Valerie Emerick



Chainsaw Masscara gives Seawell his own voice

Chainsaw Masscara gives Seawell his own voice

Ever wonder what might happen if Alice Cooper and David Bowie got together and had a child with Lady Gaga? Are you a fan of Hedwig and the Angry Inch and theatrical rock shows with a fun theme? Chainsaw Masscara might have what you are looking for. Formed in June of 2013, Chainsaw Masscara grew […]

Music and More Highlight Series at PKP

Music and More Highlight Series at PKP

When most people think of Pendleton King Park, newcomers to the area probably know it best for disc golf or the dog park. Long-time Augusta residents will probably remember a much seedier past — but that is all changing. Pendleton King Park is establishing a reputation for being a place for families to go and […]

“Tribes” Explores Communication Barriers

“Tribes” Explores Communication Barriers

How do we communicate? What happens when we don’t communicate or when there are barriers that make communicating a challenge? Nina Raine’s original play, “Tribes,” presented by Georgia Regents University (GRU) Communications Department, attempts to tackle those questions and more as it follows the story of a man who was born deaf into a hearing […]

Festival offers a glimpse inside the GHIA

Festival offers a glimpse inside the GHIA

The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art (GHIA) will present its eighth annual Spring Artists’ Market and Festival, March 14-21. Located in downtown Augusta in the historic structure known as Ware’s Folly, for 75 years GHIA has served as an independent visual arts school in the Central Savannah River Area and offers studio art classes and […]

Famous company visits Augusta for the first time

Famous company visits Augusta for the first time

On Saturday, March 1, the Martha Graham Dance Company will perform in Augusta for the first time ever. The dance recital will take place at the Imperial Theatre and is presented by Augusta Ballet. Additionally, on Friday, February 28, professional dancers from the visiting Martha Graham Dance Company will instruct two master classes that are […]

Discover Dave at Documentary Screening

Discover Dave at Documentary Screening

The documentary “Discovering Dave: Spirit Captured in Clay” will be screened at the main branch of the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library on Wednesday, February 26. The film is based on the life of the Edgefield, South Carolina, slave named David Drake who created pottery in the 1800s. The documentary was released in September 2013 and […]

Sector 7G closes its doors after nine years of music

Sector 7G closes its doors after nine years of music

February 22 will mark the end of an era in Augusta’s local music scene. All-ages venue Sector 7G will host its last show and close its doors for good. The venue was first opened in 2005 by Nick Laws, and was most recently owned and operated by Bryan Levy with help from his family. Over […]

Artists, Community Benefit from Wet Paint Party

Artists, Community Benefit from Wet Paint Party

This Saturday night, the Greater Augusta Arts Council (GAAC) will be holding its annual Wet Paint Party and Sale, which is a combination membership drive and art party. The event also includes a runway-style vintage fashion and hair show presented by Vintage Ooollee and Modish Salon and Spa. This year, moe than 60 local artists […]

Emerging Writers Meet for a Weekend Conference That’s Not Sandhills

Emerging Writers Meet for a Weekend Conference That’s Not Sandhills

The department of English and Foreign Languages and the division of Professional and Community Education of Georgia Regents University (GRU) present the second annual Writers Weekend at Summerville to take place on the GRU Summerville campus February 6-8. The Writers Weekend will feature award-winning authors and faculty from diverse backgrounds who have been selected to […]