Stories 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

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

'Les Miserables' pulls in crowd before show

For many performers, "Les Miserables" is their dream musical. "We had about 100 people audition for this show," said Marcia Harris, director of the Aiken Community Playhouse's production, which ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Hamilton to share power of music

As Anthony Hamilton tours this spring, he's thinking about entertaining his audiences and putting together some new songs with deep meaning.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

'Shear Madness' is same story, but different play, every time

Whodunit? Well, that depends on the night. "Shear Madness" is a different show every night, and it's coming to the Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre stage in May.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

'499 Seats' is farce on theater

499 Seats is a play within a play and so much more. The cast includes about 40 students from both East Georgia State and GRU and will be presented April 18-19.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Switchfoot eager to play Springfest

Playing for military audiences isn't out of the ordinary for the band, Switchfoot. It's something members relish with good reason. Switchfoot will be in concert at 8:30 p.m. Satur­day, April ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Musicians to perform 'Requiem'

More than 200 vocalists and musicians will join together Saturday, March 28, to fill Sacred Heart Cultural Center with the music of Mozart's Requiem in D Minor. 
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

High-energy Blind Boys of Alabama to sing in Evans

Five-time Grammy Award winners, the Blind Boys of Alabama, will be in concert at the Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 13, as one of the last performances of ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

Juilliard in Aiken marks 7th year

Although one of the founders of Juilliard in Aiken died last April, his legacy continues.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

United Way tops fundraising goal

The United Way of the CSRA announced Tuesday that it exceeded its fundraising goal, but a simultaneous federal fundraising effort missed the mark.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

Sparks will fly in 'West Side Story'

Against the backdrop of New York City's Upper West Side, a young couple finds their romance ripped apart by the warring factions among their friends when The Augusta Players present West Side Story.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Augusta Ballet to showcase rising talent of dance world

The American Ballet Theatre Studio Company's upcoming Augusta performance features pieces that will appeal to the traditionalist as well as the modernist. The Augusta Ballet will present the ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015

Edgefield, Aiken start off year with dramas

The year is starting off with lots of drama. On Jan. 9, "Doubt" will open on the Edgefield Theatre Company's stage, and the Aiken Community Playhouse will present "All My Sons."
By Charmain Z. Brackett
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