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Updated: 11/08/2013 08:14:35AM

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In 2009 FAME Founder Denise Pivovar, Heron Creek Middle School Music Director, Sarah Cooper, and FAME Co Founder Jim Pivovar presented students with stringed instruments.

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By Chris Kourapis

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FAME (Friends for the Advancement of Musical Education) will be providing three days of nonstop musical entertainment, food, vendors and games on Nov. 8-10 at Englewood's Pioneer Park on Dearborn Street.

FAME constructs an actual Music City, according to Jim Pivovar, who, along with his wife, Denise, his friend, Barry Bianche, and about 200 volunteers, have been building and assembling store fronts that resemble actual hotels, restaurants, and shops at the park for the past eight years. So far, they have built Whiskey Corners, Hotel California, Gulf Cove Moose Lodge, and three stages for musical performances. New this year will be a 10' x 20' building called the "Walls of Fame" where inside panels will feature pictures and articles that tell the story of FAME, with graphics and designs provided by Hartman's Print Center. Outside, white paneled walls will be transformed into brilliant musical scenes by local artists who are invited to create artwork during the Music City event. Community sponsors and inductees to be honored in the Walls of Fame understand that they are supporting the next generation of musicians. They realize that music enhances a child's educational experience and fosters academic, social and emotional growth. Current sponsors include: Grande Aire Services, DMK Associates, Farlows, Key Agency, Stevens the Florist, Gulf Cove Moose Lodge, Placida and Sunrise Rotary Clubs, Walmart, Hartman's Print Center, DB Sound, Mangos, Englewood CRA, Eagles FOE and Farmers Market.

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