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Aug. 13, 2004

Folk Musicians Will Be Featured On KSUI's 'Know The Score' Aug. 27

Local folk musicians performing music from around the world will be featured when UI radio station KSUI, 91.7 FM (101.7 FM in Dubuque) broadcasts "Know the Score LIVE!" from the banks of the Iowa River outside the University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA) 5-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27.

The program, part of the weekly arts and humanities series hosted by Joan Kjaer on KSUI, will take place before a live audience and will be broadcast over KSUI at that time as well as 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1. Listen on the Internet at http://ksui.uiowa.edu.

"We invite people to enjoy a late August afternoon on the banks of the Iowa River and take a journey with our guests," Kjaer commented. "Yiddish folkore, Russian folk music and music from the British Isles will make this a fun and diverse afternoon of programming."

Guitarist Oleg Timofeyev will perform Jewish music based on Yiddish folklore.

The second guest will be bluesman and bell enthusiast Patrick Hazell, who has just returned from a trip to Russia in which he played with some of the great traditional folk artists. Hazell also visited Russian churches, where he fulfilled a dream that began in 2003 with a project using church bells in Burlington to create an "ambient sound event" particular to the city.

The project was carried out four times, with bell ringers in churches around Burlington sounding as many as 25 bells according to a score that used time sheets to indicate the sounding of each bell.

The final stop on the program's musical world tour will be the British Isles, with Celtic music performed by Stones in the Field, an eastern Iowa group dedicated to traditional Celtic music. Their musical arsenal includes a variety of traditional instruments, including fiddle, concertina, button accordion, melodeon, wooden flute, tin whistle, mandolin, hammer dulcimer, harp, banjo, guitar and bodhran (Celtic drum).

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 9 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/. Information on UI arts events is available at http://www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa. 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.