January 20 2017

Peg Lauber

The closer I get to home, / the rarer the air gets as I / run and stumble, the sirens / winding up and down. I fling ...

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Issue #329 March 22, 2017

Prehistoric Puppeteering

animatronic dinosaurs are gonna take over the State stage

Hannah Mumm

Millions of years ago, triceratops and tyrannosaurs roamed the Outback. Plesiosaurs ruled the coastline, and giant insects swarmed through the sky. Today, the only remnants of the countless creatures ...

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Issue #329 March 22, 2017

Please Sir, Can We Have Some More?

consider yourself at home with ECCT’s take on Oliver!

Emily Kinzel, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A wildly classic musical dating back to the 1960s, Oliver! will be performed by Eau Claire Children’s Theatre running from April 6-9 at the State Theatre. Harboring the soul of Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist ...

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Issue #329 March 22, 2017

New Words for the Win

EC poet wins prize, will have manuscript published

Natalie Rosenkranz, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Some of you may know Max Garland as the former Wisconsin poet laureate or as the City of Eau Claire’s current writer in residence; others may recognize him as a retired UW-Eau Claire professor of English ...

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Issue #329 March 22, 2017

Expanding the Tangle

downtown art store moving and opening spin-off shop

Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Tangled Up In Hue, a downtown Eau Claire staple for locally made objects of art, is expanding its space and offerings with a new, larger location at 505 S. Barstow St. At the same time, its owners are opening ...

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This Dog Was Part Worm

by Delaney Green

I came late to the dog party. My Depression-era parents preferred cats because cats can take care of themselves. My folks liked their kids that way, too: if it wasn’t on fire or bleeding, they didn’t want to know about it ...

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Issue #328 March 8, 2017

Rev Up the Revival

night of dancing immortalizes legendary local ballroom

Katy Macek

If the simple mention of Fournier’s Ballroom gets you wanting to dig out your dancing shoes, the Chippewa Valley Museum is giving you a great reason to do so. Long-time Chippewa Valley residents ...

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Issue #328 March 8, 2017

Troll Tales

award-winning children’s author to share Nordic folklore

Hannah Mumm

If you’re looking for a fun family activity this month, consider going trolling. We’re talking about pursuing the mythical creatures of Nordic folklore, not posting nasty comments online. On Saturday, March 25 ...

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Issue #328 March 8, 2017

Escaping the Weather

new musical comedy is a road trip from snowy Wisconsin to sunny Florida

Haley Wright

Snowbirds, an original musical comedy by local composer and retired music teacher Jerry Way, will be performed at the Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls March 23-26 ...

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Issue #328 March 8, 2017

Spontaneous Laughs

Eau Claire Improv Festival gears up for year five

Hannah Mumm, photos by Kelsey Smith

Eau Claire has long been a small city with a big personality. Its citizens pump out Grammy-winning albums, bestselling literature, and events that draw people from across the world ...

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Issue #328 March 8, 2017

All the Art

ArtsWest returns Eau Claire for year 38

Hillary Bell, photos by Andrea Paulseth

ArtsWest 38, a major juried exhibit for regional artists, held its opening reception and award ceremony on Feb. 23, at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire. David H. Wells, the Director of the Edgewood College Art Gallery and Collections ...

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