||Schofield Hall 218|
||Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004|
Blue Max to Perform|
July 20 at UW-Eau Claire
MAILED: July 9, 1998|
EAU CLAIRE Eau Claire power-blues trio Blue Max, led by Howard "Guitar" Luedtke, will open the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Summer Session Programs for the week of July 20.
The free concert will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday on the Central Campus Mall (rain: Schofield Auditorium). Audience members are invited to bring blankets or folding chairs for lawn seating. Refreshments will be sold. Cake will be served in celebration of Luedtke's birthday.
Blue Max has been voted Best Blues Band for seven consecutive years in the La Crosse Tribune's weekly magazine LaX. The band has opened shows for such big-name blues artists as Jimmy Johnson, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Lonnie Brooks, Herbert Sumlin, Jeff Healey, Kenny Neal, Eddy Shaw, and Li'l Ed and the Blues Imperials. Blue Max has three recordings on the False Dog label "Molded by the Blues" (1992), "Live in Gleisdorf, Austria" (1995), and "Face to Face with the Blues" (1996).
These free Summer Session Programs also are on campus during the week of July 20:
"Heaven Can Wait," Ernst Lubitsch's 1942 classic, will be shown at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday in Davies Theatre. Don Ameche (1908-1993, born in Kenosha, Wis.) stars as a lifelong Casanova who, when he dies, duly reports to hell. When an urbane Satan (Laird Cregar) asks him to recount his life, a delightful tale of middle-class family life in the late 19th century unfolds. The 112-minute film, screening via video projection, co-stars Gene Tierney.
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 Last Temptation of Christ" (1988), Martin Scorsese's controversial triumph, will be presented at noon and 7 p.m. Thursday in Davies Theatre. Willem Dafoe (born in Appleton, Wis., in 1955) portrays Jesus not as a glowing and soft-spoken Christ, but as an insecure laborer torn between secular desires and the service of God. Barbara Hershey and Harvey Keitel co-star in the 163-minute, R-rated film, to be presented via video projection.
Spotlighting the artists and personalities of the state as part of the Wisconsin Sesquicentennial, the Summer Session Programs series continues through Aug. 6. 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 8, 1998