Amy Christian



Reaping Success

Reaping Success

Music composer Mark Swanson enjoyed moderate success when he lived in Los Angeles, California, even scoring two films for Showtime Entertainment. It wasn’t until he and his family moved to back to Augusta, however, that his creative career really began to take off. “I never would have thought that I would get my big break […]

Food Stuff

Food Stuff

  If you don’t know that Havird Usry is going to be on “Food Network Star,” which begins this Sunday, May 22, at 9 p.m. on the Food Network, then you’re either not from Augusta or you’ve been living under a rock. Since the news broke in March that Havird, co-owner of Fat Man’s Mill […]

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

For eight years, Roux’s Catering owner Robert Williams spent Masters Week right in the heart of the action; his hospitality house, The Lodge on Heath, was near Berckmans Road, right across from the famed Augusta National. Masters Week 2016 found Williams once again on Berckmans Road. The Lodge, however, was gone. “I went over this […]

Food Stuff

Food Stuff

When Eric and Kristi Kinlaw decided a few years ago that they wanted to open a second establishment, Eric knew that he wanted beer to be the focal point. After all, it’s what he’d wanted to do at their first place, The Bee’s Knees. They just didn’t have the room. “When the alcohol laws in […]

Honoring Those Who Serve

Honoring Those Who Serve

As good ideas frequently do, the idea for what is now Thunder Over Evans came to Windsor Jewelers’ Donnie Thompson completely by chance but also by careful observation. “This was back years ago,” he said, although he still shakes his head at the memory. “I was standing at the airport taking a plane to Charlotte […]

Food Stuff

Food Stuff

It’s fitting that Manuel Verney Carron’s new venture is located in what used to be the sales office at Hammond’s Ferry. Let’s face it: there’s no better way to sell someone on a neighborhood than by offering what The Larder at Hammond’s Ferry does. What does it offer? Breakfast, lunch, tapas at dinner, ice cream, […]

Take Me to the River

Take Me to the River

What’s the difference between a violinist and a fiddle player? “Well, the funny answer is a violinist has all of their teeth,” says Ryan Young. Young can say that without taking offense because he’s both. He began classical violin training through the fourth grade orchestra, but morphed into a fiddle player when a band in […]

‘When I Come Home’

‘When I Come Home’

On May 3, Augusta will celebrate the Godfather of Soul’s birthday with a party at the Augusta Common the likes of which the city won’t soon forget. Now free, thanks to the generosity of title sponsor Copenhaver Consulting, and with proceeds benefiting the James Brown Academy of Musik Pupils, the bash will reunite 13 members […]

Modern, Yet Classic

Modern, Yet Classic

Staging one of Broadway’s most famous musicals is an ambitious project for any local theatre group. That, however, is exactly what Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School is doing when it brings “Guys and Dolls” to life this weekend. And while other troupes may only have a small group of actors and support staff staging a […]

Drink Up!

Drink Up!

Tickets are going fast for the inaugural Augusta Craft Beer Festival, a joint effort between the Augusta Sports League and the Augusta GreenJackets. “We’re selling about 50 tickets a day,” said Keith Edmondson, director of the Augusta Sports League and one of the festival’s organizers. “We are expecting somewhere between 750 and 1,000 people on […]