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Paulie Fest is This Weekend

05/31/13

Paulie Fest is This Weekend

The saga continues in tragic death of local musician Paul Heenan

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A Rockin' Soundtrack for 'Dracula, a Rock Ballet'

05/24/13

A Rockin' Soundtrack for 'Dracula, a Rock Ballet'

Pick up the CD June 2 at the High Noon Saloon

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Ida Jo: A New Kind of Singer/Songwriter

05/23/13

Ida Jo: A New Kind of Singer/Songwriter

The local violinist is nominated for five Madison Area Music Awards this year

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Brett Newski: Madison By Way of Saigon

04/29/13

Brett Newski: Madison By Way of Saigon

Vietnam-based band to visit madison on U.S. Tour

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Paul Filipowicz's New Album 'Saints and Sinners'

04/25/13

Paul Filipowicz's New Album 'Saints and Sinners'

Local blues artist wows listeners with latest album

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04/18/13

Record Store Day is This Saturday, April 20

Record Store Day is This Saturday, April 20

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Make Music Madison: Harmless Fun or Symptom?

04/15/13

Make Music Madison: Harmless Fun or Symptom?

Opinions are mixed about new day-long music festival to take place this summer

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Dan Kennedy Releases New CD Today

04/02/13

Dan Kennedy Releases New CD Today

Celebration is April 3 at the Fountain

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Song in Point: Katie Powderly – “Tables, Turning”

03/30/13

Song in Point: Katie Powderly – “Tables, Turning”

Song in Point: Katie Powderly – “Tables, Turning”

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Sexy Ester and the Pretty Mama Sisters at the Teens for Tunes Benefit

03/18/13

Sexy Ester and the Pretty Mama Sisters at the Teens for Tunes Benefit

The Importance of Mentoring

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About This Blog

Rick Tvedt has been a performing musician since the age of eight and had regional success with local band The And. He has also been a solo performer and was a member of the Sled Dogs. He launched the monthly local music newspaper Rick’s Café in January of 2003, which is now publishing online as Local Sounds Magazine. That same year he founded the Madison Area Music Association, a charitable organization that raises money to fund music programs for kids and provides musical instruments. The MAMAs also produce the annual Madison Area Music Awards.

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