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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Jones pays tribute to Prince; next, Brown

Augusta native Sharon Jones will perform at the James Brown Birthday Bash at Augusta Common on May 3 on Brown's actual birthday, and then she turns 60 the next day.
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Ramblin' Rhodes: Marty Raybon, with Shenandoah, to play at music festival

Bluegrass and country music star Marty Raybon as the lead vocalist of the reunited country superstar group Shenandoah will perform at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, during the Little Roy & ...
By Don Rhodes

Monday, April 25, 2016

Spring is filled with music festivals

Spring is here, and there are a bunch of great music festivals coming up. Here is an overview.
By Don Rhodes

Friday, April 22, 2016

Ramblin' Rhodes: Hear bluegrass, gospel stars at Little Roy & Lizzy festival

The fourth annual Little Roy & Lizzy Festival returns April 28-30 near Lincolnton, Ga.
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Ramblin' Rhodes: Patty says tour stop in Aiken is way to say 'thank you'

Since Feb. 11, Sandi Patty has been on her "Forever Grateful - The Farewell Tour" that should reach more than 100 cities around the globe. One of the stops will be April 17 in Aiken.
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Ramblin' Rhodes: Illusionist Adam Trent brings audience into the show

You won't be seeing illusionist Adam Trent this week in a tuxedo waving a magic wand over a top hat, saying "abracadabra" and pulling a rabbit out of the hat during his Augusta-area visit. That's ...
By Don Rhodes

Chipa Wolfe, organizer of Oka'Chaffa Indian Festival, dies at 62

Chipa Lone Eagle Wolfe, 62, of Jasper, Ga., died Saturday, April 10, at his residence. For the past four years, Wolfe organized and hosted the annual Oka'Chaffa Indian Festival & Pow Wow in ...
By Don Rhodes

Friday, April 8, 2016

Sandi Patty's farewell tour to stop in Aiken

It's not surprising that Grammy Award-winning gospel music superstar Sandi Patty is making this area one of the stops on her Forever Grateful: the Farewell Tour.
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Ramblin' Rhodes: Hydrick video shoot turns into magical night of music

Anyone who was at McKenna Hydrick's show at Le Chat Noir in downtown Augusta on March 20 will tell you that it probably was one of the best concerts held anywhere at any time on any ...
By Don Rhodes

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Ramblin' Rhodes: Since 1754, cartoonists have drawn signs of times

Political cartoons have been an art form in itself since the first one, Join Or Die, of a fragmented snake appeared in Benjamin Franklin's newspaper The Pennsylvania Gazette in Philadelphia on May ...
By Don Rhodes

Friday, March 18, 2016

McKenna Hydrick concert to be filmed

McKenna Hydrick, formerly an English teacher at Silver Bluff High School in Aiken County, will be filming a concert with a full band at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 20, at Le Chat Noir.
By Don Rhodes

Ramblin' Rhodes: A lucky few to hear Tritt play acoustic show at Imperial

The lucky ticket holders to Travis Tritt's sold-out acoustic concert at the Imperial Theatre on Saturday, March 19, paid about half of what the people did to see the two sold-out acoustic shows ...
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

A Day In The Country music festival canceled

The thousands of country music fans who have been spending the first Sunday of every May at the A Day in the Country music festival for the past 30 years will have to find something else to do ...
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Ramblin' Rhodes: Country music world loses two greats: Rambo, James

The gospel and country music worlds lost two giants with the deaths of Buck Rambo on Feb. 21 at age 84, and Sonny James on Feb. 22 at age 87.
By Don Rhodes

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Ramblin' Rhodes: Literary festival calls to mind Augusta novelist Fleming

It was 70 years ago that Augusta novelist Berry Fleming traveled to Atlanta for the world premiere of the 20th Century Fox movie Colonel Effingham's Raid based on his Book of the Month Club novel ...
By Don Rhodes

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016

Ramblin' Rhodes: Augusta museum makes history marking 20th year

Visitors who entered the brand new Augusta Museum of History's building at Sixth and Telfair streets 20 years ago this month were greeted by a giant polar bear on a fake block of ice in the lobby.
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016

Ramblin' Rhodes: R&B pioneer Leroy Lloyd remembered by local fans

Rhythm and blues pioneer Leroy Lloyd, who toured with James Brown and Jackie Wilson and fronted his own popular band The Swinging Dukes, was remembered at a memorial service last week attended by ...
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

Ramblin' Rhodes: McCrary Sisters' musical sound continues to be heard

The McCrary Sisters will be opening for The Fairfield Four gospel a cappella singers at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at Imperial Theatre.
By Don Rhodes

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016

Ramblin' Rhodes: Country legend Flo Carter to unveil first music video

Nearly 60 years ago, you could find "Florence Carter" and her band, The Rockets, playing nightly in the Oglethorpe Room of the then-fashionable Bon Air Hotel in Augusta.
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016

Ramblin' Rhodes: Kit & The Kats brings 'goldie oldies' to stage in Aiken

Dancing to and singing along with late 1950s and early '60s hits simply are just pure fun whether you grew up in that era or not. And one person who knows that for sure is California singer Laura ...
By Don Rhodes
 
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