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“I Decided” Big Sean is a formidable rap talent

“I Decided” Big Sean is a formidable rap talent

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

February 22, 2017


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Sean Michael Leonard Anderson, aka Big Sean, is well known for his solo singles as well as extremely popular duets with artists such as Ariana Grande and Jhene Aiko. He released his fourth studio album on Feb. 3, “I Decided.,” looking to re-establish his rugged solo style. As a general music e...

This year’s ‘Emerging Artists’ display debuts at the Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences

This year’s ‘Emerging Artists’ display debuts at the Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences

Marianna Bacallao, Staff Writer

February 22, 2017


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The Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences unveiled its newest art exhibition Feb. 3, a collection of works aptly called “Emerging Artists.” It is the museum’s fifth showcase of its kind. This new installment houses over 40 art pieces from seven artists across the southeastern United States. From ...

“The Lego Batman Movie” lightens up the Dark Knight

“The Lego Batman Movie” lightens up the Dark Knight

Emily Harvey, Staff Writer

February 22, 2017


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From its opening shot until the last credit rolls, “The Lego Batman Movie” is energetic, witty and just plain fun. As the successor to the 2014 hit, “The Lego Movie”, this film had high expectations. With a star-studded cast, major studio funding and state-of-the-art animation, this mov...

J. Cole impresses with the same “Ville Mentality”

J. Cole impresses with the same “Ville Mentality”

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017


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Cole has been described as one of the most captivating artists in the industry due to his impressive lyricism and passionate topics.

“La La Land” is a new movie with an old soul

“La La Land” is a new movie with an old soul

Emily Harvey, Staff Writer

February 7, 2017


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Inspired by Hollywood’s Golden Era, director Damien Chazelle channels classic movie musicals in a modern day romance starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. Like its execution, an expression of old and new, “La La Land” manages to find balance by thoroughly exploring the two sides of life. It cele...

One Last Ride for Phife Dawg and The Tribe

One Last Ride for Phife Dawg and The Tribe

Jabril Edmondson, Contributing Writer

February 5, 2017


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"A Tribe Called Quest has graced us with one final album in a period in which rap has completely changed."

The Gondoliers makes a splash for Macon audiences

The Gondoliers makes a splash for Macon audiences

Elliot James, Staff Writer

January 25, 2017


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Audiences at the Mercer performance laughed out loud, listened attentively and gave a roaring applause at the end of show.

‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’ satisfies fans’ dreams

‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’ satisfies fans’ dreams

Laurel Huster, Staff Writer

December 3, 2016


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“Gilmore Girls” fans were able to return to Stars Hollow when Netflix premiered its four-episode revival of the show on Nov. 25.

‘Arrival’ captivates with exceptional writing and incredible performances

‘Arrival’ captivates with exceptional writing and incredible performances

Will Darragh, Staff Writer

December 3, 2016


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Unlike other action-based sci-fi movies, “Arrival” captivates without using a series of high-intensity action scenes with advanced technological weapons. Instead, it presents a story that speaks to the mind and to the soul.

Tears of joy from D.R.A.M.’s “Big Baby D.R.A.M.”

Tears of joy from D.R.A.M.’s “Big Baby D.R.A.M.”

Jabril Edmondson, Contributing Writer

November 23, 2016


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The artist behind “Broccoli” and “Cha Cha” has come out with more than two songs. On Oct. 21, Atlantic Records artist Shelley Marshaun Massenburg-Smith, a.k.a. D.R.A.M., released his first studio album entitled “Big Baby D.R.A.M.” His single “Broccoli” has already gone double...

Little Mix’s “Get Weird” serves up an emotionally charged experience

Little Mix’s “Get Weird” serves up an emotionally charged experience

Ashley Antoine, Staff Writer

November 15, 2016


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Little Mix, made up of members Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jesy Nelson, was put together in the eighth season of the UK’s “The X Factor,” and the group went on to win the competition. The group now has three albums, “Salute,” “DNA” and “Get Weird,” and is ...

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


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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...

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