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Bragg Jam: The History, The Headliners, And The Heart

Bragg Jam, Middle Georgia’s night of live music, is 24 hours away — 57 bands performing across stages in downtown Macon. Some of those bands are coming from surrounding states, like Those Darlins from Nashville. But most of the talent at Bragg Jam is home grown, like The Whigs, who are from Athens . This is the 15th year of Bragg Jam in Macon, and it’s not like other music festivals. The proceeds of Bragg Jam go to the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail-- a riverfront recreational walk. Think of it as Macon’s equivalent of the Atlanta Beltline. But philanthropy isn’t the only thing separating this night of music from other festivals.

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France Dispatches Military Unit To Site Of Air Algerie Wreck

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Pope Francis To Visit U.S. Next Year

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Video Shows Islamic State Blowing Up Iraq's Tomb Of Jonah

The destruction of the holy site has drawn criticism from the Sunni allies of the so-called Islamic State and may cause a rift between the Sunni groups.