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Oct. 29, 2004

Aspects Of The Voice Will Be Explored On 'Know The Score LIVE' Nov. 12

Several University of Iowa scholars who are interested in different aspects of the human voice will be guests when UI radio station KSUI, 91.7 FM (101.7 FM in Dubuque) broadcasts "Know the Score LIVE!" from the Lasansky Gallery and the Nancy and Craig Willis Atrium of the UI Museum of Art (UIMA) 5-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12.

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 Museum of Art and will be broadcast over KSUI at that time as well as 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17. Listen on the Internet at

"We will tackle the voice on this 'Know the Score,'" Kjaer said. "The guests are scholars in different disciplines at the UI whose interests range from the voice of Sarah Siddons  -- which was never captured on recording -- and the adoring audiences who swooned at the sound of it, to what the sound of our voices may suggest about race, culture or class."

Guests will be John Peters, F. Wendell Miller Professor of Communications Studies; Judith Pascoe, associate professor of English; Kitty Eberle, professor of voice in the School of Music; Kembrew McLeod, assistant professor of Communications Studies; and Jay Semel, director of the UI Oberman Center for Advanced Studies.

In addition to these guests, members of the Iowa Woodwind Quintet will be on hand to preview their upcoming concert two days later at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14 in Clapp Recital Hall. The program will include a concert piece by Lalo Schiffrin, one of the most successful Hollywood composers of the 1960s and '70s.

"Know the Score" poet-in-residence Marvin Bell, the Flannery O'Connor Professor of Letters in the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop and former poet laureate of Iowa, will be on hand to share some of his poetry.

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 9 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.

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STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500.

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