Young local artist releases first album in unprecedented times

“I wanted to show people how much talent is here in this small town” by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (July 3, 2020) – The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the music industry to its core. With concerts and festivals getting postponed, cancelled, and rescheduled every day, artists may not be as eager to release new music. … Read more

Quarantine perspectives: Not much change for a family of essential workers

by Jamilyn Hiskes, Lansing Journal reporter Editor’s note: The people who write for The Lansing Journal represent a diversity of ages, occupations, and family situations. I asked them if they would be willing to share their perspectives on the ways COVID-19 is impacting their personal and professional lives. -Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (March 25, 2020) … Read more

‘It’s Surreal Thing!’: artist Jim Siergey’s latest exhibit to open in Hammond this month

by Jamilyn Hiskes HAMMOND, Ind. (January 28, 2020) – Said to be “comic,” “coarse,” and “cerebral,” the newest exhibit by local underground artist and Lansing Journal cartoonist Jim Siergey will be coming to Hammond, Ind., this month. The exhibit, aptly titled “It’s Surreal Thing!” after the Magritte-and-Dali-inspired imagery that permeates nearly every piece of art … Read more