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June 8, 2007

'Know the Score' Broadcast Will Feature Joffrey 'River To River' Tour

An unprecedented ballet tour across the state of Iowa will be the one of the subjects of the radio program "Know the Score LIVE!" for its broadcast 5-7 p.m. Friday, June 15, from the University of Iowa Museum of Art's Lasansky Gallery and the Nancy and Craig Willis Atrium.

The program, part of the weekly arts and humanities series hosted by Joan Kjaer, can be heard at that time on radio station KSUI, 91.7 FM (101.7 FM in Dubuque). It will be rebroadcast on KSUI 3-5 p.m. Sunday, June 17, and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, June 20. You may also listen to the broadcast on the Internet at http://ksui.uiowa.edu.

The event, broadcast live from the UI Museum of Art, will be open to the public free of charge.

Judy Hurtig and Chuck Swanson from the UI Hancher Auditorium will discuss the Joffrey Ballet's "River to River" Tour, presented by Hancher in celebration of the auditorium's 35th anniversary and the Joffrey's 50th anniversary.

The tour, with free performances between June 28 and July 7 in Council Bluffs, Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and Muscatine, represents Hancher Auditorium's gift to the people of Iowa. The Iowa City performance will be Friday, July 7, on the Hancher Green. For details, see http://www.hancher.uiowa.edu/hancher35/index.html or http://news-releases.uiowa.edu/2007/june/060107hancherjoffrey.html.

Also appearing on this portion of the program will be Mary Keogh Lyman, an Iowa City native and member of the Joffrey Ballet board of directors. And Sean Ulmer, a curator at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (CRMA), will discuss the exhibition "Dance, Dance, Dance: The Dancer in Art," currently on display at the CRMA in conjunction with the Joffrey tour.

Craig Kessler, one of the hosts of "As Night Falls" on Iowa Public Radio, will preview the 2007 Iowa City Jazz Festival, June 29 through July 1 in downtown Iowa City.

Live musical performances will be presented by members of the UI School of Music faculty, recalling the school's recently completed year-long centennial celebration: Kristin Thelander, horn; Maurita Murphy Mead, clarinet; Kenneth Tse, saxophone; and Alan Huckleberry, piano.

Violist Suzanne Wagor and members of Wagormusik of Cedar Rapids will also be on hand to perform music by composer Robert Patterson, who will also be a guest on the program.

The University of Iowa Alumni Association is the corporate sponsor of "Know the Score LIVE!" broadcasts. Refreshments are provided by the Prairie Table.

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.

Information on KSUI broadcasts is available at http://ksui.uiowa.edu/. For more information on the UI Museum of Art visit http://www.uiowa.edu/uima.

A calendar and other information on UI arts events is available at http://www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa. To receive UI arts news by e-mail, go to http://list.uiowa.edu/archives/acr-news.html, click the link "Join or leave the list (or change settings)" and follow the instructions.

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; cell: 319-541-2846; peter-alexander@uiowa.edu.