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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Bob Dorr IPTV And IPR Update

Bob Dorr is the hardest working man in Iowa:-) Besides his radio gig at KUNI, and his outstanding band The Blue Band. He also helps raise money for IPTV. Here are some updates from the hardest working man in Iowa Showbiz:-)

There are no Blue Band dates this week (bad time of year to be out of work) so there is NO Blue Note either...

However, my Iowa Public Broadcasting career is in full swing! Iowa Public Television has invited me to be part of the fundraising team for two GREAT shows. TONIGHT (11/28) The Eric Clapton Crossroads Special 8-11pm. If you like guitar playing, you're gonna LOVE this one! Recorded last July in Chicago, this is the first time this special has aired. Then, tomorrow night, (11/29) 7:30-8:30, the Man In Black-Johnny Cash! This is another NEW special! As the Federal and State governments cut back on funds for the Public Broadcasting System (don't get me started on what could be accomplished with just one month's worth of Iraq spending) it becomes more and more incumbent on viewers/listeners to support Public Broadcasting. IPTV is the ONLY state-wide TV network and one of the state's most valuable resources. I'll be waiting to hear your phone call of support. I'm gonna bet that DVD of the Clapton show would make a great stocking stuffer for someone on your list! (stuff 'er? YOU stuff 'er, you brought 'er!) Please be generous in support of IOWA public broadcasting. More info:

And speaking of Public Broadcasting, because there is no Blue Band date this weekend, (and this is NOT a Blue Note) I'll be doing my Rock'n'Roll history show, Backtracks, on Iowa Public Radio-KUNI, LIVE this Saturday night, 7-10pm!! Suggestions/requests/salutations: 1-800-772-2440, ext. 5. You can get more info, listen on line, or even make a Christmas donation of support (!) at

Next weekend is Tour DeCasino week for the Blue Crew. Fri. 12/7 at Prairie Meadows Finish Line Lounge in Altoona. Sat. 12/8 at The Riverside Casino, south of Iowa City...

Since this is NOT a Blue Note, I won't tell you of my RETURN trip to the HyVee last week...

It's important to support things you enjoy/use/need. Write a check to your favorite Iowa Public broadcasting station-you'll be amazed at how great it makes you feel that you supported something you love and use. And then make plans to join The Blue Band sometime soon (that New Year's Eve reunion show is really gonna be fun. Tickets available NOW. More info:

I gotta git to Des Moines. It takes the make-up artist extra time with me! If she could only make me look 15 years younger and 20 pounds lighter! (that might take WAY too much time) We love you, Bob Dorr & The Blue Band

PS-since there is no Blue Band show this weekend, you might want to check out Wonderful Wally the Alligator Rassler (Christopher Wilcox) and his comedy routine in Cedar Rapids. His email note says: Friday night at Little King Komedy (Deli) where I will be joining Bustin Dustin and a Cedar Falls Comedian for a DVD recording of our stuff! I will be doing a longer set at Little King. Little King is smoke and alcohol free but I hope to have fun anyway! Little King Deli is located at 211 2nd St SE and the show will run from 7:30 until aprox. 9:00 PM.

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