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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

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

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

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

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 ...
By Steven Uhles

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 ...
By Dennis Sodomka

Monday, May 2, 2016

Jones, stars from James Brown's band to perform May 3

On Tuesday, May 3, the James Brown Birthday Bash will return to mark what would have been Brown's 83rd birthday. George Claussen and the Friends with Benefits Fund, along with the city of Augusta ...
By Diana Renee Williams

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Summer Camps 2016: DAY CAMPS

Need some fun this summer? Camps offer a variety of activities for every interest.
By Mary Frances Hendrix

Summer Camps 2016: CREATIVITY CAMPS

Find the artist or musician in you this summer. Camps are being offering for art, music, dance, theater and more.
By Mary Frances Hendrix

Summer Camps 2016: SPORTS CAMPS

Local sports camps feature everything from basketball and football to archery and tennis.
By Mary Frances Hendrix

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Jones pays tribute to Prince; next, Brown

Augusta native Sharon Jones will perform at the James Brown Birthday Bash at Augusta Common on May 3 on Brown's actual birthday, and then she turns 60 the next day.
By Don Rhodes

Dance Augusta show is set to tune of local musicians

The works of the free-spirited Isadora Duncan are the basis of one of several pieces that will be performed as part of Dance Augusta's Spring Fever show Friday-Saturday, April 29-30 at the Augusta ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

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 ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Archaeology Day events set for Saturday

The Augusta Archaeological Society and the Augusta Museum of History will host Archaeology Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the 1797 Ezekiel Harris House, 1822 Broad St.

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 ...
By Dennis Sodomka

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Ramblin' Rhodes: Marty Raybon, with Shenandoah, to play at music festival

Bluegrass and country music star Marty Raybon as the lead vocalist of the reunited country superstar group Shenandoah will perform at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, during the Little Roy & ...
By Don Rhodes

James Brown Birthday Bash announces guests

The James Brown Family Birthday Bash on May 3 will reunite 13 members of the James Brown Band with some very special guests, it was announced today.

Monday, April 25, 2016

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

Friday, April 22, 2016

Grant loves where music has taken her

Amy Grant has seen firsthand how music breaks through barriers and reaches people in a way no other medium can.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Ramblin' Rhodes: Hear bluegrass, gospel stars at Little Roy & Lizzy festival

The fourth annual Little Roy & Lizzy Festival returns April 28-30 near Lincolnton, Ga.
By Don Rhodes

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.

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

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

Night at the Movies

New this week: Alice Through the Looking Glass, A Bigger Splash, X-Men: Apocalypse

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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