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Saturday, February 24, 2024



Live from the Nest starts semester strong with Quaan Logan

Quaan Logan, a sophomore at UW-Madison, kicked off Live from the Nest for the 2017 Spring semester with a performance that combined raw, personal lyrics and homemade, ethereal beats. Originally from New Orleans, Logan first made music back in his sophomore year of high school.


Run The Jewels brings cult following to the Orpheum

While some spent last Christmas Eve sipping hot cider and buying Santa a Best Buy giftcard, others found themselves enjoying the best gift of all—an early album drop from iconic rap duo Run The Jewels. Fast-forward two very patient months. With a cult following and decades of experience in the industry, Killer Mike and EI-P, the masterminds behind Run The Jewels, shook the Orpheum to its core last night.


Faculty concert showcases masterful choreography and preparations

The past weekend has definitely been an art-filled extravaganza for the city of Madison. Between NoName at the Orpheum, the start of the FoodFight Foodie Week and many other events in the area both large and small, there was ample entertainment for all the Madison communities. Among them included the annual dance department faculty concert titled “Neither East Nor West,” held in the Doubler performance space of Lathrop Hall. Dance department students performed works choreographed by some of the university’s most renowned professors, and the audiences were, without a doubt, impressed.


Dawes dazzles at Barrymore

The way the painted arches flowed into the midnight blue ceiling scattered with twinkling lights, coupled with the scaffolding’s tight embrace of the stage made Dawes’ performance at the Barrymore Theatre on Monday night feel like a night straight out of an indie film. As the venue slowly filled up, it became abundantly clear to me how devoted and appreciative Dawes’ fans are.


‘Stranger Things’ teaser reveals new threats

Amidst the annual Super Bowl buzz, audiences were gifted with the first look at the return of Netflix’s hit sci-fi series, “Stranger Things.” Although the trailer for the second season lasted only 30 seconds, it was packed with a myriad of clues for eager fans to pick apart in anticipation of the official release on Halloween. For starters, the trailer begins with a vintage “Eggo” commercial, immediately drawing fans in with Eleven’s beloved trademark food.


Made You Look's 'Cartoon' gives tattoos with personal touch

Working out of Made You Look Custom Tattoos, located on East Washington Ave, is a humble, veteran artist named Jesus Reyes, otherwise known as “Cartoon.” He is the older brother of Albert Reyes, an artist previously featured on Weekly Ink who works out of Colt’s Timeless Tattoos.


“The Young Pope” adds to HBO’s strong lineup

Church, specifically the Catholic Church, has never been more interesting than it is in “The Young Pope.” Created by Paolo Sorrentino (“This Must Be The Place,” “Youth,” “The Great Beauty”), the new HBO show follows Lenny Belardo (Jude Law) who is anointed Pope Pius XIII at the age of 46.


McCartney shows little musical growth

When 29-year-old pop singer Jesse McCartney caught his first wave of stardom circa 2004, fangirls followed his every move both in magazines and real life. His bright, green eyes, casually disarrayed bowl cut and sweet love song formula put him solidly in the same generation of teen idols as Aaron Carter and Hilary Duff.


D.R.A.M. radiates joy in performance

As I wiggled a pair of stiff jeans over my hips in the packed State Street Urban Outfitters dressing room on Sunday, a fellow dressing room patron ran into their friend. “You going to D.R.A.M. tonight?” said friend one. “Of course!” friend two responded.

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