Wear Red Heart Health Initiative Bring Partners Together

Thursday, January 25, 2018

February 2nd is National Wear Red Day. Organizations, physicians and non-profits from across Middle Georgia will be participating in a heart health initiative during the Macon Mayhem Game on February 2nd. The Team Up And Help Fight For Life event was created and organized by co-founder of Chip’n Away at Heart Disease, Cynthia Malone. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

 

Fans are encouraged to wear red to the game and will have the opportunity to receive information on heart disease, check their blood pressure and receive information on preventive measures.

 

“We are hoping this heart health fair will become annual,” says Malone. “The collaborative partnerships coming together, is a win-win for the community.”

 

Collaborative partners include the American Heart Association, Navicent Health, First Choice Primary, Life Link of Georgia and Georgia Arrhythmia Consultants.

 

According to the Centers for Disease and Prevention, every year about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack. Of these, 525,000 are a first heart attack and 210,000 happen in people who have already had a heart attack. The Georgia Department of Health reports that Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the single leading cause of death in Georgia, accounting for more than 20,000 deaths a year. This is about 1 in 3 deaths overall. Most of these deaths are premature and preventable. 

 

About Chip’n Away At Heart Disease

Chip’n Away @ Heart Disease is a 501c3 non-profit organization that promotes preventive measures to improve heart-health.  The organization was founded by the late Coach Narleski “Chip” Malone and his wife, Cynthia. The Coach was the former head coach for the Varsity Boys basketball team at Warner Robins High School. He became a spokesperson and advocate for battling heart disease after he underwent a heart transplant in 2010. Chip’n Away @ Heart Disease sponsors community health initiatives including Teams Against Heart Disease, What’s Your 120/80, and the annual Chip’n Away @ Heart Disease CARDIAC Car Show.

 

 

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Houston County Schools Raise Awareness for Heart Disease

Monday, January 8, 2018

Houston County High Schools Raise Awareness for Heart Disease

 

      Athletic Departments Team Up with local organization

to highlight heart disease

 

 

Heart disease and adolescent athletes are rarely lumped together and discussed. Yet, according to the Mayo Clinic, cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in young athletes. Chip’n Away at Heart Disease, a local non-profit organization, is focused on educating young people about heart disease. This month, the 5th Annual Teams Against Heart Disease is, once again, joining forces with Houston County Athletic Departments in an effort to make a difference.

 

“Initially students in Houston County Middle and High Schools wore red shoelaces to promote [heart disease education],” says Cynthia Malone, president and co-founder of Chip’n Away at Heart Disease. “This year, students from Northside High, Warner Robins High, Perry High, Houston County High and Veterans High School will be wearing t-shirts with a special message.”

 

During the games, announcements will be made outlining risk factors and heart-related statistics and a featured presentation will take place with the combined teams on January 20. “We want our young people to know that heart attacks don’t just happen to older people,” says Malone. “They need to know it could happen to them.”

 

Cynthia Malone and her husband, the late Coach ‘Chip’ Malone, co-founded Chip’n Away at Heart Disease. Teams Against Heart Disease was one of the organization’s first initiatives. “We discussed heart health in America and preventive measures to encourage better health habits for families in various schools across the state,” explains Cynthia Malone.

 

Teams will wear the t-shirts at the following games:

 

January 20: Northside High School

January 27: Veterans High School

January 30: Houston County High School

 

About Chip’n Away At Heart Disease

Chip’n Away @ Heart Disease is a 501c3 non-profit organization that promotes preventive measures to improve heart-health.  The organization was founded by the late Coach Narleski “Chip” Malone and his wife, Cynthia. The Coach was the former head coach for the Varsity Boys basketball team at Warner Robins High School. He became a spokesperson and advocate for battling heart disease after he underwent a heart transplant in 2010. Chip’n Away @ Heart Disease sponsors community health initiatives including Teams Against Heart Disease, What’s Your 120/80, and the annual Chip’n Away @ Heart Disease CARDIAC Car Show.

 

Macon Gospel Radio Station & Host Nominated for Prestigious Award

Monday, November 27, 2017

  Macon Gospel Radio Station & Host

Nominated for Prestigious Award

      95.5FM and Radio Host, Harold Young are

first-time nominees for Stellar Award
 

Macon, GA – Macon Urban Alliance’s premiere gospel station, 95.5FM/900AM and its local, on-air host, Harold Young, have been nominated for Stellar Award Gospel Station of the Year and Gospel Announcer of the Year. This is the first time the station and Young have been nominated. The Stellar Awards is considered the most prestigious Gospel awards show in the United States and honors Gospel Music artists, writers, and industry professionals.

 

“I feel so blessed and honored to be nominated for such an amazing award,” says Young. “Being the only local Gospel personality on air has been a rewarding experience. And this award gives Macon a chance to shine nationally and internationally and highlights our thriving Gospel community.”

 

General Manager and Vice-President of the Macon Urban Alliance, Claudell Price agrees: “Macon has a significant musical legend history with Otis Redding, Little Richard [and others]. The nomination is fitting because Macon has a deep Gospel and R&B background. For 95.5FM to be a part of that is an honor.”

 

Young is the station’s first host since its inception three years ago. “Harold Young works very, very hard on-air and in the community,” says Price. “This award represents how important gospel music is to our community. The award is like the GRAMMY Awards for Gospel music.”

 

Harold Young hosts, “Mid-Day Praise Break” Show Monday through Friday from 10am until 3pm. The show plays the latest in contemporary Gospel music, featuring Gospel recording artists such as Kirk Franklin, Travis Greene, Deitrick Haddon, Yolanda Adams, Cece Winans and many others.

 

About the Stellar Awards:

The Chicago-based Central City Productions, Inc. (CCP) produces the Stellar Gospel Music Awards. It has been 32 years since the first awards show was taped at the Arie Crown Theater in Chicago, and the Stellar Awards has now become the premier Gospel event that recognizes and honors African American artists. This one of a kind award show has showcased top Gospel artists and many television and film stars.

Local Pianist To Perform at Douglass Theatre

Friday, December 1, 2017

  Local Pianist to Perform at the Douglass Theatre

 

      Christmas Concert to be Held

With Variety of Musical Styles

 

Cornelius Spencer, a local pianist born and raised in Macon, is set to take the stage at the historic Douglass Theatre with Steve Moretti (co-founder of Macon Pops, drummer and percussionist), Billy Thornton (bass player) and Ken Trimmins (trumpet player). The concert will be held this Friday, December 15 at 7:30 p.m.

 

The event will feature a collaboration of Georgia singers and musicians in an unforgettable evening performance of classic Christmas and holiday favorites. The concert was originally planned to feature only piano, bass and drums, but additional performers and musicians were added to the lineup. A variety of musical styles (classical, jazz and soul) featuring holiday classics will be performed.

 

"I am so excited to present this show in my hometown.  It will be a performance that offers something for everyone who loves Christmas and this time of year,” says Spencer. “Most of all, I am excited about performing with this group of phenomenal musicians.  For me, it is an honor to share the stage with such respected players as Moretti, Thornton, and Trimmins. If I weren't on the stage, I'd certainly want to be front and center to witness this celebration of the season."

 

Spencer collaborates with a number of well-known gospel, classical and jazz artists, teaches music in the community and performs.

 

“I’ve had the honor and pleasure of working with Cornelius when he performed with Macon Pops on our R&B, Hip-Hop, Gospel and Soul concert,” says Moretti. “I am delighted to be a part of this wonderful holiday concert!”

 

For ticket information, please call the Douglass Theatre at 478-742-2000 or visit douglasstheatre.org. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door.

 

ABOUT Douglass Theatre:

The Douglass Theatre was the premier movie theatre and vaudeville hall open to African-American citizens in the city.  The facility hosted early jazz and blues greats such as Ida Cox, Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey and comedy stars such as Butterbeans and Susie while at the same time running feature-length films and serials popular in theatres throughout the country. During the 1920's, the theatre was an important venue for early African-American films written and produced by blacks for black audiences as well.  Musical stars such as Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington filled The Douglass before moving on to the city auditorium in the 1940's. By the early 1960's, The Douglass Theatre became a showcase for new musical talent such as Little Richard and James Brown. The Douglass closed its doors in 1972 after showcasing diverse entertainment for more than fifty-two years. The Douglass reopened on January 11, 1997 and now serves all races and cultures with events, films and performances.

 

 

 

 

Macon Pops' Beatles Concert: Rubber Soul & Revolver Coming to Cox Capitol Theatre

Friday, November 10, 2017
 Macon Pops’ Performs the Second Concert of the Season 
 
  
Macon, GA – Setting the stage for their upcoming concert, Macon Pops’ will be performing two complete album recordings fully orchestrated at the Cox Capitol Theatre Friday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m. Macon Pops’ regular guitarist, Jared Leach, will be making his singing debut. Kevin Spencer, who is with the Kristian Bush Band (from Sugarland) will also be joining Macon Pops on stage, in addition to U.K native bassist and singer, Patrick Bettison.
 
“Having already performed Sgt. Pepper & Abbey Road “Top to Bottom,” the next logical choices would be Rubber Soul & Revolver,” says Macon Pops Co-Founder, Matt Catingub. “From Rubber Soul’s ‘In My Life’ to Revolver’s ‘Here, There and Everywhere,’ some of the most inspired fab four songs shine through from these two iconic recordings."
 
Macon Pops’ concerts continue to be one of the most talked-about musical events in Middle Georgia. Fans will be excited to experience the two Beatles’ innovative albums in their entirety. “We love coming up with timely and relevant concert themes, and we especially enjoy trying to match the orchestra with musical styles that may never have been considered by conventional orchestras,” says Co-Founder of Macon Pops, Steve Moretti. “The Beatles’ Rubber Soul & Revolver have a mixture of pop, soul and folk musical styles.”
 
As with all Macon Pops’ concerts, fans are encouraged to dance and immerse themselves in the music.
 
The 5th Season will conclude with March 16, 2018’s ‘Latin Pop Revolution’ concert, which will be held at Mercer University’s Hawkins Arena.
 
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“Macon Pops is a separate organization from the Macon Symphony Orchestra. We are sad to see a cultural staple in our community close its doors. We would like to wish the musicians, patrons and staff the very best.”
 
 
About Macon Pops
The mission of Macon Pops is to bring the highest quality production and performance of popular music to a broader audience than found at traditional symphonic concerts. This concert series blends classical instruments with pop culture music. Macon Pops’ unique approach is more than just its innovative musical style, nightclub style venue, and fabulous food and drinks.The musical group showcases an orchestra of accomplished studio and symphonic musicians that encourages an interest in the musical arts for people of diverse ages and backgrounds.
 
For more information on Macon Pops, visit http://www.maconpops.com

 

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