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“I Decided” Big Sean is a formidable rap talent

“I Decided” Big Sean is a formidable rap talent

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer
February 22, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Sean Michael Leonard Anderson, aka Big Sean, is well known for his solo singles as well as extremely popular duets with artists such as Ariana Grande and Jhene Aiko. He released his fourth studio album on Feb. 3, “I Decided.,” looking to re-establish his rugged solo style. As a general music e...

This year’s ‘Emerging Artists’ display debuts at the Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences

This year’s ‘Emerging Artists’ display debuts at the Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences

Marianna Bacallao, Staff Writer
February 22, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences unveiled its newest art exhibition Feb. 3, a collection of works aptly called “Emerging Artists.” It is the museum’s fifth showcase of its kind. This new installment houses over 40 art pieces from seven artists across the southeastern United States. From ...

“The Lego Batman Movie” lightens up the Dark Knight

“The Lego Batman Movie” lightens up the Dark Knight

Emily Harvey, Staff Writer
February 22, 2017
Filed under Reviews

From its opening shot until the last credit rolls, “The Lego Batman Movie” is energetic, witty and just plain fun. As the successor to the 2014 hit, “The Lego Movie”, this film had high expectations. With a star-studded cast, major studio funding and state-of-the-art animation, this mov...

Macon Pops prepares to honor the memory of Ray Charles

Macon Pops prepares to honor the memory of Ray Charles

Ashley Antoine, Contributing Writer
February 22, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

For the Macon Pops’ annual fundraiser, the community orchestra is bringing back iconic Georgia music to Macon with a concert entitled “Macon Pops: The Music of Ray Charles.”

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Mercer Composition Studio to present second annual Student Composers Recital

Mercer Composition Studio to present second annual Student Composers Recital

Elliot James, Staff Writer
February 20, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

“I fell in love with the beauty of a choir at a young age and I wanted to write a beautiful piece that expresses that love in every possible way,” Holmes said.

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Mercer musicians prepare for historic Carnegie Hall performance

Mercer musicians prepare for historic Carnegie Hall performance

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer
February 18, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Music, Showcase

“We are very excited that our students are going to have the opportunity to perform in one of the greatest concert venues in the world,” said David Keith, Dean of the Townsend School of Music.

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Middle Georgia Art Association prepares for upcoming Winter Arts Festival

Middle Georgia Art Association prepares for upcoming Winter Arts Festival

Will Darragh, Staff Writer
February 10, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

The Middle Georgia Art Association, a non-profit organization located on Vineville Avenue, will be hosting their largest gallery of the year with their Winter Arts Festival. The grand opening for the exhibit will be held Friday, Feb. 17 from 6-8 p.m. The exhibit will stay open until March 10, and the deadline for ...

First ever Koncert for Kids brings Mercer music to downtown Macon

First ever Koncert for Kids brings Mercer music to downtown Macon

Will Darragh, Staff Writer
February 9, 2017
Filed under City, Music, News

At the Koncert for Kids event, four Mercer artists performed, and audience members were asked to donate to charity by putting pocket money into the bucket of their favorite artist.

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J. Cole impresses with the same “Ville Mentality”

J. Cole impresses with the same “Ville Mentality”

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer
February 9, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews, Showcase

Cole has been described as one of the most captivating artists in the industry due to his impressive lyricism and passionate topics.

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The Mercer Players to present “11×10”

The Mercer Players to present “11×10”

Mary Lathem, Arts and Entertainment Editor
February 9, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

“In a 10-minute play, you’ve got a minute to set it up and then the train leaves the station,” Mann said.

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Mercer Artist: Lucas Newell

Mercer Artist: Lucas Newell

Sarah Pounds, Online Editor
February 7, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist, Showcase

There’s Another Dead Artist in Japan these days. His name is Lucas Newell. He’s actually very much alive. Newell is a sophomore at Mercer University studying International Business and Fine Arts. As of December, Newell’s art is the only possession of his that remains at Mercer. He’...

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