‘Ragweed Blues’ makes local debut

Portraying characters in the 1930s comedy “The Ragweed Blues” are (l–r) John Bagin, Kirsten Bagin and Ajay Arora.

The era of Prohibition, speakeasies and wide-lapelled mobsters come to life with the upcoming production of “The Ragweed Blues,” an original American comedy presented by Rogue River Community Theater. Nearly four dozen actors are participating in the play, which runs April 26-29 at Kent Theatre in Cedar Springs. Set in New York City, “The Ragweed […]

Inaugural Rockford Idol comes to RHS

It’s no secret that the young musicians at Rockford High School (RHS) are consistently among the best in the state. Rockford students shine every year in the annual musical, marching band competitions, local bands, Solo & Ensemble, Band and Choir Festivals, and many other activities. And starting April 19-20, there is a new opportunity to […]

Internationally renowned vocal group to give April 10 concert in Rockford

Western Michigan University’s Gold Company is performing at Rockford High School on April 10. For ticket information, visit www.rockfordchoirs.com. Proceeds will benefit The Rockford Aces.

After 34 years and countless successful alumni, it’s no fluke—Western Michigan University’s Gold Company is arguably the finest vocal jazz choir in the world. And they’re coming to Rockford on April 10. Directed by Dr. Stephen Zegree, the award-winning ensemble performs a wide variety of repertoire which covers all styles in the contemporary vocal idiom. […]

Video of Sinatra interview, audio available online

Mark Randisi, the star of the upcoming “Sound of Sinatra” fundraiser for the new Rockford Area Museum (RAM), was in town on Tuesday, Jan. 24 to spend the day promoting the show, which will be presented on Saturday, Feb. 18 at Rockford High School (RHS). Randisi’s visit started with dinner on Monday evening with several […]

American Legion annual ‘Cabin Fever’ party to feature The Outer Vibe

Cabin-Fever

Depending on whether or not you’re a cold weather enthusiast, winters in Michigan can become a bit stifling. That’s when cabin fever sets in. By definition, cabin fever is a term for a claustrophobic reaction that takes place when a person or group is isolated and/or shut in a small space, with nothing to do, […]