MAILED: July 15, 1997|
EAU CLAIRE -- Blues musician, balladeer and storyteller Walter Craft will open the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Summer Session Programs for the week of July 28. His free outdoor show will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday on the Central Campus Mall (rain: Schofield Auditorium). Refreshments will be sold.
Walter Craft has performed virtually non-stop since the age of 3. He attended 27 schools in 12 years, served in the Air Force, went to college at the height of the 1960s folk scene, and spent nine years on Bourbon Street in New Orleans - and he sang everywhere. He was even the official entertainment on the Cincinnati transit system. His venues have included festivals, elder homes, homes for the developmentally disabled, and social and environmental awareness events. He focuses mainly on the children and the elders, and the building of communities through music.
Also on campus during the week of July 28 are these free Summer Session Programs:
- "Blood Simple" (1986), Joel and Ethan Coen's acclaimed debut film, will screen Tuesday and Thursday at noon and 7 p.m. in Davies Theatre. Filmed on a shoestring, the 96-minute, R-rated film stars Frances McDormand, John Getz, Dan Hedaya and M. Emmet Walsh.
- 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 schedule is available from the Activities and Programs Office, Davies Center 133, (715) 836-4833.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: July 15, 1997