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Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014

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

Ramblin' Rhodes: Take a short drive to Newberry to see top music acts

The Newberry (S.C.) Opera House has revealed its 2014-2015 performances schedule, and it's another great line-up of entertainment within driving distance from Augusta.
By Don Rhodes

Dine & Dish: Osaka Sushi has fun, family atmosphere

The bamboo curtain behind the front window of Osaka Sushi shook vigorously, and I peered inside, trying to make out who was trying to get our attention.
By Danielle Wong Moores

Monday, Aug 11, 2014

Center to replace ice skating rink

A trampoline park is bouncing into the Augusta Ice Sports Center after the ice rink closes later this month.
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014

Night at the Movies

New this week: A Most Wanted Man, Into The Storm, Step Up All In, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) and The Hundred-Foot Journey

Ed Turner and Number 9 create 'musical time machine'

It is a weeknight, and pianist/singer Ed Turner and his No. 9 musicians as usual are playing to a full house. Only this "full house" consists of Turner and his six other core band musicians, a new ...
By Don Rhodes

Ramblin' Rhodes: Series bring pianists, singers, bluegrass artists to stage

The 2014-2015 lineups for the Morris Museum of Art's Budweiser True Music Southern Soul & Song concert series and the Waynesboro-Burke County Concert Series have been announced.
By Don Rhodes

Wine Time: Baron de Hoen Cremant d'Alsace Brut NV, Alsace

I love Champagne, but I can't afford to drink it every day. No worries. There are many less expensive alternatives, including one of my favorites, Cremant d'Alsace.
By Dennis Sodomka

The Artside: Photos, mosaics to draw attention

Photographer Colleen Morgan will be featured in a solo exhibit opening Aug. 7 at Aiken Center for the Arts, and Midtown Market is ramping up its First Thursday event featuring Tina Goldsmith.
By Keith Claussen

Thursday, July 31, 2014

2014 AMPED Music Contest semifinalists announced

Twenty-five original music acts have been trimmed to 12 for voting in the semifinal round of the Augusta Chronicle's annual AMPED Music Contest.

Most characters in 'Get On Up' played real role in James Brown's life

Movie-making folks often love to create characters that never existed or were compilations of real people when a biography film is made of someone famous. But in the case of "Get On Up," which ...
By Don Rhodes

Boseman captures essence of James Brown

When Chadwick Boseman was cast as the legendary entertainer and South Carolina native James Brown in this year's movie "Get On Up," music and movie fans everywhere asked, "Who?"
By Don Rhodes

2014 Arts Preview

Our 2014 Arts Preview includes everything from dance and music to theater and art.

Night at the Movies

New this week: Dolphin Tale 2, No Good Deed and Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt?

Jerry Seinfeld to perform at Bell Auditorium

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld will perform his stand-up routine this January at Bell Auditorium.

Mellencamp to perform next June

John Mellencamp will be making a stop in Augusta next summer as part of his Plain Spoken tour.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

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.

Edgefield Theatre troupe to stage its first mystery, 'Night Watch'

Director Dave Engleman said Edgefield County Theatre Company's very first murder mystery, Night Watch, will keep theatergoers on the edge of their seats.
By Anne Waits

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

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

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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