Thursday, March 21, 2013
Look at the winning artists with their works.
Oswego High School attended and participated in the annual Southwest Prairie Conference (SPC) Fine Arts Competition and Workshop earlier in March at Plainfield South High School. Oswego received first place this year to become conference champions for the fifth year in a row. Individual student placements include: First Place Second Place Third Place Congrats to all our student artists! Special thanks to Oswego 308 for the photos.
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. …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The first fundraiser kicks off tonight at Chick-Fil-A, days before the Oswego High School Step Team goes to Nashville to compete in the national step competition.
Monday, February 25, 2013
The band played on Feb. 19 at Oswego High School.
Fifty-one District 308 high school band members were chosen to participate in the 2013 Southwest Prairie Conference Honor Bands festival on February 19. The festival was held at Oswego High School and had several guest conductors, including:Dr. Charlie Menghini, Director of Bands and President at Vandercook College of Music, Chicago; and John Heath, retired Director of Bands at Batavia High School in Batavia and past president of the Illinois Music Educator Association. Select musicians from Oswego East High School, Oswego High School, Minooka High School, Plainfield Central High School, Plainfield South High School, Plainfield North High School, Plainfield East High School and Romeoville High School had the opportunity to rehearse with …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The Broadway musical will be back in Chicago for a limited 8-week run.
Tuesday, February 19
The popular Broadway musical “Wicked” will return to Chicago to celebrate its 10th anniversary on Broadway this year, the Chicago Sun Times reports. "Wicked", the untold story of the witchez 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 reports.
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:
Friday, February 1, 2013
Art will be displayed at Downers Grove North from Feb. 10 - 16.
Editor's Note: The article has been updated to reflect the additons of three more artists. The visual art department programs at Oswego 308 schools have been on fire recently. At the Regional Competition hosted on Jan. 26 at Downers Grove North High School many Oswego High School students walked away with the honor of a golden key, silver key or honorable mention. Golden Key award winners will be going on to Nationals to compete for Gold, Silver, and Silver with distinction medals. If students place, they will be awarded at Carnegie Hall in New York City in May. All of the artwork will be open to the public at Downers Grove North High School from Feb. 10 to Feb. 16. Take a look through the slide show of artwork by Golden Key recipients…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
OHS students Ashley Blocker and Cora Tu placed first and honorable mention, respectively, in the second annual show.
Batavia High School hosted it's second annual "i heart art" show at their newly built Fine Arts Center where nine high schools in the Fox Valley area participated. Out of the hundreds of work displayed, the show gave out a 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place, as well as two honorable mentions. Kari Kraus, an artist from the Water Street Studios, adjudicated the show. She will be at the opening on the January 31st to present awards to the following Oswego High School students: 1st Place: Ashley Blocker, Little Girl Honorable Mention: Cora Tu, Buddha The show is from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and awards will be announced at 6:30 p.m. The entrance to the Batavia Fine Arts Center is on the north side of Batavia High School off of Wilson St.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Geneva's Eric Luminais takes seventh place in the Senior Division.
Saturday, January 26
Kane County Fair talent show winner Nicole DiSandro, 14, of Elburn has won first place in the Junior Competition at the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fair (IAAF) talent contest. The event was held Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield. DiSandro performed her theatrical vocal solo, Gimme Gimme from Thoroughly Modern Millie, which she also performed at the Kane County Fair Talent Contest in July for her award-winning performance. DiSandro competed against 36 other acts to win the first place prize, a trophy and monetary award. Because she won first place, DiSandro will perform at the Illinois State Fair, which runs Aug. 8-19, 2013, in Springfield. Eric Luminais, 19, of Geneva earned a strong seventh place …
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.