Editor’s note: Cues From Katy is a list of events entertainment reporter Katy Macek thinks are worth checking out this weekend. 1. Sounds of Eau Claire History Harvest (11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Chippewa Valley Museum, 1204 E. Half Moon Drive): My guess is hundreds of people are going to turn up to this event to have musical artifacts, photos and memories digitized by UW-Eau Claire students and Chippewa Valley Museum staff members for an eventual online exhibit that aims to share the
“Quality of place” has been a buzzword of late for officials who work in economic development, but the music variable that helps score points within that category has a long, rich history in Eau Claire. With several outdoor festivals, decorated jazz programs and a variety of unique events and performance venues, the music scene in the Chippewa Valley compares favorably with other markets of similar size. Daniel Ott, a lecturer in UW-Eau Claire’s History Department, is making
Minneapolis resident and UW-Eau Claire history professor Daniel Ott didn’t know the flood gates he was about to open when he went to university archivist Greg Kocken in the fall of 2016 with an idea for an oral history project for his students. Kocken suggested Ott look into something about music in the area. It immediately snowballed, with students collecting oral histories from musicians, and Ott partnered with Blugold Radio to turn those into the Sounds of Eau Claire podcast.