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NOTE TO EDITORS: Please remove Jimmy's Bistro from the list of bakeries and restaurants entered in the Hancher Silver Anniversary cookie contest, described in the "dueling cookies" news release dated 8/29.

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JOSHUA REDMAN MASTERCLASS SEPT. 12 -- Saxophonist Joshua Redman, bassist

Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade, who will perform in the University of Iowa Hancher Auditorium at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, will offer a free, public masterclass at 3:30 p.m. that afternoon in the auditorium of Iowa City West High School.

The trio will share the Hancher concert with the Nicholas Payton Quintet. Concert tickets are available from the Hancher box office.

Hancher's arts education activities are supported by the DeMuth Family Foundation and M.C. Ginsberg Jewelers.

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IWP AND WRITERS' WORKSHOP OPEN READINGS SERIES SEPT. 14 -- The University of Iowa International Writing Program (IWP) and the Iowa Writers' Workshop will present a joint reading by Egyptian poet Mohamed Mohamed Metwaly and a writer from the Writers' Workshop at UI at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, in the Prairie Lights Bookstore at 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City. The reading is free and open to the public.

Metwaly, a poet, translator and editor, has become known in his country as a challenging voice, a youthful addition to the literary landscape. In 1992 Metwaly received the Yusuf al Khal prize for the best first poetry collection. He also won the Rimbaud Prize for young poets. He is founder and editor of the literary magazine

Al-Jarad (Locusts). Metwaly also works as an editor and translator at the teletext service of Egyptian television and is editor of the Morning News Bulletin, English News Service, of Radio Cairo.

The IWP is a unique residency program, which each fall assembles a community of established writers from all parts of the globe. This fall 31 writers from 25 countries will spend three months at the UI.

(NOTE TO BROADCASTERS: Metwaly is pronounced met-WAH-lee.)

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GALLERY TOUR AT MUSEUM OF ART SEPT. 17 -- Richard A. Born will lead a gallery tour of the exhibition "Henry Moore: Drawings and Sculpture from the Collection of the David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, the University of Chicago," as part of the weekly Perspectives series at the University of Iowa Museum of Art at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17.

The Henry Moore exhibition recently opened at the museum and will be on display through Oct. 26. Born is curator at the David and Alfred Smart Museum and author of "From Blast to Pop: Aspects of Modern British Art, 1915-1965," the catalog for the larger exhibition from the which the Moore exhibition at the UI was taken.

Henry Moore is widely considered the major British sculptor of the 20th century. "Henry Moore: Drawings and Sculptures" contains 20 drawings and 12 small sculptures from the permanent collection of the Smart Museum.

The UI Museum of Art, located on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the day of Born's program. Admission is free.