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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

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phone: (715) 836-4741
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Alice Peacock Concert and Other Free
Events Offered at UW-Eau Claire 

MAILED: July 1, 2002

         EAU CLAIRE  Singer-Songwriter Alice Peacock will present a free outdoor concert on Monday, July 15, 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.
         In a songwriter world awash in dour troubadours who believe that brooding is a sign of depth, Alice Peacock's invitingly melodic and open-hearted songs are like a warm summer breeze. Performing is in her blood: Her grandfather was an accomplished actor in Germany who worked with Bertolt Brecht and appeared in Fritz Lang's classic film, "M"; her grandmother was a cabaret composer; her mother acted in film and TV; and her father was in repertory theater in the 1960s.
         Born in White Bear Lake, Minn., Peacock studied theater at Lawrence University, detoured through San Francisco and sang backup with a rhythm-and-blues band, then packed up her VW bug and moved to Chicago to go solo. Amazon.com ranked her debut album, "Real Day," one of the Ten Best Emerging Artist CDs of 1999.
         "Lyrically, Peacock delivers the goods on the usual subject matter - love, heartbreak, and personal triumph - but with a sincerity and originality that is rare and refreshing," wrote reviewer Michael Wells.
         These free events will also be presented on campus during the week of July 15:

         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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Updated: July 1, 2002