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Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 2:43am

Middle Ga. Weekend: The Piano Puzzler Comes To Macon

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.

Betsy's picks for Jan. 23:

18th Annual All That Jazz

The premier fundraiser for the Tubman Museum will take place this Saturday, featuring Grammy-nominated artist Najee. Tickets for the floor include assigned table seating, dinner, dancing, libations and dancing. The best deal is balcony seating, where you can enjoy the music, people watch, and enjoy a cash bar.

American jazz musician Najee is known for his contemporary and smooth jazz performances on saxophone and flute. Trained at the New England Conservatory of Music, he has collaborated with everyone in the music business from Prince, Quincy Jones to Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan and Herbie Hancock.

Proceeds from this event will support the museum’s education and outreach programs.

All that Jazz, Macon City Auditorium, 415 First Street, Saturday, January 25, 7:00 p.m., $25 balcony, $20 Student balcony, $125 floor , call 743-8544 to purchase tickets.

Bruce Adolphe (aka the Piano Puzzler!)

Vineville Methodist Church’s Music and the Arts Series returns this Sunday, bringing us internationally acclaimed composer, educator and author Bruce Adolphe.

His music is performed worldwide by renowned artists including Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Sylvia McNair, the Washington National Opera, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Jeffrey Kahane and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and over 60 symphony orchestras.

Locally, many GPB listeners may recognize his name as the “Piano Puzzler” from American Public Media’s Performance Today. This Sunday, we are in for a treat when he will share some of his famous musical puzzles, performs some great music, and talks about music in general.

Bruce Adolphe, Sunday, January 26, 2014, Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave, Macon, 4:00 p.m., admission is free.


Jackie's picks for Jan. 23:

Student Show at Perry Arts Center

The Perry Arts Center is sponsoring a student art show this weekend, January 25 and 26. It will have entries from Houston County students in grades 7 through 12. Times are 10 – 6 on January 25 and 1 – 5 on January 26. The program is open to the public with no admission charge. The location is the Perry Arts Center (the old National Guard Armory). Prize money and ribbons will be awarded.

Books-A-Million Benefit

Books-A-Million, 2620 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins will sponsor a bookfair this Saturday, January 25. All purchases made between the hours of 1 and 6 will provide a percentage of the sale to Reading On My Mind, Inc. This organization provides books to Deployed Military Troops, Meals On Wheels recipients, VA Centers etc.


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