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Artists you should be listening to

Artists you should be listening to

Chance Allen, Contributing Writer

September 25, 2019

From Lil Nas X to Raveena, each artist has their own unique style and cater to fans from all walks of life. Whether your musical taste varies from alternative and country, to R&B and soul, here is a list of artists you should be listening to.

Preview: Macon Wine and Arts Festival to feature boozy bake sale, celebrity chefs, cocktails and more

Preview: Macon Wine and Arts Festival to feature boozy bake sale, celebrity chefs, cocktails and more

Jules Tollett, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

September 25, 2019

The Festival was created by the Macon Arts Alliance in order to bring more attention to the art community in Macon and to draw people together.

Review: With “Lover,” Taylor Swift has finally grown up 

Review: With “Lover,” Taylor Swift has finally grown up 

Jules Tollett, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

September 12, 2019

Swift isn’t just writing pointed songs about her exes anymore but attempting to tackle more grown up topics like self-love, her mother’s illness and actually falling (and staying) in love. 

Growing “podcast culture” on Mercer’s campus

Growing “podcast culture” on Mercer’s campus

Chance Allen, Contributing Writer

September 11, 2019

Podcasts are becoming very popular in the entertainment industry, and they have definitely made their way onto Mercer's campus.

The 1975’s new political songs mark new era 

The 1975’s new political songs mark new era 

Christian Watson, Contributing Writer

September 10, 2019

It’s easy to sing about teenage heartache normally, but we’re in fundamentally abnormal times; The 1975 gets this. And as a result, their message is resonating.

American Idol holds auditions in downtown Macon

American Idol holds auditions in downtown Macon

Kylie Brown, Contributing Writer

September 10, 2019

Cochran, Georgia, native Ashlynd Jolley was one of thousands who lined Cherry Street as early as 3 a.m. to sing their hearts out.

Mercer Artist: Visual artist Avery Lario is finding balance between science and art 

Mercer Artist: Visual artist Avery Lario is finding balance between science and art 

Jules Tollett, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

September 10, 2019

While some people think that there is really no way for a person to be involved in both art and science, Lario has found that her science classes have helped her art. 

Review: Disney’s “The Lion King” offers realistic animation within a classic film

Review: Disney’s “The Lion King” offers realistic animation within a classic film

Caitlyn Patton, Layout Editor

August 13, 2019

Since this was a live-action remake, the most obvious change was the visual quality -- the scenery is absolutely stunning. Between the music and opening scene, I was left with goosebumps.

Review: Amazon’s “The Boys” is a unique experience in a world oversaturated with superheroes

Review: Amazon’s “The Boys” is a unique experience in a world oversaturated with superheroes

Chas Pridgen, Copy Editor

August 13, 2019

The world loves superheroes: they're the good guys, and they always save the day. Amazon’s “The Boys” takes this concept and throws it out the window.

Mercer Artist: Vanae Hatcher

Mercer Artist: Vanae Hatcher

Nadia Pressley, Arts & Entertainment Editor

August 13, 2019

When she came to Mercer her freshman year, junior Vanae Hatcher had a goal -- she wanted to get a degree that would allow her to get a job helping people. She discovered art psychotherapy, the use of creativity to help people express themselves and their emotions through art.

Mercer Theatre to present interactive improv show

Mercer Theatre to present interactive improv show

Nadia Pressley, Arts & Entertainment Editor

August 12, 2019

When Martin Noyes was looking for his next career move, he decided to combine the two things he loves most -- theatre and Dungeons & Dragons. Noyes will bring his two passions together as he returns to Tattnall Square Center for the Arts to present his show, “The Blessed Demon,” in August.

Review: Jordan Peele’s “Us” is unsettling in its honesty concerning America

Review: Jordan Peele’s “Us” is unsettling in its honesty concerning America

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer

April 23, 2019

“Us” takes Peele’s knack for social commentary within horrific storylines to an entirely new level.

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