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Students’ choice: Your favorite songs and albums of the decade

Students’ choice: Your favorite songs and albums of the decade

Nadia Pressley, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 7, 2019

A lot has changed in the past decade for us and for music. What has stayed constant, however, are our favorite tunes. What better way to reminisce on the end of an era than by remembering some of the best albums and songs to come out of the 2010’s?

Mercer Music at Capricorn to open with events in December

Mercer Music at Capricorn to open with events in December

Serena Golden, Photography Editor

October 10, 2019

Once a recording spot for iconic groups such as the Allman Brothers Band and Wet Willie, the dilapidated Capricorn Records building saddened Macon’s rock fans for years. Now the studio will open for a second time this December.

Artists you should be listening to

Artists you should be listening to

Chance Allen, Contributing Writer

September 25, 2019

From Lil Nas X to Raveena, each artist has their own unique style and cater to fans from all walks of life. Whether your musical taste varies from alternative and country, to R&B and soul, here is a list of artists you should be listening to.

Review: With “Lover,” Taylor Swift has finally grown up 

Review: With “Lover,” Taylor Swift has finally grown up 

Jules Tollett, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

September 11, 2019

Swift isn’t just writing pointed songs about her exes anymore but attempting to tackle more grown up topics like self-love, her mother’s illness and actually falling (and staying) in love. 

American Idol holds auditions in downtown Macon

American Idol holds auditions in downtown Macon

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.

Preview: Singer-songwriter Lindsay Beaver comes to Macon

Preview: Singer-songwriter Lindsay Beaver comes to Macon

Connor Cable, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

April 10, 2019

There aren’t many artists that sing, write their own music and play the drums-- all at the same time. However, this is exactly what up-and-coming artist Lindsay Beaver can do. Beaver is currently on tour in support of her most recent Album, “Tough as Love.” Beaver is a singer-songwriter with a passion...

Graduate programs involving music and performance from Mercer University

Graduate programs involving music and performance from Mercer University

Elizabeth Tammi, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 4, 2018

Though the school year’s only just begun, it’s never too soon to consider what comes next. If you’re interested in pursuing a music or performance-related field at the graduate level, here are some advanced degrees offered by Mercer University.   Church Music, M.M.: Offered by Mercer’s...

5/4 Music Space to empower Macon Musicians

5/4 Music Space to empower Macon Musicians

Ireal James, Staff Writer

April 14, 2016

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

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

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 24, 2016

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 24, 2016

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...

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