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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Wine Time: Simonsig Pinotage 2012

The first grape that comes to mind for many people when they think about South Africa is Pinotage. Then they ask, "What is Pinotage?"
By Dennis Sodomka

The Artside: See, hear about artists' work at Aiken Center for Arts

Five artists - Ron Melick, Alicia Kelemen, William Brown, Evelyn Davis-Walker and Carol Sue Roberts - are featured in exhibits opening Thursday, March 19, at Aiken Center for the Arts.
By Keith Claussen

Friday, March 13, 2015

Area 'parachurch' serves young professionals

The altar at Sacred Heart Cultural Center glowed a hot pink Monday as the strains of Michael Jackson's "Beat It" echoed off the ornate, domed ceilings. Then Electric Cathedral began in earnest.
By Lisa Kaylor

Thursday, March 12, 2015

'Cinderella' isn't fairy tale of old

Everyone knows the tale of Cinderella. So why are audiences now getting an expensive retelling of the passé bedtime story, 65 years after Disney released its animated classic?
By Lindsey Bahr

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Night at the Movies

New this week: Cinderella and Run All Night

St. Patrick's Day events include parade, music

TUESDAY'S MUSIC LIVE: CELTIC DUO, DANA & KYLE: Noon Tuesday, March 17, St. Paul's Church, 605 Reynolds St.; concert free; lunch catered by Sleeping Bear Kitchen (online reservations required ...

Aiken Triple Crown begins March 14

73RD RUNNING OF THE AIKEN TRIALS: Saturday, March 14, Aiken Training Track, 538 Two Notch Road SE; gates open 10 a.m.; tent party 11 a.m.; opening ceremonies, carriage parade 1 p.m., races 2 p.m.

Wine Time: FEL Chardonnay 2013, Anderson Valley

As the weather warms up we head into prime Chardonnay season. It's that time of year when you can sit on the porch, sip a wine and dream. There's not too much heat, no bugs, and nothing much to do ...
By Dennis Sodomka

Ramblin' Rhodes: Bates'  'Me and Conway'  is worth listen

One of my favorite singers is Jeff Bates whom I've talked with since 1997 about how much he sounds like Conway Twitty.
By Don Rhodes

Oak Ridge Boys to perform in Newberry, Aiken

The Oak Ridge Boys are making three area appearances in the coming weeks. They will perform at 3 and 8 p.m. Friday, March 27, at the Newberry (S.C.) Opera House. Tickets are $42 from (803) ...

Pop Rocks: Spangler's path to stardom has Aiken stop

Last season, Aiken resident Beth Spangler made significant inroads on the reality television show The Voice.
By Steven Uhles

Dine & Dish: Wrap Em Up has crepes with a twist

Wrap Em Up Crepes opened this past September at 220 Georgia Ave. in North Augusta after gaining a following at their stall at the Augusta Market at the River.
By Danielle Wong Moores

Thursday, March 5, 2015

14 to compete in bee

Fourteen contestants from across Georgia and South Carolina will attend the Scripps National Regional Spelling Bee at the Augusta Chronicle Morris Auditorium Saturday morning, competing to earn ...
By Sean Gruber

Kitchen tour to raise money for symphony

Augusta Symphony Guild's Sixth Annual Kitchen tour will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 14.
By Charmain Brackett

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Cher in the City: Thanks for all the phrases that reflect my life

"Ain't life grand!" (meaning things are going well). I'm sure you have heard that phase before along with others like "The apple doesn't fall far from the tree."
By Cher Best

Ramblin' Rhodes: Entertainers turn out for talk on music legends

"You've got to write about this!" said singer Flo Carter after my presentation last Thursday night about black entertainers who either came from North Augusta or performed in North Augusta.
By Don Rhodes

The Artside: Gala, Springfest usher in arts exhibits for the season

While winter may not have retreated completely, Augusta's arts community is heading confidently into spring with the first weekend in March full of events ranging from the Morris Museum's gala to ...
By Keith Claussen

Music by Turner: Here's your chance to see, hear legend - Elton John

Elton John's March 10 date in Augusta begins at 8 p.m. Surprisingly, tickets are still available and are $39, $79 and $139 from
By Ed Turner

High-energy Blind Boys of Alabama to sing in Evans

Five-time Grammy Award winners, the Blind Boys of Alabama, will be in concert at the Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 13, as one of the last performances of ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wine Time: Casillero del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Legendary Collection, Chile

I have long loved Concha y Toro's many wines, especially their Casillero del Diablo line, but this version, labeled "Legendary Collection" really is something special.
By Dennis Sodomka

Artists invited to design cover in 4th annual contest

The Augusta Chronicle and Applause invite readers to join us in celebrating the arts in our community by entering our fourth annual Applaud the Artist Cover Contest.

Night at the Movies

New this week: Monkey Kingdom, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2; True Story, Unfriended, While We're Young

Augusta has its share of celebs

Larry Mize is still the only native Augustan to win the Masters Tournament held in his own hometown. But he is far from being the only native Augustan or former resident to achieve worldwide fame.
By Don Rhodes

Experience Augusta

Get to know 1 city in 4 ways - its golf tradition, history, museums and connection to pop culture through James Brown.
By Bianca Cain Johnson and Tracey McManus

See the beauty of Augusta, Aiken today

If you're in town to see the beauty of Augusta National Golf Club, you might not need this list. But, if you don't have tickets for the Masters Tournament today, you might want to enjoy the outdoors one of these ways.

Block party to honor James Brown

The inaugural James Brown Block Party Tribute will bring together musical acts and fans of the legendary late soul singer for a festival to mark his birthday.
By Meg Mirshak

Dine & Dish: Pay attention because the menu options have changed

What a difference a year makes. 2014-15 has seen an explosion of restaurants opening in the Augusta area, from fine dining to fast food.
By Danielle Wong Moores

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