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What is the Jazz Association of Macon?

What is the Jazz Association of Macon?

Connor Cable

October 19, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The city of Macon has a rich history in music. It is no secret that our city’s history is played to the tunes of legends such as Little Richard Penniman and The Allman Brothers Band. In addition to the famous rock bands and solo artists, Macon is known for its jazz. In fact, jazz music is so impor...

Mercer trombone player dreams of the big screen

Mercer trombone player dreams of the big screen

Chas Pridgen

September 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The arts and entertainment industry is a business with a lot of overlap. Many musicians play several instruments. People who act can often sing and dance as well. Mercer Sophomore Jacob Serrett is no exception to this trend. Serrett began his time at Mercer as a trombone performance major after playing the ...

Graduate programs involving music and performance from Mercer University

Graduate programs involving music and performance from Mercer University

Elizabeth Tammi, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 4, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Though the school year’s only just begun, it’s never too soon to consider what comes next. If you’re interested in pursuing a music or performance-related field at the graduate level, here are some advanced degrees offered by Mercer University.   Church Music, M.M.: Offered by Mercer’s...

How to Get Involved With Mercer’s Arts Organizations

How to Get Involved With Mercer’s Arts Organizations

Elizabeth Tammi and Julianna Tollett

August 26, 2018


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment, Music, Theater

If you’re new to campus, or maybe just interested in getting more involved on campus, Mercer University has several arts-related student organizations you can get involved in. MUSIC University Choir: The Townsend School of Music has several choral ensembles, some of which are audition-based. But ...

Welcome to the Macon arts scene

Welcome to the Macon arts scene

Elizabeth Tammi, Arts and Entertainment Editor

August 20, 2018


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment, Music, Theater

For Mercer’s newcomers, the city of Macon has plenty to discover, especially from an artistic standpoint. Read on to find how you can get in on the scene. MUSIC Macon has a storied history in the world of music, with bragging rights as an influential home to music legends like Otis Redding, Li...

Chloe X Halle Impress with debut album “The Kids Are Alright”

Chloe X Halle Impress with debut album “The Kids Are Alright”

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

I first heard of these two girls when I was roaming Youtube and I stumbled upon the “Drop” video. For the first video I had seen from these girls, I was a bit weirded out, but I could tell there was something special about them. Chloe x Halle is a duo made up of sisters Chloe and Halle Bailey...

Texas mother travels four states to watch son play at Townsend Honors Recital

Texas mother travels four states to watch son play at Townsend Honors Recital

Elliot James, Staff Writer

April 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Diann Hutcheson and her father came in from Texas to watch her son, Brayden, play saxophone in the Townsend School of Music Honor Recital. The pair have been in town since Easter weekend. “If my boy’s playing, I’m coming,” Diann Brayden said. She said that it is her son’s first time being ...

Mercer Bearitones are recording an album

Mercer Bearitones are recording an album

Elliot James, Staff Writer

April 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Showcase

The Mercer Bearitones acapella club on campus is in recording sessions for their first album. The student singing group has been meeting three times a week to record their voices since February. The entirely student-produced album is set to release at the beginning of the Fall 2018 semester. ...

EarthGang validates Atlanta’s “Royalty” with their latest album

EarthGang validates Atlanta’s “Royalty” with their latest album

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

April 8, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews, Showcase

Atlanta is an epicenter of culture. It is literally a hub for exchange, locally and internationally. The culture that has arisen from that is truly something special. Something that has been cultivated in Atlanta is the art of making a great musician.  Music groups like Outkast, TLC and Kris Kro...

“Cosi fan tutte” to bring high drama, heartbreak and laughter to Mercer

“Cosi fan tutte” to bring high drama, heartbreak and laughter to Mercer

Elliot James, Staff Writer

March 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Previews, Theater

Mercer University Opera brings hysterical laughter, love and deceit with their production of W. A. Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte” (Women are Like That). This rollercoaster journey with high drama and a lot of laughs take audiences through the love tale of two recently engaged couples. “Cosi fan ...

Nipsey Hussle runs a ‘Victory Lap’ around rappers in his new album

Nipsey Hussle runs a ‘Victory Lap’ around rappers in his new album

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

March 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

I like to think of myself as someone who listens to a variety of artists. Some are signed and make songs for mainstream listeners, and some are independent and are extremely unique. Sometimes, some really great artists slip through the cracks. Nipsey Hussle is one of those artists. When I was exploring and ...

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