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    Raheem the Dream performs his retro hip hop music at Bar 41

    Jan. 21, 2015, 1:01 p.m., Posted by ylatimore

    Flyer for Raheem the Dream's live performance at Bar 41. There was a time when Georgia was booming with the sounds of Miami bass music. Many rappers were influenced by Uncle Luke, also known as Luther Campbell. One of those lyrical geniuses was Raheem the Dream....

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    Books & Bars is a show inside a book club

    Jan. 21, 2015, 12:44 p.m., Posted by lweinhagen

    A reader question at a past Books & Bars event. Way back in early 2004, Jeff Kamin started a book club. There’s nothing terribly remarkable about a book club. At its most basic, a book club is a group of people coming together to discuss a...

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    Jonathan Harwell-Dye helps the Macon Arts Alliance get a seat at the table

    Jan. 21, 2015, 11:35 a.m., Posted by Nicole Rupersburg


    Jonathan Harwell-Dye. Photo by Matthew Odom.

    This article is cross-posted with permission from Creative Exchange

    Jonathan Harwell-Dye’s career in the arts didn’t start out in the most obvious way. The Director of Communications for the Macon Arts Alliance began as a science illustration major at the University of Georgia, where he worked with scientists doing etymological illustrations, translating the world of science into the artistic world.

    “It’s a fascinating field,” he says. “It also gave me a foundation of being able to translate art to people who aren’t in artistic fields. I feel like today I’m able to use that to translate on a regular basis.”

    He intended to go on after college to work as a science or medical illustrator, but decided to go into the professional world and work as a graphic designer instead, eventually becoming creative director of a local newspaper where he worked for seven years.

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