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The 49th annual Great Midwest Marijuana Harvest Festival returns to Madison Friday, Oct. 4 through Sunday, Oct. 6 with speakers ranging from hemp farmers to state representatives. The annual march to the state capitol is planned for Sunday afternoon. Read more


The police and the LGBTQ community have a closer relationship now than ever before, but a decision concerning Madison’s pride event seems to be a step backward. Read more


Veteran cyclists of AIDS Ride Wisconsin gathered for a three-day ride from Madison to Waukesha and back again. Read more


Local initiatives and municipal ordinances are key in the application of marijuana legislation, but it can also result in discrimination and abuse. Read more

Cannabis Connection


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Wisconsin’s capital is experiencing a job-creating tech boom and has a very low murder rate. Read more

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The most likable, inventive and, yes, Wisconsin-connected act of electro-pop's modern wave, Sylvan Esso will release their sophomore album What Now on April 29 on Loma Vista Recordings. They've already released a banger of a single and performed i.. Read more

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One of my favorite things about writing is getting the chanceto meet the Brewmasters behind some of my favorite beers and breweries. ThoughI didn’t get a chance to sit down with Scott Manning of VintageBrewing Co., I still got a chance to f.. Read more


Sounding like a Midwest Gang of Four or a more muscular Pere Ubu, Madison’s Appliances-SFB seamlessly blended witty, informed lyrics with visceral, angular, driving music. Sadly, this reissue of,Album Reviews Read more

Album Reviews

This Thursday will mark the sixth annual Milwaukee Day. The holiday was born in 2010, stemming from a text message Brent Gohde got on April14 (or 4/14) from a friend saying that the day should be “Milwaukee Day.” Read more

Milwaukee History

Inspiration Studios welcomed award-winning collage artist,Karen Loper, from her Madison home to West Allis on Saturday. Her contemporaryfolk art collage exhibition entitled “Trash Interrupted” is currently adorningthe gallery walls at I.. Read more

Happening Now


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Lauren Chypyha has made tennis her life. Now she's learning how to not be defined by wins and losses. Read more

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Wisconsin is home to many craft distilleries. Three excellent ones are close enough to Milwaukee to fit into a driving daytrip, whereby you can experience a wide gamut of options. Read more


“Fred Stonehouse: The Promise of Distant Things,” from Sept. 26-Jan. 17 at the Museum of Wisconsin Art, juxtaposes work dating back to 1992 with new, never-displayed pieces. At 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, Fred will discuss his work an... Read more

Visual Arts

Do you deal with pain in your neck, back, shoulders orknees? If so we know of a place that is looking to help you out. Madison Pain Management is an independent medical clinic dedicated to the nonsurgical treatment ofspinal and musculoskeletal p.. Read more

Happening Now

Two major events are starting within the next week aroundhere, the Wisconsin State Fair anthe PGA Championship atWhistling Straits in Kohler.Hopefully you're in the mood for cream puffs, corndogs,porkchop sandwiches and grilled cheese, becau.. Read more

Brew City Booze

HamBingo takes place at Hamburger Mary’s, 2130 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., on July 16. The event features free bingo and more than $425 worth of prizes. Read more

Hear Me Out

Milwaukee, I will always crush on you. However, I do have a second love. (Gasp!)Oh, m’dear Madison! You are gorgeous and forward thinking and although I’ve already established some of my favorite haunts, I’m discovering Read more

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Rape, murder and its ultimate retribution dressed in 18th century garb constitutes nothing new when it comes to grand opera. Position such actions in a contemporary setting and create a scenario based on the real life events Read more

Classical Music

Monica Martin is setting goals for herself. She’s never had to do this before.“I had some small dreams, like owning a hearse,” said Martin, the soul-singer-voiced front of the Wisconsinite ps,Music Feature Read more

Music Feature

Now that the city’s strict cap on taxicab permits has been declared unconstitutional, the Milwaukee Common Council has an opportunity to develop new taxicab permitting Read more

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