'Fantasticks' delivers fantastic music

Aryle Pastore believes it's the music of The Fantasticks that has made it the world's longest-running musical. "I love the music. It really makes you feel something," said Pastore, who plays the role of Luisa in the Georgia Regents University Department of Music and the GRU American Opera and Musical Theatre Institute production of the show Aug. 28 and 29 at the Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Pop Rocks: Tribute to James Brown can be hashed out in better way

It's been nearly 10 years since he died and still James Brown is still causing a commotion in Augusta.
By Steven Uhles

Wine Time: Simi Reserve Chardonnay 2013, Russian River Valley

Simi produces outstanding wine from five estate vineyards and from other vineyards throughout Sonoma County. While so many of their wines are excellent, the Reserve Chardonnay is really something special.
By Dennis Sodomka

Dine & Dish: Unique Bistro is a unique concept

While I enjoyed the fantastic service and personality of its chef, I'm looking forward to seeing if Unique Bistro can consistently carry through its unique concept.
By Danielle Wong Moores

Ramblin' Rhodes: It's a busy time for playwright, actor and musician Cook

About the only time that Jonathan Cook truly sets aside time just for himself are the pre-dawn hours when he is working out at Gold's Gym.
By Don Rhodes

Kid Rock headlining October show in Evans

MASHaugusta.com announced Monday that Kid Rock will headline a concert on Oct. 25 at Evans Towne Center Park.
By Doug Stutsman

The Artside: Goode's oils, mixed media at USC Aiken

The artwork of Harriet Goode will be on display at the University of South Carolina Aiken Etherredge Center Art Gallery from Aug. 23 through Sept. 30.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Ramblin' Rhodes: Georgia's music history is luring writers to Augusta

Nationally-read Oxford American magazine based in Little Rock, Ark., is planning an upcoming issue on the Georgia music scene. That has prompted visits to Augusta from the magazine's associate editor Maxwell George in mid-July and by contributor David Kirby last week.
By Don Rhodes

Dine & Dish: Fuse menu is unique to Augusta

Fuse's menu is a unique reflection of global flavors. In fact, the menu is really unlike anything I've seen in Augusta - and I love that.
By Danielle Wong Moores

Pop Rocks: Zimmerman's Happy idea continues to gain followers

More of an experiment, Happy started as a few stickers and a handful of buttons, each emblazoned with a roughly rendered version of one of the distinctive robots Leonard "Porkchop" Zimmerman often includes in his paintings, passed out to friends and the occasional strangers.
By Steven Uhles

A look back at Beatles' only Georgia show

Fifty years ago next week in the new Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, the British sensation known as The Beatles ran out to the stage at second base, tuned up a bit and immediately launched into the Isley Brothers' hit Twist and Shout.
By Don Rhodes

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Night at the Movies

New this week: Minions, Amy, The Gallows and Self/Less

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Music by Turner: Concerts heat up summer

Summer's here and the time is right for dancing in your … seats? Another great series of concerts is upon us, and there are quite a few good shows scheduled for the next couple of months.
By Ed Turner

Ramblin' Rhodes: Bryan stays true to his roots with annual Farm Tour

Anybody who has talked with country superstar Luke Bryan in person knows just what an incredibly great and humble and nice guy he is.
By Don Rhodes

Past comes back to haunt womanizer in 'Blithe Spirit'

Director Kenneth McCormack said he is looking forward to Edgefield County Theatre Company's last show of the season, Blithe Spirit, because it requires such a professional group to put it on and ...
By Anne Waits

Aiken Community Playhouse show will spell laughter

The director of 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' said the show is lots of fun not only for the cast but for the audience. Joining the cast of characters will be four audience members.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wine Time: Vale do Bomfim Douro DOC 2012, Portugal

The Vale do Bomfim is one of the better values from the Douro region, with fresh, complex flavors at a bargain price.
By Dennis Sodomka

The Artside: Artists honor author Lee with mockingbird creations

In honor of Harper Lee's new book release on July 14, which is only three days after the 55th anniversary of the release of 'To Kill A Mockingbird,' 24 artists have come together for a special ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Night at the Movies

New this week: Terminator Genisys, Faith of Our Fathers, Magic Mike XXL, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and Fare Thee Well

Ramblin' Rhodes: 7th season brings in big band, country, rock, more

Mike Deas, the president of Augusta Amusements Inc., once again has lined up some diverse and interesting acts for his seventh season.
By Don Rhodes

Fourth of July celebrations

Independence Day events include music, festivals, and of course, fireworks

Pop Rocks: T. Hardy Morris finds latest incarnation

Musically speaking, authenticity should sound easy but is never as easy as it sounds. It is, in fact, something of a quest, a long road developing a truthful voice as both a writer and performer. ...
By Steven Uhles

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

'Be My Baby' is tale told in many places on one stage

For most Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre performances, Steve Walpert is the mastermind behind the show, instructing actors and crew on how to bring to life his vision, but every few years, Walpert ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wine Time: Giesen Pinot Gris 2014, New Zealand

I think pinot gris is a largely underappreciated wine. It is a major grape in the Alsace region of France, but in many other countries it is almost an afterthought, despite the outstanding wines ...
By Dennis Sodomka

Dine & Dish: DeShawn's rings bell for happy diners

The menu at DeShawn's Seafood & Chicken is huge, but none of the guys even needed take a look - it was all-you-can-eat crab legs all the way, which are offered nightly.
By Danielle Wong Moores

Friday, June 26, 2015

Churches will celebrate July 4

Here are some church events planned in honor of the Fourth of July.
By Lisa Kaylor

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Night at the Movies

New this week: Ted 2, Max

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Dine & Dish: Eateries offer a fine front-porch experience

During sunny days and and firefly-lit dusks, Augusta-area diners can enjoy a wide variety of restaurants serving up their unique version of a front porch experience.
By Danielle Wong Moores

Augusta Pride Celebration to include parade, festival

The sixth annual Augusta Pride Celebration will include the Beats on Broad dance party, a parade and festival this weekend.
By Diana Renee Williams

Music by Turner: McCartney is a must-see in Columbia

It's been 22 long years since Paul McCartney last performed in Columbia. He returns to the Colonial Life Arena at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 25, for what will be an unforgettable night of great music ...
By Ed Turner

Ramblin' Rhodes: Jim Ed Brown was in Hall of Fame for many reasons

One of the smoothest country music crooners was Jim Ed Brown who died Thursday, June 11, at the age of 81.
By Don Rhodes

USC Aiken Cultural Series to bring in global talents

The University of South Carolina Aiken's 29th annual Cultural Series brings in multi-genre performers from all over the globe with six performances planned from October to March.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Ramblin' Rhodes: 7th season brings in big band, country, rock, more

Mike Deas, the president of Augusta Amusements Inc., once again has lined up some diverse and interesting acts for his seventh season.
By Don Rhodes

Broadway in Augusta series to bring in 'Jersey Boys'

The Tony Award-winning musical, Jersey Boys, will play five nights in December at Bell Auditorium.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Ramblin' Rhodes: Seldom Scene act will kick off Soul & Song music series

Recently the Morris Museum of Art announced its 2015-2016 lineup for the Budweiser True Music Southern Soul & Song series with museum executive director Kevin Grogan once again coming up with some outstanding acts.
By Don Rhodes

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