Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Night at the Movies

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

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

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

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 ...
By Don Rhodes

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

New Edition to play '80s hits, plus new tunes

New Edition's trip to Augusta this Thursday, June 23, will kick off the group's most recent return to the road - their highly anticipated 2016 "This One's For Me and You" Tour.
By Timothy Cox

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

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 ...
By Dennis Sodomka

Thursday, June 16, 2016

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

Night at the Movies

New this week: Finding Dory, Central Intelligence

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

On Stage: Listen to learn about tango

Experience the rich culture and sounds of The Athens Tango Project on Sunday, June 19, during the Music at the Morris series at Morris Museum of Art.
By Lisa Pham

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 ...
By Don Rhodes

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

Singer Valli offers advice: Do what you love

The secret to Frankie Valli's success is simple. "I love what I do," said the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, who will be in concert at 8 p.m. Friday, June 17, at Bell Auditorium.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

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 ...
By Steven Uhles

Wine Time: Raats Original Chenin Blanc 2015, South Africa

If you have never tried chenin blanc, this week would be a good time to find one because Friday, June 17, has been declared drink chenin blanc day.
By Dennis Sodomka

Monday, June 13, 2016

Wine Time: Frank Family Zinfandel 2013, Napa Valley

Zinfandel is the great American wine. It may have roots in Croatia or Italy, but it is in California where zinfandel hit its stride.
By Dennis Sodomka

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

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 ...
By Rene Rodriguez

The Artside: Coffee, creativity blended for show

An upcoming event blends two of Erica Pastecki's loves into one - art and coffee. "Anyone who knows me, knows that I have a bit of a love and obsession with coffee," said Pastecki, one of the ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Ramblin' Rhodes: Awards recognize contributions to community arts

Since 1985, outstanding members of the Augusta-area arts community have been recognized annually by the Greater Augusta Arts Council.
By Don Rhodes

Music by Turner: Hear classic rock of Firefall, ARS, Little River Band in one night

Over 25 hit singles and 10 million-selling albums says it all! "Classic Rock meets the Classic South" visits Evans Towne Center Park at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 23, featuring three bands that have ...
By Ed Turner
 
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