Articles from the Applause section archive

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Music by Turner: McCartney is a must-see in Columbia

It's been 22 long years since Paul McCartney last performed in Columbia. He returns to the Colonial Life Arena at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 25, for what will be an unforgettable night of great music ...
By Ed Turner

Ramblin' Rhodes: Jim Ed Brown was in Hall of Fame for many reasons

One of the smoothest country music crooners was Jim Ed Brown who died Thursday, June 11, at the age of 81.
By Don Rhodes

The Artside: Arts Council honors individuals

The Greater Augusta Arts Council honored several individuals for their commitment to arts in the Augusta area on June 18 at a reception at 600 Broad.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wine Time: Sequoia Grove Chardonnay 2013, Napa Valley

Though it is not among the most famous wineries in Napa Valley, Sequoia Grove makes some powerful cabernets grown in the famous Rutherford Dust.
By Dennis Sodomka

Thoroughbred fest to celebrate music, arts

A new kind of festival is coming to Aiken this weekend. The Thoroughbred Music and Arts Festival (named for Aiken's horse history) will feature a long list of musical artists with a variety of ...
By Anne Waits

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Night at the Movies

New this week: Inside Out, Dope

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Dine & Dish: You'll find 'good bar food' at Twin Peaks

The menu at Twin Peaks in Augusta teases with cheeky titles, from Teasers (appetizers) and Well-Built Sandwiches to Smokin' Hot Dishes and Sweet Things.
By Danielle Wong Moores

Ramblin' Rhodes: Martell was the first black woman to appear on 'Opry'

Want to see a real music legend up close and personal? Then don't miss the rare appearance of Linda Martell at the Nancy Carson Library in North Augusta on June 20.
By Don Rhodes

Wine Time: Priest Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 and Coachgun 2009, Napa Valley

Because there is so much good California Cabernet Sauvignon available at all price points, some people wonder why you would spend more than $25 on one. The Priest Ranch Cab is a good answer to ...
By Dennis Sodomka

Cher in the City: Giving spirit can warm your own heart

Several weekends ago, I was having the kind of weekend that I'd looked forward to all week. You know, the kind where you stay in bed later than you normally do and get up only to eat, brush your ...
By Cher Best

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
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