MAILED: June 15, 2000
Singer-songwriter Matt Wahl will present a free outdoor concert June 26 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
The Summer Session Programs show 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.
Matt Wahl combines a wide variety of influences to create a unique acoustic rock-folk sound. Drawing from such artists as Gordon Lightfoot, Harry Chapin and Jimmy Buffet, he styles original songs that are meaningful both lyrically and musically. He grew up in Eau Claire, and began playing guitar at age 12. His singing and songwriting skills truly began to develop while he studied theatre at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. His debut CD titled "Chasing the Daylight" (Open Road Records) was released last fall.
Also on campus during the week of June 26 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.
- "Charlie Chan at Treasure Island" (1939) will screen at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday in Davies Theatre, continuing the summer series of classic mystery and suspense films. The Honolulu detective (Sidney Toler) suspects that a phony psychic is behind a blackmail racket that brought about the suicide of a novelist friend. The puzzle is solved with help from Charlie's number two son (Victor Sen Yung), a mind reader (Pauline Moore), and a magician (Cesar Romero). Norman Foster directed the 71-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.
- "Nightmare Alley" (1947), a shadowy look at the lower depths of show business, will screen at noon and 7 p.m. Thursday in Davies Theatre. Tyrone Power stars as an enterprising carnival con man who masters a mind-reading act and sets himself up as a successful spiritualist, assisted by a sideshow fortune teller (Joan Blondell) and an unscrupulous psychologist (Helen Walker). Edmund Goulding directed the 111-minute film.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: June 26, 2000