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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

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 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

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
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