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The Allman Brothers Band finally come to town
penned a famous blues tune “Lying in Hell in the Twiggs County Jail”. When we told Ward that Dickey was there, and reminded him who Dickey was, he was quick to introduce him from the stage as “Rickey Betts.” No matter. Dickey grabbed a guitar and proceeded to burn the club to the ground with some old and new material. By the time he stopped, one friend had been pick-pocketed, and several of us were drowning in our own sweat. Dickey came up to me and asked me to come outside with him, where we sat on the hood of an old Lincoln Continental, (I’ll never forget it had a Waffle House application on the dash) and talked about everything, from where it all began, to how it all ended. At the end of the night, he stood in the gravel parking lot and sang me a new song he’d written that nobody had ever heard. This was in many ways my introduction to Macon and certainly to the history of The Allman Brothers Band here. It was only a few months later I’d get to meet Greg and talk to him about some of the same things I’d spoken with Betts about. To have the Brothers come back here and play is an honor. Let’s hope visiting becomes a yearly habit for them.
hen I first moved to Macon damn near a decade ago, one of the first people I met here was Bill Lucado, and one of the first people he introduced me to was his friend Dickey Betts. Betts had just been kicked out of the Allman Brothers Band, which was a pretty big deal considering (as if ya’ll didn’t know) he was a founding member and the author of some of their most famous songs. Betts was a hot-headed troublemaker, something I would soon bear witness too, but what rock star wasn’t? When I walked into Lucado’s house on College St., Dickey was holding an Indian-style long bow, a snarling Jack Russell Terrier, and was dressed in full camouflage. “Hey man, what are we doing tonight?” was the first thing he said. We ended up in Bill’s truck, picked up my wife from my home on Hines, and drove out to Polly’s Mirage, a bar on the outskirts of Macon. I’d texted several of my friends to meet us out there, and when we arrived my very favorite Macon musician, Robert Ward Sr., was celebrating his 80th birthday, alongside his closest friends and relatives. His son was on stage warming up with Robert Coleman from James Brown’s band, and a bass player who had
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The 11th Hour attended Fired Works Friday night, Green Field Day & Bearstock Saturday and Waterworks Park Sunday. What did y’all do? Stratford 50th Anniversary Gala at Woodruff House Friday night, Fincher's BBQ 75th Anniversary Celebration Saturday afternoon, Shamrock with Loose Skrews Saturday night, and Sunday sunset at Lake Tobesofkee followed by a bit of karaoke. Had to come back to work to get some rest! < DeeAnn Miller Geeslin Wanee and man what a weekend! - David Gray Kick Ass Friday night, Back City Woods Saturday night, visiting friends and writing Sunday night! < Angel Collins High Falls! - Melanie Miles Barker Fired Works Preview Party on Friday night Fired Works on Saturday and Canoed the river with Ocmulgee Expeditions on Sunday < Terrell Sandefur
13WMAZ’s Hero Central, Kroger and the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank are once again teaming up to help people in need. From now until April 30th, 2010 we are collecting canned food and non-perishable food items for our second annual Hero Central Food Drive. Nearly a million kids in Georgia live in poverty and may not have enough to eat. The Food Bank says the need for food grew about 25% over the last several years. Now is your chance to give back and make a difference in our community, Straight From The Heart. We’re asking schools, businesses and even individuals to get involved. Anyone can make a donation of food at any area Kroger store from now until April 29th. Then on April 30th we’re holding a day-long collection at the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank in Macon (4490 Ocmulgee East Boulevard).
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Business and civic groups that make donations will be featured on 13WMAZ’s Hero Central website section. We’ll also be featuring live on-air thank-yous to those making donations during the day-long drop off on April 30th. Last year we collected nearly 9,000 pounds of food. This year we’re hoping to top 10,000. You can learn more about Hero Central at www.13WMAZ.com.
The 11th Hour would like to ask our readers to drop off their canned goods and non-perishables to our drop-box at The Rookery the week of April 26 30. Let’s show the rest of Macon our support “Straight from the heart... of downtown!”
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Macon State College Spring Digital Video Festival Scheduled for May 4 The Macon State College Spring Digital Video Festival is scheduled for 3 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, in the Arts Complex Theater. Each advanced video student will present 10-15 minute pieces. Some of the video titles for this year's festival are "Shady” by Adam Barker, “Senseless Desire” by Meaghan Smith, and "The House" by Norma Jean Perkins. This event is free and open to the public. Please feel free to stop by at any time during the program. Light refreshments will be served.
Macon’s Underworld Haunted House was recently vandalized and thieves stole all their tools, props, etc. Organizer Dairien Sellars is now asking for the communities help in re-cooping their losses by donating old tools, ladders, props, anything that may help in the construction of a haunted house. Without these donations, he fears Macon’s only adult haunted house will not be able to operate this fall. For more information email: email@example.com
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Cities our size that are further along in their redevelopment processes demonstrate repeatedly that effective urban renewal always begins downtown. But those that are the most successful also clearly indicate that downtown redevelopment ought to be planks of an even more comprehensive plan, and clearly we are not there yet. LARRY SCHLESINGER MACON CITY COUNCIL WARD 3, POST 1
everal years ago, I was called to officiate at a wedding at the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga. It was a beautiful, fall Sunday afternoon; the streets were just teeming with people of all ages enjoying the delightful weather and the downtown sites; and I remember thinking that this is what one day Macon can and ought to be. Mayor Reichert is very busy these days doing the things that a mayor must do to enable his vision of a revitalized downtown to become our reality. In brief, his plan is to make Second Street the main downtown concourse by connecting it to Little Richard Penniman Boulevard, and by making the Second Street Bridge across the Ocmulgee more pedestrian friendly. He also proposes to finance it through the creation of a tax allocation district (TAD) there. Cities our size that are further along in their redevelopment processes demonstrate repeatedly that effective urban renewal always begins downtown. But
those that are the most successful also clearly indicate that downtown redevelopment and a central avenue through it all ought to be planks of an even more comprehensive plan, and clearly we are not there yet. Prior to my arrival in Macon, I embraced the opportunity to actively participate in Montgomery, Alabama’s envisioning process. Envision Montgomery 2020 was organized, directed and implemented by those in that community who were agents for change, inclusive, and who sought to create a shared vision for the future by forming new partnerships between business, government, service providers and interested citizens. Looking back, our initiating group made two decisions that proved to be absolutely crucial to the overall success of the process. The first was the decision to engage an experienced, professional consultant who led us step by step through the envisioning process. The second was our decision that the envisioning process had to be very broad and regional, so we very purposely drew in visionaries from every corner of the city, as well as those from the contiguous counties. A Board of Directors was formed, and staff was developed to facilitate the process.
Over the course of the next year (2000) and in every quarter throughout the city and the region, the public was invited to participate in a total of fifteen idea-gathering meetings that were held at various locations (mainly neighborhood schools). In the end, some 4,500 ideas were collected which were then formulated into 27 major goals and then separated into 5 primary categories. The first category we broadly titled ‘How We Learn Together,’ and it lists a number of goals vis-à-vis “education curriculum and instruction; facilities; financing public services; and mentoring and training.” The second was ‘How We Grow Together,’ and it outlines goals regarding “planning and zoning; historic preservation, physical design and beautification; downtowns and riverfronts; neighborhoods; roads and mass transportation.” ‘How we Live Together’ then goes on to delineate goals for issues surrounding “human relations and diversity; youth and seniors; family and housing issues; crime, drugs and public safety; and health, wellness and health care delivery.” The fourth group entitled ‘How We Work Together’ put forth goals intended to promote “economic development; job creation, labor force, and minority and small business; financing public services; and citizen involvement and leadership.” Finally, ‘How We Play Together’ identified goals regarding “culture and the arts; events, sports and programs; recreational facilities; tourism; greenbelts, parks and the environment; and clean air
and water, and recycling.” Once those goals were clearly defined, task forces composed of interested citizens, business and government leaders, and Envision staff were created that, in turn, developed a total of one hundred thirty-four strategies designed to effectively address and achieve all of the goals articulated. The result of this type of organized and proven envisioning process was a comprehensive plan that was formulated not solely by government or a very select few, but rather by the collective will and vision of the people themselves. Moreover, it addressed the needs of everyone everywhere throughout the entire region, and not just one specific center. Chattanooga is thriving today largely because it was one of the first cities to implement and participate in this organized community envisioning process, and I understand that the thought of creating an aquarium in the heart of its downtown was an idea that was conceived and expressed by just one individual like you or me at one of its many idea-gathering meetings. I endorse Mayor Reichert’s vision and efforts to revitalize and transform downtown Macon into the jewel that we all know it truly can be. But at the same time, experience with the envisioning process indicates to me that these specific downtown efforts ought to be part of a much more broad and comprehensive plan that embraces and addresses the needs of our entire region, and which ought to reflect and represent the collective and shared vision of us all.
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Crime and Mental Illness BY KEVIN P. BRADLEY
ou may not realize it, but you see them, probably more than once per day. Maybe the young man in the dirty t-shirt talking to himself at a bus stop, maybe an old man clutching a bible, preaching to the air. It may even be someone you know, a friend or a family member who becomes distant, strange, out of control. I am talking about the mentally ill, particularly the poor and mentally ill, and the way we treat them is shameful. As a part of my law practice involves providing criminal defense services for indigent persons charged with offenses in the Bibb County State Court, I see on a weekly basis mentally ill people who, lacking money, family support, and viable treatment options, fall into the criminal justice system, often as repeat offenders. These people are also often homeless and without the resources to seek appropriate treatment and medication. So it is left to the criminal justice system to deal with these unfortunates. However, the criminal justice system is set up to deal with the punishment of persons who commit deliberate bad acts and is not an appropriate vehicle to handle people
who need treatment and medication rather than punishment. Our Court and prison system devote substantial resources to treatment and alternative sentencing programs for persons with drug problems. Don’t get me wrong, I am not criticizing these programs, in fact, the long term drug treatment facilities maintained by the Department of Corrections and the Drug Court program offered to first time offenders here in Bibb County have a proven track record of reducing recidivism. I am saying that we need to devote equal resources to dealing with mentally ill offenders (many of whom are also drug users as untreated mentally ill individuals often “self-medicate” with illegal drugs) There is some light at the end of the tunnel, however. Through the efforts of Superior Court Judge Phillip Brown and others like Chief State Court Probation Officer Greg Guest, Bibb County has begun a special Mental Health Court to provide an alternative track of treatment and support to mentally ill offenders. Unfortunately, at the present time the Mental Health Court is a bucket trying to drain the ocean. Limitations is funds and resources require to the program to have such strict eligibility requirements that a
In my opinion, of all of the people who have been mentioned at this point that are considering running for President, Herman Cain stands head and shoulders above them all; and I hope that for the good of not only the Republican Party but the country as a whole, he decides to run. BY BILL KNOWLES
few days ago at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, WSB radio host, Conservative leader and native Georgian Herman Cain addressed the crowd. Anyone who has ever heard Herman give a speech knows that he doesn’t merely speak to a crowd - he inspires a crowd. This day was certainly no different. In normal “Hermanator” (the nickname given to him by his supporters) style, Cain gave a rousing speech in which he talked about reclaiming and defending the American dream, admonished President Obama and his administration for not adhering to the U. S. Constitution or the Declaration of Independence, and emphasized keeping a unified Republican Party among many other topics that kept the capacity crowd whooping and hollering throughout the entire 17 minute speech. (All of which, by the way, was done without the aid of teleprompters.) Cain finished his speech, headed away from the podium and began shaking hands with many members of the crowd. He then returned to the podium and with one statement got the loudest ovation of his speech as he stated that there were many great leaders that were in attendance in the SRLC and that several of them would be trying to reclaim the White
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House for Republicans in 2012, “but as you get to 2011, remember there are a lot of people who might be interested in seeking the Republican nomination, but I want you to remember one thing. There might also be a dark horse candidate that you don’t know about.” And he turned and walked away as the crowd went nuts. Now since Herman’s speech there has been a lot of speculation as to what that “dark horse” comment meant. Cain himself has answered questions from Neal Cavuto and Sean Hannity who have point blank asked him if his comment meant that he was running for President in 2012, and in his answer he has not only not squelched the rumors, but has in fact intensified them all the much more. That brings me to why I am writing this column. Herman Cain could be exactly the person that the Republican Party needs to be leading the United States out of the Obama wilderness and back on a path to once more being a country that Ronald Reagan called a “shining city on a hill.” Cain possesses a rare blend of intelligence, sincerity, humor and the great communication skills that a leader must have to not only get elected to the nation’s highest office, but also to be able to work across party lines in order to make good legislation pass without making the opposing party feel frustrated and run over for not being included in the process.
large number of the people most in need of the program do not qualify. What is needed is for action to be taken at the state level to create and adequately fund a statewide system of Mental Health Courts capable of providing long term treatment, support, and monitoring of mentally ill offenders. And before the
First and foremost, churning the mentally ill through the criminal justice system, creates unnecessary costs, not only in the expenses related to incarceration and probation and parole monitoring, but also the rarely considered costs arising from the fact that these individuals are likely to have their mental problems worsened by the
clamoring begins about the costs of such a system, particularly in tough economic times, let’s consider for a moment what we are talking about when we refer to the “costs” of a program. First, cost is always relative. The true cost of anything is measured not in terms of pure monetary expenditure, but in a) the importance of the thing purchased to the purchaser and b) the cost of the thing relative to the potential costs of not purchasing the thing. In this case, it is necessary to consider the costs, some not readily apparent, of not adequately dealing with the mentally ill.
experience, and, particularly in the case of the mentally ill who are imprisoned, are more likely to reoffend, creating additional crime and the associated societal costs of the same. Untreated, these individuals have a difficult time finding and maintaining employment and end up straining our social welfare networks. What your mother always told you was right – “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Spending the money proactively to identify, support and treat mental illness will always be cheaper than cleaning up the mess left by ignoring the problem.
“Through the efforts of Superior Court Judge Phillip Brown and others like Chief State Court Probation Officer Greg Guest, Bibb County has begun a special Mental Health Court to provide an alternative track of treatment and support to mentally ill offenders.”
Another thing that is refreshing about Herman is that he isn’t a lifelong politician whose sole goal in his public life is to get elected to office. As a matter of fact, Cain has never held public office – now many of you might think that this fact alone should preclude him from being nominated, much less being elected to our HERMAN CAIN AND COLUMNIST BILL KNOWLES nation’s highest office. I however, do not and hope that you won’t either when Corporation. As if those accomplishments aren’t enough, he is also a popular you see his myriad other qualifications. radio talk show host at WSB in Atlanta and Herman has worked for the Coca-Cola the author of four books. In my mind, his Company as a business analyst, a matheexperience certainly trumps that of a commatician for the Department of the Navy munity organizer who served three terms in as well as working for the Pillsbury the State Senate and less than one term in Company where he was appointed presithe U. S. Senate, all of which time was dent of Godfather’s Pizza where in only spent in running for President. What do 14 months of leadership, the once flounyou think? dering company became profitable. He There is still a long way to go until the then purchased the company from primary season for the Republican nominaPillsbury in 1988. Since then, he has tion for President begins and there really been CEO and president of the National are a lot of great candidates to field from. Restaurant Association, President and In my opinion however, of all of the people CEO of RetailDNA and was appointed to who have been mentioned at this point that serve on the Economic Growth and Tax Reform Commission as well as serving as are considering running for President, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Herman Cain stands head and shoulders above them all; and I hope that for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. good of not only the Republican Party but Cain is currently the President and CEO of THE New Voice, Inc, a leadership con- the country as a whole, he decides to run sulting company, as well as serving on the for President and I am VERY excited about Board of Directors of AGCO Corporation, his potential candidacy. Please send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org . Hallmark Cards and the Whirlpool
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You might know him better as “the King” from TLC’s hit reality show BBQ Pitmasters, that delves into the inner workings of high stakes competitive BBQ. He’s the cocky, loudmouth guy that has won more BBQ competitions than anyone in history. He can cook better pork than anyone in the world and he knows it. Three World Championships are under his belt and since the beginning, he has won over 180 grand championships resulting in 30 state championships, Team of the Year 8 times, and 11 national championships. This is nothing to laugh at. His total winnings are over a million bucks, and that was before he became a star. But before all that, I just knew him as Myron, my brother’s best friend growing up in my hometown of Vienna, Georgia. His father, Jack Mixon, and the namesake of “Jack’s Old South” was a great friend of my father, and our families have been around each other for as long as I can remember. His sauce stayed in old glass pepsi bottles in our fridge and his homemade cane syrup has been poured over too many biscuits to count in my house. Myron grew up to be like his daddy for sure, but I don’t think anyone in Vienna was surprised this past year when he hit the big-time. He’ll be at the Georgia State Fair in the coming weeks, along with the film crew of BBQ Pit Masters trying to get one more trophy under his belt. We were allowed to excerpt an interview he did with Diva Q, since Myron and the cast were busy filming and talking with producers this week. You can read it in it’s entirety online. - BRAD EVANS
Was your Dad your biggest BBQ influence? Definitely. On how to BBQ yes he was. Most definitely. For the actual teaching of competition style BBQ it would have to be Pat Burke of Murphysboro ILL. He was my biggest competition BBQ influence. He is the other half with Apple City BBQ Gang with Mike Mills. What has been your biggest winnings? $26,000 at Memphis in May 2001,2004,2007 What was your biggest splurge on yourself after a big check? I bought a log Splitter. Peach wood stumps are hard. The large stumps can be 20 years old 18-20 inch stumps its great wood. You can bust it with a maul and a wedge and let me tell you that gets real old. I had to take my money so I can bust those up. Best thing I ever bought. What’s your favourite contest. Its the Big Pig Jig its my own home town Vienna, Georgia. It’s where I got started. But outside of my own town its the national Capital BBQ Battle. Probably one of the best I have been to. They close down 8 or 9 blocks of the street. Cooking right on the street right in the middle of it. You are amongst all of the history of your Country right there. That’s pretty damn special. Do your kids plan on continuing your BBQ legacy? One kid is in college and one in pharmacy school. No interest in continuing my BBQ legacy. Hell No. It’s too much hard work. Hell no. I don’t want them to have to work this hard. I really don’t want them to. Most kids aint gonna work like this. Shoveling the coals is unique- it’s good BBQ but it’s very hard to do. It’s not like it is today where you have to throw a couple of sticks in then you go off and have you a drink of coca cola. That isn’t the way it is. It is very tedious. You can over fire it. You can fire up the whole bunch. It’s very skilled. But it’s very hard. That’s why you don’t see anybody doing it like that anymore.
How did you get involved with filming and becoming a cast member for TLC BBQ Pitmasters? Wel,l John and I were going to hang out at the Harpoon BBQ Festival. We had planned it already. This had been a plan of Johns for 3 or 4 years. He’s the one that had the idea of a BBQ reality show. I was coming up to spend the weekend with John. Jay Petersen had moved on and hooked up the production company (Original Media) and wanted John to come in and pitch it. He asked if they could shoot some sizzlers reels and would I mind doing some. They sent out a film crew – a camera guy and a producer and I would talk -it just went from there. They made it happen really fast. This was July 2009 and we were filming the first show on Labor Day pretty darn quick. Have you seen any comments about the show …do you care? I don’t give two shits. It is what it is. Raise hell about my damn mouth and all that shit. They need to get real. Ever damn contest you ever been around has some cussing. The thing about it is if they are going to be honest with themselves they could do a lot worse than curse. There are a lot worse things that have happened at a contest. If I can get by and cussing is my worst deal I am happy. What do you think the biggest misconception about you is? They think I am a mean son of a bitch or I am arrogant. Which I aint. Anyone who does this on a week in and out basis, anybody has started on winning and peddling their own stuff (shirts rubs etc) have got egos. In this game if you don’t blow your own horn there ain’t for damn sure nobody going to do it for you. I am not a hardass for damn sure, if I was, I wouldn’t have helped people in the past. I mean anyone in this who says they have not been helped in BBQ is telling a damn lie. I have been helped. If I didn’t want to help anyone I would not do the cooking schools. But I pass it on, it’s just not for damn free. This is what I do for a living. It aint free. I am a big old teddy bear. (chuckling) - Danielle Dimovski, Pitmaster Diva
yron Mixon and the rest of the stars on BBQ Pitmasters will be at the Georgia State Fair filming April 29 - May 1. But the new State Fair, now held in the Spring (instead of October competing with the Perry National Fair) has plenty more surprises in store. The first Georgia State Fair was held at Stone Mountain, GA in 1846, under the sponsorship of the Southern Central Agriculture Society. The first State Fair charged ten cents for admission. A profit of $104 was made at the first fair, though total receipts were $4,178. In 1850, the State Fair had grown so much that it moved to Atlanta. In 1851, it moved again to Macon, GA. The fair celebrates its 154th birthday in 2010, as it has been held consecutively since 1851, with the exception of four years during the American Civil War.
1961 Girlie Show at the Georgia State Fair
In 1871, extensive construction of new buildings and facilities brought the State Fair to Central City Park (east of the old fairgrounds on the Ocmulgee River), where it is still held to this day. In 1920/1921, the State Fair was reorganized under the name "Georgia State Exposition" and operated as such until 1940, when the Macon Chamber of Commerce bought the corporate stock. In 1942, the Exchange Club of Macon assumed control of the State Fair, becoming its major fund-raiser to support local charities and community service programs. The Georgia State Fair has a long tradition of family entertainment ranging from its agricultural and artistic craft roots to its carnival midway atmosphere. Through its charity fund, the Exchange Club of Macon had given away its profits to charitable organizations in the local area, amounting to over $1,700,000. In addition, payments to the City of Macon total over $700,000 and premium payments to exhibitors total over $1,700,000. Thus, from 1942 through 2005, the Exchange Club of Macon has returned to Macon and local area a sum totaling over $4,100,000, through operation of the Georgia State Fair. What event combines, roller coasters, camel rides, Eurobubbles, facepainting, a petting zoo, A Memphis in May sanctioned BBQ competition with the BBQ Pitmasters on location, pig racing, and a classic car show, just for starters? It couldn’t be anything but the new and Improved Georgia State Fair, which hopefully has finally found it’s place here in Macon in the spring, away from the other fairs, jigs and other events that crowd the Midstate during the fall. Though you’ll probably see Twiggy the water-skiing squirrel in a lot of their advertisements, this years fair will feature some great live entertainment as well, as old-school rappers Bone Thugs and Harmony will be performing alongside Country Kings right on the grounds where so many of us have experienced our very first fair. Get out and support this event to make sure it stays around.
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MACON’S LIVE MUSIC SCHEDULE THUR 4/22 DJ Trent Bottoms Up
Chris Bartlett CJ’s Sports Bar
Ashley & Ross El Azteca DJ Fubu Loco’s Bar & Grill Scott Little Wild Wing Cafe
B Keith Williams 20’s Pub, Riverside Drive
Open Mic BJ Billiards 3-6pm
Jason Hobbs Mellow Mushroom
Nathan Garrett 20’s Pub, Riverside Drive
TUES 4/27 Open Mic Locos Bar & Grill
B Keith Williams The Shamrock
Good Country People 567 Cafe, 7pm
Flamenco Music 7-9pm El Azteca
DJ Old Flame, Ladies Nite The Hummingbird, 430 Cherry
Sam Thacker Band Bottoms Up
Poor Bastard Souls The Hummingbird
Soulshine,ABB after-party Library Ballroom Amy Godwin Mellow Mushroom
The Unmentionables Wild Wing Cafe Granfalloons Rivalry’s Sports Bar Matt & Lewis The Shamrock
Shake it Like a Caveman The Hummingbird The Sit-Downs Rivalry’s Sports Bar Mike Brooshire The Shamrock
Running Down Romance Wild Wing Cafe
Chris Hicks & Friends Backporch Lounge Chris Bartlett Cheers Bar & Grill
Open Mic w/ Matt Rivalry’s on Northside
THUR 4/29 DJ Trent Bottoms Up
DJs Brad & Julie CJ’s Sports Bar Floco Torres Loco’s Bar & Grill
Austin Collins & the Rainbirds CD release The Hummingbird Chris Bartlett El Azteca Molly & Josh Wild Wing Cafe
Flamenco Music 7-9pm El Azteca Capt Midnight Band The Hummingbird
City Council & Greedy White Citizens Mellow Mushroom Ashuttomira Rivalry’s Sports Bar
Mississippi John Doude The Shamrock Stealing 3rd Wild Wing Cafe
Hope for Haiti Benefit Eryis, Amy Godwin, Alec Stanley & guests 567 Cafe, 7pm MagTard & the Royal Fireworks The Hummingbird Caleb Grimes Mellow Mushroom
Comedy Night Rivalry’s Sports Bar TBA The Shamrock
Taylor & Bo Show Wild Wing Cafe
Tim Brooks 20’s Pub, Riverside Drive
Open Mic Locos Bar & Grill
B Keith Williams The Shamrock
CINCO DE MAYO
Cult of Riggonia, Rova Zetella & more 567 Cafe, 7pm
DJ Old Flame, Ladies Nite The Hummingbird, 430 Cherry
John Stanley 20’s Pub, Riverside Drive
Brandon Perry Bottom’s Up
DJs Brad & Julie CJ’s Sports Bar
Chris Hicks & Friends Backporch Lounge
Nick Malloy & Moby Dick El Azteca
James McMurtry The Hummingbird
DRINK SPECIALS/ SPECIAL EVENTS MONDAYS
Happy hour til 7pm, jam & rehearse 7-10pm, 20’s Pub
Lady’s Hour 7:30-8:30pm. Gals enjoy $1 Wells/Domestics BJ’s Billiards $1 Domestics Locos
Wii Madness; $1 wells, MHL and PBR at Synergy Happy Hour M-F, $3 Ritas, $3 wells and $1 Drafts El Azteca 2-4-1 wells and $2 Domestics until 8pm CJ’s Sports Bar $1 Wells all night, The Bird Happy Hour open to close Rivalry’s Sports Bar $2 House Vodka Wild Wing Cafe
Service Industry Night 6PM-Close: 2 for $10 Jager Bombs; $3 House Margaritas; $3 3 Olives Vodka; $2 select Pints Macon Mellow
35¢ Wings 3p-close, Buffalos
Trivia: $3 Wells, Ritas & $2 select pints Macon Mellow $1 Domestics Locos
All drinks $2 all night at Bottoms Up
2-4-1 Margaritas all day at El Azteca
2-4-1 wells and $2 Domestics until 8pm CJ’s Sports Bar Bud Bingo, win prizes! Friend’s Bar & Grill
Lady’s Hour 7:30-8:30pm. Gals enjoy $1 Wells/Domestics BJ’s Billiards
$1.50 Dom Draft beers, $3 Bloody Marys, Tara’s Tavern 2 fer Tuesday: 5-10p, featuring $2 Domestic drafts Wild Wing
2-4-1 Wells, Bottoms Ups
Hippy Chick Night 6PM-Close: $1.50 House Wine & $4.50 Jager Mellow Mushroom
Lady’s Hour 7:30-8:30pm. Gals enjoy $1 Wells/Domestics BJ’s Billiards 2-4-1 wells and $2 Domestics until 8pm CJ’s Sports Bar
The Rookery 11-1am: $2 Bud Lt bottles, $4.50 well doubles, and 2 for 1 Jager. S.I.N. Night: $5 Pitchers El Azteca
$3 Jose Margaritas all day! Free Pool! Tara’s Tavern
$2 wells, 2-4-1 Jagerbombs Synergy
Gals, $2 drinks all night Rivalry’s College Night: $2 select pints, $3 wells, $3 Ritas Macon Mellow
2 for 1 Jager Bombs, $4 Irish Car Bombs Wild Wing $5 Car Bombs! Locos
Happy Hour prices for poker players, BJ’s Billiards
$3 Wells, $3.75 Crown & Coke, 2 for $5 Jagerbombs till 12am at Club Synergy 2-4-1 wells and $2 Domestics until 8pm CJ’s Sports Bar
The Rookery 11-1am: $2 BL bottles, $4.50 well doubles, $3 Sex on the Beach and 2 for 1 Jager. $10 Dom. Buckets Wild Wing
2-4-1 wells and $2 Domestics until 8pm CJ’s Sports Bar
The Rookery 11-1am: $2 Bud Light, $4.50 well doubles, $3 Sex on the Beach and 2 for 1 Jager.
$2 wells, Dom Bottles, all Wine Club Synergy
$3 Wells, $3.75 Crown & Coke, 2 for $5 Jagerbombs till 12am at Club Synergy
Taco Rita Nite: $2 Tacos, $3 Margaritas, $4 Skinny Margaritas Wild Wing Cafe
Macon’s Hottest Trivia, $3 Ritas & $3 Big Drafts, El Azteca $1 Domestics Locos
2-4-1 wells and $2 Domestics until 8pm CJ’s Sports Bar
Ladies night, free wells for the gals The Hummingbird
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2-4-1 wells and Jagerbombs Synergy
$4 Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka Wild Wing Cafe
Nascar, drink specials, 20’s Pub $3 Wells, Ritas & $2 select pints Macon Mellow $10 Domestic Buckets Wild Wing Cafe
Lady’s Hour 7:30-8:30pm. Gals enjoy $1 Wells/Domestics BJ’s Billiards
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DANCE PARTY / DJ NEW TO WEDNESDAYS, 10PM, DJ Dance Party at CJs
Drag Show & Dance Party, Synergy
Insomnia Promotions Presents... every Friday night at Club Envy
Thursday - Saturday at downtown’s newest college hotspot, Bottom’s Up
Wed,Thursday & Sat, 8p, Sundays, Tuesdays at 6pm, 20’s Pub
Thursdays with Brad “the Man in the Box” at Rivalry’s and Sundays with Stephen and T.T.
LIVE MUSIC Sat, May 1
Wed, May 5
From what we’re hearing, Royal Fireworks will be taking over the mantle of “The Best Band In Macon” in 2010. Front man and guitar god Brent Evans has put together a solid group of originals songs, and a bad ass band to back him up. Thank heavans. We all know the group of Magnolia Street ruffians that call themselves Magtard by now, routinely one of the most fun shows in Macon, these guys do it for the right reason, to have a good time.
For the 9th consectutive year, El Azteca will be bringing middle Georgia the biggest outdoor party around. Their annual Cinco de Mayo bash brings hundreds to celebrate in the parking lot along Tom Hill Sr. Blvd. Two dollar tequila shots will help get the night going, and Nick Malloy will warm up the stage. The rock/metal group Moby Dick out of Atlanta with then take the stage around 9p.m. Playing your favorite covers with some originals mixed in, you’ll catch yourself leaving the crowd saying “I can’t believe they played that song!” It’s going to be one hell of a fiesta.
Magnificent Bastards with Royal Fireworks at The Hummingbird
Cinco de Mayo with Nick Malloy and Moby Dick @ El Azteca
Read more about it... Full Bandography online with MP3s of upcoming bands!
Mondays with Man in the Box, 9pm at Locos on Riverside
New to Tuesdays! Karaoke with Mitch The Hummingbird, 8p NEW Wednesdays with Mitch from 9p-1a at BJ Billiards Every Wednesday with DKH, Macon Shroom
Every Friday 7:30, Mondays at 5pm, Friends Bar & Grill Wed, Fri & Saturdays at Tara’s Sundays with Brad, 9pm The Backporch Lounge
Every Thursday, 9:30p at Synergy
Every TUES 8:30p, CJ’s Sports Bar NOW TUESDAYS at BJs Billiards Every Friday Night at Cheers
Every Wednesday with $3 Ritas & Big Drafts El Azteca Every Tuesday, Macon Mellow
Every Monday with Big Jammin, Happy Hour all night, Rivalry’s Team Trivia Tuesdays, 7pm Synergy
Thursday nights 9p, The Shamrock Tuesday nights with Jason Hawk, cash prizes, Wild Wing Cafe Trivia with Jacob at Loco’s every Wednesday, Big payouts!
Every Wednesday at The Rookery, compete for $5,000 grand prize! 8pm Every Wednesday at The Bird, 7pm.
Nightly Poker 7:30p, Friends Bar
Sunday Poker League 2:30,Tuesdays at 7pm, Rivalry’s Nightly Poker 8p, BJ Billiards
Texas Hold ‘Em, The Hole Thang
The Granfalloons indie-rock at Rivalry’s
Soulshine @ LIbrary Ballroom
Soulshine, Macon Ga's Allman Brothers Tribute Band, was founded by musician Stan Killingsworth to recreate the awe and majesty of the Allman Brothers live performances. By combining the talents of some Middle Georgia's finest musicians, Soulshine, has received praise from fans and critics alike. Enjoy this tribute after the one and only ABB play the auditorium. Cash bar available.
B Keith Williams @ 20’s Pub
This one man music impresario can play it all, by himself. He plays the hits you love to listen to, and he plays them well. Good to sit back and relax too.
Sam Thacker Band @ Bottoms Up
His debut album, Above the Underneath, was independently recorded and released in 2005. The album was heralded as “simply one of the best undiscovered gems of 2005” (Krissie Callahan, Just Another Song). “Serenade”, the first single, garnered radio airplay on both commercial and satellite radio. The song was officially added to rotation on Top 40 station Hot 104.9-FM in Tallahassee, FL. He’s also performed alongside Better Than Ezra, Collective Soul, Sister Hazel, Tonic, Gavin DeGraw, and Marc Broussard on The Rock Boat – “The World’s Greatest Floating Music Festival” – in 2004 and 2007.
Poor Bastard Souls @ The Bird
From Flagpole Magazine: "So much for an inauspicious debut: instead of a quietly released album of self-penned tunes showcasing his songwriting chops, Brad Downs' debut is a virtual who's-who of Athens-based sidemen, scene veterans, and rock royalty..."
Amy Godwin @ Mellow Mushroom Nominated for a best singer-songwriter award at this years Readers Choice, Amy Godwin is one of our favorites. She can sing ,she’s got
Austin Collins CD Release st The Bird that indie vibe going, and writes some of the best songs we’ve heard in Macon this year
Granfalloons @ Rivalry’s
The Granfalloons is a new band out of Georgia. The members are Matthew Williams (guitar and vocals), Tommy Somerville (keys and vocals), AJ Adams (pedal steel, lap steel, and guitar), and Seth Hendershot (drums and vocals). Matthew, Seth, and AJ are all former members of the national touring band Blueground Undergrass. Tommy is a member of the jazz/ latin ensemble from Atlanta GA known as Squat. Together they are joined on stage by Chuck Bradburn on bass. Fiddler David Blackmon often joins The Granfalloons on the live stage as well as in the studio. Collectively the band has played thousands of shows for thousands of people.
Shake it Like a Caveman @ The Bird
“Touring continually, this one man band’s electro-convulsive twist and theraputic humbucker buzz provide a hearty tonic for lingering spiritual deficits.” -Independent Weekly
Running Down Romance @ Wild Wing Café As a newer band, Running
Down Romance has played with artists like the Drivin and Cryin, Blake Shelton, Motgomery Gentry, Gretchen Wilson, Rhett Akins and many more, playing modern country with a tinge of Rock these guys will have you up on your feet by note one.
Captain Number One @ The Golden Bough w/ An Open Letter and Anna Mae Kersey
Captain Number 1 began as sounds echoing out of the everglades into abandoned farmhouses and trailer homes along the sides of state roads. Those songs slowly made their way through south Florida till they crawled inside a man. That man now lives in the foothills of Georgia and creates music with his companion, Jenny,
Macon’s own City Council at the Shroom and other friends. They travel to cities to play you those lonely songs born in the everglades. Songs about murders, about love, about angels and hydrogen balloons. Have glockenspiel will travel.
Chris Hicks & Friends @ Backporch Lounge Former Lead guitarist
for the Marshall Tucker Band, Chris Hicks has been famous in Macon for a long time in his own right. He’s a clean picker and as good a singer, he writes those southern bred, swampy songs we country boys who love to rock are going to stand behind.
Austin Collins & the Rainbirds @ The Hummingbird
The Houston born, Austin, TX based Collins, whose stellar recording resume includes two critically acclaimed releases has again returned with heart in hand and music in groove. His latest offering, Wrong Control, is by name mysterious and unique, but that’s par for Austin’s course. CD Release party tonight!
Brandon Perry @ Bottoms Up
Born just outside of New Orleans, LA, raised in Atlanta, GA with strong ties to a musical family from Houston, TX- Brandon's musical background is as diverse as his heritage. Like a patchwork quilt… holes in some places, a little worn out in others, always room for something new, but nothing short of comfortable.
City Council & Greedy White Citizens @ Mellow Mushroom
City Council continues to captivate their fans with their distinct crossover sound and high energy vibe. With hit songs like “Addiction” and “Thru the Blinds,” City Council continuously gives their audience original music with an eclectic flair. This dynamic duo ignores the trends and stay true to their roots by delivering a unique and captivatingly fresh sound that resonates with every type of listener. 11thHourOnline.com
THE SCENE Second Sunday Brunch held April 11 hosted a park full of people who adored the Laura Reed Band. The excitement built as the Soap Box Derby took off down Magnolia and led right into one kick-ass block party. It was a long Sunday, and an even longer Monday...
The second College Hill Soap Box Derby attracted a large crowd and plenty of speed-craving drivers.
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We know many a Maconite headed south to Wannee 2010 April 16-17.
Mercerâ€™s Bear Stock held Saturday, April 17 hosted over fifteen bands, including headliners Cartel, Maine and Jeremih. Local group City Council held the crowds attention on the big stage before We are Kings took the stage. A great event on a beautiful campus. Kudos to Quadworks.
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BAR FOOD / AMERICAN
20’s Pub Boasting freshly prepared sandwiches, salads and dinner specials in a well-lit tavern-like setting. LD • BAR • $ 3076 Riverside Dr.
5 Guys Burgers & Fries The best burgers in Macon is what our readers say, serving dogs and peanuts too. LD • $ 120 Tom Hill Sr., 474.0445
BJs Billiards BJs is now serving up your favorite late night snacks. Nachos, hot dogs, pizza, sandwiches and breakfast all day, every day. Smoking, open 2pm-2am. Now open Sundays til midnight! LD • BAR • $
Buffalos Cafe on Zebulon You know this place has great wings, but they also feature a large selection of salads and sandwiches, large screen tvs to watch all your favorite games and a popular trivia night for the whole family. LD • BAR • $ 5990 Zebulon Rd.
Cheers Bar & Grill Featuring weekly dinner specials from grouper baskets to all you can eat catfish to 2-4-1 Crab legs! Live music every Wed & Fri. Lunch 11-2, Dinner 5-10pm. LD • BAR • $ 3852 Northside Dr., 474-5006. CJ’s Bar & Grill You can’t really call this bar food. Is it fried, yes, but it’s fresh and so, so good! Sloppy nachos, great burgers and chicken wraps. LD • BAR • $ 2910 Riverside Drive, 757-3262
Locos Grill & Pub Casual, kid-friendly, family dining.We’re talking great food, sports on the big screens and a full bar. Fantastic weekly specials and live music on the weekends. Delivery and catering also available. LD BAR • $ 2440 Riverside Drive.
Nu-Way Weiners Open since 1916, this original store with its neon sign is one of America's oldest hot dog stands and they serve secret recipe chili sauce, famous hot dogs, hamburgers, and other sandwiches. BLD • $ 430 Cotton Avenue, 743.1368
Rivalry’s – The only place in town where you can order Atomic Buffalo Turds and wash them down with a giantsized bottle of Monty Python’s Holy Ale. 3986 Northside Dr., Macon 474-0606 LD BAR $ The Rookery There isn’t a place downtown that has been serving us longer.The Rookery offers some of the best comfort food in Macon. Burgers, Nachos, Sandwiches and daily lunch specials that can’t be beat. LD BAR $ 543 Cherry Street, 746-8658
Wild Wing Cafe Newly opened franchise at the Shoppes at River Crossing, fantastic wings in over 30 flavors, over 20 brews on tap, great salads and one of the few dining options in North Macon that offers live music on the weekends. LD • BAR $-$$, 477.WILD
SOUTHERN / BBQ
Fresh-Air Bar-B-Que Award winning BBQ known for its tangy tomato and vinegar style pulled pork, ribs and baked beans. Don’t skip out on the Brunswick Stew neither. LD Open 7 days a week • $ 3076 Riverside Dr.
Satterfield’s Serving hickory smoked meats, seafood, vegetables, daily specials and salads. L • $ 120 New Street, 742.0352
Good to Go There is a slightly different menu available every day, offering the best in the Souths lunchtime favorite, “the Meat & Three”. Full catering services also available. LD $ 1019 Riverside Dr. 743.4663
Caliente’s Burrito Shop We’ve all had this style of big burrito by now, but
Mexican Pizza with marinated chicken, black olives & jalepenos
Restaurant: El Sombrero in Baconfield Plaza What she recommends: “Our Special Fajitas with steak and shrimp are wonderful” Favorite restaurant other than where you work: “I recommend El Bronco on Watson Blvd. in Warner Robins. I worked there last year and their food is also very fresh and very good.” Favorite thing to do in Macon: I like to take my family to the riverwalk. My kids love the playground. Caliente’s does them the best. If you can handle it, get the MOAB… if not, there’s always the Thrilla From Tha Grilla, which is just right. LD • $ 6255 Zebulon Road El Azteca One of Macon’s best patios, serving all your favorite Mexican dishes, voted Macon’s best margarita. LD BAR • $-$$ 169 Tom Hill Sr., 475.9199 Margaritas I hear that camarones a la diabla doesn’t mean ‘shrimp of the devil’ but I don’t care—it’s hot and spicy, and probably is what Satan eats when he’s feeling a hankering for Mexican. LD • BAR • $ 6012 Zebulon Road, Macon 477.2410; 4696 Presidential Parkway, Macon 757.1300; 2400 North Columbia, Milledgeville 453.9547
Jim Shaw’s Casual dining with Macon’s best seafood, tuna tidbits, scallops, wild Georgia shrimp. Seperate bar area with smoking. D • BAR $-$$ 3040 Vineville
Fish n’ Pig Spectacular views of Lake Tobesofkee. Patio or inside seating serving both barbecue and seafood. D • BAR $-$$ 6420 Mosely Dixon, 476.8837
PIZZA / ITALIAN
Giuseppi’s Pizza & Pasta Casual, fun atmosphere with everything from soup and salads to hot wings, pizza and their signature sandwich creation, the Weggie. Daily lunch specials. LD • BAR • $ 120 Tom Hill Sr. Blvd, 477.7400
Luigi’s Bistro Casual Italian cuisine in a hip, swanky atmosphere. LD • BAR • $-$$ 401 Cherry Street, 743.4645 Ingleside Village Pizza A big no-brainer. IVP has the best pizza in town and the best beer selection. Keep it classy with the white pizza and a Stella Artois or, keep it real with a slice of the ultimate and a 24-oz. High Life. LD • BAR $ 2396 Ingleside Avenue, & downtown across from Mercer Univ.
Mellow Mushroom In 1974, three college students in Atlanta opened the first of what has now grown to 100 restaurants. Each one locallyowned and operated, with their own distinct, funkified flavor. Gourmet pizza, original sandwiches and a large drink menu. Family friendly! LD • BAR • $$$ Located just off Bass Road at 5425 Bowman Road, Macon.
Adriana’s Quick & delicious cafeteriastyle lunch, serving the most authentic Italian in town, including sandwiches,
soup, salads, pasta, pizza and daily specialties. Also, specialty coffees and beer and wine. Mon-Thur 11-5, Fri-Sat 11-6pm. L • BAR $ 359 Third Street Molly’s Café – It looks like your grandma’s dining room and the menu eats like it too! This is the place for a quick and quaint lunch. 402 Cherry St., Macon 744-9898 LD $
Market City Café – Superb sandwiches, homemade soups, loaded salads, pizza and pastas. Unique breakfast menu including gourmet coffees and teas. Dinner now being served Fridays and Saturdays featuring seafood and steak specials. Full bar, excellent wine cellar. Full catering services on or off site. Open Tues-Thur, 7am-6pm; Friday and Saturday 7am-9pm. 502 Cherry St., Macon 257-6612 BLD • BAR • $-$$
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Greek Corner Deli Serving delicious lamb gyros, monster greek salads, subs and specialty sandwiches 7 days a week. One of the few restaurants downtown open on Sundays and the only late night eatery on Saturdays 12:30am til 3am! LD • $ 587 Cherry Street, 254.3059.
The Downtown Grill Slightly upscale dining serving fresh fish, prime cut Black Angus and features it’s own humidor. D • BAR • $$-$$$ 562 Mulberry Street, 742.5999
The Shamrock Dargan and his crew cook up some of the best homemade meals in Macon, including his legendary Shepard’s Pie. Plus, he’ll surprise you from time to time with some interesting seafood selections. D • BAR $-$$ 342 Rose Avenue, Payne City 750.1555 The Tic Toc Room Contemporary setting with a sophisticated menu, great wine selection. D • BAR • $$-$$$ 401Cherry Street, 743.4645
The Cox Capitol Theatre Well the revolving door in the Kitchen of the Capitol Theatre has finally stopped spinning, and the result is some darn good pizza, Hot Dogs, soft pretzels, and subs. Where else can you have a beer and watch a great movie?? D • $$$ 382 Second Street, 257-6391
Killian’s Coffeehouse Serving patries, coffees and smoothies for breakfast and lunch. Come as a stranger, leave as a friend. BL • $ 490 Cherry Street, 492-1771.
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Pan-African Festival Welcomes Rickey Smiley
Pan-African Festival Saturday, April 24
ickey Smiley is coming to the Pan African Festival of Georgia on Sunday, April 25. He will be making an appearance at Tattnall Square Park, during the festival sometime between 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. “We're hoping that he will do some stand-up comedy, but we're told that he will definitely do a meet-andgreet, sign autographs, take photos, and such", shares Anita Ponder, Director of Education with the Tubman Museum Rickey Smiley has been working the comedy circuit for the past sixteen years and it has paid off. Establishing himself as a clean comic, his down home southern humor has made him a favorite in the nation's top comedy venues. From intimate comedy clubs to sold out crowds at Madison Square Garden, the Universal Amphitheater and the Lincoln Center, Rickey's unique style of humor resonates with his audiences unlike any other comic on the road today. In November of 2002, Rickey joined fellow heavyweight comedians D. L. Hughley, J. Anthony Brown, Bruce Bruce, Earthquake, and Sommore on the Latham Entertainment Presents Tour. This multi-city mega stadium tour was a huge success. Rickey also made his mark
Weekend in Tattnall Square Park, Free Admission
12:45 PM- After Dark Band (R&B) 1:45 PM- Forever Kings & Queens (Rock) 2:30 PM- Central Steel Ensemble (Steel Band) (Hayiya Dance performance) 3:15 PM – Jessica Tylor (Country Pop) 4:00 PM KMO (Blues/R&B) 5:00 PM – Conquest Band (R&B) (With Central High Drumline performance) 6:00 PM- Small Ax (Reggae) 7:00 PM – Music by Platinum Sounds Studio 8:10 PM- Movie Screening: Roll Bounce
Sunday, April 25 2:00 3:30 4:00 5:00
Ms Sands & Unique Flava (Jazz/Mix) Tere’sa (Gospel) Unity Gospel Ken Trimmins (Jazz)
Rickey Smiley can currently be heard locally on 97.9 WIBB-FM Weekdays from 6am-10am
What event combines, roller coasters, camel rides, Eurobubbles, facepainting, a petting zoo, A Memphis in May sanctioned BBQ competition with the BBQ Pitmasters on location, pig racing, and a classic car show, just for starters? It couldn’t be anything but the
new and Improved Georgia State Fair taking place April 29 - May 9, which hopefully has finally found it’s place here in Macon in the spring, away from the other fairs, jigs and other events that crowd the Midstate during the fall. Though you’ll probably see Twiggy the water Skiing squirrel in a lot of their advertisements, this years fair will feature some great live entertainment as well, as old school thugs Bone Thugs and Harmony will be performing alongside Country Kings Silver City right on the grounds where so many of us have experienced our very first fair. Get out and support this event to make sure it stays around.
State Fair Highlights:
Memphis BBQ Championship with BBQ Pitmasters, 5k Road Race, Lion & Tiger Exhibit, Paintball Zone, Pet Parade, Rock Climbing Wall, Live Entertainment, racing pigs, an exotic pet zoo with 60 plus animals and we hear there’s a “surprise act” on May 7th... maybe a little band called Bone Thugs in Harmony? Shut up!
Bragg Jam’s Moonlight Miles SATURDAY, MAY 1, 7PM
Macon, Georgia's Tattnall Square Park will play host to two premiere events of athletic competition on Saturday, May 1. The 1st Annual Macon Cycling Classic will take place from 9 a.m. to approximately 7:30 p.m. with criterium races in 10 different categories. The course will be a 0.7 mile (1.1k) rectangular loop around Tattnall Square Park. As the last criterium comes to a close, Bragg Jam’s Moonlight Miles 5K Fun Run will be gearing up with its course designed to start and finish around Tattnall Square Park. This is the third year for the nighttime running competition, which serves as a fundraiser for the Bragg Jam Festival. Registration and check-in for the Moonlight Miles begins at approximately 7:00 p.m., with runners taking their mark at 8:30 p.m. Visit Braggjam.org to register in advance or for more information.
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in the feature film arena, appearing in New Line Cinema's "Friday After Next", which was released on November 22, 2002. Best known as host of the 2000 season of BET's "ComicView", Rickey led the show to its highest jump in ratings in the show's ten-year history. BET then quickly signed him to host "The Way We Do It" during the 20012002 season, and that show went on to become one of the top five shows on the network. Smiley's characters have become his comedic trademark. From Bernice and her church announcements to Coach McClainy and his lack of motivational skills, Rickey's audiences can't seem to get enough of him. Rickey is so convincing doing his character impersonations. He has released five comedy CDs. They are The Best of Comedian Rickey Smiley: Volume I, Rickey Smiley Prank Phone Calls Volume II, Rickey Smiley: Volume III, Rickey Smiley: “Off the Hook” Volume IV and Rickey Smiley Prank Phone Calls Volumes V. These CDs are sold daily to several of his fans via phone and the Internet at his website www.rickeysmiley.com.
Cinco de Mayo Celebrations, May 5 El Azteca will host its 9th annual Cinco de Mayo Outdoor bash with plenty of drink specials and live music for those 18 and older. Enjoy $15 buckets of Corona and $2 tequila shots and live music with Nick Malloy and Moby Dick. Gates open at 6pm. The Hummingbird is celebrating with happy hour specials on Mexican Beer, frozen margaritas, and tequila shots starting at 4p.m. There will also be a Chili Pepper Challenge, Pinata and Fiesta Limbo. Or chill out on El Sombrero’s new patio in the Baconsfield Plaza for good food and even better drink specials!
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Thurs April 22 This day in history: (2000) Elian Gonzalez
is snatched by SWAT from his Florida relatives to return him to his father in Cuba .
Fired Works Regional Ceramics Exhibit and Sale. Browse and buy work
in a largest exhibit of functional and sculptural ceramics. Weekdays, 11 am to 6 pm; Saturdays, 10 am to 5 pm; and Sundays, 1 to 4 pm. On-site lunch sold Monday – Saturday, 11 am – 1 pm. Admission $5, $1 for college students, free for students 18 & under. Free Saturday Workshops for Kids and Teens. 478.743.6940. MaconArts.org. Round Building, Central City Park. Thru April 25.
The NT Live Series presents “The Habit of Art” at the Douglass Theatre. From the National Theatre in London. Broadcasts at 2 & 7 pm. Tickets $18. 478.742.2000. 355 MLK Jr. Blvd.
Wesleyan Senior Studio Art Majors’ Exhibition. Group exhibition of Wesleyan senior students majoring in studio art. Opening reception, April 22, 6 – 7:30 pm. Porter Fine Arts Bldg., East Gallery. Free. 478.757.5259. WesleyanCollege.edu/events. 4760 Forsyth Rd. Thru May 15.
Fri April 23 This day in history: (1992) McDonald's
opens its 1st fast-food restaurant in China.
Mercer University Wind Ensemble in concert. Douglas Hill and Dario Soto,
conductors. 7:30 pm, The Grand Opera House. Free. 478.301.5751. Mercer.edu/music. 651 Mulberry St.
The Allman Brothers Band in Concert at the Macon City Auditorium. 8 pm. Tickets $39.50 -
$99.50. 478.751.9232. MaconCentreplex.com. 415 First St.
Sat April 24 This day in history: (1989) Massachusetts declares New Kids on the Block Day".
Second Saturday at the Georgia Children’s Museum, 10:30 am -12:30
pm. Admission $3. 478.755.9539. GeorgiaChildrensMuseum.com. 370 Cherry St.
PanAfrican Festival Weekend at Tattnall Square Park, presented by the Tubman Museum. Free, family-friendly event with live music, dance, food, cultural demonstrations, arts and crafts vendors, and a Children's Village. April 24 – Poetry Café at Jittery Joe’s Coffee. 7 pm. April 24 – “Roll Bounce” Film Screening at sundown. All events are free. 478.743.8544. 340 Walnut St.
Cocktails & Clay, a Fired Works Event presented by Macon Arts Alliance. Hands-on clay workshop for adults led by 3 ceramic artists. 6 – 8:30 pm. Tickets $30, reservations required. 478.743.6940. Round Building, Central City Park.
Mercer Singers Farewell Concert.
Stanley L. Roberts, conductor. 7:30 pm. Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building. Free. 478.301.5751. 1400 Coleman Ave.
Macon Symphony Orchestra Masterworks concert #4 “Maestro’s Magic.” 27 Years of Maestro
Gnam’s Magic including selections by Strauss, Saint-Saens and Respighi. Porter Auditorium at Wesleyan College, 7:30 pm. 478.301.5300. MaconSymphony.com. 4760 Forsyth Rd.
Big House Foundation Presents Jack Pearson in concert at Capitol Theatre According to the Nashville Scene,
Jack Pearson has “quietly earned a national reputation as the guitarist of choice...” Show starts at 8p.m. Tickets $20 advance / $25 day of show. For information about purchasing a table, please call Big House Foundation at 741-5551.
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Tues April 27 Fri April 30 This day in history: (1989) Beijing students This day in history: (1982) Atlanta Braves take over Tiananmen Square in China.
win record 12th straight since season start.
Featuring The Matthew Kaminsky Organ Trio with special guest Gwen Hughes. 5- 8 pm. 478.751.3334. GeorgiaMusic.org. 200 MLK Jr. Blvd. Admission is free for museum members (join on-site) or $10 for general public. 5-8p.m. at the Musuem.
den event. FREE Garden Market on the grounds of Hay House. Keynote speaker: Tara Dillard. 478.742.8155. HayHouse.org. 934 Georgia Ave.
Live at Five Concert Series at the Georgia Music Hall of Fame
Macon Musicians Guild concerts at Golden Bough Bookstore. 9 pm.
FREE. Call for artist lineup. 478.744-2446. 371 Cotton Ave. GoldenBough.com.
Wed April 28 This day in history: (2001) Dennis Tito
becomes the first space tourist by paying $20 million to fly on a Soyuz mission.
Full Moon Euphoria at Historic Riverside Cemetery. Photograph
Riverside Cemetery by moonlight with instruction from professional photographers. Space limited. Tuition $30. 478.742.5328. 1301 Riverside Dr.
Mercer University Theatre presents “Coriolanus” by William Shakespeare In this experimental piece,
Mercer Theatre explores a classical work of Shakespeare by applying Bertolt Brecht's Principles of Epic Theatre. After an entire semester of experimentation and development by the cast, we offer an exciting and truly original evening of theatre All performances will take place on Mercer's Quad, outside the theatre, and are free and open to the public. 7:30p.
Thur April 29 This day in history: (1971) Bill Graham
closes down Fillmore and Fillmore East.
New Directions: Student-Directed One-Act Plays at Wesleyan College.
Includes several short one-act plays directed by advanced theatre students, in some of the most exciting offerings of the year. May contain adult language. 8 pm. Porter Bldg. Tickets $4 $8. 757.5259. 4760 Forsyth Rd.
Toddler Play Date at the Georgia Children’s Museum, 10:30 am – Noon.
Admission $3. 478.755.9539. 370 Cherry St.
Georgia State Fair at Central City Park. Arts and crafts exhibits, live entertainment, rides and fun. Central City Park. Thru May 8.
Dollar Night at the Capitol: Showing “It’s Complicated” $1 pizza and domestic drafts all night long. 382 Second Street.
“Fiddler on the Roof” presented by The Backlot Players at the Rose Theater
in Forsyth. Evening shows at 8 pm, Sunday matinees at 2pm. Tickets $10 - $18. 478.994.0443. TheBacklotPlayers.org. 23 W. Johnston St., Forsyth. Thru May 8.
Macon Gardens, Mansions & Moonlight presented by Hay House. 17th Annual premier home and gar-
An American Music Concert presented by the Choral Society of Middle Georgia. Featuring music by
Bernstein and Copeland. Riverside United Methodist Church, 7:30 pm. Tickets $8 - $10. CSMGA.org. 735 Pierce Ave.
Zoso in Concert at the Cox Capitol Theatre. “The ultimate Led Zeppelin expe-
rience.” 8 pm. Tickets $15 in advance, $18 day of show. 478.257.6381, 382 Second St.
Sat May 1 This day in history: (1986) Tass reports
Chernobyl nuclear power plant mishap.
First Annual Macon Cycling Classic and Bragg Jam’s Moonlight Miles 5K Fun Run. Criterium races in 10
different categories. 9 am – 7:30 pm. Run begins at 7 pm. Tattnall Square Park. 478.747.4432. MaconCyclingClassic.com or BraggJam.org. College St. at Coleman Ave. Register in advance online or the day of before 7p.m. All proceeds from the 5K benefit Bragg Jam Inc.
Big Cornhole Tournament at Captain
Jack’s Crab Shack in Warner Robins. $40 per team, up to $2200 in cash prizes. Tournament starts at 1p.m. Enjoy a funfilled day of tournament play and they'll even have something for the kids too! 225-1165, 1229 Russell Parkway
The Met: Live in HD Series presents "Armida" at the Douglass Theatre. Hosted by the Central Georgia
Opera Guild. 1 pm. Tickets $18-$22. 478.742.2000. 355 MLK Jr. Blvd.
The 136th Run for the Roses and Derby After Party at the Capitol
Be sure to arrive early to place your wager*, Stomp the Grounds and participate in the Hat Parade. Kentucky Derby Attire. Fried Chicken dinners available a la carte, as well as Mint Juleps and Derby Sweet Tea. 5-10p.m. Tickets $10 general admission.
Fri May 7 This day in history: (1994) Edvard Munchs painting "The Scream" recovered 3 months after stolen.
Historic Macon’s Party of the Year
(In the Street). Annual fundraiser. Tour 3 fullyinterpreted historic homes, catered food, live music, wine and beer. Tickets $50. 7 – 10pm. 742.5084. HistoricMacon.org. Oakhaven Ave.
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Brad Downs & the Poor Bastards SAT. APRIL 24
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When ‘Keeping it Real’ Goes Wrong lifestyle
BY RONALD “DIRT DOGG” JACKSON
Everyone wants to keep it real. But when does keeping it real go wrong? In hip hop and urban culture a lot of people think keeping it real means keeping it gangster. Yeah I know, it’s really not like that but honestly most rap right now that’s popular is mostly about selling drugs. Then as a slap in the face, people think that’s keeping it real! As much as I love Gucci Mane to Young Jeezy to T.I. to Lil Wayne….let me keep it real for a moment, there is nothing real about prison. It started way back in the day with hustlers of the ‘60s and ‘70s. As hip hop made prominence in the late ‘60s it was an expression of the people in the struggle. A representation of our culture that opened the world to the struggle of black people. Even in the ‘80s with Grandmaster Flash (White Lines, The Message) to Public Enemy and many more. Back then keeping it real meant hustling and taking care of your community at the same time. A balance of good and evil, but now can we say in hip hop that there is a balanced artist? At least one we can relate to from Middle GA?
I get hundreds of cd’s every week. Most music I get is rapping about being a trap boy to a kingpin. No one parties anymore, is it lame to have a good time? Let’s be clear I want my people to make money. I know our communities have been drug infested for years. I know that a lot of youth see no way out but to sell drugs. But damn! When did this become our mainstream form of hip hop entertainment! I know there can be a balance of hip hop. We have seen this from Outkast to our own Sonny Spoon. Both of these artists have made music for our community with messages in them as well as party music and gangster rap. The perception of hip hop from the south in the mainstream has fueled the misunderstanding between our generation and our elders. That’s why it’s hard to bring hip hop to the forefront in Middle Georgia without fear from the community. As a dj I am as responsible as the artist for what’s being played on the radio to the club. So I have struggled with myself asking “Am I keeping it real?” I have tried to squeeze in some Run DMC and Public Enemy. I have played some Outkast to Goodie Mob. But who can I play currently that’s what I would call pro-community? Not messages mixed with violence and degradation. But someone completely focused on helping
the community. These artist are out there but many are forced underground and never make the mainstream. Now don’t get me wrong we have artist like Common, Lupe fiasco and the Roots but that’s mostly up-north hip hop. I am talking about my backyard and stomping ground, the south. To me there is nothing more real then an artist willing to express themselves and help the community that buys their records at the same time. An artist who can party, impress the ladies and mentor young people trying to make it out the hood. I loved the maturity Young Jeezy showed on his last album with songs like “My presidents black and crazy world.” He still was Jeezy but he showed concern for the struggle in the community. If we can balance what we consider real then we can change what Middle Georgia thinks of hip hop. I dj community events, old school parties, mixed crowd bars, pop nightclubs all the way to Money’s. As much as G Money’s rep has been challenged I have done more in the community with him and the people who party at Money’s are a part of the community we want to help. To me that’s keeping it real, my success here in Middle GA has been a direct relation to the diverse opportunities I have had. So if you are an artist and you want to keep it real do this. Express your-
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U2's 360 World Tour is returning to North America this June, and the band has selected a plethora of opening acts to support their many shows. Lenny Kravitz will be first up, supporting 360 concerts in Salt Lake City (6/3), Denver (6/12), and Anaheim, California (6/6); The Fray will take on shows in Seattle (6/20), Edmonton (6/23), and Oakland, California (6/16); and Interpol will open the evenings in Toronto (7/3), Chicago (7/6), Miami (7/9), Philly (7/12), and Minneapolis (6/27.) U2 will head back over to Europe in August, where they'll play additional dates in Germany, Finland, Greece, Turkey, Italy, and Spain, among other destinations... The inaugural Truck America Festival has been scheduled for April 30th to May 2nd at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, New York; the fest, which is the American sister event to Oxfordshire, UK's Truck Festival, has already snagged White Rabbits, Mercury Rev, Neil Halstead, Hopewell, and The Joy Formidable for its show lineup... Bombay Bicycle Club, whose latest album is 2009's I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose, are currently whipping together a quick acoustic album that they plan to offer up in May or June of this year. Guitarist Jamie MacColl says that the band are simultaneously working on their next full-length proper/regular studio album, for which they're still seeking a producer... And former Morcheeba vocalist Skye aka Shirley Klarise Yonavive Edwards is set to rejoin the band she helped make famous. She just performed with them for the first time since 2003 at Switzerland's Caprices Festival last week, and is also working again with the
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MINI BUZZ: • Los Campesinos! are promoting their own newest album, Romance is Boring, with both North American and European tour dates this spring... • Jose Gonzalez is reforming his band Juniper with Tobias Winterkorn and Elias Araya, with an album expected later this year... • James Lavelle and Pablo Clements better known as UNKLE - are dropping their latest electronica/hip-hop/psychedelia album, Where Did the Night Fall, on May 10th; the set will include appearances from Autolux, The Black Angels, and Screaming Trees' Mark Lanegan... • Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley is working with Ministry band member Chris Connely on a new band that they've dubbed The High Confessions... • Japandroids have announced that they've just started releasing a new series of singles for 2010, with each single set to contain a previously unreleased tune plus a Japandroids cover of various songs that influenced them as a band...
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n addition to great barbecue, this weekend is about music and plenty of it. The groove gets going Friday, April 23 with a free concert at the BBQ stage behind First National Bank downtown. Southwind, featuring local teens Derek Petty, Daniel Petty and Walker Ozier, opens the show at 5:30 p.m. Lamar's own guitar god Mark Henson will take the stage at 6:30 p.m. followed by The Wed: 2/03 Saturday Master Blasters at 8:30 p.m. Free music resumes at 1 p.m. Man Who Shot at the BBQ stage with Veronika Jackson and Doctor Dixon, theLiberty Valance (1947) Blues Physician. The Melflames, let by local musician Roger McLeod, take the stage at 3 p.m. Gates at Ritz Park open at 5 p.m. Saturday for the main event concert. Tickets are $10. Sammy Blue and his band open the music at 6:30 p.m. followed by the Buckeye Band at 8 p.m. Veteran blues musician Eddie Kirkland will be presented the Georgia Music Legend Award at about 9 p.m. Kirkland will likely do a short set and there is no shortage of possibilities as to who will show up to jam with him. Following the presentation, headliners Nick Moss and the Fliptops will take the stage. Based in Chicago, Moss was recently named the Blues Entertainer of the Year.
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Kick-Ass (PG-13) Consensus: Not for the faint of heart, Kick-Ass takes the comic adaptation genre to new levels of visual style, bloody violence, and gleeful profanity. Mark Millar's violent comic tale of wannabe superheroes is adapted by writer-director Matthew Vaughn (LAYER CAKE) with this Marv Films production. Aaron Johnson stars as a teen who steps out of his house one day with a mask and a painted baseball bat and starts to fight crime even though he has no superpowers. Lyndsy Fonseca co-stars as the character's object of desire, with Nicolas Cage also appearing as an ex-cop whose hatred of a drug lord forces him to train his daughter to be a lethal vigilante. Theatrical Release:Apr 16, 2010. Clash of the Titans (PG-13) Critics' Consensus: An obviously affectionate remake of the 1981 original, Louis Leterrier's Clash doesn't offer enough visual thrills to offset the deficiencies of its script. There are too many Greek gods for me to keep straight, since as a child I didn't have action figures as a learning tool. I was prepared to take notes during "Clash of the Titans" but only wrote down a single one: "Release the Kraken!" â€” Conan O'Brien. I know I was intended to be terrified by the release of the Kraken, but all I could think of was O'Brien shouting "Release the bear!" and then some guy in a bear suit runs out and sits on the lap of a guest. In this case, the Kraken is the nuclear option for Zeus, who has been persuaded by Hades to put down a revolt by the upstart mortals of Argos. Death at a Funeral (R) Consensus: It's amusing and it assembles a talented cast, but Neil LaBute's surprisingly faithful remake ultimately falls short of the original. The best comedy since "The Hangover." A big family home is the setting for a funeral that's just one damn thing after another. Remake of a 2007 Brit comedy, but a lot funnier. All-star cast includes Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, James Marsden, Peter Dinklage, Loretta Devine, Regina Hall, Zoe Saldana, Tracy Morgan, Luke Wilson and on and on. (4/14/10)
After.Life (R) Consensus: Boasting dazzling animation, a script with surprising dramatic depth, and thrilling 3-D sequences, How to Train Your Dragon soars. After a car crash, Christina Ricci regains consciousness on a mortician's slab, and the undertaker (Liam Neeson) informs her she's dead, but is having a hard time accepting it. Well, is she? She talks, she moves--but us she alive? Her boyfriend (Justin Long) won't believe she's dead, but of course the police won't listen it him. A horror film that allows both possibilities. Well acted, nicely atmospheric, but finally frustrating because it leaves everything up to us to decide, and is deliberately too ambiguous to make that possible. (4/7/10)
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TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You are practical, peace loving, stubborn, and deliberate. Taurus has a natural interest in money, and you like the finer things in life. New goals and plans are being discussed between you and your partner but the timing is not yet right to implement them. A bit more work is needed and a few more things have to be considered. There is much background work to do before you are ready to go forward. You have kept these plans a deep and dark secret but next week you will probably let the cat out of the bag. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Gemini is versatile, fickle, intelligent, creative, quick, neat, and curious. Gemini learns quickly and has the ability to get a good education. Finances are going to be somewhat frustrating this week as something is delayed (as usual). You are developing a secret goal which will take a couple of years to place into action. Someone needs your expertise on a job. They have to start in June and hopefully you will be available then to lend them a hand or take over the project. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Cancer is sentimental, sensitive, and needs to have a sense of security. Cancer is intensely romantic and has a vivid imagination. People are trying to gain your well known sympathy this week. Be a little suspicious of their tales because something is not quite right and above board. Do only as much as you feel comfortable with. Try not to go out of your way. It will be a few weeks yet before the entire story comes to light. You might feel like hiding your money and that could be a wise idea. Just for a couple of weeks.
LEO (July 23-August 22): Leo is colorful, self assured, outgoing, impulsive and expansive. This week you must talk about what you really wish to accomplish in the future. There is a good chance this week to increase your finances unexpectedly. There could be a rather substantial windfall for you. There is a huge opportunity on the horizon for you so keep your eyes and ears wide open.
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LIBRA (Sept 23-Oct 22): Libra is artistic, musical, level headed, sympathetic, and generous. You can be gossipy, critical, and bitter. Listen very carefully to your partner or best friend for the next week or so, as they have some great ideas and may even open the doors for you to a new opportunity. Someone needs you to teach them what you know best. It appears that you should hear from him/her by the end of this week. A little windfall of money should be dropping into you lap over the weekâ€™s end. SCORPIO (October 23-Nov 21): You are very intense, strong willed, determined and secretive. You can be willful and sarcastic, but a deep thinker with a fine mind. Look forward to about two or more weeks of hard work before you can relax or take some time off. It appears that everything around you is starting to wind down and then you can make up a new schedule for yourself. By then a promotion or a new opportunity will be offered. You may have to wait, though, until the timing is right to take up this new position. SAGITARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21): Sagittarius is warm and friendly. You like to talk a great deal making it difficult for others to get a word in edgewise. New opportunities are numerous now so keep a watch out for them. This is a good week for filling out papers or/or applications. Apply now, for acceptance later, to whatever or wherever you want. If it is especially a school to which you are applying you should have good luck. A nice trip is being planned and you should be leaving shortly. (Off to a school maybe?) CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19): Capricorn is very often politically minded. Capricorn is also patient, reserved, cautious, faithful and shrewd. Your timing is absolutely excellent right now. You are doing something that will be repeated in August. This month you may feel you are obligated to help someone financially. It will probably be in the way of a favor. As usual (sigh!), you realistically do not expect the favor to be returned. AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18): Aquarius has a strong will, and is inventive, and will always enjoy doing the unexpected, but you can be self centered.. You may find yourself planning an unexpected trip that may suddenly come up this week. You are running into periods of being highly practical and then again, switching over to being extremely impractical. You have to fight with yourself now to use your common sense and to keep your feet firmly on the ground. You have a tendency to aimlessly drift through life. This is a good time to learn fortune telling. PISCES (Feb 19-March 20): You are emotional, easy going, artistic and sociable, Worry plagues you. Pisces will see only the good in others, but you can often be self-centered. During this spring and summer you have to be a self starter. This is necessary in order to get anything done. Since nothing much requires your prompt attention you will probably just lay around and flow with the current. Get busy as it is a good time for planning or gardening. This is also a good time for a vacation or at least to make the plans for one.
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