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Ellertsen featured on Thursday at Wyanet Library

WYANET — The Wyanet Library’s 2nd Thursday@the Library in February is sponsored by the Illinois Humanities Council. At 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Illinois Road Scholar Pete Ellertsen will present his program, “Swing Low: Dwight Moody, An Original Crossover Music Artist.”

Ellertsen will talk about Chicago evangelist Dwight Moody and his music director Ira Sankey. He will explain how their incorporation of Anglo-Celtic and African-American spiritual music became the basis of much of the music we listen to today, including country, jazz, blues and rock. 

He will also talk about how their music took form from many cultures. It will be an entertaining program.

Refreshments will be served. For more information, visit Ellertsen’s web/blog “Hogfiddle” at http://hogfiddle.blogspot.com/p/road-scholars.html. See more at: http://www.prairie.org/bios/road-scholars/pete-ellertsen#sthash.RfADbDyp.dpuf.

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