Issue #362 July 11, 2018

Opening Shot | June 11, 2018

photos by Luong Huynh

USING THE STAGE TO ITS FULL CAPACITY. Francis Starlite is known for his energetic, sometimes dangerous stage antics. He held a dance class for Eaux Claires IV attendees to learn sweet moves for the show, but something tells us he didn’t prepare concert-goers for this one.

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Issue #360 June 13, 2018

Opening Shot | June 13, 2018

photos by Rachel Worthing

SUPER CUTE PARACHUTE. This summer Chippewa Valley Family and Prevea Health are hosting free live music and activities in Phoenix Park during the Saturday Morning Hullabaloo. The first installment was June 9; the two remaining dates are July 14 and Aug. 25 ...

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Issue #358 May 16, 2018

Opening Shot | May 16, 2018

photos by Taylor Smith

THEY BOTH FELT IT. Staged by the Eau Claire Children’s Theater at The Oxford theater, Avenue Q is “part flesh, part felt and all heart.” The show (which is meant for mature audiences) won of the Tony “Triple Crown” in 2004 for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. Shows remain on May 17, 18, and 19.

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Issue #355 April 4, 2018

Opening Shot | April 4, 2018

photos by Joel Pearish

WINDOWS TO THE FUTURE. The floor-to-(almost)-ceiling windows in the main art gallery of the Pablo Center at the Confluence overlook the Chippewa River. The gallery is just one of the many airy spaces to be found within the new art center, which is slated to open September 22.

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Issue #352 Feb. 21, 2018

Opening Shot | Feb. 21, 2018

photos by Lee Butterworth

BACK TO IT. To celebrate the 10th-anniversary re-release of Justin Vernon’s debut Bon Iver album – For Emma, Forever Ago – the band staged a special concert at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Eau Claire native and his full Bon Iver crew covered the album for fifteen thousand fans, at times reverting back to the original band’s turning group, including only Vernon and fellow Chippewa Vallians Mike Noyce and Sean Carey.

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Issue #347 Dec. 13, 2017

Opening Shot | Dec. 13, 2017

photos by Brett Walker

The 6th Annual Clearwater Winter Parade kicked off the holiday season in downtown Eau Claire on the evening of Friday, Dec. 1 with a fireworks display marking the start of the parade. A fairly mild night for December in Wisconsin, plenty of people were on hand to see the parade meander down 1st Avenue.

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Issue #346 Nov. 29, 2017

Opening Shot | Nov. 29, 2017

photos by Branden Nall

LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BAND. The 8th annual Stage Fright show, where local musicians re-enact The Band’s legendary final concert (as seen in the concert film The Last Waltz), found a new home this year as the first ever concert at The Metro in downtown Eau Claire on Nov. 22 ...

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Issue #343 Oct. 18, 2017

Opening Shot | Oct. 18, 2017

photos by Andrea Paulseth

OVER THE RAINBOW. The unveiling of the River Lights at Phoenix Park took place on Thursday evening, Oct. 12. The lights are scheduled to be lit every night from sunset until 11pm and to turn back on at 5am until sunrise for an early-morning display ...

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Issue #341 Sept. 20, 2017

Opening Shot | Sept. 20, 2017

photos by Andrea Paulseth

The first-ever Chippewa Valley Restaurant Week (which runs through Sept. 24) kicked off Sept. 14 with the First Taste Culinary Crawl – an event sprawling across the top floor of Banbury Place’s Building 13. Ten of Restaurant Week’s nearly 40 eateries offered special menu samples to attendees who could roam the halls and shops.

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