Articles from the Westobou section archive

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011

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

Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010

Things for you to do at Westobou

Recommended events from the ongoing Westobou Festival.

Arts in the Heart spotlights Brazil

When Muriel Ribeiro and his students take the main stage at this year's Arts in the Heart of Augusta festival, they will kick off a return to form for the 30-year-old event.
By Adam Folk

Arts in the Heart Calendar

Calendar of events for this weekend's Arts in the Heart of Augusta festival.

Clay in a Can just a part of Westobou

As the third annual Westobou Festival gets under way this week, the visual arts are taking a prominent role in the cultural extravaganza.
By Louise Keith Claussen

Opera singer seeks connection with audience

Denyce Graves, an accomplished Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano, performs Friday in Augusta, on the second day of the Westobou Festival.
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

Arts Preview

Our 2013 Arts Preview includes everything from dance and music to theater and art.

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