Stories by Charmain Z. Brackett

Monday, Oct. 5, 2015

Meet the voice of Queen Amidala

Voice actress wCatherine Taber will be at the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library on Oct. 10 to discuss her roles on a variety of Star Wars video games and television series.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015

The Artside: Latest Book Tavern exhibit hangs art based on Poe

As Halloween approaches, the Book Tavern will be the spot for a special art exhibit based on the life and works of a master of the creepy and macabre - Edgar Allan Poe.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Westobou Festival rounds up art, music, more

The Westobou Festival is a non-stop five days filled with music, dance, film and more from Sept. 30-Oct. 4. A Celebration of the Life and Work of Marlon Brando is at the center of the marquee film ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015

The Artside: See artists paint live for ArtZilla event

In the midst of all the Arts in the Heart of Augusta festivities Sept. 18-20, several Augusta artists come together for their annual ArtZilla event.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015

35th Arts in the Heart to fill weekend with art, music, fun

Arts in the Heart of Augusta has come a long way from its days in the Municipal Building parking lot to one of the premier festivals in the Southeast. And it's back for its 35th year Sept. 18-20.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015

Actor shares stage with mentor in 'Barefoot in the Park'

Eric Mills has performed in numerous shows in the Augusta area, but he admits to being a little nervous before the opening for Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre's production of Barefoot in the Park.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Westobou adds own gallery, central hub

As the Westobou Festival enters its eighth year, there are lots of performances, exhibits and other activities planned for Sept. 30 through Oct. 4.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015

Le Chat to open theater season with Pulitzer-winning 'The Flick'

If it's a Pulitzer Prize-winning play you want to see, you'll likely find it staged at Le Chat Noir, and this season is no exception with a recent Pulitzer winner, The Flick, opening on Friday, ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015

'Fantasticks' delivers fantastic music

Aryle Pastore believes it's the music of The Fantasticks that has made it the world's longest-running musical. "I love the music. It really makes you feel something," said Pastore, who plays the ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015

The Artside: Goode's oils, mixed media at USC Aiken

The artwork of Harriet Goode will be on display at the University of South Carolina Aiken Etherredge Center Art Gallery from Aug. 23 through Sept. 30.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015

USC Aiken Cultural Series to bring in global talents

The University of South Carolina Aiken's 29th annual Cultural Series brings in multi-genre performers from all over the globe with six performances planned from October to March.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

The Artside: Artist who paints Augusta featured in new solo exhibit

Randy Lambeth doesn't have to travel far to find something interesting to paint. "I paint in Augusta. That's my hometown," said the artist who will have his first solo exhibit in about 15 years in ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Artside: Arts offerings include exhibits, history, shows, contests

From a birthday bash at the Arts and Heritage Center to shows at local theaters, art is among us.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Broadway in Augusta series to bring in 'Jersey Boys'

The Tony Award-winning musical, Jersey Boys, will play five nights in December at Bell Auditorium.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Aiken Community Playhouse show will spell laughter

The director of 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' said the show is lots of fun not only for the cast but for the audience. Joining the cast of characters will be four audience members.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

The Artside: Artists honor author Lee with mockingbird creations

In honor of Harper Lee's new book release on July 14, which is only three days after the 55th anniversary of the release of 'To Kill A Mockingbird,' 24 artists have come together for a special ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

'Be My Baby' is tale told in many places on one stage

For most Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre performances, Steve Walpert is the mastermind behind the show, instructing actors and crew on how to bring to life his vision, but every few years, Walpert ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Artside: Arts Council honors individuals

The Greater Augusta Arts Council honored several individuals for their commitment to arts in the Augusta area on June 18 at a reception at 600 Broad.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Artside: Local artists create on the box, out of the coffee mug

The art continues this weekend with an unusual exhibit at Buona Caffe on Central Avenue.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

'Steel Magnolias' is classic story with a few changes

The North Augusta Cultural Arts Council's production of Steel Magnolias will tell a familiar story with a few changes.
By Charmain Z. Brackett
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