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With funding from the Knight Foundation, the Center for Applied Theatre and Active Culture (CATAC) laid out its plans to create, produce and present a three-part theater piece called “The Devil’s Milk.” The trilogy focuses on the history of Akron, specifically as related to the rubber industry and trade. The New World Performance Laboratory, one […]

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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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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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“O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A. Oklahoma. OK!” Actually, it was more than okay. During the opening weekend of Weathervane Playhouse‘s production of “Oklahoma,” members of the audience were on their feet at the end of the three-hour play following the rousing rendition of the title song. It’s small wonder, for under Sarah Elaine Bailey’s direction and choreography, and Sharon […]

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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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The Akron Civic Theatre is eagerly fulfilling its goals of bringing area residents into the theater and, even more interestingly, of putting local talent on the stage. One way that the Knight Arts grantee is accomplishing this is by producing the fourth annual All-City Musical, which, according to Executive Director Howard Parr, will be “Shrek […]

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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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Francois Sagat Zombie make up

Last summer I became obsessed with “Face Off,” the competitive reality show on the Syfy Channel. Every week the producers challenge special effects makeup artists to create magical and sometimes spectacularly haunting characters based on a theme. At the end of the season, one winning artist walks away with $100,000 and, most importantly, a huge jump-start […]

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  The Macon Arts Alliance, a Knight Arts grantee, will hold its 3rd Annual Arts Advocacy Breakfast on June 4, beginning at 7:30 a.m. This early-morning program provides a platform for local artists to display their talents. At the beginning, a light breakfast is served for attendees to network and socialize. Afterward, scheduled individuals and […]

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