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Madison's water, classical ensembles, Union Terrace in the May 17 issue of Isthmus


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What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:

  • Erik Ness reports on whether Madison's water supply is safe into the future.

  • Joe Tarr reports on the city's new effort to solicit budget proposals online.

  • Joe Tarr reports that the city's budget gap is likely to be $7 million.

  • Elliot Hughes interviews Amelia and Nathan Royko Maurer, who have continued their crusade for shooting victim Paul Heenan.

  • Larry Kaufmann wants the feds out of our schools.

  • Sandy Tabachnick profiles six local ensembles that are changing the course of classical music.

  • Scott Gordon discusses Booked for Murder's new name, ownership change and move to Monroe Street.

  • Jessica Steinhoff chats with novelist Jacquelyn Mitchard about the legacy of Nancy Thurow, cofounder of Children's Theater of Madison.

  • Cameron Connors finds Strollers Theatre's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream to be unconventional but ambitious.

  • Cameron Connors is convinced by the evocation of a certain mid-20th century Wisconsin town in Mercury Players Theatre's production of The Arsonists.

  • Scott Gordon reports on the UW Union's efforts to stop music fans from moshing in the Rathskeller.

  • Brian Palmer discusses Anas Mitchell's Child Ballads, an album of centuries-old folk tunes.

  • Dean Robbins gives thumbs up to Fox's sibling-rivalry sitcom The Goodwin Games.

  • MaryAnn Johanson says Star Trek Into Darkness reflects the pessimism of the post-9/11 era, while Scott Renshaw critiques Baz Luhrmann's use of visual fireworks in The Great Gatsby.

  • Linda Falkenstein looks at a new alliance in Madison coffee between Ancora and Just Coffee.

  • Andre Darlington pairs some agile spring wines with a savory panna cotta.

  • Jay Rath surveys the new landscape behind the Memorial Union as the Terrace re-opens.

  • Tell All counsels a husband propositioned by his friends.

  • Jason Joyce previews the 56ers soccer season.

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