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This month in Suburban Life Magazine ...

We celebrate the arts, across our communities

Published: Friday, June 28, 2013 2:23 p.m. CDT

Here in the communities we call home, there are symphonies and songstresses, children's theater and cutting-edge dramas, tantalizing ballet and acclaimed artisans. Blend such culture with the complements of great food and outstanding outdoor spaces, and you have an arts experience in the suburbs that rivals some major cities.

We boast loyal support for our theaters and our symphonies, our orchestras and our art studios. And in the pages of Suburban Life Magazine this month, we celebrate those shining stars in our own backyards, offering homage and gratitude for the opportunities they provide  both to the avid artist, and the enthusiastic patron.

In our pages you'll meet Brynn Arseneau, an accomplished dancer who has taken her talents to the studio floor as owner of Elmhurst's Beyond Center Stage Performing Arts Academy.

You'll get to know Hinsdale native Veronica Bruce, who just returned from a residency in Lithuania. This sculptor, painter and digital artist shares her work, her overseas experiences, and her impressions of the world, through her own creative sprit.

We preview the cultural events that wrap up our summer in the suburbs. There are concerts at Cantigny, art events in La Grange and great theater in Oak Brook.

Speaking of great theater, you'll get to know a veteran comic actress, Nora Dunn, who is taking the stage at Drury Lane Theatre this summer in a performance of "Boeing-Boeing." She chats with us about her new production, her theater career, and her years at "Saturday Night Live", and shares what keeps her inspired time after time.

There's so much more to see, and so many stories to tell. Fashion and fitness, dining and design, it's all right inside these pages, and just outside your door. We're glad to have you with us as we paint a picture of life in these great communities  your Suburban Life.

Thanks for reading -

Sherri Dauskurdas, Editor

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