Stories by Steven Uhles

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015

Pop Rocks: Novelist, other artists inspiration to all of us

Sometimes I forget. I forget that when we are talking about the impulse to create - to paint, play music, dance and even write - that it is not the final product that is most important, but the ...
By Steven Uhles

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015

Hagar, bandmates come full circle playing their hits

After decades in the trenches of arena rock, the members of the all-star Sammy Hagar & the Circle decided a good way to move forward was to look back. The group will perform at 8 p.m. ...
By Steven Uhles

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015

Pop Rocks: Musician's loss felt by many who also love fun of music

Edmond Kida - Lurch to his friends and fans - has been an integral cog in the Augusta music machine for so many years that I honestly can't remember when I first became aware of the idiosyncratic ...
By Steven Uhles

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015

Pop Rocks: The arts, its patrons thrive because of an agreement

Each of these instruments represents that abstract idea that remains foundational to the supporting, teaching and, ultimately enjoying the arts. They represent commitment.
By Steven Uhles

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015

Pop Rocks: Miller Theater possibilities are now more real than ever

On Friday, Oct. 23, the Miller, LLC, in conjunction with Symphony Orchestra Augusta, will launch its public fundraising campaign with an early evening event at the theater.
By Steven Uhles

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015

Pop Rocks: Success of Arts in the Heart must be carefully watched

The Augusta community was greeted this weekend by an Arts In the Heart of Augusta festival that has, and continues to, enjoy a period of real growth and expansion.
By Steven Uhles

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015

Pop Rocks: Changes bring big return for two Augusta venues

The news released quietly last week was surprising and spectacular - Augusta Entertainment Complex, which also includes Bell Auditorium, announced that the previous fiscal year had been the most ...
By Steven Uhles

Monday, Aug 24, 2015

Pop Rocks: Tribute to James Brown can be hashed out in better way

It's been nearly 10 years since he died and still James Brown is still causing a commotion in Augusta.
By Steven Uhles

Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015

Pop Rocks: Zimmerman's Happy idea continues to gain followers

More of an experiment, Happy started as a few stickers and a handful of buttons, each emblazoned with a roughly rendered version of one of the distinctive robots Leonard "Porkchop" Zimmerman often ...
By Steven Uhles

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Pop Rocks: Film festival could fill out fun

Recently, based on a column I had written regarding music festivals, I was asked about ideas I might have for staging similar events here.
By Steven Uhles

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Pop Rocks: A fresh perspective of downtown

This week, I had the pleasure of showing a journalist around Augusta. Our time was brief - a single evening - and I hope that the things I showed and shared were interesting and helpful.
By Steven Uhles

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Pop Rocks: T. Hardy Morris finds latest incarnation

Musically speaking, authenticity should sound easy but is never as easy as it sounds. It is, in fact, something of a quest, a long road developing a truthful voice as both a writer and performer. ...
By Steven Uhles

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

10 facts about John Mellencamp

For more than 35 years, John Mellencamp has been bucking expectations, ducking artistic stagnation and not-so-quietly making his mark on American rock 'n' roll. The legendary artist performs ...
By Steven Uhles

Monday, June 15, 2015

Pop Rocks: Bonnaroo begs questions for Augusta

Location, location, location. For years I've been going to music festivals - both large and small - looking for the secrets of success and yes, occasional failure. My thinking was, could the ...
By Steven Uhles

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Pop Rocks: 'Bull Mountain' is first novel worth keeping on bookshelf

Augusta-bred writer Brian Panowich's debut novel "Bull Mountain" is that rare piece of work that manages to entertain without sacrificing its elevated tone and tread on familiar tropes while ...
By Steven Uhles

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Pop Rocks: New music pickings planned for inaugural Mayapple festival

The standard music festival attendee usually approaches the buffet-style slate of acts, both known and unknown, in one of two ways.
By Steven Uhles

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Pop Rocks: Promoter has found glue that holds events together

Emily Stevenson, who has made quite a name for herself booking bands under the GlueStick Music brand, rarely listens to me. Good for her.
By Steven Uhles

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Pop Rocks: Make time for 'Possibilities'

Eloquent, elegant and written with the sort of honest voice few writers have the skill - or courage - to sustain, Augusta writer Turner Simkins' book "Possibilities," out now, functions as ...
By Steven Uhles

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Pop Rocks: From Rucker to Revivalists, which music fest draws you?

It is time to organize a fair weather assault on those outdoor activities - both local and regional - properly planned for that too-small window between too cold and too hot. Here are a few ...
By Steven Uhles

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Pop Rocks: Spangler's path to stardom has Aiken stop

Last season, Aiken resident Beth Spangler made significant inroads on the reality television show The Voice.
By Steven Uhles
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