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September 16, 2014
 
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.”
  • ‘The Big Tiny’ author Dee  Williams in Decorah Sept. 30
    Dee Williams, Portland-based author of the popular memoir and DIY tiny house book, “The Big Tiny,” will give a talk on the Luther College campus at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, in Valders Hall of Science room 206. 
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  • Nordic roots music coming to Decorah in Sept., Oct.
    Enjoy Scandinavian Nordic Roots music at Vesterheim Museum and the Hotel Winneshiek in Decorah this fall. 
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  • Zen center offers special book  reading, discussion September 28
    A special book reading and discussion will be held at the Decorah Zen Center (309 West Broadway) Sunday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. 
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  • An informational meeting to help organize local support for Central American refugee children is Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m. at the Decorah Public Library.  
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  • SAC Spotlight presents Evasons mind reading duo September 19
    Join the internationally renowned Jeff and Tessa Evason in a mind-blowing evening of telepathy and showmanship when the Evasons Mentalist Mind Reading Duo take the stage at Marty’s 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, on the Luther College campus. 
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  • Seeking stories on food, farming and recipes, the modern folk band, Awful Purdies, begin their tour of Iowa Sunday, Sept. 14. 
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  • Center Stage Series:
    Luther College invites everyone to open the 2014-15 Center Stage Series season not only with a bang, but with a “BAM,” a “ZOOM” and a “PEW PEW PEW” as the live-action graphic novel “The Intergalactic Nemesis: Target Earth” makes its landing on the Luther campus Saturday, Sept. 13. 
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  • The Decorah Music Boosters will hold their annual chili supper in the Decorah High School cafeteria Friday, Sept. 12, from 4:30-7 p.m. prior to the Decorah vs. Independence varsity football game. 
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  • Klimesh announces retirement
    Winneshiek Medical Center Director of Nursing Linda Klimesh is retiring after 36 years of service. 
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  • Join Craig Thompson, from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m., at the Decorah Public Library as he shares stories and insights from the Osa Peninsula in South America. 
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  • Luther College has announced the appointment of a number of faculty for the upcoming year, effective August 2014. 
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  • Luther SAC Spotlight presents The Mowglis
    Luther College invites everyone to spend an evening listening to joyous tones of the quintessentially Californian, genre-sliding band The Mowglis. 
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  • ‘First Friday,’ Sept. 5:
    Friday, Sept. 5, is First Friday at ArtHaus in Decorah (508 W. Water St.) from 7-9 p.m., with an artist reception for “Monkey Lisa”-- an exhibit of artwork from one of ArtHaus’s new co-directors, Eric Petersen-Brant. 
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  • The Murasaki Duo, featuring husband-and-wife team Miko Kominami and Eric Kutz, members of the Luther College faculty, will present a piano-cello recital titled “A French Affair” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Music Hall on Luther campus. 
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  • Decorah’s Bonnie Koloc and Ellen Rockne will perform live Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Humane Society of Northeast Iowa’s grand opening celebration and fundraiser. 
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