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Beautiful weather and beautiful music make ‘Lan-Sing: Music for the Soul’ a success

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LANSING, Ill. (May 19, 2024) – Sunshine and 73-degree temps greeted the crowd at Fox Pointe Sunday afternoon, May 19, perfect weather for the first event of the 2024 Fox Pointe season.

Lan-Sing: Music for the Soul brought together 11 musical performances, three food vendors, and five resource vendors to showcase Lansing’s diversity and talent, particularly in the inspirational genre. Lansing’s Human Relations Commission has been planning the event for several years, but it was postponed once by the pandemic and once by weather.

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Lana Lewis, of Park Forest Christian Science Church, opened the Lan-Sing event with an operatic solo performed from within the audience. She then took the stage and performed a second solo. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
The Our Lady of Knock Contemporary Guitar Group (Shepherd of Souls Parish) performed about 20 minutes of folksy spiritual songs. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
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The Sno-Cone Sistas turned out to be a popular food option during the sunny afternoon. Chicago’s Chicken Shack and El Encanto Food Truck also did a brisk business throughout the afternoon. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Friends of the band Classic (on stage) enjoyed the open-air performance. The group consists of members of Trinity Lutheran Church. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

A young praise dance team from New Beginnings Worship Center shared an inspirational dance:

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  • 2:50 p.m. — The Barefoot Violinist, Regina Williams, took the stage just before 3 p.m. and performed a couple of numbers. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

Pastor Dave Price (far right) was the pastor at First United Methodist Church in Lansing until last June when he was called to serve a church in Glen Ellyn. He returned to Lansing for a visit and a performance at Lan-Sing as Pastor Dave and the Trustees. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
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Sholanda Randle gave a live performance of her song Rise Up. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
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The family-friendly event included activities for children and opportunities to enjoy the sunshine. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Even the Lansing Community Food Pantry took the stage, sharing educational and entertaining information about appetizers, aperitifs, and other food-related traditions. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

Shegog Dance & Fitness Studio encouraged audience participation with their line dancing demonstration:

Praise dancers from For Your Joy Multi-Media Productions performed a dramatic visual story of deliverance. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

The grand finale of the Lan-Sing music event was a series of “Songs of Peace” by the District 158 Children’s Choir, comprising students from Reavis, Calvin, and Oak Glen elementary schools in Lansing:

A Village of Lansing press release had projected that the Lan-Sing event would “celebrate the many forms of inspirational music produced and enjoyed in and around Lansing’s diverse community.” For the hundreds of performers, vendors, and community members in attendance, the celebration was as warm and inspirational as the Sunday afternoon sunshine.

Fox Pointe is located at 18138 Henry Street in Lansing.

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Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.

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