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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Amy Jo Stone Band
To Perform July 27
phone (715) 836-4741
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MAILED: July 13, 1998

EAU CLAIRE — The Amy Jo Stone Band will open the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Summer Session Programs for the week of July 27.
The free outdoor concert will begin at 7 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.
Singer-songwriter Amy Jo Stone describes her musical idiom as contemporary-alternative-Americana. Her new CD, "Who We Are," features 15 original songs that range from love ballads to heart-stomping beat numbers. Her compositions are heartfelt and witty, with mysterious rhythms and unusual lyrics that touch old and young alike. Touring out of her hometown of Kaukauna, Wis., Stone is accompanied by Bret Radichel (bass, vocals), Dan Beyer (electric guitar), and Daryll Hurst (drums, percussion).
These free Summer Session Programs also are on campus during the week of July 27:
"The Magnificent Ambersons" (1942) — the first of two films directed by Orson Welles (1915-1985, born in Kenosha, Wis.) screening this week — will be presented via video projection at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday in Davies Theatre. Welles' second film, "The Magnificent Ambersons," was cut from 148 to 88 minutes by a distrustful RKO, which shuffled reels, re-shot key scenes, and released the film on a double bill with "Mexican Spitfire Sees a Ghost." What survives is still regarded as one of the great works of American cinema — a rich, loving period drama about a proud family, changing times, and a spoiled boy who, one day, gets his come-uppance.
"It was the first Welles film I ever saw and it forever changed the way I — and millions of other people around the world — looked at movies," wrote New York Times film critic Vincent Canby when Welles died. "Here was a film that seemed to be from another medium, if not from another planet ... In 'The Magnificent Ambersons,' Welles seemed to have found a way of combining the possibilities of cinema with the more formal demands of the theater to create something entirely new."
Canby wrote that Welles' technique "made possible a revolutionary kind of film, one that didn't deal in pre-conditioned responses but invited complex and sometimes contradictory responses ... Not all of Welles' films were equally great, but 'Citizen Kane,' 'The Magnificent Ambersons,' 'The Lady from Shanghai' and 'Touch of Evil,' the last he was to make in this country, establish him without question as the premier American film director of his generation."
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 Lady from Shanghai" (1948) will screen at noon and 7 p.m. Thursday in Davies Theatre. Orson Welles stars and directs his then-wife Rita Hayworth in the film noir morality thriller about an Irish sailor who becomes entangled with a mysterious, beautiful woman and her sadistic husband. Remembered most for its final confrontation in a hall of mirrors, the 87-minute film (screening via video projection) was shot on location all over the hemisphere.
Spotlighting the artists and personalities of the state as part of the Wisconsin Sesquicentennial, the Summer Session Programs series continues through Aug. 6. More information 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 13, 1998