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Michael Jerling Concert and Other
Free Events Offered at UW-Eau Claire
MAILED: June 10, 2002
EAU CLAIRE — Singer-songwriter Michael Jerling will present a free outdoor concert on Monday, June 24, 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.
Illinois-born songwriter Michael Jerling became involved with music while he helped run The Cabin as a student at UW-Eau Claire. Settled now in Saratoga Springs in upstate New York, Jerling has been a noted artist on the club, college and festival circuits since 1975. He has been among the winners of the prestigious New Folk competition at the Kerrville Folk Festival, and his involvement with the seminal Fast Folk Musical Magazine in New York City led to one of his songs being included on the album "Fast Folk: A Community of Singers & Songwriters" (Smithsonian Folkways 2002). His newest CD is "Little Movies" (2001).
Jerling's live shows are buoyed by his sharp sense of humor, and his smooth baritone voice is backed up with consummate skill of six-string and 12-string guitars, harmonica and mandolin. A keen student of the good and ghastly in American life, he weaves themes like a novelist.
Also on campus during the week of June 24 are these free events:
Concerts by UW-Eau Claire and area jazz musicians will be presented from noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday on the Central Campus Mall (rain: The Cabin of Davies Center). A variety of grilled lunch items will be sold.
David Mamet's 1999 drama, "The Winslow Boy," will screen Tuesday and Thursday at noon and 7 p.m. in Davies Theatre, continuing the Summer Cinema series about people making moral choices in an immoral world.
A tribute to the ideals of justice, Terence Rattigan's 1946 play is based on a 1910 British court case that was an unprecedented challenge to the crown. Mamet's adaptation emphasizes the central household and the values embodied by its members - principally the stern, compassionate patriarch (Nigel Hawthorne), the suffragette daughter (Rebecca Pidgeon), and young Ronnie, a cadet at the Royal Naval College. When Ronnie is summarily expelled from school for stealing - a charge he denies - the family engages the celebrated conservative lawyer Sir Robert Morton (Jeremy Northam) to press for the hearing the boy has been denied. The seemingly trivial case becomes a national cause celebre, and great financial and personal sacrifices must be made in order to bring the case to court and "Let Right Be Done." Rated G, the 110-minute color film will screen via DVD projection.
Summer Session Programs continue through Aug. 1. A complete schedule is available from Activities and Programs, Davies Center 133, (715) 836-4833.
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: June 10, 2002