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Joey Stuckey Album Release Party

Joey Stuckey Album Release Party

Jules Tollett

March 11, 2019


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A man of many talents, Joey Stuckey is not only a Mercer graduate and professor of Music Technology at Mercer, but he is also a nationally recognized musician. Stuckey has released over six albums, has opened for several big name bands and is also the official music ambassador for Macon. To celebrate the...

Community arts center offers course in urban contemporary ballroom dancing

Community arts center offers course in urban contemporary ballroom dancing

Chas Pridgen

February 28, 2019


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The Mill Hill Community Arts Center is offering classes in urban contemporary ballroom dancing. The classes are taught by Rudy and Carolyn Mendes on Mondays from 7 - 9 p.m. The two instructors, both Macon locals, started taking classes in urban contemporary ballroom about seven years ago. They att...

Preview: Bibb County Schools Student art show

Preview: Bibb County Schools Student art show

Connor Cable

February 28, 2019


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Artwork by students of Bibb County Schools will be displayed at the seventh annual Bibb County Schools Student Art Show, which happens to be during March’s “First Friday” tradition in Macon. “This annual exhibit was started to celebrate Youth Art Month by recognizing the young artists in our c...

Mercer welcomes Eric Anderson for Frances Sewell Plunkett Lectures

Mercer welcomes Eric Anderson for Frances Sewell Plunkett Lectures

Connor Cable

February 28, 2019


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Eric Anderson is a visiting professor from the Rhode Island School of Design, and he recently visited Macon to speak at the fourth biennial Frances Sewell Plunkett Lecture Series in the Decorative Arts. The lecture series is an event that takes place every other year and is dedicated to the explor...

Awards Season Breakdown and Oscars Predictions

Awards Season Breakdown and Oscars Predictions

Connor Cable

February 12, 2019


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Awards season is coming to a close, and the 91st Academy Awards are almost here. For all of the movie lovers out there, awards season is a great time; we get to see which of our favorite movies are recognized for their greatness, and which ones are left behind. Nearly all of the major awards shows h...

“How to DIE YOUNG in Middle Georgia?: A Lifesaving Documentary” to premiere in Macon this month

“How to DIE YOUNG in Middle Georgia?: A Lifesaving Documentary” to premiere in Macon this month

Blossom Onunekwu

February 12, 2019


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Stacy Jenkins, founder of the production company Pop of Genius Films, is preparing for the showing of the company’s latest documentary, “How to DIE YOUNG in Middle Georgia?: A Lifesaving Documentary.” The documentary highlights crime, gun violence and death in the youths of Middle Georgia. J...

Drawn to Macon 2: Art Exhibit Returns

Drawn to Macon 2: Art Exhibit Returns

Jules Tollett

February 12, 2019


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The Macon Arts Alliance is hosting an art exhibit for the second year in a row named “Drawn to Macon 2”. The exhibit centers around the ideas of the different types of drawing, and mainly focuses on art that pushes the boundaries of what has previously been done. This exhibit features art from several local...

7 pieces of entertainment to look out for in spring 2019

7 pieces of entertainment to look out for in spring 2019

Chas Pridgen

January 29, 2019


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In a time where seemingly no one in Hollywood can have an original idea, all hope is not lost. There are still tons of cool new stories being produced by artists in all areas of creativity. Here is a list of some things to be on the lookout for in the spring of 2019. 1. Superhero Shenaniganry There are a lo...

Preview: Pink Poodles at February’s First Friday

Preview: Pink Poodles at February’s First Friday

Connor Cable, Lead Arts and Entertainment Writer

January 28, 2019


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Macon's monthly "First Friday" tradition is going to be pinker than ever in February. The Pink Poodle Parade will be the very first event of the year presented by the Think Pink Committee. This group has a number of events that will lead up to the Cherry Blossom Festival, and the first kick-off event h...

The Nutcracker of Middle Georgia: The Show and How it Came to Be

The Nutcracker of Middle Georgia: The Show and How it Came to Be

Madilyn Harrell

November 29, 2018


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While you may know the “Nutcracker of Middle Georgia” as a show full of mesmerizing dances and beautifully crafted sets, its start from scratch was quite different. The dream of a woman named Jean Evans Weaver, founder and artistic director emeritus, to localize Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet was just the ...

Townsend School of Music holiday concert preview

Townsend School of Music holiday concert preview

Chas Pridgen

November 29, 2018


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As the semester winds down to a close, the Townsend School of Music will finish 2018 with several exciting events. 1. A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols; Nov. 30 - Dec. 1, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. The 24th anniversary of this Mercer tradition will take place at the St. Joseph Catholic Church on Poplar St...

Preview: Macon-Raised Artist Molly Stevens to Host Album Release

Preview: Macon-Raised Artist Molly Stevens to Host Album Release

Maison Clouatre

October 8, 2018


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On Sept. 29, Macon-raised artist Molly Stevens will host a release show for her new album “Here & Now, Vol. 1” at the Society Garden starting at 9 p.m. The show is designed to make listeners “experience heart and soul, truth and a lot of fun,” Stevens said. She went on to say that the s...

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