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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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Every genre of music in the world can create some type of line dance. In America, you can definitely find a group dance associated with songs ranging from country to soul. Line dances have become so popular that people are trying to break records in the categories of attendance and the duration. If you wonder […]

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The behavior and characteristics of nature are amazing. Colors are created without crayons, markers or paint. Some species change colors to camouflage their look, in order to stay alive. From archaea to humans, so many life forms exist. We all serve some type of purpose. For example, the butterfly cross-fertilizes, devours nectar and water plus serves as grub […]

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This weekend on August 16 and 17, the Macon Symphony Youth Orchestra will be holding auditions for the 2014-15 season. This is a great opportunity for aspiring young musicians who live in Macon and the surrounding Middle Georgia area to qualify for the Macon Symphony Youth Orchestra. Approximately 80 young people from age eight to 18 make up […]

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The Delta blues is to Kansas like southern rock is to Georgia. August 22 at 8 p.m., Moreland & Arbuckle, natives of Kansas, will be the featured performers for the Blues and Brews concert series presented by The Outlaw 100.9 FM radio station at the Cox Capitol Theatre on 382 Second Street. Aaron Moreland and […]

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  Cemeteries seem like the last place you would go to enjoy live music, vendors and food. However, the Riverside Cemetery and Conservancy, a Knight Arts grantee, has changed that perception for many people. First of all, this is not the only type of fundraiser they have produced to create funds and draw people to […]

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By Roger Riddle, Macon-based writer For 15 years, summer in Macon has been synonymous with Bragg Jam, a music festival that uses multiple stages and venues to celebrate the lives of two local musicians, Brax and Tate Bragg. A tragic car accident in 1999 took the lives of the Bragg brothers and left a hole […]

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On August 16, 2003, William Michael Weaver left this earth under tragic circumstances. In honor of his life being sacrificed, his family and friends created Weaver’s Weekend. Although William Michael Weaver, better known as Mike, lived a short life, he was cherished by many. Every since August 2004, a Mike Weaver Award has been presented to […]

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This August marks 11 years of Poetic Peace Arts producing open mic sessions at local bars, coffeehouses, galleries and many other venues around town. Through the years, this literary movement has encouraged many artists to perform and teach such talents as oratorical and writing skills to young people and adults. These programs take place at […]

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While some cities have a cultural arts department, the Macon Arts Alliance, a Knight Arts grantee, partners with Macon-Bibb County as an arts agency that serves the same purpose. Each year, they hold a fundraiser where our 60 plus arts’ organizations are invited to prepare dishes for competition. This year’s theme is centered around disco, and […]

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A back-to-school concert and fun day  on Saturday, July 26, will mark the unofficial end of summer vacation for local youth, with the first day of class for Bibb County schools fast approaching on Aug. 1. The event, produced by Al Tillman Unity-N-Community, will be hosted by SpongeBob Squarepants and feature the OMG Girlz as […]

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