The Umbrella Opens Up For Homecoming At The Loft

Story by Jeremy Kohn An opera singer, a poet, and a hula-hooper walk onto a stage. No cheeky punchline here — just a typical night at Lansing’s all-inclusive performance show The Artist’s Umbrella. To celebrate its first year of spectacle, The Loft is hosting its anniversary show on Saturday, June 27 at 7:00 p.m. The…

Rebel Pictures Takes Home Best Film In Quarantine Film Contest

Story by Jeremy Kohn Under the current pandemic of COVID-19 , many artists have found they have to curb their creative process. Michael McCallum of Rebel Pictures did this by entering a quarantine film contest and winning best film for”Choices”. McCallum shot “Choices” on a shoestring budget in Charlotte, Michigan in one day with the…

All Of The Above Hip Hop Academy Teacher’s Edition: James Gardin

Story by Jeremy Kohn All of the Above Hip Hop Academy started with an idea … an idea that grew into a community, a community which teaches the culture and musical aspects of hip hop. James Gardin was one of the founding members of this organization that continues to grow in its tenth year. The…

Lansing at Epicenter of Revolutionary Cryptocurrency Social Media App

Story by Jeremy Kohn Lansing, Michigan hosted the-first ever meetup for a new cryptocurrency app approved by the Apple store called Pepo, The meetup took place in late December of 2019 at The Fledge, Lansing’s maker, creator, and innovator space.  Pepo first launched in the fall of 2016 by a company called OST, which partnered…

Annual Fundraisers Support Art Education

Story by Jeremy Kohn Artistic works from the greater Lansing area will be on display at the Green Door Bar & Grill on Sunday, Feb 16. for the 6th annual Love Lansing Art Fundraiser. The event, which has raised over $31,000 for Lansing Elementary art education, is sponsored by Paul Vetne, LCC Radio, and The…

Seven Gables To Screen At Hometown High School

Story by Jeremy Kohn After a long three year process, Kellie Cassel’s Urban Legend horror short “Seven Gables” is now complete.  To celebrate the film’s completion, Cassel is holding a free screening at Dansville High School on Friday, December 6 at 7 p.m. “Seven Gables” follows the story of Veronica (played by actress Katie Dufort),…

Shop Local: Lansing Gift Guide

We’ve compiled a list of tons of local grocers, boutiques, small businesses, artists, makers, and more for the holiday gift-giving season. Take a look at this greater Lansing area gift guide, and support #SmallBusinessSaturday this weekend.

Drinking Mercury Have Great Chemistry

Story by Jeremy Kohn Music in a small community is often like the theme song to the TV show “Cheers”, where everyone knows each other from playing gigs together. For Drinking Mercury, it is more like the sitcom “Friends”, where members Tommy Plural, Michael Boyes, Kevin Adams and Timmy Rodriguez formed a  previous bond from…