Rockford group to submit entry, perform at ArtPrize

Some of the members of the Rockford ArtPrize choir rehearse under the direction of Renee Vande Wege. The group will be performing a song composed by Kayle Clements, which is the actual ArtPrize entry. Vande Wege is trying to have a 90-member choir perform the song at the ArtPrize performance on September 22.

by CINDY M. CRANMER A Rockford woman is working to turn her dream into reality with an ArtPrize performance that will feature 90 area singers as well as a song entry the public can vote on at the event. ArtPrize, which runs this year from September 19 to October 7, was founded in 2009 and […]

Walk through history at encampment

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The West Michigan Living History and Educational Association would like to invite the public to the 26th Annual Grand Rogue Living History Encampment on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15-16. Every year on the second weekend after Labor Day, visitors can view first hand what life in early America was like at the annual Grand Rogue […]

Local theatre group reaches higher level

Rogue River Community Theatre Company’s board of directors includes (l–r) President Kenneth Homrich, Secretary Shannon Rop, Vice President Michael Jonkman, Director of Theatre Patricia Rose, and Treasurer Stephanie Gamble.

The curtain is opening on a whole new approach to community theatre in Rockford, with the debut of the Rogue River Community Theatre Company (RRCTC). “The nonprofit corporation, formed this summer, is taking local theatre to a higher level of professionalism and community engagement,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Kenneth Homrich, head of an […]

Rockford father-daughter bond forged in fear

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Family values explored in ‘The Meaning of Normal’ by BETH ALTENA Anyone who knows Phil Mann can concede he does a convincing creepy. Surprisingly, so does his daughter, lovely 16-year-old Tiffany, a straight-A student who will be a junior this year at Rockford High School. The two were recently featured in a news segment titled […]

All types of talent to be presented at Art in the Park

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Rain or shine, Rockford will be the center of a storm of art on Saturday, Sept. 8 along the banks of the lovely Rogue River during the Rockford Area Arts Commission’s (RAAC) annual Art in the Park. The event, in its umpteenth year, has about 70 artists of all ilks planned. The work will be […]