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Friday, August 15, 2014 - 1:00am

Middle Georgia Weekend: August 15-17

The weekend is here and there is always something to do in Middle Georgia!

Y-O Latimore, creative director of Poetic Peace Arts has some ideas to get you on your feet:

While some cities have a cultural arts department, the Macon Arts Alliance, a Knight Arts grantee, partners with Macon-Bibb County as an arts agency that serves the same purpose. Each year, they hold a fundraiser where our 60 plus arts’ organizations are invited to prepare dishes for competition. This year’s theme is centered around disco, and the decor, dress attire, and the music will reflect it all. In addition to the boogie fever, there will be free beer and wine, a raffle for a fancy trips, and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit the Macon Arts Alliance’s programs, such as Amplify, Art Matters, Arts Roundtable, Momentum for the Arts and Ovations Community Calendar, just to name a few.The date is August 16 from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. at the Historic Terminal Station on 200 Cherry Street in downtown Macon. You can purchase the tickets online at Eventbrite. Ticket prices are $40 in advance and $50 at the door.

This weekend on August 16 and 17, the Macon Symphony Youth Orchestra will be holding auditions for the 2014-15 season. This is a great opportunity for aspiring young musicians who live in Macon and the surrounding Middle Georgia area to qualify for the Macon Symphony Youth Orchestra. Approximately 80 young people from age eight to 18 make up the Macon Symphony Youth Orchestra, and they must be enrolled in school. The selected finalists will represent some of Macon and Middle Georgia’s outstanding young instrumentalists Auditions take place on the Mercer University’s campus. Once the students sign up on the Macon Symphony Youth Orchestra's website, they will be e-mailed an audition time.

Tonight, Anthony David, a Grammy nominated musician, will be performing live at the Midtown Key Club on 435 Third Streetdowntown. He's written songs for and performed duos with Indie Arie. Macon is one of his stops on the last leg of his Simple Man Summer Tour in the United States. In October, he will kick off his European tour. Anthony David's music hits on topics from love relationships to positive feel good tunes that you can groove to. Showtime for the Anthony David Simple Man Summer Tour at Midtown Key Club starts at 10 p.m., tonight. Tickets are $20 at the door.

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