Westobou Festival celebrates fine, performing arts

This year's celebration of the fine and performing arts kicked off Wednesday with an evening with film master Peter Bogdanovich, but there's still a lot of world class shows and exhibitions on ...
By Steven Uhles

The Artside: October is month to experience fine art, fine wines

Fine art and fine wines top the October calendar at the Aiken Center for the Arts. The events begin Thursday, Oct. 2, with a gallery reception to open the exhibits that constitute the "art" part ...
By Keith Claussen

Ramblin' Rhodes: Daughter's book reveals private life of James Brown

The legendary life of James Brown continues to grow. To me, one of the best books to emerge since his death in 2006 is the recently released Cold Sweat: My Father James Brown and Me by his ...
By Don Rhodes

Westobou Festival art exhibits incorporate location

Contemporary art can be experienced in multiple permutations at this year's Westobou Festival.
By Keith Claussen

Oliver Hardy Festival is Saturday

Head to Harlem, Ga., from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, for the 26th annual Oliver Hardy Festival.

Fort Gordon's Oktoberfest this weekend

Oktoberfest is Oct. 2-5 at Fort Gordon's Barton Field with entertainment, shopping, food and drink, a carnival, car show and more.

Night at the Movies

New this week: Annabelle, Gone Girl and Left Behind

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

Westobou Festival opens

When U-Haul trucks of artwork rolled up at the Old Academy of Richmond County, Westobou Festival Director Kristi Jilson could hardly contain her excitement.
By Travis Highfield

Music by Turner: Vannelli to make local stop

Gino Vannelli, best known for hits such as "Living Inside Myself," "People Gotta Move," and the Grammy-nominated "I Just Wanna Stop," is performing at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Columbia ...
By Ed Turner

Wine Time: 365 Chianti 2011, Italy

With Whole Foods opening in Augusta last week I thought I'd check out their wine offerings. I was impressed.
 There are plenty of high-end wines, but they also have many good wines at the low end ...
By Dennis Sodomka

Friday, Sept. 26, 2014

David Crowder will perform in at Millbrook Baptist in Aiken on Oct. 15

Crowder will bring his Neon Steeple Tour to Millbrook Baptist Church in Aiken Oct. 15.
By Lisa Kaylor

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

Night at the Movies

New this week: The Boxtrolls, The Drop and The Equalizer

Road Trip: 13th annual Heritage Jubilee, Edgefield

The 13th annual Heritage Jubilee will kick off the area's fall festivals this Saturday, Sept. 27, in downtown Edgefield, beginning at 9 a.m.
By Anne Waits

Pick your spot to cheer on Ironman athletes

About 3,600 participants are expected for another edition of the sixth annual intermedix Ironman 70.3 Augusta. The popular half-Ironman event begins at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 28.
By Chris Gay

Cher in the City: Best entertainment can be real life

This weekend, I came across a series of YouTube videos called "Kids Say The Darndest Things" and boy did they.
By Cher Best

Symphony to open season with anniversary tribute

Composer John Hennecken wrote "Everything Beautiful In Its Time" to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Augusta's sister city agreement with Takarazuka, Japan. 
By Charmain Z. Brackett

'Addams Family' is musical tale families can relate to

They're creepy and they're kooky, and they're back in a musical. The Augusta Players will bring a 21st century The Addams Family to the Imperial Theatre stage Sept. 26-28.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Ramblin' Rhodes: 'Grand Ole Opry' music star Hamilton was a class act

The Grand Ole Opry lost another of its legendary singers with the death of George Hamilton IV on Sept. 17 at age 77 of a heart attack.
By Don Rhodes

Dine & Dish: Metro Market a fresh idea for anytime

Modeled after Dean & Deluca and other upscale markets, the Metro Market in downtown Augusta features gourmet and high-end grab-and-go items, as well as freshly made meals for breakfast, lunch ...
By Danielle Wong Moores

Wine Time: Avignonesi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2010, Tuscany

During a recent two-week vacation in Italy, including a week in Tuscany, I tried many great Italian wines. Today's wine, Avignonesi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2010, is one of the better ones I ...
By Dennis Sodomka

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