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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 ...

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

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 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
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