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“Coriolanus,” 2009, with actors Christine Garner, Samantha Hein, Miranda Hamand, Christopher D. Brady and Rachel Bonacquisti. (Mike Webb photo)
Putting Shakespeare On Stage, ‘Where He Belongs’

This dedicated director of the theater has staged all 36 of Shakespeare’s original collection. Meet the man who spent 22 years chasing The Bard.

BIFF’s feature film is “A Lonely Place For Dying,” set in 1972 in an abandoned prison on the U.S./Mexican border. A KGB agent with Russian intelligence about CIA spies awaits a press contact, who will give him asylum in America. But will the CIA’s assassin arrive first?
BIFF: Where It’s Lights, Camera, Audience Reaction!

Every year, hundreds of filmmakers and cinema buffs converge on Beloit for a film festival of international scale. Find out what’s coming up in this year’s lineup at the Beloit International Film Festival.

Artist Barbara Buck, surrounded by just a few of the myriad characters she creates.
Passion For Her Craft Spans the Seasons

Meet a Freeport, Ill.-area artist who’s made a hobby – and now a living – of showing Jolly St. Nick in all sorts of year-round attire.

The Lindo Theatre in Freeport, Ill., has been beautifully restored to its original 1922 movie palace glory by Classic Cinemas.
Two Thumbs Up at Lindo Theatre in Freeport

Explore Freeport’s beautifully-restored Lindo Theatre, and meet the family behind Classic Cinemas, a company that revels in transforming vintage theaters into viable downtown assets.

Richard Hull, "Halls"
Rockford Art Museum Fall Exhibit Explores City Spaces

Find urban landscapes and their “Spaces Within,” at Rockford Art Museum’s newest exhibition.