Arts & Culture

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.

Garver Feed Mill creates drive-thru art exhibition

Garver Feed Mill is raising donations for the artists

As a way to provide a safe activity for Madisonians, Garver Feed Mill is creating a visual art exhibition in its windows featuring more than a dozen local artists.

Since the day the music died

How Madison-area jazz, opera and classical musicians are coping

Virtually all of our city’s wonderful musicians have been hit hard by the shutdown. I reached out to several local classical and jazz musicians, music teachers and ensemble directors to inquire about how they’re dealing with the scale of it.

COVID-19 poster project showcases Wisconsin artists

To address the coronavirus through public information posters, the Wisconsin Historical Society has commissioned 10 Wisconsin artists to create new public information posters based on existing historic posters in the collection.

Overture Center unveils 2020-21 Broadway shows

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ among the musicals coming to town

Get ready, because Overture Center's 2020-21 slate of Broadway shows includes "Mean Girls," "Chicago," "Oklahoma!," "Disney's The Lion King," "The Prom," "Dear Evan Hansen" and “Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations."