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


Women Mean Business 2013 What: Workshops,

panel discussions and networking with entrepreneurs, corporations and agency experts. Sponsored by the City of Savannah Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprise Program. When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m Where: Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. Cost: Free. Pre-registration is required. Info: womenregister

Wednesday Encore Broadcast of Opera Live in HD: Carmen

What: The Metropolitan Opera’s 2013 Summer Encores Schedule presents a “gripping and brilliant production” (NYT review) of the Bizet work. Originally transmitted live on January 16, 2010. When: 7 p.m Where: Regal Savannah Stadium 10, 1132 Shawnee St. Cost: $12.50 (svce. charge may apply) Info:

Highland Brewing Company Beer Dinner

What: A five course dinner paired with six Highland beers, with Oscar Wong, founder of Asheville’s Highland Brewing Co. Reservations required. When: 7 p.m Where: Ruth’s Chris Steak House, 111 West Bay St. Cost: $65 + tax and tip Info:

Film: Surviving Edged Weapons (1988, USA)

What: Psychotronic Film Society pres-

ents a campy police training video. Yes, that’s what we said. When: 8 p.m Where: Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. cost: $6


Thursday From Fancy to High-Style: New York Furniture at the Telfair

What: Lecture by Tania Sammons, Tel-

fair’s Senior Curator of Decorative Arts and Historic Sites. Held in conjunction with the New York Accents exhibition. When: 6 p.m Where: Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St. Info:

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Lecture: David Kyler on Climate Change

What: Director of coastal Georgia’s Center for a Sustainable Coast will speak at the Sierra Club meeting on how official climate projections omit important factors which contribute to global warming. When: 7 p.m Where: First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. Cost: Free and open to the public

Speakeasy Cabaret Onstage

What: Gypsy swing from Velvet Caravan on the storied stage of the Lucas, transformed into a 1920s lounge for the evening. Live music, open bar. Hors d’oeurves available. Limited to 100 people. When: 7:30 p.m Where: Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Cost: $20 at the door. $10 students. Info:


Art Patrol



What: Winner of the Lucas Theatre People’s Choice Poll. Jeff Bridges is Jeff Lebowski, aka The Dude, an L.A. slacker and avid bowler. When: 7 p.m Where: Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Cost: $8

Friday Puppet Shows at Puppet People


What: Fridays at 11am through Aug 23, a show by Angela Beasley’s Puppet People. Shows include Back Stage Pass Tour and a Puppet Craft. Call for Reservations. Puppet shows and puppet crafts vary each week. Closed July 5. When: 11 a.m. Where: Puppet People Studio, 3119 Furber Ave. Cost: $12 per child, $7 per adult. Group rates available. Info: 912-355-3366.

2nd Annual Cornhole Classic Tourna-

Savannah Summer Solstice 2013 Music and Arts Festival


Falsettos, from Bangers & Mash Theatre Works, continues at Muse Arts Warehouse this weekend

Film: The Big Lebowski

What: 2nd Annual Cornhole Classic

benefiting Senior Citizens, Inc. Friday, June 21 at Coach’s Corner. 5 p.m. Practice and Registration 6 p.m. Tournament begins 7 p.m. Fish Fry and Live Music $100 per team (two players); includes fish fry and live music, cash payout to the Top 5 teams. or $30 per person for dinner, beer, and live music Teams are limited. Call Karen at (912) 236-0363 to reserve spot or email When: 6 p.m Where: Coach’s Corner, 3016 East Victory Dr. Cost: $100/team (includes dinner, beer, concert) or $30 beer, dinner, concert


What: An “adult” musical about love, sex and a bar mitzvah. When: 8 p.m Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Cost: Adults: $20/Students: $15


What: Scheduled artists: Zach Deputy, Dangermuffin, Archnemesis, Kota Mundi, Bill & Ted’s Bluegrass Journey, Mama’s Love, The Royal Noise, Passafire, The Mantras, The Broadcast, Les Racquet, Word of Mouth, Big Daddy Love, Epic Cycle, Zach Deputy’s Gospel Brunch, Trainwrecks, Dark Water Rising Domino Effect, Trab, Those Cats, Emoticon, Electric Grandma, The Blurry Aftermath, Gypsy Slim Omingnome, Four Elements and Beyond. When: June 21-23 Where: Red Gate Farms, 136 Red Gate Farms Trail Cost: $25 - $100 Info:

Theatre: Boeing, Boeing

What: This Tony Award winner features Bernard, an American living in Paris, juggling three flight-attendant fiancees. Reservations recommended. Hospitality at 6:30pm for evening shows. When: 7:30 p.m Where: Tybee Arts Center, 7 Cedarwood Dr.

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Cost: $18 Gen. Adm. $15 TAA members. Info: 912-786-5920.


Saturday 13th Annual Southern Isles Bodybuilding, Figure and Wheelchair Championships



What: Bodybuilding, Figure, and Wheelchair Championships. Saturday June 22, 2013, Savannah Civic Center, Johnny Mercer Theatre. Pre-Judging 10:00am and Finals 6:30pm. For more information contact Tony or Mary Ann O’Connor at 912-897-1263, southernislesbb@, www.southernislesbb. com. When: 10 a.m. & 6:30 p.m Where: Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. Cost: Pre-Judging/ $15, Finals/ $20

18th Annual Savannah Asian Festival

What: This year features the Flying Dragon Acrobats and Vida Vongsay & Team Lion Dancers. Hosted by reality star chef, host, and restaurateur, Orchid Paulmeier. Martial arts demos, authentic cuisine, cultural displays, arts & crafts and educational workshops. Presented by the City of Savannah. When: 11 a.m.-5 p.m Where: Martin Luther King Jr Arena, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. Cost: Free and open to the public.

Book signing: Kent Buttimer

What: Kent Buttimer will be signing her children’s book Mary Lou’s Surprise, based on a true story in the author’s life. When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m Where: Saints & Shamrocks, 309 Bull St Cost: Free attend. Books purchase. Info: 912-233-8858

Forsyth Farmers Market

What: Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and other delights. Rain or shine. When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m Where: Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Info:

Larry Crawford Memorial Half Rubber Beach Classic

What: Sponsored by Roof Hunters, this Tybee tradition returns to 11th Street. Who knew hitting a half-rubber ball with a stick could be so hard, and so much fun? When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m Where: Tybee Island, Tybee Island. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: 912-441-3710.

Nature Outing: Salt Marsh Kayak

What: Wilderness Southeast kayak tour of tidal creeks and salt marshes led

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What: An “adult” musical about love,

sex and a bar mitzvah. Winner of the 1992 Tony for Best Book and Musical Score. Directed by DJ Queenan with Musical Direction by Warren Heilman. When: 3 p.m Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Cost: Adults: $20/Students: $15 Info: 912-920-3594



Market at the Lighthouse

The Lucas screens The Big Lebowski Friday night.

by a naturalist guide. Call for details and departure location. When: 9 a.m.-noon Where: Tybee Island, Tybee Island. Cost: $55. Reservations required. Info: 912-236-8115. naturesavannah@

Putt Putt for Paws

What: Second annual restaurant-by-restaruant putting competition, benefiting the Humane Society for Greater Savannah. Participating restaurants include Wild Wing Cafe, Flip Flip Tiki Bar & Grill, Taco Abajo, JJ’s Sportsbar, Molly MacPherson’s, Murphy’s Law, Treehouse, B&D Burgers and Social Club on Congress Street. When: 1-6 p.m Cost: $80 for 4-person team. Info:

Savannah Summer Solstice 2013 Music and Arts Festival What: Scheduled artists: Zach Deputy,


What: An “adult” musical about love, sex and a bar mitzvah. When: 8 p.m Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Cost: Adults: $20/Students: $15 Info: 912-920-3594

Theatre: Boeing, Boeing

What: This Tony Award winner features Bernard, an American living in Paris, juggling three flight-attendant fiancees. Havoc ensues. Reservations recommended. Hospitality at 6:30pm for evening shows. When: 7:30 p.m Where: Tybee Arts Center, 7 Cedarwood Dr. Cost: $18 Gen. Adm. $15 TAA members. Info: 912-786-5920.

Yoga Fest: Free Yoga for Two Days What: Forty minute sessions all day,

Dangermuffin, Archnemesis, Kota Mundi, Bill & Ted’s Bluegrass Journey, Mama’s Love, The Royal Noise, Passafire, The Mantras, The Broadcast, Les Racquet, Word of Mouth, Big Daddy Love, Epic Cycle, Zach Deputy’s Gospel Brunch, Trainwrecks, Dark Water Rising Domino Effect, Trab, Those Cats, Emoticon, Electric Grandma, The Blurry Aftermath, Gypsy Slim, Omingnome, Four Elements and Beyond. When: June 21-23 Where: Red Gate Farms, 136 Red Gate Farms Trail, Cost: $25 - $100 Info:

both days. Many styles and levels at different sessions. No registration required. Loaner yoga mats available. Just show up and pose. When: -23, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m Where: Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. Cost: Free and open to the public Info: 912-232-2994. savannahyoga@

Film: How to Train Your Dragon

What: A gathering to benefit locals in

What: One of the first computer-generated animated films to dominate at the box office (2010). It’s about a young Viking who befriends a “fierce” dragon, rather than slaying it, as custom says. When: 7 p.m Where: Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Cost: $8


Sunday Dance for Peace

need. Music, dancing, fun for all ages. Donations of nonperishable food and gently used or new clothing welcomed. When: 3 p.m Where: Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: 912-547-6449. xavris21@yahoo. com

What: Pottery, antiques, jewelry, photography, honey, artwork, candles, lotions, soaps, and food vendors. All this at the foot of the lighthouse. When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m Where: Tybee Island Lighthouse, 30 Meddin Ave. Cost: Free to attend. Info: 912-786-5801.

Savannah Summer Solstice 2013 Music and Arts Festival

What: Scheduled artists: Zach Deputy, Dangermuffin, Archnemesis, Kota Mundi, Bill & Ted’s Bluegrass Journey, Mama’s Love, The Royal Noise, Passafire, The Mantras, The Broadcast, Les Racquet, Word of Mouth, Big Daddy Love, Epic Cycle, Zach Deputy’s Gospel Brunch, Trainwrecks, Dark Water Rising Domino Effect, Trab, Those Cats, Emoticon, Electric Grandma, The Blurry Aftermath, Gypsy Slim, Omingnome, Four Elements and Beyond. When: June 21-23 Where: Red Gate Farms, 136 Red Gate Farms Trail,. Cost: $25 - $100 Info:

Yoga Fest: Free Yoga for Two Days

What: Forty minute sessions all day, both days. Many styles and levels at different sessions. No registration required. Loaner yoga mats available. Just show up and pose. When: June 22-23, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m Where: Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. Cost: Free and open to the public Info: 912-232-2994. savannahyoga@


Wednesday Film: Criminally Insane, aka Crazy Fat Ethel (1975, USA)

What: Cult flick about an obese woman who escapes from an insane asylum and proceeds to murder anyone who tries to get her to stop eating. Her name: Ethel. Crazy Fat Ethel. When: 8 p.m Where: Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. cost: $6 Info: CS

Theatre: Boeing, Boeing

What: This Tony Award winner features Bernard, an American living in Paris, juggles three flight-attendant fiancees. Havoc ensues. Reservations recommended. Hospitality at 6:30pm for evening shows. When: 3:30 p.m Where: Tybee Arts Center, 7 Cedarwood Dr. Cost: $18 Gen. Adm. $15 TAA members. Info: 912-786-5920.

WWE Live! Pro Wrestling

What: Fan favorite WWE stars from Raw and Smackdown. John Cena vs. Ryback, Tag Team Championship Match between Team Hell No: Kane & Daniel Bryan vs. The Shield. And lots more. When: 5 p.m Where: The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. Cost: $15-$95 Info: 912-651-6550

@ Film: The Big Lebowski. June 21, Trustees Theater. @ Summer Solstice Festival. June 21-23, Red Gate Farms. @ Savannah Asian Festival. June 22, MLK Arena. @ Film: How to Train Your Dragon. June 22, Lucas Theatre. @ Bay Street Theatre: Speech & Debate. June 27-30, Club One. @ Ol’ Devil Sherman & the Mint Juleps. June 27-28, Muse Arts Warehouse. @ Film: Top Hat. June 28, Lucas Theatre. @ Film: E.T. June 29, Trustees Theater. @ Film: Jurassic Park. July 13, Trustees Theater. @ Film: Mary Poppins. July 20, Lucas Theatre. @ Disney Junior Live on Tour. July 26, Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ Film: Saving Private Ryan. July 27, Trustees Theater. @ The Claire Lynch Band. July 27, Randy Wood Guitars. @ Film: Last of the Mohicans. Aug. 3, Lucas Theatre. @ Bay Street Theatre: Sweeney Todd. Aug. 9-25, Club One. @ Bill Cosby. Aug. 10, Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ The Boxcars. Aug. 17, Randy Wood Guitars.

Resource-rich, responsibility-poor

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by Jim Morekis |

Georgia is blessed by nature with remarkable water resources — and I’m not just talking about the ocean off our coast and its brackish cousin that hosts and invigorates our salt marsh. Vast amounts of freshwater gather through the years in underground limestone aquifers under our feet. These legacies of ancient rainfalls are in turn recharged by new precipitation, seeping gradually into the earth as the centuries roll by. The great Floridan Aquifer and others like it once fueled artesian wells throughout the region. Back in the day, you could sink a shallow well just about anywhere and instantly have all the freshwater you wanted. Technically it’s a renewable resource, but… in practice not so much. As blessed as we are, we’ve also been cursed with a historic inability to responsibly steward this precious resource. This goes back to one of Georgia’s first boom industries, the gold rush of the 1830s. Turns out the area of north Georgia near Dahlonega boasts — or once boasted — one of the largest, most pure, and easily accessible veins of gold in the world. So accessible, legend has it that early prospectors literally tripped over large gold nuggets. These two then-plentiful resources — water and gold — soon came together to write an awful story of environmental and human degradation. As word spread about the Dahlonega vein, those scattered nuggets were quickly scooped up, as were the ones you could easily pan in mountain creeks. But the greed remained. A new Federal Reserve Bank in Dahlonega, built especially for the Georgia gold rush, had to be fed. So a new, horribly ingenious way was found to rape the earth for the increasingly harder-to-find Georgia gold: Massive water hoses literally blasted away entire mountainsides. The detritus was gathered behind dams which were then blown open, the resulting slurry of former mountainside pouring down to processing facilities. The environmental cost: Scars all across the supposedly “pristine” mountains of

north Georgia, visible to this day. The human cost: The Trail of Tears, as thousands of Cherokee men, women, and children were forced off their ancestral land to make way for gold claims awarded by lottery. A century later the paper mills came to Georgia. Almost as soon as the huge, thirsty Union Bag plant — now International Paper — opened in Savannah along with others along the coast, the freshwater table receded dramatically, tens of feet virtually overnight as the mills voraciously sucked the aquifer in ways nature never intended. Today, our Floridan Aquifer is a shadow of its former self. Ocean saltwater intrusion due to decreased freshwater pressure is well underway, and once an aquifer salts out, it’s useless to humans. Forever. The City of Savannah water department has quietly, but ominously, moved to a “blend” of groundwater and treated river water for residential customers, while the paper plant continues to have unfettered free use of the aquifer itself. A profligate heir to Georgia’s callousness toward natural resources is the Georgia Power nuclear facility just up the Savannah River, Plant Vogtle. The problem is not only the fact that the new upgrade to Plant Vogtle is a rip-off to ratepayers — special legislation allowed Georgia Power to recoup construction costs up front, out of our pockets. Another problem is that nuclear plants need massive amounts of freshwater to cool their reactors, in this case river water which will be increasingly important for household use in the wake of the great primordial aquifer die-off. And make no mistake, the aquifers are dying. A new U.S. Geological Survey report shows the Floridan Aquifer has receded as much as 18 feet in some areas, due to increased pumping and low rainfall. Other aquifers are at least as bad: 22 feet lost in the

Claiborne Aquifer, 17 in the Cretaceous, and a whopping 30 feet in the Clayton Aquifer. Meanwhile, a new gold rush in north Georgia is again stressing water resources: Fracking. Heralded as the main reason for the resurgence in the U.S. energy sector, fracking also uses a crap ton of water — indeed, huge amounts of water are what causes the shale fracturing inherent in the name. Fracking in the U.S. already uses the same amount of water as two major metro areas, a stat which will only get worse before it gets better, given fracking’s relative newness. The common thread is this: All these industries — whether gold, paper, or energy — never seem to pay the price for profligacy. Free resources are as free to them as to us, but they use so much more of it on a daily basis, and are only rarely held accountable. But there’s another free resource that really is unlimited in supply. On a clear day, it literally stares us in the face. You’d think solar energy would be a part of Georgia’s collective energy plan moving forward. You’d think wrong. As detailed by Chrystal Arboleda Lopez’s excellent debut for us in this issue, Georgia Power’s 20-year “Integrated Resource Plan” seems to have little integration, and indeed maybe isn’t much of a plan. There’s virtually no mention of solar energy in it. While certainly it’s good news that 15 coal-fired plants will be shut down, many will just be replaced by natural gas facilities fueled in large part by fracking. In the 20 years covered by Georgia Power’s plan, a whole new generation of Georgians will be born and grow to voting age. Maybe those new voters will finally be able to vote out industry-favoring members of the Georgia Public Service Commission. Maybe they’ll replace them with members who’ll force industries to pay a fair price for the resources they use up in such great quantity. And maybe, just maybe, even force them to plan more responsibly for the future — if it’s not too late by then. cs

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A ride in a sweatshop on wheels Oh, how we struggle with our love/hate relationship with cheap stuff. We knit our brows over children toiling away in faraway places like Saipan and China, but we can’t help but help ourselves to six-dollar Old Navy t-shirts and 50 percent off tube socks at Sam’s. We shake our heads when we learn Wal-Mart paid Tom Cruise, Kelly Clarkson and other smiling A-list celebs top dollar to sing its praises at its shareholders’ meeting last week as it repeatedly ignores employee demands for safer working environments and better wages. But then — oh look! Double roll toilet paper and 10 Taylor Swift spiral notebooks for a dollar! Many of us live on incomes that require thrifty shopping, and even the most mindful among us must often lock our consciences in the closet with our Target towels. We put our hands over our ears and chant “lalalalala” when we hear about Honduran maquiladores forced to work for pennies making our fancy sneakers. Even the recent horrific collapse of a factory in Bangladesh that killed 1,129 workers doesn’t keep us from snatching up the cute GAP shorts made by those same humans. But would our outrage inflate if we knew the same kind of unregulated safety conditions and appallingly low compensation are happening in our own backyards? The Port of Savannah is the fourth busiest in the country, but you already knew that. Its $16 billion-a-year industry employs hundreds of thousands, who make sure the goodies that sail into our harbor are distributed where they need to go. Some of those folks earn a decent living. A few even pilot their own Gulfstream jets. But the port truckers — the 2,000 or so people who drive all those Faded Glory jeans and Fuji cameras and IKEA gruntals from the ships to shoppers — don’t share much of the pie at all. I took a ride with port trucker Carol Cauley last week to find out more about their plight.

Port truckers like Carol Cauley work 16 hours a day with no overtime.

A single mom with a wedge haircut and wraparound sunglasses, Carol looks more like she belongs cheering on the sidelines of a soccer field than driving a big rig. “Three points on the truck at all times,” she reminds me, directing my hands and feet as I climb aboard less like Ali MacGraw in Convoy than a rejected extra from Bob the Builder. Carol swings in the cab like the pro she is: She’s been driving a truck on and off for eight years for C&G Trucking out of Chicago, one of the 150 trucking companies who do business inside the port. But in spite of her experience, she’s making less and less money. “This is definitely a hustle,” she sighs, gracefully swinging the 18-wheeler down Dean Forest Road near the port gates. “Cost of gas is going up, cost of food is going up. The only thing not going up is our rates.” As an independent contractor, Carol can earn up to $78 for a roundtrip run that takes her inside the port, where she picks up a shipping container, then back outside to one of several warehouses along the Savannah River. Depending on how much work there is, she can do this three or four times a day, which can take up to 16 hours as she waits in long loading lines. Surrounded by A/C and a radio,

this might seem like a pretty good gig. Except that she has an endless list of payouts: Gas (you grousing that minivan is expensive to fill? Try a 100-gallon tank times $3.50 a gallon.) Monthly truck loan payments. Vehicle maintenance and repairs. Insurance. Tires (all 18 of them!) She also has to pay for her company phone. Carol, like other port truckers, may gross $60,000 a year but nets less than $22,000 — the poverty line for a family of four. She and most of her fellow drivers skip health insurance and dental visits. As more trucking companies come to Savannah to compete for business, management continues to undercut their fees, passing on the nickel-and-diming to their drivers. “We’re responsible for every little expense,” she sighs. “We can’t even afford to buy the stuff we’re hauling around every day. Guys are having strokes in their trucks stressing out about it.” Here’s the injustice: While the port truckers are considered “individual small business owners,” the companies they drive for maintain complete control over them: They’re not allowed to drive for anyone else and must clock in and out, just like employees protected under U.S. labor laws. Yet it remains awfully convenient to call them otherwise.

Ben Speight calls this an “intentional misclassification” that allows trucking companies to avoid providing basic benefits or overtime — and he intends to help Carol and her fellow truckers fix it. Speight is the organizing director of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 728 and has helped establish Stand Up for Savannah, a coalition of port truckers, labor activists and Savannah citizens. Their aim is a place at the Port of Savannah feasting table with the longshoremen, the stevedores, the tugboat captains and the mechanics who are guaranteed a certain standard of living through their unions. Yes, the truckers want a union. That may conjure up mouthbreathers making six figures a year stapling upholstery on Chryslers, but whatever you think, unions are still the reason we get a day off and don’t have to breathe asbestos at work. Don’t the truckers deserve the same as their other port brethren? “The port drivers are essentially sharecroppers on wheels,” explains Speight. “They’re made to sign strict contracts. They get paid by the load no matter how long they wait in line. Some have to sign lease agreements

and they don’t even own the trucks. If they violate a rule, they’re fired. “If that’s not an employer/employee relationship, there is none.” Carol and her fellow organizers — including trucking veterans John E. Jackson, Jim Myrick and Teamster Jerome Irwin — met with Speight, local leaders and 300 other port truckers at the Coastal Georgia Center on June 1. Together they represent a lot of power: Should they ever decide to idle their engines, the port would come to a standstill. Since the trucking industry was deregulated in 1980, port drivers everywhere have dealt with everworsening conditions that keep them poor, overworking and unprotected. Author and former trucker Dr. Michael Belzer explored this in his 2000 book Sweatshops on Wheels. The recent 46-page Big Rig study sponsored by the National Employment Law Project and the Change to Win Foundation documents third-world industrial abominations, including increased respiratory distress from steeping in diesel fumes all day. Yet repeated attempts to unionize port truckers over the last 30 years have failed. In fact, the last time

Savannah’s container haulers met to discuss unsatisfactory conditions and compensation, the Federal Trade Commission sent out subpoenas and accused them of “anti-trust activity.” But anyone who’s heard of Jimmy Hoffa knows the Teamsters aren’t the submissive types. Organization efforts at the Port of Savannah parallel those in Seattle, New Jersey and especially Los Angeles, where port truckers have filed a lawsuit against Harbor Express, Inc., one of the largest trucking companies in California. “This is an across-the-board push,” says Speight. “These drivers are the invisible muscle of the port. They deserve equality and social justice. This is about fundamental human rights.” He points out that while we all love economic development, the truckers’ sharecropper structure only depresses the local economy. As Gov. Nathan Deal and Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed laud the economic delights of a deeper port (with Georgia taxpayers hauling the $652 million-and-growing tab that the Obama administration has kicked to the curb), you can add port truckers to the long list of Savannahians who will see little if any

benefit from the increased profits. (Speaking of SHEP, last month in South Carolina, environmental groups settled their lawsuits against the Georgia Ports Authority and the Army Corps of Engineers in exchange for $33.5 million in protective measures for the river and surrounding wetlands — as long as the Corps can provide proof that the Speece cones slated to reoxygenate the river will actually work. There currently is no such proof, as the technology has never been used on a river system of this scale. Sure, there will be tests — after dredging has already begun in the outer harbor. Anyone else call that Insane Troll Logic?) Dropping me off at the Circle K on her way to pick up another load of what might be tile for Home Depot or plastic water guns for Dollar General, Carol shrugs when I ask if she’s afraid that she’ll lose her job over speaking out about unfair working conditions. “I’m doing this for my kids, for future generations of truckers,” she says. “It’s bad now, and it will only get worse. I have to take a stand.” As I pick my way through the gas station trying to avoid being flattened by a semi, I catch myself thinking about all the things I need to buy, like next year’s school uniforms and one of those magic stretchy hoses for the garden and holy humid hell, some freakin’ ice cube trays. It occurs to me that Carol might have trucked any of those items. Before that, they were packed on a ship halfway around the world after being made in a cramped factory by people whose names I’ll never know. It makes them seem far more valuable than the plasticky crap they ultimately are. cs

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Here comes the sun. Or maybe not. By Chrystal Arboleda Lopez

With carbon dioxide levels rising, can we harness the power of the sun before the sound of our future is “Burn, baby, burn?” There’s a ray of hope in renewable energy with solar power on the rise. But Georgia Power’s 2013 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) doesn’t seem to be giving the sun as much time to shine as local citizens think it deserves. In last week’s meeting at the Coastal Georgia Center, Public Service Commissioner Tim G. Echols stopped by to hear the public’s opinion on Georgia Power’s 20 year IRP, which will be voted on in July. Picturing myself in 20 years is hard enough. Taking that picture and putting it on the scale of, oh I don’t know, Georgia’s future of cleaner and cheaper energy, well... I’ll personally need more power to fuel that thought. But the meeting, organized by the Sierra Club, had enough information and public opinion to showcase just how many people are charged up about Georgia Power’s long-term plans for renewable energy. Seth Gunning, head of Georgia

Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign, started off the meeting: “Both the Public Service Commission and Georgia Power and many of the interveners who have been involved in this case this year have stated, and have been sort of emphatic, that this is the most important Integrated Resource Plan that we’ve seen in a really long time.” Why is it so important? Times are a changin’ — that’s why. Clean energy is at a crucial transition period and we need to keep our power suppliers in check to make sure that they are investing in the best options. “Across the country utilities are spending, are getting ready to, or are in the midst of spending hundreds of

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which projects would move forward on installation and commercial operation. Local solar advocate Claudia Collier was the first to approach the mic about this issue: “If Georgia Power already has more people and businesses asking to fulfill the increased capacity of solar they will purchase for 2013, that they had to resort to a lottery to choose who they would buy these kilowatts from, doesn’t this show that Georgia Power should already be planning increases of solar to their 20-year plan to meet our future needs?” Collier asked. The counter argument is that building solar power plants would be too expensive to provide without starting off with sky-high rates — something most consumers find unappealing. (When I heard this, I could only


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renewable energy.” Many citizens are taking matter into their own hands and installing it on their roof. While solar power may be pricey right now, there is a growing trend of private residences hiring contractors to install solar power panels in their home. Major commercial brands, including Purina, Ikea and Walmart have built solar powered structures in Georgia. “Well look, if you have big box stores like Walmart doing this and others follow their lead, I think we’re going to continue to see decreased demand (from Georgia Power),” said Echols. So why is Georgia Power’s 20-year plan including purchasing and importing wind power from Oklahoma but not focused on developing solar power in this state? As I flipped through the five D-ring binders that were thousands of pages long I noticed a word repeated in most financial charts — “redacted”. With so much withheld information I can only wonder: Could Georgia Power be focused on getting better rates rather than giving better rates for cleaner energy to its own consumers? Collier closed her statement by warning Georgia Power that “one way or another people will become more self-sufficient, making our own electricity with technological breakthroughs that are just over the horizon. And this is our energy future. Georgia Power can either accept this or they can fight us every inch of the way.” Every solar-paneled inch of the way. cs

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think about my father telling me that there is no price to be put on your health or your life.) But Tybee Island Council Representative Paul Wolff provided a different perspective to providing solar: “If you truly want to take care of poor people, loan them money or let people purchase these solar panels and encourage distributed energy and let them pay you back with their savings off their electric bills,” he said. This idea is already being used by 16 other states. Why not Georgia? Could it be because Georgia Power has a monopoly on the state? At this point in the meeting, political parties and agendas were starting to build on the conversation. The focus shifted from the IRP to questioning the amount of authority Georgia Power has on the issue — down to corporate power instead of power resource. Roy Lynch, a local environmental activist, transitioned the meeting back on topic: “We used to have a voracious jackass in charge of the Georgia Legislature and they ate out of all the citizen’s pockets. And that jackass was the Democratic institution of the political line of Georgia Power,” Lynch said. “We now have a 100,000 pound voracious [Republican] elephant doing the same thing. And it’s not about the color of one’s skin, it’s not about the label of one’s party. It’s about green. And it’s always been about green.” Commissioner Echols said that “people are building more energy efficient homes and people are conserving more. We do have better heat pumps out there that are more energy efficient. So you’re seeing a decreased demand. You’re also seeing more

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Thursday, as the temperatures were expected to hit the 90s, my husband asked how far I was going to run. “30ish is the goal.” “Seriously? And this is fun for you?” Not “fun” necessarily. And I wouldn’t default to obsessive either although the time, energy, and resources may suggest otherwise. I would say that the desire to be a part of the ultra running community is, for us in it, intrinsic. As I mentioned in the inaugural More than Miles article, many of my cohorts and I are referred to in mental institutions as “ultra runners”. Marathons (and sometimes even 50ks) are considered “training runs” and races usually cover distances greater than that from Richmond Hill to Forsyth Park – round trip. We aren’t happy with flat courses and mild weathered days. No, we need 8,000 feet of elevation change, treacherous switchbacks, dark trails, and humid southern summer scorcher conditions. If we can get that all at one time, so much the better! Ultra running is a fairly new interest in Savannah. Once the running community began to congeal around the Savannah Rock ‘n Roll marathon, folks went to the internet to discover training tips, meet other runners, and research events. I was one of those folks. Tim Waz was who I found. Tim, the owner and race director of Lowcountry Ultras, has the uncanny gift of making every person in the room feel like the cool kid. A runner nearly his whole life, Tim focused on the shorter, faster races. When his times began to slow in his 30’s, he looked at other challenges. “Four years ago, I decided to try my first 50K on very little training and knowledge of the sport of Ultra Running. Four and a half hours later I was hooked! The runners were unlike any I had come across before; open to sharing their training plans,

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experiences and any other information you could ever want.” I ‘d only recently heard of ultra running and I was interested to see what it looked like. The opportunity to volunteer for one of Lowcountry Ultras signature races, The Cremator 50 Mile Endurance Race, seemed perfect for that. Fifteen hours of watching hearts and souls do what I never would have considered before as possible shifted an entire portion of my thinking. I realize that there are longer, harder, hotter races — now. Then, I didn’t. And it still doesn’t matter. That’s the beauty of Ultra running and the community that surrounds it. What matters — what must matter — is the now. This day, this run, this moment. Not another runner, not another race, not another set of circumstances. Right now. “Staying motivated and focused is hard,” admits Tim. “Trying to keep it light and fun is key!” The Ultra community does “light and fun” pretty well. The air of competition has an interesting aroma. It is not that leave it all on the battlefield push to overcome your opponent that I am used to coming from a high school football, “SEC or Die” background. It isn’t even the same as the charge felt at runs that focus on the shorter and the faster. Interestingly enough, the closest likeness I’ve been able to establish is childbirth. I’ve been amazingly blessed to have brought forth four beautiful children under my own strength and sheer will. Lightning quick to

never-endingly long, overwhelming pain to a walk in the park, complete comfort to agonizing fear; each had their own characteristics, but that didn’t matter. I couldn’t put it off. I couldn’t punk out. I couldn’t have someone else do it for me. I either did it or I didn’t – there was nothing else. Such is the heart of Ultra Running. Oh don’t get me wrong. There is much smack talking and goading leading up to races. We compare past experiences and secretly hope to do better or place higher. But the mood is more that of a penny poker game on a Thursday or an nostalgic game of quarters with old friends. You see, after being that long with yourself, hurting, failing, trying, succeeding, failing again and watching those around you go through the same, the main thing is no longer the race, but the run. Your contention turns to sympathy and then to empathy. That kind of hurt and happy is known to you. You want none of the former and all of the latter for the feet of your fellows. “For me, the larger ‘hurt’ factor during an Ultra is when my body is physically ready for a race but my mind is mentally not in it. In that case there is almost nothing you can do other than take a break, rub some dirt on your soul and hope that your mind can come around,” says Tim. “The greatest joy is the personal affirmation after finishing each run, that I’ve just laid it all out on the line with the focus of improving myself on my next run. That and the friendships.” cs

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Savannah loves to launch the summer every year by doing — what else? — enjoying the air-conditioning in the Civic Center and the delectable tastes of the annual Savannah Asian Festival. Put on by the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs, the free event is this Saturday at the Civic Center from 11a.m.– 5p.m. While the cuisine vendors offer food ranging from India to the Philippines, entertainment happens throughout the day. Like last year, the Asian Festival will be hosted by reality star chef, host, and restaurateur, Orchid Paulmeier, Food Network Star finalist and owner of One Hot Mama’s on Hilton Head. Popular returning acts include live stage performances by Lee’s Taekwondo, Namaste Savannah, Sanggar Lestari Indonesian Performing Group and of course the Matsuriza Taiko Drummers. A few new touches this year are the chair-stacking Flying Dragon Acrobats — they go nearly 30 feet in the air above the stage — and Vida Vongsay & Team Lion Dancers. In addition to the mainstage entertainment, there will be martial arts demonstrations, children’s workshops and — wait for it! — a Middle Eastern tea workshop.

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Benefiting the Priceless Gifts Campaign, Tybee’s Mayor Motorcade, and all the church’s of Tybee Island. Sanggar Lestari Indonesian Performing Group The group Namaste Savannah will teach you how to play an East Asian board game called Carrom. Molly Lieberman from Loop It Up Savannah will = lead a kids workshop about Asian flag-making. cs

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Hot enough for you? The Central Precinct of the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department had to start “working from other offices and their vehicles for the next two weeks as the air conditioning system of the Bull Street office is repaired,” a police spokesman says.

Capt. DeVonn Adams, commander of the precinct, says he “sent clerical staff home and detectives to different precincts this past Friday after temperatures reached the mid-90s in the building at 1512 Bull Street.” The air conditioning unit failed Thursday. “Basically, most of our work is done from vehicles, so service to the precinct will not be affected,” Adams said. “It will be an inconvenience to officers and office staff but we are working to minimize the effect on

the public. But we could not jeopardize the health of the employees by remaining in the building.” • Two additional associates of suspected burglar Terah Kamel Jones were arrested and charged in a widespread burglary investigation. Jones, 23, was arrested by officers of the U.S. Marshal’s Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and Central Precinct detectives on Newell Street this past Wednesday night. Jones had been sought on two burglary charges and parole violation charges and was wanted for questioning on at least nine other burglaries. He also has been charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and is being questioned on offenses in other municipalities. Arrested with him was Robert Jamal Benton, 29, on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and a parole violation. Later Wednesday evening, Central Precinct officers arrested Teco

Tujuara Jones, 40, mother of Terah Jones. She was taken into custody on the 100 block of Montgomery Street. Another suspect, Mark Anthony Smalls Jr., 21., turned himself in to police a few days later on a probation violation charge. He was arrested May 13 for the April 30 burglary of a house on Beckman Avenue. • Two men and a woman were charged in two Saturday shootings in west Chatham. Zhaejuan A. Johnson, 17, and Kassandra Diane Perryman, 29, were arrested after a robbery and shooting on Fenwick Village Drive Saturday afternoon. Victor Myron Baker, 51, was charged in a shooting on Larchmont Court Saturday evening. Johnson was charged with armed robbery and possession of a firearm in commission of a crime after he was shot in a struggle with Michael Perryman, 28, at Perryman’s apartment.

Kassandra Perryman was charged with armed robbery. Detectives said Michael Perryman was in his apartment when Johnson arrived about 1 p.m., and attempted to rob him. The two struggled over the gun which discharged, striking Johnson on the side of his head. Kassandra Johnson was charged with setting her husband up for the robbery. Baker was charged with reckless conduct after Donnie Reed Cantrell, 45, was shot in the foot just before 10 p.m. The two next-door neighbors had argued several times during the day before Cantrell went to Baker’s residence for a third time to continue the discussion. Baker produced a weapon and fired it twice into the ground and struck Cantrell’s foot. cs Give anonymous crime tips to Crimestoppers at 234-2020

After working out recently I was gloating about how hard I’d pushed myself and that I “bullied some iron.” That got me thinking: Could the energy expended in gyms be harnessed? Couldn’t we collect the energy exerted on treadmills, rowing machines, and weights to power the place? For that matter, couldn’t we harness the energy from all the gyms in the vicinity to power the town? —Lee Armour, Glasgow Sure, Lee, we could do that. The only trouble is, as with so much first-world thinking, we’d be accelerating the heat death of the universe. Let me illustrate. I have here a paper entitled “Harnessing Human Power for Alternative Energy in Fitness Facilities: A Case Study,” evidently prepared by three UC Berkeley undergraduates for a 2010 sustainability conference. This idealistic trio had the same thought as you, Lee: if we could harness the energy expended in a gym, in this case on the 28 elliptical exercise machines at the Berkeley campus’s Recreational Sports Facility (RSF), we could make this a better world. This proved to be problematic, as the following statistics from the paper suggest: 1. Estimated capturable energy from abovementioned elliptical machines per year: 10,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh). 2. Average annual energy consumption at RSF: 1.6 million kilowatt-hours. 3. Item 1 as a percentage of item 3: 0.6 percent. 4. Estimated value of captured electricity per year: $1,000. 5. Cost to retrofit elliptical machines with energy-harnessing devices: $20,000. 6. Payback period for above retrofitting investment: 20 years. 7. True payback period, discounting for cost of funds: more than 30 years. 8. Expected service life of elliptical machines: six to seven years. Conclusion: trying to capture work-

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out energy makes no economic sense. Others looking into this question have come up with equally discouraging results. In a 2011 IEEE Spectrum article entitled “Turning Sweat into Watts,” Tom Gibson points out that powering one average American home for a year would require 4,600 people to each pedal a properly-equipped exercise bike for 24 hours straight. Powering the entire U.S. for a year would require everyone on earth to pedal nonstop for seven and a half months. The Berkeley authors spin this unpromising fact set as best they can. “Many of the recreational facilities that have retrofitted exercise equipment to harness human power have claimed to do so not for economic benefits but for social ones,” they write. “Demonstrating that people can accomplish something while taking time off their schedule to stay fit has made many patrons happy.” In other words, the point isn’t to actually achieve anything tangible, but to make our fellow one-percenters (in global terms) feel good. Isn’t that a bit silly? Of course. But if we stop there we haven’t fully grasped the nature of the problem. Not to go all environmentalist on you, but working out is inherently energy-intensive, typical of how we do things in the developed world. We consume more food energy than we need, burn off the excess calories via exercise, then discard the work thus produced (iron bullied, treadmills trod, etc). Sure, we can try to capture some of that wasted work, but even if we ignore the practical problems encountered by the Berkeley authors, the second law of thermodynamics tells us these efforts are inevitably doomed—however many watts we can recover from that exercisebike-driven generator, the food energy we had to consume in the first place is always more. In short, by the mere act of working out, we’re burning through resources faster, increasing entropy, and hastening the universe’s demise. You’re now thinking: I shouldn’t exercise at all. I should just stay in bed. Nah. Eventually the cosmos will sputter out regardless; no reason we shouldn’t dissipate some energy getting buff till it does. However, we don’t want to be frivolous about it. For example, rather than hooking up a generator to an exercise bike—a wasteful proposition any way you look at it—it’d be better to ride a bike to work, thereby killing two birds (exercising, commuting) with one stone. CS


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news of the weird Very Personal Hygiene Orestes De La Paz’s exhibit at the Frost Art Museum in Miami in May recalled Chuck Palahniuk’s novel and film “Fight Club,” in which lead character Tyler Durden’s principal income source was making upscale soap using discarded liposuctioned fat fetched from the garbage of cosmetic surgeons (thus closing the loop of fat from rich ladies recycled back to rich ladies). De La Paz told his mentor at Florida International University that he wanted only to display his own liposuctioned fat provocatively, but decided to make soap when he realized that the fat would otherwise quickly rot. Some visitors to the exhibit were able to wash their hands with the engineered soap, which De La Paz offered for sale at $1,000 a bar.

The Entrepreneurial Spirit • As recently as mid-May, people with disabilities had been earning hefty black-market fees by taking strangers into Disneyland and Disney World using the parks’ own liberal “disability” passes (which allow for up to five relatives or guests at a time to accompany the disabled person in skipping the sometimes-hours-long lines and having immediate access to the rides). The pass-holding “guide,” according to NBC’s “Today” show, could charge as much as $200 through advertising on CraigsList and via word-of-mouth to some travel agents. Following reports in the New York Post and other outlets, Disney was said in late May to be

warning disabled permit-holders not to Sun-Sentinel found one woman being abuse the privilege. begged to sign up while she was still • After setting out to create a proteccrying out for her dog that remained tive garment for mixed martial arts trapped in the blaze. fighters, Jeremiah Raber of High Ridge, Unconventional Treatments Mo., realized that his “groin protection device” could also help police, • Researchers writing recently in the athletes and military contractors. journal PLoS ONE disclosed that they Armored Nutshellz underwear, now had found certain types of dirt that selling for $125 each, has contain antimicrobial multiple layers of Kevlar agents capable of killing plus another fabric called E. coli and the antibiDyneema, which Raber otic-resistant MRSA. said can “resist” multiple According to the article, Summer is shots from 9 mm and medical “texts” back to officially .22-caliber handguns. He 3000 B.C. mentioned here said the Army will be testclays that, when rubbed y’all ing Nutshellz in August, on wounds, reduce hoping it can reduce the inflammation and pain. number of servicemen • Researchers writing who come home with devin May in the journal astating groin injuries. Pediatrics found that • “Ambulance-chasing” some infants whose lawyers are less the cliche parents regularly sucked than they formerly were their babies’ pacifiers because of bar association to clean them (rather crackdowns, but fire truckthan rinsing or boiling chasing contractors and them) developed fewer “public adjusters” are still allergies and cases of a problem -- at least in Florida, where asthma. (On the other hand, parentalthe state Supreme Court tossed out a cleansing might make other maladies “48-hour” time- out rule that would more likely, such as tooth decay.) have given casualty victims space to Leading Economic Indicators reflect on their losses before being overwhelmed by home-restoration Archeologists discovered in May salesmen. Consequently, as firefighters that a construction company had bulltold the South Florida Sun-Sentinel in dozed 2,300-year-old Mayan ruins May, the contractors are usually “right in northern Belize -- simply to mine behind” them on the scene, pestering the rocks for road fill to build a highanxious or grief-stricken victims. The way. A researcher said it could hardly

have been an accident, for the ruins were 100 feet high in an otherwise flat landscape, and a Tulane University anthropologist estimated that Mayan ruins are being mined for road fill an average of once a day in their ancient habitats. Said another, “(T)o realize” that Mayans created these structures using only stone tools and then “carried these materials on their heads” to build them -- and then that bulldozers can almost instantly destroy them -- is “mind-boggling.”

Fine Points of Law A woman in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood reported to a local news blog in May that she had seen (and her husband briefly conversed with) a man who was operating a “drone” from a sidewalk, guiding the noisy device to a point just outside a third-floor window in a private home. The pilot said he was “doing research” and, perhaps protected by a 1946 U.S. Supreme Court decision, asserted that he was not violating anyone’s privacy because he, himself, was on a public sidewalk while the drone was in public airspace. The couple called for a police officer, but by the time one arrived, the pilot and his drone had departed, according to a report on the Capitol Hill Seattle blog. cs



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Kylesa’s back in shades of Ultraviolet Kylesa returns to Savannah June 22 — a hometown show smack in the middle of the band’s seemingly endless world tour. The Jinx stop will be the band’s first in the wake of full-length number 5, Ultraviolet, which represents yet another giant step — a growth spurt — in Kylesa’s unstoppable march to the thorny peak of innovative metal. Not that it was all thought out, singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer Phillip Cope says. “I wasn’t really thinking that way that much, honestly,” he explains. “We just kind of write what comes out. At this point, we don’t worry about exactly where it’s supposed to fit in. We try to keep our fans in mind; we don’t want to do anything that’s too out there, and alienate people that have supported us for years. But at the same time, we’ve been a band long enough to know that it’s just good for us to trust our guts.” Ultraviolet features more of the layered keyboards — and Cope’s eerie theremin — found on the last album, 2010’s acclaimed Spiral Shadow. And Laura Pleasants, the band’s other singing, songwriting guitar player, has considerably more vocals than ever before. “This album kind of came together differently than what was done in the past,” says Pleasants. “We weren’t all in the same place at the same time very much. I had my songs, Phillip had his songs, Eric (Hernandez) wrote a couple songs, and then we combined efforts on a few things. So I already had my vocals worked out for the stuff I wrote. “Wearing so many hats, Phillip

playing in bands, or booking or doing label stuff. “So it was cool, but at the same time it was like ‘Does it really need to be pointed out in 2013?’” The June 22 show also features Blood Ceremony, White Hills and Lazer/Wulf. Tickets for the 11 p.m. event are $12 at the Jinx.

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Singer/guitarists Phillip Cope and Laura Pleasants are the founding members of Savannah’s Kylesa. Carl McGinley has been drumming in the band since 2006.

was kind of directing this whole thing and producing it. He was doing more keyboards and he seemed more interested in working with his theremin and that kind of stuff than doing vocals. It was almost like trying to ease him up on the workload. He was like ‘Hey, if you want to take a shot at any of this material vocally, go for it, because I don’t have anything.’ And I said ‘Oh, OK! That’s cool. Sure.’ It just came together really easily. I threw my ideas down and it seemed to work.” Savannah bassist Chase Rudeseal (Crazy Bag Lady) is new to the band, joining founding members Cope and Pleasants, and drummers Hernandez and Carl McGinley. Despite its sludge-metal roots and brutal twin drumming, Kylesa has become world-renowned for the gauzy, atmospheric layers in its music. There are prominent keyboards and other subtle sonic touches on Ultraviolet. There is, however, a line Cope doesn’t believe in crossing. “It’s hard to say what that line would be,” he explains. “I would have to be in the midst of writing an

album … I think I would just know ‘OK, that’s taking something too far.’ I would have to hear what that is before I could make that decision.” With regard to the future, he confesses to not having much of a master plan. “I have no idea until we start doing it.” Adds Pleasants: “Our fans are what’s really important. The critics matter to a certain degree, but really our fans matter more. And we’ve gotten the best fan response from this record that I can ever remember.” Last August, Pleasants appeared on a Decibel magazine cover, for a story called “Women in Metal.” She happens to be one of the few American women to front a hardcore metal band, and her contributions to Kylesa’s music — regardless of her sex — are paramount to the group’s innovative success. “I kinda had mixed feelings doing it,” Pleasants explains. “But I knew it was a response to what Revolver does — they do this ‘Hottest Chicks in Metal’ issue. And this wasn’t that; it was more of a celebration of just women in metal. Whether they’re

• The Savannah Stopover gang (aka Music File Productions) is at it again, putting up a couple of summer shows designed to grab your eye and ear. The ‘80s Britpop band Modern English (which outlived its gauzy compatriots like the Psychedelic Furs, Spandau Ballet and and Simple Minds) plays Dollhouse Productions Aug. 28. If the name doesn’t register, sing the lines “I’ll stop the world and melt with you” and this band will come squarely into the focus of memory. There’ll be an ‘80s-themed dance party following, by golly, and $15 advance tickets are on sale through Showclix. In the meantime, Brooklyn duo Widowspeak plays a free Sparetime show July 8, followed by Stopover delights Ponderosa and Yip Deceiver at the Jinx July 12. Music File promises there’s more to come, which can only be a good thing. Keep it here. • Our friends at Safe//Sound Productions also have news: A cool trio of summer shows at Ashmore Gallery. June 28, it’s Rivals, Blackrune and Hallucinex (the latter two are releasing a cassette with Furious Hooves). The July 5 “Cape Fear” dance party will feature Atlanta techno artist Moon B, and “Swinger’s Night” (July 12) gives us performances by Florida’s Saskatchewan and the Cretin Girls, with our own Sauna Heat opening. CS


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This weekend’s Savannah Summer Solstice Festival is very much like your cross-America jam band fests — loads of music jammed into three days, of varying styles on several stages, with all the amenities including primitive camping, should that be where one’s inclinations lie. The Robertsons believe it’s Savannah’s first such festival. It’s at the 200-acre Red Gate Farms, an RV/camping facility on the west side of town. Local restaurants will have groovy grub for sale, and the event also includes multiple art, culture and info vendors on-site. As for the tuneage, a good many of these artists — most are local, although some aren’t — proved themselves audience favorites at one time or another at the good old Live Wire Music Hall. You want to talk about the DIY ethos? Zach Deputy does everything himself. He’s a bearded barrelhouse of a one-man band, in every sense you can imagine. The Savannah native was a beat-boxing youngster, fascinated by hip hop and also obsessed with calypso and island music (his mother comes from St. Croix in the Virgin Islands), rhythm ‘n’ blues and rock ‘n’ roll. Growing up in Bluffton, he was the 17-year-old “token white kid” in the long-lived R&B group These Guys, which still performs regularly up Hilton Head way. The thing is, Zach Deputy has a four-octave vocal range. And he can play just about any instrument. And that’s what he does — through a mountain of onstage looping machines and processors, he plays — and sings — everything you hear. Judging by his esteemed status at jam band festivals over the last seven or eight years, he’s more fun that a lot of full bands we could name. “Early on, I had no intention of being a loop artist,” Deputy tells Connect. “It was something I was doing on the side. But over the course of time, I found that the things I was trying to achieve, I was able to communicate as well as I was able to just do it through the loop machine. “I still thought that eventually I was going to have a band. But it was more like the people spoke than anything. My following for my loop machine show just increased.” Like guitarist Keller Williams, or punk player Jay Vance (the creator of Captured! By Robots), Deputy finds freedom in working without other musicians. “When you start doing some of the Latin stuff, the bass lines are kinda backwards to American music,” he explains. “I love playing bass. I love seeing the whole spectrum of what all’s going on in a song. And so I understand it. But explain that to a bass player; it’s really hard for them if all their fundamentals are in American music. “So it’s hard to find people that have the same kind of feel or vision for music that you do, when your vision is not narrow. It’s very broad. And I’ve always had a very broad vision of music, due to my upbringing and where I’m from.” He does enjoy “doing the band thing,” he says, and has plans to delve further into that world in the near future. “But when you’re solo, you don’t have to think about anything. You get this feeling like ‘Oh, I want to go here’ and then you just go there. You don’t signal it.” He can switch up the rhythms, change keys, beef the aura and cue background vocals, all without taking his hands off the guitar. Connect: It’s like being a singing drummer, isn’t it? You’re using both feet, both hands and your brain simultaneously! “The brain is going crazy,” Deputy replies with a chuckle. “For me, I get in a zone. Everybody has their zone, and some people are really good at doing one thing. Some people can do one thing better than I can do, because I work better in the medium of the more I do, the more pocket I get, it calms me down. I have more tunnel vision when I’m over-challenged.”

Larry Mitchell Band

At 1 p.m. Sunday A former session and tour player, Mitchell is an insanely good guitarist who’s more interested in putting across tones and emotions, as opposed to simply shredding — which he can do, too. He’s appeared in Savannah before (at the Live Wire Music Hall, in fact) with a drummer and bassist, for the full Experience (get it?) The winner of 25 New Mexico Music Awards, Larry won a Grammy in 2007 for production work on Native American artist Johnny Whitehorse’s album Totemic Flute Chants. He’s released six solo albums encompassing everything from world music and Native American Contemporary and/or Traditional to rap, rock and children’s music. “I like to play for people and get their reaction to it,” he’s said. “I like to hear people laugh, smile, cry, whatever. If they enjoy it, then that’s great. If they don’t enjoy it, I understand that. Music is a personal choice, so I don’t expect everyone to like it. I just hope I can reach a lot of different people.”

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As time marches on, so does the music of the Royal Noise. While rooted in jazz fusion and instrumental R&B, the band has re-created itself into a lean and sinewy funk machine, harder and heavier than they were the last time you caught them live. With the just-released second album, Unbreakable, the Noisemakers give up 11 tracks of electrifying electric funk, songs written (and/or co-written by) sax player Mike LaBombard and guitarist Johan Harvey. LaBombard, who also plays keyboards, wrote all the synthesizer arrangements for Unbreakable. Recorded by Shane Baldwin at Savannah’s Elevated Basement Studios, it’s a percolating thrill ride of a record. “When we dropped our first album, we were already kind of evolving well past it,” says Harvey, the band’s founder, an exceptionally versatile guitar player. “The first album has a very jazz fusion sound, and we were already evolving into a much heavier frame of mind.” Unbreakable was cut last fall and winter. “We’re already well past that into this kind of swirly sound,” Harvey adds. “I like to call it retro-future funk. It’s very retro-futuristic, because we’ve started incorporating synths and keyboards, this swirling space sound, these days. It’s just the logical progression of things.” The live experience captures this fulsome quartet in all its daredevil musicianly glory. “Rather than putting this album out and striving to push in that direction, it’s almost more like a footprint of where we

used to be, at the time we were recording it,” he says. “And that rings true for the philosophy of the band: it’s always this ever-being-improvised and moving forward kind of machine. ‘Don’t ever play it the same way twice,’ that’s the test. ‘How can we take the bones of this song and do it differently?’” For LaBombard, that footprint — washed away and redrawn like a beach at high tide — is what puts the swing in the Royal Noise step. “If I had to pick one favorite part of this band,” he explains, “I’d say just the ability to do something on the fly, and the way we approach the tunes: Everyone will latch on to something new and just go with it. We do something one night and then that could become a new part of a song. It’s a constant evolution. We’ll do one little lick one night, and the next night that lick becomes a part of the tune.” LaBombard, drummer Jonathan Proffitt and bassist Darius Shepherd are Savannah residents, while Harvey lives in Pennsylvania. (Rodrigo Pichardo replaced Shepherd, post-recording, on bass). They travel the Interstate constantly and still consider the Royal Noise a Savannah band. “I’m based in Philadelphia, but the band concept is shared between all members,” says Harvey. “We really have become a regional act, because we’ll meet in the middle.” What they have, and the music they create, is worth the inconvenience. “Since the beginning, Jo and I have been able to just know what the other guy’s gonna do, with some strange sixth sense, and play off of that,” LaBombard says. “That’s always been a blast for me.”

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Friday at 6:30 p.m. Along with being one of the sweetest people in Savannah, Lucia Garcia is a multi-talented pianist, singer and composer. As one-eighth of Word of Mouth, she plays rock, rap, fusion and creates all sorts of crossfired hurricanes in between. Electric Grandma is more of a personal project — it’s electronica, written, programmed and played with her fiancé, Matt Duplessie (also a Word of Mouth member). This is swirly and other-wordly music sometimes performed with live bass and drums. (Look for Omingnome, another WOM spinoff, to play at 3:30 Friday afternoon.)

Dark Water Rising

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North Carolina’s Dark Water Rising is a soul/ Americana band with a serious pedigree: The frontwoman is Native American Charly Lowry, who possesses an amazingly powerful voice. In fact, as a college sophomore Lowry was a Season 3 finalist on American Idol. “I really don’t want to ever be content with one sound,” Lowry has said. “I want it to continue to develop and evolve. With the creativity we’re bringing it will continue and be the Dark Water Rising sound. We’ve coined the term or genre for it called Rocky Soul. That seems to be the basis for it if you want to define a sound for the band.”

Les Racquet

At 4:30 p.m. Saturday This eclectic rock ‘n’ roll trio — Patrick Carroll (guitar and lead vocals), Kenny Murphy (bass) and Daniel Malone (drums) — assembled in Brooklyn, but found a second home in Savannah, which they happened to visit en route to SXSW in 2011. Almost immediately, the harmony-rich electric trio became a local favorite (despite not being local). A new album, the Kickstarter-funded White Hail, is available now. (Les Racquet performs at AthFest, in Athens, on June 21, the day before their Solstice appearance.)

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After a full decade in the trenches, with one long, hot summer tour after another, Savannah’s Passafire has developed into one of the most dependably creative independent reggae/rock bands in America. It’s been two years since the appearance of Start From Scratch, the band’s fourth full-length, and as Passafire gets ready to open its seasonal stretch of shows with the Summer Solstice Festival, there’s a brand-new set of tunes in the mixing stage. “We recorded the drums, bass and keyboards at Sonic Ranch in Texas,” reports drummer Nick Kubley, “and the vocals, guitars and other stuff at Ted’s house here in Savannah.” That would be singer/guitarist Ted Bowne, who co-founded Passafire back in the day with Kubley. The drummer’s bassist brother Will came on board three years into the run. Start From Scratch found Passafire exploring new sonic territory, adding synthesizers, the odd harmonica and even banjo to the vocalrich blend, in order to get the positive-vibe message across in colorful new ways. “We try to keep it interesting for ourselves, ‘cause we’re going to be playing it every night,” Kubley laughs. “We just try to keep ourselves entertained, I guess. Having all that stuff in the studio to mess around with definitely helps with that. We figure if we have it available to us, we should try to take advantage of it.” The new album will take this approach even further. A big part of the change in colors, Kubley says, can be traced to Mike DeGuzman, who replaced Adam Willis on keyboards in 2011. “Not to say anything bad about Adam, but Mike is a much, much better player,” he reports. “So that opened doors for us that were previously unavailable. There’s stuff that we play now that we couldn’t have done before Mike joined the band. So musically, it unlocked a lot of stuff for us.” Willis — who remains buds with the band members — simply got sick of the grueling road life. DeGuzman adds jazz and funk elements to the Passafire sound, which has helped elevate the band to godlike status on the jam band circuit. Nick Kubley says he thrives on the life. “After a longer break, I’ll get a little antsy to go back out again,” he admits. “But I like being home, too.” And home, for the foreseeable future, means Savannah. “We have a lot of friends and family all over the place,” Kubley says, “but we’ve always called Savannah home, and it’s been the band’s home base. “Ted and I still live here. And I don’t have any plans on leaving Savannah. I love Savannah. I’d like to stay here as long as I can.” CS


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While more folks are listening to Charles Dickens and Mary Kay Andrews and Bill O’Reilly through their earbuds, Cummings laments that 66 percent of Americans still have never listened to an audiobook. To perk readers’ interest, he has collaborated with Live Oak Public Libraries to showcase the thousands of new and classic titles available — for free — from local libraries. The next session takes place Monday, June 24 at the Bull Street Library. “It’s something I can do at a grassroots level to make people aware of audiobooks,” he says, adding that June is National Audiobook Month. “People don’t realize how easy it is.” Many library titles come in CD and cassette format (not all tape players have disappeared from the world!) as well as in downloadable form via the free app Overdrive. Audiobooks are filed under “e-books” on the LOPL website,, and can be downloaded straight to an iPod or smartphone via Georgia Download Destination. “We have more than 20,000 audiobooks in our collection, many in MP3 format. If you’re taking a long drive this summer, a good audiobook will definitely make the miles fly by,” says Karen Reichardt, LOPL’s director of Technical Services. “We also hear from our customers that they love to listen to audiobooks while exercising, cleaning house, walking the dog, or just relaxing in their favorite easy chair.” LOPL also has students covered with more than 1,500 children’s audiobooks. Yes, hours logged listening to Harry Potter definitely count towards the library’s Summer Reading Program, which offers rewards

like a Barnes & Noble gift cards and entry into a grand prize drawing for a fabulous family getaway in Atlanta. New children’s titles include the comical Crush by Gary Paulsen, the YA Cinderella makeover tale Gorgeous by Paul Rudnick, sci-fi thriller Cydonian Pyramid by Pete Hautman and the spectacularly creepy The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die by April Henry. “We also have many of the classics on audio, which are a great way for students to check off titles on their school reading list,” adds Reichardt. The educational value of audiobooks has also inspired Cummings to keep setting up his table at the library. He cites studies about how jointly listening to and following the pages in a book helps kids learn to read as well as support different kinds of learning styles. “Nothing gives me a greater sense of accomplishment than knowing I have contributed to someone’s education or simply helped them learn something new,” he says in that distinctive radio voice. “People still think they’re for the visually-impaired or learning-disabled, but this really is just a great way to read a book.” cs

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visual arts American, French, and English items from the exhibit; the Duncan Phyfe chair is second from right



There’s something going on in Savannah that has attracted major attention to seating objects. We all understand the utility of chairs and sofas to modern mankind, but the diversity of their design recently on display at The Telfair Museums may be emblematic of the cultural diversity and gracious hospitality that distinguish Savannah itself.

By Paula S. Fogarty

This may explain the relevance of three exhibitions of seating furniture and one live performance about seating. If you missed the stunning exhibition, “The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design,” recently on view on the top floor of the Telfair Academy, which featured a wide variety of American seating designs, from vernacular Shaker to twentieth century commercial classics by Charles and Ray Eames, don’t despair. “Sitting in Savannah,” skillfully curated by Tania Sammons, Senior Curator of Decorative Arts for the Telfair Museums, is the inaugural display of the Telfair’s rich private collection of seating furniture. The objects on display in the Telfair Academy building are from the bequests of Mary Telfair in 1875 and Margaret Gray in 1951 as well as donations and acquisitions over the years. “Sitting in Savannah,” like “The Art of Seating,” establishes that in the twenty-first century, we had all just better accept that fine furniture is indeed really great art, and stop quibbling over the distinctions between “decorative arts,” “crafts,” or, the

“lesser arts.” Partially displayed as individual works of art in the Telfair Academy’s Drawing Room, the seating objects call the viewer into a high society, international dialog opened by the 18th century and carried on through the end of the 19th and involves participants from Philadelphia, New York, France and England. Three American presidents— Washington, Monroe and Polk—may have sat upon some of these objects when they visited Savannah. Amusingly, a Duncan Phyfe dining chair (ca. 1810) normally found across the hall in the dining room, seems to have been unable to resist the conversation among the objects, and has transported itself into the drawing room, leaving a place setting without a chair at the dining table. Many objects in this exhibit, such as the stunning curly maple Grecian style Regency chairs and sofa (ca. 1820–30) are featured in the Telfair’s Owens-Thomas House, just a few squares away, and aren’t to be missed. Essential to following this scavenger hunt-like exhibition is Sammons’s beautiful catalog that can be purchased for a mere dollar. Some items, in the catalog are not on view, such as an unusual Chippendale chair with a

cover possibly knitted by Mary Telfair, lead me to wonder what else is in the Telfair’s rich private collections that seem to be making more frequent appearances under the recent direction of Lisa Grove, Telfair executive director. Topping of the seating theme at the Jepson Center, is Jessica Scott Felder’s “The High Chairs,” (ca. 2012) installation accompanied by her live performances around both seating exhibits. The chair has always been an invitation to socialize, converse, dine, or contemplate; it is the most humanizing form of furniture. “Sitting in Savannah” continues through October 17, inviting us all a little deeper into the experience of all the Telfair Museums have to offer across the centuries. The current “New York Accents: The New York Influence on Telfair’s Collections” (through July 6) offers a focus on all works and objects with New York connections in the museums’ private collections, and furniture takes much of the spotlight. cs To learn more, join members and guests June 20 at 6 p.m. for Tania Sammons’ lecture, “From Fancy to High Style: New York furniture at the Telfair,” at the Telfair Academy. Visit

Recamier Sofa, one of a pair, c. 1820-30 Philadelphia Bequest of Mary Telfair


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In something of a groundbreaking move locally, Savannah’s first and only Green Certified restaurant is partnering with a school to provide lunches for students. Thrive Café on Whitemarsh Island is teaming up with St. Andrew’s School and are asking for your support in a Kickstarter campaign to fund the purchase of kitchen equipment for the ambitious project. Thrive chef/owner Wendy Armstrong and St. Andrew’s Public Relations Director Scott Searcy explain how the collaboration came about. “In one way it came out of the blue, but in another way it’s something that’s been building for a long time,” Armstrong says. Searcy says, “We knew we needed

to make a change. We were using one of those big food-service type providers for big institutions. But we were looking for something more local and something healthier.” The other ingredient in this recipe is Thrive’s presence in the community. “I feel like this relationship with the school has been building since Thrive opened. We’re well known by parents and staff at St. Andrews. They’re our customers, a lot of them,” Armstrong says. “There’s been this undercurrent of a relationship the whole time.” Searcy agrees:

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“We looked around, and Thrive is a close neighbor and very popular with our families. Also they’re the only green restaurant in town. So we reached out to them to see if they wanted to talk more about the idea of working together,” he says. “And we said, well of course we would,” Armstrong laughs. After a round of meetings, the plan was realized, Armstrong says, in part due to the fact that “the administration over there is very progressive thinking and entrepreneurial minded.” “We tell our students to be innovators and 21st century learners,” says Searcy. “So we thought we should practice what we’re teaching. This thing with Thrive is a win/ win — healthier food for the same price, educational opportunities for everyone.” In addition to providing meals, the idea is for Thrive to also be a part of a more holistic effort to include discussions of healthy eating into students’ experiences. “We have a community garden on campus. This past year it took a hit — it wasn’t getting the attention it needed,” Searcy says. “Wendy is interested in helping us get the garden going again. It’s a great outdoor classroom. We’re also talking about getting Thrive into the real classrooms, so this could be more than just serving food to young people — it could be a real educational partnership.” The Kickstarter campaign has a goal of $30,000, which Armstrong says will buy “equipment good for cooking from scratch. We also need equipment that can process large amounts of fresh food.” Armstrong says she sees healthy food in schools as a key to better health for all Americans. “Unhealthy food in schools is why this generation will live a shorter lifespan than their parents. It’s just because of what they eat, and that’s controllable.” She sees the partnership and the attention the Kickstarter campaign is getting as part of a bigger movement. “We could go large with this — it’s like Jamie Oliver’s cup of tea,” she says. cs



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metaphorical associations and formal manipulations of the rubber tire. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.


Act/Natural: Photography — Approximately



40 photos from Telfair’s permanent collection that explore candid and staged compositions to create portraits. Many new are being exhibited for the first time. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

Illustrations by W. Gerome Temple and Etchings by Gwendolyn Blackwell DiCroce — Hand colored

and painted etchings by DiCroce feature whimsical figures. Drawings by Temple exhibit bio-mechanical interaction and imaginary entomologies and botanicals. Through June 30 Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Dr.

Arsenal — A contemporary

installation of hundreds of hand-made paper “guns” suspended from the ceiling. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

Artists Sought for Exhibitions in 2014 — The City of

Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs announced that it is seeking artists to exhibit at the Cultural Arts Gallery in 2014. All mediums will be considered for a nondegree seeking solo or group exhibition, including video and installation pieces. Proposals should be professionally presented and should include a cover letter; a resume; an artist statement; a previous exhibition record; 10-12 digital images of work to be considered; and a self-addressed, and a stamped envelope if the proposal needs to be returned. Submission deadline, September 6, 4 p.m. Submit proposals to Debra Zumstein, Arts Programs Coordinator, City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 W. Henry St., Savannah, GA 31401. Proposal guidelines are available online at or by calling

KNIHT — Works by Garret

Odenwelder, sculptural artist; and Isaac McCaslin, painter. Through July 21 at The Butcher Tattoo Studio, 19 East Bay St.

Work by Emily Kell is at Gallery Espresso through this month

(912) 651-6783. Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St. Beautifice — MFA Painting Thesis Exhibition by John Jeremie Faircloth. Paintings that explore a unique character, the Diminished Man, who serves as an icon and mythological metaphor of sadness, heartbreak, the inability to perform, and inadequacy. Fahm Street Gallery, One Fahm Street. Candice Breitz: Queen (A Portrait of Madonna) —

Video artist Brietz’s multichannel video installation, featuring Italian Madonna fans performing their way through Madonna’s “Immaculate Collection” album. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Contemporary Southern Landscape — The unique

landscape of the South is the subject of this exhibition of work by a wide range of artists, media, and styles. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

Facing South: Portraits of Southern Artists by Jerry Siegel — Jerry Siegel’s

approximately 50 blackand-white and color portraits of Benny Andrews, Radcliffe Bailey, William Christenberry, Lamar Dodd, Ida Kohlmeyer, Charlie Lucas, Charles Shannon, Kathryn Windham and others. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

Form - Figurative Works —

A selection of figurative paintings and photographs from multiple artists, including Rod Cook, Amy Lind, June Stratton, Ben Ward, Jack Leigh, Kerry Brooks, Jessica Dunegan, and Cedric Smith. The first curated exhibition resulting from the new collaboration between June Stratton of Whitney Gallery and Susan Laney of Laney Contemporary. Free and open to the public. Through June 29 Whitney Gallery, 415 Whitaker St.

Hybrid — Chakaia

Message — Work by Randy

Akers and Christopher Williams. Showcases historical research through encaustic paintings, photography and sculpture. June 7-July 5. Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St.

New York Accents — An exhibition of visual art, decorative and fine art objects from Telfair Museums’ permanent collection dating from the early 19th century to the present, exploring the rich influence of New York on Savannah. Museum admission.

Booker’s exhibition of wall-mounted and freestanding sculptures, highlighting Booker’s focused explorations of the

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tographs in this exhibition were shot at the New Orleans Jazz Festival and depict various musicians as they performed. White’s works have been published in Fortune, Saturday Evening Post, Seventeen, Motor Trend, Time and others. Through June 30 at Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St.

Reception: Return Of the Primordial Goddess — A

solo exhibition by Emily Kell of paintings and mixed media works that embrace mysticism, ancient cultures,and feminism. Through June 30 at Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St.

Rehearsals: The Practice and Influence of Sound and Movement — Works by ac-

claimed artists from the Walter O. Evans Collection in dialogue with selected contemporary works that explore themes of sound, movement, practice and process. Selected artists include Romare Bearden, Richmond Barthe, Beauford Delaney, Aaron Douglas, Clementine Hunter, Jacob Lawrence and Alma Thomas and more. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Shadows Remain — A

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Who could possibly have imagined that Man of Steel, the latest attempt to reboot the Superman franchise, would be an even less satisfying superhero saga than such critically dismissed efforts as Daredevil, Green Lantern and (yikes!) The Green Hornet? It’s one massive superbore, with a solemnity so crushing that it makes those earnest Biblical epics from the 1950s and ‘60s seem like a Marx Brothers romp by comparison.

Certainly, some will (wrongly) argue that this post-9/11 era has no room for such lighthearted superflicks like 1978’s Superman, which still ranks as the greatest superhero movie ever made. But even such yarns like The Avengers and the Iron Man trio, with all their nods toward world destruction and terrorists (or supervillains) seeking to curtail our freedoms, exhibit a sense of joy in the filmmaking, while the sagas that do wallow in the nihilism, like Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, have enough gravitas and dramatic heft to warrant such treatment. Man of Steel, for its part, offers nothing but torturous exposition, heavy-handed symbolism, criminally ill-used actors and a numbing finale that would be right at home in a Transformers sequel. For what it’s worth - and it ultimately isn’t worth much - Man of Steel tackles the familiar origin story from a different angle than what might be expected. Jor-El (Russell Crowe) still anchors the first reel, futilely warning his fellow Kryptonians that their planet is doomed and they must evacuate before it’s too late. And General Zod (Michael Shannon) and his band of misfits still turn up and are eventually hurled into the Phantom Zone, although the interesting twist here is that Zod and co. aren’t merely murderous egotists but well-meaning anarchists who seek to overthrow the doddering bureaucrats (Occupy Krypton?). Unfortunately, Zod’s

means aren’t peaceful - no sidewalk sit-ins for him - and before he’s imprisoned, he swears to track down Jor-El’s baby boy, who’s been hurled into space in advance of the planet’s demise. That son, of course, is Kal-El, who lands on Earth and is raised by farm couple Jonathan and Martha Kent (Kevin Costner and Diane Lane) under the name of Clark Kent. Clark understandably feels like an outsider all the time, and he’s anxious to use the awesome powers he keeps bottled up inside. But Jonathan instructs him to resist the urge, and this advice is largely what leads the adult Clark (now played by Henry Cavill) to wander the backroads with no real purpose, a bearded laborer who takes any job he can find (these scenes, combined with Clark’s shaggy whiskers, bring to mind Hugh Jackman’s wanderings in X-Men and X-Men Origins: Wolverine). It isn’t until he meets reporter Lois Lane (Amy Adams) and squares off against the newly arrived Zod that he begins to find direction in his life. And just to ensure that everything goes according to cosmic plan, the ghost of Jor-El pops up on occasion, doling out advice like some ethereal Obi-wan Kenobi. There’s a strong possibility that Man of Steel might be the most boring superhero saga ever filmed. It’s not lacking in action, but it’s endless and uninspired, with director Zack Snyder (300, Sucker Punch) maxing out the studio’s credit cards by shooting as much CGI bombast as the hardware could handle before sparking and catching on fire. The scenes that rely on dialogue are no better, with the good guys prone to speechifying and

the bad guys reduced to spouting haughty cliches. Of all the actors, poor Costner has it the worst of anybody: Playing a character whose righteousness would put Gandhi to shame, he’s never allowed to utter anything remotely natural, instead delivering every line as if he was reading from a stack of fortune cookies. It’s a pity, because he’s the most perfectly cast performer in the entire production, with Crowe placing a distant second (like Costner, he has to struggle with a sizable number of unwieldy lines). Adams, a great actress, is curiously ineffectual as Lois Lane - while an improvement over Superman Returns’ Kate Bosworth (heck, even RuPaul would be an improvement over Bosworth), she possesses none of the manic energy or insatiable curiosity of Margot Kidder’s intrepid reporter in the Christopher Reeve entries. And until this film, I thought it was impossible for Shannon to deliver a weak performance, but he’s drastically miscast as General Zod, reducing this towering figure of evil into the equivalent of a slobbery bulldog irritated by mange. All might be forgiven had the role of Superman/Clark Kent been cast with the right actor, but Cavill is a complete dullard, bereft of any trace of wit or charisma. Much of that might be due to the efforts of the writers (unbelievably, the Dark Knight team of Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer) to repeatedly present the character as Christ incarnate (the movie’s a Where’s Waldo of Biblical proportions, with Jesus references lurking continues on p. 30





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behind every act), but even in the more relaxed scenes opposite Adams, Cavill is more supermodel than Superman. Forget Christopher Reeve comparisons: Cavill doesn’t even come close to measuring up to Superman Returns’ Brandon Routh. And while we’ll have to wait for the sequel to fully measure his effectiveness at playing the nerdy, bespectacled Clark Kent, his brief appearance in this capacity unfortunately stirs memories of The Amazing Spider-Man, where the makers merely slapped a pair of glasses on Andrew Garfield and asked us to accept this hunky, in-crowd kid as a geeky outsider. Then again, the inability of Clark’s glasses to disguise his true nature is an apt metaphor, since it doesn’t take 20/20 vision (or 3-D glasses) to see that this Man of Steel is one leaden endeavor.



Director Richard Linklater’s lifeaffirming Before trilogy is the Lord of the Rings of the art-house experience, the Toy Story of the American indie movement (I say American because we can’t exclude Krzysztof Kieslowski’s wonderful Three Colors trilogy). In another way, it’s the fictional equivalent of Michael Apted’s Up documentary series, which has tracked a group of Brits every seven years to see how their lives are proceeding (the series began with 1964’s 7 Up and has continued through this year’s 56 Up). Yet all comparisons are ultimately academic, as this is a series that beautifully stands on its own. The project began with 1995’s Before Sunrise: Written by Linklater and Kim Krizan, it tells of a chance encounter between a young American named Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and a young Frenchwoman named Celine (Julie Delpy), who become acquainted while traveling by train in Europe and decide to spend their final hours together in Vienna before heading in different directions. Nine years later, the gang returned for 2004’s Before Sunset, with Hawke and Delpy not only reprising their roles but also writing the screenplay with Linklater and Krizan (the quartet received an Oscar nomination for their joint effort). This time, the setting is Paris, as Celine and Jesse see each other for the first time since Vienna and must

decide whether to grab this second chance at love. The note-perfect ending, one of the best fade-outs of its decade, was ambiguous, but with the new release of Before Midnight, we now know how things panned out. Jesse and Celine did decide to remain together, and in the nine years since, they’ve settled down in Paris and produced twin daughters. As we join them again, they’re vacationing in Greece, but despite the idyllic setting and the group of friends they’ve made, not everything is perfect. Jesse misses his son from his former marriage; the boy’s living in Chicago with his mother, and although Jesse never comes out and says it, Celine senses that he’s expecting her to agree to move the whole family to the Windy City just so he can see his son every other weekend. Never mind that they’d have to deal constantly with Jesse’s ex, who hates them both - Celine isn’t prepared to not only uproot the girls but also possibly miss out on a promising new job. The bulk of the dramatic tension doesn’t come until late in the picture: Initially, the focus is on the couple as they relate to their children and to the big-hearted folks who have invited them into their home for relaxation and conversation. There’s a superb sequence set around a dinner table (outdoors, of course), and the dialogue is so fresh and invigorating that the scene proves to be as exciting as any action set-piece involving costumed heroes (or if we’re talking about Man of Steel, <I>more<P> exciting). Linklater, Hawke and Delpy again share scripting duties (Krizan is MIA this time around), and the actors’ involvement doubtless led to much of the seemingly improvised nature of the chats. Despite any dressing provided by the locales or the supporting characters, this series has always been exclusively about Jesse and Celine, so it’s no surprise that everything and everyone else eventually drops out of the picture, leaving the couple to engage each other one-on-one. There’s wooing and whining, and flirting and fighting. Both parties are right, both parties are wrong. It’s a beautifully sustained piece of cinema, raw and authentic and emotional, and if the movie ends just a bit too abruptly ... well, there’s always the possibility of another visit in 2022.



Unlike the raunchy Wedding Crashers, this Vince Vaughn/Owen Wilson comedy is rated PG-13 instead of R, it avoids the strain of mean-spiritedness that’s in vogue in modern comedy, and its leads are now more comfortable making jokes about 1953’s Stalag 17 and 1983’s Flashdance than anything from the brave new world of 2013. Certainly, a lot of that has to do with the chemistry between Vaughn and Wilson. Here, they’re respectively cast as Billy and Nick, two watch salesmen who unexpectedly find themselves out of work after their boss (John Goodman) shuts down his business (reasoning that everyone now checks for the time on their iPhones and such). Nick briefly finds employment at a mattress store (cue yet another tiresome cameo by Will Ferrell), but he’s quickly talked by Billy into dropping that gig and joining him in an attempt to land internships at Google headquarters (aka The Googleplex) in California. They manage to get their feet through the door, but they now find themselves competing with numerous other interns for permanent positions - and unlike them, the other recruits are college kids who eat, drink and breathe computers. The Internship is conventional in the ways one would expect: A longtime Google employer (Rose Byrne) initially resists Nick’s flirtations but eventually falls for him; one intern (Max Minghella) mentally bullies everyone around him, especially the “old guys”; and Billy and Nick find themselves hanging out with the youthful rejects. Yet the script by Vaughn and Jared Stern smartly addresses the generation gap without making fun of either side: There’s something to be said for the work ethic of these students who acknowledge the harsh realities of contemporary career-building, but there’s also much to learn from the easygoing attitudes of people who grew up in a time before every baby is automatically handed an iPod the minute it pops out of the womb. What’s more, Vaughn as both writer and co-star generously gives the younger performers in the cast room to maneuver, and even with sketched-in characters, this allows all of them to make positive impressions. Of course, the two stars still get the

lion’s share of the choice quips, but that’s OK: They’re both on their game, and it’s their ingratiating ways with a line that keeps the humor percolating. Aside from an uproarious scene involving Professor Charles Xavier (yes, that Professor X), the laughs are mostly low-key — but at least they’re there, which automatically places this above many guffaw-free films of its genre.



While the PG-13 The Internship traffics in gentle humor, This Is the End repeatedly hits for the outskirts of the R-rated fence - and it scores an awful lot of the time. It starts with Jay Baruchel (playing Jay Baruchel) visiting Seth Rogen (playing Seth Rogen; see the pattern?) in LA in the hopes of spending some quality one-on-one time getting high and playing video games with his friend. Instead, Seth drags Jay to a party at James Franco’s house, a loud and boisterous event where the guests include Michael Cera (revealed as a sex fiend), Jason Segel, Paul Rudd and other Judd Apatow-endorsed comics. But what starts off as a typical Hollywood evening turns both cryptic and apocalyptic when the earth opens up and begins swallowing some people while others are whisked into the sky. Is it End of Days? The few remaining survivors - among them James, Jay, Seth, Jonah Hill and Craig Robinson - aren’t sure, but they do know that they need to board up the house and ration the supplies if they hope to hang around long enough to find out. The moments of comic gold are sometimes diluted by considerable stretches of tedium, generally occurring when writer-directors Evan Goldberg and Rogen and their improvising actors refuse to end scenes and instead carry them past the point of comedic no-return. Clearly, these are all performers who are in love with themselves, which is fine except that it makes the movie a rather insular experience.



A terrific cast, a promising trailer, a zippy pace, glitzy locales — all of that is merely meant to distract us from noticing that the movie itself is nothing more than an empty spectacle

from its intriguing angle and settling into a more standard cat-and-mouse pursuit, one that’s capped by an endless car chase filled with inconsistencies and illogical diversions.

Star Trek Into Darkness


What J.J. Abrams and his writers) are accomplishing with Gene Roddenberry’s brainchild mirrors a tightrope act performed with exquisite delicacy and balance. They’ve managed to embrace the Star Trek canon while also expanding it, expertly weaving together elements that will appease the Trekkie faithful while also making the property more friendly toward the uninitiated. Having introduced an alternatetimeline scenario in the previous picture, Abrams and company charge full steam ahead, opening with an Indiana Jones-like sequence that will inform many of the scenarios unfolding throughout the picture. Chief among them is the tension between James Kirk (Chris Pine), who hasn’t met a Starfleet regulation he can’t break, and Spock (Zachary Quinto), whose adherence to the rules taxes not only Kirk but also Uhura (Zoe Saldana), who’s learning that it’s not always easy dating a Vulcan. But personal issues take a back seat once a terrorist attack decimates a London building; the culprit is one John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch), and Admiral Marcus (Peter Weller) orders the Enterprise crew to follow Harrison into the heart of darkness and terminate him with extreme prejudice. From here, the story takes some interesting turns; it also lends an enormous amount of complexity to Harrison, allows the returning cast members individual moments to shine (although I wished Dr. McCoy, perfectly played by Karl Urban, was as integral to these films as he was to the series) and reworks elements from one of the classic Trek films in a highly imaginative manner. Star Trek Into Darkness only flags toward the end, when a careful excision of a few minutes of CGI bombast would not have been unwelcome. In most other regards, though, the film is an unqualified success, and it promises a bright future for this tireless franchise. CS


hopelessly riddled with gaping plotholes, narrative coincidences and a final twist that couldn’t have been more preposterous had it revealed that Chewbacca was actually Luke’s father. For a while, the film delivers on its promise of a good time. Four magicians of differing popularity perform acts of magic, either for the amusement of audiences or for themselves. J. Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg) is the most successful of the bunch, first seen showing off his skills with a nifty card trick. Then there’s Henley Reeves (Isla Fisher), whose act involves being dumped into a tank of piranha. Merritt McKinney (Woody Harrelson) is largely a has-been, a mentalist who now employs his skill to bilk money out of folks with unsavory secrets. At the bottom is Jack Wilder (Dave Franco), the rookie who’s still performing con jobs at street level. All four accept the invitation of an unknown person to gather at a certain location; cut to a year later, and we now see that the quartet has formed a world-class outfit known as the Four Horsemen, playing to massive audiences under the sponsorship of the wealthy Arthur Tressler (Michael Caine in a role that makes absolutely no sense). Their gig in Las Vegas is a doozy: They teleport a Frenchman to his bank in Paris and return him with a vaultful of Euros in tow, all of which are rained down upon the crowd. This Robin Hood act doesn’t sit well with Dylan Rhodes (Mark Ruffalo), an FBI agent who doesn’t like to see anybody fleeced. Forced to team up with an Interpol agent named Alma Dray (Melanie Laurent), he works hard to not only nab the team but also debunk their tricks — to help him with the latter, he turns to Thaddeus Bradley (Morgan Freeman), a former magician who has made a name for himself exposing trade secrets. The opening portion of Now You See Me works so well because it focuses exclusively on the four tricksters, who are all interesting characters whether working alone or sharing the screen. The Vegas show and its aftermath are also riveting, as Thaddeus patiently explains the act to a frustrated Rhodes. But after this point, the screenplay by Ed Solomon, Boaz Yakin and Edward Ricourt spirals wildly out of control, with the emphasis taking a hard right away


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Activism & Politics Call for Interest - Green Party Forming in Savannah/Chatham

Call for Interest - Green Party Forming in Savannah\Chatham. Are you sick and tired of politics as usual? A group of local activists are forming a Green Party affiliate in Chatham County. First meeting will be held at Under The Rainbow, 106 W 38th St, Savannah, GA 31401 on Wed, June 19th at 7 p.m. Email to receive notifications of meetings and reminders. For more info on the U.S. Green Party platform go to or call Kevin Clark at 912-944-0996. Free Wed., June 19, 7 p.m. 912-9440996. Wed., June 19, 7 p.m Under the Rainbow, 106 W 38th St. Drinking Liberally

An informal, left-leaning gathering to discuss politics, the economy, sports, entertainment, or anything else that comes up. Every first and third Thursday. Free ongoing, 7:00 p.m. See website or the Drinking Liberally facebook page for more information. Free ongoing, 7 p.m. chapters/GA/savannah. ongoing, 7 p.m Brick House, 514 M.L.King Jr. Blvd. Savannah Area Young Republicans

Get involved. Contact is Michael Johnson, via email or telephone, or see website for info. 912-604-0797. Call or see website for information. Free ongoing. 912-308-3020. ongoing Savannah Tea Party

Free to attend. Food and beverages available for purchase. First Monday of each month at 5:30pm(social) with meeting at 6pm. Call for additional information. Free ongoing, 5:30 p.m. 912-598-7358. ongoing, 5:30 p.m B & D Burgers (Southside), 11108 Abercorn St. Veterans for Peace

The Savannah chapter of a national organization of men and women vets of all branches of service, eras and duty stations, working to expose the costs of war and to support veterans and civilian war victims. Last Monday of every month, 7:30 p.m. 303-550-1158. Last Monday of every month, 7:30 p.m Satisfied, 301 West Broughton St. Young Democrats

Mondays at 7pm on the second level of Foxy Loxy. Call or visit the Young Democrats Facebook page for more information. Free Sundays, 3:30 p.m. 423-6197712. Sundays, 3:30

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3-D Artist Sought for Gallery

Chatham County Animal Control Seeks Donations of Items

Chatham County Animal Control is in need of items for pets in the facility. Seeking donations of canned and dry dog and cat food, baby formula, newspaper, paper towels, soaps, crates, leashes, collars, wash cloths, and towels. Open daily from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ongoing. 912-351-6750. ongoing Chatham County Animal Shelter, 7215 Sallie Mood Dr. Forsyth Farmers Market Seeks Sponsors

Market sponsors invest in a healthy community and show consideration for the local economy. Sponsorship opportunities begin at $350. Help keep food fresh and local. ongoing. kristen@ ongoing Forsyth Famers’ Market, 501 Whitaker St., South End of Forysth Park. Karma Yoga Class for Local Charities

Bikram Yoga Savannah has added a new weekly Karma class to raise money for local charities. Mondays during the 6:30pm class. Pay $5 to participate; proceeds are donated to a different local charity each month. ongoing. 912-344-1278. ongoing Putt Putt for Paws

Second annual restaurant-by-restaruant putting competition, benefiting the Humane Society for Greater Savannah. Participating restaurants include Wild Wing Cafe, Flip Flip Tiki Bar & Grill, Taco Abajo, JJ’s Sportsbar, Molly MacPherson’s, Murphy’s Law, Treehouse, B&D Burgers and Social Club on Congress Street. $80 for 4-person team. Sat., June 22, 1-6 p.m. Sat., June 22, 1-6 p.m Smiles for Life: Benefits Children’s Charities

Through June 30, Godley Station Dental in Pooler will provide tooth-whitening procedures benefiting the Coastal Children’s Advocacy Center and the Smiles for Life Foundation. The $209 cost is tax-deductible, as materials and services by Drs. Matthew Allen and Tait Carpenter are donated. The children’s advocacy center provides free services to children who have been abused or witnessed violence. Godley Station Dental is located at 1000 Towne Center Boulevard, Bldg. 100, Suite 101, in Pooler. Call for appointment. $209 Through June 30. 912-748-8585. Through June 30

Seeking a 3-D artist to join this cooperative gallery. Artist must be a fulltime resident of Savannah or nearby area. Work to be considered includes sculpture, glass, ceramics and wood. If interested please submit 5-10 images of your work, plus resume/CV and biography to ongoing. ongoing Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard Street ,. Beaufort Labor Day Music & Art Festival Calls for Artist and Food Vendors

New festival presented by Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce and Native Island Business & Community Affairs Association is set for September 1 on Hilton Head Island. Food vendors and artists are sought. Vendor space is $350, available only by advance reservation. Food vendor applications and information through Native Island Business & Community Affairs Association at 843-255-7301 or apply at www.GullahCelebration. com. Artists applications/information through, download application at www.bcbcc. org or 843-902-4799. Labor Day Music & Art Festival is scheduled for Sunday, September 1, 12-7pm, in Shelter Cove Park. Through Aug. 31. Through Aug. 31 City art contest open to Chatham County students

The City of Savannah seeks original artwork from Chatham County rising 9th graders through 2013 high school graduates depicting the beauty of the city’s historic squares and parks. Submissions will be digitized and posted online and the winners will be chosen by an online vote of Savannah’s citizens. Winning entries will be framed and displayed in a permanent exhibit in City Hall for all our citizens and visitors to enjoy. Submission deadline Friday, July 12. To download a copy of the information sheet which must accompany each submission,see website. Through July 12. 912-651-6411. Through July 12 City of Savannah TV Show Seeks Entries

The City of Savannah’s TV station, SGTV is seeking insightful and well-crafted profiles, documentaries, animations, original music videos, histories or other original works by or about the citizens of Savannah to run on “Engage”, a television show produced by the city. Interested in collaborating with filmmakers, artists, musicians and others in producing original content for the program. While the City does not offer compensation for such programs,

SGTV does offer an opportunity to expose local works to a wide audience. More than 55,000 households in Chatham County have access to SGTV. Submit proposals via website. The City reserves the right to reject any programming that does not meet content standards. ongoing. engagesgtv. ongoing

City seeks applications for Weave A Dream Initiative

Weave-A-Dream grant applications will be accepted through the calendar year, while funds are available. Programs must be completed before December 1, 2013. Application must be submitted at least eight weeks before the start date of the project. Project funding is available up to $3,500 for specific and innovative arts, cultural, or heritage programming or presentations that have a measurable, quantifiable benefit to Savannah’s diverse populations. Particularly interested in proposals with a strong youth focus (under 21). All program disciplines including multi-disciplinary projects are encouraged. Applicants must be a non-profit 501-c-3 headquartered in the Savannah city limits. For more information see website. ongoing. 912-651-6417.\arts). ongoing City Seeks Proposals for 2014 Cultural Services

City of Savannah seeks proposals for 2014 programs in Cultural Programs and Cultural Tourism. Applicants must be a 501-c-3 nonprofit. Programs must occur in 2014. Applications, guidelines and information online or by contacting Crystal Northcutt by email or telephone. Application deadline: July 12, 2013 at 6pm. Through July 12. 912644-7927. Through July 12 Davenport House Museum Junior Interpreter Program for High School Students

Young people ages 14-19 will learn to give tours of the Davenport House Museum in downtown Savannah during an eight week program. Training sessions held at the museum, Thursdays,6-8 pm, June 13-August 3, when the newly trained JIs give tours to the public. Especially seeking students interested in history, art, public speaking and historic preservation. Through Aug. 18. 912-236-8097. Through Aug. 18 Davenport House, 324 East State St. Homeschool Music Classes

Music classes for homeschool students ages 8 - 18, and their parents. Offered in Guyton and Savannah. See website for details. ongoing. CoastalEmpireMu-

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Junior League of Savannah seeks good women with a heart for voluntarism for the 2013-14 Provisional Class. To request an application, please contact the Membership Development Chair, Erinn Carter at or the Junior League of Savannah headquarters at headquarters@jrleaguesav. org. Application deadline extended to July 19. Through July 19. jrleaguesav. org. Through July 19

Classes, Camps & Workshops Armstrong Information Session on Online Education Master’s egrees

Armstrong Atlantic State University’s College of Education information session for the newly expanded online Master of Education (MED) degrees, tailored for working teachers who want to upgrade their certificate and receive a master’s degree. Tuesday, June 25, 6:00pm. Or contact Greg Dziuban, College of Education graduate admissions coordinator, at 912-344-2568 or greg. Through June 25. Through June 25 The Armstrong Center, 13040 Abercorn St. Art, Music, Piano, Voice Coaching

Coaching for all ages, beginners through advanced. Classic, modern, jazz improvization and theory. Serious inquiries only. 912-961-7021 or 912-667-1056. Artist Sacred Circle

Group forming on Fridays beginning in March. 1:30pm-3pm. Based on The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. Contact Lydia Stone, 912-656-6383 or ongoing. 912656-6383. ongoing Beading Classes

Offered every weekend at Perlina Beadshop, 6 West State Street. Check website calendar or call for info. 912-441-2656. Beading Classses at Bead Dreamer Studio

Learn jewelry-making techniques from beginner to advanced. Call for class times. 912-920-6659. Bead Dreamer Studio, 407 East Montgomery Xrds. Beginning Belly Dance Classes

Taught by Happenstance Bellydance. All skill levels and styles. Private instruction available. $15 912-704-2940. happenstancebellydance.wordpress. com. Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Business of Being a Wedding Planner

No matter how long you’ve been planning weddings, there is always more to learn. The Business of Being a Wedding Planner (BBWP) workshop is a comprehensive look at the role of a Wedding Planner through their relationships, responsibilities, and reputation. To promote the highest level of intimacy possible, BBWP limits its workshop size to 10 participants. Once the

workshop reaches the maximum level of attendees, a waitlist process will be implemented. BBWP is an opportunity for participants to identify weaknesses and create solutions that lead to service excellence resulting in obtainable and sustainable business. $399 early bird (expires May 12) and $499 standard June 21-23. 770 602 2768. theweducator. mansiononforsythpark. com/contact/. June 21-23 Mansion on Forsyth Park, 700 Drayton St.


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Champions Training Center

Offering a variety of classes and training in mixed martial arts, jui-jitsu, judo and other disciplines for children and adults. All skill levels. 525 Windsor Rd. 912349-4582. Classical and Acoustic Guitar Instruction

Savannah Classical Guitar Studio offers lessons for all levels. Dr. Brian Luckett, Ph.D. in music. Starland District. Guitar technique, music theory, and musicianship. Folk/rock based lessons available. No electric instruments. $25/half hour. $45/hour. Clay Classes

Savannah Clay Studio at Beaulieu offers handbuilding, sculpture, and handmade tiles, basic glazing and firing. 912-3514578. Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Classes

Classes on boat handling, boating safety and navigation offered by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. See website or call for dates. 912-897-7656.

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Learn conversational English, comprehension, vocabulary and life communication skills. All ages. Thursdays, 7:30pm, Island Christian Church, 4601 US Highway 80 East. Free. 912-8973604.

1 ___ fate 6 “Rated ___ ‘General Audience’” 10 Dutch tourist attraction 14 Poker variant named for a city 15 “First lady of song” Fitzgerald 16 High point 17 “___ Tag!” 18 Ship of agreeing fools? 20 Duck or elephant silhouette on the wall? 22 ___-Coburg and Gotha (royal house of Europe) 23 “Affirmative” 24 Rum cake 27 Texting sign-off 30 Field animal’s harness 34 Astronomy muse 36 Assistant 39 Mitochondrial material 40 Person who can’t enjoy great evenings out? 43 Chou En-___ 44 900-line psychic Miss ___ 45 Like grunt work 46 “To be,” to Brutus 48 Cobra Kai, for one 50 “Bill & ___ Excellent Adventure” 51 Tease 54 “For ___ in My Life” (Stevie Wonder) 56 “And so this foul vixen kept me broadcasting for years” response? 63 Guy who walks through water? 64 Company with a famous joystick 65 Hot spot? 66 Egg, in Latin 67 Kind of criminal 68 Vera of gowns 69 Idee ___ 70 October option

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Continuing Ed. Courses through June 2013

Georgia Southern’s Continuing Education Program in Savannah offers new courses through June: Social Media for Small Business; Facebook for Beginners; five Microsoft Office Courses (Word 1 & 2, Excel 1 & 2, and PowerPoint); Beginning and Advanced Project Management; Drawing 2; Short Story Writing; Beginning Sign Language; five Photography courses (Point & Shoot, Beginning and Advanced Creative Photography, Portrait Photography, Advanced Photoshop); and Essay Writing for SAT. See website for dates/times/ fees. Through June 30. 912-644-5967. ceps. cgc.georgiasouthern. edu/. Through June 30 Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. DUI Prevention Group

Offers victim impact panels for intoxicated drivers, DUI, offenders, and anyone seeking knowledge about the dangers of driving while impaired. A must see for teen drivers. Meets monthly. $40/session 912-443-0410. English as Second Language Classes

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1 “Animal House” chant 2 Big birds

3 Adding and such 4 Long-tailed game bird 5 Blue material in movies and musicals, for short 6 Jump in the pool 7 ___ powder (traveling substance for Harry Potter) 8 “Lemony Snicket” evil count 9 Australian actress Mitchell 10 Coleman of “Nine to Five” 11 Apple MP3 player 12 New Zealand parrots 13 Abbr. after a phone no. 19 Kermit-flailing-his-arms noise 21 Jamaican stew ingredient 24 Crooner Michael 25 Fields 26 Cornerstone 28 Tumblr purchaser of May 2013 29 Brightened up 31 “Live Free ___” (New Hampshire motto) 32 Deal with dough 33 British noblemen 35 Firm ending? 37 Focus of an exorcise plan? 38 Part of NYE 41 Dropout’s alternative 42 Termite targeter 47 Blowing it 49 Quest leader’s plea 52 Quality ___ 53 “___ Bones” (Stephen King novel) 55 Artfulness 56 “___ Nagila” 57 Fall garden? 58 It was only VII years ago 59 Evian waters 60 Flamboyant surrealist 61 ___-Z (‘80s muscle car) 62 “Old MacDonald” noise 63 “That’s so cool!”


shops per month for people who do not have legal representation in a family matter: divorce, legitimation, modifications of child support, visitation, contempt. Schedule: 1st Tues, 2nd Mon, 4th Thursday. Call for times. $30 912354-6686.


Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children held at 15 E. Montgomery Crossroad. Register by phone. ongoing. 912-921-4646. ongoing



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Fany’s Spanish/English Institute

Free Fitness Boot Camp

Mondays and Wednesdays, 6pm at Tribble Park, Largo & Windsor Rd. Children welcome. Free 912-921-0667. Gardening Class: Create a Succulent Bowl.

Create a mini garden of succulent plants. Fee includes all materials. Wed. June 26 or Sat. June 29, 10:0011:30am. Sponsored by CG Botanical Gardens. $30 Through June 29. 912-921-5460. Through June 29 Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Rd. Guitar, Electric Bass & Double Bass Lessons

Instruction for all ages of beginner/ intermediate students. Technique, chords, not reading, theory. Learn songs and improvisation. Taught two blocks from Daffin Park. Housecalls available. First lesson half price. ongoing. 401-255-6921. a.teixeira472@gmail. com. ongoing Guitar, Mandolin, or Bass Guitar Lessons

Emphasis on theory, reading music, and improvisation. Located in Ardsley Park. ongoing. 912-232-5987. ongoing

Housing Authority Neighborhood Resource Center

Housing Authority of Savannah hosts classes at the Neighborhood Resource Center. Adult literacy/GED prep: MonThurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial education: 4th Fri each month, 9am-11am. Basic computer training: Tues & Thurs, 1pm-3pm. Community computer lab: Mon-Fri, 3pm-4:30pm. ongoing. 912-232-4232 x115. html. ongoing Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St. Kamp PHUN (Peace, Hope, Unity, Now)

A camp for the children of current or formerly incarcerated parents. A ministry in the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia. For children ages 9-11. Camp dates: July 28 - August 2. Applications or more info contact: Cindy Coward, 912-3550398 Email: Free. Through July 28. Through July 28 Knitting & Crochet Classes

Offered at The Frayed Knot, 6 W. State St. See the calendar of events on website. ongoing. 912-233-1240. ongoing Learn to Speak Spanish

Individuals or groups. Spanish-English translation and interpretation. Held at The Sentient Bean. An eclectic range of tools used in each session: hand-outs, music, visual recognition, conversation, interactive web media. ongoing. 912-

| Submit your event online at 541-1337. ongoing The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave.

Call for info. ongoing. 912-713-2718. ongoing

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 acquire sound knowledge of the Office Ribbon. For more information contact Christina Taylor at christinataylor@ $85.00 Every other day, 6:30 p.m. 912-651-6206. cgc. Every other day, 6:30 p.m Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street.

Savannah Authors Autonomous is a group of writers, published and unpublished, who encourage first-class prose, both fiction and non-fiction. We use discussion, constructive criticism, examples, and exercises. We meet every second and fourth Tuesday of each month, at 7:00 pm. The group was founded by Christopher Scott and Alice Vantrease. Beginners are welcome. If you are interested in writing, please join us. Free Tue., June 25, 7 p.m. (912) 308-3208. Tue., June 25, 7 p.m Private Residence, 630 East Victory Drive.

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Music Lessons--All Instruments.

Rody’s Music offers lessons for all ages on all instruments, beginners through advanced. Call or email for information. ongoing. 912-352-4666. kristi@awsav. com. ongoing Rody’s Music, 7700 Abercorn St. Music Lessons--Multiple Instruments

Savannah Musicians Institute offers private instruction for all ages in guitar, ddrums, piano, bass, voice, banjo, mandolin, ukelele, flute, woodwinds. 7041 Hodgson Memorial Dr. ongoing. 912-692-8055. smisavannah@gmail. com. ongoing New Horizons Adult Band Program

Music program for adults who played a band instrument in high school/college and would like to play again. Mondays at 6:30pm at Portman’s. $30 per month. All ages and ability levels welcome. Call for info. ongoing. 912-354-1500. ongoing Portman’s Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. Novel Writing

Write a novel, finish the one you’ve started, revise it or pursue publication. Award-winning Savannah author offers one-on-one or small group classes, mentoring, manuscript critique, ebook formatting. Email for pricing and scheduling info. ongoing. ongoing Photography Classes

Beginner photography to post production. Instruction for all levels. $20 for two-hour class. See website for complete class list. 410-251-4421. chris@ Piano Voice-Coaching

Pianist with M/degree,classical modern jazz improvisation, no age limit. Call 912-961-7021 or 912-667-1056. Serious inquiries only. ongoing. ongoing Reading/Writing Tutoring

Ms. Dawn’s Tutoring in reading, writing, and composition. Remedial reading skills, help with borderline dyslexia, to grammar, term paper writing, and English as a Second Language. Fun methods for children to help them learn quickly. Contact: cordraywriter@ or text or call 912-12-6607399. Call for fee information. Russian Language Classes

Learn to speak Russian. All experience levels welcome, beginner to expert.

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Sewing Classes

Beginner in sewing? Starting your clothing business or clothing line? Learn to sew. Industry standard sewing courses designed to meet your needs in the garment industry. Open schedule. Savannah Sewing Academy. 1917 Bull St. ongoing. 912-290-0072. savsew. com. ongoing Short Story Writing

Gives students with some experience in fiction and nonfiction storytelling the opportunity to use assigned readings, writing homework, and workshop style critiques to explore various writing techniques. Works of Ernest Hemingway, Graham Greene, Ann Beattie and others will be studied. Upon completion, students will understand narrative structure and scenic writing, dialogue, character, place, word choice, rhythm and pacing, and the art of revision. Offered by Georgia Southern’s Continuing Education division in Savannah. Call or email for days/times/pricing. ongoing. 912-644-5967. conted/cesavannahmenu.html.. cgc. ongoing Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Singing Lessons with Anitra Opera Diva

Teaching the Vaccai Bel Canto technique for improving vocal range and breathing capacity. A good foundation technique for different styles--opera, pop, rock, cabaret. Fridays 5:308:30pm. Institute of Cinematic Arts, 12 1/2 W. State St., 3rd floor. ongoing. 786-247-9923. ongoing Spanish Classes

Learn Spanish for life and grow your business. Courses for professionals offered by Conquistador Spanish Language Institute, LLC. Classes offered in a series. Beginner Spanish for Professionals--Intro price $155 + textbook ($12.95). Instructor: Bertha E. Hernandez, M.Ed. and native speaker. Meets in the Keller Williams Realty meeting room, 329 Commercial Drive. ongoing. ongoing Yoga for Couples

A two hour class for prospective moms and their delivery partners. Learn labor and delivery stages and a “toolbox” of hands-on comfort measures from a labor doula, including breathing, mas-

sage, positioning, and pressure points. Bring and exercise ball. Quarterly, Saturdays 1pm-3pm at Savannah Yoga Center. Call or email to register. $100 per couple. ongoing. 912-704-7650. ongoing Youth “Getting Reel” Acting for Film

Getting “Reel” for Youth (A class with a product) Eight classes June 3rd, $350 • Find your range through self study. • Discover your characters • Use direction to transform your choices • Create characters and apply those characters to a short film. Email for audition time: Short film to be filmed with actors form this class. $350 Tuesdays.. 912-6564927. Tuesdays. First City Films, POB 8185. Youth Getting Reel: From Class to Film

A first of its kind... Class with a final produc. June 17-22. Designed for ages 7-15. A week long intensive designed for Young Actors. Students must audition into the class. Auditions will be in late April. Tentative dates for class are in June. See website for info and audition dates. Offered by First City Films. Price To Be Determined. Through June 22. Through June 22

Clubs & Organizations Abeni Cultural Arts Dance Classes

Classses for multiple ages in performance dance and adult fitness dance. African, modern, ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, gospel. Held at Abeni Cultural Arts studio, 8400-B Abercorn St. Call Muriel, 912-631-3452, or Darowe, 912-272-2797. ongoing. ongoing Adult Intermediate Ballet

Beginner and Intermediate Ballet, Modern Dance, Barre Fusion, Barre Core Body Sculpt, and Gentle Stretch and Tone. no experience needed for beginner Ballet, barre, or stretch/tone. The Ballet School, Piccadilly Square, 10010 Abercorn. Registration/fees/info online or by phone. ongoing. 912-9250903. ongoing Avegost LARP

Live action role playing group that exists in a medieval fantasy realm. generallly meets the second weekend of the month. Free for your first event or if you’re a non-player character. $35 fee for returning characters. ongoing. avegost. com. ongoing

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

Workshops on the 3rd Thursday of each month on vision losss, services, and technology available to participate in the community. And, how the community can support individuals with vision loss. Orientation and Mobility Techniques; Low Vision vs. Legal Blindness; Supporting People with Low Vision to Achieve Maximum Independence; Low Vision Simulator Experiences; Resources. Free and open to the public. ongoing. ongoing

Buccaneer Region SCCA

Local chapter of the Sports Car Club of America, hosting monthly solo/autocross driving events in the Savannah area. Anyone with a safe car, insurance and a valid driver’s license is eligible to participate. See website. ongoing. ongoing Business Networking on the Islands

Small Business Professionals Islands Networking Group meets first Thursday each month, 9:30am-10:30am. Tradewinds Ice Cream & Coffee, 107 Charlotte Rd. Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. ongoing Chatham Sailing Club

Meets first Friday of each month, 6:30pm at Young’s Marina. If first Friday falls on a holiday weekend, meeting is second Friday. No boat? No sailing experience? No problem. ongoing. ongoing Young’s Marina, 218 Wilmington Island Rd. Drop N Circle Craft Night

Sponsored by The Frayed Knot and Perlina. Tuesdays, 5pm-8pm. 6 W. State Street. Enjoy sharing creativity with other knitters, crocheters, beaders, spinners, felters, needle pointers, etc. All levels of experience welcome. Call for info. ongoing. 912-233-1240. ongoing Energy Healers

Meets every Monday at 6pm. Mediation and healing with energy. Discuss aromatherapy, chakra systems and more. Call for info. ongoing. 912-695-2305. ongoing Exploring The American Revolution in Savannah

Interested in exploring the role Savannah played in the American Revolution? Join like-minded people including artists, writers, teachers and historians for discussion, site exploration and creative collaboration. Email Kathleen Thomas at for more info. third Thursday of every month, 6 p.m. exploretherevolution@ third Thursday of every month, 6 p.m Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St.

no religious affiliation, no dues, no fees. Email for next meeting day and location. ongoing. ongoing

Historic Flight Savannah

A non-profit organization dedicated to sending area Korean War and WWII veterans to Washington, DC to visit the WWII Memorial. All expenses paid by Honor Flight Savannah. Honor Flight seeks contributions, and any veterans interested in a trip to Washington. Call for info. ongoing. 912-596-1962. ongoing Historic Savannah Chapter: ABWA

Meets the second Thursday of every month from 6pm-7:30pm. Tubby’s Tank House, 2909 River Drive, Thunderbolt. Attendees pay for their own meals. RSVP by phone. ongoing. 912-660-8257. ongoing Ink Slingers Writing Group

A creative writing group for writers of poetry, prose, or undefinable creative ventures. Based in Savannah and a little nomadic. Meets two Thursdays a month, 5:45pm. Discussion of exercises, ideas, or already in progress pieces. Free to attend. See Facebook page savinkslingers. ongoing. ongoing Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. Island MOMSnext

For mothers of school-aged children, kindergarten through high school. Authentic community, mothering support, personal growth, practical help, and spiritual hope. First and third Mondays, excluding holidays. Childcare on request. A ministry of MOPS International. Info by phone or email. ongoing. 912-898-4344. kymmccarty@hotmail. com. ongoing

Freedom Network

An international, leaderless network of individuals seeking more freedom in an unfree world, via non-political methods. Savannah meetings/discussions twice monthly, Thursdays, 8:30pm. Topics and meeting locations vary. No politics,

Knittin’ Night

Knit and crochet gathering held each Tuesday evening, 5pm-8pm All skill levels welcome. Tuesdays, 5-8 p.m. 912-238-0514. Tuesdays, 5-8 p.m Wild Fibre, 409 East Liberty St. Low Country Turners

A club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Call Steve Cook for info at number below. ongoing. 912-313-2230. ongoing Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary

A literary society for bibliophiles and writers. Writer’s Salon meetings are first Tues. and third Wed. at 7:30pm at the Flannery O’Connor Home. Book club meetings are third Tues., 7:30pm. Location changes each month. Call or see Facebook group “Peacock Guild” for info. ongoing. 912-233-6014. ongoing Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton Street. Philo Cafe

Weekly Monday discussion group that

R.U.F.F. - Retirees United for the Future

RUFF meets the last Friday of each month at 10am to protect Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and related senior issues. Parking in the rear. Free to all Seniors ongoing. 912-344-5127. ongoing New Covenant Church, 2201 Bull St. Rogue Phoenix Sci-Fi Fantasy Club

Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-7864508. ongoing American Legion Post 184, 1 Legion Dr. Peacock Guild--For Writers and Book Lovers

meets 7:30pm - 9:00pm at various locations. Anyone craving good conversation is invited. Free to attend. Email for info, or see ThePhiloCafe on Facebook. ongoing. ongoing

Members of Starfleet International and The Klingon Assault Group meet the 1st Sunday at 4pm at 5429 LaRoche Ave., and the 3rd Tuesday at 7:30pm at Super King Buffet, 10201 Abercorn St., Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-308-2094. ongoing Safe Kids Savannah

A coalition dedicated to preventing childhood injuries. Meets 2nd Tuesday each month, 11:30am-1:00pm. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-353-3148. ongoing Savannah Brewers’ League

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A Mothers of Preschoolers group that meets at First Baptist Church of the Islands, two Wednesdays a month, 9:15am-11:30am. ongoing. sites. ongoing First Baptist Church of the Islands, 6613 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Knitters, Needlepoint and Crochet

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Open to all who are interested in the fiber arts: weaving, spinning, basket making, knitting, crocheting, quilting, beading, rug hooking, doll making, etc. Meets at Oatland Island Wildlife Center the first Saturday of the month September through June 10:15am. See our website for programs and events: http://fiberguildsavannah.homestead. com/ Mondays, 10:30 a.m. Mondays, 10:30 a.m Fiber Guild of the Savannahs, 711 Sandtown Road GA.

locations downtown. Call for info. No fees. Want to learn? Join us. ongoing. 912-308-6768. ongoing


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(March 21-April 19) Maybe you’ve seen that meme circulating on the Internet: “My desire to be well-informed is at odds with my desire to remain sane.” If you feel that way now -and I suspect you might soon if you don’t already -- you have cosmic permission, at least for a while, to emphasize sanity over being well-informed. Lose track of what Kim Jong-un and Kim Kardashian are up to, ignore the statements of every jerk on the planet, and maybe even go AWOL from the flood of data that relentlessly pours toward you. Instead, pay attention to every little thing your body has to tell you. Remember and marvel at your nightly dreams. Go slow. Lay low. Be soft. Have fun with unspectacular influences that make you feel at home in the world.


(April 20-May 20) I expect you will be called on to move fluidly between opposing camps or competing interests or different realities. Maybe you’ll volunteer to serve as an arbiter between the crabby good guys and the righteous bad guys. Perhaps you’ll try to decode one friend’s quirky behavior so that another friend can understand it. You might have to interpret my horoscopes for people who think astrology is bunk. You may even have to be a mediator between your own heart and head, or explain the motivations of your past self to your future self. You can’t be perfect, of course. There will be details lost in translation. But if you’re as patient as a saint and as tricky as a crow, you’ll succeed.


(May 21-June 20): Pablo Casals was one of the greatest cello players who ever lived. Among his early inspirations was the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Casals discovered Bach’s six cello suites when he was 13 years old, and played them every day for the next 13 years. Have you ever done something similar, Gemini? Devoted yourself to a pleasurable discipline on a regular basis for a long time? I invite you to try it. The coming months will be an excellent time to seek mastery through a diligent attention to the details.


(June 21-July 22)

“I know that I am not a category,” said philosopher Buckminster Fuller. “I am not a thing -- a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process.” Philosopher Norman O. Brown had a similar experience. “The human body is not a thing or substance, but a continuous creation,” he mused. “It is an energy system which is never a complete structure; never static; is in perpetual inner self-construction and self-destruction.” Now is an excellent time to imagine yourself in these terms, Cancerian. You’re not a finished product, and never will be! Celebrate your fluidity, your changeableness, your instinctual urge to reinvent yourself.


(July 23-Aug. 22) Renowned 20th-century theologian Karl Barth worked on his book *Church Dogmatics* for 36 years. It was more than 9,000 pages long and contained over six million words. And yet it was incomplete. He had more to say, and wanted to keep going. What’s your biggest undone project, Leo? The coming months will be a good time to concentrate on bringing it to a climax. Ideally, you will do so with a flourish, embracing the challenge of creating an artful ending with the same liveliness you had at the beginning of the process. But even if you have to culminate your work in a plodding, prosaic way, do it! Your next big project will be revealed within weeks after you’ve tied up the last loose end.


(Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Susannah Cibber was a popular 18th-century English contralto whose singing was expressive and moving. On one occasion, she performed Handel’s *Messiah* with such verve that an influential priest responded by making an extravagant guarantee. He told her that as a result of her glorious singing, any sins she had committed or would commit were forever forgiven. I’d like to see you perpetrate an equivalent amazement, Virgo: a good or beautiful or soulful deed that wins you a flood of enduring slack. The cosmic omens suggest that such an achievement is quite possible.


(Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Johnny Appleseed was a 19thcentury folk hero renowned for

planting apple trees in vast areas of rural America. During the 70 years this famous Libra was alive, he never got married. He believed that if he remained unwed during his time on earth, he would be blessed with two spirit-wives in the after-life. Have you ever done something like that yourself, Libra? Is there an adventure you’ve denied yourself in the here and now because you think that’s the only way you can get some bigger, better adventure at a later date? If so, now would be an excellent time to adjust your attitude.


(Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

“It is kind of fun to do the impossible,” said Walt Disney, a pioneer animator whose cartoon innovations were remarkable. Judging from your current astrological omens, I think you Scorpios have every right to adopt his battle cry as your mantra. You’ve got an appointment with the frontier. You’re primed to perform experiments at the edge of your understanding. Great mysteries will be tempting you to come closer and lost secrets will be teasing you with juicy clues. As you explore and tinker with the unknown, you might also want to meditate on the graffiti I saw scrawled on a mirror in a public restroom: “Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible.”


(Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Astronauts on lunar expeditions have orbited the moon and seen its entire surface. But the rest of us have never seen more than 59 percent of it. As the moon revolves around the Earth, it always keeps one side turned away from our view. Isn’t that amazing and eerie? The second most important heavenly body, which is such a constant and intimate factor in our lives, is half-hidden. I’d like to propose that there is an analogous phenomenon in your inner world, Sagittarius: a part of you that forever conceals some of its true nature. But I’m pretty sure you will soon be offered an unprecedented chance to explore that mysterious realm.


(Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Anglo-Irish novelist Laurence Sterne married his wife Elizabeth in 1741. Twenty-five years later he fell in love with another woman, Eliza. In composing love letters to

his new infatuation, he lifted some of the same romantic passages he had originally written to Elizabeth when he was courting her. Try hard not to do anything remotely resembling that, Capricorn. Give your intimate allies your freshest stuff. Treat them as the unique creatures they are. Resist the temptation to use shticks that worked to create closeness in the past.


(Jan. 20-Feb. 18) It’s important that you not punish yourself or allow yourself to be punished for the sins that other people have committed. It’s also crucial that you not think nasty thoughts about yourself or put yourself in the presence of anyone who’s prone to thinking nasty thoughts about you. Self-doubt and self-criticism may be healthy for you to entertain about ten days from now, and at that time you will probably benefit from receiving compassionate critique from others, too. But for the moment, please put the emphasis on selfprotection and self-nurturing. PISCES(Feb. 19-March 20) For over three decades, a man in Assam, India has worked to build a forest. When Jadav “Molai” Payeng started planting and tending seeds at the age of 16, the sandbars bordering the Brahmaputra River were barren. Today, almost entirely thanks to him, they’re covered with a 1,360-acre forest that harbors deer, birds, tigers, rhinos, and elephants. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, you could launch a comparable project in the next 12 months, Pisces -- a labor of love that will require your persistent creativity and provide you with sanctuary for a long time.

Savannah Authors Autonomous Writing Group

Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesdays each month. Prose writing, fiction and non fiction. Discussion, constructive criticism, instruction, exercises and examples. Location: Charles Brown Antiques/Fine Silver, 14 W. Jones St. All are welcome. No charge. Contact Alice Vantrease via email or phone. ongoing. 912-308-3208. ongoing Savannah Authors Meeting

Savannah Authors encourages firstclass prose writing, fiction or nonfaction, using discussion, constructive criticism, instruction, and examples. We welcome unpublished authors, new writers, and people who just want to know more about our craft. We limit ourselves to prose, both fiction and nonfiction. Free Through Aug. 30, 7 p.m. and Through Aug. 30, 7 p.m. (912) 308-3208. Through Aug. 30, 7 p.m. and Through Aug. 30, 7 p.m Private Residence, 630 East Victory Drive. Savannah Charlesfunders Investment Discussion Group

Meets Saturdays, 8:30am to discuss stocks, bonds and better investing. Contact by email for info. ongoing. ongoing Panera Bread (Broughton St.), 1 West Broughton St. Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States

A dinner meeting the 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm (except December.) Location: Hunter Club. Call John Findeis for info. ongoing. 912-748-7020. ongoing Savannah Fencing Club

Beginner classes Tuesdays and Thursdays for six weeks. $60. Some equipment provided. After completing the class, you may join the Savannah Fencing Club for $5/month. Experienced fencers welcome. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-429-6918. ongoing Savannah Go Green

Meets most Saturdays. Green events and places. Share ways to Go Green each day. Call for info. ongoing. 912-3086768. ongoing Savannah Jaycees

Meeting/info session held the 1st Tuesday each month at 6pm to discuss upcoming events and provide an opportunity for those interested in joining Jaycees to learn more. Must be age 21-40. Jaycees Building, 101 Atlas St. ongoing. 912-353-7700. ongoing Savannah Kennel Club

Monthly meetings open to the public. Held at Logan’s Roadhouse, the 4th Monday each month, Sept. through May. Dinner: 6:pm. Speaker: 7:30pm. Guest speakers each meeting. ongoing. 912-238-3170. ongoing Logan’s Roadhouse, 11301 Abercorn St.

Open to women who have lived in the Savannah area for less than two years. Membership includes monthly luncheon and program. Activities, tours and events to help learn about Savannah and make new friends. ongoing. ongoing Savannah No Kidding!

No Kidding. Join Savannah’s only social club for people without children! No membership fees, meet great new friends, enjoy a wide variety of activities and events. or e-mail ongoing. ongoing The Historic District, Downtown Savannah. Savannah Parrot Head Club

Beach, Buffet and no dress code. Check website for events calendar or send an email for Parrot Head gatherings. ongoing. ongoing Savannah Sacred Harp Singers

Everyone who loves to sing is invited to join Savannah Sacred Harp Singers. All are welcome to participate or listen too one of America’s most revered musical traditions. Call or email. ongoing. 912655-0994. ongoing Faith Primitive Baptist Church, 3212 Bee Road. Savannah SCA

The local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism meets every Saturday at Forsyth Park for fighter practice and general hanging out. If you’re interested in re-creating the Middle Ages and Renaissance, come join us! South end of Forsyth Park, just past the Farmer’s Market. Free. www. Free ongoing, 11 a.m. ongoing, 11 a.m Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club

Meets Thursdays from 7:30am-8:30am at the Mulberry Inn. ongoing. ongoing Savannah Toastmasters

Helps improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment. Mondays, 6:15pm, Memorial Health University Medical Center, in the Education Building. ongoing. 912-4846710. ongoing Savannah Writers Group

A gathering of writers of all levels for networking, hearing published guest speaker authors, and writing critique in a friendly, supportive environment. Meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 7:00 PM at the Atlanta Bread Company in Twelve Oaks Shopping Center. Free and open to the public. fourth Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m. 912-572-6251. fourth Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m Atlanta Bread Company, 5500 Abercorn St. A gathering of writers of all levels for networking, hearing published guest authors, and writing critique in a friendly, supportive environment. 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 7:00pm, Atlanta Bread Company,

Twelve Oaks Shopping Center, 5500 Abercorn. Free and open to the public. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-572-6251. savannahwritersgroup. ongoing

Maxine Patterson School of Dance, 2212 Lincoln St, offers adult ballet on Thursdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm $12 per class. Call for info. ongoing. 912-2348745. ongoing

A no-agenda gathering of Savannah’s writing community. First Thursdays, 5:30pm-7:30pm. Free. Open to all writers, aspiring writers, or those interested in writing. 21+ with valid ID. Usually at Abe’s on Lincoln, 17 Lincoln St. See website for info. ongoing. ongoing

Mondays and Wednesdays, 7pm-8pm. $12/class or $90/8 classes. Call for info. Academy of Dance, 74 W. Montgomery Crossroad. ongoing. 912-9212190. ongoing

Seersucker Live’s Happy Hour for Writers

Tertulia en español at Foxy Loxy

Spanish conversation table. Meets second and fourth Thursday of each month. 7:30pm to 9pm at Foxy Loxy, 1919 Bull street. Come practice your Spanish, have a cafe con leche or Spanish wine, and meet nice people....All levels welcome. Free. Purchase beverages and snacks. ongoing. foxyloxycafe. com/. ongoing Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla

Join the volunteer organization that assists the U.S. Coast Guard. Meets 4th Wednesday at 6pm at Barnes, 5320 Waters Ave. All ages welcome. Prior experience/boat ownership not required. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-598-7387. savannahaux. com. ongoing

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671

Meets monthly at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. Call James Crauswell for info. ongoing. 912-9273356. ongoing Woodville-Tompkins Scholarship Foundation

Meets second Tuesday each month (except October) 6:00pm, Woodville-Tompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner St. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-232-3549. ongoing

Conferences Beginners Belly Dance Classes

Instructed by Nicole Edge. All ages/ Skill levels welcome. Sundays, 12pm1pm. Fitness body and balance studio. 2127 1//2 E. Victory Dr. $15/class or $48/hour. Call or see website. ongoing. 912-596-0889. ongoing Women Mean Business 2013

A conference for women in business, to identify the tools and services needed to establish or expand their companies. Workshops, panel discussions and networking with entrepreneurs, corporations and agency experts. Sponsored by the City of Savannah Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprise Program. Free. Pre-registration is required. Thu., June 20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 912-651-3653. Thu., June 20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave.

Dance Adult Ballet Class

Adult Intermediate Ballet

Argentine Tango

Lessons Sundays 1:30-3;30pm. Open to the public. $3 per person. Wear closed toe leather shoes if possible. Doris Martin Dance Studio, 8511-h ferguson Ave. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-925-7416. ongoing Beginners Belly Dancing with Cybelle

For those with little-to-no dance background. Instructor is formally trained, has performed for over ten years. $15/person. Tues. 7pm-8pm. Private classes and walk ins available. Synergistic Bodies, 7724 Waters Ave. ongoing. 912-414-1091. info@cybelle3. com. ongoing Belly Dance classes with Nicole Edge

Every Sunday, 1:15-2:15PM All ages and skill levels welcome. $15.00 per class or 4/$48.00 ongoing. 912-5960889. ongoing Bellydance lessons with Happenstance Bellydance

All levels and styles of bellydance welcome. Classes are every Monday from 5:30-6:30pm. $15/lesson. Drop-ins welcome or call Carrie @(912)704-2940 for more info. happenstancebellydance@ happenstancebellydance. $15/lesson ongoing, 5:30 p.m. (912) 704-2940. ongoing, 5:30 p.m Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Suite B. C.C. Express Dance Team

Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm. Clogging or tap dance experience is necessary. Call Claudia Collier for info. ongoing. 912-748-0731. ongoing Windsor Forest Recreation Building, Windsor Forest. PICKDance for Peace A weekly gathering to benefit locals in need. Music, dancing, fun for all ages. Donations of nonperishable food and gently used or new clothing are welcomed. Free and open to the public. Sundays, 3 p.m. 912-547-6449. Sundays, 3 p.m Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Dynamics of Dance- Kids Camp 2013

Do you have a child who loves to dance or interested in dancing? Kids camp consists of sessions of dance for all ages 5-16. We will be teaching Jazz, Tap, Ballet warm-ups and stretches, Ballroom, and Belly dancing. Includes Kids Camp T-shirt, sessions $8 per, snacks, and exhibition on last day. $352.00 Tuesdays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.. 912.312.3549. salondebailedancestudio. com. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 9 a.m. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson

Memorial Drive.

Home Cookin’ Cloggers

Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm, Nassau Woods Recreation Building, Dean Forest Road. No beginner classes at this time. Call Claudia Collier for info. ongoing. 912748-0731. ongoing Irish Dance Classes

Glor na Dare offers beginner to champion Irish Dance classes for ages 5 and up. Adult Step & Ceili, Strength and Flexibility, non-competitive and competitive programs, workshops, camps. Certified. Info via email or phone. ongoing. 912-704-2052. prideofirelandga@ ongoing Line Dancing

Take down Tuesdays. Jazzy Sliders Adult Line Dancing, every Tuesday, 7:30pm-10:00pm. Free admission, cash bar. Come early and learn a new dance from 7:30pm-8:30pm. ongoing. ongoing Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Mahogany Shades of Beauty

Dance classes--hip hop, modern, jazz, West African, ballet, lyrical and step. Modeling and acting classes. All ages/ all levels welcome. Call Mahogany for info. ongoing. 912-272-8329. ongoing Modern Dance Class

Beginner and intermediate classes. Fridays 10am-11:15am. Doris Martin Studio, 7360 Skidaway Rd. Call Elizabeth for info. ongoing. 912-354-5586. Pole Dancing Classes

Beginners class, Wednesdays, 8pm. Level II, Mondays, 8pm. $22/one class. $70/four classes. Preregistration required. Learn pole dance moves and spins while getting a full body workout. Pole Fitness Classes Monday/Wednesday, 11am. Nothing comes off but your shoes. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-398-4776. ongoing Fitness Body & Balance Personal Training Studio, 2209 Rowland Ave, Suite 2. Salsa Lessons by Salsa Savannah

Tues. 8pm-9pm and 9pm-10pm. Thur. 8pm-9pm and 9pm-10pm. Sun. 5pm6pm and 6pm-7pm. Salon de Maile, 704B Hodgson Memorial Dr., Savannah, 31406. CS

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Yard SaleS 204 INDOOR YARD SALE! Saturday, June 29th, 8-12. FRANK G MURRAY Community Center, 160 Whitemarsh Isl. Rd. (next to Island’s High School) 898-3320. Come cool off & Shop Island-style!! Want to be a vendor? Rent a table space for only $10, limited availability

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806 Allen Street: 2BR House, gas heat, no appliances. $500/month plus security deposit.


•825 Jamestown Rd: Nice 3BR/2BA home located in quiet Jamestown Subd. featuring family room w/fireplace & large backyard. Call Lester @ 912-313-8261 or Deloris 912-272-3926 Call 912-721-4350 and Place Your Classified Ad Today!

Home For Rent Newly Renovation 2108 Iowa St 4BR, 2 Full Bath, CH/A Total electric W/D hook-up, Bonus Room. $1100mo $1100 dep 912 844-1742 HOUSES 3 Bedrooms 166 Lion’s Gate $1550 2310 Pinetree Rd $895 1702 E. 35th St. $825 2210 Hawthorn St. $725 2 Bedrooms 2309 E. 42nd St. $750 APARTMENTS One Bedroom 917-A Harmon St. $855 315-B E.57th St. $625 Two Bedrooms 917-B Harmon St. $925 Three Bedrooms Pooler/Twnhse 303 Gallery Way-$1000 Three Bedrooms 123 Harmon Creek $825 Furnished Loft 321 Broughton St. $1500 3-4 Month Rental 116 1/2 E. Gaston St. $1495 FOR DETAILS & PICTURES VISIT OUR WEB PAGE WWW.PAMTPROPERTY.COM Pam T Property 692-0038 NEAR DEAN FOREST 2 BR/1 Bath, no pets. Taking applications. $550/mo. + dep. No Section 8. 912-234-0548


307 Treat Avenue,Savannah. Newly renovated, 3BR, 1 Full Bath, LR, DR, kitchen w/refrigerator, electric stove, washer/dryer connection, CH&A. Will accept tenants other than Section 8. $900/month. 912-604-8308


•1BR Apts, washer/dryer included. $25 for water, trash included, $625/month. •2BR/1.5BA Townhouse Apt, total electric, w/washer & dryer $675. 912-927-3278 or 912-356-5656

Southside Condo

2BR/2 Full Baths, w/d connections, screened porch, pool, down stairs unit, on bus line. $700 cash dep, $ 775 rent, small pets under 20lbs ok. No calls after 8pm

please. 912-308-0206

SPECIAL! 1812 N. Avalon Dr. 2BR/1.5BA. Only 1 left at this price. $675/mo, $500/dep.

SPECIAL! 1303 E.66th: 2BR/2 Bath, W/D connection, near Memorial Hosp. and Mercer Medical School. $725/month, $500/dep

SPECIAL! 11515 White Bluff Rd. 1BR/1BA, all electric, equipped kitchen, W/D connection. Convenient to Armstrong College. $595/month 207 EDGEWATER RD. Southside near Oglethorpe Mall. 2BR/2BA $775/mo., $500/dep. DAVIS RENTALS 310 E. MONTGOMERY X-ROADS 912-354-4011 OR 656-5372

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13 Hibiscus Ave: 4BR/1BA, furnished kitchen, CH&A, wall-to-wall carpet & more. $800/month. Call 507-7934 or 927-2853 Whitemarsh Island Garage Apartment 1 LR/KIT Unfurnished, all utilities $750 per month 1 year quired. Available July pointment only. 912-898-0179

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***WHY RENT when you can OWN for darn close to what you are paying your landlord! Call Pamela for free options.What do you have to lose??... Serving Savannah area 803.586.9494 369091

•Available Now! Really nice inside & out! 3BR/1.5BA, LR, DR, new wood floors, new paint interior & exterior, new vinyl floors in baths, new ceiling fans, new high-efficiency windows & sliding glass door, utility room, carport. $999/rent, $979/security deposit. •Available Now! 3BR/1BA, LR, family room, dining area, large kitchen, laundry room, central heat & A/C, shed w/electricity & concrete floor. No pets or smoking.$959/Rent + security deposit $999. (1yr. lease required) Police & Military Discount NO SECTION 8 OR SMOKING ACCEPTED. 912-920-1936 rooms for rent 895

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.


$75 Move-In Special Today!! Clean, furnished, large. Busline, central heat/air, utilities. $100-$130 weekly. Rooms w/bathroom $145. Call 912-289-0410.


CLEAN, comfortable rooms. Washer/dryer, air, cable, ceiling fans. $115-$145 weekly. No deposit. Call Ike @ 844-7065 CLEAN, QUIET, NICE ROOMS & EFFICIENCES from $100-$215. Near Buslines.Stove, Refrigerator, Washer & Dryer .For More Info Call 912-272-4378 or Email:

CADILLAC Eldorado, 2001- New tires, new battery. Clean inside, cold A/C, pearl white. $3,000. Call 912-323-5333


Private bath and kitchen, cable, utilities, washer furnished. AC & heat, bus stop on property. No deposit required. Completely safe, manager on property. Contact Cody, 695-7889 or Jack, 342-3840.



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.

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


FORD F-150 XL, 1999-One owner, clear title.Excellent condition. engine runs but makes knocking sound. $1800 OBO.See pics at Craigslist. 912-349-0231


Furnished, affordable room available includes utility, refrigerator, central heat/air. $115-$140/weekly, no deposit.Call 912-844-3609 NEED A ROOM? STOP LOOKING! Great rooms available ranging from $115-$140/weekly. Includes refrigerators, central heat/air. No deposit. Call 912-398-7507. NEW ROOMS FOR RENT Freshly painted rooms including, cable, central air/heating, washer & dryer. No deposit. $100-$150/week. Call 912-401-8899, Marie. 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.

ROOM FOR RENT Washer & Dryer, CH/A great location, $140-$150 weekly Please Call Jason 912-401-8899 ROOMMATES WANTED VERY CLEAN. Stove, refrigerator, cable, washer/dryer included. On bus line. Starting at $125/week. Call 912 272-6919 Rooms available: utilities included, small deposit. Starting at $500./mo. Call for details. 912-484-9427 transportation 900

cars 910

2007 TOYOTA Rave 4 Red Color, key list entry, power window & power seat 70k Single Owner, good condition

$12,500.00 912-247-6694


$100 & Up Furnished, includes utilities, central heat/air, Comcast cable, washer/dryer. Ceramic tile in kitchen. Shared Kitchen & Shared bath. Call 912-210-0144

cars 910

BMW 325I, 2004- Immaculate condition, 119K miles, Good tires, Loaded, Serviced. Selling way below KBB suggested retail value. Price: $6,750. Call Paul 912-660-7532 or Michael 912-344-5975. Beachway Auto CADILLAC CTS, 2004- pearl white, tan leather. fully loaded, 122K miles, like new, one owner. $8,499.00 912-663-7822

LEXUS ES 300, 2000

Nice interior. Black with real tan leather seats, cold A/C, engine runs good. Needs transmission work. $2,500. Call 912-898-8133

MERCURY Sable LS, 2005- 104K miles, Cold A/C, PW, PL, Cruise, Leather, Red. Only $3,950. Call Michael 912-660-7532 or Paul 912-344-5975. Beachway Auto Boats & accessories 950 Angler 180 F 18 FT Fiberglass with 115 Mercury Motor Boat Trailer AK 17 FT. Like New $12,000.00 912-925-8597 Campers/rVs 960

32ft Coachman Catalina

RV Coachman, 2011- 32ft. BHDS travel trailer, 2 slides, A/C,heater,microwave,sleeps 8,near mint condition,master,FULL bath w/tub $17,999. (912)658-7500

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WINDSOR FOREST HOMES •Available Now! 3BR/1.5BA, family room has been used as 4th BR, new CH&A, new interior paint, new energy efficient windows and sliding doors. Conveniently located. $999/month, $989/security deposit. Military or Police Discount.

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This weekend, it’s Savannah’s first three-day jam band festival. Find out about the Summer Solstice Festival, and converse with Zach Deputy,...

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This weekend, it’s Savannah’s first three-day jam band festival. Find out about the Summer Solstice Festival, and converse with Zach Deputy,...