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5/4 Music Space to empower Macon Musicians

5/4 Music Space to empower Macon Musicians

Ireal James, Staff Writer
April 14, 2016
Filed under City, Music, News

The 5/4 Management Group, who recently launched 5/4 Music Space on Walnut Street in Macon, Georgia, is seeking artists who are interested in enhancing their musical talents in a major way. 5/4 Management Group is a team of music professionals who collaborate to serve the developmental needs of new ...

Mercer Wind Ensemble to perform ‘April Showers Bring Musical Flowers’

Mercer Wind Ensemble to perform ‘April Showers Bring Musical Flowers’

Elliot James, Staff Writer
March 30, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The Mercer Wind Ensemble is teaming up with Westside and Central High schools for a special concert Tuesday, April 12. The concert will be held at Central High School’s auditorium. It will begin at 7:30 p.m., and admission is free and open to the public. The concert has been titled “April ...

Bear Day Brass concert to change location to Fickling Hall

Bear Day Brass concert to change location to Fickling Hall

Elliot James, Staff Writer
March 30, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The Mercer Brass Choir concert that is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 8 — titled Bear Day Brass — has been moved from the McCorkle Music Building patio to Fickling Hall inside the music building. This event is free and open to the public. “It will be bombastic,” said Douglas Hill, Mercer professor ...

Mercer Artist: Mattias Palm

Mercer Artist: Mattias Palm

Jenna Eason, Photography Editor
February 25, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist, Showcase

Half-Swedish, half-Danish Mattias Palm came to Mercer University to become a double bass performance major. With both parents playing for orchestras, Palm began his training on the double bass at the age of 9. “I’ve always wanted to be that as well, an orchestra musician,” Palm said. P...

‘Spring Fever’ cabaret to welcome the season at the Townsend School of Music

‘Spring Fever’ cabaret to welcome the season at the Townsend School of Music

Elliot James, Staff Writer
February 25, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

On March 1, warmer weather will be ushered in with “Spring Fever,” the Townsend School of Music's latest faculty artist recital. This faculty-led cabaret will be performed on campus at Fickling Hall in the McCorkle Music Building. The event is free and open to the public. This event invites t...

Organist Christa Rakich to perform next in the Joan Stockstill Godsey concert series

Organist Christa Rakich to perform next in the Joan Stockstill Godsey concert series

Elliot James, Staff Writer
February 24, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

Renowned organist Christa Rakich will perform the world premiere of Margaretha Christina de Jong’s “Fantasia on Salve Regina” (2016) as part of Mercer University’s Joan Stockstill Godsey Concert Series, beginning Feb. 26. The concert will be held at Christ Episcopal Church in Macon at 7:30 p.m. Th...

Mercer Artist: Denzel Washington, composer

Ireal James, Contributing Writer
January 28, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist, Music

Born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in the small community of Waycross, Georgia, Denzel Washington always had big musical aspirations. But it was not always clear what career he wanted to pursue in the field. Now a junior at Mercer majoring in music with a minor in Christianity, Washington’s musical...

2016 brings changes to Macon and Mercer

2016 brings changes to Macon and Mercer

Katie Atkinson, Staff Writer
January 20, 2016
Filed under Campus, City, News

Donn Rodenroth, The Telegraph Flooding in Macon Takes Over Ocmulgee River Flash floods popped up in Georgia over the winter break with the Ocmulgee River cresting at nearly 28 feet in early December and lowering less than a foot by January. According to Liz Fabian at the Telegraph, cleanup crews gathere...

Macon-based band Royal Johnson releases debut album “Belly Full”

Macon-based band Royal Johnson releases debut album “Belly Full”

Ireal James, Contributing Writer
November 10, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Showcase

Over the past six months, the Macon-based band Royal Johnson has worked its way up from a group of two Georgia-born artists to a four-member band consisting of members from Washington and Michigan. Citing musical influences from talents such as Macon-native blues and funk guitarist Robert Lee Colem...

Jazz Ensemble to create a “Latin Explosion”

Jazz Ensemble to create a “Latin Explosion”

Sterling Neill, Staff Writer
October 28, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Fickling Hall will soon come alive with the sounds of Latin history. The Mercer University Jazz Ensemble is currently preparing for “Latin Explosion,” a fall concert featuring a variety of styles of Latin music that will be held Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. “One concert could not encompass all Lat...

Mercer professors join in special faculty artist recital

Mercer professors join in special faculty artist recital

Elliot James, Staff Writer
October 14, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

This year, one of the Townsend School of Music’s faculty artist recitals will be performed with a twist. On Oct. 27, Townsend voice faculty members Martha Malone and Richard Kosowski will join to perform a variety of chamber music alongside pianist Carol Goff, including both solo and duet reper...

Spotify vs Apple Music

Spotify vs Apple Music

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
September 24, 2015
Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

My freshman year of college I learned that a subscription to a music streaming service was almost as essential as buying books. It is what kept me going during the all-nighters and my long walks across the campus at 8 a.m. were much better with the newest music from Drake or Ryan Adams. I love music, an...

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