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August 15, 2013

Jazz at IHCC

Jazz at IHCC

OTTUMWA — HoraceScope, one of Kansas City’s premier jazz groups, will be performing on Friday, Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at St. John Auditorium on the Ottumwa Campus of Indian Hills Community College.

Led by trumpeter Stan Kessler, HoraceScope is a tribute to the music of Horace Silver, one of the most important pianists and jazz composers of the last 60 years. His compositions cover a vast array of styles, including swing, Latin, ballads, blues and waltzes. The tunes are thrilling, vital and sure to entertain and excite. Kessler has assembled some of Kansas City’s most venerable jazz artists for this historic presentation including saxophonist David Chael, pianist Roger Wilder, bassist James Albright and drummer Sam Wisman.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Centerville men pitching shoes at Iowa State Fair

DES MOINES — Horseshoe champions vied for the winning title in the Iowa State Junior Championship, the Iowa State Women’s Championship and the Open Singles divisions of the Horseshoe Pitching Tournament held Sunday at the 2013 Iowa State Fair.

Pot luck for Bryan McClurg

The Fraternal Order of the Eagles No. 2675 will be hosting a free-will donation pot luck dinner for Bryan McClurg, who was recently diagnosed with cancer that has spread to his bones. All donations will go directly to Bryan to help him with medical expenses. The dinner will be held Friday, Aug. 23 from 5-7 p.m. at the Eagles, 1101 S. 18th St. in Centerville. If you have any questions you can contact that Eagles Club at (641) 856-5912.

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