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October 24, 2014
 
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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 29th Annual Northeast Iowa Holiday Craft Sale, sponsored by the Decorah Music Boosters, is Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25 and 26, at Decorah High School. 
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  • 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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  • 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.  
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  • Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin) will be at the Luther Student Union (Mott Room) Friday, Oct. 24, at 9 a.m. to speak for Congressman Bruce Braley. 
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  • The leadership of the NICC Board of Trustees will remain the same, following the annual election of officers earlier this week.  
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  • Willard Linnevold recipient of 2014 Carlo Sperati award
    Luther College has named Decorah's Willard Linnevold, class of 1937, the 2014 recipient of the Dr. Carlo A. Sperati award for distinguished achievement in the fields of teaching and conducting.  
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  • Governor Terry Branstad will campaign in Decorah Friday, Oct. 24. 
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  • The Decorah Chorale is presenting a “Meet the Director” evening of social gathering and music Sunday, Nov. 9, at T-Bock’s Upstairs in downtown Decorah. 
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  • Windserene  presents Trio  recital Oct. 26
    Windserene, a new Decorah chamber music ensemble, will present its first recital Sunday, Oct. 26, at 2 p.m. at the Decorah Covenant Church at 115 Washington Street in Decorah. 
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  • Luther College Nordic Choir to release new  album, ‘Prayer'
    Luther College Nordic Choir, one of the top college choirs in the nation, recently released their newest album, “Prayer. 
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  • Center Stage Series:
    In a thought-provoking addition to Luther College’s Center Stage Series of live performances, an L.A. Theatre Works production of John Ball’s “In the Heat of the Night” will take the stage 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on the Luther campus. 
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  • The Western Home String Band is hosting a family dance Sunday, Oct. 26, from 2–3:30 p.m., at the UCC Church Fellowship Hall, 209 W. Broadway, Decorah. 
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  • Alpha Sigma Sorority’s Annual pie bake to help Dawley with college expenses
    Alpha Sigma Sorority’s Annual pie bake will this year benefit Decorah High School student Lydia Dawley in her endeavors to attend college.
    Pies may be ordered through Nov. 14, by calling, or texting, Dawn 563-379-7093 or Heidi 563-380-9239. 
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  •  The Winneshiek County Cattlemen’s Association (WCCA) will once again offer a Beef Opportunity Program opportunity to area youth.  
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  • Decorah native Scott chosen for conference
    Decorah native David William Scott has been chosen to represent the 12 million members of the United Methodist Church worldwide at an upcoming conference in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.  
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