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2007 Articles
Between the Puck and the Cork: It's Seven Mary Three

You can spend New Years Eve with internationally known band Seven Mary Three as they play the Metro Centre just after the Ice Hogs make their way through their final hockey game of the year. > More
Mike Williamson's Christmastime With You
Wednesday, December 12 Mike Williamson and company take the stage at Tebala for their 25th holiday show, 'Christmastime With You'. Sharing the stage with Williamson are director Patte Armato Lund, Valerie Campbell, Larry Higgs and keyboardist Mike McIntyre. > More
Rockford College & Sounds of Good News
Rockford College and Sounds of Good News productions cordially invites the greater Rockford region to attend "Give Thanks." > More
Rockford Symphony Orchestra Sound Bites Series Continues
The Rockford Symphony Orchestra announces the second session of Sound Bites - the popular lunchtime discussion event introduced last season. > More
RAMI Nominations are Open - RAMI Musicians' Organization Meeting with Special Guests
RAMI (Rockford Area Music Industry) Musicians’ Organization Meeting will be held Sunday November 4, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. at the Hoffman House, 7550 E. State Street.  > More
Arlo Guthrie - A Living Legend of Folk Music at the Coronado
Arlo Guthrie has become a true legend of folk music since his debut in 1961 and he will be gracing the stage at the Coronado Performing Arts Center on October 20th. > More
Southern Heritage - Bringing a Down Home Sound to the Hometown Area
If you have a taste for good ole country music delivered with creativity, uniqueness and a Rockford area flair, then Southern Heritage is the band for you. > More
Kansas Brings Their Celebration To On The Waterfront
Dorothy and Toto may not be in Kansas anymore, but Kansas will be in Rockford on Sunday September 2nd. > More
RSO 2007/2008 Single Ticket Sales Begin Monday
Buy the best seats for RSO's most popular, sure-to-sell-out performances…Tosca, John Williams, Nutcracker, Duke Ellington, and Gershwin! Ticket-buyers can pick their own seats with our new on-line ticketing system.
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The Rockford Symphony Orchestra welcomes Robin and Linda Williams at Starlight Theatre
Join Steven Larsen and the Rockford Symphony Orchestra for an evening of unique Americana music on Saturday, August 11 at 8 p.m. > More
Blue Oyster Cult Returns to Riverfest
Rockers Blue Oyster Cult (or BOC as they are often called) will be making a return to Beloit's Riverfest on the 13th - that's tomorrow for those checking their calendars. > More
Court - An International Progressive Rock Band at Kryptonite
Running Music Street Journal, it probably doesn't come as a big surprise to anyone that I'm a huge fan of progressive rock. Because of this I was very excited to hear that an Italian prog rock band was coming to Kryptonite. > More
The Year After - See Them At The Rock Box
Chicago's The Year After will be playing at The Rock Box on June 15th. So, who are these guys and what have they been up to? Well, the group got started in the Windy City and released their first EP At the Risk of Shipwreck in 2005. > More
Works by Daniel Pinkham presented at Music Sunday!
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockford presents Music Sunday featuring works by Daniel Pinkham on Sunday, May 6, at 10:00 AM at The Unitarian Universalist Church (4848 Turner Street) in Rockford. > More
Broadway Bound to Perform in Concert
You are invited to come and hear this group of talented student performers sing and dance their way through some of Broadways most popular tunes.  Broadway Bound will be performing songs from HAIRSPRAY, GREASE, RAGTIME, AIDA and many others. > More
Ligion - Nashville Rockers Set To Wow Elixur
On May 3rd Ligion will be rocking Elixur. They'll be coming into town along with Soil and Seemless to pump out some searing rockers for the Rockford crowd. Their debut CD is External Affairs, and the group will be showcasing their fiery blend of old and new textures. It's sure to get music fans up on their feet. > More
International Steinway Artist Steve Hall to appear in Rockford
The public is invited to hear International Steinway Artist Steve Hall, renowned inspirational pianist and recording artist, in concert on Sunday, April 22, 2007, at 3 pm. > More
Pentwater - The Return of a Northern Illinois Progressive Rock Legend
Those of you who think the name Pentwater sounds familiar might very well be right. These guys were pretty frequent visitors to the Rockford area in the 1970's and might have seen them live at such places at The Great Illinois Purchase. The group broke up in the late 1970's after only releasing one album. The good news is, they are back together and just released Ab-Dul - the official follow up to that release. > More
Vince Gill - Music Plus Stories Equal Fun
Vince Gill brought his show into the Rockford Metro Centre on February 15th and the combination of varied musical styles, technical skill and personality made it one that was sure to please. There was no question that this group of musicians (Gill brought a 15-piece band with him including a four piece horn section) was talented and the music they played was strong. In many ways what made this show special, though, were the moments where Gill's personality took the forefront.  > More
Vince Gill - The Music Moves Him These Days, Too
Touring to promote his massive work These Days, Vince Gill will be bringing his music to the Rockford Metro Centre on February 15th. While a lot of the songs at the show will be from that four disc set, you can expect to hear hits from all through Gill's 20 plus year career. You can also expect for Gill's love of the music to come through. He says that, "I am as passionate today as I have ever been about playing music." > More
The Pink Floyd Experience Comes to Rockford Jan 20th
The Pink Floyd Experience echoes everything that made Pink Floyd one of rock & roll's' greatest icons. It is a celebration of the music, the themes and the innovation that this great band brought to its fans around the world. It is Pink Floyd - up close and personal without losing the scope and power of their performance. > More
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