Monthly Archives: July 2014

Sweet & Sour Blue Lagoons


Sweet & Sour Blue Lagoons

  • 1/3 cup vodka

  • 3-4 tablespoons Blue Curacao liqueur

  • 4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

  • Sprite or 7-Up, to taste

Stir ingredients together in a shaker or large glass. Place ice in serving glasses and add beverage mixture. Garnish with lemon, lime, strawberries and maraschino cherries. Makes 2.


Dragon Fruit Salad


Dragon Fruit Salad

  • 2 dragon fruit
  • 1 cup fresh papaya chunks
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks

Cut the dragon fruit in half and loosen the meat from the skin by running a spoon along the edge and scooping it out as one piece. (Keep the hollow skin halves for serving the salad.) Dice it up, toss with pineapple and papaya chunks and place back into the hollow halves. Serve chilled. Makes 4 servings.

Live from Columbia County. . . .

A & E

Amateur Series Logo

The Columbia County Amateur Series is returning to the Columbia County Exhibition Center in Grovetown this month, and performers will vie for the grand prize of $1,000 and the chance to appear before the producers of “America’s Got Talent” or “The Voice.” The Top 8 from the preliminary rounds will compete in the finale, which will be recorded live. The shows begin at 7 p.m. each night, and there is no charge to attend. 

Thursday, July 10

First session (singers)

Michael Adams
Holly Turner
Bettina Johnson
Jamiah Hudson
William Combs
Jada Turner 

Second session (solo musicians)

Brian Kaye
Davey Marana
James Randall
Jasmine Williams
Callie Adcox
Sam Adams
(Two performers from each session will advance to the finale)


Friday, July 11

First session (variety)

Daniel Browning – dance
Dedric Roberts – spoken word
(One will advance to the finale)
Wayne Burnett – duo
Coriander Blue – duo
(One will advance to the finale)

Second session (bands)

Livingroom Legends
Double Diamond
Grace Project
(Two will advance to the finale) 

If You Go:
What: Columbia County Amateur Series
When: 7 p.m. July 10 – 12
Where: Columbia County Exhibition Center, Grovetown
How Much: Free
More Info:

Free Fun

A & E

moviesWhat: Family Movie Matinees
When: Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m.
Where: Jabez Hardin Performing Arts Center

July 9: The Croods (PG)
July 16: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (PG)
July 23: Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (PG)

Admission is free, but a ticket is required to guarantee a seat. Tickets will be distributed at noon, and the features will begin at 1 p.m. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Snacks and drinks are not allowed in the theater. For more information, call (706)650-5005 or visit


Rock On

A & E

Buzz-Johnny Hensley & the Red Hots

The Imperial Theatre has been a home away from home for Johnny Hensley and the Red Hots since the late 1950s, and the band will be back on stage there for its 55th Double Nickel Rock-N-Roll Reunion Concert this month.

This will be the fifth time that Johnny Hensley and the Red Hots, one of Augusta’s first rock ’n’ roll bands, has reunited for a charitable concert since disbanding in 1962, and this year’s concert will benefit Press On for Children’s Cancer Research. All of the group’s previous reunion concerts sold out.

Some of the best dancers from the CSRA Shag Club will strut their stuff, and concertgoers also can view vintage cars, which have been restored, in front of the theater before the show.

If You Go:
What: Johnny Hensley and the Red Hots 55th Double Nickel Rock-N-Roll Reunion Concert 
When: 8 p.m. Saturday, July 26
Where: Imperial Theatre 
How Much: $20 – $30 
More Info: (706) 836-9192 or