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Butch Vig digs into Smart Studio archives for 'American Noise Vol. 2'

By Rob Thomas

“American Noise Vol. 2” from Dirtnap Records is the latest in an ongoing series of recordings released in conjunction with Wendy Schneider’s 2016 documentary “The Smart Studios Story.”  Read more

Going Out: Explore music from the rainforest


Experience Rainforest Rhythms with Kalpulli Yaocenoxtli in the Bolz Conservatory at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave. Traditional… Read more

Bingeworthy: Noomi Rapace gets in our face with Netflix action thriller 'Close'

By Rob Thomas

It’s not perfect, but it gives Rapace the kind of showcase she deserves, and it’s a rare action film led by women both in front of and behind the camera. Read more

'Creatives don’t fit well in boxes': 5 mayoral candidates debate arts policy at the Barrymore

By Lindsay Christians

An optimistic view of the city’s creative growth was the overarching theme at the Barrymore Theatre Wednesday night, which drew a crowd of about 400 people.  Read more

Experimental 'Prototype' conjures up a storm of 3D images

By Rob Thomas

The Madison premiere of “Prototype” (in 3D) takes place at 7 p.m. Friday at the UW-Cinematheque, 4070 Vilas Hall, the first screening of its Spring 2019 film series. The screening is free. Read more


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Reports: Sony drops R. Kelly after furor over allegations

NEW YORK (AP) — Multiple outlets have reported that Sony Music has dropped embattled R&B star R. Kelly from its roster. Read more

Dior pulls the stars in conveyor-belt menswear show in Paris

PARIS (AP) — The black box construction branded "DIOR" was so big it obscured the view of the Eiffel Tower. Read more

Met Opera offers free tickets to federal employees

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal government employees affected by the government shutdown can get some free entertainment in New York. Read more

James Blake, music's most requested collaborator, opens up

NEW YORK (AP) — Some people get lots of invitations. James Blake gets the right ones. Read more

'Robert Durst: An ID Murder Mystery' Explores the Twisted Truth Behind the Real Estate Heir

The multi-millionaire had it all — until he became prime suspect in multiple murders.

Man accused of threat linked to R Kelly turns self in

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — A man accused of threatening a father who says singer R. Kelly kept his daughter from her family has turned himself in. Read more

Correction: Obit-Mary Oliver story

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Jan. 17 about the death of poet Mary Oliver, The Associated Press erroneously quoted one word in her poem, "When Death Comes." The last line should read "this world," not "the world." Read more

Wendy Williams to take health-related break from TV show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wendy Williams is taking an extended break from her TV talk show to deal with health issues related to her immune system disorder, her family said Friday. Read more

Judith Light on Lifetime's 'The Nellie Bly Story' and 'Who's the Boss?' & 'One Life to Live' Memories

The TV vet, who plays Matron Grady in the Lifetime movie, also reflects on 'American Crime Story' and hints at the 'Transparent' finale.

Noomi Rapace explores the female bodyguard life in 'Close'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Director Vicky Jewson was looking for women with dangerous jobs to get inspiration for her next project when she came across the name Jacquie Davis. Davis is a bodyguard, a rare profession for a woman, and has in the past 30 years protected everyone from royals to celebrities like Nicole Kidman and J.K. Rowling, and also staged undercover rescue missions and surveillance operations. There was little question that her experiences would be the perfect template for "Close ," now streaming on Netflix. Read more


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