Jesse Johnson


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Fri. Sep. 22nd, 2017

The Furlong & Short of It

Emily Kinzel, photos by Jesse Johnson

fall exhibits planned at UW-Stout’s campus gallery

Thu. Jun. 1st, 2017

Short 'N Sweet

Eric Christenson, photos by Jesse Johnson

Pat Keen’s new collection packs a ton of punch in about 20 minutes

Wed. Aug. 5th, 2015

Crackle Pop

Eric Christenson, photos by Jesse Johnson

local dude Pat Keen folds his jazz background into short, lo-fi pop songs

Tue. Nov. 25th, 2014

More True Than Trippy

Zack Katz, photos by Jesse Johnson

Wealthy Relative finds a way to be a person

The Daily Shakedown

Wed. Nov. 12th, 2014

Eau Claire Community Foundation highlights local philanthropy

V1 Staff, photos by Jesse Johnson

Running November 12-18, the Eau Claire Community Foundation will join more than 700 similar organizations across across the country for Community Foundation Week. For 25 years, the effort has raised awareness about the increasingly important role ...

Fri. Oct. 31st, 2014

Carve It Out

Mike Paulus, photos by Jesse Johnson

spotlighting local pride via the humble jack-o-lantern

Wed. Sep. 17th, 2014

Eau Claire Wants You Healthy!

William Kampf, photos by Jesse Johnson

The City of Eau Claire wants you to be healthy (so does your mom, spouse, and kids!). Last year, the City Council adopted a new section into the Comprehensive Plan known as the Health Chapter, the goal being to promote overall public health ...

Tue. Jun. 24th, 2014

Sayth Ain't So

Eric Christenson, photos by Jesse Johnson

hard-working art rapper set to make a statement

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. Jun. 16th, 2014

Wisconsin Bike Fed seeking strong female "Roll Models"

Elena Montanye, photos by Jesse Johnson

Now that the weather is perfect for some outdoor adventures, many of you are probably planning to dust off your bicycles – if you haven’t already, that is! The Wisconsin Bike Federation recently published an article calling for women ...

The Island of Dr. Lee + Hannah Hebl + Dexter Wolf

Mon. Jun. 2nd, 2014

On Saturday, May 31 textured hard rockers, The Island of Dr. Lee, featured the talents of Jaime Hansen, Dave Power, Addie Strei, and Matt Florence at the Mousetrap. Local songwriter/Adelyn Rose keyboardist Hannah Hebl also played her solo stuff, and

The Daily Shakedown

Fri. May. 9th, 2014

5 most common local surnames

Kinzy Janssen, photos by Jesse Johnson

With a little help from the Chippewa Valley Museum, we divined the most common official monikers worn by the Eau Claire citizenry.

Danceworks 2014

Sun. May. 4th, 2014

Under the direction of Julie Fox, assistant professor of dance, this production featured the department's premier performing group, The Ensemble. With explosive and evocative dancing and content, this annual event is an opportunity to explore the ric

Setting up 'Symphony on the Brain'

Wed. Oct. 16th, 2013

"Symphony on the Brain" was a sound installation amplifying the effects of overexposure to "Ode to Joy" in modern media and culture. Created by Eau Claire musician Davy Sumner, the installation was in a space in Banbury Place, Oct. 10–13.

Wed. Jun. 19th, 2013

New Place to Skate

Tom Giffey, photos by Jesse Johnson

skateboard plaza coming to Lakeshore Park

Eau Claire Improv Fest Friday: Memorial High School

Tue. Dec. 4th, 2012

On Friday, November 30 The Eau Claire Improv Fest started out the weekend at Memorial High School. The festival features a variety of local and touring improv comedy performances at several venues in Eau Claire. Groups performing include: Memorial High School Alumni Team, Titanic, Fresh Concepts, Chaos Lifeguard, and Funny, Son of Story.

Tue. Oct. 16th, 2012

Bringin' in the Vagabonds

Emily Anderson, photos by Jesse Johnson

Minneapolis jazz/blues group joins the CV Jazz Orchestra

Tue. Jun. 26th, 2012

Where in Eau Claire?

Katelyn Hendren, photos by Jesse Johnson

scavenger hunt to benefit the Family Resource Center

Valley Cat VI

Wed. May. 16th, 2012

EC Velo hosted Valleycat VI onSaturday, May 12 – a bike race/scavanger hunt through the city of Eau Claire.

Mon. Apr. 2nd, 2012


Bailey Berg, photos by Jesse Johnson

real time art event returns to the State Theatre

Mon. Feb. 6th, 2012

Opening Shot | Feb. 9, 2012

photos by Jesse Johnson

This weather's for the dogs! Amiright?! On a chilly day in downtown Eau Claire in late January, a local pooch kept its kibble-n-bits warm via the latest in cold weather doggy wear.

The Daily Shakedown

Thu. Aug. 25th, 2011

7 Local Things We Miss - Menomonie Edition!

Allison Schrader, photos by Jesse Johnson

Menomonie, Wis. is a much different town than it was in 1986 when I was born – and way different than in 1953, when my dad was born. Let’s take a few minutes to think back to when Billy Ray was the most popular Cyrus. Some things that are missing ...

Thu. Oct. 7th, 2010

Skating By

Trevor Kupfer, photos by Jesse Johnson

Eau Claire plans several skateparks around the city

Thu. May. 6th, 2010


Cindal Heart, photos by Jesse Johnson

jazz trio Adelyn Rose draws sound from Eau Claire scene

Thu. Feb. 11th, 2010

Buddhism in the Valley

Amanda Schaefer, photos by Jesse Johnson

contemplating the local meditation scene

Thu. Jan. 28th, 2010

New Venue?

Nick Meyer, photos by Jesse Johnson

Nate and Justin Vernon hope to renovate downtown building into cultural space

Thu. Oct. 1st, 2009

It's Prime (Rib) Time

Adam Rockwell, photos by Jesse Johnson

new Menomonie eatery tackles the meaty issues

Thu. Sep. 17th, 2009

Spotlighting the Art Makers

Bailey Berg, photos by Jesse Johnson

Regional Arts Center puts art on stage with liveART 2