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Unique musicians coming to Northwest Indiana stages

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Updated: December 2, 2012 2:06PM



Eric Lugosch and Mark Dvorak, both entertaining performers and longtime instructors at the acclaimed Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, will bring their unique talents to Northwest Indiana this weekend.

† Whether blues or bluegrass, jazz, rhythm and blues, or ragtime, Lugosch’s acoustic guitar playing eloquently crosses the range of American music. He won the 1984 National Fingerpicking Championship and has since been writing, teaching and performing around the world, and opening for acts including Taj Mahal and Doc Watson.

On Friday, Nov. 2, Lugosch presents a workshop and performs at Front Porch Music, 505 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso.

Lugosch, “regarded as one of America’s best original fingerstyle composers,” will present a workshop on arranging pieces for fingerstyle guitar at 5:30 p.m. This program is open to beginner to advanced guitarists. A concert follows at 8 p.m., and will feature traditional songs, jazz standards and Lugosch’s original compositions.

Tickets are $25 for the workshop, $12 for the concert, or $35 for both. Call 464-4700 for more information.

† Musician and singer-songwriter Dvorak puts on a very engaging show. His concerts celebrate familiar folk songs and add in his clever and often poignant original songs, all accompanied by his guitar or banjo, with interesting or funny stories in-between.

Dvorak will present two programs on Saturday, Nov. 3, in Michigan City.

His program “Old Songs & New People” is an interactive introduction to American folk music targeted to youth and families. This free concert will be at 2 p.m. at the Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th St., just south of U.S. 12.

At 7:30 p.m. Dvorak will be in concert at the Mainstreet Theatre, 807 Franklin St. in Michigan City. Tickets are $12 for adults, $11 for senior citizens and $6 for students high school age and younger. To reserve tickets, call 874-4269,or email info@festivalplayersguild.org.



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