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5/25/2012 7:01:00 AM
Campanile Center for the Arts bring back Elvis
Garry Wesly performs as Elvis. He will present his show at the Campanile Center for the arts June 5.Contributed photograph
Garry Wesly performs as Elvis. He will present his show at the Campanile Center for the arts June 5.

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The Campanile Center for the Arts will feature one performance in June and another in July.

"The King" lives Tuesday, June 5, 7:30 p.m., when you see Garry Wesly perform.

Wesly is considered to be one of the top Elvis tributes in the world.

He not only bears a striking resemblance to Elvis but he has perfected those gyrating moves that wowed the fans and his five octave vocal range is a dead ringer to that of Elvis. He is also the only tribute artist to receive an award from the City of Memphis honoring him as the Number 1 Elvis Tribute Artist Worldwide.

This concert was a huge success last year so don't miss out this time around.

Reserved tickets are $30, general admission is $20, and students are $10.

On Tuesday, July 10, 7:30 p.m., acoustic alchemy and fiddle wizardry will hit the Campanile stage as The Barley Jacks perform a fresh blend of folk, jazz, old-time, bluegrass and roots music played with acrobatic skill and soul.

"Synergy is the interaction of forces so that their combined effect is greater than the sum of their individual parts" is an apt description of The Barley Jacks with Brian Wicklund.

Brian's mastery of the fiddle and mandolin is perfectly complemented by the virtuosity of Joe Cruz on guitar and Kevin Rowe on bass.

The first thing an audience notices is the way these amazing musicians interact on stage. Each player listens and responds to the others. Brian responds to a musical idea of Joe's that is in turn elaborated on by Kevin. Brian replies and so on until the music becomes something new and alive.

Audience members get caught up in the action not unlike spectators watching top tennis players play an extended volley at Wimbledon. These guys really play.

What makes these guys fun to watch is that you never know what type of music the next song is going to be as they play a wonderful blend of different genres.

You might be hanging on the words of an Appalachian ballad followed up with a lively Celtic tune.

Adult tickets are $20, and students are admitted for $10.

For more information about the Campanile Center and any upcoming shows, call 715-356-9700 or visit www.campanilecenter.org.

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