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

All That Jazz

One of the biggest jazz festivals in the Midwest happens right here in our back yard. Jazz Fest returns this year April 5-7 at locations around the Chippewa Valley. The festival includes performances and classes and brings in hundreds of...

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Issue #224 Mar. 14, 2013

Yep, That Pauly Shore is Coming to Town

Pauly Shore is not dead. He’s out of the Army, he’s done with jury duty, and he has finally seen the Leaning Tower of Cheeza. These days, Shore is doing stand-up in intimate club settings throughout the Midwest. Shore, who began his career...

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Issue #223 Feb. 28, 2013

Film Series Shows 'Fresh' World Viewpoints

FRESH Films is a four part film series at UW-Eau Claire that begins with the film “Chasing Ice.” This film was shot by National Geographic photographer James Balog. For years, Balog recorded glaciers all around the world in order to show how they...

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Wildwood Film Festival Taps Local Filmmakers

Getting accepted into a film festival is a high honor for any filmmaker. Why do you think they put all those badges on the front of DVD cases? Now two local films can slap one of those badges on – one that says Official Selection for the 2013...

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Joe Neary Seeks Some Kickstarter Cash

Joe Neary leads a trio that defines itself with simple, laid-back guitar and melodic vocals that play a large role within the music. The group consists of UW-Milwaukee graduate Joe Neary on guitar and vocals, UW-Eau Claire graduate Chris Halbauer...

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Issue #222 Feb. 14, 2013
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