September 14, 2001
UW-RF Announces Wyman Series Schedule
The Wyman Concerts and Lectures Series for the 2001-02 school year at UW-River Falls will begin on Thursday, Sept. 20, with the following lineup of events:
Avishai Cohen and the International Vamp Band Thursday, September 20, 8 p.m. Abbott Concert Hall. $5 non-students; free for UW-RF student with ID. Better known as Chick Corea, Cohen bring together musicians from Israel, Cuba, Argentina and Mexico to create jazz, Latin and Middle Eastern sounds.
The Spencers -Theatre of Magic and Illusion Tuesday, Sept. 25, 8 p.m. North Hall Auditorium. $5 non-students; free for UW-RF student with ID. Kevin and Cindy Spencer are one of the most sought-after illusion teams in the business. Their talents have earned them rave reviews and an armful of awards, including the prestigious Performing Arts Entertainers of the Year award. They have also been named Entertainers of the Year, Best Major Performance and Best Touring Production.
Fall Conversation with Author Patricia Condon Johnston Tuesday, Oct. 2,7 p.m. Chalmer Davee Library Breezeway. Free. Minnesota author Patricia Condon Johnston will discuss her book, "Seth Eastman: A Portfolio of the North American Indians," published by the Afton Press in 1996. Johnston is also responsible for the highly-acclaimed PBS television program, "Seth Eastman: Painting the Dakota." A free reception follows.
Gaelic Storm Wednesday, Oct. 3, 8 p.m. North Hall Auditorium. $12 non-student; $5 for UW-RF students with ID/limit 2 tickets per student. This group became famous after its performance in the movie "Titanic." It has appeared to sold-out crowds for the past four years at UW-River Falls.
Marvin Bell Friday, Oct. 5, 3:30 p.m. Chalmer Davee Library Breezeway. Free. Author of 17 books of poetry and essays, Bellıs literary awards include the Lamont Award from the Academy of American Poets, Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and senior Fulbright appointments.
Deepak Ram April 9, 2002, 8 p.m. Abbott Concert Hall. $5 non-student; free for UW-RF student with ID. Deepak Ramıs music is rooted in the classical tradition of Hindustani music. His gift is to make music that is rich and sensuous, authentic and vital. He is a captivating performer, combining technical mastery with personal charm.
A series of programs centered on issues of diversity will be offered simultaneously with the Wyman Series. All performances will be at 8 p.m. in North Hall Auditorium; all are free and open to the public. They include:
One Drum World Tour-Music of the World Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001 "One Drum" is an eclectic multi-cultural ensemble, which performs songs, stories and dances rooted in the cultures of Africa, the Caribbean, Australia, the Middle East and the Americas.
Qeej -Traditional Hmong Dance Company Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002. The dance company, comprised of local Hmong adults and children, tells the story of Hmong history through song and dance.
Frank Montano-Native American Flute Wednesday, March 20, 2002. Singer-songwriter Anakwad Frank Montano is an Ojibwe Indian from the Red Cliff Reservation near Bayfield, Wis. He speaks through traditional Native American flutes, which reflect his native roots and the contemporary issues facing both Native and non-Native American people.
For more information on the series, call the Leadership Center at UW-RF, 715/425- 4911.
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