Stories 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

Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013

Music By Turner: Juber will share Grammy-winning talent

It has long been said that "you can judge a person by the company that they keep." This is especially true for the two-time Grammy award winning guitarist Laurence Juber.
By Ed Turner

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013

Music by Turner: Class acts round out summer concerts

It has been a fabulous summer for concerts, and some of the best are yet to come as the season comes to a close.
By Ed Turner

Wednesday, Aug 7, 2013

Music By Turner: Concert memories are a hit

Gee whiz! I must admit I was taken aback (and, in some cases, affront) by your first concert experiences.
By Ed Turner

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Music By Turner: You never forget your first concert

Most everyone remembers their first concert. I'm sure that many of you had some of the same unusual and crazy experiences as I did, and we would like to hear about them!
By Ed Turner

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Music By Turner: Concerts, like rain, are pouring in

Gee whiz! The summer concerts are coming as fast and furious as this relentless rain. Many good choices abound, but here are a few that stand out among the bunch.
By Ed Turner

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Music By Turner: Allman Brothers mark 40 years with anniversary editions

Happily for Allman Brothers fans, Brothers and Sisters has been reissued this week in two 40th Anniversary Editions on vinyl and CD.
By Ed Turner

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Regents approve tuition hikes

DAHLONEGA, Ga. - Tuition is going up for Georgia students at all 31 state colleges and universities under a budget plan approved Tuesday by the state Board of Regents, including the largest ...