Category: Arts & Culture

Don’t Call It A Re-Enactment — On May 12 Maywood Was A Stage For Living History

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 || By Elizabeth Abunaw || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Living historians dramatize Civil War history on the corner of First and Lake in Maywood on May 12. | Courtesy Laura Rogers 

Replica flags? Check. Period pieces like guns dating to the mid-19th Century? Check. Actors dressed in historical clothing? Check. Abraham Lincoln? Check.

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Maywood Fine Arts Forges Bond With Chicago Ballet After ‘Swan Lake’ Rescue

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Jordan Nelson, of the Ballet Chicago Studio Company, during a recent performance. | Courtesy Maywood Fine Arts 

Two hundred Maywood Fine Arts students and families will be able to see a free performance by the Ballet Chicago Studio Company at the Harris Theater in Chicago in May — thanks to a bit of serendipity.

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Around Town: Maywood’s Gunzert House Is A Window To Black History

Sunday, April 22, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: The windows of the historic Gunzert House in Maywood apparently depict scenes of slaves escaping. | Ruth Black/Facebook 

One Maywood native was so intrigued by a house in the village she came across over the weekend that she took photos and posted them to Facebook.

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From The West ‘Burbs To Wakanda

Friday, March 30, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Mark Willis, a 27-year-old Oak Park native, has been to Wakanda, and at least part of it is in Atlanta – or more precisely, in some woods just outside of the southern metropolis. He knows, because he was in “Black Panther,” the $1 billion box office smash film that features the mythical African country.

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Maywood Fine Arts Dancers To Perform ‘Swan Lake’ March 23-24

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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Shedd Aquarium Free Access Days Start On Jan. 15 — MLK Day

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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Proviso West Grad Reaches for Media Moguldom

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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