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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

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News Bureau Schofield Hall 201 Eau Claire, WI 54702
phone: (715) 836-4741
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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:

         Summer Session Programs continue through Aug. 1. A complete schedule is available from Activities and Programs, Davies Center 133, (715) 836-4833.
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Judy Berthiaume
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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(715) 836-4741
newsbur@uwec.edu

Updated: June 10, 2002