Decadent Cabaret 41

photos by Gabbey Piper

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Decadent Cabaret #41 took place at Brickhouse Pub and Grub and featured South Farwell, Do it Yourself Daisy, Drunk Drivers, Stare Across, FMDown, Ghosts of the Sun, Orenda Fugue, The Broken Eights, Venison, and more. Photos are from Thursday, March 5th and Saturday, March 7th.

Written in the Stars

Mon. Mar. 9th, 2020

Olivia Kroner

Bruce Brown, known by his stage name, Cudlino, recently released his first full-length album, titled Written in the Stars. Full of hip-hop music influenced by R&B, rap, and rock, Brown’s album is a celebration of life, love, and the lessons ...

Fire Sale! Ex-Fire Station Destined for Used Car Lot

Thu. Mar. 5th, 2020

Tom Giffey

What do you think should go into the former Eau Claire Fire Station No. 10 on North Hastings Way? A craft brewery? A hostel? An agency dedicated to all your supernatural elimination needs?

Frosty Frolic 2020

photos by Andrea Paulseth

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The Beaver Creek Reserve’s Frosty Frolic features winter fun like snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, dogsledding, and more. This year’s fourth annual event took place on Saturday, Feb. 29.

Graceful Transformation

Tue. Mar. 3rd, 2020

Eric Christenson, photos by Kyle Lehman

Heartbreak and low, low points in life have this graceful way of transforming into art that’s beautiful and real. Raw, relatable stuff. So many words and songs have been written in the depths of dark ...

Downtown Donut? City considers new parking approach for Block 7

Tue. Mar. 3rd, 2020

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Numerous plans have come and gone in recent years for the parcel of downtown Eau Claire known as Block 7, which has been a “temporary” parking lot for the better part of a decade. While apartments, offices, and even a large parking garage ...

Fire Ball 2020: Pride Is a Riot

photos by Mark Oliver

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The Fire Ball is UW‐Eau Claire's drag ball extravaganza. Every Spring, the Ojibwe Grand Ballroom plays host to local and national drag performers who turn it up for packed audiences ...

FEATURE STORY: 30 Years of Tokyo

Fri. Feb. 28th, 2020

Emily Anderson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Tokyo Restaurant has been located in a modest strip mall on London Road since first opening in 1989. Still, you could say the history of the restaurant truly began in 1969. That’s when the restaurant’s founder, Yoshi Tsuanko, left Japan and came to the U.S.

2020 Vanguard Awards: Meet the Honorees!

Wed. Feb. 26th, 2020

V1 Staff

Presented by Volume One and Charter Bank, the Chippewa Valley Vanguard Awards recognize high-level community achievers who’ve made a significant local impact ...