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Feb. 13, 2004

"Know the Score LIVE!" Broadcast Will Focus On Pop Art Feb. 27

Pop art will be the subject when University of Iowa radio station KSUI, 91.7 FM (101.7 FM in Dubuque) broadcasts "Know the Score LIVE!" from the Lasansky Gallery and the Nancy and Craig Willis Atrium of the UI Museum of Art (UIMA) 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27.

The program, part of the weekly arts and humanities series on KSUI, will feature guest host Nancy Hagen standing in for the show's regular host, Joan Kjaer. The program will take place before a live audience in the UIMA and will be broadcast over KSUI at that time as well as 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 29, and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 3. Listen on the internet at http://ksui.uiowa.edu.

The broadcast will feature an appearance by Terry Riley, the ground-breaking composer of "In C," along with David Lang and Mark Stewart of the Bang on a Can All-Stars, who will perform "Pop Art: Music of the '60s" in Hancher Auditorium at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28.

Part classical ensemble, part rock band, part jazz band, the Bang on a Can All-Stars are a collection of adventurous virtuosos dedicated to the music of today and recent times. Lang, an alumnus of the UI School of Music, is co-founder of the Bang on a Can All-Stars and the Bang on a Can Festival. Riley's "In C," the influential 1964 work that introduced the trancelike musical tapestry and modular compositional style that came to be known as "minimalism," will constitute the second half of their Feb. 28 Hancher Concert.

In other parts of the radio program, Thomas Swiss, UI professor of English, and Jon Winet, area head of the intermedia program at the School of Art and Art History, will discuss the literary and visual aspects of the pop art movement. Loyce Arthur, a costume designer and faculty member from the Department of Theatre Arts, will share her insight on personal expression through the fashion of the 1960s.

Will Power, a Partnership in the Art artist in residence at University Theatres, will introduce Hip-Hop Theatre and talk about the upcoming premiere of "The Seven," Power's hip-hop infused update of Aeschylus' "Seven Against Thebes."

"Know the Score" poet-in-residence Marvin Bell, the Flannery O'Connor Professor of Letters at the UI Writers Workshop and state poet laureate of Iowa, will make one of his regular appearances on the program to read poetry about music.

Finally, jazz pianist Dan Knight will close the program with a preview of the American jazz classics he will perform later in the evening in the Nancy and Craig Willis Atrium of the UIMA.

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