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(Almost) LIVE MUSIC: The Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle | WKAR

Ariel Vida

In its earliest days, The Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle was just one guy. Dylan Rogers was performing as a one-man band on street corners about four years ago, and since then, his group of musicians has grown to a total of 11, and that isn’t including a few other people who work with the group on costumes and even puppets. They’ve recently put out a new album called “Dream Machine”, and they’re becoming a big part of the revival of REO Town in Lansing.The group is so big that we couldn’t accommodate everyone here in Studio S to play live for us like we do on many Fridays, but the band did recently shoehorn into this space to record a few of their songs with our engineer, Aaron Young. That’s the music we’ve been playing on the show today.

Current State talks with Dylan Rogers, Lindsay Gluf and Dan Hartley of the Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle.

Scott Pohl is a general assignment news reporter and produces news features and interviews. He is also an alternate local host on NPR's "Morning Edition."
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