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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. 

Mercer Artist: New professor named Poet Laureate of Georgia

Mercer Artist: New professor named Poet Laureate of Georgia

Jules Tollett, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

October 13, 2019

“You hear a lot of no’s,” Rathburn said. “It’s kind of like talking into the void … does my voice matter?”  Rathburn found that her voice does matter.

Off-Broadway production of “Frozen” comes to Macon 

Off-Broadway production of “Frozen” comes to Macon 

Jules Tollett, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

October 13, 2019

Being one of the first theatre groups to produce “Frozen, Jr.,” Theatre Macon has gained some celebrity attention. Brooklyn Nelson, the actor who plays young Elsa in the original Broadway production of “Frozen,” sent a short, 13-second video to Theatre Macon to wish them good luck during the run of their show. 

Mercer Music at Capricorn to open with events in December

Mercer Music at Capricorn to open with events in December

Serena Golden, Photography Editor

October 10, 2019

Once a recording spot for iconic groups such as the Allman Brothers Band and Wet Willie, the dilapidated Capricorn Records building saddened Macon’s rock fans for years. Now the studio will open for a second time this December.

Review: The Lumineers’ visual album “III” explores the horrors of substance abuse

Review: The Lumineers’ visual album “III” explores the horrors of substance abuse

Samantha Homcy, Contributing Writer

October 10, 2019

“III” isn’t just an album, it’s an artistic masterpiece, and it sticks with the listener until long after the final track.

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