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Emo Philips grows up

At age 50, Emo Philips has eased into a persona less like the troubled child of his 1980s performances and more like, well, a veteran telling finely crafted jokes >More
 Lewis Black quivers with rage at the Overture Center

I've always enjoyed Lewis Black's caustic rants on The Daily Show but wondered how I'd fare sitting through an entire evening of his comedy at the Overture Center. I worried that his explosive delivery and venomous tirades might be grating, but happily Black's "Red, White and Screwed' show was consistently funny, provocative and never tiresome. >More
 Portrait of Bayview

This week's You Are Here column mentions "Portrait of a Neighborhood," a photographic exhibit about the Bayview community that continues on view through the end of January at the UW-Madison's Multicultural Student Center. >More
 Arts 2006

Madison celebrated its 150th birthday this year. And whatever you think about Madison's arts scene, you've got to admit: It's come a long way since 1856. Back then, there were about two dozen paintings in the town's one museum. >More
 Zane Williams focuses on Madison

As a supplement to this week's You Are Here column, photographer Zane Williams has agreed to share a sampler of photographs from his glossy new book, Madison, in a gallery following below. >More
 A culture crash in Madison's arts scene?

The Madison arts scene has exploded in the past 15 years, with a sharp increase in arts groups and arts events. Can a medium-sized city support this big-time arts scene? Can our many arts groups find an audience and survive? And how has the new Overture Center changed the playing field? >More
 Art smart

We asked lcoal notables to share their favorite album covers by local artists. >More
 Cover story

'The cover always has to be related to the music,' says Jon Hain, owner of Mother Fool's Coffeehouse and Uvulittle Records. 'It doesn't have to be literal ' 'okay, here is a picture of the four people in the band' ' but it has to evoke some sort of feeling and expectation about what's inside. >More
 A ghost of Christmas past

When CTM Madison Family Theatre Company abruptly canceled the balance of its season last January and dismissed artistic director Colin Douglas, the future looked bleak for the decades-old company. But the debt-ridden troupe stuck with plans to return at holiday time, and come Dec. 1 it will mount 10 performances of its annual production of A Christmas Carol in the Overture Center's Capitol Theater. >More

By any measure, PhotoMidwest 2006 is a big event. Organized by the Center of Photography at Madison, the month-long celebration of photography (which runs through the end of October) includes workshops, lectures and dozens of exhibitions at 80 different venues. Held every other year, PhotoMidwest began life in 2002 as the locally focused Photo Fest. Today, it concentrates on the work of amateur and professional photographers from seven Midwestern states, and chairperson Patricia Delker says it draws attendees from as far away as California and Canada. >More
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