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Mix a display of sculptures by a major West African artist with an art song recital, and what do you get? Something, perhaps, that’s half art exhibit and half concert, or maybe something that glides between the two worlds ably enough that an audience member would be unaware of any obvious joins between the two. […]

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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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Follow up the Labor Day weekend with rock and roll by going to see the group Wilco (with warm-up act Bahamas) at the Akron Civic Theatre, a Knight Arts grantee. Wilco is an award-winning Chicago sextet led by founder and singer/songwriter and guitarist Jeff Tweedy, with bassist John Stirratt , drummer Glenn Kotche, guitarist Nels Cline, […]

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School starts in just a week’s time, and our family’s making a mad dash to do all those summertime things we’ve not yet gotten to this year. One night this week, we want to hit Vali-Hi drive-in, just east of town in Lake Elmo. (Who could resist: three movies for the price of one, Armour […]

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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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David Sanborn is coming to the Akron Civic Theatre, a Knight Arts grantee. Now that’s a big deal, for Sanborn is not only a prolific saxophonist, but has a seeming legion of awards. During his lengthy career, 69-year old Sanborn has put out 24 albums of his music. He’s won six Grammy awards. That’s pretty […]

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Guillermo León Gómez brings sound, body and high tea to Inkub8 during the month of August. The FIU artist is midway through his residency at Inkub8, where he’s expanding his personal investigation into replication, consumerism and artificiality. Using sound and image, Gómez creates short, single-channel videos in which he uses every day items to investigate […]

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The French pop duo known as Daft Punk almost never perform anywhere without their robot helmets, preferring to see their music as the creation of an entity outside themselves as two young European men. But even they might be surprised to hear their music treated in an orchestral fashion, as the trumpeter, arranger and composer […]

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The games have begun! And so have a host of arts and cultural events in support of them. As Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown announced the beginning of the games at the opening ceremony of the international Gay Games (GG9) centered in Cleveland and Akron, arts and culture groups have come out (in their own artistic […]

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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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