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May 9, 2007

Hazell, Moore Perform On 'Java Blend' Program May 18 And 25

Iowa blues legend Patrick Hazell will perform live as part of the Iowa Public Radio performance series "Java Blend" at noon Friday, May 18, at Iowa City's Java House. At noon Friday, May 25, the "Java Blend" series continues with Iowa folk singer Dave Moore.

The public is invited to be part of the live audience for the shows at the Java House, at 211 E. Washington St. in downtown Iowa City. The hour-long show originates from the University of Iowa's radio station, WSUI-AM 910.

Hazell (left) is considered by many to be one of the finest and most creative harmonica players in the music world. An Iowa Blues Hall of Fame inductee, he's created more than 30 albums since beginning his professional career in 1960 as a musician in a three-piece band.

Iowa Public Radio will broadcast Hazell's performance Saturday, June 2, and Sunday, June 3.

The Friday, May 25 show features Moore (right), whose songs reflect over two decades of interest in the many roots of American music. Alongside his original folk numbers, he likes to perform blues, Tex/Mex with his accordion, and even a few children's songs. Moore has been a frequent guest on public radio's "A Prairie Home Companion" with Garrison Keillor.

Moore's performance will be broadcast on Iowa Public Radio Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10. A full calendar of upcoming "Java Blend" performances and broadcasts see and scroll to "Java Blend."

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 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 Iowa Public Radio stations' live Webcasting.

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

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