History will look back on Saturday as one of the red letter days in Macons long and glorious music history, for the night will witness Dancing Through the Decades, the inaugural concert by the Macon Pops.
As Steve Moretti aptly puts it, Were having a cultural renaissance here. Read more about the talents of Moretti, Matt Catingub and the Macon Pops on page 12E.
Meanwhile, if free music better fits your budget, note that Mercer University percussionist Marcus Reddick will present 20th Century Beat on Friday night at Fickling Hall, while Sunday will see the Vineville Music and the Arts Series hosting the Candler Singers from Emory Universitys Candler School of Theology.
The good news is that performances have been added Nov. 1 and 2 to see To Kill a Mockingbird at Theatre Macon. This is not just one of the most important plays of the 20th century, it speaks eloquently to us in the South today. As William Faulkner observed, The past is never dead. Its not even past.
Friday is the final performance of Menopause the Musical at the Grand Opera House, while around the corner at the Douglass Theatre is a production titled Broken But Not Destroyed.
At Middle Georgia State Colleges Macon campus is Doubt: A Parable, a disturbing story of the devastating power of suspicion (through Nov. 3).
More talent in town
Happy days! I heard last week that a fellow named Steve Murray had joined the team at the Center for Collaborative Journalism in Mercer Village as resident critic, but nobody told me that it was THE Steve Murray, long famous in Atlanta as an arts journalist, critic and playwright.
Indeed, hes a man whose works have been produced throughout the United States. Somebody ought to fire cannon: This is great news for the midstate.
Anybody who regularly attends Atlanta theater may well have seen some of Murrays work.
Instead of cameras at kids soccer games, we now see phones. So it is that Thursday will bring the opening reception for iPhoneography at the SoChi Gallery on Second Street. Submissions are being accepted through Tuesday.
Contact Larry Fennelly at LarryFennelly@avantguild.com.