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University of Iowa News Release

Jan. 28, 2005

'Know The Score LIVE' Will Feature Musical Variety Feb. 11

A variety of music from far and wide -- but all close to the players' hearts -- will be featured when UI radio station KSUI, 91.7 FM (101.7 FM in Dubuque) presents the next edition of "Know the Score LIVE!", broadcast from the Lasansky Gallery and the Nancy and Craig Willis Atrium of the University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA) 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11.

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 UIMA and will be broadcast over KSUI at that time as well as 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16. Listen on the Internet at http://ksui.uiowa.edu.

Two groups of performers will provide the music for the show. One will be Turkana, a band of Turkish and American musicians that includes Bahri Karacay, a research scientist in pediatrics at the UI who is also an award-winning folk musician in Turkey.

Turkana's goal is to introduce Turkish music to American and international audiences in the United States. The group performs its own compositions as well as music that is popular in Turkey. Founded in Columbus, Ohio, they have given concerts in Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Athens, Ohio, and in Pittsburgh.

Music that is more familiar to Western audiences will be performed by Shari Rhoads and her friends from the UI School of Music. Rhoads, who is opera coach and diction instructor at the UI School of Music, will be joined by several of her musical associates to play the music they love the most -- pieces they can't live without.

Also a guest on the program will be John Cameron, a Department of Theatre Arts faculty member who will be the director of University Theaters' production of "Metamorphosis" by Mary Zimmerman, upcoming in March.

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

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/. You can learn more about Turkana at http://bahrikaracay.com/turkana/.

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: Winston Barclay, 319-384-0073, winston-barclay@uiowa.edu.