50 Years After the ’67 Blizzard Postponed Their Wedding, They’re Still Having Fun

CAN I (STILL) HAVE THIS DANCE?: Lois and Ernie Baumann have some fun inside of the new Stairway of the Stars dance studio in Maywood. Below, the couple’s wedding photos from 50 years ago. The wedding was postponed because of the Blizzard of 1967, the worst snowstorm ever recorded in Chicago. || Top, William Camargo/Wednesday Journal | Below, photos submitted by the Baumanns Monday, January 30, 2017 … Continue reading 50 Years After the ’67 Blizzard Postponed Their Wedding, They’re Still Having Fun

On Eve of Trump Inauguration, Maywood Dancers Spotlight Hope

Maywood Fine Arts dancers outside of the organization’s Fifth Avenue dance studio, Stairway of the Stars, on Thursday. | Below, MFA co-founder Lois Baumann sports an Obama ‘Change’ t-shirt inside of the studio. || Shanel Romain/VFP Thursday, January 19, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 11:37 p.m. Earlier this evening, dozens of dancers from Maywood Fine Arts gathered outside of the organization’s bright, … Continue reading On Eve of Trump Inauguration, Maywood Dancers Spotlight Hope

The New Stairway of the Stars Dance Studio Opens Its Doors to the World

Monday, August 22, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  On March 12, 2010, Craig Hall was in town visiting family when he got a call from his best friend Purdie Baumann, the daughter of Maywood Fine Arts founders Lois and Ernie Baumann. “She was crying and saying the studio was on fire,” Hall said, referencing the former Maywood Opera House at 20 N. Fifth … Continue reading The New Stairway of the Stars Dance Studio Opens Its Doors to the World