Smart Living Weekly – December 6, 2017

  Plenty of Holiday Entertainment! Right in Our Region: There’s no place like home for the holidays and no need to travel out of town to find top-notch entertainment. Rockford…
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Smart Living Weekly – October 25, 2017

  Rockford Symphony Surprises in New Season Right in Our Region: Science. The Reformation. Fantasy. Classic organ. Country. They all play a role in the Rockford Symphony Orchestra’s 2017/2018 season,…
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Smart Living Weekly – January 18, 2017

  A Great Violinist Comes to the Coronado Right in Our Region: One of America’s greatest violinists, Rachel Barton Pine, joins the Rockford Symphony Orchestra (RSO) on Jan. 21 at…
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Smart Living Weekly – April 20, 2016

  ‘Ragtime’ Comes to Coronado May 4 Right in Our Region: On a multi-city tour, JAM Theatricals returns to the road with a revamped Broadway production of “Ragtime the Musical,”…
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Smart Living Weekly – June 4, 2014

  Kantorei Celebrates 50th Anniversary Right in Our Region: It’s not every day that a fine music group celebrates its 50th birthday. Though it’s far from being Rockford’s oldest musical…
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Rockford’s Emily Bear: Pianist, Composer & Kid

She’s performed at the White House, played with countless celebrities and taken the stage at Carnegie Hall, yet Rockford resident Emily Bear is still just a friendly, warm-hearted girl next door.

Venerable Venues, Exceptional Entertainment

Another excellent season of fine music and entertainment is nearly upon us. Here’s a rundown on the best destinations our region has to offer, and the events coming soon.