Upbeat reunion

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The name wasn’t meant to stick, but Phat Phunktion sure has. The horn-driven funksters don’t play out much these days, but they will celebrate a 20-year reunion at the High Noon Saloon on Oct. 7.

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Au naturel

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Although it’s legal for women to go topless in Madison, social stigmas continue to enforce gender inequality. On International GoTopless Day, several women struck a blow for equality on the streets and in the bars.

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(I also took this photo.)

Fall music preview 2016

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Madison’s concert venues will be overflowing this fall season, with everything from big-time hip-hop acts at Freakfest (Anderson .Paak) to DIY punk shows at Mickey’s Tavern. Here’s a handy guide to your music options.

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