Thu., October 31, 2013 6:48am (EDT)

Get Ready For Springsteen, Stravinsky and 'Doubt'
By Adam Ragusea
Updated: 6 months ago

MACON, Ga.  —  
Mercer Law Faculty band, Sue 'n' the Bastards (Photo courtesy of Sue 'n' The Bastards Facebook page)
Mercer Law Faculty band, Sue 'n' the Bastards (Photo courtesy of Sue 'n' The Bastards Facebook page)
Huffington Post film critic Jackie K. Cooper and harpist Betsy Fitzgerald join us to talk about fun things to do in Middle Georgia over the weekend and beyond.

Jackie's picks for Oct. 31:

Middle Georgia College will present the play "Doubt: A Parable" on October 30 thru November 2 at 8 each night.

On Sunday, November 3 there will be a 2:30 matinee. Admission is $8 for the general public, with seniors and students tickets for $5. For reservations call (478) 757-7387.

The "Wings of Freedom Tour" will be at the Perry Houston County Airport November 1 thru 3. Admission is $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under.

Featured aircraft include the P-51, B-17 and B-24. Walk through tours are available November 1 - 2 till 4:30; November 2 and 3 - 9 till 4:30.

Actual flights will also be available at a higher cost. For more information and for flight reservations call 1-800-568-8924.

--Jackie


Betsy's picks for Oct. 31:

The Macon Bar Association, Mercer University School of Law, and friends are sponsoring a Fundraiser for the Macon office of Georgia Legal Services featuring the renown Mercer Law Faculty band, Sue ‘n’ the Bastards.

Expect to hear Tom Petty, Lady Antebellum, Springsteen, Gillian Welch, Waylon, U2 and Jefferson Airplane in the eclectic playlist of this group whose day jobs involve “suing (or defending) the bastards.”

Proceeds help support the Macon Georgia Legal Services office, which focuses on preserving affordable housing, reducing poverty by helping clients retain or obtain financial benefits, keeping children in schools, and serving Spanish-speaking clients.

Six attorneys and three paralegals serve 23 counties with more than 136,000 potentially eligible clients.

Sue n’ the Bastards: Fundraiser for the Macon office of Georgia Legal Services, Friday, November 1, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 2nd Street, Macon, 7:00-10:00 PM.

For tickets or more information, call (478) 257-6391or visit Ovations 365. Tickets $25 adults, $10 students.

The Mercer University Orchestra will present its second concert of the school year under the baton of Ward Stare in an exciting program featuring Suite Three of Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances and the lesser known Apollon Musagète by Stravinsky.

These two great works invoke the spirit of the past and the physical beauty of dance. Respighi, a noted musicologist in addition to being a famous composer, combines dance forms and baroque to create a charming neoclassical chamber work.

Stravinsky looks to the ancient Greek God Apollo and three of his muses to inspire a beautiful, pensive - and somewhat abstract - vision of the artistic spirit. Both pieces showcase the virtuosity and depth of the string orchestra.

Mercer University Orchestra: November 5, 2013, 7:30 PM, Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building, Mercer University.

For more information, call (478) 301-5470.

--Betsy