Arts and Entertainment

Bell Auditorium project finished ‘on time’ and ‘on budget’

By Charmain Z. Brackett · 28 May 2024 · 0

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Tuesday for the upgrades to the Bell Auditorium.

Mural highlights work of Salvation Army

By Charmain Z. Brackett · 19 May 2024 · Comments Off on Mural highlights work of Salvation Army

Two artists are painting a mural inside the new Salvation Army Family Store in Columbia County, which is set for a June opening.

Tony Award-winning musical makes its Augusta premiere at Le Chat Noir

By Charmain Z. Brackett · 16 May 2024 · Comments Off on Tony Award-winning musical makes its Augusta premiere at Le Chat Noir

“Urinetown,” the winner of three Tony Awards, will be at Le Chat Noir for five performances starting May 17.

Artist hopes people fold requests into paper airplanes

By Charmain Z. Brackett · 14 May 2024 · Comments Off on Artist hopes people fold requests into paper airplanes

Ben Folds bring his Paper Airplane Request Tour to the Bell Auditorium May 31.

‘Mister Sleep’ filmmaker returns to shoot another movie in area during month of May

By Charmain Z. Brackett · 13 May 2024 · 1

A psychological thriller is being shot in the Augusta area this month.

Augusta Symphony season finale May 11 features U.S. premiere

By Staff Report · 09 May 2024 · Comments Off on Augusta Symphony season finale May 11 features U.S. premiere

The Augusta Symphony’s season finale is May 11 at the Miller Theater.

Wynton Marsalis to headline 30th Blind Willie McTell Festival Sept. 7

By Staff Report · 09 May 2024 · Comments Off on Wynton Marsalis to headline 30th Blind Willie McTell Festival Sept. 7

Wynton Marsalis and his septet will headline the 30th anniversary of the Blind Willie McTell Festival on Sept. 7.

Dance, acrobatics tell story of ‘The Thorn’

By Charmain Z. Brackett · 14 Apr 2024 · Comments Off on Dance, acrobatics tell story of ‘The Thorn’

“The Thorn” takes a unique approach to retelling the story of Jesus through dance, aerial acts and martial arts. Its creator said “The Thorn” is not a church service but a performing arts’ event. It will be at the Columbia County Performing Arts Center April 22-23.

Arts in the Heart relocating for 2024 festival

By Staff Report · 14 Mar 2024 · 1

Arts in the Heart of Augusta will move over a couple of streets in 2024.

Pexcho’s celebrates two-headed T. rex with weekend of events

By Charmain Z. Brackett · 25 Feb 2024 · Comments Off on Pexcho’s celebrates two-headed T. rex with weekend of events

Pexcho’s American Dime Museum has two days filled with events surrounding the launch of a new exhibit.

The fabric of James Brown’s hometown is woven into A&E docu-series

By Charmain Z. Brackett · 17 Feb 2024 · Comments Off on The fabric of James Brown’s hometown is woven into A&E docu-series

Award-winning filmmaker Deborah Riley Draper spent a lot of time in Augusta while making her docu-series on James Brown.

Renaissance Fair set for Feb. 3-4

By Staff Report · 01 Feb 2024 · Comments Off on Renaissance Fair set for Feb. 3-4

DragonFaire is set for Saturday and Sunday in Trenton, S.C.

Two-night A&E documentary highlighting life of James Brown to air in February

By Charmain Z. Brackett · 22 Jan 2024 · Comments Off on Two-night A&E documentary highlighting life of James Brown to air in February

The daughter of the Godfather of Soul is excited about a two-night documentary, “James Brown: Say it Loud,” set to air on A&E in February.

Audiences flock to shows at Columbia County Performing Arts Center

By Charmain Z. Brackett · 14 Jan 2024 · Comments Off on Audiences flock to shows at Columbia County Performing Arts Center

The Columbia County Performing Arts Center drew more than 20,000 visitors in the last two months of 2023.