old town http://wkar.org en Old Town welcomes noted glass artist http://wkar.org/post/old-town-welcomes-noted-glass-artist <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lansing’s </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Old Town</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has become a haven for the city’s artistic community over the years. This week, the Old Town arts and business communities welcome a big catch. One of the area’s most prominent artists, </span><a href="http://www.craigmitchellsmith.com/index.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">Craig Mitchell Smith</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, has moved his glass works gallery from a prime spot in the Meridian Mall in </span>Okemos<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to a new spot in Old Town Lansing.</span></p><p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 19:44:09 +0000 Current State 49266 at http://wkar.org Old Town welcomes noted glass artist Matchette and Frog strip down the blues for Old Town Blues Fest http://wkar.org/post/matchette-and-frog-strip-down-blues-old-town-blues-fest <p></p><p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid--3c00784-3c88-8029-dc45-56cf3cdc8498" style="line-height: 2; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">This weekend, the blues will flow like muddy water through the streets of Lansing's Old Town, as performers from around the U.S. will take the stage at <a href="http://www.oldtownbluesfest.com">Old Town's Bluesfest</a>.&nbsp; One of the acts playing this weekend is Matchette and Frog.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 19:39:38 +0000 Current State 42623 at http://wkar.org Matchette and Frog strip down the blues for Old Town Blues Fest Lansing landmark a 'Temple' for creativity http://wkar.org/post/lansing-landmark-temple-creativity <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Over 100-years ago it was a church, its stairwell under the feet of countless young brides as they stood at the top and tossed their bouquets. Decades later, it was nightclub that laid claim to hosting some of the biggest national acts to come through Lansing. T</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">hen it was empty sitting unused. B</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ut not anymore.</span></p><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There are some<a href="http://www.lansingmakersnetwork.org/2013/05/temple-club-membership-update/"> new tenants</a> using Old Town’s Temple Building. Current State’s Becky McKendry took a trip to see just who’s been occupying the space.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:35:45 +0000 Current State 42547 at http://wkar.org Lansing landmark a 'Temple' for creativity