St. Charles IL • 7.10.15 • Steel Beam Theatre

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Troubadour Mark Dvorak returns to St. Charles to benefit Steel Beam Theatre

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ST. CHARLES IL -  The Steel Beam Theatre presents, “An Intimate Evening with Mark Dvorak” on Friday, July 10, 8:00 pm at the Steel Beam Theatre, 111 W. Main Street, St. Charles. Tickets are $15 per adult and all proceeds support the theatre and its programs.

Now in its fourteenth season, the Steel Beam Theatre earned “Best of the Fox” from the Kane County Chronicle reader’s poll last year. The professional theatre operates year-round with a full schedule of adult shows, children’s theatre, workshops and concerts.

“We had a very successful event last summer with Mark,” said Donna Steele, founder and director of the Steel Beam Theatre. “And we are thrilled he’ll be joining us again for the benefit concert July 10.”

“He’s the real deal,” said Bau Graves, Executive Director of Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music, where Dvorak is artist-in-residence. ”Mark has made music his life and livelihood. He’s been a top faculty member at the school for more than twenty-five years. His performances are elegant, rich and powerful.”

Dvorak has released sixteen albums to date and performed in thirty-eight states, and in Canada, Ireland and Finland. In 2013 he published his first book of essays and poetry, “Bowling for Christmas and Other Tales from the Road.” Also in 2013 he was honored by Folk Alliance International with the FARM Lantern Bearer Award for his contributions to folk and community music.

“For me, folk music has always been a part of our shared history,” said Dvorak. "But it also gives us a language we can use to express ourselves; to let others know what we are thinking and what we are feeling.”

Dvorak plans to release three new projects in the coming months. “I’ve been working on an album of just banjo music, and I want to release a collection of older songs, standards like “Someone to Watch Over Me,” by George Gershwin, and a song Fats Waller recorded in the 1930s, “It’s a Sin to Tell a Lie.” I also want to release some spoken word material.

Tickets can be ordered by phoning the Steel Beam Theatre box office at 630 587 8521 or online at www.steelbeamtheatre.com. For more information on Mark Dvorak, visit his website at www.markdvorak.com.

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