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Bassist extraordinaire Richard Davis to headline the 2014 Isthmus Jazz Festival

In its search for a 2014 headliner, the Isthmus Jazz Festival found a superstar close to home. Richard Davis is not only a longtime music professor at the UW-Madison, but an internationally celebrated jazz bassist. He will perform with pianist Willie Pickens on Saturday, June 21, in the Wisconsin Union Theater. >More
 In 700 Sundays, Billy Crystal explores the forging of a Jewish comedian's soul

Billy Crystal performs his Tony-winning one-man play 700 Sundays before a live audience, telling the story of his wonderful, horrible Long Island childhood (Saturday, 8 p.m., HBO). He stands in front of a brick faÃade that evokes his modest abode, with home movies and photos from the 1950s and '60s flashing on the walls. "When I was a kid," he says, "I would do anything for a laugh." >More
 Fargo the flop: The movie's genius is lost in the translation to series TV

There's only one word for the Coen Brothers' 1996 movie Fargo: genius. It creates a parallel universe where a desperate family man contracts with criminals and gets tripped up by a cop who's shrewder than she looks. The Coens keep comedy and carnage, satire and suspense, in perfect balance. As I said, genius. >More
 A techie strikes it rich in the brilliant satire Silicon Valley

With Beavis and Butt-head, Mike Judge established himself as the bard of mumbling, antisocial, all-American nerds. But Judge tops himself with Silicon Valley, which locates the nerve center of modern-day nerd culture in the San Francisco area's tech industry. >More
 #MadPlay chronicles 24 hours of fun

We came, we saw, we played. Isthmus has finished its 24-hour immersion in fun -- a massive citywide project we called "Madison at Play." >More
 #MadPlay: Here's what Madison is doing for fun March 28-29

What are you doing for fun this weekend? We aim to find out with #MadPlay, a partnership between Isthmus and the UW-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communications. From 6 p.m. on Friday, March 28, through 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, Isthmus reporters and UW journalism students will fan out to all corners of the city to chronicle the various ways people are amusing themselves. >More
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 In Surviving Jack, hapless '90s teens make room for daddy

Fox had the brilliant idea of building a sitcom around Christopher Meloni's hard-guy routine. In Surviving Jack, the veteran character actor (42, True Blood) does what he does best: finding the humor in a fearsome authority figure who's exasperated by the idiots in his midst. >More
 My love affair with Wisconsin homeboy Harry Houdini

Magician Harry Houdini conquered the world with his daring escapes, but he was a Wisconsin boy at heart. He grew up as Ehrich Weiss in Appleton in the late 19th century and loved returning there even after he became a showbiz sensation. >More
 Our freelancers, ourselves

This week's cover story is a report on Wisconsin's frac sand controversy from the belly of the beast. Contributor Tamara Dean, who lives in Vernon County, lets us know how it feels to have the sand mining industry scope out her neighborhood. >More
 John Leguizamo tells his tragicomic life story in Ghetto Klown

In a stunning one-man show called Ghetto Klown, John Leguizamo presents a "cautionary tale." He details his progression from a poor Latino boy to a showbiz star to a jerk. Leguizamo may be the most appealing jerk in Broadway history. >More
 Come play with us

We all know Madison is a fun place to live, but how fun is it, exactly? How do we amuse ourselves? Where do we amuse ourselves? And who participates in these amusements? On March 28 and 29, we'll try to find out. And we need your help. >More
 In Crisis, criminal masterminds use teenagers to take over the world

An icy CEO (Gillian Anderson), a troubled ex-CIA analyst (Dermot Mulroney) and other D.C. parents drop off their kids at an elite high school for a field trip. Before long, the bus is ambushed by criminal masterminds who blackmail the well-connected parents to do their bidding. >More
 #MadPlay: Help Isthmus show how Madison entertains itself on March 28-29, 2014

We all know Madison is a fun place to live, but how fun is it, exactly? How do we amuse ourselves? Where do we amuse ourselves? And who participates in these amusements? On March 28 and 29, we'll try to find out. And we need your help. From 6 p.m. on the 28th to 6 p.m. on the 29th, Isthmus reporters will fan out to all corners of the city to explore "Madison at Play," or #MadPlay. >More
 A 10-year-old savior goes on the run in Believe

A 10-year-old girl named Bo (Johnny Sequoyah) has extraordinary powers, along with being extraordinarily cute. She can see the future, control nature and even save the world " that is, if the bad guys don't kidnap her for their own nefarious purposes. >More
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