Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival is back this Saturday

On May 7, the 23rd edition of the Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival, which honors the blues legend and Georgia Music Hall of Famer, takes place.
By Don Rhodes

Dine & Dish: Chicken Salad Chick has unending salad offerings

Who knew there could be so many varieties of chicken salad in one place? Definitely not me!
By Danielle Wong Moores

Wine Time: FEL Pinor Noir 2014 and FEL Chardonnay 2014, Anderson Valley

Great chardonnay and pinot noir often come from neighboring blocks in vineyards because both grapes thrive in the same cool-climate environment. It's not unusual to see one winemaker produce great examples of both varietals, especially in California. The FEL wines are perfect examples of that.
By Dennis Sodomka

On Stage: Head outside to encounter arts

May is here with plenty of outdoor events to enjoy with friends and family. Bring chairs or blankets for the concerts, and don't forget the sunscreen!
By Lisa Pham

Pop Rocks: Latest book about James Brown is one-sided

Although beautifully written, often insightful and, when the subject turns to the subtle mechanics of music and how it is created, written with real skill and talent, Kill 'Em and Leave, James McBride's new James Brown book falters and fails for reasons that sadly could have easily been avoided.
By Steven Uhles

Ramblin' Rhodes: Bluegrass, gospel fans should head to Lewis Family's

Lovers of great bluegrass and Southern gospel music will want to be at the eighth annual Jeff & Sheri Easter Homecoming Mother's Day Weekend Festival.
By Don Rhodes

The Artside: Composer's 'Scythe of Time' picked for musical festival

I'd like to open this column to spotlight a local composer whose work is getting national recognition. Mark Swanson's latest work, A Scythe of Time, is one of only 13 musicals that will be featured at this summer's New York Musical Festival.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Artists invited to design cover in 5th annual Applaud the Artist contest

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

Wine Time: Graffigna Centenario Malbec 2014 and Grand Reserve Malbec 2013, Argentina

Grapes grown on the side of a mountain seem to bring a little something extra to wine. Whether it’s the soil or the weather conditions or the altitude, mountain wines often have distinguishing characteristics that make you take notice. That was brought home to me again with these two malbecs from Graffigna. 
By Dennis Sodomka

Spring is filled with music festivals

Spring is here, and there are a bunch of great music festivals coming up. Here is an overview.
By Don Rhodes

GreenJackets return with excitement

The Augusta GreenJackets return to Lake Olmstead Stadium for another season, this time featuring one of their more talented rosters and a schedule packed with promotions.
By David Lee

Willie Nelson and Family, Old Crow Medicine Show to play 7th Banjo-B-Que Music Festival

Weekend passes are on sale now for the seventh annual Papa Joe's Banjo-B-Que Music Festival on Memorial Day weekend.

Babyface to headline Mother's day concert in Augusta

Eleven-time Grammy Award-winner Babyface will headline The Ultimate Mother's Day Celebration at Bell Auditorium on May 8.

Night at the Movies

New this week: Everybody Wants Some, The Huntsman: Winter's War, Miles Ahead

2016 Summer Camps Guide

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

Singer Kirk Franklin will perform in Augusta

Kirk Franklin has earned nine Grammy awards, 39 Stellar Awards, 16 Dove Awards, eight NAACP Image Awards, two BET Music Awards, and a Soul Train award, among others.

Steve Miller Band to perform in Augusta on July 19

Tickets for Steve Miller Band's show in Augusta go on sale March 18.
By From Staff Reports

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