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The Talented Emily Bear: Dancin’ into the World of Pop Music


Emily Bear’s first EP of pop music, entitled Emotions, is now available. Learn how the Rockford native reached this impressive milestone, and what lies ahead for her.

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Rockford Choral Union presents Handel’s “Messiah” Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, in Rockford. (Rockford Choral Union photo)

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 at some of the many arts venues near you.

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For 135 years, the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center has been a home for musicians in the Rockford community. Part of its mission is to educate the next generation of talent and introduce students to professional musicians.

Celebrating 135 Years: Mendelssohn Leaves a Mark on Local Culture

As one of the nation’s longest-running music clubs, the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center has been a home for Rockford-area musicians and a community support in many ways.

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Tristan Crist used to perform magic tricks for his friends and family in his basement. Now, he draws national attention to his own show in Lake Geneva. (Tristan Crist Magic Theatre photos)

Magician Tristan Crist Appears in New Location

Whether it’s a card trick or grand illusion, Tristan Crist knows how to transfix an audience. Learn how this magician and entrepreneur went from being a prodigious child to a successful tourist attraction.

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Join Coco and many other favorite characters during “Disney On Ice Presents: Dream Big,” coming to Rockford’s BMO Harris Bank Center Oct. 25-27. (BMO Harris Bank Center photo)

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 at some of the many arts venues near you.

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Arts & Entertainment SMART LIVING WEEKLY
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Smart Living Weekly – November 13, 2019

  Rockford Choral Union Presents 74th ‘Messiah’ Right in Our Region: The Rockford Choral Union’s performance of George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” is among the most beloved Christmas traditions in our…
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Smart Living Weekly – November 6, 2019

  Emily Bear Sings, Releases First Pop EP Right in Our Region: It’s been a treat for Rockford residents to watch Emily Bear grow up in the public eye. The…
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Smart Living Weekly – October 30, 2019

  ‘Dancing with the Rockford Stars’ Nov. 23 Right in Our Region: The red carpet will roll out for “Old Hollywood Glam,” the theme of this year’s Dancing with the…
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