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  • Top 5 things to do this weekend

    Sounds of the season from Sauk DIXON – The Sauk Valley Community College department of music will pe ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 3:17 pm
  • Local women to compete in Sweet Adelines championship

    Three local members of the Rockford-based River City Sound will be among the chorus’ 48 songstresses competing Nov. 6 in the 2014 Sweet Adelines Inter ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • ‘Batman’ stars back efforts to protect bats

    BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) – Two of the stars of the upcoming movie “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of J ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:32 pm
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend

    Take in a play at SHS STERLING – Sterling High School presents the comic play "Noises Off!" at Cente ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 4:18 pm
  • Country artist to play Saturday at Champs

    STERLING – Country music artist Chris Cavanaugh has been playing on the road, doing what he loves, for about 5 years now.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • Christian artist to perform at Centennial

    STERLING – Contemporary Christian music artist Jamie Grace will perform at 6 p.m. Nov. 2 at Centennial Auditorium at Sterling High School, 1608 Fourth ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Americana group to hit stage at Rosbrook

    DIXON – The Mississippi Stranglers of McHenry will return to the area for a Halloween party Nov. 1 at Rosbrook Studio, 107 S. Peoria.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Commentary: Ending year with bang at box office

    When it comes to overall quality, it hasn’t been the best year at the box office. But, with movies l ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • Oscar de la Renta, legendary designer, dead at 82

    NEW YORK (AP) — At his Fashion Week runway show in September, Oscar de la Renta sat in his usual spot: in a chair right inside the wings, where he cou ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:49 am
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend

    Ice cream, truck rides in Rock FallsROCK FALLS – Firehouse Ministries Fire Museum will present a fal ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:00 am
  • Two local bands to hit Rosbrook stage

    DIXON – Downtown Rhythm Kings and 30 West will turn things up at 8 p.m. Saturday at Rosbrook Studio, 107 S. Peoria.
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Music review: You+Me covers octaves, audiences

    The growing folk-based movement in pop music added another impressive album to its ranks Tuesday with “rose ave.,” by You+Me.
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 11:08 pm
  • The Honey Dewdrops, a husband and wife duo, set to hit local stage

    PRINCETON – The musical duo known as The Honey Dewdrops will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at The Coffeehouse at Open Prairie United Church of Christ, ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Former 'SNL' cast member Jan Hooks dies at age 57

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Jan Hooks has died.The 57-year-old Hooks di ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 10:21 am
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend

    4-H Fall Fest at SaukDIXON – National 4-H Week will be celebrated to let people know what 4-H offers ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 9:59 am
  • NIN, Green Day top nominees

    Velvet Underground founding member Lou Reed, punk-pop band Green Day, industrial dance-rock group Ni ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 9:23 pm
  • ‘The Judge’ has too much disorder in the court

    “The Judge” dawdles, lingers, takes sidebars and recesses – much like a celebrity trial in which TV ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 9:46 pm
  • Lawrence: Photo hacking was 'sex crime'

    NEW YORK (AP) – The people who chose to look at nude celebrity photos that hackers posted committed ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 10:12 pm
  • 'Twilight' to be revived in Facebook short films

    NEW YORK (AP) — "Twilight" will be raised from the dead for a series of short films on Facebook.Two ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 3:39 pm
  • GLAAD study: Gay depictions increase on TV

    LOS ANGELES (AP) – Television has increased its depiction of gay, lesbian and bisexual characters, w ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 10:29 pm
  • New thriller good, but not Fincher’s finest

    “Gone Girl” is David “Zodiac” Fincher’s seriously twisted, twisty-turny adaptation of Gillian Flynn’ ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 10:14 pm
  • Brass quintet to kick off SVCCA season

    DIXON – Alliance Brass Quintet, a young brass group, will open the Sauk Valley Community Concert Association series at 7 p.m. Monday at Historic Dixon ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 10:28 pm
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