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Wisconsin’s Trapper Schoepp Shares Songwriting Credit With Bob Dylan

There aren’t many Midwestern musicians who share a songwriting credit with Bob Dylan. But Milwaukee artist Trapper Schoepp is now ...

Is That Really Madison Up On The Big Screen?

The 91st Academy Awards ceremony is happening this Sunday, which got Dean Robbins thinking about movies set in and around ...

Comedian Brings Dorkdom, Stand-Up Back To Milwaukee

Jackie Kashian fell hard for comedy while attending University of Wisconsin-Madison, but the elements were there while growing up in ...

What is THE Wisconsin Song?

We recently received a question from a listener, Antoinette, who asked: "Why doesn't Wisconsin have a song? There isn't a ...

Sister’s Accordion Sparks Mother’s Ire

January is National Polka Month. And what better place to commemorate this iconic sound than in Wisconsin, where the polka ...

Joni Mitchell Skates On Lake Mendota—And Into Music History

This story brings together a mid-winter ice storm, the southeast shore of Lake Mendota in Madison, ice skating, and a ...

Musician Adapts To Limb Difference, Works With Kids

Tony Memmel is a Waukesha native who is living his passion: a career in music.  He plays guitar and piano, ...

The Badger Within: Comedian Charlie Berens On Loving, Lampooning Wisconsin

Geez Louise, comedian Charlie Berens has had a big year. As host of the Manitowoc Minute, he’s performing sold out ...

Madison Comedian’s Cell Phone Breaks Up With Him

I bet SOME of you…are a little addicted to your phones. Keeping up with texts, social media, news updates, & cat videos...some ...

Stevens Point Artist Creates Buzz With Encaustic Art

Find Jessie Fritsch’s booth at a local art fair, and a crowd of curious onlookers usually isn’t far behind. Fritsch ...

“The Twelve Days Of Christmas” In Wisconsin

Did you know the first lyrics for the song, "The Twelve Days of Christmas," were published in London in 1780? ...

Washburn Woman Specializes In Basket Weaving With Native Materials

When Tina Fung Holder goes for a walk, there's always a chance some part of nature will come home with ...

Readers Rejoice, A Storylord Comes!

Many Wisconsin students grew up watching "Storylords" in the 1980s and 1990s. They’re part of an enthusiastic fan base who ...

Ghana Carpenter Brings Rich African Art Tradition To Madison In The Form Of Designer Coffins

Sawing, nailing, laughing are the sounds you hear in Eric Adjetey Anang’s carpentry shop. Listen closer and you will hear ...

Weaver Creates Baskets To Preserve Threatened Ash Trees

Earlier this year, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection implemented a state-wide Emerald Ash Borer quarantine. For ...