Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Giddens doesn't see genres, just music

If there's one word Rhian­non Giddens detests, it's genres. Classically trained in opera at Oberlin University, she moved on to a whole different style of music in becoming the leader of the ...
By Dave Gil de Rubio

Concert to honor, remember soldiers

Augusta Choral Society is eager to pay tribute to fallen soldiers by presenting "Honoring and Remembering," a Memorial Weekend concert, planned for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at Sacred Heart ...
By Anne Waits

Ramblin' Rhodes: Former senator's love of music will be remembered

Former state senator Joey Brush Jr., who died from a motorcycle accident on May 7, loved music so much that in 2002 he made a nine-song cassette tape he titled Just An Old Sweet Song.
By Don Rhodes

Wine Time: Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc + Viognier 2014, California

Sometimes the wine makes the place and sometimes the place where you drink it makes the wine. And if you're lucky you drink a great wine at a great place, and you don't care which influenced the ...
By Dennis Sodomka

Pop Rocks: New music pickings planned for inaugural Mayapple festival

The standard music festival attendee usually approaches the buffet-style slate of acts, both known and unknown, in one of two ways.
By Steven Uhles

Robert Earl Keen recalls roots on his new record

When Texas troubadour Robert Earl Keen set out to make his most recent record, he knew it would be unlike anything he had ever done, but at the same time, it was the one he always wanted to do.
By Steve Crawford

Dine & Dish: Jason's Deli rich in choices, flavors

The word deli is rich in connotation for me. Delis to me are old-fashioned, dark places, where delicious meats are sliced fresh then served up high with secret dressings and presented wrapped in ...
By Danielle Wong Moores

Monday, May 18, 2015

Feast on music at Banjo-B-Que

The Sixth Annual Papa Joe's Banjo-B-Que & Music Festival May 22-23 offers a wide range of country, bluegrass, Americana and blues performances on two stages.
By Don Rhodes

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Success sweeter as couple for Shovels & Rope

Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst had pursued separate careers that earned each of them good reviews, but not much in the way of commercial success. But as the duo Shovels & Rope success is ...
By Alan Sculley

Friday, May 15, 2015

Night at the Movies

New this week: Mad Max: Fury Road; Pitch Perfect 2; Where Hope Grows

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Thunder Over Augusta returns

Military tribute celebration Thunder Over Augusta returns to Evans Towne Center Park on Saturday, May 16.
By Valerie Rowell

'Les Miserables' pulls in crowd before show

For many performers, "Les Miserables" is their dream musical. "We had about 100 people audition for this show," said Marcia Harris, director of the Aiken Community Playhouse's production, which ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Ramblin' Rhodes: 'Doug Flowers and Friends' features the South's best

There are few people who have done as much for bluegrass music locally as Doug Flowers.
By Don Rhodes

Wine Time: Santa Carolina Reserva de Familia Carmenere 2012, Chile

With summer grilling season kicking in as we approach Memorial Day, I thought it would be appropriate to try something we can drink with all kinds of grilled food.
By Dennis Sodomka

Music by Turner: Musicians find harmony performing downtown

For many musicians downtown Augusta is the place where they primarily make their living. This was not always the case, as it wasn't that long ago when being a full-time musician in our city was a ...
By Ed Turner

The Artside: It's another art-filled week in Augusta

We have another Artful Thursday on the calendar for May 14 with four exhibits opening in three places within three hours.
By Keith Claussen

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Fogerty recreates music phenomenon of 1969

These days, John Fogerty is so at ease with his Creedence past that he is even celebrating what many consider the pinnacle of his Creedence years with a tour titled 1969. The tour stops at Bell ...
By Alan Sculley

Greensky Bluegrass to play many genres at Aiken fest

Paul Hoffman is one of the two main songwriters in the bluegrass group, Greensky Bluegrass. That's a sign that Greensky Bluegrass isn't exactly a pure bred, died-in-the-wool type of bluegrass group.
By Alan Sculley

Night at the Movies

New this week: Hot Pursuit and The D-Train

Hamilton to share power of music

As Anthony Hamilton tours this spring, he's thinking about entertaining his audiences and putting together some new songs with deep meaning.
By Charmain Z. Brackett
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