Stories by Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Augusta Southern Nationals returns to Savannah River

Hot-rod boat racing is July 19-20 with Night of Fire to kick off events on July 18.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

'Steel Magnolias' forges friendships on, off stage

Set in a Louisiana beauty shop, Steel Magnolias is a story about the lives, loves and losses of six women. At its heart are the friendships that have been forged.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Festival is celebration of 5 years of Augusta Pride

Celebrating its fifth anniversary, Augusta Pride will feature two days of events with some returning favorites in downtown Augusta this weekend.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Kayakers eager to share love of paddling

Augusta Canal, Savannah River, Lake Olmstead, other spots are destinations for local kayakers.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

'Unavailable' tackles domestic violence

Monique Kenny is not afraid to tackle tough issues through the vehicle of theater. "This one focuses on domestic violence," said the playwright, whose comedic drama, Unavailable, will be staged at ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Sunday, May 11, 2014

'Tom Foolery' should offend at some point, actor says

Keith Manasco chose the works of satirist Tom Lehrer for the next show at Le Chat Noir.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

'Oz' fans will be pleased, Augusta Players say

The Augusta Players will pay homage to 'The Wizard of Oz', the film classic celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, with performances at Imperial Theatre on May 9-11.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Augusta Chorale celebrates 30th anniversary

This weekend, the Augusta Chorale will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a performance that will include former members.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Monday, April 28, 2014

Veteran cast will have crowd laughing in 'Never Too Late'

Besides funny lines and a situational comedy, what makes the Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre production of 'Never Too Late' work is the chemistry among the cast members.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Boshears Skyfest is back this weekend

Mike Stewart's grandfather instilled in him a love of flying. Stewart, head of Team AeroDynamix, is one of the featured performers at the Boshears Skyfest, set for April 26-27.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Concert will help GRU Cancer Center, new music venture

Never Walk Alone, a benefit for the GRU Cancer Center set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 19, will feature soprano Cynthia Lawrence and her husband, tenor, Mark Calkins, accompanied by Rosalyn Floyd ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

'American Idiot' is story for all ages

Despite its title, Green Day's American Idiot has international appeal and breaks cultural barriers.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Pacers and Polo ends Triple Crown but starts season

Gates open at 10:30 a.m. Sunday for the final leg of the 2014 Aiken Triple Crown: Pacers and Polo.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Friday, March 14, 2014

5 named Women of Distinction

The Women of Distinction program honors women who've used their gifts and talents in extraordinary ways.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Cirque performers to dance on air to orchestra music

Cirque de la Symphonie is an international performing troupe that will synchronize its acrobatics with music performed by Symphony Orchestra Augusta.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014

United Way makes $4.1 million goal

The United Way of the CSRA crossed the finish line of its fundraising campaign Tuesday and celebrated at its annual meeting at the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014

Augusta Players to bring 'Spamalot,' Monty Python to stage

What do a diva, shrubbery, King Arthur and a man who's not dead yet have in common? Spamalot, of course. The Augusta Players will bring the musical based on Monty Python and the Holy Grail to the ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014

'Lend Me a Tenor' to lend laughter

Steve Walpert guarantees three weekends of laughter as Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre presents Lend Me A Tenor.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014

Ringling Bros. circus ringmaster is living a dream

David Shipman's Christ­mas of 2012 is one he'll never forget. It was on that day that Shipman stepped into the spotlight for the first time as the ringmaster of the Greatest Show on Earth - ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014

Theater group to put on modern 'Godspell'

The Musical Theatre Workshop will produce a gospel-based musical this weekend.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Top headlines

Commission rejects tax jump

Seven commissioners nixed a proposed tax increase Monday that would cost a typical homeowner $70 a year, leaving the countywide millage unset with just a few days to meet state deadlines.
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