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Presenting, “A Madison Symphony Christmas” – Dec. 1-3

Madison WI – Join the Madison Symphony Orchestra (MSO) and the Music Director John DeMain as they kick off the holiday season with the much-loved tradition – A Madison Symphony Christmas – with concerts on December 1, 2, and 3 in Overture Hall. The cherished holiday celebration, “A Madison Symphony Christmas,” returns filled with traditions from…

PRIDE in Healthcare creating OUT and ALLY resource lists

Please consider joining our annual OUT or ALLY List for 2017-2018 by completing the following form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc9ytZjuYkJVgGwVK1ImN3aywXfQUAB1oXwxBHkFOA0F_eiSg/viewform?usp=sf_link The list is posted on the PRIDE in Healthcare bulletin board and uwmedstudents.com and serves as a resource for LGBTQ+ students and allies to identify individuals who are committed to inclusiveness at UW….

National Report on Intimate Partner Violence in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and HIV-Affected Communities in the U.S. Released Today

To download the full report please visit NCAVP online. https://avp.org/resources/reports/ NATIONAL—Today the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) released its report Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and HIV-Affected Intimate Partner Violence in 2016. The report looks at the experiences of 2,032 survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV) who reported to 14 NCAVP…

Workshops announced for GSAFE’s Fall Youth Unity Summit

Register today for our Youth Unity Summit on Friday, December 8th, 2017 at UW Milwaukee! GSAFE hosts two day-long conferences every school year, one in the spring and one in the fall.  These conferences are open to middle school and high school students, as well as to GSA advisors and other…

Call for Auditions: “Suddenly Last Summer,” by Tennessee Williams

StageQ, Inc. will be holding auditions for Suddenly Last Summer by Tennessee Williams. Directed by Jim Chiolino, the play will be presented on the Evjue Stage at the Bartell Theatre, running March 23rd through April 7th, 2018. Auditions will be held Monday and Tuesday, December 4th and 5th at 6:00pm…

Pam Porter Announces Campaign for County Board Supervisor

MADISON, WI – Pam Porter today announced her campaign for Dane County Board Supervisor in District 6, on Madison’s east side. She brings decades of experience as a non-profit leader, social justice advocate, and committed environmentalist to the Dane County Board. She and her wife, Mare Chapman, have lived in…

Madison Artists Celebrate the Capitol Centennial

Madison, Wis. – Overture’s Playhouse Gallery will feature a special exhibition, The Capitol at 100: Madison Artists Celebrate the Centennial, Sat., Nov. 4 – Sun., Jan 14 with a panel discussion and opening reception on Sun., Nov. 5 from 4-6 p.m. Both the gallery and events are free and open to the public.   The Capitol at 100:…

Unconventionally Fun Holiday Shopping at the Good Day Market

Madison, WI – The Good Day Market is a pop up market happening Friday, December 8 from 4:30-9pm and Saturday, December 9 from 10am-3pm at The Madison Masonic Center in Downtown Madison. Around 50 artisans, makers and independent designers from throughout the midwest will be selling handcrafted home and lifestyle…

Free Indoor Concert Series Features Local/Regional Bands

MadCity Sessions to Kick Off Nov. 9 with Better Yeti and VO5 Series features diverse lineup of local and regional bands and is free and open to the public Madison, Wis. – Overture Center’s MadCity Sessions returns for another season of free concerts live from the Capitol Theater stage. Each date will…

DeDee to Retire at the End of Overture 2017/18 Season

Madison, Wis. – Ted DeDee, President and CEO of the Overture Center of the Arts, announced he will retire in May, 2018, following six years of unparalleled growth of arts education and entertainment activity at Madison’s premier performing arts center. Betty Harris Custer, Chair of the Overture Center Foundation (OCF)…

Reflections on moving forward

By: Kathy Flores, Statewide LGBTQ Anti-Violence Manager (FB link here: facebook.com/notes/room-to-be-safe/reflections-on-moving-forward/533420073665350/) On March 27, 2017, Andrew (Drew) Nesbitt was murdered in his home after a night out celebrating his birthday. During the weeks of October 2 and 9, a trial was held to bring a case against Darrick Anderson, the…

Earthwise Pet Supply grand opening pet party set for October 7

Festivities will showcase store’s natural pet food offerings, grooming and self-wash pet spa; a portion of proceeds to benefit local pet rescue and training organizations  Madison, WI – September 19, 2017 – EarthWise Pet Supply, which opened its doors in August, will host a grand opening pet party on Saturday,…

Madison Opera presents Bizet’s masterpiece, “Carmen”

Madison Opera presents Georges Bizet’s Carmen on Friday, November 3 at 8pm and Sunday, November 5 at 2:30pm in Overture Hall.  With some of the most famous music in opera, Bizet’s passionate opera is a vivid story of love, jealousy, and betrayal. Set in 19th century Seville, the opera follows…

New Chronicle Platform Launches Initiative to Chronicle LGBTQ+ Community and History

New York, New York – September 28, 2017 – Chronicle, the new collaborative visual storytelling platform, has launched an initiative to crowdsource stories from LGBTQ+ individuals and organizations, creating a chronicle to tell the bigger story and visual history of the community. People and organizations add photographs with descriptive details…

ENDA Report Underscores Need for Domestic Violence Prevention in Wisconsin

MADISON – Today State Representative Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) joined End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin (ENDA), Unidos, and Domestic Abuse Intervention Services at the Wisconsin State Capitol to announce the results of ENDA’s 2016 Wisconsin Domestic Violence Homicide Report. “The results of this report are extremely troubling,” Sargent explained. “Every five days…

MMoCA Unveils Details for Fall Gallery Night

MADISON, WI—On October 6, Gallery Night will take place, engaging thousands across the Greater-Madison area in an evening of art and community. This unique event creates free opportunities to connect with others, explore neighborhoods, visit local businesses, and experience a wide-variety of artistic and creative expression. Held each spring and…

Programming to Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

Madison, Wis. – Overture Center for the Arts celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 – Oct. 15, with events including a featured gallery, Latino Art Fair, ticketed concert and Kids in the Rotunda performance “We are honored to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by inviting the entire community to participate in…

Milwaukee Pride invests in local LGBTQ community

Milwaukee, WI –  Following a record-breaking PrideFest Milwaukee 2017, the Milwaukee Pride Board of Directors announces the disbursement of over $16,000 in financial donations, scholarships and gifts to local causes, including: $10,218 to GSAFE, through the PrideFest Plus One 2017 campaign $3,000 to Ashley Smith, recipient of the 2017 Rising Star Scholarship $2,500 to the 2017…

SAGE Mourns the Passing of Edie Windsor

SAGE is deeply saddened to learn of the death of our hero, supporter, and friend, Edie Windsor, on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at the age of 88. Windsor, known nationally for paving the way for the rights of same-sex couples to marry under federal law, worked tirelessly for her beloved LGBT community…