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Heritage Tavern, homelessness, fall arts, "ghost" signs in the August 15 issue of Isthmus

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

  • André Darlington follows Chef Dan Fox on the road to starting a restaurant from scratch.

  • Joe Tarr reports on continued delays in siting a homeless day shelter for Dane County.

  • Joe Tarr reports that work on Central Park will begin in September.

  • Noah Phillips explores how Wisconsin offenders on probation are sometimes placed in homeless shelters.

  • Bruce Murphy argues that Democrats may be Wisconsin's real fiscal conservatives.

  • Laura Jones highlights 50 intriguing fall events coming up at Overture Center and Wisconsin Union Theater.

  • Laura Jones is wowed by the scope of Four Seasons Theatre's Les Misérables.

  • Jennifer A. Smith enjoys both the humor and depth of American Players Theatre's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.

  • Brent Stewart catches up with the UW School of Music's new director, Susan C. Cook.

  • Joshua M. Miller chats with Americana songbird Miss Meaghan Owens.

  • Brian Palmer discusses James Taylor and Carly Simon's tuneful son, Ben, who is stopping by the Frequency.

  • Dean Robbins admires Kirstie Alley's villainy in Lifetime's Baby Sellers.

  • Scott Renshaw says Lee Daniels' The Butler is an idiosyncratic take on the history of the civil rights movement.

  • Kenneth Burns lauds funny, sensitive storytelling in the Danish rom-com Love Is All You Need.

  • André Darlington discusses the advantages of picking a wine from Portugal.

  • Jay Rath squints and deciphers some very faded "ghost" advertising signs.

  • Close to Home: Andy Moore confesses his secret infatuation with cute, adoptable pooches.

  • Tell All hears from readers disturbed by a cross-dresser's secrecy.

  • Dan Seiter is intrigued by the musical possibilities of a Packer named Banjo.

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