Pop Rocks: Westobou offerings appeal nicely to different audiences

Like any event that books multiple acts, the Westobou Festival schedule - mark your calendars for Oct. 1-5 - is coming together with evenings of art and entertainment that will appeal to and engage different audiences.
By Steven Uhles

Dine & Dish: Sawasdee is hidden gem for Thai food

You can tell that Sawasdee is truly authentic Thai cuisine. The soup alone is worth the drive to Warrenville, S.C.
By Danielle Wong Moores

Jake Owen hit hole-in-one with country music career

Thursday, Aug. 28, is an important day for country music singer Jake Owen and his fraternal twin brother, Jarrod. The Florida-born brothers are turning 33.
By Don Rhodes

Wine Time: Philosophy Zinfandel 2011 and Philosophy Sauvignon Blanc 2012

There is a new wine label whose central storyline is organic wine. No winery, no estate vineyards. Just organic wine sourced from the best vineyards the company can find. It's called Philosophy by Danny Seo.
By Dennis Sodomka

The Heavy Pets to play Sky City

The Heavy Pets will bring their blend of rhythm & blues, jazz, funk, disco and reggae with rock 'n' roll to Sky City on Thursday, Aug. 28.

Director pulls new strings for 'Music Man' opener in Aiken

When Lisa Kirschner was asked to direct Meredith Wilson's "The Music Man" for the Aiken Community Playhouse season opener, she had one request - to perform with a live orchestra.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

It's a big movie weekend at The Big Mo Drive-in

Moviegoers from the Augusta area and beyond will have an opportunity to enjoy a unique movie the weekend at the 16th annual Labor Day Weekend Triple Feature Extravaganza at the Monetta Drive-in Theatre - also known as The "Big Mo."
By Anne Waits

Ramblin' Rhodes: Oka' Chaffa Indian Festival to move to new location

The third annual Oka' Chaffa Indian Festival is moving up the road apiece from Phinizy Swamp Nature Park to New Savannah Bluff Lock & Dam Park, according to festival co-founder Chipa Wolfe.
By Don Rhodes

The Artside: Artist Activist exhibit explores art for social change

Artist Activist, a group show exploring art as an agent for social change, is the first show of the season at the Mary S. Byrd Gallery on Georgia Regents University's Summerville campus.
By Keith Claussen

Night at the Movies

New this week: Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Special; The November Man; As Above, So Below

Cher in the City: Little League scores in hearts

This weekend I had the pleasure of watching the Little League World Series.
By Cher Best

Augusta Amusements season to include Jim Brickman, more

From August through March, 16 acts in genres as diverse as Big Band, country, jazz, Christian, gospel plus balladeers and singers of quintessential pop standards will take the stage during Augusta Amusements' 2014-2015 season.
By Jeremy Craig

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