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Football concert series: Mercer’s bold new plan to increase football game attendance

Ethan Payne performs at the concert series.

Conner Hendricks, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2019

Partnering with the Ford Motor Company, Mercer Athletics announced that the university would hold a concert on Black Field before every home game. The series will feature well-known local talents.

Review: “Norman F***ing Rockwell!” goes deeper than most of Lana Del Rey’s previous music

Review: “Norman F***ing Rockwell!” goes deeper than most of Lana Del Rey’s previous music

Jules Tollett, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

September 27, 2019

As is the case with most of Del Rey’s music, this album has nostalgic and soothing vibes. From the title song “Norman f***ing Rockwell,” to “Happiness is a Butterfly,” Del Rey crafts a lovely, dreamy beat with lyrics that sound equal parts romantic and sad.

Mercer Artist: A look through an art major’s sketchbook

Faith Reagin poses outside of the Fine Arts building.

Ivy Clarke, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2019

“Who am I?” Reagin said. “I am my own art.”

Review: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance contains a slow beginning but solid ending

Review: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance contains a slow beginning but solid ending

Mandi DeLong, Contributing Writer

September 26, 2019

One of the most unique things about the series is the use of puppets instead of actors or CGI. It is a very uncommon medium to use for an entire show that isn’t directed towards children.

What you missed at Music Midtown

The crowd during Lizzo’s performance at Music Midtown.

Nadia Pressley, Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 26, 2019

This year, the festival showcased artists from all the likes — Lizzo, Panic! At the Disco, you name it, they were probably there. Here’s a recap of the good, the bad and the weird at this year’s festival.

Artists you should be listening to

Artists you should be listening to

Chance Allen, Contributing Writer

September 25, 2019

From Lil Nas X to Raveena, each artist has their own unique style and cater to fans from all walks of life. Whether your musical taste varies from alternative and country, to R&B and soul, here is a list of artists you should be listening to.

Preview: Macon Wine and Arts Festival to feature boozy bake sale, celebrity chefs, cocktails and more

Graphic provided by the Macon Arts Alliance

Jules Tollett, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

September 25, 2019

The Festival was created by the Macon Arts Alliance in order to bring more attention to the art community in Macon and to draw people together.

Review: With “Lover,” Taylor Swift has finally grown up 

Review: With

Jules Tollett, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

September 12, 2019

Swift isn’t just writing pointed songs about her exes anymore but attempting to tackle more grown up topics like self-love, her mother’s illness and actually falling (and staying) in love. 

Growing “podcast culture” on Mercer’s campus

Grapic courtesy of Jaydon Taylor

Chance Allen, Contributing Writer

September 11, 2019

Podcasts are becoming very popular in the entertainment industry, and they have definitely made their way onto Mercer's campus.

The 1975’s new political songs mark new era 

The 1975’s new political songs mark new era 

Christian Watson, Contributing Writer

September 10, 2019

It’s easy to sing about teenage heartache normally, but we’re in fundamentally abnormal times; The 1975 gets this. And as a result, their message is resonating.

American Idol holds auditions in downtown Macon

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Kylie Brown, Contributing Writer

September 10, 2019

Cochran, Georgia, native Ashlynd Jolley was one of thousands who lined Cherry Street as early as 3 a.m. to sing their hearts out.

Mercer Artist: Visual artist Avery Lario is finding balance between science and art 

Avery Lario poses in front of the Fine Arts building.

Jules Tollett, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

September 10, 2019

While some people think that there is really no way for a person to be involved in both art and science, Lario has found that her science classes have helped her art. 

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