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A bittersweet farewell to the seniors of Mercer Singers

A bittersweet farewell to the seniors of Mercer Singers

Will Darragh, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

“It’s the last concert for students. For some in Mercer Singers who are music majors, it’s the ending of a major chapter of their career,” Roberts said. “For those who are not necessarily music majors, but have been very committed to the group, it’s the ending of a very significant time in their lives." The Mercer Singers will lose Mary Lathem, Andrew Hearn and Hannah Loeffler because they will be graduating in May. Their last performance with the Mercer Singers will be on April 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Fickling Hall.

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Faculty percussion recital to offer interesting combinations of sounds

Faculty percussion recital to offer interesting combinations of sounds

Matthew Causey, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
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"I always say the more people that are out there, that are listening, the better the concert is because I feed off that energy, and then I feed it back to them,” said Marcus Reddick, the Director of Percussion Studies. “And then they feed it to me . . . it's totally symbiotic."

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Student composer’s pieces to be featured at Jazz Combo concert

Student composer’s pieces to be featured at Jazz Combo concert

Matthew Causey, Staff Writer
April 15, 2017
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“Moments of existential bewilderment are not unknown to occur while listening to talented students improvising,” Monty Cole said. “Jazz music frequencies are part of a celestial transmission which connect and guide all life forms to their ultimate source and destiny.” Mercer University’s Townsend School of Music will host a Jazz Combo concert on Tuesday, April 18. The concert will be held in Fickling Hall at 7:30 p.m.

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Mercer Theatre presents production of “August: Osage County”

Mercer Theatre presents production of “August: Osage County”

Emily Harvey, Staff Writer
April 2, 2017
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“It is a dark comedy that reaches into the soul of anyone who has experienced a family-wide dilemma,” Scot Mann said.

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Get up and dance at the Mercer Percussion Ensemble concert

Get up and dance at the Mercer Percussion Ensemble concert

Matthew Causey, Contributing Writer
April 2, 2017
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Marcus Reddick, the Director of Percussion Studies at Mercer University, will be hosting a performance by the Mercer Percussion Ensemble on April 8 in Fickling Hall. “I like people to . . . have fun listening to music, and I like for my students to go up there and have fun playing the music,” Reddick said. “I have a very simple motto: If you're not having fun, don't get on the stage.”

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Mercer’s Wind Ensemble to present “Musical Flowers of Spring” concert

Mercer’s Wind Ensemble to present “Musical Flowers of Spring” concert

Mary Lathem, Arts and Entertainment Editor
April 2, 2017
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The cherry blossoms aren’t the only blooms heralding spring in Macon this year. On April 4, Mercer’s Wind Ensemble will team up with the Northside High School Symphonic Band to perform “Musical Flowers of Spring,” its annual spring concert.

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Mercer University Opera to perform scenes from Macon opera ‘Hugh Smalling’

Mercer University Opera to perform scenes from Macon opera ‘Hugh Smalling’

Yiren Zhang, Staff Writer
March 21, 2017
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"The fact that the story is drawn from local history adds an immediacy and relevance to the experience of our student cast. It’s been a wonderful opportunity for all of us to participate in the creation of a new work written specifically for our singers,” Malone said.

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Mercer University Orchestra to collaborate in concert with Performance Today

Mercer University Orchestra to collaborate in concert with Performance Today

Rebecca Braun, Contributing Writer
March 21, 2017
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Mercer students and members of the Macon community alike are welcome to join this celebration of classical music and become part of the 1.5 million listeners of Performance Today for an evening.

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Brahms Clarinet Quintet next up in the Fabian Concert Series

Brahms Clarinet Quintet next up in the Fabian Concert Series

Rylee Kirk, Staff Writer
March 16, 2017
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This Fabian concert "promises to be a lovely evening," according to Amy Schwartz Moretti.

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Macon’s Grand Opera House to show Broadway musical “Once”

Macon’s Grand Opera House to show Broadway musical “Once”

Emily Harvey, Contributing Writer
March 13, 2017
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“Anyone who saw the movie version, which preceded its being adapted for the stage, could not fail to be charmed by its story and incredibly beautiful music,” Slaton said.

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Waka Flocka Flame and DJ Mustard to be co-headliners at Bearstock After Dark

Waka Flocka Flame and DJ Mustard to be co-headliners at Bearstock After Dark

Sarah Pounds, Online Editor
March 3, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Galleries, Previews, Showcase

Bearstock 2017 is going to look radically different from any Bearstock that’s been before. With headliners like DJ Mustard and Waka Flocka Flame, the Quadworks sponsored event will have a new sound in addition to its new performance structure. BEARSTOCK: AFTER DARK Waka Flocka Flame and DJ Mustard Waka Fl...

Macon Pops prepares to honor the memory of Ray Charles

Macon Pops prepares to honor the memory of Ray Charles

Ashley Antoine, Contributing Writer
February 22, 2017
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For the Macon Pops’ annual fundraiser, the community orchestra is bringing back iconic Georgia music to Macon with a concert entitled “Macon Pops: The Music of Ray Charles.”

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