Entertainment

Wineke: Madison Opera performs Beethoven's only opera

Groups other than Madison Opera have performed Beethoven's "Fidelio," too, but the Madison performance Friday (it repeats Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Overture Center) was really one of the most enjoyable musical events in Madison for quite some time.

Ringling circus shed in Baraboo gets renovation

Project complete after nearly a decade

Contractors have completed a more than $1 million renovation of a unique circus building which once housed train cars in Baraboo before the "greatest show on Earth" was taken across the country.

Arctic blast brings early ski season to southern Wis.

Tyrol Basin hopes to open 2 ski runs this weekend

An arctic blast has gripped much of the nation causing temperatures to plunge. While that is unwelcome news to many it is cause for celebration at Wisconsin ski resorts.

Hooks Cheese: better with age

Hook's fifteen-year cheddar is truly unique

Americans are hooked on cheddar—it was the most popular type of cheese sold in the U.S. up until a few years ago.

Most of 35K Freakfest attendees well-behaved, police say

Arrests, citations issued for open intoxicants, disorderly conduct

Though there were several arrests and citations issued, Madison police said the vast majority of people who attended Saturday night's Freakfest were well-behaved.

Madison Magazine's M List 2014

35 entrepreneurs and innovators cooking up change in the local economy and culture

35 entrepreneurs and innovators cooking up change in the local economy and culture

Wineke review: Olga Kern dominates MSO stage

Madison loves pianist Olga Kern. She was almost awarded a standing ovation from the Madison Symphony Orchestra audience just for coming on stage, and when she left the stage a half-hour or so later the audience seemed perfectly happy applauding until she came back again and again.

Review: 1 More APT Production, a Greek Drama

The theater just opened its final production of the season, "Alcestis," a Greek drama first produced in 438 B.C. and brought back to the stage in its current form by the late poet Ted Hughes in 1999.

Alcestis at APT

The theater just opened its final production of the season, "Alcestis," a Greek drama first produced in 438 B.C. and brought back to the stage in its current form by the late poet Ted Hughes in 1999.