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

Steve Jewell, Jr. show opener OTIS calls out to the crowd between songs. The event was moved from the Big House Museum to the Cox Capitol Theatre over weather concerns.

Elliot James, Contributing Writer

September 11, 2015

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

Katie Atkinson, Contributing Writer

September 2, 2015

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’s unique talents as a violinist and singer shined during a recent concert.

Jackson Dillard, Contributing Editor

August 27, 2015

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

  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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