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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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Each month, Historic Macon presents an author to speak on his or her literary work. The writer engages the audience by discussing, reading and signing their books. The salon series are named in honor of the late and legendary Sidney Lanier. Although he’s widely known as a a poet, Lanier was a writer, musician and so much more […]

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E Everybody looks forward to First Friday in downtown Macon. There’s a plethora of fun to enjoy including food, music and spirits. A lot of the venues book live musicians for this once-a-month event because it’s an extraordinary night that generates an economic boost to the community. Many cities around the United States have a […]

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Paint parties for all ages

Published on 25 August 2014 by in Macon

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It doesn’t matter what kind of occasion is going on, Shelly English and Virginia”Ginny” Walker will find a way to incorporate paint into the program. They are a daughter and mother force dedicated to making sure people of all ages embrace the art of painting. Not long ago, they started a movement called Whimsy & […]

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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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