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Homewood Izaak Walton Preserve Newsletter

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HIWP Annual Potluck Dinner & Folk Music Concert

HOMEWOOD IL - For many years we have enjoyed our annual potluck dinner on the 4th Thursday of February. This …

Just Something My Grandma Used to Sing

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BRIDGEVIEW IL - The Bridgeview Public Library welcomes Chicago’s “official troubadour” Mark Dvorak to its performance series on Thursday, February 22 at 6:…

A trad classic

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Streets of Old Chicago hits 7th printing

When Mark Dvorak released The Streets of Old Chicago in 1998, he had performed at venues throughout the Midwest and …

Showcasing FARM

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Folk Alliance Region Midwest is the regional chapter of Folk Alliance International. Each year FARM sponsors a conference and gathering to help promote contemporary, …

OTS Afternoon @ Wrigley Field August 8

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The Old Town School of Folk Music and the Chicago Cubs will present a Pop Up Guitar Class at The Park at Wrigley Field on Tuesday, August 8 from 4:00 pm …

Music and Pot Lucks launches acoustic event August 7

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The Old Town School of Folk Music returns to the Oak Park area on Saturday, September 30 for classes and a house concert in support of the Songs for Peace …

Meet Up & Eat Up July 10 - August 18 in Oak Park IL

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Folk artist Dvorak brings music to Oak Park summer lunch program

OAK PARK IL - The Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry will distribute meals for children and …

Amelia K. Spicer, MD headline Flint Folk Festival

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17th Flint Folk Music Festival July 22

FLINT, MI - The Flint Folk Music Society presents a day of music and activities featuring outstanding artists from Michigan …

MD performs @ Forsee Vineyards in Coffeen IL

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Forsee Vineyards is nestled in the rolling hills of rural Montgomery County, near Coffeen, a small town just north of Greenville, Illinois. The vineyard was …

Music in the Garden

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Music in the Garden features Chicago folk artist on July 27

ST. JOSEPH MI - The Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library, 500 Market Street welcomss Chicago’s “…

Old Town School teaching artists lead sing along

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Old Town School of Folk Music teaching artists to lead community sing along in Forest Park on April 30

RIVER FOREST IL - Chicago’s “official troubadour” Mark …

This Land Is Your Land

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This Land Is Your Land comes to Schubas April 23

CHICAGO IL - Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport welcomes Old Town School of Folk Music artists Campeau and Craig, …

Community Sing Along Concert

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Sing Along Concert in Forest Park to benefit Community Foundation, Food Pantry and Housing Forward

RIVER FOREST IL - The first annual Oak Park River Forest …

Illinois Library Association

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Mark Dvorak to showcase for the ILA Reaching Forward Conference in Rosemont May 5

ROSEMONT IL - The Illinois Library Association’s 28th annual Reaching Forward …

We get letters...

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Carol Cat Trochelman of Washington IL writes:

I got a little story for you. A little while back you played at the Washington Library. I talked my eighty-one …

MD & Mike Dunbar on NPR StoryCorps

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In 1978 & 1979 MD took a handful of guitar classes with MIke Dunbar at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago. Today, Mike is a bandleader and multi-…

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