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


Ogeechee Riverkeeper Sweetwater Benefit at Green Truck Pub


What: Sweetwater Brewing's "Save Our Water" summer campaign arrives at Green Truck to help the Ogeechee River. $1 per Waterkeeper Hefeweizen goes to ORK, and there's Sweetwater swag available from their website. Green Truck will match up to $500 of additional donations. When: 5-11 p.m Where: Green Truck Pub, 2430 Habersham St. Info:

Bicycle Link's 15th Anniversary & Tour de France Party

What: Celebrate with

John Skiljan, owner, and his team. 30 bicyclists kick-off a Tour de France type race rally. When: 5:30-7:30 p.m Where: Bicycle Link, 210 West Victory Dr. Cost: Free and open to the public Info: 912-509-4922.

A Company of Wayward Saints continues this weekend at AASU.

Dinner Time at the Park

What: Watch as the Skidaway Island State Park ranger feeds the park's resident reptiles, leaping lizards, and chopping turtles their meal for the day. When: 2 p.m Where: Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Cost: $5 parking fee Info:

Encore Broadcast of Opera Live in HD: La Traviata What: The Metropolitan Opera’s 2013 Summer Encores Schedule presents a production of this classic). Originally transmitted live on April 14, 2012. When: 7 p.m Where: Regal Savannah Stadium 10, 1132 Shawnee St. Cost: $12.50 (additional svce. charge may apply) Info:

Film: Nightmare Castle (1965, Italy)

What: Psychotronic Film Society presents a 47th anniversary screening of this gothic horror classic. Considered "one of the greatest haunted mansion movies ever made." Mature audiences only.

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When: 8 p.m Where: Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Cost: $6 Info:

Kabbalah: The Tree of Life

What: Part One of a four-week series on The Secret Teachings of All Ages. Exploring the basics of Kabbalah's symbol, the Tree of Life. When: 7-8:30 p.m Where: Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Cost: Free and open to the public. Donations are welcomed. Info:

Martinis at the Mansion benefit for Girls on the Run

What: The Mansion sells $5 martinis and Girls on the Run has fundraising raffles and other fun times. Run on down to join the fun. When: 5:30 p.m Where: Mansion on Forsyth Park, 700 Drayton St. Info:


Art Patrol



gathering, during their regular meeting. See website for location. When: 7 p.m Cost: Free to attend. Cash bar. Info:

Speakeasy Cabaret: Hammerstein, Gershwin & Berlin

What: Final speakeasy of the summer takes to the Lucas stage, showcasing tunes by the masters of the musical. Cocktail attire encouraged. When: 8 p.m Where: Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Cost: $20 Info:




Author appearance: Brendan Koerner

Coastal Connections Lecture: From Rivers to Reefs

What: Cathy Sakas of Gray's Reef/NOAA is the speaker. When: 7:30 p.m Where: Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Cost: Free and open to the public.

What: Wired contributor and former columnist for The New York Times reads and signs his new work, The Skies Belong To Us: Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking. When: 7 p.m Where: The Book Lady Bookstore, 6 East Liberty St.

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A Company of Wayward Saints

What: Armstrong Atlantic State Univer-

What: Armstrong Atlantic State University Masquers with George Herman's classic commedia dell'arte. $10. When: 7:30 p.m Where: Jenkins Hall Theatre, Library Dr. Info:

[it] Improv Troupe

Film: Tanta Agua/Too Much Water (Uruguay/Mexico, 2012)

sity Masquers with George Herman's classic commedia dell'arte. $10. When: 7:30 p.m Where: Jenkins Hall Theatre, Library Dr. Info: What: An improv show by the Savannah

Stage Company. When: 8 p.m Where: The Sicky Nar Nar, 125 W Duffy St. Cost: $7 Info:

Lecture: Rene Teran

What: Rene Teran of Well Fed Magazine on the importance of buying local. Presented by the Drinking Liberally


What: Debut film from directors Ana Guevara and Laticia Jorge, winner of this year's Miami and San Sebastian Film Festivals. What could be worse than being 14 and on vacation with your father, stuck indoors during a rainstorm? Spanish with English subtitles. When: 5 & 8 p.m Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Info:

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What: Savannah's first coffeehouse cel-

ebrates two decades of perking us up with a party and a staff art exhibition. Music by The Ghost Town Crooners When: 6-9 p.m Where: Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. Cost: Free and open to the public.

Theatre: Rent

What: Savannah Summer Theatre Institute presents the rock musical based on Puccini's La Boheme. When: 7:30 p.m Where: Savannah Country Day School Theater, 824 Stillwood Drive. Cost: $15 adults, $10 students Info:


Saturday Christmas in July

What: Craftspeople, artists and vendors offer their wares for sale, for the benefit of the Alzheimer's Association. When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m Where: Savannah Commons, 1 Peachtree Drive (off Middleground Rd.). Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: 912.927.0500,ext 143

A Company of Wayward Saints

What: Armstrong Atlantic State University Masquers with George Herman's classic commedia dell'arte. $10. When: 7:30 p.m Where: Jenkins Hall Theatre, Library Dr. Info:

Dog and Cat Adoption: First-ever joint event with Humane Society and Animal Control

What: First-ever partnership to find homes for these cats and dogs. All animals will be spayed/neutered, current on all vaccinations & micro-chipped. When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m Where: Humane Society for Greater Savannah, 7215 Sallie Mood Dr. Cost: Adoption fee: $50 dogs, $10 cats Info: 912-354-9515

Film: Mary Poppins

What: Disney’s ‘64 Oscar winner star-

ring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. When: 7 p.m Where: Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Cost: $8

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. Info:

Low-cost Pet Vaccine Clinic

What: $12 per vaccine for dogs and cats. $25 per microchipping per pet. Cash only. Two-pet max per person.

When: 1-3 p.m Where: TailsSpin Pet Supply/Pooler, 473

Pooler Parkway

Info: 912-330-8852.

Moonlight Paddle

What: Coastal Group Sierra Club leads a guided moonlight paddle fundraiser down the Skidaway River. Fee includes kayak rental and pre-paddle refreshments. Launch at Butter Bean Beach off Diamond Causeway. When: 7:30 p.m Cost: $50. Reduced rate if BYO kayak or canoe. Info:

Ogeechee Riverkeeper Paddling Day Trip

What: Meet at Highway 78 Bridge, between Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway and Highway 17, just east of Wadley. Boat rentals on a first come first serve basis for $25. BYO boats or rentals from other outfitters welcomed. RSVPs encouraged. When: 9:30 a.m Cost: $35 members $40 non-members. Info:

Savannah Derby Devils Roller Derby Match

What: Yet another rumble in the rink, and it's another double header against two teams from Charleston. When: 5 & 7 p.m Where: Martin Luther King Jr Arena, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. Cost: $16. Children 3-12 $2. Free under 3. Discounts avail. Info:

Splash Fest

What: Getting wet was never so much fun. Bubble painting, story time and water science for children and their families. Bring a change of clothing and a towel, and water-safe shoes. When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m Where: Savannah Children's Museum, 655 Louisville Road. Info:

Summer Gardening Series: Carter & Holmes Orchid Nursery Bus Trip. What: A motorcoach trip to this familyowned nursery in South Carolina, renowned for orchids, ferns, spikemosses and tropical foliage plants. Depart from the Botanical Gardens/Bamboo Farm. When: 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m Where: Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Rd. Cost: $70 per person, or $120 for two people. Info:

Theatre: Rent

What: Savannah Summer Theatre Institute presents the rock musical based on Puccini's La Boheme. When: 7:30 p.m

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Week at a glance | continued from page 5 Where: Savannah Country Day School

Theater, 824 Stillwood Drive. Cost: $15 adults, $10 students Info:


pianist-bassist Jeff Phillips and drummer Clyde Connor. When: 5 p.m Where: Mansion on Forsyth Park, 700 Drayton St. Cost: $10. Free to students & Coastal Jazz Assoc. members.


Junior Roller Derby Meet & Greet

AWOL Open Mic Therapy Session and Youth Film Festival

derby players ans skate while their parents hear about the Savannah Jr. DerbyTaunts,the junior organization to the Savannah Derby Devils. Skates, helmets and protective gear available. When: 2-4 p.m Where: Garden City Gym, 160 Priscilla Thomas Way. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info:

What: AWOL’s once a month youth and adult open mic session. When: 8 p.m Where: Sentient Bean, 13 E Park Ave. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info:

A Company of Wayward Saints

What: Armstrong Atlantic State Univer-

sity Masquers with George Herman's classic commedia dell'arte. $10. When: 3 p.m Where: Jenkins Hall Theatre, Library Dr. Info:

Jazz In July: Summer Swingin’ In Savannah

What: Five-time Downbeat Magazine award winning vocalist and composer Lisa Kelly, with trumpeter JB Scott,

What: Girls age 10-17 can meet roller

Theatre: Rent

What: Savannah Summer Theatre Insti-

tute presents the rock musical based on Puccini's La Boheme. When: 2 p.m Where: Savannah Country Day School Theater, 824 Stillwood Drive. Cost: $15 adults, $10 students Info:


Will Float for Safety: Tybee Floatilla in memory of Wesley Franklin What: Another party-on-the-water

sponsored by Connect Savannah. Benefiting Tybee Fire, Tybee Police, and Tybee Marine Rescue Squad, in memory of the late firefighter Wesley Franklin. Launch at Alley 3, Back River. When: 1-5 p.m Where: Tybee Island, Tybee Island. Cost: $30 Info:


Monday AMBUCS Bowl-apoolaza Kick-Off Party What: A launch party for this fall's celebrity bowling tournament. Music by Trae Gurley, Ginger Fawcett, Denny Phillips, Huxsie Scott. When: 5:30-8:30 p.m Where: Coach's Corner, 3016 East Victory Dr. Cost: $10 donation. Info: 912-658-3739

Wednesday Film: Albert Brooks Mystery Screening

What: Psychotronic Film Society presents a 66th birthday tribute to comedian and filmmaker Albert Brooks. Will they screen Modern Romance, Lost in America, Mother, The Muse, or another of his films? Suitable for ages 15+. When: 8 p.m Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Cost: $7 Info:

Savannah Food & Wine Festival: Chef & Somm Smackdown

What: A "cook off" pitting Roberto Leoci (The Italian Stallion) vs. Jesse Blanco, (The Culinary Kid). Chefs cook and guest choose the winners. A preview of the November festival. When: 7 p.m Where: Leoci's Trattoria, 606 Abercorn St. Cost: call for pricing Info: 912-232-1223. cs

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Speaking back to justice

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One of the most boring opinions anyone can have is “The justice system has spoken.” From the cable news set to the local dive bar, you’ll hear someone say it, often smugly, after every high-profile trial concludes. It’s a popular phrase because it’s such a useful Band-Aid. It enables us to superficially move on from the deeply uncomfortable issues arising in many court cases, issues made even more present and uncomfortable by the fact that today these kinds of trials enjoy wall-to-wall real-time coverage (something that, despite my profession, I’m not convinced is a good idea). Those who felt O.J. Simpson was wrongly accused for racial reasons said “the justice system has spoken” when he was acquitted. Those who feel George Zimmerman was wrongly accused for racial reasons say the same thing now that he’s been acquitted. And those on the losing side of those cases ended up saying the same thing, only as balm rather than as justification. Even President Obama echoed it in his statement after the Zimmerman verdict. Actually he said “a jury has spoken,” an even more watered-down trope which only reinforced my sentiment that a U.S. president is better off not commenting on court cases which aren’t about spies or terrorists. Saying “the justice system has spoken” is nearly as meaningless as saying “the sun will rise” or “the water is wet.” Of course the justice system has spoken. The question is: What did it tell us? In the Zimmerman case, the justice system told us it couldn’t prove he was guilty of the charges against him. That’s it. That was the only question at hand. It wasn’t ruling on the clear tragedy of Trayvon Martin’s needless death, or on racial profiling, or on whether weed makes you aggressive (?), or on anything other than was Zimmerman guilty or not guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. The American justice system, more than any other, is designed to safeguard the rights of a defendant. Innocent until proven guilty, it’s better to let ten guilty men go free than

wrongly convict one innocent man, etc. That said, the justice system spoke quite differently in another Florida case in the same time frame as the Zimmerman trial. Marissa Alexander was on trial for shooting a single warning shot at her estranged husband in a domestic violence situation. Unlike Zimmerman’s jury, hers didn’t buy her plea, saying the shot didn’t meet the stand-your-ground standard. Alexander — an African American woman — received a mandatory-minimum 20-year sentence. Two decades. For firing a bullet which hit nothing but drywall. So the justice system speaks all the time. The problem is it doesn’t usually have much to say, and when it does it often contradicts itself. The hard work is always up to us. Unless you’ve lived under a rock for the past year and a half, you know there’s a very strong racial component to the Zimmerman case, driving intense debate to this minute. It sure seems unlikely that Zimmerman would have reacted as rashly in pursuing a young white stranger as a young black one. Even those who believe the jury ruled correctly might agree on that point. However, it also seems unlikely that Martin held Zimmerman in high esteem, given witness Rachel Jeantel’s testimony that Martin called him a “creepy ass cracka.” (Insert ironic Paula Deen observation here.) We’re at a point in our “post-racial” society (sarcasm intended) where any adversarial relationship between people of different races will become a proxy for deep societal rifts. The American legal system is a vector for these rifts — always has been — but cannot always mend them. The Zimmerman trial didn’t only deal with unfair and often deadly stereotypes of young black males. There’s a host of racial issues at play, some of which the media is more comfortable discussing than others:

• Because of his Hispanic heritage, Zimmerman is every bit as much a member of a federally-protected minority group as Martin. Where’s the media analysis about that? In an increasingly diverse — decreasingly white — America, this dynamic will occur more often, not less. Does it not behoove us to update the old templates for a rapidly changing country? • In the Alexander case, why was it so hard for her to convince a jury of her right to self-defense against domestic violence inside a residence, when most everyone bent over backward to grant Zimmerman the same right outside on a sidewalk? And — this is the really uncomfortable question — is the unfairness because Alexander is black, or more because she’s a woman? • Are we really comfortable with the idea that if you’re acquitted of a felony you can then be tried by the federal government for civil rights violations connected to the same incident? Isn’t that a form of the double jeopardy that the Constitution forbids? And don’t we all have civil rights? • From a media perspective, why do cases with built-in racial antagonism get 24/7 attention while out-of-control gun violence in cities like Chicago gets virtually no air time at all, with plenty of 17-year-olds like Martin being tragically shot and killed every week? Among other things, these issues show us that our courts reflect our society, not the other way around. There was a time courts ruled that people could be property, that women couldn’t vote, that gay people couldn’t get married. On and on. People change. Then laws change. If it’s change you want, don’t expect the courts to lead the way. If you’re against anomalous, wide-ranging self-defense laws like the ones in Florida and to a lesser extent here in Georgia, fight against them. With your vote and your opinion and yes, your money. A murder trial will never in itself solve complex and deep-seated social issues. That’s something we have to do as a nation. That’s your job. That’s our job. cs

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The (Civil) Society Column

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Ramadan mubarak, y’all The only sign is the first fingernail slice of the moon. The observance of Ramadan began last Tuesday evening when that bright crescent rose into the sky, directing Muslims around the world to fast during daylight hours for the entire month. They will abstain from food, drink, sex, smoking and any other distraction until the next waxing sliver appears again. Besides this heavenly body, there’s no other décor necessary — no strings of lights wrapped around the eaves, no glitzy gifts, no fake animals on the lawn. Devoid of the tsotchkefilled flash of more familiar Western holidays, the significance of Ramadan might pass the rest of us by completely if we’re not paying attention. There are some who would dismiss it in a kind of willful xenophobic amnesia, as if the millions of Muslim Americans living throughout the country shouldn’t be included in the greater cultural conversation. For them, it’s too much work to reconcile Islam with their patriotic sensitivities, which I suppose is understandable — sad, but understandable, given

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the barrage of media negativity we’re presented and the embrace of violence by extremists around the globe. Me, I’ve always been curious about Ramadan’s low profile. I grew up knowing how weird it is to be the only kid in class without a Christmas tree; I can only imagine how it must feel to have to explain why you’re not eating lunch for the next four weeks. If interest in life outside the accepted big-box, Wonderbread idea of mainstream America is what drives me to write this column every week, it’s only reasonable that I’d be downright nosy about what it’s like to be Muslim in Savannah. Fortunately, Imam Maajid Faheem Ali doesn’t mind questions. As the spiritual leader of Masjid Jihad, he shepherds 45 or so families who belong to the mosque, housed in a stately yellow mansion on 34th Street

Imam Maajid Faheem is the spiritual leader of Savannah’s Masjid Jihad.

amid a row of regal homes that also includes the Savannah Buddhist Center. He views Savannah’s pastors and rabbis as colleagues, and can often be found around town speaking at interfaith programs and diversity panels. He invites every opportunity to educate about Islam and dispel prejudice. “It is our responsibility to provide the counter narrative,” he enjoined as we padded in our socks across the plush teal carpet of the mosque’s

spacious prayer room. With his white beard, red wool skullcap and Noam Chomsky’s latest book tucked under his arm, Imam Ali might have stepped out of a tea room in Marrakesh. He is in fact Savannah born and bred, a graduate of Savannah State’s political science program and a follower of Islam since 1974. Inspired by U.S. Chief Justice Thurgood Marshall and the local Civil Rights movement, he espouses the ideals of social equality alongside the

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holy war. (“There’s no such thing,” he admonishes.) My basic curiosity quenched, I ventured tentatively into trickier territory: What about the women? “The Quran emphasizes the importance of education,” he declared, speaking with great pride about the accomplishments of his wife, Sakinah, and the various PhDs and Masters degrees among his three daughters. I respectfully countered with the story of Malala Yousafzai, the 15 yearold Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban for going to school. I alluded to the horrific gang rapes of female journalists in Eqypt’s Tahrir Square and the pandemic violence against women seemingly inherent in Middle Eastern culture. Imam Ali shook his head sadly. “That is not Islam.” We acknowledged that like the rest of the world’s religions, the revelations of Islam are hijacked by hypocrisy and bastardized for power. It is a painful and messy process for all of us to tease out the political from the religious, the democratic from the tyrannical, as the good people of the world amble towards something like unaminity. And maybe one day, peace. If Ramadan is the time for Muslims to turn inward, it is an opportunity for the rest of us to practice our commitment to the Golden Rule expressed by every sage from Moses to Jesus to Mohammed to Buddha to Confucius: Treat others as you would yourself — and your mama. It is an ideal that seems much like the moon: A quiet, unadorned presence often obscured by everyday life, yet once glimpsed, might feel like it follows us everywhere. CS

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tenets of the Quran. He explains that because Ramadan follows the 33-year lunar cycle, it moves through the seasons, sometimes coming in winter when other folks are busy with other holiday traditions. This time around in the Northern hemisphere, however, it means fasting through the 15-hour dog days of summer. “The next time it will come this time of year, I don’t expect to be here,” he shrugged with a grin. “But nothing’s impossible.” While some Muslims rely on calculations, Imam Ali prefers to confirm the onset of Ramadan “just as Mohammed did, by the moon.” The annual holy observance is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, which also include inner faith, praying five times a day, a practice of charity and at least one pilgrimage to Mecca. Those who are pregnant or ill are exempted from the obligation, though it is a time of giving and soul-searching for all. After the fast each evening, families and friends gather for a light meal — because no matter what you believe in, holidays should always revolve around the food. Sitting with the imam and discovering much common ground between the tenets of his religion, mine and that of my Christian neighbors, I wondered how strife ever erupts at all. For all its cultural oddness, Savannah has always been religiously tolerant, rallying around the area’s other mosque, the Islamic Center of Savannah, when arsonists torched it in 2004. In his four decades as a Muslim, Imam Ali says he has rarely experienced outward umbrage, though he often must explain that the “jihad” in his mosque’s name refers to the inner struggle of the soul, not a

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The intersection of solar energy and GA Power’s rate increase By Chrystal Arboleda Lopez

Guess what Georgia utility asked the Public Service Commission for a base increase rate of $482 million? (Hint: “What”, not “which” — guessing options are slim right now.) That’s right, Georgia Power sought the millions — a 6.1 percent base rate increase — as cost recovery for infrastructure investments. With the PSC vote on Georgia Power’s 2013 20-year Integrated Resource Plan requiring the company to expand solar energy in their portfolio, it can be understood that rates may change for alternative resource development. (Here comes the sun… 525 more megawatts of it!) But, Georgia Power proposed the increase in base rates on June 28, before the IRP vote on July 11— meaning that this money has little to do with the inevitable increase of solar energy. The base rate increase is something that happens every year to keep up with costs and inflation. But Georgia Power is doing it a little differently this year: they are actually giving options. The $482 million is part of a three-year Alternative Rate Plan in substitution of their traditional annual rate case — which would ask for $280 million. So it’s either A) $280 million means about a $4.55 monthly increase for the average residential customer using 1,000 kilowatthours per month, but Georgia Power can file for another rate increase anytime in the future; or B) $480 million, meaning approximately a $7.84 monthly increase per customer,

and Georgia Power has to stick with the same rates for the next three years, for better or worse. Because the rate increase was proposed nearly two weeks before the PSC’s vote on the Integrated Resource Plan, was it able to take into precise account the new long-term adjustments? Georgia Power was required to submit their rate increase request a minimum of five months prior to the effective rate increase date: Jan. 1, 2014. Timing may not have worked out so smoothly for the overlapping plans, but there are still months for commissioners and consumers to mull over the options. The Commission will hold the first round of public hearings on October 1 for Georgia Power’s direct testimony. Georgia Power is asking for this increase to “recover the costs of recent and future investments in infrastructure — including environmental controls, transmission and distribution, generation, and smart grid technologies — required in order to maintain high levels of reliability and superior customer service.”

They need the money to keep up with costs, technology, and the Joneses. But are consumers covering necessary expenses or giving money to grow Georgia Power’s profit margin? While this year’s request isn’t as transparent in their efforts to grow profit margins in 2011 (when the initial rate increase request would have raised profits an additional $84 million annually), both of this year’s rate options are still higher than the years since then. Consumers are facing either a $4.55 monthly increase that may rise in the near future or a $7.84 raise that will be fixed for three years, but neither of those options are kept as low as the past two years — $1.48 in 2013, and $3.09 in 2012. But keep in mind that the proposals aren’t as high as the $10.76 monthly increase in 2011, even if Georgia Power tries to keep that year out of the books. In Georgia Power’s “Load and Energy Forecast Summary”, the company’s document for this year’s proposal, it states that “Real Gross State Product (RGSP) has increased at an average rate of 2.1 percent per year over the past two years,” excluding 2011, “and is expected to grow at a 3.2 percent average annual

growth rate through 2016.” This means, according to Georgia Power’s projections, that the fixed higher rate increase option may be the cheaper choice for consumers in the long run. But, once again, Georgia Power can’t ignore the rise of solar power. Now that the Commission voted to require more solar in Georgia Power’s long-term plan, how does that affect rate increases? And was it factored into the upcoming rates? Georgia Solar Utilities Inc. said in a recent statement that with the Commission’s recent decision, “the solar industry will have an opportunity to go head-to-head with other energy sources in an open and fair bid process. The Commission also showed the people of our state that they believe Georgia businesses can get the job done when it comes to homegrown electricity. We agree with Georgia Power’s attorneys when they said that this new solar plan is not a mandate or RPS (Renewables Portfolio Standard).” Georgia Solar Utilities addressed the issue, stating they “found ratepayers are bound into a monopoly which claims it is unable to take advantage of solar energy as an optimal part of our energy generation portfolio. Hence the ratepayers are locked into long term fuel contracts for finite supplies of coal, natural gas and uranium along with the fuels’ inherent volatility... ratepayers need the advantage of a proven technology as a part of our energy generation that has no fuel costs or volatility.” In the near enough future, consumers may see options that aren’t limited to only one company. What will happen to the current projected rate increases for Georgia Power when competitors are finally factored in? After all, even Monopoly can be played with up to 8 people at once. cs

Building a better bike lane Several years ago, while waiting for a public meeting to begin, I struck up a conversation with a woman seated next to me. As you might expect, if you chat with me long enough the topic of bicycling is likely to emerge. While she didn’t ride a bike herself, she told me she had noticed that cycling was becoming more popular. I said we needed more bicycle facilities in Savannah and she agreed enthusiastically. Investing in bicycling infrastructure, she suggested, would improve the quality of life in our community. I was delighted. I was talking with a real life non-cycling cycling advocate. She understood that making Savannah safer and more welcoming to people who ride bikes would benefit everyone, not just cyclists. She assured me she would support bicycle infrastructure projects. Then she said it: “We really do need places all the bicycle people can go to ride, so they won’t have be on the streets with traffic.” Sad trombone music. I was imagining a bicycle network linking major destinations and providing safe routes for people who, by choice or necessity, travel by bike. I was talking about transportation. She placed bicycle facilities in the same category as tennis court or playgrounds. She was talking about recreation. I saw bicycles as vehicles. She saw them as sporting goods. And I guess we are both right.

There are plenty of people in Savannah who regard bicycling as purely recreational. Many of them prefer off road facilities and are fearful of sharing streets with drivers. For example, the current effort to protect the McQueen’s Island Trail against tidal erosion is proof of its popularity. No doubt the scenic river views factor in the appeal of the trail, which parallels U.S. Highway 80 between the Bull River Bridge and Fort Pulaski. It’s also true that many people like the McQueen’s Island Trail because they feel comfortable only on a facility that is closed to motorized vehicles. Yet the dichotomy between the protection of off-road paths and the convenience of on-street bike lanes is being proven false in communities across the country. New types of bicycle facilities do not require people to choose between safety and accessibility. Protected bike lanes are designed with bollards, raised islands, planters, buffer spaces and even parked cars to provide a physical separation for people on bikes from people in motor vehicles. The term cycle track is also used to describe facilities that are located adjacent to or included in roadways, but offer cyclists the protection of segregation from motorized traffic. Protected bike lanes attract cyclists of all ages and abilities. Erecting physical barriers between cars and bikes helps hesitant citizens overcome psychological barriers, as well. After easing into safe urban cycling, their confidence grows and they become more comfortable riding their bikes on other city streets. Studies also link protected bike lanes to increased economic activity, or as a recent Fast Company blog headline proclaimed, “Want To Make Money? Build A Business On A Bike Lane.”

These types of facilities are being built in the heart of large cities including Atlanta, Chicago and Manhattan. They offer the benefits of a space designed exclusively for bikes, but without the isolation of an off-road trail. Protected bike lanes recognize the reality of where people need to go and offer them the comfort of separation from cars and trucks on the way. Do we need more bicycle facilities in Savannah? Without a doubt. There are 8.75 miles of conventional bike lanes in the city. That means only 3.21 percent of Savannah’s 727-mile street network is equipped with bike lanes. Things are getting better, however, with the addition of the Washington Avenue and Price Street bike lanes in 2010 and 2012, respectively. Still, there’s opportunity for improvement. Should we consider possibilities beyond conventional bike lanes? Certainly. A 2011 study in Chicago found that 86 percent of people felt “safe” or “very safe” when riding on one of the city’s protected bike lanes versus only 17 percent who felt safe or very safe in traditional bike lanes. These perceptions are based in reality. A 2011 analysis by the New York City Department of Transportation found that after the installation of protected bike lanes, crashes resulting in injuries for all road users (this includes not just cyclists, but pedestrians and drivers, too) dropped by 40 percent and up to 50 percent in some locations. The body of research on the benefits of protected bike lanes is growing. New models for implementation are appearing in other cities. We ought to be studying the best of these and putting them to work here. cs John Bennett is executive director of the Savannah Bicycle Campaign.

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While much of Savannah was getting all worked up because a Spongebob movie crew was coming to town, a group of aspiring local filmmakers prepared to screen the proud results of months of hard work. All Walks of Life, Inc., the mentorship program that introduces at-risk youth to disparate creative outlets, began a still photography and filmmaking program in the spring. Between 20 and 30 students, ages 12-19, participated in the “My Block” classes, and they’ll show the video results to Savannah Sunday, July 21 at the Sentient Bean. “With the films, there were two production teams, and each team had an assignment to make a fictional piece and a non-fictional piece,” explains artist facilitator Linda Reno, who oversaw the “My Block” program. “The non-fiction film is a PSA that had to come in at

under two minutes. And as a class, we made a collaborative piece all together.” It was the first AWOL project for Reno, who holds a Masters in photojournalism from the University of Texas. The first half of “My Block” consisted of still photography — the results will be on view at the Bean for the month of September — and the second was all about filmmaking. “I let them tell me what role they wanted to play on the production team, and give me an alternate position,” Reno explains. “And then I guided them. For the most part, what they wanted to do was what

their skills were best suited for.” Making a film, of course, requires more than someone in front of the camera, and another person behind it. At the July 21 event, the students will stand up and describe their roles on the production team. Here’s what you’ll see on the screen: Telephone (8 minutes). “Rolanda, a student at Ratchetville High, has never had a problem with her hair before. This all changes when she arrives to school with a hair-do that isn’t pleasing to the other students. See what they think of her new appearance and watch as she experiences teasing, bullying, and learns of how rumors can morph stories into the untrue. Why is hair so important in our community? Why do we attack our own kind and tease over appearance?” Love (2 minutes). “A short public





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service announcement that explores the ways in which teen relationships can be damaging, and why teens should look for healthy relationships instead.” Singled Out (10 minutes). “A fictional interpretation of the effects of bullying starts this film off. As a past outcast of the AWOL community, Theresa invites her now-grown peers to her home, and everyone disappears mysteriously as her thirst for revenge gets the better of her. Following the fictional interpretation is a documentary-style series of interviews with real-life bullies, the bullied and bystanders to explore this important issue in our world.” According to Reno, the films are thought-provoking, informative and (in some instances) funny. “There were a lot of lessons learned,” she says. “A lot of intense conversations. Because of the nature

of our medium, the things I was able to show them in the beginning sparked a lot of interesting conversations. About stereotypes, for example. That ended up becoming a recurring theme for us — the power of stereotypes and the power of words that you use. “In terms of the skills that they learned, I would say that it’s not only the technical skills but the idea of storytelling. What is the craft of storytelling? How do you tell your own story? And utilizing different mediums to do that.” The free program begins at 7 p.m. CS

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Bank robberies galore FBI agents and Garden City Police detectives are investigating the robbery of the Savannah Bank branch at 100 Chatham Parkway last week.

A masked male armed with a silver and black handgun robbed the branch at Chatham Parkway and U.S. 80 about 10 a.m. before running from the bank. Garden City and Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan officers saturated the area using K-9 dogs and Chatham County’s police Helicopter Eagle 1. He is described as a black male wearing a green cloth “do rag” on his head with a black and beige striped shirt and black shorts. He was carrying a black bag with a red lining when he ran behind the bank. • The FBI has charged Kevin Obiuyi Edosomwan, 26, of Savannah, in

connection with the July 11 robbery of a branch of Coastal Bank at 18 W. Bryan St. Agents say Edosomwan handed the bank teller a note stating that he had a gun and demanding money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, the robber departed without further incident. Officers from the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police, as well as FBI agents based in Savannah, saturated the area in search of the robber. • Detectives are sorting out suspects and victims in a two-event incident downtown that left a homeless man in critical condition. Officders responded to a traffic accident in the 500 block of West Oglethorpe Avenue about 1:12 p.m. to find Zebedee Legree, 60, unconscious on the sidewalk. He had been struck by a green Lexus SUV driven by Rhett Manning, 31, of the 1600 block of Chevy Chase Road. Witnesses told police Legree and another male had been running west

in the eastbound lanes stolen car, multiple of Oglethorpe with the credit cards and Lexus behind them being other items stolen driven against the direcfrom vehicles and tion of traffic when the car a bicycle one susran over Legree. The other pect had stolen in man ran from the scene. an attempt to avoid Manning told police he capture. Chathe of o vide nce Surveilla had been flagged down by Charges against tham Parkway robber the two men who asked Davis have been for money a few blocks increased to 19 away. When he attempted counts of entering auto, theft by to give them money, one of the men receiving a stolen financial transacgrabbed his cash and the two men ran tion card, conspiracy to commit a away and he pursued them. Legree crime and theft of a bicycle he tried to was transported to Memorial Uniuse to outrun police. Wilson has been versity Medical Center with critical charged with 19 counts of entering injuries. auto and two counts of theft by taking financial transaction cards. • More charges have been filed Brown, who originally lied to police against three adults and two juveniles about his name and age and claimed arrested in an early-morning sweep in to be a juvenile, has been charged a Georgetown neighborhood July 3. with felony false statements and writMalcolm Davis, 23, Daquan Wilings, obstruction by providing false son, 17, Jayquan Brown, 17, and two information and 19 counts of entering juveniles were taken into custody auto. cs after residents worked with police to Give anonymous crime tips to interrupt thefts from parked vehicles. Crimestoppers at 234-2020 Officers and detectives recovered a

Why can’t I buy an automobile with a jet engine in it? —Steve Hunt I hear you, brother. I understand energy efficiency and all that stuff. But in Despicable Me when you see Gru tooling around in his jet-powered SUV (or maybe it’s rocket-powered; the details of propulsion aren’t entirely clear), every red blood cell in your body screams: I want one of those. Cars today overwhelmingly feature four-stroke gasoline or diesel internal combustion engines, with a few oddball vehicles powered by two-stroke engines, steam, or other methodology. To hear some fringe enthusiasts talk, the only reason the four-stroke engine has become so popular is due to a cabal of engineers named Otto in the pay of the piston-ring industry. The sane, however, tend to agree that four-stroke engines provide an excellent balance of power output, drivability, energy efficiency, tolerance of widely varying environmental conditions, and suitability to mass production. Plus, at least in the old days, all you needed to fix one was a well-stocked tool chest and some beer. In contrast, strapping a jet engine to a car is something Wile E. Coyote would do. I’m not saying that like it’s bad. The jet-powered Thrust SSC broke the sound barrier during a 1997 run in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, setting the current land vehicle speed record at 763 miles per hour. With its twin RollsRoyce jet engines, the vehicle looks like a DC-9, except with a long, pointy car in the middle instead of a plane. However, and here’s why you don’t see jet cars in auto showrooms, you don’t get miles per gallon in this thing. You get 211 feet. A few intrepid souls have successfully installed jet engines in street cars. One example I found on the Internet was a Volkswagen Beetle using a 1,350-horsepower GE helicopter engine converted to jet use. The flames shooting out the back end look impressive in the pic-

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tures, but the owner concedes he’s never really torqued out in the thing. Plenty of rocket cars have been built as well, mostly for land speed record attempts. The most extreme example surely is the Bloodhound SSC, under development by the same team that came up with the Thrust SSC. This baby will use a fighter-jet engine and a rocket to reach 1,000 MPH—assuming it doesn’t first encounter a canyon wall. There’s a simpler way to put a jet engine in your car: install a gas turbine. To give you a little background, a simple jet engine takes in air, compresses it, and sends it to a combustor where it’s used to burn fuel (typically jet fuel, diesel, or kerosene). The hot exhaust gas turns a turbine that powers the compressor, and exits the rear of the jet engine at high velocity to provide thrust. For land vehicles, you can design a jet engine so most of the energy goes into turning the turbine, which then powers a driveshaft. Gas-turbine engines have definite advantages: fewer moving parts, a high power/weight ratio, and, believe it or not, smooth, quiet operation. Gas-turbine cars enjoyed something of a vogue in the years after the Second World War, with inventors promising vehicles capable of 40 to 50 miles per gallon on the highway. Chrysler used its experience making aircraft engines during the war to introduce in 1963 the most popular gas-turbine car ever produced: a sedan featuring a 130-horsepower engine. Only 55 Chrysler Turbines were made. They were reportedly a big hit with the 203 lucky families chosen to test-drive them from among a huge pool of volunteers. Unfortunately, acceleration was slow, one reason gas-turbine cars never made it to the mass market. In addition they were expensive, required diesel fuel rather than gasoline, and had high emissions and poor city fuel economy. They offered a good mix of power and fuel economy under heavy load, though, and so found a niche in military vehicles such as the Army’s M1 Abrams tank. In recent times there’s been some interest in using gas turbines in hybrid vehicles, with an electric motor for city driving and a turbine that charges the batteries and kicks in for full power on the highway. Sadly for Grumobile fans, should such a vehicle ever make it to market, it’ll look like pretty much any other car—no giant spinning turbofan, no flaming plume of exhaust. CS


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news of the weird Community Activism Despite Chicago’s recent crisis of gang-related street murders, the Roseland Community Hospital in a tough south-side neighborhood is on the verge of closing because of finances, and community groups have been energetically campaigning to keep it open. Joining civic leaders in the quest is the Black Disciples street gang, whose cofounder Don Acklin begged in June for the hospital to remain open, explaining, “It’s bad enough we’re out here harming each other.” Besides wounded gang members needing emergency care, said Acklin, closing would amount to “genocide” because of all the innocent people exposed to crossfire.

Government in Action • Suspicions Confirmed: A warehouse in Landover, Md., maintained by a company working on contract for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, contained “secret rooms” of furniture and equipment described as “man caves” for company employees. The EPA inspector general announced the discovery in May, and the government confiscated TVs, refrigerators, couches, personal photos, pin-ups, magazines and videos that the contractor’s personnel brought in while ostensibly “working” on agency business. • Scotland’s Parliament was revealed in May to be considering, as part of its Children and Young People Bill, guaranteeing that specific, named persons would be appointed for every Scottish

child at birth, charged with overseeing 1. Christina Mercado was the 1-0 winthat child’s welfare until adulthood. A ner, but someone else voted for her. Daily Telegraph story acknowledged Mercado cannot vote for District 1 canthat the bill is “remarkably vague” didates because she does not live there, about the duties and powers of the desand neither does the one candidate ignated persons and thus it is unclear who opposed her. However, according how the law might affect typical parentto Texas law, Mercado can legally reprechild relationships. sent District 1 on the school board. • Update: “(Supermodels) is the Police Report one exception (to U.S. immigration policy) that • Rewarding the we all scratch our heads Breast Disguises: (1) about,” said a Brookings An April crime report Institution policy analyst, in San Francisco, notspeaking to Bloomberg ing that a female driver dally with the Businessweek in May. had rammed another cat queen at your own risk Foreign-born sports stars car in a parking-space and entertainers are fastdispute, noted that the tracked with American victim gave officers work permits under one little help. The man system, but supermodels could not tell officers were excluded from that the model car that hit and must thus compete him, and certainly not (successfully, it turns out) a license plate number, with physicists and nuclear but he “was able to give engineers to earn visas a detailed description of among the 65,000 slots the suspect’s cleavage.” available only to “skilled No arrest was reported. workers with college (2) Colombian prisdegrees.” As such, around 250 beauoner Giovanni Rebolledo was serving ties are admitted every year. (The most a 60-year sentence (as a member of the recent attempt to get supermodels their “Los Topos” gang charged with extorown visa category was championed in tion, kidnapping and torture) when he 2005 and 2007 by, appropriately, thenescaped and decided on an extreme U.S.-Rep. Anthony Weiner of New identity change in order to move about York.) in the country. He became “Rosalinda,” • In Lytle, Texas, in May, just 33 peocomplete with, according to Colomple voted for candidates for three openbia Reports news service, “impressive” ings on the school board, including the breast implants, but nonetheless was only voter who cast a ballot in District identified in May in a routine traffic

stop and arrested. • In Kobe, Japan, in May, an unemployed, 32-year-old man carried out a minor theft (stealing a wallet from a parked scooter) apparently just to be locked up in the world-famous city. Besides being the home of Kobe beef, it is acclaimed for its French, Chinese and octopus cuisines, and in fact, Kobe’s Nagata Ward Precinct is renowned for the special gourmet boxed meals prepared by local bento shops, delivered daily to prisoners, which the thief said was foremost on his mind. • More Time Needed on the Firing Range: In May, an Orlando Sentinel columnist demanded a federal investigation into the 2010 police killing of Torey Breedlove in Orlando’s Pine Hills neighborhood, noting that killing the unarmed Breedlove somehow required 137 shots, with cops missing on at least 115. The columnist added that the Justice Department is currently investigating a Cleveland, Ohio, case in which local police killed two unarmed men but coincidentally also required 137 shots.

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Whitby, U.K., town councilman Simon Parkes, 58, confessed to a reporter in June that he had had an extramarital affair - in fact, an extraterrestrial extramarital affair - with the 9-foot-tall Cat Queen, and that she had born him a child. Parkes said the Cat Queen is biding her time until technology is available to bring her and the

Recurring Themes • Least Competent Criminals: Shaun Paneral was questioned by police in Carlsbad, N.M., in May, on a loud-music complaint and, concerned that he already had an outstanding arrest warrant, gave his name as “Shaun Paul.” Paneral thus became the most recent perp to choose his alias badly. “Shaun Paul,” whoever he is, is also wanted by police in New Mexico, and Paneral was arrested for the false ID. • It’s Good to Be a Dog in the First World: The British company Paw Seasons has created a holiday for dogs (surely to appeal to guilt-ridden owners who leave them behind on their own holidays) priced at the equivalent of $73,000, consisting of a private

suite for two weeks, with dog-friendly Hollywood movies, trips to the beach, surfing “lessons,” spa and grooming treatment (including pedicure) by Harrod’s, outfits from Louis Vuitton, Bottega Veneta, and Mulberry, and the piece de resistance - a personal dog house created in the image of the owner’s own house.



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Five years in, Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun took a big chunk of 2012 off, which is why we here in Savannah haven’t seen much of the Atlanta band in a while. “We had started playing full-time three and a half, four years ago,” explains bassist Micah Silverman. “We did that for a long time. And last summer we stopped touring fulltime, and started writing. “After being on the road so long, and while on the road, it’s really hard to find the time to create new things. You’re just playing every night, playing the same stuff. And I think we really were yearning for that creative time together.” Let’s string some descriptive words together, shall we? Silverman, Jeremy Cole (drums and electronics), Lauren Gibson (lead vocals, electronics) and Cregg Gibson (guitar and vocals) craft a fun, delightfully organic-sounding brand of electronic gauze-pop. The live bass, drums and snarling guitar keep the music anchored and

away from the sterile feel of pure electronica. And it’ll definitely make you want to dance like a real person. “We’ve recently heard ourselves coined in a couple of different ways,” Silverman says. “People will say crazy things — they’ll say ‘You sound like a mix between Radiohead and Blondie.’ The other day, I had someone tell me that we sounded like ‘an electronic Wilson Phillips.’” (Note to whoever came up with that one: Don’t quit your day job.) “The term that we collectively agreed on, that we thought described us, was ‘indie electro fuzz rock,’” the bassist adds. “It still has that indie sound to it, but it’s noisy and fuzzy and electronic.’” Recently, a friend described the band as “dreamy disco punk.” That one, the member of Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun liked.

The band, Silverman explains, is “coming out of hiding with some new stuff,” which they’ll debut at the July 19 Jinx show with their buds from Savannah, Cusses. Charleston’s Brave Baby is also on the bill. Attention all you genre-holics: “The new stuff that we’re creating is a little bit more electronic, and kind of new wave-inspired.” Six years in the trenches (and in the same van) is pretty remarkable, especially when you consider that Today the Moon has never had a personnel change. “It’s not always easy,” Silverman smiles, “but I think we have a pretty unbreakable bond. “Lauren and Cregg are married, so that’s pretty strong. Lauren and I have been best friends for a really long time. And Jeremy and Cregg have played in bands together for way over 10 years now. So I think if we haven’t driven each other crazy by now, we’re in this for the long haul.” CS Discover more at

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Kinney is also a passionate music fan, and something of an historian, and he can lob fab facts and trivia back and forth like so many enthusiastic tennis balls. As the founding singer, songwriter and guitarist for the seminal Atlanta band Drivin N Cryin, Kinney is a keystone fixture on contemporary Georgia rock ‘n’ roll’s mighty pantheon. Here’s why: A potent mix of hard rock, jangly pop and countryish eclectro-folk, Southern blues/rock and psychedelia, Drivin N Cryin had a few great commercial years, in the

late ‘80s to mid ‘90s. At one point the band was as justifiably heralded and beloved as the state’s other key musical export, R.E.M. Kinney and company gave us “Straight to Hell,” “Fly Me Courageous,” “Scarred But Smarter” and a handful of great and eclectic albums like Whisper Tame the Lion, Smoke and Wrapped in Sky. The ever-prolific Kinney has also been a solo artist, poet and music biz raconteur who’s collaborated with the likes of his old pal, R.E.M.’s Peter Buck and Anton Fier and the Golden

Why are you releasing four EPs over the course of a year? Kevn Kinney: The main thing is that I’m pretty prolific lately. That’s A. And B, I usually write so many different kinds of songs, as everybody that’s ever bought a Drivin N Cryin record knows. That’s the first two reasons. The third reason: I get albums from friends of mine all the time, and I just never listen to more than just the first five songs. I get in the car, listen for 20 minutes and then I’m where I’m supposed to be … if you’ve ever given me a CD of your band, I probably have never heard the last song. When albums came out, they were really two 15-minute records. You had to get up and change it, and the by the time you got up to change it you’d probably switched over from Sinatra to Trini Lopez or Johnny Cash. I’m kinda into that thing where I’m actually selling sides of albums. And I love the 45 — I can listen to “Yummy Yummy Yummy,” 12 times over and over, but I don’t know if I want to listen to 14 songs by the Ohio Express. The EPs are stylistically different. Was there a plan at root there — “Let’s cut this bunch of songs this way”? Kevn Kinney: I started off with the first one as “This is a regular old Drivin N Cryin demo.” If I was sending it to the record company, I would send them these songs to start. I did the “R.E.M.” song on there, and that was fun to do, a fun song in a different style. When it came to the second one, we switched producers, and I thought “I don’t want a pretty song.” So the opening song is the prettiest it’s gonna get. These are all “What would Drivin

N Cryin would have done if they took this fork in the road?” records. Psychedelic Time Clock, that’s really my roots, going back to where me and (bassist) Tim Nielsen met. We met as fans of Nuggets. We’re Nuggets fans. You would never really know that through our music. I’m pretty well versed in the psychedelic movement, and I grew up listening to psychedelic bands in Milwaukee, who I roadied for. So I just wanted to show that side of me. It’s kind of an essay in psychedelic. What’s the fourth one going to be? Kevn Kinney: The next one is a pretty traditional Drivin n Cryin/ Bad Company record. It’s got kind of a pop hit song on it, it’s got a little bit of our Zeppelin … it’s kind of what I wish Whisper Came the Lion would have been like. It’s coming out in September or October, only on 10-inch vinyl; it’s called Songs for a Turntable. It’s got a picture of an aerial view of a train turntable on it that we bought from this photographer. What generally happens is that some sharp guy at a label is going to convince you to put all the EPs together on

one CD, right? “The EP Collection.” Kevn Kinney: Well, I’d prefer to keep them all separate. If some sharp guy at a label wants to put them all on 10-inches as a box set, and pay for it, that’ll be cool. They’re all available on iTunes. These 20 songs that I’m giving everybody, 21 songs, this a pretty traditional thing that R.E.M. or Collective Soul, everybody does. If I had a record deal, these 21 songs are what I would present to our A&R guy. And they would pick the 10 that they thought fit together best. I guess they were all recorded rather quickly? Kevn Kinney: Records aren’t supposed to be over-thought. Every record you’ve probably ever loved was made in a day or two. Everything at Motown was done in a matter of hours. Once Pink Floyd hit, people deconstructed and reconstructed … I don’t work well that way. I hate being in the studio longer than I have to. It’s like going to the dentist.

fan. I don’t know how My Morning Jacket makes records, if they spend three months making ‘em, that’s great. I like how they sound. I know that Peter Buck released an album-only record last year, only on vinyl, he made it in a week. It’s basically the touring version of R.E.M. except for Michael (Stipe). With Lenny Kaye on guitar. And it’s really great. “Instant Karma” was written and recorded all in one day. Kevn Kinney: “Wild Thing” was recorded in 20 minutes! They didn’t have enough money, so the producer said “We have 20 minutes left on the end of this session.” So they went in, they did “Wild Thing” twice, they did the B-side twice, and that’s it! That’s what you hear. That’s all about atmosphere and spirit.

It’s certainly possibly to lose the spirit of the song if you over-think it.

Kevn Kinney: That’s right. Which is what I’m trying to get. I mean, what do I have? If I spend a month singing, is my voice going to get any different than the weird, whiny, nasal whatever thing it is? I’m never gonna sound like Soundgarden.

Kevn Kinney: I think so. I’m a music

Tell me about the movie.

Records aren’t supposed to be over-thought. Every record you’ve probably ever loved was made in a day or two. Everything at Motown was done in a matter of hours. Once Pink Floyd hit, people deconstructed and reconstructed … I don’t work well that way. I hate being in the studio longer than I have to. It’s like going to the dentist.

Kevn Kinney: I didn’t have anything to do with it. It’s Eric, the director’s vision of what’s important about Drivin N Cryin. If I was going to make a film about Drivin N Cryin, there’d be a lot more puppets in it. He got a lot of great footage that I probably never would have got. It’s a little sad, actually, when I watch it. It goes through the rise and fall, you know — Local band does good, and then loses it because of chaos and exhaustion and drugs. Which is a typical story, a pretty normal rock ‘n’ roll story. I’m not afraid to be honest about what it is that I am. But why did it make you sad? Kevn Kinney: Well, I’m looking at myself, I’m kind of overweight … I’m rooting for the guy, but I am the guy, you know? In all honesty, I’m watching the movie, and I’m going “I wonder if that guy lived?” CS Drivin N Cryin Where: Coach’s Corner, 3016 E. Victory Drive When: At 7 p.m. Friday, July 19 Tickets: $20 advance, $25 at the door (opens at 6 p.m.)


Palominos. Drivin N Cryin’s chronic state of evolution, and their spotted legacy, is explored in the new documentary film Scarred But Smarter: Life n Times of Drivin N Cryin. They could have been Big Star. They could have been the Replacements. They could have been R.E.M. And the wheel continues to turn: Over the last 12 months, Kinney and his bandmates have independently issued three EPs: Songs From the Laundromat, Songs About Cars, Space and The Ramones and Songs From the Psychedelic Time Clock. There’s another one in the immediate pipeline.


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Co-curated by Tania Sammons, senior curator of historic sites and decorative arts, Courtney McNeil, curator of art, and Harry DeLorme, senior curator of education, this exhibition brings together important objects from the Telfair’s private collections which seem to be making their way to the public eye more than ever. “New York Accents” follows on the heels of “Sitting in Savannah,” demonstrating the Telfair’s diverse permanent collection of decorative arts. Both exhibitions are on view at the Telfair Academy. “New York Accents” displays paintings, furniture, and silver in a chronological way that demonstrates the Telfair’s rich history of collecting

New York art and artifacts, beginning with Mary Telfair herself. The was educated in New York at Miss Dow’s School, now Newark Academy, and visited often thereafter. Courtney McNeil explains the importance Mary Telfair’s father, Edward, placed on education: “He sent Mary to Miss Dow’s school at the urging of his good friend Colonel William Few, who stated of Miss Dow’s school that it was ‘generally believed there is not a more respectable or better school for young ladies in the United States.’” Mary went on to become great lifelong friends with Colonel Few’s daughter, Mary. To learn more about Mary Telfair’s life and her significant contributions to Savannah, stop by

the museum shop in the Jepson Center to peruse and purchase a copy of Mary Telfair: The Life and Legacy of a Nineteenth-Century Woman by Charles J. Johnson, Jr.. According to Sammons the Telfairs likely purchased many furniture objects directly from New York cabinetmakers such as Duncan Phyfe and Charles Honore Lannuier. Eighteenth-century Duncan Phyfe settee and chairs are second to none, held by such great repositories of American furniture as the Metropolitan’s American Wing and the Henry Francis DuPont Winterthur Museum. Nineteenth century portraits adorn the walls surrounding the eighteenth century furniture. Sammons says, “Perhaps the most interesting of the portraits is the image of Catharine Littlefield Greene Miller, circra 1809, attributed to James Frothingham.” Moving on in time, one enters the rich early twentieth century works of American Impressionism and Ashcan

and Roy Lichtenstein. On the way to these superstars are some lesserknown artists such as Alexander Brook and Augusta Denk Oelschig. Oelshig was a student of Brook’s when he taught at the Academy on his visits to Savannah from New York, and her works were featured in a major retrospective at the Telfair in 2000. She moved to New York in 1948 when it was the hotbed for Abstract Expressionism and the explosive growth of new schools of painting, yet she maintained her representational manner. The leaps from her work around the room to Oldenburg, Lichtenstein, and the Haarlem Renaissance hero, Romare Bearden, are graceful, and leave the viewer yearning to see what more the Telfair will bring out of the coffers. Another great connection between the Telfair and New York is its relationship with famed Museum of Modern Art curator Kirk Varnedoe, a Savannah native. His widow, Elyn Zimmerman, worked with the Telfair to assemble the collection, which includes works by Chuck Close, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Frank Stella, Roy Lichtenstein, and many others. While the “New York Accents” exhibit was germinating, Sammons organized a trip for the Telfair’s Owens-Thomas House supporters up the Hudson River to visit great houses and museums, including Fredric Edwin Church’s Olana, Jay Gould’s Lyndhurst, and the Rockefeller Brothers’s Kykuit. Sammons says, “The visit to the Hudson River Valley had been in the works a few years as a trip sponsored by the Friends of the Owens-Thomas House, and spurred on by my study trip to the region last summer. Once we added this exhibition, the trip took on additional meaning.” The good news is that we Savannahians do not need to board a train along the mighty Hudson to interact with New York. “New York Accents: The New York Influence on Telfair’s Collections” is up through June 2013. The one thing this avid museumgoer and art historian would have cherished is a catalog of the exhibition with essays by the Telfair’s learned curators. For more information, see cs


School painters, curated by Courtney McNeil. The display of paintings by such powerhouse names as George Bellows and Childe Hassam is a knockout. The acquisition of the American Impressionist and Ashcan works was guided by the sharp eye of one Gari Melchers, most popularly known as an expatriate artist in Holland. Upon the death of the Telfair’s founding director, Carl Brandt in 1905, the museum board turned to Melchers, who was married to the niece of Telfair board president, Alexander Rudolph Lawton. Melchers advised the museum officially from 1906-1916 and informally through the 1920s. One of his own works, “The Unpretentious Garden,” (ca. 1903-09), is part of the exhibition and its adept, painterly rendering of a sunny garden scene places Melchers squarely in good company with the likes of George Bellows’s showstopper, “Snow Capped River,” (1911). “Snow Capped River” just returned home from the national exhibition, “George Bellows,” with stops at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Royal Academy of Arts, London. Bellows was a student of the famed American artist Robert Henri and is associated with Henri’s Ashcan School, known for promoting a wide variety of political and cultural views on American life. In addition to his gritty scenes of New York City life and renderings of boxing matches, Bellows also painted seascapes and city views. “Snow Capped River” is a view of the Hudson River from Riverside Park. Wall Street Journal critic Eric Gibson described this work as, “a bonechilling view across a frozen Hudson, paint captures—even seems to embody—atmospheric effects such as winter’s bitter cold, the blinding glare emanating from the sunlit landscape, and the aridity of a stripped-down, frozen landmass.” The work is Bellows at his most sublime in his commentary on man’s struggle against nature, and is a masterful tour de force in American painting. Progressing forward into the later twentieth century is an appetite-whetting arrangement of works curated by DeLorme that includes some of the biggest names in American modern painting, such as Claes Oldenburg


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He’s been looking through a camera lens for over 50 years, first as an art director for major magazines and then as a stringer for United Press International. He’s worked through the revolution from film to digital and taught at Loyola University and doesn’t mind waiting hours for the best light and perfect composition. But the biggest test of his equanimity has been musicians. For the past 10 years, he has been granted close access to the main stage of the New Orleans Jazz Festival, allowing him to snap photos of musical icons like Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, Stevie Wonder, Stevie Nicks and Sheryl Crow. Capturing the artists in action is always a challenge, especially with high-energy performers like John Mayer or Dave Matthews, and White often braves swelling crowds to get his shot. The results distill events attended by three hundred thousand people down to front row intimacy. His Jazzfest works have been printed on canvas and collated into an exhibit call “I Only Get a Second,” on display at the JEA through July 31. White spoke to Connect last week from Covington, LA, where he lives part time with his wife of 47 years. They spend the rest of their time in Savannah, where their daughter, Ashley Samuels, and her husband, Scott, are raising their grandchildren.

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What about photography first hooked you?

Leonard White: When I shoot a concert, I don’t hear the music and probably could not tell you who I am shooting. I have also shot seven Super Bowls and could not have told you who was playing or what the score was. When I want to listen to the music, I buy tickets and go with my wife and friends. Then I complain all through the concert about the great shots that I am missing. cs

Leonard White: Actually, photography was an adjunct to my majors of Graphic Design and Classical Drawing and Painting. When I started to use photos in my designs, it was easier to do the photos myself than to try and tell others what I wanted. Pure photography came about much later when I was teaching. Students wanted to go farther into screen printing and other art forms. I always felt that the photo was the beginning not the end. As a former professor, what is your best advice to photographers who shoot musicians? Leonard White: Patience. And then, be as aggressive as possible. Go after the shot and don’t let anything get in your way. Timid

What’s unique about shooting musicians as opposed to other subjects? Leonard White: Musicians by nature are always moving. Here for a second and then somewhere else on the stage. It took 45 minutes to get the photo of Billy Joel, moving through a crowd of 25,000 people, pushing and shoving, I finally had the shot. It lasted maybe a second or two — blink and you miss it. Do your favorite musicians necessarily result in your best shots? Leonard White: No, not necessarily. There are times when I am shooting a new group or person and have to ask someone “Who is Jason Mraz?” But I get him in all the right poses. Or I photograph Bob Dylan and he decides he doesn’t want to be photographed. His position on the stage is wrong and he purposely doesn’t cooperate. I love the action and the challenges at all the Jazzfests. I always come away with something that I think is great. Sometimes the best shots are of the crowd. Do you ever get to just sit back and enjoy the music?

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La Vie Boheme: The gang’s all here in the Savannah Summer Theatre Institute’s production of the Pultizer Prize-winning musical Rent.

Jonathan Larson didn’t have high schoolers in mind when he wrote Rent, the rock musical that weaves together stories of AIDS, social unrest, transvestism and punishing poverty in down-and-dirty New York City. But the central message of Rent — for which Larson was posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize — is that, with the love and support of your friends, you can get through just about anything that life throws your way. It’s no surprise, then, that the teen actors in the 2013 Savannah Summer Theatre Institute program have embraced Rent, this year’s big production. Alex Burnette, who’s playing Roger, came to Savannah from Powder Springs, an Atlanta suburb. “I live in a conservative community, so we would never, ever do a production like Rent,” he says. “We did the ‘school edition’ of Aida, because they thought the full Aida was too risqué. And how that’s possible is beyond me.” In Savannah, Burnette adds, “They don’t take for granted the abilities of younger actors. It’s exciting to

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be able to do something that’s not dumbed-down.” When Savannah’s Benjamin Wolfe began SSTI six years ago, he had no idea it would, over time, attract some of the most promising musical theater kids from around the country — and beyond (one “camper” this year, returning from 2012, is a resident of London, England). “They’re obsessed,” Wolfe says. “These are die-hard theater kids. They can’t get enough of it.” Wolfe recently left Hilton Head Preparatory School, where he’d run the performing arts department for four years. They produced and performed nine full musicals in four years. “You always get kids who come out for the play, and they’re on the baseball team, they have other priorities,” he says. “But these kids, this is their priority. So the focus that you get is just incredible.” And focus, in the extreme, is called

for. Once they’ve auditioned and been accepted into the SSTI program, the students — they’re housed in Bluffton and ferried back and forth to the Savannah Country Day School campus — have just 15 days to learn, rehearse, block and present their show. Work on Rent began July 1. It’s intensive stuff. They work seven hours a day, five days a week, with 30 minutes for lunch and brief unionstyle breaks every hour and a half. Wolfe is the producer and director; there’s a musical director and a choreographer, too. There are talented kids who know and accept the drill. They are, according to Wolfe, “a melting pot of awesome.” Thaddeus Kaszuba, who has the demanding role of Tom Collins in Rent, is a junior at the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan. Last year, he was in the cast of SSTI’s Legally Blonde. “I thought the program, and

everything they taught us, was really valid and is everything that I needed to help me progress in my school years,” he says. “And Rent is one of my all-time favorite shows. So I knew I had to audition for it.” It was a no-brainer, too, for Alex Burnette. “There’s a level of professionalism that attracts me; going out of town to do a production that has some kind of budget to work with. “It’s getting used to doing this for a living, traveling and committing to a month out of your summer. And doing this with people who are planning to do this as a career as well.” Wolfe gives everyone in his company high marks. After all, they’re hear to learn, and to interact with others of like mind. It’s nothing like high school. There are no squabbles, no jealousies and no fights. “Frankly, there’s so much to do, there’s no time,” Wolfe laughs. “By the end of the day, they’re too tired to fight.” CS Savannah Summer Theatre Institute: Rent Where: Savannah Country Day School Jelks Auditorium, 824 Stillwood Drive When: At 7:30 p.m. July 19, 20, 26, 27; at 2 p.m. July 21, 28 Tickets: $15 adults, $10 students at

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“I’ve done soul food most of my life. I’ve cooked kosher. I’ve done the Asian-influenced thing over at bar. food. So now’s the time—OK, let’s do meat!” he chuckles. The sandwiches ($9) are piled high with a half-pound of Baker’s seasoned meat; the classic Reuben resembles something out of a Dagwood comic book. Vegetarians can satiate with the Apple Brie grilled cheese ($7), Southern Tomato ($6) and a hummus lettuce wrap ($6). Look for Baker’s daily specials, like meatloaf with carmelized onions. Open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., coffee.deli sees mealtime traffic as well as those who bring laptops and set up shop for a few hours. Local realtors have found it to be convenient meeting place, and a set of strollers is usually parked outside as parents enjoy a coffee fix while the kids play on the plush couches. “I think this is going to be an important part of the renaissance of Habersham Village,” comments nearby resident Michael Jordan as he holds his toddler, Joseph. “It’s just as much fun to come here as downtown but it’s still laid back.” Cultivating community has been a staple in’s success, and Letcher and Baker are applying the same commitment to local charitable causes, including a pet food drive for the Humane Society at their grand opening event last week. While concern abounds among HabVil proprietors that the insufficient planning of the nearby Avenues on 61st development will cause parking snafus, Letcher hopes that the new residents will abide by the noovernight parking policy in the spaces reserved for customers. “We’ll just have to deal with it as it comes up,” she says. In the meantime, she and Baker bounce between their bustling eateries from dawn ‘til way past dusk. Somehow, they keep the energy high. “We’ve got a good, positive staff with a great work ethic. Plus we have systems in place, which keeps things simple,” smiles Letcher. She says that adherence to basics is part of their recipe for success for bar. food and now coffee.deli, right down to the names: “It says what it means. Can’t beat that.” cs


Their other restaurant,, has been kicking along successfully three doors down for the past five years, making them practically elders in this booming midtown commercial strip. Back in 2008, no one was sure any such venture would fly in what was then a pretty sleepy spot. “When we opened, there were still a ton of vacant storefronts,” recalls Letcher, referring to real estate now occupied by Marco’s Pizza, Barberito’s and Bikram Yoga Savannah. “We were not necessarily the favorite child coming in with a bar, but I think we’ve fit into the neighborhood quite well.” The hotspot has indeed earned a loyal patronage and anchored the area’s rising popularity. The new coffee.deli is located in the former Ogeechee River Coffee Company location, echoing its sibling’s modernyet-cozy vibe with functional design and lime green accents. “Same concept as,” nods Baker. “Bright, light, clean, simple.” After Ogeechee River Coffee Company proprietor Scott Miller passed away last year, the business partners had the opportunity to continue their fellow tenant’s legacy of a neighborhood café. They’re still serving coffee roasted by Ogeechee River, now operating as a wholesale bean roasting business. Besides the caffeinated essentials, coffee.deli offers a simple, nourishing menu of sandwiches, salads and sweet treats. Breakfast options range from egg-and-cheese on sourdough ($5) to a bagel-and-lox platter accompanied by all the necessary accoutrements (capers, onion, tomatoes, lettuce, lemon wedge) for $8.50. The chicken, tuna and egg salads are all housemade, and Baker woods-smokes the salmon himself. Baker — a longtime mainstay in Savannah’s catering and restaurant scene — has made his first foray into deli fare: He brines the turkey and corned beef in the kitchen and is hard at work perfecting the pastrami.

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Last week Johnny Baker and Paula Letcher officially opened their new eatery, coffee.deli, in Habersham Village, but don’t call them the new kids on the block.




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Savannah Squares by Night — Images by photographer

Jamie Rose Farreh. Through Dec. 31. 912-651-6783. Through Dec. 31 Savannah City Hall, 2 East Bay Street.

Act/Natural: Photography — Approximately 40 photo-

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

Alaine Daniel and Angela Erdy — Gallery 209’s July featured

artists. Watercolors by Alaine Daniel and jewelry by Angela Erdy. Gallery 209, 209 E River St.

Alexander Ink — The annual

juried exhibition of prints from students studying printmaking at SCAD. Alexander Hall Gallery, 668 Indian St.

Arsenal — A contemporary

installation of hundreds of hand-made paper “guns” suspended from the ceiling. Created by Sarah Frost in 2010 for the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

Contemporary Southern Landscape — The unique

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

Facing South: Portraits of Southern Artists by Jerry Siegel —

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by Association members Margaret Clay, Barbara Gentry, Sue Gouse, Margie Sone Gravina, Bobbie Kraft, Carol Lasell, Martha Love, Grace Rohland, Andrea Stark and Sue Vertullo. Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Dr.

Jerry Siegel’s approximately 50 black-and-white and color portraits of Benny Andrews, Radcliffe Bailey, William Christenberry, Lamar Dodd, Ida Kohlmeyer, Charlie Lucas, Charles Shannon, Kathryn Windham and others. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Environmental Occupations — Photographs by SCAD

alumnus Mark Dorf (B.F.A., photography, 2011). Giant concrete forms loom within

Shadows Remain — A selec-

Reception for ‘About Face’ at Gallery S.P.A.C.E. is this Friday; this is work by Anelecia Hannah

sweeping vistas and panoramic triptychs, articulating the artist’s broader interest in human encroachment on the natural environment. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein Collection — An exhibition of

designs by 2013 Andre Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award winner Francisco Costa. Featuring 33 looks from Costa’s Spring 2013 collection. Through Sep. 15. scad. edu. Through Sep. 15 SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Gallery Espresso: Celebrating 20 years of Coffee, Art, and Peace of Mind — A group show

celebrating two decades of coffee and art, featuring the work of Gallery’s staff, including Lucas Rager, William Palmer, Juliana Peloso, Christopher Berinato. Reception Fri. July 19, 6-9pm. Music by The Ghost Town Crooners.. Through July 31 Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. The Ghost Within — New works

on paper by SCAD alumna Blanche Nettles Powers, whose abstracted imagery derives from Savannah’s iconic Spanish moss. Arnold Hall (SCAD), 1810 Bull St.

Hybrid — Chakaia Booker’s

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

manipulations of the rubber tire. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. KNIHT — Works by Garret

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

New York Accents — An exhibition of visual art, decorative and fine art objects from Telfair Museums’ permanent collection dating from the early 19th century to the present, exploring the rich influence of New York on Savannah. Museum admission. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St. Passages — Embroidery paint-

ings and large-scale drawings on paper by artist Jessica Rankin. Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E Liberty St.

Reconstruction — A site-specific, commissioned painting installation by Adam Cvijanovic. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Rehearsals: The Practice and Influence of Sound and Movement — Works by acclaimed

artists from the Walter O. Evans Collection in dialogue with selected contemporary works that explore themes of sound, movement, practice and process. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

tion of cedar sculptures by artist Ursula von Rydingsvard. Wall reliefs and monumental freestanding floor pieces. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Sitting in Savannah: Telfair Chairs and Sofas — Highlights

Telfair Museums’ significant collection of chairs and sofas as functional objects and sculptural forms. Originally from the collections of 19thcentury Savannahians and other collectors. Also at the Owens-Thomas House, 124 Abercorn St. Museum admission. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St.

Snapshots: summer sales exhibition — Works by SCAD

artists depicting imagery from around the world. Gutstein Gallery, 201 E Broughton St,. Streaming Spirits: By Valerie Hammond and Kiki Smith —

Taking inspiration from the 19th-century genre of spirit photography, these works on paper use a variety of printmaking techniques. Guest curator Crista Cloutier. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. “to draw with light” — Solo exhibition of works by acclaimed conceptual photographer and 2012 MacArthur Fellow Uta Barth. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Two Faced — Photography

meets graphic design in this exhibition by RAABstract, co-founder of The Soda Shop. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave.

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If imitation is indeed the sincerest form of flattery, then director Guillermo del Toro dedicated his latest film to the wrong people. A title card at the end of Pacific Rim finds the Mexican moviemaker thanking special effects genius Ray Harryhausen and director Ishiro Honda, when he really should have been saluting Michael Bay and Roland Emmerich. This isn’t to suggest that Pacific Rim is awful like Bay’s Transformers sequels or Emmerich’s ill-advised Godzilla update. But Harryhausen (who passed away in May) was a hands-on FX artist whose incredible stop-motion creations can be seen in such fantasy staples as Jason and the Argonauts and The Golden Voyage of Sinbad, while Honda (who died in 1993) helped spearhead an entire cottage industry when he wrote and directed 1954’s Gojira (aka Godzilla) and subsequently was involved with many of Toho Company’s monster mashes. Harryhausen and Honda are cinematic gods to del Toro, no doubt about it, but the movie he has produced in their honor has less in common with their disarming flights of fancy and more with the assembly-line blockbusters that are becoming increasingly indistinguishable from one another. The studio pitch was probably nothing more than “robots vs. monsters,” and that indeed holds summer-film potential. At some point in the next couple of years (we know this because Obama is glimpsed on a TV monitor), gargantuan creatures (“Kaijus”) will emerge from cracks in the ocean floor and begin leveling cities across the globe. As the mass destruction continues, all of the world’s nations pool their resources to build equally massive robots (“Jaegers”) to stop them. Each robot is inhabited by two humans whose minds are synchronized so that they can effectively control it. Raleigh Becket (Charlie Hunnam) and his brother Yancy (Diego Klattenhoff) make up one of the most effective teams, but after they disobey a direct order from their commanding officer,

Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba), Yancy is killed by a Kaiju and Raleigh quits the biz. Years later, the Kaijus have again taken the upper hand in the endless war, and Stacker coaxes Raleigh back into the fold. But Raleigh will need a new partner, and he finds that the Force is strong in Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi), a rookie robot-jock with a backstory as tragic as his. Like Tim Burton before he got swallowed by his own eccentricities, del Toro enjoys making movies that are informed by an off-kilter sensibility which brings out the children’s-tale unease that rests at the heart of many sterling horror yarns: Pan’s Labyrinth, Cronos, The Devil’s Backbone and the Hollywoodsanctioned Mimic all tapped into this universal sense of dread, and even his Hellboy and Blade outings displayed similar flashes. Pacific Rim is the first film he’s directed that feels like a for-hire assignment, a mercenary job done only for the sake of collecting a paycheck. What’s bizarre is that this clearly isn’t the case, given del Toro’s affinity for this genre and the fact that he also served as co-writer. The film’s special effects are superb, yet their frequent and coolly detached employment means that this is basically a CGI circle jerk, allowing for none of the intimacy we feel when marveling at Harryhausen’s lovingly built models. Most moviegoers don’t head to fantasy flicks on the basis of star power, but is it too much to ask that the protagonists exhibit even just a particle of personality? Emmerich at least had the sense to cast the charismatic Will Smith in Independence Day, but

Hunnam brings to mind Battleship’s Taylor Kitsch and other bland, pretty-boy leads. Elba, on the other hand, is a magnetic actor — I especially enjoyed his commanding presence in last summer’s Prometheus — but it’s impossible to take him seriously here, given that he’s been directed to SHOUT! practically all of his hoary dialogue. Two bickering scientists (Charlie Day and Burn Gorman) are along for strained comic relief, and their interludes will delight anyone who misses the banter between Shia LaBeouf ’s Sam Witwicky and his odious parents (Kevin Dunn and Julie White) in the Transformers series. Faring best are Kikuchi, the Oscarnominated Babel actress who hopefully will start landing more stateside work, and del Toro favorite Ron Perlman, nyuking it up as the rough-and-tumble black-market profiteer Hannibal Chou. As noted, the effects are excellent, although too much of the action takes place at night; as a result, we often can’t (to paraphrase Lon Chaney in The Phantom of the Opera) feast our eyes and gloat our soul on the monsters’ accursed ugliness. Still, even through the dim lighting, it’s clear that del Toro understands spacial relations far more than Bay ever will, given that the battles are for the most part cleanly staged and easy to follow. As far as catching the movie with any bells and whistles, the 3-D is (as is usually the case) negligible, but the sound — at least in IMAX — is incredible, recalling the thrill when we first witnessed Spielberg’s dinosaurs lumber across the screen back in ‘93. continues on p. 32





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In short, viewers who care only about the fights and can ignore great stretches of tedium will lap this up like a dog discovering spilled gravy on the linoleum floor.

The Lone Ranger


Roger Ebert stated, “There is no longer any novelty in watching the sad disintegration of Richard Burton’s acting career,” while fellow critic Jay Cocks wrote, “Richard Burton, once an actor, now performs mainly as a buffoon.” It’s highly unlikely that Johnny Depp will ever suffer such a blanket condemnation at any stage in his career - not while his movies continue to regularly achieve blockbuster status at the international box office (only 16 movies have globally cleared one billion dollars; he’s the only performer to star in three of them). Yet ever since he first became both an audience draw and an Oscar nominee 10 years ago with his wonderfully deranged turn in 2003’s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, he’s largely been content either playing Pirates’ Jack Sparrow or playing shallow Sparrow knockoffs. Depp used to be an interesting actor, but now he’s content troweling on the makeup and making silly faces. In short, he’s become a buffoon. The Lone Ranger is the latest case in point, and were that the movie’s only sin. But it has greater problems than simply Depp’s mugging - in short, this is the Wild Wild West of 2013. Like that 1999 dud starring Will Smith, it’s a July 4th opener that’s bloated, frenzied, idiotic and exhausting. Depp is cast as Tonto, the Native American who convinces idealistic lawyer John Reid (Armie Hammer) that he could better fight crime by donning a mask that would lend him an air of mystery. Theirs is a relationship marked with conflict from the start, as Reid considers Tonto a lunatic and Tonto dismisses Reid as a clumsy fool. But they’re united in their quest to bring down Butch Cavendish (William Fichtner), an outlaw who’s not above carving out and eating the heart of a man he’s just killed. The Lone Ranger clocks in at a punishing 150 minutes, and it’s the sort of film where a chainsaw would have been immensely useful in the editing room. There isn’t a single section of this movie that couldn’t be trimmed

for the greater good. That includes the violence, which is pretty brutal for a PG-13 effort - parents planning to load the kids into the SUV and haul them to the multiplex for a family outing might want to reconsider. Director Gore Verbinski, whose last Western with Depp was the delightful, Oscar-winning animated feature Rango, and his trio of writers are obviously schooled in film lore, and the movie contains homages to such Western classics as Once Upon a Time in the West, Little Big Man and the John Ford canon. But these bits are like the seeds that end up on the bottom of bird cages, momentarily visible before getting covered in crap.



Before we get completely blinded by the dazzle of its $543 million worldwide gross, let’s recall that 2010’s Despicable Me focused on a super-villain, a man whose nefarious schemes included stealing the moon. But once three little girls entered his life, he mellowed, eventually transforming from “bad” to “dad.” The end. But wait! Because it did so amazingly well, a sequel simply had to be made (where would parents spend their money otherwise?), and so we have Despicable Me 2. Of course, because the central character of Gru (again voiced by Steve Carell) experienced a complete character arc in the first picture, returning scripters Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul were restricted in their narrative choices as a result, we instead get a film that would more accurately be titled Adorable Me. Lest the children in the audience get confused or upset had Gru reverted back to a life of crime, he’s instead recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help stop a criminal whose identity remains unknown. Joining him is AVL agent Lucy Wilde; she’s played by Kristen Wiig. For the most part, Despicable Me 2 is amusing and cheerful, but it not only lacks the soft-cheddar edge that made the first film stand out. But why carp? The main reason people will see Despicable Me 2 is to catch the yellow Minions in action. Proving to be the scene stealers in Part I, these squabbling, chattering creatures are utilized even more in this outing, and have their own movie coming out in 2014.



In the annals of buddy-cop flicks, The Heat showcases a pretty good team in Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock. It isn’t just the fact that they’re two women in what’s traditionally a male-oriented sub-genre - although the scarcity of such is partly why this movie stands out in a summer that is otherwise nothing but guy-on-guy action. It’s just a shame that the movie surrounding them isn’t much better. Had the screenplay by Katie Dippold been a bit punchier, this could have been a noteworthy bookend piece to director Paul Feig’s previous film, the uproarious and gender-smashing Bridesmaids. As it stands, the movie is almost pure formula, elevated out of the realm of the mediocre on the sheer strength of McCarthy’s bravura turn. McCarthy is Shannon Mullins, a Boston cop who’s loud, crude and prone to physical violence, and who treats her superiors only slightly better than she treats her perps. The other central figure is Sarah Ashburn (Bullock), and she’s a hell of an FBI agent (excuse me; “Special Agent,” as she reminds everyone). But her boss might bypass her for a promotion that’s rightfully hers for the mere fact that all of the other (male) agents don’t like her. “I wonder why she’s single?” one sneers, although, to be fair, sexism isn’t the only reason the uptight and conceited Ashburn turns everyone off. That becomes even more apparent when she meets and initially antagonizes Mullins, who also happens to be after the same drug lord. But despite their constant bickering, the two women are forced to pool their resources to barrel through various criminal underlings to reach the top man. While she’s never been mistaken for a top comedienne, Bullock at least used to be lighter on her feet - she’s become more brittle as she’s matured, and while she proves to be a perfect foil for McCarthy, she’s not that funny on her own (casting someone like Kristen Wiig or Tina Fey would have solved this problem). Fortunately, McCarthy provides enough standup material to fill the entire auditorium. Her humor isn’t for everyone, but if you don’t mind streams of profanity triggering many of the key laughs, she’s a class (if not

classy) act, with impeccable timing and brash self-confidence. Only on rare occasion does the tenuous material defeat her. The majority of the time, she’s providing The Heat with its incendiary firepower.

Monsters University


A prequel to 2001’s Monsters, Inc., this looks at the period before the diminutive, one-eyed Mike Wazowski (voiced again by 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). 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. And as always, the visuals are absolutely staggering, with even the backdrops worthy of study. CS

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Activism & Politics Drinking Liberally

An informal, left-leaning gathering to discuss politics, the economy, sports, entertainment, or anything else that comes up. Every first and third Thursday. Free , 7:00 p.m. See website or the Drinking Liberally facebook page for more information, including location. Free July 18, Rene Teran of Well Fed Magazine on the importance of buying local.. , 7 p.m. July 18, Rene Teran of Well Fed Magazine on the importance of buying local. , 7 p.m Garden City Strategic Plan Kick-Off

Garden City residents and business people can help plan GC's future, beginning at this kick off. Door prizes and a light supper. Free and open to the public Thu., July 18, 5-8 p.m. 912-9667777. Thu., July 18, 5-8 p.m Traffic Circle Shopping Center, 309 Main Street. Lecture: Rene Teran

Rene Teran of Well Fed Magazine on the importance of buying local. Presented by the Drinking Liberally gathering, during their regular meeting. See website for location. Free to attend. Cash bar. Thu., July 18, 7 p.m. GA/savannah. Thu., July 18, 7 p.m Neighborhood Leadership Institute Applications Now Open

Step Up Savannah seeks emerging leaders to participate in the Neighborhood Leadership Institute, starting the week of September 9. Open to men and women, 21 years and older from Savannah/Chatham County. Designed to enhance leadership skills with a special emphasis on critical thinking, creative problem solving and advocacy. The 12-session evening program stresses effective advocacy for programs, policies and procedures that strengthen the well-being of underserved communities. Competitive application process. Deadline to apply is August 2. Free to attend. Call, email or see website for application information. Through Aug. 2. 912-232-6747. / Through Aug. 2 Register for Mayor's Conference on Small Business

Registration now open for this Aug. 1 half-day event featuring Greg Parker, president of the Parker Companies, as keynote speaker. Workshops by the US Small Business Administration,Georgia Dept. of Economic Development, and

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Get involved. Contact is Michael Johnson, via email or telephone, or see website for info. 912-604-0797. Call or see website for information. Free . 912-3083020. Savannah Tea Party

Free to attend. Food and beverages available for purchase. First Monday of each month at 5:30pm(social) with meeting at 6pm. Call for additional information. Free , 5:30 p.m. 912-5987358. , 5:30 p.m B & D Burgers (Southside), 11108 Abercorn St. Young Democrats

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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

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Classical and Acoustic Guitar Instruction

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

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Classes on boat handling, boating safety and navigation offered by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. See website or call to register. 912-897-7656. DUI Prevention Group

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

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

Learn the basic elements of this social network, including timeline, newsfeed, photos and video, apps, messages, finding friends and Facebook chat. You'll also learn how to set and maintain your privacy controls. Monday and Thursday, July 22 and 25, 6:30-9:00 p.m. Offered in Savannah by Georgia Southern's division of Continuing Education. $75.00 Through July 25. 912-644-5967. cgc.georgiasouthern. edu/. Through July 25 Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Family Law Workshop

The Mediation Center has three workshops per month for people who do not have legal representation in a family matter: divorce, legitimation, modifications of child support, visitation, contempt. Schedule: 1st Tues, 2nd Mon, 4th Thursday. Call for times. $30 912-354-6686. mediationsavannah. com. Fany's Spanish/English Institute

Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children held at 15 E. Montgomery Crossroad. Register by phone. . 912921-4646. Free Fitness Boot Camp

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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. . 401255-6921. Guitar, Mandolin, or Bass Guitar Lessons

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Housing Authority Neighborhood Resource Center

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

A camp for the children of current or formerly incarcerated parents. A ministry in the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia. For children ages 9-11. Camp dates: July 28 - August 2. Applications or more info contact: Cindy Coward, 912355-0398 Email: goofycindy@gmail. com. 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. . 912-233-1240. thefrayedknotsav. com. 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. . 912-541-1337. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Microsoft Excel

This covers the basic Excel environment, creating workbooks, navigating the working screen, formatting and navigating worksheets, entering data, entering labels and creating and working with charts. Monday and Wednesday, July 22 and 24, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Offered in Savannah by Georgia Southern Univ.'s office of Continuing Education. $85.00 Through July 24. 912-644-5967. cgc. Through July 24 Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. continues on p. 34




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Music Lessons: Private or Group

Portman’s Music Academy offers private or group classes for ages 2 to 92, beginner to advanced level. All instruments. Also, voice lessons, music production technology and DJ lessons. Teaching staff of over 20 instructors with professional, well equipped studios and a safe, friendly waiting area for parents and siblings. . 912-354-1500. portmansmusic. com. Portman's Music Superstore, 7650 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. . 912-692-8055. New Horizons Adult Band Program

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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 5:30-8:30pm. Institute of Cinematic Arts, 12 1/2 W. State St., 3rd floor. . 786-247-9923. Spanish Classes

Photography 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. .

Piano Voice-Coaching

Stress-reducing practices for body, speech and mind. Five Thursday night classes from 6- 7:00pm. $15 drop-in; $70 for series. Rev. Fugon Cindy Beach, Sensei. Savannah Zen Center 111 E. 34th St. 31401 .

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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. . 912-354-1500. portmansmusic. com. Portman's Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St.

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. . 912644-5967. jfogarty@georgiasouthern. edu. cesavannahmenu.html.. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street.

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. . pmasoninsavannah@gmail. com. Beginner photography to post production. Instruction for all levels. $20 for two-hour class. See website for complete class list. 410-251-4421. chris@ Pianist with M/degree,classical modern jazz improvisation, no age limit. Call 912-961-7021 or 912-667-1056. Serious inquiries only. . Reading/Writing Tutoring

Ms. Dawn’s Tutoring in reading, writing, and composition. Remedial reading skills, help with borderline dyslexia, to grammar, term paper writing, and English as a Second Language. Fun methods for children to help them learn quickly. Contact: cordraywriter@gmail. com or text or call 912-12-660-7399. Call for fee information. Russian Language Classes

Learn to speak Russian. All experience levels welcome, beginner to expert. Call for info. . 912-713-2718. 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. . 912290-0072. Short Story Writing

Gives students with some experience in fiction and nonfiction storytelling the opportunity to use assigned readings,

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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. . 912-704-7650.


AHA in the AM

Mondays and Fridays, 7:30am-9:00am. Open to free form yoga/movement with guided meditation. A great way to start and end the work week. Email or see website for info. Fee: donations. . trickydame. com. Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Al-Anon Family Groups

An anonymous fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics. the message of Al-Anon is one of strength and hope for friends/family of problem drinkers. Al-Anon is for adults. Alateen is

Bariatric Surgery Support Group

First Wednesday each month, 7pm, and third Saturday, 10am, in Mercer Auditorium of Hoskins Center at Memorial. For those who have had or are considering bariatric surgery. Free to attend. Call or see website for info. . 912-350-3438. memorialhealth. com. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Beach Body Workouts with Laura

MONDAYS at 6:15 PM at the Lake Mayer Community Center $5.00 per session Mondays, 6:15 p.m. (912) 6526784. Mondays, 6:15 p.m Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. Beastmode Fitness Group Training

Train with this elite team. A total body program that trims, tones and gets results. Personal training options available. See website for info. Meets at West Broad YMCA. 5am-6am and 8pm-9pm. . YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. Bellydancing Fusion Classes

Mixes ballet, jazz, hip hop into a unique high energy dance style. Drills and choreographies for all levels.Small classes in downtown Savannah, and on request. $10 per person. Email for info. . Blue Water Yoga

Community donation-based classes, Tues. and Thurs., 5:45pm - 7:00pm. Fri., 9:30am-10:30am. Email for info or find Blue Water Yoga on Facebook. . Talahi Island Community Club, 532 Quarterman Dr. Fitness Classes at the JEA

Sin, firm it up, yoga, Pilates, water aerobics, Aquasize, senior fitness, and Zumba. Prices vary. Call for schedule. . 912-355-8811. savannahjea. org. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Free Caregiver Support Group

For anyone caring for senior citizens with any affliction or illness. Second Saturday of the month, 10am-11am. Savannah Commons, 1 Peachtree Dr. Refreshments. Free to attend. Open to anyone i need of support for the caregiving they provide. . Hiking & Biking at Skidaway Island State Park

Year round fitness opportunities. Walk or run the 1-mile Sandpiper Nature Trail (accessible) the additional 1-mile Avian Loop Trail, or 3-mile Big Ferry Trail. Bicycle and street strider rentals. Guided hikes scheduled. $5 parking. Open daily 7am-10pm. Call or see website. . 912-598-2300. SkidawayIsland. skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Israeli Krav Maga Self-Defense Classes

A system of self-defense techniques based on several martial arts. The

official fighting system of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). Custom Fit offers individual and small group training and intensive workshops. . 912-441-4891.

Kung Fu School: Ving Tsun

Ving Tsun (Wing Chun) is the world's fastest growing martial arts style. Uses angles and leverage to tunr an attacker's strength against him. Call for info on free trial classes. Drop ins welcome. 11202 White Bluff Rd. . 912-429-9241. Mommy and Baby Yoga

Mondays. Call for times and fees or see website. . 912-232-2994. savannahyoga. com. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. Pilates Classes

Daily classes for all skill levels including beginners. Private and semi-private classes by appointment. Carol DalyWilder, certified instructor. Call or see website for info. . 912-238-0018. pilatessavannah. com/. Momentum Pilates Studio, 8413 Rerguson Ave. Pregnancy Yoga

series of 6-week classes. Thursdays. A mindful approach to pregnancy, labor and delivery. Instructor Ann Carroll. $100. Call or email for info. . 912-7047650. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. Qigong Classes

912-756-5865, or Billy Tomlinson, 912596-5965. . Savannah Climbing CoOp Ladies Night

Every Wednesday women climb for half price, 6pm-10pm. $5. 302 W. Victory Dr., Suite D. See website for info. . Savannah Disc Golf

Weekly events (entry $5) Friday Night Flights: Fridays, 5pm. Luck of the Draw Doubles: Saturdays, 10am. Handicapped League: Saturdays, 1pm. Singles at the Sarge: Sundays, 10am. All skill levels welcome. Instruction available. See website or email for info. . Savannah Striders Running and Walking Club

With a one-year, $10 membership,free training programs for beginners (walkers and runners) and experienced athletes. Fun runs. Advice from mentors. Monthly meetings with quality speakers. Frequent social events. Sign up online or look for the Savannah Striders Facebook page. . Tai Chi Lessons in Forsyth Park

Tuesdays, 9am-10am. $10. North End of Forsyth Park. Email for info. . Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Turbo Kick Cardio Workout

Lose calories while dancing and kick-

boxing. No experience or equipment needed. Tues. and Thurs. 6pm, Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton Wed. 6pm Lake Mayer Community Center, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. $5 . 586-822-1021.


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Free for people with cancer and cancer survivors. 6:30pm Tuesdays. 12:45pm Thursdays. Fitness One, 3rd floor of the Center for Advanced Medicine at Memorial. Call for info. . 912-350-9031. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave.


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Wednesdays and Fridays at Tybees's North End. 7am-8am, weather permitting. Come to North Beach Parking Area, Gulick Street walkover. Multi-level class. Hatha 1 and 2. Instructor Ann Carroll. Bring yoga mat or beach towel. Call or email for info. Fee: donations. . 912-704-7650. North Beach, Tybee Island. Zumba and Zumba/Toning with Mai

Mondays: 8:30am and 7pm. Lake Mayer Community Center. $5. 5:30pm Frank Murray Community Center, Whitmarsh Island. $3. Tuesdays: 10am Curves @ Savannah Mall. $5/class for nonmembers. 5:30pm St. Paul CME Social continues on p. 36

Qigong exercises contribute to a healthier and longer life. Classes offer a time to learn the exercises and perform them in a group setting. Class length averages 60 min. Any level of practice is welcome. $15 . qigongtim. com/. Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Renagade Workout

Free fitness workout, every Saturday, 9:00 am at Lake Mayer Park. For women only. Offered by The Fit Lab. Information: 912-376-0219 . Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. Richmond Hill Roadies Running Club

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Hall, 123 Brady St. $3 Per class/nonmembers. Wednesdays: 9:30am, Frank Murray Community Center, Whitemarsh Island, $3. Thursdays: 10am, Curves at Savannah Mall, $5. Bring water, proper shoes and attire. Contact Mai @ 912604-9890. . 912-604-9890.


The 19th-century Italian composer Gioachino Rossini was a prolific creator who produced 39 operas. Renowned for his lyrical melodies, he was sometimes referred to as the “Italian Mozart.” So confident was he in his abilities that he bragged he could set a laundry list to music. I trust you will have comparable aplomb in the coming weeks, Aries, since you will be asked to do the equivalent of composing an opera using a laundry list for inspiration. This will be a different challenge than making lemonade out of lemons, but it could be even more fun and interesting.

magical treasures. Meanwhile, beautiful creatures that took nature eons to produce don’t get the same care. At least 5,000 animal and plant species are going extinct every year, in large part due to human activities. Among the recently lost works of art are the Madeiran Large White butterfly, West African black rhinoceros, Formosan clouded leopard, golden toad, and Tecopa pupfish. I’m asking you not to allow a similar discrepancy in your own life, Cancerian. The astrological omens say that now is a perfect moment to intensify your love for the natural world. I urge you to meditate on how crucial it is to nurture your interconnectedness with all of life, not just the civilized part.



March 21-April 19

April 20-May 20

July 23-Aug. 22

Is the grass really greener on the other side of the fence? Or is its more vivid hue just an optical illusion caused by your inability to see the situation objectively? Judging from my analysis of your current astrological omens, I suspect that you’re not deluded. The grass really is greener. But it’s important to note the reason why this is true, which is that there’s more manure over on the other side of the fence. So your next question becomes: Are you willing to put up with more crap in order to get the benefits of the greener grass?

Hurry up, please. It’s time. No more waffling or procrastinating. You really need to finish up the old business that has dragged on too long. You really should come to definitive decisions about ambiguous situations, even if they show no sign of resolution. As for those nagging questions that have yielded no useful answers: I suggest you replace them with different questions. And how about those connections that have been draining your energy? Re-evaluate whether they are worth trying to fix.



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You know the voice in your head that’s kind of a sneaky bastard? The voice that sometimes feeds you questionable advice and unreliable theories? Well, I suspect that this voice might be extra active in the coming week. But here’s the weird thing: It might actually have a sound idea or two for you to consider acting on. For once, its counsel may be based on accurate intuition. So don’t completely lower your guard, Gemini. Maintain a high degree of discernment towards the sneaky bastard’s pronouncements. But also be willing to consider the possibility that this generator of so much mischief could at least temporarily be a source of wisdom.

“This morning I walked to the place where the street-cleaners dump the rubbish,” wrote painter Vincent van Gogh in one his letters. “My God, it was beautiful.” Was he being ironic or sarcastic? Not at all. He was sincere. As an artist, he had trained himself to be intrigued by scenes that other people dismissed as ugly or irrelevant. His sense of wonder was fully awake. He could find meaning and even enchantment anywhere. Your next assignment, Virgo -- should you choose to accept it -- is to experiment with seeing the world as van Gogh did.


I believe you will undergo a kind of graduation in the next four weeks, Libra. Graduation from what? Maybe from a life lesson you’ve been studying for a while or from an institution that has given you all it can. Perhaps you will climax

June 21-July 22 We keep million-dollar works of art in well-guarded museums. Paintings created hundreds of years ago are treated with reverence and protected as if they were


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your involvement with a situation that has made big demands on you. I suspect that during this time of completion you will have major mixed feelings, ranging from sadness that a chapter of your story is coming to an end to profound gratification at how much you have grown during this chapter.


Oct. 23-Nov. 21 What’s your favorite sin, Scorpio? I’m talking about the mischievous vice or rebel tendency or excessive behavior that has taught you a lot. It may be the case that now and then this transgressive departure from normalcy has had redeeming value, and has even generated some interesting fun. Perhaps it puts you in touch with a magic that generates important changes, even if it also exacts a toll on you. Whatever your “favorite sin” is, I’m guessing that you need to develop a more conscious and mature relationship with it. The time has come for it to evolve.

SAGITTARIUS Nov. 22-Dec. 21

The Sagittarian writer and artist William Blake (1757-1827) made drawings of many eminent people who had died before he was born. Julius Caesar was the subject of one of his portraits. Others included Dante, Shakespeare, and Moses. How did Blake manage to capture their likenesses in such great detail? He said their spirits visited him in the form of apparitions. Really? I suppose that’s possible. But it’s also important to note that he had a robust and exquisite imagination. I suspect that in the coming weeks you, too, will have an exceptional ability to visualize things in your mind’s eye. Maybe not with the gaudy skill of Blake, but potent nevertheless. What would be the best use of this magic power?


Dec. 22-Jan. 19 How close do you really want to be to the people you care about? I invite you to think about this with unsentimental candor. Do you prefer there to be some distance between you? Are you secretly glad there’s a buffer zone that prevents you from being too profoundly engaged? I’m not saying that’s a bad thing. It might be correct for who you are right now. I merely want to suggest that it’s important for you to know the exact nature of your

need for intimacy. If you find that you actually do want to be closer, spend the next four weeks making that happen. Ask your precious allies to collaborate with you in going deeper.


Jan. 20-Feb. 18 I love your big, energetic thoughts. I enjoy watching as your wild intuitive leaps lead you to understandings that mere logic could never produce. I have benefited many times from the Aquarian tribe’s ability to see angles no one else can discern. In the immediate future, though, I hope you will be a specialist in analyzing the details and mastering mundane mysteries. I’ll be rooting for you to think small and be precise. Can you manage that? I expect there’ll be a sweet reward. You will generate good fortune for yourself by being practical, sensible, and earthy.


Feb. 19-March 20 Is it a river or a creek? Is it a mountain or a hill? It’s important for you to decide questions like these -- preferably on the basis of the actual evidence rather than on wishful thinking. I’m not saying that the river is better than the creek or that the mountain is better than the hill. I simply want you to know that it’s important to be clear about which it is. The same principle applies to other experiences you’ll soon have. Is the catalytic person you’re dealing with a temporary friend or a loyal ally? Is the creation you’re nurturing just a healthy diversion or is it potentially a pivotal element in transforming your relationship with yourself? Is the love that’s blooming a transient pleasure or a powerful upgrade that’s worth working on with all your ingenuity?

Zumba Fitness (R) with April

Mondays at 5:30pm, Thursdays at 6:30pm. Nonstop Fitness in Sandfly, 8511 Ferguson Ave. $5 for nonmenbers. call for info. . 912-349-4902.

Kid's Happenings Friday Puppet Shows

Interactive Puppet Shows at Puppet People Studio in Thunderbolt include a hands-on studio tour and a make & take puppet craft. Shows will vary please call for schedule. Reservations preferred. $12 per child (ages 1-10); $7 adults 912-355-3366. Puppet People Studio, 3119 Furber Ave. Friday Puppet Shows at Puppet People

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

Savannah's first organized Irish dance school welcomes dancers, ages 4 and up. Learn Irish Step and Ceili (Irish square) Dancing at a relaxed pace. Convenient mid-town location. Whether just for fun, or for competition, IDS is for everyone. Adult classes available. Call or email for info. . 912-897-5984. J Low & Friends

Interactive puppet show depicting true events from Juliette Low's extraordinary life, done in "reality TV" style. Great music and fun for all ages. Reservations preferred. $16 for show only; $20 for show & studio tour 912-355-3366. PuppetPeople. com. Puppet People Studio, 3119 Furber Ave. Junior Roller Derby Meet & Greet

Girls age 10-17 can meet roller derby players ans skate while their parents hear about the Savannah Jr. DerbyTaunts,the junior organization to the Savannah Derby Devils. Skates, helmets and protective gear available for free use for girls. RSVPs encouraged. Free and open to the public. savannahderby. com. Garden City Gym, 160 Priscilla Thomas Way. Mommy & Me Yoga

Bring your baby (6 weeks-3 years) to this fun class that is beneficial for both of you! Meet other moms, exercise, relax and learn ways to release stress. No experience in yoga is needed. Sign up preferred, but not necessary. $10 912-656-9663. awakeningyogastudio.

Princess Dance Camps

Sleeping Beauty Princess Camp – July 15 – 19, 2013 6 – 8 year olds. 5:30 – 7:30pm. Daily dance class, arts & crafts, dance history & video, anatomy, nutrition, free dance dress up time, and healthy snacks. $100.00 includes all supplies and snacks. Swan Lake Princess Camp – July 29 – August 2, 2013 6 – 8 year olds. 5:30 – 7:30pm. Daily dance class, arts & crafts, dance history & video, anatomy, nutrition, free dance dress up time, and healthy snacks. $100.00 includes all supplies and snacks. $100.00, all inclusive Through Aug. 2, 5:30 p.m. (912) 4415435. Through Aug. 2, 5:30 p.m Kathleen Collins DANCEWORKS, 200 Governor Treutlen Blvd. Suite 17. Sea Sprouts Kids Kayak Camp

Ages 8-12: June 24-25, July 8-9, July 22-23. Ages 12-16: June 19-20, July 1-2. Offered by Savannah Canoe and Kayak. $60/day Through July 31. info@ Through July 31 Splash Fest

Getting wet was never so much fun. Bubble painting, story time and water science for children and their families. Bring a change of clothing and a towel, and water-safe shoes. Savannah Children's Museum, 655 Louisville Road. Summer Sailing Camps

Savannah Sailing Center offers summer sailing camps for children ages 5 to 7 through August 2nd at Lake Mayer. Registration is required. Age 5-7, $150 per week. Age 8 and up, $275 per week. Through Aug. 2. 912-352-9996. Through Aug. 2 Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. Summer School at Royce

Academic summer programs for students looking to sharpen their skills over the summer. Half-day program for students entering grades 1-6 seeking help with math and/or reading. June 17-July 18, Monday- Thursday. Students work in small groups to focus on improving basic skills and on summer reading projects. Scholarship funds available. Other programs:Enrichment Program Grades 1-6. Includes character building, communication and team work skills. Study Skills Program for students entering grades 6-12: a two week program in organization, note taking, understanding how to read a text book and test-taking skills. Oneon-one Tutoring is individually designed for students at all grade levels. Call or email for fees. Through July 31. 912-354-4047. Through July 31 Royce Learning Center, 4 Oglethorpe Professional Blvd. Toddler Tuesdays at Oatland Island Wildlife Center

Toddlers 6 months to 4 years, and their adults. Themed programs--story books, singing songs, finger puppet plays, crafts, guided walks, up close encounters with Oatland animals. Preregister by 4pm Monday. $5 children. Gen. Admission for adults ($5 or $3 for military & seniors) 912-395-1500. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd.

Pets & Animals Dog and Cat Adoption: First-ever joint event with Humane Society and Animal Control

First-ever partnership to find homes for these cats and dogs. All animals will be spayed/neutered, current on all vaccinations & micro-chipped. Adoption fee: $50 dogs, $10 cats 912-354-9515. Humane Society for Greater Savannah, 7215 Sallie Mood Dr. Low Cost Pet Clinic

TailsSpin and Dr. Stanley Lester, DVM, host low-cost pet vaccine clinics for students, military and seniors the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. 5pm-6pm. Vaccinations: $12, ($2 is donated to Savannah pet rescue agencies). See website for info. . TailsSpin Pet Supplies Store, 4501 Habersham St., Habersham Village. Low-cost Pet Vaccine Clinic

$12 per vaccine for dogs and cats. $25 per microchipping per pet. Clinic services provided by Godley Station Animal Hospital. Cash only. Two-pet maximum per person. 912-330-8852. TailsSpin Pet Supply/ Pooler, 473 Pooler Parkway (in Pooler Marketplace). $12 per vaccine for dogs and cats. Clinic services provided by Landmark Veterinary Services. Cash only. Two pet maximum per person. Wed., July 24, 5:30-6:30 p.m. 912-6918788. Wed., July 24, 5:30-6:30 p.m TailsSpin Pet Supplies Store, 4501 Habersham St., Habersham Village. St. Almo's

Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks on Sundays, 5pm (weather permitting). Meet at Canine Palace. Call for info. . 912-2343336. Canine Palace Inc, 618 Abercorn St.

Readings & Signings Author appearance: Brendan Koerner

Wired contributor and former columnist for The New York Times and Slate reads and signs his new nonfiction work, The Skies Belong To Us: Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking. Free to attend. Books available for purchase. 912-233-3628. thebookladybookstore. com/. The Book Lady Bookstore, 6 East Liberty St. Self-Publishing Seminar

Writer Natarielle Powell, author of

Diamonds in my Own Backyard, offers tips based on her experience. Free. Registration required. Savannah Technical College, 5717 White Bluff Rd.

Religious & Spiritual Art of Peaceful Living

How is it possible to apply the ancient art of Buddhist meditation to today’s hectic and busy modern world? Join us to learn how to solve your problems and develop a peaceful mind by applying Buddha’s classic advice to daily life. Everyone is welcome to attend, no previous experience necessary. Drop in for any class. $10 or $5 seniors/ students Wednesdays, 7 p.m. (912) 358-0228. meditationinsouthcarolina. og. Wednesdays, 7 p.m Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Band of Sisters Prayer Group

All women are invited. Second Tuesdays, 7:30am-8:30am. Fellowship Assembly, 5224 Augusta Rd. Email or call Jeanne Seaver or see website for info. "The king's heart is like channels of water in the hands of the Lord." (Prov. 21:1) . 912-663-8728. jeanneseaver@ Catholic Singles

A group of Catholic singles age 30-50 meet frequently for fun, fellowship and service. Send email or check website to receive announcements of activities and to suggest activities for the group. . familylife-singles. Guided Silent Prayer

Acoustical songs, 30 minutes of guided silent prayer, and minutes to receive prayer or remain in silence. Wednesdays, 6:45-8:00pm at Vineyard Church, 615 Montgomery St. See website for info. . Kabbalah: The Tree of Life

The Secret Teachings of All Ages -Kabblah: The Tree of Life The Tree of Life presents us with a way of understanding the true nature of Reality and the Universe we live in. July 17, 2013 7pm-8:30pm Donation offerings for

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Gather on Sundays at 10:30am. Like the Facebook page "Savannah Church Plant." . Bryson Hall, 5 E. Perry St. Read the Bible in One Year

A Bible book club for those wanting to read the Bible in one year. Open to all. Book club format, not a traditional Bible study. All welcome, regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation, religion. Thurs. 6:00pm-7:00pm. Call for info. . 912-233-5354. Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 622 E. 37th Street. Savannah Friends Meeting (Quakers)

Un-programmed worship. 11am Sundays, third floor of Trinity United Methodist Church. Call or email for info. All are welcome. . 912-308-8286. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. Savannah Reiki Share

During shares, participants take turns giving and receiving universal life force energy via Reiki and other healing modalities. Present at the shares are usually no less than 2 Reiki Masters. Come share with us on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at the Sweet Water Spa in downtown Savannah. Sign up at Savannah Reiki Share or Reiki by Appointment on Facebook. Free , 7 p.m. 440-371-5209. , 7 p.m Sweet Water Spa, 148 Abercorn Street. Savannah Zen Center

Buddhist study classes, yoga workshops, retreats, Reiki sessions, attunements, meditation, classes, events. See website for location and schedule, or see Facebook page. . Service of Compline

A chanted service by candlelight held every Sunday night at 9pm. "Say goodnight to God." Presented by Christ Church Anglican. . Independent Presbyterian Church, Bull Street and Oglethorpe Ave. South Valley Baptist Church

Weekly Sunday services. Sunday school, 10:00am. Worship, 11:30am. Tuesday Bible Study/Prayer Service, 6:30pm. Pastor Rev. Dr. Barry B. Jackson, 480 Pine Barren Road, Pooler, GA "Saving a nation one soul at a time." . Tapestry Church

A church for all people! We don't care what you are wearing, just that you are here. From the moment you walk in until the moment you leave, Tapestry is committed to delivering a creative, challenging, straight forward, and honest message about the role of biblical principles in your life. Come experience continues on p. 38


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an environment that helps you connect with God and discover his incredible purpose for your life. Join us every Sunday morning 10AM at the Habersham YMCA. YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St.


Meets on the third Monday, 8:30pm10:30pm. Like the Facebook page: Theology on Tap Downtown Savannah. . The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St.



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Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah

Liberal religious community where people with different beliefs gather as one faith. Sundays, 11am. Email, call

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Unity Church of Savannah

Sunday Celebration services 9:15am and 11am. Children's Church and childcare 11am. Thursday noon prayer service. See website or call for info on classes, workshops, and more. . 912-355-4704. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd.

Sports & Games Adult Coed Flag Football League

8x8 Coed Flag League. Play adult sports, meet new people. Sponsored by Savannah Adult Recreation Club. Wed. nights/Sun. mornings, at locations around Savannah. $450. Minimum 8 games. Ages 18+. Coed teams. See website or call for info. . 912-220-3474. Adult Coed Ultimate Frisbee League

Sponsored by Savannah Adult Recreation Club. Thurs. nights/Sun. morning matches. in Daffin and Forsyth Parks. $350/team. Ages 18+. 912-220-3474. Derby Devils Roller Derby Classes

Roller derby league offers 12-week courses for beginners, recreational

scrimmaging for experienced players and two annual bootcamp programs. See website . .

Savannah Derby Devils Roller Derby Match

Yet another rumble in the rink, and it's another double header against two teams from Charleston. $16. Children 3-12 $2. Free under 3. Discounts avail. savannahcivic. com. Martin Luther King Jr Arena, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave.

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Connect Savannah 07-17-2013 issue  

IN THIS ISSUE: A close-up-and-personal conversation with Georgia music legend Kevn Kinney, who brings his Drivin N Cryin band back to town...

Connect Savannah 07-17-2013 issue  

IN THIS ISSUE: A close-up-and-personal conversation with Georgia music legend Kevn Kinney, who brings his Drivin N Cryin band back to town...