Issue #369 October 17, 2018

The First Rule of Fright Club ...

wrestling + comedy = Halloweekend madness

Broc Seigneurie

At first glance, the worlds of stand-up comedy and professional wrestling may not appear to have much in common. Comedy gives the audience sharp wit and observation, while wrestling is built on theatrics and physical skill. But what both art forms do offer is unfettered entertainment ...

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Issue #369 October 17, 2018

Around the World in a Single Theater

Eau Claire World Film Festival returns for second year

Abby Norton

The Eau Claire World Film Festival is back for its second year and is once again vowing to take viewers “Around the World in a Weekend.” Taking place on Oct. 19 and 20 at Micon Downtown Cinema, 315 S. Barstow St., this year’s festival will feature shorts such as Ice Dwellers, where ...

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Issue #369 October 17, 2018

Return to Laramie

UWEC stages documentary-style play about Matthew Shephard’s murder

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Matthew Shephard has been a martyr for almost as long as he was a living person. Shephard, a 21-year-old college student, was viciously beaten, robbed, and left to die tied to a fence outside Laramie ...

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Issue #369 October 17, 2018

Book Fest Q&A: Nickolas Butler

noted local author to give taste of his latest at UW-Stout

V1 Staff, photos by Luong Huynh

While it draws authors from all over the United States, one of the strengths of the Chippewa Valley Book Festival is it’s ability to spotlight some of the talented scribes who live in our own backyard ...

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Issue #369 October 17, 2018

The Unseen Faces of 'Forward'

Eau Claire native hopes to draw national attention to the Wisconsin music scene

by Rayna DeJongh

If Spencer Wells is passionate about anything, it’s printed media and Wisconsin-based musicians. Growing up in Eau Claire, Wells found himself admiring the diverse sound of local musicians ...

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Issue #369 October 17, 2018

Heavenly Endeavor

Wealthy Relative’s new record, visuals come in their own video game

Eric Christenson

The list of Dan Forke’s artistic endeavors is, to put it simply … big. For one facet, the Eau Claire native has been steadily making thoughtful, trippy, and forward-thinking hip hop music as Wealthy Relative for the better part of a decade ...

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Issue #369 October 17, 2018

Mothers of Music

3 chippewa valley women at the frontlines of music culture

Tori Johnson

The Chippewa Valley has a thriving music scene that has been cultivated for decades. Woman leadership is invaluable to this community, driving forward creative and educational movements. Check out three of these awesome ladies and see what drives them ...

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