Arts & Entertainment

Free concert is spring tradition in Rockford

April 5, 2012 // 0 Comments

  The public is invited to attend the Rockford Area Arts Commission’s annual spring concert the afternoon of Sunday, April 15. The event takes place in the Rockford High School Fine Arts Auditorium and begins at 1 p.m. Enjoy the talents of the Community Concert Band, Orchestra and Children’s Choir. Admission is [...]

Video of Sinatra interview, audio available online

February 9, 2012 // 0 Comments

Mark Randisi, the star of the upcoming “Sound of Sinatra” fundraiser for the new Rockford Area Museum (RAM), was in town on Tuesday, Jan. 24 to spend the day promoting the show, which will be presented on Saturday, Feb. 18 at Rockford High School (RHS). Randisi’s visit started with dinner on Monday evening with several members of the Rockford Historical Society, [...]

Auction raises $50,000 for Strong Kids

February 9, 2012 // 0 Comments

Generous donations, bidding for YMCA youth campaign Photos by THOMAS A. JOHNSTON II An ambitious goal of raising $50,000 toward the Wolverine World Wide YMCA was reached with the support of generous donors and bidders, and those who benefit will be children from local families struggling financially. The Wolverine World Wide YMCA Healthy Kids annual auction was held [...]

American Legion annual ‘Cabin Fever’ party to feature The Outer Vibe

February 2, 2012 // 0 Comments

Depending on whether or not you’re a cold weather enthusiast, winters in Michigan can become a bit stifling. That’s when cabin fever sets in. By definition, cabin fever is a term for a claustrophobic reaction that takes place when a person or group is isolated and/or shut in a small space, with nothing to do, for an extended period—ahh, winter in Michigan. Pencil [...]

Rockford jazz band to perform at museum fundraiser

February 2, 2012 // 0 Comments

Audiences will be treated to a double barreled musical treat on February 18 when Mark Randisi presents his Big Band “Sound of Sinatra” tribute for the benefit of the new Rockford Area Museum. It has been confirmed that the Rockford High School jazz band will be performing prior to the main show. Beginning at approximately 7:15 p.m. and continuing throughout the [...]
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