Randy Lee


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Thu. Jan. 24th, 2019

Big Day Reflections

Lauren Fisher, photos by Randy Lee

Chippewa Valley locals offer insight in planning a great wedding

Fri. Feb. 23rd, 2018

Lighting a Fire

Katie Vagnino, photos by Randy Lee, Luong Huynh

UWEC’s Fire Ball more than a drag show

Wed. Jan. 24th, 2018

Asking the Wedding Experts

photos by Randy Lee

talking to local photographers, florists, and more about all the crazy weddings they’ve attended

Wed. Sep. 20th, 2017

Chippewa Valley Treat-or-Treating Times

V1 Staff, photos by Randy Lee

In downtown Eau Claire, the bonanza of treats from generous businesses will run from 3-5pm on Tuesday, Oct. 31. Costumed kiddos (and their grown-ups) will find treats up and down Barstow and Farwell ...

Mon. Sep. 19th, 2016

Keeping Halloween Healthy for Trick-Or-Treaters

Claudia Cater, photos by Randy Lee

Halloween is right around the corner. Sixty-eight percent of Americans will celebrate Halloween. In 2015, 41 million children (ages 5-14) went trick-or-treating. Are you a parent who will take your Anna, Elsa, Ninjago Warrior, Spider-Man, or ...

Mon. Sep. 19th, 2016

Local Trick-or-Treat Dates & Times (2016)

V1 Staff, photos by Randy Lee

If you’re a candy-loving kid, it’s never too early to plot your trick-or-treating route for Halloween night – or Halloween afternoon, as the case may be. In downtown Eau Claire, the bonanza of treats from generous ...

Wed. Jan. 20th, 2016

‘I’m Right There With You’

photos by Randy Lee

as she prepares for her fast-approaching wedding, Renee gives new brides tips for minimum stress

Love Taxi @The Venue

Sun. Apr. 19th, 2015

Love Taxi performed at The Venue (the old Bottle & Barrel) as part of the Eau Claire Jazz Festival on Friday, April 17.

Tue. Mar. 3rd, 2015

Opening Shot | Mar. 4, 2015

photos by Randy Lee

A FIREY FUNDRAISER. On Feb. 27, The Fire Ball – UW-Eau Claire’s annual drag-tastic fundraiser for the Women’s & LGBTQ Resource Center – brought together fierce local drag performers and headliners from RuPaul’s Drag Race ...

Fire Ball 2015

Sun. Mar. 1st, 2015

The Fire Ball is UW-Eau Claire's annual drag fundraising extravaganza. This year's event took place on Friday, February 27 at the Davies Center and involved an outrageous evening of local drag performers – and headliners from RuPaul's Drag Race ...

Tue. Jan. 6th, 2015

Opening Shot | Jan. 7, 2015

photos by Randy Lee

EQUINOX YOUR SOCKS OFF. The Equinox Jazz Group played the Acoustic Café in Eau Claire on Friday, Jan. 2 – with Karl Anderson, who’s all about that bass.

Equinox Jazz Group @Acoustic Café

Tue. Jan. 6th, 2015

On Friday, Jan. 2 the Equinox Jazz Group performed at the Acoustic Cafe in Eau Claire. The group is led by Freddy Sklenar on piano and saxophones, features Todd Bartlett on Trumpet, Flugelhorn and Mellophone, David Barney Barneson on Drums and ...

Christmastime in the City 2014

Mon. Dec. 8th, 2014

Held the first weekend in December, this event is a celebration of the traditional holiday spirit in Downtown Eau Claire. Activities included lunch with Santa, horse-drawn wagon rides, reindeer, the lighting of the tree, and much more.

"Let it Glow!" Phoenix Park Tree Lighting

Mon. Dec. 8th, 2014

On Thursday, Dec 4, Downtown Eau Claire, Inc. brought some twinkle to town. The non-profit group organized an effort to put up holiday lights in Phoenix Park. Following a short ceremony, "Elsa" sang "Let it Glow" and patrons enjoyed free hot ...

Tue. Nov. 25th, 2014

Opening Shot | Nov. 27, 2014

photos by Randy Lee

CROON TIME. Brooke Nicole Sjoquist was among the performers on Nov. 14 when Eau Claire Jazz Inc. (in partnership with UW-Eau Claire) presented Gatsby’s Gala at the Davies Center. The jazz age-themed dance took cues from The Great Gatsby’s ...

Gatsby's Gala 2014

Mon. Nov. 17th, 2014

On Friday, November 14, Eau Claire Jazz, Inc. (in partnership with the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire) presented the Gatsby's Gala at the new Davies Center. The sold out, jazz age-themed event took cues from The Great Gatsby ...

Contradiction @ O'Leary's

Wed. Nov. 5th, 2014

Contradiction is fronted by a very powerful singer that can nail bands such as The Cult, Guns N Roses, and Velvet Revolver. Playing the best rock songs from the past four decades, the guys in Contradiction make sure everyone is having ...

International Fall Festival 2014

Mon. Sep. 22nd, 2014

On Saturday, September 20 the International Fall Festival returned to downtown Eau Claire. South Barstow Street was filled with over 75 food, art, and craft vendors, as well as street performances and an All-America City Celebration Parade.

John Raymond & The Roots Trio

Sat. Sep. 13th, 2014

The John Raymond & The Roots Trio performed on Friday, September 12 on the back stage of the State Theater. Their repertoire includes a combination of American folk songs, renditions on classic hymns, select indie-rock covers as well as unique, dec