Singer and author featured on WPR Singer Colleen Raye will preview her upcoming performance at the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menomonie on Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Spectrum West,” which airs at 10 a.m. today on 88.3 WHWC-FM/Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/River Falls. Raye will speak with host Al Ross about the Colleen Raye Productions presentation of “That’ll Be The Day: The Music of Roy Orbison, Linda Ronstad and Gene
Kids fromWisconsin troupe announce auditions The popular musical troupe Kids from Wisconsin will hold auditions for its 50th year and is looking for talented performers ages 15 to 20 from across the state. The group is looking for 22 singers and dancers and 12 instrumentalists that can play percussion, piano/synth, guitar, bass, trombones, trumpets or woodwinds (alto, tenor and possibly baritone saxophones and clarinet). Auditions in Eau Claire will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. Feb. 16
The Memories return to Mabel Tainter MENOMONIE — The Memories will return to the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts, 205 Main St. E., for the duo’s 32nd consecutive performance at the venue with two shows at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. The duo is made up of Warren Petryk and Tim Stevens, who have been performing across the country for more than 40 years. They feature unique harmonies and a variety of musical styles including traditional songs of the season.
Local man publishes first set of memoirs Eau Claire resident Don Larson, 76, published his first memoir “To me They Weren’t Stars, They Were Just my Friends,” about his travels around the country and interactions with people such as country singer Waylon Jennings, baseball player Don Larsen and others. A self-proclaimed Buddy Holly historian, Larson shares stories of the singer’s short-lived fame before he was killed in a plane crash in 1959 and how Larson,