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Hearing

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Volume 6, No. 22 , February 21, 2007 On the cover: Design by Brandon Blatcher, photo by Jessica Ozment

Art Patrol 30 Theatre 32

Environment 13

Recommended 19

News & Opinion 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Culture

Lead Story Rob Gibson on the record Editor’s Note Stage presence Feedback Readers have their say FWD Interesting e-mails we got Fishman Big Apple biting Environment Following the forum Environment Cathy Rodgers’s take Talk of the Town We saw what you did last week Blotter From SPD reports News of the Weird Strange but true Earthweek The week on your planet

Vibes

19 Connect Recommends

28 Art Review

Pinnacle Gallery

29 Pop!

Oscar preview

30 Art Patrol

Exhibitions and openings 32 Theatre Little Women@S.P.A.C.E.

Movies

33 Screenshots

All the flicks that fit

The 411 5 36 39 41 42

Week at a Glance Our best bets for cool stuff to do Happenings All the stuff, all the time Crossword Puzzle Mental Fun Free Will Astrology Rob Breszny’s look at your stars Sudoku Puzzle It’s all the rage

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Concerts of Note 20 Music Menu Gigs a la carte 22 Soundboard Who’s playing and where

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Thursday, Feb. 22

Savannah Council on World Affairs

What: Ambassador Marilyn McAfee, who spent 30 years as a career foreign service officer before her retirement in 1998, will present Is Democracy Losing in Latin America? When: Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. Where: Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. Cost: $5.

Ebony Fashion Fair

What: The theme of the 49th annual traveling fashion show is Stylishly Hot! When: Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. Where: Savannah State University’s Tiger Arena.

The Historic Savannah Theatre’s Little Shop of Horrors continues

What: This musical is a send-up of sci-fi B movies from the 1960s, complete with a talking, man-eating plant named Audrey. When: Feb. 22 and 23 at 8 p.m., Feb. 25 at 3 p.m. and Feb. 24 at 3 and 8 p.m. Where: 222 Bull St. Cost: Adults $33 and 17 and under $16. Call 233-7764.

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Freebie of the Week The

zulu

What: The Armstrong Atlantic State University Masquers present this musical favorite as part of their 70th anniversary celebration. When: Feb. 22, 23 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Jenkins Auditorium. Cost: $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Info: Call 927-5381 weekdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 23

SCAD Presents Tin Cans and String

What: The Savannah College of Art and Design fibers department will showcase student artwork. In addition, a raffle will be held to raise money for the Union Mission Growing Hope Artisans Co-op. When: Feb. 23 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Where: Gordon Hall, 439 E. Broad St. Cost: Free and open to the public.

De Gullah Playhouse

What: Anita Singleton Prather and The Gullah Kinfolk will present Decoration Day, a musical that will showcase Gullah culture and its roots in Beaufort County. When: Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. Where: Hilton Head High School Performing Arts Center, 70 Wilborn Rd., Hilton Head Island. Cost: $20 adults and $10 children under 12.

Savannah Children’s Theatre Continues Guys and Dolls, Jr.

When: Feb. 23, at 7 p.m., Feb. 24 at 3 and 7 p.m., and Feb. 25 at 3 p.m. Where: Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 E. Victory Dr. Cost: $5. Info: Call 238-9015 or visit www.savannahchildrenstheatre.org.

James Brown Revue Night

What: A Black History Month celebration will be held to benefit the Savannah High School HBO Gents’ Club. The Swanee Quintet of Augusta, James Brown’s former touring group, will perform, as will Marvin Johnson and the Savannah High School Jazz Band. Also appearing will be local James Brown impersonators. When: Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. Where: Savannah High School 400 Pennsylvania Ave. Cost: Adults $10, students $5. Info: 351-6159.

dancers

What: This event will offer a rare glimpse into the life of Zulu warriors. This company is based in Birmingham, Ala. and seeks to preserve traditional and contemporary South African culture through song, dance and theater. When: Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. Where: Armstrong Atlantic State University Fine Arts Auditorium, 11935 Abercorn St. Cost: Free.

PEZheads DVD Release Party

What: The release of PEZheads -- the Movie will be celebrated with a screening of the documentary about PEZ and PEZ collectors. When: Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: $2. Info: Call 232-4447.

Savannah Cultural Arts Theatre opens Little Women

What: A play by Peter Clapham directed by D.J. Queenan. When: Feb. 23 and 24 and March 2 and 3 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 25 and March 4 at 3 p.m. Where: Black Box at S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St. Cost: $10 adults and $7 for students and seniors. Info: Call 651-6782 or 6783.

Saturday, Feb. 24

Melaver, Inc. Volunteer Tree Planting

What: Volunteers are needed to help plant 54 trees in Mobley Park in Port Wentworth. Bring a shovel and a bow rake, if possible. Refreshments will be available and each participant will receive a Savannah Tree Foundation T-shirt. When: Feb. 24 at 9 a.m. Where: Mobley Park in Port Wentworth. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: Call 233-8733.

De Young Gullah Step-off

What: Step groups from local high schools will showcase this cultural tradition that traces back to early Africa. When: Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. Where: Hilton Head High School Performing Arts Center, 70 Wilborn Rd., Hilton Head Island. Cost: $5.



Sunday, Feb. 25 America’s Emerging Poets

What: This event will feature readings by Leo Victor Briones, Lynn Doiron, Tina Collins, Ron Wallace and Maggie Wilkie. When: Feb. 25 at 3 p.m. Where: The Book Lady, 6 E. Liberty St.

What: The Savannah Country Day School Chamber Ensemble and Independent Presbyterian Adult Choir and Bell Choir will hold a concert to benefit the African Bible College of Uganda and Student Support for Darfur. When: Feb. 25 at 3 p.m.  Where: Independent Presbyterian Church. Cost: Free and open to the public.

Coastal Jazz Association Annual Meeting & Concert

What: The Coastal Jazz Association All-Stars with Ben Tucker, Teddy Adams, Huxsie Scott, Herbie King and special guest Kevin Bales on piano will play straight-ahead jazz that consists of both American pop as well as jazz standards. When: Feb. 25 at 5 p.m. Where: Cobblestone Conch House, 225 W. River St. Cost: $10 for non-members. Info: www.coastaljazz.org.

Gullah Praise, Stomp & Shout Celebration

What: This is the closing event of the annual Gullah Celebration and features the Gospel Keys and the Morning Glories. When: Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. Where: First African Baptist Church, 70 Beach City Rd., Hilton Head, S.C. Cost: Free, although a free will offering will be taken.

Tuesday, Feb. 27

Green Buildings Don’t Cost More

What: David Freedman, Chief Engineer of Georgia Department of Natural Resources, will discuss the DNR’s green building program, which ranks first in the nation among state agencies, at the monthly meeting of the Savannah Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. When: Feb. 27 from 5:45-7 p.m. Where: Marshall House, 123 E. Broughton St. Cost: Free and open to the public. RSVP to Tommy at tlinstroth@melaver.com by Feb. 23.

Georgia in the 20th Century

What: David Goldfield of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte will present a lecture, No Longer a Matter of Black and White, Immigration is Changing, Literally, the Face of Georgia and the South. Charles Wilson Reagan of the University of Mississippi will present Religion in the 20th Century South. When: Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. Where: Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. Info: Call 6512125, Ext. 17, or e-mail ghs@georgiahistory.com.

Harry Connick, Jr. in Concert

What: The singer will appear in Savannah as part of his My New Orleans Tour. When: Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. Where: Savannah Civic Center’s Johnny Mercer Theatre. Cost: $65 pit, orchestra or mezzanine or $45 balcony. Info: Call 651-6556. w

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Masquers’ You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown continues

What: CNN personality Nancy Grace will present a lecture, A Call to Justice. Following the presentation, Grace will sign copies of her book, Objection! Proceeds will benefit the George and Marie Backus Children’s Hospital at Memorial Health University Medical Center. When: Feb. 24 at 10:30 a.m. Where: Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. Cost: $50 for the presentation or $150 for the presentation and a special VIP reception with Nancy Grace prior to the event. Info: Call 350-6370.

umdabu Africa Benefit Concert

Savannah Actor’s Theatre’s Fiction, or Wild Stories continues What: This new play by Sasha Travis is about a young woman with mental illness. Because of subject matter, it is recommended for ages 16 and up. When: Feb. 22, 23 and 24 at 8 p.m. Where: The Ark Theatre, 703D Louisville Rd. Cost: $10. Info: Call 232-6080 or e-mail mail@savannahactorstheatre.org.

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Hearing

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You think the Savannah Music Festival is big now? Rob Gibson says you ain’t seen nothin’ yet Anytime one hears Rob Gibson speak about the past, present and future of the Savannah Music Festival, there’s one word which crops up in his vocabulary more than any other: “vision.” That’s because Executive and Artistic Director Gibson -- whose own taste and business acumen have set the course for this high-profile showcase for the past five years -- prides himself on being a visionary. He also seeks that quality in those he surrounds himself with. This founding director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, educator, musicologist and tireless promoter has led the charge to turn the former Savannah Onstage vocal competition into one of the more ambitious nonprofit music events of its type. With only a few short weeks until opening night, Gibson sat down with us in his City Market office for a frank and revealing examination of both his organization, this year’s festival, and the year-round challenges our city faces in regards to live music.

When we first met, you spoke of a desire to see this festival grow into something similar to Atlanta’s Music Midtown, where they block off a large area and bring in major artists for gated, fee-based shows. Is something like that still in the back of your mind?

How are things progressing for this year?

Rob Gibson: I’m not a worrier, and I don’t really get stressed out. But I would say that the pressure was really intense when I first got here, primarily from a fiscal point of view. But now we’re able to pay our bills on time, because we’re “righting the ship.” We have a great staff, a great board, a really strong team and a good artistic vision. So I guess on a scale of one to ten, I’d say one. Not stressed out at all.

Rob Gibson: When I arrived here in the summer of 2002, we had an organization with about an $800,000 yearly budget, a staff of five and what I would describe as a “community board.” It was a good little festival. The goal was to give it a different type of artistic vision, to grow it and connect it with Savannah and its history. Five years later, we’re a $2.5 million festival with a full-time staff of ten people doing over a hundred events representing a wealth of the musical arts. I would say we’re on schedule for the original five-year plan. I think that it takes five years for people to notice you, and I still meet ten people a day in Savannah who have never heard of the Savannah Music Festival. Hmm -- where are you hangin’ out at? Rob Gibson: I just don’t think you can assume people will have heard about you. But I think five years from now, if I met ten people a day who hadn’t heard about us, I’d be very concerned about what I’d been doing with myself for the past ten years!

Rob Gibson: I think that’s a very real objective of the festival. To have a large outdoor component of our schedule, whether it’s free to the public or a paid, ticketed event. We had to get ourselves out of debt, which was very much the case five years ago when I got here. We’re almost there. So I believe that in the next five years you’ll see something that’s a large outgrowth of the festival — whether it’s a big, one-timeonly weekend, or whether it’s a year-round presenting schedule, which may or may not coincide with the festival. On a scale of one to ten, how stressed out are you right now as opposed to the same period of time in years past?

What’s the most difficult aspect of your job — the one part you dread the most?

Rob Gibson: I would just say it like this: I’ve never really considered it to be a job. It’s a crusade. And I’ve been on this crusade since I woke up when I was 25 years old and realized that I needed to like my job. Meaning that you needed to find a job you enjoyed doing, or that you needed to find a way to enjoy the job you already had? Rob Gibson: To me, life is too short to not enjoy your work. A lot of people enjoy counting money for a living. I just wasn’t in that group. But I love what I do, and I love working with people. There must be one particular aspect of this job you love so much that you’d do for free. Rob Gibson: Well, my title is Executive and Artistic Director. The artistic direction is the really, really fun part. The executive direction is the business and the responsibility side. I cherish both of them, but I really, really love the artistic direction. On your watch this festival has grown by leaps and bounds. Do you still feel you have unfinished business here, or has the festival reached a plateau? Rob Gibson: My experience here is not unlike my experience in New York when we started Jazz at Lincoln Center. I was there for ten years and it took five years for us to even be noticed, because we were next door to the New York Philharmonic. The New York Philharmonic is six years older than the saxophone! The Metropolitan Opera has been around since the 1880s! When they let jazz on the campus of the Lincoln Center, a lot of people thought it was nothing more than a politically correct maneuver. Like, “Oh, they’re finally gonna let black music in the doors.” Wynton (Marsalis) and I never looked at it like that. We saw it as a fine art. It just happened to be a fine art music that had been created in America. So, five years after we started it, people

began to notice we were there. But ten years after we started it, when we had built a $131 million building at Columbus Circle, people said, “Oh, I see what they’re tryin’ to do. These guys aren’t messing around.” I think the same thing is true here. After this festival, which will be my fifth here, I think people might actually notice we’re here. That said, there’s much to be done. Five years from now, we need to have our own space. We need to be internationally renowned. We need to be impacting the economy not by just ten million, but hopefully 30 to 50 to 80 million dollars, and have the type of outdoor event you mentioned earlier. Hopefully, by then, Savannah will have double the amount of hotel rooms, and all the other things we’re striving for as a city. It seems this year’s lineup skews a bit more in the “art music” direction, with less blues and jam music than in years past. It also features as much if not more classical than ever before. What precipitated this subtle shift? Rob Gibson: I would say this year is possibly what I would regard as a festival that’s more rooted in tradition. As I’ve lived here longer, I’ve wanted to root the artistic notion of the festival and connect it with the historic qualities that emanate from Savannah. This year is probably a little safer, but wait till next year! Safer for whom? Rob Gibson: You could probably bring your grandmother to almost everything we’re doing this year, and she might like it. But that won’t be the case in 2008. Why not? Rob Gibson: This is a very artistically ambitious festival in terms of some of the events we’re staging. For example, The Bach’s St. Matthew Passion is one of only three performances in the whole U.S.A. this year by this massive


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out of the moment. These are elements that the average person doesn’t think about, but they are key for us. I want to make it very clear that I’m not complaining about these things. We’re thrilled to be able to utilize all the venues that we do. Would you care to share any tantalizing names of acts you almost signed, but which wound up falling through? The Savannah

Music Festival’s “deleted scenes.” Rob Gibson: Well, last year Bonnie Raitt’s tour came through before the festival, and this year it’s coming through afterwards! I’m glad to see, however, that she’ll be coming to the Johnny Mercer Theater. Lucinda Williams is another one. She’s coming through the area, and it happened to be around the time of this year’s festival. But the dollars don’t work out, because the fee

she’s asking really requires a room of about 1500 to 1700 seats. We can’t risk putting her into the Johnny Mercer, because I don’t think she’s gonna sell 2500 seats in Savannah. She would sell out the Trustees Theater, but then we’d lose a lot of money on it. A lot of people were disappointed when Al Jarreau cancelled this year’s appearance. Had you sold many tickets to that show? continued on page 8

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Is the safer nature of this year’s lineup an example of seeing what this market will bear in terms of support and money for upper echelon fine art music? Is part of your job to see just how far you can take that demographic? Produced by

Rob Gibson: The answer to that is definitely yes. We have 14 consecutive nights of worldclass classical music this year. In a row. Four of those nights have two concerts each, so we have 18 paid concerts and two free recitals in the daytime. The question is, in a town of 135,000 people, how many will come out to that? How well can we market it? And how many people can we draw to the town as visitors, just to see those shows? We’ll know at the end of this festival. We’ve sold out five of those concerts. Five are very close to selling out. Four are struggling, and four will wind up doing pretty well.

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Do the ones which are struggling most fall at the tail end of the festival? Rob Gibson: The Bach work is the one that’s struggling the most. We’ve sold a few hundred tickets to it, but it’s in a 1200-seat room. There’s always a struggle in Savannah with venues. We’re not a venue-rich city. We have a lot of very interesting venues, but the sizes of the rooms are crucially important to their viability, and not many people understand that. In terms of hall sizes that we use in our festival, we go from Orleans Hall at about 280 to the Trustees at 1100, to the Lucas at 1200, to the Johnny Mercer at 2500. So, you see, if we had a room that seated 1700 people or one that sat 650 people, we could do so much more. Now, we do have some historic places of worship that seat 600, but then, you’ve got folks sitting on pews. Plus, we’ve often got to build a stage — and these rooms don’t have adequate acoustic insulation. So if an ambulance goes by during the concert it takes you

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troupe. It’s a chorale and two orchestras together. This is huge! We haven’t sold a lot of tickets to it yet, but I’m hoping very much that we will. It serves as the foundation of the Western canon. However, we happen to live in a time where not a lot of people know that or even care about such things. So, in many respects, as traditional as that show is, it’s also a bit of a significant risk to program. So, there probably are less jam-bands and maybe a little less blues. Unfortunately, for the most part, jam-bands just don’t book themselves six months in advance. One of the very notions of pop music is that it’s very popular right now, but it might not be next year. We have found that by trying to announce our full schedule six months in advance, that we simply can’t line up many of the acts that we’d like to. We might have to reevaluate that for next year. I’ll tell you right now that 70 percent of next year’s festival is already programmed — but the 30 percent left to finalize represents the styles you’re referring to, and we’re working on them now.


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Rob Gibson: I think we’d sold 400 tickets.

or that you had a hand in presenting?

Was the cancellation a surprise to you?

Rob Gibson: I go hear music as often as I can in Savannah. A lot of times I hear two and three concerts a night.

Rob Gibson: It did not come as a surprise to me, because this is the second time in my booking career that Al Jarreau has cancelled on me. He has gone through several different managers through the years, and while I think his artistry is unquestioned, in my opinion his vision from a business standpoint is quite mediocre. You’re virtually omnipresent at most of the major concerts at each year’s festival, and many of the minor ones, too. How much of any given show do you actually see? Rob Gibson: Well, I love the music and I wanna see every performance - I can’t always hear every performance in its entirety. But I’ve always maintained that everyone who buys tickets to the Savannah Music Festival should treat it like they would the sushi platter at the Japanese restaurant. And try a little of this one night and a little of that the next night. That way, even if you only see half of Noche Flamenca with Soledad Barrio, you can walk next door and see half of Anoushka Shankar. Then you might be able to make it over to Orleans Hall just in time to catch the tail end of a great jazz concert. What’s the last live concert you took in that was in no way connected with the Music Fest,

Have you seen anything lately that you felt was truly outstanding? Rob Gibson: Well, the weekend before last, I went to hear Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile at the Lucas. We stayed for the first half, then we walked down the street to Kokopelli’s, and saw the Eric Alexander Quartet’s first set, then had some dinner and felt like we were in New York City! (laughs) If money and scheduling issues were no object, give me your dream lineup. Rob Gibson: I don’t necessarily think in terms of acts. I think of staging productions. I hope to be able to stage a wonderful opera that would run for three or four nights in the Lucas Theatre. We’re working on that but it might be three or four years before we raise the money, because opera is very expensive. I really want to have Leif Ove Andsnes play a recital here. He’s one of my favorite pianists. I wish we’d had the venue this year to bring the Eric Clapton concert with Derek Trucks, because a lot of folks would have attended that show and found out about the Savannah Music Festival. A lot of times you need to do a program that’s not necessar-

ily your dream artistic wish, but which will introduce a lot of new people to your main event. Since you’re asking about my “wish list,” what I would really wish is that instead of the city building a new 12,000-seat coliseum that might house a minor league hockey team, that we would build an outdoor amphitheatre with a shed that covers four thousand seats and a lawn that holds eight to ten thousand more. That would operate in this wonderful climate that exists almost year round, and we can have all of the main acts that want to stop between Charleston and Jacksonville or Orlando and Miami or whatever can stop and play Savannah and build a music scene here that is viable economically, artistically and innovatively. Do you feel there’s any real chance of that, or do too few folks who control things of that nature see the big picture? Rob Gibson: I would like to see the state of Georgia -- which owns the mega-site property -- require the eventual developer to build at the corner of I-16 and I-95 this very amphitheatre I’m speaking of, and name it after themselves! Call it the Daimler-Chrysler Amphitheatre, or whatever, you know? They’d get a ton of marketing out of it. Imagine how many people would drive down those two major Interstates or just out from here in Savannah to this great central location to see live music.

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That’s the whole thing, right there. This Music Festival is predicated on live music. Don’t forget: Milli Vanilli was lip-synching! Live music is something that can never be replaced. The other discussion about live music that’s important not to avoid is the one about quality. There’s been a series of articles running in “the other newspaper” about classical music here in town. But nowhere has the issue of quality surfaced. It’s always about somebody being disenfranchised, or Savannah giving up on its symphony, or musicians who are struggling to make a living. Well, let me tell you: Some of the really top musicians from the Savannah Symphony left town very unfortunately. But many of them landed on their feet, either with the Atlanta or the Philadelphia Symphonies. That’s quality right there. But for anybody who believes that a symphony is coming back to this city anytime soon, I’ve got some real estate to sell you. It’s in the swamp. You can build a shopping center on it. w To learn more about the 2007 Savannah Music Festival, see its complete schedule, or purchase advance tickets to any events, see www.savannahmusicfestival.org To comment in a letter to the editor, e-mail us at letters@connectsavannah.com

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Stage presence

We welcome back longtime Connect art critic Bertha Husband this week, with her take on the current Pinnacle Gallery show. She has another review in the hopper, so

stay tuned for more insight coming soon. One of our most popular contributors, Stacey Kronquest, is back this week with her followup on the Creative Minds symposium a couple of weeks ago. Stacey raises many lucid critiques of city government in her piece on page 13. But without in any way undermining her reporting, I wanted to say how lucky we are to live in a city with a mayor who takes the time to participate in a sustainable living forum and provide genuine opinions instead of the usual politician’s lip service. Also commenting on her experiences during the symposium is the delightful Cathy Rodgers, whose take is on page 14.

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Photo notes this week: A big thanks to Jessica Ozment for the Rob Gibson shots this week. We also welcome a new shooter to the fold, Ryan Walters, whose theatre shot is on page 32. I received a lot of interesting feedback — much of it on page 10 this week — from my recent Note about the local/non-local divide in Savannah. I think most people understood perfectly well my point that recent arrivals to Savannah are less likely these days to let the often self-defeating attitudes of us natives stand in their way. But a couple of people misunderstood and thought my column was a blanket defense of locals. It’s true that I’m a local myself and proud of it, but for the record I wanted to make clear that I think Savannah wouldn’t be the vibrant, progressive city it is today without the steady efforts of people who are not originally from here. (Critics, please save the “love it or leave it” stuff. True strength comes from diversity, and there’s plenty of room for locals and non-locals alike to make their marks here. The bottom line is that if you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem — regardless of where you were born.) Speaking of nativities, I mark my 42nd birthday as I write this. And no, I didn’t take the day off, even though it’s President’s Day. This is a new thing, isn’t it — this deal where people expect you to take your birthday off? Growing up and in various jobs over the years, I never once expected to simply not come into my school or workplace on my birthday. Yet more and more I hear people assuming that their birthday should always be a kind of personal holiday off work. I have no idea where this comes from, do you? Another observation: Is it just me, or do even-numbered years feel younger than odd-numbered years? I’m a year older, but 42 somehow seems younger than 41. Point to ponder. Or not. In any case, you can stay in touch at: jim@connectsavannah.com/. w

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This is the time of year we get our game faces on to cover the upcoming Savannah Music Festival in earnest. As you’ve no doubt gathered, this week’s Lead Story is Jim Reed’s insightful interview with straight-shooting Festival Director Rob Gibson. There are some tidbits in it I guarantee you won’t be reading anywhere else, so please find the time out of your busy day to digest the full interview from beginning to end. As for the immediate future, you can see from our Week at a Glance this issue that theatrical productions are the name of the game for the time being, with several noteworthy shows going on around town. The masterful D. J. Queenan opens Little Women at the City’s black box theatre on Henry Street (read Linda Sickler’s preview on page 32). Savannah Children’s Theatre continues a youth version of Guys and Dolls that has very strong word-of-mouth. Savannah Theatre’s Little Shop of Horrors is also getting raves. And Savannah Actors Theatre continues its run of the intriguing original play Fiction, Or Wild Stories by Sasha Travis. I wanted to relay my own theatre experience this past weekend at the AASU Masquers’s witty and energetic staging of You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, which continues this weekend. Director Pam Sears does her usual outstanding job with the engaging cast in this musical revue of the Peanuts saga, a show that’s equally hilarious for kids and adults alike. I was lucky enough to be a guest at an alumni meeting before the show in honor of the Masquers’ 70th anniversary celebration. The collective wisdom and local history gathered in the room at the Armstrong Center — featuring Masquers stalwarts Wray and Walt Kessel, alumni services director Patty Parker, former Masquers directors Jack Porter and Leigh Goodwin, and of course my dear mom Bettye, former seamstress to the stars — was a living testament to the enduring strength of Savannah theatre. Begun in 1937 by the great Stacy Keach — father of the famous Savannah-born actor of the same name — the troupe that would become the Masquers is one of the oldest college theatre groups in the nation, and the performers and backstage crew of Charlie Brown are the newest chapter in that history. While all live theatre in Savannah is a cut above, this year especially we shouldn’t forget the contribution the Masquers have made to the local arts scene.

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Divide between locals, non-locals is real

Unite, don’t divide

Editor, Regarding your Editor’s Note “Natives Editor, are restless”: Regarding your recent Editor’s Note, Nowhere, and I mean nowhere, have I “Natives are restless”: In my Ohio/West Virever lived where they refer to themselves ginian Midwestern Appalachian predictas “Natives.” Businesses, comability, I am probably one of those who may mercials, etc. here advertise have asked, “where’s your accent?” themselves as “Natives.” The So now you must allow me to mentality of the “good ole’ digress on this subject, which boy system” has left I realize was not the focus of itor: the South in the proLetters to the Edprints letters from across the column: ah gressive cities. Connect Savann a letter does ing int Pr My grandma is from the as. ide the spectrum of rsement of the do It is time that Saen r ou ply im Smoky Mountains of Tenmay be not necessarily therein. Letters vannah become more ed ess pr ex s on nessee, and she has the opini e and clarity. progressive, more m edited for spac .co ah nn va most beautiful drawl tsa connec E-mail: letters@ enlightened, and yes, -- which I can eas32 7, Fax: 912.231.99 ctory Dr., Suite Vi even friendlier toE. 00 18 : to ily distinguish from Snail mail 31404 Savannah, GA wards those who lothe genteel Savannahian cate here, work here, drawl, which I realize not evpay taxes here, and support the eryone has. community. My dad has a short choppy Kentucky acWhy does Savannah even cent. Some folks may not think his accent is think that such terminology is even relpretty, but his entire family proudly shares evant? It is incredulous in this time and day. this choppy Appalachian accent and the clan This City has a horrific crime and poverty is chock full of valedictorians, Ph.D’s, etc. rate and yet you are worried about the “NaThat said, you’re dead-on about the new tives?” Please, let’s address what can be done social divide in Savannah between natives about the crime and poverty before we worand transplants. I commonly find myself ry about whether or not you are considered annoyed with fellow transplants who have a cast member from “Hee-Haw.” ill-conceived notions about Southerners Name Withheld by Request or that I will naturally agree with them on these notions. But there is the whole “New South” movement. You have Deep Magazine, The South Magazine, my friend Matt Cohen’s New South Cafe at Victory & Skidaway. Oh, and speaking of the “gone native” folks, there’s the annoying oval “Local” stickers that only people from other places adhere to their vehicles. Those are especially popular in Bluffton, S.C. So, there are some people who fight this prejudice that occurs on both sides - the natives and the transplants. Great column - enjoyed it! B. Ray

Black History clarification

Editor, Regarding your recent Editor’s Note, Black History Month was not “jammed” into February. It was begun by the late, great black historian Carter G. Woodson as Black History Week in the 1920’s (expanded to a month in 1976). Mr. Woodson chose February so it would coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Fredrick Douglas -- two of the most important people to black Americans. February wasn’t just chosen by “the man.” Frank Gorman

Isn’t it (not) ironic?

Editor, Loved your observations on locals/nonlocals in last week’s Editor’s Note. As a transplant of about 25 years, I only wish I were a true Savannah boy. I often joke that my son, while born here, is almost a Savannahian, but his children surely will be. One point, though. You refer to the fact that a contributor to the same issue is “ironically” also a local. It may be a bit of a quibble, but there is no irony in that, it is a simple coincidence. Irony is the state of the exact opposite occurrence of what one might expect, usually containing a “lesson of life.” For instance, if a native New Yorker moved to Savannah and met her future husband who also turned out to be from New York, that would be coincidental. Had she moved to Savannah specifically to find a husband, and then met her Yankee beau here, that would be precisely ironic. In either case, it’s no coincidence when I say keep up the good work! J.R. Reynolds

Crazy... that’s how it goes

Editor, Regarding Linda Sickler’s recent theatre preview of Fiction, Or Wild Stories: “...the main character, Laura, is dealing with mental illness” is a not uncommon phrase. One ought however name the illness. It is interesting that one does when the illness is physical, and tends not to do so, employs the above abstraction, when the illness is mental. Camille struggling with physical illness simply does not occur. We choose to abstract, stereotype “mental illness” as an “it,” that is our cultural habit. Journalists do, dramatists do, as here, the public does, and people in mental health professions do. Harold A. Maio Former Consulting Editor Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal Boston University

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Jane, Just a short letter of praise from a devoted fan: I am new to Savannah and alrready your weekly column in Connect is like the first whiff of salt air after a long drive to the beach, a warm muffin fresh from the oven, a glass of wine after a day spent cleaning and refurbishing an old musty house. I hope that you will continue with your writing and manage to get a collection of your favorite essays published in the near future. Jake Kawatski

Do stuff more betterer

Editor, Summer Teal Simpson’s article, “Can’t Ignore Gore,” was written very well. She presented her ideas nicely and made some very strong points. I just wish she had spent as much time on punctuation, so that I could have read it without stumbling over her misplaced and omitted commas and some word errors that should have been caught in the editing process. Ginger Miles Editor’s Note: I agree I should do a better job, Ms. Miles, so I’m turning over a new leaf by correcting the part of your letter where you misspelled “editing” as “editting.” No need to thank me!

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Inbox 678,457 (8,272) Tainted peanut butter not in Savannah public schools

The recall on Conagra label peanut butter does not affect our public schools. Our peanut butter, Parnelle’s Pride, comes from a completely different supplier and manufacturer. -- received 2/16 from Bucky Burnsed

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New regulations for Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary become effective today

Several new regulations for NOAA Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary become effective today, providing greater protection for the sanctuary’s valuable marine resources and coral reef habitat. The new regulations were released to the public in July 2006 as part of the sanctuary’s revised management plan. The regulatory changes prohibit anchoring in the sanctuary and allow fishing only by rod and reel, handline, and spearfishing gear without powerheads. As of today, these activities become illegal within the boundaries of the Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary: • Injuring, catching, harvesting, or collecting, or attempting to injure, catch, harvest, or collect any marine organism or any part thereof, living or dead, within the sanctuary by any means except by the use of rod and reel, handline, or spearfishing gear without powerheads. There shall be a rebuttable presumption that any marine organism or part thereof referenced above found in the possession of a person within the sanctuary has been collected from the sanctuary. • Except for possessing fishing gear stowed and not available for immediate use, possessing or using within the sanctuary any fishing gear or means except rod and reel, handline, or spearfishing gear without powerheads. • Anchoring any vessel in the sanctuary, except when responding to an emergency threatening life, property or the environment. Any person in possession of a valid permit issued by the director in accordance with this section may conduct the specific activity in the sanctuary, including any activity specifically prohibited. The regulations were developed in collaboration with the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, NOAA Fisheries and state of Georgia. Complete details of the new regulations can be found on the Gray’s Reef Web site at www.graysreef.noaa.gov. -- received 2/16 from Gail Krueger w

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A man that shot at his girlfriend and pointed a gun at police is in the hospital after a standoff at a home in Garden City. Savannah-Chatham metro SWAT team members shot the suspect when he emerged from a room of a house pointing a loaded handgun at them shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday. Harry Richards, 62, of Garden City had to be taken to Memorial Health University Medical Center, following the armed confrontation, and is listed in critical condition. He is under police watch and facing numerous charges including aggravated assault on police and reckless conduct. The two officers who fired are on administrative leave, pending the outcome of an internal investigation. The administrative procedure is standard following any police related shooting. The officers are both police veterans assigned to the SWAT team. Star Corporal Daniel Flood has been on the force for eleven years, while Corporal Christopher Boyette has served for twelve. The confrontation with police stemmed from a report of domestic violence at a Garden City home at 157 Azalea Street shortly before 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Garden City Police responded to the call where the suspect had fired several shots at his girlfriend in a heated dispute. The woman managed to escape without injury before calling 911 from the home of a neighbor. When police arrived on the scene, they received reports that the suspect had locked himself in the home and had threatened to kill a police officer. An incident command post was set up by Garden City where Savannah-Chatham Police SWAT team resources marshaled to assist. Garden City authorities pursuant to a mutual aid agreement between the agencies made the resource request. SWAT team members went in to the home to look for the suspect after attempts to contact and negotiate with him had failed. While clearing the house, they encountered Richards, who aimed a gun at them. That’s when gunfire erupted with Richards being struck several times. The officers were not injured.

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Biting the Big Apple It’s been two years since I’ve been to New York City - Christo and Jeanne-Claude drew me last time to see their wrapping of the gates in Central Park - so when a friend suggested we meet up there I said sure, why not, what could be better. (Well, maybe sometime other than February, which, as Christo and followers know, can be frigid. Think we can move President’s Day? Thank goodness for street vendors selling hats, scarves and gloves.) Still, every time I get ready to return home, I think the same thing: what took me so long to get back here? There’s a whole world to visit but there’s only one New York City. Not that arriving late Friday afternoon is the best plan. Tumbling out of a roomy and comfortable Amtrak car into Penn Station - even with minimal luggage - then merging into a Manhattan crowd on 8th Avenue, more like a rapidly moving escalator on a sale day at Macy’s, before having time to adjust to the pace, is, well, challenging (despite the live Baroque music that filters through the announcements of train changes). First impression? Not much breathing room. Piles of slushy snowdrifts and unattractive bulging black garbage bags at the curbs, common to Manhattan in February, don’t help. Other than that, NYC is really quite simple. Put away your keys (I haven’t touched one in three days). Forget maps (“Excuse me, which way is uptown?” or “Um, is west this way or that way?”). Open your ears. “That sounds like a live band right in front of us,” my friend said as we headed downtown (two choices - up or down). And it was - though we didn’t know how

true that was until we were right in front of it. An Andean group with all manner of stringed instruments and bamboo pipes. Complete with hand-warming devices. Open your eyes. Walking head down against the wind I see manhole covers “Made in India.” I’d think it was a mistake if I didn’t see it three and four more times. Looking up on 6th Avenue I see the Millinery Center Synagogue squeezed between two high-rises, not far from a bead shop, a button shop and a sequin shop. Looking over on 44th Street I see the sign - then the lobby - for the fabled Algonquin Hotel. Maybe next time I’ll stay there although no one was too anxious to quote me their rates. At the desk I heard $259 a night “though they vary.” Maybe I’ll just drink coffee in the darkpaneled, elegant lobby, which I did Sunday, when I read the paper and tried to conjure up Dorothy Parker, Harpo Marx and Edna Ferber. But how much time do your spend in your hotel in NYC, anyway? This time, counting our shekels and following the recommendation of someone who lives here, we chose the nearby Americana Inn on West 38th Street in the fashion district. For $75 a night, we get a compact 8by-12-foot room on the fifth floor, bathroom down the hall, next to a kitchen, windows that open and close with no effort. Clean, clean, clean (though not so quiet, but, hey, it’s a city of 8 million give or take a few). “I prefer to travel as inexpensively as I can,” said a gentlemen from Tacoma, Wash., as we rode up together in the tiny, tiny, elevator to a lobby filled with all classes, ages and nationalities of people. On the same block we find the Havana U.S.A., a friendly Cuban restaurant, across the street the Olympic restaurant, a lively Israeli spot, down the street a coffee shop with Manhattan’s quintessential toasted bran muffin, a few blocks away Junior’s,

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where Jerry Seinfeld’s picture hangs in the bathroom and the perfect Reuben sandwich awaits you in the 50’s style restaurant.All this without a guide book or the internet. And that’s another surprise. I’m so used to going into coffee shops or restaurants where everyone is online, plugged-in and tuned-out. Oddly enough, the randomly available (and free) signal is hard to find. People seem to prefer to talk to one another. Imagine that. Since smoking has been banned in many bars, there also is not a matchbox to be found. Remember matches? The closest I found in an upper west side restaurant turned out to be a note pad. Well, that can be helpful. This time, in addition to a play - “Spring Awakening” - we spring for the Saturday afternoon Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center - “Janufa.” $95 for two tickets. A dark, brooding Czech opera written in 1903 (same year the Algonquin Hotel was built) with a stark and stylized set and the voices of angels. I didn’t fall asleep once. The next day we take the E train to MOMA’s P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center in Queens. Talk about a great conversion of an empty school. Talk about edgy art. In one room - a former kindergarten room perhaps? - we walk into a room of scattered oranges (1,000, we read), which we are invited to peel, eat and pitch, while a video plays of orange vendors from Ghana. Another artist uses peanut butter and jelly and/or chocolate to create images. Another exhibit, entitled “Not For Sale,” included pieces of work the artist, for one reason or another, said he or she would never sell. So little time. So many choices. And none of them bad. w E-mail Jane at gofish5@earthlink.net


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Is the city passing the buck on sustainability issues such as recycling?

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Dr. Babjide Familoni, dean of Science and Technology at Savannah State University, sees the City as “passing the buck to the people who have more pressing problems.” But when Sarahlyn Argow was struggling to raise her five daughters, her single objective “was trying to keep a roof over our heads.” Now Argow believes that the way to reform is to invite everyone to the table. She also thinks educating youth is the way to get the message out. “Then the youth can teach their parents and grandparents why recycling is important,” she says. Mayor Johnson admitted that “I don’t have any expertise in what an environmentally healthy community should be.” Which is why, in addition to smart politics, the Mayor calls for a grassroots effort that will represent the people’s environmental concerns. He wants a “Chris Miller” of the green movement (Chris Miller is the brainchild behind The Creative Coast) -- as the mayor puts it, “Someone who wakes up with this on his or her mind and goes to bed at night thinking about this.” Howard Morrison, one-man think tank and also a forum participant organized sustainability into three categories: Natural/environmental, social and economic. Chris Miller says all three need to be in balance and that there’s “no point in improving one in isolation of another.” He notes that the city has been focusing on the economics and social at the peril of the environment. “Smart places do smart things,” Miller told city administrators. “Recycling is a smart thing to do, and by not doing it we’re saying that we are a stupid place and thereby condemning the people to a life of ignorance and poverty.” w To comment e-mail us at letters@connectsavannah.com

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At the packed Sustainability Forum two weeks ago Mayor Otis Johnson put the onus for change squarely in the laps of the people, calling for them to “organize themselves into an advocacy group and come up with how they would like the community to be.” If the people don’t “step up” then the ideas exchanged are largely irrelevant, “an academic exercise … a feel-good evening” and a “waste of our time,” said the mayor. It was clear that not everyone on the panel agreed with Mayor Johnson’s call for the creation of yet another advocacy group. “There is a beautiful vision laid out in the tricentennial Plan,” said panel member Patty McIntosh, Vice President of the Georgia Conservancy, referring to the Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission’s thirtyyear growth plan. “How many people in the neighborhoods know about that vision?” asked Mayor Johnson. He went on to denounce the idea of a sustainability plan “crafted by professionals and elites in this community.” Savannah Recycles! is an example of one such group. The group, made up of civic leaders and three of the panel participants — Patty McIntosh, Martin Melaver and Howard Morrison -- says it’s been frustrated by the City’s unwillingness to move forward with a plan to implement curbside recycling. Melaver suggested going after “lowhanging fruit” to further sustainability, including LEED standards for schools and government buildings, and the establishment of a recycling program. These, Melaver said, could be “implemented in weeks.” “The elites embraced recycling. Will the people in the neighborhoods embrace recycling?” countered Mayor Johnson. Last summer 3,000 Savannah residents from every neighborhood across the city signed a petition for curbside recycling. But Sarahlyn Argow, founder and director of the nonprofit “A Working Woman in Need”, expressed concern. “When families live in poverty, it’s hard to think about recycling,” she says. That sentiment is represented by City Council, who often don’t see recycling as an issue for their constituents. It appears to boil down to a classic “chicken or egg” scenario: The mayor calls for yet more community support, but experts like McIntosh insist that the community support for sustainability can’t reach critical mass without a basic level of existing service, namely curbside recycling.

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by Cathy Rodgers

Sustaining Sustainability A reflection on the Creative Minds symposium “This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land” – a folk song I sang as a child seems to round out the theme of the recent “Creative Minds” week of events held here in Savannah. New buzz words and themes were floating around town like “carbon neutral,” sustainability, biophilia, living buildings, and nature as the basis of our economy. So what does all that mean to the average person? At the Town Hall meeting on “Governing for a Sustainable Future” held in the City Council Chambers, several versions of the word “sustainability” surfaced, but the one definition agreed on was from Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia: “Sustainability is an attempt to provide the best outcomes for the human and natural environments both now and into the indefinite future.” Sustainability might be the new buzz word of the day, but it’s only an extension of what the leaders who have gone before us began -- to improve our agriculture, our rivers, our streams, our beaches, the water we

drink, industrial pollution, removing chemicals in foods we eat -- in essence making our world a better place. Sustainability means leaping forward to bring all these things up to a much higher level, while taking responsibility for our own personal consumption of products and becoming aware of what is going on around us within our own communities and how we can make this a better place for future generations. It’s a privilege to live in one of the most beautiful coastal communities in the world, and I ask myself will everything I see around me look the same for my grandchildren? Will we let our trees get ripped down like the recent injustices we saw in Liberty County? Will the marsh grass continue to rebound or will a sewage spill take it out again? Will there be a crab population when it’s time for my grandson to fish off the dock? Is all this related to climate, environment, pollution, economy, or global warming? It seems to be a combination, and we can all take steps in our own area of interest

to make things better right here in our own backyard! The latest global warming findings are spurring hardcore opponents to fill the radio airwaves with lines like “there go the sustainable whack-jobs.” The latest Rush Limbaugh tactics include new renditions of “Burning Ring of Fire”. These tactics seem to drive everyone further apart when we need to be on common ground. No matter what you feel about global warming –- whether we are going through a natural cyclical process or that there is enough proof from scientists and global climatologists to prove we are sliding down a slippery slope -– it’s time to set political views aside and ask ourselves questions like how we as a community can function in day to day life and how that life can be improved not only for us, but for our children. That’s what the sustainability movement is all about – not just about tossing the fact football back and forth like the hottest year recorded on the planet was the year 2005 or the coldest day in the United States was February 16, 2007. I challenge you to look at things in a new

way, ask yourself what are the results of my own personal consumption when I look to the future – where does it all go and what are the long-term effects of it? How can we as a community accommodate all our transportation needs in the future and how can we preserve our greenspace? During the Saturday forum, Bob Berkebile said, “The children of Perfect Vision will graduate in the year 2020”. We need to pave the way for them. The challenge is great – but I feel the people in Savannah are even greater! So move over and make room for more green designers, responsible developers, sustainable architects, and citizens that are ready to do their part. This land is your land. w

Cathy Rodgers works for Melaver, Inc., a locally-based sustainable development firm that was one of the sponsors of this year’s Creative Minds event. To comment, e-mail us at letters@connectsavannah.com

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Love hurts

Helpin’ Jesse

Annie Allman, above, was one of the many performers at the Americal Legion downtown helping to raise funds for the recuperation of injured compatriot Jesse Jordan, seen at right with Penny Blankenship.

Edie in da house

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Acclaimed indie songstress Edie Carey, left, played an intimate house party hosted by Sue Finkel, inset -- the Boston-based performer’s second private party in the area.

On behalf of Live Oak Public Libraries, a friendly squirrel greets a young visitor to the 100th birthday celebration of Daffin Park Saturday in... well, in Daffin Park, where else?

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A holiday-themed body piercing exhibition spiced up Valentine’s Day at Carlito’s. At left, model Shiloh is on the receiving end of Alex Kavouklis’s metal artistry. Above, a close-up view of the agony and the ecstasy.


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An officer on routine patrol was informed by a citizen that a man was lying in the ditch at a gas station at the corner of Oglethorpe Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The officer located the victim lying on his right side in the ditch and holding a pint of whiskey. The victim was bleeding from a gash on his right forehead. He said he was robbed by three men near a motel on West Bay Street. He said he called police at the time, but no one ever showed up. The officer called for EMS and a supervisor. The victim was treated and released at the scene. The officer asked the victim questions and his story changed over and over each time he told it. The only statement the victim was certain of was that he didn’t know where his wallet was. He said it had $180 in it from his VA check. • A house on Raybun Street was broken into when the burglar or burglars apparently threw an object through the kitchen window. When the owner arrived home, he found that the kitchen window had been broken by a car battery that was still on the floor in the kitchen. The man said he had been keeping the battery on the west side of the house. The bedrooms of the house were in disarray, and the man said they hadn’t been that way when he left in the morning. He also said he was missing cash from his bedroom dresser drawer. An officer spoke to several neighbors, but all said they didn’t hear or see anything. • A man called police after his adult son began talking back to him and playing the stereo in his room very loud. When an officer arrived, the man said his son had “mental issues” and had threatened him in the past. He asked the officer to talk to his son. The officer led the officer to the son’s room. The officer couldn’t hear loud music, just dull-sounding beats. When the father opened the door, the stereo was off and the young man was gone. The son was located in the living room, where he was standing in front of the television with his hands in his pockets. He had his back to his father and the police officer and refused to acknowledge any attempt to speak to him. After the officer asked him several times to speak with him, the son finally turned around and said, “Oh, I didn’t hear you.” The officer told him why he was there and asked him to sit on the couch so they could talk. The son didn’t acknowledge this but turned back around and started watching television. The officer turned off the TV with the remote control and again asked the young man to sit down so they could talk.

from recent Savannah/Chatham Police incident reports

He stated he would talk to the officer but that he wasn’t going to sit down. The officer said that was okay. The young man then said he’d rather speak outside and began walking toward the hallway leading to the front door. The officer told him that was okay as well, and followed him to the door. At the front door, the son opened it and said, “You go first.” The officer told him he would rather follow him to go outside. The young man stood in the doorway and insisted the officer go out ahead of him. The officer then realized the son was trying to get him to go out first so he could shut the front door and lock the officer outside. The officer then told the young man to go back to the living room and sit down. He had his hand on the young man’s arm in the “escort position.” Instead, the young man said, “F--k you!” and started jerking away. The officer radioed dispatch to have back-up step up its response. The young man came back into the living room and the officer told him he was under arrest for disorderly conduct and attempted to take him down to the ground. The officer repeatedly ordered him to stop resisting, to which he didn’t reply. The officer was able to get one cuff on him, but he jammed both hands under his body before the second cuff could be placed on his arm. The officer radioed dispatch for assistance and then turned to the father and asked for his help. The father came over and tried to pull him arm from under him so the officer could put the cuff on. The son then began trying to bite the officer and his father on their hands. He was told to stop resisting, or he would be sprayed with pepper spray. He began to swing his legs around in an attempt to get away, and was sprayed with pepper spray and taken into custody. w

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


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exercise worked for all women and was superior to job-based or leisure-based exercise. (2) A female chimpanzee, Judy, escaped at the Little Rock (Ark.) Zoo in January and, as she moved about, was observed entering a bathroom, grabbing a brush, and cleaning a toilet. She also wrung out a sponge and cleaned off a refrigerator, according to an Associated Press report. Florida state Sen. Gary Siplin was convicted in August of grand theft for paying employees state funds to work on his reelection campaign, but according to senate rules, he retains his office while his case is on appeal. The first bill Siplin introduced for the new legislative session in January would make it easier under state law for convicted felons to have their voting rights restored. The Mexican government is scheduled to consider, as early as March, a proposal from its states’ migrant assistance offices to hand out satellite-tracking devices to its citizens who plan to emigrate illegally to the United States, so that they could be located in case of emergency after crossing the border. Skeptics, according to a January report in the San Antonio Express-News, wondered how vigorously the U.S. Border Patrol would assist in rescues.

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Settling the Gender Wars: (1) German cancer researchers, writing in a January journal article, reported that any exercise helped ward off breast cancer in pre-menopausal women but that housework-type

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People Different From Us

(1) The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services issued a warning in January to residents of the city of Ringwood that they should limit their intake of squirrel to no more than twice a week (children once a month). (A toxic waste dump is nearby.) (2) Dan Gulley Jr., 70, and David Brooks Jr., 62, fought in January in Atmore, Ala., and according to police, Gulley pulled out a gun and shot Brooks. The two were arguing over how tall the late singer James Brown was.

Least Competent Criminals (1) According to police in Hartselle, Ala., Daniel Brown, 22, wore a ski mask to hide his identity from his grandfather when he staged a home invasion-robbery in January, but when he burst in, he yelled, “I need your money, and I mean it, Pa-Paw.” (Nonetheless, when arrested, Brown denied that he was the man behind the mask.) (2) Glenn Vickers, 53, allegedly intoxicated, wildly tailgated a driver in January on Interstate 64 that happened to be Kanawha County, W.Va., sheriff Mike Rutherford in an un-

marked car. After jockeying behind Rutherford for a while, Vickers peeled off at an exit and flipped Rutherford the finger, but immediately crashed into a guardrail.

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Recurring Themes

“I was 6 when I first became aware of my desire to lose my legs,” wrote “Susan Smith” in London’s The Guardian in January. “The image I have of myself has always been one without legs.” News of the Weird has reported several times on people with “body identity integrity disorder” (apotemnophilia), which leads them to remove one or more limbs (or men their scrota). The worst part, said “Smith,” was having to kill her leg, by freezing it in dry ice for at least four hours (she tried twice before it succumbed to an infection), because surgeons cannot ethically amputate a healthy limb. (A 1998 News of the Weird story involved a de-licensed San Diego surgeon who illegally removed limbs of needy men.)

The Continuing Crisis

Unsavvy: In 2003, Bryn Mawr College student Janet Lee had apparently not watched enough movies or television to understand that drug smugglers often use condoms (swallowed by human “mules”) to get cocaine and heroin into the country. Lee attempted to board an airliner with several flour-filled condoms that she said her classmates and she employed to squeeze as stress relievers and said she was astonished to be arrested at the Philadelphia airport and jailed for three weeks until the lab could verify that the substance was flour. In January 2007, the city of Philadelphia agreed to pay her $180,000 to settle her lawsuit for her wrongful detention. Britain’s National Phobics Society said in November it would launch a campaign to help the estimated 4 million people in the U.K. who are fearful of using public restrooms. According to the NPS, in serious cases, sufferers intentionally avoid liquids and even deprive themselves of good jobs because the workplace restroom situation is unsatisfactory. “(I)t’s certainly no laughing matter,” said a spokesman. Texas judge Keith Dean, recently defeated for re-election, decided as he was cleaning out his desk in December that he would order the release of a man that he controversially sentenced to life in prison in 1990. Tyrone Brown was 17 when he committed a $2 robbery, and Dean put him on probation but changed it to life in prison when Brown shortly afterward tested positive for marijuana. (The Dallas Morning News in a series of 2006 articles had reported that Dean had failed to additionally punish a murderer who had tested positive for cocaine several times after his release on probation.) w

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Doctors Gone Bad: (1) The British General Dental Council found David Quelch guilty in January of professional misconduct for pulling two teeth of a patient, against her will, without anesthesia, because she had complained about previous treatments. He supposedly said, “That’ll teach you ...” (2) However, the patient at Romania’s Panduri Urology Hospital was not at fault (according to United Press International, from a January story in Bucharest’s Sunday Telegram) when surgeon Naum Ciomu lost his temper at his own sloppiness and chopped off a 36year-old man’s penis. Ciomu later admitted that he had overreacted. Nonetheless, the Romanian doctors’ union complained that Ciomu’s fine (the equivalent of about $190,000) was unwarranted. “The world’s most dangerous road,” according to a November BBC News dispatch, is a 50-mile stretch of winding, mountain-hugging cliff three miles above sea level, running from La Paz, Bolivia, to the country’s Yungas region. At least 200 people a year reportedly die on the road, which is about 10 feet wide with no railing and frequent confrontations when wide-load vehicles meet from opposite directions. Furthermore, bad Andes Mountain storms wash away parts of what road does exist. Bolivians frequently pray to the goddess Pachamama for safe passage. (1) Transgendered patient Gina Tilley filed a lawsuit late last year against New York City plastic surgeon David Ostad (who has been cited by state medical authorities 11 times and sued 14 times), complaining that her 2004 saline breast implants had shifted to her armpits. (2) The fire alarm at the Sea Life Centre in Weymouth, England, sounded one night in December, attributed to a diet of brussels sprouts fed to a turtle. Marine biologist Sarah Leaney of the Centre explained that the turtle’s resulting flatulence probably created bubbles that raised the water level enough to trigger the alarm.

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by Steve Newman

Vanishing Bees

American beekeepers in 22 states report huge losses of their colonies in recent weeks, possibly due 6.0 3.0 to a mysterious disease that threatens to disrupt the pollination of a wide range of crops. Dave Hackenberg, a Pennsylvania beekeeper who reported the so-called Colony Collapse Disorder to researchers at Pennsylvania State University in November, says he has lost about 2,000 hives. State and federal agricultural researchers have been frustrated in their search for a cause because the affected hives are often found empty except for the queen and a few Week Ending February 16, 2007 bees. But researchers say they are seeing evidence in the dead bees Tropical Cyclones of an unknown pathogen and a high Tropical Storm Enok formed just number of known viruses. Beekeepers are east of Madagascar, then lost being advised to irradiate their equipment, force over the cooler waters south including boxes and combs, to kill any of Rodrigues Island. Tropical possible pathogens. Storm Favio was approaching Madagascar from the east late in the week.

Meteor Deaths

Nomads in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan told police that an explosion from a meteor impact killed three members of their group. Four others were found injured at a crater that police describe as being caused by some kind of blast. The Press Trust of India reports the victims were sitting with some iron scrap in an open field when an “object” fell from the sky and hit them on the evening of Feb. 8. A team of forensic scientists has been called to the scene to investigate the incident.

Flood Rescue

The Zambia Wildlife Authority launched an operation to rescue wild animals that had become trapped by flash flooding in the South Luangwa National Park. Local media report that some of the animals had drowned before the rescue efforts began. Many flood-trapped wildlife were moved to higher ground in a hovercraft, but others were in such remote areas that rescue efforts were impossible, according to the state-owned Zambia Daily Mail. Flooding from unusually heavy seasonal rains has killed scores of people across the southern half of Africa in recent weeks. Tens of thousands of others have been forced from their homes.

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Thirty-five people in southeastern Turkey were injured as they panicked during a magnitude 5.3 quake in Elazig province. The shaking also cracked some

buildings. • Earth movements were also felt widely across the Iberian peninsula and northern Morocco, and in eastern Romania, northern Pakistan, India’s southern Andaman Islands, Indonesia’s Sulawesi Island and central Oklahoma.

Kathmandu Snow

The capital of Nepal experienced its first snowfall in 62 years as severe wintry conditions killed at least three people across the Himalayan country. The meteorological department said that the temperatures in Kathmandu Valley were not low enough for the snow to accumulate. Many districts in western and central Nepal reported unprecedented levels of snowfall, blocking roads and forcing schools to close.

Volcanoes

Indonesia’s Mount Semeru exploded with a column of ash that soared high above the densely populated East Java province. A nearby town was blanketed with volcanic debris, but officials say no injuries were reported. • About 45 households near Montserrat’s Soufriere Hills volcano were warned that they may be asked to relocate on short notice if a lava dome on the mountain’s northwest flank shows further signs of impending collapse. Scientists studying the volcano say a collapse of the dome could send superheated gas, ash and rocks cascading into the area where evacuation is being considered.

Marine Sentinels

The U.S. Navy says it is considering the use of dozens of trained dolphins and sea lions to patrol a key military base in coastal Washington state from underwater enemy intruders. The navy published a notice in the Federal Register that it needs to beef up security at the Kitsap-Bangor base on Puget Sound near Seattle. The notice said the use of marine mammals is the most effective way to do it. Because of their extraordinary sonar abilities, dolphins are excellent at patrolling for swimmers and divers, said Tom Lapuzza, a spokesman for the Navy’s San Diego-based Marine Mammal Program. One plan is for the dolphins to drop a tag near any discovered intruder. Another is for trained seals to clamp a tethered cuff around any invader’s leg or arm so the individual can be reeled in for questioning. w

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Little needs to be said about this consummate showman, singer, keyboardist and actor who emerged as a beacon of calm, rational thought and goodwill during the Katrina crisis in his native Louisiana. His new album and tour are dedicated to preserving and promoting the spirit of New Orleans’ musical heritage. One assumes this will sell out... Tues., 8 pm, Johnny Mercer Theater.

‘Darfur & Uganda Benefit’

Savannah Country Day School’s Chamber Ensemble joins Independent Presbyterian’s Adult Choir and Bell Choir for a free concert (donations encouraged) to benefit the African Bible College of Uganda and the Student Support For Darfur Organization, which was founded by three SCD students and is dedicated to raising awareness of the ongoing genocidal tragedy in that land. The show will include works by Schubert, Faure, Albinoni, Rutter and Vivaldi. Sun., 3 pm, independent Presbyterian Church (Bull St.).

Along with Bob Dylan, Miles Davis, Charles Aznavour, Lee Hazelwood, Lenny Bruce and Tom Verlaine, Mose Allison is easily one of the coolest stage Maggie & performers of our Jackson Evans time. A dazzlingly Stan Ray of the Savannah prolific songwriter Wine Shop is reconfiguring who’s responsible for his retail space to allow for more great jazz (cult) regular live music perforstandards than you’d mances to coincide with wine ever imagine to look and food tastings. This interat him, he’s a deft esting combination continues and subtle pianist of with a guitar and bass show worldwide reknown. by this local husband-andNearing 80, he still wife duo who play in the jazz plays concerts often, trio Silver Lining. Seating but a small supperis limited, so call 232-3323 club engagement like for advance tickets to this this is rare indeed. Above: Mose Allison intimate gathering. Sat., 8 Van Morrison reBelow: Seth Carper pm, Savannah Wine Shop corded an entire album (Broughton St.). of Mose’s tunes. The Who, The Rolling Stones, Elvis Costello, JJ The Flight Out, Port City Cale and The Clash have all released covers Music of his material, and The Pixies even wrote a This double whammy of two of the song about him. Cool enough for you? He’ll most intriguing and unique alternative rock be joined by bassist Ben Tucker for a night bands in Savannah should be required atof wry humor, bebop and boogie-woogie. tendance for anyone who wants to see fine Miss this one if you dare. Call (843) 842examples of the sort of heady mood-music 8620 for reservations. Fri. - Sat., 7:30 pm, is being made by dedicated original artists The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head). in this town who fall outside the traditional The Seth Carper Quartet confines of the local punk, metal or folk This up-and-coming jazz headliner plays scenes. The Flight Out make complex, wellalto, tenor, soprano, and baritone saxes, rehearsed post-rock that references everyas well as clarinet, bass clarinet, flute and thing from Radiohead to At The Drive-In. many other wind instruments. He’s a regThey’ve recently added a new keyboardist ular member of the celebrated Christian which may push their densely-layered sound Tamburr Quartet, and teaches at Dainto a new direction. Port City Music’s live vidson College. For this two-night stand, lineup is still finding its sea legs, but the he’ll put his own group through their quirky, dreamlike grooves songwriter Philip paces. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, 10:30 pm, midnight, Palmer records on his own, are slowly comKoKopelli’s Jazz Bar. ing into focus on the stage. Sat., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES. w

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This married duo is often called “the Sonny & Cher of bluegrass” for their stage repartee and the way they have enthralled crowds both here and abroad for decades with their unique and highly entertaining blend of acoustic country music. They’ve been together and toured relentlessly since the mid-’70s, so it’s no wonder that those who have seen them live tend to become instant fans. They’ve played their “Twograss” everywhere from The Hot Club of France to The Kennedy Center. They’re favorites at this 100-seat listening room, and this show will likely sell out. Call 748-1930 for your $20 advance tickets. Sat., 7:30 pm, Randy Wood’s Concert Hall (1304 E. Hwy 80, Bloomingdale) - ALL-AGES.

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A Nickel Bag of Funk

Local, female-fronted R & B/funk/soul cover act. Sat., 9 pm, Tantra Lounge.

Archiglass

Free show by an a capella vocal ensemble from St. Petersburg, Russia which performs sacred and folk music, including works by Tchesnokov, Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky. Sat., 7 pm, St. Francis of the Island Episcopal (Wilmington Isl.).

Ashes of An Empire

Recently reformed and rejuvenated local Christian metal power trio. Sat., 7 pm, Lion’s Club (Rincon) - ALL-AGES.

Black Oaks Savannah’s “Arabian Nights Party”

Theme costume event featuring DJ Analog Kid and special musical guests Bella Morte and Citation: Obsolete. There will also be a fire show, a hookah lounge, belly dancers, a henna artist and tarot and rune readers. All black dress is required, and attendees are encouraged to get wear vampyre, goth or Victorian fetish outfits. Fri., 10 pm, Savannah Down Under Invasion Level 3.

Bottles & Cans

Tom Waits, Bob Dylan and Hound Dog Taylor are the obvious touchstones for this mesmerizing blooze-rawk swing combo fronted by guitarist and vocalist Ray Lundy. Thurs., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.) + Fri., 8 pm, The Warehouse + Sat., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

The Bryan Clees Band

This young C & W songwriter from Sylvania has opened as a solo act for Kenny Chesney, JoDee Messina, Tracy Byrd and many more. Fri., 9 pm, Dingus Magee’s (Statesboro).

CJA All-Stars w/Kevin Bales

The Coastal Jazz Association’s Annual Meeting & Concert features such wellknown straight-ahead jazz players as Ben Tucker, Teddy Adams, Huxsie Scott and Herbie King, plus their special guest, pianist Kevin Bales. Admission is free to CJA members, and $10 for non-members. If you join the association at this show, your

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ticket price will be refunded, and you’ll be allowed to vote on officers for the upcoming year. Sat., 5 pm, Cobblestone Conch House (River St.).

The Courtenay Bros. Band Country, honky-tonk and Southernfried rock covers from a seasoned group of players, and fronted by two real-life singing, guitar-playing siblings. Thurs., 10 pm, Wild Wing Café + Sun., 1 pm, City Market Ctyd (acoustic duo show).

The Chuck Courtenay Band

This group shares a few members with the previous listing, but brother Jason Courtenay is nowhere to be found... Fri. Sat., 9 pm, Tubby’s (Thunderbolt).

Eric Culberson Blues Band

Fiery Chicago and Memphis-style electric blues trio led by one of the finer guitarists and frontman to emerge from this city’s music scene in the past few decades. Tues. (hosts Open Jam Night) - Wed., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge + Thurs., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.).

Deep Blue 3

Polished, varied contemporary electric blues covers and originals, delivered with style and prowess. Fri. - Sat., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.

Eat Mo’ Music

Local instrumental soul-jazz quartet (think trumpet and funky wah guitar), featuring bassist Doug Povie and horn man John Tisbert. Fri., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar + Sat., 9 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park.

The Ebony Fashion Fair

The 49th annual installment of “the longest-running touring fashion show in the world.” Thurs., 8 pm, Savannah State University’s Tiger Arena.

Claire Frazier

Talented jazz vocalist who recently relocated here from the West Coast. Thurs., 8 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park.

‘Georgia Kyle’ Shiver & The Marshgrass Boys

A variety of acoustic folk, country, bluegrass and roots-rock styles, featuring guitarist and singer Shiver, and (usually) Fiddlin’ Scott Holton and Dennis “Lorax” Goldbaugh. Wed. & Sat., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.).

Guitar Hero Tournament

Here’s an interesting twist on Open Mic Nights - audience members try their hand at playing this rock-oriented videogame on this nightclub’s stage in front of a giant projection TV screen. Wed., 10 pm, The Jinx.

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Hazel Virtue

Reformed lineup of a hip regional alt. rock act led by songwriter Eric Britt. Fri., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.) + Sat., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law Irish Pub + Sun., 9 pm, malone’s (309 W. River St.).

High Velocity

Experienced, hard-hitting Southern, classic rock and modern country cover band with a setlist of over 150 songs. Wed., Fri.& Sat., 9 pm, Gilley’s (Hinesville).

The Jeff Beasley Band

Blues-tinged boogie-woogie and oldtime rock & roll covers and originals from a singing multi-instrumentalist and his combo. Thurs., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge + Sat., 9 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park + Sun., 7 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar. Raucous funk and soul covers. Tues., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.).

Listen 2 Three

Up-and-coming local John Mayer-esque guitar pop with sunny vocal harmonies. Sat., 10 pm, Tubby’s (Thunderbolt).

Daniel Machado

If memory serves, “machado” means hatchet user. This touring Machado (and his Guitar Show) offers up hooky, electric, full-band power-pop/rock with more than a dash of snark. Local acoustic singer/songwriter Jason Z opens. Fri., 9 pm, Metro Coffee House.

Perry

Soulful Charlotte-based acoustic guitarist and singer whose original material smacks of Donovan-esque wistfulness as well as vaguely funky contemporary “folkhop.” Thurs., 9 pm, Metro Coffee House.

Polk & Keller Jazz Duo

Young local piano prodigy (Brendan Polk) and bassist David Keller. Sun., 7 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

The Positions

Well-known rock, soul and pop covers. Sat., 9 pm, Malone’s (309 W. River St.).

Rhythm Riot

Brunswick/Savannah cover band that’s recently added plenty of kitschy ‘80s and ‘90s tunes to their set by folks like Tone Loc, Young MC and The Beastie Boys. Thurs., 9 pm, Malone’s (309 W. River St.).

Rising Appalachia

These two extremely talented sisters play a fairly astonishing variety of original acoustic music influenced by Old-Time rhythms and family vocal harmonies. Their funky fiddle and banjo drones are both revivalist and modern, and the addition of hand percussion (spoons, washboard, etc...) make it quite infectious, as well as appealing to antifolk fans and lovers of eerie, crepuscular indie-rock. Tues., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.

Popular blues, boogie, pop, rock and country hits from a versatile and well-established local player and singer. Thurs. - Sat., Doc’s Bar (Tybee).

The Savannah Soul Project

Open Jam Night hosted by a local funkfusion combo with a small horn section. Sat., 10 pm, Locos (downtown).

Silver Lining

Laid-back local jazz trio (guitar, bass, drums) whose excellent debut CD is turning heads around town. Fri., 9 pm, Tantra Lounge (see also Connect Recommends).

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Jon Doe

Roy & The Circuit Breakers

Bold new local rock outfit whose members are near the forefront of the burgeoning organic hip-hop and funk scene here in town, which is closely aligned with the spoken word and rap crowds. This will be the first show to utilize this venue’s new dual staging system. Fri., 10 pm, Locos (downtown).

The Swanee’s Quintet’s Tribute to James Brown

Organized by local radio personality (and omnipresent champion of black youth) Lester Lec’k White, this show in honor of Black History Month benefits Savannah High’s Gents’ HBO Club. It features the legendary gospel group that inspired the late Godfather of Soul (they toured with him in his heyday), as well as impersonators who’ll dance and sing tributes to JB. Fri., 7 pm, Savannah High School’s Gymnasium.

The Tourists

Rollicking “confessional Americana” group from Philly that’s one part The Band, and one part The Dream Syndicate’s Steve Wynn. Yet another example of the strides this venue is making to attract top-quality indie-rock as well as sensitive acoustic singer/songwriters. Openers The Good Problems exude an androgynous take on Ryan Adams’ studied cool that seems even more affected than his, but their seemingly sincere material balances things out nicely. Thurs., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.

Toward The Son

Regional Christian-oriented hard alterna-rock act that recently cut some tracks in Nashville and are quietly making a name for themselves as one of the better (and more polished) original bands in the area. Sat., 10:30 pm, B & D Burgers (Southside).

The Train Wrecks

Hard-hitting bar band led by songwriter Jason Bible that mixes alt.country, heartland rock and kitchen-sink blues. Thurs. - Fri., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law Irish Pub . w

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NOTE: Clubs, if you have live music and want to be listed for free in Soundboard or Music Menu, just mail, fax, or email your lineup to us BY NOON ON WEDNESDAY for inclusion in our next issue. Please enclose publicity photos and band bios as well. Address: Connect Savannah, Inc., 1800 E. Victory Drive, Suite 7, Savannah, GA 31404 Fax: (912)231-9932 Email: jim.r@connectsavannah.com All Bands Scheduled Are Subject To Change

David Duckworth, Pianist Thurs., Feb. 22

Claire Frazier, Jazz Vocalist Fri., Feb. 23

TBA Sat., Feb. 24

Eat Mo’ Music Bosendorfer Lounge Peter Tavalin, Pianist Fri., Feb. 23

Peter Tavalin, Pianist Sat., Feb. 24

700 Drayton Restaurant Sun., Feb. 25

Jackson Evans, Jazz guitarist

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BAY STREET BLUES-

DJ Blue Ice (Hip-hop, Reggae, Top 40, R & B)

BAYOU CAFÉ-

Dueling Pianos

BERNIE’S ON RIVER ST.-

Jukebox Journey (8 pm)

BILLY’S PLACE (above MCDONOUGH’S) -

Psychotronic Film: VIOLENT ROAD (8 pm)

CHEERS TO YOU (135 Johnny Mercer Blvd.)-

5 Point Productions’ Karaoke (10 pm)

CLUB ONE-

Live DJ (10:30 pm)

COBBLESTONE CONCH HOUSE (225 W. River St.)-

Karaoke w/Jeff & Rebecca

CREEKSIDE CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)-

Karaoke w/Michael (10 pm)

DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)-

Live Music TBA (7 pm)

DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Sandfly)-

Live Music TBA (6 pm)

FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (River St.)-

Industry Night w/George

FEBRUARY 21ST

Thurs., Feb. 22

Peter Tavalin, Pianist

WEDNESDAY

700 Drayton St. Savannah 912-238-5158 Valet Parking Available mansiononforsythpark.com

McDonough’s Savannah’s Favorite Restaurant in the Historic Downtown Savannah St. Patrick’s Day headquarters

Best Food, Drinks & Prices in Town!

PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)

Trivia w/Artie & Brad (10 pm)

SAVANNAH BLUES-

Karaoke

SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER-

Karaoke (9 pm)

SAVANNAH SMILES-

Chief (9 pm)

SAVANNAH THEATRE-

The Blend (9 pm)

THE SENTIENT BEAN-

Lafeyette

SLUGGERS-

Karaoke (8 pm)

TANTRA LOUNGE (formerly The Monkey Bar)-

#@*! Karaoke

TOMMY’S (Pooler)-

Annie Allman & Friends (5 pm)

TROPICANA NIGHTCLUB-

Live Music TBA (7 pm)

TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)-

DJ Sam Diamond (Savannah Shag Club)

TUBBY’S (River St.)-

Chuck & Bucky (7 pm)

VENUS DE MILO-

“Georgia Kyle” Shiver & The Marshgrass Boys (9 pm)

THE WAREHOUSE-

Live Music TBA (9 pm) GILLEY’S (Hinesville)-

THURSDAY

GUITAR BAR-

AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill)-

High Velocity (9 pm) Open Mic Night w/Land Of The Blind (9 pm) HANG FIRE (37 Whitaker St.)-

Karaoke (10 pm)

FEATURING

THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)-

12 OZ. NY STRIP 12 Oz. CHOICE RIBEYE

The Earl Williams Quartet (8 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR-

Jeff Beasley (7 pm)

$15.95

JEN’S & FRIENDS-

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

• Live entertainment, dance floor • Award Winning Karaoke for the last seven years, 7 days a week, 9 - until

• Video Games, 26 TV Sets • Ladies Night Tuesday 9 ‘til 12

THE JINX-

• Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner • Best Lunch Special in Savannah • 2 for 1 Happy Hour Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Complimentary Hors D’Oeuvres

21 E. McDonough Street (corner Drayton & McDonough) 2 Blocks North of Desoto Hilton across from Savannah Theatre

233-6136 Opening 8 . .- Closing 3 . ., 6 Days a week. am

am

KITCHEN OPEN TIL CLOSING Sunday 8 a.m. - Closing 2 a.m.

ONE HOT MAMA’S BBQ (Bluffton)-

Joey Manning (7 pm)

FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (Southside)-

Where all the locals go for food, fun & spirits

Celtic Karaoke (9 pm)

Guitar Hero Videogame Tournament (10 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S-

Tom O’Carroll KING’S INN-

Karaoke (9 pm)

THE ISLANDER (Wilmington Isl.)-

Open Mic Night (9:30 pm)

LOCOS DELI & PUB (Downtown)-

Team Trivia w/Ben Bennett & Senae (7 pm) MANSION ON FORSYTH PARK-

Pianist David Duckworth (7 pm)

MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE-

Barry Johnson

MCDONOUGH’S-

Karaoke

MERCURY LOUNGE-

The Eric Culberson Blues Band (10 pm)

Thomas Claxton (7 pm)

FEBRUARY 22ND The Hitmen (9 pm)

B & D BURGERS (Southside)-

Live Music TBA (10 pm)

BAJA CANTINA (The Landings)-

Live Music TBA (7 pm) BAYOU CAFÉ-

Chief (9 pm)

BARNES & NOBLE (Oglethorpe Mall)-

Open Mic (8 pm) BAYOU CAFÉ-

Chief (9 pm)

BENNIE’S (Tybee)-

Karaoke w/DJ Levis (9:30 pm) BERNIE’S ON RIVER STREET-

Karaoke (9 pm)

BLAINE’S BACK DOOR BAR-

#@*! Karaoke

CHUCK’S BAR-

#@*! Karaoke (10 pm) CLUB ONE-

Industrial Resurrection w/DJ Shrapnel (10 pm)

COBBLESTONE CONCH HOUSE (225 W. River St.)-

Annie Allman & Friends (5 pm)

CREEKSIDE CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)-

Live Music TBA (6 pm) DAIQUIRI BEACH-

Karaoke (10 pm)


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DOC’S BAR (Tybee)-

SAVANNAH SMILES-

FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH (Tybee)-

SSU’S TIGER ARENA-

Roy & The Circuit Breakers

Dueling Pianos (8 pm)

Live Music TBA (7 pm)

The Ebony Fashion Fair (8 pm)

FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (River St.)-

SAVANNAH THEATRE-

The Eric Culberson Blues Band (9 pm)

Jukebox Journey (8 pm)

GUITAR BAR-

THE SENTIENT BEAN-

Bent Out of Shape (10 pm)

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The Tourists, The Good Problems (8 pm)

THE GRILL BEACHSIDE (Tybee)-

SLUGGERS-

Live Music TBA (7 pm)

Trivia w/Charles & Mikey (10 pm)

HANG FIRE (37 Whitaker St.)-

SPANKY’S (River St.)-

DJ KZL (10 pm)

Live Music TBA (8 pm)

THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)-

STEAMER’S (Georgetown)-

Live Music TBA (7 pm)

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)-

The Lavon StevensProject w/Brad Henry (8 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR-

Trae Gurley (7 pm)

TANTRA LOUNGE

(formerly The Monkey Bar)- Intrepid (10 pm) TOMMY’S (Pooler)-

Karaoke w/Jeff & Rebecca

THE JINX-

TROPICANA NIGHTCLUB-

Dance Party w/DJ D-Frost & Friends (10 pm)

DJ Southstar spins Top 40 (10 pm)

KEVIN BARRY’S-

TUBBY’S (River St.)-

Tom O’Carroll

Live Music TBA (6 pm)

LOCOS DELI & PUB (Downtown)-

Open Mic w/The Savannah Soul Project (10 pm) LOCOS DELI & PUB (Southside)MALONE’S (309 W. River St.)-

Rhythm Riot (9 pm)

Live Music TBA (8 pm)

UNCLE BUBBA’S OYSTER HOUSE-

Live Music TBA (7 pm) VENUS DE MILO-

Hip-Hop Night w/DJ Life & DJ Valis (10 pm)

MANSION ON FORSYTH PARK-

Pianist Peter Tavalin (5 pm), Vocalist Claire Frazier (8 pm)

WASABI’S-

Thomas Claxton (10 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ-

MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE-

The Courtenay Brothers Band (10 pm)

MCDONOUGH’S-

(Tybee)- Lurid Miscreants (10 pm)

MERCURY LOUNGE-

The Jeff Beasley Band (10 pm)

FRIDAY

Perry (9 pm)

AJ’S DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT (Tybee)-

Nancy Witt

WIND ROSE CAFÉ

Karaoke

METRO COFFEE HOUSE-

FEBRUARY 23RD

MOON RIVER BREWING CO.-

Live Music TBA (7 pm)

Live Music TBA (8:30 pm)

LIKE A ROCK STAR With Wrath Nasty on Thur. @ The Rail Pub

AMERICAN LEGION POST #36 (Thunderbolt)-

MURPHY’S LAW IRISH PUB-

Karaoke

The Train Wrecks (10 pm)

AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill)-

MYRTLE’S BAR & GRILL (Bluffton)-

Deep Blue 3 (9 pm)

J. Howard Duff (7:30 pm)

PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)-

Gail Thurmond

POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)-

Live Music TBA

B & D BURGERS (Southside)-

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

BAJA CANTINA (The Landings)-

Live Music TBA (7 pm) BAY STREET BLUES-

THE RAIL PUB-

Karaoke (9 pm)

“Helium Karaoke” w/Wrath Nasty

BAYOU CAFÉ-

SAVANNAH BLUES-

SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER-

Thomas Claxton (9 pm), Live Music TBA (10:30 pm)

SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER INVASION LEVEL 3-

Karaoke w/DJ Levis (9:30 pm)

Live Music TBA (10 pm)

DJ Blue Ice (Hip-hop, Reggae, Top 40, R & B)

cOLDEST, CHEAPEST bEER IN TOWN

BENNIE’S (Tybee)-

DJ Nick J - ‘80s, house, breaks, D & B (10 pm)

18 E. River Street • 234-6003

70+ Single Malts. We now offer flights.

JIVE WITH LIVE MUSIC:

Serving delicious Scottish & American fare for lunch and dinner daily

Fri 2/23

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Fri. 2/23 & Sat. 2/24 Jude Michael (10pm)

Bottles N’ Cans 8pm-12am Sat 2/24

Strange Brew 8pm-12am Sun 2/25

www.macphersonspub.com 311 W. Congress Street Savannah, Ga 912.239.9600

Thomas Claxton

7pm-11pm

Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 2:30-7pm

• $6 Domestic Pitchers • 2-for-1 Wells • Shrimp & Oyster Specials

Like sports . . . . You’ll love all of our

12 TV’s!

3 flat screen TV’s Behind the Bar & Flat Screen TV’s at each table!!!

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Team Trivia w/Ben Bennett & Senae (7 pm)

TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)-


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BERNIE’S ON RIVER STREET-

THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)-

MURPHY’S LAW IRISH PUB-

BILLY’S PLACE (above MCDONOUGH’S)

THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)-

ONE HOT MAMA’S (Bluffton)-

Karaoke (9 pm) Nancy Witt

CAPTAIN’S LOUNGE-

#@*! Karaoke CLUB ICE-

DJ Southstar: Hip-hop (10 pm - 6 am) CLUB ONE-

Local Cast, DJ Jason Hancock (Main Floor)

COBBLESTONE CONCH HOUSE (225 W. River St.)-

Annie Allman & Friends (5 pm) CRYSTAL BEER PARLOR-

The Beer Parlor Ramblers (7:30 pm) DAQUIRI ISLAND (Abercorn)-

Karaoke

DINGUS MAGEE’S (Statesboro)-

Never A Cover Wed. Feb. 21st

Killer Live Music $1 PBR Thurs. Feb. 22nd

Killer Live Music 1/2 off wells & Dom. Draft for the ladies Fri. Feb. 23rd

he Bryan Clees Band (9 pm) DOC’S BAR (Tybee)-

Roy & The Circuit Breakers

Live Music TBA (9 pm) Mose Allison (8 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR-

Eat Mo’ Music (9 pm) JEN’S & FRIENDS-

Live Music TBA (10 pm) THE JINX-

FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH (Tybee)-

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (River St.)-

Hazel Virtue (9 pm)

Gail Thurmond

POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)-

Live Music TBA (8 pm)

Live Music TBA (10 pm)

SAVANNAH BLUES-

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

KEVIN BARRY’S-

Live Music TBA (10 pm)

KING’S INN-

Black Oaks Savannah’s “Arabian Nights Party” w/DJ Analog Kid, Bella Morte & Citation: Obsolete (10 pm)

Tom O’Carroll

Karaoke (9 pm)

KOKOPELLI’S JAZZ (107 W. Broughton St.)-

The Seth Carper Quartet (9 pm, 10:30 pm, midnight) LOCOS DELI & PUB (Downtown)-

Live Music TBA (9:30 pm)

Karaoke (8 pm)

PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)-

JUKEBOX BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)-

Live Music TBA (7 pm)

EL PICASSO (319 Main St., Garden City)-

Live Music TBA (9:30 pm)

RED LEG SALOON (formerly The Silver Dollar Café, Hwy 204)-

“World Famous” DJ Sam Diamond DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Sandfly)-

The Train Wrecks (10 pm)

Live Music TBA (10 pm)

Street Circus Symphony & Special Guests (10 pm)

DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)-

www.savannahblues.net

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SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER INVASION LEVEL 3-

SAVANNAH HIGH SCHOOL GYM (400 Pennsylvania Ave.)-

The Swanee Quintet’s Tribute To James Brown (7 pm) SAVANNAH SMILES-

LUNA LOUNGE @ IL PASTICCIO-

Dueling Pianos (8 pm)

MALONE’S (309 W. River St.)-

Live Music TBA (9:30 pm)

MANSION ON FORSYTH PARK-

Psychotronic Film: PEZ-HEADS + Q & A w/the filmmaker (7:30 pm)

Daryl Wise (9 pm)

Pianist Pter Tavalin (5 pm), Live Music TBA (9 pm)

SCANDALS (Tybee)-

THE SENTIENT BEANSPANKY’S (River St.)-

MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKS-

Karaoke (9 pm)

MCDONOUGH’S-

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

David Duckworth (12 pm & 6:30 pm)

MERCURY LOUNGE-

Randy “Hatman” Smith (7 pm)

#@*! Karaoke

METRO COFFEE HOUSE-

Silver Lining (9 pm)

MOLLY MACPHERSON’S SCOTTISH PUB-

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

MULBERRY INN-

Live Music TBA (7 pm)

FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (Southside)-

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

514 WEST (514 MLK, Jr. Blvd.)FRIENDLY’S TAVERN 2GILLEY’S (Hinesville)-

High Velocity (9 pm) HUC-A-POOS (Tybee)-

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

Live Music TBA (8 pm) Karaoke

Deep Blue 3 (10 pm)

Daniel Machado’s Guitar Show, Jason Z (9 pm) Jude Michaels (10 pm)

The Champagne Jazz Trio (8 pm)

STEAMERS (Georgetown)STINGRAY’S (Tybee)TANTRA LOUNGE-

TOMMY’S (Pooler)-

TUBBY’S (River St.)-

Killer Live Music $5 Jager Bombs $2 Cuervos Sat. Feb. 24th

Killer Live Music $2 Dom. Draft 'til 10 Mon. Feb. 26th

Killer Live Music Tues. Feb. 27th

Open Mic w/ The Hitmen

Come & Jam!

Happy Hour Daily 5PM–9PM Mon-Fri 5pm-3am Sat 3pm-3am 206 W St. Julian St.

232-7002

THURS, THURS, FRI FRI

& & SATURDAY SATURDAY

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TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)-

BERNIE’S ON RIVER STREET-

UNCLE BUBBA’S OYSTER HOUSE (Wilmington Island)-

BILLY’S PLACE (above MCDONOUGH’S) -

The Chuck Courtenay Band (9 pm) Live Music TBA (7 pm) VENUS DI MILO-

Live DJ

VFW CLUB (Hinesville)-

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

VIC’S ON THE RIVER-

Live Music TBA (7 pm) THE WAREHOUSE-

Bottles & Cans (8 pm)

Karaoke (9 pm)

The Joseph Michael Duo (6 pm) THE BRITANNIA (Wilmington Isl.)-

Live Music TBA (10 pm) CAPTAIN’S LOUNGE-

#@*! Karaoke

CHUCK’S BAR-

#@*! Karaoke

CITY MARKET COURTYARD-

Live Music TBA (2 pm) CLUB ONE-

(Richmond Hill)- Karaoke (9 pm)

DJ Jason Hancock spins Progressive House (10 pm)

Live DJ (8 pm)

Live Music TBA (7 pm)

WAYS STATION TAVERN WET WILLIE’S-

WILD WING CAFÉ-

Live Music TBA (10 pm)

YONG’S COUNTRY CLUB (formerly The Music Box)-

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

SATURDAY

THE CREEKSIDE CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)DAQUIRI ISLAND (Abercorn)-

Karaoke

DINGUS MAGEE’S (Statesboro)-

“World Famous� DJ Sam Diamond

Toward The Son (10:30 pm)

Live Music TBA (7 pm)

Chuck & Gordon (7 pm)

The Christy Alan Band

Thomas Claxton (9 pm), Live Music TBA (10:30 pm)

“Georgia Kyle� Shiver & The Marshgrass Boys (9 pm)

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

Karaoke w/DJ Levis

Kim Polote w/David & Alisha Duckworth (7 pm)

BAY STREET BLUESBENNY’S (Tybee)-

DOC’S BAR (Tybee)-

DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Sandfly)-

Sat. Feb 24 Hazel Virtue Fri March 2 The Sandcarvers

FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH (Tybee)FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (River St.)-

FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (Southside)514 WEST (514 MLK, Jr. Blvd.)-

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MURPHY’S LAW

409 West Congress St • 912.443.0855 • www.irishpubsavannah.com

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Live Music TBA (9 pm)

BAYOU CAFÉ-

Mon - Open Mic Wed - Celtic Karaoke Sun - Irish Pub Session

The Trainwrecks

#@*! Karaoke (9 pm)

Roy & The Circuit Breakers

BAJA CANTINA (The Landings)-

GREEN Thur. Feb 22 & Fri. Feb 23

Joey Manning (7 pm)

B & D BURGERS (Southside)-

BEING

DEB’S PUB & GRUB-

DJ Kiah (10 pm)

Live Music TBA(8 pm)

AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill)-

EASY

DC2 DESIGN (104 W. Broughton St.)-

FEBRUARY 24TH

AJ’S DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT (Tybee)-

IT IS

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Open for Lunch Tues-Fri 12pm

Happy Hour Bar & GriLL

Bull St. between Congress and Broughton 912-238-JENS Locally Owned & Operated by Jen & John Bressler

Daily 3pm-8pm

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GILLEY’S (Hinesville)-

High Velocity (9 pm)

THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)-

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

THE ISLANDER (Wilmington Isl.)-

Live Music TBA (10 pm)

10pm-1am

HOME OF THE 100 MarTiNiS

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR-

VENUS DI MILO- S

Mose Allison (8 pm)

Bottles & Cans (9 pm) JEN’S & FRIENDSTHE JINX-

Live Music TBA (10 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S-

Tom O’Carroll

KOKOPELLI’S JAZZ (107 W. Broughton St.)-

The Seth Carper Quartet (9 pm, 10:30 pm, midnight)

Live Music TBA (7 pm)

avannah Pride Masquerade Party (9 pm) VFW CLUB (Hinesville)-

Live Music TBA (9 pm) VIC’S ON THE RIVER-

Live Music TBA (7 pm) THE WAREHOUSE-

G.E. Perry & Strange Brew (8 pm) WET WILLIE’S-

Live DJ (8 pm)

WILD WING CAFÉ-

LION’S CLUB (Rincon)-

Live Music TBA (10:30 pm)

MALONE’S (309 W. River St.)-

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

MANSION ON FORSYTH PARK-

SUNDAY

Ashes Of An Empire (7 pm) The Positions (9 pm)

Pianist Peter Tavalin (5 pm), Eat mo’ Music (9 pm) Live Music TBA (8 pm)

YONG’S COUNTRY CLUB (formerly The Music Box)-

FEBRUARY 25TH

AJ’S DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT (Tybee)-

MCDONOUGH’S-

Joey Manning (7 pm)

MERCURY LOUNGE-

Ben Tucker & Bob Alberti (11:30 am)

MOLLY MACPHERSON’S SCOTTISH PUB-

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

MOON RIVER BREWING CO.-

Karaoke

MULBERRY INN-

Chief (9 pm)

MURPHY’S LAW IRISH PUB-

Live Music TBA (6 pm)

PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)-

Karaoke w/DJ Levis (9 pm)

POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)-

Diana Rogers

RANDY WOOD’S CONCERT HALL (Bloomingdale)-

#@*! Karaoke

Karaoke

Deep Blue 3 (10 pm)

Jude Michael (10 pm)

Live Music TBA (8 pm)

The Champagne Jazz Trio (8 pm) Hazel Virtue (10 pm) Gail Thurmond

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

Eddie & Martha Adcock (7:30 pm)

RED LEG SALOON (formerly The Silver Dollar Café, Hwy 204)-

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

ST. FRANCIS OF THE ISLAND EPISCOPAL CHURCH (Wilmington Isl.)-

AQUA STAR RESTAURANT (THE WESTIN)AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill)BAHAMA BOB’S (Pooler)BAYOU CAFÉ BELFORD’S -

BERNIE’S (Tybee)-

BILLY’S PLACE (above MCDONOUGH’S) CAPTAIN’S LOUNGECHA BELLA-

Live Music TBA (10 pm)

COBBLESTONE CONCH HOUSE-

The Coastal Jazz Association All-Stars w/Kevin Bales (5 pm) DAQUIRI ISLAND (Abercorn)-

Archiglass (7 pm)

Karaoke

Live Music TBA (10 pm)

Live Music TBA

DJ Blue Ice & Tropical Thunder (10 pm)

“World Famous” DJ Sam Diamond

Old School Dance Party w/DJ Analog Kid (10 pm)

Live Music TBA (7 pm)

SAVANNAH BLUES-

SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER-

SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER INVASION LEVEL 3-

DOC’S BAR (Tybee Island)DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)-

DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)EL POTRO (13051 Abercorn St.)-

SAVANNAH SMILES-

Karaoke w/Michael (9 pm)

SAVANNAH THEATRE-

The Christy Alan Band (8 pm)

SAVANNAH WINE SHOP (Broughton St.)-

Live Music TBA (6 pm)

Dueling Pianos (8 pm) Jukebox Journey (8 pm)

Maggie & Jackson Evans of Silver Lining (8 pm)

FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH (Tybee)FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (Southside)INDEPENDENT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (Bull St.)-

THE SEA GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)-

“Darfur & Uganda Benefit” w/ SCDS Chamber Ensemble, Independent Presbyterian Adult Choir & Bell Choir (3 pm)

THE SENTIENT BEAN-

Dixieland Jam (3 pm), Deas’ Guyz (6 pm)

SORRY CHARLIE’S-

Brendan Polk & David Keller (7 pm)

SPANKY’S (River St.)-

Tom O’Carroll

SCANDALS (Tybee)-

Live Music TBA (9:30 pm)

TUESDAY, MARCH 13TH

TURTLE’S (Statesboro)-

UNCLE BUBBA’S OYSTER HOUSE (Wilmington Island)-

MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKS-

Presents

The Chuck Courtenay Band, Listen 2 Three (9 pm)

THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)-

Live Music TBA (10 pm)

Free Music Friday

TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)-

Live Music TBA (8 pm)

THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)

The Flight Out, Port City Music (8 pm)

JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR-

Live Music TBA (3 pm)

KEVIN BARRY’S-

Live Music TBA (10 pm)

LUCAS THEATRE-

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

Savannah Film Society: NORTH BY NORTHWEST (7 pm)

Randy “Hatman” Smith (7 pm)

Jeff Beasley (4:30 pm), Hazel Virtue (9 pm)

A Nickel Bag of Funk (9 pm)

Guitarist Jackson Evans (11 am)

J.p’s Place

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

Karaoke

Bluffton

Live Music TBA (6 pm)

Acoustic Ladyland (10 pm)

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT:

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Savannah

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Beaufort

Sunset Novelties

Blue Coyote • Mellow Mushroom

STEAMERS (Georgetown)STINGRAY’S (Tybee)TANTRA LOUNGE-

TOMMY’S (Pooler)-

TUBBY’S (River St.)-

MALONE’S (309 W. River St.)-

MANSION ON FORSYTH PARKMCDONOUGH’S-

MERCURY LOUNGE-

MOON RIVER BREWING CO.-

Live Music TBA (7 pm)


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MURPHY’S LAW IRISH PUB-

BUFFALO’S CAFÉ (Hinesville)-

JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR-

PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)-

PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)-

DAIQUIRI BEACH-

THE JINX-

SAVANNAH BLUES-

Irish Pub Acoustic Session (7 pm), Pog (10 pm) Gail Thurmond

RED LEG SALOON (formerly The Silver Dollar Café, Hwy 204)-

Karaoke w/Frank Nelson (9 pm) SAVANNAH SMILES-

Krazy Karaoke (8 pm) SAVANNAH THEATRE-

Jukebox Journey (3 pm) SEA DAWGS (Tybee)-

Live Music TBA (1 pm) THE SENTIENT BEAN-

Acoustic Open Mic w/Jonie Blinman (6 pm)

Karaoke (7 pm)

BN Trivia w/Artie & Brad (10 pm) DEB’S PUB & GRUB-

#@*! Karaoke (10:30 pm)

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been the leader of one of the most famous We are now so saturated, so exslave rebellions in American history and was hausted, by visual media, that it is hard for hung in Richmond, Virginia on October 10, an artist to convey her meaning through 1800. And here it is 1860 and another Gathe image alone. This is why using text in briel has run away. The original readers of painting is such a common strategy and it this advert did not know what we know: the is a good one to use to navigate connections Civil War is just beginning; this young Gabetween ideas. briel may remain free. James has added his If the artist wants an ambiguous narraotherwise anonymous suffering to our histive, she might sometimes allow us to make torical consciousness. In Number 11 of the out some of the words in the chosen text, series, entitled “No News hiding others, or parts is Good News” (2006), of others, making us do James has used the mast some of the work in dehead of the Virginia Arciphering so as to create gus as backdrop. There a connection between are no ads for runaway the artist and ourselves, slaves here – no “news” drawing us in. This is - and the images superJames’ decision in these imposed on the print are thoughtful works. painted in heavier texture The seven large (60” than before, have evolved, x 45”) works take as and are no longer elegant their background textuand defined, but raw and al component, a photo uninhibited. But nothsilk screen with white ing is decided. We feel we lettering of the same are still involved in this runaway slave newschange. paper advertisement, James’ project - her which is reprinted, technique matching her sometimes overlapping, subject matter - conalways difficult to decicerns the subsumed and pher as it hides behind excavated history of the painted forms. Her palAfrican American presette is limited to ochres ence in this country, a and umbers, so there is project which concerns a somber range of colevery American now ors from white through alive. Just as Ellis Island to dark brown. is recognized as the point She also has chosen of arrival for many North a limited number of American’s European anstylized forms, the excestors, so then Shockact meaning of which oe Bottom, the area in excites the viewer to Richmond, Va., which is wonder: are the floatthe point through which ing cloud-like shapes in Show card for the James exhibit many American’s African fact cottonballs? Then ancestors have passed is the delicate flower outalso a sacred place. At this moment, that line might be the flower of the cotton plant. area is being sought for development by the And is the elegant scrollwork a reference Richmond Braves and the Global Developto the kind of wrought-iron fencing and ment Corporation as a baseball stadium. gates we are used to seeing at cemeteries? If the viewer had been confronted by There are five smaller works (9” x 9”) in merely an idealized portrait of an African the show. They are on wood, using collaged American entitled, Gabriel, she would never copies of the same backing text with similar have been drawn into this path of inquiry images and shapes painted in acrylic, and and would not have been encouraged to ask then the whole thing is encased in a thick important questions. That is what makes resin which is itself set into a black wooden this work a serious example of contempobox. rary art in the modernist tradition in which Number 1, “Gabriel’s Sweet Rethe viewer is fully engaged, is almost an acvenge”(2006), is the beginning of the tale. complice, necessary to complete the work, Searching the hidden text, we can just make and is changed thereby. w out a few important clues – his name, Gabriel; his age, 20 years old; the fact that he ‘Forgotten Territory’ by Monica Lynn is at the is a runaway slave and that the reward ofPinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St., through fered for his return is $50; the year is 1860. the end of the month As a matter of fact, an earlier Gabriel had


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Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! If Little Miss Sunshine does win, it will continue the Academy’s long descent into obscurity. This process was greatly expedited by last year’s surprise victory of Crash, an almost universally reviled film that won because of homophobia and is truly as dumb as a pile of bricks. The actual best picture hasn’t won Best Picture since 1993, when Unforgiven took most of the top awards (they didn’t have much choice, its stiffest competition was Scent Of A Woman). And we’re even further removed from a year like 1972 when The French Connection, A Clockwork Orange and The Last Picture Show battled it out. The movies that win Best Picture today are safe, august epics created for the sole purpose of winning it, like The English Patient or A Beautiful Mind. They win because the Academy is a democracy, and in all democracies the smart people are cancelled out by the stupid people and the mediocre middle rises to the top. It’s like a presidential election, except it’s not very important. So The Departed, Barack Obama and John McCain should win, but we end up with Little Miss Sunshine, Hillary Clinton and George W. Bush. That being said, of course I’ll still watch it. I’d watch if Big Momma’s House 2 was the frontrunner for every award (would Martin Lawrence be eligible for Best Actor, Actress or, gasp, both?!). There’s always something worth seeing, though I hope this year it’s Martin Scorsese’s long-delayed acceptance speech instead of Three Six Mafia’s performance of and win for “It’s Hard Out Here For A Pimp”. I always look forward to seeing Jack Nicholson because he usually shows up drunk and Penelope Cruz because she’s Penelope Cruz. I will be rooting for my personal favorites of 2006 to win the top prizes they’re nominated for, Children of Men for Best Cinematography and Pan’s Labyrinth for Best Foreign Language Film. I will cheer for legendary composer Ennio Morricone as he receives his first Oscar, commemorating a career that spans six decades and over 500 films. And I will be thankful that this year Crash won’t win anything. w Scott Howard is a writer, artist and allaround media gadfly. Write him at sahoward@gmail.com or scott-howard.com. To comment e-mail us at letters@connectsavannah.com

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So, the Oscars. They’re right around the corner and I’ve never felt less excited. It’s not that the nominees suck. In fact, there have only been a handful of really bad movies nominated for Best Picture in the past decade or so (Finding Neverland? Really, Academy?), and this year I liked every nominated film. My lack of enthusiasm is due to a number of factors, most notably the fact that the big three – the Emmys, the Grammys and the Oscars – are now the big two billion, with every two bit cable network and no-name organization getting into the game of crafting some abstract statue to give away to famous people. Someone did a count a few years ago and found that there are around 200 annually-televised awards shows, which officially makes show business the most egotistical, self-congratulating industry in the history of the universe. So forgive me if the Oscars now feel like a limp to the finish line instead of a triumphant gallop. It doesn’t help that there’s no real race this year. Helen Mirren, Forest Whitaker, Jennifer Hudson and Eddie Murphy have won every award they’ve been up for and will almost undoubtedly take the Oscar too. All are fine performers who definitely deserve the recognition, but I’m almost to the point that I hope one of them loses just so something unexpected would happen. I love Eddie, but judging by his upcoming projects (Shrek 4 and Beverly Hills Cop IV, note the classy Roman numerals on that one) the awards season isn’t going to his head. Give it to Mark Wahlberg, not just because he was fantastic in The Departed but also because “Good Vibrations” is a lot better than “Party All The Time”. Speaking of The Departed, I think it’s the obvious frontrunner for Best Picture but I’m apparently alone. It’s a stunning crime epic by the king o’ stunning crime epics, has raked in twice as much money as its closest competitor and, most importantly, is showered with praise by nearly everyone who sees it. But that closest competitor is Little Miss Sunshine, an undeniably pleasant but ultimately slight film that seems to resonate with the – how should I put this? – more mature members of the Academy who probably aren’t comfortable giving the crown to a movie that has more heads exploded by bullets than anything I’ve seen since the glory days of Jean Claude Van Damme. Little Miss Sunshine definitely has the arty-but-not-too-arty sheen to it that has been favored in recent years (American Beauty, Million Dollar Baby), and the serious cinéphile vote may be split between The Departed and the other very worthy films: Babel, Letters From Iwo Jima and The Queen.

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by Dr. Margaret Betz, Professor of Art History, Savannah College of Art and Design, Sunday, March 4, 1:30 p.m. at the SCAD Museum of Art, 227 MLK Jr. Blvd. Dora Maar was best known as Picasso’s muse and the subject of his famous “Weeping Woman” series of 1937. Ivan Hinds -- The work of this Guyana-

born artist will be on display at the Alvida Art Gallery, 7303-D Abercorn St. Opening reception, Saturday, March 3, 7–10 p.m. Working primarily in oil, and using brush, roller and other objects to apply the paint, his inspiration comes from classical music. Works on display through May 31. ‘Tin Cans and String’ -- The SCAD fi-

bers department will showcase student artwork including fine art, studio production, fabric design and CAD surface designs. A raffle will be held to raise money for Union Mission’s Growing Hope Artisan’s Co-op that provides arts and crafts exposure to those impacted by homelessness. Feb. 23, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Gordon Hall, 439 E. Broad St. Free and open to the public. Robert Dinnebeil - Union Mission’s

Growing Hope Artisans’ Cooperative presents paintings by local artist Robert Dinnebeil. The exhibit will show during the month of March at the Starfish Cafe, 719 East Broad Street.

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-- Savannah’s first annual, non-profit, community-based women’s arts festival is hosting an open call applications for short films, performances and art for exhibition and/or sale by, for and /or about women. Booth, venue or festival booklet sponsor and ads available now. Apply now until February 28th. Performances and exhibits will be during WINfest 2007: Thursday, March 29 to Sunday April 1 in venues all over town. E-mail admin@morningstararts.org or call 927-9922.

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over 100 local youth will be on display at Gallery S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St., Feb. 728. Held in conjunction with the Savannah Black Heritage Festival, the show is presented by the Savannah Chapter of the Links, Inc., a national not-for-profit organization of more than 10,000 women of color, committed to enhancing the quality of life in communities. The exhibition showcases works in paint, charcoal, textiles and mixed media.

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Month” at Gallery 209 for February is clay artist Deborah Auleatha Mueller. Featured is a collection of raku and stoneware vessels and tiles with the theme “Dream Keepers.” Gallery 209, Rivers Street’s original cooperative gallery, has been at 209 E. River Street since 1975. The Gallery is open seven days a weeks, from 10:30 a.m.9:30 p.m. most nights.

‘The Great Reconciler’ — Hilary White’s

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College of Art and Design MFA painting candidate Maggie Evans presents her thesis exhibit. Large-scale charcoal drawings explore the gritty atmosphere of the bar as observed while playing in bands throughout Savannah. March 2–9 at Moon River Brewing Company (upstairs) 21 W. Bay Street. Opening reception March 2, 6-9 p.m., with live music by Jackson Evans. Free and open to the public.

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Cultural Arts Theatre presents Civil War-themed classic Little Women It’s a tale that resonates today -- the story of a mother and her four children who must learn to cope while their husband and father is away at war. But in Little Women, the war is the Civil War, not Iraq. The City of Savannah’s Cultural Arts Theatre will present a play based on Louisa May Alcott’s novel beginning Feb. 23. Alcott’s novel was based loosely on her own childhood. This stage version was written by Peter Clapham, and tells the story of the March family, who are growing up in New England during the Civil War era. The cast includes Courtney Presley as Amy March, Ansley Davis as Beth March, Sage Tipton as Jo March, Casey Adams as Meg March and Mary Ann McKellar as the girls’ mother. Marmee. Tipton is a freshman at Armstrong Atlantic State University and plans to major in theater. She has appeared in several stage productions, which led to her role as Jo. “D.J. said he was impressed with my performance in Picnic and thought I should audition for Little Women,” Tipton says. “I read the book when I was a child and enjoyed the story. Amy was my favorite character. She’s so funny.” But Tipton has no regrets about being cast as Jo instead of Amy. “Jo is so much fun to play,” she says. “She’s such a compelling character, I’m glad I have the opportunity to play her.” McKellar, who plays Marmee, started

her acting career in Savannah. “I started doing community theater as a teenager,” she says. “I didn’t do anything with it, because I thought ‘real’ people weren’t doing acting.” Later, while McKellar was living in Atlanta, she got the opportunity of a lifetime. “In my 30s, I ended up studying at the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain,” she says. “They take 30 Americans every year.” After returning to the U.S. and doing more work in films and television, and McKellar moved to Los Angeles. “I stayed eight years, but I was a guppy in the ocean rather than a big fish in a little pond the way I had been in Atlanta,” she says. “Of course, I was going into it at age 36. That was ancient in Hollywood terms.” McKellar saw an ad for Little Women and decided to audition. “I hadn’t done theater in Savannah for 30 years,” she says. “It sounded like it was going to be a fun thing to work on. I didn’t have children, but in this, I get to be a mom.’ Though the original version was written in 1868, it remains timely. “There are so many families today with no husband in the home right now because of war,” McKellar says. “This play shows how everyone has to pitch in to make up for that.” Director D.J. Queenan is the Theatre Arts Coordinator for the Department of Cultural Affairs. We exchanged e-mails recently between rehearsals.

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Why do you think Little Women is as popular today as it was when it was first published? D.J. Queenan: I’m sure Little Women will remain popular because of the strong patriotism reflected in the female characters. From the girls, to Marmee, to Aunt March, these women represent the strength and courage needed to survive the world’s struggles. What are the pitfalls of staging a classic? D.J. Queenan: A pitfall of bringing a classic like this to the stage is thinking that these wonderful young women were different than those that surround us today. Whether it be yesterday or today, the mix of wartime with childhood has a strong and timeless message. Which character is your favorite and why? D.J. Queenan: All of the characters in this piece resonate, but my favorite would have to be Jo. She stands in great contrast to the others as an individual spirit who longs to break the bonds of conventionality. Was it difficult to choose actresses to play the roles?

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Lacking the breadth and complexity of this past winter’s The Good Shepherd, Breach is another dour cloak and dagger thriller set within the corridors of one of America’s omniscient law enforcement agencies. In this case, it’s the FBI, and the subject is the true-life saga of the apprehension of agent Robert Hanssen, who in 2001 was brought down for his role as a longtime spy for the Russians. The superb Chris Cooper plays Hanssen, who’s presented as a deeply religious man with a disdain for homosexuals, strong-willed women (Hillary Clinton rates a diss) and many of his peers at the bureau. He’s assigned a clerk named Eric O’Neill (Ryan Phillippe), not realizing that the young man is a budding agent who’s been ordered by his superior (Laura Linney) to spy on him and collect any potentially incriminating evidence. Apparently adhering closer to the facts than many Hollywood fictionalizations (director and cowriter Billy Ray even works in Hanssen’s fetish for secretly filming and writing about his sexual encounters with his unsuspecting wife), Breach is competent without being particularly distinguished, with Cooper working hard to provide any psychological subtext to the story behind the headlines. As the green Eric, Phillippe is adequate, though if there’s any variance between his performances in Crash, Flags of Our Fathers and this film, I must have blinked and missed it. w

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This prequel to the myriad Hannibal Lecter titles now lining DVD shelves hits theaters reeking of “cash-in-quick sequel,” so it’s somewhat shocking to note that, for a good while anyway, its creators actually make a go out of creating something beyond the expected. Director Peter Webber, who earned kudos for his Johannes Vermeer sorta-biopic Girl With a Pearl Earring, lavishes painterly attention to the film’s look (cinematographer Ben Davis shares the credit), while writer Thomas Harris (who apparently wrote the recently released novel concurrent with the screenplay) takes great pains to fill in the backstory on the cannibalistic serial killer and how the events in his youth -WWII-era through the early 1950s -- turned him into a human monster. Unfortunately, after a fairly gripping first half, the movie devolves into a routine rip-off of Death Wish, with the youthful Hannibal (played by

Gaspard Ulliel) exacting his bloody revenge on those who abused him years earlier and thereby turned him into the killing machine he eventually became. Rhys Ifans is effective as the sneering heavy, Gong Li adds understated concern as the woman who takes Hannibal under her wing, and Dominic West functions as the audience surrogate in the role of the kindly police inspector who seeks to understand Hannibal even as he tries to stop him.

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There’s a reason makeup artist Rick Baker has six Academy Awards on the mantle in his workshop, and it can be seen in his latest collaboration with Eddie Murphy. Baker, who earned one of his Oscars for his work on Murphy’s The Nutty Professor (as well as additional nominations for Coming to America and Life), had a hand in the designs Murphy dons in this comedy, and as usual, his efforts elicit gasps of admiration.

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Susannah Grant has written solid scripts for other filmmakers (Erin Brockovich, In Her Shoes), so it’s lamentable that for her own directorial debut, she didn’t keep a winner for herself but instead settled on a screenplay that must have been hiding for years in the back of her sock drawer. Catch and Release stars Jennifer Garner as Gray Wheeler, who, after the death of her fiancé, turns to his best friends for comfort and companionship. There’s roly-poly Sam (Kevin Smith), who, unbelievable suicide attempt notwithstanding, will provide the comic relief; there’s reliable but dorky Dennis (Sam Jaeger), who will provide the nervous tension; and there’s bad boy Fritz (Timothy Olyphant), who will provide the romantic sparks once Gray realizes he’s actually the right guy for her. Grant’s best works reveal a real attention to detail when it comes to human foibles, which makes it all the more surprising that these characters are so broadly drawn: Take out a few PG-13 innuendoes and what’s basically left is a sitcom pilot ready to be dropped into the prime-time schedule once American Idol wraps its latest blockbuster season. Garner, terrific over the course of five years on Alias, continues to search for just the right big-screen role -- this isn’t the one -- while Juliette Lewis is depressingly cast yet again as a goober gal who possesses more eyeliner than brains.

Because I Said So 

A nasty piece of cinema posing as a romantic comedy, Because I Said So is this year’s Monster-In-Law, a vicious stab at the maternal instinct that also manages to humiliate the iconic actress at its center. Diane Keaton headlines the film as Daphne, a 59year-old woman who still dotes on Milly (Mandy Moore), the youngest of her three continued on page 34

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For a film set in the psychedelic ‘60s, it’s worth noting that the most bizarre element in Factory Girl is the sight of Annakin Skywalker playing Bob Dylan. Otherwise, what’s most startling about this look at the life and death of Edie Sedgwick, one of Andy Warhol’s “superstars,” is its tameness and timidity -- it lacks the fire and brimstone dynamics that informed Mary Harron’s excellent dramatization of the period, I Shot Andy Warhol. Possibly, part of the problem rests with the legal woes that arose shortly before its planned debut, when Bob Dylan threatened to sue if the film depicted him in a negative light. The finished project, which at 90 minutes appears to have been radically recut, never even mentions Dylan by name, though it’s apparent that’s who Hayden Christensen is playing (or, more accurately given his wan portrayal, trying to play). Factory Girl positions the bright and bubbly Edie (Sienna Miller) as the ultimate victim, a naive and trusting soul who’s betrayed in rapid succession by close friend Chuck Wein (Jimmy Fallon), mentor and confidante Warhol (Guy Pearce), and the artistformerly-known-as-Bob-Dylan. But with a haphazard screenplay that ricochets between people, places and problems with little sense of rhyme or reason, it’s impossible to form any sort of opinion about Edie; even with Miller giving the role her best shot, Factory Girl ultimately feels as impersonal as, well, a Campbell’s Soup can.

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grown daughters (the others are played by Lauren Graham and Piper Perabo). Meddlesome beyond compare, Daphne wants to insure that Milly ends up with the perfect man, so she places an advertisement in the newspaper and interviews prospective suitors. And yes, this leads to the excruciating (and overused) scene where Daphne meets a slew of goofy stereotypes, some drawn so broadly that they scarcely seem to come from this planet. Only at the very end of her marathon sit-down does she find a suitable sucker: Jason (Tom Everett Scott), an architect with a smooth demeanor and a sizable bank account. Not realizing her mother’s involvement, Milly ends up meeting Jason, and they seem to hit it off. But Milly also finds herself being wooed by Johnny (Gabriel Macht), a tattooed musician who’s raising an ADD-afflicted kid on a minimum income and who lives with his own father (Stephen Collins). Clearly, this guy is Daphne’s worst nightmare, but Milly finds herself attracted to his scruffy charms. So does Milly do the sensible thing and choose between Jason and Johnny? Not exactly; instead, she holds onto both unsuspecting boyfriends, spending alternate nights (and, for all we know, alternate hours of the same day) being wined and dined by them and, oh yeah, having sex with them. Now, you don’t have to be Michael Medved to find this setup repugnant, or Milly a reprehensible character. Not even Mandy Moore’s sunshine personality can cover up this disturbing revelation, which towers over the rest of the picture like Muhammad Ali over Sonny Liston. As expected, director Michael Lehmann and scripters Karen Leigh Hopkins and Jessie Nelson try to stack the decks so audiences will fall for Johnny and reject Jason, but they’re so inept they even botch this assignment. For all its faults -- knucklehead characters, grotesque racial profiling (check out the Asian masseuses), a dog not only humping the furniture after hearing moans emanating from an Internet porn site but licking the computer screen as well-- the movie’s most unforgivable sin is its treatment of the great Diane Keaton. Jane Fonda had lost her acting chops by the time she returned from retirement to appear in Monster-In-Law, but Keaton is still an active and accomplished performer. But watching her humiliated on camera in the service of such a loathsome character (she shrieks! she whines! she falls on her ass!) is inexcusable.

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Whether or not one agrees with a character’s declaration that the royal family is comprised of “freeloading, emotionally retarded nutters,” it’s fascinating to watch these upper-crust Brits play out their own sordid soap opera in The Queen, a wicked -- and wickedly good -- show that takes a highly dubious premise and somehow turns it into one of the year’s best films. Director Stephen Frears, whose last picture, the shameless Mrs. Henderson Presents, is the sort of claptrap that he’s far too talented to be handling, and writer Peter Morgan, who co-scripted The Last King of Scotland, have performed cinematic alchemy with this sharp and swift

Local Film Series Psychotronic Films presents Pezheads

The release of PEZheads -- the Movie will be celebrated with a screening of the documentary about PEZ and PEZ collectors. Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $2. Call 232-4447.

Winter Movie Fest continues

Snuggle up for a cozy afternoon of films with exciting and interesting facts about the creatures that live in the world’s oceans and along the coast of Georgia. Warm drinks and treats will be served. Every Sunday in February at 1 p.m. at the Tybee Island Marine Science Center, 1510 Strand, Tybee Island. Cost: $5, which includes admission to the aquarium.

Savannah Film Society Presents North by Northwest

Gary Grant plays a Madison Avenue executive who finds himself in trouble after he is mistaken for an international spy in this thriller that was directed by Alfred Hitchcock. =Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. at Lucas Theatre. $8. Call 525-5050. w yarn. Set mostly in the days following the death of Diana back in 1997, it focuses on the royal family’s reaction to the tragedy as well as the efforts of a newly elected prime minister to take control of the situation. The films begins with the landslide victory of Tony Blair (Michael Sheen) as the new prime minister and his initial meeting with Queen Elizabeth II (Helen Mirren), who clearly has little regard for this populist politician. It picks up again a few months later, when the residents of Buckingham Palace are awoken out of their royal slumber by the news that the former princess was killed in an automobile accident in Paris while fleeing from pesky paparazzi. Because Diana was the equivalent of a rock star or movie star among the British populace, their mourning is so strong that it becomes a tangible force that needs addressing. Blair figures that a public statement by the royal family (at least) and a public funeral (at most) would help the nation heal, but Elizabeth and her clan refuse, little aware that their decision will stir genuine contempt among the commoners on the streets. It only dawns on Elizabeth gradually that it’s Diana -- “the people’s princess,” as Blair calls her -- rather than Elizabeth herself who rests in the hearts of the Brits, and that there are many who think that the monarchy has outlived its relevancy and perhaps should be disbanded. Ironically, it’s the progressive Blair, a leader determined to carry his nation forward into the 21st century, who might be the only one who can prevent the century-old monarchy from becoming extinct. Mirren’s performance is a thing of beauty. She initial-

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ly makes Elizabeth as impenetrable as Fort Knox, yet as the movie moves forward, there are cracks in her demeanor that allow us to see that this woman is finally coming to terms with just how of touch with her subjects she might be. Credit also goes to Michael Sheen, who admirably keeps pace with Mirren. Sheen captures and amplifies the hopefulness that defined Tony Blair before he became George W. Bush’s lapdog, and his charismatic turn slyly keeps us guessing how much of the character’s humanist actions regarding the whole Diana affair springs from genuine concern and how much is triggered by political ambition.

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were pressed into fighting in a war they didn’t start or care to join, then we must likewise apply that mode of thinking to our own American troops, particularly those innocent boys and girls losing their lives in Bush’s reprehensible Iraq folly. The name actor attached to Letters is the magnetic Ken Watanabe, who earned a well-deserved Oscar nomination for overshadowing Tom Cruise in The Last Samurai. Here, he plays General Kuribayashi (the author of the film’s literary source), a sensible leader who knows that he and his army are doomed but still does the best he can in an impossible situation. Kuribayashi is presented as a decent man and a compassionate leader -- unlike many of the other officers, he sees nothing cowardly in soldiers retreating and often suggests it over the expected norm of honorably committing suicide -- yet the real heart of the story rests with Saigo (Kazunari Ninomiya), a baby-faced baker who had to leave a pregnant wife behind when his government ordered him to pick up arms and defend the fatherland.

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Anyone who’s seen the trailer knows that the movie has only two things on its mind: 1) Win Will Smith an Oscar and 2) drive up Kleenex profits by unleashing a flood of sobworthy moments. Whether it succeeds in achieving either goal remains to be seen, but 1) Will Smith does indeed turn in a strong performance (though hardly the year’s best) and 2) the picture is skilled enough to generate some genuine pathos to go along with the more calculated melodramatics. This is based on the true story of Chris Gardner, a failed salesman in the 1980s who tries to raise his son (Jaden Christopher Syre Smith) even as he descends further into poverty. The moving and sincere work by Will and his real-life son Jaden (a confidant and relaxed actor) cuts through all pretensions.

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This film plays with fire by employing the services of three overexposed actors -- Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Robin Williams (only Will Ferrell is missing) -- and potentially allowing them to run rampant through an overstuffed fantasy yarn. Mercifully, Stiller is muted, Williams is similarly restrained, and Wilson... well, Wilson is still annoying (two out of three ain’t bad). Stiller plays Larry Daley, the new night watchman at a museum where the exhibits come to life after the venue closes. The benevolent Teddy Roosevelt (Williams) is helpful, but Larry has his hands full evading Attila the Hun, dealing with a mischievous monkey, and settling squabbles between a miniature cowboy (Wilson) and an equally diminutive Roman commander (Steve Coogan). w

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met with respectable but restrained reviews and once it appeared to be DOA heading into award season, Eastwood and Warner Bros. elected to move Letters up from February 2007 and place it in limited release in order to qualify for the Oscars. Initially smacking of misplaced egotism, the move proved sound: Letters From Iwo Jima is far superior to Flags of Our Fathers, and coming out the gate it managed to snag Best Picture accolades from both the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and the National Board of Review. Whereas Flags entirely provided the Yankee point of view, Letters gives us the perspective of the Japanese soldiers who fought and, for the most part, died in this bloody skirmish. Wisely, Eastwood and scripters Paul Haggis and Iris Yamashita (adapting Tadamichi Kuribayashi’s book, Picture Letters From Commander In Chief) stay away from the politics of the war in the Pacific. Warhawks will object -- how dare Eastwood individualize our enemies! -- but the film’s approach is a commensensical one: If we condemn all foreigners who


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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 Ann Johnson at 897-4818. Chatham County Democratic Party meets the second Monday of each month. at 6 p.m. at 143 Houston St. at the corner of Oglethorpe and Houston. Call Karen Arms at 897-1300 or David Bonorato at 921-7039 or visit www.chathamdems.com. Chatham County Democratic Women For information, call Maxine Harris at 3520470 or 484-3222. Chatham County Young Democrats is dedicated to getting young people ages 14 to 39 active in governmental affairs and to encourage their involvement at all levels of the Democratic party. Contact Rahsheim Wright at 604-7319 or chathamcountyyds@ yahoo.com or visit www.georgiayds.org. Chatham County Young Republicans For information, visit www.savannahyr.com or call Brad Morrison at 596-4810. Coastal Democrats Contact Maxine Harris at 352-0470 or R1999MHAR@aol.com.. Drinking Liberally 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.DrinkingLiberally. org or send email to august1494@excite.com for location of the meeting. Indy Media Film Night View films produced by independent journalists, media activists and organizations the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Presented free of charge by Fear No Arts Media. Visit www.fearnoarts.com for film listings and dates or e-mail fearnoarts@ gmail.com. 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. Libertarian Party of Chatham County meets each Monday at 8:30 p.m. at Moon River Brewing Co., 21 W. Bay St. Call 3083934 or visit http://www.no-debts.com/chathamlibertariansga.html. National Council of Negro Women meets the first Saturday of every month at 10 a.m. at the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum.

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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 heather.holloway@ppfa.org. 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 megan.burgoyne@ppfa.org. 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 at the door. Make reservations by noon on the Monday preceding the meeting by calling 598-1883. 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. Savannah Area Young Republicans will hold a membership cocktail party on Thursday, Feb. 22 from 6-8 p.m. at the Mulberry Inn. Dues are $20 per person. Call Alexandra Kendrick-Tabarrok at 572-8528 or 354-9314. Skidaway Island Democrats Call Tom Oxnard at 598-4290 or send e-mail to oxhouse@aol.com.

Auditions

Let My People Go! A musical history of slavery in Savannah will go up in May. Needed are eight singer/ actors, two black males ages 40-60 and 20-30, two black women ages 40-60 and 14-20, two white males ages 30-40 and two boys ages 7-10, one black and one white. Auditions are Saturday, March 3 at The Art Theatre, 703D Louisville Rd. Script and music provided. Call The History Theatre at 786-6384.

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2007 Cooking for Charity Learn the secres of award-winning culinary expert Chef Matt Cohen of the New South Cafe and eat a gourmet meal while raising funds for organizations or charities. Organizations interested should call 2337558 or stop by at 2601 Skidaway Rd. 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 www.armstrong.edu/katrina.

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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 www.tybeetreasure.com and in area gift shops. Island Feral Cat Project is hosting a bake sale Saturday, March 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of the Whitemarsh Wal-Mart Shopping Center. All proceeds will go to the spaying/neutering of feral cats. For info, visit www.islandferalcatproject.org. Project Linus Volunteer “blanketeers” are asked to participate by donating new, handmade, washable blankets that have been knitted, crocheted or quilted. The mission of Project Linus is to provide a sense of warmth and comfort to children who are in need by propviding them with blankets that have been lovingly handmade. Yarn, fabric and monetary donations also are accepted. Call Amanda Welch at 856-8041 or akwdoc@yahoo.com. Savannah Friends of Music will host an array of Parties a la Carte, ranging from a Mexican Fiesta to a Scavenger Hunt, to raise money to bring music to Savannah. On Feb. 24 from noon to 4 p.m. a Southern Gourmet Picnic Barbecue will be held on Tybee Island. The cost is $40. Call Melissa Emery at 598-1883 for information or reservations. Sixth Annual Kiss A Kid Campaign Paper “kisses,” shaped like a Hershery’s Kiss, can be purchased through Feb. 26 for $1 at more than 40 local businesses, including all Piggly Wiggly groceries, so build awareness and funds for The Children’s Place for sick and injured children at St. Joseph’s/Candler. 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 www.TybeeTurtleTour.org. The tour will be active through autumn, 2007. Valentines for Troops Liberty Tax Service, 6821 Waters, Savannah Mall and 2715 Skidaway Rd., will be collecting valentines for the troops. For information, visit www.liberytax.com or call 866-871-1040.

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turtle and instructions at Gallery by the Sea on Tybee, near the Visitor’s Center of U.S. 80. Applications must be received before Feb. 28 to be considered in the jury review. For info, visit www.tybreeturtletour.org or call Mary Ingalls at 786-6695. WIN Arts Weekend Applications are online for artists to display and sell fine, electronic art and jewelry March 29-April 1. The dealine for submissions is March 2. Also there is an open call for short films by, for or about women. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 28. Visit www.morningstararts.org or call 927-9922.

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AARP Senior Drivers Safety Program A class will be held March 5 and 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day at Pembrook First Baptist Church 169 Church St., in Pembrook. Call Talmadge Glisson at 912-823-3049. Instructors are needed to teach this program in Chatham, Bryan and Effingham counties. For information, call Chuck at 598-1011. 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. The Art School Class offerings include children’s art classes, with afterschool art instruction for ages 6 through teens. Ages 6-8 attend one hour a week for $55 per month. Ages 9 through teens attend one and a half hours per week 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. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. The Art School is located at 74 W. Montgomery Cross Rd., No. B-2. Call Lind Hollingsworth at 921-1151 or visit www.TheArtSchool-Sav. com. Art Studio Sessions Six-week sessions on Tuesday evenngs or Wednesday mornings are offered at the Remshart Row Gallery and Studio on West Jones Street. Small groups. Oils, acrylics and pastels. Help and encouragement in creating successful artwork. Prior experience is helpful but not necessary. Tuition is $125. To register, call 234-5737. 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.


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Highest Praise School of the Arts of Overcoming by Faith is offering vocal, piano and dance classes that are open to anyone from Pre-K to adult. Visit overcomingbyfaith.org 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 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. A budgeting seminar will be offered Feb. 22 from 2-3:30 p.m. I-To-We Free Tele-Class Series for Couples Relationship coach Glenn Cohen will present a free one-hour tele-class every Tuesday at 9 p.m. Learn how to create a peaceful, joyous, passionate and loving relationships. Register at www.I-to-we-relationship-coaching.com. Introducing the Work of Byron Katie A technique developed by Byron Katie can provide a framework to solve problems. Workshops that introduce the process of “inquiry,” also known as “The Work,” are offered to the public free of charge and include a 35-minute vidoe presentation The Work of Byron Katie and an individualized sample “Inquiry.” For an appointment, call Ursula Sterling at 598-8233 or send e-mail to sterling@bellsouth.net. Kicklighter Academy has immediate openings in its preschool for typically developing children from 6 weeks through 5 years of age. Call 355-7633 to schedule a tour. The Liberation of Consciousness in the 21st Century Learn, experience and participate in the Evolution of Consciousness which provides intellectual grounding and real world application of principles for individual and collective transformation. The course will be taught over five consecutive Tuesdays from 7-9 p.m. beginning March 13. Contact Trudy Enloe at 856-9400 or menloe1038@ aol.com. Life Challenge Consulting Engage yourself in life-changing strategies. Career; stress reduction; spirituality. Free initial half-hour consultation. Call Cindy Beach, M.S., at 429-7265. 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. Paralegal/Legal Secretary Certificate Program A series of 10 to 12 courses over a 1 1/2 year period at Armstrong Atlantic State University. Classes meet once a week, for eight weeks. The fee is $135. Call 927-5213. Photo Safari with photographer Frank Barevich is an ongoing class offered in conjunction with the Savannah Art Association. Take photos in downtown and learn how to compose a continued on page 38

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Brush with Clay Classes in relief work in clay with a painterly technicque of glazing and surface decoration are offered at CarosArt Studio in Windsor Forest by professional artist/clay sculptor Carolyne Graham. Classes are held Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. a.m. to noon. Inquire about other days. The cost is $100 per six weeks of instruction. Clay supplies are extra. Call 925-7393 or 925-5465 to register. Conversational Spanish Do you want to practice your Spanish? Come to the mesa de espanol the second Thursday and last Friday of the month at 4:30 p.m. at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. For information, send e-mail to cafecontigo@gmail.com. Davenport House Docent Training is conducted every February, July and October. Call 236-8097 or send email to jcredle@savbusiness.net. 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. savannahga.gov/arts. Family Math and Reading Night will be held Tuesday, Feb. 27 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Hodge Preparatory Academy. The focus will be helping students prepare for the upcoming CRCT. A free spaghetti dinner will be served and free babysitting will be provided. 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. First Steps parent education program This parent education and support program is based at St. Joseph’s/Candler. Call 8196910. Free Tax School Earn extra income after taking this course. Flexible schedules, convenient location. The class is free, but there is a small fee for books. Call 352-3862 or visit www.libertytax.com. 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 cscott613@comcast.net for details and rates. Got Goals? Workshop A series of workshops for entrepreneurs will be held every Friday in February from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the International Center for Leadership and Coaching on Drayton at 40th Street. The cost is $125 for one session, $200 for two, $325 for three and $400 for all four. Lunch, stretching and chair massage included. Casual dress. Call Aimee Hoke at 236-3660 or e-mail centercoordinator@ internationalcoach.org. 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, 927-3432.

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photograph and shoot for the best effect. Call 660-6994 or fbrab@comcast.net. 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. Riding Lessons Norwood Stables in Sandfly near the Isle of Hope is offering riding lessons for ages 6 through 76, including Hunt Seat (English) or Dressage. The stables also offers summer camps, rentals, leasing, boarding and horses for sale. For a tour, call 356-1387. Savannah Entrepreneurial Center offers a variety of business classes. The center is at 801 E. Gwinnett St. Call 6523582. Savannah Housing Fair will be held Feb. 24 at EOA, 618 W. Anderson St. Registration is at 9 a.m. and the home buyer fair is from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn the art of obtaining good credit and how to obtain mortgage financing. Call 2382960, Ext. 131 or 144. Savannah Learning Center Spanish Classes Be bilingual. The center is located at 7160 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Call 272-4579 or 308-3561. e-mail savannahlatina@yahoo. com or visit www.savannahlatina.com. Free folklore classes also are offered on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Savannah Shakespeare Festival Classes A scene study class with an emphasis on this year’s Shakespeare Festival production will be presented Sundays from 4-6 p.m. The class is free and open to all local talent. It will be held on Sundays at the STUDIO, 2805B Roger Lacey Ave. Call Mark Niebuhr at 695-9146. StarFish Swim School Instructor Course A course for experienced swim instructors will be held Saturday, Feb. 24 from 12:308:30 p.m. at the Chatham County Aquatic Center, 7240 Sallie Mood Dr. Call Theresa Palmer at 652-6793. Step Up Training programs for construction, office clerk, warehouse operator, manufacturing operator and hospital patient transporter will be held. Information sessions will be held Feb. 28 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the St. Pius X Family Resource Center, 705 E. Anderson; and March 1 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Housing Authority of Savannah’s Neighborhood Resource Center. 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. tybeemsc.org.

Clubs & Orgs

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 lightmagus@yahoo.com or mccauln1981@hotmail.com. or visit http:// aasuscifi.proboards105.com/index.cgi. Bike Night with Mikie is held 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. Blackbeard’s Scuba Club will meet Friday, March 2 at Tony Roma’s at 7 E. Bay St. The Southeast Aeris Pelican and Sealife reefmaster representative will be the guest speaker. Seating begins at 7 p.m. and the meeting is at 7:30 p.m. with the presentation at 8 p.m. 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 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ 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 www.gawg.cap.gov, send e-mail to N303WR@aol.com, 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 www.cleancoast.org for event schedule. Coastal Bicycle Touring Club of Savannah Visit www.cbtc.org 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. Code Pink is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end the war in Iraq, stop new wars and redirect our resources into healthcare, education and other life-affirming activities. Meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Queenies To Go Go, 1611 Habersham St. Contact mimi.thegoddessfactory@gmail. com or visit http://fearnoarts.com. Daughters of Destiny An ongoing seminar for women who want to make changes in their lives through spirituality and positive reinforcement meets every Monday and Wednesday 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@ hotmail.com.

ESP Enhancement A bi-weekly group will explore exercises and readings designed to enhance ESP. Offered free of charge. Call 224-2120 English Style Table Soccer Savannah Subbuteo Club. Call 667-7204 or visit http://savannahsubbuteo.tripod.com. Geechee Sailing Club meets the second Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Tubby’s Tank House, 2909 River Dr. in Thunderbolt. Open to all interested in boating and related activities. The next meeting is March 12. Call 234-1903. Historic Victorian Neighborhood Association meets the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion, Post 135, 1108 Bull St. between Park Avenue and Duffy Street. Call 236-8546. Low Country Turners This club for wood-turning enthusiasts will meet Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at the workshop of Tom Gattis, 128 Sweet Bailey Cove, on Wilmington Island. Dickey Stone will demonstrate spiral turning. Guests are welcome. Bring a chair. Call Hank Weisman at 786-6953. 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) Meet new friends and enjoy a welcome break. Hear guest speakers on topics relevant to mothering, along with discussion time, creative activities and more, because mothering matters. Call for the location, date and time of the next meeting. MOPS is for all mothers with children from birth to kindergarten. Child care is provided. Visit www.mops.org or call 898-4344. No Kidding! 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 www.nokidding.net or send e-mail to luluette@prodigy.net. 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@ comcast.net or visit www.roguephoenix.org. St. Almo The name stands for Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks are held Sundays (weather permitting). Meet at 4 p.m. at Canine Palace, 618 Abercorn St. (Time changes with the season.) Call 2343336. Savannah Browns Backers This is an official fan club recognized by the Cleveland Browns NFL football team. Meet with Browns fans to watch the football games and support your favorite team Sundays at game time at McDonough’s on the corner of Drayton and McDonough streets. The group holds raffles and trips and is looking into having tailgate parties in the future. Call Kathy Dust at 373-5571 or send e-mail to KMDUST4@hotmail.com or Dave Armstrong at

Savannah Kennel Club meets monthly on the fourth Monday at 7 p.m. from September through May at Fire Mountain restaurant on Stephenson Avenue. Those who wish to eat before the meeting are encouraged to come earlier. 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 www.hdb.org 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 Fencing Club offers beginning classes Tuesday and Thursday evenings for six weeks. Fees are $40. Some equipment is provided. After completing the class, you may become a member of the Savannah Fencing Club for $5 per month. Experienced fencers are welcome to join. Call 429-6918 or send email to savannahfencing@aol.com. Savannah Jaycees 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. 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 kennedy.mike@comcast.net. Savannah Newcomers Club is open to all women who have been in the Savannah area for less than two years. Membership includes a monthly luncheon and program and, in addition, the club hosts a variety of activities, tours and events that


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Adult Ballet Classes at Islands Dance Academy, 115 Charlotte Dr, Whitemarsh Island near Publix shopping center. Challenging, rewarding and fun. All levels and body types welcome. $12 per class or $90 for eight classes. Beginner Adult Ballet is held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Intermediate Adult Ballet is held Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:307:30 p.m. Intermediate/Advanced Adult Ballet is held Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thrusdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. A variety of youth classes (ages 3 to teen) are available. Call Sue Braddy at 897-2100. Adult Jazz and Tap Classes The Gretchen Greene School of Dance is offering ongoing adult classes. There are two levels, Beginner and Intermediate, which both meet on Wednesdays. The intermediate program is from 6:30-8 p.m. and the beginner program is from 8-9 p.m. Both classes consist of a jazz portion and a tap dance portion. The instructor is Travis

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Dodd. For information, call 897-4235 or visit ggsod.com. 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. Ballroom Dance Party will be held Saturday, March 17 at the Islands Community Center. The basic lesson starts at 7 p.m. and the social dance is from 8-10:30 p.m. Cost is $6 for members of the Moon River Dancers and $10 for non-members. Beginners and singles are welcome. Covered dish. Call 961-9960. Basic Ballroom Class Learn the Cha Cha and Swing from the Moon River Dancers on March 3 from 1-3 p.m. at West Broad YMCA, 1110 May St. The cost is $3. Beginners and singles are welcome. Call 961-9960. Breffni Academy of Irish Dance has opened a location in Richmond Hill and is accepting students. The academy is located at Life Moves Dance Studio, 10747 Ford Ave. For information, call Michael or Nicola O’Hara at 305-756-8243 or send email to Dance@BreffniAcademy.com. Visit www.IrishDanceClasses.com. Flamenco Enthusiasts 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 laura_chason@yahoo.com. 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. Mommy and Me Dance Class Little dancers ages 18 months to 3 years get an introduction to dance and creative movement. Classes are Tuesdays from 10:3011:15 a.m. at the Gretchen Greene School of Dance, located on Wilmington Island. Call 897-4235 or visit www.ggsod.com. The Savannah Shag Club Savannah’s original shag club meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Doubles Lounge in the Holiday Inn Midtown and Fridays at 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 36 on Victory Drive. 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 www.shagbeachbop.com 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 www.shagbeachbop.com. 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

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will assist you in learning about Savannah and making new friends. Call 351-3171. Savannah Shag Club offers shag music every Wednesday and Friday at 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 36 on Victory Drive. Savannah Ski Club The purpose of the club 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. Take Back the Night Collective meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. The group will meet until the event, which is scheduled for Friday, April 13 at Forsyth Park. Call Kara at 867-0487. Telfair Academy Guild’s Women in Business The TAG will host an after-hours party to launch a women-in-business arm on Thursday, Feb. 15 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St. Call Rosie at 356-1444 or e-mail Rosie@pstrain.com. 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@ netscape.com. 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 spannangela@hotmail.com. Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671 meets monthly at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. The next meeting will be Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. Call James Crauswell at 927-3356. The Young Professionals of Savannah For information, contact Leigh Johnson at 659-9846..

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Studio is located at 2805 Roger Lacey Ave. just off the intersection of Skidaway and Victory. Call 695-9149 or 356-8383 or visit ww.thestudiosav.com. Wheelchair and Disabled 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 Memorial Health’s The Rehabilitation Institute, 4700 Waters Ave. . For information, call Charleen Harden at 308-7307 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 is offered at the Savannah School of Massage Therapy, Inc. Cost ranges from $30 to $40 for a one-hour massage and sessions are instructor supervised. Call 355-3011 for an appointment. The school is located at 6413B Waters Ave. www.ssomt. com. 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. Fundamentals of Thai Bodywork, A Workshop will be held Feb. 23, 24 and 25 at Savannah Yoga Center. The cost for the entire workshop is $250. Friday and Saturday only are $175 and the Friday lecture only is $35. Call Kelley at 441-6653 or e-mail kelley@ savannaghyoga.com. Gentle Yoga Evening classes offered Monday and Wednesday from 5:30-6:45 p.m. and lunch classes Monday from noon to 1 p.m. $12 per evening class, $10 per lunchtime class. $75 for an eight-week session. Classes at The Yoga Loft at Womancare, 800 E. 70th St. Call Lisa at 398-2588. 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 www.jadelotustaichi.com. The Jewish Education Alliance Join Amy Levy at 9:45 am on Fridays for yoga. Fee is $35 per month, Water Aerobics, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 10:30 am. Fee is $42 a month for up to 16 sessions, Step Aerobics will be offered at the JEA on Thursday’s at 6:15 am. Cost is $35 per month. Call Drew Edmonds at 3558111.

Ladies Living Smart fitness club provides nutritional education and exercise to encourage lifestyle changes at the St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. at 5:30 p.m. Call 447-6605. Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meditation Class

Savannah Yoga Center is offering a meditation and Pranayama (breathing) class on Saturday mornings from 8:45 a.m.-9:15 a.m. from January through March. Led by Amanda Westerfield, the class is free with a suggested donation of $5 per class. All donations will go to Park Place Outreach, formerly Savannah Runaways. Each quarter, SYC will choose a different local charity to donate to. Call Kelley J. Boyd at 441-6653 or visit www. savannahyoga.com. Nia Movement Classes are offered at the Center for Holistic Healing at Memorial Health, 300 Bull St. on Mondays and Thursdays from 7:15-8:15 p.m. The cost is $12 for walk-ins or $105 for a 10-class punch card. Call 236-2131 or 3502467 or visit www.holistic.memorialhealth. com. Pilates Classes 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. Pregnancy Yoga A special four-week session will be held before the Thanksgiving holiday 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 $48 for once a week or $80 for twice a week for the 4-week session. Call 596-0584 or send email to ann@aikyayoga.com. Savannah Yoga Center Three new classes will be offered in 2007. Drop-ins are welcome. The new schedule is: Monday, 9-10:30 am Dynamic Flow All Levels w/ Sally; and 6-7:15 pm Yoga Basics w/ Heather. On Tuesday, 6-7:30 pm Dynamic Flow All Levels w/ Brent. On Wednesday, 6-7:30 pm Hot Yoga All Levels w/ Katie. On Thursday, 4:15-5:15 pm Teen Yoga w/ Heather (Ages 13+); and 6-7:15 pm All Levels Flow w/ Kelley. On Friday, 10–11:15 am Dynamic Flow All Levels w/ Sally; and 5:45-7 pm, Mellow Flow Yoga w/ Kate. On Saturday, 10-10:45 am Meditation w/ Amanda (suggested donation is $5. 100% of proceeds go to local charity); and 1112:15 pm All Levels Flow Yoga w/ Kelley. On Sunday, 5-6 pm Community Flow Yoga w/ Amanda (cost is $5). The Savannah Yoga Center is located at 45 E. 40th St. Call Director Kelley Boyd at 441-6653, email kelley@savannahyoga.com or visit www. savannahyoga.com. Senior Power Hour is a program for people over 55. Health and wellness professionals help reach fitness goals. The program may include, but isn’t limited to, strength training, cardio for the heart, flexibility, balance, basic healthy nutrition and posture concerns. Call 8987714.

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Yoga at Memorial Health The Center for Holistic Healing at Memorial Health, 300 Bull St., offers Gentle Kripalu Yoga on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10-11:15 a.m.; Hatha Yoga on Mondays from 5:45-7 p.m.; Integral Yoga on Wednesdays from 5:45-7 p.m.; Hot Yoga on Fridays from 5:45-7 p.m., Amrit Yoga on Saturdays from 10-11:15 a.m. All classes are $12 for walk-ins, $70 for unlimited monthly classes or $105 for a 10-class punch card. Call 236-2131 or 350-2467 or visit www.holistic.memorialhealth.com. Free Guided Meditation is offered Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. and free Open Meditation is offered Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Yoga For Round Bodies Explore yoga postures for the fuller figure while experiencing stress relief and the healing power of yoga. Six-week session is $70. Classes at The Yoga Loft at Womancare, 800 E. 70th St. Call Lisa at 398-2588. The Yoga Room Monday: Vinyasa from 5-6:15 p.m., Open Flow Level I and II 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday: Yoga Flow Level II and III from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday: Yoga Flow Level I from 10-11:30 a.m. and Open Flow Level I and II from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday: Power Yoga from 6:30-7:45 p.m. Friday: Vinyasa from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Yoga Flow Level I from 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday: Yoga Flow Level I from 1011:15 a.m., Power Yoga from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Seated Meditation from 1-1:30

p.m. Sunday: Vinyasa from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Yoga Flow Level II and III from 56:30 p.m. Drop-ins welcome. Single class $12, 8-class package for $75 and 15-class package for $120. Eight-week sessions in Kripalu Yoga, Mommy and Me Yoga and Prenatal Yoga also are available for $75 for the session. Call 8980361 or email svnnhyogaroom@aol.com.. Yogalates Classes are offered by St. Joseph’s/Candler Center 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.

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First City Network Board Meeting Meets the first Monday at 6:30 p.m. at FCN’s office, 307 E. Harris St., 2nd floor. 236-CITY or www.firstcitynetwork.org. 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. Savannah Pride, Inc. meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the FCN office located at

307 E. Harris St. Everyone is encouraged to attend, for without the GLBT community, there wouldn’t be a need for Pride. Call Patrick Mobley at 224-3238. Savannah Pride Red Party will be held Saturday, Feb. 24 from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. at Venus de Milo, 38 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The theme will be the Masquerade and Mardi Gras Ball. Masquerade masks will be auctioned off and there will be a raffle. Masks can be purchased for $2 and Mardi Gras beads are two for $1. Standout is First City’s gay youth support group. Meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. at the FCN Headquarters, 307 E. Harris St., 3rd floor. Call 657-1966. 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 3522611.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Have no fear of the damp and the dark and the cramped. In a place fitting that description, you can track down clues to a mystery that will inflame your curiosity and educate your soul; you can tap into a fresh surge of courage that’ll render at least some of your suffering irrelevant. Expect a miracle to appear in the shadows, Aries. It could resemble a cornucopia spilling over with diamonds and potatoes, or maybe a charred fireman’s helmet bedecked with sexual roses and fresh $20 bills. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don’t you dare get superstitious on me, Taurus. Just because you’ve had more than your fair share of luck lately doesn’t mean that you’re now going to get less than your share. It *is* possible that you’ll have to work harder to continue benefiting from what has been coming pretty easily. And it may be the case that you’ll be pushed to take on responsibilities that you assumed were covered by other people. But that doesn’t mean you should lower your expectations. If anything, you should ask for even more fun, fascination, and freedom. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Calling all you big fish languishing in small ponds, all you flashy amateurs who’ve been avoiding tougher audiences, all you closet geniuses who have used shyness as an excuse to keep your idiosyncratic brilliance under wraps: This is your wake- up call. Sneak or saunter or leap up to the next level of excellence-- or else! Or else what? Or else your pretty fantasies will start to decay. Sorry to be so pushy, but I’m aching to see you seize the starring role in the unlived chapters of your life story. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Question: Which part of you is too tame, overcivilized, and super-domesticated, and what are you going to do about it? Answer, from Jason R., a Cancerian reader: “I was like a mole in a suburban backyard. I had just one little path I trod each day: to the compost pile and back. I chewed on orange rinds and leftover cabbage. I was tamed by the comfort

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of my familiar environment, content to have a narrow vision. But then I was eaten by a hawk, and became part of a wild, free body. Now I perch on the tops of trees and the peaks of roofs. I survey giddy-wide horizons, from the river to the mesa and far beyond. I have a wealth of choices. Where to fly? What to hunt? Who are my allies? My thoughts breathe deep, like the slow explosion of sun on the morning lake.” LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You’re strong medicine these days, Leo. You’re 100-proof mojo. You might want to consider pinning a warning label to your shirt or jacket. It could say something like “Caution: Contents are hot, slippery, and under pressure. Use at your own risk.” It’s not that you’re evil or neurotic. It’s just that as you revisit and revision your deepest psychosexual questions, you have so much cathartic potency that you’re likely to transform everything you touch into a more authentic version of itself. People with weak egos will be afraid of that, while those with strong constitutions will love it. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Here are tips on how to get the most out of your time with the other signs of the zodiac during the next three weeks. With Sagittarius: Think bigger and go further than you normally do. With Libra: Enjoy beautiful things together. With Cancer: Make yourself easy to give to. With Taurus: Let him or her help you get less theoretical, more practical. With Aquarius: Collaborate in making the flow of ideas crackle and splash. With Capricorn: To deepen your bond, laugh at hypocrisy together. With Pisces: Join together in feeling rich emotions about a person or situation you both care about. With Gemini: Dare to express three of your different sub-personalities. With Aries: Remember that spontaneity leads to truth. With Leo: Playfully brag to each other. With Scorpio: Dive down together, going deeper than you could have by yourself.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “Dear Rob Brezsny: Two months ago I met the first person with whom I am completely psychic. We fell deeply in love, of course. But it turned out that neither of us was ready or able to fulfill the potential of our connection because we are nowhere near as profoundly in love with ourselves as we are with each other. The good news is that through my love for him, I have intensified my desire to learn to love myself. The bad news is that we can’t really be together as fate intended until we upgrade our self-love. -Lucky Yet Unlucky Libra.” Dear Libra: I hope your testimony will inspire other Libras to boost their luck in love by deepening their love for themselves. Astrologically speaking, it’s a perfect time to attend to this worthy project. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): In the coming weeks, you’ll attract cosmic assistance whenever you add to your repertoire, branch out artistically or socially, or start gathering seed money for a project that may take years to ripen. Mythically speaking, the coming weeks will also be a good time to have intimate relations with a fertility god or goddess, and to plant magic beans that will grow into a beanstalk that reaches the sky. “Is that it?” you may be asking. “Nothing but good news?!” My only caveat, which is pretty minor, is that you might add a few pounds to your frame. If you’re a hetero woman, that could be caused by a pregnancy unless you’re careful. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): In a couple of weeks it will make sense to aggressively insert your vivid presence into the thick of the action. There will be dizzying opportunities to chase down and intoxicating connections to forge. But it’s premature to get riled up about all that yet. For the foreseeable future, Sagittarius, take your inspiration from Franz Kafka, who gave the following advice in his book *The Great Wall of China*: “You need not do anything. Remain sitting at your table and listen. You need not even listen, just wait. You need not even wait, just learn to be quiet, still, and solitary. And the world will freely offer itself to you unmasked. It

has no choice; it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.” CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): There are two basic approaches to manipulating people. In one, you manipulate people solely for your own good. In the other, you do it equally for your good and their good. In the second type, moreover, you deeply empathize with and even become more like the people you want to influence. You allow them to work their magic on you at least as much as you work your magic on them. Guess which kind I’m urging you to express right now, Capricorn. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Human beings have employed steel to make tools, weapons, and buildings for many centuries. But it wasn’t until 1913 that they discovered stainless steel, a stronger and purer version of the metal that’s virtually rust-free. I predict a comparable development for you in the coming weeks, Aquarius. Some essential resource that you’ve been enjoying for a long time could become even better and more useful. It won’t happen all by itself, though. You’ll have to want it and seek it and agitate for it. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): “Think dangerously!” read the headline on today’s bright yellow piece of junk mail. That sounded inviting. I’m always eager for help in overthrowing my certainties. But the product being promoted inside the envelope was just a piece of propaganda: a magazine touting Libertarian dogma. I threw it in my recycling bin along with all the other doctrinaire crap I constantly get from fundamentalists of every stripe, including rightwing religious nuts and leftwing atheists, New Age pollyannas and intellectual cynics, science-haters and science shills. Now here’s the climax of this horoscope, Pisces: *Really* think dangerously. Question *every* belief, your own as much as everyone else’s. French author André Gide said it best: “Trust those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.” w

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are offered Mondays and Fridays from 10:3011:30 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. Teen Yoga Class Savannah Yoga Center is offering a class for teens 13 and up on Thursdays from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. The cost is $13 per class, $11 with a student ID, or an 8, 12 and 20-class card can be purchased for a discounted price. Call Kelley J. Boyd at 441-6653 or visit www. savannahyoga.com. 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 Jefferson St. downtown. $10 drop-in fee. Call ahead to reserve a space at 232-4784. Women on Weights is a series of one-hour training sessions led by a certified personal trainer who develops different routines throughout the month. The routines may include but aren’t limited to strength training, cardio training for the heart, flexibility, balance and weight management. Meets twice a week for a one-hour session. Call 898-7714.


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Be Stress Free Learn to go within, find balance -- access clarity, inner wisdom and peace. This free meditation group meets every first Saturday from noon to 9-10 a.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@comcast. net or call 247-4263. Can’t Sleep? Can’t sleep or stay asleep? Hypnosis and guided imagery works. Call 927-3432 for more information. 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 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. 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 tests and mammograms. Call 692-1451 to see if you qualify for services. Located at 310 Eisenhower Dr., No. 5, Medical Center. 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 katkope@netscape.com for information. Eating Disorders/Self Harm Support Group A 12-step group for people with eating disorders and self-harm disorders. For information, call Brandon Lee at 927-1324. 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.

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Free hearing & speech screening Every Thursday morning from 9-11 a.m. at the Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E. 66th Street. Call 355-4601. Free Skin Cancer Screening will be held Feb. 17 at the Habersham YMCA. To register, call 819-3368 or visit www.sjchs.org. 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 bariatrics.memorialhealth.com. Georgia Cares Medicare Part D Assistance The toll-free hotline is 1-800-669-8387. 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. Healing Journey Lori Grice, a photographer and artist who overcame cervical cancer, will present her work at a cocktail reception and exhibition on Feb. 22 at 5:30 p.m. at the Lewis Cancer Pavilion, 225 Candler Dr., across from the Candler Hospital. Call 819-5723 to RSVP. Healthy Heart Event Islands Spine & Sport Physical Therapy and Personal Training will host free heart rate and blood pressure readings on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. in their Wilmington Island office in the Kroger Shopping Center. For information, viist ww.spinsport.org. Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Clinic is offered by St. Joseph’s/Candler and Emory. Patients can receive pre and post-operative care at the clinic rather than travel to Atlanta. Call Karen Traver, R.N. Transplant Coordinator, at 819-8350. 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, 927-3432. Mammograms St. Joseph’s/Candler will be performing mammograms to screen for breast cancer in its mobile screening unit. SJ/C accepts most insurance plans. Financial assistance is available to women who qualify. Mammograms will be performed Feb. 26 at The Landings Club on Skidaway Island. Call 819-6800 for appointments. Mammograms will be performed Feb. 27 at the Pooler YMCA. For appointments, call 819-3368. Mammograms will be performed Feb. 28 at MctIntosh County Health Department. Call 819-6800 for appointments. 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. memorialhealth.com. Memorial Health group meditation sessions are offered free to the public every Tuesday from 5:30-6 p.m. on the third floor of the Center for Advanced Medicine. Memorial Health heart risk assessment is held once a month at FitnessOne. The appointment takes about 40 minutes and the cost is $50. Call Midge at 350-4042. Memorial Health Joint Replacement Lecture This free orthopedic lecture series is held the third Tuesday of each month from 6:15-7:30 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. Narcotics Anonymous When at the end of the road you find that you no longer can function with or without drugs, there’s a simple, spiritual,

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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. Energy Share Circle at Dovestar Experience the power of healing energy through reiki, alchemical body work, shamaballa and yoga bodywork every Friday at 7 p.m. Free. 11911 Middleground Rd. Call 920-0801. Manifestation Gathering at Dovestar is held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Learn ancient techniques to connect with your personal power to insure success for all your wishes for prosperity on a mental, emotional, physical and spiritual level. Free. Call 920-0801. Meditation Group This free meditation group meets every first Saturday day from 9-10 a.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@comcast.net or call 247-4263. Nicodemus by Night An open forum is held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at 223 E. Gwinnett St. Overcoming by Faith Services with the Rev. Ricky Temple are held Saturday from 6-7:30 p.m. at 9700 Middleground Rd. Sunday worship services are 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Services are now held Sundays in Rincon. Call 927-8601. Path of the Pagan The group will teach and learn from each other, creating a sacred space. Free. Meets Sundays from 7-9 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church Fellowship Hall, East Macon Street. Call 356-9343.

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 SGI-USA at 232-9121. Thank You God, for Onions is a children’s book written by Savannah Christian Church NextGEN Spiritual Growth Pastor Mark Tenniswood. It is for children ages 4-8 and costs $15. Available at The Source bookstore at the church. Unitarian Universalist Beloved Community Church Services begin Sunday at 10 a.m. at 707 Harmon St. Coffee and discussion follow each service. Religious education for grades 1-8 is offered. For information, call 2336284 or 786-6075, e-mail UUBC2@aol.com. Celebrating diversity. Working for justice. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah A liberal religious community where different people with different beliefs gather as one faith. The service will be held Sunday at 11 a.m. in the Troup Square Sanctuary. For information, call 234-0980, or send e-mail to uusav@comcast.net or visit www.jinglebellchurch org. The Uncommon Denomination. Unity of Savannah A church of unconditional love and acceptance. Sunday service is at 11 a.m. Youth church and childcare also are at 11 a.m. 2320 Sunset Blvd. Call 355-4704 or visit www.unityofsavannah.org. Wildwood United Methodist  Church invites you to its morning worship at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday followed by Sunday morning worship fellowship at 10:30 a.m. and Sunday School at 10:45 a.m. Wildwood UMC is located at 4912 Garrard Ave. east of the south end of the Chatham Parkway. w

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2119 UTAH STREET: 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, w/large kitchen, new carpet, $765/month. 912-352-0983, Lanier Homes, Inc.

Call 721-4350 or go to connectsavannah.com to place your ad today. 2304 SHIRLEY DRIVE RENOVATED, 3 BR/1 BATH Brick House with Garage. Close to SSU. LR/DR, CH*A fenced backyard. WS/DR connection. $830*/month Call 912-844-3974 3 BEDROOM/2 BATHROOM house, be the first tenant, completely remodeled! Secluded reteat, close to downtown, off Bonaventure Rd. Off-street parking, fenced yard, safe neighborhood! Spacious kitchen with new EVERYTHING, new central heat/air, new ceramic tile and paint throughout, deck, screened porch, laundry room, built-in BBQ with patio, great shade, ALL appliances included, even micro, DW, W/D, deposit required, pets OK. $950/month. Call 828-773-9625. BEAUTIFUL HOME IN RICHMOND HILL, GA 3-bedrooms + 1 bonus, 2-baths, nice fenced backyard. Great location within walking distance from schools, in newer Sterling Creek. $1100/month. For more information call 912-271-0093. BECOME A HOMEOWNER! Rent-to-own 4 bedroom, 2 bath home near Pooler. Asking for down payment. $1150/month. Won’t last long! Call 912-398-6416.

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455 Montgomery Street NEW 2 contemporary construction 2 bdrm bath & 3 bdrm 2 bath 2 bdrm 2 bath 3 bdrm 2 bath All on level, elevator, secure off street parking one level, elevator, secure gated parking, lge walkin closets, starting at to$349,000 all appliances, granite, Prices wood flooring, walk scad buildings starting @ $349,900

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16 Thackery Place 2 BR, 1BA apartment – Thackery Place is between Bull and Montgomery off of 61st Street. Close to Montgomery Hall and Habersham Village. Spacious apartment with a separate dining room, hardwood floors, central H/A, W/ D connections, total electric and off street parking. Pet-friendly. $650/mo. 10 West 40th Street Beautifully renovated 2 BR, 1BA lower half of duplex in the Starland District. Features include formal LR, with a large front porch, formal DR, refinished heart pine floors, ceiling fans, bathroom and kitchen with ceramic tile floors, separate laundry room and private courtyard. C H/A, total electric and paid security system. Pet-friendly. $935/mo. 542 East 49th Street In the heart of Ardsley, this spacious upper half of a duplex (over 1,500 sq.ft.) features 3BR, 1 ½ BA, formal LR, DR, sun room, hardwood floors, C H/A, W/D conn.., kitchen with stove, refrigerator and dishwasher, small backyard and off-street parking. Pet-friendly. Available April. $1,000/mo. 1112 East Victory Drive Spacious 3BR, 2BA house with a formal living room, formal dining room, and large family room. Refinished hardwood floors, central H/A, separate laundry room with washer/dryer, wrap around front porch with views of Daffin Park, small fenced in backyard, one car garage and off-street parking. Pet-friendly. $1,100/mo.

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Gated Water view condo on Tybee includes beach access and pool, furnished and includes utilities and WIFI hotspots. $950 month thru April and $1100 thru August. Month to month or short term lease. Owner is licensed agent in the state of Georgia, Lic# 127150 Call LaTrelle @ 658-7777

Perfect for first time homeowner or downsizing couple. Approx. 1600 sq. ft. on .82 acre. Home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths; dining room/living room combo and eat in kitchen. Master bath has double vanities and whirlpool bath with separate shower. Two car carport is attached to home. Call LaTrelle for your showing of this adorable home place at 658-7777. H-4625 $103,000

4906 Bull Street Between 65th and 66th Street, this cute 1BR, 1BA apartment features an eat-in-kitchen, with stove and refrigerator, new laminated hardwood floors, gas heat, window A/C units, off-street parking. Pet-friendly. $550/mo.

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Beautiful country lot. This 3 bbdrm/2 bath is over 1300 sq. ft, with over 3/4 of an acre surrounded by many mature trees. Home includes new paint, new flooring, new metal roof, and new HVAC. Let your worries melt away in this affordable home priced at only $89,900. Call LaTrelle Pevey at 658-7777 and come enjoy it yourself today! H-4627

Custom brick home on 2 plus park-like acres with pond view. 3000 sq. ft., 4 br, 3 ½ ba, island kitchen w/brkfst rm and built ins, formal dining, Great room w/ FP and Bonus Room. Tiled Master Bath w/whirlpool and separate shwr. 3 walk in attic storage areas. Separate workshop. Oversized 2 car side entrance garage and carport. Many upgrades View our video at www.VideoHomeGuide.com/150briarwoodcourt.htm Call LaTrelle at 658-7777 to view this lovely home. H-4631 $374,000 lly ica d ast ce Dr Redu

Unique 4 bed/ 3 bath home. 4th bdrm. is upstairs bonus with bath and closet. Private yard backs up to protected land that cannot be built on. Quiet southern mornings on the screened in porch that has doors off Master bedroom sitting area and kitchen. Community pool to cool off in. . Call LaTrelle at 658-7777 $219,900 H-4663

Several homes and townhomes for rent. Effingham County. Prices from $825 to $1550. Short and long term leases. Deposit and credit check required. Section 8 not accepted. Call Susan Jones ERA Adams-Pevey Realty 826-2550

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GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY, a unit of the University System of Georgia, with an enrollment of approximately 16,425 students, invites applicants for the following vacancies: Utility Worker II (Req. #1503); Custodian I (Req. #1502) Two positions available; Labor Supervisor (Req. # 1485) - SEARCH EXTENDED. For more information, call the 24-hour Job-Line at (912) 681-0629. Georgia is an open records state. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations, under the ADA, in order to participate in the application process should notify Human Resources, 912-681-5468 or (TDD) 912-681-0791. Georgia Southern is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.

Ask About Opportunity for Deep Water Dock Use 5 Rio Road: NEW 3BR, 2BA, home w/wrap-around porch. Near malls, hospitals & downtown. Island Living, Marsh view & Island Breeze, Public boat ramp 1 block away. www.savannahsbest properties.com 112 Inca: Spacious, brick/siding home w/lots of updating, efficiency apt. or mother-in-law suite also on property. www.savannahsbest properties.com 621 Derrick Inn Rd.: Good starter home w/2 bedrooms, 1 bath, large yard. www.savannahsbest properties.com Waterfront Apt.: Furnished 1BR, efficiency apt. on the Forest River. www.savannahsbest properties.com 4 Inwood: 2BR Cottage on Southside Island, hardwood floors, huge master BR, screened summer porch, workshop/storage area, fenced backyard, washer & dryer included. www.savannahsbest properties.com 421 Hinesville Rd: 2BR, 1BA, deck, large yard with mature trees and country setting. www.savannahsbest properties.com

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Screven county lodge on Savannah River • Boat landing & dock • Wrap around screened porch • Over 4500 square feet • Fireplace & bar in great room • $575,000 Andrea Bloomer 912-323-0078 Lance Merrick 912-695-0111

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708 EaST 51ST STREET • uniT b 2 BR w/bonus room, 1 BA, kitchen w/eating area, electric stove and dishwasher, hardwood floors, living room w/fireplace, dining room shared, yard pets ok. $900/ mo. 622 WEST vicTORY dRivE 3 BR, 2 BA home, living room, dining room, heart pine floors, eat-in kitchen, gas stove, electric water heater, stack washer/dryer, fenced backyard, 2 off-street parking spaces. $1,000/mo. 2025 EaST 40Th STREET 3 BR, 1-1/2 BA, home oak, hardwood floors, dining room, living room, kitchen, washer/dryer connections, large fenced yard, offstreet parking. $1,200/mo. 313 EaST hEnRY STREET 1 BR, 1 BA apartment, living room, furnished kitchen, washer/ dryer, off-street parking. $650/ mo. 525 EaST hEnRY STREET 5 BR 3-1/2 BA home, large kitchen, living room, dining room, fenced yard, W/D, fresh paint. $1,800/mo. 3231 WhiTEmaRSh WaY 1 BR, 1BA condo located in the Merritt open kitchen, living room, total electric, W/D, community pool, tennis courts and gym. No pets. $925/mo. 2314 baRnaRd STREET 4 BR, 2 BA, living room, kitchen, hardwood floors, CHA, W/ D, small deck, pets negotiable. $1000/mo. 106a EaST andERSOn STREET 2 BR, 1 BA condo. Living room, kitchen, hardwood floors, offstreet parking, washer/dryer, water/trash/sewer included. $900/ mo. 214 b WEST paRK avEnuE 2 BR, 1 BA apartment with claw tub, living room, kitchen with hardwood floors, central heat air. No pets. Available mid February. $800/mo. 614 EaST duffY STREET 2 BR, 2 BA apt. Living room, kitchen, CHA. $875/mo. 203 EaST YORK STREET #2 2 BR, 1 BA, parlor apartment, kitchen with new dishwasher, electric stove, refrigerator, disposal, hardwood floors, 2 fireplaces, central heat and air, large walk-in closet. No pets. $1200/mo. 445 JEffERSOn 2 BR, 1 BA apartment, furnished kitchen with pantry, built-in microwave, living room, stack washer and dryer, total electric, No pets. Available Mid February. $1000/mo.

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Location. Location. Location. 104 Tybrisa St. In the heart of Tybee’s commercial district minutes from the pier. Zoned C-1. Currently 6-room inn. A number of possibilities including mixed-used commercial on bottom, residential on top. Owner/ agent. $720,000. Please contact Alex Grikitis, 912-220-1700.

101. W. Broughton St, unit 302; top floor corner loft at the intersection of Broughton & Whitaker. 2BR/1BA with windows in every room. Sunlight drenched. 11’ ceilings, hardwood floors. 908 sft. Walk to it all! Asking $335,000. Contact Lori Judge, 912-484-1514. MLS# 22469.

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654-656 East Henry St-A new condo conversion. Four 2 bed / 1 bath condos on beautiful East Henry Street. Video surveillance and home security, Large front porches, off-street parking, updated kitchens and baths, hardwood/ tile/carpet floors, laundry rooms, and over 1200 square feet each. Pricing starting at $235,000. 2% closing costs and $1000 decorating allowance paid by seller. Contact Alex Grikitis, 912-220-1700 or Chris Smyth, 912-704-3800, and please visit henryplace.com for more information.

A gorgeously renovated historic building at 216 West Park Avenue. Completely updated kitchens with stainless fixtures and appliances, shaker-style cabinets, baths with marble granite countertops & marble floors. Original hardwood floors throughout. Gas fireplaces, video surveillance & security, built-in surround sound & flat panel TV. All the bells and whistles!! 1750 to 3300 square foot units. Prices starting at $325,000. Great buyer incentive packages available along with preferred lenders. Please contact Alex Grikitis, 912-220-1700 or alex@ grikitisgroup.com, and be sure to visit 216west.com for further information.

224-228 E Park Ave at the corner of Lincoln St. Eight new condos located three blocks from Forsyth Park. Full appliance package, refinished wood floors, video surveillance and security system, off-street parking, flatpanel TVs, and much more. Prices starting at $99,900. Contact Alex Grikitis, 912-220-1700, Nick Bentz 843-368-0265, or Chris Smyth 912704-3800, and please visit lincolnparkSAV.com for more information.

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Beautifully restored 5000 sqft post civil war plantation home on 3.98 acres in downtown Ridgeland. 6 bdrms, 3 full baths, 1.5 bath, wrap around porches, custom tile pool, carport, garage, boat storage, lrg oak trees, Four boat landings within 15 min drive. 35 min to Savannah, Beaufort, Hilton Head. Minutes to I - 95 much more!

4 Beautiful Condos on the water! 2Bed 2.5 Bath, 2 balconies per unit. Scenic view and landscape, security gated entrance, Plenty of parking. For more info check out www.CoastalRiverview.com.

Great commercial property right in the Thomas Square Historic Neighborhood. Entire tract includes 1711 Price, 1716 Habersham, & 410 34th St. 4,200sq.ft. comm. space & 2,200sq.ft. of warehouse space. The remainder is vacant. For more info check out www.1711price.com.

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224 Pelican Point

308 E. President St. Townhouse

Great SCAD rental. Fully rehabed with original hardwoods, marble in kitchen and bath, stainless steel appliances. $1000/mo rental income. Carriage house not yet rented. Area of active restoration.

Cozy 3 bed / 2 bath sav’h riverfront cottage located on bluff w/ a panoramic view of river. Home features large knotty pine grtrm & pine flrs throughout. Dock and deck too. 1 Blk from public landing.

Elegant townhouse in the hear of the historic district just steps away from Columbia Square. This home features 2BR / 2.5BA, original hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen, and private courtyard. Great Location!! $659,000. Contact Lori Judge, 912-484-1514. MLS# 27157.

347 Abercorn St. • Savannah, GA 31401 • 912-236-10000 Alex Grikitis • 912-220-1700 • www.GrikitisGroup.com

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