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  • Little Big Band CD release party Nov. 27

    From press release The Little Big Band (the little band with the big sound), a seven-piece jazz band based in Rockford, has announced the release of Blue Moon, the band’s much-anticipated first album. The Little Big Band...

    • Posted November 24, 2010
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  • Guest Column: Help Dennis School students get books

    By Rachel Leon As several parents at Dennis School met to plan the upcoming book fair, we came across a quote: “A kid without a new book is a crime.” We liked the idea behind it, if...

    • Posted November 24, 2010
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  • Guest Column: Response to Marilyn Holder re: Obama

    Editor’s note: The following guest column is in response to the Nov. 3-9 Letter to the Editor “Obama’s actions do not compute,” by Marilyn Holder. By Rev. Frank S. Moyer Marilyn Holder’s letter, “Obama’s actions do not...

    • Posted November 24, 2010
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  • Holiday Tree Lighting, Festival of Lights event Nov. 28

    From press release Gather family and friends for the sights, sounds, and fun of the holiday season to enjoy the free annual Holiday Tree Lighting hosted by Rockford Park District from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov....

    • Posted November 24, 2010
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  • An Evening with the History Makers—10th Anniversary Gala

    By Edith McCauley Saturday, Nov. 20, we were privileged to be a part of the celebration honoring the African-American community and the commitment to be an essential part of this project now in its 10th year. Founder ...

    • Posted November 24, 2010
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  • Artists transform industrial relics into magical art at Kortman Gallery—show opens Nov. 26

    From press release Jeremy Klonocki is a sculptural display artist with a simple strategy: deconstruct and rebuild. Pam Kehoe-Peterson is an artist who creates distinctive “industrial poetic” jewelry. Both use reclaimed industrial relics to produce stunningly energetic...

    • Posted November 24, 2010
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  • Arts Council News: Artful holiday traditions

    By Anne E. O’Keefe Executive Director, Rockford Area Arts Council Congratulations to the Rockford Choral Union for showing the fortitude to bring Handel’s holiday classic Messiah to the Rockford community for the 65th consecutive year. It has...

    • Posted November 24, 2010
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  • Scripts due Dec. 3 for The Rockford Follies (Not Totally Legal)

    From press release Rockford Dance Company (RDC) has issued a call for scripts for its upcoming fund-raiser The Rockford Follies (Not Totally Legal), which will be produced at the Coronado Theatre Feb. 26, 2011. Script submission deadline...

    • Posted November 24, 2010
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  • Mighty Richland Players presents The Jester Ventures Forth

    From press release ORANGEVILLE, Ill.—The Jester Ventures Forth, another warped madrigal by Paul Brandvik, will play at the Mighty Richland Players, 203 W. High St., Orangeville, Ill., Nov. 26-28. Looking for an escape from leftover turkey and...

    • Posted November 24, 2010
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  • Tube Talk: Geoffrey Baer offers TV’s best tours of Chicago

    By Paula Hendrickson Contributing Writer Anyone lucky enough to have a TV that receives Chicago’s PBS station WTTW should be familiar with Geoffrey Baer. If you get WTTW and have no idea who he is, I’d say...

    • Posted November 24, 2010
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