'American Idiot' is story for all ages

Despite its title, Green Day's American Idiot has international appeal and breaks cultural barriers.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

College disc golf championships return to North Augusta

The eighth annual National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships begins today at the Hippodrome Disc Golf Complex in North Augusta and will feature its largest field yet. Gates open at 2 p.m. each day and the lead card tees off at 4 p.m.
By Travis Highfield

Concert will help GRU Cancer Center, new music venture

Never Walk Alone, a benefit for the GRU Cancer Center set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 19, will feature soprano Cynthia Lawrence and her husband, tenor, Mark Calkins, accompanied by Rosalyn Floyd on piano.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wine Time: Geyser Peak Pinot Noir 2012, California

One of the better bargain Pinots I've come across recently is from Geyser Peak, one of California's oldest and most renowned wineries.
By Dennis Sodomka

Quickies returns to Le Chat

This weekend and next, Le Chat Noir brings back Quickies, its annual short play festival featuring original scripts by local authors.

Ramblin' Rhodes: Country Music Awards was random

The Academy of Country Music's 49th annual awards show was held in Las Vegas on April 6 with its usual weird mix of Hollywood, rock, sports and people-you've-never-heard-of folks as presenters and performers.
By Don Rhodes

Music by Turner: Rain can't stop first Major Rager

Whew! This year's Masters was another winner in every sense of the word.
By Ed Turner

Wine Time: Two Chilean wines that are worth a try

WHAT: To celebrate Earth Day next Tuesday, you might want to consider drinking wine from a winery that is doing its best to minimize harmful effects on the environment. That should be easy because so many wineries are using sustainable practices now.
By Dennis Sodomka

The Artside: Local artists entered ArtFields competition

Several Augusta-area artists are exhibiting in the second ArtFields competition and festival in Lake City, S.C. April 25-May 4.
By Keith Claussen

Dine & Dish: Hungry? You have to try this place!

Here's a list of recommendations for "don't miss" dining in Augusta. These are the places I'd tell my friends and family, "If you come to Augusta, we have to try this place!" I also surveyed my friends and neighbors for their faves, too.
By Danielle Wong Moores

Night at the Movies

New this week: Transcendence, Bears, Cesar Chavez, A Haunted House, Heaven is For Real

Find Southern art and history

Whether you love Southern art or regional history, consider a visit to one of these spots. Some are just a few minutes' drive in Augusta, or cross the Savannah River to North Augusta.
By Staff Reports

Share talent in third annual Applause cover contest

The Augusta Chronicle and Applause invite readers to join us in celebrating the arts in our community by entering our third annual Applaud the Artist Cover Contest. The winning entry will be featured on the cover of the Applause fall arts preview edition on Sept. 4.
By Mary Frances Hendrix

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Pop Rocks: James Brown biopic, though incomplete, will draw crowd

James Brown has me feeling conflicted. While I have already lent my Facebook support to the grassroots effort to bring the premier of Get On Up, the biopic based on the Godfather's life, to Augusta, I'm not sure I want to see it.
By Steven Uhles