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New Coffee Company Launches to Give Back to LGBTQ+ Causes

Queer Coffee: Your Coffee Can Taste Good and Do Good Queer Coffee sources high-quality coffee beans and supports LGBTQ+ causes along the way. Our first offering is a delicious, whole bean, fair trade, organic, dark roast from Peru. And our first beneficiary is the Campaign for Southern Equality, which advocates…

Freedom, Inc. Condemns Chief Koval’s Plan as Racist and Dangerous

On Wednesday, Madison Police Department Chief Mike Koval announced that he planned to initiate a wave of arrests that would predominantly target African American men.  This plan is an attempt to address the recent increase in gun violence in Madison, even though he admits that there may be no evidence…

PrideFest Milwaukee makes history with record-breaking attendance

Milwaukee, WI –  Last weekend, beautiful weather and beautiful people combined at Milwaukee’s lakefront for the 30th anniversary of PrideFest Milwaukee, one of the nation’s largest celebrations of LGBTQ culture and community. With 37,682 visitors attending this year’s festival, attendance was up 13%over the previous record of 33,438 set in 2016….

Local High School Students Create Consent PSA

(MADISON,WI) Today, sexual assault is one step closer to ending. A group of 13 high school students from Dane County released a PSA entitled Consent is Classic. The PSA shows scenes of couples asking for consent from the 1920s to the present era. The young people featured in the video,…

Pocan Announces 2016 Summer Office Hours

MADISON – Today, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) announced the schedule for Summer Office Hours across Wisconsin’s 2nd Congressional District. Outreach staff will be present at each event. Rep. Pocan’s outreach staff will work directly with constituents to answer questions and help address any concerns with federal agencies, including the…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

$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…

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…

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…

Law Enforcement Leaders Endorse Everett Mitchell for Judge

LAW ENFORCEMENT LEADERS ENDORSE EVERETT MITCHELL FOR JUDGE They join two dozen federal, state and local elected officials pledging support in the first week of campaign  Madison – Dane County Sheriff David Mahoney joined over two dozen law enforcement leaders and local elected officials in endorsing Everett Mitchell in the…

Community Shares of Wisconsin Named Outstanding Philanthropic Organization

MADISON—Community Shares of Wisconsin (CSW) today announced that it will receive the 2015 Outstanding Philanthropic Organization award from the Madison Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). Each year the Outstanding Philanthropic Organization award is presented to an organization or foundation that demonstrates outstanding commitment through financial support and…

MMoCA Awarded for High Rate of Hiring Veterans

MADISON, WI – The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA) was recognized by the Veterans Administration Hospital, Middleton, with an award for ensuring veterans success in employment and rehabilitation. More than 25% of MMoCA’s public operations staff are veterans of the U.S. Military. “We look for opportunities to support and…