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Acoustic Warriors to Perform|
July 26 at UW-Eau Claire
MAILED: July 20, 1999|
A free outdoor concert by the Acoustic Warriors will open a week of Summer Session Programs Monday, July 26, at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
The Music on the Mall show will begin at 7 p.m. on the Central Campus Mall (rain: The Cabin, Davies Center). Refreshments will be sold. Audience members are invited to bring blankets or folding chairs for lawn seating.
The Acoustic Warriors is a folk-rock duo that alternately swings, rocks and mesmerizes with original music. They trace an acoustic journey from the ancient beauty of the mountains of Peru to the concrete jungle of the "urban reservation."
Ron "Rojo" Jones, of Hochungara heritage, is a builder and repairer of stringed instruments. He has written music for 20 years, while developing an unusual style of intricate lead playing. His lyric voice ranges from the bluegrass of the hills of Indiana to a vocalization of the ancient indigenous tribes of the world.
Jones shares the stage with Andy Connors, a published author and storyteller and an accomplished songwriter. Director of the Woodland Nations Children's Theater at Milwaukee's Indian Community School, Connors is a member of the Bad River Ojibwa tribe. His music speaks directly to the modern realities of urban Indian existence.
The Acoustic Warriors have performed for the past three years at the Indian Summer Festival in Milwaukee, and have been featured at the Kohler Arts Center and numerous folk and rock venues in the Milwaukee area.
Also on campus during the week of July 26 are these free Summer Session Programs:
"E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" (1982) will continue a decade-by-decade survey of classic films with screenings at noon and 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. Steven Spielberg's science-fiction fantasy (115 minutes, rated PG) will screen via video projection in Davies Theatre.
"It's the story of a 10-year-old boy, Elliott, who feels fatherless and lost because his parents have separated, and who finds a miraculous friend," wrote critic Pauline Kael.
The miraculous friend is E.T., a crew member from an alien spacecraft who is inadvertently left behind in Los Angeles. Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace, Robert MacNaughton and Drew Barrymore star as the family that befriends and protects the visitor.
"This movie made my heart glad," wrote critic Roger Ebert. "It is filled with innocence, hope and good cheer ... a movie like 'The Wizard of Oz,' that you can grow up with and grow old with and it won't let you down."
Wednesday at noon, a Jazz at Noon concert will begin on the Central Campus Mall (rain: The Cabin, Davies Center). Refreshments will be sold.
Continuing through Aug. 5, UW-Eau Claire Summer Session Programs are sponsored, in part, by Central Radio Group (WAXX-FM, WAYY-AM, WIAL-FM, WECL-FM, and WEAQ-AM). 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: July 20, 1999