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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Issue #328 March 8, 2017

Rev Up the Revival

night of dancing immortalizes legendary local ballroom

Katy Macek

If the simple mention of Fournier’s Ballroom gets you wanting to dig out your dancing shoes, the Chippewa Valley Museum is giving you a great reason to do so. Long-time Chippewa Valley residents ...

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Issue #328 March 8, 2017

100 Days, 100 Songs

Aero Flynn, S. Carey contribute brand new songs to protest mega-album

Hannah Mumm

Eau-Claire-born, Minneapolis-based band Aero Flynn has been silent since releasing its debut self-titled album in 2015 – that is, until now. In the wake of last November’s election, they’ve teamed up with 99 other cool artists ...

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Issue #328 March 8, 2017

Living Her Best Life

singer/songwriter’s debut EP inspired by local DIY spirit

Darrion Behrendt, photos by Andrea Paulseth

They say it takes a village to raise a child, but if we’re being honest it also seems as if the same would go for creating an EP. Caitlin McGarvey has been learning that and other lessons over the past yea ras she built her very first EP from the ground up ...

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Issue #327 February 22, 2017

Under the Covers

Decadent Cabaret bringing a wild weekend of music

Natalie Rosenkranz, photos by Lee Butterworth

A tradition of fishnets and memorable musical performances is approaching its 38th year! Decadent Cabaret – which features local bands dressing up and performing tribute sets – is the longest-running music festival in Eau Claire ...

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Issue #326 February 8, 2017

Vienna on the Chippewa

get your tickets now for UWEC’s annual V-Ball

Pan Thao, photos by Luong Huynh

It may still be two months away, but it’s not too early to start thinking about UW-Eau Claire’s annual Viennese Ball. Tickets are already on sale for the elegant soiree, and they promise to be as hot as ever ...

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Issue #326 February 8, 2017

It Might Get a Bit Nasty

EC grad’s new brass band impresses the homestead

Barbara Arnold

Louie Armstrong meets Prince. That’s how Eau Claire native and saxophonist Elliott Wachs, one of the founders of the McNasty Brass Band of St. Paul, describes the group’s sound: a fusion of New Orleans-style jazziness with the funky new-wave swagger of the late Prince ...

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