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Artists you should be listening to

Artists you should be listening to

Chance Allen, Contributing Writer

September 25, 2019

From Lil Nas X to Raveena, each artist has their own unique style and cater to fans from all walks of life. Whether your musical taste varies from alternative and country, to R&B and soul, here is a list of artists you should be listening to.

The 1975’s new political songs mark new era 

The 1975’s new political songs mark new era 

Christian Watson, Contributing Writer

September 10, 2019

It’s easy to sing about teenage heartache normally, but we’re in fundamentally abnormal times; The 1975 gets this. And as a result, their message is resonating.

American Idol holds auditions in downtown Macon

Image licensed for use from Wikipedia Commons

Kylie Brown, Contributing Writer

September 10, 2019

Cochran, Georgia, native Ashlynd Jolley was one of thousands who lined Cherry Street as early as 3 a.m. to sing their hearts out.

What is the Jazz Association of Macon?

Performers at the jazz festival. Photos provided by  the Jazz Association of Macon.

Connor Cable

October 19, 2018

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

Jacob Serrett is a Music Education major at Mercer University. Photo by Chas Pridgen.

Chas Pridgen

September 11, 2018

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

The Townsend School of Music on the Macon campus is housed in the McCorkle Music Hall. Photo by Addison Robinson

Elizabeth Tammi, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 4, 2018

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

Bearitones perform at the 2018 Cultural Expo. Photo by Thais Ackerman.

Elizabeth Tammi and Julianna Tollett

August 26, 2018

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

The Big House Museum in Macon, GA. Photo from Wikipedia Commons.

Elizabeth Tammi, Arts and Entertainment Editor

August 20, 2018

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

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

Caption: Zhihao Wu plays an emotional and expressive version of

Elliot James, Staff Writer

April 11, 2018

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 rehearsing original music arrangements three days-a-week in between recording sessions preparing for their upcoming album.

Elliot James, Staff Writer

April 11, 2018

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

The rap group, Earth Gang, hails from Atlanta and encompasses the individuality and pure talent expected from Atliens.

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

April 8, 2018

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...

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