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American Idol holds auditions in downtown Macon

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Kylie Brown, Contributing Writer

September 10, 2019

Cochran, Georgia, native Ashlynd Jolley was one of thousands who lined Cherry Street as early as 3 a.m. to sing their hearts out.

5 Things to start your week: death of Justice Scalia & Kanye Twitter controversy

Kanye West takes to Twitter to defend a controversial lyric in his new song, 'Famous.'

Molly Curley, Assistant Digital Editor

February 15, 2016

Justice Scalia dies at 79 Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away in his room at a hunting resort in West Texas on Saturday. According to The Washington Post, Presidio County Judge Cinderela Guevara pronounced Scalia dead. She claimed that he was suffering from chronic conditions and various he...

Capricorn office space restoration at crossroads

Bryan Nichols stands inside the Capricorn office space at 535 DT Walton Sr Way. Nichols purchased the property and looking to rebuild it into office space or lofts.

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor

December 3, 2015

Among the vanities housed at Bryan Nichols’ storage building sits stacks of someone else’s treasure. There are ticket stubs from every Allman Brothers Band concert in 1974-1975, photographs of artist Andy Warhol and newspapers that chronicle the rise of the presidential peanut farmer Jimmy Carter. ...

Local band continues to produce unique sounds

Taylor Drake
Sophie Leveille, Dixon Cassara, Michael Lirette and Ryan Walters perform their song,

Taylor Drake, Contributing Writer

December 2, 2015

Bootz & Katz merges the genres of jam-style rock and electronic music into a new genre called Livetronica.

Macon Symphony Orchestra delivers “Pathos and Passion” in its opening concert

A native of Macon, Roderick Cox’s fluent conducting and remarkable enthusiasm have earned him conducting opportunities across the globe.

Laura Ann Harrell, Contributing Writer

September 11, 2015

Roderick Cox, a Macon native whose musical talent has led him to performance halls all over the world, recently served as the guest conductor for the Macon Symphony Orchestra’s first concert of the season, evocatively titled “Pathos and Passion.” By the time Cox walked in as the show began on ...

Planet of the Abts brings unique style to the Cox Capitol Theatre

Steve Jewell, Jr. show opener OTIS calls out to the crowd between songs. The event was moved from the Big House Museum to the Cox Capitol Theatre over weather concerns.

Elliot James, Contributing Writer

September 11, 2015

The doors to the Cox Capitol Theatre swung open on Saturday, Aug. 29, welcoming guests to a special Planet of the Abts (POA) concert. Originally planned to take place at Macon’s beloved Big House, rain in the forecast quickly rearranged the concert to take place at the Cox. When asked if the unexp...

When a city loves a man: The Waldens remember Percy Sledge

When a city loves a man: The Waldens remember Percy Sledge

Nicholas Wooten

April 29, 2015

  The king of slow soul went silent. The world—and the city that finally learned to love him—gave him one last ovation as the curtains closed. Percy Sledge, best known for his 1966 ballad and chart-topper “When A Man Loves A Woman”, died April 14 at his Baton Rouge, Louisiana ...

‘Macon Music’ calls for contributions from local artists

'Macon Music' calls for contributions from local artists

April 13, 2015

Calling all Macon musicians! The chance for immense opportunities has landed itself at your feet. I’m talking about a new project to establish musical talent in Middle Georgia. The project takes the form of a CD compiling various artists across the region called ‘Macon Music.’ Shadow Sound...

The Voices at 535 Cotton Avenue: Capricorn Record’s Business Office condemned, near destruction

The Voices at 535 Cotton Avenue: Capricorn Record's Business Office condemned, near destruction

Nicholas Wooten

October 9, 2014

“I like to say in Macon that, if our walls could talk, they would definitely sing,” said Jessica Walden, co-owner of Rock Candy Tours, a Macon music history tour company, and daughter of Capricorn Records co-founder Alan Walden. However, the voices coming from 535 Cotton Ave. are in danger of being silenced forever. Walden and her husband were preparing for their Saturday Rock n’ Roll stroll...

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