Arts & Entertainment

Sherlock Holmes and the Last Great Gumshoe

April 18, 2013 // 0 Comments

By John Hogan It’s been 126 years since Sherlock Holmes made his debut in the fictional writing of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, but the British detective’s use of forensic science and myriad disguises continues to captivate audiences worldwide. He’s been featured in four novels, 56 short stories and numerous movies, including a 2009 Hollywood release starring Robert [...]

Rockford High School hosts Spring Swing

April 18, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Rockford High School Jazz Band and Rockford High School’s Drama club invite you to join them for an evening of jazz music and swing dancing as they host their first annual SPRING SWING. The event will be held on Friday, April 26, from 7-9 p.m. in the Rockford Fine Arts Auditorium. Tickets will be available at the door and admission is $10 for adults and $5 for [...]

‘Class’ learns about Titanic Exhibit at Community College

March 1, 2013 // 0 Comments

New program has exciting 2013 schedule By BETH ALTENA Grand Rapids Museum Education Manager, Rob Schuitema, spoke about the Titanic exhibit which is currently on display at the Grand Rapids Museum where it is designed to fit into 8,000 square feet. No artifacts have been removed from the actual ship, which is considered at tomb. Many of the dead included the staff aboard [...]

Local woman’s inspirational life story featured in new book

March 1, 2013 // 0 Comments

Local author, Doreen Rickert Rademacher announces the release of her first book: I Can and I Did! The Kelly Finger McNeela story. This is the tale of one woman’s courageous pursuit of a full life despite battling multiple sclerosis. Dealt an MS diagnosis at age 15, McNeela needed a wheelchair by the time she attended college, but was determined to live a normal life. [...]

RAAC appoints new Music Director

February 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Rockford Area Arts Commission is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeffrey A Spenner as the new Music Director and Conductor of the Rockford Community Orchestra. Conductor Spenner has been praised for his “sensitive and insightful musicianship”, “impeccable” score preparation, and “innate knowledge of what musicians need from the podium.” Musicians [...]
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