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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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First ever Koncert for Kids brings Mercer music to downtown Macon

First ever Koncert for Kids brings Mercer music to downtown Macon

Will Darragh, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017


Filed under City, Music, News

At the Koncert for Kids event, four Mercer artists performed, and audience members were asked to donate to charity by putting pocket money into the bucket of their favorite artist.

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J. Cole impresses with the same “Ville Mentality”

J. Cole impresses with the same “Ville Mentality”

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews, Showcase

Cole has been described as one of the most captivating artists in the industry due to his impressive lyricism and passionate topics.

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One Last Ride for Phife Dawg and The Tribe

One Last Ride for Phife Dawg and The Tribe

Jabril Edmondson, Contributing Writer

February 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

"A Tribe Called Quest has graced us with one final album in a period in which rap has completely changed."

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Townsend School of Music to host annual homecoming Kaleidoscope Concert

Townsend School of Music to host annual homecoming Kaleidoscope Concert

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer

November 2, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The Townsend School of Music will host its annual Kaleidoscope Concert on homecoming day, Nov. 5, in Fickling Hall. Various departments of the music school such as the organ, opera, and jazz departments will all be performing acts in different sections of the auditorium beginning at 11 a.m. David...

Mercer Wind Ensemble revs up for concerts in November

Mercer Wind Ensemble revs up for concerts in November

Elliot James, Staff Writer

November 1, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The Mercer University Wind Ensemble is preparing for back-to-back concerts with middle Georgia high schools in early November. The concerts, titled “Macon Music Across Middle Georgia,” will feature high school-level instrumentalists from Fayetteville and Warner Robins. Mercer instrumentalists will ...

Mercer University announces student of the year award

Mercer University announces student of the year award

Ireal James, Contributing Writer

April 28, 2016


Filed under Campus, Music

Devanshi Patel was awarded SGA’s Student of the Year 2016. Patel, who is from Charlotte, North Carolina, said she was grateful to receive the honor at the Student Leadership Awards, which were held Tuesday,  April 19.   “It’s a really big honor, and I really appreciate everyone who went out and ...

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