Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Jazz Under The Stars is "ICCY"--Dennis

A big night for the arts and culture crowd, KCCK in particular last night, as we were honored at the inaugural Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance Awards for Innovation and Excellence, the "ICCYs" (Pronounced "Ickies").

Jazz Under The Stars was recognized in the Music Programming category, a field that also included Holiday Pops and Cabaret in the Courtyard.

It was a fun night, not only for awards but also great performances from City Circle Acting Company (whose collaboration with the Iowa Children's Museum and the Englert, "Suessical," won two ICCYs), the University of Iowa Opera company, Kevin "BF" Burt, Riverside Theatre and New Beat Society.

Z102.9's Schulte and Swann hosted the event and I served as booth announcer which meant, yes, when we won I was able to say... "Accepting the award for KCCK is...well, me."

Thanks to ICCA Executive Director Joe Jennison and his organizing committee for a great evening that reminded us just how much innovation and excellence there is in our arts and culture community!

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