Stories by Ed Turner

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Music by Turner: Here they come … two of The Monkees … to Augusta

"Here they come … Walking down Augusta's streets?" Yes, they are! The Monkees 50th Anniversary Tour invades Augusta's Bell Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 24.
By Ed Turner

Monday, July 18, 2016

Music by Turner: Don't miss Steve Miller's 1st stop here

Steve Miller celebrates a half-century of touring as he and his band visit Augusta's Bell Auditorium on Tuesday, July 19. Miller, a member of the Class of 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, will be ...
By Ed Turner

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Music by Turner: Make short trip for chance to see Steely Dan, Steve Winwood

It's the perfect double play of timeless classic rock. In less than one week, locals can enjoy a pair of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members in concert playing within easy driving distance of Augusta.
By Ed Turner

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Music by Turner: Hear classic rock of Firefall, ARS, Little River Band in one night

Over 25 hit singles and 10 million-selling albums says it all! "Classic Rock meets the Classic South" visits Evans Towne Center Park at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 23, featuring three bands that have ...
By Ed Turner

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Music by Turner: All the best musicians had to get started somewhere

"The guitar's all right, John, but you'll never make a living at it." The above quote from John Lennon's Aunt Mimi Smith is one of the most famous in the history of music.
By Ed Turner

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Music by Turner: Don't drag your feet and miss the beats at these concerts

There are several extra-special concerts headed our way (or at least, nearby) that beg for immediate attention as many of these shows should be sell-outs.
By Ed Turner

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016

Music by Turner: Hear Beatles, Sir Paul hits live

Those of you who are in need of an affordable Paul McCartney and Beatles fix are in for a treat Friday, Feb. 26, when The McCartney Years show visits the Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center in ...
By Ed Turner

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016

Music by Turner: Need a vacation? Consider cruisin' with fave musicians

These days, if you are a big-time music fan, a cruise featuring your favorite types of music or musicians has never been more popular.
By Ed Turner

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016

Music by Turner: Cool concerts will help us get through winter months

Last year was chock-full of fine shows both locally and regionally, and the first two months of this year are no exception.
By Ed Turner

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015

Music by Turner: Finish year with tickets to a show

I have always said that giving tickets as holiday presents is one of the best possible gifts because it's something that a couple can enjoy and experience together. Let's take a quick look at what ...
By Ed Turner

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015

Music by Turner: Hear Elvis hits with full orchestra

Kentucky native Terry Mike Jeffrey is regarded by many as one of the finest interpreters of Elvis' material. Tonight, Jeffrey, in conjunction with Symphony Orchestra Augusta's Pops! Series, will ...
By Ed Turner

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015

Music by Turner: 38 Special is among Jubilee treats

Halloween weekend this year in North Augusta is full of treats as the 31st annual Jack-O-Lantern Jubilee takes over downtown with plenty of great musical artists, food, and carnival rides.
By Ed Turner

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015

Music by Turner: Hear Billy Joel hits at tribute show

Local Billy Joel fans can enjoy one of the finest tribute bands anywhere when the "Billy Joel Tribute Experience" visits the J.S. Hardin Performing Arts Center on Oct. 24.
By Ed Turner

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015

Music by Turner: Local musicians deserve your support

In my music room, there's a box of CDs chock full of music from local bands that were recorded over the past couple of decades.
By Ed Turner

Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015

Music by Turner: Fall concerts are worth catching

Autumn is upon us again, and along with the cooler temperatures there are also some great concerts from which to choose. Let's take a peek at several shows that are so good that you just might ...
By Ed Turner

Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015

Music by Turner: REO Speedwagon still going strong

Ridin' the Storm Out was the name of REO Speedwagon's first hit single, but that does not mean that the band has had to weather major storms of popularity in their 40-plus-year career.
By Ed Turner

Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015

Music by Turner: Cool reads make the heat of summer more bearable

These long, hot and sweltering days of summer have made me, as the Who's Pete Townshend wrote, an "air-conditioned gypsy." But it has given me the time to catch up on some cool reads that I can ...
By Ed Turner

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Music by Turner: 'Ain't no drag' recording with James Brown

"Ain't no drag, papa's got a brand new bag." Sure, most everyone knows James Brown's classic slice of funky pop soul that opened up his career to an entirely different and much larger audience. ...
By Ed Turner

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Music by Turner: Concerts heat up summer

Summer's here and the time is right for dancing in your … seats? Another great series of concerts is upon us, and there are quite a few good shows scheduled for the next couple of months.
By Ed Turner

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Music by Turner: McCartney is a must-see in Columbia

It's been 22 long years since Paul McCartney last performed in Columbia. He returns to the Colonial Life Arena at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 25, for what will be an unforgettable night of great music ...
By Ed Turner
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