Arts & Entertainment
After he retired in 1996, Dr. Roger Goodspeed became a full-fledged artist. His abstract work has been garnering local attention over the past five years.

Freeport’s Dr. Roger Goodspeed: Transforming Music into Abstract Art


After he retired in 1996, Dr. Roger Goodspeed became a full-fledged artist. Meet the man whose abstract work has been garnering local attention over the past five years.

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Kane Brown, a promising young country star from Nashville, visits Rockford’s BMO Harris Bank Center on Feb. 15.

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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John Carlson and Sophie Ellis perform in Rockford Dance Company’s production of “The Nutcracker” on Dec. 1-2 at the Coronado Performing Arts Center. (Samantha Behling photo)

Rockford Dance Company’s ‘The Nutcracker’ Returns

Every year, Rockford Dance Company dazzles local audiences with its production of “The Nutcracker.” Learn why this year’s production is leaping to new heights.

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Stan Kiejko is the mastermind behind Brews and Views, a monthly movie-watching experience held at Prairie Street Brewing Co., in Rockford. (Samantha Behling photos)

Brews & Views: Creating a Community Through Movies

The third Wednesday of the month is a highly anticipated night for film buffs. Discover how “Brews & Views” satisfies a niche community in Rockford.

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The all-male a capella group Straight No Chaser bring their harmonies to Rockford’s Coronado Performing Arts Center on Nov. 14.

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 NEWS & EVENTS
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Smart Living Weekly – December 19, 2018

  Have a Buy-Local Very Merry Christmas Right in Our Region: There was a time when Christmas shopping was fun. People would make a day of it, chatting with friendly,…
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Smart Living Weekly – December 12, 2018

  Give the Gift of Literacy & See People Bloom Right in Our Region: Helping people learn to read, write and speak English might just be the best gift you…
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Smart Living Weekly – December 5, 2018

  ‘Victorian Holiday’ at Midway Village Right in Our Region: The turn of the century in 1900 was a time of great prosperity and growth for the Rockford area. Midway…
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