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Traci Burns

Traci Burns

My first exposure to improv as an art form came in the form of Comedy Central-aired reruns of the British tv series Whose Line is it Anyway; I didn’t know anything about improv, but I knew that the show was innovative, original, and hilarious – sometimes surreal, sometimes dirty, sometimes

“Philanthropy’s kind of my thing,” laughs Collin Holder as he rattles off an impressively long list of career accomplishments, volunteering experiences, and nonprofit involvements for someone as young as he is. A Macon native, Collin attended Mt. De Sales Academy, which he credits for instilling within him the importance of

“One thing a lot of people don’t know about me is that I’m a huge Disney fan,” says Jeff Kressin, owner of Just Tap’d and the newly opened Ocmulgee Brewpub in downtown Macon. “What I’m most drawn to is the original concept of what Walt was trying to provide. He

Bob Lennon is sitting on a toilet, pants around his ankles, breaking up weed onto a hotel-room-issued Holy Bible balanced on his lap; out in the bedroom, two women are engaging in a little light rope bondage. “When you real, you real – when you fake, you fake,” Bob raps.

Roderick Cox is a stunningly accomplished, laser-focused musical powerhouse; at age 29, after spending a year as assistant conductor for the Minnesota Orchestra, he was named their associate conductor. (Video footage of his energetic debut – which has been viewed over two and a half million times – can be found

“Kids are by far stronger than adults,” says Kristine Steinmann, Vice President of Operations and Program Services at the Boys & Girls Club of Central Georgia. “Adults will give up on something in a heartbeat. If you give a kid a task, and you give them the right kind of

“There’s something in the water in Macon – if you have any kind of artistic ability, any little glimmers of creativity in your soul, this town’ll bring it out of you,” says Kelly Sullivan Joyner, paralegal at Nelson & Smith by day, wedding officiant/planner at Willow Cottage Weddings on evenings

About a year and a half ago, Stephen and Connie Rollyson were in their Winnebago, heading back to Warner Robins from a camping trip they’d taken in Florida, blasting the radio, when Stephen had an epiphany – he needed to switch gears in life and start working in some form

Considering our climate here in middle Georgia, there aren’t a lot of opportunities for us to enjoy traditional winter sports – the only kind of skiing that gets done around here is behind a boat out on the lake every summer. But lucky for us, the Macon Mayhem, members of

In May of 2015, the Historic Macon Foundation announced a new vision statement during their annual meeting. On the surface, the change was slight, just one word adjusted – the earlier version stated that Historic Macon aimed to be “the premier preservation organization in the region,” whereas the new statement