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Aug. 30, 2006

Sept. 8 'Know The Score' Broadcast Will Feature Art And Music

Two University of Iowa centennials and a brand new architectural masterpiece will be the subjects of the radio program "Know the Score LIVE!" broadcast from the University of Iowa Museum of Art's Lasansky Gallery and the Nancy and Craig Willis Atrium 5-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8.

The program, part of the weekly arts and humanities series hosted by Joan Kjaer, can be heard at that time on radio station KSUI, 91.7 FM (101.7 FM in Dubuque). It will be rebroadcast on KSUI 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13. You may also listen to the broadcast on the Internet at

The live event in the Museum of Art will be open to the public free of charge.

Guests during the first hour will discuss the School of Music's year-long celebration of its centennial, beginning with the Centennial Gala Showcase Concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, in Hancher Auditorium, and other related activities. Guests will include Kristen Thelander, director of the School of Music; Prof. Emeritus Himie Voxman, the former director; Prof. Emeritus James Dixon, former conductor of the University Symphony; and Robert Glidden, a graduate of the School of Music who served as president of Ohio University.

The first hour will also include performances by School of Music alumnus Eugene Rousseau, an internationally renowned saxophonist, along with School of Music faculty members Benjamin Coelho, bassoon; Alan Huckleberry, piano; John Muriello, baritone; and Mark Weiger, oboe.

During the second hour, the subject will be the dedication of Art Building West (ABW), the new building of the UI School of Art and Art History that was designed by internationally renowned architect Steven Holl. The dedication, scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday, will just have been concluded before the program begins.

Guests will include Holl, as well as Linda Maxson, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Jay Semel, associate vice-president for research. From the School of Art and Art History will be Dorothy Johnson, director of the school, as well as faculty members Susan White, John Beldon Scott and Steve McGuire.

The dedication of the new building coincides with "100 Years of Art at Iowa," a celebration of a century of instruction in the visual arts at the UI.

The University of Iowa Alumni Association is the corporate sponsor of "Know the Score LIVE!" broadcasts. Refreshments are provided by the Prairie Table.

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.

The School of Art and Art History and the School of Music are both units in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. For more about the School of Music and its centennial, visit their Web page at

To learn about the School of Art and Art History, view photos of Art Building West, and learn about their centennial activities, visit

Information on KSUI broadcasts is available at For more information in the UI Museum of Art visit on the World Wide Web.

A calendar and other information on UI arts events is available at To receive UI arts news by e-mail, go to, click the link "Join or leave the list (or change settings)" and follow the instructions.

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

MEDIA CONTACT: Peter Alexander, 319-384-0072,

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