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Monona East Side Business Alliance Hosts the Ultimate Chamber Mixer on August 17

Monona, WI – The Monona East Side Business Alliance (MESBA) is excited to host their third annual Ultimate Chamber Mixer on Wednesday, August 17, at The East Side Club’s tiki bar. Area associations attending the mixer include the Cottage Grove Chamber of Commerce, McFarland Chamber of Commerce, Out Professional Engagement…

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Madison Symphony Orchestra announces Auditions for 2016-17 season

The Madison Symphony Orchestra will hold auditions for the 2016-17 season on the following schedule: Tues.-Wed., Sept. 6-7             Section Violin (three Regular positions, 1 Violin I; 2 Violin II;                                                                                                                                    one 1-year position, possibly permanent, Violin I) Thurs., Sept. 8                        Section Viola (one Regular position) Fri., Sept. 9                            …

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Taye Diggs Named AIDS Walk Wisconsin Honorary Chair

MILWAUKEE… Award-winning Broadway, television and film star Taye Diggs will be the Honorary Chair of the 27th annual AIDS Walk Wisconsin & 5K Run. The event will take place on Saturday, October 1st at the Summerfest Grounds in Milwaukee. “Twenty years ago I was proud to be an original member…

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Overture’s 2016 Tommy Award Recipients Announced

MADISON, Wis. – Overture Center announced 2016’s Tommy Award recipients. Schools and individuals receive awards at the 7th annual Tommy Awards show held in Overture Hall on Sunday, June 12 at 6 p.m. The show is the culminating event for the year-long Tommy Awards program which encourages, recognizes and honors…

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Congressman Mark Pocan: Paul Ryan and the GOP Majority’s Terribly Homophobic Week in Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement after the GOP majority executed two anti-equality measures in major legislation this week, with the complicity of Speaker Paul Ryan. The first action was in direct violation of the promise Ryan made when he became speaker – Congress…

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Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and Madison Ballet receive $30,000 from Madison Community Foundation to explore innovative business model

  The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and Madison Ballet have been awarded a $30,000 Community Impact grant from Madison Community Foundation to explore an innovative shared resource business model for the two organizations. The award will fund a comprehensive feasibility study that will assess the resources of each organization and identify…

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Madison Symphony Orchestra Awarded National Endowment for the Arts Grant

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu announced May 10, 2016, that the Madison Symphony Orchestra (MSO) has been awarded an NEA Art Works grant of $20,000 to supportHeartStringsSM, an internationally-recognized, music therapy-informed community engagement program for individuals with special needs. The NEA has approved more than $82…

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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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