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4/2/2020
Bert Kreischer - The Berty Boy World Tour

Bert Kreischer's standup specials “Secret Time” and “The Machine” are currently streaming globally on Netflix. Described as having a “rare and incredible talent” (Interrobang), Bert has evolved from being named Rolling Stone’s 1997 “Number One Partier in the Nation” to one of the top names in comedy. Between his two previous stand-up specials, “The Machine” on Showtime (2016) and “Comfortably Dumb” on Comedy Central (2009), his two podcasts: “Bertcast,” and “Open Tabs,” his YouTube cooking show: “Something’s Burning,” his book Life of the Party: Stories of a Perpetual Man-Child (2014), Bert has succeeded in finding the elusive blend of “being a cringe comedian with real insight” (Interrobang). Landed as one of the best storytellers of his generation, Bert seamlessly and sincerely shares anecdotes about his family and fatherhood while showing his ability to prove “that there’s a way to take his [party-boy] antics into middle-age,” (Forbes). His infamous story about robbing a train with the Russian Mafia was recently optioned by Legendary (the studio behind The Hangover Series, Jurassic World, and Straight Outta Compton) to be turned into a movie.


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4/2/2020
Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Annual Luncheon

The Board of Directors of the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau invites you to join in celebrating tourism excellence at the 2020 RACVB Annual Luncheon, on Thursday, April 2, at the Rockford Conference Center at the new Embassy Suites by Hilton Rockford Riverfront! Highlights of this year's luncheon will include a recap of 2019’s biggest successes, a sneak-peek into the future, the latest inductees into the RACVB Tourism Hall of Fame, as well as opportunities to tour Rockford's newest hotel and conference center.

Positioning our region as a destination and creating experiences for our residents and visitors is important to the transformation and growth of our community. In 2019, RACVB’s work generated historic levels of impact through CRE8IV: Transformational Art mural festival; Stroll on State presented by Illinois Bank & Trust; Summer at Davis Park; Jurassic Park RKFD and Fred VanVleet Comes Home; Rockford’s first-ever Olympic Trials (table tennis); and more than $57 million in sports tourism direct economic impact.

Please join us as we reflect on 2019 and look ahead with optimism for all that is still to be accomplished! 


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4/4/2020
Health Care and Your Retirement

What role will Medicare play during your retirement?
Join us for our presentation where we'll discuss
  1. Medicare coverage and traditional medical expenses
  2. Long-term medical care expenses
  3. Strategies for addressing uncovered expenses

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4/6/2020
Social Security & Medicare Questions?

Social Security & Medicare: Your Questions Answered
We'll discuss how Social Security & Medicare fits into your retirement income plan, when you should start taking benefits, and tax considerations.

Edward Jones, its employees and financial advisors cannot provide tax or legal advice. Please consult your attorney or qualified tax advisor regarding your situation.

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4/7/2020
Simplify Your Spending and Savings Strategies

Balancing your expenses now may help you reach your financial goals later
Join us to take control of your financial future. Learn more about the basics of budgeting and the importance of managing credit and debt.

 

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4/7/2020
Time Matters: A Women's Retirement Outlook

How Do You Feel about "Retirement"?
Are you ready? Worried? Eager?
Just reading the word "retirement" may raise a mix of emotional responses for you - both excitement and anxiety. Time Matters: A Women's Retirement Outlook is specifically tailored for women who are getting ready for or have recently transitioned to retirement.

 

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4/8/2020
Health Care and Your Retirement

What role will Medicare play during your retirement?
Join us for our presentation where we'll discuss
  1. Medicare coverage and traditional medical expenses
  2. Long-term medical care expenses
  3. Strategies for addressing uncovered expenses

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4/9/2020
Stocks: The Nuts and Bolts

Strengthen Your Stock Savvy
As you consider your long-term financial goals, how do stocks measure up? During our presentation, you'll learn the differences between common and preferred stock, the importance of dividends, ways to craft your stock strategy, and different ways to own stock.

 

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4/10/2020
Chicago

Hailed as one of the "most important bands in music since the dawn of the rock and roll era" by former President Bill Clinton, the legendary rock and roll band with horns, Chicago, came in at #4, the highest charting American band in the chart’s history, in Billboard Magazine's recent Top Bands And Duos. And Chicago is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six consecutive decades.

More than 40 years after its debut, Chicago II still sounds like nothing else. Released in 1970, Chicago’s second album brims with confidence and inspiration as it draws on everything from orchestral music to heavy rock. It spawned a trio of Top Ten hits, and the timeless classic has been remastered to reveal unprecedented clarity and definition. For the first time a new stereo remix, created by British musician and producer Steven Wilson from the 16-track multi-track tapes, made it possible to bring out elements that were muffled or submerged in the mix. The result is a new stereo version of CHICAGO II that boasts clearness, punch and definition that it didn’t have before. It has recently been released by Rhino Records on CD and vinyl.


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4/10/2020
College: Getting there from here

Join us for our presentation!
We'll discuss questions to consider as you establish a college savings goal, strategies to help you achieve your goal, and the features and benefits of various education savings plans.

 

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4/10/2020
Social Security & Medicare Questions?

Social Security & Medicare: Your Questions Answered
We'll discuss how Social Security & Medicare fits into your retirement income plan, when you should start taking benefits, and tax considerations.

Edward Jones, its employees and financial advisors cannot provide tax or legal advice. Please consult your attorney or qualified tax advisor regarding your situation.

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4/14/2020
Blue Man Group Speechless (Touring)

Experience the Phenomenon. BLUE MAN GROUP is best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts which combine comedy, music, and technology to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. The New York Times heralds the show as “One of the most delightful performance pieces ever staged.” E! Entertainment News exclaims, “BLUE MAN GROUP is what every live performance aspires to be.” The Baltimore Sun raves, “Blue Man Group packs a wallop. It’s a big, loud, funny, silly, visually arresting production!”


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4/15/2020
Blue Man Group Speechless (Touring)

Experience the Phenomenon. BLUE MAN GROUP is best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts which combine comedy, music, and technology to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. The New York Times heralds the show as “One of the most delightful performance pieces ever staged.” E! Entertainment News exclaims, “BLUE MAN GROUP is what every live performance aspires to be.” The Baltimore Sun raves, “Blue Man Group packs a wallop. It’s a big, loud, funny, silly, visually arresting production!”


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4/24/2020
The Feb Four - Beatles Tribute

The Emmy Award Winning Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles Tribute due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles' classics such as "Can't Buy Me Love," "Yesterday," "A Day In The Life," "Twist And Shout," "Here Comes The Sun," and "Hey Jude", the Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing.

Their incredible stage performances include three costume changes representing every era of the Beatles ever-changing career, and this loving tribute to the Beatles has amazed audiences in countries around the world, including Japan, Australia, France, Hong Kong, The United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico and Brazil.
The Fab Four is truly the Ultimate tribute.


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4/26/2020
Home Free - Dive Bar Saints World Tour

DIVE BAR SAINTS, is the title track in Home Free’s upcoming album release, out this summer. The band’s rich, Southern harmonies from their four vocalists Tim Foust, Rob Lundquist, Austin Brown, Adam Chance, and beatboxer Adam Rupp are coming to town this SPRING.


With praise rolling in wide ranges from the likes of Rolling Stone, TODAY Show, Fox & Friends, Country Living, Perez Hilton, andAXS.com, the extraordinary showmen electrify crowds with a one-of-a-kind live show, mixing Nashville standards, soaring originals, and quick witted-humor that brings audiences to their feet with energy and laughter.


Their fifth studio album, DIVE BAR SAINTS, will be released on September 6 under Home Free Records. Home Free's extensive catalog spotlights five Top 5 albums, including TIMELESS, FULL OF (EVEN MORE) CHEER, FULL OF CHEER, COUNTRY EVOLUTION, and their breakout debut CRAZY LIFE (2014), which hit #1 on iTunes Country chart and #4 overall following their victory on NBC’s The Sing-Off. To date, they’ve sold more than 400,000 albums worldwide, including 100-million career audio streams, and 306-million views on YouTube.

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5/6/2020
TOBYMAC: The Theatre Tour

Due to the untimely passing of his oldest son Truett Foster, Toby’s place is at home with his family this fall. The TobyMac Theatre tour in its entirety has been rescheduled to the spring. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause fans. All 12 dates have been rescheduled for April – May of next year, and the new dates are listed below. Current tickets held will remain valid for the rescheduled date. Ticket holders unable to attend the rescheduled date will be able to request a refund through the original point of purchase. We appreciate your patience, understanding, and continued prayers for the McKeehan family during this difficult time.

Original show date : Friday, November 8th, 2019.

7X GRAMMY® winner TobyMac's “I just need U.” just scored RIAA Gold Certification aligning with the wrap of his ever popular “HITS DEEP Tour” drawing hundreds of thousands. “I just need U.” is housed on TobyMac’s latest chart-topping album The Elements. The track marked the multi-platinum selling artist's fastest song to be certified Gold, and reigned at radio for 12 weeks.


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5/15/2020
Alison Krauss

Windy City, her latest solo album, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums and Top Bluegrass Albums charts and received two Grammy nominations. The album was produced by Buddy Cannon, whose vocal harmonies Krauss grew up listening to and were the soundtrack to her childhood. “Buddy sang harmonies on everything back then,” Krauss says. She also reveals of Cannon, “I don’t do something unless I feel like I’m called to do it. That’s what I felt like, so I honored it. It’s like the same feeling of when you know something is right musically, with a song or a batch of songs – the same feeling, but this was attached to a person instead of a batch of songs.”

Born in Champaign, Illinois, Alison Krauss grew up listening to everything from folk to opera to pop and rock music, but quickly fell in love with bluegrass ¬when she began playing fiddle at the age of five. Shortly after, Krauss began entering fiddle contests. At the age of 14, Rounder Records signed her to her first record deal and she went on to release her debut solo album two years later. The accomplished bluegrass musician became a member of the Grand Ole Opry at age 21.

Since 1985, Krauss has released 14 albums including five solo, seven with her longtime band and musical collaborators Union Station, and the Robert Plant collaboration Raising Sand, which was certified platinum and won five Grammys, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year. She’s sold more than 12 million records to date, and her honors include 27 Grammys, nine Country Music Association awards, 14 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards and two Gospel Music Association awards.
 


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