Hulu will sell Internet TV package that includes live programming

NEW YORK - Hulu is expanding its Internet TV programming with a subscription service offering a mix of live cable and broadcast options that will include news and sports.
By Mae Anderson and Michael Liedtke

Cast embodies life into 'Mary Poppins'

Stern and in control yet spontaneous and tender. These are qualities Mary Diesch sees in Mary Poppins. She will be portraying the title role in The Augusta Players' upcoming production.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Ramblin' Rhodes: Bluegrass, gospel fans should head to Lewis Family's

Lovers of great bluegrass and Southern gospel music will want to be at the eighth annual Jeff & Sheri Easter Homecoming Mother's Day Weekend Festival.
By Don Rhodes

Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival is back this Saturday

On May 7, the 23rd edition of the Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival, which honors the blues legend and Georgia Music Hall of Famer, takes place.
By Don Rhodes

On Stage: Head outside to encounter arts

May is here with plenty of outdoor events to enjoy with friends and family. Bring chairs or blankets for the concerts, and don't forget the sunscreen!
By Lisa Pham

Dine & Dish: Chicken Salad Chick has unending salad offerings

Who knew there could be so many varieties of chicken salad in one place? Definitely not me!
By Danielle Wong Moores

Pop Rocks: Latest book about James Brown is one-sided

Although beautifully written, often insightful and, when the subject turns to the subtle mechanics of music and how it is created, written with real skill and talent, Kill 'Em and Leave, James ...
By Steven Uhles

Wine Time: FEL Pinor Noir 2014 and FEL Chardonnay 2014, Anderson Valley

Great chardonnay and pinot noir often come from neighboring blocks in vineyards because both grapes thrive in the same cool-climate environment. It's not unusual to see one winemaker produce great ...
By Dennis Sodomka

Monday, May 2, 2016

Jones, stars from James Brown's band to perform May 3

On Tuesday, May 3, the James Brown Birthday Bash will return to mark what would have been Brown's 83rd birthday. George Claussen and the Friends with Benefits Fund, along with the city of Augusta ...
By Diana Renee Williams

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Summer Camps 2016: DAY CAMPS

Need some fun this summer? Camps offer a variety of activities for every interest.
By Mary Frances Hendrix

Summer Camps 2016: CREATIVITY CAMPS

Find the artist or musician in you this summer. Camps are being offering for art, music, dance, theater and more.
By Mary Frances Hendrix

Summer Camps 2016: SPORTS CAMPS

Local sports camps feature everything from basketball and football to archery and tennis.
By Mary Frances Hendrix

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Jones pays tribute to Prince; next, Brown

Augusta native Sharon Jones will perform at the James Brown Birthday Bash at Augusta Common on May 3 on Brown's actual birthday, and then she turns 60 the next day.
By Don Rhodes

Dance Augusta show is set to tune of local musicians

The works of the free-spirited Isadora Duncan are the basis of one of several pieces that will be performed as part of Dance Augusta's Spring Fever show Friday-Saturday, April 29-30 at the Augusta ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

The Artside: Composer's 'Scythe of Time' picked for musical festival

I'd like to open this column to spotlight a local composer whose work is getting national recognition. Mark Swanson's latest work, A Scythe of Time, is one of only 13 musicals that will be ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wine Time: Graffigna Centenario Malbec 2014 and Grand Reserve Malbec 2013, Argentina

Grapes grown on the side of a mountain seem to bring a little something extra to wine. Whether it’s the soil or the weather conditions or the altitude, mountain wines often have distinguishing ...
By Dennis Sodomka

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Ramblin' Rhodes: Marty Raybon, with Shenandoah, to play at music festival

Bluegrass and country music star Marty Raybon as the lead vocalist of the reunited country superstar group Shenandoah will perform at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, during the Little Roy & ...
By Don Rhodes

Monday, April 25, 2016

Spring is filled with music festivals

Spring is here, and there are a bunch of great music festivals coming up. Here is an overview.
By Don Rhodes

Friday, April 22, 2016

Grant loves where music has taken her

Amy Grant has seen firsthand how music breaks through barriers and reaches people in a way no other medium can.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Ramblin' Rhodes: Hear bluegrass, gospel stars at Little Roy & Lizzy festival

The fourth annual Little Roy & Lizzy Festival returns April 28-30 near Lincolnton, Ga.
By Don Rhodes
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