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    WAB Wisconsin Arts News February 1, 2002IN THE NEWS Arts groups face grant deadline
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 1, 2002
      WAB Wisconsin Arts News
      February 1, 2002

      Arts groups face grant deadline
      "After losing funding from Outagamie County, local arts groups
      are facing a
      Monday deadline to apply for state grants from the Community
      Foundation for
      the Fox Valley Region Inc."  (Appleton Post-Crescent)

      Smarts through art
      "Giving children free rein with paint or markers leads to more
      than a pretty
      picture. It builds brains, research shows. Yet schools struggle to
      more time for such creativity."  (Eau Claire Leader-Telegram)

      Our view: Thumbs up/thumbs down: Hmong video project good
      for community
      "(Thumbs up) To
      students in the School in the Coulee program at La Crosse's
      Middle School, for doing a video project to help preserve and
      Hmong culture."  (La Crosse Tribune)

      Performing Arts donations needed
      "Today's the kick-off for the yearly fund drive to support the
      Arts Foundation and this year might be a rough time to try to find
      an extra
      $275,000. A slightly different group associated with the PAF is
      simultaneously to gather an additional $1 million or so for the
      project slated for completion later this year. Those of fainter
      hearts than
      those possessed by Wausau-area arts-backers might think the
      $275,000 goal is
      unachievable."  (Wausau Daily Herald)

      Editorial: He, too, sang America
      "When 18-year-old Langston Hughes got his first glimpse of the
      River, he responded with words. "My soul has grown deep like
      the rivers," he
      declared. For the rest of his life words flowed from Hughes' pen,
      his own legendary river. Though Hughes' river was one of poetry,
      it swept -
      like the Mississippi - through the heart of the nation. Today
      Hughes is
      being doubly celebrated by the U.S. Postal Service with a stamp
      that bears a
      dapper monochrome photograph of the poet."  (The Capital

      The quiltmaker's gift

      HERBSTER, Wis. - "Over the years, Connie Daniel has made
      hundreds of quilts
      -- each a work of art, with pieces of fabric and thread forming
      detailed pictures. But all that was just preparation for what
      Daniel calls
      her destiny -- making a 12-foot-by-60-foot quilt honoring those
      killed in
      the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks."  (Duluth News Tribune)

      IF YOU GO
      UW-Platteville jazz festival features New York City musicians

      Lewis/Caploe Group and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville
      Jazz I
      Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. Friday in a free concert,
      prefacing the
      university's 33rd Annual Jazz Festival."  (Dubuque Telegraph

      'The Tender Land' tells a bittersweet tale
      MILWAUKEE - "Skylight Opera Theatre tells the tale of a drifter
      and a
      lonely, unhappy high school student who cross paths and find
      love in "The
      Tender Land," by American composer Aaron Copland." 

      Frogwater brings Cajun heat to the Calatrava

      "Celebrate Mardi Gras, Milwaukee style, this Fri., Feb. 1, at the
      Art Museum. "Cocktails, Culture and Calatrava" takes place from
      p.m."  (OnMilwaukee.com)

      Doc carrying musical cure
      "The Doctor is in this weekend. Conductor-trumpeter Doc
      Severinsen is in
      town for Milwaukee Symphony Pops concerts of Italian arias,
      popular songs
      and instrumental showpieces."  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

      You can hear 'Tommy' at the Riverside
      "Find out whether Tommy can still play mean pinball when a
      national touring
      company of "Tommy" begins a short run at the Riverside Theatre
      (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

      Veteran performers kick off new series
      "Alumni of several legendary jazz groups will perform with a
      sextet, Black
      Jazz, Saturday night at the Cedarburg Cultural Center in the first
      in the 2002 Jazz at the Center series. The performance is part of
      Cedarburg's Winter Fest 2002."  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

      Arti Gras
      "Put more than 100 fine artists and 500 performing artists in
      ShopKo Hall
      the first weekend in February and you're guaranteed a cure to the
      winter blahs."  (Green Bay Press-Gazette)

      Percussionist, trio to perform at UWGB
      "Percussionist Brian Short will perform in recital at 7:30 p.m.
      Saturday in
      University Theatre of Theatre Hall at the University of
      Wisconsin-Green Bay.
      Admission is free."  (Green Bay Press-Gazette)

      Civic Symphony to feature Italian theme on Saturday
      ""Viva Italia" is the theme of Green Bay Civic Symphony Orchestra
      concert to
      be played at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Ralph Holter Auditorium of
      Green Bay West
      High School, 966 Shawano Ave."  (Green Bay Press-Gazette)

      Museum celebrates Asian-American culture
      "A sprinkle of Asian spice, a slice of sugarcane and a dash of
      mustard are only some of the ingredients that make up the
      "Celebrations of
      Culture: Asian American" at the Milwaukee Public Museum
      starting Saturday
      and Sunday and continuing on various dates throughout the
      (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

      Hawaiian guitarists to warm a February night
      "[Keola] Beamer, two other guitarists from Hawaii and several
      dancers are
      bringing a Spam-less taste of Hawaii to the Grand Opera House,
      Saturday night."  (Appleton Post-Crescent)

      'Connection between the heart and within' defines Hawaiian
      art form
      "Specific criteria define Hawaiian slack key guitar. The
      style is the Hawaiian take on guitar playing introduced to the
      islands in
      the early 1800s by Spanish and Mexican cowboys who worked
      ranches there."
      (Appleton Post-Crescent)

      Symphony players become Bach Babes
      "The Bach Babes, Milwaukee's all-female Baroque ensemble,
      will get back into
      action this weekend."  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

      Guitarist Bill Frisell likes to venture to many musical places
      "Guitarist Bill Frisell is performing Saturday night under the
      umbrella of
      the Lawrence University Jazz Series. But jazz is just one of the
      musical forms that interests him. No one could accuse Frisell of
      himself to a single musical genre."  (Appleton Post-Crescent)

      Daryl Stuermer Band performs at Prairie
      RACINE - "The Prairie Performing Arts Center Entertainment
      Series will
      present a concert by the Daryl Stuermer Band at 7:30 p.m.
      Saturday in the
      Prairie Performing Arts Center, 4050 Lighthouse Drive. Doors
      open at 7 p.m."
      (Racine Journal Times)

      See UWS' new auditorium Sunday

      "The University of Wisconsin-Superior's Music Department will
      renovations to Thorpe Langley Auditorium with a gala
      performance at 3 p.m.
      Sunday."  (Duluth News Tribune)

      Celebration of the Arts
      MILWAUKEE - "The opera "Carmen" is about as Scandinavian
      as a palm tree.
      It's set in Spain. It is about a Gypsy and the Spanish soldier who
      falls in
      love with her. It was written by Georges Bizet, a Frenchman. Yet
      there it
      is, on the calendar for the fifth annual International Arts Festival,
      has a Scandinavian theme. The Milwaukee Ballet Company will
      perform an
      interpretation of the famous opera Feb. 7-10."  (Racine Journal

      Quartet plays rarely heard Antheil
      "Sunday, the Fine Arts Quartet will air Antheil's Quartet No. 3,
      from 1948;
      Elgar's Quartet Opus 83 (1918) and Ravel's Quartet in F (1903),
      in a program
      covering the first half of the last century."  (Milwaukee Journal

      Premiere set for black-history film festival
      "Marcus Theatres and radio's V100 celebrate African-American
      and advancement in film during "V100's Black History Film Fest"
      Monday and running through Feb. 8. The festival, highlighted by
      Milwaukee premiere of "John Q" with Denzel Washington, will
      open films with
      appearances by local and national celebrities, including Busta
      Rhymes on
      Thursday night."  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

      This Perlman has key role in trio
      "Pianist Navah Perlman (yes, the daughter of that violinist),
      violinist Kurt
      Nikkanen and cellist Zuill Bailey, Juilliard classmates and
      touring trio,
      will play an Artist Series at the Pabst concert Tuesday." 
      Journal Sentinel)

      Flutist performs in noon concert
      KENOSHA - "The University of Wisconsin-Parkside Music
      Department presents
      flutist Jeani Foster in concert at noon Wednesday. With
      accompaniment by
      pianist Stefanie Jacob, Foster takes the stage at noon in Union
      Theater, 900 Wood Road."

      Artists Gallery hosts Heart Art
      RACINE - "The Artists Gallery, 414 Sixth St., will once again
      with All Saints Healthcare for the gallery's "Heart Art" exhibit today
      through Feb. 24."  (Racine Journal Times)

      Seebeck Gallery presents annual Valentine Show
      PLEASANT PRAIRIE - "Pulling together its largest and most
      diverse group of
      artists thus far, Seebeck Gallery presents its third annual
      Valentine Show
      Friday through March 2. This invitational show of original artwork
      the theme of Valentine's Day as viewed from each artist's unique
      point of
      view."   (Racine Journal Times)

      'Vagina Monologues' set for V-Day
      "For $100, you can find the G spot. The cleverly named VIP
      G-Spot section of
      the Barrymore Theatre for the Feb. 14 benefit performance of
      "The Vagina
      Monologues," that is. The Eve Ensler play will be staged for one
      8 p.m.
      performance at the Barrymore, 2090 Atwood Ave., as part of
      V-Day, a global
      movement to stop violence against women and girls."  (The
      Capital Times)

      Worth a listen
      "There's plenty of room. You don't need a reservation. And
      admission is
      free. UW-Eau Claire faculty recitals, scheduled throughout the
      year, offer students -- and the rest of us -- an opportunity to hear
      some of
      the region's finest musicians perform the sorts of pieces not
      available on a
      "Best of Beethoven" CD."  (Eau Claire Leader-Telegram)

      CALENDARS (Fridays Only)
      OMC Weekend Preview: Feb. 1-3, 2002

      On the Calendar
      (Appleton Post-Crescent)

      That's Entertainment
      (Eau Claire Leader-Telegram)

      Places to go, things to do
      2.shtml> (Green
      Bay Press-Gazette)

      LIVE Calendar
      (La Crosse Tribune)

      Rhythm <http://www.madison.com/rhythmcals/indexc.html>
      (The Capital Times
      and Wisconsin State Journal)

      Calendar <http://www.journaltimes.com/calendar/> (Racine
      Journal Times)

      Time Out <http://www.gmtoday.com/timeout/calendar.asp>

      Weekend Calendar
      (Wausau Daily Herald)

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      state agency responsible for the support and development of the
      arts in
      Wisconsin, on the web at www.arts.state.wi.us
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