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Paramours, pranks and pistols: Mercer Players bring A Flea to her Ear to life

Sterling Neill, Staff Writer

September 28, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

“A Flea in Her Ear”—a dramatic work known for its hilarious absurdity and ludicrous circumstances—will be performed by the Mercer Players at Tattnall Square Center for the Arts from Sept. 24 to Oct. 4. The play focuses on misunderstandings between husbands and wives, affairs, a crudely na...

Latest “Mission Impossible” installment might be the best one yet

Latest “Mission Impossible” installment might be the best one yet

Marin Guta, Digital Editor

September 10, 2015


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Tom Cruise may be 54 years old, but it’s hard to tell in “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation,” in which Cruise clings onto an airplane as it takes off, swims underwater without an oxygen tank and enters a high-speed motorcycle chase. The box office giant film series, a spinoff from a 1960s...

“Beauty Behind the Madness” makes the ficklest Weeknd fans proud

“Beauty Behind the Madness” makes the ficklest Weeknd fans proud

Katie Atkinson, Contributing Writer

September 2, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews, Showcase

From behind the shroud of animosity, alternative R&B singer Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd, carefully worked for years to cultivate his distinct sound. Deemed a “no-hit wonder” by the likes of The New York Times, this Canadian crooner rose to popularity without becoming the darling of a famed re...

Magic Mike XXL garners audience approval

Magic Mike XXL garners audience approval

Amanda Barrentine, Business Manager

August 27, 2015


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Let’s be honest — most of us were disappointed with the first “Magic Mike.” Most who watched it probably wanted it to be straight sex and male objectification, but the producers decided to try to put in a story line, and it all went to hell. The good news is “Magic Mike XXL” was the movie that the fir...

‘Paper Towns’ shirks from blockbuster archetype

‘Paper Towns’ shirks from blockbuster archetype

Marin Guta, Digital Editor

August 14, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Uncategorized

The film adaptation of John Green’s “Pa- per Towns” satisfies Green’s fan base by preserving the book’s quirky charm and authenticity. The protagonist, Quentin Jacobson (Nat Wolff), or Q for short, lives in the suburbs of Orlando, Florida. In the beginning of the movie, Quentin explai...

Bearstock Rocks Tattnall Square Park

Bearstock Rocks Tattnall Square Park

Jackson Dillard

April 19, 2015


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As the 6th annual Bearstock began, Tattnall Square Park began buzzing with the life that comes every year with the free music festival. The mix of current and prospective Mercer students, as well as Maconites and high schoolers alike made for a diverse crowd that seemed more than ready to have a goo...

Serious Papier-Mache

Sarah Ugan

April 19, 2015


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Turning the ordinary into works of art seemed to be the theme of Plunkett Gallery’s most recent exhibition, entitled “Have You Ever Asked Me for Something That I, That I Wouldn’t Do?” The exhibition presented the works of Galen Olmsted and Budd Dees, who received MFAs from the University of Florida...

‘Macon Music’ calls for contributions from local artists

‘Macon Music’ calls for contributions from local artists

April 13, 2015


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Calling all Macon musicians! The chance for immense opportunities has landed itself at your feet. I’m talking about a new project to establish musical talent in Middle Georgia. The project takes the form of a CD compiling various artists across the region called ‘Macon Music.’ Shadow Sound...

Indie film ‘Not My Life’ documents reality of modern slavery

Indie film ‘Not My Life’ documents reality of modern slavery

January 30, 2015


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“Not My Life” is a wake-up call. There exists a reality about human trafficking that is largely unidentified by the majority of the population. It is ultimately a crime that stems from archaic social structures. Yet, the practice has survived and is substantially present every day, all around us. It...

Mercer Opera premieres Handel's 'Alcina' in Middle Georgia

Mercer Opera premieres Handel's 'Alcina' in Middle Georgia

Sarah Pounds

January 30, 2015


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Mercer University’s production of “Alcina” is the first time that this Handel opera has ever been performed in Middle Georgia, according to Mercer Opera’s music director, Dr. Richard Kosowski. Handel’s “Alcina” is an opera about a woman named Bradamante seeking her lost lover Ruggiero...

Subscription services save students time and money

Subscription services save students time and money

Taelor Rye

September 13, 2014


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As college students, we generally seek out the best deals that we can get on products that we regularly buy: snack food, grooming supplies and clothing, for example. Traditional purchase patterns require that we go to the supermarket or mall to pick up these items, but our busy schedules can sometimes...

Down by the Riverside brings live music to a place for the dead

Down by the Riverside brings live music to a place for the dead

Emily Farlow

September 8, 2014


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When Riverside Cemetery was established in 1887, it was meant to be more than just a place for the dead. Rural garden cemeteries, as they are called, were created on the outskirts of towns to be public parks for the living, as well as the final resting place for the dead. The Historic Riv...

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