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Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

'Shades of Love' looks at interracial relationships

When radio personality Miss Monique writes a stage play, she wants it to hit relevant social issues. Previous works have focused on sex trafficking and domestic violence. With her newest work, ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wine Time: Frank Family Pinot Noir 2012

When you start thinking about wine to serve with Thanksgiving dinner, don't forget Pinot Noir. The Frank Family Carneros Pinot Noir is one of the best I have tasted in years.
By Dennis Sodomka

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014

Night at the Movies

New this week: Big Hero 6, Interstellar and Laggies

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

'Perfect Wedding' is perfect opportunity for laughter

What happens when the groom wakes up on the morning of his wedding with someone other than his bride-to-be? "The Perfect Wedding." Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre will present the farce by Robin Hawdon ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Cher in the City: Halloween's treats are small, but sweet

Although it wasn't what I had planned, I got to hang out with a group of 3- and 4-year-olds during a Halloween field trip to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office. And they were an absolute joy.
By Cher Best

Ramblin' Rhodes: Oka'Chaffa Indian Festival in new spot, at new price

The good news about the third annual Oka'Chaffa Indian Festival & Pow Wow this weekend is that you don't need a coupon to get discounted admission at the gate.
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

Dine & Dish: Villa Europa serves German, more

Villa Europa's German food served all year, not just in October.
By Danielle Wong Moores

Pop Rocks: Don't miss two hidden gems

For me, the most frustrating treasures are those that, for many, remain undiscovered. With that in mind, I wanted to highlight a couple of my favorites.
By Steven Uhles

Wine Time: Nipozzano Vecchie Viti 2011, Italy

I like testing wines under unusual conditions. There are any number of Chiantis that taste great with a hearty pasta dish, but will any still sparkle with dense, heavy potato pancakes? The ...
By Dennis Sodomka

Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Winter Jam returns to Augusta on Feb. 12

The Christian music concert tour, now in its 20th year, will feature NewSong, Jeremy Camp, Francesca Battistelli and more.

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Night at the Movies

New this week: Before I Go to Sleep, Nightcrawler and SAW: 10th Anniversary

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Things to Do: Halloween

Events for the holiday weekend include haunted attractions, festivals and more.

The Artside: Reality, delusion are topics of art exhibit

The creative space between reality and delusion is the topic explored in a group exhibition, "We Should Talk to Each Other, the Cloud and I," at the Mary S. Byrd Gallery on Georgia Regents ...
By Keith Claussen

Music by Turner: 'Inside Your Eyes' work of local talents

As a musician and a columnist, I never cease to be amazed at just how much astounding talent there is in our part of the world. You can now add Aiken's Lauren Meccia. Her new album, "Inside Your ...
By Ed Turner

Sturgill Simpson is country guy in disguise

Nashville singer-songwriter Sturgill Simpson expected to be labeled "the acid-country guy" when he self-released his sophomore album "Metamodern Sounds in Country Music" in May 2014. Instead, ...
By Diana Renee Williams

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

Edwin McCain happy to take musical career in own hands

Having to be bus driver, mechanic and roadie - as well as performer, songwriter and guitar player - is part of the life Edwin McCain chose after he had the chance to be a bona-fide pop star with a ...
By Alan Sculley

Wine Time: Wines can be treat for adults on Halloween, beyond

With Halloween on a Friday this year, there are sure to be parties celebrating the scary side of this holiday. In that spirit I have put together a list of appropriately-themed wines. If you try ...
By Dennis Sodomka

Fair fun isn't done; midway to open in Columbia County

If you missed your chances to make it to the fairs in Augusta or Aiken, you have another opportunity. Ten days of fair fun kicks off Thursday, Oct. 30, with the opening of the Columbia County Fall ...
By Valerie Rowell

Ramblin' Rhodes: Ghost stories begin with cemetery

Walker Posey, managing director of Posey's funeral home in North Augusta, will be telling ghost stories in Lookaway Inn mansion Thursday, Oct. 30, the night before Halloween.
By Don Rhodes

Alan Jackson to perform in Augusta in March

Country star Alan Jackson will stop at James Brown Arena on his 25th anniversary Keepin' It Country tour on March 27.

2014 Holiday Events

From Christmas tours to holiday lights and music, the season has plenty to offer.

The Artside: Exhibits present Civil War from different perspectives

Two new exhibits at the Morris Museum of Art look back 150 years, presenting images of the Civil War era from very different visual perspectives.
By Keith Claussen

Night at the Movies

New this week: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies; Annie 2014; Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb; Wild, Chaar Sahibzaade

Pop Rocks: 12 Bands holiday CD includes 9 gems

Sometimes less is more. In the interest of full disclosure, let me go on the record and admit that when I discovered Instant Christmas Classics Vol.
By Steven Uhles

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