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Pete Seeger & the Power of Song


On January 29, MD and members of the Old Town School Folk Chorus performed “A Tribure to Pete Seeger” at Convenant Village Retirement Community, Northbrook IL. The one-hour concert was broadcast on local access televsion throughout the Covenant Village campus.

Bound for the Bluegrass State


Chicago folk musician debuts Community Concert Partnership in Kentucky March 18 - 20

LEXINGTON KY - When folk singer-songwriter Mark Dvorak began his career in music, he knew right away he was in it for the long haul. “For me, folk music has always been a part of our  shared history,” said Dvorak, who is based in Chicago. …

Building the Studs Terkel Archive


Louis “Studs” Terkel was a Pulitzer Prize winning author, ground-breaking oral historian, and host of a radio show on Chicago’s WFMT for nearly 50 years. He was a Chicago icon, a man of the world, and a man ahead of his time. To keep his legacy alive and growing - and to help new generations engage with Studs and explore the themes he celebrated -  the Studs Terkel Radio Archive has been established at

Just Something My Grandma Used to Sing


ALTON IL - The Hayner Public Library welcomes Chicago’s “official troubadour” Mark Dvorak to its performance series on Tuesday, March 8 at 6:30 pm. The concert will take place at the Alton Square Library, 132 Alton Square.

Dvorak will present “Just Something My Grandma Used to Sing,” an autobiographical program of songs and stories.

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