Monday, April 20, 2015

Sen. Stadelman to hold press conference Monday, April 20 to discuss domestic violence legislation

MEDIA ADVISORY

State Senator Steve Stadelman will conduct a news conference to discuss legislation to assist victims of domestic violence that he passed this week in the Illinois Senate. Gary Halbach, president and CEO of Remedies Renewing Lives, will join Senator Stadelman for the news conference.

WHEN: 11:30 AM, MONDAY, APRIL 20
WHERE: Remedies Renewing Lives, 516 Green St., Rockford

Please see the attached news release for more information or go to:

Friday, April 17, 2015

Emily Hurd, Emily White, and Katie Dahl in Concert at Just Goods Listening Room on May 1, 7 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 10, 2015

For more information, please contact Katie Dahl at katie@katiedahlmusic.com.

Emily Hurd, Emily White, and Katie Dahl in Concert 
at Just Goods Listening Room on May 1

(Musicians available for interviews in advance of the show.)

Singer-songwriters Emily Hurd, Emily White, and Katie Dahl will perform at Just Goods Listening Room, 201 7th St. in Rockford, IL, on Friday, May 1, at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free, but freewill donations are accepted. For reservations or more information, please call 815.965.8903 or visit justgoods.info.

Hurd, White, and Dahl are Midwestern songwriters with loyal fan bases and multiple accolades to their collective credit. Though they normally perform individually, at Just Goods they will share their songs in an intimate “in-the-round” format, commenting on and adding texture to one another’s work. Dahl, Hurd, and White are all firmly rooted in the folk tradition, with songs that roam freely to explore country, jazz, and rock traditions.

Rockford’s own acclaimed country-soul singer Emily Hurd is a prolific songwriter, best known for her clear voice and intelligent rhymes. New York Times says of Hurd: "She sits at the piano, lips to the microphone, Frye boot to pedal, and speaks her mind—in song." Her songs have appeared on NPR, as well as on television's NCIS90210, and The Good Wife.  She has currently produced 12 full-length albums of original material, including a brand-new record called Landmark.

Independent folk-rock touring singer/songwriter Emily White has been described as standing out “conspicuously from the pack…with her hushed, preternaturally haunting vocal delivery and bewitching sense of indie-rock-informed melody” (Connect Savannah). She has released four albums to date, most recently the Kai Welch-produced LP Staking Flags in the Valley.  She is based out of Chicago, but travels regularly throughout the US, captivating crowds with her unique voice and favorite Martin guitar, bringing her Southern roots and Midwestern charm to each city she visits.

Wisconsin singer-songwriter Katie Dahl, says the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, “combines old-fashioned populism, an abiding love of the land and wickedly smart love songs, all delivered in a rich and expressive alto.” The literate candor of her songs and the easy humor of her live performances earned her numerous songwriting awards, as well as the chance to share stages with some of America's most respected songwriters, including Dar Williams, Peter Mulvey, and Cheryl Wheeler. Katie is also a playwright whose musical, Victory Farm, premiered to high acclaim in 2012 and has since been made into a live cast album. Wisconsin Public Radio calls Dahl “the real deal."




Editor's Note - Emily Hurd is a great talent, you should try to make this performance.

For more information about the Just Goods Listening Room music series visit:

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Emily Hurd at Just Goods, May 1, 7 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 10, 2015

For more information, please contact Katie Dahl at katie@katiedahlmusic.com.

Emily Hurd, Emily White, and Katie Dahl in Concert 
at Just Goods Listening Room on May 1

(Musicians available for interviews in advance of the show.)

Singer-songwriters Emily Hurd, Emily White, and Katie Dahl will perform at Just Goods Listening Room, 201 7th St. in Rockford, IL, on Friday, May 1, at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free, but freewill donations are accepted. For reservations or more information, please call 815.965.8903 or visit justgoods.info.

Hurd, White, and Dahl are Midwestern songwriters with loyal fan bases and multiple accolades to their collective credit. Though they normally perform individually, at Just Goods they will share their songs in an intimate “in-the-round” format, commenting on and adding texture to one another’s work. Dahl, Hurd, and White are all firmly rooted in the folk tradition, with songs that roam freely to explore country, jazz, and rock traditions.

Rockford’s own acclaimed country-soul singer Emily Hurd is a prolific songwriter, best known for her clear voice and intelligent rhymes. New York Times says of Hurd: "She sits at the piano, lips to the microphone, Frye boot to pedal, and speaks her mind—in song." Her songs have appeared on NPR, as well as on television's NCIS90210, and The Good Wife.  She has currently produced 12 full-length albums of original material, including a brand-new record called Landmark.

Independent folk-rock touring singer/songwriter Emily White has been described as standing out “conspicuously from the pack…with her hushed, preternaturally haunting vocal delivery and bewitching sense of indie-rock-informed melody” (Connect Savannah). She has released four albums to date, most recently the Kai Welch-produced LP Staking Flags in the Valley.  She is based out of Chicago, but travels regularly throughout the US, captivating crowds with her unique voice and favorite Martin guitar, bringing her Southern roots and Midwestern charm to each city she visits.

Wisconsin singer-songwriter Katie Dahl, says the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, “combines old-fashioned populism, an abiding love of the land and wickedly smart love songs, all delivered in a rich and expressive alto.” The literate candor of her songs and the easy humor of her live performances earned her numerous songwriting awards, as well as the chance to share stages with some of America's most respected songwriters, including Dar Williams, Peter Mulvey, and Cheryl Wheeler. Katie is also a playwright whose musical, Victory Farm, premiered to high acclaim in 2012 and has since been made into a live cast album. Wisconsin Public Radio calls Dahl “the real deal."

Editor's Note - Emily Hurd is a great talent, you should try to make this performance.

For more information about the Just Goods Listening Room music series visit:
http://justgoods.info/upcoming-concert-listings/


Saturday, March 21, 2015

Looking for your help to update CherryValleyNews.com

I am working on a new cherryvalleynews.com website and am I looking for your input to make it better. Cherryvalleynews.com is a companion site to WinnebagoCountyNews.org.

Send me links to: websites, Twitter accounts, and Facebook pages for governments, businesses, charities, and community groups in Cherry Valley or Cherry Valley Township.

If you think it should be on http://www.cherryvalleynews.com send it to me. This is a free, non-profit community website. No charge for any listing that I feel is appropriate for the site.


Send me your suggestions at: editor@winnebagocountynews.org

Thank you,

Paul Gorski

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