The festival included local and national artists specializing in a variety of genres — from jazz to zydeco, an up-tempo kind of music that blends rock-and-roll with blues.mkThe music was accompanied by dancing among audience members, and the 2,400-square-foot dance floor was rarely empty. Festival-goers were encouraged to participate in the waltz hour, zydeco or join instructors teaching various forms of swing dancing.
The MSU Museum is bringing culture outdoors this weekend for the Great Lakes Folk Festival. Taking place Friday, Saturday and Sunday in downtown East Lansing, the event is produced by MSU Museum’s Michigan Traditional Arts Program.
By Sierra Layslay@statenews.comTHE STATE NEWSnnThe Michigan 4-H Children's Garden at MSU
The cyclists raced for the Michigan State Criterium Championship, gathering hundreds of cyclists — from beginners to professionals — to compete for cash, coveted jerseys and medals in the early August heat. ap In a criterium race, cyclists compete in a circuit on a closed course. The course ran a total of just over one mile around the downtown Lansing area, skirting widely around the capitol building.apFrom 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., spectators and racers endured 12 individually categorized races.ap
Dawson, who is slated to retire in March, has served MSU as a faculty member for more than five years. As he nears his retirement date, Dawson decided to make plans for philanthropy when his time at MSU is finished. Dawson will be 64 when he starts his journey.
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