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Kurt Rhodes, co-owner of Rhodes Market in Augusta, often looks like one of the busiest people in the area. But there’s a lot of truth to the adage that you take time for the things you love. For Rhodes, this is exactly what is happening. At least once a year, during the annual Home for …

In the early 1970s, country music legend Charley Pride performed to a full house at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. The audience was all white and the band members were all white. I was there. Former Governor Jimmie Davis, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame himself, presented him with a key to …

Welcome to Seven in Seven, where each week we generally take a look at what shows will arrive in the region over the following week. And while the doors to the theaters are slowly opening again, due to the current pandemic, they’re not quite there yet. That doesn’t mean the music stops and new releases …

After a spectacular first season in Melbourne, The Wedding Singer – The Musical is finally coming to Sydney this summer. The Wedding Singer – The Musical arrives in Sydney to perform at the State Theater from January 6, 2022, following its Australian premiere in 2021 in Melbourne. Based on the film of the same name …

Alfred “Pee Wee” Ellis, the funk music pioneer and music director of James Brown who grew up in Rochester, died on September 23 at the age of 80. Mr. Ellis, a saxophonist, co-wrote two of Brown’s iconic songs, “Cold Sweat” and “Say It Loud” (I’m Black and I’m Proud), among dozens of others. He also …

A troupe of young actors from northern Kentucky raised $ 2,500 for the Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home (DCCH) through five sold-out performances of an Edward Albee play. Four members of the locally based Mitchell Squared produced and performed History of the zoo, a one-act play written in 1958 by the famous playwright. The main character …

Joanne Naish / Tips Robin Judkins, seen here blowing the starting horn for Coast to Coast in 2021, has written a new musical. When Covid-19 enveloped New Zealand last year, Robin Judkins spotted an opportunity. The founder of Coast to Coast had spent five years jotting down lyrics, poems and dialogue in a journal. As …

When I was first invited to see HONK! THE UGLY DUCKLING MUSICAL, I didn’t know it was a full-fledged MTI production. I thought this show was going to be strictly for little kids – it would be fun and the cast would be your typical middle school / high school cast, but I was so …

Annette (R16, 141min) Directed by Leos Carax *** ½ He was an actor, she was an opera singer. He killed the audience, she saved them. She wore glamorous outfits, he performed in a bathrobe. And yet, despite their differences, Henry McHenry (Adam Driver) and Ann Defrasnoux (Marion Cotillard) “love each other so much”. READ MORE:* …

A number of musical theater artists have taken to social media to express their disapproval of making theater artists who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic fight to get them back. Chris Young / The Canadian Press Back when the 2020 Stratford Festival season was closed due to the pandemic, artistic director Antoni …