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WEEK AT A GLANCE freeBie of the week

Black heritage grand festival Day

what: Dance performances and instruction, crafts, cuisine, children’s reading circle, concerts, authors room, health screenings. Full schedule at savannahblackheritagefestival.com. when: Sat. Feb. 11, 11 a.m. where: Civic Center cost: Free and open to the public.

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theater: Jitney by august wilson

springtime Made in the south

SSU Players by the Sea presents the first installment in Wilson’s monumental 10-play cycle. Part of the Savannah Black Heritage Festival. Call 912-358-3190). Regular production dates Feb. 9, 10 & 12 have an admission fee. when: Wed. Feb. 8, 8 p.m. where: SSU’s Kennedy Fine Arts Theatre, 3219 College St. cost: Free Admission. Reservations required. info: savannahblackheritagefestival.com/ what:

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Thursday thincsavannah’s expandemonium

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cUltUre

what: Savannah’s first coworking and

collaborative office environment, celebrates the addition of five new ThincOffices. when: Thu. Feb. 9, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. where: ThincSavannah, 35 Barnard St. cost: Free and open to the public info: 912-544-1200.

Friday

what: Tenth annual crafts showcase. Hours: Fri. & Sat. 10-6. Sun. 11-5. when: Fri. Feb. 10, Sat. Feb. 11 where: Savannah International Trade & Convention Center cost: $7, good for all three days. info: 704-847-9480.

georgia history parade

what: Schoolchildren in colonial costume

march to mark Georgia’s founding. When: Fri., Feb. 10, 10:30 a.m. where: Begins Forsyth Park, continues through Bull Street squares. cost: Free and open to the public info: georgiahistory.com

winter weekend

what: Savannah’s LGBT community sponsors events designed to show off the Hostess City. Benefiting First City Network, Savannah Pride, and Georgia

Book signing: fred gross

what: Author of “Diane Arbus’ 1960s: Auguries of Experience” (University of Minnesota Press, 2012). when: Thu. Feb. 9, 6:30 p.m. where: SCAD Museum of Art theater, 601 Turner Blvd. cost: Free and open to the public.

Tour’ takes off By JESSICA LEIGH LEBOS

25 COMEDy 28 BOOK FESTIvAL 30 MARK yOUR CALENDAR 31 FOOD & DRINK 32 ART PATROL 33 MOvIES

what: SCAD’s Performing Arts Dept. explores the heartaches and hopes of Americans dealing with the challenges of the Great Depression and today’s recession. when: Thu. Feb. 9, 8 p.m., Fri. Feb. 10, 8 p.m., Sun. Feb. 12, 3 p.m. where: Arnold Hall, 1810 Bull St., cost: $10/Gen. Adm. $5/students, seniors, military. info: tickets.scadboxoffice.com/

for the love of art silent auction and open house

what: City Market Artist Studios Open House. Silent art auction, food and beverages in participating galleries. when: Fri. Feb. 10, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. where: City Market cost: Free and open to the public. info: savannahcitymarket.com/

potable gold: savannah’s Madeira tradition

what: Learn about the rich tradition of Madeira (wine) in Savannah and then enjoy a Madiera party. when: Fri. Feb. 10, 5:30 p.m., Sat. Feb. 11, 5:30 p.m. where: Davenport House, 324 E. State cost: $20. Reservations recommended. info: 912-236-8097. davenporthousemuseum.org/

the Unchained tour

what: An evening of storytellers from The Moth, musicians and circus performers. One of ten stops in Georgia and Florida. when: Fri. Feb. 10, 8 p.m. where: Savannah History Museum cost: Sold Out. info: theunchainedtour.org/

Dance: The Dream, a multimedia performance

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Equality. Friday, Feb. 10, 7-10pm--Kick Off @ Bar Food. Saturday, Feb. 11. 10am-noon. Historic tour. Saturday, Feb. 11 6-10pm. Enchanted Evening, Black Tie Gala. Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum Annex. 460 MLKing, Jr. Blvd. Sunday, Feb. 12, 10:30am-12noon. Brunch at the Jepson. when: Fri. Feb. 10, Sat. Feb. 11 where: various venues cost: varies info: 912-231-9933.

theater: the Vagina Monologues

what: A poignant and hilarious tour of the

angela Beasley’s puppet people “open to all family show”

last frontier, the ultimate forbidden zone. Friday and Saturday 21+. Sunday is 16+. A benefit for Rape Crisis Center. when: Fri. Feb. 10, 8 p.m., Sat. Feb. 11, 8 p.m. where: Bay Street Thtr, 1 Jefferson St. cost: $22 info: www.baystreettheatre.org/


Saturday Musical symposium/concert

what: All-day workshop and wrap-up

concert. Sponsored by Sonata of Savannah and Stillwater youth Sinfonia. Workshop: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Registered Students only.) Concert: 4–6 p.m. when: Sat. Feb. 11 where: St. John Baptist Church, 522528 Hartridge Street, cost: Concert free & open to public. info: www.SonataofSavannah.com/

forsyth farmer’s Market (early) opening Day!

what: “Bike to the Market” day with Savannah Bicycle Campaign. First 25 to check in at the Bring it Home table with bikes receive market tokens! when: Sat. Feb. 11, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. where: Forsyth Park cost: Free to browse & hang out. info: orsythfarmersmarket.org/

nature outing: Blackwater paddle

what: Wilderness Southeast guided paddling day trip on a peaceful, wild blackwater creek. Meet in Rincon. Reservations required. when: Sat. Feb. 11, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. where: cost: $50/person includes canoe,

paddle, and instruction

info: wilderness-southeast.org/

tybee island energy & water fair

what: Workshops, demonstrations.

How to’s on adopting wetlands, water quality monitoring, xeriscaping, shallow wells, rainwater capturing devices. when: Sat. Feb. 11, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. where: Tybee Gym cost: Free and open to the public info: www.cityoftybee.org/

angela Beasley’s puppet people “open to all family show”

what: Includes puppet show, interactive studio tour, and “Mom & Me” Mardi Gras mask making. Reservations preferred. when: Sat. Feb. 11, 10 a.m. where: The Puppet Place, 3119 Furber Ave. cost: $10. info: puppetpeople.com/

Book signing: civil war savannah book series

what: Barry Sheehy, vaughnette Goode-Walker, and Cindy Wallace will sign copies of “Bankers, Brokers and Bay Lane,” the second volume in their Civil War Savannah series, Call to reserve a copy. when: Sat. Feb. 11, 3 p.m.-5 p.m. where: E. Shaver, 326 Bull Street

for purchase.

georgia history festival trustees gala what: Georgia Historical Society

inducts new trustees Andrew young and Tom Cousins in “Savannah Sol,” an evening of Latin-inspired dinner and dance. Following the presentations, the new trustees will engage in a moderated conversation, featuring questions on topics ranging from business and philanthropy to history and life philosophies. when: Sat. Feb. 11, 7 p.m. where: Hyatt Regency, 2 W. Bay St. cost: $250-285 info: georgiahistory.com

Ballet: the sleeping Beauty

what: Columbia City Ballet presents the classic fairy tale. when: Sat. Feb. 11, 5:30 p.m. where: Civic Center/Johnny Mercer Theater cost: $35 - $118 info: www.savannahcivic.com/

Dolphins and Desserts

what: Dolphin Project presents desserts and a presentation on dolphins (and turtles) by Kris Williams of Wassaw Island’s Caretta Research Project. RSvP’s preferred. when: Sat. Feb. 11, 7 p.m. where: First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Avenue cost: $5 at the door info: www.thedolphinproject.org/

Music: spring awakening

what: Savannah Philharmonic orchestra concert featuring violin soloist Ulf Hoelscher. Program: Beethoven’s King Stephen Overture; Bruch’s violin Concerto in G minor; Schumann’s Symphony No. 1 (Spring). when: Sat. Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m. where: Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn cost: $65-$16 info: www.lucastheatre.com/

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Sunday Behind the Veil

what: Champagne brunch, followed by afternoon of tasting, consultations, and BleuBelle Bridal’s fashion show. when: Sun. Feb. 12, 10:30 a.m. where: Telfair Academy and Jepson Center cost: Brunch & event $50. Event only $18/adv. $20/door. info: http://telfair.org/

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storytelling at fort pulaski

what: Master griot Lillian Grant-

February 16, 2012 Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. armstrong Fine arts auditorium

Baptiste uses storytelling to share stories of faith and freedom of the Gullah people. when: Sun. Feb. 12, 2:30 p.m. where: Fort Pulaski National Monument, U.S. Highway 80 cost: Free with regular $5 admission info: www.nps.gov/fopu.

film: An Affair to Remember (Usa, 1957)

what: The Lucas presents the Ameri-

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TICKeTS on Sale noW! Discounts are available to armstrong Faculty, Staff and Students at the Box office only. how to buy tickets Tickets available through aMt box office • noon – 3 p.m., weekdays • By phone during box office hours: 912.344.2801 • online at tickets.armstrong.edu

can romance classic starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr. $8 general admission, or purchase couple’s pass $15, which includes two tickets, two drinks, and one popcorn to share. when: Sun. Feb. 12, 3 p.m. where: Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn info: www.lucastheatre.com/

for lovers of Jazz – a Valentine’s concert.

what: Black Heritage Festival event. Featuring Stan Wilkerson & Co. when: Mon. Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m. where: Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. cost: Free and open to the public. info: savannahblackheritagefestival. com/

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Tuesday Valentine’s Day weddings in the Davenport house garden

what: Ceremonies will be offered every 10 minutes. A local judge will officiate. Confirmed reservations are highly recommended. when: Tue. Feb. 14, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. where: Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State Street cost: $100 donation to the museum. info: davenporthousemuseum.org/

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savannah Black heritage festival gospel concert what: Lucinda Moore of “ Blessed,

Broken and Given” acclaim. Opening performances by local artists and the SSU Wesleyan Gospel Choir, the AASU Gospel Choir, and St. John Baptist Church Choir. when: Sun. Feb. 12, 5 p.m. where: St. John Baptist Church, 52228 Hartridge St. cost: Free and open to the public info: savannahblackheritagefestival. com/

reading: salute to guilty pleasures

what: A night of comedy and cocktails for Deep Center. Worst literature, worst song lyrics, worst celebrity bios, in front of live audience. when: Sun. Feb. 12, 7 p.m. where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. cost: $10

what: A gala featuring The Jody Espina Quartet, dance by Karen Burns & Florida State University Dancers. Cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Hosted by Mary & Stratton Leopold to benefit first Savannah Dance Festival, a new festival in 2012. when: Tue. Feb. 14, 7 p.m. where: Jepson Ctr, 207 W. york St., cost: $175 two tickets, $95 for one. info: 912-531-6717.

ad city Market annual Marriage Vow renewal ceremony

what: Rev. William Hester leads a da ceremony renewing marriage vows.

Prizes from City Market shops in various categories, such as couple married longest, most children, etc. when: Tue. Feb. 14, 7 p.m. where: City Market Courtyard, W. St. Julian St. @ Jefferson St., cost: Free and open to the public. info: http://savannahcitymarket.com/

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comedy: lewis Black

what: “In God We Rust” tour. Read

interview this issue. when: Sun. Feb. 12, 8 p.m. where: Civic Center/Johnny Mercer Theater, 401 W. Oglethorpe Ave. cost: $35-$59.50 info: www.savannahcivic.com/

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Wednesday ho the solarnauts (1967, U.k.) + global frequency (2005, Usa) T ick what: Double-bill of two rare pilots. Monday First is the cheesy British sci-fi ad• n venture The Solarnauts. Global FreMusic: leif ove andsnes quency is based onB a series of comic what: World renowned Norwegian • books about a worldwide agency of pianist in a Savannah Music Festival spies, scientists and law enforcement event. • o officers who work together covertly when: Mon. Feb. 13, 6:30 p.m.

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Methodist Church, 429 Abercorn St cost: $55 info: savannahmusicfestival.org/

to stop acts of global terrorism.

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It’s your history... enjoy it By JiM Morekis | jim@connectsavannah.com

One of Savannah’s great claims to fame is being the birthplace of America’s thirteenth colony. Fittingly, the state’s central archive reflecting this background is based in Savannah, at the Georgia Historical Society. Each February, GHS marks the 1733 founding of Savannah — and hence Georgia — by Gen. James Oglethorpe with an array of events comprising the Georgia History Festival. Many of you enjoyed this past weekend’s Super Museum Sunday, which is a beloved (and very well-attended) part of the Festival.

This week, several more landmark Festival events occur, including this Friday’s Georgia History Parade and this Saturday’s Trustees Gala. The Friday morning parade is a perennial favorite, featuring local elementary schoolchildren dressed in colonial and Native American garb marching from Forsyth Park to City Hall, where Mayor Edna Jackson will address the crowd. The Trustees Gala Saturday night at the

Hyatt downtown will induct two new GHS Trustees, former Atlanta Mayor and UN Ambassador Andrew Young and entrepreneur Tom Cousins, who was largely responsible for Atlanta’s renaissance in the ‘70s and ‘80s and brought the Atlanta Hawks to town. The Gala is always fun — a great opportunity to dress up, enjoy some awesome food, and support a great cause. This year promises an extra spark due to its Latin themed menu and entertainment by the Hot Sun Quartet. For ticket info, go to georgiahistory.com. See you there... CS

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Editor, Last week, House Bill 853 was introduced in the General Assembly. It states: “No county, municipality, consolidated government, or local government authority shall prohibit or require any permit for the growing or raising of food crops or chickens or rabbits in home gardens, coops, or pens on private residential property so long as such food crops or animals or the products thereof are used for human consumption by the occupant of such property and members of his or her household and not for commercial purposes.” The U.S. Constitution as well as the Georgia Constitution list the rights of citizens. Among these are the right of personal security, personal liberty, and the right of private property. The definition of personal security is “The legal and uninterrupted enjoyment by a man of

his life, his body, his health and his reputation.” Furthermore, the definition of private property is “The tangible and intangible things owned by individuals.” Dr. Mark Cooray says, “Personal liberty means not only freedom from unlawful physical restraint or harm, but also freedom from arbitrary interference with one’s privacy and lawful belongings.” Local governments should not have the ability to strip us of these rights as they do when local zoning ordinances ban us from the Right to Grow. For a number of reasons, people are returning to their agrarian roots and growing their own food. Some are doing it because they want to feed their families healthy food. Some are concerned about genetically altered or virally tainted food. Some are affected by the harsh economic times. Some are doing it just because they want the feeling of accomplishment.

Whatever the reasons, the Sustainable Food Movement is stronger than ever. However, some local municipalities are not happy about this. Creative gardening techniques can clash with neighbor’s landscaping ideals. Some people think chickens and goats cannot be pets but are signs of lower social status and poverty. Forsyth County has deemed honeybees “livestock” and banned them from backyards. Marietta says you have to have five acres for a chicken that the Georgia Cooperative Extension Service says only needs around 4 square feet. NIMBY people like these are more concerned about “What about the property value of the neighborhood?” than the people that live in the neighborhood. They would rather ban such activities outright, lest take a chance that a few could violate local nuisance or health laws. This is akin to outlawing dogs because some people cannot

keep their dog on a leash or keep it from defecating in their neighbor’s lawn. If we outlawed banks, we would reduce the number of bank robberies! But we are not talking about dogs or banks; we are talking about people’s inalienable rights, which among them are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The introduction of this bill is a victory for the thousands of people in Georgia that have had their constitutional rights stripped away in the name of progress. However, this is only the first step. This bill is in committee and needs our support to move it along. Please contact your Legislators and the members of the Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee and tell them that you want your rights back! There is a website set up to help in this cause: www.gafoodrights.org. Joseph pond

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Parlez-vous wha’? Excusez–moi, but my tongue seems to be tied. This always seems to happen when I encounter a French person. Fortunately, Antoine Gedroyc is trés patient. The head of the French Savannah Forum greeted me with a hearty “Bonjour! Comment ça va?” at Foxy Loxy Café last Thursday evening and smiled encouragingly while I searched my addled brain for the formal translation of “I am fine, and how are you today?” All I seemed to come up with was “La chat est blanc,” the first sentence of my ninth grade French textbook. Helpful at a pet shop with a kindergartner, not so much in adult conversation. So instead I just kept eating. I was with Gedroyc, his wife, Jennifer, and some forty others chilling at the Foxy for La Chandeleur, a French holiday celebrated by feasting on crêpes. He explained (in English, bless his heart) that La Chandeleur originated as the French version of Candlemas by the church but is also inspired by pagan ritual — some say the flat shape of the crêpe represents the sun, now making its return appearance in that part of the world this time of year. It also has a weather–predicting element, a little like our Groundhog Day without the cranky rodent. As far as I’m concerned, La Chandeleur could be commemorating an alien visitation at the Eiffel Tower and I’d still show up, because any holiday devoted entirely to crêpes is my kind of scene. Bien sûr, Savannah’s own crêpe mistress, Brittney Blackshear of CrêpeÁDiem, was serving up delicate pancakes stuffed with sweet and savory delights right from the griddle. A line snaked around the courtyard as Forum members greeted each other with French kisses — that is, with bisous on both cheeks. (No tongue, s’il vous plaît.)

“The French are always looking for an excuse to eat, drink and party,” Gedroyc confided, though ostensibly another reason for Forum gatherings is for French speakers and Francophiles to practice their language skills. Unfortunately for him, instead of actually speaking French, all I could manage was to carry on my end of the conversation in English with a terrible Inspector Clouseau accent. Ahnd ‘ow long ‘ave you been in Zavannah? It’s really a shame — quel dommage: I studied the language for eight years and minored in it college, which may sound like a euphemism for drinking loads of red wine and eating cheese but did require a 10–page, grammatically–correct analysis of the collected works of Rimbaud en français. Yet in spite of all that classwork (and oui, perhaps a few vats of cabernet and brie) and a lifelong case of Francophilia (ask my mother about the phase when I wore a gold beret everywhere, including Red Lobster), I just can’t seem to conjugate freely. Perhaps my shyness stems from the month I spent as a high school exchange student near Cannes and was confronted with a mysterious meal that appeared to be white gym socks floating in a bowl of dirty dishwater. Patting my stomach, I murmured “No merci, je suis pleine,” to my host mother in the politest of tones. Silverware clattered on plates and the table went quiet. I didn’t understand what was so incredibly shocking about being full — until one of the family’s young sons snickered to me in perfect English that I had just announced I was pregnant. While my affinity for French cuisine matured, my conversational skills have remained at teenage levels. My mother–in–law, Marcia Lebos, who taught French at Windsor Forest High in the ‘80s and was known

as “Madame Lee–Beau” to the many Savannah students she chaperoned on trips to France, used to encourage me to chat with her so I’d be as comfortable with French words coming out of my mouth as I am with croissants going in. While we never much got past talking about the weather, it was especially fun infuriating our uncomprehending husbands. (Sadly, her French was one of the first things to go when the dementia crept up on this wonderful lady. She still smiles when we sing “Frère Jacques,” and I never see a fleur de lis without thinking of her. If she was still able, she would infuse every French Savannah Forum event with her joie de vivre.) These days I’m surrounded by French speakers on all sides: My brother is marrying a lovely Parisian girl, who is also understanding of my strange–but–unconscious habit of adopting other people’s accents. But I’ll be stammering in front of her entire family at the wedding this fall if I don’t quit choking over every bon mot. My son, however, has already been emailing his future cousin–in–laws like un champion thanks to Google Translator. I’m not sure Madame Lee–Beau would approve. Even armed with an iPad, it’s challenging to express oneself authentically in conversation. For instance, the ubiquitous English expression “WTF?” translates into the unreasonably proper “Qu’est–ce que ça peut bien faire” — literally, “what is going on here?” How is that supposed to flow naturally when some shmuck on his cell phone swerves into your lane without using a blinker? Still, conversing in another language not only helps with familial communication but contributes to one’s overall savoir–faire, so I keep at it. Back in the charming Foxy Loxy courtyard, I tried out a few basic phrases with the Gedroycs and Savannah’s other Francophiles. Though I may have mistakenly directed someone towards the oven instead of the bathroom, I think I avoided declaring myself la idiote du village. CS


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By John Bennett | bicyclecampaign.org

Stealing mobility What if it were an accepted fact of life that if you owned a car in Savannah it would be stolen at least once? Or that some folks might be victimized multiple times? I’m not talking about an acknowledgement of risk, but of an expectation that theft definitely would occur, just as sure as a big parade will be held downtown in March. It’s difficult to imagine this level of complacency becoming the norm. But we may be nearing that point when it comes to our attitudes about bicycle theft. When incidents spike, the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department generally issues a press release urging cyclists to register their bicycles, purchase and use sturdy locks, and store their bicycles inside. Each of these is an excellent theft prevention strategy, but the last is simply impossible for many people. It also ignores the fact that even if people can bring their bicycles inside their residences, their workplaces or other businesses may not be as accommodating.

Try rolling your bicycle into the lobby of a public building, a college classroom or a crowded restaurant at lunchtime, and see what kind of reception you get. Yet bicycles are stolen from right outside these places on a startlingly regular basis. Late last year it happened to two people I know on the same day. And it has probably happened to you or someone you know. One bike was locked to a street sign in front of the Chatham County Courthouse on Montgomery Street; the other to a bike rack on Abercorn Street near Forsyth Park. Both thefts occurred in broad daylight. The victims both described the responding SCMPD officers as sympathetic and helpful, but neither bicycle has been recovered. One of the men replaced his bicycle almost immediately and purchased a more expensive lock. He says he is even more selective about where he locks his bike, although it’s hard to name a location more seemingly secure than in front of the courthouse, what with police officers and sheriff ’s deputies coming and going all day. The other says the experience has caused him to reconsider cycling. He’d owned the bike for less than two

weeks before it was stolen. Since this is the second bike he’s lost to thieves, he’s decided he doesn’t “want to deal with theft or worrying about it getting stolen anymore.” Sadly, many cyclists are similarly dissuaded from going back to the bike shop and getting back in the saddle. Several years ago, I conducted a survey of local college students, in which I asked about factors that prevented them from riding their bicycles more often. Bike theft was the No. 1 answer, ranking even higher than fear of being hit by a car. My friends, who lost their bikes last year, were both elective cyclists. They owned cars, but each decided to ride his bike to work for different reasons, including health benefits, saving money on parking and motor vehicle upkeep, and a concern for the environment. They both cited another reason for going by bike: They enjoyed it. Other Savannahians also enjoy riding bicycles, but for them it is not a choice. They depend on their bicycles to get to work, to the store or to school. When their bicycles are stolen, so is their mobility. For them, the loss of the bike brings the same feeling of violation that others might experience

when they discover their car is missing from the driveway. And the theft equally disrupts the rhythm of daily life. They may miss work shifts, medical appointments, meetings and classes. From a law enforcement perspective, bicycle theft is a difficult problem to tackle. Police departments in other parts of the country conduct sting operations and employ other techniques aimed at catching bike thieves in the act. While these methods have lowered theft rates, the effect is usually only temporary. Still, that should not stop the SCMPD — along with government, community and business leaders — from acknowledging the seriousness of bicycle theft and the significant hardships it places on people. We must study best practice models, develop solutions and implement them quickly and continuously. With so many Savannahians using bicycles every day, by choice or by necessity, serious attention is required. None of us would stand for car theft as a certainty. We’d demand immediate action. It’s time we acted the same way about bikes. CS JOHN BENNETT IS vICE CHAIRMAN OF THE SAvANNAH BICyCLE CAMPAIGN.

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SCAD grads show students how it’s done By MagDalena Bresson

Both SCAD graduates, the friends returned to their alma mater as keynote speakers for the 2012 LEAD Conference on Jan. 27, an annual one–day conference that offers leadership workshops, roundtable discussions with working professionals and an invaluable opportunity for students to network within their field of study. Spurlock and McLaughlin are a success story in their own right, but they credit SCAD for helping them take over the fledgling fabric shop in 2009 and establish a client base that keeps them in business year–round. “Honestly, it would have been so hard to do this without having the connections from SCAD,” Spurlock, concedes. “The students come here because they know they can trust us and we’ve helped them throughout the year. And because we go out of our way to help them, the newer students continue to come back to get the stuff they need.”


business together. “Because we’re small we can’t have a ton of stuff, but we like to support people who are trying to make a living doing what they love. We like to do ‘Savannah’ and we make sure that all of our stuff is local. If it’s not local, we like to make sure that it has a Savannah influence.” Perched above neighborhood staples The Six Pence Pub, Gallery Espresso, and new–comer, Red Clover, Fabrika Fine Fabrics is establishing itself as local favorite among tourists, amateur seamstresses, Project Runway fanatics and even some local celebrities. Jessica Knapp, for instance, graduated from SCAD in 1999 and has since become a nationally recognized toy–maker. Her signature wall–mounted stuffed animals are displayed throughout some of Savannah’s most popular boutiques. April Johnston, likely the most widely recognized designer of the bunch, purchased more than 90 percent of her materials from Fabrika Fine Fabrics to design her Fashion Week Collection after her

elimination from Project Runway. This mutually beneficial relationship between the artist community, the student community and the small business community have made Spurlock and McLaughlin poster girls for a newer, more youthful business climate in downtown Savannah. And while they’re grateful for their success, they’re not about to let 2012’s graduating class off the hook. Spurlock and McLaughlin urge students to step outside themselves, especially if they decide to become small business owners themselves one day. “Whether you like it or not, you’re a community leader as a small business owner,” McLaughlin says. “Be part of something and make a difference in the community in which you live.” Getting involved, whether it is at the Ronald McDonald House, where McLaughlin currently volunteers, or the local pet rescue like Spurlock, is vital to the sense of camaraderie between local entrepreneurs, and ultimately, the dialogue between

local consumers and businesses. More importantly, Spurlock and McLaughlin can’t stress enough how important it is for talented SCAD students to take pride in their community and consider remaining in Savannah after graduation, though they do have some words of advice for those looking to follow a similar path. “Know the market and know the demand. It’s tough times to be doing something like this, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do something. Just do your research.” As SCAD students buckle down for another round of midterms, Spurlock and McLaughlin certainly have room to grow in their space. That is assuming they can keep up with the demands of this year’s crop of future April Johnstons and Project Runway Winners. CS

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As two of SCAD’s most identifiable young professionals, Spurlock and McLaughlin now spend much of their time encouraging students of all backgrounds to follow their passion and take risks, albeit small ones at first. “You don’t go huge,” Spurlock laughs amidst shades of glorious reds, pinks, and vibrant blues at Fabrika’s East Liberty Street location. “You don’t open, and go ‘Oh, I have five million square feet of stuff and its crazy big and I can have everything everyone could possibly ever want.’ It’s just not possible.” She’s not kidding. The two have come a long way since they first bought the store, wasting no time refurbishing the business and creating a brand that speaks to Savannah’s small–town aesthetic. Their shared passion for locally made, high–quality materials fostered a long–time friendship between the two, but a love of all things “Savannah” inspired Spurlock and McLaughlin to put down roots and take a chance on a

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Like any community, the individual facets of Savannah’s network of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender organizations have their differences.

community,” says Brown. To plan the weekend, Brown and Sawyer joined forces with Kevin Clark, who heads Savannah’s chapter of Georgia Equality, a “dyed–in–the– wool” political action committee that endorses candidates, educates voters about LGBT–related legislation and often influences policy through grassroots campaigns. “We have such dynamic people here, and it’s great to unite everyone under one roof,” says Clark. “This is an important time for us and society as a whole.” While the Winter Weekend has no agenda other than a good time, its main event on Saturday night has an underlying political tone due to its locale: The Ralph Marks Gilbert Civil Rights Museum. Dubbed the “Gay Prom” by Sawyer, “An Enchanted Evening” will be held in the museum’s stunning new annex and includes dancing, live music, a photo booth, fine food and local art as well as a tour of the

says Brown. “At the end of the day, Some focus on political issues, othwe’re all working for tolerance and ers are business–minded; some shout acceptance.” loud and proud while others work An official LGBT headquarters quietly to provide support to youth would go a long way to further that and seniors. cause. FCN already has a place on But the leaders of the city’s three Harris Street used for meetings, and largest LGBT groups have united with Sawyer and Brown envision it reora common goal: To throw one kickin’ ganized as a welcoming space that party. includes a part–time staff member, a First City Network, Savannah Pride library and a resource center open to and the local chapter of Georgia locals and visitors. Equality have partnered up for Savan“The larger focus is to show that the nah Winter Weekend, a three–day gay community is part of the whole extravaganza of history, art and entertainment taking place Feb. 10–12 that will raise funds for a shared community center downtown. “We’re pooling all our resources to work as one entity,” says Travis Sawyer, the ebullient executive director of First City Network, Georgia’s oldest gay rights organization and incubator of offshoot groups like Stand Out Youth and the Savannah Gay Lesbian Film Society. “There’s been so much energy behind it.” Plenty of that vivacity comes from Savannah Pride’s new executive director Chris Brown, an enthusiastic communications professional in his 20s who stepped into the position at the beginning of January. He’s eager to collaborate with FCN and promote Pride beyond its once–a–year event in Forsyth Park. “I’m all about community building, and this travis sawyer of first city network, chris Brown of savannah pride and georgia equality’s kevin clark. is a perfect opportunity,”

museum, which chronicles Savannah’s role in the Civil Rights movements of the 1960s. “It’s fitting that we’re holding the event at the Civil Rights Museum,” comments Clark. “It really brings it all into focus.” Dr. J.W. Jamerson, the chair of the museum’s board of directors, agrees. “We are delighted to have our gay and lesbian friends here,” says Dr. Jamerson. “This museum belongs to all of Savannah and we are happy to have it open for this event and show our support.” To attract out–of–town interest, the party planners bookended the dinner dance with other activities: Friday evening cocktails at Bar Food in Habersham Village, a gay–themed walking tour with historian and naturalist Dee Hope and a Sunday brunch at the Jepson Center for the Arts. Sawyer reports that ticket sales have been brisk and folks will be traveling from Michigan, Wisconsin and North Carolina for the weekend. “People are coming here, they’re bringing their money to the city,” he says. Savannah has flourished as a gay–friendly destination since John Berendt introduced Lady Chablis to the world in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Though it’s not San Francisco’s Castro district or Key West quite yet, all three of the weekend’s organizers believe the city has the potential to grow into a vibrant LGBT hub in the deep South in spite of conservative influences and occasional hate crimes like 2010’s attack on a gay man by two Marines. “We’ve come a long way but there’s still a long way to go,” laments Brown. “After all, we’re still in the heart of the Bible Belt.” “We’re practically the buckle,” adds Sawyer with a smile. CS savannah winter weekend Fri. Feb. 10 – Sun. Feb. 12 various locations and costs info: Firstcitynetwork.net

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Darwin’s law at work Three men are in custody following an attempted drug deal that turned into an armed robbery.

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Harper of Savannah walking near a dumpster on campus. Harper fled but he was quickly apprehended. Harper could not be identified as the armed robbery suspect, but he was arrested by SSUP for Loitering and Prowling and Obstruction by Fleeing. Officers searched the dumpster where Harper was originally seen and they located clothing worn by the robbery suspect along with a pistol and an undisclosed amount of marijuana. Due to the marijuana recovered from the dumpster and officers smelling a strong odor of marijuana coming from Williams’ vehicle, agents with the Chatham–Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT) were requested to respond to the scene. A subsequent investigation resulted in the seizure of a large amount of marijuana. • A Savannah man released from prison in October after serving less than a year of a four–year sentence was back in jail. Dominick Jerome Moore, 18, was arrested walking near the area where a

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20–year–old man reported being robbed about 1 p.m. He was pushed into bushes, kicked several times in the head and abdomen and robbed of $9 at Jefferson and Alice Streets. The victim gave police a detailed description of his assailant, including a tattoo and his first name. Moore was sentenced to four years in prison for an October 2010 burglary when he was 17. He had an extensive arrest record with SCMPD. He was released three months ago. • An East Savannah man is arrested and charged for crimes in three of five precincts. Shawn Bannister, 35, of Oak forest Drive, was arrested January 24 on several charges. His crime spree started in November. Bannister is charged with entering auto and credit card fraud from an incident in the Southside Precinct. On January 18, he was in Islands Precinct, caught on tape in Memorial

University Medical Center’s Parking Deck breaking into a car, and has been charged with an additional count of entering auto.The same day in Central Precinct, Bannister was found to be in possession of a stolen credit card from an entering auto that had just occurred. • Two thieves are being sought after stealing a ring from a local jeweler. January 30, detectives were dispatched to Levy’s Jewelers in reference to a theft. Surveillance video shows two men. One distracts the store employee while the other slowly opens the case and takes a ring out. The man holds the ring in his hand then puts it in his pocket as he leaves. The thief waves at the camera as he leaves the store. CS GIvE ANONyMOUS CRIME TIPS TO CRIMESTOPPERS AT 234-2020


A friend insists a team of scientists is dedicated to cloning a woolly mammoth. If true, what are the plans for these critters? Zoos? Releasing them into the wild? Farming? Or a pet for a billionaire? Also, why start with woolly mammoths and not something smaller and hopefully easier, like passenger pigeons? —Michael Any scientific venture that involves creating life without benefit of the usual reproductive processes generally inspires two reactions. First you’ve got your Popular Mechanics types saying: Cool, can I have one? Then you’ve got the technophobe contingent, which oddly includes both religious fundamentalists and Hollywood scriptwriters, who fret that scientists are playing God. Meanwhile back in the lab scientists themselves are thinking: First, let’s establish whether we can actually do this; then we can wring our hands. I know of at least two scientific groups who’ve sporadically attempted to find some suitable mammoth samples from which a new specimen could eventually be cloned: • In 1996 a Japanese team led by reproductive physiologist Kazufumi Goto and geneticist Akira Iritani began prowling around the Siberian tundra for either frozen mammoth sperm or viable mammoth DNA from other cell nuclei. If they found the former they planned to inject it into the egg of a modern elephant and produce a mammothelephant hybrid. If they found viable DNA they’d take a stab at a 100 percent pure clone. Initial efforts went nowhere, but in early 2011 Iritani told reporters he anticipated success—via a new technique that recently produced a cloned mouse from frozen tissue—within just a few years. • Meanwhile, beginning in 1998 French polar adventurer Bernard Buigues led an international team of paleontologists on several expeditions to Siberia also looking for mammoths, which they planned to send to a lab for

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possible cloning. Buigues and company found a number of carcasses, most famously one allegedly encased in a 23-ton cube of frozen dirt with only its tusks showing, which was seen being hoisted from the permafrost in the Discovery Channel documentary Raising the Mammoth. However, Buigues later conceded the tusks had been stuck in place to make the dirt clod more telegenic—whether it actually contained a mammoth has never been determined. Cloning extinct creatures presents two nontrivial challenges. The first is the difficulty of cloning, period. Everybody remembers Dolly the cloned sheep, introduced in 1996. What was little noted at the time was that Dolly was the only one of 277 candidate embryos to actually make it. The second problem is even knottier, namely finding ancient genetic material that’s still in clonable condition. While I hate to disappoint T. rex fans, it’s unlikely we’ll ever clone dinosaurs a la Jurassic Park. It is possible to extract DNA from old bones—researchers have retrieved chunks of Neanderthal DNA that way. But dinosaur bones are so old they’ve been lithified, meaning the original organic material has been replaced by minerals. In theory you can still clone mammoths and other animals whose departure was recent and whose bodies have merely been frozen. As permafrost thaws due to global warming, more specimens are turning up, and while the chances of finding a complete set of intact mammoth chromosomes are slim, you can find plenty of DNA scraps. Decode enough and do some monster data crunching and you can piece together the complete gene sequence. As it is, more than half the genome for a 10,000-year-old mammoth was published in 2008. That doesn’t mean you can make a decent clone. To illustrate: A Pyrenean ibex, a type of mountain goat, was cloned in 2009. The species had been declared extinct less than 10 years earlier—the DNA used for the clone was extracted from the last known specimen. It took 439 embryos to produce one duplicate. The neo-ibex’s fate? It died minutes after birth due to lung defects, a recurring problem with clones. We’ve got the download—the genome. Unfortunately, we’re dealing with analog technology, and the playback still sucks. CS

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news of the weirD Lead Story “Dementiaville”: Swiss health officials have authorized construction of an assisted-living “village” of 1950s-style homes and gardens designed to “remind” patients with Alzheimer’s and similar afflictions of surroundings that they might actually recall and with which they might be more comfortable and secure than they are with modern life. The 150-resident grounds, near the city of Bern, will be similar to a Dutch facility set up in 2009 in a suburb of Amsterdam. “To reinforce an atmosphere of normality,” reported London’s The Independent in January, the Swiss caretakers will dress as gardeners, hairdressers, shop assistants and the like.

Can’t Possibly Be True • The varsity girls’ basketball teams at predominantly white Kenmore East High School near Buffalo, N.Y., have, for several years, apparently, psyched themselves up in a pre-game lockerroom ritual by chanting, “One, Two, Three, (n-word (plural))!” before running out the door and onto the court. Although the white players this year called the use of the word a “tradition” (passed down from year to year), and not a racial “label,” the team’s only black player not surprisingly had a problem with it and reported it to school officials. According to a December Buffalo News report, it was always a playersonly tradition, and no adult was aware of the chant, but upon learning of it, officials immediately imposed player

suspensions and team penalties. aroused for nine hours, 58 minutes. In • The U.S. Treasury Department’s a series of videos released recently, Sato inspector general for tax matters calmly explained how he “practices” for revealed in January that the IRS cerabout two hours every morning while tified 331 prison inmates as regishis live-in girlfriend goes about her tered “tax preparers” during a recent business (in one video, ironing). 12-month period, including 43 who • David Belniak, now serving 12 were serving life sentences. None of years in prison after pleading guilty to the 43, and fewer than one-fourth of DUI manslaughter for killing a woman the total, disclosed that and her adult daughter they were in prison. (The and her husband in a agency blamed a 2009 Christmas Day 2007 federal law intended to car crash, filed a lawsuit encourage online filing of from prison in Janutax returns, noting that ary against the victims’ HERE’S MILK IN “tax preparer” registrafamily, demanding YOUR EYE! tion can now be accomjustice from them in plished online by passing the form of compena 120-question test.) USA sation for medical Today reported in Februexpenses and his “pain” ary 2011 that prisoners filand “anguish.” Police ing false or fraudulent tax records show Belniak returns scammed the IRS was driving between 75 for nearly $39.1 million in and 85 mph when he 2009. rear-ended the victims’ • The Olympic Commitstopped car (and that tee Will Not Be Calling: (1) he had alcohol, Xanax Mr. Badr Al-Alyani told and cocaine in his sysa Saudi Arabian newspatem). Attorney Debra per in November that he was nearing Tuomey, Belniak’s sister, represents him the world record for squirting milk and called her brother’s imprisonment from his eye. The current champion, “government sanctioned assassination.” Mehmet Yilmaz of Turkey, reached 2.7 Inexplicable meters (almost 9 feet), and Al-Alyani reports one squeeze of 2.3 meters. He • Not One Second Longer With That said he “will continue training.” (2) In Wench: A man identified as Antonio San Francisco, there is an annual refC., 99, filed for divorce in December ereed “Masturbate-a-thon,” and the against his wife of 77 years, Rosa C., supposed world record, set in 2009, is age 96, in Rome, Italy. According to an held by Masanobu Sato, who remained ANSA news agency report, Antonio

became upset when he discovered 50-year-old letters from an affair Rosa once had.

Unclear on the Concept • Brogan Rafferty, 16, in jail in Cleveland, Ohio, awaiting trial for assisting in at least one murder in a robbery scheme, wrote to his father in December (in a letter shared with the Plain Dealer newspaper) that he was certain God would not allow him to suffer a long prison sentence. That would mean, he wrote, that “all my meaningful family members would be dead” when he got out. “(N)o way God would do that to me.” • Benjamin North, 26, was apprehended by deputies in Humboldt County, Calif., because they were pretty sure he was the man who used a stolen credit card at a Safeway supermarket in December. They knew this because North, for some reason, insisted that the purchase be credited to his personal “Safeway Club” card, which he presented to the cashier along with the stolen card.

Fine Points of the Law • Gayane Zokhrabov, then 58, was knocked down by the flying corpse of Hiroyuki Joho, 18, during a rainstorm in Chicago in 2008, and in December 2011 filed a lawsuit against Joho’s estate for compensation for the various injuries she suffered that day (broken leg, broken wrist, shoulder pain). Joho’s corpse was “flying” because he had just been fatally struck by a fast-moving


Least Competent Criminals Not Ready for Prime Time: (1) Police in London stepped up their search for the man who tried to rob the Halifax bank in October but escaped empty-handed. He had demanded 700,000 pounds from a bank employee and then, intending to hand over the bag that he had brought for the money, instead absentmindedly handed over his gun. Realizing his mistake, he dashed out the door. (2) Verlin Alsept, 59, was arrested in Dayton, Ohio, in January and charged with trying to rob a Family Dollar store. He had demanded all the money in a cash register and, apparently as an attempt to intimidate the clerk, he pulled out a .38 caliber bullet from his pocket and showed it to her. She was, of course, undaunted, and he walked away (but was arrested nearby).

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Live Wire Music Hall, 307 W. River St. $12 advance, $14 day of show Hurt is a pretty heavy rock ‘n’ roll band from L.A. They’ve shared stages with the likes of Alice in Chains, Staind, Seether and Three Days Grace. You’ve heard their melodic, anthemic songs like “Ten Ton Brick” and “Falls Apart.” Or the eerie “Rapture.” The band has a new album, The Crux, coming in April. However, the tour that brings them to Savannah is — contrary to the usual music biz promotion tactics — an all–acoustic affair.

“As musicians, it’s important for us to keep reinventing ourselves, even if sometimes that means going back to the roots,” says singer, songwriter and guitarist J. Loren Wince, who’s playing more violin than guitar on this unique excursion. “Most of these songs were written on acoustic instruments and it is one of the strengths of this band that I look forward to sharing.” Classical cellist Patrice Jackson has been added to Hurt’s unplugged lineup. “As long as you bring your same vocabulary and your own technique,” she told an interviewer, “you can pretty much do anything you want to do, and still make it your own.” See hurtband.com.

BETSY KINGSTON AND THE CROWNS At 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9

Live Wire Music Hall, 307 W. River St. With Byron Hatcher, Eddie the Wheel Also: At 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10 Molly Maguire’s, 216 Johnny Mercer Blvd. (Wilmington Island) Here’s an early opportunity to check out one of the latest additions to the 2012 Savannah Stopover. Kingston, a current resident of Athens, is a Savannah native with a gritty, blues–rock voice and a satchel full of heavy and hard–hitting original tunes. The band includes her longtime musical partner Joseph Dinnan on electric and acoustic guitars, and a rotating cast of Athens’ finest. After Stopover, they’ll be on their way to play SXSW in Austin. Betsy Kingston and the Crowns’ just–out debut album, Blue Laws, was recorded in the same Five Points barn where REM and the B–52’s scratched out their sound in the late 1970s and early ‘80s. See reverbnation.com/betsykingstoncrowns CS

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This album includes acoustic salutes from the best of the best of the Lone Star State’s musical wordsmiths, with zero fat and zero cholesteral. James McMurtry’s right there, with a stunning rendition of Clark’s narrative “Cold Dog Soup,” the lyrics to which bring together a cast of literary giants, from Jack Kerouac and William Butler Yeats to Tom Waits and Townes Van Zandt. “Ain’t no money in poetry,” goes the lyric. “That’s what sets the poet free. I’ve had all the freedom I can stand.” It’s ironic because McMurtry, a towering figure among Texas poets, has toiled in relatively obscurity since he began making records in 1989. Clark’s song about noble poverty, which has given McMurtry his biggest–selling record, might as well be the story of his own career. The son of Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Larry McMurtry (Lonesome Dove, Terms of Endearment), young James is perhaps best known for “We Can’t Make it Here,” a scathing indictment of the American Dream in the era of George W. Bush. “The simple fact,” novelist Stephen King raved in his Entertainment Weekly column, “is that James McMurtry may be the truest, fiercest songwriter of his generation.” McMurtry will play the Live Wire Wednesday, Feb. 15. You’re bringing the band this time, but you also tour as a solo. Which do you prefer? James McMurtry: I prefer a band show, if I’m doing a bunch in a row. I can do solos, just one or two, now and then, but a whole week of solo shows really wears me out. It takes more out of you because the people aren’t moving as much. Everything comes from you; you don’t have band energy, or crowd energy, to feed off of.


James McMurtry: It’s still doing it — the Occupy Wall Street people are trying to do a record to get some funding, and we just cut a new track with Joan Baez singing. “We Can’t Make it Here” kind of has a life of its own. It finds its way places that I didn’t send it. I knocked the thing together two weeks before the 2004 elections. Because I live in Texas, but I vote Democratic, so my vote doesn’t really count. The only power I had was a record deal, so but a lot of what the narrator of that song complains about really took wing under Clinton. All that outsourcing, Clinton really sped that along. Bush didn’t do anything to help, because his buddies were gettin’ just as rich as Clinton’s were. It was never specifically an anti– Bush song. A lot of people took it that way. I wonder if you felt that song had pigeonholed you in a way?

James McMurtry: Yeah, because for a while there I got pegged as a political writer after that. Because that’s the song that got the most notice for a while. Not many of my songs are really that overtly political. Are you working on some new stuff? James McMurtry: We just got a couple of new songs together we’re working into the set. We’ll hopefully get C.C. Adcock to produce the next record down there in Louisiana, because I can’t produce any more. I’ve run out of tricks! You were actually in the Lonesome Dove miniseries. Who were you? James McMurtry: I was the kid that didn’t go into the whorehouse. I turned around and went back down the stairs. The rest of the time, I was on horseback, off in the background. CS

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Perhaps “fun” isn’t a word people tend to associate with classical music, but Peter Shannon, the music director and conductor of the Savannah Philharmonic, uses the word a lot when describing the performing and listening experience.

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“It’s very famous,” Shannon explains. “If you listen to it through, you’d say ‘Ah, yes, I’ve heard that before.’ It’s one of those pieces that you’ve heard but you can’t quite place. “And poor old Bruch, he obviously didn’t think much of himself because he sold it to his publisher without getting any royalties, and it turned out to be a ‘smash hit.’” Max Bruch (1838–1920), while he never composed a symphony, is well–known for his colorful concertos for violin, and for other pieces including Scottish Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra. Because of the Violin Concerto No. 1 in g minor, he’s got his own gold– leaf page in the history books. “The second movement, for me anyway, is like something from another planet,” Shannon says. “It’s really, really beautiful. It’s like an exercise in spirituality, almost.” The performance will begin with the King Stephen Overture — don’t make the mistake of calling it the Stephen King Overture, because there are no ghosts or aliens involved — which Beethoven was commissioned to write in 1811 for the opening of a grand new theater in Hungary. It is one of the great composer’s most rarely–played works. “Beethoven,” Shannon enthuses, “is probably my favorite composer; the one I feel the most affinity to.” Next on the program, he explains, is the Bruch piece. “It gets progressively more romantic as the evening

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Violinist Ulf hoelscher. “this guy’s a maestro,” says peter shannon, seen conducting at left. “there’s no doubt about that in my mind.”

gets on.” The guest soloist is violinist Ulf Hoelscher, who had his heyday in the 1970s and ‘80s, playing with top orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, and the Chicago and Philadelphia symphonies. In fact, Hoelscher’s recordings of the Violin Concerto No. 1 in in g minor are considered the definite recorded performances of the piece. Shannon has no doubt that Hoelscher — a world–class musician — will bring the Savannah concert experience up to a new level. “You may not be able to necessarily describe the difference between excellence and brilliance, but you can feel it if it’s done right,” he says. “In every genre of the arts. People sense when they’re looking at an incredible painting by a master. It’s probably aesthetic as well. “The word ‘maestro’ is bandied around a lot in America — if you’re a conductor, it’s the default name they call you. And ‘maestro’ really means ‘master.’ It’s a pity, because when you have a maestro in front of you, you really, really do know it. “And this guy’s a maestro, there’s no doubt about that in my mind. I mean, I’m looking forward to making music with him. I’m going to learn a lot from him.” Having such a prestigious soloist, playing with the top classical musicians from our area, ups the ante. For players and listeners alike. “It’s the color they bring to a piece,” says Shannon. “It’s 40, 50 years on the professional stage, playing with the greatest orchestras in the world. “I suppose it’s nice to know that this person is a genius. If you’re listening intently, it’s such a moving experience.” CS

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That’s the issue for you, isn’t it? That our government is way out of touch with us. Lewis Black: Whatever they’re doing, they’re doing on their own, in a bubble without any real interest in what the American people are interested in. Most of us are in the middle. I don’t care what you think, I don’t care if you think it’s the End of Time. Unless it’s like with the Payroll Tax Cut ... it’s 85 percent of the American people. AND both sides agree and can’t pass a bill. I mean, how are you supposed to write a joke about that? All you can say is “Hey, look at the car crash.” They AGREE and can’t pass a bill. When you reach that point, it’s over. Then you just dissolve Congress and start again, because you’ve got to get people who actually can talk to each other. There’s nothing they have to say to us at this point. You need tax reform, everybody knows you need tax reform, go do it. I don’t give a fuck what you have to tell me about it. Go sit down with the other guy and compromise. Election years are

depressing, aren’t they? The same old rhetoric, the same old promises, and nothing ever changes. Lewis Black: This really is the first time there’s been a “We don’t want that president.” I’ve never seen that. A lot of what he’s accused of, as Bill Maher says, is made up. But you don’t have to make stuff up, really, because he’s a stiff. He’s not worked out for a lot of people. And after the Republicans get over their crankiness about the health care bill, which will destroy America and rot our gums, really, literally, he’s been a Republican. He’s been a really good Republican in the same fashion that Clinton was a good Republican. And that’s fine — “Republican” being “in the middle.” And he’s been in the middle. For everything he’s done for one side, he’s done something for the other side. I don’t know what you want from him. I don’t think he’s been a very competent president, on many levels. And a lot of what is really disappointing is that some of the money that was supposed to go out to do the things has been boondoggled by bureaucracy. But it’s also been boondoggled by businesses. On one hand, an election year probably gives you no end of material. On the other hand, do you really

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need an election year? There’s always a lot of insanity to talk about. Lewis Black: No, the only thing an election year does is help to focus it a little more, so that some of this stuff is more in front of them. As opposed to Congress, which is just like looking at bad finger–painting. It’s hard to tell how come the painting came out shit–brown. What they’ve done over the past four years is almost remarkable in its ineptitude. I could get it if it was maybe 1832, and information was tough to come by, if it was hard to get a grip on what your constituency might want. But when nine percent of the American people like what you’re doing, and you don’t change at any point, something is desperately wrong with you. Do you ever get so tired of ranting about this stuff that you get up in the morning determined to go onstage and talk about relationships and airline peanuts? Lewis Black: Boy, I wish! I used to say that when Bill Clinton got a blowjob, a lot of comics got very excited because they felt like talking about that was political. And for me, it was finally the opportunity to talk about blowjobs. Something I’d been pining to do for years. I miss it a bit. I think, in the end, one of the driving forces behind my act is that I have to be crazier than what I see. And now, they’re really testing me. I don’t know that I can go that far. They may have won. I may just have to go back to airline jokes. CS lewis Black where: Johnny Mercer Theatre, Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. when: At 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12 tickets: $35–$59 at etix.com

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It’s the day before the Unchained Tour is supposed to launch from Savannah, but the bus is nowhere to be seen. “It’s still at the mechanic’s’,” explains producer Samita Wolfe, remarkably cool and collected considering that, along with managing venues and logistics, she’s responsible for getting the performers and their stuff on the

road in less than 24 hours. Lovingly painted by artist Linette Dubois and decked out for comfort, the official Unchained ’72 Bluebird schoolbus is being outfitted with yet another engine after blowing one out

on the last tour. Supporters raised $10,000 through Kickstarter for this one, but there’s concern as to whether the blue bus will be road–ready for its weeklong workload of transporting five raconteurs, two musicians and a small entourage of support, including tour creator George Dawes Green and author–professor Chad Faries. “I’m not going to go crazy about it,”

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Wolfe shrugs as she prepares lunch for the literary army. “It’s not going to stop us. Worse comes to worse, we’ll rent cars and caravan.” Whatever happens, it’s bound to end up as part of the story. Seventeen or so years ago, Green dreamed up the The Moth, an event in New York where people famous and ordinary gathered to tell stories. It has since inspired countless events across the country as well as an NPR radio show that won the 2010 Peabody award. Last year, the best–selling novelist was inspired to take that same idea on the road to bring “the art of raconteuring” to the sleepy corners of the South. “I thought if I could get people on this bus who are an interesting mix and see what happens, we could create that intense experience of community,” says Green. “That’s what this is all about.” The Unchained Tour, with a few exceptions, makes its stops at independent bookstores and small galleries to shop locally as well as foster genuine, artistic interaction. “It’s also about being unchained from the Internet,” he continues. “Everybody crawls into that coffin for hours every day. I don’t think most people think it’s living, but by now we’re all sort of addicted to it. Then you go to a night of great stories and music and you see the difference. It’s about a community gathering.” Whether by bus or by caravan, the route’s first stop is St. Simon’s, dipping down the coast to Jacksonville and bringing it back around for a slow spin around Georgia. The tour is scheduled to hit the theater at the 185–seat Savannah History Museum this Friday, Feb, 10, but sit back down: It’s been sold out for weeks. “We couldn’t get the same building,” laments Green, referring to the SCAD River Club, which was sold last year. “There are larger venues, like the American Legion, but they didn’t feel intimate to us. I think that’s really important to have an intimate space.” The simple, honest stories about vulnerability, told by live people with a minimal of theatrics, are an unlikely hit in this world of virtual reality and talking through text. According to Peter Aguero, a big bear of a raconteur in from Brooklyn, the reason why people come to events like Unchained and the Moth is because


to rehearse. In spite of such reservations, the former crime reporter agreed to come aboard the tour when Faries asked last spring. “As a journalist, you tell other people’s stories, and this is very different,” says Brown, who worked with Green to hone her tale. “It’s been very liberating. George is very good at bringing emotions out of you that you never thought you’d share with anyone.” The story Brown plans to tell involves her experiences going back and forth from South Carolina to interview a 109–year–old patriarch farmer, finagling to get gas money so she could continue to chase what she knew was compelling. She hopes to

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turn the interviews into a children’s book at some point, and looks forward to telling more of her own stories, though she says she’ll “always be a hard–driving reporter.” It hasn’t even left town, but the buzz is that the Unchained Tour is likely to sell out most of its ten dates. If the success of the Moth is any indication, it can surely support more and bigger audiences. Says Green: “I don’t see any reason why we can’t start sending this bus across the country. All I’m concerned with right now is having this great tour, but the dream is there.” In the meantime, no one’s sure the bus is going to make it down the

block. Then suddenly, everyone’s cheering at the latest news from the mechanic: The bus is up and running! But, alas, the new engine can’t be driven faster than 45 mph, adding the hours on the road. “No problem,” murmurs Wolfe, waving her wand of calm. “We’ll just adjust the driving times.” Indeed, all is well when the Wolfe checks in the next morning. The bus has now hit cruising speed, heading south on I–16, right on schedule. She reports that everyone is settled in, the journey finally begun. “So far, so good.”   CS Learn more at theunchainedtour.org

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“a story is a living breathing thing.” He’ll share the stage with Green, legendary writer Edgar Oliver, Mormon comedienne Elna Baker, former French Vogue editor and glamorous dowager Joan Juliet Buck and journalist and Crooked Road Straight author Tina A. Brown. “Sloppytonk” band Shovels and Rope is also on the bill. Brown, who moved to Savannah three years ago after being laid off as a reporter in Connecticut, is new to personal storytelling. She’s also a bit nervous about the whole bus thing. “I’m not much of a road trip person,” she confides as everyone finishes lunch and wanders off to the corners of Green’s marvelous Eastside home

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Most of us know Melissa Faye Greene from Praying for Sheetrock, her best– selling chronicle of race relations and corruption in McIntosh County, Ga. But Greene has also devoted much of her adult life to raising a family, a family now comprising four biological children and five, count ‘em, five adopted children, four from Ethiopia and one from Bulgaria. The Atlanta–based author recounts her touching and often hilarious experiences as an adoptive parent in her new book No Biking In the House Without a Helmet. She appears twice in Savannah this month, once at the Savannah Book Festival and in a lecture at Armstrong Atlantic State University. We spoke to Greene last week. Your fans might be surprised at the amount of humor in this book. Melissa Fay Greene: There have been touches of humor in all my books. But over the year’s I’ve somehow chosen really serious subjects to write about. I haven’t had much of a chance to write really funny stuff — but I like to! So it was incredibly liberating to have this subject about which I could include humor. It almost seems like you deliberately picked challenging situations. Melissa Fay Greene: The other way of asking that is, why not adopt domestically? It had to do with moment I first looked into it in some of my first ventures in cyberspace, I discovered these photo listings. It was possible with one click to find yourself inside an orphanage in Russia or Bulgaria or Romania. The photos are so powerful, these little faces of children without families that I found so compelling I couldn’t turn away. It was a few years later before the U.S. followed that path into posting photographs. When we began looking it was taboo in this country. Now a lot of foreign countries have made it taboo to post photos of children, fearing misuse of the photos in some way. Now the balance has completely shifted. These days a small minority

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of adopted children come from abroad. 85 percent or higher of U.S. adoptions are of American children. Foreign countries are making it more and more difficult to adopt. Four of your adoptive children are from Ethiopia. What about Ethiopian orphanages seemed a good match? Melissa Fay Greene: The Ethiopian part of the story came a couple of years later when I began to research the AIDS orphan crisis and realized there were millions of absolutely gorgeous healthy who’d found themselves homeless because of a health catastrophe. But as I say in the book, it’s incredibly important that people not turn to adoption for humanitarian reasons. That’s not fair to the child. There’s only one reason to adopt, and that’s because you want a child or another child in your family. Someone who wants to do good work could contribute in many ways, but a little human being shouldn’t be anyone’s idea of good work. You must have gone through that stage yourself at some point. Melissa Fay Greene: No, for me it was always really clear, although I felt it was just this side of insane! I always thought what it would be like to overhear somebody say, “Oh, you’re such saints for agreeing to raise Melissa. No one wanted that child, you’re heroes.” It’s an unfair burden to put on any child, to be someone’s project. Humor aside, you deal with a lot of deeply personal issues in the book.

Melissa Fay Green: The trickiest part was writing about post–adoption depression. I first wrote about it years ago when I realized there was nothing out there in the adoption world about it. And I’ve heard back from parents at least a couple of times a month ever since. It’s like they’re whispering in the emails – “thank you so much, thank you so much.” What is the impact on your children of divulging these intimate family stories? Melissa Fay Greene: On one hand writing about the depression was worth doing, but on the other hand, how does that make the child feel? I found out last year when I picked up Jesse after ninth grade, he got in the car and the first thing he said was, “So, like, when you first adopted me you didn’t love me?” My heart dropped. I could hardly drive. I asked, “Why, what did you read?” He said, “In computer class I Googled myself and found this.” So I pulled over and said, here’s the deal. You know how in love stories they start out with people not in love because if they start out in love it’s not very interesting? That’s what this is, it’s a love story. It starts out with two people not love, but by the end of the story you’re my son and I love you. He said OK. I said, “we’re good?” He said, “we’re fine.” CS Melissa fay greene when & where: 9:30 a.m. Feb. 18, Trinity UMC cost: Free and open to the public info: savannahbookfestival.org when & where: Noon Feb. 17, Armstrong Atlantic State University Student Union cost: Free and open to the public info: armstrong.edu


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Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, of course, deals with the consequences of adultery for a woman named Hester Prynne, who has an affair with a preacher. Hillary Jordan’s best–selling novel When She Woke deals with much the same storyline, updated for a new — or not so new? — age. In the Texas of the near future, in an America dominated by a hyper– religious right wing movement called the Trinity Party, Jordan’s heroine, Hannah Payne, also has an affair with a high–profile pastor. Only in this story, the heroine aborts her baby, for which she is convicted of murder. The scarlet “A” for adultery is replaced by crimefighting technology which literally changes, or “chromes,” the skin color of the accused so that others will instantly identify and shun them (also, in a subplot, to relieve drastic prison overcrowding). Hannah Payne’s scarlet “A” is literally her entire body. Jordan appears at the Savannah Book Festival on Feb. 18. We spoke to her a couple of weeks ago. In most science fiction, technology creates opportunities for a better world. In your novel, however, advanced

technology serves almost medieval ends. Hillary Jordan: I see the book more as dystopian literature than science fiction. It’s more in the vein of 1984, or A Clockwork Orange. In dystopian fiction — and I’m thinking here of Aldous Huxley and A Brave New World — technology is misused or has run amok. I’ve read a lot of science fiction and I like it very much, but that’s always a much more idealized version. It’s unfortunate that some reviewers have chosen to focus on the political aspects of your narrative, since it’s about much more. Hillary Jordan: Some of the comments have missed the point and have been sort of reductive. I’ve tried really hard to look at all these complex polarizing issues from many points of view, because I’m not a polemicist, I’m a storyteller. I wanted to explore the gray. One of the things I was looking at was how fundamentalist religion tends to reduce women and see them as inferior, and restrict women’s abilities to self–realize. That’s definitely a

Why the parallel with The Scarlet Letter specifically? Hillary Jordan: I’m struck by the parallels between the late 17th century Boston of Hawthorne and our current America. We’re still grappling with some of these same issues: the dividing line between church and state, the dichotomy of individual freedom versus governmental control. Three hundred and fifty years after our founding we’re still grappling with this stuff. Like other dystopian writers, I’m taking trends from the present that I find worrisome and extrapolating on them, maybe to an extreme degree, in order to say, OK, this is where we’re going to go if we stay on this path, and do we really want to go there? Women’s issues are a part of that, but our criminal justice system is heavily weighted towards punishment and away from rehabilitation. Environmental degradation is a concern. The book is about a lot of different things, but mostly it’s about this one woman and her search for agency in her life.

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theme. And feminism is linked to choice. People who are against abortion are against it for moral reasons, but it’s also an issue of controlling women’s bodies, which we’ve been seeing for millennia.

Hillary Jordan Jordan: Hester Prynne wears her scarlet A and stays in Boston wearing her badge of shame. My heroine, Hannah, goes on a much larger and more expansive journey. The books begin in similar fashion — the scaffold in The Scarlet Letter, in my book it’s reality television being observed by the whole community. Did you make any attempt to match The Scarlet Letter in actual construction and form while writing your novel? Hillary Jordan: I don’t outline at all. I write from paragraph to paragraph. In most of this book I literally didn’t know what was going to happen in the next chapter. That’s my process, crazy as it is. There’s a great quote by E.L. Doctorow that very much describes my process: “Writing a novel is like taking a long car trip at night. You can only see as far as your headlights, and you can make the whole journey that way.” CS hillary Jordan when & where: 4 p.m. Feb. 18, Telfair Academy Rotunda cost: Free and open to the public info: savannahbookfestival.org

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More bands and artists have been added to the March 7–10 Savannah Stopover. They are Milagres (their third Savannah appearance in a year), Gemma Ray, X Ray Eyeballs, Pujol, St. Lucia, Girl In A Coma, Guards, Doldrums, Ponderosa, Brown Bird, Buxton and Chamberlin, Betsy Kingston and The Crowns, Fine Peduncle, The District Attorneys, Speak, Quincy Mumford, Christopher Paul Sterling, The Ewins, The Head, The Preservation, The Victories, Wowser Bowser and Bare Wires. Jack White’s Third Man Records will be here on March 9 and 10 with its “Rolling Record Store.” The full schedule – dates, times and locations – should be online any day now at savannahstopover.com.

Dates to remember

• Savannah Book Festival. Feb. 15–19. • Savannah Irish Festival. Feb. 17–19. • Tybee Mardi Gras Festival. Feb. 18. • No Control Festival: All day at Southern Pine Co.: Cusses, The Shaniqua Brown, Today the Moon Tomorrow the Sun, Hey Rocco, KidSyc@Brandywine, General O & the Panhandlers and more. Feb. 18. • Rodney Carrington. The singing country music comedian at the Johnny Mercer Theatre. Feb. 18. • Pulse: Art & Technology Festival. The future, through the eyes, ears and gizmos of artists and musicians, is now. Feb. 27–March 4. • SCAD production of the Tony– winning musical Spring Awakening at the Lucas. Feb. 29–March 3. • Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods at Asbury Memorial Theatre March 2–11. • Savannah Stopover Festival. March 7–10. • Tara Feis. Savannah’s modest–but– fun Irish celebration in Emmet Park. March 10. • The Pink Floyd Experience. Lights, psychedelia and twisted rock ‘n’ roll from a touring tribute band in the cavernous MLK Arena. March 12. • St. Patrick’s Day is March 17. • Savannah Music Festival. March 22–April 2. • Alison Krauss and Union Station at the Johnny Mercer Theatre. April 4. • Savannah Urban Arts Festival: April 15–22. CS


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Restaurant GM Christian Peranzi, who has been holding down the fort at sister eatery Taco Abajo, called to report that the beer bar and restaurant Temperance on Broughton Street is back on track. Construction has resumed and Peranzi anticipates a late February or early March opening.

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fresh prints — Exhibition featuring selected student works from the Fall 2011 printmaking classes at Savannah State University. Work by Tae Walker, Dangua Allen, Rocquez Fluellen, Alicia Bartley, Katherine Clarke, Xavier Hutchins, Cristianna Cambrice, and Malihea Nezamzadeh. Foxy Loxy Print Gallery and Cafe, 1919 Bull St.

which is free and open to the public. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1802 Abercorn St.

girl scout centennial exhibit — As part of an ongoing rotating art exhibition in Savannah’s City Hall Rotunda, the City has mounted a photograph exhibit in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Girl Scouts. The exhibit features historic images from the collections of the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace and the Girl Scouts First Headquarters, depicting the Savannah Girl Scouts’ interaction with the City of Savannah during the early to mid20th century, including Girl Scout events at City properties and Girl Scouts with City officials at City Hall. The exhibit will run through June 2012.

kobo gallery Valentine’s show — Artists include Doris Grieder, Steve Cook, Sonya Ho, Tobia Makover, Christi Reiterman, Heather Lindsey Stewart, Dicky Stone, Meredith, Anne Sutton, Meryl Truett, Melinda Borysevicz, T.S. Kist, Marta McWhorter, DavId Peterson, Katrina Schmidt-Rinke. Reception Friday, February 10, 6-9 p.m. Gallery Hours: MondaySaturday, 10:30-5:30 p.m., Sunday, 11-5 p.m. Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard St.

haiti — Photographic chronicle of Haitian culture and life by Jeane LaRance. Artist gallery talk Sun. Feb. 12 3-5 p.m. Indigo Sky Community Gallery, 915 Waters Ave. houses of the holy — A group show of well known Savannah artists exploring house shaped panels built with love in Primary Art Supply’s custom shop. Curated by Robyn Reeder. January 15- February 29th. Reception February 8th from 6-9. Lulu’s Chocolate Bar, 42 MLK Jr Boulevard in god’s country — The Gallery at St. Paul’s presents an exhibition of works by artist Bobi Perry. There will be an artist’s reception Sunday, March 4 from 3-5 p.m.

Jea february art show — The art show at the JEA beginning February 1 will feature the works of painter Samantha Claar & mosaic artist Annie Burke. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St.

the exhibition will move to the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport’s Art Gallery. February 8, 6:30 p.m. Gallery S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St. scaDDy exhibit — The Savannah College of Art and Design will host the 2012 SCADDy Awards Friday, January 27, 6 p.m. at the Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. Over 120 of the top student submissions are currently being exhibited through February 10. Gutstein Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St. seesaw mural kickstarter — See Savannah Art Walls (SeeSAW) has received permission from the city to oversee a designated mural wall at 34th and Habersham. They’ve started

a Kickstarter page to help raise awareness and capital for the project: See Savannah Art Walls (SeeSAW), http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/seesaw/seesawa-muralcle-on-34th-street slavery by another name — Paintings and Assemblages by Robert Claiborne Morris will be on display in the Drawing Room Gallery of the Telfair Academy from January 6 to March 4. Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St. suzanne Jackson — Featured artist for February at Local 11ten. Local 11ten, 1110 Bull St. CS

leo Villareal — Pioneer in the use of LEDs and computer-driven imagery and known both for his light sculptures and architectural, site-specific works. This exhibition, his first major traveling museum survey, seeks to place villareal’s body of work within the continuum of contemporary art. February 3- June 3, Jepson Center for the Arts, Telfair Square. lowcountry images — An art show of Lowcountry images benefiting the Steward Center for Palliative Care. Featured artists are Samantha Claar, Richard Law and Carol Lasell Miller. Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, 1352 Eisenhower Drive, new Beginnings — 11th Annual New Beginnings Art Exhibit Opening & Reception Sponsored by the Savannah Chapter of The Links, Inc. Gallery S.P.A.C.E. (Feb. 8 – 29). From March 5-31,

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After presenting Mexico City as the ultimate hellhole on Earth, Tony Scott’s 2004 Man on Fire ended with a credit stating that the city was actually “a very special place.” Sydney Pollack’s 1993 The Firm assures us that Cayman Island officials look down on the sort of money laundering occurring in the film. And best of all, Irwin Allen’s 1978 The Swarm gave a shout–out to our buzzing buddies by adding a credit which noted that “the African killer bee portrayed in this film bears absolutely no relationship to the industrious, hard–working American honey bee to which we are indebted for pollinating vital crops that feed our nation.” Unfortunately, no PSA announcement accompanies The Grey, which presents the often misunderstood wolf in such a vicious and uncompromising light that I expect Sarah Palin will see this film at least a dozen times. Of course, all two– and four–legged creatures are fair game when it comes to presenting them as movie villains – even bunny rabbits and a slobbery St. Bernard had to play the heavies in Night of the Lepus and

Cujo, respectively – and the wolves on display here are indeed intimidating. Granted, they often look like animatronic animals on steroids, but they certainly put the fear of God in the human protagonists. The prey in The Grey is a group of oil–rig workers whose plane crashes in the Alaskan wilds. The no–nonsense Ottway (Liam Neeson), whom we first meet as he’s sticking his gun in his own mouth (a wolf ’s howl distracts him from pulling the trigger), appoints himself leader and attempts to lead the other six survivors out of the wilderness – no small task given not only the punishing elements but also the savage wolf pack that’s picking them off one by one. cont’d on page 34

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To its credit, The Grey tries to add a little substance to its terror–tale premise, but Ottway’s soft–gaze flashbacks to his long–gone wife and the religious chats among the men (complete with a scene where Ottway yells at the heavens above) only skim the surface of any true existential analysis. And while there are a couple of good sequences focused on the brutal landscape, the man–on–wolf action is both fleeting and feeble – anemic enough that even Twilight haters might join Team Jacob rather than watch this shaggy undertaking.

THE WOMAN IN BLACK

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Before they largely imploded in the mid–1970s, Britain’s Hammer Film Productions spent two decades producing lush, atmospheric horror flicks, in the process re–igniting filmgoer passion for classic monster movies and making genre superstars out of Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. Two years ago, the outfit returned to screens with the critically acclaimed, audience–ignored Let Me In, followed that with two barely seen releases, and now offer the decidedly more high–profile The Woman in Black, positioned as a true test of Daniel Radcliffe’s drawing power outside the Harry Potter franchise. For the record, Radcliffe is fine; the film, on the other hand, is tepid enough to leave Dracula – the one who looks like Christopher Lee, of course – spinning in his grave. Based on a novel (by Susan Hill)

that had already been turned into a successful play and a 1989 made–for– British–TV film, this finds Radcliffe cast as Arthur Kipps, a widowed lawyer assigned to visit a remote village in order to settle the estate of a recently deceased elderly woman. In the film’s best nod to vintage horror, the country rubes all view the newcomer with suspicion and do little to aid him in his task. The reason, it turns out, is that they believe the stomping grounds of the departed is haunted by the title apparition, an evil entity with a sweet tooth for tragedy and children. Both fascinated by the legend and fearful that it might has some basis in reality, Arthur opts to spend the night at the creepy mansion – and it’s here where the film primarily jumps the tracks. The best ghost stories are the ones that rely on careful exposition and a pervasive sense of mounting dread to unsettle audiences (The Others and The Orphanage being modern examples), but director James Watkins and scripter Jane Goldman abandon that approach shockingly fast. Instead, this is the sort of spook show that tries to manufacture scares by having something rapidly leap into the frame, startling both the protagonist and many viewers. Usually, it’s a cat; here, it’s everything but. Yet this sort of cheap thrill becomes predictable before long. It will have little shelf life (after all, to quote a great president, scholar and humanitarian, “Fool me once, shame on – shame on you. Fool me – you can’t get fooled again.”).

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MAN ON A LEDGE

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HAYWIRE

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Appeasing everyone from your grandmother to your little sister, director Steven Soderbergh has populated Haywire with hunks of every age, starting with 67–year– old Michael Douglas and running through 51–year–old Antonio Banderas, 40–year–old Ewan McGregor, 34–year–old Michael Fassbender and 31–year–old Channing Tatum before bottoming out with 24–year– old Michael Angarano. I suppose we

should thank scripter Lem Dobbs for not fashioning a role for 19–year– old Taylor Lautner to complete the spectrum. Despite that dreamboat–heavy cast, this isn’t a big–screen episode of Spartacus or a sequel to Gladiator, although its leading player is best known for TV’s American Gladiators. That would be Gina Carano, the mixed martial arts fighter who made her mark in the arena usually under the moniker “Crush.” In Carano’s case, the limitations of the film aren’t her fault: Admittedly, her emoting borders on the wooden side, but she does have charisma and a natural screen presence, neither of which should ever be underestimated. The plot of Haywire is nothing special: A government operative who has just successfully completed a mission gets betrayed by one (or more) of her colleagues and finds herself on the run.

CONTRABAND

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The narrative wrongdoing begins with young punk Andy (Caleb Landry Jones), who foolishly agrees to transport drugs for the hair–trigger Tim Briggs (perpetually annoying Giovani Ribisi, whose entire career seems like one long epileptic seizure) and then finds himself in hot water when he’s forced to dump the entire load. Luckily for Andy, his sister Kate (a miscast Kate Beckinsale) happens to be married to Chris Farraday (Mark Wahlberg), who used to be The Greatest Smuggler Of All Time. Now making an honest living, Chris reluctantly returns to the criminal fold, relying on the help of

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Based on Jonathan Safran Foer’s 9/11 novel, it seeks to be the definitive film centering on that tragic day but instead feels hopelessly contrived and shamelessly manipulative – a punch to the stomach rather than a balm to the heart. The central character is Oskar Schell (Thomas Horn), a young boy whose behavior suggests that he has Asperger’s syndrome. Inquisitive yet socially awkward, Oskar shares a special bond with his father Thomas (Tom Hanks), with his mother Linda (Sandra Bullock) clearly placing second in the parental sweepstakes. Thomas is in one of the twin towers on Sept. 11, 2001, and it’s only some time later, when Oskar discovers a key that apparently belonged to his dad, that the healing process can truly begin. Armed with precious few clues, the lad scours the Big Apple looking for the lock that matches the key, aided in his efforts by a silent neighbor (Max von Sydow) who communicates only through note cards. EL&IC is a classic case of trying too hard, less interested in examining the legacy of 9/11 than covering every pandering base in an effort to earn those desirable year–end honors. Admittedly, there are individual scenes that register strongly, and the performances by Horn, von Sydow and Viola Davis and Jeffrey Wright (as a divorcing couple) occasionally draw us into the drama.

THE ARTIST

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The Artist isn’t exactly the most original movie to make its way into modern–day theaters, despite its angle of being a black–and–white silent picture. But so what? Although it sometimes runs short on invention, it makes up for it in style, execution and a cheery disposition that’s positively infectious.

Jean Dujardin plays silent screen star George Valentin, whose chance encounter with a young fan named Peppy Miller (Berenice Bejo) contributes to her eventual rise in the industry. The pair clearly harbor feelings for each other, but George finds himself trapped in a loveless marriage. The matrimonial strife soon takes a back seat to a dark development, revealed when studio head Al Zimmer (John Goodman) informs him about the inevitable advent of sound in motion pictures - a revolution that George myopically dismisses as a short–lived fad. Instead, this cinematic breakthrough all but destroys his livelihood. While it may not match up with the best of the silents, The Artist matches up nicely with the best of 2011.

THE IRON LADY

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Taking Meryl Streep out of The Iron Lady and replacing her with just about any other actress would be akin to removing the meat out of a beef stroganoff dinner and replacing it with a Hostess Twinkie. The result would be a thoroughly indigestible mess, worthy only of being flung into the garbage bin. Move beyond her eye–catching work and what remains is a poor movie that does little to illuminate the life and times of Margaret Thatcher, the controversial British Prime Minister who held the position throughout the 1980s. Since filmmakers usually desire to be as demographically friendly as possible in order to attract audiences of all stripes, it’s no surprise that director Phyllida Lloyd and scripter Abi Morgan fail to devote much time to Thatcher’s ample failings, including her abhorrent attitudes toward the poor, the unemployed and even her fellow women. Yet even her few strengths are treated in CliffsNotes fashion, since an oversized amount of the picture focuses on her waning years as a lonely woman suffering from mild dementia, believing she’s being frequently visited by her deceased husband Denis (a wasted Jim Broadbent). With so much history and personality to draw upon, it’s infuriating that so much of the running time is wasted on mere speculation involving an elderly person’s flights of fancy. CS

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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 loco’s, 301 W. broughton st., upstairs. come join us! drinkingliberally.org

Fort pulaski national monument-public Comment period

submit comments through february 13. the national park service (nps) has nominated fort pulaski national monument for inclusion in the national system of marine protected areas (mpas). this program is managed by the department of commerce’s nationaloceanic and atmospheric administration (noaa) and the department of the interior (doi). noaa is accepting public comments. more nformation about mpas and the nomination process can be found at http://www.mpa.gov. public comments about nominations may be sent by mail, e-mail, or fax to noaa’s mpa center.info:mpainfo@ noaa.gov.

for information, visit www.savannahyoungrepublican.com or call allison Quinn at 308-3020.

savannah tea party

meets the first monday (excluding holidays) of each month from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at the srp offices located at 11 east 73rd street. all persons interested in america’s future are invited. contact marolyn overton at 912-598-7358 for additional info.

the 13th Colony patriots

a tea party group that meets the 13th of each month at logan’s road house at 6pm. 11301 abercorn st. open to the public. dedicated to the preservation of the united states constitution and life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all americans. www.13thcolonypatriots.com or call 912-5965267. [122911]

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Benefits “Casablanca” a benefit gala for the savannah Dance Festival

a valentine’s night gala featuring the Jody espina Quartet, dance performances by Karen burns & florida state university dancers. cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres. hosted by mary & stratton leopold to benefit the first savannah dance festival, a new cultural festival coming in 2012. tues. feb. 14, 7-10pm, Jepson center for the arts, $175 for two tickets, $95 for one ticket. cocktail attire. savannahdancefest@gmail.com or call 912-531-6717.

23rd annual Fish Fry - st. Francis of the island episcopal Church

st. francis of the island episcopal church, 590 Walthour rd., Wilmington island, invites you to their 23rd annual fish fry on friday, february 10, 5 to 7 pm. eat in or take out. dinner includes: fish, grits, cole slaw and hushpuppies. donation: $7.00. information: 912-658-5910.

armstrong benefit for east african Famine relief

“What a dollar can do” is a fundraiser party for east african famine relief, hosted by armstrong’ atlantic state university’s naacp and the african caribbean student organization. friday, february 17, 8 p.m. to 12:00 midnight. student union ballroom a-b, on the armstrong campus, 11935 abercorn street. tickets are

$1 in advance and $2 at the door, and the event is open to the public. a “black history month” event.

Dress for success Fundraiser at southern Women’s show

feb. 17, 8am-10:30am. dress for success will sponsor a “networking breakfast” to kick off the southern Women’s show at the savannah trade and convention center on hutchinson island. “style for success” features a one hour breakfast and motivational speakers dawn baker from Wtoc and Kristy villa from lifetime channel’s “the balancing act”. fashion show featuring some of dress for success’ s clients, and the top winners from savannah art academy’s Junk 2 funk competition. $30 tickets, http://www.dressforsuccess.org/affiliate. aspx?sisid=201&pageid=3.

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household supplies Drive

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parties a La Carte

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second annual taste of hope event

benefiting urban hope after school programs. tastings of food and desserts from savannah’s finest restaurants and caterers. live auction with packages from restaurants and caterers, 8 person dinners to 2 person chef tastings. silent auction with artwork, restaurant packages, photography sessions, and more. february 17,7:00 pm at the charles h. morris center, 10 east broad street. $30 per ticket, business casual attire. to buy tickets, 912-3989811 or urbanhopesav@aol.com or visit www. urbanhopesavannah.org/event.

shuckin’ for habitat (oyster roast)

benefiting coastal empire habitat for humanity. friday, feb. 17. location: Knights of columbus #5588, christopher drive & Waters ave. sponsored by: st. James catholic church men’s club and Knights of columbus #5588. $20 all you can eat oysters, plus hot dogs and hamburgers. for time of event and ticket information email thomas.broderick@comcast.net or parker@

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st. thomas thrift store Fall and Winter Clearance

get 50% off all fall and Winter clothing at the st. thomas thrift store 1126 e. montgomery crossroads from february 3 - 28. designer and name brand apparel for men, women and children. 10:00 am until 2:00 pm, monday, tuesday, friday and saturday. 912-352-9252 all proceeds benefit area charities, youth organizations and ministries.

the unmaskarade. benefiting rape Crisis Center

live and silent auction to benefit the rape crisis center on saturday, february 18 at 6:30pm at the hoskins center at memorial health on Waters ave. featuring comedian rosalyn mccoy and savannah arts academy skylark singers. open bar and heavy hors d’ oeuvres, masquerade cocktail attire $100/ticket or $700/table (8 seats). http://www.rccsav.org/

tour d’epicure benefit for america’s second harvest

board a trolley with your friends for a food, wine and art tour. sun. feb. 26, 2012, 4-7pm. tickets and information at www.helpendhunger.org.

yard sale benefiting st. vincent de paul

the society of st. vincent de paul in port Wentworth will hold a gigantic yard sale, february 11, 9am to 2pm. World harvest ministry hall, 812 dorset road, port Wentworth. all adult clothing - $2, children’s clothing $1. fresh baked goods will also be available. all proceeds assist the needy in our area. 912-308-2909 for information or directions.

cAll for entries middle school Debate Contest

sponsored by savannah state university’s phi beta sigma fraternity. march 28, 7:30pm. at savannah state university. debate question: Which of the following (economy, foreign policy, environment/climate change, homeland security, immigration) is the most important issue for the president in 2012? prize: 1st place=$100 and 2nd place=$50 application: type an essay, no more than 300 words, answering the same question above. the student who types the best essay will also receive a $25 award. debate contestants will be chosen by how well they support their argument (research/opinion), grammar, and spelling. please provide name, phone number, grade (6-8), address, city, school, & dream job. mail applications to: brandon coleman, 12409 largo dr., apt. 57, savannah, ga 31419 information: 912-695-6214.

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Computer Course: introduction to Computers

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Creative Digital photography

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21 W. Bay St. • 447-0943 www.moonriverbrewing.com

ativewriting.html location: coastal georgia center, 305 fahm street.

Drawing instruction

day, 5:30-7:30pm. 2nd monday, 2-4pm. 4th thursday 10am-12noon. fee:$20 to cover all documents needed to file. register at mediationsavannah.com or 912-354-6686. [122811]

private and group drawing lessons by artist and former scad professor Karen bradley. call or email for details, (912)507-7138. kbillustration@mac.com

Fany’s spanish/english institute

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. $30/ session. information: 912-443-0410. [122811]

meets at various locations in the savannah area. contact elaine alexander, gcfp. information: 912-223-7049 [122811]

Dui prevention group

educator seminar: Construct: paper model building

feb. 11, 9am-4pm. participants create a sculpture from numbered laser cut parts that are formed using mountain and valley folds that are glued to generate the form. participants do not need to be art majors or sculptors. fee: $180. http://www.scad.edu/ce

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.islandschristian.org. [020512]

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 tues-

spanish is fun. classes for adults and children are held at 15 e. montgomery cross rd. call 921-4646 or 220-6570 to register. [122811]

Feldenkrais Classes

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). 912-8979559. $20/week. [122811]

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 a.teixeira472@gmail.com to schedule a 1/2 price first lesson! [122811]

guitar, mandolin and bass lessons

guitar, mandolin or bass guitar lessons. emphasis on theory, reading music and improvisation. located in ardsley park. 912-232-5987 [122811]


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Learn russian

learn to speak russian. all experience levels welcome, beginner to expert. call 912-713-2718 for more information. [122811]

Learn to speak spanish

spanish lessons offered by an experienced native speaker. flexible schedule and affordable rates. classes are held at the sentient bean coffeehouse. call 912-541-1337. [122811]

microsoft Word 1 Course

feb. 21. 6:30-9:30pm. achieve proficiency and confidence in basic Word functionality, including: working with documents, text and page formatting, clip art, themes/styles, tables, templates, mail merge, and bulleted and numbered lists. You’ll also aquire sound knowledge of the office ribbon. $75 http://ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted/cesavannahmenu.html offered by georgia southern university’s continuing education. held at the coastal georgia center, 305 fahm st., savannah.

ms. amy’s school of music

a small privately owned studio offering private and group lessons, piano, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, guitar, and more! parent & me classes for infants - toddlers. group preschool music classes. www.msamyschoolofmusic.com

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 smisavannah@gmail.com. [122811]

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. [122811]

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@gmail. com for pricing and scheduling information. [010812]

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 www.savannahsclayspot.com [122811]

organic gardening

offered in savannah by georgia southern university continuing education. course includes soil biology and management, plants, crop management, and composting. from site selection and design to seeds and seed starting techniques, from pest and disease control to managing and using compost, you’ll have a rich and reliable foundation for growing a greener, more productive garden on your own. saturdays, 2/11 through 3/24. times: 8-12 p.m. cost: $125 for one registration; $220 for two registrations. some classes will take place at the skidaway island methodist church; the “field” work will take

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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 www.savannahpha.com

place at skidaway farms, the community garden of the landings. http://ceps.georgiasouthern. edu/conted/cesavannahmenu.html

painting and Drawing Lessons

small group and private instruction offered by local painter melinda borysevicz. scad graduate with 15 years professional experience. phone: 912.484.6415, email: melindaborysevicz@gmail. com, or visit melindaborysevicz.blogspot.com. [02052012]

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portrait photography Course

learn how to use the off-camera flash, studio lighting, available light, and photo editing to create flattering portraits of people, pets, close ups, and more. any camera. prints or digital files will be accepted. suggested prerequisite: creative photography. dates: Wednesdays, 1/18 to 2/1 or mondays, 5/7 to 5/21. time is 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. cost is $70/person. call to to register at 855-478-5551. registration closes monday, Jan. 16 at noon for the Jan. class; thursday, may 3 at 5 p.m. for the may class. offered by georgia southern university continuing education and takes place in savannah,at the coastal georgia center, 305 fahm street. $70/person http:// ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted/cesavannahmenu.html [122911]

resource Center at habitat restore

1900 east victory drive. new home ownership resource center for anyone wanting to learn more about home ownership, homeowners insurance issues, home safety and security matters, and proper preparation for hurricanes and other severe weather. includes two internetready computers. [122811]

savannah Charlesfunders investment Discussion group

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 charlesfund@gmail.com for more information. [122811]

savannah entrepreneurial Center

offering a variety of business classes. 801 e. gwinnett street. call 652-3582. [122811]

savannah sacred harp singers

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. [122211]

savannah’s Clay spot Winter pottery Classes

classes begin Jan. 9, 2012. be creative in 2012, make it with clay at savannah’s clay spot. check out www.savannahsclayspot.com for a new winter pottery class schedule for adults, teens, and children. contact: lisa bradley, savannahsclayspot@gamil.com. 912-509-4647. www. savannahsclayspot.com [122911]

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. henry st @ e broad, mon/tues 6-9pm, 1 1/2 hour lesson $25. scad students and alumni $5 discount. call 786-247-9923, anitraoperadiva@yahoo.com, www.anitraoperadiva.com [122811]

Winter 2012 Classes at Coastal georgia Center

register now for a variety of non-credit courses to be held in savannah, January - may 2012, sponsored by georgia southern university. classes held in downtown savannah and on skidaway island. course lengths, times, and fees vary. beginning and advanced american sign language; creativity for problem solving; creative Writing (beginning and advanced);

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1 “Tsk, tsk” 10 They’re to dye for 14 LOLcat-eating-a-cheezburger noise 15 How scripts are read 17 Taking one’s sweet time 18 Harry Potter’s house elf 19 It’s one step up from giga20 To some, a “rat with wings” 21 English Channel swimmer Gertrude 24 Creatures that do a waggle dance 26 Title for Italian monks 27 Animal frequently seen as roadkill 28 Late Cars bassist Benjamin ___ 29 ___ about (roams) 30 Grammys rival 31 Paid attention to a lecturer, for example 33 Worst Actor winner’s prize 37 EPA concern 38 Primus lead Claypool 39 Help breaking into a puzzle 40 Explosive stuff 41 “The Little Mermaid” villain 45 Prefix before duct 46 Night spots 47 Metamorphosis parts 48 Wound (around) 50 Visual jokes 51 One of a box of 13, perhaps 52 Michael’s wife, for a while 57 2007 documentary with the tagline “This might hurt a little” 58 Medicine that slows a chemical reaction 59 Like some ground beef 60 Unlikely to change...ever

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1 Shoe sole curve 2 Holy city? 3 Three-ingredient desserts 4 Egyptian president of the 1970s

5 Barstool dweller 6 Insurance gp. 7 Palindromic woman’s name 8 Leather shoe, for short 9 Accident victim helper 10 “Quo ___?” 11 Sleep like ___ 12 Devil’s advocate phrase 13 It’s bigger than family 16 Nighttime soap of the 1980s 20 2-in-1 shampoo-conditioner since 1987 22 Unit of light 23 Bubbled up (from) 24 Hogs 25 Cupid’s Greek counterpart 29 “Nope, you’re wrong!” follow-up 32 Hopping video game character 33 They’re strummed with a B and D 34 Baked potato rub 35 Tendency to let things slide 36 Kumquat coat 42 Peter Lorre’s role in “Casablanca” 43 American or Foreign follower 44 State 46 Put money behind, as a candidate 49 Suzanne Vega song about child abuse 52 Backtalk 53 Suffix for opal or sal 54 Single stock: abbr. 55 Program with a “Buddy List,” for short 56 CEO-to-be’s degree

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developing Your imagination; Yoga for all; how to stretch Your energy dollar; and the artist’s Way, organic gardening. information: ceps. georgiasouthern.edu/conted or contact Judy fogarty at the coastal georgia center (912644-5967) or jfogarty@georgiasouthern.edu. [121211]

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feb. 25, 10:30am-3:30pm.a logo is part of the deep impressions a company makes, through its cohesive branding and identity efforts. open to participants at every skill level, this workshop focuses on the fundamental techniques of planning a corporate identity, target market profile, and designing a comprehensive company image. $95 sponsored by scad continuing education. http://www.scad.edu/ce

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cluBs & orgAnizAtions savannah authors autonomous Writing group

meets the second and fourth tuesdays of each month, 6-8 p.m. beginning 2/21/2012. the aim of savannah authors autonomous is to encourage first-class prose writing, fiction or non-fiction, through discussion, constructive criticism, instruction, exercises and examples. location: savannah association for the blind (sab), 214 drayton street. founded by british writer christopher scott (more than a dozen published books) and local writer alice vantrease (one published novel, optioned for a potential hollywood movie). all are welcome. no charge to attend. contact: alice vantrease (alicevantrease@live.com) or 912-308-3208.

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, godzillaunknown@gmail.com or visit www.avegost.com [122811] 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 http://buccaneerregion.org. [122811]

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. [121211]

Coastal minis

local mini cooper owners and enthusiasts who gather on the first sunday of the month at 10 a.m. to go on motoring adventures together. meet at starbucks, corner of victory dr. & skidaway rd. in savannah. information: coastalminis.com. [122811] starbucks,

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. http://www.meetup.com/savannahenergyhealers/ [122811]

exploring the american revolution in savannah interested in exploring the role savannah

played in the american revolution? Join likeminded people including artists, writers, teachers and historians for discussion, site exploration and creative collaboration. meets the 1st & 3rd thursdays at 6pm at gallery espresso. email, Kathleen thomas: exploretherevolution@gmail.com for more info. [122811]

historic savannah Chapter of abWa

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. [122811]

honor Flight savannah

a non-profit organization dedicated to sending our area 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. for more info: www. honorflightsavannah.org [122811]

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: https://sites.google.com/ site/islandsmops/ [122811]

Knitters, needlepoint and Crochet

meets every Wednesday. different locations downtown. contact (912) 308-6768 for info. no fees. Wanna learn? come join us! [121211]

Low Country turners

a club for wood-turning enthusiasts. contact steve cook, 912-313-2230. [122811]

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. [122811] savannah

momsnext

for mothers of school-aged children, kindergarten through high school. come as you are, to experience authentic community, mothering support, personal growth, practical help, and spiritual hope. islands momsnext meets every first & third monday of the month, excluding holidays. childcare is available upon request. a ministry of mops international. for more info or to register for a meeting, call (912)898-4344 or email kymmccarty@hotmail.com. http:// www.mops.org/ [122811]

old time radio researchers group

international fan and research group devoted to preserving and distributing old-time radio broadcasts from 1926 to 1962. send e-mail to Jim beshires at beshiresjim@yahoo.com or visit www.otrr.org. [122811]

peacock guild-For Writers and book Lovers

a literary society for bibliophiles and writers. monthly meetings for the Writer’s salon are held on first tuesday and third Wednesday. book club meets on the third tuesday. all meetings start at 7:30 p.m. and meet at flannery o’connor childhood home (207 e. charlton st.). call 233-6014 or visit facebook group “peacock guild” for more info. [012212]

richmond hill roadies running Club

a chartered running club of the road runners association of america. for a nominal annual fee, members will receive monthly training sessions and seminars and have weekly runs of various distances. Kathy ackerman,756-5865 or billy tomlinson 596-5965. [122811]

rogue phoenix sci-Fi Fantasy Club

members of starfleet international and the


safe Kids savannah, a coalition dedicated to preventing childhood injuries, holds a meeting on the second tuesday of every month from 11:30am-1pm. visit www.safekidssavannah.org or call 912-353-3148 for more info. [122811]

savannah adventure Club

dedicated to pursuing adventures, both indoors and outdoors, throughout the low country and beyond. activities include sailing, camping, skydiving, kayaking, hiking, tennis, volleyball, and skiing, in addition to regular social gatherings. free to join. email savannahadventureclub@gmail.com or “like” the savannah adventure club on facebook. [122811]

savannah art association

the non-for profit art association, the southeast’s oldest, is currently taking applications for membership. the saa offers workshops, community programs, exhibition opportunities, and an artistic community full of diverse and creative people from all ages, mediums, and skill levels. please call 912-232-7731 for more info. [122811]

savannah brewers’ League

meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. call 447-0943 or visit www.hdb.org and click on clubs, then savannah brewers league. meet at moon river brewing company, 21 W. bay st. [122811]

savannah Council, navy League of the united states

a dinner meeting held the fourth tuesday of each month (except december) at 6 p.m. at the hunter club. call John findeis at 748-7020. [122811] hunter army airfield, 525 leonard neat st , savannah http://www.stewart.army. mil/

savannah Fencing Club

beginner classes tuesday and thursday evenings for six weeks. fees are $60. some equipment provided. after completing the class, you may become a member of the savannah fencing club for $5 per month. experienced fencers welcome. call 429-6918 or email savannahfencing@aol.com.

meeting and information session held the 1st tuesday of every month at 6pm to discuss upcoming events and provide an opportunity for those interested in joining the Jaycees to learn more. must be 21-40 years old to join the chapter. 101 atlas st. 912-353-7700 or www. savannahjaycees.com [122811]

savannah Kennel Club

monthly meetings are open to the public and visitors. meetings are held at logan’s roadhouse restaurant, 11301 abercorn st. on the fourth monday of each month, september through may. dinner starts at 6 pm and meeting starts at 7:30pm. guest speakers at every meeting. for more info, call 912-238-3170 or visit www.savannahkennelclub.org

savannah newcomers Club

open to all women who have been in the savannah area for less than two years. membership includes a monthly luncheon and program and, in addition, the club hosts a variety of activities, tours and events that will assist you in learning about savannah and making new friends. www.savannahnewcomers.com [122911]

savannah parrot head Club

love a laid-back lifestyle? beach, buffet and no dress code. check out savannahphc.com for the events calendar or e-mail Wendy Wilson at Wendyq1053@yahoo.com. [122911]

savannah sunrise rotary Club

meets thursdays from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the mulberry inn. http://www.savannahsunriserotary.org/

savannah toastmasters

helps you improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly and supportive environment on mondays at 6:15 p.m. at memorial health university medical center, conference room c. 484-6710. [122911]

savannah Writers group

meets the second and fourth tuesdays at 7pm to discuss, share and critique writing of fiction or non-fiction novels, essays or short stories. a meet-and-greet precedes the meeting at 6:30pm. contact carol north, 912-920-8891 for location. [122911] savannah

seersucker Live’s happy hour for Writers

a no-agenda gathering of the savannah area writing community, held on the first thursday of every month from 5:30-7:30pm. free and

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open to all writers, aspiring writers, and anyone interested in writing. 21+ with valid i.d. for location and details, visit seersuckerlive.com. [122911

son-shine hour

meets at the savannah mall at the soft play mondays from 11-12 and thursdays from 1011. activities include songs, stories, crafts, and games for young children and their caregivers. free, no registration, drop-ins welcome. call trinity lutheran church for details 912-9253940 or email Kellybringman@gmail.com [122911]

southern Wings

local chapter of Women in aviation international. it is open to men and women in the region who are interested in supporting women in aviation. regular meetings are held once a month and new members are welcome. visit http://www.orgsites.com/ga/southernwings/ [86/010112]

stitch-n’s

Knit and crochet gathering held each tuesday evening, 5pm-8pm all skill levels welcome. free spinning fiber into yarn group meets the first monday of each month at 1pm. Wild fibre, 6 east liberty street (near bull st.) call for info: 912-238-0514 [122911]

tarde en espanol

meets the last Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm in different locations to practice spoken spanish in a casual environment. 236-8566. [122911]

the philo Cafe

a weekly discussion group that meets from 7:30pm-9pm at various locations each monday. anyone craving some good conversation is invited to drop by. no cost. for more info, email

athenapluto@yahoo.com or look up the philo cafe on facebook. [122911]

the philo Cafe

a weekly discussion group that meets from 7:30pm-9pm at various locations each monday. anyone craving some good conversation is invited to drop by. no cost. for more info, email athenapluto@yahoo.com or look up the philo cafe on facebook. [122911]

theremin/electronic music enthusiasts

a club for enthusiasts of electronic music and instruments, including the theremin, synths, mooger foogers, jam sessions, playing techniques, compositions, gigs, etc. philip neidlinger, theremin@neidlinger.us. [122911]

u.s. Coast guard auxiliary Flotilla

become part of the volunteer organization who assists the u.s. coast guard in the performance of their important duties. meets the 4th Wednesday every month at 6pm at barnes restaurant, 5320 Waters avenue. coed. all ages welcomed. prior experience and/or boat ownership not required. information: www. savannahaux.com or telephone al townsend at 912-598-7387. [122911]

vietnam veterans of america Chapter 671

meets monthly at the american legion post 135, 1108 bull st. call James crauswell at 9273356. [122911] savannah

Woodville-tompkins scholarship Foundation

meets the second tuesday of every month (except october), 6:00 pm at Woodville-tompkins, 151 coach Joe turner street. call 912-2323549 or email chesteraellis@comcast.net for more information. [122911]

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each of the 26 letters of the alphabet is represented in this grid by a number between 1 and 26. using letter frequency, word-pattern recognition, and the numbers as your guides, fill in the grid with well-known english words (hint: since a Q is always followed by a u, try hunting down the Q first). only lowercase, unhyphenated words are allowed in kaidoku, so you won’t see anything like stocKholm or long-lost in here (but you might see afghan, since it has an uncapitalized meaning, too). now stop wasting my precious time and solve!!! psychosudoku@hotmail.com

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Klingon assault group meet twice a month, on the first sunday at 4 pm. at 5429 laroche ave and the third tuesday at super King buffet, 10201 abercorn street at 7:30 p.m. call 308-2094, email kasak@ comcast.net or visit www.roguephoenix.org. [86/010112] savannah

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doris martin dance studio, 8511-h ferguson ave. ,

abeni Cultural arts Dance Classes

classes for multiple ages in the art of performance dance and adult fitness dance. styles include african, modern, ballet, Jazz, tap, contemporary, & gospel. classes held in the new abeni cultural arts dance studio, 8400-b abercorn st. for more information call 912-6313452 or 912-272-2797. ask for muriel or darowe. e-mail: abeniculturalarts@gmail.com

adult ballet Class

maxine patterson school of dance, 2212 lincoln st., at 39th, is offering an adult ballet class on thursdays from 6:30-7:30. cost is $12 per class. Join us for learning and fun. call 234-8745 for more info. [101711]

adult Dance and Fitness Classes

beginner & intermediate ballet, modern dance, barre fusion, barrecore body sculpt, and gentle stretch & tone. no experience necessary for beginner ballet, barre, or stretch/tone. the ballet school, piccadilly square, 10010 abercorn. registration/fees/information: 912-925-0903. or www.theballetschoolsav.com [122911]

adult intermediate ballet

mondays & Wednesdays, 7 - 8pm, $12 per class or 8 classes for $90. class meets year round. (912) 921-2190. the academy of dance, 74 West montgomery crossroads. [122911]

argentine tango

lessons sundays 1:30-3:30pm. open to the public. cost $3.00 per person. Wear closed toe leather soled shoes if available. for more information call 912-925-7416 or email savh_tango@ yahoo.com. [122911]

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burlesque revue th feb 10 !!!

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the perfect class for those with little to no dance background. cybelle has been formally trained and has been performing for over a decade. $15/class. tues: 7-8pm. visit www. cybelle3.com. for info: cybelle@cybelle3.com or call 912-414-1091 private classes are also available. Walk-ins are welcome. synergistic bodies, 7724 Waters ave. [122911]

C.C. express Dance team

meets every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Windsor forest recreation building. clogging or tap dance experience is necessary for this group. call claudia collier at 748-0731. [122911]

home Cookin’ Cloggers

meet every thursday from 6-8 p.m. at nassau Woods recreation building on dean forest road. no beginner classes are being held at this time, however help will be available for those interested in learning. call claudia collier at 748-0731. [122911]

irish Dance Classes

glor na h’eireann cultural arts studio is offering beginner to champion irish dance classes for ages 5 and up, adult step & ceili, strength & flexibility, non-competitive and competition programs, workshops and camps. tcrg certified. for more info contact prideofirelandga@gmail. com or 912-704-2052. [122911]

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classes for beginner and intermediate levels. fridays 10-11:15am. doris martin studio, 7360 skidaway rd. for more info, call elizabeth 912354-5586. [122911]

pole Dancing Class

beginners pole dance offered Wednesdays 8pm, level ii pole dance offered monday 8pm, $22/1 class, $70/4 classes, pre-registration required. learn pole dance moves and spins while getting a full body workout. also offering pole fitness classes monday & Wednesday 11am. for more info: www.fitnessbodybalance.com or 912-3984776. nothing comes off but your shoes. fitness body & balance studio, 2127 1/2 victory dr. [122911]

salsa savannah

tuesdays at tantra (8 e. broughton st.), lessons from 7-9pm, open dancing 9pm-1am. thursday at saya (109 W. broughton st.), lessons from 7-8pm, open dancing 9-11pm. bachata lessons at saya thursdays from 8-9pm. for more info: www.salsasavannah.com, 912-704-8726. [122911]

savannah Dance Club

“magnificent mondays” at doubles, the Quality inn /midtown, 7100 abercorn st. free dance lessons (6:30-7:30p): shag, swing, cha-cha and line dancing. everyone invited. no cover. happy hour till 9pm. call for details 912-3988784. [122911]

savannah Dance Club

“magnificent mondays” at doubles, the Quality inn /midtown, 7100 abercorn st. free dance lessons (6:30-7:30p): shag, swing, cha-cha and line dancing. everyone invited. no cover. happy hour till 9pm. call for details 912-3988784. [122911]

savannah shag Club

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free hiv/aids testing will be administered february 28, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on the armstrong atlantic state university campus, 11935 abercorn st., in savannah ballroom c. testing conducted by the coastal health district and sponsored by armstrong’s naacp, collegiate 100 and hola. free and open to the public. for more information, visit http://www.armstrong.edu. a black history month event.

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(march 21–april 19) “marriage must be a relation either of sympathy or conquest,” said author george eliot. i believe the same is true even about intimate bonds that have not been legally consecrated. each tends to either be a collaboration of equals who are striving for common goals or else a power struggle in which one party seeks to dominate the other. Which of those two models has characterized your romantic history, aries? now is an excellent time to begin working to ensure that the partnership model will predominate for the rest of your long life.

taurus

(april 20–may 20) “love loves to love love,” wrote James Joyce in his 1922 novel ulysses. “nurse loves the new chemist. constable 14a loves mary Kelly. Jumbo, the elephant, loves alice, the elephant. old mr verschole with the ear trumpet loves old mrs verschoyle with the turnedin eye. the man in the brown macintosh loves a lady who is dead. his majesty the King loves her majesty the Queen.” What Joyce said 90 years ago is still true: the world is a churning, burning uproar of yearning. the droning moan of “i want you, i need you” never dies down. give yourself to that cosmic current without apology this valentine season, taurus. celebrate your voracious ache for love. honor your urge to merge with reverence and awe for its raw splendor.

gemini

may 21–June 20) i’ve ghostwritten a personal ad for you to give to your valentine or potential valentine: “i’m looking for a free yet disciplined spirit i can roll down hills with on sunny days and solve thorny puzzles with when the skies are cloudy. can you see the absurd in the serious and the serious in the absurd? are you a curious chameleon always working to sharpen your communication skills? might you be attracted to a sweet–talking wise–ass who’s evolving into a holy goofball? emotional baggage is expected, of course, but please make sure yours is organized and well–packed. let’s create the most unpredictably intriguing versions of beauty and truth that anyone

ever imagined.”

CanCer

June 21–July 22 on average, an adult on planet earth has sex 103 times a year. but i’m guessing that in the immediate future, cancerians everywhere may be motivated to exceed that rate by a large margin. the astrological omens suggest that your tribe’s levels of sensual desire may reach astronomical heights. do you know anyone you’re attracted to who might be willing help you out as you follow your bliss? if not, be your own valentine. one way or another, it’s prime time to celebrate your relationship with eros.

Leo

July 23–aug. 22 i’d love for you to be able to always give the best gifts you have to give without worrying about whether they will be received in the spirit with which you offer them. but that’s just not realistic. i would also be ecstatic if you never had to tone down your big, beautiful self out of fear that others would be jealous or intimidated. and yet that’s not a rational possibility, either. having said that, though, i do want to note that now and then both of those pleasurable scenarios can prevail for extended lengths of time. and i believe you’re now in one of those grace periods.

virgo

aug. 23–sept. 22 in accordance with the astrological omens, here’s what i wish and predict for you in the near future: You will be a connoisseur of temptations. by that i mean you will have a knack for attracting and playing with allurements and enticements. more importantly, you’ll have a sixth sense about the distinction between good bait and bad bait — between provocative temptations that will serve your most fervent dreams and debilitating traps that will dissipate your integrity. and when you get a lock on the invigorating, ennobling kind, you will know just how to work with it so that it drives you wild with smart longing.

Libra

sept. 23–oct. 22 eliphas levi was a 19th–century author and hermetic magician whose work has had a major influence on Western mystery schools. the great secret of magic, he said,

is fourfold: “to KnoW what has to be done, to Will what is required, to dare what must be attempted, and to Keep silent with discernment.” Your assignment, libra, is to apply this approach to your love life. how can you create a relationship with love that will be a gift to the world and also make you smarter, kinder, and wilder? KnoW what magic you have to do. Will yourself to do it. dare to be ingenious and inspired. and don’t tell anyone what you’re doing until you achieve your goal.

sCorpio

oct. 23–nov. 21 after analyzing the astro data for this valentine season, i realized that you could really benefit from being less sober, solemn, and serious about your intimate relationships. that’s why i decided to collect some one–liners for you to use as you loosen up your approach to togetherness. please consider delivering them to anyone you’d like to be closer to. 1. “let’s go maniacally obsess about our lives in a soothing environment.” 2. “We’ll be best friends forever because you already know too much about me.” 3. “it would be great if you would schedule your social events around my mood swings.” 4. “i’m sorry i drunk–dialed you before realizing you were already in bed with me.” 5. “i wanna do boring things with you.” (all the one–liners come from someecards.com.)

sagittarius nov. 22–dec. 21

“the world is an oyster, but you don’t crack it open on a mattress,” said a character in arthur miller play. he was referring to the idea that if you’re obsessed with sex and romance, your level of worldly accomplishment may be rather low. it jibes with what a friend in my youth told me when he noticed how much of my energy was engaged in pursuing desirable females: “they don’t build statues in parks for guys who chase women.” i realize you may not be wildly receptive to ruminating on these matters during the valentine season, sagittarius. however, the omens suggest i advise you to do just that. it’s a good time to fine– tune the balance between your life–long career goals and your quest for love.

CapriCorn dec. 22–Jan. 19

ancient egyptians thought that

drinking bear grease could stimulate ardor, while the greeks believed that eating sparrow brains would do the trick. When potatoes first appeared in spain in 1534, imported from the new World, they were used in love potions and worth more than $1,000 a pound. the asian rhinoceros was hunted nearly to extinction because its horn was thought to have aphrodisiac properties. Just in time for valentine season, i’d like to suggest that you call on a very different kind of romantic stimulant that costs nothing and doesn’t endanger any species: being a good listener.

aQuarius Jan. 20–feb. 18

maybe there is a soulmate for you in this world. maybe there isn’t. but you can count on this: if that person is out there, you will never bond with him or her by clinging to a set of specific expectations about how it should happen. he or she will not possess all the qualities you wish for and will not always treat you exactly as you want to be. i’m sure you already know this deep down, aquarius, but hearing it from an objective observer like me might help liberate you further from the oppressive fantasy of romantic perfection. that way you can better recognize and celebrate the real thing.

pisCes

feb. 19–march 20 “We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” so proclaimed dr. seuss. i think this is an excellent meditation for you during this season of love. You need more permission to share your idiosyncrasies and eccentricities, and you need more freedom to ally yourself with people whose idiosyncrasies and eccentricities you’re compatible with — and on behalf of the cosmos, i’m hereby giving you that permission.

march 22-25: a three day celebration of nature and nature photography on the georgia coastal islands. venue: hampton inn & suites, brunswick, ga. Keynote speaker is darrell gulin, www. gulinphoto.com. great education & field trips with photographic opportunities to Jekyll island, sapelo island, harris neck Wildlife, cumberland island, okefenokee swamp and other natural settings. info & registration: www.gnpa.org. look under the tab “annual expo.”

film & video Cinesavannah

a film series that seeks to bring new, first-run films to savannah including critically acclaimed foreign films and documentaries, among others. to subscribe to information about the series, including screening dates and times, email: cinesavannah@att.net [122911]

psychotronic Film society

hosts weekly screenings every Wednesday, 8pm, at the sentient bean. offering up a selection of films so bad they are good, cult classics and other rarities. upcoming schedule: www. sentientbean.com [122911]

fitness beginner’s belly Dance classes with “Cairo on the Coast”

back to back belly dance classes and two unique styles of dance. every sunday, 12noon1pm, american cabaret style, energetic and fast paced. 1-2pm, tribal fusion, a slower, more controlled style of dance. both sessions $24, or a one hour session $15, or 4/$48.00. www. cairoonthecoast.com. fitness, body, and balance studio, 2127 1/2 victory dr. contact nicole at 912-596-0889. [122911]

belly Drills

an intense dance workout utilizing basic bellydance moves. geared to all levels of ability. dance your way to a better sense of well being. bring water bottle. thurs: 7-8pm. $15/class. visit www.cybelle3.com. for info: cybelle@ cybelle3.com or call 912-414-1091. Walk-ins welcome. synergistic bodies, 7724 Waters ave. [122911]

bellydance Fusion Classes

fusion bellydance mixes ballet, jazz and hip hop into a unique, high energy style of dance. classes include drills and choreographies for all levels. small classes held several days a week in downtown savannah, and upon request. $10 per person. contact christa at 678-799-4772 or see www.bohemianbeats.com. [121811]

bellydancing for fun and fitness

the most fun class you’ve ever taken to get you in the best shape in the least amount of time. We provide bright colorful veils, jangling coin hip scarves, and exotic music. every Wednesday, 6:30pm. $15 drop-in or $40 for four classes. call 912-660-7399 or email consistentintegrity@ yahoo.com [122911]

Fertility yoga

ongoing series of six week sessions of fertility Yoga are held on tuesday evenings from 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm at offices located at 100 riverview drive, off of islands expressway. helps participants relax, start healthy habits to prepare their body and gain more confidence on the fertility journey. instructor ann carroll, rYt 500. $100 for 6 week session. (912) 704-7650 or e-mail carroll3620@bellsouth.net. [122911]

Fitness Classes at the Jea

spin, firm it up, yoga, pilates, water aerobics, aquasize, senior fitness, and Zumba. prices vary. call for days and times. 355-8111. Jewish educational alliance, 5111 abercorn st., http:// www.savj.org. [122911]

Kung Fu school: ving tsun

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mommy and baby yoga Classes

mondays, 10-11am (crawlers and toddlers) and 11:30-12:45 (infants and pre-crawlers) at the savannah Yoga center, 1321 bull st. $14 per class. multi-class discounts are available. Walk-ins welcome. call 232-2994 or visit www. savannahyoga.com. [122911]

pilates mat Classes

mat classes are held tues & thurs 7:30am8:30am, mon 1:30pm-2:30pm, mon & Wed 5:30pm-6:30pm, thurs 12:30pm-1:30pm, & sat 9:30am-10:30am. all levels welcome! private and semi-private classes are by appointment only. carol daly-Wilder, certified pilates instructor. call 912.238-0018. momentum pilates studio, 8413 suite-a ferguson ave. http://savannahpilates.com. [122911]

pregnancy yoga

ongoing series of 8-week sessions are held on tuesdays from 6-7:15pm at 7116 hodgson memorial dr., and thursdays from 6-7:15pm at 100 riverview dr. pre-natal yoga helps mothers-to-be prepare for a more mindful approach to the challenges of pregnancy, labor & delivery. cost is $100 for each course. call ann carroll at 912-704-7650 e-mail ann@ aikyayoga.com. [122911]

savannah Disc golf Club

Weekly events (entry $5): fri. 5:45pm-glow golf. sat. 10am-luck of the draw doubles. sat. 1pm-handicapped league. tom triplett park, hwy 80 W, pooler. sun. 10 am-singles at the sarge in hardeeville, sc. info: savannahdiscgolf.com or savannahdiscgolf@gmail.com all skill levels welcome. instruction available. [122911]

stand-up paddleboarding

stand-up paddleboarding lessons and tours. a great way get out on the water and to stay fit. east coast paddleboarding, savannah/tybee island. eastcoastpaddleboarding.com or 781267-1810 [122911]

January class; monday, march 19 at noon for the march class. offered by georgia southern university, held in downtown savannah at the coastal georgia center. info: ceps.georgiasouthern.edu [121211]

yoga for Cancer patients and survivors

free for people with cancer and cancer survivors. 6.30 p.m., tuesdays and 12:10 p.m., thursdays, fitnessone, 3rd floor of the center for advanced medicine, memorial university medical center. call 912-350-9031. [122911]

zumba Fitness (r) classes

mondays at 7:15-8:15. located at the ballet school, studio b, piccadilly square, 10010 abercorn. $7 per class or $60 for 10 classes. contact april for more info. 912-306-5598. [122911]

zumba Fitness Classes with anne

lake mayer community center, 1850 e montgomery crossroads, Wednesdays, 7pm-8pm. $5, free if you bring a friend. (912) 596-1952. [010912]

zumba Fitness Classes with mai

monday 8:30am-9:30 am, lake mayer community center, 1850 g. montgomery crossroads. $5 per class saturdays 8:30 am-9:30am, st. paul cme social hall, 123 brady st. $3 per class. contact mai @ 912-604-9890. [011412]

zumba! fitness with Laura

thursdays 7:30pm., beginning Jan. 5th. a class act dance center- 118 pipemaker’s circle suite 110 pooler, ga 31322. 912.748.4199. $10/class, cash only please. Wear comfy clothes and tennis shoes, bring water & a towel! email zumbalaura@hotmail.com for more info. [122911]

gAY & lesBiAn First City network board meeting

meets the first monday at 6:30 p.m. at fcn’s office, 307 e. harris st., 2nd floor. 236-citY or www.firstcitynetwork.org. [122911]

gay aa meeting

the yoga room

true colors aa group, a gay aa meeting that welcomes all alcoholics, meets sunday and thursday at 7:30 p.m. at 311 e. macon st. [122911] savannah

yoga For all

the local chapter of georgia’s largest gay rights group. 104 W. 38th st. 912-547-6263. [122911] savannah

visit www.thesavannahyogaroom.com or call 898-0361 for a schedule of classes, times and fees. savannah Yoga room, 115 charlotte dr.

georgia equality savannah

here’s yoga at the right time, price, and location. With expert guidance, you’ll practice this ancient discipline at your own limits and pace. sequences of poses and breathing techniques will reward you with increased awareness, concentration, flexibility, strenght, and endurance. mondays Jan. 9 to feb. 13, or tuesdays, mar. 20 to apr. 24. 5:30-6:30pm. $65/ person. register by calling 855-478-5551 (toll free). registration ends Jan. 6 at noon for the

savannah pride, inc.

CrossWorD ansWers

meets second tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the fcn office located at 307 e. harris st., 2nd floor. sps mission of unity through diversity, and social awareness has helped promote the well-being of the lgbt community in the south, and organizes the annual savannah pride festival. call 912-288-7863 or email heather@savpride.com. [122911]

stand out youth

a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and Questioning youth organization. meets every friday at 7 p.m. at the fcn building located at 307 e. harris st. call 657-1966, email info@ standoutyouth.org or visit www.standoutyouth. org. [122911]

What makes a Family

a children’s therapy group for children of glbt parents. groups range in age from 10 to 18 and are held twice a month. call 352-2611. [122911]

heAlth alcoholics anonymous

if you want or need to stop drinking, aa can help. meetings daily throughout the savannah area. check www.savannahaa.com for meeting locations and times, or call 24 hrs 912-3563688 for information. [122911]

Free hearing & speech screening

hearing: every thurs. 9-11 a.m. speech: 1st thurs. of each month. savannah speech & hearing center, 1206 e. 66th street. call 355-4601. www.savannahspeechandhearing. org [122911]

healthcare for the uninsured

st. mary’s health center,1302 drayton st.. is open for health needs of uninsured residents of chatham county. open monday through friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. for information or to make an appointment, call 912-443-9409. [122911]

La Leche League of savannah

mothers wishing to find out more about breastfeeding are invited to attend a meeting on the first thursday of every month at 10am. la leche league of savannah is a breastfeeding support group for new and expectant mothers. 897-9544, www.lllusa.org/web/savannahga. html. [122911] savannah

planned parenthood hotline

first line is a statewide hotline for women who want information on health services. open every night from 7-11p.m. 1-800-264-7154. [122911]

religious & sPirituAl service of Compline

the service of compline at christ church is moving: same music, same service, same choir, same preacher--different location. beginning sunday, december 11 the christ church service of chanted compline by candlelight will be held at historic independent presbyterian church (corner of bull street and oglethorpe) every sunday night at 9:00p.m. “come, say good night to god.” [121211]

a new Church in the City, For the City.

on chippewa square at 10:30 am. www.edenvillagechurch.org like us on facebook: savannah church plant. [011412]

guided silent prayer

a couple of songs done acoustically, about 30 minutes of guided silent prayer, and a few minutes to receive prayer if you want (or remain in silence). a mid-week rest and re-focus. 6:458pm on Wednesdays at the vineyard church. 615 montgomery st. (behind blowin’ smoke bbQ). www.vineyardsavannah.org [122911]

savannah zen Center

meditation, classes & events are held at 111 e. 34th st., savannah, ga 31401. for schedule: savannahzencenter.com or visit us on facebook. [122911]

soka gakkai of america

sgi is an international buddhist movement for world peace and individual happiness. the group practices nichiren buddhism by chanting nam myoho renge Kyo. introductory meetings are held the third sunday of the month. for further information, call 232-9121. [122911]

theology on tap

meets at the distillery every month on the third monday night from 8:30 - 10:30pm. like us on facebook: theology on tap downtown savannah. [011412]

unitarian universalist beloved Community Church

services begin sunday at 11 a.m. at 1001 e. gwinnett st. coffee and discussion follow each service. religious education for grades 1-8 is offered. for information, call 786-6075, e-mail uubc2@aol.com. celebrating diversity. Working for justice. [122911]

unitarian universalist Church of savannah

liberal religious community where different people with different beliefs gather as one faith. sunday, 11 am, troup square sanctuary. 234-0980, admin@uusavannah.org or www. uusavannah.org. [122911] 313 e. harris st. ,

unity Church of savannah

two sunday morning celebration services - 9:15 and 11:00. (children’s church and childcare at 11:00.) noon prayer service every thurs. to find out about classes, workshops and more visit, www. unityofsavannah.org or call 912-355-4704. 2320 sunset blvd.

sPorts & gAmes savannah bike polo

like regular polo, but with bikes instead of horses. meets weekly. check out www.facebook.com/savannahbikepolo for more information. [122911] cs

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Available For Sale! $142,900. Executive style home 3BR (possibly 4), 2BA, LR, DR, large family room w/fireplace, dishwasher, washer/dryer connections, utility room, carport, plus deluxe backyard shed. New wood floors, New paint, New ceiling fans, and New vinyl floors in bathroom, New high efficiency sliding glass door, kitchen & laundry room. This spacious home is located just blocks from Armstrong University, near Windsor High School, shopping, and various restaurants. Also it is located within a few minutes of HAAF. Call Preferred Realty’s Cindy Osborne, 912-489-4529 or Scott Berry,912-920-1936 for an appointment today!

2250 UTAH STREET 3BR, 1BA, Living room, kitchen/dining, w/refrigerator & gas stove, gas water heater & gas heat, washer/dryer hookups, CH&A. Fenced backyard. $725/rent & $675/deposit. Section 8 Accepted. 743 “B” EAST HENRY ST. Upstairs unit, Living room, dining room, 2BR, 2BA, kitchen w/range,refrigerator, dishwasher, lots of cabinets/counter space, washer/dryer connections, front & back balcony, CH&A, gas heat. Offstreet parking. $875/Rent & $825/Deposit. No Section 8. REF. & CREDIT CHECK REQUIRED

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260 BIRCHFIELD DRIVE Near Hunter, 3BR/1BA, LR & DR combo, carport, fenced backyard. $725/month, $725/security deposit. 141 E.57TH ST. (off of Habersham) Ardsley Park 3BR/2BA, LR, separate DR, sunroom, porch, carport and fenced yard. $925/month, $925/security deposit. 11 ROSE HILL DR. (Rose Dhu on the Marsh) 3BR/2BA, LR & DR, eat-in kitchen, 2-car garage, fenced yard, freshly painted and new carpet. $1200/month,$1200/security deposit. 1428 BEL AIRE DR. (Cloverdale Subd.) 4BR/2BA, entrance foyer, LR, formal DR, den w/eating area combo with entrance to fe n ce d b a c k ya rd. $1095/month, $1095/security deposit. 421 E.49TH ST. (Ardsley Park) 3BR, possibly 4th, LR, DR, 2.5BA, sunroom, 2-dens, eat-in kitchen, 2600Sqft., courtyard, swimming pool, fenced yard, washer/dryer, refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher. $2100/month, $2100/security deposit. 1115 E.55TH ST. Duplex (off of Waters Ave.) 2BR/1BA, LR, eat-in kitchen. $495/month,$495/security deposit. 115 VAN NUYS (Wilshire Subd.) 3BR/2BA, LR, DR, den, eat-in kitchen, fenced yard. $925/month, $925/security deposit. 105 BRANDLEWOOD DR. 3BR/2BA, LR, DR, 1-car garage, fenced yard $925/month, $925/security deposit. 16 STILLWOOD CT. (Berkshire West) 3BR/2BA, LR w/FP, DR, wood floor, light & airy kitchen, 2-car garage, courtyard, fenced yard $1095/month,$1095/security deposit.

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753 E. WALDBURG

2BR/1BA plus bonus (could be 3rd BR), LR, DR, kitchen & bath recently updated. Newly painted inside & out. $500/month plus deposit. Fox Properties, 912-352-2747

9B OAK FOREST LANE 2BR/1BA, Washer/Dryer Connection, Alarm System . $650/$650 Deposit. 912-398-4424

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7315 GARFIELD: 3BR/2BA, freshly painted, fenced backyard, single car garage. Movein Ready! $1000/month + deposit. OGEECHEE RIVER HOME FOR RENT Hwy 80 Ogeechee River 2bedroom/2bath beautifully updated, private deck, appliances and water included. Minutes from Pooler $1100/month/$950 Dep 912-272-7242

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1403 E. 38th: 2BR/1BA $650 1229 E.40th 3BR/1BA $800 2319 E.42nd: 3BR/2BA $825 5404 Waters Dr. 3BR/2BA $1200 801 Wexler: 4BR/1.5BA $900 Several Rent-to-Own Properties Guaranteed Financing. STAY MANAGEMENT 352-7829 RENT: 1218 East 53rd Street Garage Apt. upstairs, behind duplex 1BR/1BA $595/month utilities paid by landlord, plus deposit. Call 354-0484, ask for Christie. Days/Nights/Weekends.

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ONE, TWO & THREE BR Apts. & Houses for rent. Stove, refrigerator, washer/dryer. 1/2 month OffGood for this month only. 912-844-5996 OR 912-272-6820 SOUTHSIDE •1BR apts, washer/dryer included. Water & trash included, $625/month. •2BR/1.5BA townhouse apt, total electric, w/washer & dryer/$650. Call 927-3278 or 356-5656

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*2220 E.43rd 3BR/1BA $775 *127 Linden Dr 3BR/1BA $ 795 *2114 E.60th: 4BR/2BA $850 *13 Hibiscus Ave: 4BR/1BA $825 912-507-7934/912-927-2853

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821 Amaranth Avenue 1&2 Bedrooms $200-$210 per week. furnished/utilities included. Quiet atmosphere. Call 912-441-5468. WEST SAVANNAH 513 W. 63 rd St. 4 BR/1 BA, W/D hook-up, CH/A $850/$850 Dep 912-844-2344

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Available Now. 3BR/1BA, LR, family room, dining area, large kitchen, laundry room, central heat & A/C, shed w/electricity & concrete floor, newly painted interior & exterior. 2 new high efficiency sliding glass doors. No pets or smoking.$899/Rent + security deposit $929. (1yr. lease required) **Special Discount available for Police officers on rent & sec.dep. No Section 8 Accepted! Call Scott Berry, Property manager at Berry Enterprises, 920-1936. rooms for rent 895

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ROOMMATES WANTED West Savannah: Very Clean, newly remodeled w/central heat/air, stove,refrigerator,cable, washer/dryer, WiFi. On busline. Starting at $125/week. Call 912-272-6919

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Fully furnished, central heat/air, washer & dryer, cable, internet. No deposit. Safe environment. $ 1 2 5 - $ 1 5 0 / we e k l y & $450-$550/monthly. 912-228-1242

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CLEAN, comfortable rooms. Washer/dryer, air, cable, HBO, ceiling fans. $110-$140 weekly. No deposit. Call Ike @ 844-7065 CLEAN, QUIET, Room & Efficiencies for Rent.On Busline, Stove, Refrigerator, Washer/Dryer. Rates from $85-$165/week. Call 912-272-4378 or 912-631-2909

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Furnished, includes utilities, central heat and air, Comcast cable, TVs, washer/dryer. Ceramic tile in kitchen and bath. Shared Kitchen & Shared bath. Call 912-210-0181. FURNISHED EFFICIENCY: 1510 Lincoln St. $155/week or $165/week for double occupancy, Includes microwave, refrigerator, stove, & utilities! Call 912.231.0240 Good Music Is Food For The Soul. Find it online in Soundboard at connectsavannah.com

ROOMS FOR RENT Completely furnished. Central heat and air. Conveniently located on busline. $130 per week. Call 912-844-5995. SPACIOUS ROOMS FOR RENT Newly renovated on busline.2 blocks from Downtown Kroger,3 blocks from Historic Forsyth Park. $150/week w/No deposit. 844-5995 EFFICIENCY ROOMS Includes stove, refrigerator, private bath. Furnished! $180/week. Call 912-844-5995.

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$50 Deposit EFFICIENCIES $170/per week & up. Utilities included, Furnished, private bath. No Pets. Call 912-695-7889 or 912-342-3840 transportation 900

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1995 CHEVROLET Camero, needs motor. Call for more info 912-508-3921 $800.00 1997 LINCOLN TOWN CAR Executive Edition. 125,000K $ 3000 Prices are Negotiable 912-428-2591 BUICK Park Avenue, 1994Automatic, V6, clean, runs great $1950 OBO. Call 441-2150 CHEVROLET GMC, 1984-Box Van 14 ft, one ton, rebuilt engine. good work van Asking $2,500 OBO 912-675-0820/ 912 232-1786 DODGE Caravan, 2001- Automatic,, 7-passenger, 6cyl, AC, CD, runs fantastic $2950. 441-2150

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Paint & Body Work. Reasonably Priced. Insurance Claims. We buy wrecks. Call 912-355-5932.

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.

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Furnished, affordable room available includes utility, cable,refrigerator, central heat/air. $115-$140/weekly, no deposit.Call 912-844-3609

PONTIAC Grand Am, 2002Auto, V6, cold AC, PW, PL, cruise, very clean $2950 OBO. 441-2150 Subaru Wagon ‘97 Legacy GT SUBARU Legacy GT wagon, 1997Driven daily. All records since 70,000 mi. Second owner. A/C, oil changes, suspension maintained. clear title. $1,999.00 (912)596-3071 WE PAY CASH for junk cars & trucks! Call 964-0515 SUVS 930

NEED A ROOM? STOP LOOKING! Great rooms available ranging from $115-$140/weekly. Includes refrigerators, cable w/HBO, central heat/air. No deposit. Call 912-398-7507. ROOM FOR RENT by SSU. $130/weekly. Private bath and shower. 3106 Falligant Avenue. Call 844-3990 or 655-9121

FORD Expedition, 2003- In excellent condition $9,000. Call 912-844-5816.

ROOM FOR RENT: Safe Environment. Central heat/air, cable, telephone service. $450-$550 monthly, $125/security deposit, No lease. Immediate occupancy. Call Mr. Brown:912-663-2574 or 912-234-9177.

FLEETWOOD Southwind motor home, 1998. 34ft. long, under 30,000 miles, gas engine, excellent condition. Asking $15,000. Call 912-381-4755.

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3 Bedrooms, appliances provided including washer/dryer. Central heat/air, ceiling fans. $750/month. Call 912-233-3945/251-648-5705

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