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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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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


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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.”

Mercer Composition Studio to present second annual Student Composers Recital

Mercer Composition Studio to present second annual Student Composers Recital

Elliot James, Staff Writer

February 20, 2017


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“I fell in love with the beauty of a choir at a young age and I wanted to write a beautiful piece that expresses that love in every possible way,” Holmes said.

Middle Georgia Art Association prepares for upcoming Winter Arts Festival

Middle Georgia Art Association prepares for upcoming Winter Arts Festival

Will Darragh, Staff Writer

February 10, 2017


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The Middle Georgia Art Association, a non-profit organization located on Vineville Avenue, will be hosting their largest gallery of the year with their Winter Arts Festival. The grand opening for the exhibit will be held Friday, Feb. 17 from 6-8 p.m. The exhibit will stay open until March 10, and the deadline for ...

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