Local Current Blog

November 10, 2015

Today’s Music News: David Bowie blocked Danny Boyle film musical about him

Film director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting, Steve Jobs) says that he was developing a musical about David Bowie — until Bowie declined to allow the use of his music. In other Bowie news, you can now hear a two-minute excerpt from Bowie’s new song: “Blackstar,” the title track of his forthcoming album; the song will run under the credits of the forthcoming […]

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Hi! I’m Andrea Swensson, the new host of the Local Show

Today I’m thrilled to announce that in addition to the work I’m already doing on this blog and as host of The O.K. Show, I will be stepping into the role of host and producer of The Local Show at the beginning of 2016. This isn’t a step I’ll be taking lightly. Not only do I have […]

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Here’s how Justin Vernon’s boutique hotel in Eau Claire will look

Justin Vernon, real estate mogul? Not quite, but the Bon Iver leader is one of a quartet of Eau Claire entrepreneurs who are developing the Oxbow Hotel — a property described by its architects as “a boutique hotel property” that “remakes the run-down Green Tree Inn complex on Galloway Street in downtown Eau Claire as a hospitality […]

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