Luong Huynh

photographer - from: Eau Claire

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Eaux Claires 2016: The Music

Thu. Aug. 18th, 2016

With multiple stages and a diverse lineup of performers hand-picked by festival curators Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and Aaron Dessner (The National), the 2016 Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival (August 12 & 13) provided two days of fantastic live music ...

The Daily Shakedown

Wed. Aug. 17th, 2016

Eaux Claires 2016 Recap: Unapologetically Bold

Eric Christenson, photos by Lee Butterworth, Luong Huynh

With a handful of stages pumping out tunes from a stunning expanse of genres, interactive art installations scattered in every nook and cranny of the grounds, secret stages, collaborative performances, noise, circuitry, and experimentation – the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival went bold this year, and never looked back ...

Eaux Claires 2016 – Day Two

Sun. Aug. 14th, 2016

Here's a quick look at the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival from Saturday, August 13. Keep your eyes open – we'll be posting more photos soon!

Eaux Claires 2016 – Day One

Sat. Aug. 13th, 2016

Here's a quick look at the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival from Friday, August 11. Keep your eyes open – we'll be posting more photos soon!

Wed. Aug. 10th, 2016

Arcadia Hearts the Arts

Barbara Arnold, photos by Luong Huynh

Ashley for the Arts returns with top name talent

Wed. Aug. 10th, 2016

Opening Shot | August 10, 2016

photos by Luong Huynh

"HOW MUCH WOOD COULD A CHAINSAW SAW? Takao Hayashi of Japan won first place at the U.S. Open Chainsaw Sculpture Championship in Eau Claire’s Carson Park, Aug. 4-7."

US Open Chainsaw Sculpture Championship 2016

Mon. Aug. 8th, 2016

Top chainsaw artists from around the world competed for prizes as they turned simple logs into stunning works of art August 4–7 in Eau Claire's Carson Park. Takao Hayashi of Japan took first place. Photos are from August 6 and 7.

Summerfest 2016

Mon. Aug. 8th, 2016

On Saturday, August 6, downtown Eau Claire shut down S. Barstow Street for its Summerfest 2016 celebration with music, street vendors, food, a classic car show, a petting zoo, and more.

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. Aug. 8th, 2016

Return to the River: Justin Vernon Talks Eaux Claires

Eric Christenson, photos by Lee Butterworth, Luong Huynh

Since he debuted the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival last summer, Justin Vernon has kept busy. He’s helped shape the vision for a new hotel in Eau Claire called The Oxbow, collaborated on new tracks with big name musician pals like James Blake and Kanye West, and played four unforgettable nights at the Sydney Opera House with Bon Iver – all while planning and keeping the gears turning on Eaux Claires year two ...

Wed. Jun. 15th, 2016

Right Here In River City

Gigi Roelant, photos by Luong Huynh

CVTG preps its massive production of The Music Man

Wed. Jun. 1st, 2016

2016 Music Festivals

V1 Staff, Eric Christenson, photos by Luong Huynh, Caitlyn Berlin

take some of the biggest names in the music industry, and make a weekend of it

Let's Be Honest: Overdoing It

Mon. May. 9th, 2016

At Let's Be Honest – V1's grownup storytelling series – some of the area's best writers and yarn-spinners take to the mic for a night of personal stories told live. For each installment, multiple storytellers ...

Tue. May. 3rd, 2016

Vicarious Roller Grrrl

Laura Lash, photos by Luong Huynh

roller derby is an exercise in empowerment – for fans as well as competitors

Tue. Apr. 19th, 2016

Turning the Page

Doug Pearson, photos by Luong Huynh

Bruce Taylor retires as Eau Claire’s poet laureate

Thu. Apr. 7th, 2016

Wizards on Wheels

photos by Luong Huynh

CV Roller Girls’ latest bout has Harry Potter theme

Wed. Apr. 6th, 2016

A Month of Poems

Bruce Taylor, photos by Luong Huynh

this National Poetry Month, turn your eyes to local verse

Fri. Feb. 12th, 2016

Opening Shot | January 27, 2016

photos by Luong Huynh

SPOTTED IN DOWNTOWN EAU CLAIRE. The sign attached to this coat (one of several) on Barstow Street says, “I’m not lost! If you need this to stay warm, then please take it. Be warm, and do something to help someone else today if you can.”

Hooking Up With The Second City

Fri. Feb. 12th, 2016

Chicago's legendary comedy institution Second City (celebrating 55 years of satirical revues) stopped by The State Theatre on Thursday, Feb. 11. It's touring troupe staged "Hooking Up With The Second City" ...

Mon. Jan. 4th, 2016

Boys & Girls Club has divine new digs

Tom Giffey, photos by Luong Huynh

Where some people see a recently vacated church, the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Greater Chippewa Valley see a huge opportunity to expand membership and programming to hundreds more Eau Claire-area kids. In November, the local club announced that it was buying the former ...

Let's Be Honest: Holiday Heroics

Mon. Dec. 21st, 2015

Let's Be Honest is Volume One's popular storytelling series, where some of the area's best writers and yarn-spinners take to the mic for a night of personal stories told live. Each night multiple storytellers muse on a common theme, and an open mic follows ...

Thu. Dec. 10th, 2015

Blue Ox 2016 Lineup: See the Best in Bluegrass

Eric Christenson, photos by Luong Huynh

After a heck of an inaugural weekend in June, the Blue Ox Music Festival, quickly becoming one of the best bluegrass festivals in the country, will return in 2016 on June 9-11 right here in the Chippewa Valley. Blue Ox, produced by the founders and organizers of Country Jam, is once again co-curated by killer ...

Tue. Dec. 8th, 2015

Homes for the Holidays

Tom Giffey, photos by Luong Huynh

Habitat for Humanity looks to expand its work in the Chippewa Valley

Tue. Nov. 24th, 2015

Going Country

Eric Christenson, photos by Luong Huynh

Country Jam releases first of its star-studded roster

Dave Simonett @The Cabin

Mon. Nov. 23rd, 2015

On Saturday, November 21 Minneapolis/Duluth strummer Dave Simonett (Trampled by Turtles, Dead Man Winter) stopped by The Cabin in UW-Eau Claire's Davies Center. Local singer/songwriter D. Janakey opened things up.

Wed. Oct. 14th, 2015

Honestly Spooked

Eric Christenson, photos by Luong Huynh

V1’s storytelling series revels in scary stories

Wed. Sep. 16th, 2015

Cool Aire: New UWEC Music Fest Features Top Local Acts

by Lindsey Quinnies, photos by Luong Huynh

Post-Eaux Claires Eau Claire is a pretty cool place to be a part of. We’re intoxicated by the notion that our city has an incredible musical influence and a pretty impressive local lineup. It’s exactly that idea that inspired and drove the much-anticipated Local Aire Festival to be created ...

Tue. Sep. 1st, 2015

Make Your Escape

Mike Seitz, photos by Luong Huynh

getting out of these escape rooms takes teamwork

Wed. Aug. 19th, 2015

Opening Shot | August 19, 2015

photos by Luong Huynh

CHALK TO THE HAND! On August 15, people flocked to Chalkfest at its new home on UW-Eau Claire’s beautiful campus mall. Above: Artist Angela Clark.