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Maze takes stage Friday night in Macon

Soul band Maze will bring their award-winning sound and years of music to the Macon Coliseum stage Friday night.

The show, featuring singer and guitarist Frankie Beverly, will start at 8 p.m.

“We’ve made it this far because we love and respect ourselves and our fans. But, most importantly, we believe in what we do,” Beverly said in an interview on the group’s website.

Maze has been credited by The All Music Guide as being “much more soulful and funky than many of their counterparts” and audiences can expect to hear an energetic live performance that combines the smoothness of soul music with an electrifying eccentricity.

The band has been together for almost 40 years and also includes Jubu Smith on guitar, Larry Kimpel on bass guitar, Vance Taylor on piano, Calvin Napper on drums, Carl Wheeler on synthesizer and Roame Lowry on conga.

Maze was founded in the mid-1970s after Beverly moved to San Francisco from his hometown of Philadelphia. The group’s first album, “Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly,” was released in 1976 and featured songs such as “Lady of Magic” and “Workin’ Together.” Both would later become hit singles.

-- Anna Mae Kersey, Center for Collaborative Journalism

Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly

When: 8 p.m. April 3

Where: Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive

Cost: $32-$62

Information: 751-9152; www.ticketmaster.com

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