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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Issue #303 April 6, 2016

Swan Song, American Style

Lunde to conduct final concert with chamber orchestra

by Barbara Arnold

Ivar Lunde Jr.’s finale concert with the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra, which he has led for more than a decade, will focus on music evoking the native Norwegian’s adopted homeland. Join our community on April 16 for ...

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Issue #303 April 6, 2016

Can’t Stop the Music

for 50 years, the Eau Claire Jazz Festival has attracted and inspired top musical talent

by Garrett Denney

Teaching at what was then known as the Wisconsin State College-Eau Claire, professor Joe Casey hosted the first Eau Claire Jazz Festival. Five decades and hundreds of performances later, it is still going strong ...

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Issue #303 April 6, 2016

On (and Off) the Rails

circus train crash inspires experimental play at UWEC

by James Johonnott, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The theater department at UW-Eau claire is breaking out of its comfort zone to bring some creative, experimental theater to Eau Claire audiences. ...

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Issue #303 April 6, 2016

Heart for Art

teacher has been inspiring Altoona kids for 28 years

by Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Donna Walther, an art teacher for the past 28 years at Pederson Elementary School in Altoona and perhaps best known for her memorable large-scale creations and beautiful and unique classroom, is ready to begin a new ...

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Issue #303 April 6, 2016

Wakanda Whooper

whooping cranes find the spotlight in local writer’s new children’s book

by Katie Robertson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Sandia Kosmo has always been a writer. Even in high school, she wrote articles for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, and several of her family members have become writers and editors, too ...

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Issue #303 April 6, 2016

A Month of Poems

this National Poetry Month, turn your eyes to local verse

by Bruce Taylor, photos by Luong Huynh

April is National Poetry Month, a month-long national celebration of poetry established in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States ...

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Issue #303 April 6, 2016

Double Duty

Wisco native, a decorated California cop, pens second realistic police thriller

by Caleb Gerdes

Midwestern Noir could be that savory aged cheddar from the local dairy or a pint of a dark lager at the local brewery. However, it is, in fact, a fresh new genre ...

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Issue #303 April 6, 2016

Harmony Within

all new music from flute virtuoso Phippen

by Raquel Dorf, photos by Andrea Paulseth

It was by accident that a flute caught Peter Phippen’s eye while shopping at a furniture store back in 1987, and after deciding to purchase it, the instrument captured his curiosity and ignited a new passion ...

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Issue #302 March 23, 2016

Whining for the Win

missing Matt Bellasai’s UW-Stout show would be the worst

by Anne Sandell

While many people can drink wine and complain, few have achieved celebrity status doing so; Matt Bellassai is the exception. If you’re on Facebook, follow BuzzFeed, or appreciate any and all things involving wine, you’ve ...

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Issue #302 March 23, 2016

Blues From Alabama

Luedtke teams up with his childhood inspiration

by Rob Reid, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The story behind the recording of Howard “Guitar” Luedtke’s latest album, Goin’ Down to Alabama: The Muscle Shoals Sessions, is as wondrous as the album itself ...

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