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Five summer 2019 films you won’t want to miss

Five summer 2019 films you won’t want to miss

Connor Cable, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

April 23, 2019


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There are many more great films coming out this summer, so this is just a taste of what’s to come. Be sure to catch these movies if you want to beat the heat for a few hours.

Preview: Argus Quartet to play at Wesleyan

Preview: Argus Quartet to play at Wesleyan

Connor Cable

April 15, 2019


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The renowned musicians of the “Argus Quartet” are coming to Macon on April 2 to deliver a performance at Wesleyan College. Their website calls the group “one of today’s most dynamic and versatile young ensembles,” and they are currently on tour across the country. The Argus Quartet started six years ago in L...

Preview: Singer-songwriter Lindsay Beaver comes to Macon

Preview: Singer-songwriter Lindsay Beaver comes to Macon

Connor Cable, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

April 10, 2019


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There aren’t many artists that sing, write their own music and play the drums-- all at the same time. However, this is exactly what up-and-coming artist Lindsay Beaver can do. Beaver is currently on tour in support of her most recent Album, “Tough as Love.” Beaver is a singer-songwriter with a passion...

Middle Georgia Art Association Hosts an Exhibit and Competition with a “Macon” Theme

Middle Georgia Art Association Hosts an Exhibit and Competition with a “Macon” Theme

Jules Tollett

March 27, 2019


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The Middle Georgia Art Association (MGAA) is hosting a new art exhibit titled “Macon” from March 15 until April 12. The exhibit features both photography and paintings from artists all over Macon. The idea for the exhibit was created by the board of directors at the Middle Georgia Arts Associati...

Special guided tour of historic Macon buildings to be led by the Historic Macon Foundation

Special guided tour of historic Macon buildings to be led by the Historic Macon Foundation

Chas Pridgen

March 27, 2019


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The Historic Macon Foundation (HMF) will be hosting a meet and greet event and a guided tour of Macon’s historic buildings on March 28 at 6 p.m. The tour will begin and end at the Sidney Lanier Cottage on High Street, and a wine reception will be hosted where people can meet board members and emplo...

Joey Stuckey Album Release Party

Joey Stuckey Album Release Party

Jules Tollett

March 11, 2019


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A man of many talents, Joey Stuckey is not only a Mercer graduate and professor of Music Technology at Mercer, but he is also a nationally recognized musician. Stuckey has released over six albums, has opened for several big name bands and is also the official music ambassador for Macon. To celebrate the...

Community arts center offers course in urban contemporary ballroom dancing

Community arts center offers course in urban contemporary ballroom dancing

Chas Pridgen

February 28, 2019


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The Mill Hill Community Arts Center is offering classes in urban contemporary ballroom dancing. The classes are taught by Rudy and Carolyn Mendes on Mondays from 7 - 9 p.m. The two instructors, both Macon locals, started taking classes in urban contemporary ballroom about seven years ago. They att...

Preview: Bibb County Schools Student art show

Preview: Bibb County Schools Student art show

Connor Cable

February 28, 2019


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Artwork by students of Bibb County Schools will be displayed at the seventh annual Bibb County Schools Student Art Show, which happens to be during March’s “First Friday” tradition in Macon. “This annual exhibit was started to celebrate Youth Art Month by recognizing the young artists in our c...

Mercer welcomes Eric Anderson for Frances Sewell Plunkett Lectures

Mercer welcomes Eric Anderson for Frances Sewell Plunkett Lectures

Connor Cable

February 28, 2019


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Eric Anderson is a visiting professor from the Rhode Island School of Design, and he recently visited Macon to speak at the fourth biennial Frances Sewell Plunkett Lecture Series in the Decorative Arts. The lecture series is an event that takes place every other year and is dedicated to the explor...

Awards Season Breakdown and Oscars Predictions

Awards Season Breakdown and Oscars Predictions

Connor Cable

February 12, 2019


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Awards season is coming to a close, and the 91st Academy Awards are almost here. For all of the movie lovers out there, awards season is a great time; we get to see which of our favorite movies are recognized for their greatness, and which ones are left behind. Nearly all of the major awards shows h...

“How to DIE YOUNG in Middle Georgia?: A Lifesaving Documentary” to premiere in Macon this month

“How to DIE YOUNG in Middle Georgia?: A Lifesaving Documentary” to premiere in Macon this month

Blossom Onunekwu

February 12, 2019


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Stacy Jenkins, founder of the production company Pop of Genius Films, is preparing for the showing of the company’s latest documentary, “How to DIE YOUNG in Middle Georgia?: A Lifesaving Documentary.” The documentary highlights crime, gun violence and death in the youths of Middle Georgia. J...

Drawn to Macon 2: Art Exhibit Returns

Drawn to Macon 2: Art Exhibit Returns

Jules Tollett

February 12, 2019


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The Macon Arts Alliance is hosting an art exhibit for the second year in a row named “Drawn to Macon 2”. The exhibit centers around the ideas of the different types of drawing, and mainly focuses on art that pushes the boundaries of what has previously been done. This exhibit features art from several local...

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