Art can take many forms. The mind wanders immediately to forms of media such as television or the songs and performances created by today’s music industry. In all artwork, representation and opportunity has become an objective of the highest importance. This shows itself in what art looks like or what it contains, but also in who creates it or performing it.
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Many in Madison would say that the best thing about living here is the number of concerts and live performances that come through town each year. The level of professionalism and quality in which artists possess is astounding in every performance — be it at The Sylvee or the Majestic or anywhere else.
Every now and then, you hear a song or listen to an album and you find it nearly impossible to accurately describe what was just heard with words. Sometimes that’s good, sometimes it’s bad.
The Chainsmokers with 5 Seconds of Summer at the Alliant Energy Center – 11/9
For millions of Americans, comic books have been an escape from our regular reality for nearly a century. Characters like Batman or Spider-Man inspire us to be the best versions of ourselves, while also showing us that it’s okay to be “super” and still have faults.
In the late 1990s, two massive wrestling companies dominated the industry which at the time was deeply entrenched in American pop culture. Then-the WWF and the now defunct WCW competed for the audience’s attention on a near-nightly basis.
The SpongeBob Musical — Oct. 8-13 at the Overture Center for the Arts
One of the best stand-up comedians of all time is back with another hour of hilarity… and be warned: this one is harsh.
Madison is home to dozens of venues for taking in movies, plays, musicals and concerts. The Daily Cardinal highlights some highly anticipated events happening on campus this fall semester, as well as a few movies and shows for you to enjoy in between studies!
After the epic and emotional mega hit which was “Avengers: Endgame,” Marvel Cinematic Universe fans needed the next movie in the 23-film series to be a bit of an emotional pick me up. And a brand-new solo adventure featuring the one and only friendly neighborhood web slinger is exactly what was needed!
When I was a kid, it wasn’t uncommon for me to buy two or three CDs in a week. With several music stores in the area, there was no shortage of CDs both old and new.
After what has felt like an endless string of internet rumors, fan fervor and false starts, at last we have our first look at the conclusion of the Skywalker saga.
Everyone has their favorites and personal opinions. But if you ask just about anyone, the common consensus is nearly unanimous: Heath Ledger has given us the greatest performance as the legendary and menacing comic book villain, the Joker, to date.
Throughout music history, few bands and acts have been able maintain a level of consistent success as well as Breaking Benjamin has. Enduring its own share of struggles, founder/lead vocalist Ben Burnley has reorganized, assembling a new incarnation of the legendary hard rock group. Now a five-piece well-oiled machine, many fans, critics and even Burnley himself feel the band is heavier and more complete than in the past.
Since 2002’s Saturate was released, American rock radio has featured a constant presence that has produced solid hits time after time again. Breaking Benjamin has traversed an always-morphing musical landscape, survived several member changes and has simply gotten the better of time itself.
What’s in a band’s name?
One of the most endearing qualities of our fair city is a seemingly universal love for the arts. Every day of the week, on nearly every day of the year, citizens can look to all the venues scattered throughout the area to hear and see poets, musicians and the like perform at a high level.
The Overture Center off State Street has long been considered a high-quality establishment to see a high-quality show. Some of the biggest acts in the performing arts have made their way through Madison and made a stop at the Overture. Many Madison residents have attended as guests or have had the privilege to work there.
On Thursday, Jan. 31, Madison was on the back end of the worst week of cold weather that many of us have ever seen. Residents were told to stay inside, turn up the heat and not leave unless it was necessary. Surely, no one would be in the mood to celebrate just yet with temperatures well below zero and snow falling steadily, right? Well, Madison’s music and concert scene didn’t seem phased one bit.
The 2019 Academy Award nominations were announced yesterday morning in Los Angeles. A wider range of selections in genres highlights the list of nominees.