Entertainment in Augusta and the CSRA

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Arcadia Publishing, 2004 - History - 128 pages
Augusta, Georgia, and the surrounding towns in the Central Savannah River Area boast more than 200 years of entertainment history, including performances by late 18th-century musicians and many of the nation's first superstars. Some of the most memorable moments in the history of the Garden City are captured in the pages of this unique volume. Entertainment in Augusta and the CSRA reveals many famous faces that have made appearances-either for a short time or for life-in the CSRA. Captured in striking vintage images, most of which were culled from the archives of The Augusta Chronicle, are unforgettable visitors ranging from Charlie Chaplin to Elvis Presley. In addition to nationally recognized celebrities-such as Amy Grant, Jayne Mansfield, Hulk Hogan, Jessye Norman, Butterfly McQueen, and The Godfather of Soul, James Brown-this collection pays tribute to local and regional talents, from singers and dancers to athletes and politicians.
 

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Contents

Foreword
7
Stages and Screens
37
Parades Festivals and Other Fun
53
Hometown Heroes and Heroines
67
In Pursuit of Athletic Greatness
87
The Rise of Rock and Roll
117
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Author Don Ramblin' Rhodes is a nationally distributed journalist who has covered the Augusta-area entertainment scene for more than 30 years in the Augusta Herald, The Augusta Chronicle, Augusta magazine, and numerous other publications. He is a past board member of the Augusta Museum of History, a two-time winner of the Greater Augusta Arts Council's Media Person of the Year award, and the longest-running country music columnist in America.

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