Issue #332 May 17, 2017

On the Wagon

Pit Wagon gets a little darker on new record Well

Eric Christenson

There’s something magical about Matt Vold’s voice. Cigarette smoke and salt of the earth mix together with a bunch of folk sadness somewhere deep in his vocal cords and what comes out is this fearsome ...

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Issue #332 May 17, 2017

Rock No More

The House of Rock will shut its doors in July

Eric Christenson, photos by Kelsey Smith, Lee Butterworth

One of Eau Claire’s longest running music venues, the House of Rock, is closing this summer, its owner announced in early May. The Water Street rock club’s owner, Steve Geitz ...

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Issue #332 May 17, 2017

Giddyap for the Sculpture Tour!

one-third of this year’s citywide collection of 3D artwork is from Wisconsin and Minnesota

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The Sculpture Tour Eau Claire is now more “Eau Claire-y” – or at least more “Chippewa Valley-y” – than ever. The latest crop of sculptures was installed around the city earlier this month ...

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Issue #332 May 17, 2017

Organ Transplant

Eaux Claires sculpture will be installed in EC park

Hannah Mumm, photos by Lee Butterworth

If you stopped by the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival last summer, you might have noticed the wire cathedral complete with dramatic arches and false pipes housing organ performances between ...

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Issue #332 May 17, 2017

Tuesday Blues-Day

Tuesday Night Blues returns and adds after hours jams

Marie Anthony, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Some of us regret the love we lost or the career we never pursued. Some of us just regret that entire pint of Ben & Jerry’s we ate last night. Me, I regret the fact that I have absolutely no musical ...

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Palominos Near Tuba City

Denise Sweet

In the desert of burning dreams, of armadillo and centipede, / I would call this night pitch dark back home / I would watch for any star to pass into dream song ...

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Issue #331 May 2, 2017

A Walk on the Creative Side

downtown EC art spots band together for Gallery Walk

Emily Kinzel

From painting to music, from sidewalk sculptures to art galleries, hardly a corner of Eau Claire is untouched by art. Get to know your local artsy folks during the inaugural Creative Communities Gallery Walk from 4-8pm on Thursday, May 18, in downtown Eau Claire ...

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Issue #331 May 2, 2017

Things Are Looking Up

professors’ affinity for night sky inspires exhibit

Pan Thao, photos by Andrea Paulseth

It’s true that inspiration comes from anything, and in Wanrudee Buranakorn and Jyl Kelley’s latest gallery exhibit, it’s all about curiosity, collaboration, and connection. For the past nine years, both photography professors ...

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Issue #331 May 2, 2017

Grab Your Brushes

plein air painting event expands throughout Valley

Emily Kinzel

Whether you’re a novice, an expert, or want to try something new, the fifth annual GO Paint! plein air event inviting all art enthusiasts throughout the Chippewa Valley to participate ...

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Issue #331 May 2, 2017

Engaging Young Readers

a new local book outlines ways to get reluctant readers enthusiastic about books

Marie Anthony

Rob Reid has devoted much of his career to helping teachers and parents understand the importance of reading in a child’s life, but it was on the drive home from Madison ...

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Issue #331 May 2, 2017

Reach for the Sky

EC natives formulate revolutionary online lit journal

Hannah Mumm

Traditional literary journals are dying in today’s impatient world. Both print and online publications force writers to endure submission processes that last anywhere from a couple of months to nearly a year ...

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Issue #331 May 2, 2017

Interpretive Impressions

Quality Impressions tape impresses with a new way to make art with friends

Measha Vieth

I close my eyes as “Drum Womb” engulfs my senses. First, I get the feeling I’m in a mysterious forest with creatures calling out, then outer space as a spaceship becomes my home, lastly I imagine witnessing ...

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Issue #330 April 19, 2017

Choice Sounds

EC Chamber Orchestra wraps up season with Haydn, Bach

Barbara Arnold

“Musician’s Choice,” the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra’s final concert of the 2016-17 season, will be held April 22, at Grace Lutheran Church. Conductor Frank A. Watkins will lead the orchestra in performing ...

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Issue #330 April 19, 2017

Bohemian Rhapsody

Czech out an evening of squeezebox tunes in Cadott

Tom Giffey

Are you an accordion aficionado? A concertina connoisseur? Or are you simply craving some kolachy? If you’ve answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, plan a trip May 5 to Cadott ...

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Issue #330 April 19, 2017

Friendly Revolution

Christian music legend Smith and friends to play Zorn

Marie Anthony

I still remember that feeling. It was as if the sun was kissing my neck and slowly wrapping its warmth around my heart. Barely out of kindergarten, I couldn’t tell you what exactly gave me that sense ...

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