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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 11, 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 11, 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...

When a city loves a man: The Waldens remember Percy Sledge

When a city loves a man: The Waldens remember Percy Sledge

Nicholas Wooten

April 29, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, News, Uncategorized

  The king of slow soul went silent. The world—and the city that finally learned to love him—gave him one last ovation as the curtains closed. Percy Sledge, best known for his 1966 ballad and chart-topper “When A Man Loves A Woman”, died April 14 at his Baton Rouge, Louisiana ...

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