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Friends of the Coronado: Helping RPS Students Reach for the Stars

The “Reach for the Stars Project” brings every fourth-grade student in the Rockford Public Schools system to one performance a year at the Coronado Performing Arts Center. Discover the impact of this project on Rockford’s youth.

Blues singer-songwriter Joe Bonamassa visits Rockford’s Coronado Performing Arts Center on March 9. (Marty Moffatt photo)
Events at a Glance: Arts & Entertainment Calendar

Here’s a look at what’s coming up this season at our region’s many arts venues.

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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.

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.

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.