Category Archives: Arts

God Save the Queen – America Gives Piers Morgan Back to Great Britain!

A sad day for America. It is being reported that Piers Morgan, Larry King’s replacement, will soon be leaving CNN after three years. His pompous, elitism will certainly be missed by his American audience! Let’s all chip in and buy him a ticket back to Great Britain. It’s rumored that Jay Leno is looking for job. At least we would be entertained instead of being punished every night.

Don’t Miss Rabbit Hole at Winneshiek Theatre March 1 and 6 – 8 Directed by Tom Myers

Rabbit Hole will be presented at the Winneshiek Theatere at 7:30 pm on March 1, 6, 7, and 8. Winneshiek is the nation’s oldest continuous amateur theatre located at 228 W. Clark, Freeport, Illinois.
Rabbit Hole is a play written by David Lindsay Abaire which won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
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Don’t Miss A Tuna Christmas at Winneshiek Playhouse, December 7, 12, 13 and 14 at 7:30 pm


At the nation’s oldest continuous amateur theatre located at 228 W. Clark, Freeport, Illinois,
This is a sequel to Greater Tuna which is one of a trilogy of plays written about the fictional town of Tuna, Texas. It’s Christmas in the third smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, including hot competition in the annual lawn display contest.

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Congratulations to Lena-Winslow – Good Luck at State 1A Championship against Tri-Valley Downs at Huskie Stadium in Dekalb on Friday November 29 at 10:00 am. Bring Home another State Championship!

Some Holiday Events Not to Miss:

FHN Festival of Trees Events Continue

Holiday Movie Series for children on concludes on Saturday November 30 with the final movie, Frozen PG ($3.50), at 10 am at the Lindo Theatre, Freeport

Visit Santa at the Freeport Public Library and receive a holiday gift from FHN

December 3 5 – 7 pm
December 5 5 – 7 pm
December 7 1 – 3 pm
December 8 1 – 3 pm
December 10 5 – 7 pm
December 12 5 – 7 pm
December 14 1 – 3 pm
December 15 1 – 3 pm
December 17 5 – 7 pm
December 19 5 – 7 pm
December 21 1 – 3 pm
December 22 1 – 3 pm

The Annual Christmas Show presented by the Mighty Richland Players Dessert Threater, 203 W. High Street, Orangville, on Friday and Saturday, November 29 and 30 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, December 1 at 2 pm. Enjoy this annual Christmas show written, produced and directed by Hanover’s Back Street Players. Performances are in dessert theater format. $20. For information call 815.819.1310; For tickets call 888.596.1249 or 608.325.5700

Annual Christmas Tea December 1 from 1 to 4 pm at the Stephenson County Historical Museum located at 1440 S. Carroll Avenue, Freeport. Celebrate this holiday tradition at the historic 1857 Oscar Taylor home decorated in Christmas finery. Enjoy music and homemade cookies with coffee, tea or punch as you tour the mansion. The Holiday Gift Shop will be open featuring a selection of historical books, toys and other unique gift items, and a Holiday Bake Sale. For information call 815.232.8419.

Fall Instrumental Music Concert at Highland Community College

This annual event is on Friday November 15 at 7:30 pm in the Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre at Highland Community College, 2998 W. Pearl City Road, Freeport. It features the Highland Concert Band under the direction of Scott Stich and the Highland Big Band under the direction of Bill Petersen with talented student and community musicians.

The Concert Band is a 40 member instrumental ensemble comprised of students, faculty, and community members of high school age or older. The Big Band is comprised of students and community members high school age or older.

Tickets are Adults: $10; Seniors: $8; Students: $6. Ticket information at 815.599.3718 or on line at


Spencer Tracy Film Festival Starts Tomorrow – Another Terrific Event!

August 23 – 25 at the Lindo Theatre, 115 S. Chicago Avenue, Freeport. Friday: 7 pm; Saturday: 1 pm and 7 pm; Sunday: 1 pm. Spencer Tracy, one of Hollywood’s most cherished actors, comes home to Freeport where his parents lived and where he enjoyed many happy times as a child. Four prized films will be presented on the Lindo Theatre’s big screen. In attendance at Friday’s film will be Tracy’s granddaughter-in-law, Cyndi Tracy and his great grandson, Shane Tracy. A Film Festival Reception will be held on Friday from 4 pm to 6 pm at 9 East Coffee, 9 East Stephenson Street, Freeport at which the Tracy family members will appear and present information about Spencer. Light hors d’oeuvres and wine from Famous Fossil Winery will be offered. $5 per film and $20 for the reception. (815-232-8419)


Friday at 7 pm: “Boom Town” (1940)

Saturday at 1 pm: “A Guy Named Joe” (1943):

Saturday at 7 pm: “The Actress” (1953)

Sunday at 1 pm: “Bad Day at Black Rock” (1955)