Ramblin' Rhodes: Gibson Brothers' bluegrass derived from unusual beginnings

Almost all of the major bluegrass music acts have come out of Southern states. But The Gibson Brothers duo, who are performing Oct. 9 at Imperial Theatre, is an amazing exception.
By Don Rhodes

Weekend festivals celebrate Greek and Hispanic cultures, chocolate and more

Here's a second chance at the Sassafras and Chocolate festivals, plus the temptation to dine on international cuisine.

Four local legends to perform benefit concert for Jessye Norman School of the Arts

Sibling stage stars Russell Joel Brown and Karen Brown and jazz trombonist Wycliffe Gordon and jazz artist Karen Gordon will perform a concert Oct. 11.
By Susan McCord

Dine & Dish: New owners keep Snug traditions

Located in West Augusta, The Snug, a 20-year-old Augusta dining establishment, just got new owners, who recently announced new dishes and lower prices.
By Danielle Wong Moores

Wine Time: Wild Horse Viognier 2014, Central Coast

The Wild Horse viognier is great example of this varietal, full of floral and fruit aromas and peach and lemon flavors. It is a nice sipping wine, but it is even better with food.
By Dennis Sodomka

Tours offer ghostly encounters

If you like spooky stuff that's still family friendly, take a ride on the Augusta Ghost Trolley or talk a walking tour in a cemetery.

Pop Rocks: Miller Theater possibilities are now more real than ever

On Friday, Oct. 23, the Miller, LLC, in conjunction with Symphony Orchestra Augusta, will launch its public fundraising campaign with an early evening event at the theater.
By Steven Uhles

Meet the voice of Queen Amidala

Voice actress wCatherine Taber will be at the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library on Oct. 10 to discuss her roles on a variety of Star Wars video games and television series.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Walk with Spirits tour returns

The annual Walk with the Spirits program of Historic Augusta returns to Magnolia Cemetery on Saturday and Sunday with a new selection of grave subjects.
By Bill Kirby

Music by Turner: Local musicians deserve your support

In my music room, there's a box of CDs chock full of music from local bands that were recorded over the past couple of decades.
By Ed Turner

The Artside: Latest Book Tavern exhibit hangs art based on Poe

As Halloween approaches, the Book Tavern will be the spot for a special art exhibit based on the life and works of a master of the creepy and macabre - Edgar Allan Poe.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

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Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015

Dine & Dish: Acorn offers down-home experience

The Acorn Restaurant at Red Oak Manor, a bed and breakfast in Harlem, Ga., serves breakfast and diner-style and hot lunches, along with full dinners.
By Danielle Wong Moores

Wine Time: Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Syrah and 'The Gimblett', 2013, New Zealand

Winemakers are looking for new territory, and they have found it on the North Island of New Zealand in a little place called Hawkes Bay.
By Dennis Sodomka

Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015

Festival draws record crowds

The Arts in the Heart of Augusta festival broke recent opening day attendance records, selling more than 77,000 badges Friday despite competition from the nearby Border Bash event.
By Sean Gruber

Friday, Sept. 18, 2015

Arts in the Heart festival opens

Thousands of people crowded downtown streets for Arts in the Heart of Augusta on Friday, celebrating the city's ethnic diversity and local talent through musical performances, good food and unique ...
By Sean Gruber

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015

Dine & Dish: Arts in the Heart offers international flavor

Happy birthday, Arts in the Heart of Augusta! The popular festival celebrates 35 years this year, but birthday cake? It's not on the menu. Instead, festival goers can and should sample foods from ...
By Danielle Wong Moores

The Artside: See artists paint live for ArtZilla event

In the midst of all the Arts in the Heart of Augusta festivities Sept. 18-20, several Augusta artists come together for their annual ArtZilla event.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Ramblin' Rhodes: Arts council festival still going strong after 35 years

The Greater Augusta Arts Council's organization of an annual arts festival began in 1971 when the Augusta Civic Ballet was named the host company for the annual Southeastern Regional Ballet Festival.
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015

Go Dogs! Go Gamecocks! Go to the 22nd annual Border Bash!

Border Bash is back for its 22nd year on Sept. 18 to celebrate the football rivalry between the University of Georgia Bulldogs and University of South Carolina Gamecocks.

35th Arts in the Heart to fill weekend with art, music, fun

Arts in the Heart of Augusta has come a long way from its days in the Municipal Building parking lot to one of the premier festivals in the Southeast. And it's back for its 35th year Sept. 18-20.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Chamber music series to present Spanish Brass

Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society Concert Series opens a new season with a performance by award-winning quintet Spanish Brass at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18.

Music by Turner: Fall concerts are worth catching

Autumn is upon us again, and along with the cooler temperatures there are also some great concerts from which to choose. Let's take a peek at several shows that are so good that you just might ...
By Ed Turner

Night at the Movies

New this week: Black Mass, Captive, Everest, Grandma, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Wine Time: CrossBarn Chardonnay 2014, Sonoma Coast

As we drift along into Indian summer we continue to get beautiful, warm days that are perfect for sipping your favorite white wine. There aren't many wines better for those lazy days than the ...
By Dennis Sodomka

Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015

Guitar Pull tickets on sale Saturday

Tickets for this year's KICKS 99 Guitar Pull will go on sale Saturday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Evans teacher wins fourth annual Applaud the Artist contest

A cover design created by Mary H. Harris, an Evans art teacher and occasional artist, was selected as the winner of the fourth annual Applaud the Artist Cover Design Contest.
By Mary Frances Hendrix

Night at the Movies

New this week: The Challenger, Mistress America, 90 Minutes in Heaven, The Perfect Guy, The Visit

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015

2015 Arts Preview: Art

Find art exhibits at local galleries including Morris Museum of Art, Sacred Heart Cultural Center and more.
By Mary Frances Hendrix and Willie Malpass

2015 Arts Preview: Dance

The 2015 dance card is full this season, starting with a Columbia County Ballet performance Sept. 18.
By Mary Frances Hendrix and Willie Malpass

2015 Arts Preview: Music

Music opportunities aboud with performances by Symphony Orchestra Augusta, the Southern Soul & Song series and more.
By Mary Frances Hendrix and Willie Malpass

2015 Arts Preview: Theater

Theater companies from Augusta to Edgefield are ready to take the stage.
By Mary Frances Hendrix and Willie Malpass

2015 Arts Preview

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