Issue #312 July 27, 2016

A New River Prairie Welcome

collaborative sculpture adorns Eau Claire entrance

by Sammy Gibbons

Travellers driving South down Highway 53 will now be welcomed into Eau Claire by a new sign. The “Enhanced Eau Claire Sign” was installed July 17 at the River Prairie exit, on the corner of River Prairie Drive and Galloway Street, not far from Woodman’s grocery store. Originally, the half ...

Add a Comment »

Issue #312 July 27, 2016

Mural, Mural on the Wall

artist beautifies doomed CF building

by Sammy Gibbons, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Despite the warmth of these summer months, a house of ice was brought back to life in Chippewa Falls. Artist Alexandra Moehagen decided to conceal the spray-painted profanities on the walls of what is referred to by locals ...

Add a Comment »

Issue #312 July 27, 2016

Frankly in Love with Music

conductor brings passion to new chamber orchestra gig

by Barbara Arnold

Frank A. Watkins, the new music director and conductor of the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra, is a man who lives music 24/7, whether raising his baton with a choir or orchestra in tuxedo and tails or conducting in the air with his earbuds ...

Add a Comment »

Issue #311 July 13, 2016

Public Library 2.0

Forget stereotypes about dusty piles of books. Today’s tech-savvy libraries are staying relevant in the digital age.

by Amanda Foxcroft, photos by Andrea Paulseth

We tipped into the Digital Age around the year 2000, when the Internet changed from a static information platform into the interactive, Google-dominated Web 2.0 we know today. The Digital Age (aka the Information Age) has put a staggering amount of information at our fingertips, literally ...

Comments 2

Issue #311 July 13, 2016

The World's Flautists Unite

annual convention brings flute pioneers together in song

by Sammy Gibbons

The fluttery notes of flutes from around the world will waft over Eau Claire on July 27-31 when UW-Eau Claire hosts the 2016 World Flute Society Convention. The afternoons and evenings of these days will fill the Haas Fine Arts Center with ...

Add a Comment »

Issue #311 July 13, 2016

Monstrous Musical

stage musical adaption of cult film brings campy vibes and original songs

by Hailey Novak, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The Monster of Phantom Lake, a musical adapted from the original film of the same name, directed by Christopher Mihm in 2006, is set to be performed at the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menomonie July 21-24 ...

Add a Comment »

Issue #311 July 13, 2016

Bringing It up to Speed

EC Micon to add bar area, make aesthetic upgrades

by Eric Christenson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Micon Cinemas is gearing up to do some major renovations to its seven-screen theater complex on Mall Drive after the Eau Claire Plan Commission approved ...

Comments 1

Issue #311 July 13, 2016

Art Along the River

tiny community of Stockholm blooms with annual art fair

by Sammy Gibbons

The population of Stockholm, Wis., is 66, but this year the town will feature nearly twice that number of artists as part of the 43rd Annual Stockholm Art Fair. One-hundred and six creators will show and sell their works ...

Add a Comment »

Issue #311 July 13, 2016

Teen Dreams

Fall Creek grad lays down positive pop / hip hop EP

by Sammy Gibbons

Fall Creek born-and-raised Brayton Meyer drops unique hip-hop and pop beats on his new solo EP, Real Life. Meyer sends positive vibes through his lyrics on the five-track effort ...

Add a Comment »

Issue #311 July 13, 2016

Radio Waves & Local Faves

Blugold Radio gives indie rock a voice in the Valley

by Eric Christenson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

In the middle of a cornfield near the intersection of county highways 64 and 40 just north of Bloomer sits a small hut. Inside, there are air conditioners, transmitter boxes, and a whole bunch of radio wizardry this writer couldn’t even begin to explain ...

Comments 1

  Popular Articles

popular items in the last month

1,648

Teen Dreams

Fall Creek grad lays down positive pop / hip hop EP