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Artists you should be listening to

Artists you should be listening to

Chance Allen, Contributing Writer

September 25, 2019

From Lil Nas X to Raveena, each artist has their own unique style and cater to fans from all walks of life. Whether your musical taste varies from alternative and country, to R&B and soul, here is a list of artists you should be listening to.

Review: With “Lover,” Taylor Swift has finally grown up 

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Jules Tollett, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

September 12, 2019

Swift isn’t just writing pointed songs about her exes anymore but attempting to tackle more grown up topics like self-love, her mother’s illness and actually falling (and staying) in love. 

American Idol holds auditions in downtown Macon

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Kylie Brown, Contributing Writer

September 10, 2019

Cochran, Georgia, native Ashlynd Jolley was one of thousands who lined Cherry Street as early as 3 a.m. to sing their hearts out.

Preview: Singer-songwriter Lindsay Beaver comes to Macon

The Creek is located in The Rookery on Cherry Street.

Connor Cable, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

April 10, 2019

There aren’t many artists that sing, write their own music and play the drums-- all at the same time. However, this is exactly what up-and-coming artist Lindsay Beaver can do. Beaver is currently on tour in support of her most recent Album, “Tough as Love.” Beaver is a singer-songwriter with a passion...

Graduate programs involving music and performance from Mercer University

The Townsend School of Music on the Macon campus is housed in the McCorkle Music Hall. Photo by Addison Robinson

Elizabeth Tammi, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 4, 2018

Though the school year’s only just begun, it’s never too soon to consider what comes next. If you’re interested in pursuing a music or performance-related field at the graduate level, here are some advanced degrees offered by Mercer University.   Church Music, M.M.: Offered by Mercer’s...

5/4 Music Space to empower Macon Musicians

Andrew Eck, 5/4 Music Space Co-owner, stands next to historical piano at the business' brick in mortar on Walnut Street.

Ireal James, Staff Writer

April 14, 2016

The 5/4 Management Group, who recently launched 5/4 Music Space on Walnut Street in Macon, Georgia, is seeking artists who are interested in enhancing their musical talents in a major way. 5/4 Management Group is a team of music professionals who collaborate to serve the developmental needs of new ...

Mercer Wind Ensemble to perform ‘April Showers Bring Musical Flowers’

The Mercer Wind Ensemble will be playing with Central and Westside High School Symphonic Bands in April Showers Bring Musical Flowers.

Elliot James, Staff Writer

March 30, 2016

The Mercer Wind Ensemble is teaming up with Westside and Central High schools for a special concert Tuesday, April 12. The concert will be held at Central High School’s auditorium. It will begin at 7:30 p.m., and admission is free and open to the public. The concert has been titled “April ...

Bear Day Brass concert to change location to Fickling Hall

Mercer's Brass Choir will be playing a special Bear Day Brass concert on April 8 at 10:00am.

Elliot James, Staff Writer

March 30, 2016

The Mercer Brass Choir concert that is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 8 — titled Bear Day Brass — has been moved from the McCorkle Music Building patio to Fickling Hall inside the music building. This event is free and open to the public. “It will be bombastic,” said Douglas Hill, Mercer professor ...

Mercer Artist: Mattias Palm

Mattias Palm is a senior double bass player with a performance major at Mercer University.

Jenna Eason, Photography Editor

February 25, 2016

Half-Swedish, half-Danish Mattias Palm came to Mercer University to become a double bass performance major. With both parents playing for orchestras, Palm began his training on the double bass at the age of 9. “I’ve always wanted to be that as well, an orchestra musician,” Palm said. P...

‘Spring Fever’ cabaret to welcome the season at the Townsend School of Music

Mercer University vocal studies chair and director of opera, Martha Malone, is bringing Spring Fever to Macon, Georgia on March 1.

Elliot James, Staff Writer

February 25, 2016

On March 1, warmer weather will be ushered in with “Spring Fever,” the Townsend School of Music's latest faculty artist recital. This faculty-led cabaret will be performed on campus at Fickling Hall in the McCorkle Music Building. The event is free and open to the public. This event invites t...

Organist Christa Rakich to perform next in the Joan Stockstill Godsey concert series

Christa Rakich to play the world premiere of Fantasia on Salve Regina at the Joan Stockstill Godsey Concert Series on February 26.

Elliot James, Staff Writer

February 24, 2016

Renowned organist Christa Rakich will perform the world premiere of Margaretha Christina de Jong’s “Fantasia on Salve Regina” (2016) as part of Mercer University’s Joan Stockstill Godsey Concert Series, beginning Feb. 26. The concert will be held at Christ Episcopal Church in Macon at 7:30 p.m. Th...

Mercer Artist: Denzel Washington, composer

Ireal James, Contributing Writer

January 28, 2016

Born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in the small community of Waycross, Georgia, Denzel Washington always had big musical aspirations. But it was not always clear what career he wanted to pursue in the field. Now a junior at Mercer majoring in music with a minor in Christianity, Washington’s musical...

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