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  • Drive-By Truckers play Otto’s July 11

    By Joe McGehee Staff Writer Drive-By Truckers will take the stage Sunday, July 11, at Otto’s in DeKalb, as they continue to tour with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. “It’s killer touring with Tom Petty and the...

    • Posted July 7, 2010
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  • Theater Review: Oklahoma!: ‘Oh, what a beautiful evening’

    By Bill Beard I humbly confess I have often sworn I would be perfectly happy if I never had to sit through the musical Oklahoma! again! So, what happens? Here I am…after loving the Timber Lake Playhouse...

    • Posted July 7, 2010
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  • Museum offers Italian Cut-Work class

    From press release Join the Ethnic Heritage Museum, 1129 S. Main St., every Sunday through November from 2 to 4 p.m. to view some of the most outstanding forms of Italian needlework in the “Summer Weddings: Italian...

    • Posted July 7, 2010
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  • Hanging Out in Rockford: One last column—dreaming

    By Mike Leifheit Columnist I’m sitting at my little bar. Frank Schier is at my big bar, but only about one or two stools away from me. We are conversing with a friend of ours. The friend,...

    • Posted July 7, 2010
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  • Songs and Scenes: A week of flashbacks–in three parts

    By Jonathan Hicks Staff Writer One One of my favorite artists is a guy by the name of Butch Walker. Late last week, I was listening to his 2008 album, Sycamore Meadows, as I do regularly. In...

    • Posted July 7, 2010
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  • RAM Talks Art: Alchemy and Image children’s programming

    By Carrie Breitbach Education Director, Rockford Art Museum Summer is half over. (I hate to start anything off with a negative, but let’s face it, summer is half over.) Teachers are starting to perspire with anxiety that...

    • Posted July 7, 2010
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  • Tube Talk: Old and new summer series

    By Paula Hendrickson Contributing Writer Summer viewing heats up even more this week with the season openers of several new shows. Some are new, others are old favorites. Fans of The Closer can expect a couple of...

    • Posted July 7, 2010
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  • The Second Half: Challenges: Diamonds in the rough?

    By Kathleen D. Tresemer Columnist In our Second Half of life, we have challenges. How we prepare for them, handle ’em, and otherwise view them makes a difference in both attitude and outcome. But many of my...

    • Posted July 7, 2010
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  • Summer cooling program utility assistance

    From press release The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), administered by the City of Rockford Human Services Department, will again be offering a summer cooling program to assist qualified Winnebago and Boone County households with...

    • Posted July 7, 2010
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  • Pet Talk: Small rodents as pets

    From College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University Think of mice and men. Are they foe or friend? Not your customary selection for a pet, but with some insight and some guidance, you may be more receptive...

    • Posted July 7, 2010
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