Seeing live music can be a transcendent mind-body experience, akin to getting a tattoo underwater or making out during an eclipse. Transcend boredom with today's Groupon: for $5, you get a ticket to Candy Coburn live in concert at the Cox Capitol Theatre, at 8 p.m. on March 12 in downtown Macon. Tickets are general admission; call ahead for reserved seating by March 10. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Country singer Candy Coburn brings her signature rollicking live show and emerald-green guitar to the historical Cox Capitol Theatre, which opened downtown in 1916. Candy Coburn’s song “Pink Warrior” has become an anthem for breast-cancer awareness, with proceeds from sales of the single benefitting the Susan J. Komen for the Cure organization. Catch Coburn as she rattles off ear-hooking melodies from Lucky, her recently released full-length album of festive barnburners and mournful barn re-builders. Openers StevensLayne, fronted by locals Molly Stevens and Whitney Layne, warm up the crowd with twangy ardor and a pyre of banjos being sent on to Banjo Valhalla.
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Cox Capitol Theatre
When the neon curlicues above its marquee first lit up in 1916, the Capitol Theatre promised Macon residents the finest movie-going experience available, with cozy leather seats and a gold-fiber screen. After shutting down in 1976, the theater languished for 30 years, suffering from water damage and neglect until renovation began in 2003, restoring the space to its former glory. Brass-banisters encircle the wrap-around balconies above the venue’s open floor, dotted with cabaret-style tables and seats occupied by frugal 1920s ghosts still trying to get their 15-cents worth from their original admission.
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