Music by Turner: 'Inside Your Eyes' work of local talents

As a musician and a columnist, I never cease to be amazed at just how much astounding talent there is in our part of the world. You can now add Aiken's Lauren Meccia. Her new album, "Inside Your Eyes," is chock full of great musicianship and singing.
By Ed Turner

The Artside: Reality, delusion are topics of art exhibit

The creative space between reality and delusion is the topic explored in a group exhibition, "We Should Talk to Each Other, the Cloud and I," at the Mary S. Byrd Gallery on Georgia Regents University's Summerville campus.
By Keith Claussen

Wine Time: Wines can be treat for adults on Halloween, beyond

With Halloween on a Friday this year, there are sure to be parties celebrating the scary side of this holiday. In that spirit I have put together a list of appropriately-themed wines. If you try these they are sure to put the treat in "trick-or-treat."
By Dennis Sodomka

James peppers comic act with humor of life

Kevin James might be known best by many as a beloved television comedian. After all, in nearly every American city, The King of Queens is on the air, living on in reruns. But Wednesday, Oct. 29, he's coming to Augusta's Bell Auditorium for a stand-up performance.
By Jeremy Craig

Edwin McCain happy to take musical career in own hands

Having to be bus driver, mechanic and roadie - as well as performer, songwriter and guitar player - is part of the life Edwin McCain chose after he had the chance to be a bona-fide pop star with a major label record deal, songs on the radio and the much easier mode of touring that popularity affords musicians. McCain plays Nov. 6 at Evans Towne Center Park.
By Alan Sculley

Fair fun isn't done; midway to open in Columbia County

If you missed your chances to make it to the fairs in Augusta or Aiken, you have another opportunity. Ten days of fair fun kicks off Thursday, Oct. 30, with the opening of the Columbia County Fall Fair.
By Valerie Rowell

Sturgill Simpson is country guy in disguise

Nashville singer-songwriter Sturgill Simpson expected to be labeled "the acid-country guy" when he self-released his sophomore album "Metamodern Sounds in Country Music" in May 2014. Instead, within weeks, Simpson found resonance with country music fans nationwide. He'll perform at Sky City on Nov. 5.
By Diana Renee Williams

Ramblin' Rhodes: Ghost stories begin with cemetery

Walker Posey, managing director of Posey's funeral home in North Augusta, will be telling ghost stories in Lookaway Inn mansion Thursday, Oct. 30, the night before Halloween.
By Don Rhodes

Things to Do: Halloween

Events for the holiday weekend include haunted attractions, festivals and more.

Dine & Dish: These treats will satisfy pumpkin cravings

So I decided to go on a fall spice food tour - local style. Essentially, this meant that I crammed in as many fall-flavored foods and drinks as I could find in the course of a week and a half. Here's what I discovered.
By Danielle Wong Moores

Ramblin' Rhodes: Ann Landers show reminder of her trip to Augusta

Seeing that the Newberry (S.C.) Opera House next week is presenting the touring play Ann Landers: Lady With All The Answers made me think about when the real advice columnist came to Augusta in 1975.
By Don Rhodes
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2014 Arts Preview

Our 2014 Arts Preview includes everything from dance and music to theater and art.

Alan Jackson to perform in Augusta in March

Country star Alan Jackson will stop at James Brown Arena on his 25th anniversary Keepin' It Country tour on March 27.

The Artside: Thomason's oil paintings offer view of Appalachia

At the Morris Museum of Art, an exhibition features 26 of Eugene Thomason's oil paintings including a series depicting a fictional mountain clan he called the Hankinses, as well as portraits, landscapes and scenes of everyday life in Appalachia.
By Keith Claussen

Night at the Movies

New this week: 23 Blast, John Wick, Oqija, St. Vincent and Dear White People

Shack Band will play Surrey Tavern

Richmond, Va.,-based group is promoting their first full-length CD "America."

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