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Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: Jones sings holiday tune

Augusta-area resident Sharon Jones, who just concluded her latest tour of European capital cities, has teamed up with shoe store Cole Haan to release her own video version of Irving Berlin's ...
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: With five concerts, you'll be pickin' and grinnin'

If you love country and bluegrass music there are five great shows taking place over the next few days.
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: Oka'Chaffa Indian Festival in new spot, at new price

The good news about the third annual Oka'Chaffa Indian Festival & Pow Wow this weekend is that you don't need a coupon to get discounted admission at the gate.
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: Ghost stories begin with cemetery

Walker Posey, managing director of Posey's funeral home in North Augusta, will be telling ghost stories in Lookaway Inn mansion Thursday, Oct. 30, the night before Halloween.
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: Ann Landers show reminder of her trip to Augusta

Seeing that the Newberry (S.C.) Opera House next week is presenting the touring play Ann Landers: Lady With All The Answers made me think about when the real advice columnist came to Augusta in 1975.
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: Sounds at Riverwalk will be from Yonder Mountain

The Colorado-based Yonder Mountain String Band will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Jessye Norman Amphitheater on the Riverwalk with the Larry Keel Experience bluegrass music group.
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: Fate plays role in success of Robin and Linda Williams

Fate has changed the lives of Robin and Linda Williams more than once including affecting their chosen business careers and personal relationships. They will perform at Imperial Theatre on Oct. 10 ...
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: Daughter's book reveals private life of James Brown

The legendary life of James Brown continues to grow. To me, one of the best books to emerge since his death in 2006 is the recently released Cold Sweat: My Father James Brown and Me by his ...
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: 'Grand Ole Opry' music star Hamilton was a class act

The Grand Ole Opry lost another of its legendary singers with the death of George Hamilton IV on Sept. 17 at age 77 of a heart attack.
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: Montgomery Gentry heads for Evans

Montgomery Gentry continues to make the best hard core/rock-tinged country music they can. They are sure to have a great turn out of fans when they perform Friday, Sept. 19, at Lady Antebellum ...
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: Unstoppable Lawson to open Southern Soul & Song series

One of the world's greatest mandolin players and bluegrass music vocalists, Doyle Lawson, returns to Augusta this weekend with his band Quicksilver.
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: New Wiseman CD is diary of country classics

Listening to bluegrass music star Mac Wiseman's new CD is like listening to the classic songs of country music's early history.
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014

Jake Owen hit hole-in-one with country music career

Thursday, Aug. 28, is an important day for country music singer Jake Owen and his fraternal twin brother, Jarrod. The Florida-born brothers are turning 33.
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: Oka' Chaffa Indian Festival to move to new location

The third annual Oka' Chaffa Indian Festival is moving up the road apiece from Phinizy Swamp Nature Park to New Savannah Bluff Lock & Dam Park, according to festival co-founder Chipa Wolfe.
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: Malpass Brothers keeping tradition of country alive

The Malpass Brothers discovered a love of country music by playing their grandfather's records. Then, Merle Haggard kind of discovered The Malpass Brothers.
By Don Rhodes

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

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

Thursday, July 31, 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
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Pearl the obese dog gradually losing weight

After six months in the care of DNA rescue and through a careful rehabilitation program, Pearl has lost 15.7 pounds, down from the 76.5 she weighed when she was found as a stray on Kensington ...
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