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Folk Duo Mustard's Retreat and Other
Free Events Offered at UW-Eau Claire
MAILED: June 24, 2002
EAU CLAIRE — Mustard's Retreat, a folk duo that presents an eclectic blend of stories, traditional songs and contemporary music, will present a free outdoor concert on Monday, July 8, 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.
David Tamulevich and Michael Hough take audiences through a wide musical landscape - from gentle love songs and Irish-type ballads to foot-stomping folk songs and even a few tall tales. Performing on guitar, electric bass, dulcimer, harmonica and penny whistle, Mustard's Retreat has been frequently heard on National Public Radio and has performed at such prestigious venues as the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the Boston Folk Festival, the Kerrville Folk Festival, the Kate Wolf Festival and the New Bedford Summerfest.
Sing Out! magazine called the duo's fifth LP, "The Wind and the Crickets" (1997), "insightful and intricate [with] exquisite harmonies." Their live shows are filled with warmth and large doses of humor, appealing to audiences of all ages.
Also on campus during the week of July 8 are these free events:
"Dodsworth" (1936), William Wyler's film adaptation of Sinclair Lewis' novel, will screen Tuesday and Thursday at noon and 7 p.m. in Davies Theatre. The drama about a Midwestern industrialist who retires early and takes his wife on a long-promised tour of Europe continues the Summer Cinema series about people making moral choices in an immoral world.
"While other writers were turning out novels ridiculing American materialism and glorifying the expatriate existence, Sinclair Lewis conceived a businessman-hero and showed him to be a true dreamer, while his culture-mad wife, longing to be enriched by life in Europe, was a foolish horror," wrote Pauline Kael.
"Standing at the center of golden-age Hollywood's most mature melodrama is Walter Huston, arguably the only actor of his day who could have pulled off this role's balancing act between Roosevelt-era optimism and knotted marital anxiety," wrote film critic Michael Atkinson. "Like nearly every other aspect of the film, Huston was Oscar-nominated for 'Dodsworth,' and indeed there isn't a single other Hollywood performance, or role, to touch its maturity and truth."
Ruth Chatterton, Mary Astor and Paul Lukas co-star in the 101-minute black-and-white classic, which will screen via DVD projection.
UW-Eau Claire and area jazz musicians will perform from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday on the Central Campus Mall (rain: The Cabin of Davies Center). A variety of grilled lunch items will be sold.
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 24, 2002