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Old Town School celebrates artist & activist

peggy in the studio

CHICAGO IL - On Friday, December 7, artist, illustrator and activist Peggy Lipschutz will be honored at a gala reception at the Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Avenue. The event is free and open to the public and runs from 7:00 - 9:00 pm.

The Peggy Lipschutz Art Fund


CHICAGO IL - The Peggy Lipschutz Art Fund was established this week by a group from the Old Town School of Folk Music headed up by faculty member Peg Browning

"Our goal is to raise $1,600," said Browning, the fund administrator. "We want to purchase Peggy Lipschutz' portrait of Joe Hill and make it a gift to the Old Town School of Folk Music." 

The Chicago Television Project: Stud's Place


CHICAGO IL - Pocket Guide to Hell presents Studs’ Place, a live performance of a new episode of the classic Studs Terkel television show, at the Hideout (1354 W Wabansia) on Sunday, November 11, 2012, at 7 PM. There is a $7-10 suggested donation.

In the early 1950s, broadcaster and oral historian Studs Terkel starred in 

American Standards for Folk Guitar

CHICAGO IL - In January 2013 Old Town School of Folk Music Artist-in-Resdence Mark Dvorak will offer a new class, "American Standards for Folk Guitar" at the Old Town School in Chicago, IL.

The eight week course will explore the richness of the American songbook. …

New Old Town School of Folk Music classes


The Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL,  has announced its class offering for Session 6, beginning Monday, October 29. Hundreds of new classes are offered each eight-week session.

MD will be teaching the following classes:

WeaverMania! back on the road


Michael Smith, Barbara Barrow, Christopher Walz and MD are reuniting to present WeaverMania! LIVE at the 2013 Big Muddy Folk Festival in Boonville, MO April 5 and 6.

"We took a chance, and are ecstatic that WeaverMania! will be with us this year at Big Muddy," said festival director

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