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Black Panther: The refreshing superhero movie we needed

Black Panther: The refreshing superhero movie we needed

Thais Ackerman, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018


Filed under Reviews

Whether it be Marvel or DC, superhero movies have typically highlighted cinematic universes centered around white men fighting to protect the West — until now. Marvel’s 2018 breakout movie, “Black Panther,” released in the middle of Black History Month, is the first blockbuster film featu...

Big Bird Bash 2018 is bringing a unique sound to downtown

Big Bird Bash 2018 is bringing a unique sound to downtown

Ian Henshaw, Contributing Writer

February 22, 2018


Filed under Previews

The Hummingbird Stage & Taproom and the Thirsty Turtle will be hosting this year’s annual Big Bird Bash on Feb. 24. The Big Bird Bash is a music festival that will feature bands from all around the south east. Both locations will open their doors at 4 p.m. and bands will begin performing at the...

Skye throws off some “ULTRAVIOLET” rays with her debut album

Skye throws off some “ULTRAVIOLET” rays with her debut album

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

I am always excited to hear about new artists. Not only to hear their music but to foresee a career. It’s one thing to see an artist release their first studio album, and it’s another to see it coming from such an exclusive label, Roc Nation, a label founded by Jay-Z. Reigning from Brooklyn, New York, Justine Sk...

Mercer Artist: Ashlyn Rebel

Mercer Artist: Ashlyn Rebel

Lisa Meskimen, Contributing Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist

As an artist, Ashlyn Rebel has two loves—one that she has always known and one that she discovered last summer. Rebel’s first love is writing, dating back to elementary school. “I don’t think I’ve ever been not coming up with ideas,” she said. Rebel is an assistant editor for The...

Douglass Theatre presents film series for Black History Month

Douglass Theatre presents film series for Black History Month

Melissa Henriques, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Throughout the Macon area, there are several things to do to celebrate Black History Month,  a month that strives to acknowledge African American contributions to society and honor the culture. Macon’s Douglass Theatre is showcasing African American culture and history of the arts by showing a film t...

Postmodern Jukebox is bringing their “energizing and electric” covers to the Grand

Postmodern Jukebox is bringing their “energizing and electric” covers to the Grand

Elizabeth Daniels, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Previews, Showcase

Coming to Macon Monday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m., Postmodern Jukebox will be performing in the Grand Opera House. “Many students’ impression of the Grand is that it’s old and stuffy and not for them,” Director of Arts Marketing Sarah Webster said. “But that’s just not true at all.” The ba...

Movie Review: New ‘Star Wars’ movie isn’t fit for franchise

Movie Review: New ‘Star Wars’ movie isn’t fit for franchise

Connor Cable, Staff Writer

February 3, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

It is never smart to go into a movie with high expectations. Even if you are positive that the movie is sure to be a hit, there is always that possibility that it is a dud. Moreover, if you go in with high expectations, the littlest of things can ruin those lofty ambitions. Sadly, this is the case for...

Mercer Artist: Emily Brewer

Mercer Artist: Emily Brewer

Elliot James, Lead Writer

February 2, 2018


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist, Showcase

Emily Brewer remembers painting in the kitchen with her grandmother at their family home in Ohio. Both her grandparents are painters and owned a hobby store near where they lived. Getting paid in quarters, as Brewer puts it, she worked in the family arts shop rearranging and dusting products. ...

Top Five Black Mirror Episodes

Top Five Black Mirror Episodes

Melissa Henriques, Staff Writer

January 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Although the show originally aired on television seven years ago, “Black Mirror” has recently taken the world by storm since being produced by Netflix. The new episodes have brought the television series into the mainstream. What captivates such a large audience is not just how well the show is e...

Coco Review: Prepare to be moved to tears

Vanessa Alva, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Disney-Pixar has outdone themselves with their latest release Coco. Spoiler alert: you will cry. “Coco” is centered around a young boy named Miguel who lives in Mexico and wants nothing more than to be a musician. However, his family completely forbids him from enjoying music after their dark...

Movie Review: ‘Jumanji’ is a movie for young and old

Connor Cable, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

One of the most amazing things that can happen in a movie theater is when the viewers leave pleasantly surprised and utterly belated by the film they just saw. “Jumanji” is exactly the film that does both of these things. I went into this film with absolutely no expectations, because I am us...

Travel the skies with Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences

Travel the skies with Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences

Elliot James, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews, Showcase

This Friday, travel the night with the Museum of Arts and Sciences’ monthly planetarium and observatory event. Sky Over Macon occurs on the fourth Friday of every month. It allows museum visitors the opportunity to watch a uniquely live planetarium show and take a glimpse of our solar system from a fe...

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