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Aug 5, 2011
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Can someone please tell me how it’s August already? This summer seems to be flying by, and everywhere I go I hear Madisonians say they want to fit in as much fun as possible before fall comes. Well, then thank goodness it’s August! The month brings two annual events that fit that bill nicely.

Dane Dances! kicks off this evening at the Monona Terrace rooftop. The Friday-night concert series showcases high-energy bands that get audiences of all ages, backgrounds and abilities up and dancing. Here's this season's lineup:

August 5

Davis Family, 6 p.m.
Grupo Candela, 8 p.m.

August 12

Nabori, 6 p.m.
Eddie Butts, 8 p.m.

August 19

The Associates, 6 p.m.
Altered Five, 8 p.m.

August 26 

De La Buena, 6 p.m.
Streetlife, 8 p.m.

For more information, and lots of photos from previous years’ events, visit danedances.org.

Jazz at Five pairs great music in a cool setting—at the end of State Street near the Capitol Square. Starting next week, slow down each Wednesday evening and take in the sounds of local, regional and national jazz acts. Here's what's in store starting next week:

August 10 

Harmonious Wail, 5 p.m.
Frank Vignola Quartet, 6:30 p.m.

August 17

BMR4, 5 p.m.
Tony Castañeda Latin Jazz Sextet, 6:30 p.m.

August 24

Jill Jensen & Jack Grassel, 5 p.m.
Brian Lynch Quintet, 6:30 p.m.

August 31

Michelle DuVall with Get Down, Mr. Cat!, 5 p.m.
Randy Sabien, 6:30 p.m.

September 7

Jan Wheaton Quintet, 5 p.m.
Brent Kimbrough & Company, 6:30 p.m.

For more information—including bios of performers—visit jazzatfive.org.

Photo courtesy of Dane Dances. 

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As managing editor at Madison Magazine, I'm also an unabashed arts enthusiast. Paintings, plays, music, movies—I'm intrigued by all forms of creative expression. I enjoy talking with artists and sharing their insights, challenges, inspirations and latest endeavors. Check in regularly for details on events, previews and reviews, artist interviews and more! 

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