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Iowa in Popular Culture – 06/02/10

Posted by kristobaldude on June 3, 2010

Movie:  What Would Jesus Buy?

* Traer, IA – Mike at the clothing store was interviewed.

Music: Shannon Brown

* Country pop singer from Spirit Lake, IA

Music:  Truth & Janey

* 70’s Heavy Metal band from Cedar Rapids, IA.  Like Cream + Budgie + Black Sabbath + Kyuss.  Music similar to what today is called Sludge or Stoner Metal.

Actor:  Colin Firth (has multiple Iowa ties)

* Paternal grandfather trained as a doctor @ University of Iowa in Iowa City

* Mother lived in Ankeny, IA for 8 years until she was 16 years old.

http://www.npr.org/templates/transcript/transcript.php?storyId=123284866

TV:  Maverick

* In an episode, a guy says he owns a furniture store in Cedar Rapids.

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