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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 WAG@connectsavannah.com. 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.
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What: Learn about native species. Of-
What: Sand Gnats vs. Rome Braves When: 7:05 p.m Where: Grayson Stadium Cost: $7 general admission Info: sandgnats.com
fered by Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, at the Visitor Center. When: 9-11 a.m Where: Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive off S.C. 170. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: 843-784-2468. fws.gov/savannah/
Theatre: Speech and Debate
What: Three high school misfits deal with life and a scandal in Stephen Karam’s dark comedy. When: 7:30 p.m Where: Bay Street Theatre at Club One, 1 Jefferson St. TICKETS: $15 at speechdebate.net
Film: Criminally Insane, aka Crazy Fat Ethel (1975, USA)
What: A psychotronic Film Society presentation. Suitable for ages 15+. When: 8 p.m Where: Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Cost: $6 Info: SentientBean.com
Ol’ Devil Sherman and the Mint Juleps
38th St. between M.L. King, Jr. Blvd. and Montgomery St. When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m Cost: Free.
What: A burlesque retro spectacularand variety show with burlesque dancers the Savannah Sweet Tease. When: 8 p.m Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Cost: $20. Student/Military $15. Info: musesavannah.org
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Steven Spielberg’s fantasy/sci-fi/feel-good classic ET is at the Trustees Saturday
Theater: The Secret Garden
What: Hampstead Stage Company presents a two-actor play based on Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic book. Interactive with the audience. All ages. Locations: West Broad Library, 10:30 a.m. W.W. Law Library, 2:30 p.m. Oglethorpe Mall Library, 4:30 p.m. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: liveoakpl.org/
What: Three high school misfits deal
with life and a scandal in Stephen Karam’s dark comedy. When: 7:30 p.m Where: Bay Street Theatre at Club One, 1 Jefferson St. TICKETS: $15 at speechdebate.net
Ol’ Devil Sherman and the Mint Juleps
Thursday Sand Gnats Military Appreciation Night, Thirsty Thursday
What: Connect Savannah sponsors half
price draft beer and soda. Players wear military inspired uniforms which will be auctioned to fans. Proceeds benefit local military charities. Plus, there's baseball! Gnats vs. Rome Braves. When: 7:05 p.m Where: Grayson Stadium Cost: $7 Gen. Adm. Free for active duty/ retired military with ID. Info: sandgnats.com
Theatre: Speech and Debate
What: A burlesque retro spectacular- and variety show with burlesque dancers the Savannah Sweet Tease. When: 8 p.m Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Cost: $20. Student/Military $15. Info: musesavannah.org
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What: All testing is confidential, quick, and does not use needles. Results on site in about 20 minutes. Sponsored by Coastal Health District and Chatham CARE Center. Location: Wells Park--
What: Broadway Cabaret night. Live mu-
sic, 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: 912-525-5040. lucastheatre.com
Theater: The Secret Garden
What: Hampstead Stage Company presents a two-actor play based on Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic book. Interactive with the audience. All ages. Locations: Thunderbolt Library, 11 a.m. Islands Library, 1:30 p.m. Southwest Chatham Library, 4:30 p.m. Info: liveoakpl.org
What: Join Savannah's bicycle community for a free ride to raise awareness for bike rights. When: Last Friday of every month, 6 p.m Where: Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St.
Film: Top Hat
What: The 1935 dance musical with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. When: 7 p.m Where: Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Cost: $8
Theatre: Boeing, Boeing
What: Tony Award-winning comedy about an American living in Paris, juggling three flight-attendant fiancees. When: 7:30 p.m Where: Tybee Arts Center, 7 Cedarwood Dr. Cost: $18 Gen. Adm. $15 TAA members. Info: 912-786-5920. TybeeArts.org
Saturday Sand Gnats Game & Fireworks
What: The Gnats vs. Rome Braves. Fireworks after the game When: 6:05 p.m Where: Grayson Stadium Cost: $7 Gen. Adm. Info: sandgnats.com
What: Steven Spielberg’s 1982 classic. When: 8 p.m Where: Trustees Theater, 216 East
What: Three high school misfits deal
with life and a scandal in Stephen Karam’s dark comedy. When: 7:30 p.m Where: Bay Street Theatre at Club One, 1 Jefferson St. TICKETS: $15 at speechdebate.net
Forsyth Farmers Market
What: Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods. When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m Where: Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St.
Savannah Needs Relief – Stop the Violence Peace Rally
What: A family-oriented anti-crime rally featuring Mayor Edna Jackson, SCMPD Chief Willie Lovett, and District
Attorney Meg Heap. Forum for citizens to raise concerns. Cook-out and children's games. Emerald Street behind Greater Gaines Chapel A.M.E. Church, 1006 May Street. When: 11 a.m.-1 p.m Cost: Free and open to the public.
SpitFire Saturday Open Mic & Showcase
What: The monthly open-mic showcase that incorporates music, poetry, visual art, and many other artistic forms of expression. Sign up begins at 7:30pm. When: 8 p.m Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Cost: $3 Spitters. $5 Sitters. Info: musesavannah.org
Theatre: Boeing, Boeing
What: Tony Award-winning comedy about an American living in Paris, juggling three flight-attendant fiancees. When: 7:30 p.m Where: Tybee Arts Ctr, 7 Cedarwood Dr. Cost: $18 Gen. Adm. $15 members. Info: 912-786-5920. TybeeArts.org
Sunday Savannah Winds Patriotic Concert
What: Savannah Winds of Armstrong Atlantic State University. When: 3 p.m
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Sand Gnats presents TailsSpin Bark in the Park & Kids Eat Free
What: Bring your dog to the game to watch Sand Gnats vs. Rome Braves. Kids 12 and under receive a free slice of Marco's pizza, and one small soda. When: 2:05 p.m Where: Grayson Stadium Cost: $7 Gen. Adm. Info: sandgnats.com
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Theatre: Boeing, Boeing
What: Tony Award-winning comedy about an American living in Paris, juggling three flight-attendant fiancees. When: 3:30 p.m Where: Tybee Arts Center, 7 Cedarwood Dr. Cost: $18 Gen. Adm. $15 TAA members. Info: 912-786-5920. TybeeArts.org
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Tuesday Gnats Natty Light Two for Tuesday
What: Gnats take on the Hickory Crawdads. Get two Natty Lights for the price of one all night long. When: 7:05 p.m Where: Grayson Stadium Cost: $7 Gen. Adm.
Wednesday Baseball and Fireworks
What: Sand Gnats take on Crawdads, then wrap up with a bang. When: 6:05 p.m Where: Grayson Stadium Cost: $7 Gen. Adm.
Film: La Traque (1975, France)
What: It's all about the records. Bring them, spin them, or just listen. How-toDJ demos 5-6pm. When: Last Sunday of every month, 5-10 p.m Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Cost: $3 donation Info: vinyl912.tumblr.com
What: Psychotronic Film Society presents a brutal and unpredictable French thriller reminiscent of the classic "humans hunting humans" film The Most Dangerous Game. When: 8 p.m Where: Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Cost: $6
Theatre: Speech and Debate
Tybee Island's Independence Day Fireworks
What: Three high school misfits deal
with life and a scandal in Stephen Karam’s dark comedy. When: 7:30 p.m Where: Bay Street Theatre at Club One, 1 Jefferson St. TICKETS: $15 at speechdebate.net
What: Annual night-before-Independence Day display at the beach. Cost: Free and open to the public Info: VisitTybee.com
Monday Sand Gnats Dollar Monday
What: Savannah's pro baseball team takes on Hickory Crawdads. $1 for hot dogs, chips, sodas and Natty Lights. $1 Admission with online coupon or instore coupon from Kroger. When: 7:05 p.m Where: Grayson Stadium Cost: $1 with coupon. $7 Gen.Adm. Info: sandgnats.com
Leopold's Ice Cream "I Pledge" Day
What: Children 12 and under earn a free ice cream cone by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. A nationwide ice-creamstore movement started by our own Stratton Leopold that has now reached 100 ice cream stores across the US. When: 4-7 p.m Where: Leopold's Ice Cream, 212 East Broughton St. Cost: Free and open to the public Info: leopoldsicecream.com
@ Savannah Riverfront Fourth of July on the River. July 4-7. @ Seersucker Live: July 5. Pirates’ House. @ Bay Street Theatre: Speech & Debate. June 27-30, Club One. @ Ol’ Devil Sherman & the Mint Juleps, June 27-28, Muse Arts Warehouse. @ 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. @ Sandra Bernhard. Sept. 8. Club One. @ The Collective Face: Equus. Sept. 20-Oct. 6, Muse Arts Warehouse.
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This week, while everyone in the world is talking about Paula Deen, something else is happening which will also have great potential impact on our tourist industry: The results of a $300,000 “feasibility” study on a cruise ship terminal go public. (Want to read about Paula? See Chrystal Arboleda Lopez’s piece on page 12). I use air quotes above because the company contracted for the study is in the business of building such facilities. I bet they’ll rank our feasibility pretty high, don’t you? We’ve heard the siren song of a cruise ship terminal for quite awhile, going back at least one mayor and two city managers. Visit Savannah President Joe Marinelli says in his experience there’s no other tourism-related issue “that people are as passionate about from one end of town to the other. I hear some very emotionally charged opinions on both sides.” I’d expect to hear more of those opinions after the study comes out; the task force on cruise ships will be reconvened in an effort to push the terminal to fruition. I thought the Carnival Cruise “ship of death” debacle last February would have sunk the idea. But not even the specter of negative PR associated with Carnival’s Triumph — a feces-and-urine-splattered, disease-ridden, fire-damaged wandering pariah — is enough to keep local cruise ship backers from continuing to push hard. Apparently, the irony involved in the fact that the Triumph ended up disembarking its 4,000 befouled, sick passengers at a defunct and unused cruise terminal in Mobile, Alabama, escaped most everyone. A terminal made defunct and unused by... wait for it... Carnival Cruise Line’s own abrupt decision to leave Mobile after that city’s $20 million investment to attract and keep the company. Cruise terminals all over the country — Houston, San Diego, Norfolk — have been jilted in a similar manner, and left with similar bills to pay. Savannah taxpayers are being asked to make a similar up-front investment, with a similar chance of success. “When these big cruise lines make a decision to pull out of a market, it’s just a phone
call,” local resident and cruise terminal opponent Kent Harrington tells me. “And they’re gone just like that.” Harrington says when cruise lines leave, taxpayers at ports of call are often still on the hook for years of paying down bond issues to build and/or improve the terminal. Mobile, for example, continues to pay $2 million a year after the ships are gone. (Adding insult to injury, Carnival is suing the shipyard that took in the stricken Triumph after damage from an April storm.) Anecdotal evidence about passionate opinions aside, I’ve yet to meet anyone outside city government who really thinks a cruise terminal is an all-out fantastic idea, Alderman Tony Thomas being by far the project’s most vocal backer. I suspect some T-shirt shop owners on River Street might also think it’s fantastic. Waterfront restaurants might welcome the predictable waves of tourists. And I suppose some tour companies look forward to warm bodies with an hour to spend on a quick-hit tour with a ghost story thrown in. But what’s the long-term payoff for the rest of us from such a weighty investment — perhaps as high as $100 million? As much as Savannah views itself as Charleston with to-go cups — and I say that lovingly — we might learn from the mistakes of our older sister. The presence of Carnival Cruise Lines at a $30 million terminal downtown has singlehandedly landed Charleston on the National Trust’s “Most Endangered Historic Places.” The problem with cruise ships isn’t only the potential long-term liability for taxpayers or the rapid discharge of often lowspending tourists who tend to crowd out visitors with more to offer the local economy. The problem is also pollution. Cruise ships don’t just burn fuel on the way in and out of port. They run diesel
engines pretty much constantly for one reason or another. “If shore power isn’t provided to them,” says Harrington, “they run their engines 24 hours a day to generate electricity while they’re docked. That’s 24 hours a day of exhaust clouds pouring downtown,” a chief complaint about Carnival in Charleston. Politicians will tout the job growth of a cruise ship terminal, the words “new jobs” having the same powerful use for them as “fighting terrorism” or “for the children.” But, except for a few part-time seasonal jobs tied to the cruise ship schedule, and extra hours worked by already-employed longshoremen, there won’t be much direct growth for the simple reason that most all the jobs are aboard the ship and stay there. So what’s in it for us onshore? Marinelli doesn’t have a yes/no position on cruise ships in Savannah, pointing out that the issue is more nuanced. “I think people tend to lump in all cruise ships with that big Carnival model. But the industry has changed dramatically over the past ten years or so. There are smaller and mid-sized lines handling a more high-end passenger,” Marinelli says, citing the example of a recent visit to Savannah by a $10,000 per passenger cruise sponsored by Harvard University and the Smithsonian. “They were here for a day and a half, eating and looking around and spending money in town, and I bet not one of them bought a T-shirt or a trinket,” he laughs. Marinelli concludes, “I like the fact that as a city we’re constantly looking at the future, at different ideas and possibilities, and at what we need to do to stay relevant as a tourist destination,” adding that cruise ships are potentially a part of that relevancy mix — if done properly. So if you trust your elected and appointed officials to do it “properly,” then don’t worry, be happy. Have another daiquiri. But if you do worry about the effects of a cruise ship terminal on the long-term health of the local economy and environment, then it pays not to fall asleep on your watch. The cruise lines definitely won’t. cs
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Through a PRISM darkly When the news “broke” earlier this month that the NSA has been spying on all of us, my first impulse was to take to my paddleboard. Escape from Big Brother’s sinister monocle was the obvious intent. With only a grapefruit-flavored La Croix and a granola bar for sustenance, I paddled out and followed the tide across to Little Tybee, where there are no cell phone towers, no electricity and very little company except for a few fellow societal truants and the occasional dolphin. Still, after I made it past the tricky current near the marsh and pulled ashore, I flipped both middle fingers to the sky, just in case any satellites happened to be passing by. I also needed a break from the social media spazfest, as folks either panicked themselves into hyperventilation over privacy invasion or bellowed for Edward Snowden’s traitorous head on a popsicle stick. But as far as I could tell, no one wanted to leave their air-conditioning to actually do anything about it. It’s always wonderful to see Americans express any kind of outrage, but I’m mystified by the sputtering shock. Corporations have been tracking our buying habits and favorite websites for years for their own gain, but no one’s tearing their hair out over a Papa John’s coupon floating on their screen for six months after they accidentally clicked on the website. That our phone calls and emails have been trolled by the NSA’s PRISM program as “metadata” should be news to no one. Where the hell have y’all been since 2001? That’s when the Patriot Act made this kind of surveillance legal in the name of homeland security. All Eddie did was make it official. Frankly, I’ve assumed that the government was all up in our business since reading George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four (in the actual year 1984, which totally blew my eighth-grade mind.) Sure, I was just a disenfranchised young paranoiac
back then, but I could easily imagine a future in which certain thoughts and ideas could be considered a crime — after all, Hitler had murdered six million Jews and four million communists, gays, Catholics and others deemed undesirable for their beliefs barely two generations before. Orwell taught me that a thinking person should always be suspicious of their government. I fantasized about burning my Social Secu-
examine past Civil Society columns for clues should I disappear under mysterious circumstances.) But honestly, haven’t we seen enough bumbling nonsense by now to know that the government isn’t as all-powerful as it used to be, or what we thought it used to be? Here’s what’s different about Hitler’s Germany and the U.S.’s attempts to track down a few terrorists via what amounts to a giant vat of information soup: The NSA uses the same internet as the rest of us. We may not have any secrets — but neither do they, for long. If Edward Snowden hadn’t talked to the Guardian, someone
bellyaching on Facebook, Americans haven’t felt the need to rise en masse and demand our Fourth Amendment rights back. Armchair outrage may be the new black, but we already know that every word we say or write can be recorded and used against us — or for a common good. (That is, as long as the cell towers are working. Our dependence on them is a whole other level of scary.) The truth (or someone’s version of it, anyway) is already out there, and it’s on Youtube: In May, conspiracy theorists everywhere danced jigs of joy when former Canadian defense minister Paul Hellyer announced
That our phone calls and emails have been trolled by the NSA’s PRISM program as “metadata” should be news to no one. Where the hell have y’all been since 2001? rity card and moving to a yurt in the Nevada desert, where I would expose that aliens were colluding with Congress to enslave us all with drugs embedded in fast food french fries. A few years later, when it became possible to type words into a box and send them across the world instantaneously (by magic? through a series of tubes?) of course I understood that THEY could read every word if they wanted. Hackers have existed as long as the internet itself; why wouldn’t the government have the same capability to burrow into codes and extract whatever it likes? The problem is that the government can use information it collects against its citizens, especially ones it doesn’t particularly enjoy. That’s not only repugnantly undemocratic, it’s dangerous. (Fortunately thus far, no one seems too interested in my affinity for sloth videos or that unpaid cable bill from 1992. On the other hand, journalist Michael Hastings was reportedly investigating the NSA for a story before his untimely death last week, so please don’t be afraid to
else would have come forward soon enough. And if our personal privacy can be nullified in the name of national security, recent events show us that national security will forever be compromised by people who speak up. In this age where our phones basically empower us as mini-media studios, information itself takes on a life of its own, beyond the control of any government. In the last two years, ordinary Arab citizens have deposed at least four despotic leaders — including the once-bionic Muammar Kaddafi, who had survived at least eight assassination attempts — with not much more than Twitter and a lot of yelling. When the Turkish government tear-gassed thousands who were civilly protesting unchecked urban development, we saw more citizens replace them by standing immobile in silent solidarity. We watched a few days ago as a million Brazilians — a brazillion! — marched in the streets to protest government corruption and increased public transportation fares. Information is power, and maybe that’s why in spite of all the
calmly to members of the U.S. Senate that not only do aliens exist, there are “at least four types” and they’ve been plotting with a menacing shadow government made up of members of the international banking cartel. Makes me wish I’d bought into the yurt market years ago. It also makes me wonder if Americans will stay angry about the NSA probes and Snowden’s sedition only until the next scandal or celebrity baby comes along. There on an uninhabited barrier island with tea-colored water lapping at my toes and my iPhone across the river, the tyranny and terror of Big Brother seemed far away, a fictional nightmare even. As I glimpsed my husband round the point in his kayak followed by my children paddling behind, I put it out of my mind entirely. I could almost make myself believe that the only real salvation is through the relationships we cultivate face to face, and the only safe places are those we can arrive at by our own strength and grace. cs
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UU organizer Vicki Weeks has posted an online survey to get community input for a low-power FM radio station in Savannah.
When the Federal Communications Commission announced last week that the airwaves are open, the people were listening. Thanks to the Local Community Radio Act of 2010, groups around the country have the opportunity to create their own low-power FM community radio stations for the first time in over a decade. Qualified non-profits, educational institutions and Native American tribes are eligible, and thousands are expected to fill the FCC inbox with applications, due October 29, 2013. At least two Savannah organizations have already made great strides towards a point on the FM dial. The Unitarian Universalist Church
meets the basic FCC qualifications and is deep into phase one of the application process. Along with funding the required $3500 engineering study, the UU planning committee must include a detailed description of the proposed station. So far its vision for a community radio station mirrors UU’s values of social justice, equality and inclusion as well as its history of advocating for civil rights. But planned programming extends much further than church doctrine. “This would be a venue for local news and local music as well as a
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The church has also asked members to contribute suggestions to fill the hours, and Weeks has posted an online survey so the general public can contribute ideas. The survey can be found at www.surveymonkey. com/s/7KR5HQK and will be open until July 15. A constant champion for progressive action, Weeks is also one of the grassroots organizers behind the local Coffee Party chapter and the recent push for City Council to adopt a resolution against Citizens United, the “corporations are people” ruling. Community radio means no corporate influences, though she and the rest of the UU team welcome local business sponsors.
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free on its website, but the groups that get special attention must meet a set of criteria that aligns with Prometheus’ mission of helping underserved communities find a voice. “We’re a small non-profit ourselves, so we have to prioritize,” continues Smith. “Are they going to bring new voices to the airwaves? Most radio is owned by a few corporations. People of color and women have been historically left out. We’re trying to make space for diversity.” Historically, when low-power FM stations have come available, they’ve quickly been taken up by extreme right-wing religious groups. Programming tends towards a narrow set of values, a circumstance that Prometheus is trying to prevent. UU and Savannah Community Radio have been deemed good radio stewards by Prometheus for their wide focus on different parts of the Savannah community. If awarded the FCC license, the stations have unlimited potential: Spanish-speaking farmworkers in Florida used their community radio station to advocate for better working conditions. Community radio is a vital part of youth programming in California and Hawaii. Stations can also grow into vibrant hubs where people gather to create other media, solve problems, showcase local talent and celebrate differences as well as common visions. “Around here we say that community radio is 90 percent community, 10 percent radio,” sums up Smith. But even as the UU and SCR committees work to complete their applications, they still must construct stations and acquire equipment. Startup costs will be at least $15,000, and Weeks thinks the UU station might have to raise up to $50,000 to raise its antenna. Staffed primarily by committed volunteers, any community radio station will surely be a labor of love. But that won’t stop the broadcasting endeavors. “Once this window closes, it’s done for a generation,” says Weeks. “We have a tremendous opportunity here to create something for everyone.” cs Fill out the UU Community Radio survey at www.surveymonkey.com/s/7KR5HQK through July 15.
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That could mean direct financial donations or other kinds of partnerships: The church’s downtown location on Troup Square isn’t an ideal spot from which to broadcast, since the low-power signal would be limited to a five-mile radius. A better place would be somewhere further south near DeRenne Avenue, where the signal would reach the maximum amount of Savannah citizens. “We don’t have an exact location yet, but there are some local businesses that have large buildings out that way that may come on board,” says Weeks. To navigate the FCC’s complex and competitive application process, UU has been working closely with the Philadelphia-based Prometheus Radio Project. Holding up the new low-power FM stations “as a tool for social justice organizing and a voice for community expression,” Prometheus provides legal, technical and fundraising advice for potential fledgling stations as well as moral support. A Prometheus representative first came through Savannah in December to drum up interest in starting a community radio station. About two dozen people attended the meeting organized by local musicians Dare Dukes and Anna Chandler, both of whom are involved in the arts and social justice communities. Dukes is also currently working to build a cooperative of forwardthinking non-profits to run a station whose mission is to provide local, progressive programming. Savannah Community Radio is in talks with a high-profile community partner and expects to submit an application in October as well, though for a different point on the FM dial that would not compete with UU’s application. “I’m thrilled the UU is going for their own frequency,” says Dukes. “The more progressive groups get these frequencies the better!” Several other unnamed groups have made inquiries about starting a Savannah station. The rest of the country is also buzzing for radio. “We’ve been contacted by about 5,000 groups who want to start up a station,” estimates Ian Smith, a Prometheus program manager. “Of those, we’ll end up working with about five or six hundred. Our role is to demystify the process.” Prometheus provides step-by-step application advice as well as open source software and other tools for
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How to eat fried words BY NOW, most all of you have heard about the controversial comments that culinary star and local fixture Paula Deen made during a deposition given last month. Racism isn’t a topic that’s easily digested, but over the weekend I had a number of conversations about the subject during my night job as a server — with locals, tourists, northerners, southerners, and with fellow restaurant workers. (I’m not a small talk girl, not even while I’m waiting tables.) The quote of Deen’s brought up most often during my passing conversations was about her description of the “really Southern plantation wedding” she wanted to emulate for her brother. While she denies using the N-word, which was part of the allegation in the lawsuit, she does admit to mentioning her consideration of an all-black wait staff for her brother’s wedding. “I remember telling them about a restaurant that my husband and I had recently visited. And I’m wanting to think it was in Tennessee or North Carolina or somewhere, and it was so impressive,” Deen said. “The whole entire wait staff was middle-aged black men, and they had on beautiful white jackets with a black bow tie. I mean, it was really impressive. And I remember saying I would love to have servers like that, I said, but I would be afraid that somebody would misinterpret.” And now that these details are in the media spotlight — are people misinterpreting or taking offense when necessary? The lawsuit against Deen, her brother (Bubba Hiers), and Deen’s empire (Paula Deen Enterprises, LLC, The Lady & Sons, LLC, The Lady Enterprises, Inc., and Uncle Bubba’s Seafood and Oyster House, Inc.) is stuffed with allegations of racial discrimination in the workplace, from uses of racial slurs to people allegedly having to use separate bathrooms based on race. I heard many opinions while at my serving job. While some of the people
I came across deemed Deen racist, many others decided the answer wasn’t that shortsighted. A table I waited on agreed that she was eating her words at one point during the deposition. The transcript shows that she was stumbling on her answer when asked if she had ever used the N-word. The words “I don’t know” were repeatedly interrupting her response.
And I will admit that I have made more jokes about my own race(s) than I’ve heard. Honestly, the only struggle I’ve had when thinking about my own race was figuring out which box to check. And isn’t that the way it should be — that race is not definitive? I wish it were that easy. “That’s kind of hard. Most — most jokes are about Jewish people, rednecks, black folks. Most jokes target — I don’t know. I didn’t make up the jokes, I don’t know,” said Deen. “They usually target, though, a group. Gays or straights, black, redneck, you know, I just don’t know — I just don’t know what to say. I can’t, myself, determine what offends another person.” (She’s right about that last part. Ever accidentally mention menopause when your mother is angry?) But categorizing what most jokes are about probably wasn’t the best reaction. (Because it’s simply not true — most jokes are about sex.) As I was serving and contemplating
Deen’s comment, at the same time I began to reflect on my own race — something I seldom do. Probably because I’m half Asian and half Hispanic and don’t really know what to do with myself about it. And I will admit that I have made more jokes about my own race(s) than I’ve heard. Honestly, the only struggle I’ve had when thinking about my own race was figuring out which box to check. And isn’t that the way it should be — that race is not definitive? I wish it were that easy. While Deen pointed out that she wasn’t trying to discriminate by categorizing those servers by their race, she was right to be “afraid that someone would misinterpret.” Being a server is a pride-swallowing job. Having to put the stigma of race and a time period of oppression on top of it is an unnecessary job. But a fellow server commented that she didn’t make up the restaurant she wanted to emulate. There are places that hire people to do these things — to play a role, fully aware of the job description. “Think of Medieval Times, and how they urge you to call your waitresses ‘wenches.’ Is that offensive?” another coworker of mine added. (But, can we do that at Hooters?) Well, maybe there simply shouldn’t be places where discrimination is part of the theme of the workplace. The offense of Deen’s comment doesn’t simply lie in having a waitstaff of a single race. There is offense derived from the idea that she and other guests would enjoy being served this way. Deen’s attorney, William Franklin, told the Associated Press in a statement, “Contrary to media reports, Ms. Deen does not condone or find the use of racial epithets acceptable.” Whether or not Paula Deen used the N-word is still speculation, and Deen’s “I don’t know”-filled response was an example of poor articulation. But why a person would have a racial preference for their servers is the bigger point of contemplation. (Tip included.) cs
Inmate attacks deputy Just before 11 p.m., June 16, Derek Rogers, an inmate at the Chatham County Detention Center, attacked the officer assigned to watch over him.
The officer was working in one of the housing units when Rogers “began telling him the phones weren’t working,” a police spokesman says. The officer attempted to try and get to the bottom of the situation by asking the inmate what was going on. “Agitation turned to aggression when Rogers crossed over on to the platform that serves as the officer’s work station and physically assaulted the officer,” the spokesman says. The officer gave the inmate several directives to stand down but he refused. The officer was immediately assisted by other nearby officers, and later was taken to the hospital and treated for
non-life threatening injuries. Inmate Rodgers has been charged with felony obstruction of an officer with harm/injury. His original charges, from Port Wentworth, were all for misdemeanors. • A 16-year-old suspect has been charged with armed robbery, hijacking a motor vehicle and other offenses after the stolen car he was driving collided with two police cars. The juvenile has been charged with robbing the owner of the car on the 200 block of West Oglethorpe Avenue after holding a box cutter to his face. A cell phone stolen during the robbery was recovered after the crash. Two other males in the car at the time, age 17 and 18, were questioned and released. The three males were taken into custody after the car they were in collided with a Georgia State Patrol car on Interstate 516. The 2013 Nissan Altima then sideswiped a police car. The Altima was taken Tuesday in the robbery of a 28-year-old man in front of his apartment about 11 p.m..
The owner said he was • Police have sitting in the car when a charged a 22-yearman placed a box cutter old suspect with to his face, ordered him murder and two out of the vehicle and counts of aggradrove away in it. vated assault in the The Georgia State Patrol shooting of three is investigating the colpeople that led to Derek Rogers lision. Metro detectives the death of one continue to investigate the victim May 16. robbery and collision. Mark Allen Undercover officers Adkins was charged in death of from the Chatham-Savannah CounFrederick Early and shooting of two ter Narcotics Team (CNT) identified women at Eagle and Richard streets the car traveling on 37th Street and in west Savannah. alerted a Metro officer who attempted Officers responded to the shooting a traffic stop on Interstate 16 just at 12:46 p.m. to find the victims outbefore 1 p.m. side with gunshot wounds. cs The car sped away and the Metro officer discontinued the pursuit, but a state trooper in the area interceded. He attempted to corral the Altima on a bridge on I-516, but it struck his car and then sideswiped the Metro car. Damage to each police car was slight but the Altima received heavier damage and had to be towed away. It Give anonymous crime tips to had been purchased a week ago and Crimestoppers at 234-2020 still bore a paper tag.
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news of the weird Eye Opener Chengdu, China, barber Liu Deyuan, 53, is one of the few who still provide traditional “eye-shaving,” in which he holds the eye open and runs a razor across the lids’ inner surfaces. Then, using a thin metal rod with a round tip, he gently massages the inside of each lid. Liu told a reporter for the Chengdu Business Daily in April that he had never had an accident (though the reporter apparently could not be enticed to experience the treatment himself, preferring merely to observe), and a highly satisfied customer reported afterward that his eyes felt “moist” and his vision “clearer.” A local hospital official said eye-shaving can scrape away scar tissue and stimulate the eyes to lubricate the eye sockets.
Cultural Diversity • One of April’s most popular Internet images consisted of face shots of the current 20 contestants for Miss South Korea - revealing that all 20 appeared eerily similar, and Westernized. Commented one website, “Korea’s plastic surgery mayhem is finally converging on the same face.” Wrote a South Korean commenter, “Girls here consider eye surgery just like using makeup.” Wrote another, “I loved this episode of The Twilight Zone.” The country has the highest rate of cosmetic surgery per capita in the world. • Michinoku Farm of Tokyo finally agreed in May to withdraw its whale meat dog chews, but only after angering
environmentalists for having favored $260,000 to compensate the victim. (2) the country’s pampered canines over Saudi cleric Abdullah Mohamed alendangered North Atlantic fin whales, Daoud in May urged his 100,000 Twitwhich were the source of the chews. ter followers to “sexually harass female The meat was purchased from Iceland, cashiers” to discourage them from which openly defies the international working outside the home. (He is the moratorium on whale meat. (Japan one who urged in February that babies officially disagrees with world consenbe veiled to protect them from sexual sus on which species are endangered.) harassment.) • A marriage-encourag• Closer to God Than ing initiative in the Sehore You Are: (1) Crystal district of India’s Madhya McVea, author of a Pradesh state awards gifts recent book chroniand financial assistance to cling her near-death WOULD YOU LIKE couples agreeing to wed in experience, told a “Fox An eye shave mass ceremonies, but the & Friends” TV host in with your country also suffers from April that among her haircut? a notorious toilet shortage. most vivid memories of Consequently, the district the incident was getting announced in May that to so close to God that she qualify for the government could “smell” him. (2) benefits, the groom must In May, Anna Pierre, submit to officials a photo a candidate for mayor of himself beside his own of North Miami, Fla., toilet to prove that he and announced on her Facehis wife will have home book page that she had sanitation. secured the endorsement of Jesus Christ. Latest Religious MesThat would be doubly fortunate for her since a month earlier, sages she had complained that unknown • Recurring Theme (People Purportpeople had been leaving bad-luck ing to Speak for Islam): (1) A Saudi Voodoo-ritual feathers, food scraps and judge ruled in April that it was finally candles on her doorstep. (Jesus’ stroke time for Ali al-Khawahir, 24, to sufis apparently not what it used to be: She fer for stabbing another boy in the finished seventh in the race.) back when Ali was 14. The victim was • Religious Messages From All Over: paralyzed, and under Saudi justice, (1) A catering company in LeicesterAli must also be struck with paralysis shire, England, became a holy site in or else raise the equivalent of about May after the Hindu owner found an
eggplant that resembles the elephantheaded Lord Ganesh. He said that he prays to it now twice daily and has so far welcomed about 80 visiting worshippers. (2) As part of his recent U.S. tour, the Dalai Lama, introduced to a University of Maryland audience by Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, greeted the governor on stage by rubbing noses with him.
Questionable Judgments • Expectant North Carolina parents Adam and Heather Barrington (who is due in July) have disclosed that they will accept underwater midwifing from the Sirius Institute of Pahoa, Hawaii, which arranges for the mother to swim with dolphins pre- and post-natally. “It is about reconnecting as humans with the dolphins so we can ... learn from one another,” said Heather. Said Adam: “Dolphins are very intelligent and healing, which ... calms mother and baby. ...” Biologists writing for the Discovery Channel, however, reminded readers that underwater births are extraordinarily dangerous and that dolphins are “wild animals” that gang-rape female dolphins and “toss, beat and kill small porpoises.” Said another, the Barringtons’ plan is “possibly the worst idea ever.” • Local Governments at Work: (1) Washington, D.C., began registering its dogs this year by their primary breeds and, faced with many owners who claimed not to know their dog’s heritage, quixotically settled on the Mexican hairless dog, or
Perspective Congress established the Interagency Working Group in 2009 to set guidelines on advertising healthy foods to children, and public comments on the guidelines are now being posted. General Mills appeared among the most alarmed by the IWG proposals, according to its comments
on the Federal Trade Commission website (as disclosed by Scientific American in May). Of the 100 most commonly consumed foods and beverages in America, GM asserted, 88 would fail the IWG standards, and if everyone in America started following the health recommendations, General Mills asserts that the cost of feeding the entire nation would increase $503 billion per year.
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“xoloitzcuintli” (pronounced “showlow-eats-QUEENT-lee,” according to The Washington Post) as the breed that will be listed in city records for those dogs. An official said the decision might encourage owners to learn more about their dog’s breed. (2) Of all the businesses that could fall out of favor with a local government, it was the restaurant Bacon Bacon that was shut down in May by the city of San Francisco - because of neighbors’ complaints about the smell! (The fragrance of bacon is widely experienced as entrancing all across America.) A petition to overturn the ruling was underway at press time. • More than 50 Iowa sex offenders have open-carry gun permits, thanks to a 2-year-old state law that requires any disapproving sheriff to demonstrate “probable cause” in advance that a sex offender will use a gun illegally in order to reject his application. Before that, a sheriff could use a sex offender’s previous felony conviction as sufficient cause. Said Washington County Sheriff Jerry Dunbar, “(J)ust the presence of a gun on a hip could be a threat to get (sex-crime victims) to cooperate.”
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A News of the Weird Classic (December 2009) But What If the Device Falls Into the Wrong Hands? A 55-year-old British man whose bowel was ruptured in a nearly catastrophic traffic accident has been fitted with a bionic sphincter that opens and closes with a remote controller. Ged Galvin had originally endured 13 surgeries in a 13-week hospital stay and had grown frustrated with using a colostomy bag until surgeon Norman Williams of the Royal London Hospital proposed the imaginative operation. Dr. Williams, who was interviewed along with Galvin for a November 2009 feature in London’s Daily Mail, wrapped a muscle transplanted from Galvin’s leg around the sphincter and attached electrodes to tighten or loosen its grip. CS
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I have noticed a high positive correlation between muff diving and a sore throat. Within a few hours I develop throat pain and sometimes, like now, a full-blown flu. Am I correct in assuming this must be from ingesting streptococcus or staphylococcus bacteria in mass quantities? Is there any way to sanitize the organ in question? —Justin Caise Uh, Justin. Understand that in the perfect world of the future, you’ll have to wear a sign saying, “CALLS IT ‘MUFF DIVING.’ DO NOT HAVE SEX WITH THIS MAN.” On to your question. Before we talk prevention, we need to figure out what you’ve got. Even if diagnosis over the Internet were a good idea, you haven’t provided enough detail. Do you have one oral-sex partner, or several? Has the alleged high positive correlation been statistically demonstrated, or did you have a sore throat the other day and the flu now, and from this you conclude that cunnilingus = world of woe? Whatever the facts are, we run into issues. If you have one partner and she’s also monogamous, you may get what she’s got, but then you’ve got it—you’re not going to get it multiple times. If, alternatively, you’re into frequent one-off sex with partners who are similarly disposed, thereby exposing yourself to every bug variant on earth, I suppose you could get repeated infections marked by sore throats, but probably you’d also exhibit numerous other symptoms you don’t mention. So what follows is speculation. First we need to distinguish infections transmitted while having sex from sexually transmitted infections. You can pick up all sort of germs from mere physical contact or proximity, including the rhinoviruses that might cause a sore throat. STIs, however, are transmitted primarily through sexual activity. We’ll discuss only the latter here: • Chlamydia can be spread by oral sex and cause tonsillitis. A maybe. • Meningitis can be spread by oral
sex, though the proven route is fellatio, and it generally causes headaches, not sore throat. We’ll cross this off the list. • Syphilis, which if untreated can lead to cancer, brain damage, and death, is typically spread by direct contact with a syphilis sore. One imagines you’d notice this. We’ll rule syphilis out too. • Candida infections can be spread from mouth to vagina, but evidently not the other way, and sore throats aren’t a symptom. Another no. • Bacterial vaginosis, some researchers think, can be spread by oral sex. The most noticeable symptom is a rottenfish smell in the vagina of the recipient. The other party presumably carries the responsible bacteria in his or her mouth, but they don’t cause sore throat. • HIV transmission via oral sex is, for the record, rare. • Other diseases spreadable by oral sex include herpes, urethritis, and varieties of hepatitis. Herpes often manifests as cold sores in and around the mouth, but not, so far as I know, sore throat. • Then there’s gonorrhea. Transmitted bacterially, gonorrhea is amenable to oral sex. Symptoms appear four to six days after contact and commonly include mouth infections. Fellatio is the most common route for these infections, which often afflict gay men. However, cunnilingus is also up there. One study found parties ministering orally to women were four times as likely to contract an oral gonorrhea infection. Now for the really bad part. Gonorrhea can infect your tonsils as a result of oral sex, and when it does can be tricky to cure: a study of Danish patients suffering from tonsillar gonorrhea found 11 of 13 had recently engaged in oral sex, and half the cases needed several courses of antibiotics. We’re not done yet. Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is commonly associated with genital warts, but also has a more sinister effect—it has become the chief cause of a type of throat cancer showing up more often in American men. 1988-2004, the rate of HPV-caused throat cancer increased 225 percent. Largely for this reason, after a steady decline since the 1980s, the trend reversed itself in the 2000s. Those who have ever performed oral sex have more than double the risk of HPV infection. One high-profile case may be actor Michael Douglas, who blames his stage-IV throat cancer on cunnilingus, although without more information about his use of tobacco and alcohol, such factors can’t be ruled out. By cecil adams
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Three by three: New Savannah acoustic music “I’ve always been obsessed with people who were just married to their instrument and their art form,” Todd Murray says, “like Jeff Buckley, Bill Evans, Rufus Wainwright, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan. They didn’t always need a band to do what they did.” Murray — you know him by his stage name Sincerely, Iris — is explaining why, despite a youthful infatuation with guitar greats like Jimmy Page, and the desire to be part of a rock ‘n’ roll band, he writes, plays and sings all by his lonesome. “I always saw myself in a band in the beginning,” he adds. “But I had trouble with people committing. I guess I had no other choice.” A Midwesterner who moved to Savannah in 2010, Murray has become a familiar figure on the local acoustic scene. This week, he’s releasing his third full-length album, Best Left Free, produced by Brenden Robertson of Love Music and Live Wire Sounds. It’s a bold, compelling set of original tunes, full of glorious lyrical twists and melodic turns. Sincerely, Iris remains Savannah’s most idiosyncratic (and enjoyable) acoustic artist. “Honestly, I think this is probably the most personal album that I’ve done,” Murray says. “There’s a couple of songs that are just made-up stories, like the one about falling in love with a girl at church. “My girlfriend’s father passed away last November, and a couple of the songs reflect on that.” The title tune is a rumination on
Sincerely, Iris (aka Todd Murray) has just put the finishing touches on Best Left Free; Lauren Lapointe’s new one is Superhero.
the nature of love and freedom, featuring Murray’s chiming guitars and hypnotic Celtic-style fiddle work from Ricardo Ochoa. Other Savannah guests on Best Left Free include James Lee Smith (guitar), Eric Dunn (bass), Adam Garner (drums) and pianist Kevin Wallace. All that stuff ’s used sparingly; the record’s core is Murray’s voice and guitar. “Savannah’s been very generous to me,” Murray says. “The first place I could make a living off of music. I’m pretty sure the whole time I was in Chicago I did not get paid for a gig, ever. “So it was nice to come to a place that appreciates music a little bit. I went to jazz school for two years, and I guess I just never practiced enough. And I had trouble improvising. “So it’s been really cool to come here and have a lot of good jazz players ask me if they could be on my record. They actually like my music.” Physical CDs are forthcoming, and in the meantime Best Left Free is available at www.sincerelyiris.bandcamp.com.
Also out this week is Superhero, the third full-length from Canadian-born singer/songwriter Lauren Lapointe, who’s been a Savannah resident for a few years now. Produced in Nashville by Thomm Jutz, a frequent collaborator with Nanci Griffith, Superhero — like Lapointe’s earlier records — features full Americana-band arrangements of her acoustic, country-flavored original songs. “I had an amazing experience in Nashville recording my new CD with the wonderful Thomm Jutz. I had the honor of working with incredible world-class musicians who were so humble and down-to-earth,” Lapointe says on her website. “Everyone put their heart and soul into making the record sound the best that it could, and I really feel like all of this good energy (as well as talent and ability) is reflected in how it sounds. I am so proud of this collection of songs and the way that the CD turned out.” She’ll celebrate the new release with a June 28 show at the Sentient Bean. On July 5, she’ll perform at
the Savannah Folk Music Society’s monthly “First Friday” event at First Presbyterian Church. For more, see www.laurenl.com.
Thomm Jutz also produced Isle of Hope, the just-out third one from esteemed singer/songwriter Jefferson Ross (see www.jeffersonross.com). Jeff and his wife Tami lived in Savannah for two years or so, during which time he was instrumental in putting together the Savannah’s Songwriters Showcase, spotlighting local acoustic writers and players (Jeff was usually prominent, and an audience favorite, in these multi-performer guitar pulls). The Rosses pulled up stakes and moved to Atlanta in May. Unlike earlier Jefferson Ross records, Isle of Hope is a strippeddown album, featuring just Jeff and Jutz, with “no wall between the artist and listener,” according to the artist. “I’m not sorry that I made the first two records like I did, but this time around I made it as honest and vulnerable as I possibly could.” CS
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Self-portrait: Blackrune is Matt McCullough, left, P.M. Goerner and Chris Goggans
Like an immense, gauzy beast rising slowly from a dark ocean, Blackrune will pursue and envelope you, and swallow you, and pass you on to a strange and multi-hued chemical world where nothing is as it seems.
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Well, that may be laying on the imagery a bit thick, but accurately describing this music requires a whole lot of words that Mr. Webster hasn’t even thought of yet. Blackrune is the latest musical project of P.M. Goerner, who used to make atmospheric psychedelia, using computer keyboards and synthesizers, under the moniker Magic Places. “Electronic music,” Goerner says, “was really kind of a refuge for me, when I didn’t have the instruments to engage with other people on more of an organic, creative basis. It was a way for me to make music and investigate things when I didn’t have any equipment.” Goerner refers to this era as “playing the buttons.” He’d arrived in Savannah from his native Greenville, S.C., a veteran of three-chord DIY punk bands and standard-issue rock ‘n’ roll. Ah, but Goerner’s dad had instilled in him
a love of Pink Floyd, and the band’s expert use of sonic textures to drive home this dreamlike image or that. From his mom, he turned on to Neil Young and other iconoclastic singer/songwriters who weren’t bound by the shackles of commercial success and its attendant expectations. In 2012, Magic Places morphed into Blackrune. “I bought a guitar again, that’s what happened,” Goerner laughs. “The first instrument I was really trained to play on.” Let’s try some descriptive words again, this time from Georner’s self-penned artist bio: Blackrune is “A nexus of eerie adventure music and dark fantasy soundtracks, which weave together the moods of occult mystery, ancient history, science fiction, and modern fantasy to create a uniquely curious heavy sound.” Blackrune is now a live band, too, with
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Goerner out front, coaxing and drilling his guitar through a bank of sinewy effects, washes and feedback. Chris Goggans plays bass, and Matt McCullough is on drums. They’ll be at Ashmore Gallery Friday, June 28, for a Safe//Sound show, along with Hallucinex and Rivals. Goerner, an admitted “control freak,” is chomping at the bit for the trio to play his hazy shoegaze timetravelogues for another appreciative audience. “I’m adept at indulging my own imagination,” he explains. “And to make that effective, and not just totally indulgent, you surround yourself with musicians that are better than you. “It’s good to be able to split the difference now, to indulge those very personal ideas — but it doesn’t really come to life until you bring it back to that organic space and do it with some other people. Find a way to do it live that really affects and engages people.” He’s releasing a handful of new studio tracks this week, in conjunction with the Ashmore show. P.M. Goerner is an artist, in that he’s creating his music for himself — and hopefully, you’ll tap into it. If not, well that’s OK. Like so many artists, he’s not making art in hopes of getting rich and famous. “It’s almost like a musical existentialism, in the sense that I look out in the world and I see that there’s this huge ocean of voices,” he says. “And the whole idea of competition seems really defeatist. It’s pointless. It takes away from the idea of people creating their own spaces. “There was a time and place for that, of course. A lot of times, I feel that the biggest bands in the world deserved to be there, because they worked hard enough to get themselves there, and they were talented enough to do it. It happens so rarely these days because that competition is divided among so many competitors. “I like this quote from Kurt Vonnegut: ‘The idea is not so much to fit in to something that’s already defined, so much as to connect like-minded people in new ways.’” CS
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Misfit teens are thrown together and discover truths both ugly and redeeming as they deal with their peers and the powers that be. Been there, done that. Ah, but Stephen Karam’s Speech and Debate is much deeper than a Molly Ringwald parable for today’s generation. “It’s very honest,” says Timothy Reynolds, who’s directing the show as Bay Street Theatre’s summer production. “I normally don’t like high school plays, ‘we’re kids, let’s talk about our problems,’ because I feel like that’s all been done with The Breakfast Club. And we don’t really need to re-hash it.” In Speech and Debate, Oregon high schoolers Howie, Diwata and Solomon band together in a quest to unmask their school’s (male) drama teacher, who’s been preying on young boys. Each of the characters is lonely and self-obsessed: Frumpy and freaky Diwata is a fanatic for blowsy Broadway musicals, Solomon is a nerdy reporter for the school paper, and Howie — openly gay and apparently the perv’s latest target — is trying to find himself. Reynolds, who directed Bay Street’s
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Travis Harold Coles, left, Valerie America Lavelle and Jeremy Kole appear in Bay Street Theatre’s Speech and Debate.
Reefer Madness in April, quickly discovered the richness in what the New York Times called a “funny and brilliantly performed little show.” If you haven’t guessed, Speech and Debate is a dark comedy. “What I like about it is, as it goes through the story it doesn’t go out of its way very naturally,” explains the director. “It avoids a lot of clichés. The characters are very real. And I was coming out of Reefer Madness, where all the characters are very fake and two-dimensional. To actually jump
into a show where we’re thinking of all things three-dimensionally, it’s a nice change of pace.” The trio’s conversations about freedom, independence and sexuality — all in the pursuit of what they feel is truth and justice — can get pretty frank and brutal. “I remember when I was in high school, something horrible would happen and we would make these off-color jokes about it,” Reynolds says. “That’s the way that you deal with it. And over the course of the
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show, as secrets are being revealed and the characters are being a little bit more open with each other, one of the instinctual responses is to laugh at it. To make a joke about it. And a lot of the jokes are really cutting, but the way that it’s written, it’s still really funny.” And unlike, say, The Breakfast Club, there’s no big resolution and no real moral. It’s all about the journey. “That’s one of the clichés that it avoids,” Reynolds stresses. “It’s not a play that presents answers.” Speech and Debate Where: Bay Street Theatre at Club One, 1 Jefferson St. When: At 7:30 p.m. June 27-30 Tickets: $15 at www.speechdebate.net
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Back in April, when Megan Jones and Bonnie Bozell launched their Kickstarter bid, they had no idea what would happen. The Savannah women pitched an old-time burlesque
show called Ol’ Devil Sherman and the Mint Juleps, hoping to bring their love of pinup culture, burlesque and vaudeville (“Lights! Music! Dancing and Singing!”) to a homegrown audience. Through Kickstarter donations, Jones and Bozell were able to raise more than their goal for the project, and we’ll get to see the results this week, June 27 and 28, at Muse Arts Warehouse. Early on, the Mint Juleps founders were joined by an aspiring burlesque troupe, the Savannah Sweet Tease, which provided the dancing element (aka “burly girls”) for the “hilarious and sexy” local revue. “The show gets the word out for our troupe,” says Wendy Denney, a choreographer who’s one of three Sweet Tease creative directors. “Kind of a dry run for our girls.” The Sweet Tease plan on performing — post-Juleps event — six or eight straight burlesque shows per year. The first one will be Sept. 20 at
the Jinx. As for this week’s Muse happening, it’s all about va-va-variety. “The show starts out with the Mint Juleps,” Denney explains, “which is like a throwback to the group routines in Singin’ in the Rain, the girls that come out at the party and dance. And they have belly dancers, a girl who’s dancing with a live boa constrictor, accordion players, comedians and a couple of girls doing a pretty traditional striptease.” Comedian, writer and actor Christopher Soucy will be your titular host, Ol’ Devil Sherman. “So it’s really more of a throwback to vaudeville,” says Denney, “rather than just burlesque.” CS Ol’ Devil Sherman and the Mint Juleps Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Road When: At 8 p.m. June 27 and 28 Tickets: $20 general admission ($15 students and military) Reservations: (912) 412-1469
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The Collective Face will begin its second full season as a repertory company in September, and artistic director David I.L. Poole has announced the group’s four upcoming shows. The 2012-2013 season featured several box office favorites, including Pride and Prejudice, What the Butler Saw and Shadowlands. Poole’s mission: Top that. The Collective Face has grown exponentially since it began in 2011. “I think the advantage of having a repertory company is that you have a family bond,” Poole says. “Traditionally, you cast actors show for show. With a rep company, you know beforehand who is going to playing the parts in a season. You form that family, and it becomes closer, tight knit. And you know how people are working with each other. “And you make a finer piece of theater, more constructed, better in the sense of relationships. Because most plays are about relationships. So if you know those relationships, we all grow as a company, together.” (Full disclosure: This reporter is a charter member of the company.) All Collective Face shows are at Muse Arts Warehouse. For details, including info on season subscriptions, see www.collectiveface.org.
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The Collective Face, cast, crew and family, 2013. Artistic director David I.L. Poole is in the second row from the top (wearing a red shirt and glasses).
Martin Dysart on Broadway; Richard Burton played the character in the 1977 film version. Bell, Book and Candle by John van Druten. Dec. 6-22. Originally cast on the London stage with Rex Harrison and Lili Palmer, and in the movies by James Stewart and Kim Novak. This romantic comedy is about a witch named Gillian, who falls in love with a mortal man. And before you can say “Darrin and Samantha,” all sorts of supernatural things conspire to keep them apart.
Fool For Love by Sam Shepard. March 7-23. May and Eddie are battling, bored lovers stuck in a motel in the Mohave Desert. As they quarrel and reconcile, and probe and ponder their lives, they come to understand more about each other than they ever thought possible. The Memory of Water by Shelagh Stephenson. May 9-25. A tragicomedy about three sisters dealing in different ways with the death of their mother from Alzheimer’s. The acclaimed British play became a 2002 film titled Before You Go. CS
between June Stratton of Whitney Gallery and Susan Laney of Laney Contemporary. Whitney Gallery, 415 Whitaker St.
Gallery Talk: Mark Dorf “Environmental Occupations” — Take a deeper
The Ghost Within — New
look at Mark Dorf’s photography exhibition in this 30 minute gallery talk by the artist. Museum admission. Free for SCAD and museum members. Thu., June 27, 6:30-7 p.m. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Reconstruction — A sitespecific, commissioned painting installation. Reception June 28, 6:30pm. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Rehearsals: The Practice and Influence of Sound and Movement — Works from
the Walter O. Evans Collection in dialogue with selected contemporary works. Reception and discussion: June 28, 5pm. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.
Hybrid — Chakaia
Booker’s exhibition of wall-mounted and freestanding sculptures. Reception Fri. June 28, 6:30pm SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.
Two Faced — Photography
meets graphic design in this exhibition by RAABstract, co-founder of The Soda Shop. Reception
works on paper by SCAD alumna Blanche Nettles Powers. Arnold Hall (SCAD), 1810 Bull St.
KNIHT — Works by Garret
Odenwelder, sculptural artist; and Isaac McCaslin, painter. The Butcher Tattoo Studio, 19 East Bay St.
Work by RAABstract is at the Sentient Bean, reception Tuesday evening
Tues. 7/2, 6-9pm. Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein Collection — An
exhibition of designs by 2013 Andre Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award winner Francisco Costa. Reception June 28, 6:30pm SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.
Continuing Act/Natural: Photography — Approximately 40 pho-
tographs from Telfair’s permanent collection that explore candid and staged compositions to create portraits. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.
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installation of hundreds of hand-made paper “guns” suspended from the ceiling. Through Sep. 22 Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.
Candice Breitz: Queen (A Portrait of Madonna) — Video artist Brietz’s
multichannel video installation, featuring avid Italian Madonna fans performing their way through Madonna’s “Immaculate Collection” album. March 5 - July 14. 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,
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and styles. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Facing South: Portraits of Southern Artists by Jerry Siegel — Jerry Siegel’s ap-
proximately 50 black-andwhite and color portraits. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.
Message — Work by Randy
Akers and Christopher Williams. Showcases historical research through encaustic paintings, photography and sculpture. Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St.
New York Accents — An
SCAD alumnus Mark Dorf (B.F.A., photography, 2011). Through Aug. 18 SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.
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. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St.
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A selection of figurative paintings and photographs from multiple artists. The first curated exhibition resulting from the new collaboration
paintings and large-scale drawings on paper by artist Jessica Rankin. Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E Liberty St.
Photography by Leonard Louis White — Most photos
were shot at the New Orleans Jazz Festival. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St.
Return Of the Primordial Goddess — Emily Kell’s
paintings and mixed media. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. Shadows Remain — Cedar
sculptures by Ursula von Rydingsvard. SCAD MoA, 601 Turner Blvd.
Silver From the Rizza Collection — Recently donated
collection of 18th-to-20th century American and English silver. Jepson Center, 207 West York St. Sitting in Savannah: Telfair Chairs and Sofas — High-
lights Telfairs’ collection of chairs and sofas as functional objects and sculptural forms. Also at Owens-Thomas House, 124 Abercorn St. Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St.
Witness to the Holocaust —
William Alexander Scott III was a photographer in a segregated battalion of the Army during World War II. His testimony of the liberation of Buchenwald is told in this exhibit comparing Jim Crow laws here and the Nuremberg Race laws. Free and open to public. Bull St Library, 2002 Bull St. cs
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Wide awake in the land of art On the evening of Friday, June
21, Non-Fiction Gallery held a reception for the exhibition “4 AM,” a collaborative effort featuring works by Jane Winfield, William Singer, Todd Schroeder and Alessandra Hoshor, who along with Munich-born Alycia Linke, serves as Non-Fiction’s co-director. The exhibit built upon NonFiction’s history of showcasing experimental, thoughtful contemporary works of art. “They go together in a strange way — they share a fearlessness,” said Hoshor of the 20 or so paintings of varying dimensions that hung on Non-Fiction’s white walls. Apropos, a near-reckless assortment of fine art and quotidian materials were legible in the show’s set of abstract and nonobjective paintings. Layers of oil, acrylic and latex house paint; plaster; enamel and tape continued the exploration of material possibilities that has become cenJane Winfield’s “Regular Eyes,” (detail) in which she tral to Non-Fiction’s identity. achieves a remarkable variation in textures by incorporating a range of materials and by allowing rainfall to In addition to that commitment transform the object. to testing the technical support, the paintings of “4 AM” once again pressured the two-dimen- Non-Fictioners Alessandra Hoshor and Alycia Linke stand before a group with an interin September. A painter by training, sional plane, a tactic observable of paintings by Jane Winfield. Tollefson said he and his fellow galnational artist lerists will continue Non-Fiction’s in Non-Fiction exhibitions such whom she’ll commitment to medium diversity. as April’s “Ecstatic Matrices.” meet upon material conditions while still offer“We’re three painters and photogTo that end, Charleston-based artarrival. They’ll work for three weeks, ing viewers a “freshness of palette rapher, but we don’t want to put on during which time Hoshor hopes ist Jane Winfield, who was featured and taste.” painting show after painting show. to experiment with animation and in “Ecstatic Matrices,” contributed a Collaboration, too, was a salient We’re going to push the diversity of drawing. An exhibition featuring group of paintings whose impromptu theme of the show, evident in Winart forms even more,” he pledged. the products of their labor will take protrusions of colored matter oozed field’s partnership with precipita“We also want to keep putting place during the fourth week of the in tentacular fashion from the contion and in paintings by Hoshor and on SCAD student shows, and to residency. fines of the pictorial surface. Addison Adams. Hoshor was eager to continue to be an independent art Next up for the native Savannahian On the subject of Winfield’s “Regdescribe the dialogical process of colspace where artists put together the will be a New York residency secured ular Eyes,” a sizeable composition of laborative painting: exhibitions.” through the Elizabeth Foundation for latex house paint, industrial enamel, “Instead of a monologue, the work To celebrate the changing of the the Arts. acrylic and graphite on wood, Hoshor takes the form of a dialogue, so it guard, the Non-Fictioners are putting While she pursues those opportunireported that the artist left the artwork has more dimension and strength,” on “Volume 2,” a show/fundraising ties, a quartet of local artists will take out in the rain, surrendering authorial she said. “The other offers a critical party on Friday, June 28 at 7 p.m. over management of Non-Fiction: control and embracing nature’s modiresponse, and you can take it further All are invited to congratulate Sam Bryer, Ben Tollefson, Heather fications to the work of art. — there are more ideas and so much Hoshor, welcome the new gallerMacRae-Trulson, and Naimar In like manner, openness to more complexity.” ists, take in artworks by Non-Fiction Ramírez. uncertainty struck a refined balance After two years at Non-Fiction’s alums and to help support a premier Tollefson was on hand at the “4 between intention and happenstance helm, Hoshor will be heading first destination for intelligent, bold artisAM” reception to discuss the galin many works featured in “4 AM.” to Slovenia then to New York City tic experimentation. cs lery’s future. While small shows Fearless acceptance of risk, change for two exciting artist residency will likely occur over the summer, and chance, in Hoshor’s idiom, opportunities. the space’s grand re-opening comes In Slovenia, Hoshor will be paired allowed the exhibiting artists to test
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When most folks think about Byrd Cookie Company, it’s gorgeous tins of buttery treats that come to mind. Pork tenderloin accompanied by a fine pinot, not so much. Or rather, not yet. Those who have visited Byrd headquarters on Waters Avenue recently already know there’s more coming out of the kitchen than those amazing benne wafers. The 90-year-old bakery launched an intriguing but limited menu of small plates and entrées last year in a sumptuously-designed modern space, becoming a fast favorite of local epicures and ladies who lunch. After a few shake-ups and regroups, the restaurant has now grown full-size gossamer wings, rebranded with a new menu, new management and a new chef. Paying homage to two generations of cookie maestros named Benjamin Tillman Byrd while introducing Savannah to a whole new palette of flavor profiles, B. Tillman might be the most
cosmopolitan dining experience south of DeRenne has ever seen. “Our goal is that instead of taking a left to go downtown to dine, people who live in Ardsley Park and midtown will turn right and come this way,” says general manager Joey Rosen, a charming addition to the front of the house. “It’s the same distance. And we’ve got a lot to show you.” White leather booths and seagrass chairs create an elegant Lowcountry ambience that reflects the exquisite taste of Byrd scion and current CEO Stephanie Lindley. A local fashion icon, Lindley has imbued the B. Tillman interior with a signature style that’s both chic and cozy, with throw pillows in the corner and historic black and white photos on the walls. The room is bisected by dark shelves, shaping the former Lowe’s into several intimate nooks: Several hi-tops face a big screen TV and tabletop Ms. PacMan in one hidden area, a relaxed lounge emerges out of another. A grand pergola presides over the “party booth,” a massive square table that seats 12.
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“We worked to create different environments within the space,” explains Katie Wells, Byrd’s Director of Customer Experience. “Every seat here is another ‘a-ha’ moment.” Of course, a restaurant’s most important epiphanies must be culinary. After a nationwide search, B. Tillman has imported Executive Chef Cameron Cheney via the award-winning Riverhorse on Main in Park City, UT. Before that, Chef Cheney trained on the line at Five & Ten in Athens with celebrity chef and soon-to-be Savannah proprietor Hugh Acheson. Chef Cheney brings what he modestly calls his “Southern-infused French thing” to the B. Tillman menu, which he plans to switch up regularly. “I got very used to changing it up all the time under Hugh,” he grins, stepping out of the kitchen for a moment in his chef ’s whites. “People who come to eat every week can expect new things. I want to give them something new to try every time they visit.” The current menu already reflects some of his scrumptious revelations: Our party began with a bowl of carrot continues on p. 28
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jalapeño soup, sautéed and blended to order; it’s served with a dollop of crème fraîche and a slice of pickled pepper for just the right amount of bite. That was followed by tuna tartare, served with wonton crisps and citrus slices that played perfectly off the fish. Other standout starters ($3-13) were the roasted root vegetable salad (atop a bed of frisée and dressed with a tangy herbed cream laced with anchovy) and a rich, locally-sourced chicken paté with toast points. The marriage of pecorino, parmesan and cheddar in the truffle mac & cheese was divine (and probably illegal in several states.) Alas, we had to skip the summery-sounding melon salad (cantaloupe, honeydew and pineapple with feta) to save room. Entrées ($14-$26) are generous and visually stunning. After recommendations from our server, Ms. Wells and the chef himself, one of us ordered the aforementioned pork tenderloin, braised to a sweet molasses crackle and served with seared mustard greens and pasta-like spaetzle, the very definition of German comfort food. Chef Cheney’s Southern roots showed off in the flounder, tender and flaky, topped with a crawfish emulsion and flanked by collard greens and sweet cornbread pudding. The CAB burger, stacked high with a thick fried green tomato, took a bit of deconstruction to manage, but was perfectly cooked and satiated one of our resident carnivores. The grilled sirloin arrived still sizzling and pink in the middle for the other. Ambition is all well and good, but what really
matters is execution: Chef Cheney clearly has a skilled eye on every dish going out his swinging door. B. Tillman boasts a full bar (with an afternoon snack menu to match) and a small but thoughtfully curated wine list. The lunch menu features smaller portions of dinner favorites as well as savory sandwiches. The dessert specials are a rotating merry-go-round of confectionary marvels (the four of us made quick work of a raspberry crème brulée.) Sunday brunch (11 a.m.-3 p.m.) provides reason to crawl out of bed, namely brioche French toast with strawberry-mint compote and Eggs Benedict atop house-made crumpets. B. Tillman is just one facet of Byrd Cookie Company’s ever-expanding venture: The Cookie Shop next door remains a busy retail destination, as does the hopping City Market store that opened last October. Coming soon is B.T. Byrd’s, a coffee/wine/nibbles bar located in the first floor of the newly-spruced Drayton Tower. Outside Savannah, Byrd cookies can be found at Delta Sky Clubs in airports around the globe. What this means is that Byrd Cookie Company has gone beyond snack food to bona fide foodie culture. Byrd President Geoff Repella attributes this total palate domination to “the alchemy of five generations working in the same business.” “We want to be part of the conversation in Savannah all day long,” smiles Repella. “And we want to share Savannah with the rest of the world.” cs
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The Roman Empire fell. So did the Berlin Wall. It was only natural, then, that Pixar Animation Studios would eventually tumble as well. Clearly, the Golden Age of Pixar has conclusively ended. Starting with its inaugural feature-length production Toy Story in 1995 and running through Toy Story 3 in 2010, the studio produced 11 animated gems that garnered nothing but critical and commercial praise. It was a heady achievement, matched only by Studio Ghibli’s Miyazaki-directed output and by a couple of Disney runs over the decades. But with the rapid succession of 2011’s Cars 2, 2012’s Brave and now Monsters University, it’s apparent that the studio is no longer the top dog in the animation field, instead falling back with the competent but rarely inspired rest of the pack. Now operating under the Disney umbrella, the once cutting-edge outfit has traded complexity for complacency and comfort,
with its latest efforts relying far too much on the sort of formulaic tendencies that have crippled Disney at various intervals over the years. That’s not to say these newest releases are turkeys - far from it. Even middle-tier Pixar flicks have plenty to offer: The unfairly hammered Cars 2 is an amusing takeoff on the spy genre, while Brave, which felt like a Pixar release about as much as Zero Dark Thirty did, features a magnificent heroine in a field that’s often bereft of such role models. As for Monsters University, it places some of the company’s most endearing characters in the middle of a surefire “underdog” scenario. A prequel to 2001’s Monsters, Inc., this looks at the period before the diminutive, one-eyed Mike Wazowski (voiced again by continues on p. 30
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Billy Crystal) and the furry and gentle giant James P. “Sulley” Sullivan (John Goodman) were BFFs working together at the Monsters, Inc. factory, generating scares from small children in order to generate power for Monstropolis. The primary setting is college, where Mike has enrolled to pursue his lifelong dream of graduating as a top scarer. Because of his small stature and non-threatening demeanor, Mike has to hit the books hard in order to learn all the scaring techniques; not so Sulley, whose imposing size and ground-shaking roar means that he feels he can coast through his courses. Sulley bullies Mike, which brings out Mike’s competitive streak; it all leads to a mishap that forces the pair to forget about joining top fraternities like Roar Omega Roar (ROR) and instead hook up with the worst. That would be Oozma Kappa (OK), whose members are basically the animated brethren of the leads in Revenge of the Nerds. Like the other fraternities and sororities, Oozma Kappa finds itself competing in a multi-part competition known as the Scare Games, and it’s during this second-half stretch that the movie works most feverishly to instill its underdog tale with the usual kid-geared messages such as it’s OK to be yourself and individuals accomplish more when they work together as teams. It’s the sort of headpatting that Pixar used to present so subtly that it almost qualified as a subliminal message. Here, though, it’s punched across with the sort of thumping obviousness found in other studios’ toon efforts. Luckily, Monsters University is such a clever concoction in so many other ways that it’s still a solid bet for summertime cinema-surfing. Next to the Toy Story trilogy, Monsters, Inc. remains my favorite Pixar title, so it’s thrilling to reconnect with the wonderful characters of Mike and Sulley. There’s no betrayal of character on the part of the scripters, as the adult monsters we first met in 2001 would logically have formed from the college critters we see here. There are some memorable new players as well, particularly Dean Hardscrabble (Helen Mirren), the humorless university head who takes an immediate dislike to both our heroes (the unsettling manner in which the CGI artists have designed her makes her the first genuinely creepy character in either film).
And as always, the visuals are absolutely staggering, with even the backdrops worthy of study. Even if the day arrives when the the promise of a Pixar narrative holds no more interest than the hint of a new straight-toDVD actioner starring Steven Seagal, we can probably always count on the films to at least look good. Hopefully, that won’t be anytime soon.
World War Z
Because this new century has given birth to a startling number of grade-A zombie flicks, it’s only natural to worry that such familiarity will reduce World War Z to the level of a World War Zzzzz. That’s not the case, thanks largely to a committed performance by Brad Pitt and a handful of exciting sequences nicely staged by director Marc Forster. At the same time, it might be time to call for a moratorium on undead activities, as the tire thread on this particular genre might be growing thin. Based on the novel by Max Brooks, WWZ is set in a near-future in which a virus has been turning people into zombies. Worse, those people are turning other people into zombies, via the standard bite on the body. North Korea is reported to have taken care of the problem by removing the teeth of all its citizens, but the rest of the world’s population, perhaps not quite ready to give up those dental benefits, is having to deal with the crisis head on. Gerry Lane (Pitt), a former United Nations hotshot known for his ability to deal with tough situations, is brought back into the loop to find some way to handle the crisis. His brainstorm: If he can locate the source of the first outbreak, he might be able to discover its cause and prepare an antidote. And so it’s off on a global excursion for Gerry, as he heads to South Korea, Jerusalem and Wales (Forster previously directed the 007 entry Quantum of Solace, so he was probably happy to rack up more Frequent Flyer miles). At every stop, he has to search for clues while evading zombies who seem fit enough for the 100-mile dash. Imagine Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion recast with zombies instead of Gwyneth Paltrow, and that’s largely what you get with World War Z. Gerry’s mystery tour isn’t particularly compelling, the characters of his
wife (Mireille Enos) and daughters could have been jettisoned (I say that only because after establishing them early on, the filmmakers have no idea what to do with them), and the CGIsaturated segments in which hordes of zombies run down the streets or climb over walls are too impersonal to stir much emotion. But the upclose-and-personal sequences - particularly one set aboard an airplane and another inside a World Health Organization facility - are expertly presented, and they prove that there’s still some life left in this genre ... if just barely.
MAN OF STEEL
Who could possibly have imagined that Man of Steel, the latest attempt to reboot the Superman franchise, would be a 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 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 Brandon Routh.
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. 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
Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson are 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
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THIS IS THE END
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. CS
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and Krizan. We now know how things panned out. Jesse and Celine have 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. 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, more exciting). 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.
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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 July 18, Rene Teran of Well Fed Magazine on he importance of buying local.. ongoing, 7 p.m. livingliberally.org/drinking/chapters/GA/savannah. July 18, Rene Teran of Well Fed Magazine on he importance of buying local. ongoing, 7 p.m Brick House, 514 M.L.King Jr. Blvd. Savannah Area Young Republicans
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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. animalcontrol.chathamcounty.org. ongoing Chatham County Animal Shelter, 7215 Sallie Mood Dr.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. ongoing. email@example.com. ongoing Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard Street ,. Beaufort Labor Day Music & Art Festival Calls for Artist and Food Vendors
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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. email@example.com.. savannahga.gov/ArtContest. Through July 12
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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. savannahga.gov/ 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
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. email@example.com. davenporthousemuseum.org. davenporthousemuseum.org. 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. CoastalEmpireMusic.com. ongoing Junior League of Savannah Seeks New Members
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 erinnfitzgerald@hotmail. com 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 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-
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. ongoing. 912656-6383. email@example.com. ongoing
DUI Prevention Group
English as Second Language Classes
Offered every weekend at Perlina Beadshop, 6 West State Street. Check website calendar or call for info. 912-441-2656. perlinabeadshop.com.
Learn conversational English, comprehension, vocabulary and life communication skills. All ages. Thursdays, 7:30pm, Island Christian Church, 4601 US Highway 80 East. Free. 912-8973604. islandchristian.org.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org. happenstancebellydance.wordpress. com. Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. 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. ctcsavannah.com. 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. email@example.com. Clay Classes
Savannah Clay Studio at Beaulieu offers handbuilding, sculpture, and handmade tiles, basic glazing and firing. 912-3514578. sav..firstname.lastname@example.org. Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Classes
Classes on boat handling, boating safety and navigation offered by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. See website or call for dates. 912-897-7656. savannahaux.com. Continuing Ed. Courses through June 2013
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. email@example.com. ceps. georgiasouthern.edu/conted/cesavannahmenu.html. cgc.georgiasouthern.
Artist Sacred Circle
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.
Family Law Workshop
The Mediation Center has three workshops per month for people who do not have legal representation in a family matter: divorce, legitimation, modifications of child support, visitation, contempt. Schedule: 1st Tues, 2nd Mon, 4th Thursday. Call for times. $30 912-3546686. mediationsavannah.com. Fany's Spanish/English Institute
Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children held at 15 E. Montgomery Crossroad. Register by phone. ongoing. 912-921-4646. ongoing 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, 10:00-11:30am. Sponsored by CG Botanical Gardens. $30 Through June 29. 912-921-5460. coastalgeorgiabg.org. coastalgeorgiabg. org/. 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. 401-2556921. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: Mon-Thurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial education: 4th Fri each month, 9am-11am. Basic computer training: Tues & Thurs, 1pm-3pm. Community computer lab: Mon-Fri, 3pm-4:30pm. ongoing. 912-232-4232 x115. savannahpha.com. savannahpha.com/NRC. html. ongoing Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St. continues on p. 34
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1 Quaint shop descriptor 5 Actor Statham 10 51-across alternative 13 “Go ahead, ask!” 14 Mediterranean Diet fruit 15 Bit of hope 16 Spreadable cheese brand 18 Parapsychology topic 19 ___ acid 20 “Paper Planes” singer 21 Moscow’s locale 23 “Mississippi ___” (Denzel Washington drama) 25 “Don’t worry” 27 Kid’s ride 32 “Sanford and Son” neighborhood 35 Antioxidant berry 36 Flour mixture 37 Hot Topic founder ___ Madden 38 Customs duties 41 Hooray, in Juarez 42 Entrepreneur’s concern 44 “In ___ veritas” 45 Clear ___ (hard to understand) 47 Species popular on YouTube 50 Cheese town near Rotterdam 51 Brown bag sammy 55 Rachel Maddow’s network 57 Sailing pronoun 59 Hurricane-tracking org. 60 “So that’s it!” 61 Easy target 65 Word in many rappers’ names 66 Schindler of “Schindler’s List” 67 Fish, on an Italian menu 68 Decorates in Cottonelle, say 69 Nary a soul 70 Part of town
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2 Ella’s frequent duettist 3 Horse-drawn vehicle, despite being named for another animal 4 Fractional ending 5 “Big Yellow Taxi” singer Mitchell 6 Blue-green growth 7 Misspelling notation 8 Ab ___ (from the beginning) 9 Pristine (almost) 10 Place to grab some coffee 11 Eyelid attachment 12 Rocks for Jocks, say? 13 Urban renewal target 17 1998 Apple debut 22 Way in 24 Island show 25 Perplexed 26 “I’m ready for the weekend!” 28 Smirnoff of “Dancing with the Stars” 29 Pop-Tart top 30 George Takei role 31 Crossed (out) 32 “Star Trek: The Next Generation” Klingon (anagram of ROW F) 33 “Aida” highlight 34 They were once picked up by rabbit ears 39 Like a superfan 40 9000 Turbo, e.g. 43 Volume control 46 Upright citizen? 48 Seat of Pima County, Arizona 49 For everyone 52 “It’ll never work” 53 Bangladesh’s capital, formerly 54 Maggie Gyllenhaal’s brother 55 ___ liquor 56 Send via freighter 57 “American Dad!” dad 58 Bring into the business 62 Metric prefix 63 Punch-Out!! success 64 Honor roll stat
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. thefrayedknotsav.com. ongoing Learn to Speak Spanish
Individuals or groups. Spanish-English translation and interpretation. Held at The Sentient Bean. An eclectic range of tools used in each session: hand-outs, music, visual recognition, conversation, interactive web media. ongoing. 912541-1337. sentientbean.com. ongoing The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Music Lessons--All Instruments.
Rody's Music offers lessons for all ages on all instruments, beginners through advanced. Call or email for information. ongoing. 912-352-4666. kristi@awsav. com. rodysmusic.com/. ongoing Rody's Music, 7700 Abercorn St. Music Lessons--Multiple Instruments
Savannah Musicians Institute offers private instruction for all ages in guitar, ddrums, piano, bass, voice, banjo, mandolin, ukelele, flute, woodwinds. 7041 Hodgson Memorial Dr. ongoing. 912-692-8055. smisavannah@gmail. com. ongoing 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. portmansmusic.com. 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. email@example.com. ongoing Photography Classes
Beginner photography to post production. Instruction for all levels. $20 for two-hour class. See website for complete class list. 410-251-4421. chris@ chrismorrisphotography.com. chrismorrisphotography.com. 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
| Submit your event online at connectsavannah.com Ms. Dawnâ€™s Tutoring in reading, writing, and composition. Remedial reading skills, help with borderline dyslexia, to grammar, term paper writing, and English as a Second Language. Fun methods for children to help them learn quickly. Contact: cordraywriter@ gmail.com or text or call 912-12-6607399. Call for fee information. Russian Language Classes
Learn to speak Russian. All experience levels welcome, beginner to expert. Call for info. ongoing. 912-713-2718. ongoing Sewing Classes
Beginner in sewing? Starting your clothing business or clothing line? Learn to sew. Industry standard sewing courses designed to meet your needs in the garment industry. Open schedule. Savannah Sewing Academy. 1917 Bull St. ongoing. 912-290-0072. savsew. com. ongoing 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. firstname.lastname@example.org. ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/ conted/cesavannahmenu.html.. cgc. georgiasouthern.edu/. 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. anitraoperadiva.com. 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. conquistador-spanish.com. ongoing The Strange World of Debits and Credits... in an hour!
A seminar for small business owners, led by Neville Stein, CPA. Th. July 11, 12-1pm. Co-sponsored by UGA's Small Business Development Center
and Hancock Askew & Co. Free. RSVP recommended. Through July 11. 912527-1337. bfierstein@hancockaskew. com. Through July 11 Hancock Askew, 100 Riverview Drive. Yoga for Couples
A two hour class for prospective moms and their delivery partners. Learn labor and delivery stages and a "toolbox" of hands-on comfort measures from a labor doula, including breathing, massage, positioning, and pressure points. Bring and exercise ball. Quarterly, Saturdays 1pm-3pm at Savannah Yoga Center. Call or email to register. $100 per couple. ongoing. 912-704-7650. douladeliveries.com. ongoing
Clubs & Organizations Abeni Cultural Arts Dance Classes
Classses for multiple ages in performance dance and adult fitness dance. African, modern, ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, gospel. Held at Abeni Cultural Arts studio, 8400-B Abercorn St. Call Muriel, 912-631-3452, or Darowe, 912-272-2797. ongoing. email@example.com. ongoing Adult Intermediate Ballet
Beginner and Intermediate Ballet, Modern Dance, Barre Fusion, Barre Core Body Sculpt, and Gentle Stretch and Tone. no experience needed for beginner Ballet, barre, or stretch/tone. The Ballet School, Piccadilly Square, 10010 Abercorn. Registration/fees/info online or by phone. ongoing. 912-9250903. theballetschoolsav.com. ongoing Avegost LARP
Live action role playing group that exists in a medieval fantasy realm. generallly meets the second weekend of the month. Free for your first event or if you're a non-player character. $35 fee for returning characters. ongoing. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. savannahcblv.org. ongoing Savannah Center for the Blind and Low Vision, 214 Drayton St. Buccaneer Region SCCA
Local chapter of the Sports Car Club of America, hosting monthly solo/autocross driving events in the Savannah area. Anyone with a safe car, insurance and a valid driver's license is eligible to participate. See website. ongoing. buccaneerregion.org. ongoing
Business Networking on the Islands
Small Business Professionals Islands Networking Group meets first Thursday each month, 9:30am-10:30am. Tradewinds Ice Cream & Coffee, 107 Charlotte Rd. Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. ongoing Chatham Sailing Club
Meets first Friday of each month, 6:30pm at Young's Marina. If first Friday falls on a holiday weekend, meeting is second Friday. No boat? No sailing experience? No problem. ongoing. chathamsailing.org. ongoing Young's Marina, 218 Wilmington Island Rd. Drop N Circle Craft Night
Sponsored by The Frayed Knot and Perlina. Tuesdays, 5pm-8pm. 6 W. State Street. Enjoy sharing creativity with other knitters, crocheters, beaders, spinners, felters, needle pointers, etc. All levels of experience welcome. Call for info. ongoing. 912-233-1240. ongoing Energy Healers
Meets every Monday at 6pm. Mediation and healing with energy. Discuss aromatherapy, chakra systems and more. Call for info. ongoing. 912-695-2305. meetup.com/SavannahEnergyHealers. ongoing Fiber Guild of the Savannahs
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. Freedom Network
An international, leaderless network of individuals seeking more freedom in an unfree world, via non-political methods. Savannah meetings/discussions twice monthly, Thursdays, 8:30pm. Topics and meeting locations vary. No politics, no religious affiliation, no dues, no fees. Email for next meeting day and location. ongoing. email@example.com. ongoing Historic Flight Savannah
A non-profit organization dedicated to sending area Korean War and WWII veterans to Washington, DC to visit the WWII Memorial. All expenses paid by Honor Flight Savannah. Honor Flight seeks contributions, and any veterans interested in a trip to Washington. Call for info. ongoing. 912-596-1962. honorflightsavannah.org. ongoing Historic Savannah Chapter: ABWA
Meets the second Thursday of every month from 6pm-7:30pm. Tubby's Tank House, 2909 River Drive, Thunderbolt. Attendees pay for their own meals. RSVP by phone. ongoing. 912-660-8257.
Ink Slingers Writing Group
A creative writing group for writers of poetry, prose, or undefinable creative ventures. Based in Savannah and a little nomadic. Meets two Thursdays a month, 5:45pm. Discussion of exercises, ideas, or already in progress pieces. Free to attend. See Facebook page savinkslingers. ongoing. ongoing Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. Island MOMSnext
For mothers of school-aged children, kindergarten through high school. Authentic community, mothering support, personal growth, practical help, and spiritual hope. First and third Mondays, excluding holidays. Childcare on request. A ministry of MOPS International. Info by phone or email. ongoing. 912-898-4344. kymmccarty@hotmail. com. mops.org. ongoing Islands MOPS
A Mothers of Preschoolers group that meets at First Baptist Church of the Islands, two Wednesdays a month, 9:15am-11:30am. ongoing. sites. google.com/site/islandsmops. fbcislands.com/. ongoing First Baptist Church of the Islands, 6613 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Knitters, Needlepoint and Crochet
Meets every Wednesday. Different locations downtown. Call for info. No fees. Want to learn? Join us. ongoing. 912-308-6768. ongoing Knittinâ€™ Night
Knit and crochet gathering held each Tuesday evening, 5pm-8pm All skill levels welcome. Tuesdays, 5-8 p.m. 912-238-0514. wildfibresavannah.com/. Tuesdays, 5-8 p.m Wild Fibre, 409 East Liberty St. Low Country Turners
A club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Call Steve Cook for info at number below. ongoing. 912-313-2230. ongoing Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary
Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-7864508. ongoing American Legion Post 184, 1 Legion Dr. Peacock Guild--For Writers and Book Lovers
A literary society for bibliophiles and writers. Writer's Salon meetings are first Tues. and third Wed. at 7:30pm at the Flannery O'Connor Home. Book club meetings are third Tues., 7:30pm. Location changes each month. Call or see Facebook group "Peacock Guild" for info. ongoing. 912-233-6014. ongoing Flannery Oâ€™Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton Street.
info, or see ThePhiloCafe on Facebook. ongoing. firstname.lastname@example.org. ongoing 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
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. email@example.com. roguephoenix.org. ongoing Safe Kids Savannah
A coalition dedicated to preventing childhood injuries. Meets 2nd Tuesday each month, 11:30am-1:00pm. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-353-3148. safekidssavannah.org. ongoing Savannah Brewers' League
Meets 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm at Moon River Brewing Co. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912447-0943. hdb.org. moonriverbrewing. com/. ongoing Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St.
Savannah Charlesfunders Investment Discussion Group
Meets Saturdays, 8:30am to discuss stocks, bonds and better investing. Contact by email for info. ongoing. firstname.lastname@example.org. panerabread. com/. ongoing Panera Bread (Broughton St.), 1 West Broughton St.
email@example.com. ongoing Savannah Go Green
Meets most Saturdays. Green events and places. Share ways to Go Green each day. Call for info. ongoing. 912308-6768. ongoing Savannah Jaycees
Meeting/info session held the 1st Tuesday each month at 6pm to discuss upcoming events and provide an opportunity for those interested in joining Jaycees to learn more. Must be age 21-40. Jaycees Building, 101 Atlas St. ongoing. 912-353-7700. savannahjaycees.com. ongoing Savannah Kennel Club
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. savannahfenc-
Monthly meetings open to the public. Held at Logan's Roadhouse, the 4th Monday each month, Sept. through May. Dinner: 6:pm. Speaker: 7:30pm. Guest speakers each meeting. ongoing. 912-238-3170. savannahkennelclub. org. logansroadhouse.com/. ongoing Logan's Roadhouse, 11301 Abercorn St. Savannah Newcomers Club
Open to women who have lived in the Savannah area for less than two years. Membership includes monthly luncheon and program. Activities, tours and events to help learn about Savannah and make new friends. ongoing. continues on p. 36
Savannah Authors Autonomous Writing Group
Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesdays each month. Prose writing, fiction and non fiction. Discussion, constructive criticism, instruction, exercises and examples. Location: Charles Brown Antiques/Fine Silver, 14 W. Jones St. All are welcome. No charge. Contact Alice Vantrease via email or phone. ongoing. 912-308-3208. alicevantrease@live. com. ongoing Savannah Authors Meeting
Savannah Authors encourages firstclass prose writing, fiction or nonfaction, using discussion, constructive criticism, instruction, and examples.
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ARIES (March 21-April 19) “To know when to stop is of the same importance as to know when to begin,” said the painter Paul Klee. Take that to heart, Aries! You are pretty adept at getting things launched, but you’ve got more to learn about the art of stopping. Sometimes you finish prematurely. Other times you sort of disappear without officially bringing things to a close. Now would be an excellent time to refine your skills.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) “The problem with quotes on the Internet is that it’s hard to determine whether or not they are genuine.” So said Joan of Arc back in 1429, right before she helped lead French troops in the battle of Patay. JUST KIDDING! Joan of Arc never had the pleasure of surfing the Web, of course, since it didn’t exist until long after she died. But I was trying to make a point that will be useful for you to keep in mind, Taurus, which is: Be skeptical of both wild claims and mild claims. Stay alert for seemingly interesting leads that are really timewasting half-truths. Be wary for unreliable gossip that would cause an unnecessary ruckus.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) French Impressionist painter Claude Monet loved to paint water lilies, and he did so over and over again for many years. Eventually he created about 250 canvases that portrayed these floating flowers. Should we conclude that he repeated himself too much? Should we declare that he was boringly repetitive? Or might we wonder if he kept finding new delights in his comfortable subject? Would we have enough patience to notice that each of the 250 paintings shows the water lilies in a different kind of light, depending on the weather and the season and the time of day? I vote for the latter view, and suggest that you adopt a similar approach to the familiar things in your life during the coming weeks.
Savannah No Kidding! a far more inward sense, divest oneself of all one’s inward clothes, of thoughts, conceptions, selfishness, etc., before one is sufficiently naked.” Your assignment in the coming week, Cancerian, is to get au naturel like that. It’s time for you to make yourself available for as much of the raw, pure, wild truth as you can stand.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Gertrude Stein was an innovative writer. Many illustrious artists were her friends. But she had an overly elevated conception of her own worth. “Think of the Bible and Homer,” she said, “think of Shakespeare and think of me.” On another occasion, she proclaimed, “Einstein was the creative philosophic mind of the century, and I have been the creative literary mind of the century.” Do you know anyone like Stein, Leo? Here’s the truth, in my opinion: To some degree, we are all like Stein. Every one of us has at least one inflated idea about ourselves -- a conceited self-conception that doesn’t match reality. It was my turn to confront my egotistical delusions a few weeks ago. Now would be an excellent time for you to deal with yours. Don’t be too hard on yourself, though. Just recognize the inflation, laugh about it, and move on.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) When I close my eyes, I get a psychic vision of you as a kid playing outside on a warm summer day. You’re with friends, immersed in a game that commands your full attention. Suddenly, you hear a jingling tune wafting your way from a distance. It’s the ice cream truck. You stop what you’re doing and run inside your home to beg your mom for some money. A few minutes later, you’re in a state of bliss, communing with your Fudgsicle or ice cream cone or strawberrylime fruit bar. I have a feeling that you will soon experience an adult version of this scene, Virgo. Metaphorically speaking, either the ice cream man or the ice cream woman will be coming to your neighborhood.
(June 21-July 22)
“In order to swim one takes off all one’s clothes,” said 19thcentury Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard. “In order to aspire to the truth one must undress in
During the past ten months, you have been unusually adventurous. The last time you summoned so much courage and expansiveness
(Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
may have been 2001. I’m impressed! Please accept my respect and appreciation. You’ve had a sixth sense about knowing when it’s wise to push beyond your limitations and boundaries. You have also had a seventh sense about intuiting when to be crafty and cautious as you wander through the frontiers. Now here’s one of your assignments for the next 12 months: Distill all you’ve learned out there in the borderlands and decide how you will use your wisdom to build an unshakable power spot back here in the heart of the action.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Michael Faraday (1791-1867) was one of the most influential scientists in history. He produced major breakthroughs in both chemistry and physics. Have you ever used devices that run on electricity? You can thank him for playing a major role in developing that wonderful convenience. And yet unlike most scientists, he had only the most elementary grasp of mathematics. In fact, his formal education was negligible. I propose that we name him your role model of the week. He’s a striking example of the fact that you can arrive at your chosen goal by many different paths. Keep that in mind if you’re ever tempted to believe that there’s just one right way to fulfill your dreams.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) “The only thing that we learn from history,” said the German philosopher Georg Hegel, “is that we never learn anything from history.” I’m urging you to refute that statement in the coming weeks, Sagittarius. I’m pleading with you to search your memory for every possible clue that might help you be brilliant in dealing with your immediate future. What have you done in the past that you shouldn’t do now? What haven’t you done in the past that you should do now?
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) According to my analysis of the astrological omens, now would be a pretty good time to talk about things that are hard to talk about. I don’t necessarily mean that you’ll find it easy to do. But I suspect it would be relatively free of pain and karmic repercussions. There may even be a touch of pleasure once the catharsis kicks in. So try
it if you dare, Capricorn. Summon the courage to express truths that have previously been hard to pin down. Articulate feelings that have been murky or hidden. For best results, encourage those you trust to do the same.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Are you familiar with Quidditch? It’s a rough sport played by wizards in the fictional world of Harry Potter. All seven books in the series mention it, so it’s an important element. Author J.K. Rowling says she dreamed up the sport after having a quarrel with her boyfriend. “In my deepest, darkest soul,” she reports, “I would quite like to see him hit by a bludger.” (In Quidditch, a bludger is a big black ball made of iron.) I bring this up, Aquarius, because I suspect that you, too, are in position to use anger in a creative and constructive way. Take advantage of your raw emotion to make a lasting improvement in your life.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) In his erotic poem “Your Sex,” Joe Bolton exults: “My heart simplified, I touch the bud of happiness -- it’s in season. And whatever grief I might have felt before simply dies inside me.” You might want to write that down on a slip of paper and carry it around with you this week, Pisces. According to my understanding of the astrological omens, the bud of happiness is now in season for you. You have good reason to shed the undertones of sadness and fear you carry around with you. I’ll tell you the last lines of Bolton’s poem, because they also apply: “Sometimes I think it’s best just to take pleasure wherever we want and can. Look: the twilight is alive with wild honey.” (The full poem: tinyurl.com/JoeBolton.)
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. savannahnokidding.angelfire.com/ or e-mail savannahnokidding@ gmail.com 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. email@example.com. savannahphc.com. ongoing Savannah Sacred Harp Singers
Everyone who loves to sing is invited to join Savannah Sacred Harp Singers. All are welcome to participate or listen too one of America's most revered musical traditions. Call or email. ongoing. 912655-0994. savannahsacredharp.com. ongoing Faith Primitive Baptist Church, 3212 Bee Road. Savannah 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.savannahsca.org Free ongoing, 11 a.m. savannahsca. org. 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. savannahsunriserotary.org. ongoing Savannah Toastmasters
Helps improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment. Mondays, 6:15pm, Memorial Health University Medical Center, in the Conference Room C. ongoing. 912-4846710. memorialhealth.com/. ongoing Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Savannah Writers Group
A gathering of writers of all levels for networking, hearing published guest authors, and writing critique in a friendly, supportive environment. 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 7:00pm, Atlanta Bread Company, Twelve Oaks Shopping Center, 5500 Abercorn. Free and open to the public. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-572-6251. savannahwritersgroup.blogspot.com/group. ongoing Seersucker Live's Happy Hour for Writers
A no-agenda gathering of Savannah's writing community. First Thursdays, 5:30pm-7:30pm. Free. Open to all writers, aspiring writers, or those interested in writing. 21+ with valid ID. Usually at Abe's on Lincoln, 17 Lincoln St. See website for info. ongoing. seersuckerlive.com. ongoing Tertulia en español at Foxy Loxy
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. firstname.lastname@example.org. ongoing YNPN Savannah Kickoff Event
What are you up to on Thursday, June 27th, at 5:00pm? Nothing? Fantastic! YNPN Savannah invites you to our official Kickoff Event: Join other nonprofit professionals in the new upstairs space at Foxy Loxy CafĂŠ to launch our local chapter of the national Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN). Highlights of the Kickoff Event: - A quick info session about YNPN at 6pm - Sign up to join our local chapter! - Sign up for a committee - Learn about upcoming (free) professional development and networking events We want to make Savannah the new best city for nonprofit professionals FREE! $2 beers, door prizes and a quick info session at 6pm Thu., June 27, 5 p.m. foxyloxycafe. com/. Thu., June 27, 5 p.m Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.
Dance Adult Ballet Class
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 Adult Intermediate Ballet
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 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. email@example.com. ongoing Beginners Belly Dancing with Cybelle
For those with little-to-no dance background. Instructor is formally trained, has performed for over ten years. $15/person. Tues. 7pm-8pm. Private classes and walk ins available. Synergistic Bodies, 7724 Waters Ave. ongoing. 912-414-1091. info@cybelle3. com. cybelle3.com. ongoing 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. firstname.lastname@example.org. edgebellydance.com. ongoing Bellydance lessons with Happenstance
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@ gmail.com happenstancebellydance. wordpress.com $15/lesson ongoing, 5:30 p.m. (912) 704-2940. happenstancebellydance.wordpress.com. 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. Dance 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. email@example.com. Sundays, 3 p.m Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Dynamics of Dance- Kids Camp 2013
For children interested in dance. Sessions for ages 5-16. 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.
ing Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St.
Take down Tuesdays. Jazzy Sliders Adult Line Dancing, every Tuesday, 7:30pm-10:00pm. Free admission, cash bar. Come early and learn a new dance from 7:30pm-8:30pm. ongoing. doublesnightclub.com/. ongoing Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 7pm8pm. $5 per class, discounts available with punch card purchase. All levels welcome. Call for info. ongoing. 912596-1952. ongoing Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads.
Mahogany Shades of Beauty
Dance classes--hip hop, modern, jazz, West African, ballet, lyrical and step. Modeling and acting classes. All ages/ all levels welcome. Call Mahogany for info. ongoing. 912-272-8329. ongoing Modern Dance Class
Beginner and intermediate classes. Fridays 10am-11:15am. Doris Martin Studio, 7360 Skidaway Rd. Call Elizabeth for info. ongoing. 912-354-5586. ongoing Ol' Devil Sherman and the Mint Juleps
A Burlesque and vaudeville spectacular, this retro show hits the stage for two nights only! Ol' Devil Sherman is a show featuring acts both hilarious and sexy, a variety show straight from the 20's-30's featuring burlesque dancers Mint Juleps featuring the Savannah Sweet Tease! There will also be singing, dancing, comedy acts and so much more. This is a two night extravaganza you do not want to miss!! $20 general, $15 students/military Thu., June 27, 8 p.m. and Fri., June 28, 8 p.m. 912-4121469. musesavannah.org/. Thu., June 27, 8 p.m. and Fri., June 28, 8 p.m Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Pole Dancing Classes
Beginners class, Wednesdays, 8pm. Level II, Mondays, 8pm. $22/one class. $70/four classes. Preregistration required. Learn pole dance moves and spins while getting a full body workout. Pole Fitness Classes Monday/Wednesday, 11am. Nothing comes off but your shoes. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-398-4776. fitnessbodybalance.com. ongoing Fitness Body & Balance Personal Training Studio, 2209 Rowland Ave, Suite 2.
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Events Cancer Survivorship Series: Survivorship Concerns - What if It Comes back?
Lecture series addressing the concerns of cancer survivors from the physical, emotional, spiritual, and social aspects of healing. To register for this session and to learn about the series, call Jennifer Currin-McCulloch at 912350-7845. Thu., June 27, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thu., June 27, 5:30-6:30 p.m Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (at Memorial Health Univ. Medical Center), 4700 Waters Ave. Critical Mass Savannah
Join Savannah's bicycle community for a free ride to raise awareness for bike rights. Last Friday of every month, 6 p.m. Last Friday of every month, 6 p.m Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. cSpot goes to Tybee
Relax and network island style. Monthly networking for creative types heads to the beach for June, and starts a little later in the evening to let things cool down a little. Wed., June 26, 6:30 p.m. https://facebook.com/cspotsav. hucapoos.com/. Wed., June 26, 6:30 p.m Huc-A-Poo's, 1213 US Hwy. 80 East. Farm a la Carte: A Mobile Farmer's Market
At various spots around town, including Green Truck on Wednesdays, 2:30pm6:30pm. Bethesda Farmers' Market on Thursdays, 3:00-5:30pm. Forsyth Park Farmers' Market on Saturdays, 9am1pm. Sustainable meats, organic produce, local dairy. ongoing. revivalfoods. com. greentruckpub.com. ongoing Green Truck Pub, 2430 Habersham St. CS
Salsa Lessons by Salsa Savannah
Home Cookin' Cloggers
Tues. 8pm-9pm and 9pm-10pm. Thur. 8pm-9pm and 9pm-10pm. Sun. 5pm6pm and 6pm-7pm. Salon de Maile, 704B Hodgson Memorial Dr., Savannah, 31406. See website for info. ongoing. salsasavannah.com. ongoing
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
Savannah Dance Club
Shag, swing, cha-cha and line dancing. Everyone invited. Call for location, days and times. ongoing. 912-398-8784. ongoing
Irish Dance Classes
Savannah Shag Club
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@
Wednesdays, 7pm,at Doubles Lounge. Fridays, 7pm, at American Legion Post 36, 2309 E. Victory Dr. ongoing. doublesnightclub.com/. ongoing Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Savannah Swing Cats--Swing Dancing
ongoing. doublesnightclub.com/. ongo-
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.
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Multi-family Garage Sale: Furniture, Clothes, Household items, Military items, much more! Saturday, June 29th, 8am-1pm. 2 Fish Hawk Road, Betz Creek Subdivision, Wilmington Island 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 Items for sale 300
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Diabetic Test Strips Wanted Most types, Most brands. Will pay up to $10/box. Call Clifton 912-596-2275. Miscellaneous Merchandise 399 QUEEN PILLOW TOP MATTRESS SET Brand New, still in Factory Plastic. Will sacrifice $150. Won’t last. Call or text 912-598-6225
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LOCAL COMPANY HIRING Carpet Cleaning Tech Needed. Clean MVR, Drug testing, and Background search. Benefits, Good Pay. Call 912-303-5440 Looking For Skilled Concrete Laborers Experience a plus. Also need skilled concrete finishers, two years exp required. Good pay and steady work in and around Savannah area. Call 912-884-4744 between 10 -4 pm. Mon- Fri
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1554 BACON PARK DRIVE, Brick executive home. Mother-in-law suite potential. PRIVATE. No carpet! New roof! 3100 Sqft. Great location. REDUCED TO $202,000. Tom Whitten Realty Executives Coastal 912-663-0558 or 355-5557 ofc. Duplexes For sale 825
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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 1BR/1BA, LR/KIT, Unfurnished,all utilities included $750/month, 1-year lease required. Available July 1st. Appt. only. 912-898-0179 or 912-484-2055 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. •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 CommerCial ProPerty For rent 890 WAREHOUSE / STORAGE AREA Available. 3,000 Sqft. Drive in ability, fenced parking area, Chatham Pkwy. area. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. rooms for rent 895
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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 Motorcycles/ AtVs 940
LARGE VICTORIAN with windows on two sides, across from library, nicely furnished, all utilities. TV/cable/internet, washer/dryer, $140/week. $504/month. 912-231-9464 Other apts. avail.
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Furnished, affordable room available includes utility, refrigerator, central heat/air. $115-$140/weekly, no deposit.Call 912-844-3609 NEED A ROOM? STOP LOOKING! Great rooms available ranging from $115-$145/weekly. Includes refrigerators, central heat/air. No deposit. Call 912-398-7507. 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 transportation 900
HARLEY DAVIDSON XL 1200C, 2009- Used, Sportster Red Hot Sunglow. 8K miles. $8,495. Contact Lance at Savannah HarleyDavidson 912-925-0005 Boats & accessories 950 17FT. SAIL FISH with 150 Mercury EFI & Trailer. $4500 OBO. Call for info, 912-308-7754
2002 Bayliner Capri Cuddy Cabin POWERBOAT Bayliner-Great shape, 1952 Model, Mercruiser 135hp, full canvas, trailer. $8,000 OBO. 770-595-3367 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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2001 ACURA CL TYPE-S 260 HP 5 SPD, A.T. blk, leather interior,. all power. $6950. 912-667-6199 2007 TOYOTA Rave 4 Red Color, key list entry, power window & power seat 70k Single Owner, good condition
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Published on Jun 26, 2013
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