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Release:Nov. 22, 2002
KSUI KNOW THE SCORE WILL BE BROADCAST FROM UI MUSEUM OF ART
University of Iowa radio station KSUI, 91.7 FM, will offer Turkish music
and insight into Sufi spirituality as part of Know the Score LIVE!
broadcast from the UI Museum of Art 5-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6.
The program, part of the weekly arts and humanities series hosted by Joan
Kjaer on KSUI, will take place before a live audience in the Lasansky Room
and will be broadcast over KSUI at that time as well as 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec.
8, and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11.
Writers Workshop faculty member Ethan Canin will be a guest on the
program, to talk about his short story that was the basis for the new film
The Emperors Club, starring Kevin Kline.
Performing on the program will be Turkish folk musician and composer Bahri
Karacay, who plays a lute-like instrument called the Saz. Karacay will also
talk about the Sufi teachings that sustain him
Currently working as a researcher in the UI Department of Pediatrics, Karacay
was born and grew up in Turkey. He began performing folk music and dance at
the age of 12. He later performed with the folk-music choir of Turkish radio
and television and made several appearances on Turkish national TV. His recordings
have been placed in the countrys national folk music archives.
Bahri established TURKANA, a band composed of Turkish and American musicians,
in 1997. In addition to his solo performances, Karacay continues to perform
and record with TURKANA.
Other special guests on the radio program will be Ron Clark, of Riverside
Theater, who will present his Small Miracles, Stories of Christmas,
including music by Iowa City jazz musician Dan Knight; Patti Zwick, who will
show the live audience some of her incredible quilts and speak about what
inspires her art; and Daniel Kleinknecht, who will preview the Cedar Rapids
Opera Theatres upcoming production of Engelbert Humperdincks Hansel
M.C. Ginsberg Objects of Art, Inc. of Iowa City is the corporate sponsor
of Know the Score broadcasts at the UI Museum of Art.
The UI Museum of Art, located on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City, is open
noon to 10 p.m. Fridays. Admission is free to the museum and to the Know
the Score LIVE! broadcast. Public metered parking is available in UI
parking lots west and north of the museum.
For more information in the UI Museum of Art visit http://www.uiowa.edu/uima
on the World Wide Web. UI radio station KSUI is on the web at http://ksui.uiowa.edu/.
Information on UI arts events is available at http://www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa.