Music by Turner: Ninth month brings nine concerts you want to catch

In honor of September, let's take a quick peek at nine of the more interesting shows set for this month in Augusta, Atlanta and Columbia.

Six make it to finals in 2014 AMPED Music Contest

Round 2 in 2014's AMPED: The Augusta Chronicle Music Contest is complete and the 12 semifinalists have been narrowed to the top six acts.

Last call for local artists

The deadline to draw your own Applause cover is this Thursday.

Vote for your favorite original music in 2014 AMPED contest

An inspiring field of former finalists and new faces, this year's AMPED Music Contest is shaping up to be the most competitive in years.

Pop Rocks: Now is a great moment to check out Posh Hammer

I got my first rock 'n' roll record when I was 9 years old. It was The Eagles' Hotel California album, and I'm pretty sure the appeal was its popularity, the crazy gatefold and the fact that The Eagles sounded a lot like a dude band.

Entries sought for third annual Applaud the Artist cover design contest

Celebrate the arts in our community by entering our third annual Applaud the Artist Cover Contest. The winning entry will be featured on the Sept. 4 Applause fall arts preview edition.

Arts in the Heart Festival kicks off in Augusta Friday

Thousands flocked to downtown Augusta for the opening celebration of the 33rd annual Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival Friday.

Streets being closed for Arts in the Heart festival

Streets have already begun closing in preparation for the three-day Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival, which begins Friday.The festival, which is expected to draw more than 70,000 people downtown, will feature local entertainment...

Browse, eat, be entertained during 33rd Arts in the Heart of Augusta festival

This weekend, cultural diversity in Augusta will take center stage downtown. Rather than shine a light on one country, the 33rd annual Arts in the Heart of Augusta will showcase the rich cultural history in the city with this year's theme - A Celebration of Community.

Rants & Raves

A huge rant to people who complain about getting speeding tickets. If you would obey the speed limit, you would not be ticketed. If you feel the need for speed, go to a racetrack.