Articles from the Applause section archive

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Music by Turner: 'Ain't no drag' recording with James Brown

"Ain't no drag, papa's got a brand new bag." Sure, most everyone knows James Brown's classic slice of funky pop soul that opened up his career to an entirely different and much larger audience. ...
By Ed Turner

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Night at the Movies

New this week: Trainwreck and Ant-Man

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Roast and Toast to contribute to Augusta Mini Theatre goals

Tyrone Butler started the Augusta Mini Theatre in 1975 to offer youth an affordable way to study the arts. He turned it into a program that also teaches life skills. Thursday, July 16, the Mini ...
By Lisa Kaylor

Ramblin' Rhodes: Birthday event to celebrate Native American heritage

An exhibit on Native Americans of the Savannah River region is part of the anniversary celebration of the North Augusta Arts & Heritage Center.
By Don Rhodes

Car cruise-in to return to Edgefield

Beth Padgett is eager to show off her classic Corvettes at the second annual Cruise-in on the Town Square in Edgefield.
By Anne Waits

Wine Time: Charles & Charles Rosé 2014, Washington

Summer is the perfect time for rosé. We tend to eat lighter foods, but we still want wine with some flavor and body, so rosé fits in nicely.
By Dennis Sodomka

Pop Rocks: A fresh perspective of downtown

This week, I had the pleasure of showing a journalist around Augusta. Our time was brief - a single evening - and I hope that the things I showed and shared were interesting and helpful.
By Steven Uhles

Southern Nationals takes to land, river

Every third weekend in July, the world's richest drag boat race,The Augusta Southern Nationals comes to town. More than 25,000 spectators are expected to turn out to watch high performance and ...
By Diana Renee Williams

Dine & Dish: Good food, beer on tap at the Hive

The growler - a dark brown glass beer jug designed to hold craft beers - are one of the many hallmarks of the new Hive Growler Bar at 215 10th St.
By Danielle Wong Moores

Monday, July 13, 2015

Library to screen documentary on slave potter

An award-winning documentary on a 19th-century Edgefield, S.C. slave potter will be screened Tuesday at the Augusta Public Library, 823 Telfair Street.
By Meg Mirshak

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Night at the Movies

New this week: Minions, Amy, The Gallows and Self/Less

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Music by Turner: Concerts heat up summer

Summer's here and the time is right for dancing in your … seats? Another great series of concerts is upon us, and there are quite a few good shows scheduled for the next couple of months.
By Ed Turner

Ramblin' Rhodes: Bryan stays true to his roots with annual Farm Tour

Anybody who has talked with country superstar Luke Bryan in person knows just what an incredibly great and humble and nice guy he is.
By Don Rhodes

Past comes back to haunt womanizer in 'Blithe Spirit'

Director Kenneth McCormack said he is looking forward to Edgefield County Theatre Company's last show of the season, Blithe Spirit, because it requires such a professional group to put it on and ...
By Anne Waits

Aiken Community Playhouse show will spell laughter

The director of 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' said the show is lots of fun not only for the cast but for the audience. Joining the cast of characters will be four audience members.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wine Time: Vale do Bomfim Douro DOC 2012, Portugal

The Vale do Bomfim is one of the better values from the Douro region, with fresh, complex flavors at a bargain price.
By Dennis Sodomka

The Artside: Artists honor author Lee with mockingbird creations

In honor of Harper Lee's new book release on July 14, which is only three days after the 55th anniversary of the release of 'To Kill A Mockingbird,' 24 artists have come together for a special ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Night at the Movies

New this week: Terminator Genisys, Faith of Our Fathers, Magic Mike XXL, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and Fare Thee Well

Ramblin' Rhodes: 7th season brings in big band, country, rock, more

Mike Deas, the president of Augusta Amusements Inc., once again has lined up some diverse and interesting acts for his seventh season.
By Don Rhodes

Fourth of July celebrations

Independence Day events include music, festivals, and of course, fireworks
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Many area charities operating with deficit

According to the latest data from the National Center for Charitable Statistics, nearly 40 percent of the 514 nonprofit organizations in Au­gus­ta's seven-county metropolitan region ...
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