Hip hop artists Rob Dz and Opal Ellyse play the High Noon Saloon in Madison Tuesday for the second session of Cap Times Live. DJ Vilas Park Sniper performs as well, and Cap Times features editor Rob Thomas poses questions. Sponsored by Monona Bank, Goodman's Jewelers, Lake Louie Brewing and Hinckley Productions.
STATE JOURNAL VIEW: Downtown needs more events and engagement
Mad Lit 2021 is a new free event series taking place every other Friday night at the top of State Street, masterminded by Madison hip-hop artist Rob "Rob Dz" Franklin.
Friday evening series to showcase local musicians and artists of color.
A Task Force on Equity in Music and Entertainment has prepared 31 recommendations for fixing inequities and racism in Madison's music scene, particularly with regard to hip-hop.
Blamed over the years for inciting fights, gang activity, riots, gunfire and all manner of intoxicated misbehavior, the stigma has deepened the city’s racial divide and created a desert as venues for the music have all but dried up.
Cafe CODA, the jazz club musician Hanah Jon Taylor had planned for Metropolitan Place, is now set to open Saturday as part of the Fountain on State Street.
Whether it is helping them with their stage presence or creating opportunities to promote and perform their music, seasoned artists are working to ensure the rookies in the game are well prepared to thrive. Within this circle these young creatives are, in turn, sharing their gifts with their peers.
Madison Public Library received the National Medal for Museum and Library Service on Wednesday.
Madison Public Library's dedication to community service and engagement is being honored nationally.