Volume One Contributors

writers, photographers, artists

Kristin Frosch


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Catching the Color

how to maximize the beauty of our area’s trees

Kristin Frosch

Known for its outdoor lifestyle, Wisconsin has plenty of ways to enjoy the fall colors. So, we compiled a list to help you make the best of the most beautiful (and short-lived) season.

Legally Blonde

the hit movie comes to the stage courtesy of ECCT

Kristin Frosch, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Elle Woods and the girls of Delta Nu are about to share their sprightly charm and perfect—“omigod you guys”—confidence in “Legally Blonde: The Musical.” Presented by the Eau Claire Children’s Theatre, the Broadway musical opens Aug. 9 at the ...

God of Carnage

mature Broadway hit makes its Eau Claire debut

Kristin Frosch, photos by Andrea Paulseth

What do you get when you combine a violent playground altercation with bourgeoisie politics? A civilized “battle-royale,” complete with raucous and lewd humor, mayhem, and a dark look at relationships between spouses, children, and peers ...

Now Hanging: 33rd Annual ArtsWest Exhibition

Kristin Frosch

Celebrate local artists by heading down to the L.E. Philips Memorial Public Library at the end of the month to sample a diverse selection of art pieces at the 33rd Annual ArtsWest juried visual arts show. This year’s exhibit will feature ...

Chinese Fire Cupping

ancient eastern treatment is said to release tension

Kristin Frosch, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Those looking for an escape from traditional western medical treatments and medications may benefit from an ancient holistic solution that treats some of the most common ailments and conditions. Dating back some 3,500 years, cupping therapy ...

It's a Miracle!

Children’s Theatre stages musical festive favorite

Kristin Frosch

If you’re looking for a traditional and iconic way to usher in the holiday season, bring the family to experience one of the most beloved tales of all time. The Eau Claire Children’s Theatre is scheduled to produce the classic holiday favorite...

Thirteen Loops

professor’s book delves into race, violence, and lynchings

Kristin Frosch

As with all historical events, renewed critical analysis can help bring a new lens to the injustices of the past. Local author BJ Hollars’ new book, Thirteen Loops: Race, Violence, and the Last Lynching in America, resurfaces the ruthless ...

Check Out the Tech

L.E. Phillips Memorial Library getting all digital

Kristin Frosch, photos by Andrea Paulseth

In a technology age, it only makes sense that libraries work to meet increasingly evolving consumer demands. Eau Claire’s LE Phillips Memorial Public Library is no exception. Their recent upgrades are enough to get both bibliophiles and ...

Acclaimed Mover & Shaker to Speak on Social Change

Kristin Frosch

One of the 25 inaugural members of the White House Council for Community Solutions, social architect and visionary, Bill Strickland, is scheduled to speak as part of the UWEC Forum Series in November.

Zorongo Flamenco

a rare chance to experience a Spanish Cabaret

Kristin Frosch

The romantic exoticism of Spain’s flamenco dance can be experienced at the Mabel Tainter when the Zorongo Flamenco Dance Company recreates the “Café Cantante,” or Spanish Cabaret club setting, characteristic of early 20th century Spanish culture.

A Nobu Among Us

educator and conductor Nobuyoshi Yasuda

Kristin Frosch, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The humble, yet charismatic Yasuda, affectionately known as “Nobu,” has proudly served as the conductor of both the Chippewa Valley Symphony and the UW-Eau Claire Symphony Orchestra for nearly two decades.

Silent Film: Phantom of the Opera

featuring the organ stylings of Mark Pruett

Kristin Frosch

For those looking for a classically sophisticated way to celebrate Halloween, the Mabel Tainter is presenting the 1925 silent film, Phantom of the Opera, complete with live music accompaniment by the accomplished Menomonie composer, organist, and...

What a Tragedy

UWEC, Stout partner on epic Greek trilogy The Oresteia

Kristin Frosch

Curses, murder, vengeance, and revenge will all be brought to a UWEC stage in Oresteia, an adaptation of the only remaining tragic trilogy in Greece. The production is comprised of Aeschylus’ three tragedies first appearing in 458 BCE.

Theater Group's Costume Design Work on Display

Kristin Frosch

The flamboyant and whimsical designs, complete with Alice and Wonderland’s pink flamingos, Pinocchio’s patchwork jacket, a 16th century farthingale, a Chinese Emperor’s hat, raccoon masks, and frog eyes, are on display at the Mabel Tainter.

Short and Sweet

Jacci DeWolfe’s Closure and Other Stories

Kristin Frosch

Relationships, even in their most superficial forms, tend to unravel the complexities of human nature, forcing us to challenge our own self-awareness and understanding of our place in time and space.

Club Swing

musical stage production immortalizes cultural venues of the area’s past

Kristin Frosch

Audience members who see the September 30 run will get a chance to appear on Wisconsin Public Television’s broadcast of the Jewel Box Concert Series (a look at historic theaters), expected to air in the summer of 2012.

Character Development

Heyde Center stages locally created fantasy epic

Kristin Frosch, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Fiction will soon meet reality on stage in the original play, Character Development, written and directed by Rozanna Bejin. Besides being wildly entertained, audiences should be prepared to think. The play is set on November 11, 2011 (11/11/11) ...

Come Back A Star

after 23 years, 42nd Street returns to Heyde Center

Kristin Frosch, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Twenty-three years after its first debut at the Heyde Center for the Arts, the Tony Award-winning musical, 42nd Street is set to return to the stage, complete with the refreshing camaraderie of a familiar cast and crew.

Friends Forever

Julie Bowe completes her friendship book series

Kristin Frosch

Among book series about the ups and downs of childhood friendships, few are as delightfully charming as the Friends for Keeps series.

UWEC Professor Records Work of Croatian Legend

Kristin Frosch

Accomplished pianist and assistant professor of music at UW-Eau Claire, Nicholas Phillips, recently released a CD celebrating the music of Croatian composer, Boris Papandopulo.

Working It

local stage adaptation of Studs Terkel book couldn’t come at a better time

Kristin Frosch, photos by Leah Dunbar

Perhaps one of the most timely theatrical pieces for today’s audiences, Working is set to make its local debut at the Mabel Tainter Theater this month.

That's the Spirit!

new book on cooking with alcoholic beverages

Kristin Frosch

Karen Burrell’s new cookbook, The Spirit Within: Cooking with Fermented and Distilled Beverages, takes the art of cooking to a new flavorful level. With more than 200 featured dishes, Burrell incorporates one alcoholic beverage per recipe...

UWEC's English Festival will grab you with its words

Kristin Frosch

Well, Shakespeare would have defined a festival as a day of merry-making, complete with a feast suitable for a Queen. Although they can’t provide Renaissance-like festivities, a small group of students at UW-Eau Claire have been working hard to ...

Chippewa Falls: The Musical

locally produced musical tracks big year of history

Kristin Frosch, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Shortly after the Civil War, Chippewa Falls, full of enterprise and interest, became incorporated as a Wisconsin city. And now the Heyde Center is bringing that history to the stage with an entertaining twist in Chippewa Falls 1869: The Musical.

The Magic Flute

Mozart classic to debut on UW-Eau Claire stage

Kristin Frosch, photos by Andrea Paulseth

“What I love about opera is the collaboration between such a large number of artists from different disciplines who all work together to make one final, exciting product.” – Mitra Sadeghpour, director of UWEC’s production of The Magic Flute

Save Time, Next Year

Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild offers stage-full of romance

Kristin Frosch

Forbidden romance is on the agenda for the Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild’s production of Same Time, Next Year.

Shine On

Colfax author releases faith-based book

Kristin Frosch, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Those looking for divine inspiration and comfort may be able to find it in Christian author Alaine Sonnenberg’s new religious self-help book Shine On, published by Tate Publishing.

“Lifestyle” Diets

what some people do to change their relationship with food

Kristin Frosch

The Next Seventy-Two Miles

husband-wife duo release sophomore album

Kristin Frosch

“We do not strive to deliberately blend these odd elements in equal form, but occasionally infuse these different sounds ... to offset the balance of the song, in hopes of keeping a ‘fresh’ sound.”

Candace Hennekens

local artist bridges gap between art and prose

Kristin Frosch, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Ten years ago when Candace Hennekens picked up a brush and set of watercolors, she realized she could find an artistic and activist commonality between painting and her first love: writing.

Classical and Fantastical

UWEC profs release album on national classical label

Kristin Frosch, photos by Rachel Shimelman

Two accomplished assistant music professors at UW-Eau Claire are celebrating their release of a CD of piano music with a major classical record label.

Arts Board Mentorship Program Looking for Applicants

Kristin Frosch

In order to further develop Wisconsin as a cultural and artistic hub, the Wis. Arts Board Mentorship Program was created to pair budding artists with mentors who can help develop their skills.

Holiday Play Roundup

the Chippewa Valley’s dramatic yuletide offerings

Kristin Frosch

Check out the Chippewa Valley’s dramatic yuletide offerings.

The Other Eau Claire(s)

our quest to prove we’re the coolest of the Claires

Kristin Frosch

If you’ve ever typed Eau Claire into a search engine, you know that ours isn’t the only one out there. That got us thinking: What makes us unique? Are we even the best Eau Claire?

Angels in America

play dives into controversial themes amid AIDS epidemic

Kristin Frosch

Sword Story

new fantasy adventure novel The Bone Sword

Kristin Frosch, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Local fantasy author Walter Rhein has just released his latest epic adventure tale, The Bone Sword, distributed by Rhemalda Publishing, this month.

Underneath the Lintel

Saved by the Bell actor returns to EC for one-man show

Kristin Frosch

Whether you know him as Mr. Dewey on Saved by the Bell or from his appearances on dozens of other TV shows (including Monk, West Wing, ER, Married With Children, and Sabrina the Teenage Witch) and movies such as Catch Me if You Can and The Curious Case o

Shop Fabulous

fashion boutiques stake claim in downtown EC

Kristin Frosch

In the age of mass-retail department stores and fast-paced consumer culture, an intimate, local, and trendy boutique may be just what today’s fashion-conscious woman is looking for.

Case 1031: Bridge Street Investigations

join a real paranormal investigation

Kristin Frosch

This Halloween, those fascinated with the paranormal have the opportunity to join a real investigative team, searching for answers behind one of Chippewa Falls’ most notorious supposed haunted locations.

Video Installation Examines Communication

Kristin Frosch

The Furlong Gallery at UW-Stout is currently featuring an emotionally and psychologically charged visual art piece by Iowa artist Erica Duffy.

Brandi Carlile

State Theatre draws acclaimed singer/songwriter

Kristin Frosch

Singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile will make her debut in Eau Claire as part of a national concert tour in celebration of the success of her career and most recent album, Give Up The Ghost.

Family Stays Afloat

Fanny Hill fishes for warm fuzzies with On Golden Pond

Kristin Frosch

On Golden Pond, the touching comedy about marriage, family dynamics, and the lasting power of love is currently running at Fanny Hill Dinner Theatre.

Wisconsin Book Fest Looks for the Good Words

Kristin Frosch

Wisconsin People & Ideas routinely publish examples of the best prose and poetry writing from around the state, and their annual Wisconsin Book Festival Writing Contest is currently looking for just that.

Glimpse | A Museum for the Birds

Kristin Frosch, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The historical Clark Bird Museum, located inside Phillips Science Hall at UW-Eau Claire, is set to re-open soon, following renovations. Once advertising posters are completed, a scheduled reception will be announced, likely to occur this month.