Category: Entertainment

Blues on the Fox’s 22nd year in Aurora

Downtown Aurora’s Blues on the Fox will be back for its 22nd year with a lineup of both longtime favorites and fresh talent. Performances will be Friday and Saturday at RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway in downtown Aurora, the idyllic venue. Jammin’ blues music, cold beer, delicious festival food and...

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Rock-painting at Plano Library

The Plano Community Library, 15 W. North Street, will be host to many events. For more information and to register, visit www.plano.lib.il.us or call 630-552-2009. • Come Rock with Us-Rock Painting, Saturday, June 16, 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., for adults, teens, kids. There will be rock-painting, in collaboration with...

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Future Foxes at Yorkville Library

The Yorkville Public Library Youth Service Department will have many events in July. All events will take place at the Library, 902 Game Farm Road, unless otherwise noted. For more information, or to register, call 630-553-4354 or visit www.yorkville.lib.il.us. • Friday, July 6, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Drop In...

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Blues & Roots in Batavia

Anderlik, Otto & Church, a multi-genre, three-piece virtuoso trio, performs Saturday at Batavia’s 2018 Blues & Roots on Water Street Festival at Kiss the Sky and Water Studios complex. The festival of Roots, Americana, and Blues, included Chicago’s Devil in a Woodpile and Beth Lee and the Breakups.  Jeanette Hirt...

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Wednesdays at the Plaza returns to Millennium

Wednesdays at the Plaza, a free Summer concert series, will return to downtown Aurora for three dates in the Summer. The concerts will be held at the gazebo at Millennium Plaza, 21 S. Stolp Avenue, June 20, July 18, and August 15. Each third Wednesday evening, June through August, will...

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Blues & Roots on Water Street Festival in Batavia

The 2018 Blues & Roots on Water Street Festival will be 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday in Batavia. The event will take place at the Kiss the Sky and Water Street Studios complex, 160 S. Water Street, Batavia. The festival is a one-day, two-stage, five-act, indoor, limited-ticket intimate festival, featuring...

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Joyce Lane captures Naperville Battle of Bands

Seven Naperville area high school rock bands competed in the 15th annual Naperville Park District Youth Ambassadors Battle of the Bands Friday, May 11. Joyce Lane from Neuqua Valley High School won first place. The band will perform at Ribfest in Naperville at a time to be announced and will...

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Students’ Voice: Ready Player One bright visuals contrast to reality

By Sean Nash, senior –  Grace Holistic Center for Education in Yorkville –  Ready Player One is a critically-acclaimed movie directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the book by Ernest Cline. Bright and lively visuals of the virtual world contrasts dramatically with the grim and bleak world of reality. The...

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Students’ Voice: Steven Spielberg movie focus on population problems

By Joe Illingworth, junior –  Grace Holistic Center for Education in Yorkville –  Ready Player One is a movie interpretation of the book written by Ernest Cline. The movie was directed by Steven Spielberg and was funded by Warner Bros.. The movie is based in a dystopian world where over-population...

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Aurora Museum Week June 17-23 special inaugural splash

Aurora Downtown will hold an inaugural Aurora Museum Week this year June 17-23. Brian Failing made the announcement at the Aurora Regional Fire Museum during the inaugural Fox River Arts Ramble April 21. Failing, executive director of the Aurora Regional Fire Museum, debuted the event poster created by artist and...

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Events, Memorial Day, others, worthwhile investments

Memorial Day is more than an unofficial first day of Summer with picnics, barbecues, and family gatherings. The fourth Monday in May each year is for a sense of remembering, a memorial. We can pause for a few hours in some way to participate in a memorial. Remembering a loved...

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Aurora GreenFest to celebrate ninth annual Saturday, Sept. 22

The Aurora GreenFest will move to September and get the schools and scouts more involved by holding the GreenFest during the school year. We are hoping to get some milder weather after a few very hot years on the second Saturday in June. We will celebrate the ninth annual GreenFest...

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Paddleboat Quarry set to open

The Naperville Park District’s Paddleboat Quarry will open Saturday, weather permitting, with weekend hours through the month of May and daily Summer hours to begin Monday, May 28. Paddleboats and kayaks may be rented at the Paddleboat Quarry hut next to the paddleboat dock. Paddleboats are $10. for a 20-minute...

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‘Once’ music on stage throughout

When my husband and I arrived at the Paramount Theatre Saturday we were greeted by a lively orchestra on stage. Oh gosh, we’re late! Not so! A pre-show jam session was part of the show. A company of 13 actor-musicians performed all roles and served as the on-stage orchestra in...

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New dates for Aurora Taste

For the last 15 years, the second Tuesday in May has been reserved for enjoying a taste of restaurants in downtown Aurora. This year, the Downtown Taste will move to the last Tuesday in July and will start new restaurant week within downtown. Downtown Taste July 31 will offer diners...

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Good weather, good vibes, at Plaza, Food Festival

The days are finally stretching above 50°F after our long, extended Winter this year. One of the best things about the app roaching warm days and nights of Summer is enjoying music at Millennium Plaza in downtown Aurora. This year, the free concert season will begin at the Food Truck...

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A direct hit by Theodore Roosevelt in Aurora

Colonel/president Theodore (T, TR, Teddy) Roosevelt threw strikes Saturday in Aurora. First, in the afternoon he was entertaining at the Santori Public Library of Aurora and in the evening at the Paramount Theatre. He struck the fancy of the audience which paid rapt attention. The performances varied significantly and a...

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