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            B.B. King’s Daughter opens UW-WC Fine Arts Series
                          Shirley King performs Friday, September 14

West Bend, WI –      Shirley King, daughter of the legendary B.B. King, and blues extraordinaire in her

own right, will be kicking off UW-Washington County’s Fine Arts Series on Friday evening, September 14

at 7:30pm. The concert takes place in the UW-Washington County theatre, located on the second floor

of the campus at 400 University Drive in West Bend. Free parking is available in the campus lot.

An outstanding and extremely talented vocalist, Shirley King is known for her charisma and high energy

performances. “I sing the blues and shake a mean hip,” Shirley explains. “I want to give people a pretty

good reason to go out and see a live blues show, instead of just sitting back at home.” A powerful

entertainer and favorite on Chicago’s blues scene, Shirley has performed at major blues clubs and

festivals worldwide. She has also recorded several cds, including Jump Through my Keyhole and

Daughter of the Blues.

King and her band performed at the UW-WC campus for a student-only event last year. The response

from students and faculty was so strong and enthusiastic, that the Fine Arts committee opted to book

them for an evening performance. King will perform a variety of music including high energy blues, soul,

R&B, gospel and good old fashioned rock n’ roll.

Other performing artists for the 2007/08 Fine Arts series include:

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      Liz Carroll & John Doyle
       Friday, December 7
       Liz Carroll has been amazing audiences with her fiddle ever since she won the Senior All-Ireland
       Championship at the age of 18! An award-winning recording artist, she’ll be joined by John
       Doyle, one of the most talented and innovative musicians to come out of Ireland in recent years.
       He is an extraordinary acoustic guitarist as well as an accomplished singer and songwriter.

      Winter Jazz with The Paul Spencer Band
       Friday, February 8
       Enjoy high impact, quality entertainment with seven experienced and talented musicians
       producing a dynamic jazz sound. Paul Spencer began performing as a drummer in Milwaukee in
       the late 1950s. Today, his Jazz band has developed a remarkable and unique style of playing.

      ProArte String Quartet
       Friday, April 4
       Pro Arte is UW-Madison’s string quartet in residence. They present an exciting mix of classical
       and contemporary string chamber music in a variety of styles.

      Calmus Ensemble
       Friday, April 11
       These five very talented singers from Leipzig, Germany, include four former members of the St.
       Thomas Boys’ Choir and one beautiful soprano voice. Not limited to traditional a cappella music,
       the program includes a big variety of music from madrigals to pop songs in both English and
       German texts.

THEATRE: Two theatrical productions directed by Professor Brad Ford round out the series. The fall

production, Murder by Poe, is a suspenseful drama derived from four of Edgar Allan Poe’s classic tales

of terror. Murder by Poe will be performed October 19, 20, 26 and 27. Auditions will be held on

Thursday, September 13 at 7pm in the campus theatre. UW-WC students as well as interested

community members are welcome to audition or help backstage.

The spring production, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, is a hilarious musical taking place at

a Florida trailer park, where a runaway stripper named Pippi has just moved in. The Great American

Trailer Park Musical will be performed in the campus theatre on March 7, 8 and 9.

TICKETS for all performances (including Shirley King) are $12 adults or $9 seniors (over 62) and youth

(under 18). To purchase tickets, phone the UW-WC main office during normal business hours at 262-

335-5208. Reservations are recommended. Also available at a savings of 25% are season tickets for the

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entire series. Season tickets for adults are priced at $63, while seniors (over 62) and youth (under 18)

are priced at $47 for all seven performances (5 performance series, 2 theatre). “Pick Four” tickets allow

patrons to choose their four favorite shows at a cost of $40 adults or $30 seniors or youth (a savings of

15%). To purchase tickets or receive a series brochure, which also includes information on free concerts

and lectures, phone the main office at 262-335-5208 (Monday through Friday 8am-4:30pm). Tickets can

also be purchased by mail, by sending payment and a $1 handling fee to: UW-Washington County, Attn:

University Relations, 400 University Drive, West Bend, WI 53095.

Additional information is available on the website: www.washington.uwc.edu

Photo & Audio: http://www.bass-schuler.com/shirleyking.php4


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