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Opera review: Bold, dramatic 'Fidelio' shines a light into dark places

Opera review: Bold, dramatic 'Fidelio' shines a light into dark places

Madison Opera's first full production of Beethoven's only opera showcases soprano Alexandra LoBianco, bass Matt Boehler and an excellent chorus.

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A big night for Madison's big top

A big night for Madison's big top

Saturday's Mad Circus Gala at the Barrymore will raise funds for the city's circus space.

November 21, 2014 5:00 am Photos

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Clay Matthews, fellow Packers flex their muscles in 'Pitch Perfect 2' trailer

Clay Matthews, fellow Packers flex their muscles in 'Pitch Perfect 2' trailer

The players kept their appearance under wraps until this week, when the first trailer was released. 

November 20, 2014 10:30 am(0)

Love behind bars: Madison Opera's 'Fidelio' returns to prison for high drama

Love behind bars: Madison Opera's 'Fidelio' returns to prison for high drama

Beethoven's only opera, "Fidelio" is infrequently performed compared to other works because of how difficult it is to sing and stage.

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'Vegas' explores mining of our personal data

'Vegas' explores mining of our personal data

While much of our contemporary anxiety over the way personal data are collected and distributed is directed at the government, the more pervasive — and perhaps most insidious — users of personal data are corporations and other private businesses.

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Just don't call it cabaret: Broadway star Karen Olivo reinvents the form to fit her style

Just don't call it cabaret: Broadway star Karen Olivo reinvents the form to fit her style

Olivo, a Broadway star-turned-Madison theater artist and educator, pulled in songs from her past and UW-Madison students for her Thursday show.

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With 'The Life We Bury,' attorney brings work life to literary mystery

With 'The Life We Bury,' attorney brings work life to literary mystery

Allen Eskens, a criminal defense attorney in practice in Mankato, Minnesota, sets the scene for intrigue with the first line of his debut novel, “The Life We Bury.”

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Trivia Night draws fans of children's lit

Trivia Night draws fans of children's lit

Children’s book lovers went head to head in a trivia bowl on Nov. 7, to support the Cooperative Children’s Book Center, with acclaimed Madison author Kevin Henkes as the emcee.

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On View: Winter Art Fair Off the Square

On View: Winter Art Fair Off the Square

For 25 years, artists have been showing their pieces at the Winter Art Fair Off the Square, which runs Sunday, Nov. 16, at Monona Terrace.

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10 holiday arts and crafts fairs offer mugs, mittens and more

10 holiday arts and crafts fairs offer mugs, mittens and more

From the Winter Art Fair at Monona Terrace this weekend to "Glow on Monroe" close to Christmas, area vendors offer plenty of chances to shop. 

November 15, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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Theater review, 'From Up Here': We need to talk about Kenny

Theater review, 'From Up Here': We need to talk about Kenny

Forward Theater's 2014-15 season opener approaches school bullying and violence from the perspective of a single suburban family. 

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Just Read It | Debra Pickett

Just Read It | Debra Pickett

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.

November 14, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Albee's Pulitzer winner 'Seascape' joins American Players 2015 season

Albee's Pulitzer winner 'Seascape' joins American Players 2015 season

Called "the anti-'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'" during its 2005 Broadway revival, "Seascape" will take the last summer slot in the Touchstone. 

November 12, 2014 9:00 am(1)

From 'Dracula' to 'Narnia,' Jen Trieloff made local theater bold and beautiful

From 'Dracula' to 'Narnia,' Jen Trieloff made local theater bold and beautiful

Charles "Jen" Trieloff, 43, was among the most prolific and beloved scenic/ props designers in Madison. He passed away on Saturday.

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Militarism's impact on health is focus of fine article

Militarism's impact on health is focus of fine article

A recent scholarly article makes the case for why the public health community should lead the way in preventing war.

November 11, 2014 7:00 am(5)
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