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Oct. 21, 2005

Nov. 4 'Know The Score' Broadcast Focuses On Walt Whitman

The iconic American author Walt Whitman will be the subject when "Know the Score LIVE!", broadcast on radio station KSUI, 91.7 FM (101.7 FM in Dubuque), returns to the University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA), 5-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4.

The broadcast from the UIMA's Lasansky Gallery and the Nancy and Craig Willis Atrium is open to the public free of charge.

The program, part of the weekly arts and humanities series hosted by Joan Kjaer, will be broadcast over KSUI at that time as well as 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9. You may also listen to the broadcast on the Internet at

Guests on the program will be UI Professor of English Ed Folsom, recognized world-wide as a pre-eminent Whitman scholar; Dale Fisher, director of education at the UIMA; poet Marvin Bell, UI emeritus professor and the former Iowa Poet Laureate; and UI Special Collections Librarian David Schoonover.

The program coincides with "Walt Whitman: Leaves of Grass," an exhibition of editions of Whitman's best-known publication from 1855 to the present, organized by Folsom and on display at the UIMA through Feb. 12, 2006. The UI Obermann Center for Advanced Studies will host a conference, "Whitman Making Books -- Books Making Whitman," Nov. 10-12.

Bluegrass and folk performers Bob and Kristie Black will perform live, with Bob talking about music related to Whitman. Jazz pianist Dan Knight will preview his new jazz suite based on Whitman's works, which he will premiere in its entirety in a 5:30 p.m. performance at the UIMA Nov. 18.

The University of Iowa Alumni Association is the corporate sponsor of "Know the Score LIVE!" broadcasts.

UI radio station KSUI is on the World Wide Web at

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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