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Saxon and laura harring. wheN: wed. march 20, 8 p.m. wheRe: Sentient bean, 13 e. park Ave. cost: $6 iNFo: sentientbean.com

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thursday 8th savannah tour of homes and gardens self guided home and garden tours

what: Self guided walking tours in his-

‘the First lady of little Rock’ is highlighted in a film at the lucas to kick off the week

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wednesday Film: First lady of little Rock

what: part of the Southern circuit Film Series, the story of a seven-year journey by filmmaker Sharon la cruise to unravel the life of forgotten civil rights activist daisy bates. tix include a Q&A and a reception with filmmaker. wheN: 7 p.m wheRe: lucas theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. cost: $8 iNFo: 912-525-5050. lucastheatre.com

toric downtown, Ardsley park, lectures, teas, luncheons, museum houses and private homes, and more. Sponsored by christ church Anglican and historic Savannah Foundation. wheN: cost: See website for ticket prices. iNFo: savannahtourofhomes.org

an evening with Johnny Mercer and his Music

what: Actor Jeffrey hall and pianist chris chandler perform this revue of mercer songs. wheN: 6:30 p.m wheRe: Southwest chatham library, 14097 Abercorn St. cost: Free and open to the public. iNFo: liveoakpl.org/events

Film: tipping Point: the end of oil

what: Sierra club coastal group presents the feature-length documentary on Alberta’s tar sands, with scientific findings on the human health effects of oil extraction. wheN: 7 p.m wheRe: First presbyterian church, 520 washington Ave. cost: call or email for pricing. iNFo: 912-341-0718. snwillis@yahoo.com

informational Meeting: esPlost ii construction Program

what: community meeting on the public school system's eSploSt ii construction program. project schedule, procurement, and project descriptions will be discussed. wheN: 5:30 p.m wheRe: new hampstead high School, 2451 little neck road. cost: Free and open to the publlic. iNFo: 912-236-1766. sccpss.com

Performance: the light of life: his story

what: Sanctuary of Savannah presents the easter story, enacted by a cast of 200 performers. A benefit for old Savannah city mission's new shelter for women and children who are homeless. wheN: 7 p.m

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tea at Mrs. Davenport’s

what: early 19th century tea traditions come to life with this tour of the historic house museum, followed by afternoon tea with costumed interpreters. wheN: 4:30 p.m wheRe: davenport house, 324 east State St. cost: $18. reservations recommended iNFo: 912-236-8097. davenporthousemuseum.org

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8th savannah tour of homes and gardens self guided home and garden tours

what: Self guided walking tours in historic downtown, Ardsley park, lectures, teas, luncheons, museum houses and private homes, and more. Sponsored by christ church Anglican and historic Savannah Foundation. cost: See website for ticket prices. iNFo: savannahtourofhomes.org

author appearance: James hunt

what: the author of restless Fires: young John muir's thousand-mile walk to the gulf in 1867-68, reads and discusses his new book on America's early environmentalist, whose journey included Savannah. Signing follows remarks. wheN: 7 p.m wheRe: the book lady bookstore, 6 east liberty St. cost: Free to attend. books available for purchase. iNFo: 912-233-3628. thebookladybookstore.com

storycorps in spanish: historias

what: Armstrong's holA is partnering with Storycorps, the national project that records people's life stories. historias seeks to record the stories and preserve the voices of hispanic/latino community. recording days and times are flexible. wheN: march 19-29 wheRe: Armstrong Atlantic State university, 11935 Abercorn St. iNFo: 912-344-2652. hola@armstrong. edu. armstrong.edu

Robert i. strozier Faculty lecture: is our Food killing Us?

Birthday tribute to Richard grieco

what: the laughably bad thriller Final payback (2001, uSA) finds grieco playing an ex-cop, framed for a murder he didn’t commit. Features an impressive cast of character actors such as John

wheRe: Sanctuary, 8912 whitefield Ave. cost: $17. under 10--$10. group reser-

Mark the 82nd birthdays of Bill shatner & leonard Nimoy this sunday and Monday at the Bean with rare campy flicks sponsored by the Psychotronic Film series.

what: Armstrong Atlantic State univ. professor of rehabilitation sciences david lake addresses questions raised in michael pollan’s acclaimed book, “the omnivore’s dilemma,†the Armstrong common read book for the academic year. in ogeechee theatre, Student union building. wheN: noon


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Did someone say ‘let’s have a parade for Flannery o’connor?’ that’s saturday wheRe: Armstrong Atlantic State uni-

versity, 11935 Abercorn St. cost: Free and open to the public iNFo: armstrong.edu

theater: shadowlands

what: the collective Face theatre ensemble with the love story of American divorcee Joy davidman gresham and british theologian and confirmed bachelor c.S. lewis in william nicholson's tony Award-winning play. wheN: 8 p.m wheRe: muse Arts warehouse, 703 louisville rd. cost: $15/gen. Adm. $12/students & seniors iNFo: 912-232-0018

theater: 'til Beth Do Us Part

what: Another serious comedy from the

tybee Arts Association performance Society. come early for refreshments. wheN: 7:30 p.m wheRe: Firehouse Arts center, 7 cedarwood Ave. cost: $18 & $15 iNFo: 912-786-5920

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Saturday 8th savannah tour of homes and gardens self guided home and garden tours

what: Self guided walking tours in historic downtown, Ardsley park, lectures, teas, luncheons, museum houses and private homes, and more. Sponsored by christ church Anglican and historic Savannah Foundation. cost: See website for ticket prices. iNFo: savannahtourofhomes.org

Flannery o’connor homemade Parade and garden Party

what: A celebration honoring writer and Savannah native o'connor's birthday. 3pm parade events and children's events in lafayette Square. 3:30pm parade. 4pm-6pm garden party at Fo'c childhood home. hats and period costume are optional. wheN: 3-6 p.m wheRe: Flannery o’connor childhood home, 207 e. charlton Street. cost: parade: Free and open to the public. garden party: $25. children $5. iNFo: 912-233-6014. flanneryoconnorhome@gmail.com. flanneryoconnorhome.org

Forsyth Farmers Market

what: local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and other delights. rain or shine. wheN: 9 a.m.-1 p.m wheRe: Forsyth park, 501 whitaker St. cost: Free to attend. items for sale. iNFo: 912-484-0279. forsythfarmersmarket.com

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irish Road Bowling

what: golf meets bowling in this traditional irish competition, modified for fun and fellowship. three-person teams pitch a steel ball around the 2-mile racetrack on hutchinson island. the team with the least number of throws at the end of the course wins a trophy and bragging rights and...that's all, actually. no experience necessary. on the racetrack, next to the westin. wheN: 10 a.m wheRe: westin Savannah harbor golf resort & Spa, 1 resort drive. cost: $15/advance. $20/day of event. iNFo: aohsavannah.com

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Reenactment of the 1913 women suffrage March what: All women are invited to par-

ticipate in this centennial celebration of the march 3, 1913 Suffrage march on washington that galvanized the movement to allow u.S. women to vote. Sponsored by delta Sigma theta Sorority, inc. Savannah Alumnae chapter, delta nu chapter (Savannah State university), and tau Alpha chapter (Armstrong Atlantic State university) wheN: 10 a.m wheRe: Forsyth park, 501 whitaker St.

savannah Black outdoor adventure group

what: mingle with adventurists and mature individuals. hike one-to-three miles along a scenic nature trail. park rangers may guide and educate the group about the wildlife and nature, have fun and be healthy with like minded new found friends. more info at website or via email. wheN: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m wheRe: Skidaway island State park, 52 diamond cswy. iNFo: davidjeromehendricks@gmail. com. meetup.com/savannah-blackoutdoor-adventure-group

sheep to shawl Festival

what: Spring sheep shearing time is here. watch and help with the weaving process from shearing the wool through spinning, carding, and weaving, with the Fiber guild of Savannah and ScAd Fibers students. old timey music, cloggers, and 19th century kids crafts. wheN: 10 a.m.-4 p.m wheRe: oatland island wildlife center, 711 Sandtown rd. cost: $7/adults, $5ages 4-17, Seniors and military. Free/children under 4. iNFo: 912-395-1500. oatlandisland.org

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what: Springtime comes to the garden (formerly known as the bamboo Farm and coastal gardens.) Vendors, please call to get a space. wheN: 9 a.m.-4 p.m wheRe: coastal georgia botanical gardens, 2 canebrake rd. cost: $5/parking. $2/child for egg hunt iNFo: coastalgeorgiabg.org

st. Patrick's Day Regatta

what: geechee Sailing club's 34th annual regatta drawing sailors from charleston to brunswick. weekend includes awards dinner on 3/24. wheN: noon wheRe: wilmington river, between turner's creek and r2w. cost: $50 per boat. iNFo: 912-658-0814. mswillman@bellsouth.net. geecheesailingclub.org

theater: shadowlands

what: the collective Face theatre ensemble with the love story of American divorcee Joy davidman gresham and british theologian and confirmed bachelor c.S. lewis in william nicholson's tony Award-winning play. wheN: 8 p.m wheRe: muse Arts warehouse, 703 louisville rd. cost: $15/gen. Adm. $12/students & seniors iNFo: 912-232-0018

theater: 'til Beth Do Us Part

what: Another serious comedy from the tybee Arts Association performance Society. come early for refreshments. wheN: 7:30 p.m wheRe: Firehouse Arts center, 7 cedarwood Ave. cost: $18 & $15 iNFo: 912-786-5920

walk for life

what: Annual walk raises funding for Savannah care center, a pregnancy resource center. registration begins at 8:15. wheN: 9 a.m wheRe: daffin park cost: Free to participate. donations encouraged. iNFo: savannahcarecenter@comcast. net. savannahcarecenter.org

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Sunday 8th savannah tour of homes and gardens self guided home and garden tours

what: Self guided walking tours in historic downtown, Ardsley park, lectures, teas, luncheons, museum houses and private homes, and more. Sponsored by christ church Anglican and historic Savannah Foundation. cost: See website for ticket prices. iNFo: savannahtourofhomes.org

Flannery o'connor lecture: 2013 gulfstream spring lecture series.

what: Award-winning South African novelist, poet and writer christopher hope on “South to South & back to back: A South African writer on Flannery o’connor.” wheN: 4 p.m wheRe: Flannery o’connor childhood home, 207 e. charlton Street. cost: Free and open to the public. iNFo: flanneryoconnorhome.org

Market at tybee lighthouse

what: you name it, it's at this market, a benefit for the fund to repaint the tybee lighthouse. wheN: 10 a.m wheRe: tybee island lighthouse, 30 meddin Ave. iNFo: 912-786-5801


what: the collective Face theatre ensemble with the love story of American divorcee Joy davidman gresham and british theologian and confirmed bachelor c.S. lewis in william nicholson's tony Award-winning play. wheN: 3 p.m. (final performance) wheRe: muse Arts warehouse, 703 louisville rd. cost: $15/gen. Adm. $12/students & seniors iNFo: 912-232-0018

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Film: william shatner Birthday Mystery screening

what: Salute the long life and amazingly varied career of one of stage, screen and tV’s biggest stars with a rare public screening of one of william Shatner’s least-known movies - and one which has nothing to do with his famed role as captain Kirk on Star trek. Aslo a raffle of some rare Shatner-related prizes. tomorrow night salutes his friend and co-star leonard nimoy. wheN: Sunday. march 24, 8 p.m. wheRe: Sentient bean, 13 e. park Ave. cost: $7, or $10 gets you into leonard nimoy tribute the next night iNFo: sentientbean.com

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tongue open Mouth and Music show

what: A poetry and music open mic with an emphasis on sharing 4 minutes of new and original work. wheN: 8 p.m wheRe: the Sentient bean, 13 east park Ave. cost: Free and open to the public. iNFo: sentientbean.com

what: chris mccabe, georgia’s deputy State Archaeologist-underwater, on the underwater archaeology program’s mission and responsibilities, plus a few shipwrecks and other maritime-related sites on the georgia coast. in the Student union/ogeechee Auditorium. part of Armstrong's digging Savannah Archeology lecture Series. wheN: 6 p.m wheRe: Armstrong Atlantic State university, 11935 Abercorn St. cost: Free and open to the public. iNFo: armstrong.edu

lecture: National tax Policy

what: Skidaway island democrats presents richard mcgrath,Armstrong Atlantic professor of economics, and michael walters, professional actuary. Q and A session follows. wheN: 7 p.m wheRe: landings Association, 600 landings way South. iNFo: oxhouse@aol.com

@ savannah Music Festival (sMF). march 21– April 6. @ charles Bradley & his extraordinaires. march 21. trustees theater (SmF). @ old crow Medicine show. march 22. Johnny mercer theatre (SmF). @ ahmad Jamal. march 23. trustees theater (SmF). @ Bill t. Jones/arnie Zane Dance. march 23. lucas theatre (SmF). @ Dr. John. march 27. lucas theatre (SmF). @ the wailers. march 29. trustees theater (SmF). @ emmylou harris/ Rodney crowell, Richard thompson. April 3. Johnny mercer theatre (SmF). @ tedeschi trucks Band. April 4. Johnny mercer theatre (SmF). @ tybee wine Festival. April 10-14. @ Bill Maher. April 7. Johnny mercer theatre. @ Phillip Phillips. April 7. AASu. @ Spring Awakening. AASu masquers. April 11–21. cS @ Reefer Madness. bay Street theatre. April

19–28. @ savannah Record Fair. April 20 & 21. may poetter gallery. @ chris tucker. April 20. Johnny mercer theatre. @ sts9. April 24. trustees theater. @ celtic woman. may 3. Johnny mercer theatre. @ savannah spoken word Festival. April 22-28. @ cirque du soleil: Quidam. may 7-9. mlK Arena. @ the collective Face: Pride & Prejudice. may 10–25. muse Arts warehouse. @ Blue Man group. may 13 and 14. Johnny mercer theatre. @ Darius Rucker. may 17. mlK Arena. @ scaD theater: Urinetown The Musical. may 23–26. lucas theatre. cS

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Iraq, ten years later After all, the war technically “ended” in December 2011, with little hubbub and no parades, victory or otherwise. As if it hadn’t happened at all. Which makes sense really, because looking back it still seems like a long, terrible, hazy dream. On my end, the unprompted reminder of the tenth anniversary prompted a flood of surreal memories of my time “covering” the war and the run-up to it, here from my safe stateside seat in Savannah. I remember a column I wrote when George W. Bush was first elected. I warned — and I paraphrase, because that particular masterpiece is lost in the internet ether — that one of the first things Bush would do was begin a war in the Middle East. Of course we were attacked first on Sept. 11, 2001. But as we all know now, Iraq had absolutely nothing to do with 9/11. No. No it didn’t. I remember watching horrified as my prediction came true in the inexorable slowmotion style of Greek tragedy, except without the catharsis. Remember: no parade. The war may have ended with a whimper, but the beginning was downright operatic. It involved bogus “evidence” presented by bemedalled figures who’d soon regret how they sullied their decorations; insincere appeals to a U.N. which the Bush administration barely recognized; and over-the-top B-movie bad guys like the unctuous Paul Wolfowitz, the Dr. Strangelove-esque Donald Rumsfeld, and the real-life Bond villain himself, Dick Cheney. And the media. Oh god, the media. Aside from the disgust at seeing my country so clearly embark on so clearly a disastrous path, I also remember the existential horror of working in a profession which seemed to have lost any sense of ethical mooring or basic human perspective. Hardly the same as facing IEDs or RPGs or AK-47s, eh? True. But it was a paradigm

shift of its own, however bloodless. I remember the night the first missiles landed, and the breathless repetition on cable news of the Pentagon catch phrase “Shock and Awe.” It sounds like — and was intended to sound like — sportscaster’s shorthand, perhaps a new football offense. Let’s be clear about what Shock and Awe was, and what was done in your name: Shock and Awe meant annihilating entire city blocks full of sleeping people. That’s all it ever meant, and that’s what we saw happen in real-time that spring evening in 2003. Stop and think about it: Whole city blocks wiped out. Because Saddam Hussein supposedly got some uranium from Africa. Stop and bloody well think about it. I remember interviewing Sgt. Kevin Benderman of Fort Stewart’s 3rd Infantry Division. Benderman had already done one tour in Iraq with the 4th ID, but simply refused to go back with his new unit, instead claiming the title of Conscientious Objector. You may not know what a Vulcan is, but Benderman and I talked about Vulcans that afternoon in Hinesville. A Vulcan is a superhigh speed Gatling gun, several barrels spinning so fast you can’t see them. Mounted on a C-130 aircraft or on a ground vehicle, a Vulcan fires a nearly solid stream of highvelocity shells at the target, each tipped with depleted uranium. Uranium for uranium, I guess. My chilling conversation with Benderman included this recollection from him: I turned on CNN one day and they were like, ‘And here we see the smart bomb, going down the AC shaft into this part of the building, where it will then make a ninety-degree right turn and target this office.’ But right down the street from that same building… was where we bulldozed the bodies of Iraqis we hit with the Vulcans. We just bulldozed them all into a mass grave and covered them up, hundreds of them.

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I remember covering the G-8 summit in 2004. Most of it was on remote Sea Island, Ga., but the final day included a press conference by President Bush at the Trade Center on Hutchinson Island. Savannah was in police-state lockdown because of the threat of protesters, aka “anarchists!” But it soon became apparent that the media would vastly outnumber the protesters, and what few protesters did show up were almost laughably tame. I was at the press conference, but wasn’t one of the few “preapproved” to ask piercing, penetrating questions. The prominent anchor of a Savannah TV station was one of the chosen interrogators, however. He opted to use his time addressing the leader of the free world — who’d just lied the country into a bloody war in which thousands on both sides would die, thousands more would be horrifically maimed, and the United States would abdicate any claim to global moral authority — to inform the president how happy Savannah was to host him, and how he hoped the president enjoyed his time here with us friendly folk. Needless to say, Bush knocked that slow hanging curveball out of the park. Afterwards, I overheard the local anchor say — and again I paraphrase, but not by much — “Hell, what am I supposed to ask him? He’s the president.” Candidly, I’m not sure what I’d have asked either. I doubt that “Dude, seriously? What the f#$%?!” would have been any more productive. A lot has changed since then. No one plays CDs anymore. My business is now more about hustling page views than hawking print papers. I no longer fear for my job because I won’t follow a party line. The Iraq War helped elect a president whose middle name is Hussein. You’d think that’s gotta mean something. We finally found Bin Laden. But instead of blowing up the entire city he was in — a la 2003’s Shock and Awe — a few guys went into his house and shot him. I guess that’s called progress, and I guess we’ll take it. cS

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Boaters & DUI In 2010, a manager at a popular River Street restaurant got drunk at a holiday work party and drove to his home on Wilmington Island late that night. On his way home, he ran over a man on a motor scooter, killing him. This past summer, brothers Jake and Griffin Price died on Lake Lanier when their watercraft was struck by an intoxicated boater. Stories like these are tragically familiar. Even though we’re familiar with drunken motor vehicle driving and its repercussions, many people are strikingly unaware about the consequences of drunk boating. Safe driving means using common sense, but there appears to be a disconnect when it comes to safe boating. The truth is there is no real difference between operating a boat and a car while under the influence, except that there is a higher acceptable legal blood alcohol content (BAC) for boating. Georgia is one of only eight states where it is still legal to operate a boat with a blood alcohol content of .10. Senate Bill 136 was introduced by State Senator Butch Miller, with the purpose of addressing current boating safety issues on Georgia lakes and waterways. This legislation is also known as the ‘Kile Glover Boat Education Law’ and ‘Jake and Griffin Price BUI Law,’ after the victims of two boating accidents last year Recently the bill passed the Senate and is up for House consideration. If passed by both houses, and signed by the Governor, SB 136 would lower the current BUI level from .10 to .08, making it consistent with the current DUI level for the operation of motor vehicles. I’m not doctor, and I don’t know how much difference there is between intoxication levels of .08 BAC and .10. But there needs to be consistency with our DUI/BUI laws. Drivers need to be capable of safely operating their vehicles and boats. What happens to a boat operator who leaves the marina with a higher alcohol level (currently 1.0 for

boaters) and then proceeds to drive his car or truck on Georgia roads above the .08 level for motor vehicle drivers? The bill would also require boat and watercraft renters to take a safety course to learn about the basic operation of these very heavy means of transportation, something we obviously already require of drivers. There is a current misconception that it is somehow less dangerous to maneuver boats since they are on the water. The problem with that logic is that alcohol affects judgment, vision, balance and coordination exactly the same no matter where you are. If anything, alcohol is even more dangerous on water. According to the U.S. coast guard, all the elements of being out on the water — motion, vibration, engine noise, sun, wind and spray — accelerate a drinker’s impairment. Not only that, but recreational boaters only average about 110 hours on the water per year, meaning they don’t have nearly the same experience operating a watercraft that they do a car. At least in the event of a car accident there is a chance of walking away. Boaters are faced with a daunting vastness of open water, something that’s even more difficult to overcome when alcohol is involved. We made a little progress in reducing boating casualties, but there is a reason boating safety was a key point in Governor Nathan Deal’s State of the State Address — some progress is not enough, we need more. Let’s commend Sen. Miller for his leadership on this issue and urge the House to pass SB 136, and make Georgia waters a safer place for our families this summer and future summers. cS bob cucchi is executive director of teAm georgia, a safe and sober driving coalition. Visit www.teamgeorgia.net


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The sands of non-attachment (or: Spring, you filthy slut) It always sneaks up on me: One day, the evenings are chilly and dark; the next, sunlight floods the kitchen as we’re clearing the dinner dishes. Everything else seems to have gotten the memo. The daffodils have been bursting out their yellow trumpets for weeks. The azaleas are gleefully fulfilling their annual chromatic spectacle. Cardinals and bluebirds whistle and flirt from dawn ‘til dusk. To quote the mystical Bohemian scribe Rainer Maria Rilke, it is spring again, and the earth is like a child that knows this poem by heart. Unfortunately for us humans, Daylight Savings makes the turning of the season feel less like a gentle nudge by a beneficent Mother Nature than a sharp bludgeoning about the head by the Lannister hound in Game of Thrones. Add in the shimmer of golden pollen coating our cars and nasal passages, and the epic majesty going on outside could be entirely obscured by spring cleaning and snot bubbles. For me, the Spring Equinox on March 20 also brings on an inner anxiety. Not only does it mark the unsympathetic march towards another sweaty southern summer, it’s a reminder of life’s inescapable ephemerality. I don’t need any more reminding, with my children sprouting into fullgrown people and another set of tires going bald. Frankly, I could use a nice coping shot of denial, but that only increases suffering. Or so I’ve heard. “Let go of your attachments,” counsel the Buddhist sages, making me clutch my daughter a little tighter. (I keep trying to sit on her head so she’ll stop growing so fast, but she’s a biter.) There are books full of the wisdom from these bodhisattvas, some ancient, some working for the enlightenment of all beings via their own YouTube channels. “Make friends with impermanence,” they enjoin, presumably

Donning enormous inhaling deeply fringed yellow hats, a couple through their clear of monks lifted cymbals nostrils, immune to and drums, while others the effects of pollen unfurled a pair of telescopdust. ing horns not unlike a dafPlease. Constant fodil. One began to chant change may be an in a deep glottal tone that existential fact, but she reverberated off the walls: is not such a fabulous Om mani padme hum. The friend when you’re others joined him in the looking for a shoulmantra: Om mani padme der to cry on. Or say, hum Om mani padme hum, someone to go out on a sonorous symphony of the town with, since meditative devotion. she’ll totally ditch you Just when I thought I for the cute barista might levitate with the guy while she’s holdvibration, the chanting ing your wallet. stopped. In the sudden No matter how silence, one of the monks much I’d like to party smiled and bowed, walked with impermanence over to the mandala and or meditate on the calmly shoved a knuckle noble truths, I remain into its perfect beauty. hopelessly attached to With a little broom, he the tibetan monks of the Drepung loseling monastery and their people and my iPhone mandala, soon to be dust in the wind. methodically swept every and the belief that I will last grain into a spiral-shaped pile, be shopping in the juniors departthese low-key rituals in their famed giving as much deliberation to the ment forever. restaurant to help raise awareness destruction of this labor of lovingStill, I sense that embracing nonand funds for the displaced monks kindness as to its creation. attachment — or even just giving it an and their leader, His Holiness the It was at once humbling and liberairkiss once in a while — is the path Dalai Lama, and the brothers have ating to witness, a visceral lesson that to a serene and fulfilled life (barring been quietly supporting the cause of though our efforts at immortality are the always-imminent possibility of the Tibetans for a decade. They were hopeless, they are inextricably part of winning the lottery and buying my nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in the grand cycles of birth and death, own Polynesian island.) 2012, though they are quick to duck growth and decline. I had the opportunity to observe any recognition, standing unobtruI hope to remember it the next time non-attachment in action a few weeks sively in the back of the small room three days’ worth of writing disapago, when the monks of the Drepung where the monks prepared the manpears into the void of my MacBook. Loseling Monastery came through dala’s closing ceremony. I left Elizabeth’s with a tiny souSavannah to create a sacred Tibetan The air almost crackled as the seven venir packet of the mixed-up mansand mandala. As part of their effort monks filed in, clad in their signature dala sand in my pocket, a little less to bring their gentle teachings to the saffron and maroon garments and attached to my own gerbil-wheel need world, these serene robed ones tour identical pairs of plain brown oxford to wring my hands over another seafrom city to city, sprinkling colored shoes. The mandala itself — the prodson. Life will happen no matter what, sand into a circle of intricate symbols uct of hours upon hours of work — and it’ll be over before we know it. in a breathtaking combination of persat on a square wooden table, its small May as well smell the flowers than formance art and spiritual divination. piles of colored sand precisely tapped curse the darkness, or something like But anyone who saw these fellows out into lotus flowers, complex knots that. doing their thing at the Jepson a few and the eight-spoked wheel repreInstead, I walked out into this years back may recall that things do senting the path of the Buddha. unbelievably opulent spring, where not end well for the mandala. Each mandala is created with a — to quote Mr. Rilke again — everyThe monks will return for another particular intention, this one meant thing was blooming most recklessly. public demonstration at the Jepson to draw the universal compassion of With an open palm, I wiped off this fall; this time, however, only the Green Tara, the Sanskrit goddess my windshield, smiling at the yela handful of people were there to of salvation. Green Tara also governs low handprints I left on everything I watch. Gary and Greg Butch of earthly cycles, so I think we can hold touched. cS Elizabeth’s on 37th occasionally host her responsible for all the pollen.


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While many got ready for St. Patrick’s Day weekend by cooking up cabbage and picking out green jeans, one group had a different set of preparations. Members of Savannah Working Against Human Trafficking (SWAHT) gathered at Southside Baptist Church before Savannah’s busiest tourist weekend of the year to wrap 12,000 bars of soap with an important phone number: The National Human Trafficking Hotline. Human trafficking is defined as modern day slavery — not as a sensational descriptor or an exaggeration, but as the true nature of an insidious, and mostly hidden, crime. Victims are coerced, forced or tricked into prostitution and/or domestic work, and many of them are young girls. Because they may be dependent on and fearful of their captors, they rarely have the opportunity to seek help on their own. That’s where the soap comes in. Part of the outreach program Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution (SOAP), the wrapped bars are distributed to hotels and motels during major events where prostitution is in high demand: Car shows, golf tournaments, the Super Bowl. Pimps often rent a room for the night and bring clients to be serviced by a girl, who may perform up to 25 sex acts in one day. Arrangements are made through websites or cell phones, leaving no trace.

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The next day the girls (and sometimes boys) are moved to a different city, a different hotel, a different set of abusers. The hope is that victims trafficked an area will see the soap and call the 24-hour hotline. Another aim is to encourage those who are suspicious that someone is being sexually exploited to report what they see. Information is stored in a database and calls are routed to local law enforcement. Former trafficking victim and The Slave Across the Street author Theresa Flores was in Savannah to help train SWAHT volunteers and mobilize teams to bring the soaps to local hotels. Now a national speaker in high demand, Flores started S.O.A.P. as a way to educate people about the “silent epidemic” of human trafficking in the United States. She reminds that though modern day slavery is difficult to document, it is ubiquitous throughout the United States and the world, second only to the drug trade. “We know human trafficking happens in India where parents sell their girls to pay a debt, but we don’t think it can happen in cities like ours,” said Flores in a 2011 TEDx talk. She cited an FBI study that estimates that 100,000 American kids are coerced into prostitution every day, and some of those may very close to home. Savannah is already a known human trafficking hub, and with almost a half million visitors filling the city’s hotel rooms during St. Patrick’s Day, the time and place are ripe for bad people to set up shop. “Human trafficking takes place in port cities, tourist cities, places with access to major interstates, where there is a military presence,” says Toni-Lyn Keller, a SWAHT volunteer who has traveled across the U.S. and abroad to help victims. “Savannah has all of those things.” The Hostess City made national news earlier this year after a two-year federal investigation uncovered a sex trafficking ring that revolved around numerous local spots and encompassed other cities along the I-95 corridor, far into North Carolina and Florida. Dubbed “Operation Dark Night,” the investigation has yielded 25 arrests so far, focusing on the traffickers and their clients rather than the sex workers, many of whom were kidnapped from Mexico and coerced


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Showcasing music from the Accomplices and fine food (including a rare tasting of Yaupon Tea and Avondale Apiary honey), The Taste of Art combines Savannah’s refined style with its boundless willingness to help others. “Our entire community has jumped on this event,” says organizer Erin Wessling, who visited a DREAM House in Thailand earlier this year and was captivated by the children she met. “They’re not recognized citizens because they come from tribal families, making them very susceptible to human trafficking.” The list of donated works is a Who’s Who of the Savannah art world: Silent auction items include works by Sam Bryer, Betsy Cain, Denise Carson, Thomas Cook, Lorie Corbus, Matt Hebermehl, Katrina Schmidt-Rinke, Lane Huerta, Marcus Kenny, Susan Laney, Tobia Makover, Juliana Peloso, Will Penny, Michael Porten, Christine Sajecki, Katherine Sandoz, Cedric Smith, Heather Lindsey Stewart, Meredith Anne Sutton, Dicky Stone, Elizabeth Winnel, Ikeda Feingold and more. “We have such a supportive environment for art in Savannah, and people recognize that they can use it to help these children have a safe place to live and go to school,” says Wessling. “With even a modicum of education, who knows who these kids could become?” All proceeds benefit the DREAM foundation. cs the taste of art 6-10 p.m. tuesday, mar. 26 leoci’s trattoria, 606 Abercorn St. tickets: $45 each/$80 a pair advance; $50 at the door info: taste_of_art.eventbrite.com

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with threats to their family members. In 2011, Georgia legislators were praised for “turning up the heat” on human trafficking by passing a new law that penalizes traffickers with longer prison sentences and protects underage victims. But advocates who want to eradicate human trafficking know that the Dept. of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and other law enforcement entities depend on information collected by everyday people — including hotel employees and guests that may observe telltale behavior. “A lot of the time, these girls don’t have access to a phone, even if they realize there is help out there,” says Keller. “By educating others to call in what they see, it increases their chance of rescue.” Before St. Patrick’s Day, SWAHT volunteers helped made the rounds to hotel managers with the soaps as well brochures on how to identify victims. Identifiers may include: • Not being able to speak on their own behalf • Lack of a passport or I.D. • Not being allowed to handle their own money • Bruises or other signs of physical abuse If you suspect someone is a victim of human trafficking, call the National Hotline at 1-888-3737-888 (it looks odd, but the spacing makes it easy to remember.) Once a call is made, efforts are made to contact local law enforcement, create a rescue opportunity and find a safe house. The hotline is supervised by the Polaris Project based in Washington, D.C. Keller laments that it will be hard to track the effects of SWAHT’s St. Patrick’s Day efforts but counts Flores’ appearance in Savannah as invaluable. “It was very informative, and a lot of people there were hearing about this for the first time,” she says. “We were able to openly discuss the issues going on in our own city, and wrapping the soaps allowed us to come together as a community to raise awareness and more tangibly aid in potential rescue.” For someone trapped in a situation without any means of escape, a tiny bar of soap can holds so much hope, Keller adds. “It’s an outlet to reach out to these young women who otherwise have no voice.” cS

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Sidewalk Arts Festival. Kids enjoying the playground. Sleepy students napping in the sun. The Earth Day Festival. The Jazz Festival. Tennis matches. Drum circles. Actually, I’m not a big fan of that last one. Still, from routine moments that pass without much notice to special events that are anticipated all year long, Forsyth Park is remarkably versatile and absolutely essential to civic life in Savannah. If you tried to build it from scratch today, however, you’d find yourself in a world of trouble. None of it would be allowed, no matter how beautiful or beloved. The Arboretum, the fountain, the Fragrant Garden, the central promenade — none of these would be permitted for one simple reason: There’s not enough parking to meet minimum requirements. It is truly astounding that even a place so accommodating to so many citizens would never be approved today because it can’t accommodate our cars. Thankfully, the organizers of Savannah Stopover knew the bands they booked, coupled with the appeal of a night in Forsyth Park, would be powerful enough to attract people even if they had to park farther away than they would like. What’s more, they partnered with the Savannah Bicycle Campaign to provide free valet bicycle parking, which permitted people to leave their

cars at home. Concert-goers were free to enjoy the music knowing their bicycles were being watched over. The Savannah Music Festival is doing the same thing this month, with the Savannah Bicycle Campaign staffing secure bike parking at performances by Old Crow Medicine Show on March 22, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell with the Richard Thompson Electric Trio on April 3, and Tedeschi Trucks Band on April 4, all at the Johnny Mercer Theatre. By encouraging people to ride their bikes, Savannah Stopover and Savannah Music Festival organizers aren’t discriminating against drivers. Quite the opposite, actually, for when people decide to go by bike instead of driving, they free up parking opportunities for those who drive, either by choice or necessity. Perhaps drivers, and not just cyclists who avail themselves of the bicycle parking service, should drop a few bills in the bicycle valet donation jar to support these efforts. And lest you think the idea of encouraging people to bicycle to major events is simply for treehuggers, consider this: The RBC Heritage will offer free bicycle parking again this year on Hilton Head Island during the golf tournament, April 15-21. According to WTOC-TV, tournament organizers will offer parking space for up to 1,000 bikes on the tennis courts at Harbour Town. cS John bennett is vice chairman of the Savannah bicycle campaign. or maybe....


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Another recent discussion about sexism faced by women working in gaming, devolved into making fun of male tech writers. Trust me, male tech reporters do not need any more attention. There is already an entire phalanx of marketing and PR professionals by and large capable women who make them feel special. That whole dance is about as gendered as a Budweiser commercial. Still, why is there so much attention being paid to the people covering tech when the industry itself faces very real race and gender gaps? As Melissa Gira Grant recently wrote about girl geeks vs. boys kings, ‘the unpaid and underpaid labor of women is essential to making that machine go, to making it so irresistible.’ Besides a touch of solipsism, it’s likely because the media has such entrenched discrimination problems of its own. It’s not just tech bloggers who are mostly white men. In 2006, The Observer looked at the magazine world’s vanilla ceiling. No one could believably argue that much has changed. Perhaps a better way to encourage more diversity in tech reporting is to look at why diversity is important. As Mr. Bouie noted, the homogeneity of voices has lead tech writers to sleep on Pinterest’s popularity with women and dismiss concerns about how App. net might lead to white flight. What’s more, the proliferation of apps, gadgets and services coupled with the metastasization of the often complacent tech press has amplified the noise-to-signal ratio. A report in January claimed that of the 430,000 odd apps that will debut in the iOS App Store this year, most will go unnoticed. Gatekeepers can influence which products get attention and adoption, which in turn can affect funding. Venture capital firms sometimes talk about pattern matching, the act of zeroing in on the human and corporate traits of successful companies when deciding which startups to invest in. That might also be the reason why, when we read about how black people use Twitter, it’s so rarely from their own perspective. cS this piece was first published in the new york observer.


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From the ingenue to a woman of a certain age, St. patrick’s day brings out a certain je ne sais quoi. on the left we see simple barefoot country charm, the only nod to the holiday in the form of the pants. At right, this distinguished lady sports the latest in costume eyewear, complete with ironic t-shirt, hipster-style.

Fake beard/moustache combos were all the rage this year, as this rogueish ginger shows.

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Sadly, only one arrest for swimming in the river Through Saturday’s parade, Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police had only arrested 15 people in the St. Patrick’s Day festival area. However, a spike on Saturday night ended up bringing the holiday total up to 79 arrests.

Most arrests took place between 4 p.m. Saturday and 4 a.m. Sunday. Police filed 46 charges between 4 a.m. and midnight Saturday and an additional 18 Sunday morning. Forty-four arrests were processed in the command center overseeing the festivities on River Street and the other 35 were processed in the center at St. Julian and MLK Jr. Boulevard, police say. Charges included: Disorderly conduct: 33

Public urination: 17 Poss. of controlled substance: 7 Obstruction: 6 Public intoxication: 2 (!!!!) Simple assault: 2 Dog with no shots: 1 Open container: 1 (!!!!!) Swimming in river: 1 DUI: 1 (!!!!) Providing false name: 1 Underage drinking: 1 Criminal damage second degree: 1 Public indecency: 1 Battery (domestic violence act): 1 Carrying a concealed weapon: 1 Criminal trespass: 1 Theft of services: 1 Seventy charges were misdemeanors, two were felonies and seven were city ordinance violations. Sixty-eight suspects were transported to the Chatham County Detention Center, six taken to court and three released on subpoena. Those charged included one juvenile and two were military.

• This crazy story happened days before St. Patrick’s Day: A 26-yearold Brunswick man was arrested after he climbed aboard the Savannah River Queen and damaged equipment. He told officers “the boat had angered him because of the way it was looking at him.” William Cole was apprehended after a witness alerted them about 5 a.m. that a shirtless man had climbed atop the Savannah River Queen and was breaking items off the boat. He has been charged with criminal damage to property. Cole was holding an antenna to the boat’s radio equipment in his hands atop the wheel house when police arrived. Damage to the boat before he was arrested was estimated at about $20,000. • Also not St. Patrick’s related: Police arrested and charged a 23-yearold Savannah man in the shooting death of his father.

Murder warrants were served on Torres Antwan Burroughs after his father Frank Torres Burroughs, 46, was shot about 6 p.m. The younger man was arrested by SCMPD about 9 p.m. The elder Burroughs was transported to Memorial University Medical Center after the shooting at a residence on on Mossy Court off of Quacco Road during a domestic dispute. He was declared dead at the hospital. • Another shooting victim has been identified. 33-year-old William Bass of Savannah was found after Downtown Precinct patrol officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 1300 block about 1:03 a.m. and found the victim had expired. cS giVe AnonymouS crime tipS to crimeStopperS At 234-2020


What’s the deal with the so-called zombie apocalypse? It’s all over the web, in movies, and on television, and there are even books about how to survive when the shambling hordes come for you. Did I miss something? —Anonymous<> The zombie fixation that has become so familiar in the 2000s mystifies many. Numerous popular video games, roleplaying games, films, Internet videos, television programs, and books have arisen from it. The government of Quebec attempted to conduct an emergency preparedness exercise based on the premise of a zombie apocalypse, only to have it canceled by humorless spoilsports. This was preceded by a discussion in Canada’s House of Commons where the government was questioned about its ability to withstand a zombie attack. The Centers for Disease Control released a zombie pandemic preparedness manual, disturbingly in comic book form. Myths about the undead have been around for millennia. But the current popular concept of zombies as shuffling reanimated corpses with a hunger for humans was inarguably forged by George Romero in his 1968 film Night of the Living Dead. For decades after that zombies were merely part of the fright-movie pantheon, which also included your slashers, your aliens, and so on. Their ascent is quite recent. Newspaper articles in 2006 noted an upswing in zombies’ cultural presence, but in retrospect the ball had just gotten rolling. Browsing through Google search-term trends from 2004 to the present, we find “zombie” and “zombies” showing sudden increases towards the end of 2008, as does “zombie apocalypse,” with a pronounced increase in early 2011. Meanwhile, searches for “ghost,” “witch,” “werewolf,” “demon,” “vampire,” and variants thereof stayed relatively flat. What accounts for the heightened fascination? Theories abound:

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1. Decaying corpses are horrifying. Get out, all monsters are horrifying. That’s why we call them monsters. 2. Decaying reanimated corpses are really horrifying. This gets closer. The scariest moment of my postcollegiate moviegoing experience was watching the Terminator come back to life, or whatever it is homicidal robots come back to after they’ve been to all appearances annihilated and you’re getting ready to head for the toilets. OK, Ahnold wasn’t a zombie, but same idea. 3. “Zombie narrative presents us with a postcolonial consideration of identity and power, which allows us to challenge social and cultural hierarchies and power structures.” Please, professor, save it for the faculty lounge. 4. Let me throw in my own theory: If not zombies, then what? Vampires? Vampires have been the alpha pop-culture monster for at least 46 fricking years. (See Barnabas Collins, Dark Shadows, 1967.) But let’s face it, the vampire = decadent sex metaphor, notwithstanding its ongoing box-office success (e.g., the Twilight series), is surely running on fumes. We need zombies because they are, after a manner of speaking, relatively fresh. 5. Another hypothesis is that zombie films are more common when the U.S. faces war or societal upheaval. My assistant Una, showing the fanatical devotion to precision that’s the hallmark of her work, has charted 492 zombie films by year of release from 1910 to the present: she finds modest annual production till a spike of 15 zombie flicks in 1973, followed by fluctuating but generally fairly high output till 2003, at which point zombie filmmaking went through the roof. The 1973 jump coincides with Watergate, and I suppose 2003 might be a delayed reaction to 9/11, but more precisely it’s the year we invaded Iraq. Was there ever a time when we were more desperately in need of brains? We at the Straight Dope know damn well what the zombie apocalypse is a metaphor for: the tsunami of ignorance that’s threatened to overwhelm us since—well, maybe it’s just coincidence, but I got started in 1973 too. Will we be able to hold off the shuffling dimwits? Reading news accounts of, say, the budget crisis, where you have an unfortunate conjunction of the brainless plus the spineless, you have to think: this doesn’t look promising. But I tell myself: light always chases out the dark.

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News oF the weiRD Holy Handguns One of the many decisions greeting Pope Francis, as Salon.com pointed out, is whether to officially recognize a Patron Saint of Handgunners -- as urged by a U.S. organization of activists for more than 20 years. According to legend, St. Gabriel Possenti rescued an Italian village from a small band of pillagers (and perhaps rapists) in the 19th century by shooting at a lizard in the road, killing it with one shot, which supposedly so terrified the bandits that they fled. No humans were harmed, activists now point out, signifying the handgun was obviously a force for good. The head of the St. Gabriel Possenti Society has noted that, however far-fetched the “lizard incident” may be, it was rarely questioned until U.S. anti-gun activists gained strength in the 1980s.

Can’t Possibly Be True • Though Americans may feel safe that the Food and Drug Administration approves a drug only for certain specific uses, the U.S. Court of Appeals in New York ruled in December that drug company salespeople have a First Amendment right to claim that drugs approved for only one use can be marketed for nonapproved uses, as well. Doctors and bioethicists seemed outraged, according to the Los Angeles Times, generally agreeing with a University of Minnesota professor who called the decision “a complete disgrace. What this basically does is destroy drug regulation in

the United States.” In February, the North Carolina House • Denials of disability allowances in of Representatives Rules Committee the town of Basildon, England, near took the unusual step of pre-emptively London, are handled at the Acorn burying a bill to legalize prescription House courthouse, on the fourth floor, marijuana (which 18 states so far have where afflicted people who believe embraced). WRAL-TV (Raleighthey were wrongly rejected for benefits Durham) reported Rep. Paul Stam’s must present their appeals. However, in explanation: Committee members were November, zealous government safety hearing from so many patients and wardens, concerned about other constituents (via fire-escape dangers, closed phone calls and emails) off the fourth floor to about the importance wheelchair-using people. of medical marijuana Asked one woman, turned to them that the repreAh, too bAd away in early February, sentatives were feeling thAt cArtoon “Why are they holding dis“harassed.” didn’t run ability tribunals in a buildlAst week Inexplicable ing disabled people aren’t allowed in?” (In February, • Two teachers and full access resumed.) three student teachers at • Among the helpa Windsor, Ontario, eleful civic classes the city mentary school somegovernment in Oakland, how thought it would Calif., set up earlier this be a neat prank on year for its residents was their eighth-graders to one on how to pick locks make them think their (supposedly to assist peoclass trip would be to ple who had accidentally Florida’s Disney World, locked themselves out of and they created a video their homes), and lock-picking kits and PowerPoint presentation previewwere even offered for sale after class. ing the excursion. The kids’ exhilaraSome residents were aghast, as the city tion lasted only a few days, when they had seen burglaries increase by 40 perwere informed that plans had changed cent in 2012. Asked one complainer, and that they would instead be visiting “What’s next? The fundamentals of a local bowling alley. Furthermore, the armed robbery?” (In February, Mayor teachers captured the students’ shock Jean Quan apologized and canceled the on video, presumably to repeatedly reclass.) enjoy their prank. (When the principal • We Must Kill This Legislation found out, she apologized, disciplined Because Too Many People Are for It: the teachers, and arranged a class trip

to Niagara Falls.) • Solutions to Non-Problems: (1) Illinois state Rep. Luis Arroyo introduced a bill in March that would ban the state’s restaurants from serving lion meat. (2) Georgia state Rep. Jay Neal introduced legislation in February to ban the implantation of a human embryo into a nonhuman. Rep. Neal told the Associated Press that this has been a hot issue in “other states.”

Unclear on the Concept • Imprisoned British computer hacker Nicholas Webber, 21, serving time for computer fraud, hacked into the mainframe at his London prison after officials allowed him to take a computer class. Like most prisons, the Isis facility attempts to rehabilitate inmates with classes to inspire new careers, but apparently no one made the connection between the class and Webber’s crime. (One prison staff member involved in the class was fired.) • Dustin Coyle, 34, was charged with domestic abuse in Oklahoma City in January, but it was hardly his fault, he told police. His ex-girlfriend accused him (after she broke up with him) of swiping her cat and then roughing it up, punching her, elbowing her and sexually assaulting her. Coyle later lamented to police that she and he were supposed to get married, but for some reason she changed her mind. “If she would just marry me, that would solve everything,” but, according to the police report, he would settle for her being his girlfriend again -- or a one-night stand.


Gary Ericcson, 46, was distraught in January at being charged with animal cruelty in shooting to death his beloved pet snake. He told the Charlotte Observer that he is not guilty, as the dear thing had already passed away and that he shot it only “to get the gas out” so that other animals would not dig it up after he buried it. He said he was so despondent (fearing that a conviction will prevent him from being allowed to have even dogs and cats) that in frustration he had shot up and destroyed a large cabinet that housed his Dale Earnhardt collectibles.

discrimination because her job was quickly offered to the next-most-qualified candidate -- James’ fiance, who was openly cohabiting with James all along and is the baby’s father. (2) In a Philadelphia courtroom in February, alleged assault victim John Huttick was on the witness stand tearfully describing how miserable his life has become since he lost his left eye in a barroom fight with the defendant. Right then, however, his prosthetic eye fell out. The judge, certain that it was an accident, quickly declared a mistrial (especially since two jurors, seated a few feet away, appeared sickened).

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Readers’ Choice (1) Teri James, 29, filed a lawsuit recently in San Diego against San Diego Christian College because it fired her for being pregnant and unmarried -- a violation of specific employee rules. She said the firing was obviously illegal gender

Among the Americans (all males, as usual) who accidentally shot themselves recently: A 19-year-old man, with the AR-15 assault weapon he had just stolen (Independence, Ore., March)*. An angler, shooting salmon (Thurston County, Wash., October). An 18-year-old man, shot in the “groin” while cleaning his gun (Port St. Lucie, Fla., September). A 59-year-old poor-multitasker, who tripped and fell holding his shotgun while talking on the phone to his girlfriend (St. Matthews, S.C., September)*. A police officer serving an arrest warrant (shot in the buttocks) (Mercer Island, Wash., November). A 54-year-old man at a gun show, mistaken about whether his gun was loaded) (Des Moines, Iowa, January). A 22-year-old man, showing off and flummoxed by whether a bullet was still in the chamber (Stamford, Conn., September)*. cS By chUck shePheRD UNiveRsal PRess syNDicate

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Record reviews: Emmy, Rodney and Townes Old Yellow Moon

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell Nonesuch Records

I have loved and followed these two exceptionally talented artists for nearly 40 years; virtually the entire length of their careers, from the first recorded note. Emmylou Harris, of course, is a singular interpreter of popular song. From her earliest days as a pioneer in the merging of country, rock ‘n’ roll and folk music, to her later sonic excursions with Daniel Lanois and others, she has constantly raised the bar not just for women in music, but for musicians in music. Rodney Crowell is, in my opinion, one of America’s greatest living songwriters. I respect him so much for turning away from an incredibly successful run as a maker of straight-ahead country hits, because he found fame and fortune to be soul-sucking, and going back to writing concise, quirky, brilliantly-worded (but decidedly non-commercial) music. Although Crowell was a key member of Harris’ 1970s Hot Band, and they’ve appeared on each other’s records often over the years, Old Yellow Moon is their first total collaboration. The album was produced by Brian Ahern, Harris’ ex-husband and the man who, with Pieces of the Sky, Luxury Liner, Blue Kentucky Girl and a half-dozen more, helped Emmy forge a sound that changed forever the way people hear country music. Ahern also produced Ain’t Living Long Like This, Crowell’s 1978 solo debut and one of the cornerstone records in my collection at home. I’m disappointed in this album. Not because it isn’t great to hear Emmy and Rodney singing harmony together, not because Crowell’s original songs (and the carefully-chosen covers) aren’t up to snuff (although I find it odd that Roger Miller’s swinging “Invitation to the Blues” is the only song that I keep coming back to). Ahern’s production is note-perfect; the record sounds clean, sleek and utterly faultless. But that’s the problem, I think: He’s relied too heavily on his classic production style, which was innovative and thrilling in the ‘70s, but gives Old Yellow Moon a stale and dated feel. Many of the songs deal with aging and the inevitable passage of time, but the sound of the record tries very hard to ape the good ole days. It’s jarring and uncomfortable. I’m looking forward to seeing Emmy and Rodney at their April 3 Savannah Music Festival show — they’ve got a million-song-deep well from which to draw — but I find Old Yellow Moon to be, well, rather dull. That’s something I never thought I’d say about music from these two longtime favorites of mine.

Sunshine Boy

Townes Van Zandt Omnivore Recordings

For most people, the legend of Townes Van Zandt began with his death, at age 52, on New Year’s Day 1997. In the intervening years, the Texas singer/songwriter has become a godlike figure to a new generation of guitar-playing poets who relate not only to the dark, complex simplicity of his lyrics, but to the hardscrabble lifestyle that dogged him and ultimately brought him down. While he was around, though, Townes never had any commercial success — expect for other artists’ interpretations of songs like “Pancho and Lefty” and “If I Needed You” — and his fan club was limited to a cultlike circle who could see beyond his badly-made recordings and appreciate him for what he was, a brilliant if troubled artist. Townes, God rest his soul, wasn’t much of a singer. He was never going to get a hit. And the older he got, the more mired in drugs and alcohol he became, and that sort of thing takes its toll. Sunshine Boy is a remarkable set of never-before released outtakes from Van Zandt’s early 1970s album sessions; here they are without the cheesy overdubs and wrenchingly ham-handed production that doomed him to the cutout bins. The real gem here is the second disc, consisting of 12 demos — mostly just Townes and his guitar, in the studio. If only these versions of such breathtaking, heartbreaking songs as “To Live is to Fly,” “Greensboro Woman,” “Mr. Mudd & Mr. Gold” and “You Are Not Needed Now” had been available to us when Townes was young and (relatively) healthy. Here, he is a soulful troubadour, whose lonesome honk of a voice gives unadorned weight to these indelibly-crafted words. I spent several hours at Townes’ Nashville home one summer morning in 1996, just a few months before he died. I was writing a book about Texas folksingers with our mutual friend Susanna Clark; she brought me to Townes and introduced us. What I remember about the encounter — we talked on tape, for the book project — was a slight, graying man with a lined face, and deep brown eyes that seemed to bore through you. He was gracious and funny and appreciated that my surname was Dutch in origin, like his. He said we were both “Black Dutch.” Around 10 a.m., Townes started drinking vodka from a one-gallon plastic jug. He began to weep as he read us some new lyrics he was working on. By 10:30 he was inconsolable, and unable to talk, and we quietly took our leave. I had never seen alcoholism so strongly manifested before my eyes. A few months later, he was dead. We never finished the book. It was right around that time I discovered his aching, gut-wrenchingly beautiful song “Tecumseh Valley,” and I thought back: Had I been in the presence of greatness that day? cS


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8 p.m. Friday, March 22, Johnny Mercer Theatre

Every year, there’s some grumbling about the lack of “stars” in the Savannah Music Festival schedule. And every year, we’re reminded that this 18-day event isn’t about big-name celebrities and pyrotechnical stage shows. It’s about good music, great music, in a colorful cross-section of its wonderful styles and forms. The 2013 SMF, March 20-April 6, features some of the finest jazz, acoustic, blues and classical musicians in the world. And more! You can dance, if you so choose, to bayou zydeco, you can luxuriate in the sound of a first-class symphony, and you can hear the best mandolin and banjo players you’ll ever hear in your life. These aren’t the sort of artists that sell out the 02 Arena, make Perez Hilton swoon or crash the download server over at iTunes Central. No, the Savannah Music Festival is exactly what the name implies — the very best, played (and sung) by the very best. Ten years into its existence, it’s as much a part of what makes our city special as the downtown squares, the presence of SCAD and the comfy green tourist blanket of St. Patrick’s Day. Beginning this week, we’ll be spotlighting many of the 2013 performers with interviews and profiles. See connectsavannah.com for artist videos and more, and savannahmusicfestival.org for ticket information, schedules and all sorts of extracurricular goodies.

Virginia-born Chris “Critter” Fuqua and Ketch Secor are the co-founders and main songwriters for Old Crow Medicine Show, perhaps the most popular old-time string band in America at the moment. Old Crow makes electrifying, cleanly-picked folk, bluegrass, jug band music, the sort of stuff that’s trickled naturally out of the Shenandoah Valley for generations. They weren’t, however, born banjo-picking hillbilly babies, the sons of jug-blowing hillbilly parents. “We grew up in the South, but we didn’t grow up on the back porch in the holler,” the 35-year-old Fuqua explains. “We were smoking cigarettes and going to record stores.” Fuqua, who plays clawhammer banjo and acoustic guitar in Old Crow, elaborates: “The first band that I loved was Guns N Roses, and about the time we were in middle school, Ketch and I were listening to Nirvana, the Pixies, Dead Milkmen, all kinds of stuff. There was a big punk rock scene out of Richmond about that time, early ‘90s. And in high school, we’d just go watch the punk bands from Richmond play. “I remember when Nevermind came out,” he says with a laugh. “I had a little cassette player, and I listened to it over and over and over. It was the coolest album I’d ever heard.” So what changed? “Ketch and I started going back in time. He started playing the banjo, and I started playing the blues. We realized that the energy and the passion of this kind of music is not really different from punk rock. It’s just different instrumentation.


daughter brought her dad to hear them as they busked — something they used to do a lot o f— on a North Carolina street corner. Impressed, Watson invited the band to perform at the 2000 Merlefest. In 2007, Fuqua took a mandatory hiatus in which he “got sober” (his words) and went to college. He stayed in school for three years, getting within waving distance of a degree in English. “I thought that my music days were ended, but that was not true,” he explains, then laughs: “It’s like the Mob — they pull you back in.” Before re-joining the band, Fuqua embarked on a short, two-man, test-the-waters tour with Secor. “I hadn’t played in years,” he explains, “so I had to practice remembering my own songs that I wrote. I remember buying a couple songs off of i-Tunes because I didn’t have them, and I needed to remember the arrangements that we had on the albums.” Old-time music may not be old school for much longer. The circle will be unbroken. “I first heard Old Crow’s music when I was, like, 16, 17, and that really got me into, like, folk music, bluegrass,” says Marcus Mumford. “I mean, I’d listened to a lot of Dylan, but I hadn’t really ventured into the country world so much. So Old Crow were the band that made me fall in love with country music.” For Critter Fuqua, there are no sea changes in music, just an ongoing organic process. New blood, after all, circulates. “There’s so many great banjo players in Nashville, and in the country, that could play rings around me,” he says. “I play clawhammer; I’m not that good. I’m good at what I do in the band, you know, but I think us together, we just play our music and our instruments with such heart. We love to do it and it shows. “Half of it’s performance. We love putting on a show. It’s not just getting onstage and pickin’ your instrument. We like the shtick. It’s fun.” See crowmedicine.com

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“If you look into James Brown, look into Otis Redding, look into Sam Cooke, and you look into me, we’re all in that same aura,” R&B singer Bradley told Connect in November. “That’s where I’m at. And I never know how deep my depths can go, but I know I’m seeking my depths more deeper and deeper to find deeper love, deeper who I am, and deeper understanding of life and humanity.” Florida-born Bradley survived a tough early life to become an incredibly popular entertainer. For a long time, he and his band traveled as a James Brown tribute act (Bradley was known as Black Velvet). Daptone Records snapped him up and convinced him to focus on original music, and that’s when Black Velvet became “The Screaming Eagle of Soul.” His second album, Victim of Love, drops the first week of April — and Bradley’s in hot demand as the singing, shouting, sweating, dancing, electrifying soul man to beat. See thecharlesbradley.com continues on p. 32

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“The energy that we loved about Nirvana, and the unique songwriting and the real personal aspect of it, we were like ‘We can apply this to banjos and fiddles, and write traditional songs that have a relevant edge.’ It was a real organic process, it wasn’t even a conscious decision.” “Wagon Wheel,” written by Secor from an unfinished Bob Dylan song he heard on a bootleg (Secor and Dylan share songwriting credits), has become Old Crow’s signature tune. In 2011, the single was certified gold. Although it has a decidedly retro look and sound, Old Crow is far from an animatronic museum piece. Like Mumford & Sons (with whom the band has toured extensively), the Avett Brothers and the Lumineers, these guys have pumped new blood into an old art form and given it lungs full of fresh air. A big part of Old Crow’s appeal is the vocal harmonies. They’re Eagles harmonies, Poco, Pure Prairie League harmonies, spot-on and shiver-inducing. All of which trickled down from the Louvin Brothers, the Every Brothers and Bill Monroe. Not surprisingly, the reigning luminaries of the revivalist old guard have embraced the band — they’ve worked with Gillian Welch, David Rawlings, Emmylou Harris, Merle Haggard and other first-rankers, and are frequent guest performers at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Garrison Keillor insists Old Crow is one of the best bands he’s ever had on A Prairie Home Companion. “We were onstage at the Opry the other night,” Fuqua says, “and Ricky Skaggs introduced us. He was playing with us, and I looked over and thought ‘That’s pretty cool.’ We did a lot of work last year with Woody Guthrie stuff, and we were invited to the Kennedy Center by his daughter. Stuff like that. It’s great to be onstage with these people. “And it’s funny, I really have a pretty normal life, which is great. I can go anywhere I want; I’m not famous-famous, which is nice.” Old Crow got its kick-start in 1999, when Doc Watson’s

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Daniel Hope Catching up in 2013 with the festival’s Associate Artistic Director

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32 It was Savannah Music Festival executive director Rob Gibson who gave us Hope. British violin virtuoso Daniel Hope was brought in, at Gibson’s invite, to be the festival’s associate artistic director when Gibson took the reins of the event a decade ago. Hope’s been a crucial cog in the SMF machine ever since, bringing in world-class musicians, year after year, to play some of the finest classical music of the past, present and future. Often in configurations (the musicians) and arrangements (the music) organized exclusively for Savannah. A resident of Vienna, the unstoppable 39-year-old is one of the busiest artists on the classical circuit; in addition to constant performances with the world’s major symphonies, he’s artistic director of Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, a German music festival, and has just released the album Spheres. According to his official site it consists of “repertoire celebrating the idea, first brought forward by Pythagoras, that planetary movement creates its own kind of music.” Among his greatest achievements, Hope believes, is the 2003 project Forbidden Music, consisting of symphonic works by Czech composers who were later murdered in Nazi concentration camps. Hope and his colleagues performed Forbidden Music at the 2010 Savannah Music Festival. On Spheres, you’ve recorded works by five extremely contemporary composers. Is this a concerted effort to “shake the dust off ” classical music — to show people that wonderful things are still being composed — or simply a matter of your liking their works and wanting to share them? Daniel Hope: It’s a combination of many things. I specifically looked for composers whom I thought could give us a special vision of ‘otherworldly” sounds. Classical music may be 500 years old, but I don’t believe there is anything old or dusty about it. Some of the earliest works on the album, for example by Bach and Von Westhoff, are as modern as the pieces written today. That just goes to show how things evolve and revolve in our world.

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people spoke of “music of the spheres”, ghostly sounds that were long thought to have been created by the planetary bodies brushing past each other. I’ve been fascinated for a long time by this idea of “spherical music” and by the philosophers, mathematicians and musicians who expounded their theory of musical universalis over the centuries. In this album my idea was to bring together music and time, including works by composers from different centuries who might perhaps not always be found in the same “galaxy” but yet are united by the age-old question: is there anything out there? 

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 Tell me about the Max Richter/Vivaldi project. Why was that appealing to you? Daniel Hope: As a violinist one knows, loves and plays The Four Seasons all one’s life. When Max Richter first approached me and said he wanted to recompose them, I asked him what was wrong with the original? Nothing, he responded! On the contrary, Max loved the original just as much as I did. But he felt that we had been bombarded by it for decades, not just on the podium but in commercials, elevators and even on hold on the phone. His wish was to reframe it, in a sense to revisit this masterpiece and to rejuvenate it. Not only did I find myself fascinated by Max’s new vision, it also allowed me to fall in love with the original all over again. Isn’t there a danger in playing it safe in classical music, that you’ll eventually run out of old things to play and start repeating yourself? Are projects like the above how you fight that? Daniel Hope: Playing it safe in music is not an option for me. We are lucky to have “conversations” with the greatest composers in the world every day. They remind us of our place, and how their music can inspire us in so many ways. And how it keeps changing, every time we play it.  Was Forbidden Music one of the most satisfying projects you’ve done? I ask because I suspect it was. Are you still performing it? Daniel Hope: Keeping Forbidden Music alive has indeed been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. I am particularly thrilled that my great friend and colleague, Anne Sofie von Otter, with whom I toured the world performing music from Theresienstadt, will be joining us this year in Savannah. In fact we have just completed a television film together about the Theresienstadt concentration camp. It was my idea to make a documentary which told the story of the camp through the eyes of two survivor musicians: the London-based classical pianist, Alice-Herz Sommer (109) and Coco Schumann, the jazz guitarist (88 and living in Berlin). Alice gave me an interview in London and Coco took me back to Theresienstadt. The film also contains a live concert of the music from Theresienstadt filmed in Munich last year.  On to the Savannah Music Festival. Ten years on, how has this experience changed for you? Is programming it a welcome challenge?

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trumpeter in his “cool” period. Jamal is still the undisputed king of jazz piano (he prefers to call it “American Classical Music”). At his Savannah Music Festival performance, he’ll be accompanied by drummer Herlin Riley and bassist Reginald Veal. He may be 82, but he hasn’t stopped — or even slowed down. In 2013, no one can make music like Ahmad Jamal. Not even close.

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You’ve often cited the great Erroll Garner as a major influence. Why? Ahmad Jamal: There are some pockets that produce phenomena; Pittsburgh is one of them. Earl went to the same elementary school and high school as me in Pittsburgh. I’m influenced by Erroll because he was an orchestra within himself. Still remains so. Incredible. He’s just as refreshing today as he was yesteryear, or whatever you want to call it. Although I couldn’t see him as a kid; he had all the best jobs in Pittsburgh, but we couldn’t go into those places. He’s my biggest influence, along with Art Tatum, who I met when I was 14 years old. And Duke Ellington. Pittsburgh people are unique, be it George Benson or Stanley Turrentine or Kenny Clark or Art Blakey or Earl Hines. Who writes likes Billy Strayhorn? Nobody. We’re all from the same town but we’re stylistically different. No one plays saxophone like Stanley Turrentine. Your music is famous for the creative use of space, for what’s not played as much as what is. For me, a great trio is like three people breathing together, sharing that space as one. Was this something that developed over time?

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Ahmad Jamal: I’ve been playing a long time, since I was 3 years old. And when you have lived and worked and been up and down as many years as I have, you’re going to come up with something by the grace of God. So it’s a gift, it’s all I can tell you. It’s a gift and I’m grateful for that. I’m thankful to be raised in a town that produced such phenomenal people. My two biggest influences are my mother and my hometown. So that’s why I play like I do. There are different things that go into a recipe, and different things that go into a performance. The hall itself is a factor. Even without the people in it. And when the people are in it, that becomes another factor. But the main thing that goes into it is your years of experience. Learning how to cope with all the things that you have to have at your disposal in order to have a wonderful time. That’s number one — I want to have a good time when I perform. And if I have a good time, one or two people in the audience are gonna have a good time. Does the way you improvise change day by day, song by song, depending on how bright or dark you feel?

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3 p.m Saturday, March 23, Trustees Theater Miles Davis once famously said that he’d learned a lot from listening to Ahmad Jamal. Then again, Miles said a lot of things, some of them rambling and incoherent, which are best forgotten by history. But there’s no escaping the obvious fact that Jamal’s spare, sleek and dynamic piano playing had an enormous effect on Davis’ music in the pivotal 1950s; Jamal’s “concept of space, his lightness of touch, his understatement” (as Davis said in his autobiography) directly influenced the great

Ahmad Jamal: No, improvisation is not an accident. That’s an acquired skill. All musicians improvise. All of them, Mozart, Beethoven, Duke, Art Tatum, all of us improvise. Some things, if we think they’re important enough, we commit to paper. But improvisation is acquired — you can’t just jump up and do it. It takes many, many years. It’s not spontaneous. Every day is another discovery. And when you stop discovering, that’s when you’re dead, as far as I’m concerned. There’s nothing new under the sun, as they say. What is new to us is when we discover these wonderful things that are already here. We are only receiving vessels. We don’t create. We can’t create. What we do is reflect creativity. I don’t care if you’re a doctor, a lawyer or an Indian chief, it doesn’t make any difference. That’s what improvisation is, and so every time I go on the stage, it’s a new discovery. People ask me, do you get tired of playing “Poinciana”? It’s a baby compared to Mozart. But I still find joy, and I find new things every time I play it. So discovery — that’s the key.” See ahmadjamal.net


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Play and Play: Bill t. Jones/ Arnie Zane Dance company

Tony-winning choreographer Bill T. Jones was the recipient of a Kennedy Center honor in 2010. Among Jones’ many gifts, raved the Washington Post: “Pungent, purposeful character development, compelling storytelling and pure-dance interludes of slippery and often deeply romantic choreography.” The New York company, now in its 30th year, is entrenched in the front line of contemporary dance as a living, breathing thing, an art that’s continuously growing, challenging and looking forward. Performed with live musicians, Play and Play applies Jones’ choreography to compositions by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mozart and/or Schubert. This year’s repertory includes D-Man in the Waters, a joyful tour de force danced by the choreographer himself, as well as Story, one of Jones’s first new repertory works in over a decade.

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Jane Monheit/ Jennifer Sheehan

At 4 and 6:30 p.m. March 24, 5 and 7:30 p.m. March 25 and 26 She’s been one of America’s best-loved jazz vocalists for the better part of a decade, but Jane Monheit — she of the sexy, smoky and utterly unique contralto — has a new focus. His name is Jack, and he’s 5 years old. “As soon as you have children, your work becomes the second most important thing,” Monheit says. “My career was my entire existence, and working up to my career was my entire existence throughout my childhood. So it was everything — everything was singing and music.” Not that Monheit, who’ll perform with her trio, cabaret-style, for six Savannah Music Festival shows, has put her God-given gift out to pasture. On the contrary, she’s just released The Heart of the Matter, her 11th album. It’s a lush and lovely record, juxtaposing torch songs and straight-ahead jazz with sweet interpretations of pop ballads (“Golden Slumbers,” “Until It’s Time For You to Go”) and a dream-samba interpretation of the Sesame Street chestnut “Sing.” “Now I’m able to enjoy it more because I don’t take it so seriously,” Monheit explains, adding that — should you think otherwise — she isn’t just cutting lullabies for her son. “I’m not afraid to speak my mind about things. I’m not afraid to just be

who I really am, onstage and in the press and everything. Because it’s not the utter, be-and and end-all, focus of existence any more.” As for “Sing,” which was a long-ago hit for the Carpenters, “I’ve always wanted to record that. I’ve loved the Lena Horne version of that since I was a little kid. I didn’t do it for a million years; I’m not sure why I just waited and waited and waited, I was too worried, probably, about what people would think. “And now, I’m 35 and I’ve had a baby, and I don’t care — I will sing what I want to!” A brilliant scat vocalist, Monheit says her live shows “tend to be a little more straight-ahead, just because that’s what we happen to do live. The records are always a little different from the stage.” At the SMF concerts, she and her band will play their set after an opening set from cabaret singer Jennifer Sheehan, whom Monheit has never met. Stripped of their string and woodwind arrangements, songs from The Heart of the Matter and Monheit’s previous, pop-tinged album Home, will be performed in the jazz-trio format. Several of them began as live, onstage numbers anyway, and were then orchestrated in the studio. Pure, unadulterated honesty has become Jane Monheit’s calling card. She explains how she chooses what she wants to record and perform: “Most of the time they come to me naturally over time, and I’ll have a list going in my phone,” Monheit says. “But it all has to be really natural. “I don’t like learning new music for a record. That doesn’t feel honest to me. If I’m coming in as someone’s sideman, absolutely, but if it’s my own record and I’m sitting down learning a bunch of new songs that I didn’t already know, that’s a little strange.” cS See janemonheitonline.com


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the 2013 Savannah Music Festival

we’ll keep you wellinformed for all 18 musical days. For your planning pleasure, here’s the full lineup, day by day, concert by concert ...

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March 20/Wednesday cameron carpenter, organ: $25 7 p.m.

christ church, 28 bull St.

March 21/Thursday Della Mae: A one-hour bluegrass con-

cert - just right for lunch break. $15 12:30 p.m. charles h. morris center, 10 east broad St.

Della Mae/ steep canyon Rangers: A

bluegrass double bill. 5:30 and 8 p.m. shows are sold out. charles h. morris center, 10 e. broad St.

Daniel hope & Friends with anne sofie von otter: brahms & beethoven.

lil’ wayne

daniel hope introduces acclaimed Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von otter to Savannah. $62 6 p.m. congregation mickve israel, 20 east gordon Street. charles Bradley & the extraordinaires —daptone records’ flagship artist

re-creates a down ‘n’ dirty 1960s soul revue. $22-$47 8 p.m. 8 p.m trustees theater, 216. e. broughton St

March 22/Friday Noon30: steep canyon Rangers: north

carolina’s Steep canyon rangers - frequent collaborators with Steve martin - are proof that traditional

bluegrass music can adapt to its times without losing its history. $15. 12:30 p.m charles h. morris center, 10 east broad St. african Blues & creole-cajun crossroads: ballaké Sissoko (African kora)

& Vincent Ségal (cello)/cedric watson & dirk powell (zydeco). $35 6 & 8:30 p.m. charles h. morris center, 10 east broad St. Daniel hope & Friends with anne sofie von otter: dvorák String Quintet in

e-flat major, op. 97, “the American” loeffler Songs from 4 poemes, op. 5 ives largo copland nocturne/hoedown $62. 6 p.m christ church, 28 bull St. Zydeco Dance Party: lil wayne & same ol’ 2 step: An SmF favorite. $30 7:15 &

9:30 p.m. Ships of the Sea museum, 41 martin luther King Jr blvd. old crow Medicine show — $22-$65 8 p.m. America’s current favorite old-time string band. Johnny mercer theatre, 301 west oglethorpe Ave. (Savannah civic center).

March 23/Saturday Noon30: Ballaké sissoko & vincent ségal: $20 12:30 p.m. charles h. morris

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roads: ballaké Sissoko (African kora)

& Vincent Ségal (cello)/cedric watson & dirk powell (zydeco). $35 6 & 8:30 p.m. charles h. morris center, 10 east broad St.

Bill t. Jones/arnie Zane Dance company Play & Play: an evening of Movement and Music: $30-$65 7:30 p.m. A leading

light in modern dance. lucas theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. ahmad Jamal: Joined by drummer

herlin riley and bassist reginald Veal, jazz piano legend Ahmad Jamal is playing some of his best music at age 83. $28-$60 3 p.m. trustees theater, 216 east broughton St.

the wood Brothers/ lera lynn: brother oliver’s nimble guitar playing and Van morrison-like vocal style with brother chris’ road-tested and soulful upright bass work. 8 p.m. Ships of the Sea museum, 41 martin luther King Jr blvd.

March 24/Sunday Bach meets Mozart: pianist Sebastian Knauer with chamber orchestra. mozart concerto no. 12 in A major, K.414/385p, bach concerto no. 1 in d minor, bwV 1052, bach concerto no. 2 in e major, bwV 1053. $57 6 p.m. trinity united methodist church, 225


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Jennifer Sheehan $40 4 & 6:30 p.m. charles h. morris center, 10 east broad St.

March 25/ Monday Music at 11: great string trios: $20 11

a.m. trinity united methodist church, 225 west president St.

aaron Diehl, Piano: A 2011 cole porter

Fellow in the Jazz of the American pianists Association, this Juilliard School graduate has been hailed by the New York Times as a “revelation.” $20 12:30 p.m. charles h. morris center, 10 east broad St. Jazz Meets cabaret: Jane monheit &

Jennifer Sheehan $40 5 & 7:30 p.m. charles h. morris center, 10 east broad St.

March 26/Tuesday aaron Diehl, Piano: A 2011 cole porter Fellow in the Jazz of the American pianists Association. $20 12:30 p.m. charles h. morris center, 10 east broad St. David Finckel & wu han: classical

performers (piano and cello) return to SmF. $62 6 p.m. trinity united methodist church, 225 west president St.

Jazz meets cabaret: Jane monheit & Jennifer Sheehan $40 5 & 7:30 p.m. charles h. morris center, 10 east broad St.

charles McPherson Quartet/ walter Blanding septet: two original ensem-

bles led by two of the most distinct saxophone voices of our era. $35 6 & 8:30 p.m. charles h. morris center, 10 east broad St.

Daniel hope & Friends with David Finckel, wu han & Patrick Messina:

mozart Sonata for piano for 4 hands in c major, K. 521. tchaikovsky piano trio in A minor, op. 50. beethoven trio for clarinet, cello & piano in bflat major, op. 11. $62 6 p.m. trinity united methodist church, 225 west president St.

charles McPherson Quartet/ walter Blanding septet: two original ensem-

bles led by two of the most distinct saxophone voices of our era. $35 6 & 8:30 p.m. charles h. morris center, 10 east broad St.

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Joy kills sorrow Jeremy Denk, Piano : $52 6 p.m. lucas

theatre, 32 Abercorn St.

Masters of Bluegrass w/J.D. crowe, Bobby hicks, Bobby osborne, Del Mccoury and Jerry Mccoury: Five leading elders

of the genre combining their talents for an evening of mountain soul. $25$55 7:30 p.m. trustees theater, 216 east broughton St. René Marie Quartet/ houston Person Quartet: Award-winning singer whose

style incorporates elements of jazz, soul, blues and gospel. $35 7 & 9:30 p.m. charles h. morris center, 10 east broad St.

March 29/Friday Noon30: aaron Diehl Quartet: Aaron

diehl, piano; warren wolf, vibraphone; david wong, bass; rodney green, drums. music by the late John lewis, founder of the modern JazzQuartet. $20 12:30 p.m. charles h. morris center, 10 east broad St. cajun Dance Party: Red stick Ramblers:

$30 7:15 & 9:30 p.m. Ships of the Sea museum, 41 mlK Jr blvd.

late night Jam: A celebration of

fine jazz Aaron diehl trio featuring wycliffe gordon and terell Stafford $20 9:30 p.m. charles h. morris center, 10 east broad St.

tab Benoit

saxophone summit/swing central Jazz Finale: $62 7 p.m. lucas theatre, 32

Abercorn St.

swing central Jazz: combo showcase:

Free and open to the public. 3:30 p.m. reynolds Square, Abercorn and St. Julian Streets.

swing central Jazz: the competition:

twelve high school bands compete for cash awards. Free and open to the public. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. lucas theatre, 32 Abercorn St.

the wailers: reggae legends, the

band originally formed in 1969 by bob marley, bunny wailer and peter tosh, plus current bassist Aston “Family man” barrett. $25-$45 9 p.m. trustees theater, 216 east broughton St.

March 30/Saturday Noon30: Marcus Roberts, piano: rob-

erts’s first complete solo recital at SmF. $35 12:30 p.m. charles h. morris center, 10 east broad St. Daniel hope and Friends: piano Quintet

masterpieces. $57 6 p.m. lucas theatre, 32 Abercorn St.

keller williams & the travelin’ Mccourys/ charlie hunter & scott amendola Duo: guitarist/songwriter williams

joins forces with the mccoury boys: ronnie (mandolin) and rob (banjo), along with fiddler Jason carter and bassist Alan bartram. $25-$55 8 p.m. trustees theater, 216 east broughton St.

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10 east broad St.

Noon30: casey Driessen, fiddle:

old-time kozmik trio/ Jerry Douglas Band: A double bill pairing 13-time

grammy-nominated fiddler mixes his signature percussive fiddle style with digital loops and effects. $15 12:30 p.m. charles h. morris center, 10 east broad St. kalichstein-laredo-Robinson trio & Miami string Quartet with Daniel hope:

this “all in the family” production features one of the most acclaimed piano trios in our time. $57 6 p.m. trinity united methodist church, 225 west president St.

the art of solo guitar: Martin taylor/ Julian lage: taylor: “the acoustic gui-

tarist of his generation” says Acoustic Guitar magazine. lage, age 24, makes his solo SmF debut. Sold out. 8 p.m charles h. morris center, 10 east broad St.

April 2/Tuesday Music at 11: Miami string Quartet: Fea-

turing SmF veterans violinist benny Kim and cellist Keith robinson. $20 11 a.m. trinity united methodist church, 225 west president St.

Noon30: old-time kozmik trio: Fiddlers bruce molsky and darol Anger, and cellist rushad eggleston, present an energetic reinvention of traditional music on acoustic instruments. $15 12:30 p.m. charles h. morris center,

Daniel hope & Friends: triumphant strings: masterworks by mozart,

Strauss and dvorak plus the world premiere of a commissioned work by composer charlotte bray. $57 6 p.m. trinity united methodist church, 225 west president St.

April 3/Wednesday Noon30: Jerry Douglas, Dobro: A rare

solo performance by dobro master Jerry douglas, a member of Alison Krauss’ union Station. $15 12:30 p.m. charles h. morris center, 10 east broad St.

the Duo: Mike Marshall & Darol anger

mandolinist mike marshall and fiddler darol Anger, icons of stringband musical prowess. $35 5 p.m. charles h. morris center, 10 east broad St.

early and late: Richard goode, piano: A

night of classical piano built around early and late works by haydn, mozart and beethoven. $62 6 p.m. trinity united methodist church, 225 west president St.

emmylou harris & Rodney crowell with Richard thompson electric trio — 12-

Fado & the soul of southern europe: the

portuguese fado singer Ana moura and her acclaimed band. 6 p.m. show is sold out. $35 9 p.m. charles h. morris center, 10 east broad St.

time grammy winning country and Americana vocalist emmylou harris with texas singer/songwriter rodney crowell and their band, plus british guitar great richard thompson and his electric trio. $35-$65 7:30 p.m. Johnny mercer theatre, 301 west oglethorpe Ave. (Savannah civic center)

March 31/Sunday Fado & the soul of southern europe: the portuguese fado singer Ana moura and her acclaimed band . 3/30, 5 p.m. show is sold out. charles h. morris center, 10 east broad St.

grammy-winning resonator guitarist Jerry douglas and his band with contemporary American string players darol Anger, bruce molsky and rushad eggleston. $35 5:30 & 8 p.m. charles h. morris center, 10 east broad St.

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April 4/Thursday Noon30: Joy kills sorrow: the boston-

based virtuoso string band. 12:30 p.m. $15. charles h. morris center, 10 east broad St.

Joy kills sorrow/the Deadly gentlemen:

double bill of critically acclaimed indie string bands. $35 at 9 p.m. (6 p.m. show is sold out. charles h. morris center, 10 east broad St. tedeschi trucks Band: the first couple of blues rock return to the SmF with their outstanding 11-member band. k. $25-$85 8:30 p.m. Johnny mercer theatre, 301 west oglethorpe Ave. (Savannah civic center) lorenza Borrani, violin: italian violin-

ist’s fifth year at SmF, this time as a soloist. $47 6 p.m. trinity united methodist church, 225 west president St.

Blues in the evening: tab Benoit/ otis taylor: cajun bluesman benoit and

denver-bred blues artist otis taylor. $35 8 p.m. Ships of the Sea museum, 41 martin luther King Jr blvd.

David grisman Folk Jazz trio & sarah Jarosz trio: mandolinist grisman (with

flatpicking guitarist/singer Jim hurst and Sam grisman on bass), and the acclaimed newcomer Jarosz, a singer/songwriter who plays mandolin, octave mandolin, clawhammer banjo and guitar. $25-$55 8 p.m. trustees theater, 216 east broughton St.

April 6/Saturday Noon30: lake street Dive: classic soul

and r&b, jazz, and british invasion from a lively brooklyn-based quartet. $15 12:30 p.m. Ships of the Sea museum, 41 martin luther King Jr blvd.

atlanta symphony orchestra with Marcus Roberts trio: A program of modern

American music, including the world premiere of a new piano concerto for jazz trio by marcus roberts. $28-$65 3 p.m. Johnny mercer theatre, 301 west oglethorpe Ave. (Savannah civic center) lee Fields & the expressions/ lake street Dive: Soulful rhythm and blues

and dance tunes of the expressions, with brooklyn’s lake Street dive, playing classic soul and r&b, jazz, and british invasion. $35 8:30 p.m. Ships of the Sea museum, 41 martin luther King Jr blvd.

acoustic Music seminar Finale: stringband spectacular: $15-$50 6 p.m.

lucas theatre, 32 Abercorn St.

For tickets: Go to savannahmusicfestival.org, or call (912) 525-5050

virtuoso greg liszt, guitarist Stash wyslouch, mandolinist dominick leslie, fiddler mike barnett and bassist Sam grisman. $15 12:30 p.m. charles h. morris center, 10 east broad St.

Blues in the afternoon: tab Benoit/ otis taylor: cajun bluesman benoit and

denver-bred blues artist otis taylor. $35 5 p.m. Ships of the Sea museum, 41 martin luther King Jr blvd.

Daniel hope & Friends: schubert octet and Beethoven septet: hope joins nine

musicians in this capstone performance for SmF’s “hope and Friends” 2013 series. $52 6 p.m. charles h. morris center, 10 east broad St.

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For Carmela Aliffi, music is an integral part of her artistic process.

artist, teacher and music lover carmela allifi explores the visual side of music in her encaustic paintings.

“I always have music on when I work. I can put on Motown and just be really happy. Sometimes it’s a movie soundtrack,” says the painter and art teacher, who is showing new work at Lulu’s Chocolate Bar March 21-April 16. Even when she’s not in her studio, Aliffi holds music near and dear, and she’s a fan of just about every genre under the sun. “Latin jazz and I’m on the floor. Country rock, I can go there, too. I have tickets for Daniel Hope this week. My tastes are pretty broad,” she grins. It makes a whole lot of sense that her favorite tunes find their way into her art, and her new show is called “Notations” for a reason. Allifi’s encaustic “compositions” involve vintage sheet music, scores from Italian instrumentals and other symphonic elements layered with beeswax and tree resin, offering a visual representation of the sounds that inspire her. “There is such an important relationship between art and music,” muses the native Savannahnian, who has spent time as an artist-in-residence in Italy, Argentina and on Ossabaw Island. “Each is striving for rhythm, balance, harmony.” That she has orchestrated “Notations” in conjunction with the Savannah Music Festival is no accident either. She chose Lulu’s for its proximity to the Ships of the Sea Museum’s North Garden, a premiere festival venue.


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“It had to be close to the music,” she nods. “And I think these pieces look great on those red brick walls.” While this is the first time the 2009 Fulbright-Hayes scholar has shown solo during the two-and-a-half-week festival, Allifi has sought to connect art with the event several times in the past, starting as far back as when it was known as “Savannah OnStage.” That first event took place in a tangled garden on Boundary Street, where Allifi and writer/green thumb Jane Fishman plotted a sculpture competition as a way to bring a visual element to what was then the city’s nascent music festival. “We totally made this thing up! We sent out all these official letters to all the area high schools and colleges telling them they could participate, and we told everyone we were going to have an opening with live music and all that,” remembers Allifi. “Hundreds of people came! It was fantastic!” More parallel “off stage” events followed. In 2009, Allifi and her cohorts in the Creative Force Artist Collective — including community icons Jerome Meadows, Betsy Cain, Matt Toole, Judy Mooney and Imke Lass — collaborated with jazz man Jody Espina on “Seeing Sounds,” a live painting and sculpting performance

set to music. At first, Espina tried to introduce the collective to “soundpainting,” in which a composer uses hand signals to elucidate movements on canvas by a group of artists. “As you can imagine, it was like herding cats,” Allifi deadpans. Nevertheless, the creatives joined the forces of art and music for a onenight event at the Black Box Theater. Centered around a 28-foot long music-themed sculpture that snaked through the space, “Seeing Sounds” was such a huge hit that the organizers of the Savannah Music Festival requested another performance at the Jepson two weeks later. Though that too was another great success, no plans were made for a visual art event the following year’s festival. Allifi went on to curate her own music-inspired show in 2011 after Creative Force had entered a dormant phase. (“I wouldn’t say it’s dead, it’s sleeping,” considers Allifi. “At any moment, that group could awaken at any moment with an amazing project.”) “ArtSounds” again took place during the Savannah Music Festival at Meadow’s Indigo Sky Community Gallery; again, live music was part of the total effect.

While this year’s “Notations” may not have audible musical accompaniment, the correlation is right there in the work. “In this show, I want to bring awareness to all the possibilities,” says Allifi, who has been teaching art at St. Vincent’s Academy since 1990 and chairs the art department. “My next task is to get things going for next year’s festival. I would really like to get the larger community interested.” Allifi would like to see visual art become a permanent part of the SMF, perhaps taking a cue from Charleston’s Spoleto Festival, which incorporates art, music, dance and other fine art performances. She says all it would take is an official nod from festival organizers, a promise from the Jepson and an invitation to local galleries to show music-themed work. “It would not take as much as it sounds like to have this all happen,” she says. “It could be an explosion. “I think that the whole town could be singing art.” cS “Notations” artist Reception when: 5:30-7:30 p.m.,thursday, march 21 where: lulu’s chocolate bar, 42 mlK blvd. info: carmelaaliffi.com

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The raucous St. Patrick’s crowds, the seemingly infinite supply of beer, and the slew of kisses — both solicited and not — can’t trump a Post-Paddy’s Brunch. Savannah has been both blessed and cursed by the growing popularity of the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Side effects include an ever-dwindling lack of parking spaces and restaurant wait times that have surely resulted in auctioning off one’s position in line to the highest paying bidder or hungriestlooking family. (Try it out, you’ll become an Insta-star next St.Paddy’s Day). Being a local means a lot of things, but on St. Patrick’s Day it means avoiding the pitfalls tourists often fall into — especially waiting, in all its forms. In order to bypass this, one needs to remember which places to avoid, plot out one’s favorite spots, or — like myself — let your group of friends choose since they’re the ones driving. The failsafe plan of allowing others to choose and chiming in only

when you disagree results in two things: 1. Having to buy the appetizers. 2. Eating at your favorite diner’s favorite diner. I’m talking Habersham Village’s The 5 Spot. One diner may arguably be just like any other, but the camaraderie of good chums, the cool-tempered climate and a little Creedence Clearwater Revival are just a few of the signs that distinguish The 5 Spot from the typical dining experience. Dining with six 20-something friends, my excursion into “ridiculosity” began before anyone was well and ready for it. Miserably attempting to stifle our laughter and guffaws — as to not disrupt the normal clientele — our group of six was a mix of conversations discussing the best potential “recovery” breakfast intertwined with regular

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team efforts of trying to accurately recount and regale one another with our personal war stories of St. Paddy’s Day 2013. Admittedly our first thoughts of the meal centered on the holy mantra of “hair of the dog that bit you,” with orders of wonderfully smooth Mimosas, a Screwdriver strong enough to invoke flashbacks of the night before and Bloody Marys holding the poignant zest of yesterday’s flavors masterfully mixed with the savory intoxicating promises of the day at hand. The clinks of forks and knives coupled with satisfied smiles, minimal talking and an audible Buffalo Springfield educating, serenading and disseminating messages of worth via speaker-box, all of it signified only one thing: A group of 20-somethings actually made a decision in a timely manner and were beyond enamored with their meals. As the party slouched a bit more into the graveyard of chicken bones, empty plates and blank stares of

satisfaction, the scene became more like a successful voodoo recovery ceremony than a Post-Paddy’s Brunch. Maybe it was the Tabasco in my Bloody Mary, the sriracha on my fries and burger, or the intoxicating environment of the 5 Spot — and my company — that left my lips tingling with spice and my mind tantalized for more. Whatever it was, one thing is clear enough: The 5 Spot is not your runof-the-mill neighborhood diner. The fusion of music, flavors and drinks has guaranteed this local joint a special place in the hearts and stomachs of at least seven 20-somethings in Savannah. cS 4430 habersham St., 912/777-3021, 5spotsavannah.com

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restaurant theme! The place will have its appeal. Tourists will love the view, the cheap beer, the access and the fairly reasonable prices. Kids obviously love the place judging by their happy little faces — it’s bright, colorful and raucous. Servers will love their jobs if the throngs all tip because it is staying slammed busy. Me? I’m probably done. There are better crab legs around town and much better beer selections.

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Joe’s crab shack has brought its steam pots and other oceanic fare to River street.

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I generally avoid giving you the skinny on big-brand, big-budget chain restaurants. But when a company like Joe’s Crab Shack stakes claim to a rare strip of waterfront property on River Street and builds a completely new building, I think you deserve a look inside. Why do I avoid a review for this category of restaurant? Two reasons: These eateries deliver a predictably consistent level of food and/or they fail to live up to the hype. Congrats to Joe’s. They fulfilled both criteria. Yeah, it’s big, offers a beautiful view of passing boat traffic and the beer is pretty cheap. It’s also loud, hasn’t kept pace with beer trends of the past five years and puts down a plate that is so dissimilar from the picture in the menu that you’ll be gob-smacked. Ms. TJ and I met friends there for dinner and settled into a nice, widow booth that overlooks the covered waterfront dining, vacant this night due to chilly weather. Service was very prompt, very accommodating and efficiently present. These young folks have been trained well. After plowing through the menu,

I settled on a Spicy Citrus Steam Pot. There are several steam pots from which to choose, each themed with a variety of seafood which almost always includes crab legs. This pot included Dungeness and Snow crab legs, boiled shrimp, sausage, new potatoes, corn on the cob and a buttery Tabasco-enriched broth. It is part of a limited specials menu that showcases food of the Gulf Coast, even though Dungeness is a Pacific Ocean crab. The pot arrived, lid clamped on tight and when the big reveal came I sat slack-jawed, strapped into my plastic bib upon which our server had penned “Crab Daddy.” Um, more like Crabby Daddy. The crab legs were on the thin side and steamed to rubbery consistency. What meat I could extract was an unfulfilling reward for the effort. The handful of shrimp was good and nicely flavored, as was the sausage. My new potatoes were left a bit too long on the prep table. Oh, did I mention that every 20 minutes or so the music comes up to a level that prohibits talking and all the servers boogie around the room for a couple of minutes? Hello, 1980’s

Zunzi’s announced on Facebook this week that they are opening a second location, a sit-down version of the popular eatery that will be located at 9 Drayton St., the former the old isaac’s location, soon to be Isaac’s on another Zunzi’s Drayton. Besides a place to sit out of the weather, the new spot will offer rooftop dining. Le Chai-Galerie du Vin and its Old World wine aficionado Christian Depken, have been ground zero for wine drinkers who revel in the classics from France, Italy and the other big European wine producing regions. Now, Christian has relocated to bigger digs and a much better street front. You’ll find him and his selection of great wines at the end of Forsyth Park, adjoining already popular destinations the Sentient Bean and Brighter Day. Congrats Christian! Fiore is the new restaurant in Sandfly brought to us by the good folks who own Bella’s Italian Café in Habersham Village. The new restaurant is currently open for dinner only in the location formerly occupied by Wright Square Café of Sandfly. They’ve done a rework of the space and crafted a menu that varies from the Bella’s favorites. cS

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installations of thread that produce visual effects and rays of spectral color. gutstein gallery, 201 e. broughton St. part of ScAd’s deFine Art.

Post-consumed: Plastic constructions — exhibit by

rachel green and harry delorme features works made from repurposed and recycled source materials. Free and open to the public. Artists’ lecture: Friday, 3/22, 4:30pm. reception: Friday, 3/22, 5-7pm. march 22-April 26. 912-651-6783. savannahga.gov/arts. city of Savannah department of cultural Affairs, 9 west henry St.

Notations (art inspired by Music) — compositions

by carmela Aliffi will open at lulu’s chocolate bar, march 21-April 16. the exhibition coincides with the Savannah music Festival. march 21-April 16. luluschocolatebar.net. march 21-April 16 lulu’s chocolate bar, 42 mlK, Jr. blvd.

Continuing antonio lopez and the world of Fashion art — curated

by Andre leon talley. An overview of the work of fashion illustrator Antonio lopez (1943-87). through may 4 ScAd museum of Art, 601 turner blvd.

the art of seating: two hundred years of american Design — using 40 chairs

which span more than two centuries of design and manufacture, this exhibition from homes, workplaces and public settings captures a

Marcus kenney: Falling animals — Kenney, renowned

exhibit by harry Delorme & Rachel green uses repurposed/recycled materials, such as the above work by Delorme, ‘Plastic River totems,’ using found plastic from McQueen’s island. artists’ talk and opening reception begins this Friday at 4:30 p.m. at gallery sPace, 9 w. henry st.

slice of Americana that parallels the arc of united States history. through may 19 telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 barnard St.

whitten, many on view for the first time. through march 31 ScAd museum of Art, 601 turner blvd.

candice Breitz: Queen (a Portrait of Madonna) —

Savannah artists:gordon rabut, mariel Zayasbazan, and lucas rager. drawings, paintings and etchings. Artists reception, Friday, march 29, 6-9 pm. through April 1 gallery espresso, 234 bull St.

story-like illustrations in watercolor and ink by Sheala bacon, paintings and wearable art by margaret clay and watercolor and photography by Xi guo. through march 31 Jewish educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St.

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kathy Miller & linda whitt smith — long time Savan-

Video artist brietz’s multichannel video installation, featuring avid italian madonna fans performing their way through madonna’s “immaculate collection” album. march 5 - July 14. through July 14 ScAd museum of Art, 601 turner blvd. contemporary Prints from hungary — An exhibition

of fine prints by eleven of hungary’s leading graphic artists. through march 31 Savannah center for Fine Art, 41 drayton St.

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chenoweth, sculptors from chattanooga, tn. indigo Sky community gallery, 915 waters Ave. Jea art gallery March exhibit — Small works and

installation celebrates color and light within the museum through site-specific wall paintings. through June 2 ScAd museum of Art, 601 turner blvd.

nah artist Kathy miller’s oil paintings and linda whitt Smith’s crystalline glazed ceramics. through march 31 gallery 209, 209 e river St.

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as a mixed media artist, returns to his photographic origins with an exhibition of black-andwhite images, his first photography show since 1998. part of deFine Art. through march 31 pinnacle gallery, 320 e liberty St.

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works from mary telfair’s collection, acquired primarily in italy during her travels abroad. through Sep. 1 Jepson center for the Arts, 207 west york St. Masqued, an exhibition of Photographs — A pho-

tography exhibition by william palmer, exploring human anonymity through the use of masks. through march 24 the butcher tattoo Studio, 19 east bay St. offering of the angels: Masterworks from the Uffizi gallery — italian renais-

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Rose line exhibit — paintings by tybee resident margie rose, aka malkah. eight small oil paintings depicting real tybee

scenes. A blend of expressionism and impressionism. Some proceeds benefit tybee island maritime Academy. through march 31 dragonfly Studios, 1204 hwy 80. othoniel — A presentation of large-scale steel and glass sculptures, and precious Stonewall, by contemporary French artist Jean-michel othoniel. through may 4. part of 2013 deFine Art. ScAd museum of Art, 601 turner blvd. Rosemarie Fiore: Firework Drawings — A selection

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sitting in savannah: telfair chairs and sofas — high-

lights telfair museums’ significant collection of chairs and sofas as functional objects and sculptural forms. Also at the owens-thomas house, 124 Abercorn St. museum admission telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 barnard St.

sojourn in an irish county: images from county Mayo —

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There’s something cheerfully stupid about thrillers like The Call, wherein a protagonist who’s seemingly as brilliant as Sherlock Holmes eventually becomes as dimwitted as Forrest Gump. In this case, that would be Jordan Turner (Halle Berry), a 911 operator who blunders in an attempt to save a young girl (Evie Thompson) from a psychopath (Michael Eklund), thereby resulting in the child’s abduction and murder. This incident still weighs heavily on Jordan six months later, when she takes another call from a teenage girl. Young Casey Welson (Abigail Breslin) has been kidnapped by the same lunatic, and Jordan stays in constant contact with her via cell phone as she tries to figure out how Casey can be saved. Missteps are kept to a minimum during the first hour of The Call, with the picture convincingly illustrating how a 911 call center might really function and honing in on Jordan’s resourcefulness in thinking of ways that Casey might be able to alert others that she’s trapped in a car trunk (the trick involving paint cans is a nice one). Eventually, though, the trio of scripters run out of ways to keep the narrative fresh and revert to tired genre conventions. The psychopath is provided some back story that comes off as forced, unconvincing and just a bit silly. The uniqueness of what’s basically a two-piece set (the 911 center and the car) gets jettisoned for the sort of underground lair that’s in the budget of all cinematic serial killers. And because she’s the top-billed star, Berry can’t just be a hero from a chair, so the movie finds a contrived way for her character

In the immortal 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz, the Scarecrow sings “If I Only Had a Brain” (“My head I’d be scratching, While my thoughts were busy hatching”), the Tin Man croons “If I Only Had a Heart” (“I’d be tender, I’d be gentle, And awful sentimental”) and the Cowardly Lion belts out “If I Only Had the Nerve” (“Yeah, it’s sad, believe me, missy, When you’re born to be a sissy”). Those three interlocking tunes might have easily served as the theme song to Oz the Great and Powerful, a portrait of plasticity that could have benefited from more intelligence in its narrative structure, more feeling in its characterizations and more courage to break away from the generic, one-size-fits-all strain of blockbuster that’s been draining studio coffers as of late. Unlike such financial bombs as John Carter, Battleship and the recent Jack the Giant Slayer, this Oz prequel will likely be a box office champion - parent company Disney is obviously hoping for grosses to match those of its 2010 offering Alice in Wonderland, Tim Burton’s occasionally magical but more often misguided reworking of a beloved fantasy franchise. The 3-D effects in Oz easily trump those in Alice (remember, that film was shot in 2-D and then converted once the 3-D craze took hold), but in most other regards, this new

picture can’t even match the modest triumphs of that overstuffed soufflé. In a nice nod to the 1939 original, this Oz opens in blackand-white, with a boxy 1.37:1 image (what was used before the widescreen era began in 1953). The setting is Kansas, and the traveling magician Oscar (James Franco), known as Oz to his friends, is busy wowing the locals with his sleight-of-hand show and wooing the ladies who catch his eye. When a circus strongman reacts with rage in the aftermath of one of his conquests, Oz elects to hightail it off the ground in his trusty air balloon, leaving behind his put-upon assistant Frank (Zach Braff). The magician gets caught in the middle of a fearsome tornado and ends up in the colorsaturated, widescreen world of Oz; there, he meets a kindly witch (Mila Kunis) who’s convinced that he’s the great wizard who’s come to save the land from the machinations of a wicked witch. Aware of his own limitations but also learning about the kingdom’s vast treasures, he pretends to be a real wizard, a claim met with suspicion from the sorceress’ equally powerful sister (Rachel Weisz). Oz sets off to kill the wicked witch, and his adventures place him in contact with a flying monkey named Finley (voiced by Braff), an animated porcelain doll called China Girl (voiced by Joey King) and yet another witch (Michelle Williams). From the 1939 chestnut to the modern stage smash Wicked, works based on the properties of author L. Frank Baum have tended to present their female characters as smart, headstrong


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women ultimately responsible for their own fates. Therefore, it’s a bit disconcerting to see how in this film, they’re all small moons orbiting around Franco’s Oz — in fact, the lothario’s base treatment of one of the witches is what fuels not only the majority of this movie but also Dorothy’s subsequent saga as well. Scripters Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire do add some clever shout-outs to the original film, but they’re all inconsequential and can’t overcome the banality of the central thrust, which involves usual tropes like mistaken identities and the need for a nuclear family. I’ve been a Sam Raimi fan ever since The Evil Dead back in the mid1980s, and he’s made me proud with such triumphs as the acclaimed thriller A Simple Plan (a movie in dire need of discovery) and the crackerjack Spider-Man trilogy. So it’s crushing to see how much the director has sold out here. Franco is not terrible in the part, but he’s not exactly inspired, either. His Oz is more off-putting than should be the case - he’s so lecherous, I expected him to start hitting on the childlike China Girl at any moment and there’s no hint of Frank Morgan, who played the Wizard in 1939, in his performance. When Ewan McGregor portrayed Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequels, he took care to adopt Alec Guinness’ careful enunciation and floating cadences to provide viewers with a recognizable throughline so they could link the two characterizations; it’s a disengaged performance that’s only slightly more grounded than his hosting stint on the Oscars. As the three witches, only Kunis is given a character that has any sort of arc, even if it isn’t a very believable one. Weisz provides some zest to a cardboard role, while Williams can’t be anything but dull in her drowsy part. As the chattering monkey Finley, Braff is made to sound more like a character from a Shrek movie, given the contemporary edge afforded his character’s dialogue. The same degree of modernity can be found in Tony Cox as the dour Munchkin, Knuck. Cox, hilarious as Billy Bob Thornton’s profane partner in Bad Santa, perpetually seems on the verge of slipping back into that movie’s character, and I half-expected to hear Muck bellow, “Oz, you stupid motherf***er!”

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especially anemic $9 million. (I’d like to think the only reason Bruce Willis’ awful A Good Day to Die Hard has earned a respectable $40 million to date is because it’s a franchise sequel; without John McClane as the hero, I expect it would have fared much worse.) Now Dwayne Johnson enters the fray with Snitch, and what’s interesting to note is that, while his fellow macho men are content to coast, the artist formerly known as The Rock actually attempts to do something different, appearing in a movie that, contrary to both expectations and popular belief, isn’t an action flick as much as a thoughtful drama peppered with a couple of requisite car chases and shootouts. Snitch is one of those movies that opens with a statement declaring it’s based on a true story – at any rate, it’s the closing comment that resonates more deeply, the widely acknowledged one that nonviolent, first–time drug offenders generally face more prison time than murderers and rapists. Snitch analyzes that dire problem in the context of a drama about a father who makes Herculean sacrifices for the sake of his son. Jason (Rafi Gavron) is a college– bound kid who initially refuses but then reluctantly agrees to hold a shipment of ecstasy for his drug–dealing friend. But when the shipment arrives at his door, the Feds swoop in and arrest him; matters become even worse when, for the sake of a reduced sentence, his pal fingers him as the real drug dealer, a lie that leads to a mandatory 10–year sentence alongside hardened criminals. His dad John (Johnson), a respected business owner, finds that the prosecuting attorney (Susan Sarandon) won’t

budge in the matter, so he offers her a deal: In exchange for reducing Jason’s sentence, John will go undercover and nab a real drug lord or two. Johnson isn’t exactly our most versatile movie star, but he does possess charisma to burn, and it’s this natural screen presence that allows us to accept him in this role. His character’s sense of frustration and outrage over what’s happening to his son is palpable.

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It’s hard to imagine anybody who’s 21 and over truly getting much out of 21 and Over, but as far as these sorts of films go, this one isn’t as aggressively stupid as some. It’s written and directed by the same guys who penned The Hangover (Jon Lucas and Scott Moore), and I actually prefer it to that often insufferable comedy.

Of course, Lucas and Moore don’t stray too far from their cinematic bread ‘n’ butter. As in The Hangover, the movie opens with a story–already–in–progress scene that quickly jumps to flashback mode to show how the current mess ensnaring the protagonists initially evolved. The plot also involves copious amounts of drinking, resultant blackouts, characters in extremely compromising positions, an important engagement that might get missed and, the biggest telltale of all, a naked Asian man who’s as uninhibited as Ron Jeremy when it comes to jiggling his buttocks and wiggling his willy. Miles Teller, whose subtle and sensitive emoting opposite Nicole Kidman in Rabbit Hole is not at all required here, and Skylar Astin, Anna Kendrick’s romantic interest in last fall’s Pitch Perfect, respectively play the immature Miller and the responsible Casey, two college kids who spring a surprise visit on their friend Jeff Chang (Justin Chon) on the day of his 21st birthday. Their intent is to take him out for a night of boozing and carousing, a bad idea considering he has an important job interview at 8 the following morning. Nevertheless, Jeff Chang (his friends never call him by just his first name) finally agrees, and it’s amusing to watch as he flashes his I.D. to bouncers who, as noted, previously always mistook him for an underage Asian girl. It’s no surprise that the bombed Jeff Chang eventually passes out, but his two buddies have no idea where he lives. His address becomes a Holy Grail of higher education, with the guys engaging in a series of campus adventures as they try to get him

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the Savannah chapter of a national organization of men and women vets of all branches of service, eras and duty stations, working to expose the costs of war and to support veterans and civilian war victims. last monday of every month, 7:30 p.m. 303-550-1158. satisfiedsav.com/. last monday of every month, 7:30 p.m Satisfied, 301 west broughton St. young Democrats

call or visit the young democrats Facebook page for more information. Free Sundays, 3:30 p.m. 423-619-7712. sentientbean.com. Sundays, 3:30 p.m the Sentient bean, 13 east park Ave.

BeneFitS Forsyth Farmers Market seeks sponsors

market sponsors invest in a healthy community and show consideration for the local economy. Sponsorship opportunities begin at $350. help keep food fresh and local. ongoing. kristen@ forsythfarmersmarket.com. forsythfarmersmarket.com. forsythfarmersmarket.com/. ongoing Forsyth Famers' market, 501 whitaker St. karma yoga class for local charities

bikram yoga Savannah has added a new weekly Karma class to raise money for local charities. mondays during the 6:30pm class. pay $5 to participate; proceeds are donated to a different local charity each month. ongoing. 912-344-1278. bikramyogasavannah.com. ongoing Market at tybee lighthouse

you name it, it's at this market, a benefit for the fund to repaint the tybee lighthouse. Sun., march 24, 10 a.m. 912-786-5801. tybeelighthouse.org/. Sun., march 24, 10 a.m tybee island lighthouse, 30 meddin Ave.

smiles for life: Benefits children's charities

through June 30, godley Station dental in pooler will provide tooth-whitening procedures benefiting the coastal children’s Advocacy center and the Smiles for life Foundation. the $209 cost is tax-deductible, as materials and services by drs. matthew Allen and tait carpenter are donated. the

children’s advocacy center provides free services to children who have been abused or witnessed violence. godley Station dental is located at 1000 towne center boulevard, bldg. 100, Suite 101, in pooler. call for appointment. $209 through June 30. 912-748-8585. through June 30 spring clean thrift sale

monies raised will support tybee charities including children's christmas party, easter egg hunt, Fresh Air home, y.m.c.A. Food pantry, and childrens Fishing tournment. legion Auxiliary cookbook will be available for purchase. Sat., march 23, 8 a.m.-noon. lizlee54@gmail.com. Sat., march 23, 8 a.m.-noon American legion post 184, 1 legion dr. two Faced

An art show by raabstract. through April 28. through April 28. tacasushi. com/. through April 28 ta ca Sushi & Japanese Fusion, 513 e oglethorpe Ave. walk for life

Annual walk raises funding for Savannah care center, a pregnancy resource center. registration begins at 8:15. Free to participate. donations encouraged. Sat., march 23, 9 a.m. savannahcarecenter@comcast.net. savannahcarecenter.org. Sat., march 23, 9 a.m daffin park, 1198 washington Ave.

cAll FOr entrieS 3-D artist sought for gallery

Seeking a 3-d artist to join this cooperative gallery. Artist must be a fulltime resident of Savannah or nearby area. work to be considered includes sculpture, glass, ceramics and wood. if interested please submit 5-10 images of your work, plus resume/cV and biography to info@kobogallery.com. ongoing. info@kobogallery.com. ongoing Kobo gallery, 33 barnard Street ,. call for Recycle artists

Seeking artists/crafters who create functional to funky artwork from 75% reclaimed material and rated “g”. recycled art--recycled jewelry, soap, leather, metal, wood, furniture, driftwood, denim, and more, for booths at the reVision Art & eco Festival on Saturday, April 20h from 9 am till 3 pm at Forsyth park. Artists may display and sell their creations. Artists may also give mini-demos throughout the day to show everyone how and why they make their art/crafts. Submit via email or call for information. Sponsored by chatham county department of public works and park Services, resource conservation education center. Forsyth park through April 12. 912-790-1647. slarnott@chathamcounty.org. through

April 12 Forsyth park, 501 whitaker St.

city seeks applications for weave a Dream initiative

weave-A-dream grant applications will be accepted through the calendar year, while funds are available. programs must be completed before december 1, 2013. Application must be submitted at least eight weeks before the start date of the project. project funding is available up to $3,500 for specific and innovative arts, cultural, or heritage programming or presentations that have a measurable, quantifiable benefit to Savannah’s diverse populations. particularly interested in proposals with a strong youth focus (under 21). All program disciplines including multi-disciplinary projects are encouraged. Applicants must be a non-profit 501-c-3 headquartered in the Savannah city limits. For more information see website. ongoing. 912-651-6417. cnorthcutt@savannahga.gov. savannahga.gov\arts). ongoing homeschool Music classes

music classes for homeschool students ages 8 - 18, and their parents. offered in guyton and Savannah. See website for details. ongoing. coastalempiremusic.com. ongoing

group forming on Fridays beginning in march. 1:30pm-3pm. based on the Artist's way by Julia cameron. contact lydia Stone, 912-656-6383 or rosesonthemove@gmail.com. ongoing. 912-656-6383. rosesonthemove@gmail. com. ongoing Beading classes

offered every weekend at perlina beadshop, 6 west State Street. check website calendar or call for info. 912441-2656. perlinabeadshop.com.

Beading classses at Bead Dreamer studio

learn jewelry-making techniques from beginner to advanced. call for class times. 912-920-6659. bead dreamer Studio, 407 east montgomery Xrds. Beginning Belly Dance classes

taught by happenstance bellydance. All skill levels and styles. private instruction available. $15 912-704-2940. happenstancebellydance@gmail.com. happenstancebellydance.wordpress. com. Anahata healing Args center, 2424 drayton St. Book study: eckhart tolle's a New earth

savannah Record Fair

A five-week study and discussion offered by lydia Stone, certified life coach. $45 registration fee plus weekly love offering thursdays, 6-7:30 p.m.. 912-656-6383. rosesonthemove@gmail. com. thursdays, 6-7:30 p.m.

vic's on the River wine label contest

offering a variety of classes and training in mixed martial arts, jui-jitsu, judo and other disciplines for children and adults. All skill levels. 525 windsor rd. 912-349-4582. ctcsavannah.com.

record collectors paradise, for buying or selling lps. call for info. through April 21. 912-525-5502. through April 21 may poetter gallery (ScAd), 342 bull St. Seeking Savannah's creative designers to design a signature wine label for Vic's on the river's new wine collection debuting later this spring. the theme for the label should represent Vic’s on the river, riverfront dining and the historic downtown. See website for details, specifications, and entry forms. Submit entries to 26 east bay Street, or via email, with completed entry form. deadline: wednesday, April 17. winner announcement wednesday, April 24. winning entry receives $500.00, dinner for two at Vic’s on the river and one case of featured wine with winning label design. through April 18. info@vicsontheriver.com. vicsontheriver.com.. vicsontheriver.com/. through April 18 Vic's on the river, 16 east river St.

clASSeS, cAMPS & WOrkSHOPS art, Music, Piano, voice coaching

coaching for all ages, beginners through advanced. classic, modern, jazz improvization and theory. Serious inquiries only. 912-961-7021 or 912667-1056. artist sacred circle

champions training center

classical and acoustic guitar instruction

Savannah classical guitar Studio offers lessons for all levels. dr. brian luckett, ph.d. in music. Starland district. guitar technique, music theory, and musicianship. Folk/rock based lessons available. no electric instruments. $25/half hour. $45/hour. brian@brianluckett.com. clay classes

Savannah clay Studio at beaulieu offers handbuilding, sculpture, and handmade tiles, basic glazing and firing. 912-351-4578. sav..claystudio@ gmail.com. coast guard auxiliary Boating classes

classes on boat handling, boating safety and navigation offered by u.S. coast guard Auxiliary. See website or call for dates. 912-897-7656. savannahaux.com.

continuing ed. courses through June 2013

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writing; beginning Sign language; five photography courses (point & Shoot, beginning and Advanced creative photography, portrait photography, Advanced photoshop); and essay writing for SAt. See website for dates/times/ fees. through June 30. 912-644-5967. jfogarty@georgiasouthern.edu. ceps. georgiasouthern.edu/conted/cesavannahmenu.html. cgc.georgiasouthern. edu/. through June 30 coastal georgia center, 305 Fahm Street. creative writing 2

For students with some experience in fiction and nonfiction storytelling. includes assigned readings, writing homework, and workshop style critiques by the instructor and classmates. covers narrative structure and scenic writing, dialogue, character, place, word choice, rhythm and pacing, and revision. mondays, 3/25-5/13. 6:30-8:30 p.m. offered by georgia Southern's continuing education program. $200 through march 25. 912-644-5967. jfogarty@georgiasouthern.edu. https://ms-eagle48. georgiasouthern.edu/wconnect/courseStatus.awp?~~13cAcce4698A. cgc. georgiasouthern.edu/. through march 25 coastal georgia center, 305 Fahm Street. DUi Prevention group

offers victim impact panels for intoxicated drivers, dui, offenders, and anyone seeking knowledge about the dangers of driving while impaired. A must see for teen drivers. meets monthly. $40/session 912-443-0410. english as second language classes

learn conversational english, comprehension, vocabulary and life communication skills. All ages. thursdays, 7:30pm, island christian church, 4601 uS highway 80 east. Free. 912-8973604. islandchristian.org. experimenting with creative art techniques

drawing, painting and printmaking; the elements of design including line, shape, size, direction, texture, tone and color; and the principles of design, including sequence, unity, proportion, emphasis, and balance. thursdays, 3/28-5/16. 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. offered by georgia Southern's continuing education program. $200 through march 28. 912-644-5967. jfogarty@ georgiasouthern.edu. https://ms-eagle48.georgiasouthern.edu/wconnect/ courseStatus.awp?~~13cAcce5083A. cgc.georgiasouthern.edu/. through march 28 coastal georgia center, 305 Fahm Street. Family law workshop

the mediation center has three workshops per month for people who do not have legal representation in a family matter: divorce, legitimation, modifications of child support, visitation, contempt. Schedule: 1st tues, 2nd mon, 4th thursday. call for times. $30 912354-6686. mediationsavannah.com. Fany's spanish/english institute

Spanish is fun. classes for adults and

| Submit your event online at connectsavannah.com children held at 15 e. montgomery crossroad. register by phone. ongoing. 912-921-4646. ongoing

Feldenkrais classes

tuesdays, 10am at park South, 7505 waters Ave, bldg. b, Suite 8, near eisenhower. mats provided. dress for moving comfortably on the floor. elaine Alexander, gcFp. $15 ongoing. 912223-7049. elaine.alexander@ymail.com. feldenkrais.com. ongoing Free Fitness Boot camp

mondays and wednesdays, 6pm at tribble park, largo & windsor rd. children welcome. Free 912-921-0667. group guitar lessons

Adults and teens only. group lessons. hands-on instruction, music theory, ear training, sight reading, ensemble playing, technique and rhythm drills. teacher tim daniel (bS in music.) $20/ week ongoing, noon. 912-897-9559. ongoing, noon ymcA whitemarsh island, 135 whitemarsh island rd. guitar, electric Bass & Double Bass lessons

instruction for all ages of beginner/ intermediate students. technique, chords, not reading, theory. learn songs and improvisation. taught two blocks from daffin park. housecalls available. First lesson half price. ongoing. 401-255-6921. a.teixeira472@gmail. com. ongoing guitar, Mandolin, or Bass guitar lessons

emphasis on theory, reading music, and improvisation. located in Ardsley park. ongoing. 912-232-5987. ongoing

housing authority Neighborhood Resource center

housing Authority of Savannah hosts classes at the neighborhood resource center. Adult literacy/ged prep: monthurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial education: 4th Fri each month, 9am-11am. basic computer training: tues & thurs, 1pm-3pm. community computer lab: mon-Fri, 3pm-4:30pm. ongoing. 912-232-4232 x115. savannahpha.com. savannahpha.com/nrc. html. ongoing neighborhood resource center, 1407 wheaton St. knitting & crochet classes

offered at the Frayed Knot, 6 w. State St. See the calendar of events on website. ongoing. 912-233-1240. thefrayedknotsav.com. ongoing learn to speak spanish

individuals or groups. Spanish-english translation and interpretation. held at the Sentient bean. An eclectic range of tools used in each session: hand-outs, music, visual recognition, conversation, interactive web media. ongoing. 912541-1337. sentientbean.com. ongoing the Sentient bean, 13 east park Ave. Music lessons--all instruments.

rody's music offers lessons for all ages on all instruments, beginners through advanced. call or email for information. ongoing. 912-352-4666. kristi@awsav. com. rodysmusic.com/. ongoing rody's music, 7700 Abercorn St. Music lessons--Multiple instruments

Savannah musicians institute offers

private instruction for all ages in guitar, ddrums, piano, bass, voice, banjo, mandolin, ukelele, flute, woodwinds. 7041 hodgson memorial dr. ongoing. 912-692-8055. smisavannah@gmail. com. ongoing

technique for different styles--opera, pop, rock, cabaret. Fridays 5:308:30pm. institute of cinematic Arts, 12 1/2 w. State St., 3rd floor. ongoing. 786-247-9923. anitraoperadiva.com. ongoing

music program for adults who played a band instrument in high school/ college and would like to play again. mondays at 6:30pm at portman's. $30 per month. All ages and ability levels welcome. call for info. ongoing. 912-354-1500. portmansmusic.com. ongoing portman's music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St.

hancock Askew & co., llp partner neville Stein, cpA, presents how to read an income Statement. Free thu., march 21, 12-1 p.m. 912-527-1337. bfierstein@hancockaskew.com. thu., march 21, 12-1 p.m hancock Askew, 100 riverview drive.

New horizons adult Band Program

Novel writing

write a novel, finish the one you've started, revise it or pursue publication. Award-winning Savannah author offers one-on-one or small group classes, mentoring, manuscript critique, ebook formatting. email for pricing and scheduling info. ongoing. pmasoninsavannah@gmail.com. ongoing Photography classes

beginner photography to post production. instruction for all levels. $20 for two-hour class. See website for complete class list. 410-251-4421. chris@ chrismorrisphotography.com. chrismorrisphotography.com. Poetry writing

A hybrid of a studio and a literature class. Students discover new voices in contemporary verse, as they polish their own work. lyrical, conceptual, and formal styles. guest poets will visit for Q&A's. wednesdays, 4/10 to 5/29, 6:30 pm-8:30pm. offered by georgia Southern's continuing education program. $200 912-651-6206. christinataylor@georgiasouthern.edu.. ceps. georgiasouthern.edu/conted/creativewriting.html. cgc.georgiasouthern.edu/. coastal georgia center, 305 Fahm Street. Reading/writing tutoring

ms. dawnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tutoring in reading, writing, and composition. remedial reading skills, help with borderline dyslexia, to grammar, term paper writing, and english as a Second language. Fun methods for children to help them learn quickly. contact: cordraywriter@ gmail.com or text or call 912-12-6607399. call for fee information. Russian language classes

learn to speak russian. All experience levels welcome, beginner to expert. call for info. ongoing. 912-713-2718. ongoing sewing classes

beginner in sewing? Starting your clothing business or clothing line? learn to sew. industry standard sewing courses designed to meet your needs in the garment industry. open schedule. Savannah Sewing Academy. 1917 bull St. ongoing. 912-290-0072. savsew. com. ongoing singing lessons with anitra opera Diva

teaching the Vaccai bel canto technique for improving vocal range and breathing capacity. A good foundation

small Business owners seminar

spanish classes

learn Spanish for life and grow your business. courses for professionals offered by conquistador Spanish language institute, llc. classes offered in a series. beginner Spanish for professionals--intro price $155 + textbook ($12.95). instructor: bertha e. hernandez, m.ed. and native speaker. meets in the Keller williams realty meeting room, 329 commercial drive. ongoing. conquistador-spanish.com. ongoing tertulia en espaĂąol at Foxy loxy

Spanish conversation table. meets second and fourth thursday of each month. 7:30pm to 9pm at Foxy loxy, 1919 bull street. come practice your Spanish, have a cafe con leche or Spanish wine, and meet nice people....All levels welcome. Free. purchase beverages and snacks. ongoing. foxyloxycafe. com/. ongoing Foxy loxy cafe, 1919 bull St. yoga for couples

A two hour class for prospective moms and their delivery partners. learn labor and delivery stages and a "toolbox" of hands-on comfort measures from a labor doula, including breathing, massage, positioning, and pressure points. bring and exercise ball. Quarterly, Saturdays 1pm-3pm at Savannah yoga center. call or email to register. $100 per couple. ongoing. 912-704-7650. douladeliveries.com. ongoing

cluBS & OrGAniZAtiOnS abeni cultural arts Dance classes

classses for multiple ages in performance dance and adult fitness dance. African, modern, ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, gospel. held at Abeni cultural Arts studio, 8400-b Abercorn St. call muriel, 912-631-3452, or darowe, 912-272-2797. ongoing. abeniculturalarts@gmail.com. ongoing adult intermediate Ballet

beginner and intermediate ballet, modern dance, barre Fusion, barre core body Sculpt, and gentle Stretch and tone. no experience needed for beginner ballet, barre, or stretch/tone. the ballet School, piccadilly Square, 10010 Abercorn. registration/fees/info online or by phone. ongoing. 912-9250903. theballetschoolsav.com. ongoing avegost laRP

live action role playing group that exists in a medieval fantasy realm. generallly meets the second weekend


Blindness and low vision: a guide to working, living, and supporting individuals with vision loss

workshops on the 3rd thursday of each month on vision losss, services, and technology available to participate in the community. And, how the community can support individuals with vision loss. orientation and mobility techniques; low Vision vs. legal blindness; Supporting people with low Vision to Achieve maximum independence; low Vision Simulator experiences; resources. Free and open to the public. ongoing. savannahcblv.org. ongoing Savannah center for the blind and low Vision, 214 drayton St. Buccaneer Region scca

local chapter of the Sports car club of America, hosting monthly solo/autocross driving events in the Savannah area. Anyone with a safe car, insurance and a valid driver's license is eligible to participate. See website. ongoing. buccaneerregion.org. ongoing Business Networking on the islands

Small business professionals islands networking group meets first thursday each month, 9:30am-10:30am. tradewinds ice cream & coffee, 107 charlotte rd. call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. ongoing chatham sailing club

meets first Friday of each month, 6:30pm at young's marina. if first Friday falls on a holiday weekend, meeting is second Friday. no boat? no sailing experience? no problem. ongoing. chathamsailing.org. ongoing young's marina, 218 wilmington island rd. Drop N circle craft Night

Sponsored by the Frayed Knot and perlina. tuesdays, 5pm-8pm. 6 w. State Street. enjoy sharing creativity with other knitters, crocheters, beaders, spinners, felters, needle pointers, etc. All levels of experience welcome. call for info. ongoing. 912-233-1240. ongoing energy healers

meets every monday at 6pm. mediation and healing with energy. discuss aromatherapy, chakra systems and more. call for info. ongoing. 912-695-2305. meetup.com/Savannahenergyhealers. ongoing exploring the american Revolution in savannah

interested in exploring the role Savannah played in the American revolution? Join like-minded people including artists, writers, teachers and historians for discussion, site exploration and creative collaboration. email Kathleen thomas at exploretherevolution@gmail.com for more info. third thursday of every month, 6 p.m. exploretherevolution@ gmail.com. galleryespresso.com/. third thursday of every month, 6 p.m gallery espresso, 234 bull St.

Freedom Network

An international, leaderless network of individuals seeking more freedom in an unfree world, via non-political methods. Savannah meetings/discussions twice monthly, thursdays, 8:30pm. topics and meeting locations vary. no politics, no religious affiliation, no dues, no fees. email for next meeting day and location. ongoing. onebornfree@yahoo.com. ongoing historic Flight savannah

A non-profit organization dedicated to sending area Korean war and wwii veterans to washington, dc to visit the wwii memorial. All expenses paid by honor Flight Savannah. honor Flight seeks contributions, and any veterans interested in a trip to washington. call for info. ongoing. 912-596-1962. honorflightsavannah.org. ongoing historic savannah chapter: aBwa

meets the second thursday of every month from 6pm-7:30pm. tubby's tank house, 2909 river drive, thunderbolt. Attendees pay for their own meals. rSVp by phone. ongoing. 912-660-8257. ongoing ink slingers writing group

A creative writing group for writers of poetry, prose, or undefinable creative ventures. based in Savannah and a little nomadic. meets two thursdays a month, 5:45pm. discussion of exercises, ideas, or already in progress pieces. Free to attend. See Facebook page savinkslingers. ongoing. ongoing Southwest chatham library, 14097 Abercorn St. island MoMsnext

For mothers of school-aged children, kindergarten through high school. Authentic community, mothering support, personal growth, practical help, and spiritual hope. First and third mondays, excluding holidays. childcare on request. A ministry of mopS international. info by phone or email. ongoing. 912-898-4344. kymmccarty@hotmail. com. mops.org. ongoing islands MoPs

A mothers of preschoolers group that meets at First baptist church of the islands, two wednesdays a month, 9:15am-11:30am. ongoing. sites. google.com/site/islandsmops. fbcislands.com/. ongoing First baptist church of the islands, 6613 Johnny mercer blvd. knitters, Needlepoint and crochet

meets every wednesday. different locations downtown. call for info. no fees. want to learn? Join us. ongoing. 912-308-6768. ongoing knittinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Night

Knit and crochet gathering held each tuesday evening, 5pm-8pm All skill levels welcome. tuesdays, 5-8 p.m. 912-238-0514. wildfibresavannah.com/. tuesdays, 5-8 p.m wild Fibre, 409 east liberty St. low country turners

A club for wood-turning enthusiasts. call Steve cook for info at number below. ongoing. 912-313-2230. ongoing

Military order of the Purple heart ladies auxiliary

meets the first Saturday of the month at 1:00pm. call for info. ongoing. 912-7864508. ongoing American legion post 184, 1 legion dr. Peacock guild--For writers and Book lovers

A literary society for bibliophiles and writers. writer's Salon meetings are first tues. and third wed. at 7:30pm at the Flannery o'connor home. book club meetings are third tues., 7:30pm. location changes each month. call or see Facebook group "peacock guild" for info. ongoing. 912-233-6014. ongoing Flannery oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;connor childhood home, 207 e. charlton Street. Philo cafe

weekly monday discussion group that meets 7:30pm - 9:00pm at various locations. Anyone craving good conversation is invited. Free to attend. email for info, or see thephilocafe on Facebook. ongoing. athenapluto@yahoo.com. ongoing Rogue Phoenix sci-Fi Fantasy club

members of Starfleet international and the Klingon Assault group meet the 1st Sunday at 4pm at 5429 laroche Ave., and the 3rd tuesday at 7:30pm at Super King buffet, 10201 Abercorn St., call or email for info. ongoing. 912-308-2094. kasak@comcast.net. roguephoenix.org. ongoing safe kids savannah

A coalition dedicated to preventing childhood injuries. meets 2nd tuesday each month, 11:30am-1:00pm. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-353-3148. safekidssavannah.org. ongoing savannah Brewers' league

meets 1st wednesday of the month, 7:30pm at moon river brewing co. call or see website for info. ongoing. 912447-0943. hdb.org. moonriverbrewing. com/. ongoing moon river brewing co., 21 west bay St. savannah authors autonomous writing group

meets 1st and 3rd tuesdays each month. prose writing, fiction and non fiction. discussion, constructive criticism, instruction, exercises and examples. location: charles brown Antiques/Fine Silver, 14 w. Jones St. All are welcome. no charge. contact Alice Vantrease via email or phone. ongoing. 912-308-3208. alicevantrease@live. com. ongoing savannah charlesfunders investment Discussion group

meets Saturdays, 8:30am to discuss stocks, bonds and better investing. contact by email for info. ongoing. charlesfund@gmail.com. panerabread. com/. ongoing panera bread (broughton St.), 1 west broughton St. savannah council, Navy league of the United states

A dinner meeting the 4th tuesday of the month at 6:00pm (except december.) location: hunter club. call John Findeis for info. ongoing. 912-748-7020.

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beginner classes tuesdays and thursdays for six weeks. $60. Some equipment provided. After completing the class, you may join the Savannah Fencing club for $5/month. experienced fencers welcome. call or email for info. ongoing. 912-429-6918. savannahfencing@aol.com. ongoing savannah go green

meets most Saturdays. green events and places. Share ways to go green each day. call for info. ongoing. 912308-6768. ongoing savannah Jaycees

meeting/info session held the 1st tuesday each month at 6pm to discuss upcoming events and provide an opportunity for those interested in joining Jaycees to learn more. must be age 21-40. Jaycees building, 101 Atlas St. ongoing. 912-353-7700. savannahjaycees.com. ongoing savannah kennel club

monthly meetings open to the public. held at logan's roadhouse, the 4th monday each month, Sept. through may. dinner: 6:pm. Speaker: 7:30pm. guest speakers each meeting. ongoing. 912-238-3170. savannahkennelclub. org. ongoing logan's roadhouse, 11301 Abercorn St. savannah Newcomers club

open to women who have lived in the Savannah area for less than two years. membership includes monthly luncheon and program. Activities, tours and events to help learn about Savannah and make new friends. ongoing. savannahnewcomersclub.com. ongoing savannah Parrot head club

beach, buffet and no dress code. check website for events calendar or send an email for parrot head gatherings. ongoing. savannahphc@yahoo.com. savannahphc.com. ongoing savannah sacred harp singers

everyone who loves to sing is invited to join Savannah Sacred harp Singers. All are welcome to participate or listen too one of America's most revered musical traditions. call or email. ongoing. 912655-0994. savannahsacredharp.com. ongoing Faith primitive baptist church, 3212 bee road. savannah sunrise Rotary club

meets thursdays from 7:30am-8:30am at the mulberry inn. ongoing. savannahsunriserotary.org. ongoing savannah toastmasters

helps improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment. mondays, 6:15pm, memorial health university medical center, conference room c. ongoing. 912-4846710. ongoing savannah writers group

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the Atlanta bread company in twelve oaks Shopping center. Free and open to the public. fourth tuesday of every month, 7 p.m. 912-572-6251. savannahwritersgroup.blogspot.com/group. atlantabread.com. fourth tuesday of every month, 7 p.m Atlanta bread company, 5500 Abercorn St. A gathering of writers of all levels for networking, hearing published guest authors, and writing critique in a friendly, supportive environment. 2nd and 4th tuesdays at 7:00pm, Atlanta bread company, twelve oaks Shopping center, 5500 Abercorn. Free and open to the public. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-572-6251. savannahwritersgroup. blogspot.com/group. ongoing seersucker live's happy hour for writers

A no-agenda gathering of Savannah's writing community. First thursdays, 5:30pm-7:30pm. Free. open to all writers, aspiring writers, or those interested in writing. 21+ with valid id. usually at Abe's on lincoln, 17 lincoln St. See website for info. ongoing. seersuckerlive.com. ongoing U.s. coast guard auxiliary Flotilla

Join the volunteer organization that assists the u.S. coast guard. meets 4th wednesday at 6pm at barnes, 5320 waters Ave. All ages welcome. prior experience/boat ownership not required. call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-598-7387. savannahaux.

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meets monthly at the American legion post 135, 1108 bull St. call James crauswell for info. ongoing. 912-9273356. ongoing

adult Ballet class

meets second tuesday each month (except october) 6:00pm, woodville-tompkins, 151 coach Joe turner St. call or email for info. ongoing. 912-232-3549. chesteraellis@comcast.net. ongoing

adult intermediate Ballet

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Beginners Belly Dance classes

instructed by nicole edge. All ages/ Skill levels welcome. Sundays, 12pm1pm. Fitness body and balance studio. 2127 1//2 e. Victory dr. $15/class or $48/hour. call or see website. ongoing. 912-596-0889. cairoonthecoast.com. ongoing

Meditation Retreat: Deep listening in challenging times

A Zen meditation retreat led by teijo munn. Friday night dharma talk. Saturday all-day sitting. held at house in the pines, Sandfly. Address given after registration. Fri: offering. Sat: $40 + offering. Fri., march 22, 7-9 p.m. and Sat., march 23, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 912655-2432. liz@neuron.com. Fri., march 22, 7-9 p.m. and Sat., march 23, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m

maxine patterson School of dance, 2212 lincoln St, offers adult ballet on thursdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm $12 per class. call for info. ongoing. 912-2348745. ongoing mondays and wednesdays, 7pm-8pm. $12/class or $90/8 classes. call for info. Academy of dance, 74 w. montgomery crossroad. ongoing. 912-9212190. ongoing lessons Sundays 1:30-3;30pm. open to the public. $3 per person. wear closed toe leather shoes if possible. doris martin dance Studio, 8511-h ferguson Ave. call or email for info. ongoing. 912-925-7416. savh_tango@yahoo.com. ongoing Beginners Belly Dancing with cybelle

For those with little-to-no dance background. instructor is formally trained, has performed for over ten years. $15/person. tues. 7pm-8pm. private classes and walk ins available. Synergistic bodies, 7724 waters Ave. ongoing. 912-414-1091. info@cybelle3. com. cybelle3.com. ongoing c.c. express Dance team

wednesdays, 6pm-8pm. clogging or tap dance experience is necessary. call claudia collier for info. ongoing. 912-748-0731. ongoing windsor Forest recreation building, windsor Forest. home cookin' cloggers

wednesdays, 6pm-8pm, nassau woods recreation building, dean Forest road. no beginner classes at this time. call claudia collier for info. ongoing. 912748-0731. ongoing irish Dance classes

glor na dare offers beginner to champion irish dance classes for ages 5 and up. Adult Step & ceili, Strength and Flexibility, non-competitive and competitive programs, workshops, camps. certified. info via email or phone. ongoing. 912-704-2052. prideofirelandga@ gmail.com. ongoing line Dancing

take down tuesdays. Jazzy Sliders Adult line dancing, every tuesday, 7:30pm-10:00pm. Free admission, cash bar. come early and learn a new dance from 7:30pm-8:30pm. ongoing. doublesnightclub.com/. ongoing doubles nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Mahogany shades of Beauty

dance classes--hip hop, modern, jazz, west African, ballet, lyrical and step. modeling and acting classes. All ages/ all levels welcome. call mahogany for info. ongoing. 912-272-8329. ongoing Modern Dance class

beginner and intermediate classes. Fridays 10am-11:15am. doris martin Studio, 7360 Skidaway rd. call elizabeth for info. ongoing. 912-354-5586. ongoing Pole Dancing classes

beginners class, wednesdays, 8pm. level ii, mondays, 8pm. $22/one class.

$70/four classes. preregistration required. learn pole dance moves and spins while getting a full body workout. pole Fitness classes monday/wednesday, 11am. nothing comes off but your shoes. call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-398-4776. fitnessbodybalance.com. ongoing Fitness body & balance personal training Studio, 2209 rowland Ave, Suite 2. salsa lessons by salsa savannah

tues. 8pm-9pm and 9pm-10pm. thur. 8pm-9pm and 9pm-10pm. Sun. 5pm6pm and 6pm-7pm. Salon de maile, 704b hodgson memorial dr., Savannah, 31406. See website for info. ongoing. salsasavannah.com. ongoing savannah Dance club

Shag, swing, cha-cha and line dancing. everyone invited. call for location, days and times. ongoing. 912-398-8784. ongoing savannah shag club

wednesdays, 7pm,at doubles lounge. Fridays, 7pm, at American legion post 36, 2309 e. Victory dr. ongoing. doublesnightclub.com/. ongoing doubles nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. savannah swing cats--swing Dancing

ongoing. doublesnightclub.com/. ongoing doubles nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Zumba & Zumba toning with anne

monday, tuesday, wednesday, 7pm8pm. $5 per class, discounts available with punch card purchase. All levels welcome. call for info. ongoing. 912596-1952. ongoing lake mayer, 1850 e. montgomery crossroads.

eventS 8th savannah tour of homes and gardens self guided home and garden tours

Self guided walking tours in historic downtown, Ardsley park, lectures, teas, luncheons, museum houses and private homes, and more. Sponsored by christ church Anglican and historic Savannah Foundation. See website for ticket prices. thu., march 21, Fri., march 22, Sat., march 23 and Sun., march 24. savannahtourofhomes.org. thu., march 21, Fri., march 22, Sat., march 23 and Sun., march 24 author appearance: James hunt

the author of restless Fires: young John muir's thousand-mile walk to the gulf in 1867-68, reads and discusses his new book on America's early environmentalist, whose journey included Savannah. Signing follows remarks. Free to attend. books available for purchase. Fri., march 22, 7 p.m. 912233-3628. thebookladybookstore.com. thebookladybookstore.com/. Fri., march 22, 7 p.m the book lady bookstore, 6 east liberty St. Book signing: Pat Branning

Autographing her cookbook Shrimp, collards & grits (recipes, stories and art from the gardens of the lowcountry). thu., march 21, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 912-236-8097. shop@davenporthousemuseum.org. davenporthousemuseum.


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At various spots around town, including green truck on wednesdays, 2:30pm6:30pm. bethesda Farmers' market on thursdays, 3:00-5:30pm. Forsyth park Farmers' market on Saturdays, 9am-1pm. Sustainable meats, organic produce, local dairy. ongoing. revivalfoods.com. greentruckpub.com. ongoing green truck pub, 2430 habersham St. Farmers' Market and Fleatique

local vendors of regionally grown produce, antiques, flea market finds on wilmington island. outdoor market or indoor booths. Free to attend. booths for rent. cents and Sensibility, 6703 Johnny mercer blvd. Saturdays, 9am-1pm. call for info. ongoing. 912-659-2900. ongoing Flannery o’connor homemade Parade and garden Party

A celebration honoring writer and Savannah native o'connor's birthday. 3pm parade events and children's events in lafayette Square. 3:30pm parade. 4pm6pm garden party at Fo'c childhood home. hats and period costume are optional. parade: Free and open to the public. garden party: $25. children $5. Sat., march 23, 3-6 p.m. 912-233-6014. flanneryoconnorhome@gmail.com. flanneryoconnorhome.org. Sat., march 23, 3-6 p.m Flannery o’connor childhood home, 207 e. charlton Street. Flannery o'connor lecture: 2013 gulfstream spring lecture series.

Award-winning South African novelist, poet and writer christopher hope on “South to South & back to back: A South African writer on Flannery o’connor” Free and open to the public. Sun., march 24, 4 p.m. flanneryoconnorhome.org/ main/home.html. Sun., march 24, 4 p.m Flannery o’connor childhood home, 207 e. charlton Street. Free income tax Preparation

city of Savannah and the chatham Savannah Asset development coalition host VitA (Volunteer income tax Assistance) sites for free income tax preparation, for residents/families with incomes less than $57,000. Sites: Savannah entrepreneurial center, 801 east gwinnett Street. moses Jackson center, 1210 richard Street. windsor Forest community center, 414 briarcliff circle. chatham county, 124 bull Street. economic opportunity Authority (eoA), 618 west Anderson Street. neighborhood improvement Association, 1816 Abercorn Street. St. Joseph’s candler hospital, 11700 middleground road. St. mary’s community center, 812 west 36th Street employment & training center of union mission, 711 east broad

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Street. chatham Savannah Authority for the homeless, 2301 bull Street (by appointment only 912-790-3400) through April 15. 912-447-5577. csadc. net. through April 15

Free self Defense training

Armstrong police department offers a self-defense training class for women. A rape Aggression defense (rAd) course that caters specifically to mothers and their daughters. rAd provides an opportunity for women to learn techniques for protecting themselves in unsafe, dangerous situations. register by march 5 via phone or email. Free and open to all women and girls. Sat., march 23, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 912-344-3085. theresa. davis@armstrong.edu. about.armstrong. edu/maps/index.html. Sat., march 23, 9 a.m.-5 p.m Armstrong Atlantic State university, 11935 Abercorn St.

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A parent and (high school) student college readiness workshop. Financial Aid, college Admissions, Financial Aid for Athletes, building a competitive transcript, understanding the pSAt, and on-line Act/SAt support. Sponsored by Savannah chatham county public School System. Free and open to the public. Sat., march 23, 9 a.m.-noon. 912-395-1243. sccpss.com. Sat., march 23, 9 a.m.-noon Savannah high School, 400 pennsylvania Ave. A parent and (high school) student college readiness workshop. Financial Aid, college ForAdmissions, Financial Aid for Athletes, building a competitive transcript, understanding the pSAt, and on-line Act/ SAt support. Sponsored by Savannah chatham county public School System. Sat., march 23, 9 a.m.-noon. 912-3951243. Sat., march 23, 9 a.m.-noon windsor Forest high School, 12419 largo dr. guided tours of the lucas theatre for the arts

learn the history of the historic lucas theatre on a 20-30 minute tour. restoration, architecture, history of the theatre and of early cinema. $4. group rates for ten or more. School trips available. no reservations needed for 10:30am, 1:30pm and 2pm. other times by appointment. call for info. ongoing. 912-525-5023. lucastheatre.com. ongoing lucas theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. irish Road Bowling

golf meets bowling in this traditional irish competition, modified for fun and fellowship. three-person teams pitch a steel ball around the 2-mile racetrack on hutchinson island. the team with the least number of throws at the end of the course wins a trophy and bragging rights and...that's all, actually. no experience necessary. on the racetrack, next to the westin. $15/advance. $20/day of event. Sat., march 23, 10 a.m. aohsavannah.com. westinsavannah.com/. Sat., march 23, 10 a.m westin Savannah harbor golf resort & Spa, 1 resort drive. lunch-N-learn: Using Facebook and linke-

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1 “Welcome Back, Kotter” star Kaplan 5 Unpleasant atmosphere 11 He hosted a reality show called “I Pity the Fool” 14 Vows sometimes rushed in comedies 15 “The Other ___ Girl” (2008 Natalie Portman movie) 16 “Star-Spangled Banner” contraction 17 Five on a dude’s foot? 19 Clay, later 20 Passover dinner 21 “Put Your Head On My Shoulder” singer Paul 22 “Kilroy Was Here” band 23 Co-star of Morgan and Baldwin 25 Chunky milkshake ingredient 27 Words before “fire” or “emergency” 32 BFFs 35 “Are we there yet?” answer, maybe 36 Time off from the group? 40 Former NHL star Robitaille 41 Thorny trees 42 Co. whose mascot is Nipper 43 The right amount to be serendipitous? 45 “Win, Lose or Draw” host Convy 46 Herb that’s also a name 47 Old-school fastener at the roller disco 49 Hit for ZZ Top 52 Bread for a reuben 53 Madcap 56 Sitcom starring a singer 59 Big name in handbags 63 Vexation 64 Ad line that caused a Muppet to answer “You bet me do!”? 66 Turn down 67 More level 68 “So Big” author Ferber 69 Nyan ___ (internet meme) 70 Nissan model 71 Awestruck response

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presented by Kyle hensel, Area director, university of georgia Small business development center at Savannah. lunch provided. please rSVp at eventbrite site listed. Free and open to the public. thu., march 21, 11:30 a.m. lnlmar21.eventbrite.com. savannah. gatech.edu. thu., march 21, 11:30 a.m georgia institute of technology, 210 technology cir. Ms. Riverview Pageant

thirteenth annual pageant at the area's only community-based non-profit nursing center. Free thu., march 21, 2 p.m. 912-354-8225. thu., march 21, 2 p.m riverview health and rehabilitation center, 6711 laroche Ave. nformational Meeting: esPlost ii construction Program

community meeting on the public school system's eSploSt ii construction program. project schedule, procurement, and project descriptions will be discussed. Free and open to the publlic. thu., march 21, 5:30 p.m. 912236-1766. sccpss.com. thu., march 21, 5:30 p.m new hampstead high School, 2451 little neck road. Reenactment of the 1913 women suffrage March

All women are invited to participate in this centennial celebration of the march 3, 1913 Suffrage march on washington that galvanized the movement to allow u.S. women to vote. Sponsored by delta Sigma theta Sorority, inc. Savannah Alumnae chapter, delta nu chapter (Savannah State university), and tau Alpha chapter (Armstrong Atlantic State university) Sat., march 23, 10 a.m. Sat., march 23, 10 a.m Forsyth park, 501 whitaker St. Robert i. strozier Faculty lecture: is our Food killing Us?

Armstrong Atlantic State univ. professor of rehabilitation sciences david lake addresses questions raised in michael pollan’s acclaimed book, “the omnivore’s dilemma,” the Armstrong common read book for the academic year. in ogeechee theatre, Student union building. Free and open to the public Fri., march 22, noon. armstrong. edu. about.armstrong.edu/maps/index. html. Fri., march 22, noon Armstrong Atlantic State university, 11935 Abercorn St. savannah storytellers

tall tales and fun times with the classic art of storytelling. every wednesday at 6pm. reservations encouraged by calling 912-349-4059. wednesdays, 6 p.m. liveoakstore.com/tubbysthunderbolt. wednesdays, 6 p.m tubby's tank house (thunderbolt), 2909 river dr. shire of Forth castle Fighter Practice

local chapter of the Society for creative Anachronism meets Saturdays at Forsyth park (south end) for fighter practice and general hanging out. For those interested in the middle Ages and the renaissance. ongoing. savannahsca.org. ongoing storycorps in spanish: historias

| Submit your event online at connectsavannah.com Armstrong's holA is partnering with Storycorps, the national project that records people's life stories. historias seeks to record the stories and preserve the voices of hispanic/latino community. call Armstrong's holA office or see Storycorps website. recording days and times are flexible. through march 29. 912-344-2652. hola@armstrong.edu. armstrong.edu. about.armstrong.edu/maps/index.html. through march 29 Armstrong Atlantic State university, 11935 Abercorn St. talking easter egg hunt

children ages 5 - 12 and their families are invited to independence for everyone (liFe), inc.'s accessible egg hunt. prizes. eggs that talk, laugh, and make noise. please rSVp. please notify liFe inc. for accesible accommodation/ alternative formats such as braille. please bring your own baskets. call for pricing Sat., march 23, 10:30-11:30 a.m. 912-920-2414. dhoward@lifecil.com. lifecil.com. Sat., march 23, 10:30-11:30 a.m l.i.F.e., inc. (living independently for everyone), 5105 paulsen Street, Suite 143-b. tea at Mrs. Davenport’s

early 19th century tea traditions come to life with this tour of the historic house museum, followed by afternoon tea with costumed interpreters. $18. reservations recommended thu., march 21, 4:30 p.m. 912-236-8097. davenporthousemuseum.org. thu., march 21, 4:30 p.m davenport house, 324 east State St. tongue open Mouth and Music show

A poetry and music open mic with an emphasis on sharing 4 minutes of new and original work. Free and open to the public. tue., march 26, 8 p.m. sentientbean.com. sentientbean.com. tue., march 26, 8 p.m the Sentient bean, 13 east park Ave.

workshop: Personal hygiene, Make Up and etiquette.

the final of three wednesday workshops in the personal well being workshop Series offered by living independence for everyone, inc. Free and open to the public. wed., march 20, 1-3 p.m. 912-920-2414. sbulloch@lifecil. com.. lifecil.com. wed., march 20, 1-3 p.m l.i.F.e., inc. (living independently for everyone), 5105 paulsen Street, Suite 143-b.

FilM & viDeO collapse: presented by occupy

radical thinker michael ruppert outlines his apocalyptic vision of our world after the collapse of industrial civilization. A documentary by chris Smith, the director of “American movie” & “the yes men”. Free thu., march 21, 8 p.m. sentientbean.com. thu., march 21, 8 p.m the Sentient bean, 13 east park Ave. Daisy Bates - First lady of little Rock

part of the Southern circuit Film Series the story of a seven-year journey by filmmaker Sharon la cruise, to unravel

the life of a forgotten civil rights activist named daisy bates. this documentary travels with daisy bates on her walk from orphaned child to newspaperwoman to national civil rights figure to her last days in little rock. tickets include a Q&A and a reception with the filmmaker. $8 wed., march 20, 7 p.m. 912-525-5050. lucastheatre.com. wed., march 20, 7 p.m lucas theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.

blue water yoga on Facebook. ongoing. egs5719@aol.com. ongoing talahi island community club, 532 Quarterman dr.

Sierra club coastal group presents the feature-length documentary on Alberta’s tar sands, with scientific findings on the human health effects of oil extraction. call or email for pricing. thu., march 21, 7 p.m. 912-341-0718. snwillis@yahoo.com;. fpc.presbychurch. net. thu., march 21, 7 p.m First presbyterian church, 520 washington Ave.

For anyone caring for senior citizens with any affliction or illness. Second Saturday of the month, 10am-11am. Savannah commons, 1 peachtree dr. refreshments. Free to attend. open to anyone i need of support for the caregiving they provide. ongoing. savannahcommons.com. ongoing

Film: tipping Point: the end of oil

FitneSS aha in the aM

mondays and Fridays, 7:30am-9:00am. open to free form yoga/movement with guided meditation. A great way to start and end the work week. email or see website for info. Fee: donations. ongoing. trickydame@gmail.com. trickydame.com. ongoing Anahata healing Args center, 2424 drayton St. al-anon Family groups

An anonymous fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics. the message of Al-Anon is one of strength and hope for friends/family of problem drinkers. Al-Anon is for adults. Alateen is for people age 13-19. meetings daily throughout the Savannah area. check website or call for info. ongoing. 912-598-9860. savannahalanon.com. ongoing Bariatric surgery support group

First wednesday each month, 7pm, and third Saturday, 10am, in mercer Auditorium of hoskins center at memorial. For those who have had or are considering bariatric surgery. Free to attend. call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-350-3438. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth.com/. ongoing memorial health university medical center, 4700 waters Ave. Beastmode Fitness group training

train with this elite team. A total body program that trims, tones and gets results. personal training options available. See website for info. meets at west broad ymcA. 5am-6am and 8pm9pm. ongoing. beastmodefitnessga. com. ongoing ymcA-west broad St, 1110 may St. Bellydancing Fusion classes

mixes ballet, jazz, hip hop into a unique high energy dance style. drills and choreographies for all levels.Small classes in downtown Savannah, and on request. $10 per person. email for info. ongoing. bohemianbeats.com. ongoing Blue water yoga

community donation-based classes, tues. and thurs., 5:45pm - 7:00pm. Fri., 9:30am-10:30am. email for info or find

Fitness classes at the Jea

Sin, firm it up, yoga, pilates, water aerobics, Aquasize, senior fitness, and Zumba. prices vary. call for schedule. ongoing. 912-355-8811. savj.org. savannahjea.org. ongoing Jewish educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Free caregiver support group

hiking & Biking at skidaway island state Park

year round fitness opportunities. walk or run the 1-mile Sandpiper nature trail (accessible) the additional 1-mile Avian loop trail, or 3-mile big Ferry trail. bicycle and street strider rentals. guided hikes scheduled. $5 parking. open daily 7am-10pm. call or see website. ongoing. 912-598-2300. gastateparks.org/Skidawayisland. gastateparks.org/info/skidaway/. ongoing Skidaway island State park, 52 diamond cswy. israeli krav Maga self-Defense classes

A system of self-defense techniques based on several martial arts. the official fighting system of the israeli defense Forces (idF). custom Fit offers individual and small group training and intensive workshops. ongoing. 912-4414891. customfitcenter.com. ongoing kung Fu school: ving tsun

Ving tsun (wing chun) is the world's fastest growing martial arts style. uses angles and leverage to tunr an attacker's strength against him. call for info on free trial classes. drop ins welcome. 11202 white bluff rd. ongoing. 912429-9241. ongoing Mommy and Baby yoga

mondays. call for times and fees or see website. ongoing. 912-232-2994. savannahyoga.com. savannahyoga. com/. ongoing Savannah yoga center, 1321 bull St. Pilates classes

daily classes for all skill levels including beginners. private and semi-private classes by appointment. carol dalywilder, certified instructor. call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-2380018. savannahpilates.com. pilatessavannah.com/. ongoing momentum pilates Studio, 8413 rerguson Ave. Pregnancy yoga

ongoing series of 6-week classes. thursdays. A mindful approach to pregnancy, labor and delivery. instructor Ann carroll. $100. call or email for info. ongoing. 912-704-7650. ann@aikyayoga.com. savannahyoga.com/. ongoing Savannah yoga center, 1321 bull St. Qigong classes

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aikyayoga.com. ongoing north beach, tybee island.

For the yoga-curious, a chance to explore some of yoga's many potential benefits. ease tension, discomfort and pain; improve concentration and focus; calm emotional reactions. good for those in less-than-great physical condition or nervous about yoga. $10 wednesdays 9:30am-10:45am call or see website. ongoing. 912-655-4192. ganeshasplace.com. ganeshasplace. com/. ongoing ganesha's place, 2323 barnard St.

mondays, lake mayer community center from 8:30am - 9:30am. Zumba toning at the JeA (Jewish educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St) mondays @ 6 pm. Free for members, $5.00 for nonmembers. Zumba toning/lake mayer community center 7:05pm. $5. basic Zumba tues & thurs 1010:45am, curves in Sav'h mall, $3/ members, $5/gen. Adm. tues. 5:306:30pm, St. paul cme Social hall, 123 brady St. $3 per class. Zumba toning tues. 7:00pm, lake mayer community center, $5. weds 9:30-10:15am, Frank murray community center, wilmington island, $3. Zumba toning/thurs. 10am, curves at Savannah mall, $5. Fri. Zumba, 10am, lake mayer community center, $5. bring water, proper shoes and attire. contact mai @ 912-604-9890. ongoing. 912-604-9890. ongoing

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Richmond hill Roadies Running club

A chartered running club of the road runners Association of America. monthly training sessions and seminars. weekly runs. Kathy Ackerman, 912-756-5865, or billy tomlinson, 912596-5965. ongoing. ongoing savannah climbing coop ladies Night

every wednesday women climb for half price, 6pm-10pm. $5. 302 w. Victory dr., Suite d. See website for info. ongoing. savannahclimbingcoop.com. ongoing savannah Disc golf

weekly events (entry $5) Friday night Flights: Fridays, 5pm. luck of the draw doubles: Saturdays, 10am. handicapped league: Saturdays, 1pm. Singles at the Sarge: Sundays, 10am. All skill levels welcome. instruction available. See website or email for info. ongoing. savannahdiscgolf@gmail.com. savannahdiscgolf.com. ongoing savannah striders Running and walking club

facebook.com/turbokicksavannah. ongoing

with a one-year, $10 membership,free training programs for beginners (walkers and runners) and experienced athletes. Fun runs. Advice from mentors. monthly meetings with quality speakers. Frequent social events. Sign up online or look for the Savannah Striders Facebook page. ongoing. savystrider.com. ongoing

yoga for cancer Patients and survivors

Free for people with cancer and cancer survivors. 6:30pm tuesdays. 12:45pm thursdays. Fitness one, 3rd floor of the center for Advanced medicine at memorial. call for info. ongoing. 912-3509031. memorialhealth.com/. ongoing memorial health university medical center, 4700 waters Ave. yoga on the Beach

wednesdays and Fridays at tybees's north end. 7am-8am, weather permitting. come to north beach parking Area, gulick Street walkover. multilevel class. hatha 1 and 2. instructor Ann carroll. bring yoga mat or beach towel. call or email for info. Fee: donations. ongoing. 912-704-7650. ann@

FOOD eventS Balsamic vinegar and ice cream Pairings and tastings

Zumba and Zumba/toning with Mai

4 p.m.. shop.lowcountrygourmetfoods. com/. 4 p.m. low country gourmet Foods, 10 west broughton St. Forsyth Farmers Market

local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and other delights. rain or shine. Free to attend. items for sale. 912-484-0279. forsythfarmersmarket.com. Forsyth park, 501 whitaker St.

GAY & leSBiAn First city Network Board Meeting

First monday, 6:30pm, at Fcn office, 307 e. harris St. 2nd floor. call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-236-city. firstcitynetwork.org. ongoing gay aa Meeting

true colors group of Alcoholics Anonymous, a gay and lesbian AA meeting that welcomes all alcoholics, meets thursdays and Sundays, 7:30pm, at the unitarian universalist church, 311 e. harris, 2nd floor. new location effective 11/2012. ongoing. ongoing

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aRies

(march 21-April 19) “nourish beginnings, let us nourish beginnings,” says poet muriel rukeyser in her poem “elegy in Joy.” “not all things are blest,” she continues, “but the seeds of all things are blest. the blessing is in the seed.” i urge you to adopt this perspective in the coming weeks, Aries. be extra sweet and tender and reverent toward anything that is just sprouting, toward anything that is awakening, toward anything that invokes the sacredness of *right now.* “this moment,” sings rukeyser, “this seed, this wave of the sea, this look, this instant of love.”

taURUs

(April 20-may 20) As you seek more insight on your current situation, consider the possibility that the bad guys may not be as bad as they seem. they might simply be so deeply under the spell of their own pain that they can’t see straight. And as for the good guys: i wonder if they are as purely good as they would like you to imagine. it might be the case that they are at least partially serving their own self-interest, while pretending to be utterly altruistic. if there’s any truth to these speculations, taurus, you’d be wise to stay uncommitted and undecided for now. don’t get emotionally riled up, don’t get embroiled in conflict, and don’t burn any bridges.

geMiNi

(may 21-June 20) here’s your mantra: “i get fresher under pressure.” Say it ten times right now, and then repeat it in 10-repetition bursts whenever you need a tune-up. what it means is that you stay cool when the contradictions mount and the ambiguities multiply. And more than that: you actually thrive on the commotion. you get smarter amidst the agitation. you become more perceptive and more creative as the shifts swirl faster and harder. tattoo these words of power on your imagination: “i get fresher under pressure.”

caNceR

(June 21-July 22) “Stories happen to those who tell them,” said the ancient greek historian thucydides. modern radio journalist ira glass goes even further. “great stories happen to those who can tell them,” he has

said. let’s make this strategy a centerpiece of your life plan in the weeks ahead, cancerian. i have a suspicion that you will need firsthand experience of novel, interesting stories. they will provide the precise nourishment necessary to inspire the blooming of your most soulful ambitions. one way to help ensure that the best stories will flow your way is to regale receptive people with transformative tales from your past.

leo

(July 23-Aug. 22) “dear rob: i’m spreading the word about beer week in your town, and i’d love to see you and your beer-loving readers at some of the events. Any chance you can include some coverage of beer week celebrations in your upcoming column? cheers, patricia.” dear patricia: i don’t do product placement or other forms of secret advertising in my horoscopes. to allow it would violate the sacred trust i have with my readers, who rely on me to translate the meaning of the cosmic signs without injecting any hidden agendas. it is true that leos might be prone to imbibing great quantities of beer in the coming week, simply because they’d benefit from lowering their inhibitions, getting in touch with their buried feelings, and expanding their consciousness. but to be frank, i’d rather see them do that without the aid of drugs and alcohol.

viRgo

(Aug. 23-Sept. 22) hoping to stir up some fun trouble, i posted the following message on my Facebook page: “don’t judge someone just because they sin differently than you.” A torrent of readers left comments in response. my favorite was from Sue Sims, who said, “yeah, they might be better at your kind of sin and you might learn something!” that advice is just the kind of healing mischief you need right now, Virgo. it’s a bit ironic, true, but still: take it and run with it. Study the people who have mad skills at pulling off the rousing adventures and daring pleasures and interesting “sins” that you’d like to call your own.

liBRa

(Sept. 23-oct. 22) the French verb *renverser* can be translated as “to turn upsidedown” or “to reverse the flow.” the adjectival form is *renversant,*

which means “stunning” or “astonishing.” i think you may soon have experiences that could be described by those words. there’s a good chance that a dry, impoverished part of your life will get a juicy, fertile infusion. A deficiency you have worried about might get at least half-filled. An inadequacy that makes you feel sad may be bolstered by reinforcements. Alas, there could also be a slight reversal that’s not so gratifying. one of your assets may temporarily become irrelevant. but the trade-off is worth it, libra. your gains will outstrip your loss.

scoRPio

(oct. 23-nov. 21) professor martyn poliakoff creates short youtube videos to help teach the public about chemistry. in one video, he explains why an explanation he gave in a previous video was completely mistaken. “it’s always good for a scientist to be proved wrong,” he confesses cheerfully. then he moves on to speculate about what the right answer might be. i love humility like that! it’s admirable. it’s also the best way to find out the truth about reality. i hope you will summon a similar attitude in the coming weeks, Scorpio: a generous curiosity that makes you eager to learn something new about stuff you thought you had all figured out.

sagittaRiUs

(nov. 22-dec. 21) on the one hand, menopausal women are no longer able to bear children. on the other hand, they often overflow with fresh possibilities and creative ideas. more time is available to them because their children have moved out of the house or don’t require as much care. they can begin new careers, focus on their own development, and devote more attention to their personal needs. So in one way their fertility dries up; in another way it may awaken and expand. i suspect that whether or not you are menopausal, you are on the cusp of a comparable shift in your fecundity: one door closing, another door swinging open.

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(dec. 22-Jan. 19) the tV reality show *Freaky eaters* profiled a woman named Kelly who had eaten nothing but cheesy potatoes for 30 years. her average intake: eight pounds of

potatoes and four cups of cheese per day. “i love cheesy potatoes,” she testified. “they’re stewy, gooey, and just yum-yum-yummy. they’re like crack to me.” i’m a bit concerned that you’re flirting with behavior comparable to hers. not in regards to cheesy potatoes, of course, but to some other fetish. i will ask you to make sure that you’re not starting to over-specialize. it would be wise to avoid obsessing on a single type of *anything.*

aQUaRiUs

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18) in the 17th century, polite people referred to mountains as “warts” and “boils on the earth’s complexion.” So says robert macfarlane in his book *mountains of the mind.* Annie dillard describes the peculiar behavior of educated european tourists in the 18th century. when they visited the Alps, she writes in *pilgrim at tinker creek,* “they deliberately blindfolded their eyes to shield themselves from the evidence of the earth’s horrid irregularity.” don’t be anything like those dumb sophisticates, Aquarius. when you spy irregularities in the coming weeks, consider the possibility that they are natural and healthy. this will allow you to perceive their useful beauty.

Pisces

(Feb. 19-march 20) you are not for sale. remember? your scruples and ideals and talents cannot be bought off for any amount of money. you will not be cheated out of your birthright and you will not allow your dreams to be stolen. Although it’s true that you may have to temporarily rent your soul from time to time, you will never auction it off for good. i’m sure you know these things, pisces, but i suspect it’s time to renew your fiery commitment to them.

savannah Pride, inc.

organizes the annual Savannah pride Festival and helps promote the wellbeing of the lgbt community in the South. mission: unity through diversity and social awareness. Second tuesday/ month, 7pm, at Fcn office, 307 e. harris St., 2nd floor. ongoing. 912-288-7863. heather@savpride.com. ongoing stand out youth

A gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth organization. meets Fridays, 7pm, Fcn office, 307 e. harris St. call, email or see website for info. ongoing. 912-657-1966. info@ standoutyouth.org. standoutyouth.org. ongoing what Makes a Family

A children's therapy group for children of glbt parents. Ages 10 to 18. meets twice a month. call for info. ongoing. 912-352-2611. ongoing

HeAltH alcoholics anonymous

For people who want or need to stop drinking, AA can help. meetings daily throughout the Savannah area. Free to attend or join. check website for meeting days/times, or call 24 hours a day. ongoing. 912-356-3688. savannahaa. com. ongoing armstrong Prescription Drug Drop-off

Armstrong Atlantic State univ. hosts a permanent drop box for disposing of unused prescription drugs and over the counter medication. in the lobby of the university police building on campus. open to the public 24 hours/day, year round. confidential. All items collected are destroyed by the drug enforcement Administration. ongoing. 912-344-3333. armstrong.edu. about.armstrong.edu/ maps/index.html. ongoing Armstrong Atlantic State university, 11935 Abercorn St. Bariatric surgery information session

information on bariatric surgery and the program at memorial health bariatrics. learn surgical procedures offered, support and education programs involved, and how bariatric surgery can affect patients' lives. call or see website for info. Free to attend. hoskins center at memorial. ongoing. 912-350-3438. bariatrics.memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth.com/. ongoing memorial health university medical center, 4700 waters Ave. Free hearing and speech screening

hearing: thursdays, 9am-11am. Speech: First thursdays,. call or see website for times. ongoing. 912-3554601. savannahspeechandhearing. org. savannahspeechandhearing.org/. ongoing Savannah Speech and hearing center, 1206 e 66th St. Free hiv testing at chatham county health Dept.

Free walk-in hiV testing. 8am-4pm mon.-Fri. no appointment needed. test results in 20 minutes. Follow-up visit


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open for primary care for uninsured residents of chatham county. mon.Fri., 8:30am-3:30pm. call for info or appointment. ongoing. 912-443-9409. ongoing St. Joseph's/candler--St. mary's health center, 1302 drayton St. hypnobirthing

teaches mother and birth partner to use her natural instincts, trust her body, release emotions and facilitate relaxation during labor and delivery. Five class series on monday evenings, 6pm. location: 100 riverview dr. $300/ group sessions. $600/private sessions. call or email for info and reservations. ongoing. 912-704-7650. carroll362@ bellsouth.net. ongoing hypnosis, guided imagery and Relaxation therapy

helps everyday ordinary people with everyday ordinary problems: smoking, weight loss, phobias, fears, ptsd, life coaching. caring, qualified professional help. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-927-3432. savannahypnosis. com. ongoing la leche league of savannah

A breast feeding support group for new/ expectant monthers. meeting/gathering first thursdays, 10am. call or see website for location and other info. ongoing. 912-897-9544. lllusa.org/web/ savannahga.html. ongoing living smart Fitness club

An exercise program encouraging healthy lifestyle changes. mon. & wed. 6pm-7:15pm hip hop low impact aerobics at delaware center. tues. 5:307:00 Zumba at St. Joseph's candler African American resource center. (program sponsors.) ongoing. 912-4476605. ongoing Planned Parenthood hotline

First line is a statewide hotline for women seeking information on health services. open 7pm-11pm nightly. ongoing. 800-264-7154. ongoing savannah cPR initiative

An initiative by the city of Savannah to train 6,000 Savannahians in cpr by year's end. the city will train 1,000 Savannahians in cpr this year. each of these trainees will in turn pledge to train at least five other individuals, bringing to 6,000 the total number of Savannahians trained in cpr. the hope is that "Savannah's 6,000" will vastly improve our community's ability to respond to sudden cardiac emergencies, doubling our survival rate for witnessed out-of-hospital cardiac arrests. call for info. ongoing. 912-651-6410. ongoing

kiD'S HAPPeninGS irish Dancers of savannah

Savannah's first organized irish dance school welcomes dancers, ages 4 and up. learn irish Step and ceili (irish

square) dancing at a relaxed pace. convenient mid-town location. whether just for fun, or for competition, idS is for everyone. Adult classes available. call or email for info. ongoing. 912-8975984. irishdancsav@aol.com. ongoing

Jea Preschool savannah Meet & greet

An open house for prospective parents and caregivers of children who will be ages 16 months to 4 years in August 2013. meet the director, view renderings of new indoor and outdoor spaces under construction. Free childcare during the presentation. reservations required. 912-355-8111 (ext. 228). preschool@savj.org. savannahjea. org. Jewish educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Pre-k lottery application Period

online and in-person enrollment for Savannah chatham county public School's lottery system for pre-Kindergarten. parents can now apply for enrollment online! parents of children who will be four years of age before or on September 1, 2013, may apply at pk.sccpss.com or at any of the school sites offering the pre-K program. 912395-5530. pk.sccpss.com. online only, none. Public school kindergarten orientation

parents and guardians of children who will attend kindergarten next school year (2013-2014 Sy) are invited to the school their child will be attending. children can visit a kindergarten classroom and participate in activities that will help them feel comfortable about starting school. parents/guardians will attend an informative session conducted by school staff to help them understand what they must do to register their child for school, how to prepare children for school, and what to expect from the SccpSS Kindergarten program.contact the elementary school where your child will be attending. Attendance zone information can be found under the "Student registration" section of the “Family” tab on the website. Free to attend. sccpss.com. sheep to shawl Festival

Spring sheep shearing time is here. watch and help with the weaving process from shearing the wool through spinning, carding, and weaving, with the Fiber guild of Savannah and ScAd Fibers students. old timey music, cloggers, and 19th century kids crafts. $7/ adults, $5ages 4-17, Seniors and military. Free/children under 4. 912-3951500. oatlandisland.org. oatlandisland. org/. oatland island wildlife center, 711 Sandtown rd. spring Break art camp--enrolling Now

city of Savannah's camp is now enrolling for spring break, April 1-5, 9am5pm. For children ages 5-12. intro to painting, ceramics, mixed media and performing arts, in age appropriate group settings. Fee includes all materials. Five-year-olds must currently be enrolled in kindergarten. See website for forms and enrollment. $135 ongoing. 912-651-6783. savannahga.gov/

arts. ongoing city of Savannah department of cultural Affairs, 9 west henry St.

toddler tuesdays at oatland island wildlife center

toddlers 6 months to 4 years, and their adults. themed programs--story books, singing songs, finger puppet plays, crafts, guided walks, up close encounters with oatland animals. preregister by 4pm monday. $5 children. gen. Admission for adults ($5 or $3 for military & seniors) tuesdays. 912-3951500. oatlandisland.org. oatlandisland. org/. tuesdays oatland island wildlife center, 711 Sandtown rd.

MuSic 13th colony sound (Barbershop singing)

“if you can carry a tune, come sing with us!” mondays, 7pm. ongoing. 912-3449768. savannahbarbershoppers.org. ongoing thunderbolt lodge #693, 3111 rowland Ave. savannah Music Festival: african Blues & creole-cajun crossroads:

ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Ségal/cedric watson & dirk powell / African blues & creole-cajun crossroads: ballak Sissoko & Vincent Sgal/cedric watson & dirk powell $35 savannahmusicfestival.org. charleshmorriscenter. com. charles h. morris center, 10 east broad St. charles Bradley

inspired by a 1962 James brown show at the Apollo theater when he was just 14 years of age, r&b/soul singer charles bradley became bound and determined to spend his time performing the emotive soul and funk of the 1960s and 70s. $22-$47 24hourselfstore.com/. 24 hour Self Store, 4019 Augusta rd. savannah Music Festival: Daniel hope & Friends with anne sofie von otter:

dvorák String Quintet in e-flat major, op. 97, "the American" loeffler Songs from 4 poemes, op. 5 ives largo copland nocturne/hoedown $62 christ church, 28 bull St. savannah Music Festival: Della Mae/ steep canyon Rangers

A bluegrass double bill. Sold out savannahmusicfestival.org. charleshmorriscenter.com. charles h. morris center, 10 east broad St.

savannah Music Festival: Music at 11: great string trios

$20 savannahmusicfestival.org. trinitychurch1848.org/. trinity united methodist church, 225 west president St. Music: third thursdays on tybee presents ogeechee River Rounders

tybee's thursday concert series kicks off for the spring with the rounders, a five piece acoustic string band that plays American old-time, cosponsored by connect Savannah. rain location: Spanky's beachside, 1605 Strand Ave. Free and open to the public. 912-472-5071. tybee roundabout, tybrisa Street and Strand Avenue. savannah Music Festival: Noon30: steep

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$25 savannahmusicfestival.org. christ church, 28 bull St. savannah Music Festival Noon30: Della Mae

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An SmF favorite. $30 savannahmusicfestival.org. shipsofthesea.org. Ships of the Sea museum, 41 martin luther King Jr blvd.

savannah Music Festival: Bill t. Jones/ arnie Zane Dance company Play & Play: an evening of Movement and Music

$30-$65 savannahmusicfestival.org. lucastheatre.com. lucas theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. savannah Music Festival: Bach meets Mozart

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oliver's nimble guitar playing and Van morrison-like vocal style with brother chris' road-tested and soulful upright bass work. savannahmusicfestival. org. shipsofthesea.org. Ships of the Sea museum, 41 martin luther King Jr blvd.

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Joined by drummer herlin riley and bassist reginald Veal, jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal is playing some of his best music at age 83. $28-$60 savannahmusicfestival.org. www2.scad.edu/venues/ trustees/. trustees theater, 216 east broughton St.

savannah Music Festival: Daniel hope & Friends with anne sofie von otter:

brahms & beethoven. in his tenth "Savannahversary" year as SmF Associate Artistic director, daniel hope introduces acclaimed Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von otter to Savannah. savannahmusicfestival.org. mickveisrael.org/. congregation mickve israel, 20 east gordon Street. savannah Music Festival: Jazz meets cabaret:

Jane monheit & Jennifer Sheehan $40 tue., march 26, 5 & 7:30 p.m. savannahmusicfestival.org. charleshmorriscenter.com. tue., march 26, 5 & 7:30 p.m charles h. morris center, 10 east broad St. savannah Music Festival: Noon30: Ballaké sissoko & vincent ségal

in this special lunchtime performance, one of mali's most renowned musicians, kora master ballaké Sissoko, performs with cellist Vincent Ségal. $20 savannahmusicfestival.org. charleshmorriscenter.com. charles h. morris center, 10 east broad St.

savannah Music Festival: old crow Medicine show

$22-$65 savannahmusicfestival.org. savannahga.gov/cityweb/civiccenter. nsf/a481b26274a85edf85256b430049d baa/056d57a67c9e954685256b430065 0733?opendocument. Johnny mercer theatre, 301 west oglethorpe Ave. savannah Music Fetival: the wood Brothers/ lera lynn

Following up their well-received SmF debut in 2010, the wood brothers present a combination of brother

Dolphin Project

dolphin project's education outreach program is available to speak at schools, clubs, organizations. A powerpoint presentation with sound and video about estuarine dolphins and their environment. Age/grade appropriate programs and handouts. See website for info. ongoing. thedolphinproject.org. ongoing

Recycling Fundraiser for economic opportunity authority

Support eoA through the FundingFactory recycling program. recycle empty cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, laptops, to eoA for recycling. they will receive technology products and cash. businesses may also recycle items on behalf of eoA for credit. drop off at eoA, 681 w. Anderson St. See website, email or call for info. ongoing. 912-238-2960 x126. dwproperty@aol. com. fundingfactory.com. ongoing savannah Black outdoor adventure group

mingle with adventurists and mature individuals. hike one-to-three miles along a scenic nature trail. park rangers may guide and educate the group about the wildlife and nature, have fun and be healthy with like minded new found friends. more info at website or via email. davidjeromehendricks@ gmail.com. meetup.com/savannahblack-outdoor-adventure-group. gastateparks.org/info/skidaway/. Skidaway island State park, 52 diamond cswy. walk on the wild side

A two-mile native Animal nature trail winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland, salt marsh habitats, featuring live native animal exhibits. open daily, 10am-4pm except thanksgiving, christmas, new years. call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-8983980. oatlandisland.org. oatlandisland. org/. ongoing oatland island wildlife center, 711 Sandtown rd. wilderness southeast

A variety of programs each month including guided trips with naturalists.

canoe trips, hikes. mission: develop appreciation, understanding, stewardship, and enjoyment of the natural world. call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-236-8115. wilderness-southeast. org. ongoing

PetS & AniMAlS low cost Pet clinic

tailsSpin and dr. Stanley lester, dVm, host low-cost pet vaccine clinics for students, military and seniors the second and fourth wednesdays of each month. 5pm-6pm. Vaccinations: $12, ($2 is donated to Savannah pet rescue agencies). See website for info. ongoing. tailsspin.com. tailsspin.com. ongoing tailsSpin pet Supplies Store, 4501 habersham St. st. almo's

Savannah true Animal lovers meeting others. informal dog walks on Sundays, 5pm (weather permitting). meet at canine palace. call for info. ongoing. 912-234-3336. caninepalacesavannah. com. ongoing canine palace inc, 618 Abercorn St.

reliGiOuS & SPirituAl Band of sisters Prayer group

All women are invited. Second tuesdays, 7:30am-8:30am. Fellowship Assembly, 5224 Augusta rd. email or call Jeanne Seaver or see website for info. "the king's heart is like channels of water in the hands of the lord." (prov. 21:1) ongoing. 912-663-8728. jeanneseaver@aol.com. capitolcom.org/ georgia. ongoing catholic singles

A group of catholic singles age 30-50 meet frequently for fun, fellowship and service. Send email or check website to receive announcements of activities and to suggest activities for the group. ongoing. familylife@diosav.org. diosav. org/familylife-singles. ongoing guided silent Prayer

Acoustical songs, 30 minutes of guided silent prayer, and minutes to receive prayer or remain in silence. wednesdays, 6:45-8:00pm at Vineyard church, 615 montgomery St. See website for info. ongoing. vineyardsavannah.org. ongoing a New church in the city, For the city

gather on Sundays at 10:30am. like the Facebook page "Savannah church plant." ongoing. ongoing bryson hall, 5 e. perry St.

Performance: the light of life: his story

Sanctuary of Savannah presents the easter story, enacted by a cast of 200 performers. A benefit for old Savannah city mission's new shelter for women and children who are homeless. $17. under 10--$10. group reservations available. 912-691-1148. thesanctuarysav.org. Sanctuary, 8912 whitefield Ave. Read the Bible in one year

A bible book club for those wanting to read the bible in one year. open to all. book club format, not a traditional bible study. All welcome, regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation, religion. thurs. 6:00pm-7:00pm. call for info. ongoing. 912-233-5354. ongoing holy Spirit lutheran church, 622 e. 37th Street. savannah Friends Meeting (Quakers)

un-programmed worship. 11am Sundays, third floor of trinity united methodist church. call or email for info. All are welcome. ongoing. 912308-8286. savbranart@gmail.com. trinitychurch1848.org/. ongoing trinity united methodist church, 225 west president St. savannah Reiki share

come share the healing energy of reiki this thursday, march 21, at Sweet water Spa. the event is open to all who come; however, the doors lock at 7:08 so there is adequate time for the share. reiki incorporates universal life energy with the "laying on hands" and sharing the universal energy that connects and sustains us all. the concept of reiki is very similar to many other healing modalities that involve prayer, channeling, or intention. we welcome all who are open to share this universal life force. Free Sweet water Spa, 148 Abercorn Street. savannah Zen center

buddhist study classes, yoga workshops, retreats, reiki sessions, attunements, meditation, classes, events. See website for location and schedule, or see Facebook page. ongoing. savannahzencenter.com. ongoing service of compline

A chanted service by candlelight held every Sunday night at 9pm. "Say goodnight to god." presented by christ church Anglican. ongoing. ongoing independent presbyterian church, bull Street and oglethorpe Ave.

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Connect Savannah March 20, 2013 issue  

The 2013 Savannah Music Festival begins this week; you’ll find the most thorough and enjoyable coverage in Connect Savannah. Intimate interv...

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The 2013 Savannah Music Festival begins this week; you’ll find the most thorough and enjoyable coverage in Connect Savannah. Intimate interv...