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Local Singer-Songwriter to Perform
Songs of the 1960s at UW-Eau Claire

 MAILED:  July 17, 2003

EAU CLAIRE - Tom Brill will perform the great songs of the 1960s at a free outdoor concert Monday, July 28 - opening a nostalgic last week of Summer Session Programs at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

The 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.

If you remember The Searchers, The Rivieras, Paul Revere and The Raiders, The Fortunes, Gene Pitney, Terry Stafford, Wilson Pickett, The Vogues and, of course, The Beatles, then you'll have a ball with Tom Brill (The Memories) as he revisits these great artists and their music. In addition to performing these songs from the past - some of them virtually note-for-note - Brill also showcases many of his own compositions. He sings and performs on electric, acoustic and classical guitars. Many songs are performed with the simplicity of one guitar and one voice; others are full-blown band arrangements, with Brill performing over backing tracks recorded in his own studio.

Also on campus, the Summer Cinema series will conclude with "American Graffiti" (1973) Tuesday and Thursday at noon and 7 p.m. in Davies Theatre.

Set in Modesto, California, in 1962, this collage follows the fortunes of four buddies (Ron Howard, Richard Dreyfuss, Paul LeMat, and Charles Martin Smith) over a 12-hour period one warm summer night - the night before two of them are to go away to college in the East. Shot in 28 days at a cost of $750,000 (more than $90,000 of which was spent on rights for the music), George Lucas' second feature is one of the key films of the Seventies. The cast includes Candy Clark, Cindy Williams, Mackenzie Phillips and Harrison Ford.

The 110-minute color film is rated PG. Admission is free.

Funded by the students of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, the Summer Session Programs series is sponsored annually by the Activities and Programs office.

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Updated: July 18, 2003