I've got tickets to give away. I've got a pair for the Saturday matinee performance of Beauty and the Beast and two spots on the guest list for Thursday's Kasey Anderson show at Sky City.
For the Beauty tickets we're going to use our traditional trivia model. Correct answers go into a blind draw and the winner gets the tickets.
Here's the question:
Before he was the voice of the animated version of the Beast, actor Robby Benson was best known for throwing himself off a bridge. Name the movie he took his famous leap in and the bridge.
I have a pair of tickets to tonight's performance the legendary Bill Cosby. As has become our habit, we'll randomly select a winner from every correct answer we get to the following question. Good luck.
What was the unlikely subject of Dr. Cosby's PhD thesis at the University of Massachusetts?
I'll be accepting entries until 3 p.m.
Send answers to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more on Bill Cosby, check out my interview in today's Applause.
In a perfect world Alex Chilton, who died earlier this week, would have been a rock star. After all, he possessed all the prerequisites for rock stardom. He was an infectious performer, a gifted writer and an artist that always seemed to find joy in playing and performing. He should have been a rock star.
But perhaps it's better he was not.
The South Carolina-based band Occasional Milkshake has been confirmed as the final piece in the Rock Fore! Dough puzzle. The band features Mark Bryan of Hootie and the Blowfish, Hank Futch of the Blue Dogs and Gary Greene of Cravin Melon (as well as being an occasional Blowfish). The concert, which also features the Goo Goo Dolls, Colbie Caillat and Will McCranie, takes place April 6 at the First Tee of Augusta Driving Range on Damascus Rd. Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the gate. Tickets are available at area Kroger stores, First Tee of Augusta and ticketalternative.com.
We had nearly 200 entries to the 2010 Augusta Chronicle Oscar Contest and 19 people got all the answers correct. Well, 20 if you count me. Not that I'm gloating. After a random draw, we named Kelly Conlin the winner. Congratulations Kelly. Your prize package is on its way.
Populated by characters destined to survive and occasionally thrive on the fringes, Greg Hester’s Hustlers, Killers and Thieves, recently released on the Philadelphia label Ropeadope Records, rolls out like the lost soundtrack to a drive-in movie classic.
Relentlessly soulful and funky, it strives to strike a dangerous balance between artifact and original, a set of songs strongly rooted in the past while still remaining contemporary. It’s a trick Hester manages to pull off, most of the time.
Will McCranie has been confirmed as the opening act for the Sixth annual Drive For Show, Rock Fore! Dough concert. The event, which will also feature Colbie Caillat and the Goo Goo Dolls, take3s place Tuesday, April 6 at First Tee of Augusta, 3165 Damascus Rd. The concert benefits First Tee programs.
McCranie is an Augusta native currently living in New York City. He's several weeks into his 52/52 project, which entails releasing a new song every week for one year. McCranie will be joined onstage by friend a frequent musical cohort Jacob Beltz.
Trey Songz, the R&B heir to R. Kelly's champagne-and-seduction throne, has been confirmed for Friday, April 9 at the University of South Carolina Aiken Convocation Center. He appears in support of his Grammy-nominated 2009 release Ready. Joining Songz will be Monica and Tameka Scott from the band Xscape. Tickets are $41-$51 and are available at the USC Aiken Convocation Box Office, at www.georgialinatix.com or by calling (866) 722-8877.
A couple nice shows coming up, adding to an already well-padded few months.
Academy Award nominated actress Mo'Nique will put away the serious side she exposed in the critically acclaimed Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push" by Sapphire, when she brings her standup act to the James Brown Arena April 10. Joining Mo'Nique will be Rodney Perry, Tone-X and DJ Ant. Tickets are $39.50-$59.50 and went on sale today.