The Spectator

Los Cenzontles

September 23, 2009

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Kevin GisiThough Los Cenzontles translates to "The Mockingbirds" in English, this group does anything but mock. The band, which was formed nearly 20 years ago, is a distinctive blend of traditional Mexican music and more modern ...

Downtown Fall Festival celebrates area diversity

September 23, 2009

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Kevin GisiThey say third time's a charm. Well, it was for me, in any case. I've been trying to attend the International Fall Festival (IFF) ever since my freshman year experience mentor took my FYE class to it. Unfortunately, I mis...

Cait and Winn add humor to soulful tunes

September 23, 2009

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Camille GerstenhaberCait and Winn's harmonized voices and quirky commentary combined with a mix of Cait Ralph originals and a variety of covers to shape the indie folk duo's Saturday night show at the Cabin. Surrounded mostl...

Clinton Miller mesmerizes with vocals, guitar technique

September 23, 2009

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Kevin GisiIn the dim candlelight of The Cabin, Clinton Miller wasted no time with lengthy introductions. After thanking the audience for the opportunity to perform again, he launched into a complex sequence on the acoustic g...

Artists display innovative photographic techniques

September 16, 2009

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Traditional photographs can't be found in "Residual Reality." There aren't any landscapes or photos documenting the world. Instead, this exhibition, now at the Foster Gallery of the Haas Fine Arts Center, brings together artists...

“Hyland” and “In Harbour” perform on campus mall

September 16, 2009

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SUBMITTED PHOTO BY SARAH KIESLINGBands may provide entertainment to crowds, but that's usually not the only reason they play. It's about the band having fun, too, at least that's what the band members of the Christian rock gro...

In review: The Chumscrubber

September 16, 2009

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It seems as though ever since "American Beauty" won the 1999 Academy Award for Best Picture that commenting on postcard-perfect neighborhoods is a trendy filmmaking thing to do. As with any trend, very few ever come close to duplicating...

Artist Cyndee Kaiser’s exhibit “Smoke and Shadows” on display at Infinitea Teahouse

September 16, 2009

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Kevin GisiThe low-key atmosphere of Infinitea Teahouse, 112 E Grand Ave., now owes a little of its character to the works of local artist Cyndee Kaiser. Her exhibition, "Smoke and Shadows," takes a glimpse into a darker world...

Creating safe spaces

September 9, 2009

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Kevin GisiComing to college means new opportunities - both academically and socially - a million ways to improve and grow as an individual and, of course, meet new people. But sometimes, it's up to the students to improve the un...

Concert band looking for recruits

September 9, 2009

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The Chippewa Valley Concert Band is looking for players, no matter their skill level. UW-Eau Claire students with all degrees of experience are welcome to join the group of about 50 musicians who meet weekly at DeLong Middle School...

In review: Man on Wire

September 9, 2009

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Seeing images of the World Trade Center towers will always bring back the memories of the day they fell. It could be a pristine picture of a beautiful New York day with the towers just below an awe-inspiring blue sky, but the...

In review: We Are the Willows

September 9, 2009

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Let me confide in you: I'm not a crier. I'm sure no one openly admits that they are, but I can assure you, I do not cry. That being said, I am going to come clean and say that this Friday night I bawled my eyes out. Peter Michael...

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