Issue #342 Oct. 4, 2017

Can't Keep a Good Song Down

releasing She Do Voodoo’s unpublished album

Andrew Patrie, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Sometimes we get lucky: we find a $20 bill in a jeans pocket, the doctor tells us test results came back negative, or we are allowed a second chance to make good on a youthful dream ...

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Issue #342 Oct. 4, 2017

Finding That Someone

Sarah Lou Richards releases fourth studio album

Emily Kinzel

UW-Eau Claire graduate Sarah Lou Richards is releasing not her first, not her second, not even her third, but her fourth album of spellbinding folk pop tunes. Now based in Nashville ...

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Issue #342 Oct. 4, 2017

The World Is a Gallery

artist has grand plans for local pop-up art galleries

Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Kelsey Wenberg, instructor and fiber/macramé artist in residence at Blue Boxer Arts, is bringing a whole new way to experience art to Eau Claire through ArtFly, which offers pop-up art shows right ...

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Issue #342 Oct. 4, 2017

A Force of Artists

Artisan Forge Studios goes all in on ambitious art event

Eric Christenson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

When you drive down Clairemont Avenue in Eau Claire, you pass universities, hospitals, restaurants, chain stores, banks, hotels, and a plethora of businesses tucked in front of an expanse ...

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Issue #341 Sept. 20, 2017

All About Eau Claire

actress will create impromptu, one-woman local show

Emily Kinzel

Comedy is taking over UW-Eau Claire as actress, author, and storyteller Lauren Weedman crosses our city limits. As part of the university’s annual Artists Series, Schofield Hall welcomes Weedman ...

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Issue #341 Sept. 20, 2017

Hard-Earned Laughs

the great Sean Patton returns to Eau Claire for more

Eric Christenson

One of the funniest working comedians in the country is returning to Eau Claire for yet another night of world-class storytelling and gut-busting jokes. Since he toured through the city in 2015, Sean Patton liked what he found ...

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Issue #341 Sept. 20, 2017

The Write Life

married playwrights Jim and Jane Jeffries stage new script based on novel

Tom Giffey

What’s the secret to a happy, successful marriage? Eau Claire playwrights Jim and Jane Jeffries know, but they’re not telling – at least not quite yet. To learn the answer – or at least one of the answers – you’ll have to see the married duo’s latest theatrical creation ...

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Issue #341 Sept. 20, 2017

The Furlong & Short of It

fall exhibits planned at UW-Stout’s campus gallery

Emily Kinzel, photos by Jesse Johnson

UW-Stout provides the community with an array of opportunities and experiences, from guest speakers to theatrical productions. This fall, UW-Stout’s Furlong Art Gallery has a full schedule of exhibits featuring ...

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Issue #341 Sept. 20, 2017

Hearing Our Heritage

UWEC oral history project records musical memories

Marie Anthony

My coffee hadn’t yet hit my bloodstream. I wasn’t fully prepared for such a fountain of energy at 8 on a Monday morning, but Dr. Daniel Ott’s enthusiasm was more of a boost than even Starbucks provides ...

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Issue #341 Sept. 20, 2017

Not Just Any Pop Duo

DeKam & Johnson create relatable tunes with a twist

Measha Vieth, photos by Nicole Johnson

Noah DeKam and Logan Johnson get your body moving to their funky beats, vocal harmonies, and instrumental vibe. With inspiration from John Mayer’s latest album, these two provide a new look at pop music ...

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Issue #340 Sept. 6, 2017

Dining on Wobegon

have dinner with Prairie Home Companion writer Holly Harden

V1 Staff

At Forage this month, A Prairie Home Companion writer and cookbook author Holly Harden will join guests for a special dinner to benefit the Chippewa Valley Writers Guild. “Suppertime in Lake Wobegon” will feature ...

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