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Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

Pop Rocks: Debt of Nature's 'Departure' was totally worth the wait

It is said that rock 'n' roll is territory for the young, that the need and desire to make something large and loud and slightly unhinged lessens in the face of families and careers and all the ...
By Steven Uhles

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014

Steven Curtis Chapman, Third Day to perform in Augusta

It has been a while since Steven Curtis Chapman has done a Christmas tour - nine years, to be exact - but this year's Joy and Worship tour will be at James Brown Arena on Dec. 19.
By Lisa Kaylor

Parade, other events to mark Hanukkah

Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish Festival of Lights, will begin at sundown Tuesday.
By Lisa Kaylor

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

Displays light up holiday for area residents

Decorating is a huge part of many people's Christmas traditions. While some may only trim a tree, others trim their yards, and a few take some extra steps by adding motion and music.
By Charmain Brackett

2014 Holiday Events

From Christmas tours to holiday lights and music, the season has plenty to offer.

Night at the Movies

New this week: Exodus: Gods and Kings, Top Five

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

Four concerts over four days to focus on holidays

If you have a taste for Christmas music, there are several concerts on the schedule over the next few days.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

A 'Christmas Carol' is tradition on, off stage

Traditions are important to many during the holiday season, and Brandon Brune thinks Augustans may have found another one.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wine Time: Charles Krug Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Napa Valley

Charles Krug is probably one of the oldest, most prestigious, most innovative wineries you've never heard of.
By Dennis Sodomka

The Artside: Artist turns old books into new works of art

Brian Dettmer explores beneath the surface in his intricately sculpted works, which will go on exhibit Dec. 11 at Morris Museum of Art.
By Keith Claussen

Ramblin' Rhodes: Bogguss to celebrate season with show at Imperial

The multi-talented performer Suzy Bogguss is bringing her Christmas-theme show back to the Imperial Theater next week for the Morris Museum of Art's Budweiser Southern Soul & Song series.
By Don Rhodes

Music by Turner: Dash away all to buy these great box sets

Here are nine marvelous box sets and reissues that would make anyone who's an ardent music fan very happy on Dec. 25. Sure, some are a bit pricey but remember - it's Christmas!
By Ed Turner

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014

Wine Time: Helfrich Crémant D'Alsace NV, France

The Helfrich Crémant D'Alsace is perfect for some holiday experimenting.
By Dennis Sodomka

Dine & Dish: French cheeses open eyes to possibilities

It was one of the best voicemails I'd ever gotten: "Can we come feed you some cheese?" The call was from a representative of the Cheeses of Europe, an organization promoting French cheeses in the U.S.
By Danielle Wong Moores

2014 Holiday Events

December is filled with Christmas concerts, lights and much more magic of the season.

WWE's Ziggler ready to show off

Not even two weeks from saving WWE from the tyrannical reign of The Authority, Dolph Ziggler will lead WWE Live when it comes to James Brown Arena on Saturday, Dec. 6.
By Farrell Brown

Pop Rocks: Time in Augusta has been fulfilling

I spent Thanksgiving away from Augusta, retreating with my family to the mountains of North Carolina. It was a break I thought I needed.
By Steven Uhles

Ramblin' Rhodes: Concert tickets sound like the perfect holiday gift

The Augusta Amusements entertainment company led by its president Mike Deas has posted some very good reasons why you should consider giving concert tickets as a holiday gift.
By Don Rhodes

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

Churches plan live Nativity scenes

Return to Bethlehem, a popular one in North Augusta, is up first. It opens next week by Grace United Methodist Church.
By Lisa Kaylor

Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Night at the Movies

New this week: Horrible Bosses 2, Penguins of Madagascar, The Theory of Everything
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Train derails near Allendale

MARTIN, S.C. -- A CSX train carrying chemicals derailed in Martin about 2:40 a.m. today, and hazardous-materials teams are working the scene near the Archroma plant, which has been evacuated.
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