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Series Premiere Has Local Angle

Woodstock moviegoers will have the opportunity to see their hometown showcased on the big screen at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, when local filmmaker Jeffrey Cook and Film Stripped Productions premiere “Upstaged – The Series.” The series – a workplace comedy shot...

Woodstock Prepares for a British Invasion, of Sorts

The Woodstock Opera House is preparing for a domestic version of the British invasion when American English pays its first visit to Woodstock, taking the stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 19, to present a tribute to the Beatles. More than 20 years ago, when Tom Gable,...

Jazz on the Square Marks 10 Years of Music in Woodstock

Prior to 2007, jazz had an occasional presence in Woodstock, but 10 years ago several enthusiasts insured that jazz would have a strong local presence by forming Jazz on the Square, an organization dedicated to promoting jazz performance and education in Northern...

“Scout Finch” to Speak at Opera House

The woman best known for her childhood portrayal of Scout Finch in the 1962 film adaptation of Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” will visit the Woodstock Opera House. Mary Badham will be the featured speaker at the Woodstock Fine Arts Association’s Creative Living...

Mia Passione Now Open on Main St.

Woodstock’s newest addition to the downtown area, Mia Passione, 228 Main St., serves up what owner Michael Palmieri calls “Italian-American comfort food". The Italian eatery’s Woodstock location opened March 9. Palmieri also runs a location in River Grove, which...

Music4Martin Spreads A Message of Peace, Hope

After 15 years, Music4Martin is continuing to accomplish the dreams organizer Ken West had from its inception: first, to honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream; second, to support youth; and third, to advance music. “It combines all the things that are important in my...

Dueling Rallies Hit Woodstock

Hundreds of demonstrators descended on the Woodstock Square March 4 for a pair of dueling political rallies held in support of and opposition to President Donald Trump. Backing the president were attendees of a midday Spirit of America rally in the Park in the Square,...

Political Rallies Planned for Woodstock March 4

A pair of rallies — one in support of President Donald Trump, another in opposition — are expected to hit the Woodstock Square this Saturday. A Spirit of America rally organized by supporters of the president is planned for noon Saturday, March 4, in the Park in the...

Perky, Pink, Passionate: “Legally Blonde” Hits Stage

Audiences will take a comedic trip from Southern California to Harvard Law School — all without leaving the Woodstock Opera House — during TownSquare Players’ production of “Legally Blonde — The Musical.” The musical version of the hit motion picture tells the story...

Original Works Take the Stage

Artists – like anyone with a project in the works – sometimes need a deadline to finish a song or poem, or polish it to be performance-ready. The new Songwriter Open Mic night at Stage Left Café gives those artists a deadline and offers a supportive audience to enjoy...

Local Business Pledges $10,000 for Mural

A local business has pledged big money to help bring a mural to downtown Woodstock. Classic Cinemas Woodstock Theatre will contribute $10,000 to the “Woodstock on Film and on the Stage” public art project, planned for a pedestrian walkway on Main Street adjacent to...

Community Choir to Perform Groundhog Weekend

In a move fitting of “Groundhog Day” the movie, the Woodstock Community Choir has once again been scheduled to perform as part of the Groundhog Days festivities. The choir will take the stage at the Opera House at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5. The concert, entitled Journeys,...

Pub Crawl is a Groundhog Days First

Ten local establishments are getting into the groundhog spirit by taking part in the first-ever Groundhog Days Pub Crawl on the Square, part of Woodstock’s official Groundhog Days celebration. Bryson Calvin, who owns Main Street PourHouse, is expecting a good turnout...

Groundhog Days to Mark 25th Anniversary of Filming

Twenty-five years have passed since the filming of the iconic “Groundhog Day” movie took place in Woodstock. The annual Groundhog Days festivities, which began in 1995, will take place in and around the Square. They will kick off Wednesday, Feb. 1, with the Awakening...

Lookingglass Founder Will Speak at Opera House

David Catlin, a founding member of Chicago’s Lookingglass Theatre Company, will come to the Woodstock Opera House Feb. 16 as part of the Woodstock Fine Arts Association’s Creative Living Series. An actor, director, playwright and Northwestern University instructor,...

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