2017 Elgin Short Film Festival – CALL FOR ENTRIES

  Elgin, IL – The Elgin Short Film Festival (ESFF) is returning for its ninth year! This is a one-of-a-kind event taking place at The Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin, IL on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The ESFF has drawn film entries from around the world making this an impressive event that has entertained film…
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03.23.2017

The Imago Film Festival to Include Impressive Lineup of Hollywood Executives

The 13th annual Imago Film Festival will be a star-studded event, featuring short independent films from around the world, live music, a red-carpet closing and conversations with Hollywood executives who are responsible for creating top-dollar box office hits.   The Imago Film Festival, which is held on the Judson University campus each year, will showcase…
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03.14.2017

Worship Arts Major Adam John Moxness to Perform Cabaret-Style Show for Senior Recital

Senior Worship Arts major Adam John Moxness will take to the stage to perform a medley of 16 songs taken from 15 contemporary musical theater productions, including “Les Miserables,” “The Last Five Years” and “Hamilton,” during his senior recital on Friday, March 24, in the Thulin Performance Hall in the Thompson Center (1151 N. State…
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03.03.2017

Judson Named Among the 50 Top Mission Minded Christian Colleges and Universities

Judson University is listed among the 50 Top “Mission Minded Christian Colleges and Universities” for 2017 by Christian Universities Online.   This is the first time that the Elgin-based university has been included on ChristianUniversitiesOnline.org’s top “Mission Minded” schools list. Ranked at No. 45, Judson is commended for its mission to “educate, equip and empower,”…
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03.03.2017

Chief Schmidt selected into 2017 Fire Service Executive Development Institute Participants

The International Association of Fire Chiefs [www.iafc.org] (IAFC) announced that Fire Chief David Schmidt of the Elgin Fire Department has been accepted into the fifth year of the Fire Service Executive Development Institute (FSEDI).  David Schmidt competed with new fire chiefs and chief officers from across the country and Canada to become a member of…
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03.03.2017

Andrew Grams and the ESO set to explore Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 at Inside the Music March 31

Designed to demystify classical music in a relaxed and informal setting, the Elgin Symphony Orchestra’s (ESO) Inside the Music, March 31 at 8 pm, Hemmens Cultural Center, will explore Johannes Brahms’s fourth and final symphony, a ground-breaking and important work in the classical symphony orchestra repertoire.  Brahms took the traditional classical structures and forms of…
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02.24.2017

Area Music Organizations Present Voices of Spring, a Celebration of the Vocal Arts, April 23-May 7

The Elgin Symphony Orchestra (ESO) together with Chamber Music on the Fox, the Elgin Master Chorale and Soirée Lyrique, are proud to present Voices of Spring, a collaboration celebrating the vocal arts April 23-May 7. Each organization will offer a concert featuring choral or vocal works, ranging from musical theatre to the Brahms Requiem.  Of…
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02.23.2017

“Dazzling” Clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein performs Copland’s Jazz-Infused Clarinet Concerto with the ESO Mar 3-5

Clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein, praised by The New York Times for possessing a “beautiful liquid clarity,” performs Aaron Copland’s Clarinet Concerto March 3-5 with the award-winning Elgin Symphony Orchestra (ESO), led by Resident Conductor Stephen Squires. Of Fiterstein, The Washington Post wrote, “Fiterstein treats his instrument as his own personal voice, dazzling in its spectrum of…
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02.21.2017

Free ESO Family Concert, Fused Art with ESO Cellist Elizabeth Start & Friends, Feb 26 at the Gail Borden Public Library

The Elgin Symphony Orchestra (ESO) Free Family Concert Series presents Fused Art with ESO Cellist Elizabeth Start & Friends Sunday, February 26 at 2 pmat the Gail Borden Public Library, Meadows Community Room in Elgin. Join ESO cellist, composer, and fused glass artist Elizabeth (Betsy) Start and her ESO friends as they demonstrate how poetry…
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02.21.2017

The Imago Film Festival Will Honor TV Producer and Writer David McFadzean with the Lifetime Achievement Award

(ELGIN, IL – February 10, 2017) The man who co-created the 1990s hit sitcom “Home Improvement” will receive the 2017 Imago Film Festival’s highest honor in April.   Judson University has announced that David McFadzean will be the recipient of the Imago Lifetime Achievement Award, an honor given to an individual whose work in film…
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02.13.2017