If you love cherry pie, then you’re in for a treat, because today is National Cherry Pie Day. Celebrated every year on February 20th, and coincidentally close to President’s Day, cherries was one of President George Washington’s favorite foods! According to the American Pie Council,...
National Bacon Day is observed annually on December 30th. Everything is better with bacon. On December 30th each year, bacon lovers have a chance to celebrate one of nature’s favored gifts on Bacon Day! Everything is better with bacon.  Bacon is a very popular food in the United States and...
October 16th is National Liqueur Day. This is a day to celebrate the myriad classes and flavors of liqueur. Liqueur, not to be confused with liquor, is a type of sweet alcoholic drink made from flowers, nuts, spices, herbs and some type of alcohol. They are bold enough to stand...
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...
The 2020 Corvette Stingray has taken top honors as the Car of the Year. Other winners include the Kia Telluride which won Utility Vehicle of the Year and the Jeep Gladiator which was named Truck of the Year. These winners were rated by eligible vehicles on segment leadership, innovation, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction, and...
From the week before Thanksgiving, Christmas Music has been on the radio. Christmas and holiday songs are an indispensable part of the popular music scene. These are some of the top Christmas songs of all time with the select artists. The list is just a collection of...
Leap Day and Leap Year happen every four years on February 29. One of the most well-known leap day traditions is that women can propose to their boyfriends, instead of the traditional way around. If you are that gutsy lady that feels it is time to make him commit, you may win a prize (see below).
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...
January 20th is National Cheese Lover’s Day. Whether brick or shredded don’t feel bleu, throw a feta or act capricious. This is a time to try something new in your quest for that perfect cheese. Maybe try a goat cheese as an appetizer on flavored crackers.
Chicago native, Rochelle Young, whose daughter lives in Sycamore, Illinois, had always been good at doing voices as she read stories to her daughter and, later, her grandkids. “My friends always told me, ‘You should go into voiceover, because you’ve got all these voices,’”...
The perfect road trip for those that enjoy the outdoors, the Colorado Byways is the perfect journey.  In the late 1800s, while much of Colorado mined gold and silver, the southeast region mined coal. Linked with this region are many legends and folklore. Such as the lost...

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...