Issue #234 August 1, 2013

Things You Should Know with Jordan Duroe

Do you ever find yourself thinking, ‘Man, I wish I just knew more things!’ Well, luckily local comedian Jordan Duroe has you covered. The funnyman brings his absurdist, deadpan humor to a new short film called Stuff You Should Know With ...

UW-Stout Showcases Students' Summer Art

Just because it’s summer vacation doesn’t mean UW-Stout’s art students are resting. Gallery 209 at UW-Stout is hanging a student show called Exposing Our Underdraws throughout the summer featuring about 20 pieces of art across different mediums ...

Garland to Lead Talks About Poetry, Places

At first blush, poetry and geography would seem to be quite different subjects; the realm of verse is symbolic and almost mystical, while geography is literally down to earth. But poetry is often inextricably linked to a sense of place. UW-Eau Claire ...

Perry's Visiting Tom Comes to Stay in Paperback

I think it’s fair to say Fall Creek author Michael Perry’s newest book Visiting Tom was a huge success. The book – which details the life and stories of Tom Hartwig, a local legend who’s known for his team of oxen and has a particular disdain for the ...

Feat of Clay

rocker Brice launches new acoustic project, Claytown

New Single Sees the Light

Local prolific singer-songwriter Brian Bethke has always done things on his own, self releasing a number of records over the his career. But with his newest release he takes that to a whole new level. The Light, a new single from Bethke will be ...

Issue #233 July 18, 2013

Chigliak Label Releases Record Number Two

Last year after years of Eau Clairians reminiscing on days past, we finally got more Amateur Love. Well, not new Amateur Love, but at least reissued. The local indie-pop band that begat Megafaun and Laarks would’ve topped the charts ...

Capturing Cray

documentary looks at Chippewa Falls’ computing history

Phil Cook Takes It Solo Once Again

Former local Phil Cook, who you might know from Megafaun or The Shouting Matches, has increasingly been going his own way, releasing a solo record in 2011 and playing a handful of solo shows and showcases over the last few years ...

Issue #232 July 4, 2013

Library Looks to Acquire Storybook Sculpture

In an effort to continue its commitment to the area’s cultural life, The L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library has fundraising efforts underway to acquire the 2012 winner of Sculpture Tour Eau Claire’s Best In Show award. Jack’s Story Time, a ...

The Lads Go Live

Eau Claire’s own traditional Irish music entertainment franchise,The Shillelagh Lads, has released its first CD, “Live!” Recorded live at Houligans Steak and Seafood Pub in Eau Claire, where the Lads are its official house band, the CD instantly ...

British Ranger Takes Center Stage in New e-Book

Local author Glenn Wilson has electronically published a new science fiction novel titled The Marcher Lord. The Marcher Lord is Glenn’s first published novel and is the first in the series he is working on called Over Guard. This is the third ...

New Fiction Out of Ashland

The word “mashkiki” means “medicine” in Ojibwe – a translation that plays into the plot of Eau Claire native Anne Miller’s new and first book, Mashkiki Rapids. After graduating from Regis High School and UW-Eau Claire, Anne settled in Ashland ...

Stolen Sculpture Reward Boosted to $2,000

At the end of May some disreputable person or persons pilfered a bronze statue, Mother and Child, that was part of Sculpture Tour Eau Claire’s annual outdoor display. Now it’s up to some of us reputable folks to come forward with information to ...

Issue #231 June 20, 2013

The Parade

We sit on the grass and watch a high school band blow past in plumed hats and maroon and yellow buccaneer outfits, followed by a caravan of old, two-cylinder John Deere tractors that go farting down the road. The parade is short but seems ...

Children's Theatre Stages Wacky Irish Wake

The beloved Patrick James Finnegan has dropped dead – after winning a casino jackpot, no less – and now its time for his quarrelsome Irish-American family to celebrate with a traditional Irish wake, complete with singing ...

Two Strangers, One Album

Kids With Boats is a truly collaborative effort. The new Eau Claire based experimental rock group is made up of John Bowman IV and Eric C. Thompson, who met using a creative classified listing in Volume One. While they came from different ...

Issue #230 June 6, 2013
Issue #229 May 23, 2013

Supporting the Strings

A few UW-Eau Claire music students are going to one heck of a helping hand from a new scholarship at the university. The Eileen Phillips Cohen String Scholarship will grant a full ride to four UW-Eau Claire string players each year, as well as ...

Issue #228 May 9, 2013

Artist Markets Back in Full Swing

For those who loved picking up treasure with their tomatoes last summer, it’s time to love shopping again. The Artist Market of Eau Claire returns this summer with an extended schedule, running every other Saturday, May 18 through ...

Issue #227 April 25, 2013

Menomonie's Town

The Menomonie Theater Guild will be bringing the famous pantomimed performance of Our Town to the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts on two upcoming weekends.

New Chance to Unwind

Eau Claire native Brad “DJ Unwind” LaBarbera, who is now based in Minneapolis, has had a number of successes in recent years. His downtempo, chillout-style music has been...

Issue #226 April 11, 2013

A Wordy Week

UWEC’s English Fest returns with poetry, prose and more

Local Bro Appearing on the Internet

Dude Morning, a new Web series created by students at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, focuses on college dudes making their way through a hilariously troubled world. Written and directed by Chippewa Valley...

Mixed Media

Raw Deal exhibit melds two artists’ Simple and Strange creations

Twisted Tales

stories explore adolescense, other bizarre happenings

Council Says 'Write On' to Poet Laureate Taylor

he second verse will be the same as the first, at least when Eau Claire’s poet laureate is concerned. On March 26, the Eau Claire City Council voted unanimously to appoint Bruce Taylor to a second term as the city’s preeminent poet.

Issue #225 Mar. 28, 2013

All That Jazz

One of the biggest jazz festivals in the Midwest happens right here in our back yard. Jazz Fest returns this year April 5-7 at locations around the Chippewa Valley. The festival includes performances and classes and brings in hundreds of...

Issue #224 Mar. 14, 2013

Does it Pay to Sell?

How to sustain your community art event: get creative, work hard, and find people who will actually buy art.

Yep, That Pauly Shore is Coming to Town

Pauly Shore is not dead. He’s out of the Army, he’s done with jury duty, and he has finally seen the Leaning Tower of Cheeza. These days, Shore is doing stand-up in intimate club settings throughout the Midwest. Shore, who began his career...

Loud Dreaming

Eau Clairian Betsy Wheeler has been working the verses

Issue #223 Feb. 28, 2013

Honk!

ECCT stages play based on The Ugly Duckling

Film Series Shows 'Fresh' World Viewpoints

FRESH Films is a four part film series at UW-Eau Claire that begins with the film “Chasing Ice.” This film was shot by National Geographic photographer James Balog. For years, Balog recorded glaciers all around the world in order to show how they...

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