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James Brown | The Augusta Chronicle

...violence and drug possession. Local honors to the legendary musician include the renaming of the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center to James Brown Arena in September 2006, the renaming of 9th Street to James Brown Boulevard in 1993, and a life-size...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/people/james-brown
Pop Rocks: Changes bring big return for two Augusta venues

When I returned to Augusta some 15 years ago, the James Brown Arena, then known as the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, was in a shambles.That is not hyperbole.It had recently invested in some expensive ice-making equipment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2015-09-09/pop-rocks-changes-bri
Ramblin' Rhodes: Collin Raye to perform country hits in acoustic set

...star Collin Raye, who was racking up hit after hit single in the 1990s and performed at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center (now James Brown Arena), returns to the area to perform an acoustic concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2015-11-11/ramblin-rhodes-collin
M*A*S*H* concert opening acts have rock-country flavor

...months before his father, Waylon Jennings, became the first major act to open the then new Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center.He also was born three years after his father and his mother, Jessi Colter, joined Willie Nelson and Tompall...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2015-10-22/mash-concert-opening-
The next stage

...can keep it running, but won't turn it into a new car.When the arena opened in 1980 as the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, it was the best that 1960s-era design and 1970s-era construction had to offer. But its concrete and steel have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-06-21/next-stage
Museum event will celebrate James Brown's birthday

...Boulevard, the erection of a life-sized bronze statue on Broad Street, rechristening the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center as James Brown Arena, and housing an interactive exhibit highlighting Brown's rise to fame at Augusta Museum...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2015-04-21/museum-event-will-cel
Augusta block party will pay tribute to James Brown

...and personal artifacts from Brown's life.In the 1990s, Brown held his Birthday Bash at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, renamed the James Brown Arena. After his death, efforts to continue the event were not successful.Brown-Thomas...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-17/augusta-block-party-will-pay-
Curtis Baptist falls in double overtime in state championship game

...Crusaders took two overtimes to decide a winner in the SCISA Class A state championship game Saturday at the Sumter County Civic Center.When the dust finally settled, it was No. 3 seed Laurens Academy who came out on top, 46-38, against Curtis...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/2015-02-28/curtis-baptist-falls-
'Money' Mayweather once fought in Augusta for free

...today by John Branch of The New York Times. That meeting would take place in Augusta at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, as the James Brown Arena was known in those days, which hosted the Olympic boxing finals for a nationally televised...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/mike-rosier/2015-05-02/money-mayw
Ramblin' Rhodes: Take a short drive to Newberry to see top music acts

...Wilhoite who performed often at Horne's Motor Lodge and also at other local nightclubs and in the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center (now James Brown Arena) with country music stars beginning when he was 12 years old.The resident of Cartersville...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2014-08-12/ramblin-rhodes-take-s