Fermi National Laboratory

Volume 26  |  Friday, June 13, 2003  |  Number 10
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July 19,2003;$18 ($9 ages 18 and under)
"It's always a good thing for a performer to leave an audience howling for more. But she is such a startlingly brilliant player/performer you have to wonder whether even too much would be enough." –Halifax Herald

Emerging from the thick of the traditional music scene, the fiddling and step dance vitality of an April Verch concert is a breath of fresh air.Though she has deep roots in the fiddling of her native Ottawa Valley in Canada, April's broad repertoire features traditional and contemporary tunes ranging from French Canadian to Appalachian, from Bluegrass to Celtic,and Brazilian to Old Time, not to mention her own colorful compositions.No matter what you call it, April's music is beguiling in the way it brilliantly balances contemporary élan and traditional resonance. This young musician is highly sought-after, not only for her master fiddling, but also for her virtuoso Ottawa Valley step dancing. April's award-winning performances of this dynamic, high-energy form of dancing never fail to bring the house down.

August 23,2003;$20 ($10 ages 18 and under)
"Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues –Classical Music, elegant and precise, marries the loose and passionate blues in this utterly winning musical program." –The Austin Chronicle

For almost four decades the defining cultural arts critics from Rolling Stone, Stereophile, Down Beat, Billboard, Jazziz, New York Times,and Washington Post have all recognized Corky Siegel as a "phenomenal virtuoso on harmonica... a deftly accomplished genius of the Blues" and a pioneer who brings his original award-winning benchmark compositions to delighted audiences globally.New fans and longtime followers of Corky's blues career have been quick to embrace his freshly innovative, genre-busting Chamber Blues.

Chicago singer/songwriter Bonnie Koloc joins Chamber Blues for a multi-media event titled "Bestiary" which features some of Bonnie's original artwork and songs. Koloc is often considered,along with John Prine and Steve Goodman,as one of Chicago's top three singer/songwriters.

Tickets for all Fermilab Events are available now. For further information or telephone reservations, call 630/840-ARTS weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Additional information is available at www.fnal.gov/culture.


Jimmy Elemeier, PPD –Mechanical Dept., retired May 15, 2003.

On May 16, 2003: Andy's Pond, named for Andy Mravca (1933-2002), who served more than 20 years as DOE Fermi Area Manager, and who was also instrumental in working with founding director Robert Wilson in the construction of the laboratory. Mravca's family gathered for the dedication ceremony.


The FERMINEWS photo story "A Gallery of Skills" (vol. 26, no. 9, May 23, 2003) mistakenly listed Donna Lamore as the only contributor for "Andy's Quilt." In fact, Lamore was one of six contributors, along with Sheila Cisko, Joann Larson, Amber Boehnlein, Linda Bagby and Liz Buckley-Geer. FERMINEWS regrets the error.

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