Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Main Events 11/16/17

Judy Collins on WPR show 

Singer-songwriter Judy Collins, who has been performing for over 50 years, will speak about her upcoming performance at Menomonie’s Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts, 205 Main St. E., during Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Spectrum West” at 10 a.m. today on 88.3 WHWC-FM/​ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ ​River Falls. 

Host Al Ross will ask Collins about her current and future career plans and collaborations. The Mabel Tainter show on Sunday is already sold out, but the center’s director added another show May 22 for the singer. 

Today’s program will also highlight Chippewa County author Darren Kirby and a film series in Shell Lake.

“Spectrum West” is a weekly program about music, arts and humanities in western Wisconsin. It airs at 10 a.m. Thursdays on 88.3 or 88.7 FM and is rebroadcast at 7 p.m. Fridays on 89.7 WUEC-FM/​Eau Claire and 90.7 WVSS-FM/​Menomonie and live streamed at

Rose Ensemble performs at The Phipps

HUDSON — The Rose Ensemble will perform “Land of Three Faiths: Voices of Ancient Mediterranean Jews, Christians and Muslims” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, at The Phipps Center for the Arts, 109 Locust St. 

The Rose Ensemble was founded in 1996 and has achieved international recognition with ten commercial recordings and a diverse selection of concert programs. 

“Land of Three Faiths” is the result of years of research and training. It is an exploration of language, spirituality and cultural exchange featuring instruments that blur the lines between Arabic and European. 

The performance highlights the Hispano-Arabic Middle Ages as they relate to Judaic, Christian and Islamic history, Arab-Andalusian dances and Spanish court songs, Hebrew cantillation and Gregorian chant. 

The show also coincides with The Phipps’ current exhibit featuring three artists titled “In This Place: What Makes a Place Holy?,” which will also be on view in the gallery. 

Tickets to The Rose Ensemble’s performance are $28 for adults and $21 for students. They can be purchased by calling 715-386-8409 or visiting 

Students create fashion history exhibit 

MENOMONIE — UW-Stout apparel design and development students in the History of Fashion class are creating exhibits that represent different eras through early December in Room 311 of UW-Stout’s Heritage Hall, 415 10th Ave. E.

A team of students creates each exhibit as part of their major research project in the class. 

An exhibit covering 1920 to 1959 is on display through Friday, and another covering the years 1960 through 1999 will be on display Monday, Nov. 27, through Dec. 1. 

At the end of the semester, students will create a timeline exhibit representing all eras that will be on display from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays starting Dec. 11 through Thursday, Dec. 21, and again during the spring semester.

From staff reports

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