Arts community presents free ‘Curtain Up!’ event Sept. 8

Staff Report

Rockford’s arts and entertainment community will kick off their 2011-2012 seasons at “Curtain Up!” from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Coronado Performing Arts Center. Admission is free.

At “Curtain Up!”, the Rockford community can discover all their local arts and entertainment organizations have to offer for the 2011-2012 season. Attendees can talk to representatives from the various organizations and purchase season subscriptions and single tickets.

The event will include free appetizers, cash bar, live music and ticket giveaways.

Presenting organizations include AgeQuake Theatre, Artists’ Ensemble Theater, Charlotte’s Web for the Performing Arts, Coronado Performing Arts Center, Discovery Center Museum, Kantorei, the Singing Boys of Rockford, Land of Lincoln Theater Organ Society, Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center, the MetroCentre, The Music Academy, Rock Valley College Starlight Theatre, Rockford Area Arts Council, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford College, Rockford Coronado Concert Association, Rockford Dance Company, Rockford Symphony Orchestra, Rockford Wind Ensemble and Rockford Writers’ Guild.

For more details, contact Ann-Margret Naber at the Rockford Area Arts Council by calling (815) 963-6765 or e-mailing, or visit

From the Aug. 31-Sept. 6, 2011, issue

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