Fox Pointe events continue through mid-October

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (August 19, 2019) – Improvements in both weather and awareness have favorably impacted attendance at Fox Pointe events since late spring, and Village staff are still exploring opportunities to schedule events into mid-October. The current line-up includes the following events: Wednesday, August 21, 7:00pm: Spoken Four Chicago band with DJ-style … Read more

Fox Pointe Woodstock celebration exceeds high expectations

Peace and music—and tie-dye, fringe, and headbands—come to Lansing by Melanie Jongsma and Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (August 17, 2019) – After an estimated 3,000 people visited Fox Pointe throughout the Friday, August 9, opening celebration of Woodstock’s 50th anniversary, organizers and attenders were hopeful that the Saturday follow-up would continue in the same vibe. … Read more

Former Olympian to serve as Grand Marshal for state fair Twilight Parade

Jackie Joyner-Kersee “represents the best of Illinois,” says Governor Pritzker information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (August 8, 2019) – The Illinois State Fair, along with Governor JB Pritzker, announced Olympic Gold Medal winner and East St. Louis native Jackie Joyner-Kersee will serve as the Grand Marshal for the Illinois State … Read more

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by Jim Siergey Artist Jim Siergey has fond recollections of Woodstock 1969, as relayed in Jamilyn Hiskes’ article, “Remembering Woodstock.” He plans to return to the Lansing version of Woodstock this weekend at Fox Pointe: Fox Pointe Woodstock Anniversary Celebration Friday, August 9 5:00–7:00pm: Fortunate Sons, a Creedence Clearwater Revival cover band 8:00–10:30pm: Marrakesh Express, … Read more

Local band Grand Pond is living the dream—in Lansing and beyond

by Jamilyn Hiskes Correction: In an earlier version of this post, and in the print version of the article, we used an incorrect spelling of Andrew Weglarz. It has been corrected below, but we apologize for the error. LANSING, Ill. (August 7, 2019) – Griffin McGreal’s voice can easily fill a music venue. He’s focused … Read more

Remembering Woodstock

On the 50th anniversary of the iconic music festival, a local couple reminisces, and Lansing celebrates by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (August 1, 2019) – Lansing will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the famous 1969 Woodstock Music Festival on Friday and Saturday, August 9 and 10, at Fox Pointe, Lansing’s premiere entertainment venue. The … Read more

Korean performers dedicate concert to American veterans

Sunday, August 18, 5:00pm by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (July 31, 2019) – Pastor Dave Price is excited to have Joshua Lee and his wife Yoon Hee Lee return to First United Methodist Church of Lansing. The professional classical vocalists have performed at the church before, to the delight of the congregation and visitors. The … Read more

Over the Tavern brings religion, family, and laughs to Theatre at the Center

Semi-autobiographical comedy considers the importance of asking questions By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (July 26, 2019) – On a corner property in Buffalo, New York lives a boy who’s starting to doubt his faith. Despite being raised by Catholic parents alongside four siblings, young Rudy Pazinski can’t quite get past this question: what if I … Read more