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The Knight Arts program is now seeking grant opportunities in Macon that can create transformational and sustainable change through artistic excellence and collective cultural experiences. If you’re interested in learning more about working with Knight in the arts, please contact Program Director Beverly Blake.

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In this day and age, the process of creating art is not just left to the professionals. Many organizers are producing public and private paint parties all over the place. These painting soirees have the coolest names, like Drink and Ink, Whimsy & Wine, and Sip & Stroke to name a few. The fundamental concept […]

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For many, the first thought that comes to mind when someone mentions the word ‘hack’ is crime. However, the context of the word has more of a positive connotation than some people are aware of. In fact, hacking may have started off as a good thing until it was used to do bad things. Now […]

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Approximately three hours away from Macon, there’s a town called Oakway, South Carolina. Many people who were not close friends with Sean Pritchard may find it hard to believe he’s not from Macon. The time he has dedicated to this city by creating springboards for local and distant indie musicians has been amazing. Pritchard is […]

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For those who have never witnessed a Macon Pops concert, you will definitely be in for a treat when you get your chance–just imagine the typical orchestra setting with a new-age flair. The Macon Pops season is coming to a close on February 28, when you can experience this ensemble of about 40 musicians as […]

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During the last weekend in February, the Macon-Bibb County Parks and Recreation Department has teamed up with A Labor of Love, Macon-Middle Georgia Black Pages and Helping Hands Community Outreach to present a production called “Our Story (Black History) Weekend” at the Frank J. Johnson Community Center. While so much negativity is on the forefront of […]

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Mardi Gras live in downtown Macon

Published on 10 February 2015 by in Dance, Macon, Music, Theater

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Quite often, when we think of Mardi Gras celebrations, New Orleans instantly comes to mind. Nevertheless, the first Mardi Gras bash in this country was held in Mobile, Alabama. Today, many cities organize their own custom Mardi Gras sprees. Experiences while taking part in Mardi Gras festivities include catching beads thrown at you from parade […]

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By Leslie Graham, Macon Arts Alliance Amplify, a program of the Macon Arts Alliance, is connecting a network of creative entrepreneurs and professionals in the middle Georgia area. Creatives can join this network through two levels of membership, a basic creative membership and a “level 2” membership. Casie Trace, a Macon illustrator and Amplify member, […]

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String art class offered at East Macon Park

Published on 09 February 2015 by in Macon

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At the moment, we are living during a time where it’s popular to “do it yourself” – also known as DIY. Almost everyone is into using their hands to make crafts or grow gardens. Many people who use and practice this concept are referred to as makers. During some point in all of our lives, […]

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The first thought that comes to my mind when I think of comics is “Archie.” I was about 10 years old when I was introduced to this comic strip, and every time my family went to the grocery store, I would toss the latest issue in the cart. More than anything, I was all into […]

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The McDuffie Center for Strings is a society of the Mercer’s Townsend School of Music that aims to teach a maximum of 26 outstanding musicians at a time. Besides being a performing arts organization that focuses on music, Robert McDuffie, a native of Macon and globally-known violinist, says the McDuffie Center for Strings was also created […]

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