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Dennis Warner to Present Free Family Concert
At UW-Eau Claire's Summer Session Program

 MAILED:  June 27, 2003

EAU CLAIRE - A free outdoor family show by Dennis Warner will highlight the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Summer Session Programs for the week of July 7.

His concert will begin Monday at 7 p.m. on the Central Campus Mall (rain: Schofield Auditorium). Refreshments will be sold. Audience members are invited to bring blankets or folding chairs for lawn seating.

Blending acoustic folk-country music and humor, Dennis Warner presents upbeat, up-tempo kids and family concerts popular in well over 100 cities each year - from small village gatherings in Alaska to huge auditoriums in Florida. His credits include hosting "Jammin' with Dennis Warner," a special live radio show broadcast by National Public Radio affiliates, and featured spots on NPR's "Great Acoustics Live!" and "River City Folk." He has been invited to perform at the prestigious Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Warner has been honored as a finalist in the Emerging Songwriters Showcase at the internationally renowned Kerrville Folk Fest, and he has appeared many times at The Bluebird Cafe, the Nashville club known for discovering new and exciting songwriters. His fifth album, "My World," features strong lyrics, solid guitar work, and performances by Prudence Johnson and Peter Ostroushko.

The Summer Cinema series will present "Real Genius" (1985) Tuesday and Thursday at noon and 7 p.m. in Davies Theatre.

Martha Coolidge's comedy stars Val Kilmer and Gabe Jarret as two teenage whiz kids at a high-tech college who learn that their professor is using them to do all the work on a deadly Defense Department project - and pocketing the grant money.

"'Real Genius' champions smart young characters without eking cruel laughs from their nerdish idiosyncrasies," wrote The Onion A.V. Club. "Led by Val Kilmer, never better as a burned-out brainiac turned party animal, the inspired minds at Pacific Tech are exploited in the name of science, but the film suggests that their real talent is for clever, high-tech pranks... When the film's silly prankishness finally joins forces with its peacenik idealism, the payoff is unexpectedly joyous."

Rated PG, the 104-minute color film will screen via DVD projection. Admission is free.

Summer Session Programs continue through July. A complete schedule is available from the Activities and Programs office, Davies Center 133, (715) 836-4833.

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Updated: June 27, 2003