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All the President's Men

Roger DrakeIn addition to having a distinguished career in higher education, CMU President Roger Drake — in an earlier lifetime — played piano and other instruments with some of the nation’s foremost country artists from Nashville and elsewhere. ( Drake is shown here taking part as a guest artist with a Dixieland group at the 2016 Fayette Festival of the Arts).This year he’ll be doing one better. Several prominent musicians with whom he has worked in the past will travel to Fayette to perform with Drake from the bandstand at the ninth annual 2017 festival set for Saturday, Aug. 5. The all day event takes place at the courthouse and on the CMU campus. Dubbed “All the President’s Men,” the group is slated to play starting at 1 p.m.