Gypsy jazz band comes to Mabel MENOMONIE — Madison’s gypsy swing jazz band Harmonious Wail will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts, 205 Main St. E. The group is an acoustic Americana-infused gypsy jazz trio that features a mandolin player, vocalist and cardboard box player and a bassist. In 2017, Harmonious Wail celebrated its 30th anniversary as a working band and released its 9th CD “Holiday Spirits” in
The Big Wu returns to The Metro Rock-blues band The Big Wu is celebrating 25 years together with a return to Eau Claire Saturday at The Metro, 210 E. Lake St. The group performed just about 20 years ago at the old Metro in the same location. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door the night of the show. Doors will open at 9 p.m. The Big Wu describe themselves as a Midwest American roots band playing everything from rock to country to bluegrass and funk. They blend free-flowing
With 43 minutes gone by, it wasn’t looking great for Eau Claire Memorial. The Old Abes were down two plus their top scorer in Ben Zacho — who left the game in the first period with concussion-like symptoms and didn’t return. Undefeated and defending state champion Hudson flexed its defensive muscles, limiting clean shot attempts and putting forth a relentless forecheck on the other end. About the only chance the Abes had in the final eight minutes was to roll up their
Tonight is perhaps the biggest regular-season prep hockey game of the year as top-ranked and undefeated Hudson comes to Hobbs Ice Center to face red-hot and third-ranked Eau Claire Memorial. The Raiders (20-0) haven’t lost in almost exactly 13 months. But the last time the defending state champs were on the wrong side of the scoreboard came at the hands of the Old Abes in the same venue as tonight’s contest. Sam Hanson scored a pair of third-period goals as Memorial knocked off the
Hype from Super Bowl 52 in Minneapolis will be evident on the Wisconsin side of the border this weekend through busier-than-usual regional airports, highways and hotels. With parking spaces at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport sold out, all of the private jets carrying VIPs and high-rollers to Sunday’s big game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots needed to seek places to stow their planes at smaller airports in the region. New Richmond Regional Airport,
Jess Carney had a feeling her team would look completely different when the calendar flipped to January. And the first-year Hudson coach, who went to two state tournaments and won the 2002 state title as a player with the Raiders, was absolutely right. After a few stumbles out of the blocks, the Raiders (8-7, 5-2 in Big Rivers) might be playing better than anybody in the area. They’ve won four straight overall and their last five in the conference. In the last two weeks, they’ve
Facing a three-goal deficit and showing little life offensively, ECA Stars coach Tom Bernhardt turned to his all-state upperclassmen to steady the ship. It was a pair of freshmen who delivered it home. After senior forwards Ava Kison and Abigail Stow were paired together midway through the second period and responded with a combined three goals in six minutes, it was Fall Creek ninth-grader Paige Ruppert who found the puck on her stick in the low slot with 7 minutes, 37 seconds left to play.
Eau Claire North came out a bit off in its first game back from a signature win on Saturday in Superior over the state-ranked Spartans. The Huskies picked perhaps the absolute worst opponent to come out of the gates slow against. And top-ranked Hudson made them pay. The Raiders set the tone early and took advantage of North mistakes in a 6-1 Big Rivers win on Thursday night at Hobbs Ice Center. “Basically tonight, we didn’t play our game,” North coach Ryan Parker said.
Typography exhibit plays on words “Word Play,” an exhibition featuring typographic explorations by Michael Martin, will be on display through Feb. 14 at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, 400 Eau Claire St. There will also be an artist reception from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the library’s second-floor gallery. Martin’s show celebrates memorable quotes in creative representations. Martin is a Madison-based graphic designer and educator. The exhibit can be