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Drawn to Macon 2: Art Exhibit Returns

Drawn to Macon 2: Art Exhibit Returns

Jules Tollett

February 12, 2019

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...

7 pieces of entertainment to look out for in spring 2019

7 pieces of entertainment to look out for in spring 2019

Chas Pridgen

January 29, 2019

In a time where seemingly no one in Hollywood can have an original idea, all hope is not lost. There are still tons of cool new stories being produced by artists in all areas of creativity. Here is a list of some things to be on the lookout for in the spring of 2019. 1. Superhero Shenaniganry There are a lo...

Preview: Pink Poodles at February’s First Friday

Preview: Pink Poodles at February’s First Friday

Connor Cable, Lead Arts and Entertainment Writer

January 28, 2019

Macon's monthly "First Friday" tradition is going to be pinker than ever in February. The Pink Poodle Parade will be the very first event of the year presented by the Think Pink Committee. This group has a number of events that will lead up to the Cherry Blossom Festival, and the first kick-off event h...

The Nutcracker of Middle Georgia: The Show and How it Came to Be

The Nutcracker of Middle Georgia: The Show and How it Came to Be

Madilyn Harrell

November 29, 2018

While you may know the “Nutcracker of Middle Georgia” as a show full of mesmerizing dances and beautifully crafted sets, its start from scratch was quite different. The dream of a woman named Jean Evans Weaver, founder and artistic director emeritus, to localize Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet was just the ...

Townsend School of Music holiday concert preview

Townsend School of Music holiday concert preview

Chas Pridgen

November 29, 2018

As the semester winds down to a close, the Townsend School of Music will finish 2018 with several exciting events. 1. A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols; Nov. 30 - Dec. 1, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. The 24th anniversary of this Mercer tradition will take place at the St. Joseph Catholic Church on Poplar St...

Preview: Macon-Raised Artist Molly Stevens to Host Album Release

Preview: Macon-Raised Artist Molly Stevens to Host Album Release

Maison Clouatre

October 8, 2018

On Sept. 29, Macon-raised artist Molly Stevens will host a release show for her new album “Here & Now, Vol. 1” at the Society Garden starting at 9 p.m. The show is designed to make listeners “experience heart and soul, truth and a lot of fun,” Stevens said. She went on to say that the s...

Macon Film Festival to welcome college students with free entry and advanced film technology

Macon Film Festival to welcome college students with free entry and advanced film technology

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

August 15, 2018

The Macon Film Festival will return downtown this week for its 13th year, this time with Mercer University as its presenting sponsor. The festival features live screenings of independent films, question-and-answer sessions with filmmakers, after parties and celebrity guests. Students who present a college ID at the fes...

Mercer’s Senior Art Exhibit comes to the Tubman Museum

Mercer’s Senior Art Exhibit comes to the Tubman Museum

Camryn Jackson, Contributing Writer

April 18, 2018

Mercer University will be hosting the senior art exhibit at the Tubman Museum in downtown Macon from April 27 through May 12. The exhibit will feature artwork in a variety of mediums from both the graphic design students and the fine art students. Ranging from vibrant skateboards to bar branding,...

“Cosi fan tutte” to bring high drama, heartbreak and laughter to Mercer

“Cosi fan tutte” to bring high drama, heartbreak and laughter to Mercer

Elliot James, Staff Writer

March 28, 2018

Mercer University Opera brings hysterical laughter, love and deceit with their production of W. A. Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte” (Women are Like That). This rollercoaster journey with high drama and a lot of laughs take audiences through the love tale of two recently engaged couples. “Cosi fan ...

Who is performing at Bearstock 2018?

Who is performing at Bearstock 2018?

Rachel McBride, Contributing Writer

March 28, 2018

Bearstock is here again and the lineup has been announced.  Mercer students and Macon residents can come see The Burnt Bridges, Caleb Brown, Some Kids, Kim Meeks, .95 Waves and Simeon perform in Tattnall Square Park on April 7 from 1-6 p.m. Here's a preview of some of the entertainment you can catch from...

Witness Mercer Theatre’s “God of Carnage”

Witness Mercer Theatre’s “God of Carnage”

Lisa Meskimen, Staff Writer

March 26, 2018

Mercer Theatre’s final play of the semester, “God of Carnage,” is coming to campus the first week of April. After a childrens’ fight on the playground results in lost teeth, their parents must meet to make amends. Sounds straightforward enough, but Yasmina Reza’s play, which won the To...

Macon Pops heats things up for Mercer with Latin Concert

Macon Pops heats things up for Mercer with Latin Concert

Elliot James, Staff Writer

March 16, 2018

The Macon Pops orchestra is firing things up in Hawkins Arena on Friday with their end-of-season Latin concert. Titled “Latin Pop Revolution,” the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $14 for students and $24 regular price. Tickets can be purchased online from the Macon Pops webs...

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