Amy Christian



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 […]

Food Stuff

Food Stuff

When three local businessmen decided to buy Durty Gurl, a “cocktail condiments” company, they inherited the slightly racy name. Now, one year later, that name and its pinup girl logo art are what help Durty Gurl stand out from the crowd. Well, that and the delicious taste and unique characteristics of their two Bloody Mary […]

Remembering the Forgotten

Remembering the Forgotten

She calls her clients “the forgotten ones” and feels it’s her mission to remember as many of them as possible. That’s why Helen McVicker started When Help Can’t Wait and, 10 years later, the organization has a small army of volunteers helping between 6,000 and 7,000 nursing home residents a year. They don’t quite get […]

Food Stuff

Food Stuff

Leave your expectations at the door when you visit Abuela’s Seafood. Why? Well, for one thing, it’s not a very fancy door and what lies beyond it is pretty bare bones as well. Located with the Augusta Business Center, an odd assortment of restaurants, bars, shops and offices on Shartom Drive off Washington Road, Abuela’s […]

Road to the Ring

Road to the Ring

Cade Dement comes from a long line of fighters, but that doesn’t mean the 19-year-old’s road to the ring was an easy one. The first roadblock? Cade just happens to be a girl. “I’ve always wanted to fight but my dad never let me pursue it because I was a girl,” Cade said during a […]

Food Stuff

Food Stuff

It’s been two hours since I left Broad Street’s The Sports Center. I still reek of grilled onions and haven’t gotten a thing done at work since, but damn was it worth it. Haven’t been to The Sports Center? It’s understandable. It’s a little sketchy looking and located right next door to Luigi’s, so most […]

Go!

Go!

It’s a year of transition for the Augusta University Half Marathon and 10K, and runners who line up at the starting line on Sunday, February 28, are in for a lot of firsts and lasts. It’s the first year, for instance, for the event’s new name, as well as the first time 10K finishers will […]