Art, jazz events coming to Laney-Walker, Bethlehem September 24, 2013

Art, jazz events coming to Laney-Walker, Bethlehem

Historic communities draw photo, jazz festivals

By Meg Mirshak
Staff Writer
Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013 6:47 PM

Sounds of camera shutters and jazzy beats will soon boost the arts and cultural scene in two of Augusta’s historic communities.

The Laney-Walker and Bethlehem neighborhoods are the focus of an upcoming photography workshop and jazz music series, both spotlighting ongoing efforts to revitalize an area that was once a vibrant spot for cultural activities.

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Garden City Jazz presents Jazz on Pine, October 12 – November 2 September 23, 2013

Garden City Jazz presents Jazz on Pine, a four-week celebration of local music and art, taking place in the pocket park at Heritage Pine.

Join us for free concerts, Saturdays at 6:00 PM:
October 12 | Doc Easton Smooth Jazz
October 19 | Jerusalem Sounds
October 26 | Joe Collier & Friends
November 2 | Tim Sanders & UNITY

Friday, September 27, 7:00 PM / Dr. Lee Ann Caldwell presents history of Augusta’s African-American Neighborhoods September 9, 2013

Dr. Lee Ann Caldwell will give a talk on the history of Augusta’s African-American neighborhoods on Friday evening, September 27 to kick off the Augusta Photography Festival’s “Reframing the Subject: Photographing Transformation in Laney Walker/Bethlehem.”  This weekend-long event features classes and photo walks focused on Augusta’s historic Laney Walker and Bethlehem neighborhoods.

For more information and to register, visit or call 706.834.9742.

Mills Campus Plan Benefits City’s Entire Urban Core September 2, 2013

Mills campus plan actually benefits city’s entire urban core

By Chester A. Wheeler III
Guest Columnist

Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013
On July 19, The Augusta Chronicle published an article titled “Mills plan viewed as obstacle to project.” While we are grateful for the paper’s coverage of the Laney-Walker/Bethlehem quarterly community meeting, the article provided a rather narrow and somewhat negative picture of what transpired at the meeting. I would like to provide a more comprehensive viewpoint.  Read more.



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