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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 Artist: Poet Kate Lemon is writing about you

Mercer Artist: Poet Kate Lemon is writing about you

Serena Golden, Photography Editor

November 6, 2019

Kate Lemon wasn’t a poet until her freshman year of college. She started writing at the request of late Mercer professor and Guggenheim Fellow Anya Silver after turning in an essay for her introductory poetry class.

Things to do in Macon this holiday season

Things to do in Macon this holiday season

Jules Tollett, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

November 5, 2019

With the holiday season coming up, Macon is going to be a hotbed of artistic and cultural events. There will be activities for everyone, from festivals to food trucks to fire breathers, all in the heart of the city. 

Review: “Evil Dead: The Musical” could be the next cult favorite

Review: “Evil Dead: The Musical” could be the next cult favorite

Serena Golden, Photography Editor

November 5, 2019

Tired horror movie tropes, borderline offensive female characters and H.P. Lovecraft’s “Necronomicon” make for a combination so bad it’s good. “Evil Dead: The Musical” finally delivers the meta, parody-esque rendition we never knew we needed.

Review: Frank Ocean steps back into the scene with “DHL”

Review: Frank Ocean steps back into the scene with “DHL”

Chance Allen, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

In “DHL,” Ocean takes rap and converts it into an almost soft and soothing flow, yet still including powerful bass beats. Ocean uses his voice to show intense passion, enunciating every word as if it’s his last.

Review: Summer Walker’s “Over It” is an emotional rollercoaster we didn’t know we needed

Review: Summer Walker’s “Over It” is an emotional rollercoaster we didn’t know we needed

Ivia Rollins, Contributing Writer

October 27, 2019

Giving us raw, relatable emotions, Walker managed to work through a real-life situation in 18 songs. Like many other R&B artists of her generation, she took another step in the right direction for soulful music.

Review: Dermot Kennedy’s “Without Fear” demands attention from hip hop and acoustic fans alike

Review: Dermot Kennedy’s “Without Fear” demands attention from hip hop and acoustic fans alike

Serena Golden, Photography Editor

October 27, 2019

Kennedy’s debut album “Without Fear” culminates a decade between busking on the streets of Dublin and streaming to over 10 million monthly listeners on Spotify with heartbreaking honesty.

Review: Katina Bitsicas’ red thread of loss and longing

Review: Katina Bitsicas’ red thread of loss and longing

Ivy Clarke, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2019

Katina Bitsicas is the current visiting artist at Plunkett Gallery. Bitsicas’ exhibit, entitled “Revive,” explores themes centered around coming back to life even with death edging close. She uses the motif of red thread, commonly associated with human connection, to symbolize loss and longing.

Preview: 16th Annual Jazz and Art on Riverdale Festival

Preview: 16th Annual Jazz and Art on Riverdale Festival

Jules Tollett, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

October 23, 2019

The Jazz Association of Macon will be hosting the event Oct. 26. Every year, musicians, artists and patrons gather to listen to music, eat food and celebrate the diverse art culture of Macon. 

Review: Tall Girl is a cliché and eye-rolling experience

Review: Tall Girl is a cliché and eye-rolling experience

Mandi DeLong, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2019

The story conveyed is hardly a new one. Too many teenage romantic comedies feature an outcast girl who falls in love with the new student, deals with the antagonistic popular girl and has a childhood friend who is in love with her.

Review: Post Malone’s “Hollywood’s Bleeding” is changing the narrative for rap artists

Review: Post Malone’s “Hollywood’s Bleeding” is changing the narrative for rap artists

Chance Allen, Contributing Writer

October 14, 2019

Known for his striking facial tattoos and famous song, “Congratulations,” his new album showcases a more sincere and vulnerable side of himself. 

Review: Christie DeNizio creates abstract beauty in a world of chaos 

Review: Christie DeNizio creates abstract beauty in a world of chaos 

Natalie Yaeger, Lead News Writer

October 14, 2019

With the use of inspiration from famous works, drawings, postcards, tarot cards and other print materials, the details in DeNizio’s art are amazing. 

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