Category: Arts

Maywood Native, Grammy Winner John Prine Returns To Chicago Area Roots

Sunday, June 9, 2019 || By Community Editor/Photos by Alexa Rogals || @maywoodnews

Featured image: John Prine, a Maywood native and nationally known songwriter, stops by Val’s Halla Records in Oak Park on June 6. | Alexa Rogals

John Prine, the Grammy-winning songwriter who was born and raised in Maywood, was in town on June 6 for an event at Val’s Halla, a popular record store in Oak Park. Prine was at the store to sign his newest album, “Tree of Forgiveness.”

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Exploration Of Maywood ‘Artspace’ Continues With Jan. 30 Meeting

Thursday, January 24, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Wendy Holmes, of Artspace, during a Sept. 6 meeting in Maywood to discuss the feasibility of an Artspace development coming to the village. | File 

A group of community leaders are exploring the possibility of luring a development to Maywood that would provide affordable housing, as well as work space, for local artists is planning to meet again on Jan. 30, 5:30 p.m., at Maywood Fine Arts (Studio C), 20 N. 5th Ave. in Maywood.

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Play About Human Trafficking To Make Bellwood Debut, Jan. 26

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Organizers of a play designed to raise awareness about human trafficking that will be staged in Bellwood later this month hope that it starts a broader grassroots movement against what they described as a “growing epidemic.”

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