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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...

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

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

Laura Ann Harrell, Contributing Writer

September 10, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

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

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

Elliot James, Contributing Writer

September 10, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, City, Music

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...

“Beauty Behind the Madness” makes the ficklest Weeknd fans proud

“Beauty Behind the Madness” makes the ficklest Weeknd fans proud

Katie Atkinson, Contributing Writer

September 2, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews, Showcase

From behind the shroud of animosity, alternative R&B singer Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd, carefully worked for years to cultivate his distinct sound. Deemed a “no-hit wonder” by the likes of The New York Times, this Canadian crooner rose to popularity without becoming the darling of a famed re...

Kishi Bashi showcases unique musical blend in Cox Capitol Theatre performance

Kishi Bashi showcases unique musical blend in Cox Capitol Theatre performance

Jackson Dillard, Contributing Editor

August 27, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

When Kishi Bashi opened up for Guster at the Cox Capitol Theatre in June, his short opening set was received enthusiastically and the promise of a return left everyone excited for more. With the time and set-up for a full show, Bashi took his opportunity to energize the Macon crowd once again and deli...

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, News, Uncategorized

  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 ...

Adjunct harp professor presents enlightening recital

Adjunct harp professor presents enlightening recital

February 16, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

It’s not often that we get to hear a harp perform in concert. Less often are six to eight harpists filling a hall at one time. Such was the treat in Fickling Hall this last week, as adjunct harp professor Calista Anne Koch led a thorough harp recital. Koch was the front-woman and chieftain of the...

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

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

Sarah Pounds

January 30, 2015


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...

Corner Concert to be held at abandoned Shriner Temple

Corner Concert to be held at abandoned Shriner Temple

Trevor Young

December 3, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

What makes a concert successful? Is it the balanced enigma of polished musical acts? Perhaps it’s the nuance and adornment of creative venues? It could even be as simple as having an energetic, lively and devoted crowd. Andrew Eck believes in a synthesis of all these factors, each critical to pulling...

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


Filed under City, News

“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...

The Revivalists Celebrate at SoCon Fest

Jenna Eason

September 10, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

To kick off their entrance into the Southern Conference, Mercer University hosted the SoCon Fest on the Black Field on Friday, September 5, 2014. The night included food from the Bear’s Den, many tents representing different organizations, and live music provided by the bands sunDollars and The Revivalists. Many students attended...

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, 2014


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...

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