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Release: Feb. 18, 2002

(PHOTO: Members of king'singers, the famed British vocal ensemble, will be guests on KSUI's "Know the Score" March 8.)

KSUI'S 'Know the Score' to be broadcast live March 8 at UI Museum of Art

KSUI's "Know the Score," one of eastern Iowa's premier music, arts and humanities programs, will be broadcast live 5-7 p.m. March 8 from the Lasansky Room at the University of Iowa Museum of Art. All are invited to attend, but seating will be limited.

The program on KSUI 91.7 FM, the UI's public radio station, will feature the world-renowned vocal ensemble king'singers. Established in 1968 and originally affiliated with King's College, this sextet of Englishmen performs a diverse repertoire, ranging from folk songs to madrigals to contemporary pop hits. The group will be appearing at Hancher Auditorium at the UI later that evening at 8 p.m. (See release at http://news-releases.uiowa.edu/2002/february/0214kingsingers.html).

Musical guests also include Tadeu Coelho, associate professor of flute at the UI, and pianist Shari Rhoads of the UI School of Music. They will perform Mexican composer Eduardo Gamboa's work "Transparencias." A local Celtic band, Stones in the Field, will also perform.

Other guests include David Skorton, UI vice president for research and interim vice president for external relations, who will engage Tadeu Coelho in a discussion and demonstration of Latin popular music. Susan White, assistant professor of art, who will speak about the Mexican painter Posada; and Christopher Merrill, director of the UI's International Writing Program who will read selected world literature.

The UI Museum of Art event marks the first live broadcast of the show, which began a year and a half ago "in the hopes that music and culture, the arts and humanities, and poetry and prose could interact on the radio as they do in real life," said host Joan Kjaer.

"Music is always the predominant element in 'Know the Score,' and that will continue to be the case as we take the program from the studio 'on the road'" added Kjaer.

For more information, contact KSUI at (319) 335-5730 or email ksui@uiowa.edu.