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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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Johnna Adams’ “Gidion’s Knot” in an immensely emotional play constructed for two women. The power of the drama gets its due and then some from actresses Jen Klika and Alanna Romansky at None Too Fragile Theater’s production of this play. Go see it. You’ll be glad you did. It’s hard to write about it, because to […]

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“The Mountaintop” attempts to examine the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with fresh eyes: a man wrestling with his already larger-than-life historical footprint, seen through the lens of the last night of his life – April 3, 1968 – and a chance encounter that quickly turns surreal. The play by Katori Hall […]

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  For almost eight years, Macon’s community has witnessed J.Shawn Durham perform a spoken word piece called “Lola.” He was very passionate when expressing the content of this particular work. When he would recite the piece, his thoughts were picturesque. You could definitely visualize all the scenarios he portrayed during his projection of this poem. […]

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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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Ah, the good old days. Actually they seem that way in Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse’s “Life with Father” being performed at Weathervane Playhouse, a Knight Arts grantee. Think about it. Set in a large Victorian house in the 1880s (which scenic designer Alan Scott Ferrall lays out resplendently, while costume designer Jasen J. Smith adds […]

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Jason Odell Williams’ smart and fresh comedy, “Handle with Care,” recently had a long run off-Broadway. Actors’ Summit, a Knight Arts grantee, got the rights to produce the play as the regional premiere of the work while the New York production was still live. That’s pretty cool. It’s an amazingly fun and beguiling comedy, getting […]

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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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