Issue #169 Jan. 20th, 2011
Issue #168 Jan. 6th, 2011

High School Band Competition on the Hunt

Aspiring high school musicians take note: Launchpad is looking for garage bands. Now in its seventh year, this alternative music competition is open to high school students who rock it after school hours.

Issue #167 Dec. 16th, 2010

Local Bands Cover Holiday Favorites for Annual Mixtape

Eau Clairian Andy Plank is a huge fan of Christmas, and not just on Facebook. For the last four years Plank has been organizing local musicians to record Christmas songs; he then releases the tunes in a compilation. He’s brought together artists ...

Issue #166 Dec. 2nd, 2010

Strange Brew

downtown coffee shop books electronica/indie folk lineup

George Winston

famed Peanuts pianist brings seasonal flare to State Theatre

Locally Made iPhone App Gets a Reboot

Bleep! A bright orange alien head … Cha-ching! with a pickle hat … Quack Quack! in an undersized shirt for a large blue belly … Pling! and space boots for feet … Swoosh!

Issue #165 Nov. 18th, 2010

The Last Waltz

stage production immortalizes The Band’s farewell show

Issue #164 Nov. 4th, 2010

Dead Dogs

local quintet mixes blues and jazz (for starters)

World-Famous Trumpeter to Toot at Regis

The Chippewa Valley Jazz Orchestra is honored to welcome Wayne Bergeron to Regis High School for what’s shaping up to be a thrilling performance involving Memorial, Regis, and North’s big bands as well.

Elk Mound Author Releases Short Stories Collection

Elk Mound author G.R. Revelle has worked to embrace his mother’s Scandinavian and his father’s southern heritage equally, a struggle which formulated his newest book, When Catfish Swim With Lutefisk.

Abstract Art Fills the Library Gallery's Walls

I would bet most people, without knowing it, will gauge their interest/liking of an abstract piece of art based on the complexity and combination of shapes and the color combinations used therein.

Wisconsin Film Festival Wants Your Celluloid

Calling all filmmakers! The 13th Annual Wisconsin Film Festival (presented by UW-Madison Arts Institute) is now accepting narrative, documentary, experimental, or animated film submissions of any length.

Issue #163 Oct. 21st, 2010

Arlo Guthrie

State Theatre just can’t stop bringing you the mega-folk

The Deedles

Kansas band plays double shot of Halloween shows


things get hairy for the Eau Claire Children’s Theatre

Issue #162 2010-10-07

Wisconsin Book Fest Looks for the Good Words

Wisconsin People & Ideas routinely publish examples of the best prose and poetry writing from around the state, and their annual Wisconsin Book Festival Writing Contest is currently looking for just that.

In-Residence Artist Making Sculpture for UWEC

nternationally renowned environmental installation artist Roy Staab has come to Eau Claire. As an artist-in-residence at the university, Staab has chosen a project that will draw attention to the natural beauty of the Chippewa River as it runs through the

Milwaukee LGBT Festival Notches 23rd Year

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is bringing its 23rd set of free-thinking LGBT films to the always-impressive Oriental Theatre and UWM’s Union Theatre Oct. 21-24.

Issue #161 2010-09-23
Issue #160 2010-09-09

New Savannah Smith Album

Savannah Smith is no ordinary recording artist. Her music started randomly with the purchase of a cheap ukulele ...

John Prine

State Theatre scores major show with folk superstar


Montreal metalheads on tap for big House of Rock show

Back to Mack

the crazy-voiced comic from northern Wisconsin returns

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