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Light opera comes to Mendelssohn

By Anne E. O'Keefe Rockford Area Arts Council The Rockford Operetta Party presents Trial By Jury at the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center, 415 N. Church Street, Friday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door.…

MetroCentre memories with Doug Logan Part II

By Todd Houston Exclusive to TRRT This week we continue with Part II of our interview with former Rockford MetroCentre General Manager Doug Logan. We threw some names and dates at him and he was kind enough to elaborate and share what he…

Coronado hosts artists from Ryan Center

Staff Report The Coronado Performing Arts Center (CPAC) will present its fifth and final performance of the Rockford Coronado Concert Association 2015-16 schedule on Saturday, April 23, when it hosts five artists from the Ryan Center at the…

Music Academy students perform at Cherryvale Mall

Staff Report On Saturday from 10:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m. students from The Music Academy will be performing near center court on Cherryvale Mall's main floor for shoppers and visitors. The concert will begin with Measure 5, the Academy's advanced…

A wide range of music fills ArtScene weekend

By Anne E. O'Keefe Rockford Area Arts Council This weekend is RAAC ArtScene weekend and there is also plenty of music to enjoy! The Rockford Wind Ensemble will close their 2015-16 season with a concert titled ELEMENTS: Songs of Earth, Sky,…

Catching up with ex MetroCentre GM Doug Logan

By Todd Houston Exclusive to TRRT Doug Logan was hired in 1977 to supervise the design and construction of the Rockford MetroCentre, he also wore the title of General Manager. The building opened for business in January of 1981, kicked off…

Rockford Public Library hosts Tom Sharpe

Staff Report On Sunday, April 10, the Rockford Public Library will feature international award-winning composer, performer and recording artist, Tom Sharpe. Sharpe will be performing from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Nordlof Center, J.R. Sullivan…

Could music projects cut the cost of dementia care?

By Marti Frantz Executive Director, The Music Academy The Music Academy launched its “Encore: Talent Education” program at Lincolnshire Place, a memory care residence in Loves Park last fall. Each week we work with 40 Alzheimer’s and…

RAMI holds 18th annual Spring Benefit

By Anne E. O'Keefe Rockford Area Arts Council This is the 18th year the Rockford Area Music Industry (RAMI) committee will hold a Spring Benefit. The event is on Saturday at the Tebala Event Center, 7910 Newburg Road, with doors opening at…

Rockford Rocked chats with UFO’s Paul Raymond

By Todd Houston Exclusive to TRRT Rockford Rocked Interview: The Chicago area has always been a hot spot for UFO to play over the years. Different incarnations of the band have come through Rockford more than once and shared billing with…

Catching up with RAMI Chairman Dan Eisman

By Todd Houston Exclusive to TRRT Dan Eisman is the Chairman of The Rockford Area Music Industry, Inc. and the Chairman and co-founder of the RAMI Spring Benefit. Dan sings with the RAMI Hall of Fame winning band Missing Links and has been…

St Mark hosts Krause Family Band

Staff Report On Sunday, March 6 St. Mark Lutheran Church will be hosting a free concert featuring the Krause Family Band of Madison, Wisconsin. This group has been heard on A Prairie Home Companion and offers styles including bluegrass and…