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Featured Events

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Thursday, Feb 26, 8:00 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall, Union Theater

Free

The Nile ProjectFormed in 2011 by ethnomusicologist Mina Girgis and singer Meklit Hadero, the Nile Project brings together musicians from all 11 countries bordering the Nile in a creative intersection of music and cultural education. Emphasizing diversity and understanding, the Nile Project serves as a connection between the many cultures of the Nile and an exploration of cooperation through music. Q&A after the show. Please note that there is a WIAA Individual Wrestling Tournament this eveing so allow yourself enough time to find parking.


Friday, Feb 27, 8:00 PM
Memorial Union - Fredric March Play Circle

Free

UW-Madison's Musical Idol with Four Seasons Theatre and MTMDo you have what it takes to be Madison's next great musical theatre star? Music Theatre of Madison continues its popular Musical Theatre Idol competition where local singers get to belt it out Broadway style - and the audience gets to choose the winner. Please note that there is a WIAA Individual Wrestling Tournament this eveing so allow yourself enough time to find parking.


Saturday, Feb 28, 8:00 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall, Union Theater

General Public: $45, 25; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $40; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $42; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $10. Prices do not include fees.

Takacs QuartetWidely heralded as modern masters of classical music, the Takacs Quartet has delighted audiences in Europe, Asia, Australia and North America, bringing a vivid intensity to the works that built their genre. Known for their 'supreme artistry manifest at every level,' (The Guardian) they are the only string quartet ever to be inducted into Gramophone's Hall of Fame. Such an honor is hardly unfamiliar to the group, however, having also taken home Disc of the Year and Chamber Award from BBC, as well as a Grammy for their Beethoven collection. This talented quartet continues to amaze while pushing the boundaries of chamber music. Please note that there is a WIAA Individual Wrestling Tournament this eveing so allow yourself enough time to find parking. A Masterclass will be held on Friday, February 27, from 5pm - 7pm at Morphy Hall, room 2330.


Monday, Mar 02, 7:30 PM
Union South - The Marquee

General Public: $12; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $10; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $10; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $6; Dinner: $17. Prices do not include fees

Travel Adventure Series - Cruising France with Clint DennHaving been to every continent, Clint Denn certainly qualifies as a world traveler. Filming above and below water, the former high school and college teacher uses his deep passion for people, wildlife and all things water to bring the world to his audience. See France from a whole new perspective in this film. Enjoy a pre-film dinner food from the region.


Tuesday, Mar 03, 7:30 PM
Union South - The Marquee

General Public: $12; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $10; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $10; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $6; Dinner: $17. Prices do not include fees

Travel Adventure Series - Cruising France with Clint DennHaving been to every continent, Clint Denn certainly qualifies as a world traveler. Filming above and below water, the former high school and college teacher uses his deep passion for people, wildlife and all things water to bring the world to his audience. See France from a whole new perspective in this film. Enjoy a pre-film dinner food from the region.


Friday, Mar 06, 8:00 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall, Union Theater

General Public: $40, 36, 25; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $36, 32; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $38, 34; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $10. Prices do not include fees.

20 Years of Freedom featuring Huh Masekela and Vusi MahlaselaPlaying the flugelhorn and trumpet since age 14 and later emerging as a bandleader, composer, singer and defiant political voice, Hugh Masekela's career has spanned more than five decades. With over 40 albums to his name and collaborations with such artists as Harry Belafonte, Dizzy Gillespie, The Byrds, Fela Kuti, Marvin Gaye, Herb Alpert, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder and the late Miriam Makeba, Masekela's musical pedigree is uncontested. His anti-apartheid anthem 'Bring Home Nelson Mandela' served as a rallying cry around the world while currently he is using his global reach to promote heritage restoration in Africa. Building his first guitar from fishing line and a cooking oil can and teaching himself how to play, Vusi Mahlasela responded to the massacre of more than 200 black South Africans in the Soweto Uprising in 1976 with his music, writing songs of justice, freedom, revolution, love, and peace. Eventually he became known as "The Voice" of the anti-Apartheid movement. Now these two South African musical ambassadors and freedom fighters join forces for a celebration of 20 years of democracy in their homeland, performing music of the anti-apartheid movement with a stellar backing band.


Saturday, Mar 07, 7:00 PM
Memorial Union - Fredric March Play Circle

General Public: $25; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $21; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $23; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $10. Prices do not include fees.

The Acting Company Presents MacbethThis sleek, accessible and characteristically bloody Macbeth will thrill, startle and satisfy students and adults alike - the perfect presentation for both first timers as well as Shakespeare buffs. One of his darkest and most powerful tragedies, Shakespeare dramatizes the psychological and political impact of when evil is chosen to satisfy the ambition for power.


Saturday, Mar 07, 11:00 PM
Memorial Union - Fredric March Play Circle

General Public: $25; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $21; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $23; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $10. Prices do not include fees.

The Acting Company Presents MacbethThis sleek, accessible and characteristically bloody Macbeth will thrill, startle and satisfy students and adults alike - the perfect presentation for both first timers as well as Shakespeare buffs. One of his darkest and most powerful tragedies, Shakespeare dramatizes the psychological and political impact of when evil is chosen to satisfy the ambition for power.


Sunday, Mar 08, 7:00 PM
Memorial Union - Fredric March Play Circle

General Public: $25; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $21; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $23; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $10. Prices do not include fees.

The Acting Company Presents MacbethThis sleek, accessible and characteristically bloody Macbeth will thrill, startle and satisfy students and adults alike - the perfect presentation for both first timers as well as Shakespeare buffs. One of his darkest and most powerful tragedies, Shakespeare dramatizes the psychological and political impact of when evil is chosen to satisfy the ambition for power.


Thursday, Mar 12, 7:00 PM
Memorial Union - Fredric March Play Circle

General Public: $29; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $25; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $27; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $9. Prices do not include fees.

AltanTraditional Irish music greats, formed in 1981 by the late, great Irish flautist Frankie Kennedy and his wife Mairead Mi Mhaonaigh, the group continues to pay tribute to Kennedy?s talent and charm with their lively, haunting traditional tunes. The band performs in venues around the world, but its music has a light-hearted, unpretentious intimacy that seems to come straight from the back porches and living rooms of their native Ireland. From ballads to jigs, Altan brings a heartfelt intensity to every note.


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