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'The Book of Mormon' to headline new Overture season

The nine-time Tony Award-winning musical from "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and "Avenue Q" co-composer Robert Lopez stops in Madison for six nights, March 10-15.

April 14, 2014 7:00 pm(0)

A decade of Overture: 'Book of Mormon' highlights 10th anniversary season

Overture Center's 2014-15 season also includes "Once," "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" and "Mamma Mia!"

April 14, 2014 7:00 pm Related

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Q&A: Janet Mock on getting real

Q&A: Janet Mock on getting real

Janet Mock invokes Zora Neale Hurston in the epigraph to Mock’s memoir, “Redefining Realness.” The quote speaks to “that oldest human longing — self revelation.”

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Book Club: Live chat with Nickolas Butler

Book Club: Live chat with Nickolas Butler

It’s rare that a debut novel out of Wisconsin gets as much national attention as Nickolas Butler’s “Shotgun Lovesongs.” It’s captured imaginations from coast to coast, and the film rights have been acquired by Fox Searchlight. Butler joined readers of the State Journal for a live chat on Tuesday, where he answered questions about the book he told in alternative viewpoints, his inspirations, and where the future might take him.

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April 13, 2014 12:00 am(0)

Madison native Jim Magnuson affectionately ribs 'Famous Writers I Have Known'

Madison native Jim Magnuson affectionately ribs 'Famous Writers I Have Known'

Magnuson, 72, is a UW-Madison graduate who now runs the James A. Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas.

April 11, 2014 7:30 am(0)

Just Read It | Chris Hollenback

Just Read It | Chris Hollenback

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.

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From windows to tunnels, art that is meant to surprise

From windows to tunnels, art that is meant to surprise

BLINK projects are meant to be unexpected -- and pop up for only a matter of weeks or months before they disappear again.

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Small-town story has universal appeal

Small-town story has universal appeal

"Shotgun Lovesongs," Nickolas Butler's debut novel of friendship in America's heartland, didn't come about as an idea.

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Book Events April 6-April 13

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April 06, 2014 12:00 am(0)

Wisconsin Film Festival: 'Food Patriots' encourages a food transformation, one organic apple at a time

Wisconsin Film Festival: 'Food Patriots' encourages a food transformation, one organic apple at a time

Jeff and Jennifer Spitz's documentary touches on a half-dozen aspects of the sustainable food movement.

April 05, 2014 1:00 pm(0)

Book Club: Nickolas Butler's life captures attention of Times

Book Club: Nickolas Butler's life captures attention of Times

The New York Times not only published a favorable review of Nickolas Butler's "Shotgun Lovesongs," they visited Butler on his land near Eau Claire in the dead of winter to capture the feeling of isolation that gave birth to the novel.

April 04, 2014 10:00 am(0)

Nancy Zieman's autobiography charts the rise of a sewing empire

Nancy Zieman's autobiography charts the rise of a sewing empire

The founder of Nancy’s Notions and host of public television’s “Sewing With Nancy” just released her autobiography, “Seams Unlikely.” 

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Q&A: Vintage style

Q&A: Vintage style

The cover of Susan Gloss’s debut novel sports a picture of a delicate vintage dress accessorized with a bright pink belt and matching floral neck adornment. The eye-catching combo would look at home in the window of the fictional store, Hourglass Vintage, that Gloss invents for readers in her engaging novel set firmly in Downtown Madison.

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Memoirist takes reader from Fond du Lac to NYC

Memoirist takes reader from Fond du Lac to NYC

Ann Peters' House Hold is as hard to describe as it is engaging to read.

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