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In person performance by Madison College music ensambles like the one pictured above cant currently happen because of COVID-19 pandemic, so the colleges music department is developing other ways for students to stay engaged in the activities they enjoy.

Music Department Update 

Anica Graney , Editor-in-Chief  October 14, 2020

Co-Music Director Jamie Kember usually teaches a three-credit course every year at Madison College along with directing jazz ensembles and teaching at LaFollette High School.   “This is...

Summerfest illustration

Summerfest – World’s biggest music festival

Brighid Monahan, Staff Writer April 20, 2016

When thinking about Wisconsin summers, many of us think of rolling hills, corn and 4-H fairs. Even though these are staples of the state and take up a good portion of the summer there is more to our state’s...

Kyle Rightley and Lo Marie

A glimpse into a songwriter’s life

John Everman, Staff Writer March 2, 2016

Madison - On Thursday, February 25, two local musicians sat down to talk about their lives as artists and writers as part of the Writer’s Life Lecture Series. The event, the first to feature songwriters...

Escaping the echoes of Adele

Stephanie Riedel, Copy Editor February 3, 2016

In his video, Viner and YouTuber Curtis Lepore drives down the street in his royal blue BMW. Switching on his radio, Adele’s “Hello” sings out. He casually switches the channel, but it also plays...

Adele ‘25’ sells millions

Alyssa Washington, Staff Writer December 10, 2015

Adele has done it once again. Her new album, “25,” was released on Nov. 20. According to Nielsen Music, 3.48 million copies were bought within the first week. Now, the album has sold over 4.2 million...

Justin Bieber releases 6th studio album

Megan Behnke, Staff Writer December 10, 2015

Six years after his debut album, three years after his last studio album, and just coming off a two year hiatus, Justin Bieber his back and better than ever. His newest album, “Purpose,” is an incredible...

Tani Diakite Afrofunk

‘Medicine for the Soul’ A Look Into the Life of Madison’s Very Own Afrofunk Star

Mouna Algahaithi, News Editor November 10, 2015

Tani Diakite sits in a worn-out gray shirt and baggy pants; his long dreads swing as he caresses the strings of the kamale n’goni, or young man’s harp, sitting on the carpet of his home. My eyes closed,...

Crowd at the Taste of Madison

Taste of Madison offered visitors range of tasty, affordable options

Mouna Algahaithi, News Editor September 16, 2015

Whether it was Venezuelan sweet plantains and roasted garlic empanadas or deep-fried cookie dough, the selection at Taste of Madison was far from average. Madison hosted its 33rd annual end-of-summer food...

The many stages of awesome

Alison Malek, Staff Writer September 19, 2014

Looking for a way to get involved at Madison College?  Love to act or work behind the scenes in a theatre? If so, here’s your opportunity. Madison College offers astounding Performing Arts programs....

Halcyon Days

Andrea DeBauche, Staff Writer September 10, 2013

Kids, get out your glow sticks and have a listen to Ellie Goulding’s new album, Halcyon Days. Halcyon Days is a re-release of 2012’s Halcyon, but 10 new tracks make a contribution as a new and advanced...

Staying in tune with music in Madison

Jon Reid, Arts editor August 26, 2013

Welcome back. And, for all the newbies, welcome here. I’m sure all of you love music, right? If not, you need to. Anyways, my intent for this column is to help you expand and broaden your horizons with...

Music instructor brings passion and enthusiasm to classroom

Ross Schuette, Staff Writer December 4, 2012

There is a woman who roams the halls, cafeteria and copy center of the downtown campus, discreetly disguised as an ordinary college student. She may be easily spotted with exotic hats and arms covered...

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