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Collecting MadVideos -- Making plans for Chad Vader Episode 6

Writing is underway and production is tentatively scheduled to being in early February for the sixth episode of Chad Vader, the online T.V. series that is Madison's most robust export in the world of internet superstardom. Created by Matt Sloan and Aaron Yonda of Blame Society Productions, the series is currently slated to continue at least three more episodes. Their video update follows below. >More
 Collecting MadVideos -- Trainspotting in Madison

Throughout the country, there is a small but dedicated group of enthusiasts who document railroad crossings and accompanying train signals. One of these persons is Andre Wehrle, a Stoughton native who has shot videos throughout the state of the rail behemoths. At the end of 2006, he captured photos and video footage of a Wisconsin Southern train crossing through the east side of Madison. >More
 Collecting MadVideos -- Blueheels rock the Crystal

On Jan. 6, the Neenah-based hard-rocking country quintet Blueheels played to an appreciative crowd at the Crystal Corner Bar. They are touring in support of their new album Long Gone, gradually making a name for themselves throughout the state with each stop. >More
 Pregnant pause

James, an English mystery writer, attempted to solve one of the greatest mysteries of them all: Why do we behave the way we do? Is it because we want to make a better world for our children? And if there were no children, would we behave even worse than we do now? Her answer was a resounding yes. >More
 Collecting MadVideos -- Get ready for the 2007 Cronometro Bike Swap

This weekend marks the sixteenth annual Cronometro Bike Swap, the midwinter bicycling extravaganza that features the buying, selling, and swapping of new and used bikes, components, tools, accessories and clothing. >More
 Collecting MadVideos -- Getting ready for the MLS draft

Last weekend, UW senior defender Aaron Hohlbein participated in the Major League Soccer Player Combine in Fort Lauderdale in his next steps towards a pro career. A native of Middleton, Hohlbein completed his final season with the Badgers last year, and was named a third team All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America at the end of the season. Before this honor was announced, Hohlbein was interviewed about his thoughts on the sport of fÃtbol and prospects in the combine. >More
 Collecting MadVideos -- The Wandering Sons return to Madison

On the eve of New Year's Eve, the Appleton-based country-soul band The Wandering Sons played a show at Café Montmartre. Touring throughout the upper Midwest regularly through this winter, the group is getting ready to release their forthcoming album, to be titled Little Bird. A live concert clip follows below. >More
 Collecting MadVideos -- A vegetable oil road trip

A pair identifying themselves solely as Sacha and Mary are planning to drive a converted 1982 Mercedes Benz 300DT more than 6000 miles to educate and evangelize folks more than 20 cities about the fuel alternatives. Calling it the "Vegetable Oil Road Trip," they're hitting the road on March 29. >More
 Collecting MadVideos -- Paddling the Badfish Creek

While the unseasonably warm weather is preventing the enjoyment of various winter sports around these parts, it is lengthening the season for fun on the water. From the Wisconsin River to the lakes around Madison, waterways in southern Wisconsin generally remain open. It's a good excuse to learn about a lesser-known canoe destination in the region. >More
 Tarazod Films' La Fe'e Rouge hits Independent Lens

Though La Fe'e Rouge might sound like the title to an old French cinema classic, it's actually a new short film created in Mount Horeb. Produced and directed by Tashai Lovington and Robert Lughai of Tarazod Films, it is a fantastical first person look at Barbie dolls as they are transformed in an artistic rite-of-passage. >More
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