Stories by Ed Turner

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Music by Turner: Expect Beach Boys to bring fun, fun, fun for audience

It's "Surf's Up" for the first time in Augusta in over 30 years as the legendary Beach Boys visit Bell Auditorium on Sunday, July 13.
By Ed Turner

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Music by Turner: July concert calendar rocks

From Lionel Richie to Yes, concert offerings make for great summer.
By Ed Turner

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Music by Turner: Led Zeppelin album reissues worth a 'Whole Lotta Love'

Oh, the humanity! The first three Led Zeppelin albums have just been reissued and the results will leave you amazingly dazed but certainly not confused.
By Ed Turner

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Music by Turner: Music will outlast current performers

Gene Simmons, one of the founding members of KISS, said recently that he envisioned a day when "the band would perform concerts with no original members after he and Paul Stanley retire."
By Ed Turner

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Music by Turner: Not all shows cancel or cost too much

I cannot imagine that there is anything more upsetting and traumatic to a concert promoter than to have an act cancel a show.
By Ed Turner

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Music by Turner: Rain can't stop first Major Rager

Whew! This year's Masters was another winner in every sense of the word.
By Ed Turner

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Music by Turner: Big names hitting the road with stops near Augusta

It's finally springtime in Augusta and new concert announcements are coming faster than this seemingly endless falling of pollen.
By Ed Turner

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Music by Turner: Artist, friend Jim Tar will be missed

The arts community lost one of its most talented and generous souls last week. Jim Tar, co-owner with his wife, Kristin Varn Tar, of the well-known business Art on Broad, died last week after a ...
By Ed Turner

Monday, March 10, 2014

Music by Turner: Foreigner keeps hanging on to 'Juke Box Hero' status

Foreigner, who visit Augusta's Bell Auditorium on March 13, boasts a vocalist named Kelly Hansen who is a dead ringer for their iconic original lead singer Lou Gramm.
By Ed Turner

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014

Music by Turner: A lucky few will get to hear Garfunkel perform classics

Art Garfunkel will be in Evans on Feb. 9 for a sold-out performance.
By Ed Turner

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014

Music by Turner: Sharon Jones CD is delightful 'soul stew'

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings' fifth release, Give the People What They Want, is chock-full of a delightful "soul stew" that mixes Motown and Stax with a cool New York City vibe.
By Ed Turner

Monday, Jan. 6, 2014

Music by Turner: Big year for Allman Brothers filled with concerts, film, CDs

All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman will feature one of the most star-studded lineups that has ever performed at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.
By Ed Turner

Monday, Dec. 23, 2013

Music by Turner: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame strikes right chord for 2014

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame finally struck just the right chord … and this time it's a fine "major sixth" for 2014.
By Ed Turner

Monday, Dec. 9, 2013

Music by Turner: Year entertains with music DVDs from Rush to Nirvana

Let's take a quick look back at some of the finer music DVD releases of the year.
By Ed Turner

Monday, Nov. 25, 2013

Music by Turner: 'Live at BBC Volume 2'  is must have for every Beatles fan

One of the reasons The Beatles stopped performing concerts in 1966 was because their frenzied fans made so much noise that the group could not hear themselves. With the latest release, you can ...
By Ed Turner

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013

Music by Turner: Bonamassa's guitar skills to shine on Augusta stage

Singer-guitarist Joe Bonamassa is touring in support of his new live CD/DVD "An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House" as well as his eighth blues album "Driving Towards the Daylight."
By Ed Turner

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013

Music by Turner: Badfinger's tale suitable at Halloween

It's a story about a rock and roll band that's so horrifically tragic that perhaps it should be told only at Halloween.
By Ed Turner

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013

Music By Turner: Stewart in concert will take you back in 'Time Passages'

Al Stewart will always be best known for his legendary 1976 album and single Year of the Cat. The veteran folksinger will make his first-ever Augusta appearance on Nov. 1 in Evans.
By Ed Turner

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013

Music by Turner: Newest music on CD, stage and film

Four new discs - from Elton John, Sting, The Kings of Leon and Metallica - are in the stores as the record companies vie for raking in big sales as the holiday season beckons.
By Ed Turner

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013

Music by Turner: Have you met someone famous? We want to know

I'm certain that many of you readers have had similar experiences in meeting someone famous in the unlikeliest of places … and we want to hear all about them!
By Ed Turner

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