DOWNTOWN: Lori Long (LinkedIn), a longtime educator, has started her new job as executive director of the Downtown Lakeland Partnership, replacing Ellen Simms, who resigned.

ENTERTAINMENT: Executives with the venue formerly known as The Lakeland Center explain why they favor nostalgia acts over contemporary music: They can sell more tickets in this market.

Source: The Ledger

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