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    Expanding Bragg Jam in Macon, Ga., features bigger bands, ambitions

    Aug. 5, 2014, 8:05 p.m., Posted by Valerie Nahmad

    By Roger Riddle, Macon-based writer For 15 years, summer in Macon has been synonymous with Bragg Jam, a music festival that uses multiple stages and venues to celebrate the lives of two local musicians, Brax and Tate Bragg. A tragic car accident in 1999 took the lives of the Bragg...

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    Exhibit explores Latin influence in American sabor

    Aug. 5, 2014, 1:49 p.m., Posted by Anne Tschida

    The 1950s 'sabor' of Desi Arnez. The representation of Latin musical influence in American music and pop culture has gone through any number of mutations. At times it has lent a certain panache, such as with Latin jazz, or the smooth sounds of the bossa nova....

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    MOCAD closes the books on summer, looks to the fall

    Aug. 5, 2014, 1:40 p.m., Posted by rsharp

    Sunday, July 27th marked the closing of the MOCAD’s (a Knight Arts grantee) summer program, an eclectic assembly of exhibits with a light-hearted summer feel. The video gallery hosted, Projecting (see video above), a trio of works by video artist Dara Friedman: Musical (2007-2008), Dancer (2011), and PLAY (2013), all...

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