Friday, June 21, 2013

Tuning into Austin

By Brennan Nardi
Madison Magazine

The night before I flew to Austin to research this article, I was in the second row of the Orpheum Theatre’s balcony, rocking out to Garbage. The band’s lead singer Shirley Manson hails from Scotland, but the rest of these bona fide rock stars—Butch Vig, Steve Marker and Duke Erikson—are from Madison and their ’90s smash hits—like “Queer,” “Stupid Girl” and “Only Happy When it Rains”—were recorded at the band’s now-defunct Smart Studios on East Washington Avenue.

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Saturday, June 15, 2013

City to set its course

By Brad Johnson, Columnist
Watertown Public Opinion

Watertown will set its course for the next four years as voters go to the polls Tuesday to select a mayor and five council members. In most years, it is unusual for that all five current council members face the prospect of not serving in city government after votes are cast.

In most years, city elections are relatively ho-hum affairs with many council seats uncontested. Because it is considered the entry level into elected politics, people generally are reluctant to be exposed to public scrutiny. In 2011, as an example, four of the five council members ran un-opposed.

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