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Internationally acclaimed vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird comes to the Riverside Theater on Sept. 26. Read more

Music Feature

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PHOTO CREDIT: Liz Lauren

American Players Theatre opens a funny, poignant history lesson about Shakespeare’s legacy. Read more

Theater

Craft Recordings has released a 60th anniversary edition of John Lee Hooker’s first album, which features a sound that is clear, crisp and unadorned. Read more

Album Reviews

Three generations of hip-hop acts take the amphitheater stage on Summerfest’s closing night. The festival grounds will be alive to many others sounds, including the progressive salsa of La Sonora Ponceña. Read more

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Has the first decade of this century already become a time of nostalgic memories? Check out today’s headliners at the amphitheater, The Killers and Death Cab for Cutie, two of the most popular and hippest bands to emerge in the '00s. Read more

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A talented cast brings a Restoration comedy to life at American Players Theatre’s Spring Green venue. Read more

Theater

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Milwaukee’s Trapper Schoepp is part of the Willie Nelson-headed Outlaw Music Festival at the amphitheater, an all-day (and into the night) event. But there’s more than Americana on the Summerfest grounds. Here are our top picks. Read more

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Soul Explosion is a double-vinyl set featuring a host of Stax Records artists, both well-known and forgotten. Read more

Album Reviews

The songs on Women at War touch listeners’ heartstrings while serving as catharses for the women vets, who find emotional resilience through music. Read more

Album Reviews

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Ahead of her final tour, the 88-year-old Buena Vista Social Club singer reflects on a life in music. Read more

Music Feature

On jazz keyboard player Brad Mehldau’s new release, the 10 thematically intertwined compositions constitute actual prayer, and dances closely to New Age musical sensibilities. Read more

Album Reviews

Coltrane ’58 captures one of the most important years in the performance life of perhaps the most important jazz sax player ever to blow. Read more

Album Reviews

The true gems on this Townes Van Zandt posthumous album of unreleased songs are the never-before-heard songs—“Sky Blue” and “All I Need”—that add significantly to the singer/songwriter’s legacy. Read more

Album Reviews

The two-disc set showcases a bright fresh sound that blows like a psychedelic wind from a collective cultural past. Read more

Album Reviews

The legendary jazzman discusses his time with Mile Davis, his latest tour with his Akoustic Band, and his most memorable collaborations. Read more

Music Feature

Backed by Fun Trio members Bob Welsh on piano/guitar and Willy Jordan on percussion/vocals, the album’s 10 cuts don’t break new ground so much as they effectively revisit the classic blues style that swept up 75-year-old Bishop back in the 1950s. Read more

Album Reviews

After the Dells, Door County is Wisconsin’s best-known vacation destination. With its hostelries, wineries, restaurants and outdoor recreation, it’s the perfect destination for those wanting a quick two-day getaway. Read more

A&E Feature

David Bromberg may be the most influential musician you’ve never heard of, but his impact on contemporary music is undeniable. Read more

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Garson Kanin’s insightful political comedy Born Yesterday plays at American Players Theatre, with Colleen Madden starring, through Sept. 22. Read more

Theater

Joined by Justin Vernon, Dead & Company delivered good vibes at Alpine Valley Saturday night. The venue didn’t respond in kind. Read more

Concert Reviews

Jason Alexander has a very clearunderstanding of George Costanza, the character he played on the hit televisionshow Seinfeld . "I always said thatGeorge thought that he was absolutely worthless, and he wondered by the worlddidn’t value hi.. Read more

Happening Now

American Players Theatre adapts Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice on stage in Spring Green Read more

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When Warren Haynes fronts an electric band and a symphony orchestra for the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration coming to the Riverside Theater on May 21, it’s a toss-up as to what will be the biggest audience Read more

Music Feature

A diva and a sharp knife prove a deadly combination in Tosca, which opened Madison Opera’s season this past weekend. But Giacomo Puccini’s perennial potboiler of love, death and political intrigue may have never sounded this good Read more

Classical Music

Poets often plumb the depths of their experiences for inspiration, but Patty Larkin didn’t have to look far for material for Still Green. The death of both her father and mother and witnessing her sister, a jazz pianist, suffer a stroke aft... Read more

Album Reviews

Is there such a thing as an “intimate epic”? If so, then perhaps American Players Theatre’s production of Antony and Cleopatra fits the bill. This pared-down version of Shakespeare’s historical tragedy opened Aug. 17 in APT’s Touchstone ... Read more

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American Players Theatre does best what it loves most—exploring classic drama that offers a breadth and depth of intellect and emotion. This season one of APT’s best productions is Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, which opened Saturday at the S... Read more

Theater

Life’s random cruelties drive the existential farce Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, which opened last Saturday at American Players Theatre in Spring Green. But Tom Stoppard’s 1966 absurdist tragicomedy, based on two minor characters ... Read more

Theater

If history is to be believed, Charles Dickens was as much an actor as a writer, developing the characters in his novels before a mirror to get them just right before committing them to paper. Read more

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If a 41-year-old Irish woman, blind since the age of 10 months, can regain her sight, she should be overjoyed. But Molly Sweeney, the title character of author Brian Friel’s play of the same name, is not so sure. What she Read more

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