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Thu. Aug. 9th, 2018

FEATURE: The Life and Death and Life of the State Theatre

Tom Giffey, graphic designer by Eric Christenson, photos by Andrea Paulseth, Luong Huynh, Lee Butterworth, Timothy Mather, Caitlyn Berlin, Brandon Jenness, Frank H. Robinson, Kelsey Smith

Once a shuttered movie palace, the State Theatre became a beloved arts center and a key element of Eau Claire's artistic renaissance.

Fri. Jun. 15th, 2018

Fire Away: Your guide to lighting up the night with fireworks

Julia van Allen, photos by Frank H. Robinson

With summer fully in swing and the nation’s birthday coming up in just a few weeks, we can’t imagine a world without fireworks. What better way is there for a backyard pyromaniac to kick off the summer ...

The Daily Shakedown

Sun. Apr. 12th, 2015

Sunday Event Picks (April 12)

V1 Staff, photos by Frank H. Robinson

From early in the morning and into the night – a lot of fine quality events occurring on Sunday. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.

Tue. Mar. 31st, 2015

Precision Course

Mike Seitz, photos by Frank H. Robinson

chippewa valley sports car club's autocross puts enthusiasts behind the wheel

Tue. Aug. 19th, 2014

The Grass is Always Blue-er

Luke Hoppe, photos by Frank H. Robinson

back by popular demand, bluegrass festival rolls on

Tue. Aug. 7th, 2012

Bluegrass on the Water

Marni Kaldjian, photos by Frank H. Robinson

WHYS Bluegrass Festival to fill Lake Altoona Park

Tue. Jul. 24th, 2012

Sixty-four Years New

Marni Kaldjian, photos by Frank H. Robinson

Beatles memorabilia shop opens in downtown EC

Tue. Jun. 26th, 2012

It's All in the Family

Thom Fountain, photos by Frank H. Robinson

an online music community flourishes in Eau Claire

Tue. May. 15th, 2012

Opening Shot | May 17, 2011

photos by Frank H. Robinson

Local youths, shown here en route to a pot of gold. A rainbow bursts skyward, as seen from Phoenix Park in downtown Eau Claire, immediately following evening downpours on Tuesday, May 8.

No Brand Con XI

Wed. May. 9th, 2012

Wisconsin's premiere anime convention, No Brand Con, celebrated its eleventh annual convention May 4-6, 2012 at the Plaza Hotel in Eau Claire.

Wed. Apr. 18th, 2012

The Great Wis. Geek-Together

Emily Gresbrink, photos by Frank H. Robinson

NoBrandCon bring new levels of anime awesomeness

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Mar. 13th, 2012

The Ren Faire cometh back(eth)

Thom Fountain, photos by Frank H. Robinson

Well, it's that time of year again. Here it goes. Hear ye! Hear ye! Huzzah and alas and bollocks and verily! The Renaissance-eth Faire-eth return-eth yet-eth again-eth! You read that right (probably). The Chippewa Valley Ren Faire is coming back ...

Mon. Feb. 6th, 2012

Adelyn Rose

Taylor Kuether, photos by Frank H. Robinson

folk rockers take new direction with debut album

Eau Claire Zombie Pub Crawl 2011 (Updated!)

Mon. Oct. 17th, 2011

On Saturday, October 15, a mob of people gathered in downtown Eau Claire's Wilson Park, and by some means or another were transformed into zombies. They later shambled forth, filling the streets (and local taverns) with undead fun.

Mon. Aug. 15th, 2011

Good for the Sol

Aryn Widule, photos by Frank H. Robinson

Irie Sol’s second album takes a raw approach to their dancetastic sound

Mon. Jul. 18th, 2011

Take the Heart Pills

Eric Christenson, photos by Frank H. Robinson

“skuzzy junkyard blues” quartet set to release debut LP

The Daily Shakedown

Sun. Jul. 3rd, 2011

4th of July Events

V1 Staff, photos by Frank H. Robinson

Just a quick roundup of the Chippewa Valley's major Fourth of July events. Get your patriotism on, yo.

No Brand Con X

Tue. Apr. 26th, 2011

Our very own convention of sundry geekery, No Brand Con, celebrated its tenth annual convention April 15-17 at the Plaza Hotel in Eau Claire. An anime-ated time was had by all.

2011 April Fools Day Pillow Fight

Mon. Apr. 4th, 2011

This year's citywide April Fools Day pillow fight went down on April 1 on the corner of Madison & Forest Streets in Eau Claire, Wis. A great time was had by all. Except the pillows.

Thu. Mar. 31st, 2011

No Brand Con X

Trevor Kupfer, photos by Frank H. Robinson

our very own convention of sundry geekery turns ten

The Heart Pills, Dirty Horse & Matt Vold

Tue. Mar. 22nd, 2011

On Friday, March 18, local tin can folk punk band The Heart Pills performed with Duluth gritty folk band Dirty Horse and local acoustic blues musician Matt Vold at the House of Rock. Photos are of Dirty Horse and Matt Vold.

Thu. Mar. 17th, 2011

Eau Claire Uprising

Andrew Patrie, photos by Frank H. Robinson

a local effort to promote metal shows and happenings

Thu. Mar. 3rd, 2011

The Next 24 Hours

Andy Plank, photos by Frank H. Robinson

UWEC Players restart the clock on their 24-Hour Project

Thu. Mar. 3rd, 2011

Take Part in a Whirlwind of Stage Creativity

Andy Plank, photos by Frank H. Robinson

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.

Thu. Jan. 20th, 2011

4 on the Floor

Trevor Kupfer, photos by Frank H. Robinson

we’re taking notice of these Twin Cities blues rockers

Laarks + Meridene + Jon Sunde

Wed. Dec. 29th, 2010

Local band Laarks' keyboard-driven electro-indie stylings rocked the Oxford on Tuesday, Dec 28. Also playing was local pop rock band Meridene who attack with charging guitar, sprawling keys and high-intesntiy percussion. Jon Sunde, guitarist for Th

Backstage Concert: S Carey + Peter Wolf Crier

Fri. Dec. 10th, 2010

At the first 2010 installment of the Back Stage Concert Series, S. Carey (of Bon Iver fame) and Peter Wolf Crier, took to the stage on the stage at The State Theatre. The Back Stage Concert Series is a collaboration of Volume One and The State ...

The Last Waltz

Tue. Nov. 30th, 2010

On Thursday, Nov 25 a cast of nearly thirty Eau Claire musicians took on the roles of The Band plus guests such as Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Muddy Waters, the Staples Singers, Neil Diamond, Van Morrison, Paul Butterfield, and more....

Jeff Daniels @The Heyde Center

Mon. Nov. 15th, 2010

The consummate actor, director, playwright and musician, Jeff Daniels performed last week Friday, November 12 at the Heyde Center in Chippewa Falls.

Thu. Nov. 4th, 2010

Dead Dogs

Trevor Kupfer, photos by Frank H. Robinson

local quintet mixes blues and jazz (for starters)

Thu. Aug. 12th, 2010

Big Daddy’s Barbeque

Ryne Thornsen, photos by Frank H. Robinson

Wissota meat market sets up shack for carnivores

Thu. Jul. 29th, 2010

Chalkfest Profile: Tyler Moen

Bailey Berg, photos by Frank H. Robinson

Chalkfest returns in August with previous award-winner