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Your Horoscope – May 13, 2020

ARIES A project will require a lot of attention. You may experience delays in other areas of your life as well. Expect to be put on hold or end up in the slow line at the grocery store. TAURUS This week is the perfect time to start planning your summer vacation before your top choice gets booked. You may also need to find a day camp for the kids. GEMINI A strange situation will give you new insight into your personal or professional life. This will allow you to set more specific…

Comedian, actor Jerry Stiller dies at 92

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Jerry Stiller, who for decades teamed with wife Anne Meara in a beloved comedy duo and then reached new heights in his senior years as the high-strung Frank Costanza on the classic sitcom "Seinfeld" and the basement-dwelling father-in-law on "The King of Queens," died at 92, his son Ben Stiller announced Monday. "I'm sad to say that my father, Jerry Stiller, passed away from natural causes," his son said  in a tweet. "He was a great dad and…

‘Architect of rock ‘n’ roll’ Little Richard dead at 87

By Kristin M. Hall AP Entertainment Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Little Richard, the self-proclaimed "architect of rock 'n' roll" whose piercing wail, pounding piano and towering pompadour irrevocably altered popular music while introducing black R&B to white America, died Saturday. He was 87. Pastor Bill Minson, a close friend of Little Richard's, told The Associated Press that Little Richard died Saturday morning. His son, Danny Jones Penniman, also confirmed his father's death,…

Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy dies at 75

By The Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy, the duo whose extraordinary magic tricks astonished millions until Horn was critically injured in 2003 by one of the act's famed white tigers, has died. He was 75. Horn died of complications from the coronavirus on Friday in a Las Vegas hospital, according to a statement released by publicist Dave Kirvin. "Today, the world has lost one of the greats of magic, but I have lost my best friend," Siegfried Fischbacher…

Your Horoscope – May 6, 2020

ARIES Emotions will run high this week, but the situation will inspire you and provoke big changes. You may even decide to embark on a spontaneous trip around the world. TAURUS You’ll face a difficult choice. Take the time to think it through before you make a decision. Otherwise, you’ll keep coming back to the same dilemma. GEMINI You’ll have a lot of work to do this week, but a file that was discreetly assigned to you could be very profitable. You may also start your own small…

Your Horoscope – April 29, 2020

ARIES You’ll concentrate on your family this week. Those closest to you will place demands on your time. A new home may be on the horizon. TAURUS Travel might be difficult this week or your communications with others may not always be clear. Your outspokenness will have an impact on those around you. GEMINI Money is a cause for concern this week. Don’t hesitate to take matters into your own hands and negotiate with those involved. You may be able to resolve your financial troubles…

Rockford Art Museum announces rescheduled events

Staff Report ROCKFORD - The Rockford Art Museum on Wednesday announced that in addition to the extension of featured exhibit, "Sonic Disruptions: Buisch + Hogin," it has rescheduled several events because of the  COVID-19 stay-at-home order that has the facility temporarily closed. Following are the rescheduled events and their new dates. Art X, July 17 Art in Bloom Preview Party, Dec. 2 Art in Bloom, Dec. 3–6 Fashion in Bloom, Dec. 5 "Even with major fundraisers, art exhibitions,…

Your Horoscope – April 22, 2020

ARIES There will be lots of action and excitement this week. You’ll face new challenges, both in your career and in your personal life. TAURUS Sometimes you need to take a step back before you can move forward. By taking initiative, you’ll succeed in creating balance in your financial situation and in your love life. GEMINI At work, your customer base will grow dramatically, thereby increasing your income significantly. In your love life, your partner or someone you’re interested…

Your Horoscope – April 15, 2020

ARIES With your boss away for one reason or another, you’ll find yourself taking over for them, much to your surprise. Trust your instincts and your leadership skills will shine. TAURUS With a business trip coming up, you may worry about your ability to communicate in a foreign language. Don’t fret; you’ll surpass your own expectations. GEMINI You may go back to school with the goal of making a career change. Your patience and hard work will provide you with an opportunity to get…

Your Horoscope – April 8, 2020

ARIES It’s always easier to get along with people you’re not emotionally attached to. Impose a little more discipline on your children. They know how to get under your skin. TAURUS There’s an enormous amount of detail to consider. A big promotion is on the horizon at work, but you’ll need to negotiate new conditions that put you at an advantage. GEMINI If you’re single, love will come knocking at your door. A person you’ve been friends with a long time may make a declaration of…

Singer-songwriter John Prine dead at 73 after battling COVID-19

Staff Report NEW YORK  — Singer-songwriter John Prine died Tuesday at Nashville’s Vanderbilt University Medical Center after a battle with COVID-19. He was 73. A message posted on Prine's Twitter page Sunday said the "Angel from Montgomery" singer has been hospitalized since Thursday and his condition worsened on Saturday. "This is hard news for us to share," Prine's family added. "But so many of you have loved and supported John over the years, we wanted to let you know, and give you…

RACVB announces Stay Home Songs contest

Staff Report ROCKFORD - As our region continues to stay home and safe, the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is increasing its interactive online program options with the announcement of Stay Home Songs, a free community songwriting contest for all ages and genres now through April 24. The Rockford region is home to exceptionally talented musicians, and this contest seeks to shine light on the creative excellence and strength of our community. The winning song, which will…

Your Horoscope – April 1, 2020

ARIES You’ll finally succeed in sellingyour home. If you’ve lived there for many years, you’ll feel nostalgic and maybe a little rueful about the change. TAURUS You have everything it takes to become a public figure. Your ideas and opinions could bring people together to defend your interests. People will listen attentively to what you have to say. GEMINI A complicated financial situation won’t make a difficult romantic relationship any easier. It’s important to be affectionate…

Country singer Joe Diffie dies from complications related to COVID-19

Staff Report NASHVILLE - Country singer Joe Diffie, who topped the charts in the '90s with a string of No. 1 hits, has died from complications related to COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus. The death was announced Sunday, March 29. Diffie was 61. “Grammy-winning country music legend Joe Diffie passed away today, Sunday, March 29, from complications of coronavirus (COVID-19),” a statement released by his publicist read. “His family respects their privacy at…

Your Horoscope – March 25, 2020

ARIES An action-packed week lies ahead. You may need to shake things up with certain people. Even if you’re a pacifist at heart, your inner warrior must come out sometimes. TAURUS You’ll have a spiritual awakening or epiphany this week. You’ll see things from a different perspective and with newfound compassion. GEMINI One of your friends will be a source of inspiration this week. This will help you become the person you’ve always wanted to be. Your path to happiness will be…