Issue #324 January 11, 2017

Life's a Cabaret

UWEC’s theatrical extravaganza thinks outside the box

James Johonnott, photos by Anna Mateffy

UW-Eau Claire’s annual celebration of song and dance is returning for its 39th year. “Cabaret: Unboxed” will feature UW-Eau Claire’s Concert Choir, The Singing Statesmen, Women’s Concert Chorale ...

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Issue #324 January 11, 2017

Classics and Kids

orchestra’s family show features reading, ‘petting zoo’

Barbara Arnold

A live narration of Meet the Orchestra, a children’s book by Ann Hayes, will take center stage at the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra’s annual and free Family Concert at 2pm Saturday, Jan. 28 ...

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Issue #324 January 11, 2017

On Her Own

Jerrika Mighelle of sister trio QuinnElizabeth forges ahead with solo album

Katy Macek, photos by Andrea Paulseth

After years of being involved in a trio with her sisters, Jerrika Mighelle wanted to take a step in a new direction. The Eau Claire group known as QuinnElizabeth began to fade as her sisters, Jerissa and Elizabeth, followed different career paths ...

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Issue #323 December 28, 2016

Dynamite Duet

local jazz great returns for homecoming dinner concert

Katie Larson

Eau Claire native and multiple Grammy-nominated pianist Geoffrey Keezer is pairing up with jazz vocalist Gillian Margot on Wednesday, Jan. 11 for a night of entertainment and renowned cuisine at The Lakely. Keezer, hailed by musicians and ...

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Issue #322 December 14, 2016

Pine Hollow Hands-On

UW-Stout audio club gets firsthand, in-studio chops

Laura Lash, Eric Christenson

It’s always been a goal of Pine Hollow Studio’s owner Evan Middlesworth to foster more recording engineers in the Chippewa Valley. That means hiring young producers to work ..

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Issue #322 December 14, 2016

All That Jazz

public TV documentary highlights EC Jazz Festival

Tom Giffey, photos by Mike O'Brien

I have an embarrassing confession to make: Despite having lived in the Chippewa Valley for more than 16 years, I’ve never attend the Eau Claire Jazz Festival. I don’t have a good excuse ...

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Issue #322 December 14, 2016

Good to Be Bad

renowned jazz trio with local ties slated for Mabel Tainter

by Tyler Henderson

Ethan Iverson is coming home to Menomonie, and he’s bringing friends when The Bad Plus takes the stage Dec. 20 at the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts. The contemporary jazz trio includes ...

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Issue #322 December 14, 2016

We Three Friends

Yata, Sinz, and Orfield album offers acoustic gems

Tom Giffey

The debut album from Yata, Sinz, and Orfield is a folky, intimate affair, so perhaps it’s appropriate that the trio of veteran musicians squeezed into a cozy booth at Acoustic Café to discuss the new record ...

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Issue #322 December 14, 2016

The Way We Get Byways

Softly, Dear frontman takes on spontaneous rock project

Eric Christenson

It happens in this town sometimes: A crew of talented college students form a band, play and throw tons of shows, record songs, and tour around the region – then they all graduate and go their separate ways ...

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Issue #321 November 30, 2016

Nature’s Symphony

Michael Rambo video shows off outdoor instruments at Beaver Creek Reserve

Barbara Arnold

Nature is taking on a new sound at Beaver Creek Reserve outside Fall Creek. In a new, on-location music video, with a sharp clap of his hands and the magic of editing, local musician Michael Rambo ...

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Issue #320 November 16, 2016

P • PL Just Like Us

former locals’ new MPLS band spits out intricate psych-rock cassette

Hannah Mumm

Freak funk has new face, and it’s strangely familiar. Back in February, five Midwestern musicians merged to form P • PL. The band is based in the Twin Cities, but some of its roots lie in the Chippewa Valley ...

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