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Mercer Wind Ensemble to perform ‘April Showers Bring Musical Flowers’

Mercer Wind Ensemble to perform ‘April Showers Bring Musical Flowers’

Elliot James, Staff Writer

March 30, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The Mercer Wind Ensemble is teaming up with Westside and Central High schools for a special concert Tuesday, April 12. The concert will be held at Central High School’s auditorium. It will begin at 7:30 p.m., and admission is free and open to the public. The concert has been titled “April ...

Bear Day Brass concert to change location to Fickling Hall

Bear Day Brass concert to change location to Fickling Hall

Elliot James, Staff Writer

March 30, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The Mercer Brass Choir concert that is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 8 — titled Bear Day Brass — has been moved from the McCorkle Music Building patio to Fickling Hall inside the music building. This event is free and open to the public. “It will be bombastic,” said Douglas Hill, Mercer professor ...

Mercer Artist: Denzel Washington, composer

Ireal James, Contributing Writer

January 28, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist, Music

Born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in the small community of Waycross, Georgia, Denzel Washington always had big musical aspirations. But it was not always clear what career he wanted to pursue in the field. Now a junior at Mercer majoring in music with a minor in Christianity, Washington’s musical...

Mercer University Opera’s “Oklahoma!” a success at the Grand Opera House

Mercer University Opera’s “Oklahoma!” a success at the Grand Opera House

Elliot James, Staff Writer

January 27, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews, Showcase

Mercer University Opera’s three-day production of the musical “Oklahoma!” opened at the Grand Opera House in Macon, Georgia on Thursday, Jan. 21 and closed Saturday, Jan. 23. The student production was well received by local theatergoers and was a highlight of the weekend. “Oklahoma!” de...

Capricorn office space restoration at crossroads

Capricorn office space restoration at crossroads

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor

December 3, 2015


Filed under Music, News, Uncategorized

Among the vanities housed at Bryan Nichols’ storage building sits stacks of someone else’s treasure. There are ticket stubs from every Allman Brothers Band concert in 1974-1975, photographs of artist Andy Warhol and newspapers that chronicle the rise of the presidential peanut farmer Jimmy Carter. ...

Ghosts and gore come to life in “Crimson Peak”

Ghosts and gore come to life in “Crimson Peak”

Sterling Neill, Staff Writer

November 11, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Music

“The crimson snow, the voices you hear, all you know is ghostly fear” when you are engaged in the thriller “Crimson Peak.” “Crimson Peak,” directed by Guillermo del Toro, is a suspenseful and gruesome film set in the early 20th century. The film begins with the introduction of a little girl, Edith Cu...

Macon-based band Royal Johnson releases debut album “Belly Full”

Macon-based band Royal Johnson releases debut album “Belly Full”

Ireal James, Contributing Writer

November 10, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Showcase

Over the past six months, the Macon-based band Royal Johnson has worked its way up from a group of two Georgia-born artists to a four-member band consisting of members from Washington and Michigan. Citing musical influences from talents such as Macon-native blues and funk guitarist Robert Lee Colem...

Jazz Ensemble to create a “Latin Explosion”

Jazz Ensemble to create a “Latin Explosion”

Sterling Neill, Staff Writer

October 28, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Fickling Hall will soon come alive with the sounds of Latin history. The Mercer University Jazz Ensemble is currently preparing for “Latin Explosion,” a fall concert featuring a variety of styles of Latin music that will be held Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. “One concert could not encompass all Lat...

Macon Symphony Orchestra delivers “Pathos and Passion” in its opening concert

Macon Symphony Orchestra delivers “Pathos and Passion” in its opening concert

Laura Ann Harrell, Contributing Writer

September 10, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Roderick Cox, a Macon native whose musical talent has led him to performance halls all over the world, recently served as the guest conductor for the Macon Symphony Orchestra’s first concert of the season, evocatively titled “Pathos and Passion.” By the time Cox walked in as the show began on ...

Planet of the Abts brings unique style to the Cox Capitol Theatre

Planet of the Abts brings unique style to the Cox Capitol Theatre

Elliot James, Contributing Writer

September 10, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, City, Music

The doors to the Cox Capitol Theatre swung open on Saturday, Aug. 29, welcoming guests to a special Planet of the Abts (POA) concert. Originally planned to take place at Macon’s beloved Big House, rain in the forecast quickly rearranged the concert to take place at the Cox. When asked if the unexp...

“Beauty Behind the Madness” makes the ficklest Weeknd fans proud

“Beauty Behind the Madness” makes the ficklest Weeknd fans proud

Katie Atkinson, Contributing Writer

September 2, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews, Showcase

From behind the shroud of animosity, alternative R&B singer Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd, carefully worked for years to cultivate his distinct sound. Deemed a “no-hit wonder” by the likes of The New York Times, this Canadian crooner rose to popularity without becoming the darling of a famed re...

Kishi Bashi showcases unique musical blend in Cox Capitol Theatre performance

Kishi Bashi showcases unique musical blend in Cox Capitol Theatre performance

Jackson Dillard, Contributing Editor

August 27, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

When Kishi Bashi opened up for Guster at the Cox Capitol Theatre in June, his short opening set was received enthusiastically and the promise of a return left everyone excited for more. With the time and set-up for a full show, Bashi took his opportunity to energize the Macon crowd once again and deli...

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