MAILED: June 11, 1998|
EAU CLAIRE -- Big Nick and the Cydecos will open the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Summer Session Programs for the week of June 22.The free outdoor concert will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday on the Central Campus Mall (rain: Schofield Auditorium). Refreshments will be sold.
The five-piece band from Milwaukee performs authentic Zydeco -- a fun, energetic, grass-roots style of music that is a gumbo of blues, Cajun, country, reggae, Caribbean and Celtic influences. Led by Tom Nickel on accordion and vocals, the band includes Sue Kadlec (Cajun rub board, vocals), Cy Costabile (drums), Pat Polovina (bass, vocals) and Mark Paffrath (mandolin, guitar, violin, vocals).
Also on campus during the week of June 22 are these free Summer Session Programs:
* "Les Miserables," a 1938 film version of Victor Hugo's classic novel, will be presented on Tuesday at noon and 7 p.m. in Davies Theatre. Fredric March (1897-1975, born in Racine, Wis.) stars as an unjustly convicted man who is obsessively hounded when he escapes and tries to rebuild his life. Charles Laughton co-stars in the 108-minute film, which will screen via video projection.
* The Jazz at Noon series will continue Wednesday at noon on the Central Campus Mall (rain: The Cabin, Davies Center). Refreshments will be sold.
* "Point of Order," the definitive record of the 1954 Army-McCarthy hearings, will screen on Thursday at noon and 7 p.m. in Davies Theatre. U.S. Sen. Joseph McCarthy (1909-1957, born in Grand Chute, Wis.) faces off against attorney Joseph Welch in the 1964 documentary, which weaves suspense, humor, humiliation and incredible lies into a package as entertaining as any fictional courtroom drama. Culled from 188 hours of television kinescopes and presented without distracting commentary, the 97-minute film was selected for the National Film Registry in 1993.
Spotlighting the artists and personalities of the state as part of the official Wisconsin Sesquicentennial, the Summer Session Programs series continues through Aug. 6. 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 17, 1998