Chamber praises celebration cooperation

Start of Summer Parade Grand Marshals (l–r) Linda Southwick, Polly VonEschen and Gay McDonald, along with John Scheidel (front seat), appear in the parade on Saturday, June 9. The four have been working on the Start of Summer Celebration for more than 20 years.	Photo by TOM SCOTT

Dear Editor, The Rockford Chamber of Commerce (RCC) would like to thank this great community, the businesses, and all the volunteers for their participation and support of another fun-filled Start of Summer Celebration. The RCC would like to sincerely thank the Start of Summer Celebration committee for all their hard work, tireless efforts and dedication […]

Event looking for talented artists

The Rockford Area Art Commission’s (RAAC) answer to its mission statement of promoting art in Rockford will be everywhere in downtown Rockford Saturday, Aug. 4 via ArtCapsule 2012. The event is looking for artists interested in showcasing their talent throughout the first week in August. There will be three divisions: photography, 2-D and 3-D. There […]

‘Ragweed Blues’ makes local debut

Portraying characters in the 1930s comedy “The Ragweed Blues” are (l–r) John Bagin, Kirsten Bagin and Ajay Arora.

The era of Prohibition, speakeasies and wide-lapelled mobsters come to life with the upcoming production of “The Ragweed Blues,” an original American comedy presented by Rogue River Community Theater. Nearly four dozen actors are participating in the play, which runs April 26-29 at Kent Theatre in Cedar Springs. Set in New York City, “The Ragweed […]

Inaugural Rockford Idol comes to RHS

It’s no secret that the young musicians at Rockford High School (RHS) are consistently among the best in the state. Rockford students shine every year in the annual musical, marching band competitions, local bands, Solo & Ensemble, Band and Choir Festivals, and many other activities. And starting April 19-20, there is a new opportunity to […]

Internationally renowned vocal group to give April 10 concert in Rockford

Western Michigan University’s Gold Company is performing at Rockford High School on April 10. For ticket information, visit www.rockfordchoirs.com. Proceeds will benefit The Rockford Aces.

After 34 years and countless successful alumni, it’s no fluke—Western Michigan University’s Gold Company is arguably the finest vocal jazz choir in the world. And they’re coming to Rockford on April 10. Directed by Dr. Stephen Zegree, the award-winning ensemble performs a wide variety of repertoire which covers all styles in the contemporary vocal idiom. […]