Congratulations to Richard Christian on winning the tickets to the Widespread Panic concert at the James Brown Arena on June 11!
Head downtown to Sky City on Broad Street this Friday night and catch the talented, brilliant and easy on the ears Kenny George Band as they record both audio and video of their live performance for a live album expected to be released this fall. The five-member group will be performing songs
The Morris Museum of Art recently wrapped up four week-long summer camps that taught students ages 10-15 the basics of photography and, to celebrate, the campers’ work will be on display in the Art Education Gallery through August 30. A free reception will be held Sunday, August 23, at 1 p.m.
Don Cleary knew at four years old that he wanted to play the piano but, when Santa visited his house that year, he didn’t quite get what he had expected. “I got a little teeny toy thing and I just looked at Mom and Dad and couldn’t figure out why Santa couldn’t figure out that […]
A wall of sound is set to launch across the Savannah River from the Jessye Norman Amphitheatre as Augusta welcomes Moon Taxi for an all-ages show on Thursday, August 20. As the first of the two-part Riverwalk Revival Series, Moon Taxi promises to return with yet another high-energy concert as
Every Monday during the Summer Reading Program, the Columbia County Library’s meeting room was packed with excited teens. A buzz of quiet conversation flowed from one to the next, most stationed in front of computer schematics, soldering equipment, and robotics components. This is the
Down on Walton Way a big cow stands atop a red and white building looking out at the traffic and soaking up the sun. It’s been there for a couple of years now, having moved from its original home on Highway 1, where it had been a fixture since the late ‘60s. Some folks know […]
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,
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
If only they could’ve kept the dinosaurs from killing the bejesus out of everyone, the Jurassic World theme park of “Jurassic World” would’ve made a helluva vacation spot. Gyro-hamster balls to let you glide through pastures of brontosaurs; a jungly lazy river for
Steve Cassell, assistant director of Traffic and Engineering for the city of Augusta, has been bringing art to the streets of Richmond County. The 23 painted traffic signal cabinets, aka boxes, throughout Richmond County were his brainchild, intended both as a means of bringing art to the
The evolution of the Melissa McCarthy comedy has stumbled ahead somewhat with “Spy,” a spook spoof in which the joke, for once, is not that McCarthy is a bumbling lout (see: “Tammy”), but rather than she’s secretly, perhaps even to her, incredibly good at her job.
What disaster highlight reel “San Andreas” lacks in wit or originality, it makes up for in scale. You could have made an entire action flick that climaxes with the Hoover Dam getting smashed up and washed away — that’s a legit catastrophe-spectacle. Instead, in “San
When Disney sets out to retrofit a movie franchise against an existing, storyless section of it theme parks, you’d have to assume the worst — notwithstanding the vein of gold it struck with the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise. Now we get “Tomorrowland,” which
Till now, movies have simply been going through the motions — frame, shot, action, cut, edits, whatever. All movies have been exposed as the milquetoast hackwork they are by the movie literally to end all movies, “Mad Max: Fury Road.” Cineplexes have yet to pull other films to make
Does location matter when it comes to finding great food? I don’t think so. In fact, two of my idols — Alton Brown and Anthony Bourdain — have built their TV careers out of seeking hidden gems in the most remote regions of our country. Heading to Sam’s Hot Dog Stand in Martinez made me […]
The sequel to “The Avengers” has been chugging along in the background of moviedom for the past three years, since the first one became the third-highest-grossing film in history. The wait for “Avengers: Age of Ultron” has been three years of are-we-there-yet, with
Casually elegant in concept and spookily claustrophobic in execution, “Ex Machina” plops us into the near future, when a hermit genius has devised a foxy android capable of convincing even the audience that she’s got a thing for nerds. A coder named Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson)
The central conceit of “Unfriended,” the latest cheapo horror flick to sate you till summer blockbusters arrive, is also its motivating gimmick. Six teenagers gather online (mostly via Skype, iMessage and Facebook) and notice a strange anonymous character in the video chat room with
“Woman in Gold,” a cinematic glass of Chardonnay, pairs Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds as an odd-couple team out to right an old Nazi wrong. She’s Maria Altmann, 80-something and living quietly in Los Angeles, an immigrant since escaping Vienna at the brink of the second world
Jason Craig is an artist who doesn’t really like to paint all that much. “A lot of artists paint and it’s therapeutic for them,” he said. “For me, it’s like building a house. I don’t want to hang drywall; I just want to live in a house that’s warm. The ‘I’m doing that’ kind of […]