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5 Can't Miss Holiday Stage Shows

get festive with holiday productions coming our way

The holiday season is full of classic stories on screen, page, and stage. The theatre scene of the Chippewa Valley offers a ton of great opportunities to share these holiday stories ...

5 Holiday Concerts to Get You in the Spirit

a musical winter wonderland right here in the Valley

We’ve all heard the classic holiday tunes on the radio or in stores this season. But nothing quite beats listing to your favorite classic carols done live by local performers ...

Orchid Eaton: Eau Claire born-and-bred

You’re gonna want to keep tabs on Orchid Eaton, a new project from Eau Claire born-and-bred native Matthew Leavitt, formerly of EMOT. It’s a stark basement pop project that features another local native ...

Foundation Wants to Give Your Org Money

Are you involved in a local nonprofit organization looking for funding? If your answer is “yes,” then you should consider applying for a grant through the Eau Claire Community Foundation ...

Click Here for Public Health

Making choices to improve your own health often begins with a few simple questions: How can I eat better? Where can I go to exercise? The same is true for making the Chippewa Valley as a whole ...

Former House of Rock to Become "Social Club"

The owners of the former House of Rock plan to turn the building into a party venue called the Social Club. In documents submitted to the City of Eau Claire, owners John Mogensen and Lisa Aspenson ...

Opening Shot | Nov. 29, 2017

LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BAND. The 8th annual Stage Fright show, where local musicians re-enact The Band’s legendary final concert (as seen in the concert film The Last Waltz), found a new home this year as the first ever concert at The Metro in downtown Eau Claire on Nov. 22 ...

On the Cover | Nov. 29, 2017

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Zion Guzmán

"Drawing from inspirations such as American traditional tattoo flash, 1940s superhero comic art, and the indigenous culture of my Mexican heritage, I create prints that are a reflection ..."

Anne

I bought you a box antiqued white / and gold with a violet on the lid / matching those on the bed where our fights / began and ended over everything hidden ...

Pop Into Good Reads

During the cold winter season, we all fantasize about a lazy Sunday, warming ourselves by a fire while the snow falls outside. A hot cocoa occupies one hand, while a book rests in the other. If your bookshelf ...

Arts Board Hosts Eau Claire Town Hall

The Wisconsin Arts Board is offering the Eau Claire arts community an opportunity to weigh in on issues facing Wisconsin artists at a town hall-style get-together. The event ...

'Sexiest Man' Blake Shelton Slated for Country Jam

Blake Shelton – award-winning country musician, celebrity coach on The Voice, and People magazine’s newly named “Sexiest Man Alive” – will be returning to the Country Jam USA stage ...

An A Christmas Story Story

don't shoot your eye out with this holiday classic

It’s the very end of November, so have you watched A Christmas Story yet? No? Did you hear that it’s the very end of November? You better get on that. Make some popcorn. Call some friends. Make a ho-ho-holiday night of it. I’ll pass ...

A Sports Fan's Gift Guide

what to get for that Packer (or Badger or Buck or Brewer) Backer on your Christmas list

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed, and you still may find yourself wondering what Christmas gift to purchase for the sports-loving person in your life. Perhaps I can help, with the first-ever Athletic Aesthetic Holiday Shopping Guide ...

City Sidewalks, Busy Sidewalks

yes, it’s Christmastime in the City (of Eau Claire!)

Soon enough “Jingle Bell Rock,” Santa Claus paraphernalia, and glittery ornaments will engulf each American city in a Christmas tidal wave ...

So, What Makes a Craft Cocktail?

Let’s cut to the chase here: We’re going to spend a lot of time here just talking about booze. But booze plays an important role in our culture. We gather in bars to watch sports and talk politics and go on first dates ....

Wandering Spirits

you can create unique cocktails with the Lakely

The Lakely has been passionate about craft cocktails since they opened their doors a little over a year ago. Bar manager Jorja Vradenberg and bartender Logan Slaght are always looking ...

UWEC Prof Subject to Public TV Profile

Wisconsin Public Television recently shared the life story of Dr. Tess Onwueme, a much-celebrated African playwright and a member of UW-Eau Claire’s English faculty, on its Wisconsin Life program ...

Warm the Winter with Some Sci-Fi Scares

For those who channel Jack Skellington more strongly than Santa Claus, here’s a film event right up your alley. The Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild presents a unique ’50s-inspired sci-fi flick ...

Art Scene: Let Your Voice Be Heard

Join the artsy scene Thursday, Dec. 7 for the Art Industry Roundtable hosted by Artisan Forge Studios, LLC, and Artisan Forge Metalworks. From noon-1pm, all creators and art aficionados ...

ArtsWest 39 Accepting Entries for Juried Show

Local artists, meet your springtime ally: Eau Claire welcomes the 39th annual Wisconsin ArtsWest exhibit Feb 25-April 6. Hosted and sponsored by the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library ...

Building Identity

For many people, the topic of race relations is one that is avoided. But Professor Tim Lensmire of the University of Minnesota doesn’t mind talking about the taboo, awkward, feud-inducing elephant ...

Miles Ahead

EC rapper wants his mixtape to mean something

So where to begin? / It’s something within / Something of panic and trouble / I’m manic and double a mannequin’s struggle to grin. These lines are those of Phil Faucett, 22, also known as rap artist Miles Blvd ...

Ready for Anything

Altoona-based Red Cross specialist finds fulfillment responding to hurricanes, tornadoes, and other disasters

Luong Huynh is a man of many talents. One minute, you’ll see him photographing a musical duo at The Cabin at UW-Eau Claire as a contributing photographer for Volume One. And the next minute ...