The energy on the boat was electric. Someone would spot a whale, fingers would point, heads would turn, the guides would quickly move the sail so we could loop around and see the whales again. Everyone was buzzing with excitement.
Second City Touring Company returns to State Theatre
So here’s what you need to know about The Second City: they’re based out of Chicago and they’re in the business of being funny. They’ve been in that business for 50 years now, and in that time the sketch comedy group has counted people with names ...
killer metal lineup also includes Purge and Desolatevoid
Oh, man, Mors Mortis is back! When word spread of their (indefinite?) hiatus over a year ago, I was profoundly bummed. See, I was a little late to the party. When people mentioned the band name to me, I always pictured Meatballs.
E.J. Dionne Jr., a syndicated columnist with The Washington Post, will be the featured speaker at the 2011 Ann Devroy Memorial Forum at UW-Eau Claire. The forum, free and open to the public, will be held May 4 in Schofield Auditorium at 8pm.
“I am absolutely in love with objects, ordinary things that people don’t tend to notice. Dirty socks, old wrenches or rubber bands, I like to play with these objects like characters on a stage: manipulating their form, lighting, texture and ...”
new biz provides delivery for every local eatery and beyond
If you’ve ever been hungry with no desire to cook or leave the house, you know to call delivery. But sometimes you’re craving a restaurant that doesn’t deliver. You’re stuck. Corey Hawkinson and Troy Beighley have come up with a new answer...
Eventually the path brought us below the clouds, and the landscape turned into a verdant rainforest and savanna-like grassland. Our first night’s cabin sat at the base of a cliff dotted with trees, and we fell asleep after watching the moon.
I hunkered in the doorway of an office building as gray clouds moved in, threatening to break open above me. Piles of luggage were stacked in the doorway, but I held tightly to my backpack. I was a solo traveler making my way through Vietnam.
We created games to pass the time involving the forklift, bought a remote controlled car, and played racquetball. We blasted music and drank beer. We were Ferris Buellers living a month in a giant warehouse filled with explosives.
Thailand’s “same same but different” style of acclimating yankees
They tell you “Same Same But Different” to reassure you that, while their eight-pronged dinner fork looks different than the average one, it really is the same. But then you bring it home, stab yourself in the mouth, and realize you just ...
They gave us a taste of what’s to come at the April 18 meeting by presenting four design ideas for Eau Claire Street. And not only did they include exciting elements such as promenades, duck-ins, sculptures, and fountains, but officials say ...
It’s strange to think that, only a few short years ago, Chippewa County was having a heated debate about a large sand mining operation coming to the area. And though several residents foresaw air/water quality problems, irritative noise/traffic, and
condensed local news about civic and cultural goings-on
In August of last year, Molly Otis Scheer (a local musician linked to Mike Perry and the Long Beds and Molly and the Haymakers) filed a lawsuit against the City of Hayward. The city had put an ordinance into effect that prohibited ...
locals find common ground with tiny Hawaiian guitar
“We hope to get a few more current rock songs in as well. Def Leppard keeps coming up in discussion, and I’m determined to get some Pink in the mix.”
– Stasia Vishnevsky on the kinds of tunes the Ukulele Club jams to
UWEC alumni Keith Karns, nationally recognized composer, bandleader, and musician, and his big band jazz ensemble is coming to the Chippewa Valley May 14. The group will be playing at the Grand Little Theatre in downtown Eau Claire.
For those of you familiar with the Chippewa Valley music scene, the Launchpad High School Music Competition will probably sound quite familiar to you. The seventh edition of our local “garage band” competition sponsored by the Wisconsin School Music
With Earth Day in recent memory, it seems appropriate that Tangled Up in Hue, an artist collective in downtown Eau Claire, is featuring the works of Magic Mama. Known best as an area musician, she describes herself as an “eco artist to the max ..."
Stout math professor writes a young adult sports novel
“Now that I see people reading it and loving it, I might like to write a few more. ... And it just so happens that I have a sabbatical coming up next year. So, perfect timing!”
– Jeanne Foley on her fiction debut, Shooting Two
It has been 15 years since Patti See and Bruce Taylor started putting together Higher Learning: Reading and Writing About College, a text both for and written by college students, and intended for college orientations and composition classes.
It’s rare that the Chippewa Valley sees an opera or ballet, let alone one of the highest caliber. But this summer, Oakwood’s Carmike Cinemas is trying to remedy that. Carmike Cinemas is joining the Emerging Pictures network of cinemas to feature live
A little chunk of meaty Chicago goodness is working its way into Eau Claire. As of April 12, Samboney’s Hot Dog Stand opened its doors at 1907 Brackett Ave. featuring classic Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian sausage, Polish sausage, and gyros.
Humming along since 2002, Volume One is a magazine, an
event & video production company, & a retail store based in Eau Claire, WI.
Volume One & The Local Store
205 N. Dewey St. (downtown)
Eau Claire, WI 54703