Grand Ole Opry star Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives, will launch the new season of the Morris Museum of Art’s Budweiser True Music Southern Soul & Song series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at the Imperial Theatre.
Stuart and his band also opened the 2011-2012 series for the Morris museum’s offerings. Only this year there are a couple of very special added touches.
Stuart not only will be singing and playing his long list of hit songs but also just before the concert will be at a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Morris Museum of Art, 10th at Reynolds streets, to open an exhibit of photographs he has taken over the years.
Many of the photos have been published in Stuart’s various books. They will remain on display at the museum until Nov. 27.
In addition to all of that good stuff, the museum also will have on display some very elaborate and expensive stage costumes created by “designer to the stars” Manuel Cuevas.
Museum executive director Kevin Grogan says that 83-year-old Cuevas himself will be at the reception to meet and greet attendees.
Cuevas has designed clothes for scores of movie and rock celebrities and created the suits that literally turned Johnny Cash into the “man in black.”
He worked in Hollywood with Academy Award-winning designer Edith Head in making costumes for more than 90 movies including the jeans James Dean wore in Giant, western clothes for John Travolta in Urban Cowboy and the mask used by The Lone Ranger.
Eventually he settled in Nashville, Tenn., making stage costumes for country superstars including George Jones, Dwight Yoakum, Buck Owens, Porter Waggoner, Hank Snow and Little Jimmy Dickens.
Tickets for the reception are $10 for museum members or $20 available at the Morris Museum of Art. Call (706) 724-7501.
Tickets for the Imperial concert are $28, $23 and $15 purchased at the Imperial Theatre box office, 745 Broad St., or by calling (706) 722-8341 or online at imperialtheatre.com.
UPCOMING JEFF BARNES SHOWS: Award-winning performer Jeff Barnes is doing two different shows with all proceeds benefiting the agriculture program at Jefferson County High School in Louisville, Ga.
His Memories of the King tribute to Elvis Presley is at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center in the Evans, Ga., library, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., all reserved seats, $15, with brothers Jeremy and Daniel Froebel opening with their Blues Brothers tribute.
Barnes’ American Salute To Country Legends show is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at the Jesse C. Lynch Memorial American Legion Post 71 in North Augusta, 333 East Spring Grove Ave., $10.
Call (706) 394-3916 to reserve tickets or buy at the door.
DRIVING MISS DAISY RESCHEDULED: Due to the unexpected illness of actress Carol Thompson, who was co-starring as elderly Atlantan Daisy Werthan, the play Driving Miss Daisy to be presented by the Waynesboro-Burke County Concert Series on Aug. 18 had to be rescheduled.
It now will be staged at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the Burke Office Park Auditorium, 715 West 6th St., in Waynesboro, Ga.
Tickets previously sold will be honored. Tickets at $15 advance or $20 at the door for adults or $15 for students are available at 1st National Bank and Burke County Library as well as by calling Downtown Development Director Don Lively at (706) 554-8018 and the concert board at (706) 437-0070.
Mical Whitaker portrays black, middle-aged chauffeur Hoke Colburn who is hired by a Jewish businessman, Boolie Werthan, played by Alan Tyson.
NATIONAL NATIVE AMERICAN POW WOW: The exciting news is there will be another Native American festival to be held at New Savannah Bluff Lock & Dam Park north of Augusta Regional Airport.
The popular Oka’Chaffa Native American festival was held at the park for two years, but its future remained clouded with the death of festival co-founder Chippa Wolfe last April.
The new National Native American Pow Wow festival will take place 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23.
Performers will include nationally-known flutist and violinist Arvil Bird seen at past Oka’Chaffa festivals, alligator and reptile show presenter Ian Tyson and on Sunday only Birds of Prey demonstrator Dale Arrowwood.
Tickets are $10 advance or $12 at the gate. For more details, see http://www.roadrunnerenterprisesllc.com
For information about participation with crafts, food vending or other involvement, contact Phil Galaviz at (404) 857-5964 or email email@example.com.
BOUYE AND DAVIS BACK TOGETHER: Fans of the very popular late ’80s rock band Hipnotics will be happy to learn that two of its members, Steve Bouye and Roger Davis, are back together after 26 years in a new rockabilly/blues band called King Cat and the Elders.
The lineup will be Bouye on vocals and harmonica, Davis on rhythm guitar and vocals, Dwight Bradham on lead guitar, Dean Klopotic on bass and Jeff Johnston on drums. Davis and Johnston are alumni of Ed Turner and Number 9.
The debut performance of King Cat and the Elders will be at 5:15 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Arts in The Heart of Augusta Festival on the Global Stage.
“We hope to restore Augusta to some of her rock and roots,” said Bouye who promises to revive the rockabilly music of such legendary performers as Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent.