The Spectator

RENT debuts with volunteer student-based cast, crew at the State Theatre tonight

October 21, 2009

Janie Boschma"It follows the lives of seven friends in the disappearing bohemian lifestyle in New York," RENT director Wayne Marek said. "Many people think it's about drug addicts, drag queens and alternative lifestyles, but the ...

In Review: Her Fearful Symmetry

October 21, 2009

After the novel and screen success of The Time Traveler's Wife, Audrey Niffenegger's much-anticipated second work, Her Fearful Symmetry, proves equally able to engross readers with unfailingly beautiful and emotional prose. Set...

Behind the curtain

October 14, 2009

Through the doors to the State Theatre's auditorium, you find your seat and face the velvet curtains. You wait for the hush of the dimming lights, the first few notes from the orchestra to float over the air and the first sight...

University a capella groups offer diverse musical répertoire

October 14, 2009

Heather Mawhiney/MCTThe hills were certainly alive with the sound of music this past weekend as the university's Music and Theatre Arts Department presented the Clearwater Choral Festival Friday and Saturday, including choral...

In review: Lars and the Real Girl

October 14, 2009

Often times, a low-budget independent film starring a big name actor suffers from having them give a truly great performance that outshines everything else the film does. You see it countless times when the Academy Award nominations...

In review: The Wars of 1812

October 14, 2009

On a cold, clear night, something to warm the body and the heart seemed perfect. Sitting in The Cabin Friday night and listening to The Wars of 1812 was just the ticket. The band offered a variety of sounds tied together with...

Horoscopes

October 14, 2009

 Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) - Guess what! It's homecoming! You wake up extra early for pancakes and beer, get to the bars by 6 a.m. for your free t-shirt and Jell-o shot, get eight Tootsie Rolls at the parade and Eau Claire wins...

Farms performed chaotic melodies, nearly flawless rhythms Friday at Cabin

October 7, 2009

Kevin GisiNot every great band in Eau Claire needs a banjo (though facial hair is still in the equation). Farms played an impressive and surprisingly fitting show at the Cabin Friday night, melding ambient soundscapes with hyp...

To be or not to be … censored

October 7, 2009

At UW-Eau Claire, the professors of the theater department don't have to worry much about censorship. The First Amendment of the United States Constitution grants them the freedom of speech and expression. In high school, however,...

Tennessee Williams play set for Oct. 8 debut

October 7, 2009

The famous American melodrama, "The Glass Menagerie," will finally make its debut at the Kjer Theatre on Oct. 8. The play, set in 1930s St. Louis, is structured around the intensely poignant memories of the duel narrator and character,...

A Night at The Cabin: The Wars of 1812

October 7, 2009

On a cold, clear night, something to warm the body and the heart seemed perfect. Sitting in The Cabin Friday night and listening to The Wars of 1812 was just the ticket. The band offered a variety of sounds tied together with...

Faculty, alumni to present own artwork

October 7, 2009

Kevin GisiThe day the art department faculty of UW-Eau Claire have eagerly been awaiting has finally come. Role-reversal has begun between students and faculty as the studio art professors prepare for their very own showcase: a ...

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