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Things to do in Macon this holiday season

Second-year students Nay Gordon and Sanaa Yusuf bundle up for the incoming winter months and discuss their holiday plans.

Jules Tollett, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

November 5, 2019

With the holiday season coming up, Macon is going to be a hotbed of artistic and cultural events. There will be activities for everyone, from festivals to food trucks to fire breathers, all in the heart of the city. 

Beloved Community Symposium reaches 12th year

Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian, noted civil rights leader, will give the first Keynote Address entitled

Sarah Pounds, News Editor

February 10, 2016

“Shadowed beneath thy hand, may we forever stand, True to our God, true to our native land.” These words may be unfamiliar to you. They're the words to a song called “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” a piece written in the early 20th century that the NAACP established as the Negro National A...

Mercer University Opera’s “Oklahoma!” a success at the Grand Opera House

Mercer University Opera’s “Oklahoma!” a success at the Grand Opera House

Elliot James, Staff Writer

January 27, 2016

Mercer University Opera’s three-day production of the musical “Oklahoma!” opened at the Grand Opera House in Macon, Georgia on Thursday, Jan. 21 and closed Saturday, Jan. 23. The student production was well received by local theatergoers and was a highlight of the weekend. “Oklahoma!” de...

“Ragtime” to bring syncopation and style to the Grand Opera House

Singing, dancing, and entertaining as the Ragtime show comes alive in real theater action.

Sterling Neill, Staff Writer

November 11, 2015

The Grand’s latest acquisition is the touring production of “Ragtime,” will be performed Nov. 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m.

“Symphonic Tricks and Orchestral Treats” to bring ghoulish fun to the Grand Opera House

Photo Courtesy of The Macon Symphony Orchestra Members of the Macon Symphony Orchestra perform a piece at The Grand Opera House. The group's next performance will take place Oct. 24 at the same venue.

Katie Atkinson, Staff Writer

October 12, 2015

The Macon Symphony Orchestra’s next haunt of the Grand Opera House, “Symphonic Tricks and Orchestral Treats,” will take place Saturday, Oct. 24.

"Sister Act" at The Grand brings Broadway to Macon

"Sister Act" at The Grand brings Broadway to Macon

Anna Mae Kersey

November 15, 2014

Want to see a Broadway show for only $20? While that may be a stretch in New York City, but Mercer students can go to The Grand Opera House this afternoon or evening for Sister Act Produced by none other than the star of the feature film, Whoopie Goldberg herself, and with music written by the eight-time...

The Grand Opera House shows glimpse of King Arthur's reign


Anna Mae Kersey

October 23, 2014

Smoke pours out over the stage, the sound of drums and the swell of music fills the room as men in glistening armor march in a carefully choreographed formation; a man, a king, cries out in anguish at the catastrophic chain of events that have befallen his kingdom. Incidents ensue that create a divide...

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