Garden City Jazz lines up events throughout Labor Day weekend

Garden City Jazz has hosted an annual one-day Labor Day jazz event for six years, but this year marks the first four-day event with activities Sept. 1-4.

Ballas to retire from The Augusta Players

In looking ahead to the Augusta Players' upcoming season, Debi Ballas expressed her excitement on the lineup, but she also admitted her sadness. The 2016-2017 season will be the Players' executive and artist director's 19th and last.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Ramblin' Rhodes: Marty Stuart will share music and photographs on this visit

Grand Ole Opry star Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives, will launch the new season of the Morris Museum of Art's Budweiser True Music Southern Soul & Song series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at the Imperial Theatre.
By Don Rhodes

Pianist Daniel Maltz will perform in Aiken en route to Carnegie Hall

Daniel Maltz will present a concert on Sept. 8 at the USC Aiken Etherredge Center, as a prelude to his Carnegie Hall debut as a concert pianist.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

The Artside: It's time again for new art exhibits in Augusta and Aiken

The first weekend of the month brings its usual arts events around town. At Midtown Market, the monthly First Thursday event on Thursday, Sept. 1 will feature the artwork of Ruby Culpepper and a book signing with Diane Sheffield. The featured charity is the Salvation Army.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wine Time: Colomé Malbec Estate 2013, Argentina

For the best values on mountain wine you can't beat South America. Argentina and Chile produce great wines from the Andes Mountains, and many of them are priced for everyday drinking.
By Dennis Sodomka

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

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.

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 day practicing his instrument when he's not on tour.
By Alan Sculley

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 its buffet line.
By Danielle Wong Moores

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

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The Artside: Augusta artist  'happy'  with response to documentary

A few months ago, artist Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman worked on a mural in downtown Augusta with a simple message - "Augusta, I love you." On July 16, Augusta returned the love when more than 750 ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Ramblin' Rhodes: Seasons will feature tribute artists, bluegrass groups

It's that time of the year when artistic groups are formulating and announcing their new season lineups, and both Augusta Amusements Inc. and the Morris Museum of Art each have some great offerings.
By Don Rhodes

Music by Turner: Here they come … two of The Monkees … to Augusta

"Here they come … Walking down Augusta's streets?" Yes, they are! The Monkees 50th Anniversary Tour invades Augusta's Bell Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 24.
By Ed Turner

Monday, July 18, 2016

Music by Turner: Don't miss Steve Miller's 1st stop here

Steve Miller celebrates a half-century of touring as he and his band visit Augusta's Bell Auditorium on Tuesday, July 19. Miller, a member of the Class of 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, will be ...
By Ed Turner

Thursday, July 14, 2016

'Happy' is graceful film about healing, choosing happiness

Initially, Happy, a documentary about Augusta artist Leonard 'Porkchop' Zimmerman, was intended to be a much smaller film. The initial brief, in fact, was to produce a short feature focused on ...
By Steven Uhles

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

On Stage: Ponder life itself in 'Freud's Last Session'

Explore themes of love, sex, and the existence of God when Aiken Community Playhouse presents "Freud's Last Session" or attend one of the many concerts set for this week.
By Lisa Pham

Augusta Southern Nationals drag boat races to bring rumble to the river

Considered the NASCAR of boating, the 2016 Augusta Southern Nationals will bring high performance and supercharged boats to Augusta to zoom down the Savannah River for the liquid quarter-mile. The ...
By Diana Renee Williams

Dine & Dish: TRIO's enjoyable menu worth the trip

I had a slow work day one recent Friday and decided to take the drive over to Aiken for a leisurely lunch. My restaurant of choice was TRIO Bar & Kitchen.
By Danielle Wong Moores

Pop Rocks: Keen focus on Augusta's past could benefit future

Some 15 years after his untimely death, Joey Ramone is still imparting wisdom to those willing to listen, or at least walk past his wall. Allow me to explain.
By Steven Uhles

Wine Time: CrossBarn Pinot Noir 2013, Anderson Valley

Even in the searing heat we have been experiencing, you can drink red wine. So one night last week when I grilled boneless pork chops, I reached for the CrossBarn pinot noir instead of a ...
By Dennis Sodomka

Monday, July 11, 2016

Ramblin' Rhodes: 'Year of Georgia Music' recordings capture Augusta's musical ties

Once again Augusta's music scene finally is getting its due recognition thanks to the good people at the Georgia Public Broadcasting System headquarters in Atlanta.
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

It's HOT! Beat the heat with cool things to do

Have fun indoors at places like Air Strike Extreme Air Sports, the Augusta Museum of History, the movies and more.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Daya, Symon to perform at Bell Auditorium on Saturday

Pop singer Daya with guest Symon will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at Bell Auditorium. 

New music is Maxwell's strongest collection

Maxwell isn't all that concerned with timeliness. When the neo-soul pioneer launched his "BLACKsummers'night" trilogy in 2009, no one expected him to take seven years to release the next ...
By Glenn Gamboa

Ramblin' Rhodes: Musician finding new fame without forgetting roots

Augusta-reared musician and songwriter Daniel Antopolsky, who now lives in France, had ordered a meal in the front courtyard of the Pizza Joint on Broad Street last March when he needed to wash ...
By Don Rhodes

The Artside: Augusta composers, actors, artists expand reach

I've covered arts and entertainment in a variety of ways over the years, and the amount of talent in Augusta never ceases to amaze me. While most of us know that there have been some pretty big ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Saturday, July 2, 2016

T.I.'s July 23 concert rescheduled

The July 23 concert by Atlanta rapper T.I. has been rescheduled to Saturday, Sept. 24.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Wine Time: Domaine Bousquet Malbec Reserve 2014 and Grand Reserve 2013, Mendoza

Three-fourths of all the malbec grown in the world is planted in Argentina. But the best malbec comes from high altitude sites such as Domaine Bousquet in the Gualtallary valley in Tupungato, Mendoza.
By Dennis Sodomka

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Dine & Dish: Rae's Coastal Café offers beach flavors

I decided to take the opportunity to give myself a little midweek treat with a mini staycation. My plan was dinner on the coast - the coast of Rae's Creek, that is - at Rae's Coastal Café.
By Danielle Wong Moores

Brown eager to sing for hometown for Star Spangled Fourth Concert

Russell Joel Brown has experienced many magical moments in his 26 years of professional theater. He's performed at the famed Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City and at the John F.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

CSRA College Night 2016 planned for Sept. 15

CSRA College Night provides an opportunity for students, parents and guidance counselors to learn about education opportunities.

Ramblin' Rhodes: Seasons will feature tribute artists, bluegrass groups

It's that time of the year when artistic groups are formulating and announcing their new season lineups, and both Augusta Amusements Inc. and the Morris Museum of Art each have some great offerings.
By Don Rhodes

Night at the Movies

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

'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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