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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Grants for the arts

Four Lansing organizations split $125,000 in arts and culture grants

by Andrea Raby
Thursday, Dec. 6 — Four local organizations received “Sense of Place” grants today to further their plans of expanding access to art in the community.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Taking art to the streets

Lansing Art Gallery to host lectures on trends in contemporary art and the social value of public art and graffiti

by Hélène Dryden
Friday, Sept. 28 — A new lecture series starting Oct. 10 is getting down and dirty with the subject of graffiti and public art — a timely subject for Lansing-area art enthusiasts.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Laugh in

Comedy event good for funny bone, charity

by Hélène Dryden
Thursday, Oct. 18 — There's something to be said about live and local comedy shows that offer live and local laughter — especially if it’s for a good cause. This Friday at The Avenue Café in Lansing, comedian Melik Brown has created just that: a night of comedy to benefit the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Glitter ball

Annual fundraiser recognizes local art supporters

by Hélène Dryden
Tuesday, Dec. 4 — There are about 20,000 different types of glitter produced worldwide. Yep — people really love the stuff, especially around the holiday season. So in the spirit of all things bright and sparkly, the Arts Council of Greater Lansing is holding the 33rd annual Holiday Glitter fundraiser tomorrow at the University Club of Michigan State University.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Every Time I Die stays alive

Checking in with the “mathcore” metal band before its show Tuesday at the Loft

by Darby Vermeulen
Friday, Dec. 14 — Every Time I Die, a Buffalo, N.Y.-based “mathcore” metal band, released its sixth studio album, “Ex Lives,” on Epitaph Records earlier this year and it quickly became the band’s most commercially successful album to date, even hitting the Billboard Charts. On Tuesday, the band brings its progressive form of metal to an all-ages show at The Loft.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Castle thrashes into Lansing

San Francisco band hits Mac’s Bar Thursday night with doom metal

by Darby Vermeulen
Wednesday, Jan. 23 — Castle, a San Francisco-based doom metal band, released its second thrash-inspired studio album, “Blacklands,” on Prosthetic Records late last year. Fronted by Elizabeth Blackwell, the trio stands tall in a genre full of female-fronted bands.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Rewarding creativity

Grant program gives $1,000 to local artists

by Justin Anderson
Monday, Jan. 7, 2012 — The Arts Council of Greater Lansing’s Individual Artist Grant Application awards artists with $1,000 grants to showcase their artwork. The Arts Council is offering a free informational meeting about the grant program this Thursday at 4p.m at 1208 Turner St. in Lansing.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

The hidden treasures of Lansing

Old Town Poets launch new writing contest seeking the hidden treasures of Lansing

by Justin Anderson
Monday, Jan. 21 — Do you know about a hidden treasure in the greater Lansing area? If so, write about it. The Old Town Poets — a loose collection of writers based in the north Lansing neighborhood — are hosting the first-ever Celebrating My Secret Lansing writing contest, which is open to anyone in the greater Lansing area.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Bringing home the gold

Lansing organization wins national marketing awards

by Justin Anderson
Tuesday, Feb. 12 — The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau was honored recently for its marketing efforts to make the Capital City area a destination location for business and entertainment.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Showing some love

South African choir group coming to the Wharton

by Marisol Dorantes
Monday, Feb. 18 — The South African a capella group Ladysmith Black Mambazo just wrapped up a tour of Canadian leg of their North American tour. Member Albert Mazibuko said he hoped that the cold subsides as they head into Michigan for their performance at the Wharton Center on Wednesday.
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