Stories 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

Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014

Poison Peach Film Festival extends reach

In its seventh year, the Poison Peach Film Festival is becoming more well-known, receiving entries from regional and international filmmakers.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

Four concerts over four days to focus on holidays

If you have a taste for Christmas music, there are several concerts on the schedule over the next few days.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

A 'Christmas Carol' is tradition on, off stage

Traditions are important to many during the holiday season, and Brandon Brune thinks Augustans may have found another one.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

4 ballet companies plan 'Nutcracker'

The tale of a young girl entranced by a nutcracker and her magical journey into the Land of the Sweets has been a Christmas tradition for many, and in the Augusta area, there are four different ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

'It's a Wonderful Life' to hit stage

"It's a Wonderful Life" has been adapted for the stage and will be presented by the Aiken Community Playhouse beginning Thanksgiving weekend.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Lights of the South adds to sparkle for 10th anniversary

In celebration of its 10th anniversary this year, Lights of the South will have more lights and displays. THe holiday attraction opens Nov. 20.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

'Shades of Love' looks at interracial relationships

When radio personality Miss Monique writes a stage play, she wants it to hit relevant social issues. Previous works have focused on sex trafficking and domestic violence. With her newest work, ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

'Perfect Wedding' is perfect opportunity for laughter

What happens when the groom wakes up on the morning of his wedding with someone other than his bride-to-be? "The Perfect Wedding." Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre will present the farce by Robin Hawdon ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Take aim! Zombies haunt paintball trail

The Haunted Paintball Trail at Augusta Paintball on Barton Chapel Road offers a different type of Halloween scare.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

Augusta Choral Society has changes in store for season

The Augusta Choral Society's season opener marks a few firsts. Multimedia, as well as an atypical soloist, will be part of The Armed Man: A Mass For Peace, which kicks off the 64th season at 7:30 ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Storyland Theatre back for 27th season on new stage

After nine years at the Imperial Theatre, Storyland is returning to the Georgia Regents University Maxwell Performing Arts Theater, where the group spent 17 years.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014

Experience Hispanic and Greek cultures this weekend

Two different cultures will be highlighted downtown this weekend; The annual Greek Festival and the annual Hispanic Festival.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

Symphony to open season with anniversary tribute

Composer John Hennecken wrote "Everything Beautiful In Its Time" to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Augusta's sister city agreement with Takarazuka, Japan. 
By Charmain Z. Brackett

'Addams Family' is musical tale families can relate to

They're creepy and they're kooky, and they're back in a musical. The Augusta Players will bring a 21st century The Addams Family to the Imperial Theatre stage Sept. 26-28.
By Charmain Z. Brackett
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