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Feb. 21, 2008

Popular band, OK Go, slated to rock The 10,000 Hours Show April 22

In its fifth year since its inception at the University of Iowa, The 10,000 Hours Show of Eastern Iowa, also known as 10K, will feature the popular Chicago-based band, OK Go.

This celebration of volunteerism will take place at the historic Englert Theater in downtown Iowa City on Tuesday, April 22. Doors will open at 7 p.m. with the opening act taking the stage at 7:30 p.m.

Well known for their high-energy live performances, OK Go established itself within the music community before ever releasing an album. Popular singles such as 2002's "Get Over It" and the later "A Million Ways" have given OK Go a large fan base that not only loves the band's unmatched musical talent but also admires the innovative and creative concepts employed in their music videos. The most notable of these videos being the fantastical treadmill compilation for the recent hit "Here It Goes Again," which garnered the group a Grammy Award for "Best Short-Form Music Video" in 2007.

The four-man band, featuring Damian Kulash, Tim Nordwind, Dan Konopka and Andrew Duncan, will be welcomed to the historic Englert Theater stage following a performance by a local talent, The Diplomats of Solid Sound.

The 10,000 Hours Show is a year-round effort to engage young people in volunteer service that culminates in a free concert for which the only admission is 10 or more volunteer hours with local nonprofits. Impacting the community and driven by young people, 10K is a powerful community building effort and vibrant learning experience. It is produced locally through a partnership between the UI and United Way of Johnson County.

The 10,000 Hours Show's annual concert is a unique celebration of these volunteers and their work, taking the best of "normal" concerts -- great bands, great atmosphere, great times -- and making them better through an all-volunteer audience, a community saying thanks, and performers who care. For more information see 10K's Web site at http://www.10000HoursEI.org.

For more information on The 10,000 Hours Show effort or the upcoming concert, contact media relations manager Cody Shafer at 319-400-6713 or Mark Anthony Dingbaum, executive director of outreach, at 319-321-7252.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500

MEDIA CONTACTS: Cody Shafer, 10,000 Hours Show, 319-400-6713; Mark Anthony Dingbaum, 10,000 Hours Show, 319-321-7252; George McCrory, University News Services, 319-384-0012, george-mccrory@uiowa.edu