You can stop watching your tapes of American Idol now. Winner Kelly Clarkson's first single, A Moment Like This, is in stores today. The single also features a recording of Before Your Love.
New on video and DVD: The Jodie Foster blockbuster Panic Room; Disney and Pixar's animated comedy Monsters, Inc.; and 40 Days and 40 Nights, starring Josh Hartnett as a guy who swears off sex during Lent after a bad breakup.
The Scream Tour II, featuring performances by B2K, Bow Wow and IMX, hits the Carolina Coliseum in Columbia.
The 22nd annual Arts in the Heart festival opens with a Parade of Nations at 6:30 p.m. at the Jessye Norman Amphitheater, Ninth Street at Riverwalk Augusta. The festival will continue from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday and features crafters, food and entertainment. Badges are $2 in advance or $3 at the gate. For more information, call 826-4702.
High school football matchups include Thomson at Cross Creek, Glenn Hills at Josey, Greenbrier at Lakeside and Strom Thurmond at Midland Valley. All games begin at 7:30 p.m.
New movies include The Four Feathers, starring Heath Ledger as a British officer who resigns his post for secret reasons; and Trapped, starring Charlize Theron and Stuart Townsend as parents who turn the tables on their daughter's kidnappers.
The Family Y sponsors the Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus at 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. today and 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Columbia County Fairgrounds, Wrightsboro Road at South Belair Road. Advance tickets are $14 for ages 13-61, $9 for children and seniors. Tickets at the gate are $16 for adults, $11 for children and seniors. Call (800) 796-5672.
Augusta State University will continue its free film series with a showing of The Business of Strangers, starring Stockard Channing and Julia Stiles. The movie begins at 7 p.m. in the Butler Hall Lecture Room on campus, 2500 Walton Way. Admission is free. Call 737-1609.
Time to break out the jackets and corduroys. Today is the first day of fall.
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YOU CAN'T WEAR THAT: Teens say schools are cracking down this year on dress-code violations.