Wednesday, March 7, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews
This month, students with Stairway of the Stars and Maywood Fine Arts will perform one of the world’s great classical ballets, “Swan Lake,” as part of MFA’s Classical Ballet for New Audiences program.
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Sunday, January 14, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Children inside of the Shedd Aquarium | Courtesy Shedd Aquarium
All Illinois residents with valid ID’s will be able to get into the Shedd Aquarium for free starting Jan. 15 — Martin Luther King Day, according to museum officials.
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Monday, November 13, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Maurice Robinson in the Chicago radio studio where he produces his weekly show, Alternative Thought. | Alexa Rogals/Wednesday Journal
When Maurice Robinson, a graduate of Proviso West High School, attended his 10-year class reunion a few years ago, he said he was approached by classmates who still remember a blowout fashion show he put on as an 18-year-old entrepreneur and jack-of-all trades. The show was something of a prelude to Robinson’s latest act as the host of his own radio show and aspiring media mogul.
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Wednesday, November 1, 2017 || By Michael Romain || OPINION || @maywoodnews
“Easter Realness #2” by Kehinde Wiley, who was recently selected to paint Barack Obama’s Smithsonian portrait, hangs inside of the Oak Park Public Library. | Courtesy Oak Park Public Library
A government’s purchase of artwork doesn’t necessarily have to be an exercise in extravagance and waste. Consider the Oak Park Public Library’s 2004 purchase of a painting called “Easter Realness #2,” by the then-relatively unknown African American artist Kehinde Wiley for $16,000, according to a recent Wednesday Journal article.
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Wednesday, October 25, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Risé Sanders Weir, whose film recently premiered on WTTW. | Photos submitted
When Oak Park filmmaker Risé Sanders Weir started working on a documentary exploring some of the social obstacles keeping young women from going into science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields at a similar rate to men, it was 2012 — a different world in terms of gender politics.
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Saturday, October 21, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: The cast of the popular play, “Hamilton.” | hamiltonbroadway.com
Anahi Soto, a 16-year-old junior at Proviso East High School, was recently selected to perform onstage at the CIBC Theatre in Chicago, moments before it was overtaken by the cast of the popular musical “Hamilton.”
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Maywood native and famous songwriter John Prine. | Wikipedia
A recent article published in the Courier-Journal, Louisville, Kentucky’s main newspaper, captured Maywood native John Prine talking about how his upbringing in the village influenced his famous songs.
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