Category: Arts

Aurora Downtown First Fridays Free the Nipple exhibit 10-15-18

Free the Nipple:

Musician Ralph Covert and his band play Friday, Oct. 5 in downtown Aurora at the Free the Nipple art event at 67 S. Stolp Avenue. The uncensored gallery host was art enthusiast Dan Hites to protest the city of Aurora government censoring the artwork displayed on the wall called, “Peace...

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Hope Wings Aurora mural by Sam Cervantes

Hope Wings Aurora:

City of Aurora officials honor Aurora’s Sam Cervantes at the official dedication and ribbon-cutting of his new mural Hope Wings Aurora in downtown Aurora, Tuesday, Oct. 9 at La France Bakery, 118 E. Galena Boulevard. Following the ceremony, he was honored during the Aurora City Council meeting at Aurora City...

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SER speaker at West Aurora meeting

West Aurora Concerned Citizens Neighborhood Group will meet 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 1921 W. Galena Boulevard, 5th Ward meeting room at West Aurora Plaza. Jose Zamran, program coordinator for SER (Services, Employment, and Reinvestment) Central States, will discuss available free programs for 16-24 year olds who are currently...

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Octo Street Fest Aurora restaurant magic

Octo Street Fest is a free Fall festival for all ages Saturday, Oct. 13 in downtown Aurora. Held on Pinney Street behind New York Street’s “Restaurant Row,” Octo Street Fest will have a highlight of menu offerings from dining options. There will be music and some magic for an afternoon...

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A teen registers for Alive@Eola program at the Aurora Public Library Eola Road Branch. Submitted photos

Aurora and Naperville form unique blend of Alive@Eola

By Anthony Stanford –  When it makes sense and feels right, it just might be a natural fit; so it appears to be with the partnership between Naperville Alive Center and Aurora Public Library (APL). The two have united to launch Alive@Eola, a unique blend of services designed for teens...

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Albright Theatre run Oct. 12-21

The cast and crew of The Boys Next Door had a great run at The Albright Community Theatre. The next production of Wiley and The Hairy Man will open in just two weeks and will run October 12-October 21. Reservations for this family-friendly production are being accepted by calling the...

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Albright Theatre auditions for Christmas

The Albright Community Theatre in Batavia will be host to youth and adult auditions for the upcoming holiday show, A Christmas Carol. Audition dates will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30 and Monday, Oct. 1. Performance dates will be December 7-9 and 14-16. All roles are available and youth...

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Aurora-The Venue takes shape with garage stage area

The Venue takes shape with garage stage area

A construction worker in Aurora cuts a hole through the wall for a garage stage area at The Venue, 21 S. Broadway in downtown. The Venue will offer new live music of all genres, offer lectures and symposia, music education classes and workshops. The garage door stage area will open...

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Artist Julie Vander Meulen poses with her soft pastel painting, entitled Pot’s Rose of Sharon. Submitted photo

Santori Public Library host to 60th Aurora Art Show

By Anthony Stanford –  Art lovers from far and near turned out to celebrate the 60th Annual Aurora Art League Members’ Show at the Richard and Gina Santori Public Library of Aurora September 7. Founded by art enthusiasts in 1919, the Aurora Art League was organized to encourage and provide...

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For the Love of Earth by Donna Beichel of Elgin at Sundays Norris Gallerys Vicinity 2018 at the Norris Cultural Arts Center in St. Charles

Norris Gallery’s Vicinity 2018 at the Norris Cultural Arts Center in St. Charles

A woman checks the roster for the alcohol ink painting, For the Love of Earth, by Donna Beichel of Elgin at Sunday’s Norris Gallery’s Vicinity 2018 at the Norris Cultural Arts Center in St. Charles. Buddy Plumlee’s Town House Shaman in acrylic won the Lester Norris Award. Carter Crane/The Voice...

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Founder of Ballet Folklorico Quetzalcoatl, Juan Manuel “Nery” Cruz

Latinos honored for Hispanic Heritage Month at the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday

Founder of Ballet Folklorico Quetzalcoatl, Juan Manuel “Nery” Cruz, second from right, is honored with a proclamation from mayor of Aurora, Richard C. Irvin, at the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday. Cruz was nominated as  Aurora Fiestas Patrias Parade grand marshal. Alberto Reynaga, ballet assistant director, is left, and Juany Garza, Aurora Ward...

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60th annual Aurora Art League show

60th annual Aurora Art League show

Interest is compelling at the 60th annual Aurora Art League show Friday at the Santori Public Library in Aurora. Jason Crane/The Voice Winners listed in Aurora Art League: Best of Show “Midwest Marshlands in September” by Carol Bonick Best of Digital “Sunset In Rock Harbor, MA” by Mary Rodriguez First...

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Youth Service Bureau of Illinois Valley seeks foster parents

Youth Service Bureau (YSB) of Illinois Valley is looking for foster parents to care for children who have been abused or neglected by their biological families. Foster parents are role models, teacher, friends, and support for children. Youth Service of Illinois Valley will be host to an informational meeting on...

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Donna Crane

Legally Blonde fitting, interesting, thoughtful

The 2018-2019 Broadway Series started last week at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora with the production of Legally Blonde. The audience was happy and enthusiastic Saturday when it welcomed a great cast, beautiful stage settings, and music that made many want to get up and dance. Leads Casey Shuler (Elle...

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The Venue, a new music performance space in Aurora could open in late Fall

The Venue, a new music performance space in Aurora could open in late Fall

Melissa Mercado, representative from the Fox Valley Music Foundation (FVMF), shares information about The Venue, a new music performance space in Aurora, to Kiwanis members Tuesday at the Kiwanis Club of Aurora at the Prisco Center in Aurora. She said the building at 19-21 South Broadway in downtown Aurora is...

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First place winners hold their trophies at the Roots Aurora talent show Friday on Water Street Mall. Kayla, left, was first place in vocalist, and Antonio was first place in dance.

First place winners at the Roots Aurora talent show

First place winners hold their trophies at the Roots Aurora talent show Friday on Water Street Mall. Kayla, left, was first place in vocalist, and Antonio was first place in dance. See facebook.com/thevoice.us. Jason Crane/The Voice  ...

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