Feast on music at Banjo-B-Que

The Sixth Annual Papa Joe's Banjo-B-Que & Music Festival May 22-23 offers a wide range of country, bluegrass, Americana and blues performances on two stages.
By Don Rhodes

Concert to honor, remember soldiers

Augusta Choral Society is eager to pay tribute to fallen soldiers by presenting "Honoring and Remembering," a Memorial Weekend concert, planned for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at Sacred Heart Cultural Center.
By Anne Waits

Dine & Dish: Jason's Deli rich in choices, flavors

The word deli is rich in connotation for me. Delis to me are old-fashioned, dark places, where delicious meats are sliced fresh then served up high with secret dressings and presented wrapped in brown paper with a pickle on the side. Jason's Deli, which recently opened its latest franchise in the Whole Foods shopping center at 2907 Washington Road, is the very opposite of that in many ways.
By Danielle Wong Moores

Wine Time: Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc + Viognier 2014, California

Sometimes the wine makes the place and sometimes the place where you drink it makes the wine. And if you're lucky you drink a great wine at a great place, and you don't care which influenced the other.
By Dennis Sodomka

Giddens doesn't see genres, just music

If there's one word Rhian­non Giddens detests, it's genres. Classically trained in opera at Oberlin University, she moved on to a whole different style of music in becoming the leader of the Carolina Chocolate Drops.
By Dave Gil de Rubio

Robert Earl Keen recalls roots on his new record

When Texas troubadour Robert Earl Keen set out to make his most recent record, he knew it would be unlike anything he had ever done, but at the same time, it was the one he always wanted to do.
By Steve Crawford

Ramblin' Rhodes: Former senator's love of music will be remembered

Former state senator Joey Brush Jr., who died from a motorcycle accident on May 7, loved music so much that in 2002 he made a nine-song cassette tape he titled Just An Old Sweet Song.
By Don Rhodes

'Les Miserables' pulls in crowd before show

For many performers, "Les Miserables" is their dream musical. "We had about 100 people audition for this show," said Marcia Harris, director of the Aiken Community Playhouse's production, which opens May 22 for three weekends.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

'Shear Madness' is same story, but different play, every time

Whodunit? Well, that depends on the night. "Shear Madness" is a different show every night, and it's coming to the Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre stage in May.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Success sweeter as couple for Shovels & Rope

Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst had pursued separate careers that earned each of them good reviews, but not much in the way of commercial success. But as the duo Shovels & Rope success is proving to be sweeter. They'll perform May 22 during the Papa Joe's Banjo-B-Que music festival.
By Alan Sculley

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

2015 Summer Camps Guide

From Augusta to Aiken, you can find camps focused on art and music, math and reading, or any sport.

Night at the Movies

New this week: Mad Max: Fury Road; Pitch Perfect 2; Where Hope Grows

Artists invited to design cover in 4th annual contest

The Augusta Chronicle and Applause invite readers to join us in celebrating the arts in our community by entering our fourth annual Applaud the Artist Cover Contest.

The Artside: It's another art-filled week in Augusta

We have another Artful Thursday on the calendar for May 14 with four exhibits opening in three places within three hours.
By Keith Claussen

Music by Turner: Musicians find harmony performing downtown

For many musicians downtown Augusta is the place where they primarily make their living. This was not always the case, as it wasn't that long ago when being a full-time musician in our city was a rarity.
By Ed Turner

Aiken concert series starts in May

The Hopelands Summer Concert Series at Aiken's Hopelands Gardens begins May 4 with a performance by the Southern Thunder Cloggers.

GreenJackets home season now open

A robust promotional schedule and more community involvement highlight the 27th consecutive season of minor league baseball in Augusta this year.
By David Lee

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