Arts & Entertainment
A pottery exhibit in the MAC art gallery.

Monroe Arts Center: Sometimes, Old and New Make a Perfect Team


The Monroe Arts Center has begun a new chapter of service, as it embraces a new, enhanced identity. Discover all there is to see at this valued institution.

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Alan Ball and Melanie Keller in AE’s “Talley’s Folly”.

Banish Cabin Fever with Live Entertainment

There are plenty of opportunities to see live entertainment right here in our region. Here are a few of the best our area has to offer.






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Disney on Ice presents “Dare to Dream” at the BMO Harris Bank Center Feb. 2-5 in Rockford.

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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Art & Craft Come Together at Blue Eagle Pottery

Robert Blue sells beautiful, functional pottery to galleries and art lovers around the world. Enter his creative process and learn where you can find his work.






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Elf the Musical is the hilarious tale of a young orphan who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole.  Check it out Nov. 30 at the Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St., Rockford

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 – January 11, 2017

  Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition Right in Our Region: The 31st Annual Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition will take place next week, even though there’s no significant snow in the weather…
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Smart Living Weekly – January 4, 2017

  Discovering Burpee All Over Again Right in Our Region: The Burpee Museum of Natural History, 737 N. Main St. in Rockford, is celebrating its 75th anniversary with the theme…
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Smart Living Weekly – December 14, 2016

  These Shows Light Up the Holidays Right in Our Region: Holiday light shows around our region are transforming the landscape into a winter wonderland. For just a few more…
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