Old Crow Medicine Show stays true to roots as it touts new work

A decade and a half ago, Old Crow Medicine Show got its first big break from one of the band's biggest musical heroes, Doc Watson. The group will perform during the seventh annual Papa Joe's Banjo-B-Que & Music Festival on Memorial Day weekend at Evans Towne Center Park.
By Alan Sculley

Ramblin' Rhodes: Hear songs from Jarosz's most intimate album at Banjo-B-Que

Just five days after turning 25 on May 23, bluegrass and Americana artist Sarah Jarosz will be performing on Saturday, May 28, at the Papa Joe's Banjo-B-Que Music Festival in Evans, Ga. Admission is $35 Saturday when Jarosz performs, or $35 on Friday.
By Don Rhodes

Wine Time: Purple Heart Red Wine 2013, Napa Valley

It's not every day you can honor a veteran by drinking your favorite beverage, but thanks to a new wine just released you can do that this Memorial Day weekend.
By Dennis Sodomka

The Artside: Local art creation could be on mural

The Greater Augusta Arts Council is issuing a call for mural artists for the newest Kroger in Grovetown. Plans are to have a 12.5-foot by 5-foot mural in the new store's cafe.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Dine & Dish: Woody's is newest barbecue eatery

If you've headed up toward Augusta Mall recently, Woody's Bar.B.Q. is hard to miss.
By Danielle Wong Moores

A Joyful Noise: Kirk Franklin to perform at Bell on June 3

Kirk Franklin combines hip-hop, pop, R&B and gospel into his own unique sound that raised him to the top of the Gospel and Christian charts.

Wine Time: Tascante Buonora IGT 2014, Sicily

Exploring Italian wines can be so interesting. Not only are the wines delicious and well made, but they are surrounded by traditions and families who have been in the business for generations.
By Dennis Sodomka

Blitzen Trapper will bring its variety of sounds to Banjo-B-Que crowd

Eric Earley, the main songwriter in Blitzen Trapper, feels he's always written the kind of album he's wanted at whatever time it was during the band's 12-year, eight-album history. The band is among the lineup for the 2016 Papa Joe's Banjo-B-Que Music Festival.
By Alan Sculley

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Rascal Flatts to bring latest music from 'Rewind' to Augusta stage

Rascal Flatts will make a tour stop at James Brown Arena on Saturday, April 23.
By Alan Sculley

On stage: Theatre, music, film events just ahead

Spring is in full force with beautiful weather that beckons us to step outside and relish it. This is the perfect time of year, before the hot, sticky summer, to get out and enjoy a variety of ...
By Lisa Pham

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Augustan will appear on 'Alone'

History’s bold survival series Alone is back for a second season, premiering at 9 tonight. The 13-episode series places 10 survivalists – including Justin Vititoe of Augusta – alone on Vancouver ...

ZZ Top's May 4 show in Augusta postponed

The ZZ Top concert planned for May 4 at Bell Auditorium has been postponed until Oct. 26 while one of the band members recovers from an injury.

Pop Rocks: Rock Fore! Dough featured earful of welcome surprises

There are a lot of things I have come to expect from Rock Fore! Dough. I, of course, expect Darius Rucker. What I don't expect is surprises.
By Steven Uhles

Dine & Dish: Great Chow offers buffet of choices

Great Chow advertises a huge number of selections available - and I can believe it. When we stepped inside the spacious restaurant, we were greeted by delicious aromas that seemed authentically ...
By Danielle Wong Moores

Wine Time: Kenwood Jack London Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Sonoma Mountain

Two of my favorite pastimes are reading and drinking wine. It is especially nice when I can combine the two. So to get a jump on World Book Day on Saturday, I sipped this wine while reading Jack ...
By Dennis Sodomka

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Vega String Quartet to present concert, master classes

The Vega String Quartet will present a concert of string quartets by Felix Mendelssohn (1838) and Leoš Janácek (1923) at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 22.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Widespread Panic has new tunes to share in concert

Widespread Panic singer/guitarist John Bell is expecting a busy year of touring for the band. One reason is there is a new album, Street Dogs, to promote, but a bigger factor might be that the ...
By Alan Sculley

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Sacred Heart Garden Festival returns April 21-24

It's almost time to smell the roses. The Sacred Heart Garden Festival kicks off next Thursday evening, April 21, with a preview party.

Wine Time: Stellekaya Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, South Africa

Life is all about taking advantage of the opportunities presented to you. Ntsiki Biyela, winemaker at Stellekaya, appears to welcome her opportunities as challenges to be conquered.
By Dennis Sodomka

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Night at the Movies

New this week: The Jungle Book; Barbershop: The Next Cut; Criminal

'Quickies'  festival showcases local actors, playwrights

The Quickies short-play festival, now in its seventh year at Le Chat Noir, features original scripts by local directors and actors who perform the short plays.
By Diana Renee Williams

Music by Turner: All the best musicians had to get started somewhere

"The guitar's all right, John, but you'll never make a living at it." The above quote from John Lennon's Aunt Mimi Smith is one of the most famous in the history of music.
By Ed Turner

The Artside: Art, literature come together for Shakespeare exhibit

Bringing together literature and visual art has been a common theme at the Book Tavern in the past couple of years. The latest will open Friday, April 23, with 21 artists presenting Shakespeare's ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Ramblin' Rhodes: Patty says tour stop in Aiken is way to say 'thank you'

Since Feb. 11, Sandi Patty has been on her "Forever Grateful - The Farewell Tour" that should reach more than 100 cities around the globe. One of the stops will be April 17 in Aiken.
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Ramblin' Rhodes: Illusionist Adam Trent brings audience into the show

You won't be seeing illusionist Adam Trent this week in a tuxedo waving a magic wand over a top hat, saying "abracadabra" and pulling a rabbit out of the hat during his Augusta-area visit. That's ...
By Don Rhodes

Chipa Wolfe, organizer of Oka'Chaffa Indian Festival, dies at 62

Chipa Lone Eagle Wolfe, 62, of Jasper, Ga., died Saturday, April 10, at his residence. For the past four years, Wolfe organized and hosted the annual Oka'Chaffa Indian Festival & Pow Wow in ...
By Don Rhodes

James Brown band reunites on May 3 birthday bash

James Brown's band will be reunited for a May birthday bash downtown in his memory.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Sandi Patty's farewell tour to stop in Aiken

It's not surprising that Grammy Award-winning gospel music superstar Sandi Patty is making this area one of the stops on her Forever Grateful: the Farewell Tour.
By Don Rhodes

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