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Celebrating the Madison music scene at the 2009 MAMAs

The Lucas Cates Band was the big winner. The pop singer-songwriter took in six MAMAs, including artist of the year. Natty Nation followed closely behind with five, which included a solo nod for lead singer JAH Boogie. But if you didn't attend Saturday night's festivities at the Barrymore Theatre, these are the sights and sounds you missed. >More
 Lake Delton blends two popular bands

In the case of the local music scene, this spring means new projects cropping up. At least for Madison musicians whose energy tends toward the silly and theatrical (jumping jacks, prom dresses), there's been a lot of mating and spawning going on, musically speaking. >More
 Memorial Union Terrace summer music lineup unveiled

Wisconsin Union Directorate's music committee has announced part of the summer lineup for the Memorial Union Terrace. Gabe Herrera, a UW-Madison junior who serves as one of the summer-programming coordinators for the venue, describes the slate as one that takes risks periodically, then returns to the classics. >More
 Billy Joel, Elton John turn Kohl Center into world's largest karaoke bar

Joel and John are unlikely sparring partners. But there they are, the noses of their cruise ship-sized grand pianos touching with a healthy amount of eroticism. The artists at either end bounce like prize fighters atop black padded stools. They begin the program together. >More
 Isthmus Jazz Festival 2009 to feature local and national talent at the UW Memorial Union

The Isthmus Jazz Festival will feature Grammy-winning saxophonist David Sanchez along with 10 local acts on June 5 and 6 at the UW Memorial Union. Sanchez plays a ticketed concert at the Wisconsin Union Theater, while the local musicians perform free of charge outside on the Terrace. The event promises to be a swinging kickoff for summer. >More
 Madison Symphony Orchestra and Chorus conclude season with powerful Verdi's Requiem

Thunder and lightening electrified Overture Hall last weekend as the Madison Symphony Orchestra closed its season with Verdi's Messa da Requiem. This special season for the MSO celebrated the 15th anniversary of its music director and conductor, John DeMain. An added attraction was the recent release of a new CD, Overtures from Overture Hall, recorded live in concert. >More
 Ani DiFranco, Indigo Girls offer hope and fiery politics at concert for The Progressive

For much of Thursday night it was hard to tell who was having a better time at The Progressive's centennial celebration concert, the audience or the artists. But when Dar Williams and Melissa Ferrick lifted a young girl up onto the Orpheum Theatre's towering stage to join them for the second all-star jam to end the evening, it was pretty clear they wouldn't want to be anywhere else. >More
 Dobet Gnahoré stays true to her roots

Rising Afropop star Dobet Gnahore made her Madison debut on Putumayo's Acoustic Africa tour in the fall of 2006. She's been back twice in quick succession, performing in the 2007 Madison World Music Festival at Willy Street Fair, and again last summer at the Fête de Marquette. Gnahore makes her fourth stop in town when she takes the Wisconsin Union Theater World Stage May 1. >More
 Clear Channel Madison to appoint advisory board

Can a radio station outsource more programming to national and regional voices and, at the same time, become more responsive to the community it serves? Clear Channel Communications, which owns three music and three talk radio stations in the Madison market, is about to try. >More
 The Thermals pop with conviction at the High Noon Saloon

Surprisingly, it took The Thermals a little while to get warmed up on Tuesday night. When they took the stage at the High Noon Saloon, lead singer/guitarist Hutch Harris and bassist Kathy Foster were dressed appropriately for the slightly chilly spring night. By the third song on the set list "Let Go," Harris had shed his sport coat, and Foster's sweater followed soon after. The crowd however took a little longer. >More
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