Arts & Entertainment

Excellence of RHS vocal music program exhibited

January 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL The Rockford High School Women’s Chorus, Mandy Scott conducting, performing before an audience of 700+ at the 2012 Michigan Music Conference. Photo by CLIFF HILL From purely a state-level prestige perspective the honor bestowed upon the Rockford High School’s (RHS) Women’s Chorus last Friday afternoon was perhaps greater than what might be [...]

2012 REF Benefit Concert scores twice the laughs

January 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Second City’s 5-headed “Dr. Know-it-all” answering audience questions. (l to r) Eileen Montelione, Michael Kosinski, Rockford’s own Chris Schneider, Tawny Newsome, and Kick Rees. Not pictured is emcee Daniel Strauss. The Second City National Laugh Out Loud Touring Group returned to Rockford last Friday and Saturday night after a two-year [...]

Inaugural Ice Festival Ball was a ball

January 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

Local magician Russ Niedzwiecki debuts his “cool” trick, created with the expert help of ice guru Randy Finch of Ice Sculptures Ltd. Photo by STACY NIEDZWIECKI—stacyn.com “Let the Magic Begin” was the theme for the 2012 Ice Festival, and begin it did on Friday night with the first ever Ice Festival Ball. The Rockford Area Arts Commission (RAAC) hosted the event [...]

Magic of ice festival this weekend in Rockford

January 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

Photo by CLIFF HILL World-record sundae contest Saturday As the New Year unfolds, picturesque downtown Rockford, Michigan will be transformed into a vision of ice, offering winter wonderland fun for folks of all ages and stages. Just imagine, a gigantic ice cream sundae ice bar serving up tasty treats while competing for a world record; chain saw wielding carvers [...]

RHS Women’s Chorus finds their voice, challenges others to do the same

January 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

We are the music makers, the dreamers of dreams by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL along with JED SCOTT  At a recent rehearsal attended by Composer Jeffrey Cobb the RHS Women’s Chorus, all with arms upraised, exhibit their sphere of energy while singing Cobb’s “We are the Music Makers.” Jeffrey Cobb conducting and Director Mandy Scott in the foreground. Photo by CLIFF HILL [...]
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