Issue #389 July 24, 2019

Opening Shot | July 24, 2019

photos by Branden Nall

FEAR THE ROCKING DEAD. Despite some sketchy weather, Rock Fest 2019 took place Thursday, July 18, through Saturday, July 20, in Cadott. This massive rock ’n’ roll fest featured such artists as Rob Zombie (pictured), Marilyn Manson, and P.O.D., with many other performances throughout the weekend.

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Issue #388 July 10, 2019

Opening Shot | July 10, 2019

photos by Branden Nall

FIELD OF BEAMS. Eau Claire’s annual Independence Day fireworks display popped off on July 4 (of course) just after 10pm. As usual, ground zero for the show was the Carson Park baseball stadium, with thousands of locals watching from the park and around the entire city.

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Issue #387 June 26, 2019

Opening Shot | June 26, 2019

photos by Branden Nall

LIGHT IT UP. Eaux Claires Music Festival favorite Francis and the Lights came to downtown Eau Claire’s Pablo Center at the Confluence on Saturday night, June 15 for a special show called Microphone and a Spotlight, which sold out the Pablo’s RCU Theater ...

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Issue #386 June 12, 2019

Opening Shot | June 12, 2019

photos by Adam Smith

RUFF SUMMER SO FAR. Volume One’s Sounds Like Summer Concert Series draws music lovers of all kinds to Phoenix Park each Thursday evening all summer. Girl Band kicked off the 2019 series on June 6. Upcoming headliners include Cait McGarvey, the John Buxton Experience, and Nick Anderson & The Skinny Lovers.

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Issue #385 May 29, 2019

Opening Shot | May 29, 2019

photos by Andrea Paulseth

DARING GREATLY. On Saturday, May 18, the long-anticipated opening of The Brewing Projekt’s new brewery and taproom, 1807 Oxford Ave., was celebrated with food trucks, special beer releases, and live music from headliner 4onthefloor. It was also the brewery’s fourth anniversary ...

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Issue #383 May 1, 2019

Opening Shot | May 1, 2019

photos by Mike O'Brien

PHONING IT IN. Musician, singer, songwriter, arranger, and clinician Grace Kelly was one of Jazz Fest 2019’s headliner acts (along with New York Voices), playing shows on both April 26 and 27 in the RCU Theatre at the Pablo Center at the Confluence, as well as leading clinics for student musicians ...

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Issue #382 April 17, 2019

Opening Shot | April 17, 2019

photos by Branden Nall

A SHARPLY DRESSED STUDENT TAKES TO THE RUNWAY ... Fashion Without Fabric is UW-Stout’s annual event where art and design students showcase unique fashion creations built from creative materials – anything but fabric. The show took place Saturday night, April 13, in UW-Stout’s Great Hall ...

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Issue #381 April 3, 2019

Opening Shot | April 3, 2019

photos by Branden Nall

THIS PERFORMANCE IS BLOWING UP. Staged in the RCU Theatre at the Pablo Center at the Confluence on Wednesday, March 27, Air Play was a modern spectacle that brought the very air we breathe to life with flying umbrellas, larger-than-life balloons, and a massive snow globe.

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Issue #379 March 6, 2019

Opening Shot | March 6, 2019

photos by Koobmeej Xiong

SPREAD YOUR WINGS. The Fire Ball is UW-Eau Claire’s annual drag extravaganza featuring local and national performers. All proceeds fund student social justice advocacy efforts through UWEC’s Gender & Sexuality Resource Center. 2019’s The Fire Ball: Apoqlypse was Feb. 22 and 23.

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Issue #376 January 23, 2019

Opening Shot | Jan. 23, 2019

photos by Taylor Smith

EMBERS TO REMEMBER. A bonfire on a frigid day was well-received at the 133rd Silver Mine Invitational ski competition, held Friday and Saturday, January 18 and 19, just outside of Eau Claire. The Silver Mine complex celebrated its 50th anniversary of hosting the event, as locals enjoyed the ski jumpers, food, drink, and more.

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Issue #375 January 9, 2019

Opening Shot | Jan. 9, 2019

photos by Lee Butterworth

Downtown Eau Claire rang in 2019 with its annual New Year’s Eve celebration, complete activities for all ages all evening long, including the “Dragons of the North” lantern parade, live music at multiple venues, a party at The Lismore Hotel (above), and a midnight fireworks display ...

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Issue #374 December 26, 2018

Opening Shot | Dec. 26, 2018

photos by Luong Huynh

HAVING A SLAY OL’ TIME. UW-Eau Claire’s production of She Kills Monsters ran in the Jamf Theatre at the Pablo Center at the Confluence Dec. 11-16. The dramatic/comedy relied on homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and plenty of ’90s pop culture to tell a tale of grief and Dungeons & Dragons.

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Issue #372 November 28, 2018

Opening Shot | Nov. 28, 2018

photos by Andrea Paulseth

SCREEN TIME. Volume One brought True North: Real Wisconsin Stories Unfolding Live On Stage to the Pablo Center for two sold-out shows on Nov. 16 and 17. The unique show – which blended live storytelling, original live music, a wide variety of multimedia produced by local artists – was Volume One’s first stage production.

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Issue #371 November 14, 2018

Opening Shot | Nov. 14, 2018

photos by Taylor Smith

THROW YOUR HANDS UP FOR THE TWENTIES. The fifth installment of the Gatsby’s Gala took place throughout UW-Eau Claire’s Davies Center on Friday, Nov. 9. The Gala is a 1920’s themed party with UWEC’s jazz ensembles providing the soundtrack for dancing, costumes, food, and more.

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Issue #370 October 31, 2018

Opening Shot | Oct. 31, 2018

photos by Luong Huynh

REALLY NEW ON THE SCENE. After forming to learn songs over two days of workshops at the Girls Rock Band Experience, two bands took to the stage at The Metro to perform at Sawdust City Limits No. 5. The high school rock band above – Histrionic Creature – plans to make more songs, and they’ve already got a Facebook page ...

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