See, hear the arts come alive at Westobou Festival

The Westobou Festival is under way, with performances and exhibitions - featuring dance, film, music, visual arts and spoken word - from now through Sunday, Oct. 2, at venues throughout downtown Augusta.

October is full of fests in Columbia County

Columbia County residents are in for an activity-filled month beginning Saturday with Harlem's 28th annual Oliver Hardy Festival and Fort Gordon's Oktoberfest.
By Abbigail Lennon

Ramblin' Rhodes: Kopple's films capture intriguing tales of Dixie Chicks, Jones

Two-time Academy Award-winning director Barbara Kopple has made a career taking on intriguing subjects such as her film Miss Sharon Jones! about the Augusta native and her battle with cancer. But even Kopple probably was not prepared for the enormous amount of media attention given to her documentary Shut Up & Sing.
By Don Rhodes

Learn history on Augusta Ghost Trolley tours

Augusta Ghost Trolley offers tours year-round, but is kicking off its fall/winter season this weekend with some themed tours available.

Food trucks coming to North Augusta

The Truck Stop, brainchild of 17-year-old high school student David Brannon, opens Sept. 30 with a bash to raise money for the city's Bark Park. After that, at least two trucks will serve lunch and dinner Monday through Friday.
By James Folker

Ramblin' Rhodes: Longtime paper carrier Nunamaker always delivered smiles

Most of you probably never see your Augusta Chronicle carrier since they usually deliver the newspaper in pre-dawn hours.
By Don Rhodes

Yonder Mountain String Band adds players, holds onto roots

Yonder Mountain String Band is set to perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at Sky City.
By Alan Sculley

Music by Turner: Arnie's Army is now singing the blues

The date was April 9, 2004, and Arnold Palmer was playing his 50th and last competitive round at the Masters Tournament. As with many locals, Palmer was one of my biggest childhood heroes.
By Ed Turner

Relive '90s with Vanilla Ice, Coolio

If you love '90s music, then you are in luck when the "I Love the '90s Tour" brings a heavy does of nostalgia to James Brown Arena at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6.
By Diana Renee Williams

Music cruises continue through October

There's just about one more month to take a Moonlight Music Cruise before the colder months set in.

Wine Time: Palmer & Co. Brut Reserve and Rosé Reserve champagne, France

It's getting to be the time of year when we start thinking about champagne and sparkling wine for the holidays. Of course, I think we should drink sparkling wine all year, but many people save it for special occasions.
By Dennis Sodomka

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Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016

Music By Turner: With break in local concerts, it's time for some road trips

Whew! What a great season it has been for major music acts that have recently come to Augusta.
By Ed Turner

Ramblin' Rhodes: 'Miss Daisy' brings attention to Waynesboro show series

It's hard to believe that the good folks down in Waynesboro, Ga., are opening their 37th season with actually a pre-season production of the play Driving Miss Daisy.
By Don Rhodes

The Artside: Head to downtown (Augusta and Aiken) for taste of art

There's a new art club meeting in downtown Augusta. It started earlier this month, and artists plan to meet weekly. The Augusta Art Club gathers from 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturdays.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wine Time: Dierberg Pinot Noir 2013

The best wines are a perfect expression of the place in which they are grown. Soil and climate conditions come together under the hands of an expert winemaker to produce wines over which people gush.
By Dennis Sodomka

Monday, Aug 15, 2016

'Miss Sharon Jones!' to be shown at Imperial during Westobou

The Augusta Chronicle has learned that the widely-acclaimed documentary film Miss Sharon Jones! about the world-wide rhythm and blues star and Augusta native will be shown at Imperial Theatre in ...
By Don Rhodes

Thursday, Aug 11, 2016

Ed Turner, Number 9 fans keep sell-out streak alive

Ed Turner and Number 9 sell out every show and it appears they will do it again for this weekend's 10th anniversary Rock and Soul Revue to be held Aug. 12-13 at the Imperial Theatre.
By Diana Renee Williams

Night at the Movies

New this week: Florence Foster Jenkins, Operation Chromite, Pete's Dragon and Sausage Party

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016

On Stage: Broadway series to feature 'Cinderella' and Riverdance

The lineup for the 2016-17 Taylor BMW Broadway in Augusta series at Bell Auditorium has been announced and includes six shows, including a performance of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella.
By Lisa Pham

Things to do: 5th annual Augusta Outdoor Expo

The 5th annual Augusta Outdoor Expo is this Saturday, Aug. 13, at James Brown Arena.

Pop Rocks: Ron Colton's effect on Augusta is immeasurable

One of my journalism professors once told me that numbers tell the story. I believe there are exceptions to that rule. How for instance, does one quantify a life like that of Ron Colton, the ...
By Steven Uhles

Ramblin' Rhodes: Lowe presents positive messages in 'Different Colors'

Susanna Lowe's recently released album "Different Colors, Different Names" is full of positive messages about treating your fellow human beings with kindness and believing in yourself.
By Don Rhodes

Dine & Dish: Something good awaits at Buona Caffe

"Would you like some figs?" offered Pat Curry, one of the owners of Buona Caffe. The tree behind the coffee shop on Central Avenue was bursting with fruit, and Curry was handing them out by the ...
By Danielle Wong Moores

Wine Time: Benziger Sauvignon Blanc 2013, North Coast

Pairing the right food with wine is important, but sometimes I also try to pair wine with an occasion. Often it's a stretch, but this time I found the perfect wine for the opening ceremonies of ...
By Dennis Sodomka

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016

Border Bash tickets on sale Friday

The 23rd annual Border Bash charity event returns to Augusta Golf and Gardens on Oct. 7. Ticket sales begin Friday.

Monday, Aug 8, 2016

Ex-baseball standout Jackson in town

Who was the last person to hit a home run for the Brooklyn Dodgers? He'll be in Augusta Saturday to sign his news book.
By Fletcher Page

Saturday, Aug 6, 2016

August movie releases still offering potential for blockbuster status

I don't think I've ever seen a summer movie season come to a screeching halt so fast.
By Andrew Shearer

Friday, Aug 5, 2016

Exhibit features 1875-1900 Augusta

The Augusta Museum of History unveils tonight a new exhibit: "Augusta, 1875-1900." I

A Joyful Noise: Thomas Pandolfi

A graduate of The Juilliard School, pianist Thomas Pandofi is returning to St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church for a second performance on Aug. 15.

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016

Ramblin' Rhodes: Real-life Eve of 'Three Faces of Eve' honored at funeral

It's been almost 59 years since the black-and-white movie "The Three Faces of Eve" about a woman with multiple mental personalities had its world premiere at Augusta's Miller Theater. On Aug. 1, ...
By Don Rhodes

Music by Turner: 9 memorable songs by Boston

With Boston playing at Bell Auditorium this weekend, here's a look at nine of their memorable songs.
By Ed Turner

2016-17 Arts Preview: A season full of art, music, theater, dance and more ...

The 2016-17 season is upon us with a schedule that's filled to the brim with visual arts, music, theater, dance and then some.

Linda Hardy wins fifth annual Applaud the Artist contest

The cover design created by Augusta artist Linda Hardy was selected as the winner of the fifth annual Applaud the Artist Cover Design Contest.
By Mary Frances Hendrix

'Miss Sharon Jones!' to be shown at Imperial during Westobou

The Augusta Chronicle has learned that the widely-acclaimed documentary film Miss Sharon Jones! about the world-wide rhythm and blues star and Augusta native will be shown at Imperial Theatre in late September during the 2016 Westobou Festival.
By Don Rhodes

Dine & Dish: DiVino brunch is off to a delicious start

Maybe we're just old, but Sunday brunch has become our new Friday date night. Our latest was at DiVino Ristorante Italiano in North Augusta, located in the Hammond's Ferry subdivision.
By Danielle Wong Moores

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