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Kids from Wisconsin Perform at UW-RF

JUNE 27, 2005--The Tuesday night UW-RF Summer Concert Series continues with the popular Kids from Wisconsin on July 5, at 7 p.m. in the Melvin Wall Amphitheatre on campus (rain site is the North Hall Auditorium). This well-loved show choir group will perform the music of Broadway, country hits, rock 'n roll, swing and jazz.

The Kids from Wisconsin program was developed in 1969 by the late Mark Azzolina, a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel. Azzolina was acting on a request by then Wisconsin State Fair Board Chairman Herbert P. Velzer, Fair Administrator Vernon G. Wendland and Gov. Warren Knowles, who, during the turbulent years of the late 1960s, wanted to show the nation the best face of Wisconsin's youth.

Since then nearly 700 young artists have participated in the program with many going on to excel as performers, music educators, college professors, entertainers, choreographers and top professionals in a wide variety of fields.

Kids from Wisconsin has performed at county fairs, festivals and conventions throughout the continent. The musical revue has helped raise thousands of dollars for worthy charitable organizations. The group maintains a demanding schedule each summer, performing 65 to 70 shows during the months of June, July and August.

For more information about this performance visit the Kids from Wisconsin Web site at or contact the UW-RF Student Leadership Center at 715/425-3911.



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