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Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016

36th year of Arts in the Heart of Augusta to bring favorites, new stuff

Arts in the Heart of Augusta returns for its 36th year this weekend with some favorites but also with a few changes. Organizers estimate the festival will draw as many as 80,000 people into ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016

The Artside: Be sure to seek out local artists at Arts in the Heart and elsewhere

Ethnic foods and artists from multiple visual and performing media can only mean one thing - it's time for Arts in the Heart of Augusta. If you're headed downtown Sept. 16-18, check out some ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Ramblin' Rhodes: Dixie Echoes to deliver Southern gospel message twice

One of Southern gospel music's most popular groups, The Dixie Echoes, has been performing in the Augusta area since the mid-1960s including hosting major gospel music shows at Bell Auditorium.
By Don Rhodes

Music by Turner: Did someone say, 'Play it again and again and again, Sam'?

Like many of you, I've always felt a strong, spiritual connection with the ocean, especially when the music is just … right!
By Ed Turner

Friday, Sept. 9, 2016

Planetarium plans moon show

AIKEN -- The Ruth Patrick Science Education Center and the DuPont Planetarium will hold the annual Observe the Moon Night from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday

Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016

Guitar Pull tickets, acts announced

Officials have announced the lineup for November's annual Guitar Pull concert, which go on sale next week.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Linda Hardy wins fifth annual Applaud the Artist contest

The cover design created by Augusta artist Linda Hardy was selected as the winner of the fifth annual Applaud the Artist Cover Design Contest.
By Mary Frances Hendrix

Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016

Choreographer captures Wonderland with  'Alice'

In honor of the Imperial Theatre's upcoming 100th anniversary, the Columbia County Ballet will present a fanciful adventure in Wonderland with Michael Viator's original production of Alice.
By Diana Renee Williams

Pop Rocks: Radio's personality certainly has changed over the years

Will the last DJ out the door please remember to turn off the radio?
By Steven Uhles

Ramblin' Rhodes: PBS in Georgia has come a long way in half century

Public television broadcasting certainly has come a long way since when Georgia educational TV station WCES in Wrens serving the Augusta area went on the air 50 years ago on Sept. 12, 1966.
By Don Rhodes

Dine & Dish: The Bradley in Aiken is lovely surprise

For our 12th anniversary, we had planned a low-key evening, no surprises: just a nice dinner out at someplace we'd never been - The Bradley in Aiken.
By Danielle Wong Moores

Wine Time: Avignonesi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2013, Italy

If you have drunk a few bottles of Italian wine chances are good that at some point you've wondered about Montepulciano.
By Dennis Sodomka

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016

Boney James with Marsha Ambrosius concert canceled

The Boney James with Marsha Ambrosius concert scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at Bell Auditorium, has been canceled "due to unforeseen circumstances."

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 multi-day event with activities Sept. 2-4.

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 ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016

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, ...
By Don Rhodes

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

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 ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

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

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

2016-17 Arts Preview: A season full of art, music, theater, dance and more ...

The 2016-17 season is upon us with a schedule that's filled to the brim with visual arts, music, theater, dance and then some.

Learn history on Augusta Ghost Trolley tours

Augusta Ghost Trolley offers tours year-round, but is kicking off its fall/winter season this weekend with some themed tours available.

Music cruises continue through October

There's just about one more month to take a Moonlight Music Cruise before the colder months set in.

Relive '90s with Vanilla Ice, Coolio

If you love '90s music, then you are in luck when the "I Love the '90s Tour" brings a heavy does of nostalgia to James Brown Arena at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10.
By Diana Renee Williams

Halloween happenings this week

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