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Most of us would like to think the world has pushed analog to a dark basement and replaced it all with digital. Nevertheless, that’s not the case. Compact CDs and mp3s could never take the place of the crackling sound of the needle as it runs across vinyl records. Although, record sales aren’t at a […]

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At the start of Minnesota Opera’s “The Magic Flute,” my friend leaned over to whisper in my ear: “I didn’t expect Mozart to be so psychedelic!” And trippy it is – this production, created by director Barrie Kosky and British theater group 1927, mines the richness of Mozart’s eccentric work by marrying live performance with […]

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Many artists have coined their talents as an exclusive hobby. Meanwhile, others realize they can generate worthwhile income from their artistry. Amplify is an initiative formed to teach creative individuals and organizations how to make money with their abilities. The Macon Arts Alliance, a Knight Arts grantee, has organized a model to assist all disciplines […]

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American Composers Forum’s newly launched NextNotes High School Composition Awards is noteworthy simply as a national contest dedicated to recognizing teenaged composers. Knight Foundation is the founding sponsor of NextNotes. When asked about the larger rationale for such a contest, Suzanna Altman, ACF’s Director of Education and Community Engagement, notes that “there is great societal benefit to recognizing […]

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The Western world grows more secular every day, but the rhythms of our concert season are still linked to large religious observances, with things generally wrapping up in early spring with the arrival of Passover and Easter. Two choral concerts this week are firmly in sacred Christian territory, and the Master Chorale of South Florida […]

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Last weekend, Tigertail’s month-long FLA-FRA (Florida-France Festival) produced “Come to the Edge,” a 12-hour reading of the works of famed French writer Apollinaire at the ArtCenter/South Florida on South Beach. I was given the opportunity, along with 23 volunteers, to read from his collected works in a semi-cozy, unused artist studio to a small audience […]

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The architectural design, which includes the columns, doors, stained glass, stairway, detailed cathedral ceiling, turret and faces on the chimney, makes the Library Ballroom one of the most beautiful buildings in historic downtown Macon. It was designed to be Macon’s first public library in 1889, with the first floor rented out to a coffin shop. […]

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Middle Georgia State College’s Student Life and Campus Activities departments are co-sponsoring an event that exhibits talent from their faculty, staff and students called the Knights of Talent Showcase, this Thursday, April 3 at 7 p.m. If you were a performer or host, your work had to be submitted digitally. This is a prime example […]

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“The Young Artist program was started at a time when many regional opera companies had decided to offer a training ground for young operatic talent,” said Julie Maykowski, head of the Florida Grand Opera’s Young Artist program. “The growth we have seen from the Young Artists this season has been extraordinary. They have a much […]

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Today’s young singers are a different breed, as are most classical musicians generally. It’s no longer the case that people who perform art music sneer at popular forms; indeed, it’s now almost a requirement that a classical performer show his or her range by making sure to branch out into popular forms. This past week, […]

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