Macon DJ Roger Riddle and Y-O Latimore of Poetic Peace Arts join us to talk about fun things to do in Middle Georgia over the weekend and beyond.
Y-O's picks for August 15:
One of my favorite English/Literature teachers was Mrs. Claudia Pecor. She taught me that a preposition was anything a squirrel could do to a tree. Most of all, she introduced me to Edgar Allen Poe, Emily Dickinson and Alice Walker, just to name a few.
I can imagine this is the same influence Professor Anya Silver has on her students. This woman is such a dynamic poet. She meshes spiritual living with the simplest things in life. Along with being a wife, mother and cancer survivor, Anya Silver is the Author of The Ninety-Third Name of God where she uses unique and descriptive language to express her feelings about everyday life and her battle with cancer.
I am honored to be introducing Anya Silver Saturday, August 17, 4 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church downtown Macon as she presents her poetry to Middle Georgia.
Middle Georgia College is making some noise over in Cochran. Sunday, August 18 at noon Ball in the House will be performing live at the Georgia Hall-Outdoors on their campus. This is a five-member a cappella band making major moves. On an average, they book about 250 shows when they tour. The band performs genres to include R&B, gospel, pop and hip hop.
Roger's picks for August 15:
There are times when you want to listen to and dance to the beat and there are times where you want to enjoy thought provoking lyrics and well crafted melodies. The 567 has put together a night of music for people who are falling into the latter group right now.
This Saturday, August 17th, you'll hear Atlanta's Besides Daniel, Noel Stephen & the Darlings, and Zach Farr, but where I get excited over this show is Oh Dorian. Oh Dorian is singer Heather Kemp's solo project and her voice is my favorite voice in middle Georgia. Her songs are very well written and worth the listen and she sings full of emotion, drawing out the meanings of each line in the song.
Doors open at 7pm. All ages are welcome. Admission is $5. https://www.facebook.com/events/119968361523900/
Macon has a love affair with Bluegrass music. Since I've been following the music scene here, I've always noticed people young and old alike turn out for a Bluegrass band. If I had to guess I would say it is the banjo. I love the sound of banjos. Nashville's Westbound Rangers, come into town to The Rookery this Saturday, to give us a healthy dose of banjo, mandolin, bass, and guitar. This young four piece walks that blurred line between bluegrass, mountain music, folk, and old-timey porch music.
Music starts at 10pm. Admission is free. You must be 21 or older to join in the fun. https://www.facebook.com/events/184445921734984/