Ramblin' Rhodes: Lambert's Pink Guitars tour is showcase for women

...Jackson, Waylon Jennings, Bob Seger, The Eagles, Mariah Carey, Lauryn Hill and old soul favorites of her parents like Ray Charles.She credits Thom Schuyler as "the reason I have any capability of writing songs."Schuyler, some of you will remember...

Ramblin' Rhodes: 45 years of columns make for some notable quotes

...to get some people to speak to you.'" BUCK OWENS: "A guy said to me, 'You're so lucky. You have people like Ray Charles, Barbra Streisand and The Beatles doing your songs.' I figured out, though, the harder I work the luckier I get...

Ramblin' Rhodes: Georgia Music Hall of Fame's Royal had unique voice

...producer Bill Lowery (later to become one of the first two inductees into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame along with Ray Charles) heard it and took it to Columbia Records, which signed Royal to a contract.That would be the first of a long...

Plans to enhance Augusta's James Brown tribute advance

...amphitheater, a playground, a park, public art features, a splash pad and other attractions within a few steps of Ray Charles Plaza, the city's tribute to its most famous native son.Though Augusta has a 10-year, $25 million Broad Street...

Wedding-party music should blend harmoniously with every setting

...she says, to the early part of the reception, when older guests want to hear Benny Goodman's Sing, Sing, Sing or Ray Charles' What'd I Say. Later, friends and family might want to hear Kesha and hip-hop. (She also recommends using iTunes...

Sculptor picked for Georgia's MLK statue dies from injuries in wreck

...in his hometown of McDonough. He brought people from Georgia to life through sculpture, including works of musician Ray Charles and Chick-Fil-A founder Truett Cathy. He was a bohemian who refused to wear shoes whenever possible but took his...

MLK sculptor in grave condition

...has any brain activity.Gov. Nathan Deal last month announced Davis's commissioning for the King statue. The artist's other works include a bronze sculpture in downtown Albany depicting Ray Charles singing and playing a grand piano.

Georgia sculptor selected for Martin Luther King Jr. statue to stand on grounds of Georgia Capitol

...Davis, a sculptor since 1999, works from his studio in McDonough. His previous works include statues of music legend Ray Charles, the Georgia Police Memorial, Chick-Fil-A founder Truett Cathy, Griffin County founder Gen. Lawrence Griffin...

City officials amazed by Albany's riverfront efforts

They came to see Ray Charles but took in much more.A small Augusta...but they learned the $2.2 million Ray Charles Plaza was just a piece of the effort...Brown, Williams was most impressed by Ray Charles Plaza."I was floored," despite...

Former commissioner unlikely to sway panel on stormwater fee

...Mayor Hardie Davis, five commissioners and a deputy administrator are going to Albany, Ga., this week to see the Ray Charles Plaza on the Flint River. They'll meet with city officials and get ideas about jazzing up the James Brown attraction...