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To lift people up and enrich their lives through the arts while providing affordable, educational, and recreational activities in a safe clean and inviting environment for people of all ages and groups through sound business and management practices.  Dedicated to the preservation of historic theatres and like properties in downtown locations within the Midwest which have the potential to create an economic anchor for their community.  Creating new economic and employment opportunities through education in film, media, theatre production, radio, and the fine arts.

"Our first mission was to create a community radio station in Ottawa, Illinois, which will cultivate the artistic minds in our community to produce economic opportunities in the arts and entertainment".

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Song + Story

Music In the Park – Knudson Park - Marseilles, IL 

Summer House Music Series

Marseilles IL Big Ideas - Economic Development - Tourism

Cherry IL Big Ideas - Economic Development - Tourism

Norway IL Big Ideas - Economic Development - Tourism

Majestic Theatre – Streator, IL

Will Rogers Theatre – Charleston, IL 

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Michael Charles - Blues Band Join us for the concert by Grammy elected Chicago Blues Hall of Fame Australian born artist Michael Charles and His Band will take you on a guitar driven journey through thirty-nine years and forty releases of original music. The precision and level of energy will leave you astounded by the driving force, the contemporary blues, rock, and the soulful ballads of Michael Charles. Michael Charles' musical pilgrimage started over six decades ago in his birth place Melbourne, Australia. While enjoying a successful musical crusade of touring, recording, and numerous television and radio appearances in his homeland, Michael received an invitation from Buddy Guy’s management to appear at the infamous Legends in Chicago, Illinois USA. Graciously accepting the honor, Michael Charles traveled the twelve thousand five hundred miles and took the stage with Mr. Buddy Guy. After numerous trips back and forth, Michael Charles made the monumental and life changing decision to make America his home. Charles worked the whole Chicago blues circuit performing with Mr. Buddy Guy, Phil Guy, James Cotton, Eddy Clearwater, Junior Wells, George Baze, as well as touring with blues legend, Jimmy Dawkins. Through the next twenty years, and now a nine times Grammy elected artist, Michael Charles enjoyed being featured in numerous television and radio broadcasts and several music magazines, along with gracing countless stages and pages including Chicago Blues Fest, Philadelphia Jazz and Blues Fest, Windy City Live Television, WGN TV, JBTV, The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun Times, and The College Music Journal. In In 2015 Michael Charles received the extreme honor of an induction into the Blues Hall of Fame. Michael has received endorsements from Vertex and LR Baggs and in Canada from Godin / Seagull Guitars. Michael Charles’ discography is comprised of thirty-eight releases including a double CD thirty year anthology released in 2014 and the live CD “Concert at the Nest”, released in the winter of 2015. In 2016 Australian film producer started work on a documentary chronicling the musical career of Michael Charles. The Documentary was released in March of 2018 and the DVD in 2019. "Soundtracked", the CD soundtrack to the documentary was also released in 2019. In 2020 Moonlight Label released “The Early Years" , a CD of the complete 45 r.p.m. singles released 1984-1988 by Michael Charles in Australia before he moved to the U.S.A. in 1990. Also, in 2020 “19”, the downloadable album of all the Alone and Acoustic songs recorded during the pandemic became available. In August of 2021 and partially sponsored by the Illinois Arts Council Association a 2 CD and 1 DVD Box set chronologizing the entire pandemic experience from the recording studio was released and 2022 saw the singles of “Key To The Highway” and Charles’ new original song “Silenced”. In 2023 Michael Charles released his version of Wichita Lineman, paying homage to one of his guitar heroes.

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