NOON INTERVIEW: Heyde Center Events

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CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU)— The Heyde Center for the Arts hosts a number of musical events in March.

54th Annual Spring Art Show Registration
Exhibit runs from Sunday, April 8 to Friday, April 20
The Chippewa Valley Cultural Association/Heyde Center for the Arts and The Chippewa Herald welcome artists to submit their artwork to the 54th Annual Chippewa Herald Spring Art Show. This non-juried, community art exhibition includes original paintings, sculptures, photos, stained glass, mosaics, ceramics and other creative art forms from artists in the Chippewa Valley and beyond. Registration closes at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 9

La Banda Morisca
Friday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m.
La Banda Morisca brings together a fusion of Spanish folk music, flamenco and Arabic rhythms. The group originates from the Spanish city Jerez in the province of Cádiz in the autonomous community of Andalusia, located midway between the Atlantic Ocean and the Cádiz Mountains. La Banda Morisca combines modern and ancient instruments and dazzling vocals to easily captivate the interests of a broad audience. Accompanying the group is an accomplished flamenco dancer who will demonstrate this amazing art-form that is based on the various folkloric music traditions of Southern Spain. The members of La Banda Morisca are: José Cabral (oud, Moorish guitar, cumbus, saz, guimbri), Antonio Torres (sax, tarota, gralla), JoséMari Cala (voice), and JuanMi Cabral (bass, hajhouj). Tickets: Adults $18, Seniors $17, Youth $9

Barefoot Wonder: Ric Gillman and T. Bruce Bowers
Saturday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m.
With almost a century of musical experience between them, Bruce Bowers and Ric Gillman bring a wide variety of flavors to the table. From Doc Watson guitar picking to blazing Led Zeppelin electric violin, it’s a musical banquet every night. Always interesting, and sometimes down right unpredictable, each performance is an adventure. Hailing originally from Texas by way of Los Angeles, New Mexico and most points in between, T Bruce Bowers eventually landed on the shores of Lake Superior. With fiddle in hand he took the stage at Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua and has been with the Blue Canvas Orchestra ever since. Ric Gillman is a world class finger style guitarist who has been performing since the early ’70s. From intricate melodic interpretations to heart pounding rhythms on the 12 string he brings a great energy and story to his performance. He has appeared with amazing musicians including Bobby Vee, Chris Smithers, Tommy Emmanuel, Pat Donahue and many others. Tickets: Adults $15, Seniors $14, Youth $10.

Pianist Alexandre Dossin
Tuesday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Considered by many to be an “extraordinary musician,” a “phenomenon” and “a master of contrasts,” Steinway Artist Alexandre Dossin keeps active by performing, recording and teaching. Born in Porto Alegre, Brazil, where he lived until he was 19, Alexandre spent nine years studying in Moscow, Russia, before establishing residency in the United States. Currently a tenured professor at the University of Oregon School of Music, Dossin was a faculty member from 2002–06 at the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire. A prizewinner in several international piano competitions, Dossin has played under a wide range of internationally known conductors and performed in international festivals throughout Japan, Canada, the United States, and Argentina. We are extraordinarily pleased to welcome Dossin back to Chippewa Falls. Tickets: Adults $15, Seniors $14, Youth $6