Arts & Culture

Overture Center to host virtual performance featuring 'Hamilton' star

Proceeds from $40 tickets benefit Overture Center.

While Overture Center for the Arts is not hosting live shows until the end of November, it is one of a few nonprofit arts organizations participating in the livestream concert, "Christopher Jackson: Live from the West Side" on Aug. 15 at 7 p.m.

Art Fair on the ... screen?

MMoCA goes virtual July 11-12 for Art Fair on the Square

On July 11, the Art Fair on the Square webpage will go live for the two-day event — exhibiting the work (for sale and shipment) of artists across all mediums while raising money for MMoCA’s youth and adult programs.

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.

The ancient belief that the Earth sits on the back of a turtle that rests on an infinite stack of ever-larger turtles has many interpretations.

Free traveling art program celebrates 45 years

This year, get free ArtKits containing all of the supplies and instructions to make a project.

Art Cart, a partnership with Madison School & Community Recreation and Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, is celebrating its 45th year, and kicking off the season Monday.

Group to help Madison musicians who have lost gigs, income

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

The Madison Area Music Association announced today the single most ambitious initiative in its 17-year history: to raise $250,000 for individual local musicians who have lost work and wages due to the coronavirus pandemic.

10 ways to celebrate Juneteenth this week in Madison

This year includes a broad range of events that celebrate, educate, and inspire activism in the cause of freedom and justice.

This year includes a broad range of events that celebrate, educate, and inspire activism in the cause of freedom and justice.

Madison gypsy jazz band Harmonious Wail is not slowing down

Two albums from the band will be released in July

Harmonious Wail — standard-bearers for Americana-infused gypsy jazz/swing music in Madison and beyond for 30 years — had a May 8 gig at Stoughton Opera House postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Two local businesses drop Native American names

The Winnebago is renamed The Bur Oak and Kickapoo Coffee becomes Wonderstate Coffee.

On Tuesday, the owners of The Winnebago announced the new name for their performance venue and cafe as "The Bur Oak." And on Thursday, Viroqua-based roasters Kickapoo Coffee rolled out their new name "Wonderstate Coffee."

Summerfest 2020 canceled due to COVID-19

The festival was originally postponed before being canceled.

For the first time in its more than 50 year history, Milwaukee World Festival Inc. is canceling Summerfest.

Live on King Street concert series moves online

Catch shows from artists like Delta Spirit, Eric Hutchinson and PHOX

Instead of canceling this summer's Live on King Street concert series, organizers have decided to move to streaming concerts on Friday nights.

Alternative Madison bands release benefit album

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

The album, "Madison Relief Compilation, Vol. 1," includes 19 tracks of garage rock, post-punk, folk-pop and experimental music by as many local bands.