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The Madison Area Music Association, Heid Music and WISC-TV3 Join Together to Create the 1st Chair Program

The Madison Area Music Association, Heid Music and WISC-TV3 Join Together to Create the 1st Chair Program   You’ve no doubt heard of WISC-TV3’s Topnotch Teachers program, where the community nominates an outstanding teacher on a monthly


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GREG GINTER’S GUITAR SHOP: YOU CAN’T PUT THE GENIE BACK IN THE BOTTLE

It was not the kind of fireworks that Greg Ginter might have wanted when his famed Guitar Shop at 2215 Atwood Avenue caught fire in early July. The fire was restricted to the rear of the


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Life Goes On for Former Producers Star Kyle Henderson

Life Goes On for Former Producers Star Kyle Henderson The trend for most musicians in Madison is to reach some level of recognition and dedication to their craft and then look for more fertile soil to


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BANDALLAMAS: THE POWER OF COLLABORATION

BANDALLAMAS: THE POWER OF COLLABORATION The Steel Bridge Song Fest has been responsible for a whole lot more than just saving a megaton structure in Sturgeon Bay. The annual event has become a laboratory for songwriters


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BETH KILLE ON SONGWRITING, BUILDING FANS AND THE CLEAR BLUE BETTY REUNION Clear Blue Betty will play a one-time reunion show on Sunday, November 13th from 1-3 PM at the High Noon Saloon, to benefit Girls


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Lucas Cates Band Benefits Flood Victims in North Dakota Written by Teri Barr It’s the kind of story even a busy, Northside Madison-based, nationally touring group of musicians couldn’t ignore.  And as more details about the


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What Does it Really Take to be a Musician? In his book, This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession, Daniel J. Levitin sites several studies done on the workings of the


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Mark Croft: Doing the Work We first interviewed Mark Croft in the April 2006 of Rick’s Cafe. he had just won his first awards at the Third Annual Madison Area Music Awards. Re-reading that article amde


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Ronald Leonard Brings Powerful Gifts to UW This Weekend Ronald Leonard has achieved enough as a solo, chamber and orchestra musician, conductor and renowned teacher for at least three distinguished lifetimes. This weekend local music lovers


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1st Annual Madison Hip-Hop Awards: An Impressive Show of Unity

1st Annual Madison Hip-Hop Awards: An Impressive Show of Unity The First Annual Madison Hip-Hop Awards took place at the Barrymore Theater on Friday, November 5th. The crowd was estimated at nearly 300 but the enthusiasm and excitement


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