KNOW MACON: JAN 11 - 24, 2012 PUBLISHER’S NOTES
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by BRAD EVANS
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t’s hard to believe it’s been a year since we started prepping for last years Readers’ Choice Awards show at the Cox Capitol Theatre. A lot has happened since then. New restaurants have been firing up their grills, new bands and songwriters have been playing and recording, new shops are springing up so there is a lot to pay attention to this year when voting. We will be releasing nominees next week via our website, 11thhouronline.com, and our Facebook Page, 11th Hour Macon. If you are one of the lucky nominees, don’t be afraid to campaign. Lots of nominees use their mad twitter skills, Facebook posts, posters, index cards, really loud hollers, and just about everything in between to get a vote. There is no shame in promoting yourself for this award. At our first awards show, we asked participating bands if they would play one original song, and one song connected to Macon’s musical heritage,
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and it was pretty awesome. We’re thinking about doing that again this year. If you are a band that would like to play the ceremony, or if you know of someone who deserves to be onstage in February, shoot us an email and let us know. firstname.lastname@example.org
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ELTON JOHN IN MACON!
The “rocket man” is coming back to Macon after performing here 12 years ago. John and his band are scheduled to perform at the Macon Centreplex Wednesday March 20th at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Saturday, January 19th at ticketmaster.com. They are $39, $79 and $139. There is an 8 ticket limit per customer.
WHITE CIRCUIT BY happened that way. You can have THOMAS SANDERS AT THE something look awesome on paper, MACON ARTS GALLERY but if it doesn’t gel and have synergy and doesn’t have it’s own life, then it’s done for the wrong reason. We’re very lucky that it came together super fast, and super organic and it works. It’s got to be pretty awesome to have a Neville on stage with you? You kidding? It’s incredible. I look through fan photos and 1 out of every 8 or 10 shots you just see the cheesiest grin on my face looking over at Cyril. I can’t believe I’m getting to play with him every night. I got a little gushy a few months ago, after about a year on the road and I pulled him aside and said “I really can’t believe I’m getting to play next to you every night.” He said “I can’t believe I’m getting to play next to you.” It was this big bromance. I do love him. He is a brother.
Q& A DEVON ALLMAN PLAYING THE COX CAPITOL THEATRE ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 18TH WITH HIS NEW BAND, THE ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD I know you have had your own path to music. I know you probably get tired of this question. How has being an Allman affected you being a musician? Oh Man. Well, I think at the end of the day, I think it provides some curiosity for music fans, for Allman fans to see my last name and want to pop in to see what I’m all about. But ultimately, I think that they find out that I’ve carved out this path for myself and that I have my own style. They find that I have my own interpretation of what blues is, what rock is, and soul. I think they come in curious, but they leave as a fan most of the time. You didn’t have the typical rock star son’s life though right? I did not. Thank God. We probably wouldn’t be talking right now. Exactly. I did about everything under the sun. I was a T-shirt screen printer, worked third shift at a steel factory, sold insurance. I did a lot of things to try and find my way. And I’m glad I did because it gave me a work ethic and that’s important today, to be an independent artist you’ve got to have a work ethic.
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But you and your dad are pretty close now? Yes. We are super close. And that’s great for both of us. In him I have the older guy in my life that I didn’t have earlier in my years. In me he has someone that he can see carry on the tradition, he’s got someone that won’t feed him full of bullshit. If you become successful at a really young age, and a lot of people depend on you for their paycheck, it’s hard to get a straight shot from someone, so I try to offer him that. You also got a chance to tour with The Allman Brothers for a while? How was that? What did you learn? Any favorite stories? I left my senior year of high school to tour with the Allman Brothers band, it was their reunion tour. That was my senior thesis I guess. But the thing that sticks with me most is a story in Boston. We were playing downtown Boston, and the bus was parked downtown and it was after the show. Everyone had the munchies. We walked over 6-7 homeless people on the way to a 7-11. We walk in to get a few items. It’s me, Allan Woody and Warren Haynes. We are at the register checking out and we see the guy who works there picking up a tray of donuts, bagels, and other pastries and getting ready to dump them in the trash. Warren spoke up and asked him what he was doing. He told us that it was policy they throw pastries out after 12 hours. Warren made the guy give him the stuff and we bagged them up and handed them out to the homeless people on the
way. Even though I kind of had stars in my eyes, and I was on tour and it was all so awesome, this kind of just hit me. It doesn’t matter who you are, you help people. That’s much more important that just rocking out every night. Who were your musical influences growing up? Oh man. Hendrix,Stones, There are so many, Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder, AC DC, BB King, ZZ Top. I mean if we got two hours I’ll tell them all to you but those are the top ones. Tell me about hooking up with this new band? The lineup is pretty incredible. My manager and my guitarist Mike ZIto were sitting around one day and were like, “I wonder what it would be like to have an Allman and a Neville in the same band. Two famous Southern musical families on the same stage. That would be awesome. Well my manager said, “Well I manage Cyril Neville and Devon Allman, so why don’t we try to get them to write together?” I agreed to do it, begrudgingly at first. I’d never co-written a song in my life, so that was new. It just happened in stages. Me and Cyril wrote a tune, and then me and Zito and Cyril got together in New Orleans and jammed and wrote some more tunes. Then we jammed again, then we decided to play together, since we’d written all these songs, and it went really well. So we decided to make a record. It really happened one phase at a time. And I’m glad it
Is that Charlie Wooten playing bass with you guys? He looks prettier now. He’s a monster. Yes that’s Charlie. He’s a virtuosic player and a big sweetheart and we’re really fortunate that he was available. Any particular plans for you and the guys in Macon? It’s always a big event when an Allman comes to town here? Definitely going to H and H. Got to have some Sweet Potato Pie. That is a tradition, and I will not miss it. I also will probably stop by Rose Hill. I haven’t been there since I Was 22 and it’s about time. My Dad recently went and I want to go back and pay respect to my Uncle. But Macon is a really special city to our family with a really supportive group of people that have always been there for us, and we’re looking forward to getting down there and playing a great show.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2013 ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD COX CAPITOL THEATRE Doors at 8 p.m. / Show at 9 p.m. Admission is: $17.50 General Admission Cyril Neville – Percussion and Vocals Devon Allman – Guitar and Vocals Mike Zito – Guitar and Vocals Charlie Wooton – Bass Yonrico Scott – Drums
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Free classes at PeachMac of Macon at Shoppes at River Crossing You have just purchased the coolest, newest, greatest device Apple has ever created. Learn how to maximize your iPad’s capabilities. Please join us for an hour of hands-on experience with your new iPad 2. - Intro to Mac; Every Saturday 10:00 – 11:00am. Cost free! If you're new to the Mac, or to OS X, this workshop is for you.
1.11 THE CORTONA TRIO The newly named Cortona Trio features distinguished faculty artists Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin; Julie Albers, cello; and Elizabeth Pridgen, piano. Tickets $12. Free for students. Presented by Townsend School of Music - Mercer University at Neva Langley Fickling Hall at the McCorkle Music Building - Mercer University. CORKS & CANVAS Presented by The 567 Center for Renewal. Bring a bottle of your favorite wine or other beverage to sip on, bring a friend, and learn to create this festive 11 x 14 painting. No painting experience required. Artist Beth Smith will guide you through the steps. $25 includes all materials for the class (except the wine), and the class lasts 2 and 1/2 hours 7-9:30 pm. Space is limited. To register, call (478) 238-6051 or you can pay online at http://the567.org/art-classes/.
1.12 STORIES AND SONGS PRESENTED BY THE 567 CENTER Stories and Songs isn't your typical concert--it feels more like sitting in a living room with your friends and a few of your favorite songwriters. Featured songwriters tell the stories behind the songs they play and talk about the art of music. Artists featured this month are Anna Mae Kersey, Chelsea Hughes, & Josh Fletcher. Doors open at 7:30, music starts at 8. Tickets may be purchased at the door. $7 ($5 for students). 533 Cherry Street, downtown Macon. COMEDIAN HUGGY LOWDOWN AT THE DOUGLASS THEATRE Popular Comedian Huggy Lowdown makes his Douglass Theatre debut for two hilarious shows. Huggy is a comic fixture on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, heard locally on V-101.7 and more than 100 markets throughout the country. Huggy Lowdown will be joined by his cohort in comedy Chris Paul for two big shows. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. 478-742-2000 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
1.13 MACON FILM GUILD PRESENTS “CHICKEN WITH PLUMS” Screenings are held the 2nd Sunday of each month at 2:00, 4:30 and 7:30 PM at the historic Douglass Theatre. “Wildly creative and beautiful” – Time (France, 2012, Drama/Comedy, 90 minutes, rated PG-13) Admission $5. MACON’S WEDDING RING BRIDAL SHOW 1:00 p.m.-4:00p.m. at The Blacksmith Shop 655 Poplar Street Macon, Ga Tickets are available through www.maconsweddingring.com $10 per bride, $5 for general public. An afternoon of fun, food, music, prizes and an opportunity to spend time with some of the best wedding professionals in Middle Georgia.
1.17 FAMILY FUN AT MUSEUM OF ARTS & SCIENCES - PRESENTING “ULTRA GALACTIC GUNG-HO GURUS 6-9pm. This one-nightonly special Premiere Screening Event featuring the original educational comedy from the
Middle Georgia Art Association: Free and open to the public. Gallery open Tuesday - Friday, Noon - 5 p.m. Saturday, Noon - 3 p.m. 478.744.9557. MiddleGeorgiaArt.org. 2330 Ingleside.
Macon Arts Gallery The Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is always free. For more info call 478.743.6940. 486 First St.
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MERCER UNIVERSITY OPERA PRESENTS “LOLANTHE” The Mercer University Opera allows students to develop as singing actors through stage movement and interpretation techniques. A colorful repertoire of musical theatre -- ranging from opera to Broadway musicals -- culminates in first-class staged and costumed productions. January 17 - 20 Mercer Opera presents the opera about the Queen of the fairies taking over Parliament. The hero is only mortal from the waist down, so silliness prevails. Showtime 7:30pm. Tickets $10 Adults. Free for students and with Mercer I.D. Neva Langley Fickling Hall at the McCorkle Music Building - Mercer University 1329 Adams Street
studios of Georgia filmmakers, Al and Lee Waller, takes adults and kids adults on a journey through humanity’s quest for outer space and has something for everyone. Get an insider’s perspective about the film: meet the filmmakers, hear behind-the-scenes stories of the making of the film, win great UG3 collector’s items, and more. $7 per person MERCER UNIVERSITY OPERA PRESENTS “IOLANTHE” Presented by Townsend School of Music Mercer University, January 17 - 20th. Mercer Opera presents the opera about the Queen of the fairies taking over Parliament. The hero is only mortal from the waist down, so silliness prevails. Tickets $10 Adults. Free for students and with Mercer I.D. 7:30pm. Located at Neva Langley Fickling Hall at the McCorkle Music Building Mercer University, 1329 Adams Street
1.18 DOULGASS THEATRE PRESENTS THE SCREENING OF “THE INTOUCHABLES” 5pm and 7:30pm. $5 per person. The Intouchables (French comedy- drama, rated R, duration 1 hr and 52 min) is based on a true story about an aristocratic quadriplegic who hires a young man from the projects to be his caretaker. 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. OPENING RECEPTION “FLOWERS, BUDS & TWIGS” Presented by Middle Georgia Art Association, Opening reception 68pm, free and open to the public. This showcase will be on display at the Middle Georgia Art Association Gallery and will feature bright colors and Spring time themes. Each piece in this "garden of artwork" is for sell, and is certain
brighten the cold rainy days of Winter. 2330 Ingleside Avenue
1.19 THE MET OPERA HD LIVE - “MARIA STUARDA” AT THE DOUGLASS THEATRE Maria Stuarda (duration: 2hr and 26 mins ) Joyce DiDonato's performance in the title role of Mary, Queen of Scots, "will be pointed to as a model of singing," full of "plush richness and aching beauty," in David McVicar's Met premiere production. 12:55PM. $24 per person, $20 for students. 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
1.22 FILM SCREENING “SANSARA” Presented by Macon Film Guild at Douglass Theatre. "Samsara" (USA, 2012, Documentary, 99 minutes, rated PG-13 for some disturbing and sexual images) dir. Ron Fricke (Chronos, Baraka) Prepare yourself for an unparalleled sensory experience. Filmed over a period of almost five years and in twenty-five countries, "Samsara" transports us to sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial sites, and natural wonders. Film screens at 7:30PM. $5 admission. 478-742-2000
1.25 TUBMAN AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM’S “ALL THAT JAZZ” Featuring Phil Perry & Pieces of a Dream. (Jazz concert & Benefit for the museum) Cost: $125 individual floor tickets. $1,000 for a table. $40 balcony seating. Macon City Auditorium, 415 1st Street, Macon. 7pm - Cocktails & Dinner, 8pm - Show performances, After Show Dancing with AJ the DJ
Open gallery exhibits at Contemporary Arts Exchange. Resident and guest artist exhibits every First Friday, 7 - 10 p.m. MySpace.com/CAEMacon. 2nd Floor, 590 Mulberry St.
Art on the Avenue Fine Art Gallery New monthly gallery shows. 2368 Ingleside Ave, 478-743-3720
Festival of Trees: The Museum of Arts and Sciences features its 26th Annual Festival of Trees exhibition, which displays more than 35 holiday trees elaborately decorated by local designers. The exhibition adorns the Museum's festive galleries through December 30, 2012.
Wesleyan Market every second Saturday 9am - 1pm. Held monthly, this fun community event features a variety of locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods. Music, fun & educational events also offered. Free and open to the public. Mulberry Market every Wednesday. 4:30-7pm. Find a variety of all things fresh and local, from honey to breads, seasonal vegetables to grass-fed beef.
Museum of Arts & Sciences. Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 – 5 p.m. $5 - $10. Free for Bibb Co. residents the first Sunday of each month. 478-477-3232. 4182 Forsyth Rd.
Tubman African American Museum Tuesday-Friday 9am – 5pm Sat – 11-5pm $8general admission $6 for seniors/students/military $4children www.tubmanmuseum.com
Georgia Children’s Museum: Tuesday – Saturday 10:30 -5:30, $4 per person, 2 and under free. Free admission on Tuesdays from 10:30 -1:30 for City of Macon residents and First Fridays from 5:30-8:30. The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House in Macon. This houseturned-museum was where members of the Allman Brothers Band, their roadies, friends and families lived between 1970 and 1973.Call for hours. 741.5551. 2321
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame TuesdaySaturday, 9am-5pm (admission $8 for adults; $6 for seniors, college students, & military; $3.50 children).
The Hay House, 934 Georgia Ave. Open Tuesdays-Saturdays 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m. - 4. Tours are on the hour with the last tour at 3 p.m. $8 adults, $4 students. Children under 6 free. The Sidney Lanier Cottage House Museum, 935 High Street in Macon, is the birthplace of noted poet, musician & soldier, Sidney Lanier (1842-1881). Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm and tours are $5. 478.743.3851
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BY LARRY SCHLESINGER
President Pro Tem, Macon City Council
THE PLACE TO BE FOR RETIREES
just began teaching a weekly course as part of Wesleyan College's Academy for Lifelong Learning entitled 'From Sacrifice to Prayer: The Evolution of Jewish Theology'. In it, I intend to compare and contrast the thousand-year evolution and radical transformation of Jewish thought from its cultic Old Testament origins to the rabbinic period of the Second Temple in which Jesus and the disciples lived. Class discussions focus on fundamental rabbinic concepts and their relationship to the birth and development of Christian thought and theology, as well as to the development of Jewish thought today. Initially, I was told to expect the usual group of some 15 retirement-age students to register for the class; to my surprise and delight, however, closer to thirty have signed up for the four-week course. Some might conclude that this increased student number is some kind of testament to the appeal of the topic of the course or its instructor. I, on the other hand, conclude that this is much more indicative of the thirst many older Maconites have for continuing education. For many years, my parents wintered in Pompano Beach, Florida, where they and many of their friends there participat-
MACON AND MIDDLE GEORGIAâ€™S RELATIVELY LOW COST OF LIVING AND PROXIMITY TO ATLANTA AND HARTSFIELD AIRPORT MAKE THIS A PRIME AREA FOR RETIREMENT LIVING. ed regularly in continuing education courses offered nearby by and at Florida Atlantic University. The course offerings to the retiree population there were many and varied, and its continuing education program swiftly evolved into a major teaching division of, and a significant revenue stream for, the university. In the past, Florida coastal communities were overwhelmingly regarded as THE place to be for retirees, but the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Andrew in 1992, and Hurricane Wilma in 2005, changed all that. Ever since, retirees in significant numbers have been and still are looking for inland alternatives in relatively warm climes like Macon. We here in Middle Georgia need only look as far as Savannah to realize that
growing numbers of retirees regard our latitude as attractive, and while our Middle Georgia region periodically encounters and endures some tornadic activity, we are situated much further inland from the coast and the destructive fury of hurricane landfall. That is why the City of Macon's Mayor and Council's decision last year to join the AARP's Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities was so very significant to and for us all. In partnership with the World Health Organization, the American Association of Retired Persons' Age-Friendly Communities initiative was launched last April in seven states and the District of Columbia. Macon is the first designated Age-Friendly Community in the entire state of Georgia, and while much is already in place, two years of planning followed by three years of putting those plans into place now ensues. In return for this significant five-year designation, our local governments have pledged to improve the quality of life here for older people in eight areas: 1) safe and accessible outdoor spaces; 2) transportation; 3) housing; 4) access to leisure activities and culture; 5) respect and social inclusion; 6) civic participation and employment,
7) communication and information; and 8) community support and health services. Tattnall Square Park and its surrounding neighborhoods that have already seen substantial revitalization work are earmarked to become the model for how to create "age friendly" areas throughout the rest of Macon and Bibb County. An 82page report issued by Dan Burden and Samantha Thomas of the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute has been issued, recommending more benches, landscaping, better sidewalks and bicycle lanes for the area. In his visit to Macon last summer, Georgia AARP state President, Barry Reid, remarked, â€œA community that is age-friendly is friendly to all ages." That is what we are here by nature, and that is why continuing education programs like Wesleyan College's Academy for Lifelong Learning are crucial components of the groundwork necessary to grow retirees. Macon and Middle Georgia's relatively low cost of living and proximity to the City of Atlanta make this a prime area for retirement living, and now more that 35 million AARP members have been informed about our newly acquired "age friendly" designation. That makes us now THE place to be for retirees.
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I have been a reader of the 11th Hour for some time and quite frankly shocked at the article you published in your magazine in regards to “Our Forefathers Didn’t Envision AR15’s”. I am a 60 year old male that is an avid gun advocate and own a number of weapons including assault rifles, long guns, shot guns and pistols. The thoughts of our forefathers didn’t envision AR15’s has nothing to do with the fact there was this type weapon used in a mass killing. For crying out loud it could have been a riot shot gun loaded with buck shot or semi automatic pistols or hell it could have been a car loaded with ammonium nitrate w/ trigger. Come on haven’t we villainized one weapon enough, where will it all end. Obviously you are an advocate of the first amendment “Freedom of Speech” you own a magazine, what’s next the government starts telling us what we can and can’t say. You know as well as I do this is ridiculous. In your article you contradict yourself numerous times from wanting gun control on assault weapons and then saying you don’t believe in gun control, which is it? I agree something needs to be done but leave our second amendment rights out of the picture and concentrate on fixing the person. The very minute you start changing these rights you open the door for more changes to other rights this country was founded on. I’m sorry but you leave my “Bill Of Rights “alone. Y o u state you agree with Obama with putting restrictions on automatic, semi automatic, pistols and magazines, you can bet your bottom dollar I don’t and a mass of constituents in this Country don’t. Obama is already trying to get the EPA to make mandatory restrictions on productions of lead based munitions. The Obama administration wants to stop all productions of lead based munitions because of the environmental effects, this is Bulls$#t and everyone knows it. Obama is trying to back door this and try to stop production of ammunitions, no ammunition makes guns obsolete. I do agree armed personnel i.e. Teachers (trained), armed guards or police would make a difference, these are steps to correct the people problem (Texas has allowed this). Growing up in the 50’s and 60’s there were as many guns then as they are now and we didn’t go around shooting up schools, blowing up building or waging wars on the police. Face it we were disciplined by our parents and they took responsibility for our outcome as young adults. Today that is lacking in most the families, people call it dysfunctional now and that’s crap. We as parents need to take a more proactive approach and assume the responsibility of our children. I’ve heard of parents being scared of their children, this is crazy shouldn’t it be the other way around. I loved my father and respected him but I was scared enough of him I would never touched any weapon in our house unless I had his permission and in his presence. He was a cop and we had weapons in the house for protection as well as hunting. Once again this has nothing to do with a weapon it has to do with respect and compassion of your fellow man and gun safety. The weapon of the time when our forefathers wrote the 2nd amendment was a black powder flint lock muzzle loaders and primitive cannons that were very inaccurate. I don’t think for a minute our forefathers had in mind in 220 years our weaponry would have advanced to
the technology of today. They would not have envisioned we would put men on the moon, break land speed records in access of 700 miles per hour or have missiles so accurate you could place in someone’s back pocket from 500 miles. You’re comparing apples with oranges. It doesn’t make any difference if you have a muzzle loader of an AR15, they both maimed and kill, and this was proven in the Civil War. The Newtown, Conn. event mass shooting is very disturbing and tells me there’s a problem with our society not the guns. An old saying “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people” is so true it’s scary. My heart goes out to all the individuals involved with picking up the pieces and try to move forward from this devastating event. I am a father myself and couldn’t imagine losing one of my children to a violent act of this nature, but the fact is it had nothing to do with the weapon. It had to do with the crazy person wielding the gun and taking advantage of the situation. This can be done at anytime with any type of gun, bomb, car, plane, knifes etc. come on let’s get real and try and find a realistic solution to this bad problem. What’s next if we start compromising our 2nd amendments rights regardless of what changes we make to the “Right to Bear Arms”? I guess we start collecting all the cars in the country, hell those can become a weapon as well it was proved with the Oklahoma City bombing where 168 people lost their life and 19 of those were children, how much did you hear from the media about those children and adults that died? Did you hear outcries from everyone banning vehicles, ammonium nitrate and diesel fuels, no. You can still buy all of these products and when combined can be a lethal combination. Your comparison of owning a nuclear weapon to an AR15 is as ridiculous as the government recalling all vehicles in the Country because they can be used as a weapon. Come on let’s be realistic an AR15 or any assault, semi or automatic gun is not a nuclear weapon. In summary this article you posted in your magazine about our forefathers and our Bill of Rights has really upset me to the degree I thought I needed to write you. You need to pick a side and quit straddling the fenc. I’m so tired of hearing about how if this weapon wouldn’t have been available this would not have happened, this is crap. Where there is a will there is a way and this disturbed young man would have found another way. It boils down to the left wing trying to make some concessions about assault weapons and gun ownership in a knee jerk reaction, then trying to make themselves feel better about the fact they have done something however useless. It’s so stupid due to the fact there is no way in this country you can remove all the weapons off the streets, there is in access of 3 million privately owned guns. Do you think for a one minute if the patrons would have been armed in the Aurora Colorado Theater shooting (no gun zone) the gunman could have killed this many people, hell no. I plan on notifying all my friends/family of this article and I can assure you they won’t be happy about the many comments for gun control. I hope you re-evaluate your decision for any kind of gun control and print my response to your article in your magazine. - Pat Thomas Milledgeville, Ga
POLITICO CONFESSIONS OF A NEOCON
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BY BILL KNOWLES
The first time one of Ron Paul's supporters called me a Neocon I was insulted and hacked off which was exactly the response the name caller was looking for. However since then, the more times I have been called that the more enamored to it I have become. Yes....I admit it...I am a Neocon. Thank you for labeling me as such, all you napalm spreading Paul-ites who are the self-proclaimed "Defenders of the Faith", "Proclaimers of the Truth" and "The Founding Fathers Favorites". Your name calling has finally produced something meaningful. The American Heritage Dictionary's definition of neoconservativism is "an intellectual and political movement in favor of political, economic, and social conservatism that arose in opposition to the perceived liberalism of the 1960s" and Wordnet 3.0 defines it as "an approach to politics or theology that represents a return to a traditional point of view (in contrast to more liberal or radical schools of thought of the 1960s)". Guilty on both charges. The early Neocons of the Sixties themselves were a radical group indeed. According to James Nuechterlein in an essay titled "The End of Neoconservatism" written in 1996, "Neoconservatives differed with traditional conservatives on a number of issues, of which the three most important, in my view, were the New Deal, civil rights, and the nature of the Communist threat. On the New Deal, neoconservatives wanted not to dismantle the welfare/regulatory state, as did most traditionalists, but simply to prevent its infinite expansion, as in the programs of the Great Society. On civil rights, all neocons were enthusiastic supporters of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1965, while the National Review was suspicious of King and opposed to federal legislation forbidding racial discrimination." Well, I can certainly see how calling someone a Neocon by a Paul supporter might be considered a derogatory term in their thoughts. (See the famous newsletters.) As for the New Deal, there were aspects of it that were despirately needed at the time, such as the creation of the FDIC and the Rural Electrification Association, but I do heartily agree that the Great Society of LBJ was certainly a lot more detrimental to society than the beginning of the entitlements that FDR brought us, which were held largely in check by Truman, Eisenhower and Kennedy. In more recent history, Neocons are highly supportive of Israel and opposed to the current regimes in Iran and Syria, Hezzbollah and the Muslim Brotherhood. Again....Guilty as charged and I am unashamed to say so. Israel has been one of the United States most loyal allies. Why should we not show them the same loyalty that they have shown us? Especially since they are our last allies in the Middle East. Irving Kristol, who's been called the "Godfather of Neocons" and the real father of Bill Kristol who is pictured above, wrote in a 2003 article for The Weekly Standard called "The Neoconservative Persuation" that Republicans cannot be "blind to the fact
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that neoconservative policies, reaching out beyond the traditional political and financial base, have helped make the very idea of political conservatism more acceptable to a majority of American voters. Nor has it passed official notice that it is the neoconservative public policies, not the traditional Republican ones, that result in popular Republican presidencies." The main policies Mr. Kristol wrote about are cutting taxes as well as foreign policy. A Neocon, according to Kristol, feels that the divide between the 'haves and the have nots' lessens when there is economic growth for all, even if that means an increased federal deficit which is a necessary evil if it will help spur the desired economic growth. Kristol continues, "It is a basic assumption of neoconservatism that, as a consequence of the spread of affluence among all classes, a property-owning and tax-paying population will, in time, become less vulnerable to egalitarian illusions and demagogic appeals and more sensible about the fundamentals of economic reckoning." In other words, sharing the wealth through growth and hard work also means sharing the tax burden throughout society, as opposed to President Obama who just wants to give the "have-nots" what the "haves" have. In foreign policy Kristol wrote that patriotism is "a natural and healthy sentiment and should be encouraged by both private and public institutions", that a world government is a bad idea, that we should be able to tell our friends from our enemies and that we should have military superiority. What novel ideas! Does this sound like the exact opposite of President Obama? It sure does to me. I confess that I am a proud Neocon and I would like to thank all of the Ron Paul supporters who have given me the label that I now completely embrace, although I don't completely embrace everything a traditional Neocon believes. Just do me a favor in the future please? Capitalize the N in Neocon. 11thHourOnline.com
WHAT’S NEW AT THE OLD G RA N T’ S LOUNGE? S OU T H E R N R OC K R E T U R NS T O T HE LEGENDARY STAGE ON POPLAR BY JD QUESENBERRY
It’s a brisk Sunday morning. I’m walking along Poplar, noticing buildings with fresh coats of paint and new business signs hanging. Poplar is definitely getting a much needed facelift. With many working hard to restore Macon, urban renewal seems on the upswing. Tucked in this flurry of renovation is a little bar locals known as Grant’s. I’ve been invited to Grant’s Lounge in it’s down time to sample the atmosphere and get to know the new employees. I’m not from Macon. I’ve never heard of Grant’s. I’ve driven by a few times, it looks like a small dive bar that I’d get eaten alive in. It’s history, like many locally owned businesses, has been fading from minds. Standing in front of me at the nondescript looking door of Grant’s is a smiling Latin man, “Welcome, welcome, come on in. Let me show you around.” He takes my elbow, steers me from the light into the dark. It’s what you would expect with a hole in the wall - dim lights, wood panels, mirrors veined from age. Ricardo Ortiz, the new manager, smiles, shrugs, “You know, it is what it is. There’s nothing wrong with that, though.” It is what it is. What is Grant’s really? Some one who wouldn’t know would see what I saw -- a small place that might need a coat of paint. A small bar that, as far as small bars go, was as just as warm, inviting, and incredibly confined, quaint, one might say. Ed Grant, the current owner, spoke with me of the re-opening, the forming of a new image “It’s something we’ve wanted to do for a long time.” He, too, has taken notice of the positive changes in Macon, as he says, “Consolidation shook the pecan tree. Many opportunities are there for the catching.” He is aware of the history of the place and wants to continue with that strong legacy, “You know,” he says, “I’ve learned one big lesson. People come for one reason--to have a good time. It’s what kept us open for 43 years.” So what is the history? “First, let me show you the Wall of Fame,” Ricardo says, pulling me through the bar. We make it through the small front area to a back littered with pool tables. The main wall is plastered with photos, old band posters, and handwriting claiming things like “1972 - Kitty was here.” I take a breath. Lynrd Skynrd, James Brown, Wet Willie, and Charlie Daniels. Laid out in front of me is the history of this little bar -- a history that changed Macon in many ways. Apparently, as most Maconites know, The Allman Brothers enjoyed hanging here. It was one of the first entertainment spots where white and black began to mix. It was proof that sometimes a little music and booze can smooth out alot. Kenneth Rollins wrote in 11th Hour when Edward Grant, Senior was a pioneer for culture in Macon,
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LEFT: Ricardo Ortiz, the new manager with Kim Brackett. Kim recommends ordering her Vespers, while Ricardo will mix you up the Dirty Puerto Rican, below.
making Grant’s Lounge “the battlefield that helped determine Macon’s contemporary profile, the public image of a city that ultimately chose to issue its raucous, celebrated musical heritage as its calling card, not its racist, meanspirited, Jim Crow-sodden underbelly.” Ricardo is excited, pointing out big names that played on the flat stage. I imagine the closeness, feeling that intimate with a performer you wanted to see. That’s what they’re trying to bring back. The atmosphere of a little dive bar that, as bartender Kim Brackett pointed out, “people like Hemingway and Faulkner would enjoy”. The claustrophobic spaces one can sink into and daydream.So how are they planning on getting us interested in swinging down from Cherry? Damn good bar specials and some nod to the underdogs. “Musicians, people in the hospitality business, and military, all you guys drink for Happy Hour prices, no matter when.” What should you order if you want their best? Kim Brackett will be mixing up her fantastic Vespers (yeah, that’s right, Bond’s drink), martinis, and a fun chocolatey concoction known as a Sidecar for those with a classy taste. (All of which I sampled and highly recommend). Odessa Walker loves making lemon drops and margaritas. Oh, and of course, Ricardo will make you his signature drink, The Dirty Puerta Rican, with a cherry on top.
Grant’s has been open Thursday and Saturday nights for hip hop nights. This won’t change. But, as it was originally famous for, the new guys want to integrate a more varied musical taste. Bartender, Odessa Walker, commented that her favorite thing about working at Grant’s is “the vibe, every one’s here for the music”. So they’re opening doors all week and bringing in different acts. They’ll be open all week, happy hour starts at 3. Need a Sunday night spot? Grant’s will be open until midnight. Wednesday nights will be Open Mic, hosted by John Stanley, lead singer of the local band, Soulshine. Ricardo stressed that the open mic wasn’t just for musicians. “All types of performance is encouraged. We want to diversify. Make this a place for the creative Macon type. It will never be too loud, too dark. We want to enjoy the music, have good conversation, and a relaxed atmosphere.” Friday night will be Southern Rock, with Rat Rodz Cycles sponsoring every First Friday. They’re going to try a Chicken n’ Waffles Sunday Brunch, catered by Sarah Lynn of Good to Go, complete with $6 mimosas and bloody marys. “We all know you regulars downtown. We want you to make us one of your stops.” With the history, and the atmosphere, here’s to the re-opening being a success.
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MONDAYS Sticky Fingers - Recieve one free kids meal with the purchase of one adult meal $7.99 or higher. Valid Monday through Wednesday only. McAlister’s Deli (Presidential Parkway 4747783 and Zebulon Road 405-6825) - 12 and under; one per adult – after 5pm (Tuesday also) Barberitos- Kids eat free after 3pm with the purchase of an adult entree. Dine in only. One per adult, twelve and under Giuseppi’s Pizza & Pasta (477-7400) – 11 and under eat free; one per adult – all day
TUESDAYS Sticky Fingers - Recieve one free kids meal with the purchase of one adult meal $7.99 or higher. Valid Monday through Wednesday only. Moe’s Southwest Grill - One kid 12 and under eats free with the purchase of any adult entree. Locos Grill & Pub- Kids eat free on Tuesdays at Locos Grill & Pub. Purchase of an adult entree is required.
WEDNESDAYS Calientes Burrito Shop (471-8110) – 12 and under eat free; one per adult – after 6:00 pm Georgia Bob’s (257-6710) – 10 and under eat free; one per adult – and after 5pm Saturday
THURSDAYS Barberitos- Kids eat free after 3pm with the purchase of an adult entree. Dine in only. One per adult, twelve and under
SUNDAYS Firehouse Subs – 2 free kid’s meals when you purchase a Medium or Large Sub – Sundays 11thHourOnline.com
1. My husband and I have formulated a plan of action in the event of a zombie apocalypse. 2. My first job was at a feed and seed store. The employees took turns sleeping on the swing they had set up next to the register. 3. I dyed my hair so much in high school, pieces of it actually melted just before senior pictures. 4. My customers said to tell you that I'm nice...I guess they think most folks don't know that. 5. I love musicals. If you ever need a laugh, play the Time Warp or La Vie Boheme and watch me prance around like an idiot. 6. I once sold the pants I was wearing to a creepy guy at my bar - he said he wanted to buy them for his estranged daughter, I chose to believe him. 7. According to ancestry.com, I'm a direct descendant of Odin. I choose to believe that, too. 8. I had a Princess Leia doll made with my face on it - nerdism
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You might know Amanda's smiling face if you've ever ventured into the Hummingbird Stage and Taproom. She's often behind the bar, serving drinks and making jokes with her regulars. She's married to Aaron Irons, one of Macon's best songwriters, in our opinion. Here are 11 things you don't know about her.
meets narcissism. 9. I was the water girl for the high school football team (they called me Sno-Flake). 10. I have an irrational fear of Twinkies. I'm afraid your body can't break them down and if you eat too many, they will just pile up inside your stomach until you explode. 11. I consider myself an expert on Bragg Jam etiquette. A comic book is in the works featuring the art of the great Craig Hamilton.
Band Name and Members: Vocals: Margaret Speilman, Bass: Phil Gibbs, Guitar: Cliff Lee, Drums & Vocals: Donny Screws Describe your sound? We sound like 4 southern musicians playing classic retro-soul music with some classic rock thrown in, from Aretha to Aerosmith to Patsy Cline to the Black Crowes. A bit of reggae is also thrown in! Where do you play in Mid Ga? Various clubs in Macon: Twenties most often, Clubs in Dublin: Moose, 604 Club, Cordele: Cypress Grill & 88 Lounge, many Parties, Street Dances, Various Festivals, etc. We're staying pretty busy.
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What do you like about the Mid Ga Music scene? Making people happy! We love our music & we love it when audiences get into the music & sing & dance with us. There are a lot of friendships in the Middle Georgia Music Scene & we also appreciate the Clubs, restaurants, & Venues giving local bands a chance to play. Best time on stage?? When the audience is with you, the dance floor is full, people are sweating, singing along, & dancing the night away. We love our fans & friends! Best after part experience?? Talking to friends & fans about what a wonderful time we had, hanging out & eating a good, well deserved meal.
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WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO DO.... FREE SHOWS AT THE ROOKERY, THE HUMMINGBIRD AND ROASTED, MACON FILM GUILD, SONGS & STORIES SERIES AND SO MUCH MORE! I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year's Eve! I spent my time celebrating (working) at the Ball Drop, but it turned out to be the largest birthday party I've ever had, thanks to Laura Starling. As far as I know, the bar crowd has wained at bit, gym memberships are up, and everyone seems to be running everywhere. I'll be surprised if this carries on for too much longer, but more power to you if you can keep it up. This is the first year I haven't set any resolutions that I felt committed to, other than a few that we should always be mindful of (Golden Rule type of things). Write to Brad and let him know what yours are though. I'm very excited that on Friday the 11th, a group with some Macon history will be coming through the Rookery for a free show. Thomas Wynn & The Believers is fronted by the son of Capricorn Records' act Cowboy, a 70's group that spent much time on the road with the Brothers and other Walden-related bands. The Believers played at the Big House not too long ago, and offer up a great time. They'll get started around 10:00pm, and you can't beat free. Roasted's offering up a free show right up the street with the return of upand-coming electronic-dub act, Sounduo. Signed to Pretty Lights' label, the group has made appearances in Macon & Milledgeville before and offer up a perfect electro-groove to get the weekend going. On Saturday the 12th, The Hummingbird is pleased to welcome back Dash Rip Rock, a group touted by SPIN as "undoubtably the South's greatest rock band", and by The New York Times as "skillful musicians with a penchant for getting reliably wild". Active since 1984, this is one those "can't miss" shows that comes to Macon every so often. If you're looking for your live music fix, but are prone to enjoy something a bit more down-tempo and relaxing, the 567 offers up another show that night in their Stories & Songs series, this time with local songstresses Anna Mae Kersey and Louise Warren, as well as Josh Fletcher, a long-time Atlanta favorite. I personally love hearing artists talk about their work, whether to explain some deep personal meaning behind a song, or simply a col-
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CASSIA, a local band playing their first Macon show on 1/18 at The 567, featuring 4 local acts and Mel Washington, formerly of All Get Out lection of observations with few common factors. The Macon Film Guild features their monthly film on Sunday the 12th at the Douglass Theatre. During 2012, they had some amazing films that have appeared on screen around the world. Beasts of the Southern Wild was easily my favorite, but on the 12th they're screening Chicken with Plums, a film that Time Magazine has called "Wildly creative and beautiful". The film explores the tragedy of a musician who has lost his will to live and the journey he goes through to renew his faith in life. The Guild typically does an excellent job of picking films that are relevant, interesting, and entertaining, and this should be no exception. The film shows three times during the day - at 2:00pm, 4:30pm, and 7:30pm - and tickets are $5. There are a number of new businesses open or opening around the downtown with more on the way; Doughboy Pizza has garnished a loyal lunch following and stays open late on the weekends, Ginger should be open at the end of January, Kashmir has an excellent drink menu and staff, and hopefully this country bar that's been in the works will be ready soon. I'm ready do the whole 8 Seconds thing and hear Hank I, II, & III, plus all the autotuned crap that's on the air these days. Sounds fun. Though not a new business, the world famous Grant's Lounge has been taken over by new management and is now open daily. I stopped in recently and had one of the best mojitos I've ever had, and the rest of their new menu follows suit. Stop in and ask Ricardo about the specials they're offering and see if it's going to be your new dive. Wear shoes with some grip on the sole if you're going to be dancing, as I learned the hard way. Sorry, Tracy. Make sure to stop by the Mulberry
JANUARY 19TH Macon Beer Company Bash at Lemongrass JANUARY 25TH Tubman Museum's "All That Jazz"
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Street Market on Wednesdays! Though it's not prime veggie season, it is chili weather and they've got plenty to offer. Fountain of Juice currently holds the #1 rank for my favorite chili in town, but I'd love to have some suggestions of where to chow down at. I have been loving NuWay cheeseburgers as of late though. On the 16th, The Hummingbird is hosting two bands from out-of-town that I'm very excited about seeing; Yarn, an alt-country act all the way from Brooklyn will be headlining with main support from Old You, a fun jam-friendly act from Charleston. Both groups have toured nationally and will be taking the Bird stage for a free show around 10:30pm. The Hummingbird has made a nice routine out of offering quality acts for free on Wednesdays and Thursdays, so make sure to check their site for info. The 567 will be presenting a show packed with local talent on the 18th with a $5.00 show from sunDollars, Cassia, Rest, Lennox, and Mel Washington formerly of Macon favorite's All Get Out. 152 Productions, a booking company based in Douglasville, has teamed up with a few locals to start booking at 567 and have brought in a number of successful indie, hardcore, and metal acts. Virtuoso Chris Bell (think Ben Sollee, Andrew Bird) will be settling in at Roasted that night for a show with the occasionally elusive Trendlenberg that should be a great time as well. Chris' has been to Macon at least three or four times in the past five years and is always well received. The man plays a cello like an electric guitar - it's worth seeing. All in all, music seems to be the business around town. Don't forget to sign and help out with the "i love macon" campaign as they near their signature goal, as well as participate in "The Power of Change". Most of all, start thinking pink!
Fundraiser @ City Auditorium JANUARY 26TH Macon Love Rugby Season Opener @ Central City Park
"Glow in the Park" @ Ocmulgee National Monument FEBRUARY 14TH-17TH Macon Film Festival
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B Keith Williams 20’s Pub, Riverside Drive
David Beale Bearfoot Tavern, 9-12 on patio Gareth & the Earthlings Billy’s Clubhouse
Dragon Sleeper, Purging Normandy, Illusionist, and All is Lost. Cox Capitol Theatre
Evan Barber & the Dead Gamblers The Hummingbird
Rock Bottom Band 20’s Pub, Riverside Drive Boothill Billy’s Clubhouse
The Deadfields The Hummingbird
Royal Southern Brotherhood Cox Capitol Theatre
Thomas Wynn & the Believers The Rookery
Christopher Bell with Trendlenberg Roasted Cafe & Lounge
Soulshine Mellow Mushroom
Wartown Wild Wing Cafe
tba APs Hidden Hideaway The Doves Backporch Lounge Tokyo Spa Billy’s Clubhouse
Dash, Rip, Rock The Hummingbird NSP Band Wild Wing Cafe
Big Mike & Booty Papas APs Hidden Hideaway, 3pm Session Road, 8pm APs Hidden Hideaway
Jazz Band - Brunch The Rookery
Lefty Hathaway The Hummingbird
Robert Lee Coleman Mellow Mushroom
Will Stevens Bearfoot Tavern, 9-12 on patio Loose Skrews Wild Wing Cafe
Mel Washington, sunDollars, Cassia 567 Center for Renewal Five 40 Billy’s Clubhouse
Josh Daniel Band The Hummingbird
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Daniel Johnson Band Wild Wing Cafe
Big Mike & Booty Papas APs Hidden Hideaway, 3-8pm Open Mic Night Backporch Lounge
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Yarn w/Old You The Hummingbird
Matt Pippen Wild Wing Cafe, 8:30pm
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John Stanley Backporch Lounge Copious Jones The Hummingbird
Matt Pippen Wild Wing Cafe, 8:30pm
THURS 1/24 Stokeswood The Hummingbird
Travis Bryant Band Wild Wing Cafe B Keith Williams 20’s Pub, Riverside Drive
David Beale Bearfoot Tavern, 9-12 on patio Ben Wells The Hummingbird
Trey Teem Mellow Mushroom
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tba APs Hidden Hideaway B Keith Williams The Hummingbird Radio Cult Wild Wing Cafe
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Ladies - 2 for 1 Everything, Free pool and darts BJs Downtown
Happy hour til 9pm, jam & rehearse 7-10pm, 20’s Pub
College - $2 Wells, Domestics & Pizza, BJs Downtown
35¢ wings, Beer Bingo Chasen’s Lounge
Ladies Night: Free wells for gals all night, DJ Billys Clubhouse
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Game Day Specials: 2 for 1 bombs and $1 domesic drafts Billy’s Clubhouse $13 Miller Lt & Coors Lt Buckets Wild Wing Cafe
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Friday, January 18th Christopher Bell @ Roasted Cafe & Lounge Cellist/songwriter Christopher Bell started touring the US 5 years ago. This February Bell heads back out with two new albums, Live In Your Living Room and Christopher Bell on his self-described trip to ‘have a little fun, tell a couple stories and make them dance.’ Bell attacks the cello, in a style that would make most Suzuki students cringe. Focusing less on the bow and more on turning it into a band, he squeezes every sound out of the instrument. Pounding drums, growling jazz bass-lines, nimble finger tapping and even a glass guitar slide for a couple dirty blues licks punctuate his diverse live show. Christopher Bell gained national acclaim for utilizing unique modes of transportation to tour, including canoeing the Erie Canal, biking from upstate New York to Chicago, and walking across Massachusetts. The prolific young artist currently resides in Jamestown, New York, where he runs Silent Home Records a recording studio and record label.
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Mellow Trivia, every Tuesday at 8:30, Mellow Mushroom Wednesday nights, 7:30pm at Billy’s Clubhouse
Trivia with Tyler at Loco’s every Tuesday, 8:30pm!
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Nightly Poker 7:30p, Friends Bar Nightly Poker 9p, BJ Billiards
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Dragon Sleeper @ the Cox Capitol Theatre
FRIDAY, JAN 11
HEAVY METAL BASH @ THE COX CAPITOL THEATRE
The Mayans got their math wrong people, and we’re celebrating the fact that they didn’t use the metric system by hosting a bad-ass in your face Rock ‘n Roll party to the masses. So kick off the new year right and come party with some of Middle GA’s BEST LOCAL HEAVY METAL ACTS as Dragon Sleeper shreds this legendary stage with Purging Normandy, Illusionist, and All is Lost. Fists will be Pumped, Horns will be thrown, Pits will be Moshed, and Hearts will be Broken!!!!! Doors at 7, show at 8pm. General admission $10. All ages show.
THE DEADFIELDS @ THE HUMMINGBIRD
Stemming from the pines of the Carolinas to the swamps of South Georgia, members of The Deadfields are a shotgun blast of southern culture. Singing and strumming over beers and bourbon, the Atlanta band formed in 2011 for a simple, honest mission: put the good times first and write honest music.
SOULSHINE @ MELLOW MUSHROOM
Macon's Allman Brothers Tribute Band, was founded by Stan Killingsworth in the summer of 2009 in an attempt to recreate the awe,shock and power of the live Allman Brothers experience. Not only do they play the hits, they tackle the more lengthy and experimental of the Allman's jams. Soulshine has gathered quite a following around Macon, Ga having played
Tokyo Spa @ Billy’s Clubhouse the after parties for the Allman Brothers Band, the GABBA festival, and their annual Skydog festival after party.
SATURDAY, JAN 12 DIRTY DOVES @ THE BACKPORCH LOUNGE
Second Saturday Soundscape with lounge favorites The Dirty Doves. Mixing sweet psychedelic blues with the love of experimental rock and roll.
TOKYO SPA @ BILLY’S
group of seasoned musicians, some wellknown faces around Macon, GA, and four guys that have a seriously good time when they play! They rock out an impressive collection of tunes from every decade since the 60s. From the "Stones" to Stone Temple Pilots, and from Pink Floyd to the White Stripes, they play an awesome collection of music.
DASH RIP ROCK @ THE BIRD
Dash Rip Rock is the legendary New Orleans trio known for their high-octane roots rock. SPIN says Dash Rip Rock is “undeniably the South’s greatest rock band.” The New York Times calls Dash
Robert Lee Coleman @ The Bird Rip Rock “skillful musicians with a penchant for getting reliably wild…
FRIDAY, JAN 18
ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD @ THE COX CAPITOL THEATRE
Doors at 8 p.m. / Show at 9 p.m. $17.50 General Admission. Two musical families join forces, the Allmans and the Neville’s! Featuring Devon Allman and Cyril Neville. Royal Southern Brotherhood truly arrived when they broke cover in the flesh at their debut show at New Orleans’ Rock ‘N’ Bowl last September. This was southern rock, but not as we knew it, as tumbling three-part harmonies and hickorysmoked guitar riffs weaved together both families’ styles with added rocket-fuel.
ROBERT LEE COLEMAN @ MELLOW MUSHROOM
Robert played guitar for Percy Sledge from 1964 to 1969. In 1970, James Brown hired him for his new band, “the JBs.” Robert’s guitar is featured on Brown’s album “Hot Pants”, including the songs “Revolution of the Mind,” recorded live at the Apollo Theater!
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n the months before their deaths, relatives say Mildred and Jewel Cleveland had struggled living in the same house with Mildred's grown son, Jason Howard. Jobless and socially withdrawn, Howard was a disturbed man who had been committed to a mental institution for schizophrenia following his arrest for robbing a bank. Although his mother thought that Howard could be rehabilitated and insisted that he live with them, relatives say her husband, Jewel, wasn't so sure. Police think that after killing and burying the Clevelands, Jason Howard continued to live in the house. He paid bills, cared for the family pets, and even took a trip to the family's vacation home. With the aid of cadaver dogs, Liberty County police found the bodies of Jewel and Mildred Cleveland JASON HOWARD wrapped in tarps and buried in a barn on June 15, 2004. An autopsy later conArrested 4/13/2009 4 Cts Felony Murder firmed that both had been shot in the head and that Mildred had been beaten first. In his own words from a November 1994 note, Howard explained: Let it be known that I, Jason M. Howard, can be extremely paranoid, therefore as a fugitive I will not only be carrying firearms but explosives as well...I'm not dangerous until I am crossed or cornered, so stay away. Keep away and don't blame me for a dead tactical team. Only yourselves to blame. For the next several years, Howard would live in the woods in Macon Georgia, in a camp he constructed out of camouflage tarps and tents and everything else he could find. He was featured on America’s Most Wanted during those years, though he would elude arrest until 2009, when Macon Police found him breaking into a rental car. Some months later, a friend of the 11th Hour, and a cross country runner, came across Howard’s camp in the woods. In it three journals were found. What follows is a page of one of these journals, the first in a series of pages that look inside the head of a suspected killer.
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