Excited crowds thronged the elegant, glassy lobby of the Overture Center before David Sedaris, well known humorist, author and comedian, graced the stage with his two hour solo performance on Wednesday.
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Olga Kern, Madison Symphony Orchestra perform the works of Barber, Rachmaninoff, Ravel at the Overture Center
Piano Concerto always makes a scene. The orchestra and the pianist both give all of what they have to each other in the arena — they cooperate, speak and challenge each other.
The Children’s Theater of Madison kicked off its season with the adorably entertaining “Madagascar – A Musical Adventure,” based on DreamWorks animated motion picture.
The release of “Middle-earth: Shadow of War,” a follow-up to 2014’s “Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor,” shows, more than anything else in recent memory, how most game sequels are made.
Isn’t life realistic enough? Why do we need dramas to remind us about the cruelty of life?Nevertheless, reality is reality and attitude is a different matter. As Mrs. Soames, one of the characters in “Our Town,” says, “Wasn't life awful and wonderful?”
“Falsettos” tells the story of an unconventional family doing its best to pass as normal as they grapple with the everyday complexities that come with being a family. Stage Q’s hilarious production just finished its two-week run at the Bartell Theater.
The fall has always been a great season for new video games, and this year is no exception. Fans of photo-realistic racing simulators will be pleased with Microsoft’s “Forza Motorsport 7” (out now) and Sony’s “Gran Turismo Sport” (Oct. 17). Additionally, Bethesda Softworks has a huge month in store, as the publisher is releasing two anticipated sequels with “The Evil Within 2” (Oct. 13) and “Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus” (Oct. 27).
With the fall semester in full swing, we’ve now entered dangerous territory: midterm season. Students are pouring into libraries, turning their music on and buckling down for whatever exam comes next.
On Tuesday night, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” made its Madison debut at the Overture Center for the Arts.
Tom Petty, age 66, has died following a decision to withdraw life support in the wake of no brain activity; he underwent full cardiac arrest in his home in Malibu on Oct. 2, 2017.
As both a company and a brand, Nintendo has always managed to distinguish itself from other game companies in two distinct ways: by being generally more joyful and more convenient than the rest.
Getting a tattoo is a painful process, but it has the silver lining of gaining a piece of art on your body. There are many reasons to get a tattoo—some of them being more common than others — such as honoring a loved one or commemorating an experience. The act of tattooing is not a one-sided experience; you have to consider the side of the artist. A tattoo artist is personally invested in the piece because it reflects their capability as an artist and represents the parlor where they are working. A person can get a tattoo to deal with personal adversity, but how does an artist working on a piece react when they receive news of tragedy?
Dr. David Bowman, orbiting Jupiter, is preparing to leave his spaceship. By this point in “2001: A Space Odyssey,” the onboard computer, HAL 9000, has murdered his fellow astronauts with the kind of unsmiling single-mindedness we’ve come to expect of artificial intelligence.
The fall semester has officially begun, and with that marks the beginning of the fall movie season. The last few months of the year almost always bring forth a diverse mix of blockbusters and Oscar contenders, but there are a few other promising titles lined up in the coming weeks to make for a balanced movie-going experience. Here’s what you need to look out for this fall:
Like an inoperable tumor inside a patient’s brain, cancer has rooted itself deep within our society.
Director of Dining and Culinary Services Peter Testory, who made the decision to pursue a new coffee vendor, hopes the new partnership with Steep & Brew will strengthen the university’s relationship with the surrounding community. It will also help to reduce the dining services’ environmental impact.
On Aug. 1, Steep & Brew will replace Starbucks in campus dining halls.
Five years ago, recent UW-Madison graduate Kristian Iliev was sitting in his high school English teacher’s homeroom. On the other side of the room rested an acoustic guitar that seemed to call out to him. On a whim, Iliev picked up the guitar and began working on a simple chord progression that would eventually become the foundation for his song, “Mrs. Supernova.”When it came time for lyrics, Iliev said the rugged progression needed something equally as raunchy. Inspired by the quirky lyrics of ZZ Top, the track was one of the first pieces put out by The Racing Pulses.
I found First Wave long before I saw my senior graduation. Halfway across the country, there was a piece of the world that seemed almost fitting.
Movie-going experiences are abundant at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For generations, students, staff and community members have had the opportunity to enjoy “Big Screen” entertainment.