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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

10 facts about John Mellencamp

For more than 35 years, John Mellencamp has been bucking expectations, ducking artistic stagnation and not-so-quietly making his mark on American rock 'n' roll. The legendary artist performs ...
By Steven Uhles

Pop Rocks: Bonnaroo begs questions for Augusta

Location, location, location. For years I've been going to music festivals - both large and small - looking for the secrets of success and yes, occasional failure. My thinking was, could the ...
By Steven Uhles

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Night at the Movies

New this week: Jurassic World, Love & Mercy

Six Flags Over Georgia debuts new rides

Gotham City got a little more crowded at Six Flags Over Georgia with the addition of two new park rides. The Joker Chaos Coaster and Harley Quinn Spinsanity joins a twist on Batman: The Ride this ...
By Charmain Brackett

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Artside: Local artists create on the box, out of the coffee mug

The art continues this weekend with an unusual exhibit at Buona Caffe on Central Avenue.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Music by Turner: Stones didn't start off well in Georgia

Gee, what a difference one-half century makes … On Tuesday, June 9, The Rolling Stones celebrated over 50 years as a band with an indescribable evening of rock 'n' roll at Grant Field in Atlanta ...
By Ed Turner

Ramblin' Rhodes: Bufford brings big city cabaret show to Evans crowd

Carole J. Bufford will perform her one-woman show for the first time in the Augusta area on June 12 in Evans.
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

'Deathtrap' is comedy and thriller of 'devilish cleverness'

Edgefield will experience its second thriller, beginning this weekend, when the Edgefield County Theatre Company presents Deathtrap.
By Anne Waits

Hart heads back to Augusta to ask, 'What now?'

Standing at 5-foot-4, Philadelphia funny man Kevin Hart may be small in stature but seems to know how to use his comedic muscle to roll with the punches and stay on top.
By Diana Renee Williams

Wine Time: Sutter Home White Zinfandel, California

Many of the wines I used to drink 40 years ago are difficult or impossible to find, mostly because of changing tastes of wine drinkers. But this classic White Zinfandel is still going strong.
By Dennis Sodomka

Monday, June 8, 2015

Beach Blast concert to kick off summer

People can enjoy a taste of the beach without the travel on Friday, June 12, when the annual Summer Beach Blast concert will be held at Evans Towne Center Park.
By Valerie Rowell

Friday, June 5, 2015

Night at the Movies

New this week: Beyond the Mask, Entourage, Spy, Insidious: Chapter 3

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Society will show off love for daylilies

Anyone who has struggled with rose bushes know that the best flowers are low maintenance, and perhaps the very best flower is the daylily.
By Sandy Hodson

2015 Swim Guide: Here's where to cool off this summer

It's hot and getting hotter! So don't wait until you're dripping with sweat - make a plan to chill out this summer at one of these cool places.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Ramblin' Rhodes: Elvis tribute artist to play where 'The King' did in 1956

Arkansas-native Cody Ray Slaughter this time next year in June 2016 will be doing something no previous Elvis Presley tribute artist has ever done.
By Don Rhodes

Pop Rocks: 'Bull Mountain' is first novel worth keeping on bookshelf

Augusta-bred writer Brian Panowich's debut novel "Bull Mountain" is that rare piece of work that manages to entertain without sacrificing its elevated tone and tread on familiar tropes while ...
By Steven Uhles

'Steel Magnolias' is classic story with a few changes

The North Augusta Cultural Arts Council's production of Steel Magnolias will tell a familiar story with a few changes.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Dine & Dish: Kawa Japanese has unique tapas

Beef tongue. The very words conjure up images of a pink, flabby (or would that be flappy?), gelatinous cut of meat. Yet here I was in Kawa Japanese Tapas and Grill, ordering beef tongue tapas at ...
By Danielle Wong Moores

Wine Time: Robert Mondavi Chardonnay 2013, Napa Valley

If you have heard of California wine, chances are you have heard of the Robert Mondavi Winery.
By Dennis Sodomka

Imagination Station lets kids explore

KathyLena Smith, 5, sat barefoot on a colorful, padded floor in the literacy room of Imagination Station on Thursday, carefully putting small toys inside lidded rubber blocks with letters on them.
By Lisa Kaylor
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Duncan won't seek Harbin seat

Columbia County District 1 Commissioner Doug Duncan said Thursday he had decided against pursuing the open legislative seat being vacated by longtime State Rep. Ben Harbin next week.
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