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September 9, 1999

UW-River Falls Announces 1999 Wyman Series

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls will celebrate its 125th anniversary through a variety of performers and speakers in this year's Wyman Series, "An Ecletic Celebration." s

Grammy award winning pianist George Winston will start the series on Sept. 16, at 8 p.m. in the Abbott Concert Hall in the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building. Winston's pieces reflect his impressions of the changing seasons and come from a wide range of musical sources, such as rhythm and blues. UW-RF students may attend the event for $10 while non-students pay $15. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Hagestad Student Center, or at the door on the night of the performance. A food drive will be held in conjuction with Winston's concert, and those attending are asked for bring a non-perishable food donation to the show.

Gaelic Storm, the "steerage band" from the movie Titanic will return to UW-RF for a repeat performance on Oct. 4, at 8 p.m. in the North Hall Auditorium. The concert includes tales of Irish lore and a unique blend of thundering rhythms and mesmerizing melodies. The admission is $2 for UW-RF students and $5 for non-students.

Award-winning author Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen, a UW-RF alum, will read at the Chalmer Davee Library Breezeway at 7 p.m. on Oct. 5. Stuve-Bodeen was inspired to write her first children's book, "Elizabeti's Doll," after visiting Tanzania as a member of the Peace Corps. The book earned her the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award. There is no charge for the event.

Le Trio Gershwin, a three-person ensemble, will travel from Paris to perform masterpieces on cello, guitar, and piano. Their performances have earned praise in venues throughout North America and Europe. They are set to perform at 8 p.m. on Oct. 25, in the Abbott Concert Hall. There is no charge for UW-RF students; there is a $10 admission fee for all others.

The 33-voice Moscow Boys Choir will perform a holiday program at 8 p.m. in the North Hall Auditorium on Nov. 30. The choir was founded in 1957 and has since traveled the world, enchanting audiences with their tenor and bass parts. Admission is $5 for UW-RF students and $10 for non-students.

The comedy troupe Chicago City Limits will perform at 8 p.m. on April 11 in the North Hall Auditorium. The members perform comedy and inprovisational theater by creating scences on the spot from audience suggestions. The New York Times calls the group "hysterical and unpredicatable." UW-RF students can attend the event for $5 while non-students can attend for $10.

For more information, call 715/425-4911.

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