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Richard Thompson

We're partnering with Trebble.FM to bring some music to the site. We'll have a curated set of music that will rotate from time to time.  This week we're bringing you the inimitable Richard Thompson. This is a nice tool, lets you pull together embeddable music players from a lot of on-line sources. It's still in beta and - not quite perfect, but good enough to use as it is. Enjoy.  If you have suggestions for people you would like to hear and see, let us know.

Eaux Claires Troix

Thanks to Chippewa Valley Community Television for their coverage of Eaux Claires Troix - a great time was had by all. Now if we could just get Justin Vernon to stop mis-spelling French words ---

On the 4th - a quick reminder from Neil Young

One of the things that makes this country truly great is the will of the people.  Don't forget to exercise it.

Title Drops!

I thought you might enjoy this on a warm spring day - 150 clips from films where the title of the film is mentioned. From the editor:

Fresh new month, fresh new montage. Been a while folks. I've gathered many more followers. A big thanks to all you people. Shouldn't be this long a wait for the next montage. I have quite a few going on and this was the one I deemed finished first.

I'm not the first guy to tackle a collection of films where a character says the title of the film. We've had a bunch of recent movies do it though so I figured I'd give the most up to date and comprehensive version I can. All told there are a 150 examples.  Have fun watching!

Creative Economy Week Kicks Off

Creative Economy Week Kickoff

Eau Claire's Creative Economy Week kicked off on Saturday with a panel discussion about the state of the creative economy in Eau Claire. The panel included Al Ross from Wisconsin Public Radio as moderator, Mike Schatz, the Economic Development Director of Eau Claire, Kristin Dexter, future owner of Forage in Eau Claire, B. J. Hollars, founder of the Chippewa Valley Writers Guild and author, Greg Johnson, owner of Artisan Forge Studios, Dale Peters, City Manager of Eau Claire, and Nick Poss, owner and instructor at the Eau Claire Music School. It was an entertaining and far-reaching discusison - but I'll let you listen for yourselves. More Creative Economy Week events are scheduled for the rest of the week.

Mothers Day - And Kate Bush

Kate Bush

For Mothers Day we bring you this haunting and touching song from Kate Bush.

Paul Simon at Eaux Claires???

Paul Simon

From my old pal Jay Gabler at The Current - exciting possible news about the Eaux Claires lineup this year - including Paul Simon, Wilco - and more. Or -- Meauxr.

Guess we will find out for sure tomorrow.

Mary Tyler Moore - RIP

I promise we will start to have some arts news soon that does not involve people dying, but I am particularly sad to hear  of the death of Mary Tyler Moore. She is one of the amazing women of comedy who has made me laugh and cry throughout the years.  I leave you with a classically perverse moment from the Mary Tyler Moore show. Love is all around.

Carrie Fisher has died

Carrie Fisher

I'm very sorry to report that news has come in that Carrie Fisher has died after suffering the massive heart attack on a plane a few days ago. Silly as this interview is in some ways, it reminds me why everyone loved Carrie Fisher, whether she was being Princess Leia or just being herself. We can only hope 2016 ends soon - it has been a year of loss in so many areas, and movies has been one of the worst.

Gaelic Storm coming to Eau Claire

Gaelic Storm

Wednesday, March 15 | 7:30 PM

The State Theatre


Gaelic Storm is coming to the State Theatre for a one night performance on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 7:30pm. With them they bring their TWELFTH studio album and will deliver foot-stomping, eclectic mix of tunes that has established the band as one of world music’s premier live acts. "Matching Sweaters" infuses traditional Celtic music with modern influences, updating the genre for a new generation of fans raised on rock, country, and folk. These 12 brand new tracks straddle the line between tradition and innovation in the world music format, making "Matching Sweaters" an absolute must-have.

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