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Summer Session at UW-Eau Claire Offers Film
and a Variety of Music

RELEASED: June 30, 2006

Darlyne Cain
Darlyne Cain

EAU CLAIRE — Acoustic jazz, blues and folk artist Darlyne Cain will open the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Summer Session Programs for the week of July 17.

The South Carolina native will present a free outdoor concert Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. on the Central Campus Mall. Audience members are invited to bring blankets or folding chairs for lawn seating. Refreshments will be sold, and popcorn is free.

Darlyne Cain is an international artist with songs born of experiences gained from traveling, living and performing throughout the world. On stage she is best known for her smooth alto voice and musicianship on guitar and piano. What sets her apart from her contemporaries is her ability to blend different cultures through jazzy, pop chord progressions encircled by well-crafted melodies. She recently released her fourth CD, "Nothin' But Dar."

The film series called Summer Cinema Revolution: A Declaration of Independents continues Wednesday, July 19, with a screening of the gold medal winners in the 32nd Annual Student Academy Awards competition. The films will screen at 7 p.m. in Davies Theatre.

Each year over 300 college and university film students from all over the United States compete for awards and cash grants in the national competition conducted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Academy Foundation. Through the Student Academy Awards, the Academy recognizes and encourages the country's most promising new filmmakers.

Twelve students from 11 different colleges and universities were honored in the 2005 competition. Films are judged in four categories, and these films received gold medals:

  • Alternative Category —"Knock Knock," Jaron Henrie-McCrea, Ball State University, Indiana
  • Animation Category — "9," Shane Acker, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Documentary Category — "The Life of Kevin Carter," Dan Krauss, University of California, Berkeley
  • Narrative Category — "Wednesday Afternoon," Alonso Mayo, American Film Institute

The Student Academy Awards have become the most direct means for students to demonstrate their filmmaking skills to industry professionals. Past winners include Spike Lee, Gary Nadeau, Bob Saget, Trey Parker, John Lasseter and Robert Zemeckis.

Tim Lane
Tim Lane

Flutist Tim Lane and pianist Beverly Soll will present the second Summer Sounds program at UW-Eau Claire. Their "listen at lunch" performance at noon Thursday, July 20 (The Cabin of Davies Center) and their recital at 2 pm Sunday, July 23, (Phillips Recital Hall of Haas Fine Arts Center) will feature music by Baroque and Romantic composers including Bach, Dvorak and others.

Tim Lane, who holds a doctoral degree from the University of Illinois, teaches applied flute, world music and 20th-century techniques at the UW-Eau Claire. An active recitalist, he also has played with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Orquestra Sinfonica de Veracruz and the Ohio Chamber Orchestra and has been a soloist and chamber music participant with the Roundtop (Texas) Music Festival, the Arcady Music Festival in Bar Harbor, Maine, and with the San Antonio Chamber Players. He is currently a member of the Wisconsin Woodwind Quintet and Les Favorites, a period instrument ensemble. Lane has recorded a solo CD, "Shards of Glass: Romantic Twentieth Century Flute Music" (Zuma Records) and has also recorded music for Centaur and Tel Arc. He was a National Flute Association Convention performer competition winner in 1996.

Beverly Soll
Beverly Soll

Beverly Soll holds bachelor's and master's degrees in piano from the University of Illinois and a doctor of musical arts from the University of Maryland. She has been a member of the faculties of the State University of New York-Geneseo, George Mason University and Wayne State College and has presented performances throughout the United States and in Germany. Scholarly publications include articles on Aaron Copland and Max Reger, a three-volume collection of arias from the operas of African American composer William Grant Still, and a 2005 comprehensive book on Still's operas, "I Dream a World," published by the University of Arkansas Press. Soll is currently arts/special events coordinator at UW-Eau Claire, is pianist for the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra, and is active as a free-lance pianist throughout the region.

Presented by Summer Session Programs and the UW-Eau Claire department of music and theatre arts, the Summer Sounds series provides an opportunity for Eau Claire audiences to hear quality classical music in the summertime and to interact with musicians from the faculty and staff. The atmosphere is casual and informal. The concert previews Thursday feature an informal talk and mini-recital by the performers, and on Sunday the entire recital introduced on Thursday will be performed.

Summer Session Programs are free and open to all. A complete schedule is available from the Activities and Programs office, Davies Center 133, (715) 836-4833, or on the Web.

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