Arts & Culture

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ soars and sours at Overture

Madison premiere is a reminder that while the show’s songs pack power, the plot’s painfully problematic.

Madison premiere is a reminder that while the show’s songs pack power, the plot’s painfully problematic.

Mark up your May with these 21 events

Spend the month listening to live music, shopping locally at a farmers' market, running a 20K and more with this list of events.

Spend the month listening to live music, shopping locally at a farmers' market, running a 20K and more with this list of events.

New 'Collateral Damage' art exhibit shines light on mental health

The exhibition, which features the work of artists who are hoping to destigmatize mental illness, runs through the month of May at the Pyle Center.

“Collateral Damage” opened May 1 at the Pyle Center and runs throughout the month. A reception and panel discussion is planned for Gallery Night, May 6.

In a 'Swing State' of mind

Madison jazz legend Ben Sidran's all-instrumental new album is the feel-good escape we all need after a trying couple of years.

Madison Jazz legend Ben Sidran's new album was recorded with his son Leo, and bassist Billy Peterson, in a single day at DNA Music Labs on Winnebago Street.

A short history of gig posters in Madison, decade by decade

In the not-so-distant past, the concert poster — or flyer, or handbill — was one of the only ways to find out what musical acts were coming to town.

In the not-so-distant past, the concert poster — or flyer, or handbill — was one of the only ways to find out what musical acts were coming to town.

Mom’s Bar brings karaoke back to Madison

Andrew Greenwood, owner of Mom's Bar, looks to bring karaoke and kindness to the Madison bar scene.

Andrew Greenwood, owner of Mom's Bar, looks to bring karaoke and kindness to the Madison bar scene.

Essay: Born to wonder

Michael Muckian takes readers on a night when he had a famous celebrity in the back of his cab.

Michael Muckian takes readers on a night when he had a famous celebrity in the back of his cab.

Acro Yoga finds a community in Madison

The Madison Acro Yoga community provides a space for those interested in the art of acro yoga, the combination of acrobatics and yoga.

The Madison Acro Yoga community provides a space for those interested in the art of acro yoga, the combination of acrobatics and yoga.

DJ Pain 1 gives an insider’s guide to Madison’s hip-hop scene

The 38-year-old producer and DJ has worked with high-profile artists, and he uses his platform to educate and mentor artists and producers about the music industry.

The 38-year-old producer and DJ has worked with such high-profile artists as Ludacris, Public Enemy, 50 Cent and 2 Chainz, and he uses his platform to educate and mentor artists and producers about the music industry.