s 2016 Bolz Young Artist Competition

Robert Rockman, 16, a percussionist and homeschooled junior from Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, won first place at the Madison Symphony Orchestra’s 2016 Bolz Young Artist Competition. The second place award went to Tabby Rhee, 17, a senior violinist from Brookfield East High School. All four young artists individually performed with the…

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StageQ announces auditions for Harvey Fierstein’s CASA VALENTINA

StageQ, Inc. and Michael Bruno are excited to announce AUDITIONS for Harvey Fierstein’sCASA VALENTINA  to be presented at The Bartell Theatre opening July 22, 2016. Synopsis: Back in 1962, most men went to the Catskill Mountains to escape the summer heat, but others took the two-hour drive to escape something…

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Listen to Your Mother: Madison now seeking stories for 2016 audition season

Mothers and mother figures alike have a way of saying things that we seem to want to ignore, but somehow remember just when we need them. What stories stick with you? Listen to Your Mother: Madison is now seeking stories for our 2016 audition season! It could be a letter,…

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LGBTQ+ Intergenerational Conference to be Held In Madison

Madison, Wisconsin – Proud Theater, in collaboration with Outreach LGBT Community Center, Trinity United Methodist Church, PFLAG-Madison, and the First United Methodist Church of Madison will be holding its first annual LGBTQ+ intergenerational conference on Saturday, March 12, 2016, at First United Methodist Church, 203 Wisconsin Avenue, in Madison, Wisconsin,…

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2016 Social Change Forum focuses on “Finding Courage: Being an Agent of Change in Uncomfortable Circumstances”

Madison, WI, March 3rd, 2016. Project Kinect is happy to announce the 2016 Social Change Forum to be held at Threshold (2717 Atwood Ave) from 8:30am- 5pm with a happy hour to follow at Next Door Brewing Company. The theme this year is Finding Courage: Being an Agent of Change…

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Mad Rollin’ Dolls roller derby rings in New Year with Jan. 23 triple header!

MADISON, WIS: Madison’s premier flat track roller derby league, the Mad Rollin’ Dolls, are excited to announce the second bout of their twelfth season of home team competition, and it’s a TRIPLE HEADER! The “New Years Bruise-o-lutions” themed games take place on Saturday, January 23 at the Exhibition Hall at…

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Encore Studio announces upcoming production of “Marriage-Ability”

(MADISON, Wis.)—, Executive Director KelsyAnne Schoenhaar announced today that Encore Studio for the Performing Arts is rehearsing Marriage-Ability. All performances to be held at the Mary Dupont Wahlers Theatre, 1480 Martin St. Madison, WI. Marriage-Ability (February 5-20, 2016) Encore presents their newest musical comedy, Marriage-Ability. In typical Encore form, the…

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Rep. Pocan: Bringing Wisconsin Values to DC: How To Make Things Work in an Unworkable Congress

In what has become the new normal, Congress passed major to-do list items at the last minute with little oversight, narrowly avoiding another government shutdown in the process. So of course, I’m not surprised that in return, Americans responded with a collective slow clap for those efforts. Congress has a…

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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on FDA Recommendations on Gay Men Blood Donation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released final guidance that lifts the lifetime ban on blood donation for men who have sex with men (MSM) and implements a new policy requiring a year of abstinence prior…

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Legislators to introduce bill addressing marriage equality

MADISON – Joined by couples affected by Wisconsin’s outdated marriage and family law statutes, Reps. Mark Spreitzer (D-Beloit), JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milwaukee), and Chris Taylor (D-Madison) will announce legislation modernizing Wisconsin’s statutes to reflect current law on marriage equality on Monday, December 21st at 2:30 PM in the Assembly Parlor at…

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Nominations Open for Music Educator Award

The Madison Symphony Orchestra (MSO), in partnership with Ward-Brodt Music, is accepting nominations for its Award for Excellence in Music Education to one outstanding music educator in southern Wisconsin. Nominations will be accepted until January 15, 2016 and the nomination form can be found on the Madison Symphony website. For…

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$10,000 Reward Offered in Wrongful Conviction Case

Madison, Wisconsin—A $10,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer of Sarah Gonstead murdered in 1994. Penny Brummer was convicted of killing Gonstead despite no weapon, no forensic evidence, no motive, and literally no evidence of any kind tying Brummer to the…

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Fair Wisconsin announces Megin McDonell as new Executive Director

Madison, WI – Today, the Board of Directors of Fair Wisconsin, Inc. and Fair Wisconsin Education Fund announced that they have hired Megin McDonell to serve as the organization’s Executive Director. “The boards of Fair Wisconsin and Fair Wisconsin Education Fund are thrilled to welcome Megin to this new role…

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New initiative to help Military Veterans and their families from Project Home

What: Project Home’s Serving Those Who Served Program is a new initiative to make health and safety related home repairs, accessibility modifications and energy upgrades to the homes of low-to-moderate income veterans and their families. Our STWS program would identify income-eligible home owners, who served in the military, and utilize…

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Final event and celebration of University of Wisconsin-Madison Arts Institute’s Interdisciplinary Artist in Residence, Juan de Marcos

This culminating event, on the UW-Madison campus, will be a celebration of Juan de Marcos residency’s impact while in Wisconsin. Over the past semester, there have been 15 residency and partner events ranging from performances to lectures that have celebrated culture and music from Cuba. The evening will include appearances…

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After Black Friday & Cyber Monday…comes Giving Tuesday!

Giving Tuesday is December 1, 2015. Giving Tuesday is a worldwide campaign that promotes giving back to the community during the holiday season. This can be in the form of volunteering, providing a service for free, or donating to organizations who are positively impacting the community. Are you looking for…

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Sex education in schools not inclusive of same-sex relationships, new research finds

Secondary schools in Britain claiming to incorporate sexual diversity into their sex and relationship education (SRE) are in fact upholding heteronormativity, university researchers have found. Researchers at Birmingham City University and Sheffield Hallam University discovered that same-sex practices are being positioned outside of the classroom, potentially leaving young people without…

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Are We Delicious? Comes Home for Xmas

November 20, 2015 (Madison, Wisconsin): Are We Delicious? presents Xmas ‘15, their third annual holiday variety show. Working together in a deliberate crisis situation, eight Madison performers collaborate to create eight short plays on the theme of “Xmas”, which encompasses Hanukkah, Christmas, New Years, Festivus, and every other permutation of…

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Pocan Calls Oscar Mayer Factory Closing a Devastating Blow to Workers and Their Families

Madison, WI– U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) released the following statement after Oscar Mayer announced it was closing the company’s plant and corporate headquarters resulting in the loss hundreds of jobs: “This is a devastating blow for the Oscar Mayer workers, their families and our local economy. Oscar Mayer was…

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