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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

'Shrek' adds music to once upon a time

Welcome to "once upon a time," to a land where ogres are the good guys, princesses belch, and Prince Charming doesn't always get the girl. The Augusta Players will close their season May 8-10 with ...
By Diana Renee Williams

Pop Rocks: Promoter has found glue that holds events together

Emily Stevenson, who has made quite a name for herself booking bands under the GlueStick Music brand, rarely listens to me. Good for her.
By Steven Uhles

Ramblin' Rhodes: Musical homecoming weekend filled with family ties

This weekend the Lewis and Easter families again will be united in a different way at the seventh annual Jeff & Sheri Easter Homecoming Mother's Day Weekend Festival.
By Don Rhodes

Dine & Dish: Enjoy elegant brunch at Willcox Inn

The menu at The Willcox Inn in Aiken would be decadently rich for an everyday brunch - but perfect for a special occasion or vacation.
By Danielle Wong Moores

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Wine Time: Chateau Donissan Cru Bourgeois 2010, Bordeaux

Everyone wants to try a Bordeaux wine because Bordeaux is the cradle of modern fine wine making. But hardly anyone wants to pay the price. The solution is to look for a wine with "Cru Bourgeois" ...
By Dennis Sodomka

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Fashion show to benefit Jessye Norman School of Arts

Former international model Gaylord Jenkins is sharing her years of experience with Augusta women through the Friends of Jessye Norman School Fashion, Art, Wines & Cheese event on May 7.
By Dennis Sodomka

2015 Summer Camps Guide: DAY CAMPS

Create a fun summer with camps offering everything from math and science to arts and crafts and more.

2015 Summer Camps Guide: ARTS

Do you like to paint, draw, dance or make music? How about acting? Find a summer camp for your creative side.

2015 Summer Camps Guide: SPORTS

Find basketball, golf, football and lots of other sports this summer.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

'Shear Madness' is same story, but different play, every time

Whodunit? Well, that depends on the night. "Shear Madness" is a different show every night, and it's coming to the Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre stage in May.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

The Artside: Sometimes paintings tell more than what's obvious

When a painting comes into a museum's collection, more often than not there's a story behind it - a story involving the subject, the artist or the donor. In the case of a painting on temporary ...
By Keith Claussen

Wine Time: Montes Alpha Syrah 2012, Chile

The extended drought in California and other parts of the world has some wine drinkers worried about what might happen to their favorite wines. But in some cases the drought has had a positive effect.
By Dennis Sodomka

Singer finds own voice through role in Celtic Woman

Susan McFadden was no stranger to the stage when she joined Celtic Woman three years ago. But her role forced her to do something she had rarely done in front of an audience - be herself.
By Alan Sculley

Friday, April 24, 2015

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church to fight cancer with music

Concerts at Christmas and Easter led pastor Patrick Darnell to open the doors of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church for a concert for skin cancer awareness.
By Lisa Kaylor

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Wine Time: Frank Family Chardonnay 2013, Carneros

Drinking Chardonnay as the weather starts to warm up is a no-brainer. The real trick is finding the style of Chardonnay you like and pairing it with the right food.
By Dennis Sodomka

Dine & Dish: De Novo is hidden gem

De Novo in North Augusta offers fresh and local American cuisine and stunning desserts in a modern atmosphere.
By Danielle Wong Moores

Pop Rocks: Make time for 'Possibilities'

Eloquent, elegant and written with the sort of honest voice few writers have the skill - or courage - to sustain, Augusta writer Turner Simkins' book "Possibilities," out now, functions as ...
By Steven Uhles

See flora, fauna and get tips at Sacred Heart Garden Festival

The Sacred Heart Garden Festival runs April 24-26 with another incredible selection of vendors, landscape designs, speakers, the tour of beautiful gardens and a couple of new events.
By Sandy Hodson

Horszowski Piano Trio to perform

Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society presents The Horszowski Piano Trio and a 25th anniversary gala reception on April 24.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Block party to honor James Brown

The inaugural James Brown Block Party Tribute will bring together musical acts and fans of the legendary late soul singer for a festival to mark his birthday.
By Meg Mirshak
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