Theatergoers who are hoping for shows that will make them laugh, cry, stand in awe or all of the above will have myriad options in the months to come.
When Bradley Gosnell first told his friend Daniel Floren he had an idea for a play that would involve a Gideon Bible as one character and a second based loosely on a Beatles song, Floren was intrigued.
Rob Ferrett, host of “Central Time,” and Al Ross, host of “Spectrum West,” will be among the Wisconsin Public Radio staffers who will meet listeners at a free event to say thank you to WPR’s audience between 5 and 7 p.m. Thursday at the River Prairie Center in Altoona.
Moscow Ballet’s "Great Russian Nutcracker" is coming to Eau Claire, and the company is looking for local ballet students to fill children’s roles.
Whether she’s belting the blues or raising the roof with a gospel song, Joyann Parker says, a common element runs through all her music: She can’t sing it unless she feels it.
The L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire is seeking local musicians for its online streaming music platform, Sawdust City Sounds.
For at least two reasons, a bluegrass festival serves as a fitting means of supporting Eau Claire-based community radio station WHYS.
Like any group of longtime friends, Brian Moen, Justin Vernon and Phil Cook get together when their busy schedules allow. Fortunately for Chippewa Valley music fans, sometimes those meetings involve performances by The Shouting Matches.
The Oxbeaux outdoor concert is stepping into a starring role.
Hard rock band Black Stone Cherry will perform Thursday at The Metro, 201 E. Lake St.
MENOMONIE — Five films received awards at the first Red Cedar Film Festival July 25-28 in downtown Menomonie.
A three-day musical event featuring 20 regional artists/bands will take place Sept. 6-8 at Stones Throw to raise donations to aid Duane “Danno” Kebschull of DMi Sound as he recovers from multiple surgeries following a severe accident.
CHIPPEWA FALLS -- Chad Lewis will present "Wisconsin UFOs: Watch The Sky" at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Chippewa Falls Public Library, 105 W. Central St.
Since Chris Kroeze’s runner-up finish on NBC’s “The Voice” last December, the Barron resident has seen his career ascend to new heights. But at the same time he’s staying in touch with his roots.
Justin Hayward, known as the singer, lead guitarist and composer on the Moody Blues' biggest hits, will perform an intimate concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Pablo Center at the Confluence's Jamf Theatre, 128 Graham Ave.
CHIPPEWA FALLS -- The musical lumberjack aggregation known as the Swampers will present an all-new show titled “Today in the Valley” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, and Friday, Aug. 9, at Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 S. High St.
Grammy Award nominated flutist Peter Phippen will join the Red Cedar Symphony for the group's annual Concert in the Park at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Veterans Memorial Park, 20 E. Stout St., Rice Lake.
Tickets to the 20th annual Chippewa Valley Book Festival are now available.
The 12th annual Blues on the Chippewa festival in Durand will again fill Memorial Park, and this year the event will add more vibrancy to the city’s downtown area as well.
John Paul White looked to Nashville’s illustrious past to create an album he thought would speak eloquently to the present, and to judge by the reception for “The Hurting Kind,” he was onto something.
MENOMONIE — The inaugural Red Cedar Film Festival will feature more than 30 films — local, regional and international — today through Sunday in downtown Menomonie.
When you have sold more than 10 million records in your career, figuring out a set list may pose some challenges. Or, as Newsboys drummer Duncan Phillips describes the situation: “a nice problem to have.”
The success of the first OneFest, both on and off the Christian music event’s stage, has inspired organizers to return for a second year.
Uplift is among the reasons we attend theater productions, but in the case of “Peter Pan,” that applies in a literal as well as emotional sense.
MENOMONIE — A reading/concert version of a musical by a Menomonie composer-musician Patrick Pesek-Herriges, will premiere Friday, July 26, at the Menomonie Theater Guild, 502 W. Second St.
A re-formed Static-X is working to enhance the living memory of the industrial metal band’s debut album and band frontman Wayne Static, who passed away in 2014.
The musical "Oliver!" will be staged this week at Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 S. High St., Chippewa Falls.
The Waldemar Ager Association invites the public to tour the Ager Museum, 514 W. Madison St.
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres in Minnesota has extended the current production of the musical "Mamma Mia" through Feb 22.
The members of Hairball proudly call their celebratory performance of arena rock hits “bombastic.” And that’s just the starting point, to judge by a conversation with the band’s lead guitarist.
"Community Building: A Library Open House Event," will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, 400 Eau Claire St.
To help celebrate Country Jam’s 30th anniversary this month, organizers will get the party started even earlier than usual.
ALMA -- Castlerock Museum, 402 S. Second St., will hold its annual Castlerock in the Park event from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Rieck’s Lake Park.
Independent film and live music will be presented Sunday at Davey J's Garage in Banbury Place, 800 Wisconsin St.
The Stitching Sisters Quilt Guild of Chetek will host their 14th annual quilt show, Liberty Quilt Fest, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at The Center (formerly Chetek Community Center), 711 First St., Chetek
In their five decades of performing, Kids From Wisconsin have thrilled hundreds of thousands of state residents with their high-energy and high-level singing, dancing and instrumental talents.
HUDSON -- The Phipps Center for the Arts will present its 31st annual free outdoor concert by the Minnesota Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Lakefront Park band shell in Hudson.
“THERE Song of Myself” group art exhibit can be seen through Sept. 9 at Galaudet Gallery, 618 S. Farwell St.
AMERY -- Found object sculpture by David Smith, paintings by Megan A. Schmidt and jewelry by Brenda Haack can be seen through July at artZ Gallery, 208 Keller Ave. N., Amery.
Chemistry and music have more in common than you might think, Jim Phillips says, and he should know.
An independent, artist booked one-day music festival on Saturday will take over The Plus, 208 S. Barstow St., and its back room, The Venue, 209 Graham Ave.
“The Lumber Baron,” a full-length cinematic drama that was filmed in the Chippewa Valley, will screen through Thursday, July 4, at Micon Downtown Cinemas, 315 S. Barstow St.