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Beloit Janesville Symphony offers several free performances throughout its season, such as the patriotic pops concert in Janesville’s Courthouse Park on July 3, pictured above. Led by Maestro Rob Tomaro, the orchestra played his original work, “The Mindset Suite: The Things We Hold Dear.” The piece was put together by Tomaro to accompany narration by Beloit College professors Ron Nief and Tom McBride (standing, lower left), based on the pair’s book, The Mindset Lists of American History, which examines times of conflict in the U.S. through the eyes of an 18-year-old of each era.
Beloit Janesville Symphony Marks Diamond Jubilee

What began as a group of talented amateurs is today a fully professional orchestra, engaged with its community and focused on the future. Learn how its conductor — just the third in its history — is planning a gala season.

Coronado Peforming Arts Center (Nels Akerlund photo)
Venerable Venues, Exceptional Entertainment

Another excellent season of fine music and entertainment is nearly upon us. Here’s a rundown on the best destinations our region has to offer, and the events coming soon.

The Sons of the Pioneers perform Nov. 2 at the Monroe Arts Center in Monroe, Wis. (Sons of the Pioneers photo)
Events at 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.

Matthew Keefe instructs Laura Hintzman and Michael Galiano at Rockford Dance Company.
Rockford Dance Co Celebrates 40 Years

New director Matthew Keefe is pushing the longtime troupe in new directions, and finding exciting results. Learn more about this surprising resource for our region’s dance enthusiasts.

The Ferro Pavilion at George Williams College of Aurora University, in Williams Bay, Wis., offers a variety of open-air seating for Music by the Lake audiences. (Music by the Lake photo)
Music by the Lake Offers Fresh & Familiar

This year, the Lake Geneva favorite offers a surprising mix of entertainment, from big band to country and rock ‘n roll.