Arts & Entertainment

Museum fundraiser just keeps getting better

January 5, 2012 // 0 Comments

Featuring Mark Randisi and the famous Johnny Trudell Big Band being joined on stage by a local group to recreate a famous Frank Sinatra scene, “Sound of Sinatra” will be presented by the Rockford Area Historical Society (RAHS) on Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Rockford High School Fine Arts Auditorium. The scene features Sinatra singing the song “High Hopes” with a [...]

TSO wows fans

December 29, 2011 // 0 Comments

The Trans Siberian Orchestra returned to the Van Andel Arena Friday for its two sold-out Christmas shows and performed for 2-1/2 hours per show in front of a total of 24,000 anxious fans. Photo by TOM [...]

Nationally recognized band coming to Rockford

December 22, 2011 // 0 Comments

Band to accompany Mark Randisi, the ‘Sound of Sinatra’ Johnny Trudell is regarded as one of today’s finest trumpet players and is the respected director of the Johnny Trudell Orchestra/Big Band. He has performed with the big bands of Tommy Dorsey, Bob Crosby, Tex Beneke, and Quincy Jones. He has also served as lead trumpet player for Motown Records, recording with [...]

3rd Annual Rockford Ice Festival set for January 13-15

December 22, 2011 // 0 Comments

Event organizers plan full weekend of family fun Ice miniature golf holes are a popular attraction during Rockford’s annual Ice Festival. What does a mini Mackinaw Bridge that lights up, an old-fashioned water wheel, a giant ice beaver, a momma polar bear and her cubs, ice cream sundaes, dancing and entertainment, chainsaws, nail polish, animated movie characters, and [...]
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