Arts and Culture

Young “storytellers” showcased at Aurora Music Festival

July 19, 2017   ·   0 Comments


Claire Wright is a storyteller by nature. As a writer, she is inspired by the lives of those around her, whether they are fellow friends at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic High School, or survivors of traumas of monumental proportions, and music has turned into potent outlet for her.

Chad Brownlee headlines Hoedown’s Friday night

Award-winning country singer Chad Brownlee will headline the first night of Magna’s annual Wild, Wild West Hoedown. Brownlee, an award-winning singer, songwriter, philanthropist and former ...


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16-year-old Olivia Zarboni crowned 2017 Aurora Teen Idol

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Ontario artists celebrate significant milestone close to home

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Artists hope Canada150 Mosaic will leave lasting legacy

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Pianist Jarvis returns to share his passion with a hometown crowd

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Teen Idol is a great opportunity for young performers, says 2016 winner

The past 11 months have been a time of growth for Melissa Suma. Come Canada Day, it will be exactly one year since the Aurora teen wowed the judges with the power of her voice and her presence on stage, ultimately taking the crown in the 2016 Aurora Teen Idol competition.

Local author offers “fifty shades of green” with sci-fi adventures

Inspiration can strike people in the strangest places, and at the strangest times. For Aurora resident Brian Horeck, the commonplace sighting of a few water bugs doing the backstroke in a minnow trap started turning the gears on an unlikely career path.

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