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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

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011

Westobou project ARTie celebrated

A garden ornament replica of ARTie the dragon, a public art project at Westobou Festival, sold for $255 at an auction to support an art scholarship.
By Kelly Jasper

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011

Westobou to end in spectacular way

Lizz Wright defies categorization. She grew up singing gospel, but discovered a love for jazz. Her first time performing in an Atlanta club, she sang the hymn Amazing Grace - but as the blues.
By Kelly Jasper

Soul singer's fame reaches beyond home

Sharon Jones is without a doubt the most famous resident of the Augusta area, and yet many Augustans have no idea how famous she really is.
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011


An auction Thursday will raise money for Artist Row's Art Scholarship and Community Outreach Fund.

Monday, Oct. 3, 2011

Bags, bottles bring 'dragon' to life

To celebrate public art during the Westobou Festival, Artists Row has been building ARTie The Garden City's Green Dragon: a 72-foot dragon made out of recyclable materials.
By Tracey McManus

Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011

Volunteers introduce kids to instruments

At the Morris Museum of Art on Sunday, children had a chance to experiment with more than 20 instruments during a yearly program meant to expose kids to music.
By Tracey McManus

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011

Ira Glass offers insight into radio show

The radio medium is inherently about creating a personal connection to other's experiences, said Ira Glass, the host of National Public Radio's "This American Life," on Saturday night.
By Meg Mirshak

Cash opens weekend of Westobou

The first full weekend of the 2011 Westobou Festival kicked off Friday night with an outdoor concert by Rosanne Cash, the daughter of country music legend Johnny Cash.
By Meg Mirshak

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011

Westobou schedule simplified this year

The Westobou Festival began Thursday with flashes of color. With more high-profile events, the festival hopes to attract a greater regional audience.
By Kelly Jasper

Art imitates nature in 'Botanica'

For a dance about nature, Botanica includes a number of special effects.
By Kelly Jasper

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011

The Artside: Westobou Festival serves artistic feast

There is a variety of visual art exhibits and events during the Westobou Festival.
By Keith Claussen

Ramblin' Rhodes: Blue Rodeo true to what matters

Something really special is coming Augusta's way for the very first time. It's a band from Toronto called Blue Rodeo.
By Don Rhodes

Langhorne Slim back to rock songs of love

One theme pervades Lang­horne Slim's music. "Love. The good parts, the sad parts, the in-between parts," said the singer/songwriter.
By Lisa Kaylor

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011

Ira Glass show offers behind-the-scenes peek

Ira Glass brings a behind-the-scenes peek into his National Public Radio show, This American Life, to Augusta on Saturday.
By Kelly Jasper

Friday, Sept. 23, 2011

Westobou will include faith events

Next weekend at St. Paul's Church, one of the finest chorale groups in the country will perform a selection of spirituals and hymns during the 4th annual Westobou Festival.
By Kelly Jasper

The Artside: Sacred Heart exhibit features Swanagin landscapes

Artist David Swanagin returns to Augusta for a solo exhibit opening Sept. 18 at Sacred Heart Cultural Center.
By Keith Claussen

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