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Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014

Pop Rocks: As arts festival grows, so does need for better flow

Arts In the Heart is clearly an event where more is, in fact, more. I think what needs to be addressed is a question of flow.
By Steven Uhles

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014

Coriander Blue wins 2014 AMPED Music Contest

Coriander Blue, a duo that's been performing together for a mere four months, won The Augusta Chronicle's AMPED Music Contest on Saturday with its song Carolina at the Arts in the Heart of Augusta ...
By Mary Frances Hendrix

Festival announces contest winners

On Saturday, two panels of judges announced their picks for the most impressive ethnic associations and artists.

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

2014 AMPED Music Contest finals Saturday

This year's AMPED Music Contest finalists range in age from a young diva not yet able to apply for a driver's license to a drummer who chooses to spend his retirement rocking.
By Steven Uhles

Meet the 2014 AMPED Finalists: Hound of Goshen

Built on the idea that there's creative capital to be found in discomfort, Hound of Goshen features four veteran musicians who decided to start a band that placed them in unfamiliar territory.
By Steven Uhles

Meet the 2014 AMPED Finalists: Ca$h Bled$oe

It all started with a wig. Bill Quattlebaum never considered himself much of a songwriter or musician. But that all changed when he found an absurd pompadour wig and, on a whim, tried it on. That, ...
By Steven Uhles

Meet the 2014 AMPED Finalists: Cayla Madison

At 15, Cayla Madison has discovered that making music is far more satisfying when the songs she sings are her own.
By Steven Uhles

Meet the 2014 AMPED Finalists: Coriander Blue

Together less than four months, Coriander Blue is a partnership born on a music store bulletin board. "I had just lost my job," said Donna Jo Carroll, the duo's singer. "And I decided that it was ...
By Steven Uhles

Meet the 2014 AMPED Finalists: Livingroom Legends

Although the calendar says the Livingroom Legends, a former AMPED champion, is well into its lucky 13th year, the band acknowledges that there are a lot of people who might be unfamiliar with the ...
By Steven Uhles

Meet the 2014 AMPED Finalists: The Vellotones

The band that has for years billed itself as Augusta's opening act never thought it would have much longevity. It was, after all, more of a social vehicle than a musical one.
By Steven Uhles

Arts in the Heart opens

The 34th annual event kicked off Friday, beginning a three-day celebration spotlighting arts, music and global cuisine.
By Doug Stutsman

Campers wait for Guitar Pull tickets

In what has become an annual tradition, eager music fans got in line early to score tickets to the Guitar Pull country music concert.
By Meg Mirshak

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

Popular haunted house closed for 2014

The Grovetown-based haunted house, Nightmare Plantation, released a statement on its Web site saying the attraction is taking the year off because of damage from February's ice storm.
By Doug Stutsman

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Night at the Movies

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

Jeremy Graham Band to open for Montgomery Gentry

Montgomery Gentry concertgoers will have the chance to hear a song from a local band that should hit the radio waves early next year.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wine Time: Amapola Creek Chardonnay 2012, Russian River Valley

The flavor of the Amapola Creek Chardonnay 2012 is classic Chardonnay, full of pears, apples, melon and toasted oak. It is a powerful wine, complex, with layer after layer of flavor.
By Dennis Sodomka

Music by Turner: War within doesn't hurt tunes

"Why Can't We Be Friends?" No, its not just the name of the great top-10 smash from 1975 from the legendary group War. The song's title also is a very appropriate description of the current status ...
By Ed Turner

The Artside: Sacred Heart exhibit features Swanagin landscapes

Artist David Swanagin returns to Augusta for a solo exhibit opening Sept. 18 at Sacred Heart Cultural Center.
By Keith Claussen

Tuesday's Music Live season opens with piano concert

Tuesday's Music Live opens its 27th season with a free concert by New York City pianist Fred Moyer.

The Revivalists to play twice: festival, then Sky City encore

The Revivalists are playing in Augusta for the first time on Saturday, Sept. 20. And the band is making the first visit count, by not only playing a 7:30 p.m. show at the Arts in the Heart of ...
By Alan Sculley
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2014 Arts Preview

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

Here come the fall festivals

Many churches offer members and the community an opportunity to fellowship while participating in outdoor activities ranging from bonfires to hayrides to movies on the lawn.
By Lisa Kaylor

Night at the Movies

New this week: Fury, The Best of Me, The Book of Life

Dine & Dish: Tasty chicken and waffle is best of Bees Knees menu

Bee's Knees, the funky downtown Augusta tapas bar, has a cool, artistic vibe, and is exactly the kind of restaurant you'd expect to have a secret menu item.
By Danielle Wong Moores

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