Westobou Festival rounds up art, music, more

The Westobou Festival is a non-stop five days filled with music, dance, film and more from Sept. 30-Oct. 4. A Celebration of the Life and Work of Marlon Brando is at the center of the marquee film event.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Expected rains cancel outdoor events in Richmond, Columbia, Aiken counties

The expectation of heavy weekend rains is canceling many outdoor events in Columbia, Richmond and Aiken counties including all outdoor Westobou Festival events and Harlem's annual Oliver Hardy Festival.
By Valerie Rowell and Bill Kirby

Music by Turner: Local musicians deserve your support

In my music room, there's a box of CDs chock full of music from local bands that were recorded over the past couple of decades.
By Ed Turner

The Artside: Latest Book Tavern exhibit hangs art based on Poe

As Halloween approaches, the Book Tavern will be the spot for a special art exhibit based on the life and works of a master of the creepy and macabre - Edgar Allan Poe.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Westobou Festival moves Ben Folds, Nellie McKay events

Westobou Festival officials announced Tuesday that two events are being moved to new venues. The five-day festival begins Wednesday.

Cher in the City: Volunteers win the race just by helping; you can help, too

For those who may be looking for an opportunity to volunteer, you will want to attend the Heart of Giving Volunteer-a-thon from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Wilson Branch Family YMCA.
By Cher Best

Wine Time: Mark West Pinot Noir 2013, California

Mark West pinot noir has been one of the top-selling wines in the country for many years because when people try it, they like it.
By Dennis Sodomka

Sammy Hagar to perform at Bell in November

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Sammy Hagar is headed to Bell Auditorium for a concert Nov. 12.

Local legends will appear in same concert next month

Four of Augusta’s most famous musical siblings will appear on the same stage with operatic legend and Augusta native Jessye Norman in a concert at Augusta University next month being called a rare event.
By Susan McCord

Street party set for Miller Theater restoration

A campaign aimed at restoring the Miller Theater will kick off with a street party later this month.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

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Monday, Sept. 7, 2015

Day of Service event to give back to community

More than 1,000 Georgia Regents University staff and students are expected to participate in the university's Day of Service on Sept. 12, working with 40 organizations to provide community service ...
By Sean Gruber

Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015

4th-graders can now get free annual national park passes

Your fourth-grader is your family's free pass to the nation's national parks under the new "Every Kid in a Park" program.
By Traci Carl

Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015

Night at the Movies

New this week: The Transporter Refueled, A Walk in the Woods

Grammy Award-winner Mary J. Blige coming to Augusta

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige will perform at Augusta's James Brown Arena on Oct. 30.

Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015

Music by Turner: REO Speedwagon still going strong

Ridin' the Storm Out was the name of REO Speedwagon's first hit single, but that does not mean that the band has had to weather major storms of popularity in their 40-plus-year career.
By Ed Turner

Ramblin' Rhodes: Doc Severinsen is bringing 'Big Band' for Evans show

It's been a long, long time since Doc Severinsen, formerly bandleader on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson TV program, performed locally. Specifically, it was April of 1974 at Bell ...
By Don Rhodes

Wine Time: Coté Mas Sud de France Blanc Méditerranée 2014, France

There is still plenty of hot weather ahead, so I am always looking for a nice white wine to go with lighter meals. The Coté Mas Sud de France Blanc Méditerranée is a great choice any time, but ...
By Dennis Sodomka

Le Chat to open theater season with Pulitzer-winning 'The Flick'

If it's a Pulitzer Prize-winning play you want to see, you'll likely find it staged at Le Chat Noir, and this season is no exception with a recent Pulitzer winner, The Flick, opening on Friday, ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015

Night at the Movies

New this week: The Diary of a Teenage Girl, No Escape, War Room, We Are Your Friends

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015

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

'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 ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

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

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 ...
By Dennis Sodomka

Monday, Aug 24, 2015

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

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

Thursday, Aug 20, 2015

Night at the Movies

New this week: American Ultra, Hitman: Agent 47, Sinister 2

Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015

See films at Black Cat Picture Show

Film artists and fans from all over the world will celebrate the spirit of independent storytelling and personal artistic vision with a presentation of films at Augusta's international film ...
By Diana Renee Williams

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 ...
By Don Rhodes

Wine Time: Bisol Crede Prosecco Superiore DOCG 2014, Valdobbiadene, Italy

Usually when we think of Prosecco most people thing of a pleasant, lightweight wine that makes a nice summertime drink or an apertif before we get to the serious wine. But when the Bisol family ...
By Dennis Sodomka

Festival favorite Moon Taxi to play Riverwalk Revival

On Thursday, Aug. 20, Friends with Benefits Fund will present Moon Taxi, SUSTO and Sleepwalkers as part of the second annual Riverwalk Revival Festival.
By Diana Renee Williams

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