MAILED: July 24, 2000
A free outdoor family show by Dennis Warner will begin the last week of Summer Session Programs at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire on Monday, Aug. 7.
The Music on the Mall 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.
Blending acoustic folk-country music and humor, Dennis Warner presents upbeat, up-tempo kids and family concerts popular in well over 100 cities each year from small village gatherings in Alaska to huge auditoriums in Florida. His credits include hosting "Jammin' with Dennis Warner," a special live radio show broadcast by National Public Radio affiliates, and spots on local and regional programs including NPR's "Great Acoustics, Live!" (New York) and WCCO's "The Ruth Koscielak Show" (Minneapolis).
Recipient of two new artist awards from Billboard magazine, Warner has been honored three times as a finalist in the Emerging Songwriters Showcase at the internationally renowned Kerrville Folk Fest. He appears regularly at The Bluebird Cafe, the Nashville club known for discovering new talent, and he recently released his fourth recording, "A Perfect Morning."
Also on campus during the week of Aug. 7 are these free Summer Session Programs:
The Summer Session Programs series is sponsored annually by the Activities and Programs Office.
- "The Narrow Margin" (1952), one of the best B-movies ever, will screen at noon and 7 p.m.Tuesday in Davies Theatre. A racketeer's widow has agreed to testify before a grand jury but first she has to survive a coast-to-coast train ride and the hit-men waiting around every corner. Her hard-boiled police escort (Charles McGraw) makes no effort to conceal his contempt for her in this modest, claustrophobic classic. Richard Fleischer directed the 70-minute film noir.
- 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 Lady Vanishes" (1938), the best-loved film from Alfred Hitchcock's British period, will screen at noon and 7 p.m.Thursday in Davies Theatre. On the eve of World War II, a young woman (Margaret Lockwood) returning to England after a holiday in the Balkans makes friends with a scatty old woman (Dame May Whitty) on the train. Not only does the old lady vanish the other passengers deny that she was ever there. Michael Redgrave and Paul Lukas co-star in the sparklingly romantic, quick-witted suspense classic.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: July 24, 2000