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Traci Burns

Traci Burns

Summer vacation feels like it could’ve been last week, and Halloween was just yesterday, right? There’s no way it’s Thanksgiving already. At least, that’s how it feels, and yet here we are, heading full-force into the holiday season at breakneck speed. Might as well embrace the chaos – get those

Bre Person grew up in Fort Hill with a doting mother who “made the best childhood she could for me by herself – I didn’t have it all, but she made sure I felt like I could have the world and more.” He was immersed in music from a young

From his first day in Macon, Chris Smith has been plugged in. A photographer, he said he’s intrigued, not just by the images he makes, but by our growing and changing community. And if the stamps on his passport are any indication, he’s seen a few interesting communities. “Being here,

Having a solid exposure to the arts is an integral part of any good education. Art is about more than just drawing or painting – art helps encourage unconventional, creative thinking; it can serve as a bridge across cultural differences; it helps us understand the scope of human experience; and

When Karen Bray talks about her defiant teenage years, she doesn’t immediately call to mind the usual struggle  – “I did a year at the University of Richmond,” she says. “It’s the kind of college campus with sororities, frats, lots of tradition – it wasn’t that authentic to who I

If your experience of Perry is limited to your once-a-year visit to the Georgia National Fair, it might be time for you to take a little road trip – the Georgia National Fairgrounds are impressive, sure, but there’s a whole different vibe going on in downtown Perry. While Macon’s downtown

For a married couple, the 25th anniversary is a major milestone – spending a quarter of a century sustaining a relationship with the same person is an epic achievement. 25th anniversaries are traditionally associated with silver, known for its radiance and brilliance, and meant to symbolize the harmony and good

Sofrito: an aromatic, savory blend of herbs and spices that’s the cornerstone of many Latin dishes – it’s endlessly customizable, usually beginning with onions, garlic, oil, and peppers, and each sofrito is unique to the individual cook who prepares it. Sofrito Fusion, if you haven’t yet had the pleasure of

California surfer girl, punk, beatnik, flapper, hippie – what do these have in common? They’re all easily recognizable icons of countercultural hipness, and they’ve all, at one time or another, served as muse for Jenny Lawson’s ever-evolving, always discerning personal style. Jenny had a happy, easy country childhood in the

Hey friends, it’s almost time for Macon’s favorite super sweaty, super joyful music festival.  Here are some handy tips ‘n tricks to help make your Bragg Jam experience one for the books! If you attend the Friday night opening concert, ask some of    the die-hard music geeks in attendance