Articles in this Issue

Editor's Notes
Opening Letters

Tune Talking: evolutions in V1’s Thursday night concerts

more space, new offerings, and a crowd-funding mission for the musicians

Every year we at Volume One are in awe of what this community has made of the Sounds Like Summer Concert Series on Thursday nights in Phoenix Park. With well over 1,000 people coming out each week, the event has become a major summer mainstay...

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The Rear End

The Darnedest Things

seeing the world through the words of my kids

So, my-six-year old daughter has been conducting experiments. Scientific experiments. Just the other day she decided to make a new kind of soap – an extremely scientific endeavor indeed. To make her sudsy concoction, she needed water, shampoo ...

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Cover Art

On the Cover | May 23, 2013

learn about this issue's cover art by Kjell Olson

“I stumbled upon printmaking as a student when I took a class in relief printmaking. A Light on the Shore was a summer project where my goal was to depict an idealized scene from Lake Superior.”

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Opening Shots

Adding onto the House

electronic music project North House goes cinematic

Music’s evolution into the digital age has made it infinitely easier for artists to immediately share their songs with fans from around the world, and it has also altered the way in which music is produced. Instead of relying on a bevy ...

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Supporting the Strings

A few UW-Eau Claire music students are going to one heck of a helping hand from a new scholarship at the university. The Eileen Phillips Cohen String Scholarship will grant a full ride to four UW-Eau Claire string players each year, as well as ...

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The Puppet Masters

CVTG stages adult puppet show Avenue Q

As we’re jumping into summer, CVTG will be bringing us a new, interesting show to accompany the season. Opening May 30 the Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild will be putting on the Tony award winning musical, Avenue Q. The show has also been noted ...

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Expect the Best. Night. Ever.

an extravaganza of stand-up, improv, and sketch comedy

Comedy is about to get a lot bigger in Eau Claire. While stand-ups and improv comedy have existed and even thrived independently in the Chippewa Valley, a sense of unity has never quite been attained. A collection of local comedians is ...

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Just Spitballing

local author releases baseball biography

This is going to come as a shocker to you Chippewa Valley, but where I grew up, in the St. Croix Valley, we don’t have nearly as many famous people as you do.

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Local Lit
Local Look

Will This Venue Work?

consultant’s study says yes, Confluence Project will boost economy by $4.5M

The downtown Eau Claire performing arts center proposed as part of the Confluence Project will directly create an estimated $4.5 million in economic activity in its first year, according to a consultant’s study released ...

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Thanks for Asking | May 23, 2013

our local Jack-of-all-Facts tells you how it is

The horses’ heads that are on the brick wall outside on The Livery on Wisconsin Street: Are they “new,” or left from when the building was actually a livery stable years ago?

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Kid Culture

Going for Gold

There’s gold in them thar hills” – and rivers and streams. Learn how to pan for gold at the Prospecting for Gold class Saturday, June 1, from 9:30 to 11:30am at the Wise Nature Center of the Beaver Creek Reserve near Fall Creek. Mike Wiersma ...

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Other Stuff

The Seven Years’ War

epic amount of time went into WWII battle game

Hobbies and interests come in every shape and form. Some hobbies are cheap and take no time at all, while others are lavish and time consuming. To say that lifelong war game lover Hans Kishel of Eau Claire has a hobby that is time-consuming is ...

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Hot Times in Cinder City

kick off summer right with Altoona’s annual fun fest

The 40th annual Cinder City Days is one of the first kick-off celebrations of summer in the Chippewa Valley. This four-day event in Altoona begins on Thursday, June 6, with a carnival, but the weekend brings even more fun. Starting Friday ...

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