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Want James Franco and Natalie Portman to come to Mercer? VOTE!

Want James Franco and Natalie Portman to come to Mercer? VOTE!

Kathleen Quinlan

March 5, 2011


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

James Franco, Natalie Portman and Danny McBride all star in the new film Your Highness. Eventful is hosting a contest that college students can vote in to have the film's premiere held at their campus. Franco, Portman and McBride will visit the winning school and attend the afterparty. Second to sixth-place schools win an advanced screening. SO VOTE! WE ALL LOVE JAME...

Macon’s newest club opens downtown

Macon’s newest club opens downtown

Eric Brown

February 23, 2011


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, City, News

Listen up, Mercer partiers: Macon’s downtown club scene is about to get a bit more wild and exciting as the city’s largest club first opens its doors at 9 PM on March 4th for Macon’s First Friday event. Element Nightclub, located at 425 Cherry St., aims to be Macon’s newest nightlife hotspot,...

Bearstock bands announced

Bearstock bands announced

Eric Brown

February 23, 2011


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

  UPDATE: Find more information on Bearstock here! Fans of Bearstock need wait no more. On Wednesday, Quadworks held a press conference to announce the three headlining bands at this year’s music festival. Headlining the event are electro-hop group 3OH!3, Atlanta-based rapper Roscoe Dash, and indie pop-rock act Parachu...

Your guide to: Surviving music festivals

Your guide to: Surviving music festivals

Eric Brown

February 23, 2011


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

TICKETS Always buy tickets from official websites. Skeezy looking ones can prove to be major rip-offs. Also be wary of buying from scalpers. Not only are they overpriced, they may misrepresent some crucial details. PLANNING At multi-stage festivals, there are always two or more bands playing at o...

Minority Report: Steve's top music picks

Minority Report: Steve's top music picks

Stephen Kearse

February 23, 2011


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single consumer, in possession of a moderate fortune ($10?), must be in want of good music. In the world of Biebers and Gagas and Waka Flocka Flames and Lady Antebellum (I actually know nothing about this group. There’s a reason this column is named ...

PHOTOS: Macon hosts 6th MAGA film festival

PHOTOS: Macon hosts 6th MAGA film festival

clusterads

February 23, 2011


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News

[singlepic id=41 h=390 w=weight float=none] Downtown Macon hosted the 6th annual MAGA film festival Feb. 17-20. The festival featured documentaries, student films, feature films, animation and much more. Events took place at The Cox Capitol Theatre, The Douglass Theatre and The Macon Marriott Center....

In search of low-fi punk rock

In search of low-fi punk rock

Beau Smith

February 23, 2011


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World was one of the most vexing, indulgent, awesome films I’ve ever seen. It was “an epic of epic epicness”, as the tagline goes. That being said, I know I am not the only one that wishes that Sex Bob-omb, the supposedly ‘terrible’ band of Pilgrim’s, was actually a real...

Miley Cyrus: no Disney princess

Miley Cyrus: no Disney princess

Kathleen Quinlan

February 23, 2011


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

  Miley Cyrus, who are you? No, seriously. Who are you?! Are you Miley Cyrus, Miley Stewart, Destiny Ray Cyrus, Miley Ray Cyrus or Hannah Montana? Or someone else? I think you’re about due for an identity crisis. I am just thinking about your baker’s dozen of personas.  Look, Miley Montana, I get...

‘Black Swan’ is a masterpiece

‘Black Swan’ is a masterpiece

Cameron Kunzelman

February 9, 2011


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

5/5 Bear Claws “Black Swan” is a slow roll into the deranged mind of a twentysomething ballet perfectionist with a little bit of hypersexuality thrown into the mix. That description is basically the best one that I can bestow on a film, and “Black Swan” hits all of my buttons in really specific ways. On the surface the film is about a young woman, Nina, wh...

Floco’s Modern Life

Floco’s Modern Life

Stephen Kearse

February 9, 2011


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

At approximately 2:52 p.m. every Friday afternoon, I feel it. By “it” I’m referring to that campus-wide anxiety “to do.” You know what I mean. You don’t really care what you do. You just want it to either a) not be homework or b) not be regrettable (if you withdraw from a class later i...

Here there be Little Dragon

Here there be Little Dragon

Stephen Kearse

February 9, 2011


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Masquerade is not my favorite venue. The bathrooms look like replicas of the bathrooms at Auschwitz, the bouncers are all middle-aged men with ponytails (isn’t that illegal?) and the crowd, no matter who is performing — be it hip-hop legend Pharoahe Monche or avant garde country artist Joe Nathan Tailor Swift (I made him up for the sake of this argument) —...

An interview with theKey

An interview with theKey

Eric Brown

February 9, 2011


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Mercer-based modern rock group theKey recently won the Georgia Lottery All Access Music Search. I sat down with guitarist Jonathan Wisdom to discuss the contest, musical influences and a new record. Eric Brown: So, tell me about how the band was founded. Who are your main influences? Jonathan Wisdom: Okay. The band got started at Mercer,...

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