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“She Kills Monsters” comes to Mercer

“She Kills Monsters” comes to Mercer

Nicholas Wooten, Editor in Chief

November 8, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

The Mercer Players will present playwright Qui Nguyen’s “She Kills Monsters” at Tattnall Square Center for the Arts Nov. 10-13 and Nov. 17-20. Nguyen’s comedy chronicles the adventures of heroine Agnes Evans, a straight-laced high school teacher from a small town in Ohio, as she looks to soothe ...

Humor and heart combine in Rick Riordan’s latest mythological adventure

Humor and heart combine in Rick Riordan’s latest mythological adventure

Elizabeth Tammi, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

In Rick Riordan’s Norse-inspired trilogy “Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard,” a homeless Boston teenager saves his city — before promptly dying. But Magnus’s death is only the beginning of his crazy existence as he enters Valhalla, an afterlife designed for selfless warriors. Even if his lif...

American Horror Story’s latest season shrouded in mystery

American Horror Story’s latest season shrouded in mystery

Katie Atkinson, News Editor

November 4, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

“American Horror Story” has arisen from the grave that its former seasons had seemingly buried it in. While predecessors “Freak Show” and “Hotel” ultimately flopped, season 6 so far is a success — even though I’m still not sure about what’s really going on. “American Horror Stor...

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 ...

“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” introduces new threats in its fourth season

“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” introduces new threats in its fourth season

Langston Hughes, Contributing Writer

October 16, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

ABC has brought back Marvel’s hit television series “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” for its fourth season. The agents are back for another round, facing new dangers and encountering new threats. However, it might be more than what they bargained for. In the previous season, the agents were able to take down an anc...

Deceptively likable criminals steal hearts in ‘Crooked Kingdom’

Deceptively likable criminals steal hearts in ‘Crooked Kingdom’

Elizabeth Tammi, Contributing Writer

October 16, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

The streets of Ketterdam are plagued by crime and debauchery, and no one knows how to control them better than Kaz Brekker. After Kaz gathers a group of six delinquents off the street, they manage to pull off a harrowing heist, but when the gang is double-crossed at the last instant, they’re for...

Mercer’s Common Ground attends the Atlanta Pride Festival to celebrate love

Mercer’s Common Ground attends the  Atlanta Pride Festival to celebrate love

Jayla Moody, Staff Writer

October 16, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Atlanta, Galleries, Multimedia

Mercer’s LGBT-Straight alliance student organization Common Ground attended the 46th annual Atlanta Pride Festival to celebrate love with others in attendance. Cultural exhibits, comedy showcases, dance parties and other events were held throughout the city. The festival was Saturday, Oct....

‘Intimacies of Telephony’ on display in Plunkett Gallery

‘Intimacies of Telephony’ on display in Plunkett Gallery

Jenna Eason, Managing Editor

October 14, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Voicemails saved on a cell phone inspired Margaret Hart to create an art show called “Intimacies of Telephony” that is now on display in Hardman Hall’s Frances Sewell Plunkett Gallery. Hart’s creativity originated from voicemails left by her late mother. Hart said she was unable to get th...

Metropolitan Opera Live’s “Don Giovanni” to be broadcast at the Douglass Theater

Metropolitan Opera Live’s “Don Giovanni” to be broadcast at the Douglass Theater

Elliot James, Staff Writer

October 13, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, City

A broadcast of the world-renowned opera “Don Giovanni” will come to the Douglass Theatre live and in high definition on Saturday, Oct. 22. The Italian opera was composed by Mozart, with libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte. In conjunction with the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD series, “Don Giovanni” will...

Upcoming Mercer Orchestra concert to feature a “classic and a zinger”

Upcoming Mercer Orchestra concert to feature a “classic and a zinger”

Elliot James, Staff Writer

October 13, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Students and faculty from Mercer’s Robert McDuffie Center for Strings and the Townsend School of Music have been preparing for a full-length Mercer Orchestra concert over the course of the Fall semester. The concert will take place on Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the McCorkle Music Building in Fickling Hall...

Stop motion meets sentimentality in “Kubo and the Two Strings”

Stop motion meets sentimentality in “Kubo and the Two Strings”

Marianna Bacallao, Staff Writer

October 9, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Set in ancient Japan, the film “Kubo and the Two Strings” follows the story of a young boy who sets out on a journey to learn the truth about his missing father, his amnesiac mother and the grandfather he’s been running from his whole life. With a stunning soundtrack by Academy Award-winning composer Dar...

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