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Meagan Evans

Meagan Evans

I’m glad I’m the kind of guy who likes the Allman Brothers. I’ve been guilty at times of being tired of them.  I roll my eyes sometimes, when someone wants to tell me a story about tuning Duane’s guitar or something. I don’t necessarily want to sit in a smokey

The issue you are holding is number 300 for the 11th Hour.  I’m not really surprised that we made it this far, but I am really thankful.  There are a lot of small businesses, just like us, that have supported our paper over the years.  Ingleside Village Pizza, I will

There is something free spirited, yet mature and grounded, about Heidi Clinite. If you meet her as a musician, she seems intense, completely caught up in the vibrations of the strings from her viola. If you meet her as a painter, you know her style when you see it and

“Everyone knows I’m a huge Allman Brothers fanatic,” said Mason Aultman. His dad, Charles Aultman, was going to Mercer law school when he met the Allman Brothers. It was the world Aultman grew up in, though his roots begin in Byron, Georgia. Aultman’s family moved to Middle Georgia from Germany

By Brad Evans  On your album “I love Dixie blues” you covered several Emmett Miller songs, and dedicated the album to him. Were you aware that he was from Macon, and can you describe the influence his music has had on you, and American music in general? I did know

By Jessica Walden Born and raised in Macon, Randy Howard (not to be confused by the famous fiddle player of the same name) has gone from the house band of Whiskey River to being signed to Warner Brothers and Atlantic Records. For several decades, Howard has been a part of

By Chris Horne Comic actor Jack McBrayer is giving Macon a reason to tune in to NBC every week. You probably met him as Glenn, the quirky pit crewmember, in Talladega Nights or, for the night owls, you may recognize him from skits on Conan O’Brien. But now, you can

It has been said numerous times that what Macon needs to regain its music city status is for a local to make it big again. Well, Jason Aldean is doing just that – by way of Nashville. Mention his name around town and you’re bound to here, “that’s my boy.”

Chris Horne sat down with one of Former Macon Mayor Ronnie Thompson several years back and became his number one fan. By Chris Horne Former Macon mayor Ronnie Thompson’s legacy is one camouflaged by some of the more sensational and colorful moments of his political career. He is a man

80’s Icon Tiffany played Synergy Several Years back, and I guess because everyone thought it would be funny in our office, I did the interview.  She turned out to be a real sweetheart, and though I didn’t attend the show, I heard she rocked.  Here is the old Interview.  -Brad