Twenty years ago, Rockford citizens banded together to save the city’s lavish performing arts venue. As the Coronado Theatre emerges from pandemic-related closures, this beloved venue continues to wow people both young and old. ...

After a 19-month hiatus due to COVID-19, Rockford's crown jewel theater is ready once more to welcome audiences indoors. Here's a sneak preview of what's to come. ...

As Rockford Symphony Orchestra's music director, Steven Larsen, prepares to begin his next journey, he's spending plenty of time reflecting on the many ways he's impacted the orchestra over the past three decades. ...

They provide an important role in training workers for good-paying, and increasingly high-tech, jobs across our region. Take a closer look at the ways two local unions prepare people for a career that doesn't require a college degree. ...

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. ...