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Heriot images chronicle Savannah history pg. 8


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Savannah Actors Theatre presents The Most Massive Woman Wins pg. 21


Stardust is a fairy tale for adults pg. 34

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Volume 6, No. 47, August 15, 2007 On the cover: The cast of The Most Massive Woman Wins. Photo by George Gill.

Art Patrol 27 Recommends 20 TOTT 23



Lead Story Robert Heriot collection now open

21 Theatre

Most Massive Woman Wins

News & Opinion

26 Art Review

Red Gallery

11 Editor’s Note

27 Art Patrol

Gonzo revisited

Exhibitions and openings

12 Feedback

Readers have their say


13 Hear and Now

Robin’s world

34 Screenshots

All the flicks that fit

14 Blotter

From SPD reports 15 News of the Weird Chuck Shepherd’s latest 16 Earthweek The week on your planet 23 Talk of the Town See what you did last week

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17 Interview



19 Music Menu

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20 Connect Recommends

Our picks 28 Soundboard Who’s playing and where

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

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Thursday, Aug. 16

Savannah Actor’s Theatre Opens The Most Massive Woman Wins

What: A comedy/drama directed by Sasha McCurdy about a group of women who are about to undergo liposuction. The theater’s art gallery will feature photographs by Nyssa Travis. When: Aug. 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30 and 31 and Sept. 1 at 8 p.m. Where: Savannah Actor’s Theatre, 703D Louisville Rd. Cost: $15 general admission and $10 for seniors and students. Info:, or 232-6080.

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

What: Relive the days when rock ‘n roll was born. When: Aug. 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30 and 31 at 8 p.m. and Aug. 18, 19, 25 and 26 at 3 p.m. Where: 222 Bull St. Cost: Adults $33 and 17 and under $16. Info: 233-7764.

Friday, Aug. 17

Savannah Sand Gnats games this week

What: The Sand Gnats will play the Kannapolis Intimidators for a four-game series, then will face the Rome Braves for three games. When: Aug. 17, 18, 20, 21, 22 and 23 at 7:05 p.m. and Aug. 19 at 2:05 p.m. Where: Grayson Stadium on East Victory Drive. Cost: Box seats, $9.50, reserved $7.50 and general admission $6. Info: 351-9150.

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groups. When: Aug. 19 from 3-5 p.m. Where: Daffin Park. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: Visit or call 652-3655.

The African American Ancestral Legacy Initiative/Savannah

What: A forum on cultural and historical concerns in Savannah and the coastal region will be presented. Topics will include commemorations, monuments, dedications, acknowledgements, enshrinements, promotions and tourism. Excerpts from the BBC 4 documentary A History of Racism will be shown, along with several live presentations of A.A.A.L.I.S. enactment scripts. A segment of the BBC 4 documentary was filmed in Savannah. Guest speakers will include the organizations founding leaders, percussionist/writer David Pleasant, musician/actor Gary Swindell and visual artist Pleasant, and other special guests. When: Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. Where: Savannah Actor’s Theatre.703D Louisville Rd. Cost: Free. Info: 646-207-1843.

Savannah and the Movies: A Native’s Monday, Aug. 20 Interpretation The PBR Show continues

What: 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: Aug. 20 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

Saturday, Aug. 18

Savannah Starland Farmers Market continues

What: Buy fresh produce and other goods. When: Aug. 18 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

Taste of St. Julian

What: The merchants in City Market will sponsor this event, with local artists displaying their work, foods from City Market restaurants and music. When: Aug. 18 from 2-5 p.m. Where: 200-300 block of St. Julian St.

Tuesday, Aug. 21

Hoedown and Low Country Boil

What: A hoedown show will be presented and a Low Country boil will be served. The bluegrass band Old Dogs New Tricks and DJ Pat will provide music for line dancing and shagging after the show. When: Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. Where: American Legion Post 36 on Victory Drive in Thunderbolt. Cost: $12 in advance or $15 on the day of the show. Info: Call the Legion at 3519033 or Melissa at 441-0030 for tickets or information.

Aventura K.O.B. Live

What: A concert by The Kingz of Bachata. When: Aug. 28 at 8 p.m. Where: Savannah Civic Center. Cost: Tickets are $40 to $95. Service charges apply. Info: Call 6516556 Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Screening of The Decalogue continues

What: Filmmaker and Savannah native Stratton Leopold will discuss Savannah and the movies filmed here. This is the conclusion of A Summer of Ideas Lecture Series, which is sponsored by Senior Citizens, Inc. When: Thursday, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. Where: Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: 236-0363.

What: A series of 10 short films by Krzysztof Kieslowski address the Ten Commandments of the Judeo-Christian Old Testament. This is the ninth 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: Aug. 21 at 8 p.m. Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: Free. Info: 232-4447 or

Wednesday, Aug. 22 Psychotronic Film Society of Savannah

Sunday, Aug. 19 Storybook Summer

What: Read It Loud! Savannah is sponsoring this family friendly event where children will be able to experience books through activities, crafts and games at community sponsored Storybook Stations. Stage entertainment will feature Read It Loud! Savannah’s official spokesman, Wally Amos, as well as local personalities and performance

What: Midget Super-Spy Weng Weng is the star of For Your Height Only, filmed in 1980. This jaw-droppingly bizarre and hilarious James Bond rip-off was made in the Philippines and stars the Guiness Book of World Records holder for the title of “shortest leading man ever cast in a feature-length film.” The late, great Weng Weng was a whopping 2 foot 9 inch master of martial arts and hightech gadget fury.! This “lost classic” has recently become a pop-culture sensation thanks to Canadian rap duo The Chuds, whose tribute song and video Weng Weng Overture has swept the Internet and made this little (and littleknown) actor a worldwide sensation almost overnight - nearly 15 years after his untimely death from eating bad crab. When: Aug. 22 at 8 p.m. Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: $5. w

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| Lead Story text by Linda Sickler, photos courtesy of the Georgia Historical Society

Right place at the right time

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Robert Heriot Collection provides a rare look at the beginnings of preservation in Savannah


ustling, picturesque River Street is a mecca for shoppers, diners and sightseers. It’s easy to forget that at one time, it was little more than a collection of tired, dilapidated buildings in a somewhat unsavory part of Savannah. Fortunately, photographer Robert Heriot was there as the cranes rolled in and the transformation of River Street began. A specialist in portrait, commercial and industrial photography, he photographed Savannah and its residents for more than 50 years. Heriot meticulously recorded the renovation of the historic cotton warehouses, providing a valuable historical record of before and after shots to show what once was and how it became what it is today. In 1947, Heriot opened the Savannah Camera Company at 143 Bull St. Twenty years later, he moved the business to 307 Bull St. and renamed it Heriot’s Photography Studio. Even later, it became simply Robert Heriot, Photographer. After Heriot’s death, his widow donated the collection to the Georgia Historical Society. Recently, the GHS opened the collection for research. “He specialized in studio photography, but also did community photography as well,” says GHS Senior Archivist Lynette Stoudt. “The collection consists of a lot of passport photos, wedding photos,

Heriot collection images, counterclockwise from top: A row of warehouses on River Street under restoration; a neglected River Street facade; the Davenport House undergoing renovation; a collage of driver images from the Great Savannah Races

All photos courtesy of the Georgia Historical Society

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 Revolutionary War hero. Gwinnett was wounded in the duel and died several days later. He and Gwinnett are buried not far from each other at Colonial Park Cemetery. “We have Cherokee land documents,” Stoudt says. “There are family papers, personal papers.” The GHS itself has a long history. “It was founded in 1839 as sort of a library society,” Stoudt says. “The building was finished in

1870.” Hodgson Hall was built by Margaret Telfair in memory of her husband, William Hodgson. It’s open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and the Heriot photographs can be viewed at those times. “The River Street photos are my favorites,” Stoudt says. “It’s something we haven’t had before. It really puts it all into perspective. I had no idea so much work went into

restoring River Street.” w

The Georgia Historical Society is in Hodgson Hall at Whitaker and Gaston. Hours are Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. To utilize the Heriot collection you’ll need you will need to show a picture ID and fill out a research form. If you are not a member of the GHS, there may be a $5 research fee.

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individuals and groups, as well as buildings in Savannah and the surrounding area.” Stoudt is delighted the collection has come to the GHS. “We don’t have a large studio photograph collection from this time frame,” she says. One other large photo collection at the GHS, the Cordray Foltz Collection, ends in the 1950s. Many of Heriot’s photographs were taken as Savannah was beginning to transform into the treasure it is today. “There are buildings, a lot of buildings,” Stoudt says. “There are pictures of the Thunderbolt Blessing of the Fleet. There are St. Patrick’s Day parades.” The oldest photographs in the collection were taken at the 1908 Savannah Races, although not by Heriot. Stoudt believes someone probably took negatives of the photos to Heriot to develop, and he kept copies. “Some of the photos in the collection have been published, others haven’t,” she says. “There are aerial photos, photos of the new DeSoto Hotel under construction.” Before and after photos of the Isaiah Davenport House show the meticulous work that went into the renovation project. There also are photographs of plantations, including some that no longer exist, including The Hermitage. “There are more than 54,000 negatives in the collection,” Stoudt says. “We only have prints of 1,300. That was funded by a grant.” The arrangement, description and preservation of the Heriot collection was supported by the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board and the Georgia Archives through funding from the Office of Secretary of State. Matching funds were raised by GHS members. The latest photos in the collection date to 1986. Heriot died in 1990. “This is a really important group of photographs,” Stoudt says. “Some of them, such as the River Street renewal project, we didn’t have before.” To utilize the collection, you will need to show GHS staff a picture ID and fill out a research form. If you are not a member of the GHS, there may be a $5 research fee. “Then you ask to look through the collection and we’ll pull the box,” Stoudt says. If you want to join the GHS, memberships start at $50 a year for individuals. Membership forms are available at the GHS, which is located at the corner of Whitaker and Gaston streets, or online at “Along with the membership, you will receive publications in the mail and access to the material in the reading room,” Stoudt says. “You’ll also get 10 percent off photocopies and some merchandise.” There are many amazing collections at the GHS. “We have rare books, and more contemporary books,” Stoudt says. “There are artifacts, including the second draft printing of the U.S. Constitution, one of our most prized documents.” A display of Revolutionary War artifacts includes the dueling pistols used by Button Gwinnett, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and Gen. Lachlan McIntosh,

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t’s a tiny little book with some big views of Savannah.Simply titled Savannah, the book is the latest in a series printed by Arcadia Publishing called the Postcards of America series. It includes 15 historic black and white postcards and was released Aug. 13. The postcards were taken from the Georgia Historical Society’s collections. Arcadia has printed several other books in partnership with the GHS, and the postcards were taken from those earlier books.

Birthplace of Girl Scouts

The Savannah Races, 1908

Geared towards locals as well as tourists, the book sells for $9.99. Stan Deaton, vice president for programs and scholarship at the GHS and the editor of Georgia History Today, says the partnership with Arcadia has lasted about six years. The GHS has helped with the creation of books in the Making of America series and various photographic histories. “The postcards were taken from those books and we provided new captions,” he says. “We’ve enjoyed this collaboration. “These books have sold very well,” Deaton says. “There are photos of the Savannah Races in 1908, the Savannah Golf Club in 1910, the Hermitage Plantation, the Juliette Gordon Low House.” There is a view of Broughton Street, some of the historic squares and even a fire truck. Deaton thinks more postcard books probably will follow. “We’ve committed to partnering with them to get our collection out there,” he says. w

Soldiers Social Service of Savannah, WWII

Lafayette Square, 1888

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| Editor’s Note by Jim Morekis


Gonzo revisited F

I’m very happy with the civilized reception I received for my last Editor’s Note, titled “Creative before creative was cool.” Too often these local debates get petty, but thankfully all the main players seem to have their eyes on the prize and aren’t getting bogged down in the whole big-fish-in-alittle-pond thing that so often dooms good ideas here. However, I do have to apologize from the deepest part of my former copy editor’s heart for the unforgiveable subject/verb agreement blunder I made in the very first paragraph, of all places. I’ve since corrected it online, but dead trees are forever, unfortunately. I spent most of the weekend laid up with a nasty bug, so I had little to do but read. One of the books I picked up was my extremely dog-eared old paperback of Hunter S. Thompson’s The Great Shark Hunt, a compilation of some of his best work. The “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” segments always seem to get the most attention, but for my money the best stuff Thompson did was during Watergate. Reading these passages is stunning. Replace just a few names — some of the players, like Pat Buchanan, are still on the scene — and you could be reading a description of the current administration. So in honor of the long-overdue resignation of Karl Rove — too bad Thompson

didn’t live to see the day — I cite you the following excerpts from The Great Shark Hunt. They sound like they were written this morning but were actually written over 30 years ago during the Nixon administration: From “Memo from the Sports Desk & Rude Notes from a Decompression Chamber in Miami”: The hard-nosed super-executives Nixon chose to run this country for us turned on each other like rats in a slum-fire when the first signs of trouble appeared. What we have seen in the past few weeks is the incredible spectacle of a President of the United States either firing or being hastily abandoned by all of his hired hands and former cronies — all the people that put him where he is today, in fact, and now that they’re gone he seems helpless. Some of his closest “friends” and advisers are headed for prison, his once-helpless Democratic Congress is verging on mutiny, the threat of impeachment looms closer every day, and his coveted “place in history” is even now being etched out in acid by eager Harvard historians. From “Fear and Loathing in Limbo: The Scum Also Rises”: After five and a half years of watching a gang of fascist thugs treating the White House and the whole machinery of the federal government like a conquered empire to be used like the spoils of war for any purpose that served either the needs or whims of the victors, the prospect of some harmless, halfbright jock like Gerry Ford running a cautious, caretaker-style government for two or even six years was almost a welcome relief. Also from “Fear and Loathing in Limbo”: “Mornin’, Doc,” said the watchman. “Up a little early, ain’t you? Especially on a nasty day like this.” “Nasty?” I replied. “What are you — some kind of goddamn Uncle Tom Republican? Don’t you know who’s leaving town today? He looked puzzled for a moment, then his face cracked into a grin. “You’re right, by God! I almost forgot. We finally got rid of that man, didn’t we, Doc?”... I reached into my bag and opened two Bass Ales. “This is a time of celebration,” I said, handing him one of the bottles. I held mine out in front of me. “To Richard Nixon,” I said, “may he choke on the money he stole.” The watchman glanced furtively over his shoulder before lifting his ale for the toast. The clink of the two bottles coming together echoed briefly in the vast, deserted lobby. w Jim Morekis is editor in chief of Connect Savannah. E-mail him at

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irst I’ve got to mention the no-brainer must-see event of the week, this Thursday’s free talk by Savannah native and well-known film producer Stratton Leopold. Part of the Senior Citizens, Inc. “Summer of Ideas” lecture series, the talk takes place at 7 p.m. Aug. 16 at the JEA on Abercorn. Stratton has just come in town from L.A. where he’s working on the next Star Trek movie. Of course locals — especially those with kids — also know him from the ice cream shop bearing his family name on Broughton Street, where Stratton can often be found behind the counter. I spoke to Stratton a few days ago about a story I’m working on, and he mentioned the reaction he gets from tourists who come into Leopold’s and strike up a conversation with him as he’s doling out sweet treats. They ask about the film equipment and movie posters all around, he says, with the conversation eventually revealing that the man talking to them while he scoops their mint chocolate chip is the same guy who produced all those movies. “I get one of two distinct reactions,” Stratton laughs. “One is: Why are you scooping ice cream? And the other is they just say, ‘Oh, yeah, sure,’ and walk off.” Ice cream or not, the talk is sure to be entertaining and enlightening.

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p.m.) rides, which are adjusted seasonally to accommodate the horses. Editor, Furthermore, most horses (though I’ve been a loyal reader of your pubagain, this is sadly on a company-by-comlication since the early ‘90s back when it pany basis) work only 4 or 5 hour shifts and was published as Creative Loafing. I’ve alget regular days off. The reason it seems that ways enjoyed your editorials and consider you see the same horses in the evening as Connect Savannah a terrific resource to find you do at night is because they are almost things to do and to read interesting articles all black or tawny gelding draft horses. Of and diverse points of view that other area course they look like the same horses. publications (Savannah Morning News et al) The writer’s concerns, however, were wouldn’t dare. not entirely unfounded. If you, too, So it is with much dismay share these concerns or similar conthat I find myself writing cerns for other domesticated anithis letter. Fact-checking mals, then don’t be silent! and follow-ups should itor: Ed But please, please, please e th to ss s ro be a big part, if not ac er Lett ters from nnah prints let does not do your research first! It’s ter let Connect Sava a the main part, of any g tin in of ideas. Pr in- time to learn the difference the spectrum ment of the op publication that ply our endorse ited for ed be ay necessarily im m rs between a loved and cared therein. Lette seeks to present itions expressed y. for working animal and an m .co self as a respectspace and clarit ah nn ectsava l: letters@conn ai abused animal. m Eable source of 32 Fax: 912.231.99 Dr., Suite 7, ry Incidentally, the quote cto Vi E. 00 reporting or Snail mail: 18 31404 attributed to the animal Savannah, GA media voice. rights pioneer George In last week’s issue, Bernard Shaw (“You can judge a soyou published a letter ciety by the way it treats its animals”) from one Emily Milburn, who esshould actually be credited to Gandhi. poused how wonderful and transformaShaw said: “The worst sin toward our tive the group Narconon was in helping fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to her overcome her drug addiction. A simple be indifferent to them: that’s the essence of Google search will allow one to discover inhumanity.” that Narconon is nothing more than a front A.R.C. group for Scientology. While Scientology unfortunately enjoys tax-exempt status here Creative concerns in the states, Germany has the right idea Editor, and treats it as what it is: a cult. I was very interested in your recent I could go on forever about the nefarious Editor’s Note titled “Creative before creactions of this L. Ron Hubbard-devised cult ative was cool.” My wife and I bought a but instead I’ll invite the readers of Connect place in Savannah and are slowly making it Savannah to visit to get more livable. One of the main reasons we chose information about what Scientology reSavannah was its creative energy and potenally is. tial. It’s very obvious that there were a lot of I would hope that, in the future, Connect natives that had worked very hard to build Savannah will do better research before a city that is attractive to creative thinkers publishing a letter like this and/or provide a and doers. disclaimer on the same page. I’m very familiar with the syndrome that Jason Bacon leads some business and cultural leaders to discount the achievements and knowlEditor’s Note: While it’s true that Scientology edge of local artists and writers in favor of is outlawed in Germany, it’s not outlawed the east or west coast gurus. I grew up in here. Therefore, unfortunately or not, they get Houston and worked in Dallas and watched the same forum that anyone else does, within that pattern repeat itself, often with disasreason. Besides, if we had run a disclaimer trous effects. If newcomers partner with we wouldn’t have received Jason’s great letter. local experts, a powerful creative chemistry can really take shape. If not, there will only be estrangement and animosity. Horse sense I also agree with your warning that genEditor, uine creative energy happens when the calThank you for publishing the recent letdron contains a lot of ingredients, not just ter voicing concern for the well being of carthe ones our pallets recognize. My wife and riage horses in the downtown area. I are moving to Savannah because of its raI wish more people would become accial diversity and for the energy that protive in the well fare of all animals, not just vides. I hope your readers pay attention the ones they can see. The writer, however, when you state that real creativity grows out failed to do their homework before speakof inclusiveness, not exclusiveness. ing out. I wanted you to know that I really appreIf you take a closer look at the three carciated your editorial and hope that you and riage companies in Savannah, only one is the rest of the formerly “uncool” continue to guilty of keeping their horses and drivers work your magic. out in the hottest hours of the afternoon John Houchin (which is actually illegal). Most of the carriages in town only do offer early (ending at 1:00 pm) and evening (starting at 6:00 or 7

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Cruel, cruel summer

Yang love, first love

While you’re filling in September calendar dates, be sure to include my new favorite musician, rock violinist Bobby Yang, who’ll be appearing up the road at East Georgia College in Swainsboro on September 14. Yang’s first Savannah appearance was at this year’s Asian Festival in June. Road trips to Athens and Decatur this summer gave me the chance to see him in full force: two hour shows with his band the Unrivaled Players, at decidedly more intimate and more acoustically friendly venues. Yang is developing a following for his interpretations of classic rock and R&B/funk. A classically trained violinist, Yang is making his name interpreting the work of others (U2, David Bowie, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder) with passion and energy, wrapping every show with a Yang version of Zeppelin’s “Kashmir.” At East Georgia College, Yang and the Unrivaled Players will have an additional backup band-- the Atlanta Pops Orchestra. My recollections of “pops” orchestra concerts conjure selections that were technically masterful but just a tad bland, by composers like Henry Mancini and Rodgers & Hammerstein. There’s no telling what Yang and company have planned for the East Georgia College concert, but no matter whose melodies he chooses, they’re bound to be arrangements not imagined by the original writers. Yang’s website promises, “Watch Bobby and the band rock orchestral style!” w Email Robin Wright Gunn at

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For those of us who love live music, the next ten days present a serious dilemma. Option A for the next week or so: in the spirit of summer, continue making the rounds of Savannah’s music venues, listening and dancing to the likes of Bottles and Cans, The Train Wrecks, Eat Mo’ Music, and The 8 Tracks. Going out to hear locally-based bands supports talented Savannah folks squeaking out livings as full time musicians, or performing every week while also clocking in at “real jobs” as carpenters, business owners, waitresses, school teachers, and even an arborist and a writer. Each show is like a party, with musicians and audience members mixing it up at sophisticated nightclubs or funky beachy bars. The drinks flow and the bartenders and waiters are happy too. Thinking about those fun times waiting to be had makes Option B sound terribly sensible and serious: stay home watching Law and Order reruns, go to bed early, and save your nickels and dimes in an attempt at delayed gratification, preparing for a steady blast of critically recognized touring musicians that will hit Savannah beginning next week and continuing through the fall. On Aug. 24, Rory Block and the Straightway Ministries Choir bring a night of blues-meets-gospel out of Mississippi to the Trustees Theater, showcasing Robert Johnson blues classics with Block’s slide guitar and deep vocals that get good and gravelly in the higher notes, backed by a 38member choir from Utica, Mississippi. Two days later, at Coastal Jazz Association’s monthly showcase, Atlantabased jazz singer Audrey Shakir reincarnates Ella Fitzgerald at Tubby’s Conch House on River Street (formerly Cobblestone Conch House). In all, Savannah will host at least seven concerts and four music festivals between next week and mid November. The lineup is heavy on Americana, with Canada’s folk and country trio the Wailin Jennys sponsored by the Lucas, and The Lovell Sisters, (a young bluegrass trio from Calhoun, Georgia) and the return of The Wiyos’ vaudeville-oldtimey sound sponsored by the Folk Music Society. Randy Wood brings two September shows to his Bloomingdale concert hall-Claire Lynch and longtime Savannah favorite Mike Cross. The week-long Savannah Jazz Festival is scheduling events in venues all over the city

in September. October brings the return of the Savannah Folk Festival, this year back in Grayson Stadium as part of Daffin Park’s 100th anniversary celebration. Then in November, two blues festivals hit town less than one week apart. The marketing of the Savannah Blues Festival in the Civic Center Arena on November 3 suggests a touring show rather than a locally organized event. The annual Blues and Barbecue Festival at the Roundhouse on November 9 and 10 looks like a mix of strong touring acts (Wanda Johnson with Shrimp City Slim, and Johnny Winter) and Savannah based bands (Amburgey & Hanson and The Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love.) Option A: Go hear local bands? Option B: Plan for the big fall line up? How about a write-in candidate, Option C: Throw caution out the door, and do it all. Today’s local bar band may be tomorrow’s national touring headliner.

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from recent Savannah/Chatham Police incident reports

Gas attack!

An employee of a Montgomery Street gas station told police that a customer became upset over service at the pumps and attacked her. An officer was dispatched, and an employee told him that a girl about 16 years old threw a plastic card holder at her, which missed. The suspect then spit on the woman. The officer noted that the woman did have damp spots on her shirt and there was spittle on the glass of the booth in front of her. The victim said the suspect was dropped off by a second female in a red Dodge Neon, and she walked off towards 61st Street. Several units checked the area, but were unable to locate the suspect. In the meantime, another customer went to the Enmark and told the victim that the red Neon was parked off Thackery Place. Police located the car and the tag closely matched the tag description given by the victim. The vehicle was traced to a woman in Pooler, but no one could be reached at the address, which appeared dark and unoccupied. The victim was given a case report number card and advised on warrant procedures. • An officer on patrol was dispatched to a Sherman Avenue address in reference to a domestic violence complaint in which the man was armed with a hand gun. A woman was standing outside the residence when the officer arrived. She said her husband was inside and that he had pulled a gun on her. The officer entered the house and retrieved the hand gun from a bedroom. The husband said his wife had come home and they were in the bedroom talking when his wife snatched the bed cover off him and began trying to stick her fingernails into his forehead. He said she then began hitting him and he grabbed her by the face and pushed her back. She then tried to pull his hair out, and he pushed her away again. The woman then began trying to box with her husband. He said he pulled a gun, pointed it at the bed and told her he would blow her head off. At that point, the woman left him alone and called police. She was given a case report number card and advised how to get a copy of the report. The man was arrested and taken to the Chatham County Detention Center. All evidence was logged into the property room. The man said he didn’t want the weapon back, so it will be destroyed. • A woman was caught trying to cash a forged check at a check-cashing business on Abercorn Street. Police were called and advised of a forgery in progress at the business. An officer was met by an employee of

the store, who said the suspect was trying to cash a forged check for $500. To verify the check, the employee called the owner of a Whitaker Street restaurant listed on the check. The restaurant owner said he didn’t authorize the check or sign it. The suspect was a part-time employee at the restaurant. She admitted that she had taken a blank check without the owner’s knowledge. She said she wrote the check to herself and signed the owner’s name. The owner said he wanted to press charges against the suspect, so she was arrested and charged with one count of forgery and one count of theft of misplaced property. • A car stolen in Port Wentworth was recovered in Savannah. Police were called to a hotel at White Bluff Road and Posey Street on a report of a man staying there who had possibly stolen a car. A man at the scene pointed out the car when police arrived, and the owner was called.The owner identified the car and removed her property from it. The car was towed from the scene so Port Wentworth police could investigate the theft. The inn’s registry for the man was checked, but he wasn’t located. • Police were called to a Vineyard Avenue residence on a report of vandalism. When an officer arrived, a woman at the scene said she and her husband had an argument. The couple had separated earlier in the week. The woman then showed the officer her car, which had a large puddle of oil under it. The oil filter apparently was loose and the woman said the car had engine trouble. While the woman was telling the officer about the car, her husband pulled up. He said he was concerned because his wife hadn’t shown up and he offered to fix the car. The man acted strangely the entire time, although he did temporarily fix the oil leak. When the officer asked him to leave, the man began to violently throw objects into his truck, then he backed quickly out of the driveway and drove down the street. w

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

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The Continuing Crisis

ter, the Prostitutes Collective trade union said hers were “workplace” injuries. (2) Former Brooklyn Center, Minn., car-washer Douglas Williams, 56, was fired last year when, in response to the sales manager’s requiring him to clean up litter, he refused, colorfully, by telling the manager to perform an anatomically impossible act. However, the state court of appeals ruled in June that Williams was nonetheless owed unemployment benefits.


A toddler broke from his mother’s supervision in May at the Rhime Buddhist Center in Kansas City, Mo., and accidentally trampled the meticulously created colored-sand picture that eight monks had to that point spent two days creating, but the monks impressively responded with patience. “No problem,” said one, from India’s Geshe Lobsang Sumdup monastery. We have three days more (before the show closes). So we will have to work harder.” Inattentive Drivers: Trucker Merv Bontrager accidentally crashed his 18wheeler in Minot, N.D., in April when he looked away briefly to check the floor for the doughnuts he had tossed aside for later eating. And Kristopher Lind accidentally crashed his car in Vancouver, British Columbia, in March when he tried to open the tightly packaged sex toy he had bought earlier that day. And Andrew Workman accidentally smashed his car into another in Shepley, England, after he lost control when a bee flew through the window and stung him in the crotch (according to the findings of an inquest in April). In June, a 17-year-old boy survived but was seriously injured when he fell about 75 feet onto some rocks at California’s Mount Diablo State Park. He had climbed over a handrail in order to fake a fall so that his pals could capture the plunge on video to put on his MySpace Web page.

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(1) Hiroshi Nishizaki, 46, was arrested in Osaka, Japan, in May and accused of causing damage of the equivalent of about $5,500 by pouring urine on a neighbor’s house on 169 occasions, because it was blocking Nishizaki’s view. (2) Wheaton, Ill., lawyer Donald Ramsell sued Geneva, Ill., lawyer Douglas Warlick in June, demanding that Warlick continue to sell him “his” two of the four season tickets to Chicago Bears games they had split since 1985 but which Ramsell suspected Warlick might keep for himself this year. Warlick complained to the Chicago Tribune in June that Ramsell had never contacted him, but just filed his lawsuit out of the blue. Said Ramsell, “The courthouse is where you go when you have a dispute.”


(1) In June, Pfc. Duncan Schneider finished training with his Oregon Army National Guard unit, immediately married his longtime girlfriend, and prepared for deployment to Iraq; the marriage means that Schneider’s unit’s first sergeant is now his mother-in-law. (2) Officials at the Masters games in Milan, Italy, in July announced in advance that, since the invited athletes ranged in age from 35 on up to the 90s, the javelin competition would be moved to a site far away from most of the other events.

Thinning the Herd

(1) A burglar was killed trying to sneak into the Maranatha Used Clothing store in Miami on May 31; police said the man had crawled between the blades of a large, idle ventilation fan but that before getting all the way through, he accidentally tripped the “on” switch. (2) In Forst, Germany, in May, as a 43-year-old man and a 12-year-old boy vied in a spitting-for-distance contest from a second-story balcony, the grown-up, trying for extra momentum, thrust himself forcefully up to the railing, launched his saliva, and accidentally fell to his death. w

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government bureaucrat.) (2) Researchers at the University of Calgary said in July that Widower Charlie Bonn Kemp, 77, of female mice in their study were not only Vero Beach, Fla., took especially hard the sexually aroused by whiffs of male mouse loss of his wife, Lee, in 2006 because she pheromones but that the scent apparently was unquestionably the love of his life even made the females’ brains grow larger. though the couple stopped having sex even Northbrook, Ill., husband Arthur before they got married in 1978, according Friedman persuaded his wife that after 10 to a June St. Petersburg Times profile. Lee years’ marriage, they should become matehad been Charlie’s gay lover for 26 years, swapping swingers, which he thought would until revealing in 1978 that he could no lonenhance their relationship. His wife, relucger resist the urge to become a woman, and tant at first, began to participate and evenespecially a housewife. Such was their attually fell in love with another swinging tachment that, following Lee’s full sex husband, an event that precipitated change, she and Charlie decided to the Friedmans’ breakup, retake advantage of Lee’s new staported the Chicago Sun-Times. tus and legally marry and continue Friedman, with an inadequate timing their devotion, even though Charlie appreciation of irony, sued the remained sexually attracted only to is husband under Illinois’ alienmen. everything ation-of-affection law, and in Kenya, in addition to the usual June, a jury actually found problems of a developing African in his favor, for $4,802.87. nation (poverty, tribal frictions), However, the soon-to-be-dihas recently endured the rise in vorced Mrs. Friedman said she power of the Mungiki, which is a felt humiliated by the implication secret society that is (according to that she had been “worth” just $480 a June New York Times dispatch) a year. “part Sicilian Mafia, part Chicago Lithuania’s Ombudsman for street gang, with a little of the occult Children, visiting Ireland in June to sprinkled in.” Police say the meminvestigate complaints of mistreatbers aim to destabilize the country in ment of her countrymen, told reporters that the midst of the current political cammany of the estimated 30,000 Lithuanian paign by devil-worshipping acts of violence children in Irish Republic schools felt unsafe (skinning heads, drinking human blood and that violence was common. In one Irish from jerrycans). A district commissioner in town, she said, “Lithuanian children are Nairobi said the Mungiki had threatened her beaten only because they are more beautiwith genital mutilation. The gang originated ful than Irish ones,” and in general, she said, in the 1990s much as organized crime in the Lithuanians are disliked because we dress U.S. did, by taking over such urban enterwell instead of looking the part of poor imprises as bus transit and garbage collection. migrants. Latest in Brain Science: (1) French neurologists writing recently in the journal The Fine Points of the Law Lancet described their surprise in finding, (1) The New Zealand Herald reported via brain scans, that a normally functioning in June that a prostitute may be eligible for 44-year-old man had a brain “more than 50 worker’s compensation based on her havpercent to 75 percent” smaller than average, ing been injured when the car in which she consisting of little more than a thin sheet was riding plunged down a hillside. Because of brain material surrounding a large fluid the driver was a john who was taking her buildup. (The man is employed as a French to a site he had chosen for their encoun-



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The United Nations’ weather agency issued a report confirming fears that global weather extremes are now becoming the norm across the planet. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said that during the first months of 2007, the Indian subcontinent suffered twice the normal number of monsoon storms, and that global temperatures were probably the warmest since reliable records began in 1880. The report also pointed to record storms across Britain and the rest of Europe, as well as disastrous floods in Argentina and Uruguay as further indications of climate change. The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says man-made global warming is unequivocal. It notes that there has been an increasing trend in the extreme events observed during the last 50 years, particularly heavy precipitation events and heat waves.

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A federal judge barred the U.S. Navy from using a powerful sonar in upcoming war games off the California coast after a team of experts argued the earsplitting sounds would be harmful to whales and other marine life. Judge Florence-Marie Cooper sided with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC ) and other environmental groups that argued that flooding large areas of the ocean with intense bursts of sound can injure or even kill whales. “(The ruling) confirms that, during sonar testing and training, the Navy can and must protect whales and other marine life in the extraordinarily rich waters off our Southern California coast,” NRDC lawyer Joel Reynolds said. Navy officials said they will appeal the order.


A powerful earthquake centered beneath the Java Sea shook Indonesia’s capital of Jakarta, violently shaking tall buildings and sending panicked residents into the streets. There were no immediate reports of significant damage. • Two people on Far East Russia’s Sakhalin Island were injured by sharp aftershocks of a pair of quakes that killed two people and left 1,000 others homeless on Aug. 2. • Earth movements were also felt in far southern Japan, western Germany and metropolitan Los Angeles.

Tropical Cyclones

Vietnamese emergency teams moved thousands of people along the country’s central coast to higher ground after Tropical Storm 06W dumped heavy rain on the region, killing 53 people. Most of the deaths were in the coffee-growing region of the Central Highlands. • Taiwan was lashed by two tropical cyclones in rapid succession. Typhoon Pabuk clipped the southern tip of the island, ending one of the worst droughts in decades with nearly 12 inches of rainfall. The storm then moved southward, eventually passing directly over Hong Kong. Tropical Storm Wutip struck southern parts of Taiwan a day later, then lost force over China’s Guangdong province. • Tropical Storm Flossie formed over the eastern Pacific.

Monsoon Misery

Worsening floods across India, Nepal and Bangladesh have forced more than 19 million people from their homes since late July. An inadequate relief response has left many of the evacuees stranded without any food. Health officials warn that an epidemic of waterborne dis-

eases may soon spread across the disaster zone.

Chilean Chill

Chile’s normally temperate central valley wine and farm region was blanketed with snow for the first time in half a century. Snow fell for four hours in the fertile Maule region, prompting officials to declare an emergency for residents unaccustomed to wintry conditions. Meteorologists said the latest Antarctic chill could also bring snowfall to the hills around the capital, Santiago. Chile has experienced its coldest winter conditions in 30 years since early June.

Simian Bling

Troublesome street monkeys in a northern India city will soon be sporting earrings that indicate they have been sterilized in a monkey population-control effort. The number of simians in Shimla, the former summer capital of the British raj in India, has soared in recent years. Officials say the animals harass tourists and need to be brought under control. Earlier efforts that used collars and dyes to mark the nearly 1,500 monkeys that had already been sterilized failed, with many of the collars falling off or the dyes fading. Nagesh Guleria, a Shimla district forest officer, told reporters that the monkeys number in the thousands across the city, where homes are stacked tightly along steep hills. The monkeys, which are a revered animal in the mainly Hindu nation, are sterilized with a technique that takes only a few minutes, according to veterinarians. w


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A debut CD ten years in the making Bluesonics release a new live album


Over the course of those ten tracks, the band offers their own interpretations of such standards as Jimmy Reed’s “You Got Me Running” (aka “Baby, What You Want Me To Do”), Dave Mason’s “Feelin’ Alright,” and Sonny Boy Williamson’s “Good Morning little Schoolgirl,” along with newer and more obscure tunes by the likes of Fabulous Thunderbirds vocalist Kim Wilson. The digital recording itself is crisp and full of presence (thanks in part, Harrison says, to local engineer Phil Hadaway — who also convinced the group to release the album commercially), and most importantly, documents what the band sounds like on a great night in a small club. “I’ve always felt if you’re gonna send a demo out in hopes of booking a gig, you should make sure it’s live, so they’ll really know what they’re getting,” Harrison says. “Almost anyone can be made to sound great in a studio situation. But when you show up at the club, you better really know what you’re doing, or it’s not a pretty thing! (laughs)” He also cautions those who hear the CD to remember that part of what he loves most about playing blues music is the elasticity of the genre and the room afforded musicians to improvise within a given framework. “If you were to catch us two nights in a row, the structure of some things would sound similar, but generally, we’re putting a different spin on the material each time we perform it. The door is wide open for us.” He also cautions those interested in owning their album not to expect much in the way of fancy packaging. True to its title, Plain Brown Wrapper’s cover is about as nofrills as you can get — black ink on what

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Annie Allman

A rare musician who can whip ass on both percussion and stringed instruments, Allman certainly lives up to her celebrated family name. When not sitting in with a variety of talented local players, her solo shows offer nuanced jazzy blues on electric guitar — often to sequenced backing. Sun., 7 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

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Formed in the East Village in ‘94, this group (originally called The Teenagers) has become one of the most influential Latin dance-oriented pop acts in the world, as evidenced by their smash hit, “Obsesión.” They are credited with creating their own unique type of Bachata music, by combining hip-hop, R & B and Reggaeton. For $40 - $95 reserved-seat tickets go to or call 651-6556. Sat., 8 pm, Johnny Mercer Theater.

Mary Davis & Co.

Well-known rock, pop, soul and beach music covers (i.e., John Prine, Bonnie Raiit, Fleetwood Mac, etc...) featuring the titular female vocalist/guitarist. Thurs., 7 pm, Tubby’s (Thunderbolt) + Sat., 8 pm, Marlin Monroe’s Surfside Grill (Tybee).

Done For The Day

New, local hard rock and metal-influenced party band made up of longtime area players. Fri., 9 pm, Jukebox Bar & Grill (Richmond Hill).

The Dumps

Bludgeoning sludge-metal quartet that describes their style of music as “Dirty Southern Thunder.” Sat., 11 pm, The Jinx.

Eat Mo’ Music

Funky, wah-guitar/ bass/drums/brass souljazz combo, featuring bassist Doug Povie. Fri., 9:30 pm, Tantra Lounge + Sat., 8:30 pm, Isaac’s on Drayton.

The Jeff Beasley Band

Electric blues and early rock & roll hits, plus funky R & B originals with a slight New Orleans feel. Wed., 7 pm (solo), Jazz’d Tapas Bar + Thurs., 8 pm, The Warehouse + Fri., Wild Wing Café.

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Brittany Bosco

Local neo-soul vocalist who’s enjoying a growing downtown following through their increasingly regular live appearances where she is often joined by members of the local funk and positive hip-hop communities. Fri., 8 pm, Dimensions Gallery.

Bottles & Cans

Juke-joint blooze and psychedelic garage rock that’s heavy on kook and swing — featuring bassist Mike Walker and drummer Jason Gecik. Wed., 9 pm, Bay Street Blues + Thurs., 9 pm, Savannah Blues + Fri., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar + Sat., 9 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park.

Chuck Courtenay

Established area country/honky-tonk/ Southern rock singer and guitarist, playing mostly covers. Wed. (w/Bucky Bryant), 7 pm, Driftaway Café + Thurs., 7 pm, Stingray’s (Tybee) + Fri., 9 pm, Augie’s (Richmond Hill) + Sun., 1 pm & Tues., 7 pm, Wild Wing Café.

Eric Culberson Blues Band

This white-hot power trio of guitar, bass and drums is one of the finest electric blues combos on the East Coast. Expect lots of fiery lead work, playful vocals, and a rocksolid rhythm section that can easily lean into low-down funk. Tues. (hosts Open Jam Night) - Wed., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge + Thurs., 7 pm, Dawg House Grill + Fri. & Sun. 9 pm, Fiddler’s (River St.) + Mon., 6 pm, The Boathouse (Hilton Head).

Eclectic local cover band specializing in littleheard rock & roll, golden age C & W and vintage soul tunes. Sat., 7 pm, North Beach Grill (Tybee).

Frazier & Tavalin

Duo of two experienced jazz players — one a female vocalist and the other a male pianist. Fri., 7 pm, Vic’s on The River.

From Exile

Excellent technical and thrashy Atlanta prog-metal quintet with plenty of cascading, syncopated guitar lines and double kickdrumming. If their singer would ditch the gargling razor blades bit, they would sound quite a lot like Queensryche or Dream Theater (whom they admit to digging, along with Yes and Pink Floyd). Fri., 11 pm, The Jinx.

‘Georgia Kyle’ Shiver

Locally-based acoustic singer/songwriter drawing on country, Old-Time and blues. Wed., 9 pm, The Quarter (Tybee) + Thurs., 7 pm (w/Fiddlin’ Scott Holton), Fannie’s on The Beach (Tybee) + Fri., 9 pm, AJ’s Dockside (Tybee) + Tues., 9 pm (w/The Marshgrass Boys), Fiddler’s (River St.).

David Harbuck

This full-time, Savannah-born songwriter has made a handful of indie CDs over the past decade, but his latest, Naked In The Rain, is heads and tails above the rest in terms of musicianship and execution. Call it funky folk-rock with a Southern twang. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Bayou Café.


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This young local trio is currently in Nashville working on their debut album. They’re known for modern, pop-oriented guitar rock that may appeal to fans of John Mayer or Dave Matthews. With local emo-esque In The Picture, the heavy guitar rock of Greedy White Citizen, and the “Blues Hammer” of Atlanta’s Hemp Street Rhythms. Fri., 9 pm, Guitar Bar.

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Keith & Ross

New local trad Celtic band featuring fiddle, guitar and bodhran. Sat., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law Irish Pub.

Quirky, irrepressible local party band that has recently revamped their approach and setlist and is finding their profile increasing since adding a number of kitschy hip-hop and alt.rock tunes to their repertoire. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Tommy’s (Pooler).

Seldom Sober

Local acoustic cover duo (country/jam/ rock) known for strong vocals. Thurs., 9 pm, Fiddler’s (River St.).


Latin Jazz Motion

Percussionist David Lugo leads this upbeat and buzzworthy area combo. Fri., 9 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park.

The Lloyd Dobler Effect

This slick and polished mainstream poprock group from the Washington, D.C. area has played 39 states and 8 countries. They’re actually very, very good at what they do. Now they just have to hire someone to murder all the members of Matchbox 20. Sat., 10 pm, Wild Wing Café.

The Magic Rocks

3-piece offshoot of local rock cover band The 8-Tracks, playing tunes by everyone from R.E.M. and Jerry Lee Lewis to Spinal Tap. Fri., 8 pm, The Warehouse.

Roger Moss & Eric Jones

Classically-trained vocalist singing cabaret tunes, plus American Songbook standards — backed by an ace pianist. Thurs., 8 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park.

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Challenging, charming, Brazilian-influenced synth and guitar-based indie-pop, featuring a member of Sinister Moustache. Also appearing: Blufton’s one-man ambient electronica act House of Knotty Effects, and Charleston’s Yukari Yucca, an oddly

Sinister Moustache

captivating female pop artist who mixes traditional Japanese songs and multimedia in her avant-garde sets. Sat., 8 pm, Sentient Bean Coffeehouse - ALL-AGES.

The Oscar Perez Quartet

Formerly known as Gravy, this area “post-metal fusion” band is one of the most consistently interesting experimental rock/ surf/death metal/Elfman groups you’ll come across. Criminally unknown (but that’s mostly by design). Fri., 11 pm, The Jinx.

This outstanding Latin-tinged pianist tours often with trombonist Wycliffe Gordon and vibes sensation Christian Tamburr, and a lengthy association with vocalist Phoebe Snow. Fri. - Sat., 8 pm, 9:30 pm, 11 pm, Kokopelli’s Jazz Club.

Greg Williams

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Local singing guitarist and songwriter who mixes covers of well-known pop and country tunes with his own Americana originals. Fri. - Sat., 7 pm & Tues., 6 pm, Stingray’s (Tybee) + Sun., 7 pm, Dewey’s Dockside (Tybee). w

This veteran DJ is known for what has been called his “signature blend” of Latin, tribal and deep house dance music. Based in the California Bay Area, he’s been spinning in clubs and releasing records for over 20

Prolific local singer/songwriter who’s released several well-received indie CDs of blues and folk-influenced rock. Fri. - Sat., 6 pm, Dewey’s Dockside (Tybee).

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Yep, you heard right the 50 million dollar man himself is coming to town for what prevailing wisdom would suggest will likely be the quickest sellout in this 2,600-seat venue’s recent history. A gifted, and legitimately hilarious standup comic (and comedic actor) whose propensity for conceptual tangents and idiosyncratic behavior have made him one of the most talked-about funnymen of his genTop: eration, Chappelle faLeslie mously walked away from his own hit show Bottom: (and a fortune) when Dj Mayhem he severed ties with the Comedy Central Network a few years back. Since then, he’s returned to the edgy, belly-laugh world of small comedy clubs and theaters, as well as thrown a massive “block party” concert in NYC’s Bed-Stuy neighborhood that was ably turned into a sleeper smash by filmmaker Michele Gondry. Many place Chappelle right up there with the late Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy (in his standup heyday). Praise, indeed. Snooze or lose on this one, Darkness. For $45 reservedseat tickets go to www.savannahcivic. com or call 651-6556. Wed., August 22, 7 pm, Johnny Mercer Theater.

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Locally-based Symbiotek Productions is busting their collective ass to make DNB a viable genre in our area after years of being sidelined by more mainstream techno and electronica in Savannah’s dance clubs. This 8-headed monster event is the latest in their ongoing series of lengthy shows featuring local, regional and —sometimes— internationally-known DJs and turntablists. Behind the decks for this show: DJs Mayhem (Atlanta), GuyL, MC Dot (Columbia, S.C.), Repler (Statesboro), and locals Epiphany, Cavity, Culprit and MC Lunatek. Mayhem in particular is the one to watch at this show, for in addition to owning his own label, record store and distribution company, he tours worldwide and saw one of his tracks hit #2 on the UK Dance Chart (topping even Ms. Botox herself, Madonna). Sat., 9 pm, B & B Ale House.


If this Charleston-based power trio can keep their shit together, within a few years, people everywhere will quite possibly be incredulous when you tell them you used to see these guys play for a few bucks in the corner of a tiny bar like Hang Fire. No, they’re not the most original band that’s ever walked the earth, but most aren’t. Yet, when you’re this good at what you do, breaking

new ground doesn’t matter one bit. Though they’re only in their early 20s, these scruffy RAWK dudes write, play and live it with an exuberance and seriousness that lets everyone within earshot know that they truly believe in what they’re doing. Folks in the biz are starting to take notice as well, and frontman/guitarist Sadler Vaden has been invited to write songs with folks like Angelo Patraglia (Kings of Leon), which makes sense, because Leslie’s soulful, Deep South backwoods-meets-British blues rave-ups (a la Humble Pie or early Who) fits nicely alongside the Followill brothers’ nouveau Southern rock. Tight as a drum, loud as hell, and filled with the spirit, these guys are the real deal. Like Webb Wilder says, “pick up on it.” Fri., 10 pm, Hang Fire.

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It’s not often that a singer/songwriter comes along who’s immediately reminiscent of Robyn Hitchcock, and yet that’s exactly where this globe-trotting artist (he currently resides in both Guatemala and Hamburg) is coming from: impressionistic lyrics with a slight lilt in the voice; guitar chord progressions that are sprightly and yet simultaneously filled with ennui (think XTC or Epic Soundtracks). Since Chris Bell and Syd Barrett shuffled off this mortal coil, they haven’t made ‘em like this much anymore. Rome, Ga.-based low-fi artist Old Burnt Turn Slick opens. Fri., 8 pm, the Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES. w


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cream.” The Most Massive Woman Wins by Madeline George will be presented Aug. 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 26, 30 and 31 and Sept. 1 at 8 p.m. at the Savannah Actor’s Theatre, 703D Louisville Rd. Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for seniors and students. Call 232-6080, email or visit www.savannahactorstheatre. org.

Tour guides tell the history of white Savannah, but African-American contributions are overlooked. David Pleasant plans to change that. Today, Pleasant is a percussion virtuoso, rhythm effects vocalist, avant-garde performance artist and lecturer based in New York City. But he was born in Savannah and raised in McIntosh County. He grew up immersed in the rich Gullah/Geechee culture. Recently, he joined forces with his friends Gary Swindell, an actor, singer, songwriter and minister of music for the Pentecostal Miracle Deliverance Center International Ministry in Savannah, and the artist known as Pleasant to form the African American Ancestral Legacy Initiative Savannah, or A.A.A.L.I.S. A.A.A.L.I.S. will host a forum on Sunday, Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Savannah Actor’s Theatre, 703D Louisville Rd. The cost to attend is participation in the discussion. “We’re going to talk,” Pleasant says. “We’re getting people talking, a dialect going about ways to make things happen.” The theme of the evening will be representational equality in Savannah. In addition to guest speakers, the forum will feature the screening of an excerpt from a BBC 4 documentary, A History of Racism, that was filmed in Savannah. A.A.A.L.I.S. is an arts and education collective committed to “the promotion, generation, presentation and development of Savannah and regional African/African American heritage.” Its goals focus on the future, especially the youth of Savannah. Pleasant says the group wants to honor Savannah’s African-American legacy through music, dance, drama and oratorical presentations. He has written scripts for costumed enactments portraying historical figures such as Equiano, Quamino, the Stono Rebels, Aaron Beadley, Hugh Bryan, the Black Red Coast, the Black Conferderates, the African Kings and others. The inspiration for A.A.A.L.I.S. came from the experiences of its founders as black teenagers in Savannah. “I was in high school when they started the historic tours of Savannah,” Pleasant says. “There was very little mention of African Americans in the tours.” Pleasant says scores of black teens were disenchanted with historic Savannah tours of the 1970s that failed to even mention blacks. Thirty years later, not much has changed, he says. “There’s only one legitimate memorial to African Americans on the waterfront,” Pleasant says. “There should be many more throughout the community dedicated to African Americans. One is not enough, two is not enough, three is not enough, not even four. “There are many shrines and monuments to the Confederacy,” he says. “Even with such a diverse population, there are monuments to the Confederacy.” Some concern already has been raised that A.A.A.L.I.S. is making too many waves. “We’re not trying to stir up things on the negative side,” Pleasant says. “We’re trying to get people to be proactive, to make this dream realized,” he says. “If people feel this way, they need to talk about it.” w

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wonder if my problem with Red Gallery is a Feng Shui matter. Though it very often has painting shows, I don’t believe it’s a space well-suited to hanging two-dimensional work. The large panels hung in front of the plate glass windows just add more hanging space without necessarily welcoming the passer-by. But it is a space well-suited for installations. If you removed the panels, with its high ceilings and the performative nature of its openness to the street, it summons up all kinds of possibilities. Added to this, there are many questions surrounding what appears to be an arbitrary curatorial practice in these group shows: the decision as to the works included is always mystifying and “Together at Last” is no exception. We begin with questions about the title. Is this a selection of works by friends coming together after longstanding absence? That might explain why there is no other connection between the works and no discernable curatorial theme. Otherwise why include in one show: Amy Hahn’s paintings of Venice at night; Avantika Bawa’s minimalist constructivist works; Craig Drennan’s mix of the conceptual with gestural abstraction incorporating text references to the 1984

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movie, “Supergirl”; Denise Falk’s fairytale painting, “Surrender” in which a little girl is unaccountably running away from a blue bird; Liz Sargent’s felt and wool floor piece, “Floe” resembling a land survey map; Ed Barbier’s undulating welded steel grid; Yana Dimitrova’s realist lithographs; Cynthia White’s mixed media gestural linear works on paper; Sophie Jacobson’s C-prints of herself in narrative fantasies; Michael Cheney’s single channel video /sound installation, “Forrest Project 2002”; Tim Wirth’s humorous abstract works on paper; and Julio Garcia’s mixed media “The Long Way Home, No. 3”. My other cavil relates to the question of putting the price on the title and artist identification labels next to the works. This is not the usual gallery practice and focuses the viewer’s attention on awkward questions. Why $35,000? Why $15? In this context, Jennifer Jenkins work, the subject matter of which is the relationship between objects, becomes a witty comment on the show as a whole. She has created a triangular space in a corner of the gallery, in which she uses two walls and the floor space in between. On each of three pedestals, she has arranged three groupings of figures. These figures are upright, hooded shapes, made of silk with machine embroidery and are a few inches tall. In “With Respect to Each Other, No. 1”, sixteen tall figures are facing the back of a small, lone figure separated by a distance. In “No. 2”, three figures are observing a couple who are in some way colluding with each other. In “No. 3”, one figure is looking at a couple who is returning the look. Through the artist’s placing of these simple figures, the viewer might be able to construct any number of social narratives, in fact, perhaps all of the possible narratives of the human condition. Then, running along the two walls at eye level are ninety-eight tiny machine stitched, irregular silk rectangles, attached to 2 ½ “ square paper backings, each one pinned with one sewing pin to the wall. These miniature abstractions (“Repeating Objects in a Self-Similar Way”) are further worked on with silk screen and India ink. This entire corner shows a concern to create an installation, an admirable use of the gallery space. Caomin Xie is represented by a large oil on canvas, “Still Image, 127”, fifteen horizontal rows of 24 repetitions in each row of what looks like a seated Buddha. I reviewed a solo show of Caomin Xie’s work in 2003, titled, “Still Image.” In that show, the images were very photographic and created to simulate the horizontal lines of the televi-

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sion screen. In this work, the lines have become looser, more painterly, like weaving, the result seeming more like a repeated pattern on a tapestry, the weft replacing the horizontal lines on a screen. I thought at first that the number “127” might refer to the number of repetitions. But I counted them, and it didn’t add up. But since he is obviously continuing a series of investigations of the still image, perhaps 127 refers to the number of the series so far. The work is labor-intensive and meditative. As the hand draws the lines (the weft) across the canvas, the color is changed to form the image of the Buddha. As video creates its images in high speed horizontal lines, Xie’s process uses hand-made time, forming his works over a period of hours instead of fractions of seconds. Eun Sook Lee exhibits six diminutive shadow boxes, each five or six inches square, titled “Closets and Cupboards”. Inside each shadow box is a tiny, doll’s house size wardrobe or chest, brightly painted and with its drawers or shelves bursting open with absurd quantities of one object only: one chest has orange pumpkins; one is filled with gilt framed mirrors; another chest overflows with diamond tiaras; two bedside tables are whimsically stuffed with pieces of bleached vertebrae; silver shoes in various styles line the shelves of one cupboard; while red apples tumble from another. We are in a surrealist world of absurdity here, of scale, and of the number of inappropriate objects in their gaily painted cabinets. Seduction is clearly intended. Another explanation for the title of this show now occurs to me: it might be simply ironic. Some artists may have exhibited together often, perhaps some never; the works have nothing in common with one another, nor do they share a thematic space. But here, for this period, they really are together at least, if not at last. w Red Gallery is at 201 E. Broughton St. Bertha Husband graduated from the Ruskin School of Fine Art at Oxford University and has an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


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

BAJA CANTINA (The Landings)

Harry O’Donoghue

BARNES & NOBLE (Oglethorpe Mall)

Jazz Jam Session w/The Alex Nguyen Group (7 pm)


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


Branan Logan (6:30 pm)

BENNIE’S (Tybee)

Karaoke w/DJ Levis (9:30 pm)

Pianist Frank Bright (5 pm), Vocalist Roger Moss (8 pm)

Karaoke (9 pm)

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#@*! Karaoke


Live Music TBA (10 pm)

Voodoo Soup (10 pm)

Karaoke (7 pm)

Live Music TBA (8:30 pm)

#@*! Karaoke (10 pm)

The Train Wrecks (10 pm)




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DJ Blue Ice (Hip-hop, Reggae, Top 40, R & B) SAVANNAH SMILES (314 Williamson St.)

Dueling Pianos (8 pm)


“Return To The ‘50s” (8 pm) SLUGGERS

5 Point Productions’ Karaoke (10 pm) STINGRAY’S (Tybee)

Randy “Hatman” Smith (6 pm) TOMMY’S (Pooler)

Karaoke w/Jeff & Rebecca


Karaoke w/Michael (10 pm) TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)

Live Music TBA (6 pm) TUBBY’S (River St.)

Live Music TBA (6 pm) VENUS DE MILO

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The Lavon Stevens Project w/Louise Spencer (8 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR

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Live Music TBA (10 pm)


The Mike Schulze Trio (7:30 pm)

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

Open Mic (8 pm)

LOCOS DELI & GRILL (Southside)

Chief (9 pm)


Karaoke (9 pm)






THE BREW PUB (Hilton Head)


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The Eric Culberson Blues Band (7 pm)

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TIKI HUT (Hilton Head)

B & D BURGERS (Southside)

DOC’S BAR (Tybee)


TOMMY’S (Pooler)


Liquid Ginger (9:30 pm)


Live Music TBA (7 pm)

DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)

J. Howard Duff (7:30 pm)

SwYrl (6 pm)

Live Music TBA (6 pm)

Karaoke w/Jeff & Rebecca

Live Music TBA (5 pm)

DJ Southstar spins Top 40 (10 pm)

Live Music TBA

Live Music TBA (6 pm)

Live Music TBA (10:30 pm)

Mary Davis & Co. (7 pm)

Live Music TBA

Live Music TBA (7 pm)

“Helium Karaoke” w/Wrath Nasty

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

Bottles & Cans (10 pm)

Jeff Beasley (8 pm)

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

Live DJ Frankie-C spins Hip-hop & Electric Fusion (8 pm)


ONE HOT MAMA’S (Bluffton)

TUBBY’S (River St.)


TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)

PLUM’S (Beaufort)


POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)









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BAJA CANTINA (The Landings)

Eric Britt (3 pm), Live Music TBA (8 pm)


“World Famous” DJ Sam Diamond


Chuck Courtenay (7 pm)

BENNIE’S (Tybee)

Karaoke (8 pm)


The One Too Many Band (9 pm)


The Eric Culberson Blues Band (9 pm)


The Sophisticates (9:30 pm)

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The Train Wrecks (9 pm)

Live Music TBA (10 pm)

Dueling Pianos (9 pm)

Live Music TBA (10:30 pm)

“Return To The ‘50s” (8 pm)

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STEAMER’S (Georgetown)

Live Music TBA (9 pm) STINGRAYS (Tybee)

Chuck Courtenay (6 pm) TANTRA LOUNGE

DJ In A Coma (11 pm)


Live Music TBA (9 pm)

DJ Nick J - ‘80s, house, breaks, D & B (10 pm) SAVANNAH SMILES (314 Williamson St.)

Roy & The Circuit Breakers

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Jude Michaels (8 pm)

WILD WING CAFÉ (Hilton Head)

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DINGUS MAGEE’S (Statesboro)

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STEAMERS (Georgetown)

THE CREEKSIDE CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)

Terry Blaine w/Allan Vache & Mark Shane (8 pm) Bottles & Cans (9 pm) JEN’S & FRIENDS

Live Music TBA (10 pm) THE JINX

Sinister Moustache, From Exile (11 pm)

JUKEBOX BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)

Done For The Day (9 pm)


Rich & Dan (10 pm)

KATHLEEN’S (Beaufort)

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Harry O’Donoghue

Karaoke (9 pm)

Live Music TBA (9:30 pm) STINGRAY’S (Tybee)

Robert Willis (7 pm) TANTRA LOUNGE

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Rhythm Riot (9 pm)

TUBBY’S (River St.)

Live Music TBA (6 pm)

TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)

Live Music TBA (6 pm)

TURTLE’S (Statesboro)

Live Music TBA (10 pm)

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#@*! Karaoke (9 pm)


Jason Bible (1 pm), Greg Williams (6 pm) DOC’S BAR (Tybee)

Roy & The Circuit Breakers


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Eric Britt (3 pm), Live Music TBA (8 pm)

The Oscar Perez Quartet (8 pm, 9:30 pm, 11 pm)


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The One Too Many Band (7 pm)

LOCO’S (downtown)

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Dynamo Humm’s Zach Towns & Friends (10 pm)

VFW CLUB (Hinesville)

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The Magic Rocks (8 pm)


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Pianist Abebi Stafford (5 pm), David Lugo & Latin Jazz Motion (9 pm)


DOS PRIMOS (Statesboro)

Live Music TBA (8 pm)

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

Live Music TBA (7 pm)


The One Too Many Band (9 pm)


Mad Planet (9 pm)


The Hushpuppies Band (9 pm) GILLEY’S (Hinesville)

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Live Music TBA (8 pm)

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




Michael “B-Flat” Sears & Tony Royster, Sr. (7 pm) MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKS

HANG FIRE (37 Whitaker St.)


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Live Music TBA (10:30 pm)


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WILD WING CAFÉ (Hilton Head) YONG’S COUNTRY CLUB (formerly The Music Box)

The Tradewinds (7 pm)

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

Live Music TBA (10:30 pm)



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PLUM’S (Beaufort) Big Bang (10 pm) POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)

Live Music TBA (8 pm)

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

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

RETRIEVER’S (Statesboro)

Live Music TBA (10 pm)


Live Music TBA (9 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) SAVANNAH THEATRE

“Return To The ‘50s” (8 pm) SCANDALS (Tybee)

Live Music TBA (9:30 pm)


Frank Paisley, Old Burnt Turn Slick (8 pm) SILVER CREEK SALOON (Statesboro)

Live Music TBA (8 pm) SORRY CHARLIE’S

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THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

THE ISLANDER (Wilmington Isl.)

Live Music TBA (10 pm)


Terry Blaine w/Allan Vache & Mark Shane (8 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR

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Live Music TBA (10 pm)

THE ALE HOUSE (Bluffton)

The Dumps, Tualitin (11 pm)

AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill)

Aventura K.O.B. (8 pm)

Joey Manning (7 pm)

Live Music TBA (10 pm) Live Music TBA (8 pm) B & B ALE HOUSE



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Live Music TBA (7 pm)

The Oscar Perez Quartet (8 pm, 9:30 pm, 11 pm)

Karaoke (9 pm)

Pat Williams & Friends (10 pm)


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


Harry O’Donoghue

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


Live Music TBA (10 pm) MALONE’S

Karaoke w/DJ Levis

Bluesonics (4 pm)

Karaoke (9 pm)


Pianist Abebi Stafford (5 pm), Bottles & Cans (9 pm)


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


The Joseph Michael Duo (6 pm)






Live Music TBA (9 pm) #@*! Karaoke

Mary Davis & Co. (8 pm)

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Live Music TBA (8 pm)

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ONE HOT MAMA’S (Bluffton)

The Jimmy Wolling Band (10 pm) Live Music TBA (10 pm)

Live DJ (8 pm)


Chuck Courtenay & Bucky Bryant (1 pm), The Lloyd Dobbler Effect (10 pm)


Live Music TBA (10 pm)


Live Music TBA (10 pm)

Live Music TBA (8 pm)

The Champagne Jazz Trio (8 pm) Seldom Sober (10 pm)



WILD WING CAFÉ (Hilton Head)

The Roger Moss Quintet (7 pm) Live Music TBA (6 pm)


Live Music TBA

Louisvile Rd.) The Savannah Actors’ Theatre: The PBR Show (8 pm) SAVANNAH BLUES Live Music TBA (10 pm) SAVANNAH NIGHTS


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




DJ Marty Corley (9:30 pm) STINGRAYS (Tybee)

Piano-Palooza (8 pm)

Roy & the Circuit Breakers (6 pm)

“Return To The ‘50s” (3 pm)

Live DJ (10:30 pm)

Live Music TBA (1 pm)

Karaoke (9 pm)

A.W.O.L. (7 pm)

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

Joey Manning (7 pm)

5 Point Productions’ Karaoke (10 pm)

Ben Tucker & Bob Alberti (11:30 am)

Live Music TBA (3 pm)

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

Live Music TBA (8 pm)

Live Music TBA

Eddie Mercer (6 pm)


Live Music TBA

YONG’S COUNTRY CLUB (formerly The Music Box)

The 8-Tracks (7 pm)

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

Live Music TBA (10 pm)



POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)






AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill)

SPANKY’S (Pooler)





TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)



BERNIE’S (Tybee)


PANINI’S (Beaufort)

Live Music TBA

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

THE RAIL PUB Live Music TBA RED LEG SALOON Live Music TBA (9 pm) RIDERS LOUNGE (Hilton Head)

The Fresh Hots (10 pm)


Chatham County Youth Commission Concert w/ Kiterunner (4 pm)


Old School Dance Party w/DJ Analog Kid (10 pm) SAVANNAH JAZZ & BLUES BISTRO (Bluffton)

Live Music TBA (8 pm)

SAVANNAH SMILES (314 Williamson St.)

Dueling Pianos (8:30 pm) SAVANNAH THEATRE

“Return To The ‘50s” (3 pm, 8 pm) SCANDALS (Tybee)

Live Music TBA (9:30 pm)

THE SEA GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)

Live Music TBA (8 pm)


9 on Bali, House of Knotty Effects, Yukari Yucca (8 pm) SILVER CREEK SALOON (Statesboro)

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

Keith & Ross (10 pm)

STEAMERS (Georgetown)

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

Robert Willis (7 pm) TANTRA LOUNGE

Pocket Change (9:30 pm) TOMMY’S (Pooler)

Rhythm Riot (9 pm)

TUBBY’S (River St.)

Live Music TBA (6 pm)

TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)

Live Music TBA (7 pm)

TURTLE’S (Statesboro)

Live Music TBA (9 pm)


Live Music TBA (7 pm) VENUS DI MILO

DJ Maytag (10 pm)

VFW CLUB (Hinesville)

Live Music TBA (9 pm)


Claire Frazier & Peter Tavalin (7 pm) THE WAREHOUSE

The Train Wrecks (8 pm) WASABI’S

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Live Music TBA (7 pm) THE WAREHOUSE

Live Music TBA (6 pm)

Thomas Claxton (7:30 pm)

Karaoke w/DJ Levis (9 pm)


The Courtenay Brothers (1 pm), Live Music TBA (10 pm)


Live Music TBA (9 pm)

Diana Rogers

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WILD WING CAFÉ (Hilton Head)

AUGUST 21ST Live Trivia (10 pm)

BAYOU CAFÉ (upstairs)

Chief (9 pm)


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

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BUFFALO’S CAFÉ (Hinesville)

Karaoke (7 pm)


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

#@*! Karaoke (10:30 pm)

DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)

Live Music TBA (6 pm)

Live Music TBA (10 pm)




Live Music TBA (7 pm)


Pub Quiz w/Rob Oldham (9:30 pm)


Bob Masteller & Friends (8 pm)

DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)

Diana Rogers (7 pm)

DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)

Live Music TBA (7 pm)


Jason Courtenay (9 pm)

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

Live Music TBA (7 pm)

Pat Garvey

Live Music TBA (7 pm)

Nancy Witt

DJ Sterling Hustle

Open Mic Jam w/The Eric Culberson Blues Band

The Howard Paul Group feat. Aletha Jacobs (8 pm)

Live Music TBA



Robert Willis (5 pm)

DOC’S BAR (Tybee Island)

Live Music TBA


Eric Britt (3 pm)

DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)

“World Famous” DJ Sam Diamond

DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)

Live Music TBA (7 pm)

EL POTRO (13051 Abercorn St.)

Karaoke w/Michael (9 pm)


Randy “Hatman” Smith (8 pm)


The Eric Culberson Blues Band (9 pm)

THE FLYING FISH (7906 E. Hwy 80 by the old Williams Seafood)

Barry Johnson (6 pm)

THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)

Live Music TBA (5 pm)


Deas’ Guys (8 pm)


Annie Allman (7 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S

Harry O’Donoghue

MALONE’S (309 W. River St.)

Live Music TBA




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Live Music TBA (7 pm)


Irish Pub Acoustic Session (7 pm)

AUGUST 20TH Live Music TBA (9 pm)

The Eric Culberson Blues Band (6 pm) Karaoke

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Live Music TBA (7 pm)



DJ KZL’S Kaleidoscope (10 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S


“Georgia Kyle” & The Marshgrass Boys (9 pm) FRENCH QUARTER CAFÉ (Statesboro) HANG FIRE






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Robert Willis (6 pm)


Karaoke w/Jeff & Rebecca


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The Courtenay Brothers (7 pm), Team Trivia w/The Mayor

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Live Music TBA (8 pm)

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Stardust 1/2 An enchanting fairy tale likely to appeal to filmgoers across every imaginable spectrum, Stardust is an unqualified delight that offers the most fun to be had in a theater this summer. Based on the graphic novel by Neil Gaiman, it’s a fantasy yarn in the tradition of The Princess Bride and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, only it bests its antecedents by remaining light on its feet and by constantly surprising us with both its visual and narrative vigor. In the tiny English village of Wall, young Tristan Thorne (Charlie Cox) pines for the stuck-up Victoria (Sienna Miller) to such a degree that he will prove his devotion by journeying to the magical land resting just outside the town’s border and retrieve the remnants of a fallen star that the pair had seen drop from the sky. What Tristan doesn’t realize is that once a star has fallen, it turns into a human -- in this case, a woman named Yvaine (Claire Danes). But determined to still make good on his promise, he captures the star-child with the intent of presenting her to Victoria.


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Elsewhere in the enchanted land known as Stormhold, a dying king (Peter O’Toole) promises his crown to whichever of his sons can retrieve a powerful necklace -- an adornment presently around the neck of Yvaine. And to make matters worse, a witch (Michelle Pfeiffer) is also searching for the celestial being, since eating the heart of a star will bring immortality (and restore youth) to her and her Macbeth-inspired sisters. It sounds like too much plot for one movie to bear, but Jane Goldman and director Matthew Vaughn (Layer Cake), co-adapting Gaiman’s novel, do an exemplary job of funneling all the disparate elements into one cohesive narrative. Actors like Rupert Everett and Ricky Gervais are allowed to shine in small comedic roles, while Pfeiffer clearly relishes portraying a villainess as much here as she does in the current Hairspray. And then there’s Robert De Niro, playing a pirate so fey that he makes Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow look as ferocious as Blackbeard by comparison.

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Thoughts of Max von Sydow have been commanding much of my time these last two weeks. First, the recent death of the legendary Ingmar Bergman brought to mind many of the director’s classics, several of which he made with von Sydow (the pair had a working relationship similar to FordWayne, Kurosawa-Mifune and Scorsese-De Niro). Then there’s the recent DVD release of Flash Gordon, with von Sydow cast as the villainous Emperor Ming. And now there’s Rush Hour 3, which casts the great Swedish actor in a supporting role (narratively, no different than the part he essayed in Minority Report). Exactly 50 years ago, Von Sydow was exploring philosophical issues of life and death in Bergman’s masterpiece The Seventh Seal; now, he’s shunted to the background to make room for the in-

creasingly unfunny antics of Chris Tucker. If there’s a more depressing commentary to be made on the current state of cinema, I can’t imagine what it might be. The plot, involving an assassination attempt investigated by Chief Inspector Lee (Jackie Chan) and Detective James Carter (Tucker), barely hangs together, but it’s merely an excuse to run the two franchise stars through the paces. Chan, still up for any challenge at the age of 54, has considerably slowed down in recent years, and his up-close-and-personal brand of fighting has lost much of its vibrancy. It hardly matters, though, as even this longtime audience favorite is expected to take a back seat to the incessant shenanigans of Tucker (interestingly, Chan received top billing in the first film, but the order was switched for both sequels).

Talk to Me 

Don Cheadle lets his hair down -- or at least his ‘fro up -- for Talk to Me, an enjoyable screen biopic that unfortunately never reaches its full potential. Cheadle, so softspoken in his Oscar-nominated turn in Hotel Rwanda, gives up the funk with his boisterous performance as Ralph Waldo “Petey” Greene Jr., an ex-con who becomes Washington, D.C.’s hottest disc jockey during the second half of the 1960s. His break into show business is aided by Dewey Hughes (excellent Chiwetel Ejiofor), a radio program director who understands that, to stay relevant with the changing times, his station must add a new voice to address the hot-button issues of the day. Enter Petey, whose inflammatory words (on his first day on the air, he refers to Berry Gordy as a “pimp”) incense the station’s owner (Martin


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Sheen) until the listener response proves overwhelmingly positive. The first part of the picture, which examines the testy relationship between Petey and Dewey as well as the loving one between Petey and his girlfriend Vernell (Taraji P. Henson), makes for wonderful entertainment, culminating in a powerful scene in which Petey attempts (via radio) to calm down a city that’s plunged into turmoil following the assassination of Martin Luther King. After this point, the film loses its freshness, as Petey’s downfall (fueled by booze, insecurity and illness) can’t escape being filtered through the usual movie clichés. Still, Talk to Me takes its cue from its leading character: When it’s at the top of its game, it can’t be touched.

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Becoming Jane 1/2

Perfectly pleasant yet also somewhat pointless, Becoming Jane comes across less as a motion picture and more as a victim of identity theft. Given the glut of exemplary films based on the works of Austen -- from the fairly faithful (Sense and Sensibility,

worked (Bridget Jones’s Diary, Clueless) -- the nation’s so-called Homeland Security meaonly sound reasons to create a movie based sures. Or... You get the picture. Crafting on Jane herself would be either to suggest a motion picture from a current televisome insights into what turned this country sion series that’s been around for nearly girl into one of the most acclaimed writers two decades is a dicey proposition, but The in the English language or to provide a comSimpsons Movie fills the larger dimensions prehensive overview of her life and times. of the theater screen quite nicely. Running But Becoming Jane prefers to take a more the length of four combined episodes, this narrow view, focusing on flick takes Homer’s one small period in her weekly display of idlife (and, based on historiiocy to a new level, cal records, a spotty one at as his bumbling disthat) and trumping up the respect for the endetails of her brief flirtavironment leads to CARMIKE 10 tion with a dashing rogue Springfield being 511 Stephenson Ave. • 353-8683 named Tom Lefroy, who blocked off from Rush Hour 3, Daddy Day Camp, would later become Lord the rest of the world Hot Rod, Bourne Ultimatum, High Justice of Ireland. As by a giant dome, Simpsons, No Reservations, a result, the Jane in this with the town’s deRatatouille film never feels real, ulstruction the ultimately coming across timate goal of the as fictional a creation as overzealous head of REGAL EISENHOWER Elizabeth Bennet or Elinor the Environmental 1100 Eisenhower Dr. • 352-3533 Dashwood or any other Protection Agency Stardust, Bratz, Underdog, Austen heroine. Still, (voiced by Albert Hairspray, Harry Potter, Chuck within its own self-conBrooks, billed in and Larry, Talk to Me tained chamber, Becoming the credits as “A. REGAL SAVANNAH 10 Jane is an agreeable period Brooks”). Knowing 1132 Shawnee St. • 927-7700 romp, missing the spark that Homer is the of the high-end Austen culprit, the town’s Rush Hour 3, Bourne Ultimatum, adaptations but firmly in residents soon Hot Rod, No Reservations, command of its own rocome a-calling with Simpsons, Ratatouille, Daddy Day mantic devices. Anne torches in hand Camp Hathaway, all-American and nooses hangin The Devil Wears Prada ing from nearby VICTORY SQUARE 9 and Brokeback Mountain, trees (baby Maggie’s 1901 E. Victory • 355-5000 adopts a British acrope has a little paccent (shades of Renee ifier attached). But Simpsons, Last Legion, Stardust, Zellweger tackling Bridget if there’s one area in Bourne Ultimatum, Superbad, Jones) and makes for which Hollywood Underdog, The Invasion, a lively Jane (even if, remains blissfully, Hairspray, Daddy Day Care, Rush physically, she more reeven blessedly, opHour 3 sembles Austen’s contemtimistic, it’s in the porary, Lady Caroline strength of the famWYNNSONG 11 Lamb). Meanwhile, James ily unit, and as long 1150 Shawnee St. • 920-1227 McAvoy (The Last King as Homer, Marge, of Scotland) brings the Bart, Lisa and Stardust, Underdog, Bratz, proper measure of rakMaggie stick toSkinwalkers, Who’s Your Caddy, I ish charm to the part of gether, they can lick Know Who Killed Me, Hairspray, Lefroy. It all goes down any and all odds. Chuck and Larry, Harry Potter, smoothly, and if the inTransformers, Rescue Dawn No complete portrait of Jane Austen sends even one person to the library to hunt down more info, Reservations so much the better. Movie-star wattage counts for a lot in No Reservations, and both Catherine Zeta-Jones and Aaron Eckhart burn brightly, both inThe Simpsons Movie dividually and in their shared scenes. She’s 1/2 Kate, a workaholic chef whose life gets upThe problem with a good comedy -- and turned when her sister’s fatal car crash leaves make no mistake, The Simpsons Movie is a her in charge of her precocious niece Zoe very good comedy -- is that it’s hard for even (Little Miss Sunshine’s Abigail Breslin). He’s the tightlipped among us not to want to rush Nick, a sous chef who takes a position under out and share many of the best gags with our Kate at a posh restaurant and quickly finds friends. But boy, are there some real winners himself drawn to this tempestuous woman in this animated feature, ones that will be who considers herself the finest chef in all appreciated by folks who can’t even distinof New York and physically confronts cusguish a Marge from a Maggie, or a Flanders tomers who dare complain about her dishes. from a Smithers, or an Itchy from a Scratchy. A frothy confection on the surface, No Take, for instance, a brilliant bit -- choreoReservations, based on the 2001 German graphed with all the precision of a Gene film Mostly Martha, spends a great deal of Kelly musical -- that finds Bart skateboardtime on the painful loss experienced by Zoe ing naked through the streets of Springfield. as she comes to grips with the death of her Or a Titanic parody involving a hot band. mother. Mostly, though, the movie func-

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bolstered by the crisp camerawork by Stuart Dryburgh (The Piano) and especially the richly textured music by Philip Glass, whose score is so grandiose and award-worthy that it occasionally threatens to overwhelm the small picture it’s serving.

Rescue Dawn1/2

With apologies to William Shakespeare, when acclaimed director Werner Herzog makes a movie, there generally isn’t a method to his madness; instead, there’s madness in his method, a go-for-broke intensity that has informed most of this German maverick’s pictures, from his classics Aguirre: The Wrath of God and Fitzcarraldo to his recent (and excellent) documentary Grizzly Man. That aggressive (insane?) edge is nowhere to be found in Rescue Dawn, a fairly conventional if technically accomplished drama inspired by a true story. Dieter Dengler (played by Christian Bale) is a gung-ho U.S. navy pilot who, early in this country’s involvement in the Vietnam War, is shot down over Laos and held in a makeshift POW camp along with two other Americans (Steve Zahn and Jeremy Davies, the latter basically revisiting his Solaris performance). Dieter couldn’t care less that no one has ever escaped from this prison, or that the jungle beyond the compound walls represents the real prison. There are no political allegories or points of view, no fancy special effects, and, except during a curiously flat conclusion, no displays of sentimental excess. This is simply a movie about a man at odds with his surroundings, and in that respect, it fits nicely into the Herzog oeuvre.

Hairspray 1/2

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 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 continued on page 36

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The third time’s the charm with The Bourne Ultimatum, the best in the series of films based on the popular novels by the late Robert Ludlum. While I appreciated the first two films’ efforts to bring the spy flick back to its gritty and less gadget-oriented roots, both felt as if they were constantly getting stuck in the same grooves, with repetitive action sequences, a squandering of great talent in throwaway roles, and a tight-lipped protagonist so one-note that viewer empathy was next to impossible. These problems haven’t all been rectified in Ultimatum, but they don’t nag as consistently as before. Matt Damon, suitably taciturn even though he’s still too young for the role, again stars as Jason Bourne, the former CIA assassin whose continuing bout of amnesia regarding his past perpetually keeps him searching for the truth, even as his agency handlers seek to have him terminated. Taking over villainous duties from Chris Cooper and Brian Cox is David Strathairn, cast as the latest government suit hoping to protect his own nefarious interests by taking out Bourne. The reactions of Strathairn’s character to constantly being outsmarted by Bourne are priceless and provide the film with its brief flashes of humor. And adding some much needed humanity to the proceedings are Joan Allen and Julia Stiles, returning to their roles as CIA operatives of different ranks. More ambiguous in previous installments, these characters are finally defined in terms of their motives and moral imperatives. Greengrass, returning to the series after taking time off to earn a Best Director Oscar nomination for United 93, tops himself with action set pieces that prove to be more exciting than those on display in his Supremacy or Identity. One of the lengthy chase scenes is especially impressive, and makes one wonder if Damon elected to forego a straight salary in order to be paid by the kilometer.


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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 Divine, who was simply, well, divine in Waters’ ‘88 screen version.

I Now Pronounce you Chuck and Larry

Adam Sandler comedies frequently offer sequences that qualify as case studies in homophobia, so here comes I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry to serve as the popular comedian’s mea culpa, his belated realization that, hey, gays are people, too. That’s a worthy sentiment, and there’s much in the screenplay by Barry Fanaro

(TV’s The Golden Girls) and the Oscar-winning team of Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor (Sideways) that examines that notion rather than just paying lip service to a PC attitude. In other words, there’s a good movie to be found in the premise of two firemen (Sandler and Kevin James) pretending to be life partners for financial purposes, but it’s repeatedly sabotaged by the desire to placate typical Sandler fans who, God forbid, wouldn’t want their boy to get too, you know, fruity on them. Thus, the movie opens with the promise of an open-mouth kiss between buxom twin sisters, peaks with the sight of Jessica Biel in a Catwoman outfit, and ends with the protagonists happily paired off in hetero unions. There are also the usual frat-boy gags involving flatulence, obesity and racial stereotypes (including an unrecognizable Rob Schneider as a Japanese minister), as well as the added treat of Dan Aykroyd (as the fire chief) discussing his prostate, his sole remaining testicle and his diapered grandmother.

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. 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 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 much-needed 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).

Ratatouille 1/2

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.

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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 Area Young Republicans Call Alexandra Tabarrok at 572-8528 or visit 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 or 748-7114. Savannah Republican Club Meets every second Tuesday of the month. Call 927-7170. .Skidaway Island Democrats Call Tom Oxnard at 598-4290 or send e-mail to Wipe Out Wireless Waste Keep Savannah Beautiful and the City of Savannah Community Planning and Development Department are sponsoring a wireless recycling program. Citizens are urged to drop off their used wireless phones at the Community Planning and Development office, 2203 Abercorn St. Participate or coordinate a drive in your neighborhood, church, school business and organization. For info, contact Nathaniel Glover at 651-6520.


AASU Masquers will hold auditions for three fall semester stage productions, Always....Patsy Cline, True West and The Big Kahuna. Combined auditions will be held Aug. 23 and 24 at 6 p.m. in Armstrong Atlantic’s Jenkins Hall Theater. Prepare one or two short monologues and be ready for cold readings. Women who want to audition for the singing role in Always should bring cassette or CD accompaniment. Call 927-5381 weekdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra will hold auditions Aug. 25 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the AASU Fine Arts Building. Auditions are open to young string players, woodwind, brass and percussionists and are by appointment only. Call Lorraine Jones at 236-2560. Cultural Arts Theatre will hold auditions for Bat Boy: The Musical on Aug. 20 and 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Black

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An Evening of Jazz for Adult Literacy Ben Tucker and Huxsie Scott will headline an evening of jazz Sunday, Sept. 9 from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront hotel to benefit the Adult and Community Education program at Royce Learning Center. Tickets are $50, which includes a wuie and cocktail buffet and silent auction. Call 354-4047 for reservations. Cooking for Charity Chefs Matt Cohen and Scott Gordon of the New South Cafe, 2601 Skidaway Rd., will host four fundraisers on the last Monday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Aug. 27, gourmet kosher food will be prepared and served (at the Jewish Educational Alliance) to benefit Rambam School. On Sept. 24, barbecue will be prepared and served to benefit Senior Citizens, Inc. On Oct. 29, stuffed quail will be prepared and served to benefit the USO. The cost is

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1 Billiards stroke 6 Word said by Scrooge 9 Metal in Montana’s state motto 14 “Gosh,” years ago 15 Columbus campus: abbr. 16 Two periods, essentially 17 Undersea killers 18 Backyard plaything 20 Really evil Bostonian expression? 22 Bridal component 23 Inst. 24 ___ circles 25 “___ Upon a Mattress” 26 Singer Lane 29 Rank above a viscount 31 People in a raid 35 Response with a ringing doorbell 39 Neutral party, traditionally 40 Lucy of “Kill Bill: Vol. 1” 41 “I’m outta here” 42 Former CIA director George 43 Ferrell’s “Anchorman” co-star 45 Door frame 47 Mideast gulf 48 Erykah in “Dave Chappelle’s Block Party” 51 Raccoon relative 54 Last page in the calendar: abbr. 57 It may get smashed 58 Extremely evil former McDonald’s sandwich? 61 It’s usually served with the skin 63 Phi Beta ___ 64 Futuristic artist H.R., whose art inspired many of 11-down’s villains 65 Bunch 66 Rob of “Silk Stalkings” 67 Month in Mexico 68 Rowing machine unit 69 Took the wrong way?


1 Persian proclamations 2 Dept. responsible for farm subsidies 3 Sweet stuff made in a lab 4 Black Hills locale: abbr. 5 To be: Lat. 6 Ex-South African Prime Minister P.W. 7 From Fuzhou, say 8 Gets a move on 9 IBM products 10 Really evil measure of current? 11 Film set aboard the Nostromo 12 Bar mixer 13 It may be right 19 Mode of “The Incredibles” 21 Civil War-era figure Scott 27 Really evil extreme sport participant? 28 Rhymes with rhymes 30 Agitated 31 Clock setting in Colo. 32 Wonder-full feeling? 33 Full of bells and whistles 34 Dryer sheet noise 36 Defend oneself before 37 Mr. ___ (baseball mascot) 38 Before, to a poet 44 What frat boys try to get 46 Doc-to-be’s hurdle 48 Trash boat 49 Skipped the restaurant 50 Viper maker 52 Method man, maybe 53 Apparel that leaves little to the imagination 55 Kick out 56 Quit 59 Somehow manages, with “out” 60 Make it to the end 62 Metal in Montana’s state motto

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Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Foundation Golf Tournament will be held Thursday, Aug. 16. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. with lunch at noon and a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. Call Irene Hansen at 201-2018. White Bluff UMC Cookbook The Eve Circle at White Bluff United Methodist Church has compiled Eve’s Tasty Temptations, with 497 recipes from the congregation, family and friends. It sells for $15 with profits benefitting the Wesley Community Center. Call 925-5924 or send $17 to Eve Circle c/o White Bluff United Methodist Church, 11911 White Bluff Rd., Savannah, 31419.

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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 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@ Home and Heart Warming Program The United Way of the Coastal Empire is taking applications for this Atlanta Gas Light Co. program. United Way was given a grant to be used to help low-income homeowners with free repair or replacement of gas appliances, such as hot water heaters, furnaces, space heaters and stoves. Qualified customers also can apply for free weatherization of their homes. The program is open to residents of Chatham, Bryan, Effingham, Liberty and Glynn counties. Call 651-7730. 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 www.missgeorgiausa. com or call Janet Parkes at 913-642-8989. PURE Community Photo Cooperative 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 20 x 24 outside frame dimension 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 Monday, Aug. 27. Visit http:// purephoto or contact Kathleen Thomas at Second Annual 10 Best Bosses The International Center for Leadership and Coaching is sponsoring this contest to recognize inspirational and motivational bosses and leaders. The deadline for nominations is Sept. 12. 236-3660 or centercoordinator@


700 Kitchen Cooking School will offer hands-on educational/entertaining cooking classes at the Mansion on Forsyth Park, 700 Drayton St. Upcoming classes are: Searing & Sauteeing, Aug. 23 from 2-5 p.m., $75; Low Country Cuisine, Aug. 23 from 7-10 p.m., $75; French Bistro, Aug. 24 from 2-5 p.m., $90; Summer Salad Social, Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., $90; Flavor Dynamics, Aug. 25 from 3-6 p.m., $90; and Less Fattenin’ Latin, Aug. 29 from 2-5 p.m., $75. Call 2385158 or visit AARP Senior Drivers Safety Program Classes will be held: Sept. 6 and 7 from 1-5 p.m. at The Marshes at Skidaway, call Chuck at 598-1011; Sept. 18 and 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Smart Senior at Candler, call 3524405; and Sept. 13 and 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Generation One, call 350-7587; Oct. 11 and 12 from 1-5 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, Call Chuck at 598-1011; Nov. 8 and 9 from 1-5 p.m., call Church at 598-1011. Instructors are needed to teach this program in Chatham, Bryan and Effingham counties. For information, call Chuck at 598-1011. Beading Classes Learn jewelry-making techniques at Bead Dreamer Studio, 407A E. Montgomery Cross Rd. Call 920-6659. 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. Conversational Spanish Do you want to practice your Spanish? Come to the mesa de espanol the second Thursday and last Friday of the month at 4:30 p.m. at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. For information, send e-mail to cafecontigo@gmail. com. 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 6514248 or visit 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 www. Highest Praise School of the Arts of Overcoming by Faith is offering vocal, piano and dance classes that are open to anyone from Pre-K to adult. Visit or call 927-8601. Housing Authority of Savannah Classes Free classes will be offered at the Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St. Some classes are on-going.

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| Happenings opportunities in the food service industry, including food preparation, food safety and sanitation training, customer service training and job search and placement assistance. Assessments will be held Thursday, Aug. 9 at 2 p.m. at the J.C. Lewis Chapel of Union Mission, Inc., 125 Fahm St. Call Jennifer Lucas at 234-0525. Tybee Island Marine Science Center offers hands-on classes for students of all ages from pre-kindergarten through adults. Classes include microscope labs, squid dissection, guided beach walks and tours of the Science Center. Call 786-5917 or visit www. Volunteer 101 A 30-minute course that covers issues to help volunteers get started is held the first and third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. The first Thursday, the class is at Savannah State University, and the third Thursday, at United Way, 428 Bull St. Register by calling Summer at 651-7725 or visit www. Workshop for Aspiring Thespians Nika Hinton will lead a free scene workshop in monthly sessions 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. Writing Successful Grant Applications The Georgia Center for Nonprofits is offering Developing Outcome-Based Performance Measures for Grant-Funded Programs on Aug. 16 from 1:30-4:30 at the United Way, 428 Bull St. The fee is $45 for GCN members and $55 for nonmembers. Register online at NonprofitUniversity/Catalog/asps or call 234-9688.

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. 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, e-mail N303WR@, or call Capt. Jim Phillips at 4124410. Clean Coast meets monthly on the first Monday at the Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Check for 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 resources into healthcare, education and other life-affirming activities. Meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Queenies To Go Go, 1611 Habersham St. Contact mimi.thegoddessfactory@gmail. com or visit eWomen Network of Savannah will host an “accelerated networking” dinner Thursday, Aug. 23 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn Savannah, 5711 Abercorn St. The cost is $45 for nonmembers and $35 for members. Call 9272838. English Style Table Soccer Savannah Subbuteo Club. Call 667-7204 or visit Geechee Sailing Club meets the second Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Tubby’s Tank House, 2909 River Dr. in Thunderbolt. Open to all interested in boating and related activities. Call 234-1903 or visit Girl Scout Sampler All girls are invited to try out the activities that Girl Scouts are involved in on a regular basis on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 3-4 p.m. at the Live Oak Public Library, Oglethorpe Mall branch. Each activity lasts an hour and is free. All girls must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian. Contact Abigail continued on page 40


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,

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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. National Cathedral Flower Guild Seminar St. Paul the Apostle Episcopal church will sponsor this seminar on Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon at the church, located at 34th and Abercorn streets. Learn how to prepare, arrange and display flowers for use in liturgy. Flower-related raffle items and door prizes will be given. The cost is $40, which includes a light lunch. Proceeds will benefit the church’s Capital Campaign. Tickets are available online at www.stpaulsavannah. org, or mail a check payable to “St. Paul’s” and noting “Flower Seminar” and send it to St. Paul’s., Attn: B. King, 1802 Abercorn St. Savannah, 31401. Call Brandi King at 2725946 or email 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 Learning Center Spanish Classes The center is at 7160 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Call 272-4579 or 308-3561. e-mail or visit Free folklore classes also are offered on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Starfish Cafe Culinary Arts Training Program This 12-week full-time program is designed to provide work training and employment


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Miles at or 2361571. Historic Savannah Chapter of ABWA meets the second Thursday of every month from 5-7:30 p.m. at Tubby’s Restaurant. The cost is the price of the meal. Call 6608257 for reservations.Historic Victorian Neighborhood Association meets the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion, Post 135, 1108 Bull St. between Park Avenue and Duffy Street. Call 236-8546. Low Country Turners This is a club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Call Hank Weisman at 786-6953. Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary meets the first Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. at American Legion Post 184 in Thunderbolt. Call 786-4508. Millionaire Women’s Club will host a program Money and Your Millionaire Virtues by Trillion Caston on Thursday, Aug. 16 at 6:45 a.m. at The Mulberry Inn. The cost of the breakfast meeting is $25 for guests and free for members. Masterminding will follow the speaker. Call 441-6653 or email valerie@

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Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) Meet new friends and enjoy a welcome break. Hear guest speakers on topics relevant to mothering, along with discussion time, creative activities and more, because mothering matters. Call for the location, date and time of the next meeting. MOPS is for all mothers with children from birth to kindergarten. Child care is provided. Visit or call 898-4344. No Kidding! is the area’s first social club for single and married adults who do not have children. Meet other non-parents at events and activities. For information on No Kidding! visit or send e-mail to Philosophy Reading Group This group will focus on various philosophical themes and texts, culminating in facilitated discussions with an open exchange of ideas within a community of inquiry. Meeting locations will change to reflect the current issue. Contact Kristina at 407-443-1571 or PURE: Photographers Using Real Elements Join with other photographers and artists to celebrate the authentic photography processes of black and white film and paper development using chemicals in a

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): “Dear Rob: Have your apprentices been composing your column lately? Or have you outsourced the writing to Vedic fortune-tellers in Calcutta? The horoscopes just don’t sound like you. They’re, I don’t know, goofier or something. Have you been smoking more dope than usual? - Lonely for the Old Rob.” Dear Lonely: I always write every horoscope, and I never take drugs. In fact, I think it’s YOU that have changed. Many of you Aries have been so deeply immersed in mutation lately that you don’t realize how much you’ve mutated. You assume everyone around you is different only because you don’t know how different you’ve become. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): “I am in continuous pursuit of the color red,” says artist Andy Goldsworthy, whose specialty is creating large outdoor sculptures made of natural objects. “As I approach the source of the color red, the more I understand it.” That’s why he’s so fond of red rocks, whose hue comes from iron, the same element that makes our blood red. Your next assignment, Taurus, is to develop a more intimate and expansive relationship with red. Color therapists say that it inspires vigor, zeal, determination, and primordial longing. But don’t just let the experts define your connection with red. Find your own meanings, too. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): In his poem “The Two Trees,” William Butler Yeats says that one tree is holy and grows within the heart. Its branches and trembling flowers thrive on joy. The changing colors of its fruit please the stars, and its leaves give the waves their melody. The second tree has broken boughs and blackened leaves, and is full of “the ravens of unresting thought.” I bring this to your attention, Gemini, because in the coming week it really is up to you and your free will which of these two trees you spend most of your time with. The astrological configurations have nothing to say on that matter.

darkroom. Help in the creation and promotion of Savannah’s first cooperative darkroom space to enhance the lives of working photographers and introduce the community to the magic of all classic photo chemical processes. Contact for next meeting time. Contact Kathleen Thomas at PURE is seeking entrants for a group exhibition. 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. Rogue Phoenix Sci-Fi Fantasy Club Members of Starfleet International and The Klingon Assault Group meet twice a month, on the first Sunday at 4 pm. at Books-AMillion and the third Tuesday at Chen’s Chinese Restaurant at 20 E. Derenne Ave. at 7:30 p.m. Call 692-0382, email kasak@ or visit Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Taste of Tybee Business Connection on Thursday, Aug. 19 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Tybee Pier and Pavilion. The cost is $5 for chamber members and $15 for member guests. Contact Susan Smith at or 644-6434.

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

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CANCER (June 21-July 22): If you cooperate with the cosmic rhythms in the coming weeks, they will stimulate some interesting changes in the way your brain works. Here are a few of the developments you can expect: a five-point rise in your IQ; a boost in your ability to solve puzzles; a growing knack for heading off bad moods before they even erupt; a sixth sense for distinguishing between what people say they’re doing and what they’re actually doing; and a dramatic improvement in your ability to know what you don’t want. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Leo writer J.K. Rowling is the second-richest woman entertainer in the world because of her seven best-selling novels about Harry Potter. It wasn’t easy for her in the beginning, however. Her first book in the series was rejected by eight publishers before Bloomsbury decided to risk it. I nominate Rowling to be your inspirational role model for the rest of 2007, Leo. According to my analysis of the omens, you should be working (and playing) hard to produce an enduring creation that may take a while to make its mark. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Jaeyana Beuraheng, a mother of eight, decided to travel from her small village in southern Thailand to Malaysia for a day-long shopping trip. But she accidentally boarded the wrong bus, transferred to another wrong bus, and ended up in a distant city where everyone spoke a language she didn’t understand. Her money ran out, and she started begging in the streets. Accused of being an illegal immigrant, she was given shelter in a social services hostel. Years went by. Finally three people from her village visited the hostel by chance, and she was able to communicate in her native tongue. Through their assistance, she went home. The moral of the story, as far as you’re concerned, is this: Whatever wrong turn you made, and however long ago it was, you’re ready to go back home.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): If you don’t want to peter out with a whimper in September, you should exit with a bang as soon as possible. In another couple of weeks, you’ll have to answer to fate, whereas right now fate still has to answer to you. So pull out your calendar and schedule splashy goodbyes, last laughs, and colorful climaxes that leave no room for misinterpretation. Give going-away gifts to part-time nemeses so that they can’t possibly go away mad. And make sure that the Day of Reckoning happens on your home turf. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Physicist John Cramer has made progress in his research into the feasibility of time travel. But he can’t take his work to its next phase without an infusion of $20,000. You might want to consider donating, Scorpio. If you did, and he managed to perfect time travel in his future experiments, you’d no doubt be high on the priority list to use the new technology. And that means you could go back and correct for the wrong turn you made in April, which I’d really like to see you do. If you don’t have the inclination to contribute to Cramer’s research, at least try this alternative: Go to each person affected by your deviation and make a thoughtful attempt at atonement and correction. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): To avoid getting set in my ways, I have a policy of changing my religion regularly. I’ve tried every variation of all the biggies, but in recent years I’ve preferred creating my own. In July my chosen faith was the First Church of the Last Chance. This month it’s the Tempestuous Temple of Babbling Benevolence. Given that your personal spiritual tradition is a little worn around the edges, Sagittarius, you might consider a similar approach. It’s time to experiment! Whatever fresh religion you invent, I hereby name you the Chief Rabbi, High Pope, and Dalai Lama of it. (P.S. Want to borrow two of my current commandments? 1. Thou shalt serve humanity while having lot of fun. 2. Thou shalt find the hot spot in your soul where your deepest longing and wisest compassion overlap.)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Welcome to the Season of Temporary Insanity, Capricorn. According to my analysis of the omens, your imminent immersion in lunacy, delirium, and freakiness won’t hurt a bit -- and may even stir up exotic varieties of pleasure and amusement. For best results, keep the following advice bubbling and frothing in the back of your mind. (1) “Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things.” - Edgar Degas. (2) “Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.” – Rumi, translated by Coleman Barks. (3) “All of us are crazy good in one way or another.” - Yiddish saying. (4) “You are either losing your mind -- or gaining your soul.” - Julia Cameron. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Are you unsure about whether you should leap into a lasting bond with a certain numinous creature you’ve been fooling around with? If so, you might be interested in obtaining a Sacred Certificate of Short Duration Marriage. It’s available at This convenient license can provide you with the security of knowing that your commitment doesn’t have to be forever. Maybe that will free you to hurl yourself headlong into the experience. It’s just a suggestion, Aquarius. Do you have any other areas in your life where you’d like to achieve maximum combustion while maintaining a sense of safety and security? PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Mahatma Gandhi called his autobiography *The Story of My Experiments with Truth.* I suggest that you give the same title to the next chapter of your own epic quest. From an astrological perspective, it’s an excellent time to make the experimental pursuit of truth your top priority and greatest joy. The best way to launch the process is to exuberantly suspend all of your fixed ideas about the way the world works. Be a cheerful skeptic who loves evocative questions. Be an innocent and curious explorer who thrives on getting your mind blown by unexpected insights.

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| Happenings 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. Telfair Academy Guild will meet Monday, Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. at the Telfair Academy, 207 W. York St. The program will be Lest We Forget, by photographer Margaret Brennan, formerly of New York City. She organized a journal from pre-9/11 to the plans for the future. New members are welcome. Call 598-4999. 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 An AfterHours networking social is held every third Thursday of the month. Visit, sign up for the e-newsletter

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Adult Ballet Classes at Islands Dance Academy, 115 Charlotte Dr, Whitemarsh Island near Publix shopping center. Adult ballet, modern and 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. Argentine Tango Practice and Lesson Learn the dance while having fun Sundays from 1:30-3:30 at the Doris Martine Dance Studio, 7360 Skidaway Rd. $2 per person. Call 925-7416. Ballroom Dance Party will be held Saturday, Aug. 18 at the Islands Community Center, 160 Whitemarsh Island Rd. A Cha Cha lesson will be held at 7 p.m. and the social dance is from 8-10:30 p.m. The cost is $10. Beginners and singles are welcome. Call 961-9960 or 655-4985. Breffni Academy of Irish Dance has opened a location in Richmond Hill and is accepting students. The academy is

located at Life Moves Dance Studio, 10747 Ford Ave. For information, call Michael or Nicola O’Hara at 305-756-8243 or send email to Visit Flamenco Enthusiasts Dance or learn flamenco in Savannah with the Flamenco Cooperative. Meetings are held on Saturdays from 1 to 2:30 or 3 p.m. at the Maxine Patterson School of Dance. Any level welcome. If you would like to dance, accompany or sing, contact Laura Chason at Hoedown and Low Country Boil The American Legion Post 36 on Victory Drive in Thunderbolt will host a hoe down and Low Country boil on Saturday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 the day of the show. Call 351-9033 or Melissa at 441-0030. 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. Master Class with Sayat Asatryan and Olga Tchekakova, formerly of the Bolshoi Ballet, will be held Aug. 17 at the STUDIO, 2805b Roger Lacey Ave. Children’s class for ages 7-9 will be held 4-5 p.m. and will cost $20 and the intermediate-advanced class will be from 5-7 p.m. at a cost of $30. Call 695-9149 to register. Mommy and Me Dance Class Little dancers ages 18 months to 3 years get an introduction to dance and creative

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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 Navy League will hold a dinner meeting Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 6 p.m. in the Hunter Club on Hunter Army Air Field. The guest speaker is Capt. Bernard L. Jackson, who served as commanding officer of the USS McFaul, which was commissioned in Savannah around 1997-98. Currently assigned to the Pentagon, Jackson is on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations. Guests are welcome, and should contact Gary Johnson at 6447220 or Jim Keller at 598-0940. 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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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 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 Adult Beginner Ballet Class is being offered. The STUDIO also is accepting new students 5 and up for the new season. Contact Veronica at 695-9149. The STUDIO is located at 2805 Roger Lacey Ave. just off the intersection of Skidaway and Victory. Call Veronica at 695-9149 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.


A balanced life Student massage is offered at the Savannah School of Massage Therapy, Inc. Cost ranges from $30 to $40 for a one-hour massage and sessions are instructor supervised. Call 355-3011 for an appointment. The school is located at 6413B Waters Ave. www.ssomt. com. Cardiorespiratory Endurence Training will be offered by Chatham County Park Services for persons 18 and up at Tom Triplett Park on Tuesdays from 5:306:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 8-9 a.m. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and will be required to sign a waiver form before participating. All classes are free. Call 652-6780 or 965-9629. Center for Wellbeing Hatha Yoga classes are offered Monday and Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Suite 203 of the Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. Cost is $30 for four sessions or $50 for 8 sessions. 819-6463. Dog Yoga The Yoga Room will hold a dog yoga class every first Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. at Forsyth Park. The cost is a $10 donation, with all donations given to Save-A-Life. Bring a mat or blanket and a sense of humor. Yoga for dogs is a fun way to relax and bond with your four-legged pet. Great

for all levels and all sizes. 898-0361 or www. Energy Share every first and third Friday of the month at a new integrated healing center located at 72nd and Sanders streets. Call Kylene at 713-3879. Ladies Living Smart fitness club provides nutritional education and exercise to encourage lifestyle changes at the St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. at 5:30 p.m. Call 447-6605. Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mommy and Baby Yoga Classes are held Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Savannah Yoga Center, 25 E. 40th St. Infants must be 6 weeks to 6 months, pre-crawling. The cost is $13 per class. Multi-class discounts are available. The instructor is Betsy Boyd Strong. Walk-ins are welcome. Call 441-6653 or visit www. Moms in Motion A pre and post-natal exercise program is offered by St. Joseph’s/Candler Center for WellBeing. The cost is $30 per month. Call 819-6463. National Gymnastics Day Whitemarsh Island YMCA will host a free gymnastics open house on Saturday, Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Appropriate for children 2 and up. Outdoor Fitness Boot Camp All fitness levels welcome. M, W, Th, F at 6 a.m. at Forsyth Park. Meet at the statue on Park Avenue. Also meets at 7:30 a.m. at Daffin Park at the circle near the playground. $150 for unlimited classes, $15 for a single class. To register, call Jennifer at 224-0406 or visit Pilates Classes are offered at the St. Joseph’s/Candler Center for WellBeing, Suite 203 of the Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. Four sessions are $30, eight sessions are $50. Pre-register by calling 819-6463. 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. Sunrise Boot Camp at Tybee Island will be held Monday through Friday from 6-7 a.m. Park in the North Beach parking lot and go over the first crossover. Bring a mat. Conducted by Paul Butrym, certified personal trainer and ex-Marine. Three days of strength training and two days of cardio each week. The cost is $10 per class, $40 for the week or $75 for a fourweek session. Call 604-0611 or email pbutrym@

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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 to the North Beach parking lot, 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 p.m. Saturday: Yoga Flow Level I from 1011:15 a.m., Power Yoga from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Sunday: Vinyasa all levels from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Drop-ins welcome. Single class $12, 8-class package for $75 and 15-class package for $120. For location and class schedule, visit or call 898-0361. Yoga Teacher Training Institute A 200-hour Basic Yoga Teacher Training program is offered at Savannah Yoga Center. It meets Yoga Alliance standards, and graduates will receive a certificate and be eligible for certification by the alliance. The cost for the entire course is $1,500. Call 441-6653 or visit Yogalates Classes are offered by St. Joseph’s/Candler Center for WellBeing on Thursdays from 5:45-6:45 p.m. in Suite 203 of the Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. The cost is $30 for four sessions or $50 for eight sessions. Call 819-6463.

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First City Network Board Meeting Meets the first Monday at 6:30 p.m. at FCN’s office, 307 E. Harris St., 2nd floor. 236-CITY or 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.


Alleviating Arthritis Pain Eric Bull, orthopedic physical therapist and president of Spine & Sport, will present this topic Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 2 p.m. at Senior Citizens, Inc., 3025 Bull St. Free and open to ages 55 and over. Registration is required. Call 236-0363. Better Breathers of Savannah meets to discuss and share information on C.O.P.D. and how people live with the disease. For info, call Dicky at 665-4488 or 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. The Dangers of Heat Stress Learn about signs and symptoms of heat stress (heat stroke, heat rash, heat exhaustion, etc.m) and what you can do to stay safe. The program will be presented by Cristina Gibson, Coastal Health District, on Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 10 a.m. at Senior Citizens Inc., 3025 Bull St. Free and open to ages 55 and up. Registration is required. Call 236-0363. Dual Recovery Anonymous This 12-step program addresses all addictions and mental health recovery. Persons who are recovering from an addiction and a mental health problem can send e-mail to for information.

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Breakfast Book Club will be held every third Wednesday of the month from 9-10:30 a.m. at The Wisdom Center at the International Center for Leadership and Coaching. $25 per month, breakfast included. Call Aimee at 236-3660. Circle of Sister/Brotherhood Book Club meets the last Sunday at 4 p.m. at the center, 1910 Abercorn St. 447-6605. Georgia Author Meranda to Sign Books Meranda, the author of Iris: The Legend That Time Forgot, a fantasy/adventure novel about a young girl who avenges the deaths of her parents with the help of fairies and wizards, will sign books Aug. 25 and Dec. 1 from 3-6 p.m. at Barnes & Noble. Sensational Minds An African-American book store at 129 E. Montgomery Cross Rd. in the Oakhurst Shopping Plaza that carries books in 22 different categories.


5th Annual Coastal Plain Meander The Savannah Riverkeeper will present a four-day expedition down the Savannah River. On Oct. 5, the boat will depart from Augusta and arrive on River Street in Savannah on Oct. 8. All packages include meals, ground transportation, and either camping or cabin accommodations. Prices range from $225 to $700. Contact Frank Carl at 706-364-5253, or Tonya Bonitatibus at 706-755-4839 or Adopt-A-Highway will be held Aug. 18 at 9 a.m. at the Tybee sign. The project involves cleaning up trash on U.S. 80 from Lazaretto Creek to Campbell Avenue and is being organized by the Tybee Beautification Association. Dolphin Project of Georgia Boat owners, photographers and other volunteers are needed to help conduct scientific research which will take place one weekend during the months of January, April, July and October. Must be at least 18 years old. Call 232-6572 or visit www. Tybee Island Marine Science Center The exhibits and aquariums are home to more than 100 species of fish, reptiles, amphibians, corals and other interesting

sea creatures. Beach Discovery Walks are offered Fridays and Saturdays at 2 p.m. Call 786-5917. Admission $4 for adults and $3 children 3-16. Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m., except Tuesdays when it’s open 9 a.m.noon.

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Dog Yoga The Yoga Room will hold a dog yoga class every first Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. at Forsyth Park. The cost is a $10 donation, with all donations given to Save-A-Life. Bring a mat or blanket and a sense of humor. Yoga for dogs is a fun way to relax and bond with your four-legged pet. Great for all levels and all sizes. 898-0361 or www. Low-cost Spay Neuter Clinic with free transport. Vaccines are available. Service is provided 11 counties in Georgia, including Chatham and Effingham, and South Carolina. Call the Spay/Neuter Alliance and Clinic at 843-645-2500 or visit Recycle, Reduce and Reuse for Coastal Pet Rescue Coastal Pet Rescue is asking area businesses to collect ink and toner cartridges at their offices. This fund-raiser will help with regular vet care for rescued pets. Contact Becky at 351-4151 or to arrange for cartridge pickup. St. Almo Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks are held Sundays (weather permitting). Meet at 6 p.m. at Canine Palace, 618 Abercorn St. Time changes with season. Call for time change at 234-3336. Savannah Kennel Club The club meets monthly on the fourth Monday at 7 p.m. from September through May at Fire Mountain restaurant on Stephenson Avenue. Those who wish to eat before the meeting are encouraged to come earlier. Call 656-2410 or visit 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. Contact Mike or Melinda at kennedy.mike@ w

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349 TATTNALL STREET Beautifully restored 3-story historic home, c. 1844. 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath. Corner lot. Garden level apartment. Original hardwood floors, 6 FP, , deck w/hot tub. Private courtyard. 2.5% commission, $599,000.


SAVANNAH DIGITAL COMMUNIConnect Savannah CATIONS, INC. seeks an Art DirecClassifieds tor to direct and conceptualize multimedia graphic projects. Min. Req. master ’s degree in Call 721-4350 or go to computer art, or closely-related field, plus six (6) months of rience in same or multimedia to place your ad today. graphic design. Please send cover letter and resume to: James W. Home for Rent Dewberry at 9 Posey St., Savan- Remodeled brick home close to nah, GA 31406. Rincon. 1450 SQ FT, Large lot in quiet neighborhood. Tile, Corian 635 Marble, many upgrades. 3BR 2BA, immaculate condition. A Skills/Trade must see. All appliances stay. $149K OBO. 843-247-2409 NATIONAL TIMBER Bridge Company needs SKILLED CARPENTERS & LABORERS building heavy timber bridges. HOUSE FOR SALE: 1507 East 48 weeks/yr. at various sites Ott Street - 3BR/2BA, LR, DR, around the country. Great pay & breakfast room, laundry room, benefits with promotion opporcentral heat/air. Asking $155,000. tunities. Paid travel & travel time. Agent/Broker Protected. 2.4% VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE commission. Call 912-596-4954 REQUIRED. Call: 800-409-8070. for appt. *Available Soon: 45 Travis St., 3BR & Have Connect Savannah 1015 E. 32nd St., 2BR.


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MACELWEE’S RESTAURANT On Tybee Island now hiring Experienced Saute/Fry Cooks, Servers, Dishwashers & PT Bartenders. Excellent pay! Call 912-786-8888 for an appointment or apply in person between 3pm-6pm.


TYBEE ISLAND: 116 Lewis Ave.

Single family, 3BD, 2BA, for sale by owner! Professionally designed and heavily influenced by the Arts and Crafts Movement and the designs of Frank Lloyd Wright. Open floor plan--approx. 1750 sq. feet. .4 acre on marsh. Beautiful gardens and koi pond. Short walk to beach. $497,000. #08112. 912-398-9807


Land/Lots for Sale WATERFRONT BARGAINS! LAKE VIEW only $24,900 LAKEFRONT from $89,900 40 Minutes from Augusta. Excellent financing available. Sales office open daily. Call for directions! 1-877-426-2326 x2734


Homes for Rent 3BD FORECLOSURE $203/mo! 4BD/2BA $215/mo! 5% down, 20 yrs @ 8% APR! Listings: 800-536-8517 xT275.


All new 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, w/CH&A, eat-in Kitchen, and spacious layout! Available now! HUD HOMES! 4BD $238/mo! 3BD $1,500. Contact Elaine Berk, $200/mo! 5% down, 20yrs. @ 8% #912-308-4512. APR! Listings: 800-536-8517 AT TR AC TIVE 3 BEDR OOM, 1 xT310. BATH house. E. 52nd St. Sunroom, garage, fenced backyard, Owner Financing $1,000/month. Lease + deposit Possible require. 706-210-9746. New 3bd, 2bath home in Claxton. $5000 Down Payment Condo Style Unit Required. 127 Edgewater Rd. 2 bedroom, Call 912-739-8595. 2 bath condo style unit w/ WD conn, private porch in rear. $825/mo & $500 dep. Contact:912-354-4011

SINGLE FAMILY HOME: 1303 E. 38th St. Traditional style, 1106sqft. 2BR/1BA, LR, separate DR, vinyl hardwood finished floors, ceiling fans, pull-down attic, front porch, uncovered patio, off-street parking, garage w/stor815 age area, central heat/air, cable Homes for Sale access, appliances included, washer/dr yer connections. House in excellent condition. BEAUTIFUL RANCH HOME $99,900. Call 912-236-1786 or Jesup, Ga. 2300 sq.ft., 5 acre lot, 912-228-0815. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, great room, central AC, large kitchen area, SOUTH EFFINGHAM Schools! 224 additional storage/multipurpose Lemans Drive, Bloomingdale. house; dog pen area, corner lot, 1600 sq.ft., 3BR/2BA, bonus great neighborhood, excellent room, screened porch, huge school system! $225,000. Call fenced yard! Price reduced! 912-330-9567 or 912-228-1243. 912-293-7087.


Townhomes/Condos for Rent

Real Estate Rentals Wilmington Island. 4 Bedroom 2 bath w/ double garage, fully equipped kitchen, and large fenced-in back y a r d . $ 1 3 2 5 / m o & $ 7 5 0 s e c d e p.


Prep Cooks, Dishwashers, Servers, Deckhands, Bartenders! F/T and P/T positions available. Vi s i t w w w. s a v a n n a h r i v e r for more details! Apply in person at 101 Riverview Drive. Savannah, GA 31404.

Homes for Rent

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STOP RENTING!! Gov’t & Bank Foreclosures! $0 to Low Down! No Credit OK! Call Now! 1-800-881-7410. Townhome For Rent I-95 & 204 area. New 3 bedroom 2 bath duplex townhome w/ large yard, single car garage, fully equipped kitchen, & WD conn. $1250/mo and $750 deposit. contact:912-354-4011

Townhomes/Condos for Rent

HUD HOMES! 4BD $238/mo! 3BD $200/mo! 5% down, 20yrs. @ 8% APR! Listings: 800-536-8517 xT310.

1 9 9 8 TOYOTA CO R O L L A L E , 4-door Sedan. Maroon, 8/4/07 mileage: 147,911 miles, w/airbags, 35-38 mpg. Runs well, $3200. Call 912-598-1060.


3/2.5 RINCON 6007 Towne Park, Townhome, 2-story, garage, W/D connections, pool, playground. Includes mowing! $975/mo++. Pets negotiable. Credit & References Chk. 912-655-6117 Tybee Beachside Fully Furnished Apt. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, washer/dryer, no pets. Available Sept. - May. $950/mo plus electricity. #7 on 12th Street. Call:912-927-9395

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SUVs 1997 RED GMC Suburban SLT

V8, Good condition, well maintained, new brakes, new tires, 3rd row bench seat (removable), Apartments for Rent l e a t h e r , t o w p a c k a g e , AM/FM/CD/Cassette, 190K miles. Has been a great car! $5200. Call HUD HOMES! 4BD $238/mo! 3BD 912-655-2410. $200/mo! 5% down, 20yrs. @ 8% APR! Listings: 800-536-8517 2004 GMC ENVOY XUV SLT 40k miles, excellent condition! xT310. Roof slides back for truck use, VICTORIAN DISTRICT drop-down tailgate, OnStar, all Very large 1 bedroom apartp o w e r, t o w i n g p a c k a g e . ment next to Forsyth Park! $18,990. Selling because we Washer/dr yer, hardwood need more room! Please call floors, water included! 912-658-6400 for more info - can $700/month. Call e-mail pics! 912-233-5246, leave message.


Room for Rent 23 EAST 37th Street at Drayton. A private, nicely furnished large room w/bath adjoining. Windows on 3 sides. TV, phone, internet, cable. All utilities, washer/dryer. $160/weekly, $576/monthly. Call 7 days at 912-231-9464.

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LARGE HOME NEAR RIVER ON TYBEE ISLAND has room for rent! Washer/dr yer. Female, nonsmoker. No pets, no drugs. $800/month. 912-441-8272. Room for Rent Newly furnished and painted room for rent. Includes: 1/2 bath, tv, refrigerator,microwave, cable, internet, and utilities. $160/wk or $576/mo. contact:912-231-9464

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COMFORTABLE ROOMS in Downtown Savannah. Cable, Washer/Dryer, Hi-Speed Internet, Secure Parking, Furnished/Unfurnished. Short/Long term, $150-$175/week (+$100 deposit). Call 912-659-7168 or visit:

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Condo Style Unit for Rent 1301 E. 66th ST Condo style 2 BR 2 BA unit w/ WD conn, fully equipped kitche n , p r i v a t e p o r c h a t r e a r. $795/mo and $500 sec dep. Contact: 912-354-4011


4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, huge yard. 2100 sq.ft. Crown molding, vaulted ceilings, and more. 770-506-0425 or 912-572-1081.


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FOR RENT: 724 E. 36th St. Newly renovated 2 bedroom, 1 bath house with sunporch for bonus room. New appliances, new central heat/air! Pets OK! $800/month. Call 912-257-5596.



Ask About Opportunity for Deep Water Dock Use D E E P WAT E R D O C K : N e w Home - 5 Rio Road: 3BR, 2BA, home w/wrap-around porch. Near malls, hospitals & downtown. Island Living, Marsh view & Island Breeze, Public boat ramp 1 block away. www.savannahsbest 29 Pointer Place: Brick Townhome conveniently located on S a v a n n a h ’s S o u t h s i d e . 2BR/1.5BA, close to Savannah Mall & on bus line. www.savannahsbest Forest River: Deep water, dock and furnished efficiency apt. Breathless sunsets. 1 block to Sav’h Mall. Includes all utilities (except cable & phone). Available June 1st $850/month. www.savannahsbest 1011 Mohawk: 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Apartment. $725/month. www.savannahsbest Mobile Home: 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath. $450/month.


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