Post by Christian Neuhaus on 5/21/2013 10:30am
“Wrong” and “gruesome” aren’t among the words I would normally use to introduce Madison’s newest theatre company, but Theatre in All the Wrong Places made its Madison premiere with Rajiv Joseph’s 2009 play “Gruesome Playground Injuries” last weekend. One of the company’s goals is to “explore non-traditional performance venues” and the performance took place at community workspace Sector 67.
Post by dane101 on 5/21/2013 5:57am
Today is May 21, 2013. On this day in 1992, the second-to-last episode of The Tonight Show Staring Johnny Carson, featuring guests Robin Williams and Bette Midler, aired. Carson had no guests on his final episode.
* WSJ (paywall): Willy Street Co-op eyes upgrade and another store
* MJS (paywall): Report: Job training rule for food stamps would trim rolls by half
Post by dane101 on 5/20/2013 1:09am
Today is May 20, 2013.
Post by Scott Gordon on 5/17/2013 10:00am
The response to the upcoming Make Music Madison event has been equal parts enthusiasm and wariness. Isthmus' update on MMM's city-wide efforts follows suit, noting that it sounds fun, but also seems incongruously stealthy. "If there was a billboard, I whisked right past it. If there was a radio ad or Facebook campaign, my social network was tuned in elsewhere," Jessica Steinhoff writes.
Speaking of big outdoor-music events, the Madison Mallards' Pondamonium fest won't be coming back in 2013, despite its big debut last summer.
Post by dane101 on 5/17/2013 6:00am
Today is May 17, 2013. On this day in 2004, Massachusetts became the first U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage.
* WSJ (paywall): No signs of emerald ash borer in sampling of Madison trees
Post by Mark Riechers on 5/16/2013 10:00am
This week the Arts Extract Podcast gives you the first in a two-part preview of the Madison area’s outdoor entertainment options.
Post by dane101 on 5/16/2013 6:00am
Today is May 16, 2013. On this date in 1866, the US Mint authorizes production of the Shield Nickel.
* Lueders: "[Governor] Walker’s latest executive budget, for 2013-15, included what the [Legislative] Fiscal Bureau identified as 58 policy items and 15 pieces of pork — that is, expenditures or breaks with specific beneficiaries."
* WSJ [paywall]: "In a report to a three-judge panel, the two sides in the litigation [about Wisconsin's 2011 redistricting] said they found no solid proof the thousands of files deleted from state computers were removed with bad intent nor that turning those files over to plaintiffs would have changed the outcome of a federal case challenging Wisconsin’s redistricting."
Post by dane101 on 5/15/2013 6:00am
Today is May 15, 2013.
* CT [paywall]: Proposed 500 State Street apartment tower unveiled
Post by Fareed Guyot on 5/14/2013 9:00am
This post originally ran on Willy Street Blog.
A promise of the departed was fulfilled by his friends Saturday (May 11) as students of Erik Anderson were given airplane rides at the Dane Country Regional Airport. Anderson taught Aviation classes at Madison East High School and music at Sherman Middle School for 11 years before he died suddenly in his classroom last September.
Known by students and colleagues alike as having the unique ability to connect and motivate the most troubled students, Anderson reveled in teaching Aviation at East and promised to take any student that was interested for a ride his airplane, which he kept at his home on the Waunakee Airport.
Post by dane101 on 5/14/2013 6:00am
Today is May 14, 2013, the 40th Anniversary of the launch of Skylab, which was the first U.S. space station. Skylab crews proved humans could live and work effectively for long periods of time in space. After attempts to correct its orbit were unsuccessful, Skylab mostly burned up reentering Earth's atmosphere on July 11, 1979 over Australia.
* WSJ (Paywall): 'Junk food' bill sparks debate
* WSJ (Paywall): Federal sentence for repeat offender seen as caution to others
* WSJ (Paywall): Madison startup joins prestigious TechStars incubator
* MJS(Paywall): Crowds of supporters to attend farmer's raw-milk trial