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Dining
Monday, July 21, 2014
Located inside a former church, Stella J’s Soul Food (7434 W. Capitol Drive) has been transformed into a roomy space accented with arched colored brick, the kind of setting one may at first mistake for the sort of Greek family eatery. Amid chicken and pork chops fried or smothered (that
Dining
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Green, yellow and black decor? Bob Marley pictures? The toasting of a dancehall reggae mix tape mingling with savory aromas in the air? Check!  If the patois name doesn’t give away the ethnicity of the cuisine, the surroundings at Uppa Yard (4925 W. Fond du Lac Ave.) surely signal Jamaica. A
Dining
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
 Mama Nana’s Pick-Mar Family Restaurant (7276 N. Teutonia Ave.) merits bypassing the chain joints nearby. The TVs aren’t too loud as to impede conversation and for those not in the mood for the African American specialties, the menu is wide enough for most any appetite. But many of
Album Reviews
Sunday, June 29, 2014
 Funny how the good intentions behind putting together different parts can create something wholly different than expected. The Madison high schoolers of Modern Mod claim as influences the sort of garage rock favored by Little Steven Van Zandt on “Underground Garage” and surf music
Guides
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Saturday, June 28 @ Marcus Amphitheater, 7:30 p.m.

He’s come to be about as known for his lighthouse-bright smile, wagging backside and people in his organization begrudging George Strait on Twitter for winning an award for which their boss was nominated, but Luke Bryan’s notoriety started with his music. Early singles such as “All My Friends 
Guides
Monday, June 16, 2014

Thursday, July 3 @ Marcus Amphitheater, 7 p.m.

 The Zac Brown Band first made a name for themselves at jam-leaning music festivals before infiltrating country radio, and that jamming spirit still resides in their rootsy studio albums. Dueting with traditional country stalwart Alan Jackson and singing about fried chicken and patriotism comes as
Guides
Monday, June 16, 2014

Friday, June 27 @ Marcus Amphitheater, 7:30 p.m.

 Please, forgive Brad Paisley for “Accidental Racist” if you haven’t already.His infamously awkward 2013 duet with LL Cool J about black and white/Northern and Southern relations that lit up the Internet with a spectrum of