Issue #360 June 13, 2018

A Tale Fit for a Queen

religious theater group stages female-fronted biblical musical

Tom Giffey

Maybe it was divine intervention. Maybe it was just a stroke of good luck. Either way, a musical version of the biblical story of Esther arrived in the hands of TAG Ministries, an Eau Claire-based Christian theater company ...

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Issue #360 June 13, 2018

On a Lonesome Road

policeman turned attorney pens debut mystery novel

Haley Wright

Rick Pendergast – a lifelong resident of Eau Claire, a former Eau Claire Police Department officer, and a current local attorney – recently published his first novel, Stoney Lonesome Road. The novel (named after an actual road in Boyd) is a mystery ...

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Issue #359 May 30, 2018

To the Valley and Beyond

Oxbow mural program hopes to inspire artistic diversity

Lauren Fisher, photos by Joel Pearish

The vast blank canvas on the side of the Eau Claire Printing Co. building on the corner of Galloway and Farwell streets in downtown Eau Claire gleams with whitewash today, but on June 3 ...

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Issue #359 May 30, 2018

Policeman With a Pen

law-enforcement career inspires crime novelist

Diana Peterson

Neal Griffin, an Eau Claire native, entered the crime-writing world three years ago with his debut novel, Benefit of the Doubt. His new release, By His Own Hand, set in the Eau Claire-inspired city ...

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Issue #359 May 30, 2018

The Young and the Restless

high school rockers The Third Ward unleash their debut

Eric Christenson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The Third Ward’s drummer Anthony Allen had only been a part of the band for a week or two when on a whim, the local metal band submitted a video of themselves to a statewide garage band contest ...

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