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Shane Newman


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Visit EC Offers Eaux Claires Tix Giveaway

Julia van Allen, photos by Shane Newman

Calling all music lovers! Visit Eau Claire is hosting giveaways for tickets to the Eaux Claires Festival. The two-day music festival will return with a mystery lineup July 6-7 at Foster Farms outside Eau Claire ...

4 Local Sunrise Spots That'll Take Your Breath Away

Pan Thao, photos by Shane Newman, Tina Ecker

Rise and shine, folks! The Valley is packed with adventures, and you’ll want to start yours early with something beautiful and easy to catch. You know what they say, the early bird gets an incredible view of the sunrise.

Opening Shot | July 12, 2017

photos by Shane Newman

GUITAR HERO. Eau Claire band of yore The Kingsnakes reunited for one last special show at the House of Rock on Friday, July 7 along with South Farwell and The Rattlenecks. Above: Ryan Harrington on the face melting guitar solo.

Animating Public Art

new nonprofit aims to bring more art to public places

Tom Giffey, photos by Shane Newman

A new nonprofit organization has been created to enhance public art in Eau Claire by connecting local artists with public places to showcase their work. The Eau Claire Public Arts Council launched in mid-June ...

Country Fest 2017

photos by Shane Newman

Country Fest 2017 took place June 22-25 in Cadott, Wis., featuring performances by Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Thomas Rett, Alabama, Wynonna and the Big Noise, Chris Young, and many more.

Prex Claires 2017

photos by Shane Newman

Revving up for Eaux Claires 2017, Blugold Radio 99.9, Downtown Eau Claire Inc., Volume One, and The Brewing Projekt presented "Prex Claires" – a mini music festival with multiple live performances throughout downtown Eau Claire on Thursday, June 15 ...

Sculpture Tour 2017

photos by Shane Newman

A look through the 2017 Sculpture Tour.

Opening Shot | May 31, 2017

photos by Shane Newman

A GREAT SPOT TO TAKE IN THE RIVER. Along with many areas around the Chippewa Valley, Phoenix Park in downtown Eau Claire saw considerable flooding in mid-May as the Chippewa and Eau Claire Rivers swelled.

Gallery Friday: The Dust of Men + Reservoir

photos by Shane Newman

The Dust of Men performed at The Oxbow Hotel on Friday, May 19 with opener Reservoir. The Dust of Men is a local 5-piece band, returning after a nearly two-year hiatus to revisit the songs from their first album, What the Morning Shows.

Derby Day 2017 at The Lakely

photos by Shane Newman

On Saturday, May 6 The Oxbow Hotel & The Lakely held a special Derby Day event complete with fun derby fashion, mint juleps, kubb, snacks, and televised coverage of the 143rd running ...

Opening Shot | May 3, 2017

photos by Shane Newman

THEY CALLED IN THE BIG DRUMS. One World Taiko came to The Heyde Center for the Arts on Saturday, April 29. One World Taiko is a professional Japanese drum ensemble featuring Gary Tsujimoto and Nancy Ozaki, who bring their own creative rhythms, arrangements and choreography, and energetic spirit to the ancient art of Taiko.

One World Taiko @The Heyde Center

photos by Shane Newman

They called in the big drums. One World Taiko came to The Heyde Center for the Arts on Saturday, April 29. One World Taiko is a ...

The Shillelagh Lads – St. Patty's Day 2017

photos by Shane Newman

On Friday, March 17 Eau Claire's favorite pub band, The Shillelagh Lads, was back with whimsical dialogue, crowd interplay, robust sing-alongs, and of course, dance tunes – all at The Plus on St. Patrick's Day.

Purim Fundraiser for Temple Sholom Synagogue

photos by Shane Newman

On Thursday, March 9th a Purim fundraiser was celebrated and hosted at Forage. Activities included all you can eat Israeli food, masquerade costumes, traditional Jewish celebration, a fabulous silent auction, cash bar, and festivities all to benefit your local Jewish synagogue, Temple Sholom.