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Arts and Culture
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Nearly 100 artists will be selling their handmade goods in Old Town today. more
While the story of a prodigal student’s disappearance and eventual suicide is tragic in its own right, Egbert is best remembered for having his story hijacked in the early days of the Satanic Panic. If you're not old enough to recall, the Satanic Panic was a 1980s moral outrage that sprouted from hysterical media reports of cult-like activity in rural communities.   more
The mullet. For Lansing hairstylist Ashley Medina, its meaning has been determined to be a bold declaration of the personal philosophies of the one who wears the cut. Perhaps more than any other haircut, it’s a style and a statement.    more
Lansing’s housing cooperatives and cohousing organizations provide reasonable rent with all utilities included, if you don’t mind cleaning dishes and doing chores around the house. With most rental spaces ranging around $400 a month with utilities, shared housing can be a means to save big bucks on the costs of living. more
The secret to Sarah Hart and Olivia Rice’s bond is their mutual desire for adventure and cheap outings. Over the past three years, the two have become experts at finding inexpensive hangs with high degrees of wheelchair accessibility.  more
 Teresa Wojtowicz is a shamanic practitioner and founder of Willow Stick Ceremonies and Healing Arts in Lansing. During her shamanic clinic Tuesday, she invited participants to discover their power animals. more
Hounds, mutts and purebreds of all shapes and sizes will chow down on a frozen yogurt cup for the fourth annual Dog Fro-Yo Eating Contest at Soldan's Pet Supplies. more
Impression 5 Science Center’s new exhibit puts nuclear science in the spotlight. more
Back in the mid-'60s as a Motown-loving teenager, Ronald “Ronnie” Hernandez joined a local garage band, called Balloon Farm, and never looked back. From there, his love of James Brown, R&B and rock ’n’ roll records inspired him to make music his life. Over the years, the self-taught multi-instrumentalist spent time performing with The Paris Bakery, The Ones, Punk and Sweet Energy, among many others. more
Lansing author Erin Bartels’ debut book, “We Hope for Better Things,” is difficult to define. I’d like to tell you more, but delving too much into its plot and characters will ruin a great read. The book is a complex, historical tale spanning more than 150 years and three generations of strong women. more
A welcomed escape from some of this season’s disturbing events is “Summer Retreat.” The play is a fun, two-hour spree with laughs, surprises, laughs, emotional moments, laughs, shocks and more. more
According to the World Health Organization, infertility is “a disease of the reproductive system defined by the failure to achieve a clinical pregnancy after 12 months or more of regular unprotected sexual intercourse.” Elizabeth Walker, 41, a photographer and infertile art activist, has spent the past five years working to deconstruct that definition. more
As part of his “Legalize Everything” world tour, Andre has several shows in Michigan this fall, three of which will be at Mac’s Bar.   more
Rooted in Lansing’s DIY music culture, Rites of Gaia pays homage to down-in-the-ground punk rock. Frontman Rael Jordan recorded “Young Ones” in 2014, back when all he had was a Tascam, a drum kit and a few guitars. more
Horrocks is celebrating the summer right by inviting the community out for free food, live music, chalk art and a chance to dunk the owners with a dunk machine. The event will be the first of its kind, taking place near the Horrocks pond and vegetable greenhouse.    more
At age 35, Lansing resident Nathan “Nate” Wardell died from complications related to spina bifida, a birth defect that, in Wardell’s situation, required the use of a wheelchair. Since then, Christopher Wardell, his brother and a board member of the Michigan Disability Rights Coalition, has hosted the Night for Nate concert and fundraiser. more
Christine Beals is a 46-year-old Lansing-born folk painter who chooses to pull inspiration from the simple pleasures in life. The Art Council of Greater Lansing’s June artist prefers to be in her garden planting flowers, developing color schemes and geometric patterns for her next piece. more
This year, founder Chad Swan-Badgero and his small, tenacious team will bring 14 freshly made scripts from around the country to Old Town. more
Lansing’s ever-expanding Smooth Jazz Fete, now in its third year, is an unapologetic celebration of the sensual, party-loving room tucked into jazz’s many mansions. more
They don’t write obituaries like they used to. “The booming voice, the ponderous form is stilled. Ralph Young is dead,” read the Lansing State Journal obituary for Ralph Young upon his death in 1962. more
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