Stories by Ed Turner

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

Music by Turner: Dash away all to buy these great box sets

Here are nine marvelous box sets and reissues that would make anyone who's an ardent music fan very happy on Dec. 25. Sure, some are a bit pricey but remember - it's Christmas!
By Ed Turner

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Music by Turner: Wrap up year with musical gifts

As we enter the final days of 2014, there are still plenty of terrific shows scheduled locally and regionally. Let's take a quick peek at ones that will be sure to warm your musical bones as the ...
By Ed Turner

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Music by Turner: 'Inside Your Eyes' work of local talents

As a musician and a columnist, I never cease to be amazed at just how much astounding talent there is in our part of the world. You can now add Aiken's Lauren Meccia. Her new album, "Inside Your ...
By Ed Turner

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Music by Turner: Now we'll rush home to memories

As a fifth-grader in 1965 at William Robinson Elementary, I (as well as most of my friends) had stopped hanging around the school after the final bell rang in order to get home as quickly as ...
By Ed Turner

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

Music by Turner: Vannelli to make local stop

Gino Vannelli, best known for hits such as "Living Inside Myself," "People Gotta Move," and the Grammy-nominated "I Just Wanna Stop," is performing at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Columbia ...
By Ed Turner

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Music by Turner: War within doesn't hurt tunes

"Why Can't We Be Friends?" No, its not just the name of the great top-10 smash from 1975 from the legendary group War. The song's title also is a very appropriate description of the current status ...
By Ed Turner

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

Music by Turner: Ninth month brings nine concerts you want to catch

In honor of September, let's take a quick peek at nine of the more interesting shows set for this month in Augusta, Atlanta and Columbia.
By Ed Turner

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014

Music by Turner: Band is humbled by stage presence of Sharon Jones

A few weeks ago, I was munching on my popcorn, waiting for the Augusta premiere of the James Brown biopic "Get on Up" to begin when a voice whispered in my ear ...
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

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