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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

'Drowsy Chaperone' melds comedy, romance in musical

The Drowsy Chaperone brings together classic elements of musical theater including romance, mistaken identity and comedy and wraps them into a fun package with catchy tunes set in the Roaring 1920s.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The Artside: Fort Gordon theater and arts advocate takes last bow

I'd like to open this column by paying tribute to someone who is well-respected in the arts community and will be taking his final bow on the Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre stage with the production ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016

'A Chorus Line' is backstage view of musical theater

The Augusta Players production of A Chorus Line is a reunion of sorts for Beth Blalock and Paul Jones. The duo play newlyweds Kristine and Alan Deluca.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016

The Artside: Art parties set on both sides of river

The Greater Augusta Arts Council's annual membership event, the Wet Paint Party, will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at Sacred Heart Cultural Center.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Friday, Feb. 12, 2016

North Augusta chamber honors business, citizen of year

Faith and family are at the heart of the North Augusta Chamber of Commerce's busi­ness of the year: Quality Printing and Graphics, which began in one room of Alvin Lunsford's home in 1964.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016

74-year-old to make stage debut in 'Dangerous Liaisons'

Pat Hall's bucket list doesn't consist of places she'd like to visit, but of things she'd like to accomplish. Starting Feb. 12, she'll get to check off one of those things - perform in a play.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016

The Artside: Dance Theatre of Harlem draws largest ballet crowd

Augustans turned out in force for ballet on Jan. 30 as the Dance Theatre of Harlem took the Bell Auditorium stage.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016

Dance Theatre of Harlem seeks to inspire future generations

Dancers with the Dance Theatre of Harlem will take the Bell Auditorium stage on Saturday, Jan. 30, but it's only a brief part of their visit to Augusta.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016

The Artside: Artists' tribute to David Bowie takes on new meaning

Jay Jacobs will never forget the first day the lyrics from a song spoke to him. It was a line from the David Bowie song Changes.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016

Augusta Mini Theatre to stage 'The Me I Like' to kick off 41st year

Augusta Mini Theatre, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this season, and will stage The Me I Like Jan. 15-18, Jan. 23-24 and Feb. 20-21.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016

The Artside: Artist's feelings are central to exhibit

It's been six years since Carrie Brooks has had an art exhibit with as many pieces in it as the one that will open with a reception Jan. 14 at the Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015

Dream role as Annie comes true for North Augusta girl

Heidi Coughenour was only 3 when she saw the film, Annie, for the first time. "I watched it a lot. I just loved Annie. I listened to the soundtrack, and I'd sing all the songs," said the ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

The Artside: Gallery on the Row closing

One of Artists' Row's longtime galleries will close on Dec. 23.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015

Augusta Players to present 'A Christmas Carol'

The Augusta Players will present 'A Christmas Carol' at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, at the Imperial Theatre.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Opera tenor Panuccio returns for holiday concert

Through music, Marco Panuccio formed a strong bond with the Augusta community, and on Dec. 17, the lyric tenor returns to the area to perform his signature holiday concert.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

The Artside: TEDxAugusta adds artwork

December's First Friday brought lots of art openings and events, including the unveiling of an art exhibit in conjunction with TEDxAugusta.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015

'Jersey Boys' weaves hit songs into story

Mafia threats, gambling debts, infidelity and death are contrasted with catchy music of an iconic band led by a falsetto-singing Italian-American in a Tony Award-winning musical, which is coming ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015

Lights of the South flips a few switches

The lights are on at Lights of the South - all 5 million-plus bulbs. The popular holiday attraction opened Nov. 20 with a few changes.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

The Artside: Fall Into Art show in full swing in North Augusta

The Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta and the North Augusta Artists Guild's 2015 annual Fall into Art Show and Sale will be held through Dec. 18.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Aiken playhouse show is nuttier than a fruitcake

Take a house divided, throw in a chicken pox breakout in the Christmas pageant, 10,000 lights and an old man and you get the Aiken Community Playhouse holiday production, Fruitcakes.
By Charmain Z. Brackett
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