Arts & Entertainment
Betsy Baker, Lance Retallick and Erin Philpott perform in Artists’ Ensemble’s production of “It’s a Wonderful Life” on Dec. 15-17 at Rockford University’s Cheek Theater, in Rockford.

4 Holiday-Inspired Shows to Enjoy This Season


For loved ones who prefer “experiences” over “gifts,” why not consider gifting them tickets to a holiday-themed show? Here are some of the best plays, musicals and concerts happening in our area this holiday season.

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Events @ a Glance: Arts & Entertainment Calendar

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at upcoming lectures and educational enrichment.

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The Rockford Symphony Orchestra is soaring to new realms for its 2017/2018 season.

Surprises Await in Rockford Symphony Orchestra’s New Season

An exciting, yet challenging lineup is in store for Rockford Symphony Orchestra’s 2017/2018 season. Mark your calendar now and take a peek at what’s to come.

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The lively and colorful Manhattan Transfer celebrates its 45th anniversary at Egyptian Theatre, in DeKalb, on Oct. 19.

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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David A. Gingerich and Dan Klarer in “Whistling in the Dark, a Sherlock Holmes Adventure.” (John Cobb photo)

Artists’ Ensemble Theater: Delivering the Unexpected for 14 Years

The Rockford region craves art that’s challenging and fresh. Enter Artists’ Ensemble, a professional theater company with a rich lineup for the 2017-18 season. Hear from some of the ensemble artists who have a passion for quality plays.

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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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