WNIU http://northernpublicradio.org en Christmas With Kantorei - The Singing Boys of Rockford http://northernpublicradio.org/post/christmas-kantorei-singing-boys-rockford <p>Classical WNIU invites families, seniors -- supporters of the arts, one and all -- to the annual presentation of "Christmas with Kantorei” - The Singing Boys of Rockford. Choose from one of two performances: a 3pm matinee scheduled for Sunday December 16th at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Rockford… and a 7:30pm evening performance on Friday, December 21st at First Lutheran Church in Rockford.</p> Sat, 01 Dec 2012 02:41:13 +0000 WNIU 21951 at http://northernpublicradio.org Christmas With Kantorei - The Singing Boys of Rockford Midway Village Museum's 1900 America Chautauqua http://northernpublicradio.org/post/midway-village-museums-1900-america-chautauqua <p>Are you familiar with the word, &quot;Chautauqua?*&quot; It refers to an institution that flourished in the late 19th and early 20th centuries providing popular entertainment and education in the form of lectures, concerts and plays -- often presented outdoors. Classical WNIU encourages you to experience this tradition brought back to life at the Midway Village Museum in Rockford, June 9th and 10th. In fact, John Heyl** Vincent -- a former Rockford minister -- was one of the founders of the Chautauqua movement, named for Chautauqua County, New York where the first gatherings began. Fri, 25 May 2012 23:53:21 +0000 WNIU 12352 at http://northernpublicradio.org Midway Village Museum's 1900 America Chautauqua The Klehm Arboretum & Botanical Garden's Annual Garden Fair http://northernpublicradio.org/post/klehm-arboretum-botanical-gardens-annual-garden-fair <p>Classical WNIU is proud to support Klehm Arboretum in presenting its 19th annual Garden Fair in Rockford, the first weekend in June.</p><p>Throughout the years, this outdoor fair has become a popular shopping spot for many local gardeners seeking flowers, nursery stock, tools, artwork and other outdoor-related items and inspiration. This 3-day event features over 80 exhibitors and draws thousands of visitors to the grounds of Klehm Arboretum, making it the area&rsquo;s largest outdoor living marketplace!</p> Fri, 18 May 2012 07:54:51 +0000 WNIU 11912 at http://northernpublicradio.org The Klehm Arboretum & Botanical Garden's Annual Garden Fair Tim Emmons, 1958 - 2012 http://northernpublicradio.org/post/tim-emmons-1958-2012 <p>Northern Public Radio is&nbsp;sad to report the&nbsp;passing of Tim Emmons, who died&nbsp;February&nbsp;18th&nbsp;after a nearly four-year battle with cancer. Sun, 19 Feb 2012 21:22:19 +0000 WNIJ 7186 at http://northernpublicradio.org Tim Emmons, 1958 - 2012