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What is the Macon Writers Group?

What is the Macon Writers Group?

Connor Cable

September 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Are you an aspiring writer that would like to show off some of their work to the Macon community? Then look no further than the Macon Writers Group. With all of the organizations in Middle Georgia, this group is one of the few that celebrates writing with plenty of others of the same interest, and also ...

Graduate programs involving music and performance from Mercer University

Graduate programs involving music and performance from Mercer University

Elizabeth Tammi, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 4, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Though the school year’s only just begun, it’s never too soon to consider what comes next. If you’re interested in pursuing a music or performance-related field at the graduate level, here are some advanced degrees offered by Mercer University.   Church Music, M.M.: Offered by Mercer’s...

How to Get Involved With Mercer’s Arts Organizations

How to Get Involved With Mercer’s Arts Organizations

Elizabeth Tammi and Julianna Tollett

August 26, 2018


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment, Music, Theater

If you’re new to campus, or maybe just interested in getting more involved on campus, Mercer University has several arts-related student organizations you can get involved in. MUSIC University Choir: The Townsend School of Music has several choral ensembles, some of which are audition-based. But ...

Grand Opera House gears up for fall season

Grand Opera House gears up for fall season

Elizabeth Tammi, Arts and Entertainment

August 25, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theater

This fall, Macon’s biggest theater will begin its 24th season. The Grand Opera House has a Broadway Series, and performances of “Spamalot” will occur on Nov. 14 and 15 at 7 p.m. In a press release, Grand Opera House Executive Director Gram Slaton said that “2019 is going to be the year w...

Movie Review: “Mission Impossible: Fallout” is a fast paced action film that cannot be missed

Movie Review: “Mission Impossible: Fallout” is a fast paced action film that cannot be missed

Connor Cable

August 24, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

There is no such thing as a “sure thing” in the movie industry. Every movie that is released comes with its inherent risks. All movies, from well-known franchises such as “Harry Potter” to indie movie releases, always have a chance of flopping at the box office as well as with the viewers. Th...

Summer Entertainment Review

Summer Entertainment Review

Connor Cable

August 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The summer of 2018 was really an exciting time in the world of entertainment. New movies broke box office records, musical artists took the world by storm and new television shows had us all binging like crazy. If you missed out on any of the awesome stuff that came through this summer, you’re in luck: ...

Summer Movie Tournament

Summer Movie Tournament

Connor Cable

August 22, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

After a whole summer’s worth of spicy movies, school is about to start back up and the season of blockbusters is coming to an end. So what better way to decide which film was the winner of summer than a tournament? We have decided to pit the summer’s top eight movies against one another and see who...

Welcome to the Macon arts scene

Welcome to the Macon arts scene

Elizabeth Tammi, Arts and Entertainment Editor

August 20, 2018


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment, Music, Theater

For Mercer’s newcomers, the city of Macon has plenty to discover, especially from an artistic standpoint. Read on to find how you can get in on the scene. MUSIC Macon has a storied history in the world of music, with bragging rights as an influential home to music legends like Otis Redding, Li...

Local theater opportunities in Macon

Local theater opportunities in Macon

Elizabeth Tammi, Arts and Entertainment Editor

August 18, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theater, Uncategorized

Macon is home to a handful of community theaters. If you’re interested in taking to the stage, helping out backstage, or maybe just going to see some performances, here are some upcoming local opportunities. Mercer University Theatre: Right here on campus, Mercer’s theater department has big plans for t...

Ant-Man and the Wasp: High Stakes, Low Risk

Ant-Man and the Wasp: High Stakes, Low Risk

Marianna Bacallao, Layout Editor

August 17, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

As the 20th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and the second Ant-Man installment, “Ant-Man and the Wasp” fits safely within the MCU formula. There are jokes, sometimes misplaced in climactic moments. There are cool fight scenes that are probably more destructive than productive. There are post...

Macon Film Festival to welcome college students with free entry and advanced film technology

Macon Film Festival to welcome college students with free entry and advanced film technology

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

August 15, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, City, News, Previews

The Macon Film Festival will return downtown this week for its 13th year, this time with Mercer University as its presenting sponsor. The festival features live screenings of independent films, question-and-answer sessions with filmmakers, after parties and celebrity guests. Students who present a college ID at the fes...

Film Review: A Quiet Place

Film Review: A Quiet Place

Lisa Meskimen, Staff Writer

May 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

In a scary movie, nothing is more unnerving than the stretch of silence before the murderer emerges from the dark. In the drama, thriller film “A Quiet Place,” out in theaters now, perpetual silence is necessary to survive—an accidental noise could cost you your life. John Krasinski and Em...

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