4 ballet companies plan 'Nutcracker'

The tale of a young girl entranced by a nutcracker and her magical journey into the Land of the Sweets has been a Christmas tradition for many, and in the Augusta area, there are four different incarnations of this holiday ballet.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Music by Turner: Wrap up year with musical gifts

As we enter the final days of 2014, there are still plenty of terrific shows scheduled locally and regionally. Let's take a quick peek at ones that will be sure to warm your musical bones as the dreaded "polar vortex season" begins.
By Ed Turner

2014 Holiday Preview

See our list and check it twice so you won't miss the Christmas concerts, lights and magic of the season.

Lights of the South adds to sparkle for 10th anniversary

In celebration of its 10th anniversary this year, Lights of the South will have more lights and displays. THe holiday attraction opens Nov. 20.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

The Artside: Photographs by GRU's Rust featured at Kentucky park

Brian Rust, multi-talented professor of art at Georgia Regents University, recently completed an eight-image installation within Raven Run Nature Sanctuary in Lexington, Ky.
By Keith Claussen

Ramblin' Rhodes: Jones sings holiday tune

Augusta-area resident Sharon Jones, who just concluded her latest tour of European capital cities, has teamed up with shoe store Cole Haan to release her own video version of Irving Berlin's seasonal classic "White Christmas."
By Don Rhodes

'It's a Wonderful Life' to hit stage

"It's a Wonderful Life" has been adapted for the stage and will be presented by the Aiken Community Playhouse beginning Thanksgiving weekend.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Ramblin' Rhodes: Sanders was gentleman who made Augusta better

Just as I was about to hang up the phone after talking with former Georgia Gov. Carl Sanders in 1999 he wanted to say one more thing: "Tell everyone," Sanders stressed, "that if I was not born and raised in Augusta, I wouldn't have experienced the many wonderful things that have happened in my life. I owe Augusta a big debt."
By Don Rhodes

Wine Time: Graham's Six Grapes Old Vines Special Edition Port NV, Portugal

As we hit the holiday season and cold weather, my wine thoughts turn to hardier wines. One of the best wines to keep on hand during the holidays is port.
By Dennis Sodomka

'Perfect Wedding' is perfect opportunity for laughter

What happens when the groom wakes up on the morning of his wedding with someone other than his bride-to-be? "The Perfect Wedding." Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre will present the farce by Robin Hawdon beginning Nov. 14.
By Charmain Z. Brackett
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2014 Arts Preview

Our 2014 Arts Preview includes everything from dance and music to theater and art.

Night at the Movies

New this week: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

The Artside: Exhibits present Civil War from different perspectives

Two new exhibits at the Morris Museum of Art look back 150 years, presenting images of the Civil War era from very different visual perspectives.
By Keith Claussen

Pop Rocks: 12 Bands holiday CD includes 9 gems

Sometimes less is more. In the interest of full disclosure, let me go on the record and admit that when I discovered Instant Christmas Classics Vol.
By Steven Uhles

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