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Wednesday, April 4 Second City

What: Chicago’s famed improv troupe performs. When: April 4 at 8 p.m. Where: Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. Cost: $10 general admission and $5 with SCAD ID. Info: 525-5050.

Thursday, April 5 Sand Gnats vs. Asheville Tourists

Spring Fling

What: A studio art workshop for ages 7-11. When: April 5 from 2-4 p.m. Where: Jepson Center for the Arts. Cost: $10 includes admission to the museum. Info: Call 790-8823. Registration required.

Corey Smith in Concert

What: Georgia native Corey Smith, a singer/songwriter who draws from the blues, country and rock traditions of the South, will perform. When: April 5 at 8 p.m. Where: Armstrong Atlantic State University’s Fine Arts Auditorium. Cost: Tickets are $15. Info: Tickets can be purchased at the door, online at or at Memorial College Center 215 on the AASU campus.

Historic Savannah Theatre’s Broadway on Bull Street continues

What: Excerpts of some of the most beloved musicals in Broadway history. When: April 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28 at 8 p.m. and April 15, 22 and 29 at 3 p.m. Where: 222 Bull St. Cost: Adults $33 and 17 and under $16. Info: Call 233-7764.

Friday. April 6

Focus On Contemporary Artists begins

What: A week-long celebration of contemporary artists, which will include Kojo Griffin, who will create a 12-foot drawing on-site from April 6-10. Also participating will be renowned sculptor Chakaia Booker, who will present a lecture on April 12 at 7 p.m. When: April 6-12. Where: Jepson Center for the Arts. Cost: Free. Info: Call 7908800 or visit

Derby Devils take on First Coast Fatales

What: In their second game of the season, the Savannah Derby Devils women’s roller derby league will go toe-to-toe with the First Coast Fatales of Jacksonville. There also will be live music and raffles for prizes. Spectators are encouraged to get close to the action in the “suicide seating” inside the rink, although spectators who want to sit in a safer spot may bring chairs. There also is limited bleacher seating. An after-party will be held at The Rail, 405 W. Congress St. When: April 6 at 8 p.m. Where: Super Goose Sports, 3700 Wallin St. Cost: $12 at the door or $10 in

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SCAD International Festival What: Traditional music, dance, art and food will celebrate the diversity of SCAD’s international arts community. Activities will include a performance by the Harambee Dance Company, a global fashion showcase and reggae performer Mystik NRG, who will perform from 1-3 p.m. There will be a Capoeira martial arts demonstration, Moroccan belly dancing, stilt walkers and African drummers. Arts and crafts will be available for purchase. When: Saturday, April 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Broughton Street between Lincoln and Abercorn streets. Cost: Free and open to the public.

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First Friday for Music What: Performances by Katy Bowser, The Cripple Lillies and Michael Amburgey. When: April 6 from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Where: Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church, 429 Abercorn St. Cost: $2 donation. First Friday Fire-

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Four-Hand Piano Concert

What: Internationally acclaimed husband-and-wife duo Dennis Lee and Chee-hung Toh will present a four-hand piano concert with works from Schubert, Mendelssohn, Weber, Saint-Saens and Barber. When: April 7 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Montgomery Presbyterian Church, 10192 Ferguson Ave. Cost: $20. Info: Contact Sally Dayton at 598-8112 or

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What: Join a Wilderness Southeast guide to look for alligators and turtles basking, egrets and herons fishing, birds of prey prowling the skies and more. Learn secrets of species survival, both predator and prey. When: April 7 from 9-11 a.m. Where: Savannah Wildlife Refuge. Cost: $15. Info: Call 897-5108. Registration is required.

Old Time Country Dance

What: Contra, square and couples dancing with live music provided by the Glow in the Dark String Band and calling by Joyce Murlless and Bob Beattie. When: April 7. A lesson will be presented at 7:45 p.m., followed by dancing at 8 p.m. Where: Notre Dame Academy gym. Cost: $7. Info: Call 925-2456 or visit

Tuesday, April 10 DJ Spooky: Rhythm Science

What: A multimedia presentation of the history of digital art and media from the viewpoint of an artist who uses found objects. The presentation focuses on how DJ culture has evolved out of the same technologies that are used in digital media and visual artist. A question-andanswer session and book signing will follow the presentation. When: April 10 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Trustees Theater. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: Call 525-5050.

AASU Wind Ensemble in Concert

When: April 10 at 7:30 p.m. Where: AASU Fine Arts Auditorium. Cost: $5. Info: Call 927-5381 weekdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wednesday, April 11 SCAD opens Story Theatre

What: The SCAD performing arts department will present its first-year student show, an adaptation by Paul Sills of a collection of Grimm fairy tales and Aesop’s fables, including Henny Penny, The Golden Goose, The Robber Baron and other favorites. When: April 11, 12, 13 and 14 at 8 p.m. Where: Afifi Amphitheater, 324 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Cost: $10.

Trustees Concert Series Presents DJ Spooky with Bora Yoon: Subliminal Strings

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What: The season opens with the Gnats facing the Tourists in a series of four at-home games. When: April 5, 6 and 7 at 7:05 p.m. and April 8 at 2:05 p.m. Where: Grayson Stadium on East Victory Drive. Cost: Box seats $9.50, reserved $7.50 and general admission $6. Info: Call 351-9150.

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| Lead Story text by Linda Sickler, photos by Ryan Walters

One step forward... City initiative attempts to take on the problem of poverty — one family at a time I

n the last two decades, Savannah has seen remarkable development. The port is now one of the busiest in America. The Historic District is a worldclass tourist destination. City Market has been revitalized and Ellis Square is being reimagined. Run-down neighborhoods have been restored. West Chatham is being rapidly developed, as are the outlying counties of Bryan and Effingham. However, even as the city’s economic growth has soared, that good fortune hasn’t always trickled down to the local poverty level. More than one in five people in Savannah — 22 percent of the population — lives in poverty. Not only does this affect people in poverty, it keeps the community as a whole from reaching its full potential. More than 80 local organizations have banded together to seek solutions to poverty in Savannah. The result is the Step Up Savannah Anti-Poverty Initiative, which offers job training programs that are designed to train unskilled workers who want better jobs. Twenty-five families were chosen for the pilot program and paired with volunteers called family partners who are guiding them in their journey. The families were chosen based on interviews, and also had to meet certain criteria, including an agreement to “step up” and participate in planning and implementing the program. One of the first things learned from this experiment is that stereotypes just don’t hold up. There are 25 families in the program and each has its own unique situation. For example, Troy James wasn’t always poor. The married father of three children, ages 15, 11 and 8, works hard as a dump truck driver. “I’ve been doing that for eight or nine years,” he says. But last year, a truck flipped over with James inside, ending up in a ditch. His ankle was broken and he sustained a shoulder injury. While the injuries weren’t life-threaten-

ing, they were serious enough to keep James from working for 10 months. “I’m just now recovering,” he says. James has learned that nearly a year is a long time to go without an income. “I have a family of five to provide for. We’re really not getting anywhere. There are payments to pay, bills to pay. Sometimes, we can’t pay and something gets cut off,” he says. “The house we were in was falling apart, so we moved into my aunt’s house,” James says. “It’s a step up, but it’s not ours.” Then there’s the car — or rather, lack of. “Our car is no good anymore,” James says, but with the current situation, replacing it is impossible. James recently returned to work, and while he’s relieved to be working again, he’s taken a further step to lift his family out of poverty. He signed up for the 25 families program in the hope that it will bring a better life. “They have different programs for manufacturing, construction work, working in the hospitals,” James says. “Some I couldn’t get into a couple of months ago because I was on crutches, but there are other programs now, and I am looking into them.” The program also paired the James family with Jim and Janet Stevenson, their family partners. “They’ve helped us as much

Troy James, right, with wife Jovonna at his side and their three children -- Joseph, Troy and Ta’mia. James found it hard to keep up after an on-the-job injury prevented him from working. Step Up Savannah has provided some of the resources he needs to re-enter the workforce and support his family.

What is Step Up Savannah?

Step Up Savannah’s Poverty Reduction Initiative is made up of 80 business, government, education and non-profit organizations. It was formed in 2004 to seek solutions to reduce poverty. In 2006, Step Up began working with families, not only to help them, but to understand their needs and discover the barriers that keep them from climbing out of poverty. Action teams were formed to focus on housing, transportation, health care, education/workforce, dependent care and asset building. Step Up Savannah conducts ongoing workforce training programs in the construction trades, warehousing jobs and office entry positions. These programs are held at St. Mary’s Community Center, the Moses Jackson Community Center and the Neighborhood Resource Information Center. In addition to job training, participants earn technical certificates of credit from Savannah Technical College. The initiative also offers the general public the opportunity to participate in poverty simulations that give participants an inkling of the crises the poor face day after day.

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The poverty rate for a family of four, according to the federal government, is $18,600. However, because of the local cost of living, a family of four in Chatham County will need $36,419 to live without government subsidies. More than half of all people receiving welfare assistance work. A large segment of welfare recipients can’t work — in 1999, 41 percent of all persons in poverty in Chatham County were children. Even though the need hasn’t declined, welfare reform has reduced assistance to families. In Georgia alone, the number of people receiving cash assistance declined by 50 percent from 1997 to 2003, and in Chatham County, the number declined by 68 percent. Savannah back in 2003. “We’re raising public “He was working with awareness of available reSavannah Electric at the sources,” she says. “We’re time, and there was a committed to helping a group of people who defamily directly by being a cided they wanted to look resource for them and we’re into the issue of poverty,” hoping this indirectly helps Stevenson says. others. “ “He felt it was imporBeing a family partner is tant and was really drawn not without its difficulties. to work on it,” she says. “One of the greatest frustra“He certainly understood tions is that we were hoping the impact poverty has on to have an impact quickly,” economic development. Stevenson says. “It’s hard to “We became a famaccept that long-term soily partner when the 25 lutions are going to take a family project started last while. July,” Stevenson says. “I “We’re beginning to could tell it was somelearn that there are a multhing he was really comtitude of problems faced mitted to.” by these families on a daily The Stevensons inbasis,” she says. “Do they troduced their own sons, buy medicine or pay the who are 17 and 14, to the rent? Do they buy gas or Jameses. “We enjoy doing food? The James children are things together and we’ve “There are people in consistent honor roll students tried to make it a real famthe community who make ily partnership,” Stevenson those decisions every day,” says. “We meet face-to-face at least once a Stevenson says. “We’d like to think everymonth and we talk more frequently than thing could be fixed in a hurry, but it took a that.” long time to get in the situation and it will The family partners do more than just take a long time to get out of it.” assist their family. “We’re working to identify Daniel Dodd is the Step Up project dithe barriers that prevent people from getting rector. “Everyone’s been moved by the treout of poverty,” Stevenson says. mendous amount of support,” he says. “Our

action teams are really stepping up and volunteering for the process of helping people move to self-sufficiency. “The volunteers are really working with the families and learning with the families,” Dodd says. “It’s very enriching. It’s been really inspiring for all of us.” Dale Carlson-Bebout is Communications Director and Programs Support for Step Up Savannah. “Our role is to work with existing agencies and facilities,” she says. “It’s not just about getting a job. It’s about the support a family needs when coming from poverty.” Most of the jobs participants are hired for are entry-level positions, but CarlsonBebout says that’s just the beginning. “It isn’t the entry-level job that will get them out of poverty, but if they advance from there to other higher-paying jobs, it might,” she says. There is an economic component to the program. “We’re helping people who’ve never dealt with financial institutions or budgets to learn money management,” Carlson-Bebout says. “We’re focusing on getting the banks to work with the unbanked.” Participants also are learning about credit counseling and the earned income tax credit. “We help them build their assets, buy a home, start a savings program,” CarlsonBebout says. Step Up will be considered an ultimate success when the 2010 census reflects a reduction of poverty in the highest census tracts based on the 2000 census, CarlsonBebout says. “That is the mayor’s feeling. The work will never be done, since we are looking at those in poverty, unemployed and the working poor,” she says. “There are milestones each year about our goals and successes within the individual action teams and those are used as yearly benchmarks for forward movement toward continued on page 

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as they can,” James says. “People like them are doing things all over the community.” Family partners are community volunteers who work with the families, learn from them, identify common themes for the program’s action teams and help the families as they move out of poverty. Their help has been appreciated. “Some situations have been tough,” James says. “People need help. My family needs help.” The prospect of getting a better-paying job allows James to dream. “Maybe eventually I’ll own my own truck, or something like that,” he says. His wife, Jovonna, also has a dream — to have her own child-care business. Janet Stevenson is convinced the Jameses will be successful. “One thing we believe is that it’s not just Troy in this, it’s his entire family,” Stevenson says. “They’re a very strong family unit. We feel fortunate to be working with a family that has the father and the mother both in the home. “They have a desire to succeed, to make some changes to provide things for themselves and their children,” she says. “They have a willingness to work and they value education.” The James children consistently earn spots on the honor roll, a matter of family pride. “Another thing that will help Troy is that the situation was brought about because of a work-related accident,” Stevenson says. “It took longer than expected, but he has recovered and returned to work. We’re especially grateful his employer was willing to take him back.” As soon as the Stevensons were assigned to mentor the Jameses, their partnership began. “We set some goals,” Stevenson says. “We worked with them on a budget. We listen and try to be supportive.” Stevenson’s husband, Jim, began volunteering with what would become Step Up

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the ultimate poverty reduction goals.” Chatham County recently was awarded a Georgia County Excellence Award for demonstrating its commitment to reducing poverty and breaking its systemic causes through Step Up. “Foundations like the Ford Foundation have seen our model as very effective, primarily due to the integration of business in all aspects of the work,” Carlson-Bebout says. The poor pay out a higher percentage of their income for necessities, leaving little or no money for extras. And sometimes, solutions bring more problems. More than 50 percent of all job growth will occur in western Chatham County over the next 10 years, and employers will need an available workforce. But workers will need transportation to get there, and for many low-income families, owning a vehicle is an expense they simply can’t afford. “Some of the municipalities have opted out of CAT,” Carlson-Bebout says. “Employers are saying, ‘bring us a pool of labor.’ Now there is an opportunity for jobs, but some people have no way to get there.” Solutions might include providing bus passes for workings, or establishing some type of transport system. So far, Step Up is meeting the challenges. “We’re coming up on one year of working with the 25 families,” Carlson-Bebout says. “It’s been very, very positive, especially for the families. Several families are in jobs through the program. “People tend to have stereotypes,” she says. “They tend to focus on single mothers who don’t have health care, but some families in poverty have both the father and mother in home. It isn’t exactly what you would expect.” Some low-income families are reluctant to share their problems. “A lot fell to the family partners to uncover,” Carlson-Bebout says. “Just because people live in poverty doesn’t mean they don’t have pride. “The partners have helped people get their electricity put back on,” she says. “Another partner went and worked with a health care provider to help someone who was having a hard time paying a medical bill. “They’re helping people get back on their feet,” Carlson-Bebout says. “They’re helping break the cycle without being rude or overbearing or disrespectful of people’s dignity.” City Manager Michael Brown is credited with implementing the Step Up program, although he modestly says he merely helped kick it off. “I kept seeing the poor quality of life issues that revolve around poverty,”

Having a strong family unit has been vital to the James family’s efforts

he says. “A lot of us have stressful things in our lives. People in poverty feel them every day.” Brown often sees the effects of poverty in his job. “The city is in the utility business,” he says. “It’s heart-rending to me to hear people saying all they think about is how to get their water turned back on, their power turned back on.” The city already has tackled other issues of poverty, such as implementing the neighborhood revitalization program. “For a long time, Savannah has been revitalizing neighborhoods,” Brown says. “We’ve really done a lot.” But barriers such as low family income, teen pregnancy and other problems are keeping residents in poverty. “We kept looking at the statistics,” Brown says. “I started talking to people about what we can reasonably do. It gets overwhelming, but I believe we can come up with something practical.” The 25 families program is helping identify the barriers to self-sufficiency, Brown says. “We’re learning which are external, institutional, cultural and self-imposed,” he says. Brown knows the process will be slow. “We have to work through the system. When in overwhelming situations, you’ve got to do something first, then do something second, and then do it together,” he says. “When you’re in poverty, the utilities are constantly going on and off. People say, ‘I could get a better job, but then I’d have to get child care.’ Something must be done, because there are 10,000 to 12,000 people in poverty in Savannah,” Brown says. “I know families in poverty are overwhelmed by burdens. We’re looking at the essentials and working to fix one piece at a time,” says the city manager. “Some people get discouraged. But we’ve got to figure this thing out if we want to have a better quality of life for our families who are living in poverty.” w For more info go to To comment e-mail us at

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“We do see some domestic violence victims,” said James. “We work with Safe Shelter, the Magdalene Project and other domestic violence outreaches in those situations.” James adds that domestic violence does affect everyone, even men. “We recently had a gentleman stay with us that was a domestic violence victim,” she says. “A lot of times, with men and women, domestic violence is just one of the reasons an indivudual or family becomes homeless.” Economics, lack of employment, affordable day care, drug or alcohol abuse. The Salvation Army works with the Housing Authority and other agencies to help families get on their feet. But, ultimately the shelter encourages personal accountability and self sufficiency, says James. All the Salvation Army can do is provide the resources, she adds. Case workers try to give families employment resources and may even help set up job interviews, and assess job readiness. There are several programs in Savannah that offer on the job training for homeless. One program is the culinary program at The Starfish Café located at 719 East Broad Street. The café offers culinary classes to any homeless person who wants job training in the food industry. The café and its programs are run by the Union Mission Shelter and Savannah Technical College. The café is open daily and offers affordable gourmet meals. It has helped train hundreds for job placement. One woman, Roxanne, her five grandchildren, and one child of her own, have lived in the Salvation Army’s homeless shelter on Montgomery Street for several months at a time. Now they are in assisted housing. Her children are all toddlers, and two are in school, one pre-k and one in kindergarten. Roxanne moved to Savannah from Florida, for a fresh start. Roxanne is like many other homeless women. She has job experience, and has the know-how to get on her feet, but obstacles are around every corner. “I have eleven years of med tech experience,” says Roxanne.” The trouble is finding day care, it adds up.” With three very young children at home, it is nearly impossible to find steady work, she added. The Salvation Army has helped them, and even though Roxanne and her children have a roof, stability is hard to find. A job would open so many doors for her and the kids. “The Salvation Army has helped so much. Now I need a job,” says Roxanne. w For resources, go to www.homelessauthority. org. Call the Salvation Army at 651-7420 and Starfish Café at 790-8512.

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ationwide, families with children are the fastest growing population of homeless. Women and children make up almost half of Savannah’s nearly 4,000 homeless people, according to the Savannah–Chatham Authority for the Homeless. Across the country the numbers are even scarier: About 1.3 million children are homeless every year, says the Institute for Children and Poverty. And half a million families are homeless for more than 6 months. In Savannah, there are several options for homeless citizens, and especially for homeless families and children. Shelters and soup kitchens open their doors and hearts to children and their parent or parents. The Salvation Army is the city’s only emergency shelter available 24/7 to men women and children. The shelter on Montgomery Street can house up to 120 people, and offers a separate dorm for women and children. Although families can stay as long as they need, the Shelter tried to get them on their feet in six months, if that is possible. “Generally, the women and children’s dorm is full the entire year,” said Linda James, of Savannah’s Salvation Army. “Sometimes there’s even a waiting list.” James sees children of all ages come through the shelter. “Sometimes there is a dorm full of toddlers,” she adds. “And other times, it is young teenagers and high school children.” Charitable giving and donations all go down after the holidays, says James. “We have a need 365 days a year, 24/7,” said James. “We need help year round.” With over a hundred people in the shelter, the Salvation Army provides roughly 250-350 meals a day in their dining hall. The shelter needs everything from care items, like diapers, to food items, administrative volunteers, social services, and food workers. And they take volunteers all the time, especially for help with the women looking for work. “Sometimes we need someone to watch the kids, so that the women can go to interviews or individual meetings uninterrupted,” James says. The separate dorm for women and children can shelter 44-48 people. But, there have been times, especially during cold weather, where the shelter has made provisions to house more. But, the safety of everyone in the shelter is a priority for the Salvation Army. “We screen everyone well, because there are all sorts of challenges with women and children in a small area,” said James. “There are certain beds for substance abusers.” Domestic violence is certainly one reason, with many other factors, that a family can end up homeless.


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here’s plenty more spring left with plenty more to do in this town, but I can’t escape a certain bittersweet regret that the Savannah Music Festival is finally over. Not only is the event almost completely unique in this country, but this year’s edition in particular seemed to show an extraordinary evolution over past years, as well as tantalizing promise for the future. I expect to hear some concrete attendance numbers next week, and I’m certain they’ll be quite impressive. Connect covered to a lot of events this year and almost all were quite well-attended, with plenty of sell-outs. Most encouragingly, the Festival is clearly expanding its base beyond the usual affluent, older crowd. The entire Festival staff -- Rob Gibson, Daniel Hope, Maria Lancaster, Ryan McMaken, Jane Levy and everyone else both in front of and behind the scenes -- all deserve major kudos for a job well done. For me, At right, outgoing these two phoFestival Chairman Hart tos sum up Williford, left, much of what’s with Director Rob best about Gibson; below, the Savannah Music Festival. Roger Moss leads the Savannah Outgoing Children’s Choir Festival board chairman Hart Williford, shown with Director Rob Gibson accepting a framed print of this year’s Festival poster has made an enormous stamp on the Festival during his five-year tenure. Corny as it is to say, the modern Festival simply wouldn’t exist in its present form without Hart’s tireless -- and tirelessly optimistic -- support and leadership. The other photo is of Roger Moss leading the Savannah Children’s Choir at the Lucas Theatre during intermission at this year’s American Traditions Competition finals. While the entire show Friday night was great from beginning to end, I suspect many audience members, in an unguarded moment, might tell you the most entertaining part of the evening was the Choir’s simple, heartfelt and unaffected performance. Like Hart Williford, Roger Moss -- himself a former ATC finalist -- embodies all

that is good and fine about the Savannah Music Festival, and this community is endlessly richer for having these two gentlemen among us doing the good work that they do. This week’s outstanding Lead Story by Linda Sickler addresses one of the most important and wide-ranging -- yet tragically and inexplicably underreported -- aspects of Savannah life, the issue of poverty. I spend a lot of time listening to a lot of people extol the virtues and selling points of Savannah. There’s no doubt we’ve come a long way in a short amount of time, but there’s also no doubt that an unacceptably large percentage of the population is not taking part in this growth, and will be unable to do so anytime soon. And the cold hard truth is that the more people who live at or beneath the poverty level in Savannah, the more of us not at the poverty level will be unable to realize our dreams here. It’s not a political issue, and so there is no explicitly political answer. Liberals who want to spend more money on the issue have it only half right. Certainly more funding is needed, but no amount of money alone can ever solve this problem. Conversely, conservatives who insist “personal responsibility” is the sole answer are just as off-base. Wise men counsel us that no man is an island and we should treat our neighbor as we’d be treated ourselves. Therefore it’s always our responsibility to be concerned for the welfare of others and to lend a helping hand if needed. It will take all of us, of all parties and persuasions, working hard together to even make a dent in this issue. As Linda’s story indicates, one group trying to help is Step Up Savannah. Check out their efforts on page 6 if you haven’t done so already. Jim Morekis


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artist, Mona Hartoum, a Palestinian born in Beirut; or maybe the fascinating South Editor, African, William Kentridge, who used video I am a liberal, 23-year-old female who drawings, special techniques of animation considers herself to be largely impervious to and mixed media paintings to express his the blatant sexualization of today’s society. complicated visions of the past and future of Even so, everywhere we look, girls are being his country.” told that they must look a certain way, weigh Then Ms. Husband concludes, a certain amount, and posture becom“The artists in town would certainly ingly before the ogling eyes of benefit enormously by a dose of the masses. This is a sad fact cold water from the world of life in our world today. outside, and we would one But imagine my dise Editor: from across Letters to thah day see the results.” ters let ts in gust upon opening the pr t nn Connect Sava a letter does no As an artist living in ideas. Printing of front cover of last in m op tru e ec th sp t of the r endorsemen ou r ply this local community, I fo im d y ite ril ed week’s Connect issue necessa may be therein. Letters too await and seek the inions expressed to be confronted y. space and clarit spiration of art, created by a waif-like girl s@connectsava E-mail: letter by artists working on an 32 .99 31 posterior angled Fax: 912.2 ., Suite 7, 00 E. Victory Dr international stage. The 4 Snail mail: 18 40 obscenely at the 31 Savannah, GA benefits of opening up unprepared viewer’s our local art scene to include face. artist of international stature would Ever since American be enormous; with the new Jepson Apparel first opened its doors in downCenter for the Arts, we have both a town Savannah, they have consistently utigrand and impressive art center, the perfect lized the sexuality of young girls for their venue, with which to exhibit many of the prominent, half-page ads in the Connect. I world’s finest and established international have flipped past jumping girls in bras, in artists. Thank you Bertha. leotards and girls in the act of pulling down Marcia Neblett their single item of clothing (which just happened to be a pair of colored leggings). But Don’t shoot the messenger this shot took the cake; pie and all. Editor, Shouldn’t some standards be in place for When the message is backed by fact, a weekly publication that is so easily availattack the messenger. That has been the able to such a wide public audience? I have strategy of the Bush administration in its always enjoyed reading the Connect for its ruthless assault on the truth. informational and entertaining aspects. 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Most things come in threes, they say. So who will be Savannah’s third great Paula?


Even in the dentist’s office, where a flatscreened TV meets my eyes as I lay back in the chair for more torture, I see Paula Deen. Last time it was the staff Christmas party where she gave her husband a trip to Paris. For years, when I would tell people I was from Savannah, the first comment out of their mouths would be about SCAD. How someone spoke at their school or sent their high school age child information about SCAD and then kept sending them information about SCAD. Or how their niece or nephew goes to SCAD and that’s how they visited the town and what a great time they had and how lucky I was to live here. Whatever else you can say about the school, how large it has become, how quickly the graduates are able to get a job, how brilliant it was to make historic preservation an early major, what incredible people it gets to speak at graduation, how the art school has transformed the real estate market and revived and breathed new life into the old buildings (most, at least) in historic Savannah, I’m here to tell you the school has got the marketing thing down. Jesus, Joseph and Mary - oops, that threesome again have they got the marketing thing down. We will too once we complete the Paula triumvirate. We got the school part covered. And the food angle. Now we should get on the band wagon and go for the celebrity. We need to find a Third Paula who can swing with the times, come with a good idea and be able to spread the magic of Savannah. I’m open to suggestions but after much thought I’ve come up with my nomination: Paula Abdul. Not unlike Paulas No. 1, this Paula, a consummate marketer, has her finger on the pulse. From her start as a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers to her stint as a choreographer just when MTV hit its stride to a No. 1 album in the late ‘80s to a dance video to becoming a spokesman for eating disorders, which she experienced and overcame, to ta da! - a seat as a judge on the mightiest reality show of all, American Idol. And she’s Jewish. No, really. Not like Sammy Davis Jr., was Jewish, but Jewish Jewish. At least that’s what Wikipedia, our quick and easy source for all things in question, says. Although she is commonly mistaken as being part-black and bears an Arabic-sounding surname, Abdul is Jewish and of Sephardic and Ashkenazi descent. Now all we have to do is convince Abdul that everything is better with butter. w To comment e-mail us at E-mail Jane at

Mark your calendars for running, recycling and educational family fun. Family Fun Run! Join the Chatham County 4-H Earth Day Family Fun Run at 10AM on the east side of Forsyth Park. Enjoy some fresh air and healthy exercise with this 5K run/walk event before the festival begins. Registration begins at 9:30AM. To pre-register, call 652-7981. Recycling Anyone? Start the day by contributing to the reduction of landfill use and protecting our groundwater by bringing those hard to recycle items to the annual Recycle Rama sponsored by the LEPC and Chatham County. This convenient on day, drive-thru only (stay in your Car) recycle center will be at the south end of Forsyth Park (enter Park Ave. from Drayton St.) from 8am-11AM. Get rid of old paint, motor oil, tires, batteries, cell phones, printer cartridges, aluminum, metals, plastics, newsprint, magazines and used eyeglasses. Goodwill will also be on hand to take donations of clothes, furniture and old computers. Festival Time!

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After dropping off your recyclables, head over to the park for excitement, fun and informative events at the annual City of Savannah Earth Day Festival in the Park. See the nationally renowned performer Jack Golden in “Water, Water Everywhere” and the Disc-Associated Frisbee Dogs sponsored by MPC, numerous organizations and businesses will offer interactive, family friendly exhibits on how we can live more sustainably in our community. Be sure to check out these special events during the day: Georgia Organics: Coastal Growers Association Farmer’s Market: Learn about the importance of organic, local produce from these local growers and shop their fresh goods. Free Vision Screening hosted by the Georgia Lighthouse Foundation: Bring your old glasses and hearing aids to be recycled for others, and get your vision tested for free by their trained staff. Make Your Own Rain Barrel Workshop: Save water and money this summer! Sign up for these MPC sponsored sessions presented by Kelly Lockamy, landscape artist and owner of Organically Yours, on how to transform a 32 gallon trash can into a harvester of rain water. All registered participants will receive a free fixture kit and step by step guide. Sign up the day of the event or pre-register by calling 651-1456. Spaces are limited. For more information call 651-4241 or 651-2221.

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’m going out on a limb here. I’m not the sharpest blade in the drawer when it comes to making social predictions. By this time I thought we would all be driving smaller cars, living reduced life styles, taking care of one another. Silly me. (Although at least one friend of mine claims I was the first to trendspot the cupcake craze; cupcake shops, she now sees, are popping up on every street corner. One woman I know is eschewing the traditional wedding cake for... individual cupcakes). But if most things come in threes - and I believe they do, starting with that most famous of triumvirates in this upcoming Christian holiday - I’m waiting for the Next Great Paula to hit Savannah. Will the Lowcountry’s latest Paula please step forth! We need to fill the third spot. With the popularity wave Savannah is riding, finding and anointing the Third Paula could be the country’s next great reality show. I’m only serious. Any takers? Who out there dares to take her rightful place on the dais next to none other than Paula Wallace and Paula Deen, the two hardest working denizens of Savannah’s Paula-dom. I’m not about to say who among our two Paulas is No. 1 or No. 2. I’ll let them duke it out. (And I’ll let the ubiquitous Savannah College of Art and Design box office sell the tickets. They seem to sell tickets to everything around town, including church fundraisers). But at this point I’d have to say it’s neck and neck. Though to be fair Paula Wallace did get there first when she and her then husband Richard Rowan, who is now way out of the picture (Richard who?), and Paula’s parents, Paul Poetter and May Poetter, had a vision, took it to the historic district and in1978 started the Savannah College of Art and Design. But a decade later, nearly to the day and month, later we have the early stirrings of another Paula, the now indomitable, invincible and seemingly unconquerable Paula Deen, cook, restauranteur, writer, tv personality and all-around ambassador for Savannah and the good life. Every time an article appears on Paula Deen, which is frequent, I get a call and at least one copy of the article in the mail. Last month it was, “Did you see the cover feature story about Paula Deen in the New York Times? The one where she uses Saltines, mayonnaise, cream of mushroom soup and, oh yeah, butter, lots of butter?” My latest favorite gift with Savannah as the theme is Paula’s book.

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arahlyn Argrow has firsthand experience with hardship. Separated from her abusive husband, she found herself rearing five daughters on her own. For a while they were homeless, and even when they had a home, it wasn’t permanent. “We moved around quite a bit,” Argrow says. Through hard work and tenacity, Argrow pulled her family through the crisis. She also founded a non-profit organization called AWWIN - A Working Woman In Need, and today is its executive director. “It’s an organization designed to assist single working women,” Argrow says. “It came from the experiences I went through as a single working woman.” Sarahlyn Argrow with Scott Gordon AWWIN, Inc. was founded in August 2000. Argrow turned often find a common bond.” to the community organizations Because it’s a non-profit, AWWIN must and agencies that helped her and her family continuously work at fundraising. Recently and worked with them to develop a collabhelp came from the award-winning chefs orative partnership to help other women. of New South Cafe, Matt Cohen and Scott More than 400 families have been helped Gordon. They have started a program called by AWWIN so far. The participants of the Cooking for Charity, which is held on the program have been displaced for a variety of last Monday of the month to raise money for reasons, including divorce, illness, domestic seven local charities. For $100, participants violence and temporary loss of employment. learn to make such delectables as stuffed Many of the women have families that quail, shrimp and grits, Pad Thai, barbecue look to them for shelter, food and clothing. and crab cakes, then are served a gourmet Because they often work in low-paying jobs, lunch and presented with a certificate. they live paycheck to paycheck, sometimes The benefit for AWWIN was the first in finding themselves without money for even the series, and featured a lesson on cooking basic necessities. crab cakes. “Their goal is to raise $20,000 AWWIN works to give these women for charity,” publicist Scott West says. “This skills so they can find better jobs. At the little restaurant, this little room, is going to heart of the organization is its professional do that.” development program. A 30-week session of Cohen and Gordon have been successful classes in basic computing, typing and softin their restaurant and catering business and ware skills are provided. While AWWIN cliwant to give back to the community. ents attend classes from February through “I thought it would take us a year for us October, free childcare is provided. to be where we are today,” says Bunny Ware, It’s not just classes that are provided. who handles catering. “Matt is serious about The clients do mock interviews and public giving back. And AWWIN was a natural fit speaking to prepare for a real job search. for us.” In addition to classes, AWWIN proWhen informed AWWIN was the vides emergency stipends for housing, util“guinea pig” for the charity series, Argrow ity , food and transportation. Donations of responded that she was delighted. With a clothing are sought so the women can dress laugh, she said, “I like to be the head and not professionally as they enter the workforce. the tail.” w There are some heart-warming success Linda Sickler

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• After several cars were broken into at a Bull Street auto body shop, police worked together to establish surveillance and nabbed the suspect red-handed shortly before 1 a.m. on March 29. Police were waiting when Jordan Michael Rowell, 21, hopped over the fence at the auto body shop and entered a car parked in the compound. Officers watched Rowell as he searched through the car’s contents. Rowell was startled as the officers approached and placed him under arrest. A screwdriver and other burglary tools were found in his possession. The owner of the auto body shop is credited with helping catch Rowell, who was taken to jail and charged with entering an auto and possession of tools for the commission of a crime. He is being investigated in connection with other break-ins in the same area. • A falling tree limb on Ogeechee Road damaged a passing car. When an officer arrived, a man told him he was driving east when he heard a loud noise and felt a thump on his car. He said when he looked in his rear-view mirror, he saw that the back window of his car had been broken. The man stopped, got out and saw that the deflector for his sun roof also had been broken off. He said he wasn’t sure what had happened until he went around to the back and saw a tree limb lying in the road. The officer examined the damage and gave the man a case report number. The man said the only thing holding his window together was his hat. • The manager of a convenience store on Quacco Road called police and reported that two men were inside the store and they were shoplifting beer. When an officer arrived, the manager pointed out the two

suspects, who were standing near the front door. The officer immediately recognized one of the men, who had been banned from the property in the past, and placed him under arrest. He asked the suspect for his name, and was given a response he knew was incorrect. He searched the suspect and found a glass tube used for smoking crack cocaine and a 40-ounce beer. The manager had seen the suspect put the beer inside his jacket without paying for it. The second man also had stolen a beer, and he also was arrested. • Police were called to a residence on Alabama Avenue on a report that someone was trying to run over a woman with a car. Upon arrival, an officer spoke with the woman, who was inside her house by that time. She was upset and crying and said when she returned home for lunch, she found her husband inside. The couple was separated, but the man had a key to the house. She said she told him to leave and take his picture album with him, and he became angry and grabbed a bag of her personal items and threw it outside. She said she grabbed a hammer and threatened to break out a window in his vehicle. She put the hammer down and got her keys to leave, but the man grabbed her and told her she wasn’t going anywhere. The argument continued outside the house. The woman said when she tried to leave, the man tried to run over her with his car.

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• The manager of a Mall Boulevard fastfood restaurant called police after discovering that one of her shift managers had been taking money from the restaurant’s bank deposits. The manager said there were several instances of fraudulent deposits. She produced an 11-page manifest from the bank to verify the records of the claimed versus the actual deposits the man made. She also provided a copy of the paperwork with six incidents annotated on it, which was logged in as evidence. w

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A 69-year-old man was arrested March 29 for stabbing his 72-yearold roommate over a bottle of Fleishman’s gin. Police arrived on the scene to find Howard Williams taking a drink as he bled profusely from a stab wound to the lower back. Paramedics rushed him to the hospital, despite his protests about leaving behind the bottle that led to the fight. The alleged attacker, Johnny Smith, stood by and watched as Williams was loaded into an ambulance. Police said the two were arguing over the bottle of gin when Smith pulled a kitchen knife and stabbed Williams. Smith was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. Williams was listed in fair condition at Memorial Health University Medical Center.

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| News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Jailhouse Rock!


The West Tennessee Detention Facility A group of “extremist” rabbis (the (Mason, Tenn.) made a video pitch for Sanhedrin, about 70 in number) announced California inmates, hoping some would volin February that they want Judaism to reunteer to be outsourced under that state’s sume the centuries-ago practice of includprogram to relieve overcrowding. The harding animal sacrifices in services and that timers should come east, the video urged, resumption should start, for historical reabecause of West Tennessee’s “larger and sons, in the Jerusalem compound of Temple cleaner jail cells, 79 TV channels, including Mount (but known primarily now as Islam’s ESPN, views of peaceful cow pastures, and Al Aqsa Mosque). According to the rabbis, ... the ‘Dorm of the Week,’ (with its inmates) sacrifice (especially of sheep) was a centerstaying up all night, watching a movie and piece of services in the Old City, but they eating cheeseburgers or pizza,” accordacknowledge that it is unrealistic to expect ing to a March description in Nashville’s current Muslim officials to tolerate the Tennessean. “You’re not a number here,” practice. said one inmate. “You come here, it’s U.S. Justice Department statispersonalized.” (California’s outsourctics released in January showed ing program is facing a lawsuit from that nationally, inmates in state Be weary of the prison guards’ union, anxious prisons (between ages 15 and 64) Franchise about job loss.) die at a rate of about 20 percent Pharmacists less than people of that age in The Continuing the general population. Black inmates, especially, appear to Crisis suffer lower mortality behind Retired German farmer Karl prison walls, where the death Szmolinsky told reporters in January rate is less than half what it is on that he had agreed to visit North the outside. Korea in April to give tips on how he managed to breed huge rabbits News That Sounds (around 20 to 25 pounds), which he Like a Joke believes the Koreans view as one anAlabama state officials answer to their hunger crisis. He has nounced in February that they had idenalready sent a sampler of 12 monster tified more than $438,000 in abuses of rabbits, which should produce 60 offthe financial aid program at Bishop State spring a year, with one providing “a filling Community College in Mobile, including meal for eight people,” he told Der Spiegel. $87,000 in athletic scholarships awarded to Walter C. Stevens, 81, thought he had 42 relatives of employees (and others) who buried his allegedly disreputable past, but played no sports. Included was one employan underground water problem at his foree’s 67-year-old disabled grandmother, who mer residence in Sierra Vista, Ariz., brought received scholarships in three sports (but it back. When an area in the yard flooded, a was unable to use them, in that she passed plastic bag emerged, containing videotapes away shortly after the paperwork came that the FBI now says Stevens had made in through). the 1970s and 1980s of himself having sex According to a Beijing Youth Daily rewith underage girls in Japan, South Korea port distributed by Reuters news service in and Thailand. February, an unidentified Chinese businessman posted an online job offer for a “substitute” mistress. That is, in order to save his

marriage, he had agreed to allow his wife to beat up his mistress and thus needed a stand-in to absorb the whipping, to spare the real mistress. He offered the equivalent of about $400 per 10 minutes of pain.

People in Need of Adult Supervision

(1) Gary Galleberg, a former vice mayor of Naples, Fla., pleaded guilty to battery in February for spitting on the table of restaurant diners whose offense had been to ask Galleberg, twice, to convince his small daughter to stop banging on the window next to their table. (2) Serbian anesthesiologist Spasoje Radulovic and surgeon Dragan Vukanic had an “all-out” fight in a Belgrade hospital’s operating room in February, and then outside, punching and slapping each other while an assistant surgeon was forced to finish the operation. The nature of the dispute was not disclosed, according to a Reuters report.

Fetishes on Parade

(1) In Omaha, Neb., in February, Kevin Oliver, 36, was convicted of criminal impersonation for tricking two women into giving him urine samples by convincing them, falsely, that he was a recruiter for T-Mobile and needed the samples to complete their employment applications. (2) In a February Internet global survey of fetishism, researchers from Italy’s University of Bologna concluded that feet (and shoes) were the world’s most popular objects of desire, followed at a distance by underwear and “body fluids.” Neither genitals nor breasts nor legs nor buttocks were selected by more than 4 percent of those surveyed, and two people indicated a thing for pacemakers (but it was not disclosed whether the two had yet found each other).

Least Competent Criminals

Crooks Who Need More Time in the Gym: (1) A 60-year-old woman turned on

a 19-year-old man who had tried to hijack her car in Frisco, Texas, in February, and shot him with his own gun. (2) A petite clerk in her 20s followed on foot the man who snatched her store’s cash drawer in Hamilton, Ontario, in February, confronted him and snatched it back. (The man made another try for the cash drawer, but in a tugof-war, the clerk again prevailed.) (3) Four American senior citizens on a cruise, on a stopover in Limon, Costa Rica, fought off a band of young muggers in February, and in fact one senior (age 70) killed one of the thugs (age 20) with his bare hands, according to an Associated Press report.

No Longer Weird

Adding to the list of stories that were formerly weird but which now occur with such frequency that they must be retired from circulation: (79) The punk who tries to outrun police, only to be caught because his baggy jeans slip down and trip him, as happened to Chad Mercer, 20, in Wilmington, Del., in February, as he fled from a traffic violation and a gun-possession charge. (80) Criminal entrepreneurs who cleverly brag about their enterprises on Web sites such as, like Bennie Rangel, 26, of Georgetown, Texas, who posted details of his cocaine business, along with a photo of himself fondling money (which led to a March sentencing of 70 years in prison).

Undignified Deaths

(1) In Pittsburgh in February, Antwon Williams, 45, who police said was in the act of consummating a drug sale, reached into a customer’s car to prevent him from driving away without paying but got stuck in the window, and as the customer sped down the street, Williams’ body was severed cleanly in two by a utility pole. (2) The South Carolina Public Safety Department reported in January that 122 pedestrians were killed on the state’s roads in 2006, but “almost onethird,” according to an Associated Press analysis, weren’t actually “pedestrians,” but people “lying illegally in (the) road.” w

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Burning objects entering Earth’s atmosphere narrowly missed striking a Chilean airliner that was preparing to land in New Zealand. The pilot of a LAN Chile jetliner reported to air traffic controllers that he had seen pieces of burning “space junk” about 40 seconds of flight time in front of the aircraft, as well as behind the plane. Examination of the aircraft after it landed in Auckland showed that it had not been hit. New Zealand authorities had been warned by the Russian government that an obsolete satellite was about to fall into the Pacific. But NASA said that debris re-entered the atmosphere 12 hours after the pilot’s report, leading them to believe the objects were most likely meteors.

Taiwan launched an unprecedented program to protect up to a million butterflies from being killed per day as they migrated across a busy highway. Drivers on an elevated section of the freeway were warned to expect delays when clouds of up to 11,000 butterflies per minute caused officials to block the roadway. This is the first year that such a closure has been enforced. Local authorities also erected a net along the highway designed to force the insects to fly above the traffic. Ultraviolet lights were placed beneath the road to lure the lightsensitive insects under the traffic lanes. The National Freeway Bureau said protecting purple-spotted butterflies far outweighed any inconvenience to motorists.

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Indonesian officials evacuated about 15,000 people living on islands near Komba, an uninhabited island in the Flores Sea shaken by tremors from an awakening volcano. Fishermen who occasionally land there were advised to remain more than a mile offshore. Residents in the nearby villages of Buyasuri and Omesuri said their groundwater supply suddenly turned salty after Mount Batutara started rumbling.

Tropical Cyclones

Cyclone Kara drenched the same areas of northwestern Australia that have been battered by three previous storms since January. • The South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu was skirted by Category 2 Cyclone Becky. Remnants of the storm caused flash flooding in far northern New Zealand after the area received the equivalent of two months of rainfall within 24 hours.

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A ravenous caterpillar rarely seen in Uganda invaded farms and fields across the East African nation, causing concern that the infestation could bring a famine. The insect was identified as lepidoptera, which was first observed in Uganda in 1913. It has appeared several times since then, causing damage to cassava, potato and banana crops. Farmers in the worst affected areas sprayed their crops with a mixture of ash and water in a bid to repel the insects.

Bangladesh Tempest

Hailstorms pounding Bangladesh’s southern coast left at least 10 people dead and injured nearly 300 others. The severe storm also brought winds of up to 60 mph that wrecked mud homes, uprooted trees and tore apart terraces built for rice crops. Survivors said the storm lasted for about 20 minutes, and most people were killed in house collapses.

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Western Japan was rocked by a 6.9 magnitude temblor that killed one person and injured nearly 200 others. More than 880 buildings in the Hokuriku region were damaged, 59 of them destroyed. Strong aftershocks prompted hundreds of people to remain outdoors during the two days that followed the initial quake. • A number of houses on the western Greek island of Cephalonia were damaged by a 5.9 magnitude quake that also caused parts of the island’s airport to collapse. The shaking damaged some prized antiquities at Cephalonia’s Argostoli Museum. • Earth movements were also felt in southern Iran, Vanuatu and around Kansas City.


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The capture of one of Australia’s largest cane toads coincided with warnings that the non-native species threatens to invade up to 76 percent of the country’s coastline, including areas near Sydney. The nearly 2-pound warty amphibian found on the outskirts of Darwin was the size of a small dog. The environmental group Toadwatch, which dubbed the creature “Toadzilla,” said it was discovered leading a mating orgy that could have spawned thousands of offspring ready to spread even farther across Australia. The toads have become one of the country’s greatest environmental disasters since they were introduced in 1935 to combat a beetle that was damaging Queensland’s sugarcane crop. They overwhelmed native species and now populate a vast stretch of Australia’s northern coastal strip. w

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| Music Feature by Jim Reed

Maundy, Maundy

Trinity UMC weds music to enlightenment in a non-traditional service


onnectivity. It’s something Tom Kohler knows a thing or two about. Recognized as something of an expert in bringing people of different backgrounds together for the betterment of all concerned, the head of Chatham Savannah Citizen Advocacy is usually someone worth listening to when he bends your ear. Such was the case a few months back when he approached me with a gleam in his eye to ask if I —as someone connected to the local music community— thought that area players, singers and songwriters would attend a church service that not only centered around popular music, but in fact consisted of nothing but popular music. Seems he had been to such a service last year at the request of his old friend Enoch Hendry, who’s the Reverend of Trinity United Methodist Church (next to the Telfair Museum), and Tom had been wowed. “Picture this,” he said, with the conspiratorial look of someone adept at getting folks to eat unappetizing things which might be very good for them. “People file into the church in complete silence. Then, a series of contemporary songs are played over the PA. Folk, rock, soul, gospel, bluegrass — you name it. They’re meant to embody certain aspects of spirituality. Between each song there’s a brief silence in which personal reflection is encouraged. Then, everyone leaves.” “No sermon?” “No sermon.” “No other expectations of any sort? “Nope.” “Interesting,” I thought out loud. Tom had gone into this “service” expecting little but a pleasant diversion, and had left some-

thing of a minorly changed man. Not necessarily more religious or spiritually minded, and certainly not a Methodist — yet, somehow more grounded, and more connected with the invisible strings which bind people to the transformative magic of music, and music to the rather nebulous concept of a higher power. Tom thought it would be great if local musicians of all beliefs (or lack thereof) could be convinced to join this year’s installment (Rev. Hendry’s been holding this lowkey affair every Maundy Thursday since he came to Trinity five years back), but in truth, this kind of inclusive, outside-the-box happening could appeal to all manner of music lovers, whether they play or not. Hendry first started hosting such a service about 15 years ago while ministering in Knoxville, when he struggled to find a way to connect college students’ love of pop culture to what he perceived as a need for more spirituality in their lives. “When I was in college, all these songs on the radio were marketed as pop, but when you actually listened to the words, they were quite plainly spiritual in nature. Without being co-opted by organized religion, which turns some folks off,” Hendry says. “Like ‘Jesus Is Just Alright With Me.’ In fact, “‘Morning Has Broken,’ which Cat Stevens didn’t write, but made famous, has actually been accepted into our United Methodist hymnal!” says Hendry. “Many people know Rod Stewart’s version of “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You,” and it appears to be about a wife or girlfriend. Yet, when Van Morrison wrote

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and sang that song initially, he’s admitted that it was directed at the Lord. You go back to Sam & Dave, Aretha Franklin, Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis. They all came out of the church, and it informed their music,” he says. Hendry says while the service’s structure is traditional (it includes a call to worship, invitation, confessional prayer and the offer of Holy Communion), it’s done solely through the words and music of John Prine, U2, Elvis Costello, Indigo Girls, Bob Dylan, Steve Earle and more. Hendry says that even though the church seats over 500, only about 30 folks show up each year, although he hopes that with this added publicity, they’ll come close to 100 this time. And even if it stays at around 30, he feels it’s worthwhile. “I met Steve Earle at a dinner years ago. I showed him our program and explained the idea behind using his song. He was really intrigued by the possibilities and thought it was a cool idea. “Not everyone thinks it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread,” he chuckles. “But then again, they’re not supposed to. It’s all about spurring the same internal dialogue.” w This service takes place 8 pm Thursday at Trinity UMC on Barnard Square.


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aul Miller will spend two nights lecturing and performing here in the next few days, but it won’t be the guy with the shock of red hair that owns Vinnie Van Go-Go’s. This Paul Miller is better known internationally by his stage name of DJ Spooky. “Tha’ Subliminal Kid” is perhaps the most celebrated and acclaimed turntablist walking the earth. An intellectual academic who holds degrees in French literature and philosophy, he pioneered the use of hip-hop and the sampling culture in modern-day educational discourse, cut dance club hits and remixed tracks for such disparate artists as Metallica and Nick Cave. When not collaborating with everyone from Thurston Moore to Dr. Octagon, he’s a published author (his latest book Rhythm Science connects the dots between hip-hop and the digital arts) who just wrapped production on Yoko Ono’s new CD — previewable at I caught up with Miller in Portugal for a quick round of Almost 20 Questions.

Which do you enjoy more, recording your own music or remixing the work of others?

Your first brand and model of turntable?

Where’s the last place in the world you’d want to hear one of your tracks? DJ Spooky: President Bush’s Cabinet meetings. I can imagine Condi Rice leaning over to Bush and saying, “This is what kids in the Middle East are listening to!”

Type of turntable you favor currently?

DJ Spooky: Technics 1200.

What 7-inch changed your life early on?

DJ Spooky: King Stitt’s “Fire Corner”.

iTunes or Soulseek?

DJ Spooky: Limewire and iTunes...

James Brown or George Clinton?

DJ Spooky: Let’s try a remix: James Clinton? George Brown?

Minor Threat or Fugazi?

DJ Spooky: Minor Threat!

Favorite Sonic Youth album?

DJ Spooky: Goo.

Any sci-fi writers you’re compelled to read?

DJ Spooky: William Gibson, Phillip K. Dick, Samuel Delaney, Bruce Sterling...

Is the album as a stylistic endeavor dead? DJ Spooky: Nah, it’s going to evolve. People just need to update the formula. The CD will go out before vinyl! Mark my words! Nostalgia is a big market. What one Sun Ra LP would you give to an uninitiated listener, and why? DJ Spooky: Space Is The Place. It’s a movie and soundtrack — the future of albums. The greatest compliment anyone’s paid you? DJ Spooky: That they had great sex while one of my mixes was playing!

Heaviest rotation in your headphones now? DJ Spooky: I really love the old Trojan Records soundsystem stuff. Probably Lee “Scratch” Perry and King Tubby are on highest rotation on my playlist these days. So much electronic music is boring now. What’s the worst part of being who you are? DJ Spooky: My flight has been cancelled —twice— and I’ve been sitting in Lisbon for 36 hours. That’s the worst: flight delays.   Jandek: Pure genius or calculating fraud? DJ Spooky: Who? w DJ Spooky’s lecture/Q & A/book signing take place 7:30 pm Tuesday, and his live video performance art concert with Chinese string player Yora Boon at 8 pm Wednesday. Both Trustees Theater shows are free, but require tickets from SCAD’s Box Office.

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DJ Spooky: An old Blaupunkt, if I remember correctly. Or a Sony... It’s been a while.

DJ Spooky: Doing remixes is practice for things I develop later on. I guess it’s one of those mix/remix scenarios. I like ‘em both!

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of cohorts brought to original tunes as well as radically reworked arrangements of tunes by the likes of Weather Report (Douglas transposed Wayne Shorter’s horn parts to the dobro). By the time Douglas put down his acoustic instrument to strap on a teal, electriThe Jerry Wycliffe Gordon plays his muted trombone in fied model and run Douglas it through an array Orleans Hall as James Chirillo looks on of effects pedals that Band could easily have belonged to Living Colour For those who know this internationguitarist Vernon Reid, there could be no ally celebrated dobroist only as a sideman to doubt that his musical world view far exsinger/songwriter Alison Krauss, or for his ceeds the realms of country, Celtic and bluework on the smash soundtrack to the film grass. -- Jim Reed O Brother Where Art Thou, the variety and mercurial nature of this mesmerizing set ‘Swing Time’ with his band might have come as a shock. Despite the fact that many of the parBut to those of us who know Douglas as ticipants in this Orleans Hall event had ala relentlessly inventive virtuoso on an inready appeared earlier in this festival in strument not normally thought of as having different combinations, if anything, that had its own place in the worlds of rock, psycheonly served to warm them up for this show. delic music or I caught the last set of the night, and bejazz fusion, it tween 7-string guitar whiz Bucky Pizzarelli was little more (who, at 81 years young, played faster and than a breathmore inventively than most standouts four taking validecades his junior might), and horn legdation of his end Ken Peplowski’s dizzying explorations status as a muin tonal breath control on both clarinet and sical pioneer sax, the other featured artists —including at the peak of jazz guitarist James Chirillo, veteran Tom his powers. Waits and John Zorn standup bassist Greg The overall Cohen, fellow 7-string guitarist Howard volume of the Alden and drummer Chuck Riggs— had show threattheir work cut out for them. ened to drown Before The Marcus Roberts Trio (feaout the subJerry Douglas at the turing the sublime bassist Roland Guerin Trustees tlety of his alterand quirky, Muppet-like trap drummer exnately ethereal traordinaire Jason Marsalis) took the stage and fiery slide work, but in the end, even to close the night on a decadently funky jam that could not diminish the power his group with seemingly omnipresent trombonist much soul as an explosion in a mayonnaise factory— I’d had enough and split, at approximately the same time Marcus Roberts rose decisively from his seat and made a beeline for the dressing room. -Jim Reed

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night, but does the Festival really want the ATC to be a mere American Idol-style popuNo one in the Lucas Theatre Friday night larity contest? Second question: Does asking -- including Sharon Clark herself, judgthat make me an old fart? -- Jim Morekis ing from her reaction -- expected Sharon Clark of Hyattsville, Md., to win this year’s Piano Showdown 2007 American Traditions Competition. But Technically not a showdown at all, but win she did, and her victory raises some inmore of a showcase (which was a bit disapteresting questions about the evolution of pointing, as I’d come hoping for some serithis hot-ticket event, itself the oldest legacy ous head-cutting), it featured abbreviated of the Festival, going back to when it was solo sets by Terry Waldo —a Eubie Blake called Savannah Onstage. protégé known worldwide as a leading expoCredit where it’s due: Clark’s perfornent of ragtime mance was the and early jazz— only one I’d and the perenpay to see on nial SMF favorite its own. Her Marcus Roberts warm, synco—who never fails pated pureto amaze with jazz vocal his endless mustyle -- comsical vocabulary plete with an and ability to extended, detransform even lightful bout mundane proof scat singing gressions into -- was an inradiant displays stant crowdof nuance and pleaser, and I inflection. mean that in The show the best way. closed with But was the tag-team Clark’s proSharon Clark falls out as she realizes she’s won the of Bob Seely gram as repreAmerican Traditions Competition at the Lucas and Bob “Boogie sentative of the Bob” Baldori, contest’s spirit both established pianists in their own right as fellow contestant Monica Murphy’s? for decades, who have toured as a duo for Clearly not, since it featured but a single the couple of years after a chance meeting at style. Was she as dynamic and expert an a tribute to the late, great Johnnie Johnson. all-round performer as runner-up Morgan Together, their speed and dexterity on tricky James? I didn’t think so, nor did anyone else compositions provide a thrilling link to the I talked to. Did her program show creativity classic “four-handed” stride work of decades in song selection, as did Catherine Clarke’s past. However, in the case of Baldori, there is daring, dark choices? No, she reprised heralso an unfortunate link in his stage patter to self -- quite a feat considering hers was only the awkward, homophobic humor of grade a ten-minute performance of three songs! Z Borscht Belt comics of decades past. As engaging a jazz singer as she is, I’m By the time Baldori picked up a mouth not sure Clark’s win would be what the conharp for their finale (a hokey, honky run test’s founder, Ben Oxnard, had in mind. through Muddy Waters’ signature tune “Got Certainly a good time was had by all Friday My Mojo Workin’”) —which had about as

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A review in the daily paper informed us that Savannah Music Festival Associate Artistic Director and virtuoso violinist Daniel Hope ran out of gas while soloing in Sunday’s Festival finale, the daunting Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major. The critic went on to speculate that Hope’s allegedly empty tank was a result of playing a concert pretty much every day during the Festival -- i.e., what Daniel Hope does just about every day of the year, every year, that is, play a concert. This is only a problem for him in Savannah, apparently. Who knew? As for this reviewer, I was sitting no more than 12 feet away from Hope during his performance with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and can tell you there was no shortage of power and passion in his playing, the caliber of which has rarely been seen in local classical music circles, ante-SSO or post. One can quibble all day about the Lucas Theatre’s acoustics, but the truth is that one can only bow a violin so loud. Certainly Hope has a light, fluid and sensitive bowhand, moreso than most. Frankly, it’s one of the aspects of his playing I admire most, and one that sets him apart. Should we really expect him to change his style to compensate for lessthan-perfect acoustics? Acoustics aside, at some point live music always comes down to two things: Feeling, and the notes themselves. On Sunday Daniel Hope was in short supply of neither, masterfully and delicately hitting all the challenging double-stops in this piece, sweetly working his way high up the E string, wringing every last romantic aspect out of this quintessentially romantic concerto. I’m more of a baroque man personally, but I’d guess Brahms himself would have been proud. -- Jim Morekis

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This show at the Lucas wound up being a little over two-thirds full, but by the mood inside that room, you’d have sworn it was oversold and beyond capacity. Guster’s members are all in their mid-thirties, but you’d have thought they were teen heartthrobs the way this crowd of high schoolers, college kids and young adults were acting. Pressed against the stage, they screamed and stomped their feet for Guster’s acoustic encore at the lip of the Lucas stage encores, brazenly held camWycliffe Gordon, Peplowski and Alden perera phones and taboo camformed a couple of horn and guitar duos that corders aloft, and one daring soul even stage found them synching up for a series of notedove before being summarily escorted from for-note runs that left the sold-out crowd as the premises (when’s the last time you heard breathless as the red-faced clariof that happening at the netist. -- Jim Reed SMF?). It was touching to see ‘Le Jazz Hot’ with John a young girl climb onstage Jorgenson Quintet afterward to grab one of I’d heard the hype about John the bandmembers’ setlists Jorgenson before, but never havas a souvenir, and it further ing seen him perform, I dismissed reinforced what I know to it. “Guitars and jazz just aren’t a be the case: that there is good fit” has usually been my dean under served market of fault position. young people in our area Color me wrong! Playing sick who are desperate for the runs up and down the neck of chance to see all-ages shows his acoustic like he was grating by well-known rock and cheese, Jorgenson put on a display pop bands at a reasonable of fretwork fireworks that had the price. -- Jim Reed Orleans Hall crowd both rapt with Geno Delafose attention and raucous in enjoyIt’s a shame Orleans Hall ment. When he dialed it back won’t be available for the for some incredibly delicate, Savannah Music Festival harmonic-heavy solo work, the in future years. Audiences contrast with his usual full-tilt have really responded to assault made the soft stuff all the venue’s rare combinathe more effective. Geno Delafose, Challenged by the nearly equal background, sings while tion of open spaciousness and club-like collegialmastery of Stephan Dudash on five the crowd dances ity. Case in point were the string viola -- the two men clearly three sets Saturday night by keying off each other the whole Zydeco performer Geno Delafose. As with performance -- Jorgenson whipped his band most all Orleans Hall Festival performances, through a number of fast, lively yet evocathe place was packed and the crowd most aptive Gypsy jazz standards, with a decidedly preciative -- enjoying the music and dancing, French leaning. yet relaxed and comfortable. While the music At one point, he even paid homage to itself wasn’t gypsy jazz what I anticigreat Django pated -- more Reinhardt of an emphasis by using only on recognizetwo fingers of able party tunes his left hand than the au-- emulating thentic South Reinhardt’s Louisiana childhood Creole reperinjury which toire I expected nonethe-- the crowd less seemed didn’t mind at to limit all, enjoying him not at every accorall. -- Jim dion note and Morekis slap of the snare drum. -- Sonja John Jorgenson, left, with Stephan Dudash at right Wallen

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This locally-based pianist and singer has a long history of interpreting the tunes of this legendary songwriter. He’s released his own versions of many of Mercer’s compositions, and now —with help from bassist Johnny Kennedy— Chandler’s put together this show which intersperses Mercer tunes alongside historical notes and personal reflections on the material (plus anecdotes provided by those who knew the man well). The second half of the show takes the style of a 1940s radio broadcast and features many talented ‘Boro and Atlanta-based performers. Call (912) 212-2787 for $10 advance tickets. Sat., 7 pm, Emma Kelly Theater in the Averitt Center for The Arts (Statesboro).

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This up-and-coming drummer, composer, and arranger has toured with Jazz Hall of Famers, and jammed with his uncle, the legendary vocalist Little Jimmy Scott (!). He’s worked with everyone from Stevie Wonder and Milt Jackson to Wynton and Branford Marsalis and Donald Harrison. He’ll play this rare Savannah date with his backing band The Jazz Prophets. $10 cover. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, 10:30 pm & midnight, Kokopelli’s Jazz Club.

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Tight local metalcore band that recently released an explosive indie CD. With Ashes of An Empire, Chevy Chase Stabbed The King and Practically Athens. Sat., 7 pm, Lion’s Club (Rincon) - ALL-AGES.

Applied Communications

An awkward, (faux?) naive one-man electronic music/performance art project of Jacksonville, Fla.’s Max Wood. For this show it’ll just be his unamplified voice and keyboard. He says to expect a “semi-motivational set” with “people jumping around and talking about the world with each other.” Bobby Scrumptious fans should start lining up now. Thurs., 9 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.

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Longtime area singer/guitarist with a working repertoire of sevArum Rae eral thousand popular songs in a variety of genres. Wed. & Sun. - Mon., 9 pm, Bayou Café + Fri., 8 pm, Hercules (Pt. Wentworth) + Sat., 9 pm, Augie’s (Richmond Hill) .

Deep Blue 3

Excellent and versatile modern electric blues combo. Fri., 9 pm, Augie’s Bar & Grill (Richmond Hill).

Eat Mo’ Music

Funky, instrumental soul-jazz quartet. Fri., 9:30 pm, Tantra Lounge.

The 8-Tracks

Eclectic local cover act (feat. members of Superhorse, GAM and Hot Pink Interior) playing rarely-heard rock, soul and vintage country tunes. Fri., 10 pm, The Jinx.

Fire & Rayne

Atlanta electric cover duo (yes, those are their names) that cite Poison, Nickelback, Kansas, Styx and Skid Row as influences. This is a Will Ferrell movie waiting to happen. Fri. - Sat., 10 pm, Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub.

Listen 2 Three

Promising young rock trio playing covers and originals with solid musicianship and youthful exuberance. Thurs., 7 pm, Fri. - Sat., 10 pm, Tubby’s (Thunderbolt).

Sean Mills

Acoustic Widespread Panic Tribute show. Fri., 10 pm, Locos (downtown).


Charlotte-based singing guitarist whose material is both vaguely funky and wistful at the same time. Fri., 9 pm, Metro Coffee House - ALL-AGES.

Pure In Heart

Local Christian hip-hop group. Thurs., 8 pm, Cornwall Church of God + Fri., 7:30 pm, Abundant Life Deliverance Center.

Quarter Tank

Acoustic combo playing well-known bar favorites. Sat., 8 pm, The Warehouse.

Arum Rae

Way-cool ex Berklee Grad from Virginia who’s debut CD Too Young To Play The Blues is a furious backwater slide guitar workout that’s easily better than half the shit Fat Possum’s put out for years. Sat., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.

The Ruins

Bellowing, grungey, original local hard rock. Tues., 10 pm, Slugger’s.

Corey Smith

This singer/songwriter’s grown a massive fanbase through word of mouth and the web, and adds over 200 MySpace friends per day. He plays non-threatening country-tinged roots-rock (with quirky pop leanings). At press time there were less then 100 seats left, so best of luck. Thurs., 8 pm, Armstrong Atlantic State University Fine Arts Center - ALL-AGES.

Peter Tavalin

Solo piano dates from a celebrated keyboardist and jazz composer. Fri., 5 pm & Sun., 11 am, Mansion on Forsyth Park.


Motown, shag, beach and soul hits. Fri., 9 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park.

The Train Wrecks

Gutsy roots-rock combo led by songwriter Jason Bible. Thurs., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law + Fri., 8 pm, The Warehouse + Sat., 6 pm, Dewey’s Dockside (Tybee).

Greg Williams

Prolific songwriter in the vein of Petty & Hendrix . Thurs., 5 pm, One Hot Mama’s (Bluffton) + Fri., 10 pm, Jen’s & Friends + Sat., 4 pm & 7 pm, Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House (Wilmington Isl.).

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Popular acoustic covers with strong vocals. Fri., 6 pm, Dewey’s Dockside.


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Live Music TBA (7 pm)

EL PICASSO (319 Main St., Garden City)

Karaoke (8 pm)


Live Music TBA (9 pm)

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Peter Tavalin, Jazz Pianist

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SAVANNAH SMILES (314 Williamson St.)


SPANKY’S (River St.)

DOC’S BAR (Tybee)


Mr. Wiley (9 pm)

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

514 WEST (514 MLK, Jr. Blvd.)

Kim Polote & David Duckworth (noon & 6:30 pm) FRENCH QUARTER CAFÉ (Statesboro)

Miles Ahead (9 pm)


#@*! Karaoke

GILLEY’S (Hinesville)

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

HERCULES (Pt. Wentworth)

Chief (8 pm)

HUC-A-POOS (Tybee)

Live Music TBA (9 pm) THE HYATT

Live Music TBA (8 pm)

THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)

Live Music TBA (8 pm) Karaoke (9 pm)

STEAMERS (Georgetown)

Live Music TBA (9 pm) STINGRAY’S (Tybee)

Live Music TBA (7 pm) TANTRA LOUNGE

Eat Mo’ Music (9:30 pm)

Live Music TBA (7 pm)

TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)

Listten 2 Three (10 pm) TURTLE’S (Statesboro)

Live Music TBA (10 pm)

Deborah Brown w/The Ben Tucker Trio (8 pm)



Live DJ


Live Music TBA (9 pm)

VFW CLUB (Hinesville)

Greg Williams (10 pm)


The 8-Tracks (10 pm)



Live Music TBA (7 pm)

JUKEBOX BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)

The Train Wrecks (8 pm)


WAYS STATION TAVERN (Richmond Hill) Karaoke (9 pm) WESLEY MONUMENTAL UNITED METHODIST (429 Abercorn St.) First Friday for Folk Music (7:30 pm) WET WILLIE’S

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



Harry O’Donoghue

Live Music TBA (10 pm)


Fire & Rayne (10 pm) MULBERRY INN

The Champagne Jazz Trio (8 pm)

PLUM’S (Beaufort)

Jeff Norwood

POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)

Live Music TBA (8 pm)

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

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

RETRIEVER’S (Statesboro)

Live Music TBA (8 pm) SAVANNAH BLUES

Bottles & Cans (10 pm)


DJ Analog Kid (10 pm)

SAVANNAH SMILES (314 Williamson St.)

Dueling Pianos (8:30 pm) SAVANNAH THEATRE

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

Live Music TBA (9 pm)


Live Music TBA (8 pm)

Live Music TBA (10 pm)

STEAMERS (Georgetown)

Live Music TBA (9 pm) STINGRAY’S (Tybee)

Live Music TBA (7 pm) TANTRA LOUNGE

Live Music TBA (9 pm) TOMMY’S (Pooler)

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

THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)

Live Music TBA (6 pm)

THE ISLANDER (Wilmington Isl.)

Listten 2 Three (10 pm)

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

Live Music TBA (10 pm)


TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt) TURTLE’S (Statesboro)

Live Music TBA (9 pm)





Deborah Brown w/The Ben Tucker Trio (8 pm)


Joey Manning (7 pm)

Live Music TBA (10 pm)

The Codetalkers (7 pm)

Chief (9 pm)

Pianist Joyce Luettich (5 pm), Live Music TBA (9 pm)

Live Music TBA

Live Music TBA (8 pm)

Live Music TBA (10:30 pm)

THE ALE HOUSE (Bluffton) AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill)



KOKOPELLI’S JAZZ (107 W. Broughton St.) LION’S CLUB (Rincon)

LOCO’S (downtown)




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

WILD WING CAFÉ (Hilton Head)

Live Music TBA (10 pm)

YONG’S COUNTRY CLUB (formerly The Music Box)


Live Music TBA (9 pm)




Live Music TBA (7 pm)

Live Music TBA (10 pm)


Karaoke (9 pm)

Fire & Rayne (10 pm)



Gail Thurmond

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

SPANKY’S (River St.)

A Girl A Gun A Ghost, Chevy Chase Stabbed The King, Ashes of An Empire, Practically Athens (7 pm)


Live Music TBA (9:30 pm)


GILLEY’S (Hinesville)

Mary Davis & Co. (2 pm)

Live DJ (8 pm)

Live Music TBA (7 pm)

ONE HOT MAMA’S (Bluffton)

The Chris Mitchell Band (9 pm)


Kermit Walker & The Jazz Prophets (9 pm, 10:30 pm, midnight)

BAYOU CAFÉ Thomas Claxton (9 pm), Live Music TBA (10:30 pm) BENNY’S (Tybee)



Live Music TBA (8 pm)

Quarter Tank (8 pm)



Silver Lining (7 pm)


Harry O’Donoghue

Live Music TBA (9 pm)


514 WEST (514 MLK, Jr. Blvd.)

Arum Rae (8 pm)

Live Music TBA (7 pm)



Live Music TBA (9 pm)



YONG’S COUNTRY CLUB (formerly The Music Box)

Live Music TBA (9:30 pm)

Live Music TBA (8 pm)


Live Music TBA (8 pm)

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

Live Music TBA (9 pm)


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

THE SEA GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)

Karaoke (10 pm)

Sean Mills - Acoustic Widespread Panic Tribute (10 pm)

Pianist Peter Tavalin (5 pm), Tradewinds (9 pm)


Live Music TBA (9:30 pm)

DJ Maytag (10 pm)

WormsLoew (10 pm)




Live Music TBA (10 pm)

Kermit Walker & The Jazz Prophets (9 pm, 10:30 pm, midnight)

MALONE’S (309 W. River St.)


Broadway on Bull Street (8 pm)

Greg Williams (4 pm, 7 pm)

Live DJ (8 pm)


Live Music TBA (7 pm)

Dueling Pianos (8:30 pm)

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

Karaoke (9 pm)

LOCOS DELI & PUB (Downtown)


The Christy Alan Band

Mary Davis & Co. (7 pm)

Big Bang (9 pm)

“World Famous” DJ Sam Diamond

TUBBY’S (River St.)

Live Music TBA (9 pm)


KATHLEEN’S (Beaufort)

DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)

TOMMY’S (Pooler)

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

Live Music TBA (10 pm)

Roy & The Circuit Breakers

Chris Chandler’s “Southern Charm & Swing: The Music of Johnny Mercer” (7 pm)


The Dave Pfeiffer Quartet (9 pm)

The Train Wrecks (6 pm)

Karaoke w/DJ Levis Karaoke (9 pm)


The Joseph Michael Duo (6 pm) CAPTAIN’S LOUNGE

#@*! Karaoke


#@*! Karaoke


Live Music TBA (2 pm) CLUB ICE

J-Bizzy (11:30 pm) CLUB ONE



Live Music TBA (8 pm) MULBERRY INN

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

“Beach Cabana Bash” (10 pm)


Live Music TBA (7 pm) PANINI’S (Beaufort)

Red Moon (10 pm)


Gail Thurmond

POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

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

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

Live Music TBA (7 pm)




DJ Jason Hancock spins Progressive House (10 pm) THE CREEKSIDE CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.) DAQUIRI ISLAND (Abercorn)

DJ Blue Ice & Tropical Thunder (10 pm)

DC2 DESIGN (104 W. Broughton St.)

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


Live Music TBA (8 pm)

DJ Kiah (10 pm)



Joey Manning (7 pm)


Ben Tucker & Bob Alberti (11:30 am) AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill)

Live Music TBA (9 pm) B & B ALE HOUSE

Live Music TBA




Chief (9 pm)


Live Music TBA (6 pm) BERNIE’S (Tybee)

Karaoke w/DJ Levis (9 pm)


Diana Rogers


#@*! Karaoke CHA BELLA

Live Music TBA (10 pm)




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


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DOC’S BAR (Tybee Island)


DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)


Live Music TBA

“World Famous” DJ Sam Diamond

DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)

Live Music TBA (7 pm)

Best Food, Drinks & Prices in Town!

EL POTRO (13051 Abercorn St.)

Karaoke w/Michael (9 pm)


The Christy Alan Band (8 pm)


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Brendan Polk & Dave Keller (7 pm)

DJ Marty Corley (9:30 pm)

LOCOS DELI & PUB (Southside)


MALONE’S (309 W. River St.)


Team Trivia w/Ben & Senae

Live DJ (10:30 pm)

• Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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Live Music TBA (6 pm)


Frank Emerson


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Live Music TBA (10 pm)


Live Music TBA (7 pm)


Irish Pub Acoustic Session (7 pm)


Gail Thurmond

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

Karaoke w/Frank Nelson (9 pm)

SAVANNAH SMILES (314 Williamson St.)

“Piano-Palooza” Karaoke (9 pm) SAVANNAH THEATRE

Broadway on Bull Street (3 pm) SEA DAWGS (Tybee)

Live Music TBA (1 pm) SLUGGERS

5 Point Productions’ Karaoke (10 pm) SPANKY’S (Pooler)

Live Music TBA (8 pm) TUBBY’S (River St.)

Live Music TBA (6 pm)

TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)

Live Music TBA


Live Music TBA (7 pm) THE WAREHOUSE

Thomas Claxton (1:30 pm), Live DJ (6:30 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ

The Courtenay Brothers (1 pm)


Chief (9 pm)


APRIL 10TH Live Trivia (10 pm)

BAYOU CAFÉ (upstairs)

Chief (9 pm)


The Joseph Michael Duo (6 pm) BLAINE’S BACK DOOR BAR

#@*! Karaoke

BUFFALO’S CAFÉ (Hinesville)

Karaoke (7 pm)


Jonie Blinman (9:30 pm) DAIQUIRI BEACH

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

#@*! Karaoke (10:30 pm)

DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)

Live Music TBA (6 pm)


Voodoo Soup (9 pm)


The Masteller All-Stars w/Bobby Ryder (8 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR

Diana Rogers (7 pm) THE JINX-

Hip-Hop Night w/DJ D-Frost, Late Night Breakdancing & Freestyling (11 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S

Frank Emerson


The Southern Georgia Symphony’s “Music In Memoriam” (8 pm) MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE

Nancy Witt


Open Mic Jam w/The Eric Culberson Blues Band PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)

Gail Thurmond


SAVANNAH BLUES Open Mic Jam w/The Hitmen (10 pm) SLUGGER’S

DJ spins Beach Music

TOMMY’S (Pooler)

The Eric Culberson Blues Band (6 pm) BLUEBERRY HILL

DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)

The Ruins (10 pm)

DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)

Karaoke w/Jeff & Rebecca


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Art in real time

Two well-known artists are coming to the Telfair


Griffin will discuss his stylistic shift in a lecture that will presented with another artist from Atlanta, Charles H. Nelson, on April 9 at 7 p.m. in Neises Auditorium. While in Savannah, Griffin will present a drawing workshop for high school students. The resultant drawings will be displayed in the Morrison Community Gallery. The public also will have a chance to meet sculptor Chakaia Booker, who will present a lecture about her work on April 12 at 7 p.m. “She’s best known for working with rubber tires,” DeLorme says. “She works with tires of all sizes, including the huge ones. “Her works range from smallscale sculptures that reference hair or suggest masks, to monumental pieces that are more abstract,” DeLorme says. “It’s really amazing when you see an artist work with a medium that is so difficult.” Of course, visitors also can view the exhibition that inspired Contemporary Artists in Focus. “The thing that really attracted us was having such a fantastic collection, an overview, of contemporary art,” DeLorme says. “These are outstanding pieces that will give residents of Savannah the opportunity to look at art made in recent times.” The oldest piece on exhibit is a portrait of Dennis Hopper by Andy Warhol. “Everything else is newer,” DeLorme says. “It’s really beautiful., a wide range of things -- unusual things we haven’t presented before.” The Kemper Museum is based in Kansas City. “It started with the Kempers, who were major collectors,” DeLorme says. “They amassed an amazing collection, and even-

tually had the idea to create a museum, which opened in 1994.” Christopher Cook, acting curator of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, will come to Savannah to facilitate the discussion with Chakaia Booker. “My involvement is to have an open discussion between Chakaia and myself and the audience,” Cook says. “We will talk about the issues she raises about her work,” he says. “She’ll also field questions from the audience.” It’s part of a museum’s duty to provide opportunities for the public to meet topnotch artists, Cook says. “I think it’s quite crucial,” he says. “We should all try to have artists available to speak with the public and educate them about their work.”

From left: Chakaia Booker; Kojo Griffin at work; a painting by Griffin

The Jepson has established an impressive record. “We’re always trying to bring people into contact with living artists,” DeLorme says. “That was something we started with the opening of the Jepson Center. “Now we have two fantastic contemporary artists who will discuss their work in a conversational format,” he says. “It’s a useful format that people respond to.” w The week-long “Contemporary Artists” celebration will be held April 6-12 at the Jepson Center for the Arts downtown.

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ontemporary art makes some people apprehensive. They fear they won’t understand it, or like it, or want to meet the artist who created it. But that may be about to change -- at least in Savannah. An event at the Jepson Center for the Arts called Contemporary Artists in Focus is bringing two of the best-known rising stars of the art world to town. “It’s an opportunity to de mystify contemporary art,” says Harry DeLorme, senior curator of education at the Telfair Museum of Art. The week-long celebration will be held April 6-12 at the Jepson Center for the Arts. It was inspired by a current exhibition, A Consuming Vision: Selections from the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, that is at the Jepson. There will be activities and lectures for all ages, plus an opportunity to meet two renowned contemporary artists. “Kojo Griffin, an internationally known artist who is based in Atlanta, is coming to do a wall-sized drawing,” DeLorme says. “It will be 8 feet by 13 feet. Griffin will complete the drawing between April 6 and 10. “People can come in and watch him at work and follow his progress,” DeLorme says. “It’s an interesting opportunity to see a major contemporary artist at work in a public setting. There aren’t many opportunities to watch contemporary artists at work.” Griffin’s background is in psychology, and his work examines human behavior. “He’s done this kind of large-scale drawing before,” DeLorme says. “One thing that is especially interesting is that he’s completely changed his style over the last year or so. He’s undergone a real shift in his style, which is very difficult for an artist at the top of his game.”

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-- Solo exhibition by Cheryl Greenwood featuring works on paper that reconcile polar systems of thought. April 4-18. Opening reception Friday April 6, 811 p.m. 325 East Bay St., Third Floor.

From the church that brought you the “God on Broadway” Worship Series

A s bu r y M e m o r i a l U M C Presents:

Sunday, April 8th “Transformation”

Contemporary Artists in Focus -- The Telfair

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Museum of Art presents this week-long celebration April 6-12 with nationally noted visiting artists, activities and lectures for visitors of all ages. Call 7908800 or visit All programs free, with funding provided by the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs. • Corner of Henry St. & Waters Ave. • 233-4351, parking lot in back of building.

Paintings by Albert Seidl at the JEA celebrate Jazz Appreciation month; reception is April 12 ‘Sunny’ -- Paintings, drawings and sculp-

ture about nature, by Sean A. Keeth. Through April 8 at desot O row Gallery Annex 2425 DeSoto Ave. between Whitaker and Bull off 41st. Reception First Friday April 6, 6 p.m. Gordonston Art Show -- Twenty local Gordonston artists. Free and open to the public. Gourmet catered lunch provided. Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. In Gordonston Park, enter through Edgewood Dr. For more info call 2318280. ‘Who We Were and How We Will be Forgotten’ -- Photos by Alexi Gibson

through April at Black Orchid Gallery, 131 Drayton St.

‘21st. Century A.D. The Delightenment Empathy for Apathy in the Age of Residual Future Shock’ -- Painting,

drawings, 3-D collage, sculpture and video by Ryan V. Brennan. April 5-18 at desot O row Gallery Annex 2425 DeSoto Ave. between Whitaker and Bull off 41st. Reception Friday April 6, 6 p.m.

The Fonzi Show -- A solo exhibition of

sculpture by Sarah Fonzi at desot O row Gallery. The show features sculpture in steel and glass as well as large collage work that is inspired by the artists experience in Savannah. March 29-April 4. Gallery hours Tues.-Sun. 12-4 p.m. 2427 DeSoto Ave, between Bull and Whitaker off 41st.

Stuart Roper -Landscapes by this local artist are on display through April at Friedman’s Fine Art Gallery, 28 W. State St. Roger Surprenant --

Eclectic photography exhibit at Moon River on Bay Street through May 18. ‘Kioku’ -- Oils by Yoko Iwanaga now-April 5 at Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. ‘Eye of the Storm: Reflections on Violence’ - Advocacy posters will be on

display at the Starfish Cafe in April to raise awareness about the issue of domestic violence. At the reception, artist Penny Brice will play recorded commentary from the participants. Opening reception April 6, 57 p.m., at Starfish Cafe, 719 East Broad St. ‘Between Sea and Sky’ -- Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, 1352 Eisenhower Dr., showcases new paintings by Daniel E. Smith, March 1 – April 30.

SSU Women’s Heritage Exhibition — Savannah State University presents the Women’s Heritage Exhibition in Adams Hall, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. The exhibit will be on display until April 13 and features approximately 50 paintings, photos and digital images. ‘Anonymous@Angel’s’ - Every week, at various Union Mission sites, creative expression is offered to community members. Unsigned drawings and paintings are often left behind. Through April 30 at Angel’s BBQ at 21 West Oglethorpe Lane. Hours are Tuesday, 11:30-3, and Wednesday–Saturday, 11:30-6.


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FREE Service For more info visit BICYCLES BOXES VALUABLES PAY FOR WHAT YOU STORE AQUATIC CENTER Multimedia work by Ryan Brennan opens at desot O row Gallery in Starland; reception is this Friday at 6 p.m.

contact Laura Webb at 238-2777 ext 101 or ‘Continental Shifts’ -- Installation work by premiere Haitian artist Edouard Duval-Carrie April 6-30, at Red Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St. Free and open to the public. Albert Seidl@JEA -- Work by

‘Welcome to Motherhood’ -- Japanese

Albert Seidl will hang at the Jewish Educational Alliance during April. This exhibit is to part of the celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month. Reception Thursday, April 12, 7-9 p.m. The JEA is at 5111 Abercorn St.

traditions, social responsibility and the roles of motherhood will be explored in mixed-media artist Atsuko Inagawa Smith’s exhibition, on display at the City of Savannah’s Gallery S.P.A.C.E. Mar. 5 through Apr. 27. Free and open to the public. S. P. A. C. E. is at 9 West Henry St. (between Bull and Whitaker Streets).

Ann Ward & Hank Weisman — The “Artists of the Month” at Gallery 209 for April are engraver Ann Ward and woodturner Hank Weisman. Gallery 209 is at 209 E. River Street and is open 10:30 a.m.9:30 p.m. most nights.

Ray Ellis -- European watercolors of

Fran Thomas@Gallery 440 — Stop by

France, Italy and the Adriatic Coast by this Lowcountry artist. March 30-April 28 at Compass Prints, 205 W. Congress St. Meet Ray Ellis Friday, March 30, 3-6 p.m.

Ivan Hinds -- The work of this Guyana-

for Fran’s latest show. Upstairs is the studio of Frances Walter, Charlotte Dunlap and Cissie Victor. Other artists include Olivia McKinley, Tim Coy, Dicky Stone, Morgan Kuhn, and Jorges Alvarez. Gallery 440 is at 440 Bull St. Open Wed-Sat 11-5.

born artist will be on display thru May 31 at the Alvida Art Gallery, 7303-D Abercorn St.

Jepson Center for the Arts – 207 W. York St. Call 790-8800.

‘Celebrating Musicians’ -- Sketches

Telfair Academy of Arts & Sciences — 121 Barnard St. Call 790-8800. w

and Paintings by Sandy Branam at Off the Wall Gallery in 45 Bistro of The Marshall House, 123 E. Broughton St., Mar. 12-May 31. Call for Entries -- To donate now to the

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ost is the best TV show ever. I say this with certainty, the same way I would say “the sky is blue” or “Nickelback sucks” (oh, by the way, there are some spoilers ahead if you’re concerned about that kind of thing, although I’m sure you already knew Nickelback sucks). It’s the most original, impeccably acted, cleverly written, beautifully photographed and, most importantly, unbelievably fun show I’ve ever seen. There are other contenders, sure, but the scope, ambition and imagination of Lost trumps them all. If someone asked me about The Sopranos I’d say, “it’s a mafia show about family and relationships.” If someone asked me about The Office I’d say, “it’s about the mundanity of modern life.” The only other show that rivals its complexity is The Wire, which I would describe as “an examination of today’s America from the perspective of cops, criminals and the eroding middle class.” But how could anyone sum up Lost in a single sentence? “It’s about a mystical island somehow bound by fate to a plane full of people which crashed on it at the lowest points in their lives and who were subsequently cured of cancer, paralysis, etc, only to be threatened by a shapeshifting monster composed of black smoke and an as-yet-unexplained native tribe that may or may not include members of a defunct (or is it?) scientific study with questionable ethics called the Dharma Initiative, all in relation to a philosophical exploration of the concepts of free will and determinism and how they relate to the existence or nonexistence of God.” And that’s such an insane oversimplification of the show that I actually feel guilty about writing it. All shows have their detractors but Lost’s haters are a particularly annoying breed. The biggest complaint is that it goes nowhere, solving one mystery while hatching another. This is Ugly American talk at its most ignorant. Decades of lawyer/cop procedurals that open with a crime being committed and close with the bad guy going to jail have held back the format for so long that when a show finally uses TV’s ability to tell epic stories everyone bitches about it. This happened once before, with David Lynch’s landmark Twin Peaks. You may remember that it lasted a season and half before its audience – like meth-addled vultures – demanded to know the identity of Laura Palmer’s killer, concerned more with a

single murder than the show’s larger abstract subject: the darkness creeping beneath idyllic America. In less than a year Twin Peaks literally went from the top of the ratings heap to the very bottom because of impatience, plain and simple. Audiences have grown up a little since then, and though Lost’s ratings have eroded a bit as less… ahem, sophisticated viewers have tuned out, their dominance in the most important advertising demographics stay strong. At this point, there is a dedicated cult around the show that would probably follow it through anything (full disclosure: I would watch Lost if it ran for 20 years and made it to the fabled zombie season). But I don’t think the show’s brilliant writer/producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse are lying when they say there’s an ultimate game plan that they’ve been following all along. They’re secure enough to face an interrogation from fans in a halfhour podcast every week and have made it clear from the beginning that the show will only go on for five or six seasons. But if you still think they’re making this up as they go along, check out the magnificent episode a couple of weeks ago that explained why John Locke, the series’ most compelling and complicated character, was confined to a wheelchair before the crash. Turns out he was shoved out of a window by his evil con man dad for trying to end one of his scams. Flash backward to season one’s famous “Numbers” episode focusing on hapless lottery winner Hurley. As he sits in his accountant’s office reflecting on how awful his life has become since winning his millions, we see a man falling in the window behind him. Crazy! I guess what really irks me about Lost complaints is that no one would ever dream of leveling the same criticism against any other show. I bet at least half of the audience would be content to read a paragraph laying out everything that’s going to happen in its entire run and never watch again. Would anyone say the same for Grey’s Anatomy or CSI or CSI: Miami or CSI: New York or CSI: Bangalore? It’s to be expected, though, as Lost walks the delicate line between art and commerce like no series before it. Let’s just hope it continues to put its lofty aspirations ahead of the childish demands of the mainstream. w Scott Howard is a writer, artist and all-around media gadfly. Write him at sahoward@gmail. com or To comment e-mail us at



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Unless he keeps his eye out for innovative fare like Stranger Than Fiction, Will Ferrell might be entering the fill-in-the-blank part of his career. As in “Will Ferrell as a NASCAR driver! Now that’s funny!” Or “Will Ferrell as a basketball player! Now that’s funny!” (See next year’s Semi-Pro.) Or, in the case of Blades of Glory, “Will Ferrell as a figure skater! Now that’s funny!” If the sports angle keeps up, we’ll soon be catching Ferrell in comedies about volleyball, archery and even badminton. And by then, it’s safe to say that it will no longer be a laughing matter. Even Blades of Glory shows the strains of the comedian trying to keep himself contained in a box. His Chazz Michael Michaels, a coarse sex addict who’s also an unlikely skating champion, mines the same comic territory as most Ferrell performances ranging from Talladega Nights to Anchorman and beyond. Since Ferrell is only playing variations on a theme, it’s costar Jon Heder (of Napoleon Dynamite fame) who provides most of the modest chuckles. As Jimmy MacElroy, a rival figure skater who’s forced by circumstances to team with Chazz to become the first male-male figure skating team in history, Heder plays up his character’s delicate traits to the point that they offer a pointed contrast to Ferrell’s predictable boorishness. “You’re like a 15-year-old girl,” taunts Chazz, “only not hot.” After a sluggish beginning, the laughs pick up during the midsection, and I appreciate that Queen’s Flash Gordon theme plays a prominent role in the finale. But otherwise, this is one more assembly line comedy by the Ferrell-Stiller-Vaughn-Wilsons conglomerate (Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn are AWOL here, but Ben Stiller serves as a producer and Luke Wilson pops up in a tiny role). For a similar film that offers more laughs by taking it to the limit, rent the Farrelly brothers’ 1996 bowling flick Kingpin. Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid and especially Bill Murray offer moments of lunacy so inspired, they make Ferrell in Blades of Glory look like a visitor to the comedy genre.

Hollywood is never at a loss for rising stars, but far too many prove to be the products of media saturation or studio backing rather than because of any discernible talent (James Franco, that means you). But Joseph Gordon-Levitt is shaping up to be the real deal. Television viewers might remember him as the kid on the sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun, but since then, he’s been delivering memorable performances in feature films as varied as 10 Things I Hate About You, Mysterious Skin and last year’s neo-noir high school thriller Brick. He’s at his most impressive in The Lookout, which marks the feature directorial debut of accomplished screenwriter Scott Frank (Minority Report, Get Shorty). Gordon-Levitt plays Chris Pratt, a former high school hockey star whose life was shattered after a car accident (his fault) killed two friends and disfigured his girlfriend. Now suffering from a faulty memory as well as feelings of remorse and regret,

Chris works as a janitor at a minimum-security bank and rooms with a blind man named Lewis (affable Jeff Daniels). Frank does such a distinguished job in creating the character of Chris Pratt -- and GordonLevitt is so touching in the role -- that it’s a shame the movie turns into a typical heist flick that runs rampant with all the expected clichés: the smooth-talking roughneck who can erupt in violence at any moment, the silent henchman, the nice-guy cop who’s at the wrong place at the wrong time, etc. Whenever Frank turns his attention to the robbery, the film goes slack. But as long as he keeps his camera firmly focused on Chris Pratt and his inward journey, he insures that The Lookout is at least worth a peek.

The Hoax 

There’s a fleet-footed exuberance to The Hoax that suits the film just perfectly. Although based on a true story, the picture displays a freewheeling style that’s more attuned to the rhythms of Richard Gere’s cen-

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tral performance than any sort of somber, historical veracity. Gere stars as Clifford Irving, the author who in the early 1970s convinced (at least for a while) the bigwigs at McGraw-Hill that he had landed an exclusive interview with reclusive millionaire Howard Hughes (himself the subject of Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator three years ago). There was absolutely no truth to the boast, but with dollar signs dancing in their eyes, Shelton Fisher (Stanley Tucci, socko in a small role) and the publishing house’s other decision makers accepted Irving’s flimsy evidence as proof that he was on the level, a decision that resulted in the company handing over an incredible sum for publishing rights. Gere has always excelled at playing amoral yet charming creeps, and in the role of Clifford Irving, he strikes gold once again; while halfhearted attempts on the part of scripter William Wheeler (adaptcontinued on page 40

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ing Irving’s own tell-all book) to imbue the character with some degree of sympathy fall flat, Gere is skilled enough to nevertheless add some complex shadings to the role. Also memorable is Alfred Molina, sweating up a storm as Irving’s nervous accomplice in the scam. With its allusions to Richard Nixon and Watergate, Hallstrom and Wheeler firmly establish the timeframe of their film. Yet if anything, the movie feels more like 2007 than 1971, given that fraudulent writers (like Stephen Glass) have proliferated in recent years and “identity theft” has become a commonplace expression. The Hoax might be intended as a cautionary tale, but in today’s cynical climate, it stands a better chance of emerging as an inspirational training film.

I Think I Love My Wife


It’s inconceivable that the names Eric Rohmer and Pootie Tang would ever appear in the same sentence, yet that’s the result of cowriter-director-star Chris Rock making I Think I Love My Wife. The film is an American bastardization of 1972’s Chloe In the Afternoon, the sixth and final movie in philosophical French director Rohmer’s “Moral Tales” series (Criterion released a glorious box set last year that includes all six titles). Now, Rock and his Pootie Tang cohort Louis C.K. have teamed up to rework Rohmer’s story into a moderately amusing but ultimately scattershot comedy about Richard Cooper, a New York businessman whose marriage to a schoolteacher (Gina Torres) has become so stagnant that he constantly daydreams about being with other women. Into his office walks Nikki Tru (Kerry Washington), a high-maintenance friend from his long-ago clubbing days. Bringing to mind the “Darling Nikki” from Prince’s Purple Rain soundtrack, she immediately tempts Richard by injecting some much-needed fun back into his life, thereby requiring him to decide whether or not he should cheat on his sexually frigid spouse. The level of humor is all over the map, ranging from funny (Richard works at the investment firm of Pupkin & Langford, a nod to the characters played by Robert De Niro and Jerry Lewis in Martin Scorsese’s The King of Comedy) to rancid (“I have an appointment,” states a beautiful woman in a fantasy sequence, to which a sex-crazed Richard replies, “Yeah, a pussy appointment!”) to somewhere in between (I don’t think I’ve ever heard a large pair of breasts referred to as “village feeders”). Yet while the script by Rock and C.K. offers a few salient points about the challenges posed in keeping any marriage fresh, any benefit of the doubt as to the picture’s worth goes out the window upon the arrival of a dreadful conclusion that’s not only poorly conceived and executed but also reverses one of the major conflicts in the story with no explanation.

Local Film Series Psychotronic Films Presents Baxter

This John Waters dark comedy about a highly intelligent Bull Terrier who plots against his unsuspecting owners because he feels they just don’t understand him (and the mental and emotional needs of dogs in general) is an infamous cult classic that has never been released in the U.S. Wed., April 11 at the Sentient Bean Coffeehouse, 13 E. Park Ave., seating begins at 7:30 p.m., film at 8 p.m. w

Shooter 

Shooter kicks off with a scene in which a young man flashes a picture of his fiancee to his partner, and we all know that when an unfamiliar, expendable cast member shows off a shot of his sweetie, he won’t be around for many more scenes. Shooter also includes a sequence in which our protagonist, already pissed at the sour turn his life has taken, reaches his boiling point upon learning the worst news a movie hero can hear: The villains went and shot his faithful dog. It’s a testament to all concerned that Shooter can include such hoary clichés and not only survive them but also make them fun to watch one more time. Crisply directed by Antoine Fuqua and adapted from Washington Post film critic Stephen Hunter’s bestseller Point of Impact, this casts Mark Wahlberg as Bob Lee Swagger, a former Marine sniper who’s duped into taking part in a political assassination and then served up as the lone gunman. Refusing to go down easy, Swagger instead uses all his training to get back at the slimy suits who framed him, along the way enlisting the aid of an earnest FBI rookie (Michael Pena) and, yes, his late partner’s fiancee (Kate Mara). Comparisons to Sylvester Stallone’s equally ill-treated combat vet from two decades ago are paper-thin, since this film is anything but a Rambore; instead, it benefits from some taut action sequences, a well-chosen supporting cast (66year-old Levon Helm, not looking a day over 99, steals the film as a gun enthusiast), and a smoldering Wahlberg in a commanding central performance. It’s nice to see that the former Marky Mark is already building on that Oscar nod for The Departed.

300 1/2

Positioned as the Ultimate Fanboy Movie, this adaptation of the Frank Miller graphic novel is indeed ferocious enough to satisfy basement-dwellers with its gore, violence and chest-pounding machismo while savvy enough to downplay the homoeroticism that will ever-so-subtly cause heretofore unexplained stirrings in the loins of these same armchair warriors. Yet for all its brutality, 300 has as great a chance of satisfying a sizable female contingent, since it’s ultimately a beefcake calendar posing as a motion pic-

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1150 Shawnee St. • 920-1227 Meet the Robinsons 3D, Peaceful Warrior, Shooter, TMNT, I Think I Love My Wife, Premonition, Amazing Grace, Bridge to Terabithia, Norbit ture (ironic, then, that the lockstep online trolls attack anyone who doesn’t rave about the film as being like “a girl”). Beyond its demographic-targeting, however, its greatest claim to fame is that it’s positioning itself as the next step on the evolutionary CGI ladder, offering (in the words of director and co-writer Zack Snyder) “a true experience unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.” Snyder was responsible for the surprisingly accomplished Dawn of the Dead remake three years ago, but here he seems to have been swallowed up by the enormity of the project, which depersonalizes the major players in the battle between the Spartans and the Persians to such a degree that one ends up feeling more sympathy for the shields that end up receiving the brunt of the sword blows and arrow piercings. 300 contains a handful of staggering images — and, for once, the color-deprived shooting style fits the tale being spun — but Sin City, a previous adaptation of a Miller work, offered more variety in its characterizations and, more tellingly, in its cutting-edge visual landscape.

Wild Hogs 1/2

This simple-minded comedy has the audacity to reference Deliverance in one scene, yet the only folks who’ll be squealing like a pig are the ones who fork over 10 bucks, only to find themselves royally screwed after enduring its inanities. Four Cincinnati bunglers (John Travolta, Tim Allen, Martin Lawrence and William H. Macy), each suffering though some pathetic form of midlife crisis, decide to embark on a road trip to the West Coast. They mount their motorcycles with the intent of rediscovering life’s little pleasures, but it’s not long before these queasy riders are having to cope with menacing bikers, “bomb”-dropping birds and a homosexual highway patrolman (John C. McGinley).

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 early-19th centuries. Ioan Gruffudd (the officer who rescues Rose 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 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.

Bridge to Terabithia


Like the film versions of A Little Princess and The Neverending Story, Bridge to Terabithia wasn’t made for crusty-snot-nosed kids; instead, it’s for bright, inquisitive children (and attendant adults) who subscribe to the theory that imagination is one of the most wonderful tools available. Based on Katherine Paterson’s award-winning book, this explores the relationship between two outcast middle-schoolers (Josh Hutcherson and AnnaSophia Robb, both highly appealing) and the adventures they share as they create a magical kingdom in the woods that rest behind their respective 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. w

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National Council of Negro Women meets the first Saturday of every month at 10 a.m. at the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum. Planned Parenthood meets the second Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. For info, call Heather Holloway at 352-4052 or Volunteers are needed for Planned Parenthood, and will meet the second Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at The Sentient Bean. For information about volunteering, call Heather Holloway 3524032 or Savannah Area Republican Women meet the first Wednesday of every month at the Johnny Harris Restaurant Banquet Room on Victory Drive. The social starts at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is at noon. The cost is $13 at the door. Make reservations by noon on the Monday preceding the meeting by calling 598-1883. Savannah Branch NAACP For information, call 233-4161. Savannah for Obama The first of a series of monthly meetings to build local support for presidential candidate Barack Obama will be held Thursday, April 12 at 7 p.m. at the Chatham County Democratic Headquarters, 143 Houston St. All are invited to attend. Savannah Republican Club Meets every second Tuesday of the month. Call 927-7170. Savannah Area Young Republicans Call Alexandra Tabarrok at 572-8528. Skidaway Island Democrats Call Tom Oxnard at 598-4290 or send e-mail to Walk for Women’s Lives Georgians for Choice will hold its fifth annual march on March 25 at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta.


Savannah Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre will hold auditions for the wacky whodunnit Who wants to Kill a Millionaire? on Sunday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m. at Savannah’s Children’s Theatre, 2160 E. Victory Dr. Various roles for men and women ages 18 to 60 are available. The audition will be a cold reading from the script. The company produces private shows for convention groups and public shows at local restaurants. The cast will be paid per performance. Call Tom Coleman III at 247-4644 to schedule an audition time.


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3rd Annual Choir Song Fest The Savannah Chapter of the Savannah State University National Alumni Association will hold its third annual Choir Song Fest on April 22 at 4 p.m. at St. Philip AME Church, 613 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. All choirs are encouraged to participate. To register, call 271-2101 or e-mail ws_moore65@ The event is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be collected and proceeds will benefit the chapter’s scholarship fund. 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. Annual Charity Ball The Omar Temple No. 21 Shriners Mini Motor Patrol Unit will hold a charity ball Friday, April 6 at 9 p.m. at the Prince Hall Masonic Building, 602 E. Broad St. Tickets are $20, which includes free food and a live band. Call 596-5491. Bigge Memorial Poker Run will be held Saturday, April 14, sponsored by the Titans Motorcycle Club of Pooler. All proceeds will go to Horsin’ Around, a nonprofit therapeutic riding program for special needs children. The event is held to honor the memory of Lonnie “Bigge” Norton, who lost his life in a motorcycle accident in 2005. Registration will be held at 9 a.m. at Tommy’s in Pooler. There will be door prizes, food, two band and T-shirts. Call Ken Bryant at 661-0210. Garage Sale A Coastal Empire Weightlifting Team fundraiser will be held Saturday, April 7 from 7:30 a.m. to noon at 2131 Rowland Ave., which is off Skidaway Road, across from Krispy Kreme. Give for the Gulf is a year-long, comprehensive Armstrong Atlantic State University initiative that will raise funds and provide community services for evacuees of Hurricane Katrina. Visit The Hidden Treasure A book of photography taken at Tybee Island by Dr. Gustave “Stavie” Kreh is being sold with proceeds going to the Chatham Academy at Royce Center for Children and the Marine Science Center of Tybee Island. The book costs $29.95 and may be purchased online at and in area gift shops. March of Dines WalkAmerica will be held Saturday, April 28 in Daffin Park. For information, visit or call 354-5900.

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Project Linus Volunteer “blanketeers” are asked to participate by donating new, handmade, washable blankets that have been knitted, crocheted or quilted. The mission of Project Linus is to provide a sense of warmth and comfort to children who are in need by propviding them with blankets that have been lovingly handmade. Yarn, fabric and monetary donations also are accepted. Call Amanda Welch at 856-8041 or Pub Crawl With a Purpose will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Coastal Georgia. Sip and stroll to eight local bars between Bay Street, River Street and City Market on April 14 from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are $25, which includes a T-shirt and goodie bag. For tickets, call 920-2231 or email Savannahphc.pubcrawl@ 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. Springtime in Savannah The Savannah Friends of Music will hold their annual luncheon and fashion show on April 17 at 11 a.m. at the Plantation Club. Tickets are $45. Call Terry Dotson at 3553938 or visist www.savannahfriendsofmusic. com. Tybee Turtle Tour This program is sposnored by the Tybee Arts Association to raise money to help save turtles through ecological education in a public art forum. Fifty fiberglass statues of sea turtles have been placed around Tybee Island and vicinity, and volunteers are being sought to decorate them. Organizational meetings are being held Wednesdays at 7pm, at the old school behind the new gym on Tybee. Visit The tour will be active through autumn, 2007.

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3rd Annual Choir Song Fest The Savannah Chapter of the Savannah State University National Alumni Association will hold its third annual Choir Song Fest on April 22 at 4 p.m. at St. Philip AME Church, 613 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. All choirs are encouraged to participate. To register, call 271-2101 or e-mail ws_moore65@ The event is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be collected and proceeds will benefit the chapter’s scholarship fund. Busy Woman of the Year Awards Submit nominations at www.verveffect. com/busywoman/default.asp. Anyone who is interested in sponsoring or judging should call Alyssa at 257-4069.

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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 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 Rakhsheim Wright at 604-7319 or chathamcountyyds@ Chatham County Young Republicans For information, visit or call Brad Morrison at 596-4810. Coastal Democrats Contact Maxine Harris at 352-0470 or 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 or send email to 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 for film listings and dates or e-mail fearnoarts@ League of Women Voters meets on the first Monday of the month at 5 p.m. in Room 3 of the Heart and Lung Building at Candler Hospital. Membership is open to anyone 18 and older. Libertarian Party of Chatham County meets each Monday at 8:30 p.m. at Moon River Brewing Co., 21 W. Bay St. Call 3083934 or visit

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Urban Hope is calling for submission of artwork of any medium and size to be featured in the Art for Hope Exhibit and Sale to be held on April 26. All work will be received as a donation to the Urban Hope after-school programs. Urban Hope is a Christian ministry for urban youth. Entries must be ready to hang and received by April 19. The dropoff location is Prime Time Ts, 8610 White Bluff Rd. Monday through Fridya from noon to 5 p.m. For information, call Christ at 925-1726 or Nataly at 495-9250, or email or cfreedesigns1@

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BC/SVA Class of ‘77 All graduates of Benedictine and St. Vincent’s Academy Class of 1977 are invited to the 30th class reunion July 6 and 7. A committee is needed to compile addresses and phone numbers of classmates. Benedictine graduates should call 355-2626 or email St. Vincent’s graduates should call Maureen O’Connor Simmons at 272-6808 or email

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AARP Senior Drivers Safety Program Instructors are needed to teach this program in Chatham, Bryan and Effingham counties. For information, call Chuck at 598-1011. Adult Education The Women’s Center of Wesley Community Centers, 1601 Drayton St., offers tutoring Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in basic literacy skills, GED preparation and computer training. Call 447-5711. Adults Back to College AASU will hold an informational meeting on Saturday, March 31 at 10 a.m. in Victor Hall, Room 141, on the AASU campus. It is free and open to the public. It will cover applying for admission, seeking financial aid and accessing student services such as tutoring and career counseling. The Art School Class offerings include children’s art classes, with afterschool art instruction for ages 6 through teens. Ages 6-8 attend one hour a week for $55 per month. Ages 9 through teens attend one and a half hours per week for $70 per month. Tuition includes supplies. Classes also are available for adults and advanced teens 16 and up Mondays 7-9 p.m. and Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. to noon, with students working in the medium of their choice. Weekly figure drawing sessions are held Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $60 for six-week sessions or $15 drop

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): On April 1, 1976, British astronomer Patrick Moore told his radio listeners that a rare configuration of Jupiter and Pluto was occurring. So dramatically would it affect Earth’s gravity, he said, that they might feel lighter than usual, and perhaps even be able to float up into the air. I’m wondering if we can expect a similar phenomena this week. There’s a rare grand trine in fire signs, with Jupiter in Sagittarius, Saturn in Leo, and the sun in Aries. Especially for you, the buoyancy factor will be in full play, and levels of levity will be at a maximum. If you can’t actually fly, you’ll probably get higher than you’ve been in a long time. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): “It is by going down into the abyss that you recover the treasures of life,” wrote mythologist Joseph Campbell. “Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.” Keep those thoughts uppermost in mind, Taurus. You’ve dared to crawl down into the abyss, and that’s admirable. But now comes the most important part: your stumble. Be alert for every detail about it. It’s the key to your future treasure. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Is the universe inherently friendly to human beings? The answer’s got to either be yes or no. It can’t be in between. Whatever you might be inclined to believe, you’ve got to agree that there’s no way to know which is true with absolute certainty. So then isn’t it stupid and self-destructive to live your life as if the universe is unfriendly? Doing so tends to cast a pall over everything. But if on the other hand you proceed on the hypothesis that the universe is friendly, you’re inclined to interpret everything that occurs as a gift, however challenging it may be to figure out its purpose at first. Your assignment this week, should you choose to accept it, is to live as if the latter theory were true. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Depending on which surveys you choose to believe, the job satisfaction rate is either abysmally low or surprisingly high. Sirota

in. Artists bring their own materals. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. The Art School is located at 74 W. Montgomery Cross Rd., No. B-2. Call Lind Hollingsworth at 921-1151 or visit www.TheArtSchool-Sav. com. Art Studio Sessions Six-week sessions on Tuesday evenngs or Wednesday mornings are offered at the Remshart Row Gallery and Studio on West Jones Street. Small groups. Oils, acrylics and pastels. Help and encouragement in creating successful artwork. Prior experience is helpful but not necessary. Tuition is $125. To register, call 234-5737. Baby sign classes Savannah Speech & Hearing Center is offering Baby Sign classes for babies aged 8-14 months and their parents. The cost is $50, which includes materials. To register, call 355-4601. Belly Casting for Moms to Be will be held Saturday, April 7 from 4-6:30 p.m. at Kelley’s Art Studio, 2201 Bull St., Epworth Methodist Church. The cost is $65. All supplies will be provided. Light snacks and tea are included. Previous participants can join to decorate the belly casting they have already made. 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 Davenport House Docent Training is conducted every February, July and October. Call 236-8097 or send email to Fall Visual Arts Classes The City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs is now registering students for its fall visual arts classes. Day and evening classes are offered in ceramics, painting, portfolio preparation, jewelry making and stained glass for children, teens and adults. All classes are held at S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St.Call 651-4248 or visit www. Fany’s Spanish/English Institute Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children are held at 15 E. Montgomery Cross Rd. Call 921-4646 or 220-6570 to register.

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Consulting, an attitude research company, found that 76 percent of all workers like their jobs. But the Conference Board, a management advisory group, put the figure at less than 50 percent. Wherever the truth may lie, you Cancerians have a great chance to skew the data upward during all of 2007. And you’re now in a phase that offers the best possible opportunities for getting that prospect in full swing. I suggest you concentrate on upgrading your relationship to work in every way you can imagine. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): This week features a spectacularly beneficent cosmic portent. Jupiiter, Saturn, and the sun are forming a grand trine in the fire signs. The last time this happened was 80 years ago. While many uncanny redemptions will germinate during this electric grace period, not all will become immediately visible; some may even take years to reveal themselves. But there’s one phenomenon that I suspect will show up vividly in the lives of many Leos: a vision of how to restructure your life so as to express your unique individuality in the most creatively satisfying ways. Pay close attention. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The Dalai Lama, one of the planet’s superheroes, was born during a rare grand trine of Jupiter, Saturn, and sun in the water signs. This week those same planets will conduct an equally extraordinary grand trine in the fire signs. At the very least, I expect the birth of a sublime being whose benevolence will one day match the Dalai Lama’s. I also suspect that millions of other wonders will hatch, a disproportionate amount of which will be engendered by you Virgos. Your fertility is at a peak, as is your knack for creating interesting goodness and cathartic beauty. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “Dear Rob: I’m wondering if you have any information about spirit husbands, especially about how to meet them and release them. Someone once told me that before you can find your actual husband, you must first meet and release your spirit husband. I’d appreciate any info, as I think I had a close

encounter with my spirit husband last night, but scared him away. -Lovesick Libra.” Dear Lovesick: I confess I’ve never heard of “spirit husbands” before. But I do know this: You Libras are in an astrological phase when you’ll have great success if you try to exorcise ghosts, fantasies, and projections that might be interfering with you having actual relationships with real soul friends and soul mates. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “I am fragile, delicate, and sensitive. That is my strength.” The Indian spiritual teacher Osho said that, and I hope you will now make a similar vow. The power that you’ll have available to you in the coming weeks will be very different from the power that conventional wisdom admires. It will be a moral force that stems from your courage to be joyfully awake in the face of chaos . . . a luxurious gravitas that’s rooted in your lucid vulnerability . . . a resilient authority that grows from your determination to meet every challenge with humble innocence. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): One of my readers, Native American Ruth McLeod, reports that she has never mentioned the Easter Bunny to her young kids. Instead, she tells them about the Easter Coyote, the fun-loving, mischief-making spirit of spring whose job it is to hide goodies and play tricks, thereby lightening people’s moods and getting them to take themselves less seriously. I expect that you’ll soon be getting multiple visits from the Easter Coyote, Sagittarius. Prepare to shed the heaviness left over from March as you welcome amusing interruptions that will tweak your perspective in ways that make you smarter. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): “When you argue with reality, you lose 100 percent of the time,” says teacher Byron Katie. So how do you cure yourself of the bad habit of arguing with reality? Love what is, she advises. Gladly and gracefully accept who you are and the life you’ve been given. But more than that: Ask yourself whether the beliefs you have about who you are

and the life you’ve been given are actually true. Let’s say, for example, you’ve been infected with the belief that you’ll never get the love you want. Is that an objective, rock-solid fact about reality, or is it a fearful fantasy? If it’s the latter, then you don’t even have to argue with it. Just drop it. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Saturn and Neptune have been in opposition since August, and will continue to be until late June. This omen tells us that it’s prime time to dissolve rigid, outworn structures in both our personal lives and in society. Meanwhile, a grand trine in the fire signs is now upon us, featuring Jupiter, Saturn, and the sun. To celebrate this auspicious portent, you should think hard about how you can communicate better. Make new connections and alliances that will serve your long-term happiness. Scheme about how to get your good ideas heard by people who can help you manifest them. And for extra credit, Aquarius, meditate on how to coordinate the opportunities afforded you by the fire trine with the creatively destructive possibilities offered by the Saturn-Neptune dance. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Paul Revere was a hero in the Revolutionary War, renowned for the midnight horse ride he risked to warn American militias of an imminent British attack. After it was over, he sent a bill for his work to the local rebel organization, the Committee of Safety. Four months later he was finally paid, although with a sum lower than the one he invoiced. Let’s compare these details to your imminent future, Pisces. First, I think that like Revere, you should ask forcefully to be rewarded for your idealistic efforts. But second, don’t be crushed if in response you’re treated as he was--paid late and in a smaller amount than you wanted. Third, there’s a good chance you’ll receive additional compensation from unexpected sources--maybe not exactly like Revere’s lasting fame, but something of value to you. w

| Happenings 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 Intro to Sea Kayaking Savannah Canoe and Kayak offers an introductory class on sea kayaking every Saturday. The $95 cost includes kayak, gear and lunch. An intermediate class is available on Sundays. Reservations are required. Call 341-9502 or visit 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 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. 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. MPC Planning Academy The Chatham County-Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission will present a program April 10 to July 10 at the MPC office, 112 E. State St. Discussions will include the principles of planning, the importance of local planning processes, the roles and responsibilities of the planning commission, city council and county commission. The program consists of eight two-hour sessions. The cost is $30 and scholarships are available. For applications, visit or call 651-1440. Mindfulness and Ordinary Recovery Indepth exploration of the 11th step. Meditation and contemplation instruction

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1 Blitzer on TV 5 ___-swapping 9 Crappy grade 14 Et ___ (and others) 15 They want to hurt Hertz 16 “___ on Jeopardy” (Weird Al Yankovic parody) 17 React to a punch 18 Pre-euro currency 19 Office department 20 Comment after pissing off a soy-based soup? 23 Furnished feet 24 Ma who says “maa” 25 “___ Fink” 28 “I agree” 30 AMA members 33 With 43-across, The Main Ingredient’s soy curd refrain? 35 “Wintry mix” stuff 37 Taylor of “The Notorious Bettie Page” 38 Short letter signoff 40 VH1’s “Best Week ___” 41 Gives audible approval 43 See 33-across 45 Barn bed 46 Hang in there 48 Scholastic do-over 49 French electronic group with the 2007 album “Pocket Symphony” 50 Daffy Duck exclamation 51 Fits of rage after not getting enough soybeans? 58 Do a janitor’s job 59 The masculine side 60 Org. that gives G’s and R’s 61 Get up 62 Car deodorizer scent 63 Abbr. on envelopes 64 More pleasant 65 Manning and more 66 Observe


1 Cautious 2 Muffin spread 3 “In ___ of flowers...” 4 Old educational visual medium 5 Dionne Warwick song that says “Foolish pride is all that I have left” 6 Like Harvard’s walls 7 John Grisham novel, with “The” 8 Mr. Morales 9 Cuts off completely, maybe 10 Ex-CIA agent Valerie 11 Kinks title 12 Played for a tool 13 Lines on some maps: abbr. 21 “Hey, sailor!” 22 Meet a bet 25 Be rude at the table 26 Spanish province near Madrid 27 Pass news along 28 What “X” may mean 29 Gore Vidal novel “___ Breckinridge” 30 1990s R&B act Bell Biv ___ 31 Coral masses 32 Walk like a pimp 34 “I screwed up” 36 Worldwide Pants Incorporated owner 39 Junkie’s injectors 42 “Cinderella” item 44 Australian mo. for Father’s Day 47 Exist 49 Make happy 50 Singer whose last name is Chrysomallis 51 “Actress” Spelling 52 Of grand proportions 53 Don’t believe it 54 Comet part 55 Plotting 56 Olympic swimmer Biondi 57 All there 58 Word after straight or iron

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Feng Shui Classes Classes on feng shui, qigong and astrology are now forming. A free lecture, Buying or Selling your Home with Feng Shui, will be presented April 12 from 7-8 p.m. A more indepth lecture on the same topic will be held April 14 from 10 a.m. to noon at The Wisdom Center, 25 E. 40th St. The cost is $45 and pre-registration is required. Call Barbara Harrison, Coastal Chi, at 961-0105 or First Steps parent education program This parent education and support program is based at St. Joseph’s/Candler. Call 8196910. Free Tax School Earn extra income after taking this course. Flexible schedules, convenient location. The class is free, but there is a small fee for books. Call 352-3862 or visit Get Published Coaching and editing services by Christopher Scott, published author and long-time writing teacher. One-on-one coaching, manuscript editing for fiction, non-fiction, creative non-fiction and memoirs. Call 398-1727 or send e-mail to for details and rates. Guided Imagery Change your life with guided imagery. 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 or call 927-8601. Housing Authority of Savannah Classes Free classes will be offered at the Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St. Some classes are on-going. Adult Literacy is offered every Monday and Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. Homework Help is offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 3-4:30 p.m. The Community Computer Lab is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. I-To-We Free TeleClass Series for Couples

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Appications are available at the AASU Fine Arts building. For info, call 927-5325. Sketching Animals at the Zoo Workshop Award-winning painter and sculptor Sandy Branam will present a four-day workshop April 10-14 at The Art School, 74 W. Montgomery Cross Rd, No. B-2. April 11 will be spent at the Jacksonville Zoo. Participants will use ink, watercolor and watercolor pencils. The cost is $185. Call 443-9313 or visit Spring Visual Art Classes The City of Savannahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department of Cultural Affairs is registering students for its spring visual arts classes. Day and evening classes are offered in ceramics, painting, jewelry making and stained glass for children, teens and adults. All classes are held at S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St. Class fees include instruction, use of studio space, use of equipment and all materals and tools required. Visit or call 651-4248. 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. Volunteer 101 This 30-minute course will cover several topics, including finding a volunteer position that suits your interests and goals, helping you find a reasonable position that fits into your schedule, and reviewing the benefits of volunteering. It will be held Thursdays, April 5 and May 3 at 5 p.m. at Savannah State University, and April 19 and May 17 at 6 p.m. at the United Way, 428 Bull St. To register for one of these classes, call Summer at 651-7725 or visit www. for information. The Wisdom Center A series of free workshops for the â&#x20AC;&#x153;evolvedâ&#x20AC;? will be presented every week through May. Spiritual Awakenings and Meditations for the Evolved will be presented on Mondays, a writing workshop called Ethical Wills will be presented Tuesdays and previews of the DVD The Secret with a workshop facilitated by Veronica Nance will be presented on Wednesdays. A $5 donation is requested. Call 236-3660 for reservations.

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. Newest Internet Trend Imagine 24 months to financial freedom, 645 percent growth and huge profits. Call 228-5649 to reserve a spot at a free information session. Photo Safari with photographer Frank Barevich is an ongoing class offered in conjunction with the Savannah Art Association. Take photos in downtown and learn how to compose a photograph and shoot for the best effect. Call 660-6994 or Puppet Shows are offered by St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s/Candler AfricanAmerican Health Information &â&#x20AC;&#x2C6;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 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 yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. Seventh Annual AASU Visual & Performing Arts Camp for Children will run weekdays June 11-22. The camp is open to ages seven thru 13. Tuition and fees total $225, or $205 if paid by May 1.

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AASUâ&#x20AC;&#x2C6;Sci-Fi Fantasy Club This is an official student club of Armstrong Atlantic State University that accepts non-students as associate members. It is devoted to the exploration and enjoyment of the genres of science fiction and fantasy. Activities include book discussions, movie screenings, role playing game sessions, board and card games, guest speakers, episode marathons and armor demonstrations. Provides guest speakers to educators upon request. Call Michael at 220-8129, send e-mail to or or visit http:// Bike Night with Mikie 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. Blackbeardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Scuba Club will meet Friday, April 6 at Tony Romaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 7 E. Bay St. The guest speaker will be Scott Fowler from Grayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Reef National Marine Sanctuary, who will discuss diving on the deep wreck of the Queen of Nassau. Seating beings at 7 p.m., the meeting is at 7:30 p.m. and the presentation is at 8 p.m. Call Ryan Johnson at 604-5977. Business Bryan Forum will feature experts in employee manpower and training, funding and business planning. It will be held Thursday, April 5 at 6 p.m. at the Wetlands Center at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill. Chihuahua Club of Savannah A special little club for special little dogs and their owners meets one Saturday each month at 10:30 a.m. For information, visit ChiSavannah/. Civil Air Patrol is the civilian, volunteer auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and is involved in search and rescue, aerospace education and cadet programs. Meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. for cadets (12-18 years old)â&#x20AC;&#x2C6;and 7 p.m. for adult members at the former Savannah Airport terminal building off Dean Forest Road. Visit, send e-mail to, or call Capt. Jim Phillips at 412-4410. Clean Coast meets monthly on the first Monday at the Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Check for event schedule. Coastal Bicycle Touring Club Visit for meeting schedule and more information. Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at Tubbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tank House restaurant in Thunderbolt at 6:30 p.m. 728-5989. 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

Daughters of Destiny An ongoing seminar for women who want to make changes in their lives. All religions, all ages, are welcome. Meets the first Monday of the month and every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at The Little Red House, 12 E. 41st St. Call 663-0894. Discussion Group for Unsung Heroes You may not require recognition but someone else may want to know your story and it could make a difference in your life. Discussion groups or meetings will be set up. For info, send e-mail to unsung-heros@ English Style Table Soccer Savannah Subbuteo Club. Call 667-7204 or visit Geechee Sailing Club meets the second Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Tubbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tank House, 2909 River Dr. in Thunderbolt. Open to all interested in boating and related activities. Call 234-1903. Historic Savannah Chapter of ABWA will meet Thursday, April 12 at 6 p.m. at The Exchange on Waters. Helena Appleton of Visual Images will speak on the topic Putting Your Best Foot Forward. 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 is a club for wood-turning enthusiasts. 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 or call 898-4344. No Kidding! is the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first social club for single and married adults who do not have children. Meet other non-parents at events and activities. For information on No Kidding! visit or send e-mail to PURE: Photographers Using Real Elements Join with other photographers and artists to celebrate the authentic photography processes of black and white film and paper development using chemicals in a darkroom. Help in the creation and promotion of Savannahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first cooperative darkroom space to enhance the lives of working photographers and introduce the community to the magic of all classic photo chemical processes. Meets Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Metro Coffee House, 402 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Contack Kathleen Thomas at 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-A-

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| Happenings for $5 per month. Experienced fencers are welcome to join. Call 429-6918 or send email to 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. 961-9913 or Savannah Kennel Club meets the fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. from September through May at the Fire Mountain restaurant on Stephenson Avenue. Those who wish to eat before the meeting are encouraged to arrive earlier. 656-2410. Savannah’s First Pug Playday This group meets every first Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Savannah Dog Park at 41st and Drayton streets. All humans and dogs who live in a pug household are welcome. A donation to the Savannah Dog Park would be appreciated. Contact Mike or Melinda at Savannah 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 Scooter Gang Connecting local riders to swap tips, stories, parts, mods and secrets. No obligation other than networking, and possibly arranging a monthly weekend ride to take over the streets downtown. Show off your scoot and ride with pride -- put ‘em in a line and watch the stares. Contact Travis at or 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 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. Sea Scout Venture Crew The Coastal Empire Council Boy Scouts of America has teamed up with the Tybee Light Power Squadron to organize a co-ed program for high school students that will give them an introduction to sailing, boating and water safety. Students must be currently enrolled in high school. Call 927-7272. Take Back the Night Collective meets every Monday 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@ 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 Vietnam Veterans of America meets monthly at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. Call James Crauswell at 927-3356. The Young Professionals of Savannah For information, contact Leigh Johnson at 659-9846..


Adult Ballet Classes at Islands Dance Academy, 115 Charlotte Dr, Whitemarsh Island near Publix shopping center. 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 6:30-7:30 p.m. Intermediate/Advanced Adult Ballet is held Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. 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 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, April 21 from 8-10:30 p.m. at the Islands Community Center, 160 Whitemarsh Island Rd. A basic lesson in the Rumba will begin at 7 p.m. The cost is $6 for members and $10 for non-members. Beginners and singles are welcome. Bring a covered dish. Call 961-9960 or 655-4985. Basic Ballroom Class Learn the Swing and Rumba on Saturday, April 7 from 1-3 p.m. at the West Broad YMCA, 1110 May St. The cost is $3. Beginners and singles are welcome. Call 961-9960 or 653-4985. 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 Visit 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 continued on page 46

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Million and the third Tuesday at Chen’s Chinese Restaurant at 20 E. Derenne Ave. at 7:30 p.m. Call 692-0382, email kasak@ or visit St. Almo The name stands for Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks are held Sundays (weather permitting). Meets at 6 p.m. at Canine Palace, 618 Abercorn St. (Time changes with the season.) Call 234-3336. 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 or Dave Armstrong at Savannah Community Darkroom Join photographers and artists who are passionate about the art of black and white photography and the craft of film processing and paper printing using chemistry in a darkroom. Help create a place to fuel the fire of artistic vision as well as introduce the medium to those in the community who have yet to discover its magic. Group meetings are held on a regular basis. Contact Kathleen Thomas at ghostgirl1204excite. com. Savannah Kennel Club meets monthly on the fourth Monday at 7 p.m. from September through May at Fire Mountain restaurant on Stephenson Avenue. Those who wish to eat before the meeting are encouraged to come earlier. Savannah Area Landlord & Real Estate Investors Association Learn to be a real estate investor or landlord. Group meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Spiva Law Group, 12020 Abercorn St. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Savannah Area Sacred Harp Singers The public is invited to come and sing early American music and folk hymns from the shape note tradition. This nondenominational community musical activity emphasizes participation, not performance. Songs are from The Sacred Harp, an oblong songbook first published in 1844. Call 6550994. Savannah Art Association meets the second Thursday of the month from 6-8 p.m. Call 232-7731. Savannah Brewers’ League Meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at Moon River Brewing Co., 21 W. Bay St. 447-0943. Call 447-0943 or visit 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


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the Maxine Patterson School of Dance. Any level welcome. If you would like to dance, accompany or sing, contact Laura Chason at Mahogany Shades of Beauty Inc. offers dance classes, including hip hop, modern, jazz, West African, ballet, lyrical and step, as well as modeling and acting classes. All ages and all levels are welcome. Call Mahogany B. at 272-8329. Mommy and Me Dance Class Little dancers ages 18 months to 3 years get an introduction to dance and creative movement. Classes are Tuesdays from 10:3011:15 a.m. at the Gretchen Greene School of Dance, located on Wilmington Island. Call 897-4235 or visit The Savannah Shag Club Savannahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 Doubleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Holiday Inn/Midtown, 7100 Abercorn St. Free basic shag, swing, salsa, cha cha, line dance and others are offered the first two Mondays and free shag lessons are offered. The lesson schedule is posted at and announced each Monday. The dance lessons are held 6:30-7:30 p.m. Special cocktail prices are from 6:30-10 p.m. and their are hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ouerves. There is no cover charge. Everyone is invited and welcomed into club membership. Call 927-4784 or 398-8784 or visit The Studio Ongoing classes include Hip Hop/Funk on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and Adult Beginner Ballet on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. There are a variety of advanced classes daily. The Studio is located at 2805 Roger Lacey Ave. just off the intersection of Skidaway and Victory. Call 695-9149 or 356-8383 or visit Wheelchair 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 Healthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Rehabilitation Institute, 4700 Waters Ave. . For information, call Charleen Harden at 308-7307 or send e-mail to

Youth Dance Program The West Broad Street YMCA, Inc. presents its Instructionalâ&#x20AC;&#x2C6;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.


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. Couples/Partners Yoga Workshop Discovering the Joy of Partnership in Motion will be taught by Betsy and Will Strong on Sunday, April 22 from 1-3 p.m. The cost is $30 per couple in advance or $35 per couple on the day of the workshop. To pre-register and pay, call Kelley at 441-6653. 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

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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 Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 The Obstacles of Yoga Workshop A Jivamukti yoga workshop will be presented by teachers Andr3ea Boyd and Jeffrey Cohen on April 14 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The cost is $30 in advance or $35 on the day of the workshop. To pre-register and pay, call Kelley at 441-6653. Pilates Classes are offered at the St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. 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 yoga 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, 10â&#x20AC;&#x201C;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

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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. Water aerobics at the JEA The Jewish Educational Alliance is offering aquatics classes. Call Shannon at 748-2393. Women on Weights is a series of one-hour training sessions led by a certified personal trainer who develops different routines throughout the month. The routines may include but 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 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

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

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Case Management Program St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St., will sponsor a client assessment and referral service that assists individuals in obtaining health care and medical assistance, indigent services, housing and other social services. Call 4476605 or 232-2003. 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 or 247-4263. Community Cardiovascular Council, Inc. offers free blood pressure checks Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1900 Abercorn St. Call 232-6624. Community HealthCare Center is a non-profit organization that provides free medical care for uninsured individuals who work or live in Chatham County and do not qualify for Medicare or Medicaid. All patients receive free examinations, medicine through the patient assistance program and free lab work. Women receive free pap tests and mammograms. Call 692-1451 to see if you qualify for services. Located at 310 Eisenhower Dr., No. 5, Medical Center. Dual Recovery Anonymous This 12-step program addresses all addictions and mental health recovery. Persons who are recovering from an addiction and a mental health problem can send e-mail to for information.

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Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Clinic is offered by St. Joseph’s/Candler and Emory. Patients can receive pre and post-operative care at the clinic rather than travel to Atlanta. Call Karen Traver, R.N. Transplant Coordinator, at 819-8350. La Leche League of Savannah Call Phoebe at 897-9261. Lose Weight like Mark Merlis on Dateline. Safe, effective, reasonable cost. Researchers at the University of Connecticut found that people who used hypnosis lost 60 percent more weight than any other method. The Alpha Institute, 927-3432. 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. Super 2 Access Clinic Super 2 Access (After Cancer Cure Evaluation Strategy and Support) is a clinic for children and adolescents who completed cancer treatment at least two years ago. For information, call Pam at 658-2215 or Donna at 667-8943. w


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First City Network Board Meeting Meets the first Monday at 6:30 p.m. at FCN’s office, 307 E. Harris St., 2nd floor. 236-CITY or Gay AA Meeting meets Sunday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at 307 E. Harris St., second floor. For information, contact Ken at 398-8969. Georgia Equality Savannah is the local chapter of Georgia’s largest gay rights group. 104 W. 38th St. 944-0996. Savannah Gay Prom Savannah Pride, Inc. has teamed up with First City Network to present Starry Nights on April 29 from 7-11 p.m. at Savannah Station. The Jamison Alley Band of Charleston and DJ Jason Hancock from

Columbia, S.C. will provide the music. A traditional king and queen crowning will be held, and the entry fee is $10. Tickets for the prom are $40 for one and $70 for a couple. That includes admission, a buffet-style dinner, an open bar, a prom picture and more. Tickets are available at, Creative/Approach, Urban Cargo, Venus de Milo, Club One Jefferson, Chuck’s Bar and Blaine’s Bar, or by calling Daniel John at 518-796-0333 or daniel@ Ticket sales will end April 20 at 5 p.m. Savannah Pride, Inc. meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the FCN office located at 307 E. Harris St. Everyone is encouraged to attend, for without the GLBT community, there wouldn’t be a need for Pride. Call Patrick Mobley at 224-3238. Standout is First City’s gay youth support group. Meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. at the FCN Headquarters, 307 E. Harris St., 3rd floor. Call 657-1966. What Makes A Family is a children’s therapy group for children of GLBT parents. Groups range in age from 10 to 18 and are held twice a month. Call 352-2611.



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Sales Office: 348 Jefferson St. Savannah, GA 31401 Historic Downtown Savannah 912.234.1255

Visit our gated, tranquil community featuring swimming pool, tennis courts, clubhouse with 24-hour fitness center and picturesque Tidal Creek Marsh views. Located on an exclusive inland island, 10 minutes from historic downtown Savannah and Tybee Beach. Tour today. Buy now. Models open daily. Preferred lenders on site. Kelly & Fischer Real Estate


Call NOW! (800) 767-2314


100 Walden Park Drive Savannah, GA 31410 Take Highway 80 east. Turn right on Whitemarsh Island Road.





Land/Lots for Sale FISH AND CATCH FISH

All brick duplex with 1 bedroom efficiency in back. Each duplex unit has covered back porch and storage. Spacious and more large closets than a regular house. Storage units on porch have heat/air and elec. Call LaTrelle for your viewing of this unique property at 658-7777 H-4704 $348,900

Staged for Country Pleasure; A welcome escape from the city bustle. One +/- 5 acre lot available in Effingham and one in Bulloch County. Call LaTrelle 6587777, ERA Adams-Pevey Realty 8262550. Prices starting as low as $28,000. A-4295.

Enjoy a peaceful afternoon on the wraparound porch of this beautiful country lot. This 3 bedroom 2 bath is over 1300 square feet, with over 3/4 of an acre surrounded by many mature trees. This home includes new paint, new flooring, a new metal roof, and new HVAC. Let your worries melt away in this affordable home priced at only $89,900. Call LaTrelle Pevey at 658-7777 and come enjoy it yourself today! H-4627

Abundance of all fresh water fish: Bass, Crappie, Cream and Catfish. Great place to FISH! Rest rooms, and covered picnic areas available. Limited number of yearly memberships a v a i l a b l e. S I M M O N S M I L L POND 912-839-3357.


Homes for Rent 642 MAUPAS AVE. Savannah. 1 bedroom, 1 bath, living room, kitchen & dinette. $550/month. Water included. No pets. Call 912-897-9802. Leave message to schedule viewing.

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RICHMOND HILL, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage, 1 year old. Clean, private back yard. Assoc. pool and tennis, available immediately. Great neighborhood of Mainstreet. $1200/mo. Pets considered. Call 949-388-3527.


Homes for Rent

Homes for Rent


SAVANNAH STATE AREA: 3BR/1BA & den. Hardwood floors, charming with yard! Available now! $875/month + $875/deposit. Call 912-604-6625.

Ask About Opportunity for Deep Water Dock Use 5 Rio Road: NEW 3BR, 2BA, home w/wrap-around porch. Near malls, hospitals & downtown. Island Living, Marsh view & Island Breeze, Public boat ramp 1 block away. www.savannahsbest 621 Derrick Inn Rd.: Good starter home w/2 bedrooms, 1 bath, large yard. www.savannahsbest 421 Hinesville Rd: 2BR, 1BA, deck, large yard with mature trees and country setting. www.savannahsbest 12 Wilshire Blvd.: 3BR, 3BA home, large living room, fireplace, carport, fenced yard, large workshop, furnished kitchen. www.savannahsbest 29 Pointer Place: Brick Townhome conveniently located on Savannah’s Southside. 2BR, 1.5BA, close to Savannah Mall & on the bus line.

www.savannahsbest Savannah Real Estate Investments, Inc. 912-921-1000


Mobile Homes for Rent


Top floor, Tybee house near Crab Shack on tidal creek/marsh. Large 2 bedrroom, 1 bath, all utilities: garbage/water/electric/cable/HBO/DSL included. $1100/month. Central heating/air, washer/dryer, DW, cathedral ceilings, sleeping loft, enclosed wrap-around porches, covered balcony on creek, kitchen w/walk-in pantry, hardwood floors, quiet, safe, dead-end street, off-street parking. View the lighthouse from your bed and the dolphins in the creek. Call 912-786-9470. Available now! First & Last month’s rent + $300 security deposit.


Apartments for Rent APARTMENT FOR RENT: 116 East Anderson Unit B. 3BR/1.5BA, washer/dryer, dishwasher, offstreet parking, central h/a, 1.5 blocks from Forsyth Park. $1200 includes water & trash. 912-257-6662.

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EFFINGHAM COUNTY/GUYTON 3/3 Brick home; 2600 sq ft; inground pool, garage/carport. 5 acres. Available 4/1. $1400/month & security deposit; must pass credit inquiry; 3976 Hwy 119 South; Judy Gunnels, Southern Homes & Land Real Estate; 912-772-6683 or 912-308-7800.



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DONATE CARS, any condition, full IRS deduction, free pick-up, FOSTER CARE PARTNERS, 1-888-HUG-KIDS, Espanol

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


Immaculate 4 bedroom 2 bath brick home in Golf course community. Effingham County Schools. Cathedral ceilings with beautiful arched windows. Great Room with Fireplace and separate Dining Room. Cherry cabinets. Fenced back yard. Call LaTrelle for your viewing of this well priced home in Lost Plantation @ 658-7777. H-4678 $192,900


SUVs JEEP WRANGLER SAHARA 2000 Green, great condition, only 46,000 miles, 5 speed, CD player, cruise, hard and soft top, Wilderness rack & more! $11,500 OBO. 912-443-9882.

950 REDUCED!! Perfect for first time homeowner or downsizing couple. Approx. 1600 sq. ft. on .82 acre. Home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths; dining room/living room combo and eat in kitchen. Master bath has double vanities and whirlpool bath with separate shower. Two car carport is attached to home. Call LaTrelle for your showing of this adorable home place at 658-7777. H-4625 $98,000

Boats & Accessories 1999 SEA RAY 180 BR

I/O 135hp. $8000. Great shape, 345 hours only. Includes: anchor, life vests, dpth finder, trailer, cover, extra prop, and stereo. Call 912-441-8183. See at


17’ Outrage, Mariner 135HP, bimini top, livewell, fishbox, rod holders, depth finder. $12,500 OBO. Call 912-354-8266.

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Approx. 3700 sq. feet with 4 bedrooms and 3 ½ baths. A True Horse lovers special! Horse arena and club across road with large acreage for trail riding. Workshop is heated/cooled and spot zoned for existing home business. In-ground Pool and decking for entertaining. Over 10 acres. View our video at 3519hwy67n.htm Call LaTrelle for your personal showing of this lovely estate at 658-7777 H-4626 $398,000

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51 Too Many Options To List

Broughton St. Loft- JUST REDUCED!!!

Walk to the PARK. $1,075,000. Once block walk to Forsyth Park. Tennis, basketball, jogging, much more! Two units on each end and one town home in the middle. Great investment opportunity. All electrical, plumbing, and HVAC updated. Turn into condos or rentals. Motivated seller. Bring all offers. Contact Alex Grikitis, 912-2220-1700.

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

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

Hentry Place Condominiums

216 West Park Condominiums

Lincon Park Condominiums

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

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

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

1412 Adams St.

Victory Drive

1711 Price St.

Beautifully restored 5000 sqft post civil war plantation home on 3.98 acres in downtown Ridgeland. Starting at 725,000. 6 bdrms, 3 full baths, 1.5 bath, wrap around porches, custom tile pool, carport, garage, boat storage, lrg oak trees, Four boat landings within 15 min drive. 35 min to Savannah, Beaufort, Hilton Head. Minutes to I - 95 much more!

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

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

415 East 34 St.

308 E. President St. Townhouse

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

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

347 Abercorn St. • Savannah, GA 31401 • 912-236-1000 Alex Grikitis • 912-220-1700 •

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