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Mercer’s graduating musicians are moving on to their next stage

Mercer’s graduating musicians are moving on to their next stage

Jayla Moody, Opinions and Lifestyle Editor
May 15, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

“Being around so many people who are passionate about and — to say the least — good at what they do is awesome,” Johnson said. “It's inspiring to get the chance to be around people like this every day.”

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Mercer Artist: Leslie “Gabby” Carter, visual artist

Mercer Artist: Leslie “Gabby” Carter, visual artist

Addison Robinson, Contributing Writer
May 9, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist

“Gabby is amazing. I sent her minimal direction after seeing examples of her work because I love her style and believed in her vision,” said Hugh Hunter, one of Carter’s customers. “She gave me two panels that are very distinct but tied together thematically. The detail of her work is immaculate. The way she blends colors together evokes emotion, and [I’m] unequivocally in love with everything she has painted for me.”

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DAMN! Kendrick Lamar re-emerges stronger than ever

DAMN! Kendrick Lamar re-emerges stronger than ever

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer
May 9, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

After listening to this album, I haven’t been able to take my headphones off. I go to sleep listening to Lamar. My alarm is Lamar. I work out to Lamar. This just goes to show the versatility of this album.

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“13 Reasons Why” starts controversial yet important discussions among students

“13 Reasons Why” starts controversial yet important discussions among students

Meg Oldham, Contributing Writer
May 1, 2017
Filed under Reviews, Showcase

“I know there’s been a lot of arguing over Twitter and social media about whether or not what Hannah did was right,” Kiana Spinola said. “But honestly I think that it’s just good that people are talking about it at all, because it’s really something . . . that shouldn’t be kept hush-hush when it’s so common with teens nowadays.”

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Mercer University Orchestra prepares for last performance of the year

Mercer University Orchestra prepares for last performance of the year

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

The Mercer University Orchestra will have their final performance of the year April 28. The group will be performing Antonio Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” and “Divertimento for Strings” by Curtis Bryant. Amy Moretti, Director of the McDuffie Center for Strings, said in an email, “The Vivald...

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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