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Ocmulgee Symphony Orchestra February Performance

The Ocmulgee Symphony Orchestra will perform at the Hawkinsville Opera House and Wesleyan College this month.

The orchestra will perform Mozart's Don Giovani, Hadyn's Cello Concerto in D Major and Beethoven's Symphony No. 7.

The performance will take place at the Hawkinsville Opera House on February 26 at 7:30 p.m. and on February 27 at Wesleyan College in Macon on February 27.

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online here.

Country Music Sweetheart Tanya Tucker to Perform at The Grand

Country Music Sweetheart Tanya Tucker to Perform at The Grand

MACON – Country icon Tanya Tucker, singer of nine No. 1 hit singles and 29 Top 10 singles, will take the stage at The Grand Opera House on Friday, March 18, at 8 p.m. in downtown Macon. Tickets are $40-$50 and a limited number of VIP tickets are available for $70. Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 11, at 10 a.m. and can be purchased through Mercer Ticket Sales at (478) 301-5470 or online at www.TheGrandMacon.com.

With hits including “Delta Dawn,” “Two Sparrows In A Hurricane” and “What’s Your Mama’s Name,” Tucker continues to be a force on the music scene. By the age of 15, Tucker had received a Grammy nomination, released a greatest hits package, and was one of the first country artists to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone.

Hay House to Offer Invisible Hands Tour

Hay House to Offer Invisible Hands Tour

Saturdays Feb. 5, 19, or 26 at 2 p.m.

No reservations, regular admission

Macon Little Theatre Presents:

Macon Little Theatre Presents:

A Street Car Named Desire will be peformed February 4 through February 13.

For more information, call 478-PLAY.

Tubman Museum Extends Hours for Black History Month

During the month of February, the Tubman African American Museum will extend hours of operation on Saturdays. 

Visitors may now tour the museum Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.  

The Tubman African American Museum is the largest museum in the southeast dedicated to African American art, history and culture, a museum news release says.

Visitors begin their Museum experience with Harriet Tubman: The Moses of Her People.  This exhibition mixes contemporary art from the Museum's collection with archival documents and photographs to tell the compelling story of Harriet Tubman, famed abolitionist, Conductor of the Underground Railroad and tireless activist for the rights of African Americans and women.

Film Festival Announces 2011 Filmmaking Workshops During Festival

The 6th Annual Macon Film Festival will take place February 17 – 20, 2011, at three venues in historic downtown Macon, Georgia. In 2010 the Festival added free filmmaking workshops to the lineup of more than 60 hours of screenings and special events.

This year the Macon Film Festival is excited to announce three free filmmaking workshops, conducted by special guests including director Nick Moran, actor/filmmaker Morgan Simpson, and screenwriter Scott Seeke, a Macon Film Festival news release says.

The workshops will be held at The 567 Center for Renewal, located at 533 Cherry Street, within easy walking distance of the Cox Capitol Theatre and the Douglass Theatre, the two landmarks which anchor the festival.

The 2011 Macon Film Festival Workshops are:

 

Friday, February 18th

Knight Neighborhood Challenge Round Three Grants Announced

Twelve projects to enhance historic College Hill received $172,075 today as part of the Knight Neighborhood Challenge, a grant program to fund residents’ best ideas for strengthening a sense of place in the area.


The awards in this third round of the challenge range from $1,100 to plant native trees in the Corridor to $75,000 to build the successful College Hill Façade Loan Program.

Recipients are both residents of the College Hill area and Macon’s established institutions.