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Tears of joy from D.R.A.M.’s “Big Baby D.R.A.M.”

Tears of joy from D.R.A.M.’s “Big Baby D.R.A.M.”

Jabril Edmondson, Contributing Writer
November 23, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The artist behind “Broccoli” and “Cha Cha” has come out with more than two songs. On Oct. 21, Atlantic Records artist Shelley Marshaun Massenburg-Smith, a.k.a. D.R.A.M., released his first studio album entitled “Big Baby D.R.A.M.” His single “Broccoli” has already gone double...

Mercer Artist: Anisha Massey

Mercer Artist: Anisha Massey

Ireal James, Staff Writer
November 19, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist, Showcase

Though senior Anisha Massey entered Mercer University as a Graphic Design major, this changed some time after. Now a Spanish major, Massey still continues design. “I tend to be introverted, [and] I've always really liked to be creative,” said Massey. “At this point, I've seen that it is de...

Little Mix’s “Get Weird” serves up an emotionally charged experience

Little Mix’s “Get Weird” serves up an emotionally charged experience

Ashley Antoine, Staff Writer
November 15, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

Little Mix, made up of members Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jesy Nelson, was put together in the eighth season of the UK’s “The X Factor,” and the group went on to win the competition. The group now has three albums, “Salute,” “DNA” and “Get Weird,” and is ...

“Mayhem” to ensue at upcoming faculty artist recital

“Mayhem” to ensue at upcoming faculty artist recital

Ireal James, Staff Writer
November 13, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Mercer’s Townsend School of Music will host a faculty artist recital featuring soprano Dr. Martha Malone in Fickling Hall Nov. 19. Malone has entitled the performance “Melodies of Mayhem.” Malone, who has been a part of the Mercer staff for over 20 years, will be performing in a cabaret style....

Mercer Singers and University Choir to perform John Rutter’s “Requiem”

Mercer Singers and University Choir to perform John Rutter’s “Requiem”

Ashley Antoine, Contributing Writer
November 9, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews, Showcase

The Macon community is invited to enjoy an afternoon of beautiful music. The Mercer Singers and University will join with the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings for a performance of John Rutter’s “Requiem” at the Mulberry United Methodist Church on Nov. 13 at 4:00 p.m. The concert will featur...

“She Kills Monsters” comes to Mercer

“She Kills Monsters” comes to Mercer

Nicholas Wooten, Editor in Chief
November 8, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

The Mercer Players will present playwright Qui Nguyen’s “She Kills Monsters” at Tattnall Square Center for the Arts Nov. 10-13 and Nov. 17-20. Nguyen’s comedy chronicles the adventures of heroine Agnes Evans, a straight-laced high school teacher from a small town in Ohio, as she looks to soothe ...

Humor and heart combine in Rick Riordan’s latest mythological adventure

Humor and heart combine in Rick Riordan’s latest mythological adventure

Elizabeth Tammi, Staff Writer
November 7, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

In Rick Riordan’s Norse-inspired trilogy “Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard,” a homeless Boston teenager saves his city — before promptly dying. But Magnus’s death is only the beginning of his crazy existence as he enters Valhalla, an afterlife designed for selfless warriors. Even if his lif...

American Horror Story’s latest season shrouded in mystery

American Horror Story’s latest season shrouded in mystery

Katie Atkinson, News Editor
November 4, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

“American Horror Story” has arisen from the grave that its former seasons had seemingly buried it in. While predecessors “Freak Show” and “Hotel” ultimately flopped, season 6 so far is a success — even though I’m still not sure about what’s really going on. “American Horror Stor...

Townsend School of Music to host annual homecoming Kaleidoscope Concert

Townsend School of Music to host annual homecoming Kaleidoscope Concert

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer
November 2, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The Townsend School of Music will host its annual Kaleidoscope Concert on homecoming day, Nov. 5, in Fickling Hall. Various departments of the music school such as the organ, opera, and jazz departments will all be performing acts in different sections of the auditorium beginning at 11 a.m. David...

Mercer Wind Ensemble revs up for concerts in November

Mercer Wind Ensemble revs up for concerts in November

Elliot James, Staff Writer
November 1, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The Mercer University Wind Ensemble is preparing for back-to-back concerts with middle Georgia high schools in early November. The concerts, titled “Macon Music Across Middle Georgia,” will feature high school-level instrumentalists from Fayetteville and Warner Robins. Mercer instrumentalists will ...

“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” introduces new threats in its fourth season

“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” introduces new threats in its fourth season

Langston Hughes, Contributing Writer
October 16, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

ABC has brought back Marvel’s hit television series “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” for its fourth season. The agents are back for another round, facing new dangers and encountering new threats. However, it might be more than what they bargained for. In the previous season, the agents were able to take down an anc...

Deceptively likable criminals steal hearts in ‘Crooked Kingdom’

Deceptively likable criminals steal hearts in ‘Crooked Kingdom’

Elizabeth Tammi, Contributing Writer
October 16, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

The streets of Ketterdam are plagued by crime and debauchery, and no one knows how to control them better than Kaz Brekker. After Kaz gathers a group of six delinquents off the street, they manage to pull off a harrowing heist, but when the gang is double-crossed at the last instant, they’re for...

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