Category: Arts & Culture

The County Recorder’s Latest Act — A Stage Play Set In Maywood

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Karen Yarbrough on stage after the premier of her first play, Passin’ where the river bends. | VFP 

Karen Yarbrough, the owner of an insurance agency, the current Cook County Recorder of Deeds, and the Democratic candidate for Cook County Clerk, is known widely as an entrepreneur and politician. Now you can call also call her a playwright.

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Group To Host Public Meeting To Explore Feasibility Of Art Space In Maywood

Monday, August 27, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured photo: A photo of Mesa Artspace Lofts, which Artspace developed in Mesa, Ariz. | Architectural Resource Team, Inc./Facebook 

Talks among a group of local stakeholders who hope to bring live-work space for artists and arts organizations to Maywood are progressing. The group is planning to host a public meeting so that residents can chime in on, and get information about, the idea for themselves.

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Maywood Artist Has Role In Film Spotlighting Chicago’s Black Arts Scene

Thursday, August 23, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Jesse Howard during an unveiling of his work at the Oak Park Public Library earlier this year. | File 

“Nothing is ever completely finished,” riffs artist Jesse Howard in one scene from the acclaimed documentary, “The Color of Art,” which made its Chicago premier at the Black Harvest Film Festival last weekend.

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