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Billy Krause Trio to be Featured
At UW-Eau Claire Summer Program

 MAILED:  July 10, 2003

EAU CLAIRE - The Billy Krause Trio will present a free outdoor show at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire on Monday, July 21.

The Summer Session Programs concert will begin 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.

The Billy Krause Trio is an acoustic group that performs both familiar and obscure, but always enjoyable, non-mainstream music. Billy Krause, Chuck Roll and Mike Quick are veteran musicians who have worked for over 30 years in many formats - as solo artists, in small ensembles, and in table-thumping electric roadhouse bands. Their music covers ragtime, older standards, traditional blues and originals, as well as island and contemporary folk styles. A tune by Fats Waller may be followed by a song written by John Prine, Van Morrison or John Hiatt. Vintage jug-band music may segue into a tune from The Grateful Dead. The trio's eclectic music is refreshingly different and fun for all ages.

Also on campus, "Ordinary People" will screen on the Summer Cinema series Tuesday and Thursday at noon and 7 p.m. in Davies Theatre.

The Oscar-winning Best Picture of 1980 studies a wealthy suburban family in the aftermath of a tragedy - the accidental death of its elder son, and the attempted suicide of its younger. At age 19, Timothy Hutton became the youngest person to receive the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Mary Tyler Moore is the perfect mother who insists that the family can solve its own problems; and Donald Sutherland is the father who tries to hold his shattered family together. Robert Redford won an Oscar for his directorial debut, adapted from the novel by Judith Guest of Edina, Minnesota.

"It's not often we get characters who face those kinds of challenges on the screen," wrote critic Roger Ebert, "nor directors who seek them out. 'Ordinary People' is an intelligent, perceptive, and deeply moving film." The 124-minute color film is rated R. 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: July 10, 2003