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Festival of the Performing Arts

All members of The Cat’s Pajamas reach out to the crowd while singing one of their a capella tunes at Turner Hall on Saturday night. This vocal group, formerly featured on NBC’s The Singoff and America’s Got Talent, specializes in pop funk a capella music. The Galena Festival of the Performing Arts offered five performances, Wednesday through Sunday, including the play “To Be! Shakespeare Here and Now” and the vocal jazz concert, “The Fella Sings Ella,” by Scott Coulter. For more information about the festival, visit The Galena Festival of the Performing Arts will hold a new Christmas concert on Sunday, December 9.


Fever River Puppeteers to perform at Galena library

GALENA–The Galena Public Library will present “The Bremen Town Musicians,” a puppet show for families with children going into kindergarten through sixth grade.


Bell Tower Theater announces all-new musical

DUBUQUE, Iowa–The Bell Tower Theater announces its upcoming summer show, “A Mighty Fortress (Is Our Basement).”


Arts ’n Cheese Crawl set for August 3-5 in Mineral Point

GALENA–An Arts ’n Cheese Crawl will make the Aug. 3-5 Arts on Point Gallery Weekend in Mineral Point, Wis., positively delicious. The cheese comes from Mineral Point’s world champion Hooks’ Cheese Co., a frequent international award winner.


Toccare piano recital featuring Dr. Elaina Burns comes to Galena Center for the Arts

GALENA–Dr. Elaina Burns, a past professor of piano at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, returns from New York City to perform a recital, “Toccare,” at the Galena Center for the Arts on Sunday, July 22 at 4 p.m.


Liz Snavely to be featured at Songwriters Showcase

GALENA–The Galena Center for the Arts will feature Liz Snavely at the July Songwriters Showcase, 7-9 p.m., Thursday July 19.


Czech/American music featured at Mound organ concert

SINSINAWA, Wis.–International artists Joan DeVee Dixon, Hutchinson, Minn., and Alice Fiedlerová, Prague, Czech Republic, are returning to Sinsinawa Mound’s Summer Organ Concert series at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 8. They will present a program of Czech/American mutual inspirations.


Shake Rag Alley to host Midwest Woodlanders Gathering

MINERAL POINT, Wis.–Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts is planning the 17th annual Midwest Woodlanders Gathering featuring more than 40 nature-based workshops, July 12-15, in Mineral Point.


Embroidery Circle

Karen Wilson is starting an embroidery circle this week in the lower level meeting room of the Galena Center for the Arts. The free sessions, 1-3 p.m., will be held each Wednesday and provide an opportunity to work on unfinished hand embroidery projects and to share tips on stitching techniques. Wilson, the center’s office manager, a student with the Royal School of Needlework in England, will share insights from her recent thread painting embroidery course at the inaugural July 11 session. For more information, call 779-214-0261.


Galena library continues travelogue through July

GALENA–The Galena Public Library is hosting a series of travelogues, “Oh, the Places We’ve Been!” Each session features a traveler who has been to a fascinating, far off locale. The programs will take place throughout July.


Sinsinawa retreat joins voices to create community

SINSINAWA, Wis.–Join songleader Liz Rog as she teaches songs in the aural tradition, making singing accessible for all.


Jazz and art fest set for July 21-22 in Stockton

STOCKTON–The 2018 Northwest Illinois Art & Jazz Fest is set for July 21-22 at Stockton Lion’s Memorial Park. The event was named “Best Festival” by Illinois Country Living readers last year.

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