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Guests settle around the lawns of Anderson Japanese Gardens during  a Tuesday night concert. (Jeff Anderson photo)
Anderson Japanese Gardens Launches Tuesday Evening Concert Series

These world-class gardens are more than just a pretty sight. Now, they’re host to a fun weekly concert series.

The Rockford Wind Ensemble
Rockford Wind Ensemble: No Strings Attached

For a decade, this lively group of musicians has lit up Rockford-area stages. Meet the energetic leaders and find out where they’re playing this summer.

Hear a concert version of the hit musical Million Dollar Quartet, about the legendary recording session with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins, featuring the stars of the Chicago production, Aug. 11 at the Ferro Pavilion, George Williams College, Williams Bay, Wis., part of the annual Music by the Lake summer series.
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.

Gloria Snopko, Kathee Michalski and Julia Kim, members of the Wayne Art League from Batavia, Ill., discuss one of the paintings from the American Watercolor Society’s annual watercolor exhibition, which was on display at the Freeport Art Museum this spring.  (Karla Nagy photo)
Freeport Art Museum: ‘An Amazing Museum for a Town this Size’

Step inside this amazing little museum’s big collection, and discover some of the unique pieces hidden inside. See how the museum got its start, and how it’s preparing for the future.

Ferro Pavilion on the campus of George Williams College of Aurora University, in Williams Bay, Wis., the venue for Music by the Lake. (Music by the Lake photo)
Music by the Lake Presents a Dynamic 2012 Season

Get a sneak peak at this year’s outstanding lineup at Music by the Lake, in Williams Bay, Wis. Hint: Includes instrumentals, musicals, vocalists and something that rhymes with Jeep Brick.