Issue #397 Nov. 13, 2019

Passionate Pursuit

skate shop owner's podcast explores how people do what they love to do

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The sincerity with which Christopher Johnson said his podcast is going to change the world wasn’t at all inconsistent with the fact that when he said it, he had a Chihuahua stuffed up his ...

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Issue #396 Oct. 30, 2019

Films Spanning the Globe

Eau Claire World Film Festival moves to Pablo Center for third year

Stephanie Janssen

The Eau Claire World Film Festival had no ordinary beginning. It started when Chris Herriges, one of two principal organizers, made a feature film called The Vase. He submitted the film to ...

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Issue #396 Oct. 30, 2019

Explosive Production

Menomonie High stages historic Wisconsin premiere of historic play

Tom Giffey

A new drama by a Texas playwright that recounts an important part of the Badger State’s World War II history will make its Wisconsin premiere in November at Menomonie High School ...

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Issue #396 Oct. 30, 2019

Artists Come Home

annual juried show draws more than 200 works by regional artists

Barbara Arnold

A broad expanse of artistic genres is shared in HOMECOMING: The Confluence of Art Annual Exhibition at the Pablo Center’s James W. Hansen Galley now through Nov. 3. Fifty-three of the ...

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Issue #396 Oct. 30, 2019

Keep Calm and Listen

concert series puts the emphasis on really listening

Maddy Mortimer, photos by Luong Huynh

With the seasons changing and the weather growing colder, it just doesn’t sound like summer anymore, and Eau Claire locals might find themselves missing warm ...

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Issue #395 Oct. 16, 2019

Write Off the Page

Chippewa Valley Book Festival makes reading a social affair with 20 author events

Tom Giffey

Reading is typically a solitary act. True, a reader can commune with the mind of a writer via the printed page, but it’s a one-way process. So for readers, meeting authors – hearing directly ...

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Issue #395 Oct. 16, 2019

Catching a Drift

new programming gets locals on the Pablo stage

Bonni Knight, photos by Lee Butterworth

What do homegrown acts The Ben Shaw Band, LASKA, and Pit Wagon have in common? In terms of musical genres, not much. After all, one brings a gritty, yet folksy, Americana, another features ...

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Issue #395 Oct. 16, 2019

A Bon Hiver for Eaux Claires

Ani DiFranco and more converge for winter version of Eaux Claires Nov. 21-24

Eric Christenson

The organizers of the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival have announced the full details and lineup for Eaux Claires Hiver, a special winter extension of the fest happening at the Pablo Center ...

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New Story

John Graves Morris

February rain drives its arrows into the roof / of a coffee house that for now shelters / dozens of people, their coats darkened / and trousers clinging, the damp spears ...

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Issue #394 Oct. 2, 2019

Check Out the Glass-O-Lanterns

Glass Orchard offers hand-blown glass pumpkins for the season

Caitlin Boyle

October is officially here, which means it’s time to head on out to the pumpkin patch and stock up for the upcoming holiday season. The Glass Orchard in Eau Claire is gearing up for its third annual pumpkin sale, but the pumpkins ...

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