Sunday, March 17, 2013
Jenny talks about wardrobe malfunctions and gives a shout-out to Geneva on the "Rachael Ray Show."
We've been wondering for a long time whether Jenny McCarthy was putting down roots in Geneva, and proof positive came March 8 on the Rachael Ray Show. Jenny talked about The Jenny McCarthy Show on VH1 and wardrobe malfunctions she's had at the Vanity Fair party after the Oscars and in her first appearance in a WWE event, but then the talk turned to her move to back to the Chicago area, and her son, Evan. Rachael asked about shopping and food in Chicago, and that's when "Geneva news" popped out like happy wardrobe malfunction. "I live in Geneva, which is like a little historical district," she said. "So there’s no big stores. All the stores are inside of houses—little old houses, so I buy everything from there. It’s great." It is, indeed. …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Artwork is on exhibit until Feb. 28.
A Yorkville artist is one of five artists featured in the Lewis University President's Fifth Annual Art Show. Justin Polzin, a computer graphic design major at the Romeoville-based university, submitted artwork for the show, including "The Assassin," featured on here. Polzin is a 2012 graduate of Yorkville High School. The gallery featuring Polzin's art recently opened. The new art gallery is part of a major addition to the Oremus Fine Arts Center which includes a new studio Theatre and extensive renovations to the entire building, according to a news release. The works are being featured until Feb. 28.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Contest runs through March 4.
Think you know Yorkville? Then head over to the Yorkville Public Library and try your hand in the "Where in Yorkville?" contest. Artist Sheri Sinkovits is displaying her work at the library, including multiple paintings of Yorkville properties. Each week residents will be asked to identify three properties. The first person with the correct answers for all 3 subjects will be the winner. The winner can choose a free prize from a selection of painted items. New paintings will be unveiled each Monday through March 4. Sinkovits specialize in painting on glass. Items on display include birdhouses, salt and pepper shakers, wine glasses and large and small windows. To see Sheri's full line of work visit her website at Handpainteditems.com. A …
Magician Rob Thompson will perform his interactive show at Rivers Edge Theatre Feb. 23. at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Thompson is known for creating a personal connection with his audience.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The Broadway musical will be back in Chicago for a limited 8-week run.
Wednesday, February 20
The popular Broadway musical “Wicked” will return to Chicago to celebrate its 10th anniversary on Broadway this year, the Chicago Sun Times reported. "Wicked", the untold story of the witches of Oz, will take the Oriental Theatre stage from Oct. 30- Dec. 21. Group tickets of 15 or more are now on sale by calling Broadway in Chicago Group Sales, (312) 977-1710. Individual tickets will be sold later, Chicago Now reported.
Award winning sleight of hand artist and comedy magician will be performing “An Evening of Pure Magic” at 8 p.m. at the River’s Edge Theatre.
Magician Rob Thompson, who performs across the midwest, is bringing his cabaret-style show, blending magic, comedy and mind reading, to Yorkville. Thompson will perform his interactive show at Rivers Edge Theatre Feb. 23. at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Thompson is known for creating a personal connection with his audience. For ticket information call Rivers Edge Theatre at 630-882-0035.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Curtain opens Feb. 22 at Oswego East High School.
The Spotlight Youth Theater, featuring actors ages 8- to 18-years-old, will perform "Beauty and the Beast Jr." Feb. 22- March 3 at Oswego East High School, 1525 Harvey Road. The stage production is based on the Academy Award winning animated film and features a cast of over 100 area children, said Wendy Spencer, marketing director for Spotlight in Aurora. "Beauty and the Beast Jr." features the songs made famous in both the film and Broadway version, including "Human Again" and "Be Our Guest." Tickets are $9-$12 in advance, but can also be purchased at the door for an additional $2. For additional ticket information call 847-588-2298 or visit www.spotlight.org. Show times are:
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Showcase set for Feb. 8-9 from 6-9 p.m.
Wednesday, February 6
The following information is a press release from The River's Edge Theatre. The River’s Edge Theatre and Cobblestone Bakery and Bistro are bringing to our community a show that will stimulate all your senses in celebration of the creative arts. View some of our region’s most talented artists and their work in all different mediums… painting, sculpting, digital design, sketching, jewelry, video production and more. Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere while touring the new additions to the downtown businesses of Yorkville. Sample wine and appetizers by the Cobblestone Bakery and Bistro as you enjoy listening to some of the most talented musicians the Chicagoland area has to offer. Featured musicians: Jenny Lupa, Lisa Anne Green, WoodSugar …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Andy Richter, who co-hosts “CONAN” on TBS, fondly remembers his time spent in Yorkville.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Roger Matile, director of The Little White School Museum, to provide insight on county history.
Roger Matile, "Reflections" columnist for the Kendall County Record newspapers will speak at the Chapel on the Green in Yorkville on Kendall County history up to the end of the Civil War Sunday, Jan. 27. Matile will discuss the history of early settlement , transportation, pioneer farming, business and government. The program will begin at at 2 p.m. Matile is also the Director of The Little White School Museum in Oswego. The Chapel is at the corner of Church and Center Streets, across from the Town Square, just off Rt. 47.