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  • Christians provoked at Northern Illinois Women’s Center

    Editor’s note: The following was sent as a news release from Catholic League, New York, N.Y., the nation’s largest Catholic civil rights organization. Catholic League President Bill Donohue is making public a letter he sent today to...

    • Posted September 30, 2009
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  • Fall ArtScene Oct. 2-3

    From press release Rockford Area Arts Council will present the 22nd Annual Fall ArtScene Oct. 2-3. Fall ArtScene showcases original works of art at 45 different locations across the Rockford area from 5 to 9 p.m., Friday,...

    • Posted September 30, 2009
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  • E-I-E-I-O gears up for Oct. 10 show at Mary’s Place

    • Band with Rockford ties (drummer Scott Gorsuch) offers ‘locomotive rock and twang’ By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Mary’s Place, the oldest bar in Rockford, continues its tradition of bringing popular bands to Rockford. Frontier Records act...

    • Posted September 30, 2009
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  • Hanging Out in Rockford: Making sausages and other things—A wonderful gentleman

    By Mike Leifheit Columnist My experience at Eichmann’s is the absolute opposite of my experience at Grant Park Packing. A man looks up from his desk and says, “What kind of sausage are you making?” I tell...

    • Posted September 30, 2009
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  • Ethnic Heritage Museum salutes Victory Bell Oct. 4

    From press release The public is invited to attend the unveiling of the Ethnic Heritage Museum’s newest exhibit, “A Salute to Victory Bell…The Nation’s Longest-serving Alderman.” The unveiling will be from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct....

    • Posted September 30, 2009
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  • Literary Hook: A morning meditation poem to start off October

    By Christine Swanberg Author and Poet Haven’t we had a beautiful, cool and lush summer with a lovely, toasty September? Is there anything that compares to a bright, crisp fall day? Have you noticed the golden sunrises...

    • Posted September 30, 2009
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  • Theater Review: August Wilson’s Ma Rainey at the Court Theatre

    By Edith McCauley Theater Critic Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom opened on Broadway in 1984 and was the beginning of August Wilson’s work that evolved into a decade-by-decade exploration of the African-American experience in the 20th century. Having...

    • Posted September 30, 2009
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  • Tube Talk: A Week of Discovery

    By Paula Hendrickson Contributing Writer The first week of October will be spectacular for area fans of Discovery Channel. Not only does the always-entertaining (and often stomach-churning) Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe kick off another batch of...

    • Posted September 30, 2009
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  • Mythbusters stars at Oct. 3 Discovery Center fund-raiser

    From press release Mark your calendars and save Oct. 3 to see Grant Imahara and Kari Byron from the Discovery Channel hit show MythBusters. The Discovery Center Auxiliary is bringing Imahara and Byron to Rockford for a...

    • Posted September 30, 2009
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  • Warner Bros. and YouTube settle squabble

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Warner Bros. artists like AC/DC, Bjork, Green Day and a host of others, will make a return to YouTube. After it claimed it wasn’t happy with advertising revenue from YouTube, Warner Bros....

    • Posted September 30, 2009
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