Category Archives: Inside Eau Claire

Downtown arts store focuses on supporting local artists

By Rachyl Houterman From what was once a high school dream, one owner of the downtown Eau Claire arts collective, Tangled Up In Hue, made her dream of owning her own business a reality when she and her business partner opened the  store in 2009. Jamie Kyser and Erin Klaus had the initial vision of

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Local education administrators discuss Betsy DeVos, implications of voucher school programs

By Gabriel Lagarde Reporter Gabe Lagarde sat down with local educators to discuss the controversial appointment of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and what it means for local schools, both the public institutions and the voucher programs in the city of Eau Claire. While both men agreed DeVos’ influence is expected to be small, the

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International Folk Fair showcases diverse music offerings, draws crowds

By Gabriel Lagarde Music and Community. These two themes formed the heart of the 2016 International Folk Fair and, by 4 p.m. Sunday, 25 different cultural groups and 2000 visitors packed the Davies Center in order to celebrate. Our reporter, Gabe Lagarde, visited the event and sat down with performers, club members and organizers to

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less talk more walk; uw-eau claire strives for diversity goal

On the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s campus just 10 percent of students are of color according to the admissions office. Of that 10 percent, many are Southeast Asian students looking to live within U.S. society all while maintaining their cultural roots. One way students strive to maintain these roots, are through programs and events highlighting and promoting their

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Eau Claire’s stand up: Local comedy support prompts ambitious goals

When they first began stand-up comedy at The Plus, Clear Water Comedy Club members Jordan Duroe and Christina Wolff remember their small post in the corner of the restaurant. Duroe recalls the initial crowds, and credits the Eau Claire community’s devotion to the arts for the growth in support. Now, between 30-40 people attend each event

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Robert Frost Celebration of Poetry: Photo Essay

By Gabriel Lagarde Members of the UW-Eau Claire came together for the first Robert Frost Celebration of Poetry. Monday’s event in the Dakota Ballroom served as the awards ceremony for the UW-Eau Claire Centennial Poetry Competition featuring cash prizes for the winning entries from a number of past and present Blugolds. The event also showcased the

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All Access Jazz: The 51st Annual Eau Claire Jazz Festival Rules the Campus and the Streets for Two Days of Education, Entertainment, and Inspiration

By Jack Martinek Last weekend, the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire and Eau Claire Jazz, Inc., brought the city and the campus together for a two day jazz experience. The 52nd Jazz Festival filled multiple venues with competitions between college, high school, and middle schools bands of every size, and had dozens of performances by

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