Articles from the Westobou section archive

Friday, Sept. 23, 2011

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

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011

The Artside: "A Sense of Place' juried fine art exhibit to open

Artists from around the country will be showcased in A Sense of Place, the 31st annual juried fine art competition opening this weekend at the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art.
By Keith Claussen

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Westobou plans nearly 50 events

Highlights from the fourth annual Westobou Festival schedule were released Tuesday as organizers completed plans for the 10-day arts celebration this fall.
By Kelly Jasper

Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010

Westobou changes seek to reflect tone

On Wednesday, the Westobou Festival announced a new look and logo to emphasize the unique connections made between the arts at the annual 10-day festival.
By Kelly Jasper

Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010

Green leaves audiences pleased

Al Green was the perfect choice to close out this year's Westobou Festival. Not only did he leave the stage with the audience wanting more from the soul legend, but from the festival as well.
By Steven Uhles

Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010

Singer still believes in power of love

When the 11-time Grammy Award winner Al Green takes the stage at Bell Auditorium  to close out the Westobou Festival, fans will hear the classic R&B tunes that made him a music legend.
By LaTina Emerson

Visual artists will leave mark on Westobou and beyond

We're heading into the home stretch of Westobou, but there is still a lot on the calendar between now and the Saturday's finale.
By Louise Keith Claussen

McCoury's story began with Nashville legend

Just before his return visit to Augusta, Del McCoury talked about being in legendary Opry member Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Boys band.
By Don Rhodes

Westobou Calendar

Celebrating a Grand Tradition, the Sport of Golf; Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday.

Moonlit musicale

Christian pop artist Jonny Diaz performs at Augusta Common against a nearly full moon as part of the Westobou Festival.
By Corey Perrine

Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010

Artists sip their inspiration

Art aficionados got a taste of what Whiskey painting is like at Art Experience 2010, a series of demonstrations led by regional artists as part of this year's Westobou Festival offerings.
By Carole Hawkins

Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010

Ragtime, jazz take spotlight at Westobou

The Columbia County Civic Orchestra is bringing ragtime and jazz to Westobou tonight.  
By Valerie Rowell

Warm weather draws festival visitors

The second-hottest summer on record did not let up for the weekend's Arts in the Heart of Augusta festival, but the sunny days were perfect for attracting the crowds.
By Susan McCord

Friday, Sept. 17, 2010

Cajun Cabaret delivers flavors of the Big Easy

Interactive art exhibits immersed Cajun Cabaret patrons in the street-vendor culture of Bourbon Street in New Orleans on Friday.
By Julia Sellers

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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