Local band to release album August 10

Local band Vertical Bridge members work with famous names from Nashville. Pictured are (l–r) Jim Douglas (vocals), Brad Thomas (guitars), Dave Ellefson (bass player for Megadeth), Billy Smiley (producer, and founding member of Whiteheart), and Jamie Sorsen (drums).

The past 12 months has been an exciting year for one local band. Vertical Bridge is set to release their debut album “Never Too Late” August 10. The 11-song album features nine originals and two covers including “Shine” by Collective Soul and “She Talks to Angels” by The Black Crowes. Brad Thomas of Rockford is the […]

Local artists hold sale/show

RRAA-show

On Saturday, July 14, the Rogue River Artists Association (RRAA) held its annual Garden Art Sale/Show at the home of Shirley Dean in Rockford. The weather was fine albeit a tad bit warm in the afternoon, but rain stayed away until after the show. The artists claim to have been known to do a rain […]

Ulanski named Arts Commission administrator

RAAC

Nancy Ulanski has joined the Rockford Area Arts Commission as its administrator, effective July 23, 2012. Ulanski will serve as a liaison between the Arts Commission and government, arts, business and community leaders. She will work to keep website and events calendars current and handle social media and publicity efforts. She will also manage grant […]

MacGregor honors Rockford men’s a cappella group

MacGregor-Aces

State Rep. Peter MacGregor was joined in Lansing on Wednesday, July 18, by the Rockford High School men’s a cappella group, the Rockford Aces. The Rockford Aces are a 12-voice extracurricular men’s a cappella group that perform a wide repertoire, including traditional and contemporary choral, vocal jazz, barbershop, doo-wop, and contemporary a cappella. The group […]

Local dancers perform well in Orlando

Rockford School of Dance’s Primary team performs a number entitled “Family Tree.”

It is with great pride that the Rockford School of Dance (RSOD) competitive dance teams report an excellent showing at the Danceamerica National Competition in Orlando, Fla. in July. A total of 613 different dance routines were selected and performed throughout the four days of competitions. These performances were selected from the fall/winter regional competitions […]