A Road Scholar Program by Mark Dvorak
One of the most celebrated poets of all time, Illinois’ Carl Sandburg wrote an epic poem in the 1930s "The People, Yes," which turned the everyday words of Americans into everlasting images on the page. This presentation mixes some of the traditional folk songs preserved by Sandburg-who was also a folk song collector-and combines them with samples from this Pulitzer-Prize winning author. The result is a compelling and entertaining musical portrait of both the American essence and the stories of the people of the Midwestern heartland.
This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Mike Matejka, 309.827.3934.