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Thursday, August 22,2013

Review: A quick crawl through Lights and Caves

Lansing band celebrates half of dual album release with Way to Fall at The Loft Saturday

by Sean Bradley
Thursday, Aug. 22 — There are a ton of reference points on Lights and Caves’ debut EP “In Satori” from Radiohead, Manchester Orchestra, Coldplay, The Beatles and even another Lansing band. Lights and Caves releases “In Satori” as part of a double album release Saturday at The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave. in Lansing. Way To Fall, another Lansing band, is also releasing a new, as-yet-untitled album.
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Friday, August 9,2013

Operating theater

Donate blood, get a discount ticket to see “M*A*S*H” at Riverwalk

by Sean Bradley
Friday, Aug. 9 — Put away your golf clubs, please extinguish all cigars and hold off on that martini. Riverwalk Theater and the local chapter of the American Red Cross are teaming up to provide Lansing theatergoers with an opportunity to enjoy Riverwalk’s new production of “M*A*S*H” and donate to the local charity. A limited number of people who donate blood on Saturday, Aug. 27 will receive a voucher for a discounted ticket to “M*A*S*H.”
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Wednesday, August 7,2013

Around the world in 8 blocks

Great Lakes Folk Festival injects summer with international art, music, food

by Sean Bradley
Traditions and cultures from around the world will meet again this weekend at the 11th annual Great Lakes Folk Festival in downtown East Lansing. This year´s edition of the multifaceted music, art and food festival will feature musical styles from Asia, the Caribbean and the Balkans.
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Monday, August 5,2013

No vacancy (and that’s a good thing)

Hotels in Greater Lansing see a bump in occupancy

by Sean Bradley
Monday, Aug. 5 —Lansing area hotels saw an uptick in occupancy this year, signaling a growth in the capital city’s tourism industry. The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau released a report last week saying more people are choosing Lansing as their premier destination for a hotel stay. In the first six months of 2013, hotel room occupancy went up 7.5 percent compared to the same period last year, according to data collected by hospitality research firm Smith Travel Research.
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Friday, August 2,2013

Singer/songwriter icons coming to Cobb Hall

Intimate show featuring Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt comes to East Lansing

by Sean Bradley
Friday, Aug. 2 — On Oct. 29, acclaimed singer/songwriters Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt will perform an unplugged show at the Wharton Center's Cobb Great Hall on the campus of Michigan State University. The two have toured together since 1989.
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Thursday, August 1,2013

Gig Report

A rundown of Lansing shows this week

by Sean Bradley
Thursday, Aug. 1 — The hard-pounding sounds of nu metal, ‘90s-nostalgic pop punk and a new age vaudeville show all convene in Lansing over the weekend. This week’s Gig Report tracks down shows at Uli’s Haus of Rock, Mac’s Bar and The Loft featuring several out-of-state and local bands.
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Wednesday, July 3,2013

Gig Report

A rundown of Lansing shows this week

by Sean Bradley
Wednesday, July 3 — Lansing’s Adado Riverfront Park will presumably see some major foot traffic this week as Fourth of July festivities and Common Ground liven up downtown. The Lansing Concert Band is the opening act for this year’s fireworks Thursday, while major Canadian band Barenaked Ladies start the 15th annual music festival.
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Friday, June 28,2013

Review: Lemuria’s new album more than wild abandon punk

Buffalo band Lemuria showcase new sounds on latest album; plays Mac’s Bar Sunday

by Sean Bradley
Friday, June 28 — Lemuria has been making louder and louder splashes with each new event in the band’s history. The band’s new album, “The Distance is So Big,” is no different.
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Friday, June 28,2013

Eyes on the sky

MSU students to launch weather balloon for documentary

by Sean Bradley
Friday, June 28 — After successfully launching a weather balloon into Earth’s upper atmosphere last November, a group of Michigan State University filmmaking and engineering students, led by MSU College of Communications Arts and Sciences instructor Troy Hale, will launch another balloon at 10 a.m. Sunday in Grand Rapids.
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Wednesday, June 26,2013

Beer-cation destination

Michigan breweries, craft beer industry and the impact on state tourism

by Sean Bradley
People from around the country come to Michigan for the sports teams and the music. These days, add craft beer to the list of reasons people visit the state.
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