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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

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...

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

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

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...

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

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...

Mercer’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting brings holiday cheer

Mercer’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting brings holiday cheer

Aliyah Dorsey, Contributing Writer

December 4, 2017

The Student Government Association’s Heritage Life Committee is bringing in the holidays with Mercer’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting. The Heritage Life Committee is a separate committee on SGA that is devoted to planning all traditional Mercer events such as the Christmas Tree Lighting and ...

Texas Songwriters Hall of Famer Robert Earl Keen comes to Macon for Christmas concert

Texas Songwriters Hall of Famer Robert Earl Keen comes to Macon for Christmas concert

Elliot James, Lead Writer

November 10, 2017

Robert Earl Keen debuted his country music career in 1984 with “No Kinda Dancer.” The singer-songwriter has produced 18 full-length albums since then and was inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2012. He has not always been the festive type. “I was always a little skeptical of ...

Mercer Jazz Ensemble plays Latin favorites

Mercer Jazz Ensemble plays Latin favorites

Aliyah Dorsey, Contributing Writer

November 10, 2017

To all lovers of live music, the Mercer Jazz Ensemble is having a Latin Jazz concert on Friday, Nov. 10 in Fickling Hall at 7:30 p.m. They will be performing styles such as Bossa Nova, a brazilian style which means “new trend” and is a fusion of samba and jazz, as well as Afro Cuban, an early jaz...

Townsend to host annual homecoming Kaleidoscope Concert

Blossom Onunekwu, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017

Saturday is homecoming game night, but do you really need to wait until the game to be entertained? The Townsend School of Music begs to differ. The annual Kaleidoscope concert is on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. in Fickling Hall. “We will conclude in plenty of time for tailgating,” said Stan...

Come soar with James and the Giant Peach

Come soar with James and the Giant Peach

Elliot James, Lead Writer

October 26, 2017

Roald Dahl’s high-flying story James and the Giant Peach is coming to Mercer University next month. The musical adaptation of the famed children's novel will take place Nov. 1 through 5 at Tattnall Center for the Arts presented by Mercer Theatre. The play tells the tale of English orphan boy J...

Mercer Bearitones bring us Back to Black for Halloween

Mercer Bearitones bring us Back to Black for Halloween

Blossom Onunekwu, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017

Mercer’s 3-year-old acapella group, the Mercer Bearitones, will have their second Halloween concert on Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. in Willingham. “It’s a Halloween concert, so there will be typical Halloween songs,” said Mary Marudas, the organization’s president. “But we will be singing songs not ne...

In town for Fall Break? Centenary Church hosting Artrepreneur Market

In town for Fall Break? Centenary Church hosting Artrepreneur Market

Aliyah Dorsey, Contributing Writer

October 6, 2017

On Saturday October 7, the Centenary Macon Church will hold its second annual Artrepreneur Market for local Macon artists to  post booths selling their wares. The market will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on College Street. They will also have a lunch of homemade soup and sandwiches. Yvonn...

Mercer Singers for the win at Family Weekend Concert

Mercer Singers for the win at Family Weekend Concert

Elliot James, Lead Writer

September 27, 2017

The whistle blows, and it is opening game for the Mercer Singers this Saturday. Mercer University's touring choir is set to begin their semester season with a concert during Family Weekend. The concert will be held Sept. 30 in Fickling Hall on Mercer's campus from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The concer...

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