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Jacob Bancks join Mindy Heusel on Perspective for another episode of Music 101, this one featuring Augustana College's new Assistant Professor of Music and conductor of the Augustana Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Daniel Chetel.

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While Americans typically eat a diet vastly different than that of people in the rest of the world, one thing is the same: food brings us together. That's the idea behind the new exhibit, "Hungry Planet" at the Putnam Museum in Davenport. 

Credit QCSO

As it prepares to start a new season, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra has decided to keep working with its music director and conductor. This week, the QCSO extended the contract for Mark Russell Smith, through the 2020 season.

Smith is currently serving his ninth season with the symphony. The Board of Trustees president, Sue Honsey, says in a statement, "Although not a local resident, he has become a recognizable face in the Quad Cities community over the past eight years."

Maquoketa at the Figge

Sep 29, 2016
Figge Art Museum

The faces of nearly 200 eastern Iowa residents will go on display at the Figge Art Museum this weekend. "Portrait of Maquoketa," features oil portraits painted by Rose Frantzen in 2006.

Previously it's been exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC and the State Historical Museum in Des Moines, and was purchased by the Figge for its permanent collection 3 years ago.

A beer cave in Iowa City
submitted / University of Iowa

This week, Monmouth College students will learn what working class Romans, Dubliners, and Midwesterners have in common. Tomorrow, University of Iowa Professor, Sarah Bond, and Tom Keegan, from the university's Digital Scholarship and Publishing Studio, will present "The Local: Mapping Real and Imagined Taverns, Pubs, and Breweries from Antiquity to Modernity."

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