Articles from the Westobou section archive

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011

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

Art project to bring people together

During the first week of the Westobou Festival, Artists Row is asking the public to help them build a 72-foot-long, 3-D dragon they'll name ARTie The Garden City's Green Dragon.
By Tracey McManus

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011

Augusta Symphony season melds 'Star Wars,' Vivaldi

The Augusta Symphony's theme for the 2011-12 season is love and death.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

The Artside: Celebration of art by Rosenbaums begins

Down South, an exhibit of paintings by Art Rosenbaum and photographs by Margo Newmark Rosenbaum opens Thursday, Sept. 22 at the Morris Museum of Art.
By Keith Claussen

Rosanne Cash keeps rest of dad's list secret

Rosanne Cash knows a great secret. She knows all of the 100 country songs that her legendary father, Johnny Cash, considered to be the most essential country songs in the world.
By Don Rhodes

Westobou Festival is film, music, words, dance, art, more

Augusta's fourth annual celebration of the arts - the Westobou Festival - is Sept. 29 to Oct. 8. Changes to the 10-day festival mean it will feature fewer acts but bigger names, including more ...

Westobou captures 10 days of arts, music

On the opening night of the 2011 Westobou Festival, Mac McCaughan will debut an original score to a selection of films by avant garde filmmaker Maya Deren.
By Kelly Jasper

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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