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Daniel McMahon and Miles Nielsen at their recording studio near Rockford, The Midwest Sound & Stage Studio. (Rebecca O'Malley photo)
Composers for Oscar-Winning Film Launch Local Studio

Following their soundtrack for ‘Undefeated,’ two local musicians are bringing a taste of Hollywood to their hometown. Learn about the new film that’s drawing lots of attention.

See Cirque Du Soliel’s Quidam, playing at the BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford, June 13-17.
Events at a Glance: Arts & Entertainment Calendar

There’s so much to do in our neck of the Old Northwest Territory! Here are some fun events coming up this season.

The Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra, part of Rockford’s Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center, was named Chamber Orchestra of the Year for 2011 by the Illinois Council of Orchestras.
There’s No Performance Like Live Performance

In today’s world of high-tech entertainment, sometimes it’s nice to sit back and experience a live performance. Meet a group of patrons who return year after year to hear our region’s fine music performances.

Lovely original tin ceilings and wooden floors, in this 1854 building, mix comfortably with a changing array of artwork at The Next Picture Show.
The Next Picture Show, Dixon’s Evolving Masterpiece

Discover a nonprofit art gallery on a mission to celebrate art and music at every turn. Meet the dedicated volunteers who make this Dixon venue spin, and discover how it impacts the region.

This year’s Silent Film Showcase is Harold Lloyd in The Kid Brother.
BIFF Red Carpet Extends to More Artists, Viewers

With more venues in more cities, this year’s Beloit International Film Festival is drawing crowds from around the world and our region. Discover what’s on the lineup this year.