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he remodel of the Dannenberg Building has finally begun. Turning the huge empty building in to 69 loft apartments is probably the most important thing to happen to downtown Macon, in the last few decades, at least. Over the years we’ve bitched a lot about the downtown area, but only because we wanted it to be better. We wanted it to be infested with young, smart, creative class thinkers who could afford to shop and eat out and pay for parking. Not even two years ago, we had to gather together to try and stop someone from having a homeless buffet at Third Street Park every Sunday, while some restaurants were trying to get a Sunday Brunch going. Now you can’t walk four feet downtown on Sunday without bumping into quiche and a bloody Mary bar, and that is a great problem to have. The past two years, downtown has experienced great change on it’s own. Despite losing the Music Hall of Fame, and despite the Capitol Theatre going through so many growing pains,

Cherry Street has flourished. You really can’t sling a dead cat without hitting a painter, or a lo-fi recording artist that weighs less than 150, or a chick with too



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many tattoos. And while most of these folks probably wouldn’t survive the week after the apocalypse, they are exactly what a growing downtown needs. Having 69 apartments come online, with more sure to follow, is the final piece to the puzzle. The will without a doubt fill up immediately giving rise to a whole new pack of downtowners that will help carry Macon to a whole new place. Congrats to everyone involved in Making this project happen and congrats to us all for this new development!

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CITY PICKS Bragg Jam 2012 updates, “Pimp” exhibit at the Tubman and so much more! PAGE 4 Culture Calendar PAGE 6 THE SCENE Q&A with Elhae Family-Friendly


MY FAVORITE THINGS with Anthony Harris PAGE 12 NIGHTLIFE -PAGE 23 - Urban Explorer by Sean Pritchard

THE SCENE - PAGE 24 Exclusive Bar & Music Schedule - Bandography

Views ISSUE FEATURE Summer Menus: Recipes to try! PAGE 23

CITY SCENE “Narry a Chance” by Larry Schlesinger PAGE 20 SEEING RED Meet Linda Tillman PAGE 18

New Puppy Sweet boy that needs a home. He is about 35-40 pounds and is a very sweet thing! His ID number is A245801 He's available at Macon Animal Control located at 1010 Eleventh Street, Macon. 478-751-9200.

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PICK IT UP! The 11th Hour is distributed every two weeks to over 75 locations throughout Middle Georgia DOWNTOWN LOCATIONS Bearfoot Tavern Tic Toc Room BJ’s Billards The Rookery Macon Arts Alliance Jennoely’s, Adriana’s Acapulco (outside box) Market City Café Margo’s Barber Shop Club Element The Hummingbird Cox Capitol Theatre Tokyo Alley Ninja Japanese Visitors Center F owl Play / Bottoms Up

Roasted Coffee Shop Broadway Lofts Roly Poly Theatre Macon Greek Corner Deli Box on Cherry (3 bundles) The Marriot concierge El Sombrero, Baconsfield Fincher’s Barbecue Good to Go

VINE/INGLE Ingleside Village Pizza Joe D’s The Shamrock Milltown Market Moes Jeneanne’s Greek Corner Pizza Player’s Club El Sombrero on Forsyth

MERCER VILLAGE Ingleside Village Pizza Jittery Joe’s, Margaritas Rodeo Beach Mercer Univ. student center Mercer Law School

NORTH MACON Macon Little Theatre Museum of Arts & Sciences Johnny’s Pizza McCallister’s Deli Polly’s,The Upstairs Bar Zebulon Food Court

Caliente’s Buffalo’s Margaritas (2 locations) Ansley Apartments

RIVERSIDE CROSSING: Wild Wing Café Sticky Fingers Georgia Bobs Barberitos BASS ROAD: J Christophers Mirko Pasta Macon Mellow Mushroom Margaritas High on the Hog

RIVERSIDE/TOM HILL CJ’S Sports Bar Locos Grill & Pub Backporch Lounge Chasen’s Lounge 20’s Pub, NY Capello’s Subs Shogun, Hooters Remax Office Rivalry’s, Guiseppi’s Billy’s Clubhouse EAST MACON: El Sombrero / Baconsfield The Dawghouse

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National Hotdog Day - July 23rd... National Hot Dog Day celebrates one of America's favorite summer sandwiches. It is only fitting that this dog gets its day. In Macon, the only thing to do is visit our very own famous NuWay Weiners. Who knew back in 1916, when James Mallis opened the first Nu-Way Weiner stand on Cotton Avenue in Macon, Georgia, that he had created a chili dog that would become an eating obsession?

Tubman African American Museum to be first to display artist Alfred Conteh’s ‘Pimp Series’ The Tubman African American Museum, a Knight Arts grantee, will be showcasing the compelling and sometimes controversial work of Atlanta-based artist Alfred Conteh. The exhibit, which runs July 13–August 10, is an overview of Conteh’s body of work, which includes mixed-media assemblages, paintings and sculptures. An opening reception and gallery talk by the artist will be held July 20 at the museum. “Most of what he does are these kind of mixed media, highly symbolic, highly stylized paintings,” explained curator Jeffrey Bruce. “Most of the paintings have some sort of constructed wood, assembled kind of quality to them.” The exhibit is titled, “Alfred Conteh: Non-Conformist Artist,” and as the title would suggest, it is very hard to pigeonhole Conteh’s work. His free-standing sculptures are completely non-objective studies of color, form and texture. His paintings are colorful, yet dark. Some of his works contain subtle discourse on African American culture. Other works have in-your-face text and imagery that is loud and abrasive. According to his website, he uses a variation of symbolism, historical elements, themes and imagery in his representational work. On the other end of the spectrum, he feels compelled to stop “leading the viewer down the road of visual symbolism” and allow rhythm, composition, texture and color to express itself without the intrusion subject matter.

Not so much a choir, but a group of singers who put their souls and collective consciousness into the act of performing with the bare and magnanimous voice. Sacred Harp singing is music in its true primal essence.

Sacred Harp Singing School July 20-21


The artist’s representational works use pop culture and historical imagery to comment on African American culture.

For Conteh, this exhibit is a bit of a homecoming, because he is originally from the Macon/Fort Valley area. After high school, he attended college at Hampton University in Virginia, where he received his BFA in 1997. He later moved to Atlanta, where he maintains his studio. While the exhibit does not focus on a particular aspect of the artist’s wide-variety of styles, it does feature the first exhibition of six works from the artist’s contentious “Pimp Series.” “These work have never been exhibited before,” said Bruce. “We will be the first institution to show these works.”


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The curator described the series as using the pop culture image of “the pimp” to provide commentary about African American culture. Each piece contains imagery and a large paragraph describing a different type of pimp. Examples include “The Athlete Pimp,” “The Preacher Pimp” and “The Natural Pimp.” While the simplistic nature of the titles could easily lead the viewer to believe they already know what direction the artist has taken and move on, the texts are often surprising. Each adds a deeper sense of understanding and a bit of confusion. In his work, Alfred Conteh struggles to be a non-conformist. The wide and varied nature of the work featured in this show are a clear indication of that fact. But his representational work is clearly about the portrayal of African Americans in the media, and upon reflection, it’s conceivable that his non-objective work might stem from a desire to escape the burden of trying to deal with such a huge issue within his work. According to the curator, the struggle between being defined as an artist who happens to be African American, and being defined as an African American artist, has been a longtime issue for artists. Conteh’s body of work seems to be divided between the two camps, either from of a desire to be neither, or a desire to be both. Tubman African American Museum: 340 Walnut St., Macon;

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. For a complete list of community arts and cultural events, visit

ingers and history buffs alike will thoroughly enjoy this annual event! Sacred Harp Singing, sometimes also called ‘"fa-so-la" or shape-note singing, involves singing parts without instrumental accompaniment. The repertoire includes psalms, fugues, odes, and anthems by the first American composers (1770-1810) as well as folk songs and revival hymns (1810-1860). It is a non-denominational community music event that emphasizes participation, not expertise. At Friday’s “singing school,” a clinician will instruct beginners and experienced practitioners in the history, tradition, and performance practices of this authentic piece of Americana. Participants will also view the documentary Awake, My Soul: The Story of the Sacred Harp. On Saturday, July 21, Sacred Harp singers young and old will travel from throughout the Southeast for the annual singing and potluck luncheon at Spivey Hall. Bring a covered dish to share and prepare to enjoy a soul-stirring musical experience and wonderful fellowship. Please bring your own Sacred Harp book and if you have any extras, please bring those to share! All are welcome, from beginning singers to lifelong experts! Teachers who wish to earn one PLU by participating in both days’ activities should download the PLU and mail or fax the PLU form found by clicking here. Please secure your principal’s approval and submit the form and $35 fee to Spivey Hall no later than the first day of the class. Both days free and open to the public, but advanced registration is required for participation in the singing school. Sacred Harp Singing School: Friday, July 20, 10AM – 4PM. Community Singing and Potluck Luncheon: Saturday, July 21, 10AM - 4PM Phone: 678-466-4491. Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA

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Summer is not a time for TV at our house. We try and burn up the road as much as possible, and with a brother freshly moved to Amelia Island, it’s been hard not to. Still, thanks to DVR, whenever we do sit down, we’ve got something to look at, and over the past few weeks, I’ve been finally watching Breaking Bad. I know I’m late to the ballpark on this one, but damn. Bryan Cranston as a broken down chemistry teacher turned criminal mastermind is just perfect, and a show littered with tweakers and murderous psychopaths is always up my alley. I’ve been also watching Newsroom, with Jeff Daniels and I always enjoy it up until the last ten minutes, when they start giving themselves a mouth hug. I think True Blood jumped the shark fairy a long time ago, but I still watch it, but mostly I sit there and long for the return of Boardwalk Empire.


SEAN COSTELLO Before he died alone in a cheap motel room under the wrong kind of haze, Atlanta’s Sean Costello was easily going to be the world’s next great blues musician. He came and played in Macon often, and we hardly ever missed a show of his. He used to cover Robert Ward Sr, which really tugged at my heart. I especially loved when he teamed up with my favorite singer / chicken coop percussionist Donnie McKormick, and started letting his voice go all over the place. It sounded so damn good. Anyway, someone sent me his album We Can Get Together last week, and I’ve been listening to little else. His rendition of Donnie’s song “Have You No Shame” is mind blowing, and “Going Home to Live with God” will send chills down your spine. It made me miss having a good blues joint in town. God bless 550 Blues. I’ve also been listening to Shovels and Rope too much on Daytrotter, Southern Bitch, Stevie Wonder, and J Roddy Watson and the Business.


ROCK CANDY TOURS By now you’ve certainly heard of Rock Candy Tours, and if you are like me and the Summer Heat is keeping you from really wanting to walk all over town, you should try their new nighttime tour. Focused on the downtown area, It launches this Friday, July 13, at 9 p.m. The tour will start just outside the Rookery on Cherry Street (look for the Rock Candy Tours sign!) and end at Grant's Lounge on Poplar The new tour, named "Free Birds and Night Owls," takes an hour and covers downtown landmarks like the Downtown Grill, the Dempsey Hotel, the Douglass Theatre, the Tic Toc Room, Capricorn Studio, Grant's Lounge and several more places that hold stories of Macon music history. The tour will cost $10. This tour is a different, shorter route and cheaper than their regular "Rock n' Roll Stroll" that takes place every Saturday (and will continue to do so!). The "Free Birds and Night Owls" walking tour will be offered every Friday night through the summer. To make reservations, call 478.955.5997.

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Free classes at PeachMac of Macon at Shoppes at River Crossing You have just purchased the coolest, newest, greatest device Apple has ever created. Learn how to maximize your iPad’s capabilities. Please join us for an hour of hands-on experience with your new iPad 2. - Intro to Mac; Every Saturday 10:00 – 11:00am. Cost free! If you're new to the Mac, or to OS X, this workshop is for you.

‘LEGALLY BLONDE, THE MUSICAL’ PRESENTED BY MACON LITTLE THEATRE Thru July 22, 2012 The Hollywood blockbuster turned awardwinning Broadway musical sensation follows a Beverly Hills blond, Elle Woods, as she sets out on a journey to prove to everyone that fashion-savvy girls can be taken seriously. After her boyfriend dumps her for someone a little more ''serious,'' she puts down the shopping bags, picks up the books and heads to the illustrious Harvard Law School! $18 adults; $15 seniors (60+); $10 students ages 23 and under. 4220 Forsyth Rd. 471-PLAY ROCK CANDY TOURS NEW “FREE BIRDS AND NIGHT OWLS” WALKING TOUR Rock Candy Tours is launching a new night time walking tour focused on the downtown area this Friday, July 13, at 9 p.m. The tour will start just outside the Rookery on Cherry Street and end at Grant's Lounge on Poplar. The new tour, named "Free Birds and Night Owls," takes an hour and covers downtown landmarks like the Downtown Grill, the Dempsey Hotel, the Douglass Theatre, the Tic Toc Room, Capricorn Studio, Grant's Lounge and several more places that hold stories of Macon music history. The tour will cost $10. This tour is a different, shorter route and cheaper than our regular "Rock n' Roll Stroll" that takes place every Saturday (and will continue to do so!). The "Free Birds and Night Owls" walking tour will be offered every Friday night through the summer. For more information or to make reservations, call 478.955.5997 or email


7.14 WESLEYAN MARKET Every second Saturday of the month, dozens of local growers and craft vendors set up their wares on the front lawn of Wesleyan College.



THE COX CAPITOL THEATRE proudly presents… SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS Show at 8 p.m. Admission is $10. Rockumentary is both a narrative film documenting LCD Soundsystem’s once-in-a-lifetime performance and an intimate portrait of front man James Murphy as he navigates the lead-up to the show, the day after, and the personal and professional ramifications of his decision.


7.19 STORIES & SONGS @ THE 567 CENTER FOR RENEWAL The 567 presents the July edition of its new monthly concert series, Stories and Songs. Stories and Songs isn't your typical concert-it feels more like sitting in a living room with your friends and a few of your favorite songwriters. Featured songwriters tell the stories behind the songs they play and talk about the art of music. Artists featured this month are Louise Warren, Jared Wright, and Sage Price. $7 general admission, $5 for students. Doors open at 7:30pm. 533 Cherry Street.

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. 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.

Sew Bizzy opens in downtown Macon

Sew Bizzy, a monogramming and gift emporium, celebrated its Grand Opening on Monday, July 2. Sew Bizzy is located at 329 Cotton Avenue and is owned by sisters, Cathy Kirkland and Diane Clough. The sisters originally thought about opening a bakery but after talking with a niece who had bought a small monogramming machine they started to think of other opportunities. “My friend works at the Fickling Building and she complained that there wasn’t a good place in Downtown to find a quick, personal gift for a co-worker or friend. And if you did then you couldn’t find a card or gift wrap. From there Sew Bizzy was born,” says Clough. Sew Bizzy provides a selection of unique and handmade gifts. “We have always been crafty. When we see something we figure out how we can make it ourselves,” says Clough. Monogrammed towels, bags and children’s items are packaged with other gift items to create personalized gift baskets. “We plan to keep a stock of pre-made baskets but if you want something specific we will help you put it together,” says Kirkland. After they put it together they will even deliver. “We deliver throughout Downtown and to the hospitals,” says Kirkland. Sew Bizzy will be open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Their phone number is 478-254-8112. Follow them on Facebook at


finishers in each class as well as an award for the person who is most brightly JOEY STUCKEY CD RELEASE PARTY dressed! All At The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame participants get 7:30pm - 10pm. Cash Bar by Hot Plates Restaurant Group. Hors d'oeuvres provided by a Moonlight Miles t-shirt with Locos Grill and Pub, Kroger and other eating sign-up and it's a establishments. Proceeds will benefit the great way to burn off Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and the Jazz all of those beer calories Association of Macon. Visit or call (478) 752-1585 to purchase your tickets. in preparation for the Concert Crawl Saturday night! The run starts at 9pm with sign-ups For more information on Joey Stuckey, visit starting at 7pm at Central City Park. Just leave your car at Central City Park and ride the provided trolley to the starting line at Tatnall Square Park. Sign up early and save SATURDAY $5, visit



REPTILE RENDEZVOUS Presented by Museum of Arts and Sciences 10am-4pm. Meet the Mini-Zoo’s large collection of reptiles and amphibians, along with others that will be visiting the Museum for the day. At 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. in our Auditorium, Jason Clark will entertain and educate you with his reptile show. You don’t want to miss this!! $10 adults, $5 ages 2-7, free for members. 4182 Forsyth Road BRAGG JAM’S MOONLIGHT MILES Moonlight Miles is a 5k Urban Street course at night (street lights are on course but headlamps are recommended) A course map will be available here prior to the race. The July 21st run will start at Tatnall Square Park and end in Central City Park with plenty of fun on the way. Prizes will be awarded for the top


7.27 KONVERSATIONS & KONNECTIONS: A WINE & CHEESE SOCIAL Admission is $20 and will allot you the option to sample either 8 different types of wine or 6 different types of beer! If you sample a beer or wine that excites your pallet, the winery will have special discount pricing on the beer and wine at the venue for purchase. If you want to continue partying after the social, the Lounge will be open until 2AM and you can continue partying with the NUPEs! 6 pm to 2 am, Phone: 478-957-2570 The After Dark Lounge, 3640 Eisenhower Pkwy Suite 330.

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Open gallery exhibits at Contemporary Arts Exchange. Resident and guest artist exhibits every First Friday, 7 - 10 p.m. 2nd Floor, 590 Mulberry St. Art on the Avenue Fine Art Gallery New monthly gallery shows. 2368 Ingleside Ave, 478-743-3720

farmer’s markets

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.

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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. Life Through Time: Dinosaurs & Ice Age Mammals – through Sept 16, 2012. Journey back through time to see how some famous animals lived in their environments. Experience the sights, sounds, and actions of robotic animals. This exhibit showcases 10 extinct animals: Tyrannosaurus Rex, Sabertooth Tiger, Mammoth, and others. Interactive activities will include a robotic skeleton you can control, crayon rubbing tables, and a dinosaur dig. 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 adults, $4 students. Children under 6 free. The Sidney Lanier Cottage House Museum, 935 High Street in Macon, is the birthplace of noted poet, musician & soldier, Sidney Lanier (1842-1881). Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm and tours are $5. 478.743.3851


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Anthony Harris - If you live downtown, then you’ve seen Anthony Harris. You may not know him, but he’s a fixture there, raising his two kids right in the heart of Macon. A nude model, and actor, a writer, a film maker, super hero stand-in, the list goes on. Never afraid to say what he thinks, there is barely an issue that peeks his head up that he doesn’t have something to say about. We caught up with him in our old loft, because that’s where he lives! These are a few of Anthony’s....

FAVORITE THINGS Family: It sounds cliche but as the old adage says, "How can you love anyone/thing else if you don't love your own damn self?". People should never forget the Past and where they come from. My life is not only affected by the Present and Future but also the Past. Through thick and thin, Family is the one thing that really matters. Heather, Elizabeth, Max, Caesar, Oreo, and our new addition, a Golden Retriever named Zira, mean the World to me. My Autograph collection: Although I don't collect anymore. I will always cherish what I have. It not only represents my youth but it represents my Parents. Some of the autographs in my collection were passed down to me from Mom and Dad. Including a signed Baseball from Hall of Famer Luke Appling that was my Dad's, a signed Maria Callas album, and Jayne Mansfield's autograph that my Mom got when she worked for famed Marilyn Monroe photographer Bruno Bernard. Some of the other autographs that I acquired are legendary bass player Dee Dee Ramone (whom I met while staying at the Chelsea Hotel in 1998), Dr. Timothy Leary (I met him at Dragon Con in the early 90's), Clint Eastwood (No, I did not get it when he was in town. I got it way back when he was Mayor of Carmel, California), Joan Jett (I got hers when she played in Macon in front of The Douglas Theatre), and Sex Pistols' guitarist Steve Jones (who I met when I saw the Sex Pistols on their first reunion tour in Memphis TN. at Mud Island Amphitheatre). The Black Schlumpf: From 1975-1979 we lived in Germany (my Dad was stationed there in the Army). Well long before the Smurfs broke it big in the States they were huge in Europe. In Germany they called them Schlumpfs. As a little boy I used to collect them. Being a time when political correctness did not run rampant, they produced a black Schlumpf. I ended up giving my blue Smurfs to my kids but the black Smurf is still with me. I like it because it reminds me of a time when things were so much better. It was not so whiney and politically correct. Imagine the uproar if they produced a black Smurf now. "Bali": "Bali" (I gave him that name) is a Temple Guard from Bali that has been in the Family for a long time. After my Grandmother died he was given to me. How he joined the Family? My Uncle bought him overseas during his travels. He is about 160 years old (circa 1850's). My Alan Moore collection: Famed Comic book writer Moore is an incredible writer to me and I have been a big fan of his for a long time. By melding the past and the future, he speaks to me. He is a master at combining the two and making it fresh. On top of that, he does it so eloquently. Oh, and I have his autograph. Movie collection: Most of them are on VHS and most of them are pre-1990's which, again, reflects my obsession with the past. They just don't make movies like they used to. Of course there are some visually stunning stories that can now be told thanks to technology but as a whole the imagination that went into the Classics is so much more gratifying. Besides that, they don't make Directors, Screenwriters, and Actors/Actresses like they used to. Where we live: I love living Downtown and I love our apartment. In my opinion, Downtown is the only place to live in Macon. The apartment is cozy and I love the layout. I also love the fact that when I come down the stairs I see a red door and when I step outside, turn to lock it, it is black. Someone was a Stones fan.

New Plans and Expanded Line-Up Well Underway for Bragg Jam - July 28th The Bragg Jam Festival continues to expand its reach and offer more opportunities for all ages to experience Macon, Georgia’s signature summer music festival throughout Macon. Bragg Jam Festival 2012 will take place on Saturday, July 28, starting at 10 a.m. with Arts @ the Park and last well into the night with its trademark Concert Crawl.Below is a breakdown of Bragg Jam’s signature events that promote music, arts and community throughout Macon every last weekend of July, rain or shine.

Moonlight Miles

Saturday, July 21, 7 p.m.-until Central City Park & Tattnall Square Park $15-25 to participate, FREE for Spectators Bragg Jam’s nighttime 5K fundraiser returns on Saturday, July 21. Registration and check-in starts at 7 p.m. at Central City Park. Racers will then be transported to the starting line at Tattnall Square Park starting at 8 p.m. At Tattnall Square Park, Intown Neighborhood Association will have the outdoor movie screen playing eighties music videos. The race will begin at 9 p.m. sharp, with a live music performance and runners’ send-off by Streetline, Macon’s drum line. Additional live music will be playing from front porches along the route, which winds from Tattnall Square Park through the College Hill Corridor and downtown, and finishes back at Central City Park where Sterling Waite and the Cotton Avenue Hustlers will be performing a concert as racers cross the finish line. Participants are invited to run or walk in the event. Awards will be given for fastest times in various age levels, but there will also be trophies for best costume, best glow-inthe-dark and even “most enthusiastic spectator.” The first 100 participants will receive a free Moonlight Miles t-shirt.

Patron Party, Armory Ballroom

Friday, July 27, 7 p.m.-midnight, $100 & up Bragg Jam officially kicks off on Friday, July 28 with its Patron Party at the Armory Ballroom, starting at 7 p.m. The event is open to sponsors who donated $100 or more to the festival. There will be silent and live auctions as well as a performance by the Atlanta Funk Society. Sponsorships will be accepted up to the night of the event and can be

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Arts @ the Park, Free Saturday, July 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Bragg Jam’s free, family-friendly event has officially moved indoors to beat the summer heat! Arts @ the Park will take place inside the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. The event will include live music from the Friday Knights, an Athens-based kids’ band who have been featured on VH1. There will also be face painting, the Museum of Arts & Sciences Animal Show, Ocmulgee National Monument Activities, magic shows and hands-on arts activities including a live graffiti artist (who will perform at the Concert Crawl that evening) and a community art project.

Concert Crawl

Saturday, July 28, 5 p.m.-until $20 Wristband available at all venues day of event Bragg Jam’s signature Concert Crawl cranks up at 5 p.m. This year, there are 46 bands on 12 different stages, from the Mellow Mushroom off Bass Road to the Cox Capitol Theatre in the heart of downtown, with free trolley service throughout the night. Among the new stages this year is the all-ages, nonsmoking “Local Celebrity Stage” at the Historic Terminal Station. Additional venues this year include the Cox Capitol Theatre, the 567 Center for Renewal (two stages), the Rookery, Bottoms Up, Fowl Play, Roasted Café & Lounge, the Hummingbird Stage & Taproom, Asylum, the Shamrock and Mellow Mushroom. Among the 46 bands confirmed for this year’s Bragg Jam include Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Dead Confederate, the Randall Bramblett Band, Col. Bruce Hampton, Noot d’Noot, Lydia Loveless, Bukue One (the graffiti artist from Arts @ the Park), American Aquarium, Broken Bootsraps, Shonna Tucker’s Eye Candy, Bloodkin, Woolfolk and DJ Muggs of Cypress Hill. Local acts include Jubee & the Morning After, Gringo Grande, Saint Francis, Stoopgrass, Back City Woods, Homeless Hill and more.


Nary a Chance to Succeed Georgia is ranked as the third worst statein the country for the number of legal barriers facing people with criminal records. Georgia state law and policy actually create crippling obstacles for an ex-offender to gain employment, even for manual labor in menial work. LARRY SCHLESINGER President Pro Tem Macon City Council


everal years ago and out of some measure of desperation, a less fortunate individual among us approached me, asking if I could help him find a job - any job! So I called a local employer who I knew had what I would term menial positions to offer. During our conversation, this employer said to me that he was perfectly willing to consider this person for employment, but that he would require this person to submit to a drug test, a credit check, and a criminal background check. “If he fails any one of these,” I was warned, “he’s not going to get the job.” Subsequently, this prospective employee assured me that he would pass his drug, credit, and criminal background checks with flying colors, so I just sent him on his way. But as it turned out, he failed the criminal background check and just as I was warned, he didn’t get the job. Initially, I was miffed at this prospective employee for misleading me vis-à-vis the apparently disqualifying criminal

behavior of his past. But the more I thought about it, and despite the fact that he had already done his time and paid his debt to society for his transgression, I realized that this individual was going to find it exceedingly difficult get his life back on track if his status as an ex-offender prevented him from even being hired for manual labor in menial work. Since then, I’ve learned that existing Georgia state law and policy actually create crippling obstacles like this for many ex-offenders. Try as many of them might to get their lives back on track and in order, these barriers actually serve to increase the rate of prison recidivism that ultimately result in unreasonable social and economic strains on taxpayers like you and me. Tim Floyd, Director of Mercer’s Law and Public Service Program, coordinated Mercer University Law School’s publication of a book entitled Collateral Consequences of Arrests and Convictions: Policy and Law in Georgia. It is the first work of its kind to examine the impact of state law and policy on ex-offenders who reenter society after serving time, and its pages describe a state system that erects unavoidable roadblocks for ex-offenders.


This study maintains that these roadblocks result primarily from the broad dissemination of arrest and conviction records that ultimately prevent ex-offenders (just like the individual I described above) from attaining the essentials for reentry: employment, housing, public assistance and the right to vote. Additional evidence of these crippling disabilities comes from a national study recently conducted by the Legal Action

University, I raised what I regard as the injustice of it all with representatives from the Atlanta-based Georgia Justice Program, a non-profit organization. Its initiative termed “The Coming Home Project” specifically addresses this whole issue of civil consequences after a criminal arrest or conviction. In response to my concern, Doug Ammar, Executive Director of the GJP, confirmed that many individuals in

Tim Floyd, Director of Mercer’s Law and Public Service Program, coordinated Mercer University Law School’s publication of a book entitled Collateral Consequences of Arrests and Convictions: Policy and Law in Georgia. It is the first work of its kind to examine the impact of state law and policy on exoffenders who reenter society after serving time, and its pages describe a state system that erects unavoidable roadblocks for ex-offenders. Center in Washington, D.C. that ranks Georgia as the third worst state in the country for the number of legal barriers facing people with criminal records. Perhaps even worse, the study also reveals that whenever a person is arrested, a record of that arrest is maintained by the Georgia Crime Information Center, a division of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation charged with creating a statewide, central repository for the collection, maintenance and dissemination of all local law enforcement and criminal justice records. The stark reality is that the record of the arrest itself is readily available to public and private entities, even if the individual is not convicted of the charge for which he or she was arrested. At a forum in February at Mercer

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Georgia who ultimately relapse and return to the cycle of poverty and crime do so out of desperation and frustration with the multitude of structural barriers that await them upon their release from prison. Year after year, our State of Georgia maintains one of the highest rates of incarceration in the entire country, and taxpayers like you and me spend billions of dollars on prison systems that are supposed to help rehabilitate them. But the numbers also show that more than 40 percent of Georgia’s ex-offenders commit crimes within three years of their release and wind up back behind bars, and this Mercer University Law School study reveals quite clearly that the barriers currently in place give most of ex-offenders nary a chance to succeed.

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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 11a2p, 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

The Dawghouse Bar & Grill Open Monday - Sunday, serving daily lunch specials and a daily happy hour. LD • BAR • $ 634 Shurling Drive

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.

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


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

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

and Roasted Chicken. Also, delicious salads and grown-up PB&Js.Try their famous Date Shake or specialty coffees. 442 Second Street, downtown Macon.

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

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. $-$$


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. Macon’s Mellow Mushroom In 1974, three college students in Atlanta opened the first of what has now grown to 100 restaurants. Each one locally-owned 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.

Mellow Mushroom will be celebrating its "Three Year Anniversary" on Friday, July 27th! Enjoy live music with Freelance Ruckus at 8pm. Festivities start at 5:30pm, with fun for the entire family.

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 MonFri 4-7pm. LD • BAR • $-$$ Tom Hill Sr. Blvd.


Adriana’s Quick & delicious cafeteria-style 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 • $-$$


Friends Bar & Grill of Byron Daily lunch specials, poker, pool and karaoke. 101 W. E. Green Jr. Parkway Byron


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. Roasted Cafe & Lounge Serving delicious specialty deli-style sandwiches like the Cali Club,The Greek Heat

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 • $-$$

The Tic Toc Room Contemporary setting with a sophisticated menu, great wine selection. D • BAR • $$-$$$ 401Cherry Street, 743.4645


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

Eating out with kids doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Here are local restaurants offering meal deals for kids. Now you can enjoy an affordable night of family-friendly dining without breaking the bank.

EVERYDAY IHOP (Tom Hill Sr. Blvd. 254-7100 or Eisenhower 784-0800 ) – 12 and under eat free; one per adult – 4:00 – 9:00 pm MELLOW MUSHROOM - Now thru June 15, 2012, Mellow is offering a 30% discount to all children that come in wearing their sports uniform. Kid's menu items include Mac 'n Cheese, Mini Pizza, PB & J, Grilled Cheese Sandwich and a Kiddie Calzone to name a few. S & S Cafeterias – 10 and under eat for 99¢ – purchase one adult meal and dine in; no limit on number of kid’s meals – all day Sunday Cici’s Pizza – Kids 3 and under eat free from the Cici’s Pizza buffet everyday!

MONDAYS McAlister’s Deli (Presidential Parkway 4747783 and Zebulon Road 405-6825) - 12 and under; one per adult – after 5pm (Tuesday also) Barberitos- Kids eat free after 3pm with the purchase of an adult entree. Dine in only. One per adult, twelve and under Giuseppi’s Pizza & Pasta (477-7400) – 11 and under eat free; one per adult – all day

TUESDAYS Moe’s Southwest Grill - One kid 12 and under eats free with the purchase of any adult entree. Locos Grill & Pub- Kids eat free on Mondays at Locos Grill & Pub. Purchase of an adult entree is required.

WEDNESDAYS Calientes Burrito Shop (471-8110) – 12 and under eat free; one per adult – after 6:00 pm Georgia Bob’s (257-6710) – 10 and under eat free; one per adult – and after 5pm Saturday

THURSDAYS Barberitos- Kids eat free after 3pm with the purchase of an adult entree. Dine in only. One per adult, twelve and under

SUNDAYS Firehouse Subs (3 Locations) – 2 free kid’s meals when you purchase a Medium or Large Sub – Sundays Only.




Please add this to your "worst thing about Macon survey" - People can't forget what color they are and add this to best thing about Houston County. People think Black & White is a store, not skin color! Also, America would be a better place if people would just stop making references to the "Black Community." - Nikki via


Complaint Filed Against BOE's Tommy Barnes With Georgia's Attorney General Last week local activist Darren Latch of the Bibb School Supporters filed an official complaint with Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens regarding the letter sent to Bibb Board of Education President Tommy Barnes by the Professional Standards Commission. This complaint was partly based on information gathered independently and from WeArePolitics. If you recall, the letter in question stated that the Bibb County Board of Education conduct an investigation into the spending habits of Superintendent Romain Dallemand. BILL KNOWLES Active member of the Bibb Republican Party

s you also may recall, Barnes states that he never received the letter at home, and has been VERY cagey about whether or not he had or had not received it at all. In recent days, in an act of covering one's own posterior, The Macon Telegraph has reported that Barnes has called for a new mail delivery procedure for the BOE. When asked again about the letter from the PSC, Barnes gave his staple answer, "Personnel issues cannot be discussed." In your own words, Mr. Barnes..."Bullshit!" (This was Barnes response to citizens who ‘dared’ question Dr. Dallemand’s decision to go to Belgium.) Here is the copy of the letter sent by Latch to the Attorney General's office: Dear Mr. Ritter, Following recent developments within the Bibb Board of Education and its’ handling of two recent formal Professional Standards Commission complaints, I intend to file a complaint with your Office, in regards to William Thomas Barnes, III, the Board President. I respectfully request the issue be addressed with urgency, as we are approaching Board elections that are hotly contested, in part due to the issues previously addressed through your Office.


Complaint - Issue No. 1 Violation of Open Meeting & Open Records Act Concealment from the sitting Board of Education (BOE) members, of a formal complaint from the Professional Standards Commission (PSC) in relation to the Superintendent’s alleged “Misuse of Public Funds�. The PSC Board voted in favor of forwarding the complaint to the Bibb BOE – Board members for further investigation and continued monitoring of the Superintendent’s spending of taxed funds. The PSC forwarded that complaint, addressed to Mr. Barnes at the BOE office at 484 Mulberry St, Macon two months prior to becoming public knowledge. Media outlets questioned elected Board members and all reported they were not advised, or aware of the formal complaint. Mr. Barnes stated that he would offer no further comment in relation to the complaint or its handling. Complaint – Issue No. 2 Violation of Open Records Act / Open Meeting Act (Preemptive)


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Dallemand with Barnes" Courtesy of The Macon Telegraph

A formal complaint, filed by me, to the Professional Standards Commission (PSC) Dear Editors: was reviewed by the PSC Board and voted on I was born and reared in Macon, GA. I am a product of a Catholic education from K18:0 to have the complaint: “false resume 12 and a very good private, small college. I have a fantastic brother, an incredible sisclaims’ further investigated by the Bibb Board ter, and both of my parents still with me, as well as a wonderful extended family filled of Education. The Bibb BOE is due to receive with the blessings of some very special children. I also have an incredible church that complaint, I believe in the first week of community. I am not only very fortunate, but truly very blessed and I count those July, 2012. In a statement made by Mr. Barnes, blessings daily. I have traveled extensively and I have lived in other cities: President of the Bibb BOE, he stated that the Spartanburg and Myrtle Beach, SC; Baltimore, MD; Washington, DC. I have always claims were “frivolousâ€? and would not be volunteered and tried to give back to my community. But it is apparent that this cominvestigated. Again, this is before the Board munity – my community – is in failing mode. Our school board's actions and inacmembers will be ‘permitted’ to view the formal tions when faced with proof and mismanagement; the bitter hate mongering going on PSC complaint, or as an elected Board, have amongst the leaders of our community; the divisive and petty lies that have been had an opportunity to review said information. bantered around about the consolidation issue (by most of those very same leaders); In both instances, the President of the Bibb and now the problems with animal control and the hiring at $12k/month of an out of Board of Education – Mr. Barnes, has allegedly town individual to do the "dirty work" of the county leaders (except Joe Allen). We concealed one complaint and is not likely (per need to wake up and take a look Macon! Why would any of our children EVER want statement) to present the second complaint to sitto come back to live here and raise a family if they can get out and stay out? ting-elected Board members to further investigate, Macon’s leadership has proven time and again that they would rather have someone as directed by the PSC. – anyone – (even someone who lies and fabricates part of their resume) in positions There has been no due process followed on of educational leadership, rather than find someone local to do a job! It truly is a terriwhat is a formal complaint, from a formal State ble thing... Come on Macon! Demand better leadership and get involved! Our chilAgency on Ethics, Standards and Accountability. dren, our animals and our tax dollars deserve so much better! Only you and I can The Public have had information concealed from make a difference (and we can!), but first we need to wake up, look around and get them, as has the Bibb Board of Education Board informed!!! Form your own opinion! Don’t let someone you think may be a leader members. guide you with theirs – read, learn, investigate, and find out! Just because someone Thank you for your time, efforts and considhas a different opinion doesn’t mean they “hateâ€? you. Together we can take our comeration in what I and our community believe are munity back from the Dallemands, the Nay-Sayers, the “Yesâ€? men & women, and the serious breaches within our Bibb Board of turn-a-blind-eye-idiots that are leading us now down a garden path to nowhere! Education and local governance. Who's with me? - GARY, via WK+RXU&URVVZRUG 3X]]OH-XQFWLRQFR Sincere regards, Darren Latch $FURVV

here is most certainly something rotten on Mulberry and even though Barnes is on his way out, this situation must be investigated by the Attorney General’s office and Barnes be held accountable for his actions. This whole episode reeks of a conspiracy to protect Dallemand from any further controversy and more revelations of the frivolous spending habits that the good doctor has shown during the his reign of terror in Macon. Further, there is very little question that Barnes got the letter from the Professional Standards Commission and purposely did not present it to the entire board, instead choosing to either bury it or share it with Dr. Dallemand and possibly a few of the other blind loyalists that are on the board. Either way, Barnes has got his hands caught in the proverbial cookie jar. The only question that really remains is whose hands are in there with him.



















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A glimpse at what Macon’s nightlife has to offer - by Sean Pritchard We finally had a successful Second Sunday! I was beginning to get worried after two straight months of bad luck with the weather, but aside from being a few degrees cooler and losing a pair of nice sunglasses, it couldn’t have been better. Baxter and the Gringo Grande guys, you did an excellent job and thanks again to Nadia and everyone at College Hill for sticking with it and giving us a reason to look forward to Sundays. I’m especially happy to have family from England visiting right now. We took them to Second Sunday and were able to introduce a few friends to them but the next two weeks will be spent showing them around the town. My dad has a long list of places he wants to take them but I’m thinking nothing really embodies the spirit of Macon like a trip to Billy’s Rock, a ride on the River Walk and one of Rock Candy’s night walk tours. While most of them are a bit older than me and would likely rather stay indoors, my cousin Dan is eager to get out and about so if you’ve got suggestions or want to be a guide for an evening, let me know. Roasted has done a fine job of filling up their schedule with some quality bands and are quickly becoming an all-ages favorite around town. On the 14th, they’ll be hosting a record label showcase for Relief in Abstract, a record label based in Orlando, Florida that supports and exposes young producers and electronic artists around the globe. The showcase will feature buzz-worthy act XXYYXX, as well asFortune Howl and others. The man behind XXYYXX, is Marcel Everett, a 16 (yes) year old who has gained national acclaim for his work with much more wellknown acts like Teen Daze and Giraffage. This is one of those shows that people will look back and say “I remember when he played at Roasted that one Saturday night and now he’s touring Europe”. The kid has got some incredible talent that is worth checking out. And it’s free. You can visit their website or Facebook for a complete

list of shows. The following Wednesday, the Cox Capitol Theatre will be featuring the oneday, nationwide premiere of a film called Shut Up & Play the Hits. The film, which was an official selection of both Sundance and Cannesthis past year, follows James Murphy in the final days of his worldrenowned project LCD Soundsystem. You may know LCD's music from the movie Stepbrothers during the opening credits when Dale and Brennan first meet each other. Or perhaps you remember the track "All My Friends", a 7 minute plus song featuring repetitive…everything, that helped land a Grammy Nomination for "Electronic Album of the Year" in 2007 and has been covered by practically any touring band you can think of, most notably Perpetual Groove. Murphy is also known for heading up electro-punk group Death From Above 1979, one of the most remixed artists of all time. Needless to say, it's a film for anyone that loves art, not just a certain genre of music. Even better, the Capitol is one of only three theaters in the entire state showing the movie. As I was writing this column on Monday, I received some incredibly unfortunate news that a friend by the name of Chandler Reid had passed away after a very long battle with a heart defect. For

Chandler Reid Sept 9th, 1989 – July 9th, 2012 “It’s a battle between heart and mind, no one really wins this time”

those who knew Chandler, the loss was immensely bittersweet as he had struggled and fought for years but we can all be thankful that at least his pain is over. He had an incredibly bright spirit and mind, and was one of the most passionate people I've ever had the pleasure to know. I remember when I first met Chandler, I was not the biggest fan of him. I had just ended a long relationship with a girl and had a big falling out with her and her friends and Chandler started spending time with them. Being 17 or so at the time, my first inclination was to feel like he was intruding at a very rough time and was taking advantage of the situation to get closer to them. I was 17. I realized, after a conversation with him one night, that he was simply trying to be a companion and help a group through a rough time because he would have wanted the same from someone. Ever since then, I had a complete respect and admiration for him and tried to learn what I could from him. He used to email Luke Goddard, who founded, back when it was nothing more than a personal blog and would send him bands to review and help write out features. This was even before I got involved working with Luke but he was as much a part of the website and work as any of us are. It's been very difficult for me, not only because I was just beginning to get to know him well, but because he was loved by so many people and seeing them hurt is unbearable. I do take comfort, and hope that others will, in the fact that we should celebrate his full and vibrant life. He will be fondly remembered. I don't particularly feel like I can or should follow that with more news about what's going on around town the next few weeks but I will leave you with a short list. July 19th - Eddie & The Public Speakers @ The Hummingbird July 27th - Bragg Jam Patron Party @ The Armory Ballroom July 28th - Bragg Jam Concert Crawl @ Various Venues -



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The Mellow Mushroom on Bass Road will be celebrating its three year anniversary tonight with fun activities for the entire family starting at 5pm. Live music with Freelance Ruckus with start at 8:30pm. Most influenced by popular rock-n-roll of the sixties and seventies, these guys from Haddock, GA have been playing all over middle Georgia, from Jackson to Milledgeville and creating loyal fans along the way. Their online bio has this to say about their sound, “If Bob Dylan and Brad Nowell had a child and if Frank Zappa and Johnny Paycheck had a child and the two offspring mated...”

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Cotton Avenue Hustlers @ Billy’s Clubhouse Sterling Waite moved to Macon, Georgia from the Bronx in October 2009. Heavily influenced by new folk groups like Old Crow Medicine Show, the Avett Brothers, and Justin Townes Earle, Sterling formed the Cotton Avenue Hustlers, an old time string band, in the spring of this 2011. The group is named after Cotton Avenue which at one point was a major part of Macon’s economic center. “Hustlers” refers to the band’s frequent street performances in Macon.


Tyler Hammond Band @ Wild Wing Growing up, Tyler Hammond was destined to be a country music artist. As a child, growing up in Thomaston, Georgia, Hammond’s mother often put him to sleep by watching CMT, and his step dad constantly played the sounds of southern rock legends such as Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Allman Brothers. He began playing guitar in high school and also sang in church in his home town. When Hammond moved to Milledgeville, Georgia to attend Georgia College and State University, he began performing gigs in the small college town. Shortly after, guitarist and vocalist for the band, Joey Hollis, also a student from GC&SU and Warner Robins, Georgia native, partnered up with Hammond to travel Georgia playing acoustic shows together. After months of preparation, The Tyler Hammond Band performed their first show in August of 2009 at Capital City in Milledgeville. Since their first perform-

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Flat Bridge CD Release Party @ The Hummingbird After beginning at a local open mic night in the summer of 2011 as a trio with Aidan and Lance sharing the job of “front man” and Steven Taylor on drums, the band quickly added Stephen Thigpen on bass and got to work on mostly original music. Their music is an eclectic mix of country, folk, and rock.

Mama T & Kontraband @ Hud’s Clubhouse on 247 Mama T and her band get the party going by singing hits that you know and love and singing them well. They will have you up and dancing in no time.


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Radio Cult @ Wild Wing rain. All made easier to imagine due to the undeniable impact Georgia natives have had on music. Setting their own course to magnify that musical landscape is The Scott Little Band. 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 journey.

Roger Jackson Band @ The Hummingbird This Southern Boy has been playing since he was old enough to hold a guitar, and it shows. And while his band can play just about anything, and often do, Roger is also a great songwriter who has recorded a solid album at Paul Hornsby’s studio right here in Macon. Get out and Support this hard working musician!


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Ripped from a journal of suspected murderer found hiding out in Macon


n the months before their deaths, relatives say Mildred and Jewel Cleveland had struggled living in the same house with Mildred's grown son, Jason Howard. Jobless and socially withdrawn, Howard was a disturbed man who had been committed to a mental institution for schizophrenia following his arrest for robbing a bank. Although his mother thought that Howard could be rehabilitated and insisted that he live with them, relatives say her husband, Jewel, wasn't so sure. Police think that after killing and burying the Clevelands, Jason Howard continued to live in the house. He paid bills, cared for the family pets, and even took a trip to the family's vacation home. With the aid of cadaver dogs, Liberty County police found the bodies of Jewel and Mildred Cleveland JASON HOWARD wrapped in tarps and buried in a barn on June 15, 2004. An autopsy later conArrested 4/13/2009 4 Cts Felony Murder firmed that both had been shot in the head and that Mildred had been beaten first. In his own words from a November 1994 note, Howard explained: Let it be known that I, Jason M. Howard, can be extremely paranoid, therefore as a fugitive I will not only be carrying firearms but explosives as well...I'm not dangerous until I am crossed or cornered, so stay away. Keep away and don't blame me for a dead tactical team. Only yourselves to blame. For the next several years, Howard would live in the woods in Macon Georgia, in a camp he constructed out of camouflage tarps and tents and everything else he could find. He was featured on America’s Most Wanted during those years, though he would elude arrest until 2009, when Macon Police found him breaking into a rental car. Some months later, a friend of the 11th Hour, and a cross country runner, came across Howard’s camp in the woods. In it three journals were found. What follows is a page of one of these journals, the first in a series of pages that look inside the head of a suspected killer.

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