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Woodstars: Despite Speculation, All Acts Will Perform

Festival spokesperson promises full array of top performers at weekend event.

Earlier this month, organizers of the Woodstars Festival approached Hillside village officials with an idea for a festival that included an all-star lineup of Salt-n-Pepa, Boyz II Men and Lil' Wayne — none of which appear on the current bill.

Now, speculation continues to mount about which top-tier acts will actually show up this weekend in Maywood. Asked about the speculation on acts showing up or not, spokesperson Randy Bonds said all scheduled performers will be there.

“As far as the events, all the acts are performing,” he said. “If anyone wants to question that, they can come out and see for themselves.”

Still, many websites for the headlining acts, including Twista, Nelly, Juelz Santana and Faith Evans either don't list WoodStars appearances on their schedule or tour dates couldn't be found at all. And discrepancies abound with scheduling: Kim Burrell, Wale, Demi Lobo, Don P and Olivia are listed under the "Featured Artists" section but they're not scheduled to perform, according to the website's schedule. (Those artists could, however, fill in the slots listed as question marks on the performance schedule.)

Conversely, on the WoodStars Facebook page, Shortie Thomas posted saying he would be performing as well, but there is no mention of him on the website.

The festival is mainly sponsored by the foundations of two Proviso East alumni, NBA veteran Michael Finley and Los Angeles Laker Shannon Brown. According to the festival's website, it’s intended to benefit both foundations, as well as District 209 schools.

Ms. Cynthia! July 29, 2011 at 03:44 PM
The Woodstar Music Festival and Carnival is so prayed up by the avid supporters of MR. FINLEY, MR. BROWN, PROVISO EAST, THE VILLAGE OF MAYWOOD and All whom are truly POSITIVE people in Suburban West Cook County and abound, that it is inevitable this event will be FANTASTIC! This BEAUTIFUL fun filled family event for all will bring a new outlook on what we can do for ourselves as a proud neighborhood! Thank you so much Mr. Finley and Mr. Brown for remembering where you came from, where your roots began, and continuing to give back and support “home”! MAYWOOD LOVES YOU! Proverbs-22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. All you Maywood Haters…We will pray for you as well. Don’t hate the Players, Join the game!

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