Musician Profile: Cherry Valley’s Mo Pitney

A rising star in Nashville’s country music scene owes a lot to the wide-open spaces of northern Illinois. Meet this young musician and discover shy his hometown is so close to his heart.

Dorothy Paige-Turner: Truly Legendary

After 34 years of teaching music, this retired educator and active performer is keeping herself busy on the Rockford entertainment scene.

Rowland Salley’s All About the Bass

He may be a musical success who’s toured with Chris Isaak, Rowland Salley has never forgotten about his hometown of Belvidere.

Regional Artists Take American Idol Stage

Could the very next “American Idol” star hail from our region? It’s certainly possible, as three local musicians try their hand at winning this television favorite.

Moonlight Jazz Orchestra: Having Fun at 40

“Outrageous” is one way to describe this lively group of musicians, who’ve been sharing a unique jazz sound for 40 years. See how the group grew from a high school class into a professional gig.