Issue #172 Mar. 3rd, 2011

Kenzie's Still Climbing With Sophomore Album

Junior songstress Kenzie Joy has penned a whole new CD of originals. Joy, now 14, busted on to the scene last year with her self-titled album and a sweep of coffee shop and outdoor appearances.

Take Part in a Whirlwind of Stage Creativity

Artists draw inspiration from a plethora of experiences and directions. Ideas big and small are filtered through a creative process that can take weeks, months, even years to complete.

Animated Fans

former locals have run Packers animations site since 1995

Issue #171 Feb. 17th, 2011

The Hills Are to Be Alive at the Mabel Tainter

Despite the fact that the original Sound of Music first debuted on Broadway half a century ago, it is still herald as one of the most popular musicals of all time, and lucky for us, it’s coming to the Chippewa Valley.

UWEC continues ‘Monologues’ tradition

It’s time once again for the annual production of The Vagina Monologues. Every spring the VDAY organization on the UW-Eau Claire campus produces this show to raise awareness about violence against women and donations to help fund local groups and she

Lone Not Alone

local artist relying on comic book community for support

Urban Critters Focus of Art Exhibit/Concert

In a unique concerto, the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra will team with a different kind of soloist. At the upcoming performance at Grace Lutheran Church on February 26 artist Joe Maurer will exhibit a small series of work featuring urban critters.

Issue #170 Feb. 3rd, 2011

Blinded Serves Up Some Real Talk

Flying to New York to make a music video might seem like a dream to some, but for Chapin Turner (aka Blinded, or B-L-I) it has become a regular occurrence.

Big Names Join S. Carey Tour

Local musician Sean Carey (drummer of Bon Iver) continues to tour the country in promotion of his first solo album, All We Grow, under the moniker S. Carey.

Shine On

Colfax author releases faith-based book

UWEC Gallery Digitizes

The Foster Gallery is opening the spring semester with a bang, as their current gallery exhibition features six artists from around the globe – artists whose works you may have already seen ...

UWEC Lines Up Spring Films

UW-Eau Claire has officially kicked off its spring film series with popular releases from the past year (District 9 and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), but there’s plenty yet to come.

Issue #169 Jan. 20th, 2011

4 on the Floor

we’re taking notice of these Twin Cities blues rockers

Pieta Brown

folk roots run deep for alt-country songstress

Troupe Presents Not-at-all-ambiguous Sports Musical

Middle-aged, gray-haired Brent can’t decide what he wants. He’s been playing softball for The Bar, his local area team, for many years now. Brent’s a little worried about the new pitcher on the roster ...

Bottoms Up

historical fiction author has four books, two more on the way

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

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