Stories by Jeremy Craig

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

Cheech & Chong's humor still smokin' with audiences

The humor might seem at first glance no longer edgy, but the hilarity of Cheech & Chong's classic sketches is coming to Augusta. Their Up In Smoke Tour with the band War will stop at Bell ...
By Jeremy Craig

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

'Shut Yo Mouth' and listen to Get Right Band's varied tunes

When The Get Right Band takes the stage at at Surrey Tavern on Sept. 6, an infectious, danceable blend of funk, rock, reggae and just plain unique set of sounds will fill the room.
By Jeremy Craig

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014

White Violet brings varied style to Sky City

White Violet, a band with an eclectic sound that thrived off of Athens' renowned music scene, is coming to Augusta with a performance on Aug. 22 at Sky City. They'll be joined by fellow Athens ...
By Jeremy Craig

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014

Musical artists to perform at Jessye Norman benefit

The Jessye Norman School of the Arts is bringing three lauded international musicians to Augusta in celebration and support of the school through a benefit concert at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24.
By Jeremy Craig

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014

Gordon starts new jazz project, to play Sky City shows

One of jazz's most acclaimed trombonists is coming home to Augusta to share his passion with students as a scholar - and for the public through a live show.
By Jeremy Craig

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Augusta Amusements season to include Jim Brickman, more

From August through March, 16 acts in genres as diverse as Big Band, country, jazz, Christian, gospel plus balladeers and singers of quintessential pop standards will take the stage during Augusta ...
By Jeremy Craig

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Actor is excited to return to Augusta for 'Get On Up'

Keith Robinson's role as Baroy "Baby Roy" Scott of James Brown's first band, The Famous Flames, is taking him full circle, back home to Augusta for the July 24 screening of the new Brown biopic, ...
By Jeremy Craig

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Brushfire Stankgrass likes to tinker with the traditional

To listen to Brushfire Stankgrass is to go down a road that begins with the banjo - and on to an uncertain destination that might wind up arriving in downbeat blues, country, or into a funk ...
By Jeremy Craig

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

Martha Graham Dance Company to perform at Imperial

On March 1, Augustans will have the chance to view and become immersed in modern dance through performances by the Martha Graham Dance Company at 7 p.m. at Imperial Theatre.
By Jeremy Craig

Monday, Feb. 4, 2013

'Price is Right Live' brings game show to Augusta

The excitement of an American TV institution is coming live to Augusta through The Price Is Right Live stage show on Feb. 10.
By Jeremy Craig

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013

New leader wants symphony to be bigger part of Augusta's arts scene

Mieko Di Sano comes on board with Symphony Orchestra Augusta as it has embarked on a major project - to renovate and restore the historic Miller Theater to be the orchestra's home.
By Jeremy Craig

Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013

Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art marks 75 years of showing, teaching art

For 75 years, the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art has served as a vital resource for the arts in Augusta and the region.
By Jeremy Craig

Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012

Westobou: Art exhibits run throughout festival

Exhibitions include visual art, videos and a sound installation.
By Jeremy Craig

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012

L.A. Dance Project unites communities

At the Westobou Festival, the highlight of the celebration's focus on dance will be a whirlwind of difficult, exquisite dance from a company fresh off of its debut in the world's capital for ...
By Jeremy Craig

German pianist will share talent with students

World-class German pianist Alexander Schimpf will come to Augusta on Oct. 7 not only to share his talents for listeners of classical music, but also for the next generation of practitioners.
By Jeremy Craig

Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012

Westobou: Visual Art

Kicking off the festival Wednesday, Oct. 3, and opening the visual arts night at the Old Academy of Richmond County is Augusta-born Julia Easterlin, performing in collaboration with Atlanta ...
By Jeremy Craig

Westobou: Music

Headlining Thursday, Oct. 4, the day of celebration of music at the festival, is international recording artist Janelle Monáe at 5 p.m. on the parade grounds of the Old Academy of Richmond County.
By Jeremy Craig

Westobou: Spoken Word

Words take to the stage Friday, Oct. 5, with a talk by Philippe Petit headlining the area of focus.
By Jeremy Craig

Westobou: Dance

The showpiece of dance at Westobou is the L.A. Dance Project, coming to Augusta just a few weeks after its inaugural performances in Los Angeles. Created by dancer and choreographer Benjamin ...
By Jeremy Craig

Westobou: Film

Westobou wraps up its celebration of the arts with a day dedicated to film through the Southern premiere of a new feature-length documentary I'm Fine, Thanks.
By Jeremy Craig
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