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Thursday, July 19

Daily Cannon Firings at Old Fort Jackson

When: Daily at 10 a.m. and 2, and 4 p.m. through July 31. Where: Old Fort Jackson, 3 miles east of downtown off President Street. Cost: $4.25 general admission, $3.75 for students, seniors 55 and up, military and AAA and free for children 6 and under. Info: 232-3945 or

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Savannah Children’s Theatre presents Alice in Wonderland When: July 20 and 21 at 7 p.m. and July 21 and 22 at 3 p.m. Where: Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 E. Victory Dr. Cost: $10. Info:

Cultural Arts Theatre’s Footloose continues

What: This high-energy musical is based the 1984 film about a dancing teen who moves from a big city to a conservative small town, where he must adjust to a new school, new friends and rigourous edicts on self expression, music and dancing. When: July 20 and 21 at 8 p.m. and July 22 at 3 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre. Cost: $17 general admission and $12 seniors and students. Info: 525-5050 or

Savannah Sand Gnats games this week

What: The Sand Gnats take on the Augusta GreenJackets.When: July 19 and 20 at 7:05 p.m. Where: Grayson Stadium on East Victory Drive. Cost: Box seats $9.50, reserved $7.50 and general admission $6. Info: 351-9150.

Saturday, July 21

Savannah Community Theatre’s Showtune begins

Savannah Starland Farmers Market continues

What: Showtune: The Words & Music of Jerry Herman was conceived by Paul Gilger as a revue of Herman’s songs, grouped into thematic sections to set particular moods and create a story. Set in the 1920s, the production features songs from Hello, Dolly!, Mame, La Cage Aux Folles and many other Broadway classics. When: July 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28 and Aug 2, 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. and July 22 and 29 and Aug 5 at 3 p.m. Where: Savannah Community Theatre, 2160 E. Victory Dr. Cost: $25 adults, $20 seniors, and $15 for matinee, students and children. Info: Call 898-9021 or visit

What: Buy fresh produce and other goods. When: July 14 and every Saturday through October from 9 a.m. to noon. Where: The area of the old Starland Dairy at 40th an Bull streets. Cost: Free. Info: 443-5355, maldorors@ or

AASU’s Parallel Lives continues

What: A 1989 sketch comedy piece written by Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy. Audience discretion is advised for language and content. When: July 19-21 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Armstrong Atlantic State University’s Jenkins Black Box Theater. Cost: $8. Info: Call the box office weekdays from 2-6 p.m. at 927-5381.

Summer Film Series Presents Spirited Away What: Each summer, the Tybee Island Marine Science Center sponsors a guest speaker series. Topics vary each week and feature speakers who are professionals in their fields. The next lecture is Community-based Environmental Conservation, presented by Alan Power of the University of Georgia. When: Tuesday, July 24 at 7 p.m. Where: Tybee Island City Hall, 403 Butler Ave. Cost: Free. Info: or 786-5917.

What: This animated film was made in Japan in 2001. This film series is sponsored by Connect Savannah. When: July 21 at 3 p.m. Where: Trustees Theater. Cost: Tickets for adults are $8 and $6 for seniors and military, $4 with a SCAD ID. For the family films, children 12 and under are free, up to two kids per paid adult admission. Blue Star Family members are free for any SFS film. Info: 525-5050 or

The Historic Savannah Theatre’s Return to the 50s continues

Savannah Actor’s Theatre A Moon for the Misbegotten begins

What: The final play written by one of America’s greatest playwrights, Eugene O’Neill, will be presented. When: July 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28 at 8 p.m. Where: Savannah Actor’s Theatre, 703D Louisville Rd. Cost: $15 and $10. Info: 232.6080 or

What: Relive the days when rock ‘n roll was born. When: July 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28 and 29 at 8 p.m. and July 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 3 p.m. Where: 222 Bull St. Cost: Adults $33 and 17 and under $16. Info: 233-7764.

Friday, July 20

Summer Concerts in the Squares

What: Pack a lunch and enjoy music provided by The Tony Clarke Project. When: July 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: Wright Square. Cost: Free. Info: 965-6417 or visit

Summer Film Series Presents The Searchers

What: A classic western, the way they used to make them. This film series is sponsored by Connect Savannah. When: July 21 at 7 p.m. Where: Trustees Theater. Cost: Tickets for adults are $8 and $6 for seniors and military, $4 with a SCAD ID. For the family films, children 12 and under are free, up to two kids per paid adult admission.

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Nephew Tommy’s Laughing at Life Comedy Tour

What: Nephew Tommy is a regular on The Steve Harvey Morning Show. When: July 21 at 8 p.m. Where: Savannah Civic Center’s Johnny Mercer Theatre. Cost: $20.50 balcony and $23.50 orchestra and mezzanine. Info: 651-6556.

Sunday, July 22

Coastal Jazz Association’s Jazz in July

What: Singer Dot Wilder will present her distinct style of jazz. When: July 22 at 5 p.m. Where: Cobblestone Conch House, 225 W. River St. Cost: $10. Info: and

Summer Dinner Theater 2007 presents Beauty and the Beast

What: This production is presented by Isle of Hope United Methodist Church and Arts on the Island. Proceeds will help fund Interfaith Hospitality Network’s new day center. When: July 25-28 and Aug. 1-4. On Wednesdays, dessert is served at 7:30 p.m. and the performance begins at 8 p.m. On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, dinner is served at 7 p.m. and the performance begins at 8 p.m. Where: Isle of Hope United Methodist Church. Cost: $18 for Wednesday performances, and $25 for all other performances. Info: 355-8519.

The Psychotronic Film Society presents Rolling Thunder

What: William Devane starts as a traumatized Vietnam veteran who relies on his military training in paying back a group of thugs who have brutalized his family in this 1977 film. This little-known cult classic also features Tommy Lee Jones’ first screen performance, and is a personal favorite of director Quentin Tarantino. When: July 25 at 8 p.m. Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: $5. w

Tuesday, July 24

Screening of The Decalogue continues

What: A series of 10 short films by Krzysztof Kieslowski address the Ten Commandments of the Judeo-Christian Old Testament. This is the fifth episode. Each screening is introduced by a local clergy person from an ecumenical selection of local houses of worship, including representatives of Protestant, Catholic, Jewish and Unitarian faiths. When: July 24 at 8 p.m. Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: Free. Info: 232-4447 or

Wed., July 25 Summer Concerts in the Squares

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What: A little auditory show, inspired by the comfort, joy and sustainability of peanut butter sandwiches. Writers, actors and creative artists of the Savannah community will share with participatory listeners stories and music of fear and love, adventure and mystery, life and humanity and peanut butter and jelly. When: July 23 and every Monday at 8 p.m. Where: Savannah Actor’s Theatre, 703D Louisville Rd. Cost: Admission is $2 and peanut butter sandwiches are available for $2 each. Info: 232-6080 or mail@savannahactorstheatre. org.

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‘Missing angels’ or misogyny? Rightward turn signals bolder pro-life moves in Georgia


rustrated with the slow process of gradually chipsaid. “It’s clear they feel like it’s possible they could pass ping away at abortion rights through a series of resomething like this in Georgia.” strictions to abortion, pro-life lawmakers in Georgia If such an amendment were to pass in Georgia or recently took a bolder move. anywhere else it could be used as a vehicle to mount In March they introduced the first bill in the couna frontal legal challenge to Roe v. Wade, the 1973 try to amend a state constitution to define embryos and Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion, Brahm fetuses from the moment of conception as persons ensaid. titled to a right to life. Proponents of the amendment base their legal claim The legislation is the latest sign of a widening strateon a passage in the majority opinion of Roe v. Wade in gic divide within the pro-life movement. which Justice Harry Blackmun said the court was not In recent years, those who have pushed an increin a position to answer the question of when life bemental approach to gradually restrict access to the progins but added that if the “personhood” of embryos cedure -- but not ban it altogether -- have enjoyed the and fetuses were ever established, the case for abortion upper hand. But the “personhood amendment” signals would collapse under the equal protection clause of the that absolutists are readying a more direct challenge to Fourteenth Amendment. the incrementalists in their midst. In this view, the entire debate over abortion rights “For too long the pro-life movement has been domhinges on the question of personhood; if embryos and inated by a strategy of ‘wait;’ too fearful of losing to risk fetuses are granted that status, it would establish the winning,” Richard Thompson, president of the Thomas legal underpinnings needed by anti-choice groups to More Law Center, a Christian legal advocacy group in overturn Roe v. Wade. Ann Arbor, Mich., said in a The Georgia amendment is statement. “The adoption of the most conspicuous sign yet of What the resolution says this amendment will place the effort to recognize embryos House Resolution 536 would define life Georgia at the forefront of the and fetuses as persons, but the as beginning at the moment of fertilization, battle to restore the sanctity movement has seen significant which not only could preclude abortion, but of innocent human life.” under-the-radar success in resome birth control. Sponsors intend to seek To be sure, gaining the cent years. approval next year of this ballot question: support of two-thirds of the In 2002, the Bush admin“A RESOLUTION proposing an amendlawmakers in both chambers ment to the Constitution so as to provide that istration issued a regulatory of the Georgia Legislature and change to expand the State the paramount right to life is vested in each a majority of the state’s vothuman being from the moment of fertilization Children’s Health Insurance ers that is required to pass the without regard to age, race, sex, health, func- Program to include embryos “personhood amendment” and fetuses, making them sepation, or condition of dependency; to provide will be an uphill battle. for submission of this amendment for ratifica- rate beneficiaries of a governEven if it were to become ment program, according to tion or rejection; and for other purposes.” law, the amendment would NARAL Pro-Choice America, not have any immediate effect an abortion rights advocacy on abortion rights in the state because it does not adgroup in Washington, D.C. dress criminal penalties, said Josh Brahm, a spokesperIn 2004, President Bush signed a bill passed by the son for Georgia Right to Life in Lawrenceville, Ga. then Republican-controlled Congress that for the first And any legislation that did include criminal penaltime in federal law recognized embryos and fetuses as ties would be blocked because the U.S. Supreme Court persons with rights apart from the mothers. Called the -- while restricting some access in its April decision “Unborn Victims of Violence Act,” the law made it a banning a specific type of abortion procedure--has separate federal crime to harm an embryo or fetus. continued to uphold the basic right to abortion. The bill gained traction after the highly publicized Still, Kay Scott, president of Planned Parenthood of death of Laci Peterson, a California woman who was Georgia in Atlanta, says the effort to endow embryos eight months pregnant when she was murdered by her and fetuses with legal rights--the so-called personhood husband in 2002. push--should not be discounted in her state. This spring, the movement got a tacit boost from If it passes, Georgia’s “personhood amendment” the April Supreme Court ruling that upheld a federal could provide anti-choice advocates legal language that law banning an abortion procedure known as “intact could ultimately make abortion at any gestational age dilation and evacuation.” tantamount to murder and could eventually lead to the The decision itself did not break new ground on the outlawing of everything from contraception to stem question of personhood. cell research to certain kinds of fertility treatments, But writing for a 5-4 majority, Justice Anthony Scott said. Kennedy said: “The state has an interest in ensuring so “The rest of the country took a moderate turn at the grave a choice is well informed.” last election, but Georgia sort of went to the right,” she Some pro-life activists saw this as encouragement

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women the opportunity to view the image. State lawmakers will take more action on ultrasound bills on the heels of the Supreme Court’s abortion ruling, Heather Boonstra, a public policy associate at the New Yorkbased Guttmacher Institute, predicted in a recent policy memo. The “personhood” movement may also gain traction from a grassroots movement to grant birth certificates to stillborn fetuses, pro-choice advocates fear. Over the last six years, 19 states have passed laws giving men and women the opportunity to request such certificates, and seven more states are considering similar legislation, known as “missing angels” bills. Pro-choice advocates worry the laws could aid the anti-choice movement by elevating the status of the fetus. “There’s no question in my mind that the anti-abortion crowd will look for some way to use this,” said Kim Gandy, president of the National Organization for Women in Washington, D.C. But Joanne Cacciatore, who delivered a stillborn fetus 13 years ago and subsequently began lobbying state legislatures to pass “missing angels” bills, brushed aside those fears. “This is a bipartisan issue,” she said. “It has nothing to do with abortion.” w To comment e-mail us at

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to pursue “informed consent” laws; some of these add counseling requirements to abortion services that are designed to elevate the emotional, if not legal, status of embryos and fetuses, said Scott of Planned Parenthood of Georgia. One such restriction that is quickly gaining ground is a law requiring physicians to give pregnant women the opportunity to view an image of the fetus in an ultrasound screening before performing an abortion. “Ultrasound requirements ensure informed choice because they allow a woman to see her unborn child as he or she really is, both by seeing his or her form and face on a screen and also by hearing the heartbeat,” Denise Burke, vice president and legal director for Americans United for Life, wrote in a 2006 legislative guide on state ultrasound bills. The image, Burke wrote, helps establish a bond between the woman and her “unborn child,” making it more likely her plans to have an abortion will be dampened. So far 10 states--Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Idaho, Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Oklahoma and Utah --have passed an ultrasound law requiring physicians to give women the opportunity to view ultrasounds, according to National Right to Life, an anti-choice advocacy group in Washington, D.C. Louisiana, meanwhile, has mandated that physicians perform ultrasounds after 20 weeks gestation and offer

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Sanctity of life is a ‘green’ issue, too The unborn have a right to a safe, clean environment

We’ll fight you all the way,” he said. That was the top spokesperson for a major “pro-family” organization. He and I were having breakfast at the Willard Hotel, just across the street from the White House. I’d asked him to meet to discuss ways in which we might work together on a particular issue. It didn’t go well. “So, you’re telling me that you don’t think your constituency would be interested?” I asked. “Well, I can assure you that we aren’t going to consider this a ‘sanctity of life’ issue,” was his response. Amazing. Especially given the topic under discussion. We were talking about the mercury poisoning of unborn children in America. Studies show that 600,000 children, one out of six born annually, have been exposed to mercury levels that could cause brain damage. Pregnant women and toddlers are routinely advised to avoid fish with potentially high mercury content like swordfish, shark, tilefish, and even tuna steaks. These large fish eat little fish, that eat the algae, that may be contaminated by mercury pollution,

which comes mostly from U.S. coal-burning power plants. And here was my colleague proposing that this wasn’t a “sanctity of life” issue! Once I became aware of the impacts of mercury on the unborn it prompted alarms to go off in my head, but it especially aroused the concern of Virginia, the mother of our two boys. The younger of the two has an auditory processing problem and has needed special schooling. Am I saying that the cause of his disability was mercury poisoning? No, but it could have been. No one can say for sure. My growing apprehension about the relationship between the environment and personal health led me to ask Rev. Jim Ball, the President of the Evangelical Environmental Network, to join me at the 2005 national “Right to Life” march, held annually in the nation’s capital. I said, “Jim, would you carry a banner with me, say, entitled, ‘Stop Mercury Poisoning of the Unborn’? We’ll carry it among the usual abortion protestors and see what happens.’” We did just that, which led to a national news story in The Washington Post entitled “The Greening of the Evangelicals.” And how were we viewed?

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Well, most marchers were completely unaware of the connection between mercury and the unborn, but they learn quickly. Thus, on that January day, we helped start a movement that is making evangelicals the “go-to” religious group in challenging politics-as-usual on climate change, habitat destruction, species extinction, and mercury pollution. What is most tragic about mercury poisoning of the unborn is that, unlike climate change, it is an easily solvable problem. There is available technology, scrubbers for coal-burning utility plants that can virtually eliminate mercury emissions, that is, if the public would demand that their government act to mandate those scrubbers. Many people assume this problem has no impact on them. But I will never forget a focus group conducted by Ellison Research in Richmond, Virginia. We watched as a grandmother in her sixties, a lay-preacher, said, “You mean to tell me that at least two of my sixteen grandchildren could have been exposed to mercury? Well, we don’t have any utility plants located here.” Reaching over, a middle-aged man put his hand on hers and said, “Lady, we not only do have a coal-burning utility plant nearby, I work for it.” Both agreed, after fur-

ther discussion, to work together to end this toxic pollution. Is mercury poisoning a sanctity-oflife issue? Of course -- and no amount of Herod-like “washing one’s hands” of liability will change that. Together, evangelical Christians and atheists, Republicans and Democrats, conservatives and liberals, can stop this injustice against our children. All that’s necessary is that we hold our politicians and government officials, including the President, accountable for this form of discrimination against our youngest citizens. It’s the least we can do for “the least of these,” what the Bible calls our innocent babies. It’s not too much to ask. w Richard Cizik is the Vice President for Governmental Affairs at the National Association of Evangelicals. He regularly lobbies the White House and Congress, and is outspoken on biblically-based environmentalism called “creation care.” To comment e-mail us at © 2007 Blue Ridge Press

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ummer in Savannah gets a bad rap. The truth is that many east coast cities well north of us routinely have worse summers than we do. New York, Philly, and of course Washington, D.C. -- a fetid swamp in more ways than one -- all come to mind as places that are often much more brutal in the summer than Savannah. And if you want to talk humidity -- well, you don’t really know humidity until you’ve spent some quality time on the Gulf Coast or in Central America. Savannah’s a veritable desert compared to those steamy locales. This past Sunday in Savannah was as fine a day as you could want in a summer - any summer, anywhere. Manageable temperature, comparatively low humidity and a frequent breeze combined for something approaching paradise. I guess the real question is: Should we keep the truth to ourselves, or continue to spread the sometimes-convenient myth to our friends in other states that Savannah’s unbearable in the summertime?

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One segment of the community that isn’t letting the heat slow them down in the slightest is local theatre groups. I cannot recall seeing a more active theatre season ever in Savannah -- let alone a summer season. The Armstrong Atlantic State University Masquers, making up for future lost time with the pending renovation of both the school’s live theatre spaces, must be breaking records with the blistering pace of their summer slate, which is so ambitious it has a name all its own: “Encore.” If the Masquers have had a single dark weekend over the past couple of months, I can’t think which one it might have been. They followed The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) with The Bad Seed, which was rapidly followed by the two-woman show Parallel Lives, now playing. Immediately after the curtain closes on the Parallel Lives run, the Masquers go up with Arsenic and Old Lace. Hey, Masquers -- leave a few plays left to do in the renovated space, OK? Tom Coleman’s new Savannah Community Theatre has had a busy time of it lately too, with its inaugural Radio GALS, its ongoing Savannah Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre at the Pirate’s House and the current production, Showtune. Kelie Miley’s Savannah Childrens Theatre, in the same space on Victory and Skidaway as Savannah Community Theatre, continues its own breakneck pace, following the summer’s successful run of Beauty and the Beast with The Little Mermaid, and opening Alice in Wonderland this weekend.

Savannah Actors Theatre downtown continues their crusade to eliminate as much dark time as possible from their space at the ARK Theatre on Louisville Road. On the heels of June’s Looking for Ethiopia, they open A Moon for the Misbegotten this weekend, and hold the regular improv “PBR Show” -- that’s short for Peanut Butter Radio, not the ironic hipster beer of choice - each Monday evening. SAT’s goal for 2008 is to have something live going up -- anything live -- all 365 nights of the year. (If nothing else they should be able to get an awesome documentary film out of the effort. Thesis project alert!) The city’s Cultural Arts Theatre continues its full calendar of events, including the current run of Footloose, to be followed by Bat Boy the Musical in August. Because its productions are typically larger in scale then other local groups, they don’t put on quite as many shows. But believe me, Artistic Director D.J. Queenan and company burn the midnight oil to get these complicated, demanding productions cast, their sets built and all systems good to go. And of course there’s the continuing professional revue at the Historic Savannah Theatre, the current incarnation being Return to the ‘50s, cycling into Broadway on Bull Street in September following a brief five-show run of Greater Tuna Sept. 6-9. What’s also interesting about all this is that theatre groups are showing much more flexibility about shows than before. Every troupe everywhere occasionally runs into last-minute nightmare scenarios, generally having to do with buying rights, that force them to put the kibosh on previously planned productions. But these days when local theatre groups run into those kinds of deal-breakers, they quickly adjust by plugging new shows into the gap. It’s not easy, but the fact that it’s being done at all, and so regularly, is something I find very encouraging. What to make of this local theatre activity, both the quality and the quantity? What does it all mean? Simply put, it means that live theatre in Savannah has finally hit critical mass. And I ain’t talkin’ theatre critics here. In other words, the amount of available talent has finally synched up with the amount of dedicated directors and crew to make that win-win situation, that perfect storm of big-city live theatre presence, finally possible. The third part of the formula is you, the theatregoer, who makes these performances possible by your patronage. Don’t let us all down! w Jim Morekis is editor in chief of Connect Savannah. E-mail him at

| Community text and photos by Linda Sickler

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Pickin’ & grinnin’ Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens holds unique fundraiser

lood, sweat and tears. Make no mistake, picking blackberries is hard work. They have thorns -- hence the blood. The berries ripen at the end of July, when the hot sun beats down -- hence the sweat. And the price of blackberries is outrageous -- hence the tears. If you buy blackberries at the grocery store, expect to pay $4 for a mere 6 ounces of berries. And that’s not nearly enough for even one cobbler. Local blackberry aficionados have reason to cheer. The Roger Haveline Bamboo Farm visits the Bamboo and Coastal Gardens is offer- Farm to pick some blackberries ing pick-yourown blackberries at a cost of $2.50 for an entire pound. “The blackberry patch is a project started by the Friends of the Coastal Gardens,” says Jeffrey Webb, Area Extension Agent for Commercial Horticulture. “They purchased the blackberry plants from tissue culture plants.” The plants were set out in 2005. “Last year, they were just plants,” Webb says. “This is their first bearing year.” And how! The berries are large and luscious. And it really is true that “the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice.”

“The berries initially are green, then they turn red,” Webb says. “You want to look for berries that are black. They detach from the plant easily.” The blackberry patch was planted so that the Friends of the Coastal Gardens could raise money for educational programs at the farm. “The 700-plus blackberry shrubs we planted two years ago have really exceeded our expectations,” says Dr. Stephen Garton, superintendent of the gardens. “We expect a yield of about 3,000 pounds,” he says. “That’s quite substantial for a first year’s crop.” Planting blackberries as a fundraiser truly was a gamble. “It was a shot in the dark,” Webb says. “We weren’t sure what would happen, and we didn’t know what to expect.” Fortunately, all is well. “We’ve had a lot of people who’ve showed up,” Webb says. “What we’re seeing is a lot of mothers and grandmothers with little children who’ve come together. “They’re sharing the tradition of it,” Webb says. “They’re learning about local food and sharing it with the children.” Roger Haveline of Savannah brought his grandson, Justin Hatfield, to the berry patch. “I used to pick blackberries when I was much younger,” Haveline says. “My grandcontinued on page 14

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son is here visiting from Omaha, Neb., so we decided to do this together.” Justin had never picked blackberries before, but he is no stranger to the berry patch. “He’s picked strawberries,” Haveline says. The patch opens at 8 a.m., and that really is the best time to pick berries because of the hot temperatures. “We’ve had pickers suggest we open at 6 a.m.,” Webb says. “That isn’t going to happen. “We get the cash register ready to go as soon after 8 a.m. as possible,” he says. “I suggest wearing long sleeves and maybe gloves.” Pickers first stop by the office to pick up the necessary equipment -- a plastic bucket and a bamboo stick. The bucket, when full to overflowing, holds five pounds of blackberries. The stick enables pickers to lift up the new growth on top of the berry plants and away from the tender, ripened berries at the bottom of the plant. “The new green foliage is this year’s growth,” Webb says. “That growth will have berries next year.” The berries are Kiowa blackberries and yes, they do have thorns. “There are thornless varieties, but the fruit quality on the thorny varieties is better,” Webb says. The patch is open Tuesday through Saturday. “We’re closed Monday so we can do essential things, and also to give the field a break so it will ripen more fruit,” Webb says. “This week, we had some pickers who were getting ahead of the berries.” In the spring, the Bamboo Farm offers strawberry picking. In a berry patch, it’s almost impossible to resist sampling the product right in the field. “It’s sweet to see toddlers coming in with red smiles,” Webb says. “The blackberries don’t do that, but we know people sample

them as they pick, and that’s fine. They’re safe to eat as they’re picked and are pesticide-free.” There are only a few weeks left in blackberry season. Webb encourages pickers to come out by the end of July. “I hear people are eating them fresh,” Webb says. “They’re also making blackberry cobbler. “One of the callers asked if we had blackberry recipes,” he says. “I got online and got six blackberry recipes that we hand out if people ask for them. They are for everything from Blackberry Soup to Blackberry Crisp.” While the low price has banished pickers’ tears, there is still sweat and blood involved involved in blackberry picking. Even if little ones don’t actually pick, be sure to bring them along. “Pack a picnic and enjoy lunch in the gardens’ shady, lake-side pavilion while watching the turtles swim,” Garton says. “The Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens is an excellent choice for a summer day trip for the entire family,” he says. “Kids love the maze-like bamboo wilderness.” w The blackberry patch at the Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens is open Tuesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gardens are located at 2 Canebrake Rd., just off U.S. 17. The cost is $2.50 for each pound of blackberries picked. Plastic buckets and bamboo sticks are provided. Call the Blackberry Hot Line at 921-5897 for updates on daily picking conditions.

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from recent Savannah/Chatham Police incident reports

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• A woman discovered there was money missing from her bank account. When she asked her boyfriend about it, he told her that he had taken her credit card and made a cash withdrawal and bought cigarettes. As the woman was explaining the situation to an officer, the boyfriend spoke up and said, “I did it.” The officer told the man to stop talking and think about what he was saying because it wasn’t helping him at that time. The man responded, “There ain’t no reason

lying about it. I did it.” The man was placed under arrest for financial transaction card fraud. The woman gave the officer three receipts, one for the cigarettes, and two receipts from a grocery for cash withdrawals. However, one of the transactions failed because the man used the wrong PIN. The woman was given a case report number card and advised how to obtain a copy of the report. The man was transported to the Chatham County Detention Center. • A Derenne Avenue resident told police she was receiving harassing phone calls. The woman said she had called the suspect about a civil matter over a television the two are involved in. During the conversation, the suspect said she would “kick (the victim’s) ass.” She said the suspect repeatedly dared her to come get and get the television. The victim tried to call the suspect three more times and was advised not to call back by the suspect. A case report number card was given to the victim. Warrant, peace bond and civil court procedures were explained to her.

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• An officer on routine patrol in Yamacraw observed a group of four males walking down Ann Street between Bryan and Zubby streets. As the officer passed by the group, he heard one of them say, “We’re going to the Greyhound.” After the officer circled back around, he noticed two of the men walking between the 600 and 700 block just off Ann Street., Upon conducting a subject stop, one of the men was confirmed as being banned from all public housing. He was arrested for criminal trespass. w

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

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Several 911 calls were made by residents of Bradford Court, who told police a group of men was standing in the street, and one of them had a gun. Upon arrival at the scene, an officer saw an older man pointing toward a man standing nearby. The officer approached the man and patted him down for weapons, but he had none. When the officer asked for an ID, the man showed him a Georgia driver’s license. Another officer arrived at the scene and found another man standing in the back yard. The two men told the officers that the older man they had seen earlier and a younger man who was with him had pointed a gun at them. One said that he and his brother had just come home and were standing at the end of the driveway, smoking. The younger man approached and asked him for a cigarette. He responded no, that he had only a few left.The younger man then said he “ran this street” and the man had to give him a cigarette. He walked into his residence and came back with a long gun. The man said the suspect cocked the gun with a lever at the bottom several times, then pointed it at him. He said he was still standing near the edge of his driveway and the younger man with the gun was in the front yard of a nearby house. When the man saw the gun pointed at him, he ducked and ran into his back yard. When an officer questioned the older man, it became apparent that he was very intoxicated. He said there was no younger man with him, that he was alone the whole time. The older man said one of the men had driven by him while he stood in front of his sister’s house. He said as the man passed him, he yelled to get out of his way or he would shoot him. He said after the man yelled at him, he parked his car, then took a “machine gun” from it. He said the man then yelled that he “would shoot everyone on the street.” No arrests were made.

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| News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Alcohol Was Involved

Andres Vasquez, 20, of Verona, Ky., initially told the 911 operator in May that someone had “thrown” his truck on top of him, but he finally admitted he was drunk, had a one-vehicle accident, was trapped upside-down and was in dire pain, fading in and out for over two hours to the dispatcher. The operators pleaded the entire time for Vasquez to just say where he was so that they could send a rescue party, but, as the Kentucky Enquirer put it, “When repeatedly asked his location, (Vasquez’s) answer was always the same: ‘I’m under the (expletive) truck.’” (He finally gave a clue and was rescued.)


lives are greatly enhanced, but no peer-reviewed research has yet been done.

People Different From Us

Chief Deputy Terry Thompson was driving around Rayville, La., in June when he saw several cars stopped for an 8-foot snake in the road, with some motorists threatening to run over it or shoot it so that traffic could pass. Thompson stepped in to save it and then realized that he recognized the snake. It was, he remembered, the one-eyed boa constrictor that had turned up missing in March after owner Chad Foote had moved into town, and Foote said he was ecstatic to have it returned, considering the handsome price one has to pay for a snake with one eye.

The Litigious Society

The local government in Dalkeith, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Josh Hancock Scotland, has decided that, notwithstandwas killed in an April car crash after he coling global warming and carbon “footprints,” lided with a stopped tow truck on I-64 in the the lights will stay on all night, every night, middle of the night, and according to a poin the building that formerly was Dalkeith lice report, Hancock was intoxicated, speedHigh School (but which has been vacant ing, un-seat-belted, and talking on his since 2004) because councilors fear that cell phone at the time. Nonetheless, trespassers would hurt themselves in May, Hancock’s father filed a in the darkness and sue them. A lawsuit claiming that the causes of Green Party spokesman called it It is the crash were (1) the tow truck “an unbelievable triple whammy never operator, (2) the driver being as(cost, fire risk, environmental sisted by the tow truck operamy fault waste).” tor, and (3) the manager of the restaurant where Hancock had The March of been drinking.


In April, Los Angeles gynecologist David Matlock licensed his 2-year-old G-spot-enhancing technology to 35 other doctors around the country to help spread the benefits of collagen injections that swell the so-called Grafenburg Spot (a supposedly pleasure-registering zone which is, at best, tiny and hidden, but according to some doctors, nonexistent). With the patient’s help, the doctor guides the 3inch needle to the most promising location, and one injection renders the G-spot the size of a coin. Many patients claim their sex

Least Competent People

Twelve hundred troops from Poland were deployed to Afghanistan in June as part of a NATO buildup to patrol the Pakistan border, searching for Taliban forces, but Polish commanders admitted that they would not be combat-ready for several weeks because the keys to all their Humvees had been stolen. One commander said spare keys had been ordered.

Compelling Explanations

Lame: (1) Jonathan Powell, 17, was convicted in April of sexually assaulting a college student in Iowa City, Iowa, after his DNA was found in several places on her body. Powell explained the DNA by claiming that he had merely bumped into the woman accidentally while jogging and had become so “entangled” with her that he was unable to free himself for about “45 minutes.” (2) In April, Donald Duncan Jr., 34, was convicted of invasion of privacy in Carlisle, Pa., after his wife discovered a hidden-camera video of two girls who were disrobing in a bedroom in the couple’s house. Duncan said he had set up the camera because he suspected there were ghosts in the house and wanted proof. Lawyer Charles Curbo filed a motion in Memphis, Tenn., in June, claiming that his client, Tony Wolfe, who was convicted of murder, failed to get a fair trial due to the ineffectiveness of Wolfe’s lawyer (i.e., Curbo) because the lawyer was often too sleepy to do a good job. However, the prosecutor pointed out that part of Curbo’s strategy had been to “wear down” witnesses “by extensive cross-examination” and that it was no wonder that he was exhausted. Tiffany Weaver pleaded guilty in April to having stolen a lawyer’s official ID and impersonating the woman in order to gain access to the jail in Baltimore so that she could visit her incarcerated boyfriend, but she denied, through her lawyer, that she and the boyfriend had had sex while they were together. “There was never any sexual intercourse,” said attorney Ivan Bates. “There was no thrusting whatsoever.” Unclear on the Concept: (1) After the owner of a wrought-iron business in Brussels, Belgium, abruptly turned away a 53-year-old Nigerian native who had applied for a job, the local labor office declared the owner racist. However, the man said he was just trying to protect the Nigerian from the owner’s dog. “My dog is racist,” he said. “Not me.” (2) Police in Kyoto, Japan, said in

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March that a man had been detained after firing a dozen rounds from his house toward a new, 11-story condominium building next door. The man explained that he was angry that the building was blocking the sunlight he had previously enjoyed.

Recurring Themes

News of the Weird first mentioned “Breatharians” in a 1999 report, referring to people who claim to subsist on only water, air and sunlight, even though there is scant proof and no scientific evidence that humans can live beyond a few weeks on such a diet. In June, London’s Daily Mail profiled German Michael Werner, who claims not to have eaten (except for fruit juice, coffee, wine and an occasional grape or nut) since 2001 yet is active and robust at 6-feet-2 and 175 pounds, attributing his success to state of mind. The two most famous Breatharians (Australian Ellen Greve and American Wiley Brooks) were both later exposed in the press as having sneaked food on the side.

Which One’s the Brake? (all-new)

Elderly drivers’ recent lapses of concentration, stepping on the gas instead of the brake: An East Meadow, N.Y., man, 91, crashed into his wife (March). A prominent biochemist from the 1940s, age 88, crashed through a wall of the Civic Center in San Rafael, Calif. (June). An 84-year-old woman, playing golf with another woman, accidentally ran her down in her golf cart, Medford, Ore. (April). A Shiloh, Ill., woman, 84, drove into the cafeteria of Shiloh Elementary School, hitting one girl (January). A Deland, Fla., woman, 84, driving to pick up a prescription, smashed into the pharmacy (November). An Eastbourne, England, man, 80, crashed into the lobby of Eastbourne General Hospital, coming to visit his wife (June). An Oshkosh, Wis., man, 77, smashed into a restaurant (with pedalwork that was complicated by his cane, leaning against the driver’s seat) (December). w

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| Earthweek by Steve Newman

Video captured by researchers on a remote South Atlantic island reveals that gangs of oversized non-native house mice regularly attack and devour young seabirds, which can grow to be nearly 300 times the rodents’ weight. Ross Wanless, of the University of Cape Town, and his colleagues monitored and videotaped nests of Tristan albatross, great shearwater and Atlantic petrel chicks. Mice were caught on video gnawing on, and often killing, live chicks of all three bird species. House mice had previously been thought to pose little risk to island birds, unlike the rats that have decimated island bird populations. Both rodents were accidentally introduced by humans to remote island bird habitats around the world. Writing for the journal Biology Letters, Wanless said that more than 90 percent of bird extinctions worldwide have occurred among island species, mainly due to attacks by invasive animals.

Argentine Snow

Buenos Aires’ first snowfall since 1918 was greeted by celebrations and the throwing of snowballs in many neighborhoods of the Argentine capital. Frigid air from Antarctica was drawn in by a moistureladen low-pressure area to create wintry conditions across much of southern South America. The freak Buenos Aires snow nearly turned the capital’s pink presidential palace, the Casa Rosada, white. But this winter’s third Antarctic front also created treacherous traveling conditions across a wide area. Blizzards were reported as far north as Argentina’s Mendoza province, and frigid winds of up to 87 mph forced the closure of the Cristo Redentor tunnel between Chile and Argentina.


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The troubled African nation of Somalia has been hit by an invasion of locusts that devastated crops in the south of the country. The latest disaster for a nation with no effective central government came in the wake of massive flooding earlier this year. The insects have ravaged crops surrounding six villages in the region of Gedo, according to local officials. They say that locusts consumed almost all vegetation around Durey, Maganey, Doryanley, Hanoy, Dowdhere and Aro Aso within a 48-hour period.

Indonesian Eruption

Indonesia’s Mount Gamkonora volcano spewed rocks, ash and smoke for three days, sending thousands of villagers fleeing its rumbling slopes. Vulcanologists warned that a violent eruption of the volcano, located on the northeastern island of Halmahera, could be imminent. As a precaution, more than 8,000 residents from nine villages around the volcano were evacuated to schools and government buildings. Vulcanologists said that Gamkonora produced lava and pyroclastic flows during an eruption centuries ago, but activity in the recent past has been marked only by expulsions of ash and rocks.


Areas along Iran’s northwestern border with Azerbaijan were jolted by a 5.1 magnitude quake that was felt in several cities. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. • Earth movements were also felt in southern Sumatra, metropolitan Tokyo and eastern Algeria.

Typhoon Man-yi

An area of disturbed weather near Micronesia intensified into powerful Typhoon Man-yi over the western Pacific. The storm was bearing down on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa late in the week with maximum sustained winds of 132 mph and gusts of 161 mph.

Chinese Rat Invasion

An estimated 2 billion rats have chomped their way through 22 counties in central China’s Hunan province, according to the country’s official Xinhua news agency. The rodent invasion occurred after the pests were driven from islands they inhabited in Dongting Lake by rising floodwaters. The rats burrowed through dikes to reach the crops, causing major damage to the earthen dams as they moved inland from the lake. Efforts to kill the rodents with poison had the side effect of also killing about a thousand cats that had eaten poisoned dead rats.

Wayward Voyager

Swedish bird watchers were treated to an appearance by a bird that seems to have wandered far from its normal habitat south of the equator. A yellow-nosed albatross was first spotted by a member of the Kullabygden Ornithological Society (KOF), who alerted others of the sighting. “It is the first time a yellow-nosed albatross has ever been seen around the Swedish coasts, as its usual habitat is in the south Atlantic,” said KOF leader Thomas Svanberg. Recent sightings of a yellow-nosed albatross in England and Norway are believed to have been the same bird. w

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t’s been a little over three years since the Savannah-based original hard rock and metal band Capital A played a public show. In that time, the band’s four members —vocalist Brad Gibson, guitarist Jason Bouchea, bassist Todd Armstrong and drummer Brad Jensen— have kept busy. Bouchea furthered his career as a local firefighter and formed a mobile DJ service. Armstrong worked as an electrician, became a father, and played bass in an early lineup of fledgling rock act Element Unseen. Jensen relocated to Atlanta to pursue a job in computer programming. Only Gibson kept the Capital A name alive — but not as a band. Instead, he used the basic skills he honed through running the group’s PA as a springboard to open his own professional sound reinforcement company. According to Gibson, naming this now-thriving endeavour Capital A Productions was a no-brainer: the moniker was already stenciled on most of the equipment left over from the band’s rig. During the three-plus years they were together, Capital A made a decent amount of headway in our notoriously hindered local scene. They performed regularly at a variety of Savannah venues, and gigged in such high-profile showcase rooms as Charleston’s Music Farm and The Plex, and Atlanta’s Masquerade. They also self-released a professionally-recorded CD which sold in excess of 500 copies. Yet the grind of trying to crack into what we now know as the dying days of the established record business took its toll on

the group, and depending on which member you ask, Capital A either “broke up” or simply “decided to take a break.” Still, these close friends and artistic partners all agree they never let the band’s dissolution get in the way of their personal bonds. “Yeah,” says Bouchea. “We wanted stardom and fame and money, but the real reason we played music was for the feeling. It’s hard to describe unless you’ve felt it before. It’s like nothing else. You’re sharing with strangers and friends your emotions, your passion and your ideas on life — everything that is secret to you.” Gibson says that very little planning went into this reunion, and he feels that’s a strong sign that conflicts and regrets that plagued the group in the past may have faded away for good. “I was coming home from a sound gig and the idea hit me. I called everyone and was like, ‘Y’all wanna play a show?’ They were on board, so I booked it. It only took a matter of hours to organize.” “I called (large, Hilton Head music club) Monkey Business and they asked us to open for Seven Mary Three. I was stoked. They’re one of my favorite bands!” Gibson —who was known in the act’s initial lifespan to prowl the stage, bellowing his lyrics with a vengeance— says that it felt a little strange at first to be throwing himself back into this material. “I had no intention of ever playing those songs again. I have only listened to them once or twice since we parted ways.” However, he says one benefit of this time

apart seems to be a newfound sense of maturity that is coming through in revamped versions of their existing setlist (the band has no immediate plans to write or rehearse new material). “The vibe’s still the same,” says Gibson. “But I’m trying to sing more and scream less. I struggled with my pitch in the past and I’m working hard on that.” Bouchea adds that local drummer Alan Sumrell (who’s filling in due to a scheduling conflict with Jensen) deserves much of the credit for how easily their six weeks of rehearsals have progressed. “I feared we’d would lack the energy of before, but it’s just like yesterday. Alan’s worked his ass off. (Jensen) is a great guy, a great drummer, and part of this band. He knows he’s always welcome here.” Gibson says he has high hopes that the group can continue to play the occasional area show. “We entered this with a clean slate, and we’re getting along great.” Bouchea agrees, adding, “As long as there are people who want to hear Capital A live, we’ll be here.” Still, if this show winds up as only a onetime event, Gibson says even that would be fine with him. “I can’t think of a better way to close this chapter — if that’s what this is.” w Capital A plays with Souls Harbor and 7M3 at Monkey Business (Hilton Head), Tuesday at 8 pm. Tickets for this 18+ show are $15 at Sunset Novelties.


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Acoustic Ladyland

This offshoot of local rotgut blooze act Bottles & Cans features multi-instrumentalist (and Old-Time music aficionado) Joe Nelson, and shifts the setlist more towards hopped-up Americana than Delta garage rock. Sun., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.


Aggressive and technical local rockers branching off from the ska, reggae, dub and punk genres to form a hard-jamming sound of their own. Sat., 10 pm, Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub.


Bottles & Cans

Amalgam of Western swing, juke-joint blooze, psychedelic pre-punk garage music and Dylan & Waits-inspired dark whimsy. Thurs., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.) + Fri., 10 pm, Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub + Sat., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.


Versatile and experienced guitarist/ singer who claims a working knowledge of over 6,000 pop, rock and country songs (with the help of lyrics and tabs, but hey, that’s still a hell of a feat). He loves requests, and tips. Wed., 9 pm, Bayou Café

The Tony Clarke Project

Modern jazz fusion group anchored by a talented touring drummer and percussionist who makes his home in Savannah. Fri., 11:30 am, Wright Square + Fri., 9 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park.


Angular, post-punk guitar rockers from Columbia, S.C. that offer much energy and promise but can’t seem to help falling back on trite emo riffage and generic sing-song vocal hooks. They should emphasize the more unique elements of their sound and put their weight on it. With fellow touring acts Decade, Left Hand Criminal, Sub Rosa and the Three In One Band. Fri., 10 pm, Guitar Bar.

Donnie Darkhorse

Ludicrous, self-important, Connecticutbased spoken word artist whose half-baked and convoluted “political” rants (some set to music) are at times laughable for their hackneyed imagery and knee-jerk soapboxing. Not to mention that he purports to be virulently anti-establishment, anti-government and anti-George W. Bush, but then proudly displays a smiling snapshot of him chillin’ with outspoken Iraq war supporter and ardent Bush fan Charlie “Devil Went Down

to Georgia” Daniels on his MySpace page. Gimme a break. With fellow poets Colin Boddy, World War Josh and Folk-Lore. Sat., 8 pm, Metro Coffee House - ALL-AGES.

Claire Frazier/Pete Tavalin

Jazz duo featuring an experienced vocalist and a talented keyboardist/composer. Fri. - Sat., 7 pm, Vic’s On The River.

David Harbuck

This career singer/songwriter divides his time between here and Fla., gigging as a solo guitarist and playing a mix of well-known covers and original tunes from his many self-financed and independently released CDs. Fri., 9 pm, Bayou Café.

Brittany Bosco

This “Hip-Hop Essence” show includes breakdancers and live DJs, plus local neosoul vocalist Bosco (who appears at 9:30 pm the next night at the Tantra Lounge). Fri., 8 pm, Dimensions Art Gallery (410 MLK, Jr. Blvd.) - ALL-AGES.

High Velocity

Hard-hitting Southern rock and modern country covers featuring former members of Bounty Hunter. Wed., Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Gilley’s (Hinesville).


This massive (and massively loud) triple-bill features Savannah’s internationally-acclaimed metalcore stars Kylesa (who routinely pack the house), along with Torche, an insanely heavy Miami stoner-rock quartet in the High On Fire vein, and the crazy-good Made Out of Babies, led by the wicked-ass vocalist Julie Christmas (named “Metal’s Most Riveting Frontwoman” by Decibel). With a bloodcurdling and slightly-funky vibe reminiscent of PJ Harvey’s kid sister fronting Big Black —for once, a press bio is actually on the money— they’re the ones to watch for on this show and in the future. Also appearing: Bites Itself (featuring members of Kylesa, Unpersons and I Saw My Body... Dead). Sat., 10 pm, The Jinx.

Listen 2 Three

This young local power trio keeps getting better and better through youthful exuberance and what seems like non-stop gigging. Their wide variety of danceable pop and rock covers meshes well with their stylized modern melodic rock originals (which focus more on hooks and vocal harmonies than bombast). Thurs., 10 pm, Wild Wing Café + Fri., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.).

Latin Jazz Motion

This percussion-heavy combo’s lineup (anchored by conga player David Lugo) is growing to include a variety of brass instruments and now even woodwinds. Some of these gigs (notably the North Beach Grill show) feature the standout flutist Brenda Morie. Thurs., 8 pm, The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head) + Fri., 7 pm, North Beach Grill (Tybee) + Sat., 9 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park. continued on page 20

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The upcoming studio album from this Brooklyn-based acoustic folk/rock/ Americana act invites comparisons to the glory days of CSN&Y (mainly due to their heavenly vocal harmonies and laid-back arrangements augmented by guest players), but their live show (as an acoustic guitar and upright bass duo) comes off as more standard-issue contemplative nouveau-folk — albeit a strong example of the genre. Sat., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.


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The Magic Rocks

This spinoff from eclectic local cover band The 8-Tracks features a more lean and stripped-down rock sound, but retains that “anything goes” spirit, by playing unusual arrangements of tunes by a diverse range of artists, including The Beatles, The Pixies, Jerry Lee Lewis and even Spinal Tap. Fri., 8 pm, The Warehouse.

Willie Heath Neal

Nashville-based troubadour (backed by The Damned Ole Opry) that reeks of the real deal. Akin to the plainspoken confessional honky-tonk of Guy Clark or Joshua Black Wilkins. “You say that you love me/But you give me the chair.” Indeed. Fri., 11 pm, The Jinx.

The Howard Paul Group

Excellent 7-string jazz guitarist and his band, joined by their special guest, pianist Aletha Jacobs. Mon., 8 pm, The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).

G.E. Perry & Strange Brew

Hard-hitting blues-rock (covers and originals) featuring harmonica, and led by a longtime area guitarist and singer who’s an ace with the slide. Wed., 7 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar (solo) + Fri., 9 pm, Bogey’s + Sat., 8 pm, The Warehouse.

The Ruins

Not to be confused with the other local rock band going by this same name, this project features Brock and Adam from the nationally-known psychedelic sensations Perpetual Groove, and members from celebrated regional jam-band Captain Soularcat. Sat., 10 pm, Loco’s (downtown).

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Fri. July 20th: The Trainwrecks

Newly-minted local Irish band featuring Colleen Settle (fiddle) and Michael Corbett (guitar, banjo, bodhran). Sat., 6 pm, Murphy’s Law Irish Pub.

Silver Lining

Noteworthy local jazz trio featuring singing bassist Maggie Evans, guitarist Jackson Evans and drummer Mark Cordray. They recently released an impressive debut CD.

Thurs., 6 pm, North Beach Grill (Tybee) ALL-AGES.


Local sextet specializing in well-known Motown, shag and soul hits from the past several decades. Sat., 7 pm, North Beach Grill (Tybee).

The Train Wrecks

Raucous local roots-rock and Americana band (covers and originals) who are soon to release an impressive debut CD. Thurs., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law Irish Pub + Sat., The Britannia (Wilmington Isl.).

Voodoo Soup

Terrific, funky, acid-rock and soul cover act benefiting from the excellent chops of all the musicians involved. Thurs., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge + Tues., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.).

Dot Wilder

Award-winning jazz vocalist from Northeastern Fla. who draws heavily on the legacy of Ella Fitzgerald and Abbey Lincoln. She’ll be joined by trumpeter Alex Nguyen, bassist Will Goble and drummer Mark Raudavaugh. This show is sponsored by the Coastal Jazz Association. It’s free to their members, and if you join up at the show, they’ll waive the $10 cover for the general public! Sun., 5 pm, Tubby’s Tankhouse (River St.) - ALL-AGES.

Greg Williams

One of the best rock and blues vocalists and guitarists around, Williams has released a handful of exemplary original CDs, and toured nationally. Wed., 8 pm & Fri., 10 pm, Café Loco (Tybee) + Sun., 6 pm, One Hot Mama’s (Bluffton).


This buzzworthy Savannah band now plays throughout the region. They still retain a strong Neo-Southern rock influence, but their twangy, pop-oriented songwriting is maturing and moving beyond the confines of their acknowledged heroes. Sat., 10 pm, Wild Wing Café. w


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This living legend of outlaw country music is almost 70, but by the looks of him, you’d think this hard-living ex-con was closing in on 100. A prolific and respected songwriter who’s penned such jukebox classics as the Tanya Tucker hit “Would You Lay With Me (In A Field of Stone),” and “You Never Even Call Me By My Name,” he’s just as well known for crass novelty numbers like “Don’t Bite The Dick,” plus an infamous LP of X-Rated sexist and racist ditties that he tracked decades ago as a clever ploy to get himself fired from his label. Though never officially released, he’s sold Garrison Starr it under the counter at Garrison Starr Quietly and with little his shows for years and it fanfare, a close-knit group of has helped him establish local music fans have been a sizable fanbase of bigots hiring some of their favorite touring song— and those who appreciate the most hardwriters for word-of-mouth shows in private to-defend brand of humor. It’s a wink-andhomes. These intimate affairs have become nod arrangement Coe seems to play down the rage worldwide and offer an unusual alin interviews, but play up in private. His ternative to the distracting vibe of bars and shows are often bizarre pieces of redneck restaurants. The last time I saw this fantasperformance art featuring lengthy medleys tic modern folk and pop guitarist/singer, she of both his hits and those of his contemwas wowing a crowd of almost 1,000 people poraries, as well as strange non-sequiturs in Atlanta’s Variety Playhouse as the supand aloof interaction with the crowd. It’s port act to Steve Earle & The Dukes. She both touching and fitting that local artstill plays large rooms and theaters, but now ist Whiskey Dick and his band will open you can catch her from the decidedly more for DAC, as Coe’s a personal hero to WD comfy environs of someone’s La-Z-Boy. frontman Tony Beasley. His band often Sample her music at www.garrisonstarr. covers DAC tunes, and in fact, a few years com. Sat., 8 pm, private home (contact Sue at back, Beasley dressed up like the man for a 398-1623 for reservations and info). Halloween tribute show at The Jinx. $25 tix available at Sunset Novelties. Wed., July ‘This Is Drum & Bass’ 25th, 8 pm, Monkey Business (Hilton Head). Presented by local electronica and dance music promoters Symbiotek Productions, Entropy this long evening of DnB features both This great, award-winning old-school local turntablists and visiting dignitaries freak-funk and organic hip-hop group (from from the world of scratched wax — includthe Athens/Atlanta area) is one of the few ing: Savannah’s own Cavity & Epiphany, touring Southeastern acts that openly seeks Culprit and Lunatek; Columbia, S.C.’s to revisit the glory days of George Clinton’s DJs XPansion & MC Dot; and a rare 4P-Funk coke-topia. This dance and chilltable tag-team show by DJs Rukus and friendly bar/restaurant on Broughton has Cyanide (late of Savannah, now involved become their venue of choice when passing with the esteemed Quadrant Productions). through town. Fri., 9:30 pm, Tantra Lounge. Everything cools down with an ambient dub set by David Rapp. Represent! Sat., 9 pm, B Nashville Bluegrass Band & B Ale House. w Leave it to famed luthier Randy Wood to bring in another massively big-time bluegrass act for a so-close-you-can-feel-theirbody-heat show at his 100-seat venue just

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Sunday’s celebration to mark the 100th year of public ownership of Bonaventure Cemetery featured an array of musical talent among other attractions. Above, members of the Savannah Music Society play some old-time music; right, the 13th Colony Sound Barbershop Quartet performs, here sporting more of a sextet.

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Getting the rights to the show proved harder than originally believed, but Beehive will be presented, probably in the fall. Coleman chose to do Showtune in its place, but worried about casting the show. The show required nine actors who could be available for nine weeks in the summer, when many folks leave town. “I’m very lucky to have these people,” Coleman says. He says Savannah audiences will enjoy hearing Herman’s music. “He wrote Hello, Dolly! in 1963, and then wrote Mame right after,” Coleman says. “He’s a composer and lyricist who’s had probably 17 to 20 shows on Broadway.” Born in 1931 and reared in a musical family, Herman first became involved in theater -- as a director -- while spending summers in the Berkshires. When he was just a teenager, Herman was introduced to composer Frank Loesser. After hearing some of Herman’s music, Loesser encouraged him to continue composing. Herman’s first production was an offBroadway revue that opened in 1954 and ran for 48 performances. His next production was Nightcap, which opened in 1958 and ran for two years. From A to Z was the title of Herman’s Broadway debut in 1960. A newcomer named Woody Allen contributed material for the show. Producer David Merrick put Herman together with actress Carol Channing in 1964 for a project that would be called Hello, Dolly! It was the longest running musical of its time, and was later revived three times. Herman followed that success in 1966 cont’d on page 26

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ven if you don’t recognize Jerry Herman’s name, you’ve heard his songs. Herman is the mastermind behind such Broadway hits as Hello, Dolly!, Mame, La Cage aux Folles and many more. When a man named Paul Gilger decided to take some of those songs and put them into a revue, it might have turned into a bit of light entertainment that was easily forgotten. Instead, Gilger arranged the songs so they not only set moods, they actually tell a story. The result is Showtune: Celebrating the Words & Music of Jerry Herman, which opens July 19 at the Savannah Community Theatre. It’s one of the more original productions to ever hit Broadway. “There’s no dialogue in the show at all,” director Tom Coleman III says. “It’s set in the Depression era around a cast of people auditioning for a show,” Coleman says. “They aren’t able to get work, and several of them end up in burlesque. Nine of them decide to go to Hollywood and try their luck in the movies.” It is those nine who are the focus of the production. Showtune is the story not only of their pursuit of success, but also of three couples among the nine. “The youngest couple is together and apart, together and apart,” Coleman says. “The middle couple has been together a long time. The older couple remembers back to when they were young.” While there are trials and tribulations, worries and woes, it all comes out in the end. After all, the last number in the show is titled A Happy Ending. Coleman originally had planned to do Beehive: The Musical, but that project has been postponed. “I wanted to do it now because the movie Hairspray was coming out,” he says. “I was counting on riding the success of that show.”


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with Mame, starring Angela Lansbury. In 1983, Herman produced another winner in La Cage aux Folles. The only composer/lyricist in history to have three musicals run more than 1,500 performances on Broadway, Herman has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “Jerry Herman has been to Savannah several times,” Coleman says. “He did a show at the Lucas.” Showtune is great summer entertainment, Coleman says. “It’s a fast, fast paced show. It’s a whole lot of fun, a nice way to


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he show must go on! Schopenhauer’s Telescope, a play written by Irish playwright Gerard Donovan, was supposed to open July 19 at the Savannah Actor’s Theatre. But Riverdream Productions, the company behind Riverdance, paid $600,000 for exclusive rights to Donovan’s play. “It shut down any other interpretations and even reading the novel to the end of the calendar year,” says director Ryan McCurdy. Instead, the actors who were preparing Donovan’s play will now turn to another playwright with Irish roots. Eugene O’Neill is considered one of America’s greatest playwrights, winning the Nobel Prize for his work. Many of his characters were based on his own tragic family, including his Irish-born actor father. A Moon for the Misbegotten was O’Neill’s final play. James Tyrone Jr, an alcoholic, is a former actor whose dreams of stardom on Broadway were never realized. He rents property to pay his way through life, including a small farm he’s renting to Phil Hogan, an Irish immigrant. Hogan lives on the farm with his large, gruff, tough daughter, Josie. When James decides to sell the farm to his wealthy neighbors, Phil persuades Josie to talk James into selling the land to them instead, for a lower price. Soon, their conversation turns to their own hopes, fears and dreams. James and Josie begin to realize they have a lot in com-

mon, but there is much to keep them apart. In January, SAT will present O’Neill’s masterwork, Long Day’s Journey into Night. “The irony is that these plays are usually performed in reverse,” McCurdy says. “I think we’re crazy like that.” With such a limited time before opening night, the play will be performed more as a staged reading, with the actors reading from the script. The actors will interact with each other, just like in a stage play. “All four will be getting as much motion and interaction as possible, but they will all have a script in their hands,” McCurdy says. It is the beauty of O’Neill’s words that will carry the piece, McCurdy says. “It’s lifts right off the page,” he says. “It’s such clever writing.” Cast members are Allan Lander as Phil Hogan, Skye Whitcomb as James Tyrone, Sheila (she goes by one name) as Josie and Stephen Cyr as “everyone else.” Fans of Donovan need not despair. “Schopenhauer’s Telescope hasn’t been cancelled, it’s merely postponed,” McCurdy says. “We’ll attempt to do it next year.” w Eugene O’Neill’s A Moon For The Misbegotten will be presented July 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28 at 8 p.m. at the Savannah Actor’s Theatre, 703D Louisville Rd. Tickets are $15 and $10. For tickets or information, call 232-6080 or email

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27 Portraits by Jordan Marty are on display at Desot O Row Gallery in Starland

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The Eric Culberson Blues Band (10 pm) Open Mic Night (10 pm) Celtic Karaoke (9 pm) Live Music TBA

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BENNIE’S (Tybee)




DOC’S BAR (Tybee)


“Georgia Kyle” Shiver & Fiddlin’ Scott Holton (7 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (River St.)

Live Music TBA (9 pm)


High Velocity (9 pm)

SAVANNAH SMILES (314 Williamson St.)





HANG FIRE (37 Whitaker St.)


Bottles & Cans (9 pm)


GILLEY’S (Hinesville)

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

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

HANG FIRE (37 Whitaker St.)

Dueling Pianos (8 pm)

Live Music TBA (7 pm)

IGUANA’S (St. Simons Isl.)

“Return To The ‘50s” (8 pm)

The Running (10 pm)


Psychotronic Film: LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD (8 pm)

DJ KZL (10 pm)

The Bobby Ryder Quartet (8 pm) G.E. Perry (7 pm)

5 Point Productions’ Karaoke (10 pm)


Live Music TBA (9 pm)

Karaoke w/Jeff & Rebecca

THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)

Rock & Roll Bingo w/DJ Boo-Cock-Eye (11 pm)

Karaoke w/Michael (10 pm)


Danny Quinn

Live Music TBA (6 pm)

Karaoke (10 pm) Live Music TBA



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Live Music TBA (7:30 pm)

TOMMY’S (Pooler)

Gail Thurmond (7 pm)


Live Music TBA (8 pm)

TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)

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SAVANNAH SMILES (314 Williamson St.)

AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill)

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Trae Gurley (7 pm)

Dance Party w/DJ D-Frost & Friends (10 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S

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Jazz Jam Session w/The Alex Nguyen Group (7 pm) LOCOS DELI & GRILL (downtown)

Open Mic Night (9 pm)

LOCOS DELI & GRILL (Southside)

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


Branan Logan (6:30 pm)


Pianist David Duckworth (5 pm), Live Music TBA (8 pm)

Dueling Pianos (9 pm)

“Return To The ‘50s” (8 pm) SLUGGER’S

Trivia w/Charles & Mikey (10 pm) SORRY CHARLIE’S

Live Music TBA (10 pm) SPANKY’S (River St.)

Live Music TBA (8 pm)

STEAMER’S (Georgetown)

Live Music TBA (9 pm) STINGRAYS (Tybee)

Chuck Courtenay (7 pm) TANTRA LOUNGE

DJ In A Coma (11 pm)

TIKI HUT (Hilton Head)


Live Music TBA (6 pm)


Karaoke w/Jeff & Rebecca


DJ Southstar spins Top 40 (10 pm)


Live Music TBA (6 pm)


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Hip-Hop Night w/DJ Maytag (10 pm)

ONE HOT MAMA’S (Bluffton)

Jeff Beasley (8 pm)


Live Music TBA (10 pm)

PLUM’S (Beaufort)

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POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)

Nancy Witt Karaoke

Voodoo Soup (10 pm)

Live Music TBA (8:30 pm)

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Live Music TBA

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Live Music TBA (9 pm)

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Pianist Abebi Stafford (5 pm), The Tony Clarke Project (9 pm)

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DOS PRIMOS (Statesboro)



DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)


Live Music TBA (9 pm)


Claire Frazier & Peter Tavalin (7 pm)


The Magic Rocks (8 pm)

Michael “B-Flat” Sears & Tony Royster, Sr. (7 pm)



WAYS STATION TAVERN (Richmond Hill) Karaoke (9 pm) WET WILLIE’S

Deep Blue 3 (10 pm)


Live Music TBA (8 pm) MCDONOUGH’S


Live DJ (8 pm)


Live Music TBA (10 pm)


Live Music TBA (10:30 pm)


Live Music TBA (9 pm)


Live Music TBA (8 pm)

Bottles & Cans (10 pm)

The Champagne Jazz Trio (8 pm) Live Music TBA (10 pm)

David Lugo & Latin Jazz Motion w/Brenda Morie (7 pm) ONE HOT MAMA’S (Bluffton)


The Tony Clarke Project (11:30 pm)

YONG’S COUNTRY CLUB (formerly The Music Box)


Live Music TBA (9 pm)

PLUM’S (Beaufort) Live Music TBA (10 pm) POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)


Live Music TBA

Live Music TBA (8 pm)

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

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

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Live Music TBA (10 pm)


Live Music TBA (8 pm) SAVANNAH BLUES

Live Music TBA (10 pm)


DJ Analog Kid (10 pm)

SAVANNAH SMILES (314 Williamson St.)

Dueling Pianos (8:30 pm)



Joey Manning (7 pm)

THE ALE HOUSE (Bluffton)

Live Music TBA (10 pm)

AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill)

Patrick Vinning (8 pm) B & B ALE HOUSE

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

Karaoke (9 pm)

STEAMERS (Georgetown)

Live Music TBA (9:30 pm)

Karaoke w/DJ Levis

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

THE BRITANNIA (Wilmington Isl.)

The Train Wrecks (10 pm) CAPTAIN’S LOUNGE CHUCK’S BAR


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Live Music TBA (7 pm)

Summer Film Series: FRIDAY THE 13TH (7 pm)


Live Music TBA (6 pm)

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#@*! Karaoke (9 pm)

Live Music TBA (10 pm)

Jason Bible (1 pm), Chief (6 pm)

TURTLE’S (Statesboro) UNCLE BUBBA’S OYSTER HOUSE (Wilmington Island)

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GILLEY’S (Hinesville)

High Velocity (9 pm) GUITAR BAR

Wink & The Gun, Kiterunner, Ann August, Honey (10 pm) THE HYATT

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THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)

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

THE ISLANDER (Wilmington Isl.)

Live Music TBA (8 pm)


Dueling Pianos (8:30 pm)


“Return To The ‘50s” (3 pm, 8 pm)


Live Music TBA (9:30 pm)


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Danny Quinn

The Andrae Murchison Quartet (8 pm, 9:15 pm, 10:30 pm) LOCO’S (downtown)

Footloose - The Broadway Musical (8 pm)


Live Music TBA (9 pm)

TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)

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TUBBY’S (River St.)


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Live Music TBA (9 pm)

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TOMMY’S (Pooler)


POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)



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Live Music TBA (9 pm)


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YONG’S COUNTRY CLUB (formerly The Music Box)

RED LEG SALOON Karaoke w/Frank Nelson (9 pm) SAVANNAH SMILES (314 Williamson St.)

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


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

“Return To The ‘50s” (3 pm) SEA DAWGS (Tybee)


Live Music TBA (1 pm)


5 Point Productions’ Karaoke (10 pm)

AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill)

Live Music TBA (3 pm)


Live Music TBA (8 pm)


The CJA Presents: Jazz Vocalist Dot Wilder (5 pm)


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BERNIE’S (Tybee)

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The Courtenay Brothers (1 pm)


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Joey Manning (7 pm)


Ben Tucker & Bob Alberti (11:30 am)


Live Music TBA (9 pm)

SPANKY’S (Pooler)

Live Music TBA

TUBBY’S (River St.)


TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)

Chief (8 pm)


Live Music TBA (6 pm)


Karaoke w/DJ Levis (9 pm)


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DOC’S BAR (Tybee Island)

The Eric Culberson Blues Band (6 pm)



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daughter Ariel. The pair’s key scene comes with the duet on the hit “Almost Paradise,” and they knock it out of the park. Jamie Keena is spot-on as Rev. Moore, and his beautiful English tenor is always a delight to hear in any show he does. I initially wanted Keena to project more menace, but because he wisely resists the temptation to turn Rev. Moore into a character out of a Flannery O’Connor novel, his epiphany at the end of the show - oh, c’mon, I’m not actually giving anything away, am I? -- is all the more believable and touching. Carol Melton, herself blessed with a divine singing voice, is quietly outstanding as Moore’s wife Vi. Huge kudos to two supporting actors who very nearly run off with Footloose: Patrick Hinnegan as Ariel’s greaser boyfriend Chuck, and Ron King as Ren’s bud Willard. Hinnegan shows outrageous showmanship in his (too-few) solo numbers, and King is blessed with a combined mastery of song, dance and comedic timing. I continue to be impressed with Queenan’s stage vision, which combines a real eye for beauty with a painstaking attention to detail. The tableau where Rev. Moore gathers the choir around him, precisely echoing the classic portrait of the Sermon on the Mount, is genius. Travis Dodd provides the show’s savvy and very watchable choreography, though I’d say his true talent is with small, tight groups rather than mass dance numbers. I counted six times that songs ended with a long chorus line of actors at the foot of the stage singing directly into the crowd, which is probably a couple of times too many. Bottom line, the only possible downside to seeing this show is that you’ll no doubt have the song “Footloose” going through your head for many hours afterward. If you can deal with that, by all means check it out. w

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n his program notes, Cultural Arts Theatre Director D. J. Queenan, a self-proclaimed “victim of the ‘80s,” says he was originally skeptical about bringing the 1998 musical version of the Reagan-era film Footloose to a Savannah stage. “But upon closer inspection I began to recall that this story wasn’t about a specific time or place,” Queenan writes. “It tells us that fear and regret are the opposite of promise and hope.” However, to me the interesting thing about Footloose is how precisely it mirrors the top-down authoritarian values of the ‘80s. In their push to lift the draconian ban on dancing in their little redneck town, those zany Footloose kids win in the end not because they thumb their nose at authority, but because they successfully appeal to the town’s strongman, the Rev. Shaw Moore, to relax his hardline stance. In a sense, this only serves to reinforce Rev. Moore’s quasi-dictatorial powers. Oh, hell, who am I kidding? Footloose is about dancing! And singing! And more dancing! There’s certainly a lot of both in this energetic, engaging production of Footloose at the Lucas Theatre by the city of Savannah’s Cultural Arts Theatre. While the opening night performance I saw was about 10 percent too footloose in musical tempo and lighting -- and about 50 percent too loose in sound design, the only really problematic issue -- by the time you read this I feel sure the show will have been tightened up to snuff, because all the basic ingredients of a great production are there. Queenan has done his usual excellent job in casting, and continues to cement what may be his greatest legacy: Harmoniously combining up-and-coming young talent with established local veterans. Since Kevin Bacon isn’t available, I can imagine no better young local actor to play the lead role of Ren McCormack than Ryan Brown, who absolutely nails the character’s intriguing blend of smart-ass attitude and goofy naivete. It’s a deceptively hard combination -- not to mention all the singing and dancing -- but Brown makes it look effortless, and is clearly enjoying himself. Which, after all, is what cutting footloose is all about (sorry, couldn’t resist). Jen Whiteman makes a very believable love interest for McCormick as Rev. Moore’s

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ll art reflects the time in which it was made, and future generations could devote an entire sociology course to the pop culture of the Dubya era. The political turbulence of the 60’s and 70’s produced its share of paranoid thrillers, some of which have aged remarkably well (The Parallax View and Z spring to mind). But the past six years have produced an unprecedented run of movies and TV shows that address post-9/11 uncertainty and the desolation caused by the war in Iraq. There are two parts of this movement. The first is the “where do we go from here?” drama like Good Night and Good Luck, Munich or Syriana. These films seek to make sense of a world dominated by forces we cannot control. There are no real answers, only deepening spirals of confusion. They also frequently star George Clooney. Thoughtful films like these are a natural outgrowth of crisis in a free society. It’s the second part of the movement that’s different this time around: the apocalypse! Children of Men, Battlestar Galactica, 28 Days Later, Jericho, War Of The Worlds, V For Vendetta… all deal explicitly with the end of the world. Even the new Transformers movie is an Aldous Huxley-style dystopia. Humankind’s extinction is now a Hollywood trend, like yuppie twentysomethings after Friends and quick-witted hitmen after Pulp Fiction. Studio executives are so desperate to make a buck off the wave of mutilation that a film adaptation of Richard Matheson’s I Am Legend – the 1954 sci-fi classic about the one human left in a world populated by vampires – finally got the greenlight after 30 years of development. In the strongest case yet for Earth’s imminent demise, reclusive literary legend Cormac McCarthy granted his first televised interview ever to Oprah for his bleak masterpiece The Road, which is about, you guessed it, the end of the world. I love the idea of legions of soccer moms devouring a minimalist, post-apocalyptic McCarthy novel about the “barren, silent, godless” landscape. Do I think George W. Bush will lead us to Armageddon? I doubt it. But it takes a special kind of president to get everyone on the same page about the end of civilization. Let’s see if this trend continues with the next administration. I’m predicting an onslaught of robot movies if Hillary wins.

ple who watched the final episode of Aaron Sorkin’s Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip. I’m sad to see it go, because despite the awful comedy sketches and ham-handed moralizing, it was an enjoyable show. Even more frustrating is the fact that it perfectly illustrates a rarely discussed fact in the entertainment industry: the artist isn’t always right. They’re usually right, at least 90 percent of the time. But everyone needs to be put in check from time to time, and artists are no exception. Studio 60, for example, could have been a resounding success had Sorkin simply listened to some advice. His main characters were supposed to be brilliant writers who set the world on fire every week with their incendiary sketch comedy. Trouble is, when we saw the actual sketches they were horrible, the kind of bile that would get rejected from SNL in its worst years. So why not hire an actual comedy writer and make the show a collaborative effort? Or don’t show the sketches, only show what happens backstage. It was a tad unbelievable that network executives spent all of their time and energy on one late night comedy sketch show, so why not make the show about the whole network? The execs, expertly played by Amanda Peet and Steven Weber, were the best characters on the show anyway. With the larger canvas of a network, events that seemed like a stretch (would Al Qaeda really target a comedian’s brother for kidnapping?) wouldn’t feel so forced. But Sorkin refused to compromise in any way. He rarely ceded writing responsibilities, never listened to the public and wouldn’t cut his budget even when the show was dwindling in the ratings. So the show was cancelled. He’s not alone. Director’s cuts can be a blessing, restoring a filmmaker’s vision to a project that was taken away (Brazil, Once Upon A Time In America, The Wild Bunch). But they can also be divisive; many prefer the original versions of Apocalypse Now, Donnie Darko, Superman II and Blade Runner. I’m not at all arguing that studios should boss artists around and cut up their work. But I do think that film and TV are collaborative mediums that are often strengthened by a diversity of opinions. Until then, Matthew Perrys everywhere will be forced to suffer for the sins of Aaron Sorkins. w

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HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX  Those who like their Potter black will find much to appreciate in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the fifth and moodiest of the J.K. Rowling adaptations to date. Chris Columbus’ first two entries -- both underrated -- focused mainly on fun and games, with the subsequent installments helmed by Alfonso Cuaron and Mike Newell taking on decidedly darker dimensions. The level of malevolence is raised even further here, thanks to the taut direction by unknown David Yates and a forceful performance by series lead Daniel Radcliffe. Between the last film (Goblet of Fire) and this new one, it’s startling to note how the actor and the character seem to have aged multiple years, a testament to the maturity and intensity that Radcliffe brings to the role. Villainy abounds in The Order of the Phoenix, with Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) haunting Harry’s every move, a fluttering fascist named Dolores Umbridge (Imelda Staunton) taking over the Hogwarts school, and an escaped prisoner known as Bellatrix Lestrange (Helena Bonham Carter) arriving late to kill off a popular character. Add to those threats Harry’s issues of

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For over a decade, John Waters had been unleashing some of the most outrageous movies ever made before deciding to tentatively test the waters of mainstream cinema -- or at least as mainstream as this flagrantly maverick filmmaker could attempt. His tepid 1981 offering Polyester was met with a stone wall of shrugs, even with the gimmick of being presented in Odorama (patrons were given scratch ‘n’ sniff cards that, if memory serves, stank like sour milk no matter what number was scratched off). But his 1988 offering, Hairspray, was another story: An instant critical and cult success, it eventually was turned into a smash Broadway musical and has now been brought back to the screen, with the added songs intact. It’s

abandonment and estrangement, and it’s no wonder the lad can’t keep those roiling emotions in check. In this respect, Phoenix operates not only as a story-specific fantasy flick but also as a universal teen angst tale, a far-flung Rebel Without a Cause in which the protagonist tries to comprehend the adult world he’s on the verge of entering while simultaneously struggling to cut the umbilical cord of childhood. Because of this slant, this emerges as the most dramatic of the five films to date, with betrayals coming from both memories (a flashback involving Harry’s dad and professor Severus Snape, again played by Alan Rickman, is startling in its implications) and mortals (Judas, must you betray me with a kiss?) only serving to drive the nail into Harry’s splintered psyche even deeper. Fortunately, Harry’s friends won’t leave him alone -- even when he’s surly toward them -- and he receives a muchneeded support system from best buds Ron Weasley (Grint) and Hermione Granger (Watson) as well as a seemingly spacy blonde named Luna Lovegood (newcomer Evanna Lynch, wonderfully embodying the most interesting of the new characters).

one of this summer’s few out-and-out delights, smoothing out but never compromising the issues that made Waters’ original film such a quirky delight. An ode to being different, Hairspray stars delightful newcomer Nikki Blonsky as Tracy Turnblad, an overweight teenager who won’t let her pleasantly plump figure get in the way of following her dream in 1960s Baltimore. And her dream is to become famous, preferably by showing off her dance moves on The Corny Collins Show, a local American Bandstandstyle program that’s a hit with the kids. Her obese mom Edna (John Travolta in drag) is afraid her daughter will get hurt, but her dad Wilbur (a warm Christopher Walken) encourages her to go for it. Impressing Corny Collins himself (X-Men’s James Marsden),

not to mention the show’s reigning pinup star Link Larkin (Zac Efron), Tracy does indeed land a coveted spot on the show, much to the disgust of Link’s girlfriend Amber Von Tussle (Brittany Snow) and her wicked mom Velma (Michelle Pfeiffer). The movie’s first and foremost a musical, and director Adam Shankman does a commendable job of filming the song-and-dance routines in a manner that accentuates the total skills involved (the noticeable lack of rapid MTV-style cuts is greatly appreciated). The weakest cast link is, perhaps surprisingly, Travolta, who may have enjoyed returning to his movie musical roots (Saturday Night Fever, Grease) but nevertheless fails to adequately fill the large shoes of the late

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Mandy Moore has managed to costar in the two worst films of 2007 (thus far), yet let’s not be in a hurry to pick up those stones and torches. Truth be told, Moore is turning out to be a welcome screen presence -- far better than most recent singers-turnedactors -- and she’s hardly to blame for either the rancid Because I Said So or the toxicwaste comedy License to Wed. The heir presumptive to last summer’s You, Me and Dupree, this new film, offensive in its idiocy, similarly places loathsome characters in absurd situations that are meant to give off a funky black-comedy vibe yet instead reek only of desperation as well as the limitations of comically challenged minds. Under the disinterested supervision of director Ken Kwapis, four writers jerry-rig a premise that finds newly engaged couple Ben Murphy (John Krasinski) and Sadie Jones (Moore) forced to pass a marriage preparation course supervised by the Jones family’s longtime minister, Reverend Frank (Robin Williams). Along the way, Reverend Frank, aided by his young apprentice (Josh Flitter, as annoying here as he was in Nancy Drew), bugs the couple’s bedroom, embarrasses Ben in front of his future in-laws, and drives Sadie away from her fiance. Sharp scripting could have given Frank the balance required to make him an apt comic foil, but here he’s simply creepy, a problem expounded by the casting of Robin Williams. Williams is in his manic, whoring mode here, an approach well past its expiration date in terms of actually resembling anything funny or topical. (One bit finds Williams making a joke about O.J. Simpson; heck, why not cracks about the Pentagon Papers or Rosie the Riveter or even the invention of the light bulb?) Williams has made so many one-star comedies that it’s impossible to keep count at this point. But rest assured that there’s a multiplex in hell that screens them on a perpetual loop.

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-- Bruce Willis has elected to return to his signature role as John McClane, and the end result is better than most years-afterthe-fact sequels (Rocky Balboa, The Evening Star, Crocodile Dundee In Los Angeles). The twist here is that aging detective McClane, an old-fashioned guy used to 20th century modes of expression and ideas, finds himself battling cyber-terrorists who threaten to shut down the entire United States with a few strokes of a keyboard. The movie’s bill-

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As with past works by this controversial filmmaker, Michael Moore proves himself to be more a professor with some fanciful ways of explaining the matter at hand than a documentarian in the strictest sense of the term: He often places himself at the center of the spotlight, and he lets details fall by the wayside in his rush to accentuate the greater truth. Sicko, Moore’s take on the American health care crisis, is no different: One can quibble about the presentation or the softpedaling of certain points, but there’s no doubt that Moore’s heart is in the right place, or that, in a just world, his powerful picture would serve as an agent for change. Moore employs his latest film as a bludgeoning tool against insidious insurance companies and the corrupt politicians who let them get away with murder -- often literally. Moore doesn’t focus on the nation’s uninsured; instead, he centers on ordinary folks who do carry insurance yet are still denied basic rights by those more concerned with lining their own pockets than helping out

their fellow Americans. Thus, we see how a grieving mother loses her baby daughter because her HMO forces her to seek help not at the closest hospital but at one further away. We gasp at how one man is turned down for an operation, only to result in his death several months later. We witness how a laborer who has accidentally cut off two of his fingers is told that, because of financial considerations, he has to decide which finger he wants to keep and which digit he can live without. And so on. Not surprisingly, Moore’s solution on how to wrest this nation away from the hands of the insurance companies, lobbyists and politicians is to provide universal health care for everyone. Moore then traces, in often amusing fashion, how the Republicans gasp at such a notion, calling it “socialized medicine” and linking it back to the Communists. Yet Moore also saves some barbs for Hillary Clinton, who once tried to tackle the health care issue (yet was beaten down by GOP misogynists like Newt Gingrich) but is now only too happy to accept campaign contributions from the health industry lobby. And in a brilliant bit, Moore wonders why the right-wing is so adamant against “socialized medicine” when we already have other “socialized” advantages (fire department, schools, libraries, etc.).

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Cinema has given us so many marvelous movies set around the kitchen that it’s easy to lose count among the tantalizing dishes laid out on display. But onto a long list that includes Babette’s Feast, Eat Drink Man Woman, and Like Water for Chocolate, I never expected to add an animated yarn about a culinary rat. Ratatouille is the latest winner from Pixar, the animation outfit whose win-loss ratio has still managed to equal that of the ‘72 Miami Dolphins. Here, a dreamy rat who tries to get along with his more conventional family while also attempting the impossible (and the taboo) by forging a friendship with a human. The rat is Remy (voiced by Patton Oswalt), whose skills in the kitchen are exemplary, and the human is Linguini (Lou Romano), a skinny lad who possesses none of his late father’s superb culinary abilities. Since restaurant kitchens aren’t exactly rodent-friendly, and

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since circumstances force the singularly untalented Linguini to pass himself off as a master chef, the pair pool their resources to return a once-great Paris eatery, now struggling following the publication of a disastrous review by food critic Anton Ego (Peter O’Toole), back to its lofty position as one of France’s finest. As always seems to be the case with Pixar, the animation in Ratatouille far surpasses that of CGI imagery from competing studios, with characters emerging as fully formed, three-dimensional players (or as three-dimensional as cartoon characters can get). The attention to detail is startling, and there are some angles that may be commonplace in live-action features but are rarely attempted in toon flicks (I especially love the pen dropping).

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Evan Almighty 

There’s not much to this film aside from shaky CGI effects, timid moralizing, and the sight of Steve Carell spinning his wheels in a role that fails to draw upon the immense comic talents displayed in The 40Year-Old Virgin, Little Miss Sunshine and even his brief stint in the Paul Lynde role in the disastrous screen version of Bewitched. Playing the same part he essayed in Bruce Almighty, that of self-centered TV news anchor Evan Baxter, Carell immediately finds himself neutered by director Tom Shadyac and his passel of writers, as his character has morphed into a typical movie dad who places his own career above the needs of his wife (Lauren Graham) and children. Having been elected to Congress on the platform that he’ll “change the world,” Evan now finds his hands full delivering on that promise when God (returning Morgan Freeman) appears and instructs him to build an ark.


Claire Danes, Toni Collette Michael Cunningham may have co-written the screenplay for Evening (along with original author Susan Minot), but those expecting a replay of the heady pleasures of The Hours (which had been adapted from Cunningham’s novel) might find themselves disappointed at the slightness of this latest work. That’s not to say that Evening is a turkey, but rather a delicate canary that never really finds its voice. Powered by an ofttimes unwieldy big-name cast, this is one of those dramas that wanders back and forth between two time periods. The earlier passages center on Ann Lord (Claire Danes), who arrives at the family estate of her best friend Lila (Mamie Gummer) to serve as the bridesmaid for her upcoming marriage-of-convenience. Lila’s brother Buddy (Hugh Dancy) loves Ann and hates the fact that Lila is throwing away her passion on someone not worthy of it. For her part, Ann finds herself attracted to Buddy’s best friend Harris (Patrick Wilson), and their fling leads to tragic consequences. The modern sequences focus on an elderly Ann (Vanessa Redgrave) now on her death bed, with her two dissimilar daughters (Toni Collette and

Natasha Richardson) tending to her needs while also engaging in some heated sibling rivalry. Important matters of life are treated in fairly interesting ways, although director Lajos Koltai keeps the pathos on such a low simmer that the melodrama never wallops us as it should. As for the cast, Danes and Redgrave are fine in the lead roles, while Dancy acquits himself quite nicely in an erratic part that requires him to whiplash between heterosexual, homosexual and incestuous love without a moment’s notice. Meryl Streep and Glenn Close appear in small roles -- if this were a TV series, they’d be billed as “special guest stars” -- with Streep nicely underplaying and Close grotesquely overacting. Close’s crying fit is one of the few moments that tests out the high end of the theater’s sound system, but it’s an embarrassing bit, as unwelcome as Michael Moore at an Aetna board meeting.

1408 1/2

A fairly effective creepshow in which our protagonist only has to worry about a haunted room. But what a room! Hack writer Mike Enslin (an excellent John Cusack) has built a career penning guide books on supposedly haunted locales across America, and after years of doing so, he realizes, with the same level of smugness as Hilary Swank’s mythbuster in The Reaping, that there are no such things as ghosts and goblins and gremlins and golems. So when he receives a postcard from the Dolphin Hotel in New York telling him not to enter the establishment’s room 1408, he scoffs at the warning but elects to check it out anyway. His arrival is met with resistance by Gerald Olin (Samuel L. Jackson), the hotel manager. At first, the spooky proceedings are kept on a low-key simmer. But scripters Matt Greenberg, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski don’t just adapt Stephen King’s short story; they stick a helium needle into it and expand it to grotesque proportions.

Ocean’s Thirteen  Isn’t it accepted -- in fact, isn’t it pretty much gospel -- that the third picture in any given trilogy is when the series has totally lost it, when the filmmakers have been completely replaced by pimps and profiteers? So

how is it possible that Ocean’s Thirteen has emerged as the best of this franchise?

Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer 

It remains a mystery how the 2005 superhero yarn Fantastic Four grossed $154 million stateside, considering that most of its special effects were on the level of a 6-year-old floating his plastic boat in the bathtub. This time effects are a vast improvement. Would that the rest of this picture inspired similar admiration. Instead, FF2 suffers from the same ailments that made the original such a drag: ham-fisted direction, embarrassing acting, stilted dialogue and the fumbling of a classic villain. There are some mildly interesting conflicts, not only between the heroes and their adversaries but also among the team members themselves. Personal issues get thrust onto the backburner, though, once the Silver Surfer (voiced by Laurence Fishburne) flies onto the scene with the intention of destroying the planet.

Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End  Thirty-three minutes. Yes, it takes 33 minutes into the 168-minute Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End before Johnny Depp even makes an appearance. Considering he’s this franchise’s MVP, that’s a dicey move on the part of the filmmakers; then again, everything about this second sequel operates with a go-for-broke mentality. Pirates 3 is overblown, overstuffed and overthe-top. It’s also entertaining and sometimes even exciting, which right there marks it as an improvement over last summer’s Dead Man’s Chest.

Knocked Up 

Like There’s Something About Mary, director Judd Apatow’s The 40-Year-Old Virgin was unique in that it successfully mixed raunch with romance. Knocked Up, which reunites Apatow with Virgin co-star Seth Rogen, attempts a similar balancing act, only it falls a tad short. There’s a sweet love story on view here as well, only because it’s more rushed it ultimately plays second string to the picture’s comedy quota. w

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A movie about robots that turn into cars (and trucks and tanks and airplanes) would seem to have a more limited fan base than many other blockbuster wanna-bes, and the presence of Michael Bay (Armageddon, Pearl Harbor) as director certainly puts critics on alert. Yet perhaps the secret ingredient here is in the producing credits. Instead of Bay’s usual partner in crime, Jerry Bruckheimer, it’s Steven Spielberg who snags an executive producer citation, so it can’t be a coincidence that in its finest moments -- most contained within the first half of this 145minute yarn -- this picture harkens back to the sort of filmic roller coaster rides that Spielberg often built during the 80s. What makes the initial hour-and-change so enjoyable is the expository material that former Alias scripters Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman bring to the table. After quickly explaining that two sets of intergalactic robots -- the heroic Autobots and the nefarious Decepticons -- have brought their battle to our planet, we’re introduced to various groups of characters who will eventually gather to help the good ‘bots defeat the evil ones. Chief among the human protagonists is Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf), a teenager who’s so busy wooing a lovely classmate (Megan Fox) that he’s slow to realize that there’s more than meets the eye about his new Chevy Camaro. Meanwhile, in Qatar, two members (Tyrese Gibson and Josh Duhamel) of an army outfit find themselves trying to stay alive from the metallic menace that has wiped out their entire base. And back in Washington the U.S. Secretary of Defense (Jon Voight) tries to figure out what’s going on with the help of a computer analyst (Rachael Taylor) and her “advisor,” a computer hacker (Anthony Anderson). Bolstered by ample amounts of humor (a popular comedian makes an early appearance as a car salesman) and decidedly more character-driven than expected, Transformers for the most part does a fine job of balancing action with emotion, which makes the final half-hour -- wall to wall battles with little to individualize the raging robots on either side -- a bit of a slog. Still, it’s a given that Transformers fans won’t be disappointed. The shock is that the rest of us


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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 109 W. Victory Dr. Call Karen Arms at 897-1300 or David Bonorato at 9217039 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 Coastal Sierra Group will meet Thursday, July 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. The guest speaker is Peter Knull, president of the Socially and Environmentally Responsible Investment Co. Free and open to the public. Drinking Liberally This is an informal gathering of likeminded, 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. 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 the first and third Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at Chinatown Buffett, 307 Highway 80 in Garden City. Purchase of a meal gets you in. Call 308-3934 or visit 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

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or Volunteers are needed for Planned Parenthood, and will meet the second Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at The Sentient Bean. Call Heather Holloway 352-4032 or Project Hot Seat Stop global warming with Greenpeace. Call 704-7472 for information. 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 is a grassroots organization that is interested in raising local awareness for presidential candidate Barack Obama. The group meets the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Chatham County Democratic Headquarters, 109 W. Victory Dr. at the corner of Victory and Barnard Street. For information, contact 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


Epworth Players will hold auditions for The Gazebo, a comedy by Alec Coppel on Friday, Aug. 10 from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 11 and 12 from 2-4 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church, 2201 Bull St. Several men and women ranging from their 20s to 70s are needed. Call Rich Seng at 3134004. History Theatre will hold ongoing auditions for its production Let My People Go, a spirited musical and history of slavery in Savannah. The play is in residence at the Savannah History Museum Theatre through Aug. 18. The ensemble cast requires eight actorssingers -- two black males ages 40-60 and 20-30, two black women ages 40-60 and 14-20, two white males ages 30-40, and two boys, one white, one black, ages 7-10. Script and sheet music will be provided -- don’t prepare an audition piece. Auditions are by appointment. Call 786-6384. Savannah Shakespeare Festival Final auditions for the fall production of Henry V will be held Saturday, July 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Studio, 2805B Roger

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Grassroots Arts Program The City’s Department of Cultural Affairs is seeking applicants for funding up to $2,000 per program to non-profit 501(c)3 organizations in Chatham County. A cash match is necessary. Submissions are due Sept. 14 at 5 p.m. Workshops will be held July 21 at 10 a.m., July 24 at 5:30 p.m., Aug. 8 at 3:30 p.m. and Aug. 10 at noon at 9 W. Henry St. Advance registration is required. Call Michelle Hunter at 651-6417 or mhunter@ Miss Georgia USA and Miss Georgia Teen USA The pageant will be held Nov. 8-10, and applications are being accepted. For information, send your name, address, phone number, date of birth, a recent snapshot and a brief biography to: Greenwood Productions, Inc., 7121 W. 79th St., Overland Park, Kansas, 66204. For information, visit or call Janet Parkes at 913-642-8989. PURE Community Photo Cooperatative Benefit Exhibition Photographers Using Real Elements, an organization dedicated to classic black and white photographic processes using traditional chemicals, is seeking entrants for a group exhibition to benefit the opening of the first community cooperative darkroom in Savannah. Only silver gelatin black and white photographs no larger than 16 by 20 will be accepted. An extra matted print of framed work should be included. Drop off work at the Starlander Cafe, 11 E. 41st St. The deadline is Sept. 1 Contact Kathleen Thomas at Second Annual 10 Best Bosses The International Center for Leadship and Coaching is sposnoring this contest to recognize inspirational and motivational bosses and leaders. The deadline for nominations is Sept. 12. 236-3660 or centercoordinator@


AARP Senior Drivers Safety Program Classes will be held Sunday, July 22 and Sunday, July 29 from 1-5 p.m. at the Jewish Educational Alliance. Call Larry Dane Kellog at 355-8111. Instructors are needed to teach this program in Chatham, Bryan and Effingham counties. For information, call Chuck at 598-1011. The Art School Summer classes run for a week at a time. Students attend Monday through Friday. Morning sessions are 9 a.m. to noon and afternoon sessions are 1-4 p.m. The cost is

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$160 per week, including supplies. Classes are for ages 6-9 and 10-14. Themes are Mythical Beasts & Beauties July 23-27 and Mad for Mod! July 9-13 and July 30 through Aug. 3. Visit or call 921-1151. Basic Skills for Everyday Living is a series of workshops presented by Victorious Christian Living Educational Center and held at the Mary Flournoy Golden Age Center, 1001 W. 39th St. at Ogeechee Road. Personal Management will be conducted Aug. 2 from 6-8 p.m., Family Management Aug. 3 from 6-8 p.m. and Money Management Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. to noon. All are free and oepn to the public. Call 660-2966 to reserve a seat. Beading Classes Learn jewelry-making techniques during the month of June at Bead Dreamer Studio, 407A E. Montgomery Cross Rd. Call 9206659. Brush with Clay Classes in Raku, brush work, relief work, surface decoration, figurative and more in clay with individual attention are offered at CarosArt Studio by professional artist/clay sculptor Carolyne Graham. Costs $100 for 6 classes, or $30 per class. Clay supplies are extra. Call 925-7393 to register. Color, Materials and Media Frances Mills will teach this workshop Aug. 11 at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Senior Citizens, Inc., 3025 Bull St. $25 for Savannah Art Association members and $35 for nonmembers. Call 232-7731. Conscious Prosperity A workshop, Conscious Prosperity: The Secret to Simple & Lasting Personal Worth, will be presented by John Moore, the DebtFREE guru, pm Saturday, July 28 from 9 am. to 12:30 p.m. at Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. The fee is payable at the competion and will be decided by participants, based on the value they feel they have received from the content. A 312-page textbook is available for $49.95 and software is available for $59.95. To register, call 355-4704. Walk-ins are welcome. Construction Apprentice Program A free 16-week training program for men and women who have an interest in learning construction skills that will lead to career level jobs. There is no cost for training, books or tools. Assistance with job search and placement. Call Tara H. Sinclair at 6049574. 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

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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. GED/adult literacy education is being offered Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon or 1-4 p.m. 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 MPC Planning Academy for local residents will be presented Aug. 28 through Nov. 27 on Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. at the MPC office, 112 E. State St. A $30 registration fee will cover materials. Scholarships are available. Applications must be made by Aug. 13. Visit or call 651-1440. Psych-K Workshop Apply “The Secret” to your life. Learn a technique through hands-on practice that you can apply to many areas of your life, for the rest of yoru life, such as relationships, productivity, prosperity, health, grief and more. Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Turtle Dragon

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Here’s how you damage the Aries soul, according to astrologer Steven Forrest: You bore it, you deprive it of adventure, and you starve it of chances to grow evermore courageous. I’m worried this could happen in the coming weeks. According to my reading of the omens, you may be tempted to get involved with things that are too easy for you. Here’s what you can do to make sure this doesn’t come to pass: Invite yourself into unpredictable situations. Give yourself assignments that will force you out of your comfort zone. Fall in love with questions that will turn your mind inside-out. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): I’m drinking a toast to my grade-school teachers, five of whom were stern spinsters in their 50s and 60s. I may not have esteemed them when we were together those seven hours a day, 180 days a year; I may have been alternately bored and alienated by their nagging me to learn. But from my current vantage point, I’m ripe with gratitude: pleased with my ability to wield the English language and do the arithmetic my business requires and hold in my imagination a clear vision of the planet’s geography. Those maestros taught me well, and I’m in awe of their tireless efforts. Now I suggest you do something similar to what I just did, Taurus. Feel a flood of thanks for the helpers and teachers from your past (even the inadvertent ones) whom you have never appreciated sufficiently. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): A few years ago, a high school football team in Colorado was reprimanded when officials discovered that players had soaked their uniforms with an oily cooking spray before a big game. Though there was no specific regulation against it in the rulebook, the greasy stuff made it harder for their opponents to tackle them, giving them an advantage. I’m recommending their ploy to you in the coming week, Gemini--at least metaphorically. You will benefit from being slipperier, more elusive, and difficult to pin down than usual. I’d also like to see you be extraordinarily cagey, foxy, and tricky. To help focus your mind on this

Tranquility Tea House, 1202 Highway 80, Tybee Island. The cost is $300. Online registration at or more info at or by calling Marguerite Berrigan, 247-6484. Puppet Shows are offered by St. Joseph’s/Candler AfricanAmerican Health Information & Resource Center for schools, day cares, libraries, churches, community events and fairs. Call 447-6605. Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its Westside Business Connection July 26 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Carrington Square Apartments at Savannah Quarters. The cost is $5 for members and $15 for member guests. Call Susan Smith at 644-6434 or 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. Train Smart A strength and conditioning camp for kids ages 10-18 will be held through July 27 at the St. Joseph’s/Candler Wellness Center and adjacent Hull Field. The cost for four weeks

is $70 and the cost for eight weeks is $130. Call 819-8800. 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. Workshop for Aspiring Thespians Nika Hinton will lead a free scene workshop for four monthly sessions. The next session is July 22 at 2 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church, Phillippa’s Place. Enter on Macon Street. Participants can work on scenes from great and near-great plays, musicals and film and improvisation sketches. Works will be recorded on video tape. Childcare will be provided upon request. To register, call 234-0980. Workshop: Mouth Off will presented by All Walks of Life Thursdays through Aug. 12 from 6-8 p.m. at the West Broad Street YMCA, 1110 May St. This workshop is for youth ages 12-19 designed to build vocabulary, literacy and understanding of poetry, rap, hip-hop and spoken word. The workshop will culminate with a live performance written, planned, rehearsed and performed by workshop participants. Call 341-8306 or visit www. continued on page 40

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assignment, buy a can of cooking spray and create an altar around it. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Imagine all the life processes that unfold outside of your conscious awareness: your body digesting your food and circulating your blood; trees using carbon dioxide, water, and sunlight to synthesize their nourishment; micro-organisms in the soil beneath your feet endlessly toiling away to create humus. You don’t perceive any of these things directly; they’re invisible to you. What other growth and transformation might be going on in secret, Cancerian? This is the perfect time to tune in to all the vitalizing alchemy that is usually hidden from you. In a sense, you have X-ray vision. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): How should we visualize the phase you’re in? Are you coming back home after a harrowing journey to the abyss? Or are you about to launch a quest straight into the heart of the dawn’s blinding promise? Paradoxically enough, Leo, you’re doing both. You’re coming and going at the same time. You’re graduating from an ancient lesson and beginning a new course of study. Hints of the future are mingled with the last gasps of the past. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “Write the bad things that are done to you in sand,” says an Arab proverb, “but write the good things that happen to you on a piece of marble.” That’s perfect advice for you in the coming days. Why? Because I believe you’ll be cheated or slighted in a way that will have only minor, short-term consequences, whereas on the other hand you’ll be the beneficiary of a loophole or the recipient of a generous blessing that should reverberate for a long time. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh, born under the sign of Libra, has been described by a fellow teacher as “a cross between a cloud, a snail, and a piece of heavy machinery -- a true religious presence.” He translates his lofty visions into

the most intimate and practical terms, even providing suggestions about how to get more spiritual inspiration out of breathing, eating, and walking. Take a similar approach in the coming weeks, Libra. Bring heaven all the way down to earth. Make the smallest details of your life reflect your highest ideals.

the car. Can you interpret my dream for me? - Crushed Capricorn.” Dear Crushed: Your dream may mean that your romantic ideals have become outmoded; your long-standing fantasies about what constitutes your perfect lover are no longer relevant. It’s probably time to adjust your definitions.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): The modern English word “weird” is derived from the Old English term *wyrd,* meaning “destiny.” By the late Middle Ages, *wyrd” had evolved into a concept similar to the Eastern notion of karma. It implied that the momentum of past events plays a strong role in shaping the future, but that human willpower can nevertheless also have a hand in creating upcoming events. In some uses, *wyrd* could even mean “the power to control destiny,” as exemplified by the three Weird Sisters of Shakespeare’s *MacBeth.* I bring this up, Scorpio, because your Wyrd Factor is pretty high these days. While the consequences of your past are certainly impinging on your present to some degree, you’ve rarely had a greater ability to override them through the force of your intentions.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): To get in a mood to take maximum advantage of the cosmic currents, go to and read Dara Wier’s poem “A Modern Version of the Way the Rosary Was Once Said Throughout Western Europe in the Late Middle Ages.” What she expresses there is exactly the attitude you should cultivate. Here’s an excerpt: “I’m not sewing velvet patches on a woolen blanket, not putting silver buttons back where they belong, not sweeping or folding, not in my right mind, not knowing what I owe or to whom I should bow down or thank or praise, no neither am I storing up good deeds I’ll need when I need bailing out, nor do I wish to settle old scores, no not keeping wolves at bay, and I’m not disturbing antbeds, not in touch with fine madness, no, I’m not hiding under the kitchen table not wanting to listen anymore, nor am I staying awake in case I might miss something, no, I’m not staring forever into a fire, nor walking through a rainstorm into a cypress grove, no, and I’m not waiting for lightning to strike.”

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “Most people experience ‘cubicle creativity,’” says businessman Gerald Haman. “The size of their ideas is directly proportional to the space they have in which to think.” Just in case this is true, Sagittarius, I urge you to expand the box you occupy while dreaming up solutions to problems and fantasizing about the adventures you want to embark on. It’s time to stretch the boundaries in every way you can imagine. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): “Dear Rob: Last night I dreamt that I finally met the soulmate I’ve been looking for all these years. We were making love in a limousine that was driving us to the church where we would be married. Then a terrible thing happened. Right there in my arms, my perfect lover turned into a toothless, stinking geezer whose sparse white hair was falling out in my hands. I shrieked and ran out of

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): While browsing at the garden store, I saw an item that would be perfect for your current metaphorical needs: rose gloves. They’re specially designed to protect you while working with those lush but thorny flowers. They feature padded palms, reinforced fingertips, and extra-long gauntlets that safeguard your flesh up to the elbow. As you play with and care for your own metaphorical version of the paradoxical rose in the coming days, I suggest that you arm yourself with equivalent protective measures. w

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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. Figure Drawing Class for Teens SCAD instructor Jeff Markowsky will teach this workshop Aug. 20-24 from 1-4 p.m. The strengths of both the Italian Renaissance and the French Academy approaches will be discussed and utilized. The cost of $225 includes supplies. Class size is limited to 8. Call Lind Hollingsworth at 921-1151 or visit 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


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AASU Sci-Fi Fantasy Club This is an official student club of Armstrong Atlantic State University that accepts non-students as associate members. It is devoted to the exploration and enjoyment of the genres of science fiction and fantasy. Activities include book discussions, movie screenings, role playing game sessions, board and card games, guest speakers, episode marathons and armor demonstrations. Provides guest speakers to educators upon request. Call Michael at 220-8129, send e-mail to or or visit http:// Bike Night with Mikie is held every Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at The Red Zone Bar and Grill in Richmond Hill. Half of the proceeds of a 50/50 drawing go to the military for phone cards and other items. Blackbeard’s Scuba Club Call Ryan Johnson at 604-5977. Chihuahua Club of Savannah A special little club for special little dogs and their owners meets one Saturday each month at 10:30 a.m. For information, visit ChiSavannah/. Civil Air Patrol is the civilian, volunteer auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and is involved in search and rescue, aerospace education and cadet programs. Meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. for cadets (12-18 years old) and 7 p.m. for adult members at the former Savannah Airport terminal building off Dean Forest Road. Visit, send e-mail to, or call Capt. Jim Phillips at 412-4410. Clean Coast meets monthly on the first Monday at the Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Check for event schedule. Coastal Bicycle Touring Club of Savannah Visit for meeting schedule and more information. Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at Tubby’s Tank House restaurant in Thunderbolt at 6:30 p.m. 728-5989. 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

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will assist you in learning about Savannah and making new friends. Call 351-3171. Savannah Parrot Head Club A social club whose purpose is to make a difference in the community and the coastal environment will meet the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The locations will vary. Contact mickie_ragsdale@ 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 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. 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 Chapter 671 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..


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618 Abercorn St. (Time changes with the season.) Call 234-3336. Savannah Area Landlord & Real Estate Investors Association Learn to be a real estate investor or landlord. Group meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Spiva Law Group, 12020 Abercorn St. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Savannah Area Sacred Harp Singers The public is invited to come and sing early American music and folk hymns from the shape note tradition. This nondenominational community musical activity emphasizes participation, not performance. Songs are from The Sacred Harp, an oblong songbook first published in 1844. Call 6550994. Savannah Art Association meets the second Thursday of the month from 6-8 p.m. Call 232-7731. Savannah Brewers’ League Meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at Moon River Brewing Co., 21 W. Bay St. 447-0943. Call 447-0943 or visit and click on Clubs, then Savannah Brewers League. Savannah 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 Council, Navy League of the United States has a dinner meeting the fourth Tuesday of each month (except December) at 6 p.m. at the Hunter Club, Hunter Army Airfield. Call John Findeis at 748-7020. Savannah Fencing Club offers beginning classes Tuesday and Thursday evenings for six weeks. Fees are $40. Some equipment is provided. After completing the class, you may become a member of the Savannah Fencing Club for $5 per month. Experienced fencers are welcome to join. Call 429-6918 or send email to Savannah Jaycees for young professionals ages 21 to 39 is a Junior Chamber of Commerce that focuses on friendship, career development and community involvement. Meets the second and fourth Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is included and there is no charge for guests. Call 961-9913 or visit www.savannahjaycees. com. Savannah’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

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hip-hop dance classes. All levels and body types welcome. The cost is $12 per class or 8 classes for $90. A variety of youth classes also are available. Intermediate Adult Ballet with Kathleen Collins meets Mondays & Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Intermediate/Advanced Adult Ballet with Karen Burns meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Modern Dance with Kathleen Collins meets Wednesdays from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Hip-Hop with Bonnie Kaar meets Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Contact Sue Braddy at 8972100. Adult Tap Classes The Gretchen Greene School of Dance is offering adult tap classes through July 17. Beginner Level is Tuesdasy from 6-6:45 p.m. and Intermediate Level is Tuesdasy from 6:45-7:30 p.m. Pay by class or purchase a multi-class card at a discount. 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. Ballet Intensive with New York City Ballet’s Kristin Sloan will be held Aug. 6-15 at The Studio, 2805B Roger Lacey Ave. The class is open to ages 9 and up. Call Veronica at 695-9149. 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 Disabled Ballroom Dance Class will be held Saturday, July 28 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Memorial Health’s The Rehabilitation Institute, 4700 Waters Ave. Classes are free and open to the public. Flamenco Enthusiasts Dance or learn flamenco in Savannah with the Flamenco Cooperative. Meetings are held on Saturdays from 1 to 2:30 or 3 p.m. at the Maxine Patterson School of Dance. Any level welcome. If you would like to dance, accompany or sing, contact Laura Chason at Gretchen Greene School of Dance Summer Classes will offer ongoing classes during the summer for children ages 8 and up that will run through July 19. Classes for ages 12 and up are Advanced Ballet on Tuesdays from 4-5 p.m. and Advanced Jazz on Thursdays from 4-5 p.m.. Intermediate Jazz/Tap for ages 8 and up will be held Tuesdays from 5-6 p.m. All are open classes with no need to register, just show up and dance. For information, call 897-4235 or visit 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

Moon River Dancers’ Summer Ball will be held Saturday, July 21 from 7:30-11 p.m. at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. Dessert and coffee will be provided and there will be a cash bar. The dance will feature a tropical theme. $20 per person. Tickets by advance sale only. Call 961-9960 or 655-4985. Savannah Shag Club Savannah’s original shag club meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Doubles Lounge in the Holiday Inn Midtown and Fridays at 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 36 on Victory Drive. Shag-Beach Bop-Etc. Savannah hosts Magnificent Mondays from 6:30-11 p.m. at Double’s, Holiday Inn/Midtown, 7100 Abercorn St. Free basic shag, swing, salsa, cha cha, line dance and others are offered the first two Mondays and free shag lessons are offered. The lesson schedule is posted at and announced each Monday. The dance lessons are held 6:30-7:30 p.m. Special cocktail prices are from 6:30-10 p.m. and their are hors d’ouerves. There is no cover charge. Everyone is invited and welcomed into club membership. Call 927-4784 or 398-8784 or visit The Studio Ongoing classes include Hip Hop/Funk on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and Adult Beginner Ballet on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. There are a variety of advanced classes daily. The Studio is located at 2805 Roger Lacey Ave. just off the intersection of Skidaway and Victory. Call 695-9149 or 356-8383 or visit Youth Dance Program The West Broad Street YMCA, Inc. presents its Instructional Dance Program in jazz and ballet for kids 4 to 18. $30 per month for one class and $35 per month for both classes. Call 233-1951.


Savannah Yoga Center Through Aug. 31, the schedule will be: Monday, 9–10:15 am Dynamic Flow All Levels w/ Kristianne, 10:30–11:45 am Level 1&2 Flow Yoga with Will, 12-1:15 p.m.Yoga Lunch Flow-Food for Body&Soul w/ Kate and 6:00-7:15 pm Gentle Yoga Flow w/ Heather; Tuesday, 9:30-10:30 am Community Flow Yoga w/ Amanda for $6, 6-7:30 pm hot Yoga Flow All levels w/ Kate; Wednesday, 7:30-9:00 am Sunrise Yoga All

Levels w/ Will, 10:30-11:45 am Mommy and Baby Yoga w/ Betsy, 12:15-1:15 pm Restorative Yoga Hour w/ Amanda and 6-7:30 pm Yoga Basics w/ Kate; Thursday, 9:30 –10:45 am Yoga Flow Level 1&2 w/ Amanda and 6:00 -7:30 pm Dynamic Flow Yoga All Levels w/ Kelley; Friday, 7:30-8:45 am Community Flow Yoga w/ Kelley for $9, 10–11:15 am Dynamic Flow All Levels w/ Kristianne, 12-1:15 pm Iyengar Yoga All Levels w/ Laura (Iyengar Yoga w/ Laurathru end of June) and 12-1 pm Community Iyengar Influenced Yoga w/ Lynne for $6 (Community Iyengar Influenced Yoga begins Fri, July 6th); Saturday, 11 am to 12:30 pm All Levels Yoga Flow w/ Kelley; Sunday, 5-6:15 pm Mellow Yoga Flow All Levels w/ Heather, 6:30 -7:15 pm Community Meditation $6 w/ Heather (100% of proceeds go to the Children’s Advocacy Center.) Drop-ins are welcome. The Savannah Yoga Center is located at 45 E. 40th St. Call Director Kelley Boyd at 4416653, email or visit Senior Power Hour is a program for people over 55. Health and wellness professionals help reach fitness goals. The program may include, but isn’t limited to, strength training, cardio for the heart, flexibility, balance, basic healthy nutrition and posture concerns. Call 8987714.

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are offered Mondays and Fridays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Suite 203, Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. Four sessions are $30 or eight sessions are $50. Call 819-6463. Yoga On the Beach at Tybee will be offered Wednesdays from 7-8 a.m. on an on-going basis through the summer. Come ot the North Beach parking lott, first beach walkover. Drop-ins welcome and encouraged. Cost is $10 per class. Class cards are available. Multi-Level Hatha I & II in the Integra Yoga style. The instructor is Ann Carroll. Call 704-7650 or e-mail ann@ The Yoga Room Monday: Vinyasa all levels from 5-6:15 p.m., Open Flow all levels 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday: Open Flow all levels from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday: Yoga Flow Level I from 1011:30 a.m., Open Floor all levels from 6:30-8 p.m., Thursday: Power Yoga from 6:30-7:45 p.m. Friday: Yoga Flow Level I from 6-7:30

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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 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.


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

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Buddhist Workshops Dr. Daniel Levine, SCAD art history professor, will conduct three workshops that explore the development of Buddhist imagery. This program is sponsored by the Savannah Buddhist Sitting Group. Call 4297265 for information. Chanted Office of Compline The Service of Compline, ”Saying good night to God,” is chanted Sunday evenings at 9 p.m. by the Compline Choir of Christ Church Savannah (Episcopal), located on Johnson Square. Christian Businessmen’s Committee meets for a prayer breakfast every Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. at Piccadilly Cafeteria in the Oglethorpe Mall, 7804 Abercorn St. Call 898-3477. Ekklesia, The Church Do church in a casual and relaxed setting on Saturday nights. Fellowship begins at 6 p.m., praise and worship at 6:30 p.m. in the BSU building on Abercorn between the Publix Shopping Center and the Armstrong campus. Call 596-4077. Energy Share Circle at Dovestar Experience the power of healing energy through reiki, alchemical body work, shamaballa and yoga bodywork every Friday at 7 p.m. Free. 11911 Middleground Rd. Call 920-0801. Manifestation Gathering at Dovestar is held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Learn ancient techniques to connect with your personal power to insure success for all your

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wishes for prosperity on a mental, emotional, physical and spiritual level. Free. Call 920-0801. Meditation Group This free meditation group meets every first Saturday day from 9-10 a.m. at 6205 Abercorn St., No. 203. Arrive by 11:55 a.m. and go to the front door. To reserve a space, email Ellen Farrell, M.A. at or call 247-4263. Nicodemus by Night An open forum is held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at 223 E. Gwinnett St. Overcoming by Faith Services with the Rev. Ricky Temple are held Saturday from 6-7:30 p.m. at 9700 Middleground Rd. Sunday worship services are 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Services are now held Sundays in Rincon. Call 927-8601. Quakers (Religious Society of Friends) meet Sundays, 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 W. President St., Savannah. Call Janet Pence at 247-4903. Savannah Buddhist Sitting Group meets Sundays from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, on Habersham Street at East Harris and East Macon Streets, on Troup Square. Please arrive and be seated no later than 8:55 a.m. Sitting and walking meditation and Dharma talk or reading. All practices are welcome. Newcomers should contact Cindy Beach, lay ordained Soto Zen Buddhist, at 429-7265 for sitting instruction. Soka Gakkai of America (SGI-USA) SGI-USA is an American Buddhist movement for world peace that practices Nichiren Buddhism by chanting NAM MYOHO RENGE KYO. For information, call SGI-USA at 232-9121. Unitarian Universalist Beloved Community Church Services begin Sunday at 11 a.m. at 707 Harmon St. Coffee and discussion follow each service. Religious education for grades 1-8 is offered. For information, call 2336284 or 786-6075, e-mail Celebrating diversity. Working for justice. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah A liberal religious community where different people with different beliefs gather as one faith. The service will be held Sunday at 11 a.m. in the Troup Square Sanctuary. For information, call 234-0980, or send e-mail to or visit www.jinglebellchurch org. The Uncommon Denomination.

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Unity of Savannah A church of unconditional love and acceptance. Sunday service is at 11 a.m. Youth church and childcare also are at 11 a.m. 2320 Sunset Blvd. Call 355-4704 or visit Women’s Bible Study at the Women’s Center of Wesley Community Centers. Call 447-5711 or stop by 1601 Drayton Street.

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Savannah Disc Golf Club holds an Open Doubles Tournament at 1 p.m. each Saturday at Tom Triplett Park on U.S. 80 between Dean Forest Road and Interstate 95. New players are welcome. Teams are chosen by luck of the draw. Entry is $5. For information, visit

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African-American Women Overcoming Depression and Bi-Polar Disease meets the third Thursday of the month at the Bull Street Library. For information, call JoAnne Wright at 236-0027. Al Anon Family Groups A fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics meets Monday at 12:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., Thursday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 8 p.m. at 1501 Eisenhower Dr. and Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Goodwill on Sallie Mood Drive. Call 5989860 or visit http://al_anon_savannah. Alcoholics Anonymous If you or someone you know has a problem with alcohol, call 354-0993. Alzheimer’s Caregiver’s Support Group The group is for caregivers, family members and friends of persons affected by Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementiacausing illnesses and meets the first Monday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to noon in Room 111 of the Skidaway Island Methodist Church, 54 Diamond Causeway. Visit www. or call 920-2231. Amputee Support Group Open to all patients who have had a limb amputated and their families or caregivers. Call 355-7778 or 353-9635. Backus Children’s Hospital Support Group for Parents who have a seriously ill child receiving treatment on an inpatient or outpatient basis. A case manager facilitates the meetings, and a child life specialist provides an arts and crafts activity Meets once a week. Call Donna at 350-5616. Backus Children’s Hospital Support Group for Parents of Children with Bleeding Disorders meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Memorial Health. Call Mary Lou Cygan at 350-7285. Bariatric/Gastric Bypass Support Group for past and potential obesity surgery patients and their families. For information, call Cheryl Brown at 350-3644. w

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a mental health problem can send e-mail to for information. Eating Disorders/Self Harm Support Group A 12-step group for people with eating disorders and self-harm disorders. For information, call Brandon Lee at 927-1324. Every Step Counts Survivor Walk This monthly cancer survivors’ walk is free and open to all survivors and their loved ones. Call DeDe Cargill at 398-6654. Free blood pressure checks and blood sugar screenings are conducted at three locations within St. Joseph’s/Candler. From 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 5:15-7 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, checks will be offered at the St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 447-6605 to make an appointment. Checks are offered every Monday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Smart Senior office, No. 8 Medical Arts Center. No appointment is necessary. Checks will be offered Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s Community Center at 812 W. 36th St. Call 447-0578. Free hearing & speech screening Every Thursday morning from 9-11 a.m. at the Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E. 66th Street. Call 355-4601. Free plastic surgery workshop will be held Thursday, July 19 from 6-8 p.m. at Coastal Empire Plastic Surgery Center, 900 Mohawk Rd. Call Melinda at 223-7336 or visit HIV/AIDS and STD awareness training My Brothaz Home, Inc., a local nonprofit HIV/AIDS organization, offers free HIV/ AIDS and STD awareness training, risk reduction counseling and prevention case management to individual males and groups of males. Upon completion of the training, a monetary incentive and educational materials will be given to each participant. Call 231-8727. Hypnobirthing Childbirth Classes are being offiered at the Family Health and Birth Center in Rincon. The group classes offer an opportunity for couples to learn the child birthing process together, while providing a very integral role to the companion participating. Classes provide specialized breathing and guided imagery techniques designed to reduce stress during labor. All types of births are welcome. Classes run monthly, meeting Saturdays for three consecutive weeks. To register, call The Birth Connection at 843-683-8750 or e-mail 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. The Life and Work of Milton Trager, M.D. A discussion and question and answer session will look at Trager’s work, which was creating simple, effective ways to relieve stress and improve body use. The program will be presented Tuesday, Aug. 14 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall, Unity Church, 2320 Sunset Blvd. There is


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234-4406 302 wEST paRK avEnuE 3 BR, 2-1/2 BA home, living room, dining room, heart pine floors, ceramic tile, 2 zone HVAC system, stack W/D. Available mid June. $1800/mo. 206 wEST duffY STREET 2-3 BR, 2-1.2 BA. Living room with fireplace, kitchen with electric stove and dishwasher. StackW/D, pocket doors, hardwood floors. $1300/mo.. 418/420 E. paRK avE. Renovated 2BR, 1 BA duplex, Corian countertops, maple cabinets, refinished hardwood floors, fresh paint inside and out, off-street parking. W/D. $1,500/mo. Each side.


204 EaST hall STREET 3rd floor. 1 BR, 1 BA, large living room, kitchen, hardwood floors, fireplaces, off-street parking, water included. Available mid August. $850/mo.

4601 Battey Street Large 2 BR, 1 Bath apartment with a separate dining room, wall-to-wall carpet, kitchen with stove, refrigerator and dishwasher, W/D connections, and offstreet parking. Across from Jacob G. Smith Elementary and walking distance to Habersham Village. Cats OK. $675/mo.

3604 MOnTgOMERY 2 BR, 1 BA apartment, kitchen, living room, ceramic tile throughout, W/D connections, carport. $750/mo. Students $650/mo.

44 Thackery Place Thackery Place is between Bull and Montgomery off of 61st Street. Close to Montgomery Hall and Habersham Village. S p a c i o u s 3 B R , 2 BA apartment (over 1,400 sq ft) with a formal dining room, new wall-to-wall carpet, central H/A, kitchen with stove and refrigerator, W/D connections, off street parking. No Pets. $750/mo.

201 EaST duffY STREET Garden apartment. 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment, kitchen nook, living room, deck, washer/ dryer. $1,000/mo.

48 Thackery Place S p a c i o u s 3 B R , 2 BA apartment (over 1,400 sq ft) with a formal dining room, wall-to-wall carpet, central H/A, kitchen with stove a n d re f r i g e r a t o r, W / D c o n n e c t i o n s , o f f s t re e t parking. No Pets. $750/mo. 18 West 40th Street Beautifully renovated 2 BR, 1BA lower half of duplex in the Starland District. Features include formal LR, formal DR, refinished heart pine floors, ceiling fans, bathroom and kitchen with ceramic tile floors, separate laundry room with washer/ dryer, private courtyard. C H/A, total electric and paid security system. Petfriendly. $1,000/mo.

317 lORch STREET 3 BR, 1 BA, living room with hardwood floors, kitchen with stove, fridge and dishwasher, ceiling fans in all rooms, CHA, W/D. Available mid July. $1,150/mo.

1330 EaST 54Th STREET 3 BR, 1 BA home, living/dining room combo, kitchen with tile floors, gas range, hardwood floors, stack washer/dryer, fenced backyard, pets ok. $725/ mo. 302 alicE STREET 2 BR, 1 BA apartment, kitchen with dishwasher and built-in microwave, living room, stack washer/dryer, 1 off-street parking space. No pets. $1000/mo. 23 wEST duffY STREET Upper. 1 BR, 1 BA, living room, kitchen, shared washer/ dryer. Available mid August. $750/mo. 109 bRadY STREET 2 BR, 2-1/2 BA townhome. Living room, dining room, eat-in kitchen with granite countertops, W/D, 2-car garage, approx. 2,300 sq. ft. $1650/mo. 124 E. libERTY STREET, apT E Studio apartment with kitchen, bath, central heat and air, stack W/D. $800/mo. 510 pOinTE SOuTh dRivE 3 BR, 2-1/2 BA home, living room, dining room, eat-in kitchen, woodburning fireplace, W/D, fenced backyard, lawn maintenance provided. $1,500/mo.


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Restaurant & Hotel


Operator Now Hiring for our newest location at Berwick Plantation We are looking for friendly enthusiastic people who can deliver excellent customer service with a smile, make our customers feel welcome and can work as part of the team. We will teach you everything you need to know. We have production (grill), prep, service positions (order taking), openers, closers and maintenance/janitorial available. We offer flexible hours, weekly pay with direct deposit option, health, dental and vision insurance, 401k program, free uniforms, advancement opportunities plus more. Visit or our locations at Waters Avenue @ Eisenhower, Ogeechee Road @ Chatham Pkwy. or DeRenne Avenue next to Candler Hospital for immediate consideration.


Business Opportunity

JANITORIAL BUSINESS For Sale Grossing $60K per year. $19,500, Financing Available. Veteran Discount. Call 912-224-5045.






Homes for Sale

Homes for Sale

Homes for Rent

2025 Eppinger Street



Totally renovated! Updated kitchen and bath, storage building in back; New HVAC, new water heater, new roof, must see! This is not a drive by!! Call Jerome Davis @ 843-298-1570 or 912-748-8141


1923 E. Henry Street HISTORIC GORDONSTON Charming 3 Bed/2 Bath in Historic Gordonston. Separate living & dining rooms, office, sunroom and detached garage. Minutes from Shopping & Downtown; Short drive to the beach! Offered at $255,000. Call Yvonne Segar Davis @ 912-484-4482. RE/MAX Crossroads 912-748-8141 4BR / 2BA Upgraded mobile home on .3 acre lot. Well landscaped & designed. $169,000. 843-384-8795. Serious Inquiries only! Must see to appreciate. BUY 3BR/2BA $200/mo! 4BR/2BA Home $215/mo! 5% down, 20yrs @ 8% APR! Listings: 800-536-8517 x T275.

FSBO - Bloomingdale REDUCED!

3BR, 2BA House on just over 2 acres. LR and extra large FR, all appliances and A/C, 6 yrs. old or less. Listed below appraisal for quick sale. Please call 912-748-1773 or 912-988-6041.


This Home Has is All

4Bd/3Ba, with mother-in-law suite. 2-garage, fence, beautiful landscaped lot, large patio with pergola, extra storage building, recent upgrades, new flooring. Owner transferred, realtors welcome. $194,000. 912-690-4302


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Homes for Rent

T W O B E D R O O M , O N E B AT H house in Midtown. Huge yard, newly refurbished with new ap2206 E. 38th Street Quiet midtown location on 1/4 pliances to be installed with acre wooded lot. 2 bedroom, 1 m o v e - i n . $ 8 0 0 / m o n t h . C a l l bath with screened porch. New 912-604-8080. central heat/air, windows, roof and electrical. Appliances, win- 865 dow treatments, water/garbage Apartments for Rent provided. Hardwood/tile floors. $775 per month with $775 damage deposit. Small pet welcome 125 E. 40th St. Newly renovated 349 Tattnall Street with $200 additional deposit. duplex, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, livBeautifully restored 3-story Years lease. References required. ing room, large kitchen, washhistoric home, c. 1844. er/dryer, hardwood floors, cen3 bedroom, 2.5 bath. Corner lot. 786-9302. Garden level apartment. Original BUY 3BR/2BA $200/mo! 4BR/2BA tral heat/air, 2 fireplaces, large hardwood floors, 6 FP, modern courtyard & deck. $1100/month. Home $215/mo! 5% down, 20yrs kitchen/baths, deck w/hot tub. contact 912-484-5181 or @ 8% APR! Listings: Private courtyard. $635,000. 912-220-1020. fvenetico@hot800-536-8517 x T275. 912-604-2485 FOR RENT: 724 E. 36th St. HOUSE FOR SALE: 1507 East Newly renovated 2 bedroom, 1 BEACH - long term rates! ConOtt Street - 3BR/2BA, LR, DR, bath house with sunporch for venient to everything! 2 BR cotbreakfast room, laundry room, tage, fully furnished! No pets. central heat/air. Asking $155,000. bonus room. New appliances, 770-435-4708 or 912-507-7304. new central heat/air! Pets OK! Agent/Broker Protected. 2.4% $875/month. Call 912-257-5596. commission. Call 912-596-4954 FURNISHED with utilities. Large for appt. *Available Soon: HUD HOMES! 4BR/2BA $258/mo! One bedroom Victorian at 34th & 45 Travis St., 3BR & Lincoln. Including: cable, TV, 3BR $219/mo! 5% down, 20yrs @ 1015 E. 32nd St., 2BR. washer & dryer, 2 fireplaces and 8% APR! Listings: 800-536-8517 pantry. $265/weekly, $280/deHUD HOMES! 4BR/2BA $258/mo! xT310. posit. $950/monthly. 3BR $219/mo! 5% down, 20yrs @ Call 912-231-9464. 8% APR! Listings: 800-536-8517 xT310. HUD HOMES! 4BR/2BA $258/mo! 3BR $219/mo! 5% down, 20yrs @ 840 8% APR! Listings: 800-536-8517 xT310. Land/Lots for Sale

QUIET Neighborhood. Just minutes from Memorial Med. Center, Downtown, Malls. Hardwood floors, renovated kitchen, gas range, lots of closet space, carport, fenced backyard, fireplace. $1200/month. No smoking / No pets please. 912-412-0340.

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SUVs CHEVY TRAILBLAZER LTZ, ‘03. 39K Miles, Loaded, Excellent Condition. $13,750. Call 912-727-5548.


4 BR, 3 BA, 2878 sq.ft. Vaulted ceilings, whirlpool tub, walk-in closets, deck, 1/3 acre lot on culde-sac on Savannah’s Southside. CONSERVATION LOT In Sought After Harmony Town- $1500/month. Available NOW! ship 20 Minutes From The Atlan- Call 843-227-9597. tic Marina Community Below Developers Pricing Georgetown SC SAVANNAH’S BEST $129,900 Call Sean RENTAL PROPERTIES 321-377-0900. Ask About Opportunity for Deep Water Dock Use Timber Company D E E P WAT E R D O C K : N e w Liquidation! Home - 5 Rio Road: 3BR, 2BA, 24 acres, $99.900. 40 acres, home w/wrap-around porch. $159,900. Timber Company Near malls, hospitals & downs e l l i n g o f f l a rg e wo o d e d town. Island Living, Marsh view acreages in Southeast Georgia. & Island Breeze, Public boat Short drive to coast & Jacksonramp 1 block away. ville, Fl. Loaded with wildlife. 32 Knollwood: 2BR/1.5BA conPotential to subdivide. Exceldo, near St. Joseph hospital lent financing. Call National and busline. Timber Par tners now. www.savannahsbest 1-800-898-4409 x 1309. 29 Pointer Place: Brick TownWATERFRONT BARGAINS! home conveniently located on LAKE VIEW only $49,900 S a v a n n a h ’s S o u t h s i d e . LAKEFRONT from $99,900 2BR/1.5BA, close to Savannah 40 Minutes from Augusta. ExMall & on bus line. cellent financing available. www.savannahsbest Sales office open daily. Call for directions! 1-877-426-2326 Forest River: Deep water, dock x2734 and furnished efficiency apt. Breathless sunsets. 1 block to 855 Sav’h Mall. Includes all utilities (except cable & phone). Homes for Rent Available June 1st $850/month.

514 McLAWS 3BR/2BA

Cars, Trucks, and SUV’s from $500! Police I mpounds! Hondas, Chevys, and more! Listings: Call 800-536-8309 x6986



7yr old long leaf pines, fenced/gated, 50ftX70ft barn, stocked 2acre pond, beautiful property, 7mi from town, Two Chop Road, $9,000/acre obo. Call Owner 706-373-9233.


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

STOP RENTING!! Gov’t & Bank Foreclosures! $0 to Low Down! No Credit OK! Call Now! 1-800-881-7410.

SPACIOUS PRIVATE Room for rent. Entrance from wrap around porch, 8 blocks to park, 3 to library, all utilities included, AC, refrigerator, microwave, high speed plus cable and TV. Large kitchen, bathroom and laundry. Off street parking to use. $160/week or $576/month. Call 912-231-9464


Roommate Wanted SHARE FURNISHED 3-bedroom old Victorian off Forsyth Park. Private bedroom w/fireplace, share living room, bath and kitchen. Available August 1. $500/month. No drug abusers or pets. Call 912-272-8883.



2006 MUSTANG GT Premium

(Only 215 miles!) 5-speed, tan leather & garage kept. Still under 3 year / 36,000 mile warranty. $24,000 OBO. Call 912-657-0645.

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