Craig Hall’s Dance From Maywood To The New York City Ballet

Craig Hall dances with ballerina Wendy Whelan during a performance in 2014.  Wednesday, May 25, 2016 || By Michael Romain  Craig Hall, 36, is counting the days until he executes his final tour en l’air as a soloist with the venerable New York City Ballet (NYCB). He’ll be ending his nearly 20-year career with the company in July, according to a glowing May 23 New York Times review … Continue reading Craig Hall’s Dance From Maywood To The New York City Ballet

The New York Times Catches Up With Maywood Native, Former Pirate John Prine

John Prine, a famous Maywood native, inside his Nashville home. | Kyle Dean Reinford/New York Times Wednesday, April 6, 2016 || By Michael Romain  The influential singer-songwriter John Prine has penned songs for music royalty like Johnny Cash and Pink Floyd. Bob Dylan has compared his work to the French novelist Marcel Proust. And he recently won a prestigious award that’s also been given to … Continue reading The New York Times Catches Up With Maywood Native, Former Pirate John Prine

Could the Next Uber Come Out of Proviso Township?

(Left to right) James Nortier, Marcel Krawcyzk and Devin Bates. Photo by Michael Romain for the Village Free Press. Friday, April 3, 2015 || By Michael Romain  Three local entrepreneurs, embodiments of the ‘sharing economy,’ have created an app that they say will make finding parking in the western suburbs an Uber-like breeze It’s 2008 in Paris, France and Travis Kalanick is trying to catch a … Continue reading Could the Next Uber Come Out of Proviso Township?