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Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

Bill Cosby to perform at Bell on Saturday

The Taylor BMW Broadway In Augusta series presents Bill Cosby at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at Bell Auditorium.

Pop Rocks: Fans finally get date with Edison Project

Now I had heard rumors, but last week, the rumored became official. The Edison Project put up a Facebook page. You can't get more official than that. They've also booked a gig.
By Steven Uhles

Juilliard in Aiken marks 7th year

Although one of the founders of Juilliard in Aiken died last April, his legacy continues.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Dine & Dish: Sandwich City serves crowd more than sandwiches

Sandwich City serves more than just sandwiches? That was my surprised thought as I surveyed the diner's interior, warm with the scents of fried chicken, mac and cheese, and Southern veggies.
By Danielle Wong Moores

Wine Time: El Porvenir Amauta Corte I 2013, Argentina

The Amauta Corte I, also called Inspiration, is a lush, full-bodied wine that packs a punch.
By Dennis Sodomka

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015

Re-enactors united by love of history

A day spent with the re-enactors attending the Battle of Aiken on Friday and Saturday will reveal a culture of passionate men and women bonded by a mutual love of American history and camaraderie ...
By Sean Gruber

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015

Boychoir to perform at St. John

American Boychoir will perform a free concert at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at St. John United Methodist Church, 736 Greene St.

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015

Music by Turner: These dreams are for Heart

The year was 1976. In those all-analog, pre-digital days of music, radio stations would receive dozens of new records most every day.
By Ed Turner

Night at the Movies

New this week: McFarland, USA; Hot Tub Time Machine 2; The Duff

SIMO to bring guitar energy to Sky City

At first glance, the power rock trio SIMO appears to have stepped out of the '60s with 30-year-old guitar virtuoso JD Simo fronting the band, channeling a psychedelic energy reminiscent of guitar ...
By Diana Renee Williams

Battle of Aiken reenactment this weekend

On Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 21-22, witness the reenactment of the Battle of Aiken.

Ramblin' Rhodes: Then, as now, great acts stop here

There have been a lot of entertainment happenings in the first few months of this year with several major stars in town, and that also was true of the first few months 100 years ago in 1915.
By Don Rhodes

The Artside: Artists partner with animals to create 'Sheltered' exhibit

Art created on behalf of shelter animals is among several new exhibits opening Thursday, Feb. 19, at Aiken Center for the Arts.
By Keith Claussen

Wine Time: Director's Cut Zinfandel 2012, Dry Creek Valley

Francis Ford Coppola has done more than dabble in the wine business. His newest, the Director's Cut brand, has come up with this stunning Zinfandel and just in time for Sunday's Academy Awards show.
By Dennis Sodomka

Hot tickets: Kevin Hart

Entertainer, actor, comedian to perform at James Brown Arena on June 14.

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

6 String Drag is still rooted in rock 'n' roll

After an 18-year hiatus, alternative country music favorite 6 String Drag is back and gaining attention. ​
By Diana Renee Williams

Grammy winner Ray Stevens will meet fans, sign books at mall

Ray Stevens is heading back this way to sign copies of his new autobiography, Ray Stevens' Nashville, and copies of his CD Ray Stevens' Greatest Hits on Sunday, Feb. 15, at the Barnes & Noble ...
By Don Rhodes

Pop Rocks: Glands, Aguar will deliver performance art to Augusta

On Friday, Feb. 20, Augusta is being invaded. These invaders, from Athens, are bringing that community's ideas about performance and art and, well, performance art to Augusta for a matched set of ...
By Steven Uhles

Sparks will fly in 'West Side Story'

Against the backdrop of New York City's Upper West Side, a young couple finds their romance ripped apart by the warring factions among their friends when The Augusta Players present West Side Story.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Skillet eager to share music with mainstream audience

There's a perception in the music world that once you've started making a name for yourself among the mainstream, you should stop doing Christian music. But that was never what Skillet was about.
By Lisa Kaylor

Night at the Movies

New this week: Home, Get Hard, The Breakfast Club: 30th Anniversary

Jay Leno, John Fogerty coming to Bell Auditorium

Fogerty will appear May 12; Leno is scheduled for June 4.
By From Staff Reports

Morris Museum added to free admission programs

Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders can now enjoy the more than 5,000 works of southern art housed at the Morris Museum of Art free of charge.
By Lisa Kaylor

Country rapper to play Masters Week event

In 2008, Ford released his debut album, Ride Through the Country, which included the singles "No Trash in My Trailer" and "Cold Beer."
By Susan McCord

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) 276-6264 or

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