See, hear the arts come alive at Westobou Festival

The Westobou Festival is under way, with performances and exhibitions - featuring dance, film, music, visual arts and spoken word - from now through Sunday, Oct. 2, at venues throughout downtown Augusta.

October is full of fests in Columbia County

Columbia County residents are in for an activity-filled month beginning Saturday with Harlem's 28th annual Oliver Hardy Festival and Fort Gordon's Oktoberfest.
By Abbigail Lennon

Ramblin' Rhodes: Kopple's films capture intriguing tales of Dixie Chicks, Jones

Two-time Academy Award-winning director Barbara Kopple has made a career taking on intriguing subjects such as her film Miss Sharon Jones! about the Augusta native and her battle with cancer. But even Kopple probably was not prepared for the enormous amount of media attention given to her documentary Shut Up & Sing.
By Don Rhodes

Learn history on Augusta Ghost Trolley tours

Augusta Ghost Trolley offers tours year-round, but is kicking off its fall/winter season this weekend with some themed tours available.

Food trucks coming to North Augusta

The Truck Stop, brainchild of 17-year-old high school student David Brannon, opens Sept. 30 with a bash to raise money for the city's Bark Park. After that, at least two trucks will serve lunch and dinner Monday through Friday.
By James Folker

Ramblin' Rhodes: Longtime paper carrier Nunamaker always delivered smiles

Most of you probably never see your Augusta Chronicle carrier since they usually deliver the newspaper in pre-dawn hours.
By Don Rhodes

Yonder Mountain String Band adds players, holds onto roots

Yonder Mountain String Band is set to perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at Sky City.
By Alan Sculley

Music by Turner: Arnie's Army is now singing the blues

The date was April 9, 2004, and Arnold Palmer was playing his 50th and last competitive round at the Masters Tournament. As with many locals, Palmer was one of my biggest childhood heroes.
By Ed Turner

Relive '90s with Vanilla Ice, Coolio

If you love '90s music, then you are in luck when the "I Love the '90s Tour" brings a heavy does of nostalgia to James Brown Arena at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6.
By Diana Renee Williams

Music cruises continue through October

There's just about one more month to take a Moonlight Music Cruise before the colder months set in.

Wine Time: Palmer & Co. Brut Reserve and Rosé Reserve champagne, France

It's getting to be the time of year when we start thinking about champagne and sparkling wine for the holidays. Of course, I think we should drink sparkling wine all year, but many people save it for special occasions.
By Dennis Sodomka

2016-17 Arts Preview: A season full of art, music, theater, dance and more ...

The 2016-17 season is upon us with a schedule that's filled to the brim with visual arts, music, theater, dance and then some.

Linda Hardy wins fifth annual Applaud the Artist contest

The cover design created by Augusta artist Linda Hardy was selected as the winner of the fifth annual Applaud the Artist Cover Design Contest.
By Mary Frances Hendrix

'Miss Sharon Jones!' to be shown at Imperial during Westobou

The Augusta Chronicle has learned that the widely-acclaimed documentary film Miss Sharon Jones! about the world-wide rhythm and blues star and Augusta native will be shown at Imperial Theatre in late September during the 2016 Westobou Festival.
By Don Rhodes

Dine & Dish: DiVino brunch is off to a delicious start

Maybe we're just old, but Sunday brunch has become our new Friday date night. Our latest was at DiVino Ristorante Italiano in North Augusta, located in the Hammond's Ferry subdivision.
By Danielle Wong Moores

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