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Ramblin' Rhodes: Then, as now, great acts stop here

There have been a lot of entertainment happenings in the first few months of this year with several major stars in town, and that also was true of the first few months 100 years ago in 1915.
Augusta singer clears hurdle on 'American Idol'

On Thursday, Augusta singer and musician Miranda Pokrzywinski could officially say the four words her family and friends had waited to hear: "I'm going to Hollywood!"
What Is It?

Did you recognize last week's 1939 Plymouth, and do you know the make and model of this week's car? We don't know the year, but you might.
'Obamabot' no more

One can only hope she, and others lured by false liberal promises, won't get fooled again.
Around the block

The American Radio Relay League will hold its annual Field Day at 2 p.m. June 28 through 2 p.m. June 29. The public is invited to join the Augusta chapter at Blythe City Hall, 294 Church St.
Augusta Players ready to meet demands of 'Wizard of Oz' fans

The Augusta Players will pay homage to 'The Wizard of Oz', the film classic celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, with performances at Imperial Theatre on May 9-11.
Ramblin' Rhodes: Weekend is full of bluegrass, blues and country music

...streets) in the play The Runaway in January 1912 and in the play Jerry in March 1915?And, believe it or not, The Wizard of Oz was first shown in Augusta in August 1939 "in glorious Technicolor" at the Imperial Theatre, exactly where The Augusta...
Worthy of 'Applause'

Hold your 'Applause' until the end. The end of each weekend, perhaps. Or maybe the following week as each Thursday's newspaper comes with a weekly tabloid-size insert inside. And that is 'Applause' - a nod to its original focus as the Arts & Entertainment section of the newspaper.
Baseball legend Ozzie Smith says giving back is a no-brainer

Baseball Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith and comedian Bill Engvall entertained hundreds of people as featured hosts at the Boys & Girls Club of Augusta's Burger Battle on Monday.
Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith wants baseball's Opening Day to be a national holiday

Ozzie Smith wants the federal government to make Opening Day of the major league baseball season a national holiday.