Sports & Entertainment

Study: Madison ranks high for artists

The study measured the number of people employed in artistic careers, the concentration of creative jobs, and the average salary of artists in each location.

Golf outing raises $46,500 for charity

This year’s First Business Bank Charity Golf Invitational raised $46,500 to be shared between Middleton Outreach Ministry, Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County, McFarland Food Pantry, Garding Against Cancer, and the Diocese of Madison Foundation.

Shannon Hall to host Sphinx Virtuosi

Chamber orchestra Sphinx Virtuosi will perform on Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the first performance of the Wisconsin Union Theatre’s 2021–22 Concert Series.

DeWalt sponsors UW Badger sports

DEWALT, part of Stanley Black & Decker, announced it will make its college sports debut during the upcoming football season by sponsoring 25 programs across the United States, including the University of Wisconsin–Madison football program.

Lessons from the Great Recession about COVID economic recovery

The long-term economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will take years to ascertain fully. To overcome the economic challenges created by the pandemic and its fallout, it’s important to have a good initial understanding of the state of U.S. business creation and longevity prior to the current COVID-19 crisis.

MSO shifts programs due to mask mandate

Madison Symphony Orchestra (MSO) announced the postponement of its Joyful Reunion, Beethoven’s Ninth concerts, and has added a new program entitled String Spirit during the same period.

Pressure mounts for employers to mandate COVID vaccine

Employers have tried pleading, cajoling, and a myriad of incentives, but so far even the devasting effects of the Delta variant haven’t compelled the most stubborn COVID-19 vaccine procrastinators from taking the pandemic poke. But now, a cascading confluence of developments, including the increased hospitalizations cause by the variant, are forcing the hand of employers who have been reluctant to mandate the vaccine for their workers.

Madison’s newest nightclub on hold before starting

Entertainment and liquor license applications filed last week with the city have been withdrawn for a large nightclub with DJs, live music, a dance floor, and up to 38 VIP lounges in a vacant building near West Towne Mall.

Wisconsin Union Theater releases 2021-22 schedule

The 2021-2022 season at Wisconsin Union Theater will include jazz, classical music, R&B music, and the return of the Black Arts Matter Festival, according to a release from the organization. Beginning in September, the season will feature in-person performances and some virtual attendance options. The line-up…

Madison’s music scene is robust but imbalanced

A report commissioned by the City of Madison and Dane County on the economic impact of local music praises the quality and variety of our local musicians, but also provides stark figures about low pay and racial disparities in local music.

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