By: Steven Uhles on February 16, 2010 - 2:31pm - Add new comment

 The 12 Bands project, recently restructured as a year-round endeavor benefitting pediatric cancer, will present a concert featuring Ed Roland of Collective Soul, Mark Bryan of Hootie and the Blowfish and singer-songwriters Pat Green and Patrick Davis in an intimate Bluebird Café-style concert at Enterprise Mill on Sunday, March 7 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 general admission and $40 for VIP tickets. VIP admission will include drink tickets and a meet and greet with the artists. Door tickets will be $30.  Admission is limited to 300.

By: Steven Uhles on February 15, 2010 - 11:27am - Add new comment

 A YouTube video, posted by contemporary Christian act Sidewalk Prophets, might not stink as much as suspected.

The video, shot in the band's James Brown Arena dressing room during last Thursday's WinterJam concert, showed water flowing freely out of an exposed pipe when a urinal, located on the opposite of the wall, was flushed.

By: Steven Uhles on February 11, 2010 - 3:23pm - Add new comment

 

I am writing this without moving my lips.

Comedian/ventriloquist Jeff Dunham will appear Wednesday, July 14 at the James Brown Arena. I'm not saying that Dunham is single-handedly responsible for the post Edgar Bergen revival of the ventriloquist's art, but he is playing the James Brown. That's a very big room for a puppet show. It says a lot about his appeal.

Tickets are $41.50 and go on sale Friday, Feb. 26 at 10 a.m.

By: Steven Uhles on February 11, 2010 - 9:18am - Add new comment

 I have a couple of tickets to give away for Monday's performance of Hairspray. As has become our tradition, the winner will be selected, at random, from every correct answer I receive to the following question. Submissions will be accepted until 3 p.m. tomorrow. Here's the question.

 What company first marketed hair spray and in what year was the first can sold?

 Send your answers to steven.uhles@augustachronicle.com.

By: Steven Uhles on February 10, 2010 - 3:21pm - Add new comment

Say hey Shay

By: Steven Uhles on February 8, 2010 - 11:47am - Add new comment

 I have a pair of tickets to tonight's performance by National Public Radio star Garrison Keillor. As has become our habit, we'll randomly select a winner from every correct answer we get to the following question. Good luck.

 Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion radio show was adapted as a feature film by the legendary director Robert Altman. For insurance purposes, a second director was tapped to complete the movie should anything happen to the aging Altman. Who was that director?

I'll be accepting entries until 3 p.m. 

By: Steven Uhles on February 5, 2010 - 3:21pm - Add new comment

 Rain, rain go away come again some other...holy smokes. It worked.

According to my always accurate weather assessment system - I looked out the window - it appears the rain has stopped. Further research - I looked on the internet - indicated that it's gone for a few days. Just in time for the weekend. Whew.

Now that raindrops won't keep fallin' on our heads, allow me to offer some entertainment picks for the next few days.

By: Steven Uhles on February 4, 2010 - 10:16am - Add new comment

 We have a pair of tickets to give away for this evening's performance of Cabaret. Submit answers to the following question until 2:30 p.m. and we will randomly select a winner from every correct response. Here's the question...

 In the 1972 film version of Cabaret, English actor Michael York played the role of Brian, a British expatriate living in Germany. In the original Broadway production, the character was an American and had a different name. What was the character's name and who played him in the Broadway production?

By: Steven Uhles on February 3, 2010 - 3:34pm - Add new comment

Augusta has inspired Hollywood -- tangentially.

Augusta is featured in a new movie currently in limited release. Entitled Preacher's Kid, it is being distributed by Warner Premier, which probably means after a very short theatrical run and then straight to DVD. Promotion will be minimal. But I digress. The Augusta connection. A significant part of the action takes place in and around a church in Augusta. I didn't recognize the church - probably because it was, according to always accurate internet sources, filmed in Atlanta.

By: Steven Uhles on February 1, 2010 - 3:45pm - Add new comment

 We have a final pair of tickets for the Ultimate Elvis Tour performance tomorrow at Bell Auditorium. The winner will be chosen, at random, from correct answers to the following question...

 Elvis Presley's feature film career lasted a relatively brief 13 years. How many movies did he manage to make in that time?

 Send answers to steven.uhles@augustachronicle.com. You have until 6 p.m. Good luck and...go.


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