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Bob’s Barn Jamboree to feature Chicago folk legend in Lake Odessa on November 30

LAKE ODESSA, MI - Chicago’s “Official troubadour,” Mark Dvorak will make a rare concert appearance on Sunday, November 30 at Bob’s Barn Jamboree, 1417 Johnson Street, Lake Odessa. …

MD appointed to two arts advisory boards


Chicago folksinger, songwriter and educator Mark Dvorak has accepted appointment to the advisory board of two important Midwest arts organizations. 

The Uri-Eichen Gallery, 2101 S. Halsted, Chicago was founded by Kathy Steichen and her husband Chris Urias in 2011.

Noam Pikelny

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Banjo great Noam Pikelny playing his Skokie hometown

by Lilli Kuzma for Sun-Times Media

Banjo virtuoso Noam Pikelny is having a very good year. The Skokie native, a graduate of Niles North High School, was recently named banjo player of the year by the International Bluegrass Music Association, which also honored him with the Album of the Year award for his critically acclaimed “Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe.”

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