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Film: Viva Las Vegas SAT / 25

All musically gifted race-driver Lucky Jackson (Elvis Presley) wants in Las Vegas is to score enough money for a new car motor so he can win the Grand Prix. When he encounters sexy swimming instructor Rusty (Ann-Margret, he considers staying around longer. 8 p.m Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $9

Wednesday / 22

Film: Danger!! Death Ray

A few months back, the PFS had planned to show this howler of an action flick, but it had to be canceled due to technical problems. This is the rescheduled make-up date for the notoriously lame secret agent movie clearly designed to tailgate on the James Bond craze of the mid-1960s. 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. $6

Film: Inside Out

Winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, this Walt Disney and Pixar Film follows the personified emotions inside the mind of a young girl named Riley. Doors open 30 minutes before each show, and our concession stand offers beer, wine, soft drinks, hot popcorn, and candy. 3-5 & 7-9 p.m The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. $7 Adults, $5 Children 12 and Under tybeeposttheater.org

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Monday Night Big Band Show MON / 27

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The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra perform on the riverfront. Ticket price includes the show and a complimentary drink. 7 p.m The Club at Savannah Harbor, #2 Resort Dr. $15 westinsavannah.com/Big-Band-Mondays 4

Proceeds from the race will benefit Horizons Savannah providing valuable summer educational opportunities for low income students. Come out and support Savannah’s kids. Enjoy a timed summer race on a beautiful and mostly shady course through Wilmington Island and then cool down with watermelon and summer fun at the finish line. There’s also a Kids 1 Mile Fun Run for all those 18 and under. The Fun Run is not timed. 8-11:30 a.m JC Cannon Fields, Lang St. $5 for Kids 1 Mile, $25 for 5K, $30 race day registration for 5K, at the site only info@horizonssavannah.org. fleetfeetsavannah.com/summersizzler

Skate Savannah Mall’s synthetic ice rink and see if you can tell the difference. Hours are Mon-Sat 10am-8pm and Sun 12-6pm. Sessions start every half hour. Ice skates are available to rent. June 4-Aug. 7 Savannah Mall, 14045 Abercorn Street.

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Concert: London Calling

The cast of Onstage at The Lucas will be belting out your favorite Brit hits. We’ll be saying, Hello from the other side of the pond as we sing everything from The Beatles to Adele. 8 p.m Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $25

Film: Zootopia

This 2016 3D computer-animated buddy cop comedy adventure film, produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, became an instant hit and promises to be enjoyable for all ages. Doors open 30 minutes before each show, and our concession stand offers beer, wine, soft drinks, hot popcorn, and candy. 3-5 & 7-9 p.m The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. $7 Adults, $5 Children 12 and Under tybeeposttheater.org


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Savannah Bananas

Vs. the Florence RedWolves. 7 p.m Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. $9 thesavannahbananas.com

Urban Economic Summit and Business Expo

African American, minority and women owned businesses are invited to learn from experts about the opportunities for economic business growth, especially within the Savannah market and throughout the Coastal Empire. Experts include speakers from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Georgia Department of Economic Development, Small Business Assistance Corporation (SBAC), SSU and more. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m Savannah State University, 3219 College St. $65-$500

Friday / 24

Concert: Ladies of the Blues

Tybee Post Theater presents a captivating evening of music with the Ladies of Blues Series featuring special guests Laiken Williams and Claire Frazier with Eric Jones on piano. The Ladies of Blues Series features female vocalists who follow in the footsteps of all American vocal legends such as Bessie Smith, Etta James and Janis Joplin, among others. 8-10 p.m The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. $25 Reserved Seating, $22.50 Theater Members tybeeposttheater.org

Front Porch Improv

Front Porch Improv is an improv party where Savannah audiences laugh until they cry, and then they laugh at people crying. Come loaded with suggestions where the Savannah’s Improv Company Ensemble will take your suggestions and blast out hilarious unscripted scenes. The 90 minute performance kicks off the night with Improv Games, followed by the featured team, a brief intermission, and a delicious Long Form for dessert. 8-9:45 p.m Bryson Hall, 5 E. Perry St. $12

TEDxSavannah

The first ever TEDxSavannah event provides a forum for dynamic, thoughtprovoking, inspirational and educational TEDx Talks by local community leaders, all centered on the theme “Challenge What Is: Personal, Local, Universal.” 8 a.m.-4 p.m Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W York St. tedxsavannah.com

Tybee Lighthouse Sunset Tour

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to experience the lighthouse after hours on a small private tour that includes a climb to the top. Children 12 and under not allowed. Tour lasts about 90 minutes. Tybee Island Lighthouse, 30 Meddin Ave. $25 912-786-5801

Saturday / 25

Concert: 1964: The Tribute

1964 takes their audience on a musical journey to an era in rock history that will George Stevens’ classic masterpiece illive in our hearts forever. This group is luminates Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth hailed by critics and fans alike as the most Taylor to such glorious heights in this authentic and endearing Beatles tribute in adaptation of Theodore Dreiser’s classic the world. novel of the same name. A poor boy (Clift) 7:30 p.m gets a job working for his rich uncle and Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. ends up falling in love with two women. $39-$49 Followed by a post show Q&A with the 912-525-5050. lucastheatre.com audience. Concert: Bradford Lee Folk & The 7 p.m Bluegrass Playboys Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Southern native Bradford Lee Folk works Film: Jailhouse Rock hard and plays hard. By day he’s out on Vince Everett is convicted of manslaugha John Deere tractor, tilling the land for a ter after being drawn into a bar fight while living as a long-time farmer. By night he’s trying to defend a woman. In prison, back home, tearing it up on stage with his Everett finds salvation when his cellmate, Bluegrass Playboys, playing the rougha country singer named Hunk Houghton, edged blend of bluegrass tradition and hears him sing and pegs him as a future true country grit that’s his stock-in-trade. star. 8-10 p.m 8 p.m The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $20 Reserved Seating, $18 Theater Members $9 tybeeposttheater.org

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Film: A Place in the Sun

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Drive-Thru Low-Cost Shot Clinic

Rabies vaccinations at the HSGS lowcost vaccination clinic will cost $10 and all other vaccines--1-year rabies, kennel cough, and canine and feline distemper-will cost only $15. Microchips will also be available at $25 each. You and your pet don’t even need to leave the car. All cats must be in carriers. 10 a.m.-2 p.m Chatham County Health Dept, 1602 Drayton

Field Day 2016

Great opportunity to meet our members and see what we do in the event of an emergency. This is a free open to the public event to look at some show and tell exhibitions, learn about a wonderful radio hobby, and even operate one of our station radios if you would like. 2 p.m 194 Crossroads Parkway Free to the public coastalamateurradiosociety.net

Film: Viva Las Vegas

All musically gifted race-driver Lucky Jackson (Elvis Presley) wants in Las Vegas is to score enough money for a new car motor so he can win the Grand Prix. When he encounters sexy swimming instructor Rusty (Ann-Margret), he considers staying around longer. 8 p.m Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $9

Forsyth Farmers Market

Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods. 9 a.m.-1 p.m Forsyth Park forsythfarmersmarket.com

Horizons Summer Sizzler 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run

JUNE 22-28, 2016

Proceeds benefit Horizons Savannah providing summer educational opportunities for low income students. Enjoy a timed summer race on a beautiful and mostly shady course through Wilmington Island and then cool down with watermelon and summer fun at the finish line. Kids 1 Mile Fun Run for all those 18 and under. 8-11:30 a.m JC Cannon Fields, Lang St. $5 for Kids 1 Mile, $25 for 5K, $30 - race day registration for 5K, at the site only fleetfeetsavannah.com/summersizzler

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Savannah Bananas

Vs. the Forest City Owls. 7 p.m Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. $9 thesavannahbananas.com

Savannah Bazaar

A creative, collaborative marketplace where everyone is welcome. Over 30 vendors, food, beer and art activities. 3-8 p.m Jelinek Creative Spaces, 101 N. Fahm St. $1 savannahbazaar.com

sunday / 26

The Psychotronic Film Society’s Bruce Campbell Birthday Bash

A fun cinematic birthday celebration in honor of the King of Cult. See story this issue. 5PM and 8PM (two screenings) Muse Arts Warehouse $10 admission (includes candy or snacks)

Monday / 27

Cuban Music and Dance Workshop

Learn about Cuban dance and music from expert, Daybert Linares. Dance experience not required, free and open to the public. 12-2 p.m Savannah State University, 3219 College St. Free

Monday Night Big Band Show

The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra perform on the riverfront. Ticket price includes the show and a complimentary drink. 7 p.m The Club at Savannah Harbor, #2 Resort Dr. $15

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Confidential free testing--no blood or needle required. Results in 20 minutes. 3-7 p.m Savannah Gardens, 515 Pennsylvania Ave Free

Tuesday / 28

Film: Hotel Transylvania 2

A film about kid friendly monsters, original voices from the first film: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Steve Buscemi, David Spade, Fran Drescher, Molly Shannon: returned for the sequel. Doors open 30 minutes before each show. 3-5 & 7-9 p.m Ogeechee Riverkeeper June Paddle The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. Headed back to the Ogeechee River this $7 Adults, $5 children 12 and Under month to paddle ~10 miles from Morgan’s tybeeposttheater.org Bridge (HWY 204) to the SavannahOgeechee Canal. Pre-registration required. 9 a.m Savannah Ogeechee Canal Museum and Nature Center, 681 Fort Argyle Rd. ogeecheeriverkeeper.org/paddletrips/


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Back in Savannah By Popular Demand 1964 takes their audience on a musical journey to an era in rock history that will live forever in our hearts. Performing songs from the pre Sgt. Pepper era, 1964 astonishingly recreates an early 60’s live Beatles concert with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles and onstage banter.

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The Amazing Race by Jim Morekis

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THE summer sun rises on a very different political world than just a few months ago. The Bernie Sanders revolution which once carries so much hope for so many seems to have fizzled out, squashed in a tsunami of byzantine Democratic Party rules specifically designed to keep populist candidates like him from being their nominee. And, it must be said, it was a revolution also done in by the candidate’s own inability to diversity his appeal — which is sort of the opposite of a revolution?

That willful self-destructive streak— along with his conspicuous unwillingness to fund or form even a token, skeletal campaign organization—makes you wonder if he was ever serious at all about being president, even a little bit. Really, I’ve seen local campaigns for county commission with more funding and organization than the Trump campaign. It’s mind-boggling. Indeed, it almost gives credence to those conspiracy theories early on saying that Trump was just a stalking horse for Clinton, designed to clear the way and give her the easiest entry to the White House possible. It sounded outlandish when first floated months ago, but does it sound so outland-

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itself, claims to be taking one last bite of the apple, one more last-ditch attempt to strip the nomination from Trump either before the convention or after. Seems like too little, too late. But as we’ve seen, the only thing we know for sure anymore is that we don’t know anything for sure anymore. So it sure looks like a safe bet that, barring an FBI indictment over the email scandal— always unlikely but now even less likely in the wake of Orlando — or some other wildly unpredictable event, Hillary Clinton will almost certainly be our next president. Regardless of your opinion about Clinton, the fact that very soon she will be for all intents and purposes essentially run-

We live in days of partisan hyper-polarization, when everyone is either 100 percent Team Red or 100 percent Team Blue, when some people actually take pride in literally not knowing or speaking to anyone from the other Team. Whatever hard feelings the Berners have towards Hillary Clinton, they are likely to bury them out of shared disgust and contempt for Donald Trump. Yep, the Republicans managed to hitch their wagon to literally the only public figure in America with worse unfavorable numbers than Clinton herself. It’s truly a sign of our dysfunctional times that Clinton, one of America’s least trusted figures, under FBI investigation as we speak —another of her historic firsts! — is considered the no-brainer choice. As for Trump, after shattering the record for most primary votes ever gained by a Republican candidate in the 160-plus year history of that party, he decided to… implode. Instead of consolidating his presumptive nomination and his month-long headstart on Clinton, who still had yet to put Sanders away, Trump bizarrely doubled down on his penchant for outrageously offensive statements.

ish now? At this point, after all the crazy things that have transpired—and it’s only June!— I don’t put anything past anyone. What’s more likely, of course, is that Trump ran for president more to make a point, and/or to push his own business interests. He might have been as surprised as any of us by the fanatic level of support he ended up receiving, and surprised that he may now have to carry the Republican banner into almost certain defeat. I’m old enough to remember Mike Tyson biting off Evander Holyfield’s ear in the middle of a fight he was losing badly. Trump’s shenanigans remind me of Tyson’s ear-biting: Disqualifying himself so he won’t actually have to take the loss. Either that, or he really is this cluelessly nasty. The so-called #NeverTrump movement, the only entity in the country even less organized than the Trump campaign

ning unopposed is not necessarily healthy for our system. We live in days of partisan hyper-polarization, when everyone is either 100 percent Team Red or 100 percent Team Blue, when some people actually take pride in literally not knowing or speaking to anyone from the other Team. But I confess to being a little old-school in preferring that the United States have a strong two-party system. Call me crazy. Checks and balances and vigorous debate are, after all, supposed to be what make our system work. Candidates for the office of the presidency, the world’s most powerful position, ideally shouldn’t waltz into the office in the manner of an incumbent city alderman winning a fourth or fifth term. But it’s early still! And you know what we say about the weather in the South: If you don’t like it, wait a few minutes and it’s sure to change. cs

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Semaj Clark, undaunted

2015 shooting doesn’t deter young activist from spreading message of forgiveness, introspection, respect, and education By Richard Walls

JUNE 22-28, 2016

BEFORE DECIDING to alter the course of his life, the story of Semaj Clark was all too familiar to everyone who witnesses the reality that surrounds misguided youth. Now as founder of the FIRE organization, he looks to inspire youth to avoid the same mistakes he made early in life. FIRE, which stands for forgiveness, introspection, respect, and education, is a program dedicated towards the empowerment of youths of all ages through the teaching of basic life skills that are necessary for success. On June 27, the upcoming FIRE forum at the First African Baptist Church will provide the first of many opportunities for those youth to lead their own discussions about how to find solutions to the problems

that are plaguing their community. “I’ve been talking to a lot of people and they say that the adults don’t really care about our own perspective. So, I felt like I need to maybe do something for them and let them get a chance to speak,” says Clark. In addition to discussions about possible solutions to issues plaguing Savannah, there will be also be opportunities to help launch the growth of the program in Savannah. Forms will be presented providing details for student enrollment. Also, there will be announcements regarding ways to create partnerships and sponsorships that will provide kids involved with even better opportunities to be exposed to different experiences. “It’s going to offer opportunities like jobs to kids because not everybody has parents that are going to guide them and direct them to do good,” says Clark.

10 A 2015 file shot of Semaj Clark and his mother Cynthia; this was soon after his shooting.

Those youths who have interacted with Clark have been able to connect with him because they realize how similar his past experiences are to their own. “They’ve been telling me stuff that they’ve been going through and I’ve been able to say I’ve been there before.” These past experiences are what have shaped a story defined by initial failures followed by a remarkable redemption. Semaj was born in Los Angeles to a drugaddicted mother without the presence of a father. These circumstances led to him being placed in foster care where he was subjected to abuse. The combination of these difficulties led towards feelings of bitterness and distrust that fueled his early struggles. “When there’s so much going on in your life and so many things that you’ve been exposed to it just feels you up with this evil that makes you not care”, he says. This attitude led to a downward spiral that included being involved with gangsters and an eventual arrest for burglary at age 12. However, it was an experience that was caused by his bad decisions that would serve as the catalyst for the acceptance of

change in his life. “When I was 15 I had got shot and I was like I could have died. That day I told myself that I couldn’t straddle the fence anymore,” Clark says. Following that, he embraced programs such as BLOOM, or Building a Lifetime of Options and Opportunities for Men, sponsored by the Brotherhood Crusade, which would teach him the values necessary to find success. The commitment members of this program made towards helping him is what inspired Clark to focus on improving his behavior and attitude. “I pushed them away for a like a year but then I started working with them because they showed that they cared,” he says. With the support of a group of advisors and mentors, Semaj was able to quickly become a role model for other young people who have shared the same difficulties. His newly found leadership would propel him to yet another life altering experience. As part of the My Brother’s Keeper initiative, President Obama was visiting the Los Angeles Trade Technical College to recognize organizations impacting the community. As a member of the


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Brotherhood Crusade, Semaj was among the 11 groups there for the presentation. He was chosen as the representative to meet and shake hands with the president. “That was the second moment where I decided that I couldn’t be straddling the fence. You can’t shake the president’s hand and then be in jail,” he says. He used this moment as motivation to continue his pursuit of success. When he reached the age of 18 he had enrolled in college after previously dropping out of high school. He also began finding success as a public speaker and as an advocate for black male achievement. This journey of success would eventually lead him to Savannah. Semaj’s group was invited by the Chatham County Juvenile Court to come speak and share their experiences with the troubled youth in the area. He soon fell in love with the environment of acceptance that he felt while visiting. “The reaction was wonderful. I told them I wanted to stay in Savannah”, he says. Unfortunately, this would also be the same environment that would once again alter his life. On October 10, 2016, Semaj was permanently paralyzed during a robbery attempt in the Yamacraw public housing project following a community safety

forum. Instead of letting this incident anger him, he used it as motivation to stay in Savannah and help the same youths that injured him. One person who has witnessed this dedication is Ann Durek, who has developed a strong relationship with Semaj through her role as the Chief Navigator of Anchor Advocacy and Consulting Group, a business aimed at helping those with disabilities to live independently through community support. “I was impressed with his energy and drive to move forward with what he was already doing to transform the lives of youth. Instead of being bitter about his injury I was inspired by his energy to turn that around,” says Durek. She has also experienced first-hand the dangers present in Savannah. “Bullets came into my home during a gunfight last march and it brought an awareness to me about the many people dying around Savannah”, says Durek. Semaj will continue to fight this battle against violence and use FIRE as a way promote awareness of issues plaguing the youth. He wants to develop chapters across different areas to reach more people. “FIRE is going to be everywhere. I’m never going to stop pushing FIRE.” cs

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Creative Coast. The Creative Coast was founded in 1997 by a group of volunteers within the Coastal Business & Technology Alliance of Savannah with the purpose of nurturing members of the community engaged in creative or innovative endeavors and to create an environment in which they thrive. Since then, with support from The City of Savannah and the Savannah Economic Development Authority, the organization has grown to include events such as TEDxSavannah. Among this year’s speakers will be Beverly Willett. Willett began a career as a New York City entertainment attorney before deciding to transition towards a career in journalism where she has written for publications such as the New York Times and the Washington Post. Throughout this transition, she faced challenges such as lower income, a struggling economy, and an eventual divorce. Instead of labeling these challenges as obstacles, she refers to them as being a part of a process. “I’m a big proponent of paying your dues.


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I think in our society we tend to think that things ought to be quick and easy but you need to patient,” Willett says. This transition eventually included a move to Savannah three years ago when she realized that she wanted a fresh start in a new environment. In her mind, Savannah would serve as the ideal place for her to flourish. “I felt really comfortable here. I got this vibe that I got every time that I visited here,” says Willett. As a current board member of the Chatham-Savannah Authority for the Homeless, Willett also realizes the importance of the issue of community involvement which is promoted by TEDx. “Some of the problems that we have tend to occur when we become isolated and when we take ourselves out of that community,” she says. This message is also supported by the other leaders who will speak at the event. Peter Ulrich is someone who has been involved with public education for 14 years. Apart from being an educator, he has established a connection with those in his community by focusing on issues such as domestic violence and family reunification. He realizes that this sort of involvement is key to improving lives and futures and is a major reason why he chose education as a career path. “I saw a lot of kids who really needed to connect and needed to find a way to move themselves out of their current situations. Education seemed to be like the great equalizer and serve as the way they could make their lives better,” he says.

Now as the principal of the STEM Academy at Bartlett he focuses on creating a culture, similar to the one promoted by TEDx, in which individuals feel supported and everyone has opportunity to be engaged. This culture is what allowed the academy to be named the number one middle grades STEM program in the United States by the Future of Education Technology Conference, but more importantly have an impact on students who are being exposed to different opportunities. “They have a lot of ways that they can show us what they know and they seem to be very excited about that,” says Ulrich. As a fellow educator, who is the assistant director of Communications at the Savannah Country Day School, Courtney Papy is also familiar with how important education can be to unlocking the potential of young students. She also realizes the importance of community involvement and how it can transform the potential of an entire area. As the lead organizer of Emergent Savannah, she committed herself towards engaging others to take action. “Just showing up as much as possible and not just doing things that you are familiar with is very important.” As one of this year’s speakers at TEDxSavannah, she hopes this message will continue to reach more people. cs

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JUNE 22-28, 2016

Entertainers from the 2015 Tedx Savannah

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Why not nuclear-powered cruise ships? Modern ships run on a lot of fuel. Why not make large ships, like cruise ships and cargo transports, nuclear-powered? —Xodiac GOOD NEWS, Xodiac: the future is now. As soon as this weekend, you yourself can set sail on the Russian craft 50 Years of Victory, the largest nuclear-powered icebreaker in the world, which, as a side gig, takes passengers cruising over the sunny North Pole. A stateroom’s yours for a cool $26,995, and the two-week package includes an open bar, hot-air balloon rides, and the chance to see firsthand just how quickly climate change is rendering icebreakers obsolete. No wonder they’re turning to tourism. There is indeed something of a global existential need for technological advancement in this arena. And admittedly the non-Russian, non-icebreaking pickings are a little slim, as far as civilian nuclear-powered ships go, but there’s reason to think that’s about to change. Of course, there’s been reason to think it’s about to change since the 1950s, when

the idea made its public debut, courtesy of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. World War II was over. Having let the nuclear horse out of the barn, the United States was now trying to keep the reins as tight as possible. To that end, Ike introduced his Atoms for Peace program, the aim of which was to spread globally the promise of a kinder, gentler split nucleus. We note here that Atoms for Peace has since been appropriated as the name of an alt-rock supergroup led by Radiohead’s Thom Yorke. Atoms for Peace was also propaganda— the Eisenhower initiative, that is, not the band. Ike hoped that by offering countries assistance in developing their nuclearenergy capabilities, the U.S. might keep their sympathies firmly on the side of the West. He made recipient countries pinkyswear they wouldn’t use the technology to develop a nuclear weapon, a geopolitical strategy that worked out about as well as you’d expect: the assistance set Iran down the weapons path, and also helped Israel, India, and Pakistan cook up bombs of their own. But I digress. Ike was also keen to prove the myriad ways nuclear could benefit everyday Americans. Thus one stateside AFP project was the NS Savannah, a civilian nuclear ship launched in 1959 as a harbinger of America’s rosy atomic future. Well, sort of, but honestly more like a preview of how slow the whole nuclearmerchant-marine concept would be to gain any kind of traction. Currently the <ital>Savannah<> is gathering dust in Baltimore, having remained in useful service for only ten years. The vessel did fine technologywise, but, configured as a hybrid of passenger ship and cargo ship, it fell short in both capacities—not really providing a model worth replicating.

What’s been holding back nuclear merchant ships? There’s a matter of, for instance, customer queasiness. Talking to the magazine Maritime Executive in 2015, one industry consultant said, “When you ask educated, professional groups whether they believe we should become more reliant on nuclear power, 30-40 percent are positive. When you ask the same group if they would be prepared to take their family on holiday on a nuclear-powered cruise ship, the number drops to below 10 percent.” Crew members on military nuclear ships, safe though they may be, wear dosimeters at all times, just in case— hardly a reassuring sight for your typical Caribbean vacationers, I’d imagine. Otherwise, the challenges look logistically complex but certainly not insurmountable: rejiggering regulatory regimes, retrofitting ships, trying to figure out what to do with the nuclear waste (a problem, of course, not specific to shipping). And the benefits are significant: • Ship owners nowadays have resisted switching to cleaner-burning natural gas because of a lack of in-port infrastructure for refueling, and so commercial craft continue to burn the dirtier fossil fuels. Nuclear avoids the issue altogether: not only zero emissions, but no refueling for five to seven years at a time. • The startup costs of nuclear aren’t nothing—besides the reactor itself, there’s security, insurance, etc—but <ital>Nuclear Engineering International<ital> estimates that, factoring in lower fuel costs, a given ship could break even within 10 to 20 years. The economics should continue to improve, too, as the world sees heavier regulation of fossil fuels, in the form of carbon taxes and the like. • Cheaper fuel means ships can travel faster—a boon in ways obvious (getting

goods to market) and subtle (less susceptibility to pirate attacks). The technology is basically there, too. As I pointed out in a 2009 column, the bite-size nuclear reactors that may one day revolutionize power generation are still in early stages on land, but not at sea—the U.S. Navy’s been successfully powering submarines with small nukes for decades. And though there have been plenty of maritime accidents over those years, no leakage has ever resulted from a sunk nuclear reactor. We’ve seen increasing interest in the possibility of nuclear propulsion over the last several years, and one imagines companies will feel a further push from the Paris climate accord of 2015, which encouraged the development of nuclear technologies. So maybe hold on to that 27 grand for now, Xodiac—I suspect you’ll see your options expand, and cheapen, after not too long. cs By cecil adams Send questions to Cecil via straightdope.com

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A suspect is in custody after a homicide on Sagebrush Lane in the Georgetown neighborhood on June 16. Savannah-Chatham Metro Police responded to the shooting just after 8:00 p.m. and “arrested a suspect within minutes. The shooting was the result of a dispute between co-workers,” police say. The victim in the shooting on Sagebrush Lane has been identified as Jason Wood, 43. Wood was transported to Memorial University Medical Center where he died. David Newman, 50, is charged with one count of murder, one count of possession of a firearm/knife in committing a crime and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon

Man found dead on Southside

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Violent Crimes detectives responded to a fatal shooting at approximately 3:45 a.m., June 20, near the intersection of Arrow Street and Seneca Road on the Southside. “Dezmond Davidson, 26, was found deceased in the roadway when officers arrived on scene,” police say. No further details are immediately available.

Arrest in June 9 homicide

Shanika Latoya Dunbar, 31, was arrested June 14 by Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police and the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and charged with the murder of Theron Jonathan Robins. The fatal shooting that occurred near the intersection of East 33rd Lane and Atlantic Street, June 9. Metro responded to the scene at approximately 10:20 p.m. finding Robbins, 32, suffering from at least one gunshot wound. He succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

Two arrested in meth operation

A joint operation between the ChathamSavannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT) and the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) Drug Unit led to a large seizure of crystal methamphetamine on June 12.

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“Shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday, CNT arrested 39-year-old Charles Tillman Jr., of Guyton, and 30-year-old Courtney Jones of Savannah. They were found inside a vehicle at a Chevron gas station located near the Interstate 95 and Highway 204 corridor,” a CNT spokesman says. “Agents seized more than one pound of crystal methamphetamine, two firearms and other controlled substances. Tillman was wearing a security officer badge around his neck area at the time of his arrest,” CNT says. Tillman and Jones were charged with multiple felonies to include Trafficking Methamphetamine and Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony. Tillman was also charged with

two counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. They are being held in the Chatham County Detention Center without bond following their arraignment hearings in the Recorder’s Court of Chatham County. CNT and ECSO’s joint investigation uncovered that Tillman and others “would make regular trips to Atlanta to purchase methamphetamine and then distribute it throughout Chatham and Effingham Counties,” CNT says. Undercover agents learned that Tillman and Jones “were in the process of resupplying and were able to make contact with both persons. It is believed that the crystal methamphetamine was seized before any of it could be distributed.”

Vehicle in Mall shooting found

The black Lexus that was used in the Southside Savannah robbery and shooting June 10 has been located by SavannahChatham Metropolitan Police Department Islands Precinct officers. The vehicle is currently being processed as evidence. It was found by SCMPD officers on the east side, behind an abandoned residence. Police have arrested and charged 16-year-old Jerry Chambers with the robbery and shooting of 63-year-old Marie Cochran in the Savannah Mall parking lot.

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news & Opinion News of the weird App Nauseam

In May, the Norwegian Consumer Council staged a live, 32-hour TV broadcast marathon—a word-for-word reading of the “terms of service” for internet applications Instagram, Spotify and more than two dozen others, totaling 900 pages and 250,000 words of legal restrictions and conditions that millions of users “voluntarily” agree to when they sign up (usually via a mouse click or finger swipe). A council official called such terms “bordering on the absurd,” as consumers could not possibly understand everything they were legally binding themselves to. (The reading was another example of Norway’s fascination with “slow TV”—the success of other marathons, such as coverage of a world-record attempt at knitting yarn and five 24-hour days on a salmon-fishing boat, mentioned in News of the Weird in 2013.)

Government in Action!

• The Defense Department still uses 1980s-era 8-inch floppy disks on computer systems that handle part of America’s “nuclear umbrella,” including ballistic missiles. Also, according to a May report by the Government Accountability Office, systems using 1970s-era COBOL programing language are still used for key functions of the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service, among others (including Veterans Affairs, for tracking beneficiary claims). Agencies have reported recruiting retired employees to return to fix glitches in operating systems long since abandoned by Microsoft and others. -• In April, police in Boise, Idaho, told KAWO Radio that they will not relax the year-old ban on dachshund “racing” that was a traditional family entertainment highlight at the annual “Arena-Wiena Extravaganza”—because all dog-racing in Idaho is illegal. The station had argued that the law intended to target only greyhound racing; that an exception had been carved out for popular dogsled racing (reasoning: individual dogs were not racing each other); and that, in any event, the “race” course was only about 40 feet long— but reported that the authorities were “dead serious” about the ban.

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A watchdog agency monitoring charities revealed in May its choice for “worst” among those “helping” U.S. veterans: The National Vietnam Veterans Foundation

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that “hypnosis” could lead to “recovered” memory (a popular hypothesis in the 1980s and 1990s, but largely discredited today). There was no physical evidence against Flores, and the trial court was ordered to rethink the validity of hypnosis. -- (Government) Crime Scenes: (1) The Massachusetts attorney general disclosed in May that state crime-lab chemMore Adventures of the Easily ist Sonja Farak (who was fired in 2013) Offended worked “high” on drugs (1) A March video fea“every day” in the lab tured a black San Francisco in Amherst, beginning State University woman around 2005. Among angrily confronting a white her preferred refreshCleveland student, accusing him of ments: meth, ketamine, Rocks, “cultural appropriation” ecstasy and LSD. (Farak finally because he was wearing his worked at a different hair in dreadlocks. (2) A Massachusetts crime lab March fitness club ad pitch than Annie Dookhan, in Sawley, England, picturimprisoned in 2013 for ing an extraterrestrial with improvising damaging the caption, “And when they lab results on at least arrive, they’ll take the fat 20,000 convicts.) (2) The ones first,” was denounced U.S. Justice Department by an anti-bullying organizarevealed in April that in tion as “offensive.” (3) A May the 20-year period endbus-stop ad for a San Franing about 2000, most FBI cisco money lender (“10 perforensic unit examiners cent down. Because you’re overstated hair sample too smart to rent”) was “matches” in criminal derided for “ooz(ing) self-congratulatory trial testimony—helping prosecutors 95 privilege.” percent of the time. raised more than $29 million from 2010 to 2014—but wound up donating about 2 cents of every dollar toward actual help. The other 98 cents went to administration and fund-raising. (Similarly troubling, according to the watchdog, is that the CEO of NVVF is a staff attorney at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.)

Unclear on the Concept

Gainesville, Florida, performance artist Tom Miller planned a public piece in a downtown plaza during May and June as homage to the music composer John Cage’s celebrated “4’33” (which is four minutes and 33 seconds of purposeful silence by all musicians who “play” on the piece). Miller said his project would consist of local artists “installing” sculpture at 15-minute intervals for five days—except that the “sculpture” would have to be imagined by observers, as (in the tradition of Cage) nothing otherwise perceptible would be there.

The Continuing Crisis

• Tex-ass Justice! Convicted murderer Charles Flores was on Texas’ death row for more than 16 years (until June 2 of this year) before the state’s highest criminal appeals court finally ruled that the execution might not be justified if the most important evidence was provided by a witness whom the police had hypnotized. The trial judge, and the jury, had accepted

Wait, What?

• Robert Williams, 38, was arrested on June 1 in Calhan, Colorado, after challenging his daughter to a duel with handguns. Williams had pointed a gun at his daughter, then demanded that she grab one, too. The daughter’s age was not reported, but police said she and Williams both got off shots (that missed). • Erick “Pork Chop” Cox, 32, in an angry construction-site clash in DeBary, Florida, in June, used his front-end loader to dump two heaps of dirt onto his boss, Perry Byrd, 57, burying him up to his waist before coworkers intervened. Cox said Byrd had taken the first swing and that he had only accidentally engaged the loader when trying to turn it off, but Byrd claimed that Cox was laughing during the episode. Cox was arrested.

initiated when the judge noticed an “overwhelming” smell of marijuana accompanying Dabney as he entered the room. Upon extensive questioning (according to a transcript provided by WXIX-TV), Dabney swore that he had no drugs—though the penalty for lying would be immediate jailing, but producing the drugs voluntarily would result only in their being confiscated, without charges. One more chance, the exhausted, super-patient judge implored, just to be sure. Dabney then sheepishly pulled out a bag of marijuana. “Finally, you come clean,” said the judge. “Are you sure (now)?” Dabney then pulled out another bag. “Oh, my lord,” said the judge, who still kept his word and only found Dabney in contempt for “coming to court high.”

Recurring Themes

In the most recent instance of a landlord ordering a resident to make his home safe for burglars, Kevin Sheehan of Abingdon, England, was told by his housing association in May that he would be evicted unless he removed his above-ground backyard fish pond (and relocated the 80 koi carp and goldfish). The landlord was concerned that if a trespasser jumped the property wall, he could not anticipate that he would land in the pond and might hurt himself.

News of the Weird Classic (June 2012)

Chinese media reported that (in 2012), at the Xiaogan Middle School in Hubei province, high school students studying for the all-important national college entrance exam worked through the evening while hooked up to intravenous drips of amino acids to fight fatigue. A director of the school’s Office of Academic Affairs reasoned that before the IVs were hung, weary students complained of losing too much time running back and forth to the school’s infirmary for energy injections. After the media reports, the public backlash was less against China’s placing so much importance on the exams and more complaining that the government was subsidizing the cost of those injections. cs

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In the wake of the tragic shooting at Pulse Orlando, Savannah’s burlesque and drag family is coming together in compassion and support of LGBTQI voices. The House of Gunt’s Edna Allan Hoe, a.k.a. Ryan Workman, felt moved to unite Savannah’s queer community in solidarity with our Southern neighbors and has quickly assembled a stellar night of performance and fundraising. “The idea started with House of Gunt,” Workman explains. “But we’re a smallish troupe, and I’m just one person.” The Gunties recently teamed up with The Savannah Sweet Tease Burlesque Revue for a co-production, Disney Whirled. Inspired by the show’s success, Workman reached out to the Revue; immediately, they were on board for another collaboration.

Club One, which has drag show nights built into its weekly calendar, was a perfect fit for a venue. “After the vigil [for Orlando victims] in [Forsyth] Park, the number of people who showed up—even straight people who had never been to the club before—was overwhelming,” says Club One manager Travis Coles. “It was inspiring and reassuring. We had been trying to think of a way to do a fundraiser, and Ryan reached out. I’m very excited about all three [troupes].” While each troupe delivers boundlessly creative entertainment, Savannah’s drag scene has a kind of stylistic separation among it. Thursday is the first time the premiere collectives have teamed up. “House of Gunt is much more artistic, avant-garde, as opposed to Club One, which is a little more traditional,” explains Workman. “Not that either is right or wrong: they’re just different styles of drag.” House of Gunt’s Dax Exclamationpoint (a national sensation since her appearance on “RuPaul’s Drag Race”), Influenza Mueller, Edna Allan Hoe, and Toyotta Mitsubishi will perform, as well as Teases Jack N’ Thacox, Rita D’LaVane, Regina Lee Snatch, and Roxanna Darling. Representing the home stage of Club One are Blair Williams, Chi Chi Bonet Sherrington, Nala Couture

Alexandria, and Jordan Sophia Alexander. As a student at SCAD, Workman was drawn to the young, experimental, heatof-the-moment energy of House of Gunt. While Gunties flit from venue to venue (Hang Fire was a favorite spot, with recent local performances happening at Ampersand and The Jinx), Club One, home to Lady Chablis, is an established fixture of the Southeast drag scene. The Sweet Teases love subverting gender stereotypes with sumptuous shimmying and plenty of tongue-in-cheek fun. “The name of the game is showing unity and support for those in Orlando,” attests Coles. “We’re uniting. We may not always hang out at the same bars, but we share commonalities.” All proceeds—cover charge, bartender and entertainer tips, and silent auction and raffle earnings—will directly support the victims and families of those affected by the Pulse Orlando shooting. “We’re three different groups in Savannah, but we’re still a part of the same queer family,” Workman affirms. “It affected all of us, and for this show, we all want to come together to help.” CS

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music interview Dennis Barber, Anne dos Santos, and Jason Beck, founders of My Maiden Name. Photo by craig tanner

My Maiden Name releases debut EP Savannah pop-rock band delivers a melting pot of sound

by Anna Chandler

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JUNE 22-28, 2016

So, a bossa nova-loving competitive opera singer, a freestyle rapper, and a sharpminded guitarist walk into a bar… The members of Savannah’s My Maiden Name hail from truly eclectic musical backgrounds, but when they come together, their new wave, Brazilian pop. ‘90s alternative, and hip-hop influences meld into a contagious, summery sound. Led by Anne dos Santos’ trained and beautifully unusual, bilingual vocals, there are shades of The Cranberries, Better Than Ezra, and the like stirred in with danceable beats and infectious melodies from guitarist Jason Beck, bassist Dennis 20 Barber, and drummer Rhett Coleman.

We chatted with dos Santos, Beck, and Barber about the band’s origins and the release of their first EP, My Thoughts, The Same.

Since it’s your first recording, this is an introduction to the band for a lot of people. How do you feel it encompasses your sound?

Let’s hear about the EP! You recorded with Kellan Powers and Craig Tanner, is that right?

Dennis Barber: I think we all have a different view of it. For me, it shows a wide variety of songs from scratchy, driving songs to very melodic, and then “No Encanto” shows that we have some Brazilian and Portuguese influences—sweeter songs. JB: At first, we started recording songs for the novelty of it. When we started this project, we wanted to have something tangible. For our very first little EP, it shows a nice range. I think they fit together nicely. Anne dos Santos: These were some of our earlier songs; they are songs that have had a chance to grow.

Jason Beck: There’s five songs. The first four arestudio recordings; we did those with Kellen. It was a great experience, he’s an easy guy to work with, very talented sound engineer. We’re very happy with what he did for those songs. The fifth one is a live recording that Craig recorded for us, and that came out pretty good, as well; it was from a spotlight set we did at [Molly MacPherson’s] open mic.

What’s the songwriting process like? JB: I like the way our songs develop. The mainstay process is I come up with some musical ideas—I’ll have the idea for the verse, guitar chords, and maybe what the melody will be with the verse, same with the chorus—I’ll bring two or four song ideas to these guys, and hopefully, out of four, there’s one we all like! And these guys are much better at writing lyrics than I am. DB: I think Anne’s really good at developing melodies, especially some of the slower, softer songs that are very melodic. My major contribution is in lyrics. Jason likes to use the analogy of raising a kid. JB: I conceive the kid and give birth to it, but it’s completely unruly, and I nurture it for a little bit, then it gets to the point where it starts asking questions I can’t


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Lyrically, what are you trying to impart on this EP? JB: We all have a hand in writing and taking the lead on lyrics. Each of us have very different styles, which I kind of like. DB: We all have different approaches, tendencies, themes we gravitate toward. The stories [Jason] tells are different from what I tell. JB: Mine are more about internal struggles. These guys are more about existential things, external influences. I think that comes together in a neat way. ADS: I do write about internal battles, but it’s mainly under the theme of love. JB: And my songs are never about love! DB: She’s the sweet songwriter. JB: I’m the dark, twisted one. How did the band come together initially? JB: Dennis came to where I work about two years ago, and after a few months, I was like, ‘Okay, I’ll see what this new guy is all about!’ I asked what he did for fun; he said, ‘I play bass guitar and my wife sings.’ I said, ‘Oh, really? I like to play guitar, maybe we should get together and try to do something.’ We got together that weekend. Next Monday, Dennis came in with whole sheet of lyrics. I thought, ‘That was a fun experiment. We’ll play it at an open mic, or bust it out in a year when we’re drunk.’ …and that was about 25 songs ago!

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Do you feel like y’all had similar taste in music when you met? DB: There’s a crossover, a Venn diagram where there’s some ‘90s alternative and ‘80s new wave that we all dig. Our influences are very different. My father and grandfather were bluegrass musicians, and in undergrad, I got into hip-hop. I did freestyle and rap battles for like, seven years. JB: Anne has a lot of background in opera. ADS: That’s where I started singing. It feels like another lifetime! But I always loved singing, so when I had opportunity and Dennis had some songs I said, ‘Oh yeah. Let’s do this.’ Since I’m half-Brazilian, I have a lot of influences within popular music, bossa nova. Anything ‘80s.

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Grab a copy of My Maiden Name’s first EP, My Thoughts, The Same, at their release party on Friday. They’ll perform with open mic buds Nico Dylan and Mitchell Miller and fraggle-punks The Gumps. Savannah artist Lauren Schwind will be live painting throughout the show. CS

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Summer heat getting you down? Spend a day cooling off in the ocean, shake off the sand, and head over the Tybee Post Theater for a healthy dose of the blues. This weekend, the Theater welcomes its second installment of Ladies of the Blues, a series of concerts illuminating local vocalists. Experience two generations of talent in Claire Frazier and Laiken Williams, with piano accompaniment by Eric Jones. Frazier brings a lifetime of fascinating experience to the stage. The jazz vocalist got her start singing in Sunday mass, going on to get her education at UC Berkley. Following her passion for earning and sharing knowledge, Frazier began working as a special education teacher in Los Angeles, going on to earn a B.A. in Psychology, M.A. in Clinical Psychology, and a B.A. in Architectural Interior Design. “I taught school for 36 years,” the Renaissance woman explains. “Then, after that, I could do my music full time. In the interim of raising a family, I toured.” Frazier was selected to sing as a backup vocalist for Motown groups, including hit maker and legend Smokey Robinson. “I got to audition for several things,” she remembers. “What they would do was pair you with whoever you sounded the best with. They’d get you to come out and do different functions around.” In that time, Frazier played The Hollywood Bowl, performed with Henry Mancini Group, and much more. “After my kids grew up, I decided to expand my horizons,” she shares. With her husband having passed in Vietnam and an empty nest, Frazier bought a ticket to Europe and found a new home overseas. “I sang jazz over there,” she says. “I did a lot of blues in Europe, too. Some guys had come in from Tennessee, requesting old-school Memphis Slim. I’d get invited to do some venues, and they would always say, ‘You can’t do the blues if you’ve never had them.’ Well, I’ve lived long enough to have a lot of blues! My delivery with that is straight ahead. I can tell a story through song. It comes out pretty profound, if I do say so myself, but blues, really, started as a church segment, and it started from there and spread.” Frazier’s talents have taken her everywhere, from entertaining the likes of Steven Spielberg and Sharon Stone to traveling throughout Africa. However, she had never been to Savannah when she felt

Claire Frazier, left, and Laiken Williams, right, take the Tybee Post Theater stage on Friday.

called to move here in 2006. “I was sitting in my dining room, and all of the sudden, I just heard something tell me, ‘Savannah,’” she recalls. “I’m thinking, ‘Oh! Well, I’ve been to the savannahs of Africa!’ I got out the atlas and said, ‘Georgia?! Oh, no! People like me don’t go to Georgia!’” When she landed, Frazier quickly had a change of heart. After being introduced to acclaimed bassist Ben Tucker, she began performing with him at festivals and gigs, all while meeting the greats of Savannah’s jazz scene. She’s fallen in love the Lowcountry’s music community, great food, and the friendliness of strangers (making eye contact and returning greetings from passersby was a major adjustment from her time in big cities). Though she markets herself as a jazz singer, performing weekly at Vic’s on the River, Frazier knows her blues. “With blues, you can’t go wrong,” she says. “It’s a wonderful thing when you do blues. You can pull the audience in, you can relate life storytelling. When you put in the vocals, you’re telling a story, and audiences can relate to what you’re saying.” Frazier’s fellow Lady of the Blues, Laiken Williams, is no stranger to the genre, having stolen the show at Blues Trinity: A Tribute to the Three Kings production last year. “I still have people talk about how much that was a big impact on them—and how much Ray Lundy and I would make a great singing duo!” she laughs. A Nicholls, Georgia native, Williams enjoyed singing in chorus and show choir as a young woman, but she never quite saw herself becoming the in-demand belter that Savannah knows and loves today.

Gigging around town singing soul, funk and R&B under her stage name, Laiken Love, Williams discovered a “fun side job to do” where she could “make a little money here and there.” “I didn’t think it was my path,” she says. “Then I got to know people, and now I have a totally different view on it. I’ve transformed so much and gotten to know such great musicians. I never saw this coming, but I’m very thankful; it’s been a fun ride.” Recently, Williams wrote her first song, recorded by Aphelion Records and released on their recent compilation album. This summer, catch her crooning at several of The Lucas Summer Cabaret shows. Williams says that she and Frazier put their heads together to create a diverse program of blues throughout the ages. “Claire is more of the early blues, where I’m more of blues-rock,” she explains. “I have more of a Janis Joplin, soulful, blues— Aretha Franklin, Alabama Shakes, Amy Winehouse, Bonnie Raitt. It’s a good mixture of blues from the ‘60s to today.” “It’s going to be a great show and wellworth the drive to Tybee,” Williams affirms. “Claire is an amazing singer; I admire her longevity in the community and impact she’s had. Ricardo [Ochoa] and the Tybee Post are doing great shows and making such an impact on our community in Savannah and Tybee. It’s important that we show our support.” CS

Ladies of the Blues with Laiken Williams and Claire Frazier When: Friday, June 24, 8 p.m. Where: Tybee Post Theater Info: All-ages


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Savannah, meet The Faux Four. Heralded by Rolling Stone as the “Best Beatles Tribute on Earth,” 1964: The Tribute returns to Savannah this weekend to recreate an authentic shot of British Invasion. Performing only the material that existed during the Beatles’ time touring America, the Ohio-based group has considered every possible detail to transport audiences to the past. From the bangs to the timbre of their laughs to the tone of their amplifiers, 1964 presents an authentic and fun-filled experience for Beatles fans of all ages. We caught up with John—er, Mark Benson—to learn more about the group’s origins, artistic devotion, and the eternal magic of the best band in the world. What prompted you to begin a Beatles tribute band? It’s my fault, really! Being in original groups, we’d all known each other from being in the same town, growing up in the music industry. We’d all seen each other’s bands. We wanted to progress from Top 40, put together a studio, have fun, so you don’t lose touch with performing. We were never thinking it would be full time, or intending it to be. That was 32 years ago in 1984! Two years from then, we hit huge in the college market in America and Canada and set records. We’d go to these showcases, play for 20 minutes in different regions at different conventions. We were blown away. We thought, ‘They’re going to want to hear current music.’ Then this thing just took off, and for a while, we did nothing but colleges across America. To this day, we’re doing about 80 to 90 shows a year. How do you capture the full experience of seeing the band in their day? Those first years for us were jam-packed. We wanted people to see what it was like to do a Beatles concert: matching suits, similar haircuts, amplifiers, drums, guitars, the banter they do back and forth. We wanted to show them as good as they could be. If you got a ticket to see the Beatles, this is what you would have seen. This is a Beatles concert.

When you got started, how did you decide what material you’d play? Were you focusing on a certain era, skimming the hits…? We play everything up to Revolver. This was another thing we were aghast by: You expect people who grew up in that time period to get into it. We thought we’d be playing parties, class reunions, some nightclubs, we were thinking maybe once a month, two months. We quickly found out that there’s no demographic not included in Beatles fans. Recently, I had a grandad and grandson sitting front row, and every song, the kid would look up at his grandpa. We talked after—they’d just finished playing the Beatles Rock Band game beore the show. This is wild, because when you do something with your grandkid, you do something they like. They were both into this. It really does have this positive, unifying effect on the audience: they sing, smile, laugh, scream like crazy, and nobody really cares! It’s like therapy.

Here Comes The Fun! Get ready to twist and shout with 1964: The Tribute.

So after doing this for 32 years, do you have a favorite song to play? Do you go through phases of favorites?

It’s like trying to pick your favorite flower: There are so many beautiful flowers. It’s the same. You look at these Beatles records, and most groups who have an album, there are maybe one, two singles on it. All the Beatles records could be in the top ten. I Did you begin with studying archival couldn’t pick a favorite song or album. The footage? Beatles in ’65 were so good; Rubber Soul is killer. Well, in ‘84, there wasn’t a lot of really There are certain songs you have to do high-quality stuff. Now, you’ve got great every night—‘She Loves You,’ ‘Twist and DVDs and videos. Then, you had to get a Shout,’ ‘I Wanna Hold Your Hand.’ About copy of a copy of a copy. The stuff that’s available now was harder to get back then. half a dozen or eight songs there, you can intermingle. I think within the time period We’d watch the movies, see how they talk to each other, watch film clips of them live we do, one of my favorites is ‘Yes It Is.’ It’s a B-side and lesser-known, but it’s very onstage, how what they say is different beautiful. than what Americans say. It’s really an ongoing process, because You adjust what you do so people out in the anyone in any kind of creative endeavor— audience have more of a sense that, ‘Wow, be they a dancer, artist, musician—your that is just like what I remember’ for people who saw the Beatles, and for those who natural tendency is to progress in some direction. Our challenge is to learn somenever did, too. thing one way and never change it. That’s They were very cheeky, always joking hard. The live versions [of songs] were difaround, great sense of humor. We make sure people come to the show, have a laugh, ferent than recorded versions, because [the Beatles] were already progressing. So you and leave happy. wonder, do you play the versions everyone in the audience is most familiar with, or Were you Beatles-obsessed before pull out a rare, live version you think is this? really cool? We’ve adopted the mindset of I’ve been a Beatles fan ever since they were ‘Let’s play it like the record, but put the live energy into it.’ the Beatles. I saw their Ed Sullivan Show We video and audiotape frequently to appearance—that was a school night, and make sure we’re still on mark. And it’s I had to be in bed at 8:30, and Ed Sullivan tough. You have to pay attention and be was on from 8 to 9. I saw the first half and thoughtful. went to bed, and could still hear the TV downstairs—‘Oh, Dad, you’re killing me!’

What have you learned about John from embodying him? John was really unedited and was, generally speaking, a very loving person, and most of his writing reflects that. I think that’s something that, subliminally, people relate to about the Beatles. All their songs are positive. Even ‘I’m A Loser’—it’s uptempo, it’s happy. There’s something about the chemistry of those guys that pulls you in on another level that music and words can’t. John was witty, and he was unedited. He got them in trouble a couple times with things he said or were misconstrued. He didn’t have social awareness of ‘I better not say that,’ but 99 percent of the time, what he was saying was something he actually felt strongly about, even if it offended people. That’s what people respected about John, even though something the other band members took some heat for it, like the ‘Bigger than Christ moment.’* *In a 1966 interview with the London Evening Standard, Lennon was quoted as saying the Beatles were ‘More popular than Jesus,’ leading to international controversy. What can Savannah audiences expect from 1964? A great combination of great rock ‘n’ roll and good, clean fun. Bring your whole family. CS

1964: The Tribute

When: Friday, June 12, 7:30 p.m. Where: The Lucas Theatre Cost: $39-$49 via savannahboxoffice.om Info: All-ages

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Continental, Jeff Two-Names and the Born Agains, Dead Oak @The Jinx

Dropkick Murphys founding guitarist Rick Barton brings his no-frills rock ‘n’ roll outfit Continental to Savannah this weekend. Two years in the making, Continental’s sound has roots in punk rock, country, folk, and blues executed with the vivaciousness of English punk bands of the ‘70s. Playing alongside son Stephen, who encouraged his father to form the band after hearing a demo of original “Curious Spell,” Barton pens songs that wrestle with love and loss and the joys, ecstasies, and tribulations of life. Alongside drummer Tom Mazelewski and guitarist Dave DePrest, the band’s supported the likes of Street Dogs and Joe Perry Project and has appeared at numerous festivals, such as Vans Warped Tour. Jeff Two-Names and the Born Agains punk it up, with Dead Oak bringing a raw take on singer-songwriter-driven indie rock. Thursday, June 23, 9 p.m., $7, 21+

Come and Rest, Citadel, Dead Planets, Armor Exitium @Sulfur Studios

Equal Vision Records band Come and Rest charges Sulfur Studios this week courtesy of Coastal Rock Productions. The Atlanta-based metalcore group just recently signed to the juggernaut rock label (Bane, Saves The Day, and more are on Equal Vision’s current roster). With their moniker serving as an open invitation for fans to express themselves in an uplifting environment, Come and Rest delivers a famously high-energy and thrilling show that earned them fans early on through devoted touring. The band released an EP, Blacklist, on November 13, 2015, mixed and mastered by Brian Hood (ERRA, Sworn In, Sirens and Sailors). Come and Rest’s modern hardcore/metalcore sound will appeal to fans of Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, and letlive. Hardcore/groove band Citadel, alt/postrockers Dead Planets, and emo/melodic hardcore act Amor Exitium provide a warm Savannah welcome. Come hungry: food and drink will be provided by Moe’s, and Foxy Loxy will have their Cold Brew Bike rollin’ up with some chilled caffeine to keep you going. Saturday, June 25, 7 p.m., $8 adv. via squareup.com, $10 day of, all-ages

Trae Pierce

Late night at El-Rocko is looking pretty familiar these days: approaching former Hang Fire proprietor Wes Daniel’s new spot, stylish 20-30-somethings fill the sidewalk, chatting and sipping out of their to-go cups while sharing a smoke, while inside, music pulses from the DJ booth or jukebox and the dance floor is filled. Now falling into the swing of things after an April opening, the “Bar of Fortunes” revives the Hang Fire tradition of putting together some swell rock ‘n’ roll shows. Young Mister is songwriter Steven Fiore. From his six years writing for Universal Music Publishing to regularly appearing as a guest vocalist in Jeff Goldblum’s jazz band (that clause was typed in capital letters with an embarrassment of exclamation points before sensible editing came into play), Fiore has seen many sides to the music industry. He takes a folk-pop approach to his solo work. With shades of classic rock and Americana, the sound is toe-tappingly breezy, defined by an honest sincerity, and driven by the earthy melodicism of his timeless vocals. He’ll be backed by Charleston brethren The High Divers, who’ll play a set of their own, and local folk two-piece Black Water Choir. Wednesday, June 22, 8:30 p.m., free, 21+

Come & Rest

Young Mister, the high divers, black water choir @El Rocko Lounge

Continental

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Trae Pierce & The T-Stone Band @Congress Street Social Club

With multi-Grammy-winner Trae Pierce at the helm, Social Club is going to get funky. Blending hip-hop, rock, soul, and blues, Pierce and his band nods to the past while keeping a distinctly modern feel to his sound. Bassist for The Blind Boys of Alabama (with whom he earned those Grammys), Pierce, clad in a signature top hat, is surrounded by an eclectic assortment of musicians who deliver a first-class live performance with unrivaled musicianship. Having opened up for George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, The Dirty Dozen Brass Brand, and many others, the band promises an all-night dance party of original tunes and seasoned favorites that audiences won’t soon forget. friday, June 24, 9 p.m., free, 21+


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Wednesday / 22

Barrelhouse South Ben Lewis Bay Street Blues Hitman Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Thea, piano/vocals Boomy’s Eric Culberson Band coffee deli Acoustic Jam El-Rocko Lounge Happy Hour w/ Anders Thomsen Jazz’d Tapas Bar Jeff Beasley Rachael’s 1190 Jeremy Riddle The Sandbar Open Mic SEED Eco Lounge Latin Music Night Treehouse Wobble Wednesday Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jubal Kane Wild Wing Cafe Brandon Reeves The Wormhole Open Mic

Trivia & Games

The Chromatic Dragon Geeky Trivia Night The Jinx Rock n Roll Bingo Rachael’s 1190 Team Trivia Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Trivia World of Beer Trivia

Karaoke

Ampersand Karaoke Club One Karaoke Hercules Bar & Grill Karaoke Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke Mediterranean Tavern Karaoke hosted by K-Rawk Wet Willie’s Karaoke

Comedy

Mutuals Club Phatt Katt Comedy Thang

DJ

Little Lucky’s DJ Mixx Masta Matao SEED Eco Lounge DJ Cesar

Thursday / 23

JUNE 22-28, 2016

Barrelhouse South Part One Tribe Basil’s Pizza and Deli Greg Williams Bay Street Blues Hitman Bayou Cafe Eric Culberson Band Bernie’s (Tybee) Anne Allman and Michael Moody Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals) Cocktail Co. Open Mic Fannie’s on the Beach Christy and Butch Huc-A-Poo’s The Sound Experiment Jazz’d Tapas Bar Trae Gurley The Jinx Continental, Jeff Two Names and The Born Agains, Dead Oak Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Jay Rudd and Cory Chambers North Beach Grill Isaac Smith 26 Rocks on the Roof Emily

Stopover in the Yard with Gringo Star and Deep Center @The Grey

For the second Stopover in the Yard o the Season, Savannah Stopover and The Grey welcome quirky, psychedelic indie-rockers Gringo Star. The event doubles as a fundraiser for Deep Center - not only do attendees get a rock show, but they’ll also be treated to readings of original writing and poetry from Deep Center’s talented youth! A $25 ticket includes grilled lunch from Chef Mashama Bailey, your choice of beer, wine, or Chatham Artillery Punch, though if you just want to hear the music and readings, knock $10 off. $4 from each ticket will support Deep’s mission to challenge young people with language and their stories through writing, reading, and performance. SATURDAY, DOORS AT 11:30 P.M., $25 WITH MEAL, $15 WITHOUT Kenyon Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Open Mic The Sentient Bean Roofer’s Union, Look Vibrant, Beneath Trees The Foundery Coffee Pub Open Mic Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Acoustic Thursday

Trivia & Games

The Britannia British Pub Trivia Dub’s Pub Trivia McDonough’s Trivia Mediterranean Tavern Butt Naked Trivia with Kowboi Melody’s Coastal Cafe and Sandbar Cantina Trivia

Pour Larry’s Explicit Trivia Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint Trivia

Karaoke

Applebee’s Karaoke The Chromatic Dragon Karaoke Night Club One Karaoke Doodles Karaoke Thursday & Saturdays Flashback Karaoke Jukebox Bar & Grill Karaoke Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke Mediterranean Tavern Karaoke Rachael’s 1190 Karaoke Rusty Rudders Tap House Karaoke World of Beer Karaoke

DJ

Congress Street Social Club DJ Blackout

The Jinx Live DJ Little Lucky’s DJ Mixx Masta Matao Mediterranean Tavern DJ Kirby Rusty Rudders Tap House DJ Tap SEED Eco Lounge DJ Cesar

Bar & Club Events

Club One Pulse Orlando Benefit Show SEED Eco Lounge Daas Unterground Thursdays

Friday / 24

Ampersand My Maiden Name Barrelhouse South Jahman Brahman Basil’s Pizza and Deli Jason Courtenay Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals)

Congress Street Social Club Trae Pierce and the T-Stone Band Fannie’s on the Beach Keith & Ross Fiore Italian Bar and Grill Anne Allman Huc-A-Poo’s Ben Keiser and the Rolls Jazz’d Tapas Bar Shrimp City Slim The Jinx Hivelords, Brick By Brick, Set and Setting Mansion on Forsyth Park Tradewinds Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Bonnie Blue Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Coey Jones Band Molly McGuire’s Christy and Butch North Beach Grill Lazaretto Creek Band

Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Espina Trio Rocks on the Roof Hitman Ruth’s Chris Steak House David Duckworth & Kim Polote Tybee Post Theater Ladies of the Blues Vic’s on The River Diana Rogers Wild Wing Cafe Souls Harbor, Kellen Powers, Jerry Jacobs Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Georgia Kyle

Trivia & Games

Coach’s Corner Movies & Music Trivia

Karaoke

Bay Street Blues Karaoke The Islander Karaoke Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke Rachael’s 1190 Karaoke


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Club 309 West DJ Zay Cocktail Co. Cocktails & Beats Doubles Nightclub DJ Sam Diamond Hercules Bar & Grill DJ Little Lucky’s DJ Sweet Treat Melissa Rusty Rudders Tap House DJ Tap SEED Eco Lounge DJ C-Rok Treehouse DJ Phive Star The Wormhole DJ Dan

Bar & Club Events

Abe’s on Lincoln DJ Doc Ock Club One Drag Show

Saturday / 25

17 Hundred 90 Restaurant Gail Thurmond Barrelhouse South Lucky Costello, Lucidea Basil’s Pizza and Deli Jon Lee’s Apparitions Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton, Jerry Zambito and the Bayou Blues Band Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals) Casimir’s Lounge Jackson Evans Trio Congress Street Social Club Charlie Fog Band Fannie’s on the Beach Magic Rocks Huc-A-Poo’s Kota Mundi The Grey Stopover in the Yard: Gringo Star Jazz’d Tapas Bar Shrimp City Slim The Jinx Tray Dahl & The Jugtime Ragband Marlin Monroe’s Surfside Grill MS3 Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Hitman Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Guns 4 Hire North Beach Grill Sassy Cats and the Toms The Olde Pink House David Duckworth & Alisha Duckworth The Rail Whaleboat Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Espina Trio Rocks on the Roof Virtue Band (Jawan Mathis) The Sentient Bean Eric Sommer Sulfur Studios Come and Rest, Citadel, Dead Planets, Amor Exitium Tybee Island Social Club Waits & Co. Tybee Post Theater Bradford Lee Folk with the Bluegrass Playboys Vic’s on The River Diana Rogers The Warehouse @Sundown Wild Wing Cafe Jason Courtenay, Chuck Courtenay, Bill Hodgson, Chillakaya Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Nickel Bag of Funk

Karaoke

Applebee’s Karaoke Bay Street Blues Karaoke Doodles Karaoke Thursday & Saturdays The Islander Karaoke Jukebox Bar & Grill Karaoke Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke Melody’s Coastal Cafe and Sandbar Cantina Karaoke Rachael’s 1190 Karaoke

Comedy

The Wormhole Drunk/Sober/ High Comedy Show

DJ

Cocktail Co. Cocktails & Beats Doubles Nightclub DJ Sam Diamond Little Lucky’s DJ Sweet Treat Melissa Rusty Rudders Tap House DJ Tap SEED Eco Lounge DJ Pieces Treehouse DJ Phive Star

Bar & Club Events

Club One Drag Show

Sunday / 26

17 Hundred 90 Restaurant Gail Thurmond Aqua Star Restaurant (Westin Harbor Hotel) Sunday Jazz Brunch Basil’s Pizza and Deli Jason Bible Bayou Cafe Don Coyer Congress Street Social Club Voodoo Soup Huc-A-Poo’s Georgia Kyle Jazz’d Tapas Bar Painter & Poet Marlin Monroe’s Surfside Grill The Solis Trio North Beach Grill Joe Wilson The Olde Pink House Eddie Wilson Ruth’s Chris Steak House Bluegrass Brunch Tybee Island Social Club Sunday Bluegrass Brunch Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon

Trivia & Games

Lulu’s Chocolate Bar Sunday Afternoon Trivia Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Trivia

Karaoke

Club One Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Karaoke/DJ

Trivia & Games

32 Degrees Midtown Grille and Ale House Trivia Blowin’ Smoke BBQ Team Trivia The Britannia British Pub Bingo McDonough’s Trivia Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Bingo

Karaoke

Boomy’s Karaoke Club One Karaoke Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke Wet Willie’s Karaoke

DJ

The Jinx DJ Lucky Bastard Little Lucky’s DJ Mixx Masta Matao SEED Eco Lounge DJ Pieces

Tuesday / 28

Bay Street Blues Ben Keiser Band Bayou Cafe Jam Night with Eric Culberson Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Thea, piano/vocals Foxy Loxy Cafe Clouds & Satellites Jazz’d Tapas Bar Marlowe Shepard The Jinx Hip-Hop Night Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Open Mic Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Hitman Wild Wing Cafe Chuck Courtenay The Wormhole Mitchell & Friends Acoustic Happy Hour

Trivia & Games

The Chromatic Dragon Board Game Night Coach’s Corner Trivia CoCo’s Sunset Grille Trivia Congress Street Social Club Trivia Fia Rua Irish Pub Trivia Mediterranean Tavern Battle of The Sexes Game Mellow Mushroom Trivia Savannah Taphouse Trivia Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Trivia The Wormhole Trivia

Karaoke

Club One Karaoke Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke The Rail Pub Karaoke Wet Willie’s Karaoke

Comedy

DJ

Chuck’s Bar Comedy Open Mic

Bar & Club Events

Little Lucky’s DJ Mixx Masta Matao SEED Eco Lounge DJ C-Rok

Boomy’s DJ Basik Lee Ampersand Blues & Brews

Monday / 27

Abe’s on Lincoln Open Mike with Craig Tanner and Mr. Williams Cocktail Co. Monday Night Live Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Wormhole Open Mic

DJ

Other

Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Open Mic

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Culture the art•Beat of savannah

Putting down the paintbrush Exhibit at Location Gallery shows what you can do with paper

By Kayla Goggin

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JUNE 22-28, 2016

THOUGH Location Gallery at Austin Hill Realty has only been on the scene since March, it is already distinguishing itself as a powerful player in the Savannah art scene. In Tape, Paper, Scissors, the gallery’s fourth exhibition, curator and artist Peter Roberts worked alongside Jon Arge and Len Ciliento to develop a show that celebrates non-traditional materials and the many types of perfectionism that come from replacing the artist’s paintbrush with a pair of scissors and an X-Acto blade.

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The exhibition is on display through July 8. Though vastly different in their respective styles, the three artists represent a shift in the gallery’s typical fare from traditional paintings to non-traditional works. “A lot of people have this supposition that art is paint on canvas,” curator and artist Peter Roberts told me. “They have a hard time opening up and naturally gravitate towards canvas. It’s just more familiar.” But for Roberts, it’s paper that’s more familiar. An artist well-known for his dioramastyle “Head Case” pieces (which consist

of rows of tiny stylized portraits on paper, often drawn from pop culture) and wellversed in the realm of paper-craft, Roberts knows the incredible magic paper is capable of. “I thought that by exhibiting different styles and subject matter, we could show many ideas of what you can do with paper,” he explained. “[The show] could illustrate that deeply and broadly. Broadly in terms of the different types of materials and deeply in terms of the different view points.” Despite only including works from three artists, the exhibition certainly ticks the marks Roberts wanted it to. Each artist contributes a unique perspective, color palette, technique and style to the exhibition. Thoughtful curation from Roberts punches the show up another level–works from all three artists are blended together in a rhythmic, organic fashion. In addition to curation, Roberts’ additions to the show include several “Head Case” pieces (including a trio of over sixty depictions of Star Wars characters across the original trilogy of films), several diorama-style pieces, and a handful of geometric, minimalist paper cut works. Though the “Head Case”s are certainly crowd-pleasers, it’s Roberts’ minimalist, monochromatic geometric works that

shine here – literally and figuratively. Crafted out of silver paper coated with a slight sheen, Roberts expertly slices and nicks his material into a sea of undulating polygons. The shapes are layered and turned at varying angles to catch the light differently; other shapes are lifted above the flat paper plane to create depth and introduce true shadows into the work. These works push the boundaries of expectation when it comes to what might be achieved with a single material so ordinary as a piece of paper. Jon Arge pushes the minimalist theme of Roberts’ geometric works further by introducing his stark, methodically clean paper cuts into the mix. Like Roberts, Arge lifts his paper strokes up off the picture plane to create depth and introduce greater complexity into his lines via shadow. Though small in size, Arge has a secret weapon: vibrantly colored paper. Color-aid paper, I mean. Long used by design teachers to help students understand and use color, Coloraid paper is a staple in the world of color theory. “The subtle texture, the richness of depth, and the matte appearance are, to me, spectacular,” Arge explained. “Never mind how the colors socialize with one another! Twenty-five years on and I’m still


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Made from natural fibers like bamboo or tree bark, Washi tape is a strong, semitransparent tape which is easily moveable for precision positioning and perfect for layering. For Ciliento, it is the adhesive equivalent of oil paint, but without the annoyance of actually being oil paint. “Tape enables me to create the kind of straight lines I never could with paint and a brush,” he told me. “[It’s] very forgiving. If you lay a piece down and it doesn’t work for you, you only have to peel it off and try again.” The only works that feel like genre paintings, (Arge’s work is all landscapes and Roberts’ is generally more interested in form) Ciliento’s contributions are impressionistic in style with a decidedly modern voice. He displays extraordinary control over his medium, rendering figures and shapes sometimes with a focus on the angular, and other times with a reverence for the organic.

The layered Washi tape produces a wonderful, radiant effect; the colors are blended but never muddied. In keeping with Location Gallery’s exciting financial model, net profits from the show are designated to a local nonprofit. For this show, the benefitting nonprofit is the Deep Center. So far, Location Gallery has raised approximately $6,000 for Savannah nonprofits. Balancing social activism though the sale of fine art with a spirited sense of curation and an eye for joyful work, Location Gallery appears well-positioned for sustainable success in Savannah’s growing art market. cs

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continually delighted by how gracious–or bratty–the colors can be when seated next to one another.” The sharpness of Arge’s colors is matched by his sharp attention to detail and craft. “My scissors are no different than a painter’s brush or a writer’s sentence,” he told me. “They are an editing tool that magically translates thought into [something] physical.” Dedication to tedium and precise detail is a theme throughout the show – each piece is masterfully crafted, each line cut with a sure crispness. Surgical precision doesn’t have to mean sterile results, though. Len Ciliento’s work stands in contrast to the other pieces (though Roberts’ curation helps blend it into the overall show with ease) with its dynamically layered colors and collage effects. Ciliento’s work also lends some welcome texture: each of his pieces is created entirely out of Japanese Washi tape.

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Prints from the Collection — Approximately 40 European and American works dating from the 16th century through 1945 and includes works by Rembrandt, Cezanne, Degas, Renoir, Goya, and others. Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St.

Face to Face: American Portraits from the Permanent Collection — Spanning the period from the American Revolution to World War II, the paintings in this exhibition demonstrate the broad range of American portraiture found in Telfair’s permanent collection. June 25-May 1. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St.

Profiles of Poverty — Profiles of Poverty, presented by Step Up Savannah and St. Vincent de Paul Georgia, is a 60- photograph collection of powerful images depicting poverty across the state. The exhibit sheds light on the diverse, and often unexpected, face of poverty in our community. Free Through July 6. Jelinek Creative Spaces, 101 N. Fahm St.

Continuing Exhibits Abstract Meets Real — Gerry King, a master watercolorist, captures memories and feelings about his hometown, New Bern, in the 1970’s. Monica Rene Williams captures the subtlety and interaction of line, color and motion to absorb the viewer’s attention in the work’s hidden depth. Through June 30. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. Alaine Daniel and Kathryn Riechert — A retrospective of Alaine Daniel’s bold watercolors will be on display. Jeweler Kathryn Riechert works primarily in sterling silver, stamping positive messages into most of her creations. Through June 30. Gallery 209, 209 E River St. Boxed In/Break Out — Tricia Cookson has been selected to install a site-specific work for Boxed In/Break Out. This project encouraged artists to propose a creative installation that activates six windows at the Jepson Center (facing Barnard Street) with original artwork. Cookson’s installation features colored cotton cord stretched in various patterns that progress from chaos to cohesion in the windows. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Elvis at 21: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer — Taken during the year Elvis Presley turned 21, Alfred Wertheimer’s photographs are a remarkable visual record of rock ‘n’ roll’s most enduring figure. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

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The Future Was Then — Monumental installation by Daniel Arsham created specifically for the museum’s Pamela Elaine Poetter Gallery for deFINE ART 2016. Through July 24. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. In the Hands of Savannah — Collection of watercolor paintings by Anna Cusack. This exhibition is a showcase of the character and beauty of the human hand, presented with Anna’s exceptional skill and talent. The Butcher Tattoo Studio, 19 East Bay St. Joshua Hill — For twenty years Joshua Hill has been raising a family and painting in Savannah. Working as a muralist and faux finisher (furniture), he has always sought new inspirations. Surrounded by “leftover” paints from his many projects, he began to paint canvas with the acrylics. Continuing his search for a voice for his creativity, he studied the conversations begun by Claude Monet and the Impressionist movement. Through June 30. savannahjea.org. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St.

Landmark: A Decade of Collecting at the Jepson Center — Since the Jepson Center opened its doors to the public 10 years ago, Telfair Museums has added 1,267 works of art to its permanent collection. This exhibition highlights 10 of the most significant acquisitions made from 2006 to the present. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Mac n’ Sleeze — Jana Cariddi’s work embodies quirky, and perhaps broken utopian scenes that are derivatives of her imagination. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. Pop Portraits by Jessica Burke — This exhibit features drawings that explore identity and gender, a series of images that allows the subject to assume the persona of a fictional character from film, literature or television that was influential during their informative years. Through July 28. City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St.

Randy Akers and Fran Kaminsky — Randy Akers shows his textural, abstract paintings from four bodies of work. Fran Kaminsky will display her sculptures. A portion of sales will support Hospice Savannah’s extra programs and services not covered by Medicare or other insurances. Through June 30. Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Dr. Span the Gap — The 1954 Eugene Talmadge Memorial Bridge was dismantled in 1991. The current bridge still holds the old name. What bridge name would epitomize a modern Savannah? Through June 24. Oglethorpe Gallery, 406 E. Oglethorpe Ave. State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now — Originally developed and organized by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark., the exhibit examines how today’s artists are informed by the past, innovate with materials old and new and engage deeply with issues relevant to their communities. Telfair’s exhibit features 40 of the original 102 artists selected to reflect American art right now. Jepson Center, 207 West York St. Tape, Paper, Scissors — Various paper works by Jon Arge, Lennie Ciliento and Peter Erwin Roberts. Profits from show are designated to Deep Center for Kids. Through July 8. Location Gallery, 417 Whitaker St.

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THE DESIRE and fight for breweries to be able to sell beer direct to customers in their own tasting rooms in Georgia has been discussed in this column several times. One constant in those discussions has been that Georgia did not have the worst direct sales laws in the United States. That dubious title fell to Alabama. Alabama’s laws excluded the direct sales completely -- that is until recently. Alabama has updated its direct sales laws, becoming one of the most lenient states in the union in regards to off-premises brewery sales. The boom in craft beer has led many states to reduce the restrictions on direct sales to tap into a growing craft beer tourist market. In 2015 craft beer was a $22.3 billion dollar market, and saw a 16% growth. With that in mind let’s take a look at the direct sales laws of Georgia and the states adjacent to our home.

Georgia

When you visit one of our local breweries you can leave with a fair amount of beer. But to take that beer home requires both the brewery and the customer to jump through some hoops. Georgia breweries are not allowed to sell you beer for on or off-premises consumption. They are allowed to sell you a tour that includes a “souvenir” sampling of beer not to exceed 36 ounces per person per calendar day IF the tour is two hours long. If the tour is less than two hours you can be served no more than 24 ounces of beer. Georgia breweries can also send you home with souvenir beer but that is capped at 72 ounces. Many breweries sell tour packets with several options, growlers, cans and crowlers.

Breweries have been able to sell samples and pints for on site consumption in Alabama for a while. The sticking point in the state was that breweries could not sell beer of any amount for off site consumption, all beer had to go through a distributor first. That all changed on June 1. Breweries in Alabama can now sell up to 288 ounces of beer for take away with no restrictions on alcohol by weight (ABW), something that had been limited in the past, even on samples sold in the taprooms.

Florida

Florida breweries have long been able to sell beer on premises. Originally that was because a tourist loophole in laws surrounding the Busch Gardens theme park but they have since been codified to make beer sales beer accessible across the board. Florida had trouble in the past getting beer laws passed because of the strength of the beer distribution laws but that has passed. According to Joshua Aubuchon, general counsel for the Florida Brewers Guild, “There are no restrictions on what Florida breweries may sell for offpremises consumption to consumers, which may include cans, bottles, kegs, growlers, crowlers, etc., in any amount. Florida breweries may also sell products for onpremises consumption, including those products from other manufacturers.”

South Carolina

South Carolina realized early on that craft beer had tourism dollar potential. In June of 2014 South Carolina’s governor signed the so called” Stone Bill,” intended to make the state a more attractive site for Stone Brewing’s east coast expansion plan. Stone settled elsewhere but the bill made beer consumption on site at breweries possible. There are a few quirks tot eh laws but for the most part you can purchase and take away anything you want. Samples are permitted in a brewery taproom, provided the alcohol content is 12% ABW or less. No more than 48 ounces can be sold for on-premise consumption, and of that total no more than 16 ounces can contain above 8% ABW. Off-premise consumption sales are also permitted as long as the beer is 14% ABW or less and the total sold can’t exceed 288 ounces in total.

Tennessee

Tennessee, like South Carolina, has a limitation (if you can call it that) on the amount of high gravity beers but for the most part it is otherwise open Breweries in Tennessee can sell beer for both on-premises and off-premises consumption at the same location but high alcohol beer is limited to a ridiculously high 5.17 gallons (1/6 barrel) per person, per day! Breweries do have a cap on how much off premises beer that can sell 5,000 barrels per month but again that’s a pretty big number. As you can see Georgia law is off kilter from the states surrounding us. Things are slowly getting better but until we clear up our laws we’ll always be behind our neighbors. cs

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Frolicking with FraLi

Local artisanal pasta company fights against the processed food monopoly By Jared A. Jackson

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JUNE 22-28, 2016

OUR FOOD industry is continuing to evolve and transform as our collective consciousness does the same. Knowing where your food is coming from, who is cooking it, and the intention behind the methods of growth and cultivation is just as important as the flavors that are being created. We need to seek out those who incorporate responsible practices when cultivating the land and feeding the people. Food is one of the few things we cannot live without, so you would think people would pay more attention to it, right? But in fact, that is unfortunately far from reality, and most people are further detached from what is in their food than they are with their third grade math teacher. We need to help raise the awareness about the dangers of processed foods, especially in the low income communities. Low income communities are the ones most at risk, because those areas are usually paired with the worst schools, therefore children lack the education and their families lack the resources required to purchase food that isn’t processed. How far off the beaten path have we traveled, where we are in a place where food that is good for you is more expensive than the food that will slowly kill you? One of the ways to combat processed food is to cook at home. Carving time out every day to make sure to cook a meal at home, with family, can be the spark needed to break the mold. Talking about the food, tasting it, and understanding where it comes from is vital in breaking the cycle of miseducation. I was lucky enough to grow up as a kid with a good friend whose family owned a business such as this. After shape shifting a few times, FraLi Gourmet found its niche when they decided to manufacture their pasta recipes on a larger scale. Moving from their large warehouse to their current location downtown a few years ago has given them the opportunity to provide a more intimate relationship with their customers, as well as an amazing lunch menu. I got the opportunity to sit down with Lisa and Frank, and their first born Matteo, to get a first hand look at what they are intending to accomplish with FraLi (short for Frank and Lisa, of course). “Too many restaurants are going 32 with prebagged pasta, from these big

Moving from their warehouse to their current location downtown has given them the opportunity to provide a more intimate relationship with customers, as well as an amazing lunch menu. Photos by melissa delynn

distribution companies. You will never see those trucks around here,” Lisa says. Creating a culture of authenticity through the execution of the food is why you can taste the difference in the pasta immediately. Pasta that legitimately tastes like your Italian grandmother put her love into it. Watching the attention to detail, and understanding the values held in those recipes and the traditions behind those recipes, gives you the context in order to see the bigger picture. FraLi is doing more than just preparing the best pasta available, but through their actions, they are attempting to educate our communities of the health benefits of eating food that isn’t processed.


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The simple explanation of the difference between pasta naturally drying vs. the controlled dry, made the lightbulb click in my head. Lisa explains, “Good carbs are great for your body, and burn so that the body can have the energy it needs to fight the day/ Complex carbs are the ones the body cannot break down as easily, therefore most of it doesn’t get fully digested.” Matteo further explains, “The protein from the egg combines with the carbs in the flour to produce a complex carb due to the factory process of drying. Naturally drying pasta allows there to be a layer of protein and carbohydrates, which allows the body to digest them separately, and fully. Something as simple as the execution of drying can affect how your body reacts to a carbohydrate. And the health benefits do not stop there; reading each pasta’s label will give you a peek into what each different type of pasta can provide your body with.” For example, their “Peach Gnocchetti Sardi” contains potassium which helps promote longevity, it is high and antioxidants, and a rich source of Vitamin C. Peaches are also rich in Beta-Carotene, which the body turns into Vitamin A. Every single one of their products has a story, all of which can help you

‘Good carbs are great for your body,’ say the folks at FraLi. Photos by melissa delynn

understand the importance of fresh whole foods in their body. They offer pasta that is gluten free in addition to whole grain. Simply, artisan pasta prepared in small batches in order to insure quality. Everything is handmade, and most of it is made straight from scratch. Oh and don’t forget about their cooking classes. Sign up through their website and social media, and have a night with your friends and family, learning how to make staples such as fresh mozzarella, the way it’s supposed to be made.

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Knowing who is preparing your food, why, and how, are questions we need to be asking more often. We have simply become too detached as a culture from where our food comes from. We need to get better at asking questions, and supporting the businesses who want more than just our money. FraLi is the closest thing you will have to actually tasting Italy in Savannah. And living right beyond the horizon of flavor, is the intention of the recipe, and the tradition of which it was born.

We need to start to dig at our roots, to better understand where we came from, and how we got so far from where we need to be. Food is at the epicenter of culture, and if we do not support it, we lose the value of diversity and understanding. Support local, ask questions, and know where your food is coming from. Let’s keep stirring that pot, people. cs www.fraligourmet.com

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Party of Darkness Celebrate the life and times of Bruce Campbell with Psychotronic Film Society by anna chandler

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Say happy birthday to the King of Cult. Bruce Campbell, best known for his role as horror hero Ash Williams in the Evil Dead franchise, turns 57 on June 22, and Psychotronic Film Society of Savannah is throwing a party in his honor. PFS has a long history of blowing out the candles for sci-fi saints and B-movie bosses, and founder Jim Reed feels Campbell is a truly worthy candidate for a Society salute. “I have loved Bruce Campbell’s unique blend of deadpan humor and faux-macho shtick since the early 1980s when I first became aware of him in the original Evil Dead,” Reed explains. “He’s a much better and more nuanced actor than many people give him credit for, which is probably because so many of his roles tend to be in genre films or TV shows that primarily deal with horror, sci-fi, fantasy or action—or all four, if we’re lucky. A lot of folks tend to marginalize such genres and not appreciate the serious craft that goes into maintaining the kind of compelling, charismatic and imminently watchable persona that Bruce seems to possess in real life, and which he reliably brings to his acting jobs.” To honor the icon, PFS will host a prize giveaway with Campbell-related swag and screen rare 1997 crime thriller Running Time, directed by Josh Becker (Xena: 34 Warrior Princess, Alien Apocalypse, more).

Campbell leads as Carl, a prison inmate who’s received an early release. Ten years in the pen won’t stop Carl from returning to his old ways, though: he spent his sentence plotting the ultimate heist and is ready to set the plan in motion. “I wanted to make sure we were showing something most folks had likely never even heard of, let alone seen,” says Reed. “Running Time seemed to fit the bill. I had heard it mentioned reverently by other cult film enthusiasts for a few years. It’s a really, really great little movie, and it sucks that so few people know about it. Film students in particular!” Running Time, filmed as one continuous shot, on location, was deeply inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope. “I was very inspired by Rope,” director Josh Becker confirms with Connect Savannah. “I don’t mean to cut down Hitchcock—he is a great hero of mine— but the inspiration of Running Time was, ‘Why does Rope not work?’ It occurred to me that the basis of the whole movie is, if there’s no time element in the story, it doesn’t matter. It’s a play. It’s all on a set, which doesn’t make it very hard to do those long takes. There’s a dead body in a box. If there were a timer on that box and that box were to pop open, there’s a time element. So, in Running Time, I am constantly reestablishing a time element. He gets out of prison. He meets the girl. She’s a hooker—he only has so much time with her. He picks up the guys, they get ready to do the heist. The time element keeps reestablishing itself.” Unlike Rope—shot on a soundstage with controlled lighting— Running Time shows Campbell dashing through the streets of L.A., in and out of various buildings, all while being tailed by the camera. “You have to take a lot of things into consideration,” says Becker. “Where does the boom guy go? There are many scenes in the movie where Bruce and the girl are talking in her apartment, and the camera is going around and around. To get the camera all the way around them, everything in the background has to be taken out, then everything has to be put back as the camera comes back around again.” Becker always knew he wanted Campbell for the role of Carl—after all, the two are old friends, having been locker neighbors as far back as junior high.

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“Running Time is not a horror film, it’s a drama,” says Becker. “Bruce shows himself to be incredibly good as a straight dramatic actor, which he hasn’t gotten all that many cracks at.”

Above, Campbell, masked, in Running Time.

“Running Time is not a horror film, it’s a drama,” says Becker. “Bruce shows himself to be incredibly good as a straight dramatic actor, which he hasn’t gotten all that many cracks at.” Something fans might not know about the seemingly tough-guy Campbell? “He and his wife grow lavender!” Becker shares. “They have a beautiful house in Oregon and a lavender field and take walks in the woods and watch nature documentaries. People think he’s the ultimate horror fan—he’s just not. It was the biggest surprise in the world that he ended up as a horror icon.” Running Time will be re-released soon; Becker looks forward to the film seeing new light through a digital transfer. Next, he and pal Campbell will reunite for a new script Becker is working on, an Annie Hallinspired romance. With Campbell’s versatile chops, he’s sure to be a great addition to the film. “Bruce’s one-of-a-kind screen presence actually has much more in common with the matinee idols of decades past than someone from his own generation,” offers Reed. “He has the looks and the gravitas to pull off much more serious and dramatic roles than he is usually offered (or perhaps, takes). He’s like some kind of throwback to the days of Cary Grant, Rock Hudson and Richard Widmark. So, when you see him playing the “straight man” or offering deadpan reactions to bizarre or fantastical subject matter, the level of surreality which pervades such nonsense is heightened to great extremes…he’s handsome,

Campbell at 2014 Phoenix Comicon. Photo by Gage Skidmore

smooth, and casually imposing, but still seems approachable and empathetic, if not downright self-deprecating.” “I also think,” Reed continues, “Bruce has earned a reputation among viewers, readers and fans as a legitimately friendly guy who truly appreciates his international cult fame. He seems genuine and levelheaded, and that goes a long way towards endearing him to people such as myself who dig quirky art and the quirky people who make it.” CS

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CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE

/// Critics often dismiss certain films (and not unreasonably, I might add) as nothing more than “formula pictures,” bland movies that star popular actors playing stock characters being thrust into predictable situations. Every once in a while, though, one of these efforts breaks free of the shackles of complacency and conformity and is elevated from a mere “formula picture” into a “winning formula.” Central Intelligence is one such title. On paper, it looks like the same-old same-old: A buddy action-comedy in which at least one of the pair is a cop and both are forced to bond as they confront murderous villains with itchy, NRA-approved fingers (see Hot Pursuit, Bulletproof, 48 Hrs., and about 48,000 more). In this one, Dwayne Johnson plays the law enforcement officer, a garrulous CIA agent operating under the name Bob Stone. As shown in flashbacks, Bob was a portly teenager and mercilessly bullied in high school, with the only person bothering to stick up for him being Calvin Joyner, the most popular kid on campus as well as the one voted most likely to succeed. But as an adult, Calvin (Kevin Hart) is thoroughly unhappy with his lot in life, as his job as an accountant is unsatisfying (particularly since he’s constantly passed over for promotions) and has even led to tension with his wife Maggie (Danielle Nicolet). But once Bob hits town for the 20-year class reunion, everything changes in a flash, as Calvin now finds himself inadvertently drawn into a massive CIA operation involving encrypted bank accounts, turncoat agents and a mysterious criminal mastermind known as the Black Badger. As I say, formula. The spyjinks play like second-tier Mission: Impossible (though Amy Ryan is perfect as an ice-cold CIA boss), and director Rawson Marshall

Thurber is no better than adequate in his staging of the action sequences. But as a comedy — and as a two-seater vehicle for a pair of highly charismatic actors — Central Intelligence is hard to resist. As I’ve stated in past reviews for movies like The Wedding Ringer and Ride Along, Hart is always better than his material, but not this time. Even though he’s theoretically playing the piece’s straight man, he’s still given plenty of opportunities to show off his wired brand of comedy, especially when reacting to Bob’s very particular set of skills. He also enjoys an easy rapport with Johnson, who clearly is the star of the show. The artist formerly known as The Rock has long since proven that he has more natural acting chops than any other former muscleman-turned-thespian (sorry, Arnie), and he’s probably only going to get better. Already having flashed his comic chops in such pictures as Pain & Gain and Be Cool, he’s absolutely riotous as a perpetually cheerful guy who is fond of unicorns and cites Sixteen Candles as his all-time favorite film (he always related to the Molly Ringwald character). He’s the central reason why Central Intelligence works as well as it does.

FINDING DORY

// Of the first 10 animated features to come out the Pixar gate, only one was a sequel. But out of the last seven, four have been sequels, and of the four films announced for future release, three of them will be sequels. In other words, welcome to the studio’s cash-grab years. Of course, two of the follow-ups turned out to be instant classics (specifically, the Toy Story titles), and with last summer’s superb Inside Out, the Disney-owned outfit demonstrated that it can still produce wholly original movies worthy of the Pixar brand. Unfortunately, efforts like Finding

Dory, while perfectly pleasant, do little to quell the feeling that a certain measure of rubber-stamp efficiency has gripped the studio. A sequel to 2003’s Finding Nemo, this one focuses on the blue tang fish (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres) who has suffered from short-term memory loss her entire life. Now recalling bits and pieces of her childhood and the close bond she enjoyed with her parents, she elects to cross the ocean in order to locate them, with the reluctant clownfish Marlin (Albert Brooks) and his eager son Nemo (Hayden Rolence) joining her in her seafaring search. As with Finding Nemo, the animation employed to capture the look of life under the sea is absolutely staggering, even if it no longer registers as the revolutionary feat it was 13 years ago. But Dory’s odyssey is never as involving (though certainly more repetitive) as Nemo’s, and while Dory, Nemo and especially Marlin are still fairly engaging protagonists, they’ve been surrounded by a supporting cast revealed to be one of the dullest yet conceived by the Pixar braintrust. Aside from a trio of sea lions (the speaking ones voiced by Idris Elba and Dominic West) and a grouchy octopus (Ed O’Neill), there’s very little color to these creations, and it’s unlikely the studio will be mounting spinoffs centered on such stiffs as a near-sighted whale shark (Kaitlin Olson), a bellyaching beluga whale (Ty Burrell) or a boisterous eagle ray (Bob Peterson). While select scenes dawdle, others provide a clever kick, such as Marlin’s encounters with a gooney bird. Of course, children will lap up the entire endeavor like so much ice cream, and while adults should also find enough of interest to make it worthwhile, I imagine many will still prefer the variation of this plot when it was R-rated and called Memento.

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/// An underdog tale about an overachieving equine, Dark Horse centers on a magnificent animal named Dream Alliance and his triumphs and travails both on and off the racetrack. Yet even though this horse is the marquee draw, the movie is as much about the humans backing him all the way. In a small Welsh town, a group of working-class citizens led by bartender Jan Vokes elects to pool its meager financial resources and purchase a mare for the purpose of breeding a racehorse. As various subjects note, only the rich can afford to race horses, so when these ragtag folks show up with every intention of entering their decidedly non-thoroughbred (the product of their initial investment) in equestrian events, the whole affair has a Caddyshack-esque “snobs against the slobs” vibe to it. And as if ripped from the pages of a fictional feature like Caddyshack or The Bad News Bears or any other sports saga where the little guy (or, in this case, little foal) comes out on top, this documentary takes some unexpected turns that keep the saga percolating. It’s a cinch to be made into a Hollywood yarn, with Helen Mirren cast as Jan and Brendan Gleeson tapped to play her husband Brian. And for the pivotal role of Dream Alliance? I predict Oscar #4 for Daniel Day-Lewis.

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/// When The Conjuring was released in the summer of 2013, I was one of those who rocked the status quo — that contingent being made up, of course, by those scores of critics and filmgoers who declared that Ohmygodthisisthescariestmovieevermade! — by giving the film a mixed, 2-1/2star review and writing, “I suppose it’s possible to be shaken to the core by this movie — even if it’s really not much more frightening than, say, The Flintstones Meet Rockula and Frankenstone or Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island — but ultimately, it’s just one more recycled haunted-house yarn. With an inexcusable 133-minute run time and a promise of more of the same, The Conjuring 2 wasn’t high on my screening priority list — and yet I dug it more than I did the original. Sure, sure, it’s impossible to believe that directorcowriter Wan and his team really mean for viewers to believe all this nonsense is based on fact, and, when all is said and done, it doesn’t deviate in any discernible ways from the usual haunted-house yarns (in fact, parts of this one smack so much of Poltergeist that we almost expect to learn that an Indian burial ground is somehow involved). But it gets so much right that I’m willing to give it a generous thumbs-up in what’s 36 proving to be a particularly dismal movie

veteran sorcerer Medivh (a badly miscast Ben Foster), and the hulking orcs, who seem like they might be decent chaps were they not imbecilic enough to serve under the transparently evil Gul’dan (Daniel Wu). There’s also the half-orc Garona (Paula Patton), who inexplicably falls for the lackluster Lothar. The film boasts a tremendous score by Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi, suitably bombastic music that works overtime in trying to lend majesty and import to what’s occurring on the screen. Alas, it’s a losing battle.

POPSTAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING Finding Dory

season (the films featuring the heroic Avengers and the nice guys excepted). For one thing, stars Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson make a far greater connection as the real-life wife-and-husband team of paranormal investigators Lorraine and Ed Warren, here whisked off to England in 1977 to confirm the legitimacy of the haunting of a house occupied by single mom Peggy Hodgson (Frances O’Connor) and her four children. Farmiga and Wilson gave solid performances in the original, but they’re even better here, primarily because their characters’ love for, and devotion to, each other not only feels palpable but also plays directly into the narrative in interesting and surprising ways. Another strength is the principal setting of a North London council house, a nice change from the Amityville Lite stateside houses usually seen in contemporary thrillers of this ilk. What’s more, Wan and production designer Julie Berghoff do a splendid job of capturing the dankness and decay of this sort of public housing prevalent at the time (and nice touch with the Starsky & Hutch posters in the two daughters’ shared bedroom). As for the performers portraying the members of the tormented Hodgson family, it’s 13-year-old Madison Wolfe who makes the strongest impression while tackling the largest role. As Janet, the demure daughter who’s the most affected by the supernatural shenanigans, she’s excellent, often recalling the promise of the teenage Natalie Portman. (I assumed Wolfe was a British newcomer; imagine my surprise when I learned I had already seen this American actress in several roles, including those of Bryan Cranston’s oldest daughter in Trumbo and Woody Harrelson’s oldest daughter in True Detective.) As in the first film, Wan does a fine job of establishing mood, which is good since the creatures are too derivative to

manufacture much in the way of genuine terror. One demonic nun looks like a cross between Salem’s Lot’s vampiric Barlow and that crabby Mother Superior who used to rap your knuckles when you spoke up in class; another monster appears to be a hybrid of Jack Skellington and the Babadook; and an elderly apparition who’s usually found sitting in a comfy chair looks like Bruce Dern enjoying similar repose in The Hateful Eight (well, if you squint really hard, he does). Honestly, the two scariest moments in this picture were doubtless unplanned. The first is the wallpaper seen in the hallway of the Warrens’ home, the sort of beastly pattern beloved during the ‘70s. The second fright is when a ghost switches a TV set from an episode of the popular BBC comedy The Goodies (not identified but instantly recognizable to those of us who enjoyed it in our youth abroad) to a speech being delivered by (shudder) Margaret Thatcher. As Colonel Kurtz might mutter, “The horror! The horror!”

WARCRAFT

/ For the sake of decency, movie theaters playing Warcraft should offer free popcorn to all non-gamer audience members who survive the first 20 minutes of the film. Fans familiar with the Blizzard Entertainment franchise will doubtless weep sweetand-salty tears of joy that a motion picture is speaking directly to their console-controlled hearts, but most moviegoers will find it a chore sitting through expository sequences as graceless, clumsy and impenetrable as those on view here. With its mix of humans, orcs, dwarfs and even a Golem, one would be forgiven for mistaking this movie for The Lord of the Rings: The Bootleg Edition. The plot involves the skirmish between humans, whose ranks include scruffy soldier Anduin Lothar (Travis Fimmel), young wizard Khadgar (Ben Schnetzer) and

// When setting one’s sights on a large and easy target that lends itself to ridicule, the satire has to be particularly sharp and the commentary especially astute. The mockumentary Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping immediately falls victim to the obviousness and thereafter only works in small bursts of wit and wisdom. Forget about not being able to hit the side of a barn with a basketball; too often, there’s the sense that the team of Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer couldn’t hit a basketball with the side of a barn. The three play the members of Style Boyz, a promising boy band that almost immediately gets derailed due to internal squabbles. Conner (Samberg), the group leader, is able to advance and become a superstar known as Conner4Real. As for the other Style Boyz, Owen (Taccone) becomes Conner’s underutilized concert DJ while Lawrence (Schaffer) opts to quit show business altogether and try his hand at farming. Coming off a smash debut album, Conner expects equally great things from his sophomore effort; alas, it proves to be a critical and commercial bomb, and every p.r. stunt he performs in an effort to boost sales backfires spectacularly. There are a few modest chuckles sprinkled throughout Popstar, but few have sticking power. The failure of Conner’s second album sets up some amusing vignettes. Samberg, Taccone and Schaffer are all earnest if not especially funny, but Tim Meadows has some nice moments as the lads’ manager. Some susceptible scribes have already been describing Popstar as “the new This is Spinal Tap,” I suppose in an effort to raise the likelihood of having a quote on the eventual DVD and Blu-ray cases. Don’t believe it for one second. Spinal Tap was able to turn the knob up to 11 — with Popstar, 4 on the dial is the best one can reasonably expect. CS


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Activism & Politics

One of the Guys Guys, have you found yourself in a social rut, or just have a need for the art of conversation? Make a change in 2016. The past decade a diverse group of guys have been getting together about every two weeks to share dinner and opinions on just about any topic. No membership requirements or dues. Just an open mind and willingness to expand your friendship base. For more information visit us on Facebook at Savannah Men’s Club, or if you prefer, email details/questions to savannahmensclub@gmail.com. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Saturdays with Alderwoman Shabazz Residents in Savannah’s 5th District are invited to meet with their Alderwoman every 4th Saturday of the month. Residents may come with specific issues and concerns, or just to meet their representative on Savannah City Council. District 5 runs roughly west of Bull Street and north of 36th Street, and also includes newly developing areas of the City in the southwest quadrant of Chatham County. Free and open to the public. fourth Saturday of every month, 2-4 p.m. 912-651-6410. Shabazz Seafood Restaurant, 502 W. Victory Dr. Savannah Area Young Republicans Get involved. Contact is Michael Johnson, via email or telephone, or see website for info. 912-604-0797. chairman@sayr. org. sayr.org. Call or see website for information. Free ongoing. 912-308-3020. savannahyoungrepublicans.com. Savannah Libertarians Join the Facebook group to find out about upcoming local events. Mondays. Facebook. com/groups/SAVlibertarians. Young Democrats Mondays at 7pm on the second level of Foxy Loxy, Bull Street. Call or visit the Young Democrats Facebook page for more information. Free ongoing. 423-619-7712. foxyloxycafe.com/. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.

Auditions and Calls for Entries

Auditions for Armstrong Youth Orchestra Open to students enrolled in primary grades through high school and including Armstrong students (available for course credit). Auditions, by appointment, are in Armstrong Fine Arts Hall. To schedule an audition, e-mail: savaayo@yahoo.com. Info is also available at www.savaayo.org. AYO is sponsored in part by the Savannah Friends of Music, www.savannahfriendsofmusic. com ongoing. about.armstrong.edu/Maps/ index.html. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Call for Applications for Weave a Dream Initiative The City of Savannah’s Weave-A-Dream (WAD) Panel has issued a call for proposals

Drive-Thru Low-Cost Shot Clinic

Rabies vaccinations at the HSGS low-cost vaccination clinic will cost $10 and all other vaccines--1-year rabies, kennel cough, and canine and feline distemper--will cost only $15. Microchips will also be available at $25 each. You and your pet don’t even need to leave the car. All cats must be in carriers. Saturday, June 25, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Chatham County Health Department, 1602 Drayton St. for the 2016 Weave-A-Dream Cultural & Arts Projects initiative. Applications will be accepted through the calendar year, while funds are available. Programs are to be completed prior to December 31, 2016. The application must be submitted at least eight weeks prior to the start date of the project; the last date an application can be submitted is October 21, 2016. Project funding is available up to $2,000 for specific and innovative arts, cultural, or heritage projects or presentations that have a measurable, quantifiable benefit to Savannah’s diverse populations. The Weave-A-Dream Panel seeks proposals that actively involve youth, seniors, and those who have limited access to arts based programs in Savannah. A priority of the WAD funding program is that organizations reach neighborhood communities, encompassing all city districts. To be eligible for consideration, an organization must be a non-profit, 501c3, head-quartered in Savannah’s corporate limits. Proposed programs must also be produced within the City’s corporate limits. No individual artist applications will be accepted. Agencies funded by the City of Savannah for 2016 are not eligible to apply. Applications

are available at www.savannahga.gov/ arts. Applying organizations may request application materials and technical assistance by contacting Rebecca Brown at 912-651-6760 or rbrown02@savannahga. gov Through Oct. 21. City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St. Call for Collegiate Chapters for Yeshua Next Generation Young adults between the ages of 21-25 with technical and people skills are needed to attend Savannah Chamber of Commerce events and to act as Overseers for collegiate chapters. Please contact Reverend Brenda Lee at (912) 236-3154, email:revbrendalee@ yahoo.com ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Call for Exhibition Proposals for Cultural Arts Gallery The City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs is now accepting exhibition proposals at the Cultural Arts Gallery for the 2017 calendar year. In conjunction with each exhibition, artists are encouraged to develop and present a learning opportunity to the public such as a workshop, lecture or demonstration. All mediums will be considered for non-degree seeking solo

or group exhibitions, including video and installation pieces. Proposals should be professionally presented and should include a cover letter; a resume; an artist statement; a previous exhibition record; 10-12 digital images of the work to be considered; and a self-addressed stamped envelope if the proposal needs to be returned. The deadline for submissions is September 9, 2016 at 4 p.m. Proposals should be submitted to Debra Zumstein, Arts Programs Coordinator, City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 W. Henry St., Savannah, GA 31401. Proposal guidelines are available online at www.savannahga.gov/arts or by calling (912) 651-6783. Through Sep. 9. City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St. Call for Participants in Medical Study Armstrong State University’s Biodynamics and Human Performance Center is currently seeking adults over the age of 60 to participate in a study sponsored by Biodex Medical Systems. The goal of the study is to identify a screening test that can be used to screen individuals at risk for falls. The study, seeking both males and females, will utilize and evaluate a machine, which notes the movement of individuals attempting to balance on a non-moving platform. The study requires participants to have neither a history of lower-body musculoskeletal or neurological problems, nor undergone a serious surgery within the past year. Prior to participating, other health stipulations, such as uncontrolled heart disease, will be screened. Participants should be available for a single test lasting no longer than 30 minutes and will be compensated with a Kroger gift card. If you qualify and would like to participate in either of these studies, please contact Kelsey Piersol at ASUbiomechanics@gmail.com or (912) 2472982. Through July 31. about.armstrong. edu/Maps/index.html. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Call for Participants in PTSD Study Are you a recent combat veteran experiencing psychological or emotional stress related to your combat? You may be eligible to receive first-line medication and talk therapy interventions with proven effectiveness. PROGrESS is a study looking to learn more about how to effectively treat recent combat veterans with PTSD. The therapies are not experimental. You will be randomly assigned to receive either psychotherapy, medication, or both. For more information about the PROGrESS study, please call 912-920-0214 ext. 2169. ongoing. Online only, none. Call for Proposals for 2017 Contracts for Cultural Arts and Services The City of Savannah’s Cultural Affairs Commission has issued a “Call for Proposals” for the 2017 Contracts for

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SCMPD Animal Control seeks Volunteers Savannah Chatham County Animal Control seeks volunteers to serve various tasks as needed by the shelter. No prior animal shelter experience is necessary. Newly trained volunteers will be authorized to serve immediately after orientation. Potential volunteers are asked to notify J. Lewis prior to orientation; though, walk-ins are welcome. Volunteers must be at least 17-yearsold. ongoing. (912) 525-2151. jlewis01@ savannahga.gov.

Classes, Camps & Workshops

Bradford Lee Folk & The Bluegrass Playboys

Southern native Bradford Lee Folk works hard and plays hard. By day he’s out on a John Deere tractor, tilling the land for a living as a long-time farmer. By night he’s tearing it up on stage with his Bluegrass Playboys, playing the rough-edged blend of bluegrass tradition and true country grit that’s his stock-in-trade. Saturday, June 25, 8-10 p.m., The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. $20 Reserved Seating, $18 Theater Members. 912-472-4790. info@ tybeeposttheater.org. tybeeposttheater.org

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Cultural & Arts Services Program. In 2017, two investment program categories are available: Project Investment and Partner Investment. To be eligible for consideration, an organization must have a non-profit 501(c) 3 status and be headquartered within the City of Savannah. Proposed programs must take place during the 2017 calendar year. Submitted proposals will be reviewed by the Cultural Affairs Commission, whose recommendations will be sent to the City Manager, the Mayor, and the City Council for review and final funding approval. Applications, guidelines, and program information will be available on the Department of Cultural Affairs website (www.savannahga.gov/arts) or by contacting Rebecca Brown at RBrown02@ savannahga.gov or 912-651-6760. Through June 24. City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St. Call for Submissions for Dank Memes Non-Fiction Gallery invites you to dig deep and decode the cultural viruses that live in you. Show us your dank memes. Through June 22. nonfictiongallery.com. Non-Fiction Gallery, 1522 Bull St. Homeschool Music Classes Music classes for homeschool students ages 8-18 and their parents. Offered in Guyton and Savannah. See website for details. ongoing. CoastalEmpireMusic.com. Oatland Island Seeks Memories and Recollections for 40th Anniversary Oatland Island Education Center is looking 38 for memories of Oatland Island in honor of

their 40th anniversary. People who were part of the Youth Conservation Corp that helped to build Oatland Island Education Center in the 1970’s. Great memories from field trips. Special family memories of Oatland Island. Send your photos and stories to memories@ oatland40th.org. Deadline is August 31. undefined. 912-395-1500. oatlandisland.org. Tell Us Your Ghost Story? Organization seeks to document your first hand experiences with psychical phenomenon for analysis and potential investigation. Our investigators have reputable credentials and long time investigation training and connections with the top minds and researchers in parapsychology field research and other areas. We are especially interested in Chatham and neighboring counties with special emphasis on Savannah itself and the Historic District. Interviewees should be comfortable with video documentation of themselves and events w/privacy level negotiated beforehand. ongoing. amchclub@yahoo.com. Downtown Savannah, downtown.

Benefits

$5 Bikram Yoga Class to Benefit Local Charities Bikram Yoga Savannah offers a weekly Karma class to raise money for local charities. Thursdays during the 6:30pm class. Pay $5 for class and proceeds are donated to a different charity each month. This is a regular Bikram Yoga class. ongoing. 912.356.8280. bikramyogasavannah.com.

Art, Music, Piano, Voice Coaching Coaching for all ages, beginners through advanced. Classic, modern, jazz improvization and theory. Serious inquiries only. 912-961-7021 or 912-667-1056. Ballroom Dance Party with Free Lesson Join us every 4th Friday for a free group lesson followed by a party for dancers. Come and practice all of your patterns that you have learned in class while meeting some fun people along the way. All ages and levels welcome. You don’t need a partner or have experience to come and enjoy dance with us. $10 per person or $15 per couple fourth Friday of every month, 7:30-10 p.m. 612.470.6683. salondebaile.dance@ gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. salondebaileballroomdancestudio.com/. Salón de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 7068 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Beading Classses at Epiphany Bead & Jewelry Studio Learn jewelry-making techniques from beginner to advanced. Call for class times. 912-677-3983. epiphany.indiemade.com. Epiphany Bead & Jewelry Studio, 101 N. Fahm St. Beginning Belly Dance Classes Taught by Happenstance Bellydance. All skill levels and styles. Private instruction available. $15 912-704-2940. happenstancebellydance@gmail.com. happenstancebellydance.wordpress.com. Caregiving 101 The free one-hour class is designed to raise awareness of the importance of selfcare by exploring the physical, emotional, psychological and social components of caregiving. Learn tips to deal with the many challenges and gain useful information on community resources. Led by an experienced clinical professor and seasoned caregiver, any person finding themselves in the role of family caregiver would greatly benefit from this free class. Free fourth Monday of every month, noon. 912-629-1331. edelcaregiverinstitute.org. Edel Caregiver Institute, 6000 Business Center Drive. Champions Training Center Offering a variety of classes and training in mixed martial arts, jui-jitsu, judo and other disciplines for children and adults. All skill levels. 525 Windsor Rd. 912-349-4582. ctcsavannah.com. Chinese Language Classes The Confucius Institute at Savannah State University offers free Chinese language classes starting January 17. To register,

please call 912-358-3160. ongoing. 912-3583160. confuciusinstitute@savannahstate. edu. savannahstate.edu. savstate.edu/. Savannah State University, 3219 College St. Clay Classes Savannah Clay Studio at Beaulieu offers handbuilding, sculpture, and handmade tiles, basic glazing and firing. 912-351-4578. sav.. claystudio@gmail.com. Boating Classes Classes on boat handling, boating safety and navigation offered by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. See website or call to register. 912897-7656. savannahaux.com. Creativity Coaching Do you have a creative idea but don’t know where to start? Is it time to move forward with your project? Work with your very own creativity coach and learn how to blast through blocks, plan your time, and enjoy the richness of a creative life. See website for more info at www.laurenl.com/creativity_ coaching/ or contact Creativity@LaurenL. com ongoing. Online, ---. Cuban Music and Dance Workshop The Savannah community is invited to learn about the exciting aspects of Cuban dance and music from expert, Daybert Linares. Dance experience is not required, and the event is free and open to the public. Free Mon., June 27, 12-2 p.m. savstate.edu/. Savannah State University, 3219 College St. Defining and Implementing Effective Sourcing Strategies Strategic sourcing enhances value, which ultimately impacts the profitability of an entire organization. In this essential course, sourcing and procurement managers, supply chain managers, logistics and supply chain planners, leaders involved in supply chain cost reduction initiatives, and individuals needing to expand sourcing knowledge will learn how to develop and implement a sourcing strategy that aligns with overall competitive strategy. The course and the associated case studies, activities, and discussions provide the context and a framework for making effective sourcing decisions including a comprehensive approach to strategic sourcing. Standard Course Price: $1,800 Wed., June 22, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Thu., June 23, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. 404-385-8663. pe.gatech.edu/scl-sourcing. Strategic sourcing enhances value, which ultimately impacts the profitability of an entire organization. In this essential course, sourcing and procurement managers, supply chain managers, logistics and supply chain planners, leaders involved in supply chain cost reduction initiatives, and individuals needing to expand sourcing knowledge will learn how to develop and implement a sourcing strategy that aligns with overall competitive strategy. The course and the associated case studies, activities, and discussions provide the context and a framework for making effective sourcing decisions including a comprehensive approach to strategic sourcing. $1,800 Through June 23. pe.gatech.edu/sclsourcing. Georgia Tech Savannah, 210 Technology Circle. DUI Prevention Group Offers victim impact panels for intoxicated drivers, DUI, offenders, and anyone seeking knowledge about the dangers of driving


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while impaired. A must see for teen drivers. Meets monthly. $40/session 912-443-0410. Enrichment Camp A five-week afternoon enrichment camp experience that can be enjoyed on its own, or in conjunction with the Summer School or Tutoring program. Camp will focus on character building, communication and social skills along with time for summer reading lists, games, team building and more. Open to kids entering 1st-8th grades. $100/week, $450 for 5 weeks, tuition waived if enrolled in other programs, registration $50 Mondays-Fridays.. roycelearningcenter. com/. Royce Learning Center, 4 Oglethorpe Professional Blvd. 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 912354-6686. mediationsavannah.com. Fany’s Spanish/English Institute Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children held at 15 E. Montgomery Crossroad. Register by phone. ongoing. 912921-4646. Frame Loom Weaving with Jennifer Moss Learn how to express yourself in fiber through frame loom weaving. Students will learn how to construct and set up their own frame loom, and will progress from the basics of plain weave through specialized tapestry techniques. Emphasis will be placed on texture, color and composition. Each student will be able to create a sample and a completed woven project. No experience required. Materials for the loom and samples will be provided, but fiber for the final weaving must be purchased by the student. Held in second floor classroom, stair access only. $150 per person / $135 for Sulfur Studios Members Wed., June 22, 6-8 p.m. 912. 231. 7105. info@ sulfurstudios.org. https://facebook.com/ events/1707503392845374/. sulfurstudios. org. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull Street. Guitar, Mandolin, or Bass Guitar Lessons Emphasis on theory, reading music, and improvisation. Located in Ardsley Park. ongoing. 912-232-5987. Housing Authority Neighborhood Resource Center Housing Authority of Savannah hosts classes at the Neighborhood Resource Center. Adult literacy/GED prep: Mon-Thurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial education: 4th Fri each month, 9am-11am. Basic computer training: Tues & Thurs, 1pm3pm. Community computer lab: Mon-Fri, 3pm-4:30pm. ongoing. 912-232-4232 x115. savannahpha.com. savannahpha.com/NRC. html. Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St. Knitting & Crochet Classes Offered at The Frayed Knot, 6 W. State St. See the calendar of events on website. Mondays. 912-233-1240. thefrayedknotsav. com. Music Lessons--Multiple Instruments Savannah Musicians’ Institute offers private

instruction for all ages and experience levels in Guitar (electric, acoustic,classical), Piano, Bass, Voice, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Music Theory/Composition/Songwriting. 609 69th Street, Savannah GA. ongoing. 912398-8828. smisavannah@gmail.com. savmusiciansinstitute.com. New Horizons Adult Band Program Music program for adults who played a band instrument in high school/college and would like to play again. Mondays at 6:30pm at Portman’s. $30 per month. All ages and ability levels welcome. Call for info. ongoing. 912-354-1500. portmansmusic.com. Portman’s Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. Novel Writing Write a novel, finish the one you’ve started, revise it or pursue publication. Awardwinning Savannah author offers one-onone or small group classes, mentoring, manuscript critique, ebook formatting. Email for pricing and scheduling info. ongoing. pmasoninsavannah@gmail.com. OSHA Busters: A Compliance and Legal Perspective The session, led by Myrtle Turner, director of the Georgia Tech OSHA Training Institute Education Center, and HunterMaclean’s managing partner, Brad Harmon, will address the OSHA inspection process and how safety professionals can be proactive. $15 Thu., June 23, 7:30-9:30 a.m. Georgia Tech Savannah, 210 Technology Circle. Photography Classes Beginner photography to post production. Instruction for all levels. $20 for two-hour class. See website for complete class list. 410-251-4421. chris@chrismorrisphotography.com. chrismorrisphotography.com. Piano Voice-Coaching Pianist with M/degree,classical modern jazz improvisation, no age limit. Call 912-9617021 or 912-667-1056. Serious inquiries only. ongoing. Project Management- Real World Apps Discover a documented step-by-step guideline for managing projects from beginning to successful conclusion. In Project Management- Real World Apps, students will be exposed to a wide variety of strategic and real world scenarios. Topics include best practices for initiating and closing projects, planning projects, project control, change control, earned value, and project manager professional responsibility. A copy of the current PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) is included. $1,325 Thu., June 23, 9 a.m.3:30 p.m. 912-651-2005. goo.gl/xY5nf4. cgc.georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. R&B Soul Adult Line Dancing The R&B Soul line dance group Savannah Show Stoppers are conducting line dance classes every Monday night at the West Broad St. YMCA and every Tuesday nights at the John Delaware Center. Both classes starts at 6:30. Lamont Hunter, the founder of the Savannah Show Stoppers, is the Instructor. Donations Mondays, 6:30-8 p.m. and Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. 912-220-7712. hlamont70@yahoo.com. YMCA-West Broad

St, 1110 May St. A. Roper Studio - Voice Technique and Coaching Experienced and successful voice instructor is accepting students. Nurturing and collaborative studio. Services offered include strengthening the voice, range extension, relaxation techniques, and coaching through various styles of music. Audition and competition preparation. Located 15 minutes from downtown. Varies Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 912-4840628. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Russian Language Classes Learn to speak Russian. All experience levels welcome, beginner to expert. Call for info. ongoing. 912-713-2718. Study Skills Study Skills is a program designed to help students in 6th – 12th grades learn to study efficiently and effectively, leading to greater success in school. $200 tuition, $50 registration fee Through June 23. roycelearningcenter.com/. Royce Learning Center, 4 Oglethorpe Professional Blvd. Summer Dance Camp Week long summer dance camp. Mon 6/27Fri 7/1. Camp runs from 9-3 with the option of half days (9-12 or 12-3). Includes dance classes, acro, games, arts and crafts, lunch, and more. Each day has a different theme from “Princess Party” to “Disney Movies”. Space limited reserve your spot. $225 full week /$130 half days Mon., June 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 954-682-5694. elyse.thestudio@ yahoo.com. thestudiosav.net. thestudiosav. net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. Summer Literacy Classes Royce Learning Center’s Adult & Community Education program has partnered with the White Bluff United Methodist Church to offer a free Summer class. Classes will focus on preparing adult students for High School Graduation, Reading & Literacy Support, and the General Education Development Diploma (GED). The Adult & Community Education (ACE) at Royce Learning Center is a program designed for adult learners of all ages and abilities. ACE uses an individualized, learner centered approach with an understanding that each learner has a different motivation for seeking education. Mondays, Wednesdays.. 912-354-4047. wbumc.org/. White Bluff United Methodist Church, 11911 White Bluff Rd. Summer School A five-week summer school program for students who need to strengthen academic skills. Small classes focus on Reading, Writing, English and Mathematics. $900 tuition, $50 registration fee MondaysFridays.. roycelearningcenter.com/. Royce Learning Center, 4 Oglethorpe Professional Blvd.

Clubs & Organizations

1 Million Cups 1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Free Wednesdays, 9 a.m.. 1millioncups. com/savannah. Creators’ Foundry, 415 W Boundary St.

Abeni Cultural Arts Dance Classes Classses for multiple ages in performance dance and adult fitness dance. African, modern, ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, gospel. Held at Abeni Cultural Arts studio, 8400-B Abercorn St. Call Muriel, 912-6313452, or Darowe, 912-272-2797. ongoing. abeniculturalarts@gmail.com. Avegost LARP Live action role playing group that exists in a medieval fantasy realm. generallly meets the second weekend of the month. Free for your first event or if you’re a non-player character. $35 fee for returning characters. ongoing. godzillaunknown@gmail.com. avegost.com. Buccaneer Region SCCA Local chapter of the Sports Car Club of America, hosting monthly solo/autocross driving events in the Savannah area. Anyone with a safe car, insurance and a valid driver’s license is eligible to participate. See website. ongoing. buccaneerregion.org. Business Networking on the Islands Small Business Professionals Islands Networking Group meets first Thursday each month, 9:30am-10:30am. Tradewinds Ice Cream & Coffee, 107 Charlotte Rd. Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. Chatham Sailing Club Friday evening social event at the clubhouse. Meet Members and their families who all enjoy water based activities but whose prime interest is sailing. This BYOB event is free and all are welcome, but Membership is encouraged after several visits once interest is gauged!! We look forward to meeting you. Fridays, 7-10 p.m. pranschkec3@gmail.com. Young’s Marina, 218 Wilmington Island Rd. Coastal Bead Society Coastal Bead Society monthly meetings, 12 noon on the third Friday of the Month at the Coastal Georgia Center, 303 Fahm Street, near SCAD. All beaders are welcome. ongoing. wyrnut18@gmail.com. cgc. georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs A club focusing on weaving, spinning, basket making, knitting, crocheting, quilting, beading, rug hooking, doll making, and other fiber arts. Meets at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, first Saturday of the month (Sept.-June) 10:15am. Mondays, 10:30 a.m. fiberguildsavannah.homestead.com/. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs, 711 Sandtown Road GA. Historic Flight Savannah A non-profit organization dedicated to sending area Korean War and WWII veterans to Washington, DC, to visit the WWII Memorial. All expenses paid by Honor Flight Savannah. Honor Flight seeks contributions, and any veterans interested in a trip to Washington. Call for info. ongoing. 912-5961962. honorflightsavannah.org. Historic Savannah Chapter: ABWA Meets the second Thursday of every month from 6pm-7:30pm. Tubby’s Tank House, 2909 River Drive, Thunderbolt. Attendees pay for their own meals. RSVP by phone. ongoing. 912-660-8257. Knitters, Needlepoint and Crochet

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Meets every Wednesday. Different locations downtown. Call for info. No fees. Want to learn? Join us. ongoing. 912-308-6768. Low Country Turners A club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Call Steve Cook for info at number below. ongoing. 912-313-2230. Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-7864508. American Legion Post 184, 3003 Rowland Ave. Philo Cafe Discussion group that meets every Monday, 7:30pm - 9:00pm at various locations. Anyone craving good conversation is invited. Free to attend. Email for info, or see Facebook.com/SavannahPhiloCafe. Mondays. athenapluto@yahoo.com. R.U.F.F. - Retirees United for the Future RUFF meets the last Friday of each month at 10am to protect Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and related senior issues. Parking in the rear. Free to all Seniors ongoing. 912344-5127. Savannah Tree Foundation, 3025 Bull Street. Safe Kids Savannah A coalition dedicated to preventing childhood injuries. Meets 2nd Tuesday each month, 11:30am-1:00pm. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-353-3148. safekidssavannah.org. Savannah Brewers’ League Meets 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm at Moon River Brewing Co. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-447-0943. hdb.org. moonriverbrewing.com/. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St. Savannah Charlesfunders Investment Discussion Group Meets Saturdays, 8:30am to discuss stocks, bonds and better investing. Contact by email for info. ongoing. charlesfund@gmail. com. panerabread.com/. Panera Bread (Broughton St.), 1 West Broughton St. Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States A dinner meeting every 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm at local restaurants. 3rd Tuesday in November; none in December. For dinner reservations, please call Sybil Cannon at 912-964-5366. ongoing. 912-7487020. savannahnavyleague.us. Savannah Go Club This is a new club for the board game “go” (igo, weiqi, baduk). For places and times, please call John at 734-355-2005. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Savannah Go Green Meets most Saturdays. Green events and places. Share ways to Go Green each day. Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. Savannah Kennel Club Monthly meetings open to the public the 4th Monday each month, Sept. through June. ongoing, 7 p.m. savannahkennelclub.org. Carey Hilliard’s (Southside), 11111 Abercorn St. Savannah Newcomers Club Open to women who have lived in the Savannah area for less than two years. Membership includes monthly luncheon and program. Activities, tours and events 40 help you learn about Savannah and

make new friends. Ongoing sign-up. savannahnewcomers.com. ongoing. Savannah Parrot Head Club Beach, Buffet and no dress code. Check website for events calendar or send an email for Parrot Head gatherings. ongoing. savannahphc@yahoo.com. savannahphc. com. Society for Creative Anachronism Meets every Saturday at the south end of Forsyth Park for fighter practice and general hanging out. For people interested in re-creating the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Free Saturdays, 11 a.m.. savannahsca.org. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. Savannah Toastmasters Helps improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment. Mondays, 6:15pm, Memorial Health University Medical Center, in the Conference Room C. ongoing. 912-484-6710. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Savannah Veggies and Vegans Join the Facebook group to find out more about vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, and to hear about upcoming local events. Mondays. Toastmasters Toastmasters International is an organization which gives its members the opportunity to develop and improve their public speaking abilities through local club meetings, seminars, and contests. Regardless of your level of comfort with public speaking, you will find a club that is interested in helping you improve your speaking abilities. Free Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m.. hostesscity.toastmastersclubs.org. thincsavannah.com. Thinc Savannah, 35 Barnard St. 3rd Floor. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla A volunteer organization that assists the U.S. Coast Guard. Meets 4th Wednesday at 6pm at Barnes, 5320 Waters Ave. All ages welcome. Prior experience/boat ownership not required. fourth Wednesday of every month.. 912-598-7387. savannahaux.com. Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671 Meets second Monday of each month, 7pm, at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. ongoing. 912-429-0940. rws521@msn. com. vvasav.com. Waving Girls--Smocking Arts Guild of America The Waving Girls welcomes smockers and all those who create fine heirloom items. At each meeting there is an opportunity to learn and share our work. The group makes over 100 “wee care” gowns for memorial hospital each year. fourth Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m. 912 536 1447. debcreation@hotmail.com. smocking.org. Coastal Center for Developmental Services, 1249 Eisenhower Drive. Woodville-Tompkins Scholarship Foundation Meets second Tuesday each month (except October) 6:00pm, Woodville-Tompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner St. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-232-3549. chesteraellis@ comcast.net.

Comedy

Comedy Night Join us for an evening of ice cream and laughter...the perfect combo for your Friday night! All ages welcome. Free Fridays, 8-10 p.m. Front Porch Improv Front Porch Improv is an improv party where Savannah audiences laugh until they cry…and then they laugh at people crying. Come loaded with suggestions where the Savannah’s Improv Company Ensemble will take your suggestions and blast out hilarious unscripted scenes. The 90 minute performance kicks off the night with Improv Games, followed by the featured team, a brief intermission, and a delicious Long Form for dessert. $12 Fri., June 24, 8-9:45 p.m. SavannahsImprovCompany@gmail. com. https://facebook.com/Front-PorchImprov-928374610566972/. Bryson Hall, 5 E. Perry St. Odd Lot Improv An improv comedy show in the style of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” $5 Mondays, 8 p.m. musesavannah.org/. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Odd Lot Improv: On The Spot Mysteries Dinner Theatre Odd Lot is teaming up with the brilliant Chefs of Savannah Coffee Roasters to bring you a whole new dining experience. The always surprising talent of Odd Lot will perform a fully interactive Friday night Murder Mystery while you dine on a delicious three course meal. Seating is at 6:30pm Friday nights. Reservations are strongly recommended. Four actors and three courses all for $40. It’s certain to be a night to remember. Great for groups, parties, or anyone who loves a good show. $40 Fridays, 6:30 p.m. justin@oddlot.org. oddlot. org. Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 West Liberty Street.

Conferences

TEDxSavannah The first ever TEDxSavannah event provides a forum for dynamic, thought-provoking, inspirational and educational TEDx Talks by local community leaders, all centered on the theme “Challenge What Is: Personal, Local, Universal.” Fri., June 24, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. tedxsavannah.com. telfair.org/jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Urban Economic Summit and Business Expo African American, minority and women owned businesses are invited to learn from experts about the opportunities for economic business growth, especially within the Savannah market and throughout the Coastal Empire. Experts include speakers from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Georgia Department of Economic Development, Small Business Assistance Corporation (SBAC), SSU and more. $65-$500 Thu., June 23, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. savstate.edu/. Savannah State University, 3219 College St.

Dance

Adult Ballet Class Maxine Patterson School of Dance, 2212 Lincoln St, offers adult ballet on Thursdays,

6:30pm-7:30pm $12 per class. Call for info. ongoing. 912-234-8745. Adult Ballet Toning Always wanted the body of a ballerina? Well.. YOU CAN! Our class is designed to stretch, tone, and enhance your body to become healthier than ever. Join us and check out the calendar for dates to enroll. (this is apart of our fitness package of 10 classes for $80) $10.00 Mondays, 5 p.m. 912.312.3549. reservetodance@gmail. com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Adult Intermediate Ballet Mondays and Wednesdays, 7pm-8pm. $12/class or $90/8 classes. Call for info. Academy of Dance, 74 W. Montgomery Crossroad. Wednesdays. 912-921-2190. Argentine Tango Wednesdays, 7 p.m. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Lessons Sundays 1:303;30pm. Open to the public. $3 per person. Wear closed toe leather shoes if possible. Doris Martin Dance Studio, 8511-h ferguson Ave. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-9257416. savh_tango@yahoo.com. Awaken with Chakradance™ A free-flowing, meditative dance, with eclectic music selected to resonate with each specific chakra, along with guided imagery. No dance experience or chakras knowledge needed. $20 ongoing, 7-8:30 p.m. 912-663-1306. Chakradancer@ comcast.net. chakradance.com/. synergisticbodies.com. Synergistic Bodies, 7901 Waters Ave. Ballet FIT! Love ballet? We are ready to get that body in ballet shape. This total body workout is great for low impact and high impact movements. With a series of bar, floor, and mat exercises, you will leave refreshed and stretched. Toning, stretching, and strengthening are our goals for you. See calendar for details. $15.00, $10.00, $8.00, $5.00 Thursdays, 5-6 p.m. 412.470.6683. salondebaile.dance@ gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. salondebaileballroomdancestudio.com/. Salón de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 7068 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Ballroom Group Dance Class Weekly ballroom dance classes focus on two types of dance each month. Open to partners/couples or to solos. The $35 for 4 weeks or $10 drop in Mondays, 7 p.m. 912.312.3549. reservetodance@gmail. com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Ballroom/Latin Group Class Group classes every Tuesday and Wednesday at 8pm. Tuesdays focus on fundamental steps, styling, and techniques. Wednesday’s classes are more specific, with advanced elements. $15/person and $25/ couple Wednesdays, 8 p.m. and Tuesdays.. 912-335-3335. savannahballroom@gmail. com. savannahballroomdancing.com. Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. Basic Shag Lessons Every Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. ongoing.


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doublesnightclub.com/. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Beginner’s Belly Dance Classes Learn basic moves and choreography with local Belly Dancer, Nicole Edge. Class is open to all ages and skill levels. Walk-ins welcome. 15.00 Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m. 912-596-0889. edgebelly@gmail.com. edgebellydance.com. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. Beginners Belly Dance Classes Instructed by Nicole Edge. All ages/Skill levels welcome. Sundays, 12pm-1pm. Fitness body and balance studio. 2127 1//2 E. Victory Dr. $15/class or $48/hour. Call or see website. ongoing. 912-596-0889. cairoonthecoast.com. Beginners Belly Dancing with Cybelle For those with little-to-no dance background. Instructor is formally trained, has performed for over ten years. $15/person. Tues. 7pm8pm. Private classes and walk ins available. Synergistic Bodies, 7724 Waters Ave. ongoing. 912-414-1091. info@cybelle3.com. cybelle3.com. C.C. Express Dance Team Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm. Clogging or tap dance experience is necessary. Call Claudia Collier for info. ongoing. 912-748-0731. Windsor Forest Recreation Building, Windsor Forest. Dance for Peace A weekly gathering to benefit locals in need. Music, dancing, fun for all ages. Donations of nonperishable food and gently used or

new clothing are welcomed. Free and open to the public. Sundays, 3 p.m. 912-547-6449. xavris21@yahoo.com. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. Dance Night Salsa Savannah sponsors this dance night. Be advised that locations often change. Visit salsasavannah.com or call 912-704-8726 for updated locations. Fridays, 10 p.m. Latin Chicks (Waters Ave.), 5205 Waters Avenue. Salsa Savannah sponsors this dance night. Be advised that locations often change. Visit salsasavannah.com or call 912-704-8726 for updated locations. Thursdays, 10 p.m. Gatsby’s, 408 West Broughton Street. Dance Party Dance on Thursdays at 8pm--fun, friendship, and dancing. Free for Savannah Ballroom students. $10 for visitors ($15 for couples). free - $15 Thursdays, 8 p.m. 912-3353335. savannahballroom@gmail.com. savannahballroomdancing.com. Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. DJ Greer DJ Greer spinning some old and new R&B. Happy hour all night long. Fridays, 8 p.m.-2:30 a.m. 828 216 9005. jgoodfellas@ yahoo.com. doublesnightclub.com/. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Free Dance Thursdays at Lake Mayer Lake Mayer is offering free dance and fitness classes for all ages every Thursday, in the Community Center. 9:30 am and 10:30 am is the “Little Movers” class for toddlers.

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1 ___ of Maine (toothpaste brand) 5 Name associated with a philosophical “razor” 10 Some insurance options, for short 14 Stonestreet of “Modern Family” 15 “Star Trek” character that speaks Swahili 16 Little green guy of film 17 Maitre d’ handout 18 Get red, maybe 19 Google cofounder Sergey 20 Alternative rock band formed in 1984 that’s called Honolulu, Austin, and Chicago home 23 Treatment facility 24 “Rikki-Tikki-___” (Kipling short story) 25 Auth. submissions 28 Colonial critters? 31 Punk rocker with the backup band The Pharmacists 35 Scratcher’s target 37 Bovine Old Testament idol 39 Headwear banned by the NFL in 2001 41 “La ___” (Debussy opus) 42 Actor Killam of both “Mad TV” and “SNL” 43 Races, like the heart 46 Hourly wage 47 ___ fugit

48 Olympic skating medalist Michelle 50 “Feed me kitten food!” 51 Barks like a fox 53 Ornamental carp 55 Schoolroom furniture with a surface shaped like a “7” 63 River into which Ali threw his gold medal 64 Lost spectacularly, in slang 65 “... hit me like ___ of bricks” 66 Recurring “Seinfeld” character from Pakistan 67 Center square occupant Paul 68 Tony of “Veep” 69 Czech Republic river 70 Freight hauler 71 “Ye ___ Curiosity Shoppe”

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11 Memento ___ 12 Norse counterpart of Ares 13 Ratted 21 ___-Locka (city near Miami) 22 Track meet component 25 In the ___ of (surrounded by) 26 Add fuel to 27 See-through scenery piece 29 Grant’s landmark 30 Aerodynamic 32 West Coast NFLer as of 2016 33 Bring bliss to 34 Humans ___ York (photo/interview site) 36 Time to drink cheap 38 Old West challenge 40 Astronaut’s pressurized garb 44 Blacktop makeup 45 Rest for a while 49 Head bob 52 Attendant of Bacchus 54 State where “Wayward Pines” is set 55 Cop or call lead-in 56 “If ___ $1000000” (Barenaked Ladies song) 57 Dig 58 “99 Luftballons” singer 59 Actress Conn of “Grease” 60 “Too many more to mention” abbr. 61 Gavel-banging word 62 Meniscus location

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12:00 pm Lunch Break Fitness. 1:30 pm Super Seniors. 5:30 pm youth hip hop. 6:30 pm Adult African Fitness. FREE ongoing, 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. 912-652-6780. sdavis@ chathamcounty.org. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. Free Trial Shimmy Chic: Belly Dance Fitness Shimmy and Shake with a BRAND NEW dance fitness program that we will start offering in January after the holiday break. Shimmy Chic is a low impact, high cardio workout that is designed to teach beginners and challenge the seasoned dancer. You will learn the true skill of belly dance while getting a great workout. Our instructor, Kit Dobry, is the only one certified in the Savannah area to teach this great workout! *Yoga mat is required Join us for a FREE trial Thursday, December 17th. FREE Thursdays, 7-8 p.m.. 612-470683. salondebaile.dance@gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Home Cookin’ Cloggers Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm, Nassau Woods Recreation Building, Dean Forest Road. No beginner classes at this time. Call Claudia Collier for info. ongoing. 912-748-0731. Kids Ballroom Group Class Get the next generation involved with all the styles of partnership dances. We teach etiquette, the history, and how to actually dance them! Get them involved today to get ready for our Monthly Ballroom Dance. $40 for 4 weeks Tuesdays, 6-6:45 p.m. 612.470.6683. salondebaile.dance@ gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. salondebaileballroomdancestudio.com/. Salón de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 7068 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Kids Hip Hop and Jazz Mondays, 6 p.m. salondebailedancestudio. com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Kids Tap Teaching two skills in one class: music and dance. Join our newest tap class for kids to enjoy learning different rhythms and foot patters for fun music. Tap shoes are required and can be purchased at our studio! Sign up today and start tomorrow. $40 for 4 weeks Thursdays, 6-6:45 p.m. 612.470.6683. salondebaile.dance@ gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. salondebaileballroomdancestudio.com/. Salón de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 7068 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Kids/Youth Dance Class Kids Group class on various Ballroom and Latin dances. Multiple teachers. Ages 4-17 currently enrolled in the program. Prepares youth for social and/or competitive dancing. $15/person Saturdays, 10 a.m. 912-3353335. savannahballroom@gmail.com. savannahballroomdancing.com. Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. LaBlast Dance Fitness Created by world renowned dancer and ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” professional, Louis Van Amstel, LaBlast uniquely combines a wide variety of ballroom dance styles and music genres. Do the Cha Cha Cha, Disco, Jive, Merengue, Salsa and 42 Samba set to everything from pop and rock

to hip-hop and country – and burn fat and blast calories! No experience and no partner necessary. $15.00 drop in or 10 classes for $80.00 Mondays, 6-7 p.m. and Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. 912.312.3549. reservetodance@ gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Latin Nite Salsa DJ Vaina Enventos brings Latin Night to Doubles. Happy hour all night long. NONE Thursdays, 8 p.m.-2:30 a.m. 828 216 9005. jgoodfellas@yahoo.com. doublesnightclub. com/. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Mahogany Shades of Beauty Dance classes - hip hop, modern, jazz, West African, ballet, lyrical and step. Modeling and acting classes. All ages/levels welcome. Call Mahogany for info. ongoing. 912-2728329. Modern Dance Class Beginner and intermediate classes. Fridays 10am-11:15am. Doris Martin Studio, 7360 Skidaway Rd. Call Elizabeth for info. ongoing. 912-354-5586. Mom and ME DANCE Classes Does your baby love to dance? Sign up for our MOM and Me Dance class and explore movement to fun music and learn the basic skills of dance to develop better motor skills for your child. 18 months to 2 years old. $40.00 for 4 weeks Saturdays, 9-9:30 a.m. 612.470.6683. salondebaile.dance@ gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. salondebaileballroomdancestudio.com/. Salón de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 7068 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Salsa Lessons Learn to dance salsa and bachata, and try it free before you buy it. Call 912-704-8726 to reserve your space and visit salsasavannah. com for more information. ongoing. Salsa Savannah Latin Dance Studio, 408 Bull Street. Salsa Night Come and shake it to the best latin grooves and bachata the night away in Pooler where it’s cooler. Wednesdays, 8-11 p.m. 912988-1052. medi.tavern314@gmail.com. Mediterranean Tavern, 125 Foxfield Way. Salsa! Salsa! Salsa! 0 Thursdays, 9 p.m.-2:30 a.m. 828 216 9005. jgoodfellas@yahoo.com. doublesnightclub. com/. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Savannah Shag Club Wednesdays, 7pm,at Doubles Lounge. Fridays, 7pm, at American Legion Post 36, 2309 E. Victory Dr. ongoing. doublesnightclub.com/. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Savannah Swing Cats--Swing Dancing ongoing. doublesnightclub.com/. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Shimmy Chic Dance Fitness Shimmy and Shake with a brand new dance fitness program that will have you burning calories while learning the true skill of belly dance. Shimmy Chic is a low impact, high cardio workout that is designed to teach beginners and challenge the seasoned dancer. Yoga mats will be required. See calendars for details. $15.00, $10.00, $8.00, $5.00 Thursdays, 7-8 p.m. 612.470.6683. salondebaile.dance@ gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com.

salondebaileballroomdancestudio.com/. Salón de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 7068 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Sizzle: Dance and Cardio A class designed to maintain that summer body by dancing and having fun. Incorporates dance and cardio to fun, spicy songs. $10 drop in or 10 classes for $80 Tuesdays, Fridays, 10 a.m. 912312-3549. reservetodance@gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. West Coast Swing Group Class Love to swing dance? This class is for you. Join us for 4 weeks of triple steps, rock steps, and whips! Need to practice? We got that covered too. Get ready and join this class to come to our Monthly Swing/Blues Night! $40.00 for 4 weeks Thursdays, 6-7 p.m. 612.470.6683. salondebaile.dance@ gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. salondebaileballroomdancestudio.com/. Salón de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 7068 Hodgson Memorial Dr.

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$8 Community Yoga Classes Savannah Power Yoga offers a community yoga class nearly every day of the week for just $8. All proceeds support local organizations. See schedule online for details. Most classes are heated to 90 degrees. Bring a yoga mat, towel and some water. $8 Mondays-Fridays, Sundays. (912) 349-2756. info@savannahpoweryoga.com. savannahpoweryoga.com. $8 Community Meditation Classes Join us for breath work, guided meditation, and yoga nidra, a deep relaxation technique to relieve stress, quiet the mind, and find the calm within. All proceeds support local organizations. $8 Sundays, 6-7 p.m. 912349-2756. 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 for people age 13-19. Meetings daily throughout the Savannah area. check website or call for info. ongoing. 912-598-9860. savannahalanon.com. Ballet Body Toning Ballet Body Toning is a ballet inspired workout designed to improve balance, flexibility, and use body resistance to strengthen core, legs & booty. This workout is low impact and scorches major calories and teaches you basic ballet! Call to make a reservation before class. This is a semiprivate class so space is limited! $10.00 Wednesdays, Sundays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 732.232.3349. FitnessFoodWine@gmail. com. thestudiosav.net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. Barre Classes Looking for a fun way to tone and burn calories? Savannah Yoga Barre offers daily barre classes to help you reach your fitness goals. Diverse classes ensure there’s something for everyone. All levels are encouraged to attend. Start where you are and go from there. Classes start as early as 6 a.m. and as late as 6:45 p.m. $15 drop-in or use class pass ongoing. 912-

200-4809. info@savannahyogabarre.com. savannahyogabarre.com. 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) 652-6784. 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. ongoing. beastmodefitnessga.com. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. Beginning Pole Fitness Pole fitness is a fun and flirty way to get in shape! Taught by Pole Dance America National Professional Champion Sabrina Madsen, you’ll learn the basics of pole dance in a safe and welcoming environment. Gain strength, balance and confidence. Beginner Classes are open to all shapes and sizes and are for ladies only (men welcome at our Intermediate Class). $25 for drop-in or $100 for a package of 5 classes Tuesdays, 8-9 p.m. 801.673.6737. info@firstcityfitness.com. firstcityfitness. com/pole-fitnessparties.html. First City Fitness, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. 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. ongoing. egs5719@aol.com. Talahi Island Community Club, 532 Quarterman Dr. Core Pilates This fun and challenging Pilates class will tone your entire body while focusing on building core strength. Betsy HunterHughes is at your service every MonWed-Fri 9:45 at Savannah Yoga Barre. $15 drop-in or class pass Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 9:45-10:45 a.m. 912200-4809. info@savannahyogabarre.com. savannahyogabarre.com. Dance DynaMix Dance DynaMix is a choreographed dance fitness class inspired by funky hip hop and sleek jazz moves! No dance experience required. Call 732.232.3349 to reserve your spot ahead of time, as class space is limited. Stay after class for a 30 minute stretch to wind down for the weekend with! $10.00 Wednesdays, Fridays, 10-11 a.m. 732.232.3349. FitnessFoodWine@gmail. com. thestudiosav.net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. Fitness Classes at the JEA Sin, firm it up, yoga, Pilates, water aerobics, Aquasize, senior fitness, and Zumba. Prices vary. Call for schedule. ongoing. 912-3558811. savj.org. 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 in need of support for the caregiving they provide. ongoing. savannahcommons.com. Free Yoga for Cancer Patients St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Center for WellBeing offers Free Yoga for Cancer Patients every


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Monday from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. in Candler’s Heart & Lung Building, Suite 100. The very gentle movements and breath work in this class will give you much needed energy, it will make your body feel better, and it will give you a mental release. This class is free to cancer patients. Mondays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. 912-819-8800. sjchs.org/. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. Functional Training Class Celebrate fall with a Saturday morning workout class. All levels welcome. A smooth mix of cardio and strengthening exercises. Call Kara 912-667-0487 if interested. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Get Excited and Move This program is designed to combat the effects of Parkinson disease for Savannah/ Chatham-area people and their caregiver. The activities are designed to enhance and improve muscular strength, and endurance, coordination, agility, flexibility, speed work, and voice command. $10 a month Mondays-Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. & 6-7 p.m. and Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10:3011:30 a.m. 912-376-9833. psgsav@gmail. com. Anderson-Cohen Weightlifting Center, 7230 Varnedoe Drive. Dude’s Day at Savannah Climbing Coop Thursdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Climbing Coop 302 W Victory Dr, Savannah Every Thursday men climb for half price, $5. See website for info. Thursdays, 2 & 10 p.m. 912-495-8010. savannahclimbingcoop.com. Savannah Climbing CoOp, 302 W Victory Dr. 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 7am10pm. Call or see website. ongoing. 912-598-2300. gastateparks.org/ SkidawayIsland. gastateparks.org/info/ skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Horizons Summer Sizzler 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run Proceeds from the race will benefit Horizons Savannah providing valuable summer educational opportunities for low income students. Come out and support Savannah’s kids. Enjoy a timed summer race on a beautiful and mostly shady course through Wilmington Island and then cool down with watermelon and summer fun at the finish line. There’s also a Kids 1 Mile Fun Run for all those 18 and under. The Fun Run is not timed. $5 for Kids 1 Mile, $25 for 5K, $30 race day registration for 5K, at the site only Sat., June 25, 8-11:30 a.m. Sue Adler - info@ horizonssavannah.org. fleetfeetsavannah. com/summersizzler. JC Cannon Fields, Lang St. Kung Fu School: Ving Tsun Ving Tsun (Wing Chun) is the world’s fastest growing martial arts style. Uses angles and leverage to turn an attacker’s strength against him. Call for info on free trial classes. Drop ins welcome. 11202 White Bluff Rd. ongoing. 912-429-9241. Living Smart Fitness Club St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American

Health Information and Resource Center offer the Living Smart Fitness Club, which is an exercise program to encourage healthy lifestyle changes. On Mondays and Wednesdays the classes are held at the John S. Delaware Center. On Tuesdays, the classes are held at the center, at 1910 Abercorn Street. Classes include Zumba (Tuesdays) and Hip-Hop low impact aerobics with cardio and strengthening exercises (Mondays/Wednesdays). Mondays, Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Tuesdays, 5:30-7 p.m. 912-447-6605. Delaware Recreation Center, 1815 Lincoln St. Mommy and Baby Yoga Mondays. Call for times and fees or see website. ongoing. 912-232-2994. savannahyoga.com. savannahyoga.com/. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. Nonstop Fitness Spin Class Join us every Thursday at 5:30pm for Spin. Space is limited, please call 912-349-4902 to reserve your spot and to inquire about our other classes. 10 classes for $50 Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. 912-349-4902. kristi@ nonstopfitnesssav.com. nonstopfitnesssav. com. NonStop Fitness, 8511 Ferguson Ave. Pilates Classes Daily classes for all skill levels including beginners. Private and semi-private classes by appointment. Carol Daly-Wilder, certified instructor. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-238-0018. savannahpilates. com. pilatessavannah.com/. Momentum Pilates Studio, 8413 Rerguson Ave. Pregnancy Yoga Ongoing series of 6-week classes. Thursdays. A mindful approach to pregnancy, labor and delivery. Instructor Ann Carroll. $120. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-704-7650. ann@aikyayoga. com. savannahyoga.com/. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. Pregnancy Yoga Classes Pregnancy is a transitional time when many physical and emotional changes take place. Pregnancy Yoga is about honoring these changes in ourselves, our body and our baby. Yoga strengthens the rapidly changing body and increases the ability to relax, and helps to prepare for a more mindful approach to the challenges of pregnancy, labor, delivery, and motherhood. Pregnancy Yoga classes are offered as a 6 week session on Thursday evenings from 6pm – 7:15 pm. The class is suitable for all stages of pregnancy and no prior yoga experience is necessary. $120 - six week session Thursdays. 912-704-7650. ann@ douladeliveries.com. douladeliveries. com. savannahyoga.com/. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. Qigong Simple meditation in motion. Done standing. Tuesday evening @ St. Thomas Episcopal, Isle of Hope. 5.45pm. Balance, Breath, Calm. Taught by Tricia Richardson. 658-5592. Tuesdays. St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2 St. Thomas Ave. Qigong Classes 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 ongoing.

qigongtim.com/. Renagade Workout Free fitness workout, every Saturday, 9:00 am at Lake Mayer Park. For women only. Offered by The Fit Lab. Information: 912376-0219 ongoing. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. Richmond Hill Roadies Running Club A chartered running club of the Road Runners Association of America. Monthly training sessions and seminars. Weekly runs. Kathy Ackerman, 912-756-5865, or Billy Tomlinson, 912-596-5965. ongoing. Rock’n Body Fitness Bootcamp Ultimate outdoor power workout! Group physical training program conducted by former military personnel. Build strength and fitness through a variety of intense group intervals lasting approx. 45 minutes. First Class FREE MondaysFridays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 912-675-0952. rocknbodyfitnessbootcamp@gmail.com. rocknbodyfitnessbootcamp.com. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. Ladies Day at Savannah Climbing Coop Wednesdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Climbing Coop 302 W Victory Dr, Savannah Every Wednesday women climb for half price, $5. See website for info. ongoing. 912495-8010. savannahclimbingcoop.com. 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. ongoing. savannahdiscgolf@gmail.com. savannahdiscgolf.com. Savannah Striders Running and Walking Club With a one-year, $35 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. ongoing. savystrider.com. SIZZLE- Dance Cardio The hottest cardio class to keep or get you in shape for summer. Sizzle is designed

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to give you cardio, strengthening, and stretch training that you need for that bikini body. Enroll now and get the first class free. $10.00 or $80 for 10 classes Tuesdays, Fridays, 10 a.m. 912.312.3549. salondebaile.dance@gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Somatic Movement Improvisation This class is for everyone who moves! Improve your dynamic alignment, breath, grounding, and the ability to access fluid movement. You will improve in all your movement activities, while awakening more fully within your own life as an embodied experience. Led by international

teacher Janet Kaylo. Wear light, loose fitting clothes suitable for dance or yoga. No experience necessary. $15 drop-in Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. 912-2004809. info@savannahyogabarre.com. savannahyogabarre.com. 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 ongoing. 586-822-1021. facebook.com/turbokicksavannah. Yoga for Cancer Patients and Survivors Free for cancer patients and survivors. The

classes help with flexibility and balance while also providing relaxation. Located at FitnessOne, on the third floor of the Memorial Outpatient and Wellness Center. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 12:45 p.m. 912-350-9031. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Zumba Fitness Isn’t lifting weights and running on the treadmill boring? Come join Sheena’s Zumba Fitness class and have fun while burning calories! The class regularly has 75+ participants that know that Sheena is the best Zumba instructor in Savannah! So show up early and see you soon! Free with YMCA membership Tuesdays,

Free Will Astrology ARIES (March 21-April 19)

“The past lives on in art and memory,” writes author Margaret Drabble, “but it is not static: it shifts and changes as the present throws its shadow backwards.” That’s a fertile thought for you to meditate on during the coming weeks, Aries. Why? Because your history will be in a state of dramatic fermentation. The old days and the old ways will be mutating every which way. I hope you will be motivated, as a result, to rework the story of your life with flair and verve.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

“Critics of text-messaging are wrong to think it’s a regressive form of communication,” writes poet Lily Akerman. “It demands so much concision, subtlety, psychological art -- in fact, it’s more like pulling puppet strings than writing.” I bring this thought to your attention, Taurus, because in my opinion the coming weeks will be an excellent time for you to apply the metaphor of text-messaging to pretty much everything you do. You will create interesting ripples of success as you practice the crafts of concision, subtlety, and psychological art.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

During my careers as a writer and musician, many “experts” have advised me not to be so damn faithful to my muse. Having artistic integrity is a foolish indulgence that would ensure my eternal poverty, they have warned. If I want to be successful, I’ve got to sell out; I must water down my unique message and pay homage to the generic formulas favored by celebrity artists. Luckily for me, I have ignored the experts. As a result, my soul has thrived and I eventually earned enough money from my art to avoid starvation. But does my path apply to you? Maybe; maybe not. What if, in your case, it would be better to sell out a little and be, say, just 75 percent faithful to your muse? The next 12 months will be an excellent time for you to figure this out once and for all.

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My meditations have generated six metaphorical scenarios that will symbolize the contours of your life story during the next 15 months: 1. a claustrophobic tunnel that leads to a sparkling spa; 2. a 19th-century Victorian vase filled with 13 fresh wild orchids; 3. an immigrant who, after tenacious effort, receives a green card from her new home country; 4. an eleven-year-old child capably playing a 315-year-old Stradivarius violin; 5. a menopausal empty-nester who falls in love with the work of an ecstatic poet; 6. a humble seeker who works hard to get the help necessary to defeat an old curse.

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

Joan Wasser is a Leo singer-songwriter who is known by her stage name Joan As Police Woman. In her song “The Magic,” she repeats one of the lyric lines fourteen times: “I’m looking for the magic.” For two reasons, I propose that we make that your mantra in the coming weeks. First, practical business-as-usual will not provide the uncanny transformative power you need. Nor will rational analysis or habitual formulas. You will have to conjure, dig up, or track down some real magic. My second reason for suggesting “I’m looking for the magic” as your mantra is this: You’re not yet ripe enough to secure the magic, but you can become ripe enough by being dogged in your pursuit of it.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Renowned martial artist Bruce Lee described the opponent he was most wary of: “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” In my astrological opinion, you should regard that as one of your keystone principles during the next 12 months. Your power and glory will come from honing one specific skill, not experimenting restlessly with many different skills. And the coming weeks will be en excellent time to set your intention.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

To celebrate my birthday, I’m taking time off from dreaming up original thoughts and creative spurs. For this horoscope, I’m borrowing some of the BOLD Laws of author Dianna Kokoszka. They are in sweet alignment with your astrological omens for the next 13 months. Take it away, Dianna. 1. Focus on the solution, not the problem. 2. Complaining is a garbage magnet. 3. What you focus on expands. 4. Do what you have always done, and you will get what you have always gotten. 5. Don’t compare your insides to other people’s outsides. 6. Success is simple, but not easy. 7. Don’t listen to your drunk monkey. 8. Clarity is power. 9. Don’t mistake movement for achievement. 10. Spontaneity is a conditioned reflex. 11. People will grow into the conversations you create around them. 12. How you participate here is how you participate everywhere. 13. Live your life by design, not by default.

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No pressure, no diamond. No grit, no pearl. No cocoon, no butterfly. All these clichés will be featured themes for you during the next 12 months. But I hope you will also come up with fresher ways to think about the power and value that can be generated by tough assignments. If you face your exotic dilemmas and unprecedented riddles armed with nothing more than your culture’s platitudes, you won’t be able to tap into the untamed creativity necessary to turn problems into opportunities. Here’s an example

of the kind of original thinking you’ll thrive on: The more the growing chamomile plant is trodden upon, the faster it grows.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

The royal courts of Renaissance England often employed professional fools whose job it was to speak raw or controversial truths with comedic effect. According to the Royal Shakespeare Company, Queen Elizabeth once castigated her fool for being “insufficiently severe with her.” The modern-day ombudsman has some similarities to the fool’s function. He or she is hired by an organization to investigate complaints lodged by the public against the organization. Now would be an excellent time for you to have a fool or ombudsman in your own sphere, Sagittarius. You’ve got a lot of good inklings, but some of them need to be edited, critiqued, or perhaps even satirized.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Capricorn journalist Katie Couric is a best-selling author who has interviewed five American presidents and had prominent jobs at three major TV networks. What’s her secret to success? She has testified that her goal is to be as ingratiating and charming as she can be without causing herself to throw up. I don’t often recommend this strategy for you, but I do now. The coming weeks will be prime time for you to expand your web of connections and energize your relationships with existing allies by being almost too nice. To get what you want, use politeness as your secret weapon.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

“The water cannot talk without the rocks,” says aphorist James Richardson. Does that sound like a metaphor you’d like to celebrate in the coming weeks? I hope so. From what I can tell, you will be like a clean, clear stream rippling over a rocky patch of river bed. The not-really-allthat-bad news is that your flow may feel erratic and jerky. The really good news is that you will be inspired to speak freely, articulately, and with creative zing.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

Every now and then you may benefit from being a bit juvenile, even childlike. You can release your dormant creativity by losing your adult composure and indulging in free-form play. In my astrological opinion, this is one of those phases for you. It’s high time to lose your cool in the best possible ways. You have a duty to explore the frontiers of spontaneity and indulge in I-don’t-give-acluck exuberance. For the sake of your peace-of-soul and your physical health, you need to wriggle free of at least some of your grown-up responsibilities so you can romp and cavort and frolic.


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University Police building on campus. Open to the public 24 hours/day, year round. Confidential. All items collected are destroyed by the Drug Enforcement Administration. ongoing. 912-344-3333. armstrong.edu. about.armstrong.edu/Maps/ index.html. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Basic Breastfeeding Class This two-hour session is designed to educate and support the mother planning to breastfeed. Topics include information on preparing to breastfeed, basic breastfeeding concepts, nutrition, and a discussion of common concerns. Issues such as family support for the breastfeeding mother, the father’s role in feeding, and how to breastfeed and continue to work are also covered. Your support person is encouraged to attend. The cost is $20 per couple. The class fills quickly so register early. If you have questions, please call 912-350-BORN (2676). Tue., June 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Blood Pressure Screenings St. Joseph’s/Candler’s SmartSenior offers blood pressure screenings on every Monday from 10 AM to Noon in the SmartSenior office, #8 Medical Arts on 836 E. 65th Street. No appointment is necessary; the screenings are free and open to the public. For more information, call (912) 352-4405. ongoing. St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Arts Building, 836 E. 65th St. Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association The Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association will meet at 10:30 am at the Lewis Cancer Pavilion, 2nd floor, room 203, 225 Candler Drive on the Candler Hospital campus in Savannah. Polio survivors and guests are invited. For information call 912927-8332. fourth Saturday of every month, 10:30 a.m. and Sat., June 25, 10:30 a.m. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. Free Hearing and Speech Screening Hearing: Thursdays, 9am-11am. Speech: First Thursdays. Call or see website for times. ongoing. 912-3554601. savannahspeechandhearing.org. savannahspeechandhearing.org/. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. Free Hearing Screenings The Savannah Speech and Hearing Center offers free hearing screenings every Thursday from 9-11 a.m. Children ages three years old to adults of all ages are screened on a first-come, first-serve basis by a trained audiology assistant. If necessary, a full audiological evaluation will be recommended. Free and open to the public Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. 912355-4601. speechandhearingsav.org. savannahspeechandhearing.org/. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. Free HIV Testing at Chatham County Health Dept. Free walk-in HIV testing. 8am-4pm Mon.-Fri. No appointment needed. Test results in 20 minutes. Follow-up visit and counseling will be set up for anyone testing positive. Call for info. ongoing. 912-644-5217. Chatham County Health Dept., 1395 Eisenhower Dr.

Health Care for Uninsured People Open for primary care for uninsured residents of Chatham County. Mon.Fri., 8:30am-3:30pm. Call for info or appointment. ongoing. 912-443-9409. St. Joseph’s/Candler--St. Mary’s Health Center, 1302 Drayton St. Hypnosis, Guided Imagery and Relaxation Therapy Helps everyday ordinary people with everyday ordinary problems: smoking, weight loss, phobias, fears, ptsd, life coaching. Caring, qualified professional help. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-927-3432. savannahypnosis.com. Know Your Water What everyone ought to know about our drinking water (bottled, tap, distilled, reverse osmosis, filtered, alkaline and spring.) Are you paying thousands of money for water that is making you sick? Find out what water is best for your body. FREE Tuesdays, 7-8:15 p.m. 703-989-6995. oggisavannah@gmail. com. Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Suite B. La Leche League of Savannah A breast feeding support group for new/ expectant monthers. Meeting/gathering first Thursdays, 10am. Call or see website for location and other info. ongoing. 912-8979544. lllusa.org/web/savannahga.html. Living Smart Fitness Club An exercise program encouraging healthy lifestyle changes. Mon. & Wed. 6pm-7:15pm Hip Hop low impact aerobics at Delaware Center. Tues. 5:30-7:00 Zumba at St. Joseph’s Candler African American Resource Center. (Program sponsors.) ongoing. 912-447-6605. National HIV Testing Day Confidential free testing--no blood or needle required. Results in 20 minutes. Free food, music, and prizes. Free Mon., June 27, 3-7 p.m. Mercy Housing: Savannah Gardens Courtyard, 515 Pennsylvania Avenue. Planned Parenthood Hotline First Line is a statewide hotline for women seeking information on health services. Open 7pm-11pm nightly. ongoing. 800-2647154. Prepared Childbirth Class This course gives an overview of reproductive anatomy and physiology and explains the process of labor and delivery in simple, easy-to-understand terms. The four-week course includes a tour of the

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Biff The Stiff messages as I’d expected. It’s not that they weren’t appreciative; they just weren’t emotionally up to speed with his humor. Even when they agreed that the message sounded like something BIFF is taunting me. he would say, their responses felt as if we “Stop hitting yourself. Stop hitting were watching the same sitcom on two yourself. Stop hitting yourself.” different television sets, with theirs being We are in my car, waiting at the interon a seven second broadcast delay. section of Derenne and Bull streets. I couldn’t understand the disconnect: “Stop hitting yourself. Stop hitting If two people who hated each other in life yourself. Stop hitting yourself.” could forge a friendship in death, then He’s chanting like an annoying older how could those who knew and loved him brother. not feel the steady stream of love and pure “Stop hitting yourself. Stop hitting positive energy that he was sending back? yourself. Stop hitting yourself.” The answer became clearer when I refuse to comply. someone mentioned Biff had tried to STOP HITTING YOURSELF!” His words pelt my face, like a handful make people laugh, even in those final days in hospice when unable to speak. of cat liter thrown at100 miles per hour. That’s when I realized that those who I rap my knuckles maniacally about my were closest to him are not only suffering noggin just to shut him up. his absence; they’re grieving his physiThe driver in the next car makes eye concerned contact as I give myself a noo- cal transition from the person they knew gie. He can’t see my dead friend Biff…just and loved into what appeared to be the shadow of his former self. the crazy woman who appears to be in But appearances can be deceiving. As the throes of a nervous breakdown. such, I’ll do my best to explain what Biff My only recourse is to wave a friendly has communicated to me about his death hello. transition experience. Biff is ecstatic. He loves playing Even as Biff’s body became immobi“Humiliate the Psychic” and is thrilled lized, his spirit was elevated. He wasn’t to have found such a rube participant. suffering, but in awe, wishing he could In high school we hated each other. He considered me his best friend’s slutty communicate the joy of being enveloped girl crush and I dismissed him as the jerk in love and light. That very sensation capwho laughed at everyone else’s expense. tured in Steve Jobs’ legendary last words, Since his passing, Biff has shown me that “Oh wow. Oh wow. oh wow.” As his the essence of his physical being laughter was the way he expressed his diminished, his conscious expanded. Biff affection for others; that he was always reveled in seeing, hearing and feeling the the biggest butt of his own joke. thoughts of not just his loved ones, but Biff passed from cancer just weeks everyone around him. As they watched before our 20th high school reunion, him slip away, he was feeling closer to marking the occasion bittersweet. Nevthem than he ever could have when he ertheless, he insisted that he would be was in his physical body. there, wearing hot pink finger nail polBiff’s conscious didn’t end when he ish and matching lipstick—conveying an image of Bugs Bunny dressed as Carmen left this world. It expanded beyond the walls, out into the Ether where he merged Miranda in drag to illustrate his point. with All That Is. To know this intellectuBack in Savannah, I was unable to ally is one thing. To be present with it in attend, but relayed Biff’s message to a mutual friend, who later confirmed that the midst of your grief is something else entirely. And so we share these insights in Biff’s pal Velma had shown up wearing fucshia lipstick and matching nail polish hopes they will resonate as true, though for no particular reason, other than that they might not entirely make sense. As someone who loves to end even the fact that she was “tired of feeling like most serious note with a laugh, Biff would such a mom.” like to take credit for having chosen the This past week, while I was visitawesomely bad title of this week’s coling Minnesota, a group of Biff’s friends umn, embracing yet another opportunity booked me to do psychic readings at to embarrass me. their party. It was an honor and a plea“High five,” he adds in his best Borat sure to share Biff’s messages of love and voice, hoping that his loved ones will get laughter, but I was surprised when peothe joke. ple didn’t seem as excited to receive his By Your Pal Erin

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labor and delivery unit. This class is popular, so please register early $75 per couple Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 912-350-2676. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. The Savannah 7-Day Diabetes Repair If you are ready to take control of your life and health, call today, enroll in this fun but intensive seven week program to heal your body of diabetes. You will learn how changing can heal. You can reverse diabetes by following a new protocol, even if you have been diabetic for years. Includes over a year of follow-up support. $450 Thursdays, Saturdays. 912-598-8457. jeff@heartbeatsforlife-ga.org. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St.

LGBT

First City Network Georgia’s oldest LGBT organization (founded in 1985), is a local non-profit community service organization whose mission is to share resources of health care, counseling, education, advocacy and mutual support in the Coastal Empire. Members and guests enjoy many special events throughout the year, including First Saturday Socials held the first Saturday of each month at 7pm. Mondays. 912-236-CITY. firstcitynetwork. org. Gay AA Meeting True Colors Group of Alcoholics Anonymous, a gay and lesbian AA meeting that welcomes all alcoholics, meets Thursdays and Sundays, 7:30pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 311 E. Harris, 2nd floor. New location effective 11/2012. ongoing. Georgia Equality Savannah Local chapter of Georgia’s largest gay rights group. 104 W. 38th St. 912-547-6263. ongoing. Savannah Pride, Inc. Organizes the annual Savannah Pride Festival and helps promote the well-being of the LGBTQI community in the South. Mission: unity through diversity and social awareness. Second Tuesday/month. PO Box 6044, Savannah, GA 31414. 501c nonprofit. ongoing. info@savannahpride.com. savannahpride.com. Stand Out Youth A gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth organization. Meets every Friday at 7pm. Call, email or see website for info. Fridays, 7-9 p.m. 912-288-1034. info@standoutyouth.org. standoutyouth. org. Vineyard Church Office, 1020 Abercorn Street. What Makes a Family A children’s therapy group for children of GLBT parents. Ages 10 to 18. Meets twice a month. Call for info. . 912-352-2611.

Religious & Spiritual

JUNE 22-28, 2016

12-Step Recovery Eucharist/Holy Communion 12-Step Recovery Eucharist/Holy Communion is offered at 8:00AM every fourth Friday of the month at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 34th St & Abercorn, Savannah. Everyone is welcome. fourth Saturday of every month, 8 a.m. 91246 925-4609. alan.phyllis@att.net. St. Paul’s

Episcopal Church, 34th & Abercorn Sts. 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) ongoing. 912-663-8728. jeanneseaver@aol.com. capitolcom.org/ georgia. Buddhist Meditation All ages, lineages, and newcomers welcome. Our schedule is: Tuesdays 6-7:30 PM- for 30 minutes mediation followed by study group, $10. Wednesdays 6-7:30 PM- one hour of gentle yoga followed by 30 minutes of guided meditation, $15. Sundays 9-10:30 AM- Mediation, dharma talk and tea, $10. Reiki healing is offered by appointment. Text Rev. Cindy Beach at (912) 429-7265 for more info or visit savannahzencenter.com or find us on Facebook. Located atLocated at 640 E 40th St and Reynolds. $10-$15 ongoing. The Savannah Zen Center, 640 E. 40th St. 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. ongoing. familylife@ diosav.org. diosav.org/familylife-singles. Gratitude Circle in the Squares Join Joanne Morton and others on Wednesdays at noon in Thomas Square Neighborhood, the park next to the Bull Street Library. Weekly gathering of positive energy. All are welcome. Free hugs. Wednesdays, 12-12:30 p.m. 917-676-4280. facebook.com/savannahgratitude. liveoakpl. org. Bull Street Library, 2002 Bull St. 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. ongoing. vineyardsavannah.org. Maritime Bethel “Sundays on Thursdays” worship at the Fellowship Assembly. Plenty of parking for large trucks. Free Thursdays. 912-220-2976. The Fellowship Assembly of God Church, 5224 Augusta Road. A New Church in the City, For the City Gather on Sundays at 10:30am. Like the Facebook page “Savannah Church Plant.” ongoing. Bryson Hall, 5 E. Perry St. New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Courses are now being offered at the new Savannah Extension of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Full course loads for both Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees will be offered. Apply now at www.nobts. edu to start classes this winter. ongoing. 912-232-1033. revwasson@gmail.com. Savannah Baptist Center, 704 Wheaton Street. Psychic Medium Your Pal, Erin Ready to reconnect you with your loved ones who’ve passed and your own inner knowing? I’m here to help. Let’s all work together to create the amazing new life you truly desire, releasing old situations that

no longer serve you. Readings available in person and by phone. 60 minutes, $65. Group readings of 5 or more, $30 per person for 20 minutes. Get your personalized, 45 minute prerecorded “Tuesday Tune-Up” emailed to your inbox for just $45. Visit www.yourpalerin.com for more information or contact psychicyourpalerin@gmail.com today. ongoing. Online only, none. 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. ongoing. 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. ongoing. 636-2331772. savannahquakers@gmail.com. trinitychurch1848.org/. 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 ongoing, 7 p.m. 440-371-5209. Sweet Water Spa, 148 Abercorn Street. Service of Compline Enter the stillness of another age. Gregorian Chant sung by candlelight at 9:00-9:30 p.m. every Sunday night by the Complne Choir of Christ Church Anglican. Come, say good nigh to God. All are welcome. ongoing. Christ Church Anglican, 37th and Bull. 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.” ongoing. Sundays on Thursdays Worship Service Thursdays. 912-826-0206. maritimebethelatsavannah.org. The Fellowship Assembly of God Church, 5224 Augusta Road. 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 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. Sundays, 10 a.m. tapestrysavannah.com. ymcaofcoastalga.org/. YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St. Theology on Tap Meets on the third Monday, 8:30pm-10:30pm. Like the Facebook page:

Theology on Tap Downtown Savannah. ongoing. distillerysavannah.com. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah Liberal religious community where people with different beliefs gather as one faith. Sundays, 11am. Email, call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-234-0980. admin@uusavannah.org. uusavannah. org. uusavannah.org. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 311 Harris St. Unity Church of Savannah Everyone is welcome. Unity of Savannah is not concerned with where people come from, what they look like, or whom they love – Unity is just glad that each person is here. Sunday 9:15am meditative service and 11:00am celebratory service show what the New Thought Movement is all about. Children’s church 11am service. Unity loves all people, just as they are. Sundays. 912-355-4704. unityofsavannah. org. unityofsavannah.org/. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd.

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Film: A Place in the Sun George Stevens’ classic masterpiece illuminates Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor to such glorious heights in this adaptation of Theodore Dreiser’s classic novel of the same name. A poor boy (Clift) gets a job working for his rich uncle and ends up falling in love with two women. Followed by a post show Q&A with the audience. Fri., June 24, 7 p.m. www2.scad. edu/venues/trustees/. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: Danger!! Death Ray A few months back, the PFS had planned to show this howler of an action flick, but it had to be canceled due to technical problems. This is the rescheduled make-up date for the notoriously lame secret agent movie clearly designed to tailgate on the James Bond craze of the mid-1960s. $6 Wed., June 22, 8 p.m. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Film: Jailhouse Rock Vince Everett is convicted of manslaughter after being drawn into a bar fight while trying to defend a woman. In prison, Everett finds salvation when his cellmate, a country singer named Hunk Houghton, hears him sing and pegs him as a future star. $9 Fri., June 24, 8 p.m. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Film: Viva Las Vegas All musically gifted race-driver Lucky Jackson wants in Las Vegas is to score enough money for a new car motor so he can win the Grand Prix. When he encounters sexy swimming instructor Rusty, he considers staying around longer. $9 Sat., June 25, 8 p.m. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Film: Zootopia This 2016 3D computer-animated buddy cop comedy adventure film, produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, became an instant hit and promises to be enjoyable for all ages. Doors open 30 minutes before each showy. $7 Adults, $5 Children 12 and Under Thu., June 23, 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. 912-4724790. i


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