Terrace Views
Local Talent and Child Star will Shine at Jazz Fest
May25

Local Talent and Child Star will Shine at Jazz Fest

There are certain moments in life when everything feels like it’s fallen into place. Sitting at the Memorial Union Terrace on a warm summer night, watching the sun set and listening to live music, it’s easy to feel like you are where you should be in life.The feeling will soon return with the reopening of the renovated Terrace, which sets the stage for the upcoming 2016 Isthmus Jazz Festival June 17-18 & 22. Wisconsin Union...

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Madison World Music Festival Brings in Artists from Abroad
Sep08

Madison World Music Festival Brings in Artists from Abroad

While Madison’s music scene continues to flourish, it’s not every day that artists come from across the globe for one weekend. On September 18th and 19th, the Wisconsin Union will play host to international artists from countries as far as Niger and South Korea during the Madison World Music Festival. For the 12th year in a row, Madisonians will hear music that rarely reaches American airwaves. Typical instruments like guitar and bass...

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Legend Joins UW’s Jazz Orchestra at Shannon Hall
Jun08

Legend Joins UW’s Jazz Orchestra at Shannon Hall

This summer will bring sun, smiles and because of the Isthmus Jazz Fest, tunes. The annual event on June 19-20 will be bigger and feature Headliner Freddy Cole, regarded as one of the most influential singers in jazz music. Jazz music surrounded Cole growing up as the younger brother of Nat “King” Cole. The UW Jazz Orchestra , comprised of both undergraduate and graduate students, will open for Cole’s performance on...

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Throwback Thursday: Music and Meatballs
Aug21

Throwback Thursday: Music and Meatballs

Met Opera baritone Leonard Warren concluded the Concert Series season in May 1948. With a spare day between concerts, he made spaghetti and tossed salad in the Green Room kitchenette–the backstage reeked of garlic for a week. —The Wisconsin Union Theater: Fifty Golden Years Mamma Mia! Hungry for spaghetti and sweet sounds? Read Leonard Warren’s recipe below for the perfect pasta-meatball combo, and check out the...

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A Season to Remember
Jul30

A Season to Remember

This is a very special year for the Wisconsin Union Theater.  With its 75th anniversary and first time in the newly renovated theater spaces, the Union Theater has a lot in store for this upcoming season. Performances featuring Yo-Yo Ma, Don McLean and Judy Collins, BANDALOOP and more, the 2014-’15 season commemorates its many past accomplishments and makes a huge step moving forward. Director of the Wisconsin Union Theater...

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