Charmain Z. Brackett, Augusta Chronicle

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Past articles by Charmain:

The Artside: Watercolors, art jewelry in focus in February

Photography and art jewelry make for an art-filled First Friday in downtown Augusta.The photography of Aaron White will be on display at Field Art Friday → Read More

Artist brings Whitney Houston’s music to new generation

It’s not uncommon for someone in the audience to shout out “Whitney” during the middle of Belinda Davids’ performance. → Read More

Quintet brings Sinatra, classics to stage

Early last year, the members of The Black Market Trust stepped into the living room of Frank Sinatra’s Palm Springs estate and recorded a couple of music videos.For Jeffrey Radaich, it was a surreal experience.“Frank Sinatra is a huge influence on the band,” said Radaich, who plays guitar and sings with the quintet which will appear Jan. 24 at the Hardin Performing Arts Center in Evans.Singing… → Read More

The Artside: Mini Theatre play meant to make people think

Westerns captivated Tyrone Butler’s attention as a child.In one film, a character waxed philosophical as he predicted people in the future would no longer settle disputes with violence. He believed society would be more civilized, and people would use other means to reconcile their differences.That thought is at the heart of Butler’s newest play, “All God’s Children Got Guns (Truth or Myth),”… → Read More

‘Augusta Symphony 003’ gala takes on James Bond theme

A fun evening with a sophisticated flair will benefit the Augusta Symphony.“We thought we’d try a different approach,” said Anne Catherine Murray, the symphony’s executive director about the organization’s annual fundraising gala, Augusta Symphony 003, which will be held Jan. 11 at the Miller Theater.The past two Januaries have featured concerts with Tony Award-winning performer, Sutton Foster.… → Read More

Poison Peach fest serves up two days of films

The Poison Peach Film Festival returns for its 12th annual festival in January with a new slate of movies created by local filmmakers.While Augusta has → Read More

Delve into a new world

As a third-generation circus performer, Ariunsanaa “Aruna” Baata started training with her father in the circus arts when she was 7.“I was fascinated and inspired by the contortionist,” said Baata, who is the white spider in Cirque du Soleil’s production of “OVO,” which will be at the Bell Auditorium Jan. 2-5.Baata began performing when she was 9 and has spent her life mastering her craft of… → Read More

Delve into a new world: Cirque du Soleil brings ‘OVO’ to Augusta

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story gave the incorrect venue. Cirque du Soleil’s "OVO" performances will be at James → Read More

Moscow Ballet adds Russian twist to ‘Nutcracker’

Yuriy Kuzo knew he wanted to dance at the age of 6.“I was inspired by Baryshnikov,” said Kuzo, 31, the Moscow Ballet audition director and soloist. “I saw him on television, and I understood this was the thing I wanted to do.”The Moscow Ballet will be performing the “Great Russian Nutcracker” at the Miller Theater on Dec. 30.It wasn’t long after seeing Baryshnikov in that television production… → Read More

A ‘Charlie Brown Christmas’ comes to Augusta stage

Stepping onto the Miller Theater stage this holiday season will have special meaning for the lead in “A Charlie Brown Christmas: Live On Stage. → Read More

10-year-old actor takes stage in ‘Finding Neverland’ tour

Brooks Schweser isn’t waiting until he grows up to embark on his career path. → Read More

New Miller Theater brings back old memories for many

It was the place of many first dates, first trips to the movies, and first jobs, and on Sunday, the Miller Theater opened its doors again to welcome Augustans back inside. → Read More

The Artside: For gift-giving, consider a creation by a local artist

Last week’s column focused on some holiday gift ideas, and I have a few more this week. → Read More

Abilene adds new drama for Singing Christmas Tree

When a radio personality is involved in a car accident and can’t work her Thanksgiving shift, newsman Dallas Street must take over the station’s transition to all-Christmas music as the clock hits midnight. → Read More

First Presbyterian Church inspires tiny dancers through Hope Ballet

On Monday afternoons, pint-sized ballerinas, wearing white leotards and pink tights, file into a newly constructed space at Augusta’s First Presbyterian Church, where they find their pink slippers arranged neatly in a hanging shoe bag. → Read More

Augusta on Ice will turn Augusta Common into winter wonderland

Mother Nature may not give Augusta snow and ice for the holidays, but a new attraction promises to bring a frozen twist to the season. → Read More

Scholar draws parallels between Martin Luther’s time, today

Many factors led Martin Luther to pen his 95 Theses in 1517, leading to the Protestant Reformation, and one scholar sees many parallels between Luther’s time and the current one. → Read More

Aiken’s man's ‘Dracul’ will be prequel to ancestor’s ‘Dracula’

An Aiken resident is carrying on the legacy of a famous family member. → Read More

Faces of Survival: Eleanor Patrick

While getting dressed one morning, Eleanor Patrick felt something odd as her arm brushed against her chest. Something was poking out of her breast that she’d never noticed before. → Read More

Women are at the heart of quintet Seraph Brass

Mary Elizabeth Bowden liked to mimic her brothers as she was growing up so when she decided to start playing an instrument, she followed their lead and took up the trumpet. → Read More