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Old Town School of Folk Music

Old Town School of Folk Music
Old Town School of Folk Music

Old Town School Of Folk Music Teachers Reach Deal For 1st Union Contract

Teachers are expected to vote on the new contract this month, a union spokesman said.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Lincoln Square Native American Musical Showcase Part Of Push To Establish Indigenous Peoples’ Day In Chicago

The Old Town School of Folk Music is hosting its third annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day Concert Oct. 13.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Old Town School Of Folk Music Teachers Want Seats On Nonprofit’s Board

Teachers presented a public letter of support for the union’s demands from more than 60 people, including Old Town co-founder Frank Hamilton and Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Old Town School Of Folk Music Hosting Virtual Juneteenth Celebration Friday

People who plan to enjoy the free concert are being asked to donate to the Chicago Torture Justice Center.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Lincoln Square To Get Pop-Up Drive-In Movie Theater In Old Town’s Parking Lot

The Davis Theater's drive-in events will initially be hosted at the Old Town School Of Folk Music’s parking lot in Lincoln Square. But the theater owners are still searching for a larger lot in the area.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Artist Behind ‘Tiny Guide’ Donating More Than $10,000 In Sales To City’s Indie Record Stores And Venues

Maura Walsh is donating proceeds from her popular hand-drawn guide as well as from larger prints.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Old Town School Of Folk Music Partners With Columbia College To Bring Its Music Classes, Wiggleworms To South Loop

Columbia College and Old Town School of Folk Music will kick off a new partnership next month.

South Loop

Old Town School Of Folk Music Will Not Sell Armitage Avenue Building After All

Instead, the school will focus on improving enrollment, the school's leader said.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Old Town School of Folk Music’s Executive Director Steps Down, Citing Health Issues

Bau Graves was hospitalized in early last November with serious blockages in three coronary arteries and has been on leave since that time, according to the school.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Old Town School Of Folk Music Teachers Want To Unionize To Give Them Voice In How School Is Run

Ald. Ameya Pawar, who said the school is the second-largest employer in the area, rallied with the music teachers Tuesday.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Old Town School Of Folk Music Teachers File For Union Representation, Tuesday Rally Planned

The rally outside the school's building at 4544 N. Lincoln Ave. will begin at 10:30 a.m. and include teachers and students performing live music.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Old Town School Of Folk Music Postpones Planned Sale Of Armitage Building After Community Outcry

The school said the 909 W. Armitage Ave. building won’t be put on the market until March, giving those who want to save it more time to negotiate.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Students Meet With Old Town School Of Folk Leadership, Say They Want To Help School Save Armitage Building

Students asked for more say in how decisions, like selling the Lincoln Park building, are made. Teachers also announced their intent to form a union.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Don’t Sell Old Town School Of Folk Music’s Armitage Avenue Building, Fans Plead In Letters

More than 100 letters from fans will be delivered to the school on Thursday.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Old Town School Of Folk Music Says Buyout Offers Have Nothing To Do With Sale Of Armitage Avenue Building

The Save The Old Town group want a meeting with the school's leadership as the push to save the Armitage building continues.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park