Arts & Entertainment

Video of Sinatra interview, audio available online

February 9, 2012 // 0 Comments

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 members of the Rockford Historical Society, [...]

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

February 2, 2012 // 0 Comments

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, for an extended period—ahh, winter in Michigan. Pencil [...]

Rockford jazz band to perform at museum fundraiser

February 2, 2012 // 0 Comments

Audiences will be treated to a double barreled musical treat on February 18 when Mark Randisi presents his Big Band “Sound of Sinatra” tribute for the benefit of the new Rockford Area Museum. It has been confirmed that the Rockford High School jazz band will be performing prior to the main show. Beginning at approximately 7:15 p.m. and continuing throughout the [...]

2012 REF Benefit Concert scores twice the laughs

January 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Second City’s 5-headed “Dr. Know-it-all” answering audience questions. (l to r) Eileen Montelione, Michael Kosinski, Rockford’s own Chris Schneider, Tawny Newsome, and Kick Rees. Not pictured is emcee Daniel Strauss. The Second City National Laugh Out Loud Touring Group returned to Rockford last Friday and Saturday night after a two-year [...]

Inaugural Ice Festival Ball was a ball

January 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

Local magician Russ Niedzwiecki debuts his “cool” trick, created with the expert help of ice guru Randy Finch of Ice Sculptures Ltd. Photo by STACY NIEDZWIECKI— “Let the Magic Begin” was the theme for the 2012 Ice Festival, and begin it did on Friday night with the first ever Ice Festival Ball. The Rockford Area Arts Commission (RAAC) hosted the event [...]
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