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Blues on the Fox – through the years

Blues on the Fox The Blues on the Fox festival in downtown Aurora was founded in 1997 by the Fox Valley Blues Society. At its peak the festival ran four stages over a two day period and drew as many as 20,000 visitors. For its efforts the FVBS received the 1999 Keeping the Blues Alive […]

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History of The Leland Hotel in Aurora – Excerpt from the book “Today’s Chicago Blues” by Karen Hansen

The Leland Hotel Excerpt from “Today’s Chicago Blues” By Karen Hansen Illinois Woman’s Press Association Award Book Award – 1st Place From 1937 to 1938 the top floor (the Sky Club) of the 22-story leland Hotel in downtown Aurora was used as a recording studio for some of the most influential blues in prewar Chicago. […]

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