Articles from the Arts section archive

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

Sparks will fly in 'West Side Story'

Against the backdrop of New York City's Upper West Side, a young couple finds their romance ripped apart by the warring factions among their friends when The Augusta Players present West Side Story.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015

Music by Turner: Symphony to pay tribute to King, Wonder, Joel, more

One cannot imagine a better Valentine's date than attending "A Tribute to Carole King and the Great Keyboard Rockers," part of the Symphony Orchestra Augusta Pops! series.
By Ed Turner

The Artside: Some art for show, sale; some artists to show, tell

The arts calendar is packed with events for the first weekend in February, beginning with a preview party in Aiken, a juried show opening in McCormick, S.C., an Art Now talk at the Morris Museum ...
By Keith Claussen

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Augusta Ballet to showcase rising talent of dance world

The American Ballet Theatre Studio Company's upcoming Augusta performance features pieces that will appeal to the traditionalist as well as the modernist. The Augusta Ballet will present the ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

The Artside: Sloat exhibit mirrors color and light

New York-based artist Ben Sloat has created an installation titled The One in the Center Cannot See the Whole, in the Mary S. Byrd Gallery in the Summerville campus of Georgia Regents University.
By Keith Claussen

Friday, Jan. 9, 2015

Sharon Jones has liver surgery

Augusta area resident and music star Sharon Jones underwent surgery Thursday at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City to remove a small tumor on her liver.
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015

The Artside: Exhibits to feature local artists, musician Mellencamp

The 2015 season in the visual arts launches this week with three consecutive opening receptions on the calendar.
By Keith Claussen

Edgefield, Aiken start off year with dramas

The year is starting off with lots of drama. On Jan. 9, "Doubt" will open on the Edgefield Theatre Company's stage, and the Aiken Community Playhouse will present "All My Sons."
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

The Artside: Mellencamp brings his art, then his music to Augusta

There's another side to rock 'n' roll legend John Mellencamp. Best known for such musical hits as Jack & Diane, Hurts So Good and Pink Houses, he is also a well-trained artist.
By Keith Claussen

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

2014 Holiday Events

From Christmas tours to holiday lights and music, the season has plenty to offer.

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

Four concerts over four days to focus on holidays

If you have a taste for Christmas music, there are several concerts on the schedule over the next few days.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

A 'Christmas Carol' is tradition on, off stage

Traditions are important to many during the holiday season, and Brandon Brune thinks Augustans may have found another one.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

The Artside: Artist turns old books into new works of art

Brian Dettmer explores beneath the surface in his intricately sculpted works, which will go on exhibit Dec. 11 at Morris Museum of Art.
By Keith Claussen

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014

2014 Holiday Events

December is filled with Christmas concerts, lights and much more magic of the season.

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

The Artside: Photographs by GRU's Rust featured at Kentucky park

Brian Rust, multi-talented professor of art at Georgia Regents University, recently completed an eight-image installation within Raven Run Nature Sanctuary in Lexington, Ky.
By Keith Claussen

4 ballet companies plan 'Nutcracker'

The tale of a young girl entranced by a nutcracker and her magical journey into the Land of the Sweets has been a Christmas tradition for many, and in the Augusta area, there are four different ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

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 ...
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