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March 23, 2007

Singer-Songwriter Shindell To Perform On 'Java Blend' Program March 30

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Richard Shindell will perform live at noon Friday, March 30, at the Java House, located at 211 E. Washington St. in downtown Iowa City.

The public is invited to be part of the live audience for the free show, which will be recorded for broadcast on Iowa Public Radio's "Java Blend" program originating from University of Iowa radio station WSUI-AM 910.

Called "a master builder of songs" by the Boston Globe, Shindell lives in Argentina with his wife and their children. The Los Angeles Weekly writes, "Shindell works impressive alchemy with the plainest, most primal American pop melodies. Stark and unsentimental, Shindell's songs unfold with the unadorned grandeur of hymns..."

His new album, "South of Delia," is scheduled to be released Tuesday, March 27. Shindell will perform 8 p.m. Friday, March 30 at CSPS, 1103 Third St. SE in Cedar Rapids.

Hosted by Ben Kieffer, "Java Blend" offers an eclectic mix of live music from the vibrant independent music scene, featuring artists from around the state and around the country. Kieffer infuses the performances with lively discussion to find out about the artists' music and lives.

The hour will be broadcast at a later date on Iowa Public Radio stations across the state: KUNI Cedar Falls/Waterloo/Cedar Rapids/Iowa City; KUNY/KRNI Mason City; KDMR Des Moines; KDUB Dubuque; WSUI Iowa City/Cedar Rapids; WOI Ames/Des Moines; KTPR Fort Dodge; KOWI Lamoni; and KWOI Carroll. For broadcast times, see and scroll to "Java Blend."

The program will also be videotaped for several TV broadcasts on the UITV cable channel in the Iowa City and Cedar Rapids area. The audio version also can be heard worldwide on the Internet via the respective stations' live Webcasting.

SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACTS: Media: George McCrory 319-384-0012,; Program: Ben Kieffer, WSUI, 319-335-5730