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EDITORIAL Kelly Lajter Managing Editor Karen Wheelock Music Editor Adeline Peck Fashion Editor CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Katrina King Ty Christian Robin James CONTRIBUTING COPY EDITORS Lewis Bosworth Danny Atwater CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Nick Allexson Michael Bartosek Adam Douglas Photography Diana Hogard Sable Park Tim Spangler Adeline Peck Kris Ugarriza CONTRIBUTING ARTIST Christy Grace

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MAY 2013


Madison-Made CRADEmade by Robin James


Photography by Tim Spangler

MAY 2013

FASHION Editor’s Letter

Frugal Fashion SPLASH by Adeline Peck


Spring Fashion Meet & Greet by Katrina King


Dress To Impress On Stage by Ty Christian

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Project Famous presents Joey Broyles RAW: MARVEL Photo by Adam Douglas Photography (From Last Night, page 40)

the arts


The Jimmy K Show by Karen Wheelock




10 Things I Love About the Madison Arts Scene

by Kelly Lajter


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Exciting News

Letter from the Editor

I’m happy to present you with more exciting news: Project Famous Magazine has promoted another contributing writer. Adeline Peck is our official Fashion Editor. Author of “Frugal Fashion,” Adeline’s future at Project Famous Magazine will be an exciting one. Between her fashion sense and unique style as a photographer, we are lucky to have such a presence in our magazine. Congratulations Adeline Peck, you deserve it!

Project Famous had a wonderful time last month at RAW Madison’s “Marvel.” We spent about six weeks planning and rehearsing for the big moment and our artist collective executed a spectacular show. Currently Ben Wydeven of Make Shift Media Group who filmed our showcase is preparing the videos. We hope to show you something on our online “Video” section later this month. Now we move on to our next showcase at RAW Madison’s “Kaleidoscope.” RAW is a great way to network and really get to know your local artists and they are always looking for new talent.

Contributing writer, Anika Lautenbach makes her debut as model for this month’s Frugal Fashion SPLASH. A woman of many talents, Anika does not disappoint in her 10-page photo spread. Meanwhile Ty Christian of Lords of the Trident takes up our “Take The First Step” with “Dress To Impress On Stage.” A must read!

Our May feature Corrina Crade is a fearless actor and producer of an independent film shot in Madison. Corrina is a brave woman in this industry and I’m happy that she was willing to share her story with Project Famous Magazine.

She continues to transform the independent industry and I know her film “Oranges” will inspire many down the road. Read “Madison-Made Crademade” written by local actress and director, Robin James.

Our Music section now features a highlighted artist each month! This month’s Highlight features the multi-talented Sam Lyons; at 17 years old he causes quite the commotion. I’ve seen Sam play live and he is a true triple-threat, no matter your genre preference this kid is a great listen. We close with a strong IPG submission from Sable Park. Beauty comes in many forms and I for one find each of these ladies to be absolutely stunning. From the vivid colors to the edgy styling of this photo shoot Mr. Sable has knocked it out of the park. I hope to see more stunning submissions like these in the near future. Remember you can always submit your art to Project Famous Magazine.

On behalf of the staff I’d like to thank you for supporting your local artists by reading this magazine. The artists featured in our magazine are Madison-based artists and they all work very hard just to make their art. Even if you cannot purchase their paintings or their music, remember that these people are “living artists.” No matter what age you are it’s never too late to get involved in the art community and discover something new. Always remember to support your local arts!

“No matter what age you are it’s never too late to get involved in the art community and discover something new.”




Frugal Fashion SPLASH by Adeline Peck



FROM: Guerrilla Thrifter


Hello Thrifters! It’s time once again for Guerrilla Thrifter to share those ever import thrift finds. The heats increasing and here’s to hoping it stays! Spring has sprung; now let’s see what trends have sprung up. Grab your favorite colorful frock and embrace it! It’s been a long winter and we deserve to go crazy with color! Ms. Anika Lautenbach kindly modeled these warm weather looks, and I think we can all agree she’s a real looker in these budget friendly frocks.

Look #1 Down by the Sea in a Skirt Model Anika Lautenbach

• Vintage Black Uni-Tard – Saver’s $3.99

• Mossimo Mauve Pleated Skirt with Faux Black Leather Trim – Target Clearance $5.99 • GAP Faux Leather Robin’s Egg Blue Peep Toe Shoes – St. Vinny’s $2.99




Look #2 Urban Cowgirl Model Anika Lautenbach

• Isaac Mizrahi White Dotted Swiss Tea Length Dress – Target Clearance $12.99

• Vintage Leather Cowboy Boots–Gifted from the Thrift Gods on Madison Moving Day (Free swag never hurt anyone!) • Silk Red Print Scarf $0.99 Savers

*Don’t forget the red lipstick to ensure all that you are a committed fashionista!


Look #3 Color Me Colorful Model Anika Lautenbach

• Red Horn Rimmed Glasses – Claire’s $3.99

• Bright Orange GAP Cotton Tunic Top – Ragstock $5.99

• Vintage Black Uni-Tard – Saver’s $3.99

• Yellow Bakelite Rose Earrings – Vintage Shop in Savannah, GA $9.99 (Remember to never take a vacation from Thrifting!)

• Red Keds – (Thrift Swap – This is a great idea for an ever tighter budget. Simply gather your friends together and each brings items they no longer want. Swap away. Again, free sway never hurt anyone!)

As you go forth into the warm weather embrace color! If you are hesitant, pair something bold with a solid color. Take that white lipstick and bold boots and pair them with a classic Tea Length dress. When all else fails, wear your clothes with confidence. Confidence is free, sexy and it never goes out of style.


Spring Fashion Industry Meet and Greet by Katrina King

Photographers, models and designers…oh my! That’s exactly what was in store for those in attendance to the 2013 Spring Fashion Industry Meet and Greet. This fabulous event was hosted by Richard Allen and Femme.forte Productions, and what an event it was! The 150+ in attendance invaded the beautiful Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery on April 11th. It was a wonderful way to welcome spring by networking with others from all facets of the industry. The evening was full of esthetic excitement. Local artists were able to showcase accessories and designs. Models were dressed to impress. Photographers poised with cameras, and make-up artists and hair stylists with portfolios ready to share.

The show-stopper of the night was the incredibly talented Deborah Render’s designs for Gg Collections stomping out the runway. Choreographed splendidly, the models caught and kept everyone’s attention from start to finish. Gorgeous monochromatic pieces, trendy spring designs and a fabulous men’s collection were all included in the amazing fashion show. The event happens twice a year; if you are interested in networking in the fashion industry, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the next Meet and Greet hosted by Femme.forte Productions!





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by Ty Christian


hen I t h i n k back on it, I think Elwood Blues said it best: “The way we look together presents a uniform image of strength and organization. Don’t say anything. Look mean. No smiling.” The Blues Brothers had a look, and they made it iconic. No one can wear a black suit with a hat and sunglasses anymore without being accused of being a Blues Brother. Police wear uniforms for a reason. People dress the way they dress for a reason – it may be to give off an aura of professionalism, to make themselves look inviting, or perhaps alluring. So the question remains: “Why are you still playing your shows in jeans and a t-shirt?”

Don’t get me wrong – I love the jeans and t-shirt look! I’m wearing both jeans and a t-shirt right now, in fact. And boy, am I extremely comfy. But I’m not up on stage. I’m not performing. The guy down the hall from me in jeans and a t-shirt wouldn’t be mistaken for someone in my band. He doesn’t need to look like he’s part of a cohesive organization. But you do. Because when you take that stage, you’re playing a show. Why do they call it a “show?” Because you’re showing something. So show me that you’re a band, not just some dudes playing guitars. “But Ty, my favorite bands play in jeans and a t-shirt! That’s their look!” Bullshit. Sure, maybe they play in jeans and a tshirt now, but do you think they were doing that before they were famous? Probably not. Non-believers will be quick to point out bands like Pearl Jam and Nirvana

dressed and played in “normal” clothes, and made it big. However, take a look at pictures of Pearl Jam on their first album. Do those look like “normal” clothes to you? They were completely decked out in the grunge style of the time, and they all dressed in the same style. You didn’t see one guy wearing plaid, and another wearing a hockey jersey. They still looked like a cohesive unit – a band.

I’m not saying that every band out there has to dress up in awesome medieval armor like my band, Lords of the Trident but what I am saying is that you have to actively think about how you present yourselves. Apple spends a lot of money and time researching and presenting their image. If you want your band to be the “next iPhone,” you will too. The clothes you wear on stage are your packaging. Make sure it’s selling your band!

Some easy ways to start: Define your genre. Yes, yes, I know that your genre defies boundaries, and that you’re a mix of alternative rock and 50s sockhop. I know your band “will redefine genres” and “is out to change how you think about music.” I know this because there are about two million bands that put this in their “about the band” section on Facebook. Shut up. Pick a genre.

Do you have your genre? Good, now start thinking about how your stage clothes will help you simultaneously stand out amongst the other bands in your genre while making you easily identifiable inside of said genre. Confused yet? Don’t worry, it’s not that hard. Simply start by looking at what other bands wear on stage. Pop-Punk band? Green Day had matching black shirts and red ties. Metal band? Can’t go wrong with black and spikes everywhere.

Once you have an idea of the dress that defines your genre (and those who listen to it), you can start thinking about creating something unique, but that fits inside the definitions you’ve created. For instance – say you’re a metal band that is science-themed. Maybe you all wear black lab coats on stage? Or studded leather lab coats? Something like that.

You don’t have to go all fantastical on it either. You just have to look like a band. Maybe you all wear similar black button down shirts and white pants? Maybe everyone’s naked except for a sock? Whatever you decide to wear, you want to have everyone who sees you walking through the venue say to themselves, “Oh, that’s the band.” There should be no doubt in their mind.

Why do this? When all your members have a uniform, outfit, or “look,” you appear united. This makes the band seem stronger and makes it easier for people to recognize you as a group. You’re not wearing the same clothes that the people in the audience are wearing. You’re separated from them. You’re different. You’re interesting. You’re a band. Now get out there and don’t suck! Ty Christian knows a thing or two about stage presence and moonlights as Fang VonWrathenstein of “the Most Metal Band on Earth” Lords of the Trident.!



MADISON-MADE CRADEmade by Robin James

Producer, writer and actor Corrina Crade sat down with me to discuss her accomplishments and struggles as a filmmaker in Madison. Robin James: How is acting going? Corrina Crade: Well, my agents fight for me, and I think that’s great. Obviously, the market here in the Midwest is a lot of industrials, and a lot of things you wouldn’t really consider creative art, which is not a bad thing. I’m grateful for those kinds of jobs. Acting is kind of an ebb and flow. RJ: Favorite actor? CC: Leonardo DiCaprio, because when he acts he doesn’t care about anything else but the character and who he is as that character. There is a rawness that is completely expelled out of his pores and you feel it as an audience member. RJ: Favorite movie? CC: Garden State, because they filmed very much like I want to.   They utilized their community. They had the support of their family.  They told a good story that when someone walked away, it resonated with them, and they felt compelled to understand it, talk about it and relate to it. RJ: How has your family reacted to you pursuing film?


CC: Very supportive. I don’t think there has been anything except support. RJ: Did anything happen in your childhood that pushed you towards film? CC: My father was very active in telling bedtime stories that involved our stuffed animals and our neighborhood friends. He would spend fifteen to forty-five minutes every night telling these funny stories about forts being made and all

“I don’t go around saying my family was the most artistic family, but art and storytelling were integrated within a lot of the stuff we did.” our friends dodging dragons, and our stuffed animals would help. It was a very imaginative-type upbringing. My mom was very into art, so she would make dollhouses and clothing. She had us doing clay and art. I don’t go around saying my family was the most artistic family, but art and storytelling were integrated within a lot of the stuff we did. Any school project was always some form of art. When Crade was in middle school she used an old VHS video camera to make films with her friends. Writing scripts on yel-

low-lined paper and putting bed sheets over lamps to soften the lighting, Crade was preparing for her career as a filmmaker. Crade thinks back to that time, saying, “We made music videos, commercials, newcasts, anything you could imagine that was kind of hip and popular then.” Her editing process was using the pause and record buttons on the side of the camera. “We had this big old keyboard that had sound effects like clapping hands, doorbells, and laughing that we’d integrate into our shows,” Crade recalls.

She jokes that most kids were off stealing their parents’ wine coolers and making out in the woods, but she and her friends were making movies in her basement. For most of her friends it was just a phase, but for Crade it was the beginning of her budding film career. RJ: Tell me about making films in Madison. CC: Madison’s an amazing place to film, and we are honored to be able to utilize it in a filmmaking, storytelling world. The community is so open, and we wouldn’t have been able to do our films without it. There should be more filmmaking in Madison. RJ: What is the greatest thing about being a filmmaker? CC: To me, it’s about people coming together and joining together as a team to tell a story. RJ : What role do you like the

most? CC: I think writing is one of my favorite things, but then I like being able to produce it so that I can see the writing come to life and have a little bit of creative direction in that.

Crade wrote, produced, and acted in the film Oranges, which was shot in the fall of 2012. It is a story about forgiveness and family. This is the first full feature film her production company CRADEmade Entertainment has produced. The majority of CRADEmade Entertainment’s crew is women, including major roles such as director, assistant director, and project manager. The company’s main focus is to bring filmmaking to the Midwest. RJ: What goals do you have for CRADEmade?

CC: I want to keep telling good stories. I want to have a feature every other year.  I want to have other projects, which may be short films...maybe a web series...maybe a talk show. I really want CRADEmade Entertainment to be a launching point for storytelling art, but also a platform to give back to people, like programs to teach people, programs to have interns come and learn, and to go out to cities and talk about what we do.

After Crade had finished working on a TV show that had been shot in Madison, about 95% of the cast and crew went back to their homes in LA. “They headed off to LA land, and there were a bunch of us left back in Madison. We were working very hard, and I thought, ‘We’re just as talented and just as good, and we should be

doing this too.’ I put together a little group of people and said, ‘Let’s make a short film, and let’s make specs.’ We became an actual company about six months ago.” RJ: How did you get the rest of your crew together? CC: What happens is really talented people come together, and then they recommend really talented people. All of a sudden you’re surrounded by these like-minded people. I just happened to come across these amazing people, and then they introduced me to amazing people. That is the type of industry I like working for. That’s the type of industry I feel most proud of. RJ: What has been your proudest moment? CC: We were midway through

our shoot for Oranges, already exhausted and thinking, “Are we ever going to get through this?” and every person - lighting, sound, actors, director, AD, producer, script supervisor, project manager - every person was almost “in mute”.   We all just watched it.   We didn’t really work. We just had it happen, and no one really said anything.  And that’s the impact of a story coming to life, and it was something I wrote, which is a really great, proud moment as a writer. RJ: Describe your process for writing. CC: A lot of times it will come to me when I’m listening to a song.  Then I will write a trailer in my head. I lock myself in a room, and I listen to the song.  Literally, I’ll just put it on repeat for eight to 16 hours, and I’ll just sit there writing.  So it’s really kind of messed up to be honest with you.   I’ll come back to it, but the only way I will be able to write that script, tweak it or edit it is if I’m listening to that song.

your job is to make sure everything goes well and seamlessly, it can never be perfect. At the end of the shoot, I felt defeated because I felt that I couldn’t please everyone. RJ: What’s your advice for someone who wants get involved in film? CC: Find like-minded people, even if it’s just two people and just do anything you possibly can. Film, write, talk, eat. Get your life to fit into that artist mindset. Surround yourself with people who are like, “You can do it!  Yes, you can! I’m going to help you!”  Because the minute someone says, “Oh, that’s just a hobby,” they set you back. You need to surround yourself with likeminded artists. That was the best thing I ever did for myself. I found people with passion in their hearts and a drive to tell a story. I’m so grateful for that.  The only reason why I’m

anywhere is because I’ve surrounded myself with talented, driven, passionate people who were also able to think the same way. So anyone thinking, “Oh, I wonder if I can produce.” Well, find two other people who want to produce and do a music video with stuffed animals...or find an artist and say, “Hey, I’ll do this for free.” Find someone with a camera and ask, “Can I PA?,” and eventually you move up.  You have to make the decision to just do it. Then, make the decision to work really hard.

Crade hopes to be an inspiration to other passionate filmmakers. Oranges is expected to be released fall of 2013. For updates on projects and more information about CRADEmade Entertainment. Visit, or like them on Facebook.

RJ: When did you feel most defeated? CC: Oh, many times as a producer you feel like you can’t please people enough. You feel like you’re not saying “I appreciate you” enough.  You feel like, “Oh, they worked 18 hours certain days; it’s all my fault.” I feel, as a producer, there’s an element of defeat. You fail in some regard. Even though PROJECTFAMOUS.COM | MAY 2013


MUSIC Lyons picked up a guitar and started writing music. His songs at that time were described as “angsty songs about my life in rural Wisconsin… which was an actually an awesome life,” he laughs. Lyons also learned viola and tuba along the way.



ery few seventeen years olds can say that they just released their second album. High school senior and local pop singersongwriter Sam Lyons can do just that. Coming from a musically inclined family – his father a bass and trombone player, his eldest brother studying saxophone at Berklee College of Music in Boston, and his middle brother a hip hop artist – his love for music was inevitable.

Lyons started playing piano in first grade. By the time he reached third grade, he asked his dad if he could play bass like him. His father reportedly said, “no, you want to play guitar.” So


Once he hit middle school, he started focusing more on guitar – especially jazz guitar, because jazz was always prominent in his family life. The moment Lyons got the idea to record his first album stands out distinctly in his memory: “My family went on a road trip, and we were listening to a John Mayer CD in the car. It was before he was extremely famous, kind of like a demo CD, and at that moment, I was inspired and realized I wanted to make an acoustic CD.” Released his sophomore year in high school, “Someday” features all acoustic tracks with the exception of one accompanied by piano.

The New Year witnessed the release of Lyons’ latest album, “The Light.” He held a CD release party on March 3rd and has since appeared on a college radio station, an NPR show, and the local news to promote it. With smooth vocals and jazz-influenced instrumentals, it’s delightful to listen to. Lyons’ main challenges lie in getting his music heard. “People have always tended to receive my

music well; I’m more worried about getting it in front of people,” he said. Though he’s met some people in the local music industry that like his fresh face and talent, Lyons has also run into the challenge of his youth. “It’s hard when you’re seventeen, and people don’t trust you,” he admitted. Always full of dreams, Lyons is planning on college and has already been accepted to Berklee College of Music, and is also awaiting information on a scholarship to William Paterson University in New Jersey. He has the lofty goal of eventually winning a Grammy, and to “just bring back good, authentic music to the commercial field.” With a bright musical future ahead of him, Sam Lyons is someone to keep in your sights. His passion for music is his drive, and he claims, “I can’t see myself doing anything else.” To listen to Lyons’ music, visit You can also find him on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter under the same handle.



by Karen Wheelock 28


f you wander into the Wisco on Willy Street between 6-9pm on a Tuesday, be prepared to be rocked by The Jimmy K Show, the founding entertainment of Max Ink Radio. The show has been around for three years and originated in the basement of Jimmy’s house under the name “The Bastard,” through Infernal Rock Radio.

“I always had the idea of the general premise of the show; I just never could find someone to do the show with or find the time to devote to what the show can sometimes demand,” Jimmy K said, after describing when he first met cohost, Edub, and learning they had the same passion for music and radio. Within a year the duo

From Left: Jimmy K, Edub, and Rokker.

a new internet radio station: Max Ink Radio. Jimmy K and Edub continued co-hosting and added Rökker as the “Dumb Ass News” reporter. They found other DJs who wanted to have a show and eventually grew the station from seven hours a week of live streaming radio to around 65 hours a week, basically covering from 9am-9pm Monday through Friday.

From Left: Jimmy K and Edub.

soon met Rökker of Max Ink whom they contacted for promotion for an upcoming event. The three of them brainstormed and came up with the anchor show of

Though the station’s specialty is the local music scene, it is broadcast around the country. There are DJs in different states and even outside of the US promoting music. “The difference between the magazine and the radio station is, since we are on the internet radio, we aren’t terrestrial. Max Ink Magazine is delivered around Wisconsin; we have DJs around the country and even in the UK, all covering their

own local music,” explains Edub.

This past January, The Jimmy K Show moved to the Wisco – which completely changed the dynamics of the broadcast. “At that point, I was scared that it would either make the show, or bomb,” confessed Jimmy. Not only did they have to figure out the usual technical aspects for virtual listeners, they had to make sure that the live audience was being entertained as well. The show soon became tailored to the live crowd, offering a “Beer of the Week” tasting by Trixie’s Liquor and vodka samples by none other than Rökker Vodka. Virtual listeners have the ability to talk to the DJs in a live chat room and make requests. By moving to the Wisco, the show has a new way of interacting with fans and gives a “human

face to Max Ink,” claims Rökker.

Max Ink Radio has a wide variety of DJs who currently host their own shows. From Ryan Schremp’s Ear Worms to Chad Elliott’s Murder Show to Jimmy K’s sister-in-law’s show, Phoenix Rising, based in Niagra, Ontario, listeners are guaranteed to find a show they can relate to and enjoy. There are no parameters the hosts need to follow – they just have to be passionate about their show’s content. And they are. “I can count on my fingers the times we’ve missed a show,” said Jimmy K. With a lineup of live music, comedians, interviews, “Dumb Ass News,” and the addition of alcohol samples, why would someone want to miss it?

There are many people that Jimmy K would like to thank

Jimmy K and Ryan Schremp.

for the success of the Jimmy K Show. Here are the most important ones: “Mrs. K. (Leona) without her help and support the Jimmy K Show would have never happened. She is pretty awesome! Edub - best co-host ever! All the bands and comics that have been on the show. Edub and I can put on a radio show, but without our guests what would we be? The band members and the comics, and all the other guests take the time out of their busy day to be on the Jimmy K Show. That is really awesome and very much appreciated.”

To tune into the Jimmy K Show or any other shows on Max Ink Radio, visit To submit a song for possible play, please send an mp3 to


by Alejandro Velazquez

If you haven’t heard of Maybash, let me fill you in a little bit. Maybash is a three-day, invite-only party that’s been thrown since 1990. Think of a Memorial Day weekend bash at a well-tended farmland turned camping ground in Rio, WI with booze, food, bonfires, 28 local rock bands of different styles, insane party games, and a car that’s brought in to destroy with axes and sledgehammers. If you want to attend this multi-style rock party and are curious over how to get one of these invitations, drop a comment on their Facebook page.



Madison’s Only Women’s Theater Crews its Rocketship Press may contact: Jan Levine Thal 608-663-5814 The Kathie Rasmussen Women’s Theatre (Krass) in partnership with the Madison Theatre Guild is delighted to announce the cast of its upcoming production Ten Thousand Moons from Here: The cast includes Christen Cook, Krista Daniels, Donald Dexter, Zachary Heise, Gregory Reed, Kevyn Radcliffe, and Alex Singer. Written by Madison playwrights Kathleen Allison Johnson and Gail Sterkel, this space adventure play should attract theater and sci-fi lovers alike. As their spaceship hurtles through the final days of its thousand-year journey, the crew faces mounting crises. Their only robot is showing signs of age, devolving into imitations of old movie stars. Their contacts on the target planet, New Day, are strangely unresponsive. Is their best scientist out of her mind? And what is the real value of New Day’s rare chemical? This pulse-pounding journey celebrates both individual creativity and collaboration. Ten Thousand Moons from Here is an entertaining and enlightening exploration of the final frontier. When: June 13-22. Opens Thurs June 13 at 8pm. Performances Fri June 14 at 8pm, Sat June 15 at 8pm, Sunday June 16 at 2pm, Wed June 19 at 8pm, Thurs June 20 at 8pm, Fri June 21 at 8pm, Sat June 22 at 8pm — with a matinee Sunday June 16. Where: Bartell Theater, 113 E Mifflin St Madison, WI 53703 Tickets: $15 open seating. On Wednesday June 19 at 8pm, admission is by donation, whatever you can afford. Reservations & information: 608-663-4814 or Wheelchair accessible.

THE ARTS From the desk of Kelly Lajter Date:

May 2013


Ten Things I Love About the Madison Arts Scene


Ms. Lajter


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1) No matter what day of the week it is there is live music happening somewhere. Some nights there are multiple shows so it can be stressful figuring out which one to attend, but it’s worth it once you decide!

2) The variety of concert venues to see bands. From the vintage theater atmosphere of the Majestic, to the cozy atmosphere of the Alchemy, to the spacious High Noon Saloon, to the edgy rock-n-roll intimacy The Frequency, Madison has it all.

3) Gallery shows. All. Over. Town. In coffeehouses and cafes, at the UW campus, Bright Red Studios, and Art In Gallery, to name a few; there is no shortage of places to see artwork! 4) The artists! Painters, Photographers, Actors, Musicians, Illustrators, Designers, Burlesque acts, Ballet, GlassBlowers, Welders, Comedians, the list goes on and on. If there’s a form of art, we have the artists in Madison! 5) The burgeoning film industry! There are countless film production studios in town including Living Storm Productions, Windmiller Media, Makeshift Media Group, Screaming Like Banshees, Demented Dane County, and Tarazod Films. No matter what genre, there’s a production company that caters to this.

6) Fundraisers for good causes that incorporate the artists such as The Literacy Network’s “Busking for Books,” and RAW Madison Artist’s “Barrel-Painting” which painted multiple rain barrels to auction for an area school.

7) The Night Life that creates fun themes for artists and creative people. You can find something going on at The Inferno most months, previous events such as the Majestic’s “Majestique” and the “Fire” & “Ice Balls,” and the High Noon Saloon’s “Halloweekend.” There’s always something fun and inviting for artists to express themselves.

8) The Theatre Community. With so many theatres in Madison, you’re bound to catch a play, musical, or short every single weekend of the year. Among them are the Bartell Theatre, Broom Street Theatre, Encore! Studio for the Performing Arts, Stage Q, Forward Theatre, Kathie Rasmussen Women’s Theatre (Krass), and the UW Madison University Theatre. But this is to name just a portion! The variety of stage productions is endless and the stage presence is remarkable. 9) Artist “support groups” that help artists network, showcase, write, create, and complete projects such as Madison Writers Network, Perfect Harmony Men’s Chorus, the Madison Songwriter’s Guild, RAW Madison, We Make Music Happen, Wisconscene, and Project Famous.

10) The independent publications!! With multiple magazines covering the artistic side of Madison, the arts and artists sure do get attention! Thanks to Maximum Ink, Our Lives, and yours truly, Project Famous Magazine!

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Last Night

Annabel Lee of A Torrid Affair RAW: MARVEL Photo by Adam Douglas Photography


Nate Rusch of Catch Kid RAW: MARVEL Photo by Kelly Lajter


A Torrid Affair RAW: MARVEL Photo by Adam Douglas Photography

Christy Grace Bodypainting models at RAW: MARVEL Top Photo by Adam Douglas Photography Bottom Photo by Diana Hogard


FR3SH TRILOGY (F3T) RAW: MARVEL Photo by Adam Douglas Photography



Joey Broyles RAW: MARVEL Photo by Adam Douglas Photography

Moda Muneca Fashions RAW: MARVEL Photo by Kelly Lajter


The Mended Dead Regent Street Retreat Photos by Kelly Lajter



Karen Wheelock The Literacy Network’s Busking for Books Photos by Kelly Lajter


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Corrina Crade - Actress, writer, and producer.