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A Seussified Classic

Let's talk about theater and other fine art, Let's talk classic novels, but where do I start? The Panther production for some it showed wit But some others did not like it, not one little bit. So...

 

Mark Your Calendars

The Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society has set dates for most of its annual events dedicated to shining a spotlight on the rich history of our region while creating opportunities to connect with residents and visitors alike. Mark your calend...

 

Aquin Presents "Fighting For My Self"

'Fighting For My Self' is a dramatic portrayal of the very real stresses on today's teenage girls, many of whom lose their way just trying to survive. The characters struggle to win back their...

 

TLP Looking For Area Musicians

Timber Lake Playhouse is looking for area musicians to play in the pit for musical productions at the playhouse in Mount Carroll. TLP produces seven full length musicals throughout the summer and fall as well as a Christmas show in December. TLP...

 

Legally Excellent

Let's cut to the chase shall we – Freeport has a cast again! I've been seeing Freeport musicals for over 16 years, and with no disrespect intended to anyone, the last few years the program had been...

 

EPC Chateau La Laughs

EPC Theater co-op Director, Jamie Graf had a problem – seven legitimate stars were returning to the most loaded theater program in the region, and that didn't include the up and coming stars who...

 

Wildcat "Dinner" Too Dated

Let me open up with what I think is the biggest thing I noticed in the River Ridge production of "The Man Who Came To Dinner." The Wildcat stage has jumped leaps and bounds on the technical end. Major...

 

Time To Get Loud

On the opening night of the volleyball season, the Lena-Winslow Panther students all filed into Aquin dressed in their best "redneck" outfits, and thoroughly out cheered, out-screamed, and...

 

The Curtain Is Going Up

Football teams are preparing for the playoffs, and Volleyball Regionals began this week, but the other big extracurricular events are also about to open the curtain on another season of theatrical fun...

 

Pie Across The Fence

No, you didn't miss it-Lanark's famous Pie on the Porch has changed its name, location and date! Now dubbed Pie Across the Fence, those delicious homemade pies will be found at the Lanark United...

 

TLP Announces Fall /Winter Lineup

Due to recent remodeling and winterization of the theatre, Timber Lake Playhouse, the premier professional summer theatre of northwest Illinois, will extend programming into the Christmas Season for the first time at the playhouse. During the month...

 

Stephenson County Fair Needs Your Support

For the past 65+ years, the Stephenson County Fair Association has called the 57-acre site that was dedicated to be the fairgrounds, its “home”. The Fair Association is a non-profit organization that relies on support from area businesses and...

 

Cole & The Gang Concert

The horn-driven power sounds of the Sixties and Seventies will be back at the Masonic Event Center this October 19th. But the show isn’t all about the past, according to one artist. “We see this concert as being about the present as well as the...

 

The Other Side Of The Anvil

Jo Daviess County Historical Society's Old Blacksmith Shop, in partnership with the Upper Midwest Blacksmith Association (UMBA), will present a special hands-on event and two-day music fest called "Th...

 

TLP Fall Festival And BrewFest

Timber Lake Playhouse, the premier professional summer theatre of northwest Illinois, will host BrewFest on Saturday, September 28 from 12:00 (noon) to 6:00 pm. The fest will include tastings of...

 

Eats & Beats Coming To Freeport

With so many worthwhile nonprofit organizations in the Freeport area trying to raise money, it can be hard to decide which events to support. On any given weekend, multiple nonprofit organizations compete with one another to gain the attention of...

 

Broadway Coming To Orangeville

Rehearsals are in full swing for the Mighty Richland Players Dessert Theater's production of, "The Great White Way." The script was written by Kim McIver, and it ties together 15 musical numbers from...

 

The Cadillac Is Warming Up

It is time again for the Lena Lions 69th Annual Fall Festival, known as "The Cadillac of Small Town Festivals"! The event will be held in downtown Lena on September 6th & 7th. Free entertainment...

 

Re-enactors On Main

Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Miller Rowley will grace Main Street in Galena on Saturday, Aug. 31 to launch the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society's program, Reenactors on Main. Anthony...

 

Pretzel Brewfest Is Almost Here

Pretzel City Brewfest is being held September 14 featuring over 100 craft beers from local and national breweries for tasting at an outdoor atmosphere in Downtown Freeport. Tickets can be purchased on...

 

TLP Presents Steel Magnolias

Timber Lake Playhouse is proud to bring to area audiences a truly unforgettable production full of sass, style and sisterhood. Steel Magnolias, is equal parts hilarious and heartwarming. At Truvy’s beauty shop, the motto is: there’s no such...

 

Folk Music At The Fort

This September, the Apple River Fort State Historic Site will host "Goin' Down the Road: Folk Songs of Illinois, 1818-1960," presented by folk musician Bucky Halker! From the beginning of Illinois...

 

Women's Suffrage Exhibit

The Fight For Suffrage will cover the movement for women to gain the right to vote in a temporary exhibit at the Galena & U.S. Grant Museum at 211 S. Bench Street. The exhibit opens at 5 p.m....

 

Cruise Night Photo Spread

Collection of Photos from Freeport's Cruise Night on August 10th....

 

Jo Daviess County Fair Photo Spread

A Collection of photos from the Jo Daviess County Fair...

 

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