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Table of Contents

Volume 5, No. 50, Sept. 6, 2006

On the cover: Photo Illustration by Jessica Ozment

College Guide

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Introduction Moving in the right circles in Savannah Masquers 70 years of local theatre SCAD Adding majors all over Georgia SSU Radio Cooking up new music in The Kitchen Cosmetology Making the beautiful people Music? All Ages? What you can and can’t see here Southern Poetry Review Taking license Cooking with Gas Prepping future chefs Briefs Notes about local colleges

News Community 19

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Community Yoga for peace on 9/11 anniversary Feedback Readers have their say Jane Fishman Steeling herself Blotter From SPD reports News of the Weird Strange but true Earthweek The week on your planet

Theatre Preview 31

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Connect Recommends Concerts of note Soundboard Who’s playing and where around town Music Menu Local gigs a la carte Good Show, Will Travel Regional concert listings

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Theatre Wallace Shawn’s Marie and Bruce Theatre Ayn Rand’s Night of January 16 Art Patrol Exhibitions and openings


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5 Week at a Glance Our best bets for cool stuff to do 24 Weather News from the sky 40 Happenings All the stuff, all the time 43 Free Will Astrology Rob Breszny’s look at your stars

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41 Crossword Puzzle Mental Fun 45 Sudoku Puzzle It’s all the rage 48 Classifieds They call it “junk,” you call it “couch”

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What: The documentary film, Charleston, S.C., 1860-1865 by David Farrow will be presented. Using contemporary photographs and other materials, this film traces the war in Charleston from its opening salvos at the firing on Fort Sumter through the rest of the conflict, including 587 days of bombardment by Union artillery, siege, land and sea battles, a fire that destroyed much of the city and its fall and occupation by black Union troops in 1865. When: Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. Where: The Mulberry Inn. 601 E. Bay St. Call: Park Callahan, 236-0876.

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What: Union Mission’s Growing Hope Artisans Cooperative is hosting this expo that will feature local and regional artists who will demonstrate their work as well as offer hands-on arts and craft activities for all ages. Artists also will showcase and sell original art. Performances will include musicians, dancers and spoken word artists. When: Saturday, Sept. 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Next to the Starfish Cafe at 719 E. Broad St. at the corner of Gwinnett Street. Cost: Free. Call: 238-2777.

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What: This play was written by Ayn Rand and is about a quirky murder trial with the jury selected from the audience. Two endings were written for either a “non guilty” or “guilty” verdict. When: Sept.. 8 and 9 at 8 p.m. and Sept. 10 at 3 p.m. Where: Old Tybee School performance space. Cost: Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students. Buy tickets online at or at Gallery by the Sea next to the welcome center. Tickets also will be available at the door.

Project Improv

What: Savannah Actor’s Theatre will present new live comedy every Friday and Saturday night through October. Formats will vary from night to night. All performances may contain adult content and are therefore rated for ages 16 and up. When: Every Friday and Saturday through October, beginning at 10 p.m. Where: Savannah Actor’s Theatre, 703 Louisville Rd., Suite D. Cost: $5. Call: 232-6080.

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What: The Sentient Bean Coffehouse celebrates five years in business with a party and a Savannahthemed trivia night. When: Friday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. Where: Sentien Bean, 13 E. Park Ave.

sat, sept 9 Yoga for Peace

What: A call to action for all yoga practitioners and peaceful souls, this event is a public response to commemorate the events of Sept. 11, 2001, bringing peace, unity and love into the world through yoga. Yogis from all over the region will perform 108 sun salutations to send a prayer for peace in the world in a non-political national event. Practitioners will move to powerful drumbeats. It is sponsored locally by the Savannah Area Teachers of Yoga Association. All are welcome, including kids and non-yoga spectators. When: Sept. 9. Registration is at 8:30 p.m. From 9-11 a.m., Yoga Mala and 108 sun salutations will be performed. Where: Forsyth Park. Cost: Donation accepted via Call: Ann Carroll at 596-0584 or send e-mail to

The Dolphin Project

What: This all-volunteer organization explores the waters of coastal Georgia to record the habitats and activities of the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin. Boat owners, photographers and data recorders are needed to conduct quarterly scientific research surveys. This orientation session is for those who are interested in serving as skippers, data recorders or photographers. Pre-registration is not required. Candidates must be at

Savannah International Food & Wine Festival

What: Eleven of Savannah’s finest restaurants will serve some of their most delectable dishes and more than 50 wines from around the world will complement the food. Representatives from the wineries will be on hand to talk about each wine. The event is sponsored by St. Barbara’s Greek Ladies Philoptochos Society, and proceeds will benefit the society’s scholarship fund and local, regional and national charities. When: Sept. 9 from 4-7 p.m. Where: St. Paul’s Hellenic Center, 14 W. Anderson St. Cost: Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Advance tickets are available at the church office, most area package stores and wine shops and the participating restaurants, which include Olympia Cafe, Elizabeth on 37th, Mary’s Seafood and Steaks, the Cobblestone Conch House, Cosentino’s, Fernando’s of Martha’s Vineyard, Toucan Cafe, Riverhouse, Vic’s on the River, The Pirates’ House and the Mansion on Forsyth Park. Call: 236-8256.

Memorial Park Movie Series

What: Bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnic baskets, friends and family to a sampling of films from the Gray’s Reef Ocean Film Festival. At 4 p.m., Taking Back the Waves, about surfers who come from different walks of life will be presented. Zen to Zero about give young men who take a three-month surfing trip will be presented at 7 p.m. and at 8 p.m., Going with the Flow about surfing legends and stories along the California coast will be presented. When: Sept. 9. Where: Tybee Gym. Cost: $5 per person, with children under 3 admitted free. Call: 786-4573, Ext. 127.

Pilobus Dance Theatre

What: This influential dance troupe is known for its startling mix of humor and invention and boasts a unique weight-sharing approach to dancing that is as powerful as it is non-traditional. When: Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Georgia Southern University’s Performing Arts Center in Statesboro. Cost: $32 plus tax. Call: 1 -866-PAC-ARTS.

Old Time Country Dance

What: Sponsored by the Savannah Folk Music Society, this dance features live music by the Glow in the Dark String Band. Beginners and singles are welcome. When: Sept. 9. A lesson will be presented at 7:45 p.m. and the dance is from 8-11 p.m. Where: Oatland Island Education Center. Cost: $7. Call: 925-2456 or visit

Sun, sept 10 American Fiddling

What: Presented by the Savannah Sinfonietta Chamber Players. When: Sept. 10 at 3 p.m. Where: St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on Skidaway Island. Cost: Tickets $15 to $20. Call: 800-514-3849.

Reel Savannah Presents Stolen

What: A look at a major art theft in 1990 at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. When: Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. Where: Jepson Center for the Arts. Cost: $7. w

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What: This play written by Wallace Shawn follows a dream-like day in the intolerable life of a married couple. At first, things seem simple, but as they go through the motions of polite interaction with increasingly insane acquaintances, they both reveal their helpless need and disgust for each other and for life. The cast consists of Savannah College of Art and Design students, both current and alums, and the play is directed by Sheila Lynne. The play contains strong language and adult situations and is not suitable for children. When: Sept. 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16 at 8 p.m. Where: Savannah Actor’s Theatre, 703 Louisville Rd., Suite D. Cost: Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. Call: 224-6513 for reservations or information.

least 18 to participate. When: Sept. 9 at 9 a.m. to noon. Where: Armstrong Atlantic State University’s University Hall. Cost: Free. Call: 843-342-9816 in the evening.

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Welcome to the city with zero degrees of separation “Do you have that cat? Where’s the cat” I asked Brian as we finished loading up the U-Haul. How I managed to wrangle my friend into this moving trek I do not know, but good friends go a long way -- literally. A few treats and several scratches later, Uma the cat was settled in her carrier and my Honda Civic was secured to the back of this impossible-to-see-anything-out-ofthe-rearview-mirror box on wheels. After a few tearful hugs and well wishes, we were off. Savannah or Bust, tally-ho! “You’re moving where?” incredulous friends had asked as I discussed my desire to attend grad school in Georgia. “But you’re from New York City. That’s where people go when they want to go to art school.” But have you seen the trees? I would ask them, thinking back to my whirlwind visit several months earlier. Memorial Day weekend I drove down to find this sleepy fecund European city. The trees were heavy with moss and creeping fig; things really did seem to move a lot more slowly. Like the beautiful sirens in the movie O Brother Where Art Thou, you could almost hear the lulling voices hiding in the crevices of the statuesque homes and in the clapping of horses’ hooves on old brick. Suddenly, I was jarred from my surreal

reverie by the reality that I was driving the wrong way down a one-way street. How long had I been driving the wrong way? Seconds? Minutes? Nobody honked. People apparently didn’t use their horns here. To them, I was simply another oblivious tourist who probably would never figure out the labyrinth of twists, turns and yields. Like a secret handshake, you knew you were in the club when you finally learned that Price and Whitaker Streets went this way, and Drayton and East Broad went that way. Next hurdle: the squares, all 22 of them. Gen. Oglethorpe knew what he was doing when he planned these babies. It was like being on a merry-go-round that never stopped. How do you get on? How do you get off? Maybe going around in circles wasn’t such a bad thing? I wasn’t alone on this ride. It seemed like there were plenty of other wideeyed passengers with various license plates driving around wondering the same thing. All we needed was music. It was proving difficult to hold my map in one hand and maneuver with the other. Most folks know that humans are composed of 78 percent water. The problem was that roughly 70 percent of it was leaking out of me. “100 degrees with a 110 degree heat index,” a local radio station almost bragged, and my trusty Civic didn’t have AC. Hmmm, if it was only May, I reasoned, what would the temperature be in August? I pushed

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had my high ceilings, fireplaces, French dolors and crown molding. The kicker? This apartment had a wrought iron balcony that stretched the entire length of the main buidling. Visions of sumptuous dinner parties with my yet-tohave-met friends danced in my head, and they were all holding ice-cold mint juleps. Savannah welcomed us with the now familiar slap in the face called humidity. There was no power, hence no AC. A word to the wise for those just moving here: Make sure your electricity is turned on. Brian and I both agreed it was the sweatiest job either of us had ever encountered. Also, don’t attempt to bring the $20 fiveton sofa bed you got at the Salvation Army up the stairs. Leave it in Ohio or whatever land you come from. It’ll find a good home. Do make friends. Get to know your neighbors. Do explore the squares and the little tucked-away shops. Drink sweet tea; you may get cavities but it’s good for the soul. Eat grits. Look both ways when you cross the street, or square, or anything in this town. Remember there will always be tourists driving with a map in hand and maybe one on the steering wheel. Wave at people in tour buses. There will come a day when you will want to curse the trolleys and the people driving lost in the squares. Never forget that you were one of them. And always smile at people driving the wrong way down one-way streets. Once you’ve settled in, ask your new friends how they ended up here. You’ll be surprised to find how interesting their stories are. Many of us conspiracy theorists who’ve spent many moons here believe Savannah is a Bermuda Triangle of sorts, a city with zero degrees of separation. Indeed, some mysterious magnet beckons the unwitting wayfarer. Eight years later, here I am and now, here you are. To all incoming students, welcome to this beautiful, quirky new world, your new home, for however long it may be, called Savannah. w Anissa D. Manzo is a local freelance writer. To comment, e-mail us at

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WEDNESDAY A tableaux from the Masquers’ 1953 production of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie (all photos courtesy Armstrong Archives) Harvard University’s legendary student troupe, the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, staged their first show in 1891. The Yale Dramatic Association, the nation’s second oldest student theatre group, didn’t begin until 1900. Unlikely as it seems, Armstrong Atlantic State University’s own Masquers are in close competition with their thespian counterparts in the Ivy League. The Masquers mark 70 years of bringing fine theatre to Savannah, in various incarnations, with a series of events and productions throughout the ‘06-’07 academic year -- featuring not only a fond look back into history but an eager glimpse at what the future holds. “The group first began when Stacy Keach Sr. was brought in as a faculty member to create theatre courses,” says Dr. Peter Mellen, AASU theatre professor and Masquers director. (Keach’s namesake son, of course, would gain a great measure of fame in his own right as an award-winning stage and screen actor.) “Their first production was in 1937,” he says, at what was then called Armstrong Junior College, then located in the historic Armstrong House just north of Forsyth Park on Bull Street. Productions were held

at a nearby college building long since demolished. That original group -- first known as the Playhouse -- then began blending the community with the student body in productions, Mellen says, in a tradition which continues to this day. The mission of the Masquers is twofold, he says. First, “The Masquers are here to provide high quality entertainment and performance opportunities for the students of Armstrong. That means we have to provide a mix of productions, because we have a mix of students. We need family-oriented material and also more cutting edge stuff, because we have both those populations,” Mellen explains. “The other side in terms of the theatre department is that we need to provide the best possible training to make these students marketable,” he says. “That means jobs with the Equity union or the service unions -- or more and more lately, the Screen Actors Guild.” Though Mellen has been at AASU for 14 years, the history of the Masquers is long and expansive enough to continue to bring new surprises for him. continued on page 



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“There are so many unusual and interat AASU. esting stories,” he says. “I had no idea just “I still find people around campus who how many really neat things had happened are unaware that they’re allowed to audition in this program’s history until we started even if they’re not theatre majors,” he says. digging it up.” “I think a lot of what drives that mispercepMellen credits tion has been the growth AASU history profesof our theatre departsor Janet Stone and ment. But you can still AASU librarian Carocome to a Masquers play line Hopkinson with and find out that the lead much of the research is a biology major.” for this year’s comMellen says the emmemoration. “They’ve phasis on the year-long been doing displays celebration is twofold: and going through “We’re celebrating our archives. They’ve past and also celebrating discovered some abour future.” solutely fascinating To reference the past, things.” “one thing we’re doing One of the most is bringing in alumni to remarkable dedirect and design shows. Stanley from Streetcar Named Desire velopments in the The next show up is The Masquers’ history Play’s the Thing, a black came in 1953, when the federal government box show directed by Judit Fekete.” officially struck down segregation. Other alumni-directed shows this sea“The same year as the Brown v. Board son include Rosencrantz and Guildenstern of Education decision, Armstrong hosted Are Dead, directed by Bess McCreary, and a southeast theatre conference where the Antigone, directed by Anthony Paderewski, Masquers performed Othello,” Mellen says. the set of which will be designed by alumna “Of course the question at the time was, Megan Potter. ‘How black is your Othello,’ and well, he Alumnus Steve McGuire selected a little was definitely black,” Mellen says. known 1920s romantic comedy to direct “Can you imagine in 1953 trying to host called The Three-Cornered Moon. Why? all those events, bringing in schools from “That was the first-ever Armstrong proall over the southeast, several of which had duction,” Mellen says. “It was first done at black faculty members and black students?” the school in 1937.” he asks. “Trying to find someplace in Savannah that would accommodate a mixed The Masquers take a look into the furace event like that was quite a thing to atture with two particular efforts. tempt at the time.” One builds on last year’s success of the “Women’s Voices” feature. In 1959, the city of Savannah sold “This year instead of doing ‘Women’s Armstrong to the University System of Voices’ we’re doing ‘New Voices,’” Mellen Georgia, and says. “We’re askthe college exing AASU stuperimented dents to submit with restrictoriginal monoing its produclogues and short tions strictly to plays. Then stustudents. (The dents will select school didn’t which ones to move to the produce in Janusouthside until ary. So you will 1966.) actually hear the “That’s when writing of the they decided to current student separate ‘town population.” A scene from AASU’s recent production of and gown,” MelAt the end of len says. “Those the fall season The Importance of Being Earnest alumni no longer comes “Dramaactive at the school then formed the Sarama,” 18 one-act plays all done in a row vannah Little Theatre, which still survives over a six-night period. today. But in recent years of course they’ve In a sort of local theatre version of brought town and gown back together American Idol, “The director chosen as best again.” director of ‘Dramarama’ then gets to choose Indeed, the Masquers still feature open a full-length play to direct as the last black auditions, while always adhering to the rule box show in the spring,” Mellen says. w that “any role that can be played by a student will be given to a student, all things be- Continue to read Connect Savannah ing equal,” Mellen says. throughout the ‘06-’07 theatre season for inStill, it’s important to emphasize that depth looks at the Masquers 70th anniverMasquers auditions are open not only to sary celebration. To comment, e-mail us at the general public -- i.e., non-Armstrong students -- but also to non-theatre majors

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What’s cooking in The Kitchen? In a one story brick building on the north side of the Savannah State University (SSU) campus, the answer is hip hop, Latin, blues, jazz, gospel, and other musical dishes with flavors from mellow to spicy. Located behind historic Hill Hall and flanked by stately oak trees, the unassuming structure is the home of WHCJ 90.3 raRenazance at the mic in the WHCJ studio dio, now in its 31st year broadcasting from SSU. In a previous life the building was the home for several the listener base to include the “25 and up” SSU presidents. demographic. By next fall she hopes to ofThe room that housed the family kitchfer internships for high school and middle en is now one of the stations’ two recordschool students. ing booths. Staff and volunteers nicknamed In addition to her duties coordinating the studio in honor of its past use. schedules, applying for grants, and keeping “We’re in The Kitchen, cooking up good track of the daily tasks of the station, Curry tunes, good sounds, energy,” says station hosts “Alternative Soul Café” live each volunteer and spoken word artist RenaWednesday from 1-4 p.m. and Sunday zance, whose real name is Ralph Dillard. from 11 a.m to 3 p.m. She launched the Renazance has volunteered at the stashow in 2002 and hosted it for two years tion for three years. In mid August he addbefore moving out of town. Now she’s back ed a new item on the WHCJ programming in the booth directing the program. menu, launching Renazance Radio. The “That is my baby,” says Curry. “The reashow broadcasts on Fridays from 1-4 p.m., son I created it was I was really tired of the playing selections of “thought provoking stuff I heard on mainstream radio. It got to hip hop and neo-soul music” and “what the point I would turn it off and listen to we call new classics, from the 80’s and 90’s my own CD’s.” that’s kind of been lost.” Curry and Renazance spend hours each Listeners might hear Lionel Richie, week preparing for their shows, listening Public Enemy, Digable Planets, and Erykah to independent artists on Myspace and CD Badu, artists that have a timeless sound but Baby to find fresh material. that might not be considered classics yet, “I feel like I’m a scientist for music,” says Renazance. says Curry. “The whole purpose of the staAdding her own mix of spice and ention it to be outside the box from other ergy to The Kitchen is the station’s new stations.” assistant director Grace Curry. In July, Curry, Renazance, and Carter all emthe former station employee returned to phasize that providing an alternative to the WHCJ and to her hometown of Savannah hip hop played on commercial radio is viafter one year in Washington, DC. tal to the mission of the station. She and longtime station manager “Historically African Americans have Theron “Ike” Carter are WHCJ’s only paid used music to uplift,” says Carter. “Now we staff. About 20 volunteers round out the find a lot of music tears down the commustation’s personnel. Some are students at nity. As long as I am here we will not be a SSU while others are community members part of that.” ranging in age “from 29 up to their 60s” “On the commercial stations it’s all says Curry. about selling product,” says Renazance, Curry’s plans for the station include “and promoting this lifestyle of ignorance revamping the WHCJ website, webcast

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and violence. Promoting an image of degrading women. We try to go against that. There’s so much more that goes into the culture.” Says Carter, “We play the music of the African diaspora. All of the music that we play, the latin music, Jazz, the gospel, the hip hop. We stress positive hip hop. We don’t want to be like that garbage on commercial radio.”

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At the other end of the musical spectrum, jazz and gospel music are long established staples of WHCJ’s programming. Carter and Curry emphasize that gospel music is the foundation for African American music and that the programming is intended to reflect cultural roots but not promote religious beliefs. “We’re not looking at it as a religious program,” says Curry. “We let the programmers know we can’t do religious rhetoric on the air. We have a lot of listeners with different religious backgrounds. A lot of people from different religious backgrounds like gospel music or spirituals.” “A lot of people don’t understand, especially students, the difference between public radio and commercial radio,” Carter says. “While we want to be entertaining, as a radio station on a historically African American campus we feel a special duty to air aspects of black culture not available through traditional media.” Carter, Curry, Renazance and SSU professor Kai Walker participate in a weekly community issues show called Rap Sessions. Each panelist brings in a musical cut to play on the air and after each tune the group discusses any topic that the music provokes. “We talk about all the recent political turmoil, social issues,” says Renazance. “Anything relevant to the black experience but really to the Savannah experience.” As a volunteer over the years, Renazance has learned to appreciate musical styles that are new to him. “As a result of working at this station I listen to Latin music, to African, to blues, which I never did before. After listening to Mr. Carter and some of the stories he wraps around the music, I’ve grown to appreciate it.” Carter gives us a lot of freedom as programmers,” says Renazance. “We cherish the ability to come in and do this. He gives us a lot of flexibility in what we play, that it will be in good taste and that it will be consistent with what the program content is.” The roster of past volunteers reads like a list of Who’s Who in Savannah Media, including local radio personalities April Dobbs, Gerald Arrington (Lil G), and Kenya Cabine, and chief news editor Will Martin. “That’s where we all started,” says radio station E93’s Dobbs. ”Me, Lil G and Kenya Cabine. We’re all full time jocks here at E93 and we all hosted the same show, ‘Tiger Beat,’ at different times. They’re always going to be like home to us.” One of the higher profile station volun-

teers is Dr. Joseph “Pete” Silver, SSU’s Vice President of Academic Affairs who has hosted a weekly community talk show since he joined the university nine years ago. Silver, who retired last week, stopped by the station on his last day to say goodbye. “We’re using this important medium to connect with the community,” says Silver. “We’ve had folks from the State Department, from the White House, we’ve had the mayor and the chief of police on the show.” Silver recounted that at his retirement reception in late August, a former student who is now a university staffer told him “she had heard a program years ago about debt blues. She said it changed her life.” After listening to the show the student changed her spending habits and her career path, eventually becoming an accountant in the university finance office. The station operates on a budget of about $15,000 annually, excluding personnel costs, which Carter describes as “distinctive in being inadequate.” Fees for required licenses, Associated Press news wire subscription, and necessary broadcasting memberships eat up most of those funds. He and Curry are developing a three pronged fundraising strategy familiar to listeners of other public broadcasting media, consisting of on-air underwriting, pledge drives, and off-site special events. Funds will go toward improving equipment and expanding on air time to round the clock all week long. The station broadcasts 24 hours Friday-Sunday and from 6 a.m. -midnight or later during the week. Latin programming is a growing segment of programming that is expanding WHCJ’s listener base as well as their cash flow. The station offers four Latin programs each week, with bilingual commentary from the hosts. “The music of the Caribbean and Latin America is heavily and predominantly influenced by African music,” says Carter. “It’s a natural fit. On Saturdays we start with the blues, then do Latin music, African, then reggae. It’s international on Saturdays. You can see how it all ties in. I call Latin and African American music first cousins.” “What we want to do is present an intelligent side of African American culture,” says Curry. “Not just for African Americans but for everyone to appreciate our culture and take pride in it. It is not just a culture for African Americans, it’s everyone’s culture. Everything is intertwined. “The majority of people that purchase hip hop music are not just African American. Not all of our programmers are African American, either.” “This is a university station, I think we should be universal,” says Carter. “Our volunteer staff is multi racial. We play music by everybody. Our only standard is that it be good.” w To comment, e-mail us at

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Under 21? Got an iPod? All-ages crackdown vexes local music community

Along with unpacking their luggage, tacking up posters on the walls of their dorm room or apartment, and locating the best cheap burrito within walking distance, one of the first things most incoming student who are new to town want to learn upon their arrival to Savannah is where to hear live music. Unfortunately, the vast majority of these students may be shocked to learn the answer: if you’re not at least 21 years old, then in most respects, you’re out of luck. That’s because several months back, the Savannah City Council —at the impassioned behest of both City Manager Michael Brown and former Chief of Police Dan Flynn— voted to rescind a longstanding ordinance which afforded minors (in certain instances) entrance to bars or nightclubs which serve alcohol, as long as said establishments offered a few particular types of bona fide live entertainment and enforced standing liquor laws. For almost one and a half decades, this common sense approach struck a balance between commerce, personal freedom, and the importance of providing cultural diversions to enhance the quality of life of all Savannahians — regardless of how many trips they’ve made around the sun. During that sorely-missed time period, a small number of bars and clubs which are known for presenting local, regional and national acts in a variety of genres chose to accept this responsibility, and allowed underage people (primarily between the ages of 18 and 21) to mingle in a concerttype environment with those old enough to legally imbibe. By and large, the negative fallout and/or infractions which came as a result of such endeavours was minimal at most. Nevertheless, the law was struck down, and in the blink of an eye, hundreds, if not thousands of young people who were either just getting turned on to (or had long ago become accustomed to) the joys of live music were instantly denied that opportunity. For someone like SCAD student Stephanie Adamo (who just turned 20), being unable to simply go and catch a live

show by a rock band was a jolt. “I grew up in central New Jersey, so I was only a train ride away from either Philadelphia or New York City. I would go see shows in both of those towns all the time. Pretty much all the venues I would go to were either open to all-ages, or 16 and up.” She says that although she was able to attend a number of club and bar shows here before the so-called “Minors Ordinance” was done away with, many of her fellow students who started school after her were not so lucky. According to Adamo, that has colored their perception of Savannah in a somewhat negative way, and left them at a real disadvantage as far as enjoying our ever-growing local music scene. “When I first got here, that law was still in place,” she recalls. “Then all of a sudden it was gone, and it felt really strange to have that option just taken away from you. “ To say that Adamo is way into music —and specifically, underground or alternative music— is an understatement. In addition to being a student at SCAD, she serves on the managerial staff of the art college’s internet radio station. As promotions director, she is charged with finding new and inventive ways to let the public know about the school’s (regrettably) low-profile website, SCADRadio. From her vantage point, she sees a correlation between the lack of access young students have to the nightclub scene and the interest they show in local music. “I was noticing that a lot of our own DJs and freshmen didn’t know what was going on around town at all when it comes to local songwriters or bands,” she laments. This lack of interest and sense of stasis is felt on both sides of the stage as well. “It’s really bullshit,” says one local musician who asked that his name not be used. He is over 21, but most of the members of his band are not. The band has developed a small, earnest following of friends and fans, but can’t help feel that they have somehow plateaued, only a few years into their development. The music they write and perform is too hard and heavy for most of the venues in town that do allow those under 21 in to see shows, such as The Sentient Bean and Coastal Coffee. By that same token, the few area venues that cater to the type of music his band plays are strictly 21+ rooms. However, the stigma around shows attended

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For now, the only legit places in town where underage folks can reliably get in to see live music are bona fide restaurants that make at least half of their profits from the sale of food, or venues which don’t serve alcohol at all — such as coffee shops like The Sentient Bean , or both The Metro Coffee House and Coastal Coffee. The basement of Sweet Melissa’s Pizza has also become known as a popular stop for hardcore, punk and emo bands. Currently, the only freestanding dedicated all-ages music venue anywhere nearby is Studio B in between Hinesville and Glennville on a stretch of rural highway. A massive, brand-new community center with a huge stage and PA system, it caters to loud, aggressive screamo and metalcore acts, but despite its almost ideal setup, its odd location and hush-hush MySpace-ocentric advertising campaign has resulted in no more than 80 kids showing up for any concert in this 600-capacity venue. At this point in time, the best hope for underage music lovers comes courtesy of SCADRadio, which has just announced they are starting a series of free, all-ages shows featuring both local indie bands and nationally-known acts in a variety of genres. Their first show (featuring Sinister Mustache, i am not a little bus, and Seven Gates To Elsewhere) is scheduled for October 10 at the school’s Orleans Hall, and is open to the public. “When we decided to do this,” explains SCADRadio General Manager John Baxter, “we realized that a lot of students—even those who consider themselves big music fans— just wait around for their favorite bands to come to Atlanta or Jacksonville. People complain that no good shows come here. These shows will be free, and hopefully it will show young people that we have great bands now right here in town.” w


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primarily by underage patrons is off-putting to many of legal age. That’s because the financial risk required to open a legitimate all-ages venue is so great and the odds for long-term success so small that most concerts of this sort amount to little more than glorified house parties. “How exactly are we supposed to get better at what we want to do, when we literally have to wait years for the people who like the band to be able to get in to see us play in a real club?” This local musician asks. “Playing parties is one thing, and every once in a while a real show’ll come up where kids can get in, but we want to be taken seriously, and at least around here, if you want to be taken seriously, you need to be playing in real clubs.” To clarify, it’s not a matter of musicians themselves not being allowed to play in local venues. According to Savannah law, musicians booked to play at a club that is primarily classified as a bar need only be 18 years of age. It’s just that their friends, relative and fans can’t pay to come in and see them do their thing unless those audience members are at least of legal drinking age. And therein lies the rub. Susanne Guest, owner of The Jinx, was one of the few bars that regularly allowed patrons 18 and up to see certain shows. She’s blunt when asked how the change in law has affected her business. “There’s been a lot of heartbroken kids at the door, but other than that, I haven’t seen a decline in sales at all. If anything, this August was much better for us than last year.” Furthermore, she puts a unique twist on the whole situation: “I really feel for the kids, but at the same time, I went through all those years of not being able to get into bars. But now, at 34, I’m at a disadvantage because there are some major, national bands that only want to play in all-ages rooms. They literally won’t play my club because we legally have to be 21+. This may come across as a rather selfish thing to say, but in Savannah, it’s not just 19-year-olds who can’t see the shows they want. (laughs) I mean, I really wanna see Agnostic Front, but they won’t play my club unless it’s all-ages.”

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by Robin Gunn

otion Poetr y inviewm ’s latest issue a e S outhern Poetr y R

“Never write ‘flower’: write ‘rose’ or ‘marigold’ or ‘chrysanthemum.’� “Make your reader comfortable.� Thus decreed Guy Owen, a North Carolina poet, Pulitzer prize-nominated novelist and university professor who founded Southern Poetry Review (SPR) in 1958 and edited the biannual publication until his death in 1981. Forty-eight years and thousands of poems later, SPR is poised to release its newest issue this week. Housed at Armstrong Atlantic State University (AASU) since 2002, the independent, nonprofit poetry journal will showcase previously unpublished work from 38 poets around the country, keeping alive the spirit of Owen’s writing philosophy and his passion for supporting poets creatively and financially. The winner of the 23rd annual Guy Owen Prize will be announced in this issue, awarding $1000 to one poet out of over 430 who entered the competition. Although SPR is an independent entity, it is loosely associated with AASU, who might be described as a major patron of the publication. “The school was very happy when the journal came here and they’ve been very generous,� says Dr. James Smith, associate editor of SPR. “We operate as a publica-

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tion under their auspices. We are very grateful for the support but it is an independent journal.� Since moving to AASU, the journal has published work from critically recognized poets including Linda Pastan, Ron Rash, Fred Chappell and Peter Makuck. While most writers published in SPR have published many poems, for some this is their first accepted work. Poems from every geographic region are encouraged, across the country and internationally, belying the word “Southern� in the journal’s title. Selecting which poems will be published is handled by a trio of editors, all published poets. “I think in a year we get somewhere between 10,000 and 12,000 poems� submitted by 2,000 to 2,500 poets, says Dr. Tony Morris, managing editor of the journal. He and Smith spend hours reading and editing potential poems and handling the business side of the publication in addition to teaching full course loads. The two collaborate on the final selection with the journal’s editor, Dr. Robert Parham, a former AASU professor who is now a dean at Augusta State University. “At least two times a year we have staff meetings on a weekend in Savannah,� says Parham. The meetings are

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more like poetry discussion marathons, stretching into the early hours of the morning.� Smith describes the magazine’s philosophy as “editorially eclectic. We don’t think of ourselves as accepting just one kind of poem. We tend to publish poems that have powerful images, some element of a narrative framework.� “We’re trying not to shut down good poems because they’re not the kind of style we like,� says Morris. “A distinctive voice is always important. We try to be editors. If we see poems that have potential in them, but aren’t quite there yet, we’ll write a long explanation letter back to the poet.� “ I’d say over half the poems we publish have gone through some sort of editorial negotiation,� says Smith. That negotiation proved beneficial in 2003 for poet Suzanne Cleary of Peekskill, New York. After a few rounds of revision, her poem “Anyways� was published in the Spring/Summer 2003 issue, and later that year won a Pushcart Prize, a national literary prize awarded annually for the best work published in small presses in the United States. David Kirby’s poem

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Cookin’up careers Savannah Tech’s Culinary Arts program trains future chefs for gourmet glory

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For 25 years, Marvis Hinson has taught prospective chefs the art of cooking at Savannah Technical College. Currently the department head of the school’s fully accredited Culinary Arts program, Chef Hinson says demand for skilled workers in the field has exploded. “When I started here in 1981 there were just over 250 food service businesses in Savannah,” she says. “Now there are over 1000.” While through the years Hinson’s main goal Top: Shawnee has always been to train Sequeira offers cake people to get good jobs, decorating tips to want to own their own restaurant or she also says “an imporNaQuiesha Huggins; catering business, but that number tant part of that is trying Chef Robert Hanne tends to dwindle when they find out to instill a sense of pride explains the finer just how much hard work is involved in doing a good job.” points of vegetable in that.” Forming a well-roundMany students will have already preparation; and ed student, Hinson says, had one or two years of college, HinChef Marvis takes more than textbooks son says, and some come with degrees Hinson (in yellow) and tests. in other fields. monitors students “We try to expose stuShe theorizes that this phenomdents to the real world, enon is largely due “to people saying, not just what goes on in this is what I wanted to do years ago, and the classroom. We take them on field trips now that the profession itself has improved to see what’s actually going on in the inI’m finally going to do what I’ve always redustry,” Hinson says. ally wanted to do.” “We’ve taken them on shrimpboats to While the top level of the restaurant learn about seafood and how it’s caught world typically relies on a fairly rigid caste and kept fresh. We’ve taken them to a winsystem -- head chefs, sous chefs, bakery and to a tea plantation.” ers, sommeliers, etc. -- Hinson says she Hinson says the typical Savannah Tech prefers a more versatile approach in her culinary arts student is in their mid to late department. 20s, “male or female, with no particular “When you think of an entry-level job ethnicity.” She generally has around two you usually think of a line cook. But we dozen students enrolled per quarter. don’t have specific tracks,” she says. “We “I’d say about 50 percent of our stufeel that once a student learns all aspects of dents when they first come here say they working in the kitchen, they’ll be capable eventually want to be in charge of their of performing whatever task is asked of own kitchen,” she says. “About half say they them by their employer.”

Hanson affirms the age-old dichotomy between cooks and bakers. “They’re completely different, because cooking is an art while baking is strictly a science. Cooking uses recipes, while baking relies on formulas. If you don’t understand the science, you’ll never master baking.” Good bakers are born, rarely made, Hinson says -- “there’s something in their hands. You can teach anybody to put some food in a pan and saute it. But some people can do everything right when they’re baking and it still comes out inedible.” So what happens to all that food that Savannah Tech students cook during the course of a quarter? “After the students taste it, it’s packaged and frozen and donated to Second Harvest Food Bank under strict sanitation.” The national reach of the Food Network has helped the reputation and profile of all phases and types of food preparation, but Hinson says there’s an advantage and a disadvantage. “With the Food Network people can see there’s enjoyment in food preparation. There used to be a real stigma, that it was a nasty profession and the work is too hard and the pay too little. So the Food Network has brought a lot of glamor to the business,” Hinson says. “But the downside is that people still need to understand that it’s not all glamor. It’s still very hard work.” w



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The Savannah College of Art and Design will host SCAD Day, a visitation day for prospective students, Sept. 30, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., at Poetter Hall, 342 Bull St. Guests are invited to tour the college, meet faculty and attend presentations on the admission process, financial aid, scholarships and portfolio preparation. Walk-ins are welcome, but registration for this event is encouraged. Register online at www.scad. edu/admission/visit or call 525-5100 or 800-869-7223. Prospective performing arts students who wish to schedule an audition should call 800-869-7223.

SSU presents author Bernice McFadden

Savannah State University will present author Bernice McFadden on Thursday, September 14, 2006, 10 a.m.-noon, in the King-Frazier McFadden Student Center ballroom. SSU’s campus reading classes are reading her debut novel Sugar, a national best seller.

AASU hosts Latino Health Fair Sunday

Hispanic Outreach and Leadership (HOLA) at Armstrong Atlantic State University (AASU) will host the Family Health Fiesta from 1–5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 10 in the AASU Sports Center, 11935 Abercorn Street in Savannah. Free and open to the public. HOLA will provide free health exams, including breast exam, mammogram, pap smear, blood pressure, vision testing, bone density screening, diabetes screening, prostate screening, immunization registration for children, cholesterol screening, HIV testing and more. For more information call Melody Ortiz at 921-7337.

Sav’h Tech debuts programs The Department of Technical and Adult Education (DTAE) approved two new programs for Savannah Technical College’s Division of Allied Health. Paramedic Technology, the latest Associate Degree program, prepares graduates for opportunities for employment in Hospital Emergency Rooms, Physicians Offices, Clinics, Industrial Medicine and Emergency Medical Systems. Care for the mentally ill takes a special touch and is one of the fastest growing branches of the healthcare field. In as few as nine months, graduates can be ready to assist mental health care practitioners with entry level knowledge of psychiatric medicine. For more information on either of these programs, contact Melanie Smith, 443-5883.

AASU names dept. head

Will Lynch has been promoted to head of the Department of Chemistry and Physics at Armstrong AtlanLynch tic State University (AASU). Lynch has served at AASU since 1993. The National Science Foundation has awarded him three grants during his tenure, the most recent in 2003 to advance his research and instruction focusing on nanotechnology.

SSU’s Sajwan receives kudo

Kenneth Sajwan, professor in the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Savannah State University, has been selected by Minority Access, Inc. to receive a 2006 National Role Model Award at its National Role Models Conference Sajwan in Las Vegas September 17-20. Minority Access, Inc., is completing its seventh year of a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Office of Minority Health to identify role models in various disciplines. Sajwan was nominated for the citation by Harpal Singh, Chair, Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

AASU hosts Lifelong Learning Institute

Armstrong Atlantic State University’s Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) invites all adult learners to attend an orientation reception from 2–4 p.m., Monday, September 18 at the Armstrong Center for Continuing Education and Community Engagement, 13040 Abercorn Street in Savannah. The event is free and open to all Chatham residents 50 years and older. The LLI incorporates the intellectual curiosity, experience, and vitality of the area’s mature people. Offering lectures, discussions groups, seminars, special presentations, and cultural events, the LLI is directed by its students who have an impact on the curriculum, dues and its direction. For information, contact Laurel See at 927-5322 or seelaure@mail.armstrong. edu/.

SSU Day to be held Sept. 17 St. Philip AME Church, at 613 MLK Jr Blvd. next to Carver State Bank, will host SSU Day on Sept. 17 at 11 a.m. Carlton E. Brown, president of SSU, will speak briefly during the service, and SSU’s Concert Choir will perform. w



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‘Celebrating life in a dark time’ Event commemorates fifth anniversary of 9/11 attacks Winged Medrese was founded two years ago. The instruments that will be played are the harmonium, tambura, flute, drums and other rhythm instruments. After the sun salutations, participants will do a deep relaxation. “We will tighten and release our muscles,” Carroll says. Since this event has never been held in Savannah, Carroll doesn’t know what to expect. “If we have 50 people, I’ll be overjoyed,” she says. “All the yoga teachers are very excited,” Carroll says. “They’re telling their students about it.” Carroll has distributed flyers about Yoga for Peace up and down the East Coast between Charleston and St. Augustine. “I definitely hope it will become an annual event,” she says. People who don’t know yoga are welcome to attend as spectators, or they can participate. “They can chant ‘om shanthi,’ which means peace,” Carroll says. The original Yoga for Peace was organized by Jacqueline Stolte in New York City. “I felt at the time that there were no outlets for people to express or even know how to express what they felt about the 9/11 tragedies,” she says. Stolte wanted to create a space where people could come together. “When you do a yoga mala with its 108 sun salutations, it creates a kind of energy,” she says. “You actually generate peace and peacefulness in the body. “It’s celebrating life in a dark time.” “Mala” means “prayer “ in the Sanskrit language. “It’s a moving prayer,” Stolte says. Each year, Yoga for Peace has grown and this year is going international. “My vision was to have it become a world-wide event, although I didn’t know how it would happen,” Stolte says. “I would like to see it held in as many places as possible,” she says. “Yoga welcomes all people of all levels and practices. “I get such joy when people tell me this inspired them,” Stolte says. “People are directing all their energy around ideas. Peace is not something you create instantly. “I think participants will gain a sense of community, a belief that there are others like them,” she says. “All of us seek peacefulness in our lives. We all want peace for ourselves and this is where it starts.” w For information about Yoga for Peace, call Ann Carroll at 596-0584 or 786-4882, or e-mail

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Yoga practitioners will gather in Forsyth Park Sept. 9 to pray for peace. “I’m really excited about it,” says Ann Carroll, a local yoga teacher and director of the Yoga for Peace event in Savannah. “There are going to be Yoga for Peace events in several cities across the country, as well as Indonesia and Germany.” Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the event will be from 9-11 a.m. “I wanted to have ours early in the morning because it’s still so hot here,” Carroll says. Participants will practice a yoga mala with 108 sun salutations to bring peace, unity and love into the world through yoga. “It is being held to commemorate the fifth anniversary of 9/11,” Carroll says. “They’ve been doing it every year since 2001 in New York as a kind of memorial,” she says. “In yoga, you find inner peace, then you send it out to the community and the world.” One hundred and eight beads will be found on a mala, a prayer necklace yogis use when they are saying their mantra. “We will do 108 sun salutations,” Carroll says. “That means we’ll send out a prayer for world peace.” Participants can register online at or at the event. “If you register online, they’ll ask for a donation,” Carroll says. “We don’t ask for donations, but we do ask them to sign a waiver in case they get hurt.” Practitioners should bring their own mats, some water and wear loose, comfortable clothing. “We’re going to hold it in a beautiful space next to the fragrant garden,. We’ll get in a circle and create a mandala. Eleven different people will be leading the sun salutations,” she says. “In all kinds of yoga, the sun salutations are one of the core things everyone does. We will be doing very simple ones, the easiest style you can do because we are going to be doing so many of them.’ A chime will be rung between every 10 sun salutations to help everyone keep count. “While we are practicing our sun salutations, a group will be playing music in the background,” Carroll says. That group is the Winged Medrese Chanters, who will perform a kirtan, or “the chanting of divine sounds.” “Many of the chants are call and response, so people can chant along whether they have ever chanted before or not,” says Susan Lamb, one of four members of Winged Medrese. “Other chants are so easy, they’re learned instantaneously.”

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Well a peaceful kinda world does a whole lotta harm, Gotta find a target for the bombers and the arms, They got towels on their heads—sound the alarms! Thank God I’m a neo-con.

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Well I got me a war and I got ree-ligion, and the news won’t talk -- I got spooks in the kitchen, Death ain’t nothin’ but the human condition, Thank God I’m a neo-con.


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Well things gettin’ worse every day in Iraq, Ain’t nothin’ an old Neo-con like me can’t hack, Pack ‘em in a plane, send ‘em home in a sack, Thank God I’m a neo-con.

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Well I’d like to cut taxes all day if I could, For the top 1% things are lookin’ pretty good, Not so rosy if you live in the hood, Thank God I’m a neo-con. Well I got me a war and I got ree-ligion, and the news won’t talk -- I got spooks in the kitchen, Death ain’t nothin’ but the human condition, Thank God I’m a neo-con. Well I won’t cut down and save me no fuels, I never was one of them conservatin’ fools, Oil barrels gettin’ more expensive than jewels, Thank God I’m a neo-con. Well Rumsfeld’s spoutin’ and he’s juttin’ out his jaw, Cheney’s in a safe place breakin’ the law, Condoleeza’s got somethin’ stuck in her craw . . . Woo-hoo! Thank GOD I’m a neo-con! Kevin G

Nelson can beat Kingston

Editor, Can’t believe what Jim Nelson did: Winning more votes than Jack Kingston in 15 of 25 counties in the primary. Sound like a guy who can’t win? Don’t think so, otherwise President Bush might have found something more useful to do this weekend than hang around Pooler -like, say, governing the country. Help your country by giving Jim Nelson’s independent get-out-the-vote campaign names of folks on the islands, Southside, down the coast, in Brunswick, Jesup or Waycross who might like to pitch in and get out the vote in their neighborhood. Or put on your sneakers, roll up your sleeves and help with sweat equity. Here if you want to, out in the district, where nobody in the First City Club will know about it. You’ll be so glad you did. Ben Hubby, MD

Reading list rocks

Editor, Encountering the various reading lists for Savannah/Chatham County public high schools inspires me. Books our students are reading this year range from the terrible beauty of The Bhagavad-Gita to the pure storytelling of Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried to Smack by Melvin Burgess, a portrayal of a descent into drug addiction without preachiness, showing the allure and haunting conclusion with true honesty. This encouragement of deep reading in our youth gives me great hope as a father, as my young children (6 and 2) are schooled by the community around me. Jody Schiesser



Riders on the storm seems to be an excessive group of androgynous, gender-bending women - are fleshy, beefy, garbed in tight clothes, proud of their pulchritude. I’ve got to think about that some more. Still, at the library, around the octogenarian librarian with a modest silver medal of Mary around her neck - I’m seeing this a lot - it was nice to hear Georgia’s name on someone’s lips. I like the reminder. Funny the things we get nostalgic about. After all this online registering and communicating at this small school I discovered - Chatham College, if you can believe that name; it’s not just a “state� - I was thinking there would be no more physical standing in line, no more chance to bitch and moan about the system or overhear gossip about this teacher or that. Wrong. It seems the school is still “tinkering� with its electronic form of communication. So to add and drop a class - which I’ve already done - we had to stand in a line that stretched out the door. Same with getting our student ID photo taken. The problem here was choice. The single photographer working that day took four photos, then asked which one we wanted to appear - on a 1-by-3-inch format. It made our Division of Motor Vehicles system look positively brilliant. There’s nothing nostalgic about the price of books, though. Shelling out $158 made the whole experience very real. Which is why I’m glad I have my onepint jar of pickled okra - a gift from some friends when I left town for a hiatus. To remind me of the South. Finding pickled okra up here is like trying to find a tavern televising the Andre Agassi match at the U.S. Open on a night when the Pittsburgh Steelers are playing. Impossible. I’m eking out those little okra gems that came someone’s late summer garden, breakfast, lunch and dinner. I hear reports from 38th Street in Savannah that some of my arugula leaves are beginning to find their way into salads. It’s probably too late to grow arugula or any fall vegetable here on Biddle Street. Still, a few days ago, when I put on a zippered sweatshirt and found a folded package of red-top turnips in the pocket, I scored the earth and broadcast the remaining seeds in the loamy Pennsylvania -rich soil under a towering honey locust tree that still has leaves. Hope springs eternal in the human heart, says the quotable Alexander Pope. Sure enough. Today, after several days of morning rain, I spot signs of germination. Food for the katydids? I hope not. w E-mail Jane at






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Last night during a class on “Shape Changers,� writers who introduced the autobiographical into the nonfiction form of writing, we considered closing the windows so we could hear one another speak over the screeching of the katydids. If this is Pittsburgh, I can only imagine how deafening the sound of an Amazon rain forest must be. To be fair, this is an impressively treecovered, green-friendly urban area. Three blocks from my apartment stretches the 600-acre Frick Park, wooded, undeveloped, hilly, rugged - except for several red clay tennis courts and a manicured lawn bowling court. It took three days and one deep puddle of mud for my dog, city dog that she is, to unflatten her ears, to learn the difference between chipmunks and squirrels, to know what to do in the wild, to find her “dogness.� This park and three others are Pittsburgh’s versions of our barrier islands. Or the way our barrier islands used to be. Now I read of a National Park Service plan “mandated by Congress� to allow eight to 10 tours by vehicle per day through Cumberland Island. Shame on you, Jack Kingston, for opening this can of worms. What were you thinking, besides the obvious campaign contributions? But today the din of the katydids subsides. With Ernesto on his way up north, the morning before the storm is quiet. As this part of the country awaits the twists and turns of a hurricane, the temperatures fall. Back to long pants and a long-sleeved shirt. Back to earlier hurricane stories. As I stood in the Swissvale branch library, under the ubiquitous oil painting of Andrew Carnegie - sort of like that painting of George Washington that used hang in every elementary school - and handed over my Georgia driver’s license to get a local card, the librarian said, “We were near Georgia once, when we had to evacuate for Agnes in ‘72.� She’s the one who told me the proper pronunciation of Carnegie, accent on the second syllable, the “e� sounding like a long “a.� We know this, she allows, from a recording of Carnegie’s. I never heard of Agnes, I told her. You’re too young, she responded. Hah! I thought after a week of classes with students whose hands are so blemish-free you don’t even see signs of knuckles let alone freckles or age spots. It’s not a population I’m used to looking at. The girls especially - except for what



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A woman told police that she was attacked by a man she did not know at the intersection of Norwood and Central Avenue. The woman said she was walking home from a nearby gasoline station when a van passed her heading eastbound on Norwood. She heard the van door open and someone jumped out. The suspect grabbed the woman by the throat and started pulling her towards the van. She began to scream and stomped on his foot.The man released her and she fled from the area, making her way home. The vehicle was last seen heading westbound on Norwood Avenue. The woman said she had never seen the man or the vehicle before. A lookout was posted for both. • Police responded to a call of an armed robbery in progress at Clover Village at White Bluff Road. The victim said he had just delivered a pizza and returned to his car when a man ran up to his car and hit him with a gun several times. The suspect then said, “Give me your money.” The victim gave the suspect his wallet and a pizza. The man then fled on foot. The victim got his phone and moved up the street to wait for police. He had visible bruises and cuts on his face, but refused treatment by EMS. His supervisor was notified and came to the scene. • Two men who were leaving work on West Broughton Street called police after they saw a man taking copper pipe from a nearby building. The men said they heard a noise and looked towards the sound. They saw a man who was crumpling up a piece of copper rain spout. The suspect put the copper into a plastic garbage bag, then walked away carrying two garbage bags. He was last seen walking east in Broughton Lane. The witnesses attempted to follow the man but lost him in the dark. They could only give a vague description of the man and could not say if he was white or black. No suspect could be located. •Police were called to Tremont Road in response to a disorderly person. Upon arrival, an officer spoke with the suspect and asked for his identification. The suspect replied that he didn’t have any ID on him. When the officer asked the man for his name, date of birth and Social Security number, he gave three different Social Security numbers. The officer called dis-

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patch, but no information about the man could be found. The man was arrested and taken to the Chatham County Detention Center. His fingerprints revealed his true name and the fact that he had two outstanding warrants. • While on a juvenile call, an officer was advised by a man that someone had just fired a gun. The man said a few nights earlier, someone fired a shot that missed him and struck his garage door across the street. The officer checked the garage door and saw that there was a dent in it. When the officer returned to talk to the man again, he himself heard a shot. He looked up and saw a man entering the side door of a house on Damascus Road. The officer called the incident in to dispatch and other officers arrived and surrounded the house. A man came out of the side door and was asked if he heard any gun shots. He replied that he was shooting his BB gun, and then retrieved the gun from his garage. He was arrested. • Police were dispatched to a fast food restaurant on Bee Road in reference to a disorderly person. Upon arrival, an officer spoke with the manager, who had called police. She said she had asked a customer at the restaurant to smoke her cigarette at the side of the building. The woman’s mother and aunt came up and all three began cursing the manager and the other employees. The manager said the other employees told her to call police, at which point the three women left. No hitting was involved. A case report number card was given to the manager, who said she had told the woman to never return to the restaurant. w

All cases from recent Savannah/Chatham Police Department incident reports. Give anonymous crime tips to Crimestoppers at 234-2020.


of the Weird

Seriously Bi-Cultural

Tariq Khan, 12, of New York City, bubbled with enthusiasm (to a New York Times reporter in August) about his love of the Grand Theft Auto video game and the hiphop music of Fat Joe, T.I. and 50 Cent -- a month after becoming a prestigious hafiz by having memorized the entire Koran in Arabic (which he doesn’t understand all that well). He finished the regimen in less than two years of 40-hour workweeks, and if he retains his knowledge, he and 10 people of his choosing eventually get express passage to paradise.

Compelling Explanations

The Litigious Society

Longshots: (1) Los Angeles psychologist Michael Cohn filed a lawsuit in May against the Los Angeles Angels baseball team because he didn’t get a red nylon bag that the team was giving to women for “Family Sunday” on Mothers’ Day last year. (2) “Carlos the Jackal,” who is perhaps the world’s most notorious terrorist and who is serving life in prison in France, filed a lawsuit earlier this year against the head of French intelligence for illegally capturing him while he was sedated in a liposuction clinic in Khartoum, Sudan, in 1994. Garrett Sapp filed a lawsuit in July seeking compensation for injuries from a 2004 auto accident in West Des Moines, Iowa, in which Christopher Garton’s car, turning, hit Sapp’s because Garton’s attention was diverted by (according to a police report) the oral sex he was receiving from his wife.

James Filson was fired as a Big Ten conference football referee in 2005, following a reporter’s disclosure that, after a bad accident and the installment of a prosthetic, Filson had been officiating games with one eye. Filson filed a lawsuit in July, pointing out that he had been refereeing well enough for the previous four years that no one noticed his condition, but the conference said

that, now that the word is out, he would be a magnet for criticism on close calls. Pedophiles Fight Back: (1) Phillip Distasio, 34, told a judge in Cleveland in August (in preparation for his September trial on 74 charges) that he’s been a pedophile for 20 years, that what he does can be therapeutic for the child, and that it’s part of his Arcadian Fields Ministries religion, of which he is a friar. (2) Three men in the Netherlands announced in May that they have formed the Charity, Freedom and Diversity party and will field candidates for office, advocating freedom to be naked in public and a reduction in the age of consent for sex to 12. The new party, said one, will give them “a voice.” “(P)oliticians only talk about us in a negative sense.”


(1) Amarillo, Texas, officials, welcomed home eighthplace national spelling bee finisher Caitlin Campbell in June with a billboard, but misspelled her name as “Cambell.” (2) ExxonMobil, the company that announced jaw-dropping profits of $18.7 billion for the first half of 2006, said in June that it would fight the U.S. Justice Department over $92 million that the government said the company owes in the still-uncompleted 1989 Exxon Valdez oil-spill cleanup. I See Dead People: (1) A campaign worker for unsuccessful Rhode Island gubernatorial candidate Dennis Michaud was charged in July with falsifying election records, in that he allegedly made a sworn statement that 57 voters had signed Michaud’s nominating petition “in (his) presence,” including two people who had long been dead. Said the worker, “I did nothing wrong.” (2) The signers this summer of a nominating petition for James T. Finnell for an office in Smithtown, N.Y., were all living, but the problem there was that Finnell himself had died in 2004, and according to a July report in Newsday, no one knows who circulated the petition.

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About 1,000 animals were scheduled to be dug up from Pet’s Rest cemetery in Colma, Calif., after owners realized that their lease had run out (June). And the Green River Cemetery in Greenfield, Mass., began hurriedly moving and re-burying bodies, which had begun sliding down a muddy slope into the river (July). And about 100 skeletons were recently unearthed from an old graveyard beneath the St. Joseph’s Church, which the Archdiocese of Boston demolished in 2004 and sold (July). And the city of London, England, began selling used burial sites (for the equivalent of about

$5,600), offering to inter bodies on top of previous burials and to re-mark gravestones with new names (July).

Least Competent Criminals

The robber of a Bank of America branch in Tampa, Fla., in August is actually still at large, but according to witnesses, the bag of cash he took and stuffed down his pants as he fled had exploded, from the chemical dye pack inside, creating a temperature of about 425 degrees. Said a police spokesperson, “There’s no way that he was not injured.” (In his spirited post-ignition dash, the man jettisoned almost all the money.)

Clumsy People With Guns (all-new)

The following people accidentally shot themselves recently: A 21-year-old man in Hoquiam, Wash., and a 20-year-old man in Chicago (fatally), both while trying “to holster” the weapon in their waistbands. And criminal suspects Fabian Patillo, 21, in a Chicago suburb (June), and a 23-year-old man in East Germantown, Pa. (July), shot themselves in the head when they too-hastily fired their guns behind them trying to shoot pursuers. (Mr. Patillo did not survive.)

By the Way, What Stories Have Been No-LongerWeirded? (Part V)

Eighty such themes have occurred so frequently that they have been “retired from circulation” since News of the Weird began publishing in 1988, and here are more of them: Sometimes, firefighters are the ones who start fires, often because of a need to prove how important they are when they put it out. And it’s the law in some places that if a local election ends in a tie, it’s decided by a coin flip or a cutting of cards. And most of us have heard of postal workers who fall behind in their work and stash mounds of undelivered mail. And remember when you were shocked that a high school teacher would actually have sex with a student? All those stories used to be weird, but no longer.w

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(1) University of Central Florida student Matthew Damsky was arrested in July and charged with starting a fire in his dormitory, just so that, he said, he could meet women during the evacuation. (2) During the Santa Ana, Calif., murder-conspiracy trial of Aryan Brotherhood prison leaders in July, the lawyer for defendant Barry “The Baron” Mills (who was convicted along with colleague Tyler “The Hulk” Bingham) made the point that the Aryan Brotherhood is more of a social club than a criminal gang and mostly enjoys just “playing cards, reading and crocheting,” according to a New York Times report.

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Vernal Expansion

Climate change across Europe is now bringing the arrival of spring Ernesto more than a week +120 0 Death Valley, earlier than 30 years ago, 3.2 California John and there has been a marked delay in the arrival 3.7 of autumn as well, according to a new study. ScienKristy tists from 17 countries joined to record changes in natural annual events to see what impact global warming might be having on the continent’s ecology. The study of 542 plants from 1971 to 2000 found that 78 percent are now flowering, leafing and fruiting earlier. Co-author Week Ending September 1, 2006 Tim Sparks wrote in the journal Global Change sions within a single day were accompaBiology: “There’s a limit to how much nied by 16 volcanic earthquakes, which the earlier these events can get without country’s geophysics agency said representaffecting some of these species.” ed continuous movement of magma inside Sumatran Smoke the volcano. Failed efforts by Indonesian China’s Toxic Rain officials to curb illegal burning An official Chinese government of the Sumatran rain forest this report revealed that unbridled year have allowed a pall of industrial development has smoke to blanket the island and caused a third of the country’s neighboring areas of Malaysia. land mass to now be regularly House Speaker Agung Laksono said bathed in acid rain. Sheng Huaren, vice Indonesia’s inability to prevent the blazes chairman of the National People’s Congress had brought shame to the country. Smoke Standing Committee, said coal-burning became so thick that approximately 10,000 power stations and coking plants were the people sought medical help for respiratory main culprits. More than half the 696 problems during a single day in Riau Chinese cities and counties monitored province’s capital of Pekanbaru. Air were shown to have experienced acid rain. transportation was also disrupted. In some regions, every rainy day was an Philippine Eruption acid rain day, according to the report. The Philippines’ Mayon volcano Drought Crisis ended a week of relative calm by A dry monsoon season in expelling large amounts of ash northeast India’s Assam state is and gases over parts of Albay threatening to create a food province. Two separate explo-


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moved over open waters to the west of Mexico. • Super Typhoon Ioke was a category-5 storm during much of its second week of crossing the Pacific.

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Vostok, Antarctica crisis for the rare one-horned rhinos of Kaziranga National Park. Park warden Utpal Bora told reporters that many of the animals in Kaziranga are likely to face food shortages during the upcoming winter season. He fears the animals may be forced to stray outside of the park’s boundaries and into human settlements in search of food. India’s traditionally flood-prone Assam state has escaped the devastating floods that have ravaged many other parts of India this summer.

Tropical Cyclones

Hurricane Ernesto drenched a long path across the Caribbean and southeastern United States, killing at least two people in Haiti. The storm attained hurricane strength for only a brief period, then lost further intensity as it moved over the rough terrain of eastern Cuba. • Category-4 Hurricane John skirted Mexico’s Pacific coast, and was predicted to strike the resorts of southern Baja California late in the week. Hurricane Kristy


A strong tremor and subsequent aftershock in southwest China’s Yunnan province killed at least two people as it wrecked thousands of buildings in Yanjin and Daguan counties. • Earth movements were also felt in eastern Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia’s Banda Sea region, central and northeastern Iran, western Greece, Montenegro, northern Italy, southern Portugal and the Hawaiian Islands.

Dolphin Runs Amok

An extremely aggressive dolphin has been terrorizing France’s Atlantic coast for several weeks by menacing swimmers, overturning boats and tossing fishermen into the sea. The marine mammal has been named “Jean Floch” by residents around the Brittany port of Brezellec, and was a welcome sight after he first appeared in 2002. Experts believe his violent streak developed this summer because he was expelled from a group of other dolphins. “He’s like a mad dog,” complained Henri Le Lay, president of the port’s association of fishermen and yachtsmen. He said the dolphin has already caused almost $2,000 in damage to the fleet. Fishermen initially wanted to have Jean Floch killed, but a scheme is now being devised to keep the protected animal away from boats through the use of acoustic repellants. w

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The Roger Moss Quintet

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The Peelers

knows that, so she’s kicking off a long series of nationally-known Celtic rock bands with these Savannah faves, who’ve trekked here from Canada many times in the past. They’re following in the footsteps of icons like The Pogues, The Dubliners and The Waterboys. Plus, one of their heroes, Finny McConnell of The Mahones is touring with them as a special guest. Saturday’s show is the Grand Opening Party for Murphy’s Law, with free food and prizes on hand. That show will likely sell out, so get your ticket early. Fri., 10 pm, Finnegan’s Wake + Sat., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law.

The Tennessee Rounders

This Chattanooga-based retro-country and honky-tonk band has a gritty, no-bullshit approach, memorable original songs that don’t deviate too far from their chosen format, and a working knowledge of classic covers by the acts that built the outlaw country movement. Their shows are sweet and touching, loud and boisterous. They’ll put a tear in your beer and a boot in your ass. Yip! Fri., 10 The Peelers pm, The Jinx.

If you’re wondering whether or not our area will see another local country artist rise to the level of Rincon native Billy Currington, the smart money’s on this 35-year-old Savannah native. With a tremendously expressive three-and-a-half octave vocal range, and a genuine flair for writing the kind of barnburners and weepy ballads that pay respect to the pioneers of the genre without lapsing into mimicry. Parr (who’s also one hell of a guitarist as well) cut his first CD in Nashville a few years ago, and it’s easily one of the best indie releases from a regional artist that I’ve ever heard. Rumor has it he’s got a major record deal of some kind in the works, and I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see him getting a substantial push in the near future. This nightclub about an hour from downtown is under new ownership, and this is a great opportunity to catch an up-and-coming artist in a small honky-tonk while you still can. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Red Leg Saloon (formerly Silver Dollar Café, Hwy 204). I know plenty of people who just “don’t get” Celtic punk. To them, it’s a silly crossbreeding of two distinctly separate genres that go together about as well as chalk and cheese. Fair enough. It’s not for everyone, and —like rockabilly, which it resembles slightly— there is undeniably a certain sameness that pervades even the best examples of the form. That said, there are few things as exhilarating as being in the presence of a Celtic rock or punk band that’s tight as a whipcord and firing on all cylinders. The owner of these sister venues


Red Eye Jedi

This improvisatory funk and rock band recently relocated here from Rome, Ga., but their humble beginnings can be traced to this area. In the short time since they’ve been back, they’ve found themselves welcomed into several area venues, either as headliners, or as Open Mic Night hosts. That’s probably because their laid-back explorations and danceable, organic grooves are noticeably different from the standardissue jam noodling that is pervasive around these parts, and it can also function well as delightful background music, rather than brash, in-your-face guitar wonking. The fact that they boast a decent horn section doesn’t hurt either. Sat., 9 pm, Dolphin Reef Lounge (Tybee).

Sentient Bean’s 5th Anniversary Party

It’s hard to believe this counterculture haven and community art space has been around for a half-decade, but we’re all getting older, aren’t we? Whether it’s doling out Certified Free Trade java, hosting touring songwriters and poetry slams, facilitating forums for local activist groups, or partnering with area film societies to create a DIY screening room, The Bean has become a hub of the local infotainment scene. They’ll celebrate their success with an evening of music, food, beverages, prizes and a round of live Savannah-centric trivia hosted by yours truly. See you there? Fri., 7 pm, The Sentient Bean Coffeehouse. w

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This group of exceptionally talented and sympathetic jazz musicians is becoming one of the most popular attractions at this swanky hotel cocktail lounge. Led by the powerful and engaging classically trained vocalist Moss, the remaining members (violinist Ricardo Ochoa, bassist Peter Berquist, pianist Eric Jones and drummer Josh Safer) invest plenty of feeling and nuance into timeless chestnuts from the Great American Songbook, as well as assorted cabaret-style numbers. Occasionally, Moss will roam this small room, singing without amplification to individual audience members — a charming, if overused shtick that never fails to delight and surprise newcomers and tourists. As if that weren’t enough. At a recent Mansion gig, the group closed the night with a strangely compelling arrangement of Madonna’s “Like A Virgin.” Dig it. Fri., 9 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.

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SAVANNAH SMILES- Krazy Karaoke Night SAVANNAH THEATRE- Jukebox Journey (3 pm) SEA DAWGS (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (1 pm) THE SENTIENT BEAN- 9 On Bali (8 pm) SLUGGERS- 5 Point Productions’ Karaoke (10 pm) TANTRA LOUNGE (formerly The Monkey Bar)- Live

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BAYOU CAFÉ (upstairs)- Chief (9 pm) BLUEBERRY HILL- Karaoke THE CALEDONIAN- Live Trivia w/Artie & Brad (10 pm) DEWEY’S DOCKSIDE (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)- DJ spins Beach


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THE IRISH TIMES- Live Irish Music THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)- The Howard Paul

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DAIQUIRI BEACH- BN Trivia w/Artie & Brad (10 pm) DEB’S PUB & GRUB- #@*! Karaoke (10:30 pm) DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)- Live Music TBA

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Ear-crushingly loud (and at times, whisper quiet) indierock duo from Athens, Ga. that features a female guitarist/vocalist with —seriously— a wall of giant amps, and a drummer that plays so hard he’s been known to pass out mid-song from heat exhaustion. With local “swamp metal/sludge punk” sons Black Tusk. Sat., 10 pm, The Jinx.

Upbeat soul, funk and R & B cover group, fronted by the sultry Leslie Gadson. Sat., 9 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.

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Solo guitarist/singer “Savannah Steve” plays popular favorites from the past few decades in the beautiful Grand Ballroom of this historic building. Sat., 8 pm, American Legion Post #135 (1108 Bull St.).

Statesboro-based jam band. Sat., 10 pm, Locos Deli & Pub (Downtown).

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Ultra-indie regional act that describes their music as “breezy Brian Wilson-y pop with progressive, ambient and world music influences.” Sun., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.

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Local, danceable, high-energy electric blues quartet led by drummer Ken Harrison. Fri., 10 pm, Savannah Blues.

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Shag, soul, rock and R & B favorites. Fri. - Sat., 8 pm, Mary’s Seafood & Steaks.

Bottles & Cans

Raw, unvarnished, Delta-inspired garage blues with a touch of psychedelic angst. Wed., 10 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House + Thurs., 10 pm, Savannah Blues + Sat., 8 pm, The Warehouse.

Thomas Claxton

Intense acoustic guitarist/singer offering classic and modern rock covers and plenty of originals off his forthcoming debut CD. Wed. & Sun., 5 pm, The Warehouse + Fri. Sat., 9 pm, Bayou Café.

The Bryan Clees Band

Straight-up country combo led by a regional singer/songwriter who’s opened for some major names in his genre. Wed., 8:30 pm, One Hot Mama’s BBQ (Bluffton).

Corrupted Youth

Young, loud and snotty old-school punk from Maryland that occasionally dips into screamo. Mon., 7 pm, Sweet Melissa’s (103

Eric Culberson Blues Band

Internationally-known electric blues guitarist in the vein of Freddy King, Albert Collins and Buddy Guy, who’s released 3 well-received indie CDs and tours the East Coast frequently. Tues. (hosts Open Jam Night) - Weed., 10 pm, Mercury lounge + Thurs., 8 pm, The Warehouse + Sun., 10 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House.

G.E. Perry

Celebrated local electric guitarist playing blues and blues-rock. Friday’s show finds him backed by his full band Strange Brew. Saturday’s gig is in a duo format with mouth harpist James Gay. Fri., 9 pm, Fannie’s on The Beach (Tybee) + Sat., 8 pm, Augie’s Pub (Richmond Hill).

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Eclectic cover band, playing both wellknown and obscure rock, soul and country tunes, from artists like Little Richard and NRBQ to Lucinda Williams and The Cure. Fri. - Sat., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.

Tight local jam band with a distinctly Southern and soulful edge, known for blustering lead guitar work and nimble percussion. Sat., 10 pm, Savannah Blues.

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Local award-winning electric blues power trio led by guitarist Brett “Hitman” Bernard. Wed., & Tues. (hosts Open Mic Night), 10 pm, Savannah Blues + Fri., 10 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House.

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Inconceivable! Intense Wallace Shawn drama comes to The Ark Theatre on Louisville Road

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Auditions for Marie and Bruce originally didn’t go swimmingly -- “the first day of auditions no one came,” she says. She eventually found the right actor, Ryan Brown, to play Bruce -- “he was up on a ladder at Savannah Actor’s Theatre, and I sort of knew him from SCAD. So I walked up to him and said, ‘Hey, Ryan, do you want to audition?’” Keri Szymanski plays Marie; additional cast members include Stephen Cyr, Janson Lalich, Valerie Lavalle, Adam Scarborough Nelson and Sasha Travis. Lynne, a comparatively recent arrival to Savannah, came to town eager to make her mark on the local scene -- but found the scene somewhat underwhelming. “I decided to just wreck everything and leave your life behind and do something adventurous and new,” she says. “I was hoping to find a thriving theatre community here, and didn’t. SCAD is primarily students, Savannah Theatre is primarily professional and City Lights was kind of petering out,” says Lynne. “So in 2005 I was just going crazy, and finally decided to get some friends together and say, ‘Let’s do this.’” w Marie and Bruce will be performed Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 7-9 and Sept. 14-16 at 8 p.m. at The Ark Theatre (703D Louisville Rd). Admission is $10.

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Wallace Shawn is perhaps best known to more casual arts patrons for his roles as Vizzini in The Princess Bride and Grand Nagus Zek on Deep Space Nine. But he’s a prolific playwright as well, and among his better-known early works is the play Marie and Bruce, written in 1978. “People expect Vizzini from this, but it’s not that at all,” says Sheila Lynne, who directs this weekend’s Drama Bums/ Savannah Actor’s Theatre production. “He did that all that well after he did this. It was originally performed in a very small space in London, almost like a living room.” Which makes this intimate, scalding look at a day in the life of a relationship gone awry a good match for the newly opened Ark Theatre on Louisville Road, where Lynne brings the show this weekend and the following. “It’s very deep. It’s really funny and really stark at the same time. We’ve torn it apart in many different ways, which makes it even more fascinating,” she says. “We’ve heard it’s about his parents, and then we thought maybe it was about him, since it seems to be about a writer and an actress. He didn’t give a lot of clues.” Local theatre connoisseurs will remember Lynne from a recent production of Ti Jean Blues at the Sentient Bean and Cafe Mucha. They also might be familiar with her abortive effort to stage The Good Body, a play about women’s body image by Eve Ensler, writer of the Vagina Monologues. However, that production was not able to go on due to the threat of legal action from the playwright. “Her lawyers called us and said, no you can’t do this. So despite what we were trying to do for women and for theatre, it left a bad taste in my mouth.” When Lynne made another go of it with Marie and Bruce, she says the decision pretty much made itself. “I didn’t think about the content or the subject matter -- I just wanted to push it and see if I could make it happen. I was challenging myself and the community -are you open to alternative types of theatre?”



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You be the judge – and the jury

TAPS stages rarely-produced Ayn Rand audience participation play Night of January 16 While most remember Ayn Rand for her seminal novel The Fountainhead, many fewer will know that she also wrote a play that was a hit on Broadway in 1935. The Night of January 16 is an audience participation courtroom drama about the murder -- or is it suicide? -- of an ethically challenged market trader. Performed by the Tybee Arts Performing Society (TAPS), the show is set for this weekend at the recently renovated Old Tybee School. “The play has been produced under three different titles, which is really interesting considering who Ayn Rand was,” says director Carol Ingham. “There were several different editions which she kept revising and changing, We’re using what’s called the ‘definitive edition incorporating the author’s final changes,’” she says. “But we’re not just using that dialogue, we’re using some from other drafts.” The play’s title refers to the night that the murder of Bjorn Faulkner -- who, being dead, is never seen during the show -took place. “Other titles that had been used for the play were Penthouse Legend and Woman on Trial.” Despite its popularity at the time, few

theatre aficionadoes would know about Rand’s play today. “Nobody really does -- I only knew because maybe years ago I was in the play myself,” Ingham says. “It has a lot of great elements that are really interesting. The murder trial takes place in the thirties. The deceased is a very rich scoundrel, and by contrast he has this beautiful woman as his mistress and secretary.” Ingham says because of a clear preponderance of Southern accents in this local cast, she’s decided to change the script’s location of the case. “It’s being done in a Georgia venue. -- we’re using Atlanta instead of New York City.” The play features one of the first uses of audience participation with individual members being selected for jury duty. “The panel of jurors selected from audience, so this truly is audience participation,” she says. “Of course all the witnesses are very quirky and quite amusing.” Ingham says actors have to be prepared

to move on a moment’s notice each night, going with the whim of their impromptu citizen jury. “Two different endings are written depending on whether the jury returns a verdict of guilty or not guilty,” she says. “From what I can gather it all depends on who’s in the audience that night as to what the verdict is. Every night it really is a different show.” While many theatregoers may be used to the more cerebral courtroom goings-on of the infinitely more well-known Inherit the Wind, Ingham says TAPS’ production of The Night of January 16 will concentrate “much more melodrama – we’re doing it in all black and white because of the time period. The only other colors we’re using are on the defendant. She’s supposedly such a scandalous young woman so we’re putting her in red and black.” Bonnie Terrell portrays the woman in question, Karen Andre, with her defense

attorney played by Gail Byrd and Billy Doniel playing the prosecuting attorney. Arney Correa plays “Guts” Regan, who Ingham says is “a mobster in on planning on whether it was a murder or suicide – nobody is quite sure.” This will be the third production of the year for TAPS, part of the Tybee Arts Association. The first TAPS show in the new space was I Hate Hamlet. “The place has great stadium seating. The acoustics are really not bad for us, because we had a big set that was absorbing the echoes you get in that type of building,” Ingham says. “People will be extremely comfortable in this little theatre,” she says. w Tybee Arts Performing Society presents Ayn Rand’s Night of January 16 on Sept. 8 & 9 at 8 p.m. and Sept. 10 at 3 p.m. at the Old Tybee School performance space. Tickets $12 adults, $10 students & TAA members.


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‘Etchings of Rembrandt’ -- SCAD celebrates the 400-year anniversary of Rembrandt’s birth with this exhibit Aug. 31-Sept. 25 at the Red Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St. 40 etchings by Rembrandt for sale. Free and open to the public. ‘From Freedom’s Shadow: African Americans and the United States Capitol’ -- Savannah State University presents this exhibit from the U.S. Capitol Historical Society, Sept. 6-Oct. 5 in Adams Hall on the SSU campus. Free and open to the public beginning 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6. The exhibit focuses on the African-American influence on the capitol from the enslaved labor used to construct it to the current representation in it. Open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays exhibit open 2-5 p.m. Curator Felicia Bell is a 1998 graduate of SSU. Ceramicist Ben Carter -- A mini-exhibit will be on display Sept. 8 and 9 at Gallery S.P.A.C.E. at 9 W. Henry St. In addition to the Friday presentation, Carter will be conducting live ceramics demonstrations on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Free and open to the public. Savannah Art Works -- New gallery at 240 Bull St. marks its opening with an exhibit of new work by Georgia Nagle and H. C. Warner. Opening reception Saturday, Sept. 9, 5-9 p.m. ‘All Over the Lot’ -- Hospice Savannah will showcase a new body of photographs by local photographer, Margaret Brennan, Sept. 1–Oct. 31 at the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, at Hospice House, 1352

Call for Entries - “Gender Bender,” a show exploring the diverse notions of gender. Accepting all forms of art. Works must be dropped off no later than Wed. Sept. 16. $25. Nonrefundable entry fee for every 3 pieces submitted. Show is Juried. Reception Corresponds with the 2006 Savannah PRIDE Festival, held in The Starland Design District Sat. September 16. 11 a.m. -9 p.m. Show runs Sept. 14-20. ‘Linda Cohn was here’ -- Chicago native Linda Cohn will exhibit her works at Gallery S. P. A. C. E. (Savannah’s Place for Art, Culture and Education) Sept. 5-Oct. 27. The exhibition will include works from her series “Egypt,” “Savannah,” “Circus,” “EverReady Bunny” and “Bonnieux.” Admission is free. Gallery S.P.A.C.E. is at 9 West Henry Street in Savannah. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. A reception for the artist will be Fri., Sept. 8, from 6-8 p.m. ‘Borrowed Time’ -- New works by Juliana Peloso at Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St., Sept. 7-28. Reception Thurs. Sept 14, 6-8 p.m. ‘Savannah Scenes and Birds with Means’ - Robert Dinnebeil’s recent oil paintings through September 7 at Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. Black Orchid Gallery -- Through Sept. 30: original regional band album covers, T-shirts, and poster art. Closing reception continued on page 34

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Sun. Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. Black Orchid is at 131 Drayton St. ‘Contrived and Classified’ -- Exhibition of wall installations by SCAD MFA painting candidate Susan Murrell. Alexander Hall Main Gallery, 668 Indian Street. JEA Artist of the Month -- The Art Show at the Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St., beginning September 1 will feature the works of Ardis Wood. Reception Sunday, Sept. 10, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Ronnie Durrence: Savannah’s Lost Modernist -- Show opens Aug. 19 at Iocovozzi Fine Arts, Ltd., 1 W. Jones St. Beth Giuliano -- New paintings at the Angel House Cafe, 326 Johnny Mercer Blvd Wilmington Island, through Sept. 10th.

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really taking off as it continues to go wider. With more theaters being added, Little Miss Sunshine has already shucked the art-house label, meaning that the two biggest financial winners on that front were Robert Altman’s A Prairie Home Companion and, surprisingly, the Al Gore documentary An Inconvenient Truth. Gore’s cinematic lecture on global warming has already positioned itself as a leading contender for the Best Documentary Feature Oscar, but it’s not the only summer flick to stir talk of Academy recognition. Yup, Oscar record holder Meryl Streep has already generated buzz for her sharp turn as a ruthless magazine editor in The Devil Wears Prada. Meryl was grand, but truthfully, no other summer performance satisfied me as much as the one delivered by one of Streep’s costars. As the perpetually panicked assistant Emily, British actress Emily Blunt stole the film from both top-billed ladies (Streep and Anne Hathaway). Indeed, it was a notable summer for English actors, as the season’s other great performances came from Ray Winstone as the tough but decent Captain Stanley in the art-house release The Proposition, and Ian McKellen, who provided almost all the juice as Sir Leigh Teabing in The Da Vinci Code. Combine their efforts with that of British writer-director Neil Marshall, whose horror yarn The Descent was a thrilling break from the same-old same-old, and the conclusion is irrefutable: Rule Britannia, this summer for sure. continued on page 36

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It was a summer movie season packed with outrageous characters, unbelievable developments and shocking denouements. America’s film fans were collectively kept on the edges of their seats, unable to break away from the fantastic tales being played out in front of their disbelieving eyes. But enough about the off-screen antics of Mel Gibson and Tom Cruise. Let’s turn our attention instead to the movies that were trotted out between early May and the end of August. It’s reached the point where one summer movie season pretty much resembles the one that preceded it, as it’s becoming increasingly difficult to tell the cinematic offerings apart. (Ah, I still cherish the “vintage” summer slates of 1982, ‘84 and ‘93 the way some people cherish fine wines.) The heavily hyped blockbusters pull in millions, yet few seem destined for classic status in the decades ahead -- certainly, Jaws and Star Wars have nothing to fear from the likes of this year’s Pirates of the Caribbean and X-Men sequels. The indies release quality projects to placate discerning moviegoers, yet their combined grosses wouldn’t even cover the down payment on Adam Sandler’s new home entertainment center. And as always, Hollywood suits hold their breaths for the entire four-month stretch, waiting to see if the seasonal box office will top the previous year’s tally or if heads will roll and fingers will point if the industry suffers a financial decline. (Good news for those expendable employees: 2006 should surpass last year’s totals for the com-


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1. You, Me and Dupree. Memories of the abysmal Garfield: The Movie easily convinced me that life was too short to be spent watching the blink-and-you-missed-it sequel (Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties) that came out this summer. No matter: There were still enough bad movies to go around, and none was worse than this unwatchable comedy, the multiplex equivalent of the Chinese water torture. 2. Trust the Man. The indie version of You, Me and Dupree, this likewise shared an affinity for obnoxious characters, dopey dialogue and absurd situations. 3. Lady In the Water. Apparently, M. Night Shyamalan is George W. Bush’s doppelganger in Hollywood: His popularity continues to plummet as more and more people realize how ridiculous he can be. 4. Poseidon. The “disaster flicks” of the 1970s were disreputable but often fun; this remake of the best of the bunch was too boring and impersonal to register as anything other than a bad idea. 5. Over the Hedge / The Ant Bully. Not every animated film can be Cars. This pair showcased miscast A-list actors and spastic story lines -- with unconvincing last-second “lessons” stapled on, of course -- at the expense of anything more substantial or enduring. w



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1. A Prairie Home Companion. Robert Altman’s best film in over a decade was a joyous celebration of life, a pensive meditation on death, and a glorious primer on raucous show biz shenanigans. 2. An Inconvenient Truth. This year’s March of the Penguins -- a well-crafted documentary that startled box office prognosticators with its ability to slice through all the summer clatter and make a mark on discerning moviegoers. 3. The Descent. Pimps and profiteers have long since commandeered the modern horror film, so it was nothing short of miraculous to stumble across one as atmospheric and as ingeniously structured as this UK import. 4. Little Miss Sunshine. The little movie that could, this Sundance hit continues to build on its positive word of mouth thanks to a likable cast and a savagely witty script. 5. Superman Returns. Yes, the film’s final stretch is border line deadly. But overall, this intelligent comic book adaptation edged out Cars (and beat Pirates by a nautical mile) to emerge as the summer’s most emotionally gripping and visually stimulating blockbuster.w




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The first motion picture produced by Country Music Television, Broken Bridges has no business playing in multiplexes, given that it basically warbles “made-for-TV� throughout its entire running time. In his feature film debut, country music star Toby Keith plays Bo Price, a -- you guessed it -- country music star who’s fallen on hard times thanks to booze and bad memories. He returns to his tiny hometown at the same time as Angela Delton (Kelly Preston), the woman he impregnated and abandoned 16 years earlier. Hoping to start anew, Bo does his best to not only break down Angela’s defenses but also those of Dixie (Lindsey Haun), the daughter he’s meeting for the first time. Keith, who never changes expressions over the course of this generic film (he remains as rigid as a bookcase), may receive top billing, but he’s trumped at every turn in his own star vehicle: Haun easily bests him in both the acting and singing departments. Willie Nelson makes a welcome appearance as himself, while Burt Reynolds, his face nearly as immobile as Keith’s, grumbles endlessly as Angela’s disapproving dad. Perhaps not since George Strait shut eyelids nationwide with 1992’s Pure Country has C&W had it so bad on screen. w 1/2

Before Christopher Reeve and Brandon Routh, there was George Reeves. Kirk Alyn may have originated the role of Superman on screen in a pair of 1940s serials, but it was Reeves who was most identified with the part, thanks to the hit TV series that ran throughout much of the 1950s. But in 1959, Reeves apparently committed suicide, though speculation has always run rampant that the hulking actor was actually the victim of foul play. Hollywoodland is a fictionalized take on this theory, centering on a smalltime detective (Adrien Brody) as he sets off to uncover the truth. Was Reeves (Ben Affleck) murdered by his opportunistic girlfriend (Robin Tunney), a gold digger who ran out of patience once she realized his career would never amount to more? By his older lover (Diane Lane), who feared she might be losing him for good? By the woman’s husband (Bob Hoskins), a powerful studio executive known for tying up loose ends? Or, in the final analysis, did Reeves really pull the trigger himself? Hell if anyone knows for sure, and that includes the makers of this film, who trot out every conceivable scenario without ever committing to one. Still, that’s hardly a flaw, as the open-endedness allows this handsome picture to tantalizingly jump back and forth between its colorful characters. The performances are uniformly fine -- Affleck has been a punching bag for so long now that his solid work here will surprise many -and the movie richly offers nostalgiatwinged visions of vintage LA. w

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Set in Austria, The Illusionist stars Edward Norton as Eisenheim, an enigmatic stage magician so skilled at his profession that the locals suspect he might actually possess otherworldly powers. One of the few skeptics is Crown Prince Leopold (Rufus Sewell), a cruel ruler who sets out to prove that Eisenheim is a fake. He enlists the aid of the corrupt Chief Inspector Uhl (Paul Giamatti), yet matters become more tangled when it’s revealed that Leopold’s fiancee (Jessica Biel) was once Eisenheim’s childhood sweetheart. For a good while, The Illusionist is topflight entertainment, with its lush period setting, its assemblage of captivating magic tricks, and a delightful relationship between Eisenheim and Uhl, two men sharing a wary respect for each other (both Norton and Giamatti are excellent). But then the film makes the fatal mistake of morphing into a mystery, the type that’s agonizingly easy to figure out even before its gears can really be placed in motion. Viewers who can’t figure out the big twist should dig out those old Encyclopedia Brown paperbacks and begin rebuilding their sleuthing skills from there.


In the rocker “We’re a Happy Family,” The Ramones present a dysfunctional family in which “Daddy’s telling lies, Baby’s eating flies, Mommy’s on pills, Baby’s got the chills.” The clan at the center of the Sundance hit Little Miss Sunshine isn’t much better off. Richard Hoover (Greg Kinnear) has developed a motivational program (“Refuse To Lose”) featuring the nine steps to success; unfortunately, no one is motivated to invest in it. His wife Sheryl (Toni Collette) has supported his endeavors but is running out of strength and patience when it comes to keeping everyone in line. Her gay brother Frank (Steve Carell) has just attempted suicide after being jilted by his lover, fired from his teaching post and losing a genius grant. Richard’s sex-fiend father (Alan Arkin) has just been kicked out of a posh nursing home for snorting coke and, presumably, getting too randy with the female senior citizens. And Richard and Sheryl’s teenage son Dwayne (Paul Dano), a Nietzsche fanatic, hates his family and hasn’t spoken a word in six months. And then there’s little Olive (Abigail Breslin), a perpetually gushing fountain of optimism who seems oblivious to the misery of those around her. When circumstances lead to her being selected to compete in the “Little Miss Sunshine” contest in California, the family members, not wanting to let her down, all pile into their rusty yellow van and head West. In other words, Little Miss Sunshine is yet another road picture about bickering family members, and if that sounds a bit too prefab (or at least a bit too RV), screenwriter Michael Arndt, his dialogue backed by an excellent ensemble cast, manages to adroitly mix up the expected comic schtick with mo-

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World Trade on computer-weaned kids to actually leave McLoughlin and Will Jimeno with two ficCenter focuses on the Port Authority Police their keyboards to venture out of the house tional guys trapped in a collapsed building, Department officers who would eventually and pay for a movie was, is and will remain and what you’re left with is a 1970s-style TV be recognized as two of the only 20 people a bad idea. As for the picture itself, it doesn’t movie-of-the-week, the sort that invariably to be rescued from the rubble of the Twin quite deliver on its thrill-a-minute premstarred the likes of Christopher George or Towers. September 11 begins as any other ise -- even star Samuel L. Jackson’s highly Lee Majors. For a more recent precedent, day for John McLoughlin (Nicolas Cage) publicized quip about the “motherfuckin’ the firefighter flick Ladder 49 largely covand Will Jimeno (Michael Pena), but like snakes” registers as much ado about nothered the same ground (in that snoozer, John everyone else on that fateful morning, they ing. Jackson stars as an FBI agent assigned Travolta and Joaquin Phoenix were the two soon are having to digest incomplete mesto protect an eyewitness (Nathan Phillips) lifesavers likewise chatting it up amid the sages involving an airplane crashing into to a mob slaying; once the villains ascertain bricks and flames). And despite the strong one of the towers. Springing into action, which flight they’ll be taking to make that performances by Bello and Gyllenhaal, important court date, they manage to fill the they’re among the men who enter the buildthe numerous sequences centering on the ing with the intention of aiding any potenaircraft with rattlesnakes, cobras, boa constrong-willed wives are no different than tial survivors, even as they try to decipher strictors. Director David Ellis and his three similar moments from countless WWII draadditional news items suggesting that the scripters have the title terrors chomp down mas, when the women are seen staring wistsecond tower has also been hit by a plane. on lips, eyes, breasts and even a penis, but fully out of windows while their men are off Timing’s not on their side, however, as the given the overall lack of creativity invested trying to make the world a better place. Like towers collapse just as they begin making in this project, it ultimately feels as rote and United 93, World Trade Center also tries to their way up from the ground to the floors joyless as a typical slasher flick. keep politics out of the picture; instead, it above. Their colleagues lose their lives, but focuses on the day as a shining example of John and Will somehow survive, though American solidarity, before the government World Trade Center at a great price. Both men find themselves began reshaping the tragedy for its own expinned -- and in great pain -- by the fallen 1/2 ploitive means. Yet for all of Stone’s timidity, debris, their only glimpse of the outside Oliver Stone is a divider, not a uniter. JFK the material brings out some undeniable world a small shaft of sunlight that penealienated those who couldn’t stomach its trates straight into the heart of the darkness. truths. The movie’s most poignant sequence political speculations; Natural Born Killers comes when Stone chooses to briefly show Realizing that it will take hours -- maybe alienated those who found offense with its the international community learning about even a day or two -- before they’re found gleeful approach to serial killer shenanigans; this monstrous terrorist attack. It’s the moand rescued, John and Will decide that they and Alexander alienated, well, everyone ment when the U.S. had the sympathy and will count on each other’s company to surwith its sheer wretchedness. So the notion of support of practically every country around vive, by talking their way through the pain Oliver Stone tackling a movie about 9/11 aland isolation until someone discovers them. the globe, and as we watch this segment, most registers as a sick joke. “You think my we’re heartbroken upon realizing how the Meanwhile, their wives (Maria Bello and past films were controversial?” one could Maggie Gyllenhaal) wait impatiently at their Bush Administration has spent the last five almost imagine hearing him sneer. “People, years pissing away all that goodwill, in efrespective homes with other family memyou ain’t seen nothing yet!” So the most bers, eager to find out whether their spouses fect turning us into a country that’s now


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he’s excellent at something. He has a best friend (John C. Reilly) who’s even dumber than he is, a blonde trophy wife (Leslie Bibb) who’s always looking to get ahead, and two obnoxious sons named Walker and Texas Ranger (“But we call him TR for short”). Ricky has spent his life trying to work out issues with his deadbeat dad (Gary Cole, delivering the film’s shrewdest comic performance), but that doesn’t excuse his repellent behavior and the way he takes everyone and everything for granted. Clearly, Ricky Bobby is primed to receive a comeuppance, and it arrives in the form of Jean Girard (hilarious Sacha Baron Cohen), a French homosexual race car driver whose prowess on the track leads to Ricky’s fall from grace and his subsequent (and humbled) climb back to the top.

Local Film Series Reel Savannah Presents Stolen

A look at a major art theft in 1990 at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Jepson Center for the Arts. Cost: $7.

Memorial Park Series

Like Spam, energy drinks and the Bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnic basmusic of Yanni, Will Ferrell is one of kets, friends and family to a sampling of those acquired tastes that satisfy devofilms from the Gray’s Reef Ocean Film tees while perplexing everyone else. A Festival. 4-8 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Tybee “B”- level Saturday Night Live player Gym. Cost: $5 per person, with children who, by virtue of one smash hit (Elf), under 3 admitted free. Call: 786-4573, found himself elevated to the same Ext. 127. w lofty playing field populated (presently and/or previously) by SNL superstars like John Belushi, Bill Murray and Eddie Murphy, Ferrell often seems adrift on the big screen, appearing in more flops than hits and frequently wearing out THE DESCENT 1/2 his welcome in even the smallest roles (as What’s with the plot, centered on a group one example, the funny Weddings Crashers of people trapped in a cave with a shadowy stopped dead in its tracks around the time menace? Didn’t we just see a film like this, he showed up for his extended cameo). So which cut to the chase by actually calling itwhile some folks swear by his 2004 starring self The Cave? Nope, not even the hype provehicle Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Bur- claiming this as one of the best horror films gundy, I’m not one of them. This one-note in decades could stir anything in me beyond movie struck me as annoying rather than weary resignation. Imagine my surprise, amusing, meaning I wasn’t exactly anticithen, to discover that The Descent is indeed pating Ferrell and director Adam McKay worth its weight in thrills and shudders, as reteaming for a comedy about a NASCAR writer-director Neil Marshall has produced redneck. My mistake. Talladega Nights: one of the finest horror yarns in many a full The Ballad of Ricky Bobby is often uproarimoon. The central character is Sarah (Shauous, and it’s clever in a way that Anchorman na Macdonald), a Scottish woman who, as rarely attempted. While it never reaches the picture opens, suffers a terrible loss. Cut the giddy highs of last summer’s premiere to a year later, when two of Sarah’s close stupid-smart comedy, The 40-Year-Old friends, the easygoing Beth (Alex Reid) and Virgin, it’s consistently pleasurable and ofthe competitive Juno (Natalie Mendoza), fers a steady stream of laugh-out-loud motalk their fellow outdoor enthusiast into ments. You won’t respect yourself the next tagging along on a spelunking expedition morning, of course, but while it unfolds, deep in the Appalachian mountains. They’re you’ll be happy to lower yourself to its level. joined by three other women -- Juno’s feisty Like Ron Burgundy, Ricky Bobby is also protégée Holly (Nora-Jane Noone) and an egotistical, none-too-bright boor. “I piss sisters Rebecca (Saskia Mulder) and Sam excellence,” he declares, and his standing as (MyAnna Buring) -- and together the sextet NASCAR’s best driver certainly signals that


embark on an adventure that they hope will not only produce the desired sense of merriment but will also allow Sarah to move past her recent tragedy, even if only temporarily.


Since his days as a guiding light on the trendsetting TV series from the 1980s, Michael Mann has established himself as an accomplished moviemaker with such hits as The Last of the Mohicans, Heat and The Insider. So his decision to bring Miami Vice to the big screen wasn’t the act of a desperate has-been eager to recapture some of his former glory. Mann has instead elected to turn his Vice into something altogether leaner and meaner -- if not necessarily tighter. The movie runs approximately 2-1/4 hours, and audiences expecting a zippy action flick will find this bo-o-o-ring indeed. Yet those who can tune into its wavelength will frequently find themselves fascinated by its beautifully composed shots, its startling bursts of violence and its baffling narrative segues. The film centers on Miami cops Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs (Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx in the roles once upon a time played by Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas) as they travel through the Americas from Miami on down to take care of some particularly nasty drug kingpins. Along the way, Crockett falls for one of the drug outfit’s power players (the great Gong Li, here struggling with the English language and often losing), Tubbs racks up some quality time with a fellow enforcer (Naomie Harris), a snitch leaks compromising info to the villains, and, in one spectacularly staged scene, a group of trailer-park skinheads get theirs in a bloody fashion. It would have been so easy for Mann to cash in quick by making a trashy spectacle like Bad Boys II or Con Air. Instead, he views Crockett and Tubbs as nihilistic warriors so embedded in their careers that they only need their weapons, their clipped cop-cliche-lingo and each other to survive. There’s no back story to any of this: What we see is what we get. Unfortunately, such iconic images are only as good as the movie stars propping them up, and while Foxx and Farrell can glower with the best of them, neither of them possess the weight of personality or aura of invincibility that, say, Clint Eastwood or John Wayne could summon without breaking stride.


The Ant Bully has talent to burn: Julia Roberts, Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep and Paul Giamatti. But as was the case with Bruce Willis in the recent (and inexplicably popular) Over the Hedge, this is yet another example of hiring big stars for the sole purpose of -- what exactly? Do 10-year-olds really care that acting legend Meryl Streep is voicing the role of the Ant Queen? Wouldn’t they rather hear Raven or Hilary or one of the other kids’ cable TV stars in the part?

MONSTER HOUSE  Monster House’s protagonist, DJ (voiced by Mitchel Musso), is a shy outcast who’s light on the brawn but heavy on the brains. He’s the only one in his neighborhood who realizes that something’s not right within the creepy house that’s directly across the street, a rotting mansion owned by a nasty old man named Nebbercracker (Steve Buscemi). What initially appears to be a straightforward haunted house tale morphs into a haunting tale about love, retribution and acceptance, with a backstory that’s as affecting as it is unexpected.


At 145 minutes, Dead Man’s Chest ends up providing too much bang for the buck. The effects-driven action scenes are clearly the picture’s highlights, and they alone make Dead Man’s Chest worth the price of admission. Johnny Depp’s still a lot of fun as the scurrilous Jack Sparrow, but a headline-grabbing performance that seemed blazingly original the first time around no longer has the power to surprise. Orlando Bloom’s Will and Keira Knightley’s Elizabeth are even less developed.


The visual effects in Little Man won’t put the wizards at Industrial Light & Magic out of business, but it’s only fair to note that they’re surprisingly effective. That’s the good news. The bad news is that they’re in the service of a feeble comedy that’s nowhere near as outrageous as one might reasonably expect from the makers of Scary Movie and White Chicks. Marlon Wayans stars as Calvin Sims, a dwarf whose first action upon being released from prison is to steal a valuable diamond. The heist goes off as planned, but subsequent developments lead to the priceless bauble ending up in the home of unsuspecting couple Darryl and Vanessa Edwards (Shawn Wayans and Kerry Washington). In order to gain access to the house and take back the diamond, Calvin disguises himself as a baby who’s been left in a basket on the Edwards’ front porch. Naturally, before the door can be opened, a dog wanders along and urinates all over Calvin’s face. That’s a mere warm-up to the gags that take place after Calvin infiltrates the Edwards household, stale bits involving (but not limited to) comments on the size of the baby’s manhood, breast-feeding, repeated blows to Darryl’s crotch and, of course, the changing of Calvin’s diaper. A robustly performed sequence involving a rectal thermometer is mildly amusing, but the rest is rather slapdash and bare, despite Marlon’s Herculean efforts to turn Calvin into a notable comic creation. Yet the overall impression is that director Keenen Ivory Wayans felt constrained by a PG-13 rating when he really had an R in mind. w

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feared and despised rather than embraced and adored. A political perspective also appears through the character of Dave Karnes (Michael Shannon), a Marine who claims God personally ordered him to Ground Zero. Karnes is clearly a hero -- he’s the guy who found McLoughlin and Jimeno -- yet he’s also the sort of mindless warrior too easily swayed by those in charge. He swears vengeance against those who destroyed the WTC, a sentiment we can all share. Except a footnote reveals that he served two tours of duty in Iraq -- like so many others, fighting in the wrong war for the wrong reasons. Stone prefers that we don’t think too much of such sticky situations, and that’s his prerogative. This nonpartisan treatment certainly allows the movie’s wholesome humanity to shine through, which in turn leads to some strong sequences detailing the manner in which John and Will deal with their hellish situation. This is often powerful stuff, but in the final analysis, it’s still a sanitized, Hollywood version of 9/11. For a harrowing experience that feels more like the real deal, United 93 is the one to see. It hits DVD on September 5.

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Activism & Politics

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

This new downtown dinner theater venue will hold auditions for its firsit production, Wings to Fly, a Savannah historical drama with dance and music. The play will open in late October and run 4-6 times a week. Performers will be paid. Cast needs incluce black female and male actors/dancers and singers, and white male actors/dancers. Auditions are by appointment only. Call 786-6384.


Chatham County Democratic Committee

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

Chatham County Democratic Women For information, call Maxine Harris at 3520470 or 484-3222.

Chatham County Young Democrats

Call Cory at 508-3335 or send email to c@

Chatham County Young Republicans

For information, visit or call Brad Morrison at 596-4810.

Drinking Liberally

meets at The Caledonian at the corner of Abercorn and 41st streets, just north of Victory Drive. Promoting democracy one pint at a time -- share politics while sharing a pitcher. This is an informal gathering of like-minded, left-leaners 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. For information, visit www. or send email to

League of Women Voters

meets on the first Monday of the month at 5 p.m. in Room 3 of the Heart and Lung Building at Candler Hospital. Membership is open to anyone 18 and older.

National Council of Negro Women

Planned Parenthood

meets the second Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. For info, call Heather Holloway at 352-4052 or Volunteers are needed for Planned Parenthood, and will meet the second Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at The Sentient Bean. For information about volunteering, call Megan Burgoyne at 3524052 or

Savannah Area Republican Women

meet the first Wednesday of every month at the Johnny Harris Restaurant Banquet Room on Victory Drive. The social starts at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is at noon. The cost is $13. Make reservations by noon on the Monday preceding the meeting by calling 598-1883.

Savannah Area Young Republicans

Brent Brown, who is running for Labor Commissioner, will speak about what the commissioner’s duties are and what he would do for Georgia on Thursday, Aug. 31 at The Exchange on Waters. The social starts at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting at 7 p.m. Call 572-8528.

Savannah Branch NAACP

For information, call 233-4161.

Savannah Republican Club

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

Savannah Area Young Republicans Call Alexandra Tabarrok at 572-8528.

Skidaway Island Democrats

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

Libertarian Party of Chatham County meets each Monday at 8:30 p.m. at Moon River Brewing Co., 21 W. Bay St. Call 308-

History Theatre

Benefits & Fund Raisers 2006 Walk the Walk 5K

The United Way of the Coastal Empire’s Walk the Walk will be held Friday, Sept. 8 at City Market. The 5K run will begin at 6 p.m. and the walk will begin at 6:05 p.m. Food, prizes and entertainment. To register, visit or call Penny Cox at 6517720. All proceeds will benefit the United Way of the Coastal Empire.

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

The Hidden Treasure

A book of photography taken at Tybee Island by Dr. Gustave “Stavie” Kreh is being sold with proceeds going to the Chatham Academy at Royce Center for Children and the Marine Science Center of Tybee Island. The book costs $29.95 and may be purchased online at and in area gift shops.


This outdoor concert with six local rock bands, a deejay and overnight camping will be held Saturday, Sept. 23 at Red Gate Farms. The charity event is sponsored by Shag-Beach Bop-Etc. and will benefit Open Arms and Hucapoo’s. Parking, camping space, food and beverages will be available. Advance tickets are available until Sept. 11. Tickets also will be available at the gate. Call 927-4784 or 398-8784 or visit

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The Friends of Animals of the Coastal Empire, Inc. will hold its eighth annual fundraiser Sunday, Sept. 10 from 5-9 p.m. at Savannah Station, 601 Cohen St. This year’s event will have a New Orleans Mardi Gras theme and local chefs will cater the event with New Orleans-style food and treats. There will be live and silent auctions. Admission is $35 at the door, which includes food and an open bar. Call 844-1679 or visit

Memory Walk 2006

will be held Saturday, Sept. 30 from 10 am. to 2 p.m. at Johnson Square to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association Coastal Office. Food, fun and a walk through the squares. To raise money or register, visit www.alzga. org or call 920-2231.

Pride 2006 Fund-raiser

The Miss Savannah Pride Pageant will be held Sept. 14 at 10 p.m. at Club One. The Pre-Pride Party will be held Sept. 15 from open to close at Blaine’s Back Door Bar. The Pride Festival will be held Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at The Starland District. The Unity Party will be held Sept. 16 from open to close at Club One.

St. Frances Cabrini Fall Festival and Craft Sale

will be held Saturday, Oct. 28 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 11500 Middleground Rd. Crafts booths are available. Space and table rental is $30 is available through Sept. 30. A limited number of covered booths also are available for $45. Call 925-4725.

Sunshine Fundraiser

A fundraiser for Allison “Sunny” Bowen, who is undergoing treatment for cancer, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 12 from 4-9 p.m. at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. There will be live music and entertainment, poetry, a silent auction and poetry. There is no admission charge. For information, sent email to

Third Annual Cruise for Critters

This three-hour sightseeing cruise will be held Sunday, Sept. 17 at 2 p.m. Conducted by Capt. Mike’s Dolphin Tours, it will depart from Tybee Island. The cost is $30 per person, which includes hors d’oeuvres, beverages and a commemorative T-shirt. All funds go directly to Coastal Pet Rescue to be used for veterinary care and program

ANGER MANAGEMENT There is no emotion that can be more destructive to a relationship or to one’s self than unhealthy approaches to feelings of anger. Get help and change yourself and your life. RESOLVING PERSONAL LOSS Losing a job, a relationship, a marriage, a sibling, parent or child is too much pain to deal with alone. There is life after great loss, but grieving and learning coping skills are critical to moving forward. Call Daniel Beam, LLC at 912-844-9897

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will be held Friday, Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, corner of 34th and Abercorn streets. It will feature practically new children’s clothing in sizes 0 to 8 , toys and equipment. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Savannah Children’s Choir. Call 412-2833 or visit

Tybee Turtle Tour

This program is sposnored by the Tybee Arts Association to raise money to help save turtles through ecological education in a public art forum. Fifty fiberglass statues of sea turtles have been placed around Tybee Island and vicinity, and volunteers are being sought to decorate them. Organizational meetings are being held Wednesdays at 7pm, at the old school behind the new gym on Tybee. Visit The tour will be active through autumn, 2007. will be held at 7 p.m. at the Cobblestone Conch House, 225 W. River St. Sponsored by the Cobblestone Conch House and the Little Black Book for Every Busy Woman in Savannah, it will feature wines and tapasstyle food plus giveaways. Proceeds will benefit Hope House. Tickets are $30. Call 596-7260.

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Classes, Camps & Workshops AARP Driver Safety Program

Classes will be held Sept. 7 and 8 from 1-5 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, Ridge Road, Skidaway Village. Call Mary Jane Shuman at 352-0070 or 598-5083. Classes will be held Sept. 11 and 12 from 6-10 p.m. at Smart Senior. Call 352-4405.

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.

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3 Put words on a ring 4 Helper, for short 5 Looked inside? 6 Spore producers 7 Basketball player Rebecca 8 “Sweeney ___” 9 “By what method?” 10 “___ think you can stop now” 11 Title for a 52-across 12 Really wide shoe width 14 Way too big for one’s britches 15 Animation collectible 19 Go overtime 23 It flies no more 24 Nervous twitch 25 U2 song covered by Johnny Cash 27 Muppet who refers to himself in the third person 28 Lucy of “Lucky Number Slevin” 29 Lawyers’ gp. 30 “Brush your breath” gum 33 Seafood chain initials 34 Charlotte of “The Facts of Life” et al. 36 Free (of) 37 What -y can become when pluralized 38 Common joke setting 39 “Nice job!” 40 Took first 42 Requests 43 NFL sportscaster Curt 44 As a career 47 Phrase close to “No he didn’t!” 48 The green Teletubby 50 Wheat variety in health food stores 51 Units of Iranian currency 54 James’s wife, on “The Sopranos” 55 Monogram of a major Jewish fraternity, aka the Zebes 56 Johnny in “Chocolat” 57 Prefix with ambulist 58 Old photos, for short 59 Feel sick 60 Balkans-based guerrilla gp.

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recognize inspirational and motivational bosses and leaders and provide insight into their legacy. Contest nominations can be submitted at The deadline is Sept. 12. An awards banquet will be held Oct. 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Savannah Station. The grand prize includes a one-night stay at the Mansion on Forsyth Park and dinner at 700 Drayton, a coaching package, business products and services and more. Call Emily Ann Caldwell at 236-3660 or e-mail centercoordinator@

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for $70 per month. Tuition includes supplies. Classes also are available for adults and advanced teens 16 and up Mondays 7-9 p.m. and Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. to noon, with students working in the medium of their choice. Weekly figure drawing sessions are held Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $60 for six-week sessions or $15 drop in. Artists bring their own materals. Preregistration and pre-payment are required. Figure drawing weekends will be held Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 15-16, Oct. 6-7 and Dec. 1-2. The cost is $35 per day. A pastel portrait workshop with a live model and instruction by Chin-Chen Hung will be held Nov. 10-11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $170 and class size is limited. The Art School is located at 74 W. Montgomery Cross Rd., No. B-2. Call Lind Hollingsworth at 921-1151 or visit www.

Baby sign classes

Savannah Speech & Hearing Center is offering Baby Sign classes for babies aged 8-14 months and their parents. The cost is $50, which includes materials. To register, call 355-4601.

Basic Boating Course

Tybee Light Power Squadron will conduct this course starting Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Memorial Hospital Medical Center Research and Development Center, located at the corner of Ranger and 66th streets. The eight-week course will include safe boat operation, basic navigation and piloting, seamanship, reading charts, state and federal regulations and much more. Students will have the opportunity to use what they have

learned on a short cruise. The cost is $40 for the first family member and $5 for each additional family member. Call Dave Sapp at 368-2400.

Clay Classes in Hand-building

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.

Creativity Workshop for Mommies To Be

will be held at the Savannah Yoga Center and taught by the center’s director, Kelley J. Boyd. A Sacred Birth Art Workshop is a fourweek series that will begin Sept. 10 from 5:30-7 p.m. The cost of that program is $150 for the expectant mother and $25 per person for anyone who accompanies her, which includes materials and a light dinner. It will be held at at Epworth Methodist Church, 2201 Bull St. Artistic ability or experience is not required. Payment and registration can be done at (click on Birth Art) or by calling 441-6653.

Davenport House Docent Training is conducted every February, July and October. Call 236-8097 or send email to

Fall 2006 Citizens’ Academy: Savannah & You

The City of Savannah provides this course to people interested in learning more about local governemnt. Learn how ordinancnes are passed and how requests for city service are handled, plus the major issues facing the city. Eight weekly sessions will begin Tuesday, Sept. 12 from 6-9 p.m. Dinner will

be served at no charge. To apply, visit www. or call Jenny Payne at 6512383. The deadline to apply is Sept. 10.

is offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 3-4:30 p.m. The Community Computer Lab is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On Sept. 13 from 9-11 a.m., computer training orientation will be held. Sign up for computer training classes that will begin Sept. 27 in computer basics, MS Word and MS Excel. Registration is required

Fall Visual Arts Classes

The City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs is now registering students for its fall visual arts classes. Day and evening classes are offered in ceramics, painting, portfolio preparation, jewelry making and stained glass for children, teens and adults. All classes are held at S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St.Call 651-4248 or visit www.

Life Challenge Consulting

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.

Fany’s Spanish/English Institute

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

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.

First Steps parent education program

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

Georgia Center for Nonprofits

will present How to Use the Foundation Center Directory of Grants and Foundations on Sept. 13 from 4-5 p.m. at the United Way of the Coastal Empire, 428 Bull St. The course is free. This database directory is used by nonprofits for grants research. To register, call 234-9688 or e-mail stodd@gcn. org.

Puppet Shows

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

Savannah Entrepreneurial Center offers a variety of business classes. The center is at 801 E. Gwinnett St. Call 6523582.

Get Published

Coaching and editing services by Christopher Scott, published author and long-time writing teacher. One-on-one coaching, manuscript editing for fiction, non-fiction, creative non-fiction and memoirs. Call 398-1727 or send e-mail to for details and rates.

Tybee Island Marine Science Center

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 www.

Guided Imagery

Change your life with guided imagery. Read about it in Oprah magazine, January 2006. Ditch anxiety, manage deadlines, lose weight, recovery from surgery. Call the Alpha Institute, 201-0071.

Women’s Retreat

A program for women who choose to make the journey as important as the destination. This experiential weekend retreat is designed for the woman who is ready to make the changes necessary to consciously live the vibrant, balanced life for which she was born. It will be held Sept. 14-17 in Dahlonega. The cost is $400 all-inclusive. Call Elizabeth Loyd at 429-3078 or ebloyd@

Highest Praise School of the Arts

of Overcoming by Faith is offering vocal, piano and dance classes that will begin Sept. 5 and are open to anyone from Pre-K to adult. Visit or call 927-8601.

Housing Authority of Savannah Classes

Free classes will be offered at the Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St. Some classes are on-going. Adult Literacy is offered every Monday and Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. Homework Help


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AASU Sci-Fi Fantasy Club

This is an official student club of Armstrong Atlantic State University that accepts non-students as associate members. It is devoted to the exploration and enjoyment of the genres of science fiction and fantasy. Activities include book discussions, movie screenings, role playing game sessions, board and card games, guest speakers, episode marathons and armor demonstrations. Provides guest speakers to educators upon request. Call Michael at 220-8129, send e-mail to or or visit http://

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. will meet Sept. 1 at The Pirates’ House, 20 E. Broad St. Seating will begin at 7:30 p.m. and the presentation will begin at 8 p.m. Special

the 411|Free Will Astrology ARIES (March 21-April 19): Five years ago, I began making daily bike rides all over creation, through neighborhoods and wild spaces alike. Early on, I realized I’d regularly have to deal with loose dogs running toward me with the intent to bite. For protection, I armed myself with pepper spray and yummy treats. In all that time, I’m happy to report, I’ve squirted just one dog in the face. On the other hand, I’ve doled out hundreds of dollars’ worth of canine snacks. Here’s how this relates to your imminent future, Aries: When a beastly influence shows up, you may think you should bring out your equivalent of pepper spray. But I bet that offering treats will serve you better.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Many critics consider Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) to be one of the 20th century’s best composers. He is most famous for “Bolero,” an orchestral piece that was originally written as the accompaniment for a ballet. The stimulus that served as Ravel’s major inspiration for “Bolero” was a visit to a cacophonous steel mill. He’s your role model for the coming week, Taurus. I foresee you drawing creative excitement from events that are rife with noise and commotion. May your messy encounters lead you to produce great work, interesting surprises, or both.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): This week I highly recom-

guests will be representatives of the Dolphin Project, who will present data and insight on the Coastal Bottlenosed Dolphin. Call Ryan Johnson at 604-5977.

Chihuahua Club of Savannah

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

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.

Post 135, 1108 Bull St. between Park Avenue and Duffy Street. Call 236-8546.

Daughters of Destiny

is a group that meets every other Wednesday afternoon in Savannah and every other Friday afternoon in Statesboro at 3 p.m. Free of charge and open to the public. See what happens when you question your stressful beliefs with this powerful and simple tool. It has been life changing for many people. Introductory video or audio CDs will be presented in each session. Call 484-0134.

Visit for meeting schedule and more information. Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at Tubby’s Tank House restaurant in Thunderbolt at 6:30 p.m. 728-5989. 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.

Discussion Group for Unsung Heroes

You may not require recognition but someone else may want to know your story and it could make a difference in your life. Discussion groups or meetings will be set up. For info, send e-mail to unsung-heros@

English Style Table Soccer

Savannah Subbuteo Club. Call 667-7204 or visit

Historic Victorian Neighborhood Association

meets the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion,

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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.

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

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by Rob Brezsny true at all. Similarly, the frequent use of cell phones either raises the risk for brain cancer or it doesn’t; prayer done on behalf of sick people either helps them or it doesn’t. Different scientists have come to opposite conclusions on both issues. In fact, contradictory opinions about a wide range of health concerns are now routine. That’s just one of several good reasons why you should tune out experts as you tune into your own body, Cancerian. Go in quest of insights about how to promote your physical well-being by trusting your still, small inner voice, not loud, confident authorities.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You may soon have a dream of

beating up the person you were five years ago. This would be a good omen. It means you’re ready to wean yourself completely from a stale old self-image. If you dream of feeding caviar and champagne to a donkey, it’s also a positive sign. It means you’re beginning to recognize that the hard- working beast in you needs to be treated more luxuriously. And if you dream of yelling at a bunch of kids to go clean up their messy bedrooms, Leo, that’s an auspicious portent as well. It signifies your readiness to discipline the irresponsible habits and organize the unruly impulses of your inner child.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “People rarely succeed unless

mend that you NOT sit on a photocopier to create images of your buttocks. For reasons too complex to go into here, doing so would put you out of alignment with the cosmic flow. However, now is an excellent time for you to make other strong statements that involve your backside, at least metaphorically. For instance, you will attract fate’s favors whenever you get your ass in gear to get to the bottom of things. Luck will also flow your way in direct proportion to how earnestly and rigorously you kick your own butt.

they have fun in what they are doing,” said motivational author Dale Carnegie. Those should be your words to live by for the rest of 2006. It’s time for you to become almost ruthless in your intention to enjoy yourself as you carry out your life’s work. I’m tempted to go so far as to say that you should disentangle yourself from any commitment in which duty overshadows pleasure. Your drive to do good deeds and be of use to people will ultimately fall short unless you love what you do.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Some studies report that

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You’ve slipped into the Any-

drinking moderate amounts of alcohol regularly is good for your heart. Other research says that’s not

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thing-Goes Zone. It has resemblances to a duty-free store in an international airport, a speakeasy during

the Prohibition Era, and the more benign areas of the Twilight Zone. There you may very well experience events that seem to happen off the record and days that take place outside of time. You could feel like you’re in a buffer zone or waiting room--a nerve-wracking sanctuary where you’re safe and yet filled with doubts and pregnant questions. At least half the cards will be wild. Exceptions to the rules will be the rule. My advice? Experiment ingeniously.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Recently, less than five per-

cent of the world’s astronomers voted to demote Pluto from a planet to a “dwarf planet.” Some Scorpios were alarmed, since Pluto is the heavenly body that traditionally rules your sign. My opinion? Don’t worry. I agree with mythologist Roxanna Bikadoroff, who says there’s poetic justice in calling Pluto a dwarf planet. In fairy tales, dwarves are often magicians who possess hidden storehouses of riches and act as agents of creative transformation. They typically live beneath bridges, which are symbols of transitional thresholds, and are masters of in- between states. They bestow blessings on anyone who is able to pass their demanding tests. This is an apt symbolic description of you at your most potent, which I expect you to be during the coming weeks.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): An adventurer named

Brian Walker has plans to climb aboard a homemade missile and launch himself 20 miles into the sky using a giant crossbow. According to *Wired* magazine, he has figured out all the angles, including how to descend, and will probably pull off the feat without killing himself. It so happens that you also have the potential to propel yourself higher, farther, and faster than maybe you’ve ever gone, though in a safer and more metaphorical way. What’s the closest symbolic analogue you have to a giant crossbow?

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Help! Pluto’s not a planet any more! Won’t that disastrously tweak astrologi-

cal theory? Actually, no. Nothing whatsoever has changed about Pluto in its role as a revealer of cosmic portents. All that has shifted are the ideas about Pluto that reside in the minds of 424 astronomers who were at the International Astronomical Union’s conference in Prague. (“I’m embarrassed for astronomy,” said Alan Stearn, science chief of NASA’s mission to Pluto. “Less than 5 percent of the world’s astronomers voted on the change.”) Still, it’s important to note how many millions of people take this tiny group’s delusions seriously. Let this be a reminder for you to be very discriminating about whose definitions you choose to believe. Use it as a prod to be more aggressive in giving your own names and frames to life’s mysteries.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You don’t need any special

climbing skills to reach the top of Tanzania’s Mt. Kilimanjaro. It’s the highest walkable mountain in the world. That doesn’t mean it’s an easy conquest. You’ve got to be in good physical shape. To avoid altitude sickness, you must ascend gradually enough to acclimatize yourself to steadily decreasing levels of oxygen. This happens to be an apt metaphor for the current state of your fate, Aquarius. You have a chance to begin a project that could lead you to a summit with inspiring vistas. You don’t need to master any exotic new skills to do it, and can pull it off as long as you’re patient, take good care of yourself, and are willing to both respect your limits and push yourself harder than usual.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): “There is nothing worse than a brilliant image of a fuzzy concept,” said photographer Ansel Adams. That advice should be uppermost in your mind as you follow your bliss to the next fork in the road. Although you’ve got good intuitions about the hopeful scenario that’s fueling you, the fantasy still needs to be fleshed out a lot more. Unless you make it more specific and detailed, it will eventually fizzle. Here’s your assignment: By the equinox, create a vivid image of a well-crafted, intricately imagined goal. w

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kindergarten. Child care is provided. Visit or call 898-4344.

welcome to join. Call 429-6918 or send email to

is the area’s first social club for single and married adults who do not have children. Meet other non-parents at events and activities. For information on No Kidding! visit or send e-mail to

for young professionals ages 21 to 39 is a Junior Chamber of Commerce that focuses on friendship, career development and community involvement. Meets the second and fourth Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is included and there is no charge for guests. Call 961-9913 or visit www.savannahjaycees. com.

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Rogue Phoenix Sci-Fi Fantasy Club

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 kasak@ or visit

St. Almo

The name stands for Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks are held Sundays (weather permitting). Meet at 6:25 p.m. at Canine Palace, 618 Abercorn St. Call 234-3336.

Savannah Area Landlord & Real Estate Investors Association

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.

Savannah Area Sacred Harp Singers

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

Savannah Art Association

meets the second Thursday of the month from 6-8 p.m. Call 232-7731.

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 Council, Navy League of the United States

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.

Savannah Downtown Business Association

will hold its monthly luncheon meeting Wednesday, Sept. 13 at the First City Club, 32 Bull St. The guest speaker is Michael Jordan, Director of Public Relations for the Coastal Heritage Society, who will discuss Battlefield Park: Revolutionizing the Way We Experience Downtown Savannah.   Networking will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the lunch and program are at noon. The cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Reservations must be made by Monday, Sept. 11 by calling 660-4718 or sending e-mail to Savannahdba@hotmail. com.

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

Savannah Jaycees

Savannah Kennel Club

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’s First Pug Playday

This group meets every first Saturday at 10 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 Mike or Melinda at

Savannah Ski Club

will hold a membership kick-off party Sept. 19 from 7-9 p.m. at the Bonna Bella Yacht Club, 2740 Livingston Ave. The event is to bring all snow skiers/boarders in the Lowcountry area together, Membership is $30 for a single and $45 for a family. Call 713-7655 or e-mail SavhSkiClub@bellsouth. net.

Savannah Toastmasters

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.

Telfair Academy Guild

will meet Monday, Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. at the Telfair Academy. Enter the side door on President’s Street. A highlight of the meeting will be a tour of the hidden spaces at the Telfair followed by the general membership meeting, program and fall member luncheon. The guest speaker will be board member Dr. Preston Russell, physician, painter, writer and historian, who will present Watercolor Over the Past 30 Years in Savannah. New members are welcome. Call 598-0248.

Tybee Performing Arts Society

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 ried793@

Urban Professionals

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

The Young Professionals of Savannah For information, contact Jacob Cottingham at


2006 Summer Dance

Overcoming by Faith will present dance workshop classes in jazz, West African praise, ballet, gospel, hip hop and more. Classes are open to males and females from Pre-K through adult. Call 927-8601 or visit

the 411|Happenings Adult Ballet & Modern Dance Classes

at Islands Dance Academy, 115 Charlotte Dr, Whitemarsh Island near Publix shopping center. Challenging, rewarding and fun. All levels and body types welcome. Beginner Adult Ballet – Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Intermediate Adult Ballet – Mondays & Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Intermediate/Advanced Adult Ballet – Mondays & Wednesdays 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:30 a.m. 12:00 noon. A variety of youth classes (ages 3 years – teen) are also available. Call Sue Braddy at 897-2100 for more information.

Argentine Tango Practice and Lesson Learn the dance while having fun Sundays from 1:30-3:30 at the Doris Martine Dance Studio, 7360 Skidaway Rd. $2 per person. Call 925-7416.

Flamenco Enthusiasts

Mahogany Shades of Beauty Inc.

offers dance classes, including hip hop, modern, jazz, West African, ballet, lyrical and step, as well as modeling and acting classes. All ages and all levels are welcome. Call Mahogany B. at 272-8329.

Salsa Dance Lessons

Salsa classes for beginners are offered every Friday from 6-7 p.m. at the Maxine Patterson School of Dance Studio, 2212 Lincoln St. You do not need a partner. Call 898-2296 or send e-mail to irdelatoru@

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.

Shag-Beach Bop-Etc. Savannah

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

The Studio

Ongoing classes include Hip Hop/Funk on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and Adult Beginner Ballet on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. There are a variety of advanced classes daily. The Studio is located at 2805 Roger Lacey Ave. just off the intersection of Skidaway and Victory. Call 695-9149 or 356-8383 or visit

Wheelchair Ballroom Dance

The Moon River Dancers now offer ballroom dance classes for people who are disabled. Classes are held the fourth Saturday of the month from 2-4:30 p.m. at the Delaware Center, 1815 Lincoln St. For information, call Charleen Harden at 3087307 or send e-mail to cwh0869@yahoo. com.

Youth Dance Program

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.

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A balanced life

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. www.

Anusara Yoga Weekend Immersion Workshop

Join certified Anusara yoga teacher Barbara Hall Sept. 8 and 9 for an immersion into the philosophy and alignment principles of Anusara yoga at Epworth Methodist Church, 2201 Bull St. On Sept. 8 from 5:30-8:30 p.m., an all levels Anusara class will be held to prepare participants for what will come the following day. A class is standing poses, inversions and backbends will be held Sept. 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and forward folds, hip openers and arm balances will be presented Sept. 9 from 4-6 p.m. The cost is $45 per session or $115 for all sessions before Sept. 8 and $130 for all sessions at the door. Call Kelley Boyd Crane at 441-6653 or visit

Center for Wellbeing Hatha Yoga classes

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.

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.

Jade Lotus Tai Chi Group

Classes are offered Saturdays from 9:3011:30 a.m. and Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. at the Unity Church, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Dropin 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

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Dance or learn flamenco in Savannah with the Flamenco Cooperative. Meetings are held on Saturdays from 1 to 2:30 or 3 p.m. at the Maxine Patterson School of Dance. Any level welcome. If you would like to dance, accompany or sing, contact Laura Chason at


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Jefferson St. downtown. $10 drop-in fee. Call ahead to reserve a space at 232-4784.

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 by calling 819-6463.

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 Power Yoga from 6:307:30 p.m. Friday Level I from 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday Power Yoga from 9-10 a.m. Sunday Vinyasa from 10:30 to noon and Level II and III from 5-6:30 p.m. Private sessions are available. Visit www.thesavannahyogaroom. com or call 898-0361.

Pilates Classes

Pregnancy Yoga

An eight-week session will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7:15 p.m. in offices located at 7116 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Pre-natal yoga helps mother-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 a week or $150 for twice a week for the 8-week session. Call 596-0584 or send e-mail to

Savannah Yoga Center

Classes offered seven days a week. Community Easy Flow Yoga is offered three times a week at a cost of $5 per session. For other classes, the drop-in rate is $13, the student drop-in rate is $11 with ID and active duty military/dependents rate is $9. The schedule is: Monday, Community Flow Yoga from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and All Levels Flow Yoga from 6-7:15 p.m.; Tuesday: Dynamic Flow Yoga from 10-11:15 a.m. and Yoga Basics from 6-7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Level I/II Flow Yoga from 9-10:15 a.m. and Gentle Yoga from 6-7:15 p.m.; Thursday, Level I/II Flow Yoga from 9-10:15 a.m., Community Flow Yoga from 4:15-5:15 p.m. and Dynamic Flow Yoga from 6-7:15 p.m.; Friday, Dynamic Flow Level I/II Yoga from 10-11:15 a.m.; Saturday, All Levels Flow Yoga from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; and Sunday, Community Flow Yoga from 5-6 p.m. Located at the International Center for Leadership and Coaching, 25 E. 40th St. at Drayton Street. Call Director Kelley Boyd at 441-6653, email 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.

Water aerobics at the JEA

The Jewish Educational Alliance is offering aquatics classes. Call Shannon at 748-2393. 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

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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.

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.

What Makes A Family

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 352-2611.


Be Stress Free

Learn to go within, raise awareness and access inner wisdom and peace. This meditation group meets every second Sunday from noon to 1 p.m. at 6205 Abercorn St., No. 203. Arrive by 11:55 a.m. and go to the front door. To reserve a space, email Ellen Farrell, M.A. at ellenjfarrell@ or call 247-4263.

Can’t Sleep?

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

Gay & Lesbian

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

First City Network’s Workforce project 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 bwooten@

Gay AA Meeting

meets Sunday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at 307 E. Harris St., second floor. For information, contact Ken at 398-8969.

Georgia Equality Savannah

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

Pride 2006 Fund-raiser

The Miss Savannah Pride Pageant will be held Sept. 14 at 10 p.m. at Club One. The Pre-Pride Party will be held Sept. 15 from open to close at Blaine’s Back Door Bar. The Pride Festival will be held Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at The Starland District. The Unity Party will be held Sept. 16 from open to close at Club One.

Case Management Program

St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St., will sponsor a client assessment and referral service that assists individuals in obtaining health care and medical assistance, indigent services, housing and other social services. Call 4476605 or 232-2003.

Circle of Healing

Connect, discuss, meditate and share energy with live-minded individuals in this free, inspirational circle of healing at the Center for Holistic Healing at Memorial Health, 300 Bull St. Call 236-2131.

Community HealthCare Center

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.

Community Cardiovascular Council, Inc.

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

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.


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Every Step Counts Survivor Walk

This monthly cancer survivors’ walk is free and open to all survivors and their loved ones. Call DeDe Cargill at 398-6654.

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.

Free hearing & speech screening

Every Thursday morning from 9 a.m.-12 noon at the Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E. 66th Street. Call 355-4601.

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

Georgia Cares Medicare Part D Assistance

The toll-free hotline is 1-800-669-8387.

Got a drug problem? Need help?

Call the Narcotics Anonymous Helpline at 1-800-334-3322.

HIV/AIDS and STD awareness training

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.

Hypnobirthing Childbirth Education Introduction Night

will be held Sept,. 14 at 6:45 p.m. at the Ongoing Moves Yoga Studio. The cost is $10. The session will include open questioning, hypnobirthing material and literature, the philosophy of hynobirthing, relaxation and breathing demonstrations. To register, call 843-683-8750 or send e-mail to

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.


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 www.

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.

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Memorial Health Joint Replacement Lecture

This free orthopedic lecture series is held the third Tuesday of each month from 6:15-7:30 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.

Midwife Group of Coastal Georgia

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.

Psych-K Workshop

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The Quit Line

a toll-free resource that provides counseling, screening, support and referral services for all Georgia residents 18 or older and concerned parents of adolescents who are using tobacco. Call 1-877-270-STOP or visit www.

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.

Super 2 Access Clinic

Super 2 Access (After Cancer Cure Evaluation Strategy and Support) is a clinic for children and adolescents who completed cancer treatment at least two years ago. For information, call Pam at 658-2215 or Donna at 667-8943.

Wanted: CPR and First Aid Instructors

The Savannah Chapter of the American Red Cross is looking for instructors. Call 6515371 or send email to

Readings & Signings Circle of Sister/Brotherhood Book Club

meets the last Sunday at 4 p.m. at the center, 1910 Abercorn St. 447-6605.

Tea time at Ola’s

is a new 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 your ideas and lunches. Tea will be provided. 2325488 or 652-3660.

Religious & Spiritual Chanted Office of Compline

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.

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.

Free Spiritual Classes

Sept. 11 through Oct. 16, The Four Agreements will be presented Monday evenings from 7-9 p.m. Study the book of the same title by Don Miguel Ruiz, which is available in the Unity book store. From Sept. 24-Nov. 19, Revelation: The Road to Overcoming will be presented Sunday mornings from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Both classes will be presented in the Fellowship Hall at Unity of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Call 355-4704 or visit

Meditation Group

Learn to go within, raise awareness and access inner wisdom and peace. Thsi meditation group meets every second Sunday from noon to 1 p.m. at 6205 Abercorn St., No. 203. Arrive by 11:55 a.m. and go to the front door. To reserve a space, email Ellen Farrell, M.A. at ellenjfarrell@ or call 247-4263.

Nicodemus by Night

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

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?

Quakers (Religious Society of Friends) meet Sundays, 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 W. President St., Savannah. Call Janet Pence at 247-4903.

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. For information, call Gil at 659-1917 after 7 p.m. or e-mail Unitarian Universalist Beloved Community Church Services begin Sunday at 10 a.m. at 707 Harmon St. Coffee and discussion follow each service. No religious education until after Labor Day. Call 233-6284 or e-mail Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah A liberal religious community where different people with different beliefs gather as one faith. The service will be Sunday at 11 a.m. in the Troup Square Sanctuary. Call 234-0980, or e-mail uusav@comcast. w

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

negative, limiting beliefs and replace them with positive, supportive belivies. Learn a technique you can apply to many areas of your life. More info at Workshops will be held Saturday, Sept. 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and 1-5 p.m. at Unity of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Call 3554704. To register, visit http://home/hiwaay. net/~north/

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Live Jazz at the Cobblestone Conch House. Jazz on the River with Annie Allman and friends. Wednesday through Saturday. Cobblestone Conch House Restaurant and Bar. 225 W. River St. • Savannah, Ga. 232-5551 • campuses, it also will be available through SCAD e-Learning. “The new Bachelor of Arts degree program gives students another option, especially those who already have an associate’s degree,” says Pamela Rhame, senior vice president for recruitment and communications at SCAD. “Adding contemporary writing, arts administration, printmaking and sculpture majors expands the Savannah College of Art and Design’s curriculum and builds on the renowned reputation of the college’s excellent academic programs.” The arts administration program was added because successful and effective administrators of arts institutions must combine business skills with the tools of community building. The new curriculum will allow students to combine theory with administrative skills that are needed to manage various areas of the arts, such as visual arts, performing arts, entertainment and digital arts, and cultural preservation. The contemporary writing program complements other SCAD majors and degree programs because it increases student ability to communicate through the written word. Particular attention will be given to professional practices and the commercial applicability of their work. At both the undergraduate and graduate levels, the program will be focused on producing professional writers who are prepared for careers in a broad range of fields. continued on page 10


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Kevin Conlon, dean of undergraduate studies at the Savannah College of Art and Design, is a sculptor. The irony is that, up until now, SCAD has never offered a major in sculpture. However, sculpture is one of five new majors and a Bachelor of Arts degree that will be offered at SCAD this fall. “We’ve been pretty excited,” Conlon says. “We’ve been wanting to add these programs for a while now.” The new majors that will be offered are contemporary writing in Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees at SCAD’s Savannah campus; sculpture and printmaking in Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees at SCAD’s Atlanta campus; a Bachelor of Arts in visual communication that can be obtained in person or online; and, a graduate program in arts administration at both the Savannah and Atlanta campuses. “We’ve already had students express interest,” Conlon says. “It’s going to be a busy fall.” The new Bachelor of Arts in visual communication program will have a concentration in graphic design or interactive design. It will provide students with a curriculum that emphasizes the liberal arts. This degree will be complemented by a concentration of courses chosen for their significance and relevance to the visual arts. In addition to being offered on both

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“Contemporary writing has been in development for a number of years,” Conlon says. “Originally, the program was titled Creative Writing,” he says. “The college is committed to its vision of a strong commitment to preparing students for careers in the arts. It was felt Contemporary Writing had much more adherence to that standard than creative writing.” The printmaking program will help students develop the ability to realize a personal creative vision and an awareness of the possibilities of being an artist. The curriculum is designed to encourage critical thinking, inter-disciplinary study and applications of technology with traditional and contemporary practices. Students must complete a two-year core curriculum of introductory courses before progressing into the printmaking program. Those classes will include liberal arts and general education classes, as well as fine arts foundation studies courses. The sculpture program will feature a comprehensive approach to form, content and concepts as it develops students’ understanding of the professional field of sculpture. In addition to book studies, students will work in the studio with various media and will be expected to develop a personal vision. Students in the sculpture program will be allowed to explore traditional medals, such as is used foundry work and welding, carving in wood and stone and glasswork. They also will explore non-traditional media. “Sculpture has been in proposal for a number of years,” Conlon says. “About three to four years ago, the program as written was endorsed by the college.” SCAD’s merger with the Atlanta College of Art meant that resources became available for the sculpture program. “The ability to make it happen went much faster,” Conlon says. While the majors are new, SCAD students have been able to study these areas all along. “Sculpture and printmaking were both existent minors,” Conlon says. “They have grown in popularity over the years. “Printmaking has gotten along further in curriculum development than sculpture,” he says. “They both really needed very little work to adapt them from a minor into a major.” The Bachelor of Arts in visual communication degree program will provide students with a curriculum that will emphasize the liberal arts. Students will be able to choose a concentration in either graphic design or interactive design. “This is probably one of the most inter-

esting uses of curriculum at the college,” Conlon says. “It’s for students who are both on-ground and online. It’s geared toward non-traditional students who wants to go ahead and complete a bachelor degree. It may be someone who has gotten an associate degree or is working in the field already. “They want their educational experience to match their work experience,” Conlon says. “We’re interested in attracting students who bring with them a number of academic credits from other institutions and allow them to round out their educational experience with a degree.” Conlon helped develop curricula for the programs. Considerable research was done to find just what skills and talents are needed in the job market. In other words, SCAD wants to produce artists will be able to find work. “We wanted to look at what’s going on with professional standards and get feedback, to see what’s relevant for students to develop their careers,” Conlon says. “It’s not just creative development of their skills, our students have the ability to adapt and change with technology,” he says. “We’re creating students who are capable of lifelong learning and moving with their chosen field, not staying static in their chosen field.” SCAD already has received high marks, even before the latest additions. SCAD was named “Hottest for Studying Art” among “America’s 25 Hottest Colleges” by Kaplan/Newsweek. Currently, the faculty and student body at SCAD come from all 50 states and more than 80 countries. In addition to its Georgia campuses at Atlanta and Savannah, SCAD also has a location in Lacoste, France. It isn’t always necessary to attend classes in person to earn a degree. Many courses of study are available through SCAD’s e-Learning program. New majors means more teachers are needed. “All programs have seen added faculty,” Conlon says. Some of the instructors were retained from the Atlanta College of Art. “We got more than half of their instructors, about 12 to 13 of them,” Conlon says. “We went to the College Art Association Conference,” he says. “We interviewed several faculty there with the distinct intention of supporting the new programs.” For now, Conlon is busy preparing for the coming year. “These programs will round out and enhance our fine arts offerings,” he says. “Deeper than that, some really remarkable things have been written into the curriculum that make it exciting and dynamic,” Conlon says. “I’m looking forward to getting things under way. Once that happens, I’ll finally be able to get some sleep.” w For more info go to

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