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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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Since 2013, the Cherry Blossom Festival, a Knight Arts grantee, has hosted the Battle of the Bands event. If you’re imagining band members transforming their instruments into weapons and fighting on the football field, you have the wrong idea. This annual production allows high school marching bands from all over Middle Georgia to display their […]

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If you were born in the 1970s, more than likely, your teenage life was touched by music from Slick Rick. Nevertheless, many people of all ages and from different backgrounds have rocked out to the tunes of Slick Rick, also known as MC Ricky D, Rick the Ruler and Uncle Ricky. All of these nicknames for […]

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During the month of October at the SoChi Gallery, a sports collection of three-dimensional paintings created by the folk artist Monroe Jackson will be on display and for sale. As a craftsman, Monroe Jackson is better known as I. Root. Every since he was a young boy, he always flaunted his artistic talents. Once, he […]

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Every year, the storyline and theme of Spirits in October becomes more interesting. The whole concept of the guided tours captures the beauty of history, storytelling and theater that mesmerize the minds of the audience. Spirits in October educates and entertains our community. The production makes learning fun. Although it started out as a means […]

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In order to meet the budget, many Bibb County public schools have cut back or deleted art and music programs. This is one reason the Jazz Association of Macon’s mission to preserve jazz through participation, education and inspiration can be a driving force to keep jazz alive in our local schools. For almost a decade, […]

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One of the best outdoor happenings in Macon is the Second Sunday concert series. From April to October, the College Hill Alliance, a Knight Arts grantee, books a variety of artists to perform live in the corridor at the beautiful Washington Park on Magnolia Street. Even if the forecast calls for rain, the show still goes […]

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Today’s definition of hip hop can often be discouraging or disturbing. However, there is a reason to keep our faith in this genre, when it comes to young artists like Sabir. He is only 23 years-old, and his objective is to keep original hip hop alive. His lyrics are strong, and they hit hard. Most […]

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    From the end of every September until the Germany Unity Day, which falls on October 3, the original Oktoberfest takes place in Munich, Bavaria. Millions of people from all over the world make their way to this festival that started in the early 1800s. The Oktoberfest is known to last from 16 to […]

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Imagine one big day of hanging out at some campgrounds to attend a live concert, with Maryex and Gravey Jones blessing the stage with their live performances. Moreover, the concert is just a part of the day’s adventure. The whole family can hop in the RV, car or pickup truck that hitches a trailer for ATVs and dirt bikes. This […]

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If it were not for the age of navigation systems, or if you had not been to the Back Porch Lounge to a party or a show, you would pass the facility several times before realizing it’s your destination. This venue is a not an obvious fun spot. It’s adjacent to an older hotel, and […]

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