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The von Trapps are the real deal

The von Trapps are the real deal

The von Trapps are a hip indie-pop band, but the name is not ironic. The group's members are the great-grandchildren of the Captain and Maria von Trapp, the real-life couple who inspired the iconic film musical "The Sound of Music." The von Trapps are the four siblings Sofia, 26; Melanie, 24; Amanda, 23; and August, 20. The quartet plays SPACE in Evanston on Tuesday. The band is touring behind its lustrous new EP "Dancing in Gold," a release that features the members' evocative four-part harmonies and winning alt-pop music. Although the von Trapps perform their own original songs, they remain respectful of their family legacy. The siblings knew early in life...

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