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Old Town School performers Mark Dvorak and Christopher Walz perform October 8 - 11 on historic Pullman Rail Journey 

CHICAGO IL - Pullman Rail Journeys and the Old Town School of Folk Music announce a partnership to provide world-class entertainment on selected trips. The music programming reunites the American Songbook with Golden Age Rail travel. Pullman Rail Journeys is a rail transportation experience of a bygone time in distinguished Pullman Rail Cars restored to original splendor with modern enhancements to accommodate today's traveler. Joining the train on selected trips will be live performers from the Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago's long-running hub of music, culture and community since 1957.

Folk singer Dvorak to receive Lantern Bearer Award at October conference

CHICAGO IL - The Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM) Board of Directors has named folk singer Mark Dvorak as the  2013 Lantern Bearer Award recipient. The award will be presented at the annual conference, October 24-27 at the Sheraton Westport Plaza Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri.

The Midwest region of Folk Alliance International includes twelve states, two Canadian provinces and one territory.

"The Lantern Bearer recognition is given to an individual who has contributed locally and regionally to folk performance arts and the folk and dance community for twenty-five years or more," said Robert Hofbauer, President of the FARM Board of Directors. …

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