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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 Conference will take place at the Donald E. Stevens Convention Center, 5555 North River Road, on May 5. The conference features a full day of programming including the popular Performer’s Showcase featuring performers for both children and adults.

Chicago’s “offiicial troubadour,” Mark Dvorak has been selected as a showcase artist for the conference. Dvorak has been a cultural arts resource for Illinois libraries for more than twenty-five years. …

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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 year old mom into going even though she did not want to. Since Dad passed away a little over a year ago, she doesn’t want to do anything. In October she had a small stroke.

Well, she had so much fun at the concert, she was singing along and tapping her feet, and loved you so much, we got three of your CDs - "Every Step of the Way,” “The Streets of Old Chicago,” and her favorite, “Time Ain’t Got Nothin’ on Me.” 

She listens to you sing many times a day. …

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