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 Oct. 10:
Many of us flock to Atlanta, Athens and Savannah to feed our need of neo-soul shows. However, things are changing.
The Bureau Arts & Entertainment Group presents Chico Debarge, a 1990 crooner and member of the legendary Debarge family, as he performs live in Warner Robins at the Galleria Conference Center.
This show opens with poets Sinsear and She followed by local bands Interchange and Nubreed.
Afterwards, Chico Debarge will woo the ladies with his good looks and sexy music. The whole set ends with an after party.
Here's some of Chico Debarge's music: http://youtu.be/I2kQNVuaONY
The Sphinx Virtuoso Tour is breaking barriers with artists of color playing works from traditional to many other type of composers from all over the world, and they will be in Macon Tuesday, October 29.
Most of all, it's quite interesting that the Sphinx Virtuoso performs without a conductor. This ensemble out of Detroit consists of alumni from the Sphinx Competition for young Blacks and Latinos who are string musicians.
This experience will take place in Macon at the Grand Opera House, Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.
Come and bring the kids to enlighten their thoughts on diversity in orchestra music. The Sphinx Organization's motto and mission is "transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts."
Aaron Dworkin, the founder and president of the Sphinx Organization, has created an umbrella organization that introduces music to youth. Many of the youth who participate in this organization's competitions or arts education programs experience world-wide exposure with their skills as musicians.
You can learn more about what the Sphinx organization's team and what they offer at sphinxmusic.org.
Roger's picks for Oct. 10:
The Music Ambassadors: Macon project is a really cool idea brought to life by Tim Reagan-Porter, who is the founder of Paste Magazine and now works at Mercer University at the Center for Collaborative Journalism.
The idea brings nationally touring acts that wouldn't normally make a stop in Macon and have them play a very intimate show in a historical home.
The band experiences a great music loving crowd and they a tour of Macon, hopefully heading back home to sing the praises of the city.
People who come to the show get to see a beautiful home in one of Macon's classic neighborhoods and experience some great music.
This Monday, the Music Ambassadors: Macon project brings the Durham, North Carolina's folk-pop band Bombadil. The members of the band all met in Boliva while studying abroad as undergraduates at Duke University.
This Monday's show will also feature art work from Carol Dodd Porter and starts at 6:30pm. It takes place at a historic home on Orange Street and Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door.
To find out more information on the show, the mission of the Music Ambassadors project, and to buy tickets, go to Musicambassadors.com
I love old time radio shows. It's my favorite thing to listen to right before I go to bed. One of my favorite old time radio shows is the classic Adventures Sherlock Holmes show.
I get so caught up in how Holmes and Watson solve the mystery. I pretend to be Sherlock Holmes and I think what would I do in the situation he's in. I never figure it out but it's fun to put yourself in his shoes and think what it would be like to be the master detective.
Macon Little Theatre brings their production of the award winning play, “The Game's Afoot” to the stage.
The play takes place in 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, who is known for his portrayals of Sherlock Holmes ends up at a weekend party at a castle with his fellow cast members.
When one of the guests is found stabbed to death, Gillette has to take on the persona of Sherlock Holmes and unravel the mystery before anyone else is done in by the killer!
This fun show starts on the 11th and runs through the 20th. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $10 for students. Call 478-477-3342 or go to www.maconlittlethreatre.org for more information.