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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield Hall 218
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
The Common Faces to Perform
July 13 at UW-Eau Claire
phone (715) 836-4741
fax (715) 836-2900

MAILED: July 1, 1998

EAU CLAIRE — The Common Faces will open the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Summer Session Programs for the week of July 13.
The free outdoor concert will begin at 7 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.
Hailing from Madison, The Common Faces are Asa Miura (guitars, vocals), Mary Gaines (bass guitars, cello, vocals), and Chris Wagoner (violins, mandolins, vocals). The group's self-described folk-soul sound has been called "a wonderful melange of folk, funk, R & B and jazz" (The Capital Times). The Wisconsin State Journal has called them "a jazzy folk/pop trio... talented and a truly fun band to see." Their four CD releases — including the much-acclaimed 1991 "Over the Edge" production by Rolling Stone magazine Producer of the Year Butch Vig — have fueled more than 100 club, college and festival appearances per year in the United States and Europe. The group has shared the stage with such notables as Suzanne Vega, Richie Havens, The Band, Peter Himmelman, The Nylons and David Grisman.
These free Summer Session Programs also are on campus during the week of July 13:
"Topper Returns" (1941) will be presented at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday in Davies Theatre. The supernatural comedy-mystery stars Joan Blondell as a ghost who helps Cosmo Topper (Roland Young) solve her own murder. Carole Landis (1919-1948, born in Fairchild, Wis.) co-stars as the intended victim. The 88-minute film will screen via video projection.
The Jazz at Noon series will continue at noon Wednesday on the Central Campus Mall (rain: The Cabin, Davies Center). Refreshments will be sold.
"The Guardsman" — the only film to star the husband-wife theater legends Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt (1892-1977, born in Milwaukee, Wis.) — will be shown via video projection at noon and 7 p.m. Thursday in Davies Theatre. The screen version of the Lunts' 1924 Broadway hit, the 1931 pre-Code film is a sophisticated farce about a jealous stage team that tests their professional and personal relationship. Sidney Franklin directed the 83-minute Irving Thalberg production, which co-stars Roland Young.
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.


UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

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

Updated: July 7, 1998