Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016

Pop Rocks: 'Love Literary Style'  is not typical rom-com

So I find myself in sort of an unusual position. On one hand I find myself prepared to praise a romantic comedy - a literary form I've long approached with a certain skepticism.
By Steven Uhles

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016

Pop Rocks: Entertainment standbys remain, new thrills await

Today I ran into my past and found a remarkable document that proves how far we have come.
By Steven Uhles

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016

Pop Rocks: Arts In the Heart may change, but will keep focus on Augusta

The best balancing acts are the ones you never notice. The push and pull, the peaks and valleys - those things are often best when invisible. That's particularly true when dealing with an event of ...
By Steven Uhles

Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016

Pop Rocks: Radio's personality certainly has changed over the years

Will the last DJ out the door please remember to turn off the radio?
By Steven Uhles

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016

Pop Rocks: Even with changes to local arts community, future looks bright

Change often happens quietly. We don't realize the future has arrived because we are always looking forward - or something like that. Take, for instance, the arts community in Augusta.
By Steven Uhles

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016

Pop Rocks: Ron Colton's effect on Augusta is immeasurable

One of my journalism professors once told me that numbers tell the story. I believe there are exceptions to that rule. How for instance, does one quantify a life like that of Ron Colton, the ...
By Steven Uhles

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Pop Rocks: What Augusta musical act would you like to see again?

Augusta, to those who pay even a little attention, is considered a music city. With that in mind, I'd like to hear what people think would be the ultimate reunion show.
By Steven Uhles

Thursday, July 14, 2016

'Happy' is graceful film about healing, choosing happiness

Initially, Happy, a documentary about Augusta artist Leonard 'Porkchop' Zimmerman, was intended to be a much smaller film. The initial brief, in fact, was to produce a short feature focused on ...
By Steven Uhles

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Pop Rocks: Keen focus on Augusta's past could benefit future

Some 15 years after his untimely death, Joey Ramone is still imparting wisdom to those willing to listen, or at least walk past his wall. Allow me to explain.
By Steven Uhles

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Pop Rocks: Bullmoose needs more stage time

This week, I had the great pleasure to step back in time a bit. The scene - the Highlander, where this night I found Hound of Goshen extending a slot to Bullmoose, an act that had heretofore ...
By Steven Uhles

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Pop Rocks: With respect, I must disagree

Whether we like it or not, Facebook has become a de facto replacement for the town square. It is there we meet and greet our friends, discuss projects and plans and, on occasion, air grievances ...
By Steven Uhles

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Pop Rocks: It took a decade of positivity, but stolen art has turned up

While not quite the crime of the century, the disappearance of a matched set of paintings by Augusta-area artist Billy S. did have elements of a great heist story.
By Steven Uhles

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Pop Rocks: Aerobatic pilot lived life of enthusiasm

It feels a little like there is a hole in the sky. I met Greg Connell about eight years ago, choosing him as my primary profile for The Augusta Chronicle's coverage of the Boshear's Skyfest.
By Steven Uhles

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Pop Rocks: Latest book about James Brown is one-sided

Although beautifully written, often insightful and, when the subject turns to the subtle mechanics of music and how it is created, written with real skill and talent, Kill 'Em and Leave, James ...
By Steven Uhles

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Pop Rocks: Rock Fore! Dough featured earful of welcome surprises

There are a lot of things I have come to expect from Rock Fore! Dough. I, of course, expect Darius Rucker. What I don't expect is surprises.
By Steven Uhles

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Pop Rocks: Try one of downtown's hot spots

There are more than 20 bars within a mile of each other in downtown Augusta. They are, for the most part, located on Broad Street, the main thoroughfare that runs parallel to the Savannah River ...
By Steven Uhles

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Pop Rocks: Filmmakers keep Tuskegee history alive

You see, despite having been completed, screened, released and shared over the years, "In Their Own Words: The Tuskeegee Airmen" is about to have another moment - a somewhat significant moment - ...
By Steven Uhles

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Pop Rocks: Conroy's hand remains in authors event

I will never write like Pat Conroy, the legendary South Carolina author who died March 4 and was best known for novels such as The Prince of Tides, The Great Santini and The Lords of Discipline.
By Steven Uhles

Monday, Feb. 29, 2016

Pop Rocks: Joye in Aiken expands possibilities for arts performance

On its surface the only real change the Joye in Aiken festival, which takes place March 5-11 and was formerly known as Juilliard in Aiken, seems to have undergone is its name. But a closer ...
By Steven Uhles

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016

Pop Rocks: 12th Rock Fore! Dough will bring more rock this year

Brace yourselves. It's time, once again, for what has become an annual rite of spring. I'm not talking about the tournament or stocking up on Allegra. I mean the inevitable Rock Fore! Dough backlash.
By Steven Uhles
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