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Three17 takes the winning title at Battle of the Bands the second time in a row

Three17 takes the winning title at Battle of the Bands the second time in a row

Thais Ackerman, Staff Writer

November 22, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist, Music

“It was crazy when we actually won,” said Justis Ward, acoustic guitarist and lead singer of Three17. The 5-man-band took home $1,000 and the first place title of Mercer’s annual music competition on Cruz Plaza for the second time Saturday night. Three17 won the same competition in October 2016....

Battle of the Bands 2017 brings out the bears

Battle of the Bands 2017 brings out the bears

Marianna Bacallao, Photo Editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Showcase

A crowd of people gathered around the stage in front of Stetson, bundled up in layers but still shivering from the cold. Bands took to the stage, one by one, each more different than the last, all performing for the chance to win QuadWorks’ Battle of the Bands. “I think it was definitely different from ...

Mercer Artist: Sarah Kate Sellers

Mercer Artist: Sarah Kate Sellers

Catherine Gumarin, Contributing Writer

November 14, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist, Music, Showcase

Mercer got a taste of a home-grown talent this October at Phi Mu’s Bonnamu event. Sarah Kate Sellers, a Macon native and freshman at Mercer, wowed the crowd with a mix of songs that showcased her southern roots and powerful voice. “Macon’s the home of southern rock. You got the Allman ...

Ty Dolla $ign continues to impress with “Beach House 3”

Ty Dolla $ign continues to impress with “Beach House 3”

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

November 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

There are a few artists that I vividly remember the first time I formally recognized their music. Freshman year, in my Sherwood Hall dorm, I was introduced to the artistry of Ty Dolla $ign. The first song my friend introduced me to was “Solid” off his debut album “Free TC.” What drew me ...

Townsend to host annual homecoming Kaleidoscope Concert

Blossom Onunekwu, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Previews

Saturday is homecoming game night, but do you really need to wait until the game to be entertained? The Townsend School of Music begs to differ. The annual Kaleidoscope concert is on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. in Fickling Hall. “We will conclude in plenty of time for tailgating,” said Stan...

Mercer Bearitones bring us Back to Black for Halloween

Mercer Bearitones bring us Back to Black for Halloween

Blossom Onunekwu, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Previews, Showcase

Mercer’s 3-year-old acapella group, the Mercer Bearitones, will have their second Halloween concert on Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. in Willingham. “It’s a Halloween concert, so there will be typical Halloween songs,” said Mary Marudas, the organization’s president. “But we will be singing songs not ne...

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...

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 ...

Mercer Singers for the win at Family Weekend Concert

Mercer Singers for the win at Family Weekend Concert

Elliot James, Lead Writer

September 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Previews, Showcase

The whistle blows, and it is opening game for the Mercer Singers this Saturday. Mercer University's touring choir is set to begin their semester season with a concert during Family Weekend. The concert will be held Sept. 30 in Fickling Hall on Mercer's campus from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The concer...

Summer 2017 Playlist

Summer 2017 Playlist

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

August 15, 2017


Filed under Music, Reviews

This summer in particular, there were a lot of great albums released that gave us some amazing singles. I’ve compiled my top 15 songs of the summer for your listening convenience.

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Mercer musicians prepare for historic Carnegie Hall performance

Mercer musicians prepare for historic Carnegie Hall performance

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer

February 18, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Music, Showcase

“We are very excited that our students are going to have the opportunity to perform in one of the greatest concert venues in the world,” said David Keith, Dean of the Townsend School of Music.

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