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Adam Trent's greatest trick is turning non-magic fans into fans

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 08:00:00 -0600

Trent has been called "The Futurist" for incorporating cutting-edge technology into his act, including LED screens, holograms — even a 3D printer. But what may be more revolutionary about his style of magic is the way he incorporates live music,…

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Co-op arcade game Killer Queen has Madison players buzzing

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 08:00:00 -0600

Killer Queen takes the nostalgic ‘80s arcade-game concept and blows it up into something heretofore unseen: an arcade game that’s also a social-networking phenomenon.

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Former telenovela actress promotes mindfulness to Madison Latinos

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 06:15:00 -0500

Silvia Eugenia Ruiz, also known as Silvia Eugenia Derbez, is a former prominent Mexican telenovela actress currently living in Madison. She is looking for ways to bring mindfulness to the Latino community here, and has already facilitated a few sessions…

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Comedian Maria Bamford returns to her Midwestern roots

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 08:00:00 -0500

In addition to a busy stand-up career that brings her to the Barrymore Theatre on Friday, she has her own show on Netflix, “Lady Dynamite,” which premieres its second season in November.

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Undocumented vs. illegal: How do journalists refer to immigrants?

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 06:15:00 -0500

Some news organizations choose to use “illegal immigrant” because it's how their target audience speaks. Others find the term "illegal" to be pejorative and even offensive.

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Moth's first Madison GrandSLAM knocks stories out of the park

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:00:00 -0500

Madison's version of The Moth, a nationwide storytelling event, hosts its first GrandSLAM competition on Oct. 27 at the Barrymore. Tickets are now on sale.

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This Sunday, art/food fest Makeshift makes magic in Olbrich Park

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:30:00 -0500

Makeshift Festival in Olbrich Park on Sunday afternoon combines installation artwork and portable, inventive picnic food from chefs all over the Midwest.

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Madison artists and critics talk about how negative reviews can be positive

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 16:00:00 -0500

During a Cap Times Talk Tuesday night at Madison's Bartell Theatre, a panel of local artists and critics discussed positive and negative reviews and a lack of diversity in the theater community.

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Madison game designer on a roll with 'Roll Player' board game

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 12:00:00 -0500

Madison game designer Keith Matejka has benefited from collaboration with fans in creating his games. Even though he designed and published his award-winning game “Roll Player” on his own, he’s had a symbiotic relationship with the people who play it.

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Willy Street Co-op set to expand Middleton location

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:45:00 -0500

Willy Street Co-op officially announced last Wednesday the approval to expand its location at 6825 University Ave. in Middleton. The decision was ratified by a vote of co-op membership.

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Madison's Rose Johnson Brown says she has been called to teach ukulele

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 18:00:00 -0500

Last Saturday, at the Meadowood Neighborhood Festival, a group of six kids performed “This Little Light of Mine” and “He Has the Whole World in His Hands" on ukuleles they had just learned to play few weeks back.

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Sub-Zero Group opens UW Health clinic on site for employees

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 15:10:00 -0500

Sub-Zero Group, a manufacturer of high-end appliances in Madison, opened an on-site health clinic for its employees on Tuesday.

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Q&A: Juan Gonzalez Torres' farm combines Mexican and Wisconsin produce

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 06:15:00 -0500

Juan Gonzalez Torres is a local farmer and owner of Los Abuelos Farley Farm. He learned his farming skills from his family’s business in Mexico. His family has been devoted to selling and planting produce since he was a child.…

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MPD Chief Koval discusses his faith at campus event

Sun, 02 Jul 2017 07:30:00 -0500

Madison Police Chief Mike Koval took a break from his duties last Tuesday afternoon to participate in a casual, but intimate conversation about his faith at Upper House.

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Wright again: Many Frank Lloyd Wright designs for Madison were never built. Now, some are getting a second chance.

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 06:15:00 -0500

Frank Lloyd Wright, born 150 years ago June 8 in Richland Center, always had Madison somewhere in his mind. He designed something for his adopted hometown in every decade of his career, even though he left here for Chicago at…

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Madison Metro buses to once again feature 'Bus Lines' poetry

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 11:30:00 -0500

The selected poems were forwarded to Edgewood College graphic design students in order to create illustrations. Mireles said this gave Edgewood College students the chance to practice working with a professional client and to see their work all over the…

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Emerging Artists debut at Arts + Literature Laboratory

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 15:00:00 -0500

Jamie Ho and Jennifer Bastian were recently chosen for the Dane County Emerging Artists program by the Arts + Literature Laboratory, which is giving rising artists a yearlong mentorship, professional development and exhibiting their work.

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Colorful new mosaic art at Allis Elementary says 'This is a children's garden'

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 09:00:00 -0500

Since May, students at Allis Elementary have been collaborating with Megan Cain, a local mosaic artist, to make mosaic poles in their school garden.

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UW exhibit pays tribute to 'man behind the pink flamingos'

Wed, 31 May 2017 09:56:00 -0500

The exhibition is titled “Dizzyland: Leon Varjian and the Antics of the Pail & Shovel Party,” and is located at located at Memorial Union’s 2nd floor in the Class of 1925 Gallery. The exhibition will be up through Monday.

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New Second City cast walks in the footsteps of comedy giants

Mon, 29 May 2017 08:00:00 -0500

Chicago actress Laurel Krabacher, a member of Second City's touring company for about a year, knows there are high expectations when she walks on stage.

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Public radio's Veronica Rueckert helps women own their voices

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:05:00 -0500

“I don’t see any way we can break the glass ceiling unless we get women talking as much as men do," said Rueckert, who has a new workshop this week.

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Yum Yum Fest organizers to launch Makeshift food and art festival in Olbrich Park

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 09:15:00 -0500

For this first-time festival, Makeshift hopes to bring in six to 12 artists to make installation pieces and some 15 chefs from around the Midwest.

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Live from Madison's east side, it's 'The Last Show on Earth'

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:30:00 -0600

Nate Chappell's living room is the “set” for a long-running YouTube comedy show that’s approaching it’s 80th episode.

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Q&A: Rubén Medina lives a life with poetry at the center

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 06:00:00 -0600

Medina, a poet from Mexico City and a professor at UW-Madison, has seen a new response to poetry that considers identity, culture and homeland.

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