Chamber Orchestra Announces Season Lineup

Thu. Aug. 23rd, 2018  |  Barbara Arnold

The Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra opens its 22nd season with “A New Era,” its first-ever performance in the Pablo Center at the Confluence, 128 Graham Ave., on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 7:30 pm.

Hitting Preconceptions out of the Park

Beep Baseball World Series in Eau Claire highlighted athleticism of the visually impaired

Thu. Aug. 23rd, 2018  |  Jim Jeffries

Frank, my wife’s nephew, entered this world under emergency circumstances, and as a result, he is legally blind. Until I dated my wife, I had never known a visually-impaired person, so I treated Frank with kid gloves ...

On the Cover | Aug. 22, 2018

learn more about V1's cover art from Lori Chilefone

Wed. Aug. 22nd, 2018

“When I’m not working you can find me around town playing ukulele with the sweetest people on Earth, walking Frida The Wild, running with scissors, painting, illustrating, hand lettering, offering henna and jagua ..."

Opening Shot | Aug. 22, 2018

Wed. Aug. 22nd, 2018  |  photos by Lee Butterworth

A CASE OF THE BASS. Area musician Jill Heinke Moen played with Shane Leonard on Friday, Aug. 17 at the Pine Hollow recording studio outside of Eau Claire. Leonard and company opened the night for Milwaukee band Buffalo Gospel.

Fulton's Workshop: Where Technology and History Meet

"I live for today. I dream for tomorrow, and I learn from yesterday." – Fulton Holtby

Wed. Aug. 22nd, 2018  |  Diana Peterson, photos by Taylor Smith

Innovation is the essence of the Holtby Exhibit at the Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum in Menomonie. This new exhibit mixes the art of technology with history, communicating that anything is possible ...

You Can Tour the Historic Mabel Tainter Theater

Wed. Aug. 22nd, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

If you’ve never visited the historic Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menomonie – or even if you have – you owe it to yourself to take a tour the building, a Romanesque Revival masterpiece right here in the Chippewa Valley.

Stepping on the Stage

New Mabel Tainter director is already in love

Wed. Aug. 22nd, 2018  |  Tom Giffey, photos by Timothy Mather

After eight weeks on the job, Jeff McSweeney is still in awe of his new workplace. Considering that workplace is the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menomonie – a historically designated, internationally recognized gem – the feeling might not change anytime soon ...

Menomonie's One-Stop Shop Co-op

after nearly five decades, Menomonie Market Food Co-op's community mindset is stronger than ever

Wed. Aug. 22nd, 2018  |  Emilee Wentland, photos by Joel Pearish

Sarah Godsave hasn’t been shopping at the Menomonie Market Food Co-op for long, but that doesn’t mean the co-op hasn’t impacted her life.

5 Ways to Spell ‘Menomonie’ and Not Be Wrong

Tue. Aug. 21st, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

For those of us in the Chippewa Valley, this spelling is the “right” one – or at least the one we’re most familiar with. As with all the other spellings, the name of this Dunn County city comes from the name given by the Ojibwe people to their neighbors ...

Usual Suspects

Tue. Aug. 21st, 2018  |  Yvette Flaten

No, he says, I’m not coming // to the reading. It’ll just be // the Usuals, reading their usual ...

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