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Spring Wyman Series Returns

JAN. 23, 2009--The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Wyman Series during spring semester features a well-known gospel choir, an anti-racism writer and activist, a barbershop quartet, and the Unity in the Community festival.

On Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. the renowned Twin Cities Gospel Choir will perform in North Hall Auditorium.The group will perform its high-octane versions of inspirational spirituals and popular contemporary gospel tunes. The choir gathers singers of various musical experience, ethnic backgrounds, and ages to celebrate the tradition of African-American religious music. The choir strives to share its "good news" of gospel while leaving audiences energized and filled with spirit. Admission is free for UWRF students; $5 for adults; $3 for age 6-18; free for age 5 and under.

On Tuesday, March 31 at 8 p.m. noted anti-racism writer and activist Tim Wise will speak in the North Hall Auditorium. As one of the most celebrated and prominent anti-racism writers and activists, Wise will share his lecture “Beyond ‘Diversity’: Challenging Racism in an Age of Backlash.” Wise has spoken to more than 300,000 people in 48 states, and at some 350 college campuses, including Harvard, Stanford, and the law schools at Yale and Columbia. Wise is also the author of two books: “White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son” and “Affirmative Action: Racial Preference in Black and White.” Admission is free for UWRF students; $5 for adults; $3 for age 6-18; free for age 5 and under.

On Tuesday, April 7 at 8 p.m. the Storm Front Barbershop Quartet will sing in the North Hall Auditorium. The group also entertains with comedy as well. Storm Front Barbershop Quartet has more than 50 years of experience between the members, and will bring a wealth of energy, skill, emotion and fun to the stage. Admission is free for UWRF students; $5 for adults; $3 for age 6-18; free for age 5 and under.

On Wednesday, April 29 at 10 a.m., the day-long outdoor Unity in the Community festival will begin. It will take place in the University Center Mall and be a celebration of diversity on the UWRF campus as well as other cultures in the United State and throughout the world. There will be cultural dance performances as well as a sampling of ethnic foods available for purchase. Admission is free.

Venues, dates and times subject to change. For more information about the Wyman Series, contact the UWRF student services and programs office at 715-425-4444 or visit the web site at


Last updated: Thursday, 22-Apr-2010 16:09:23 Central Daylight Time


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