Arts & Entertainment

Arts flourishing in Rockford area

August 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

The arts are enjoying a resurgence in the Rockford area. In addition to the upcoming Art in the Park event on September 7, art-lovers have much more to enjoy coming up in the next couple of weeks. First Friday Art Walk-Rockford will have new exhibits from Michigan artists in place for the First Friday of September 6. Downtown venues have grown to 15, all fourteen original [...]

Local writer a finalist for new ArtPrize publication

August 22, 2013 // 0 Comments

This year, art enthusiasts will find an exciting addition to ArtPrize: the literary publication Imagine This! An ArtPrize Anthology. It will add the written word as a new art form to the acclaimed festival. ArtPrize is one of the world’s largest art competitions (by cash awards) and is held each year in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Over 1,000,000 visitors come to view [...]

WMBMA celebrates 18th Annual Fallfest & Bluegrass Jam

August 22, 2013 // 0 Comments

Bluegrass music is American music, pure, honest and beautiful in its simplicity. It came out of the mountains of Appalachia from a rich musical heritage of Scotch/Irish immigrants and was passed down from generation to generation. The West Michigan Bluegrass Music Association has set its own tradition with the annual Fallfest and Bluegrass Jam. You can celebrate and enjoy [...]

From The Voice to open mic night in Rockford

August 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

A couple weeks ago, Rockford natives Matt Vermeer and Michael Sunday had an opportunity afforded to few people; they were invited to a callback for a national television show. They went to New York to audition for The Voice with high hopes and low expectations, and were passed through the first round of auditions. At the first audition they were required to sing [...]
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