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Drake adds “More to our Life” with his new playlist

Drake adds “More to our Life” with his new playlist

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer
April 8, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

Drake continues to impress, continuously crossing over into new genres.

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‘Beauty and the Beast’ brings magic back to the movies

‘Beauty and the Beast’ brings magic back to the movies

Laurel Huster, Staff Writer
April 2, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The long-awaited live action version of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” came out this March, and the film is as magical as expected.

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“Logan” steps away from the typical superhero movie formula

“Logan” steps away from the typical superhero movie formula

Matthew Causey, Contributing Writer
March 21, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Instead of providing an exciting thrill ride full of one-liners and explosions, this film steps back a bit and focuses on the characters and their personal struggles.

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Syd Tha Kid “Fin”-ally debuts as a solo talent

Syd Tha Kid “Fin”-ally debuts as a solo talent

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer
March 21, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

In just 37 short minutes, Sydney Bennet, a.k.a. “Syd Tha Kyd,” managed to combine a neo-soul style with a new-aged jazz feel in her debut album “Fin.”

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City and Colour plays a chill show at Cox Capitol

City and Colour plays a chill show at Cox Capitol

Marianna Bacallao, Staff Writer
March 21, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

City and Colour rounded out the night with a setlist from the band’s most recent album, “If I Should Go Before You,” which got frontman Dallas Green an Artist of the Year nomination.

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“I Decided” Big Sean is a formidable rap talent

“I Decided” Big Sean is a formidable rap talent

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer
February 22, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Sean Michael Leonard Anderson, aka Big Sean, is well known for his solo singles as well as extremely popular duets with artists such as Ariana Grande and Jhene Aiko. He released his fourth studio album on Feb. 3, “I Decided.,” looking to re-establish his rugged solo style. As a general music e...

This year’s ‘Emerging Artists’ display debuts at the Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences

This year’s ‘Emerging Artists’ display debuts at the Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences

Marianna Bacallao, Staff Writer
February 22, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences unveiled its newest art exhibition Feb. 3, a collection of works aptly called “Emerging Artists.” It is the museum’s fifth showcase of its kind. This new installment houses over 40 art pieces from seven artists across the southeastern United States. From ...

“The Lego Batman Movie” lightens up the Dark Knight

“The Lego Batman Movie” lightens up the Dark Knight

Emily Harvey, Staff Writer
February 22, 2017
Filed under Reviews

From its opening shot until the last credit rolls, “The Lego Batman Movie” is energetic, witty and just plain fun. As the successor to the 2014 hit, “The Lego Movie”, this film had high expectations. With a star-studded cast, major studio funding and state-of-the-art animation, this mov...

J. Cole impresses with the same “Ville Mentality”

J. Cole impresses with the same “Ville Mentality”

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer
February 9, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews, Showcase

Cole has been described as one of the most captivating artists in the industry due to his impressive lyricism and passionate topics.

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“La La Land” is a new movie with an old soul

“La La Land” is a new movie with an old soul

Emily Harvey, Staff Writer
February 7, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Inspired by Hollywood’s Golden Era, director Damien Chazelle channels classic movie musicals in a modern day romance starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. Like its execution, an expression of old and new, “La La Land” manages to find balance by thoroughly exploring the two sides of life. It cele...

One Last Ride for Phife Dawg and The Tribe

One Last Ride for Phife Dawg and The Tribe

Jabril Edmondson, Contributing Writer
February 5, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

"A Tribe Called Quest has graced us with one final album in a period in which rap has completely changed."

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The Gondoliers makes a splash for Macon audiences

The Gondoliers makes a splash for Macon audiences

Elliot James, Staff Writer
January 25, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

Audiences at the Mercer performance laughed out loud, listened attentively and gave a roaring applause at the end of show.

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