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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

Live music: Cody Webb

Cody Webb is making a stop at The Country Club this Friday, June 10. 

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Daylily Society announces show

The Daylily Society of Greater Augusta will hold its annual show on Saturday, June 4, starting at 1 p.m. at Lake Park Baptist Church, 211 Milledge Road, which is near the intersection of Broad ...

Wine Time: Santa Carolina Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva de Familia 2012, Chile

With grilling season in full swing, it is always nice to have a hearty red wine on hand for beef dishes. This cabernet sauvignon from Santa Carolina is ideal for grilling but versatile enough to ...
By Dennis Sodomka

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Night at the Movies

New this week: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, Love & Friendship, Me Before You, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

Southern Drawl Tour features Alabama, Charlie Daniels Band

The Southern Drawl Tour - with country music legends Alabama, above, and special guest Charlie Daniels Band - is headed for James Brown Arena at 7 p.m. Friday, June 3. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Things to Do: Summer Beach Blast

Play in the sand, have a fruity beverage and hear beach music at the Summer Beach Blast on June 3 in Evans.

Things to Do: Mudbugabeaux N-Brew

Crawfish - or mudbugs - await you as does craft beer and more the this annual festival set for Augusta Common on June 4.

On Stage: Hit the beach, tune in for hip hop or pause at garden

Columbia County is bringing the beach inland with its Summer Beach Blast event. Cool off with island-style drinks, choose from various food vendors, and have fun in the sun with a sandy shore.
By Lisa Pham

Dine & Dish: Texas Roadhouse offers fun setting for steak dinner

Sometimes a girl's just gotta have some steak. I had a craving a few weeks ago, and it was the perfect opportunity to check out a restaurant that's been on my radar for a while: Texas Roadhouse.
By Danielle Wong Moores

Pop Rocks: It took a decade of positivity, but stolen art has turned up

While not quite the crime of the century, the disappearance of a matched set of paintings by Augusta-area artist Billy S. did have elements of a great heist story.
By Steven Uhles

Teacher, students reunited for  'One Man, Two Guvnors'

Betty Walpert is directing a few of her former acting students in Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre's upcoming production of One Man, Two Guvnors.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Ramblin' Rhodes: Band director to join Fabulous Equinox Orchestra full time

After 11 years of teaching band music in public schools, Tommy Brinson is "taking the A Train," so to speak, and going full time on the road with The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra.
By Don Rhodes

Friday, May 27, 2016

Wine Time: Purple Heart Red Wine 2013, Napa Valley

It's not every day you can honor a veteran by drinking your favorite beverage, but thanks to a new wine just released you can do that this Memorial Day weekend.
By Dennis Sodomka

A Joyful Noise: Kirk Franklin to perform at Bell on June 3

Kirk Franklin combines hip-hop, pop, R&B and gospel into his own unique sound that raised him to the top of the Gospel and Christian charts.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Night at the Movies

New this week: Alice Through the Looking Glass, A Bigger Splash, X-Men: Apocalypse
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