Miles Davis Plays “Stella by Starlight”

Thu. Jul. 25th, 2019  |  by Richard Terrill

And why not, I say, on a rainy afternoon like this, / cold in the basement, too warm upstairs, / when his high notes cut like rays through cloudshine, / his mute another reason not to say anything ...

Art Bonanza in Arcadia

Ashley for the Arts brings three days of fun and charity

Thu. Jul. 25th, 2019  |  Barbara Arnold

Hands down, the Aug. 8-10 Ashley for the Arts festival in Arcadia’s 53-acre Memorial Park is one of the best values around. For only a $15 wristband (good for all three days!) there’s top-shelf entertainment ...

Ten Years of Play

Red Cedar Youth Stage celebrates with original musical

Thu. Jul. 25th, 2019  |  Caitlin Boyle, photos by Andrea Paulseth

“For these kids, it’s NOT just a stage!” That is the motto for the Red Cedar Youth Stage company in Menomonie. For the past 10 years, the company has offered area young people a chance to tap into their artistic ...

Is There Intelligent Life out There?

YOLUS: Aliens on Artok hits Menomonie stage

Thu. Jul. 25th, 2019  |  Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Timothy Mather

Since we first looked to the stars, folks around the globe have wondered if there’s life outside our own planet. Patrick Pesek-Herriges’ new musical, YOLUS: Aliens on Artok, grapples with the idea that life on another ...

5 Unusual Artifacts From the Chippewa Valley Museum Collection

Thu. Jul. 25th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey

Museums often are given artifacts from historical eras that aren’t easy to verify. How likely is it that these artifacts are authentic? In this column, originally published in the Chippewa Valley Museum’s newsletter, Currents, writer Diana Peterson looks at a few of them ...

Opening Shot | July 24, 2019

Thu. Jul. 25th, 2019  |  photos by Branden Nall

FEAR THE ROCKING DEAD. Despite some sketchy weather, Rock Fest 2019 took place Thursday, July 18, through Saturday, July 20, in Cadott. This massive rock ’n’ roll fest featured such artists as Rob Zombie (pictured), Marilyn Manson, and P.O.D., with many other performances throughout the weekend.

On the Cover | July 24, 2019

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Sierra Lomo

Thu. Jul. 25th, 2019

“Done for professor Ned Gannon’s Illustration Narratives class, I explored my personal style by illustrating a short excerpt from Oscar Wilde’s The Selfish Giant. Although this was one small ..."

3 Great Apps to Help You Invest

use your smartphone to build wealth and save for the future

Wed. Jul. 24th, 2019  |  Jen Ekblad, photos by

Thanks to technology, investing can be as simple as downloading an app, connecting your bank account, and making a deposit. Gone are the days you must have hundreds, even thousands of dollars ...

Saving for College Made Easy

Wed. Jul. 24th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey, photos by Ken Teegardin

It’s never too late – or too early! – to save for your children’s future higher educational expenses. In Wisconsin, parents (and anyone else, actually) can save for kids’ college costs through one of the state-designated ...

UW-Stout Stays Green While Moving Out

Wed. Jul. 24th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher

Couches, futons, televisions, and more find new homes or get recycled at the end of the school year when Habitat for Humanity, Dunn County Solid Waste, and UW-Stout team up for the Spring Move Out in Menomonie. Members of the ...

Focus On Energy a Win for Wisconsin

Wed. Jul. 24th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher

Wisconsin’s statewide energy efficiency and renewable resource program, focus on Energy, was recently identified as the most cost-effective initiative of its kind in the nation. A federal study ...

Xcel: Clean Energy Helps Hold down Rates

Wed. Jul. 24th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey

Xcel Energy is crediting its investment in “clean energy” for a recent agreement it reached with several consumer groups that would keep utility rates below 2018 levels through 2021. The proposal ...

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