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Wayman Series has Diverse Fall Lineup

SEPT. 6, 2007--People looking for new experiences this fall do not have far to look: the Wyman Series at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls has artistic performances of all kinds.

The series opens on Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. in the William Abbott Concert Hall of the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building with the Chicago Cuatro Orquestra, a professional music group comprised of talented players of all ages. The orchestra was founded in 1996 by brothers Orlando and David Rivera, both music teachers. Directed by the Rivera brothers, the Orquestra plays traditional music on guitar-like instruments called "cuatros," the national instrument of Puerto Rico. After their performance at UWRF, the group will travel back to their home base of Chicago on Nov. 9 for the Ninth Annual Cuatro Festival, sponsored by the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance.

Dance and rhythm group Buckets and Tap Shoes plans to thump, hammer and bang their way into UWRF at 8 p.m. on Oct. 24 at North Hall Auditorium for an evening of thunderous entertainment. Performers create music with ordinary items such as paint buckets and metal cans, as well as traditional instruments and tap shoes.

Artist and author Damali Ayo will visit campus on Nov. 14 in the North Hall Auditorium to deliver a talk about addressing race issues across the country called "I Can Fix It." Ayo penned the book, "How to Rent a Negro," an amusing assessment of contemporary race relations.

The Ancia Saxophone Quartet, a frequent guest at Minnesota Public Radio, will perform their swinging sounds at the William Abbott Concert Hall in the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building on Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. Based in Minneapolis-St. Paul, the group was founded in 1990 and plays both traditional saxophone pieces and a brand new repertoire composed by the quartet.

Admission to Wyman Series events is free for UWRF students with campus ID. Tickets for the public are $5 for age 19 and above; age 18 and under $3, and free for children age 5 and younger. Tickets for all shows are available at the door beginning at 7 p.m. on the night of the performance.

The Wyman Series is sponsored by the UWRF Student Entertainment and Arts Committee and the Diversity Awareness Committee, which are both part of the Leadership Development and Programming Board. For more information about the Wyman Series, please contact Karyn Kling at 715-425-4444 or visit the Web site at


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