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Darwin's eden reexamined in Elizabeth Hennessy's first book

In the Galápagos islands, there are many layers to the human exploitation and conservation of the islands’ iconic tortoises.

Group to help Madison musicians who have lost gigs, income

MAMA Cares COVID-19 Fund hopes to raise $250,000.

Life at home with kids during quarantine

The state’s Safer at Home order challenged families with children of all ages

Madison gypsy jazz band Harmonious Wail is not slowing down

Two albums from the band will be released in July

Livestreaming keeps artists and music makers in front of an audience

Music performances have become almost nightly occurrences

LIST: Watch Madison musicians through online livestreaming

See here all the music festivals cancelled, rescheduled or moving online

Alternative Madison bands release benefit album

Seasaw, Wurk, Mile Morkri and 16 others included on compilation

Artists’ merged visions mirror a need for a shared love of nature

Two local watercolor artists have recreated a collaborative exhibition of their work

MAMA Hall of Fame shakes up awards to recognize more Madison musicians and bands

Final round of voting ends April 20

James Cagle’s terminal illness informed his final art show

Photographer didn't live to see his last show.

7 Madison actors and directors to stream now

Familiarize yourself with the work of Sarayu Blue, Bradley Whitford and the makers of several spider-man movies

Madison musicians turn to livestreaming

MAMA and Broadjam support local scene after widespread cancellations

Peter Pan and Canoecopia cancelled, Foreigner show postponed

Caronavirus fears cause late cancellations of events.

Two Madison area women developed a friendship in fabric

Enthralled by the story quilts of Rumi O’Brien, Bobbie Malone wrote the book on her.

Valentine’s weekend options include music of Patsy Cline and scenes by Shakespeare

Weekend 608 for Feb. 13-16

44 events to see in February

Winter festivals, Disney on Ice and lots of live music, theater and comedy this month

Despite the fear stoked in the 1950s, love triumphs in ‘Fellow Travelers’

Washington, D.C., in the 1950s was a cruel time and place to strike up a same-sex relationship.

This weekend: Scandihoovian Fest, Riverdance, Champions of Magic and Harry Potter

Weekend 608 for Jan. 30-Feb 2

This weekend's event lineup: Whitney, Emmy Blotnick and more

Madison has live music, dance, theater and comedy this weekend.

Pieces of Madison's past

What follows are several artifacts, photographs and documents in the possession of the state historical society that illuminate important chapters in the history of Madison.

The University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Music makes Hamel Music Center its new home

Hamel adds to the university's arts corridor

10 events, including lots of musical offerings and roller derby, this weekend

A big name in country music kicks off a weekend of local music, theater and dance in Madison.

Celebrate live music, comedy and film this weekend with these 11 events

Weekend 608 for Jan. 9-12

Hit maker Skylar Grey remembers her Madison-area musical roots

Her big break came from co-writing “Love the Way You Lie,” the Eminem hit (featuring Rihanna). Grey can be heard singing on Dr. Dre, Nicki Minaj and Macklemore records, too.

MAD for our artists

These six illustrators contributed their talent and humor to the parody project.

4 fests for local punk, hip-hop, jazz and metal

Comedy and family fun on tap this weekend, too

Madison musicians make new music

Four bands, one musician have notable recordings

The abandoned and the illegal exotic pets

Exotic Pets: Fear and fascination in Madison

Exotic pets have a certain allure

Which exotic pet is right for you?

"It's more about what animal is right for you."

Meet three amphibian and reptile enthusiasts

Frogs, cresties and bearded dragons, oh my!

Weekend 608: Cirque du Sylvee, Elvis Costello, Hari Kondabolu and more perform in Madison

Woman who provided fatal drugs gets 8 years in prison

Wisconsin's first Ojibwe activist, priest is topic in new biography

New biography published this month

Mr. Chair brings its music into the classroom

Group's album "Nebulebula" was recently released

El Paso Walmart reopens, residents find healing after the horror