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Mercer Artist: Clay Young, musician

Mercer Artist: Clay Young, musician

Matthew Causey, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist

“Even from a young age, I've always loved music and always wanted to be involved in music,” Clay Young said. “It's just something I've loved waking up to every day to be able to perform . . . and also to be able to teach at the same time.”

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A bittersweet farewell to the seniors of Mercer Singers

A bittersweet farewell to the seniors of Mercer Singers

Will Darragh, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

“It’s the last concert for students. For some in Mercer Singers who are music majors, it’s the ending of a major chapter of their career,” Roberts said. “For those who are not necessarily music majors, but have been very committed to the group, it’s the ending of a very significant time in their lives." The Mercer Singers will lose Mary Lathem, Andrew Hearn and Hannah Loeffler because they will be graduating in May. Their last performance with the Mercer Singers will be on April 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Fickling Hall.

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Faculty percussion recital to offer interesting combinations of sounds

Faculty percussion recital to offer interesting combinations of sounds

Matthew Causey, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

"I always say the more people that are out there, that are listening, the better the concert is because I feed off that energy, and then I feed it back to them,” said Marcus Reddick, the Director of Percussion Studies. “And then they feed it to me . . . it's totally symbiotic."

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Student composer’s pieces to be featured at Jazz Combo concert

Student composer’s pieces to be featured at Jazz Combo concert

Matthew Causey, Staff Writer
April 15, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

“Moments of existential bewilderment are not unknown to occur while listening to talented students improvising,” Monty Cole said. “Jazz music frequencies are part of a celestial transmission which connect and guide all life forms to their ultimate source and destiny.” Mercer University’s Townsend School of Music will host a Jazz Combo concert on Tuesday, April 18. The concert will be held in Fickling Hall at 7:30 p.m.

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Drake adds “More to our Life” with his new playlist

Drake adds “More to our Life” with his new playlist

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer
April 8, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

Drake continues to impress, continuously crossing over into new genres.

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‘Beauty and the Beast’ brings magic back to the movies

‘Beauty and the Beast’ brings magic back to the movies

Laurel Huster, Staff Writer
April 2, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The long-awaited live action version of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” came out this March, and the film is as magical as expected.

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Mercer Theatre presents production of “August: Osage County”

Mercer Theatre presents production of “August: Osage County”

Emily Harvey, Staff Writer
April 2, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

“It is a dark comedy that reaches into the soul of anyone who has experienced a family-wide dilemma,” Scot Mann said.

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Get up and dance at the Mercer Percussion Ensemble concert

Get up and dance at the Mercer Percussion Ensemble concert

Matthew Causey, Contributing Writer
April 2, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Marcus Reddick, the Director of Percussion Studies at Mercer University, will be hosting a performance by the Mercer Percussion Ensemble on April 8 in Fickling Hall. “I like people to . . . have fun listening to music, and I like for my students to go up there and have fun playing the music,” Reddick said. “I have a very simple motto: If you're not having fun, don't get on the stage.”

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Mercer’s Wind Ensemble to present “Musical Flowers of Spring” concert

Mercer’s Wind Ensemble to present “Musical Flowers of Spring” concert

Mary Lathem, Arts and Entertainment Editor
April 2, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews, Showcase

The cherry blossoms aren’t the only blooms heralding spring in Macon this year. On April 4, Mercer’s Wind Ensemble will team up with the Northside High School Symphonic Band to perform “Musical Flowers of Spring,” its annual spring concert.

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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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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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