Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: Oka' Chaffa Indian Festival to move to new location

The third annual Oka' Chaffa Indian Festival is moving up the road apiece from Phinizy Swamp Nature Park to New Savannah Bluff Lock & Dam Park, according to festival co-founder Chipa Wolfe.
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: Malpass Brothers keeping tradition of country alive

The Malpass Brothers discovered a love of country music by playing their grandfather's records. Then, Merle Haggard kind of discovered The Malpass Brothers.
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: Take a short drive to Newberry to see top music acts

The Newberry (S.C.) Opera House has revealed its 2014-2015 performances schedule, and it's another great line-up of entertainment within driving distance from Augusta.
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: Series bring pianists, singers, bluegrass artists to stage

The 2014-2015 lineups for the Morris Museum of Art's Budweiser True Music Southern Soul & Song concert series and the Waynesboro-Burke County Concert Series have been announced.
By Don Rhodes

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Most characters in 'Get On Up' played real role in James Brown's life

Movie-making folks often love to create characters that never existed or were compilations of real people when a biography film is made of someone famous. But in the case of "Get On Up," which ...
By Don Rhodes

James Brown's mother, Susie, wrongly depicted in movie

The movie "Get On Up" is based on a lie that James Brown's mother, Susie, abandoned the family when Brown was a boy and then just showed up years later at New York City's Apollo Theatre.
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: 'Get On Up' puts James Brown back in the spotlight

With the nationwide opening of "Get On Up" on Aug. 1, I thought I'd share excerpts from a 2008 radio interview for Al Sharpton's Keeping It Real program.
By Don Rhodes

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Rhodes: 'Get On Up' to see Brown biopic

Do not miss this one!! James Brown, for sure, is back on the good foot with an incredibly lifelike portrayal by South Carolina-born actor Chadwick Boseman.
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: Hensley and the Red Hots ready to rock 'n' roll again

Johnny Hensley and the Red Hots will perform July 26 in a reunion concert that will benefit Press On.
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: James Brown memorabilia is right here in Augusta

The James Brown exhibit at the Augusta Museum of History is without a doubt the most popular offering the museum has had in its 77 years of existence.
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: Georgia On My Mind Day to be treat for tourists, locals

If you get away anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday, July 11, you can enjoy the 2014 Georgia On My Mind Day at the Georgia Visitor Information Center.
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: Newman changed way we listen to Cajun, bluegrass

With deep sadness, many area country and bluegrass music fans learned of the death of Grand Ole Opry superstar Jimmy C. Newman on Saturday, June 21.
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: Trolley tour is way to learn history of North Augusta

We had a packed trolley of about 40 people on Sunday afternoon, June 22, for a tour of North Augusta's entertainment-related sites organized by the Heritage Council.
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: Waldon offers new voice singing about small towns

Kelsey Waldon's new independently-produced CD The Gold Mine is filled with revealing songs about her life as a child and an adult living in small towns in the Bluegrass State.
By Don Rhodes

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Keen show brings Brotherton home

One of Augusta's favorite acts, Texas country rocker Robert Earl Keen, returns for a performance at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, at Imperial Theatre.
By Don Rhodes

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: Florida Georgia Line is up front about how they roll

Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, known internationally as the duo Florida Georgia Line, are bringing their This Is How We Roll Summer Series 2014 tour to Lake Olmstead Stadium on June 13.
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: 'Poppy Lady' started tradition of red paper memorials

Moina Belle Michael is a perfect example of how one person can start a movement that can change the world.
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: Hayes's opening acts are rising country music stars

Country music fans heading for the Hunter Hayes concert on May 29 at James Brown Arena not only will get to see the multi-talented new star but also Dan + Shay and The Voice winner Danielle Bradbery.
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: Overachiever Hayes to perform here

You have to wonder what 22-year-old Hunter Hayes is going to do with the rest of his life. In the past few weeks alone, he has released his second album, broken the Guinness World Record for the ...
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: Johnson ready to release second CD 'How Bout Tonight'

Most likely you have heard Daniel Johnson singing without knowing anything about the talented musician who lives in Thomson, Ga.
By Don Rhodes

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Paine plans furloughs, salary cuts, layoffs

Paine College President George C. Bradley on Friday announced the college will implement furlough days, salary reductions and layoffs to save $2.4 million over the next fiscal year.
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