Articles from the Westobou section archive

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013

Westobou: Body/Head will give voice to silent 'Joan of Arc' film

Silent films, art exhibits to open Westobou Festival.
By Steven Uhles

Pop Rocks: Flythe would write it better

I sought out Starkey Flythe's work because he was a writer, from Augusta, writing about things that felt closer to my frame of reference than "Tobacco Road."
By Steven Uhles

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Peek, then plan your Westobou

A combination of locals and legends, of fine art explorations and pop culture interaction, this year's Westobou Festival lineup has been built with attracting the greatest common denominator.
By Steven Uhles

Friday, Oct. 19, 2012

Westobou announces 2013 dates

The Westobou Festival will return in 2013 with a five-day schedule organizers say was a proven success this year.
By Meg Mirshak

Monday, Oct. 8, 2012

Pop Rocks: Westobou format a success

Looking back, 2012 may be deemed the year the Westobou Festival grew up.
By Steven Uhles

Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012

Patrons, organizers enjoy Westobou

The Westobou Festival's director said patrons appreciated being able to do everything at the five-day festival that featured 22 events.
By Summer Moore

Westobou: Art exhibits run throughout festival

Exhibitions include visual art, videos and a sound installation.
By Jeremy Craig

Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012

Group teaches parkour at Westobou

Cameron Richardson, 17, and Dan Kisser, 18, watched from their perch at the top of the wall, where they had planned to perform their version of the free-running sport parkour. The two are members ...
By Lisa Kaylor

Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012

Funk concert pays tribute to Brown

Augusta got funky Thursday night as the Westobou Festival rocked downtown and reminded the city of its soulful roots.
By Meg Mirshak

Students compete to build Augusta's mobile Web site

Local college students will be competing during Westobou Festival on Friday to develop mobile Web sites for Augusta.

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012

Setting the stage for Westobou

Augusta-born vocalist Julia Easterlin performed a free concert to kick off the Westobou Festival.

Brown's ex-band members part of Westobou

Maceo Parker and Fred Wesley, both former members of the James Brown band, will perform Thursday at Old Academy of Richmond County on Telfair Street.
By Timothy Cox

L.A. Dance Project unites communities

At the Westobou Festival, the highlight of the celebration's focus on dance will be a whirlwind of difficult, exquisite dance from a company fresh off of its debut in the world's capital for ...
By Jeremy Craig

German pianist will share talent with students

World-class German pianist Alexander Schimpf will come to Augusta on Oct. 7 not only to share his talents for listeners of classical music, but also for the next generation of practitioners.
By Jeremy Craig

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012

Westobou Festival opens today

The Westobou Festival, which opens Wednesday in Augusta, features 22 events and a visual-art exhibition over five days.
By Meg Mirshak

Monday, Oct. 1, 2012

The Artside: Holley will unveil sculpture celebrating James Brown

Lonnie Holley's work is being featured in Augusta this week for the Westobou Festival.
By Keith Claussen

Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012

Westobou: Visual Art

Kicking off the festival Wednesday, Oct. 3, and opening the visual arts night at the Old Academy of Richmond County is Augusta-born Julia Easterlin, performing in collaboration with Atlanta ...
By Jeremy Craig

Westobou: Music

Headlining Thursday, Oct. 4, the day of celebration of music at the festival, is international recording artist Janelle Monáe at 5 p.m. on the parade grounds of the Old Academy of Richmond County.
By Jeremy Craig

Westobou: Spoken Word

Words take to the stage Friday, Oct. 5, with a talk by Philippe Petit headlining the area of focus.
By Jeremy Craig

Westobou: Dance

The showpiece of dance at Westobou is the L.A. Dance Project, coming to Augusta just a few weeks after its inaugural performances in Los Angeles. Created by dancer and choreographer Benjamin ...
By Jeremy Craig

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