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2006 Articles
The Rock-Box - Rockford's Young People Have a New Place To Rock
It's the seemingly eternal (and universal) problem facing teens in the world - where do you go to rock? Most times when bands play in clubs those clubs serve alcohol. So, if the age on your ID is less than 21, you can't get in. Well, The Rock-Box (located at 317 W. Jefferson Street) is here to give you a place to rock out. > More
Never a Bad Date, New American Theater Launches Its 35th Season
New American Theater kicks off its 35th season September 8th with a relationship comedy called Bad Dates, a one-woman show filled with quick-witted humor and amusing twists. > More
Sister Bernie's Bingo Bash is back by popular demand!
Sister Bernie's Bingo Bash is an original comedy about the hard-luck lives of a priest and two nuns who lost their parish because of an unfortunate mishap with a broken bingo board. > More
Food, fun, and music at Cherry Valley Festival Days

You don't have to travel far for a great time.  Cherry Valley Festival Days run from August 25th through August 27th.  You can stop out at Baumann Park in Cherry Valley for great music, food and fun.

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Hot Enough For You? - Hot Fest for Hospice is Here
While the mercury may be sitting near the top end of your thermometer, the air isn't the only thing that will be hot on the weekend of August 11th. Hot Fest will be bringing spicy foods and smoking tunes to join in on the heat of the moment. And as a nice bonus, it's all to benefit Northern Illinois Hospice and Grief Counseling Center, and Visiting Nurses Association Hospice. > More
Historic Auto Attractions Acquires New Artifacts for Kennedy and White House Exhibits

Described in their literature as the place "Where History Meets Entertainment," Historic Auto Attractions in Roscoe, IL, is owned by world-famous race car driver Wayne Lensing. Lensing has packed the showroom with several fascinating exhibits, all based on the vehicles driven by famous people and movie characters.

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Beloit Riverfest is Heating up The Summer
When you see that Beloit Riverfest is just around the corner it's always a sign that the summer is kicking into high gear. This year is no exception, but I'd have to say that just looking at the musical entertainment they have lined up, this might be the best year ever! A lot of the focus is on classic rock acts, and they have some of the legends in the field, but they also manage to bring in some newer music, too. > More
Comedy Ink Presents: The Improvised Shakespeare Company
Based on one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written) The Improvised Shakespeare Co. creates a fully improvised play in Elizabethan style.  Each of the players has brushed up on his "thee's" and "thou's" to bring you an evening of off-the-cuff comedy using the language and themes of William Shakespeare. > More
14 bars - 14 bands - May 13, 2006

Mark your calendars! The 8th annual Groove Walk is Saturday, May 13th, 2006 from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

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Weird World of Wormwood - Film Festival Mark III
Tired of typical formula Hollywood garbage insulting your intelligence at the multiplexes? Relax, bunky...relief is at hand. Wormwood Chronicles webzine is proud to present the third edition of the Weird World of Wormwood Film Festival. > More
Love - Shakespeare Style at NAT

After a four year hiatus, Shakespeare returns to New American Theater with A Midsummer Night's Dream directed by Tony Vezner.  This decadently fun and campy rendition opens February third and runs through February twenty-sixth.  Staged in modern dress, with visual themes carried to the extreme including a wading pool and characters riding an ATV, it promises to be one of the more unique interpretations of Shakespeare that Rockford audiences have experienced.

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Rockford Celebrates Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is considered one of the most significant composers of European classical music.  January 27th marks the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth.  Many Rockford area organizations have come together to celebrate and honor the timeless music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

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