Stories 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

Wednesday, Aug 12, 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

Wednesday, July 29, 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

Wednesday, July 15, 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

Wednesday, July 1, 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

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

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

Pop Rocks: Fans finally get date with Edison Project

Now I had heard rumors, but last week, the rumored became official. The Edison Project put up a Facebook page. You can't get more official than that. They've also booked a gig.
By Steven Uhles

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

Pop Rocks: Glands, Aguar will deliver performance art to Augusta

On Friday, Feb. 20, Augusta is being invaded. These invaders, from Athens, are bringing that community's ideas about performance and art and, well, performance art to Augusta for a matched set of ...
By Steven Uhles

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015

Sharon Jones offers soul to help heal hearts in community

Hometown hero Sharon Jones returns to Augusta with her band the Dap-Kings Saturday, Feb. 7, for an evening of hearts and soul at Bell Auditorium. The concert benefits the University Health Care ...
By Steven Uhles

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Pop Rocks: Change at 95 Rock reflects change in music of today

You can blame businessmen in the boardroom, an increasingly fractured musical community or a genre that just doesn’t wield the kind of cultural influence it once enjoyed, but the format shift that ...
By Steven Uhles
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