Madison settles Tony Robinson lawsuit for record $3.35 million



Attorneys representing the family of Tony Robinson say they had strong evidence directly contradicting Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny’s account in the 2015 killing. On Thursday, the city settled the case for $3.35 million.

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Questionable account?



In a lawsuit filed against the city, attorneys representing the family of Tony Robinson contend that video and forensic evidence directly contradict statements by Madison police officer Matt Kenny, who killed Robinson two years ago.

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Ink blocks

gaoStudents learn far more than just technique in Jenie Gao’s free printmaking class, offered by The Bubbler program at the downtown library.

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From track star to DJ (Audio Interview)



Twenty years ago, Gabe Moskoff was a sophomore at Madison East High School.

Today, he’s the DJ for rap supergroup Run the Jewels and goes by the stage name Trackstar.

Moskoff will return home as Trackstar the DJ on Feb. 15 for a sold-out Run the Jewels show at the Orpheum Theater.

I caught up with Moskoff to talk about his mixtape beginnings, how he came to be the DJ for Run the Jewels’ emcees Killer Mike and El-P and what it’s like on tour.

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The beat goes on


Joey Banks, one of Madison’s busiest drummers, was mentored by his idol, Clyde Stubblefield. Now Banks is music director of the Clyde Stubblefield All-Star Band, where the two men drum side by side.

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