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Metropolitan Opera Live’s “Don Giovanni” to be broadcast at the Douglass Theater

Metropolitan Opera Live’s “Don Giovanni” to be broadcast at the Douglass Theater

Elliot James, Staff Writer
October 13
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, City

A broadcast of the world-renowned opera “Don Giovanni” will come to the Douglass Theatre live and in high definition on Saturday, Oct. 22. The Italian opera was composed by Mozart, with libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte. In conjunction with the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD series, “Don Giovanni” will...

Upcoming Mercer Orchestra concert to feature a “classic and a zinger”

Upcoming Mercer Orchestra concert to feature a “classic and a zinger”

Elliot James, Staff Writer
October 13
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Students and faculty from Mercer’s Robert McDuffie Center for Strings and the Townsend School of Music have been preparing for a full-length Mercer Orchestra concert over the course of the Fall semester. The concert will take place on Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the McCorkle Music Building in Fickling Hall...

Stop motion meets sentimentality in “Kubo and the Two Strings”

Stop motion meets sentimentality in “Kubo and the Two Strings”

Marianna Bacallao, Staff Writer
October 9
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Set in ancient Japan, the film “Kubo and the Two Strings” follows the story of a young boy who sets out on a journey to learn the truth about his missing father, his amnesiac mother and the grandfather he’s been running from his whole life. With a stunning soundtrack by Academy Award-winning composer Dar...

Donald Glover’s “Atlanta” is peachy

Donald Glover’s “Atlanta” is peachy

Vanessa Alva, Staff Writer
October 9
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

Donald Glover, thank you for showing my home, Atlanta, to the world. Donald Glover, also known as Childish Gambino, is the creator of the comedy “Atlanta,” which follows two cousins who are trying to make a name for themselves in the rap music industry. Glover also plays the main character in the...

Mercer’s art department makes changes to better fit students’ needs

Mercer’s art department makes changes to better fit students’ needs

Mary Lathem, Arts & Entertainment Editor
October 9
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

When Mercer’s visual art students returned to school this fall, they were greeted by some firsts and a few much-needed renovations: improved work areas, a new degree program and, for the first time, nude models for the department’s life drawing course. Hardman Hall, the home of Mercer’s Art dep...

‘The Ruling’: Can Cinderella go to the ball twice?

‘The Ruling’: Can Cinderella go to the ball twice?

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
October 8
Filed under Columns, Football, Showcase, Sports

  One of the lasting pieces of advice my coach has told me was simply this: Anybody can do it once, but those who can back it up and do it consistently are the ones who prove to be elite Division-I athletes. And that’s true for any college sport, or really, anything in life. When we set...

Mercer Artist: Stephanie Martin, painter and musician

Mercer Artist: Stephanie Martin, painter and musician

Jayla Moody, Staff Writer
October 5
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist

Stephanie Martin has never actually kept one of her paintings. Martin, a freshman, started painting on canvas during her senior year of high school after scrolling through Pinterest. She was looking for dorm decoration ideas with a group of girls who were also coming to Mercer. Martin and her friend...

The riveting quest continues in “Empire of Storms”

The riveting quest continues in “Empire of Storms”

Elizabeth Tammi, Contributing Writer
October 3
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

New and old forces unite in the fifth and penultimate installment of Sarah Maas’ epic fantasy book series “Throne of Glass.” Released on Sept. 6, “Empire of Storms” continues the story of a lost queen’s quest to reclaim her birthright. Aelin Galathynius has spent the past decade hiding...

“Fame” to feature Mercer music students, contest winners

“Fame” to feature Mercer music students, contest winners

Rylee Kirk and Kyle Mullins, Contributing Writers
October 2
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, City

The touring cast of the beloved Broadway musical “Fame” will visit Macon’s Grand Opera House as part of its annual Broadway Series. Showings will be October 2-3 at 7:30 p.m. “Fame” follows the adventure of young hopefuls in dance, music and theater. Conceived from both the Academy Award-win...

Mac Miller’s ‘Divine Feminine’ dazzles

Mac Miller’s ‘Divine Feminine’ dazzles

Katie Atkinson, News Editor
October 2
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

Mac Miller’s “The Divine Feminine,” a brave new venture taking rap into the world of romanticism, is perhaps one of his most provocative works yet. While he’s no less sexed-up, Miller has shaken the strung-out character that pervades his previous albums. In “The Divine Feminine,” he’s more...

Byron Grant to lead musical theater masterclasses

Byron Grant to lead musical theater masterclasses

Elliot James
September 29
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Distinguished musical theater performer and educator Byron Grant will visit the Townsend School of Music at Mercer University to teach a three-part masterclass. As a returning guest to Townsend, he will guide students through techniques on how to sing the story and “sell the song.” The first class took...

“Southside with You” reveals a different side to the Obamas

“Southside with You” reveals a different side to the Obamas

Vanessa Alva, Contributing Writer
September 20
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

“Southside with You” showcased why the Obamas are the real “relationship goals.” Writer and director Richard Tanne follows the first date between Michelle Robinson, played by Tika Sumpter, and Barack Obama, played by Parker Sawyers. The movie’s music and pop culture really takes the viewers ...

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