Westobou Festival is filled with art, music and more

The Westobou Festival gets under way next week, with performances and exhibitions - featuring dance, film, music, visual arts and spoken word - planned from Wednesday, Sept. 28, through Sunday, Oct. 2, at venues throughout downtown Augusta.

Find many spots to see Ironman 70.3 triathlon

Ironman 70.3 Augusta is touted annually as one of the largest Ironman events in the world, and this year should be no different.
By David Lee

2016-17 Arts Preview: A season full of art, music, theater, dance and more ...

The 2016-17 season is upon us with a schedule that's filled to the brim with visual arts, music, theater, dance and then some.

Guitarists Loren & Mark to start off Augusta Amusements season

If you love the smooth guitar picking styles of Merle Travis and Chet Atkins, you are going to love the playing of Mark Mazengarb and Loren Barrigar. The duo will launch the 2016-2017 season of Augusta Amusements Inc. with a show Sept. 23.
By Don Rhodes

Ramblin' Rhodes: Kopple's films capture intriguing tales of Dixie Chicks, Jones

Two-time Academy Award-winning director Barbara Kopple has made a career taking on intriguing subjects such as her film Miss Sharon Jones! about the Augusta native and her battle with cancer. But even Kopple probably was not prepared for the enormous amount of media attention given to her documentary Shut Up & Sing.
By Don Rhodes

Learn history on Augusta Ghost Trolley tours

Augusta Ghost Trolley offers tours year-round, but is kicking off its fall/winter season this weekend with some themed tours available.

Pop Rocks: Arts In the Heart may change, but will keep focus on Augusta

The best balancing acts are the ones you never notice. The push and pull, the peaks and valleys - those things are often best when invisible. That's particularly true when dealing with an event of any size or scale.
By Steven Uhles

Food trucks coming to North Augusta

The Truck Stop, brainchild of 17-year-old high school student David Brannon, opens Sept. 30 with a bash to raise money for the city's Bark Park. After that, at least two trucks will serve lunch and dinner Monday through Friday.
By James Folker

Music by Turner: Did someone say, 'Play it again and again and again, Sam'?

Like many of you, I've always felt a strong, spiritual connection with the ocean, especially when the music is just … right!
By Ed Turner

Ramblin' Rhodes: Dixie Echoes to deliver Southern gospel message twice

One of Southern gospel music's most popular groups, The Dixie Echoes, has been performing in the Augusta area since the mid-1960s including hosting major gospel music shows at Bell Auditorium.
By Don Rhodes

Dine & Dish: DiVino brunch is off to a delicious start

Maybe we're just old, but Sunday brunch has become our new Friday date night. Our latest was at DiVino Ristorante Italiano in North Augusta, located in the Hammond's Ferry subdivision.
By Danielle Wong Moores

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Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016

Music by Turner: Promising young musicians, strike while chords are hot

If you are a promising local musician who has honed your chops week after week, what's your next step?
By Ed Turner

Monday, Aug 29, 2016

Country duo Big & Rich to perform Nov. 4

Country music duo Big & Rich will perform in concert this November when Columbia County presents Game Day @ Lady A.

Friday, Aug 26, 2016

Night at the Movies

New this week: Don't Breathe, Mechanic: Resurrection, Southside With You

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016

Perfect practice makes perfect for saxophonist Boney James

Boney James has been playing saxophone since he was 10. And as he reaches his 55th birthday on Sept. 1 and his 32nd year as a touring musician, he still spends anywhere from three to six hours a ...
By Alan Sculley

Wine Time: Head High Rosé 2015 and Head High Red Blend 2014, North Coast

I drink wine because I like the taste and I like the way it adds pleasure to a good meal. But it’s also nice to find a good wine that appeals to the charitable side of my nature. Head High does ...
By Dennis Sodomka

Ramblin' Rhodes: Newberry Opera House has new director, new lineup

The Newberry (S.C.) Opera House that so many Augusta-area residents love to patronize is under a new executive director for the first time in 19 years.
By Don Rhodes

On Stage: Calendar overflows with jazz

This Saturday, Aug. 27, Soiree: Jazz and Wine will feature the Travis Shaw Trio with Edwin Hamilton on drums, Amos Hoffman on guitar, and Travis Shaw on bass, with guest trumpeter, Eric Hillman.
By Lisa Pham

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016

Dine & Dish: Edgar's Grille brunch worth return visit

Edgar's, you had me at chicken and waffles. I had an idea we were in for something special when we visited the new Sunday brunch at Edgar's Grille, at 3165 Washington Road, and spotted the dish on ...
By Danielle Wong Moores

Pop Rocks: Even with changes to local arts community, future looks bright

Change often happens quietly. We don't realize the future has arrived because we are always looking forward - or something like that. Take, for instance, the arts community in Augusta.
By Steven Uhles

Thursday, Aug 18, 2016

Night at the Movies

New this week: Ben-Hur, Kubo and the Two Strings, War Dogs

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016

Le Chat brings back Black Cat Picture Show

Film artists from Australia, Italy, the Netherlands as well as cities all across the United States will be in attendance for the second annual Black Cat Picture Show at Le Chat Noir planned for ...
By Diana Renee Williams

Music By Turner: With break in local concerts, it's time for some road trips

Whew! What a great season it has been for major music acts that have recently come to Augusta.
By Ed Turner

Ramblin' Rhodes: 'Miss Daisy' brings attention to Waynesboro show series

It's hard to believe that the good folks down in Waynesboro, Ga., are opening their 37th season with actually a pre-season production of the play Driving Miss Daisy.
By Don Rhodes

The Artside: Head to downtown (Augusta and Aiken) for taste of art

There's a new art club meeting in downtown Augusta. It started earlier this month, and artists plan to meet weekly. The Augusta Art Club gathers from 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturdays.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wine Time: Dierberg Pinot Noir 2013

The best wines are a perfect expression of the place in which they are grown. Soil and climate conditions come together under the hands of an expert winemaker to produce wines over which people gush.
By Dennis Sodomka

Monday, Aug 15, 2016

'Miss Sharon Jones!' to be shown at Imperial during Westobou

The Augusta Chronicle has learned that the widely-acclaimed documentary film Miss Sharon Jones! about the world-wide rhythm and blues star and Augusta native will be shown at Imperial Theatre in ...
By Don Rhodes

Thursday, Aug 11, 2016

Ed Turner, Number 9 fans keep sell-out streak alive

Ed Turner and Number 9 sell out every show and it appears they will do it again for this weekend's 10th anniversary Rock and Soul Revue to be held Aug. 12-13 at the Imperial Theatre.
By Diana Renee Williams

Night at the Movies

New this week: Florence Foster Jenkins, Operation Chromite, Pete's Dragon and Sausage Party

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016

On Stage: Broadway series to feature 'Cinderella' and Riverdance

The lineup for the 2016-17 Taylor BMW Broadway in Augusta series at Bell Auditorium has been announced and includes six shows, including a performance of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella.
By Lisa Pham

Things to do: 5th annual Augusta Outdoor Expo

The 5th annual Augusta Outdoor Expo is this Saturday, Aug. 13, at James Brown Arena.

Linda Hardy wins fifth annual Applaud the Artist contest

The cover design created by Augusta artist Linda Hardy was selected as the winner of the fifth annual Applaud the Artist Cover Design Contest.
By Mary Frances Hendrix

'Miss Sharon Jones!' to be shown at Imperial during Westobou

The Augusta Chronicle has learned that the widely-acclaimed documentary film Miss Sharon Jones! about the world-wide rhythm and blues star and Augusta native will be shown at Imperial Theatre in late September during the 2016 Westobou Festival.
By Don Rhodes

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Dine & Dish: The Bradley in Aiken is lovely surprise

For our 12th anniversary, we had planned a low-key evening, no surprises: just a nice dinner out at someplace we'd never been - The Bradley in Aiken.
By Danielle Wong Moores

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