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Beauty in a Vacant Window

Vacant windows conjure up lots of things, but rarely is beauty one of them. That is changing in downtown Aurora where several vacant windows have brought people together in order to help beautify the downtown. Without commentary on the vacant windows, groups...

Who is Andre Salles? Writer, music critic, pianist, that’s who.

Who is Andre Salles? Writer, music critic, pianist, that’s who.

Andre Salles took a month-long break from writing once; he’ll likely never do that again. He called the month in 2000 the October Project. “I didn’t write anything at all,” said Salles, who wrote the liner notes and plays piano on the...

Alley Art Festival 2012

Alley Art Festival 2012

Alley Art Festival 2012

This year’s Alley Art Festival poster is generously donated by local artist Chris Hodge. Hodge, of North Aurora, works out of Water Street Studios in Batavia. The artist and art teacher created the poster this spring drawing inspiration from old Aurora posters and stamps. The poster, with an homage to art deco style, features an updated Goddess of the Dawn with a “City of Lights” theme to celebrate Aurora’s 175th anniversary. The poster will be available for sale at the Alley Art Festival from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25.

Artist Chris Hodge will show many of his recent works at The Yetee Cave on Saturday, April 21. For more details, see Marissa’s Calendar by clicking on the events tab.

New Andrea Dawn Video “Peter and the Sheep”

New Andrea Dawn Video “Peter and the Sheep”

On Tuesday, April 3, Andrea Dawn will release her highly anticipated full-length album, Theories of How We Can Be Friends. The album will be available starting on April 3 at Kiss The Sky Records in Geneva, Ill. On Tuesday evening at 8...

Spring Issue Upload

Spring Issue Upload

The print version is a must have, but alas, here is the online version: CLICK HERE to read Downtown Auroran Magazine’s Spring Issue 2012. The spring issue includes a review of The Hunger Games, a chat with the Paramount Theatre’s Jim Corti...

A Perfect Friday in Downtown Aurora

Ah. What a night. What a morning. I really love downtown Aurora. You really have no idea. OK. You have some idea. But let me tell you about my most perfect night ever in downtown Aurora. That might be quite a claim,...

The New Automatics at Two Brothers Roundhouse

The New Automatics at Two Brothers Roundhouse

The New Automatics at Two Brothers Roundhouse

On Friday, March 23, three amazing bands take the stage at Two Brothers Roundhouse on Broadway just north of downtown Aurora. Cattleprod (!) (featuring Greg Boerner, Chad Watson and Justin O’Connell), The New Automatics (featuring Andrea Dawn and Jeremy Keen) and Jeremiah Higgins are all lined up to rock the house starting at 8 p.m. The show is free, and is highly recommended. Don’t stay home in your pajamas. Come out and join us for some quality local music.

One Paragraph Review: “Hair” at the Paramount Theatre

One Paragraph Review: “Hair” at the Paramount Theatre

Aurora – “Hair” is now showing at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora, and it is sensational. From the goosebumps felt from the first song to the welled up tears at the end, “Hair” is non-stop amazing. The performers seem to catapult...

Spring Art Show

Spring Art Show

Spring Art Show

Sunday, March 18 at Chef Amaury at 33 West. The Spring Art Show brings you art prints by local artists. Curated by Lisa Gloria. Show opening is from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Bike Parking in Rear

Bike Parking in Rear

Aurora – River’s Edge Cafe now has some extra parking in back for bicycles only. The city installed a nice new bike rack behind the cafe earlier this month. Since bikes are unable to lock their bikes up in front of the...

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