Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

2014 Holiday Preview

See our list and check it twice so you won't miss the Christmas concerts, lights and magic of the season.

'It's a Wonderful Life' to hit stage

"It's a Wonderful Life" has been adapted for the stage and will be presented by the Aiken Community Playhouse beginning Thanksgiving weekend.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Greater Augusta Youth Theatre presents 'Annie'

Musical about orphan girl to be stage Nov. 14-15 at Greenbrier High School.

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

Symphony to perform country hits tonight

For the country music-theme show, vocalists and Symphony Orchestra Augusta musicians will perform classic hits of more than 20 legendary artists including Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Hank Williams ...

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

The Artside: Exhibits present Civil War from different perspectives

Two new exhibits at the Morris Museum of Art look back 150 years, presenting images of the Civil War era from very different visual perspectives.
By Keith Claussen

'Shades of Love' looks at interracial relationships

When radio personality Miss Monique writes a stage play, she wants it to hit relevant social issues. Previous works have focused on sex trafficking and domestic violence. With her newest work, ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

'Perfect Wedding' is perfect opportunity for laughter

What happens when the groom wakes up on the morning of his wedding with someone other than his bride-to-be? "The Perfect Wedding." Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre will present the farce by Robin Hawdon ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Symphony exec director leaves

Mieko Hatano has stepped down as executive director of Symphony Orchestra Augusta.
By Meg Mirshak

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

The Artside: Reality, delusion are topics of art exhibit

The creative space between reality and delusion is the topic explored in a group exhibition, "We Should Talk to Each Other, the Cloud and I," at the Mary S. Byrd Gallery on Georgia Regents ...
By Keith Claussen

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Local playwrights stage works

Most of the works performed in Augusta are imported, but there are a few playwrights and musicians living in the area who have had their works on local stagesand in other cities with good success.
By Charmain Brackett

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

Augusta Choral Society has changes in store for season

The Augusta Choral Society's season opener marks a few firsts. Multimedia, as well as an atypical soloist, will be part of The Armed Man: A Mass For Peace, which kicks off the 64th season at 7:30 ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Storyland Theatre back for 27th season on new stage

After nine years at the Imperial Theatre, Storyland is returning to the Georgia Regents University Maxwell Performing Arts Theater, where the group spent 17 years.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

The Artside: Thomason's oil paintings offer view of Appalachia

At the Morris Museum of Art, an exhibition features 26 of Eugene Thomason's oil paintings including a series depicting a fictional mountain clan he called the Hankinses, as well as portraits, ...
By Keith Claussen

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

Georgia's First Lady reads to Augusta kids

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program, launching at many Georgia libraries this week, encourages parents to read at least three books a day to their children up to school age.
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014

Lightwire Theater will give life and light to dinosaur tale

A dinosaur, created out of glowing, green wires, moving in the dark, will perform a show for all ages when Lightwire Theater performs Dino Light!
By Jeremy Craig

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

Westobou Festival celebrates fine, performing arts

This year's celebration of the fine and performing arts kicked off Wednesday with an evening with film master Peter Bogdanovich, but there's still a lot of world class shows and exhibitions on ...
By Steven Uhles

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

The Artside: October is month to experience fine art, fine wines

Fine art and fine wines top the October calendar at the Aiken Center for the Arts. The events begin Thursday, Oct. 2, with a gallery reception to open the exhibits that constitute the "art" part ...
By Keith Claussen

Westobou Festival art exhibits incorporate location

Contemporary art can be experienced in multiple permutations at this year's Westobou Festival.
By Keith Claussen

Westobou Festival opens

When U-Haul trucks of artwork rolled up at the Old Academy of Richmond County, Westobou Festival Director Kristi Jilson could hardly contain her excitement.
By Travis Highfield

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

Symphony to open season with anniversary tribute

Composer John Hennecken wrote "Everything Beautiful In Its Time" to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Augusta's sister city agreement with Takarazuka, Japan. 
By Charmain Z. Brackett

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Turkeys get taste of own medicine

I got up and out of my sickbed so I could write this column because it’s time for the annual Turkey of the Year awards, the highlight of the holiday season.
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