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University of Iowa News Release

Feb. 20, 2003

Music, Poetry Part Of 'Know The Score LIVE!" March 7

University of Iowa radio station KSUI, 91.7 FM (101.7 FM in Dubuque), will offer poetry and music, as well as a discussion of arts funding in the modern world, as part of KSUI's "Know the Score LIVE!" broadcast from the UI Museum of Art 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 7.

The program, part of the weekly arts and humanities series hosted by Joan Kjaer on KSUI, will take place before a live audience in the Lasansky Room and will be broadcast over KSUI at that time as well as 3-5 p.m. Sunday, March 9, and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 12.

U.S. Congressman Jim Leach will be the featured guest. Leach will talk with Kjaer about funding for the arts and humanities and how those areas compete for taxpayer dollars against bread-and-butter programs as well as national defense priorities.

Leach will also share his love as a collector of WPA art with the audience in the museum and on the radio.

Violinist Leopold La Fosse and the La Fosse Baroque Ensemble from the UI School of Music will play music from the Baroque era using historic performance practices.

The program's designated poet-in-residence, Marvin Bell, will read nature poetry, leading to a preview of the Museum of Art's new exhibition "Celebrating the Farm." Bell is the Iowa Poet Laureate and the Flannery O'Connor Professor of Letters in the UI Writers' Workshop.

To conclude the pre-St. Patrick's Day program, Rick Stanley, harp, and Robin Pfoutz, cello, will play celebrate Ireland by playing Celtic folk songs and original composition by Stanley, who was chosen by the Iowa Arts Council as the 2002 recipient of the traditional arts award.

M.C. Ginsberg Objects of Art, Inc. of Iowa City is the corporate sponsor of "Know the Score" broadcasts at the UI Museum of Art.

The UI Museum of Art, located on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City, is open noon to 10 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.

For more information in the UI Museum of Art visit http://www.uiowa.edu/uima/ on the World Wide Web. UI radio station KSUI is on the web at http://ksui.uiowa.edu/. For information on UI arts events, visit http://www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa on the World Wide Web. To receive UI arts news by e-mail, contact ur-acr@uiowa.edu.

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, peter-alexander@uiowa.edu.