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Macon Open Air Market will host local artists and designers

Macon Open Air Market will host local artists and designers

Jayla Moody, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The quarterly Downtown Macon Open Air Market will host local artists, makers, designers and more on Saturday, Oct. 28. Macon residents and students can spend the day at the market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or make an evening event out of it from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. “We're expecting upwards of 5,000 attendee...

Mercer sophomore promotes fitness and confidence through her love for dance

Thais Ackerman, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Showcase

“5,6,7,8 and to the left!,” said Mercer sophomore Zara Gabriel as she led her group fitness hip-hop class. When Gabriel was about 13-years-old, her mother decided to give her “the talk.” This talk wasn’t about the birds and the bees though, it was about the importance of health. Genetic...

Celebrate Fall and October fun with these Arts and Entertainment events

Celebrate Fall and October fun with these Arts and Entertainment events

Elizabeth Daniels, Contributing Writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Looking for something interesting and fun to help release that midterm stress this fall? Here’s a list of arts and entertainment events that will keep you entertained this month. 1)    FRENCH CULTURE FESTIVAL http://www.france-atlanta.org/ Oct. 9 - Nov. 3, FREE France-Atlanta is offering a variety o...

Jhene Aiko takes us on a “Trip” through her life

Jhene Aiko takes us on a “Trip” through her life

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

October 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

With a large amount of artists producing music consistently it’s hard for an artist to stay relevant without consistently being in the public eye. It’s normal for newer artist to keep releasing music regularly in order to ride their wave until it dies. Though some artists have a persona and an au...

Mercer Artist: Brittany Wiggins

Mercer Artist: Brittany Wiggins

Elliot James, Lead Writer

October 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist, Showcase

Brittany Wiggins’ most vivid memory of placing pen to paper is at age 11. Writing poetry is something she has done for as long as she can remember. “It brings me clarity,” the Mercer sophomore said. Wiggins said that writing often reveals something to her. Sometimes it is a new thought. Other time...

Inside Gaga: Five Foot Two

Inside Gaga: Five Foot Two

Elliot James, Lead Writer

October 11, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

In a new documentary, the life of musician Lady Gaga is revealed in a remarkably candid light like never before seen of a mega pop star. “Gaga: Five Foot Two” made its debut on Netflix Sept. 22. The documentary by visual artist Chris Moukarbel follows the pop star while making her fifth studio alb...

In town for Fall Break? Centenary Church hosting Artrepreneur Market

In town for Fall Break? Centenary Church hosting Artrepreneur Market

Aliyah Dorsey, Contributing Writer

October 6, 2017


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment, Previews

On Saturday October 7, the Centenary Macon Church will hold its second annual Artrepreneur Market for local Macon artists to  post booths selling their wares. The market will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on College Street. They will also have a lunch of homemade soup and sandwiches. Yvonn...

ASAP Ferg is ‘Still Striving’ to be the best in the game

ASAP Ferg is ‘Still Striving’ to be the best in the game

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

Time and time again, we see exciting artists that reach stardom through a famous counterpart or a song that is remixed with famous artists and then flop. It is rare that these songs catapult artists and keep them there. It takes true talent for any artist to remain relevant. A$AP Ferg, Darold D. Ferguson, blew up when ...

Too bad to be true: How “Handbook for Mortals” fell from the NY Times Bestseller list

Too bad to be true: How “Handbook for Mortals” fell from the NY Times Bestseller list

Marianna Bacallao, Photo Editor

October 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

“The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas had topped the New York Times Young Adult Bestseller list for six consecutive months, until an unknown author’s debut novel bumped Thomas down to number two. The only problem? No one had even heard of “Handbook for Mortals,” a supernatural romance about a ...

If you don’t watch “Insecure” baby, what are you doing?

If you don’t watch “Insecure” baby, what are you doing?

Thais Ackerman, Staff Writer

September 30, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Issa Rae's hilariously smart comedy series, “Insecure,” just finished its second season strong with a gripping finale. HBO brought us this highly personal, relatable comedy for the first time with season one last fall. The show is developed from Rae's web series, “The Misadventures of Awkwa...

Mercer Artist: James Ruffin

Mercer Artist: James Ruffin

Vanessa Alva, Staff Writer

September 30, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist, Showcase

James Ruffin’s eyes lit up and his voice escalated as he spoke of his passion. The junior music major and business minor performs with the Mercer Singers and the Mercer University Opera. “Music can be interpreted many ways, it can heal you and soothe your soul,” Ruffin said. "I have a gift, ...

Georgia Brass Band brings big sound with sophisticated style

Georgia Brass Band brings big sound with sophisticated style

Elliot James, Lead Writer

September 29, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Cornets were ringing with whimsical repetitious phrases, filling the Mercer concert hall with excitement and jubilation. The Atlanta-based brass band was full, bolstering a sound that you can feel in your bones. Director Joe Johnson was precise and detailed with every moment of his conducting. ...

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