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Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016

Pianist Daniel Maltz will perform in Aiken en route to Carnegie Hall

Daniel Maltz will present a concert on Sept. 8 at the USC Aiken Etherredge Center, as a prelude to his Carnegie Hall debut as a concert pianist.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016

Perfect practice makes perfect for saxophonist Boney James

Boney James has been playing saxophone since he was 10. And as he reaches his 55th birthday on Sept. 1 and his 32nd year as a touring musician, he still spends anywhere from three to six hours a ...
By Alan Sculley

On Stage: Calendar overflows with jazz

This Saturday, Aug. 27, Soiree: Jazz and Wine will feature the Travis Shaw Trio with Edwin Hamilton on drums, Amos Hoffman on guitar, and Travis Shaw on bass, with guest trumpeter, Eric Hillman.
By Lisa Pham

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016

The Artside: Head to downtown (Augusta and Aiken) for taste of art

There's a new art club meeting in downtown Augusta. It started earlier this month, and artists plan to meet weekly. The Augusta Art Club gathers from 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturdays.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016

On Stage: Broadway series to feature 'Cinderella' and Riverdance

The lineup for the 2016-17 Taylor BMW Broadway in Augusta series at Bell Auditorium has been announced and includes six shows, including a performance of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella.
By Lisa Pham

Pop Rocks: Ron Colton's effect on Augusta is immeasurable

One of my journalism professors once told me that numbers tell the story. I believe there are exceptions to that rule. How for instance, does one quantify a life like that of Ron Colton, the ...
By Steven Uhles

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016

The Artside: Downtown businesses invite patrons to find Waldo

Before you head to First Friday on Aug. 5, be on the lookout for Waldo. You know, the guy with the red-and-white-striped shirt, hat and jeans. He's hiding in 24 downtown Augusta businesses, and if ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Performances will highlight first opera summer institute

The inaugural musical theater and opera summer institute at Augusta University culminates in three performances July 29-31.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The Artside: Augusta artist  'happy'  with response to documentary

A few months ago, artist Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman worked on a mural in downtown Augusta with a simple message - "Augusta, I love you." On July 16, Augusta returned the love when more than 750 ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

On Stage: Ponder life itself in 'Freud's Last Session'

Explore themes of love, sex, and the existence of God when Aiken Community Playhouse presents "Freud's Last Session" or attend one of the many concerts set for this week.
By Lisa Pham

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The Artside: Augusta composers, actors, artists expand reach

I've covered arts and entertainment in a variety of ways over the years, and the amount of talent in Augusta never ceases to amaze me. While most of us know that there have been some pretty big ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The Artside: Panowich's book inspires art; Swider's art inspires book

To celebrate the paperback release of "Bull Mountain," several artists have created art for an exhibit June 27 at The Book Tavern.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

On Stage: Listen to learn about tango

Experience the rich culture and sounds of The Athens Tango Project on Sunday, June 19, during the Music at the Morris series at Morris Museum of Art.
By Lisa Pham

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

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

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

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

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

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Artside: Local art creation could be on mural

The Greater Augusta Arts Council is issuing a call for mural artists for the newest Kroger in Grovetown. Plans are to have a 12.5-foot by 5-foot mural in the new store's cafe.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

On Stage: Performing arts events range from Accordionaires to Elmo

Performing arts events planned for this weekend and beyond cover everything from pop music and accordion hits to choral music and Elmo from Sesame Street.
By Lisa Pham

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Actors must overcome inhibitions for 'The Full Monty'

Before Ernie Williamson accepted the role of Malcolm in Le Chat Noir's upcoming production of The Full Monty, he did some self-examination.
By Charmain Z. Brackett
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