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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.

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Murder, She Writes

Best-selling author and Rockford native Erica Spindler weaves yarns that thrill. Discover what she’s up to now, and how her hometown has influenced her work.

See the musical stage version of Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein, Jan. 13 at Rockford’s Coronado Performing Arts Center.
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 winter.

Maestro Steven Larson, musical director of the Rockford Symphony Orchestra, carefully researches each piece of music the orchestra plays.
NWQ Asks: What’s the State of Your Art?

ONLINE EXCLUSIVES: In this extended online story, meet four dynamic musicians who bring our region so much fine music. Discover what drives their passion for music, and how their work is exciting young people.