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Jan. 16, 2008

At A Glance

Orange Mighty Trio to perform on 'Java Blend' Jan. 25

Orange Mighty Trio, combining roots music, classical and jazz in its songs,  will perform live as part of the Iowa Public Radio performance series Java Blend from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 at the Java House in downtown Iowa City. The hour-long, free show originates from WSUI-AM 910 will be recorded for broadcast Saturday, Feb. 9 and Sunday, Feb. 10 across the state on Iowa Public Radio. For more information see and

Piano Sundays return Jan. 27 at Old Capitol Museum

The University of Iowa's Piano Sundays music series continues in 2008 with a concert 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27 in the Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol Museum. Réne Lecuona and Uriel Tsachor, piano faculty at the University of Iowa School of Music, will perform.

The University of Iowa School of Music, the Old Capitol Museum and West Music sponsor this series, which feature UI piano faculty and students performing music on a recently acquired 1878 Steinway grand piano.

The concerts are free and open to the public. Upcoming Piano Sundays performances will be 1:30 p.m. Sundays March 2, March 30, and April 13.

See and for performer bios, and for information on Piano Sundays. For more information, call 319-335-0548.

Augustana College Dance Marathon raises $30,000

More than 400 dancers at the Augustana College Dance Marathon in Rock Island, Ill. raised $30,907 Saturday during the six-hour event at the PepsioCo Center on campus to benefit University of Iowa Children's Hospital in Iowa City. In addition to the dancers, more than 40 family members also attended the fifth annual event. All of the proceeds benefit patients and their families receiving care at UI Children's Hospital.

Dance Marathon is the largest philanthropic event on the Augustana College campus. Students already had raised more than $43,000 in the past four years to benefit UI Children's Hospital through Children's Miracle Network. Dance Marathon organizers at Augustana College substantially exceeded their fundraising goal of $20,000 for the 2008 event.

For more information about Children's Miracle Network at UI Children's Hospital, contact Morgan Rohrbach at 319-335-8484. More information on Augustana College Dance Marathon is available at


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