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Fermilab Art Series presents:
Wilderness Plots
With singer-songwriters, Carrie Newcomer, Tim Grimm, Krista Detor, Tom Roznowski, and Michael White, teamed together with noted author, Scott Russell Sanders.
July 26, 2008 @ 8 p.m.
Tickets - $20 ($10 ages 18 and under)

Join us for guided tours of Fermilab's own restored prairie! Walks begin at the Lederman Science Center, starting at 6 p.m.

a fascinating and compelling intersection of language, lyrics, story, and music on the settling of the Midwestern wilderness

At its heart, Wilderness Plots is a blend of songs and stories inspired by the history of settling the American wilderness in the time between the Revolution and the Civil War. It is a fascinating and compelling intersection of language, lyrics, story, and music that is plain good fun. Five exceptional singer-songwriters, Carrie Newcomer, Tim Grimm, Krista Detor, Tom Roznowski, and Michael White, team together with noted author, Scott Russell Sanders, to create a timeless show.

The Wilderness Plots songs were inspired from a collection of short stories by Scott Russell Sanders in his book of the same title. The music is romantic, tragic, elegiac, and comic, compressing entire lifetimes into a few stanzas. Like the most distinctive American folk songs and folk tales, Wilderness Plots arises from the experience of wrestling with a wild, raucous, dangerous, and glorious continent. You will meet preachers and profiteers, generals and journalists, a hermit and a lawyer, farmers and bone-collectors, lovers, layabouts and other high-spirited characters the kinds of people who, in all ages, have made human history.

Well beyond the scope of a standard ‘concert,’ Wilderness Plots is both moving and powerful.

This presentation is supported by the Performing Arts Fund, a program of Arts Midwest funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art, with additional contributions from the Illinois Arts Council, General Mills Foundation, and Land O'Lakes Foundation.

Related Links:
http://www.myspace.com/wildernessplots

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