Issue #382 April 17, 2019

CLASSY [AND] TRASHY

Fashion show features recycled goods at UWEC

Rebecca Mennecke

Usually, calling someone’s fashion choices “trashy” is insulting. At UW-Eau Claire’s “Just Bag It” fashion show, it’s actually true: All the clothing items featured must be made from recycled or repurposed ...

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Issue #382 April 17, 2019

Big, Bad Woolf

MTG presents ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’

Rebecca Mennecke

You’ve probably heard the tale of the three little pigs and the big, bad wolf – but have you heard about the Menomonie Theater Guild performance of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? ...

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Issue #382 April 17, 2019

Screen Selections

Chippewa Valley Film Festival prepares for fourth year

Breana Good

Of more than 500 short films submitted to the Chippewa Valley Film Festival, only 17 were chosen to be shown at the Micon Downtown Budget Cinema on Saturday, April 27 ...

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Issue #382 April 17, 2019

Passion, Strings Attached

local luthier celebrates one year of guitar services in Eau Claire

Parker Reed, photos by Parker Reed

Some people never chase their passions, instead perhaps choosing to work a stable 9-5 job they resent for their entire life. But one small-business owner chose passion over security and just hit a major career milestone ...

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Issue #382 April 17, 2019

Improvisation and Inner Peace

Phippen and friends’ album an exercise in tranquility

Nathan Hopp, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Grammy-nominated flutist Peter Phippen has released a collaboration with Ivar Lunde Jr. and Tiit Raid, each one providing soul-enrapturing music on Phippen’s newest album, Seven. It is a stunning ...

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Issue #382 April 17, 2019

Get Ready to Get Jazzed

Eau Claire keys up for 52nd Annual Jazz Festival

Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Kelsey Smith

The 52nd Eau Claire Jazz Festival is set to swing into Eau Claire from April 26 to 27. “It is a jazz festival, but it’s really a music festival,” said Breanna DeNure, the communication coordinator of Eau Claire Jazz Inc. ...

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Issue #382 April 17, 2019

Bring on the Beat

indigenous performance group to headline at Pablo Center

Cassandra Kyser

Last year, Iron Boy’s performance at Eaux Claires was a rare indigenous presence at a mainstream festival. If you missed Iron Boy then, don’t worry: They’re coming back to town in May ...

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Issue #381 April 3, 2019

Pests

BJ Hollars

My neighbors did the logical thing: rolled out the chicken wire, planted the stakes, and transformed their garden into a fortress. Sun and rain still had access, though no longer the rabbits, or the raccoons ...

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Issue #381 April 3, 2019

Spring Culture

Heyde Center hosts art of all kinds in annual show

Barbara Arnold

More than 100 artists – professional, student, and rising artists – will showcase their work at the 55th Annual Spring Art Show April 7- 19 in the galleries of the Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls ...

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Issue #381 April 3, 2019

Massive Music

Menomonie Singers take on Handel’s masterpiece

Lauren Fisher, photos by Timothy Mather

Hallelujah! It’s polyphonic, it’s melismatic, it’s jubilant and ecstatic: It’s Handel’s Messiah. The Menomonie Singers are in the final stretch of preparation for their spring concerts, during ...

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Issue #381 April 3, 2019

Pathways to Art

local artists find their way to ArtsWest 40 exhibition

Marie Anthony

One set off to be a nurse; one was a sociology professor; and one found art to be the truest expression of her life. Whether art became a part of their lives at first breath or whether it found them later ...

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Issue #381 April 3, 2019

The Riverfront Blues

Riverfront Park will host the Northwoods Blues Festival

Lea Kopke

Beautiful views, mouthwatering food, and nationally-acclaimed blues will hit the new Riverfront Park in Chippewa Falls this summer. The Northwoods Blues Festival will be back in Chippewa Falls ...

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Issue #381 April 3, 2019

Step Into Matt’s House

local podcast goes in-depth with ... locals

Eric Christenson

The title of a new locally-produced podcast – Matt’s House – sort of implies that it takes place at a house where a guy named Matt lives. I mean, the guy’s name is Matt Hasenmueller, but there’s actually no house to speak of ...

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Issue #380 March 20, 2019

Birds, Beats, and Good Eats

musicians support Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release

Rebecca Mennecke

Home-baked goodies, live music, a silent auction, and fundraising for the care and feeding of recovering wildlife – what could be better? Patti Stangel’s Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release is hosting ...

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