Issue #223 Feb. 28, 2013

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

Flamenco Troupe Brings Global Flair to UWEC

UW-Eau Claire’s Artist Series provides members of the community with frequent opportunities to experience various cultures from around the world. On Wednesday, Feb. 27, the campus will play host to the Juan Siddi Flamenco Theatre Company, a group...

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One Legit Magazine

Jessi Pizur sees herself as a positive person in a negatively focused media world. It was because of this that she made her new online publication, called LEGIT in Life, reflect this positivity. “I decided to make that the center of the magazine ...

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South Middle Schoolers Snag Poetry Honors

Powerful lines like these are what you can expect from the talented students at South Middle School in Eau Claire. Recently, four South students were proud to have the chance to stand out among their peers in the Junior Division of the prestigious...

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Here Comes the Cabaret

The air seems to get a little more energetic around the end of February as bands around the Chippewa Valley start channeling their favorite musicians in preparation for Decadent Cabaret. The three-day festival – in its 34th year – showcases ...

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Issue #221 Jan. 31, 2013

Self Help for Self-Publishing Your Book

Local editor and author Rob Bignell has worked with hundreds of writers, new and old, who kept coming to him with concerns and questions about self-publishing. As these questions came again and again, Bignell decided to answer the most frequent in...

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Issue #220 Jan. 17, 2013

Chorus of Huskies Converge for Commencement

Eau Claire’s North High School recently turned 50 years old, and to celebrate five decades of education, the school is getting the band back together. Well, more like the choir. North will be celebrating its birthday throughout 2013, and to ...

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Issue #219 Dec. 27, 2012

Wynonna to Grace the State

Five-time Grammy award winning country singer Wynonna Judd is coming to the State Theatre. On Friday, April 26, Judd will bring her band, The Big Noise, to the theatre for a brand new, energetic show. Judd started out in the music business with ...

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Issue #218 Dec. 13, 2012

The Christmas Village

If you’re thinking your life is missing a hint of magic, check out Monica Holtz’s new book. The Eau Claire author just published her book, The Christmas Village, about the 25th anniversary of the Irvine Park Christmas Village. Through fun rhymes ...

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The October Session

Local music juggernaut Brian Bethke is releasing a new recording called The October Session. The new seven-track release officially comes out January 1, but is available now online at The songs are sparse and simple, but ...

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Country Fest 2013: Here Comes the Country

Despite the shortening days, we now have something to be looking forward to next summer: Country Fest has announced its lineup for the 2013 iteration of the massive festival. Headliners include Lady Antebellum, Montgomery Gentry, Toby Keith and ...

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Issue #217 Nov. 29, 2012

Truth’s Evil Light

This fall, a local author, Michaela McGregor, self-published a novel called “Truth’s Evil Light.” The story centers around Cheveyo Singer, a young woman who, while searching for her kidnapped friend, learns that magic and mythical characters ...

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A Very Eau Claire Christmas

It’s about that time of the year when the tunes gain a bit more jingle bell and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra pull themselves out of the woodwork. Here in Eau Claire we have our own holiday music tradition, an Eau Claire Christmas compilation put ...

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Packer Rockers

Have a hankering for some Packer-themed music? Well, you’re in luck because Elroy and the Diehards just came out with a new set of Wisconsin-themed tunage, featuring the song “Green and Gold Cups.” It’s called Packer Party and boasts to be ...

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Holiday Handbook 2012
Issue #216 Nov. 15, 2012

Making It Up

a rise in improv from all directions has formed a true, homegrown scene in the Chippewa Valley

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The Jury Has a Verdict

The Menomonie Theater Guild is kicking off its 54th season with an edgy drama entitled Twelve Angry Men. Adapted from Reginald Rose’s 1957 movie by Sherman Sergel, Twelve Angry Men is about the trial of a 19-year old man who is convicted ...

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Cannibal Corpse on the Way

Later this month the House of Rock is teaming up with True Endeavors, an event management company based out of Madison, WI, to put on one of the most face melting concerts in the Chippewa Valley this year. On Nov. 20 Cannibal Corpse will be ...

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Lindsey Buckingham On Tap

Lindsey Buckingham is most well known for being the front man of Fleetwood Mac, which has undoubtedly contributed monstrously to rock n roll and the music industry as a whole over the past few decades. Lucky for us, he will be gracing the ...

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Issue #215 Nov. 1, 2012

Cut It Out

L.E Phillips Memorial Public Library is hosting a pretty (forgive me) cutting-edge show through the month of November. Cut It Out features collage work from artists around the Midwest: Lori Chilefone, Marcella Edmund, Jeffrey Hirst, Douglas Johns ...

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Hauntings 2012
Issue #214 Oct. 18, 2012

So, where'd them murals go?

A collection of murals that were formerly displayed in the windows of a vacant building downtown will now be displayed in Banbury Place. Before the move, the murals resided at 2 S. Barstow Street. They were stuck in a city storage building after...

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BJ Hollars Announces Spring Book Debut

B.J. Hollars, self-proclaimed “writer, teacher, dog walker” and UW-Eau Claire professor, has announced the March 22, 2013 release of a book of short stories. After receiving the 2012 Society of Midland Authors Award for his nonfiction work titled...

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Issue #213 Oct. 4, 2012

Flyway Film Festival 2012

Once again the Lake Pepin Art & Design Center in Pepin and the Widespot Performing Arts Center in Stockholm will play host to the Flyway Film Festival – a festival showcasing films from close to home and international filmmakers. The festival ...

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