Issue #343 Oct. 18, 2017

Letting Their Lights Shine

choir for Chippewa Valley seniors dealing with dementia lifts spirits, makes memories

Tom Giffey

The heads of the performers, gray and not-so-gray, bob in anticipation above their music-filled spiral notebooks as they prepare to sing. This selection for the Stand in the Light Choir is an arrangement ...

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Issue #343 Oct. 18, 2017

Oh, the Horror (Show)

ECCT encourages participation at Rocky Horror show

Emily Kinzel, photos by Andrea Paulseth

When I say “Rocky,” you say “Horror!” Don your best fishnets, squeeze into some gold booty shorts, and break out those binding bustiers to embrace your inner “Sweet Transvestite.” The Eau Claire Children’s Theatre is producing a campy classic, The Rocky Horror Show, which opens Oct. 19 ...

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Issue #343 Oct. 18, 2017

Coloring Perceptions

exhibit, events explore science and art of color

Tom Giffey, photos by Tom Giffey

It’s a well-worn cliché that artists and scientists have different ways of viewing the world. Ask an artist about color, for example, and the response might be practical (the challenges of mixing pigments) or profound (the feelings produced in a viewer ...

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Hope for Dummies

Barbara Tzetzo Gosch

It would be easy to say / take two aspirin today / and when you wake up / it will all be okay. ...

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Issue #342 Oct. 4, 2017

Cool Air, Fresh Art

let annual fall art tour ease you into autumn

Marie Anthony

For some, autumn’s arrival comes by way of the Pumpkin Spice Latte. For others, it’s the day they can comfortably pull of that fabulous pair of riding boots. While I’d be lying if I said I didn’t love ...

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Issue #342 Oct. 4, 2017

River Reads

Chippewa Valley Book Festival features fiction, food, and fun

Emily Kinzel

Hey there bookworms! The 18th Annual Chippewa Valley Book Festival is almost here. Starting Monday, Oct. 16, and running through Thursday Oct. 26, the festival will feature 30 authors ...

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Issue #342 Oct. 4, 2017

Master Singers Celebrate Silver

2017-18 season marks 25th anniversary of the renowned local choral group

Emily Kinzel

Many musical happenings take place in our lovely Eau Claire, however this year marks the Silver Anniversary of the Master Singers. Happy 25 years guys! Director and Conductor Gary Schwartzhoff ...

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Issue #342 Oct. 4, 2017

Stanton Stands Tall

Stout grad continues to leave mark in Nashville

by UW-Stout News

As a young man Johnny Stanton hoped to make a living someday playing music. Stanton cut his musical teeth in middle school garage bands in Eau Claire with classmate Justin Vernon ...

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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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