Category: Culture

Local music venue coming to downtown Aurora

Local music fans can rejoice. An intimate venue is opening up in downtown Aurora. Fox Valley Music Foundation (FVMF) announced it has received a $125,000 redevelopment grant from the city of Aurora. These funds will support the partial demolition and repurposing of property located...

One paragraph review: Jesus Christ Superstar

You could close your eyes and listen to the entire performance of “Jesus Christ Superstar” now being performed at Paramount Theatre in Aurora and still give it a standing ovation. It’s just that beautiful. I could say that I’ve never heard such...

One Paragraph Review: Sweeney Todd at Paramount Theatre

You love it or you hate it apparently. I bloody loved it. I loved every sweet juicy morsel of “Sweeney Todd” at Aurora’s Paramount Theatre. Too much? Not for me. Dark, beautifully scored musicals — more please! I loved the dark-hued, multi-tiered...

Fall “Downtown Auroran Magazine” Gets Thrifty with New Issue

The new fall 2016 issue of Downtown Auroran Magazine features the best thrift stores in the Aurora area along with photography by Jason DeLancey, artists Stephen Signa-Aviles and Jacqueline Fowler, and more. Pick up an issue at several locations in the Fox...

The Black Snake Tour of Aurora: Petrocapitalism & Resistance

We put together a people’s tour of petrocapitalism and resistance in Aurora, IL as part of a larger collaboration on activating knowledges and memory to unsettle the mechanisms of a global suburb. Sites visted included an El Jardin Community Garden, an Embridge...

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