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Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014

Country legend Loretta Lynn back at Bell again

The Bell Auditorium stage is familiar to country superstar Loretta Lynn, who has been singing on it for nearly 50 years. Now at 82, she will return to perform Saturday, Aug. 23.
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: Take a short drive to Newberry to see top music acts

The Newberry (S.C.) Opera House has revealed its 2014-2015 performances schedule, and it's another great line-up of entertainment within driving distance from Augusta.
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014

Ed Turner and Number 9 create 'musical time machine'

It is a weeknight, and pianist/singer Ed Turner and his No. 9 musicians as usual are playing to a full house. Only this "full house" consists of Turner and his six other core band musicians, a new ...
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: Series bring pianists, singers, bluegrass artists to stage

The 2014-2015 lineups for the Morris Museum of Art's Budweiser True Music Southern Soul & Song concert series and the Waynesboro-Burke County Concert Series have been announced.
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Most characters in 'Get On Up' played real role in James Brown's life

Movie-making folks often love to create characters that never existed or were compilations of real people when a biography film is made of someone famous. But in the case of "Get On Up," which ...
By Don Rhodes

Boseman captures essence of James Brown

When Chadwick Boseman was cast as the legendary entertainer and South Carolina native James Brown in this year's movie "Get On Up," music and movie fans everywhere asked, "Who?"
By Don Rhodes

James Brown's mother, Susie, wrongly depicted in movie

The movie "Get On Up" is based on a lie that James Brown's mother, Susie, abandoned the family when Brown was a boy and then just showed up years later at New York City's Apollo Theatre.
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: 'Get On Up' puts James Brown back in the spotlight

With the nationwide opening of "Get On Up" on Aug. 1, I thought I'd share excerpts from a 2008 radio interview for Al Sharpton's Keeping It Real program.
By Don Rhodes

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Rhodes: 'Get On Up' to see Brown biopic

Do not miss this one!! James Brown, for sure, is back on the good foot with an incredibly lifelike portrayal by South Carolina-born actor Chadwick Boseman.
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Brian Grazer made James Brown film possible

The real hero behind the reality of a feature film finally getting made about James Brown is producer Brian Grazer.
By Don Rhodes

Ramblin' Rhodes: Hensley and the Red Hots ready to rock 'n' roll again

Johnny Hensley and the Red Hots will perform July 26 in a reunion concert that will benefit Press On.
By Don Rhodes

Monday, July 21, 2014

Sharon Jones lays claim to Brown's performing legacy

There is no large touring band with backup vocalists and a horn and rhythm section that comes as close to James Brown and his Soul Generals as Sharon Jones and band, The Dap Kings.
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: James Brown memorabilia is right here in Augusta

The James Brown exhibit at the Augusta Museum of History is without a doubt the most popular offering the museum has had in its 77 years of existence.
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: Georgia On My Mind Day to be treat for tourists, locals

If you get away anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday, July 11, you can enjoy the 2014 Georgia On My Mind Day at the Georgia Visitor Information Center.
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: Newman changed way we listen to Cajun, bluegrass

With deep sadness, many area country and bluegrass music fans learned of the death of Grand Ole Opry superstar Jimmy C. Newman on Saturday, June 21.
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: Trolley tour is way to learn history of North Augusta

We had a packed trolley of about 40 people on Sunday afternoon, June 22, for a tour of North Augusta's entertainment-related sites organized by the Heritage Council.
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: Waldon offers new voice singing about small towns

Kelsey Waldon's new independently-produced CD The Gold Mine is filled with revealing songs about her life as a child and an adult living in small towns in the Bluegrass State.
By Don Rhodes

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Keen show brings Brotherton home

One of Augusta's favorite acts, Texas country rocker Robert Earl Keen, returns for a performance at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, at Imperial Theatre.
By Don Rhodes

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: Florida Georgia Line is up front about how they roll

Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, known internationally as the duo Florida Georgia Line, are bringing their This Is How We Roll Summer Series 2014 tour to Lake Olmstead Stadium on June 13.
By Don Rhodes

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Augusta Player performs on Tonys

Former Augusta Players actress Sutton Foster will perform tonight on the 2014 Tony Awards' telecast, and she will be vying for her third Tony Award.
By Don Rhodes
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