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Volume 5, No. 31, April 26, 2006 On the Cover: Pam Tillis

News Cover Story


A chat with Pam Tillis

Jane Fishman


The case for Hillary



Readers have their say

Community 11

Cover Story 6

M:I:3 screening helps 200 Club

City Notebook 13 News bits from around town Earthweek 14 This week on your planet Blotter 15

From SPD reports

News of the Weird 16 Strange but true

Culture HoTHo Art Patrol 17 Exhibits & openings

Community 11

Connect Recommends 21 Concerts of the week Music Menu 22 Local gigs a la carte Good Show, Will Travel 23 Regional concert listing Soundboard 24 Who’s playing and where around town

City Notebook 13

Film Now Showing 26 All the flicks that fit

The 411 Week at a Glance

5 Our best bets for cool stuff to do

Weather 14 News from the sky Happenings 29 All the stuff, all the time

Art Patrol 17

Free Will Astrology 31 Rob Breszny’s look at your stars

Classifieds Sudoku Puzzle 38 It’s all the rage Crossword Puzzle 39 Mental fun Classifieds 41 They call it “junk,” you call it “couch”

Music Interview 19

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Vibes Music Interview 19 They Might Be Giants

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Wed., April 26 Screening of Chernobyl Heart What: This stark and moving film is the 2004 Oscar winner for Best Short Documentary. It is being shown in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear power disaster in the former Soviet Union. Filmmaker Maryann De Leo took her camera to Ground Zero 16 years after the tragedy, and followed the devastating trail radiation leaves behind in hospitals, orphanages, mental asylums and evacuated villages. A short presentation on nuclear power expansion in the region will be given by Sara Barczak, Safe Energy Director with the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. When: April 26 at 7:30 p.m. Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: Free. Call: 232-4447 or

Waet ea k Glance compiled by Linda Sickler

Tybee Theater Cafe Opens Fully Committed What: Maureen Yasko plays 40 roles in this onewoman play about one of the most powerful people in New York City -- the reservations desk manager for Manhattan’s number one restaurant and the many people who try to curry her favor. When: April 27-30 and May 4-7 and 11-14. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 6 p.m. on Sunday. The doors open 90 minutes before the show for food and drink. Where: Tybee Theater Cafe on U.S. 80 at Jones Avenue. Cost: $20 for the performance. Menu items are separate. Call: 786-6384 or visit Reservations are required.

GSU Percussion Ensemble in Concert What: The Georgia Southern University Percussion Ensemble will perform. When: April 27 at 8 p.m. Where: GSU Performing Arts Center in Statesboro. Cost: Free. Call: 681-5396.

Spring Fiesta What: Mexican foods will be served and the Bluffton Mexican Folk Dancers will perform. When: April 30 at 1:30 p.m. Where: Magnolia Manor on the Coast in Richmond Hill. Cost: Free and open to the public. Call: Julie Gartside at 756-4300.

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ows by Ward, Spencer, Por ter, Rad

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What: Temporary chalk masterpieces will be created on the sidewalks of Forsyth Park. Live music performances will be presented and food from local restaurants will be available. When: Saturday, April 29 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: Forsyth Park. Cost: Free. Info:

Fri, April 28

What: Savannah Winds presents this annual concert. When: April 30 at 3 p.m. Where: Armstrong Atlantic State University Fine Arts Auditorium. Cost: $10. Call: 927-5381 weekdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

GSU Symphony Pops Concert What: The Georgia Southern University Symphony will perfor cinematic selections in this outdoor concert. Free popcorn and soft drinks will be available and a raffle will be held for the chance to win a flat screen TV. When: April 30 at 7 p.m. Where: GSU’s Sweetheart Circle in Statesboro. Cost: Free. Call: 681-5396.

AASU Live Music Concert Series What: A performance by the Armstrong Atlantic State University Jazz Ensemble. When: April 28 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Armstrong Atlantic State University Fine Arts Auditorium. Cost: $5. Call: 927-5381 weekdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sat., April 29 Turtle Trot & Celebration What: The event begins with a 5K race on Tybee Beach. Fun and educational activities will be offered throughout the day to benefit the Tybee Island Sea Turtle Project. A highlight will be the release of a rehabilitated loggerhead sea turtle by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources around 1 p.m. When: April 29 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Tybee Island Marine Science Center, 1510 Strand on Tybee Island. Call: 786-5917 or

National Historic Preservation Month HGTV Street Fair What: The one-day block party will will feature main stage entertainment, prizes, demonstrations and hands-on activities for adults, kids and families, while highlighting preservation efforts on Lincoln Street. Historic Savannah Foundation will host a House Hop featuring various Lincoln Street properties from 1-3 p.m., with free tickets available at the fair. When: April 29 from noon to 5 p.m. Where: Lincoln and 33rd streets in the Thomas Square Street Car Historic District. Cost: Free.

Savannah Sinfonietta & Chamber Players What: Program includes string quartet works by Beethoven, Dvorak, Gerschwin, Mozart and Villa-Lobos. Guest soloist Heidi Bindhammer. When: April 29 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Trinity United Methodist Church on Telfair Square.

Tues., May 2 The Dollars and Sense of Preserving Community Character What: Preservationist and author Ed McMahon speaks about the value of sustainable development, with specific examples relating to Savannah. When: May 2 at 7 p.m. Where: DeSoto Hilton Savannah ballroom.

Wed., May 3 Panel Discussion & Screening of KilowattOurs What: A panel discussion on local energy concerns will be held. Panelists are Peter Krull of Krull & Company, Tommy Linstroth of Melaver, Inc., Judy Jennings of the Sierra Club and Sara Barczak of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. Discussion followed by the screening of a short film that highlights how individuals can support clean energy and become more energy efficient. When: May 3 at 7:30 p.m. Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: Free. Call: 232-4447 or ◗

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What: The Savannah College of Art and Design media and performing arts department presents this musical about the heartbreak and jubilation along New York’s “Great White Way.” When: April 27-29 at 8 p.m. and April 30 at 3 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre. Cost: $10 general admission, $5 for seniors and students with valid ID and free with SCAD ID. Call: 525-5050.

What: A display of vintage cars plus oldtime music by the Glow in the Dark String Band will commemorate the 75th anniversary of Wormsloe becoming a state historic site. When: April 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Wormsloe Historic Site. Cost: $4 adults, $3.50 seniors and $2.50 children.

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AASU Masquers Continue The Importance of Being Earnest

SCAD Continues A Chorus Line


Sun.,April 30

Thur , April 27 What: Oscar Wllde’s play is a classic case of deceit and mistaken identity, and is his greatest comedy. When: April 27-30 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Armstrong Atlantic State University’s Jenkins Theater. Cost: $8. Call: 927-5381 weekdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Anniversary Celebration at Wormsloe Historic Site

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Cover Story


by Jim Reed I caught up with the charming singer by phone at her home in Tennessee, as she packed her bags and prepared to board the bus for a series of dates that will find her playing our own Lucas Theatre (I could hear her repeatedly zap her morning coffee in the microwave as we conversed). We spoke candidly about the travails of being a hardworking woman in a man’s industry, her growing interest in alternative rock, and her longstanding love of gardening.

Pam Tillis proves it’s all relative

Connect Savannah: Tell me a bit about your early days in the country music business. Did you spend a great deal of time on the road with your father? Was that your introduction to the industry, or did you avoid getting involved with the music business till you were older? Pam Tillis: Well, it wasn’t that I avoided it, but he toured so hard and heavy that it wasn’t a great place for kids to be, if you know what I mean. And, don’t forget that it was a different era, too. Back then, the guys were the breadwinners and went out into the world, while the mommy stayed at home and held down the fort. We actually had a really normal upbringing in suburban Nashville while he was out being the road warrior. He’d take us out in the Summer, or when he did the local television shows like the (Grand Ole) Opry or Dolly Parton’s show. He’d try and have us accompany him to those, so he made sure we were definitely exposed to the business.

Country music superstar brings a preview of her upcoming album to the Lucas Theatre IF ONE WERE TO TRY AND COUNT the number of famous recording artists whose offspring have achieved some measure of the acclaim and success that they themselves have enjoyed, one would likely wind up with a relatively short list. By and large, most “children of the stars” wind up with plenty of connections, and a big leg up in a notoriously fickle and nepotistic industry, but only a modicum of raw talent. As if that weren’t enough, the fact that they’re directly related to an iconic figure means that whether they’d care to admit it or not, there’s a tremendous amount of baggage that’s attached to their last name (or unmistakable cheekbones, whichever the case may be). That baggage may take the form of a mountain of neuroses that fuels their zealous desire to make their own mark on the house that mom (or dad) built – or, it can manifest itself as a legion of their parent’s fans, all expecting more of the same from Li’l Tiny Junior. And if Junior simply isn’t capable (or willing) to put forth what this ready-made fanbase assumes he (or she) has in ‘em, they’ll be relegated to the cut-out bins faster than you can say “Julian Lennon’s Second Album.” There are notable exceptions to this rule, for sure. For example, Bob Dylan’s son Jakob has sold millions of records with his band The Wallflowers, and – despite the fact that he shares his brooding eyes and Semitic smolder with his über-famous dad – Jakob’s music sounds much more like a cross between Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Costello than anything he might have picked up at home. Still, for every Jakob Dylan, Liza Minnelli or Rufus Wainwright, there’s at least a dozen ne’er do-wells, like Dino Martin, Desi Arnaz, Jr., or Donovan Leitch. In the world of country music, it’s much the same way – although some might argue the batting average is a bit better. You’ve got Hank Williams, Jr. and his son Hank III. You’ve got Billy Joe Walker, Jr.. You’ve got Rosanne Cash and Carlene Carter. You’ve got the Judds, sort of. And then there’s Pam. Tillis that is. Since she first hit the charts in 1990 (her actual debut album was released in 1984), she’s placed fourteen songs in the Top Five (including six that made it all the way to the Number One spot), and she’s sold in excess

Connect Savannah: Did you ever get to hang out with him on the set of the Cannonball Run movies? of five million records. She’s had her original tunes covered by folks as diverse as Juice Newton, Conway Twitty, Martina McBride and Chaka Khan – and was one of the first women in Nashville to take the reins in the studio and produce her own material. Oh, and her dad is Mel Tillis. Growing up in the shadow of one of country music’s greatest living tunesmiths (he was named Songwriter of The Decade by BMI not once, but twice) and vocalists instilled in Pam a dedication to create work of lasting impact, and that’s just what she’s done. She’s been rewarded for that dedication with a handful of major industry accolades (including three Country Music Association CMA awards – including 1994’s Female Vocalist of The Year, two Grammys, and an International Bluegrass Music Association award). She starred on Broadway in the musical Smokey Joe’s Café (and was the first established female C & W star to grace the New York stage), and was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2000. Her most recent album was a tribute to the music of her father, entitled It’s All Relative, which was named one of the top five albums of 2002 by many major critics. With a recently-released concert DVD receiving high marks, and a back catalog of memorable radio hits to draw from (including such fan favorites as “Cleopatra, Queen of Denial,” “Let The Pony Run,” and “Shake The Sugar Tree”), Pam and her longtime road band have become a popular mainstay on the live circuit. Their energetic, crowd-pleasing shows often draw capacity crowds. With a new album nearing completion, and in the midst of an ongoing campaign to see her father inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, Pam Tillis is once more broadening her famously open-minded musical horizons. "I have always been able to find inspiration in my role models; legendary artists like Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, and of course, my father," she says. "But I am equally inspired by the fresh, young talent on the country and Americana sides of music." “I hang out at record stores a lot,” she says with a chuckle. “There's so much great music out there right now, it just feeds my soul.”

Pam Tillis: No. (laughs)

Connect Savannah: Is there one particular achievement that you’ve made in this business that you’re most proud of? Pam Tillis: Well... (laughs) If I was just jokin’ around, I’d probably name the typical things. Like, it’s cool that I won a Country Music Association award, and I’m a member of the Grand Ole Opry, and I’ve sold quite a few records. But I think when you stop and think about it, anytime you get to make a living and do what you love to do, and also take care of and support your son – I’m a single mom – I’m sure my daddy would say the same thing. He’d say all the rest is gravy, and to make sure I have fun doin’ it! I’ve met a lot of nice people through makin’ a life in music. In the end, people may remember some of the songs, but they won’t remember how high "Sugar Tree" made it up the charts, or how many shows I played in some given year. You know what I mean? That’s really not important. I think too, that when it comes to your achievements, you might not really understand what it was exactly that you really did accomplish till after you’re gone. If you’ve influenced some younger artists and inspired them and been comforting to people in the world, then that’s really what matters. A lot of people have shared with me that my songs meant so much to them at a certain difficult time in their lives. I had one person tell me that a loved one of theirs was in a coma, and they would play my song "Land Of The Living," and it just helped them all get through, you know? All artists have stories like that. So, if you can participate in the healing power of music, Then that’s what it’s all about. I tell people you don’t have to be a big star of any sort to have that same kind of impact on your listeners.

Connect Savannah: You play well over 100 shows a year. Do you find it difficult to maintain that kind of a workload? Pam Tillis: In country music, touring like this is pretty much a way of life. We do it all the time. I’m sure I’d be lyin’ if I said no. (laughs) Sometimes your spirit is willing for commitments, but the flesh is weak.

7 It’ll catch up with you, and you’ll think you planned it better. For instance, we’re putting a new show together, and starting our touring year and starting a record all at about the same time. We didn’t plan it that way. We thought the record would already be done! It can stay somewhat hectic, but I tell myself I have nothing to complain about. Because, in truth, I couldn’t be any more fortunate. It’s hectic, but my goodness, all artists are happiest when the phones are ringing! (laughs) I’m thrilled people still allow me to do what I wanna do.

My heroes are Willie Nelson and Emmylou Harris, because they’ve continued to reintroduce themselves. And now my dad’s actually doin’ the coolest thing! He’s staying inspired by producing a new group. He’s been working with a guy who’s twenty-two years old. (laughs) Well, dad’s having so much fun that now he’s goin’ back in the studio to work on his own project! See, I don’t buy into that theory that you’re washed up after a few hits and a few years. If it’s good, people will latch onto it, Don’cha think?

Connect Savannah: You’ve been threatening to make a jazz album for some time and a project of that sort is looming on the horizon. But for right now, what’s the next record going to sound like?

Connect Savannah: Tell me what your Savannah audience can expect from this upcoming show in terms of your setlist. How long do your shows usually run, and what material do you normally include in your shows these days?

Connect Savannah: So, is there a particular musical group or artist you enjoy listening to that might really surprise your hardcore country fans? Pam Tillis: Hmmm. Lemme think about that, OK? I don’t know. I subscribe to a musical magazine called Paste. It’s a really good magazine. It has these little compilation discs that come with it, and they’re always filled with roots rock and alternative rock. I love that stuff. It sounds so fresh to me! Sometimes my disenchantment with Nashville comes from the fact that the records they make here can sound too calculated. So, I tend to like things best that sound “real” to me.

Connect Savannah: So, can you see yourself ever getting together with one of these alternative bands and making a raw, Americana album? Pam Tillis: I certainly wouldn’t hold that outside the realm of possibilities. Those kinds of collaborations are important. I heard one of these groups way down in one of those CDs, they were at number 14 or something. They were called Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, and they were from Canada. It was so hip! It was like Dave Edmunds meets Gram Parsons! I just loved it and it turns out that Colin Linden of that group lives right around the corner and we actually had lots of mutual friends! He called my producer and joked with him about having me sing on their album. Colin said he and his band had been talking about how cool it would be if I was up for something like that. So, one Sunday afternoon, I went down to the studio and just did it! That’s what keeps you going in this business - discovering cool new music that’s different and challenging.

Pam Tillis: Well, to tell you the truth, I’m not sure. But we’ll play as long as they’ll let us! (laughs) Some places have union considerations, and you just gotta get off the stage whether you want to or not! (laughs) In a nutshell, we just try to do our most requested songs. Our show includes some of the big hits and some of the album cuts, and a few fun covers just for grins. We’ll also be performing some of the new music that’ll eventually be out on our next album.

Connect Savannah: Have you settled on a name for the new record yet? Pam Tillis: We’ve had some pretty funny working titles, but we’ll have to wait and see. I’ve learned that it’s best to wait till a record is completely finished before you settle on a name for the whole thing.

Connect Savannah: Gardening is one of your favorite hobbies, and that the American Rose Society recently bred a variety of rose named after you. How did that come about? Are there other country music stars who are into gardening that we might not know about? Pam Tillis: I have to tell you a funny tale. Some people have hobbies that you’d never imagine. (laughs) I also like to go antiquing and interior decorating, because that’s a passion of mine. I hope Ronnie Dunn wouldn’t mind me saying that I run into him and his wife all the time out doing that. They both love that kind of thing. Marty Stuart, too. John Anderson, he grows roses as well. People have to have an outlet. Some other thing to help take their mind off the music business. It helps provide balance in your life. If I can just keep anything alive for most of the year, I’m doin’ good.◗

Pam Tillis and her band play The Lucas Theatre at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 6. Tickets are available at the Trustees Theatre, at, or by calling 525-5050.

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Pam Tillis: We’ve got an album that we’re about two weeks from finishing, and it’s straight-up country. People sometimes ask me, well what kind of music haven’t you done? When I was goin’ through my formative years, I experimented with all types of music. Now, make no mistake – I love country as much as anybody, but my dad’s the purist in the family.


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Where’s reality TV when you really need it? I THINK IT’S TIME to say it and say it strong: Hillary Clinton can win. When my smart cousin Melvin said this at lunch the other day I nearly choked on my Matzo. But I listened. And I’ve been thinking about it ever since. Like the big guy in California, Arnold Schwarzenegger (who at 6’-2� is not so big after all; he just has a big head), also with a famous spouse, Hillary is a rock star. And rock stars trump righteousness. Always. Like the Republicans before them -who had the nerve to get behind the n’er-do-well W., a man good party members to the right knew to be a far cry from his father and a move some of us thought was stupid to say the least (what did we know?) -- Democrats need to stop worrying about what everyone else will say and put out their best shot, not some suit from the Senate with good hair parted on the wrong side. They have the numbers. They just need to get them out to vote. The women’s issue is a wash. Israel, India, the U.K., Chile, Germany. None of them fell apart at the seams with a woman at the helm.

Neither did Iceland, Ireland, Finland, the Philippines or Latvia and Sri Lanka. So what’s the big deal? Only in this country, where women -and men -- are free to be and become who and what they wish is this a problem. How ironic. How idiotic. Hillary’s smart (now there’s an idea, a characteristic, for a president). She’s got the war chest. She’s got the guts. She’s got the moxie to win over the Republicans in New York state. She’s got one-name recognition value, a la Cher, Bono, Oprah. God knows, she’s already been vetted and re-vetted to death. No skeletons there. Just ask special prosecutor Kenneth Starr, who did everything he could to turn the couple’s world upside down for five years trying to pin something on the pair. She understands health care, one of the biggest problems we have. (Did you know Starbucks pays more for employee health care than it does for coffee beans?) And like Paula Wallace or George Steinbrenner, she never seems to stop thinking of what to do next. O.K. She’s not a great public speaker. She’s got that monotone, that wonkish plodding style. But who would sound








good after her husband? Even W managed to improve his speaking style. And those pastel-colored suits have got to go. Something a little bolder, please. Wait a minute. Forget the suits. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the biggest problem: Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not showing a great sense of humor. That has got to change. Attention speechwriters: Give her a little more self-deprecating wit. But yikes, woman, you might ask me: Where is all this Hillary boostingbusiness coming from? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s certainly not the series, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Commander in Chief,â&#x20AC;? which some people have called an all-out infomercial for a Hillary campaign. Despite the on-screen magnetism of Geena Davis (who competed in archery during the 1996 Olympics), the show is a real snoozer, a dud, a lemon. They didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t give us any wrinkles, anything to chew on. Just an evil Donald Sutherland and a perfect Mackenzie Allen. Like most television, the script is insulting. I stopped watching it long ago, long before it was switched to Thursday nights at 10. But if you said Josh Lyman or Martin Sheen or Allison Janney or anyone

else -- character name or not -- associated with â&#x20AC;&#x153;West Wingâ&#x20AC;? then you might be on to something. I mean, what do we have left to do on Sunday nights after May 14 when the series goes off the air? It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help that the whole thing is ending with a bang, not a whimper. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not even a Washington wonk. I never understood half of what they were talking about on â&#x20AC;&#x153;West Wing.â&#x20AC;? But it felt right. It felt ecumenical. It felt allencompassing. It felt hopeful. Even the Republican candidate for president, Arnie Vinick, played perfectly by Alan Alda, is a rounded character with decency and dignity. The timing of â&#x20AC;&#x153;West Wingâ&#x20AC;? -- it started in 1999, the beginning of the end for any leadership or integrity in this country -couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have been better for people like me who are grasping for straws, for something, for anything. Now the only bulls-eye Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m left with is renting the first two seasons of â&#x20AC;&#x153;West Wing.â&#x20AC;? Yep. Archery. That might be just the ticket for Hill. â&#x2014;&#x2014;

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MS WALK - SAVANNAH DATE: April 29, 2006 TIME: Registration - 9:00 am/ Walk 10:00 am LOCATION: Hesse Elementary Community Park DIRECTIONS: FROM THE ISLANDS & DOWNTOWN: Take Truman Parkway South until it ends. Exit right on Whitfield Ave. The school and park are on the right. FROM I-16: Exit on Montgomery St. (I-16 will dead end into Montgomery). Stay on Montgomery until it ends at a square. Turn right half way around the square and continue on Montgomery to Bay St. Turn right onto Bay. Stay on Bay until it merges into President St. Turn left onto Truman Pkwy. Take Truman Pkwy S. until it ends. Exit right on Whitfield Ave. The school and park will be on the right. FROM 516/DERENNE AVENUE: East on DeRenne until Waters Avenue. Turn right on Waters. Cross Montgomery Crossroads. The road name changes to Whitfield Avenue at Montgomery. The school and park will be on the left. FROM I-95: Exit on 204 toward Savannah. Stay on 204 til Montgomery Crossroad. Turn right onto Montgomery Crossroad and follow to Waters/Whitfield. Turn right onto Whitfield. The school and park are on the left.

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Monica Benderman writes

Editor, Regarding Jim Reed’s recent cover story, “Accelerando”, first let me thank you for your interest in classical music in our region. And also I commend Georgia Southern University for seeking to provide more performance opportunities for the students. However, I was deeply disappointed to see the myth that orchestras are closing down all over the country repeated in Connect Savannah for the second time in recent weeks. A few weeks ago you printed a letter I wrote in response to the interview with Andre Watts. That article contained the unsubstantiated claim that “Small-market symphonies, like Savannah’s, are folding all over the U.S.” Anyone familiar with the orchestra scene in this country knows that this is not true. Last fall Henry Fogel of the American Symphony Orchestra League gave a talk in Hilton Head. The ASOL consists of over 370 professional orchestras, and Mr. Fogel stated that in the last five years there have been nine bankruptcies, and out of those nine, five are back in operation. That leaves four out of 370 orchestras that have closed down and not reopened. A “downward spiral”? It hardly seems like it. The current article goes on to state that “All involved agree that the difficulties in financing a full-size orchestra have become almost insurmountable in this day and age. . .” What about those 370 orchestras in the ASOL? Right here in our region, we have many orchestras that are doing just fine. These include orchestras in Hilton Head, Jacksonville, Macon, Columbus, Charleston, Atlanta (including the main symphony, the opera orchestra, and several others), Augusta, Greenville, Columbia, Beaufort, Myrtle Beach, Brunswick, Valdosta, Chattanooga, Charlotte, and so on. If you have some statistics to back up the claim that it is impossible to finance an orchestra, or that orchestras are closing down all over the country, please share them with us. As a professional musician in touch with many people in the industry around the country, it appears that the opposite is true – orchestras are thriving here in this country. Peter Berquist

Editor, When a soldier no longer wants to fight, when his conscience tells him that he can no longer believe in the mission and commanders order that soldier back to combat against his will, there is something wrong. There is something very wrong when commanders send that soldier to jail simply because they cannot control what he believes, and what he believes scares them. My husband, Sgt. Kevin Benderman, chose to no longer participate in war. He followed the Army regulations, filed a Conscientious Objector application, and acted honorably every step of the way. His unit commanders chose to punish him for not allowing them to control him with their threats, and my husband went to jail simply because his commanders had no integrity, no honor and no respect for the very constitution they had given a sworn oath to uphold. Sadly – the military administration has sided with my husband’s commanders to this point. At any time, any member of the military hierarchy could have stepped in and ordered the command to abide by the regulations. Instead, the military powers that be chose to turn a deaf ear to the truth and the facts, and allow the continued mistreatment of one of their own – a veteran who has served with distinction for ten years. The sworn testimony given verbatim in the Record of Trial from my husband’s court martial, clearly shows an incompetent command; a command that lied, mishandled their administration of my husband’s request, and fabricated evidence after the fact. It shows a command that had no knowledge of the regulations, no idea how to respond to my husband’s request and admittedly made no effort to learn. The company commander stated for the record that “Sgt. Benderman is just one soldier out of 191 that I command. I did not have time to worry about him.” He went on to admit that he “was not aware of the proper procedures for handling Sgt. Benderman’s request, but if he had been he would have taken steps to correct his actions.” On five separate occasions, the Command Sgt. Major of the battalion gave sworn testimony regarding a meeting he requested with my husband to discuss his Conscientious Objector application. These sworn testimonies contradicted each other with regard to

Editor’s Note: The section of the article you refer to provided background for a quote from Ben Roach, a well-informed source. Clearly there’s a basis for differing interpretations of the issue.

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several of the facts that, had the truth been told, would have exonerated my husband before there ever was a court martial. On the witness stand, this Sgt. Major was questioned about the fact that his sworn statements contradicted each other, and was asked if they were indeed his statements. He confirmed that he had made each one, and went on to state that none of those had been the truth; that he was telling the truth in the courtroom that day. The first statement given was most accurate, having been made right after the meeting with my husband. Subsequent statements appeared to change as the prosecutors needed to bend the rules to make their allegations fit. The “truth” on the stand was remembered 7 months later, noticeably altered from the original testimony, also given under oath. Also included in the Record of Trial for my husband’s court martial was a statement made by the Convening Authority overseeing the court martial – the Acting Commander of Ft. Stewart, Georgia. During the first week of February 2006, this commander had a meeting with the Staff Judge Advocate at Ft. Stewart. He stated that he would not accept a plea bargain, and he wanted to make sure that my husband went to jail for “no

less that 18 months.” This is the man who would ultimately determine whether all procedures and regulations had been properly followed during the court martial process, and approve the final outcome of the trial. The question here – why had he already determined my husband’s guilt – and for what crime was he expecting to sentence my husband? There was not even an investigation into the charges that they would consider bringing against my husband until a week after the commander held this meeting. My husband has now served 8 months in jail, apparently because the commanders of the U.S. military are not bound by the oaths they take. The commanders of the U.S. military have a choice – they can abide by their personal integrity and lead by following the rules, or they can make up the rules as they go along -- so much for integrity. My husband was eligible for parole on January 27, 2006. According to the Dept. of the Army Regulations 190-47, the rules governing the operations of military corrections facilities, the command of the correctional facility where he is incarcerated should have held a hearing regarding my husband’s request for parole in December 2005; no later than 30 days prior to his eligibility date. The command did not set the date for his hearing until mid-January, and it was finally held on February 15, 2006. Three

weeks later they got around to sending their recommendations to the Parole Board in Virginia. Apparently, it does not matter where the commanders of the U.S. Army are stationed, or what their assignment – few of them seem bound by the oaths they take. For ten years, Sgt. Kevin Benderman served the Army of this United States with honor and integrity. He received nothing but commendations and outstanding evaluations, and not one derogatory counseling statement. Kevin went to Iraq and performed his duties with the same integrity and honor that he gave to all aspects of his service. After firsthand experience, knowing that he could no longer participate in war, recognizing it as “the greatest form of man’s inhumanity to man” he prepared to leave the military when his enlistment expired. The U.S. Army refused to let him go peacefully and issued him a stop/loss order. Following regulations, and staying true to himself and his beliefs, Kevin submitted a Conscientious Objector application in spite of a Company chaplain who would rather “debate” Kevin than assist him in his legal request and a Company commander who believed that threats, intimidation and character attacks would convince my husband to bend to his will.

The actions of the command make a statement loud and clear. It is not the statement they would like us to believe, however. While their public statements mentioned that the sentencing of my husband was meant to “show other members of the military that they could not use Conscientious Objection as a way to avoid service in Iraq,” their actions show nothing more than cowardice in the face of moral courage and personal integrity; two character traits sorely lacking in many of the commanders my husband has been forced to serve with for the past three years. When called to hold themselves accountable to the oaths they took, these men failed miserably. At a time when leadership at all levels is sorely needed these men showed clearly why this country is in the mess we’re in. Monica Benderman Editor’s Note: Monica is the wife of Sgt. Kevin Benderman, currently serving a 15month prison sentence at Ft. Lewis, Wash., for “missing movement” when he failed to return to his 3rd Infantry Division unit for a second tour of duty in Iraq. He was also reduced in rank to private and dishonorably discharged. Benderman was acquitted of an accompanying, and more serious, charge of desertion.

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of M:I:3 will benefit the Coastal Empire’s Two Hundred Club money, other club members were excited. “I talked to the studio. I’ve done a number of pictures at Paramount over the past eight years,” Leopold says. “I explained the club to them, that everything is donated. There are no paid employees, everything is pro bono. They thought it was a great idea.” While the first two screenings were of major motion pictures, the screening of Mission: Impossible III is particularly exciting. “This picture is very high profile,” says Leopold, who is executive producer of the film. “This is the largest picture I’ve ever done,” he says. “In fact, it’s the largest picture the studio has ever done.” To arrange the screening, Leopold asked permission of Cruise, producer Paula Wagner and director J.J. Abrams. “All of them said, ‘That’s a great benefit,’” Leopold says. “People are going to see a fantastic film. If was filmed on three continents. It’s action-packed with a wonderful story,” he says. “The story is there because of J.J. Abrams, who created Alias, Lost and Felicity,” Leopold says. “This is his first feature film. He’s a great man to be around. After everything settles down, I’d like to get J.J. to Savannah, particularly because of SCAD. He’s the kind of guy who regards students very highly.” The screening isn’t the only aspect of the benefit. Maria Lancaster of the Savannah Music Festival is a volunteer for the club. “There’s going to be an exclusive interview with executive producer Stratton Leopold prior to the screening,” Lancaster says. “It will be followed by a short video describing what the 200 Club is.” continued on page 12

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A PRIVATE SCREENING of a blockbuster movie will raise funds for a worthy cause. Mission: Impossible III will be presented May 7 at 3 p.m. at Trustees Theater to benefit the Two Hundred Club of the Coastal Empire. It’s a local charity that raises money to provide financial help for families of fallen firefighters and law enforcement officers. “The motto of the Two Hundred Club is ‘We care for those who care for us,’” says Tak Argentinis, the club’s cofounder. “This event is a way of expressing community gratitude for those people who put their lives at risk for our safety.” The club is patterned after other clubs located throughout the country. Argentinis is himself the father of a fallen police officer, Christopher Argentinis, who left a wife and two small sons when he was killed in the line of duty in December 1999 in Massachusetts. Realizing there was no such group in this area, Argentinis joined forces with his friends, Brooks Stillwell and Harry Haslam, to form the club. It was incorporated in October 2000 to help families in Savannah and 20 surrounding counties. This is the third year a benefit screening of a new Hollywood movie has been held to raise money for the Two Hundred Club. That is due to the efforts of board member Stratton Leopold. Leopold is a bonafide Hollywood producer who divides his time between Los Angeles and his native Savannah. He arranged previous screenings of The Sum of All Fears and Paycheck to benefit the Two Hundred Club, and also arranged the screening of Mission: Impossible III, which stars Tom Cruise. “I have two relatives in law enforcement,” Leopold says. “I know some of the challenges they face.” When Leopold raised the possibility of doing a movie screening to raise





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A “patriotic walk” down Broughton Street will follow the screening. “There will be a small band or ensemble leading the way,” Lancaster says. “Four to six fire trucks will be strategically placed so that their ladders form a V,” she says. “At the top will be American flags. All the members of the 200 Club will walk, plus there will be police officers and firefighters, and families of fallen police officers and firefighters. The sponsors will come next.” The march will end at the bluff at Trustees Garden, where a tent will be erected. A barbecue will be held there. Lancaster says the Two Hundred Club begins helping families of fallen firefighters and police officers immediately. “It is based on the financial situation of the family,” she says. “First, they give them a check to help them with housing and food,” Lancaster M:I:3 producer Stratton Leopold, shown here in his other says. “Then they analyze their life as the proprietor of Leopold’s Ice Cream on finances, and depending on Broughton Street. ‘This is the largest picture I’ve ever that, may pay off their credit done,’ says Leopold of Paramount’s upcoming Mission: cards or mortgage, or give Impossible 3. ‘In fact, it’s the largest picture the studio them relief from the mortgage has ever done.’ for two years. “Children also are pro“Our mission is to make the financial vided financial assistance,” she says. “By tragedy of surviving families of fallen the time they enter college, the club will heroes, who sacrifice their lives while help them get tuition breaks. The Two protecting ours, is not as deep and longHundred Club will assist them with lasting as their personal one,” says whatever is not covered.” Charles Morris, chairman of the Two Without such help, a family can Hundred Club of the Coastal Empire. quickly become destitute, Lancaster “We owe that to them.” ◗ says. “Depending on the union they belong to, some officers don’t even have a pension,” she says. A benefit premiere that will feature the But the club’s help isn’t just financial. private screening of the Hollywood “On every Mother’s Day, the wife is sent blockbuster Mission: Impossible III will a rose,” Lancaster says. be held Sunday, May 7 at 3 p.m. at “At Christmas and Thanksgiving, the Trustees Theater. families are given money toward a meal,” she says. “The children are given savings The price to attend the benefit, which bonds.” includes the screening and a barbecue, Lancaster became a volunteer is $150 per person, of which $125 is because she sees the need for such an deductible. Reservations can be made organization. “I see the tremendous by calling Mike McCarthy at 527-3319 or service the police officers and fighters do for the community,” she says. “Every day, they touch our lives and Tickets for the movie only are $25 per make them safer. person, of which $20 is deductible. “To hear there might be a family that Tickets for firefighters and law is left destitute is not fair,” Lancaster enforcement personnel are $5. To buy says. “They go into very dangerous situtickets, call the SCAD Box Office at 525ations. This gives them a secure feeling 5050. that someone cares for them and if something happens, they will help their Sponsorships are available at levels families.” ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. For Some One Hundred Clubs and Two information on sponsorships, call Lowell Hundred Clubs have been in existence Kronowitz at 443-5903. for 20 years or more. While the local one is much newer, it already is helping families.


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A group of 28 Savannah Arts Academy students, parents and chaperones recently returned from a nineday educational tour of Italy and Croatia. The Savannah Arts Academy students arrived at Marco Polo International Airport for the first stop: Venice, where they toured the many Above left: Claire Schroder, Michael Peltier & canals and side streets. The group also Jordan Humphries in the Coliseum; bottom right, toured the Doges Palace and crossed Nick Greenfield (center) teaching on the wall over the “Bridge of Sighs.” outside of Assisi (photos by Bucky Burnsed) Then the group headed the area of Croatia called “the Dalmatian Riviera.” There they visited the oldest known spend money and that's good for the pharmacy (Apothecary) in existence, local economy,” he said. “Right now dating to the Roman era. we’re trading $800 a week manufacLater the group ferried back to Italy turing jobs for low wage service jobs. and traveled to Rome, where they visited We can reverse that with informationthe Gladiator School in the Roman based jobs, which average $ 946 a Coliseum as well as the Vatican. They week.” returned to Savannah the day before On the Republican side, longtime Easter. State Sen. Eric Johnson allayed rumors that he might retire, instead saying, “With the understanding that I work for the citizens, I plan to qualify for reSavannah attorney Joe Steffen threw election next week and apply for another his hat into the ring last week to seek two years. It will be up to the voters the 162nd District whether I or not I am re-hired.” state House seat Not surprisingly, Johnson plans to being vacated by run on his record. outgoing Rep. Tom “For 14 years, I have fought for a Bordeaux. state government that is responsive to Appearing with its citizens and responsible with their tax his wife Janet and dollars. I believe that we have made sigtheir 8-month old nificant progress toward both of those daughter Amelie, goals,” Johnson said. the Democrat told a He also plans to focus on education Steffen group of over 60 issues, particularly in furthering edufriends and supcation reforms made over the past four porters at the Liberty City Community years and funding public schools in Center that he and his family "had order to achieve higher test scores and devoted a considerable amount of time lower drop-out rates. and prayer to the decision." In other political news, U.S. congresSteffen called the 162nd “the most sional candidate Jim Nelson holds voldiverse district in the state, containing unteer orientation this Saturday, April 29, some of the most affluent and at the at the Chatham County Democratic same time some of the most impoverParty headquarters at 143 Houston ished neighborhoods.” Street. Volunteers can choose one of He said he plans to run primarily on two sessions: 9-10:30 a.m. or 1-2:30 p.m. the issue of health care. RSVP at “With 60,000 in our region alone uninNelson, a United Methodist minister sured, many of them children and older and U.S. Army combat veteran, is chaladults, I will work to restore cuts in lenging longtime Savannah Peachcare and Medicare. When health Congressman Jack Kingston this insurance is not available to so many, we November. ◗ all pay with higher premiums.”




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Coral Sea Cyclone Australia’s Cape York Peninsula was drenched as Category-3 Cyclone Monica roared ashore from the Coral Sea. The storm produced winds of up to 110 mph when it made landfall just south

tons of yellow sand over metropolitan Beijing in one night, according to weather officials. The China Meteorological Administration said the sand was heavier this time because the individual grains blown in from the Gobi Desert were much larger than in earlier storms. The sandstorm blanketed homes, streets and cars in brown dust and left the skies a murky yellow. Beijing area hospitals reported a sharp increase in patients with respiratory diseases, and newspapers warned residents to wear facemasks when venturing outdoors.

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from recent Savannah/Chatham Police incident reports

• A man was ordered to stay away from a Rivermarsh Drive property after he was seen trying to climb the fence to get into the back yard of the property. A young girl inside the house heard the doorbell ring and looked through the peephole and saw the man on the other side of the door. She tried to hide. The man rang the bell several more times and tried to peek into the door’s side window. When he got no response, he walked to the rear of the residence. The girl walked to the rear of the house, looked out and saw the man trying to climb over the fence into the back yard. He was unable to do so because he has only one arm. The suspect was located and advised to stay off the property. He was given a case report number. • An officer was dispatched to a Derenne Avenue restaurant on a report of the theft of a wallet. The victim said she opened the restaurant and placed her purse on a storage shelf in a room behind the cash register. After the victim went to the restroom, she saw a mail carrier approaching and went to find her purse so she could send out a piece of mail she had inside it. When she found her purse, she saw that it had been unzipped and her wallet was gone. She told the officer she had $2,000 in cash, a debit card and two credit cards in the wallet. There were two employees inside the restaurant at the time. The door was left unlocked while the victim went to the restroom. • A woman working at a warehouse called police after an unknown employee placed a suspicious letter under her office door. The letter appeared to be a possible suicide note.

The woman advised that there is video surveillance of the building that is being viewed by the company’s lossprevention officers in Atlanta to see if the person responsible was captured on tape. Detectives were called and advised of the incident. They went to the warehouse to interview the woman. The letter was placed into evidence. • Extra patrol was placed on a McIntyre Street residence after the tenant called police about a possible burglary. The victim said she saw the suspect leaving her house with a small bag, She said she did not know what was in the bag, although the items that were missing had been in the bedroom. The suspect had been working for the woman, who had been ill, but had been fired. The woman said the suspect was not authorized to enter her bedroom, but she had seen the suspect enter and exit the bedroom shortly after she was fired. Forensics was notified to do fingerprinting at the scene. Extra patrols were sought because the woman said she was concerned about the suspect returning to the residence, even though no threat had been made. • Two women went to court, where a judge ordered both of them to stay away from the other. The next day, one of the women called police to report she had just received received a harassing call from the other. She said the woman had called several times before she finally answered the phone. When she answered, the other woman told her, “Bitch, go look in your mailbox.” The woman said when she went to the mailbox, she found a paper with numerous pictures and disparaging statements about her that she believes were written by the other woman. ◗

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A WOMAN WAS ARRESTED and charged with theft of service when she refused to pay her bill at an Abercorn Street restaurant. Police were called to the restaurant after the incident, and were given a vehicle look-out for the woman’s car, which was last seen traveling south on Abercorn. The restaurant manager told police that one of her waitresses informed her that one of the customers walked out without paying for her bill. The manager went outside to confront the woman about the bill. The manager said when she stopped the woman and asked her to pay her bill, the woman replied, “F*** the bill! I’m not paying! And f*** you!” The woman then got in her car and left. She was later stopped and taken into custody.


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Questionable Judgments In February, several patients at an unlicensed mental health facility in Columbus, Ga., told the local LedgerEnquirer newspaper that they had recently worked security at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta during football games of the University of Georgia and the Atlanta Falcons. The facility, the Greater Grace Community Center, has recently been shut down, but the newspaper was able to verify much of the patients’ story. Among the facility’s patients are those diagnosed with anti-social personalities or bi-polar disorder or homicidal tendencies. The Seattle Times reported in February that Edith Macefield, 84, living in a tiny, rundown, 106year-old house in an industrial neighborhood, across from a chemical plant, had rejected a final buyout offer from developers amounting to nearly $750,000. “I don’t care about money,” she said. “It’s (been) my home (for 54 years now).” ... “What would I do with that kind of money anyway?” The developer has purchased the rest of the block and will build around her tiny lot, boxing her in with walls 60 feet high.

Letter of the Law Leonard Brown, 47, sentenced in 1982 to 99 years in prison in Florida for armed robbery, was released in April after a fellow inmate (having looked over Brown’s records) pointed out to officials that Brown’s sentence was illegally long and that 15 years was the maximum time he could have been kept behind bars. The probable explanation, according to sources cited by The Tampa Tribune, was that Brown’s judge (now deceased) misinterpreted whether Brown was ever armed. Thus, but for the fortuitous dis-

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covery of that eagle-eyed inmate, Brown would have spent his entire post-teenage life in prison.

Compelling Explanations (1) Kuwait Times reported in April that food inspectors shut down the Hawally bakery in Kuwait City after finding dough stored in a toilet, which the owner explained was so that the humidity would keep it moist. (2) Houston police officials started an investigation in March into whether Lt. Joseph Buttitta had sexually harassed a female officer. KPRC-TV reported that the female at first described a consensual relationship that she should have broken off sooner, but then “accidentally” (in a reporter’s word) told Buttitta she loved him when she really meant to say goodbye. Honesty Is the Best Policy: (1) Caught by police with illegal emergency lights on his car, Bradenton, Fla., restaurant manager Kenneth Holmes, 26, said at his February sentencing for impersonating a police officer that he did it “to get home quicker,” that the flashers were “cool” and a “fantastic time-saver” that enabled him to drive through red lights. (2) According to a February police report on the Arizona State University student newspaper’s Web site, an 18-year-old student, arrested at Hayden Library for masturbating openly while watching Internet porn, explained to police, “To be honest, the Internet connection at my dorm isn’t good enough.”

The Litigious Society (1) Michael Oddenino, a lawyer in Arcadia, Calif., filed a lawsuit in March against the coach of his daughter’s high school softball team for $3 million for her emotional distress from the coach’s call-

ing her a “2-year-old” and calling the players in general “idiots” for making insignificant mistakes. (A judge rejected it.) (2) In Cardiff, Wales, in March, Sabrina Pace, 26, sued the manager of the car rental firm where she works because, following her breast-augmentation surgery, she couldn’t get the manager to stop paying attention to her breasts.

Shania Twain Is Nothing But Trouble (1) Matt Brownlee, 33, with a long record as a drunk driver, was acquitted of criminal DUI charges in Ottawa, Ontario, after psychiatrists concluded that his latest accident was the result of a sincere belief that singer Shania Twain was helping him drive the car. (A 1996 brain injury might have given him a disorder in which he believes that celebrities communicate with him telepathically.) (2) Following a hung jury in England’s Winchester Crown Court in April, Linda West faces retrial in the 2005 death of her husband, which she said was accidental, in that her gun slipped while she was energetically performing a Shania Twain number (“Man! I Feel Like a Woman”) in what she described as the couple’s sex game.

Latest Religious Messages In March, Fredericton, New Brunswick, anti-abortion activist David Little, 60, resisting his upcoming trial for tax evasion, informed the judge that he would need an indefinite postponement because his wife and stepdaughter are possessed by Satan and require exorcism. He told the judge that some exorcisms work quickly, but that he knows of one that has lasted 16 years. The judge said bring in some evidence of the possession. (Little has openly refused to pay taxes because some government money funds abortions.) More Religious Messages: (1) Stan and Stella Hagarty began an Internet business recently as the Wholly Love

shop from Bridgend, Wales, specializing in sex products for Christians “to enhance your sex life with your spouse,” including Pure Arousal Super Stretch Rings, Silver Clitoral Charms and the Snail Trail Vibrating Tickler (but no pornography or bondage or anal-use items). (2) Convicted Iowa sex offender Scott Smith petitioned a judge in February not to make him wear the electronic ankle monitor as part of his fiveyear probation because his Brotherhood of Christ sect regards electricity as one cause of why people disobey God. (The judge’s decision was not reported.)

Worst Lawyers’ Strategies Madison County, Ill., lawyer Gary Peel, 62, who was battling an ex-wife over alimony, filed for bankruptcy to reduce her chances of getting anything, and then when she challenged his filing, he allegedly tried to blackmail her into silence. According to federal charges against him in March, he told his ex-wife that, unless she relented, he would shock her elderly parents by giving them decades-old nude photos of him with the ex-wife’s younger sister. However, Peel perhaps forgot that the sister was allegedly only 16 when the photos were taken, and he has been charged with possessing child pornography. Waco, Texas, attorney Paula Allen personally agreed to bond in October on behalf of client Rolando Castelan (accused of drug offenses), but when Castelan skipped a court date, she was charged the $5,000. According to prosecutors, Allen, with three men, then picked up Castelan against his will at his wedding in December and detained him, while forcing him to telephone his friends for loans to pay her the $5,000. Eventually, Castelan’s ex-wife (one of the call recipients) helped him escape from Allen and her cohorts, and Allen was charged with kidnapping. ◗

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compiled by Jim Morekis ‘Botanical Impressions’ -Photography by Michael D. Weinman, MD, May-June at the Hospice Savannah Gallery of Art, 1352 Eisenhower Dr. Opening reception 5:30-7:30 p.m., May 11. Gallery hours 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 'Sanctuary' -- Recent oil paintings by Stacie Albano, through May 4 at Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. Reception: Thurs. April 27, 6-8 p.m.





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Oglethorpe Ave., features gallery artists and several invited artists, with artwork that mirrors that theme. May 1-31 with a reception May 6, 5-8 p.m. Reception and show are free and open to the public. That's: First Friday at Starland -- ‘Monster’: The Latin verb monstrare translates as: to show or to advise. In classical mythology, the monster is an awkward amalgam of man and animal, representing an obstacle for the protagonist to subdue. Illustrating the dichotomy between right and wrong, need and want, the monster is simply a foil for human nature. Artists in the exhibition embellish the monster metaphor through painting, photography, video, audio, installation, and performance work by Natalie Bray, Penny Brice, Henry Dean, Alex Estes, Robert Farmer, Jon Field, Alex Gingrow, Jim Gladman, Clifford Hedin, Diana Heise, Crystal Kanney, Anna Keck, Marcus Kenney, Jenny Kuhla, Brienna McLaughlin, Dan Saelinger, and Kevin Strickland. Opening reception at First Friday, May 5, 6-10 p.m. in the Starland Design District.

Laura Dinello -- An exhibit featuring work by this popular local artist runs through May 7 at the Grand Bohemian Gallery in The Mansion on Forsyth Park, 700 Drayton St. ‘Lost Horizons: An intimate view of the marshes’ -- Oils and pastels by longtime local favorite Larry Levow, through May at Off the Wall Gallery inside 45 Bistro at the Marshall House on Broughton Street downtown. Reception Thursday, April 20, 5:30-8 p.m. Georgia Artists with Disabilities -- Awardwinning work of 39 disabled artists throughout Georgia will be on display through May 1 at the Averitt Center for the Arts, 33 E. Main St. Gallery 440 -- Welcomes Charlotte Dunlap, Morgan Kuhn, Cissie Victor and Frances Walter, our artists in residence. Upstairs are works by photographer Tim continued on page 18

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‘Nature Observed & Preserved’ -- The Nature Conservancy joins with artists Jeannine Cook, Lind Hollingsworth and Steve Willis to present this exhibit Saturday, May 6, 4-9 p.m. at The Art School, 74 W. Montgomery Crossroads, #B-2. This is an opportunity for guests to meet members and staff of The Nature Conservancy Photography by Michael D. Weinman, MD, at the Hospice Savannah and to find out more Art Gallery May-June about this significant environmental organization. A portion of the art sales will be ‘Bridge’ -- SCAD presents this exhibition donated by the artists to The Nature featuring artwork by students in a Conservancy. Call 921-1151. Chinese painting class, through May 8 at Alexander Hall Gallery, 669 Indian St. ‘Savannah and the Islands’ -- Group Free and open to the public. show at Horne & Thistle Gallery, 424 E


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Coy and paintings by Billy Herrin. Now showing on the first floor, a group exhibition of figure, still life and landscape paintings. Gallery 440 is at 440 Bull St..

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JEA Art for May -- The Art Show at the Jewish Educational Alliance beginning May 1 will feature the works of Bobby Segall.

‘Laconella’ -Jewelry by Alexandra Telgmann at this SCAD exhibition through May 2 at Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St.

‘Light and Atmosphere’ -- Paintings, pastel, and screen prints by Harriet ZabuskyZand at Alvida Art Gallery, 7303 Abercorn St.

Corinne Adams -- This month the Whitney Gallery highlights new work by this Atlanta-based artist who works in fine art photography and mixed media. Also on display are Daniel E. Smith, June Stratton, Barbara J. Brown, Stephen Kasun, James Allen, Leslie Kneisel and Adela Holmes. Whitney Gallery is at 415 Whitaker St.

‘Silverbeauty’ -Jody Schiesser’s artistic nudes in black & white and color mounted on oak. Through May 15 at Moon River Brewing Company 21 W. Bay St.

‘Women of Power’ -- Black and white portraits of a diverse group of powerful women by John Zeuli. Through April and May at the Starfish Cafe, 719 E. Broad St., M-F 7 a.m.-2 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Benjamin Jones and Meryl Truett -New works at the Barbara Archer Gallery/Savannah, 306 East Huntingdon St. May 5-June 3. Opening reception Friday, May 3, 6 - 8 p.m.

‘Contemplating the Sacred’ -- Examples of contemporary folk and fine sacred art by James Langley and Rudolph Bostic. Through April 30 at The Hurn Museum of Contemporary Folk Art, 1015 Whitaker Street, 234 - 7322.

‘Contemporary Classics’ -- New works by Chroma Gallery artists, 31 Barnard St.

Hospice Savannah Featured Artist -Pastels and oils by Robert Isley through April 30 at 1352 Eisenhower Drive.

‘Behind the Curtain’ – Works of Larry Moore at the Grand Bohemian Gallery at The Mansion, 700 Drayton.

Roger Surprenant -- Photos at Moon River at 21 West Bay St. and Angel's BBQ at 21 West Oglethorpe Lane.

‘Strictly Business,’ part of the joint group show with the Nature Conservancy at The Art School

Jepson Center for the Arts -Inaugural exhibitions include: “Robert

Rauschenberg: Scenarios and Short Stories”; “Darryl Pottorf: A Perspective”; work by Christopher Rauschenberg; and “Savannah Revisited.” Call 790-8800.

‘Art Brut’ -- International folk art through April 30 at The Hurn Museum of Contemporary Folk Art, 1015 Whitaker St. Gallery 209 Featured Artist -- Paintings by Gwen Flynn through April at Gallery 209, 209 E. River St. Call for Artists: The Starfish Café seeks tax-deductible donations of art for silent auction at its fundraiser. Call Laura Webb at 238-2777 ext 11 or at Call for entries -- DeSotoRow Gallery accepting artworks “that stray from traditional narrative themes.” Show: 8 p.m. Sat. May 27 at Mondonaro Theatre, 217 MLK Blvd. Entries are to be dropped off at 2427 Desoto Ave. between Bull and Whitaker Streets no later than Fri. May 19. Hours Tues.-Sun. 12-4 p.m. or leave in mailbox. Less than 5 minutes preferred, fifteen minutes max. DVDs or Mini DV Tapes. No submission fee. Show is juried. Curators: Ryan Brennan, Joshua Green, Richard Peete. ◗

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Music Interview


by Jim Reed

Better late than never

After almost 7 years, alternative rock icons They Might Be Giants return to Savannah

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distance phone call to Brooklyn can access a constantly changing string of exclusive songs and demos (which they religiously load onto an ancient, obsolete cassette-based answering machine). Always something of a maverick act in terms of embracing new technologies, is their website (w crammed with interactive media and copious downloadable music and videos. Most recently, they have emerged at the vanguard of the nascent Podcasting movement, and their regular internet-only “radio programs” are some of the most popular in the world. That’s not too surprising, as they’re beloved by metalheads, indie-rock nerds, hot chicks and hiphoppers alike. They represent the best that brainy pop music has to offer in 2006. We spoke with John Flansburgh during a break from their tour rehearsals. The following are highlights:

Connect Savannah: The last time you were scheduled to play here, it was cancelled because of Hurricane Floyd. Then, when you played Charleston a few years later, another hurricane was heading towards the coast. Please tell me you have a different opening act.

John Flansburgh: Oh my God, I remember that so well. You have no idea. Well, you probably do! (laughs) I’m sure it was a horrible time for everybody in Savannah. No, we definitely have a different opening act. He plays the ukulele, and he’s fantastic. No wind. We promise we won’t bring that particular hurricane back! (laughs) But, I want to remind everyone that all the facts aren’t in on global warming, and folks shouldn’t jump to any conclusions. (laughs) We’re really looking forward to the show, and it’ll be great fun. Even though we haven’t played there a lot, I’ve been to Savannah a few times as a tourist and it’s a beautiful place.

Connect Savannah: TMBG has always been prolific, but lately, your output has increased to an almost absurd degree. John Flansburgh: We’re just trying to keep up with Guided by Voices, man.

Connect Savannah: How’s that going? John Flansburgh: It’s OK. I’ll be perfectly candid: It’s better to write good songs than a lot of songs. We enjoy writing them and sharing them with our audience. That leads us into all the different sorts of things we’ve been doing lately. There’s certainly a lot of stuff being generated. But, our primary work as songwriters is just as difficult as ever. I think we’ve gotten a little more efficient in how we put songs together, and our success-tofailure ratio in terms of starting new songs is better. We did a lot of incidental music for TV shows about 5 years ago, and that’s really the opposite of making a continued on page 20

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EVER SINCE THEY burst onto the national scene in the early ‘80s, Brooklyn’s own They Might be Giants (affectionately known to their fans as TMBG) have enjoyed a cult following like no other. Initially the quirky and inimitable Massachusetts duo of accordionist John Linnell and guitarist John Flansburgh appeared live with little other than an antiquated drum machine to provide rhythm tracks for their short, clever and unrepentantly intellectual pocket pop symphonies. However, for the past 12 years, they’ve recorded and toured as a full rock band, and have ventured far beyond the geeky tongue-in-cheek novelty hits that made them college-radio darlings back in the late ‘80s when that still meant something. Known by many as the band who anticipated the lounge and exotica resurgence in 1990 with their surprise hit cover of The Four Lads’ 1953 Tin Pan Alley nugget “Istanbul (Not Constantinople),” the group also nabbed a Grammy in 2002 for “Boss Of Me,” the theme to FOX-TV’s Malcolm In The Middle. These days, TMBG’s diverse concert audiences (known famously to include everyone from small children to grandparents) are just as likely to hear cuts from their critically-lauded kids album No! as they are such career-defining fan faves as “Don’t Let’s Start,” “Particle Man,” “Put Your Hand Inside The Puppet Head” and “Doctor Worm.” The Two Johns enjoy an unassailable reputation for being both accessible and appreciative of their fans, and since their earliest days have operated the legendary Dial-A-Song service, in which anyone willing to pay the price of a standard long-


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Connect Savannah: So, you’re still slaving over some things, but as often as not, you’re crossing your fingers and hoping for the best, and keeping what works. John Flansburgh: Yeah. Also, we have a really amazing bunch of sidemen -- really intense players that come on board with a whole set of skills. It’s very efficient. We spend a lot less time in “the MIDI cave” wondering where the crash cymbal is gonna come in. And honestly, that was taking up a lot of our time. We’re more focused than ever. Focused on the good times. (laughs)

Connect Savannah: How’s the website? John Flansburgh: We’re doing this Podcast thing right now, and I truly can’t tell you how excited we are about it. Not only because it’s on the iTunes chart all the time and it’s fun to see your name on a chart, but now we’re reaching an audience of half a million people with this thing. I can write a song today and put it on our Podcast and half a million people hear it tomorrow! We do that every couple of weeks. For a songwriter that’s an amazingly satisfying creative outlet.

Connect Savannah: Well, that’s just DialA-Song taken to a ridiculous extreme. John Flansburgh: Yeah! It’s like Dial-ASong without a busy signal. (laughs) You know, Dial-A-Song has always been overwhelmed by the public demand. This is available to anybody so easily. I mean, you click one button on the iTunes program and you receive it forever. It arrives in your e-mail every so often. It’s like Christmas every couple of weeks! If you don’t really know anything about the band, and you’re interested, check out the Podcast. It’s completely free, and it’s made by us and only us. It’s quite representative of the spirit of what we do. That sounds like a press release. “It’s really representative of the spirit of what we do,” said Flansburgh, smoking a cigar. (laughs)


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Connect Savannah: Did you ever think back when this started , that you’d be touring internationally with a full band in 2006, and selling out most venues? John Flansburgh: Well, my perception of what we’re doing is probably the most unreliable perspective on the project! (laughs) When we started, I couldn’t really sing and play the guitar at the same time. So, the idea of getting paid to do a show, seemed like we were pulling an incredible ruse on the concert promoters. Then a couple of years into it, I started to feel like we were really a full-fledged original rock band. You know, it was John on accordion and me on guitar, and a drum machine. And, in my mind, we were AC/DC! When we hit the stage and played something like “Ana Ng,” it was like, “Here comes the ROCK, man! Deal with THE ROCK!” And, in retrospect, as an adult looking back with a lot more perspective, just the format of the band blew people’s minds. (laughs) It was this completely odd, lopsided arrangement of stuff that might not have been that satisfying for the guy who truly loved AC/DC. But I work on a faith-based system, and I felt like what we were doing was 100% real. And, in a way it was.

Connect Savannah: What can folks expect in terms of the setlist? John Flansburgh: Well, we’re making an entirely new show for ourselves. We’re

previewing a bunch of songs off this new Dust Brothers CD. We’re also playing some songs off our first couple of albums that we’ve not played in years. So, in a way, there’s a schizophrenia to the show that’s more extreme than usual. We’re focusing on very early material and very new material. Part of it is that we want to give people who come back and see us often a new experience. And, it keeps us challenged. We’re doing an awful lot of rehearsal for this. There’s a half-dozen songs that we can’t really leave out. I mean, I can’t think of a show where we haven’t played “Birdhouse In Your Soul” in the past 20 years. (laughs) Some songs we just have to do. The old stuff will make some people very happy. we’re actually playing “Purple Toupee.” I don’t think we’ve played that since 1990.

Connect Savannah: Well, now that you’ve done kids albums and adults albums, you’ll have to pull a David Greenberger and do an elderly person’s album. John Flansburgh: I think we’re getting very close to that. (laughs)

Connect Savannah: by accident? John Flansburgh: Just by the fact that we’re getting so damn old. (laughs) ◗

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regular album. For example, right now, we’re in the middle of making an album with the Dust Brothers, and a typical day with them is spending an hour just working on the guitar tone. It’s an intense aural examination. But when you’re recording 25 minutes’ worth of TV music each week, you walk into the studio, and the engineer usually has everything preset, and you pretty much just play down all your little pieces of music. I think what we’ve learned in the last 5 or 10 years of our career is that there’s something good about both approaches. We know now we can work quickly and still do great stuff. For uptight guys like us that was a huge breakthrough. We’ve been so precious about that for so long it’s insane. (laughs)

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More info is dubbed the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Female James Taylorâ&#x20AC;? by at the Raleigh daily; and Columbusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Nicki Sat., 7:30 pm, Trinity United Methodist Sutherland, a native South African, who Church (Telfair Sq.). moved from there to here, and from classical piano to folk guitar. Free to ALLAGES, with a suggested donation of $5 This newly-minted rock, blues and $10. Sat., 7:30 pm, The Sentient Bean. soul combo is essentially a strippeddown lineup of the still-thriving local 13piece R&B cover band The Sapphire This Grammy-winning acoustic trio of Bullets of Pure Love. Bassist and mandolin, guitar and fiddle is widely vocalist Phil McDonald, lead guitarist credited with helping to push traditional John Banks, rhythm guitarist and bluegrass into the 21st Century, through vocalist Tim Love, and drummer Bill their unique and winning combination of Norton say theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re leaning more toward mountain air vocal harmonies, lightningopen-ended improvisations than the fast picking, and bold, eclectic approach tightly orchestrated set pieces The to songwriting and arranging. Having Bullets are known for, so they should played together for well over a decade prove a versatile and potent club act â&#x20AC;&#x201C; (even though theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re only in their 20s), and one that can actually fit on most these former child prodigies are the stages. Sat., 9 pm, Baja Cantina closest thing the acoustic pop world has (Landings). to teen idols. But donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let that fool you. Each member is widely hailed by many old-timers as being near the top of their Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll make this one short: Punk rock field. Virtually guaranteed to impress. guitarist and songwriter got fed up with Fri., 8 pm, Johnny Mercer Theatre. fielding complaints about his poor social skills from bandmates, so he built a group of hydraulic robots that actually â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rick Elvisâ&#x20AC;? has been honing this play instruments (electric guitar, trap set, tribute to the dear departed King for horn section). He programs them in years now. Unlike many Elvis impersonadvance, and then pretends to be their ators, Rick actually sings, instead of just kidnapped slave, forced to play antagomiming. nistic punk ditties about everything from Hey â&#x20AC;&#x201C; if you love Elvis, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll either The Old Testament to Star Trek: The get a kick out of this, or itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll make you Next Generation â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all the while fielding want to pound a few drinks (or both), insults from his â&#x20AC;&#x153;captors.â&#x20AC;? and if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t love Elvis, well, that Sound ludicrous? It is. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also probably doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter. This is as much hilarious, and the fact that he is ordained a sociology class as a concert. 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John Banks Blues and jazz arrangements of tunes by Clapton, Steely Dan, Jeff Beck and others played by an electric guitarist he from local R & B show band Th Sapphire Bullets. Sun., 7 pm, Jazzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d Tapas Bar.

Bluesonics Long-running local Chicago-style jump blues band, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recently added a 4th member. Fri., 7 pm, The Warehouse.

The Bryan Clees Band Regional C & W songwriter offering covers and originals. Wed. + Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Gilleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (Hinesville).

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Jason Courtenay Solo acoustic set from this guitarist and singer (country and pop covers and originals). Fri., 10 pm, Jenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & Friends.

Eric Culberson Blues Band Excellent electric blues trio with a flair for Freddie King-style rockers. One of the best such groups for miles around. Wed., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge + Thurs., 10 pm, Fiddlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Crab House.

Darsombra Creepy, punishing side project from Meatjackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Brian Daniloski. This is droning, horrific, mostly instrumental â&#x20AC;&#x153;ambient metalâ&#x20AC;? that will not appeal to most, but those with the stomach for

these aural nightmares will be mightily impressed with their intricate, layered composition. With openers Music Hates You (a vicious metal act from Athens adored by Gang Of Fourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hugo Burnham) and Atlantaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Celephais, a bad-ass juggernaut whose psychedelictinged fist-pounders vaguely recall both Jawbox and early Smashing Pumpkins. Fri., 10 pm, The Jinx.

Marcus G. This SCAD professor has been writing acoustic message-rock for a quarter-century. A guitarist and singing storyteller, he hit the Canadian charts in the early â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;90s. His new CD was cut with a bevy of Nashville session players (like vocalist Tia McGraff). Fri., 7 pm, Gryphon Tea Room.

Liquid Ginger

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Extremely popular female-fronted local modern rockers (think Train, No Doubt, 3 Doors Down). Pop hits and originals. Saturday, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll play two free ALL-AGES shows outdoors. Thurs., 6 pm (acoustic duo show), Creekside CafĂŠ - formerly Driftaway CafĂŠ (Wilmington Isl.) +Fri., 9 pm, VFW Club (Hinesville) + Sat., 7:30 pm, Pt. Wentworth Festival Grounds (Stand Up For America Day).

Up-and-coming Statesboro act playing jazz, blues, R & B and funk. Sat., 7 pm, North Beach Grill (Tybee).

New local metal act. Thurs., 10 pm, Wind Rose CafĂŠ (Tybee).

Superhorse (Unplugged)

Acoustic mandolin/guitar duo from Waxhaw, N.C., playing haunting, ethereal syncopated mood music thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll appeal to fans of the Windham Hill labelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s output. Fri., 8 pm, The Sentient

Bill Hodgson & Skip Hinely Classic rock and R & B covers from two longtime area singing guitarists. Thurs., 7 pm, Ellis Square Courtyard (by Sorry Charlieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s).

Alex Nguyen

Rotating (get it?) lineup of local jazz cats, anchored by drummer Safer, this time including bassist George Sheck and pianist Pete Tavalin. Sat., 8 pm, Gottliebâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s.

Southpaw Popular country, and honky-tonk hits. Fri. & Sat., 9 pm, Tommyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (Pooler).


Josh Saferâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lazy Susan

Charleston-based â&#x20AC;&#x153;Coastal Bluesâ&#x20AC;? guitarist and frontman, whose band plays danceable boogie music. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Jazzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d Tapas Bar.

Lurid Miscreants Natty Boh

The Weary Boys

Shrimp City Slim

Rare acoustic set from this local 7piece noise-rock outfit. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be augmented by The Foxedos, a local â&#x20AC;&#x153;anti-folkâ&#x20AC;? collective. Free to ALL-AGES with a suggested $3 donation. Thurs., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.

The Telegraphs Folky Americana from members of local low-fi acts Gumshoe and Hampshire. Fri., 9 pm, Boba CafĂŠ & Deli.

Young trumpet prodigy who often gigs with jazz veterans in Southern Ga. and Northern Fl.. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.


The Brendon Polk Trio

The Weary Boys

Local jazz combo led by a young piano whiz. Sat., 6 pm, Bull St. Public Library.

Terrific old-school shit-kickinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; country drifters with bluegrass and gospel influences. Wed., 10 pm, The Jinx. â&#x2014;&#x2014;

Local sextet playing Motown and shag covers. Fri., 9:30 pm, Il Pasticcio.






Good Show, Will Travel

All shows subject to change - please call the venues for ticket info.

APRIL Friday the 28th

by Jim Reed

Sunday the 30th Fall Out Boy, All-American Rejects, Hawthorne Heights, From First To Last Arena @ Gwinnett Center, Duluth

MAY Monday the 1st

Wednesday the 3rd They Might Be Giants - Variety Playhouse, Atlanta Blues Traveler - Music Farm, Charleston Cirque du Soleil Presents “Delirium” - Colonial Center, Columbia Poison The Well, Underoath, Spitfire, As Cities Burn Headliners @ Banana Joe’s, Columbia Larry Gatlin - Peace Center, Greenville Yngwie Malmsteen - The Handlebar, Greenville Captured By Robots - Milestone Club, Charlotte

Thursday the 4th P.O.D., Maylene & The Sons of Disaster, Pillar (From Tulsa), The Chariot Earthlink Live, Atlanta Rosie Ledet And The Zydeco Playboys History Center, Atlanta Delta Moon, The Yahoos - Smith’s Olde Bar, Atlanta Gomez, David Ford - Variety Playhouse, Atlanta Chimaira, God Forbid, Arch Enemy - The Masquerade, Atlanta Larry Gatlin - Peace Center, Greenville Yngwie Malmsteen - Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte ◗

Saturday the 29th Al Green - Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta Delta Moon - Inman Park Festival, Atlanta Buckcherry, R i ve rbo at Gam bl e rs, R o c k N Roll Soldiers - The Masquerade, Atlanta Shawn Mullins, Clay Cook - Variety Playhouse, Atlanta Eddie Money - Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater, Peachtree City The Disco Biscuits - Georgia Theatre, Athens Larry Keel And Natural Bridge - Loco’s Deli & Pub, Carrollton, GA They Might Be Giants, Michael Leviton Music Farm, Charleston Kenny Chesney, Sugarland, Dierks Bentley - Colonial Center, Columbia Artimus Pyledriver - Milestone Club, Charlotte Spam Allstars - Atlantic, Gainesville, FL

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The Hitmen Thurs. April 27

Bottles & Cans Fri. April 28

Sabo & The Scorchers Sat. April 29

The Hitmen Mon. May 1

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Richard Shindell - Red Light Café, Atlanta The Pietasters - The EARL, Atlanta Shawn Mullins - Variety Playhouse, Atlanta Eddie Money - Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater, Peachtree City The Disco Biscuits - Georgia Theatre, Athens Delta Moon - Melting Point, Athens The Letters Organize - Salvation Army, Lawrenceville Larry Keel And Natural Bridge - 550 Blues, Macon Unknown Hinson - The Hummingbird, Macon Halifax, From Last To First Headliners @ Banana Joe’s, Columbia Kenny Chesney Hootie & The Blowfish, Pat Green The Codetalkers Feat. Bi Lo Center, Colonel Bruce Greenville H ampton - Inman Park Artimus Pyledriver Festival, Atlanta Ground Zero, The Letters Organize Spartanburg Moonbeam Coffee Cirque du Soleil Warner Robins, GA Presents “Delirium” Particle, The BRIDGE Charlotte Bobcats (Baltimore) - Music Arena Farm, Charleston Lee Greenwood J o h n L ee Hooker Jr. Cricket Arena, The Pour House, Charlotte Charleston Particle, The Poison The Well - Thee BRIDGE (Baltimore) Al Green Imperial, Jacksonville - Neighborhood Theater, Charlotte Captured By Robots - Jack Rabbits, Jacksonville Kenny Chesney, Sugarland, Dierks Hawthorne Heights, Halifax - Centre Bentley - Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Stage @ The Plex, North Charleston Arena Tuesday the 2nd

Clem Snide, Damien Jurado, Eef Barzelay - The EARL, Atlanta Cirque du Soleil Presents “Delirium” Colonial Center, Columbia Larry Gatlin - Peace Center, Greenville Blues Traveler - Visulite Theatre, Charlotte Fall Out Boy, Hawthorne Heights, From First To Last, AllAmerican Rejects - Cricket Arena, Charlotte John Lee Hooker Jr. - Atlantic Theater, Atlantic Beach, FL The Letters Organize - The Atlantic, Gainesville, FL


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FRIDAY APRIL 28TH AJ’S DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT (Tybee)- “Georgia Kyle” Shiver (7 pm) AMERICAN LEGION POST #36 (Thunderbolt)- Karaoke AMERICAN LEGION POST #184 (Thunderbolt)- The “Rick Elvis” Show (8 pm) AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill)- G.E. Perry (8 pm) * BAHAMA BOB’S (Pooler)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) BAY STREET BLUES- Karaoke BERNIE’S ON RIVER STREET- Live Entertainment TBA (9 pm) BOBA CAFÉ & DELI- The Telegraphs (9 pm) CAFÉ LOCO (Tybee)- Live Music TBA CAPTAIN’S LOUNGE- #@*! Karaoke CLUB ICE (formerly THE CAVALIER)DJ Southstar: Hip-hop (10 pm - 6 am) CLUB INVASION- Live DJ (10 pm) CLUB ONE- Local Cast, DJ Jason Hancock (Main Floor) CONGA CLUB- Rhumba Night - Latin Music Party (11:30 pm) CRYSTAL BEER PARLOR- The Beer Parlor Ramblers (7:30 pm) DAQUIRI ISLAND (Abercorn)- Karaoke DEWEY’S DOCKSIDE (Tybee)- “Music By Eddie” DOC’S BAR (Tybee)- Live Music TBA DOLPHIN REEF (Tybee)- Live DJ DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)“World Famous” DJ Sam Diamond DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Sandfly)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)Live Music TBA ELLIS SQUARE COURTYARD (by Sorry Charlie’s)- Live Music TBA (5:30 pm) FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH (Tybee)- The Christy Alan Band (9 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE- Live Music TBA (10 pm) FRIENDLY’S TAVERN 2- #@*! Karaoke GILLEY’S (Hinesville)- The Bryan Clees Band (9 pm) THE GOLD CLUB- Live Music TBA (10 pm)

GRYPHON TEA ROOM- Marcus G. - CD Release Party (7:30 pm) HUC-A-POOS (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) IL PASTICCIO- Tradewinds (9:30 pm) THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)- The Daryl Sherman Quartet (7:30 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR- Shrimp City Slim (9 pm) JEN’S & FRIENDS (Bull & Broughton Sts.)- Jason Courtenay (10 pm) THE JINX- Darsombra, Music Hates You, Celephais (10 pm) JOHNNY MERCER THEATRE- Nickel Creek (8 pm) JUKEBOX BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S- Pat Garvey THE MANSION ON FORSYTH PARKTrumpeter Alex Nguyen (9 pm) MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKS- Live Music TBA (8 pm) MCDONOUGH’S- Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE- Live Music TBA (10 pm) MOLLY MACPHERSON’S SCOTTISH PUB- Jan & Ben (10 pm) MOON RIVER BREWING CO.- Live Music TBA (8 pm) MULBERRY INN- The Champagne Jazz Trio (8 pm) NORTH BEACH GRILL (Tybee)- A Nickle Bag of Funk (7 pm) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)- Gail Thurmond POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)Mary Davis & Co. (8:30 pm) SAVANNAH BLUES- Sabo & The Scorchers (10 pm) SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER- DJ Blue Ice & Tropical Thunder SAVANNAH SMILES- Dueling Pianos SAVANNAH THEATRE- Jukebox Journey (8 pm) SCANDALS (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (9:30 pm) THE SENTIENT BEAN- Natty Boh (8 pm) 1790 RESTAURANT- Ed Rogers SPANKY’S (River St.)- Karaoke (9 pm) STEAMERS (Georgetown)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) STINGRAY’S (Tybee)- Robert Willis (7

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SOUNDBOARD pm) TOMMY’S (Pooler)- Southpaw (9 pm) TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)- The Chuck Courtenay Band (8 pm) VENUS DI MILO- DJ Maybe, DJ Aerochron & Friends (9 pm) VFW CLUB (Hinesville)- Liquid Ginger (9 pm) THE WAREHOUSE- Bluesonics (7 pm) WAYS STATION TAVERN (Richmond Hill)- Karaoke (9 pm) WET WILLIE’S- Live DJ (8 pm)

Courtenay (7 pm) DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) ELLIS SQUARE COURTYARD (by Sorry Charlie’s)- Live Music TBA FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH (Tybee)- The Christy Alan Band (9 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE- Live Music TBA (10 pm) FORSYTH PARK- SCAD’s Sidewalk Arts Fest (11 am) GILLEY’S (Hinesville)- The Bryan Clees Band (9 pm) GOTTLIEB’S- Josh Safer’s Lazy Susan (8 pm) IL PASTICCIO- Live Music TBA (9:30 pm) APRIL 29TH AJ’S DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT (Tybee)- THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)G.E. Perry (noon) Joey Manning (7 pm) THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)- The AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill)- Live Daryl Sherman Quartet (7:30 pm) Music TBA (8 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR- Shrimp City Slim (9 BAHAMA BOB’S (Pooler)- Live Music pm) TBA (9 pm) THE JINX- Captured By Robots (10 pm) BAJA CANTINA (The Landings)- The KEVIN BARRY’S- Pat Garvey Fundamentals (9 pm) LOCOS DELI & PUB (Downtown)- Zach BAY STREET BLUES- Karaoke BERNIE’S ON RIVER STREET- Karaoke & Matt of Miles Ahead (10 pm) THE MANSION ON FORSYTH PARK(9 pm) Trumpeter Alex Nguyen (9 pm) BULL ST. PUBLIC LIBRARY- The MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKS- Live Brendan Polk Trio (6 pm) Music TBA CAFÉ AMBROSIA- Live Music TBA (8 MCDONOUGH’S- Karaoke pm) CAFÉ LOCO (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (10 MERCURY LOUNGE- Live Music TBA (10 pm) pm) METRO COFFEE HOUSE (402 MLK, Jr. CAPONE’S- Live Music TBA (9 pm) Blvd)- Open Mic w/Brandon Clark (8 pm) CAPTAIN’S LOUNGE- #@*! Karaoke MOLLY MACPHERSON’S SCOTTISH CHUCK’S BAR- #@*! Karaoke PUB- Jude Michael (10 pm) CLUB ONE- Local Cast MOON RIVER BREWING CO.- Live CLUB OZ- “Heat Check” Spoken Music TBA (8 pm) Word/Music Showcase (9 pm) MULBERRY INN- The Champagne Jazz COBBLESTONE CONCH HOUSE- Live Trio (8 pm) Music TBA (6 pm) NORTH BEACH GRILL (Tybee)CONGA CLUB- Caribbean Night (DJ Savannah Avenue (7 pm) spins Salsa, Merengue, etc...) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK DAQUIRI ISLAND (Abercorn)- Karaoke HOUSE)- Gail Thurmond DEB’S PUB & GRUB- #@*! Karaoke (9 POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)pm) Live Music TBA (9 pm) DOC’S BAR (Tybee)- Live Music TBA PT. WENTWORTH FESTIVAL DOLPHIN REEF (Tybee)- Live DJ DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)- “World GROUNDS- Stand Up For America Day w/Liquid Ginger (7:30 pm) Famous” DJ Sam Diamond SAVANNAH BLUES- The Hitmen (10 pm) DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Sandfly)- Chuck


SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER- DJ Blue Ice & Tropical Thunder (10 pm) SAVANNAH SMILES- Dueling Pianos SAVANNAH THEATRE- Jukebox Journey (8 pm) SCANDALS (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (9:30 pm) THE SEA GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)- Live Music TBA (8 pm) THE SENTIENT BEAN- “Indiegrrl Songwriter Showcase” (7:30 pm) 1790 RESTAURANT- Ed Rogers SPANKY’S (River St.)- Karaoke (9 pm) STEAMERS (Georgetown)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) STINGRAY’S (Tybee)- Robert Willis (7 pm) TANGO (Tybee)- Live Music TBA TOMMY’S (Pooler)- Southpaw (9 pm) TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH- Sav. Sinfonietta & Chamber Players (7:30 pm) TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)- The Chuck Courtenay Band (9 pm) UNCLE BUBBA’S OYSTER HOUSE- Live Music TBA (7 pm) VENUS DI MILO- DJ Maybe, DJ Aerochron & Friends (10:30 pm) THE WAREHOUSE- The Train Wrecks (7 pm) WET WILLIE’S- Live DJ (8 pm)

SUNDAY APRIL 30TH AJ’S DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT (Tybee)Joey Manning (7 pm) AQUA STAR RESTAURANT (THE WESTIN)- Ben Tucker & Bob Alberti (11:30 am) BAHAMA BOB’S (Pooler)- Karaoke BELFORD’S- Live Music TBA (6 pm) CAFÉ LOCO (Tybee)- “Georgia Kyle” Shiver (10 pm) CAPTAIN’S LOUNGE- #@*! Karaoke DAQUIRI ISLAND (Abercorn)- Karaoke DOC’S BAR (Tybee Island)- Live Music TBA DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) ELLIS SQUARE COURTYARD (by Sorry

Charlie’s)- Live Music TBA (5 pm) FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH (Tybee)Randy “Hatman” Smith w/Johnnyboy O’Neill & Chicago B.B. (2 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE- Live Music TBA GSU’S SWEETHEART CIRCLE (Statesboro)- Southern GA Symphony’s Pops Concert (7 pm) THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)Dixieland Jam (3 pm), Deas’ Guys (7:30 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR- John Banks (7 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S- Pat Garvey THE MANSION ON FORSYTH PARKHarpist Kristin Gustafson (11 am) MCDONOUGH’S- Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE- Live Music TBA (10 pm) MOON RIVER BREWING CO.- Live Music TBA (6 pm) NORTH BEACH GRILL (Tybee)- The Train Wrecks (7 pm) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)- Gail Thurmond SAVANNAH THEATRE- Jukebox Journey (3 pm) THE SENTIENT BEAN- Acoustic Open Mic w/Jonie Blinman (7 pm) 1790 RESTAURANT- Ed Rogers UNCLE BUBBA’S OYSTER HOUSE- Live Music TBA (7 pm ) THE WAREHOUSE- Thomas Claxton (5:30 pm)

MONDAY MAY 1ST BLUEBERRY HILL- Karaoke DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)- DJ spins Beach Music DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE- BN Trivia w/Artie & Brad THE GRILL BEACHSIDE (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) THE IRISH TIMES- Live Irish Music THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)- Jam Night w/The John Brackett Quartet (7:30 pm)

THE JINX- DJ Keith Kozel’s Kaleidospcope (10 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S- Danny Doyle PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)- Live Piano Music TBA SAVANNAH BLUES- Live Music TBA SAVANNAH NIGHTS- Karaoke SCANDALS (Tybee)- DJ Marty Corley (9:30 pm) 1790 RESTAURANT- Ed Rogers WET WILLIE’S- Karaoke (9 pm)

TUESDAY MAY 2ND BAY STREET BLUES- Live Trivia BLAINE’S BACK DOOR BAR- #@*! Karaoke COASTAL COFFEE (2100 E. Victory Drive)- Poetry Open Mic (7 pm) DEB’S PUB & GRUB- #@*! Karaoke (10:30 pm) DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)- Live Music TBA (6 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE- Live Music TBA (10 pm) THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)- Bob Masteller & Friends (7:30 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR- Diana Rogers (7 pm) THE JINX- Hip-hop night w/DJs D-Frost & Selvis, Freestyles & Breakdancing (10 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S- Danny Doyle * MERCURY LOUNGE- Open Mic Jam w/The Eric Culberson Blues Band PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)- Gail Thurmond SAVANNAH BLUES- Open Mic w/The Hitmen 1790 RESTAURANT- Ed Rogers VENUS DI MILO- Open DJ Tables - bring needles & vinyl (10 pm) WET WILLIE’S- Karaoke (9 pm)

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KEVIN BARRY’S- Pat Garvey LOCOS DELI & PUB (Downtown)- Open Mic w/The Hitmen APRIL 26TH LOCOS DELI & PUB (Southside)- Team AJ’S DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT Trivia w/Paul & Jeff (Tybee)- Joey Manning (7 pm) THE MANSION ON FORSYTH PARKB & D BURGERS (Southside)- Trivia Jazz Violinist Ricardo Ochoa (7 pm) w/Artie & Brad (10 pm) MCDONOUGH’S- Karaoke BAHAMA BOB’S (Pooler)- Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE- Live Music TBA CLUB ONE- #@*! Karaoke (10 pm) DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)- DJ MOLLY MACPHERSON’S SCOTTISH APRIL 27TH Sam Diamond (Savannah Shag Club) PUB- Jeff Beasley (10 pm) AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill)Buddy DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Sandfly)- Chuck MOON RIVER BREWING CO.- Eric Britt Corns (7 pm) Courtenay & Bucky Bryant (7 pm) B & D BURGERS (Southside Location)- (8:30 pm) DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK Live Music TBA Live Music TBA (7 pm) BAJA CANTINA (The Landings)- Chuck HOUSE)- Gail Thurmond FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE- “Georgia POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)Courtenay & Bucky Bryant (7 pm) Kyle” Shiver & Fiddlin’ Scott Holton (9 BARNES & NOBLE (Oglethorpe Mall)- Live Music TBA pm) THE RAIL PUB- “Helium Karaoke” FINNEGAN’S WAKE- Open Mic w/Tim Open Mic (8 pm) BAY STREET BLUES- Open Mic Night w/Wrath Nasty & Mark (10 pm) SAVANNAH BLUES- Bottles & Cans (10 GILLEY’S (Hinesville)- The Bryan Clees w/Tim pm) BERNIE’S ON RIVER STREET- Live Band (9 pm) SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER- DJ Blue GUITAR BAR (348 MLK, Jr. Blvd.)- Open Music TBA (8 pm) Ice (Hip-hop, Reggae, Top 40, R & B) BLAINE’S BACK DOOR BAR- #@*! Mic Night (8 pm) SAVANNAH SMILES- Dueling Pianos Karaoke THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)CHUCK’S BAR- #@*! Karaoke (10 pm) SAVANNAH THEATRE- Jukebox Buddy Corns (7 pm) Journey (8 pm) THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)- The CLUB INVASION- DJ Nick J - ‘80s, SCANDALS (Tybee)- Karaoke w/DJ house, breaks, D & B (10 pm) Earl Williams Quartet (7:30 pm) Levis (9:30 pm) CLUB ONE- Industrial Resurrection JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR- Greg Snyder (7 THE SENTIENT BEAN- The Foxedos w/DJ Shrapnel (10 pm) pm) Present... Superhorse “Unplugged” (8 CREEKSIDE CAFÉ - formerly THE JINX- The Weary Boys (10 pm) pm) DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)KEVIN BARRY’S- Pat Garvey 1790 RESTAURANT- Ed Rogers Rick & Ginger (6 pm) LOCOS DELI & PUB (Downtown)- Team SLUGGERS- Trivia w/Artie & Brad (10 CREOLE RED- Karaoke (9 pm) Trivia w/Ben Bennett & Senea pm) DOC’S BAR (Tybee)- Live Music TBA THE MANSION ON FORSYTH PARKSPANKY’S (River St.)- Live Music TBA ELLIS SQUARE COURTYARD (by Sorry Pianist David Duckworth (7 pm) Charlie’s)- Bill Hodgson & Skip Hinely (7 (8 pm) MCDONOUGH’S- Karaoke TOMMY’S (Pooler)- Karaoke w/Jeff & pm) MERCURY LOUNGE- The Eric Rebecca FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH (Tybee)Culberson Blues Band (10 pm) TROPICANA NIGHTCLUB- DJ MURPHY’S LAW (409 W. Congress St.)- “Georgia Kyle” Shiver & The Tybee Two Southstar spins Top 40 (10 pm) (7 pm) Live Trivia (9 pm) TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)- The Courtenay FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE- The Eric PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK Brothers & Uncle Bucky (7 pm) Culberson Blues Band (10 pm) HOUSE)- Gail Thurmond UNCLE BUBBA’S OYSTER HOUSETHE GRILL BEACHSIDE (Tybee)Live POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)Live Music TBA (7 pm) Music TBA (7 pm) Thomas Claxton (7 pm) THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)- Miss VENUS DE MILO- DJ Maybe spins SAVANNAH BLUES- The Hitmen (10 disco & house (9 pm) Wanda Johnson & Shrimp City Slim pm) WIND ROSE CAFÉ (Tybee)- Lurid (7:30 pm) SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER- DJ Blue Miscreants (10 pm) * JAZZ’D TAPAS BARTrae Gurley’s Ice (Hip-hop, Reggae, Top 40, R & B) Sinatra Tribute (7 pm) SAVANNAH SMILES- Dueling Pianos THE JINX- Dance Party w/DJs Vinyl SAVANNAH THEATRE- Jukebox Ritchie and Shiz-Nite (10 pm) Journey (8 pm)




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Akeelah and the Bee, which in addition to its underdog roots also manages to come across as a mesh between the documentary Spellbound and Boyz N the Hood refitted with a happy ending, is the latest of this month’s inspirational yarns (following Taking the Lead and Preaching to the Choir). It’s also the most genuinely touching. The lion’s share of the credit for its success goes to Keke Palmer, who essays the central role of Akeelah Anderson. Growing up in south LA with her widowed mother (Angela Bassett) and two older siblings, Akeelah’s only true passion is for spelling -- a seemingly frivolous fancy considering her dour surroundings and dead end options. But determined to somehow put his decrepit school on the map, the principal Mr. Welch (Curtis Armstrong) encourages Akeelah to try out for a competition that will determine which student will represent them in upcoming spelling bees. Akeelah easily trounces the competition and in doing so catches the eye of Dr. Larabee (Laurence Fishburne), Mr. Welch’s friend and a former spelling wiz himself. From the mental approach espoused by Dr. Larabee to the presence of an unsmiling nemesis, Akeelah and the Bee milks the Karate Kid/Rocky formula to such an exhaustive degree that you half-expect a character to bellow "Yo, Adrian!" or order Akeelah to "wax on, wax off." But what sets the film apart is the manner in which it details how Akeelah’s triumphs end up lifting the entire community. Her success is their success, and it’s truly inspiring to watch neighbors from all walks of life throw their support behind her. ◗

An Exclusive Interview with Executive Producer, Stratton Leopold, and Special Screening of MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III Courtesy of Paramount Pictures, Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner

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Watching gloomy and insecure Olivia (Jennifer Aniston) make ends meet by

tionship, which in turn allows them to bounce ideas and actions off each other. Three of them are the friends with money of the title, though two help prove any number of cash-strapped adages: money isn't everything; money can't buy happiness; money can't buy you love -- take your pick. The friend without money is Olivia, who, it appears, has always been poor and who once gave up a job as a school teacher because all her affluent


Take the Lead might be a tad too predictable for my taste, but it’s just the sort of uplifting yarn that could conceivably generate enough positive word-of-mouth to emerge as a modest sleeper hit. Inspired by a true story (and rarely has that opening disclaimer been used so loosely), this centers on the efforts of ballroom dance instructor Pierre Dulaine (Antonio Banderas) to teach his elegant craft to a high school class of rowdy inner-city youths. Initially resistant to his efforts, the kids eventually come around once Pierre agrees to mesh his moves with their hip-hop music. Banderas and his young co-stars are attractive and appealing, and the subplots involving the students’ troubled home lives carry more currency than one might expect.


The so-called “culture of spin” gets taken for its own spin in this lacerating adaptation of Christopher Buckley’s celebrated 1994 novel. Aaron Eckhart’s Nick Naylor understands that, as the chief spokesman for the tobacco companies, he’s viewed by a significant part of the population as Public Enemy #1. Yet this designation only challenges him to make the best case he can on behalf of the nation’s cigarette companies. Jeff Megall (Rob Lowe), a Hollywood agent listens to Nick’s pitch and figures he can convince Brad Pitt and Catherine Zeta-Jones to engage in a postcoital smoke in their upcoming sci-fi epic set on a space station. The first half of the picture features a steady stream of laughs, meaning there’s a noticeable drop-off during the second part.


Writer-director Paul Weitz has proven himself adept at different forms of comedy -- he’s the guy behind In Good Company, About a Boy and the original American Pie -- but this time he’s bitten off more than he can masticate. The only factor that saves American Dreamz from completely self-destructing is the strength of an ensemble cast led by Dennis Quaid. Quaid gamely plays President Staton, a buffoon who on the morning after his reelection picks up a newspaper for the first time during his reign and realizes that, contrary to what his Chief of Staff (Willem Dafoe in a wicked composite of Dick Cheney and Karl Rove) has been telling him, the world’s actually a complicated place. To take the Prez’s mind off weighty matters, the Chief of Staff decides to book him as the guest judge on the season finale of American Dreamz, a moronic "talent" show based on you-know-what. The show’s host, a repellent Brit named Martin Tweed (who else but Hugh Grant?), agrees to the arrangement but is more interested in making sure that his baby remains prime-time’s top-rated program. On that front, he has little reason to worry, as audiences adore two of this year’s crop of contenders: duplicitous Sally Kendoo (an effective Mandy Moore), who will do anything to win, and Arabian immigrant Omer (likable Sam Golzari), a reluctant terrorist-in-training who’s far more interested in show tunes than in following orders to kill Staton on live TV.

camaraderie, self-worth and the inability to come to terms with one’s mortality.


working as a maid, it’s easy to picture her back in middle school, perhaps going through an “ugly duckling” phase that might have scarred her for life. Or after witnessing Christine (Catherine Keener) bicker endlessly with her husband David (Jason Isaacs), we understand it wasn’t always like this and find ourselves hoping for a glimpse of happier times. Set in LA, this seriocomic saga centers on the daily activities of four close friends. These four women retain a mutually close rela-

students kept throwing quarters at her. Now she works as a maid, freelancing for various clients and spending the remainder of her time involved in a masochistic relationship with a shallow and casually cruel fitness instructor (Scott Caan). Friends With Money is effective in the way it makes us relate to all these characters and their struggles as they grapple with universal issues involving

Sin City escaped wanna-be status by virtue of its genuine pulp fiction origins (graphic novels by Frank Miller) and a startling visual scheme; Slevin, on the other hand, is the sort of convoluted, twist-packed yarn that strains to be unpredictable but is actually even easier to figure out than those Jumble puzzles that appear in the dailies. Josh Hartnett, cinema’s favorite lightweight, plays Slevin, a seemingly guileless guy who finds himself caught in a power struggle between two rival crime lords (Morgan Freeman and Ben Kingsley). Bruce Willis is on hand as, natch, the taciturn hitman who turns out to be more involved than he initially appears. Hartnett seems hardpressed to carry a basket of laundry, let alone carry a motion picture, while the three reliable vets seem bored.


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Michael Douglas plays Harrison Ford and Kiefer Sutherland costars as Tommy Lee Jones in The Sentinel, the latest thriller that tries to put one over on the audience but ends up only fooling itself. It’s clearly no match for The Fugitive, though this "innocent man on the lam" yarn gets some mileage out of a fairly taut first act and an appropriately constipated Michael Douglas performance. Douglas is cast as Pete Garrison, a career Secret Service agent ballsy enough to carry on an affair with the First Lady (Kim Basinger). But evidence soon surfaces that a foreign outfit is plotting to assassinate the President (David Rasche), and that their inside man is no less than a member of the Secret Service. Because Garrison is concealing his illicit affair -and being led by the nose by the real culprits -- his lie detector results convince agent David Breckinridge (Sutherland) that his former mentor is the traitor in the ranks. Garrison manages to avoid capture and thereafter stays one step ahead of Breckinridge and his rookie partner (Desperate Housewives’ Eva Longoria, spinning her wheels in a tissue-thin part) in order to nab the villains and clear his own name. Johnson doubtless planned to deliver a hand-wringing thriller filled with unexpected twists and turns, but even good intentions can find themselves caught in the line of fire.

American Dreamz is a crushing disappointment, a weak-willed, ill-conceived film with a scarcity of laughs and a maddening tendency to let its subjects off with a slap on the wrist rather than go for the jugular.


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Set in England in the year 2020, V For Vendetta envisions a world that’s been torn apart by all manner of conflicts. The United States, we’re told, has fallen as a superpower and now lays in ruins. England, meanwhile, struggled with a dreadful plague that killed thousands but has since reemerged under the rule of a fascistic government headed by Chancellor Sutler (John Hurt). Evey Hammond (Natalie Portman) is a lowlevel worker at the TV station, yet she’s also the daughter of political activists who were dragged off and murdered by government thugs when she was still a child. She meets V (Hugo Weaving), an eloquent swashbuckler who sports a Guy Fawkes mask and speaks of a regime change. Evey gradually comes to understand his goals, she can't quite commit to his methods. V For Vendetta is that rare blockbuster that's interested in words more than action. That's not to

say the picture doesn't contain its share of explosive set pieces; V's mission to take down Sutler involves blowing up lots of prime real estate (indeed, the movie's November 2005 release was delayed partly to distance it further from last July's London bombings). But when a government is as rotten as the one seen here, does the end justify the means? Because his face is hidden behind an immobile mask, Hugo Weaving relies on his voice and movements to bring life to the role of V. Yet the performer to watch here is Natalie Portman. Heroines in fantasy flicks often get swallowed up by the extravagance surrounding them, yet Portman’s work is on a par with Aliens’ Sigourney Weaver, The Terminator’s Linda Hamilton and King Kong’s Naomi Watts.


Matthew McConaughey plays Tripp, a 35year-old who still lives at home with his parents (Bradshaw and Kathy Bates). Anxious to move their grown boy out of the house, the folks hire Paula (Sarah Jessica Parker), a professional consultant who -- get this -- makes a career out of building up the self-esteem of adult males still living at home by romancing them and then dumping them once they feel independent enough to move out on their own. But Paula soon discovers that Tripp isn’t like her other clients, which leads to a sputtering romantic comedy that moves like clockwork through all the expected plot predicaments. ◗


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Activism & Politics AMBUCS is dedicated to creating mobility and independence of people with disabilities Volunteers meet every first and third Monday at 7 p.m. at Fire Mountain Restaurant on Stephenson Ave. Call Kevin Sheehan at 691-2934 or send email to meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Sentient Bean Coffeehouse, 13 E. Park Ave.. Call Raymond at 898-3506.

Chatham County Democratic Committee

nicities and experience ages 14 through adult are needed. Bring a prepared piece of music or let them teach you one. Performances will be held in July. Call 6516782 or 651-6783.

Libertarian Party of Chatham County

Lowcountry Ensemble Company

meets each Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at Moon River Brewing Co., 21 W. Bay St. Call 3083934 or visit

is looking for actors, writers, directors, producers, musicians, poets and others. Send e-mail to

National Council of Negro Women

Auditions will be held for William Shakespeare’s Othello on Monday, May 1 and Tuesday, May 2 at 6 p.m. at the Lucas Theatre with callbacks on Saturday, May 6. Bring a prepared classical monologue. Resumes/headshots welcome, but not necessary. Performances will be held in November. Call 412-8311 or visit

meets the first Saturday of every month at 10 a.m. at the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum.

Planned Parenthood

meets the second Monday of each month. at 6 p.m. Call Joe Murray Rivers, chair, 2345969, or Janice Shay, 547-5212 or visit

meets the second Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. For info, call Megan Burgoyne at 352-4052 or send e-mail to

Chatham County Democratic Women

Savannah Branch NAACP

For information, call Maxine Harris at 3520470 or 484-3222.

Chatham County Young Democrats Call Cory at 508-3335 or send email to

Chatham County Young Republicans will meet April 27 at 7 p.m. at Churchill’s Pub on Bay Street. Savannah State University student George Seaborough will discuss Immigration Reform and the Media. For information, visit or call Brad Morrison at 596-4810.

will host the 3rd Annual Dr. Curtis V. Cooper Life Members Breakfast on Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to noon at the L. Scott Stell Christian Education Building at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, 1008 May St.. The guest speaker will be attorney Lester B. Johnson III. Tickets are $25. Call 233-4161 or 233-3088.

Savannah Shakespeare Festival

Benefits & Fundraisers 18th Annual Girl Scouts Golf Tournament will be held May 1. Check-in is at noon with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Registration is $125 per player or $500 for a team of four. Call 236-1571 or visit

Bargains on Broadway

meets every Tuesday on Yahoo Chat around 7 p.m. Send an e-mail to to receive an invitation to join the chat.

is a fundraiser to benefit the Rape Crisis Center that will be held Friday, April 28 at 7 p.m. at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum in Pooler. Entertainment and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Cash bar available. There will be silent and live auctions. Tickets are $40. Call 233-3000.

For information, call Maxine Harris at 3520470 or 484-3222 or send e-mail to

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Promoting democracy one pint at a time -share politics while sharing a pitcher at a local Democratic drinking club. This is an informal gathering of like-minded, leftleaners who may want to trade ideas, get more involved and just enjoy each other’s company. Meets the first and third Thursdays of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Coach’s Corner. For information, visit or send email to

Call Alexandra Tabarrok at 572-8528.

Coastal Democrats

Fellowship of Reconciliation The oldest interfaith peace and justice organization in the United States meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave.

Food Not Bombs meets every Sunday at 10 a.m. to cook vegetarian meals to be served at noon on Franklin Square. Donations are accepted. Cook for peace and help the community. Call 201-618-8867.

Great Savannah Clean-up It’s time for spring cleaning. During the month of April, volunteers will clean and beautify the community as part of the Great American Clean-up. To participate, call Nathaniel Glover, Keep Savannah Beautiful Coordinator, at 651-6520.

Savannah Peace Coalition

Meets every second Tuesday of the month. Call 927-7170.

Sierra Club meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church, 520 E. Washington Ave. 351-7436.

to benefit Habitat for Humanity will be held May 5 from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Alee Shrine Temple. The Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love will perform and there will be a 50/50 cash raffle and door prize raffles. Heavy hors d’oeuvres. Call 790-6946.

Coastal Empire Walk America

Call Tom Oxnard at 598-4290 or send e-mail to

will be held April 29 in Daffin Park. Registration is at 8 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:30 a.m. All proceeds will benefit the March of Dimes. Call 354-5900.

Speak Up!

Eighth Hill Hall Benefit Gala

Skidaway Island Democrats

Local activist group focused on protesting the war in Iraq. Call Richard DiPirro at 4417167.

Auditions Meshuggah-Nuns Auditions for

Auditions will be held April 30 and May 1-2 at 6 p.m. at Armstrong Atlantic State University’s Jenkins Theater for this summer musical production. The cast calls for four females and one male. Production dates are July 13-16 and 20-23. Call Dr. Roger Miller at 921-5641.

Cultural Arts Theatre to Present Aida The City of Savannah’s Cultural Arts Theatre will hold auditions for Elton John’s and Tim Rice’s Aida on Wednesday, May 3 and Friday, May 5 at 6:30 p.m. with callbacks on Sunday, May 7 at 1 p.m. Auditions for dancers only will be held Sunday, May 7 at 1 p.m. Talented singers and dancers of all eth-

Savannah State University will host this gala on Saturday, May 6 at 8 p.m. at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center with dinner, dancing and entertainment by the Coastal Good Life Band. Proceeds will augment SSU’s academic scholarship program. Individual seats are $100. The Benefit Kickoff will be held April 12 at 10 a.m. in front of Hill Hall. Call 3562286.

Give for the Gulf is a year-long, comprehensive Armstrong Atlantic State University initiative that will raise funds and provide community services for evacuees of Hurricane Katrina. Visit

Hurricane Katrina Benefit Website A community website/blog where local Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, fundraising events and other information are listed can

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Irish Monument The Police Emerald Society of Southeast Georgia wants to erect a monument in Savannah to honor the Irish who fled the Great Hunger in the 1840s and 50s and came to the Untied States. The society is asking a donation or $100 for brick pavers that will be engraved with donors’ names or names of those they wish to honor. Applications to purchase a paver are available at Saints and Shamrocks, located at Bull and Harris streets.

Kiss a Pig Yard Sale The Kiss a Pig campaign for Charlie Brazil is having a yard sale and is seeking donations. All proceeds benefit the American Diabetes Association. Proof of donation for tax purposes can be provided. The final day to donate is May 1. Call 233-2838.

MS Walk 2006 to benefit the work of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Georgia Chapter, will be held April 29 at 10 a.m. at Hesse Elementary School. Registration is at 9 a.m. For information, call 1-800-FIGHTMS or visit

Night Stalkers Association In honor of the fallen soldiers who served in the 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) out of Hunter Army Airfield, the Military Affairs Council of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce is encouraging donations. Call Linda R. Rogers at 352-6645 or send donations to: The Night Stalkers Association, 3/160 SOAR, 1304 N. Lightning Rd., Hunter Army Airfield, 31409-4719.

Prom Closet for Teens in Need The Delta Gamma Hope Group will give away donated formal dresses, jewelry, shoes, purses and other accessories suitable for prom to students in need on Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 1003 E. Victory Dr. For information, call Tammy Ray at 691-0070 or Aimee Yarber at 7909657.

Red Cross assists returning troops The Savannah Chapter -- Liberty Branch of the American Red Cross is seeking donations of coffee, hot chocolate mix, tea bags, baked goods, snack foods, hot-serve cups, stir sticks, individual sugar and creamer packets as they welcome home 20,000 troops from Iraq. Call 912-876-3975.

Savannah Friends of Music is throwing an array of Parties a la Carte to support local music education. Call Kristina Svenson at 598-9470 or Anne Dauray at 5980149 for information.

Spring Festival & Craft Sale St. Frances Cabrini Catholic School, 11500 Middleground Rd., will hold its Spring Festival & Craft Sale April 29 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 925-4725.

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Call for Applications Corner Store Program The Savannah Development and Renewal Authority has created a pilot program with initial capital funds to assist one property or business owner in recreating, constructing and/or preserving the character of the historic neighborhood corner store. Eligible properties must be located within the Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Montgomery Street Corridor Urban Redevelopment Area which extends from Jones Street to 52nd Street. The maximum loan amount available is $50,000 with a 4 percent interest rate for 10 years. For information, call 651-6973.

Call for Entries 3rd Annual Mr. Black Teen Savannah This scholarship competition for boys ages 14-18 is now accepting entries. Call 3516159.

Chatham County Chamber seeks musicians The Chatham County Chamber Group is seeking classically trained musicians. Call 232-2326.

Cultural Affairs Artist Roster The City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs is compiling a list of artists of all disciplines of the arts and humanities to include in a Savannah Artists Roster. Call Daisy Williams at 912-651-6417 or send an email to and include: group and/or individual name, contact information, and discipline.

Fiction Writers A new Savannah-based e-zine is seeking fiction writers for its upcoming editions. Call Jeff Brochu at 234-8682 or visit

Interviews sought for Gulf War book

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Liz Desnoyers-Colas, assistant professor of communications at Armstrong Atlantic State University, has received a grant to conduct research for her book, Marching to War: Personal Narratives of African American Women’s Gulf War Experiences. She is conducting a nationwide search to find African American women who have served in the U.S. military in the MIddle East during the two gulf wars. To receive an initial survey, call 921-5597 or send e-mail to

Two Pale Josephines is a boutique gallery/working studio on West Broughton Street that is looking for artists to consign work, especially clothing, accessories and textiles, plus home decor, painting and sculpture. Send email to or call 232-4848.

Tybee Theater Cafe One-Act Play Contest

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The First Annual One-Act Play Contest and Festival will feature original, unproduced plays under 40 minutes. Entrants can submit up to 3 plays, which are due by May 22. The winning plays will be produced and performed in July. Prize money will be awarded. Send all entries to: Tybee Theater Cafe, P.O. Box 2944, Tybee Island, 31328. Call 7866384 for information.

Classes & Workshops AARP Drivers Safety Program Classes will be held Tuesday, May 2 and Wednesday, May 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Smart Senior at Candler. Call 352-4405. Classes will be held Thursday, May 4 and Friday, May 5 from 1-5 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran on Skidaway Island. Call Mary Jane Shuman at 498-5083 or 352-0070.

Adult Education

The Women’s Center of Wesley Community Centers, 1601 Drayton St., offers tutoring Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in basic literacy skills, GED preparation and computer training. Call 447-5711.

Art and Theater Classes at S.P.A.C.E. are being offered for children and adults at S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St. For information, call 651-4248.

The Art School Summer 2006 classes will run for a week at a time. Students attend Monday through Friday. There are two sessions a day, one for ages 6-10 and the other for ages 11-teen. The morning session is 9 a.m. to noon and the afternoon session is 1-4 p.m. The price per week is $160. Art supplies are provided. Classes include Rare & Exotic Animals June 12-16 and July 10-14, People on the Move June 19-23, The Third Dimension June 2630, People & Pets July 17-21, and This Land is Your Land. July 24-28. For information, visit or call Lind at 921-1151.

Art Bodies is a weekly figure drawing session at The Art School, 74 W. Montgomery Cross Road, No. B-2. The group meets Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon. A variety of models and extended poses are available to artists who would like to pursue figure work. The cost is $50 for a six-week session or $12 for dropins. Call 921-1151.

Baby sign classes Savannah Speech & Hearing Center is offering Baby Sign classes for babies aged 6-12 months and their parents. The cost is $50, which includes materials. To register, call 355-4601.

Babysitters training class St. Joseph’s/Candler Childhood Injury Prevention Program offers a class for boys and girls 11-15 who want to become babysitters. The cost is $35. Call 819-8583.

Basic computer class Eastside Concerned Citizens Inc. at 803 E. Park Ave. offers basic computer classes every second and fourth Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. 232-5280.

Beginners quilting classes are held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Wesley Community Centers of Savannah, Inc., 1601 Drayton St. 447--5711.

Brush With Art Series will feature classes in drawing, painting, clay and open studio, taught by Carolyne Graham, certified art teacher, at her Southside studio. These classes are offered in conjunction with the Savannah Art Association. Drawing to Paint is held Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6:308:30 p.m. Clay Play is offered Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m. Open Studio is offered Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost starts at $35. Register by calling 925-5465.

Building a Home The UBuildIt office in Savannah offers free seminars. Call 236-1211.

Career Achievement Program St. Mary’s Community Center, 812 W. 36th St., an affiliate of St. Joseph’s/Candler, offers a program to help adults with math, reading and writing skills. Participants choose their hours between Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 447-0578.

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and field trips for students on Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday. 6526793 or

Children’s Creative Saturdays Every second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., children are invited to The Dragonfly Studio for projects in pottery, painting, planting, music and more. Every Saturday, a new project will be presented. Children must be 6 or older to participate. Parents may drop off children or stay and join them. Dragonfly Studio is located on Tybee Island, 1.5 miles past the Lazzaretto Creek Bridge on the right. Call 786-4431 or send e-mail to

weight, recovery from surgery. Call the Alpha Institute, 201-0071.

Fany’s Spanish/English Institute

Housing Authority of Savannah Classes

Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children are held at 15 E. Montgomery Cross Rd. Call 921-4646 or 220-6570 to register.

Free classes will be offered at the Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St. Call 232-4232, Ext. 115.

Culinary Arts Classes

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Enroll now in a free culinary arts training program at the Starfish Cafe. This program is a collaborative effort of Union Mission, Inc., and Savannah Technical College. For information, call Mindy Saunders at 2382777.

Call Barbara Harrison of Coastal Chi at 9610104 or send e-mail to to get on the mailing list.

based on the work of Byron Katie offers immediate help when you need answers right away. No charge. Contact Ursula at 484-0134 or send e-mail to For information, visit p.

Basic introduction to computers and Microsoft Works offered at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Bull and 31st streets. Cost is $20 for the session and $20 for the text book. Pre-registration is required. Call 3550219.

First Steps parent education program This parent education and support program is based at St. Joseph’s/Candler. Call 8196910.

Davenport House Docent Training

The School of Church Music located at 101 Bull St. offers specialized workshops to give practical help with almost every area of music ministry. Call 236-1566 or send email to

will be offered beginning in mid-February. Training includes studies in local history and decorative arts. Docents lead tours and assist with programming. Call Dottie Kraft at 236-8097 or send e-mail to

Clay Classes in Hand-building

Discover Creativity Coaching

Free computer classes

will be held Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Carolyne’s Studio. An open studio is available Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. To register, call 925-5465.

Free initial consultation. Expert with two creativity degrees helps you kick-start your project, sort ideas, break through blocks, clarify intentions and plan approaches. Call 412-9199 or send e-mail to

St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center offers free computer classes. Call 447-6605.

Coastal Scooters Classes focus on road skills, safety and the proper maintenance of scooters. Classes are limited in size to provide personal assistance. Each rider is equipped with a TGB 49.5cc scooter and helmet. The class is three hours in length, consisting of classroom, field and on-road instruction. Classes meet on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or Sundays from 1-4 p.m. The cost is $40. To register, call 232-5513 or visit Coastal Scooters at 418 W. Broughton St.

Free Coaching Session and Assessment for personal, career and professional development. Call Executive Leadership Coaching, 443-9860, or send e-mail to

offers several classes and workshops, including sewing, crocheting, computer training, CPR and more. 232-5280.

This talent-based organization is for youth ages 9-19. Volunteers are sought to teach gospel, jazz, photography, visual arts, writing, theater, cooking, dance, videography and more. To participate, contact Martha Dawkins Massey at

The Economic Opportunity Authority

Guided Imagery

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Inquiry Circle

Legal Secretary Certificate Program at Armstrong Atlantic State University is a series of 10 courses over a one-year period. Each course meets once a week for six weeks. Fees are $135 plus textbooks. Call 927-5213.

Life Challenge Consulting

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School Graduation Test. Call Gloria Ferguson at 238-2960, Ext. 153.

Computer Classes

When would now be a great time to engage yourself in life-changing strategies. Career; stress reduction; spirituality. Free initial halfhour consultation. Call Cindy Beach, M.S., at 429-7265.

The Live Oak Public Library offers free classes on using computers to access information at the Bull Street Library. Call 652-3662.

Memorial Health positive parenting class The cost is $10 per person and is most beneficial to parents of children less than 4 years. To register, call 350-9335.

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Mindfulness and Ordinary Recovery Indepth exploration of the 11th step. Meditation and contemplation instruction provided as it applies to recovery and maintenance. Classes are held on Monday from noon to 1 p.m. or 7:30-8:30 p.m. Class fee is $12. 313 E. Harris St. For information, call Cindy Beach, M.S., 429-7265.

workshops, call Ila Scholla at 897-5612, Grace Rohland at 498-8217 or Frances Mills at 355-0448.

Savannah Entrepreneurial Center The center is at 801 E. Gwinnett St. Call 652-3582.

S.T.A.R.S. Summer Camp

Paralegal Certificate Program

Tybee Island Marine Science Center

The Armstrong Atlantic State University paralegal programs provide real-world skills and training. Each course meets once a week for eight weeks. Fees are $130 plus textbook. Call the AASU Center for Justice Administration at 927-5231.

offers hands-on classes for students of all ages from pre-kindergarten through adults. Classes include microscope labs, squid dissection, guided beach walks and tours of the Science Center. Call 786-5917 or visit

Parent and Teen Driving Course

Writing Classes in Savannah

The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department will present a free two-hour parent/teen driver’s course the last Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Day School, 4625 Waters Ave. Call 651-6653 or send e-mail to and request a registration form. The course is designed for 14-16 year olds and their parents. Advance registration is required.

The 2006 schedule of classes offered by Christopher Scott Writing Courses includes weekday (evening), full weekend and singleday weekend classes for writers of all standards. Learn the basic Skills of Writing Fiction (plus a two-evening preparatory course entitled I’ve never written anything since leaving School!) or take the Advanced Fiction Writing course designed for more experienced writers. Other classes include The Publishing Scene and Writing Family Memoirs. Learn to write and get published. Find details, schedules, fees, etc. at or call 398--1727.

Multiple blessings

Parenting the preschooler is a course offered by Telfair Women’s Hospital at Candler. Call at 819-3368 or visit

Park Place Outreach offers Wednesday night youth groups for ages 11-17 and tutorial assistance sponsored by Park Place Outreach -- Street Outreach Team, formerly the Savannah Runaway Home. Call Tonyour Bolden, outreach coordinator, at 234-4048 for a location.

Writing Workshop

Pet First Aid and CPR Certification Class

Clubs & Organizations

will be held Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Savannah Chapter of the American Red Cross on Drayton Street. In recognition of National Pet First Aid Awareness Month, a $10 discount is available by registering through Coastal Pet Rescue’s website at For information, call Dan Kurtz at 651-5323 or Lisa Scarbrough at 351-4151.

Puppet Shows are offered by St. Joseph’s/Candler AfricanAmerican Health Information & Resource Center for schools, daycares, libraries, churches, community events and fairs. Call 447-6605.

Savannah Area Tennis will hold an after-school and weekend Junior Group Tennis Program for ages kindergarten through 12th grade at various sites throughout Savannah. A cardio tennis program, Adults’ Workout With a Racquet, is a group activity that features drills aimed at giving players of all abilities a high-energy workout. Sessions are $10. For information about either program, call Phyllis Greene at 961-9862 or 507-9862 or send e-mail to

Savannah Art Association Workshop 2006 How to Create a Portrait: Drawing, Watercolor or Medium of Choice, will be presented by Barbara Gentry from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the AASU Annex. The class will meet the first Saturday of each month. The fee is $50 for SAA members and $65 for non-members. To register for any of the

Meet and connect as individuals who have had major life experiences and want to share them. A local author is writing a book of short stories and would like to have people come share theirs. For information, send e-mail to

AASU Sci-Fi Fantasy Club On Thursdays, the club sponsors free role playing. The club meets at 7:30 p.m. at the AASU Compass Point Club House and sponsors a laser tag team and bi-monthly children’s readings on Saturdays from 1-3 p.m. at Media Play. Call Antonio at 713-1470 or send email to

ABATE (American Bikers Active Toward Education) District 11 meets the 2nd Sunday of each month at 3 p.m. at the Silver Dollar Saloon on Hwy. 204 and Old River Rd. Please call for more info. 233-9800.

Alternative Video/Film Enthusiast Viewings are held in private homes which includes social time as well as viewing a movie. Call Don at 655-0482 or send e-mail to

Ascension Lutheran Dinner and a Movie Join other college-age Lutheran friends for fun and fellowship on the first and third Sundays at 5:30 p.m. at Ascension Lutheran, 120 Bull St. After dinner, the group will attend Reel Savannah screenings. Call 232-4151 or send email to

Banner of the Nations Savannah meets Sundays at 10:30 a.m. at 12 Drake Dr. Call Frank Spencer at 352-2323 or visit the Web site at

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is a four-week education course offered by Memorial Health and designed for the family expecting twins, triplets or more. Call Barbara at 350-3129 or visit

St. Joseph’s/Candler’s St. Mary’s Community Center, 812 W. 36th St., is offering a summer camp for students in kindergarten through 8th grades that provides arts and crafts, swimming, outdoor games and academic skill building June 5 through July 21, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon. Call Program Coordinator Artinique Thomas at 447-0578.



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meets monthly on the third Thursday at 6 p.m. Call 605-4471 for details.

Methodist Churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Horton Hall, 11911 White Bluff Rd. Call Ronn Alford, Director of Music Ministries, at 925-5924.

Beanhead Writers Group

Daughters of Destiny

meets very second Saturday at 1 p.m. at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. to critique works in progress and to discuss technique and marketing. Fiction and nonfiction, but no poetry.

An ongoing seminar for women who want to make changes in their lives through spirituality and positive reinforcement meets every Monday at 7 p.m. at Daughters of Destiny House, 12 E. 41st St. Facilitated by Miriam Center. Call 663-0894.

Beach Historic Neighborhood Association

Bike Night with Mikie every Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at The Red Zone Bar and Grill in Richmond Hill. Half of the proceeds of a 50/50 drawing go to the military for phone cards and other items.

Bipolar Support Group

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John J. Dunn, Ph.D., is interested in hearing from people who want to participate in a bipolar support group. Call 692-1230 after 6 p.m.

Friends of the Library meet the first Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Bull Street Library. Call 652-3655.

Georgia Christian Singles

1511 Abercorn, ACBL certified duplicate bridge game every Wednesday at 1 p.m. There is a $4 fee. Call Lynn Pierce at 3549739.

Memberships start at $25 and remain active until marriage. See website or call for local chapters. 1-800-869-2500.

Chihuahua Club of Savannah

promotes education, safety and fun to motorcycle riders. Call Julian at 920-2700 or John at 858-5414 or visit

Civil Air Patrol is the civilian, volunteer auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and is involved in search and rescue, aerospace education and cadet programs. Meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. for cadets (12-18 years old) and 7 p.m. for adult members at the former Savannah Airport terminal building off Dean Forest Road. Visit, send e-mail to, or call Capt. Jim Phillips at 412-4410.

Clean Coast meets monthly on the first Monday at the Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Check for event schedule.

Coastal Bicycle Touring Club of Savannah sponsors a ride every Saturday. Visit for a ride schedule and more information. Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at Tubbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tank House restaurant in Thunderbolt at 6:30 p.m. 728-5989.

Coastal Georgia Volkswagen Club Meets the 3rd Saturday of every month. 9610602.

Community Hymn Chorus All denominations are welcome to come together to make a joyful noise every Tuesday at 11:15 a.m. at White Bluff United

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Board of Directors meets every third Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.; general membership meeting follows at 7 p.m. at the Oatland Island Educational Center. Call Serena Nasworthy at 897-3060.

Bridge club meets at the JEA

A special little club for special little dogs and their owners meets one Saturday each month at 10:30 a.m. For information, visit

April 27th, 28th & 29th

Friends of Oatland

Gold Wing Road Riders Association

Goth Night Savannah A place for those interested in the Gothic subcultures. Visit

Harley Owners Group HOG meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Mighty Eighth Heritage Museum. Call 925-5349.

Historic Victorian Neighborhood Association meets the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion, Post 135, 1108 Bull St. between Park Avenue and Duffy Street. Call 236-8546.

Hostess City Toastmasters Club Gain confidence in public speaking. Meets Tuesday evenings, 7 p.m. at 6206 Waters Ave, Rivers Edge Retirement Community. 355-5450.

Irish Session All instrumentalists interested in Celtic music are welcome. Meets the second and fourth Sundays at 5:30 p.m. at the Folk Traditions Store, 12 Price St. Call 341-8898.

Islands Mothers Club Social club for mothers of young children. The club hosts activities moms and kids can enjoy together and provides a community support network for mothers. Call Julie Bird at 495-9950 or

Learn to play Go

Postage stamp meeting and auction

the game that will soon replace Chess as the intellectual strategy game par excellence., Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Books-AMillion on Abercorn. Call Greg at 232-7549.

The Savannah Stamp Club meeting and stamp auction is held the second Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church, 6412 Waters Ave. Call 354-8870.

Living Roots Community Garden

Progressive Guys’ Discussion Group

is at 31st Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Garden plots are available for the spring/summer season. Call 233-7421 or write to to reserve a space or to volunteer time and talent.

An opportunity for men to discuss books, music, film and cultural issues in an intellectually stimulating and non-judgmental environment. Meets the third Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Sentient Bean Coffee House. 231-8841.

Low Country Artists’ and Artisans’ Society sponsors a Country Textiles African American Quilt Making Guild. Call 447-1888.

Loyal Order of Moose at 2202 Norwood Ave. sponsors bingo every Tuesday and Friday starting at 7:30 p.m. There is a $700 jackpot.

MOMS Club for stay-at-home moms and their children. For information, call Courtney at 921-1462, visit or send e-mail to The Island Mothers of Preschoolers meets every first and third Wednesday at First Baptist Church of the Islands, 6613 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Child care is provided. Call Linda at 897-9632.

Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary meets the first Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. at American Legion Post 184 in Thunderbolt. Call 786-4508.

No Kidding!

Members of Starfleet International and The Klingon Assault Group meet twice a month, on the first Sunday at 4 pm. at Books-AMillion and the third Tuesday at Chen’s Chinese Restaurant at 20 E. Derenne Ave. at 7:30 p.m. Call 692-0382, email or visit The name stands for Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks are held Sundays at 4:50 p.m. at Canine Palace, 618 Abercorn St. Call 234-3336.

Salon for Women Seeking Change Lively discussion, laughter and fun. Call 2368581.


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Savannah Adventure Club People who enjoy outdoor activities and are looking for adventure are invited to join. Visit for information.

Savannah Area Landlord & Real Estate Investors Association

Objectivist Society of Savannah

Savannah Area Sacred Harp Singers

meets biweekly at the Lion’s Den Lounge. Call Brian at 234-2484 or

meets for lunch the second Tuesday of each month at 12:30 p.m. Call 966-3619 or visit

The public is invited to come and sing early American music and folk hymns from the shape note tradition. This non-denominational community musical activity emphasizes participation, not performance. Songs are from The Sacred Harp, an oblong songbook first published in 1844. Call 6550994.

Partners for Community Health

Savannah Art Association

is a group that meets every other month to discuss healthcare topics that impact the community. Call Dana Huffman at 350-6357.

meets the second Thursday of the month from 6-8 p.m. The meeting will be held at Carey Hilliard’s on Skidaway Road at Sunset Boulevard. Call 232-7731.

Philosophical sessions taking on a different topic each time at Barnes & Noble every Wednesday at 7:30 pm. Call 659-2930 or 443-9267.

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Learn to be a real estate investor or landlord. Group meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Spiva Law Group, 12020 Abercorn St. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7:30 p.m.

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Rogue Phoenix Sci-Fi Fantasy Club

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Savannah Brewers’ League Meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at Moon River Brewing Co., 21 W. Bay St. 447-0943. Call 447-0943 or visit and click on Clubs, then Savannah Brewers League.

Savannah Chapter of the Sons of Italy is the oldest and largest national organization that celebrates Italian/American heritage for men and women. Call Dennis Piasio at 1-888-674-2937.

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Savannah Chapter U.S. Green Building Council

munity involvement. Meets the second and fourth Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is included and there is no charge for guests. Call 234-2106 or visit

Savannah Sunrise Rotary club

Tybee Beautification Association

meets every Thursday from 7:30-8:30 am at the First City Club in downtown Savannah. 233-1600.

meets the second Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. With the exception of the June and December meetings, the association meets at the Tybee Community Center.

Savannah Kennel Club

helps you improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly and supportive environment on Mondays at 6:15 p.m. at Memorial Health University Medical Center, Conference Room C. 352-1935.

Tybee Performing Arts Society (TAPS)

Savannah Ultimate Frisbee

Urban Professionals

meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. in Forsyth Park. Bring a white and dark shirt, water, cleats and a positive attitude. Visit for information.

meets first Fridays at 7:30 p.m. at Vu at the Hyatt on Bay Street. If you’re not having fun, you’re not doing it right. Call 272-9830 or send e-mail to

Savannah’s First Pug Playday

meets the fourth Mondays at 6:30 p.m., August through May, at the Coastal Development Services, 7712 Seawright Dr. Those who love smocking and sewing are invited to attend. New members are welcome.

meets the fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. from September through May at the Fire Mountain restaurant on Stephenson Avenue. Those who wish to eat before the meeting are encouraged to arrive earlier. 656-2410.

Savannah Linux Users Group

meets the fourth Tuesday from 5:45-7 p.m. at the Marshall House on Broughton Street. Free and open to the public. Visit, call Tommy at 2360781 or send e-mail to

The group usually meets the first Wednesday of every month. Call 210-9066.

Savannah Chess Club

Savannah Macintosh Users Group (SMUG)

meets Monday at Books-A-Million from 7 to 11 p.m. Bring your chess sets. Call 631-0338 or send e-mail to geocities/

meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. See

Savannah Lions Club meets the second and fourth Thursday at 12:30 p.m. at the Savannah Golf Club. For information, call 355-6033.

Savannah Newcomers Club

has a dinner meeting the fourth Tuesday of each month (except December) at 6 p.m. at the Hunter Club, Hunter Army Airfield. Call John Findeis at 748-7020.

is open to all women who have been in the Savannah area for less than two years. Membership includes a monthly luncheon and program and a variety of activities, tours and events that will assist newcomers in learning about Savannah and making new friends. Call 351-3171.

Savannah Euchre Club

Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Society

Euchre is a four-handed card game in the same family as Hearts and Spades, a poor (but discerning) man’s Bridge. Call Katie at 308-9815.

Dinner meetings are the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Fairmont Restaurant, 65 W. Fairmont Ave. Volunteer Saturdays are the second Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Savannah-Ogeechee Museum & Nature Center at 681 Fort Argyle Rd. (Highway 204) 2.3 miles west of Interstate 95. 748-8068.

Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States

Savannah Express Network Chapter of American Business Women’s Association meets the first Wednesday at 11:45 a.m. at the Savannah Golf Club on East President Street. RSVP to Laura McLaren at 236-6750, Ext. 14, or 898-9362.

Savannah Fencing Club offers beginning classes Tuesday and Thursday evenings for six weeks. Fees are $40. Some equipment is provided. After completing the class, you may become a member of the Savannah Fencing Club for $5 per month. Experienced fencers are welcome to join. Call 429-6918 or send email to

Savannah Italian Club is dedicated to discussing and preserving the heritage of Italians and ItalianAmericans. Meets the first Tuesday at 2717 Livingston Ave. Call Carol Taylor at 9254064.

Savannah Jaycees for young professionals ages 21 to 39 is a Junior Chamber of Commerce that focuses on friendship, career development and com-


Savannah Port City Lions Club meets every first and third Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Ryan’s Restaurant on Stephenson. For information, call 920-9081.

Savannah Psychogeographic Society The society will investigate spaces in and around downtown. Celebrate the ordinary, the extraordinary, the overlooked, the neglected and the transcendent in Savannah’s built and natural landscapes. Contact Ryan at

Savannah Ski Club For information, see

Savannah Stitch-N-Bitch meets every second Tuesday of the month from 6-8 p.m. at wild fibre, 409 E. Liberty St. All that is required is an interest in knitting or crocheting. Bring a project and join in the stitching, talking and munchies. Call 2380514.

Savannah Toastmasters

This group meets every first Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Savannah Dog Park at 41st and Drayton streets. All humans and dogs who live in a pug household are welcome. A donation to the Savannah Dog Park would be appreciated. Contact or

Single People in Christian Education (SPICE)

meets the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the old Tybee school All interested, please attend or send e-mail to

Waving Girl Smocking Guild

Writers Unite! Serious writers who want to read, do warmup writing, hold each other accountable, call 236-3660 and ask for Dana.

discusses education and plans and hosts social events and functions for singles throughout each month. Meets Sunday at 9:30 a.m. at White Bluff United Methodist Church, Room 22.

The Young Professionals of Savannah

Small Business Council

Adult Ballet & Modern Dance Classes

will meet Tuesday, May 2 at 11:45 a.m. at the Fairmont Restaurant. The guest speaker will be Gary Monteith of PUrchasing Alliance Solutions, who will discuss Health Care Options Available to Small Businesses. Call 644-6434.

at Islands Dance Academy, 115 Charlotte Dr, Whitemarsh Island near Publix shopping center. Challenging, rewarding and fun. All levels and body types welcome. BeginnerIntermediate Adult Ballet is held Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Intermediate/Advanced Ballet is held Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Beginner Adult Modern is Mondays from 1-2 p.m. Intermediate/ Advanced Modern is Mondays from 10-11:30 a.m. A variety of youth classes ages 3 to teen are available. Call Sue at 897-2100.

Southside Optimist Club is a civic organization catering to youth and community service projects that meets every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. at Taylor’s Restaurant inside the Days Inn on Mall Boulevard. Call Linda Lee at 695-7733.

Subbuteo Table Soccer meets monthly for tournaments and practice matches. For information, call 667-7204 or visit

The Traveler’s Club Members discuss money-saving travel tips, plan biannual trips to Europe, the Caribbean, Australia, Mexico and more. Learn how to save 70 to 90 percent on travel by becoming a travel agent with your own online travel agency store. The club meets every fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Fire Mountain Restaurant on Stephenson Avenue. No member fees. Call 507-8850.

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American Legion Post 135 Monthly Dance will be held Saturday, May 13 from 8 p.m. to midnight with music by Savannah Steve at 1108 Bull St. Tickets are $7 at the door. Call 233-9277.

Flamenco Enthusiasts This group is looking for people in Savannah who want to dance, sing or play flamenco, also potential instructors. Contact Laura Chason at

The Savannah Shag Club Savannah’s original shag club meets every Wednesday at the Holiday Inn Midtown at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. Call 927-9439. 111 W. DeRenne Ave

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Abercorn St. at 5:30 p.m. Call 447-6605.

hosts Magnificent Mondays from 6:30-11 p.m. at Double’s, Holiday Inn/Midtown, 7100 Abercorn St. Free basic shag, swing, salsa, cha cha, line dance and others are offered the first two Mondays and free shag lessons are offered. The lesson schedule is posted at and announced each Monday. The dance lessons are held 6:30-7:30 p.m. Special cocktail prices are from 6:30-10 p.m. and their are hors d’ouerves. There is no cover charge. Everyone is invited and welcomed into club membership. Call 927-4784 or 398-8784 or visit

are offered Monday and Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Suite 203 of the Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. Cost is $30 for four sessions or $50 for 8 sessions. 819-6463.

Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Youth Dance Program

Jade Lotus Tai Chi Group

The West Broad Street YMCA, Inc. presents its Instructional Dance Program in jazz and ballet for kids 4 to 18. $30 per month for one class and $35 per month for both classes. Call 233-1951.

Fitness A balanced life

offers water aerobics classes, open lap swimming, learn-to-swim classes and lifeguard training classes. Call 652-6793.

Free Nutritional Counseling/Body Fat Testing by certified nutritional consultants. Muscle Quest Sports Nutrition Center, 109 Jefferson St. downtown. Call ahead to reserve a space at 232-4784. Classes are offered Saturdays from 9:3011:30 a.m. and Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. at the Unity Church, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Drop-in rate is $10, $8 for students or 10 classes for $80, $70 for students. All experience levels are welcome. Look on the web at

The Jewish Education Alliance Join Amy Levy at 9:45 am on Fridays for yoga. Fee is $35 per month, Water Aerobics, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 10:30 am. Fee is $42 a month for up to 16 sessions, Step Aerobics will be offered at the JEA on Thursday’s at 6:15 am. Cost is $35 per month. Call Drew Edmonds at 3558111.

Ladies Living Smart fitness club provides nutritional education and exercise to encourage lifestyle changes at the St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910

Free Will Astrology


ARIES (March 21-April 19): Let’s put your salary in perspective. If you earn more than $2,182 per year, you’re wealthier than 85 percent of the world’s population. That’s according to Even though you’re pretty well-off, however, I’m going to dare you to ask for more. It’s the perfect astrological phase to do so. The omens suggest that you will attract benefactors and drum up cosmic support if you make even a half-assed attempt to get richer quicker. Homework: Write down three things you could do to raise your income. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Recently I had minor eye surgery to close some tiny holes in my retina. It wasn’t a big deal--just a preventive measure--and it didn’t have any effect on my actual physical vision. The best part of the experience happened because of the nurse who prepped me for the procedure. She used a felt-tip pen to write “YES” over my right eyebrow, ensuring that the surgeon wouldn’t aim the laser into the wrong eye. I didn’t wash off the “YES” until 24 hours after the operation, and was pleased at the unexpected effect it had. I found myself using my eyes more aggressively--with a greater hunger to study my surroundings. It was as if the written “YES” had given me a subliminal suggestion to switch on a figurative “YES” in my perceptual apparatus. Now I’m recommending this trick to you, Taurus. It’s a perfect astrological moment to perk up your seeing. I dare you to write “YES” over both of your eyebrows.

your tapestry, weaving each thread with care and artistry. On other days you inexplicably unravel the same tapestry, undoing your fine efforts. Is there some hidden purpose in this maddening rhythm--a strategy I can’t fathom? Or is it fueled by a half-conscious compulsion you feel helpless to resist? Please get clear, Gemini, about what’s motivating you to take two steps forward, then two steps backward. I’d like to see you go at least *three* steps forward, two steps backward.

Pregnancy Yoga An 8-week session of Pregnancy Yoga will be held Tuesdays and Thursday from 6-7:15 p.m. beginning May 30 in offices located at 7116 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Pre-natal yoga helps mothers-to-be prepare for a more mindful approach to the challenges of pregnancy, labor and delivery. The instructor is Ann Carroll. Cost is $90 for once per week or $150 for twice per week for the 8-week session. Call 667-8877 for information or space availability or send e-mail to

Private Yoga Instruction Have you always wanted to try yoga but were unsure about participating in group classes? Do you need a safe, gentle and effective method of creating radiant health, reducing and even eliminating stress, and increasing happiness and joy in your life? Then consider learning the ancient and timehonored science of yoga in your own home. Instruction will be tailored to fit your individual needs and help you create a daily, personal practice or allow you to feel more confident practicing in a group setting. The instructor is certified and thoroughly educated in the practical applications of yoga

Savannah Yoga Center Classes offered seven days a week. Drop-in rate $13, Student drop-in rate $11 with ID. Active duty military/dependents $9. Community Flow Yoga Class is offered the second, third and fourth Sundays for $5. The schedule is: Monday Gentle Yoga from 10-11:15 a.m. and Flow Yoga Level 1 and 2 from 6-7:15 p.m.; Tuesday: Yoga Basics from 6-7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Dynamic Flow Yoga from 12:15-1:30 p.m. and Yin and Level 1 Flow Yoga from 6-7:15 p.m.; Thursday: Anusara Inspired Glow All Levels from 6:307:45 p.m. and Dynamic Flow Yoga Level 1 and 2 from 6:30-7:45 p.m.; Friday: Dynamic Flow Yoga Level 1 and 2 from 9:30-10:45 a.m.; Saturday, Anusara Inspired Flow All Levels from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; and Sunday, Community Flow from 5-6:15 p.m. Located at the International Center for Leadership and Coaching, 25 E. 40th St. at Drayton Street. Call Kelley Boyd Crane at 441-6653 or visit

Tai Chi Classes are offered Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Suite 203, Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. Four sessions are $30 or eight sessions are $50. Call 819-6463.

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CANCER (June 21-July 22): “An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all,” said author Elbert Hubbard. I don’t know if I would go quite that far, but I do like the notion that the best ideas are disruptive to the status quo. Your mission in the coming weeks, Cancerian, is to flirt with and even embrace ideas like that--revolutionary perspectives that tend to undermine the way things have always been done and usher in fresh approaches to living the good life. For inspiration, you might want to check out The World Question Center (, which is collecting answers to the question “What is your dangerous idea?” LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): In the pagan calendar, the coming week brings Beltane, one of the major holidays of the year. Halfway between the spring equinox and the summer solstice, it marks a time of teeming fertility, when the life forces of the natural world are in full bloom, in our bodies as much as in plants and animals. At Beltane, many of us have access to more creativity than usual. Our vitality may be at a peak and our libidos fully unfurled. The effect is enhanced for you Leos by the fact that you’re in the confidence- building phase of your personal cycle. As a result, you now have an excellent opportunity to get into *the zone,* where you can wield power with a playful spirit that’s nourishing to everyone whose life you touch.

sphere. You’ll be mingling with life forms and natural phenomena that you’ve never come in contact with up until now.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Will the truth set you free? Maybe, but first it will set you on fire, metaphorically speaking. Once you have been completely consumed by the flames and been reborn out of the ashes like the mythical phoenix, *then* you might be able to figure out how to use the truth to set yourself free--and to set others free as well. As long as you’re armed with the knowledge in this horoscope, Libra, the process won’t hurt as much as you might imagine. In fact, the predominant sensation may be exultation. Here’s some homework to get you started: Write your three top fears on a piece of paper and burn it. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): The Sun and Mercury are lighting up your astrological House of Relationships. Uranus, the planet of awakening, is animating your House of Creativity, and is in a sweetly harmonious aspect with the expansive planet Jupiter, which is invigorating your House of Beginnings. What does it all mean? You have a fantastic opportunity to experiment with the ways you conduct your intimate alliances. I suggest that you have major fun as you introduce previously undreamed-of innovations into your three best bonds. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “The biggest problem in the

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Bird-watchers in North Dakota are GEMINI (May 21-June 20): On some days you work on creating

are offered at the St. Joseph’s/Candler Center for WellBeing, Suite 203 of the Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. Four sessions are $30, eight sessions are $50. Pre-register at 819-6463.

reporting a host of unusual sightings. A mountain plover has been spotted for the first time since the 1930s. The cormorant-like anhinga, which is native to swamps in southern climates, has also made an appearance. So has the Eurasian wigeon, a noisy duck that is rarely found outside of Europe and Asia. In addition, there have been visits by five other species that are unknown in the area. What’s going on? Another byproduct of global warming and the weird effects it’s generating? Maybe. Whatever it is, Virgo, a metaphorically similar experience will soon occur in your

world could have been solved when it was small,” said the Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu. Let this advice serve as an early warning, Sagittarius. Unless you pounce immediately, a simple little glitch will eventually turn into a huge, nightmarish puzzle. Luckily, you now have all the resources you need to dispatch the annoyance with relative grace and ease.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Here are your magic words for the coming week: *spree, frolic, whoopee, carouse, escapade, fiesta, and siesta.* Invoke them often as you act out their

meanings. And if your research into the altered states they stir up results in complaints from people who’d prefer you to act like a predictable machine, I’ve written the following excuse note for you to give them: *Please forgive Capricorns for departing from their routine behavior, including but not limited to disobeying orders, defying fate, sticking out their tongues, belly-laughing at odd moments, and dancing backwards on the tombstones of evildoers. They are currently under the influence of astrological factors that tend to dissolve inhibitions and awaken dormant joy.*

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): It’s Return to the Source Week for you, Aquarius--also known as Listen to Your Wild Heart Week and Honor Your Core Truths Week and Focus on the Juicy Gist Week. The best way to celebrate this priority-sharpening, attention-honing time is to get twice as serious about feeding the one dream that’s more important to you than all others. Now study the counsel of Malidoma Some, as expressed in his book *Of Water and the Spirit*: “No one’s center is like anyone else’s. Find your own center, not the center of your neighbor, not the center of your father or mother or family or ancestor, but the center that is yours and yours alone.” PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): For six and a half months in 1881, James Garfield was President of the United States. More impressive than his modest accomplishments during his short time in office was his multilingual ambidexterity. He could write a passage in Latin with one hand even as he wrote in Greek with the other hand. That kind of skill reminds me of the aptitudes you will have in the coming weeks, Pisces. If you so choose, you’ll be able to take multitasking to profound new levels. Juggling will be your ruling metaphor. You may even be able to make a beautiful mess with one hand while creating a dynamic peace with the other. ◗

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Student massage and yoga classes are offered at the Savannah School of Massage Therapy, Inc. Cost ranges from $20 to $30 for a one-hour massage and sessions are instructor supervised. Call 355-3011 for an appointment. Multi-level yoga classes are offered Monday and Friday at 5:45 p.m. Cost is $10 for drop-ins, $40 for a package card of five classes. Walk-ins are welcome. The school is located at 6413B Waters Ave.

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as well as its history and philosophy, and has taught group classes and private students for the past 10 years. For information or scheduling, call Hunter Leaf, 354-9274.



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Water aerobics at the JEA The Jewish Educational Alliance is offering aquatics classes. Call Shannon at 748-2393.

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day Come celebrate, learn more about tai chi and try it for yourself on April 30 at 4 p.m. at the Unity Church, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Jade Lotus Tai Chi Group. Look on the web at

Yoga The City of Savannah, Leisure Services, Recreation Services Department, offers a yoga class on Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Windsor Forest Center, 414 Briarcliff Circle. The fee is $10 per month for ages 14 and over. Call 921-2105 or 651-3650.

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Yoga Flow classes taught by Debra Whalen R.Y.T. are offered Wednesdays from 5:30-6:45 p.m. at Muscle Quest Sports Nutrition Center, 109 Jefferson St. downtown. $10 drop-in fee. Call ahead to reserve a space at 232-4784.

Yoga Master Doug Swenson will present a workshop hosted by the Savannah Yoga Center on Thursday, May 21 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Epworth Methodist Church, 2201 Bull St. The cost is $55 before May 25 and $65 at the door. Call Kelley Boyd Crane at 441-6653 or visit

Yoga @ Work A six-week series of Yoga @ Work will be held Mondays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in offices located in downtown Savannah starting in January. The series will incorporate discussions about stress and provide tools to use during the work day to combat the stress we all experience. The class is available to

all ages and levels of physical ability. No special attire is needed. The instructor is Ann Carroll. The cost is $90. Call 667-8877 for information on space availability or send e-mail to

The Yoga Room Monday Level I and II 6:30-8 p.m., Mommy and Me Yoga 4-5 p.m. Tuesday Level II and III from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday Level I from 10-11:30 a.m. and Level I and II from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday Vinyasa Flow from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Friday Level I from 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday Vinyasa Flow from 9-10 a.m. and Level I from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Sunday Level II and III from 5-6:30 p.m. There are openings for private sessions on weekends. Visit or call 8980361.

Yogalates Classes are offered by St. Joseph’s/Candler for WellBeing on Thursdays from 5:45-6:45 p.m. in Suite 203 of the Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. The cost is $30 for four sessions or $50 for eight sessions. Call 819-6463.

Food and Beverage Calling All Cooks The Tybee Island Marine Science Center is planning to publish a cookbook that will feature seafood recipes along with illustrations and the natural history of the fish, crabs, shrimp, oysters, mussels, clams and so on featured in each dish. The cookbook also will include appetizers, salads, side dishes and deserts that will compliment the seafood entrees. Visit for information on submitting your recipes.

Gay & Lesbian Alpha Financial Management seminars A series of free seminars specifically designed for the LGBT community will be held. Attendees will learn about the tools needed to increase their wealth, protect their assets, take actions that are congruent with their own values, and to build a sense of financial and emotional security in life. For information, call 353-9343.

First City Network Board Meeting Meets the first Monday at 6 p.m. at FCN’s office, 307 E. Harris St., 3rd floor. 236-2489.

First City Network Community Center and Library The FCN Community Center & Library is open Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Visitors are welcome to check out gay/lesbian books and obtain information on “Gay Savannah” businesses and happenings. 236-CITY

is a children’s therapy group for children of GLBT parents. Groups range in age from 10 to 18 and are held twice a month. Call 3522611.

Health Beautiful Smiles s a seminar that will be presented April 25 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 447-6605.

Can’t Sleep? Can’t sleep or stay asleep? Hypnosis and guided imagery works. Call 201-0071 for more information.

Community HealthCare Center

offers assistance to youth and young adults who need and want a job or a better job. Call 236-2489 or send e-mail to

is a non-profit organization that provides free medical care for uninsured individuals who work or live in Chatham County and do not qualify for Medicare or Medicaid. All patients receive free examinations, medicine through the patient assistance program and free lab work. Women receive free pap smears and mammograms. Call 692-1451 to see if you qualify for services. Located at 310 Eisenhower Dr., No. 5, Medical Center.

Friends & Company bowling league

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meets Sundays at 5:30 p.m. at AMF Victory Lanes, 2055 E. Victory Dr. 354-5710.

offers free blood pressure checks Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1900 Abercorn St. Call 232-6624.

First City Network’s Workforce project

Gay AA Meeting meets Sunday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at 307 E. Harris St., second floor. For information, contact Mark at 441-4407.

Georgia Equality Savannah is the local chapter of Georgia’s largest gay rights group. 104 W. 38th St. 944-0996.

Lesbian Potluck Girls eat and socialize. Meets the 3rd Saturday of each month. 236-CITY.

Lesbian Therapy Group Share your thoughts, feelings and concerns in a safe, confidential environment that is facilitated by a licensed therapist the second and fourth Friday at 7 p.m. Spaces are limited. Call 352-2611.

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Standout is First City’s gay youth support group. Meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. at the FCN Headquarters, 307 E. Harris St., 3rd floor. Call 657-1966.

Dual Recovery Anonymous This 12-step program addresses all addictions and mental health recovery. Persons who are recovering from an addiction and a mental health problem can send e-mail to for information.

Eating Disorders/Self Harm Support Group A 12-step group for people with eating disorders and self-harm disorders. For information, call Brandon Lee at 927-1324.

Free blood pressure checks and blood sugar screenings are conducted at three locations within St. Joseph’s/Candler. From 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 5:15-7 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, checks will be offered at the St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 447-6605 to make an appointment. Checks are offered every Monday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Smart Senior office, No. 8 Medical Arts Center. No appointment is necessary. Checks will be offered Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s Community Center at 812 W. 36th St. Call 447-0578.

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Free Skin Cancer Screening will be held by St. Joseph’s/Candler on April 8 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Tybee Island YMCA. To register, call 819-3368.

Gastric Bypass Surgery Session Memorial Health Bariatrics presents free informational sessions every Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Medical Education Auditorium with Dr. John Angstadt and other staff members, who discuss obesity and the surgical process. Free. Call 350-DIET or visit

Got a drug problem? Need help? Call the Narcotics Anonymous Helpline at 1800-334-3322.

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La Leche League of Savannah Call Phoebe at 897-9261.

Lose Weight like Mark Merlis on Dateline. Safe, effective, reasonable cost. Researchers at the University of Connecticut found that people who used hypnosis lost 60 percent more weight than any other method. The Alpha Institute, 201-0071.

Mammograms St. Joseph’s/Candler will be performing mammograms to screen for breast cancer in its mobile screening unit. SJ/C accepts most insurance plans. Financial assistance is available to women who qualify.

Memorial Health blood pressure check are offered free every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at GenerationOne. 3507587.

Memorial Health CPR training FitnessOne provides American Heart Association courses each month to certify individuals in infant, child and adult CPR. The cost is $30. Call 350-4030 or visit

Memorial Health group meditation sessions are offered free to the public every Tuesday from 5:30-6 p.m. on the third floor of the Center for Advanced Medicine.

Memorial Health heart risk assessment is held once a month at FitnessOne. The appointment takes about 40 minutes and the cost is $50. Call Midge at 350-4042.

Memorial Health Joint Replacement Lecture This free orthopedic lecture series is held the third Tuesday of each month from 6:157:30 p.m. in the Medical Education Auditorium at Memorial Health to educate the community about the risk factors of arthritis, the prevention of arthritis and medical and surgical joint replacement. To register, call 350-3603.

Memorial Health SET Focus Group This is a program to encourage Sickle Cell patients ages 11 to 18 and their parents/caregivers to learn more about Sickle Cell disease. Call Donna at 350-5616 or Saundra at 350-3396.

The Midwife Group of Coastal Georgia The Midwife Group offers a free program to women at any stage of pregnancy that includes free information on pregnancy,

Planned Parenthood Hotline First Line is a statewide hotline for women who want information on health services. Open every night from 7-11p.m. 1-800-2647154.

Project SAVE The program provides eye exams, education and care to those who have no health insurance, are unable to pay for care privately and meet certain qualifications. The clinic meets Thursdays by appointment. Call 352-2032.

Stop Smoking Researchers at the University of Iowa combined 600 studies covering 72,000 people and found that hypnosis is the most effective way to stop smoking. Call the Alpha Institute. 201-0071.

Wanted: CPR and First Aid Instructors The Savannah Chapter of the American Red Cross is looking for instructors. Call 6515371 or send email to

Historic Dead Sea Scrolls The Jewish Educational Alliance is organizing a trip to Charlotte, N.C. to see the Dead Sea Scrolls on Wednesday, May 3, the 58th anniversary of Israel’s independence. The cost is $58 per person, which includes bus transportation, museum fee, continental breakfast, snacks, a lecture and movie. The Dead Sea Scrolls is a traveling exhibit from the Israel Museum in Jerusalem featuring 10 original scrolls and three replicas. Space is limited. Call 355-8111.

Lectures Roy Anderson to speak The Savannah Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council will host a lecture with Ray Anderson, founder and CEO of Interface Inc., one of the world’s largest interior furnishing companies, and a recognized leader in the green business movement. He will speak Thursday, April 27 at 7 p;m. at Orleans Hall, 201 Barnard St. A reception in Orleans Square will follow. To RSVP, call Angela Lewis at 236-0781 or send e-mail to

Nature & Environment Dolphin Project of Georgia Boat owners, photographers and other volunteers are needed to help conduct scientific research which will take place one weekend during the months of January, April, July and October. Must be at least 18 years old. Call 232-6572 or visit

Kennesaw Mountain Ogeechee Audubon Chapter will travel to Kennesaw Mountain on Friday, April 28. Call Dot Bambach at 598-3764 for information.

Migratory Birds Wilderness Southeast is sponsoring a spring migration bird walk on April 27 and May 4 from 7-8:30 a.m. Join an expert birder for a stroll through Forsyth Park listening for and searching out colorful neo-tropical migratory songbirds. Wear comfortable shoes and bring binoculars and bug spray. Runs in a drizzle, cancels in a downpour.

Suggest donation $5. Call 897-5108 for reservations.

$3 per person for everyone over 4. 898-3980 or visit

Native Medicinal Plant Walk

Tybee Island Marine Science Center

Peter Brodhead, Savannah’s specialist in naturopathic healing, will lead a walk to forage for and learn both historical and current medicinal use for native plants. Will be held Saturday, April 29 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Museum, 12 miles west of Interstate 95 on Georgia 204. The cost is $10. Reservations are required. Call 897-5108.

Ogeechee Audubon Chapter

The exhibits and aquariums are home to more than 100 species of fish, reptiles, amphibians, corals and other interesting sea creatures. Beach Discovery Walks are offered Fridays and Saturdays at 2 p.m. Call 786-5917 for information about current programs. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for children 3-16. The center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Tuesdays when it is open 9 a.m. to noon.

Call Dot Bambach at 598-3764.

Volunteers needed for Tybee Marine Center

Take a walk on the wild side

Tybee Marine Science Center is looking for volunteers interested in supporting educational programs. Help is needed with touch tank presentations, animal care, special events, sea turtle monitoring, outreach programs, gift shop and office duties. Call 7865917 or visit

at the Oatland Island Education Center. The “Native Animal Nature Trail” features a variety of live animals and landscapes and winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland and salt marsh habitats. Located 5 miles east of downtown off the Islands Expressway. M-F:9 a.m.-4 p.m. and most Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is

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My Brothaz Home, Inc., a local nonprofit HIV/AIDS organization, offers free HIV/AIDS and STD awareness training, risk reduction counseling and prevention case management to individual males and groups of males. Upon completion of the training, a monetary incentive and educational materials will be given to each participant. Call 231-8727.

birth and parenting, an opportunity to talk to other pregnant women and information on a certified nurse midwife-assisted birth, whether at a birth center or area hospital. Call 826-4155 or send e-mail to



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Pets and Animals Pet First Aid and CPR Certification Class will be held Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Savannah Chapter of the American Red Cross on Drayton Street. In recognition of National Pet First Aid Awareness Month, a $10 discount is available by registering through Coastal Pet Rescue’s website at For information, call Dan Kurtz at 651-5323 or Lisa Scarbrough at 351-4151.

St. Almo The name stands for Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks are held Sundays at 4:50 p.m. at Canine Palace, 618 Abercorn St. Call 234-3336. This group meets every first Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Savannah Dog Park at 41st and Drayton streets. All humans and dogs who live in a pug household are welcome. A donation to the Savannah Dog Park would be appreciated. Contact or

Readings & Signings A.W.O.L. -- All Walks of Life, Inc. is a spoken word troupe that hosts an open mic night every third Sunday at the Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Free and open to the public.

The Casual Poets Society holds an open poetry reading the second Saturday of the month at 4 p.m. at The Casual Reader bookstore, 1213 Highway 80. on Tybee Island at The Shops at Tybee Oaks. Call 786-7655.

Circle of Sister/Brotherhood Book Club meets the last Sunday at 4 p.m. at the center, 1910 Abercorn St. 447-6605.

Inspirational book club Wesley Community Centers offers weekly book discussions of life situations and complexities every Monday at 6:30 p.m. at 1601 Drayton St. All women and teen-aged girls are invited to attend. Stop by the center or call 447-5711.

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The Islands book group discusses thought-provoking literature with a different theme monthly the second Monday at 7 p.m. at the Islands Branch Library, 125 Wilmington Island Rd. 897-6233.

Lunch bunch book group An open book discussion the fourth Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Barnes & Noble. Participants can talk about any book.

Music and Poetry Reading is held every third Sunday at 7 p.m. at Thread’s at Coastal Coffee at the corner of Victory and Skidaway. Free admission.

Page turners book group meets monthly to get the scoop on what other adults are reading at the Ogeechee Branch Library, 1820 Ogeechee Rd. Call 232-1339.

Reader’s theater meeting every other Thursday from 4-5:30 p.m. at the South Effingham Library in Rincon. This performance group is a free program for middle and high school students. Call Linda Bridges, children’s coordinator at 826-2222.

Tea time at Ola’s book discussion group that meets the fourth Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Ola Wyeth Branch Library, 4 E. Bay St. Call Beatrice Wright at 652-3660. Bring ideas and lunches. Tea provided. 232-5488 or 652-3660.

Religious & Spiritual An Evening of Devotional Chanting Join Winged Medrese chanters Susan Lamb, Elizabeth Stewart, Jacquie Fraser and Marilyn Fishel on Saturday, April 29 at 6:308:30 p.m. at House in the Pines in the Isle of Hope area. Chant Sanskrit syllables from yogic traditions, sing chants from spiritual traditions around the world, add your own harmonies or play rhythm instruments from their collection. $6 in advance or $8 at the door. Register and request directions by calling Susan Lamb at 232-4065 or sending e-mail to

Abyssinia Baptist Church 95th Anniversary Abyssinia Baptist Church at 1622 Ogeechee Road will celebrate its 95th anniversary April 27-30. Dr. Michael E. Battle, president of the Interdenominational Theological Center, will deliver the concluding message on April 30

at 11 a.m. On April 27 and 28, the Rev. W. Anthony Jones, pastor of Bethel Baptist Church, Int., and the Rev. John Jennings, pastor of First Smyrna Baptist Church, will deliver the anniversary message. On April 29 from 2-4 p.m., the Brother To Brother Revival will be held with a cook-out on the church grounds. Dr. Battle will address the gathering at 3 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

was a religious leader who came to Jesus by night looking for a way out of the darkness. He received revolutionary understanding that compelled him to forsake everything to become a disciple. Jesus was considered a heretic for his radical teachings that people should give up their own possessions and care for one another instead of themselves. Would Jesus’ teaching require anything less today?

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Quakers (Religious Society of Friends)

The Service of Compline, “Saying good night to God,” is chanted Sunday evenings at 9 p.m. by the Compline Choir of Christ Church Savannah (Episcopal), located on Johnson Square.

meet Sundays, 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 W. President St., Savannah. Call Janet Pence at 247-4903.

Christian Businessmen’s Committee meets for a prayer breakfast every Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. at Peggy Lynn’s Country Cooking, 3718 Ogeechee Rd. Call 964-4297.

Ekklesia, The Church Do church in a casual and relaxed setting on Saturday nights. Fellowship begins at 6 p.m., praise and worship at 6:30 p.m. in the BSU building on Abercorn between the Publix Shopping Center and the Armstrong campus. Call 596-4077.

Hands of Christ Service Project City-wide work day on Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 a.m. with opening worship and a continental breakfast at First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. A free nursery will be provided. All volunteers are invited to a free barbecue lunch at noon at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 10 W. 31st St. Volunteers from throughout the community are invited to participate, but should sign up in advance by calling 354-7615.

Living the Questions Trinity Church offers an introduction to the Christian faith for anyone in search of a new way of looking at the Church. Called an “unapologetically liberal alternative to the Alpha Course,” it strives to create an environment where seekers and “church alums” alike can discuss and question traditional theological ideas. Thursdays at 7 p.m. at Trinity Church on Telfair Square. Free and open to the public. Call 233-4766.

Nicodemus by Night An open forum is held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at 223 E. Gwinnett St. Nicodemus

Reading the Bible Again A 5-week course based on the book by Marcus Borg will be held Tuesdays from 1:30-3:30 p.m. or 7-9 p.m. (choose one) at Unity of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. The textbook may be purchased at Unity Bookstore. A love offering will be taken at each class. Call 355-4704 or visit

Savannah Buddhist Sitting Group meets Sundays from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, on Habersham Street at East Harris and East Macon Streets, on Troup Square. Please arrive and be seated no later than 8:55 a.m. Sitting and walking meditation and Dharma talk or reading. All practices are welcome. Newcomers should contact Cindy Beach, lay ordained Soto Zen Buddhist, at 429-7265 for sitting instruction.

Soka Gakkai of America (SGI-USA) SGI-USA is an American Buddhist movement for world peace that practices Nichiren Buddhism by chanting NAM MYOHO RENGE KYO. call Gil at 659-1917 after 7 p.m.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah A liberal religious community where different people with different beliefs gather as one faith. On April 30, the Rev. Joan KahnSchneider will speak from the topic Atheism is Not Nothing. The service will be held Sunday, at 11 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall behind the church’s Troup Square Sanctuary. For information, call 234-0980, or send e-mail to or visit www.jinglebellchurch org. The Uncommon Denomination. ◗

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BOWFLEX ULTIMATE, Brand new, fully assembled. PowerRod resistance up to 310 lbs. 90 exercises, leg ext./leg curl, lat tower. Owners manual and reference poster. Purchased for 2k, asking $1200. 912-756-4034.

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630 General Help Guitar/Drum Sales A career for musicians Portman’s is adding another sales person to our Savannah team. You have: knowledge of guitar and/or drum products A winning personality Demonstrated work ethic Interest in a sales career. We offer competitive wages, benefits, paid vacations and a positive working environment with room for advancement. Resumes to: BAND Wanted: Mexican inspired band to play on Cinco-deMayo. Call 912-596-0236 Mellow Mushroom Now hiring for all positions! Please inquire within at 11 West Liberty St. Savannah Sun Coast Realty is expanding and hiring real estate agents. If you are interested in high commissions, great working conditions, call for an interview. Located on the second floor of 820 Abercorn St, Savannah, near the Mansion! 912-5079800 or 912 341-8005 * Uncle Harry’s Gentlemen’s Club Now Hiring Dancers/Entertainers. Tired of making $200 a week? Come make $200 a day. 233-6930. N. Lathrop Ave. Fannies on the Beach Now Hiring Servers, Cooks, Hostess, Experienced Bartender Have Fun and make great money when you work at Fannies, We're Oceanfront with lots of Tybee Island personality! Apply in person @ 1613 Strand near 17th St. Fax

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PART TIME DRIVERS Drivers to transport people who have developmental disabilities to and from home to work in agency vehicles. Must work split shift, mornings and afternoons. Must be dependable. Must have a valid Georgia driver’s license. Must have reliable transportation and proof of vehicle insurance. Must consent to a criminal background check and be able to be certified in CPR and First aid. Apply at: Coastal Center for Developmental Services, Inc. 1249 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah, GA 31406. BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN SALON seeks Experienced Stylist. Fabulous surroundings, great co-workers and generous commission schedule. Give yourself and your clients the very best. Terrence James Salon, 912-233-6617. PT HOUSEKEEPER Needed. 12-15 hours per week to help prepare home for weddings/receptions. Must like to iron, work with houseplants and make floral arrangements. Must be very organized and have transportation. Call Laura, 912-657-2204. Hairstylists Needed NOW for Islands Salon. Management positions available. Guaranteed pay! Must be licensed. Call NOW 912-667-1620

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INSTRUCTOR Immediate opening for a highly motivated, energetic individual to provide direct training of work related skills to adults with developmental disabilities. Responsibilities include: daily production recording and maintaining deadlines for inhouse contracts. Applicant must consent to a background investigation, have a high school diploma, and physically able to lift. Must be able to be certified in CPR and First Aid. Excellent fringe benefits. Apply at 1249 Eisenhower Drive. Now Hiring Experienced Cooks, Cashiers, and Servers Apply in person to: Johnny Harris Restaurant 1651 E. Victory Drive Between 2:00pm-4:00pm NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

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635 East Henry Street Wonderful Newer Construction on a tremendous lot. This 3BDR, 2 ? BA home offers a great floor plan, completely fenced, front and side porches. Would be a super home for the first-time buyer or an investment property. Offered at $219,000. Call Don Callahan 441-4416 Mopper-Stapen Realty*

404 East 40 th Street Arts and Crafts fixer. Over 2400 square feet of 1930’s charm! Hardwood floors, 2 FP’s, separate LR & DR, eat-in kitchen, large back yard and a wonderful generous sized porch to relax and take in the neighborhood. Just waiting for your touches and Offered at $192,000. Call Don Callahan 441-4416 Mopper-Stapen Realty*

110 Marsh Side Dr. Wilmington Island $199,000 This 3BR/2 full BA home is located on a cul-d-sac in quiet Marsh Creek Subdivision Off Quarterman Rd. It features a large fenced yard backing up to Greenbelt, hardwood floors and carpet, greatroom, built in gas BBQ grill, and patio. Must see, in great condition! Call Michael McCormick 4418285 Steven A McCormick Appraisals and Realty*

406 E. 35th Street Such a deal – Offered in “AsIs” condition, this 3bdr. 1ba. home is your opportunity to turn it into a showplace. Look beyond the vinyl siding and carpet and you will find clapboard on the exterior and heart pine floors. Don’t let this one pass you by. Just $139,000. Call Don Callahan 441-4416 Mopper-Stapen Realty*

14 Harlan Dr. Great Location! $215,000 All brick 3 BR/2 BA home, hardwood floors throughout, sunroom, sits on a wonderful lot with a huge fenced backyard that backs up to Greenbelt. This home is ready for your family! Call Michael McCormick 4418285 Steven A McCormick Appraisals and Realty* 39 Bull River Bluff Upgraded 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo in popular Bull River Bluff with a stunning marsh view. Seller has added new wood floors throughout, new kitchen counters and appliances, glassed in sun porch, and much more. The best buy on the island at $149,000 Call Shelly with RE/MAX at 604-8177 or 355-7711.* 135 East 53rd Street Large Ardsley bungalow with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, living room, dining room, sunroom, kitchen, and breakfast room. Upstairs master suite with walk-in closet, and large bathroom with double vanities and whirlpool tub. Office, and sitting room. New paint, carpet, refinished hardwood floors, new tile, and recoated lifetime metal roof. Seller is a licensed real estate agent in the state of Georgia. $335,000. Call Shelly with RE/MAX at 604-8177 or 355-7711.* 611 East 49th Street Great Ardsley bungalow with 3 bedrooms, 1-1/2 baths downstairs, new updated kitchen complete with new cabinetry and appliances, large open rooms with beautiful hardwood floors, and upstairs bonus

room with bath. Living room, dining room, and large kitchen. Great location, great lot, and lots of house for the money. $285,000. Call Shelly with RE/MAX at 604-8177 or 355-7711.* Jefferson Commons Be the first to own one of these six - 2 bedroom, 2 bath condos in the heart of the Historic District. Conveniently located close to SCAD. Features 4 fireplaces, spiral stair case, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Gated, off street parking. $196,000 each Alexander Grikitis 912-220-1700 The Coastal Real Estate Group*

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1224 East 48 th Street Craftsman Style Cottage located in the Parkside Community. 3 bedrooms/1 bath, separate Dining room and Living room, 4 working fireplaces. Refinished heart pine floors throughout and ceiling fans in many rooms. Rear garden with a patio for entertaining along with additional large side yards. Asking $189,900. CALL LORI JUDGE AT JUDGE REALTY 912-484-1514 .

1014 Abercorn Street Stunning totally remolded “ New York ” style 3bdr., 2ba. loft over two large fabulous commercial spaces. Opportunity awaits for a variety of options. Live atop your own business in the thriving Victorian District. Only 1 block from Forsyth Park .Offered at $550,000. Owner/Agent Call Don Callahan 441-4416 Mopper-Stapen Realty*

219 East 31 st Street Circa 1905 Victorian Home offering over 3,000sq. ft. of impressive details. Triple parlors, 6 fpl’s, crown moldings, medallions and pocket doors. This Southern Lady boasts 5 Bdr., 3 ? Ba. large lot and is waiting for your personal attention. Own a piece of old Savannah . Offered at $435,000.* Call Don Callahan 441-4416 Mopper-Stapen Realty*

529 E. 31 st Street Recently renovated duplex. Wonderful details throughout offering 2 BRDS, 2 BA, High ceilings, fully equipped kitchen and fenced back yard. Area of active renovation. Great investment. Just $199,900 Call Don Callahan 441-4416 Mopper-Stapen Realty*

103 Whitaker. is steps from Broughton Street! Deluxe Condo with 2 bedrooms, custom everything, including the gorgous furniture! Wide huge TV included, custom cherry cabinets, granite counter tops, 2 sinks, brick wall with high ceilings, and shutters, must see this. $485,000 Rhondda @ Sun Coast Realty 912 507-9800. 1116 East 50th Street is a beautiful 3 bedroom home with gardens in the yard! Loads of built ins and 3 enclosed porches. Very quiant and special - $355,000 Rhondda Sun Coast Realty, 912 507-9800 732 East 32nd Street Cute bungelow in excellent move-in condition with 2 bedrooms, working fireplace, 3 new window units for heat/air and seperate little building, plus garage. $85,900 . Currently rented. Great home or investment! Rhondda @ Sun Coast Realty 912-5079800

407 East 34th Street Arts & Crafts details in this 3 bedroom, 1 bath home. Wood floors throughout, plaster walls and 4 fireplaces. Located in an area of active restoration and growth. Great single family or convert to a duplex. $175,000 Alexander Grikitis 912-220-1700 Coastal Real Estate Group*

518 East Duffy Street A beautiful newly re-done home with 3 bedrooms, 1 bath. Kitchen has a sub zero fridge, dishwasher, honed granite countertops and travertine floors. The rest of the house has original heart of pine floors, plaster walls in good shape, and 3 fireplaces. W/D included. Currently rents for $1,000 month. $225,000 Alexander Grikitis 912-2201700 Coastal Real Estate Group*

9' plus ceilings, plantation shutters, surround sound speakers, sprinkler system in yard. 4 bdrms/3 baths, bonus room, separate study, eat in kitchen/separate dining room. Bonus has closet. Can be used for 5th bedroom. Great room w/fireplace. Call LaTrelle @ 658-7777.H-

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All brick with interior arches, wood floors, brick fireplace in Great Room. Crown molding, 9 ft. plus ceilings, oversized whirlpool tub, separate shower and sitting room in master suite. For your personal viewing call LaTrelle @ 658-7777 H4375 REDUCED!! To $239,900 View our video @

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Beautiful open floor plan with lots of windows, hardwood floors, crown moldings, privacy blinds and window treatments. Home has screened porch and deck overlooking pond; security and sprinkler systems. Built in book cases in Great Room. For your personal viewing of this lovely home call LaTrelle @ 912658-7777 H-4458 $259,900 ERA AdamsPevey Realty 826-2550

Beautifully appointed 3 bed/3 bath home on 5 +/acres. Deck overlooking 1 1/2 acre stocked pond, inground pool and Koi pond with waterfall. Large greatroom, separate dining room. Jenn-Air cooktop in kitchen with large, separate eating area. Skylights with remote control blinds. Dentil molding, wood floors. 30 x 50 insulated 3 bay metal building with electricity. Many extras! $438,000 H- 4211 Call Latrelle for details @ 658-7777 ERA Adams-Pevey Realty 826-2550*

Beautifully appointed 3 bed/2bath home. Second floor overlooking great room and cathedral ceiling. Great room features a clerestory that illuminates the front rooms in the home. Upstairs has a bonus room and master retreat has loft/study that can be converted into additional bedroom. Above ground pool overlooking beautiful 2 acres. For more pictures view our video @ media/211magnolia.wmv For your personal showing of this lovely property call LaTrelle @658-7777 ERA Adams-Pevey Realty 8262550 REDUCED!! To $244,900 H-4309*

Magnificent 3 story executive brick home with 6 bedrooms, 4.5 baths within walking distance from the Grand Lake Lodge and Spa in Southbridge. Purchase now and customize your colors, flooring, counter tops and appliances. For your continued on page 44

MIDTOWN 2023 Alaska- 3bd, 1ba home located close to transportation and downtown. $750.00 220 E. 53rd St.-3 bd, 1 ba home in Ardsley Park, screened in front porch with swing, fenced yard $1,200.00 Skidaway.-2bd, 1 ba garage apartment, washer/dryer hookup, separate living and dining room, convenient to bus stop $650.00

SOUTHSIDE 90 Stonelake- 2bd, 2 ba townhome, high ceilings throughout, amazing master bath with double vanity, glass enclosed shower and a jacuzzi tub $950.00 131 Wax Myrtle- 4 bd, 2 ba home, newly constructed home, be the first to call this place home, community pool privileges included $1,300.00

ISLANDS 237 Andrews Rd- 1 bd eclectic home on Talahi Island, perfect for the artsy type $695.00 5 Sea Palm Cove- 3bd, 2 ba home in Palmetto Cove, great room with fireplace, breakfast area, formal dining room, small den or office, split bedroomplan, 2 car garage, fenced yard $1,300.00

234-4406 305 W. TAYLOR STREET 2 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath townhome in newly constructed Taylor Row, living room and dining room combo, central heat and air, garage parking, shared courtyard. $2,100/mo. 103 EAST PARK AVENUE Front apartment. 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartment adjacent to Forsyth Park. Living room, dining room, kitchen. $900/mo. 318 WEST WAYNE Carriage House. Newly constructed studio apartment, great for young professional water/electric included. $1,000/mo. 316 WEST BROUGHTON LANE 1 bedroom, loft apartment, 2 full baths, living room, dining area, studio space, full kitchen, skylights, central heat and air. Available mid May. $1,600/mo. 503 EAST MCDONOUGH STREET â&#x20AC;˘ APT B 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment with living room, balcony, washer/dryer. $750/mo. Includes water. 107 WEST LIBERTY STREET #1 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment adjacent to Civic Center, high ceilings, hardwood floors. $475/mo. 210 WEST 31ST STREET 3 bedroom, 1 bath apartment. Living room, kitchen, hardwood floors. $575/mo. 2003 BULL STREET UPPER DUPLEX Large 2 to 3 bedroom, living room and dining room, all wood floors, view of Bull Street Library. 2-1/2 baths, front and back porch. Washer/dryer included, private parking space. Available now. $1,110/mo. 528 EAST BOLTON STREET 3 bedroom, 1 bath with clawfoot tub. Living room, kitchen with gas stove, hardwood floors, washer/dryer connections, gas heat. Pets OK. $825/mo. 102 TABBY LANE Bull River Schoals. Unit F2. 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo with view of community pool. Approx. 1,100 sq. ft., cathedral ceilings. $1,000/mo.

14 Harlan Drive $199,000 Great Location! All brick 3 BR/2 BA home, hardwood floors thoughout, sunroom, sits on a wonderful lot with a huge fenced backyard that backs up to green belt. This home is ready for your family! Call Michael McCormick (912) 441-8285 Steven A McCormick Appraisals and Realty

3602 MONTGOMERY STREET Renovated 2 bedroom, 1 bath duplex, central heat and air, washer and dryer connections, all new appliances, carpet with off street parking. $750/mo. (SCAD Students $650/mo.) 2314 BARNARD STREET 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, living room, kitchen with gas stove, hardwood floors, central heat and air, washer and dryer, small deck. $1,000/mo. 306 A WEST 41ST STREET 2 bedroom with bonus room, 1 bath, furnished kitchen with dishwasher, window heat and air, includes water. $575/mo.

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REDUCED! For the hobbiest in the family, a 3 car garage with 1/2 bath. Plenty of room for that workshop in the garage. For the decorator a beautifully appointed 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath home with fireplace, covered back porch and fenced yard. View media/109stadium.wmv for more pics and info or call LaTrelle for your personal viewing @ 658-7777. $279,900 H-4337* ERA Adams-Pevey Realty 826-2550

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personal viewing call LaTrelle @ 658-7777. Offered at $1,100,000.00 H-4416 ERA Adams-Pevey Realty 826-2550

Large 3 bedroom/2 1/2 bath home with great room, heated sun room and large office/den. Master bedroom has 2 walk in closets and master bath has double sinks with cultured marble vanity and separate water closet. 3 stall barn has tack, feed and tool rooms utilizing approx. 1440 sq. feet. Pasture is approx 2 1/2 fenced acres and pond is approx 1/3 acre. Call LaTrelle @ 658-7777 for your personal viewing of this lovely property. Offered for only $324,900 H-4292 ERA Adams-Pevey Realty 8262550*

bath and closet. All at a price you can afford.Call LaTrelle for your personal viewing @ 6587777. H-4453 $98,900 ERA Adams-Pevey Realty 826-2550 317 West Duffy Street Single Family at Condo Price!

. Charming 2BR/1BA Victorian steps from Forsyth! Pine floors, 10’ ceil., tons of light, new kitchen floor/counters, tile bath, tons of closets & bonus room, + huge backyard w/offstreet parking. Rent to tenants for $950/mo or move right in! $199,000. Katherine W. Oxnard, Keller Williams Realty Coastal Area Partners, (912) 704-3545/356-5001. , .

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. 5 Hawkins Lane Reduced Landings lot! Views, views, views! Build your dream island getaway on gorgeous eastern marsh lot in exclusive Landings community, w/ .37 acres, mature live oaks & lovely views of Tybee and Wassau Islands . Least expensive marsh lot at the Landings! Now offered at $439,000. Katherine W. Oxnard, Keller Williams Realty Coastal Area Partners, (912) 7043545/356-5001. *.

. 314 West Penrose Drive Sale Pending! Need to house a small army? Huge brick Colonial big enough offers 6 bedrooms, 3 full & 2 half baths, eat-in

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kitchen, BBQ pit, 2-car garage, 2-car carport & tons of storage. In-law suite perfect for home office or rental Katherine W. Oxnard, Keller Williams Realty Coastal Area Partners, (912) 7043545/356-5001. *. FSBO- In Rincon. Beautifully renovated brick 3BD/1-1/2 bath w/1 car garage. Custom paint colors, pergo floors in living room and kitchen, and all new carpet in bedrooms. Gorgeous kitchen with new cabinets and patio doors leading to large deck overlooking big shaded yard. Neighborhood is very quiet and schools are marvelous. $125,000 Brokers protected. 912-754-4674 or 912-2200997.

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, office/nursery, laundry room, separate living room, den, dining room, sunroom, new hardwood floors, new privacy fence, new roof, new chp/air, inground pool w/deck, jacuzzi, large storage shed, two-car carport w/workshop. 4000 sqft. covered. Call for appointment, 912-764-6467 or 912-2107196.

Bulloch County Homes and Lands! Call now or see for yourself at William Webb 912-481-0548 Anytime! HISTORIC DISTRICT - Great Investment/Location. Furnished cottage condo, 1 BR, 1 Bath, washer/dryer, parking. $149,900. Call 706-633-5263.

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845 Commercial PropertyFor Sale New Smyrna Beach Florida Commercial RE. Opportunity to invest in or start your own business. Floridian charmer, large corner lot minutes from 1 & 95. Commercial upgrades yet wood paneling, etched glass, fireplace, more, preserved. Unfinished 2nd floor, parking 10+ cars.

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912-233-6000 w w w. C o r a B e t t T h o m a s . c o m 629 EAST 53RD STREET Fully renovated 4 bedroom, 2 bath, Ardsley Park home. Hardwood floors everywhere, jacuzzi tub, separate dining room and living room, office, 1-car garage with power and water, updated kitchen, must see! Owner/Agebt. $299,900 Call William at 912-412-5517.

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How can you be certain you're not paying too much when you buy a home? Are there any safeguards to protect buyers against overpriced homes? Buyers can best protect themselves against overpricing by comparing a number of similar homes. To do this, the agent is first given detailed information about buying objectives, i.e. the size home, location, style, number of rooms, etc. Then, buyers are shown a selection of comparable properties. Comparing homes may at first seem confusing. As more homes are added to the comparison list, however, overpriced homes begin to stand out like a sore thumb. Buyers who plan to finance their home through a mortgage lender have an added line of defense against overpricing an appraisal. Because the lender is financing a substantial part of the purchase price, the home's value must be appraised. This is the lender's protection against overpricing, since a low appraisal would raise a red flag about the home's true value. The appraiser will identify other similar homes that have recently sold, and compare the sale prices of each. The size and condition of the homes are also compared, resulting in a final appraised value for the home being purchased. There is one other way buyers are protected from overpricing - the law of supply and demand. Sellers generally realize that buyers compare homes before making a purchase. They know their home must be priced fairly to attract buyers. The result? Most homes are marketed at a fair price.

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855 Homes for Rent

103 Whitaker just off Broughton, furnished and all utilities including cable tv, month to month, very fashionable upscale condo. 2 bedrooms, custom kitchen, $1950 per month, Rhondda @ 912 507-9800 Charlton Street on Troup Sq. Availalbe for the months of June thru Sept. Will rent month to month, fully furnished with all the furnishings - 3 story home with 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a beautiful courtyard, bricked, and covered parking for 2 cars!!! $2,500 per month. 912 507-9800*

14 Fairground Street Gated community near the airport - Godley Park. 3 bedroom/2.5 bath home with 2 car garage. Club house, exercise room and pool included. $1100 per month, available in June for a year. Rhondda 912 507-9800 210 West Broughton Street Totally furnished, very New York! Huge TV with cable, granite counter tops, custom kithcen, custom condo! 2 bedrooms/ washer/dryer, very spacious. Month to month $1935, call Rhondda 912 507-9800

2210 Atlantic 2BR/1BA, hardwood floors, new appliances & countertops, marble accents, new HVAC, plumbing and electrical. Large fenced yard. $900/month. Call Judge Realty 659-1067* 110 Arnold St. 3BR/1 BA Left side of duplex, off Broughton St., recently renovated, new appliances and countertops, off street partking, pets OK $650/mo. Call Dana at Judge Realty 659-1067.* 1505 Grove Street. Completely renovated charming 3br/2ba bungalow in eastern Victoriandistrict. Hardwood Floors, quiet street, close to Downtown. Move-in for $825/ month. Call Dana at 912-659-1067. Judge Realty.* 705 East Henry 2BR/1BA newly remodeled, hardwood floors, fresh paint, new appliances, off-street parking $750/month Call Judge Realty 659-1067* 543 East Taylor St Furnished 2BD/1.5 BA Short Term rental. $1200/mo. Call Judge Realty 659-1067* 1314-1316 MLK Blvd. Senior Citizens Welcome! 2BD/ 1 BA, Newly renovated, one unit handicap accessi-

ble.$675/mo. Call Sonja Bannon at Judge Realty 912-236-1000.

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214 WEST 41ST STREET Large duplex on 2 lots, almost 3,000 sq. ft. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath each. Central heat and air, good roof, structurally in great shape. $275,000. Call Frankie at 398-5994 for an appointment.

OLD LOUISVILLE ROAD Beautiful 2-story farm house with over 2,400 sq. ft. on 1.5 acres. 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, separate family room, country kitchen everything upgraded, exterior building includes weight room with all machines and workshop. Fenced yard with fruit, pecan trees and grapevines. $250,000. Call Frankie at 398-5994

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New home in Rincon 312 Centerwood Ct. 1400 + sq ft. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, with office, indoor laundry, split floor plan. All kitchen appliances, 2 car garage with remote. Covered porch both front & back. Backs to creek & wetlands. Close to schools and shopping. Available 4/29. $1200/month. 877-886-8178 or 707-477-9384.


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865 Apartments For Rent STARLAND DISTRICT. Beautiful 2-bedroom, 1-bath apartment. Recently renovated, with hardwood and tile floors, HVAC, off-street parking. $850/month includes water and trash. 22 1/2 East 39th Street. 912-658-8550.

107 Carlton Road Totally updated home in the beautiful Wilmington Park subdivision. Four bedrooms and three bathrooms, hardwood floors, two car garage, 2,000 square feet- A can’t miss! $279,900. Call Phyllis for showing

510 WEST 40th STREET 2000 sqft. 3/1 in old Victorian. AC, washer/dryer hookup. Pets OK. $695/month. Call 404-550-8659

PHYLLIS SMITH • 897-1081 24 Years Real Estate Experience in Savannah and Islands Area Specialist

Graduate Realtor Institute • Certified Residential Specialist Leadership Training Graduate• Accredited Buyers Representative Senior Real Estate Specialist • RE/MAX 100% Club SABOR – 21 Years Consecutive Million $$$ Club SABOR Director – 8 Years 1994 President • 1996 Realtor of the Year State of GA Top Producer for CENTURY 21 for 3 Years CENTURY 21 Centurion Award for 4 Years

THREE BEDROOM APARTMENT For rent; Security system, off street parking, hardwood floors, CHA, fenced back yard, $925 month. Pets allowed. 912-657-3842. 114 E. ANDERSON STREET, beautiful 2/3 bedroom upstairs apartment, central heat/air, wood floors, $1200/month, available May 1st. Call 912-656-1071

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If interested in having your home or condo managed short term, long term, or executive furnished rentals call us and we will be happy to find you a tenant. We have many people waiting for rentals right now!!!! Rhondda @ Sun Coast Realty 912 507-9800* TYBEE m 2 bedroom/2 bath, 1/2 block to the ocean and walking distance to most everything! $850 weekly, plus tax and maid fee. Call 507-9800 or visit the website. 319 E Huntingdon Lane Cute 2 story townhome totally furnished and all utilities included. 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, cable tv, washer/dryer, disposal, dishwasher, micro, sheets, towels and everything you need is there! $1400 month to month Rhondda 912 507-9800 Summer Rental beginning in June facing Troup Sq. This historic home has 3 stories, exquisite courtyard with 2 off street parking spaces, 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, all utilities included, beautiful furnishings! Just bring your clothes. $2500 per month, call 507-9800

517 E Harris totally furnished, month to month, all utilitites included, cable tv, off street parking, sheets, towels, working fireplaces! 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 half, enclosed porch. 1900 Per month. Historic District! Call Rhondda 912 507-9800

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know all the dirt in Greater Savannah, Every Square Foot of it!â&#x20AC;? LaTrelle Pevey 912-658-7777 912-826-2550


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320 East 50th Street Beautiful 1 bedroom. Wood floors, central heat/air, washer/dryer provided. $600/month. Call 912-2323459.

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Builder's personal home. 3 bedrooms/3 full baths with all the bells and whistles. Beautiful wood floors and wall to wall carpeting. Gourmet kitchen with pantry. Walk in Attic! Sprinkler system in front and back yard. Inground pool with "Cool Deck" paving, white vinyl privacy fence and all brick driveway. Call LaTrelle for your personal viewing @ 658-7777 H4471 $395,000

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111 West Anderson St. Superb Commercial space available for Sale or Lease, Located near forsyth park. Aprox. 1500 Sq.Ft, w/ lots of parking.Front and rear access, high traffic area. Contact: 912-220-1020 107 Whitaker St. Commercial space - basement level. Brick walls and unfinished. 4764 sq.ft. in a great location corner of Whitaker and Broughton. Great investment opportunity. $595000. Call Rhondda @ Sun Coast Realty 507-9800* FAIRMONT OFFICE park; 37 W. Fairmont Ave. Ste 207; Savannah. 900 sq ft with bathroom, kitchenette, conference room, storage room. Good parking, good location, first floor. Call Jack Wray 9251811.

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910 Cars

Fender Bender? Paint & Body Work Reasonably Priced Insurance Claims We buy wrecks

930 SUVs 2001 LINCOLN NAVIGATOR, excellent condition, ride in luxury! 68,400 miles, white exterior, leather interior, towing package. $16,250. Call 912-826-0036.

940 Motorcycles/ATVs 2005 Harley Davidson Sportster 883 Low miles, 912-596-6749


355-5932 2006 MERCEDES CLS500, burgundy, one owner, warranty, no smoke/accident or problems. MSRP $70K. Selling $62,500 after 14K miles! 912-897-6213

2003 HONDA ELEMENT EX, 4WD, 35k miles, green, loaded. Satellite radio, $ 1 4 , 5 0 0 . Call Sandra 912-596-2538

920 Trucks/Vans 1996 CHEVY TAHOE 4x4 LT package, 2DR, new transmission, SC, power everything, excellent condition, $7200 OBO. Call 912-656-3160

ROOMMATES WANTED for 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on Isle of Hope. Professional or student OK. $500/month + utilities. Call Chris?X?GRANDMA&(PDF0912-660-4847.


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