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Past articles by Michael:

A movie that premiered at Sundance is showing in Macon for free this weekend

A free showing of “Luce” is happening this weekend as part of the Macon Film Festival. It premiered in January at Utah’s Sundance Film Festival. 10 screenwriters are taking part in a Sundance Institute Screenwriters Intensive this weekend. → Read More

Want to try graffiti? This colorful Macon event offers art and spray paint

Ocmulgee Artist Guild’s free Macon, Georgia art exhibit on Second Street downtown is called Euphoria. The Euphoria Street Art Exhibition runs until June 22. → Read More

Macon theater groups’ special performances show how ambitious local stage has become

It’s a groundbreaking weekend on local stages as Macon Little Theatre opens the first Georgia production of Disney “Frozen Jr.” and Theatre Macon’s “Sylvia” marks the launch of the group’s new Stage 2 Series. → Read More

This legendary band made Jason Aldean’s favorite country album. Now they’re coming to Macon.

Alabama, the group that recorded Macon-native and country music superstar Jason Aldean’s favorite country album, is coming to midstate as part of its 50th anniversary concert tour. → Read More

Bluegrass, boiled peanuts and BBQ: This festival is at a top spot. And it’s free.

Dauset Trails near Jackson has been hosting a day of bluegrass music, barbecue, boiled peanuts, crafts and nature and outdoor demonstrations for 19 years. And Bluebirds and Bluegrass Festival returns April 20. → Read More

Clay works at exhibit aren’t just a wonder to look at, they’re a tie to midstate past

More than just one the largest exhibits of pottery and ceramic artworks in the Southeast, Macon’s 2019 Fired Works Regional Ceramics Exhibition and Sale is a tie to Middle Georgia civilizations of long ago. → Read More

Celebrate the last day of Cherry Blossom Festival with hot air balloons, Macon Pops

The 2019 International Cherry Blossom will end this year with the Tunes and Balloons show featuring 10 hot air balloons and a concert from the Macon Pops. Most activities are free. The event starts at 4 p.m. → Read More

‘There are more fireplaces in Middle Georgia than you’d think’: Chimney sweeper in business since ’94

Local chimney sweeper Wayne Walker talks about the hazards of keeping a dirty chimney and how he got his start in the business 25 years ago after the Air Force. → Read More

Ghosts, music, a beloved children’s classic. MLT creates special night out for folks

“The Secret Garden,” being performed by Macon Little Theatre, first appeared as a magazine serial in 1910 by Frances Hodgson Burnett. MLT’s version first appeared on Broadway in 1991. → Read More

Those robots coming out of WR school are laying waste to their competition

Melissa Zeuner of Warner Robins Middle School talks about the school’s award-winning robotics teams and what competion is like at .FIRST Lego League tournaments. → Read More

High School Musical preview

Young love triumphs against challenges with the help of songs and dances as Theatre Macon’s Youth Actors’ Company brings Disney’s popular “High School Musical” to the Middle Georgia stage. → Read More

Best time of the year to see best local artwork at Winter Arts Festival

The largest exhibit of paintings, photographs, sculptures and other works of the Middle Georgia Art Association’s showing season is underway at the group’s Ingleside gallery through March 9. → Read More

Learn to draw, and have your work pieced together with others to create large artwork

Things to do: Artist Franklin Delgado will lead a free community drawing workshop Saturday at Mill Hill Community Art Center in Macon where a work about Ocmulgee National Monument will be replicated. → Read More

‘Beverly Hillbillies’ theme inspired him to learn the banjo, now he performs in Macon

Banjo Béla Fleck went beyond the norm decades ago so don’t expect the evening’s fare to be all bluegrass or roots tunes Feb. 13 during his concert at Hargray Capitol Theatre in Macon. → Read More

Newlyweds realize how tough marriage is as audience discovers how funny it is at MLT

Macon Little Theatre is performing Neil Simon’s comedy “Barefoot in the Park,” one of the writer’s most popular works and one that deals with issues such as marriages, friendships and neighborhoods. → Read More

Lives of loves of English sisters comes to Macon stage with humor for all

Kate Hamill’s stage adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility” opens Friday at Theatre Macon. More modern humor has been added tot he classic tale of the lives of loves of English sisters. → Read More

Don’t be left hanging — catch this classic comedy Sunday

A free showing of the classic comedy “Safety Last!” is 4 p.m. Sunday as part of the Music and the Arts at Vineville United Methodist Church series. Ron Carter will accompany the film on the church’s pipe organ. → Read More

See buzzard fall from sky, groove with Grapevine and more on midstate New Year’s Eve

There are plenty of ways to welcome the new year as 2018 winds down in Middle Georgia. There’s the Perry Buzzard Drop, a Kids New Year’s Eve Dance Party, a party for charity and the Devon Allman Project. → Read More

This trip to the museum is just the thing to boost your holiday spirit — and creative thinking

At the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon, Georgia, visitors can see almost 40 trees decorated as works of art by students, amateur artisans, professional decorators, floral designers and others. → Read More

It’s looking—and sounding—a lot like Christmas in downtown Macon

Main Street Christmas Light Extravaganza be launched with a live Macon Pops concert with local vocalists at 6 p.m. on Friday From then until Jan. 4, lights are on each evening at 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. → Read More