Arts & Entertainment
Rockford Art Museum, in Rockford, keeps its galleries rotating with numerous feature exhibits during the year, including the recent showing of young artists’ work, gathered from area schoolchildren.

Regional Art Museums Inspire the Soul


Art museums in our region allow children and adults to take an imaginative journey while learning a thing or two. Read about three art museums in our area and find some of the unique pieces that await inside.

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Rockford Art Museum’s Midwestern Biennial Show returns this year with a juried exhibition of multimedia work by artists from across the Midwest. It runs June 9-Sept. 30 at the riverside museum in Rockford. Shown Above: “Feeling of Falling,” by Amanda Greive, 2016, oil on wood panel.

Events @ a Glance: Arts & Entertainment Calendar

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at what’s coming up this season in our many arts venues.

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“Corteo” is a Cirque du Soleil production that has toured to 64 cities and 19 countries. Tickets are on sale for six performances occurring from April 5 to 8 at the BMO Harris Bank Center, in Rockford. (Photo provided by "Corteo")

Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Corteo’ Swings into Rockford

Acrobats, musicians, singers and actors showcase their talent in “Corteo,” a family-friendly production that attempts to evoke awe, excitement and sometimes even tears from the audience.

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TownSquare Players, in Woodstock, staged the hit Broadway musical “Mary Poppins” in 2016. For 50 years, this community theater group has shared hit musicals and dramas.

TownSquare Players: 50 Years of Live Theater in Woodstock

For half a century, volunteers dedicated to quality community theater have helped to make this McHenry County staple a vaunted local tradition.

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The talented comedians of The Second City bring their sketch comedy and improv revue to DeKalb’s Egyptian Theatre on Feb. 24.

Events @ a Glance: Arts & Entertainment Calendar

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at what’s coming up this season in our many arts venues.

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Arts & Entertainment NEWS & EVENTS
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Smart Living Weekly – November 29, 2017

  Enjoy Lots of Fun History Events this Winter Right in Our Region: The gift of learning is offered year-round at Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Road, and the winter…
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Smart Living Weekly – November 22, 2017

  Klehm Celebrates the Sweetest of Seasons Right in Our Region: Sweet sounds and sweet treats are equally essential to a joyous holiday season. So, too, are winter wonderland walks…
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Smart Living Weekly – November 15, 2017

  Cast of ‘The Nutcracker’ Prepares to Delight Right in Our Region: For many people, the holiday season wouldn’t be complete without seeing “The Nutcracker” ballet, which brings to life…
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