77 Square Arts coverage
A few of the many arts events happening around Madison this week:
When June Melby was 10 years old, her parents bought a miniature golf course near Waupaca named Tom Thumb, uprooting their family of three girls every summer to tend to the needs of tourists enjoying their vacations.
Just Read It is a regular feature in which the State Journal seeks recommendations from authors, literary enthusiasts and experts, focused on the contributor’s particular genre of expertise.
An event hosted by the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium aims to build jazz venues and new audiences at the same time.
For 40 years, the Kohler Co. has opened its factory to working artists. Now the results of their labor is on display.
Madison native Marja Mills spent more than a year living next door to Harper Lee, famed recluse and author of "To Kill a Mockingbird," in the deep South. During that time, Mills cultivated a friendship with Nelle, as Lee is known, and her sister, Alice. The result of Mills' time getting to know the sisters on their home turf of Monroeville, Alabama, was released in hardcover Tuesday, "The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee."
In a 2011 interview with the State Journal, Rebecca Rasmussen professed a fear of her book being labeled “quiet.” Her first novel, “The Bird Sisters,” was an exploration of the interior lives of two women who care for injured birds in rural Wisconsin. Let’s be honest: It’s a quiet book, but that’s not a bad thing. It’s beautifully written, but quiet nonetheless.
Sunday, July 20
Just Read It is a regular feature in which the State Journal seeks recommendations from authors, literary enthusiasts and experts, focused on the contributor’s particular genre of
One of the many beauties at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center is the price: Admission is free.
The community theater celebrates another year of great productions -- and survival.
Many lowercase moments flipped by the UW-Madison grad like miles on an odometer, culminating in a memoir of his time on the road titled “Going Somewhere.”
Sunday, July 6