Suzanne Hendrix-Case grew up in Charles City, Iowa and traveled the world as a self-employed opera singer. She recently moved to Sioux City with her husband, a photographer and web designer.
What took her back the place where pigs outnumber people? Was it the “Field of Dreams” claim to fame? The promise of never being more than 20 miles from cattle and corn? Or perhaps, the reputation of a college in one corner of the state that offered the kind of educational environment she could thrive in?
Morningside College was where she wanted to work.
“I can’t lie. I was happy to come back to Iowa. I missed Iowa. I think when you’re from Iowa you understand what’s so great about it," she said. "The people are nice. There’s a reason they say ‘Iowa nice.’ When you go other places, you realize the people are not as nice even when they’re friendly, it’s not the same thing."
Hendrix-Case is Siouxland Public Media’s Artist of the Month. She will be performing in a radio variety show at Eppley Auditorium on Friday for Siouxland Public Media’s annual spring fund drive.
The live broadcast will take place from 10 a.m. to noon.
It is free and open to the public.