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Mercer Singers to host concert for Family Weekend

Mercer Singers to host concert for Family Weekend

Jayla Moody, Staff Writer
September 15, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Family, friends and alumni are coming to town on Sept. 17 for Family Weekend, and the music department is prepared to put on a show for them. The Mercer Singers are hosting a free Family Weekend concert at 2 p.m. in Fickling Hall. “It’s right before the football game, so people can tailgate and come over and ...

Mercer Artist: Mickey Brooks

Mercer Artist: Mickey Brooks

Elizabeth Tammi, Contributing Writer
September 14, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Two years ago, Mercer Singers performed at a local high school. In the audience, Mickey Brooks watched and listened, and she was immediately hooked. As a current freshman at Mercer’s Townsend School of Music, Brooks now has a spot among the Mercer Singers vocal ensemble, where she rehearses fo...

Upcoming McDuffie Student Concert to highlight students’ current repertoire

Upcoming McDuffie Student Concert to highlight students’ current repertoire

Ashley Antoine, Contributing Writer
September 14, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

If you would like to hear the beautiful sounds of string instruments on a Monday night, the upcoming McDuffie Student Concert is for you. The concert will feature students from the Mercer’s Robert McDuffie Center for Strings, who will perform both chamber pieces and solos in the salon of the Bell House...

Mercer Artist: Michael Chong

Mercer Artist: Michael Chong

Hannah Peshek, Contributing Writer
September 6, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist, Showcase

19-year-old Robert McDuffie Center for Strings student Michael Chong is heavily dedicated to his craft. While no one in his family plays a musical instrument, Chong, a sophomore at Mercer’s Townsend School of Music, says music has always been something close to his heart. “Even though I didn’t...

“Fireworks Wednesday” to be screened at the Douglass Theatre

“Fireworks Wednesday” to be screened at the Douglass Theatre

Mary Lathem, Arts & Entertainment Editor
September 4, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

As a well-known location for cutting-edge film screenings in Macon, the Douglass Theatre’s next film screening will transport audiences into the center of Iranian class divide. On Sept. 11, the film “Fireworks Wednesday,” directed by Oscar-winning director Asghar Farhadi, will be screened at th...

Macon celebrates ‘75 Years of Otis Redding’

Macon celebrates ‘75 Years of Otis Redding’

Katie Atkinson, News Editor
September 4, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Macon is hailed as the place “where soul lives.” It’s also the place where soul grew up. Otis Redding was just 5 years old when his family moved from Dawson, Georgia to Macon, according to author Eric Siegfried Holtz. Here, he would hone his musical craft until his death in 1967. Redding lost...

Mercer Faculty Brass Quintet to perform in Faculty Artist Recital

Jenna Eason, Managing Editor
September 4, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

When the rafters rattle during a performance and the music is felt within the souls of the people in the audience, the performance becomes an experience the audience struggles to forget. Dr. Douglas Hill, the director of undergraduate study at the Townsend School of Music, said the Mercer Brass Quintet’s...

Mercer Theatre set to perform “Gidion’s Knot”

Mercer Theatre set to  perform “Gidion’s Knot”

Katie Atkinson, News Editor
September 4, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Mercer Players will start their semester off with a performance of the award-winning play “Gidion’s Knot.” “Gidion’s Knot” tells the story of a parent/teacher conference that twists into “a dramatically charged collision of freedom of expression, the failure of our school system, and...

Unforgettable entertainment abounds at Macon’s many arts venues

Unforgettable entertainment abounds at Macon’s many arts venues

Mary Lathem, Arts & Entertainment Editor
August 29, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, City

You may have chosen to attend Mercer for a wide variety of reasons, but did you know that Macon is a thriving hub for entertainment and the arts? With links to Otis Redding, Little Richard and the Allman Brothers Band, Macon’s artistic heritage has become a source of community pride. Fortunately, M...

Try something new with one of Mercer’s arts-based clubs

Try something new with one of Mercer’s arts-based clubs

Mary Lathem, Arts and Entertainment Editor
August 28, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

Though Mercer’s music, theatre and visual art departments offer degree programs in a variety of art forms, you don’t have to be an arts major to get involved in Mercer’s thriving arts community. If you’re looking for a new pastime or simply want to see what the Mercer extracurricular scene ha...

Mercer Artist: Victoria Yrizarry

Mercer Artist: Victoria Yrizarry

Sarah Pounds, Online Editor
August 22, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist

When she first came to Mercer, Victoria Yrizarry thought she might never feel at home.

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Snapchat in the picture for most popular app among millennials

Snapchat in the picture for most popular app among millennials

Dylan Malamala, Contributing Writer
June 11, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Laughter can be heard from all around the table the Mercer University women’s lacrosse team occupies as it has its pregame meal. But freshman Kelly Hagerty could not help but wish she had her phone so she could Snapchat the funny moment. “Our coaches don’t let us have our phones at the table when ...

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