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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Aiken Community Playhouse show will spell laughter

The director of 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' said the show is lots of fun not only for the cast but for the audience. Joining the cast of characters will be four audience members.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

The Artside: Artists honor author Lee with mockingbird creations

In honor of Harper Lee's new book release on July 14, which is only three days after the 55th anniversary of the release of 'To Kill A Mockingbird,' 24 artists have come together for a special ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Ramblin' Rhodes: 7th season brings in big band, country, rock, more

Mike Deas, the president of Augusta Amusements Inc., once again has lined up some diverse and interesting acts for his seventh season.
By Don Rhodes

'Be My Baby' is tale told in many places on one stage

For most Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre performances, Steve Walpert is the mastermind behind the show, instructing actors and crew on how to bring to life his vision, but every few years, Walpert ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

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

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

Tuesday, June 9, 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

'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

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

'Steel Magnolias' is classic story with a few changes

The North Augusta Cultural Arts Council's production of Steel Magnolias will tell a familiar story with a few changes.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Artside: Start June with celebration of arts

Here we are in the last days of May, moving into Augusta's summer arts season. Early June is the perfect time for outdoor concerts, canal cruises and strolls around our area's great shops and ...
By Keith Claussen

Le Chat ends season with dark tale of 'Sweeney Todd'

Le Chat Noir ends its season set in 19th century England, telling the horror tale of "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street."
By Diana Renee Williams

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

'Les Miserables' pulls in crowd before show

For many performers, "Les Miserables" is their dream musical. "We had about 100 people audition for this show," said Marcia Harris, director of the Aiken Community Playhouse's production, which ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

The Artside: It's another art-filled week in Augusta

We have another Artful Thursday on the calendar for May 14 with four exhibits opening in three places within three hours.
By Keith Claussen

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

'Shrek' adds music to once upon a time

Welcome to "once upon a time," to a land where ogres are the good guys, princesses belch, and Prince Charming doesn't always get the girl. The Augusta Players will close their season May 8-10 with ...
By Diana Renee Williams

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

'Shear Madness' is same story, but different play, every time

Whodunit? Well, that depends on the night. "Shear Madness" is a different show every night, and it's coming to the Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre stage in May.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

The Artside: Sometimes paintings tell more than what's obvious

When a painting comes into a museum's collection, more often than not there's a story behind it - a story involving the subject, the artist or the donor. In the case of a painting on temporary ...
By Keith Claussen

Singer finds own voice through role in Celtic Woman

Susan McFadden was no stranger to the stage when she joined Celtic Woman three years ago. But her role forced her to do something she had rarely done in front of an audience - be herself.
By Alan Sculley

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Horszowski Piano Trio to perform

Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society presents The Horszowski Piano Trio and a 25th anniversary gala reception on April 24.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

'499 Seats' is farce on theater

499 Seats is a play within a play and so much more. The cast includes about 40 students from both East Georgia State and GRU and will be presented April 18-19.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

The Artside: Hear artists explain work, bid on art at week's events

The calendar square for Thursday, April 16, is packed with arts events, giving us an early start to a busy weekend.
By Keith Claussen
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