Issue #345 Nov. 15, 2017

Facing Down Monsters

Eau Claire native explores his own experiences in fictionalized murder tale

Marie Anthony, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Monsters in the Hallway, released Oct. 27, is based on events from author Jim Kosmo’s childhood in Eau Claire in the 1950s and ’60s. The predominant storylines of his book open windows into his life ...

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Issue #345 Nov. 15, 2017

Orphan's Final Curtain

ECCT to perform Annie for last time at State Theatre

by Lauren Fisher

The Eau Claire Children’s Theatre is bringing the family classic Annie to the State Theatre for the last time on that historic stage. “It’s a feel-good musical with a positive message and has all the elements ...

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Thanksgiving

Jon Loomis

Tonight we celebrate the Great Mistake of the Wampanoag, / who should have gutted the Puritan freaks or let them starve ...

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Issue #344, Nov. 1, 2017

Loud Whispers

The Jaggernauts are back with a fierce new record

Measha Vieth, photos by Luong Huynh

They lure you in with short and sweet, grungy alt rock songs. Lyrics reflecting experiences at bars and concerts. Local favorite The Jaggernauts are here to party! It’s been a few years since their last album ...

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Issue #344, Nov. 1, 2017

Video Game Nostalgia Leads to Father-Son Business

Marie Anthony, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Some people want their two front teeth for Christmas. Stuart Sandler of Eau Claire wanted a Pitfall! shadowbox. “I’m a child of the ’80s. I grew up during the height of Atari and Nintendo (the first NES), and I loved the game Pitfall,” he reminisced. “I wanted to be like David Crane, the guy who programmed the game.”

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