Articles from the Westobou section archive

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012

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

Westobou: Film

Westobou wraps up its celebration of the arts with a day dedicated to film through the Southern premiere of a new feature-length documentary I'm Fine, Thanks.
By Jeremy Craig

Tuesday, Aug 21, 2012

Westobou group to be on Fox show Wednesday

A Los Angeles dance group slated to perform at the Westobou Festival in Augusta will appear on television Wednesday night.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Westobou tickets on sale Aug. 3

The wait is over for Westobou Festival fans. Tickets for the annual celebration of the arts go on sale Friday, Aug. 3.
By Staff Reports

Young volunteers are Westobou ambassadors

They will be easy to spot. More than 70 children and teenagers wearing blue T-shirts will be everywhere downtown, helping with the Westobou Festival.
By Lisa Kaylor

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Pop Rocks: Westobou events worth a look ahead

Although the Westobou Festival focuses primarily on visual art, dance, music, film and spoken word performances, there has always been a place in its programming for literature.
By Steven Uhles

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Five days filled with arts for fifth Westobou

The 2012 Westobou Festival approached this year's lineup with the idea of making the most out of five days.
By Steven Uhles

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Westobou headliner announced

Three-time Grammy nominee Janelle Monáe will headline the 2012 Westobou Festival with other funk and soul musicians.
By Meg Mirshak

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Grants fund arts, projects

The legacy of Augusta author Berry Fleming continues to support the arts and history in Augusta with this year’s award of Porter Fleming Foundation grants.
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011

2012 Westobou Festival cut to 5 days

Next year's Westobou Festival will be just five days, festival organizers announced at a town hall meeting Tuesday afternoon.
By Kelly Jasper

Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011

2012 Westobou will be just 6 days

The fifth Westobou Festival will be just six days, from Oct. 3-8, 2012, and for the first time, the program for the festival will be solely produced and presented by the Westobou Festival.

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011

Smaller Westobou called success

A smaller lineup for the 2011 Westobou Festival and a central headquarters contributed to a smooth-running 10 days of events, say festival organizers.
By Meg Mirshak

Friday, Oct. 7, 2011

Sharon Jones rocks Westobou

Augusta resident Sharon Jones and her Dap-Kings band performed at the Parade Grounds of the old Richmond Academy building as part of the Westobou Festival on Friday night.
By Zach Boyden-Holmes

Pop Rocks: Westobou wheel yet unbalanced

Last year about this time, I complimented the Westobou Festival for successfully booking five days' worth of acts that, I felt, would go a long way toward establishing trust. I stand by those words. After this year's festival, however, I feel I should clarify.
By Steven Uhles

SLIDESHOW: Johnnyswim at Westobou

Amanda Sudano and Johnnyswim perform for the 2013 Westobou Festival.

Westobou Festival opens Wednesday

The five-day festival highlights visual art, music, film, dance and literature.
By Meg Mirshak

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

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

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