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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


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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 ...

Texas Songwriters Hall of Famer Robert Earl Keen comes to Macon for Christmas concert

Texas Songwriters Hall of Famer Robert Earl Keen comes to Macon for Christmas concert

Elliot James, Lead Writer

November 10, 2017


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Robert Earl Keen debuted his country music career in 1984 with “No Kinda Dancer.” The singer-songwriter has produced 18 full-length albums since then and was inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2012. He has not always been the festive type. “I was always a little skeptical of ...

Mercer Jazz Ensemble plays Latin favorites

Mercer Jazz Ensemble plays Latin favorites

Aliyah Dorsey, Contributing Writer

November 10, 2017


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To all lovers of live music, the Mercer Jazz Ensemble is having a Latin Jazz concert on Friday, Nov. 10 in Fickling Hall at 7:30 p.m. They will be performing styles such as Bossa Nova, a brazilian style which means “new trend” and is a fusion of samba and jazz, as well as Afro Cuban, an early jaz...

Townsend to host annual homecoming Kaleidoscope Concert

Blossom Onunekwu, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


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Saturday is homecoming game night, but do you really need to wait until the game to be entertained? The Townsend School of Music begs to differ. The annual Kaleidoscope concert is on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. in Fickling Hall. “We will conclude in plenty of time for tailgating,” said Stan...

Come soar with James and the Giant Peach

Come soar with James and the Giant Peach

Elliot James, Lead Writer

October 26, 2017


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Roald Dahl’s high-flying story James and the Giant Peach is coming to Mercer University next month. The musical adaptation of the famed children's novel will take place Nov. 1 through 5 at Tattnall Center for the Arts presented by Mercer Theatre. The play tells the tale of English orphan boy J...

Mercer Bearitones bring us Back to Black for Halloween

Mercer Bearitones bring us Back to Black for Halloween

Blossom Onunekwu, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017


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Mercer’s 3-year-old acapella group, the Mercer Bearitones, will have their second Halloween concert on Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. in Willingham. “It’s a Halloween concert, so there will be typical Halloween songs,” said Mary Marudas, the organization’s president. “But we will be singing songs not ne...

In town for Fall Break? Centenary Church hosting Artrepreneur Market

In town for Fall Break? Centenary Church hosting Artrepreneur Market

Aliyah Dorsey, Contributing Writer

October 6, 2017


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On Saturday October 7, the Centenary Macon Church will hold its second annual Artrepreneur Market for local Macon artists to  post booths selling their wares. The market will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on College Street. They will also have a lunch of homemade soup and sandwiches. Yvonn...

Mercer Singers for the win at Family Weekend Concert

Mercer Singers for the win at Family Weekend Concert

Elliot James, Lead Writer

September 27, 2017


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The whistle blows, and it is opening game for the Mercer Singers this Saturday. Mercer University's touring choir is set to begin their semester season with a concert during Family Weekend. The concert will be held Sept. 30 in Fickling Hall on Mercer's campus from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The concer...

Macon Fashion Week: Fashion in the Streets

Macon Fashion Week: Fashion in the Streets

Taylor Drake, Contributing Writer

September 15, 2017


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With New York Fashion Week in swing and new fall trends on the way, Mercer fashion enthusiasts may be itching for a fashion week of their very own. Have no fear fashionistas, Macon-Bibb county’s first ever fashion week is here, along with the annual Fashion in the Streets Festival. “We featu...

Mercer Educators to kick off the year in All-Faculty Gala

Mercer Educators to kick off the year in All-Faculty Gala

Elliot James, Staff Writer

August 24, 2017


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Mercer’s Townsend School of Music faculty will come together for a welcome back concert August 29. The event will include exclusive faculty-led performances for new and returning students.

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Macon welcomes the “Hart” of humor

Macon welcomes the “Hart” of humor

Melissa Henriques, Staff Writer

August 23, 2017


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Hart is bringing his comedic talent back to Macon and the city is roaring with excitement, so much that there was a second performance added to the tour. Hart will be performing in Macon Sept. 9 and Sept. 10 at 7 p.m.

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Mercer University Orchestra prepares for last performance of the year

Mercer University Orchestra prepares for last performance of the year

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer

April 27, 2017


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The Mercer University Orchestra will have their final performance of the year April 28. The group will be performing Antonio Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” and “Divertimento for Strings” by Curtis Bryant. Amy Moretti, Director of the McDuffie Center for Strings, said in an email, “The Vivald...

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