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2008 Articles
04/30/2008
RSO announces dramatic opera TOSCA
The Rockford Symphony Orchestra is pleased to present the fully staged opera production of Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 17 in the beautiful Coronado Performing Arts Center. > More
04/23/2008
Rockford Symphony Youth Orchestra Presents Spring Concert in Freeport
The Rockford Symphony Orchestra is pleased to present the Rockford Symphony Youth Orchestra’s (RSYO) spring concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 27 at the Freeport Masonic Temple located at 315 West Stephenson St. in Freeport. RSYO conductor Dr. Alison Gaines has programmed works by Wagner, Britten, Barber, and Bizet. > More
04/14/2008
Charlotte's Web Presents Small Potatoes
Join us for an evening of stories and songs featuring humor and harmony by Small Potatoes! > More
04/10/2008
17th Annual RAMIs - And the Winners Are...
A standing room only crowd of over 400 people spent the evening honoring the great musical talent we have here in the Rockford area at the 17th Annual RAMI Awards held at the Tebala Shrine Temple. > More
04/03/2008
Celebrate Rockford Area Music at the 17th Annual RAMI Awards
The 17th Annual RAMI Awards Ceremony will honor and showcase the great musical talent from the Rockford and surrounding area.  This year's ceremony will feature performances by:  Emily Bear, the 2008 Youth Charity Jam winner Hope Despite, Southview, the Stevee Nix, Grupo Escape, the Salvation Army Temple Band, Starlite Radio, Southern Heritage, Red & PlayRay's review and Christine Knodle. > More
03/26/2008
Bonerama Brings Their Rockin' Brass to the House Cafe'
Bonerama, in support of their CD release “Bringing it Home”, hits the stage at the House Café’ Sunday March 30th. > More
03/13/2008
Ernie Hendrickson & Miles Nielsen: LIVE
Rockford's own Ernie Hendrickson and Miles Nielsen bring their talented bands and special guests to the stage of the former New American Theater Saturday, March 22. > More
03/07/2008
Umphrey's McGee- Progressive Jam Band Brings Their Skills to the Egyptian Theater
Indiana’s Umphrey’s McGee is a unique musical beast. It’s also one that’s sure to please fans of the Grateful Dead and similar jam bands while also piquing the interest of progressive rock aficionados. > More
02/20/2008
2008 Youth Charity Jam Rocks the ELB and RAMIs
Come see some great music by young musicians in the area at the Youth Charity Jam audition on Friday February 22nd at 7pm at the ELB located at 920 3rd Avenue, Rockford, in Emmanuel Lutheran Church.  The winners will go on to compete for a $250.00 First Prize in the Youth Charity Jam to be held on March 28th at the Tebala Shrine Temple. > More
02/12/2008
Charlotte's Web For the Performing Arts Brings Ember Swift to Rockford
Does anyone remember the days when music (at least the really “cool” music) was tied to political activism and fighting for causes? Well, if you just answered that question by saying, “I do,” Ember Swift will be a breath of fresh air and nostalgia all at once for you. > More
01/21/2008
It's Time For Maritime: Indie Pop Band to Headline in Dekalb
The House Café in Dekalb has been hosting some killer rock and roll shows for a while now. > More
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