October 31, 2014
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Conference focuses on ‘sports, race, media’
Monday, February 24, 2014 1:00 PM
When Vogue magazine published its April 2008 issue, featuring on its cover the Annie Liebovitz photograph of NBA all-star LeBron James and Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen, representatives for the magazine noted two things:
First: It was the first time in its 122-year history that Vogue had featured an African American man on its cover.
Second – and this, in the face of widespread critique of the image for what many media commentators saw as its reinforcement of racial stereotypes – the cover “sought to celebrate two superstars at the top of their game.”
Braley at Java John's Sunday
Democrat Bruce Braley will be in Decorah Sunday, Nov. 2, at 9:30 a.m. at Java John's.
Discuss memoir ‘Blessed Are the Crazy’ at the public library Dec. 8
Come to Decorah Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, for a public discussion of Sarah Griffith Lund’s new memoir, Blessed are the crazy: breaking the silence about mental illness, family, and church.
Vesterheim Museum to host Knit-In November 8 and 9
Vesterheim museum is hosting a Knit-In Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 8 and 9 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day.
Anonymous 4 at Luther College Thursday, Nov. 6
Anonymous 4, covering everything from medieval music to contemporary classical, will perform as part of Luther College’s Center Stage Series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall.
'Casting for Recovery'...
Women from throughout the state of Iowa gathered in Decorah last weekend to enjoy the fall colors, visit the Decorah eagles, do some shopping – and try their hand at fly-fishing, most of them for the first time.
Luther College Art Song Jamboree Monday, Nov. 10
The first Song Jam of the 2014-15 Luther College Art Song Jamboree series will be held at 5:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, in the Recital Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus.
Luther College presents 2014 Weston Noble Choral Award to James Johnson
Luther College has named James Johnson of Sioux Falls, S.D., Luther class of 1975, the 2014 recipient of the Weston Noble Choral Award for distinguished achievement in the fields of teaching and conducting.
Inwood Ballroom to host 2014 Tour For The Cure fundraiser for Winneshiek Co. Celebration of Life
The Inwood Ballroom in Spillville is hosting 2014 Tour For The Cure to benefit Winneshiek Co. Celebration of Life Saturday, Nov. 1, featuring The Motown Experience with Funktion Junction.
Community harvest festival, sweet swap Nov. 1
A free, community harvest festival and sweet swap is Saturday, Nov. 1, from 1 - 3 p.m. at Phelps Park in Decorah.
Calmar Corvette Club donates to WMC for diabetes education
In support of local diabetes education, the Calmar Corvette Club recently presented a gift of $4,874 to the Winneshiek Medical Center Foundation.
Jack Hatch, Monica Vernon here Thursday
Democratic candidate for governor Jack Hatch and candidate for lieutenant governor Monica Vernon will attend a meet-and-greet at the Winneshiek County Democratic headquarters Thursday, Oct. 30, at 8 a.m.
Gov. Branstad, Reynolds campaign in Decorah
There’s more work to do in Des Moines.
Still time to vote absentee
Absentee balloting is still available for the Tuesday, Nov. 4, general election.
All State music selections named for 2014
All-State Music auditions were held in Manchester over the weekend.
Faculty Artist Series
Kristin Hightower, former Luther College adjunct faculty in music, and Beth Ray Westlund, Luther associate professor of music, will perform a vocal recital at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus. Jessica Paul, Luther professor of music, is the collaborative pianist for the recital.
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