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by BRAD EVANS
brad@11thHourOnline.com Jack and Coat, The Asylum, Bottoms Up as well as the vast improvements made at The Rookery have gone a long way in making Downtown a better place to be. There is no denying that we’ve made huge leaps down here in creating a real sense of community. So it bothers me that the community doesn’t get to be involved in these types of decisions. What would happen if I decided to hang a huge neon sign depicting boobs and cowboy boots outside my window? A friend of mine just finished redoing the façade of her studio, and it looked great. She’s in the middle of some decrepit looking storefronts, with post-it note like signage. She gets a citation for not getting her design approved. When I look out my window I see a huge day-glo sign with a really badly drawn saxophone depicting the letter “J”. Above that the awning is painted to look like ping pong tables. If they have ever been cited, it certainly hasn’t changed anything, as the sign as been “hanging” on for almost a decade. I think a more transparent process of changing downtown is needed, with input from those of us who live and work here. I’d be willing to bet whoever’s heading this committee probably commutes.
s it just me or did Macon get uglier over the last couple of weeks? The beautiful, old, lanterns that used to light our streets with their Dickensonesqu glow were taken down and replaced with plain fluorescent globes that make Cherry Street look like a paved soccer field at night. The old lights were featured in the Downtown Decatur News a few years back, with photos and the caption “Oldfashioned street lamps and colorful banners light up Sports, Music and other Museums in downtown Macon.” These new jobbies are almost as ugly as the unexplainable medieval bricks that started surrounding our trees, and stubbing our toes a few years ago. Chock in the fountains that are never turned on, and the endless sea of metal benches that double as weirdo perches and you’ve got everything the center of town doesn’t need. I realize that improvements are sometimes required for the sake of efficiency and savings, but the thing downtown really has going for it is atmosphere, so why take that away? Yes, there have been some good things too; alleyways have been lit and redone, new businesses like Dolce Vita,
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Columnist Rick Hutto is a member of Macon City Council elected City-wide. His book about a scandalous 1960 case in Macon,A Peculiar Tribe of People: Murder and Madness in the Heart of Georgia, will be released nationally by Lyons Press in October.
Columnist Bill Knowles is a lifelong Conservative who has lived in the Macon area for over 20 years. He got his first taste of the political process when at age 9 he proudly handed out buttons for then President Richard Nixon and has been hooked ever since. Bill has held campaign positions for various local, state and national candidates, including President Ronald Reagan, Steve Forbes, Senator Fred Thompson and most recently Senator John McCain. He is currently a member of the Bibb County Republican Party’s Executive Committee and the Georgia GOP’s State Committee. He and his wife Bridget have one son,Teddy.
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ver 30 bands perform at the Second Annual Hoopee Jam, a 4-day music, arts & camping festival on a 100 acre private farm in Norristown (Emanuel County), GA May 13-16, 2010 - Performers include national touring artists The Lee Boys, Jimmy Hall of Wet Willie, Tommy Talton Band, Randall Bramblett, Moon Taxi, Tommy Crain & the Crosstown Allstars, Kofi Burbridge and Todd Smallie of The Derek Trucks Band & many more. Weekend passes are available on there website for only $65 through midnight on May 12, 2010. www.hoopeejam.com The Lee Boys headline the festival on Friday, May 14, followed by Atlanta favorites Deep Blue Sun. Grammy Award winner Jimmy Hall (co-founder and lead singer/saxophonist/ harpist for Wet Willie), Tommy Talton (co-founder, guitarist, vocalist, songwriter for Capricorn Records’ group Cowboy, and guitarist on the 1974 Gregg Allman Tour and Gregg Allman’s “Laid Back” album) and his band, the Tommy Talton Band, and Randall Bramblett (keyboardist, saxophonist, vocalist and songwriter for Sea Level) will headline the event on Saturday evening. Primitive camping is available free of charge, or call the Best Western Bradford Inn, 688 S Main Street, Swainsboro, GA 30401-4819, phone (478) 237-2400. Food, jewelry, art and other vendors will be onsite.
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Macon’s newest, and largest, night club opened its doors on Saturday, May 1st with much anticipation to see how the new owners had transformed the old Dirty Iguana hot spot. Boasting the United States largest night club video mapping system spanning 120 feet with custom made content changing by the second, this is not your typical dance club. The new, warm decor engulfs you with burgundy carpet walls, black leather couches, rich fabrics, and roman columns create a grand entrance into this 20,000 square foot Asylum.
Jason Leach, Managing Partner says that Asylum is “the most dynamic night club in the southeast with a constantly changing atmosphere. We are doing something different here, we have created a space that never stays the same. Our goal is to not let it get boring, keep changing, from dressed up bartenders to the video content. We want to change the
way Macon thinks about what a nightclub is.”
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Cultural Frills, or Economic Engines?
Our local legislators had to do everything except sell their firstborn to gain permission for us to add one penny of hotel-motel tax to be utilized for our under-funded museums. RICK HUTTO MACON CITY COUNCIL CITY WIDE SEAT
ometimes we have to leave a place in order to put it into perspective. I’ve just been away in the Middle East for two weeks but my thoughts were rarely far from Macon. It may sound strange, but in Oman I kept comparing and contrasting what the Omanis have been able to accomplish with few resources other than oil. Yes, I’m aware that oil is a huge resource to have at your disposal but hear me out before you dismiss the comparison. When vast reserves of high-quality oil were discovered and made available for export, the Sultan of Oman had little except a vast expanse of sand to claim as a country. There was nothing green, there were no educational facilities or hospitals, and there was very little infrastructure. When it became clear that the Sultan had no intention of providing any of these things for his people, his own son deposed him and has been a surprisingly moderate ruler ever since. He quickly established desalination plants to
cleanse Oman’s bountiful supply of sea water for personal use. He used wastewater to irrigate a formerly parched country and long ribbons of greenery now line the modern highways. He made all health care free of charge and established schools to make all levels of education – including university – free for all citizens. He established a national youth symphony and provides professional music instruction to those talented young people who audition for it. Women are elected members of the legislature. In fact, few Arab countries other than Jordan can boast such democratic gains. There are no taxes of any kind for citizens of Oman or for foreign nationals, although the latter must pay for their own health care and education. Remember those new roads I mentioned? What does a country that can afford anything it wants rely upon when creating its own internal transportation system? The common characteristic of their roads is the roundabout. They are statistically far safer than traditional traffic-light intersections and cost less to maintain. Those accidents that still occur at roundabouts are far less severe, less deadly, and less expensive. Dr. Lindsay
Holliday has been advocating for them for years here in Macon but he has often been a lone voice in the wilderness. Obviously an oil-rich nation such as Oman can afford to choose any style of road configuration it desires. The fact that the Omanis chose the roundabout should be a lesson to us, as well as the fact that all their roads fit into a cohesive plan that makes logical sense. When we build roads to nowhere or destroy neighborhoods in the name of paving progress we do a disservice that can rarely be repaired. It seems that even a brash young nation is aware of that fact even if we have yet to realize it. In Egypt I was particularly struck by the value the Egyptians place upon their tourist sites. There is an entire cadre of government employees known as “the tourist police” and they do far more than take up tickets and give directions. On our tourist bus to Luxor and the Valley of the Kings, we encountered a traffic jam that was going to make us late to our next stop (admittedly the Egyptians must be the world’s worst drivers). The tourist policeman who was on our bus got out, had cars pull over to the shoulder of the highway, and we were soon on our way. Not only did he have that authority but drivers fully respected the job he had to do and promptly complied with his commands. In a city as rich with historical and cultural sites as Macon, can you imagine what would happen if we placed those kind of resources at the disposal of our tourism officials? We have more than
enough trouble enticing residents to patronize the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, the Tubman African American Museum, and the Georgia Children’s Museum. Our local legislators had to do everything except sell their first-born to gain permission for us to add one penny of hotelmotel tax to be utilized for our underfunded museums. If we recognized tourism as an economic engine – not as a cultural “frill – and as the State of Georgia’s second-largest industry (and an ecologically clean one at that), we would devote to it the resources necessary for sustainment rather than constantly look to historical and cultural assets to be the first to be cut in an economic downturn. Finally, I recall one evening on my trip watching an older couple dance with one another. They were probably in their seventies and the woman exuded a grace and panache that can only be acquired through a lifetime of experience. She was dressed tastefully but not expensively. I was struck by the fact that she was far more attractive than so many of our icons of publicity we see depicted daily who remind me of nothing so much as fifty pounds of potatoes in a twenty-five pound sack. Those young woman will soon drift back into well-deserved obscurity to be replaced by others aspiring to take their place. But that lovely older woman will have left an indelible impression not only on her family and friends but on an appreciative tourist she probably never noticed.
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he 11th hole at Smithfield Golf Club is a lovely par three. It nestles along the edge of the marsh, a slice of fairway and green that keeps company with cattails and tall grass. It's a soothing little oasis, its quiet punctuated with bullfrog croak and the feathered beat-beat-beat of geese taking off and landing. I adore this hole. My golf buddy, however, gripes about it every time we play. It's unfair, he says, that he — a guy — has to hit a precise drive across an unforgiving arm of water, while I — hitting from the women's tee — have only dry grass between me and the pin. "It's to make up for all the years women couldn't vote," I say, and take my shot without a qualm. It's also to make up for the Masters. That tournament is everything that's fine and lovely about golf—its challenge, its beauty, the inexplicable randomness that offers both miracle and mess-up. But I can't watch it without getting angry, the slow burning charcoal briquette kind of angry that gets fanned into full flame every April. For as lovely as the course is, it also represents everything that's
privileged and ignorant and exclusive about the golf establishment. Gentlemen Only, Ladies Forbidden, the old acronym goes. Women are not wanted at Augusta National except as cash-bearing spectators. It's not that we forbid women, the Good Old Boy argument goes, we just don't have any as members. I'll bet they'd rustle some up quick if the Masters threatened to pack it in for some other course, or if all those professional golfers gave a respectful "no, thank you, I don't support discrimination" to their Master invitations. Ah well. In professional golf, there's greens . . . and then there's green. It's obvious which one matters the most. This year, I watched the Masters with my daughter, who just received her first set of clubs. We practiced putting in the living room, tapping our pink Hello Kitty balls into imaginary holes. We watched the guys on the TV hit shots so amazing, they seemed supernatural. My eyes watered at the end, when Phil Mickelson — pink ribbon on his cap — walked off the 18th and hugged his wife, who was weakened by her prolonged fight against breast cancer. I watched the line of women he walked through to get
A Return to Normalcy BY BILL KNOWLES
’m sure a lot of you who are reading this article don’t remember when America was innocent. Now I don’t mean innocent of any crimes, but rather when our population, and especially our younger generation, were more naïve about things. I was blessed enough to be born at the tail end of the baby boom generation and can remember a much happier time in our country. I miss the way our country used to be before the Vietnam War taught us that we could be beat on the battlefield and before Watergate taught us that our President could in fact lie to us. (Yes Virginia, Richard Nixon was a Republican but in
fairness to him President Clinton and now President Obama have made Nixon look like an alter boy in comparison.) I miss when our children were taught that George Washington chopped down a cherry tree and Abe Lincoln walked three miles to return a penny to a customer of the store he worked in. I miss when our country had an imagination and hadn’t been jaded by cable networks, the internet, and Wii or XBox . I’m sorry, but I can’t understand why our young people can’t actually go out and play REAL tennis instead of flopping around in their living rooms to some video game? Am I the only one who thinks this is crazy? Is it any wonder why we’re an obese nation? Our nation left the complete and total innocence of the Eisenhower Fifties only to
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to her, women just on the outskirts, just beyond the ropes. The commercials on Sunday afternoon extolled my girl-child to reach higher, reach farther, fulfill her potential. Dream big, she was told. Tiger Woods said that everyone has freedom of choice, that he didn't think
"tradition." But then my golf buddy showed me Smithfield. I've seen some gorgeous golf at that place, drives like peregrine falcons taking flight. But more often that not, I see golfers like me, golfers with garage sale clubs and icon-less golf shirts. I see people in overalls, people in camouflage. I watch little kids with their first clubs, more inter-
Augusta National should be forced to change its rules. I agree. It's a private club, after all, and can admit who it sees fit. Of course, if it decided not to admit people of color, Tiger would have to take his Nikebranded self somewhere else. Luckily for Tiger, Augusta National isn't racially segregated anymore, not since 1990 anyway, when it admitted its first black member. Which means that while it may not exclude that particular 13% demographic, it still excludes approximately 50% of the population. Racism may have been banished, but sexism is apparently still welcome to book a tee time. I came to golf late in life. I never really wanted to be a part of this game I saw on TV, this ridiculous pretend sport fraught with exclusion and privilege and hidebound
ested in the rumor of alligators than short game strategy. I wait at the tee as people whack balls into the drink, into the rough, into gaggles of geese. As Smithfield and the 16,000 public courses like it, golf is inclusive. Welcome, it says. Lay down your ego here, at the door, along with everybody else's. Black or white or saffron or cocoa, kid or adult, man or woman, when you are on this course, this is your tribe, your kin, your homeland — be respectful. Keep your head down and your eyes on the ball and say "hey" on the cart path. So no, I don't guess I'll be watching the Masters anymore. I think I'd rather spend that day celebrating some real golf on the 11th hole. No Augusta National members need apply.
begin the following decade with an event that shook our country’s foundation and made us realize we weren’t so innocent after all: the assassination of President Kennedy. The shots that were fired in Dealey Plaza in Dallas were a catalyst of future events that would change our nation’s complexion forever. Three other Presidents had been assassinated before 1963, but never before had we as a nation heard about it so quickly and been given the grizzly details. Then we all witnessed the assassination of the assassin in the comfort of our homes and overnight America started a maturing process that would never be reversed. Over the next several years, we watched the war in Vietnam on the evening news and saw more of our innocence taken away by not only the North Vietnamese but by the Johnson administration whose policy of fighting a limited war cost us not only the precious lives of our servicemen and women and at the same time made us mistrust our government. Even America’s most trusted man CBS newscaster Walter Cronkite was fed up with the war and on February 27, 1968 reported on the evening news that “It seems now more certain than ever that the bloody experience of Vietnam is to end in a stalemate. But it is increasingly clear to this reporter that the only rational way out then will be to negotiate, not as victors, but as honorable people who lived up to their pledge to defend democracy, and did the best they could.” And another piece of America’s virtue was violated One of my fondest childhood memories was from Christmas Eve of 1968. I was five and had gone to bed early in eager anticipation of a visit from Santa. I remember my father waking me up and telling me that I needed to watch the histo-
ry that was about to happen. Apollo 8 had been in space for three days and was now orbiting the moon. On the ninth revolution around the moon, each of the crew, Jim Lovell, Bill Anders and Frank Borman, read a section from the Book of Genesis. The hair on the back of my neck still stands up when I watch the videos of it. I can promise you that if any astronaut tried to read from the Bible today, the networks would put up disclaimers, NASA would be sued by atheists and the ACLU and President Obama would apologize to Muslims because the astronauts chose the Bible instead of the Koran. This and the subsequent moon launches kept Americans’ imaginations and hopes flourishing until Watergate knocked us down for the final time. I’m so thankful that my dad woke me up that Christmas Eve so that I could witness one of the most solemn and special moments our nation has ever shared. I wish we could all go back to a simpler time. A time when our courts and judges ruled in ways that protected our citizens instead of ruling that a person has a right to kill another just because they are unborn. I wish that we were still in a time when a person like Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow would have been “normal” and non-controversial instead of being labeled as a kook by so many for being outspoken about pro-life. I also wish we could go back to a time when we had a Commander-In-Chief who was proud of the United States and our citizens instead of having one who says that Americans are bitter and cling to our guns and religion, while taking every opportunity to apologize for our citizenry and our past. I know we can never go back in time, but can we just return to normalcy? Please email your comments to email@example.com.
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Tony Award-Winning “Avenue-Q” Makes Macon Debut at The Grand
“Avenue Q,” the three-time, TonyAward-winning Broadway musical about real life in New York City — as told by a cast of people and puppets — will come to The Grand Opera House on May 16-17 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $43-$47 and can be purchased through Mercer Ticket Sales at (478) 3015470 or TheGrandMacon.com. “Avenue Q” features music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, book by Jeff Whitty, based on an original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx. “Avenue Q” is the 2004 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. It was also nominated for Best Performance by a Leading Actress, Best Performance by a Leading Actor, and Best Director of a Musical. “Avenue Q” tells the story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college grad who moves to New York with big dreams and
a tiny bank account. The only apartment he can afford is way out on Avenue Q, where everyone’s looking for the same things he is: a decent job, a stable relationship, and a “purpose.” Eventually, Princeton learns to embrace the ups and downs of city life and realizes that “the real world” isn’t so bad, after all. The New York Times hailed “Avenue Q” as “a breakthrough musical of a very different stripe. Savvy, sassy and delicious!” and Entertainment Weekly claimed it was “one of the funniest shows you’re ever likely to see.” Due to adult situations, including full-frontal puppet nudity and adult humor, “Avenue Q” may be inappropriate for children under 13. “Avenue Q” has not been authorized or approved by The Jim Henson Company or Sesame Workshop, which have no responsibility for its content. For more information on “Avenue Q” visit www.avenueq.com.
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• "Sip, Shop and Stroll" opening art reception 6:00-9:00 pm (FREE). Featured Artists: Wall Decor and Gifts Joycine’s Gallery, 333 Cotton Ave. • Macon Arts presents “Landscapes & Living Rooms” exhibit in the Gallery at Macon Arts. Home & garden-themed paintings and outdoor sculptures. 5 - 8 p.m. FREE. 478.743.6940. MaconArts.org. 486 First St. • Contemporary Arts Exchange houses over 30 local artists in a modern, loft style atmosphere, 6-10pm! The CAE is located at 590 Mulberry Street, upstairs. • Second Street Ceramics and Art (362 2nd St) 6:30 - 9p.m., Please join us for wine and appetizers and great local art featuring Craig Coleman & Katy Olmstead.
• First Friday at the Hummingbird, Live music with Mic Harrison & the High Score, also featuring our monthly First Friday barbecue from 5-8p.m. • The 567 Cafe will host JK & the Lost Boys- 7-10pm $5 admission, all ages show! • Live music outside on the patio of Luigi’s Bistro • The Douglass Theatre presents “First Friday Smooth Jazz Series.” Battin In Concert, 8 p.m.Tickets $15. 478.742.2000. 355 MLK Jr. Blvd.
• 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 Luigi’s with drink and dinner specials.
• Cox Capitol Theatre $1 Night! One dollar admission, pizza slices and select drafts, screening the movie, “3 Amigos!” 7:30pm. • USA 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. • Georgia Children’s Museum’s First Friday family-friendly activities. 5:30-8:30 p.m. 478.755.9539. 382 Cherry St.
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Eisenhower signs Civil Rights Act of 1960.
“Fiddler on the Roof” presented by The Backlot Players at the Rose Theater
"Watch out, Paula Deen and Jill Conner Browne! Chock full of unforgettable lines, The Cracker Queen delights again and again as the intrepid Hannon turns her hardscrabble beginnings into a major laugh fest that will leave her readers wanting more. Indeed, they will fall in love - as I did - with Hannon's wit and gutsy take on, well, everything." - Rosemary Daniell, author of Secrets of the Zona Rosa and Fatal Flowers
in Forsyth. Evening shows at 8 pm, Sunday matinees at 2pm. Tickets $10 - $18. 478.994.0443. TheBacklotPlayers.org. 23 W. Johnston St., Forsyth. Thru May 8.
Fri May 7 This day in history: (1994) Edvard Munchs painting "The Scream" recovered 3 months after stolen.
Historic Macon’s Party of the Year
(In the Street). Annual fundraiser. Tour 3 fullyinterpreted historic homes, catered food, live music, wine and beer. Tickets $50. 7 – 10pm. 742.5084. HistoricMacon.org. Oakhaven Ave.
Hoopee Jam Kick-Off Party at Grant’s Lounge, from 8-10 pm, with
Hoopee Jam artists Davin McCoy & the Coming Attractions, Sol Junky and special guests. Cover is only $10! Be present for a chance to win weekend passes to the Second Annual Hoopee Jam to be held in Norristown, GA (near Swainsboro) May 13-16.
"It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere" Annual
Fundraiser at the Georgia Children’s Museum. Details TBA. 478.755.9539. GeorgiaChildrensMuseum.com. 370 Cherry St.
Dollar Night at the Capitol: Showing “3 Amigos” $1 pizza and domestic drafts all night long. 382 Second Street.
Sat May 8 This day in history: (1989) Massachusetts declares New Kids on the Block Day".
Second Saturday at the Georgia Children’s Museum, 10:30 am -12:30
pm. Admission $3. 478.755.9539. GeorgiaChildrensMuseum.com. 370 Cherry St.
Mother-Son Luau at Museum of Arts and Sciences. An annual favorite, 7 – 9 pm. Reservations required. 478.477.3232. MASMacon.com. 4182 Forsyth Rd.
Mercer/Macon Symphony Youth Orchestra in Concert. 7:30 pm.
Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building. Free. 478.301.5751. 1400 Coleman Ave.
Sun May 9 This day in history: (1960) U.S. is 1st
country to use the birth control pill legally .
Second Sunday Gospel Brunch hosted by College Hill Alliance. Noon to 2 p.m. FREE, family-friendly concert in Washington Park plus free art activity with Macon Arts Alliance guest artist. Bring a picnic or buy there. CollegeHillMacon.com. College St. at Magnolia St. Featuring Amy Godwin and Shawn Mullins.
The Macon Film Guild presents "The Last Station" at the Douglass
Theatre. Screenings at 2, 4:30 & 7:30 pm, with a discussion following the 4:30 show. Tickets $5. 478.742.2000. MaconFilmGuild.org or DouglassTheatre.org. 355 MLK Jr. Blvd.
Tues May 11 This day in history: (1987) 1st heart-lung transplant takes place.
Macon Musicians Guild concerts at Golden Bough Bookstore. 9 pm. FREE. Call for artist lineup. 478.744-2446. 371 Cotton Ave. GoldenBough.com.
Sidney Salon series on “The Fine Art of Southern Humor” will be held
on May 11 at 5:30 pm. The final offering in the series will feature Lauretta Hannon, bestselling author of The Cracker Queen - A
Don’t miss seeing the author and comedienne, Lauretta Hannon, at Sidney’s Salon next Tuesday evening, May 11. Refreshments are served starting at 5:30 pm and the reading will begin promptly at 6:00pm. Admission is FREE for Historic Macon members and only $5 for non-members. This event will take place at the Sidney Lanier Cottage, 935 High Street in Macon. Don’t miss this exciting event. Memoir of a Jagged, Joyful Life”. Southern Living calls Lauretta Hannon “The funniest woman in Georgia”. A wine and cheese reception begins at 5:30 and the program begins promptly at 6:00 pm. Admission is FREE for members of Historic Macon, $5 for non-members and $3 for students. Salons are held at the Sidney Lanier Cottage, 935 High Street, Macon, Ga. For further information, call Janis at 478-743-3851.
Hospital in Southeast Asia. Wednesday & Thursday at 7:30 pm, Friday & Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 2:30 pm. Tickets $12 - $18. 478.746.9485. 438 Cherry St.
Seinfeld, commercials are $2 million each.
Saturday, 8 pm. Sundays, 2:30 pm. Tickets $10 - $18. 478.471.PLAY. MaconLittleTheatre.org. 4220 Forsyth Rd. Thru May 23.
Admission seating $15 advance / $18 day of show. Herndon could be basking in his previous musical accomplishments, but continues to prove himself as a powerful musical troubadour. Herndon has experienced Number One songs, Gold Album certification, and over Four Million in CD sales. Instead of sitting at home reflecting upon his achievements, he opted to record an album that reflects a sound of resurrection, pride and triumph.
Middle Georgia Art Association presents “The Art of Watercolor." Opening Reception, May 21, 6 – 8 pm. Free. 478.744.9557. MiddleGeorgiaArt.org. 2330 Ingleside Ave. Thru June 11.
Sat May 22 Fri May 14 This day in history: (1992) Johnny This day in history: (1998) Last episode of Carson's final appearance as host of “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” at Macon Little Theatre. Wednesday –
Banks and Shane with Jim Durand A Tribute to the Kingston Trio
Show at 7:30 pm. Cox Capitol Theatre, Reserved Floor Seating $37.50, includes dinner General Admission Balcony $20. Banks, Paul and Jim have captured all of the energy, musicality and just pure fun of the original Kingston Trio. 478-257-6391
Sun May 16 This day in history: (1996) Sammy Sosa is
1st Cub to hit 2 home runs in 1 inning.
“Avenue Q” at The Grand Opera House. Touring production of the 2004 Tony
Award winner for Best Musical. 7:30 pm. Tickets $43 - $47. 478301.5470. TheGrandMacon.com. 651 Mulberry St.
Fri May 21 This day in history: (1988) "Fat" by Weird
Al Yankovic hits #99.
NEW Rock 'n Roll Picture Show
Get ready to rock! As a fan of live music, this is one film not to miss. Screening the Iron Maiden documentary “Flight 666”. The cost is only $5 to get in, but come on and have some fun with it! Audience participation, singing, and air guitaring is highly encouraged. By wearing an Iron Maiden shirt or a black concert shirt, entry is only $3! We will be serving select draft beers and pizza for only $1! Get your friends together and come to the Cox Capitol Theatre on Friday, May 21st and get ready to UP THE IRONS!
“The Hasty Heart” at Theatre Macon. Heartwarming comedy about
wounded foreign WWII Soldiers in a British
Ty Herndon in Concert at the Cox Capitol Theatre, 8p.m. General
arts Macon Arts presents May 7-28 “Landscapes
& Living Rooms”. FREE. Weekdays, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 3p.m. 478.743.6940. MaconArts.org. 486 First St.
Through May 9 – “The Space Spot” interactive science exhibit at the Museum of Arts & Sciences. “Larry, Cat in Space” in the Planetarium Saturdays at Noon. $4 - $8. 478.477.3232. 4182 Forsyth Rd.
Through June 6 – “Jun Kaneko” Exhibit at the Museum of Arts & Sciences. Larger-thanlife ceramic works by the Japanese artist. Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, 1 – 5 p.m. $4 - $8. 477.3232. 4182 Forsyth Rd. 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 MLK 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. 51 W. Adams St. Forsyth
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Molly Stevens FRI. MAY 7
Mic Harrison & the High Score SAT. MAY 8
Drivin’ N’ Cryin WED. MAY 12 Team Trivia with will cowart LADIES NIGHT WITH DJ OLD FLAME
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Romeo Spike SAT. MAY 15
Big Mike & the Booty Papas WED. MAY 19 Team Trivia with will cowart LADIES NIGHT WITH DJ OLD FLAME coming soon...
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MACON’S LIVE MUSIC SCHEDULE THUR 5/6 DJ Slim Bottoms Up
Molly Stevens The Hummingbird
Robert Lee Coleman Loco’s Bar & Grill Scott Little Wild Wing Cafe
Big Mike & Booty Papas 20’s Pub, Riverside Drive JK & the Lost Boys 567 Cafe, 7pm Jon Summers Billy’s Clubhouse
Tyler Reeves Band Bottoms Up
Flamenco Music 7-9pm El Azteca
Davin McCoy & Sol Junky Grant’s Lounge
Mic Harrison & High Score The Hummingbird Jeremy Johnson & Scott Baston Mellow Mushroom
Lefty Williams Band Wild Wing Cafe Delilah Why Rivalry’s Sports Bar Gaylon Crader The Shamrock
Chris Bartlett Band Billy’s Clubhouse
Gaylon Crader The Shamrock
Romeo Spike The Hummingbird
Fat Jackson Rivalry’s Sports Bar
Chapter 13 Wild Wing Cafe
Open Mic BJ Billiards 3-6pm
Chris Bartlett Buffalo’s on Zebulon
David Willis 20’s Pub, Riverside Drive
TUES 5/11 Open Mic Locos Bar & Grill
B Keith Williams The Shamrock
Chris Hicks & Friends Backporch Lounge Jim Cable Cheers Bar & Grill
DJ Old Flame, Ladies Nite The Hummingbird, 430 Cherry Open Mic w/ Matt Rivalry’s on Northside
THUR 5/13 DJ Slim Bottoms Up
CJ Field CJ’s Sports Bar
Corruption Loco’s Bar & Grill Josh & Molly Wild Wing Cafe
Matt Moncrief CJ’s Sports Bar
Megan North Mellow Mushroom
Jason Hobbs Billy’s Clubhouse
Drivin’ N Cryin’ The Hummingbird
B Keith Williams 20’s Pub, Riverside Drive Second Friday Art 567 Cafe, 6pm
EchoSpeed Bottom’s Up
Flamenco Music 7-9pm El Azteca
12 May 6 - 19, 2010
Chris Bartlett Mellow Mushroom
Tim Brooks/Chris Hicks The Shamrock Unmentionables Wild Wing Cafe
Coleman Fox & the Funky Broadways 567 Cafe, 7pm Big Mike Billy’s Clubhouse
Barstool Prophets CJ’s Sports Bar Big Mike & the Booty Papas The Hummingbird
Citizen Insane Mellow Mushroom
Tim Brooks/Chris Hicks The Shamrock Slippery When Wet Wild Wing Cafe
Jason Hobbs Buffalo’s on Zebulon Open Mic BJ Billiards 3-6pm
RJ & Randy 20’s Pub, Riverside Drive
TUES 5/18 Open Mic Locos Bar & Grill
B Keith Williams The Shamrock
Chris Bartlett Cheers Bar & Grill
THUR 5/20 Caleb Grimes Mellow Mushroom Scott Little Wild Wing Cafe
DRINK SPECIALS/ SPECIAL EVENTS MONDAYS
Happy hour til 7pm, jam & rehearse 7-10pm, 20’s Pub
Lady’s Hour 7:30-8:30pm. Gals enjoy $1 Wells/Domestics BJ’s Billiards $1.50 Domestics Locos
Wii Madness; $1 wells, MHL and PBR at Synergy Happy Hour M-F, $3 Ritas, $3 wells and $1 Drafts El Azteca 2-4-1 wells and $2 Domestics until 8pm CJ’s Sports Bar $1 Wells all night, The Bird Happy Hour open to close Rivalry’s Sports Bar $2 House Cocktails Wild Wing Cafe
Service Industry Night 6PM-Close: 2 for $10 Jager Bombs; $3 House Margaritas; $3 3 Olives Vodka; $2 select Pints Macon Mellow
35¢ Wings 3p-close, Buffalos
Trivia: $3 Wells, Ritas & $2 select pints Macon Mellow $1.50 Domestics Locos All drinks $2 all night at Bottoms Up
2-4-1 Margaritas all day at El Azteca
2-4-1 wells and $2 Domestics until 8pm CJ’s Sports Bar Bud Bingo, win prizes! Friend’s Bar & Grill
Lady’s Hour 7:30-8:30pm. Gals enjoy $1 Wells/Domestics BJ’s Billiards
$1.50 Dom Draft beers, $3 Bloody Marys, Tara’s Tavern 2 fer Tuesday: 5-10p, featuring $2 Domestic drafts Wild Wing
2-4-1 wells and Jagerbombs Synergy
2-4-1 Wells, Bottoms Ups
Hippy Chick Night 6PM-Close: $1.50 House Wine & $4.50 Jager Mellow Mushroom
Lady’s Hour 7:30-8:30pm. Gals enjoy $1 Wells/Domestics BJ’s Billiards 2-4-1 wells and $2 Domestics until 8pm CJ’s Sports Bar
The Rookery 11-1am: $2 Bud Lt bottles, $4.50 well doubles, and 2 for 1 Jager. S.I.N. Night: $5 Pitchers El Azteca
$3 Jose Margaritas all day! Free Pool! Tara’s Tavern
$2 wells, 2-4-1 Jagerbombs Synergy
Gals, $2 drinks all night Rivalry’s College Night: $2 select pints, $3 wells, $3 Ritas Macon Mellow
2 for 1 Jager Bombs, $4 Irish Car Bombs Wild Wing $5 Car Bombs! Locos
Happy Hour prices for poker players, BJ’s Billiards
$3 Wells, $3.75 Crown & Coke, 2 for $5 Jagerbombs till 12am at Club Synergy 2-4-1 wells and $2 Domestics until 8pm CJ’s Sports Bar
The Rookery 11-1am: $2 BL bottles, $4.50 well doubles, $3 Sex on the Beach and 2 for 1 Jager. $12 Yuengling Buckets Wild Wing
2-4-1 wells and $2 Domestics until 8pm CJ’s Sports Bar
The Rookery 11-1am: $2 Bud Light, $4.50 well doubles, $3 Sex on the Beach and 2 for 1 Jager.
$2 wells, Dom Bottles, all Wine Club Synergy
$3 Wells, $3.75 Crown & Coke, 2 for $5 Jagerbombs till 12am at Club Synergy
Taco Rita Nite: $2 Tacos, $3 Margaritas, $4 Skinny Margaritas Wild Wing Cafe
Macon’s Hottest Trivia, $3 Ritas & $3 Big Drafts, El Azteca $1.50 Domestics Locos
2-4-1 wells and $2 Domestics until 8pm CJ’s Sports Bar
Ladies night, free wells for the gals The Hummingbird
$4 Firefly cocktails Wild Wing Cafe
Nascar, drink specials, 20’s Pub $3 Wells, Ritas & $2 select pints Macon Mellow $3 bloody marys & Margaritas Wild Wing Cafe
Lady’s Hour 7:30-8:30pm. Gals enjoy $1 Wells/Domestics BJ’s Billiards
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Saturday, May 8 Drivin’ N’ Cryin at The Bird
DANCE PARTY / DJ NEW TO WEDNESDAYS, 10PM, DJ Dance Party at CJs
Live DJ an dance party every Saturday Night at Locos Bar & Grill
Thursday - Saturday at downtown’s newest college hotspot, Bottom’s Up DJ Mike B on Thursdays, Superstar DJ Ros on Saturdays, only at Asylum!
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.
Saturday, May 15
Slippery When Wet at Wild Wing
Formed in Atlanta in 1986, the hard-rocking, Southern roots musicsteeped Drivin' n' Cryin' were never embraced on a national level, but have reigned supreme in the region during their tenure. On the band’s website, Kevn himself writes... Did you know…. • The Violent Femmes’ Brian Ritchie was Kevn’s high school locker partner. They would go to his house after school and Kevn would watch Brian play guitar before they both watched 8mm porn films. • Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ is the only band to share a stage with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sonic Youth AND Neil Young in the same twelve-month period. • Drivin’ N’ Cryin’s “Whisper Tames the Lion” was the lowest debut in the Billboard Top 200 albums chart the same week that Dark Side of the Moon fell off that chart for the first time since its release.
We were shot through the heard when we heard that Slippery when wet was coming back to wild wing. But then we found out we were Wanted Dead or Alive, and that we had taken some Bad Medicine. Luckily it was just what we needed. Get the picture. A serious, Jon Bon Jovi tribute band is coming to wild wing. There won’t be more fun had anywhere on this night.
Read more about it... Full Bandography online with MP3s of upcoming bands!
Mondays with Man in the Box, 9pm at Locos on Riverside
New to Tuesdays! Karaoke with Mitch The Hummingbird, 8p NEW Wednesdays with Mitch from 9p-1a at BJ Billiards Every Wednesday with DKH, Macon Shroom
Every Friday 7:30, Mondays at 5pm, Friends Bar & Grill Wed, Fri & Saturdays at Tara’s Sundays with Brad, 9pm The Backporch Lounge
Every Thursday, 9:30p at Synergy
Every TUES 8:30p, CJ’s Sports Bar NOW TUESDAYS at BJs Billiards Every Friday Night at Cheers
Every Wednesday with $3 Ritas & Big Drafts El Azteca Every Tuesday, Macon Mellow
Every Monday with Big Jammin, Happy Hour all night, Rivalry’s Team Trivia Tuesdays, 7pm Synergy
Thursday nights 9p, The Shamrock Tuesday nights with Jason Hawk, cash prizes, Wild Wing Cafe Trivia with Jacob at Loco’s every Wednesday, Big payouts!
Every Wednesday at The Rookery, compete for $5,000 grand prize! 8pm
Every Wednesday at The Bird, 7pm.
Nightly Poker 7:30p, Friends Bar
Sunday Poker League 2:30,Tuesdays at 7pm, Rivalry’s Nightly Poker 8p, BJ Billiards
Thur & Sun 7pm, Billy’s Clubhouse
Mic Harrison at The Bird
Robert Lee Coleman @ Locos
In April of 1970 James Brown came to Macon looking for players for his backing band, the newly-founded JBs.From then till the end of 1972, Coleman toured & recorded with Brown. His playing from this time is documented on three of Brown's albums:"Hot Pants", on which Coleman was solely responsible for the guitar groove on the title track; "Revolution of the Mind", recorded live at the Apollo Theater in NYC; & the song 'Make It Funky' from the "Soul Classics" LP. Upon leaving James Brown,Coleman returned to Macon & resumed playing clubs & other venues with the same musicians he played with in the early days.
Scott Little @ Wild Wing Café
It only takes one listen to the new record “Barbed Wire and Engine Blocks” to not only hear, but feel like you’re part of the band’s journey to conjure thoughts of peaches, red dirt roads, and sweet tea. The Scott Little band takes you on a ride through small town American life, leaving you feeling like you were wrapped in a musical blanket.
Big Mike & Booty Papas @ 20’s Pub These Maconites have done it all, from
opening to Bob Dylan to AP’s Hidden Hideaway, they’ve been a fixture in Macon as long as we’ve been here. They play an eclectic mix of covers and originals, but always with a simple but fun bluesy feel.
Mic Harrison & The High Score @ The Hummingbird
Harrison's new album "On The Right Side of The Grass" is about the kind of characters who know that any day that you can look forward to a soft bed rather than a dirt nap is a blessing. When Harrison sings about having nothing but "a pocket full of sawdust" the former sawmill employee knows exactly what he's singing about. Were the payoffs of pure fun not so
Citizen Insane at Mellow Mushroom
Echospeed at Bottoms Up
rewarding, Mic Harrison and The High Score might not be one of the hardest working Americana acts on the road.
this soulful powerhouse.
JK & the Lost Boys is an Atlanta based band founded in 2008. With humble beginnings in Conyers, GA, lead singer-songwriter, Justin Keller (JK), drummer, Casey Courter along with other musicians formed the band for a school charity show. With their memorable Pop choruses and hooks they are sure to make an impact on the Atlanta music scene in 2010. Some of the groups that influence JK & the Lost Boys include Ben Harper, Corey Smith, Dave Matthews Band, and Jack Johnson.
A bluesy Southern rock guitarist with soulful vocals to match, Georgia native Chris Hicks honed his skills playing lead guitar for Gregg Allman, Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Marshall Tucker Band, among others. Hicks stayed with the Marshall Tucker Band throughout the following decade, and 2008 saw the release of his second solo effort, Dog Eat World.
JK & the Lost Boys @ 567 Cafe
Jeremy Johnson &Scott Baston @ Mellow Mushroom
Frontman for the former band Moonshine Still and currently with great Macon band St. Francis, Scott Baston is about as Macon as you can get. He’s been to the brink and back, gotten close to fame and will more than likely get there again. He’s got a great voice, is a great picker, and writes great songs. Here’s to the shroom for bringing good music to North Macon!
Lefty Williams Band @ Wild Wing
“The Lefty Williams Band spotlights scorching guitar, soulful lyrics, and wistful keyboard in their second studio release...In reviewing “Snake Oil,” I found myself impressed with Lefty Williams’ guitar tone and his vocal skills. Williams truly has a remarkable story to tell.” -J. Evan Wade
Chris Bartlett @ Billy’s Clubhouse
Sharing the stage with acts such as Velvet Revolver, Former Eagle Don Felder, Sugar Ray, .38 Special, Wyclef Jean and many others, it's no wonder why Chris Bartlett (affectionately known as Truth) has been creating major buzz in the music world today. Currently recording his second solo effort - expect thunderous sounds and unique songwriting from
WEDNESDAY 5/12 Chris Hicks & Friends @ Backporch Lounge
Jason Hobbs @ Billy’s Clubhouse
Former lead guitarist for the Buttercats lights it up, both in his playing and his songwriting. You’ll hear some covers you want to dance too, and some great originals from this Twiggs County native.
Echospeed @ Bottoms Up
When you need your 80’s fix and only the best will do, Echospeed is the band you need! Playing the hits of the 80’s for nearly 20 years. A high-tech, modern boom-box that doesn’t take 8 D-size batteries, yet still delivers the sounds the way you remember.
Romeo Spike @ The Hummingbird
Rs a rock band featuring rhodes, guitar, pedal steel, and vocals. Modern and classic rock and roll blended into futuristic classic rock.
Citizen Insane @ Mellow Mushroom
Citizen Insane is a three piece avant-rock outfit from the outskirts of Macon, Ga. Dedicated and more than motivated, this group has a sound that is full of raw and vigorous energy, a vibe that is seemingly becoming more and more absent in today's electrified music. In a world with far too many rock bands doing little more than attempting to recapture the music they grew up on, Citizen Insane is truely unique. 11thHourOnline.com
The Auditorium was filled with ABB fans for the 4-hour jam session, if folks could have gotten a drink, the city would have made some serious cash!
GREAT NIGHT AT THE DOUGLASS. Middle Georgia jazz lovers assembled outside the Douglass Theatre on Sunday, April 18, as the Douglass Jazz Society was officially unveiled. The photograph recreates Art Kane's iconic "Great Day in Harlem," the 1958 portrait now a part of America's jazz lore. A group preparting for the first Full Moon Float with Ocmulgee Expeditions last Friday
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“I want to allow students to develop a ‘personal palette’, It’s important that they have a say in their own education.” - CHEF JAY STANCILL
Experience the revolution at Edgar’s Bistro
As one of Goodwill’s innovative job skills training programs, PHI is aligned with the organization’s mission to build lives, families, and communities – one job at a time – by helping people discover and develop their God-given gifts through education, work and career development services. ABOVE:
- Chef Jay Stancill oversees student Dytreil Gray on the line. - PHI students prepare the entrees for dinner service at Edgar’s Bistro.
The Greek Deli is now carrying a large selection of imports and specialty micro-brews including Dale’s Pale Ale, Dogfish Head, Loose Cannon, Hobgoblin, Left Hand 400lb Monkey, among other favorites. Enjoy the corner deli’s happy hour specials from 3-6pm, $3 imports and $2 domestics!
here’s a revolution occurring at Goodwill Industries and the students at Polly’s Hospitality Institute invite the entire community to join them. The mission? To provide patrons a unique dining experience while allowing culinary students to use their classroom skills in a real world environment. It only takes one taste of this cuisine to recruit diners to join the movement at Edgar’s. A menu that changes weekly, a welcoming atmosphere and an affordable price have first-time diners Tam Griffin and Helen Willoughby, both of Warner Robins, planning their next visit. Comparing her Pan Seared Perch, atop cannellini beans with tomato and basil, to dishes at upscale restaurants, Griffin raved, “I just can’t eat it fast enough. If I had this piece of fish in Hilton Head, it would have cost at least $20.” It’s reactions like this that PHI students hope will recruit even more revolutionaries. Contrary to most revolutions, there are no losers in this culinary coup d’état. “Our diners are tools in our students’ education,” Communications Manager Amy Chastain said. “Diners get the opportunity to try things from other parts of the country and the world; they leave here satisfied—not only their appetites, but knowing they support the education of culinary students.” The benefits to the students extend far beyond themselves and their family into the community as grad-
Edgar’s student-run kitchen is now open for lunch! The public can experience and support the education of the culinary arts students by dining at Edgar’s, the student-operated restaurant at Polly’s Hospitality Institute, now open for lunch Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The school and restaurant are located at 5171 Eisenhower Parkway. The lunch menu changes weekly
uates filter into local restaurants or begin their own eatery. Student Kevin Ware is close to the end of his courses and will soon work as an “extern” at Lemongrass in downtown Macon. “It’s starting to come together,” Ware said. “I’ve enjoyed learning the art of cooking—how to make ‘pretty’ food.” After several years of planning, PHI has transformed Edgar’s Bistro into a culinary classroom— Middle Georgia’s only student-operated culinary arts restaurant. Under the direction of Chef Jay Stancill, students plan and prepare delectable menus with the supervision of their instructors. They learn the ins and outs of working both the front of the house and the kitchen. From international and classical dishes to select American regional cuisines, students create flavorful works of art for diners to enjoy. Encouraging creativity, Stancill affords students and instructors a lot of leeway in menu selection. “I want to allow students to develop a ‘personal palette’,” he said. “It’s important that they have a say in their own education.” Currently, the institute has 30 students, with plans to increase enrollment to 45 by October. The Institute offers a 22-week Restaurant Fundamentals Certificate or a 44-week Culinary Arts Diploma as well as need-based scholarships. To that end, PHI is building partnerships with four local High Schools and Hutchings Career Center. “If young people are vested in something now and we make opportunities attainable for them, they will be successful,” Stancill said. On Saturday, five graduating seniors from around the area competed for a first place prize of a full tuition scholarship to fund their pursuit of a Culinary Arts Diploma. The students represented Hutchings Career Center in Bibb County, Mary Persons High School in Monroe County, and the Houston County Career and Technology Center. Student Tazje Burke won the full tuition scholarship. It’s easy to join the revolution at Edgar’s Bistro, no reservations are required and you can come as you are for lunch. Edgar’s, located at 5171 Eisenhower Parkway, is now open for lunch Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Beer, wine and specialty drinks are available upon request. The restaurant, patio and bar are also available for evening and weekend events. The menu changes weekly and is posted on the website at edgarshospitality.com. For information about Polly’s Hospitality Institute admissions and scholarships, visit edgarshospitality.com. - JENNY MURR
and is posted on the website at edgarshospitality.com.
In addition to The Rookery incorporating award winning Sweet Grass Dairy cheeses from Thomasville into the daily menu and the Sunday Brunch Menu, stone ground organic grits and all natural sausage from Riverview Farms in Ranger, Georgia are featured in such items as the Sunday Standard and the fantastic Riverview Farms Sausage Benedict.
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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
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. BJs Billiards BJs is now serving up your favorite late night snacks. Nachos, hot dogs, pizza, sandwiches and breakfast all day, every day. Smoking, open 2pm-2am. Now open Sundays til midnight! LD • BAR • $
Buffalos Cafe on Zebulon You know this place has great wings, but they also feature a large selection of salads and sandwiches, large screen tvs to watch all your favorite games and a popular trivia night for the whole family. LD • BAR • $ 5990 Zebulon Rd.
Cheers Bar & Grill Featuring weekly dinner specials from grouper baskets to all you can eat catfish to 2-4-1 Crab legs! Live music every Wed & Fri. Lunch 11-2, Dinner 5-10pm. LD • BAR • $ 3852 Northside Dr., 474-5006. CJ’s Bar & Grill You can’t really call this bar food. Is it fried, yes, but it’s fresh and so, so good! Sloppy nachos, great burgers and chicken wraps. LD • BAR • $ 2910 Riverside Drive, 757-3262
Locos Grill & Pub Casual, kid-friendly, family dining.We’re talking great food, sports on the big screens and a full bar. Fantastic weekly specials and live music on the weekends. Delivery and catering also available. LD BAR • $ 2440 Riverside Drive. Nu-Way Weiners Open since 1916, this original store with its neon sign is one of America's oldest hot dog stands and they serve secret recipe chili sauce, famous hot dogs, hamburgers, and other sandwiches. BLD • $ 430 Cotton Avenue, 743.1368
Rivalry’s – The only place in town where you can order Atomic Buffalo Turds and wash them down with a giantsized bottle of Monty Python’s Holy Ale. 3986 Northside Dr., Macon 474-0606 LD BAR $ The Rookery There isn’t a place downtown that has been serving us longer.The Rookery offers some of the best comfort food in Macon. Burgers, Nachos, Sandwiches and daily lunch specials that can’t be beat. LD BAR $ 543 Cherry Street, 746-8658
Wild Wing Cafe Newly opened franchise at the Shoppes at River Crossing, fantastic wings in over 30 flavors, over 20 brews on tap, great salads and one of the few dining options in North Macon that offers live music on the weekends. LD • BAR $-$$, 477.WILD
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Fresh-Air Bar-B-Que Award winning BBQ known for its tangy tomato and vinegar style pulled pork, ribs and baked beans. Don’t skip out on the Brunswick Stew neither. LD Open 7 days a week • $ 3076 Riverside Dr.
Satterfield’s Serving hickory smoked meats, seafood, vegetables, daily specials and salads. L • $ 120 New Street, 742.0352
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Restaurant: BJ Billiards for 8 months What she recommends: “Vegas Bombs! It’s equal parts Peach Schnapps and Crown Royal with Red Bull, tasty!” Favorite restaurant other than where you work: “I really like Market City Cafe, i always order the Greek Salad.” Guilty Pleasure: Golf Good to Go There is a slightly different menu available every day, offering the best in the Souths lunchtime favorite, “the Meat & Three”. Full catering services also available. LD $ 1019 Riverside Dr. 743.4663
Caliente’s Burrito Shop We’ve all had this style of big burrito by now, but Caliente’s does them the best. If you can handle it, get the MOAB… if not, there’s always the Thrilla From Tha Grilla, which is just right. LD • $ 6255 Zebulon Road
El Azteca One of Macon’s best patios, serving all your favorite Mexican dishes, voted Macon’s best margarita. LD BAR • $-$$ 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
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Luigi’s Bistro Casual Italian cuisine in a hip, swanky atmosphere. LD • BAR • $-$$ 401 Cherry Street, 743.4645 Ingleside Village Pizza IVP has the best pizza in town and the best beer selection. Keep it classy with the white pizza and a Stella Artois or, keep it real with a slice of the ultimate and a 24-oz. High Life. LD • BAR $ 2396 Ingleside Avenue, & downtown across from Mercer Univ.
Mellow Mushroom In 1974, three college students in Atlanta opened the first of what has now grown to 100 restaurants. Each one locallyowned and operated, with their own distinct, funkified flavor. Gourmet pizza, original sandwiches and a large drink menu. Family friendly! LD • BAR • $$$ Located just off Bass Road at 5425 Bowman Road, Macon.
Adriana’s Quick & delicious cafeteriastyle lunch, serving the most authentic Italian in town, including sandwiches, soup, salads, pasta, pizza and daily specialties. Also, specialty coffees and beer and wine. Mon-Thur 11-5, Fri-Sat 11-6pm. L • BAR $ 359 Third Street
Market City Café – Superb sandwiches, homemade soups, loaded salads, pizza and pastas. Unique breakfast menu including gourmet coffees and teas. Dinner now being served Fridays and Saturdays featuring seafood and steak specials. Full bar, excellent wine cellar. Full catering services on or off site. Open Tues-Thur, 7am-6pm; Friday and Saturday 7am-9pm. 502 Cherry St., Macon 257-6612 BLD • BAR • $-$$
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Greek Corner Deli Serving delicious lamb gyros, monster greek salads, subs and specialty sandwiches 7 days a week. One of the few restaurants downtown open on Sundays and the only late night eatery on Saturdays 12:30am til 3am! LD • $ 587 Cherry Street, 254.3059.
The Downtown Grill Slightly upscale dining serving fresh fish, prime cut Black Angus and features it’s own humidor. D • BAR • $$-$$$ 562 Mulberry Street, 742.5999
The Shamrock Dargan and his crew cook up some of the best homemade meals in Macon, including his legendary Shepard’s Pie. Plus, he’ll surprise you from time to time with some interesting seafood selections. D • BAR $-$$ 342 Rose Avenue, Payne City 750.1555 The Tic Toc Room Contemporary setting with a sophisticated menu, great wine selection. D • BAR • $$-$$$ 401Cherry Street, 743.4645
The Cox Capitol Theatre Well the revolving door in the Kitchen of the Capitol Theatre has finally stopped spinning, and the result is some darn good pizza, Hot Dogs, soft pretzels, and subs. Where else can you have a beer and watch a great movie?? D • $$$ 382 Second Street, 257-6391
Killian’s Coffeehouse Serving patries, coffees and smoothies for breakfast and lunch. Come as a stranger, leave as a friend. BL • $ 490 Cherry Street, 492-1771.
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“Phil was the ‘wonder boy’ who dined at the White House and told raunchy stories, and Frank was the power that ran the company. He was the man who knew how to deal with the movers and shakers in the record industry.”” -- Keith Crossley, Capricorn Record’s vice president of production
The Man Who Might Have Saved Capricorn
When Frank Fenter arrived in Macon to start Capricorn Records in 1969, he was well schooled in the painful absurdities of racial segregation. He understood how it ultimately impoverishes everyone, including the oppressors, because he grew up in a place that was even more violently stratified than this cotton-belt town: South Africa in the darkest days of apartheid. He also knew — from sneaking into blacksonly nightclubs and presenting, like some ghostly apparition, the only white face around a drum-circled bonfire on the ragged outskirts of Johannesburg — about the unifying power of music. Fenter drew from those experiences when he directed the European division of Atlantic Records, which organized the “Hit the Road, Stax!” tour, bringing Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Booker T. and the M.G.s and other soul acts to the Continent for the first time. It was then that Fenter met a kindred spirit in music promoter Phil Walden, who was from Macon. “They had an instant rapport because they shared similar tastes, especially for Southern music because of its emotional honesty and authenticity,” says stepson Robin Duner-Fenter. “Their work styles complemented each other — they both thought in big, visionary terms and could bounce ideas off each other easily. Also, they both came from the wrong side of the tracks and had a single-minded resolve to succeed.” Adds Keith Crossley, Capricorn’s vice president of production, “They Mutt-and-Jeffed their way into American musical history. No one, not Abbott and Costello or Hope and Crosby, was better at it.” In late-night bull sessions at the Monterey Pop
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BY CANDICE DYER
Festival, Fenter and Walden dreamed up a new kind of record company that would encompass booking, artist management, publishing, and merchandising — a scrappy “indie” label before that word was in vogue. When they heard the bluesy, powerhouse psychedelia of the Allman Brothers Band, the duo knew they had found their flagship act and launched Capricorn Records, a grass-roots operation cultivated in the piedmont of Middle Georgia. Propelled by acts such as Wet Willie, The Marshall Tucker Band, and the Dixie Dregs, Capricorn eventually became the most successful independent label in the United States, with 218 albums that generated $160 million in sales, coruscated with seventeen platinum albums, included three triple-platinum records from the Allman Brothers. In the process, the outfit minted a new genre of American music: Southern Rock. It derived its yin-andyang harmonies from black and white traditions, and — in groupings revolutionary for the times — black and white musicians, jamming, recording, and touring together. Despite his undisputed contributions to music and his outsize personality, Fenter, who died in 1983, too often has been treated as a footnote in chronicles of the era. “For every story written about Frank there were thousands written about Phil, and that’s the way Frank liked it,” Crossley says. “Phil was the ‘wonder boy’ who dined at the White House and told raunchy stories, and Frank was the power that ran the company. He was the man who knew how to deal with the movers and shakers in the record industry.” For the past year, Fenter’s stepson has worked energetically to secure the impresario’s legacy, campaigning for his inclusion in the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, which will announce new inductees in September.
“Of course Phil Walden should be in there, but what about Frank?” Duner-Fenter says. “Music industry insiders are acutely aware that he’s been overlooked, and I want to make sure that he’s remembered for the music he helped create, the music that still plays on the radio every day.”
Fenter was born in Johannesburg in 1936. After a stint as a Golden Gloves boxer, he moved to London in 1958 to “seek his fortune,” to use an Old World phrase he liked. He arrived with only 20 cents in his pocket and charmed his way into a dishwashing job at a hip coffeehouse, where he immediately fell in with what he called the “weird and wonderful people,” developed a taste for show biz, and became an urbane, smooth-talking fixture of Swinging London. He wrote and produced “Africa Shakes,” the first “rock movie” of his homeland, and he worked in music publishing and booking, dealing with acts such as the Rolling Stones, The Animals, and Manfred Mann in their dewy, up-and-coming days. In 1966, Nesuhi Ertegun tapped Fenter to lead Atlantic Records in the United Kingdom, and six months later promoted him to direct operations throughout Europe, where he played a role in launching the careers of Led Zeppelin, Yes, and King Crimson, among others. “Frank was the wizard with the magic wand,” says Roger Cowles, who worked in music marketing and public relations in London and later at Capricorn. “You could feed off his enthusiasm and warmth and mischief and wild, wild dreams that were not entirely practical but almost always made something happen. Frank was so exceptional, so vibrant, that being around him was like looking at the world through a kaleidoscope.”
enter was poised to relocate to Atlantic’s American headquarters, joining the music royalty of Nesuhi and Ahmet Ertegun and Jerry Wexler, who coined the term “rhythm and blues” to replace “race music” on the Billboard charts. However, in what seemed a quixotic gamble at the time, Fenter turned down the plum New York post for the upstart company in Macon, leaving industry insiders scratching their heads. “The giant corporation is not for me,” Fenter said. “This way, you call all your shots and can be a little more aggressive and a lot more innovative.” Adds Duner-Fenter: “A lot of people thought he had lost his sanity.” Among them was Fenter’s wife, the Baroness Ulla von Blixen-Finecke — nicknamed “Kiki.” A glamorous and cultivated Swedish aristocrat descended from the family of Karen Blixen of “Out of Africa” fame, she was revered as the fairest lily of bohemianism, with a passion for civil rights and social justice. Macon had not seen the likes of her before. And there was her husband, who quoted Rudyard Kipling in a lilting South African accent and wore a flashy, all-pink Western suit designed by Nudie Kohn. (“I remember thinking that it takes a man pretty sure of his masculinity to wear a pink suit,” Crossley says.) “Leaving London for Macon in the ’60s — talk about culture shock,” DunerFenter says with a laugh. “It was like moving to another planet. Our crazy clothes got a lot of double-takes, and we were seen having ‘Negroes’ and longhaired men coming to the front door. At one point, we lived next door to the founders of the right-wing Birch Society, who thought we belonged to the Manson family. My mom noticed the cops doing surveillance of our house a lot.” After a lean beginning, Capricorn began to prosper. The second act it signed was a band from Mobile called Fox, which changed its name to Wet Willie and produced hits such as “Keep on Smilin’.” Rick Hirsch, who played guitar and mandolin with the band, recalls his first meeting with Fenter. “Frank had an intelligent character and an elegance about him that was different and frankly quite exotic for young Southern rockers like us, because we hadn’t met many people like him,” Hirsch says. “We all came to Macon and set up in an old warehouse next door to the Capricorn studios. I remember there were two bare light-bulbs suspended on wiring hanging from the ceiling, and Frank sat quietly on a cardboard box off to the side. After we played two songs, Frank said, ‘Delightful! Come in Monday morning, and we will sign the papers.’ … He always made you feel important. He was the elegant captain of the ship.” At Capricorn, Fenter and Walden forged a corporate culture that was downright countercultural, a Camelot of funk and twang with integration — sonic and social — as the rule. By all wistful
accounts, it was one big, experimental, and productive party, fueled by soul food, hallucinogens, and a variety of sports. “I remember playing touch football with the Capricorn staff,” says Crossley. “One was either on Phil or Frank’s team. I was on Frank’s team, and it was on the field that I first saw Frank deal with people he worked with. Now, I don’t mean to stress the importance of touch football in the history of Capricorn Records, but Frank, our quarterback brought those various and diverse highenergy people together. They were creative individuals with a strong sense of self, but they bonded with Frank, and I have never seen such spirit and teamwork, except in the Marine Corps on a good day.” Fenter also envisioned his adopted town as a potential “Left Bank” on the Ocmulgee. He brought friends from London to establish Le Bistro, which gave Macon its first taste of European cuisine. “We would serve trout with the head still attached, and ladies would pass out at the sight of it,” recalls chef Paul Harpin. “You never knew who would walk through the door because of Frank’s connections — Bette Midler, Andy Warhol, Jimmy Carter. Gregg Allman proposed to Cher in one of our curtained booths. Frank brought royal drama and international flair to Macon.” Fenter and his wife also opened Macon’s first discotheque, the Ad Lib, named for the London club where the Beatles went to unwind. The “Berry Oakley Jive-Ass Revue, featuring the Rowdy Roadies and the Shady Ladies” was supposed to perform there the night Oakley, the Allmans’ bass player, was killed in a motorcycle accident. In a 1972 interview with The Macon Telegraph, Kiki Fenter observed, “At first I was completely lost and wanted nothing more than to go back to London, but it’s changed. Both Macon and myself have changed during the time we’ve been here, and I don’t think I’d like to leave now, not for awhile anyway.” By the 1980s, Capricorn’s fortunes had waned, but the company was negotiating a distribution arrangement with Warner Brothers, which might have revived the struggling label. The deal fell through, though, after Fenter collapsed with a heart attack and died in his office during a meeting with the Atlanta Rhythm Section. He was 47. Duner-Fenter, and others, wonder what might have been. “I think if his life had not been cut short, the label would have survived,” he says. “Frank would have discovered and signed many more artists.” In his eulogy, Walden said, “Frank Fenter’s my friend, my confidant, my running partner, to put it in the language of the streets And that is what Frank was all about — street people, ordinary folk and the music that put joy where there was pain… Frank and I shared a walk on the mountaintop. The view was beautiful. The air was heady. It was euphoric.”
LEFT PAGE: Frank Fenter, Phil Walden and Don Schmitzerle, former General Manager of Capricorn Records, in Holland. Circa 1976.
TOP: Frank Fenter, Bill Coday, Phil Walden and Alan Walden in Capricorn offices. Circa 1974. Artist signing of Kitty Wells in Nashville with Frank, Phil and Well's Manager. Circa 1975
Frank Fenter, Dickey Betts and Phil Walden at Capricorn Picnic, circa 1975. Frank Fenter at his office on 535 Cotton Avenue, Macon, GA. Circa 1975.
By the 1980s, Capricorn’s fortunes had waned, but the company was negotiating a distribu-tion arrangement with Warner Brothers. The deal fell through, though, after Fenter collapsed with a heart attack and died in his office during a meeting with the Atlanta Rhythm Section. He was 47.
Rappers Never Claim to Need Love BY RONALD “DIRT DOGG” JACKSON
Where is love in hip hop? It is very rare to see hip hop stars in public relationships. We do have our royalty such as Jay Z and Beyonce but throughout history hip hop, love and women have had a rough relationship. I remember the first time I heard “I Need Love” by LL COOL J. I was listening to the hip hop show on our local AM station. I immediately went to my room and began to write my first rap to a girl, Betty Boo. “It was a hot summer night I met this girl named Betty, she was real fine and I thought she was ready for me, but she wasn’t as you’ll find out what this pretty young thing was all about…….” I am glad I learned how to dj. We have had our fair share of songs dedicated to women in hip hop but not all of them are about love. Hip Hop is considered by many a man’s world and can tend to be misogynistic and degrading to women. I think hip hop has the same dynamics as rock and roll, soul music and the blues. It’s an art and expression of all aspects of life for the person making the music. During my early years of radio we did the movie premier of Brown Sugar, a
hip hop love story. I consider it to be one of the best but we cannot forget Love and Basketball and Carmen. I asked my friend Jason Hawk from Q106 “do you ever think of love when you think of rap?” He immediately said no, “I think of partying, sex and the word Bitch” and then we laughed but he was so real. I asked does he think of love with rock music and he knew a list of them. As we talked I also asked him, has he ever heard “I need Love” by LL COOL J and he said no, but he does know “Lose Control” and “Head Sprung.” Well, for the record there is a lot of love in hip hop. I think the nature of people is to believe that rap can not be sensitive because it is so aggressive. Some of our most popular rap songs don’t have anything to do with love and commitment but we do have a balance. I also asked Gladys, our receptionist at the radio station has she ever heard a love rap song and she said hell no! Well like I always say, let’s bring it to life. Next wedding reception or ceremony I am at I am brining in some rap. I will be cautious, but it will work. Rap music is still a baby in the music industry. I think rap is maturing and growing and now there is room for love and commitment in our music. Rap came out of rebellion from the norm so being married probably
wasn’t on the mind of our pioneers. Now you can fast forward to today and Run from Run DMC has a reality show based on his family life. Every rapper is not a player and every rapper does not overuse the word Bitch. It’s a weird dynamic cause you can look at the careers of 2pac and Biggie. They had some love songs but even in the song they used the word Bitch. Like 2pac’s “Thug love” and Biggies “Me and my bitch.” Is that really love? And Jason and I even discovered the most popular rap song about loving a woman was mostly about the mother of the rapper (except Eminem). So I have been on a mission to find a popular rap song that crossed over to the masses. This mission has been harder then naming all the members of WU TANG and WU Affiliates. Even Mos Def did “Mrs. Fat Booty”, but is that love? I think as we continue on this journey and watch hip hop grow, one day we’ll have an actual love song from Snoop Dogg that’s not about the love of trees (you know what I mean). So for all of my artist and hip hop lovers let’s embrace love and commitment. I fought getting married for years but I am enjoying my ride now and I would love a rap song I can play while me and Dee Dee have a picnic or romantic dinner.
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On a local note, I have to give props to the Tubman African American Museum for surviving the rain and pulling off the Pan African Festival. They allowed me to have some young kids perform hip hop for the youth and also let me host and play so I had a ball. Also I want to send a shout out to DJ TRENT good luck in FAL and we all know Shawty Slim will hold down hip hop downtown. Maybe Roger will come out of retirement.
Dirty’s Top 5 Hip Hop Love Songs (IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER)
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Modern Rocker The Kinks' Ray Davies is prepping to release a new album late in 2010, in part inspired by last year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert, where Davies shared the stage with Metallica, who covered a couple of Kinks songs. For the new disc, Davies has already recruited The Killers, Lucinda Williams, and Jon Bon Jovi, among others (Metallica is also rumored to be in the plans) to help him re-record classic Kinks tracks. Davies is also working on a solo album, and has mentioned a possible Kinks reunion as well...
Nineteen-year-old South Carolina resident Noah Smith makes electronic tracks under the moniker Hard Mix. He tells Pitchfork.com that he considers his music "New-age Moby, but I'm not sure many people will agree with that". While both do draw from sampled audio, "Alright", which samples Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell's "If I Could Build My Whole World Around You", has a hazy feel that more closely resembles fellow South Carolinian Washed Out. Smith's working
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on his next LP, In and Out of My Life, which should be coming out later this year.
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And although Joe Strummer himself would probably (loudly) declare them corporate crap, Converse have designed a new line of Clash shoes to celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Clash's London Calling album. Five different Clash sneaker designs are available for between $50-$80 at www.converse.com (just search "Clash" once you get there)...
Pet Shop Boys will embark on a series of UK arena shows in July, including stops in Blackpool (7/13), Bournemouth (7/20), and Newcastle (7/23)...
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Kozelek's own label Caldo Verde, according to the band's site... Battles are sequestered in the Machines with Magnets Recording Studio in Rhode Island working on their next album, which they say is in part influenced by the Times Square area of New York City... The Walkmen are back in the studio, too, recording the sequel to their 2008 You and Me album in NYC with producer Chris Zane... And Two Door Cinema Club will kick off their first headlining tour of the U.S. on May 5th in support of their debut disc, Tourist History; the band's schedule will include stops in Portland OR (5/7), Philly (5/13), and Toronto (5/17)...
Rufus Wainwright's sixth studio album, All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu is out now, complete with songs "Sad With What I Have," "True Loves," and "Zebulon"... The fourth album from Mark Kozelek's IN DOWNTOWN Sun Kil Moon is called Admiral Fell Promises and it's out July 13 via
The Gaslight Anthem have wrapped work on their latest album, and have dubbed it American Slang, with the set due out on June 15th through SideOneDummy Records. The album will serve as the follow-up to the band's The '59 Sound, which gained plenty of critical acclaim; the new set was produced by Ted Hutt (Jesse Malin, Bouncing Souls) and was recorded at NYC's Magic Shop Recording Studio. In addition to the new album, the band will take on a few European concert dates in June and July, including stops in Scheessel, Germany (6/20), London (6/26), and Amsterdam (7/1)...
And yes, it's true, ABBA fans - the legendary 1970s Swedish pop quartet (also recent subjects of the hit stage and film musical Mamma Mia!) are the subject of ABBAWorld, a brand new traveling theme park and museum in London that pays tribute to Benny Andersson, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Bjorn Ulvaeus, and Agnetha Faltskog over 30,000 square feet. Fans will be able to check out recreations of the Stockholm cabin where many of the band's songs were written, as well as the recording studio they worked in, while the interactive elements (aka "the theme park part") include holographic video technology that puts fans singing and dancing "alongside" the band themselves.
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ON CD: Iggy and the Stooges' Raw Power: Legacy Edition... Arctic Monkeys' My Propeller... The Radio Dept.'s Clinging to a Scheme... and Tokyo Police Club's Champ... and that's the buzz for this week's Modern Rock.
Show begins 7:30p Reserved floor $37.50, balcony $20 Banks, Paul and Jim have captured all of the energy, musicality and just pure fun of the original Kingston Trio. The entertainment is timeless and the classic songs are performed wtih authenticity, affection and wit. Don't miss this great show!
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Show begins 8p $15 advance / $18 day of show Herndon could be basking in his previous musical accomplishments, but continues to prove himself as a powerful musical troubadour. Herndon has experienced Number One songs, Gold Album certification, and over Four Million in CD sales.
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FRI 5/7 !Three Amigos!
Dinner & a Classic Special Showings Dinner service begins 5:30 Movie begins at 6:30 $17.50 with meal, $5 without
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East Macon Man Arrested for Arson Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators in cooperation with the Macon-Bibb Fire Department’s Arson Investigators arrested an East Macon man in connection with the house fire at 3571 Mogul Road. Lieutenant Brooks Peterson, of the Bibb Sheriff’s Office and USSERY Macon-Bibb Fire Investigator, Sergeant Ben Gleaton, arrested 21 year old Jarraiun T. Ussery at his residence in King’s Park around 5:05p.m. this afternoon,with a warrant for the charge of Arson in the First Degree. Sheriff Modena stated that he was proud of the Investigators hard work. Other arrests maybe made pending further investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478746-9441 or the Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.
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Personal Armed Robbery in West Bibb The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a personal armed robbery which took place in the parking lot of Arnold’s Gym on Thomaston Road around 10:39 p.m. Monday. 24 year old Richalson Auguste of Macon had just arrived to the parking lot of the gym when he got out of his vehicle and walked over to the passenger side to get his gym bag. Two black male suspects approached Auguste. One of the suspects demanded money while brandishing a handgun. Auguste stated that he did not have any money on his person. The suspects demanded for Auguste’s keys and stole his 2000, silver in color, 4-door, Buick LeSabre. The tag number for this vehicle is BVW3875. The vehicle was last seen headed towards the city of Macon on Thomaston Road. Auguste was not injured during this incident. One of the suspects is described as a black male, in his late teens, around 5 feet 7 inches in height. He was wearing all black clothing and a red mask. The second suspect is described as a black male, in his late teens, around 5 feet 11 inches in height. He was wearing all black clothing,a hooded sweat shirt covering his face and head. This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 1-478-746-9441 or the Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.
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You will say things without thinking. You can be arrogant, presumptuous, and your own interests will come first. Your thoughts have been going at warp speed but there is nothing new on which you can make money. Unless these are long range plans, you may as well forget them. Anything having to do with earning money must wait about two years before you will see any real profits. Right now you are on a very tight budget. It is important to save something on a regular basis. 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. Building improvements must wait now until July to either begin or be finished. August will see your business much improved. A year from now you will be ready to expand or add to whatever improvements you have planned, so plan accordingly. Something traditional is right down your alley. Your business would not be comfortable with modern decor.
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. Your plans for expansion should be going along very nicely and you have some great ideas that need to be implemented when the funds are available. Their lack of cooperation can make you feel very frustrated this week. An invitation to go camping by a lake is offered, Sounds nice but there is too much to do on the â€˜home frontâ€™. 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. Everyone wants you to do something different but you must â€œstick to your gunsâ€?. Invitations just seem to be piling up for you. This is a time when you really want to do your own thing and ignore all those invites. You would much rather do something on your own right now. Try to find a quiet time by yourself. It is exactly what you need. The hectic pace will pick up again in July and August. LEO (July 23-August 22): Leo is colorful, self assured, outgoing, impulsive and expansive. Too many people have been demanding too much of your thoughts and attention lately. Let them know you need time to yourself once in awhile. You have delegated that responsibility and now it is time for you to simply back up your delegateâ€™s opinions and actions . As difficult as this can be for you it will work out fine in the end as you have planned. VIRGO (August 23-Sept 22): Virgo is intellectual, critical, fussy, and shy and needs constant reassurance.Now that you have settled nicely into your new position or new business, money will start to pick up for you. The increased funds should continue all summer and then everything will be fine. You must remain conservative for at least the next month. Next week you will begin to slowly implement your own ideas. But again, keep them conservative and low key for now.
LIBRA (Sept 23-Oct 22): Libra is artistic, musical, level headed, sympathetic, and generous. You can be gossipy, critical, and bitter. Having to adjust your own schedule to accommodate everyone else around you is just not always possible. The fast pace is about to start up again so pick and choose carefully what you really want or must do. Do not allow everyone hack away and run down your health, it is too important. Learn to say â€œnoâ€? for a change (in a nice way) or with an explanation and you will be just fine. 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. You can finally get a little rest from all the activity you have been involved with for quite awhile. You must try to enjoy a vacation from it all because the hectic pace will pick up again in July. You may hear some news on that new home or new business you want in August. Business or home plans will probably be discussed by the end of this week. 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. Adjusting your schedule to accommodate others is only temporary so do not let it get you down in the dumps. Many invitations are coming in at this point in time but you can handle only just so many. Older people need your attention also, and some invitations will have to be ignored. You may have to take a business trip which may be somewhat inconvenient at this time. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19): Capricorn is very often politically minded. Capricorn is also patient, reserved, cautious, faithful and shrewd. Do not allow anyone to talk you into something you know you are not ready to do. You should tend to business as it is and not be tempted to expand just yet. This is a time for you to be super conservative. Your finances may be fluctuating downward but that is only temporary. The welcome upward swing is starting very soon. AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18): Aquarius has a strong will, and is inventive, and will always enjoy doing the unexpected, but you can be self centered.. You seem to be a scatter brain this month with all that is going on around you. Opportunities are numerous so you have to pick and choose from the best of them as they come along. However, as far as your work is concerned, you need to stay where you are. There is nothing better out there yet. In two years it will be a different story entirely and your chosen career will then get a boost forward. PISCES (Feb 19-March 20): You are emotional, easy going, artistic and sociable, Pisces will see only the good in others, but you can often be self-centered. Freed up money making projects all around you if you just take advantage of them. Put on your thinking cap and get something going. More legwork but you need more exercise anyway. You have been a bit scattered lately so you need to consolidate and re-plan your time. Concentrate on the more important projects and let the others go by the wayside, they are causing too much worry.
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