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“Glass”: The journey, not the destination

“Glass”: The journey, not the destination

Cheyenne Hines

January 29, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

M. Night Shyamalan is the king of the long-con, waiting nearly 20 years to complete a trilogy series with Blumhouse Productions’ latest release, “Glass.” “Glass” is the final movie in the trilogy, following “Unbreakable” (2000), and “Split” (2016). The series features characters related...

Ampersand Guild: A Home for Local Artists

Ampersand Guild: A Home for Local Artists

Mahima Sultan

January 29, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Cherry Street is home to the new and improved Ampersand Guild that hosts a poetry and spoken word event every second Friday of the month. When Winsphere Jones, a playwright and two-time published author moved back to his hometown of Macon, he was immediately drawn to Ampersand Guild. “It’s th...

Preview: Pink Poodles at February’s First Friday

Preview: Pink Poodles at February’s First Friday

Connor Cable, Lead Arts and Entertainment Writer

January 28, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Macon's monthly "First Friday" tradition is going to be pinker than ever in February. The Pink Poodle Parade will be the very first event of the year presented by the Think Pink Committee. This group has a number of events that will lead up to the Cherry Blossom Festival, and the first kick-off event h...

Mercer Artist: Talented sophomore lands a lead

Mercer Artist: Talented sophomore lands a lead

Julianna Tollett

January 27, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist

The world of acting can be pretty daunting for some people. But when Tiara Watkins, a sophomore transfer student, came to auditions for Mercer Theatre’s upcoming show, “The Christians,” she ended up landing a lead role. Watkins has been participating in theater since her freshman year of high scho...

Review: New Amazon show “Homecoming” doesn’t quite find its stride

Review: New Amazon show “Homecoming” doesn’t quite find its stride

Chas Pridgen

November 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Warning: This review contains spoilers for the first season of “Homecoming” on Amazon Prime. Based on a podcast of the same name, Amazon’s “Homecoming” revolves around soldiers with symptoms of PTSD coming to a treatment facility to work through their trauma. Or, that’s what they think. T...

Where to find Holiday Parades in Middle Georgia

Where to find Holiday Parades in Middle Georgia

Mahima Sultan

November 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The holiday season is coming up, and the opportunities to get festive this year are endless. The Middle Georgia area has many opportunities to liven your holiday spirits by attending one of their many parade events next month.   Main Street Macon Christmas Parade   This year...

The Nutcracker of Middle Georgia: The Show and How it Came to Be

The Nutcracker of Middle Georgia: The Show and How it Came to Be

Madilyn Harrell

November 29, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

While you may know the “Nutcracker of Middle Georgia” as a show full of mesmerizing dances and beautifully crafted sets, its start from scratch was quite different. The dream of a woman named Jean Evans Weaver, founder and artistic director emeritus, to localize Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet was just the ...

Mercer Artist: Ali Austin, a visual artist with a love for digital art

Mercer Artist: Ali Austin, a visual artist with a love for digital art

Julianna Tollett

November 29, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist

Ali Austin is a second year student at Mercer University. While she is majoring in psychology, her passion is art. Austin specializes in visual art through a variety of mediums. These mediums include traditional pencil and paper drawings, painting with both acrylic and watercolor paints, digital art,...

Winter Movie Preview

Winter Movie Preview

Connor Cable

November 29, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The first semester of the school year is coming to a close, and many of us are excited to finally have a break. Some people like to travel, others like to visit family, but whatever you are doing, going to the movies is a must for this winter season. There are plenty of big name movies coming out in t...

South American Dancing in Macon

South American Dancing in Macon

Sterling Neill

November 29, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

On every Tuesday from 7:30-9 p.m. at Marco Ristorante Italiano in Macon, dancers come together to practice the Argentine Tango. This group dedicated to learning and dancing Argentine Tango is under the instruction of Clint Rauscher. Rauscher has been dancing Argentine Tango for roughly four years...

Townsend School of Music holiday concert preview

Townsend School of Music holiday concert preview

Chas Pridgen

November 29, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

As the semester winds down to a close, the Townsend School of Music will finish 2018 with several exciting events. 1. A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols; Nov. 30 - Dec. 1, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. The 24th anniversary of this Mercer tradition will take place at the St. Joseph Catholic Church on Poplar St...

The Haunting of Hill House: Finding the ordinary in the occult

The Haunting of Hill House: Finding the ordinary in the occult

Marianna Bacallao, Layout Editor

November 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

“The Haunting of Hill House” simultaneously follows the Crain family while they are living in Hill House and 20 years later, after their brush with the undead thrust their family into the public sphere.    “The Haunting of Hill House” is loosely based off of the Shirley Jackson novel of ...

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