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The Cabin Fall Schedule
to Kick Off with Chris Koza

RELEASED: Aug. 27, 2007

Chris Koza
Chris Koza

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has announced the fall semester schedule of performances in The Cabin, the Davies Center coffeehouse that provides free performances nearly every weekend and jazz concerts many Wednesday evenings.

Featured artist Chris Koza will open the semester with three shows Sept. 7-8. The returning favorite will perform Friday at 11:30 a.m. and 8 p.m., and Saturday at 8 p.m.

A Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter who mixes witty banter with catchy lyrics and scintillating guitar riffs, Koza has a voice reminiscent of a young Paul Simon and lyrics comparable to those of Bob Dylan. His most recent CD, "Patterns" (2006), was named top local album of the year by the Minneapolis Star Tribune and top pop recording in the 2006 Minnesota Music Awards. After his first album, "Exit Pesce" (2004), Koza received Best New Artist and Critics Choice awards in the 2005 Minnesota Music Awards.

An evening of laid-back acoustic fusion will be presented by Bernard "Duffy" Duyfhuizen at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14. Duffy is associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of English at UW-Eau Claire. On Saturday, Sept. 15, perennial favorite QuinnElizabeth will take the Cabin stage at 8 p.m. The folk trio with a rock edge presents bright explosive vocals and harmonies, colorful lyrics, bursting djembe beats, and rhythm acoustic guitar with a rock flare.

The Cabin schedule includes monthly open stage opportunities for campus and area talent; open prose and poetry readings sponsored each month by NOTA (None of the Above), the campus literary magazine; and performances by UW-Eau Claire students, faculty, staff, community members and nationally touring artists. All performances are produced and managed completely by student members of The Cabin committee of the Student Senate's University Activities Commission.

Highlights of the semester follow:

  • Additional featured artists include Ari Herstand (Oct. 12-13), Brenda Weiler (Nov. 9-10) and The Buffali (Dec. 7-8). The professional artists are presented Friday at 11:30 a.m. and 8 p.m., and Saturday at 8 p.m.
  • Thursday NOTA open readings will take place Sept. 27, Oct. 18, Nov. 15 and Dec. 13, at 8 p.m.
  • Open stage opportunities will be presented at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29; Friday, Oct.19; Saturday, Nov. 17; and Friday, Dec. 14. Anyone interested in performing is invited to sign up in the Student Senate office, Davies Center 132, before 4:30 p.m. on the day of the show.
  • Western Wisconsin's finest jazz musicians will perform on select Wednesdays (Oct. 10, 17, 24 and 31; Nov. 7, 14 and 28; Dec. 5) at 8 p.m.

Cabin performances are free and open to all ages. Soft drinks, domestic and imported beer, specialty coffee drinks and tea are sold at all evening programs. Proof of age is required for alcohol purchases. For a complete schedule, contact the Activities and Programs office, 715-836-4833, or visit the Cabin Web site.

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