Originally created 08/16/98

Fine arts calendar

GET LISTED: The Augusta Chronicle is preparing its annual arts season preview issue. Augusta and Aiken area arts groups should send scheduling information to Kent Kimes at The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box. 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403, or send e-mail listings to feature@augustachronicle.com. Please include a contact name and telephone number.

Also: The Fine Arts Calendar is a roundup of performing arts events in Augusta and Aiken. Send information to Fine Arts Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403 or send e-mail listings to feature@augustachronicle.com. Mark the release to the attention of Kent Kimes and include a contact name and phone number.

And: Looking for more information on happenings in the arts community? Please visit our online Arts Calendar at Community@ugusta, www.augustachronicle.com/community. Visitors to Communityatsymbolugusta can post their own events to our online calenders and even create their own Web sites easily and for free. For more information, contact Mike McLeod at 828-3858 or mmcleod@augustachronicle.com.

On stage

THE FOREIGNER: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and Aug. 28-29; Abbeville Opera House; adults $13, seniors $12.

DEATHTRAP: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; reserved seats $12, seniors and students with valid ID admitted to matinees at half price; adult subject matter.

BROADWAY AT THE BELL: Robert Goulet in Camelot Sept. 8-9; The King and I Feb. 23 and Fiddler On the Roof April 28; season tickets for the 1998-99 season on sale now at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center box office; $52.50 to $102.50.

Musical performances

HOPELAND GARDENS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: 7 p.m. Mondays, Hopeland Gardens performing-arts stage, Aiken; Monday, Doug and Bunny Williams with banjo; rain date Thursday.

SIGNAL CORPS BAND: 7 p.m. Saturday, Augusta Riverwalk amphitheater; 7 p.m. Thursday, Freedom Park gazebo, Fort Gordon; free.


READING GROUP: Featuring Anna Quindlen's Black and Blue; 7 p.m. Monday, Gibbs Library, Evans.

READING GROUP: Featuring E. Randall Floyd's Deep In the Heart; 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 1336 Augusta West Parkway, 860-2310.

POETRY WORKSHOP: Led by John May; 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 1336 Augusta West Parkway, 860-2310.

Fine art museums

GERTRUDE HERBERT INSTITUTE OF ART: 506 Telfair St.; Printed Images of Latin America by Pamela Harden through Sept. 11; student gallery, winners of the Savannah River Site/Westinghouse Safety Poster Contest through Sept. 11; 722-5495.

LUCY CRAFT LANEY MUSEUM OF BLACK HISTORY: 1116 Phillips St.; permanent exhibits include the Augusta Ebony Legacy, the Alice Davis Collection and artists' collection; Highlights of the Augusta Ebony Legacy through Aug. 31; stories for children 9 a.m. to noon first Saturdays; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays, by appointment weekends and holidays; $2 adults, 75 cents children; 724-3576.

MORRIS MUSEUM OF ART: 1 10th St.; "Augustus Vincent Tack: Landscape of the Spirit," current exhibit; Art Break luncheon noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, lecture on "Impressionism in America;" First Sunday family program "Magnificent Mountains!" 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6; regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 12:30-5:30 p.m. Sundays; admission free Sundays; other days, $3 adults, $2 students and persons 65 and older; age 6 and younger free; 724-7501.

SACRED HEART CULTURAL CENTER: 1301 Greene St.; tours of 100-year-old former Catholic church noted for stained-glass windows, brickwork and architecture; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; $1, no charge for children; 826-4700.

Get in on the act

RIDGE COMMUNITY THEATRE: Audition workshop 3-5 p.m. today, Historic Haynes Auditorium, Batesburg-Leesville, S.C.; season auditions 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. Saturday, adults prepare a one-minute comic monologue; (803) 532-2388 for appointments.

SOUTH CAROLINA PHILHARMONIC: Auditioning flutes I and II, bass trombone, harp, principal violin I, principal bass, section violin,, cello and bass, subs and extras for all instruments; 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, University of South Carolina School of Music room 012, Columbia, S.C.; South Carolina Philharmonic, (803) 771-7937.

AUGUSTA CHORAL SOCIETY: Auditioning all voice parts Tuesdays in August, 6:15-7:15 p.m., Trinity-on-the-Hill United Methodist Church, 1330 Monte Sano Ave.; call Augusta Choral Society office, 826-4713.

AUGUSTA COLLEGIUM MUSICUM: Auditioning tenors and altos; group specializes in Renaissance music, rehearsals Mondays; call music director William Toole, 733-5619.

AIKEN CHORAL SOCIETY COMMUNITY CHORUS: No auditions required; rehearsals 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, All Saints Anglican Church, Fairfield Street and Richland Avenue, Aiken; call J.B. Hartley, (803) 642-0467.

AUGUSTA CONCERT BAND: Limited openings in all sections; call Dr. Alan Drake, 736-9098, for band and audition information; rehearsals begin Sept. 14.

ENCORE! CULTURAL ARTS COUNCIL: Ridge Arts Council accepting applications from visual artists through Sept. 1 for the Encore! Cultural Arts Festival, Oct. 3, Batesburg-Leesville, S.C.; $25 with electricity, non-electric exhibits $20, (803) 532-2388.

EVENING OF JAZZ: Paine College is accepting applications for vendors for September's An Evening of Jazz; $75 before Thursday or $100 thereafter; Office of Institutional Advancement, Paine College, 821-8233.

AIKEN COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE: Casting fall productions of Wait Until Dark and A Tuna Christmas; 3 p.m. today and 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday;, Aiken Community Playhouse, Price Avenue and Two Notch Road, Aiken, (803) 648-1438; more information on the Web at http://www.aiken.net/playhouse/.


AUGUSTA MINI THEATRE: The Augusta Mini Theatre is holding its 1998 Fund-raising drive; deadline to advertise in the 1998-99 Souvenir Booklet is Sept. 5, Tyrone Butler, 722-0498; 722-0598.


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