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Macon Arts Alliance (a Knight Arts grantee) and The 567 Center for Renewal (a Knight Arts grantee) both opened new exhibits on this past First Friday in January. Macon Arts Alliance featured a solo exhibit of paintings by Monica Stevens. The 567 featured a group exhibit of pencil and colored pencil drawings. Stevens’ exhibit is […]

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The Sidney Lanier Cottage, birthplace of poet Sidney Lanier, is owned by Historic Macon Foundation. In honor of his legacy, Historic Macon established the Lanier Center for the Arts, which hosts workshops, literary events and book signings at the Cottage called Sidney’s Salons. The next salon in the series will be held Tuesday, January 14 […]

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“A Grand Mercer Christmas” debuted on Georgia Public Broadcasting Tuesday night and will be aired on PBS stations across the nation during the holiday season. The special will be rebroadcast on GPB on December 20 and 24 at 7 p.m. The program, which was recorded over two evenings in 2012, features students and faculty of […]

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A special performance of Chuck Leavell and Friends will be held at the Cox Capitol Theatre on Saturday, December 21. The event is a benefit for the Allman Brothers Band Museum and the kick-off of a concert series partnership between the museum and the theater’s management, the Moonhanger Group. Chuck Leavell is one of the […]

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With less than two months until the 9th Annual Macon Film Festival (MaGa), big changes are afoot. In mid-October, festival organizers hosted a reception at the SoChi Gallery in downtown Macon to announce new board members and a new mission statement. Late Monday night, MaGa Board President Terrell Sandefur announced that the festival was hiring […]

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When Steve Moretti and Matt Catingub announced Macon Pops in September, Catingub said that the combination of a pops orchestra with food, drink and dance would make every concert an event. If the success of the second installment in Macon Pops’ first season is any indication, he was underestimating the possiblities. Saturday’s concert featured holiday […]

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For the third year in a row, The 567 Center for Renewal (a Knight Arts grantee) will host the Fall Student Art Exhibition of Middle Georgia State College (formerly Macon State College). Students from the Macon campus and Cochran Campus (formerly Middle Georgia College) will exhibit together. An opening reception will be held on First […]

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Wini McQueen is a Macon-based textile artist who creates colorful works of art using fabric and dyes. On Wednesday, December 4, McQueen will discuss her recent trip to the Ivory Coast and the history of textiles in that area as part of the Sidney’s Salons lecture series. The series is presented by the Lanier Center […]

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On November 18, Macon Arts Alliance hosted “Writing about Writing,” the second in a series of six symposia in the Art Matters Symposium Series. The event, featuring a panel discussion about literary arts and literary criticism, was held at the Sidney Lanier Cottage in Macon. The free event, co-sponsored by Historic Macon Foundation and Crossroads […]

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Local arts events will slow down this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday, but activity will quickly resume next week. Dec. 6 will be the final First Friday of the year and several art openings are on the schedule. Among these, the Contemporary Arts Exchange will host two exhibits as part of its First Friday […]

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