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Dancing Stars, Hot Chicken & Paula Deen, Y’all!

Dancing Stars poster 2016The 5th annual Dancing Stars of Central Georgia, an Alzheimer’s Association fundraiser, took place this past weekend at the Macon City Auditorium to a sold out crowd. I had the dual honor of dancing the opening dance with the alumni stars as well as serving as one of the judges alongside celebrity chef, Paula Deen; Dancing With The Stars pro, Louis van Amstel; and Paste Magazine movies editor, Michael Dunaway.

I competed as a ‘star’ during the first year of this event with pro Colby Marshall. It was one of the hardest and most fun things I’ve ever done. So, when the director of Alzheimer’s Assoc in Macon, Karen Kinsler, asked if I would judge this year and dance in the opening number, I jumped at the offer. Weekly dance practices began with choreographer Spencer Maddox herding us like the cats that we are. Fast forward … it was so worth it! I loved getting to know a really cool and fun group of folks and work on perfecting this dance as a team.

The night before the big event was our final practice and dress rehearsal on the stage at the auditorium. The ‘alumni stars’ met up at Tic Toc Room for pre-rehearsal drinks & dinner with Paula Deen.  Did I mention that I love these people? Such a fun and dedicated group of folks that I had the pleasure to work with: Joanna Jones, Ashley Copelan, Dean Copelan, Ellie Farriba, Mark Farriba, Jennifer Duke, Charles Olson, Lisa Harris, Jackson Walker, Anne Hansen and Chris Wilson. All of them are killer cool and dedicated to perfecting the dance.Paula Deen : Dancing Stars

Night of the event …we do it…we kill it. Except for the fact that I missed my entrance and left Anne hanging to start the dance without our grand entrance. Sorry, Anne! The audience deserved to see your twirl. Regardless of the late entrance, I jumped right in as if I hadn’t missed a beat. And I’ll confess, it was the FIRST TIME that I got all the steps right.

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From the stage it was on to the judges table for me. Sitting with Louis, Paula and Michael, I was definitely the least seasoned judge. But hey, you gotta start somewhere. And judging with this group of superstars isn’t a bad way to get my feet wet.

 

Dancing Stars.Judges 2016-judges9 Star/Pro couples took their shot at the mirror ball and most were pretty darn good. Edward Clark and his pro Mary Mattmann came out and completely blew us all away with a high stepping swing. As I said from the judges table, he “kicked ass!” After all competed, we all went into a judges’ room to select the Judges’ Choice winner of the mirror ball … unanimously it was Edward. Elizabeth Coplen, the youngest of all the stars, and her partner Clay Mote, walked away with 2 mirror balls: People’s Choice and Night of event Top Fundraiser. Y’all, if you haven’t been to one of these, you should definitely go next year. It’s great entertainment and I think y’all would love it.

This event raised $240,685 for Alzheimer’s Association of Georgia. Over the 5 years, Dancing Stars of Central Georgia event has raised $1,112,000 – we surpassed the $1 Million mark this year.

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Hot ChickenAfter Dancing Stars event was over, a group of us went over to H&H Restaurant for Chef Kevin McCauley’s late night Hot Chicken Pop-Up which was a one-time deal. 10:30pm to 12:30am. I can’t help it, but a late night pop-up has a big city ring to it and I like it!  My aunt Brenda said, “We are eating fried chicken at midnight?” Yes, we are, Aunt Brenda! If my 92 year old grandmother is fine with it, so am I. Hot Chicken is the rage in Nashville, if it’s good enough for the country music capitol it should be well received in Macon, GA; the Song & Soul of the South. I’ve been wanting to try it and all I can say is…DAMN, this is a good bird. I now understand what the fuss is all about. It was some kickin’ chicken.

This is what satisfied customers look like at one o’clock in the morning:

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(L-R)  Louis van Amstel, Anita Sandefur (my mom), Margaret Bickerstaff (my grandmother), Paula Deen, me, Wyatt (my son), Ron Yarbrough (my uncle) and Brenda Yarbrough (my aunt) at H&H Restaurant in Downtown Macon, Georgia.

 

 

DOWNTOWN – Macon In Oil

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Pro Ice Hockey player Mike Wills, Macon Mayhem Defenseman: Artist on and off the Ice

Downtown Macon’s beauty is often overlooked by the people who call this town home. It’s nice to be reminded what a cool place this is by tourists and visitors. But it’s especially meaningful when it comes from someone who calls this place home. Mike Wills, a 25-year old rookie with the Southern Professional Hockey League team, recently relocated to Macon to play hockey and hasn’t been here long enough for the awe of downtown to go unnoticed. He is showcasing his vision at an art show at The SoChi Gallery on Saturday, April 2. The show will remain up for 2 weeks.

“This is kind of a dream come true,” Wills said. “It’s the first stepping stone to being a pro artist. I kind of could draw before I could talk.”

He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Oswego State in New York, and says he has a variety of artistic styles which will be on display in the show.

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“There’s a modern flair but also elements of impressionism,” he said. The show will display some of the cityscapes he has done since coming to Macon to play for the Mayhem. “I want to let the people see things they are familiar with and get the viewers intrigued.”

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With his lifelong fascination with art, Wills discovered oil painting in high school with the help of his art teacher. He then developed his skill and technique in college. It is something, just like his play on the ice, he strives to improve with every stroke of the brush.

He credits SoChi Gallery owner Terrell Sandefur for boosting his budding art career, much as early hockey coaches helped him on the ice.

“No, I did not,” Sandefur said when discussing if he ever thought he would ever be featuring a hockey playing artist. “But I think it’s very cool. And he’s a very talented artist.

“When Mike came in I didn’t know he was with the Macon Mayhem,” Sandefur said.

“One, I’m a fan of the team,” he explained for his rationale in booking the Wills’ display. “And two, I like partnerships and am very happy to partner with the Macon Mayhem on this show.”

He joked that he isn’t sure if Wills is a hockey player who paints, or if he is an artist who plays hockey. “That’s the question,” he laughed. “For this show, he’s an artist who plays hockey.”

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DOWNTOWN
Art works by Mayhem defenseman Mike Wills
presented by Macon Mayhem & The SoChi Gallery

Opening Exhibit & Art Sale
April 2 – 16, 2016
The SoChi Gallery
534 Second Street
Macon, GA 31201

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The Mod Squad

Mod_Squad-logoMy very first memory of “COOL” or “HIP” was the 60s/70s counter-culture television show The Mod Squad.  To this day I still dig the hippie style, vernacular and all things Groovy.  

And one very groovy thing I like about Macon, Georgia is my little band of brothers (and sisters) that like to create Far Out photo shoots.

 

Terrell Sandefur, Priscilla Esser, Harold Goodridge. photo: Maryann Bates

Terrell Sandefur, Priscilla Esser, Harold Goodridge. photo: Maryann Bates

Priscilla Esser, Harold Goodridge and I have dubbed ourselves  “The Mod Squad,” an homage to the 60s/70s cop drama.  It’s a fun little reference.  I have always wanted to do a Mod Squad photo shoot and if there is one great thing about being in Macon, it’s that if you can dream it, you can do it.  I pitched the idea to the fab photographer Maryann Bates and she dug the idea too.

The Macon Mod Squad photo shoot was finally on the calendar…it was something Priscilla and I had talked about doing for years. The stars aligned, as did our schedules, and we were able to all get together and go for it.

Downtown Macon has tremendous locations not only for film, but for photo shoots.  For the Mod Squad shoot we needed a tunnel to recreate the opening sequence from the TV show.  Maryann suggested the Poplar Street tunnel which was perfect for our adventure. ModSquad, Terrell Sandefur, Harold Goodridge, Priscilla Esser

The Mod Squad Michael Cole, Clarence Williams III, and Peggy LiptonMaryann, Harold, Priscilla, Ned Esser (our lighting guy) and I met at The SoChi Gallery for a few preliminary shots (photos and MAGATINIS) and then it was off to the tunnel.  This is what we were attempting to recreate:

5 crazy cats in a downtown tunnel after dark with the Mod Squad theme song on repeat playing on Harold’s car stereo. Running through the tunnel over and over again.  Sometimes in slo-mo, other times at full speed. The amazing thing is that we were there for over an hour and The Heat never came by to see what was going on. This was Harold’s first time participating in one of our photo shoots and his comment, “Y’all are serious about this,” is all too true.  Priscilla, Maryann and I are dead serious (think back to the DEXTER photo shoot.) We don’t mess around.  We have a vision and we make it happen … and for The Mod Squad shoot, it was Tunnel Vision. modsquad05282014-455-XL

 

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b.mod+squadThe Mod Squad was an iconic counter-culture police series that aired on ABC for five years between 1968 and 1973. They were the first young undercover cops on TV. They were hipper-than-hip with a touch of menace and plenty of attitude. It starred Michael Cole as Pete Cochran, Peggy Lipton as Julie Barnes, Clarence Williams III as Linc Hayes, and Tige Andrews as Captain Adam Greer.  Aaron Spelling was the executive producer. The series was cancelled after the 1972-73 season, once hippies and 60’s counter-culture were a thing of the past.

In 1999, Claire Danes, Omar  Epps and Giovanni Ribisi starred in The Mod Squad feature film based on the television series.

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“Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.” – Charles Bukowski

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2014 Sandefur Christmas Card

We wanted to do something NICE this year – something elegant with a bit of Southern whismy thrown in.  Our friend, neighbor and fab photographer Jennifer Hayslip was definitely the go-to to help us create this.  We wanted to do something a bit more formal this year … tuxedos and nice dresses. Jenn suggested moving the dining room table into the yard and doing a “Christmas Dinner” photo shoot with our magnolia tree as the backdrop. The chandelier was her idea too. To see more of her work, go to PinkElliePhotography.com

Here it is, the 16th annual Sandefur Christmas card photograph:

sandefur1facebookOur Christmas photo card has become a holiday tradition that began when my kids were born and it’s been something we’ve done every year since.  Kim, Wyatt & I really like this year’s card.  Nina doesn’t like the chandelier, ‘No one has a chandelier hanging outside.” That’s the whimsy in the pic, Nina Darling. Regardless, this one is sure to make the ‘top of the pile’ of my mom’s, grandmother’s & mother-in-law’s collection this year.  And trust me, there have been a few years where our card was definitely on the bottom of the pile.  Namely the year we did a Black card with all of us dressed in costume as Madonna, Michael Jackson, Prince for the “MMP Party” at The SoChi Gallery.  I still think it’s my favorite “outside the Christmas box” card.  Or the year we did a Superhero/Super Christmas card done by Macon illustrator Coz Evan.

Michael Jackson, Madonna, Prince 2008

 

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We are hopeful this one makes the “Top of the Pile” this year:

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2014 Sandefur Christmas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If I can impart any wisdom at all about Christmas cards, it’s to have them framed and displayed together somewhere in your home.  After the 3rd year of doing a Christmas photo card, I took them to Frameworks Gallery and had them order enough of the framing material that I could use the same frame for the next 20 years.  So they all look uniform. We have them hung together in the hall that goes into our bedroom so we can enjoy them often.  But the really cool thing about doing this annual photo card is that when displayed together on our “Christmas Card Wall” we can see, at a glance, our children grow up.  Their lives literally flashing before our eyes. That is Super Cool.

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Christmas Card Wall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merry Christmas!

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Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas . . . perhaps . . .means a little bit more! – From the 1957 children’s classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr Seuss

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Macon Film & Music Festivals to Partner

For Immediate Release – June 30, 2014
Media Contacts: Macon Film Festival: Terrell Sandefur, 478.319.0243, terrell@terrellsandefur.com; Bragg Jam: Leila Regan-Porter, leila@theleila.com; Tess Harper, tesscarolineharper@gmail.com

MACON, Georgia – Macon Film Festival will celebrate its tenth anniversary with a tan and some tunes.  The film festival will move from its traditional February date to July 16 – 19, 2015, and collaborate with Bragg Jam Music, Arts and Kids Festival to create a ten-day film and music event in Macon.

“We have been discussing the benefits of a summer festival for some time,” said Julie Wilkerson, president of Macon Film Festival. “Gaining the support of Bragg Jam makes it possible for us to collaborate and present a week of arts programming that reflects our separate yet similar missions.”

The first collaboration will take place this summer.  Macon Film Festival will host the Georgia premiere screening of The Ballad of Shovels and Rope at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, at The Douglass Theatre, prior to the Bragg Jam concert crawl. Admission is $5 or free with a 2014 Bragg Jam Concert Crawl wristband or VIP pass. Filmmaker Jace Freeman, who co-wrote and directed the film will attend the event along with fellow co-writer, Sean Clark.

“Bragg Jam Music, Arts and Community Festival is thrilled by this collaboration,” said Jamie Weatherford, president of Bragg Jam Music, Arts and Kids Festival. “Both festivals are widely acknowledged as major tourism draws, attractors of the creative class and huge economic drivers for the City of Macon and beyond. By marrying the two festivals into a one week series of events, both Bragg Jam and Macon Film Festival will be able to provide a level of programming and entertainment that is unprecedented in the beautiful state of Georgia.”

“This summer’s screening of ‘The Ballad of Shovels and Rope’ is just a taste of what is to come when we put our collective heads together,” Wilkerson added.

“We’re excited to have our Georgian premiere in Macon,” said The Ballad of Shovels and Rope co-writer and director Jace Freeman.  “We’ve already been having a great response on the festival circuit, and can’t wait to share it with an audience that appreciates a good Southern musical story.” Sean Clark, co-writer and producer is also scheduled to appear.

 

About Macon Film Festival
Surrounded by a rich musical and southern culture, the Macon Film Festival celebrates independent films while promoting filmmaking for entertainment, inspiration, education and economic development. The Macon Film Festival screens independent films from around the world in multiple historic theatres in the city’s downtown district. The festival features film screenings, celebrity guests, special screenings, and workshops throughout the festival weekend. The board of directors includes Julie Wilkerson, President; Sam Macfie, Vice President; Priscilla Esser, Secretary; April Hornsby, Treasurer; Jeff Bruce, At Large; Terrell Sandefur, At Large; Danny Davis, Heidi Lancaster, Tony Long, Sr:  Tim Regan-Porter and Tabitha Lynne Walker, Festival Programmer. Learn more at MaconFilmFestival.com or call (478) 256-3809. For more information, follow us on Facebook  and Twitter .

About Bragg Jam Music, Arts and Kids’ Festival

Inspired by late musicians and brothers Brax & Tate Bragg and operated as a 501c3 under a volunteer board of directors, Bragg Jam has now given over $150,000 back to local charities in memory of Brax and Tate. Proceeds will continue to benefit the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail and other efforts that promote nature, art and music in the community. Since 1999, Bragg Jam has evolved from an impromptu jam session to citywide music festival to a full-scale arts festival and Macon’s premier music event. For more information, visit www.braggjam.org, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

 

Orange is the New Black

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Yes, I was arrested, handcuffed and taken to jail and here’s the mugshot to prove it. I’ve heard this mugshot has been “passed around more times than a joint at an Allman Brothers concert.”  There has been much speculation & many wild rumors as to why this occurred. My arrest was no fault of the Macon Police Department. I was handled by 2 different police officers – both of whom were extremely respectful of me.

For those of you who have not already heard the true story, here it is:

Kim & I took our kids to the Redskins/Falcons game in Atlanta last Sunday. On the way home to Macon, I was pulled over for speeding. My wife was burning up with fever and I was well exceeding the speed limit trying to get her home and medicated. (Truth be told, I would have been speeding regardless as I am a Speed Racer – I need to work on that as it doesn’t set a responsible example for my 15 year old twins who will be driving soon.) Speed_Racer__Front_Color_by_residentlillyAfter the police officer ran my license, he came back to my car and said that there was a warrant for my arrest for failure to appear in court. I knew this to be false information but the officer had his orders. He handcuffed me and put me in the back of the police car and took me to the Macon jail. They “processed” me and a few hours later I was released after my wife bailed me out. The next morning I went to the Solicitor’s Office to find out why I had been arrested. REASON: One night in 2012, I received two citations, I paid both citations within days of receiving them. The Solicitor’s office overlooked documenting the payments properly…they only documented that ONE of the citations were paid. Clearly an oversight on their part. Mistakes happen but the Solicitor’s office has been extremely helpful in making everything right. They overturned the conviction Monday morning and got the bond refunded to my wife. They are still attempting to get the mugshot removed from Mugshots.com.

I can now scratch “going to jail” off my bucket list .. been there, done that. And at the end of the day, it will make for a good story that I never thought I would ever be able to tell. Ultimately, the arrest leaves me with some “Breaking Bad” street cred and a killer mug shot!

Apparently, Orange IS the new Black. I’ve gotten a lot of requests for Signed Mugshots. So, I’m putting it out there…I will give a signed mugshot to everyone who buys an All-Access Pass to the Macon Film Festival before Dec 31st. Buy your pass online at this link: http://www.maconfilmfestival.com

Holiday Special

Call for Submissions: iPhoneography Cellphone Photography

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Macon, GA – The SoChi Gallery presents it’s second annual iPhoneography Cellphone Photography Exhibition. Call for submissions are open now through October 29th.

This exhibition is open to all cellphone users. All photos must be taken using a cellphone camera. Use of all cellphone apps is acceptable.

Submission Fee is $10 per photo.
Limit 5 submissions per person.

Each submission will enter you into a drawing to win a FREE iPad Mini.
Eight submissions will win prize packages provided by our sponsors.

Photos must be no larger than 8.5″ x 13″ and must be backed on a white mat. Please use our sponsor Ocmulgee Arts to mat your photos. *We suggest you let them also shrink wrap your photos and have them attach a hanging tab.
Ocmulgee Arts
2242 Ingleside Avenue
Macon, Georgia 31210
Business Hours: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Phone (478) 746-3541

Submit your matted photos in person to: The SoChi Gallery located at 534 Second Street, Macon, Georgia 31201. 478-238-6630.
Submission Deadline: October 29, 2013

iPhoneography Exhibit Opening & Cocktail Reception: November 1, 2013
iPhoneography Exhibition: Nov 1 – 13, 2013

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/499579913473793/
 

 

The First Cut is the Deepest

SoChi_Dexter_EnhanceI was hooked from the opening scene when Dexter drove down Miami’s Ocean Drive, “Tonight’s the night. And it’s going to happen again. and again. has to happen.” Michael C. Hall’s detached voice alone will send a chill down your spine. The show’s ‘killer’ intro is brilliant! Who could turn away from this show…it’s a flame and I’m a moth.

Dexter is a homicidal blood spatter analyst for the Miami Metro Police Department  who also leads a secret life as a vigilante serial killer.  He manages his “Dark Passenger” (what he calls his need to kill) by adhering to “The Code” which is, he can only kill people who are proven murderers. He justifies his murders on the grounds that his victims all deserved it, which is arguably true. For the most part, his victims are murderers who beat the system.  His kills are always done in a Kill Room, followed by dismembering the body, stuffing the body parts into plastic bags, boarding the Slice of Life (his boat) and dumping the ‘trash’ in the ocean. Nice and clean like.

“I am a very neat monster.”Dexter Morgan

However, the end is near for Dexter. Season 8 will be the serial killer thriller’s last season. Showtime has confirmed that America’s favorite psychopath will make his final trip to the kill room this summer. No more dark passenger, no more plastic sheeting, no more blood spatter and no more hidden blood slides in the air conditioner.

Flo-DexterIt’s been a good run and I’ve celebrated this show on several occasions. There was The Kill Room Halloween party at The SoChi Gallery a few years ago. Another Halloween, I covered the front of my house in plastic sheeting and drenched it with blood to create a “Kill Room” and played the part of Dexter to scare the dark passengers out of the trick-or-treaters. That year was the first year we didn’t run out of candy!  There were the multiple Facebook posts & Twitter updates on Dexter news. And of course, there were the photo shoots….

 

 

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It all began with a call from Priscilla Esser in 2010.  She & her husband, Ned, were renovating their bedroom. She called and said her bedroom looked like  a “kill room” – the plastic sheeting was up. Before they could tear open any walls I was their with a knife, an electric hedge trimmer (i don’t have a chain saw), a gallon of fake blood and photographer Maryann Bates.  We needed a victim for the kill table and Ned was a good sport. We got all sinister,  “cut his arm off” and made serial killer love to the camera! What to do with the photos? Make a Dexter ad promoting the new season, of course! Dexter-Season-Premiere_SoChilite-Blog.923

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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In a final tribute I felt compelled to do one last photo shoot. I designed a Kill Room in a raw space in downtown Macon. Photographer Maryann Bates brought her killer lense & interrogation lights and the stage was set for a last kill.

Dexter_Final_NoScript_2013_watermarkSpecial thanks to all who contributed to my Dexter photo shoot:

Maryann Bates for her photographic skills & enthusiastic support of my crazy ideas! Marc Childs for portraying my ‘victim’ and going along with the whole naked & bound look that any Dexter fan will agree is a must. Restaurant & Kitchen Supply for loaning me their “Dexter” meat cleaver and knife kit, and the rolling table. (Yes, there is a “Dexter” knife line...who knew. It’s genius.) Perhaps the meat cleaver would make a good Father’s Day gift. Christian Losito at The Back Burner Restaurant for loaning me his butcher knife. Mitch Kersey at Amanda Jane Salon for lending me his apron & latex gloves. Downtown developer, Tony Long, for donating a building on Second Street for this photo shoot. My assistant, MaryBrooke Lowe, for putting up with me.

DEXTER FINAL SEASON PREMIERES SUNDAY, JUNE 30TH ON SHOWTIME.

Goodbye, Dexter Morgan! So long, dark passenger.

 

Tweet-Worthy quote:

I will not kill my sister. I will not kill my sister. I will not kill my sister.” – Dexter Morgan

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RECTIFY

rectifytv257780681largeIf you aren’t watching RECTIFY, you should be.  The original series created by Georgia native, Ray McKinnon, airs Mondays at 10p on The Sundance Channel.

After 19 years on Georgia’s Death Row for the rape and murder of his teenage girlfriend, Daniel Holden is released after new DNA evidence is discovered.  Having spent his adult life waiting to die, Daniel must now learn how to live again in a world he no longer knows. But, his reentry into the outside world may be as unforgiving as prison.  As he struggles to adapt to his new life, his return will reignite the fears of a small town and threaten to shatter his family’s fragile peace. Daniel’s alleged crime divided a community. His freedom could tear it in half. RECTIFY is filmed in Griffin, Georgia.

 

Macon native, True Blood & The Good Wife star Carrie Preston‘s ‘chick flick with balls’ That’s What She Said premieres this week on Showtime.  If you didn’t see it last year at Sundance Film Festival or Macon Film Festival, rectify that and be sure to tune in.

Robert Redford & Mia Farrow In 'The Great Gatsby'“Good Flick, Old Sport.”

The Great Gatsby remake a bright, sparkly Big Hollywood Picture with very interesting visual effects. Certainly this film will get Oscar nominations for Costume Design & Set Design. They are Brilliant!
However … Robert Redford & Mia Farrow will always be Gatsby & Daisy to me.

FUTURE LOVE PARADISE

Zombie Crush PosterZombie Crush (filmed in Macon) Test Screening. Friday, May 17th at the Cox Capitol Theatre.

There will be two screenings: a fifteen minute and thirty minute versions. For the test screening, we need as many young people (8-17 years old) as possible, so please bring your kids and their friends.  The show is FREE but we are taking donations to help us with the rental of the theater and film festival submissions. We will also be selling Zombie Crush T-shirts, walking tacos (Frito bags topped with chili, cheese & onions) and raffling off a couple of our movie posters. Oh…and there may be a zombie or two in attendance.

7PM – Red Carpet Interviews & photos with the stars

7:30PM – Zombie Crush screening – 15 minute version

8pm – Zombie Crush screening – 30 minute version

8:30 – Q & A

 

 

962861_10151629634079873_413125940_nThe Jazz Association of Macon‘s annual patron’s party Bourbon & Brass featuring live jazz and mint juleps! Saturday, May 18th at 7p.

 

 

 

 

 

I’M WITH THE BAND

Rebel yeller, Billy Idol. June 11th @ The Tabernacle, Atlanta.

New Order. July 21st @ Chastain Park Amphitheater,  Atlanta

The Psychedelic Furs. July 23rd @ Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.

Tweet-Worthy quote:

“I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy.” – The Great Gatsby

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Goth & Cheese

 

577487_10151571919874174_1886668769_nIt was a black night. I was introducing my son to the awesomeness of goth rocker Peter Murphy. I really love that my 14-year old loves the classic alternative music that I’m all about. Peter Murphy is just about as good as it gets for me and I was happy to be ushering Wyatt into the dark world of goth. He was totally in … dressed in black from head to toe.  He even asked if we should be wearing black eyeliner. I love this kid! He gets it.
This was the Mr. Moonlight Tour celebrating 35 years of Bauhaus. I mean, goth rock doesn’t get any goth-er. Bela Lugosi’s dead, but Peter Murphy’s locked in the cold dark cellar voice is very much alive! Surrounded by a coven of middle-aged goths, Wyatt was feeling pretty cool that he was the youngest person in the room. The concert was at the relatively new Terminal West venue at King Plow Arts Center.  A awesomely intimate venue by the way.
photoBefore the sun went down on Thursday night, a group of us went to West & Mill Bistro  for a pre-concert dinner.  We were the only ones there when we arrived which raised suspicions as to the quality of the food.
The decor is minimalist cool, which is to be expected in this trendy area of Atlanta. We ordered several tapas and shared them.  We all enjoyed the offerings. Why isn’t this place packed with diners?
Definitely order the Charcuterie – the cheese & meats selection are delicious. Also, their fries with the Green Goddess sauce are addictive.
HAPPENING TONIGHT …

ferris-bueller-quote$1 Movies at the Cox Capitol Theatre

Saturday, May 4th:
7p – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
9p – Top Gun

*All tickets are a $1 donation. The Cox Capitol Theatre is doing a movie test run before officially bringing movie night back on the permanent rotation.

 

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One Horse Parade, a local alternative band, will be performing at Roasted Cafe tonight at 9p. Downtown Macon.

One Horse Parade is a four piece, instrumental, indie rock band from Macon, Ga. Their sound covers atmospheric, dance rock to ethereal, shoegaze pieces. They feature layered, effects heavy guitars, melodic bass lines, sparse, spacey synths and danceable, yet rock oriented beats. I’ve never heard them live and look forward to checking them out tonight!

 

 

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So-Chi-lize [soh-chee-lies] verb, -ized, -izing. –verb (used with object)
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“The start is what stops most people.” ~ Don Shula

 

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