Pop Rocks: From Rucker to Revivalists, which music fest draws you?

It is time to organize a fair weather assault on those outdoor activities - both local and regional - properly planned for that too-small window between too cold and too hot. Here are a few favorites I plan on checking out.
By Steven Uhles

Dine & Dish: Cucina 503 satisfies with Italian style

Cucina 503 is the newest endeavor by Chef Edward Mendoza of Kitchen 1454 - and one of only a few local restaurants in the Martinez area.
By Danielle Wong Moores

Wine Time: Dow's 2009 Late Bottled Vintage Port, Portugal

If you want to try a really good Port, you could start with Dow's Late Bottled Vintage (LBV) Port. It has all the characteristics of a fine vintage Port at a fraction of the price. It is a favorite on restaurant wine lists.
By Dennis Sodomka

Artists invited to design cover in 4th annual contest

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

Music by Turner: Documentary tells tale behind music

I bet you heard Hal Blaine play some of your favorite songs in the last few days. Don Randi too. Let's not leave out Carol Kaye, Tommy Tedesco, Joe Osborn, Larry Knechtel, or Plas Johnson either.
By Ed Turner

The Artside: See, hear about artists' work at Aiken Center for Arts

Five artists - Ron Melick, Alicia Kelemen, William Brown, Evelyn Davis-Walker and Carol Sue Roberts - are featured in exhibits opening Thursday, March 19, at Aiken Center for the Arts.
By Keith Claussen

Ramblin' Rhodes: Country star Jackson's come a long way in 25 years

Alan Jackson is bringing his 25th anniversary Keepin' It Country tour to James Brown Arena on March 27, with opening acts Jon Pardi and Brandy Clark.
By Don Rhodes

Night at the Movies

New this week: Home, Get Hard, The Breakfast Club: 30th Anniversary

Jay Leno, John Fogerty coming to Bell Auditorium

Fogerty will appear May 12; Leno is scheduled for June 4.
By From Staff Reports

Morris Museum added to free admission programs

Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders can now enjoy the more than 5,000 works of southern art housed at the Morris Museum of Art free of charge.
By Lisa Kaylor

Country rapper to play Masters Week event

In 2008, Ford released his debut album, Ride Through the Country, which included the singles "No Trash in My Trailer" and "Cold Beer."
By Susan McCord

Oak Ridge Boys to perform in Newberry, Aiken

The Oak Ridge Boys are making three area appearances in the coming weeks. They will perform at 3 and 8 p.m. Friday, March 27, at the Newberry (S.C.) Opera House. Tickets are $42 from (803) 276-6264 or newberryoperahouse.com.

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