MAILED: June 9, 2000
Eau Claire power-blues trio Blue Max, led by Howard "Guitar" Luedtke, will open an eight-week series of free Summer Session Programs at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire on Monday, June 19.
The outdoor blues concert will begin at 7 p.m. 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.
Voted Best Blues Band in the La Crosse Tribune's weekly magazine LaX, Blue Max 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. The band 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).
Also on campus during the week of June 19 are these free Summer Session Programs:
Summer Session Programs continue through Aug.10. A complete schedule is available from the Activities and Programs Office, Davies Center 133, (715) 836-4833.
- "And Then There Were None" (1945) will screen at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday in Davies Theatre - opening a 15-film series of mystery and suspense films in classic black-and-white. Humor mixes with suspense in the Agatha Christie classic about 10 people lured to a remote island estate, not suspecting they will face justice for the dark secrets in their past. The all-star cast includes Judith Anderson, June Duprez, Barry Fitzgerald, Louis Hayward and Walter Huston. Rene Clair directed the 98-minute film.
- Wednesday at noon, a UW-Eau Claire jazz combo under the direction of Jason Craft will provide lunchtime entertainment on the Central Campus Mall (rain: The Cabin, Davies Center). Refreshments will be sold.
- "The Spiral Staircase" will screen at noon and 7 p.m. Thursday in Davies Theatre. Set at the turn of the last century, Robert Siodmak's 1946 classic stars Dorothy Maguire as a young mute girl caring for a bedridden dowager (Ethel Barrymore) in a gloomy, storm-swept New England mansion. The girl may be the next target of a serial killer who preys on woman with disabilities. George Brent and Rhonda Fleming co-star.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: June 26, 2000