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Mother’s Finest will be playing the Cox Capitol Theatre on March 15th! The band, recently inducted into the GA Music Hall of Fame, is a mind-blowing blend both soulful and electric. Advance tickets are $20. This show is sure to sell out.
Music to our Ears
THE OPENING ACT PRESENTS “SATURDAY NIGHT BLUES” THRU FEBRUARY
The Opening Act, Cherry Street’s newest retail and entertainment venue, is proud to announce Saturday Night Blues. Saturday nights in downtown Macon, Georgia just got a little bit hotter with blues concerts every Saturday night throughout the month of February. Doors open at 4 pm and the music starts at 7 pm. Cover is $5 at the door and a cash bar is available. In additional to great blues music, The Opening Act showcases memorabilia from Macon’s musical artists spanning from Little Richard and Otis Redding to the Allman Brothers Band and Jason Aldean. The Opening Act is the exclusive seller of Macon Music t-shirts, and sell other musical merchandise such as hats, books, and CDs. For more information about The Opening Act and a complete line up, visit TheOpeningActMacon.com. The Opening Act is located at 567 Cherry Street in Downtown Macon. SATURDAY, FEB 11: MYSTERY ROAD SATURDAY, FEB 18: THE CROSSROADS BAND SATURDAY, FEB 25: NEAL LUCAS BAND
A NIGHT AT THE 567, SATURDAY, FEB 11TH
Tonight will be a chance to experience all The 567 Center for Renewal has to offer: art, music, and more. Enjoy live music by The Boomers Band and Gringo Grande, a silent auction, a cash bar, and coffee bar by Joshua Cup. The Boomers Band plays a variety of well-known, well-loved songs ranging from classic oldies to contemporary adult hits, Stay late to catch Gringo Grande- they will come on stage at 10 pm. The silent auction will include work by local artists such as Eric O’Dell, entertainment packages, a bike from Cherry Street Cycles, cupcakes from Amanda’s Cakery, fine handmade jewelry, and more. All of the proceeds of the event will go towards advancing the many programs we offer that support the arts community of Macon and promote the revitalization of downtown. The event starts at 7 pm, and tickets are $15. This event is open to all ages. To buy tickets, visit the567.org. Tickets will also be available at the door on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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GATEWAY’S ‘MACON MOGUL’ AND THE 567’S ‘COMMUNITY SUPPORTED ART: MACON’
ometimes, it's hard to decide what to write about. As I sit here and try to boil down all the things happening in Macon into a digestible column of arts and culture, I'm daunted. It's almost impossible to pick one event, or one topic, to discuss. There is a lot going on locally and that's a good thing. This month, I’ve successfully whittled it down to two. The recent announcement of the winner of the Macon Mogul contest, a project of the Gateway Initiative, is certainly worth discussing. In case you didn't hear, TailsSpin Premium Pet Food & Accessories garnered $50,000 in services and support to open a new location in downtown Macon. By the way, they have two locations now–one in Pooler and one in Savannah. As far was I can tell, they are good corporate citizens; they have a history of success; and they will bring jobs to Macon. They may even add some energy to the downtown district. Being attractive to businesses looking to expand is equally as important as local entrepreneurship. We need both. That said, the best part of Macon Mogul wasn't the announcement of the winner. It was the fact that some 20 great ideas for businesses were put in the spotlight. It's a bit like winning second place on American Idol. You can still become a star and make a pile of money, so stop complaining and start singing. In fact, if you listen really hard, I think you might hear a few notes from each of the finalists still floating through the air… Speaking of singing, I'd like to sing the praises of another great downtown organization. The 567 Center for Renewal is a relatively new non-profit. Less than two-years-old, The 567 is having great success with its business incubator program. The art exhibits in the upstairs gallery are a great addition to First Fridays and the all-ages concerts are giving those under 18, and over, a place to enjoy live music. Recently, Macon Arts Alliance part-
nered with The 567 on a Community Supported Art program, and since that time, I've really grown to appreciate their contribution to downtown. Community Supported Art: Macon is a direct, artist-to-collector economic model based on the Community Supported Art project created by Springboard for the Arts and mnartists.org in Minnesota. Our local program was preceded by a logo-design contest which was won by The 11th Hour's own Meagan Evans. On January 26, the official call to artists began with an announcement at The 567 during a Taking the Arts Seriously meeting. Thanks to grants from The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The Community Foundation of Central Georgia, Inc., and Springboard for the Arts, The 567 is now taking proposals from artists interested in being a part of the program. Five artists will be selected by a jury of local food and art luminaries to receive a stipend of $1,000 to create 50 “shares” of art. A typical share will consist of a work of art/object of artistic production – multiples are encouraged, however creative ideas that translate your practice into this format or connect to themes like sustainability, farm, or food are also welcome. If you are an interested artist, contact Melissa Macker at email@example.com. While I’m on the subject, stop by The 567 on February 11 for “A Night at The 567” beginning at 7 p.m. This event is an opportunity to experience all that The 567 Center for Renewal has to offer: art, music, and more. For more information on The 567 Center for Renewal and Community Supported Art: Macon, visit www.the567.com. Jonathan Dye is the Director of Communications for Macon Arts Alliance, a non-profit organization comprised of more than 60 arts and cultural organizations throughout central Georgia.
THE GOINGS ON IN THE CITY THURSDAY
MACON COLLEGE FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS “THE LOOKOUT” 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, with discussion led by Macon State's Patrick Brennan. In "The Lookout," Chris, a former high school athlete, experiences a tragic accident that changes his life. He tries to return to normality, taking job a as a bank janitor, where he ends up taking part in a heist. The Douglass Theater is located at 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Students with their college ID cards get in free. Admission for faculty, staff and the general public is $5, which includes a snack pass. Tickets may be purchased at the door on the night of each screening. (478) 742-2000. MACON LITTLE THEATRE PRESENTS “THE FOREIGNER” THRU FEB. 12 Winner of two Obie Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards as Best New American Play and Best Off-Broadway Production, “The Foreigner”demonstrates what can happen when a group of devious characters must deal with a stranger who (they think) knows no English. Set in rural Georgia, the play has enough warmth and truth in it that it is not only funny, but also often moving.”The Foreigner” provides, plenty of laughs, suspense, romance, and proof-positive that one person can make a huge difference. Adults $18, students $15. Reservations: 477-3342
METROPOLITAN OPERA - LIVE IN HD AT THE DOUGLASS THEATRE Showing Wagner’s “Gotterdammerung” Tickets $24. 355 MLK Jr. Blvd. 742-2000. A NIGHT AT THE 567 - VIP WINE TASTING AND LIVE MUSIC Come preview a silent auction at the VIP reception before “A Night at the 567” kicks off at 7pm with live music by the Boomers Band and Gringo Grande. Proceeds benefit The 567 Center for Renewal. 533 Cherry Street, downtown Macon. $15 THE BIG DANCE AT THE GA SPORTS HALL OF FAME Celebrate Valentine's Day at the GSHF Big Dance to Benefit the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. Featuring "The Swingin' Medallions" and Middle Georgia's Favorite Party Band "The Grapevine" at the Macon Coliseum Doors Open at 6 p.m. Music Begins at 7:30 p.m. Tables for 8 $200 - Individual Tickets $25. Bring your own food and beverage For Tickets Call (478) 752-1585 ext. 120
MACON FILM GUILD PRESENTS AT THE DOUGLASS THEATRE “THE HEDGEHOG” Showtimes 2pm, 4:30pm & 7:30pm Inspired by the beloved New York Times bestseller, The Elegance of the Hedgehog, this is the timely story of Paloma, a young girl bent on ending it all on her upcoming twelfth birthday. Tickets $5 available at the door. 355 MLK Jr. Blvd. 742-2000.
GRAND OPERA HOUSE PRESENTS “OF MICE AND MEN”
- Getting to Know your iPad, Tues. Feb 16, 21 and March 1, 5-6pm. Cost, free! PeachMac of Macon at Shoppes at River Crossing You have just purchased the coolest, newest, greatest device Apple has ever created. Learn how to maximize your iPad’s capabilities. Please join us for an hour of hands-on experience with your new iPad 2. While not necessary, you are invited to bring your iPad along with you. DATES: February 7, 16, 21, March 1 (Tuesday or Thursday) - Intro to Mac; Every Saturday thru March 10:00 – 11:00am. Cost free! If you're new to the Mac, or to OS X, this workshop is for you. You'll learn your way around the desktop and how to use preferences and settings to make your new computer work the way you want it to. You should walk away from this class feeling comfortable with the basics of your new computer and be ready to discover the remarkable things you can do with your new Mac.
FEBRUARY 13TH AT THE GRAND OPERA HOUSE
80S HAIR BAND MUSICAL - ROCK OF AGES In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small town girl met a big city rocker in LA’s most famous rock club and they fell in love to the greatest songs of the 80’s. It’s five time Tony Award nominated smash-hit musical comedy ROCK OF AGES, a hilarious, feel-good, rock-n-roll love story told through the mind blowing, facemelting hits of JOURNEY, NIGHT RANGER, STYX, REO SPEEDWAGON, PAT BENATAR, TWISTED SISTER, POISON, ASIA, WHITESNAKE and many more. Don’t miss this awesomely good time where big hair meets big dreams and the result totally wails! Tickets start at $40. Visit Thegrandmacon.com
Middle Georgia Art Association: Free and open to the public. Gallery open Tuesday - Friday, Noon 5 p.m. Saturday, Noon - 3 p.m. 478.744.9557. MiddleGeorgiaArt.org. 2330 Ingleside Ave. Macon Arts Gallery The Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is always free. For more info call 478.743.6940. 486 First St. Open gallery exhibits at Contemporary Arts Exchange. Resident and guest artist exhibits every First Friday, 7 - 10 p.m. MySpace.com/CAEMacon. 2nd Floor, 590 Mulberry St. Art on the Avenue Fine Art Gallery New monthly gallery shows. 2368 Ingleside Ave, 478-743-3720
9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. From the author of The Grapes of Wrath, “Of Mice and Men” marks another National Players classic tale. In this tragic and endearing story, we follow the mismatched friendship of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers in Depression-Era California. Small George has big dreams and tiny frame, while the large but simple Lennie seeks the comfort of everyday little pleasures. Just as George’s dreams seem within reach, his compassion is tested through Lennie’s mistakes. This performance is recommended for grades 6 and up and it runs 90 minutes in length. Tickets $10$20. 651 Mulberry Street, 301-5470 FRIDAY
FAMILY-FUN MONSTER JAM AT MACON CENTREPLEX Advance Auto Parts® Monster Jam is an incredible family-friendly experience starring the biggest performers on four wheels: Monster Jam monster trucks. These twelvefeet-tall, ten-thousand-pound machines will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over - OR smash through. Pit Party: Sat. @ 11:30-1:00pm. Show Friday at 7pm. Saturday at 2pm and 7:30pm. Ticket Prices: $10, $20, $25, $40, Call 478-751-9232. MERCER UNIVERSITY THEATRE PRESENTS “THE COLORED MUSEUM” By George C. Wolfe February16-18 & 21-25 @ 7:00 P.M. February 19, 26 @ 2:00 P.M. At the Back Door Theatre on Mercer’s campus. For Tickets and Information, call 478-301-2974 THEATRE MACON PRESENTS “PURLIE VICTORIOUS” Purlie is set in an era when Jim Crow laws still were in effect in the American South. Its focus is on the dynamic, traveling preacher Purlie Victorious Judson, who returns to his small Georgia town hoping to save Big Bethel, the community's church,
and emancipate the cotton pickers who work on oppressive Ol' Cap'n Cotchipee's plantation. February 17, 18, 24, & 25 at 8:00pm, February 22 & 23 at 7:30pm and February 19 at 2:30pm. Admission $20 / $15 students. 438 Cherry Street, for reservations please call 478.746.9485.
CONCERT MIRANDA LAMBERT AT THE MACON CENTREPLEX Miranda will be on Fire when she hits the stage February 23rd with Chris Young and Jerrod Niemann at The Macon Centreplex Coliseum, just three months after her highly anticipated new CD ‘Four the Record’ enjoyed its November 1st release. “I'm looking forward to the tour and playing some new music from ‘Four The Record’ and kicking some attitude,” said Miranda. It will be a great year with our fans." Lambert, the reigning CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, is nominated for two CMA Awards this year. Tickets $28.25 and up. Macon Centreplex Box Office or by phone at 800-745-3000.
CONCERT THE OFFICIAL “BLUES BROTHERS” REVUE 7:30 p.m. at the Grand Opera House. ‘The Blues Brothers’ are what can only be described as a musical, comedic, and cinematic legend and the irreverent characters of Jake & Elwood resonate with everyday people all over the world. In true Blues Brothers spirit, The Official Blues Brothers Revue is a live concert show that combines the comedy and hit songs from the original 1980 hit film. The Official Blues Brothers Revue and their tenpiece intercontinental rhythm & blues revue band, pay homage to the humor, music and mayhem of the Blues Brothers, as well as the rich history of blues, gospel and soul music. Tickets $38. 651 Mulberry Street, (478) 301-5470.
Celebrating 175 years of history through art, artifacts, and archives. Six-venue exhibit of Wesleyan Treasures –– priceless objects d’art, silvers, textiles, archive papers, and paintings dating from the early Renaissance to Warhol and Dali, plus the world’s first college degree earned by a woman and a special display of period dresses. The exhibit runs through May 25, 2012. Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 1-5 pm. All events are free and open to the public. 757-5171.
City Market on the Green, 9am - 1pm. Every Saturday morning in Poplar Street Park, middle Georgia merchants, craftsmen and artisans set up booths of locally grown produce, plants, delicious bakery items, art, crafts and more! Wesleyan Market every second Saturday 9am - 1pm. Held monthly, this fun community event features a variety of locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods. Music, fun & educational events also offered. Free and open to the public. (478) 757-5233. Mulberry Market every Wednesday. 4:30-7pm. The Mulberry Street Market is part of the Macon Main Street Program's efforts to bring life and business to Downtown Macon, and is directed by vendors dedicated to the people of Macon. Find a variety of all things fresh and local, from honey to breads, seasonal vegetables to grass-fed beef.
Museum of Arts & Sciences. Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, 1 – 5 p.m. $4 - $8. Free for students & Bibb Co. residents the last Friday of each month, 5 – 8 p.m. 477.3232. 4182 Forsyth Rd. Georgia Children’s Museum: Tuesday – Saturday 10:30 -5:30, $4 per person, 2 and under free. Free admission on Tuesdays from 10:30 -1:30 for City of Macon residents and First Fridays from 5:30-8:30. The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House in Macon. This house-turned-museum was where members of the Allman Brothers Band, their roadies, friends and families lived between 1970 and 1973.Call for hours. 741.5551. 2321 Vineville Ave. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-5pm (admission $8 for adults; $6 for seniors, college students, & military; $3.50 children). The Hay House, 934 Georgia Ave. Open TuesdaysSaturdays 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m. - 4. Tours are on the hour with the last tour at 3 p.m. $8
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MEET THE BOSS
Shannon Harris, a Macon native who got into the insurance and financial planning game out of college often offered his clients some unique advice. “Yes, save your money, and put it away for retirement, but if you can find something you enjoy doing, then get busy making that happen.” It only took him a few years to take his own advice, and he bought a Swiss Hiking Company, called Alpine Adventure Trails Tours in 1997. Since 2006, Shannon has been guiding groups of people through the majestic Alps full time. What led you to Swiss Hiking? Well I’ve always enjoyed the outdoors, and my father Travis had actually been to Switzerland many times, so my family came to know it through him. He actually went out with the fellow who started the company we ended up buying in 1997. Originally it was myself, my father and my brother Thad. My brother had a little boy and can’t make it over as much, so now-a-days it’s pretty much just me. The year we bought the company I went over for the summer and basically learned the lay of the land, hiked every day and went around meeting hotel owners. Tell me about a typical hike. Our unique program provides hiking options for all abilities. Each day you have a choice of a moderate hike or a more strenuous hike. The group gath-
ers for a brief meeting each evening after dinner when two hikes are presented for the following day. Guide One will describe in detail an easy to moderate hike that is limited in elevation gain and has a distance of six to nine miles. Those who choose Guide One will usually ride above the tree line by cable car or cog rail train and hike a moderate trail. Most hikes with Guide One are of variable length designed so you can elect to do a portion of the hike or the entire hike –
the second story of the former bank building. Selling antique, vintage, estate, and lightly used furniture, artwork and accessories, James Bush and Geoffrey Hill opened The Vault in March on 2011. “We have been very pleased with our first year, we exceeded our sales goals for the first year,” Bush says, explaining their desire to expand their operation. “We are really in to downtown, and we hope to bring more business in to downtown.” Moving upstairs will allow Bush and Hill to have more stock and to arrange the vintage pieces into individual showrooms, helping customers visualize what the pieces can look like in their homes. Bush and Hill are still committed to having items at all price-points and styles to appeal to all customers. “We want to have something for everyone,” Bush says. Bush and Hill also intend to host receptions during Friday Fest and during events thanks to the added space. The Vault is open Mon-Thu 10am- 5pm. and Fri 10am.-9pm. You can “Like” them on Facebook to find out about the latest additions to their stock.
thanks to the extensive Swiss and Austrian transportation network of trains and cable cars. If you walk three to four miles per day, three days a week for several weeks before the trip, you should find your hikes with Guide One thoroughly enjoyable. Guide Two will provide a more challenging hike - seven to twelve miles in length, with elevation gains of approximately 2,500 to 3,500 feet. Hikes with Guide Two take you to areas that can only be reached by foot or helicopter. In all the years I’ve led hikers in the Alps, no guest has ever said there was not enough hiking. The most common comment we receive is that their trip was the best hiking vacation they have ever had. Lunch for both groups is usually in small inns or mountain huts and, when possible, Groups One and Two will eat together. After completing the day’s hike you return to the comforts of the inn for an evening of fine dining and a restful night sleeping in your private room with a private bath. The following day
you awake to enjoy a bountiful buffet breakfast before starting the day’s new hike. How do you get your clients? We advertise on Google and other search engines, and certain magazines throughout the country. We get clients from all over the world, but most are from the US and Canada. Why did you choose the Alps to start this company? I really love the glaciers.The big Ushaped valleys and the waterfalls. There really is just no place like it on earth. And it’s also one of the cleanest places you will ever visit. Even the huts we visit along the hiking trails have flushing toilets. Even for those who aren’t so outdoorsy it’s a really great chance to get outdoors. Alpine Adventure Trails Tours 6-Night Cost Starting at $2600 For more information call 1-888-478-4004
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The Cherry Blossom Festival announced their lineup for the Street Party this week. The country stage will feature Rodney Atkins, Macon native Molly Stevens new band and Gasoline Brothers. The Hip Hop stage this year is bringing old school royalty Shock G and The Digital Undergound, along with Nappy Roots and local soul man Bo Ponder. I’m sure that you all knew that Tupac used to be in Digital Underground right? March 24 is when it goes down and tickets go on sale Feb 15. This is going to be a good one, though I do wish they’d bring back a rock and roll stage. I’ve been listeing to Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s album Howl, Pavement’s Quarantine the Past, and Professor Longhair’s Crawfish Fiesta this week, all the while wishing that I had
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scored tickets to see Jeff Mangum and Neutral Milk Hotel at the 40 Watt in Athens on Thursday. But the 11th Hour as already secured tickets to Gulf Shores and 2011’s Pollstar “Festival of the Year” The Hangout Festival this May, part of our partnership with the fest since their first year, three years ago. I think my wife and her gal pals are taking this one, and to be honest I have no interest. While their music line-up is always great (Jack White, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wilco, Coheed & Cambria, The Flaming Lips), the sold-out crowd of 35,000 sweating fans is not my gig.
As far as Television goes, I think Shameless has already jumped the shark, basically replaying the shame show over and over again every week. Californication is as great as ever, though, and both House of Lies, and Luck may turn out to be masterpieces yet. I’m also an unapologetic fan of The Voice, just because I love me some Cee-Lo. Ever since my run in with him here in Macon at a small club in East Macon during his Soul Machine Tour, which none of you were at, I watch him every chance I get. Yes, including the Madonna Super Bowl Halftime Show.
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or seven years now, a few Maconites and hundreds of filmmakers have been really busy building a film festival in the heart of Downtown. Spread out over three historic venues, over 100 films will run Thursday through Sunday at this years MAGA Film Festival. Though over 10,000 dollars in prize money will be handed out to filmmakers, and thousands of tickets will be sold to special screenings with guests like Jay Carson, Beth Grant, and Joseph Uliano, the festival is worth much more than that. While engaging our community in a celebration of filmmaking it promotes our area as a viable and attractive place for film production. Remember that film The Help? Just a few years ago the Producers of that film, Brunson Green and Octavia Spencer, who played Minnie Jackson in the film were both here in Macon for the festival, with their film Pretty Ugly People. They trounced around town with friend Carey Pickard and dined at the Tic Toc Room, and nobody really knew them (who wasn’t a fan of Chicken Party?) Now, both up for Academy Awards this year, we doubt they’d go unnoticed. A special guest this year, Beth Grant has acted in dozens of blockbuster films including Little Miss Sunshine, No Country for Old Men and most recently the film The Artist, nominated this year for ten Academy Awards. But the festival
is full of people like that, full of people who have had great careers in the movie business or who will go on to. From students from across the southeast, to experimental film makers from as far away as Japan and Bosnia, The Macon Film Festival has grown into a multi-dimensional and cultural experience for all of Macon to enjoy. So buy your tickets in advance, and hole up in a dark, historic theatre to watch some films, and pay attention to who you are sitting next to. Workshops are also a fun and free part of the festival experience. Led by special guests and funded by the Community Foundation, this is a great way to learn about different aspects of filmmaking. February 18th, Charles Poe with discuss “Making Independent Films.” February 19th learn about "How Hollywood is Like Dating: Tips for Surviving in the Screentrade." Sarah Treem was a 26 year old playwright when she accidentally landed a job writing a few scripts for a new show on HBO called In Treatment. In this workshop, she'll talk about how she survived and became an executive producer. Sunday discuss “Directing and Distributing Independent Films” with Nick Moran. All workshops are free and open to the public. Held on the first floor of the 567 Center for Renewal, located at 533 Cherry Street.
The Macon Film Festival Headquarters will be at The Opening Act located at 567 Cherry Street. Here you can buy daily or weekend passes and T-shirts, pick up a festival program, get answers to your questions or just say “Hi.” The Opening Act will be open; Thurs, Feb 16 10am - 7pm Fri, Feb 17 8:30am - 7pm Sat, Feb 18 8:30am - 7pm Sun, Feb 19 9:30am - 7pm Or call (478) 256-3809 for more information. ALL ACCESS PASS $100 Admission February 16 - 19, for priority seating at all Screenings AND Special Screenings AND the Awards Ceremony. All Access Passes also include admission to After Parties. ALL Pass holders should arrive at the venue 30 minutes prior to the screening for admittance, which is on a first come/first served basis. SCREENING PASS $50 Admission February 16 - 19, 2012 for priority seating at all Screenings AND Special Screenings AND the Awards Ceremony. Screening Passes do NOT include admission to After Parties. Passes do not guarantee admission to any screening. DAILY PASS $10 ALL Pass holders should arrive at the venue 30 minutes prior to the screening for admittance, which is on a first come/first served basis. College students free with a valid ID.
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Tthis is a spoken word piece based on a popular poem by renowned poet Derrick Brown. The film takes a dramatic look at death, life and love. 11:30AM - EXPERIMENTAL 7:40 “A FINGER, TWO DOTS THEN ME” THE DOUGLASS THEATRE
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THURSDAY, FEB 16 - 8:15PM “WONDROS MUSIC + VIOLIN” with special guest Joseph Uliano This special screening will also include a collaborative mix of Joseph’s music videos. Joseph Uliano is currently an executive producer at Crossroads Films, an award winning commercial, music video, design and feature films production company located in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and London. He has worked with The Foo Fighters, U2, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, The Flaming Lips, Keith Urban, The Roots, Prince, Nirvana, and a long list of others. Joseph received his MFA from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles and his BFA in film from the University of Georgia. Joseph’s tweets range from the unbelievable “...shooting Oscars tv and web promos with James Franco and Anne Hathaway, funny peeps...” to the mundane “Masters Tourney in Augusta, nice to be home.” This is sure to be an interesting Q&A session with a Georgia boy who has made his Hollywood dreams come true. FRIDAY, FEB 17 - 8:15PM “THE IDES OF MARCH” with special guest Jay Carson Carson made a name for himself in politics: first as press secretary for the Howard Dean and Hillary Clinton presidential campaigns in 2004 and 2008, then as chief deputy mayor of Los Angeles. Now, he's become a force in climate action: As CEO of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and Senior Advisor to Bloomberg Philanthropies, Carson has overseen the strategic alliance of Mayor Michael Bloomberg and President Bill Clinton's work on climate action to run a robust, international group helping cities go green and prepare for the realities of adapting to climate conditions. (Oh, did we mention Carson also helped inspire Ryan Gosling's character in the current major motion picture, "The Ides of March.") The movie screening tonight, released October 2011, was directed by and is starring George Clooney, Paul Giamatti and Ryan Gosling. “The Ides of March” is also nominated for an Oscar, Adapted Screenplay. SATURDAY, FEB 18 - 8:15PM “DONNIE DARKO” with special guest Beth Grant Accolades first; One of Hollywood's most recognizable faces, she has starred in over seventy feature films including “Little Miss Sunshine” as the character you love to hate, Pageant Official Jenkins and “No Country for Old Men’s” testy mother to Carla Jean. More recently Beth appears in the 2011 silent film “The Artist” which is nominated for a whopping 10 Oscars. Raised in the South, Beth Grant moved frequently as a child and enjoys claiming several towns and cities in Alabama, Georgia, and North Carolina as home. Don’t miss this rare chance to interact with an A-list actress after viewing the cult classic “Donnie Darko.”
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Holistic Revitalization East Lake, one of Atlanta’s more historic neighborhoods, is located about 4.5 miles from downtown Atlanta.
A century ago, it was the country home of the Atlanta Athletic Club and the East Lake Country Club, and it served as a playground for Atlanta’s elite. It was there, I’m told that golfing legend Bobby Jones played his first and last rounds of golf. When, in 1916, a $10,000 school building was erected there, East Lake became the perfect suburban neighborhood, and in 1928, it was formally annexed into the City of Atlanta.
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By the 1960s, however, the golf course and the community as a whole began to fall into disrepair. When the Atlantic Athletic Club pulled up stakes and moved away in 1966, a public housing project, East Lake Meadows, was erected on what had been East Lake’s No. 2 golf course. Due to its violent crime rate and drug trade, East Lake Meadows came to be termed a ‘war zone’ by local police. The dramatic rise in crime there was accompanied by an equally dramatic decline in the neighborhood’s quality of life and housing values. In 1995, Tom Cousins, a former East Lake resident and the leader of a private group of developers, entered into partnership with the City of Atlanta. Together, they razed East Lake Meadows, and a completely new mixed income development of 542 townhouses, duplexes and garden apartments, the Villages of East Lake, was erected upon those ashes. As a result, crime in the neighborhood decline significantly, and the neighborhood has undergone a complete renaissance and transformation. Today, that once blighted neighborhood now boasts Atlanta Public Schools’ first charter school, the Charles R. Drew Charter School, that now serves more than 800 students in grades pre-K-8; the East Lake Family YMCA; the Sheltering Arms Early Education and Family Center for children from birth to kindergarten; and the 18-hole, midlength, public Charlie Yates Golf Course, now home to The First Tee® of East Lake. That’s a dramatic transformation, indeed. Purpose Built Communities is an organization that catalyzes and accelerates holistic community revitalization throughout this country. Its mission is “to transform struggling neighborhoods into vibrant and sustainable communities where everyone has the opportunity to thrive;” its vision is to “break the cycle of intergenerational poverty, creating a world where geography no longer limits human potential;” and it does so by supporting a network of communities (including East Lake Village) that are “building brighter futures, strengthening human and physical capital and helping families break the cycle of poverty.”
Rather than focusing on just a single component of community change, Purpose Built Communities promotes ‘holistic’ revitalization that strives to address the array of issues and challenges that trap families in intergenerational poverty by creating mixed-income housing, radically improved cradle-to-college educational opportunities, youth and adult development programs, jobs and job training, health and wellness programs, transportation access, recreational opportunities and commercial investment. When properly implemented, this holistic approach to neighborhood revitalization has proven time and again to: 1) reduce violent crime (Violent crime dropped 95% in the East Lake community.); 2) boost employment by providing better access to job training; 3) build student achievement by creating a cradle to college educational pipeline; 4) benefit the local economy as home values rise and the tax base grows; 5) foster involvement and pride in a healthy community of choice as opposed to one of necessity; and 6) enhance neighborhood sustainability by building communities with lasting strength. Given the deteriorated state of so many of our Macon neighborhoods, the public-private partnerships that Purpose Built Communities encourages, and that East Lake Village in Atlanta exemplifies, are something that our city leaders ought to seriously consider and emulate in every way possible, and the opportunity to take a very close look will soon be at hand. Larry Schlesinger President Pro Tempore Macon City Council, Ward 3, Post 1
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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.
Bearfoot Tavern Downtown Macon’s only sports tavern with loads of beers on tap, 25 in bottles, great food and flat screen tvs at every booth. LD • BAR • $ 401 Cherry Street. Open Monday through Friday at 4:00 p.m and all day on Saturday and Sunday at noon.
Billy’s Clubhouse Come try Billy's new menu with our angus burgers, colossal sandwiches, great salads, appetizers and more. Lunch and dinner specials available as well as our late nite menu. "We upped our standards, Now up yours!" LD • $ • BAR 1580 Forest Hill Road, Macon. Mon-Sat 11a-2p, Sun 12:30p - 12a.
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.
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
Friends Bar & Grill Serving up your favorite homestyle dishes, along with famous burgers, chicken tenders and other bar food staples. 7405 Industrial Highway, 784-9191
Fowl Play Downtown Macon’s only wing house specializing in dozens of flavors, bar food staples and some surprising specialties, including Sloppy Joe Nachos, amazing sandwiches (such as the fried shrimp po boy), entrees, salads, and more. Also open late Thur - Sat til 4am. LD • BAR • $ 580 Cherry St Locos Grill & Pub Casual, kid-friendly, family dining.We’re talking great food, sports on the big screens and a full bar. Fantastic weekly specials and live music on the weekends. Delivery and catering also available. LD BAR • $ 2440 Riverside Drive.
Montana’s Steakhouse, Byron Specializing in some of this areas finest steaks, ribs, chicken & seafood. Located in the Peach Outlet Mall and open Monday - Sunday 11 am - 10 pm! 311 Ga Highway 49 N Byron, (478) 956-0441.
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
The Rookery There isn’t a place downtown that has been serving us longer.The Rookery offers some of the best comfort food in Macon. Burgers, Nachos, Sandwiches and daily lunch specials that can’t be beat. LD BAR $ 543 Cherry Street, 746-8658 Wild Wing Cafe Newly opened franchise at the Shoppes at River Crossing, fantastic wings in over 30 flavors, over 20 brews on tap, great salads and one of the few dining options in North Macon that offers live music on the weekends. LD • BAR $-$$, 477.WILD
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What he recommends? Pad See Eu, which is not too sweet and is served not spicy at all or as hot as you want. He also recommends the Chinese Broccoli. Favorite place to hang out? Friends on the Hill for the nightlife (he’s a big Plethra fan) and the great bar food, particularly the wings and the chicken quesadilla.
Caliente’s Burrito Shop We’ve all had this style of big burrito by now, but Caliente’s does them the best. If you can handle it, get the MOAB… if not, there’s always the Thrilla From Tha Grilla, which is just right. LD • $ 6255 Zebulon Road El Sombrero Witha brand new outside dining patio, this is the place to get some fresh, authentic mexican cuisine in downtown Macon. LD • BAR • $ Located off Spring Street in the Baconsfield Shopping Center.
Jim Shaw’s Casual dining with Macon’s best seafood, tuna tidbits, scallops, wild Georgia shrimp. Seperate bar area with smoking. D • BAR $-$$ 3040 Vineville
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Ingleside Village Pizza IVP has the best pizza in town and the best beer selection. Keep it classy with the white pizza and a Stella Artois or, keep it real with a slice of the ultimate and a 24-oz. High Life. LD • BAR $ 2396 Ingleside Avenue, & downtown across from Mercer Univ.
Mellow Mushroom In 1974, three college students in Atlanta opened the first of what has now grown to 100 restaurants. Each one locallyowned and operated, with their own distinct, funkified flavor. Gourmet pizza, original sandwiches and a large drink menu. Family friendly! LD • BAR • $$$ 5425 Bowman Road, Macon. Guiseppi’s Pizza With fresh baked pizza and exclusive wedgies, pasta dishes and salads, this pizza place has a little something for everyone. Happy hour Mon-Fri 4-7pm. LD • BAR • $-$$ Tom Hill Sr. Blvd.
Adriana’s Quick & delicious cafeteriastyle lunch, serving the most authentic Italian in town, including sandwiches, soup, salads, pasta, pizza. Mon-Thur 11-5, Fri-Sat 11-6pm. L • $ 359 Third Street Market City Café – Superb sandwiches, homemade soups, loaded salads, pizza and pastas. Unique breakfast menu including gourmet coffees and teas. Dinner now being served Fridays and Saturdays featuring seafood and steak specials. Full bar, excellent wine cellar. Full catering services on or off site. Open Tues-Thur, 7am-6pm; Friday and Saturday 7am-9pm. 502 Cherry St., Macon 257-6612 BLD • BAR • $-$$
Greek Corner Deli Serving delicious lamb gyros, monster greek salads, subs and specialty sandwiches 7 days a week. One of the few restaurants downtown open on Sundays and the only late night eatery on Saturdays 12:30am til 3am! LD • $ 587 Cherry Street, 254.3059. Second location; Greek Corner Pizza also offers calzones, pizzas, greek firies and plenty of ready-made desserts. Forsyth Street.
The Downtown Grill Slightly upscale dining serving specialties like Andouillecrusted rainbow trout, cranberry and goat cheese stuffed filets and desserts to die for. Also features an extensive wine list and it’s own humidor. D • BAR • $$-$$$ 562 Mulberry Street, 742.5999
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The Shamrock Dargan and his crew cook up some of the best homemade meals in Macon, including his legendary Shepard’s Pie. Plus, he’ll surprise you every week with some interesting seafood selections. D • BAR $-$$ 342 Rose Avenue, Payne City
Metropolis Cafe Offering Greek, Mediterranean and Indian Cuisine.Two locations:Warner Robins - 866 Hwy 96 (478) 988-8129 **Indian Cuisine served in W.R. on Wed. & Sat. only; Macon - 2460 Riverside Dr. (478) 464-0247; Hours of operation: Mon. – Sun., 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. $-$$
Ninja Japanese Steakhouse Newly opened in downtown Macon, enjoy their unique and delicious sushi options prepared by owner and 20-year chef, along side freshly prepared Japanese offerings. Open for lunch and dinner. Full bar available. Located in Mulberry Street Lane, across from Tokyo Alley. LD • BAR • $-$$
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J. Christopher’s Open 7am-2pm daily, and their signature breakfast dishes all day long. Strawberry waffles to eggs benedict, fresh salads to innovative sandwiches. BL • $ 220 Starcadia Circle, Macon, 476-0220
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Mercer University has been named a finalist for support from ArtPlace, an unprecedented private-public collaboration of nine of the nation’s top foundations, eight federal agencies including the National Endowment for the Arts, and six of the nation’s largest banks. ArtPlace supports creative placemaking with grants and loans, research and advocacy. Mercer joins 128 other organizations in 68 cities working to transform their communities by driving vibrancy through investments in the arts. Mercer’s $750,000 funding request to ArtPlace would underwrite renovation of the former Tattnall Square Presbyterian Church, located at the corner of College and Oglethorpe Streets in the College Hill Corridor, for use as a community theatre and home for the University’s Theatre Department. The church property was donated to Mercer last year by the Flint River Presbytery, which owned the facility. Finalists were chosen for their potential to have a transformative impact on community vibrancy. ArtPlace expects to distribute $15 million in 2012. This year’s grant recipients will be announced in May. Last year, 34 organizations received a total of $11.5 million.
Tell me about the first time you stepped into the ring in front a huge audience. Well my first WWE match wasn’t even a dark match (untelevised) most people get at least a few of those. But I had to actually be a fan that jumps the barricade and attacked Nickie James. So I was actually sitting in the audi-
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Phoenix’s passion for sports-entertainment began as a young girl, watching countless hours of WWE with her grandma on weekend mornings. Enrolling at Notre Dame High School in Elmira, N.Y., Phoenix began to blaze her own trail, becoming the first female on the wrestling team. But making it to WWE was a little more difficult … and college came first. Degree in hand, she threw caution to the wind and pursued her passion. Publisher Brad Evans talks to the wrestling diva from her home in Buffalo, NY.
It had to be a little strange for you, as a woman to want to wrestle. Well certainly when I started watching wrestling it wasn’t very common to see female wrestlers in the ring. But by the time I started really doing it, it was becoming more prevalent. But yeah, my parents resisted at first, for sure. When I came home and said “Hey you know how I was going to college, well I’ve decided to wrestle too.” They didn’t know what to think.
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Beth Phoenix likes to talk a good game, boasting of her strength and dominance over all the Divas in the ring. And Phoenix backs her words up — it’s what Glamazons do. Ever since she was a little girl, she’s been commanding respect and powering her way through obstacles and challenges.
How did you break into wrestling? Well as a kid, as most wrestlers, I was just a huge fan. I watched wrestling all the time. When I went to college, I started doing independent wrestling events, and then I finally moved to Kentucky where WWE’s wrestling school is, and I started knocking on the door. Finally I was given and opportunity and I took it without hesitation.
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ence, as a fan, and then had to run to the ring and become a wrestler. I can still remember my heart beating so fast. It was surreal. I knew at that point that I could do anything. How many days a year are you on the road? And how do you stay in shape on the road? We’re on the road probably 275-300 days a year. And it’s a huge challenge staying fit on the road. Just finding a place to work out is a challenge from hotel to hotel. You have to be very disciplined, and you have to really watch what you eat. So many wrestlers come into the big leagues so in shape and find out they can’t maintain. It’s really the hardest thing bout being a wrestler. How involved are you as far as “Ring Theatrics.” Do you write your own scenarios? Well I’m the sculptor and the paintbrush. When I’m in the ring, I’m in control, and believe me it’s an emotional rollercoaster. SEE BETH PHOENIX LIVE IN MACON SUNDAY, MARCH 4TH, MACON CENTREPLEX
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R-Funk and the Groove Sharks Wild Wing Cafe
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Karaoke every Friday! AP’s Hideaway Whale Bone CJ’s Sports Bar
Saint Francis The Hummingbird Tanosweg Roasted
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Session Road AP’s Hideaway
Gringo Grande The 567 Gallery Stage Freelance Ruckus CJ’s Sports Bar
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John Stanley Band Backporch Lounge, no cover B Keith Williams The Shamrock
Rob Walker & Eddie Stone Wild Wing Cafe
Rocky Creek Road 20’s Pub, Riverside Drive
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Rooftop Society Roasted
Mississippi John Doude The Shamrock Big Daddy & Co. Wild Wing Cafe
The Wall APs Hidden Hideaway 2 Finger Jester Hummingbird
Crossroads Band The Opening Act, free
Dirty Sound Professors Roasted Damon Fowler The Rookery
Big Daddy & Co. The Shamrock Gunshy Wild Wing Cafe
Big Mike & Booty Papas APs Hidden Hideaway, 3pm
Jazz Brunch The Rookery
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John Stanley Band Backporch Lounge, no cover
Man in the Box Karaoke Backporch Lounge Matt Pippen Wild Wing Cafe, 8:30pm
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Happy hour til 9pm, jam & rehearse 7-10pm, 20’s Pub
Gals, $2 drinks all night Rivalry’s
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Daily Happy Hour; 4-7pm. 241 drafts, house wine and well drinks Guiseppi’s Pizza $1 Wells all night, The Bird
$3.25 22oz Bud & Bud Lt Drafts • $13 Bud & Bud Lt Buckets • $2 House Vodkas Wild Wing Cafe
25% off all appetizers, Happy Hour 3-6 and 9-Cl Macon Mellow
Dash Rip Rock The Hummingbird
Trivia 8:30p Trivia Special - $1.50 PBR Pints | $4.50 PBR Pitchers 8Close Macon Mellow
Big Mike & the Booty Papas Wild Wing Cafe
The Return of “Storytellers” with Chris Horne at The Rookery
B Keith Williams 20’s Pub, Riverside Drive
Karaoke every Friday! AP’s Hideaway Whale Bone Locos
Jubee Roast! The Hummingbird
I.R.E. (reggae fusion) Roasted Burning Angels The Rookery
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Yesterdaze Rock AP’s Hideaway
Neal Lucas Band The Opening Act, free Echospeed The Hummingbird Radio Cult Wild Wing Cafe
Everyday 4-7pm: $1 beers and $6 domestic pitchers $2 Beers All day Everyday, Locos $8 bottomless mugs HL, PBR, $5 carbombs, $3 Guinness The Hummingbird
2 for Tues- buy 8 wings and get 8 free! $2 domestic drafts Wild Wing
2-4-1 drafts Johnny’s Pizzeria
Country Fried Weds- $1.50 natty lites, $2 bud & bud LT drafts, $4 rodeo bombs and country fried chicken wings Wild Wing Cafe Ladies Night All Day: $1.50 House Wine, $4.50 Jager Bombs Macon Mellow
Everyday 4-7pm: $1 beers and $6 domestic pitchers $2 Beers All day Everyday, Locos 8-9pm: Free cocktails and Miller High Life Draft, Kaos Macon $5.99 Pitchers - Trivia Johnny’s Pizzeria
The Rookery 11-1am: $2 Bud Lt bottles, $4.50 well doubles, and 2 for 1 Jager.
$1.99 drafts, Johnny’s Pizzeria
BJ Billiards, $3 wells and $2 domestics, shots
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Taco Rita Nite- $2 tacos, $3 margaritas, $6 Mega-ritas, $4 Irish Bombs, 2-4-1 Jager Bombs Wild Wing Everyday 4-7pm: $1 beers and $6 domestic pitchers $2 Beers All day Everyday, Locos
Happy Hour prices for poker players, BJ’s Billiards Karaoke Tara’s Tavern
Buy 1/Get 1 wells 8-until, Giveaways! AP’s Hideaway
The Rookery 11-1am: $2 BL bottles, $4.50 well doubles, $3 Sex on the Beach and 2 for 1 Jager. Everyday, Miller Lite buckets just $12! Wild Wing
Everyday 4-7pm: $1 beers and $6 domestic pitchers $2 Beers All day Everyday, Locos $10 Beer Buckets, 20’s Pub
Happy Hour Special 3pm-6pm & 9pm-Close Mellow Macon
Game Day Specials: 2 for 1 bombs and $1 domesic drafts Billy’s Clubhouse
Game Day Specials: $3.25 Miller Lt & Coors Lt Stadium Cups • $13 Miller Lt & Coors Lt Buckets Wild Wing Cafe
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Saturday, Feb 18th
Damon Fowler @ The Rookery Damon Fowler @ The Rookery Master of six-string, lap-steel, dobro and slide guitars Damon Fowler, who's celebrating the release of his new CD, Devil Got His Way, will bring his dynamic show to Macon. Damon Fowler's guitar work has been compared to Johnny Winter and Jeff Beck, while his slide guitar has a hint of the late Duane Allman. Adding songwriting and vocal skills to his repertoire over the years has brought him many accolades, with critics extolling his originality and maturity as well as his technical guitar expertise. In last year's "Best of Tampa" poll, Creative Loafing magazine named him "Best Guitarist... And Slide Guitarist... and Lap Steel Player... And Dobro Player."
Thursday, Feb 23rd
Dash Rip Rock @ The Hummingbird In January 2012 Dash Rip Rock was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame during the band's show at the House of Blues in New Orleans. Dash Rip Rock is the legendary New Orleans-based rock band known for their unique roots music. Though Dash Rip Rock is an infamous live powerhouse who is often credited with founding the musical genre known as "Country Punk," Dash has always been a roots-based band inspired by a variety of styles, including rock, country, soul, and power pop.
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Trivia every Monday night with Woody at the Backporch Lounge Tuesday night trivia with our own Jammin’ Rivalrys Wednesday nights, 7:30pm at Billy’s Clubhouse
Trivia with T-Bag at Loco’s every Wednesday, 8:30pm!
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St Francis @ The Hummingbird
FRI, FEB 10
Whale Bone @ CJ’s This Old school valentines dance lets you come in, get your prom picture done at the door, and listen to the smooth sounds of Whale Bone and dance the night away with your sweetheart. Who Wouldn’t want to do that?
St Francis @ The Hummingbird Macon's Scott Baston, former frontman of nationally touring rock band Moonshine Still, has returned to the music scene he left over three years ago- but this time with some apparently divine guidance. After a decade in the bus, and a handful of successful albums to his credit, Baston decided the rigors of the road and the state of the touring scene had taken it's toll on everything important to him. Now, retooled and reinvigorated, Baston is on a mission. And his new project, Saint Francis, is raising eyebrows from New England to Nashville. .
Tanosweg @ Roasted
Spawned from the bands Xavii, GodthePigeon, and The Polygraph Event. A collective of friends gathering solely for the sake of the communion of the spirits. Ceations define personality and void all conclusions of right and wrong. This is just our tiny sliver of holy static light, trampled among in the dirt with the rest of this existence. Straight from their website. We couldn’t make this up.
SAT, FEB 11
Session Road @ AP’s The two men who make up the vocal powerhouse of Session Road, Lee and Chad, have been singing and writing songs together for a couple years now. They have recorded in Nashville together, and have decided it was time to get serious about the one thing they love most – MUSIC
Tyler Hammond Band @ Wild Wing
Free Lance Ruckus @ CJ’s Mostly influenced by popular rock-n-roll of the sixties and seventies. Modern influences include Sublime, Phish, Allman Brothers, Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, 311,. You never know what you are gonna hear out of these guys.
Whoabro! @ Roasted Whoabro! is an acoustic duo, with Nick Brown on Rhythm Guitar and Vocals and Dixon Cassara on Rhythm and lead guitar. Most of their originals center around Nick's songwriting and their cover song choices come from both their influences.
Tyler Hammond Band @ Wild Wing Formed in 2008, THB performs well over 100 shows a year across the southeast. THB has performed with acts such as Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Zac Brown, Clay Walker, Rhett Akins, Brantley Gilbert and Whiskey Meyers!
FRI, FEB 17
Rooftop Society @ Roasted Progressive Jam Rock Band Rooftop Society performs progressive jam fusion replete with improvisation that blends various genres of music in order to produce an ever-changing sound. Their high energy and unique sound
Miss John Doude @ The Shamrock bring an innovative vibe to the music scene. Never playing a song the same way twice, Rooftop Society continues to keep their fans guessing, wanting more, and dancing all night long. Taking the South’s jam scene by storm, Rooftop has played shows in Atlanta, Athens, and music festivals across the southeast.
Mississippi John Doude @ The Shamrock He’s blues, rock, folk and country all rolled into one, yet none of these would quite describe his unique style. With a sound that’s as swampy as snake oil, and as gritty as the cloud of dust on a dry dirt road, MJD’s sweaty blues riffs and driving beats create a juke joint trance that’s infectiously nasty. From barn-burning country bluegrass to delta blues, MJD’s stripped down roots music takes you back to where American music began.
SAT, FEB 18
Damon Fowler @ The Rookery Master of six-string, lap-steel, dobro and slide guitars Damon Fowler, who's celebrating the release of his new CD, Devil Got His Way, will bring his dynamic show to Macon. Damon Fowler's guitar work has been compared to Johnny Winter and Jeff Beck, while his slide guitar has a hint of the late Duane Allman.
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In all manners of speaking, things are heating up in Macon. The Gateway Initiative is in full effect, The Macon Film Festival is right around the corner and Macon is starting to think pink already. Headlining this year’s Cherry Blossom Street Party will be Billboard’s #1 country artist Rodney Atkins, Nappy Roots and Digital Underground.
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n all manners of speaking, things are heating up in Macon. The Gateway Initiative is in full effect, The Macon Film Festival is right around the corner and Macon is starting to think pink already (though I do wish all the Japanese magnolias would take their time with blooming..) The 30th Annual International Cherry Blossom Festival will be upon us in a matter of weeks and we’re all excited for what we hope will be a very safe and successful year. If you didn’t hear on the radio recently, headliners for the festival’s Street Party were announced. Billboard #1 country artist Rodney Atkins will be headlining the stage at Cherry Plaza while platinum-selling hip-hop acts Nappy Roots and Digital Underground will co-headline the stage at MLK Jr. BLVD. Rodney is going to be joined by Macon’s own Molly Stevens and her new band, Stevens Layne, plus an opening set by Atlanta-based rock-country group Gasoline Bros. Local soul-soother Bo-Ponder and his band will be opening up the MLK stage. There may even be a special performance from CMD Styles doing his newest Macon-dedicated single “I Love This City”. (YouTube that.) The Street Party takes place on Saturday, March 24th, but CBF’s full schedule of events can be found online. This coming weekend brings a slew of new live music around the town. St. Francis is taking a break from recording their newest album in Nashville and comes back to Macon for a show at The Hummingbird on Friday. Local songstress and Jill of many
trades Louise Warren will be opening things up for them. Tanosweg and WhoaBro! will be at Roasted this weekend. Tanosweg (Friday) is a collective of musicians from various local acts that play a fusion of jazz, noise, and experimental rock, while WhoaBro! (Saturday) is a group made up of Mercer University students, that while I know practically nothing about, I’ve heard plenty of good things. And if you’re just hankering for some good-time, danceable indie-rock tunes, Heyrocco (Charleston, SC) will be stopping in at the Rookery. And if theatre AND rock bands are your thing, the Broadway hit and 5-time Tony nominated musical Rock of Ages will be at the Grand Opera House. Tuesday brings the most incredibly happy and exciting day of the year for people all across America. If you don’t have a date yet, go to Element this weekend. I heard they’re having a “Bitter Bash – Singles Party”. I have a feeling it’s going to be very productive and see the blossoming of many loving and lasting relationships…. However, if you aren’t doing anything related to this joyous and meaningful holiday, look me up and we can grill out and listen to Jon Prine. No, Dylan York did not write this paragraph. If you don’t feel pitiful enough after spending the most important day of the year by yourself, go back to the Grand Opera House on Wednesday for the theatrical version of one of the best books that I’ve read, the American classic, John Stienbeck’s Of Mice & Men. A truly endearing but heartbreaking story that if you’ve forgotten already, think hard back to your senior year of high school. The Macon Film Festival takes off on Thursday the 16th and will continue through the 19th at various venues around the Downtown area. The festival has yet again a particularly exciting roster of screenings, VIP guests, and after parties (which I’ve had the pleasure of helping BJ Dunwody curate and organize!). You can check out full details on their Facebook page or by visiting MaconFilmFestival.com. Passes are still available that will get you into all screenings, but they’re going fast. Should you want to save your money and still spend your weekend seeing films, local writer and film maker Anthony Harris will be hosting The Reel Macon Film Festival at Roasted the same weekend, but expect some differences. A smaller event than the previously mentioned, Reel will feature works from Harris and fellow local independent film makers, plus select music and comedic guests. It’s going to be a hard time dividing my time between the two but I’m going to do my best to make something work out. Either way, I encourage you to get Downtown and watch films, dine, and drink with your close friends and our out-of-town guests. On a completely different note, Bibb County School system Superintendent Romain Dallemand has proposed a plan that would cut over 300 teaching & paraprofessional positions, incorporate grades K- 3 in elementary schools, grades 4 – 7 in middle school, and grades 8-12 in high school, plus a variety of other changes. Dubbed the “Macon Miracle”, I am fully under the impression that this is the last thing our school system needs, for a number of reasons. Petitions are already circulating to show distaste with Dallemand’s plan but I’m urging you to do your research and choose wisely how you feel about this. There are plenty of other ways to save money but the last thing that our city’s schools need are classrooms of 30+ children under one teacher. Now that I’m done with that short, informative rant, and do have to say that I am greatly looking forward to the reformation of Second Street through new funding allotted to the city through the SPLOST initiative. Around 8 million dollars will be put towards renovations, business incentives and the clean-up of the area. All Maconites, not just those who live and work in the Downtown area should be excited about this. Second Street is home to some of the most beautiful and historically relevant buildings in our city and a decent amount of them are in dire need of repair. I didn’t intend to get all political and in-your-face, but these last two things are very important to me. At least read up on them. Until our next issue, thank you always for reading and supporting this community. Oh, and this just in: Waffle House will be serving special candlelit dinners for VDay. If you’re from the South, it doesn’t get much more romantic than a scattered, smothered love fest..
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Confessions of a Neocon The first time one of Ron Paul's supporters called me a Neocon I was insulted and hacked off which was exactly the response the name caller was looking for. However since then, the more times I have been called that the more enamored to it I have become. Yes....I admit it...I am a Neocon. BILL KNOWLES Active member of the Bibb Republican Party
hank you for labeling me as such, all you napalm spreading Paul-ites who are the self-proclaimed "Defenders of the Faith", "Proclaimers of the Truth" and "The Founding Fathers Favorites". Your name calling has finally produced something meaningful. The American Heritage Dictionary's definition of neoconservativism is "an intellectual and political movement in favor of political, economic, and social conservatism that arose in opposition to the perceived liberalism of the 1960s" and Wordnet 3.0 defines it as "an approach to politics or theology that represents a return to a traditional point of view (in contrast to more liberal or radical schools of thought of the 1960s)". Guilty on both charges. The early Neocons of the Sixties themselves were a radical group indeed. According to James Nuechterlein in an essay titled "The End of Neoconservatism" written in 1996, "Neoconservatives differed with traditional conservatives on a number of issues, of which the three most important, in my view, were the New Deal, civil rights, and the nature of the Communist threat. On the New Deal, neoconservatives wanted not to dismantle the welfare/regulatory state, as did most traditionalists, but simply to prevent its infinite expansion, as in the programs of the Great Society. On civil rights, all neocons were enthusiastic supporters of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1965, while the National Review was
suspicious of King and opposed to federal legislation forbidding racial discrimination. " Well, I can certainly see how calling someone a Neocon by a Paul supporter might be considered a derogatory term in their thoughts. (See the famous newsletters.) As for the New Deal, there were aspects of it that were despirately needed at the time, such as the creation of the FDIC and the Rural Electrification Association, but I do heartily agree that the Great Society of LBJ was certainly a lot more detrimental to society than the beginning of the entitlements that FDR brought us, which were held largely in check by Truman, Eisenhower and Kennedy. In more recent history, Neocons are highly supportive of Israel and opposed to the current regimes in Iran and Syria, Hezzbollah and the Muslim Brotherhood. Again....Guilty as charged and I am unashamed to say so. Israel has been one of the United States most loyal allies. Why should we not show them the same loyalty that they have shown us? Especially since they are our last allies in the Middle East. Irving Kristol, who's been called the "Godfather of Neocons" and the real father of Bill Kristol who is pictured above with me, wrote in a 2003 article for The Weekly Standard called "The Neoconservative Persuation" that Republicans cannot be "blind to the fact that neoconservative policies, reaching out beyond the traditional political and financial base, have helped make the very idea of political conservatism more acceptable to a majority of American voters. Nor has it passed official notice that it is the neoconservative public policies, not the traditional Republican ones, that result in popular
Republican presidencies." institutions", that a world government is a bad The main policies Mr. Kristol wrote about idea, that we should be able to tell our friends are cutting taxes as well as foreign policy. A from our enemies and that we should have miliNeocon, according to Kristol, feels that the divide tary superiority. What novel ideas! Does this between the 'haves and the have nots' lessens when there is economic growth for all, even if that means an increased federal deficit which is a necessary evil if it will help spur the desired economic growth. Kristol continues, "It is a basic assumption of neoconservatism that, as a consequence of the spread of affluence among all classes, a property-owning and tax-paying population will, in time, become less vulnerable to egalitarian illusions and demagogic Two Neocons Meet- Bill Knowles with Bill Kristol appeals and more sensible about the fundamentals of economic reckoning." sound like the exact opposite of President In other words, sharing the wealth through Obama? It sure does to me. growth and hard work also means sharing the tax I confess that I am a proud Neocon and I burden throughout society, as opposed to would like to thank all of the Ron Paul supporters President Obama who just wants to give the who have given me the label that I now complete"have-nots" what the "haves" have. ly embrace, although I don't completely embrace In foreign policy Kristol wrote that patriot- everything a traditional Neocon believes. Just ism is "a natural and healthy sentiment and do me a favor in the future please? Capitalize the should be encouraged by both private and public N in Neocon.
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n the months before their deaths, relatives say Mildred and Jewel Cleveland had struggled living in the same house with Mildred's grown son, Jason Howard. Jobless and socially withdrawn, Howard was a disturbed man who had been committed to a mental institution for schizophrenia following his arrest for robbing a bank. Although his mother thought that Howard could be rehabilitated and insisted that he live with them, relatives say her husband, Jewel, wasn't so sure. Police think that after killing and burying the Clevelands, Jason Howard continued to live in the house. He paid bills, cared for the family pets, and even took a trip to the family's vacation home. With the aid of cadaver dogs, Liberty County police found the bodies of Jewel and Mildred Cleveland JASON HOWARD wrapped in tarps and buried in a barn on June 15, 2004. An autopsy later conArrested 4/13/2009 4 Cts Felony Murder firmed that both had been shot in the head and that Mildred had been beaten first. In his own words from a November 1994 note, Howard explained: Let it be known that I, Jason M. Howard, can be extremely paranoid, therefore as a fugitive I will not only be carrying firearms but explosives as well...I'm not dangerous until I am crossed or cornered, so stay away. Keep away and don't blame me for a dead tactical team. Only yourselves to blame. For the next several years, Howard would live in the woods in Macon Georgia, in a camp he constructed out of camouflage tarps and tents and everything else he could find. He was featured on Americaâ€™s Most Wanted during those years, though he would elude arrest until 2009, when Macon Police found him breaking into a rental car. Some months later, a friend of the 11th Hour, and a cross country runner, came across Howardâ€™s camp in the woods. In it three journals were found. What follows is a page of one of these journals, the first in a series of pages that look inside the head of a suspected killer.
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