MAILED: June 9, 1997|
EAU CLAIRE -- A free outdoor concert by veteran solo artist Tony Brown on Monday, June 16, will open an eight-week series of Summer Session Programs at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
The show is the first of eight weekly Music on the Mall concerts running from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays on the Central Campus Mall (rain: Schofield Auditorium). Refreshments will be sold.
One of the region's top solo performers, Brown grew up in a melting pot of music -- blues, jazz, rhythm and blues, soul, gospel, rock and roll, folk and country. He was performing as a folk singer in the early 1970s when the music of the Caribbean, especially Jamaica, began to work its way into his sound. The guitarist-singer has since won three Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) awards, shared stages with Bob Marley and Taj Mahal, and performed in 28 states, five provinces of Canada, two countries in the West Indies, five countries in Europe and two countries in Africa. Although Brown has performed with many popular bands in his 37-year career, his solo performances are held to be the most fundamental and powerful.
Also on campus during the week of June 16 are these free Summer Session Programs:
"Wallace and Gromit: The Best of Aardman Animation" will screen Tuesday and Thursday at noon and 7 p.m. in Davies Theatre -- kicking off an eight-week series of free films. Nick Park's Academy Award-winning "A Close Shave" (1996) and "Creature Comforts" (1990) are spotlighted in this nine-film anthology of shorts from Britain's Aardman Animation Studio. The 75-minute film is not rated.
Wednesday at noon, the Robert Baca Quartet will open a series of eight weekly Jazz at Noon concerts 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.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: June 23, 1997