Arts & Culture

Forget tailgates, parking lots are for choir practice

Members of the Wisconsin Chamber Choir rehearse from their cars amid pandemic concerns.

Wisconsin Chamber Choir members sing through wireless handheld microphones, their voices are digitally mixed and then can be heard via radio transmitter in the singers' individual vehicles.

The healing side of art

With stress and trauma at an all-time high, creating art is helping people of all ages work through personal and collective anguish.

With stress and trauma at an all-time high, creating art is helping people of all ages work through personal and collective anguish.

Kristin Schmidt found her way to art therapy after facing her own traumas

Many therapists discover their profession after seeing its benefits firsthand.

Many therapists discover their profession after seeing its benefits firsthand. Art therapist Kristin Schmidt is no different, and her personal experiences make a strong case for a discipline that’s become her career.

Grounding and calming kids affected by COVID-19

“Art is the tool that we use to help clients work toward their social and emotional development goals.”

Teachers and organizations like Gio’s Garden in Middleton have had to step up in recent months while facing barriers to providing care and instruction.

‘The Godfather of Green Bay’ 15 years later

Director Pete Schwaba talks about his indie film, newly added to Amazon Prime.

Recently added to Amazon Prime streaming, the characters in "The Godfather of Green Bay" nail the local flavor of the dairy state.

Blues guitarist writes noir crime ‘zine

The three issues of Saturday Night Crime Spree to date include what he calls hard-boiled crime fiction.

At gigs since June 2019, Paul Filipowicz has sold copies of a small-format magazine titled Saturday Night Crime Spree.

Winners of annual Madison Area Music Association awards announced

2020 Madison Area Music Association doled out more than 100 awards on Oct. 4.

Singer Lo Marie won numerous 2020 Madison Area Music Association Awards during a livestream of the awards ceremony on Sunday night. The MAMAs doled out more than 100 awards to well-known artists and newcomers alike.

Fall reading recommendations from three local bookstores

From a novel set at the site of the Salem witch trials to a collection of children’s books, local bookstore experts have just the book for you this fall.

From a novel set at the site of the Salem witch trials to a collection of children’s books, local bookstore experts have just the book for you this fall.

Falconbridge Players to offer live dramatic readings

Shakespeare, Conan the Barbarian and feminists featured in selected scripts.

The Falconbridge Players will turn the lawn of Esser Place in Middleton into an outdoor playhouse on three weekend afternoons in October.

Madison hosts an operatic scavenger hunt

Fresco Opera’s ‘Aria Hunt’ ends Sept. 27

Fresco Opera's "Arias Hunt" is innovative alternative to gathering in a concert hall that allows people to hear the classic opera pieces in a safe, physically distant way.

The Wisconsin Book Festival goes virtual

The live talks by writers have moved online — including the annual fall event, set for Oct. 15-17.

The Wisconsin Book Festival runs year-round but culminates with a fall celebration that attracts thousands of people to readings by local and national authors.