Indian Valley Theatre announces auditions for their upcoming World Premier production of ’A Twisted Christmas Carol’ by Phil Olson and directed by Connie Cline, on Sunday, Sept. 29th from 2-4 pm and Monday, Sept. 30th from 7-9 pm. Auditions will be held in the Community Room at...
The highlight of the fall theater season will feature the Penguin Project's newest production, "Hairspray Jr.". The Penguin Project, established in 2004, provides young artists with developmental disabilities including down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, visual impairment, hearing impairment, and other neurological disorders to take the stage joined by...
Fans at the Drum Corps International (DCI) Championship in Indianapolis last August were entertained by a very unique musical organization. A group of 70+ special challenged individuals brought the spectators to their feet with a special production. The FREE Players Drum & Bugle Corps...
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Rick Nielsen appeared at the grand opening of a new Hard Rock Casino information center in downtown Rockford on Thursday afternoon. Cheap Trick guitarist Nielsen, along with his wife Karen, are partners with Hard Rock International, which hopes to open...
On this date in 1939, The Wizard of Oz became an official American Musical Fantasy featured film produced by MGM (Metro-Golden-Mayer). This cinema gem is widely considered to be one of the greatest films in cinema history, even competing with may successful films in 1939.  It is widely known as the best-known...
 August 11 marks the 5th anniversary of the death of the late Robin Williams. Williams had a great passion for acting, and he made millions of fans laugh and cry with his indelible comic performances over the years. He made the smooth transition from TV shows to films and became one of the...
Stage Coach Players announces auditions for its upcoming holiday production of It’s A Wonderful Life, a stage version of the classic story told on the big screen by Frank Capra. Directed by Tim Ball, auditions for this faithful adaptation by Doug Rand will be...
We are excited to have these young ladies in the Kishwaukee Fest Parade this Friday, July 26. Miss Heartland 2019 - Annika Strolle Annika's favorite quote is “Dreams don’t work unless you do,” and that is absolutely true. She was honored to have received four incredible awards this past June at...
Indian Valley Theatre is preparing for the 132nd annual Sandwich Fair, with its classic and comedic Melodrama performances. This year, audiences at the Sandwich Fair will be treated to TWO classic melodramas chocked full of puns and jokes galore. “The Perils of Priscilla or…The Schoolmarm’s Dilemma” will be directed...
Willy Adkins is a filmmaker located in Dekalb, IL who produces film festivals, art and con style events. He is the President and CEO of Breaking Fate Entertainment, formerly known as "Spook Show Entertainment." IMDB calls Adkins the 8th most famous person born in Dekalb, IL. Saturday, July 13, he...
DeKalb County United will battle the NIU Men's Soccer Team today at 7 p.m. at the NIU Soccer Stadium in the battle for DeKalb County supremacy! This will be the final pre-season game for DeKalb County United and the final game of the spring season for NIU. The largest crowd ever...

Dancing Queen

In 2006, I was honored to produce the first Heartland International Music Tattoo in DeKalb County at Northern Illinois University. The show included 22 different dance ensembles, brass bands, bagpipe bands and other pageantry units. Featuring over 300 entertainers, this two-hour show was patterned after the world famous Edinburgh...