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George Maurer to Perform
July 6 at UW-Eau Claire
MAILED: June 24, 1998|
Jazz pianist George Maurer will open the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Summer Session Programs for the week of July 6.
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. Audience members are invited to bring blankets or folding chairs for lawn seating.
A George Maurer concert is an experience in foot-stomping, piano-pounding ragtime, reflective piano solos, and rock 'n' roll parodies. A 1997 nominee for the National Association for Campus Activities' Jazz Artist of the Year award, Maurer has performed hundreds of concerts across the United States from St. Paul's World Theater, home of "A Prairie Home Companion," to the White House and the United Nations. Originally from Sun Prairie, Wis., he is now called "Minnesota's premier new-age/jazz pianist" (KARE TV, Minneapolis).
These free Summer Session Programs also are on campus during the week of July 6:
"Angels with Dirty Faces" (1938) will screen at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday in Davies Theatre. Michael Curtiz's tough, entertaining social drama stars James Cagney and Pat O'Brien (1899-1983, born in Milwaukee, Wis.) as two childhood friends. Although their roots are the same neighborhood, chance takes their lives in different directions: one becomes a celebrated criminal, the other becomes a priest. Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan and the Dead End Kids co-star in the 97-minute classic, which will screen via video projection.
The Jazz at Noon series will continue at noon on Wednesday the Central Campus Mall (rain: The Cabin, Davies Center). Refreshments will be sold.
"The Servant," a 1963 British film directed by Joseph Losey (1909-1984, born in La Crosse, Wis.), will be presented at noon and 7 p.m. Thursday in Davies Theatre. The first major American director to settle in England in the wake of the McCarthy era, Losey gained international stature with this sardonic film about the impermanence of power. James Fox stars as a young upper-class Englishman who hires a manservant (Dirk Bogarde), and becomes hopelessly dependent upon him. Scripted by Harold Pinter, the 115-minute film co-stars Sarah Miles.
Spotlighting the artists and personalities of the state as part of the 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 29, 1998