Issue #235 August 15, 2013

Next BareBones Show Will Baby Its Audience

What’s in a name? Well, a decent amount according to Baby With The Bathwater – a play by Christopher Durang. The local comedic theater troupe BareBones Ensemble will be staging this absurdist comedy Aug. 16-17 at The Grand Theatre on Grand ...

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Local Author Hopes Own Experiences Can Help Teens

There’s probably no shortage of adult advice for teenagers. Do this, do that. Don’t do this, don’t do that. But local author Rebekah Palmer is taking a different perspective on advice for teens: Things she learned and documented as a ...

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Biesterveld Album Features Ensemble Cast

Over the past few months Eau Claire-based musician Jim Ulwelling has been recording This Old Town, a compilation of his folk-rock tunes from his B Squat Woody and the Bicycle Kids days back in the ’90s. The solo project, which he ...

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Issue #234 August 1, 2013

Things You Should Know with Jordan Duroe

Do you ever find yourself thinking, ‘Man, I wish I just knew more things!’ Well, luckily local comedian Jordan Duroe has you covered. The funnyman brings his absurdist, deadpan humor to a new short film called Stuff You Should Know With ...

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UW-Stout Showcases Students' Summer Art

Just because it’s summer vacation doesn’t mean UW-Stout’s art students are resting. Gallery 209 at UW-Stout is hanging a student show called Exposing Our Underdraws throughout the summer featuring about 20 pieces of art across different mediums ...

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Garland to Lead Talks About Poetry, Places

At first blush, poetry and geography would seem to be quite different subjects; the realm of verse is symbolic and almost mystical, while geography is literally down to earth. But poetry is often inextricably linked to a sense of place. UW-Eau Claire ...

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Perry's Visiting Tom Comes to Stay in Paperback

I think it’s fair to say Fall Creek author Michael Perry’s newest book Visiting Tom was a huge success. The book – which details the life and stories of Tom Hartwig, a local legend who’s known for his team of oxen and has a particular disdain for the ...

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New Single Sees the Light

Local prolific singer-songwriter Brian Bethke has always done things on his own, self releasing a number of records over the his career. But with his newest release he takes that to a whole new level. The Light, a new single from Bethke will be ...

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Issue #233 July 18, 2013

Chigliak Label Releases Record Number Two

Last year after years of Eau Clairians reminiscing on days past, we finally got more Amateur Love. Well, not new Amateur Love, but at least reissued. The local indie-pop band that begat Megafaun and Laarks would’ve topped the charts ...

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Phil Cook Takes It Solo Once Again

Former local Phil Cook, who you might know from Megafaun or The Shouting Matches, has increasingly been going his own way, releasing a solo record in 2011 and playing a handful of solo shows and showcases over the last few years ...

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Issue #232 July 4, 2013

Library Looks to Acquire Storybook Sculpture

In an effort to continue its commitment to the area’s cultural life, The L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library has fundraising efforts underway to acquire the 2012 winner of Sculpture Tour Eau Claire’s Best In Show award. Jack’s Story Time, a ...

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The Lads Go Live

Eau Claire’s own traditional Irish music entertainment franchise,The Shillelagh Lads, has released its first CD, “Live!” Recorded live at Houligans Steak and Seafood Pub in Eau Claire, where the Lads are its official house band, the CD instantly ...

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New Fiction Out of Ashland

The word “mashkiki” means “medicine” in Ojibwe – a translation that plays into the plot of Eau Claire native Anne Miller’s new and first book, Mashkiki Rapids. After graduating from Regis High School and UW-Eau Claire, Anne settled in Ashland ...

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Stolen Sculpture Reward Boosted to $2,000

At the end of May some disreputable person or persons pilfered a bronze statue, Mother and Child, that was part of Sculpture Tour Eau Claire’s annual outdoor display. Now it’s up to some of us reputable folks to come forward with information to ...

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Issue #231 June 20, 2013

The Parade

We sit on the grass and watch a high school band blow past in plumed hats and maroon and yellow buccaneer outfits, followed by a caravan of old, two-cylinder John Deere tractors that go farting down the road. The parade is short but seems ...

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Two Strangers, One Album

Kids With Boats is a truly collaborative effort. The new Eau Claire based experimental rock group is made up of John Bowman IV and Eric C. Thompson, who met using a creative classified listing in Volume One. While they came from different ...

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Issue #230 June 6, 2013
Issue #229 May 23, 2013

Supporting the Strings

A few UW-Eau Claire music students are going to one heck of a helping hand from a new scholarship at the university. The Eileen Phillips Cohen String Scholarship will grant a full ride to four UW-Eau Claire string players each year, as well as ...

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Issue #228 May 9, 2013

Artist Markets Back in Full Swing

For those who loved picking up treasure with their tomatoes last summer, it’s time to love shopping again. The Artist Market of Eau Claire returns this summer with an extended schedule, running every other Saturday, May 18 through ...

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Issue #227 April 25, 2013

Menomonie's Town

The Menomonie Theater Guild will be bringing the famous pantomimed performance of Our Town to the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts on two upcoming weekends.

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New Chance to Unwind

Eau Claire native Brad “DJ Unwind” LaBarbera, who is now based in Minneapolis, has had a number of successes in recent years. His downtempo, chillout-style music has been...

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Issue #226 April 11, 2013

Local Bro Appearing on the Internet

Dude Morning, a new Web series created by students at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, focuses on college dudes making their way through a hilariously troubled world. Written and directed by Chippewa Valley...

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Council Says 'Write On' to Poet Laureate Taylor

he second verse will be the same as the first, at least when Eau Claire’s poet laureate is concerned. On March 26, the Eau Claire City Council voted unanimously to appoint Bruce Taylor to a second term as the city’s preeminent poet.

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Issue #225 Mar. 28, 2013
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