Amy Christian



All-Star drummer conducts clinic in Augusta

All-Star drummer conducts clinic in Augusta

Those who attend Gregg Bissonette’s drum clinic on Friday are in for a treat. Not only will they hear the Grammy Award winner play and be able to ask him questions, but they’ll hear a whole lot of stories from his nearly five decades in the music business. They might hear about his “big-time mullet” […]

“Thug Kitchen” delivers on taste, if not on attitude

“Thug Kitchen” delivers on taste, if not on attitude

“Are you easily offended?” It’s a question I ask all who interview to work at the Metro Spirit, and it’s the first thing I knew I had to make clear when I decided to review my brand-new cookbook “Thug Kitchen.” “Thug Kitchen” was a late Christmas present from Santa and the tagline under the name […]

Food Stuff

Food Stuff

If you ever go for dinner at Columbia County’s American Legion Post, settle in for a long, fun evening. Why would I even think about going to dinner at the American Legion, you may be asking yourself. It’s a good question, but one that may have a little bit of an unexpected answer. Yes, the […]

Benefit concert just keeps growing

Benefit concert just keeps growing

For a benefit concert that is only five years old, Music for Memories has been able to secure some pretty big-name talent. Lee Brice, Montgomery Gentry and Scotty McCreery have all taken the Country Club stage and, this year, it’s Cole Swindell’s turn to help raise money for the Jud C. Hickey Center for Alzheimer’s […]

Food Stuff

Food Stuff

Kevin Gillespie keeps collecting accolades. The Atlanta chef became a household name in 2009 when he became a finalist on Top Chef’s season 6. He was beloved that season as much for his humble attitude (more apparent considering it was such a sharp contrast with the eventual winner, the douchy egomaniac Michael Voltaggio) and ginger […]

Players tackle the groundbreaking “West Side Story”

Players tackle the groundbreaking “West Side Story”

“West Side Story” may be one of Debi Ballas’ favorite musicals, but there’s a good reason the Augusta Players haven’t staged a production of it in a very long time. “We did it 11 years ago,” laughed Ballas, director of the musical that shows this weekend at the Imperial Theatre, “and it took me this […]

Wild Wing Cafe’s success built on food, music and family

Wild Wing Cafe’s success built on food, music and family

There are three things Tricie Scholer wants her restaurant to be known for, and the first should be obvious from its name. Tricie and her husband Jan have owned Wild Wing Cafe on Washington Road for almost 11 years now. That’s long enough for their son Daniel to become the general manager and another son, […]

Food Stuff

Food Stuff

Movoto.com is basically a real estate website, but its insider section focuses on lists about different cities that they hope will be shared ad infinitum on social media. It recently mentioned a local bar in its list “These 15 Georgia Bars Will Make You Want To Stay Until Last Call.” Along with Sister Louisa’s Church […]

Food Stuff

Food Stuff

Growing pains aren’t limited to toddlers and teenagers. Just ask Susan Steinberg, chair of Empty Bowl. For this first time in its 14-year history, this event that raises funds for both Golden Harvest Food Bank and the Augusta Jewish Community Center won’t be held at the center itself. “This year we have moved the event […]

The Whole Package

The Whole Package

A grocery store is a grocery store, right? Well, not exactly. Take Whole Foods, for instance. Open since last September, the chain prides itself of being “America’s healthiest grocery store.” That, says Marketing Team Leader Melissa Brown, tends to scare some shoppers. “I think a lot of people don’t realize how important it is to […]