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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 several prominent musicians with whom he has worked in the past will travel to Fayette to perform with Drake from the bandstand at the tenth annual Fayette Festival of the Arts. The group is scheduled to start at 1:30 p.m. The program will feature a salute to Merle Haggard.