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KNOW MACON: AUGUST 27 - SEPT 10, 2013

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NEW COFFEE SHOP OPEN DOWNTOWN

by BRAD EVANS

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A few weeks back a friend of mine who moved away from Macon (no, not Chris Horne), got all excited about some article a fellow wrote about how Downtown’s progress is just an illusion, and that its supporters enthusiasm for it actually hurts its progress. My friend, who now lives in a bigger, more developed city, couldn’t wait to agree with this article, citing reasons why he left Macon in the dust for a greener pasture. When I called bullshit, my friend commented that my view was biased because the 11th Hour was so invested in downtown. He suggested that I make a graph of property values in the entire city of Macon. He was convinced that these property values would show that North Macon was where development was actually happening, where investors were really putting the money. He suggested I do the same thing with crime. Neither of these ideas were bad. But if I needed things like that to see all the great things happening downtown right now, I would be one blind SOB. You would be hard pressed to find a corner from Cherry Street to Poplar where there isn’t some construction

going on. It looks like half of Cherry Street is behind scaffolding some days down there. A Friday downtown used to mean about three dozen people shuffling around to the couple of bars on Cherry Street that were still open. Now you can’t throw Homeless Joe without hitting someone wearing Warby Parker glasses. Between coffee shops and Honky Tonks and new Boutiques, I can barley keep up with all the new things going on downtown. It’s okay to get excited about this because it’s exciting. What many of us have been hoping for is actually happening right now. It got that way because people had an idea they believed in. And it’s important to keep that momentum going. And Mercer Football is upon us. When I realized that I was going to be in Michigan for the season opener my heart sank. A sold out stadium in Macon, Georgia. Can you imagine what Tattnall Square Park is going to look like on Game Day? I hope to see many pictures pop up on my timeline, and I’m crossing my fingers that we keep that perfect record going. After all these years, it’s still cool to support Downtown Macon.

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AUGUST 27 - SEPTEMBER 10, 2013

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September 1: Mary Had a Little Lamb" was published. (1830). September 3: The image of "Uncle Sam", a symbol of America, was first used. (1813) Sept 5: Russian Czar Peter the Great imposes a tax on beards. (1698) Sept 6: Cal Ripken Jr. broke Lou Gehrig's baseball iron man record by playing in his 2,131st game.(1995) Sept 7: The first Miss America beauty Pageant is held in Atlantic City N.J. (1921) Sept 8: Star Trek premiered on television (1966)

Tailgating for Mercer’s Inaugural Football Game Whether you choose to tailgate downtown in Cherry Street Plaza or in one of the designated parking areas around Mercer’s campus, there are a few rules and guidelines to follow when anticipating Mercer’s first football game in 72 years. While we are sure many of you are old pros at the favorite football prelude, the city of Macon and Mercer want to let you know about their guidelines for some of the necessities of tailgating including catering and food, alcohol, tents and parking. So take a quick read, and then prepare your tailgating group for a day of fun, camaradie and Mercer pride on Saturday, August 31. Parking lots will open at 9 a.m. for tailgating. No overnight occupancy is allowed in tailgating areas. Tailgating sites must be cleared and cleaned by midnight or three hours after the game, whichever is earlier. Rule of thumb: Park on pavement, tailgate on grass. Parked cars are allowed to occupy only one parking space. Guests may tailgate around their car as long as they do not impede on the adjacent parking spaces or traffic flow. The grassy areas around campus, unless marked reserved, are open for general tailgating (see map for suggested tailgating areas).General tailgate areas are to be used on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tailgate Times and Locations

Guests may bring their personal tents for tailgating, with the following guidelines: 1) Size may not exceed an area of 200 square feet. 2) Tents must be erected on grassy areas or other areas that are NOT designated for vehicle parking. 3) Tents must be “frame tents” that can be erected without stakes. Personal “pole tents” are not allowed.

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Bringing Personal Tents

Guests have two choices. They may bring their own food in their own vehicle for consumption by their tailgate group, or they may order food through Mercer’s catering partner, ARAMARK. Mercer has an exclusive yearround contract with ARAMARK to provide food service for all events on campus. Please help us honor this agreement. If guests desire food from a caterer other than ARAMARK, they may pick it up and bring it into the tailgating area with them. Caterers will not be allowed to drive into the parking areas to deliver food to guests. This includes pizza deliveries. Outside food or beverages may not be brought into the Tailgate Packages and stadium.Purchasing FoodReservations for rented tents (includes tables and chairs) and catered food can be made through the Mercer Alumni Association on a first-come, first-served basis. Rented tents will be erected and available for use when guests arrive. Outside vendors such as tent rental companies and caterers, except those contracted by Mercer, will not be allowed on campus. To purchase tailgate packages and/or catered food, e-mail alumni@mercer.edu, or call the Alumni Association

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Vendors will not be selling or serving alcohol on campus or in the stadium on game days. Guests may bring their own alcohol into the tailgate areas, with the following guidelines:

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The Macon Transit Authority will provide $2 round-trip shuttles to the stadium. Transit stops are located at The Historic Terminal Station on Fifth Street and at the intersection of Cherry Street and Third Street in front of the Cherry Street Fountain. - Alcohol must be poured into opaque cups. - Guests may not carry glasses, bottles, cans or other containers with alcohol - No alcohol allowed in the stadium Charcoal grills are allowed. Propane grills are allowed if the propane tank size does not exceed five gallons. Grillers will be expected to extinguish and put away grills prior to the game. Hot charcoal may not be left unattended during the game. Grills should be placed on plywood or other platform to protect the grass. Dumping of used charcoal on the campus is not allowed. Digging of fire pits is not allowed. Open flames such as bonfires are not allowed

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General parking around the stadium will be available for $10 a car. Parking will be available throughout Downtown and in the parking decks. The Macon Transit Authority will provide $2 round-trip shuttles to the stadium. Transit stops are located at The Historic Terminal Station on Fifth Street and at the intersection of Cherry Street and Third Street in front of the Cherry Street Fountain. Stadium rules apply when carrying items onto transit. No open containers, please.

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Taste and See serves organic coffee and milk, and homemade baked goods. Owner, Kevin Reaves, thought that it would be a great idea to bring something distinctive to Macon and Middle Georgia. “The closing of Joshua Cup left a need for a quiet space for meetings and quiet conversations with friends,” says Reaves, “We want to have a space like that and we want it to be beautiful.” Reaves is also a landscape photographer and his work will be featured in the gallery. “I am proud to showcase my work here and hope it will provide a backdrop for the daily activities of people who live and work in Downtown,” says Reaves. “The timing is right with all that is happening Downtown. We hope that others will look at our business and the lofts above it and consider investing in the local community,” says Bryan Nichols, Reaves’ business partner and a Downtown developer in his own right. Taste and See Coffee Shop and Gallery will be open from Monday- Thursday 7:00a.m-10:00p.m and Friday- Saturday 7:00a.m-11:00p.m. More information can be found on the shop’s Facebook page at facebook.com/TasteSeeCoffeeShopGallery. The Shop is located at 546 Poplar Street. - Mechel McKinley, Mainstreet Macon

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Free classes at PeachMac of Macon You have just purchased the coolest, newest, greatest device Apple has ever created. Learn how to maximize your iPad’s capabilities, learn all about your Mac, and explore iCloud. Free classes thru August. To register call 478.257.6310 or Visit PeachMac.com. Click on Workshops, scroll down and select the workshop you’d like to attend!

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8.31 TRACI JOHNSON KIDS ART WORKSHOP Presented by Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia. Bring your kids of all ages to paint with local artist Traci Johnson. Limited spots available. $10 per child. Call Brandi Hartness to reserve your child's spot. Saturday, August 31, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at GoodBooks Café on Eisenhower Pkwy. MERCER TAILGATE Let's welcome Mercer Football back home in style! A tailgate sponsored by the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, NewTown Macon and Main Street Macon will be held in Cherry St. Plaza to allow folks to gather, celebrate and get ready to cheer the Mercer Bears on to victory! Free! 12 pm - 5 pm. For more info call 478-752-1585. JUICY J AND PROJECT PAT LIVE IN CONCERT AT MACON AUDITORIUM Juicy J is an American rapper, record producer and Academy Award-winning songwriter. He is a member of the duo Three 6 Mafia and is currently signed to Taylor Gang Records. He has released two solo studio albums with a third, Stay Trippy, due out sometime this summer. Joining Juicy J for the evening is none-otherthan his older brother and co-founder & former leader of the Three 6 Mafia,Project Pat! Tickets start at $92. 478-751-9232

MONDAY

9.02 ROBERT MCDUFFIE LABOR DAY FESTIVAL CLOSING CONCERT Presented by Townsend School of Music. 3:00 p.m. in Fickling Hall at the McCorkle Music Building. The concert will feature worldrenowned violinists Robert McDuffie and Amy Schwartz Moretti, conductor Ward Stare, and the MCS and Festival Ensembles. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information call (478) 301-5751 or visit music.mercer.edu.

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AFRICAN CHILDREN’S CHOIR

Presented by Vineville United Methodist Church, Free 6:30pm. The African Children’s Choir will perform at Vineville United Methodist Church in the Christian Life Center. While the concert is free and open to the public; a love offering will be taken to benefit the communities where the children live. About the Choir: The African Children’s Choir is composed of African children, aged 7 to 10 years old. Many have lost one or both parents through the devastation of war, famine and disease. They represent all the children of a continent and they demonstrate the potential of African children to become strong leaders for a better future in their land.

FRIDAY

9.06 THEATRE MACON PRESENTS “THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY” September 6 - 14, Fox On The Fairway takes audiences on a hilarious romp which begins as

Middle Georgia Art Association: Free and open to the public. Gallery open Tuesday - Friday, Noon - 5 p.m. Saturday, Noon - 3 p.m. 478.744.9557. MiddleGeorgiaArt.org. 2330 Ingleside.

Macon Arts Gallery The Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is always free. For more info call 478.743.6940. 486 First St.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 Robert McDuffie annual Labor Day closing concert presented in Fickling Hall at Mercer University. The concert will feature world-reknowned violinist Robert McDuffie and Amy Schwartz Moretti, conductor Ward Stare and the MCS ensembles. Admission is free and open to the public. Quail Valley Country Club prepares to take on archrival Crouching Squirrel in the annual interclub golf tournament . With a sizable wager at stake , the contest plays out amidst three love affairs, a disappearing diamond, objectionable sweaters, and an exploding vase. A charmingly madcap adventure about love, life, and man's eternal love affair with....golf! "A grand slam, and a joy to behold." (478) 746-9485 for General Reservations. Adults $18, students $10.

SUNDAY

9.08 SECOND SUNDAY FEATURING THE RICK HUBBARD KAZOO SHOW Presented by College Hill Alliance at Washington Park 6-8PM. The free outdoor concert takes place in beautiful, historic Washington Park as the sun sets over downtown Macon. Kids can splash in the park’s fountains. Leashed pets are welcomed. Picnics and coolers are encouraged. No tents please! Food and beverage will be available for purchase on site. Visit collegehillmacon.com or call the College Hill Alliance at 478.301.2008 for more information. “MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING” FILM SCREENING AT DOUGLASS THEATRE Much Ado About Nothing (U.S., Comedy, 109 minutes, rated PG-13 for some sexuality and brief drug use) Shakespeare's classic comedy is given a contemporary spin in director Joss Whedon's film, "Much Ado About Nothing". Using the original text, the story of sparring lovers Beatrice and Benedick offers a dark, sexy and occasionally absurd view of the intricate game that is love. “The smoothest and most... $5 per person. Screenings at 2 pm, 4:30 pm, & 7:30 pm There will be a discussion after the 4:30 showing.

THURSDAY

9.12 LUNCH AND LEARN: CREEK INDIANS ON THE OCMULGEE Presented by Museum of Arts and Sciences 12pm - 1pm. Research Update: The Creek Indians in the Ocmulgee River Valley -Archaeologist Stephen Hammack will present the latest in his research in England and archaeological studies from several locations in Central Georgia including the Great Lawn at Amerson Water Works Park. Stephen has been studying and doing research at Cambridge/Oxford in

England CK for the past year. $15 per person includes light lunch and drink; or $5 for the lecture only (reservations are required at least five day in advance for lunch). WEEKDAY IN WINE COUNTRY Presented by Federated Garden Clubs of Macon, Inc. Sample 6 wines selected by Tammara Butler of VINDULGE. Proceeds benefit the Neel House and the Federated Garden Clubs of Macon, Inc. 6-8pm. $25 per person pay at the door, 730 College Street .

FRIDAY

9.13 COUNTRY COMEDY TOUR Presented by The Grand Opera House. The Country Comedy Tour is an all-clean, family friendly comedy show suitable for all age groups. The high-energy and interactive show draws the crowd in and makes them a part of the action. Their television credits include 7 appearances on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, CMT, Fox, MTV, Fox Sports and NASCAR SPEED The Country Comedy Tour consists of comedians MG Gaskin, Matt Mitchell, aka “Casio Kid”, and Kelly Terranova. Admission $19 per person. 478-301-5470 SKY OVER MACON Presented by Museum of Arts and Sciences 710pm. Explore space, the constellations and planets visible from Central Georgia in "Sky Over Macon" in the Mark Smith Planetarium. The show starts with a general tour of the heavenly sights visible each season, then a live presentation updates the current position of the planets and special events in the sky. This program provides the latest information about current and upcoming celestial events for those who want to learn how to find constellations or planets in the sky or how to increase their knowledge of astronomy. Museum admission: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors and Military, $7 Students, $5 Children (3 to 17), FREE Children under 3

SATURDAY

9.14 ANTHONY HAMILTON IN CONCERT AT MACON CITY AUDITORIUM Featuring R & B superstar Avant and hosted by the hilarious Kevin "Damn Fool" Simpson just got BETTER! Tickets $55 and up. Doors open at 7pm. 478-751-9232

Wild Music: Sounds & Songs of Life Presented by Museum of Arts and Sciences thru September 8, - a remarkable exhibition that celebrates every note of every player in the symphony of life — is an interactive exhibit with rich experiences from three immersive environments — underwater, forest’s edge, and a city square. $10 for adults, $5 children 17 and under. 4182 Forsyth Road

Open gallery exhibits at Contemporary Arts Exchange. Resident and guest artist exhibits every First Friday, 7 - 10 p.m. MySpace.com/CAEMacon. 2nd Floor, 590 Mulberry St.

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Rock & Roll Stroll - a 2 1/2 hour guided walk through the Intown Historic residential and business district, this tour includes stories about and stops at some of the crash pads, offices and venues where Macon's music icons lived, worked and played, beginning at Washington Park on Magnolia Street and finishing at the famous H&H Restaurant on Forsyth St, where tour guests can rest and replenish on their own with vittles by everybody's favorite "Mama" Louise Hudson. Every Second Saturday of the Month at 10 am. Cost is $15 per person, or $10/person for six or more in a group. Reservations required at rockcandytours@gmail.com or 478-955-5997.

farmer’s markets

Wesleyan Market every second Saturday 9am - 1pm. Held monthly, this fun community event features a variety of locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods. Music, fun & educational events also offered. Free and open to the public. Mulberry Market every Wednesday. 4:30-7pm. Find a variety of all things fresh and local, from honey to breads, seasonal vegetables to grass-fed beef.

museum hours

Museum of Arts & Sciences. Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 – 5 p.m. $5 - $10. Free for Bibb Co. residents the first Sunday of each month. 478-477-3232. 4182 Forsyth Rd.

Tubman African American Museum Tuesday-Friday 9am – 5pm Sat – 11-5pm $8general admission $6 for seniors/students/military $4children www.tubmanmuseum.com

Georgia Children’s Museum: Tuesday – Saturday 10:30 -5:30, $4 per person, 2 and under free. Free admission on Tuesdays from 10:30 -1:30 for City of Macon residents and First Fridays. The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House in Macon. This houseturned-museum was where members of the Allman Brothers Band, their roadies, friends and families lived between 1970 and 1973.Call for hours. 741.5551. 2321 Georgia Sports Hall of Fame TuesdaySaturday, 9am-5pm (admission $8 for adults; $6 college students, & military;

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hen I first ran for office, I was propelled to do so because my neighborhood was being threatened by a massive interstate exchange to be built right next to us, walling us off from the rest of the city, destroying our quiet enjoyment, and wasting about two hundred million tax dollars, not to mention the threat to home values in the city’s second-highest property tax neighborhood. Now, ten years later, the only things that have changed are the size of the exchange. It has now widened to fourteen lanes (“by far the largest outside of Atlanta” according to the Telegraph) and will cost a half-billion dollars. And where will that money come from? It has been siphoned off from every other project Macon/Bibb needs and has asked for, including sidewalks, bike trails, and safer roads. Macon is paying the price for the Savannah ports and the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce to get the project they want in order to get the most people and cargo THROUGH Macon and not TO Macon. Meanwhile, the Forest Hill Road project, which pre-dated my election, has also gotten bigger despite the fact that it was designed to be a fast route to what we now call the “old mall” – obviously not a project that still needs to remain the same in scope as it was originally envisioned. Local activist Lindsay Holliday currently has a personal legal bill of more than $100,000 in an effort to scale down that project. Having served in the White House and in the State Capitol, I know how short is the memory of a voter. No matter what service you may have provided yesterday, the question is always, “Yeah, but what did you do for me today?” When readers see Forest Hill Road or the I-16/I-75 interchange as the headline of an article, many think to themselves, “Not that old subject again,” and move on to something more interesting. Boring old news. We all agree the interchange needs to be fixed but not on so monstrous and intrusive a scale. In the middle of Shirley Hills’ fight against the oversized interchange, while my wife was president of our neighborhood association and I was vocal on City Council, GDOT actually proposed to build an expressway extension not only through Shirley Hills but directly through my house. As my nextdoor-neighbor said at the time, “I guess that’s what we get for living next to you.” One of my fellow Council members who has not been part of this long saga said to me recently when I mentioned the inter-

change, “Oh, it’s got to be fixed. It’s the most dangerous intersection in Macon.” Actually, it’s not even in the top five in accidents measured by volume, while the top two are both in her district. But, as Orwell knew, if you state something enough times it becomes fact in the minds of the public. While GDOT is notorious at ignoring public opinion, they are still required to collect it. Fifty-four different neighborhood associations, civic organizations, and churches signed a petition asking that the interchange be downsized yet it all fell on deaf ears. There were still two best chances to have an impact. In 2008, Mayor Reichert called an “emergency” meeting of City Council saying that he had to have full approval of the huge interchange within 48 hours if we were to secure concessions for Pleasant Hill. Even though Councilman Tom Ellington had in his pocket an email from GDOT saying that wasn’t true, ten members voted not to allow any discussion then the same ten voted to approve the interchange. All three of our East Macon Council members voted no while those voting yes on both included Larry Schlesinger who now wants to represent Shirley Hills and North Highlands. The second opportunity came in April 2013 at the MATS meeting which sets longrange approval and funding for all road projects in middle Georgia. East-side Commissioner Lonzy Edwards moved to delete the huge interchange. Those voting with him included Commission Chairman Sam Hart and Councilman Henry Ficklin who also now seeks to represent Shirley Hills. The vote was 6-6 and Mayor Reichert voted to break the tie by voting against the express wishes of 54 neighborhood groups including Shirley Hills. We lost. Finally, one last effort was made at the August MATS meeting when Lonzy Edwards again voted to delete Forest Hill Road and one small section of the interchange. The vote was 8-7 in favor, with Hart, Ficklin, and myself on our side while the Mayor once again voted against us. All this vote does is delay the two projects by at least one year and as many as four years. What would the public have said had they known that one person voting against the delay co-owns 3 undeveloped acres only one lot removed from Forest Hill Road – land that will increase in value (it is now appraised as “rural”) with the massive resizing of Forest Hill Road? Nothing succeeds like excess.


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Bibb Dems Need to Clean House Guess what? I agree with Bill Knowles about the state of the Democratic party in Bibb county. The cronies in charge of the party have, literally, kicked themselves in the ass. It is time for an intervention by state party officials to clean house. Out with the old and in with the new.

There are plenty of local Democrats who do not align themselves with the Cotton Avenue Mafia. Unfortunately, they have been effectively squashed out of the party up to this point. It is time for leaders in the party who care more about unifying this community than dividing it. What is needed are leaders who preach hope and have a common vision for this community rather than relying on fear and suppression. It's time for leaders, and we do already have some, who care more about getting things done, rather than trying to get credit for any little thing they have done. The Democratic party should be the party of the people, not the party of casting blame. The behavior exhibited by the current leadership of the local party toward its

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own membership is an abomination. They should be ashamed of themselves. That said, I think we really need to think about whether or not we NEED a strong two-party system on the local level. It seems to impede progress more than advance it. Why do we really need partisan politics on the local level? Our local government's primary job is that of delivering services to residents. For example: public safety - police and fire departments, trash collection, landfill maintenance, parks and recreation, animal control, road and sidewalk maintenance. You get the picture. These are not things that involve, or at least should not involve, a national party's

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oversight. In fact, I believe that the intrusion of partisan bickering into these areas has adversely affected the delivery of these services by inviting unnecessary squabbles and petty politics. Just look at the voting records of the last few years of city council meetings if you need evidence of that. Two-thirds of the most populous cities in the U.S. have non-partisan local elections. Los Angeles is the largest American city with non-partisan mayoral elections. Voter turnout in LA has increased by 20% since implementation. Non-partisan elections would save Macon/Bibb tons of money by eliminating party primaries. Many Republicans I know have, in the past, wanted to vote for Democratic candidates on the local level but have been unable to do so due to the requirement of declaring party affiliation for primary voting. People really do want to think outside of the box if given the chance, especially on the local level. Just one more thing: To clarify, if you read my earlier column about voting rights, I still believe that the way State

Rep. Peake and State Sen. Staton operated by backstabbing Rep. Nikki Randall was wrong.They gave their word during the bargaining process to Randall that in exchange for the Sheriff being the top cop that, at least, the first vote as a consolidated Macon/Bibb would be done in a partisan manner. That, my friends, is just the sort of thing that the Cotton Ave Mafia uses as ammunition for their cause.Did the Republicans really need to hand that to them on a silver platter?!!! There is plenty of blame to go around as to the state of local politics. Maybe we can ALL use this as an opportunity to move forward. Why don't we try dropping the labels, locally, and pick up a common banner. Maybe we could call it the party of "Macon Progress!" Wouldn't that be a novel idea?

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Ethics In The Bibb County Government? A funny thing happened on the way to a consolidated Bibb County Government when Bill 1171 was passed by both houses of the Georgia General Assembly. Ethics happened. Up until the time of the passage of what most Bibb County residents know as the Consolidation Bill, although there were provisions for ethics in our local government, the old “Ethics Statement” was one paragraph stating the obvious: That elected officials and employees of the Bibb County government should conduct themselves in a selfless manner, while doing their best to be above reproach and not be after Mayoral financial gain by using their position Candidate in the county to do so. Apparently Sam Hart many of our public officials saw the previously overlooked clause as something of an antiquated law or provision that didn’t apply to “them”. Well gang, in what was condensed into a little over a paragraph of substance and was followed by a list of “nono’s” and other list of “okie doakes”, now takes almost two solid pages of substance which starts off with the opening paragraph of Section 20 of Bill 1171 flatly says it all: “Elected and appointed officers and employees shall demonstrate by their example the highest standards of ethical conduct, to the end that the public may justifiably have trust and confidence in the integrity of government. They, as agents of public purpose, shall hold their offices or positions for the benefit of the public, shall recognize that the public interest is their primary concern, and shall faithfully discharge the duties of their offices regardless of personal consideration.” Now before I go any further, you may remember last year when I broke the story about Bibb County Commission Chairman Sam Hart, his ownership of S & V Educational Systems of Macon, the conflict of interest that ownership brings to his office AND the fact that Bibb County’s own County Attorney Virgil Adams is none other than the “V” in S & V, with Sam being the “S”. To summarize the story itself, Hart and Adams own S & V. S & V is partially funded by grants from DFACS. DFACS is partially funded by the Bibb County Government, which Sam Hart, as chairman of the Bibb County Commission, votes to fund via the Bibb County budget process. None of which he has ever acknowledged in open discussions of the budget, though he has had ample opportunity.

Bill 1171 goes on in Section 20, Subsection (c): “Any elected or appointed officer or employee of the restructured government, any authority of the restructured government, or any agency or political entity to which this charter applies who possesses or who acquires any financial interest as might reasonably tend to create a conflict with the public interest shall make full disclosure in writing to the appointing authority or the commission, in the case of a member of the commission, at any time a conflict becomes apparent.” Sounds to me Chairman Hart will have some disclosures to disclose if he is elected Mayor of the newly consolidated government. Further down in the Bill it states that: “No elected member of the governing authority of

Macon-Bibb County nor any company or business in which such elected member or a member of his or her immediate family presently has an interest, direct or indirect, which is incompatible with the proper discharge of his or her official duties or which would tend to impair his or her independence of judgment or action in the performance of his or her official duties, shall do business with an authority associated with MaconBibb County nor an authority whose members in whole or in part are appointed by the governing authority of Macon-Bibb County nor shall any member of an authority of the restructured government do business with an authority associated with MaconBibb County or an authority whose members in whole or in part are appointed by the governing authority of Macon-Bibb County.” More disclosures please Chairman Hart….Especially if S & V has any contracts with the Macon-Bibb Economic Opportunity Council since the Bibb County Commission appoints three of its Directors. Bibb County elected officials have no more excuse to be “ethically challenged” in the future as the newly consolidated government NOW has a very good ethics policy. It is certainly stipulated that our officials must not only disclose any conflict of interest but must also comply with the policy itself. Now speaking of accountability, shouldn’t there be a complete and thorough investigation into the business relationship that Chairman Hart has with County Attorney Virgil Adams? For that matter, shouldn’t each of the candidates for Mayor, and for that matter the candidates for County Commission, file written disclosures that explain ALL of their business dealings that would be covered under the new ethics requirements? I challenge EACH and EVERY candidate to do so before the election so that the people of Bibb County can judge who they are electing and hold them accountable. I mean after all, if Chairman Hart has some conflicts, could there be any other conflicts of interest that we as citizens have the right to know? I wonder how many of the candidates will actually send written disclosures if I sent this article to them? Macon-Bibb, there is no question that this community is heading in the right direction. We have passed the Consolidation bill as a measure of good and common sense, our transportation system will be getting better in the future as the I-75/I-16 interchange will be revamped and made safer, Mercer has given our community the gift of college football again which will bring countless millions of dollars as well as thousands of visitors to Macon every season into our community, and our school system is returning to a sense of normalcy. The ship of Bibb County is FINALLY starting to right itself from the sinking state it has been in for decades. It is incumbent that for our community to continue to move forward and grow that we as tax payers and citizens have a level of trust in our elected officials. We should all hold them accountable for their business dealings, the conflicts that may or may not exist and the responsibilities that each of them has as our fiduciaries in government.

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LANIER CENTER FOR LITERARY ARTS TO HOST BEST-SELLING AUTHOR, SENA JETER NASLUND The Lanier Center for Literary Arts is proud to announce that Sena Jeter Naslund will be the featured guest at a special event in Macon on Wednesday September 25, 2013. The critically acclaimed nationally best-selling author is unparalleled in her ability to write fiction that gives life to history. In Ahab’s Wife, by reimagining the MobyDick Caption’s intelligent and adventuresome young spouse, Naslund captured the hearts and minds of booksellers, readers and book clubs all over the country. In Abundance, she transported readers to the French Revolution and boldly depicted the often-maligned Marie Antoinette as a graceful and compassionate queen, facing the guillotine with extraordinary courage. Her newest novel entitled, The Fountain of St. James Court; or Portrait of the Artist as an Old Woman is scheduled for release on September 17, 2013. In this novel, Naslund enchants readers with a tale of two worlds: one set in contemporary America and the other rooted in the turbulence of eighteenthcentury France. Naslund brings us two fully realized women of different eras, both of whom struggle to forgive themselves when they fail to balance motherhood, matrimony, and the work that sustains their souls. A writer tentatively approaches her autumnal years in modern day Louisville, and a painter in revolutionary France determines to survive and flourish. About the author: Sena Jeter Naslund is Program Director of the brief-residency Master of Fine Arts in writing at Spalding University and Distinguished Teaching Professor and Writer in Residence at the University of Louisville. A former Kentucky Poet Laureate and winner of the Alabama Governor's Arts Award, Naslund is also the recipient of the Harper Lee Award and the Southeastern Library Association Fiction Award. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky. The Lanier Center for Literary Arts Sidney Lanier (1842–1881) was a writer, poet, musician, soldier and mathematician. He was born in the Sidney Lanier Cottage at 935 High St. in Macon, Ga. In honor of Lanier’s legacy, Historic Macon Foundation, the owners of the Cottage, have established the Lanier Center for Literary Arts. In addition to sponsoring writers’ workshops and other literary events, Historic Macon has a regular series of book signings. A reception begins at 5:30 p.m. and the program begins at 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.historicmacon.org or call 478/742-5084.

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Nothing says fall more than the start of football season. Football at the intercollegiate level began in 1869 with the first game between Rutgers and Princeton. The first college football game in the state of Georgia took place in Athens in 1869 between Mercer and Georgia. The decision to choose the bears as the Mercer mascot was a result of the football teams practice of growing out their hair as a means of protection which caused them to resemble bears, later prompting the mascot decision. The last game played by Mercer was in 1941 against Chattanooga. And in Macon, its going to start feeling even more like fall with the return of football to Middle Georgia, more specifically the return of football to Mercer University. Mercer hasn’t played a football game since 1942, but is finally making a return after a 72-year hiatus. The bears are set to welcome a new team under Coach Lamb who says that “We really want to build a foundation, although we’ll probably not be as good on the scoreboard as we’d like, because we do have a Freshman team”. And although this will the teams first season, they have been practicing and recruiting players since last year. With all of the mounting pressure for the first game, Coach Lamb is more focused on the development of the team rather than just the scoreboard, and feels that “We can lay a great foundation with our facilities and the support that we have gotten from middle Georgia”. Although the community has been anticipating the start of the season, there have been multiple challenges that the team an coaching staff has had to overcome to get where they are now. According to Coach

Lamb, “There has been a lot of challenges, the first challenge was to the facilities done and we’ve got magnificent facilities, the second challenge was to recruit student athletes and we have really done a great job with that, but third challenge, which was probably the biggest challenge would be just to educate everyone around here about football because we haven’t had football around here since 1941, so there has really been a lot of education that has been going on”. And luckily for the team eight out of their twelve games this season will be home games, which is extremely rare in college football and will hopefully allow for a better season. Yet, the games will still be a challenge for the new team since they have yet to play against any other teams, and have been practicing playing against each other. According to Coach Lamb, the team is at a point right now where “They are developing an attitude in which they’re going to go out and work hard and be a complete team that will represent Mercer on and off the field in a first class manner”. August 31, 2013 will mark the official start of the season in Mercer’s first home game in seventy-two years against Reinhardt. And no one will be happier than the players or Coach Lamb for kick off, “I’ll be elated when toe meets leather and we can kick the ball off. Our objective for the first game is to win the game obviously, but we certainly want to run a smooth game from an operational standpoint in which the coaches do a good job on the sidelines, because this is the first time we will all be together as a team.”

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Twang Southern Tastes & Sounds Newly opened in the former Shamrock, the space has been revamped with a larger patio dining area and evening live music. Enjoy their mac and cheese bites, fish tacos, fried shrimp, fresh salads, chicken and grits and chicken and waffles. Open for lunch and dinner with happy hour specials. LD • BAR $-$$, Payne City

20’s Pub Boasting freshly prepared sandwiches, salads and dinner specials in a well-lit tavern-like setting. LD • BAR • $ 3076 Riverside Dr. AP’s Hidden Hideaway Making homecooked meals like your mamma used tomake.Menu also features burgers, sandwiches, wings and more. LD • BAR $ 4274 Broadway. Open Tues-Fri 3pm - 2am. Sat and Sunday at noon.Waiter service and outdoor seating available. (478) 781-5656 Bearfoot Tavern Downtown Macon’s only sports tavern with loads of beers on tap, over 50 craft beers (the largest in middle ga!), great food and flat screen tvs at every booth. LD • BAR • $ 401 Cherry Street. Open Monday through Friday at 4:00 p.m and 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

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. 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

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

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EVERYDAY 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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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.

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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

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Dovetail Downtown Macon’s newest restaurant featuring farm to table cuisine and a fully stocked bar of premier bourbons measured by “the finger.” Southern crafted small plates and inspired entrees in a cozy, lodge-like atmosphere. Located above the Rookery, they do accept reservations. D • BAR • $$-$$$ 543 Cherry Street, 238.4693. Hours: 5:30-10 p.m.TuesdaysThursdays; 5:30-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays

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. Free valet parking. D • BAR • $$-$$$ 562 Mulberry Street, 742.5999 The Tic Toc Room Contemporary setting with a sophisticated menu, great wine selection. D • BAR • $$-$$$ 401Cherry Street, 743.4645

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Taki Japanese Steakhouse Serving traditional hibachi with flair and fresh and creative sushi selections. Private bar area,The Blue Diamond Bar, features Happy Hour all week 4:30-6:30pm with specials such as 20% off sushi and $5 sake cocktails including Plum and Saki Sunrise. Thursday and Sundays enjoy $1 sushi specials. LD • BAR • $-$$ 6255 Zebulon Rd Ginger Stir-Fry Located downtown, it’s Macon’s only build your own stir fry bar with over 500 combinations. Cool experience for the kids, not your average dining experience.You want it spicy, sweet, both? You be the judge, but don’t worry, there are recipe cards as well for the beginner. LD • BAR • $-$$ 496 Second Street.

Ninja Japanese Steakhouse Newly opened in downtown Macon, enjoy their unique and delicious sushi options prepared by owner and 20-year chef, along side freshly prepared Japanese offerings. Open for lunch and dinner. Full bar available. Located in Mulberry Street Lane, across from Tokyo Alley. LD • BAR • $-$$

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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!

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he drive to Savannah remains one of the few trips in Georgia that I don't look forward to. I love the city and the culture there, but getting to Savannah can leave a man soulless. Pine trees, pine trees, Dublin, pine trees, pine trees, the exit with a gas station that has a petting zoo, the Metter exit, pine trees, something about Georgia Southern, pine trees, and then finally Savannah. However, I'm hoping to make the trek there on August 28th to see famed 80's act Modern English, the band known for hits like "I Melt With You", "Hands Across the Sea", and "Ink and Paper". The group will be playing at one of Savannah's newest venues, The Dollhouse. There are only a few other 80's acts that I'd care to see more and I sure hope Savannah shows up with love. For those of you that plan on hanging around in Macon that night, the

Juicy J, a member of Grammy-winning group Three Six Mafia, will be performing at the City Auditorium on Saturday, August 31st with Project Pat and guests. Stay Trippy Mayne.

Douglass Theatre will be screening Skyfall, the final selection from their "50 Years of Bond" series. Austin Adams, a Nashville-based singer-songwriter, will also be playing two sets of original songs at The Hummingbird and the Rookery has half-priced pints. Celebrate Hump Day! As every good Maconite probably already knows, our own Mercer Bears will be kicking off their first football game in seventy years at their brand new stadium on August 31st. Yes, Georgia and a bunch of other teams have games also. The game is sold-out to 10,000 people and many more are expected to come to Macon to celebrate in the new cityapproved public tailgating areas. I wholeheartedly can't wait to jam out and play beer pong while My Morning Jacket's Pandora station plays from someone's 4Runner. Seriously. Also, it's important to know that

Three Six Mafia's Juicy J and Project Pat will be performing at the City Auditorium that same night. If you play your cards right, Saturday, August 31st could turn into hands-down the best day ever - breakfast, tail gaiting, football, and twerking. Mama's gonna be proud of me come Sunday morning. The African Children's Choir will be performing a very special set on September 4th at Vineville United Methodist Church. Composed of children ages 7-10, the group celebrates the potential youth from devastated areas have. The concert is free but a donation is suggested as it goes directly back to the areas these children call home. I'll continue to say it - big things are happening for this community! I'm proud to call Macon home and I hope you are too.

DAVID DORER CONT. Second, Zack Dozier is one of the most well-respected litigators in the State of Georgia. As a law clerk in 2011, I remember writing a response to a brief for summary judgment on a car wreck. The cases cited by opposing counsel were all argued by Zack Dozier before the Georgia Supreme Court decades ago, and I thought to myself "this is the guy I need to be working for."

What cases to you enjoy working on the most? My favorite types of cases are low-impact, soft-tissue car wreck cases. The reason why is because insurance companies never want to pay people for those types of injuries and they are always referencing the damage to the car. People always need a lawyer for car wrecks like these. I get to use my favorite analogy, "eggs at the market", in these cases. I learned it from Zack Dozier and it goes like this. "Have you ever bought eggs at the market? You know, in the egg carton? When we go to the market, walk to the egg section, and pick up our egg cartons, we all open up the carton and take a look inside. There's a reason for this: even if everything is fine on the outside, something could be seriously hurt on the inside." This analogy is one of the best in the world because it

fairly characterizes the way that people are hurt in low impact cases; and, only a dummy would not check his eggs before leaving the store.

What advice do you have for students currently pursuing a legal degree? Don't get into the law for money. There's none left. Get into the law to help people and change lives. That'll never go away.

What is the best bit of simple legal advice that you can impart upon our readers? Cops are allowed to lie to you. (Frazier v. Cupp). But you are not allowed to lie to cops. (O.C.G.A.16-10-24). If you're asked a question by the police and you don't like the question, or really don't like what your truthful answer would be, ask if you're free to leave. If you're free to leave, go! If you are not free to leave, you're in custody, you have the right to remain silent under Miranda v. Arizona, and you should tell the police officer you wish to invoke your right to silence (Salinas v. Texas) and wish to speak to a lawyer right away (6th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution). You can contact David at: david@daviddorer.com

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Tell us about how you got started in music? - I started writing songs when I was a freshman in college and also began playing around with the guitar at the same time. In the late 70's a friend of mine and I started doing a mobile dj show and we became the house dj's at a Macon bar called "Yesterdays" in 1982. At that time Keith Williams was the house entertainer at Yesterdays. Keith and I immediately became friends and I would occasionally sing with him at his gigs. I moved to Atlanta in 1992, but continued to write songs and remained good friends with Keith Williams. My youngest son, Patrick, learned to play guitar at a very young age and in the mid-90's formed a band with Scott Rainwater of Macon and began playing live shows as a teenager. Pat's involvement in music eventually inspired me to take a few of my tunes to a professional recording studio and record them in 2003. Pat knew Paul Hornsby and called him to arrange some studio time for us. With Paul's help, over the next 3 years we recorded 10 or 11 songs with Pat on bass, Keith on guitar, Billy Rivers on drums and Dwayne Boswell doing most of the keyboard work. The other guys were all experienced musicians, but I was anything but that. The first album was a lot of fun, but I like to think that I've gotten better as a songwriter as a result of that experience. And the Beach Boys influence? The foundation of it was simply my having been a huge fan of the Beach Boys since first seeing them perform in 1971 in Miami Beach. Several years ago I became friends with a guy named Dave Beard who publishes a Beach Boys/Jan & Dean music magazine called "Endless Summer Quarterly". Beard is fairly close with everyone in the band as a result of the magazine and he introduced me to David Marks (one of the original Beach Boys) at a gig that he was playing in North Myrtle Beach. I became friendly with David Marks

Go see Miami Dan and the Hayes Street Band at the Douglass Theatre on Saturday, August 24. and his wife Carrie and we kept in touch from that point forward. At about the same time I asked a Brian Wilson Band member, and multi-instrumentalist Probyn Gregory if he would be willing to come to Macon to produce a song I had written. Probyn agreed and we recorded a Beach Boys type song entitled "No Fear" for our second album at Muscadine Recording Studio. Shortly after that I asked Probyn to produce a second track entitled "Star of the Beach", which became the title track of our second album. At that point, David Marks hadn't yet re-united with the Beach Boys and I sent him a demo of the track, told him that Probyn Gregory would be producing it and asked if he would be interested in making the trip to Macon to play and sing on the track. I was a little surprised and more than a little excited when he agreed to do it. As a lifelong fan of the Beach Boys it was a little surreal to be in the studio with an original member of the band as well as a key member of Brian Wilson's band. Less than two years later the Beach Boys re-united for their 50th anniversary world tour. David Marks was back in the front line as the lead

guitar player and Probyn Gregory was asked to be a member of the backing band. David also returned to Macon in 2011 to produce the title track to our new album, "Jericho". What's been the best moment so far in your music career? There have been so many in such a relatively short period of time that it would be difficult to name one. Being in the studio with both of my sons (Patrick and Brian), working with good friends like Keith, Billy and Dwyane, working with such southern rock legends as Tommy Talton, Randall Bramblett, Chris Hicks and Marcus James Henderson, and actually watching one of the Beach Boys play on my songs would all be in the running for the "best moment". One particular moment that I will always remember and cherish, though, was having Paul Hornsby play and sing his songs "Georgia Moon" and "Alabama Lullabye" on the grand piano at Muscadine Studio one night after everyone else had left and there was nobody but Paul and me in the studio. That was pretty special. Worst Moment? You know, after having spent my entire adult life working in a hectic and stressful business environment, I can't think of a single moment that I've spent in the music world that would qualify as "bad".

What can a newcomer expect from your show? sunDollars will open the show, followed by Barry Darnell & the Mobile Slim Band. We'll be doing all original material and have selected the tunes that we think will have the most appeal to a live audience. We're very happy to be playing our first concert in Macon, and particularly excited to be playing at the beautiful and historic Douglass Theatre. I lived in Macon from 1980 to 1992, both of my sons were raised here and we all still have friends here.. Any special suprirses for Macon? Definitely. We'll open our set with a song entitled "Friday Night In Macon". We also have a special surprise planned for the last song of the night that will involve all 3 bands.

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Lead Singer Dawn Palmer has been a singer all her life, but completed classical training in college.Before joining the Skeeterz in 2007, she toured the Southeast extensively with The Backyard Band and The Buttercats. She will be belting out tunes that will get you on the dance floor.

MOJO GURUS AND AFROPUNK @ ROASTED CAFE

The Mojo They have performed throughout the United States as both headliner and as the supporting act for a diverse collection of bands, including David Allan Coe, Joe Perry and Johnny Winter. The band's first release was Hot Damn!. The band then worked with legendary producer Jack Douglas (John Lennon, Aerosmith, the New York Dolls) and engineer Stephen Marsh (Jeff Beck, Muddy Waters) on the critically heralded Shakin' In The Barn, which was followed up by the grittier, more Southernleaning Let’s Get Lit With... The Mojo Gurus. Their new album Who Asked Ya? features the track "Where You Hidin' Your Love", which was mixed by Tommy Henriksen (Lou Reed, Alice Cooper). And Afro Punk wowed the crowds last time they were here. Do Not Miss this show!

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THE VEGABONDS @ THE BIRD

The Vegabonds formed in Auburn, AL during February of 2009, a combination of two bands and two new comers, and haven't stopped playing since. They wasted no time, and immediately started working on their first full album. A mix of different musical interests laid the groundwork for the debut entitled, "Dear Revolution".

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TREY TEEM @ AP’S

Trey Teem is a multi-talented 18 year-old from Forsyth, Georgia. He purchased his first guitar in 2009 with a savings bond that had been a gift when he was a baby. Trey took to the guitar naturally but he also took lessons from Matt Pippin, another noteworthy local musician. His love for his new Stratocaster, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Jimi Hendrix quickly transformed into his amazing ease and talent for his acoustic-electric guitar, southern rock, country and gospel music.

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The leader of Trendlenberg Justin Cutway writes hushed, subtle songs that provide lush illustrations of the world with a sense of wonder and humor. Cutway’s songs bypass the common singer/songwriter habit of naked introspection. The songs are personal, yes, but a far cry from the girl, drugs, and heartbreak route favored by his peers. The music Cutway adds to these lyrics can range from a few notes gently plucked to a full on guitar rock explosion.

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