Amy Christian



The Year in Food

The Year in Food

It’s been an eventful year for food in Augusta. Beloved, long-standing restaurants have closed and new contenders have made a name for themselves. All this change may be highly stressful for restaurant owners. For those who love to eat out and try anything new, however, it’s been a great year, full of surprises, wishes fulfilled […]

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

“Traditional” has never been a word that’s been used to describe Le Chat Noir, Augusta’s “off Broad Street theatre,” so it should come as no surprise that they aren’t staging a sweet play or musical centered around the season. “Most holiday shows are sickeningly saccharine,” said LCN’s Executive Director Krys Bailey. “When we do a […]

FLIP, Empire State South and Gunshow

FLIP, Empire State South and Gunshow

I am an insufferable snob when it comes to food. It’s not exactly that I want everything to be fancy; after all, I count Totino’s pizza rolls as one of my favorite indulgences (thank God for my 14-year-old, so I don’t have to admit to buying them for myself). No, it’s that I want what […]

Kickstarter campaign helps fund local Messiah performances

Kickstarter campaign helps fund local Messiah performances

It is one of the most famous pieces of music ever composed and it is also one of the most notoriously difficult to perform. It is George Frideric Handel’s Messiah, best known for containing the Hallelujah Chorus. (That chorus is not technically part of the Christmas portion of the three-part oratorio, nor did Handel create […]

CUISINE SCENE: Seek and Ye Shall Find

CUISINE SCENE: Seek and Ye Shall Find

If you’ve never been to Shannon’s, chances are you may get a little lost trying to find the place. “It’s really hard to find unless someone tells you about it,” says Manager Barbara Robinson. “It’s not like we’re right on Washington Road. You kind of have to look for it.” Located in an office complex […]

Random thoughts from a One Direction concert

Random thoughts from a One Direction concert

Last Wednesday, October 1, I took my 14-year-old daughter and her best friend to Atlanta’s Georgia Dome to see One Direction with opening act 5 Seconds of Summer. For the uninitiated, One Direction is made up of Harry, Niall, Liam, Zayn and Louis — five impossibly cute British kids who separately auditioned for the English […]

Fall Means Football

Fall Means Football

Nola loves football. Those three words don’t come close to describing her near-obsession with the game. She devotes more time to it than any 14-year-old girl should. She knows more about it than many grown men I know. Seriously. You want to draw her into conversation? Just start talking about football, and she’ll impress you […]

Arts in the Heart of Augusta Expands, Diversifies

Arts in the Heart of Augusta Expands, Diversifies

Art in the Heart of Augusta will have a decidedly Big Easy flair this year, with the headlining band, a prominent spoken word poet and a stilt walker all hailing from New Orleans. It’s a fitting coincidence, since Arts in the Heart has always aimed to showcase Augusta’s diverse culture. After all, what city in […]

Keeping the Spirit Alive

Keeping the Spirit Alive

“So we have our next victim.” Those were the first words Widespread Panic guitarist Michael Houser said to Sam Holt when they met in Kansas City in the summer of 2000. Holt, a musician, had answered the phone the previous day and agreed to fill in as guitar tech for the band. That meant hopping […]

Food Stuff

Food Stuff

Could you find Lyons, Georgia, on a map? Did you even know there was a Lyons, Georgia? Would it help if I told you it was near Metter and Cobbtown? Wondering where this is going? Puzzled over why I’m asking you so many useless questions on what was supposed to be a nice, relaxed Sunday […]