Category: Entertainment

Montgomery Fest Parade Honored World War II Veteran Al Skyles

World War II Veteran Al Skyles Honored in Montgomery Fest Parade

Al Skyles, 94, in spite of Summer heat, uses an umbrella to shield the sun during Sunday’s Montgomery Fest parade. The World War II veteran was in the U.S. Navy and is a member of the VFW Post 7452 in Montgomery.  See the video of the parade at facebook.com/thevoice.us. Jason...

This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.
Log In Register

Aurora birthday celebration: 100 years, one year

In honor of some of the eldest and youngest members of the Aurora community, the city government of Aurora will be host to a special birthday party to celebrate those who are 100-plus years and those who have celebrated their first birthdays this past year. Mayor Richard C. Irvin’s Annual...

This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.
Log In Register

Riverfront’s Fat Bill’s Roadside Cafe: The Reboot special

By Deena Sherman –  One of Aurora’s best kept entertainment secrets turns 40 this year! Although everyone knows about the Paramount Theatre and all the huge, wonderful productions there, few realize there is a little community theatre just around the corner on Water Street Mall called Riverfront Playhouse. It has...

This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.
Log In Register

Ukulele Festival in Aurora

The first City of Lights Ukulele Festival will present many of the Midwest’s finest ukulele artists in downtown Aurora, to include performances, workshops, and open mic. The event will take place at Water Street, near Aurora City Hall, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26. Four downtown museums,...

This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.
Log In Register
City of Lights Ukulele Fest approved for Sunday, Aug. 26 in Aurora

City of Lights Ukulele Fest approved for Sunday, Aug. 26 in Aurora

Members of the recently-formed City of Lights Ukulele Society perform a song prior to the Aurora City Council’s unanimously approving its request to be host to the City of Lights Ukulele Festival, Sunday, Aug. 26 on Water Street and Downer Place on the recently-renovated Water Street Mall. Jason Crane/The Voice...

This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.
Log In Register

Classic, modified, vehicles at LaSalle Auto Show Sunday in Aurora

Ten years ago, the Friends of LaSalle Street Auto Row conceived the idea of having an antique auto show to honor the rich tradition of LaSalle Street in Aurora. Three years ago, the Roosevelt-Aurora American Legion Post 84 became a partner with the group to provide honor and recognition for...

This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.
Log In Register

Oswego Senior Center Caregiver education, cooking for seniors

The Oswego Senior Center, 156 E. Washington Street, Oswego, will be host to many events for seniors. All events will take place at the Oswego Senior Center unless otherwise noted. • Caregiver Education Series: How to effectively communicate your wishes to your children or caregivers, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 11 a.m.,...

This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.
Log In Register
Leroy Jenkins, a 3-year-old Chihuahua adopted from Aurora Animal Care and Control, will serve as Grand Marshal of the 2018 Aurora Pooch Parade

Aurora’s first dog parade to be held Sunday, September 9 at Phillips Park

As the dog days of summer come to an end, the Aurora Animal Care and Control (AACC) is excited to announce Aurora’s first-ever dog parade scheduled for next month. The 2018 Aurora Pooch Parade will held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, September 9 at Phillips Park, 1000 Ray Moses Drive. The theme...

This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.
Log In Register
Aurora National Night Out 8-7-18

National Night Out Tuesday

Children and adults wait in line in the Georgetown neighborhood of Aurora Tuesday to enter a fire truck during National Night Out, a nationwide annual event designed to raise crime prevention awareness and support community-police partnerships. Aurora resident, Dee Hakala, of Georgetown started, the Aurora event after two teenagers held...

This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.
Log In Register
Stolp Avenue Block Party Friday Educational Blocks for children

Blocks in Stolp Block Party in Aurora:

The SciTech Hands On Museum in Aurora provided educational blocks at the Stolp Avenue Block Party Friday for children to use as a part of the First Fridays, Friday. One girl draws attention with her colorful maneuvers. The art and music festival will return Friday, Sept. 7 to downtown Aurora....

This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.
Log In Register
Third annual Batavia Dinner Table River Street Batavia MainStreet event

Batavia Dinner Table

The long Batavia Dinner Table on River Street, in its third annual Batavia MainStreet event, held Sunday afternoon, raised more than $10,000. Batavia MainStreet is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization for Downtown Batavia. Christopher Faber, it was revealed this week, has been named its executive director. Click here for a news...

This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.
Log In Register
Katie Arko, vice-president of Development for the Paramount Theatre Aurora at the Kiwanis Club of Aurora

Update on the School of Performing Arts, Paramount Theatre seat replacement, and Copley Theatre restoration

John Ross, president of Kiwanis Club of Aurora, left, and Kiwanian Jenna Hahn, right, welcome Katie Arko, vice-president of Development for the Paramount Theatre in Aurora at the Kiwanis Club of Aurora Tuesday at the Prisco Center in Aurora. Arko gave an update on the School of Performing Arts, Paramount...

This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.
Log In Register
Jovany Hernandez poses with his trophy and his family. Submitted photo

Rousing vocal performances in final Aurora Public Library teen show

By Anthony Stanford – Aurora Public Library (APL) teen librarian Flannery Crump was the emcee for the 10th and final Teen Talent Show competition July 28 at the Copley Theatre in downtown Aurora. The audience was entertained by the stiff competition and rousing vocal performances of competitors Elliot Gallegos, JJ...

This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.
Log In Register
Sandwich American Legion Post 181 open Road ABATE ride

Legion Post 181 on open Road ABATE ride

Members from American Legion Riders Post 181 in Sandwich and Open Roads ABATE Chapter planned a bike ride July 22 with The Crooked Roof in Lanark, Chesty P’s in Polo, Happy Joe’s Pizza in Galena, and Iron Horse Saloon in Savanna, Illinois. These businesses were stops in the 2018 Open...

This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.
Log In Register
Dave Krahn president Oswegoland Park District Oswego Veterans Serenity Park

Veterans Serenity Park in Oswego

Dave Krahn, left, president of the Oswegoland Park District, and chairman of the Oswego Veterans Serenity Park, talks with Chad Lockman, superintendent of the Veterans Assistance Commission of Kendall County. They were together Wednesday, Aug. 1 at the unveiling of the grounds on Adams Street west of the Fox River....

This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.
Log In Register

Details released for Illinois Bicentennial celebration Dec. 3

Illinois Bicentennial officials and Commissioners have released the preliminary details of Illinois’ 200th birthday celebration at the United Center in Chicago, Monday, Dec. 3. The event will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Illinois’ recognition as the 21st state of the Union. Illinois celebrities and contributors in all walks of life,...

This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.
Log In Register