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Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

It's a big movie weekend at The Big Mo Drive-in

Moviegoers from the Augusta area and beyond will have an opportunity to enjoy a unique movie the weekend at the 16th annual Labor Day Weekend Triple Feature Extravaganza at the Monetta Drive-in ...
By Anne Waits

Pop Rocks: Westobou offerings appeal nicely to different audiences

Like any event that books multiple acts, the Westobou Festival schedule - mark your calendars for Oct. 1-5 - is coming together with evenings of art and entertainment that will appeal to and ...
By Steven Uhles

Ramblin' Rhodes: Oka' Chaffa Indian Festival to move to new location

The third annual Oka' Chaffa Indian Festival is moving up the road apiece from Phinizy Swamp Nature Park to New Savannah Bluff Lock & Dam Park, according to festival co-founder Chipa Wolfe.
By Don Rhodes

Director pulls new strings for 'Music Man' opener in Aiken

When Lisa Kirschner was asked to direct Meredith Wilson's "The Music Man" for the Aiken Community Playhouse season opener, she had one request - to perform with a live orchestra.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wine Time: Philosophy Zinfandel 2011 and Philosophy Sauvignon Blanc 2012

There is a new wine label whose central storyline is organic wine. No winery, no estate vineyards. Just organic wine sourced from the best vineyards the company can find. It's called Philosophy by ...
By Dennis Sodomka

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014

Brown's musicians say they should have been involved in movie

Musicians who worked with James Brown generally like the biopic "Get On Up" but say they should've been consulted on its making.
By Timothy Cox

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014

White Violet brings varied style to Sky City

White Violet, a band with an eclectic sound that thrived off of Athens' renowned music scene, is coming to Augusta with a performance on Aug. 22 at Sky City. They'll be joined by fellow Athens ...
By Jeremy Craig

Ramblin' Rhodes: Malpass Brothers keeping tradition of country alive

The Malpass Brothers discovered a love of country music by playing their grandfather's records. Then, Merle Haggard kind of discovered The Malpass Brothers.
By Don Rhodes

Music by Turner: Band is humbled by stage presence of Sharon Jones

A few weeks ago, I was munching on my popcorn, waiting for the Augusta premiere of the James Brown biopic "Get on Up" to begin when a voice whispered in my ear ...
By Ed Turner

Night at the Movies

New this week: If I Stay; Sin City: A Dame to Kill For; When the Game Stands Tall; What If; Magic in the Moonlight; Boyhood; Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014

Sandy Oaks Ninth Annual Pro Rodeo draws champs, fans from afar

It's rodeo time again, and Sandy and Wesley Quarles of the Lazy J Arena are inviting everyone to get in their best "western mode" and come out to the Sandy Oaks Ninth Annual Pro Rodeo on Aug. 22-23.
By Anne Waits

Wine Time: Zin-Phomaniac 2012, Lodi

One of the best places in the world for growing Zinfandel grapes is Lodi, so when you can find a Zin from Lodi in this price range, it's worth trying.
By Dennis Sodomka

Musical artists to perform at Jessye Norman benefit

The Jessye Norman School of the Arts is bringing three lauded international musicians to Augusta in celebration and support of the school through a benefit concert at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24.
By Jeremy Craig

Country legend Loretta Lynn back at Bell again

The Bell Auditorium stage is familiar to country superstar Loretta Lynn, who has been singing on it for nearly 50 years. Now at 82, she will return to perform Saturday, Aug. 23.
By Don Rhodes

Monday, Aug 18, 2014

The Artside: Artist Activist exhibit explores art for social change

Artist Activist, a group show exploring art as an agent for social change, is the first show of the season at the Mary S. Byrd Gallery on Georgia Regents University's Summerville campus.
By Keith Claussen

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014

Night at the Movies

New this week: The Expendables 3, Let's Be Cops and The Giver

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014

Gordon starts new jazz project, to play Sky City shows

One of jazz's most acclaimed trombonists is coming home to Augusta to share his passion with students as a scholar - and for the public through a live show.
By Jeremy Craig

Cher in the City: It's good to clear your head so you can think of someone else

Everybody needs time to relax, refuel and rest. Clearly that is why vacations are so important. They also sometimes help you to view an old issue with new and less tired eyes.
By Cher Best

Wine Time: Landmark Vineyards Overlook Chardonnay 2012

The Landmark Overlook Chardonnay is made in the rich, classic California style. It is a fun, refreshing wine to drink with or without food. But with food it really comes alive.
By Dennis Sodomka

Pop Rocks: Drivin N Cryin is example of success for musicians

Twenty-five years ago, Drivin N Cryin was a band enjoying, by rock and roll standards, fairly significant success. Last Thursday, a full quarter century later, that same band rolled not into an ...
By Steven Uhles
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A Joyful Noise: Family-friendly comedian Tim Hawkins will perform in Evans

Family-friendly comedian Tim Hawkins brings his Rockshow Comedy Tour to West Acres Baptist Church on Sept. 19.

Pop Rocks: Westobou offerings appeal nicely to different audiences

Like any event that books multiple acts, the Westobou Festival schedule - mark your calendars for Oct. 1-5 - is coming together with evenings of art and entertainment that will appeal to and engage different audiences.
By Steven Uhles

Hunley exhibit to visit area

The exhibit, built by John Dangerfield, is a true-to-life replica of the Hunley, measuring 65 feet long and having a girth of 4 feet. It was created to honor Horace Lawson Hunley, who built the original submarine from a converted steam broiler.
By Travis Highfield

Night at the Movies

New this week: The Maze Runner, A Walk Among the Tombstones, This is Where I Leave You and Tusk

Civil War Symposium returns in November

Area residents will have a chance to relive the intricacies of life during national conflict when the fourth annual Civil War Symposium returns this November.
By Travis Highfield

J. Travis Duncan wins third annual Applaud the Artist contest

A design painted by Evans artist J. Travis Duncan is the winner in the third annual Applaud the Artist Cover Design Contest.
By Mary Frances Hendrix

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