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When you hear about a famous band that came out of Rockford, Illinois, you obviously think of Cheap Trick. Then who is someone else impacting the music industry? Most people you ask wouldn’t know the answer, and some might give you something along the lines of Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts or another local favorite like Derek Lutrell, but how many would think of The Color Morale?

Tyler's Best- Thinking about the subject

Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:00 PM by Tyler Yomantas

Hello everyone!

For this week's photo blog, I wanted to show the focus that's been in the back of my head for a few weeks -- making cleaner images. With my photography background mostly in photojournalism and landscape photography, I find the two styles (particularly in how the photo is executed) often clash.

Hello everyone, I'm Tyler Yomantas! I just started at the RACVB as a summer marketing intern and photographer. I have lived in the Rockford area all my life, and I graduated last year from Guilford High School. I am currently a student at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design pursuing my BFA in photography. I have been a photographer for just over 7 years.

My first blog features some of my favorite photos from the past week from events such as: the live interview with WGN featuring Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, and Mayor Larry Morrisey, along with a Press Conference for Rockford Sharefest, Landscaping for Forest City Beautiful, Tough Mudder (shown above), and the Rockford Marathon.

Hogs on Skates

Friday, January 8, 2016 2:38 PM by Guest Blogger

The swishing of the skaters going by. The crashing of the players as they throw each other into the glass. The rush of excitement you feel as your team scores a goal. There's nothing like hockey! Fortunately for us, we don't have to drive a long way to see a good match. The Rockford IceHogs professional hockey team offer an exciting hockey experience right in our own back yard.