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Posted on Fri, Mar 9, 2012 : 10:38 a.m.

Can live music pay the rent?

By Staff

In the wake of the recent ownership change—and accompanying reduction in live music—at the downtown clubs Live and The Last Word, this week's Concentrate takes a closer look at the challenges facing bars that feature music.

Local writer Rich Retyi, a contributor to, interviews people running establishments in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti to get at the question, "Can live music pay the rent?" (Some of the regular events at Live have found new homes, while the popular Friday live-band happy hours have returned to the space.)

Read the Concentrate article here.