Issue #387 June 26, 2019

March Your Way to Menomonie

Drum Corps International competition rolls into UW-Stout’s Williams Stadium

Rebecca Mennecke

Drum Corps International – a collection of the most prestigious marching ensembles in the world – is set to roll-step its way to Menomonie as a part of a tour of competitions around the country ...

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Issue #387 June 26, 2019

Everybody, Meet Naalia

sister/brother duo’s R&B tunes are remarkably fresh

Eric Christenson

From the minute you hear Aliana Sigala’s singing voice, it becomes startlingly apparent she’s a special talent. Raised on classic R&B and honed on musical theater and show choir, she ducks around notes with swiftness, power, and vulnerability. And she makes it seem easy ...

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Issue #386 June 12, 2019

Music Quick Hits | June 2019

Eric Christenson

Even though it’s well-established that there won’t be a traditional version of the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival this summer, the Oxbeaux street concert that preceded the last two fests will return for a blockbuster third concert, now with an extra day. On August 9 and 10 ...

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Issue #385 May 29, 2019

Timeless Sounds

quartet of music veterans partner on original album

Parker Reed, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A new group of veteran Chippewa Valley musicians is writing, recording, and covering music that will have listeners thinking of the past and thankful to hear it in the present ...

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Issue #384 May 15, 2019

Headbangin’ Good Times

Memorial Rocks Weekend to host a melting pot of rock

Lea Kopke, photos by Andrea Paulseth

On Memorial Day Weekend, bands from throughout the Chippewa Valley and beyond will join in a musical conglomeration of rock ’n’ roll. Memorial Rocks Weekend, sponsored by Keyeski Construction ...

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Issue #384 May 15, 2019

Musical Chemistry

professor’s love ot music culminates in debut album

Nathan Hopp

On April 22, Dr. Jim Phillips released the debut album of his latest passion project. Titled Jim Phillips Project, Phase I, this unique collection of original songs is separated into nine different tracks ...

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Issue #383 May 1, 2019

A Confluence of Musicians

Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra to perform Orff work alongside new choir

Lea Kopke, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The opening movement of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana sets the scene for dramatic moments across film and tv history, from the 1981 film Excalibur to episodes of American Horror Story ...

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Issue #383 May 1, 2019

Witch Way to Go?

musician chooses new instrument, genres on EP

Parker Reed, photos by Andrea Paulseth

One man just took a musical risk and released a new record in a new genre played on a new instrument. Tim Frederick, aka Witch Hunter General, is a Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter with ties to Eau Claire. He recently released ...

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