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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...

Mercer’s Senior Art Exhibit comes to the Tubman Museum

Mercer’s Senior Art Exhibit comes to the Tubman Museum

Camryn Jackson, Contributing Writer

April 18, 2018


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Mercer University will be hosting the senior art exhibit at the Tubman Museum in downtown Macon from April 27 through May 12. The exhibit will feature artwork in a variety of mediums from both the graphic design students and the fine art students. Ranging from vibrant skateboards to bar branding,...

“Cosi fan tutte” to bring high drama, heartbreak and laughter to Mercer

“Cosi fan tutte” to bring high drama, heartbreak and laughter to Mercer

Elliot James, Staff Writer

March 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Previews, Theater

Mercer University Opera brings hysterical laughter, love and deceit with their production of W. A. Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte” (Women are Like That). This rollercoaster journey with high drama and a lot of laughs take audiences through the love tale of two recently engaged couples. “Cosi fan ...

Who is performing at Bearstock 2018?

Who is performing at Bearstock 2018?

Rachel McBride, Contributing Writer

March 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Bearstock is here again and the lineup has been announced.  Mercer students and Macon residents can come see The Burnt Bridges, Caleb Brown, Some Kids, Kim Meeks, .95 Waves and Simeon perform in Tattnall Square Park on April 7 from 1-6 p.m. Here's a preview of some of the entertainment you can catch from...

Witness Mercer Theatre’s “God of Carnage”

Witness Mercer Theatre’s “God of Carnage”

Lisa Meskimen, Staff Writer

March 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews, Theater

Mercer Theatre’s final play of the semester, “God of Carnage,” is coming to campus the first week of April. After a childrens’ fight on the playground results in lost teeth, their parents must meet to make amends. Sounds straightforward enough, but Yasmina Reza’s play, which won the To...

Macon Pops heats things up for Mercer with Latin Concert

Macon Pops heats things up for Mercer with Latin Concert

Elliot James, Staff Writer

March 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Previews, Showcase

The Macon Pops orchestra is firing things up in Hawkins Arena on Friday with their end-of-season Latin concert. Titled “Latin Pop Revolution,” the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $14 for students and $24 regular price. Tickets can be purchased online from the Macon Pops webs...

Plunkett Gallery hosts new exhibit ‘Emerging Forms’

Jenna Eason, Editor-in-Chief

March 11, 2018


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment, Previews

The Plunkett Gallery in Hardman Hall at Mercer University will have its current exhibit called “Emerging Forms” up until Friday, March 23. The work in the exhibit was created by still life photographer Whitney Ott who graduated from Mercer University in 2008 as an English literature major with a p...

Big Bird Bash 2018 is bringing a unique sound to downtown

Big Bird Bash 2018 is bringing a unique sound to downtown

Ian Henshaw, Contributing Writer

February 22, 2018


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The Hummingbird Stage & Taproom and the Thirsty Turtle will be hosting this year’s annual Big Bird Bash on Feb. 24. The Big Bird Bash is a music festival that will feature bands from all around the south east. Both locations will open their doors at 4 p.m. and bands will begin performing at the...

Douglass Theatre presents film series for Black History Month

Douglass Theatre presents film series for Black History Month

Melissa Henriques, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018


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Throughout the Macon area, there are several things to do to celebrate Black History Month,  a month that strives to acknowledge African American contributions to society and honor the culture. Macon’s Douglass Theatre is showcasing African American culture and history of the arts by showing a film t...

Postmodern Jukebox is bringing their “energizing and electric” covers to the Grand

Postmodern Jukebox is bringing their “energizing and electric” covers to the Grand

Elizabeth Daniels, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Previews, Showcase

Coming to Macon Monday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m., Postmodern Jukebox will be performing in the Grand Opera House. “Many students’ impression of the Grand is that it’s old and stuffy and not for them,” Director of Arts Marketing Sarah Webster said. “But that’s just not true at all.” The ba...

Travel the skies with Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences

Travel the skies with Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences

Elliot James, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


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This Friday, travel the night with the Museum of Arts and Sciences’ monthly planetarium and observatory event. Sky Over Macon occurs on the fourth Friday of every month. It allows museum visitors the opportunity to watch a uniquely live planetarium show and take a glimpse of our solar system from a fe...

Mercer’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting brings holiday cheer

Mercer’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting brings holiday cheer

Aliyah Dorsey, Contributing Writer

December 4, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews, Showcase

The Student Government Association’s Heritage Life Committee is bringing in the holidays with Mercer’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting. The Heritage Life Committee is a separate committee on SGA that is devoted to planning all traditional Mercer events such as the Christmas Tree Lighting and ...

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