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Author: Renee Williams

August/September 2018 Calendar of Events

          Calendar – AUGUST August 2 and every Thursday enjoy a night of jazz at The Willcox Hotel. Visit the beautiful lobby bar every Thursday night for live jazz. Visit www.thewillcox.com. August 2. Westobou Gallery Presents Valton Murray. Murray’s brightly colored palettes depict scenes of his childhood home, his family and the beauty of the rural landscape as he envisions it. Challenged by his battle with epilepsy and the polio virus, he found early and continued success in creating pictures. Visit www.westoboufestival.com. August 2. National Ice Cream Day. August 3 and 4. Fort Gordon Dinner...

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Short Takes: August/September 2018

TECH Google Lens Google has come out with a new version of Google Lens in beta. The new version will be built into the camera app, instead of Google Photos. There will also be a real-time finder that will analyze what your camera sees even before you press click. If you point your camera at a poster of a musician, Lens can also start playing a music video. You open up any camera app and Lens will tell you what’s in the image. The image recognition tool can give users more information about things like books, buildings, and works...

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June/July 2018 Calendar of Events

    Featured Events. June 9. The Revivalists at The Bell Auditorium. The Revivalists have cultivated an energetic live show and a studio presence equally steeped in instrumental virtuosity and charismatic vocal magnetism. Join them as they make a stop in Augusta as part of their summer tour. Visit www.augustaentertainmentcomplex.com. July 4. Boom in the Park at Evans Towne Center. The 18th Annual 4th of July Celebration, the largest Fireworks display in the CSRA. Pull up a lawn chair and enjoy. Bring the whole family. The kids will love riding the 47 foot Ferris Wheel, rolling around in hamster balls,...

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Short Takes: June/July 2018

TECH SeatCheck Millennials are the largest generation in U.S. history, making up 83.1 million of the population. As the group gets older, their influence widens. Their influence is reflected in today’s economy, a socio-economic system built around the sharing of resources, with the emergence of services like Uber. So now, get ready for SeatCheck, the first app of its kind. This app allows users who are already sitting in a restaurant to share the empty seats at their table with people in the area who are looking to grab a seat. It’s the AirBnB of restaurants. The science behind...

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May 2018 Calendar of Events

          Calendar of Events May 4 at 11:00 a.m. Barney’s Cinco de Miles 5K Run/Walk. The race will begin in the parking lot of the Lake Olmstead Trailhead located on the Augusta Canal. $25 race fee. Visit www.runsignup.com. May 4. The Hat Party. The Imperial is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a gala. The Hat Party will include hor d’oeuvres, drinks, a photo booth and spectacular hats! (*Drinks will include a craft beer and vodka tasting). At 8:00 p.m., following the reception attendees are welcome to attend a free concert featuring the J.A.M.P Band, and...

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