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hen I first saw that I was misquoted in the Macon Telegraph in a four paragraph story about the Dempsey Hotel, I was pretty angry. The reason being is that it is extremely easy for a quote to be taken out of context when the quote is not surrounded by the true substance from which it originated. Travis Fain’s October 19th article in the Telegraph, “Official: Dempsey Apartments’ use unlikely to change,” embodies lazy journalism. A portion of the article states: The Dempsey represents “a big aesthetic problem,” said Brad Evans, who lives and works downtown and publishes the biweekly newspaper The 11th Hour. “I think most people don’t like seeing a bunch of old amputees around,” he said of the Dempsey. “That’s just the cold, hard truth of it.” That is how Fain quoted me. First off, I don’t say things like, “Cold Hard Truth,” and secondly, I followed that statement with this; “but we should probably have bigger hearts than that.” Fain conveniently chose to leave out that. I guess he couldn’t fit that within the scope of his huge article. Whatever, right? It certainly sounds like something I might say. Additionally, that was the first time The Telegraph has ever acknowledged that I own a newspaper in town in the dozens of times I’ve been quoted there. Not that it’s really affected me, I mean who reads the Telegraph right? Some 60 year-olds down in Dooly County may send me some hate mail, but I think I can handle that. Fain also met with me for an hour about the 11th Hour homeless issue for his story on homelessness, then quoted someone else, saying something that I know I said. That whole “you don’t cure addiction with ultimatums” quote was mine. Also, the Salvation Army doesn’t operate The Macon Rescue Mission, buddy. I think I’ll send Travis a recorder, so he can get rid of those big white notebooks reporters used to

carry around 30 years ago, or maybe I’ll just send him a fedora with a turd in it. He can wear it at the Tic Toc and call himself a real newspaper man. I’m cool with the Dempsey folks, and know their plight because I spent a month in there, working on a story that covered the complexities within the issue of The Dempsey Hotel and downtown Macon. During that month, I also served as the janitor (some have called me “The Housewife”) of the 11th Hour; sweeping up, taking dozens of useless meetings with bands, promoters, and politicians as well as attending board meetings galore. I say that to say this, we (the 11th Hour) are two people, and didn’t have too much trouble looking into something that really affects our town. Even furloughed and cut in two, the size of the staff at The Telegraph dwarfs us. How can we ever scoop them? How can we ever outdo them? “Dempsey Apartments Use Unlikely to Change” is an adequate title, but there is much more to it than the surface scratching of Travis Fain. Nobody wants to sweep these people under the rug, but since my article ran last year, there are security guards on duty every night along with security cameras in place. That’s a step in the right direction. Now let’s hold their feet to the fire about the crumbling façade and the conditions inside. The residents aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, but that’s no reason to be helpless, and certainly no reason to be lazy; something we’ve all come to expect from the Telegraph. And I realize we can throw some softballs too, but coming up we have some stories that will hopefully cause some change, or at least brighten the slumped view of this town. We’ll continue to do our best for as long as Macon holds on to us. Don’t you wish the Telegraph could promise to do the same instead of just following us around half-heartedly? See you around, Brad Evans

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Columnist Debra McCorkle began writing liberal commentary when she turned forty, the same year that George W. Bush was first elected president. She has spent the last decade in respectful disagreement with various aspects of the government as well as pondering the rapidly shifting social climate. McCorkle has written for The 11th Hour for the past six years. Her work has also appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, Hip Mama, and on Georgia Public Radio. The south Georgia native has owned a shop for twenty years and is the proud mother of two daughters.

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he Macon Film Guild has a new film aficionado, actor/playwright Robert Fieldsteel, and he has chosen a hair-raising film to be shown on Friday, Oct 30. “Let The Right One In” is an independent film about a boy and his relationship with a new next door neighbor—a two-hundred-year-old vampire child. Reviews of the film taut it as a fantastic original dark fantasy and it has won several awards including the Silver Scream Award. This special showing will be held at the Douglass Theatre. “It is a beautiful place to see a movie,” Fieldsteel said. Paired with the annual “Thriller Dance,” this film is sure to provide Macon a howling good time. To avoid the “undead,” Fieldsteel recommends the 7 p.m. show, but if you want to sit among the ghouls you should plan to watch the dance first and catch the film at 9:30 p.m. Fieldsteel has been with the Guild for a year and has been in charge of film selection since February. A Dartmouth graduate, he majored in English with a special emphasis on writing. However, after applying for a job posted at college, where he worked for actor Joe Bologna (Stan “King” Kaiser, My Favorite Year) and Renée Taylor (Sylvia Fine, The Nanny), his life took a different path. “I just kind of stumbled into it,” Fieldsteel said. Appreciating his talent and dedication to his craft, Bologna and Taylor invited him to relocate with them to Los Angeles. “I wasn’t sure I wanted to live there, they insisted that I at least go for a visit.” What started out to be a three month adventure, turned into a thirtyyear career as a professional writer, actor, producer, and educator. His first appearance as a Los Angeles-based actor was in John Cassavetes’ play East/West Game. He later co-produced and acted in three plays of Love and Hate, directed by Cassavetes and starring Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk, and Jon Voight. With movies like Fame and television shows like Designing Women, Married with

His first appearance as a Los Angeles-based actor was in John Cassavetes’ play East/West Game. He later co-produced and acted in three plays of Love and Hate, directed by Cassavetes and starring Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk, and Jon Voight.

Children and the Parkers, Fieldsteel has had the opportunity to work with many talented actors. As a playwright, his works have been produced in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York. He has also worked extensively in commercials and voiceovers, including a five-year campaign for Samsonite luggage and narration for Disney’s Epcot Center. Following a long career based in Los Angeles, he now lives and writes in Macon. He also teaches playwriting and acting at Wesleyan College. He belongs to the Macon Writers Group, where he receives feedback from fellow wordsmiths. “It’s good to have a group of people who understand the craft of writing but aren’t all playwrights,” he said. As co-Vice President of the Film Guild, Fieldsteel enjoys bringing independent and foreign films to Macon. “The Film Guild was started by Camp Bacon nine years ago,” Fieldsteel said. “He wanted to bring independent and foreign films to Macon that don’t usually come to the multiplex.” In addition to the special Halloween event, Fieldsteel suggests a “genuinely sexy with clothes on” film coming to the Douglass on Jan. 10, 2010. Bright Star is a story set in early 19th Century about poet John Keats’ love affair with neighbor Fanny Brawne. Films selected by the Guild are shown three times on the second Sunday of each month: 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. (with discussion), and 7:30 p.m. For more information visit - Jenny Murr


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Family Dollar robbery

The Family Dollar, located on Jeffersonville Rd., was robbed on Thursday, Oct. 22. At approximately 10 a.m., two masked gunmen entered the store and demanded money from the cash register.The suspects fled on foot after receiving an undisclosed amount of cash. One of the suspects is described as 6’2” black male, approximately 120 lbs., wearing all black clothing and the other was 6’3” tall, approximately 150 lbs., wearing a black shirt and khaki pants. Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-87768CRIME. Drugs seized during traffic stop Three arrests were made during a traffic stop on Hawkinsville Rd. on Wed., Oct. 21. Bibb County Drug Investigators seized $692 in cash and approximately 43 grams of crack cocaine valued at $5375. All three are being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center without bond.


Arrested and charged with Trafficking are: Delvin Enoch, 30-years-old—Macon Jamarl Portis, 23-years-old—Macon Eric Dickey, 31-years-old—Warner Robins Anyone with any information are asked to contact Macon Regional Crimestoppers 1-877-68-CRIME. Burglary on Liberty Church Rd On Oct. 19, a burglary occurred on Liberty Church Rd. near Houston Rd., in South Bibb County.The suspects are described as two black males driving a silver Ford Tempo, Ford Taurus or similar vehicle with a low hanging muffler. Anyone with information is urged to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441 or the Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME. Beloved statue stolen from Alexander II A statue, honoring the life of a deceased student, was stolen from Alexander II, located on College St.The bronze statue, valued at $1395, was dedicated by the Heard family in 2007.

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ecently, I stood by the graves of my grandparents in Cartersville, Georgia, about 45 minutes north of Atlanta. The graves are simple. On one is the name Horace A. Shinall and on the other Bertie B. Shinall. Daddy Shinall died in 1993 and Mama Shinall died in 1995. Horace and Bertie are my father’s step-father and mother. Daddy and Mama Shinall were sharecroppers. Neither one finished the 4th grade. When you hugged them, Horace and Bertie smelled like authenticity. Do you know what authenticity smells like? In my childhood memory, it smells a little like snuff. They both loved dipping snuff. When we visited them during my boyhood, I remember being mesmerized by the sound of their spit hitting the tin can they kept by their rocking chairs. On this recent trip, I rode by the old farm on Grassdale Road, north of Cartersville. Everything has changed. Apartment buildings and suburban sprawl have wiped away all traces of the former houses and barns where Horace and Bertie lived and farmed. Cotton fields have been replaced by streets and cul-de-sacs. My memories, however, are intact: • I remember the outhouse. Since there was no running water in the old farmhouse, we had to use the outhouse. What a novelty! (Is that the correct adjective? I am not sure.) • I remember the old well where Daddy Shinall would allow me the privilege of lowering the bucket into the well with a crank handle embedded in a log. The pail was attached with a rope and the rope was threaded through a pulley which hung directly over the well. • I remember the wood burning stove where Mama Shinall made the best biscuits ever, using lots (and I do mean LOTS) of Crisco. And she did it all by feel. She did not own a measuring cup and always mixed the dough in a wooden bowl. • I remember picking cotton. My Dad tells me that when he was a young adult, before going off to college, he picked 300 pounds of cotton in one day. A really productive farm hand would pick around 200 pounds. These were the days when you slung a long, burlap sack over your shoulder and walked down the rows of cotton. • I remember that Horace and Bertie loved “The Dukes of Hazzard”. If you remember the name of the car that was driven in that old television program, you get extra points this week. You have a story. Even if your life is littered with some pain, I can guarantee you that somewhere along the way someone blessed you. For me, two of the people who blessed me were Horace and Bertie – Mama and Daddy Shinall. Who blessed you? What memories do you have? Those memories are gifts of God and are sacred. Be for someone else what that special person was for you.


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Health care reform, yes, Universal Health care, No...It will be an epic failure! - Koutsunis October 22 at 1:04pm

How about just reform health care. And by reform, I mean penalize those who make millions at the experience of the health of millions of people. Plain and simple, create new regulations that would make health care more affordable. I don't care what it takes, as long as those in need get the care that they deserve, at the price that they deserve. - Michael October 22 at 1:06pm

Health Care should be available for anyone! We pay so much money just to be able to live! Being able to afford insurance is just not an option for some. And even after paying all that insurance/premiums one major accident/visit to the emergency room can put you into serious debt. "So, what have I been paying for?" - Rebecca October 22 at 1:23pm

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I have BCBS and pay $400 a month for a $7K deductible and 40% co-pay. If I got really sick, I could lose my house and my business. That aside, I don't think it is humane to deny medical care to anyone who needs it. I certainly don't understand all the 'WWJD"ers who are against it. - Saralyn October 22 at 2:50pm

Socialized medicine is the answer. But Washington will fubar it. A full system wide overhaul is needed. We will wind up with a screwy bill that does more for the politicians pockets than their constituents. - Benjamin October 22 at 3:43pm

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have never wavered from my support to consolidate the governments of the City of Macon and Bibb County. Long before I was first elected to City Council six years ago, I knew it was wasteful and ridiculous to pay twice for duplicative and overlapping government services. If anything, public service has only strengthened my opinion. I have also said, however, that consolidation should never be forced upon our citizens and that it should only happen when the residents of BOTH the city and the county vote to do so. You and I know that the residents of the county would vote it down if a referendum were held today. Rightly or wrongly, they don’t want to pay for what they perceive as the weaknesses of city government (of course they also conveniently forget that those of us who live in the city also comprise the majority of the county). Government shelves are groaning with the number of consolidation studies and roadmaps that have been written over decades. What can be done until the day that a referendum can be relatively assured of passing? First, there is the very important but often-delayed Service Delivery Strategy that is supposed to delineate which of the three (including tiny Payne City) governmental entities deliver which services. It threatens to join the trite “the check is in the mail” statement because of the frequency with which we hear it. It seems that, each time we ask about progress on a particular topic, we are told that it is being negotiated in the Service Delivery Strategy. The agreement is necessary because some services are shared while others are assigned exclusively to one jurisdiction. And, if we don’t all sign on to one agreement, we are not eligible for state grants, loans, and allocations. For example, our Class 1 Fire Department – one of the few in the country - provides service to the entire County, while the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office has jurisdiction that overlays that of the Macon Police Department within the City. As a City resident, I pay for both services. Still other vital services, such as water and sewer, are provided by an independent Macon Water Authority (the City of Macon lost our stick-and-carrot years ago when we gave up a powerful economic development bargaining tool by surrendering water and sewer service). Some functions are provided by contract. For example, the City of Macon provides animal control services to Bibb County and Payne City and is reimbursed based on a designated fee. Recently, Councilwoman Elaine Lucas, joined by Councilman Tom Ellington and me, co-sponsored legislation that calls for consolidation in stages (others have since signed on to the resolution). It begins by combining the Engineering Departments of the city and county, then Purchasing, and

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Recently, I helped co-sponsor legislation that calls for consolidation in stages. It begins by combining the Engineering Departments of the city and county, then Purchasing, and continues down the line. continues down the line. The last to be tackled is the thorny issue of the city police department and the county sheriff’s department. Should the chief law enforcement officer of the new governmental entity be appointed or elected? The only real complaint I’ve heard about the legislation is that the time-frame it envisions – ten years – is too long. Great! Let’s accomplish it much more quickly. The resolution doesn’t require that the process take ten years, but only specifies that it must be done within that time frame. If we can accomplish piecemeal consolidation in three years, so much the better! What this procedure would allow us to do is to quantify cost savings achieved by consolidating services. If we can demonstrate and publicize savings, then we can go back to the electorate with our proof that consolidation works. And, if the proof isn’t there, perhaps we will have to admit that the naysayers have a valid point. Both Athens and Columbus have shown how consolidation should work, while Augusta (who was almost forced into by economic necessity) is a more cautionary example. If anything, we need to drive this process and not let it drive us. We have talked forever about a “one-stop shopping” for building permits, inspections, and fees, yet are no closer to it than we were six years ago when it was listed as one of the top priorities by the transition team for Mayor Ellis’ second term. At what point do those words gain traction and actually begin to produce results? At the end of this process of merger and consolidation, a public vote can be held so that residents in both the city and the county can express their desire to consolidate the two governments. At that point, the only thing left to do is to vote ourselves out of existence. Both the City Council and the County Commission would cease to exist and a new governmental elected body would preside over the new entity. I have already voted twice to reduce the size of City Council to seven (only seven of us went along with that proposal so it died) and to eleven. For the new body, I think a perfect size would be either seven or nine, and I think the head of our consolidated government should be one of those votes. Make him or her a part of the legislative process rather than someone who, almost by definition, is set at odds with the legislative body. The best way to build consensus is from within.

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To-Do List

Caring for Creation: A Scientific and Theological Response conference

October 29 - 31, Mercer University

What are the ethical implications of climate change? What can people do to confront and solve this mounting challenge? How can we better care for God’s Creation? Nearly 1,000 Mercer students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the community, will look for answers to those questions this week at Mercer’s conference, titled “Caring for Creation: A Scientific and Theological Response,” Oct. 29-31.

Spirits Cemetary Walking Tour

Twilight tour of Riverside Cemetery. Actors in costume at graveside bring history to life. 67:30p.m. Tour departs the Cox Capitol Theatre. Reservations requested. $20 adults/ $10 students. 478-742-5328

Internatiolly Renowned Ten Tenors to Peform music

Sunday, November 8, The Grand Opera House Australia’s The Ten Tenors, an international sensation, will reignite Macon when they perform their “Nostalgica World Tour 2009,” a rousing musical tribute at The Grand Opera House, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $42 and can be purchased through Mercer Ticket Sales at (478) 301-5470.

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Browse shops open late, enjoy drink and dinner specials, live music and art openings. 5-10p.m. downtown Macon. Robins Federal Credit Union’s First Friday is giving a Truck Load of Thanks in the month of November. The community is encouraged to bring canned food items to Third Street Park between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. All donations will be given to the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank. Each person donating a canned food item will receive a downtown discount card for their contribution.

Art Openings:

• "Sip, Shop and Stroll" opening art reception 6:00-9:00 pm (FREE). Featured Artists: Alan & Jan Thiese - Photography, Dr. Catherine Meeks Latest Butterfly Collection,Wall Decor and Gifts Joycine’s Gallery, 333 Cotton Ave. • Macon Arts presents “Reflections: Paintings by David Canady” and “A Small Piece of Clay: Paintings by Sooyeon Kim.” 5 - 8 p.m. FREE. 478.743.6940. 486 First St. • Contemporary Arts Exchange houses over 30 local artists in a modern, loft style atmosphere, 6-10pm! The CAE will host a new installation entitled “Quilt of Days”, as well as mixed media work by artist Bridget Conn of Asheville, NC.The CAE is located at 590 Mulberry Street in downtown Macon. • Second Street Ceramics and Art (362 2nd St) presents work by Sharon Claybough and Monica Stevens-Kirby. 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., Please join us for wine and appetizers and great local art.

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Haunted Corn Maze at Elliott Farms Oct. 31

Field of Screams! The Macon State College Natural Science Network, a student club, is sponsoring a haunted corn maze - Field of Screams from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at Elliott Farms.Tickets are $10, $8 for Macon State students with ID.This year the event also includes a children's fall festival from 4 to 7 p.m., with games, prizes and trick-or-treating. Judging of a children's costume contest will take place at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the children's fall festival are $6 for kids ages 3 to 10, free for ages 2 and under. For more information, contact Kim Pickens at 478471-2742. Directions to Elliott Farms: I-75 to I-475, Exit 3 Eisenhower Pkwy/GA-22 W/Hwy 80 W: 4.7 miles Turn Left on Holley Rd: 2.6 miles (Approximately 8 miles west of the Macon State campus)

• First Friday at the Hummingbird, Live music with Grayson Capps starts at 10p.m. Come check them out, new smoke-eaters! • The 567 Cafe will host Some Witches are horses | Robot folk junkies | & One bad Catholic- 6-10pm free admission, all ages show! • Live music outside on the patio of Luigi’s Bistro with Josh Campbell & Jared Wright • The legendary Charlie Brown performing drag at Synergy, no cover all night in the Martini Room • The Douglass Theatre presents “First Friday Smooth Jazz Series.” 8 p.m.Tickets $35. 478.742.2000. • The Jazz Janitors on the patio at The Rook

Dinner Specials:

• Market City Cafe is open for dinner every Friday & Saturday, nightly specials. Adriana’s open for dinner 5:30-9:30, enjoy your second glass of wine for free! Live music on the patio at the Rookery with drink and dinner specials.

Other Activities

• Cox Capitol Theatre $1 Night! One dollar admission, pizza slices and select drafts, screening the movie, “Ghostbusters” 7pm. • USA Dance's First Friday Dance at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. Free lesson then dance ‘til you drop! All skill levels welcome. 7:30 – 10 p.m. Admission $5. 478.986.5091.


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The F.E.A.R. Institute Haunted House

"The only thing we have to fear is FEAR itself" Cosponsored by Cox Capitol Theatre and presented at The Silver Building, 450 Third Street in downtown Macon. 8 pm - 12 am. Tickets $13 / $11 students and military with ID. Oct 26-31.

Theatre Macon presents “Noises Off.”

Hilarious farce about the production of a play. Directed by Jim Crisp. Tickets $12 - $18. 478.746.9485. 438 Cherry St. Thru October 31.

Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze at Elliott Farms, Lizella. Pick your pumpkin out of the patch, then through our corn maze! We also have zinnias and sunflowers to pick. 4761 Holley Rd, Lizella. Til 9p.m. 935-8180.

The Grand Opera House presents “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Harper Lee’s Pulitzer

Prize-winning story set in the 1930’s south. Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $32. Oct. 30 at 10 a.m. Tickets $10. 478.301.5470. 651 Mulberry St.

Spirits in October Walking Tours

Twilight tour of Riverside Cemetery. Actors in costume at graveside bring history to life. 67:30p.m. Tour departs the Cox Capitol Theatre. Reservations requested. $20 adults/ $10 students. 478-742-5328

Caring for Creation: A Scientific and Theological Response

What are the ethical implications of climate change? What can people do to confront and solve this mounting challenge? How can we better care for God’s Creation? Nearly 1,000 Mercer students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the community, will look for answers to those questions this week Oct. 29-31. Mercer, in partnership with Harvard Medical School’s Center for Health and the Global Environment, will hold the main conference sessions in Willingham Auditorium. There will be a number of breakout sessions around the campus on Oct. 30 and the conference concludes with a Green Day of Service beginning Saturday morning, Oct. 31. For more information, visit

Write, Rock n Roll Auction

benefiting the Crossroads Writers Conference

Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ Cox Capitol Theatre Silent Auction @ 7pm, Live Auction @ 8:30pm Items include Ad Hudler's Toolbelt and Power Drill, autographed books by Steve Almond (My Life in Heavy Metal, Candyfreak), a tree planting consultation by Dr. Heather Bowman-Cutway, restaurant gift certificates, T-shirt printing by Magnolia St Press, great artwork, tarot readings, dog-walking, certified massage therapy, fitness training, writing services, swag from "CSI", guitar lessons, dance lessons and a whole lot more. Live music all-night long, provided by Demolution and Terry Cantwell & the Macon Guitar Quintet as well as some special guests. Also includes a 50-50 Cash Raffle and readings from original works by featured authors. For more information contact Chris Horne ( or Dr. Shane Trayers ( The Macon Film Guild presents the Swedish cult film “Let the Right One In.” Two showings; 7p.m. and 10p.m. after the Zombie Parade. Costume contest for the Best Undead (vampires & zombies). All seats $5, Rated R. Historic Douglass Theatrre, 355 MLK Jr. Blvd.

Scared Silly! Kids Haunted House 5:30-9pm. Tickets will be $5 per person, with a $1 discount for all members. Tickets may be purchased at the door and will stop being sold at 8:30pm. This event is best suited for children ages 3-11, but all are welcome. Guests will be able to walk through a scary (and silly!) haunted house in the museum, complete with trick-ortreating and crafts!

Art Space Grand Opening at Macon Mall - a new project offering affordable retail

space to the arts community. Grand Opening festivities include: 12:00 p.m. - Official Ribbon Cutting, 12:00 until 7:00 p.m. - Art Space open house with activities taking place in all 8 of the Art Space Galleries and Studios.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

immediately following the 'Thriller Dance' Let us make it easy for you - Thriller Dance, Third and Cherry, Rocky Horror Picture Show. Cox Capitol Theatre, Admission $5. Doors 9pm.

Macon State College presents the 2009 Fall Garden Lecture: Erica Glasener.

HGTV host is guest lecturer. Sponsored by Waddell Barnes Botanical Gardens. Professional

Battle of the Baddest Bands at the Cox Capitol Theatre. Bands have been battleing it

out for the past 3 months at Wild Wing for the coveted Finale.

Jay's HOPE 5K Run/Walk, 1 Mile Fun Run, & Family Festival

Join Jay's HOPE 4th annual 5K Run/Walk, 1 Mile Fun Run, & Family Festival, Saturday, October 31, at Amerson Water Works Park. Race begins at 8:00 a.m. and the festival begins at 9:00. There will free parking at the Park from 9-1. Log on to to register for the race, and stay for the festival which will feature inflatables, carnival games, face painting, and more! All proceeds from the race will benefit Jay's HOPE.

Sun Nov 1

Cox Capitol Theatre presents Sunday Supper & a Movie. Family-friendly film

plus dinner. 6 p.m. The Hook (PG) Tickets $5 for adults, $1 for 12 & younger. $1 pizza slices & draft beer. Call or check website for films. 478.257.6391. 382 Second St.

Wed Nov 4

Cox Capitol Theatre presents Dinner & a Classic Peeping Tom (1960). Wednesdays at

6:30 p.m. Classic films paired with a nice meal. $17.50 with dinner, $5 for movie only. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. Call or go online for movies & menus. 478.257.6391. 382 Second St.

Thur Nov 5

ZOSO, The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience at the Cox Capitol Theatre, Brought to you by Mellow Mushroom Macon. Doors open at 7, show at 8p.m. Tickets $15 advance/$17 day of show. 478.257.6391. 382 Second St.

Fri Nov 6

Jes Grew in Concert at the Cox Capitol Jes Grew is an eclectic rock n roll band out of Aspen, Co which derives it's name from the 1972 novel, Mumbo Jumbo by Ishmael Reed. Music starts at 8p.m. General Admission $10 advance / $15 day of show. Tickets 257-6391.

Fri Oct 30

Come celebrate Halloween downtown and watch the 4th annual Zombie Parade. Last year, the event brought over 600

people to the intersection of Third and Cherry Streets to watch over 80 zombified dancers perform Michael Jackson's Thriller dance. This is a free event and open to the public. Enjoy a street dance party at 8p.m with the Zombie Parade to follow at 9p.m. sharp. Presented by The 11th Hour and the Community Foundation of Central Georgia. For more information call 464-1840.

Spirits in October Walking Tours

Twilight tour of Riverside Cemetery. Actors in costume at graveside bring history to life. 67:30p.m. Tour departs the Cox Capitol Theatre. $20 adults/ $10 students. 478-742-5328

The Douglass Theatre presents “First Friday Smooth Jazz Series.” 8 p.m. Tickets $35 featuring Ronnie Laws. 478.742.2000. 355 M.L. King, Jr. Blvd.

Sciences Conference Center at MSC. Reception at 6:30 p.m. Presentation at 7:15 p.m. Tickets $20 before Oct. 1; then $25. 471.2770. Ivey Dr.

Sat Nov 7

Smiley’s Flea Market Fall Festival, 10am-2pm Family fun for all, including trick

and Cocktail Seating $50, General Admission $20 advance / $25 day of show. * benefiting Big House Foundation and Cox Capitol Theatre. For tickets call 257-6391.

Sat Oct 31

or treating, face painting, bean-bag toss, Costume contest ($100 prize), bounce house, kids games, balloons, clowns, booth decorating contests and door prizes, not to mention lots of candy! Clean and safe market environment.

Trolley Tour of Historic Downtown Macon and the Riverside Cemetery $15 adults / $10 students. Each tour departs from the Cox Capitol Theatre, 1p.m. 478.257.6391. 382 Second St.

The Tommy Talton Band with Randall Bramblett, Jimmy Hall and Diane Durrett Music starts at 8p.m. Reserved Tables

Art & Jazz with Eileen Desterno

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with complimentary food & 2-4-1 wells!



$1 Wells Team trivia all Day! free wells for gals THUR. OCT 29 big ass beer night

Modern Skirts with Old Ceremony FRI. OCT 30 halloween party with



THUR. NOV 5 $3 combo : a beer & a shot!

Packway Handle Band w/Venice is Sinking FRI. NOV 6

Grayson Capps SAT. NOV 7 The Forty Fives w/

The Electric Cycles WED. NOV 11






Oct 29-31

Thur. Nov 5 ZOSO The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience is back at the Captitol stage! Show starts at 8pm. Tickets $15 advance / $17 day of

Grave Intentions and Underworld Presents The F.E.A.R. Institute Haunted House 2009

Presented at The Silver Building, 450 Third Street

8pm-12am. $13/$11 student ID The Silver Building, 450 Third Street

Fri. Nov 6

Jes Grew

Eclectic rock n’ roll out of Aspen, CO. They’ve shared the stage with WSP, Taj Mahal, Rusted Root among others. Show starts at 8pm. Tickets $10 advance / $15 day of

$5 admission without dinner

for a complete schedule of events visit


6p “Sunday Supper” $5 admission without dinner

11/4: Gilda (1946), 6:30pm

11/1: Hook (1991) $1 pizza, $1 drafts

11/11: The Ladykillers (1955) 6:30pm

11/8: Tale of Desperaux $1 pizza, $1 drafts

OCTOBER 29 - NOVEMBER 11, 2009

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the Grand Opera House General Admission tickets: $19 for adults, $15 for students. Tickets are available by calling 478-3015470 or visiting

The Douglass Theatre and Central Georgia Opera Guild presents The

Metropolitan Opera’s production of “Turandot” Live in HD. 1 p.m. Tickets $18-$22. 478.742.2000. 355 M.L. King, Jr. Blvd.

Sun Nov 8

Cox Capitol Theatre presents StaySunday & Play Supper & a Movie. Family-friendly film plus in Macon

dinner. 6 p.m. The Tale of Despereaux Tickets presents Concert(PG) Series $5 for adults, $1 for 12 & younger. $1 pizza slices & draft beer. Call or check website for films. 478.257.6391. 382 Second St.

Molly Stevens and Shane Bridges. Noon until 2p.m. at Washington Park. Bring a picnic, blankets and chairs. Brunch and drinks also available for purchase. Free event sponsored by the College Hill Corridor. Rain location: Armory Ballroom

Ongoing - music

every Tuesday at 567 Cafe, 567 Cherry St. 8-10 p.m.

With special guests Diane Durrett, Jimmy Hall of Wet Willie and Randall Bramblett Doors open at 7pm. Reserved seatting $50 Adavance tix $20 / $25 day of show


St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Presents Buddy Greene in Concert, 7p.m. at

Poetic Peace Open Mic: Y-O on the 1’s and 2’s

Tommy Talton

“Dinner & a Classic”

a color-full art exhibit of her musician series paintings currently on display at the cafe'. 6:30 pm until ? Free admission.

Second Sunday Brunch featuring music with

Sat. Nov 7

382 Second Street 257-6392



Rocky Horror Picture Show, 9:30

Macon Arts presents Thru November: “Reflections: Paintings by David Canady” and “A Small Piece of Clay: Paintings by Sooyeon Kim.” FREE. Weekdays, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 3p.m. 478.743.6940. 486 First St.

Tubman Africal American Museum presents Wini McQueen The History of the Dream Project. In 2001 the Tubman Museum commissioned artist Wini McQueen to create textile panels to be installed in the artrium of the new Tubman Museum. The finished commission chronicles the history of the tubman as well as significant people, events and memories from the macon and Middle Georgia community.

Georgia Music Hall of Fame presents, “Johnny Mercer: Too Marvelous for Words.” Celebrate the Savannah native’s 100th birthday with the exhibit that covers his 5-decade career. Tue. – Sun., 9:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. 478.751.3334. 200 M. L. King, Jr. Blvd. Joycine's Art, Attitude & Accessory Gallery Costume jewelry, art and so much more! 333 Cotton Ave. For schedule and information contact Barbara at 478-743-3144.

Gallery 51, Open -Mon- Fri 8am to 4:30pm and Sat. 10am-2pm. Fine art, handcrafted jewelery, art glass sculptures, stained glass, woodturned bowls, photography, carved stone. 51 W. Adams St. Forsyth

Restoration Exhibit at the Hay House. Features upto-date photographs and research on the history and restoration of the 7-storyNational Historic Landmark. Included in regular admission, $4-$8. 478.742.8155. 934 Georgia Ave. Middle Georgia Art Association Gallery, 2330 Ingleside Ave. 744-9557. October 2 – November 19 MGAA presents "Moonlighting" at Market City Café. Work by Bibb Board of Education staff, teachers, etc. 502 Cherry St.

movies at the capitol

Live Music Every Friday Night on the Patio beginning at 7:00pm at Edgar’s Bistro. Please call (478) Fridays, Dollar Night 471-4250 for music line-up. Open house, catch a film for $1, and $1 select drafts Free concerts atathe Golden Bough Every “Sky Over Macon”, Fridays at 8p.m. Mark Smith Dinner & Classic Tuesday: Come hear some of Macon’s bestSupper musiPlanetarium 4182 Forsyth Rd. Weekly, live star talk Dinner service at 5:30 Sunday cians and songwriters intimateAdmission listening room explore Movie beginsin atan 6:30 just $5, kids enjoythe constellations and far away celestial Tickets $17.50 $1 slices, adults atmosphere. 9p.m. 371 Cotton Avenue, Call Eric for $1 drafts objectsvisible from Middle Georgia. Admission by music line-up, 744-2446. donation. 477-3232.


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full menu available Thur-Sun

City Market On the Green, every Saturday 9-1pm. The market is open to producers, growers, artists and other creative art vendors. Taking place on the block where farmers would bring their goods in horse drawn wagons, Poplar St.

Buddhist Book Club Tuesdays 7pm at Golden Bough Vintage Books, 371 Cotton Ave. Macon. For more info call 744-2446. Over 20 studio spaces fill the second and third floors above Michael’s on Mulberry. Everything from painting, printmaking and sculpture. Contemporary Arts Exchange: Mulberry Street

Live music for kids every First Saturday at Georgia Music Hall of Fame Every first Saturday from 12 noon until 2 p.m., Program included with museum admission, $3.50 ages 4-17.

Moonwitch thru November 28 at MAS Ever wonder why the moon seems to follow you home? This entertaining show answers that question and more, Saturdays at noon in the Planetarium. Mini-Zoo Tours Daily at 3 p.m. and Saturday at

1 & 3 pm. Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Rd., Macon. Meet furry and feathered friends in the Mini-Zoo habitat. Free with Museum admission.


Watercooler gossip and interesting bits of local news

BusinessWeek proclaims Warner Robins the Best City in Georgia to Raise Kids, Forbes rates Macon 7th Poorest City in U.S.


ith a population of 54,315 and a median household income of $56,813, Warner Robins was proclaimed “Best City in Georgia to Raise Kids” by BusinessWeek, a national magazine. The Robins Air Force Base is the state's largest industrial complex, and many of the residents of this proud Georgia town outside Macon are former military personnel. The report also gave a shout out to Warner Robins’ Little League World Series as a deciding factor. Runners-up for the title included AthensClark County and Marietta. Something to smile about. Macon on the other hand made a different list, “America’s 10 Poorest Cities” a study conducted by Forbes Magazine. Four southern cities made up some of the lowest income levels; Pine Bluff, Ark; Albany and Macon, GA and Rocky Mountain, NC. In these cities, the per capita incomes reported are between $18,000 and $23,000, but the bottom 20% are bringing in between $7500 and $8500. Way below the poverty line folks. Macon’s Per capita income is $21,913 with the bottom one-fifth bringing in $8,052. Fifteen percent of our neighbors use food stamps and our 6.3% unemployment rate charted us as the 7th poorest city in the United States. The bright side, Macon has less food stamp recipients than the other Georgia city on this list, Albany. To find the cities with the worst poverty, Forbes used new data from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2008 American Community Survey. Factors in the ranking include per capita income, the percentage of the population earning less than half the poverty line, the percentage of food stamp recipients, the percentage of people under age 65 receiving public health care and the unemployment rate.

ArtSpace Grand Opening at Macon Mall


acon Mall rolls out an ORANGE carpet during Halloween weekend to celebrate the official grand opening of ART SPACE, a community of art tenants at Macon Mall. The weekend kicks off with an official Macon Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting at noon on Friday, October 30 and continues through Saturday with FREE EVENTS until 7 pm with a variety of entertaining and artistic offerings. “We are excited about the Art Space grand opening plans in store for the weekend,” said Brian Olivi, general manager Macon Mall. “We hope that our shoppers will be equally excited and leave the weekend with a better understanding of this project and all that it has to offer the Macon community and beyond.” In its completion, Art Space will consist of at least 13 retail spaces in the mall’s East Wing. To date ART SPACE is made up of The Actor’s Workshop, Artageous, Exodus Photography, Lynne’s Gallery, Magical Stitches, Michael Paul Gallery, Real Drama Productions, and Universal Love Jewelry. Two new tenants are expected to be open before the end of October.

In Celebration of Johnny Mercer


cclaimed singer, songwriter and lyricist Johnny Mercer would have been 100 years old on Nov. 18, 2009, and as part of the Centennial Celebration, events are taking place from Savannah, Mercer’s birthplace, to New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Macon and beyond. The Georgia Music Hall of Fame is participating with an exhibition, Johnny Mercer: Too Marvelous for Words,” on display through June 6, 2010; an Artists-inResidence program introducing Mercer and the craft of lyric-writing to school groups; and a concert, “Jumpin’ with Johnny,” featuring Savannah’s Kim Polote Trio at the Douglass Theatre on November 12. The tribute Concert, a musical tribute to Mercer featuring the Kim Polote Trio of Savannah, will be held at the historic Douglass Theatre. Polote has recorded an album of Mercer standards and is a favorite of many Savannah celebrities including jazz bassist Ben Tucker, with whom she performs frequently, and Paula Deen, who tapped the engaging chanteuse to perform at her own wedding. Doors will open at at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance at the Georgia Music Hall of Fame and Douglass Theatre and $12 at the door. Patrons receive a free pass to the Hall of Fame with every ticket purchase, good through the run of the exhibit, Johnny Mercer: Too Marvelous for Words (on display through June 6, 2010).

The Macon Film Guild PRESENTS

Let the Right One In “Ellie is 12 years old. She has been 12 for over 200 years and just moved in next door. This is a vampire movie like no other. Mesmerizing.” - David Ansen, Newsweek

Costume Contest for Best Undead! Male & Female, 10:00pm

Friday, Oct 30 HISTORIC DOULGASS THEATRE, 355 MLK Jr. Blvd All seats $5, Rated R. Free parking in Mulberry Street Deck next door.

Two Screenings: 7pm & 10pm (after Thriller dance!) Every second Sunday: OCTOBER 29 - NOVEMBER 11, 2009 - 13

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live music, venues, nightclubs, karaoke, drink specials and more...

The Best Places to See Live Music

29 thursday

Matt Moncrief El Azteca,Tom Hill Sr. Blvd.

Lewis & Matt CJ’s Sports Bar, 2910 Riverside

Modern Skirts The Hummingbird, 430 Cherry DJ Dance Party The Rookery

30 friday

Thriller Zombie Dance 8-10pm,Third Street Park B Keith Williams 20’s Pub, 3076 Riverside Grafted by Grace 567 Cafe, free show!

Midnight Bluez Band Backporch Lounge

Caleb & Bo Show El Azteca, 169 Tom Hill Sr Blvd

Unknown Hinson The Hummingbird, 430 Cherry Groovestain Rivalry’s, 3986 Northside Dr DJ Old Flame The Rookery

DJ & Karaoke with June CJ’s Sports Bar, 2910 Riverside

231 South Whiskey River, 4570 Pio Nono Toolshed Ginger The Shamrock, 342 Rose Ave Scott Pallot Macon Mellow Mushroom

Old Star f/t Shane Bridges Wild Wing Cafe, 5080 Riverside

31 halloween

I Draw Trees, Rise of Science, All Get Out 567 Cafe, 7-10pm free show! Pistoltown Bottoms Up on Cherry

tba The Shamrock, 342 Rose Ave

Eric Scott Band Wild Wing Cafe, 5080 Riverside Joe the Show Rivalry’s, 3986 Northside Dr Hart & Howdy Macon Mellow Mushroom

Roly Bots / Mag Tard The Hummingbird, 430 Cherry

231 South, $1000 Contest Whiskey River, 4570 Pio Nono

01 sunday

Shane Couillard Macon Mellow Mushroom Chris Hicks The Rookery, 8:30pm

02 monday

Freelance Ruckus 20’s Pub, 3076 Riverside

05 thursday

Packway Handle Band The Hummingbird, 430 Cherry Rockfest Macon Mellow Mushroom

Josh Carson El Azteca, 169 Tom Hill Sr Blvd

DJ Dance Party Whiskey River, 4570 Pio Nono Lewis & Matt CJ’s Sports Bar, 2910 Riverside

Scott Sanders on Patio Wild Wing Cafe, 5080 Riverside

06 friday

Caroll Brown Shamrock

Big Mike & Booty Papas 20’s Pub, Riverside Drive Tracy Lawrence Whiskey River

Chris Hicks, Larry G & Friends at CJ’s Sports Bar

Robot Folk Junkies, One Bad Catholic, Witches Are Horses

567 Cafe, 6-10pm, free

Lewis & Matt El Azteca

Grayson Capps The Hummingbird, 430 Cherry

Soulshine Backporch Lounge Dwayne Bosell Macon Mellow Mushroom Lundy Wild Wing Cafe The Notion Rivalry’s

07 saturday

A2Z Band

CJ’s after the GA game! Eileen Desterno Jazz & Art 567 Cafe, 6-10pm, free Midnight Bluez Backporch

The Forty-Fives with Electric Cycles @ the Hummingbird

Tommy Crain & Crosstown Allstars Rivalry’s Chris Bartlett Macon Mellow Caroll Brown The Shamrock EPDMK Wild Wing Cafe

Anthony Orio Whiskey River

08 sunday

Scott Pallot Wild Wing Cafe Jim Cable Macon Mellow Chris Hicks The Rookery

Benefit for Mike the Hat Music & Karake @ Backporch

09 monday

Randy 7 Robbie 20s Pub OCTOBER 29 - NOVEMBER 11, 2009

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Happy hour til 7pm, jam & rehearse 7-10pm, 20’s Pub 8-Ball Tournament, 8pm BJ’s Billiards

Tim Brooks & Friends, 8:30 Backporch Lounge

Beer Olympics, Bottoms Ups

Ladies Night, free cover and $1 drinks for gals, Whiskey River $5 Bud Light Pitchers Mellow Mushroom, WR

Football, 1/2 off wings El Azteca


Free Pool Hud’s Bar & Grill $1 Wells all night, The Bird

Drink or Drown, music with Matt & Lewis, 2-4-1 wells, Jagerbombs CJ’s Sports Bar

$1.50 Dom. Beer, Free Pool Tara’s Tavern

Thirsty Thursday, 241 wells, Margs & Martinis Nowhere Cafe

$1.25 Bud til 8p, 35¢ Wings 8-11p The Hole Thang

Happy Hour open to close Rivalry’s Sports Bar

Football, $1.50 Coors Lt Drafts Wild Wing Cafe $1.50 Bud, Miller, $1 PBR Cans Macon Mellow


Ladies Night, 2-4-1 drinks all night long Nowhere Cafe 35¢ Wings 3p-close, Buffalos $1pints, $3.75 PBR Pitchers Macon Mellow

Beat the Clock at Bottoms Up, 50¢ drafts go up every half hour 2-4-1 Margaritas all day at El Azteca Bud Bingo, win prizes! Friend’s Bar & Grill 8-Ball Tournament, 8pm BJ’s Billiards

Live music with B Keith Williams The Shamrock Ladies Night, Tara’s Tavern

2 fer Tuesday: 5-10p, $10 domestic buckets Wild Wing Cafe


1/2 price salads, $1.50 Yuengling, $4 Firefly, Wild Wing Cafe

1/2 price oysters, 241 Drinks til 8 Nowhere Cafe 2-4-1 Jagerbombs during Trivia, Happy Hour 4-7p El Azteca $7 Drink or Drown The Hole Thang

Drag Queen Bingo every 1st & 3rd Wed, free wells for the gals The Hummingbird Open Mic, 10pm, Rivalry’s

$3 Pint Night at Buffalo’s Macon Free Pool, Steak Night at 6pm, Tara’s Tavern

LADIES NIGHT, 3-for-1 Drinks, $2 shots & beer BJ’s Billiards

Dom. Beer Buckets 5-4-$10 WR Mellow Mushroom

Skirts, $2 drinks all night Rivalry’s

2-4-1 Jagerbombs 8p-Close El Azteca

$2 vodka cocktails, $3 Drafts (24oz.) Wild Wing

Free Pool, 25¢ Wells, 25¢ cans Bud 7-9:30p, 2-4-1 select beer Whiskey River Ladies Night, $1.50 house wines, $3 select martinis Macon Mellow


Happy Hour prices for poker players, BJ’s Billiards

WDEN Live Remote during Happy Hour 5-7p, El Azteca

Laugh at the Comedy Club get in to Whiskey River for free!

2-4-1 Drafts, wells, bombs, 9-11p WR Mellow Mushroom


College game day, CJ’s

College game day, Nowhere

Ladies, 1st drink free until 10pm, Live music and DJ Don, $10 Whiskey River

Game Day! drinks specials & 35¢ wings from 10-4pm, Buffalo’s

$2 Dom Bottles, $1 tacos! El Azteca College gameday


Nascar, drink specials, 20’s Pub Nascar, drink specials Friend’s Bar & Grill Football & Nascar on the big screen, Nowhere

$2 drafts Wild Wing Cafe


editor’s picks, must-see shows and macon’s nightlife

The 11th Hour Suggests... Don’t Miss Shows

Friday, Oct 30

Saturday, Oct 31

Friday, Nov 6

Looking somewhat like Dracula's nasty little brother who spent some hard years drinking and working as a carnival barker for a second-rate freak show, Unknown Hinson translates that vibe to his style of country and western-tinged psychobilly. Hailing from Charlotte, North Carolina, this rednecked crooner gained regional popularity with a self-produced television show in 1992 and soon was touring nationwide, wowing audiences with his outrageous and campy, white-trash persona and freewheeling, sleazy tone. He's toured with Hank3 and Rev. Horton Heat.

Fans say that Joe the Show combines the sensibilities of John Mayer, the power and edge of Ben Harper, and the electrifying stage presence of Dave Matthews Band in a new and exciting way. Joe has performed in a variety of venues from coast to coast. After a long stint at the forefront of bands such as Knoxville, Tennessee’s Bullet Groove as well as various projects in Los Angeles, Joe has distilled his experience into Joe the Show. Drawing from a catalog of insightful electrifying originals and crowd-pleasing covers, he promises to keep fans on their feet all night.

Tracy Lawrence is one of the premier voices of his generation, his dedication to honesty and respect for tradition have enabled him to build one of the most respected careers in recent country history. Along the way, Tracy has posted more No. 1 Billboard country singles than greats like Glen Campbell, Keith Whitley, Ernest Tubb, Wynonna or Barbara Mandrell, to name just a few; more Top 5's than Shania Twain, Faith Hill or The Judds; and more Top 10's than Ricky Skaggs, Charlie Rich, John Michael Montgomery or Dwight Yoakam.

Thursday, Oct 29

The Roly Bots and Magnificent Bastard @ The Hummingbird

Lewis and Matt @ CJ’s every Thur

Unknown Hinson @ The Bird


Drag Show & Dance Party, Synergy

Insomnia Promotions Presents... every Friday night at Club Envy DJ Don, biggest dance party in Mid GA, Saturdays Whiskey River


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. NEW Wednesdays with Mitch from 9p-1a at BJ Billiards

Every Wednesday, Macon Shroom Every Thursday, Club Synergy

Every Friday 7:30, Mondays at 5pm, Friends Bar & Grill Every Wednesday, Hud’s Thursday - Saturday at Tara’s Sundays with Brad, 9pm The Backporch Lounge

On the patio every Wednesday, 7-until, Great pitcher specials & jello shots! Mellow Mushroom, WR


Come Hear... Modern Skirts with Old Ceremony @ The Hummingbird

Big Ass Beer Night too! “It takes a few listens for Modern Skirts’ latest batch of songs to insinuate themselves into the brain lobes; there’s an incongruity between the melody and lyrics that seems odd at first. But after getting used to lighter-than-a-feather, sweetly poppy keyboard tinkling and “la-la,” “ooh-ooh” Beach Boys/Partridge Family vocals floating oh-sodelicately over lyrics that seem alternately sinister, semi-humorous or borderline nonsensical, it sticks” Says Lynn Margolis of American Songwriter Magazine. The boys are back in town, as one of Macon’s favorites takes Macon’s best stage for live music.

Matt Moncrief @ El Azteca

Every Monday with Big Jammin, Happy Hour all night, Rivalry’s

Sometimes you dont choose to be a musician; the music chooses you. So the story goes with artist Matt Moncrief. If music hadn’t found its way into his bones from the beginning, life might be much easier albeit boring. But it did and it grew with him, seasoning itself as Matt evolved from church choral boy to imaginative teen, fledgling artist, aspiring bass player and finally an open-eyed adult with the natural identity as a bona fide singer-songwriter.

Thursday nights 9p, The Shamrock

Grafted By Grace @ The 567

Every TUES 8:30p, CJ’s Sports Bar Every Wednesday with $2 Vodkas at El Azteca Every Tuesday, Macon Mellow

Team Trivia every Mon, Red Eye

Family Trivia every Thursday evening from 8-10pm, Buffalo’s Macon

Tuesday nights with Jason Hawk, cash prizes, Wild Wing Cafe Thursday nights 7:30, Mellow WR


Texas Hold ‘Em 7:30,Tuesdays, AP’s Hidden Hideaway Nightly Poker 7:30p, Friends Bar

New Poker tournaments held every Wed,Thur & Sat upstairs at Envy

Sunday Poker League 2:30,Tuesdays at 7pm, Rivalry’s Nightly Poker 7:30p, Friends Bar Nightly Poker 8p, BJ Billiards

Texas Hold ‘Em, The Hole Thang

Texas Hold ‘Em Wedn., Brewskeez

Joe The Show @ Rivalry’s

Friday, Oct 30

Friday brings Fort Valley's own Grafted by Grace. They bring a love of God and their talents together for a evening of southern rock, and blues. Adam Davis will be opening for them.

Unknown Hinson @ The Bird See Editor’s Picks, above.

Saturday, Oct 31

I Draw Trees, The Rise of Science, All Get Out, and The Working Title @ The 567 Saturday brings us more than

ghouls and goblins. It also brings great bands! I Draw Trees,The Rise of Science, All Get Out and The Working Title will all be playing Saturday for the low price of free! Doesn't get much better than that.

Joe The Show @ Rivalry’s See Editor’s Picks, above.

The Halloween Party continues at two of Macon’s best local bands come out to entertain the costumed masses at the Hummingbird. The Roly-Bots are seriously our favorite band right now in a town that’s chock full of them, they bring something seriously unique to the table, but they are also a bunch of fun to dance to. Magtard, well there the biggest bunch of crazies we have here in Macon, led by Dan Zook, the Mohawked Magnolia daddy, Chris Nylund, and our favorite songwriter in Macon , Justin Cutway. Why wouldn’t you be at this show? Did we mention there was Body Painting?

Radio Cult @ Wild Wing Café

Do you miss the days when it was OK to wear leg warmers and jelly shoes? Well, actually, neither do we!, Radio Cult is here to rock out 80s style! They do love it all; from Madonna to Van Halen (Nena to Guns N Roses, Joan Jett to Devo, Billy Idol to The B-52's, Def Leppard to The Ramones, Blondie to Ozzy, The Cars to Metallica, Bon Jovi to ....well, you get the idea)!

Thursday, Nov 5

Zoso @ Cox Capitol Theatre

ZoSo was formed in February 1995 in Los Angeles, California; it has since come to be acknowledged as The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience. Together the quartet pays homage with its powerful and unmistakable Zeppelin sound.

Packway Handle Band with Venice is Sinking /$3 Combo night (BEER & SHOT!)@ The Hummingbird

It all started in Athens, Georgia in 2001 during a most peculiar spell when 5 or 6 bluegrass bands circulated the town. The famous Athens, which had once spawned the B-52s, REM, Widespread Panic, and countless other indie, pop and punk acts, was now the home to a competing minority of bluegrass players. The Packway Handle Band emerged from this small scene, finding national acclaim first as finalists at the Telluride bluegrass competition in 2002 and 2003, then taking 2nd place in 2004. PHB is on a roll and has continued to win over fans, rack up awards, and perform alongside the likes of Ralph Stanley, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Avett Brothers, and Uncle Earl.

Tracy Lawrence @ Whiskey River

Early on these two established their acoustic hard rock attack emphasizing Lewis's always sure vocals and Matt's guitar wallowry. Peter Trundleburg with the Atlanta Daily Eagle described their show as " pure unabashed rock with the stripped down splendor of the original MTV Unplugged series." Also playing El Azteca on November 6.

Friday, Nov 6

Jes Grew @ Cox Capitol Theatre

Jes Grew is an eclectic rock n roll band out of Aspen, Co which derives it's name from the 1972 novel, Mumbo Jumbo by Ishmael Reed. In the novel, Jes Grew is a mysterious plague, a disease that forces its victims to dance and let their inhibitions go, and that's exactly what this group will have you doing.

Tracy Lawrence @ Whiskey River See Editor’s Picks, above.

Slippery When Wet (Bon Jovi Tribute)@ Wild Wing Made up of five

talented well seasoned musicians all with extensive performing and recording experience. Touring the USA and the Caribbean since 2001 and having performed over 350 shows ranging from Clubs to large venues, corporate events and casino’s over the Country.

A To Z Band @ CJ”s

The Best party band in Macon, A2Z sings it all, hence the name. A boat load of covers from Outkast to Country, it’s fun to dance to or just listen. Whatever you game is, CJ’s has got it.

Tommy Talton @ Cox Capitol Theatre With Special Guests Diane Durrett, Jimmy Hall and Randall Bramblett

The mission of the Stay and Play Concert series is to raise awareness for the efforts of Big House Foundation for the creation of the Allman Brothers Museum and Capitol Theatre Inc. Tommy Talton is one of the best songwriters and guitarists of our time. He has taken the southern music scene by storm in recent years with a new band, a new determination, and exceptional new music. Read more about it... Bandography online with MP3s of upcoming bands OCTOBER 29 - NOVEMBER 11, 2009 - 15


highlighting middle georgia’s local talent

Young, experimental band playing opening night at new venue

local sounds

Where do ya'll play? Tell us about Suite 200, the new venue opening November 7? We’ve played several shows in Macon with The Refuge, Macon Venue Project and the upcoming Suite 200 as well as the Ag Pavilion in Sylvester GA. Suite 200 is a brand new venue booked by one of our friends Steven Stowe. It’s located on B Sheraton Dr. off of RiversideDr. We are pretty excited to be on Suite 200’s first show with Confined to The Shadows and After Me, The Flood.

Bandmates met and won the 2007 Midsummer Macon Rock Band competition and have been exploring a new sound in Macon, Progressive / Post Rock.

Meet the band, Xavii! (Za-Vee) Band Member Names and Instruments: Steven Ledbetter (Drums) Zack Matthews (Guitar/Vocals) Dustin Murdock (Guitar/Vocals) and Bobby Coke (Bass)

Who comes to a Xavii Show? What are your fans like? We have a range of assorted friends and fans that come from all musical tastes and age groups. We are privileged to have friends in the local music scene who we share a mutual appreciation for each other’s music with. We hope to continue to combine different crowds at shows and blur the lines between different types of music fans. We would hope that our music is accessible for people of all genre taste to enjoy. Who are your influences? We have a pretty broad range of influences, we like Progressive and Post rock but some of our favorites are; Godspeed You Black Emperor!, Toe, Opeth, Modest Mouse, Meshuggah, Maserati, Mahavishnu

Orchestra, Anekdoten, Russian Circles, Between the Buried and Me, Miles Davis What made you want to start a band? All of our members met at a music camp called Midsummer Macon hosted by Wesleyan College. We were all stuck in a room for two weeks with our instruments, so it was only natural to explore our musical ideas together. We started off officially as a trio, but we have since added Bobby Coke on bass. Where do you hope to be in five years with your music? We hope that Xavii continues to progress. We would love to tour. Maybe put out a few new records. We also have some aspiration to extend our work to the visual realm. What would you like to see more of here in Macon? We would like to see more abstract bands be able to get noticed by the public i.e our friends Harrows and Nigredo. In most cities you have your prominent genera, but we would love to see weird stuff, because the weird is always interesting. Listen to Xavii’s song “Rose Hill” at See them live Nov. 7 at the Suite 200 venue grand opening on Sheraton Drive.

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t Neighborhood Coffee you can literally get anything. Located on Vineville Avenue the relatively new coffee house showcases all kinds of food, from sandwiches and bagels, hamburgers, hot dogs, all the way up to handrolled Sushi. That’s right, a Coffee House that serves sushi. Sounds like a place I’d love. In a shopping center where the Crate once lived, the outside of Neighborhood Coffee is unassuming, and inside, the checkerboard floors and walls create a quaint, but pretty plain atmosphere. It wasn’t crowded at lunch-time. My waiter says a lot of folks just use the handy drive through window perfect for a morning coffee and quick bite to eat, such as their many pastries and pre-made sandwiches available for folks on the go. Gordon Zhong, the owner, was there at the counter waiting to greet me when I arrived and it didn’t take long for his great personality to

come across. While I was there, several people came in, and Gordon knew all their names, and what they wanted, the right kind of service for a “neighborhood” establishment in my book. I was quick to order sushi, a little scary for a coffee house, but Gordon looked liked he knew what he was doing, and though it took longer than expected (almost 45 minutes), my Rainbow Roll well-crafted and I really enjoyed it. Every kind of roll is on the menu, with prices ranging from $5.99-$10.99. Some of their other offerings are Salmon Hamburgers, which sound yummy, Roast Beef Sandwhiches, BLTs, Chicken Salad Wraps, I mean the menu goes on forever. And the coffee is freshly ground and there is always a fresh brew waiting for you, Columbian and French. They also carry Iced Coffees and Iced Tea, as well as Hot Tea; jasmine, green and white. Neighborhood Coffee is all good in my hood.

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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


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.

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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

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

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

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 $ 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


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., 477-7229

Satterfield’s Serving hickory smoked meats, seafood, vegetables, daily specials and salads. L • $ 120 New Street, 742.0352 AP’s Hidden Hideaway Serving home cooking all day long and specialty dinners at night, enjoy their large patio. Seriously good food. LD BAR • $ 4274 Broadway.

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 Sticky Fingers Ribhouse Choose your flavor; Memphis style Wet or Dry, Tennessee Whiskey, Habanero Hot or Carolina Sweet. Served with sweet corn bread muffins! Fresh salads and lunch specials. LD • BAR • $$ 5080 Riverside Drive, Open daily at 11am.

Dawson’s Kitchen You can’t beat southern cooking like this, you can see for yourselves the fresh ingredients in their market next door. LD • $ 3360 Brookdale, Payne City


Caliente’s Burrito Shop We’ve all had this style of big burrito by now, but


HALFOFFDEPOT.COM 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 $-$$ 6420 Mosely Dixon, 476.8837 Nowhere Bar & Cafe Casual dining featuring fresh oystesr and shrimp specials, along with great burgers and steaks. LD • BAR $-$$ 3780 Northside Drive, 476-0554


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

Macon Pizza in the Alley Serving NY style pizza, grinders, pasta, salads and wings; hot, fresh and affordable! LD • BAR • $ Mulberry Street Lane, 742-5555 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.


Adriana’s Gelato is Italian for “the best ice cream ever” and Adriana’s is the only place in town where you can find it. Quick & delicious cafeteria-style lunch. LD • 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 – Widely regarded, especially by our readers, as the best place in Macon for lunch, Market City also has the most amazing banana pudding we’ve ever eaten. 502 Cherry St., Macon 257-6612 BL • 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

Edgar's Bistro Open Tuesday Saturday. Menu includes lobster bisque, stuffed prawns, veal medallions, duck and much more. Declicious. LD • BAR • $$$$$ 5171 Eisenhower Parkway - Across from Macon State College, 471-4250

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


Jittery Joe’s Coffeehouse Serving gourmet coffees and teas with made to order bagels and biscuits, blueberry and cheese streudel muffins. BL • $ In Mercer Village, by Mercer Univ. 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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The Freaks Come out at Night! FEATURE

by jenny murr

In celebration of Halloween we caught up with the ultimate trickster, the guy who can’t take his costume off, The Lizardman, for a quick chat. Tell me when you first knew you wanted to become a lizard? I never really wanted to become a lizard but I chose the reptilian theme for my transformation around 1993 - this was after several years of contemplating and designing the project.

What was the first thing you had done, and what was the progression like? My first tattoo was in 1993 and was the test to see if this was something I would be able to handle going all the way with. After that I began getting work done as regularly as I could. In 1997 I had my tongue split and then in 1998 my teeth were filed and in 1999 I got my forehead implants. You were doing doctoral work in Philosophy right? How did this play a part? Some of my work with philosophy of language helped to form the conceptual framework of the transformation project. What would you estimate you've spent on your body modification? I couldn't even estimate anymore - most of my work is done for free and has been for years now though in the beginning I had to pay. Cost is a very real factor but it isn't what it is about, I don't measure my work in terms of dollars. If you need an approximate value you could multiply my nearly 700 hours of tattooing by the $150 rate and get an idea but you don't value paintings by the cost of the canvas and paint. You've been in Vegas for a while now right? ---a town known for it's excess... Do you still get funny looks? Tell us about your act there? As I write this I have been in Vegas for 24 hours. I live in Austin, TX (have since 2001) but I am spending most of October in Vegas performing at Fright Dome in Circus Circus. I get looks everywhere, there's always someone seeing me for the first time or just still a bit bewildered by me. My show at Fright Dome is a new one I have been thinking about for awhile - The Lizardman's Insane Animal Stunt Show. I am working with hissing cockroaches, a scorpion, and a rough green snake. The acts are a combination of sideshow and somewhat gross oddball humor - it should be perfect for the halloween atmosphere. We're doing this story because it's fair time, and we are taking a look back at the fairs of the past, where you would be a hot commodity probably. Would you consider working the old "freak-show tent"? Have you done much research in this area? I am huge fan of circus sideshow history and I have done a fair amount of research in that field. I have a lecture on the history of tattooed people as exhibits and performers that I have given at schools and galleries. Would I work a tent? I have before, as part of the Brothers Grim a few years back.

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Erik Sprague (born June 12, 1972, Fort Campbell, KY) better known as The Lizardman, is a freak show and sideshow performer, best known for his body modification, including his sharpened teeth, full-body tattoo of green scales, bifurcated tongue, and recently, green-inked lips.

You are like the ultimate freak actually, you perform stunts as well? What is your favorite, and how did you learn it? I mean how do you learn to eat glass for the first time? My favorite varies by mood but is usually something blockhead related - like my giant transcranial corkscrew, which I designed myself. I am almost entirely self-taught which meant doing a lot of research and then just giving it a shot but these days people have the luxury of places like the Coney Island Sideshow School where they can actually learn from professionals. It is a testment to the revival of sidehsow that opportunities like that exist now. What are you plans for the future of your act. Can you tell us anything about the upcoming animal show I read about on your blog?

Much of my focus is on comedy these days and I am performing stand up sets fairly often as well as working that material into my sideshow performances. Are you married/ and do you have kids? Married six years this November - there will be no children. It's getting close to Halloween, any favorite Horror movies, books that you would recommend? You want a good scare, watch what passes for the news. Finally, would you recommend becoming a lizard to any of our aspiring freaks out there? Not unless they want to get sued. Just kidding but seriously, they would be much better off doing their own thing.


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January Rhayne:

hen Zy Silveira moved to Warner Robins a year ago, she brought her California business with her. Although she doesn’t have a “brick and mortar” store, her online store is flourishing as customers from around the world purchase her all-natural skin care products. “I do most of my business from word-of-mouth,” Silveria said. “I have representatives in California and Washington who sell my products and a company in Texas carries my line.” With ingredients like aloe vera powder, goat’s milk, kaolin clay, and coconut milk, her products can soothe any skin malady. Her products are so effective at moisturizing that she even has customers in Kuwait. “The desert is hard on the skin. A lot of military people over there have a hard time keeping their skin moist in such a dry atmosphere,” she said. Her teenage daughter is one of her best customers. “I recommended that she use one of my acne products on a bad outbreak she had last year. It worked so well that she now blogs about my products and sells them to her friends. “ With the holiday season fast approaching, Silveira is busy creating custom gifts for her customers to give to loved-ones. “No matter the occasion, I can cater the basket to the theme,” she said. “I can even include extra items like candy, candles, music, and I can even etch the recipient’s name into the bars of soap.” The custom creations are placed into gift packages or cellophanewrapped baskets and shipped directly to the beneficiary. January Rhayne Skincare products are hand-crafted and don’t contain any chemicals. Even the most allergic person, who can’t touch anything, can use my products.” Ranging from cleansing bars, body wash, facial cleansers, moisturizers, masks, scrubs, lotions, skin

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Customers from around the world purchase this Warner Robins’ all-natural skin care products

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treatments, body sprays, perfumes and more, Sylvesteria’s products rival those from large manufacturers. “I am just a small chunk of the natural skincare industry, but when I’ve compared prices…my products are more affordable.” Her interest in natural products began before 2000 when she saw an article with a lady making natural bar soap out of her garage. “I ordered some of the products and got really interested in the process and difference between natural and chemical products,” she said. “I

did a lot of research into Chinese medicine. My products adopt many things that people from decades ago used—old remedies. Everything is tested. Anything I have has actually been on my skin.” The company went through several changes over the years, but the most profound change for Silveira and her company happened in 2008. Established in 2000, the company was originally named “Yours Truly Co.” but she changed the company name after she lost her third child. “In January 2008, I was near my due date when I had a placental abruption. I lost my daughter and almost died myself. I had lots of transfusions, was in a coma, had two grand mal seizures, respiratory and organ failure,” she said. “I shouldn’t be here. When I woke up, everyone expected me to be depressed, but, for me, that would defeat the purpose of me living and my daughter’s life would be in vain.” So she picked up her life and vowed to carry on in the name of her daughter, Rhayne. In honor of her daughter, Silveira renamed the company January Rhayne Skincare International. She has a different perspective on life now and devotes her time to her business, her teenage daughter, and 10-year-old son. She and her daughter are currently working to launch a jewelry business—Destynee. They will offer original designs made of natural beads and various stones. To learn more about January Rhayne Skincare products or to place an order, visit the website at

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here's a whole lot of talk about media bias these days – well, at least there is in the media. An oped writer such as myself can spew bias all across this page, because that is what a columnist does. But the job of a true journalist is far more noble. While the great reporter Edward R. Murrow observed that no writer is fully exempt from his own opinions and prejudices, a journalist's responsibility remains to strive to report the unwashed truth and trust the public to interpret the world as they see fit. This quest to present the truth gives both the liberal and the right-wing media outlets permission to call out each other on their respective prejudices. And they do, with great relish. But it is hardly news to note that FoxNews has a decidedly conservative slant, or that NPR prefers to focus on issues more complex than the average fourth grader would care about. MSNBC is more liberal than Fox, and the New York Times is more liberal than the Washington Times. Colbert and Stewart have hilarious and insightful writing, but then, as both have pointed out – they are not de facto news shows (although a Pew Research Center study suggested that the Daily Show has become a substantive source of news for a sizable population). All of this left/right political dichotomy is painfully self-evident, and those who miss the Walter Cronkite school of news should keep hoping for a future generation of idealistic journalists who might one day helm a major television news organization in order to rescue the mainstream media from the current polarization of political viewpoints. However, there are media biases far more insidious than a division of Keith Olbermann and Glenn Beck political camps. Ever since Benjamin Franklin wrote under a pseudonym in favor of printing more dollars while competing for the cash print job himself back in 1728, there have been conflicts of interest based on big business. Advertising dollars too often affect the coverage of news. If the bullying agricultural giant Monsanto is sponsoring NPR news, then the dangers of the proliferation of genetically modified seeds is more likely to be given short shrift. Big Pharma advertisements undoubtedly affect the coverage of their products' risks. As corporations such as Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, Disney, and Viacom continue to consolidate into more powerful media conglomerates, the news is gathered and presented by large corporate interests which compromise what you see and hear. According to the Center for Media and Democracy's website, “eight of the ten big media giants share common member-

ships on boards of directors with each other. NBC and the Washington Post both have board members who sit on Coca Cola and J. P. Morgan, while the Tribune company, Gannett and the New York Times all have members who share a seat on Pepsi. It is kind of like one big happy family of ... shared interests”. Personally, I worry about corporate bias more than political bias, because big business can insure that the public never even hears the stories of environmental dangers, health risks, and political unrest which are frequently squelched in order to maintain corporate profits. Another prevalent media bias is the prioritizing of sensationalist journalism. Why do we know about the plight of the octomom or the first names of balloon boy's nuclear family? We just live in a world built over a century ago by yellow journalism pioneers William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer. Whether it's the lurid details of Jon and Kate's breakup or the state of Lindsay Lohan's personal life, television news will wipe the real story right off the headlines in order to feed the public's insatiable appetite for gossip. This is okay if the show is Entertainment Tonight, but when a news organization prefers to focus on junk rather than global events of consequence, one must question whether a program should even to call itself “the news”. The American media only pays minor lip service to world news – just listen to BBC radio and be amazed at how uninformed our country is about the rest of the planet. Instead, news shows always look for the next Britney Spears incident, the next kidnapped white girl, the next politician's mistress, the next ANYTHING which obfuscates and avoids the massive elephant of what is the soul of important issues which we should be spending our days thinking about. Hey, I liked to be entertained. I love having my opinions reinforced by reading and watching journalists who agree with my viewpoint. But news is not about posturing and gossip-mongering. According to The Elements of Journalism by Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel, the first four elements include: Journalism's first obligation is to the truth; its first loyalty is to the citizens; its essence is discipline of verification; and its practitioners must maintain an independence from those they cover. The obligation to strive to present the truth should come before ideologies, corporate interests, entertainment, racism, sexism, ageism, or anything else. The public deserves nothing less.

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girls. I’m just asking...I wonder if President Bush would have made a comment that he political candidate or ideology are bowls like “the Special Olympics,” regardnothing new in America. However, the blatant slant of nearly every national and ing his bowling prowess if he would have local media outlet towards our President and gotten away with a simple apology? Pelosi would have probably tried to impeach him his more liberal platforms is unprecedented and the press would have been airing the as these various media sources attack any gaffe for months. opposition while at the same time giving Even people right here in Middle Obama and his minions a national platform to promote and defend themselves. There are Georgia don’t have to look very far to find media bias at work. They merely have to two sources, however, that Obama and his Hours: 6:30am - 10pmtalk open the opinion section of the Telegraph. merry men have not yet penetrated: radio and Fox News (just stick with me here, On any given day, a barrage of liberal rants of belonging to Charles Richardson, Phil I promise I’m not a total kook!). It must be Dodson and a host of local “Letter to the very frustrating for President Obama that he Daily Lunch Specials normally Editor” celebrities can be found$4.99 filling the can’t manipulate these last two elements of pages of the Telegraph full of tripe disguised main stream media; otherwise he’d have a as editorial opinion. Occasionally a heavily propaganda machine much like his friend edited rebuttal letter is printed or possibly a Hugo Chavez. Free 4oz Antioxidant Drink normally $3.99 column written by Kenny Burgamy or forIn recent weeks the Obama White before 8am with a $2.50 Expires 11/15/09. Limit one per customer per visit. 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When Harry these toadies warned each respective netTruman ran against Thomas Dewey in 1948 work as well as others in the media, not to one of his campaigns main themes was the take Fox News seriously as a news organiza- fact that he had to run against a “one-party tion. I could almost hear the Godfather press.” And no one can forget the picture of theme playing in the background. I bet him raising the newspaper over his head you’re humming it in your head right now saying that “Dewey Defeats Truman”. As with visions of Obama with cotton balls hard as the media tried, they couldn’t knock Harry down, even declaring him a loser stuffed in his cheeks telling his lieutenants, despite the fact that he had already won. We “Go my sons…Give them an offer they Republicans need to take a lesson from can’t refuse” as they each bow and kiss his hand. Obama, the capo dei capi himself, a President Truman and learn that even though few days later told NBC's Savannah the media will continue to have their Guthrie, “If media is operating basically as a favorites, our message needs to be taken talk radio format then that's one thing, and if directly to and from the people who ultimately make the decisions in our country. it's operating as a news outlet that's another. The media absolutely despised Richard But it's not something I'm losing sleep over." Obama and his staff have continued to make Nixon. After he lost the presidential election of 1960 to President Kennedy, Nixon went fun of Fox News, minimize the channel’s back to California, ran against Pat Brown for validity as a news outlet and have refused to Governor and lost again. In his famous “last allow them to participate fully in the covernews conference”, Nixon told the press who age of his presidency simply because the had heavily favored Brown that they, “didn’t channel is committed to being “Fair and have Nixon to kick around anymore.” Six Balanced”, and examining the Obama presiyears later, Nixon was elected President as dency objectively. There have been numerous instances of he tapped into the underestimated and greatly misunderstood “Silent Majority”. extreme media bias within Obama’s first There has been and will continue to be year in office. At times various news outlets bias and favoritism shown in the media have gone so far as to totally ignore significant national news stories in an attempt to though it is more apparent today with the maintain a positive image of President advent of the internet and 24-hour news Obama. I wonder if the NRA or any other outlets than any other time in our nations’ Conservative organization pulled the kind of history. I sincerely hope that the Silent garbage that ACORN did if it would have Majority can look passed the bias that taken a couple of amateur investigative bombards the airwaves everyday and act to reporters to uncover the truth about them? take back our country during the next elecDays after the story broke initially (on Fox tion cycles. Will the modern version of the News of all places) ABC’s news anchor “Silent Majority” stand up in 2010 and Charlie Gibson denied any knowledge that 2012 despite the heavily biased liberal ACORN was helping pimp out underage media? It remains to be seen.

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on the federal property; nevertheless, base housing brings out the crowds on Halloween. Even non-military families ask their military friends to help them get on base so they can join in on the crowds, too. People just seems to feel safer there than out in the general public. We were recently stationed at Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C., for two years. Both of those Halloweens were rockin’. Even if someone’s faith discouraged celebrating the holiday, there was a “Harvest Party” over on one of the soccer fields to enjoy. But the real action was in all the base housing areas. I remember the legions of children and parents filling the wide streets like it was Mardi Gras or something. It would get particularly thick in Officer Housing because it was rumored they had the higher quality candy (not true, by the way). Another site for sore eyes was the families who would band together in one front yard to visit and hand out candy at the same time. People recognized each other’s neighbors and were glad to see them. The communing families were being lively and

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Black bear chills out in beer cooler HAYWARD, Wis. - Shoppers in a Wisconsin grocery store got an unexpected surprise when a 125-pound black bear wandered inside and headed straight for the beer cooler on October 17. The bear stopped Friday night at Marketplace Foods in Hayward, about 140 miles northeast of Minneapolis, sauntering through the automatic doors and heading straight for the liquor department. It calmly climbed up 12 feet onto a shelf in the beer cooler where it sat for about an hour while employees helped evacuate customers and summoned wildlife officials. Officials from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources tranquilized the animal and took it out of the store. Store workers say the bear seemed content in the cooler and did not consume any alcohol.

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ples that didn’t know who they were without one another. That said there is a happy medium. Search a little harder, if you love her at least, there has to be something out there that you enjoy doing together. It might require you getting off the couch, and putting a little effort towards it, but you can figure it out if you want to. Just remember your wife is entitled to conversation, sex, dinner and a movie, but not ballroom dancing or calligraphy lessons. That’s just not human. Mr Macon Out, Each year around football season, my wife starts putting together projects that I have to spend way too much time dealing with. Hell, I haven’t been able to keep up with the season this year, just because she nags me so much. Can’t I have a day or two to myself? Signed, Frustrated Fan

Dear Frustrated Fan, Sure you deserve a day, and if you really are a part of the “My wife is out to get me” conspiracy club, then welcome Brother. Do yourself a favor, make some time during the week, and when Grey’s Anatomy is on, hammer away. Chainsaw shit so hard that it will make Patrick Dempsey’s hair cry. Wives don’t like football. I’ve said it a hundred times, but it’s not nearly as annoying as a wife who pretends to. The thing is she’s still your wife. You have to do things for her. But they can sometimes be on your schedule. There is no way to survive a marriage on the couch, bud.

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Otis Redding The Best of See & Hear Released: October 20, 2009

Soul, R&B, and even layers of soul-ripping tenderness secure the cornerstones of Otis Redding’s cherished musical catalog. Gifted and blessed with an understanding of emotion and songwriting well past his years, Macon, GA’s hometown hero shines on Shout Factory’s new Otis Redding: The Best of See & Hear release. The audio portion of The Best of See & Hear features twelve signature Otis Redding tunes such as “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay,” “Pain in My Heart,” and “I’ve Got Dreams to Remember.” What makes Shout Factory’s release unique is the pairing of these bare, heart wrenching cuts alongside the Keith Richards/Mick Jagger-penned “Satisfaction,” the funk laced story “Tramp” (a duet with the Queen of Stax herself, Carla Thomas), and “Mr. Pitiful,” a song written along with Booker T & the MG’s guitarist Steve Cropper after hearing a local DJ tag Otis with that moniker. Shout Factory has answered our visual culture needs which are bent on the nostalgia of times past. One thing that can never be replicated is the Stax/Volt European Tour of 1967. Knowing that this footage is gold presented in black & white hues, the footage unfolds with Otis joined by a stellar house band.The DVD even features performances by the original Blues Brothers of soul, Sam & Dave and Booker T & the MG’s; Donald Dunn is a joy to watch throughout. And an additional five cuts of unmatched soul during 1967’s Monterey Pop Festival.

ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19):

You will say things without thinking. You can be arrogant, presumptuous, and your own interests will come first. You are quick, daring, self assertive, and full of spunk. Seldom defeated because defeat is not recognized. You are intelligent, energetic, active, very impatient, and have lots of energy and initiative. You rely mostly on yourself. You are proud, ambitious, useful, and have a desire to achieve through force. You have leadership qualities. 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. Rewriting or rehashing some of your work during the next few weeks will work into your schedule. (Thank God for computers). Changes to everything you have done is a good idea and you should see more success. Feeling the “poor me” attitude actually delays some decisions until it is too late. Ignore what you feel and march onward. You must seize opportunity as it is appears. 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. Becoming depressed over your current money situation does not help. You will need to contact old friends who owe you. One of them may be able to help. Do not hesitate to remind them of what you did for them and now is the time for payback. You should see an improvement in your funds very soon. Mechanical and/or electrical problems may occur now.

Last issues puzzle answers

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. Call upon the advice of others and listen to them carefully as someone may come up with an answer to your business problems. Past problems may surface now and you must solve them immediately. To postpone them may result in being there with too little, too late. Take your action and go for it. Mechanical and/or electrical problems depress your spirits but somehow you manage as you usually do.

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LEO (July 23-August 22): Leo is colorful, self assured, outgoing, impulsive and expansive. A new unique financial plan may be necessary. You need to pare down some business interests or household expenses in order to manage. Make your decision now and see how it goes for the next few weeks. Mechanical and/or electrical problems may plague everyone this week so be prepared to forgive those who are late and hope they forgive you. Traffic snarls are numerous. VIRGO (August 23-Sept 22): You can be highly critical, sarcastic, & unforgiving. You appear to be doing some new thinking this week. You might be seeing some old pals now and taking some enjoyable trips down “memory lane” as you remind one another of good happenings in the past. Rewriting or redoing some of your past work brings you success as you tune up and refine your ideas. The work may be tedious but it will be very well worth your efforts.

LIBRA (Sept 23-Oct 22): Libra is artistic, musical, level headed, sympathetic, and generous. You can be gossipy, critical, and bitter. You find that mechanical and/or electrical troubles plague you this week. Get ready to spend money on repairs and replacements. Your feeling of depression could contribute to postponing decisions that must be made. This may also add to the troubles. You will have to ignore the feeling and just get on with it. You will find the sooner, the better. 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. Investigation and research play a big part in your life. Scorpio is a deep thinker with a fine mind. You love a good fight, and then wonder why the other person is angry. Scorpio is forceful and courageous. Scorpio is usually interested in anything that has to do with the occult. 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. Keep your cell phone close by this week because mechanical and/or electrical problems may arise and you want to be within reach of help. This is a good time to revisit your budget. It may make you depressed. You must make some hard decisions. They have to be made anyway so you may as well get the job done and over with rather than waiting until it is too late. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19): Capricorn is very often politically minded. Capricorn is also patient, reserved, cautious, faithful and shrewd. You appear to have some hard decisions to make. Postponing these decisions is not a good idea at this time. No matter your feelings, they should be made now or you may miss out on something. Inspired thinking may help by mid week. Do not change your direction at this time – you will need to stay on your steady path until at least November. AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18): Independence and a feeling of freedom is necessary. Aquarius has a strong will, and is original, inventive, and will always enjoy doing the unexpected. Your income should start to improve sometime after this week. Hang on to your receipts as payments could become lost. Your social life should be picking up now. Friends seem to gather around you this fall and you are a very charming host or hostess. Take some trips down “memory lane” and everyone will recall the “good old days” and have a good time. PISCES (Feb 19-March 20): You are emotional, ultra-sensitive, easy going, and sociable, Worry plagues you. Pisces will see only the good in others.. Some serious thinking puts you on the right road this week. If you have some decisions to make, do it now for the finest results. Talking over old times with a friend helps to bring your spirits back to normal. Delays of all kinds plague you now and it is hard to make deadlines. You may even be thinking of changing jobs. A few weeks of waiting is much better timing.

ADVERTISER DIRECTORY | For more information see client ads ART Macon Arts Alliance...............................27 AUTO/TRANSPORTATION Five Star Hyundai...................................11 BEAUTY/SPA/SALON Amanda Jane Massage.............................5 Jennifer Jones Massage..........................27 Vineville Spa & Salon.............................30 CHURCH SERVICES Centenary Methodist..............................5 EVENTS/VENUES 567 Cafe.....................................................7 Cox Capitol Theatre...............................10 Georgia Music Hall of Fame...................6 Westobau Festival, Augusta....................8

CMT On Tour...........................................10 Cherry Blossom Festival........................30 Battle of the Bands..................................13 Georgia National Fair..............................27 HEALTH INSURANCE Coventry One............................................9 Liberty National.......................................11 LODGING Ramada Plaza............................................19 LANDSCAPING Beech Tree Supply....................................27 LAWYERS Holly Hogue................................................7 Mike Cranford...........................................35 Russell Walker...........................................34

MUSIC Music Masters...........................................27 NIGHTLIFE 20’s Pub n’ Subs........................................13 Backporch Lounge...................................20 Bibb Distributing................................cover BJs Billiards................................................28 CJ’s Sports Bar..........................................23 Club Envy...................................................29 Cox Capitol Theatre...............................12 Friends Bar & Grill..................................36 Grant’s Lounge........................................26 The Hummingbird...................................16 The Meritage............................................19 Rivalry’s Bar & Grill................................32 Tara’s Tavern.............................................25 Whiskery River........................................35

REAL ESTATE Mindy Attaway, Coldwell Banker...........34 Luxury Condo for Rent..........................34 RESTAURANTS Buffalo’s,Warner Robins.........................21 Buffalo’s Macon..........................................5 Caliente’s Burrito Shop...........................23 Captain Jack’s Crab Shack......................36 Downtown Grill.......................................21 El Azteca ...................................................17 Friends Bar & Grill..................................36 Macon Mellow Mushroom.....................17 Greek Corner Deli..................................28 Ingleside Village Pizza...............................21 Larry’s Giant Subs....................................30 Macon Pizza in the Alley.........................18 Margarita’s Mexican.................................32 Market City Cafe.....................................21

Nowhere Cafe..........................................12 Papouli’s......................................................19 The Rookery.............................................19 The Shamrock...........................................21 Wild Wing Cafe..........................................2 SERVICES Allen Morris Metal Roofs.......................21 Zingo DD Service....................................29 STOREFRONT Amanda Jane.............................................27 Chadwick-Hudson Salon.......................27 Georgia Music Hall of Fame...................6 Music Masters..........................................27 Starship Fantasy Store...........................35

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CLASSIFIEDS To advertise in our classifieds section, call 464-1840 or email your ad to Just $20 for 2 weeks! FOR RENT Great modern gallery space for rent in the heart of downtown Macon. Artists can rent gallery space and take all of the commission. Gallery space available November 1. Please call Betsy at 478-737-5972 if you are interested and want to see space.

HELP WANTED Nationwide Construction Group has an immediate opening for laborers for a highway project in Macon, GA. On the job training (OT) program available. No construction experience necessary. Interested candidates may fax resumes to (586) 749-6909, or fill out application at our website at EOE/M/F/V/D

PERSONALS Friendly Attractive 44 Year old male seeks male 25-45 for tennis, friendship, road trip. If interested please call 478-454-7884.

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Restaurant: Mon - Thurs 4pm - 10p Friday-Sat 4pm - 11pm

Billiards and Bar: Mon-Sat 3pm - until...



OCT. 24: 9am-5pm


Entry fee $15, Half the proceeds will benefit Kids Yule Love, the other half is cash prizes!

Poker is back! 7:30pm Includes a FREE dinner!!!

Old Fashion Car Swap Meet

OCT. 31: 6-9pm Halloween Trunk & Treat

A family-friendly Cruise-In, bring the kids and some candy for a fun filled night of SAFE Trick or Treating and a “kiddy” Haunted House!

Lots of candy and prizes! Lunch Served Daily 11-2 Meat & two sides with a drink $6.25

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FRIDAYS Blind Draw Dart Tourney In-House 8 Ball, 7p Karaoke w/Kenny, 9p


Ladies Night!

Wednesdays: 50¢ Wells for the gals, guys get free pool with a bucket of beer!

BEER PONG IS HERE! Nightly Poker, 7:30pm

Tuesday thru Sunday! FREE BUFFET!

Karaoke with Scott

Mon & Wed 5pm Fri & Sat 7pm

Thursday Night Special

Quarterly Tournament

16 oz. Bud, Bud Light or Miller Light just $3

Sunday, Oct 17, 1pm Prize Pot Estimated to be $5000 +!!!!

Wings & beer $6.50! Music with Mama T & Mark 8p


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Macon 10/29/09  

Thrill The Night!

Macon 10/29/09  

Thrill The Night!