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. ...

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

You don't need to travel far to have a fun summer vacation. These four destinations known for their watery attractions are just a day trip away. ...

We talk a lot these days about transforming our region into a better place to live, but it’s sometimes easy to forget how good we have it already. Just look at the incredible arts and entertainment assets that already exist. ...

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. ...

ONLINE EXCLUSIVES: In this extended online story, meet four dynamic musicians who bring our region so much fine music. Discover what drives their passion for music, and how their work is exciting young people. ...