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“Logan” steps away from the typical superhero movie formula

“Logan” steps away from the typical superhero movie formula

Matthew Causey, Contributing Writer
March 21
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Instead of providing an exciting thrill ride full of one-liners and explosions, this film steps back a bit and focuses on the characters and their personal struggles.

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Mercer Artist: Chase Moore, actor

Mercer Artist: Chase Moore, actor

Marianna Bacallao, Staff Writer
March 21
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist

“Deep down, [acting] was something I always wanted to do, but I always viewed it as something unattainable, just a fun little dream that I never really considered as something I could do and be good at.” Moore said.

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Mercer University Opera to perform scenes from Macon opera ‘Hugh Smalling’

Mercer University Opera to perform scenes from Macon opera ‘Hugh Smalling’

Yiren Zhang, Staff Writer
March 21
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

"The fact that the story is drawn from local history adds an immediacy and relevance to the experience of our student cast. It’s been a wonderful opportunity for all of us to participate in the creation of a new work written specifically for our singers,” Malone said.

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Mercer University Orchestra to collaborate in concert with Performance Today

Mercer University Orchestra to collaborate in concert with Performance Today

Rebecca Braun, Contributing Writer
March 21
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Mercer students and members of the Macon community alike are welcome to join this celebration of classical music and become part of the 1.5 million listeners of Performance Today for an evening.

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Syd Tha Kid “Fin”-ally debuts as a solo talent

Syd Tha Kid “Fin”-ally debuts as a solo talent

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer
March 21
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

In just 37 short minutes, Sydney Bennet, a.k.a. “Syd Tha Kyd,” managed to combine a neo-soul style with a new-aged jazz feel in her debut album “Fin.”

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City and Colour plays a chill show at Cox Capitol

City and Colour plays a chill show at Cox Capitol

Marianna Bacallao, Staff Writer
March 21
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

City and Colour rounded out the night with a setlist from the band’s most recent album, “If I Should Go Before You,” which got frontman Dallas Green an Artist of the Year nomination.

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Brahms Clarinet Quintet next up in the Fabian Concert Series

Brahms Clarinet Quintet next up in the Fabian Concert Series

Rylee Kirk, Staff Writer
March 16
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

This Fabian concert "promises to be a lovely evening," according to Amy Schwartz Moretti.

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Macon’s Grand Opera House to show Broadway musical “Once”

Macon’s Grand Opera House to show Broadway musical “Once”

Emily Harvey, Contributing Writer
March 13
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

“Anyone who saw the movie version, which preceded its being adapted for the stage, could not fail to be charmed by its story and incredibly beautiful music,” Slaton said.

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Mercer Artists: Justis Ward and Matthew Harris, musicians

Mercer Artists: Justis Ward and Matthew Harris, musicians

Jayla Moody, Opinions and Lifestyle Editor
March 13
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist

Seniors Justis Ward and Matthew Harris both grew up in the church with musician parents. “I can’t give a starting point where music became big in my life,” Ward said. “My mom’s a musician so I grew up listening to her.” Ward’s mother sings contemporary Christian and gospel music, and he grew up atten...

Waka Flocka Flame and DJ Mustard to be co-headliners at Bearstock After Dark

Waka Flocka Flame and DJ Mustard to be co-headliners at Bearstock After Dark

Sarah Pounds, Online Editor
March 3
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Galleries, Previews, Showcase

Bearstock 2017 is going to look radically different from any Bearstock that’s been before. With headliners like DJ Mustard and Waka Flocka Flame, the Quadworks sponsored event will have a new sound in addition to its new performance structure. BEARSTOCK: AFTER DARK Waka Flocka Flame and DJ Mustard Waka Fl...

“I Decided” Big Sean is a formidable rap talent

“I Decided” Big Sean is a formidable rap talent

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer
February 22
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Sean Michael Leonard Anderson, aka Big Sean, is well known for his solo singles as well as extremely popular duets with artists such as Ariana Grande and Jhene Aiko. He released his fourth studio album on Feb. 3, “I Decided.,” looking to re-establish his rugged solo style. As a general music e...

This year’s ‘Emerging Artists’ display debuts at the Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences

This year’s ‘Emerging Artists’ display debuts at the Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences

Marianna Bacallao, Staff Writer
February 22
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences unveiled its newest art exhibition Feb. 3, a collection of works aptly called “Emerging Artists.” It is the museum’s fifth showcase of its kind. This new installment houses over 40 art pieces from seven artists across the southeastern United States. From ...

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