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    It’s been almost 80 years since Macon hosted its first soap box derby. These multipurpose races involve design, science and sportsmanship, and they’ve been held in the city on an on-again, off-again basis throughout the decades. In 2009, the Magnolia Soap Box Derby was started in conjunction with the College Hill Alliance, a Knight Arts […]

    Article · April 7, 2015 by

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    Discover the “Elements of Hip Hop” during April’s First Friday Hip Hop Ensemble at Fresh Produce Records. One of the most eclectic places in downtown Macon happens to be a Knight Arts grantee called Fresh Produce Records. Everything outside of the norm definitely happens at this business venue. You may be strolling down Martin Luther […]

    Article · March 25, 2015 by

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    Each year, The 11th Hour, a local newspaper that covers Middle Georgia, produces a Readers Choice Awards ceremony to recognize key players who make up the community, dining and entertainment scenes. This year’s award concert and presentation will take place on April 11th. One of the categories generating the most buzz and anticipation is the competition for […]

    Article · March 23, 2015 by

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    “Four Broke Guys” Live at the Douglass Theatre on March 20 and 21. This is the time of year where the whole town is painted pink in Macon. From March 19 to April 4, at least 50 events occur in the name of Cherry Blossom time. Through the years, the organizers have altered the programming […]

    Article · March 18, 2015 by

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    Stained Glass 2015 concert features James Weldon Johnson’s God’s Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse at the Grand Opera House. Nearly two decades into the 20th century, James Weldon Johnson began to create a collection of seven poems called God’s Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse, which have been artistically expressed by many individual and […]

    Article · March 11, 2015 by

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    Auditions for Macon the Stage: Artistic Expo will be held at Fresh Produce Records on March 21. A sometimes forgotten piece of American history is that many states in our nation, including Georgia, were formed from the labor and minds of servants sent here to work in penal colonies. Some of these individuals became key players […]

    Article · March 9, 2015 by

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    Macon Action Plan Open House at Cox Capitol Theatre on First Friday March 6. During the last quarter of last year, the Macon Action Plan’s committee made a call for residents of Macon’s community to participate in online and in-person surveys for their ideas on development in Macon’s urban core. Many people shared their visions […]

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    Drink and Ink at the 567 Center for Renewal on March 7. In this day and age, the process of creating art is not just left to the professionals. Many organizers are producing public and private paint parties all over the place. These painting soirees have the coolest names, like Drink and Ink, Whimsy & […]

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