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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Ramblin' Rhodes: Illusionist Adam Trent brings audience into the show

You won't be seeing illusionist Adam Trent this week in a tuxedo waving a magic wand over a top hat, saying "abracadabra" and pulling a rabbit out of the hat during his Augusta-area visit. That's ...
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Ramblin' Rhodes: Hydrick video shoot turns into magical night of music

Anyone who was at McKenna Hydrick's show at Le Chat Noir in downtown Augusta on March 20 will tell you that it probably was one of the best concerts held anywhere at any time on any ...
By Don Rhodes

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Ramblin' Rhodes: Since 1754, cartoonists have drawn signs of times

Political cartoons have been an art form in itself since the first one, Join Or Die, of a fragmented snake appeared in Benjamin Franklin's newspaper The Pennsylvania Gazette in Philadelphia on May ...
By Don Rhodes

Friday, March 18, 2016

Ramblin' Rhodes: A lucky few to hear Tritt play acoustic show at Imperial

The lucky ticket holders to Travis Tritt's sold-out acoustic concert at the Imperial Theatre on Saturday, March 19, paid about half of what the people did to see the two sold-out acoustic shows ...
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Ramblin' Rhodes: Country music world loses two greats: Rambo, James

The gospel and country music worlds lost two giants with the deaths of Buck Rambo on Feb. 21 at age 84, and Sonny James on Feb. 22 at age 87.
By Don Rhodes

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Ramblin' Rhodes: Literary festival calls to mind Augusta novelist Fleming

It was 70 years ago that Augusta novelist Berry Fleming traveled to Atlanta for the world premiere of the 20th Century Fox movie Colonel Effingham's Raid based on his Book of the Month Club novel ...
By Don Rhodes

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016

Ramblin' Rhodes: Augusta museum makes history marking 20th year

Visitors who entered the brand new Augusta Museum of History's building at Sixth and Telfair streets 20 years ago this month were greeted by a giant polar bear on a fake block of ice in the lobby.
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016

Ramblin' Rhodes: R&B pioneer Leroy Lloyd remembered by local fans

Rhythm and blues pioneer Leroy Lloyd, who toured with James Brown and Jackie Wilson and fronted his own popular band The Swinging Dukes, was remembered at a memorial service last week attended by ...
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

Ramblin' Rhodes: McCrary Sisters' musical sound continues to be heard

The McCrary Sisters will be opening for The Fairfield Four gospel a cappella singers at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at Imperial Theatre.
By Don Rhodes

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016

Ramblin' Rhodes: Country legend Flo Carter to unveil first music video

Nearly 60 years ago, you could find "Florence Carter" and her band, The Rockets, playing nightly in the Oglethorpe Room of the then-fashionable Bon Air Hotel in Augusta.
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016

Ramblin' Rhodes: Kit & The Kats brings 'goldie oldies' to stage in Aiken

Dancing to and singing along with late 1950s and early '60s hits simply are just pure fun whether you grew up in that era or not. And one person who knows that for sure is California singer Laura ...
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016

Ramblin' Rhodes: Aside from Futurity expo, Bell holds history of music

This week, Bell Auditorium next to James Brown Arena will be a fairly quiet place with the Western Expo taking place inside the building during The Augusta Futurity. The Expo is open through ...
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016

Ramblin' Rhodes: Futurity adds event for truck lovers

If you have a truck of any kind and want to take part in one of the most unique events held in this area, all you have to do is show up at The Hippodrome in North Augusta about 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17.
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016

Ramblin' Rhodes: New year offers nice spread of country music events

Augusta Amusements Inc. resumes its series with its Live From Nashville country music show at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8, in Evans, Ga.
By Don Rhodes

Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016

Ramblin' Rhodes: It's a good time to play back the year's notable quotes

In keeping with tradition, this last column of the year is devoted to some favorite quotes obtained from 2015 interviews.
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015

Ramblin' Rhodes: Augusta celebrates a history of outstanding people

One of the buildings at 1467 Broad St. stands to the memory of a remarkable Augusta woman named Louisa Mustin.
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015

Ramblin' Rhodes: This isn't Kelley's first time around

Many newspapers and online and print music magazines are referring to Charles Kelley's new single release The Driver as his first "solo" single in advance of his first "solo" album to be released ...
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015

Ramblin' Rhodes: Asleep at the Wheel, Berry shows have holiday twist

The year is winding down for concerts but in the coming days you can catch Texas swing king Ray Benson with his Asleep at the Wheel band and Georgia's own John Berry performing their Christmas shows.
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015

Ramblin' Rhodes: Shepard honored for 60th year with 'Grand Ole Opry'

Two significant anniversaries happened in late November connected to the Grand Ole Opry. The Opry itself commemorated its 90th anniversary of going on the radio airwaves on Nov. 28, 1925, as ...
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015

Ramblin' Rhodes: Augusta's rich musical tradition finally being noticed

Augusta is finally getting much of its due with Oxford American magazine, based in Little Rock, Ark., devoting its 17th annual Southern Music Issue to the "immense musical legacy both past and ...
By Don Rhodes
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