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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield Hall 218
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Chance to Perform at UW-Eau Claire July 14
phone (715) 836-4741
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MAILED: June 30, 1997

EAU CLAIRE -- Chance, a duo with a sound that the Los Angeles Times described as "art rock," will open the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Summer Session Programs for the week of July 14.

The free outdoor show will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday on the Central Campus Mall (rain: Schofield Auditorium). Refreshments will be sold.

Ed Willett, a Los Angeles studio and orchestral musician who also is an innovator in alternative-style cello playing, founded Chance with vocalist Cheryl Leah in 1987. The band has been praised for its smooth sound, harmony, quirkiness and comic touch.

Also on campus during the week of July 14 are these free Summer Session Programs:

  • "The Grass Harp," a 1996 film based on the autobiographical novella by Truman Capote, will screen at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday in Davies Theatre. Edward Furlong stars as a sensitive 11-year-old boy who is sent to live in the eccentric Alabama household of his two maiden aunts -- the businesslike Verena (Sissy Spacek) and the ethereal Dolly (Piper Laurie) -- after his mother dies. Walter Matthau (father of the film's director, Charles Matthau), Roddy McDowall, Mary Steenburgen and Jack Lemmon co-star. The 107-minute film is rated PG.

  • The Robert Baca Quartet will present a jazz concert from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday on the Central Campus Mall (rain: The Cabin, Davies Center). Refreshments will be sold.

Summer Session Programs continue through Aug. 7. A complete schedule is available from the Activities and Programs Office, Davies Center 133, (715) 836-4833.


UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 218
(715) 836-4741

Updated: July 2, 1997