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4 FEATURES Party the night away at the Avenue Cafe

Sarah Spohn A&E Editor Comfy booths, banjos, bass and Bells brews await. Party at the Avenue is being put on by WLNZ 89.7 LCC Radio and the Ten Pound Fiddle at Lansings Avenue Caf Saturday, Nov. 1. Beginning at 5 p.m. is happy hour with the Tia Imani Hanna Project, The Springtails at 6:30 p.m., The Crane Wives at 8 p.m., and Who Hit John? closes the show at 9:30 p.m. Sally Potter, booking manager at the Ten Pound Fiddle, talked about how she orchestrated the music event. I knew that we needed a co-producer, and you want to get someone in the media thats hooked into this music, and WLNZ has a huge amount of Americana and roots and folk music on their programming, Potter said. They just seemed like the natural partner. While the collaboration isnt necessarily new, for many of the bands, this is the first time playing at the Avenue Caf. Nick Vander Vliet, member of Who Hit John?, spoke about the bands type of music and embracing new changes in lineups and venues. The group began as a traditional bluegrass lineup. We tend to either play more old timebluegrass music or New Orleans type jazz blues, Vliet said. People ask all the time what kind of music we play and were always struggling to sum it up. What Vliet is sure about, however, is how excited he is for the upcoming event. (Its our) first time playing at the Avenue and were really pumped to be a part of this, Vliet said. Its really awesome to be affiliated with so many great artists that have

Oct. 28 - Nov. 10, 2013

Photo by Suzanna Powers

Party at the Avenue will feature four bands for one night of entertainment at the Avenue Cafe Saturday, Nov. 1.

played before us playing with us! While Lansing-based band The Springtails is no stranger to the streets of Michigan, this is also their first time playing at the Avenue Caf. Often

performing as a duo, The Springtails play 30s and 40s vocal standards. I guess it sounds kind of old-timey a bit, said Julianna Wilson, singer and ukulele player, of the

groups music style. WLNZ Radio employee Mike Steibel said he is ready to dance the night away. I am really looking forward to the energy that the show will bring, Steibel said.

Lets party! Party at the Avenue wristbands can be pre-purchased for $10 online or at the door the night of the show. For more information, visit lcc.edu/radio or www.tenpoundfiddle.org

File photo by Suzanna Powers

Book bash brings bargains

Chancelor Miller Freelance Writer Halloween season is here and the LCC Library is delivering a huge treat. From Saturday, Nov. 2 to Saturday, Nov. 9, LCC will host the annual Big Book Bash, though big may be an understatement. There will be thousands of items for sale during regular library hours. Potential customers will find a vast range of gently used leisure and academic books, DVDs, CDs and video games all for a dollar. Numerous times, Ive had someone tell me they found a very expensive textbook for a buck, said LCC Library Communications Manager Victoria Meadows. All funds raised are placed in the library program fund, which supports

LCC students Talhah Haynie (left) and Kathryn Jones shop for books during the 12th annual Big Book Bash Nov. 3, 2012.

student learning through enhanced library services and innovation. Although the money is used to help support students, they arent the only ones who can bask in the massive one dollar sale. LCC students, employees, program fund donors and the general public can all stop on by and browse. Its the perfect way to get the book youve always wanted to read, but didnt want to spend the money, said LCC student Cecilia Major. Whether you are a student trying to find that one expensive textbook or just someone who wants to experience all the treasures this event has to offer, there is sure to be something there that will catch your eye. Be sure to stop by the library to support our students and your wallets at the Big Book Bash.