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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

Monday, Nov. 16, 2015

Ramblin' Rhodes: Augustan was awed by Toussaint's music, warmth

There has been much renewed focus on the last nine years of Allen Toussaint's life thanks in large part to an Augusta-reared filmmaker named Matthew Buzzell.
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015

Ramblin' Rhodes: Collin Raye to perform country hits in acoustic set

Country music star Collin Raye, who was racking up hit after hit single in the 1990s and performed at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center (now James Brown Arena), returns to the area to ...
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015

Ramblin' Rhodes: Georgia author Kay, more to speak at literary festival

And so it has evolved that six decades after Terry Kay opened that door into the world of journalism in 1959 by sweeping the floor at the Decatur-DeKalb (County) News, he will be bringing his ...
By Don Rhodes

Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015

Ramblin' Rhodes: 45 years of columns make for some notable quotes

Well, dear and faithful readers, this week marks a milestone that I surely never expected to see: the 45th anniversary of my weekly Ramblin' Rhodes column.
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015

Ramblin' Rhodes: Oka' Chaffa Indian Festival returns

The Oka' Chaffa Indian Festival brings Native America history in focus through dances, food, music and rituals.
By Don Rhodes
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