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Week At A Glance is Connect Savannah’s listing of various events over the coming week. If you would like an event listed, please email Include specific dates, time, locations with addresses, cost and a contact number. Deadline for inclusion is 5pm Friday, to appear in next Wednesday’s edition.


Wednesday Savannah Black Heritage Festival: Freddy Cole

What: The 81-year-old jazz pianist and singer makes a stop in Savannah. When: Wed. Feb. 20, 7 p.m. Where: Lutheran Church of the Ascension, 120 Bull St. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: savannahblackheritagefestival. com/

Tybee Island Coyote Workshop

What: City of Tybee sponsors this seminar of tips on how to protect yourself and reduce coyote attractants. Led by Linsey White Dasher, urban wildlife specialist. When: Wed. Feb. 20, 7 p.m. Where: Tybee Gym, 202 Fifth St Info:


Thursday Lecture: Global Environmental Challenges: What Should the United States Do? What: Savannah Council on World

Affairs presents Michael E. Kraft, author of numerous books and articles and Professor of Environmental Studies Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin (UW)-Green Bay. Reception at 7:30pm, Lecture at 8:00pm. When: Thu. Feb. 21 Where: Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. Cost: $10. Free/members, students, educators, military Info:

Lecture: Damian Ortega: Belo Horizonte Project

What: A 30 minute gallery talk by curator Erin Dziedzic reviewing the Ortega exhibition. Part of the Look Again gallery talk series. When: Thu. Feb. 21, 5:30 p.m. Where: SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info:

Pedal Medal Awards Celebration

Lecture: From Giotto’s Bell Tower to Brunellischi’s Dome: Florence and the Origins of the Renaissance

What: Savannah Bicycle Campaign awards its annual Pedal Medal and its volunteer of the year at this fundraiser and party. When: Thu. Feb. 21, 5:30 p.m. Where: Kennedy Pharmacy, 323 E. Broughton St. Cost: $50 Info:

deFINE Art: Museum Directors’ Panel

What: Opportunities and challenges facing museums in the 21st century. Panelists:Defne Ayas, Witte de With Rotterdam; Thelma Golden, Studio Museum in Harlem; Michael Govan, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. When: Thu. Feb. 21, 6 p.m. Where: SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info:

Film: Occupation 101

What: Occupy Savannah presents a

documentary on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. When: Thu. Feb. 21, 7 p.m. Where: Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info:

Francophone Film Festival: The Artist (France, 2011)

What: The mostly-silent romantic comedy-drama, Academy Award winner. Opening short remarks by Denis Blackburne on French culture in the south. Reception follows. When: Thu. Feb. 21, 7 p.m. Where: AASU’s Ogeechee Theater, 11935 Abercorn St. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info:

Visions: An Odyssey in Black Dance

What: A dance journey through African-American history, told through modern, African, jazz, tap, ballet, and hip hop dance styles as well as singing and acting.

Visions brings African American dance to Muse Arts Warehouse When: Thu. Feb. 21, 7 p.m. Where: Muse Arts Warehouse,

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What: Giuliana Castellani Koch offers insights into the Renaissance’s foundations beyond the known examples of artistic and architectural excellence. A Telfair Gala event in the spirit of the Uffizi exhibition at the Jepson Center. When: Fri. Feb. 22, 10 a.m. Where: Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. Cost: $25. Students $10. Free/Telfair Director’s Circle Info:

Film: Women Without Men

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Friday Francophone Film Festival: Domaine and La Princesse de Montpensier

What: Armstrong’s Festival of French cinema continues. 6:00pm. Domaine, (2009, France), starring Beatrice Dalle as an aging aunt to 17 year old Pierre. 8:30pm La Princesse de Montpensier (2010, France) An historical drama based on a 1622 novel. When: Fri. Feb. 22 Where: AASU’s Ogeechee Theater, 11935 Abercorn St. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info:

Springtime Made in the South

What: Craftspeople and artisans selling works including hand thrown pottery, jewelry, basket weaving, metal working, hand made rocking chairs, blown glass, stained glass. When: Feb. 22-Feb. 24 Where: International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr Info:

What: deFINE ART 2013 presents a film by Iranian-born artist Shirin Neshat. Set in 1953 Iran. When: Fri. Feb. 22, 4 p.m. Where: Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info:

Potable Gold: Savannah’s Madeira Tradition

What: Tour/performance describes Madeira’s long tradition in Savannah’s history. Tour includes a Madeira party. Guests must be able to walk up and down stairs and maneuver in candlelit rooms. [Program dates: February1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, at 5:30 p.m.) Where: Isaiah Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State Street, Cost: $20. Reservations recommended. Info: 912-236-8097.

Beach Institute Meets West Broad Street School: A Black Education in Savannah

What: Vaughnette Goode-Walker and Dr. Annette Brock present the story of Beach Institute, a school for black children from 1873 until 1962. When: Fri. Feb. 22, 6 p.m. Where: Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum’s Garden Open Air Assembly Room, 41 MLK Blvd. Cost: Free and open to the public.

What: Robinson hosts a colloquy

focused on college students in music and drama, as a prelude to her performance on 2/23 in Unforgettable: Nat King Cole. When: Fri. Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m. Where: Savannah State Univ., Kennedy Fine Arts Auditorium, 3219 College St., Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: savannahblackheritagefestival. com/

Author Appearance and Book Signing: Drew Jubera

What: Award-winning journalist reads from his 2012 book Must Win: A Season of Survival For a Town and Its Team, about Valdosta, Georgia’s 2010 high school football season. Chosen as a best book for 2012 by Paste, Atlanta Magazine, and Atlanta Journal Constitution. When: Fri. Feb. 22, 7 p.m. Where: The Book Lady Bookstore, 6 E. Liberty St., Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: 912-233-3628.

Black History Month: Keep Calm and Remember Your Roots

What: Discussing the intricate African/Caribbean cultures and history through the lens of food and dialects. Presented by Armstrong Atlantic State University’s African/Carribean Students’ Association. When: Fri. Feb. 22, 7 p.m. Where: Armstrong Atlantic State University, University Hall Room 156, 11935 Abercorn St. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info:

Film: Amour (France/Austria, 2012) What: CinemaSavannah presents

the Savannah premier of Michael Haneke’s new film on the effects of aging and dementia on a happy marriage. A contender for Best Foreign Film and Best Original Screenplay at this year’s Academy Awards. Film continues nightly for one week. French with English subtitles. When: Fri. Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m. Where: Spotlight Theaters, Eisenhower Plaza Shopping Centre, 1100 Eisenhower Drive Cost: $8


Saturday Francophone Film Festival: Les Contes de la Nuit and Une Vie de Chat

What: The final day of Armstrong’s annual review of French films. 6:00pm Les Contes de la Nuit (2011, France) is an animated film of six fairy tales rendered in shadow puppet style. 8:30pm Une Vie de Chat (2010, France) A hand-drawn animated film of a cat with only two lives--that is, the double life of criminal and hero. When: Sat. Feb. 23 Where: Armstrong Atlantic State University’s Ogeechee Theater, 11935 Abercorn St. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info:

Historic Cannon Firings at Old Fort Jackson

What: History comes alive every Saturday and Sunday through March 17 at 11am and 2pm. When: Sat. Feb. 23 Where: Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Road Cost: $6 fort admission for adults. Under age 6 free. Info:

Diabetes EXPOsed

What: A half-day workshop, health screening and expo for all people affected by diabetes, including patients and family members, and including pre-diabetes. When: Sat. Feb. 23, 8 a.m. Where: Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. Cost: $5. Please pre-register. Info: 912-353-8110 x 3094. diabetes. org/savannah

FUNdamentals of Beekeeping

What: Beekeeping school for hobby and professional beekeepers, novice and beyond. Open for ages 12 to 89. When: Sat. Feb. 23, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Where: Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd., Cost: $35. Registration required. Info: 912-395-1509.

Forsyth Farmers Market

What: Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and other delights. Rain or shine. When: Sat. Feb. 23, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: Forsyth Park, South End, Park Ave. at Bull St. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info:

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Coffee Cantata

What: Performance-plus-coffee

tasting replicating 1734 premiere of Bach’s Coffee Cantata. Kelly Balmaceda, soprano, Marcos Santos, tenor, and Kyle Hancock, baritone, accompanied by a small ensemble. When: Sat. Feb. 23, 10 a.m. Where: The Foundry Coffeehouse, 33 Barnard Street at Ellis Square Cost: $45 Info:



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What: A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying. When: Sat. Feb. 23, 7 p.m. Where: Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. Cost: $8 Info: 912-525-5050.

Savannah Black Heritage Festival: Unforgettable: Nat King Cole, the Man and His Music

bottlenose dolphins and about The Dolphin Project, a research training and education organization. Lecture: 10am. Training workshop: 11am. When: Sat. Feb. 23, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Where: Southwest Public Library, 14097 Abercorn St. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info:

What: Tracing the life of Cole through words and music. Written and narrated by Jewell Robinson, actress and program director for the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. When: Sat. Feb. 23, 7 p.m. Where: St. John’s Baptist Church, 522-28 Hartridge St. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: savannahblackheritagefestival. com/

Keep Tybee Tidy Litter Pick Up

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Film: His Girl Friday (1940, USA)

What: Savannah State University

students host “Tigers Keep Tybee Tidy,” a litter pick up in partnership with Tybee Beautification Association and the City of Tybee Island. Students may bring community service forms. When: Sat. Feb. 23, 10 a.m. Where: Meet at Tybee Island Pavilion, Tybrisa Street Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: 912-472-5071.

At Water’s Edge

What: Ogeechee Riverkeeper’s annual awards gala and fundraiser. When: Sat. Feb. 23, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Where: Fort McAllister State Park, 3894 Ft. McAllister Rd., Richmond Hill Cost: $100 for one ticket. $150 for two Info: 912-660-8525.

deFINE Art: Performance by Andrew Ondrejcak

What: Veneration 2: The House Not Meant to Stand is a contemporary Requiem Mass, the second in a series of performances by the artist depicting events in his life. When: Sat. Feb. 23, 5 p.m. Where: SCAD Museum of Art Theater, 601 Turner Blvd. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info:

Brain Finger Composition

What: A musical performance by Roberto Carlos Lange aka Helado Negro, commissioned by SCAD for deFINE ART 2013. Members of the SCAD community contributed to the piece via Google Voice. When: Sat. Feb. 23, 6 p.m. Where: SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info:

What: A play by Tim Reynolds, part of the Savannah Playwrights’ Series. When: Sat. Feb. 23, 7 p.m. Where: Indigo Sky Gallery, 915 Waters Cost: $8

Music: Michael Chapdelaine

What: National fingerstyle guitar champion in a solo concert. When: Sat. Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m. Where: Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 E Henry St. Cost: $15


Sunday Gullah-Geechee Performance at Fort Pulaski National Monument

What: Geechee Kunda speaks on the culture, history, and heritage of the Georgia’s Gullah-Geechee people. Music by the Bokai Steel Drum Rhythm Band. When: Sun. Feb. 24, 2 p.m. Where: Fort Pulaski National Monument, U.S. Highway 80 Cost: $5/person park fee. Free for 15 and under. Info:

Vinyl Appreciation Night

What: A monthly spin session... for vinyl records. Listening, spinning, dancing, all encouraged. How to DJ demos from 5 to 6pm. Bring your own records or listen to other people’s stuff. Records for sale, complimentary treats. When: Sun. Feb. 24, 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Cost: $3 Info:

Monday Pre-K Lottery Application Period

What: Online and in-person enrollment for Savannah Chatham County Public School’s lottery system for Pre-Kindergarten. Parents of children who will be four years of age before or on September 1, 2013, may apply at or at any of the sites offering the Pre-K program. When: Mon. Feb. 25, Tue. Feb. 26, Wed. Feb. 27 Where: Various schools. See website. Info: 912-395-5530.

Music: Nelly’s Echo

What: Nigerian singer from the hit television series The Voice, part of Armstrong’s Black History Month celebration. When: Mon. Feb. 25, 7 p.m. Where: AASU’s Student Union Ballroom, 11935 Abercorn St. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info:


Tuesday Cancer Prevention Study Begins

What: Up to 400 Savannahians can be part of CPS-3, a national comprehensive, multi-year study. Sign up and first evaluation is Feb. 26 through March 1 at multiple Savannah venues listed on website. When: Tue. Feb. 26, Wed. Feb. 27 Where: Various venues Cost: Free and open to the public. Info:

Savannah Black Heritage Festival: Documentary: Crossing St. Augustine (USA)

What: Aired as an episode of the GPB television series Andrew Young Presents, this short documentary stars Young as he recalls being beaten by police while leading a peaceful civil rights march in Florida in 1964. When: Tue. Feb. 26, 6:30 p.m. Where: Savannah Tech’s Eckburg Auditorium Cost: Free and open to the public.

Elvis: Down at the End of Lonely Street

What: Elvis is back from wherever he’s been...doing his Vegas act for this American Diabetes Association benefit. Russ Lanier is Elvis. When: Tue. Feb. 26, 7 p.m. Where: Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. Cost: $27 Info: 912-525-5050.

@ Abeni Cultural Arts: Visions An Odyssey in Black Dance. Feb. 21-24. Muse Arts Warehouse. @ SCAD theater: The Three Musketeers. Feb. 28–March 3. Lucas Theatre. @ Film: His Girl Friday. Feb. 23. Trustees Theater. @ Elvis: Down at the End of Lonely Street. Feb. 26. Trustees Theater. @ A–Town Get Down w/Loudon Wainwright III. March 2. Trustees Garden. @ Savannah Blues Festival. March 3. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ Jerry Seinfeld. March 7. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ Bob James. March 7. Morris Center. @ Chelsea Light Moving. March 7. Knights of Columbus. @ of Montreal. March 8. Forsyth Park. @ Ducktails/PUJOL. March 8. Knights of Columbus. @ Tybee Mardi Gras. March 9. @ Tara Feis. March 9. Emmett Park. @ The Whigs. March 9. Knights of Columbus. @ Three Days Grace/Shinedown. March 12. MLK Arena. @ Matchbox Twenty. March 12. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ The Collective Face: Shadowlands. March 8–23. Muse Arts Warehouse. @ of Montreal. March 8. Forsyth Park. @ Lord of the Dance. March 13. Mercer Theatre. @ Harlem Globetrotters. March 14. MLK Arena. @ 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, with 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. @ Spring Awakening. AASU Masquers. April 11–21. CS @ Reefer Madness. Bay Street. April 19–28. @ Chris Tucker. April 20. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ Celtic Woman. May 3. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ Cirque du Soleil: Quidam. May 7-9. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ The Collective Face: Pride & Prejudice. May 10–25. Muse Arts Warehouse. @ Blue Man Group. May 13 and 14. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ SCAD theater: Urinetown The Musical. May 23–26. Lucas Theatre. CS

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Sour Georgia Broun by Jim Morekis |

Georgia has had more than its share of odious politicians. A full list would take far, far more space than is available here. As happens elsewhere, occasionally we name things after them, no matter how contemptible their legacy. For example, our bridge over the Savannah River is named for Gov. Eugene Talmadge, a diehard segregationist. In his hometown of Crawfordville there’s a big monument to Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens, who said in a Savannah speech that the Confederacy’s cornerstone was “the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery, subordination to the superior race, is his natural and normal condition.” I usually take these things with a grain of salt. History is history. Whether you like it or not, you can’t pretend it away. At least those guys are dead and gone, so there’s that. But to me our most egregious memorial to venality commemorates a still–serving politician (is that even legal?). If you spend much time at all in Athens, Ga., you’ll eventually find yourself on “Loop 10,” also known as the Paul Broun Parkway. Currently, Paul Broun is Georgia’s 10th District congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives. But you might soon know him best as our next U.S. senator. That seat is soon to be vacated by the retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss, a man with no military service who won in 2002 by inferring that his opponent, Max Cleland — a veteran who lost three limbs in Vietnam — was an unpatriotic coward. The real kicker is that Chambliss is considered a “moderate” in the Republican Party, now dominated by the Tea Party faction. By contrast, Broun is a rock star of the extremist fringe of the Tea Party. How extreme? Judge for yourself: • At a church banquet last year, Broun told the audience, “All that stuff I was taught about evolution, embryology, the Big Bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of hell.” Did I mention that Broun is a medical doctor?

• At the same event, he said, “I don’t believe that the Earth’s but about 9,000 years old. I believe it was created in six days as we know them. That’s what the Bible says.” Did I mention that Broun is on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology? • When a supporter at a town hall meeting asked him “Who’s going to shoot Obama?” Broun joined in audience laughter and responded: “I know there’s a lot of frustration with this president.” • Trying to explain his position on gun control, Broun said, “There are more people killed with baseball bats and hammers than are killed with guns.” (According to the FBI, in 2011 8,583 people were killed with firearms, 496 by blunt objects.) • Broun told a reporter, “I think the only Constitution that Barack Obama upholds is the Soviet constitution, not this one.” • In his first fundraising letter since announcing his intention to run for Senate, he bragged: “I was the first Member of Congress to call (Obama) a socialist who embraces Marxist–Leninist policies.” By reasonable standards, Broun should be disqualified from serious consideration for office. I say this not because he’s conservative, or a Republican; plenty of Democrats have also said plenty of stupid things. I say this because in this day and age, message is important. Words are important. And electing a cartoonishly retrograde buffoon to the U.S. Senate — not to put too fine a point on it — is a luxury Georgia simply cannot afford to indulge, no matter how much interesting copy it would make. We live in a world where education, stewardship of natural resources, and access to technology are the main predictors and arbiters of future success. Regardless of party, we need spokespeople who will advocate for us on those grounds, not leaders still fighting old ghosts on old battlefields. Scan the headlines to see what Georgians face in the real world: Drought. Water wars.

Climate change. River pollution. Air pollution. Sprawl. Poorly managed and prohibitively expensive nuclear projects. Stunning dropout rates. Declining test scores. Subpar work force. Joblessness. Obesity. Meth. Crack. Crime. Guns. Georgia is a state on the razor’s edge of environmental and social catastrophe. We need leaders who recognize this and don’t look to the 1800s for answers or solace. Or at a minimum, leaders who at least acknowledge that science exists! In addition to leaders no longer fighting the Civil War, we also need ones who’ve moved beyond the Cold War. As a Southern state with a history of lagging socio–economic indicators — many, to be fair, not entirely our fault — Georgia has relied on federal defense spending to prop up our economy for the past, oh, 100 years or so. But make no mistake: Truly massive defense cuts are coming, if not this year then soon enough. The growing emphasis on drones and small–unit, Navy SEAL–like operations will only hasten the trend toward dismantling the massive military facilities Georgia has leaned on during hard times. I fully understand that both Georgia’s senators are almost certainly going to be Republicans for the foreseeable future. There are plenty of states with two Democratic senators, and no one finds that bizarre. It’s fully to be expected that a conservative state would elect conservative leaders, and I have no problem with that whatsoever. But surely we can do better than Paul Broun. We must. Savannah Congressman Jack Kingston has showed interest in running for the Senate seat coveted by Paul Broun. While few people question Kingston’s conservatism, by the same token, few put Kingston in Broun’s league as far as tragically ill–informed and potentially catastrophic positions on crucial matters. Like Paul Broun, I believe in God. But I also believe God gave us our brains to use. And I hope voters in Georgia’s upcoming Republican Senate primary use theirs. For all our sakes.... cs

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If you see a pack of bicyclists taking up the road this Friday evening, do not be alarmed. Should you be driving a motor vehicle at this time, please do not attempt to drive around or, God forbid, through them. Refrain from unnecessary horn usage, as the cyclists are aware of your presence. The point of their ride is for you to be aware of theirs. This is Critical Mass, a loosely– organized wheeled sojourn through the city streets meant to raise bike consciousness and provide some free fun. These grassroots gatherings originated in San Francisco in the early ‘90s and are regular happenings in 300 cities around the world. Mostly held the last Friday of the month, the number of participants can range from a few dozen to tens of thousands. Savannah’s next Critical Mass

takes place Friday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. There have been several attempts to get the monthly ride going over the years, occasionally deteriorating into a intoxicated mess when merged with the city’s liberal to–go cocktail policy. This latest incarnation is facilitated by Joseph Padworski, a clean–cut 22 year–old from Long Island, NY, whose passion for biking around Savannah appears endless: A former pedicabbie, Padworski delivers sandwiches on his bike six days a week for Jimmy John’s and often spends the hours before and after cruising downtown. “I probably ride between 30 and 40 miles a day,” he estimates. “Savannah is such a great cycling city — no hills!”

He prefers a fixed–gear rig with no brakes, using his own momentum to come to a complete stop. He has found like minds among the city’s underground cycle culture, working with the Backyard Bike Co–op to help build bikes for needy citizens out of donated parts. “This is such a helpful community, everyone is so kind,” he says. Being out on the streets so much, Padworski has suffered his share of drivers who cut him off or worse. He decided to revive Critical Mass in Savannah to raise awareness for cyclists’ rights, but frankly, gathering up all his buddies for a long bike ride sounded pretty great, too. His first effort in January brought out over 50 people for a 20–mile loop that began at the Forsyth Park bandstand, meandered downtown and went into Thunderbolt past Savannah State. For this Friday’s ride, he plans to have points for people to peel off as

they like. “We move as a pack, like we’re our own car,” he explains. “The front people obey all traffic laws, and the rest follow.” This adherence to the rules of the road is key, as a few Critical Mass events in other cities have aggravated tensions between cyclists and drivers rather than ameliorate them. Incidents in San Francisco have clogged commutes and enraged people, causing a backlash against a movement that is trying to change attitudes towards sharing the road. “I think Critical Mass can be very positive. But it can devolve into a bit of a mob when folks are not being courteous,” says Drew Wade, chair of the Savannah Bicycle Campaign. “Because they feel disenfranchised as cyclists, they use this as a way to take out their frustrations. But I don’t get the sense that’s the case with this current group.”

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Critical Mass meets in front of the Forsyth Park Bandshell this Friday.

The Savannah Bicycle Campaign works at the city and state levels to incorporate bicycle–friendly points into official transportation policy, and while it doesn’t organize Critical Mass events, it is definitely down with the event’s intentions. “We certainly support the idea bicycles have the right to the road, and this is one way people choose to make a statement about that,” continues Wade. “As long as they follow the law, it’s a perfectly acceptable way of expressing the right of bikes to be on the road.” Padrowski also wholeheartedly encourages law–abiding and courteous behavior. He also asks that Critical Mass participants wear helmets

and bring lights. Participants will receive a laminated card to display in their wheel spokes. The hope is to attract a wide range of cyclists for the next ride, unified in the fight for bike rights and the love of the ride itself. “I’d love to see the road bike people join us, the older riders, the families,” says Padrowski. “This is for everyone who rides a bike and wants to raise awareness.” cs Critical Mass Savannah When: 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 Where: Meet at Forsyth Park bandshell Cost: Free Info: events/412032972204062


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by John Bennett

Bike award winners seek change for the better What makes a community bicycle friendly? Even people who don’t ride bikes can usually identify bicycle lanes, effective enforcement of traffic regulations and similar elements that make people feel safer and more comfortable, whether they are riding bikes for transportation or recreation or both. Who is responsible for putting such measures in place? The usual suspects are transportation and urban planners, law enforcement officers, elected officials and cycling and sustainable transportation advocacy organizations. Bicycle facilities and the process through which they are proposed, lobbied for, planned, implemented and used are the most easily recognized evidence that a community is safe and welcoming to cyclists. Yet in the most bicycle friendly communities there’s something less tangible, but no less powerful going on. In these places, bicycling has become part of the culture and a meaningful part of people’s lives. Cycling is important in these communities, some might even say cherished. At the same time, it is viewed as normal, even commonplace. In truly bicycle friendly communities, the subject of bicycling is not relegated to planning organization subcommittee hearings, limited to discussions at bicycle organization meetings, or mentioned only on

bicycling websites or specialized publications. Instead, bicycling is part of everyday conversations about the life of the community. In such a place you might pick up a weekly newspaper and expect to find, say, a regular column on bicycling. Well, maybe not. To my knowledge the publication you are reading is rare in that it features such a column. “The News Cycle,” which has been published in Connect Savannah since May 2011, wasn’t my idea. We have Editor–In–Chief Jim Morekis and the folks at Connect for that. “We were looking for a regular columnist from a grassroots nonprofit who was bringing measurable, positive change to Savannah, with a real connection to the community,” he said, when I asked him what spawned the idea for the column, which he thinks is unique. “There are dozens of columns in other alt–weeklies around the country involving urban planning, design and things like that, talking about bike paths and what not. But I’m unaware of any that are as cycling–specific as




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yours.” In addition to providing space for this column, Morekis and his staff have been instrumental in helping spread the word about the good things happening in Savannah, and also focusing attention on situations that deserve greater scrutiny and involvement by citizens, business leaders and government officials. “There’s no debate as to whether cycling is good for the community,” Morekis said. “It’s just a question of how to best to encourage and accommodate it into the future.” For his efforts to make cycling central to ongoing discussions about the future of our city, Morekis will receive the Savannah Bicycle Campaign’s second Pedal Medal Award on Feb. 21. The SBC will also recognize Maggie Kantor as its volunteer of the year. “Soon after she moved to Savannah, Maggie immediately jumped on board with our events,” according to SBC chairman Drew Wade. “She is not only a reliable contributor to existing efforts, but has also improved on them and with her creativity and enthusiasm has helped them to grow. We’re thrilled to have Maggie on our side.” Kantor had been involved with Bike Athens and after arriving here she sought out the Savannah Bicycle Campaign. Like Morekis, she sees bicycling as not just something to enjoy, which she does, but a potential solution to many problems facing our

community. “I think bikes are really important for Savannah in particular and people in general. Bikes are cheap and (relatively) easy to maintain agents of sustainable change,” she explained. “When you ride a bike, you see how beautiful a neighborhood is or how a street might need repairs. You are more physically and emotionally connected with your community on a bike. If everyone in Savannah hopped on a bike, they could skip the traffic jams, enjoy the live oak lined streets, and really get to know their city.” Proceeds from our Pedal Medal celebration will help fund a Bike Restoration and Education Center, to serve as center of cycling activities in Savannah–Chatham, to provide a physical presence for SBC and to allow for collection and rehabilitation of discarded bicycles to be put into safe operating condition and distributed to members of the community who have limited means for transportation and often resort to dangerously ill–fitted, poorly maintained bicycles. cs

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Until after the Civil War, it was illegal to teach black children to read and write. The city of Savannah passed laws in 1817 and 1839 that forbade such education, as did the state of Georgia in 1829. Violations were punishable by a $500 fine for whites. For blacks, the fine was $100 and/or public lashing. But the urge to learn was strong, and loopholes within the laws allowed for a culture of study to develop. Local teachers like Matilda Taylor and Mary Wodehouse conducted lessons in secret, their students arriving with their books wrapped in newspaper to hide them from suspicious neighbors. As many as seven secret schools were in operation by 1860, and many Savannah citizens turned a blind eye, some out of beneficence, others because they believed educated slaves could better help on the plantation.   It wasn’t until the Beach Institute was founded in 1867 by the Freedmen’s Bureau that black children had a legal place to learn in Savannah. It was followed in 1873 by the West Broad Street School, established by the Board of Education. The fascinating histories of these two educational institutions are the topic of “The Beach Institute Meets West Broad Street School: A Black Education in Savannah,” a program and exhibit taking place Friday, Feb. 22 at the

Ships of the Sea Museum. A dynamic collaboration between the Black Heritage Festival and the Ships of the Sea Museum, the evening will be led by Dr. Annette Brock, the first African–American woman to act as president of Savannah State University. Dr. Brock is the current chair of the King–Tisdale Cottage Foundation, which manages the Beach Institute African American Cultural Center. She will be joined by scholar and storyteller Vaughnette Goode– Walker, who spends her days leading tours of Savannah’s African–American history. Goode–Walker values the significance of education from a historical perspective as well as a personal one: Her mother taught home economics at Tompkins High School for 30 years. She iterates the impact the new schools made on the newly–freed population. “The Beach Institute was the first school built for blacks in the city of Savannah, the neighborhood surrounding it was named for it. It was the anchor of the community,” she explains. “Education was extremely important. There had been a whole generation of illiteracy. People needed jobs, they needed to be trained.”

Named for Scientific American editor Alfred E. Beach for his donation of funds for the site, the Beach Institute (not to be confused with the public high school on the west side of the city) opened in the fall of 1873. Tuition was a dollar a month. It was turned over to the Board of Education in 1874. The institute’s most famous alumni was newspaper publisher Robert Sengstacke Abbott, who attended in 1886. Abbott went on to found the Chicago Defender, a successful newsweekly aimed at African–American readers that featured the writing of Langston Hughes. “He always came back, and he wrote about Savannah in the Defender,” says Goode–Walker. Attendance dropped off as other schools for black children opened around town, and after 1919, the institute evolved into the Harris Trade School, a precursor to Savannah Technical College. Goode–Walker remembers that her mother used to teach sewing there at night. Now a cultural center dedicated to the preservation of African–American history, the Beach Institute houses the permanent collection of artist Ulysses S. Davis as well as artifacts from its days as a school, including diplomas and an invitation announcing the invocation of the 1911 graduating class at Second African Baptist Church.

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Across town on what is now MLK Blvd., the West Broad Street School opened its doors to black students in 1873 in the tony Scarbrough House, the current home the Ships of the Sea Museum. While the Beach Institute was staffed primarily by white teachers, the West Broad Street School was staffed by black educators, including tailor and teacher James Potter. Born to free black parents in Charleston, SC, Potter taught children in Savannah secretly before Emancipation and became the first principal at the West Broad Street School. However, when Potter moved over to the Beach Institute, he found he could only rise to the position of assistant professor, points out Ships of the Sea Curator of Exhibits and Education Wendy Melton. “By then the Freedmen’s Bureau had been taken over by Savannah’s white elite, and they didn’t think that black people could educate themselves,” says Melton ruefully. Melton researched a retrospective of the Scarbrough House’s educational history titled A Thirst for Learning: A History of the West Broad Street School 1873–1962. The exhibit fascinated Goode–Walker when she first saw it in 2011, and its six large panels featuring photos and stories will be on display during Friday evening’s program. “Vaughnette liked the idea of giving it a second life,” Melton explains. “It gives us the opportunity to put up the exhibition again for a short viewing and give people context as to why this location is significant to African American History.” The evening will also announce the launch of the museum’s exclusive online exhibitions, including its history as the West Broad Street School and the documented history of the slave ship Wanderer. It’s also a chance to visit the Ships of the Sea’s breathtaking new North Garden. “I commend the Ships of the Sea for highlighting this piece of the building’s history,” affirms Goode– Walker. “I’m excited to walk through the relationship between these two schools and the history of black education in Savannah.” cs


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I strive to be the best party guest on the planet. I’ll bring the champagne. I’ll wear a costume. I’ll dance with your Aunt Gladys. I’ll listen raptly, cocktail in hand, to your boring co–worker wax on about Estonian wool felting. However, when it comes to actually planning the party, I get a little overwhelmed. Just planning tea and snacks for my daughter and her stuffed animals stresses me out. (Really, the damn cow puppet has to be a vegetarian? The elephant won’t sit next to Polly Pocket because of “family issues”? Mommy’s just going to add a little slosh of grown– up juice to her tea, m’kay?) In the months leading up my son’s bar mitzvah last week — an intimate affair of every single blood relative residing in the Western Hemisphere — it was very tempting to lock myself in the bathroom and read back issues of National Geographic. Fortunately for me and my weak constitution, one of the high points of living here is that Savannah already knows how to throw a party — all I had to do was show up. For those of you unfamiliar with the Jewish milestone of the bar mitzvah (bat mitzvah = girls), it is when a boy becomes a man and his parents and grandparents go broke celebrating the miracle that they have kept him alive this long. In my husband’s large and illustrious Southern family, a bar or bat mitzvah starts Thursday afternoon and does not end until the host family falls into a deep coma on their sofa Sunday afternoon, forcing everyone else to either do the dishes or leave. Having never attempted to plan anything of such magnitude (my mother and mother–in–law took over our wedding plans after my husband and I announced our intentions to incorporate the dog), I was very grateful when Mindy Nash of M. Nash Events suggested her services. I’m pretty sure “therapist” is not part of an event planner’s pay grade, but Mindy managed to talk

Colored lights transformed the American Legion ballroom for the Big Bar Mitzvah.

me out from under my kitchen table many times over the last six months as I tried to navigate the world of lined invitation envelopes and water bead centerpieces. Even printing up a simple booklet for the Saturday synagogue service had me apoplectic. I found another angel in Ena Humphries at OfficeMax on Abercorn, who gently guided me to her desk after she found me at the copier, weeping over trying to print eight pages backwards, kosher–style. (“Darlin’. That’s not how you use a stapler.”) “It’s like planning a wedding!” people kept exclaiming, which does provide a certain context, except only one person is being honored and he’s not old enough to get married, let alone drive. But I needn’t have worried about my party-planning insecurities, because our Hostess City had it covered. We booked a block of rooms at the swanky–but–reasonable Marshall House, omitting to our guests that it may be the most haunted hotel in America. Ever the consummate hospitality professionals, the front desk fielded phone calls all weekend long from our young Raleigh cousins about things going bump in the night. Chef Brian Palefsky, general manager Danny Steinfeldt and the rest of the 45 Bistro staff served everyone spectacular

meals on Friday evening and Sunday morning, and James and Rex at the bar kept ‘em coming. Adam Wilkins of Oglethorpe Tours ferried our party visitors to and fro and around town so they could take full advantage of our to–go cup policy. The Saturday morning service was the main event, and our boy sang like an angel up into the hallowed heights of Congregation Mickve Israel. My dear husband, normally a real cut–up who enjoys punctuating dramatic moments with chicken noises, gave a speech that didn’t leave a dry eye in the room. Then it was time to get our party on: Working within our budget, Mindy transformed American Legion Post #135 into a kickin’ nightclub with columns of colored lights from Advanced A/V— a brilliant décor option that was a fraction of what it would have cost to fill the room with flowers. She also had the idea of renting black couches from Aaron’s Furniture on the cheap-cheap to create a “VIP section” for the tweenagers. Dreamweaver Photography squeezed in a photobooth next to the bar, near a basket of party favors (inexpensive nylon “Club Lightning” backpacks from Advertising Specialty Services.) The Legion’s Dan “Agent” Mulder remained serene as a Buddha during it all.

Lumineers’ “Hey Ho.” See, in spite of me, the entire weekend went off without a hitch. Even Mother Nature was in cahoots, holding back rain for the weekend and bursting out all over in azaleas, daffodils, freesias and camellias. I imagine some might sniff that such a to–do was a bit much for a 13 year–old boy–man with blue hair. But all of us, including the bar mitzvah boy, understood that this shebang wasn’t really about him. The point of what our people call a simcha is to gather all our loved ones and community in a single place to express our gratitude for putting up with us. And maybe to brag a teeny bit that, yes, we raised this excellent kid and forced him to learn enough Hebrew to stand in for Rabbi Robert Haas for a day. Our guests clapped us on the backs as they left Sunday afternoon, sated and absolutely enchanted with Savannah. But I can’t take an ounce of credit for any of it. All I did was unlock the bathroom door. cs


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The expenses mounted, but my wardrobe wasn’t one of them: I rocked a six–dollar blazer from the new Goodwill on Broughton and my dear departed bubbie’s sequined butterfly blouse. (To paraphrase the song of the moment, Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop,” I wore my grandma’s clothes, and if I do say so myself, I looked incredible.) Our guests marveled at Betty Bombers chef Seth Musler’s delectable catering — especially the popcorn chicken mixed with actual kettle corn and the blue kids’ drinks that matched the bar mitzvah boy’s hair. The chocolate fountain was pure Bacchanalian decadence but so worth seeing the children’s mad delight, and the cupcakes by Natasha Gaskill had every face streaked with Nutella frosting. Savannah’s favorite house band Soap did a tremendous turn with “Hava Nagila” as we danced the hora and lifted the boy up on a chair just like in the Old Country, and they forged a new family tradition with the group sing-a-long of The

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Blotter All cases from recent Savannah/ Chatham Police Dept. incident reports

That’s a LOT of stolen cars A four–month investigation into the thefts of over 30 vehicles from multiple dealerships resulted in the arrest of 12 people and the recovery of many items taken in burglaries, thefts and auto break–ins.

Charges range from weapons charges to burglary to theft, to fleeing to elude and traffic violations. Central Precinct detectives with help from Downtown Precinct detectives began working on the investigation after five vehicles were stolen following a burglary at Vaden Nissan in Statesboro. Police started recovering the cars in Savannah, some of which were being used by perpetrators of other crimes. Soon, other burglaries were being committed in Savannah where keys were being stolen and vehicles taken.

They included two vehicles from Dan Vaden Nissan, Nov. 6; two more from Dan Vaden, Nov. 9; nine from Fuller Chevrolet in Rincon, Nov. 20; 14 from Savannah Toyota, Dec. 7; an undetermined number stolen from Granger Nissan in Garden City, Dec. 24; and one from Critz Buick–GMC Jan. 3. In all, 32 vehicles were stolen. Eventually, all 32 vehicles were recovered, but not before some of them were damaged in crashes. Some were found hidden in parking lots of apartment complexes and along residential streets. Others were used for other crimes. Information was received confirming that the thieves were using them for criminal purposes and, in some cases, selling or leasing the keys to others to commit crimes as well. Arrested so far were: Kenneth Allen, 19: burglary, providing false name, obstruction, theft by taking, auto; two counts burglary; theft by taking; probation violation. Barsheen Lang, 21: commercial burglary, three counts of burglary and one of burglary; two counts of

criminal damage to property; two counts of theft by taking; altered ID; possession of drug–related object for use; criminal damage to property. Kareem Wall, 20: theft by receiving stolen property and theft by receiving stolen property, auto. Brandon Williams, 18: theft by receiving stolen property; theft by taking; speeding; reckless driving; no proof of insurance, no seat belt, adult; no permit; fleeing/attempting to elude officers, first degree; state custody hold for the Statesboro Police Department; and probation violation. Stephen Walker, 20: Theft, auto. Malik Saheed Stephens, 18: theft by receiving; fleeing to elude. Devontae Hinton, 20: Theft by receiving stolen auto. Alyscia Taylor, 18: Hindering apprehension or punishment. Marvin Bryant: Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; obstruction by fleeing; three burglary; three theft

by receiving; Jeffery Williams, 23: theft by receiving stolen property; use of a firearm by a convicted felon in a crime; fleeing to elude; obstruction; contempt of court; seven counts of theft by receiving. Derrick A. McDaniel, 25: Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; theft by receiving stolen property, firearm; obstruction; loitering or prowling; reckless driving; two counts driving with a suspended or revoked license; two counts of leaving an accident while failing to provide aid or information; probation violation. Jawyan Pringle: possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; obstruction of an officer with injury; conspiracy to violate the controlled substance act; and two counts of probation violation. cs Give anonymous crime tips to Crimestoppers at 234-2020

A rugby player friend of mine says one reason for the serious injuries in American football is pads and helmets. He says players can hit harder because of protective equipment and do so knowing they will suffer less injury than those on the receiving end. Also, he claims that if players went back to oneplatoon football, meaning they played both offense and defense, the size of the players on offense and defense would be smaller and more equal and there would be less chance of a big, fast linebacker laying flat a receiver or quarterback. Any truth to either of these lines of thought, or is it just rugby snobbery? —Sam Johnson It’s partly rugby snobbery, but never mind. Is it true? Probably yes. The concept here is called risk homeostasis or risk compensation. It holds that everyone engaged in a dangerous activity has a personal risk-vs.-reward level they’ll stick to no matter what. In other words, if you force someone playing a contact sport to wear protective equipment, they’ll take bigger risks to bring the overall danger back to the level they’re comfortable with. Does that sound self-destructive? If only. When risky behavior increases, others may bear the brunt. A watershed 1975 study of automobile safety measures theorized that motorists increased their driving “intensity” if they felt safer behind the wheel, leading to fewer driver and passenger deaths but more dead pedestrians. Applying this theory to football, one might suppose that as players

competition since 1937. • Studies have found hockey players wearing only upper-face protection get injured more than those wearing full face masks, and also more likely to engage in illegal behavior. • Helmet-wearing bicyclists not only suffer fewer serious injuries but also use hand signals more and obey the rules of the road. On closer examination, though, the last two cases may not be exceptions after all. Bike helmets are generally optional equipment (for adults at least), and anyone who wears protective headgear without being compelled to is by definition a cautious sort. Likewise, you have to wonder if differences among hockey players can be attributed to more aggressive types who, given the choice, pick headgear that offers less protection. A concept related to risk compensation is moral hazard, where people do dangerous things because they won’t suffer the consequences. One much-studied question is why American League batters have gotten hit by pitches 15 percent more often than their National League counterparts since imposition of the designated hitter rule. For many, the explanation is obvious: since AL pitchers don’t bat, a beanball thrower doesn’t risk retaliation. But some researchers say an equally important factor is that DHs are much better hitters than the pitchers they replace and thus likelier targets for brushbacks and beanings. Finally, would going back to oneplatoon football would make the game safer? There’s virtually no data. On the one hand it seems obvious that if the same squad had to play both ways, no team could afford 300-pound linemen. Then again, linebacker Lawrence Taylor, whose brutal quarterback sacks famously gave rise to the 300-pound blind-side offensive tackle, was a relative lightweight at 240 pounds. So I’m not convinced a no-sub rule would give us a kinder, gentler game. CS







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switched from simple leather helmets to today’s elaborate headgear, they’d hit harder, use their heads more, and generally play more recklessly. In fact that seems to have been what happened. When hard plastic football helmets became popular after World War II, tackling methods shifted, so that by the early 60s players had gone from tackling shoulder first to head first. Possibly as a result, tackling injuries in the years from 1955 through 1964 rose significantly compared to a decade earlier. This eventually led to rule changes, notably a ban on “spearing” (hits delivered via a lowered head), and better standards for helmets. To be clear, helmets do work—up to a point. Experiments have shown, for example, that a helmet reduces the impact of heading a soccer ball traveling at 35 MPH from 19 g to 8 g. But protecting against obvious dangers often just makes the problems more insidious. While helmets reduce skull fractures and deaths, they also encourage players to endure frequent concussions that over a career add up to brain damage. Risk compensation isn’t limited to football. Examples from other sports: • A study of little leaguers found kids using soft rather than standard baseballs suffered more injuries, probably due to taking bigger fielding risks and being less afraid of wild pitches. • Researchers found rugby players who wore helmets tackled harder than those without. • The use of quick-release bindings and helmets by skiers and snowboarders may have led to more risk-taking and associated casualties. Risk compensation may not apply to all sports, though: • Before masks and pierce-resistant jackets, fencing was infamous for blindings, other serious injuries, and death, even when using blunted foils. After protective gear became mandatory, injury and death rates plummeted, and the sport has seen only seven fatalities in international






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news of the weird Not Even a Pin Drop Officials at England’s 12th-century St. Peter’s Church in Seaford, East Sussex, which is renowned for its eerie quiet, created a 30-minute CD recently of near-total silence, first as a smallscale fundraising project, but later for general sales (since word-of-mouth had attracted orders from as far away as Ghana). Those who have heard it said they could make out only the occasional squeaking of footsteps on the wooden floor (and the very distant hum of passing cars). Said one admiring parishioner, “People sometimes like to sit down and just have a bit of peace and quiet.”

Government in Action • France has seen its wolf population gradually increase from near-extinction in the 1930s, but still classifies the predator as a “protected” species. However, sheep farmers increasingly complain that wolves’ attacks are reducing their herds. Therefore, in a recently proposed “National Wolf Plan,” the government boldly gave headline-writers around the world material for rejoicing: a national program to “educate” the wolves. Individual wolves known to have attacked sheep would be caught, marked and briefly detained, with the hope that they would learn their lesson from that trauma and from then on, pass up sheep and turn instead to rabbits, boar and deer. (Said one critic, “You might as well try to educate a shark.”) • Updates: The Treasury

Department’s inspector general for tax Great Art! administration revealed in January • Not Expected to Fly Off the Shelf: that twice as many fraudulent income Iceland’s menswear designer Sruli tax refunds were paid to inmates in Recht’s autumn/winter 2013 collection, 2011 (173,000) as for the tax year 2010. debuting in Paris in January, included However, the IRS claimed that the a ring made from a four-inch slice of fraudulent returns it did manage to his own skin (removed during recent stop totaled $2.5 billion (almost half abdomen surgery, then salted and of which was disingenuously claimed tanned to give it sturdiby two inmates). Also, the ness). The ring (called Department of Health and “Forget Me Knot”) Human Service’s inspector carries a price tag of general revealed in January $500,000 - considering that Medicare was illegally that the rest of the ring FRANCE HAS billed for $120 million is 24k gold. THE WORLD’S from 2009 to 2011 for ser• In Russia’s coldest BEST-EDUCATED vices used by inmates and region (the Siberian WOLVES illegal immigrants - neither republic of Yakutia), category of which is authoartist Mikhail Boprized to use Medicare. posov created a mas• Recurring Theme: As sive, nearly 900-pound of January, New York City cobra statue (honoring music teacher Aryeh Eller, the Chinese Year of the 46, has almost reached Snake) - made entirely a milestone in his battle of cow dung. Though with the Board of Educaat this time of the year tion. Soon, he will have the sculpture freezes, earned a million dollars Bopposov plans to sell it in salary and benefits when it melts, since fersince the board removed him from tilizer is a valuable commodity during the classroom 13 years ago and disthe region’s short summers. patched him to a light-duty “rubber room” after complaints of fondling and Police Blotter sexual harassment in the one year that • Hard Times: According to police he actually taught. An arbitrator had in Idaho Falls, Idaho, Mark Carroll, 18, found insufficient evidence for his termasked and armed with a handgun, is mination, but the board refuses to let the one who threatened and robbed the him back in the classroom, fearing he is night-shift clerk at the Maverik convea danger to students. nience store on New Year’s morning.

The clerk was Donna Carroll, Mark’s mother, but police said that it was not an “inside” job and that she still does not believe the man behind the mask was her son. • Major Crimes Unit: (1) Sheriff ’s deputies in Tampa were searching in January for the thief who stole a wallet from a car and used the victim’s debit card three times - once at a gas station and twice to wash clothes in the laundry room of the Countrywood Apartments. (2) Edward Lucas, 33, was arrested in Slidell, La., in November and charged with theft from the sheriff ’s department headquarters. Lucas reportedly had walked in and requested a file, and while he was waiting (as surveillance video later confirmed), he furtively swiped three ball-point pens from the reception area. • Judges in Danger: (1) Sheriff ’s deputies in Ozaukee County, Wis., identified Shelly Froelich, 48, as the woman who allegedly called the jail in January and asked if Judge Thomas Wolfgram was in, and when informed that he wasn’t but that he’d be in court the following morning, said, “Good. Tell him I have a hit on him.” Deputies said Froelich’s son was in lockup and that his mom had several times before issued threats to judges after her son had been arrested. (2) James Satterfield, 58, was arrested in Cobb County, Ga., in December after police said he wrote a letter to the wife of Judge Reuben Green vowing to eat the couple’s children after “cook(ing) them first to make them more palatable.”

People With Issues Michael Selleneit, 54, pleaded guilty in January to several charges including attempted murder in an October 2011 attack on a neighbor, who Selleneit had declared was raping Selleneit’s wife - “telepathically.” In fact, police said, Selleneit had been making that claim “for years,” though he had not taken action until October 2011. His wife, Meloney, was also charged, as she allegedly goaded her husband on, telling him to “go for it,” and even supplying the gun. Both spouses have been extensively examined by mental health professionals, and it turns out that Michael is the saner of the two. He had been ruled “competent” to stand trial, but Meloney has so far not been.

Perspective Joint findings of Great Britain’s Ministry of Justice, Home Office and Office for National Statistics, published in January, revealed that 99 out of every 100 recent sexual offenses in England and Wales have ultimately gone unpunished. According to the report (covering 2011), 473,000 sexual offenses occurred, with 53,700 recorded by the police and 5,600 resulting in convictions. The lack of official reporting by victims is even less understandable than in the United States, since government compensation is available to certain victims under British law.

Least Competent Criminals A massive, fraudulent test-taking scheme spanning three Southern states came to a halt in 2009 after going undetected for 15 years. In February 2012, Clarence Mumford Sr., 59, pleaded guilty as the mastermind of the syndicate that charged schoolteachers thousands of dollars to have proxy test-takers sit for them in mandatory qualifications exams. The 2009 incident that brought the scheme to light was when one hired proxy (Memphis, Tenn., science teacher Shantell Shaw) decided to take both a morning test for one teacher and an afternoon test for another teacher, at the same location, while wearing the same pink baseball cap. CS



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Conversations with musical Mutt Cory Branan There’s something unsettling about the cover of Mutt, singer/songwriter Cory Branan’s just–released third album, on indie Bloodshot Records. A nude woman stands beneath a boom box and a garland of plastic magnolias, in what looks like a cheaply–paneled trailer. She’s wearing a papier–mache alligator mask. “That was a dream I had,” explains the Mississippi born–and–bred Branan, laughing. “I wanted a Folk Art Mississippi Swamp Muse. I couldn’t find a gator mask, so I had to actually make that. It’s still sitting on my mantel at the house.” In other words, the explanation is = there’s no explanation. That’s a proper mantra, too, for this road–tested troubadour’s impressionistic story–songs. Branan, who’ll share the Jinx stage Feb. 21 with his old buddy Jon Snodgrass (from Drag the River) is part of an eclectic group of gritty Southern songwriters who set their own hearts afire and sing about the thrill — and agony — of the flames. American Songwriter named “The Corner,” from Mutt, one of the Best Songs of 2012. “My records aren’t a diary,” Branan tells me. “I don’t write like that. I find that when things are very personal, and very close to me, I will put them in a character. I won’t sing them as myself. I will change the gender, I will change the setting, change the story.” He’s about to start recording the followup to Mutt. “There’s a song on the next record dealing with the death of my father,” Branan continues. “The song has nothing to do with the father–son

Singer/songwriter Cory Branan and the cover of Mutt, featuring his “Folk Art Mississippi Swamp Muse.”

relationship. It’s just this feeling that I had, and I completely cast it into something. You probably wouldn’t be able to pick out which song it is. “You want it to have that edge, but you have to sharpen it with distance, you know? You just need perspective on things. You don’t want to be tugging on heartstrings you haven’t earned.” There’s also a new song called, with tongue firmly in cheek, “The No–Hit Wonder.” Branan almost broke big in 2003, when no less than Rolling Stone included him in its “Hot Singer– Songwriter” issue, accompanied by a pinup–ready beefcake photo. The phone, however, did not start ringing off the hook. “I kinda knew what it was as it went along,” Branan chuckles. “It was just a lucky break with a monster publicist that believed in the stuff. It was a

good press run is what it was. It was never organized; I was on a small, one–man label. It was nothing. It was pop press for a folk act.” He found no great reason to change his life. “I just took to the road, kept on it and never stopped.” In the spring, he’ll be back out on the national circuit, opening for the Gaslight Anthem. As for Snodgrass, “I don’t know if we’re going to do it this time, but usually we do this kind of tandem show — one song, one song, one song,” Branan says. “So it’s nebulous. We take a lot of left turns.” With his midnight–campfire guitar playing and a roughshod singing voice redolent of whiskey and cigarettes, Branan’s live show is electrifying and thought–provoking. Just don’t call him a “sensitive singer/songwriter.” Heaven forbid.

“I’m trying to entertain,” he says. “I don’t like going to a show where somebody’s standing up there thinking you should listen to them ‘cause it’s hard. If you can’t get their attention, you don’t deserve it.”

Exciting stuff

• Mojo, opening shortly at 307 W. River St. (the former Live Wire Music Hall) is stirring up some seriously good music. On March 9, Eye Candy makes its local debut. This band includes former Drive–By Truckers Shonna Tucker and John Nef. A Savannah native, Neff is a killer pedal steel player. More on this soon. • Meanwhile, Live Wire Sounds (the Robertson family) has been booking some cool shows at Dub’s Pub, including last week’s Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band and Bitch Please double–bill. Keep it here for more Live Wire Sounds stuff. CS





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The third annual Savannah Stopover — performances by more than 80 independent bands and artists from all over the country — takes place Thursday–Saturday, March 7–9 at various locations around town.

Our in–depth profiles and capsule exams start with this issue, and will appear consistently for the next two weeks. By the time the event rolls around, you’ll have a pretty good idea of who and what you want to see and hear. The full schedule and ticket information can be found at Shall we begin?





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Jonathan Toubin is, in the vernacular of his beloved ‘60s, a boss jock.

A good DJ is like an artist — creating and maintaining moods and mojo for people to lose themselves in. And on the New York club scene, no disc jockey is more boss than Toubin, whose Night Train dance parties make the faithful flock from the boroughs and beyond. He plays only vintage rhythm ‘n’ blues 45s, in a blood, sweat ‘n’ beers program he calls the Soul Clap Off and Dance Party. So cool that Rolling Stone has written numerous pieces about him, Toubin has expanded his regular Friday–night gig at New York’s Home Sweet Home, and regular stints at the famous Brooklyn Bowl, to include national and even overseas tours. He’s that good. It was on such a road trip, in December 2011, that Toubin was nearly killed in Portland, Ore. A cab driver, suffering a diabetic seizure, accelerated through a motel wall and crushed him as he lay sleeping during a rare night off. The incident left Toubin with multiple fractures, crushed lungs, a punctured liver and other serious injuries. He was comatose for a solid month. His friends and fans rallied their support. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs played a benefit show for him. Feeling much better, thanks, Toubin tells us he’s still physically struggling a bit, but every day is an improvement on the last. And he’s raring to bring his big box o’vinyl to the Savannah Stopover. Connect interviewed Toubin, at his request, via Facebook Messenger. continues on p. 24




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Was it all R&B etc. always? Or were you playing punk, garage, rock stuff, or more modern dance music? Did you eventually whittle it down to soul and R&B? Jonathan Toubin: No, I was primarily a punk and rock ‘n’ roll DJ. The R&B came about when I started trying to get people to dance. I didn’t want to play disco, house, electro, contemporary hip hop, ‘80s hits, and other subgenres of music people like dancing to — but I couldn’t relate to. So I started experimenting with music that had drums and guitars and rawness — but still a killer beat and groove — and took the long way to my current destination ... guess I should clarify that bar DJs aren’t expected to make people dance — so it didn’t become a concern until I started getting invited to do dance rooms and parties.

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Kinda, yeah. Are you saying you sucked in the beginning and eventually got better? Jonathan Toubin: Well, I did suck at the beginning and got better but that’s not what I’m trying to say. Some people’s path is mapped out in advance and even if it’s not, they have a destination. I had no destination. I would be playing a party with a bunch of the art and underground music scene people I knew, and would be surprised when I threw down a little known thrift shop soul record how it brought everybody together. Then I’d also be surprised how the same records wouldn’t work in a bar with a similar crowd of people, but a completely different setting. Again I would learn something else when I had to play after house guys and hit DJs when I entered the dance arena. All of this is hard when you still want to remain yourself — and retain your beliefs, aesthetics, conviction, etc. — but you still need to make people happy and not ruin the party. But in retrospect I think I could have learned a lot of what I know now by just planning ahead and strategizing. So that’s what I mean by the long way. Everything was learned and articulated one song at a time, one gig at a time, etc.

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From my time in radio, I found the endless repetition of the songs I loved the most tended to make me ... well, tired of them. Have you ever found this to be the case? Angela Wieland



Jonathan Toubin: Definitely! I sometimes try and make sure I don’t play the same song in a given month (unless it’s new to me and I’m excited to play it). When I started getting a name for myself and touring, I thought it was necessary to have these blocks of songs with transitions worked out every time (as you know, 45s aren’t so easy to juxtapose as they

all have fade–outs etc., and the bands speed up throughout and awkward intros, etc) — so I’d play five or six songs in a row and I’d know how people would react and I could impress people with how I went from one to the other plus deliberately increase or decrease the energy or keep the flow. Well, to make a long story short, I got bored and decided that everything needed to be completely random and pragmatic based on the records and the dancers and other details that come up at the time. This not only made me a better DJ in a Zen sort of way, but it made my choices more infinite. And while I hate repetition (and hence have a dozens of records every month habit) and am easily bored, I recognize that audiences love it (“do you have that track you played last time you were in town?” etc). So it’s still a complex issue for me. I mean all great DJs have signature songs that people identify with them, and that can’t be achieved without repetition.



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With three memorable Savannah shows already chalked up, the Tennessee band this mountain (all lower–case, if you please) is primed and ready to return for the 2013 Stopover. Although this mountain began as a primarily acoustic band, anyone who compares the self–titled 2011 EP with Future Ghost, last year’s full–length debut, will hear a marked change in both songwriting strength and musical texture. With atmospheric organ haunts, heavily reverb’d guitar and almost ghostly washed of vocals, this mountain is a clearly a band in the throes of evolution.

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“If people compare us to My Morning Jacket, Fleet Foxes and Wilco, that’s welcome,” says singer and guitarist Matt Martin. “Those are the kind of bands that have enough people and enough talent to where, if they have an idea — even if it veers away from their specific genre, or what people expect of them — they have fun with it. I mean, every Wilco record is a different experience.” Drummer Andrew Gibbens, who co–founded this mountain with Martin (they write most of the lyrics together, too) agrees that change is a very good thing. “We’ve already started writing new music,” he reports, “and the production of our first release has definitely influenced the way we’re writing now. It’s given Zach (Chandler), our lead guitarists, some good ideas. And that gets incorporated into the live shows. There’s more keyboards and stuff like that.” Rich and exciting, this mountain’s live shows are nevertheless a different animal from the recordings. “I like it when a record sounds a little different from the live show,” says Martin. “You get two–for–one. You don’t want to go see a band and hear them play exactly like the record, in the exact order.” Bassist Taylor Green and cello player Cody Ledford also switch off on keyboards in a this mountain performance, while banjo man Patrick Taylor is still front and center — whatever the aural experience. In the studio, things are changing. “We’ve all played in bands in the past, and everyone in the band at this point is completely focused on servicing the song,” explains Martin. “If I like a banjo part that Patrick likes, but if he doesn’t feel it, that’s his decision. It’s for the benefit of the song. There’s no ego involved.” Gibbens has a Masters degree in Divinity, and works as a hospice chaplain in the band’s hometown, Johnson City. According to Martin, the drummer’s ability to really listen — and to explain things — is immeasurably helpful when there might be differences of musical opinion. Gibbens: “My philosophy of drumming, if you will, is one of conversation. The drums are what kind of maintain the conversation, musically. As for me as a chaplain, one with theological training, listening is one of the primary things that’s involved. “For instance, I could never be a preacher. That’s not me. It’s not my personality. But to me, this all blends together really well.” The evolution of this mountain — from countrified Americana to space–age acoustic rock ‘n’ roll visionaries — is an ongoing process, according to Martin. “Half the fun of being in a band with six people who can play multiple instruments is that when I bring in a song and they add their ideas, I get to hear the song back in a whole new way,” he says. “ It’s all just as entertaining for us to try and expand and stretch our sound live. Because it keeps things interesting.” On our website: Watch the band’s video for “Desert.”




Dent May

At midnight Saturday, March 9 at Hang Fire Move over, Todd Rundgren. Dent May is the new president of the one– man overdub club. In fact, the Mississippi–born May remembers a photograph of Rundgren, inside the gatefold of the classic Something/Anything album. The artist is standing in the middle of a messy home studio, arms outstretched, surrounded by guitars, drums, keyboards, amps, microphones and miles of audio cable. Master of all he surveys. “That image has stuck with me forever,” May says. “And I’ve always kind of had this romantic idea of being the home recording guy who makes these weird, home–made pop tunes.” After a wacky one–off debut LP called The Good Feeling Music of Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele, he recorded the psych–pop masterpiece Do Things in 2011. It’s an intoxicating cocktail of ‘60s pop and rock, ‘70s soul and disco, and deliriously futuristic musical musings. With very few exceptions, May — who left NYU Film School to concentrate on music–making — played and sang every note on the record himself. “Since I was 13 years old, I’ve been in a bunch of bands, and I just found it hard to deal with other people,” says the Oxford resident. “I’m sort of a control freak. “Even the most simple melody, I feel like I can play it in a way that’s

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different — I’m not saying better than the way other people play it, but it’s like I can hear the final product of my song. What it’s going to sound like. So it’s a lot easier for me to just do it than teach parts to other people. “Sometimes I get a horn player, or somebody coming in to play an instrument I don’t know how to play. And sometimes they’re really good at picking stuff up; sometimes they’re not. And I’m like ‘God, I need to learn how to play the saxophone!’” Inspired by the clever pop/rock of Elvis Costello and the Attractions, the Cars and XTC, May was always musically hungry for more. Growing up lonely in a small Mississippi town, he says, his “best friend” was the Internet. “I was always reading about music and musicians, and art in general,” he explains. “So of course, I would go back further and further — Burt Bacharach, Tin Pan Alley ... I’ve always voraciously digested as much information and music as I could. I try to learn about everything with an open mind. That’s where I started hearing ‘80s soul and disco.” With its addictive disco flourishes, “Best Friend,” a standout track on Do Things, could be a long–lost jukebox hit from the 1970s. “As soon as I hear someone say ‘disco sucks,’ May enthuses, ”I’m like ‘Yeah? I’m gonna show you that it doesn’t.” “Because I was on the Internet all the time, I think I was inspired by all that’s out there. I wanted to just consume it all, and vomit it into whatever I came up with myself.” Ever–restless, May has just taken temporary digs in St. Augustine, Florida, where he intends to fully nurse the muse (between tour dates with his band) and record his third album (for Paw Tracks, Animal Collective’s label). “Something changed between that last album and now, and I feel like I’m more productive and stuff like that,” he admits. “There’s definitely going to be some funky elements and some disco elements, but there’s a grand piano here — that’s a big part of why I rented the house — so there’s definitely more of a piano–ballad feel on some of the songs. And maybe not as overbearingly, relentlessly happy.”


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Sunday, March 3, 2013 Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church 5pm $16-$55 A capella concert from the Savannah Philharmonic Chorus with a variety of repertoire including music from the German Romantic period. Featured pieces inlcude the beautiful Lo, the Full, Final Sacrifice (Finzi) and Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing (Howells). Also including traditional songs like Moon River, Deep River and a medley from Porgy and Bess. ORGAN ACCOMPANIST: Monica Harper

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Prince Rama

There’s more to Prince Rama’s hypnotic psychedelia than swirling colors, tribal beats and chanted mantras. “We’re really trying to exercise pure love,” says synth player and vocalist Taraka Larson, “and there’s no way you can grasp it or control it. So you have to just let it go, and let it do its thing, hold your palms up and outstretched and your fingers spread wide open.” Embraced by such luminaries as Animal Collective, who took Prince Rama on tour, and Pitchfork, which calls the duo “heady and evocative,” Prince Rama skillfully blends trance, dance and a smoky, spiritual haze. Taraka’s younger sister Nimai provides the drumming and co–vocals. continues on p. 28



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The women grew up in a Krishna compound — where music and chanting are a part of daily life — near Gainesville, Florida. At one point, Taraka was determined to become a monk. And then something changed. “I was at an ashram in Pennsylvania, and this monk was renouncing all his possessions,” she explains. “He gave me his keyboard, and before I knew it I was in my room playing it all the time. “You don’t really make these decisions — you’re guided to do it, and you don’t question it,” she says. “I was like ‘I don’t really know how to play synthesizer, but I guess I’m gonna learn.’ We started Prince Rama in Gainesville as an acoustic band; once you get comfortable doing something, that’s when you should stop. Or go deeper.” Now based in Brooklyn, the sisters are determined that constant touring — not to mention acceptance and success — won’t spoil them or their deeply ingrained reasons for making this music. On a big stage, Taraka says, “what you’re doing is getting amplified even more, so I feel it’s really important to have a really solid, clear head and heart when you’re up there.”

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Singer/guitarist Andrew Shepard’s long, stringy, face–hiding hair isn’t the only thing retro about this folk/rock outfit from DeLand, Florida. The ghosts of early ‘70s Neil Young — as well as Bob Dylan, Gram Parsons and the Band — haunt RGC’s playfully evocative Americana. Because musicians are continually paying it forward, you’ll hear elements of Wilco, Whiskeytown and Fleet Foxes in the band. But Shepard and his brothers Maxx (drums) and Zach (bass) have created a sound that gives Andrew’s original tunes a ghostly, melancholy air — a bit of the Band of Horses appeal. It’s augmented by lead guitarist Stephen Garza, and by organist Joey Davoli — also a trumpeter, he gives RGC its sometimes unsettling aural undercurrent.

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This year’s variation on the Grimes theme comes from Brooklyn musician and artist Lorely Rodriguez and her alter ego, Empress Of. It’s swirly dance–pop created with heavy beats, synthesizers and surprisingly delicate guitars. Catchy tune #1 is “Champagne,” the video for which consists entirely of Empress Of salaciously consuming a watermeleon. The clip is weird, but the song is absolutely unforgettable. Then there’s “Don’t Tell Me,” a melancholy piano ballad, with Rodriguez singing in a sweet, aching soprano, with minimal accompaniment. So who is Empress Of? She is clearly a major talent who will not be boxed in. You can sample all of her stuff — and more — at, which looks like a Craigslist page! Be forewarned, it isn’t. CS Next week: More Stopover artist close-ups!

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Shelley Smith returns to town for a weekend of wearable metal art, music & fun by Jim Morekis |

These days Shelley Smith spends most of her time welding oil drums into wearable art on the Redneck Riviera, in the little Gulf shore Alabama town of Perdido Beach, where the biggest fashion statement, she says, is a pair of flip–flops.

weekend for a “three–day whirlwind” reunion tour/art extravaganza, which includes a fashion show at the Jinx, an art show at Southern Pines, and the sold–out Tour d’Epicure on Sunday.

downtown, Venus combined an anything–goes stripper chic with a refined wine–bar atmosphere to create one of the first safe havens for Savannah’s artsy partiers, all in one of MLK Boulevard’s first successful repurposed buildings. Gone from the Savannah scene for three years, Shelley returns this

Shelley Smith: It’s all recycled 55–gallon oil drums. I just kind of make whatever I see, so compared to what I did in the restaurant and bar scene in Savannah, it’s definitely a different direction! But in a way it’s not so far off from the days when I had Venus de Milo — this is also kind of outrageous.

However, Savannah remembers Shelley best as the impossibly glamorous former owner of Sol and Eos restaurants, and before that as proprietor of one of Savannah’s first truly happening counterculture nightspots, Venus de Milo. Before PBR and ironic sideburns became common currency

What are these pieces made of?

I don’t buy any metal at all, so if there’s any color in the pieces it’s from the color of the barrels I use. People are always bringing me barrels now — I’ve got red oil barrels, lime green oil barrels, teal, bright blue. You’d be surprised how many colors oil barrels come in. When somebody brings me a new barrel it’s like giving me a new crayon. Why welding? Why metals? Shelley Smith: I learned to weld a little bit in college, but I was a philosophy major, not an artist. When I started doing this, people here would

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Why not just do the show there in Alabama? Shelley Smith: I did a solo show for the Mobile Arts Council, which went really well. But I lived in Savannah 16 years. I want to come back to what I call home — I’m not from Savannah. but I lived there almost as long as I lived in my home town. If I’m doing a show that’s quote/ unquote a “dress show,” with models, I’m going to do something a little avant–garde. There’s more of an outrageousness in Savannah than where I am now — you can do something a little crazy and off–kilter.

Shelley and her trusty welder

Shelley Smith: Every time I go on Facebook I get a taste of that! There are so many new, fresh restaurants there. It’s inevitable things are going to change. Venus became Rogue Water, and somebody told me recently one of the bartenders who used to work for me bought Rogue Water. In a way that’s why I also want to come back. Just like the town, I’ve changed, but I really do keep up with some of these people. And likewise I really want them to see what I’m doing now, not for vanity

You were in the forefront of the movement to make Savannah a happening place for hip small businesses. It’s bittersweet and ironic that so much is going on here now, and you’re gone.

Shelley Smith: I almost electrocuted my damn self today (laughs). It was raining and my gloves were wet and I grabbed my welder, and thank God the breaker tripped! Most of the time I walk around in greasy Carhardts, steel–toed boots, and a welding helmet and crappy gloves. I like being able to have burns, cuts, and bruises, and yet I’ll go out and strap on a pair of stilettos and people will say, wow, you don’t look like the same person I saw earlier. I guess there’s still a little bit of Venus and Savannah in me. cs

Why is the fashion show at the Jinx? Shelley Smith: I needed sort of a stage feel, something dramatic, something dynamic and different from your typical art gallery. At the same time, I want people to see some of the more decorative pieces I make. That’s why I’m doing the reception the day after, at Southern Pine, so people can see what I do in a more quiet environment with more lighting.

HEAVY METAL: TALES OF A VENGEFUL HAMMER; wearable art by Shelley Smith Fashion show Fri. Feb. 22 at the Jinx; doors open 5 p.m., show 6:30 p.m. Art Show Sat. Feb. 23 5:30-7:30pm. at Southern Pine, 616 E. 35th St. Cost: Donations accepted for America’s Second Harvest.

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Artists who work with metal are, um, kind of different. It’s dangerous!

reasons but because it’s refreshing to reinvent yourself at age 41. There are a lot of people who really do only know me as the girl who owned Venus de Milo and those restaurants. And whatever interesting rumors I’ve created here and there (laughs). I don’t know if the chains are affecting the personality of downtown. When I left there wasn’t a McDonald’s on Broughton Street. People always said, Charleston’s sort of neat and clean and Savannah has a kind of grittier reputation. I’m not certain how much of that description is appropriate anymore.


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The pineapple is without a doubt the iconic image of Hawaii. But the tasty tropical fruit was introduced to the islands and originally calls South America home. In fact, good ol’ Christopher Columbus gets credit for finding the fruit on the island of Guadalupe and giving Europeans their first taste. Nearly 300 years later, in 1751, George Washington tasted his first pineapple in Barbados and declared it his favorite tropical fruit. Already, the pineapple was thriving in Florida but was still very much an exotic flavor for most Americans. Today’s restaurant dish interprets a Barbados treat, Seafood in Pineapple. I found the tasty mélange of seafood, tangy pineapple and creamy sauce at Rancho Alegre — one of several new special menu dishes offered daily. I expected a cold dish, like a ceviche, but was surprised to find that this is served hot. The half pineapple is hollowed and filled with bite–sized shrimp, clams, mussels and tiny rings of calamari and topped with a piping hot and flavorfully seasoned filet of fish. Mixed in with the seafood are

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It’s no longer a secret that Blowin’ Smoke BBQ is relocating to the former location of Sol at 1611 Habersham Street. There will be a brief period of remodeling and retooling before it opens — but count on just a few weeks.

Going into the 514 MLK Jr. Blvd. location is Brick House, with a menu of BBQ, burgers, craft beer and premium bourbons. Chef Donnie Simmons of Taco Abajo has written and created the menu that will feature a number of new, handmade items, like deep-fried pimento cheese. Last week I sampled the Carolina mustard–based sauce he has developed for Brick House: It’s bright, tangy and crying out for some tender smoked pork. Anticipate an early March opening.

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I love browsing the aisles of the growing number of ethnic markets in Savannah. Now, there’s a new Indian grocery in Pooler. Gurukrupa Indian Grocery Store is located in a small center near Home Depot, 125 Foxfield Way, 912/450–9777. This is the former location of Smokin’ Pig BBQ, which has moved to 1215 Hwy. 80 E., also in Pooler. One more reason to check it out is that it’s next door to one of my favorite Japanese restaurants, Miwa. cs


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Openings & Receptions Fusion — Florida-based photographer Ann Kemp in collaboration with fused glass artisan Denise Murphy. February 23-mid-March. Reception Feb. 23, 1pm 7pm. 37th St. at Abercorn Antiques and Design, 201 E. Abercorn St. Big Bad Print and Poster Show — An exhibition of large format pieces on paper in any medium. Opening reception February 22. Gallery le Snoot, 6 E. State St. Jewish Journeys — A study of Jewish women through culture, food and texts. Feb. 27 - March 17. Reception Feb. 27, 5-7pm. Register for workshops at MStarArts. org. Morningstar Cultural Arts Group. Workshops Mar. 3 and 6. See website. Location: Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. 912-355-8111

St. Show runs through Feb. 22. Reception Feb. 24, 2pm. Reception/Artist’s Talk and Closing: Karen Ann Myers: Intimate Patterns — Looks at the psychological complexity of women through intimate observations of the bedroom. Georgia Southern University’s Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, in University Gallery. Through Feb, 24. Reception and artist’s talk: Feb. 21, 5:00p.m. Contains mature imagery parents encouraged to contact the Department of Art at 912-478-2787 before bringing children. Receptions: deFINE ART Art Stroll + Student Showcase — Original student artwork on display in two SCAD galleries and the walls and studios of Alexander Hall. Feb. 23 6:30-8 p.m. At various SCAD locations. See for information.


Honoring Black History Month — An exhibition of artwork and fine crafts in celebration of Black History Month. Sat. Feb. 23, 10am 9pm. Sun., Feb. 24, 12noon6pm. Savannah Mall, 14045 Abercorn St.

Free — Jennifer Rubel’s commissioned, site specific installation utilizes a visual language derived from religion and art. Through Feb. 24. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Part of the 2013 deFINE ART program.

Lifelike — Will Penny, SCAD MFA painting student, explores tensions between illusion and tangible spaces. Part of SCAD’s deFINE ART program. Feb. 18 - March 4, Alexander Hall Gallery, 668 Indian St.

Hurricane Echoes — Sequential Illustrations by Justine Ives, aka Og. Ten percent of sales will go to support victims of Super Storm Sandy. Through Feb. 24. Indigo Sky Gallery, 915 Waters Ave. 912-233-7659

Reception and Closing: An Artistic Discovery 2013 — The annual High School Juried Art Exhibition for Georgia’s 1st United States Congressional District. A juried exhibition that produces one winner whose work will be on display in Washington D.C. for one year. Fine Arts Gallery, Armstrong Atlantic State Univ., 11935 Abercorn

Motus — SCAD alumnus Jason Hackenwerth creates caves of lightweight plastic that resonate and glow. Part of SCAD’s deFINE ART program. Through Feb. 23. Pei Ling Chan Gallery, 322 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Continuing Antonio Lopez and the World of Fashion Art — An overview of the work of fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez (1943-87). Through May 4. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Belo Horizonte Project — Multimedia artist Damian Ortega’s exhibition on this Brazilian city’s commitment to the marriage of urban and environmental conditions. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Blick Employee Art Show — This exhibition represents a piece of artwork from each of the Blick Savannah staff in the Blick Gallery at 318 E. Broughton St. Deborah Auleatha Mueller — Stoneware and raku clay works inspired by the artist’s surroundings, and by Asian design. 209 E River Street. Erasures — Paintings and works on paper by Jack Whitten. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Everyday Sightings — Photographer Michael W. Ellison and painter Mary Ellen McLaughlin exhibit their interpretation of commonplace experiences and places. Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, 1352 Eisenhower Dr. (inside Hospice House). Fool of Feelings — Recent mixed media works and paintings by Sunyoung Kali Moon. Through Feb. 28. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull Street. Georgia Kyle Shiver: One Nation Under God — Starland Cafe & Gallery,11 East 41st Street, presents an exhibit by Savannah folk artist and musician.

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sodas, etc. Through Feb. 28, Non-Fiction Gallery, 1522 Bull St.

Heaven’s Gate: Exhibition by Odili Donald Odita — Odita’s installation celebrates color and light within the museum through site-specific wall paintings. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Savannah Black Heritage Festival: New Beginnings — 12th annual show of work by local middle and high school students. Gallery S.P.A.C.E., 9 West Henry Street. Show runs through March 1.

Ingrid Calame: Pit 4, Pit 7, Pit 9, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 2006 — An installation that translates tracings from the speedway pits directly onto the museum wall. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Light Paradox — Mexican artist Gabriel Dawe constructs intricate, site-specific sculptural installations of thread that produce visual effects and rays of spectral color. Gutstein Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St. part of SCAD’s deFINE ART. Marcus Kenney: Fallen Animals — Kenney, renowned as a mixed media artist, returns to his photographic origins with an exhibition of black-and-white images, his first photography show since 1998. Pinnacle Gallery, 320

Recent work by Sunyoung Kali Moon is up at Gallery Espresso Liberty St. Through March 31. Part of deFINE Art. Mary Telfair and the Grand Tour — Rarely exhibited works from Mary Telfair’s collection, acquired primarily in Italy. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. Material Discovery: Angel Otero — New paintings and sculpture plus recent works. Part of 2013 deFINE ART. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Through May 5.

Neighborhood Watch — SCAD painting MFA student Honor Bowman explores the American suburb. Fahm Hall Gallery, 9 N. Fahm St. Part of SCAD’s deFINE ART program. Offering of the Angels: Masterworks from the Uffizi Gallery — Italian Renaissance Masterpieces from the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, 207 W. York Street.

Othoniel — A presentation of large-scale steel and glass sculptures, and Precious Stonewall, by contemporary French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.Part of 2013 deFINE ART. Pop-Up Shop Two Week Boutique — A curated, temporary independent boutique of work from independent designers--short run publications, clothing, design objects, organic and homemade

Setting Up Your Clay Studio — A what, when, why and how session. Includes studio tour. $10 Feb. 23,10 a.m. to noon. Offered by Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St. www.savannahga. gov/arts

Two Faced — An art show by Raabstract. Taca Sushi Lounge, 513 E. Oglethorpe.

Affirmation Art & Manifesting — Creating affirmation-based artwork for encouragement, inspiration, enlightenment, and goal setting. $10 - $15. Feb. 25, 7:308:30pm. Anahanta Healing Arts, 2424 Drayton St. www.

Unfamiliar Behavior: Works by Hye Yeon Nam — Nam is a digital media artist working in performance video, experimental interaction design and games, and robotic installations. Jepson Center, 207 W. York Street. Through April 28.

City of Savannah Arts Classes and Workshops Now Registering — Day and evening classes and workshops for children, teens, and adults in all skill levels. Schedule. fees and registration forms at or 912-651-6783.

Rosemarie Fiore: Firework Drawings — A selection of large-scale works on paper created using live fireworks and their pigments. Jan. 8 — May 12 at SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Figure Drawing — Open model sessions on Wednesdays, 9:30am-12:30pm and 6-9pm at The Studio School. thestudioschoolsavannah. com. Contact Melinda at 912484-6415. cs

SweetArt — Just in time for Valentine’s Day, new work by Savannah artists. Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard St. Show runs through February.

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It’s been exactly a quarter–century since Bruce Willis became a movie star with the action classic Die Hard, but while 2013 finds the actor headlining the fifth film in the never–say–die series, it’s clear that A Good Day to Die Hard does his image — and his iconic character — no favors. John McClane, once an exciting screen presence, is now simply an old grouch who’s as dull and predictable as a presidential candidate in debate mode. The movie poster might as well read, “John McClane IS John McCain,” given that this dud isn’t likely to raise anyone’s pulse. The first Die Hard entry set outside the U.S., this finds McClane heading to Russia to check on his estranged son Jack (Jai Courtney), who isn’t the druggie burnout he expected but rather a covert agent for the CIA. Jack’s mission is to extract a political prisoner (the fine German actor Sebastian Koch, almost unrecognizable under a scruffy beard), which becomes a mission impossible once Pappy McClane arrives on the scene and screws everything up. But no worries: Big Daddy has plenty of time to make amends, as he proceeds to blow away Russkies, save his son’s skin and rack up an obscene amount of collateral damage. The father–son/secret agent angle has already been recently used by Willis himself in last year’s The Cold Light of Day, a movie this one resembles in its dogged devotion to dimness. The story even pays a visit to Chernobyl, where the McClane boys take a bath

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Unbelievably, this great character has made a complete transformation from a likable, sympathetic Everyman in 1988 to an arrogant, insufferable jerk in 2013. All traces of personality have disappeared, leaving only a plastic action figure merely going through the motions. Whereas McClane employed ingenuity in at least the first two Die Hard films, his MO here is to mainly aim and shoot. He even gets to be the Ugly American, yelling at an understandably irate driver (whose car has been hit by McClane), “Do I look like I speak your fucking language?” before punching him. The role has been so thoroughly siphoned of individuality and personality than if there’s another sequel, Willis doesn’t even have to play McClane: The producers can nab Schwarzenegger, Stallone, Bieber or anybody else their avaricious little hearts desire.



It won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. It has earned Oscar nominations in five major– league categories, including Best Picture. Its writer–director and lead actress have each won or been nominated for over a dozen international awards. Clearly, Amour, Michael Haneke and Emmanuelle Riva don’t really need me to additionally sing their praises (although praise is indeed all I have), so let’s discuss Jean–Louis Trintignant for a moment. Julie Christie earned reams of awards for her portrayal of a woman suffering from Alzheimer’s in 2006’s Away from Her, yet for me, the best performance in that film was given by the largely overlooked Gordon Pinsent as her loving husband, a good man reacting to his wife’s condition with a believable mix of empathy, kindness and helpless frustration. In Amour, a bracing, brutal study of an octogenarian couple and the final snatch of time they have together, Trintignant plays a comparable role to that of Pinsent. Riva’s character, a former music teacher named Anne, has started to wear down, more in the physical sense but a bit in the mental department as well. Her husband Georges does what he can to keep her comfortable – and, as her body continues to deteriorate, he also tries to keep her alive, refusing to allow her to give up on him, on herself or on the life they

built together. Riva’s performance is indeed amazing – watching Anne’s fierce pride attempt to claw its way through the vagaries of her body is heartbreaking – but no less impressive is the turn by Trintignant. Georges brooks no interference from outsiders – whether it’s the caregiver who insultingly treats Anne like an infant or his own well– meaning daughter (Isabelle Huppert) – and the actor applies a testiness to his portrayal that provides it with additional heft. Because this is a Haneke production, the man behind Cache and Funny Games doesn’t forsake his usual abstractions (the ending has already been interpreted in several different ways, with no theory rising above the rest), and there’s also a slight yet familiar chill that wafts through the entire movie. Yet Haneke exhibits nothing but warmth and devotion toward his central couple, and his movie ends up serving as a testimonial not only to these universal characters but also to the two French icons portraying them. (Amour opens Friday, Feb. 22 at Eisenhower Square Cinema 6. That day’s 7:30 p.m. screening is a CinemaSavannah presentation.)



Emma Thompson delivers the worst performance of her distinguished career, Jeremy Irons resists the urge to have the producers sign his paycheck even as the cameras are rolling on him, and the exaggerated accents by a significant chunk of the cast are no more authentically Southern than the Great Wall of China. And so it goes with Beautiful Creatures, writer–director Richard LaGravenese’s dreary adaptation of a Young Adult novel penned by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. Set in a fictional South Carolina town — the type where Civil War reenactments are more popular than Christmas, and books like To Kill a Mockingbird are banned – the story focuses on rebel without a clue Ethan Wate (Alden Ehrenreich) and the strange situations he encounters when new girl Lena Duchannes (Alice Englert, Jane Campion’s daughter) turns up as a new student at his high school. Ethan works hard to befriend the girl, who is otherwise ostracized by local goobers — like

the Bible–thumping Mrs. Lincoln (Thompson) — who already fear her eccentric uncle (Irons). Ethan eventually learns that Lena comes from a family of Casters (the preferred word for witches) and, like Luke Skywalker before her, she will end up either succumbing to the dark side or crusading for goodness by taking up arms against an evil parent. Sparkly vampires suddenly look very appealing when compared to the Gothic witches on display here. For all the vitriol directed at the shaky Twilight series, all of its entries are definitely better than this dull and insipid movie, a trial run meant to gauge viewer interest in another series aimed at younger audiences. To the kids whose possible attendance will decide its fate, allow me to quote Nancy Reagan: Just say no.

Side Effects


Side Effects is supposedly director Steven Soderbergh’s last film, before he turns his attention to television. As a swan song of sorts, the movie reflects a clear love of film — and perhaps a too-hasty retreat from the medium. The story, by Contagion writer Scott Burns, begins with Emily and Martin Taylor (Rooney Mara and Channing Tatum) struggling with the their marriage after Martin is released from prision for insider trading. Reduced from an extravagant lifestyle to lower middle class, dependent on Emily’s salary, the couple find themselves backsliding due to Emily’s depression. As she sinks deeper into mailaise, a pyschologist, Dr. Banks (Jude Law) begins working with Emily, trying her on different medications to approve her mood. There are fits and starts, a bit of success and then strange (wait for it) side effects, causing the plot to take a dark turn. Soderbergh - the auteur behing Traffic, Sex Lies & Videotape and the Ocean’s movies - guides the film expertly, with slow, stylish precision that adds a subtle and mounting tension. But with the dark turn of the plot, the movie begins to fall apart, as increasingly absurd revelations are made. What starts as a look at depression and its effects, slowly elvoves into a quiet rant against the pharmaceutical industry’s profit motive and then movies into a smaller cat-and mouse-game. Interesting takes, for sure,

especially when Catherine Zeta-Jones appears as Emily’s charming and analytical former therapist, but ultimaely the plot careens all the place in the interest of becoming a thriller. Soderbergh plays fast and loose with whether what the audience is seeing is what actually happened, which isn’t always to the film’s benefit. The ending comes much too quickly, particularly after the slow and steady buildup of Emily and Martin’s relationship. It’s as if Soderbergh set out to make a great film, then realized he had to wrap things up to move on to his next project and truncated the slow buildup just to get things done and over with. (Brandon Blatcher).



Another zombie movie? As the kids would type on Twitter, “FFS.” Yet even after we thought the genre was exhausted with 28 Days Later ... and then Shaun of the Dead ... and then Zombieland ... and then some ... here we find fresh blood pumped into the format with Warm Bodies, an adaptation of Isaac Marion’s novel that began life as a short story floating around the Internet. Nicholas Hoult narrates the movie from his vantage point of playing one of the undead: He’s “R,” a zombie who becomes smitten with the human Julie (Teresa Palmer), more so after he eats the brains of her boyfriend (Dave Franco) and acquires all his memories. Initially afraid of R (understandably so!), Julie comes to realize that he’s not a threat, and together they wonder if his progression back to normalcy means that it’s no longer necessary for her militaristic dad (John Malkovich) and his troops to annihilate all zombies. The laughs are modest and the scares are nonexistent, but the romance is awfully charming — and Hoult and Palmer make an irresistible couple.

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters


This is meant to be as much a comedy as a fantasy flick, and there are some humorous bits up front. But the laughs dry up quickly, and all that’s left is a hyperactive action film featuring yet another humorless performance by Jeremy Renner (as Hansel), a village that looks about as authentic as the one created for the equally

CIA’s decade–long search for terrorist leader Osama bin Laden. Delivering a sublime performance of ferocious intensity, Jessica Chastain headlines as Maya, an agency operative who makes it her personal mission to ferret out the murderous al Qaeda head. Stumbling across helpful clues is, as someone notes, like trying to locate that proverbial needle in a haystack, but while other figures come and go over the years for various reasons (Jason Clarke and Jennifer Ehle play the most prominent of these co–workers), Maya is determined to see this through to the end, no matter how much resistance she meets from her superiors in this patriarchal organization. Zero Dark Thirty is such a potent work that it’s unfortunate it’s become embroiled in a scandal which, frankly, it doesn’t deserve. Erroneously denounced as taking a pro–torture stance by politicians trying to cover their own asses as well as by well– meaning but misunderstanding activists, the film actually does nothing of the sort. It instead acknowledges the very real presence of torture on the post–9/11 landscape. But in a break from traditional Tinseltown thinking, Bigelow and Boal insist on treating viewers like intelligent, discerning adults, able to absorb complexities and weigh knotty material. It’s a risky gamble on their part, but without it, we wouldn’t have a movie as important – and gratifying – as this one. CS

Zero Dark Thirty


Bold, provocative and challenging in ways not even attempted by other current award contenders like Lincoln and my 2012 fave Argo, Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty recalls what President Woodrow Wilson reportedly said after screening D.W. Griffith’s The Birth of a Nation: “It’s like history written with lightning.” Like that silent classic, this galvanizing picture is a work that’s steeped in controversy, yet unlike that hearty shout–out to the glories of the Ku Klux Klan, the uproar here isn’t nearly as clear–cut as it was when confronted with Griffith’s racist ideologies. Bigelow reteams with scripter Mark Boal – both won Oscars for 2008’s The Hurt Locker – for a movie that relates in painstaking detail the






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Is it professional laziness to dismiss Gangster Squad with the simple declaration that it’s nothing more than a dimwitted cross between L.A. Confidential and The Untouchables? Set in 1949 Los Angeles, the picture finds William Parker (Nick Nolte), the city’s controversial chief of police (who didn’t actually obtain the post until a year after the movie’s setting, but never mind), deciding that the best way to stop gangster Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) from taking over the entire city is to organize an elite team to work outside the law in an attempt to being him down. The crew hits every demographic for today’s all–embracive audience: the workaholic team leader (Josh Brolin), the wisecracking heartthrob (Ryan Gosling), the experienced old–timer (Robert Patrick), the soft–spoken Latino (Michael Pena), the switchblade–wielding black cop (Anthony Mackie) and the morally torn egghead (Giovanni Ribisi) who absurdly asks how they’re any better

than the mobsters they’re fighting (I’m not sure how bugging Cohen’s living room remotely compares to Cohen having rivals physically torn in half by two cars). Penn’s Mickey Cohen is as cartoonish as Al Pacino’s Big Boy Caprice in Dick Tracy, Gosling again dazzles his Crazy, Stupid, Love co–star Emma Stone (as Cohen’s moll) with his flexing pecs, and the risible dialogue stings like an ear infection. “Here comes Santy Claus!” bellows Cohen before shooting up everything in sight – a reminder that some movies have no more worth than that proverbial lump of coal. CS


ill–advised Red Riding Hood, both human and CGI witches who prove to be about as menacing as a sleeping hamster, and anachronistic touches more idiotic than inspired. As Gretel, Gemma Arterton tries to make up for Renner’s somnambulism with a peppy turn (she only half– succeeds). Writer–director Tommy Wirkola’s previous credits include the Norwegian Nazi–zombie flick Dead Snow. The bloodletting at least breaks up the monotony of the fight sequences, which are not only repetitive but frequently shot in a jolting manner.


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Activism & Politics Victorian Neighborhood Association Meetings

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month from 6-7 pm on the first floor of the American Legion Hall, 1108 Bull Street. Open to all residents, property owners, renters, and businesses of the Victorian Neighborhood: Anderson to Gwinnett, ML King Jr. Blvd to East Broad. All who reside or work in the area are welcome and encouraged to attend meetings, meet your neighbors, and become a member of this growing organization. Information: 912233-0352. [011313]

13th Colony Patriots

A group of conservative political activists that meets the 13th of each month at Tubby’s restaurant, 2909 River Drive in Thunderbolt, 6:30pm to 8:30pm. We are dedicated to the preservation of the U. S. Constitution and life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all Americans. See our Facebook page or call Michael or Elizabeth at 912.604.4048. All are welcome. [062712]

City of Savannah offers Citizens’ Academy

Registration is now open for the next semester

of the City of Savannah Citizens’ Academy –an eight-session program intended to immerse residents into the workings of their City Government. The Academy includes on-site visits, presentations by key City officials, and other hands-on activities. Interested citizens must be willing to commit to attend all of the once-a-week classes, which generally run 6-8 p.m. beginning on February 12 through April 2. A maximum of 25 students will be accepted for the 2013 Academy, which will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. A $5 nonrefundable entrance fee is required. For more information contact the City of Savannah Public Information Office at 651-6410.

Drinking Liberally

An informal, left-leaning group of folks who meet to talk about politics, the economy, sports, entertainment, and anything else that pops up. Every first and third Thursday, around 7:30 p.m. at Satisfied, 301 W. Broughton St., upstairs. Come join us! [113012]

Public School System Seeks Input in Math Instructional Materials

The Savannah Chatham County School System is reviewing mathematics instructional materials to make recommendations for the upcoming adoption cycle. They are soliciting input from community members, who may review the materials in the first floor hallway of

the SCCPSS Administration Building, 208 Bull Street, Savannah, through February 4. Review forms are available. Information: 912-395-1043.

For more info: visit the Facebook page: Chatham Co. Young Democrats. or call 423-6197712. [010613]

For information, visit or call Allison Quinn at 912-3083020. [062712]


Savannah Area Young Republicans

Savannah Tea Party Monthly Meetings

First Monday of each month at B&D Burgers, 11108 Abercorn St. Social at 5:30pm. Business Meeting 6:00pm. January meeting is February 4, 2013. All are welcome, please join us to discuss our agenda for the year 2013. Free to attend. Food and beverages available for purchase. Contact Marolyn Overton at 912-5987358 or Jeanne Seaver at 912-663-8728 for additional info. [121812]

Veterans for Peace Monthly Meeting

The Savannah chapter of Veterans for Peace meets upstairs at Satisfied, (formerly Loco’s Deli and Grill), 301 Broughton St. at 7p.m. on the last Monday of each month. VFP is a national organization of men and women of all eras, branches of service, and duty stations that works to expose the true costs of war and to support veterans and civilian victims. 303550-1158 for more info. [121612]

Young Democrats

Young Democrats meets every Sunday, 3:304:00pm at The Sentient Bean, 13. East Park Avenue.

A Taste of Hope, Chefs and Chocolates

Urban Hope 2013 fundraiser, March 1, 7:00pm. Tickets: $30.00. Supports inner city youth with our after school and eight week summer program., or call 912349-54750 E. Broad Street.

Art & Oysters, A Benefit for Pin Point Heritage Museum

Saturday, February 2,4:30-6:30 pm. An Oyster Roast, Beer & Wine, Live Music. In attendance will be artist Mary Whyte and Algie Varn, former owner of the Varn & Son oyster and crab factory, now the Pin Point Heritage Museum. Tickets are $100 per person. At the Pin Point Heritage Museum, 9924 Pin Point Ave. Reservations: 912-312-4155.

Forsyth Farmers’ Market Seeks Sponsors

Forsyth Farmers’ Market sponsors invest in a healthy community and show consideration for the local economy. Sponsorship opportunities start at $350. Help keep food fresh and local. or email for information. [091512]

February 1, 6:30 - 9:00pm. Reception, dinner and Latin entertainment to raise funds for Faith in Practice Medical Mission Team and The Christ Child’s Nest Orphanage in Guatemela. For further information and tickets: 912-355-8527 $15 adults, $7 children. Isle of Hope United Methodist Church Social Hall, 412 Parkersburg Road.

Jazz Showdown Benefit for Park Place Outreach

Jazz Pianists Bob Seeley (a boogie woogie pianist) and John Cocuzzi (pianist, vibraphone player and drummer, specializes in blues, jazz, swing and boogie woogie) perform February 8 at the Plantation Club at The Landings on Skidaway Island, 1 Cottonwood Lane. 6:00pm: Cash/member bar. 7:00pm dinner. 8:30pm: Piano showdown. Silent auction from 6:00-8:15 p.m. Tickets $125. Information/ tickets/donations: Marolyn Overton, 912598-7358 or Dick Miller, 912-598-5049. www.

Karma Yoga Class for Local Charities

Bikram Yoga Savannah has added a new weekly Karma Class to raise money for local charities. The Karma Class is held each Monday night during the regular 6:30 p.m. class. Students pay $5 to participate in the class, and all proceeds are donated to a local charity. A different charity is selected each month. Information: or 912-344-1278/912-356-8280. [072212]

Register Now for February’s Seacrest Race for Preservation

The 5K and 10K is a race through many Savannah neighborhoods, finishing with a fun-filled celebration for participants, family,

and friends. Registration savings for early birds, military, first responders, students and children under 12. Race registration is open at Fleet Feet Savannah and as well the Historic Savannah Foundation website. Or see the Facebook page. Registration fees: $35-45

Savannah Children’s Choir Spaghetti Supper

Monday, February 11, 4 - 7pm, a pre-Valentine’s Day Spaghetti Supper benefiting Savannah Children’s Choir. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1802 Abercorn Street (at 34th Street). $7. Dinner includes pasta, choice of sauce, bread and salad. Drinks and home-made desserts additional charge. Information: 912228-4758 or

Savannah Philharmonic Afternoon Adagio

An afternoon of high tea, hat fashions, silent auction and light classical music performed by harpist Kristin King and violinist Jadde Nolty, benefiting the Savannah Philharmonic. Saturday, February 9, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the ballroom at The Olde Pink House, 23 Abercorn St. Tickets: $50 for Savannah Philharmonic members; $60 for non-members. Patron tickets available at $150. or call 912-232-6002. ,

SCAD 14th Annual Scholarship Gala

Saturday, Feb. 2, at Poetter Hall, 342 Bull St. 6:30pm for Preview Party. 7:30pm Gala. The black-tie optional event features a silent auction of more than 100 pieces of original artwork donated by SCAD students, faculty and friends, on display in Poetter Hall. Artwork not sold during the gala will be available for sale

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online at Tickets: $150 or $250 for the gala and access to the Preview Party, which includes an exclusive buy-it-now option on auction artwork and a catered cocktail reception. To purchase tickets, make a donation or preview auction items, visit or call the Gala Hotline at 912-525-5821.


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| Submit your event | email: | fax: (912) 231-9932 | 1800 E. Victory Dr., Suite 7, Savannah, GA 31404 Ste. 200, to help support children in foster care and families in need. Join us for the auction and also contribute your artwork for the show. We welcome unframed submissions of any medium, judging reserved for 5 x 7 submissions. Please send your artwork to LSG’s office by February 14. Call or e-mail Katherine McKenzie at 912-704-4829 or kmckenzie@lsga. org with any questions.

questionnaire. Follow-up surveys will be sent to participants every few years to track changes in health, lifestyle, and other situations. CPS-3 is the third major initiative of this study that began in the 1950s (CPS-I) and began a new phase in 1982 (CPS-II). For more information, visit, email kitty.karr@cancer. org, or call 912-355-5196.

The Creative Coast Alliance seeks budding entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas to potential investors. See for details. Deadline February 18, 5:00pm. Information: 912-447-8457.

Citizens interested in playing an active role in their local government are encouraged to apply for current openings on several Savannah City Council boards, commissions and authorities. The Clerk of Council accepts applications from Thursday, Jan. 3 until noon on Thursday, Jan. 31. These groups work on behalf of Council on various topics of interest to the community, providing guidance or assisting in making decisions that impact daily life in Savannah. Citizens with a wide range of backgrounds and experience are needed to fill these important roles. Applications can be found on the City’s website, For more information, contact the Clerk of Council at (912) 651-6442 or email clerkofcouncil@

Fast Pitch 2013 Submissions Sought

Call for Artists to Contribute Artwork

Submit your artwork and benefit Lutheran Services of Georgia (LSG), a local nonprofit, at the “Expressions for Hope,” art show and auction February 28 at LSG’s office, 6555 Abercorn St.

Historic Savannah Foundation Preservation Awards Nominations

Historic Savannah Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2013 HSF Preservation Awards, recognizing individuals and organizations demonstrating excellence in historic preservation. Deadline: Friday, February 15. Winners announced Thursday, May 9. Nomination form and full details on eligibility, submission criteria and key dates available at www.myhsf. org. Information: 912-233-7787 or dmeunier@

Participants Sought for National Cancer Research Effort

The American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study 3 (CPS-3) seeks participants in Savannah to be part of a nationwide cancer research effort surveying up to 500,000 people across the U.S. The survey will occur in the final week of February 2013. Men and women, ages 30-65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are needed. The two-part study consists of a 30-minute in-person waist measurement and blood test, and an at-home

Savannah Residents Invited to apply for Boards, Commissions, Authorities

Third Thursdays on Tybee Submissions Now Being Accepted

The Tybee Island Better Hometown Program hosts outdoor musical entertainment in the Main Corridor each year from March through May and from September through November. Submissions are now being accepted from musicians interested in performing. Concerts are held the third Thursdays of the month at from 5:30 - 7:00pm and feature single musicians, duos or trios with minimal technical requirements. Musicians of all ages are invited to submit a sample of their music and a brief bio. Submission deadline: February 6, 5:00pm. All music genres are allowed. Material must be family-friendly. Review the “Information for Performers” info at BetterHometownProgram. A panel of expert judges will review submissions and begin scheduling the second week of February. Information: 912-472-5071

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Clay Classes: Savannah Clay Studio at Beaulieu

Instructor Jim Keplinger offers basic orchid information followed by a question-and-answer session and a tour of a greenhouse on the campus of the Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens. Learn which light conditions, potting media and fertilizing programs are best for orchids. Saturday, February 16, 10:00am to 12:00 noon. Offered by the Deep South Orchid Society and the Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens. Location: the Conference Center at the Bamboo Farm, 2 Canebrake Road. Fee: $12. Prepayment required. Pre-register: 912-921-5460. Call for payment instructions.

Acting Workshops for Youth & Adults, and Headshot Days

First City Films hosts the following acting workshops. Locations will be emailed to class members after registration. Young Actors (Ages 7-14) Saturday, Feb. 2, 1-4pm. Repeats Sunday, March 10, 3-6pm. $75. Early registration $65. Background Actors (Ages 15 & up). Extras: How to be a Repeat, not a Delete. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 6-9pm. Repeats Saturday, March 2, 10am1pm. $65. Early registration $50. Beginner Actors: Extras Level 2 (Ages 15 & up). The Acting Business. (Must have taken Background Actors Workshop.) Saturday, March 2, 2-6pm, $75. Early registration $65. Headshot Day. One-look headshot session for beginners, or if you have a new look. Saturday, Jan. 26, 11am-4pm or Sunday, Feb. 17, 11am-4pm. $125. Register at

Art Classes and Lessons

Drawing and painting classes and private lessons offered by artist Karen Bradley. Call or email for details. 912-507-7138 or [112512]

Art Classes at the Studio School.

Art,-Music, Piano and Voice-coaching

Handbuilding, sculpture, and handmade tiles. Basic glazing and firing techniques. Contact Anita at 912-351-4578 email: sav.claystudio@ [120212]

Photography Classes

“Orchid Growing Made So Easy” Offered Feb. 16 at the Bamboo Farm

Ongoing weekly drawing and painting classes for youth and adults. Learn more at or contact Melinda: 912-484-6415. [113012]

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For all age groups, beginners through advanced, classic, modern, jazz improvisation and theory. Serious inquiries only. 961-7021 or 667-1056. [062812]

From beginner photography to advanced post-production classes for all levels, amateur

Basic Storm Spotter Workshop

A two-hour interactive workshop, preparing individuals to report severe weather including

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Applications are now being accepted for the 2013 Master Gardener Class, to be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00AM-12:30PM from January 22nd thru April 4th, 2013 at the Bamboo Farm & Coastal Gardens, and at the Lake Mayer Community Room. The cost is $145.00. For more information call 912-652-7981. UGA’s College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences/ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens. website:

Beading Classes

Offered every weekend at Perlina Beadshop, 6 West State Street. Check the website calendar at or call 912-441-2656. [010613]

Beading Classes at Bead Dreamer Studio Learn jewelry-making techniques from beginner to advanced at Bead Dreamer Studio, 407A E. Montgomery Cross Rd. Call 920-6659. [062812]

Beekeeping Workshop

The Coastal Empire Beekeepers Association hosts a day-long institute, The FUNdamentals of Beekeeping, on honey bees and the art of hobbyist beekeeping. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. Saturday, February 23, 9:00am - 4:00pm. On-site registration begins at 8 a.m. Information call 912-395-1509 or visit

Beginning Belly Dance Classes

Taught by Happenstance Bellydance at Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. All skill levels and styles welcome. Sundays 3:304:30p.m. $15/class. Private instruction available. Carrie Newton 912-704-2940 or happenstancebellydance.

Champions Training Center

Offers a variety of classes and training opportunities in mixed martial arts, jui-jitsu, judo and other disciplines for youth and adults at all levels of expertise. 525 Windsor Rd. Call 912-349-4582 or visit [062812]

Classical and Acoustic Guitar Instruction With a PhD in Music

Savannah Classical Guitar Studio offers lessons for all levels of guitar student. Instructor is Dr.Brian Luckett, DMA classical guitar performance ( Individual lessons in a private, quiet studio in the Starland area. All levels of lessons cover guitar technique, music theory (reading, rhythm etc.) and musicianship. General (folk/rock based) acoustic lessons also available but please, no electric instruments. Rates: $25.00 per half hour lesson; $45.00 per hour. Contact: brian@brianluckett. com [102812]

Classical Drawing and Painting Workshop

A Classical Approach to Drawing and Painting the Figurem with James Langley. Feb 14-16 at The Studio School, 1319-B Bull Street. For more information visit:, email:, or call: 912-484-6415.

Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Classes

Regular classes on boat handling, boating safety & navigation offered by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Learn from the experts. For dates & more information, visit our web site: www. or telephone Kent Shockey at 912-897-7656. [062812]

Continuing Education Courses at Coastal Georgia Center

January courses offered by Georgia Southern’s Division of Continuing Education are: Digital Imaging Basics, Introduction to Computers,


Be a Master Gardener

Creative Writing 1, Drawing 1, and Photoshop Basics, Math Prep for the SAT, Critical Reading Prep for the SAT, Navigating Windows 8, and iPhone Essentials, Tips and Tricks. All courses are open for registration. Held at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street, Savannah. Fees, information and registration: ceps. html, call the Coastal Georgia Center 644-5967; or email


Creative Writing I

An 8-week introductory course to the fundamental techniques of writing fiction and nonfiction forms. Instruction includes research and interviewing techniques, narrative structure and scenic writing, dialogue, rhythm, pacing and the business of writing. The techniques learned in this class apply to both fiction and nonfiction, and are designed to lead into a more advanced Creative Writing 2 course. Mondays, 6:308:30pm, January 14 through March 4. Fee: $200.

Davenport House: House Museum Docent Training Class A four-week volunteer docent/tour guide training is offered in February by the Isaiah Davenport House Museum,324 E. State Street. Dates and times will be determined by participants. Docents lead tours in the museum and assist with programming for house visitors from around the world. Call Dottie Kraft at 912-2368097 weekdays, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. or email info@

Drawing Instruction

Private and group drawing lessons by artist and former SCAD professor Karen Bradley. Call or email for details, (912)507-7138. kbillustration@ [062812]

DUI Prevention Group

Offers victim impact panels for intoxicated drivers, DUI, DWI, offenders, and anyone seeking to gain knowledge about the dangers of driving impaired. A must see for teenage drivers seeking a drivers license or who have already received a license. Group meets monthly. $40/session. Information: 912-443-0410. [062812]

English for Second Language Classes

Students of all ages are invited to learn conversational English, comprehension, vocabulary and life communication skills. Free. Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Island Christian Church, 4601 US Highway 80 E Savannah. 912-897-3604. Contact: James Lavin or Minister John LaMaison www. [062812]

Family Law Workshop

The Mediation Center has three workshops a month to assist citizens who do not have legal representation in a family matter: divorce, legitimation, modifications of child support and/or visitation and contempt. Schedule: 1st Tuesday, 4:30-7:30pm. 2nd Monday, 2-5pm. 4th Thursday 10am-1pm. Fee:$30 to cover all documents needed to file. Register at mediationsavannah. com or 912-354-6686. [082612]

Fany’s Spanish/English Institute

Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children are held at 15 E. Montgomery Cross Rd. Call 921-4646 or 220-6570 to register. [062812]

February through June Continuing Ed. Courses in Savannah

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1 Brick carrier 4 1450, to Nero 8 Is acquainted with 13 Old health resorts 15 Gas checked in home safety tests 16 Like bad lending 17 OutKast member ___ 3000 18 Debate attack 19 ___ positive 20 Co. whose mascot is Nipper 21 Deer relative 22 Abbr. after a phone number 24 “___ Blues” (“White Album” song) 25 “Critique of Pure Reason” philosopher 27 Sinatra song with many lines starting with “this time” 30 Point to 32 Kind of issues aggravated by gluten 36 Swelling 37 One of the tides 39 Lisa of “Melrose Place” 40 Ruff ___ Entertainment (former record label) 42 Refused to go along with, like an idea 44 “If you asked me...” follow-up 46 Pastures 47 Soak (up) 50 “¿Que ___?” (“How’s it going?” in Spanish) 51 Firework without the pop 53 Seasonal Will Ferrell movie 54 Medicine man, hopefully 56 Con artist’s cube 59 ___ 2600 (system with blocky graphics) 60 Grocery store number 61 Doc in the field 62 Clean version of a song 63 It’s pulled in April 64 In ___ (at heart) 65 1988 Dennis Quaid remake


1 Lollipops and peppermints and such 2 Like some catches 3 She teamed with Eminem in 2000 4 1996 kids’ movie directed by Danny DeVito 5 Anchor that stayed put for many years 6 Serious 7 They’re the target of simple terms 8 “Autobahn” group 9 Elder relative, to some 10 In a strange way 11 On the decline 12 Billy Idol expression 13 More lively 14 Not feisty 23 “The Mayor of Simpleton” band 26 “By the ___ Get to Phoenix” 28 Ryan or Boone 29 Architect Saarinen 31 Deck diversion 33 “Yessirree!” 34 “Falcon Crest” actress with the real last name Ortiz 35 Fuzzy four on the floor 38 Scrape covers 41 Org. that gives out 9-digit IDs 43 It may clash with the rest of the suit 45 Draw 47 Lovable rascal 48 Like shells 49 Devil’s brand 52 ___-Provera (birth control injection) 55 PG&E opponent Brockovich 57 “Business Goes ___ Usual” (Roberta Flack song) 58 Scott who sued to end his own slavery


funnel clouds, tornadoes, hail, damaging wind and flooding rainfall. Weather spotters have served as the “eyes” of The National Weather Service for more than 60 years. Wed. Feb. 13 at 2:30pm or 6:00pm, at Bloomingdale Police Department, 6 Adams Street, Bloomingdale. Call Chatham Emergency Management Agency to register: 912-201-4500. Free to attend.

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Georgia Center 912-644-5967; or email jfogarty@


(March 21–April 19) In the course of her world travels, writer Jane Brunette has seen many wonderful things –– as well as a lot of trash. The most beautiful litter, she says, is in Bali. She loves the “woven palm leaf offerings, colorful cloth left from a ceremony, and flowers that dry into exquisite wrinkles of color.” Even the shiny candy wrappers strewn by the side of the road are fun to behold. Your assignment, Aries, is to adopt a perceptual filter akin to Brunette’s. Is there any stuff other people regard as worthless or outworn that you might find useful, interesting, or even charming? I’m speaking metaphorically as well as literally.


(April 20–May 20) The Old Testament tells the story of a man named Methuselah, who supposedly didn’t die until he was 969 years old. Some Kabbalistic commentators suggest that he didn’t literally walk the earth for almost ten centuries. Rather, he was extra skilled at the arts of living. His experiences were profoundly rich. He packed 969 years’ worth of meaningful adventures into a normal life span. I prefer that interpretation, and I’d like to invoke it as I assess your future. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, Taurus, you will have Methuselah’s talent in the coming weeks.


(May 21–June 20) In the coming weeks, I’m expecting your life to verge on being epic and majestic. There’s a better than even chance that you will do something heroic. You might finally activate a sleeping potential or tune in to your future power spot or learn what you’ve never been able to grasp before. And if you capitalize gracefully on the kaleidoscopic kismet that’s flowing your way, I bet you will make a discovery that will fuel you for the rest of your long life. In mythical terms, you will create a new Grail or tame a troublesome dragon –– or both.


(June 21–July 22) Jackalopes resemble jackrabbits, except that they have antlers like deer and tails like pheasants. They love whiskey, only have sex during storms, and can mimic most

sounds, even the human voice. The milk of the female has curative properties. Strictly speaking, however, the jackalope doesn’t actually exist. It’s a legendary beast, like the mermaid and unicorn. And yet Wyoming lawmakers have decided to honor it. Early this year they began the process of making it the state’s official mythical creature. I bring this to your attention, Cancerian, because now would be an excellent time to select your own official mythical creature. The evocative presence of this fantastic fantasy would inspire your imagination to work more freely and playfully, which is just what you need. What’ll it be? Dragon? Sphinx? Phoenix? Here’s a list:


(July 23–Aug. 22) The temptation to hide what you’re feeling could be strong right now. You may wonder if you should protect yourself and others from the unruly truth. But according to my analysis, you will be most brilliant and effective if you’re cheerfully honest. That’s the strategy most likely to provide genuine healing, too –– even if its initial effects are unsettling. Please remember that it won’t be enough merely to communicate the easy secrets with polite courage. You will have to tap into the deepest sources you know and unveil the whole story with buoyantly bold elegance.


(Aug. 23–Sept. 22) The word “chain” may refer to something that confines or restricts. But it can also mean a series of people who are linked together because of their common interests and their desire to create strength through unity. I believe that one of those two definitions will play an important role in your life during the coming weeks, Virgo. If you proceed with the intention to emphasize the second meaning, you will minimize and maybe even eliminate the first.


(Sept. 23–Oct. 22) People in Sweden used to drive their cars on the left–hand side of the road. But a growing body of research revealed it would be better if everyone drove on the right–hand side. So on September 3, 1967, the law changed. Everyone switched over. All non–essential traffic was halted for hours to accommodate the necessary

adjustments. What were the results? Lots of motorists grumbled about having to alter their routine behavior, but the transition was smooth. In fact, the accident rate went down. I think you’d benefit from doing a comparable ritual sometime soon, Libra. Which of your traditions or habits could use a fundamental revision?


(Oct. 23–Nov. 21) When a woman is pregnant, her womb stretches dramatically, getting bigger to accommodate the growing fetus. I suspect you’ll undergo a metaphorically similar process in the coming weeks. A new creation will be gestating, and you’ll have to expand as it ripens. How? Here’s one way: You’ll have to get smarter and more sensitive in order to give it the care it needs. Here’s another way: You’ll have to increase your capacity for love. Don’t worry: You won’t have to do it all at once. “Little by little” is your watchword.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22–Dec. 21)

Do you floss your teeth while you’re meditating? Do you text– message and shave or put on make–up as you drive? Do you simultaneously eat a meal, pay your bills, watch TV, and exercise? If so, you are probably trying to move too fast and do too much. Even in normal times, that’s no good. But in the coming week, it should be taboo. You need to slowwww wayyyy dowwwn, Sagittarius. You’ve got . . . to compel yourself . . . to do . . . one thing . . . at a time. I say this not just because your mental and physical and spiritual health depend on it. Certain crucial realizations about your future are on the verge of popping into your awareness –– but they will only pop if you are immersed in a calm and unhurried state.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22–Jan. 19)

To make your part of the world a better place, stress–loving workaholics may need to collaborate with slow–moving underachievers. Serious business might be best negotiated in places like bowling alleys or parking lots. You should definitely consider seeking out curious synergies and unexpected alliances. It’s an odd grace period, Capricorn. Don’t assume you already know how to captivate the imaginations of people whose influence you want in your life. Be

willing to think thoughts and feel feelings you have rarely if ever entertained.


(Jan. 20–Feb. 18) came up with colorful ways to describe actress Zooey Deschanel. In a weird coincidence, their pithy phrases for her seem to fit the moods and experiences you will soon be having. I guess you could say you’re scheduled to have a Zooey Deschanel–according–to– kind of week. Here are some of the themes: 1. Novelty ukulele tune. 2. Overemphatic stage wink. 3. Sentient glitter cloud. 4. Over–iced Funfetti cupcake. 5. Melted–bead craft project. 6. Living Pinterest board. 7. Animated Hipstamatic photograph. 8. Bambi’s rabbit friend. 9. Satchel of fairy dust. 10. Hipster labradoodle.


(Feb. 19–March 20) You may have heard the thundering exhortation, “Know thyself!” Its origin is ancient. More than 2,400 years ago, it was inscribed at the front of the Temple of Apollo in Delphi, Greece. As important as it is to obey this command, there is an equally crucial corollary: “Be thyself!” Don’t you agree? Is there any experience more painful than not being who you really are? Could there be any behavior more damaging to your long–term happiness than trying to be someone other than who you really are? If there is even the slightest gap, Pisces, now is an excellent time to start closing it. Cosmic forces will be aligned in your favor if you push hard to further identify the nature of your authentic self, and then take aggressive steps to foster its full bloom.

Feldenkrais Classes

Tuesdays 10:00am at the Park South complex, 7505 Waters Ave, Bldg B Suite 8, near Waters and Eisenhower. $15 per class, mats provided. Dress for moving comfortably on the floor. Elaine Alexander, GCFP. 912-223-7049 or elaine., [010613]

Feldenkrais Classes

Tuesdays 10:00am at the Park South complex, 7505 Waters Ave, Bldg B Suite 8, near Waters and Eisenhower. $15 per class, mats provided. Dress for moving comfortably on the floor. Elaine Alexander, GCFP. 912-223-7049 or elaine., [010613]

Free Fitness Boot Camp

Mondays & Wednesdays starting Jan. 21st, 6pm at Tribble Park (Largo & Windsor Road). Children welcome. For more info call Robin, 912-921-0667.

Genealogy Course

Live Oak Public Libraries offers a free 8-week course: “Getting Started on Genealogy” with Charles Bourland, beginning Thursday, January 17, 10:00 a.m. at the Southwest Chatham Branch Library next to the Savannah Mall. Information: 912-925-8305,

Group Guitar Lessons

Join us for a fun time, for group guitar lessons, at the YMCA on Whitemarsh and Tybee Islands (adults and teens only). Hands-on instruction, music theory, ear training, sight reading, ensemble playing, technique, and rhythm drills, by teacher Tim Daniel (BS in Music). 912-897-9559. $20/week. [062812]

Guitar, Electric Bass & Double Bass Lessons

Instruction for all ages of beginner/intermediate students. Technique, chords, note reading, and theory. Learn songs and improvisation. Studio located 2 blocks from Daffin Park. Housecalls available. Call 401-255-6921 or email to schedule a 1/2 price first lesson! [062812]

Guitar, Mandolin or bass guitar Lessons

Guitar, mandolin or bass guitar lessons. emphasis on theory, reading music and improvisation. Located in Ardsley Park. 912-232-5987 [062812]

Homeschool Music Classes

Music classes for homeschool students ages 8 through 18 and their parents. Classes start in August with registration in July. Classes offered in Guyton and Savannah. Go to for more details. [062812]

Housing Authority Neighborhood Resource Center

The Housing Authority of Savannah hosts a series of regular classes at the Neighborhood Resource Center. 1407 Wheaton Street. Adult literacy/GED prep: Mon-Thurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial education: 4th Fri of month, 9-11am. Basic Computer training: Tues & Thurs, 1-3pm. Community Computer lab: Mon-Fri, 3-4:30pm. For more info: 912-232-4232 x115 or [062812]

Knitting and Crochet Classes

Offered at The Frayed Knot, 6 West State Street. Find the calendar of events and classes offered by the yarn shop at or call 912-233-1240.

Knitting and Crochet Classes

Offered at The Frayed Knot, 6 West State Street. Find the calendar of events and classes offered by the yarn shop at or call 912-233-1240.

Knitting Class--Socks

Taste of Knitting: Socks. Learn the basics. Bring one skein of sock-weight yarn, #2 double pointed needles. Offered by Fiber Guild of the Savannahs. Location: Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. Sat. Feb. 16, 1-4pm.

Knitting Workshop

A Taste of Knitting is an introduction to cast-on, bind-off, and basic knit and purl stitches. Saturday, Feb. 16, 10am - noon. Offered by the Fiber Guild of the Savannahs. $20/nonmembers, $15/members. Held at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. Register/information: 518-265-0514

Learn to Speak Spanish

Spanish Instruction for Individuals or Groups and Spanish-English Translation and Interpretation. Classes held at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. An eclectic range of tools used in each session, including: hand-outs, music, visual recognition, conversation, and interactive web media. Instruction tailored to student needs. Flexible scheduling. Information and pricing: 912-541-1337. [062412]

Music Lessons for All Instruments

Rody’s Music is now offering music lessons for all ages on all instruments, beginners through advanced. 7700 Abercorn St. For more information call 912-352-4666 or email kristi@ [051912]

Music Lessons--Multiple Instruments

Savannah Musicians Institute offers private instruction for all ages in guitar, drums, piano, bass, voice, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, flute, and woodwinds. 7041 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Info: 912-692-8055 or [062812]

New Horizons Adult Band Program

A music program for adults who played a band instrument in high school or college and would like to have the opportunity to begin playing again. Dust off your instrument every Monday night at Portman’s Music Store (Abercorn) at 6:30p.m. The cost is $30.00 per month. All ages and ability levels are welcome. Contact Pamela Kidd at 912-354-1500 for more info. [062812]

Novel Writing

Write a novel, finish the one you’ve started, revise it or pursue publishing your work. Awardwinning Savannah author offers one-on-one or small group classes and mentoring, as well as manuscript critique, ebook formatting and more. Send an email to pmasoninsavannah@ for pricing and scheduling information. [062812]

Open Pottery Studio at Savannah’s Clay Spot

For potters with experience who want time in the studio, Choose from 4 hour time slots. Registrations are based on a monthly, bi monthly, and quarterly time commitment. Savannah’s Clay Spot, 1305 Barnard St. Information: 912-509-4647 or [062812]

Prayer of Jabez Bible Study

Course studies a workbook by Dr. Bruce Wilkenson, describing how each component of Jabez’ cry to God in 1 Chronicles 4:10 is supported throughout scripture. Registration : $45 by February 18. Location: 334 Stephenson Ave., Savannah. Dates: February 21-March 14. Thursdays 6:30pm-8:00pm. Contact: Lydia Stone, or 912656-6383.

Professional Development Courses in February

“Beginning Project Management,” “Social Media for Small Business,” and “Microsoft Word 1” These February courses are offered in Savannah by Georgia Southern University’s Division of Continuing Education. Fees and Information: Judy Fogarty, 912-644-5967, or

Russian Language Classes

Learn to speak Russian. All experience levels welcome, beginner to expert. Call 912-7132718 for more information. [062812]

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Discussion Group

Bring an exercise ball. 1 - 3PM quarterly, on Saturdays at Savannah Yoga Center. First class, Jan 19. Course fee: $100 per couple. Contact: or call Ann Carroll at (912) 704-7650 or [121312]


Everyone that loves to sing is invited to join the Savannah Sacred Harp Singers at Faith Primitive Baptist Church, 3212 Bee Road in Savannah. All are welcome to participate or listen in on one of America’s most revered musical traditions. For more information call 912-655-0994 or visit savannahsacredharp. com. [062812]

The life changing program authored by Louise L Hay. This is an intense look into our thoughts and patterns of behavior which create in us stress and dis-ease. Mondays, February 18 through March 25. 6:30pm to 8:00pm. 334 Stephenson Avenue, Savannah. Lydia Stone, Dream Builder Coach at 912-656-6383 or rosesonthemove@gmail.con Registration: $45 per person. Book Available at Barnes & Noble,,

Historic Savannah Chapter of ABWA

Classes and individualized sewing instruction from Laurie, 912-358-8989. Email: lr_bryant@ [111112]

Clubs & Organizations

The Savannah Charlesfunders meet every Saturday at 8:30am to discuss stocks, bonds, and better investing. Meetings take place at Panera Bread on Bull and Broughton. Contact us at for more information. [062812]

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Sewing Classes

Sewing Classes

Beginner in Sewing? Starting your Clothing Business? Starting your Clothing Line? Learn to sew. Industry standard sewing courses designed to meet your needs in the garment industry. Open schedule is available. Skirts,pants, jackets, dresses, blouses, vest, alteration classes. Savannah Sewing Academy, 1917 Bull Street , Savannah

Sewing Classes at Savannah Sewing Academy

Beginner in Sewing? Starting your Clothing Business? Starting your Clothing Line? Industry Standard Sewing Courses designed to meet your needs in the garment industry. Open schedule is available. Skirts,Pants Jackets, Dresses, Blouses, Vest, Alteration Classes. Held at Savannah Sewing Academy, 1917 Bull Street. Information: or 912290-0072. [121312]

Sewing Lessons

Personalized sewing lessons for your individual goals/needs. Any age or ability. Lessons given in my home. 912-358-8989 or lr_bryant@yahoo. com. E-mail preferred. [110312]

Singing Lessons with Anitra Opera Diva

Anitra is currently teaching the Vaccai Bel Canto technique for those interested in improving their vocal range and breathing capacity. Bel Canto carries over well as a foundation technique for different styles including opera, pop, rock and cabaret. Fridays 5.30-8-30pm, Institute of Cinematic Arts, 12 1/2 W State St Savannah, 3rd floor. 786-247-9923 www. [062512]

Spanish Classes

Learn Spanish for life and grow your business. Spanish courses to professionals in the Savannah area offered by Conquistador Spanish Language Institute, LLC. Classes offered in series. “Beginner Spanish for Professionals” course. Introductory price $155 + Textbook ($12.95) Instructor: Bertha E. Hernandez, M.Ed & Native Speaker. Registration: www. Fee: $155.00 Meets in the Keller Williams Realty Meeting Room, 329 Commercial Drive.

Winter Term Classes for Professional and Personal Development

Beginning Sign Language, Photoshop, Facebook for Beginners, Advanced Project Management, Short Story Writing, Creative Writing, Drawing, and Photography. All courses offered Winter Term in Savannah by Georgia Southern University’s Division of Continuing Education. Fees and Information: Judy Fogarty, 912-6445967, or

Yoga for Couples: Toolbox for Labor & Delivery

A two hour class for prospective moms and the person who will be with her during labor and delivery. Learn the stages of labor and delivery and a “toolbox” of hands-on comfort measures from a labor doula, including breathing, massage, positioning, and pressure points.

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Avegost LARP

Live action role playing group that exists in a medieval fantasy realm. Generally meets on the second weekend of the month. Free for your first event or if you’re a non-player character. $35 fee for returning characters. Email: Kaza Ayersman, or visit [062912]

Blindness and Low Vision: A Guide to Working, Living and Supporting Individuals with Vision Loss

On the 3rd Thursday of every month, Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision will offer workshops to learn more about vision loss, services and technology available to participate more fully in the community and how as a community we can support individuals with vision loss. Orientation and Mobility Techniques utilized by individuals with vision loss to access the community, Low Vision vs. Legal Blindness, Common Types of Vision Loss, How to support individuals who have vision loss to achieve their maximum independence, Low Vision Simulator Experiences, Blindfold Experiences, Resources. Free and Open to the Public. Information: www. Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision, 214 Drayton Street. [101412]

Book Lady Bookstore’s Book Club

The Book Lady Book Club’s next meeting is on Wednesday, January 30,7:00pm. This month’s selections: The Devil’s Highway, and Into the Beautiful North. Both written by Louis Alberto Urrea. Call The Book Lady for location information. 912-233-3628.

Buccaneer Region SCCA

The 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. Visit [062912]

Business Networking on the Islands

Small Business Professionals Islands Networking Group Meets 1st Thursday each month from 9:30-10:30 AM. Tradewinds Ice Cream & Coffee, 107 Charlotte Rd. Savannah (912) 3086768 for more info. [062912]

Chatham Sailing Club

Meets the first Friday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Young’s Marina, 218 Wilmington Island Rd., Savannah (across fom N. Cromwell Rd.) If first Friday falls on a holiday weekend, meeting is second Friday. No boat? No sailing experience? No problem! Information: http://www. [051912]

Drop N Circle Craft Night (formerly Stitch-N Group)

Sponsored by The Frayed Knot and Perlina. Join us every Tuesday evening 5pm-8pm for crafting. Located at 6 West State Street (behind the CVS off of Wright Square in the historic district.) Enjoy the sharing of creativity with other knitters, crocheters, beaders, spinners, felters, needle pointers. All levels of experience welcome. Come and be inspired! For more info please call 912-233-1240 or 912-441-2656.

Energy Healers

Energy Healers Meets every Monday at 6pm. Meditation and healing with energy. Discuss aromatherapy, chakra systems and more. Call 912-695-2305 for more info. [062912] Meets the second Thursday of every month from 6-7:30 p.m. The cost is the price of the meal. RSVP to 660-8257. Tubby’s Tank House, 2909 River Dr., Thunderbolt. [062912]

Honor Flight Savannah

A non-profit organization dedicated to sending our area Korean War and World War II veterans to Washington DC to visit the new WWII Memorial. All expenses are paid by Honor Flight Savannah, which is not a government-supported program. They depend on donations from the community to fund their efforts. Honor Flight is seeking veterans interested in making a trip to Washington. For more info: (912) 596-1962 or [062912]

Ink Slingers Writing Group

A creative writing group for writers of poetry, prose or undefinable creative ventures. Based in Savannah and a little nomadic. Meet twice a month on Thursdays at 5:45pm at the Southwest Public Library, 14097 Abercorn Street. Discussion of exercises, ideas, or already in progress pieces. Free to attend. [012013]

Islands MOMSnext

For mothers of school-aged children, kindergarten through high school. Authentic community, mothering support, personal growth, practical help, and spiritual hope. Meets first & third Monday of the month, excluding holidays. Childcare is available upon request. A ministry of MOPS International. Information or registration: call 912-898-4344 or kymmccarty@ [062912]

Islands MOPS

A Mothers of Preschoolers group that meets at the First Baptist Church of the Islands on two Wednesdays a month from 9:15-11:30am. Website/information: site/islandsmops/ [062912]

Knitters, Needlepoint and Crochet

Meets every Wednesday. Different locations downtown. Contact (912) 308-6768 for info. No fees. Wanna learn? Come join us! [062912]

Low Country Turners

A club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Contact Steve Cook, 912-313-2230. [062912]

Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. American Legion Post 184, 1 Legion Dr. Call 786-4508. [062912]

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$25 non-member, $20 member. Info/registration: 518-265-0514.

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•109 West 41st: Lower 1BR Apt., 1.5BA, CH&A$450 + security •227 Glass St. 2BR house, gas heat $450 + security. •1202 McCarthy Ave: 2BR apt. window AC, gas heat $450 + sec. •1021 West 41st: 3BR house, LR, DR, CH&A $770 + security •728 West 39th: Large 4BR house, CH&A $700 + security deposit. Call Lester, 313-8261 or 234-5650


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FOR RENT-OAKLANE TOWNHOUSES Off Wild Heron Road 110 Trellis Way 2-story townhouse w/rear lane entry garage, 3BR, LR, 2-1/2 BA, Kitchen w/stove, dishwasher and garbage disposal, (Senior Discount). Call Charles Bell, 234-0611, between 9-5PM, Monday thru Friday.

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Mobile Home lots for rent. First month rent free! Wooden deck, curbside garbage collection twice weekly, swimming pool and playground included. Cable TV available. HOUSES 4 Bedrooms 623 Windsor Rd $1200 3 Bedrooms 18 Welwood Dr. $925 412 Sharondale Rd. $925 2 Soling Ave $875 2214 E.43rd St. $825 1906 E.58th St. $750 POOLER: 1254 Robert’s Way $895 CONDOS 2 Bedroom Condo GEORGETOWN 40 Sand Dollar $795 SOUTHSIDE Windsor Crossing $650 APARTMENTS 2 Bedrooms 1107 E.57th St. $600 One Bedroom 110 E. Gaston $895 FOR DETAILS & PICTURES VISIT OUR WEB PAGE WWW.PAMTPROPERTY.COM Pam T Property 692-0038


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SPECIAL! 1812 N. Avalon Dr. 2BR/1.5BA $675/mo, $500/dep. SPECIAL! 1303 E.66th: 2BR/2 Bath, W/D connection, near Memorial Hosp. $725/month, $500/dep SPECIAL! 11515 White Bluff Rd. 1BR/1BA, all electric, equipped kitchen, W/D connection $595/month WILMINGTON ISLAND: 7404 Johnny Mercer Townhouse 2BR/2.5BA, all elec. $950/month, $500/deposit.

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TOWNHOUSE: 100 Lewis Drive, Apt 13 A 2BR/1.5BA, 2-story. Washer/dryer connections, all appliances. No pets. $625/month, $625/deposit. Call 912-663-0177 or 912-663-5368. VERY NICE 1 Bedroom Furnished, Upstairs Apt. Washer/dryer included. Suitable for single adult. $800/month, $500/deposit. No pets, no smoking. 912-236-1952

LARGE VICTORIAN with windows on two sides, across from library, nicely furnished, all utilities. TV/cable/internet, washer/dryer, $140/week. $504/month. 912-231-9464 Other apts. avail.


WILMINGTON ISLAND: Johnny Mercer duplex, 2BR/1BA, LR, dining area, kitchen, newly renovated $825/month. 912-897-6789 or 912-344-4164

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Available Now! Large 3BR/1BA, large kitchen, LR, DR/family room combo, CH/A, Window World energy efficient windows throughout. Quiet area, minutes to HAAF, schools, shopping, restaurants. No smoking. No Section 8. Police discounts available. 1yr. lease. $939/rent, $979/security deposit. 912-920-1936 WINDSOR FOREST: 3BR/1.5BA, family room has been used as 4th BR, new CH&A, new interior paint, new windows and sliding doors. Conveniently located. No smoking. No Section 8 accepted. $949/month, $989/security deposit. Military or Police Discount. 912-920-1936

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Connectsavannah 02-20--2013 issue  
Connectsavannah 02-20--2013 issue  

In our cover story, former Savannah resident Shelley Smith returns with a fashion show and exhibition of her uniquely-sculpted wearable meta...