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Arts picks for the week of Aug. 31, 2014

Arts picks for the week of Aug. 31, 2014

A few of the many arts and cultural events happening around Madison this week:

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Get FOOT-loose with free dance sessions at Olin Park

Get FOOT-loose with free dance sessions at Olin Park

Good luck getting a spin on the dance floor of the historic Olin Park Pavilion in June. During summer weekends, the pavilion is the most popular, booked-up spot of any Madison Parks venue for weddings and other events.

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Memoir of farm crisis survivor is a 'Letter From the Heart'

Memoir of farm crisis survivor is a 'Letter From the Heart'

A new memoir shows the life of the Massey family goes well beyond their fame during the farm crisis. 

August 29, 2014 11:00 am Photos

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Choices abound for your fall reading pleasure

Choices abound for your fall reading pleasure

Here are 12 suggested titles, some by authors with connections to the Madison area, for readers with a variety of interests.

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Snapshots of history: WHS Press offers diverse lineup for fall

Snapshots of history: WHS Press offers diverse lineup for fall

The Wisconsin Historical Society Press is offering books for the fall that give a voice to the diverse inhabitants of our state. 

August 24, 2014 7:30 am Photos

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Just Read It | Paul Huebner

Just Read It | Paul Huebner

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.

August 24, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Prairie Bookshop: The end of an era?

Prairie Bookshop: The end of an era?

The owner of the Mount Horeb shop is retiring, but thinks a small, independent bookstore remains a viable business opportunity.

August 24, 2014 12:45 am Photos

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Theater review: With sparkling ‘Kiss Me, Kate,’ Four Seasons celebrates the past and the future

Theater review: With sparkling ‘Kiss Me, Kate,’ Four Seasons celebrates the past and the future

The classic 1948 Cole Porter musical kicks off a new season in the Wisconsin Union Theater, open again after a technical renovation.

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Arts picks for the week of Aug. 24, 2014

Arts picks for the week of Aug. 24, 2014

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Four new cookbooks celebrate the fish, fowl and flavors of the Upper Midwest

Four new cookbooks celebrate the fish, fowl and flavors of the Upper Midwest

"Lake Superior Flavors" is a beautifully photographed food guide of the Circle Tour. Brandon Byers' "Everyday Fermentation Handbook" celebrates microbes.

August 21, 2014 9:30 am Photos

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After weeks of work, Jason Yi finds 'Fragile Permanence' at MMOCA

After weeks of work, Jason Yi finds 'Fragile Permanence' at MMOCA

Yi has been working on "A Fragile Permanence" for weeks in the museum's State Street Gallery.

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Overture, Monona Terrace go big with new sculptures

The playful "Making Adjustments" will be on display in the James Watrous Gallery through this weekend.

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Theater review: Revolutionaries dance as APT's ‘Travesties’ goes merrily off the rails

Theater review: Revolutionaries dance as APT's ‘Travesties’ goes merrily off the rails

Stoppard’s absurdist fantasy cribs liberally from "The Importance of Being Earnest." At APT, the same actors from that play reprise their parts here.

August 18, 2014 10:00 am Photos

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Theater review: In APT's 'Doctor's Dilemma', self-delusion reigns

Theater review: In APT's 'Doctor's Dilemma', self-delusion reigns

Shaw's "Doctor's Dilemma" at American Players Theatre takes on contemporary issues about healthcare in the form of a melodrama.

August 18, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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With 'Kiss Me, Kate!,' Madison continues its love affair with musical theater

With 'Kiss Me, Kate!,' Madison continues its love affair with musical theater

The musical theater company helps re-open Union Theater with 'Kiss Me, Kate!'

August 17, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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