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Why Contributing to Culture Is So Important


Culture holds such a high value in our hearts that it’s literally priceless. Art and entertainment is one of our driving forces to leave the house, travel to lands afar, and tap into the expression of human emotion. We find excitement and release through dance, music, art, and theatre. Here are some of the sensational cultural events happening around town this summer.

The Tempest

Limelight Theatre Company has two captivating shows left this July. In just a few days, our cast will be performing Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” outside, at Hudson Crossing Park. A monstrous storm at sea throws a crew overboard and washes them up on a tropical island. Limelight will be putting on this play outside under the sky in this unique setting. From July 14-16, shows will be playing for an afternoon matinee and in the evening.


The long awaited Annie will debut July 26. In the marvelous tale, Annie the orphan sets out into the big New York City to track down her parents. This family-friendly musical will be performed right in your hometown at Oswego High School, Wednesday through Saturday. You can purchase tickets for both shows in advance at Limelight’s website or at the door.

Headphone Disco

There’s no way you’ve seen anything like a headphone disco. A park packed full of people, rocking out in complete silence. Or so it appears. At this free event, every attendee gets a pair of high-intensity headphones to groove and sing to the DJ’s tunes. The night will kick off with family-friendly jams and work its way to jukebox favorites in the night. You took a vote, and the party will be held at Grande Park in Plainfield, Wednesday, August 9th from 6:00-9:00pm.

It’s quite a gift that our village has a strong community built around the arts. The expression we share has a powerful impact on the emotional lives of those around us. And it’s beyond just play. Art affects our economy, education, health, well-being, and society. Don’t just sit there; life’s a brilliant song, get out and dance!

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