Amy Christian



Body of Work

Body of Work

When Cristell Reyes was a child in Puerto Rico, she wanted to be like the famous salsa singer Celia Cruz. “I always sang since I was a little girl, but being in such a traditional Latin country, opera never crossed my mind,” she said. “My middle school was a school specializing in music, exactly like […]

Food Stuff

Food Stuff

There’s been a lot of “new” happening downtown lately. It seems that restaurant after restaurant has opened in the past weeks, months and year, each one more trendy and exciting than the last. This much shiny is easy to get distracted by, meaning it’s also easy to overlook the old(er) favorites that exist downtown. That […]

Food Stuff

Food Stuff

The building at 1002 Broad Street has been home to lots of different types of restaurants: a coffee shop/cafe, a Greek/Italian restaurant and an British pub in recent memory alone. The new resident in that spot isn’t as easy to define. After a visit to Füse on Friday night, however, there are at least two […]

In the Spotlight

In the Spotlight

While most of us have spent the week trying to stay out of the sweltering Georgia sun, Augusta dance instructor Eduardo Diaz has been dealing with a little heat of his own. Diaz and his partner, Jennifer Geyer of Charlotte, N.C., have been in Puerto Rico all week competing in the World Salsa Championships. They […]

The Legacy Continues

The Legacy Continues

The idea for Southbound Smokehouse has been a long time in the making. The restaurant itself? Well, that came together in record time. “I didn’t know how we were going to do it, but we put it together in less than two months, which is just crazy,” said co-owner George Claussen. “I still don’t know […]

A Little Imagination

A Little Imagination

“Honey, we really do have to leave!” You hear that a lot at Imagination Station. Each parent’s voice sounds pleasant enough at first, but soon they become more and more impatient until it ends up sounding something like this: “We’ve. Got. To. Go… NOW!” You really can’t blame the kids, though. If you found a […]

Food Stuff

Food Stuff

I really wanted to go to De Novo for dinner. My curiosity, however, got the better of me and I decided to try a little experiment. You see, I’ve noticed something ever since I moved to Augusta more than a decade ago: fine-dining restaurants can, and usually do, provide a fantastic dinner experience for their […]

International Flair

International Flair

UPDATE: Because fire destroyed the Marshall Square Retirement Resort, all of the remaining Augusta Jewish Film Festival movies will be shown at Adas Yeshurun Synagogue, 935 Johns Road in Augusta. All other information remains the same. A beautiful woman. An unsuspecting shop employee. A not-so-chance meeting that leads to almost a month of agony for […]

A Very Dark Place

A Very Dark Place

“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” has got to be one of the most difficult Broadway musicals to stage. Nevertheless, Brandon Brune said he couldn’t wait to sink his teeth into the role. “It is a tremendously difficult piece,” admitted Brune, who plays the tortured protagonist in the Le Chat Noir production. “From […]

Ahead of the Game

Ahead of the Game

When Stacie Adkins, pregnant with her fourth child, became Columbia County’s first community events specialist nearly 15 years ago, she had less than 10 events to plan each year, which didn’t count a Christmas tree lighting, something she started her second year on the job. Her department consisted of one person (her) and all events […]