'Jersey Boys' weaves hit songs into story

Mafia threats, gambling debts, infidelity and death are contrasted with catchy music of an iconic band led by a falsetto-singing Italian-American in a Tony Award-winning musical, which is coming to Bell Auditorium Dec. 8-13.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

2015 Holiday Events: Tree lightings, parades and more

'Tis the week for tree lightings with holiday events in North Augusta, Augusta, Aiken and beyond.

Pop Rocks: 12 Bands back to entertain for holiday, a greater good

The Bands are back in town. Despite appearances that things are unseasonably quiet in the 12 Bands camp, the organization is planning on spreading some Yule spirit this year.
By Steven Uhles

Ramblin' Rhodes: Shepard honored for 60th year with 'Grand Ole Opry'

Two significant anniversaries happened in late November connected to the Grand Ole Opry. The Opry itself commemorated its 90th anniversary of going on the radio airwaves on Nov. 28, 1925, as WSM-AM's Barn Dance Show, and Opry star Jean Shepard became the first woman to reach 60 years of Opry membership.
By Don Rhodes

Wine Time: Frank Family Petite Sirah 2012, Napa Valley

Petite sirah is a largely misunderstood wine that deserves more attention. It is big, bold, full of ripe fruit. You can drink it when it's released, or set it aside for a few years to mellow it out.
By Dennis Sodomka

Music by Turner: Finish year with tickets to a show

I have always said that giving tickets as holiday presents is one of the best possible gifts because it's something that a couple can enjoy and experience together. Let's take a quick look at what the final few weeks of the year have in store musically.
By Ed Turner

Aiken playhouse show is nuttier than a fruitcake

Take a house divided, throw in a chicken pox breakout in the Christmas pageant, 10,000 lights and an old man and you get the Aiken Community Playhouse holiday production, Fruitcakes.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Ramblin' Rhodes: Augusta's rich musical tradition finally being noticed

Augusta is finally getting much of its due with Oxford American magazine, based in Little Rock, Ark., devoting its 17th annual Southern Music Issue to the "immense musical legacy both past and present of the state of Georgia."
By Don Rhodes

The Artside: Fall Into Art show in full swing in North Augusta

The Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta and the North Augusta Artists Guild's 2015 annual Fall into Art Show and Sale will be held through Dec. 18.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

'Greetings' blends humor and drama

What happens when a Catholic family, an atheist Jew and the holidays come together? A miracle on Christmas eve.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Dine & Dish: Ephesus is hidden gem for Greek food

Don't keep driving past Ephesus Greek & Turkish Restaurant or you're missing out.
By Danielle Wong Moores

2015 Arts Preview

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