The arts are vulnerable even in the best of times, but in today's environment, there's been a deep impact on our area arts organizations and the artists who depend on them. Here are just a few ways they're making it through. ...

The “Reach for the Stars Project” brings every fourth-grade student in the Rockford Public Schools system to one performance a year at the Coronado Performing Arts Center. ...

If your idea of holiday shopping is buying what a robot thinks you want, you’re missing out. Call us old-fashioned, but we think there’s something irresistible about locally owned stores. So, we tracked down a few ideas to help you get started. ...

Every year, Rockford Dance Company dazzles local audiences with its production of "The Nutcracker." Learn why this year's production is leaping to new heights. ...

For loved ones who prefer "experiences" over "gifts," why not consider gifting them tickets to a holiday-themed show? Here are some of the best plays, musicals and concerts happening in our area this holiday season. ...

An exciting, yet challenging lineup is in store for Rockford Symphony Orchestra's 2017/2018 season. Mark your calendar now and take a peek at what's to come. ...

Our region offers endless opportunities for holiday escapes. Here are a few ideas for an easy weekend getaway this autumn ...

A handy resource for some of the top-notch venues, performance groups and visual arts centers in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. ...

There are plenty of opportunities to see live entertainment right here in our region. Here are a few of the best our area has to offer. ...

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. ...