Reds, area high school choirs bring sounds of season to diners

The Rockford High School Chamber singers include (front row, l–r) sopranos Maddie Dix, Christine Scales, Shannon Pinner, Sarah Ombry, Molly Grettenberger, altos Peyton Wells, Carly Funk, Jill Nelson, Emilee Bodien, Lia Branch; (back row) basses Michael Sunday, Gabe Reitemeier, Brett Wiesenauer, Jeff Millard, Matt Vermeer, tenors Tyler Quick, Jon Newell, Matt Ciejka, Connor Jewell and Scott Nadeau.

Since opening in August 2006, Reds on the River has partnered with Rockford Public Schools on numerous occasions, including co-op work opportunities, numerous fundraisers, benefits for the Rockford Education Foundation, and the Community Unity program with the sports boosters and Youth Initiative Community Service Club. One particular favorite for both Rockford High School students and […]

Rockford students among Nutcracker dancers

Mary Camp

Have you ever wondered how a mouse can become an angel? “No problem!” says 7-year-old Hanna Prost of Rockford. Who would think that this cute little Valley View Elementary School second grader can make that transformation effortlessly in but a few minutes, from a frightening little mouse who scares the living daylights out of Clara […]

Tim Robbins’ ‘Dead Man Walking’ to hit Rockford stage

“Dead Man Walking,” a play written by actor/director Tim Robbins—who also directed the 1995 Oscar-winning film—is a gripping drama that tells the true story of Sister Helen Prejean’s remarkable journey alongside convicted killer Matthew Poncelet as he faces his impending execution. The play will be performed at the Rockford Fine Arts Auditorium May 6-8 at […]

Rogue River Community Theatre presents ‘A Case of Monkey Business’

Villains (l–r) Patrick Fuller, Rich Raphael, Chad Lamar and cannibal chief Craig Bouwens are all part of the musical comedy “A Case of Monkey Business” to be performed this week.

“A Case of Monkey Business” is a musical comedy about a jungle legend and a group of misfits who find themselves lost in the wilds of Africa. Throw in a caveman or two and pirates and you have a fun mixture of songs, laughs and hijinks for the whole family. The musical comedy will be […]