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LIFTING THE VEIL ON A PANDEMIC:

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OKTOBERFEST: GRAB A STEIN AND KICK UP YOUR HEELS AT GERMAN FESTIVALS REGIONWIDE

SO ‘URBEAU’: GWEN FRAZIER-SMITH IS OUR VERY OWN NORMAN ROCKWELL

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DAVENPORT HOUSE MUSEUM SHOWS 1820s

YELLOW FEVER PANIC IN IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE

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WEDNESDAY 9/28 DUCKPIN BOWLING LEAGUE NIGHT

8 p.m.Moodright’s, 2424 Abercorn St. Moodright’s is Savannah’s first duckpin bowling alley (in quite a while) and cocktail lounge, and its location makes it the closest bowling alley to the historic district.

TRIVIA NIGHT WITH JESS SHAW

Jess Shaw and Kevin Ryan will guide participants through an evening of trivia and self discovery at Service Brewing. Test your trivia knowledge while also competing in interactive challenge rounds to gain extra points. The first place team receives a $100 cash prize. 6:30 p.m. Service Brewing Co., 574 Indian St.. servicebrewing.com.

THURSDAY 9/29 NITRO EXTREME

Turn your engine on and come and see us at Olgethorpe Mall at 7804 Abercorn Extension, Savannah, GA 31406– in the parking lot by the checkered flags The show will feature nearly 2 hours of entertainment full of heart racing excitement. Sept. 29, 30, Oct. 1, 2

Theatre: The creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop (in which three chorus girls were murdered by the mysterious “Stage Door Slasher”) assemble for a backer’s audition of their new show. GSU Armstrong Campus, Jenkins Hall. Sept. 29-Oct 2.

BINGO! AT ELKS LODGE

Join Elks Lodge for Bingo on Thursdays from 7:30-9:30 p.m. and Sundays from 7-9 p.m.

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HIGHLIGHTED PICKS FROM HOSTESS CITY HAPPENINGS THIS WEEK To have your event considered for inclusion, please send an email to happenings@connectsavannah.com. Include the event name, date, time, location with address, cost, website address for additional information, and a contact number. The submission deadline is 5PM each Friday before the following Wednesday’s edition.

Enjoy great family fun, good food at the snack bar and many chances to win cash. Elks Lodge, 183 Wilshire Blvd.

FREE YOGA ON THE BEACH AT THE DECK

Enjoy free yoga on the beach at Tybee sponsored by The Deck Beach Bar & Kitchen. Bring a large beach towel, your mat or a tapestry, a hat and sunglasses, water and a friend. 9-10 a.m. The Deck Beachbar and Kitchen, 404 Butler Ave.

FRIDAY 9/30

BLUEGRASS BY THE PINT WITH SWAMPTOOTH Join Service Brewing for Bluegrass by the Pint every Friday featuring live bluegrass from local favorites, Swamptooth.6 p.m. Service Brewing Co., 574 Indian St. servicebrewing.com

SATURDAY 10/1

FORSYTH FARMERS MARKET

Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and other delights. Rain or shine. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. Free to attend. Items for sale. 912-484-0279. forsythfarmersmarket.com

FIRE & WINE

Enjoy half off bottles of wine and fire pits in the courtyard. Purchase one of our s’mores kits (marshmallows included) for the ultimate fall experience. 6-9 p.m. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.

UGA SAVANNAH ALUMNI GAMEWATCHING

Starland Yard is the OFFICIAL UGA Savannah Alumni Chapter Game Watching location! Put on your spirited red and black and head to the Savannah chapter’s game watching

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HALLOWEEN HORROR TRIVIA

MOON RIVER BREWING CO. | Kicking off spooky season with horror-themed trivia!! Same deal as our usual trivia nights but with a spooky twist. Limited space available so please arrive early. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. *Happy Hour 4pm-7pm* The Beer Garden is pet-friendly! | 6PM

party to watch the Bulldogs play. These events are free, fun and attended by passionate graduates and fans of the University of Georgia. Parties begin one hour before kickoff. 2411 De Soto Ave. WIN A FOOTBALL SIGNED BY KIRBY SMART! Show up to the party and ask the volunteers running it how to enter!

SUNDAY 10/2 PET BLESSINGS

Bring your furry and feathery friends for a brief service of blessing and an opportunity for individual blessings. Partnering with KSDS Assistance Dogs, Inc. KSDS trains assistance dogs for people that are visually impaired, require mobility assistance as well as Facility

Dogs to aid professionals in their work setting. Offerings collected at this service will be donated to support their efforts. Noon.Ascension Lutheran Church, 120 Bull St.

local DJs, delicious food trucks and 16 beers on tap. 12:30-5:30 p.m.Service Brewing Company, 574 Indian Street. FREE

SUNSET PARTY SUNDAY

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Wrap up the weekend with a Sunday Funday Sunset Party on the roof. Local DJ Doc Ock on the 1s and 2s, an amazing view, Long Drink and Herradura specials, and $3 Rosé all day. 6 - 9 p.m. Top Deck, 125 W. River Street’

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TUESDAY 10/4

STAFFORD’S TUESDAY COMEDY OPEN MIC

The ghost of Savannah’s legendary open mic returns. 8:30-11:45 p.m. Stafford’s Public House, 306 W. Upper Factor’s Walk.

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INTRODUCTIONS:

MEET

JACKSON OLSON ‘DON’T BE AFRAID TO BE YOU’ it last year to a year ago. I was literally delivering groceries and had both grocery bags on the side of my Citi-bike riding through New York City with millions of cars and trains and buses. It was not fun, but I had to make money,” said Olson. Olson was making Tik Toks about baseball for fun, which he started in 2019 during college. “I just started it in my locker room one day, made a video and it got like 100 views and I’m like, ‘Oh, that’s cool.’ 100 views seemed like a lot to me at the time, and then it kept going. My first like, 20 videos got that same amount. Then one video, that was about playing baseball in the cold, got 100,000 views. Some of my friends were freaking out, some of my friends were like, ‘this is the dumbest thing ever. ‘They would talk down to me about it,” said Olson. His increasing popularity on Tik Tok would reach the eyes of the MLB, who would soon offer him a deal, allowing him to quit Instacart and to get back into something he loved doing. “MLB reached out to me and asked me to be an MLB content creator. I said yes, and I ended up going to seven stadiums last year, making a bunch of Tik Toks about going to the MLB headquarters and stadiums,” said Olson, “Then this year, I got to work with Gametime and go to 20

major league baseball stadiums in two months going to sometimes eight games in nine days.,” said Olson. Randomly over the summer, Olson made a video about the Savannah Bananas; the next day, Jesse Cole, (the owner) reached out to him and asked him if he would like to create content and play third base for the team. Olson agreed and played from August through September, and will be continuing to play with the Bananas all of 2023, going on

tour with the team. “I think in my future, I mean, with working with social media now playing for Savannah Bananas, entertainment is a huge part of what I do. I think that maybe being an on field host or an MLB analyst, or something, where I’m still on camera and still can be creative, or potentially starting my own company, because I have a lot of ideas that I don’t get to make happen yet because of finances, but I’m going to continue social media and baseball for as long as I can,” said Olson. Follow Olson and his antics on Tik Tok @jacksonolson_ - Cassidi Hinson

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“Don’t be afraid to be you” is the motto of Tik Tok star, social media influencer, and Savannah Bananas’ third baseman Jackson Olson. Currently, he has over 733 thousand followers on Tik Tok, and 133 thousand followers on Instagram. He was born and raised in New Milford, Connecticut. During his junior year of college, playing in the Cape Cod League, he was approached by a baseball scout. “In the first two weeks, I was hitting well and playing well. There were scouts everywhere, because of the Cape Cod league, and one of the scouts reached out to me through email, and said, ‘Hey, man, love, love how you play, we’ll keep in touch.’ I didn’t hear from him for like, five days, then he was like, we have an offer for you if you want to sign.” said Olson. “I called my coach and said ‘coach, I’m gonna sign, this is the coolest thing ever,’ and I called my dad, and said ‘I’m going to sign.’ They told me to just wait, and to go back to my senior year, play, get my college degree, and that I’d get signed next year. I said, ‘okay,’ and then COVID hit, and there was a five-round draft instead of a 40-round draft, which means that the draft was cut by 75%. That kind of crushed all my dreams.” With his baseball dreams seemingly going up in smoke, he began doing odd jobs for money and saving to continue following his dreams, despite the deck stacked against him. “I was delivering groceries for Instacart in New York City, and also Connecticut a little bit. I started in quarantine but did

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COMMUNITY

PROST, Y’ALL: Plant Riverside District rolls out the barrel for Oktoberfest

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Get ready to bring out the Lederhosen and Dirndl Dresses! Fall is here, bringing with it the second annual Plant Riverside District Oktoberfest 2022, which will take place each Saturday through Oct., 29. All of the activities and festivities are free and open to the public. Enjoy a bit of new and old Germany, Savannah style. “Oktoberfest originated in 1810, as part of the marriage of the crown prince of Bavaria, who was later known as King Louis I, to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. All Munich citizens were invited to join in the festivities, the celebration must have been one heck of a party, because they decided each year afterward to celebrate to commemorate the marriage, which eventually became known as Oktoberfest, over 200 plus years ago,” said Scotty Henley, Entertainment Director of Plant Riverside District. Richard C. Kessler, Chairman and CEO of The Kessler Collection, said he has a special connection with Oktoberfest, his family heritage can be traced back to the earliest Salzburger settlers in Georgia in

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the 18th century. Every Saturday from 1-4 p.m., the Pavilion Tent along the riverfront at Plant Riverside District will feature free live polka music by Bob and the Polka Dots, free keg bowling, bratwurst eating contests, and stein holding competitions Throughout the Oktoberfest event dates, the restaurants at Plant Riverside District will serve specialty beers as well as food and beverage options for all ages. Each restaurant will have its own German specials and cuisine, depending on the restaurant. “German cuisine is quite easy. It’s bratwurst and sauerkraut. So there wasn’t any heavy research in that area. Now as far as the Bavarian beers that are offered, I couldn’t tell you each one individually, but I do know that we have a gentleman on staff who handles all of our alcohol purchases. He has a much broader understanding of what there’s out there. So he went to our suppliers and picked what would be considered a standard,” said Henley. Festivities will be located on Savannah’s riverfront at 400 W. River St., in

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the Plant Riverside District where a pavilion tent will be set up for live music and festive German-themed competitions. The events are separated by times, the bratwurst eating contest takes place at 1:30 p.m., keg bowling at 2:30 p.m., and then at 3:30 p.m. the stein holding competition is held. Instead of the typical German keg toss, keg bowling was decided to be a safer, family-friendly event. “Six kegs will be backed up, as if it was in a pyramid formation, and then it’s probably about 15 feet of distance between the person and that stack, their first round is the opportunity to underhand throw, I didn’t see anybody this past time trying to get it over their head, which I’m thankful for. You just throw it out, and if you can knock them all down, you get into the second round. The second round has them laid out, as if it was duckpin bowling, so they’re not stacked. Now, it’s time to see if you get all of them down there and whoever gets the most down within the second round, is the winner,” explained Henley. Throughout the month, the Oktoberfest events will stay pretty consistent, only minor changes will be made in regards to the order in which the event will take place. Additionally, The Rhinelanders German Band, a four-piece group will be performing some at the Pavilion tent during Oktoberfest, in addition to Bob and the Polka Dots. For more information, visit plantriverside.com - Cassidi Henson

SAVE THE DATE FOR MORE OKTOBERFEST FESTIVITIES IN THE AREA: Tues., Sept. 27. -Sun., Oct. 30 Crystal Beer Parlor Oktoberfest 2022

Crystal Beer Parlor will be having their annual CBP Oktoberfest. German and Bavarian Beers will be on tap. Accompanied by a German food menu, pretzels, schnitzel, beef stew, and other German cuisine!

Sat.-Sun., Oct.1-2 Oktoberfest in the Biergarten

Moon River Brewing Company will have an Array of German inspired specials all weekend long in celebration of Oktoberfest. Savannah Festbier will also be on tap!

Mon., Oct. 3 Prost at Peregrin

Peregrin (rooftop of the Perry Lane Hotel) will have Oktoberfest food and drink specials including steins of Highland Brewing ‘Clawhammer’ Oktoberfest lager, bratwurst, vegan bratwurst, and a giant Bavarian pretzel with beer cheese!


SAVANNAH AGENDA:

PROPERTY MATTERS

By Eric Curl

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SAVANNAH GHOST PIRATES COULD BRING SOME LIFE BACK TO CITY’S SHUTTERED MLK ARENA Elvis left the building in 1977. Everyone else followed suit about 45 years later. rink for public use, Ohrablo said. That will likely include public skating events, similar to those held by the city in the past. A youth training program is also being discussed, Ohrablo said. “Since the ice has to be down anyway, our ultimate goal is to get people skating and develop kids leagues …,” he said. “How much of that we can do before getting our own rink, that remains to be seen.” The team is planning to build its own practice rink off Fort Argyle Road in the outer city limits of West Chatham County, but the project is not expected to be completed until the team’s third season. While the team will have some practices at Enmarket, the new arena will not always be available due to bookings there. A two-year agreement to use MLK is preferred by the team, but the city is only willing to commit to the first season at this time since the future of the building is still being determined, according to Bret Bell, the city’s chief operating officer. “There’s a lot of questions we’re trying to answer about the Civic Center in general,” Bell said. The city is developing plans for the Civic Center site that include the demolition of the MLK arena and preservation of the Johnny Mercer Theatre. A new city office building may also be built on the Civic Center’s northern end under the proposal presented to the Savannah City Council in April. The city will not be responsible for repairing any of the aging equipment at the arena, under the proposed agreement – an arrangement Ohrablo said the team is OK with after having an engineer look it over. “As an ice rink it doesn’t have a lot of hours on it,” he said. “We think the

About seven city employees currently maintain the Civic Center – about a third of the staff that used to keep things humming.

equipment still has life in it.” The Ghost Pirates’ owner also has experience with ice rink equipment, having retrofitted a facility, the Community First Igloo, in Florida for their other ECHL team, the Jacksonville Icemen. The MLK arena agreement was still being finalized, as of Friday, with practices starting at Enmarket early next month. Meanwhile, tickets for the Ghost Pirates season are going fast, with more than 5,000 season tickets already sold,

Ohrablo said. The Ghost Pirates will play their first game of the season on Oct. 22, when they will compete in South Carolina against the Greenville Swamp Rabbits. Their home opener at the Enmarket Arena will be on Nov. 5, when they will again face the Swamp Rabbits. The team will also get some practice in during a pair of preseason games against the Jacksonville Icemen in midOctober at the Community First Igloo in Jacksonville.

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After almost five decades of concerts, sporting events and dance performances, the Martin Luther King Jr. Arena’s days as downtown Savannah’s premier entertainment venue came to an unceremonious end in mid-January with a two-day college hockey tournament. The new EnMarket Arena, west of downtown, is where all the big acts go now. While the MLK arena’s days hosting hip-gyrating crooners may be over, the Savannah Ghost Pirates, the city’s new minor league hockey team, may bring some life back to the venue – albeit temporarily before the building’s likely demolition. Under an amended management agreement approved by the Savannah City Council in late January, OVG Facilities is no longer booking acts at MLK. The management company is solely charged with marketing and booking performances at Enmarket and the Johnny Mercer Theater on the Civic Center’s north end. About seven city employees currently maintain the Civic Center – about a third of the staff that used to keep things humming. However, those staffers could soon get some company. The Ghost Pirates’ owner, Zawyer Sports, has been negotiating an agreement with city officials to use the old arena as a practice rink, ahead of the minor league hockey team’s debut in late October. Starting practice so close the start of the season is typical across the league as teams build their rosters and await word on players that will be sent from their affiliates, said Bob Ohrablo, Zawyer Sports president. In addition to sharpening their players’ skills, the Ghost Pirates, an affiliate of the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights, is in talks with the city on how to open up the

Shows are still being booked at the Johnny Mercer Theatre on the Civic Center’s north end. Eric Curl/Savannahagenda.com

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Davenport House Museum presents 1820s Yellow Fever pandemic in immersive detail

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By Joshua Alexander

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PHOTOS: Molly Hall and Jeff Freeman photographed in the Davenport House by Adriana Iris Boatwright

This October, the historic Davenport House Museum will be transporting visitors back in time with their live performance event, “Sickness in the City- Yellow Fever 1820”. As in past years, the landmark house and garden that spurred Savannah’s historic development movement will become a live stage for an immersive theatrical production. Under the cover of nightfall and fitting within the deep South’s spooky season, the show aims to give guests a look back at one of Savannah’s darkest times as a deadly disease spread throughout the city. The Davenport House was built in 1820, and is one of Savannah’s oldest restored buildings, as the brick structure has withstood the test of time. Now preserved as a museum, the staff have always aimed to educate guests about Savannah’s rich history, and this endeavor is no different. The event, described as “a living history performance”, will take place on Fridays and Saturdays in October at 7:00 and 7:15 p.m., and will run for 50 minutes for small audience groups. According to organizers, “The performance will examine 1820’s interesting medical treatments, and attendees will meet ordinary citizens with complaints about the government, home remedies, combating mosquitoes and the true cause of the fever.” The show will function as a recreation of history and will seek to humanize the events of the past by examining the way the Yellow Fever pandemic affected Savannah residents both physically and psychologically. Jamie Credle, the Davenport House Museum Director, explains the idea came to the museum’s staff as they watched a massive crowd gather around the house one October evening for one of Savannah’s popular ghost tours. Seeing this amount of interest regarding the 19th century home set in motion the performance’s creation. While stories of ghosts often swirl around the house, the museum staff wanted to avoid unconfirmed and fictional tales and hone in on the true history of the house. “We wanted to stick to the story that we know. The story of 1820 Savannah, and we couldn’t think of anything quite as frightful as Yellow Fever. We knew we had an audience in October that would be interested in scary things,” she says. From this idea, internationally published playwright Raleigh Marcell, went to work. Immense amounts of research went into the project that required a deep dive


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into historical sources from the time period, as well as modifying vignettes from legendary authors of the era including Washington Irving and Savannah’s own Conrad Aiken. “Everything that the characters say is based on documentation,” Credle explained.”A number of important figures from Savannah history will play prominent roles in the show, including the city’s first female physician.” In addition to the Yellow Fever outbreak, Credle said Savannah was facing another issue in the 1820s: housing shortages. “The year 1820 was tough for Savannah. In January, there was a terrible fire that burned up about 463 buildings in the city,” she said. “So, that catastrophe brought in new people from all over that were looking to help rebuild the city and make a living at the same time.” Credle also noted that as the city became more crowded, more people started getting sick and coming up with various reasons as to what was causing the epidemic. “There were actually two community newspapers at the time and each one had different perspectives on what was actually happening in the city as far as Yellow Fever goes. But Savannah had all these new people coming into the city, and they all got sick because the mosquitoes had unexposed people to bite. Theories started to emerge and people started to blame anything and everything, including each other.” In addition to not knowing the cause of the outbreak, Credle said the medical community had no idea how to treat the symptoms and victims received ruthless medical treatments. “One of our doctors in our program will discuss medical treatment of Yellow Fever and what we would now consider kinda crazy...puking and purging, bleeding, and blistering sort of treatment,” she said. In regards to the symptoms, Credle said victims infected with Yellow Fever would develop a high fever accompanied with the chills, headaches, muscle aches, and vomiting. Often becoming severe enough to kill, many victims seemed to be on the road to recovery when the infection would lead to shock, bleeding, and kidney and liver failure, killing them. “That year, the city lost around 900 people and most of the victims were buried in Colonial Park Cemetery in mass, unmarked graves. It was a devastating year.” While creating a show of this magnitude was no small task, Credle emphasized the communal effort putting together this type of event has been. “Everybody that performs in the show are from our community. These aren’t professional actors. These are people who come together in October to produce a show. Many of them have worked with us before, but we also have some new ones also, including students from around the Savannah area.” In her eyes, this makes the event even more special, as she feels it is truly a local labor of love. While the story itself is uniquely Savannah, in reality, every facet of the production has been locally produced and imbued with the vitality of the city’s residents. Viewers of the show will begin their historical journey in Columbia Square directly in front of the Davenport House. From there, they will be guided through the historic red brick mansion by candlelight in the traditions of an era long past. Most of the year, the museum closes at 4 p.m. so attendees of the production will get the rare opportunity to enter the home at night adding to the ambience of the experience. Credle believes that with Savannah recently coming out on the other side of a modern pandemic shutdown, viewers will connect with the story being told. “Our goal is to bring history to life and remind people that we are living history now,” she continues, “history is something that broadens your world view. It is something that people need to understand who they are.” Credle hopes that the show will provide Savannahians with perspective regarding the benefits of modern life. “History is all around us,” she said. “We are using it to remind people that life would be a lot different without things like modern sanitation and mosquito control that we have now.” History experts admit it can become easy for Savannahians to take the overwhelming amount of history around them for granted, but the Davenport House, by its mission aims to promote historical appreciation for the local community and produce unforgettable experiences of bygone eras. Viewers are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance as availability will be limited. This will ensure viewers will get to experience the show in a close up and intimate way as audience members will get the special opportunity to enter the picturesque 19th century home after sundown. For more information, visit davenporthousemuseum.org - Angie Miller contributed to this story

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PETS OF THE WEEK Each week, we will highlight pets available for adoption from local rescue organizations. In September, we are featuring Save A Life, Inc.. Compiled by Chantel Britton

LOKI

AGE: 2YO MALE WEIGHT: 88LBS COLOR: BLACK AND WHITE Loki is a sweet, loving companion. He enjoys snuggling on the couch and eating all the snacks he can get! He loves to swim, play fetch and tug-o-war. Loki does well with female dogs and cats in the home. He is a good sniffer! Loki needs someone that can spend time walking him and giving him the attention he deserves. He is leash and kennel trained but will pull if he sees something enticing. He knows basic commands including sit, lay down, shake and speak. He will make the BEST of friends with any human, including children.

GILLIGAN

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AGE: 4 MONTHS OLD WEIGHT: 5 LBS COLOR: STRIPED ORANGE TABBY

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Meet Gilligan, a four-month-old, striped orange tabby. This friendly, active boy is looking for a forever home with active cats and plenty of shoes. Seriously, the boy loves shoes. Gilligan loves to snuggle and play with his fur friends and will come and lay on the bed or chair for TV time. He would do best with a slightly older cat who can play and wrestle. If you do not have a playmate for Gilligan, he currently has 3 beautiful foster friends to choose from.

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JAUDON SPORTS: GEORGIA’S SLOPPY WIN OVER KENT STATE ISN’T CAUSE FOR CONCERN, UNLESS YOU ARE A GEORGIA FAN BY TRAVIS JAUDON Sports Columnist @JaudonSports

problem (or problems) with their beloved Bulldogs. While I’m here for the unification of Georgia fans behind almost any cause or complaint, the idea that Georgia isn’t what we thought it was before last Saturday, or that a fatal flaw was exposed by Kent State is laughable. There is no reason to feel differently about UGA this week than you did last week. The Bulldogs gave a D+ performance against Kent State (a 44-point underdog before kickoff) and yet they still won by 17 points. “I don’t know if we were awake to start,” said UGA quarterback Stetson Bennett after the game. My only takeaway from the win is that the Georgia players seemed to be going through the motions, and they weren’t as excited to play the Kent State Flashes as they were for Oregon and South Carolina. Nothing is wrong. There aren’t any significant conclusions resulting from a game with a lesser-than MAC team. I’m in the minority on this one, and that’s fine, it’s a familiar spot for me. But Smart agrees with me, I think. The reigning national championship head coach was not mad after the game. He was pleased with the win, even if it came by way of an ugly performance. “When you come out ahead like we did, sometimes you take wins like that for granted,” said Smart. “I have a lot of respect for (Kent State) and that program. That was a tough, hard-fought win.” Georgia is still No. 1 in the Associated Press Poll and is still a heavy favorite to make a return to the College Football Playoffs this December. A game against Kent State isn’t the kind of game that we can learn a lot from. It just isn’t that important and the UGA players knew that. Of course they knew that, everyone knows that. Are there questions about specific parts of the Georgia team this season? Sure. But that doesn’t mean what we saw against Kent State is going to happen again. We’d all like to believe that college football players show up with the same energy and focus every Saturday, regardless of the opponent. The fact is, we’d all be wrong to think that. It’s a long season and when a cupcake portion of the schedule arrives, it’s not uncommon for the favored team

to play down to its competition. It happens. The Dawgs rank 81st in the country in passing success rate allowed, if you’re into those kinds of stats. Their pass defense needs work, that’s clear enough, but when UGA plays more potent passing attacks – like Tennessee next month – the Bulldogs won’t be lacking focus or intensity. It’ll be all hands on deck and when that’s the case, I don’t see any way this Bulldog boat sinks. Optimism is a foreign feeling for most Georgia fans. I get that. There are plenty of historic heartbreaks to validate a pessimistic point of view, but after winning the whole shabang last year and starting this year with blowout victories in games one through three, it felt like those good ole days of Georgia fans trashing the Georgia teams were gone for good. Last week was a good reminder that it won’t ever fully go away. It’ll always be there, ready to pounce at even the slightest sign of struggle.

SPORTS NOTES Last weekend, local professional golfers were in contention at The Champions Tour’s Pure Insurance Championship held at Pebble Beach in California. Savannah natives Tim O’Neal and Gene Sauers played in the same group during the final round on Sunday and they represented the city in fine fashion. O’Neal finished in 19th at 4-under-par and Sauers came in at 3-under and in a tie for 32nd. October is right around the corner, and the Atlanta Braves are in a fight for the National League East division crown with the New York Mets. The playoffs begin October 7, and the Bravos are in the dance for certain. Now, the only question is if they’ll get in by way of division champ or as a wild card team. The Braves have seven games left to play from Wednesday onward. They will host the divisionleading Mets in a critical three-game series beginning Friday in Atlanta before closing out the regular season against the Marlins.

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It felt like the good ole days for the University of Georgia football fans last Saturday afternoon in Athens and around the state. Georgia (4-0, 1-0 SEC) beat visiting Kent State, 39-22 in Sanford Stadium. But if you looked around social media in the hours and and days following the win, you might have thought that No. 1 Georgia was the victim of a massive upset. You might have thought they lost to a team they shouldn’t have. You definitely knew that Kirby Smart’s team didn’t play up to the standard they themselves have set. Still, the Bulldogs won … by 17 points. Yet still … UGA fans were not pleased. Media members took their turns writing opinion pieces they’ve had stashed away for months, for years. “What’s wrong with Georgia” was a trending question throughout the Kent State game. Oh, how I’ve missed this side of the Bulldog fan experience. Every game means everything. Every play is a sign of something bigger. Everything matters and nothing is as it seems. You know the kind of UGA fan I’m talking about. He had his finest come-up during the Mark Richt era, when the Bulldogs were accused (oftentimes by their own fans) of being “not ready to play” or that “the moment” was simply too big for the guys in silver britches. It’s a woe-is-me based emotion that unites Bulldog Nation like nothing else can. Even after the Bulldogs won a non-conference contest that was really never in doubt, if you scrolled through Twitter or Facebook after the game, you would have thought the sky was falling and the hedges were burning. It reminded me of the days not long ago when UGA fans would band together behind the notion that there is a

Georgia Bulldogs wide receiver Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint (1) tries for a catch in the end zone behind Kent State Golden Flashes defensive back D.J. Miller Jr. (35) at Sanford Stadium. | Photo by Dale Zanine

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COMMUNITY

AMBUCS FUNDRAISER

AT STAFFORD’S PUBLIC HOUSE

Jermaine Kicklighter, Vernon Donovan

BUNNY IN THE CITY By Bunny Ware

It’s AMBUCS Bowlapalooza time! And hosting a fundraiser for AMBUCS at Stafford’s Public House on Thursday, Sept. 22 is bowling celebrity Vernon Donovan. The State Farm agent is looking dapper while chatting with his work family, Catherine Eaton, Kelly Zampieri and Lacey Helton as they wait for guests to arrive.

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Lacey Helton

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As one of the 26 Celebrity Bowlers in the 11th Annual Bowlapalooza, I ask Vernon how he managed to find time to volunteer for this annual event. “You know how much I love spending time with my fellow veterans at American Legion Post 500 and that I volunteered for past two years as a physical education teacher at Ramah Junior Academy but I could not say no to Kevin Sheehan when he showed me a video of a little girl getting to ride a Tryke for the first time,” shares the proud dad of 7 year old son, Landon.

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Y’all it’s hot out here but I can’t walk away because Mister AMBUCS himself, Kevin Sheehan is walking up. Involved in AMBUCS for 24 years with a stint as their National President in 2017, Kevin has taken Savannah AMBUCS to a level of visibility that most non-profits only dream of. Amped up over the possibility of passing his total of $176,000 last year, Kevin tells me that he thinks they can beat their $200,000 goal this year. If anyone can do it, Kevin and his fellow AMBUCS can! Arriving next is Houston, TX native and Morris Roofing owner, Richard Morris and his wife Lisa. While Richard gives Vernon a hug, he tells me that he and Vernon are BNI brothers then waves over BNI sister Atia Washington Miller. As the Purest Touch Spa owner chats with about the country life growing up in Tom Fripp community of St. Helena Island SC and her love of travel, my ears perk up when I realize she has a mobile massage spa! Zooming past us and making a u-turn is the magnificent Sandi Prosnitz.

Catherine Eaton, Keith Royal, Kelly Zampieri


James Hall, Courtney Hudson

Celebrating Vernon Donovan’s 40th Birthday

Sometimes you adore someone from the second you meet them, and Sandi is that someone for me. Originally from Rhode Island, Sandi drove south three years ago to escape the snow and admits to loving “everything” about Savannah. “Unlike the northeast, there is such a sense of community here, especially for nonprofits. Savannah has such a give back culture,” shares the LoGo Goods owner. Giggling when Sandi tells me that her secret talent is crocheting pot holders, we watch a dude walk up and put a smooch on Catherine Eaton. Meet Little Rock, AR native and real estate agent Keith Royal. Humming “Ice Ice Baby” and sharing his love of some 90s rap music, Keith admits to some serious love of golfing, sipping spirits and DIY projects. Arriving next, Charlotte, NC native Courtney Hudson poses with politics, beach, and Georgia Southern University lover James Hall. Nine Line Apparel’s gorgeous Nisha Guistino, Sally Rejas and Kathleen Rine strike a pose with a “Jake from State Farm” cutout, and Jermaine Kicklighter flexes for a pic with Vernon before heading inside to set up his deejay equipment. Making our way down to Brian Stafford’s Factor’s Walk bar, I ask if Brian is here or in the Bahamas. Wanting to commend him for offering up his drinkery for Vernon’s fundraiser tonight, I head down a long entryway and turn into a spacious open room where some snacks are waiting for me. Sliding up next to me is the long-last-seen Michelle Alvarado. Hugging the New York Life beauty, I am reminded that she took a break from the summer social scene but is now back out on the town!

Sally Rejas, Kathleen Rine, Nisha Guistino

Still devoted to the mission of providing people challenged with mobility and independence, Kevin tells me, “Money raised tonight is going towards giving away Trykes, building a fully accessible playground at AMBUCS Park on Sallie Mood to scholarships for therapy students, AND 100 percent of the money we raise stays here!” And if you haven’t seen a child, adult or veteran who can’t ride a traditional bike jump on one of these three-wheeled adapted bikes, you need to. It is one of the most jubilant experiences, and will help you understand why people like Vernon Davis sign up to support AMBUCS!

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Seaborne Thompkins, Vernon Donovan

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With more guests arriving (and knowing I need to leave early) I ask Vernon to grab everyone together for a group pic before they pull out a birthday cake to celebrate his 40th birthday. While snapping pics of Vernon and his bestie, Phoenix Capers, I wave Kevin over for an update on AMBUCS.

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FOOD & DRINK EAT IT & LIKE IT

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EAT IT AND LIKE IT By Jesse Blanco eatitandlikeit.com In a city increasingly known for it’s great food, it is always nice to know that you don’t necessarily have to break the bank for a quick lunch. Half of the battle in navigating our food scene-particularly downtown- is knowing where to go and when is the best time to do so. I’ve got a short list in my head of places to eat something quick if I am in a hurry downtown. I will probably share that full list another time, but as a quick for example your most convenient Friday lunch downtown is probably a slice at Vinnie Van Go Go’s. I say Friday because that is the only weekday that they are open for lunch. I haven’t had a slice for lunch at Vinnie’s in a hot minute, but I recall a

very huge slice hovering in the $3.75$4.00 range. They are big. I tried to have 2 one time and struggled to finish the 2nd. But you know I did. The other spot you should know about if you don’t know already is Tommy Daniel’s Hot Dog Cart at Johnson Square. Maybe downtown Savannah’s best-kept quick, cheap lunch secret. Why is it a secret? Well, that’s really anyone’s guess. I mean, you can find a hot dog cart in any city, so if you are a visitor, there is really nothing that says “Savannah” from a cart for lunch, unless you consider the fact that the canopy of trees at Johnson Square can make for a more than enjoyable few minutes if you are looking for a quick bite. And many people do. Tommy’s been in that spot every day for just about eight years now. He tells me he owes a lot of his success to that consistency. The cart is mobile, of course, but he has


COCKTAIL OF THE WEEK by Chantel Britton

ICED RUM CHAI TEA ENJOY AT: NAMASTE SAVANNAH 8 E Broughton St.

MADE WITH:

Sugar Island Spiced Rum, Almond Milk, Chai Mix, garnished with Vanilla and Star Anise Namaste Savannah is a Nepalese bistro known for its diverse and delicious Himalayan cuisine. In addition to the sensational food, Namaste has a full bar and an array of house cocktails that are unique and flavorful. One such cocktail is the Iced Rum Chai Tea. It’s sweet and spicy in the best way possible, combining spiced rum with traditional chai flavors. Served over ice, the Iced Rum Chai Tea is refreshing and satisfying. If you love chai tea, this cocktail is perfect for you. Swing by Namaste soon to give it a try.

dog, right? Let’s not romanticize this all that much. That’s really only part of the story. The other part is Tommy. If you bring your own chair you could sit there and listen to him talk about the neighborhood and the people in it for hours. There are a hundred stories. “I’ve seen a handful of bank robberies in progress.” He says. “One time one ran that way, the other time, he ran that way. The police always come to ask what we saw.” He will also remind you that locals and visitors are regularly not paying attention as they enter the intersection crossing Congress Street. “I’ve seen a lot of them almost run over.” If you drive downtown at all, you are very much not surprised. It is also not surprising that Tommy has done so well here. He says he owns two hot dog carts, the other is permanently parked out on Bull Street out in the 50s. A family member runs that one while he is downtown. It’s a steady gig he is very much enjoying post-retirement. He was in the trucking industry until 2014. Sitting around doing nothing didn’t work for him, so he looked into a license and turned up downtown. And now he’s here, grilling dogs every day, enjoying the chats with the regulars and watching the world go by. It’s kinda hard to beat that. Go see Tommy. You’ll Eat It and Like It.

FOOD TRUCK OF THE WEEK GAINZ GRILL

by Chantel Britton

rings true. They offer a variety of wraps, tacos, nachos and burgers that are sure to please your palate. Gainz Grill is known for their Big AZZ Burrito, which features steak, chicken and bacon along with grilled onions, peppers, cheese and their signature GAINZ sauce, which is a blend of barbecue sauce and ranch.

Gainz Grill is a local food truck delivering hearty portions and bold flavors. Their claim, “One taste of our food and you’re hooked,”

Another fan favorite is their steak nachos.These aren’t your typical nachos; they’ve elevated the dish to another level. Crunchy tortilla chips are topped with a sizable serving of sliced steak, cheddar cheese and spicy jalapenos. These nachos certainly don’t disappoint. CONNECT SAVANNAH | SEPT. 28 - OCT. 4, 2022

never tried to chase crowds. Just park it here and let the neighborhood know they will always find you in this spot. He regularly arrives at Bull and Congress, he says, about 9:30 am every day. Too early for a hot dog for most people, but he says he likes to chat with passers by. Visitors or locals. Tommy is always up for a chat, but I happen to think he likes to let the neighborhood know he’s here. Once the lunch hour rolls around, they are more likely to remember if they’ve seen him already. When that lunch bells rings, sometimes it looks like a scene from How the Grinch Stole Christmas. You very likely know that Johnson Square is surrounded by banks and other offices. They pour out into the square from every direction. It is not uncommon to find a line 4 or 5 people deep waiting on one or more of Tommy’s all beef hot dogs. They are big too. These aren’t skinny ‘Nathan’s-like’ dogs. They are jumbos. He cuts them in half (every time) and places them open end down on his griddle. There is no dirty hot dog water to deal with. The cart is essentially required storage for his inventory. The dogs are grilled ‘open face’ dropped into a bun and wrapped in foil. Five feet away are your toppings, to include standard ketchup, mustard, relish, sauerkraut, but also chopped onions and jalapenos. A hot dog and a bottle of water will run you $5. That’s pretty tough to beat downtown. At the end of the day, a hot dog is a hot

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Celebrate Coffee Day with a hot cup of Joe from a local cafe Ah coffee, the revered morning ritual for millions across the country and even more around the world. A steaming cup of coffee in the morning might truly be the best part of waking up. Though there’s a contentious debate about whether coffee is doing you good or causing you harm, the simple fact remains that for many, coffee is an essential part of a focused, productive day. Sept. 29 is National Coffee Day, and following soon after is International Coffee Day, which takes place on Oct. 1. Both of these holidays present a special opportunity to celebrate this wonderful world commodity. If you’re a coffee lover, celebrate these joyous java holidays by enjoying a hot, or iced, cup of coffee at a local cafe. Need some recommendations? No worries. Here’s a roundup of local cafes that await your presence. COLLINS QUARTER Collins Quarter is an Australian-style cafe with two locations, one on Forsyth Park and one on Bull St. They offer a good range of cafe drinks including espresso, signature coffees, and hot and iced brews. Their Spiced Lavender Mocha is a fan favorite, featuring dark chocolate, sweet spices and lavender to uplift the senses.

Cheers!

THE COFFEE FOX Located on a Broughton St. corner, The Coffee Fox is a craft coffee shop vending a variety of cafe drinks in a chill environment. If you like espresso and Latin flair, go for the Horchata Latte, which is made with Mexican sweetened milk. FOXY LOXY Foxy Loxy is The Coffee Fox’s sister store, and it’s equal parts coffee shop, bakery and tex-mex cantina. It’s located on Bull St. across from the library. They’ve got standard espresso drinks that can be prepared iced or hot, and signature drinks that mirror what’s available at The Coffee Fox. GALLERY ESPRESSO Also located on Bull St., you’ll find Gallery Espresso, a cozy cafe that operates in part as an art gallery, featuring different exhibitions regularly. The Gallery Espresso house blend is a robust dark French roast, perfect to enjoy as you contemplate the interesting artworks adorning their walls. JAVA BURRITO Java Burrito is a relative newcomer to

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Savannah’s coffee scene, but they’ve already gained a steady following. Sitting on a Broughton St. corner, Java Burrito is both a burrito bar and a cafe with a good mix of coffee drinks on the menu. They offer a seasonal rotation of espresso drinks and coffee roasts, and you can add their liquors to your coffee to make the drink extra fun. PERC PERC is a roaster and cafe on East Broad with an industrial-chic atmosphere offering house-roasted craft coffee and pastries. You can choose your vibe, mild, wild or decaf, and your style — options include drip coffee, espresso, flash chilled, latte and others — to enjoy a tasty cup of joe that’s uniquely your own. You can also opt for one of their signature bevs or manual brews. SAVANNAH COFFEE ROASTERS On Liberty St. across from the Savannah Civic Center sits Savannah Coffee Roasters, which has been operating since 1909. Though the location has changed over the years, their commitment to pouring art into every cup remains the same. They’ve got all of the cafe classics as well as some distinct drinks. lf you

need something that’ll wake you up in the morning, try the Shot in the Dark, which is their house-roasted, brewed coffee with a double shot of espresso. THE SENTIENT BEAN Just across from Forsyth Park is The Sentient Bean, an unassuming coffee house vending vegetarian dishes and delicious cafe drinks. All of their coffee is 100% fair trade, organic and shade grown, so you can feel good about drinking it. They offer their coffees hot or iced to suit your desires. Enjoy your coffee inside or take with you on a stroll through the park. VEL VEL is a brand-new, state-of-the-art cafe/coworking space located on Bull St. VEL is imagined as an extreme coffee shop designed to help get you in the zone. They have a curated menu of nootropic coffee drinks to stimulate the mind and get creativity flowing. For peak performance, try the Free Drive. It’s espresso, honey, lavender and a special mushroom blend. You can have it delivered by Iris, their cool coffee robot that is ready to serve you at a moment’s notice. Read more at connectsavannah.com - Chantel Britton


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ART PATROL HASANI SAHLEHE: “STRETCH MY HANDS” Laney Contemporary Fine Art. Through Oct. 29. This exhibition displays the experimental work of an Atlanta based artist who uses visual art to study color and light. NAMWON CHOI Laney Contemporary Fine Art Through Oct. 29. Visitors will enjoy the work of Savannah based artist who specializes in handcrafted gouache landscapes that focus on nature and are influenced by traditional Korean artwork. JOHANA MOSCOSO: “ENTRE SISTEMAS INVISIBLES” SCAD Museum of Art Through Oct. 31. Experience artist, Johana Moscoso’s, textile work that pulls influence from Latin American culture to create a unique and thoughtful new exhibition. “THE DOG SHOW” SCAD Museum of Art Through Dec. 26. A great exhibition for Savannah’s dog lovers! This art collection focuses on the characteristics of our canine friends in a variety of mediums. MARIA NEPOMUCENO: “DENTRO E FORA INFINITAMENTE” SCAD Museum of Art Through Dec. 26. Experience sculpture derived from traditional Brazilian straw weaving techniques combined with other materials including beads, ceramic, and more.

ANNA PARK: “LAST CALL” SCAD Museum of Art Sept. 21 - Jan. 2, 2023 Experience Anna Park’s large scale charcoal drawings that exist in a blended style of abstraction and figuration.

GISELA COLÓN: “THE FEMINIST DIVINE” SCAD Museum of Art Through Jan., 2023 A perfect exhibition for 3D art enthusiasts. The work showcases invented design features and construction of sculptures influenced by the natural world. ROXY PAINE: “SEDIMENTARY LENS” SCAD Museum of Art Through Jan. 2, 2023 Roxy Paine displays her large scale sculptures that dive into topics such as the natural world and human actions. ALLISON SCHULNIK: “OMINOUS, CRUDE BEAUTY’’ SCAD Museum of Art Through Jan. 16, 2023 A truly unique claymation based exhibition that will fulfill any macabre art lover’s interests. DECONSTRUCTED Jepson Center Through Nov. 27. Experience an art exhibit focused on the art of the American Southeast from the 20th and 21st century. An amazing opportunity to learn about the culture of the Southeast through visual art. GOTHIC SOUL: CHARLES MERYON Jepson Center Through Jan. 8, 2023 Come see the revealing exhibit that focuses on the art and life of Charles Meryon, a French artist who specialized in black and white etchings after finding that he was colorblind. This is an amazing opportunity to step back in time and view a celebrated artist of the 19th century.

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“PAST PRESENCE, COMMEMORATING JUNETEENTH” Mobile Gallery Arts Initiative presents Selected Works W.W. Law Community Center Through Sept. 30. Experience a selection of art from a variety of artists that delves into the “Black Experience in the United States.” “AVANT GARDENER: A CREATIVE EXPLORATION OF IMPERILED SPECIES:” Lisa D. Watson, with Sound Art by Eric Chasalon Sulfur Studios Through Oct. 22. Experience a local exhibition near Savannah’s Starland District that focuses on natural life and the struggles habitat destruction has caused. “WILD REFLECTIONS” EXHIBIT BY RAILEY COOPER Plant Riverside District’s Grand Bohemian Gallery Through Sept. 30. View an exhibition that focuses on the artist’s specialty for realism portrait paintings of wildlife. HAPPY HOUR ARTIST TALK Green Truck Neighborhood Grill Sept. 29. 6 - 8 PM Hangout at one of Savannah’s favorite local food spots and listen to artist, lé dieguê, who has been featured in exhibitions around the world. He will highlight his newest project “Angular Perceptions.” SANDRA DUTTON: “OBSESSIONS AND DISCOVERIES” The Taylor Galleries. (Taylor House Antiques) Through Oct. 13. Dutton considers her process analogous to William Wordsworth’s description of poetry: “emotion recollected in tranquility.” ELEGIES: STILL LIFES IN CONTEMPORARY ART A group exhibition bringing together an international collection of artists who have disrupted or extended the traditional presentation of still lifes. The artists have appropriated the genre in order to create works within a framework of Black diasporic

BETH LOGAN’S ART PATROL RECOMMENDATIONS A display of art, part of Ossabaw Island Foundation’s annual Pig Roast fundraiser, opens tomorrow, Thursday, September 29 from 4 to 7pm in the Fine Arts Hall at Georgia Southern’s Armstrong Campus. Purchase tickets for barbeques on the lawn of the Torrey-West Estate on Ossabaw Island on October 21, 22 or 23, order Saturday Pig Roast-To-Go, and view or bid on all artwork at ossabawisland.org. Artwork includes jewelry, basketry, photography, mixed media, wood engravings, and paintings by such Savannah luminaries as Betsy Cain and Marc Hanson. On-line bidding for art, workshops and Ossabaw outings ends at 9pm on Tuesday, October 29. Image: Marc Hanson’s “Fringed Edge,” framed 12x12 acrylic on panel

The Palmetto Bluff Arts Initiative welcomes October’s Artist-in-Residence, Marcus Amaker, the first Poet Laureate of Charleston, SC. Amaker is an author, electronic musician, opera librettist, graphic designer, and student mentor. Find details about his poetry workshops and appearances at palmetto.bluff.com under the experience/arts initiative tabs. October’s First Friday’s festivities coordinated by Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull Street, are next Friday, October 7 from 5-9pm. An Artists’ Street Fair on 39th between Bull Street and Desoto Avenue includes a Native Plant Sale tied to Lisa Watson’s show (see my August 31 column), Avant Gardener: A Creative Exploration of Imperiled Species. Sulfur Studios also presents the finale of Jen Palmer’s ON:View Residency in which community members worked with the artist and with Artificial Intelligence.

identities, histories, and collective experiences. Jepson Center. HASANI SAHLEHE: STRETCH MY HANDS Laney Contemporary. An exhibition of new work by

Atlanta-based artist Hasani Sahlehe. Sahlehe explores the properties and edges of color and light through the language of painting as a poetic medium with deeply felt ties to music, relationships, and spirituality.

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“STUDIES IN FORM” Seher Shah and Randhir Singh SCAD Museum of Art Through Dec. 26. Viewers will take in an exhibit focusing on architecture using cyanotype, “an early photographic process and precursor to the blueprint.”

“AARON DOUGLAS: SERMONS” SCAD Museum of Art Through Dec. 31. The exhibition looks at celebrated artist, Aaron Douglas, from the Harlem Renaissance era and displays modern artists’ work alongside his to display his lasting influence.

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GWEN FRAZIER -SMITH: SAVANNAH’S NORMAN ROCKWELL

By Beth Logan

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A former convenience store on DeLesseps Avenue located between the Truman Parkway and Skidaway Road, is now home to Gwen Frazier-Smith’s Urbeau Art Gallery. The artist coined the word ‘urbeau,’ explaining, “It’s just a word I made up to describe my work…painting everything I see around me. It’s a mixture of urban and beautiful.” A commissioned portrait of Susie King Taylor was prominently displayed in the entrance of the spacious building during my visit. Earlier this month, it was installed in the eponymous Women’s Institute and Ecology Center located in Midway. Taylor was born into slavery in 1848, allowed to leave her plantation at age seven to live with her free grandmother in Savannah, and, despite laws prohibiting formal education for African Americans, attended two secret schools before escaping slavery by fleeing to a gunboat near Confederate-held Port Pulaski in 1862. Taylor moved to Union-occupied St. Simons Island and went on to openly teach African Americans and to serve as a nurse for the 33rd United States Colored Infantry Regiment. In 1866, she returned to Savannah to open a school for African American Children before moving to Boston in the early 1870’s. Frazier-Smith, who always wears a cameo pendant of Taylor, is part of the mission to rename Savannah’s Calhoun Square in honor of this educator and only African American woman to publish a memoir of her Civil War experiences. “I call myself an artist, philanthropist, and activist,” Frazier-Smith tells me. “My philanthropy is through giving back by volunteering and by donating paintings to causes I believe in. As far as the activist part, I think it is an artist’s duty to paint to reflect the times.” As an example, she shows me her painting “Enough!” which references voter suppression. A jar of marbles and a sudsy bar of soap recall the overturning of the southern states’ literacy tests, a standard practice before Congress enacted the Voting Rights Act of 1965. In addition to constitutional questions, the tests, which were disproportionately administered to Black voters, often contained such nonsensical queries as “how many bubbles in a bar of soap?” or “how many jellybeans in a jar?” Frazier-Smith next shows me a portrait of Alicia Garza, the young activist who coined the phrase “Black Lives Matter” but is quick to point

(ABOVE): Portrait of a friend’s granddaughter. “Enough” references voter suppression. (OPPOSITE): Portrait of Amey Sherald. Frazier-Smith and her portrait of Paula Wallace as Joan of Arc


While at Kinko’s, more and more people saw her artwork and began commissioning her to paint portraits of their children. Ultimately, feeling restricted and wanting to make more art, she left her corporate career in 2014. “Quitting my job was so uplifting and life changing. I was able to free myself and paint. Everything just opened up. I started travelling all over the world.” Frazier-Smith acquired her gallery space at the beginning of the pandemic. Since becoming a fulltime artist, she has visited London, Australia, Thailand, Egypt, Paris, and Mexico, and has plans to go to Ghana next year. A portrait of Serena William’s toddler daughter traveled with her to the Australian Open in 2019, while a painting of Amy Sherald, the artist who painted Michelle Obama’s portrait, traveled with her to the National Portrait Gallery in DC. “They didn’t allow me to take it inside, but I stood on the steps and people started gathering around and taking photographs of me,” she laughs. “I also have photos of me holding a copy of my Medea Lisa in front of the real Mona Lisa in Paris!” Frazier-Smith continues. (The Medea Lisa is a whimsical copy of Da Vinci’s famous portrait that features Tyler Perry as his character Medea.) When she traveled to London, she took a portrait of Sheku Kenneth-Mason, MBE, the 19-year-old Black British musician who played cello at the Royal Wedding. Primarily drawn to portraiture, Frazier-Smith works from photographs as she considers herself to be a slow and careful oil painter “with a very short attention span!” One of my favorites, a toddler in a green tee-shirt, was “a picture of a friend of mine’s granddaughter that I saw on Facebook. I loved that face!” The artist is particularly proud of her portrait of SCAD’s President Paula Wallace, portrayed as a Joan of Arc-like warrior on horseback, carrying a shield emblazoned with an acorn

and a bee. Another portrait is of Sandra Lindsey, the intensive care nurse at Long Island Jewish Medical Center who was the first person in the U.S. to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Lindsey, an African American woman who understands the legacy of unequal medical treatment and experimentation on people of color, famously declared she trusted science and wanted “to inspire people who look like me.” Frazier-Smith says, “I just love Norman Rockwell, and that seemed like something he would have painted.” Indeed, the more I look at her paintings of women chatting on park benches, of a homeless woman with her possessions in a grocery cart, of her nephew playing his saxophone, of the “goofy guys who live in my neighborhood” whom others may perceive “as scary or threatening because of their clothes and gold capped teeth,” the more the idea of the artist being like an African American Norman Rockwell resonates with me. Her often humorous, highly realistic, illustrative style echoes Rockwell’s representations of everyday scenes of the America of his day. Frazier-Smith’s America is equally deserving of our attention. See Frazier-Smith’s work at her Urbeau Art Gallery at 2016 DeLesseps Avenue, at the Savannah Art Association’s Savannah International Airport Gallery, and on Instagram @urbeau_art_bygwen. Inquire about Paint-n-Sip classes at 912.272.7978 and look for the newly published book she illustrated and designed titled “Taig’s Gift: The Kulture Keepers’ Cookbook.” Available on lulu.com, and written by Deborah Johnson-Simon, it contains recipes and stories that celebrate Chatham County’s Black Museums. There will be a book launch party on Saturday, October 22 between 1 and 4pm at the W.W. Law Community Center, 900 E. Bolton St.

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out that “we can’t just blame the police,” showing me a beautiful portrait of a little boy in front of a blackboard covered with repeated lines of cursive writing that state, “We must stop killing each other.” Born in Hardeeville, SC, in 1959 Frazier-Smith grew up in New Jersey where she was always considered artistic. She learned to paint with oils at the age of 11 when three Jewish women in her neighborhood opened a small studio and gallery. It is heart-warming to see how she, almost subconsciously, pays forward the encouragement she received as a young girl. She delights in teaching children to paint… “One day a little boy in the neighborhood said, ‘Miss Gwen, can you hang one of my paintings in your window?’ So, I did, and when he’d pass by, he’d see it. He’s the greatest artist! And then there was a little girl called Jade who would walk by with her babysitter. She asked if she could come help Miss Gwen paint. I thought, ‘Why not?’ I would put a paint brush in the hands of any twoyear-old. I just love children!” Frazier-Smith’s family returned to Hardeeville before she entered high school. A lawyer from Chicago heard about her artistic talents and, with his help, she received a scholarship for a summer program at the Art Institute of Chicago at age 14. She later earned a scholarship to Xavier University in New Orleans, and after college was hired in the art and advertising department of the Miller Brewing Company. For many years, Frazier-Smith’s career was hand-painting Millers’ advertisements and signs – a skill she’d learned as a teenager in South Carolina working with a sign painter who travelled the State painting firework stands. Later, she took graphic design courses and moved from the paint brush to the computer, eventually coming to Savannah to work for another sign company, and then on to the Kinko’s store on Abercorn Extension.

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Seventeen-year-old Natalie Waite longs to escape home for college. Her father is a domineering and egotistical writer who keeps a tight rein on Natalie and her long-suffering mother. When Natalie finally does get away, however, college life doesn’t bring the happiness she expected. Little by little, Natalie is no longer certain of anything—even where reality ends and her dark imaginings begin. Chilling and suspenseful, Hangsaman is loosely based on the real-life disappearance of a Bennington College sophomore in 1946.

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Savannah Stopover Festival pauses to take a ‘gap year’

Savannah Stopover Music Festival announced it will take a gap year in 2023 in order to better align the festival dates with future growth plans. The 2023 festival was originally scheduled for March 3-4 based on venue availability at the Georgia State Railroad Museum, a first-time location for the festival in 2022. Festival founder Kayne Lanahan said, “We love the Railroad Museum’s open air location and aesthetic, but the early March 2023 dates are proving too early in the season from both a weather predictability standpoint and from our band booking perspective – and alternate dates are not available.” SXSW, the Austin-based music conference and festival that has long served as Savannah Stopover’s primary guidepost for booking bands that “stopover” in the city on their way south, is scheduled to take place March 13-18, 2023. Organizers said this year’s festival, which took place March 11-12, was poised to be the most successful yet, but was disadvantaged by heavy wind, rain and cold temperatures, which impacted attendance and affected attendee experience. Lanahan added, “We want all of our audiences–fans, bands, staff and sponsors–to enjoy the best possible Stopover weekend, and we’re excited to regroup and make that happen in 2024.” The festival added that a series of “Stopover Presents” special events and concerts are being planned for spring through fall 2023 to underscore the festival’s focus on emerging artists across the year. Fans of the festival can sign up to receive email updates and follow the festival news at savannahstopover.com, and on the festival’s social media channels.

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GUEST COLUMN: Are we addicted to lists? By Bill Forman

If you’re like many of us, you’ve been lured more than a few times into clicking on links that promise to reveal “The 10 Most Overrated Rock Guitarists of All Time,” “The 200 Best Songs of the Past 25 Years” or “The 1,001 Albums You Have to Hear Before You Die.” (Good luck with that last one.) Love them or hate them, we share these lists on social media, prompting a flood of supportive thumbs-ups, scowling emojis, clever comments, deep conversations and bitter arguments, wasting countless hours that could have been spent making America more productive. So why do we do this? Experts on behavioral addiction claim that online platforms like Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter are intentionally designed to produce the same feelings of anticipation and uncertainty that motivate gamblers to keep pulling slot-machine handles, borrowing money from mobsters, and ending up dead in dark alleyways. And while disputes over The 25 Best Nick Cave Songs tend to have less dire consequences, there’s no question that they can generate profits for the tastemakers, influencers and music critics who churn them out. The good news is that obsessive music addicts no longer need to rely on clickbait to satisfy their cravings. Not when there’s BestEverAlbums.com, a site that offers visitors the opportunity to browse 50,000 charts, view overall rankings by artist or year, and submit charts of their own. Among the most popular is Rolling Stone’s latest 500 Best Albums of All Time, a subject that will no doubt be debated by music geeks for generations to come. “The classics are still the classics,” insists the venerable magazine, “but the canon keeps getting bigger and better.” But not, as it turns out, more contemporary. Rolling Stone is still most enamored with albums from the ’60s and ’70s, as shown by their critics’ Top 10 albums: 1. Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On (1971) 2. The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds (1966) 3. Joni Mitchell’s Blue (1971) 4. Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life (1976) 5. The Beatles’ Abbey Road (1969) 6. Nirvana’s Nevermind (1991) 7. Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours (1977) 8. Prince and the Revolution’s Purple Rain (1984)

9. Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks (1975) 10. Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998) As is so often the case, the comments are at least as interesting as the subject matter. Here are a few of the most recent: “We all knew the list was about to suck when we saw that [Arcade Fire’s] Funeral was number 500.” “Way too many albums that have not, and more than likely will not, stand the test of time have been added of late to make anyone take this latest iteration seriously.” “They managed to sneak a contemporary black female’s album into the top ten. But at the expense of Kind of Blue, and A Love Supreme, and a host of others.” “The worst list I’ve ever seen. Too political. You can’t apply diversity to quality in art. Part of the forced left wing agenda.” Meanwhile, those who would prefer a little more diversity can turn to Pitchfork’s less road-tested Best 200 Albums of the 2010s, which include: 1. Frank Ocean’s Blonde (2016) 2. Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010) 3. Beyonce’s Beyonce (2013) 4. Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly (2015) 5. Fiona Apple’s The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You

More Than Ropes Will Ever Do (2012) 6. Solange’s A Seat at the Table (2016) 7. Vampire Weekend’s Modern Vampires of the City (2013) 8. Robyn’s Body Talks (2010) 9. D’Angelo and the Vanguard’s Black Messiah (2014) 10. Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange (2012) Unfortunately, you’ll have to look elsewhere to find very many worstalbum lists, although “The Rhino Brothers’ World’s Worst Records” does offer some choice “so bad that they’re kinda good” entries, including Edith Massey & The Eggs’ “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” Gloria Balsam’s “Fluffy,” The Seven Stooges’ “I Wanna Be Your Dog” and Ogden Edsl’s “Kinko the Clown.” So where, you may ask, can we find The Shaggs, whose “Philosophy of the World” album was declared “the worst album ever recorded” by both Rolling Stone and The New York Times? According to Best Ever Albums’ collective chart-makers, it was the 2,980th best album in history. But what about Elvis Presley’s primarily spoken-word “Having Fun With Elvis On Stage?” What about Lou Reed’s “Metal Machine Music?” Neil Young’s “Trans?” or Guns N’ Roses’ “Chinese Democracy?” They’re all out there somewhere, no doubt. But before you go looking, why not share this article on social media? Your friends and followers will love it!


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His father and his Uncle Cannonball were jazz royalty who recorded a song the young pianist wrote at age 11. After graduating from LaGuardia HS of Music & Art in NYC and Yale, Adderly collaborated with Luther Vandross for 20 years. His solo work pays tribute to the golden era of jazz he grew up in. SAT OCT 1 | 8 PM

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El-Rocko Lounge Trivia with Jules and Chris Grimmett, 9-11:30 p.m. Moodright’s Duckpin Bowling League Night, 8 p.m. Service Brewing Company Trivia Night with Jess Shaw, 6:30 p.m. The Wormhole Neighborhood Pub & Music Venue Bingo, 10 p.m.

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Nickie’s 1971 Ray Tomasino, 7 p.m. The Wormhole Neighborhood Pub & Music Venue Open Mic, 6 p.m.-2 a.m.

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Club One Super Gay Bingo, 5:30 p.m. Moodright’s BINGO, 8 p.m. Starland Yard Music Bingo, 7-9 p.m.

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Totally Awesome Bar Savannah Comedy Underground, 9 p.m.

THURSDAY 9/29 LIVE MUSIC

Cohen’s Retreat Munchies & Music, 5-9 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Lyn Avenue

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Bar Food Trivia Night, 8 p.m. McDonough’s Family Feud, 7 p.m. The Wormhole Neighborhood Pub & Music Venue Trivia, 10 p.m.

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Totally Awesome Bar Open Mic Comedy, 8:30 p.m.

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Service Brewing Company Service Brewing Run Club, 6:30 p.m.

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BAR & CLUB EVENTS Fia Rua Irish Pub Family Movie Night, 8 p.m.

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Jazz’d Tapas Bar Voodoo Soup Moss + Oak Savannah Eatery Live Music on the Moss + Oak Patio Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant JodyJazz Trio, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Service Brewing Company Bluegrass By The Pint with Swamptooth, 6 p.m. Sting Ray’s Robert Willis, 6 p.m.

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PS Tavern Beer Pong Tournament, 10 p.m.

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Club One Drag Show, 10:30 p.m. & 12:30 a.m. Rock House Music & Dance, 10 p.m.

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Coffee Bluff Marina Gary Strickland, 6 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Georgia Kyle Shiver Moss + Oak Savannah Eatery Live Music on the Moss + Oak Patio Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant JodyJazz Trio, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sting Ray’s Robert Willis, 6 p.m.

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Front Porch Improv Adult Drop-in IMPROV Class, 10 a.m.

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SUNDAY 10/ 2 LIVE MUSIC

Collins Quarter at Forsyth Ember City, 2 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Voodoo Soup, 10 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Matt Eckstine Myrtle & Rose, Rooftop Garden Plant Riverside Live Jazz Sunday Brunch Featuring the Howard Paul Jazz Trio, 11 a.m.3 p.m. Nickie’s 1971 Roy Swindell, 7 p.m. Sting Ray’s Robert Willis, 6 p.m. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) Bucky and Barry, 1 p.m. YMCA (Habersham Branch) The Savannah Philharmonic is Taking

McDonough’s Open Mic/Jam, 9 p.m. Nickie’s 1971 Roy Swindell, 7 p.m. Over Yonder First Tuesdays Bluegrass with Swamptooth, first Tuesday of every month

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Basil’s Pizza and Deli Trivia, 7 p.m. Fia Rua Irish Pub Trivia, 7 p.m. McDonough’s Trivia Tuesday, 7 p.m. Oak 36 Bar + Kitchen Trivia Tuesday, 9 p.m. Savannah Taphouse Trivia, 7 p.m. Starland Yard Trivia with Chris Grimmett, 6:30 p.m.; Trivia Night With Chris Grimmett, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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Blueberry Hill Karaoke, 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Club One Karaoke, 10 p.m. Wet Willie’s Karaoke, 9 p.m.

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MELT @ DISTRICT LIVE

Melt is more than their 2017 breakout hit “Sour Candy.” Their easy, breezy indie pop and soul is a welcome musical escape from crazyworld. The lack of complaining is so refreshing, and if you groove to like-minded bands that have also stopped in Savannah — think Nordista Freeze and Little Bird — this one’s for you. FRI SEP 30 | 8 PM

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The Florida-based emo-screamo outfit bends sounds, genres, and stereotypes like a loud, gluten-free pretzel. Pretty parts battle with raging mayhem in the same song, and their recorded material sounds expensive. NDR’s focus in more on power pop and punk, and it’s really fun. SUN OCT 2 | 8 PM

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Pumping out five full-length albums in six years in not typical EDM, but little about Slushii is. He’s been in a power pop band, his initial SoundCloud tunes were permanently lost, and growing up on the ugly Jersey side of uglier Philly, he was bullied for his Asperger’s. Now, with a large EDM catalog on Skrillex’s label, he’s expanding future bass to parts unknown. SAT OCT 1 | 10 PM

Charleston’s Majic Dust (pictured) play modernized alt rock with riffs reminiscent of Smashing Pumpkins and an indie sound and spirit like Superchunk. That’s not a bad combo. Serpent Church goes for a more direct, big guitar riff-fest. Locals Garlands and Lobstrosity open. FRI SEP 30 | 9 PM

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an experiential fashion event and masquerade ball

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2022 • 7 PM - MIDNIGHT KEHOE IRON WORKS AT TRUSTEES’ GARDEN A Night in the Garden is an experiential fashion event and masquerade ball that offers guests an immersion in artistry and imagination unlike anything the Hostess City has ever seen. This event features a runway fashion show, aerialist, burlesque and magic performances, and music from live local bands and DJs along with entertainers from NYC. The evening is meant for indulging in escapism as avant-garde costumes and masks are encouraged. Prepare to dance the night away at this uniquely Savannah event. for more information and tickets, please scan the code

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