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Gaines Street... It’s a credit to Tallahassee’s collaborative spirit that not one of the business owners quoted in your article [“Beautification is in the Eye of the Business Owner,” vol.1, Iss. 2] came out and flatly accused the Gaines Street Revitalization Project of trying to drive them out of business so that their properties can be homogenized at rock-bottom prices. Nor did anyone suggest how friendly and fun it might be to view a list of names associated with the companies profiting from the Project’s actions. John M.
Running Amok I Loved reading about the Tough Mudder course in your last issue. As a fitness professional and former distance runner, I can say that I am glad to see adventure races gaining popularity. Marathon running and training are not for everyone. I ended up developing a hate/hate relationship with running. With all of the adventure races popping up every weekend, people are taking it back outside. These races bridge the much- needed gap between pounding the pavement and playing, jumping and climbing like a kid. As you can see in the article, it was still very hard. The great thing is that this group got to work together, suffer together and have fun at the same time. Tallahassee has a couple of it’s own adventure races coming up this year. One is the Abandoned Fields Race in Tom Brown Park and the other is The Urban Disturbance, which takes place in and around down town Tallahassee. To find out more about these races you can visit their website at www.socialdesigngroupllc.com. I just wanted to let your local readers know that they do not have to travel to find a great race and they do not need
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to “wing” it when it comes to training. Just being a runner is not enough, as you can see in the article. You need upper body strength, endurance, conditioning, mental and physical toughness. My business, Boot Camp Fitness and Training, has been helping people prepare for the most extreme adventure races for close to a year. We hold race training camps once or twice a month or on demand. Typical workouts last 2two hours and can go up to 12 hours depending on the race conditions. We do wall climbing, rope climbing, cargo net climbing, hill climbing, and tons of other tasks to get you or your team ready for the race. The workout we did this past weekend began at 2:00 am and went until 7:30 am. I would love to have the team or any of your writers out for one of our race training camps or out to try one of our other unique programs. Laurel Blackburn BootCampFitnessandTraining.com
A Letter to Publix Managers I want you to know why I no longer shop at your Publix. When I turned 16 in 1966 in Miami, my first job was as a bag boy at Publix where my family shopped. I held this job throughout high school and grew up a Florida resident and loyal Publix shopper in Tallahassee. So it is with abhorrence that I react to news that your company – a “highlyrespected Florida corporate leader” – has refused year after year to pledge
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Phil Lennon, President of the FSU College Veterans Association and Val Frailey, Commander of American Legion Post 13, discuss their experiences in the military. (Photo by Bob O’Lary.)
As Two Wars Come To a Close, the American Legion and VFW Organizations Struggle to Attract Modern Vets By Mat Willey On a cool December night, the parking lot at American Legion Post 13 is full. Every light in the nearly 90-year-old building appears to be on, the persistent beat of dance music spills from the main hall, and a steady stream of people walk briskly through the front door. The place is filled, not with veterans swapping stories, but instead with mostly middle-aged revelers enjoying a bit of line dancing. The night is young and there are good times to be had.
“I’d reckon that we’ve got one of the best dance floors in Tallahassee, probably the state,” said American Legion Post 13 Commander Val Frailey. But, beneath that quaint, Norman Rockwell-like exterior lies a potentially crippling reality. America’s most recognizable veterans service organizations — the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) — could be at risk of extinction. According to American Legion statistics provided to the Baltimore Sun in 2011, over the last decade, the organization has lost more than 300,000 members and has closed nearly 200
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halls nationwide. The numbers are just as unsettling for the VFW. Since 1992, according to the same statistics, the VFW has lost more than 700,000 members and shuttered more than 3,000 posts (with just over 7,500 posts remaining). Much of this attrition is easily accredited to the inevitable deaths of veterans from both World War I and World War II. But the days of troops returning home and reuniting with their comrades at their local VFW hall or American Legion Post appear to be over. “What we are seeing is many young
men and women are coming back and not seeing a need for those organizations,” said Florida Department of Veterans Affairs (FDVA) Communications Director R. Steve Murray. “They see them as organizations that only have services for older veterans.” Florida State University (FSU) College Veterans Association (CVA) President Phil Lennon concurs. “One thing we’re seeing at FSU is our members come back, and they check in at the American Legion and the VFW,” said Lennon. “Then, they see that things just aren’t happening. My generation wants to be involved, but they aren’t finding those opportunities with these older generation places.” Statistics provided by the FDVA show that more than 1.6 million veterans call Florida home, and more than 200,000 of those are veterans of the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan. Leon County is home to more than 18,000 veterans. Despite a huge pool of potential members to draw from, locally, the membership picture is mixed. According to Commander Joe Stroffolino, VFW Post 3308 currently has just over 400 members and may see that number dip further next year. But American Legion Commander Frailey boasts that Post 13 has more than 600 members and has actually seen its rolls increase over the last few years. Even that modest uptick is out of step with what appears to be happening throughout the U.S. “I think the model they use is going to be obsolete real soon,” said FSU’s Lennon. “We’re already seeing evidence of that. And change isn’t always bad.” According to the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), America is now home to 2.3 million new vets, and that number continues to grow. America is now witnessing the largest influx of veterans since the end of the Vietnam War. The cultural, social and technological gulfs between these generations are gaping. From 1948 until 1973, the U.S. sup-
plemented most of its armed forces via the draft, and more sacrifice was expected in those times from the American populous that stayed at home. In World War II, the public snapped up war bonds to help pay for the efforts against the Axis of Evil. During both the Korean and Vietnam wars, Americans saw their taxes rise to help pay for military operations. According to a January, 2007 Christian Science Monitor article, analysts calculated that the U.S. spent nearly 30 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) on the WWII effort. The Korean War accounted for 14 percent of GDP and the Vietnam War represented 9 percent of annual GDP. But in stark contrast, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have cost less than 1 percent of America’s GDP, and for the first time in U.S. history, the government cut taxes and increased military funding in wartime. In addition to the number of people actually contributing to the war effort, what services veterans expect when they return to civilian life has changed. Thirty years ago, soldiers often came home with few resources at their disposal. Now, returning soldiers not only expect — but seek out in droves — services that will help ease reentry. “Nowadays, young men and women are coming back to a completely different world,” said FDVA’s Murray. “What they’re thinking is, ‘I need job training. I need employment services. I need help with childcare.’ Many posts are simply not equipped to handle those types of services.” That reality is not completely lost on the leaders at Tallahassee VFW Post 3308. “For the young, single veteran — he’s not going to come in and hang out with a bunch of old farts,” said Tallahassee VFW Post 3308 Senior Vice Commander Fred Herrod. “They’re working. They’re trying to make a living.” Nowhere is the divide between the generations of veterans more apparent than online. For a generation of young people that spends the bulk of its free time on the internet, online resources are vi-
tal. A review of the websites for both the American Legion and VFW finds no mention of the types of services modern veterans have come to expect. Moreover, the available event calendars list myriad swing bands, drink specials and open mic nights — with no mention of a job fair or mentoring program. “I don’t know of anything that would draw them in,” said American Legion 1st Vice Commander Jimmy Steele. “If I did, I’d implement it.” That seemingly resigned attitude is not evident at FSU or at college campuses across the nation. Founded in 2008, The Student Veterans Association has already amassed more than 545 member chapters on campuses across the country. Locally, Tallahassee’s most recognizable institution is taking official steps to make itself “The Most Veterans-Friendly” campus in the nation. FSU plans to build a permanent Veterans House, and the CVA recently hosted the inaugural Student Veteran’s Film Festival. Yet the CVA does not feel the need to list either of the local posts as available resources on its website. Combine broad generational differences with a light online footprint, a seeming lack of services that appeal to younger veterans, already dwindling ranks, and an increasingly aging membership, and the VFW and the American Legion are left with a problem that is not going away. Yet leaders at both organizations insist they will survive. “I can’t even imagine [the Post closing],” said Frailey. “It won’t happen.” To avoid the fate that thousands of other posts have already faced, VFW Post 3308 and American Legion Post 13 may have to start being more than a home for good Sunday drink specials or the place to go for Wednesday night country dance lessons. “You need more than a dinner and a barbershop quartet to bring in young men and women,” said FSVA’s Murray. “They’ve got to understand who they’re looking for. If they’re looking to bring in more young men and women, they will have to change.”
SPRING EVENTS FOR OUR SILVER ANNIVERSARY! t Friday, April 6th
Railroad Square’s First Friday with previews of Best of Faust Cabaret.
t April 13-14th & 20-21st Best of Faust Cabaret.
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Railroad Square’s First Friday with dedication of the Adelaide Schnittman Room (a climatecontrolled black box theater.)
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A Newbie’s Guide to Roller Derby By Allie Marini So, when was the last time you laced up a pair of old-school skates? If, like me, you have to scratch your head and really think back to some elementary school field trip or Girl Scout outing — then you might have an inkling of the trepidation I felt when, on Friday, an e-mail appeared in my inbox inviting me to attend the Fundamentals Practice for prospective new members of the Tallahassee RollerGirls and prac-
tice meet for their two teams, Capital Punishment (seasoned veterans) and the Jailbreak Betties (junior roster). Of course, there’s an allure; after all, I’m heavily tattooed and have pink hair (which is probably why you’re reading this article.) Most women my age who saw Boogie Nights held a certain admiration for Rollergirl, who never took off her skates and had a sort of ease on wheels that most of us don’t on our own two legs.
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And in more recent years, the Drew Barrymore/Ellen Page film Whip It, which, along with a kickass soundtrack, promised all the girls who didn’t fit in quite right a place to call home and become their own superhero. Who wouldn’t be into that? Some of that’s true. Most of it’s movie magic. Either way, from one two-hour immersion course, here’s what you can expect if you’re hoping to lace up and hit the track:
You’re going to suck at it.
Sorry, I wish I could give you a little more hope, but even if you’re an experienced skater — and every team member I spoke to assured me that most of the team were absolutely not experienced skaters when they joined — it’s completely different than anything you’ve experienced on two legs or eight wheels. You’re not only learning a new sport and its rules, but you’re learning a whole new method of lo-
comotion, too, so be warned. There’s no montage with fist-pumping music where you suddenly become awesome at it. Your real-life montage is going to require work — no less than 90 days, six or more fundamentals practice meets, and all the Tuesday/Thursday open skate nights you’re willing to devote (and provide your own fist-pumping soundtrack to) in order to improve your speed and agility, learn the rules of the sport, and build a bond with your prospective teammates. What it comes down to is that roller derby is a team sport like any other, not a fashion statement or a hipster trend. Be prepared to sweat, feel stupid, fall down, work hard and sacrifice your ego for the benefit of the team.
You’re going to fall, and it ain’t gonna be pretty.
Now, to be fair, they’re going to teach you how to fall correctly, which will help, if you remember to do it as you’re falling. One of the very first things you’ll be taught (as you tentatively wheel around, graceless and wobbly as a baby gazelle, on wheels, no less) is the single knee fall. This will probably be the easiest thing you will learn during your first fundamentals practice, and you will cling to it, because, Yay! There’s something you’re good at! (Even if it is falling. Whatever. On this day, you will embrace your victories, however small, wherever you find them.) Gravity laughs at your optimism and naivety. Just when you begin to feel a whisper of confidence, because you’ve become a Jedi Master of the one-knee fall, your butt will go rogue on you, your center of gravity will shriek, “Oooh! SHINY!” and disappear completely, your knees will lock and all of a sudden you will find yourself falling backwards, in the complete opposite direction of the way you’ve learned (and mastered) to fall correctly. When this happens (and I promise, it WILL happen), try to avoid putting your hands down to brace your fall (as that’s how many wrist injuries happen), and just go gracelessly onto your butt. It will hurt. You will feel the burning indignity of embarrassment. If it helps, eat ice cream later, and tell
yourself that you’re building up your natural padding for instances such as this.
You’re going to get through it.
Lest you think that it’s all scary, embarrassing and falling stories — it’s not. But you should be prepared for those parts of it, because they’re intense enough to make this sport not ideal for everyone. However: be assured that no matter how scary the derby nickname (Moxie Knockout, Jabba the Butt, Low Maim, Erin Breakabitch and so many others), the woman behind it sees you as her prospective teammate, not her competitor, and she wants you to like the sport, succeed at it and improve, come back to the next fundamentals practice, and be on the track with her in a few months. Just because you suck right now doesn’t mean you’re going to forever — especially not if you figure out that you love it, and that you want to devote the time and practice it requires to get good at it. And as many derby dames both here in Tallahassee and abroad will attest, once the derby bug gets you, it’s easy to not even notice the hours you end up devoting to the sport and to not mind those hours, because they’re fun, you’re enjoying the natural ability of your body, you’re building camaraderie with your teammates, and you’re part of something that both makes you unique and makes you part of something bigger than yourself. Just like your own superhero. To learn more about falling gracelessly and starting the journey to your first bout with the Tallahassee roller derby, please visit their official website at tallyrg.com or the Tallahassee RollerGirls Facebook page.
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STUDENT EXPLORER’S GUIDE You’re already here, and you’ve already seen the Student Ghetto from every angle (say, from the gutter on the strip to the cheap seats in the stadium.) So why not check a few local treasures off of your bucket list before graduating? You might find out that our town is pretty cool -- although we would never expect you to say so. This is a new series that will appear in each issue of Villager. (By Tracy Horenbein.)
1225 North Monroe St. Mockingbird Café has two distinct spaces, which is pretty genius considering that they do two things really well. During lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, they serve some amazing food that tastes as great as the presentation looks when it arrives at the table. During the evening hours, the bar space converts into one of Tallahassee’s hottest live music venues. Monday through Saturday, music lovers can catch an early, quieter show with dinner or a slightly louder show after 11:00pm. Mockingbird’s features great local and regional touring bands, a well-stocked full bar, and a kitchen that is open late. Both spaces have an impressive rotating display of local artwork, and the late night music crowd enjoys the pro bar staff. The bar is one of those cool venues in town where the ties and tattoos peacefully comingle while enjoying sweet potato fries, a PBR and some amplifier feedback. Don’t knock it. Rock it.
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439 West Gaines St. There is something about unwrapping a new vinyl album that is a beautiful experience. Nothing compares to the smell of an unopened vinyl record. Nothing compares to that weird static cling of the fresh disc. Of course, hav-
ing to handle the record with a certain amount of care also adds to the mystique and reiterates the feeling that this is something special that matters in your life. Ok. I’ll stop geeking. Music isn’t necessarily one of the most important things in everyone’s life, but some people find it essential to have a soundtrack to their daily existence. For the true audiophiles, Retrofit Records is a beaming oasis in a vast desert of downloads. The shop boasts both classic and new vinyl releases in every possible genre. In addition to the ever-changing selection of vinyl, the Retrofit guys also host live, in-store performances by nationally and internationally touring bands. You can see an amazing band from a faraway land, then buy their album a few feet away. How cool is that? For the folks who still don’t understand why anyone would want to buy a piece of vinyl in this day and age, allow me to break it down. Yes, it’s easy to drivethru McDonald’s and get a Big Mac, but it’s a lot better for you to create your own fresh, healthy meal at home. Convenience isn’t always the best option. Sometimes taking the time to stop and hear the crackles can remind your soul that it’s ok to feel something.
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A recent concert at Retrofit Records. (Photo courtesy of Retrofit Records.) When Olde Fields Clothing Company opened, I have to admit that I was a bit miffed. I anxiously checked out their inventory, only to be horrified that they carried the Cardboard Safari mounted animal heads. I thought I was the only person in town cool enough to have these hanging in my house (for two years before your store opened, hipsters). Now everyone would have one. Alas, my rage only lasted about five minutes after I checked out the vast array of super sweet items available. The store features boutique clothing for men and women, the best t-shirts in town designed by local artists, and unique gifts. They also offer screen printing and embroidery, and have live music on the first Friday of every month. Basically, they are a one-stop shop for all things awesome. After you visit Retrofit Records, take the short walk two blocks down to Olde Fields Clothing Company. Today’s Renaissance man or woman wants to feed their spirit with great music and cover their body with cool garb.
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If you’re an FSU student, you’ve got some great options for free shows on campus at Club Downunder. However,
that’s not the only bargain in town. There is a thriving tour network of house shows all over the country, and Tallahassee is definitely plugged into that scene. Music lovers looking for some of the most heartfelt, intimate performances available are lucky to live in a city that literally opens its doors to many local and traveling bands and performance artists. Houses like the AF Haus, Shark Tank, Charles Mansion, Franklin Manor and Fuzz Hole are some of the regular options available for some great impromptu concerts. It’s a special experience to be able to stand in someone’s living room, elbow to elbow with your future new best friends, and share an up-close and personal music performance. Most shows only ask for a donation at the front door to cover gas money for the bands. The best way to participate is to follow the Tallahassee Show Calendar page on Facebook and venture out to some of these locations. Many of the show hosts are former members of Tallahassee’s beloved Farside Collective. With the closing of their former venue, these house shows offer some great bands a creative outlet that may otherwise be unavailable. Good music and fun times. Win, win.
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Commentary: Race Relations
Racist vandalism, but mad at “liberals” By Louise Reid Ritchie Special to Villager Last Tuesday, I woke up in my Waverly Hills home to find that my gecko green VW Beetle dream car, had been spray painted with a racial slur. “Migger!” the black paint spelled out across my car’s right door. Apparently the vandal forgot to remove their finger from the spray button after making the “N,” thus inadvertently transforming the “N” into an “M,” but the hateful intent was clear. Despite living for almost 20 years in one of the most peaceful, friendly neighborhoods in Tallahassee, I was not surprised or angry at the vandalism. About every other year, someone calls me a racial epithet. Once, as I drove down Monroe Street, I was called, “nigger,” by three small white boys. Another time, a white teen called me “nigger bitch” after I inadvertently cut him off in traffic on Thomasville Road. Such name calling hasn’t been limited to Tallahassee: It’s not just a southern or a Tallahassee problem. I was called the same epithet – over and over – by a white man as I walked down a street that was blocks from the White House. Probably most African Americans have had similar experiences. I don’t get angry at people who use racial epithets. As Toni Morrison eloquently said about blatant racists, “If you can only be tall because somebody is on their knees, than you have a serious problem.” So, I just feel sorry for those who try to heal their shattered souls by trying to hurt others. The people who hurt and anger me are the liberal and progressive white people who consider themselves to be racism free yet help perpetuate racism by their own isolation, denial, and passivity. If you thought that due to President Obama’s election we live in post-racial America, and if that belief made you sob when you read about my car’s vandal-
ism or about how Trayvon Martin was gunned down as he innocently walked down a street -- carrying an ice tea and a bag of Skittles -- I am angry at you. You are willfully ignorant in a world in which, to protect black sons from being erroneously suspected of criminality -- and possibly even killed -- black parents must teach them not to run fully dressed through neighborhoods, even to catch a bus or if they are late for an appointment. My older son learned this at age 12 when he ran to catch a city bus at the stop behind our house. Minutes later, a policeman returned him to our house because a neighbor had reported my son as being “suspicious.” If you think that you are a beacon of racial sensitivity because you “don’t notice race,” I am angry at you for denying an essential part of my being. It’s just as silly to pretend that my rich brown skin, my luscious kinky hair, and my rounded facial features don’t exist as it would be to ignore your gender, hair color or facial features. I don’t want you to forget that I’m black, as if my race is something shameful. I want you to notice and appreciate the beauty of my race and culture just as I notice and appreciate yours. If you think that you’re being supportive by not holding accountable black people who are incompetent or are lazy, I am angry at you. This includes teachers who accept work from black students that the teachers would find unacceptable from white students. I will never forget the white administrator who complimented one of my sons on his report card, simply because he had passed all of his classes. My son – whose SAT scores were in the ninetyeighth percentile for all college bound high school juniors – had, due to laziness, a report card filled with Bs and Cs. He should have been at the top of his class, and that administrator should have expected more of him, instead of
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The people who hurt and anger me are the liberal and progressive white people who ... help perpetuate racism by their own isolation. being pleased that an African American boy was passing. While I appreciate the dozens of supportive messages I have gotten from white strangers and friends after the vandalism, what I appreciate most are the people who actively support racial healing throughout their daily lives. These include white friends who recognize that white privilege exists, and that use it to help them be effective allies for people like me. One example is the white friend who – upon learning that the police hadn’t come to my house despite my calling them and describing the vandalism as a possible hate crime – called police herself and then sat with
me when an officer came to investigate. It is important for the white people who do not support racism to realize that when it comes to racism, there are no innocent bystanders. As Martin Luther King said, “He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.” You must recognize your white privilege and use its power to help eradicate racism. When there is racism, what is needed is not your tears or sympathy, but your courageous, proactive actions to eradicate that poison. If you just read articles like this this and feel guilty or cry, then the racists will win. Louise Reid Ritchie, Ph.D. is a former clinical psychologist and journalist who has also has as a diversity consultant. She is collecting the stories of local people of all races who lived during the civil rights movement. She would like to create a theatrical production from those stories, and to use that as a way of helping our community heal the legacy of racism. If you are willing to be interviewed for that project, contact her at LouiseRitchie@ aol.com.
Commentary: Achieving Higher Ground
Dispatch from confinement: 3/5/2012 The following is a letter to Agnes Furey -- this column’s author -- from Leonard, the convicted murderer of her daughter and grandson. The two have had a correspondence through the mail for some time, and the experience has encouraged Agnes to become an advocate of Restorative Justice – a different approach to crime and punishment that focus on healing. To Agnes: On the surface, I’m not the most pristine vessel through which the message of restorative justice’s power could’ve chosen to come through. I’ve done bad things. I’ve an ugly past. I look big, black and mean. This has caused me a bit of trouble since I’ve chosen the peace path. I am looked at with skepticism, received with fear, and, at times, with anger. My sincerity is often doubted, my personal agenda questioned, as if Agnes is anything less than the strong, brilliant, creative, eloquent champion for justice she is. As if she is somehow incapable of making wise, healthy choices. It is because of all of this that I was tossed into confinement by Madison CI’s assistant warden, where I’ve spent the past 60 days in prayer and meditation, corresponding with my friends and wondering what’s next on this wild journey I’ve been on. I’ve been continuously penalized for my involvement with restorative justice ever since Tamaryn Waters’ fantastic article was published in the Tallahassee Democrat. FDOC administration has taken the position that my relationship with Agnes and the Soul work that has arisen from it is a threat to security. They’ve done what they could to eliminate that threat. They removed her from my phone list, withheld our mail from one another, and forced her to choose between volunteering at Wakulla or continuing our friendship and communication. One of the many ironies of the de-
partment’s position is, despite their representatives’ expressed concern that I was revictimizing my beloved friend and mentor, they didn’t hesitate to attack her once they felt the attention the newspaper article had drawn to her had faded. Her work at Wakulla has been important to her, as has our friendship and work. FDOC’s attack upon both of these is as blatant an act of victimization as any I’ve seen. I’ve been angry about this and hurt. But I’d be a hypocrite to suggest that I can do anything less than forgive those who’ve attacked me, Agnes and Achieving Higher Ground. We are in the business of forgiveness, reconciliation, healing and love. We must pray for those who know no better than to do as they are trained to do. We must not deviate from the principles upon which we stand. I have to admit that our work is indeed a threat to FDOC’s job security. These folks’ jobs depend upon every available bed in their prisons being filled. Restorative justice heals men and women, reconciles hearts and relationships, and changes lives. And changed people don’t return to prison, healed men and women don’t repeat their mistakes. They break cycles. They create change. They move mountains. All of which is bad for FDOC’s business. I’m not mad about being tossed into confinement and punished for my relationship with Agnes and our work with AHG. I count it all joy. I love Agnes and this work we’ve committed to. I will stand up for that no matter the consequences. I was once lost, but now I’m found. I was a mixed-up, banged-up, misguided youth who did a terrible thing I will spend the rest of my life atoning for. I spent many years in prison messed up, mad and as bad as any prisoner can be. FDOC officials will be happy to attest to that. But the light of love, forgiveness, accountability and reconciliation inspired me to put in some real Soul work
and heal. Agnes touched me, inspired me, and changed my life with the light that shined through her soul and acts of mercy. I am testimony to her work and to the truth and power of her philosophy. I am testimony to how the most wretched of human beings can grow, change and become renewed. Maybe that is what truly frightens the FDOC crowd. I look forward to this new leg of the journey. I’ve been transferred once again to a new prison. I can see part of the compound through a sliver of clear Plexiglas where the gray plastic that covers my window has peeled away. I see many of the men I knew when I was a drug-dealing, quick-fisted, pissed-off convict. I will be evidence to these men of the changes the restorative approach to justice can inspire in a man. I will
I am testimony to how the most wretched of human beings can grow, change and become renewed. touch whomever I can. I will again delight myself with revolutionary acts of random kindness while inspiring riots of peace and reconciliation. Namaste, Leonard
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Trash Cinema Collective gatherings turn 1
A frame from Trash Cinema Collective’s Rotten Reviews, Episode 24, filmed at Video 21 and avaiable online. It takes a certain type of person to really LOVE a bad movie. To a certain portion of the population (size unknown), there’s something addictive about the worst movies ever created – collectively referred to as “trash cinema”, or “schlock”, or “crap” depending on your vantage point. And right here in Tallahassee, the Trash Cinema Collective has being paying homage and living the geeky trash cinema lifestyle for the enjoyment of all. This goes beyond watching a movie with some tater tots and friends in the family basement. TCC (the college is going to hate that acronym) has taken the affliction public. Spearheaded by The Primal Root (A.K.A. Kevin Cole) – a film graduate of Full Sail University with an affection for cinematic train wrecks – the collective has been producing a web review series for several years, titled Rotten Reviews, that take viewers on humor-
ous tours of the best worst movies in existence. And one year ago in April they started a monthly Trash Cinema Night at Bird’s Aphrodisiac Oyster shack -- a festive gathering for the lovers of horrible dialogue, poor production value, bad acting, unnecessary nudity, and purely humorous gore. A la Mystery Science Theater 3000, Cole breaks these cinematic discards into short 20 minute narratives – making short stops along the way to highlight the strangest creative decisions, the funniest errors, and the worst acting and scripting ever to be marketed in a moving picture. And these videos also demonstrate an impressive knowledge about trash cinema in general. (“This director also brought us…” or “You might recognize that Trash Cinema veteran as the man who was impailed by the flesh monster in …”) The latest video (Episode 24) reviews
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H.P. Lovecraft’s amazingly trashy Resonator (From Beyond,) a strange little flick that doesn’t feel the need to explain reasons for, well, anything in the movie. Man builds science computer lab in attack. Man turns on machine. Flying phallic goo snake materializes and bites him. Man gets help. Help gets eaten and turns into unexplained hell demon. Police detective woman with no sense of professional boundaries takes personal investment in the case…you know what, let’s just say “machine, monster, hell demon, mutilations, strange organs growing from foreheads, breasts, explosion, end.” But Cole breaks it down for us, managing somehow to make the movie more entertaining than its original incarnation, and occasionally more interesting. Sometimes using local independent video store Video 21 (the last of its kind in Tallahassee) as the backdrop,
Cole and crew take detours from the rapid-fire narratives to stage their own story along the way, spoofing and paying homage to the bad film du jour. And most fascinating is the effort they put into these productions. They don’t surpass the production value of the original movies they are spoofing – that is the point – but they do appear to invest an impressive amount of time and creative energy. This latest video features hand-sewn octopus tentacles of the human size, flying snake puppets with green screen effects, and spot-on editing. These videos – like trash cinema in general – aren’t for the faint of heart, the easily offended, or the elegantly matured. But that’s what makes them great to some people. A disclaimer at the beginning of every episode warns viewers “this video is not safe for work, which means it includes nudity, probably boobs. Far less troubling is the copious amounts of graphic violence. Enjoy!” We asked Kevin Cole a few questions to try and help us define Trash Cinema, and what exactly makes it so appealing to so many. VILLAGER: What is it that you think is so compelling about bad cinema? I mean, Jesus has cults. So do spaceships. And bad movies. But there aren’t any cults of people who go to bad restaurants and eat gross food. KEVIN COLE: You’re partly right, Maybe not gross food, but there are a bunch of us who track down restaurants that serve strange and unusual foods. Stuff not served up by just any typical restaurant that serves what one expects to find on the menu. And in that, I think you find why there’s such a following for cult cinema and movies many folks consider bad. There are plenty of people out there would much rather sit through a viewing of Troll 2 for the twentieth time rather than give
The King’s Speech a second viewing. It’s not because The King’s speech is bad, it’s just typical. And for some, that’s all it takes. For others, we crave something that we’ve never seen before. Something out of the ordinary that we can watch on our own or, even better, with a group and just laugh, marvel and enjoy the charming aspects of something totally ridiculous. CCV: What about the effort and creativity that goes into some of these horrible films? These are movies that take a lot of effort and skill and craft to create, but just come out horribly in the end. How does that happen? KC: Man, it could be due to any number of reasons. From distribution hassles, to creative differences behind the scenes, to straight forward ineptitude, etc. But, really, beauty in art is in the eye of the beholder. Always. One film may be completely rejected by the mainstream audience where that same film picks up steam and takes on another life entirely as a beloved cult film. One that critics hated, audiences didn’t go see, and for the most part is written off as complete crap. Well, there are some of us who look at this rejected work and see something of value in it. Sure, it’s not what the majority consider a good movie, but to some, they’re able to find something there worthwhile. Even if it is just some kind of bizarre draw that brings audiences together to laugh at this film so many considered unwatchable.
CCV: Some of these movies -- do you think the filmmakers know they are making trash? The Trolls 2 director, for example, has defended his turd, claiming passionately that it’s a good, solid movie. Troma has made crap its mission. But other movies, it’s hard to tell. KC: Again, what the audience takes away from a work and what the director intended are two totally different things. I am sure Claudio Fragasso believes he made a good movie with Troll 2. There’s no question, he feels it’s a true expression of his creative vision. To most of us, we celebrate it as being a hilarious, over the top piece of Trash
Cinema. It truly is a one of a kind movie, totally unique, imaginative, and creative -- but it’s also not what a critic will ever term as a high caliber, quality film. But what I think appeals to most fans of trash cinema is the earnestness of such films. You can tell people were trying to make something worthwhile, everyone on board surely tried their best to deliver the goods, but it just got lost somewhere. And then, of course, there are folks like Troma who have found this kind of audience to be their bread and butter, making bad movies into an art form. One thing I have always respected about Troma is that under all the puddles of green Bromo Seltzer and copious coed nudity is that there’s tends to be a message and heart behind most of their in-house productions, touching on subjects most mainstream films wouldn’t touch with a ten meter penis monster. Intentionally bad or unintentionally, there’s an audience for both. Now, reaching that audience in a mainstreamed society? Now, that’s another discussion entirely... CCV: Doesn’t it take some developed sense of film to appreciate the bad stuff? In an odd way, don’t you have to have advanced tastes to know when something is horrible -- like a wine connoisseur? KC: That’s an interesting question. I think everyone’s idea of what’s enjoyably bad is different. Take Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. You couldn’t pay me to sit down and watch
that thing. But if I run across a copy of something like Rawhead Rex or Savage Lust, you bet I will pick that up and give it a shot. Worst case scenario, it will at least be something I can have a good time watching and appreciate the film for what it is. But in some cases, you run across some real gems. Sure, they aren’t major Hollywood productions with millions of dollars behind them, but they have that quirky, enjoyable quality that you only get from watching something done by people who really want to make something cool and different. I’m sure some people would sit down to watch Humanoids from the Deep and turn it off after ten minutes before popping in Independence Day and call that quality movie making. There’s such a wide margin as to what falls into the so-bad-it’s-good category and to so-bad-I-want-to-end-my-liferight-now category. It’s all just a matter of preference.
CCV: Can you learn about cinema from wathcing from bad cinema? Do you learn as much from watching the bad stuff -- other people’s mistakes? KC: I’ve never made a full length feature, myself, so I can’t really be one to talk. However, when I watch a Trashy movie there are some things that jump out at me as poor decisions or easy mistakes. Still, I would suffer a million boom mic shadows and ADR plot-hole fillers than watch Bella sit in her room for three seasons. For me, something like Malibu High or Frankooker is just infinitely more appealing. I’d much
I am sure Claudio Fragasso believes he made a good movie with Troll 2. There’s no question, he feels it’s a true expression of his creative vision. To most of us, we celebrate it as being a hilarious, over the top piece of Trash Cinema. rather sit through something chock full of energy and mistakes than a plush, sleek, movie that leaves me cold. The Collective’s monthly Trash Cinema Nights at Bird’s will hold its one year anniversary gathering on Saturday April 7, with a viewing of the latest Rotten Reviews episode, some trailers, and probably a screening of Night of the Creeps. (The group’s Facebook members vote on the video for each month’s gathering.) There is no cover, but donations are accepted for a Video 21 fund to acquire more crappy films. And attendees are encouraged to do whatever suits them – add some MST3K commentary, heckle, or just sit back and enjoy. Trash Cinema Nights are help every first Saturday at Bird’s 325 N. Bronough Street (32301) at 10pm. For more information about the collective, visit TrashCinemaCollective.com or follow them on Facebook. And for those with the passion, their projects are open to all.
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Commentary: The Media Doctors
The Real Climategate: Failing Media and Failing Politicians By Dr. Andy Opel
This is the sort of one dimensional accounting that allows a public servant to justify an energy policy that places the burdens of air pollution on the backs of consumers instead of putting those costs into the price of the product – fossil fuels – where they rightly belong. How can we expect the marketplace to work when the public health costs of fossil fuel use are not included in the price of the fuel?
In 2009 as the Copenhagen climate negotiations began, computer hackers broke into the personal email accounts of scientists at the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit in an attempt to smear their research. After nine independent inquiries, the scientists were exonerated and all of their research was upheld. After their inquiry, the UK Government concluded “the information contained in the illegally-disclosed emails does not provide any evidence to discredit … anthropogenic climate change” and the BBC apologized to the University of East Anglia for misleading reporting and coverage of the fake scandal. Unfortunately, another very real climategate continues today – perpetuated by some in our mainstream media and many of our political leaders. Through denial, evasion and the repetition of lies, our mainstream news outlets and many of our leading politicians are perpetuating a crime against the global public – the willful ignorance of climate change denial. Recently, a new batch of the 2009 stolen emails was released just as the Durban climate negotiations were getting underway and the media and political hyperventilation followed a familiar pattern. Because the emails did not contain any evidence of scientific wrongdoing, Fox News was reduced to criticizing the scientist’s response to having to respond to the British Freedom of Information Act. This is part of a Fox News pattern of climate disinformation documented by the 2010 di-
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rective from Washington bureau chief Bill Sammon who ordered newscasters to “immediately” question the science when covering climate change. Unlike the BBC, Fox News has not had the decency to apologize to climate scientists or the American public for their gross distortions and abdication of any public interest standard in their coverage of climate change. In addition to disingenuous news media, we also have a host of politicians who are choosing superstition over science, ideology over the public interest. Here in the State of Florida, we have a governor who continues to deny anthropogenic climate change, with his press secretary recently confirming that the governor has “not seen anything to convince him that climate change is caused by humans.” Maybe the Governor could start by reading the 2010 Climate Science Report Review from the US National Academy of Science that describes global warming as a “settled fact.” Or Governor Scott might pick up the November issue of Forbes magazine that details a new IPCC report about the economic impacts of extreme weather events associated with climate change. Or the Governor could defer to the global consensus of 97% of climate scientists who agree that climate change is the result of human activity. Instead, Governor Scott has chosen to align himself with the 3% fringe group and in the process, put the private interests of the fossil fuel industries above the public health interests of the citizens of Florida. When running for governor, Rick Scott signed the Koch brother’s “No Cli-
mate Tax Pledge,” committing himself to subsidizing the fossil fuel industry and asking the public to bear the costs of thousands of new asthma cases, emergency room visits, lost work days and more. Governor Scott’s press secretary defended the pledge, saying the Governor did not want to “take money away from Floridians through a tax.” This is the sort of one dimensional accounting that allows a public servant to justify an energy policy that places the burdens of air pollution on the backs of consumers instead of putting those costs into the price of the product – fossil fuels – where they rightly belong. How can we expect the marketplace to work when the public health costs of fossil fuel use are not included in the price of the fuel? These costs are very real and Governor Scott’s approach is to transfer Floridian’s health care money to the pockets of the Koch brothers and other fossil fuel barons. Governor Scott continues to squander taxpayer dollars by delaying and further “studying” Florida’s energy needs, with hopes of a “new” plan in 2012. While the Governor reinvents the wheel, California has had an energy plan that has kept per capita electricity consumption flat for 30 years while the rest of the country has seen a 60% rise in per capita electricity use. This policy has created a significant economic advantage for California, helping drive the solar industry that has been one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy during the recession. Why waste time with another “study” when California has a proven roadmap to carbon emission reduction? What we need instead is public policy that serves the public interest and is based on science not on Fox News and Koch brothers’ propaganda.
Angela Durant Turner, Ed.S., NCC
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Three Spanish Speaking Actors Wanted Wahi Media is looking for three Spanish speaking actors (two females and one male) for a PSA style “mockumentary” for the State of Virgina Department of Health. These are paid positions. The content is college students dealing with pregnancy and parenthood while in school. Please send an email with your resume and a headshot to firstname.lastname@example.org and put “Tally Spanish Speaking Actor” in the subject line.
Photographer Wanted to Photograph Oil Paintings MANDEM is seeking a photographer who is experienced with photographing paintings for the purpose of making prints and fine art reproductions. Please include your rates with your contact info. M. Steinman Arendsee may be reached at 800-313-2131 or MythpunkArt@gmail.com for more info.
Artist Studio Available at Railroad Square Art Park This is a work space where you can let the paint fly and a place to let your
creativity soar, and would also make a studio or storage space. Rent is $280 per month, including utilities. For more info contact E’Layne at email@example.com.
New Member Sought for South of Soho Gallery South of Soho Gallery in Railroad Square Art Park has an opening for a new member. Tallahassee’s oldest cooperative gallery is owned and operated by nine member artists. For more info email Charlie@CharlieSawyer.Com, or call/text (850) 228-2166.
Professional Portraits (Mondays and Tuesdays)
Mickey Adair will photograph artists in three poses, each with and without soft focus, for a total of six headshots/ portraits. While you wait they will be burned to a CD or flash drive for $35.00 and the proceeds will be donated to the area non-profit organization of your choosing. Sittings are being scheduled on Mondays and Tuesdays at 565 E. Tennessee St. (across from Leon High). To pre-pay and make your appointment visit www.availablelightphoto.com Mar 28, 2012/ vol. 1 iss. 3/ CapitalCityVillager/17
Ten Dollar Daycations By Jennifer Wells It was one of those perfect, 80-degree March Sundays in Tallahassee, and I had big plans to go on a daycation (formerly known as the day trip, before adding “cation” to everything was mandatory). That was until the reality set in: I had to spend a good chunk of the day working on a project about whose deadline I could no longer live in denial. Also, after gas and food and a park entrance fee, the planned daycation would have likely exceeded my self-imposed bud-
get of $10. So, I set up a challenge for myself: to spend no more than $10 in three hours and yet still feel like I had gone “away.” A friend of mine had told me that I would love the Trousdale pool because it was “just like California.” My former home in California, San Francisco, was gray and foggy and not suited for outdoor swimming sans wetsuit, but I decided that Trousdale would be my first stop anyway. Located on John Knox Road just past North Monroe, Trousdale Aquatic Cen-
ter was within easy biking distance of my house. In spite of the many people who have told me that biking in Tallahassee is dangerous, I put on my helmet, hopped on my one-speed beach cruiser, and pedaled there. A day pass was $3.50. Inside the gate, I was stunned by the gleaming, tropical, palm tree–fringed paradise with the large lap pool and the banana-yellow twisting waterslide dropping into a smaller children’s pool. Separating the two pools were more white lounge chairs than I had seen at the all-inclusive Mexican resort my friend had been married at last year. Unlike the resort, though, these chairs were not covered with bright pink, drunken tourists from Canada. There were a handful of people on the chairs and a few more in the pool, but I felt like I had stumbled into a private club but with public pool prices. I quickly changed in the clean locker room and slipped into the cool water, relishing the expansiveness of a lane of one’s own. An hour later, my pruned fingers pointed me in the direction of the lounge chairs, so I settled there, closed my eyes, and thought of the far-flung places I had traveled to in order to relax poolside in weather like this. After the swim, I needed to eat. With $7.50 remaining, it needed to not only be cheap, but also, since I had to be home in an hour, within biking distance. It also had to perpetuate the feeling of being on vacation. I considered one option, El Tapatio Mexican restaurant, where I could have had guacamole ($2.95) or any one of their multi-item lunch combinations (the most expensive is $7.50), but before I could get there, I saw Barnacle Bill’s and my decision was made. Swimming and seafood? Yes, please! On Wednesdays and Sundays, Barnacle Bill’s offers one dozen Apalachicola oysters for $6 as well as one dozen peel n’ eat shrimp for $4; every day, Natural “Natty” Light is $1. Torn between oysters and water, or shrimp and a beer, I went with the latter so that there would be enough cash left to leave a slightly better tip. Sitting out on the front patio, I maintained the vacation illusion by turning my back on the strip malls of Monroe Street, and instead pondered the wisdom somehow implicit in the sign, “I am oyster: shuck me. I am shrimp: peel me.” I cruised home slightly sunburned and satiated. With a modicum of self-delusion, I had been able to temporarily transport myself out of Tallahassee to an exclusivefeeling poolside resort and an oyster shack from another era. If international travel gives you eyes to see new things, then perhaps local travel gives you new eyes with which to see old things.
IF YOU GO:
Trousdale Aquatic Center: 298 John Knox Road. Open Mon.–Fri. 5:30am–8:00pm; Sat. 10am–6pm; Sun. 11:30am–6:00pm. Day Passes: Adults and Children $3.50, Seniors $2.75. TalGov.com/Parks El Tapatio: 1002 North Monroe St. Mon.–Thu. 11:00am–9:00pm; Fri.–Sat. 11:00am– 9:00pm; Sun. 11:00am–9:00pm. www.El-Tapatio.com
Barnacle Bill’s: 1830 North Monroe St. Mon. 4:00pm–11:00pm; Tue.–Sat. 11:00am– 11:00pm; Sun. 11:00am–10:00pm. BanracleBills.com
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Too Secret: Local Rockers “Girls On Film”
By Allie Marini The March 9 Girls on Film show at the Mockingbird Café was one that was sparsely attended, even when taking the venue’s intimate setup into account. This could partially be due to the fact that the show happened to coincide with FSU’s spring break, or the evermore-apparent lack of live music venue options in Tallahassee. Whatever the case, that’s a story unto itself. Girls on Film is a band that should have whatever venue it plays — whenever it plays there — packed from the stage to the doors, because they’re one of Tallahassee’s best and most unique musical outfits. And in a scene where the talent tends to head for greener pastures in bigger cities (yes, I mean you, Plastic Flowers), to stay in Tallahassee is something of an anomaly. One that warrants FSU students dragging themselves away from the ease of Club Downunder shows, and actually seeing what Tallahassee’s local scene is like, and for Tallahassee locals to drag themselves off their couches, or leave
the comfort of Waterworks for just a few hours to see some live music (you can go back, I promise, Brittany will still be at the Spaceport after the show, and Adam won’t have forgotten what you drink). Girls on Film sound exactly like what you want a band named Girls on Film to sound like — there’s no bait-andswitch at work here. Musically, it’s two girls, a bass, a computer, and a whole lot of sound, and that’s a good thing. Their music is incredibly danceable, and it’s a complete letdown that at this particular show no one (yes, me included) was dancing, because I’ve seen Girls on Film a number of times before, and even at some of the emptiest gigs, the dancing has been the best part of the show. Girls on Film are part of a second movement that borrows heavily from the New Wave sound of the 1980s while stripping it down to its very fundamentals — think Le Tigre, Ladyhawke, Santogold and The Faint. As a duo, even when playing to a less than Crowded House (sorry, couldn’t resist the opportunity), Christina and Julie’s stage presence is
electric and infectious, and it’s one of the best reasons to get yourself out of the house the next time they’re playing live. Whether you call it Glamwave or No Wave, they’re making synthpop at its best, with a saucy vocal delivery and animated bass style that’s evocative of what might happen if one of Robert Palmer’s “Simply Irresistible” mannequins suddenly had cuter clothes, a feminist awakening and a will of her own (and, as an added bonus, she also knew how to play her instrument. Well.) Classic 80s synthpop was often ridiculed for its engineered slickness, the element that made much of the era’s music cold, emotionally detached, and full of bloated bombast. But bands who utilized those same engineering techniques to their advantage (New Order, Pet Shop Boys, Duran Duran, Depeche Mode) are bands who have proved timeless, and those are the bands whose influence are prominent in the music of Girls on Film. While as a female, I am always hesitant to write about the appearance of a female-fronted band, in the case of Girls on Film, the look has nothing to do with gender; it is simply part of the show. Mix Annie Lennox, Theda Bara and Exene Cervenka and you’ll be on the right track. Sonically, there are way too many parallels that can be drawn, and all of them would be accurate, and yet none of them would even be a close description. Vocally, I can name drop Siouxsie, Dale Bozzio, Cyndi Lauper and Shakespear’s Sister as iconic singers whose styles are obvious at times and whose influence is integrated wholly into the unique structure of the Girls on Film structure. The aesthetics of a Girls on Film show are the fusion of bright and dark — there should be dancing, and your heart should ache just as much as your feet at the end of it. You should be sing-
Girls on Film sound exactly like what you want a band named Girls on Film to sound like — there’s no bait-and-switch at work here. Musically, it’s two girls, a bass, a computer, and a whole lot of sound, and that’s a good thin ing along to some of the saddest lyrics you’ve ever read, and be happy while you’re doing it. You should be sweaty and energized, but exhausted and ready to fall into your bed. More than anything, you should feel like you’ve experienced something. But don’t take my word for it. See them for yourself. I promise, Waterworks will still be there when you get back from the show — and hey, you might even get one of the DJs to play Girls on Film for you. Don’t miss the next time Girls on Film plays live! Visit their official site www. GirlsOnFilm.us or their Facebook page to stay up to date on the band’s activities and scheduled shows.
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Tallahassee performs Romeo and Juliet A Lawyer, a Judge, and a PhD candidate walk into a theater Capital City Shakespeare Company performed Romeo and Juliet in the middle of March to rave reviews. But not before Villager’s Nora Bonner could stop by for a rehearsal. She filed this report. By Nora Bonner On Friday, March 14, Capital City Shakespeare opened its twelfth season with what is likely the most produced of the Bard’s plays. As I parked my car at the Young Actor’s Theater space to observe a Sunday afternoon rehearsal, I spotted in my rearview mirror two actors swinging swords around the yard out back. They were half in costume, half in street clothes, wearing loose Renaissance shirts and vests over blue jeans. Inside the dark theater with a near-empty house, the stage filled with more of Tallahassee’s community members-turned-performers. This year’s cast ranges from high school students to a First District judge, ages 15–60. A tense energy filled the theater, its stage and its dressing rooms, from what anyone with theater experience would recognize as “tech week.” It’s the time when the show comes together, when the company must perform runthroughs from start to finish without calling for their lines. It’s when the people you’ve been rehearsing with start to show what they’re really like — at least, what they’re like when they’re nervous. As far as I could tell, the cast of Romeo and Juliet had a collective handle on how to turn nervous energy into excitement. None more so than local civil rights lawyer David Organes, who’s tackling Shakespeare for the first time since high school. He’s playing Benvolio. When I asked him to cite the most challenging aspect of acting in a Shakespearean play, he mentioned the lan-
guage. Not reading it, he said. It’s not hard to understand on the page. Rather, the challenge comes with figuring out how to deliver Elizabethan syntax to a present-day audience. When deciding to audition, Organes did not anticipate how much he would learn from people a lot younger than him. Here he is, he said, someone without much acting experience, picking up performance tidbits from people who are still in college — BFA students who have dedicated their lives (so far) to the stage. This exchange between community members and university students, rooted in their love for Shakespeare’s language, is what Steve Adams had in mind when he started the company 12 years ago, after performing at the Delacorte Theater with New York’s Shakespeare in the Park. He described CCS as a “town and gown” initiative. If you’re like me and have never heard the term “town and gown,” it’s a college-town program whose main purpose is to bring together academics (in this case, students and faculty from FSU’s English and Theater departments) and local people from the community. When he told me that the first play he ever produced with CCS was Measure for Measure, I was a little taken aback. “Really?” I asked. “Why that one?” “It was topical,” Adams said. “It confronts sexual harassment.” At the same time CCS was performing Measure for Measure, a Leon County Commissioner underwent investigation for a nationally recognized sexual harassment case. That was a coincidence. Even so, Adams tends to choose the season’s plays according to the issues they explore: the abuse of the elderly in King Lear; the religious bigotry in Merchant of Venice. Capital City Shakespeare is different from other community theater groups in that they perform one play per sea-
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son after months of in-depth study. In the summer, the board chooses a play which will undergo workshops in the fall, auditions and rehearsals in the winter, and a two-week performance run in the spring. The workshops take place at local schools. This year, Adams worked with students from Chiles High School on a sonnet. The FSU Ph.D. candidate-turned-director, Kate Lechler, led a scene study from Romeo and Juliet that allowed her to focus specifically on movement and body language to accompany Shakespeare’s words. For Lechler, theater offers a community-building, creative experience unlike any other art form. The audience participates in the creative process, contributing to the play’s varied moments from night to night. “The moments can’t be recreated,” she said. Each performance exists as its own artifact. Meanwhile, Shakespeare continues to give actors an opportunity to think specifically about language: the rhetorical structures, its repetition and
alliteration. His plays also let audience members reacquaint themselves with lines that have become cultural truisms. She cited “The course of true love never did run smooth” from A Midsummer Night’s Dream as an example. Participating in the language is precisely what prompted Bob Benton, a First District judge, to audition for the play in January. This will be his first appearance on stage. When I asked him why Romeo and Juliet, he said he wasn’t sure, but he’s been delighted to see how much the play contains: sword fights, a dance number. “Still,” he said, “it’s the language that makes it so wonderful.” Lechler says that Romeo and Juliet is not only one of Shakespeare’s most quotable plays, but it might be the one most accessible for a broader audience. “Seven-year-olds probably wouldn’t get much out of Hamlet,” she said. “But anyone from just about any age can understand a boy and girl who love each other without their parents’ permission.”
Attention local authors! Capital City Villager is throwing down the challenge. We want local writers to submit their best, original, complete creations in fiction that tell a full story in 500 words or less! The best and most provocative will be selected for publication in Capital City Villager and online. And we may, at the end of the quarter or the year, convene a panel of independent judges and pick the “best of the best” for special recognition. Any genre. Any topic. It’s up to you. Just keep it under 500 words. You could also call this the “Soul of wit Challenge” we guess ... so be witty and keep it short. Read submission guidelines and terms online at TallyVillager.com, and email you submissions to Tallahassy@Gmail.com (subject line: “500 Word Challenge.”
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ZBT Asking Public To Help Fund Debut Album By Tracy Horenbein In 1957, Miles Davis released an album titled Birth of the Cool. It was one of many legendary releases by Davis and his impressive cast of supporting players. The album marked Davis’ musical transformation from Bebop to what became known as West Coast Jazz. All great artists know that sometimes you have to ruffle a few feathers and shake things up for the sake of innovation. When Zach Bartholomew, Miles Bozeman, and Brandon Robertson came together at Florida State University, they weren’t exactly planning on pushing the envelope of the jazz genre. The
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power of music, however, had other plans for them. It’s not uncommon for college students to go through experimental phases while seeking their higher education. What’s special about these college students is the fact that their experimentation took place in the music they created. Pianist Zach Bartholomew, drummer Miles Bozeman, and bassist Brandon Robertson started playing together while attending music school at FSU. All three came from very different musical backgrounds, but shared a common passion for creating and making a little extra money playing gigs around town. Officially forming the Zach Bartholomew Trio (ZBT) in 2009, the group began playing steady gigs around town, eventually performing throughout the Southeast. Their music has also taken them to Washington, D.C. as well as Europe. After all three graduated from FSU, they realized they had something special going on with ZBT. While playing together, the three unique personalities began developing their own original sound. This creative process had given them the confidence to continue writing and performing. More importantly, it gave them a mission. Having participated on both the receiving and giving end of music education, the members of ZBT all share a strong commitment to continuing jazz education among younger students. The “each one teach one” philosophy is an important part of jazz tradition, and something that musicians like Wynton Marsalis have spent a lifetime cultivating. The members of ZBT agreed that the best way for them to continue spreading their music was to make an album. Their years of hard work paid off during the whirlwind recording session that took place in a studio on FSU’s cam-
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pus. The trio recorded an impressive 10 songs in about five hours. Everything was recorded live, and thoughtfully arranged in an order that replicated a live ZBT set. The band wanted the listener to have the same musical journey that one would experience while hearing them perform at a concert. Even more impressive, the album features nine original compositions by all three members. The only cover song is the John Coltrane composition “Lazy Bird.” Although the ambitious recording process is complete, the band is hoping to get support from the community and their fans in order to cover the expense of mastering and printing CDs. They have created a project page on Kickstarter.com to raise the necessary $2,000 needed. For those of you not familiar with Kickstarter, it’s not just what all the cool kids are doing; it’s what all the smart kids are doing. At the time this article was written, ZBT had received $1,571 of their $2,000 goal. The Kickstarter drive will be running until Tuesday, April 3. People who contribute to the project can receive a
copy of the CD and various other offerings of the band’s appreciation. The album is titled Out of this Town, in reference to ZBT’s future plans for spreading their music beyond the city that brought them together. All three members are quick to point out that the title does not convey their desire to leave Tallahassee in the dust. It’s more of an homage to the city that allowed them to discover something important within themselves, and share that with people in other cities and countries. Catch ZBT live every other Wednesday at Lee’s Wine Bar on 1700 North Monroe St. and Saturday, March 24 at the Tallahassee Jazz and Blues Festival. Follow the Zach Bartholomew Trio on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. You can also contribute to their Kickstarter campaign at www.kickstarter.com/projects/zbtrio/ debut-album-out-of-this-town. An album release party is planned for June.
Kids and Families
KIDS EAT FREE!! The following list is an exerpt of the online resource maintained by TallyConnection.com -- a service of FSU Credit Union -- available to you in Villager as a public service. To support Tallahassee, we have chosen to include locally owned restaurants, not corporate chains. To include your business, visit TallyConnection.com.
3220 Apalachee Pkwy, Suite #13
Kids under 8 eat free in evenings with purchase of adult meal.
Bagel Bagel Cafe
1460 Market Street
Receive a free Little Chef’s Meal with the purchase of an adult entree. (Market Street location only). THIS LOCATION CLOSES AT 3:00PM.
Black Bean Cuban Café
2205 Apalachee Pkwy
Cody’s Original Roadhouse
1926 Capital Circle NE
Two kids 10 and under can eat free off the Kid’s Stuff Menu with purchase of a full price adult entrée.
Coosh’s Bayou Rouge
2910 Kerry Forest Pkwy
From 5pm to close.
111-17 South Magnolia Drive
Free Spaghetti all day for kids under 10.
PoBoys Creole Cafe
1425 Village Sq Blvd.
After 4PM with purchase of adult meal.
224 E. College Ave.
1944 W. Pensacola St.
2887 Kerry Forest Pkwy
4pm until closing. One kids meal with every adult entree, dine in only.
Village Pizza and Pasta
1400-33 Village Square Blvd.
Free spaghetti with adult entree purchase, from 4pm to close.
Atlanta Bread (Timberlane)
1408 Timberlane Road
With adult purchase.
Black Bean Cuban Café
2205 Apalachee Pkwy
Canopy Road Cafe
4500 Shannon Lakes Rd.
Kids meals only. This location only.
Cody’s Original Roadhouse
1926 Capital Circle NE
Two kids 10 and under can eat free of the Kid’s Stuff Menu with purchase of a full price adult entrée.
Hurricane Grill & Wings
6800 Thomasville Rd.
All day, children under 12 receive free kid’s meal with adult entree purchased at the regular price.
Miller’s Ale House
722 Apalachee Pky.
Morelia’s Authentic Mexican Restaurant
1355 Market Street
Free kids meal with every adult meal purchase. Under 10 years of age. Also, a free drink with the purchase of an adult regular drink.
1140 Capital Circle SE #15
San Miguel Mexican Restaurant
200 West Tharpe Street
Starting in evenings.
Black Bean Cuban Café
2205 Apalachee Pkwy
1660-9 North Monroe
After 5pm, this location only.
2736 Capital Circle NE
1887 Capital Cir. NE
Dinner only, kids meals. Comes with drink and an ice cream cone
SouthWood Golf Course
3750 Grove Park Drive
4pm - 8pm.
3111 Mahan Dr.
Mahan Drive location only, Starting at 5:00 pm.
Black Bean Cuban Café
2205 Apalachee Pkwy
The Wharf Express
3197 Merchant’s Row Blvd., Suite 110
Kid’s eat free with purchase of any adult meal.
Black Bean Cuban Café
2205 Apalachee Pkwy
Black Bean Cuban Café
2205 Apalachee Pkwy
Cabo’s Island Grill & Bar
1221 Apalachee Parkway
11am - 4pm.
Morelia’s Authentic Mexican Restaurant
1355 Market Street
Free kids meal with every adult meal purchase. Under 10 years of age. Also, a free drink with the purchase of an adult regular drink.
1887 Capital Circle NE
All day. Comes with drink and an ice cream cone.
Black Bean Cuban Café
2205 Apalachee Pkwy
2415 N. Monroe St.
Free child’s meal with the purchase of an adult meal. Located in the Tallahassee Mall, adjacent to AMC Movie Theater.
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS Exhibit Body of Art 1020 ART 3/28/2012 - 3/30/2012 Museum Hours www.1020art.com 1020 East Lafayette Street
Youth Success Juvenile Justice Foundation and DISC Village 3/28/2012 - 3/31/2012 8:00 AM - 6:00:00 PM www.florida-arts.org 500 S. Bronough Street “Coastal Life” Art by Linda Clark Bali-HI Trading Company 3/28/2012 - 4/30/2012 Call for Hours www.balihi.us Golden Age of Jazz Tallahassee Museum 3/28/2012 - 5/6/2012 9:00 AM - 5:00:00 PM www.tallahasseemuseum.org/ 3945 Museum Drive
Tallahassee’s Knott House Museum of Florida History 3/28/2012 - 6/30/2012 Museum Hours www.museumoffloridahistory.com 500 S. Bronough St. Highwaymen Art Presentation Museum of Florida History 3/28/2012 - 12/31/2012 Museum Hours www.museumoffloridahistory.com 500 S. Bronough St.
Girl Scouting in the Sunshine State: Celebrating 100 Years Florida Historic Capitol Museum 3/28/2012 - 8/5/2012 www.flhistoriccapitol.gov 400 S. Monroe Street Exhibits at Mission San Luis Mission San Luis 3/28/2012 - 12/31/2012 10:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM www.missionsanluis.org 2100 West Tennessee St 2012 Spring Artbrary at Strozier Florida State University Libraries
3/28/2012 - 4/16/2012 9:00 AM - 8:00:00 PM www.lib.fsu.edu/ 116 Honors Way
Jill Quadagno: The Color of Light Gadsden Arts Center 3/28/2012 - 4/28/2012 10:00 AM - 5:00:00 PM www.gadsdenarts.org 13 N. Madison Street Creative Tallahassee 2012 City Hall Gallery 3/28/2012 - 5/14/2012 8:00 AM - 5:30:00 PM www.cocanet.org 300 South Adams Street
25th Annual Student Exhibition: High Sch Art and Senior Portfolio Competition LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts 3/28/2012 - 4/28/2012 Variying Hours www.lemolyne.org 125 North Gadsden Street
Kimberly Witham and Featherstone/Conneley Duo 621 Gallery 4/6/2012 6:00 PM - 9:00:00 PM http://www.621gallery.org 621 Industrial Drive Public Reception & Opening -- Spring Graduating Artists FSU Museum of Fine Arts 4/6/2012 7:00 PM - 9:00:00 PM http://www.sevendaysfestival.org Fine Arts Building (Copeland & Call)
FESTIVALS 3rd Saturdays at Railroad Square Art Park Shops & Studios at Railroad Square 4/21/2012 - 1/19/2013 1:00 PM - 5:00:00 PM email@example.com McDonnell Dr. 3rd Thursday Museum of Florida History 4/19/2012 5:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM www.museumoffloridahistory.com 500 S. Bronough St.
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Tallahassee Sand Festival Pavilion at Market District in Market Square 3/30/2012 - 4/1/2012 Varying Hours www.tallysandfest.com/ 1415 Timberlane Road Downtown MarketPlace Tallahassee Saturdays Monroe St at Park Avenue Downtown 3/31/2012 - 11/24/2012 9:00 AM - 2:00:00 PM www.tallahasseedowntown.com 117 E Park Avenue 44th Annual Springtime Tallahassee Festival and Parade Downtown Tallahassee 3/31/2012 All Day www.springtimetallahassee.com Downtown Sour’s BANDBQ #6 annual barbeque party, bands unite! Krewe De Gras 4/22/2012 - 4/23/2012 1:00 PM - 6:00:00 PM wailinwolves.blogspot.com 1304 B North Monroe St Spring Fling Florida State University 4/13/2012 7:00 PM - 12:00:00 AM up.union.fsu.edu/ Florida State University Oglesby Union
City of Tallahassee 53rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt Myers Park 4/8/2012 1:00 PM - 3:00:00 PM www.talgov.com 913 Myers Park Dr 8th Annual Blue Ribbon Bash ~ dancing and entertainment plus silent auction Tallahassee Antique Car Museum 4/13/2012 7:30 PM - 11:30:00 PM www.brehonfamilyservices.org 6800 Mahan Drive 1st Friday @ Railroad Square Art Park Railroad Square Art Park 4/6/2012 6:00 PM - 10:00:00 PM http://communityatrailroadsquare.org 567 Industrial Dr
LECTURES/ READINGS Art for Dinner 621 Gallery 4/14/2012 6:30 PM http://www.621gallery.org 621 Industrial Drive
Mindfulness Series: Meditation is Good Medicine: Meditation & Western Science New Leaf Market 4/3/2012 7:45 PM - 9:00:00 PM www.newleafmarket.coop 1235 Apalachee Parkway Eat Healthy, Live Longer New Leaf Market 4/5/2012 7:45 PM - 9:00:00 PM www.newleafmarket.coop 1235 Apalachee Parkway Green Smoothie New Leaf Market 4/9/2012 7:45 PM - 8:45:00 PM www.newleafmarket.coop 1235 Apalachee Parkway
Sugar Blues Sponsored by New Leaf Market New Leaf Market 4/11/2012 7:45 PM - 8:45:00 PM www.newleafmarket.coop 1235 Apalachee Parkway Summer Salad Series - Black Bean, Corn & Red Pepper Salad New Leaf Market 4/16/2012 7:45 PM - 9:00:00 PM www.newleafmarket.coop 1235 Apalachee Parkway
A Natural Solution to Allergies Sponsored by New Leaf Market New Leaf Market 4/17/2012 7:45 PM - 9:00:00 PM www.newleafmarket.coop 1235 Apalachee Parkway
Sarah Vowell - Seven Days of Opening Nights Ruby Diamond Concert Hall 4/1/2012 8:00 PM http://Tickets.FSU.edu Westcott Building FSU Campus FSU Literary Readings The Warehouse 4/3/2012 - 12:00:00 AM 8:00 PM (850) 222-6188 706 W Gaines St.
Doctor Faustus Resurgens Theatre Company The Warehouse 4/13/2012 - 4/16/2012 8:00 PM (850) 222-6188 706 W Gaines St
Historical Happenings Lecture - “Becoming Seminole” Mission San Luis 4/7/2012 10:30 AM - 11:30:00 AM http://www.missionsanluis.org 2100 West Tennessee Street Attitudes at Aging: A Workshop Tallahassee Senior Center 4/2/2012 1:30 PM - 4:00:00 PM www.capitalchordsmen.org 1400 North Monroe St.
House Dance Workshop with The Brian “Footwork” Green Dance Fusion Studios 4/5/2012 8:00 PM - 9:30:00 PM www.bgirlview.com 1416 West Tennessee
Shelter Event ~ free hotdog with every donation Fermentation Lounge 4/5/2012 http://www.fermentationlounge.com/ 113 All Saints St. Food Truck Thursday Tallahassee Food Truck Association, Inc. 3/29/2012 - 5/3/2012 6:00 PM - 9:00:00 PM firstname.lastname@example.org l (850)509-3831 330 E. Tharpe St.
Free Wine Tasting New Leaf Market 3/30/2012 - 12:00:00 AM 5:30 PM - 7:00:00 PM (850)942-2557 1235 Apalachee Parkway
Free Beer Tasting New Leaf Market 3/31/2012 - 12:00:00 AM 4:30 PM - 6:00:00 PM www.newleafmarket.coop 1235 Apalachee Parkway
Kids Day Challenger Learning Center 4/21/2012 11:00 AM - 12:00:00 PM www.challengertlh.com 200 South Duval Street
PFLAG Tallahassee Monthly Meeting - 2nd Thurs Each Mth St. John’s Episcopal Church 4/8/2012 - 12:00:00 AM 6:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM http://www.pflag-tallahassee.org 211 N. Monroe Street
Wish Upon a Hero Foundation - Cycle to Raise Money Sweat Therapy Fitness 4/28/2012 www.beaheroevent.com Manor@Midtown Ukulele jam session Finnegan’s Wake 4/1/2012 - 12:00:00 AM 4:00 PM - 6:00:00 PM (850)933-8657 Mid-town at 5th Street
Headshots for Tallahassee-Area Non-Profits Mickey Adair 4/2/2012 - 12:00:00 AM 3:00 PM - 7:00:00 PM email@example.com 565 E. Tennesseee St. (across from Leon High) Crochet / Knitting Meet! What ? Cafe 4/3/2012 - 12:00:00 AM 6:30 AM - 9:00:00 PM www.whatcafe.com 1940 N. Monroe St. #76
Science Salon Waterworks 3/29/2012 - 12:00:00 AM 9:00 PM http://waterworkstallahassee.com/Daily_ Specials 1133 Thomasville Road
Women’s Sand Volleyball Tournament at the Tallahassee Sand Festival - Register to Compete Pavilion at Market District in Market Square 3/31/2012 - 4/1/2012 10:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM www.tallysandfest.com/ 1415 Timberlane Road Be Kind, Unwind Club Downunder 4/17/2012 12:30 PM - 2:30:00 PM http://up.union.fsu.edu/ Florida State University Oglesby Union
Grand Opening - Arabian Flair Bellydance Studio Arabian Flair Bellydance Studio 4/6/2012 6:00 PM - 10:00:00 PM www.ArabianFlair.com Railroad Square, 1033 Commercial Drive Parade of Boutiques ~ All Over Tallahassee Via Party Bus Starting at Market District 4/7/2012 8:30 AM - 4:00:00 PM www.ParadeofBoutiques.com Intersection of Timberlane Rd and Market St
NIGHTLIFE/ LIVE MUSIC Ballroom Dancing w/Tallahassee Swing Band American Legion Each Tuesday 7:30 PM - 10:00:00 PM http://www.tallahasseeswing.com/ 229 Lake Ella Drive Little Black Dress Night @ L8 Hotel Duval 4/4/2012 9:00 PM - 2:00:00 AM http://www.hotelduval.com/ 415 North Monroe Stree Sing Sing Karaoke What ? Cafe Fridays 8:00 PM - 11:55:00 PM www.whatcafe.com 1940 N. Monroe St. #76
4/3/2012 - 12:00:00 AM 8:30 PM - 11:00:00 PM tangotallahassee.com Manor@MIDTOWN 1122 Road
Tallahassee Ballroom Dance w/ DJ American Legion 4/2/2012 7:30 PM - 10:30:00 PM www.floridalegionpost13.org 229 Lake Ella Dr. Tallahasse Swing Band American Legion 4/3/2012 7:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM www.floridalegionpost13.org 229 Lake Ella Dr.
Sue Boyd Country Dance Lessons American Legion 4/4/2012 6:30 PM - 10:00:00 PM www.floridalegionpost13.org 229 Lake Ella Dr.
Trivia Night with John France and his Orchestra Bird’s Aphrodisiac Oyster Shack 4/3/2012 7:30 PM - 10:00:00 PM www.birdsoystershack.com/ 325 N Bronough St Comedy Night Bird’s Aphrodisiac Oyster Shack 4/4/2012 9:00 PM - 11:00:00 PM www.birdsoystershack.com/ 325 N Bronough St Karaoke with DJ Shower Bird’s Aphrodisiac Oyster Shack 3/29/2012 9:30 PM www.birdsoystershack.com/ 325 N Bronough St
Live Music and Trash Cinema Night Bird’s Aphrodisiac Oyster Shack 3/31/2012 www.birdsoystershack.com/ 325 N Bronough St
Hospitality Night Waterworks 4/2/2012 5:00 PM - 2:00:00 AM http://waterworkstallahassee.com/Daily_ Specials 1133 Thomasville Road
Tango Tuesdays ~ Argentine Tango Society Fifth Avenue Tap Room
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DJ and Dancing Waterworks 3/30/2012 10:00 PM - 2:00:00 AM http://waterworkstallahassee.com/Daily_ Specials 1133 Thomasville Road
Jungo! a bingo type game Waterworks 4/1/2012 waterworkstallahassee.com/Daily_Specials 1133 Thomasville Road Karaoke-$2 Specials Pockets Pool and Pub 4/3/2012 http://www.pocketspoolandpub.com/ 2810 Sharer Road
College Night Drink Specials, DJ, and Free Bowling 8-10 Pockets Pool and Pub 4/4/2012 http://www.pocketspoolandpub.com/ 2810 Sharer Road Lady’s Night Pockets Pool and Pub 3/29/2012 http://www.pocketspoolandpub.com/ 2810 Sharer Road DJ Night Pockets Pool and Pub 3/30/2012 http://www.pocketspoolandpub.com/ 2810 Sharer Road Live Trivia with Jonny Ray Pockets Pool and Pub 4/2/2012 http://www.pocketspoolandpub.com/ 2810 Sharer Road Bomber Babe Night Bomb Shelter 4/4/2012 http://barnaclebills.com/ 1830 North Monroe Street Bar Wars Bomb Shelter 4/3/2012 http://barnaclebills.com/ 1830 North Monroe Street College Night Bomb Shelter 3/29/2012 http://barnaclebills.com/ 1830 North Monroe Street Live Band Bomb Shelter 3/30/2012
http://barnaclebills.com/ 1830 North Monroe Street
Grown Folks Night The Moon 3/31/2012 10:00 PM - 2:00:00 AM http://www.222moon.com/ East Lafayette Street Stetsons On The Moon The Moon 3/30/2012 10:00 PM - 2:00:00 AM http://www.222moon.com/ East Lafayette Street College Night The Moon 4/4/2012 10:00 PM - 2:00:00 AM http://www.222moon.com/ East Lafayette Street
Phucked Up Fridays AJ Sports Bar and Grill 3/30/2012 http://www.ajsportsbar.net/ 1800 West Tennessee Stree Sunday Funday AJ Sports Bar and Grill 4/1/2012 http://www.ajsportsbar.net/ 1800 West Tennessee Stree Flippin’ Tuesday AJ Sports Bar and Grill 4/3/2012 http://www.ajsportsbar.net/ 1800 West Tennessee Stree Big Contest Wednesday AJ Sports Bar and Grill 4/4/2012 10:30 PM http://www.ajsportsbar.net/ 1800 West Tennessee Stree Karaoke Dance Party AJ Sports Bar and Grill 3/31/2012 10:00 PM http://www.ajsportsbar.net/ 1800 West Tennessee Stree
Gay Night! ~ Dance Music Club Rehab 3/30/2012 http://www.facebook.com/ClubRehab 926 W. Tharpe Happy Hour till 8 Krewe de Gras 3/28/2012 12:00:00 AM - 8:00:00 PM on facebook 1304-B N. Monroe Street
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T-Pain’s Come to the Crib Part 2 Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center 3/31/2012 7:00 PM www.tlccc.org 505 West Pensacola Street
Phillip Solomon Stewart & the Palace Band Amen-Ra 3/30/2012 8:30 PM - 11:30:00 PM http://www.KINGPent.com 812 S. Macomb Street
Harvest Gypsies with Special Guests Mike Rychlik and Warren Sutton Mockingbird Cafe 3/30/2012 find us on facebook 1225 N Monroe St
Cover It Up @ Midtown Pass - 2 Sets of 90s Rock Hits! Midtown Pass 4/6/2012 850.597.9614 N. Monroe St
Wine, Dance, and Art with World Ballet Market Plaza 3/31/2012 7:00 PM - 9:30:00 PM www.worldballetinc.com 1350 Market Street
The New 76ers Mockingbird Cafe 3/31/2012 find us on facebook 1225 N Monroe St
A Rare Intimate Evening with Bob Dylan Mockingbird Cafe 4/1/2012 find us on facebook 1225 N Monroe St
Mimi and The HearnDogs ~ Happy Hour 68pm Mockingbird Cafe 4/2/2012 find us on facebook 1225 N Monroe St Randall Bramblett!! (Tickets are $15) Mockingbird Cafe 4/5/2012 www.randallbramblett.com 1225 N Monroe St Underscore Orkestra The Hop Yard 4/4/2012 9:00 PM http://theunderscoreorkestra.com/ 453 All Saints Street Keith Taylor Band 501 Cafe 3/30/2012 6:00 PM - 8:30:00 PM http://www.501cafe.com 501 North Macomb Street
Salsa Dancing - Every Friday and Saturday Margo’s 3/30/2012 11:00 PM find us on facebook 451 West Gaines Street
Co-Op Cafe Night ~ Enjoy live music while you dine New Leaf Market 4/6/2012 6:30 PM - 9:00:00 PM www.newleafmarket.coop 1235 Apalachee Parkway
New Edition Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center 4/15/2012 7:00 PM http://www.tlccc.org 505 West Pensacola Street The New 76ers & The Silver Daggers Krewe De Gras 4/20/2012 9:00 PM - 1:30:00 AM http://wailinwolves.blogspot.com 1304 B North Monroe St
Due South ~ Ssouthern food and music Studio 209 4/20/2012 5:30 PM w w w.thomasvillearts.org/events/duesouth/ 209 W. Remington Ave SUCCESS (ex everyone) w/ Royal Heavies Mockingbird Cafe 3/31/2012 10:30 PM - 1:30:00 AM find us on facebook 1225 N Monroe St
Dangerous Ponies, Zebu, Quiet Clouds, Water Brother Franklin Manor 4/1/2012 6:00 PM - 9:00:00 PM find us on facebook Across from Florida Bar on Franklin St Sun Hotel, El Cantador, West Hexes St. Michael’s Pub 4/9/2012 8:00 PM - 11:00:00 PM find us on facebook 513 W. Gaines St
Apr14 GO RADIO / This Prov /Tyler Carter/ It’s A Trap The Gaines Street Station 4/14/2012 5:30 PM - 12:00:00 AM find us on facebook 809 Railroad Ave Joey Gilmore Bradfordville Blues Club 3/31/2012 8:30 PM 7152 Moses Lane Beth McKee Bradfordville Blues Club 4/6/2012 7152 Moses Lane
Grayson Capps & the Lost Cause Minstrels Bradfordville Blues Club 4/7/2012 7152 Moses Lane Flannel Church with Duane Trucks Bradfordville Blues Club 4/12/2012 8:00 PM 7152 Moses Lane Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges Bradfordville Blues Club 4/13/2012 7152 Moses Lane Roomful Of Blues Bradfordville Blues Club 4/14/2012 7152 Moses Lane
First Friday At Flounge Fermentation Lounge 4/6/2012 5:00 PM - 2:00:00 AM http://www.fermentationlounge.com/ 113 All Saints St.
Holy Grail-Ale and Holy Grail on the big screen Fermentation Lounge 4/8/2012 5:00 PM - 2:00:00 AM http://www.fermentationlounge.com/ 113 All Saints St. TEDx FSU event Fermentation Lounge 4/12/2012 5:00 PM - 2:00:00 AM http://tedxfsu.org/ 113 All Saints St.
Firkenteenth ~ Casks, baby! Fermentation Lounge 4/13/2012 5:00 PM - 2:00:00 AM http://www.fermentationlounge.com/ 113 All Saints St.
Lazy Sunday Matinee Fermentation Lounge 4/15/2012 4:30 PM - 5:30:00 PM http://www.fermentationlounge.com/ 113 All Saints St. Irish Music Gathering Fermentation Lounge 4/15/2012 7:00 PM - 9:00:00 PM http://www.fermentationlounge.com/ 113 All Saints St.
Cursive Club Downunder 4/11/2012 8:00 PM http://up.union.fsu.edu/ Florida State University Oglesby Union The Boxer Rebellion w/ Canon Blue Club Downunder 4/14/2012 8:30 PM http://up.union.fsu.edu/ Florida State University Oglesby Union Theory of a Deadman Coliseum 4/9/2012 6:30 PM find us on facebook 1833 W Tennessee St
Grant Peeples - Sarah Mac Band American Legion 4/6/2012 7:30 PM http://www.floridalegionpost13.org/ 229 Lake Ella Dr. 2012 Champagne Sip Tallahassee Antique Car Museum 4/14/2012 - 4/15/2012 9:00 PM - 1:00:00 AM http://tacm.com/ 6800 Mahan Drive A Night of 80’s Jake&39;s Bar 4/3/2012 - 4/4/2012 10:00 PM - 2:00:00 AM 460 West Tennessee Street Open Mic Night! What ? Cafe 3/29/2012 - 12:00:00 AM 9:00 PM http://www.whatcafe.com 1940 N. Monroe St. #76
The Ned Devines Finnegan’s Wake 4/8/2012, 7:00 PM - 10:00:00 PM http://www.facebook.com/theneddevines 1122 Thomasville Rd.
3/28/2012 - 4/1/2012 8:00 PM www.tickets.fsu.edu 502 S. Copeland St.
Capitol City Beer Fest University Center Club 4/12/2012 6:00 PM - 9:00:00 PM www.capitolcitybeerfest.com FSU Doak Campbell Stadium
T H E AT E R / CONCERTS/ CINEMA Capital Chordsmen Barbershop Chorus rehearsals: Join us Thursdays! Tallahassee Senior Center 3/29/2012 - 12/6/2012 7:00 PM - 9:30:00 PM www.capitalchordsmen.org 1400 North Monroe St. Toccatarama! by American Organists Trinity United Methodist Church 3/31/2012 12:30 PM - 1:30:00 PM find us on facebook 120 W. Park Ave
Barbershop Harmony Quartet Extravaganza! The Capital Chordsmen Tallahassee Little Theatre 3/31/2012 7:00 PM - 8:30:00 PM www.capitalchordsmen.org 1861 Thomasville Road Come Fly Away Broadway Series Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center 4/2/2012 7:30 PM http://www.tlccc.org 505 West Pensacola Street
New Horizons: Original Works Festival Florida State University School of Theatre 4/11/2012 - 4/12/2012 8:00 PM www.tickets.fsu.edu 239 FSU Fine Arts Building
Sing Your Song All Saints Cinema - (Inside the Amtrak Station) 3/30/2012 Various Showings www.tallahasseefilms.com 918-1/2Railroad Avenue The Seagull Lab Theatre, FSU
The Extraordinary Voyage and a Trip to the Moon All Saints Cinema - (Inside the Amtrak Station) 4/1/2012 , 3:00 PM www.tallahasseefilms.com 918-1/2 Railroad Avenue The Piano in a Factory All Saints Cinema 4/13/2012 - 4/15/2012 Various Showings www.tallahasseefilms.com 918-1/2 Railroad Avenue Bye Bye Birdie Lawton Chiles High School 4/12/2012 - 4/14/2012 7:30 PM - 10:00:00 PM (850) 488-6818 7200 Lawton Chiles Lane
The Weight We Carry FSU’s Annex Theatre 3/30/2012 - 4/1/2012 Various Showings www.lymproductions.com Corner of Copeland and Call St
Laundry & Bourbon and Lonestar Tallahassee Little Theatre 3/30/2012 - 4/8/2012 Various Showings www.tallahasseelittletheatre.org 1861 Thomasville Road Smokey Joe’s Cafe FAMU Essential Theatre 4/4/2012 - 4/8/2012 Various Showings www.famu.edu Tucker Hall FAMU Campus
Theatre/Cinema/Concerts MET the Royal Opera House: Ernani The Movies at Governor’s Square 4/7/2012 12:00 PM http://www.fathomevents.com 1501 Governors Square Blvd. Adventures of a Wimpy Kid Young Actors Theatre 4/6/2012 - 4/15/2012 Various Showings www.youngactorstheatre.com 609 Glenview Drive
Indie Film “The FP” AMC Theaters 4/10/2012 , 8:00 PM - 9:30:00 PM http://www.filmpulse.net
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