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Mercer Opera premieres Handel's 'Alcina' in Middle Georgia

Mercer Opera premieres Handel's 'Alcina' in Middle Georgia

Sarah Pounds
January 30
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News, Reviews

Mercer University’s production of “Alcina” is the first time that this Handel opera has ever been performed in Middle Georgia, according to Mercer Opera’s music director, Dr. Richard Kosowski. Handel’s “Alcina” is an opera about a woman named Bradamante seeking her lost lover Ruggiero...

Subscription services save students time and money

Subscription services save students time and money

Taelor Rye
September 13
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News, Reviews

As college students, we generally seek out the best deals that we can get on products that we regularly buy: snack food, grooming supplies and clothing, for example. Traditional purchase patterns require that we go to the supermarket or mall to pick up these items, but our busy schedules can sometimes...

Down by the Riverside brings live music to a place for the dead

Down by the Riverside brings live music to a place for the dead

Emily Farlow
September 8
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

When Riverside Cemetery was established in 1887, it was meant to be more than just a place for the dead. Rural garden cemeteries, as they are called, were created on the outskirts of towns to be public parks for the living, as well as the final resting place for the dead. The Historic Riv...

'Maleficent' disappoints, 'Godzilla' breathes life into an old hit

Caitlin Glasscock
August 15
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Summer brought us all the opportunity to unwind after a year of school and a chance to hit the theaters for summer films. Some movies were overhyped and could not live up to their hype while others just went above and beyond expectations. “Maleficent” is a movie that was hyped and built up for months...

Mercer players bring us 'Night Music'

Mercer players bring us 'Night Music'

Brittani Howell
April 25
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Uncategorized

Last year, I was very impressed with the Mercer Players’ rendition of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. I came out of that theater wondering if they were going to be able to top the performance. I’m going to be honest: after a side-splitting, well-acted romp like that, I wasn’t sure t...

That other 'Titan' movie isn't quite as impressive

That other 'Titan' movie isn't quite as impressive

John Farrington
April 11
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

With the majesty of swords and shields and the power of gods, Greek epics have always grabbed the imagination of the modern world. Jonathan Liebesman's latest film makes an attempt to bridge the modern world with that of Greek mythology in Wrath of the Titans. The film went nationwide on March 30th, but was...

Artist Q&A: folk act Saintseneca

Artist Q&A: folk act Saintseneca

Jonathan Popham
April 11
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Uncategorized

Saintseneca is my favorite band. Period. With Zac Little’s songwriting, the gloriously raw delivery, and the catchiest refrains in this part of the cosmos, Saintseneca will blast you directly into the heart of the sun. Saintseneca’s most recent album, Last, was mostly recorded live. This record is a breathing thing. This album has a...

A kids book fit for everyone

Michelle Meredith
March 28
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Sometimes we need to be reminded that, yes, profundity can be endlessly procured from simple things, but sometimes things are profound because they are so, so simple. Sharon Creech’s “novel” collection of poetry is one of these blessed reminders, appropriately brought to us from the mouth of a...

Popham Culture

Popham Culture

Jonathan Popham
March 28
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Accessibility has been a stumbling block for the propagation of scientific thought and empirical reason since the enlightenment. Furthermore, the speed, accuracy, and efficiency that information can be shared are at the very foundation of what life is. It is not just about modern thinking of what information...

Not playing any 'Games'

Not playing any 'Games'

Brittani Howell
March 28
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Suzanne Collins’ bestselling smash The Hunger Games is brought superbly to life in the film by the same name. Director Gary Ross teams up with Billy Ray and Suzanne Collins herself for the challenging task of adapting a first-person novel to a third-person movie, and they pull if off with fantastic...

'Tree of Codes' reinvents the novel

'Tree of Codes' reinvents the novel

Michelle Meredith
March 14
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Thanks to its ingenuity and irrepressible complexity, I have no idea how to identify best-selling author Jonathan Safran Foer’s most recent project. For the sake of clarity, I suppose we can call it a book. But many would justifiably argue that Tree of Codes is much more than a book, or not a book at all, and I would agree. The young author has been impressing readers for years n...

'Chronicle' defies expectations

'Chronicle' defies expectations

Brittani Howell
March 14
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

It’s always a bad moment when you get to Midnight Movie and realize that not only is there nothing you particularly want to see, but also that none of the available films did particularly well on Rotten Tomatoes. After a democratic vote between The Woman in Black and Chronicle, we went for Chroni...

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