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Wed. Feb. 13th, 2013

Downtown Abbey

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new Menomonie pub offers cozy, old-world vibe

Tue. Sep. 18th, 2012

Meander into Some Art

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annual autumn art tour starts in Chippewa Falls

Fri. Jun. 15th, 2012

Punching Up Your Workout

Betty Nikia, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The Garrison offers fitness through Mixed Martial Arts

Wed. Apr. 18th, 2012

Pale Kid Who Raps Fast Headed to UW-Eau Claire

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The winner of the Brave New Voices award for the 2006 National Poetry Slam, George Watsky, will be spouting lyrics at super-human speed at UWEC on April 24. Watsky, “a versatile lyricist who switches between silly and serious, technically ...

Tue. Mar. 20th, 2012

Mal Blum

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emotive songstress to croon at Infinitea Teahouse

Tue. Mar. 20th, 2012

Yohuna

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local songstress signed to worldwide label

The Daily Shakedown

Fri. Mar. 16th, 2012

Yohuna gets signed to worldwide label

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I was able to catch up with Yohuna before she took off to play on the road. I asked her about a tweet she threw up on January 3 saying, “After tonight I'm done playing Revery songs. Washing my hands of it!”

Wed. Jan. 25th, 2012

Cashore Marionettes

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renowned master puppeteers headed to UW-Eau Claire

Mon. Jan. 23rd, 2012

Former Eau Clarian's Hilarious Collection of Short Stories

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Ken Brosky, 2004 UW-Eau Claire alum, has recently released a book called The Unauthorized Biography of Michele Bachmann and Other Stories. Ten short stories and one essay explore the theme of survival, including a story about ...

The Daily Shakedown

Wed. Jan. 4th, 2012

Local video series offers tips on Drag Queenery

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Local celebrity Miss Dee-Lovely has been working on video tutorials revealing the secrets behind the dramatic looks she rocks on stage. The series, called Dee-Lusions of Grandeur, is on her YouTube channel and updates are posted to her Facebook page.

Tue. Dec. 6th, 2011

Sweet & Savory

Betty Nikia, photos by Andrea Paulseth

“cookie shop” opens on Water Street

Wed. Oct. 12th, 2011

UWEC's Eau Queer Film Festival Returns

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The Eau Queer Film Festival is back for its second year at UWEC, running Oct. 13-16 and featuring 12 full-length films and 10 shorts. Three mini-documentaries were created by the 14 students who traveled to San Francisco for the second...

Thu. Mar. 3rd, 2011

Ride the Divide

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special screening of award-winning biking documentary

Thu. Feb. 3rd, 2011

Into the Mainstream

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professors create book of essays on Queer Cinema

Thu. Jan. 20th, 2011

Frozen River Film Festival to Refreeze

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The Frozen River Film Festival will once again bring global experiences to Winona from Jan. 26 to 30 through films, discussions, workshops, and events.

Thu. Dec. 16th, 2010

Art Crawl Trolling for Artists

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In February of 2009, Eau Claire experienced the inception of the Art Crawl at Banbury Place’s building 13.

Thu. Dec. 16th, 2010

Infinitea Tries a Poetry Slam on for Size

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It’s been a little quiet on the poetry front in Eau Claire lately, so Infinitea owners Drew Seveland and Jeff Mares have decided to shake things up.

Thu. Oct. 7th, 2010

Talk Derby to Me

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the Chippewa Valley Roller Girls stake their claim as our area's first roller derby league

Thu. Aug. 26th, 2010

Short and Sweet

Betty Nikia, photos by Leah Dunbar

Menomonie Theater Guild stages Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Thu. May. 20th, 2010

Success Story #2

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how a street obstruction trained drivers to see pedestrians on Water Street

Thu. May. 20th, 2010

Radical Idea: No Park

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progressive utilization of rarely inhabited fire hydrant spaces

Thu. May. 6th, 2010

Valleycat Purrs Into Action

Betty Nikia, photos by Drew Kaiser

fourth installment of Valley’s own alley cat bike race looms

Thu. Apr. 8th, 2010

Mages + The Heart Pills

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up-and-coming local alt-folksters hit The Nucleus

Thu. Mar. 11th, 2010

Posters & Pin-Ups

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Steve Bateman returns to Tangled Up in Hue this month with a new show

Thu. Feb. 25th, 2010

Downtown EC Art Venues Consider Monthly Crawls

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Drew Seveland, co-owner of Infinitea Tea House, appreciates the many art events going on in Eau Claire; now he just wants to coordinate a way for a cluster of them to happen on the same night.

Thu. Jan. 14th, 2010

Frozen River Film Fest Finds Food Focus

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The Frozen River Film Festival in Winona, MN offers tools for people to become actively engaged in their world, and to create substantial connection, understanding, and change in the face of shared challenges.

Thu. Jan. 14th, 2010

Genesis

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illustration exhibition showcases popular film, book artists

Thu. Jan. 14th, 2010

Tangled Up in Suspensions

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If you haven’t gone to Tangled Up In Hue for an art show yet, let Sammy Jean Wilson’s show Anatomical Autonomy be your ice-breaker.

Thu. Dec. 24th, 2009

A Grand Little New Year

Betty Nikia, photos by Frank H. Robinson

show promises a handful of bands + fistfuls of cheese puffs

Thu. Dec. 10th, 2009

Locals Shoot Some Tunes

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ambitious UWEC students start music video blog

Thu. Dec. 10th, 2009

The Cord Wrangler

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Wrangling computer cords into submission is an ongoing battle. Solutions have been attempted, but many left much to be desired. Micah Maraia knew there had to be a better way.

Thu. May. 14th, 2009

Stella Goes Outside

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Spring has finally won out over winter, and the iron gate to the Stella Blues outdoor dining patio has swung open.

Thu. May. 14th, 2009

Galloway Goes Outside

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Steel and aluminum bistro sets are sprouting like tulips on restaurant patios at the moment