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Hick-Hop comes to Macon next month

Hick-Hop comes to Macon next month

Sterling Neill

November 15, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Lacs, also known as artist Clay “Uncle Snap” Sharpe and “Rooster” King, lead vocalist and guitarist, will be in town on Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. to have a concert hosted by The Hargray Theatre. The Hargray Capitol Theatre, located on 382 2nd St, is known throughout Macon for offering a place for ...

Mercer Artist: Actress new to stage quickly ascends to the limelight

Mercer Artist: Actress new to stage quickly ascends to the limelight

Chas Pridgen

November 15, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist

The “acting bug” is a powerful thing, and you never know when it’s going to strike. Once it bites you, it’s very difficult to shake. Lauren Dreggors discovered her love for acting less than a year before she booked the role of “Juliet” in Mercer’s production of “Romeo & Juliet.” ...

What is the the Macon Concert Association?

What is the the Macon Concert Association?

Connor Cable

November 15, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Macon has an extensive music history, and one arts association works to ensure that concerts continue to be held in this city. If there is a show, performance or concert in Macon, odds are the Concert Association has been involved at one point or another. Since 1933, the Macon Concert Association ha...

Resident artists plan to bring community together with clay flowers

Resident artists plan to bring community together with clay flowers

Chas Pridgen

November 15, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Art is a universal language. If you look at a painting, regardless of who created it, you can glean a meaning from it. Two resident artists at the East Macon Art Village are using sculpting to bring the citizens of Macon together. Jeni and Forrest Gard are two of the first artists to live in the art villa...

Local Market Aims to Support Small Businesses

Local Market Aims to Support Small Businesses

Sterling Neill

November 15, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

This year, “Small Business Saturday” falls on Nov. 24. In celebration of this day, Brent and Catherine Meyer, owners of 7th Street Salvage, will be holding their own event focused on supporting local businesses. The event will take place at 7th Street Salvage Store from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There wi...

Bohemian Rhapsody: Legends Never Die

Bohemian Rhapsody: Legends Never Die

Cheyenne Hines

November 15, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

My mother, who has always been a music lover, introduced me to Queen at the age of six. I remember being so small and excited when she taught me how to do the “stomp, stomp, clap” of “We Will Rock You,” so as for the recently released “Bohemian Rhapsody” movie, I was quite literally hanging o...

Movie Review: “Halloween” is a return to form for the once great slasher series

Movie Review: “Halloween” is a return to form for the once great slasher series

Connor Cable

November 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Every year, the week of Halloween sees many great horror movies come into theaters, and also many bad ones. There is not a better time to release a spooky movie than on the scariest day of the year, and audiences absolutely love it. That being said, some of the horror movies that come out during thi...

Mercer Artist: Transfer student finds home at Mercer’s school of music

Mercer Artist: Transfer student finds home at Mercer’s school of music

Chas Pridgen

November 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist

Artistry can be found wherever you go, which is exactly what Collin LaHood discovered when he transferred to Mercer University. LaHood, a junior Vocal Performance major at the Townsend School of Music, quickly found himself right in the fray after his arrival. In high school, LaHood performed in several ...

Movie Review: “First Man” is a powerful look into the life of Neil Armstrong and the first steps on the moon

Movie Review: “First Man” is a powerful look into the life of Neil Armstrong and the first steps on the moon

Connor Cable

November 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

There is just something about the mystery of space that always makes for such great movies, and “First Man” is no exception. In this film, viewers are treated with an exploration of the life of the late, great Neil Armstrong, who was the first person to ever walk on the surface of the moon. This m...

Which streaming service is right for you?

Which streaming service is right for you?

Connor Cable

November 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

For college students, streaming is more or less a way of life. The countless hours of Netflix binging, Amazon Priming and Hulu hangouts mean that when we aren't studying, we are most certainly watching something. But which service could be labeled as the best for you? Many people like to say Netflix...

“A Star is Born”: An emotional journey beyond compare

“A Star is Born”: An emotional journey beyond compare

Cheyenne Hines

November 4, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

I’ve never been more excited about a movie until I heard that Lady Gaga was starring in one where she actually gets to use her voice. I packed my snacks and my drinks, and I hit the theater unprepared for what was to come. “A Star is Born” stars Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, two singer-songwri...

Review: Mercer Opera makes “Guys and Dolls” shine

Review: Mercer Opera makes “Guys and Dolls” shine

Julianna Tollett

November 4, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Mercer University’s opera program reproduced the famous Broadway musical “Guys and Dolls” this past weekend. The production ran from Oct. 25 through Oct. 28. The opera program usually puts on one show per semester, and has been working on “Guys and Dolls” since the beginning of the this s...

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