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Opening Letters
The Rear End

Amateur Love Rereleases

When Justin Vernon’s Chigliak reissues Amateur Love’s “It’s All Aquatic” on May 22nd, fans will have a chance to hear, quite simply, a great album – one that many bands who play here today claim as an influence. On top of that, listeners can hear ...

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UW-Eau Claire Professor Wins Nonfiction Award

UW-Eau Claire creative writing professor BJ Hollars has always admired Ray Bradbury and has worked with the Farenheit 451 author. But now, Hollars will join the likes of Bradbury and Kurt Vonnegut as a winner of the Society of Midland Authors’ ...

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Taking Magical Journeys

A. Mitchell Bullard started working on his first novel in 2001, capitalizing on the idea that popped in his head from his tree stand. The Many Magical Journeys of Alexander Wright is a seven book series in similar vein to Harry Potter, The ...

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Visual Art
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Food / Drink

Lazy Monk Brewing Opens Banbury Tasting Room

If you hunger for a magical place where love makes beer and that beer knows your name, then stop hungering and start drinking. At the family-owned Lazy Monk Brewery’s welcoming new tap room you can sample all their current artisan brews while ...

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Kid Culture
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Other Stuff

Note from the Editor | May 17, 2012

"I just wanted to make a couple of announcements related to Volume One’s many summer events. You’ll see in this issue we’re announcing the sizable line-up for the 7th season of the Sounds Like Summer Concert Series. With the weather so nice for ... "

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Wisconsin Museum Week

Between May 13 and May 20, a great holiday comes to Wisconsin: Wisconsin Museums Week. Our own Chippewa Valley Museum will be celebrating with buy one, get one free admission on May 19 and 20 and scavenger hunts all through the week. And, as just ...

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Opening Shots

Opening Shot | May 17, 2011

Local youths, shown here en route to a pot of gold. A rainbow bursts skyward, as seen from Phoenix Park in downtown Eau Claire, immediately following evening downpours on Tuesday, May 8.

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