Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Local Entertainment

Main Events 7/12/18

Documentary features WI women

CHIPPEWA FALLS — A documentary titled “The Faces of Lake Wisconsin” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 S. High St.

The documentary is director Valérie Lanciaux’s attempt to learn more about southern Wisconsin through the voices and faces of the women who live there. It brings together 17 women from 18 to 87 years old. Following the screening of the film, Lanciaux will hold a Q&A to answer questions.

Lanciaux is a trained actor, filmmaker and educator born in France. She has run theater workshops and performed in Portage since 2011, both of which inspired her to create a project series about the state. 

There is no cost for the screening, but donations to support Lanciaux’s project will be accepted.

For more information about the director and to view a trailer of the film, visit bit.ly/​2L0GqDl.

Barbershop quartet holds performances

The Church Singers Chorus from the Dunn County Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society will sing its arrangement of spiritual and gospel music for six churches Sunday morning in Eau Claire.

The group will perform at the following times: 8:30 a.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran, 601 Fall St.; 9 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Mission Church, 1704 Hogeboom Ave.; 9:30 a.m. at Hope United Methodist Church, 2233 Golf Road; 10 a.m. at Chapel Heights United Methodist Church, 300 E. Hamilton Ave.; 10:20 a.m. at Peace Church, 501 E. Fillmore Ave.; and 10:45 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 2112 Rudolph Road.

This is the second of three summer performances for the Church Singers Chorus. The last will be at Bloomer area churches on Aug. 14. The group is made up of male singers from throughout the Chippewa Valley who meet on Tuesday evenings to practice four-part a cappella harmony. 

For more information about the group, visit dcbarbershop.org.

City’s history explored on WPR

The coordinator of an online archive exploring Eau Claire’s musical history will be featured on this week’s edition of Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Spectrum West,” which airs at 10 a.m. today on 88.3 WHWC-FM and 88.7 WRFW-FM.

Daniel Ott, a UW-Eau Claire history professor, will discuss The Sounds of Eau Claire, an online archive of artifacts and interviews depicting the region’s musical history.

Other guests on this week’s show include: Chad Leonard, executive director of the St. Croix Art Barn in Osceola; Andrea Myklebust, who will discuss the 45th Stockholm Art Fair; and Paul Bunyan Logging Camp museum director Diana Peterson and storyteller Bob Kuchta, who will talk about the museum’s “Friday Night in the Bunkhouse” event. 

A live-stream of thisedition of “Spectrum West” can be found at wrfw887.com. Archives are available by searching “Spectrum West” at wpr.org.

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