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The Bloomquists, Dvorak team up for a legendary acoustic double bill in South Haven May 21

SOUTH HAVEN MI - Foundry Hall for the Arts will present a rare acoustic double bill featuring Ruth and Max Bloomquist of Muskegon, MI, and Chicago’s official troubadour Mark Dvorak on Saturday, May 21 at 7:30 pm. The concert will take place at Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum, 903 South Bailey.

2016 marks the Bloomquist’s 40th anniversary of making music together at a husband and wife duo. Their YouTube video, “Michigan Girl,” has reached over 340,000 views. 

“They’re folk music legends here in Michigan," said Foundry Hall director Lotte Resek. …

Pete Seeger & the Power of Song

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Old Town School Pete Seeger tribute comes to Hammond May 7

HAMMOND IN - The Hammond Public Library, 564 State Street welcomes Chicago’s “official troubadour,” Mark Dvorak for a special concert honoring the legacy of American folk icon, songwriter and activist Pete Seeger. The concert takes place at 2:00 pm.

The program features Dvorak leading the audience through some of Seeger’s best-known songs, including  “If I Had a Hammer,” “Where Have All the Flowers Gone,” “Turn, Turn, Turn,” and others that have become standard in the American folk repertoire..

Perhaps no single person of the 20th century has done more to preserve, broadcast, and redistribute folk music than Pete Seeger, who was born May 3, 1919. …

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