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Brothers Brax and Tate Bragg, two young Macon musicians who were killed in a car accident in 1999, have posthumously continued to contribute to Macon’s music scene. The Bragg Jam Music Festival, a Knight Arts grantee, was born as a tribute to the brothers, and has been attracting musicians to our town in their name […]

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The yellow spot is a star

Published on June 25, 2015 by in Dance, Miami, Music, Poetry

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“There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.”  ―Pablo Picasso This is my second summer working as a ‘master teaching artist’ in creative writing for ArtWorks, a six-week paid summer arts […]

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Taste of the Arts is a fundraiser that in the past has had themes like ‘A Red Carpet Affair’ and ‘Studio 54: A Night of Disco.’ This year’s event is influenced by the idea of Havana Nights. The objective of this benefit is for local arts groups to create a competitive dish for the taste […]

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The Akron Civic Theatre is going to give us a little bit of country and a little bit of rock-and-roll. On Friday, June 26, the theater, a Knight Arts grantee, is bringing singer-songwriters Hannah Thomas and Cheley Tackett to its intimate venue, The Club @ The Civic, where both audience and performers come together on […]

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Almost eight years ago, Pastor Keith Watson came to Macon and developed a faction of  New City Church. This concept of this faith consisted of setting up churches smack dab in the middle of cities. Before setting up shop, he embraced people who ranged from homeless to key political figures. As a matter of fact, […]

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The inaugural TransArt Festival, taking place through June 30, is a series of art installations, spoken word performances, poetry readings, documentaries and town hall meetings by, for and about the transgender community. Presented by The Betsy hotel in partnership with Unity Coalition, TransMiami, Gender Reel and the LGBT Visitors Center of Miami Beach, the festival […]

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Richard Wagner never quite got the theatrical effects he was looking for in his gigantic operas, mostly because he died in 1883, before the advent of cinema. But Carson Kievman is a little luckier than that: the founder and director of the SoBe Institute of the Arts in Miami Beach has benefited from today’s digital […]

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Macon has produced two significant poets: Sidney Lanier and John Oliver Killens. For almost 12 years, Poetic Peace Arts, a Knight Arts grantee, has sought to nurture that tradition by providing a stage for poets and other artists to express themselves in Macon. Although poetry is the essence of this grassroots movement, many people who […]

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Summer has long been a breather season for South Florida, a time to get some space on the beach or a table at a popular restaurant, or a chance to see just how much you can take it in August when the temperature really starts to climb and there are far fewer people to complain […]

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Although the Macon Film Festival, a Knight Arts grantee, will holds its main event from July 16-19, the programmers keep the organization’s mission alive throughout the entire year. During October 2014, the Macon Film Festival partnered with the Tubman Museum, Mercer University, Middle Georgia State College and Wesleyan to launch a series of free screenings and […]

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