Issue #305 May 4, 2016

Chainsaw Serenade

EC Children’s Theatre has gruesome, grown-up fun with Evil Dead: The Musical

by Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The title alone should be enough to clue you in on the fact that Evil Dead: The Musical isn’t a typical Eau Claire Children’s Theatre production. There are no fairy princesses or little mermaids ...

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Issue #305 May 4, 2016

Student Movement

UWEC’s annual Danceworks showcases bodies in motion

by Nikki Lanzer

The Department of Music and Theatre Arts at UW-Eau Claire will present its annual Danceworks production May 5-7. Just in time for Mother’s Day weekend, the concert will take place Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm in the Kjer Theatre ...

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Issue #305 May 4, 2016

New-Wave Weaving

Eau Claire artist goes 3D with woven creations

by Katie Robertson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

About a year ago, Heidi Haubrich saw some samples of 3D woven art online and decided that she had to try making some herself. As a long-time lover of crafts and do-it-yourself projects ...

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Issue #305 May 4, 2016

Historical Thrills

Eau Claire author delves into WWII with new spy novel

by Gigi Roelant, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Veteran thriller author Gary Johnston has taken a daring dive into a new genre with his latest book, Pedigree. The genre shift has been a long time coming ...

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Issue #305 May 4, 2016

Terraform Travelers

hardcore band finds its strength in touring country

by Eric Christenson

For all their togetherness, their blistering energy, and their high-octane hardcore tunes, Terraform is made up of members who rarely live in the same place. With two members in Memphis ...

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Issue #304 April 20, 2016

Planetary Jams

Earth Day celebration features music, speakers, more

by Gigi Roelant, photos by Michael Bartsch

Get ready to rock out for our very own third rock from the sun. The second annual Jam It For The Planet will be taking place April 23 at The Plus in downtown Eau Claire. People of all ages can come together ...

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Issue #304 April 20, 2016

Path-ematics

Menomonie author explores area trails in new guide

by Caleb Gerdes, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The Chippewa Valley, it turns out, is an excellent place to live. It also turns out that the Chippewa Valley is an amazing place ...

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Issue #304 April 20, 2016

Nothing to Fear

Master Singers travel for FDR concert

by Katie Vagnino, photos by Andrea Paulseth

As we inch closer to a presidential election in which our country seems more hopelessly divided than ever, it’s almost inconceivable to imagine a time when a president was so beloved ...

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Issue #304 April 20, 2016

Swan Song

retiring music teacher commissions final concert piece from former student

by Raquel Dorf

The Northstar Middle School band is busy tuning instruments, memorizing sheet music, and practicing parts for their Annual Spring Concert ...

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Issue #304 April 20, 2016

Turning the Page

Bruce Taylor retires as Eau Claire’s poet laureate

by Doug Pearson, photos by Luong Huynh

As soon as he became the City of Eau Claire’s Poet Laureate in 2011, Bruce Taylor established a series of monthly open mic events ...

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Issue #304 April 20, 2016

Adding a New Element

UWEC a capella group writes its own origin story musical

by Nikki Lanzer, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Stretch out those vocal chords and get ready to sing. The members of UW-Eau Claire’s all-male a cappella group, Fifth Element, will be taking a break from the concert scene to test their talents on the musical ...

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Issue #303 April 6, 2016

Passion Towards Fashion

UW-Stout show spotlights togs made without fabric

by Katie Robertson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The place to be on April 16 is UW-Stout’s annual Fashion Without Fabric show. Students enrolled in UW-Stout’s School of Art and Design will debut their eclectic ...

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