Ramblin' Rhodes: 2013 full of highlights for country music artists, fans

...who has starred in several Broadway plays, was among those paying tribute to superstar Shirley McClaine at the 2013 Kennedy Center honors a few days ago on national TV.? George Strait supposedly is doing his last tour. The closest...

Augusta one of select cities for Wynton Marsalis' Mass

...which began Oct. 3 in North Carolina.In addition to its Augusta stop, there was a performance at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, and there will be performances at the Lincoln Center...

Simply historic

...Her fame and her voice have been sounded across the globe, and she's been heard and hailed and recognized at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Europe and beyond.Frankly, it's amazing she has time for all that, given her astounding reach...

Ramblin' Rhodes: Southern Soul & Song to bring back bluegrass favorites

...Still Water Taproom on Broad Street just a few years ago to performing in Carnegie Hall, Ryman Auditorium and the Kennedy Center.Steep Canyon Rangers and Martin collaborated on the album Rare Bird Alert, which was released in 2011 and earned...

Ramblin' Rhodes: Augustans Jones, Murdock take music across globe

...Playboy Jazz Festival in Los Angeles.On her 56th birthday on May 4, she joined Grammy Award winner John Legend at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., for a tribute to the late Marvin Gaye.She and Legend sang many of the classic hits made...

New director picked for Symphony Orchestra Augusta Board

...release.Di Sano recently completed a year as a fellow with the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington. The program is designed to prepare mid-career professionals for executive...

Cirque Dreams creates magic to get audience into 'Holidaze'

...Every year presents a different challenge."The tour that we're bringing to Augusta is the show that we had at the Kennedy Center two years ago," Goldberg said."We have a template for it, but it changes a little bit every year based on the...

New leader wants symphony to be bigger part of Augusta's arts scene

...managing a festival orchestra in Aspen, Colo., before becoming a DeVos Institute of Arts Management fellow at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. ? one of the nation's premier artistic and cultural institutions...

Ramblin' Rhodes: Willie Nelson has been setting music standards for decades

...Maui, Hawaii, where the homes only use solar power.? He has been married four times and has seven children.? He was inducted into the Country Music Association's Hall of Fame in 1993 and was honored by the Kennedy Center in 1998.

Pioneering jazz composer and pianist Dave Brubeck dies

...In 1996, he won a lifetime achievement award from the Grammys and in 2009 he was a Kennedy Center Honors recipient.Brubeck told the AP the Kennedy Center award would have delighted his late mother, Elizabeth Ivey Brubeck, a classical pianist...