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Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013

Cutno jazzes up classic with 'Nutcracker in The South'

Ferneasa Cutno, the artistic director at Cutno Dance Center, has created a contemporary version of the classic ballet with "The Nutcracker in The South."
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013

Aiken Community Playhouse presents 'Dear Santa'

Aiken Community Playhouse will touch every aspect of the holidays with its production Dear Santa.

Monday, Nov. 25, 2013

The Artside: Sculptor will explain methods of working with stone

Released from Stone: Animal Sculptures by Jeff Birchill will be the next special exhibit in the west lobby gallery at the Morris Museum of Art.
By Keith Claussen

Players keep 'Christmas Carol' fresh

At Christmas, there are lots of heartwarming stories portrayed on stage and screen, but to Debi Ballas, there are few that touch her as much as A Christmas Carol.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013

'The Nutcracker' to be told four ways

"The Nutcracker" season will begin Thanksgiving weekend and stretch into mid-December.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Artist Portrait: Lauren Kerbelis

Lauren Kerbelis is one of the founding members of a plein-air painting group called Women on Paper.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013

Actors want to educate, empower with 'Stolen Lives'

When the actors of "Stolen Lives" take the Imperial Theatre stage Saturday, their goal isn't necessarily to entertain the audience with their acting skills.
By Charmain Brackett

Monday, Nov. 11, 2013

The Artside: Aiken gallery to showcase local, Georgia artists' work

Aiken Center for the Arts will host a gallery reception honoring several exhibiting artists Thursday, Nov. 14, including Georgia artists Amanda Carder Lovett and Anita Elder and Aiken photographer ...
By Keith Claussen

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013

'STOMP,'  'Rock of Ages' in Broadway series lineup

Subscriptions are on sale for the 10th season of the Taylor BMW Broadway In Augusta Series.

'Miracle on South Division Street' is heartwarming holiday show

It's the family relationships, the actors' onstage chemistry and the quirky storyline that will make for a fun and heartwarming holiday event in "Miracle on South Division Street," said Fort ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Artist Portrait: Lillie Morris

Art, music and Ireland are great loves of Lillie Morris, and they all blend together in some of her latest works, which can be seen in Women on Paper's exhibit at Sacred Heart Cultural Center.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013

Actors take on double roles to stage 'Clybourne Park'

With "Clybourne Park," Le Chat Noir's latest offering, actors get to delve into two characters in one show.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013

Trolls in Storyland Theatre's 'Bilbo and the Magic Ring' will make children laugh

Storyland Theatre production is loosely based on "The Hobbit."
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013

The Artside: New exhibits include Edward Rice, Women on Paper

Augusta area art patrons will encounter a logistical challenge on Thursday, Nov. 7, with several events crowding the calendar.
By Keith Claussen

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013

Artist Portrait: Wanta Davenport

Wanta Davenport paints "a little bit of everything," at her gallery and studio Artistic Perceptions.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013

'Beyond Glory' portrays lives of Medal of Honor recipients

Stephen Lang has a lengthy stage and screen resume, but one of the works of which he's most proud - Beyond Glory - will be coming to the University of Carolina Aiken's Etherredge Center stage at ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013

The Artside: Davis exhibit reveals 'Dark Corners' of Appalachians

Artist Julyan Davis loves a good story, and his latest series suggests that the darker the tale, the better.
By Keith Claussen

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013

Dancing puppeteers will bring 'Ugly Duckling' to light

The medium of dance has been used to tell stories throughout the ages, and a group coming to Columbia County is taking the art form to different level.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013

Artist Portrait: Betsy Wilson-Mahoney

If it's related to the arts and happening in Aiken, Betsy Wilson-Mahoney is probably part of it.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Monday, Oct. 7, 2013

Pop Rocks: Westobou wheel yet unbalanced

Last year about this time, I complimented the Westobou Festival for successfully booking five days' worth of acts that, I felt, would go a long way toward establishing trust. I stand by those ...
By Steven Uhles

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New chair gets vet off-road to fish

Army veteran Henry Kent's new Action Trackchair has attachments for fishing, with a holder for his fishing pole and a built-in tackle box, but others can be outfitted with gunracks for hunting.