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Contents

Volume 6, No. 23 , February 28, 2007

On the cover: Photo by Brandon Blatcher

march



to the madness

Music Interview 20

Art Patrol 33 Performance 31

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24 Connect Recommends

Concerts of Note

Lead Story Marsh protection Editor’s Note Developing story Feedback Readers have their say Fishman Calling Mr. Conyers Community 200 Club Valor Awards FWD Interesting e-mails we got Blotter From SPD reports News of the Weird Strange but true Talk of the Town What you did last week Earthweek The week on your planet Sports Savannah Derby Devils

HOT WINGS

25 Soundboard

Who’s playing and where

Culture

31 Performance

Riverdance -- the Show 32 Art Review Various@Jepson Center 33 Art Patrol Exhibitions and openings

Movies

35 Screenshots

All the flicks that fit

The 411 5 38 43 42 44

Vibes 20 Interview

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

ACC CHAMPIONSHIP SELECTION SUNDAY MARCH MADNESS KICKOFF FINAL FOUR NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP

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LIVE MUSIC

Classifieds

Webb Wilder 22 Music Menu Gigs a la carte

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Thursday, March 1

Savannah Christian Preparatory School’s Beauty and the Beast opens

What: Belle dreams of a life more adventurous than the one she knows and gets more than she bargains for when she meats the Beast, whose loveless heart has made him a prisoner of his own castle. When: March 1 and 2 at 7 p.m. and March 4 at 3 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre. Cost: $8. Info: Call 525-5050.

Tybee Island Skate Park Benefit

What: Buffet-style food and a cash bar, with live music provided by Nickel Bag of Funk. When: March 1 at 6 p.m. Where: North Beach Grill. Cost: $15. Info: Call 484-1070.

The Historic Savannah Theatre’s Broadway on Bull Street opens

Week at a

Glance compiled by Linda Sickler

Freebie of the Week

Tuesday, March 6 Riverdance -- The Show

Friday, March 2

Free Friday Fireworks and First Saturday on the River

What: This event will feature 17 nationally known dealers from across the country. It will benefit CASA, Park Place Outreach, Safe Shelter, the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Coastal Georgia and the Mediation Center. When: March 2, 3 and 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Parish hall, 3 W. Ridge Rd. in the Village on Skidaway Island. Cost: Tickets are $8 and give admission to all three show days. Info: Call 598-7231 or visit www. stpeterssavannah.org.

What: The weekend will open with free fireworks along the River and continue the next day with arts and crafts, live entertainment and activities for the entire family When: The fireworks will be March 2 at 9:30 p.m. and First Saturday will be March 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: Historic River Street. Cost: Free.

33rd Annual Savannah Boat Show opens What: The Savannah Marine Dealers Association will present various boat style and brands in one location. When: March 2 and 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and March 4 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: National Guard Armory on Eisenhower Drive.

First Friday for Folk Music

What: Performances by Michael Troy, Tammerlin and Michael Maddox. When: March 2 from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Where: Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church, 429 Abercorn St. Cost: $2 donation Info: Call Hank Weisman at 786-6953.

Savannah Roller Derby Action Begins!

What: The Savannah Derby Devils will rumble with the Atlanta Rollergirls in their first bout ever. The bout will feature a performance by Hot Pink Interior, a local punk

What: This Civil War living history encampment will feature re-enactors from around the country portraying Confederate prisoners and Union prison guards. The Immortal 600 was a group of Confederate officers incarcerated at Fort Pulaski during the fall and winter of 186465. They had been captured at various battlefields. White at Fort Pulaski, they were placed on starvation diets and were denied warm clothing and firewood for their damp quarters. Thirteen died and were buried outside the fort. Special guided tours will be offered. When: March 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and March 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: Fort Pulaski National Monument, U.S. Highway 80 on Tybee Island. Cost: $3 per person ages 17 and up, and free for 16 and under. What: Contras, squares and couples dances with live music by the Glow in the Dark String Band and calling by Joyce Murlless and Bob Beattie. When: March 3 from 7:45-11 p.m. Where: Notre Dame Academy gymnasium. Cost: $7. Info: Call 925-2456 or visit www.savannahfolk.org.

What: The Savannah College of Art and Design performing arts department will present its Winter 2007 Senior Project Showcase. The event will showcase five productions by SCAD seniors and graduate performing arts students. When & Where: March 1-4at Mondanaro Theater, 217 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. “Option 1,” “X” and “Something Unobtainable That You Can’t Live Without,” will be presented in rotation March 1 and 3 at 8 p.m. “Something’s Amiss,” a series of vignettes focusing on different types of humor, and the comedic parody “Dark Side Story” will be performed March 2 and 4 at 8 p.m. Cost: Free and open to the public.

rock band, and raffles for T-shirts, tickets, gift certificates to California Tattoo and other prizes. When: March 2 at 8 p.m. Where: Super Goose Sports, 3700 Wallin St. Cost: $12 at the door or $10 in advance. Info: Call 1-800-838-3006 or visit brownpapertickets.com.

Savannah Cultural Arts Theatre’s Little Women continues

What: A play by Peter Clapham directed by D.J. Queenan. When: March 2 and 3 at 8 p.m. 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.

I Cantori in Concert

What: The 24-voice choral ensemble will perform original works written especially for it by composers Zdenek Lukas, Vijay Singh, Williametta Spencer, Vera Kistler, James Mulholland and Randy Reese. When: March 2 at 7:30 p.m. Where: St. John’s Episcopal Church on Madison Square. Cost: $15 adults and $10 for students. Info: Call 925-7866.

Saturday, March 3 Pop Top Pandemonium

What: Family fun, plus a visit from Ronald McDonald. When: March 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: Savannah Ronald McDonald House. Cost: Free. Info: Call 356-5520.



Immortal 600 Living History Event opens

Old Time Country Dance

Winter 2007 Senior Project Showcase opens

Skidaway Island Antiques Show & Sale opens

What: This concert is presented by the Savannah Concert Association. When: March 3 at 8 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre. Cost: $35, $25 and $12.50. Info: Call 525-5050.

What: A celebration of Irish music, song and dance. When: March 6 at 7:30 p.m. and March 7 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Where: Savannah Civic Center. Cost: Tickets are $32 to $67. Info: Call 651-6556 or www.savannahcivic.com.

Wednesday, March 7

Winston-Salem State University Choir in Concert When: March 7 at 7 p.m. Where: Historic First Bryan Baptist Church, 575 W. Bryan St. Cost: Free. Info: Call Lillian W. Ellis at 232-5526.

Savannah Grays Civil War Roundtable

What: Robert Ham, who will be next year’s President of the Low Country Civil War Roundtable in Bluffton, will speak about Gen. James Longstreet, one of the South’s most controversial generals, especially in regard to the Battle of Gettysburg. Guests are welcome. When: March 7 at 7 p.m. Where: Mulberry Inn, 601 E. Bay St. Cost: Free. Info: Call 897-7117. w

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What: Excerpts of some of the most beloved musicals in Broadway history. When: March 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30 and 31 at 8 p.m. and March 3, 10, 24 and 31 at 3 p.m. Where: 222 Bull St. Cost: Adults $33 and 17 and under $16. Info: Call 2337764.

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| Lead Story by Summer Teal Simpson

Marshing toward disaster?

Developers, conservationists square off over the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act

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ccording to a recent study by Georgia Tech, the population of the Georgia coast is estimated to double by 2030. Rapid and unplanned coastal development has become nothing short of a contagion. One need look no further than Florida to witness the consequences. In a recent public hearing on the issue, Tampa Bay native Steve Willis, representing the Ogeechee Audubon Society, warned Georgians of the consequences of unregulated coastal and marshland development. “The land they have is now useless,” he says of the Tampa Bay area. “It is stinking mud.” For environmentalists, the question is not whether a developer can value his or her land as they see fit. The question is whether, through doing so, they can devalue what is not theirs alone but what belongs to us all. For developers, the question is not whether there should be environmental regulations. For the most part their ultimate question is ‘what are the regulations?’ Without clearly-defined rules developers are hard pressed to finish a project located near the marshlands without ending up in court. But what, if anything, exists to protect the marshlands and coastlines from overexploitation? Environmentalists in Georgia say it is the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act. Developers, along with some former state officials, say it is not.

The History

The year was 1969. Georgia’s governor was Lester Maddox, an old-school/ old-South Democrat that history would remember as somewhat of an eccentric. He rode a bicycle backwards around the Capitol, denied black patrons entry to his fried chicken

restaurant, and vehemently distrusted the federal government. History would also remember him for signing into law the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act, O.C.G.A. § 12-5-286, and promptly tossing the pen over his shoulder to the floor. Though he begrudgingly proffered his pen in exchange for marshlands protection, it would represent perhaps Maddox’s most notable legacy. Thirty years later the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act (CMPA) represents one of the strongest and most wearworn environmental regulations in the state of Georgia. Many people, including former state officials, would like to see it limited. Among them is former DNR commissioner Joe Tanner (now representing coastal developers), former DNR Coastal Resources Division Director Duane Harris, and former Chair of the DNR Board, Ben Porter. Also a noteworthy opponent is a former Assistant Attorney General assigned to the coastal division, Patricia Barmeyer, now a partner with Atlanta-based firm King & Spaulding, representing developers in several ensuing environmental cases. Tanner and friends claim environmentalists are attaching legal parameters to the CMPA that do not exist. They point out that the CMPA was written to abate the dredging and looming threat of mining of the marshlands before and during the ‘60s. Developers argue that the CMPA does not extend so far as to require permitting for development upland of the marsh. However in three instances Georgia Courts – including the Superior Courts of Fulton and Glynn Counties and a Georgia Administrative Law Judge – have interpreted the CMPA to require the state to consider the impact of an entire

project on the state’s marshes, not just the portion on or over the marsh. One ruling specifically required more factors be taken into consideration, including upland impacts of stormwater runoff, marsh buffers, and impervious surface coverage. You’ll want to remember these three annotations.

The Impetus

Developers have been at odds with the Coastal Marsh Protection Act for various reasons over the years. The true impetus, however, for the revisiting of the Act and its provisions is the Cumberland Harbour development near the Intracoastal Waterway in St. Marys, Georgia. In March 2005 the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee (CMPC) of DNR granted a CMPA permit for Cumberland Harbour to Atlanta developer Land Resources Companies, notably represented by aforementioned Barmeyer. Cumberland Harbour, slated to be the largest marina development ever in coastal Georgia, is less than two miles from the coast of nationally protected Cumberland Island and is expected to introduce some 1,200 households and 800-plus boats to the shared waterway. A side effect of such large-scale coastal development is nonpoint source pollution, carried by volumes of stormwater beyond what undeveloped land sheds. When rain falls on natural land the water is absorbed by the ground, but when it rains on roads, parking lots, and roofs the water rushes off, collecting pollutants such as oil, gasoline, rubber, fertilizer, etc. It then enters and contaminates the marsh, lowering water quality and affecting the nursery of countless marine life. Environmental groups assert that DNR, as the permitting body, should have considered the impact on the marsh from uplands development when permitting Cumberland Harbour. Because they did not, the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC), representing Center for a Sustainable Coast, Georgia River Network and Satilla Riverwatch Alliance, challenged the Cumberland Harbour permitting as a CMPA violation. This case piggybacked two previous cases concerning developments at Emerald Pointe, near Savannah, and Man Head Marina, near St. Simons Island. All three challenges have thus far proven successful for environmental groups interested in the moderating of the projects. Not only do these court decisions represent a victory for the environmental community but they also

illustrate the need for clearly defined parameters of the CMPA. Developers can only agree. The halting of Emerald Pointe and Manhead Marina developments, and delays in various aspects of the Cumberland Harbour development, does not sit well with investors. SELC and environmental groups recognize the courts as venue for CMPA interpretation. Developers, however, have sought a solution by another route: the Department of Natural Resources.

Enter DNR: Things That Make You Go Hmmm...

Judge Michael Malihi ruled in favor of environmental litigants, deciding that DNR did not correctly apply CMPA regulations when permitting the Cumberland Harbour development. The case was appealed by DNR and the permit application is set to be heard by the Georgia Court of Appeals sometime next month. Those findings could legally define the scope of the CMPA. Despite this pending appeal and despite the fact that DNR itself filed this appeal, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources initiated, and nears completion of, revision of CMPA rules. SELC and other environmental groups have strongly encouraged the DNR Board to postpone consideration of new CMPA rules until after the court decision next month. After all, they argue, why would the state need to interpret laws that the court is in the midst of interpreting? Hmmm. “Clearly we have three branches of government, one to pass laws, one to administer them, and one to interpret them: the legislative, executive, and judicial branches,” says Gordon Rogers of Satilla Riverkeeper. “However, there is a substantial lobby that does not like where the courts are taking them, and they are seeking to have the executive branch (DNR) give them a new interpretation of the law. While this may be nominally legal, it is quite transparent what they are up to.” Let us rewind to the Spring of 2006. An Uplands Stakeholder Group was convened by DNR and charged with clarifying some of the language of the CMPA. The Stakeholder group was specifically asked to develop recommendations on stormwater runoff, marsh buffers, and impervious surface coverage. Remember these? Yes, it would seem that they were directly derived from rulings in the Cumberland Harbour case. Hmmm. The Uplands Stakeholders were explicitly told by DNR attorneys that they were not expected to interpret the CMPA with regard to the scope or the “reach” of the Act. DNR made it clear they would decide what legal framework should be used to implement proposed measures. More importantly,

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DNR, and only DNR, would decide on the scope, or “reach,” of such recommendations. During the second meeting the Stakeholder group, members agreed among themselves that a “supermajority” of well over half the members would be required to forward any solid recommendations, and that three or more members of the group could block such forwarding. By the third meeting DNR made it clear they were moving directly toward mining a recommendation on the scope of the Act from the stakeholder group for use in rulemaking. Despite substantial protest by several Stakeholders, DNR proceeded. Hmmm. By August 2006 DNR and Land Resources had petitioned the Court of Appeals to hear the Cumberland Harbour case. Several stakeholders voiced their strong objections to participating further in the stakeholder process due to this conflict of interest. Over their objections, the group voted on rule recommendations at the final Uplands Stakeholder meeting last December. Among the recommendations up for vote were various buffer widths, and various recommendations for impervious surface and stormwater runoff. By the end of the voting, under the rules agreed upon by all members at the table, there was not sufficient consensus for most of the recommendations to be passed to the DNR Board. Yet the recommendations were presented to the full DNR Board in September to the dismay of many of the Uplands Stakeholders. But the rules were presented with noticeable differences. One striking difference was the buffer recommendation was not for a 50-foot buffer on marinas, etc., as passed by simple majority, but was for a 25-foot buffer. It seemed as if DNR had arbitrarily chosen recommendations in disregard of the Stakeholders process. So to clarify, recommendations now sat before the DNR Board that never definitively passed out of the Stakeholders group, were being considered “proposed rules” when they were never meant to become rules, and had been altered. Hmmm. Admittedly, the central importance of the recommendations was not whether the buffer was set at 25, 50, or even 1000 feet. Because the buffer only applied to a marina and dock, and not to condos, roads, or other structures – the majority of the development – unless those structure were “related to” the “marshlands component of the project,” that is, the marina or dock. So the resulting 25/50 dispute within the proposed rules ultimately acted as a red herring, masking the true impacts of the CMPA rule revision. This still doesn’t change the fact that somewhere between the December Stakeholder voting and the September DNR Board meeting 25 feet fell off the buffer recommendation. In short, the DNR Board was positioned to pass rules that could not only weaken the CMPA but also serve the interest of key developers who were tied up in court. If this 25-foot buffer had passed in January, defendants in the Cumberland Harbour case

would then be able to present the modified CMPA rules to strengthen their case. Counsel for Cumberland Harbour could point to the DNR Board’s interpretation of the CMPA as not applying to the upland portions (houses, condos, restaurants) of the development. Obviously, the Court can proceed however it sees fit and does not have to consider interpretations by bureaucrats, but if it is looking for guidance, it may consider the new rules. To quantify the proposed buffer width – and here’s a bit of trivia for you – all of the top 10 men’s long jump record holders could jump over a 25-ft buffer. Not to mention that 25 feet would not even get a first down in football; you would be forced to punt. But if you were building a development with thousands of condominiums and home sites and one large marina, it’s comparatively painless to put a 25-foot buffer on your marina. What you would not want is to have to have a 25 or 50-foot buffer on everything. And according to the new proposed rules, you wouldn’t have to. That’s the key to the fight, and the key fight.

The Public Sounds Off

Savannah deserves a round of applause. More than 200 people came out to two public hearings in January and early February to voice their pleas to DNR. An overwhelming majority spoke at the January hearing in admonishment of the 25-foot buffer. “I’d like to see it 75 if you could reconsider,” said Gail Mortland. And then another curious thing happened. DNR changed the proposed rules back to the stakeholder-advised 50-foot buffer. Officials had originally defended the 25-foot buffer recommendation by claiming the Attorney General’s office said a 50-foot buffer under the CMPA would conflict with other environmental statutes. Later, DNR Board members requested an official statement from the Attorney General regarding the 50-foot buffer. The statement, issued just before the Board was to vote on the 25-foot buffer, said a 50-foot buffer did not conflict with established regulations. For the skeptics out there the science is not in question. Extensive research proves that an undeveloped 100-foot buffer maintained on land along marshes and waterways is the most effective buffer width to protect water quality from pollutants such as sediment, bacteria and nitrogen found in stormwater runoff. According to a study by the Institute of Ecology at UGA, a 100-foot buffer of undeveloped land along the marshes appeared to be “sufficiently wide to trap sediments under most circumstances… An absolute minimum [buffer] width would be 30 ft.” “In general a wider buffer is more protective of water quality,” offers DNR Coastal Resources Director Susan Shipman. “There is a stack of scientific information this high (she motions) that says so.” However, a 100-foot buffer could disproportionately affect some property owners who do not necessarily have large tracts of land available to negotiate their home sites or developable area. Despite the fact

that these rules would not apply to individual residential homes, the 50-foot buffer was recognized as a compromise. The second public hearing in February allowed for public comment on the 50-foot buffer. Environmental groups steadfastly denounced the proposed rules, warning that they altogether weakened the CMPA. They questioned the enforceability of the proposed rules and pointed to vague language in that would doubtlessly become loopholes for developers. Linda Bee of the Garden Club cautioned, “Current proposed rules contain many loopholes that stand to weaken the rules. Meanwhile the courts have ruled in three cases that the entire project be considered with respects to their impacts on the marsh.” Several property owners emerged at the second meeting to voice frustration over the buffer widening. Though reassured that the proposed rules, and the 50-foot buffer, only applied to marinas, community docks, and fishing piers, they feared the slippery slope created by any “government takings.” Emotions ran high. “The taking of land borders on Communism,” said citizen Grant Dean. “It is the abolition of private property rights.” Joe Fulcher countered, “Marsh buffers are restrictions on private property. But what I do on my property affects my neighbor’s property value. And marshes are property that belongs to everyone.” But property owners weren’t the only ones confused about the proposed rules. “Isn’t there a court case that is still under appeal?” asked Jane Frazier, “Why are we still going through this process? Is this a waste of taxpayer dollars?” “I’m confused about why the DNR Board thinks that restricting the rules to marinas and community docks is such a good idea,” said Savannah developer Will Hanley, “Why not apply the rules to the entire subdivision, or the hammock for that matter?” A representative of the Georgia Wildlife Federation said, “The world is littered with the remains of special places where people made poor decisions regarding development. If we squander our resources for the short-term financial gain of a few,” he warned, “we will regret our lack of vision. As a result of our short-sightedness, our coastal treasures are vulnerable to being undersold.” DNR officials were present at both hearings to record public comments. The modified proposed rules are expected to be voted upon in the next DNR Board meeting Feb. 28. Environmentalists and developers alike expect them to pass.

The Future is Now

The response to the proposed CMPA changes has been tremendous. People across the country have focused on our coast and the consequences of these decisions. State and local governments have reacted as well. The Glynn County Commission is reported as having drafted a resolution to urge DNR to table the rulemaking process to minimize confusion. Comments from Glynn County residents may be submitted to the “Glynn County Commissioners” by fax at 912-554-7596 or email at cindee@ glynncounty-ga.gov/. In the General Assembly, Rep. Brian Thomas (D-Lilburn) introduced legislation criticizing the rule changes and asking the DNR Board to reject rules that could weaken coastal marshlands protection. The legislation, co-sponsored by lawmakers from around the state, contends the DNR rulemaking process was “prompted by a tiny group of developers and their lawyers and lobbyists at the expense of everyone else in this state, including generations to follow; and such a rule would be a gross abuse of the trust that the people of this state placed in our state government as stewards of this irreplaceable resource.” On the House floor, Thomas reminded the DNR Board that their responsibility to the state was to “protect Georgia’s natural environment, not make it easier to destroy fragile ecosystems.” Bi-partisan legislation was introduced last week that would enact a 50-foot buffer throughout the entire marsh that would apply not only to marina and community dock development but to condominiums and residential communities as well. “American landscape is littered with how we got it wrong: the mouth of the Mississippi, the Everglades, and the Chesapeake all demonstrate how not to do it, and are nigh-on impossible to repair. Don’t let it happen in Georgia,” pleads Gordon Rogers. “It’s critical that the Department and the Legislature work hard to get it right… as soon as possible.” w Summer Teal Simpson is a local freelance journalist. To comment, e-mail us at letters@connectsavannah.com


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| Editor’s Note by Jim Morekis



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at the staid and controversy-averse Oscars the other night showed, thinking green is becoming a mainstream, middle-of-theroad position in the United States. The question is, will the mainstream make it to coastal Georgia in time to save what we’ve got? The truth is at that we can run stories like Summer’s until the end of time, but until the residents (and voters) of Georgia decide to take a stand, nothing of import will change. Another hot-button green issue in Savannah is the ever-present brouhaha over recycling. I’ve always been amazed at how emotionally that single issue is dealt with here. If you told me you were in a bar the other night and saw a fistfight break out over recycling, I’d believe you. The feelings seem to run that high -- and that’s not necessarily such a bad thing, is it? The contentious issue is dealt with in our Feedback section on page 10 this week, in a couple of letters to the editor that I found particularly cogent. A few other highlights in the paper this week: Our art critic Bertha Husband is back for the second week in a row with her take on a couple of exhibits at the Jepson Center. See it on page 32. Read more about our cover girls this week in the roller derby story on page 18 by Alex Lukas and Linda Sickler. And Jim Reed’s interview with the eccentric and engaging roots rocker Webb Wilder -- a concert cosponsored by Connect Savannah -- commences on page 20. And hey -- what would March be without an interview with some Riverdance performers coming to town? Read Linda’s talk with them on page 31. Breaking music news: The Savannah Music Festival announced as we went to press that the spot of the cancelled Al Jarreau concert will be filled by the band Guster, with opening guests The Format. The show takes place Thursday, March 29 at the Lucas Theatre. Go to savannahmusicfestival.org for tix and info. I was going to give you a rundown of my experience on a panel discussion during Savannah State University’s annual Southeast Regional Press Institute, which mass communications professor Novella Holmes is kind enough to invite me to each year. Alas, it was not to be, as my daughter came down with the same flu that’s going around town and I had to cancel at the last minute to take her to the doctor. Oh, well -- there’s always next year. In the meantime I can always be reached at: jim@connectsavannah.com w

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or years, the issue of coastal development in Georgia was an insular concern, a largely underthe-radar arena of combat with environmentalists on one side and developers on the other. One side wanted more and better regulation, while the other decried the amount of regulation already in place. I guess I don’t have to tell you which side usually won. Through it all, actual workaday residents of the Georgia coast remained largely uninvolved, and for the most part completely uninterested and apathetic. Some years back I served on the board of directors of a locally-based land trust, whose main job was facilitating voluntary conservation easements on private property to limit future development. At that time, it was an extraordinarily hard sell. Not only because of the often extreme notions of private property rights prevalent among certain segments of our more moneyed populace -- some of whom are only one notch above the “black helicopters from the UN are coming to confiscate our land and guns” school of thought -- but for a simpler reason: Development was just not bad enough at the time to matter to people. Strange as it seems now, a few years ago Savannah wasn’t anywhere near the level of egregious overdevelopment then apparent in Hilton Head, north Georgia and many parts of Florida. So, because it hadn’t yet happened here, in typical fashion we assumed it could never happen here. There seems to be a sea change going on, though. As the first wave of genuinely ridiculous coastal development has finally reached the Savannah area, with all its attendant ills -- gridlocked traffic (Highway 21, anyone?), decreasing air and water quality, increasing runoff, mounting waste management concerns -- I’m smelling the first, and in my opinion long overdue, whiff of widespread public concern in the air. Exhibit A is the ongoing and extremely timely debate over marsh protection, masterfully detailed in this week’s Lead Story by Summer Teal Simpson, who with her article clearly went above and beyond the call of duty both in scope as well as in passion. Centering primarily on the issue of buffers, the marsh debate also involves many of the usual suspects: Georgia DNR in a seemingly obvious conflict of interest, lobbyists with way too much influence, environmentalists with way too little influence, and as always, developers trying to take the high road by claiming they’re only answering public demand. In short, business as usual. Still, there’s a chance -- however thin -that the debate won’t prove as one-sided as it has historically been. As Al Gore’s star turn


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the recycling petition. Which means that it just may take a mandatory city ordinance to Editor, make it worthwhile. Whenever I read an article concerning Then we get to the poverty issue. The the lack of recycling in Savannah, it usually City would have to make recycling free for pisses me off. Last week’s article “Wanted: those in poverty if there was a Green-thinking leaders” was no exception. mandatory ordinance. If you want to find the recycling The bottom line is, the leaders in this town, they aren’t current debate with the City going to be at a City Council is a road to nowhere. meeting. The Council’s footr: ito Ed Entrepreneurs are e th ross dragging has been going on Letters to s letters from ac Savannah print t es ec the solution to do nn ter Co let a for years and shows no signs ideas. Printing e the spectrum of Savannah’s recycling dorsement of th en r ou ply of letting up. im not necessarily rs may be problem and some ed therein. Lette I would speculate that opinions express ace and clarity. sp have been in our for d ite m ed it’s a logistics/money isah.co connectsavann E-mail: letters@ midst for a few years sue for them. Even if 32 ite 7, Fax: 912.231.99 now. It’s called Rare E. Victory Dr., Su 00 18 : they paid off and got to ail m Snail 404 vannah, GA 31 Sa Earth Recycling, rid of their incinerator a Savannah-based (as written about in Connect curbside service. My wife and about two years ago), do you reI have been using them for alally think they would put that money into most 4 years. recycling? And if so, then would recycling They’re at be mandatory or voluntary? And how much rareearthrecycling.org and they’re in would it cost the average citizen? the phone book. They placed an ad in ConAs anyone who owns property knows, nect Savannah about 4 to 6 months before City services (water/sewer/trash), don’t we moved into our house -- we held onto come for free, and neither would recycling. that issue forever just because of that ad. Even if Savannah had surplus cash to deWhy are people still waiting on the City velop a recycling program, it would require for a recycling service? It’s already here. So trucks, people, and containers for every get rid of your “Savannah Recycles?” bumhousehold to sort out their recyclibles. per sticker, put your money where your To be cost-effective, it’s going to take mouth is, and give them a call. more than the 3,000 people (just over 2 J. Stevens percent of the local population) who signed

Time to rise above ‘charming mediocrity’

Editor, I found “Wanted: Green-thinking leaders” very disturbing as it highlighted exactly why Savannah seems doomed to remain a one-star city. It seems the leaders of the city actively pursue mediocrity! To dismiss “low-hanging fruit” solutions as being crafted by the “elite” is not only short-sighted, but downright reckless. It should be no more difficult to recycle than it is to take garbage to the curb on garbage collection day. Secondly, it is exactly the people who our mayor condescendingly claims are too busy struggling with poverty to care about recycling who should care. It is exactly these people who often find themselves with a toxin-producing incinerator as a neighbor because they are perceived as powerless. All cities have poverty, but they don’t all use it as an excuse to ignore the future. Sustainability may seem of little concern now to people struggling to make ends meet, but in a short time we will have reached a point where the damage we are causing the earth will become obvious to even the Rush Limbaughs of the world. Maybe instead of hoping for a “Chris Miller of sustainability,” our civic leaders should take an active role in creating an atmosphere where this person could thrive. If

they won’t, we should elect people who will. Otherwise, these “elites” will find better cities to live in, leaving Savannah to its charming mediocrity. Curtis Bartone

Cuckoo for Kokopelli’s

Editor, I have been wondering why you have not done a feature on Kokopelli’s Jazz Club? The club has been an amazing addition to the culture of Savannah, and hasn’t received a formal introduction to the community. My wife has been there several times to see some great legends of the music as well as rising stars of jazz. We feel like we are being offered something very special in Savannah. You can usually only find this in the big population centers of the country. Otherwise, you are stuck with the mediocre that has long been the norm here. It is a surprise to find that many people are unaware that the place even exists. You did a feature on the new director of the Savannah Choral Society, the Savannah Music Festival... why not this? Ron Imboden Editor’s Note: Kokopelli’s is indeed an outstanding venue, and that’s why our music editor, Jim Reed, has recommended the performers playing there on a weekly basis and has done so since the club’s inception.

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shutting down. People are reluctant to leave their homes. There’s huge competition for entertainment dollars. “We talked about it all the time at Curtis,” he said. “It’s an art we love so much. It’s such a great language that goes across the board. Right now I am really, really happy. I can’t believe I’m doing this for a living.” But for someone like Conyers, being happy with a good job is not enough. So a few years ago he and two friends from Country Day -- Blake Espy and Catherine Miller, who both have family in Savannah -- decided to do something about the declining state of classical music in their home town. They are forming a nonprofit organization that will perform, teach, collaborate and conduct summer workshops. Every Monday they “meet” in a threeway conference phone call. Espy, a violinist, is going to school in upstate New York. Miller, also a violinist, is getting a master’s at Julliard. “We really want to try to do something to help the situation,” said Conyers. “I love classical music too much to let it die a slow death. It is the universal language.” The group is applying for nonprofit status, starting to raise funds, and putting together a schedule. They’ve done their homework. They put together a chamber players roster and a budget. Conyers has talked to the Savannah Friends of Music (“I applaud them”) and to the Savannah Music Festival (“They’re exciting”). “It’s not like we want to take over. There’s room for everyone. And I don’t think anyone would say the market for classical music in Savannah is over-saturated.” The trio, all under 26, has a few new ideas. “We want to make a concert an event, something to go to. I mean I love Mahler and Strauss but you throw this at the ordinary person and it won’t work,” Conyers says. “We want to loosen up the atmosphere, go with the times, start thinking outside the box. We’ve got to get the interest back, encourage interaction between stage and audience, bring the music to community centers, to the mall, to incorporate dance and theater,” he says. “We want to create something sustainable so kids won’t have to leave. Who knows? There might be another Yo-Yo Ma in Savannah.” In the end it’s up to Savannah, Conyers said. “I saw what Lynne Tobin did, by herself. Ultimately Savannah will decide, but if they say no at least I’ll have tried.” w To comment, e-mail us at letters@connectsavannah.com. Email Jane at gofish5@earthlink.net

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t’s one thing to grow up in a place like Savannah, to get your bearings, develop your values, then to move on, find success and, except for the occasional return visit to see family and friends, settle down somewhere else and quickly forget about where you got your start. It happens all the time. And why not? There are only so many hours in the day. The world is a competitive, time-driven place. A person can only do so much. Then there’s Joseph Conyers, a young man with a long memory, an innate sense of appreciation, a lot of energy. Conyers, 25, is a musician, a bass player. He and his twin sister, Amy, who played cello, went to Savannah Country Day. Back when there was more local interest in classical music, Conyers played in BRAVO (Black Youth Reaching to Achieve in Vocal and Orchestral Music). He won a Dollars for Scholars scholarship. He played in the Savannah Symphony Civic Orchestra. Then, because he was good and driven, because people such as Country Day’s Lynne Tobin (now at Interlochen Center for the Arts) told him to, because his parents did not insist he forget about music and do something more practical, because his church, Connors Baptist Church, encouraged and supported him, Conyers applied to The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, an exemplary school that accepts 4 percent of all who apply. And he got in. “Curtis,” said Conyers, with his trademark smile, “was heaven.” His sister, on the other hand, went to Skidmore College, where she is getting a masters in business. But for Conyers, Curtis was just the start. When he graduated in 1999, he played with orchestras in Detroit, Boston, Flagstaff, Tanglewood, Aspen, Switzerland, England, Minnesota, Vienna. Two years ago he joined the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra, for a 10-week summer schedule of 50 shows. Around the same time he beat out 70 bass players auditioning for a spot in the Grand Rapids (Michigan) Symphony, where he’s now principal double bassist. In January after being one of 35 musicians invited to audition for the Cleveland Orchestra, one of the best symphonies in the country, Conyers made the final three. “It’s ridiculously hard to find a job,” he said. “The last time Philadelphia had an opening for a bass player was 1995.” Hard, indeed. For last year’s 14,000 music graduates, Conyers said, there were 169 positions. Classical music -- and therefore employment in classical music -- is in trouble, he said. City orchestras (witness Savannah’s) are


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200 Club inaugurates Valor Awards for first responders

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Planetarium will host Astronomy and Space Day on March 3

Experienced star-gazers and people who have never even looked through a telescope are invited to attend a celebration of the heavens sponsored by Georgia Southern University’s Department of Physics. The annual Astronomy and Space Day will be held on Saturday, March 3, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Georgia Southern Planetarium. Free and open to the public, the festivities will include instruction on how to find specific planets and stars in the night sky, the presentation of a fascinating new video from NASA, and a display of moon rocks collected by the Apollo missions. “We want to bring the wonders and excitement of astronomy and space exploration to people of all ages throughout the community,” said Becky Lowder, the assistant director of the planetarium. “Everyone from adults to small children will find something that will help them gain a better understanding of the universe.”

Savannah Christian Church says happy first birthday to its east campus

On March 4, Savannah Christian Church will celebrate the one year anniversary of its second satellite campus in three years. SCC East is located at Hesse Elementary School on Whitfield Ave. On launch day last year, over 800 people joined the celebration with food, fun, and inflatable toys on the lawn. This year’s celebration will be even bigger. Activities will be available for the whole family on Sunday afternoon from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Savannah Christian Church has three campuses. The Henderson campus, at 55 Al Henderson Blvd., offers 4 services; two on Saturday nights and two on Sunday mornings. LateCHURCH, located downtown at The Savannah Theater, offers a NextGEN service at 7:01 p.m. on Sunday nights. And the third campus, SCC East, is now celebrating one year at Hesse Elementary School on Whitfield Ave. Savannah Christian Church offers 7 services in three locations with an average weekend attendance of 5,300. Last year, over 900 people made decisions for Christ. -- received 2/20 from Leigh Baldwin

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Robert A. Colvin, president and CEO of Memorial Health, Inc. and Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah was named chairman-elect of the Georgia Hospital Association’s Board of Trustees. “Robert Colvin is a strong leader in his community and on several key issues affecting hospitals and patient access and to quality care,” said GHA President Joseph A. Parker. “His passion and voice will be a great benefit to our board.” -- received 2/20 from Allison Davis w

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Two of three people, who decided to phone in a bomb threat to police while burglarizing an apartment today, are in jail. Police caught a 14-year-old Southwest Middle School student and a 17-year-old, identified as Pierre Brown, shortly after the burglary. A third accomplice managed to escape. The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department received the 911 report, shortly after 9 a.m., of a bomb at Southwest Middle School. The call came into the 911center from an apartment in the Oaks at Brandlwood complex. Officers in West Chatham Precinct responded to the apartment as dispatchers notified the Board of Education Campus Police. The Officers responding had saturated the area when one of them spotted the three suspects carrying electronic equipment away from the complex. The three fled from the officers. However, two of them were caught as they ran back towards the apartments. Police found the burglarized apartment from which the bomb threat was made and a second apartment the three had broken into. Burglary detectives interviewed the suspects and connected them to a third burglary of a home on Sandalwood Drive, in the Brandlwood sub division. Police booked Brown into jail on three counts of burglary. The juvenile is in the Savannah RYDC for the same offenses. Most of the property, taken in the burglaries was recovered and returned to the owners. Meanwhile, Campus Police followed the normal bomb scare protocol, but found no device. The two are facing additional charges in connection with the bomb threat. -- received 2/23 from Sgt. Mike Wilson

Adding to the excitement of this year’s event is a total lunar eclipse, which will be in progress when the moon rises at approximately 6:22 p.m. Astronomy and Space Day will feature hands-on demonstrations and a display of different kinds of telescopes. Members of the Department of Physics and the Statesboro Astronomy Club will be on hand to share their expertise with visitors, who can view sunspots during the day, and Saturn, Venus and the Orion Nebula at night. Meanwhile, the planetarium will present its popular “star shows” at 4, 5, 6 and 7 p.m.... The Georgia Southern Planetarium is housed on the first floor of the Math/Physics Building, which is located across Herty Drive from Hanner Fieldhouse. For more information, visit cost.georgiasouthern.edu/planetarium or call (912) 6815292. -- received 2/23 from Mark Holland

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LaRoche Avenue special edition

• Police were called to an apartment on LaRoche Avenue about a person with a gun. An officer spoke with two witnesses who were at the apartment. They said a man had called the apartment and asked if he could come by and pick up some clothes he had loaned to the suspect. The women said when the victim showed up, the suspect threw the clothes down the starts and started yelling at him. At that point, the suspect pulled a gun out of his pants and pointed it at the victim. One of the women said she took her daughter into the bedroom so she would be out of danger. The other woman said that as the first woman was taking her daughter to safety, she yelled at the suspect and victim to leave the house. The women said the victim walked out of the apartment with his girlfriend and his items. One of the women said the suspect placed the gun in the closet in the bedroom before he left, as well. The officer asked the woman where the suspect got the gun. She said he bought it from a friend the previous day, probably illegally. Neither the suspect nor the victim was at the scene. The gun was recovered from a closet shelf and placed into the police property room as evidence. Later that day, the officer was able to contact the victim by phone. The victim said he went to the apartment to get his clothes, and when he arrived, saw the suspect was upstairs. The suspect threw the clothes down the stairs, and the victim got angry and cursed at him. He picked up his clothes, turned his back to the suspect and left with his girlfriend. The victim said he didn’t feel threatened by the suspect, and said they had no problems in the past. He said he didn’t see a gun, nor could he say that one was pointed at him. The victim said all of his property was recovered and he didn’t want to call the police or prosecute for the crime. • Police were called to a LaRoche Avenue apartment in reference to a person with possible suicidal thoughts. Dispatch advised there was a man in the upstairs bathroom with a knife, and that he was making suicidal comments. When the officer arrived, EMS was already on the scene, and shortly after, back-up arrived. The officer approached the front door and knocked. An elderly female came to the door. She seemed very disoriented. The officer asked if she could tell them who was upstairs and what was going on.

The woman, who couldn’t tell the officer her name, said she wasn’t aware that anyone was in the residence. She was asked if the officers could check to see, and gave her approval. The officer walked upstairs and saw that the bathroom door was shut and attempted to open it. The door was locked, but the officer could hear a person inside, who seemed to be upset and disturbed by something. The officer could hear the man sobbing and mumbling something. The officer spoke to the man through the door, giving his name and saying he was a police officer who wanted to help with whatever was wrong. When the officer asked the man to open the door, he complied. The man had a steak knife in his right hand and a partially smoked cigarette in the other. He was holding the knife very loosely, with the blade facing towards him. The man was crying and seemed very upset, but didn’t appear violent. The officer asked if he could hold the knife and the man pulled the knife away, indicating that he didn’t want to release it. The officer continued to talk and listen to the man and reassure him that he was just there to help him. The man explained that he was just tired and couldn’t deal with it anymore. When asked what he meant, the man replied, “Everything.” He said he wasn’t able to talk to his children. The officer assured the man that the fact that he was concerned about being in his kids’ lives showed that he was a good father. He also told the man he shouldn’t think about taking that away from his children. When asked if he really wanted to hurt himself, the man nodded his head to indicate he did. Eventually, the officer was able to get the man to release the knife and told him that he wanted him to go with the officers and the paramedics to get some help. w

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enough condiments that the clerk would think he was buying only one dog. More Tacky Crimes: (1) In November, Robert Hanna, 42, of Meadville, Pa., reported he had just shot a deer and was about to come down from his tree stand when three armed men happened along and deer-jacked him. (2) County jail inmate Brian Bruggeman, 38, was arrested in North Platte, Neb., in December and charged with felony assault after allegedly passing gas repeatedly in front of his cellmate (leading to a fight). The “victim,” inmate Jesse Dorris, said he had made numerous attempts to stay away from Bruggeman but that Bruggeman purposely sought him out in a dinner line and let him have it once more. Testifying in January against a San Bernardino, Calif., strip club accused of promoting prostitution, licensed private investigator Duane Minard (who was working on contract for the police) admitted that he went too far in gathering evidence. He said he paid a woman $300 for a legitimate dance in a private room, but by the time she had “finished,” he owed her $500 more for “additional” services. He testified he knew he wasn’t supposed to go all the way, but “I didn’t have the time to clear my head,” he said. “I was aroused. I was waiting for the cavalry to come over the hill.”

The Weirdo-American Community

For two years now, Estrella Benevides, 46, has been painting messages on her house in San Mateo, Calif., and her prolificness has escalated to the point where all outside surfaces (including the roof) are covered with cryptic references to the Bible, conspiracy theories and episodes from her own life, and a local community board gave her a February deadline to remove the writing or pay a fine of $50 a day. Benevides has said she can’t remove the messages because they come from God and expose a worldwide mind-control cabal that uses witchcraft and technology, and that this is the only way she knows to warn people. According to court

documents cited by InsideBayArea.com, her life has spiraled downward since she lost custody of a young son.

Least Competent Criminals

Police in Lilburn, Ga., were called to the cemetery adjacent to Luxomni Baptist Church at 2:40 a.m. to investigate reports of a man screaming for two hours. They found Ezekiel Dejesus-Rodriguez, 24, pinned under a gravestone (with a bloody, broken leg) and said he had been knocking over headstones for fun until one fell on him. Bright Ideas: (1) Kurt Husfeldt, 46, and two others were arrested in Lindenhurst, N.Y., in January in possession of 14 stolen electronic devices that they apparently assumed were cell phones. However, they were global positioning devices from a nearby municipal facility, and police had followed their signals to Husfeldt’s home. (2) Patrick Burr, 36, and his wife Heather, 33, were arrested in Provo, Utah, in December and charged with conspiracy to rob the Utah Community Credit Union, after an ex-partner turned them in. The informant said the Burrs had planned to make their getaway by floating on inner tubes down the Provo River, but that plan collapsed after their car (containing the inner tubes) was impounded.

Uniting for Peace and Brotherhood

(1) In December in Jerusalem, Israel’s Green Leaf Party organized the first joint Israeli-Arab conference promoting the legalization of marijuana, which a party spokesman said would create a “common (cultural) identity” that could lead to peace. (2) In January, India’s largest political party, the Bharativa Janata Party, sponsored compulsory yoga classes in public schools, but opposition was strong, with the All India Muslim Personal Law Board working side by side with various Christian organizations such as the Catholic Church of Madhya Pradesh. w

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apartment in Bay City, Mich., and enrolled tuition-free in Delta College, in a program President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia sponsored by Michigan Rehabilitation Ser(Africa’s smallest country) has long believed vices. Though some criticized such lavish he had mystic powers, but he said a vision treatment of a murderer, Abraham seemed received on Jan. 18 makes it possible for him ready to start his new life, arriving in Oakto personally cure AIDS and asthma, though land Circuit Court for his formal release only on certain days and for a limited numwearing “a black fur coat, ivory fedora hat, ber of people. The vision gave him recipes and a ivory and hot-pink pinstriped suit based on seven herbs mentioned in the with matching pink tie and shoes,” accordQuran but authorized him to treat no more ing to a Detroit News reporter. than 10 AIDS sufferers, on Thursdays and Government Decisions: (1) At the Mondays, and not more than 100 asthma recommendation of the Unipatients, on Fridays and Saturdays. part consulting firm, bureau(Not surprisingly, the government crats at the British Revenue and self-reports success.) Jammeh’s previThat is Customs office in Longbenton ous visions included making Gambia a lot of had strips of black tape applied rich by exporting oil, but so far no smelly urine to their desktops to mark off deposits have been found. where certain items should be placed for better organization, Great Art! according to a January report Chilean artist Marco Evaristti, in London’s Daily Telegraph. (2) serving dinner to friends at a galA 73-year-old man died of a heart lery in Santiago in January, presented attack in North London in Janua dish of meatballs that he said had ary, perhaps assisted by a delay in been cooked using liposuctioned fat responding by the London Ambufrom his own body. “The question of lance Service. According to The whether or not to eat human flesh is Sun, the nearest crew could not be more important than the result,” he called because European Union lasaid. “You are not a cannibal if you eat bor rules prevent disturbing the crew for any art.” (Evaristti is the artist who once put reason during the first 20 minutes of their live fish in a blender at a gallery and invited half-hour break. guests to push the button.) The Atlantic Theater in the Jacksonville, Police Blotter Fla., suburb of Atlantic Beach planned to Questionable Judgments: During an stage several dramas this winter, including eight-day period around New Year’s in the Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues,” but Chicago area, thieves stole tractor-trailfollowing an undisclosed number of comers filled with, respectively, broccoli and plaints from parents who said they were unasparagus. comfortable seeing that title, management Tacky: (1) U.K. soccer player Glen Johnchanged its marquee to “The Hoohaa Monoson, who reportedly earns the equivalent of logues.” (The change lasted one day, until about $58,000 a week, was arrested at a B&Q management realized it was barred by constore in Dartford after a security guard said tract from calling the play another name.) he spotted Johnson placing a high-priced toilet seat into the box of a lower-priced Government in Action seat. (2) Des Moines, Iowa, police detained Nathaniel Abraham was convicted of James Clay in December after a convenience murder in 1998 and incarcerated, but only store clerk accused him of putting two hot until he turned 21, which was in January, at dogs inside a bun and covering them with which time he was moved into a rent-free


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Black Oak Savannah’s theme costume event Friday night at Savannah Down Under’s Invasion Club featured, from left to right: a henna artist, a Tarot reader seen here telling Carrie’s fortune, fire performer Andrew and dancers Ashley and Sarah.

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Severe storms over the Indonesian island of Java triggered a tornado that destroyed more than 1,000 homes and injured 44 people in Yogyakarta province. Landslides unleashed by heavy downpours during the storm buried at least 14 people alive and injured more than 20 others in the district of Magelang, according to rescue officials.

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t’s been almost 3 years since cult music legend and Americana icon Webb Wilder has made a local appearance, and in that time, the guitarist and frontman has undergone a long-overdue career resurgence. Fueled in part by a high-profile stint as one of the most popular alt.country DJs on XM satellite radio, the expanded reissue of his mid-’80s indie debut LP It Came From Nashville, his first brand-new studio album in close to a decade (2005’s appropriately titled About Time), and a live concert DVD (2006’s Tough It Out) Webb and his backing band The Beatnecks are now riding a wave of glowing international PR. While pretenders to the throne (such as the increasingly popular —and genuinely talented— Unknown Hinson) blatantly tear pages from Wilder’s playbook, longtime fans and new converts alike realize this “electrifying artist” who connects the dots between Elmore James, The Beatles, Johnny Cash, The Ventures, Big Star, Porter wagoner and Tom Petty is one of a kind. I caught up with The Man by phone at his home in Nashvegas. This will be your first time in Savannah in almost 3 years. Are you excited to return? Webb Wilder: I’m already trying to get in shape for Savannah! It’s gonna be something of a van-tastic week. We go from Nashville to Atlanta, then to Tampa. Then to Lake Worth. Then to Savannah. It’s wonderful, and it keeps you buzzed. Music is great. What can I say?

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Webb Wilder: That job came along at the perfect time and it didn’t end at the worst possible time. It did end amicably. I was laid off in a belt-tightening sweep. Several people’s heads rolled. I didn’t have any kind of bad relationship with anybody, but the company is like any other huge corporate entity. It did help get my name out there, and my career musically was at a fairly low point. We were still playing live, but there was no new product to promote. There was no good, reliable agent —like we have now— goin’ after it. I was starting to get busier, and was gonna try something crazy — play some dates in Norway and keep the job. The job wound up ending about a week before we were scheduled to leave. Ever thought about doing your own podcast? Webb Wilder: People have suggested it to me. Money isn’t my sole motivator, but it would be time consuming and I don’t

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think it would be profitable in the short run. I’d love to do something like the Bob Dylan or Tom Petty thing, but nobody’s gonna offer me their deal! (laughs) ‘Cause I’m not in that league, but they seem to have some autonomy, and we know they get paid. That’s not daily, it’s weekly. If I had to choose material for a daily show, I wouldn’t have time for myself, and I couldn’t be Webb Wilder. What was it like to come together with your longtime producer/collaborator R.S. Field and revisit the whole “World of Wilder” once more for the About Time CD?

Is it still as much fun as it was during your last big push in the early ‘90s, or more so, now that you aren’t so pressured to succeed? Webb Wilder: You know, sometimes I really am having more fun. Not that I haven’t had fun all along the way. But, yeah, I realize it’s a privilege to be able to do this. And the costs are high. It takes money to be able to go out and tour, and you gotta get paid something, you know? The fans don’t have to come, but they do. I can appreciate it

more and take less for granted. At the end of the day, it’s a gift to be able to do this. Who’s playing with you in Savannah? Webb Wilder: The band will be Tom Comet on bass, Jimmy Lester on drums and Tony Bowles on guitar — who played on the live DVD alongside George Bradfute. What’s spending the most time in your CD player or iPod these days? Webb Wilder: Well, I really like Jet. I have both their albums, and even though their first went Platinum, I think they deserve more credit than they get. They’ve got the rockin’ thing down, but they’ve got this mid-tempo ballad thing that reminds me of Badfinger, without being just like Badfinger. So, I dig ‘em. I went through a big Tom Petty phase. It’s not like I’m done with him, though! (Laughs) I’m takin’ a break from him right now, but let the record show I’m still a major fan. The Heartbreakers are one of the few groups from that era that still consistently put on

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Webb Wilder: It was a really good experience, and it was overdue. We used a great studio that sadly is not there anymore. It was out in the country, so it was like doing it in Nashville without being in Nashville. R.S. was really focused. We were in the studio almost every day for about a month.

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A Nickel Bag of Funk

Local, female-fronted R & B/funk/soul cover act. Fri., 9 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park + Sat., 9 pm, Tantra Lounge.

The Kevin Bales Quartet

One of the hottest young pianists in the Southeast, this award-winning artist and bandleader’s played everywhere from Russia to Lincoln Center and is a regular headliner at this chic supper club. Fri. - Sat., 8 pm, the Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).

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 (River St.).

Thomas Claxton

Popular rock covers and originals enthusiastically sung and played on acoustic guitar. Wed., & Sun., 7 pm, The Warehouse + Thurs., 10 pm, Wasabi’s + Fri. - sat., 9 pm, Bayou Café.

Mary Davis & Co.

New England finger-picking guitarist and storyteller Michael Troy makes his local debut, alongside the Fla. acoustic duo Tammerlin and local Piedmont blues musicologist/guitarist/singer Michael Maddox at this monthly, coffeehouse-style family-oriented (no smoke or alcohol) concert that’s free with a suggested $2 donation to the Savannah Folk Music Society. Fri., 7:30 pm, Wesley Monumental United Methodist (429 Abercorn St.) - ALL-AGES.

‘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. Sat., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.).

Guitar Hero II Videogame Tournament Finals

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. I’m told this weeks’ installment will determine who will reign supreme, and that the contenders must duke it out on the ever-popular Southern wankfest “Freebird.” The winner will be ceremonially crowned and walk away with a $300 Best Buy gift card and a bottle of champagne. Wed., 11 pm, The Jinx.

Trae Gurley’s Swoonatra

Local thespian and vocalist who puts his personal touch on tunes made famous by Ol’ Blue Eyes during his big band years. Thurs., 7 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

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‘Heifer Foundation’ Benefit Indie-rock, punk and metal showcase featuring young regional bands Emotron, Mean Girls, Greasy G, For China, Sam McDuffy and Against The Sky. The $10 cover goes to provide food for the homeless through a national distribution organization. Sat., noon, The Apex (Statesboro).

The Mace Hibbard Quartet

Billed as one of the most exciting and versatile young horn players on the scene today, this sax man (and son of Texas trumpeter Dave Hibbard) follows in the path of Charlie Parker, Stan Getz and Branford Marsalis. He recently moved to Atlanta, and this show serves as a CD release party for his brand-new album When We Last Met. He’ll be backed by some of the top regional talents. Fri. Sat., 9 pm, 10:30 pm, midnight, KoKopelli’s Jazz Bar.

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High Velocity

This hard-hitting Southern, classic rock and modern country cover band is providing the evening entertainment for ABATE’s Run For The Sun, an annual motorcycle enthusiast fund-raising benefit for local charities. Fri. - Sat., 6 pm, Coastal Empire Fairgrounds - ALL-AGES.

The Hilton Head Symphony

Guest artists Janet Witman and David Kim join this respected orchestra for an evening of works by Weber, Mendelssohn, Bruch and others. Sponsored by the Savannah Concert Association. Tickets range from $12.50 to $35. Call 525-5050 or go to www.lucastheatre.com. Sat., 8 pm, Lucas Theatre. Brash electric blues trio led by local guitarist Brett “Hitman” Bernard. Thurs., 9 pm, Augie’s Pub (Richmond Hill) + Fri., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.

I Cantori

24-voice local choral ensemble paying tribute to AASU leader Robert Burnett, with an original composition, and other pieces written specifically for them by internationally-known composer Zdenek Lukas. Tickets are $15 for adults/$10 for students at the door. Fri., 7:30 pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church (Madison Square).

Raucous funk and soul covers with plenty of screaming electric guitar. Fri., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.) + Mon., 10 pm, Riders Lounge (Hilton Head).

Listen 2 Three

Up-and-coming local John Mayer-esque guitar pop with sunny vocal harmonies. Fri., 9 pm Turtle’s (Statesboro).

Lurid Miscreants

Hard-rocking modern metal power trio based on the island, and featuring a member of the Christy Alan Band. Thurs., 10 pm, Wind Rose Café (Tybee).

Machine Funk: a Tribute to Widespread Panic

This is fairly self-explanatory, right? It’s their first time in Savannah, and this show should be packed. Sat., 10 pm, Locos (downtown).

The Magic Rocks

Eclectic local power trio spun off from The 8-Tracks. They play obscure rock, soul and country tunes, and feature members of Superhorse and Hot Pink Interior. Fri. Sat., 8 pm, The Warehouse.

Omega Fest

Showcase of 9 regional hard rock bands (including Souls Harbor and Habitual Offender) held at one of the last remain-

ing drive-in theaters in the area. Sat., noon, Highway 21 Drive-in Movie Theater (Beaufort).

G.E. Perry & Strange Brew

Soulful blues and blues-oriented rock band led by a veteran guitarist known for his slide work. Wed., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House (Southside).

Pocket Change

Soul, funk and R & B covers. Fri., 9 pm, Tantra Lounge + Sat., 10 pm, Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub.

Savannah Winds in Concert

This recital includes works by von Suppe, European concert marches by Grundman, Sousa’s With Pleasure, and —in anticipation of St. Pat’s— Ireland: Of Legend and Lore. $12 tickets benefit the AASU Music Scholarship Fund, and can be had at the AASU Box Office weekdays from 11 am to 3 pm. Tues., 7:30 pm, AASU Fine Arts Auditorium.

Randall Shreve

Awesome jazz pianist who —when not leading his own combo— plays keys in R & B songstress Mya’s road band. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm & Sun., 7 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

Charismatic touring singer/songwriter with a soaring voice that will appeal to emo fans as well as folks who dig neo-jazz-folk like Norah Jones. He logged time in a few promising bands, but now he’s doing the solo bit. Wed., 9 pm, Guitar Bar.

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Worldwide sensation of Celtic tradition in music and hoofing. Will it ruin it for you if I tell you the sound of their tap shoes is pre-recorded and that they’re actually “footsynching?” I didn’t think so. Tues., 7:30 pm, Johnny Mercer Theater.

Laid-back female-fronted local jazz trio (guitar, bass, drums). They’ll be joined by Nelson, a noted Utah-based clarinetist and tenor saxophonist. Thurs., 8 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park + Fri., 6 pm, Moon River Brewing Co. (upstairs).

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Will Rast & Friends

Excellent and diverse local funk-fusion combo with a small horn section, previously known as Red Eye Jedi. Fri., 10 pm, Guitar Bar.

Exceptionally talented solo pianist who recently relocated to Savannah. Wed. Thurs., 6 pm, Kokopelli’s Jazz Club. w

There’s a Huge Drum Sale at Annie’s Guitars and Drums

Jesse Jordan, our drum department manager and good friend, is returning to work after his accident. This calls for a celebration. How about a huge drum sale! Now is the time to come in and save real money on a great drum kit! We’re welcoming Yamaha drums and there are several kits to choose from. You’ll find extra savings on Ludwig, DW and PDP kits, too. Additional markdowns have been taken on 25 fabulous kits in stock. And, all Aquarian heads are 55% off list price. Bring your sticks or use ours. Starts March 1st!

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Cool Hand Luke

Dense and lush Christian-themed postmodern rock that’s heavy on melody and piano, while still not afraid to drop some serious crunch guitars along with an up-front spiritual message. Many are calling their new sophomore release a strong contender for standout sleeper CD of the year. Folks are encouraged to bring canned food to this show to be donated to local shelters. Corey Crowder opens. Sat., 7 pm, Monkey Business (Hilton Head).

by Jim Reed

ate area banded together to throw this loud and brutal show to help raise funds for his

their own event, and it looks to be a winner as well. Once more, proceeds go to help this local drummer recuperate from a debilitating fall, and this time out, musicians donating their time and talent include Chief & The Homewreckers, The Courtenay Brothers Band, The JOJA Band, Annie Allman, G.E. Perry & Strange Brew and Joey Manning.

Dead Leprechaun Cabaret

This will be one of the first Above, Blacktusk; right: Kylesa major live music events that this venue has hosted in some treatment. Featured time (although it seems they’re getting more acts include Kylesa, an more into such things under the direcBlacktusk, Two Days tion of Industrial Resurrection keymaster of Freedom, ChronDJ Shrapnel). This time they’re going all out icle A.D. and Earth with an appearance by Voltaire, one of the Weed & Fire. They are most noted live goth/industrial/electronica also raffling off some songwriters and stage performers on the serious prizes. If you East Coast, plus Asheville-by-way-of-Auwere ever curious as gusta’s Hellblinki Sextet (a dark and moody to what this town had theatrical rock act that bases their pirate/ to offer in the way of cabaret/nightmare shtick and rattletrap perharsh, extreme music, cussion-heavy sound on Tom Waits’ Swordyou’ll find no better fishtrombones persona), and a travelling showcase than this. group of cutting-edge turntablists known as Raffle tix are only $8, The End:troduction DJ Tour. This is a great and admission is only example of the kind of all-over-the-place, $10. Let’s make this envelope-pushing shows we need more of in one a sellout. Sat., 10 town to bridge the gaps that exist between pm, The Jinx. different cliques and find the common denominators that bind Savannah’s under‘Jesse Fest’ ground culture. Thurs., 10 pm, Club One. ???

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Jake Trout Benefit

When their uninsured pal Jake was diagnosed with dreaded Lymphoma, a handful of the most respected punk, metal and flat-out heavy outfits in the immedi-

Benefit

The lineup for the Jesse Jordan Benefit Concert a few week’s back at Legion Post #135 was so packed that many of his oldest friends and bandmates could not be included. Now, many of them are throwing

The King of Prussia

Slowly but surely, this coffeehouse on forsyth Park is diversifying its booking practices, and adding indie rock and dreamy, underground pop bands to its already established roster of singer/songwriters and Old-Time Americana. With influences such as Magnetic Fields, Neil Young and Belle & Sebastian, it’s not surprising this Athens group would fit in nicely with many Elephant 6 groups from back in the day. They offer simple, earnest, non-threatening psychedelia with a hint of morose introspection. Oh yeah, and they’re real good at it. Opener Unsolved Mysteries is an anomaly on our local scene — a oneman electronica project that’s as concerned with writing memorable tunes and mastering the art of self-promotion as with making their friends show up and smoke. Sat., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.

Lando

The closest thing savannah has to a living, breathing version of the Garden State soundtrack, this intense, pianobased modern rock band wears its influences a little too proudly on its sleeve (Coldplay, Arcade Fire, U2), but that’s tempered by their studied stage presence and obvious love for the spotlight. Riveting, if a tad derivative, and well worth checking out. Stella Noir opens. Fri., 11 pm, The Jinx.

The Sandcarvers

They’ll be raffling off some valuable items as well, and this follow-up show makes an excellent bookend to the first event, plus it just goes to show what a beloved figure on our local scene Mr. Jordan is! Sun., 4 pm, The Bayou Café.

This venue has cornered the market on top-notch Celtic punk and rock, and this Midwestern act is near the top of the heap. They’ll be joined by wellknown Celtic rock internet DJ John Bowles. Prepare to drink, sweat and stomp. Fri., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law. w

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B & D BURGERS (Southside)-

Gail Thurmond

BAHAMA BOB’S (Pooler)-

Live Music TBA (10 pm)

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) -

Lafeyette

Political Documentary: IRAQ UNCENSORED - THE WAR TAPES (7:30 pm) *

Karaoke (8 pm)

5 Point Productions’ Karaoke (10 pm)

#@*! Karaoke

Live DJ (10:30 pm)

Annie Allman & Friends (5 pm)

Karaoke w/Jeff & Rebecca

Live Music TBA (7 pm)

Karaoke w/Michael (10 pm)

DJ Sam Diamond (Savannah Shag Club)

Live Music TBA (7 pm)

Chuck & Bucky (7 pm)

Live Music TBA (6 pm)

Jason Courtenay (9 pm)

Industry Night w/George

G.E. Perry & Strange Brew (9 pm)

Thomas Claxton (7 pm)

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

THURSDAY

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Celtic Karaoke (9 pm)

ONE HOT MAMA’S BBQ (Bluffton)-

Joey Manning (7 pm)

PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)

Trivia w/Artie & Brad (10 pm)

SAVANNAH BLUES-

Karaoke

SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER-

Karaoke (9 pm)

SAVANNAH SMILES (314 Williamson St.)-

Chief (9 pm)

SAVANNAH THEATRE-

The Blend (9 pm)

THE SENTIENT BEAN-

CHEERS TO YOU (135 Johnny Mercer Blvd.)-

SLUGGERS-

CLUB ONE-

TANTRA LOUNGE-

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

TOMMY’S (Pooler)-

CREEKSIDE CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)-

TROPICANA NIGHTCLUB-

DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)-

TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)-

DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Sandfly)-

TUBBY’S (River St.)-

FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (River St.)-

VENUS DE MILO-

FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (Southside)-

THE WAREHOUSE-

GILLEY’S (Hinesville)GUITAR BAR-

Damon Matland (7:30 pm), Randall Shreve (9 pm), Open Mic (10 pm) HANG FIRE (37 Whitaker St.)-

Karaoke (10 pm)

THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)-

The Bobby Ryder Quartet (8 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR-

Jeff Beasley (7 pm)

JEN’S & FRIENDS-

Live Music TBA (9 pm) THE JINX-

Guitar Hero II Videogame Tournament Finals (11 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S-

Pat Garvey

KING’S INN-

Karaoke (9 pm)

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

Abebi Stafford (6 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)

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CHUCK’S BARCLUB ONE-

“The Dead Leprechaun Cabaret” w/Voltaire, The Hellblinki Sextet & The End:troduction DJ Tour (10 pm) *

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

Annie Allman & Friends (5 pm)

CREEKSIDE CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)-

Live Music TBA (6 pm)

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DAIQUIRI BEACH-

WASABI’S-

DOC’S BAR (Tybee)-

WILD WING CAFÉ-

Karaoke (10 pm)

Roy & The Circuit Breakers

FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH (Tybee)-

Live Music TBA (7 pm)

FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (River St.)-

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Live Music TBA (9 pm)

JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR-

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

THE JINX-

Live Music TBA (7 pm)

KEVIN BARRY’S-

Karaoke (9 pm)

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

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

LOCOS DELI & PUB (Downtown)-

Karaoke w/DJ Levis (9:30 pm)

LOCOS DELI & PUB (Southside)-

Karaoke (9 pm)

LUCAS THEATRE-

Nancy Witt

MALONE’S (309 W. River St.)-

#@*! Karaoke

MANSION ON FORSYTH PARK-

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

Trae Gurley (7 pm)

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

Abebi Stafford (6 pm)

Open Mic w/Street Circus Symphony (10 pm) Team Trivia w/Ben Bennett & Senae (7 pm) Savannah Christian Prep’s “Beauty & The Beast” (7 pm) Live Music TBA (9 pm)

Pianist David Duckworth (5 pm), Silver Lining w/Eric Nelson (8 pm) MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE-

Nancy Witt

MCDONOUGH’S-

Karaoke

MERCURY LOUNGE-

Live Music TBA (10 pm)

METRO COFFEE HOUSE-

Brock McGarity, Nate Currin (9 pm) MOON RIVER BREWING CO.-

Live Music TBA (8:30 pm)

MURPHY’S LAW IRISH PUB-

The Train Wrecks (10 pm)

MYRTLE’S BAR & GRILL (Bluffton)-

J. Howard Duff (7:30 pm)

PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)-

Gail Thurmond

MANSION ON

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POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)-

Live Music TBA

THE RAIL PUB-

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“Helium Karaoke” w/Wrath Nasty

Casimir’s Lounge

SAVANNAH BLUES-

Live Music TBA (10 pm)

Wed., Feb. 28

SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER-

David Duckworth, Pianist

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

SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER INVASION LEVEL 3-

Thurs., Mar. 1

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

Silver Lining with special guest

SAVANNAH SMILES (314 Williamson St.)-

Dueling Pianos (8 pm)

Fri., Mar. 2

SAVANNAH THEATRE-

Leslie Adele and Nickel Bag of Funk

Broadway on Bull Street (8 pm) SLUGGERS-

Trivia w/Charles & Mikey (10 pm) SPANKY’S (River St.)-

Live Music TBA (8 pm)

STEAMER’S (Georgetown)-

Bosendorfer Lounge

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

Thurs., Mar. 1

TANTRA LOUNGE-

David Duckworth, Pianist

Live Music TBA (10 pm) TOMMY’S (Pooler)-

Fri., Mar. 2

Karaoke w/Jeff & Rebecca

Joyce Luettich, Pianist

TROPICANA NIGHTCLUB-

DJ Southstar spins Top 40 (10 pm)

Sat., Mar. 3

Eric Jones, Pianist 700 Drayton Restaurant Sun., Mar. 4

Annelise Nelson, Cellist

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Lavon Stevens & Louise Spencer (8 pm)

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Lurid Miscreants (10 pm)

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Live Music TBA (7 pm)

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WIND ROSE CAFÉ (Tybee)-

MARCH 2ND

DJ KZL (10 pm)

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The Courtenay Brothers Band (10 pm)

THE GRILL BEACHSIDE (Tybee)-

Live Music TBA (7 pm)

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Thomas Claxton (10 pm)

Live Music TBA (6 pm)

TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)-

Live Music TBA (8 pm)

UNCLE BUBBA’S OYSTER HOUSE-

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

AJ’S DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT (Tybee)AMERICAN LEGION POST #36 (Thunderbolt)AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill)B & D BURGERS (Southside)BAJA CANTINA (The Landings)BAY STREET BLUESBAYOU CAFÉ-

BENNIE’S (Tybee)-

BERNIE’S ON RIVER STREETBILLY’S PLACE (above MCDONOUGH’S) CAPTAIN’S LOUNGECLUB ICE-

CLUB ONE-

Local Cast, DJ Jason Hancock (Main Floor) COASTAL EMPIRE FAIRGROUNDS-

“ABATE Run For The Sun” w/High Velocity (6 pm)

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)-

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

DOC’S BAR (Tybee)-

Roy & The Circuit Breakers

DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)-

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

Chuck Courtenay (7 pm)

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

Karaoke (8 pm)

FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH (Tybee)-

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (River St.)-

Jon Doe (9 pm) *

FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (Southside)-

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

514 WEST (514 MLK, Jr. Blvd.)-

David Duckworth (12 pm & 6:30 pm)

FRENCH QUARTER CAFÉ (Statesboro)-

Miles Ahead (10 pm)

FRIENDLY’S TAVERN 2-

#@*! Karaoke

GILLEY’S (Hinesville)-

Live Music TBA (9 pm) GUITAR BAR-

The Savannah Soul Project (10 pm) HUC-A-POOS (Tybee)-

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)-

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)-

The Kevin Bales Quartet (8 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR-

Will Rast & Friends (9 pm) JEN’S & FRIENDS-

Live Music TBA (10 pm) THE JINX-

Lando, Stella Noir (11 pm)

JUKEBOX BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)-

Live Music TBA (10 pm)

KATHLEEN’S (Beaufort)-

Sean C. Boynton (9 pm)


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KEVIN BARRY’S-

WET WILLIE’S-

KING’S INN-

WILD WING CAFÉ-

“Heifer Foundation” Benefit w/Emotron, Mean Girls, Greasy G, For China, Sam McDuffy, Against The Sky (noon)

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

Chief (9 pm)

Pat Garvey

Karaoke (9 pm)

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

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

Turtle, Joe & Friends - acoustic show (10 pm) LUCAS THEATRE-

Savannah Christian Prep’s “Beauty & The Beast” (7 pm)

Live Music TBA (10 pm) Live Music TBA (9 pm)

MARCH 3RD

MALONE’S (309 W. River St.)-

Joey Manning (7 pm)

AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill)-

BERNIE’S ON RIVER STREET-

Karaoke (9 pm)

THE BRITANNIA (Wilmington Isl.)-

Live Music TBA (10 pm)

Mary Davis & Co. (7 pm)

CAPTAIN’S LOUNGE-

BAYOU CAFÉ-

#@*! Karaoke

BAY STREET BLUES-

#@*! Karaoke

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

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

Karaoke w/DJ Levis

The Joseph Michael Duo (6 pm)

BAJA CANTINA (The Landings)-

AJ’S DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT (Tybee)-

BENNY’S (Tybee)-

BILLY’S PLACE (above MCDONOUGH’S) -

B & D BURGERS (Southside)-

Live Music TBA (10:30 pm)

SATURDAY

LUNA LOUNGE @ IL PASTICCIO-

Live Music TBA (9:30 pm)

THE APEX (Statesboro)-

Live DJ (8 pm)

CHUCK’S BAR-

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MANSION ON FORSYTH PARK-

Pianist Joyce Leuttich (5 pm), A Nickel Bag of Funk (9 pm) MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKS-

Live Music TBA (8 pm) MCDONOUGH’S-

Karaoke

MERCURY LOUNGE-

The Hitmen (10 pm)

MOLLY MACPHERSON’S SCOTTISH PUB-

The Thomas Baker Band (10 pm)

MOON RIVER BREWING CO. (upstairs)MULBERRY INN-

The Champagne Jazz Trio (8 pm) MURPHY’S LAW IRISH PUB-

The Sandcarvers (10 pm)

ONE HOT MAMA’S (Bluffton)-

Live Music TBA (9:30 pm)

PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)-

Gail Thurmond

POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)-

Live Music TBA (8 pm)

RANDY WOOD’S CONCERT HALL (Bloomingdale)-

The Randy Kohrs Band (7:30 pm)

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

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

ST. JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH-

I Cantori Recital (7:30 pm) SAVANNAH BLUES-

Live Music TBA (10 pm)

SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER INVASION LEVEL 3-

DJ Analog Kid (10 pm)

SAVANNAH SMILES (314 Williamson St.)-

Dueling Pianos (8 pm)

SAVANNAH THEATRE-

Broadway on Bull Street (8 pm) SCANDALS (Tybee)-

Live Music TBA (9:30 pm) THE SENTIENT BEAN-

M Hagar, Theodore Bihun, Martha Goodwin (8 pm)

ITTLEõ ,7OMEN Presents

A Play by Peter Clapham Directed by DJ Queenan

SPANKY’S (River St.)-

Karaoke (9 pm)

STEAMERS (Georgetown)-

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

STINGRAY’S (Tybee)-

Robert Willis (7 pm)

TANTRA LOUNGE-

TOMMY’S (Pooler)-

Live Music TBA (9 pm) TUBBY’S (River St.)-

Live Music TBA (7 pm)

TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)-

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

TURTLE’S (Statesboro)-

Listen 2 Three (10 pm)

In the Black Box at S.P.A.C.E. 9 West Henry Street Tickets: $10 Adult | $7 Senior/Student All Seating General Admission

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UNCLE BUBBA’S OYSTER HOUSE (Wilmington Island)-

Live Music TBA (7 pm) VENUS DI MILO-

Live DJ

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VFW CLUB (Hinesville)-

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

VIC’S ON THE RIVER-

Live Music TBA (7 pm) THE WAREHOUSE-

The Magic Rocks (8 pm)

WAYS STATION TAVERN

(Richmond Hill)- Karaoke (9 pm)

1st Friday For Folk Music (7:30 pm)

Mar. 2, 3 at 8 p.m. Mar. 4 at 3 p.m.

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Pocket Change (9 pm)

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Silver Lining w/Eric Nelson (6 pm)

Cultural Arts Theatre

This masterful adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s famous novel portrays a year in the life of the March family, growing up in New England during the Civil War Era of the 1860s. Experience how the lives of Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy are affected by both trauma and triumph, as they come to terms with the effects of war and coming of age.


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DJ Jason Hancock spins Progressive House (10 pm) COASTAL EMPIRE FAIRGROUNDS-

“ABATE Run For The Sun” w/High Velocity (6 pm) THE CREEKSIDE CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)-

Live Music TBA (7 pm)

DAQUIRI ISLAND (Abercorn)-

Karaoke

DC2 DESIGN (104 W. Broughton St.)-

DJ Kiah (10 pm)

DEB’S PUB & GRUB-

#@*! Karaoke (9 pm)

DINGUS MAGEE’S (Statesboro)-

Lazy Jane (9 pm)

DOC’S BAR (Tybee)-

Never A Cover Wed. Feb. 28th

The Hitmen $1 PBR Thurs. Mar. 1st

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Roy & The Circuit Breakers

DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)-

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Live Music TBA (7 pm)

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FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH (Tybee)-

The Christy Alan Band

FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (River St.)-

“Georgia Kyle” Shiver & The Marshgrass Boys (9 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (Southside)-

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

514 WEST (514 MLK, Jr. Blvd.)-

Kim Polote w/David & Alisha Duckworth (7 pm) GILLEY’S (Hinesville)-

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

THE ISLANDER (Wilmington Isl.)THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR-

Will Rast & Friends (9 pm) JEN’S & FRIENDS-

Live Music TBA (10 pm)

$5 Jager Bombs $2 Cuervos

THE JINX-

“Jake Trout Benefit” w/Kylesa, Two Days of Freedom, Black Tusk, Chronicle A.D., Earth Weed & Fire (10 pm)

Sat. Mar. 3rd

KATHLEEN’S (Beaufort)-

Big Bang Band (9 pm)

Dirty Uncle Bob

KEVIN BARRY’S-

Pat Garvey

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

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ships. She also has won several world championship medals for figure dancing. Since joining the troupe, Mallon has toured Europe, Australia and the Far East. On the current tour, she is traveling through North America. “The only place I haven’t been is Africa,” she says. “It’s all I wanted and more,” Mallon says. “It’s a wonderful lifestyle. I’m getting to travel and see all these different countries and it’s really a wonderful opportunity at my age see the whole world and to enjoy doing something you love.” To those budding champions who want to emulate Mallon’s success, she says, “Just practice, practice, practice. Practice makes perfect.” Marty Dowds also has been involved in Irish step dancing from a young age. “My grandmother got me involved,” he says. “It sort of grew from there and I got into the competitive side.” Originally from Donegal, Ireland, Dowds began dancing at age 9 with the Phoenix School of Irish Dance. He has won numerous championships, including international, All-Irish, British National and World Championship competitions. But it’s not just the competitive aspect of dancing that Dowds enjoyed. “You meet all sorts of people who you see twice a year,” he says. “It’s a really good social life. You grow as a person. It helps you open to other things.” Dowds auditioned for Riverdance at the suggestion of a teacher. “They were having a hard time finding boys, so it was just auditions for guys,” he says. “I went and auditioned and there were 16 and they only needed two. “I was short-listed because I was only 16, too

young to go on the road,” Dowds says. “But I joined in 1997 and have been here ever since.” Since joining Riverdance, Dowds has had some extraordinary experiences. “I was on Broadway for 18 months,” he says. “It was so amazing. Out of all my time in Riverdance, that was the best. New York is a great city.” Dowds also has danced at the Kremlin in Moscow and on the Great Wall of China. He almost missed out on the tour to China. “The companies were changing and I wasn’t going stay,” Dowds says. “But they called and said the show was going to China and I wanted to go to China!” A documentary was being filmed during the tour. “We all went and danced on the Great Wall of China, which was amazing,” Dowds says. Dowds had an extraordinary experience right here in Savannah. “I was there the first time Riverdance was there,” he says. “I learned to swim there. “We stayed at the Radisson,” Dowds says. “It was winter and it was cold, but they had a heated pool outside. It was so nice! I definitely remember Savannah.” No matter how many times they’ve seen Riverdance, audiences still love it. “It’s a multicultural show, with so many types of dancing and singing and music,” Dowds says. “It’s one big ball of excitement on the stage.” w Riverdance -- the Show will be presented in three performances on Tuesday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, March 7 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Savannah Civic Center’s Johnny Mercer Theatre. Tickets range from $32 to $67 and can be purchased at the box office, all civic center outlets, online at www.savannahcivic.com or by calling 651-6556.

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lana Mallon will forever be grateful to Riverdance. Because of it, she is able to travel the world doing what she loves best -Irish step dancing. “I remember my first competition, I remember my very first class,” Mallon says. “I started when I was three years old. It wasn’t many months later that I competed.” (And won.) Mallon is headed to Savannah for three performances of Riverdance -- The Show on March 6 and 7 at the Johnny Mercer Theatre. It’s being presented as part of the 2006-2007 Broadway in Savannah season presented by Jam Theatricals. Even though no one in Mallon’s family danced, she was born a natural dancer. “My teacher really pushed me at a very young age,” she says. “The neighbors danced, and my mother took us over there. “Back then, there was no way to do this to earn a living,” Mallon says. “It wasn’t a career, it was always a hobby.” A hobby, yes, but one that fostered fierce competition. “We competed against other Irish dancers,” Mallon says. “But it wasn’t until Riverdance came around that you could make a living dancing.” Mallon was working for an insurance company when she got the news she’d landed a job with Riverdance. “My friend was already in the show,” she says. “I went to New York to visit her and while I was there, I auditioned. “They called me at work to tell me I got the job,” Mallon says. “I had just about a week to go to New York. It all happened really fast.” Since that very first competition when she was 3, Mallon has won many championships. She won competitions throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland, consistently ranking in the top three at all major championships. She also is a world champion, and consistently placed in the top ten at the world champion-

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ast year when the Jepson Center opened, I made a comment in my review that it would be a challenge to find an art that would not be upstaged by the architecture. Last weekend I went to the Jepson again. This is what I have to say. The Steward Gallery is very large, a great space for installations and cohesive, wellcurated exhibitions of substance. What is on view, however, appears to be a haphazard selection from a mediocre collection of American 20th Century works, and since these are mostly of a mannerist nature, the show serves to remind us that mannerism has dominated much of what we call Art since about the 1950s. By “mannerism” I mean the kind of work that seeks to reproduce the superficial appearance of a style, without any of the passion and struggle that went into its first creation. We can see mannerist abstract expressionist and mannerist color field works here, empty vessels. There is a work by Tom Wesselmann, a brand name artist who is represented in the exhibit by a mannerist reference to his own work in the beginnings of the Pop Art movement. Larry Rivers, another almost forgotten artist from the ‘60s, is included by a very large painting of figures on the subject of the holocaust, overshadowed in my mind by a much better work on the theme by Christian Boltansky: something resembling a snapshot of a woman’s face, enlarged to the point almost of abstraction, showing a half-hidden smile and framed above a shelf holding an open, empty suitcase. Sylvia Mangold is here represented by one of her 1970s series of minimalist paintings of sections of floor, which are really more interesting for their passionate observation of light on a surface than this simple statement can convey, I do want to comment on the number of local artists who have donated their own works. It made me wonder if museums are obliged to accept all such donations, and if not, how those they do have were chosen; and if so, how the museum will find adequate storage space for all of them. If, on the other hand, it is just a service to the artists who can then add inclusion in the museum’s permanent collection to their resume, maybe the town’s viewing public is being shortchanged.

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Going into the smaller Kane Gallery, we find an exhibition of African-American painters, some local (Luther Vann, Rudolph Valentino Bostic) and some very wellknown artists represented by their prints (Romere Bearden, Jacob Lawrence). There are some fine examples of sculpture too, one by Vernon Edwards (Harriet Tubman) and John Mitchell (Shotgun Shanty), and a Ulysses Davis wood carving, among others. I remembered it was African-American History Month just as I was becoming annoyed by the segregation of these works from the Steward Gallery show. And although I can see a reason to showcase them separately, it might be more useful and even important not to do so. But in the end I was grateful that they did choose to show African-American artists separately, as I was easier able to appreciate their evident superiority. Far from the tame and the tedious, the works in this gallery are set in their own real world and have an honest vision. I’ve known many non-artists who saw and felt the general emptiness in the facile, art careerist gesture of so many paintings but believed it was their own lack of knowledge which kept them from their appreciation. For all those who are unsure of their judgment in an art gallery setting, I say, trust yourself. It is significant too that the works in this gallery have been purchased, not donated. The artists here have enough self-respect not to donate their work. But some purchases are altogether inexplicable. One in particular, “Bison,” stands out for me. Set in an empty space, it is indeed, a large bison, and looks as if the artist did a quick sketch from a photograph that didn’t include much information, and then chose not to add anything to it. It is a bison in the mists, if you will. Next to it on the wall is a statement from the artist, one Kate Javens, who tells us that she has done this artwork in honor of Oscar Neebe, one of the self-proclaimed anarchists who were charged with the bombing at Haymarket Square in Chicago in 1886. As a matter of further fact, the eight anarchists convicted of this bombing were all organizing for the eight-hour workday and were framed in order to remove them from their political work. Oscar Neebe was sentenced with two

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others to 15 years, and the five remaining were executed (one of these, Louis Lingg, killed himself in prison to cheat the hangman’s noose). In researching Javens on the internet, I found that this is her forte: each work consists of a simple icon-like reproduction of a form of wildlife “dedicated” to someone or other. The choice of her imagery may make no sense to anyone but herself, however, and I am not enlightened by her explanation of “Bison.” I quote: “I have chosen the bison to personify Neebe for its archetypal Americanness and for its intense herding instinct.” Since all of the anarchists were recent German immigrants (not a Native American among them) and since it is offensive to call union organizing a symbol of the “herding instinct,” I can only imagine that our Kate fell into a swoon over a nickel and lost her bearings. This museum could do with someone devoted to “de-acquisitioning.” However, there is, thankfully, a show of excellent worth and a great deal of intelligence and, yes, charm, on view. I refer to “Telling Tales,” works by Nancy Hooten. She hails from Gainesville, Ga., and now calls Savannah her home. The brochure tells us that Hooten, a painter and printmaker, art educator and administrator, began an interest in beadwork in 1991, after she discovered a box filled with fabric scraps and exquisite seed beads in the attic of her childhood home, the remnants of her mother’s work as a seamstress. By the following year, Hooten had completed her first beaded works, including one of her mother, made with a photograph on cloth backing and adorned with fabric pieces and the incomparable beads. These works express better than anything what I was trying to say previously about “mannerism.” There is certainly none here. There is infinite care and attention and individual meaning lavished on all of these moving and beautiful works which qualify them

as worth your time. Wit is not lacking, either. And a bittersweet, dark sensibility, very feminist, very understated, mythical even, can be seen at work here. I particularly like the one entitled, “The Ex-Wife,” which has a three dimensional, luminously black beaded raven set on a branch outside of and looking into a cosy domestic setting, with its matching arm chairs facing a warm fire. While the brochure tells us the raven expresses the alienation experienced through divorce, I like to think the viewer would be better served by a more complex reading, perhaps something stronger, more active, even sinister. After all, birds at the window have not been “displaced” and do not want to enter the house. In many familiar tales, they are there to warn. I’m looking forward to my next visit. With a new director in place I am hoping soon to see international contemporary art of the quality of, say, sculptor and installation artist, Mona Hartoum, a Palestinian born in Beirut; or maybe the fascinating South African, William Kentridge, who uses video, drawings, special techniques of animation and mixed media paintings to express his complicated vision of the past and future of his country. The artists in town would benefit enormously by a dose of cold water from the world outside, and we would one day see the results. w

Art from the Permanent Collection: AfricanAmerican Art, through March 4; and “Telling Tales, Works by Nancy Hooten,” until July 8 at the Jepson Center for the Arts. Bertha Husband graduated from the Ruskin School of Fine Art at Oxford University and has an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her art criticism has appeared in Chicago Reader, Art Papers, Third Text and Left Curve.

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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. The multi-artist show ‘Uncovering Images’ opens this month at The Grand Bohemian; reception is Saturday ‘…ISM’ -- Performance and

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‘Storylines’ -- Solo illustration exhibit by

Sarah Goodreau, plus the Savannah release of the book “A Sad Day for Kites,” by David Andrews, illustrated by Sarah Goodreau. Reception March 2, 7-10 p.m. Show runs through March 14. 2427 DeSoto Ave. Between Bull and Whitaker off 41st. ‘Pete Christman: Modern Pictorialism’ --

The Jack Leigh Gallery features new work by artist and SCAD professor Pete Christman. Exhibition runs March 6-16. Artist talk Tuesday March 6 at 6 p.m., free and open to the public Jack Leigh Gallery is at 132 East Oglethorpe Ave.

Call for Entries -- Last year, art made all the difference in the world to 27 graduates of the Starfish Café, the nationally recognized culinary arts training program for the homeless. Whose world will your art change this year? To donate now to the Starfish Café Gala’s Silent Art Auction, contact Laura Webb at 238-2777 ext 101 or lwebb@unionmission. org.

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-- Oil paintings by Christopher Stevens, through March 15 at Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. Reception Thurs. March 1, 6-8 p.m.

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Work by Pete Christman opens at the Jack Leigh Gallery

- The Grand Bohemian Gallery in The Manson on Forsyth features Mary Hartman’s “Rush” horse series, Julio Garcia’s New Orleans series and work by Gerome Temple. Show runs March 2-30. Wine reception Saturday, March 3, 5–10

Gallery hosts mixedmedia artist Cedric Smith, who blends photography and painting in his forward-retro take on the African-American South. Show runs through March 23. Chroma Gallery is at 31 Barnard St. www. chromaartgallery.com ‘View from the Stage’

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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, 69 p.m., with live music by Jackson Evans. Free and open to the public. Michael Ellison -- The Art Show at the

JEA beginning March 1 will feature the works of photographer Michael Ellison. 5111 Abercorn.

Linda Whitt Smith and Kathy Miller —

The “Artists of the Month” at Gallery 209 for March is ceramic artist Linda Whitt Smith and painter Kathy Miller. 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

painting and sculpture, March 2-12 at Hall Street Gallery at 212 W. Hall Street. Reception is March 2 from 6-8 p.m. Fran Thomas@Gallery 440 — Fran

Thomas is one of Savannah’s most significant artists. Stop by Gallery 440 for Fran’s latest show, the body of which was painted in the picturesque town of Old Lyme, Connecticut, Italy and the Savannah area. Her representation is a blend of small vivid works, interspersed with fun colorful paintings of local interest and cuisine. Upstairs at Gallery 440 is the studio of Frances Walter, Charlotte Dunlap and Cissie Victor. Other artists whose work is on display include Olivia McKinley, Tim Coy, Dicky Stone, Morgan Kuhn, and Jorges Alvarez. Gallery 440 is at 440 Bull St. Open Wed-Sat 11-5. Michael Carnahan — Friedman’s Fine

Art at 28 W. State St. features the floral still-lifes, inspired by his faux-finishing experience, of this local artist. ‘Paintings by Maurice’ - In February,

Union Mission’s Growing Hope Artisans’ Cooperative presents paintings by Cooperative member Maurice Henderson. Starfish Cafe, 719 East Broad St. Jepson Center for the Arts – 207 W. York St. Call 790-8800. Telfair Academy of Arts & Sciences — 121 Barnard St. Call 790-8800. w

Art Patrol is for rotating shows, exhibitions and receptions. Send art info to jim@connectsavannah.com Above, work from Hilary White’s ‘The Great Reconciler’ opens at Hall Street. Below, trompe l’oeil by Christopher Stevens is on display at Gallery Espresso


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Amazing Grace 

Basically Amistad with only half the serving of self-importance, Amazing Grace examines the efforts of William Wilberforce, a member of British Parliament who fought to end his country’s involvement in the slave trade during the late-18th and early19th centuries. Ioan Gruffudd, no stranger to heroic roles (Horatio Hornblower, Mr. Fantastic, even the officer who rescues Rose

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as a traitor to his country during the war with France (“You’re either with us or with the French terrorists!” has a familiar ring...) and his own failing health. Perhaps more Masterpiece Theatre than motion picture -director Michael Apted (Nell) frequently opts for static shots more suitable for the small screen -- Amazing Grace nevertheless tells a story that’s compelling enough to compensate for the occasional stuffiness. A wellchosen cast also helps immeasurably -- among the luminaries are Michael Gambon as a fellow politico, Rufus Sewell in a changeof-pace role as the most anarchic of the abolitionists, and Albert Finney as a former slave-ship captain who repents for his sins by writing the title tune.

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Is it possible that before making the big-screen version of Ghost Rider, writerdirector Mark Steven Johnson had never even read a Ghost Rider comic book? Yes, I know as well as anyone that faithfulness to the source material is a low priority when it comes to Hollywood, whether adapting Stan Lee or Lee Child. But Johnson, whose version of Daredevil wasn’t quite as bad as the press made out, here botches what would have seemed to be a fairly manageable assignment. The original Johnny Blaze wasn’t a jokea-second character like Peter Parker or The Fantastic Four’s Ben Grimm. He was more somber and serious, as one would expect from a biker who sold his soul to the devil (to save the life of a loved one) and then found himself living under a curse that transformed him into a flaming-skull creature whenever in the presence of evil. Of course, when you hire Nicolas Cage to star in your movie, it’s safe to assume that camp was what was intended all along. Cage, whose best film in recent years has been the hilarious Wicker Man reedit currently gracing YouTube, falls back on the eye-popping, head-rolling overacting that has turned him into this decade’s Rod Steiger. Amazingly, though, he doesn’t deliver the movie’s worst performance; instead, he lands in the show position, right under Eva Mendes as the somnambular love interest and the mesmerizingly awful Wes Bentley as one of the least convincing -and therefore least threatening -- villains of recent vintage. in Titanic), plays Wilberforce, who spent over two decades of his life battling colleagues who saw nothing wrong in keeping the practice of slavery alive. But armed with his deeply held religious convictions and a basic sense of decency, he persevered against all obstacles, including a reputation

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It’s entirely possible -- not likely, but possible -- that I might have been blindsided by the big twist at the end of The Number 23 had I not just watched The Haunted Strangler a few weeks ago on DVD. That 1958 chestnut stars Boris Karloff as a man whose investigation into a decades-old murder leads him to the same place as Jim Carrey’s odyssey does in this new picture. I’m not suggesting that director Joel Schumacher or scripter Fernley Phillips, the team behind The Number 23, have even seen The Haunted Strangler and thus cheerfully borrowed its template, but instead I’m merely pointing out that a Hollywood filmmaker serving up a murder-mystery has to work overtime to slip one past dedicated movie fans. Sadly, the folks behind The Number 23 apparently didn’t even work past their lunch break, given the obviousness of the end result. Carrey, once again trying to break out of funnyman mode, delivers his darkest (if hardly most successful) performance to date -- he plays Walter Sparrow, a dog catcher whose brooding personality often seems at odds with his role as a devoted husband (to Virginia Madsen’s Agatha) and father (to Logan Lerman’s Robin). After several laborious exposition scenes meant to dovetail with Walter’s droning voiceover narration about the role of “fate” in our lives, he comes into possession of a self-published book called The Number 23. As Walter begins reading the story of a saxophone-playing detective named Fingerling (played in dramatizations by Carrey) and his carnal entanglements with an Italian femme fatale called Fabrizia (also Madsen), he becomes freaked out by the fact that the book veers closely to his own life story -- once you take out the detective and the saxophone and the femme fatale and other pesky details. Becoming increasingly obsessed with this book (yes, even more than teenagers with a new Harry Potter installment), Walter also notices that the number 23 plays a significant role not only in the novel but also in his own life. The film’s hit-and-miss, with Carrey gamely navigating his way through a supposedly tangled tale that’s ultimately as easy to unravel as two nylon cords. Still, aside from this movie, there does exist a long-held belief that the number 23 has been an important one in history, and that, as with Walter Sparrow, even ordinary folks might be surrounded by evidence of its omnipresence.

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Ghost Rider*

After earning positive notices for his breakthrough feature, 2005’s Hustle & Flow, writer-director Craig Brewer returns with another look at Southern discomfort deep-fried in a greasy pool of sex and song. Befitting the double meaning of its title, Black Snake Moan provides a pleasurable bait-and-switch, beginning as a funky, freaky “woman in chains” offshoot and ending up as a more traditional tale about redemption and life’s second chances. Set in a swampy Tennessee burg, this stars Samuel L. Jackson as Lazarus, a former blues musician who rescues town tart Rae (Christina Ricci) after he discovers her battered body in the ditch next to his house. Working through his own domestic crisis -- his wife has just left him for his brother -- Lazarus decides to redeem himself by simultaneously saving this woman, chaining her to his radiator and attempting to purge her of her sexual demons. What Lazarus doesn’t know is that his own demons will be better tamed by the love of a good woman -- in this case, the helpful pharmacist (S. Epatha Merkerson) who works in the nearby town -- and that Rae’s soldier-boy steady (Justin Timberlake) has just returned after an aborted Iraqi tour of duty and is looking high and low for his sweetheart. Black Snake Moan is far more scattershot than Hustle & Flow, but its unorthodox yet earnest approach to religion, a sizzling soundtrack, and spot-on performances by Jackson and Ricci keep the whole brew bubbling.

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houses. If the effects involved in the creation of their imaginary world seem on the thrifty side, that’s OK, since the heart of the story rests in the manner in which children are able to cope with loneliness, ostracism and even death.

Music and Lyrics 1/2

Assembly line romantic comedies often rise or fall based on the stars at their center, and Music and Lyrics is lucky to have both Drew Barrymore and Hugh Grant (as opposed to, say, Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey) offering their services to the soggy premise. Grant stars as Alex Fletcher, a former 80s pop star (literally, since PoP! was the name of his band) who’s commissioned by current music diva Cora Corman (Haley Bennett) to write a new hit song for her. Alex’s forte is in the melody, not the lyrics, so he ends up asking quirky Sophie Fisher (Barrymore), the woman who waters his plants, to help him on that end.

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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. 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. Also worthy of (guarded) praise is Murphy himself, who once again is able to create a deft comic persona. That would be the title character, a mild-mannered nerd who, after being raised by Asian restaurant owner Mr. Wong, ends up marrying a frightening, 300pound behemoth named Rasputia. For all the stereotypes perpetrated by this film - the racist Mr. Wong (played by Murphy), a jive-talking huckster (who else but Cuba Gooding, Jr.?), a garish pimp (who else but Eddie Griffin?) -- the one most likely to offend is its centerpiece: Rasputia (Murphy

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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. Take out a few PG-13 innuendoes and what’s basically left is a sitcom pilot ready to be dropped into the primetime 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 with 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 grown daughters (the others are played by Lauren Graham and Piper Perabo). Daphne wants to insure that Milly ends up with the perfect man, so she places an advertisement in the newspaper and interviews prospective suitors. She find a suitable sucker: Jason (Tom Everett Scott), an architect with a smooth demeanor and a sizable bank account. 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 being wined and dined by them and, oh yeah, having sex with them. Not even Mandy Moore’s sunshine personality can cover up this disturbing revelation,

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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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As dedicated moviegoers will recall, Eastwood already helmed one film in 2006: Flags of Our Fathers, a look at the stories behind the American soldiers who hoisted Old Glory on the Pacific island of Iwo Jima during the World War II battle. 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. 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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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. 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. Helen Mirren’s Oscar-winning performance is a thing of beauty. She initially 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.

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AMBUCS is dedicated to creating mobility and independence of people with disabilities Volunteers meet every first and third Monday at 7 p.m. at Fire Mountain Restaurant on Stephenson Ave. Call 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.

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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. at WG’s Tavern, 17 Lincoln St. 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

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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. Call Melissa Emery at 598-1883 for information or reservations. Savannah Uncorked This wine event will be held Sunday, March 4 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the William and Iffath Hoskins Center for Biomedical Research on the campus of Memorial Health University Medical Center. Procees will benefit The Rehabilitation Institute. Select wines will be paired with dining and dessert fare made by local chefs. Master sommelier, Michael McNeal, will help guests with wine selections. A silent auction featuring fine wines, lifestyle packages and other gifts will be held. Reservations are $100. Call 350-6370 or visit www.savannahuncorked.org. 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.

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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 Smart Senior at Candler. Call 352-4405. A class will be held March 8 and 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day at Generation One. Call 350-7587. Instructors are needed to teach this program in Chatham, Bryan and Effingham counties. For information, call Chuck at 598-1011. AASU Fall Semester Abroad Armstrong Atlantic State University will offer a study abroad program in Siena, Italy, during the fall semester, which runs from Sept. 23 through Nov. 16 and includes academic excursions to Florence, Milan, Rome and Venice. The program is open to all AASU undergrads in any discipline. The cost is $7,872 and includes round trip airfare, housing and excursions. Application deadline is March 23 at 5 p.m. Visit www. healthscience.armstrong.edu/StudyAbroad/ ss/index.html. Adult Education The Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. Adults Back to College An information session will be held Saturday, March 3 at 10 a.m. in Victor Hall, Room 141, at AASU. It is free and open to the public.

The Art School Class offerings include childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 &â&#x20AC;&#x2C6;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. 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 Savannahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. Fanyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. 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.

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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. Altamaha Parents of Multiples Club Spring Yard Sale will be held Saturday, March 3 from 8 a.m. to noon at Cracker Williams Recreational Center, 245 E. Bay St. in Jesup. Only cash will be accepted. Items include clothing, baby furniture, equipment, layette, toys for all ages, housewares, tools, collectibles, electronics and more. Call 912-530-9755. 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. The Hidden Treasure A book of photography taken at Tybee Island by Dr. Gustave â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stavieâ&#x20AC;? 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. Little Miss St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Pageant will be held Saturday, March 10 at Savannah Country Day School Auditorium. At 9 a.m., the Baby Miss (0-18 months), Toddler Miss (19-35 months), Wee Miss (3-4 years) and Tiny Miss (5-6 years) competitions will be held. At 1 p.m., the Little Miss (7-9 years), Junior Miss (10-13 years) and Teen Miss (14-17 years) competitions will be held. Applications will be accepted until March 3 and are available online at www.973kissfm. com or can be picked up at the business office at 245 Alfred St. The pageant is a fundraiser for the Miss Coastal Georgia Scholarship Fund, a Miss America preliminary. Miss St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Pageant will be held Saturday, March 10 at 7 p.m. at Savannah country Day School Auduitorium. Single females ages 18-26 on the day of the pageant may apply. No entry fee is required. The dealine for applications is Friday, March 2. Applications are available online at www.973kissfm.com or can be picked up at the business office at 245 Alfred St. Project Linus Volunteer â&#x20AC;&#x153;blanketeersâ&#x20AC;? are asked to participate by donating new, handmade, washable blankets that have been knitted, crocheted or quilted. The mission of Project Linus is

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Hospitality Job Fair The Savannah Area Tourism Leadership Council and Savannah Technical College will hold a job fair on March 1 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Savannah Technical College with employers from the local tourism industry. Call 232-1223. 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.

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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. Monthly Bellycasting for Moms to Be will be held March 3 from 4-6:30 p.m. at Kelley’s Art Studio at Epworth Methodist Church, 2201 Bull St. The cost is $65, which includes materials. Previous participants also can participate to decorate the casting they have made. To register, call 441-6653. 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

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in downtown and learn how to compose a 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 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. Vocal Lessons Les Taylor and Savannah Children’s Theatre will hold a 12-week course culminating in an onstage vocal concert. Classes will be held Tuesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. and will start Feb. 20 and run until May 15. Tuition is $250. For information, call 238-9015.

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AASU Sci-Fi Fantasy Club This is an official student club of Armstrong Atlantic State University that accepts non-students as associate members. It is devoted to the exploration and enjoyment of the genres of science fiction and fantasy. Activities include book discussions, movie screenings, role playing game sessions, board and card games, guest speakers, episode marathons and armor demonstrations. Provides guest speakers to educators upon request. Call Michael at 220-8129, send e-mail to 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. CVB Quarterly Luncheon will be held Thursday, March 8 at 7:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Savannah. Reservations must be made by March 2. Contact Brittany Howard at 644-6426 or bhoward@savannahvisit.com. 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/.

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Dr. in Thunderbolt. Open to all interested in boating and related activities. The next meeting is March 12. Call 234-1903. Historic Savannah Chapter of the American Business Woen’s Association will meet Thursday, March 8 at 6 p.m. at The Exchange on Waters. Frances Hipp will speak on the topic of development of business plans. The cost is the price of the meal. For reservations, call 660-8257. 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. continued on page 42

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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


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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.

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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.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): You’re facing a classic Aries dilemma: You can either run away from demanding responsibilities towards an illusory freedom that might allow you to cling to a false sense of pride . . . or else you can gleefully embrace interesting responsibilities that will build your self-confidence as you fight for a whole new kind of freedom. The outcome of this choice is uncertain, and won’t be determined by invisible vibrations beaming down on you from the planets. Everything depends on whether you’ll make use of your dormant reserves of willpower. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): “Cosmic giggle” was Terence McKenna’s term for an event in which the inherent benevolence of the universe suddenly bowls you over with a delightful shockwave of synchronicity. He believed you could and should actively court such eruptions. How? Take a vacation from your obsessions. Relax the part of your mind that’s so certain of what it knows. Wander around like an innocent explorer in search of anything that captivates your imagination. Or put on all red clothes, climb to the top of a mobile home, and hurl a doughnut as far as you can as you shout out the name of your beloved. Now is a perfect time to try this strategy, Taurus. If “cosmic giggle” is too cute a term for your tastes, dream up an alternative, like “karmic hiccup” or “universal orgasm” or “infinite belly-laugh.” GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Studies show that people in Utah take antidepressant drugs at a rate twice the national average. Why? It may have to do with Mormon culture, which is a dominant influence in the state. The argument goes that church members feel they have to be perfect and act happy no matter what’s bothering them. If this is an accurate assessment, the antidepressant glut in Utah may soon abate. That’s because Geminis living there (and all over the world, for that matter) will just naturally be finding new ways to feel good by acknowledging and dealing with the imperfections in their lives. Remember how Salvador Dali said he didn’t need to take drugs because he *was*

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 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. 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

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a drug? Well, I believe you will, in effect, be a natural antidepressant. You’ll have a talent for seeing interesting beauty in every situation, even difficult ones. CANCER (June 21-July 22): In his article “The Evolution of Culture,” Cliff Bostock says that many Europeans who emigrated to the New World after 1492 believed it was a magical land promising fabulous wealth and the secret to eternal youth. Meanwhile, however, European scientists developed the view that “everything in America -- from the land to the people, animals, and plants -- was biologically inferior to its European ‘originals.’” Some Cancerians have a comparable split about their destinies. On the one hand, they idealize the past, imagining it to be better or happier than the present time. On the other hand, they ache for an idealized future that will be better or happier than today. Does that describe you? If so, this your wake-up call. Right here and right now is where all the interesting stuff is happening. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Welcome to the Season of the Oxymoron. During this unsettling yet intriguing time, you’ll have a poetic license to celebrate all the paradoxes that drive you half-crazy and teach you how to be vividly alive. Keep in mind that there are relatively negative oxymorons, like “holy war,” “military intelligence,” “boring orgasm,” and “selfish gifts,” while there are also positive varieties, like “lyrical logic,” “reverent rage,” “wild discipline,” and “aggressive sensitivity.” I urge you to avoid the former and embrace the latter. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): In May 2005, while floating in a heated, heart-shaped swimming pool in Milan, Italy, Andrea Pedrani and Federica Di Venosa kissed underwater for 87 seconds. That’s got to be a world record, right? If their mark is ever broken, I bet it will involve at least one Virgo and will happen in the next few weeks. By my reckoning, your tribe is in a phase when you’re capable of peak performances in both the erotic arts and oceanic emotions; you’re primed for transcendent acts of sensual pleasure and

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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Russian economist Yevgeny Yasin told the *London Guardian* that Russia’s ongoing crises were severe, but that there were two possible ways the situation could be salvaged. In the wildly optimistic scenario, he said, the Russian people would correct the problems themselves. In a more realistic scenario, extraterrestrials from outer space would intercede and fix the problems for them. In your personal life, Libra, the situation is exactly reversed. You may be fantasizing about some improbable intervention that will arrive to rescue you from your current dilemma, but the only truly practical approach is to solve it yourself.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Accountants at an Australian car insurance company have found that Capricorns are the safest drivers. Correlating birth data with crash rates, they found that your sign is the least accident prone. This probably has to do with your renowned patience and carefulness. While I applaud you for that accomplishment and urge you to continue expressing your attention to detail while operating heavy machinery, I also recommend that in the coming week you make room for happier kinds of accidents. You need certain educational blessings that only serendipity can provide.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): As I contemplate the growing wonder of your animal magnetism, my urge to spout poetry is uncontrollable. You’re like a dancing heron or a singing tiger or a snake spelling out words by assuming different letter-shaped poses. You’re a crazy- mirrored funhouse full of tool-using ravens. You’re a convention of laughing hyenas partying at a watering hole on the other side of the tracks from paradise. In short, you’re as impossible to predict as a drunk hummingbird, as dangerously smart as a shape-shifting fox from Japanese mythology. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “Dear Rob: I was lying in my bed basking in a sunbeam this morning, too comfortable to get up and take my Prozac, when I thought, Hey, what if I’m not, you know, emotionally challenged? What if I’m just lazy? Maybe if I worked harder at cultivating happiness, I’d just sort of outgrow my depression--you know, render it irrelevant. Do you have an opinion about this theory? -Slothful Sagittarius.” Dear Slothful: I’d have to know more about your personal history to evaluate whether laziness is the cause of your depression. I do know this, though: There are currently many Sagittarians who’ve become lax about their pursuit of happiness. But the good news is that it’s a perfect time for your tribe to get very ag-

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Oops. I apologize, Aquarius, but this week’s horoscopes for the other signs are so long that I’m left with less than the usual amount of space for you. I think you’ll be fine, though, because you’re extraordinarily resourceful right now. You not only can make do with smaller doses of everything, you can actually thrive and prosper that way. Indeed, you actually *need* less of everything in order to be your best. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Native to Africa and Australia, baobab trees are oddly beautiful, with thick, bulbous trunks that can grow partially hollow and thus serve as shelters for people and animals. They have an enormous capacity for storing water, allowing them to survive during draughts. Humans carve and paint their fruits, making them into ornaments, and also use their leaves, fruits, and bark for food and drink. The tree’s large white flowers open only at night, and are pollinated by bats. In all these ways, you remind me of a baobab right now, Pisces. You’re freakishly gorgeous, have enormous staying power and hundreds of uses, are a rich source of nourishment and comfort, and bloom under the moonlight, when you do your best collaborative work. w


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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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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 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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2007 Savannah Film Festival Passes on Sale The 2007 Savannah Film Festival will run Oct. 27 through Nov. 3. Passes range in price from $150 to $750 and are available now. Call the Trustees Theater Box at 525-5050 or visit www.scadboxoffice.com. UU Film Group meets the last Friday of each month. Movies range from foreign, documentary to the eclectic. There is no fee. Call for details at 655-0482 or e-mail savdeca@aol.com.

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1 Hot rock 5 Smallest bit 9 Sound of a dull impact 13 Word said with a sigh 14 Prefix for postale 15 Sacha character 16 Argyle, for one 17 2001 title role for Judi Dench and Kate Winslet 18 Kind of column 19 Bit of self-promotion 22 Off the table, perhaps 23 “This is fun!” 24 Sheet that’s worn out 27 Opp. of NNW 28 “Man!” 30 Keyboard key 32 Swear 33 Former Bird teammate 35 They’ll never show up in the first place 37 Exciting, as a finish 40 Astronomer who described planetary motion 41 Taboos of some diets 42 “___ been a ba-a-a-a-d boy” 43 Seasoning in San Juan 45 Dial-up alternative 46 However 49 “I forbid you!” 51 PBS show since 1974 53 Little egg 55 Sneaky sales tactic 58 Merchandise 60 ___ scallopini 61 Annoying suffix for people’s first names 62 “Chain Gang” songwriter Sam 63 ___-1 (“Ghostbusters” car) 64 Prefix meaning “one trillion” 65 Only ghost not mentioned by name in “Pac-Man Fever” 66 Bend out of shape 67 Pro gp.

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1 Glen girls 2 Oahu’s “how are you’s” 3 Leave the premises 4 Know-it-all’s challenge 5 Sound like a siren 6 “Not this again...” 7 Cork-based, maybe 8 Like some salads 9 “Speckled” fish 10 Suffering from shots 11 Cycle start 12 Dwarf with glasses 15 “The Family Circus” cartoonist Keane 20 Firehouse vehicles 21 Kitchen duty implements 25 “An Inconvenient Truth” narrator 26 Sounds babies hear from adults 29 Contest participant 31 Unsportsmanlike move 33 Tool used for hand-punching belt loops 34 List-ending abbr. 36 Member of the fam 37 Band who wore red plastic hats 38 “My life is an ___” 39 Went out (with) 40 Joke around 44 Bakery output 46 Chimney Rock and others 47 Ailments of the stressed 48 The Azadi Tower’s city 50 Like some gag gifts 52 Sweater shape 54 Much-hyped software release of 2007 56 Laurence, in “What’s Love Got to Do With It” 57 “Children Playing” sign word 58 Poli ___ 59 Bunch

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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 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

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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. 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 350-

2467 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 An eight-week sessaion will be held starting March 20 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 $100 for once a week or $175 for twice a week for the 8-week session. Call 596-0584 or send e-mail 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, 9-10:30a.m. hot yogal flow levels 1 and 2 with Brent, 6-7:30 pm Dynamic Flow All Levels w/ Brent. On Wednesday, 12-1:30 p.m., Iyengar All Levles with Laura, 6-7:30 pm Hot Yoga All Levels w/ Katie. On Thursday, 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, 8:45-9:15 a.m., Free Meditation with Amanda (suggested donation is $5. 100% of proceeds go to local charity), 9:30-10:45 a.m. All Levels Flow Yoga with Amanda and 11a.m. to 12:15 p.m. All Levels

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

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First City Network Board Meeting Meets the first Monday at 6:30 p.m. at FCNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 Georgiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be a need for Pride. Call Patrick Mobley at 224-3238. Standout is First Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s therapy group for children of GLBT parents. Groups range in age from 10 to 18 and are held twice a month. Call 352-2611.

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. Every Step Counts Survivor Walk This monthly cancer survivorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 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. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Community Center at 812 W. 36th St. Call 447-0578. 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. Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Clinic is offered by St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s/Candler and Emory. Patients can receive pre and post-operative care at the clinic rather than travel to continued on page 46

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Balancing Act Michelle Rogers will present a free lecture, Balancing Act: Supporting Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Health with Herbs and Nutritional Supplements, on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at the DeSoto Hilton. Call Brighter Day at 236-4703. Choose to Be Healthy Learn to go within, find balance/healing and access inner wisdom and peace. Offering free sample of Reiki Energy Medicine. Contact Ellen Farrell, MA, NCC, LPC at ellenjfarrell@comcast.net or 247-4263. Circle of Healing Share energy with like-minded individuals in this free, circle of healing at the Center for Holistic Healing at Memorial Health, 300 Bull St. Call 236-2131. Community Cardiovascular Council offers free blood pressure checks Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1900 Abercorn St. Call 232-6624.

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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 arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. 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 Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2C6;from 10-11:30 a.m. and Open Flow Level Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2C6;and IIâ&#x20AC;&#x2C6;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 Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2C6;from 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday: Yoga Flow Level I from 10-11:15 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 5-6:30 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 898-0361 or email svnnhyogaroom@aol.com.. Yogalates Classes are offered by St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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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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. Memorial 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. Pregnant? Meet the Doulas Pregnant women and their partners are invited to a free program on Monday, March 5 from 6-7 p.m. at The Semple Center for Women at Candler Hospital, Suite 201, 5353 Reynolds St. to learn how a doula can help during labor and after the birth. Contact Ann at 596-0584 or ann@aikyayoga.com. SouthCoast Medical Group Flu Shots SouthCoast is offering flu shots at a discounted price of $14. No appointment is necessary. Locations are at 1326 Eisnehower Dr. and 9 Chatham Center South, Suite C, in Savannah, 1000 Towne Center Blvd. in Pooler and 10055 Ford Ave., Suite 5A in Richmond Hill. Stop Smoking Researchers at the University of Iowa combined 600 studies covering 72,000 people and found that hypnosis is the most effective way to stop smoking. Call the Alpha Institute. 927-3432.

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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.

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Savannah Christian Church will celebrate the one-year anniversary of its second satellite campus in three years on March 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hesse Elementary School on Whitfield Ave. Call Leigh Baldwin at 629-4769. 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. Stella Maris Lecture Series presents The Passover Fulfilled a free Lenten lecture by autor, speaker and media host Rosalind Moss on Thursday, March 8 at 7 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 8412 Whitfield Ave. Call 355-1523. Theology on Tap is an international program for adults in their 20s and 30s who are looking to grow in their Catholic faith. It will meet March 3 at Kevin Barry’s, 117 W. River St. For information, contact Laura Lukasik at 844-2619 or yasavannah@yahoo.com. 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. On March 4, Anna Olsen will speak from the topic, What Sets the Pace of Your Life? The service will be held Sunday at 11 a.m. in the Troup Square Sanctuary. Call 234-0980, or e-mail uusav@comcast.net or visit www.jinglebellchurch org. 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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