Augusta Pride puts focus on life for annual events

Augusta Pride will celebrate love and community during this weekend's Pride events as the nation continues to heal after the mass shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub.
By Wayne Staats

The Artside: Panowich's book inspires art; Swider's art inspires book

To celebrate the paperback release of "Bull Mountain," several artists have created art for an exhibit June 27 at The Book Tavern.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Music by Turner: Make short trip for chance to see Steely Dan, Steve Winwood

It's the perfect double play of timeless classic rock. In less than one week, locals can enjoy a pair of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members in concert playing within easy driving distance of Augusta.
By Ed Turner

Ramblin' Rhodes: McKinnon was everyday man who wrote country hits

The funeral and life celebration service for 82-year-old Don McKinnon in the historic Beech Island, S.C., Baptist Church reminded me once again that you don't have to become famous to make a difference in the lives of so many people.
By Don Rhodes

Wine Time: Pike Road Pinot Noir 2014, Willamette Valley

From the wines I have tasted, I would say the three best places in the world to grow pinot noir grapes are the Burgundy region of France, Marlborough in New Zealand and the Willamette Valley in Oregon.
By Dennis Sodomka

It's hot! Find a cool spot to swim

It's hot and getting hotter and summer hasn't officially begun (the first day is June 20)! Make a plan to chill out at one of these cool places.
By Mary Frances Hendrix

'Savannah Sunrise,' filmed partly in Augusta, to air Sunday

Savannah Sunrise, a movie that was filmed mostly in Augusta late last year, will make its television debut on the INSP network at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 26.

Ramblin' Rhodes: Relive thrill of hearing Elvis in 1956

Cody Ray Slaughter, an Elvis Presley tribute artist, has been barnstorming the nation since June 2015 with his Elvis '56 show. The production will wrap up at Augusta's Imperial Theater at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25.
By Don Rhodes

Pop Rocks: With respect, I must disagree

Whether we like it or not, Facebook has become a de facto replacement for the town square. It is there we meet and greet our friends, discuss projects and plans and, on occasion, air grievances and unpopular opinions. It's this last one that drew my attention recently.
By Steven Uhles

Dine & Dish: Drive in to Sno-Cap for nostalgic treat

Somehow summer always evokes for me thoughts of cruising around, enjoying a burger and fries at the drive-in and sipping a cold milkshake. Which brought me to the Sno-Cap Drive-In in North Augusta.
By Danielle Wong Moores

Teacher, students reunited for  'One Man, Two Guvnors'

Betty Walpert is directing a few of her former acting students in Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre's upcoming production of One Man, Two Guvnors.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

2016 Summer Camps Guide

From Augusta to Aiken, you can find camps focused on art and music, math and reading, or any sport.

Artists invited to design cover in 5th annual Applaud the Artist contest

The Augusta Chronicle and Applause invite readers to join us in celebrating the arts in our community by entering our fifth annual Applaud the Artist Cover Contest.
By Mary Frances Hendrix

GreenJackets return with excitement

The Augusta GreenJackets return to Lake Olmstead Stadium for another season, this time featuring one of their more talented rosters and a schedule packed with promotions.
By David Lee

Summer box office set for sequels, superheroes

Ah, summer! The time of year when the days are long, the kids are out of school and cinemas are packed with original, artful films unlike any you've seen before. OK, that last part isn't really true. Sequels, remakes and superheroes are a year-round business for the movie industry, but they're particularly abundant during the summer month. Here is a list of movies heading our way.
By Rene Rodriguez

Night at the Movies

New this week: Free State of Jones, Independence Day: Resurgence, The Neon Demon and The Shallows

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Steve Miller Band to perform in Augusta on July 19

Tickets for Steve Miller Band's show in Augusta go on sale March 18.
By From Staff Reports