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Volume 6, No. 51, September 12th, 2007 On the cover: Photo illustration by Craig Cameron

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Editor’s Note The ol’ college try 7 Feedback Your letters 8 Community Savannah Peace Festival 32 Blotter From SPD reports 33 News of the Weird Chuck Shepherd’s latest 34 Earthweek The week on your planet 6

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Thursday, Sept. 13 Evening Lecture: Marcus Kenney

What: Artist Marcus Kenney will provide an overview of his work with a focus on images in the exhibition “Marcus Kenney: Topics in American History.” When: Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. Where: Jepson Center for the Arts’ Neises Auditorium. Cost: Free with museum admission and for musuem members.

Savannah Actor’s Theatre’s Pvt. Wars continues

What: This dark comedy by James McLure is about three Vietnam veterans. It is directed by guest director Sgt. Matthew Charles, a Marine who recently served a tour in Iraq. When: Sept. 13, 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. Where: Savannah Actor’s Theatre, 703D Louisville Rd. Cost: $10. Info: For tickets, call 525-5050. For questions or directions, call 232-6080 or mail@savannahactorstheatre.org.

What: Show-stopping hit songs, classic dance routines and comic recreations of some of the most beloved moments in Broadway history. When: Sept. 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28 and 29 at 8 p.m. and Sept. 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30 at 3 p.m. Where: 222 Bull St. Cost: Adults $33 and 17 and under $16. Info: 233-7764.

Friday, Sept. 14 Daffin Days Lunchtime Talk

What: Author and historian Polly Powers Stramm will be the guest speaker. When: Sept. 14 at 11:30 a.m. Where: Candler Hospital Marsh Auditorium, 5353 Reynolds St. Cost: Free and open to the public Info: 819-7786.

Banjo/Akonting Weekend

What: Musician Bob Zentz will present two concerts. The first will feature maritime and folk music, and the second will cover banjo history. When: Sept. 14 and 15 at 7 p.m. Where: Ships of the Sea Museum. Cost: $8 for each concert. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Info: Call Tony Pizzo at 232-1511.

Savannah Sinfonietta presents Masterworks I

What: Arnold’s Sinfonietta No. 1, Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor and Brahms’ Serenade No. 1 in D Major will be performed. When: Sept. 14 at the Plantation Club on Skidaway Island and Sept. 15 at the Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church on Abercorn St. Both concerts are at 8 p.m. Dinner will be available at the Plantation Club prior to the concert there. Info: To buy tickets, call 800-514-3849.

Savannah Community Theatre’s Blood Brothers opens

What: The story of a destitute mother who reluctantly surrenders one of her newborn twins to the childless woman she cleans for. Later, the boys’ paths cross and their destinies become intertwined. When: Sept. 14, 15, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 23 and 30 at 3 p.m. Where: Savannah Community Theatre, 2160 E. Victory Dr. Cost: $25 adults and $20 seniors. On Sundays, students and children admitted for $15. For this production, twins will be admitted two for one. Info: 898-9021 or www.savannahcommunitytheatre.com.

Jepson Live Series

What: Enjoy an evening of music, food and drinks in a uniquely artistic setting. The Ben Tucker All Star Quartet will kick off this monthly series. All galleries will be open. When: Sept. 14 from 6-9 p.m. Where: Jepson Center for the Arts. Cost: $10.Cost of food and drink not included.

Glance compiled by Linda Sickler

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Lucas Theatre Open House What: Free self-guided tours, children’s art activities, popcorn and other refreshments and more. When: Saturday, Sept. 15 from noon to 4 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Cost: Free.

Saturday, Sept. 15

Savannah Starland Farmers Market

What: Buy fresh produce and other goods. When: Sept. 15 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@gmail.com or www.starlandfarmersmarket.com.

8th Annual Pride Celebration

What: Kimberly Locke of American Idol and Celebrity Fit Club will provide entertainment. Also, food, a cash liquor bar and more. When: Sept. 15 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Where: Johnson Square.

Savannah Film Society presents Angel-A

What: A comedy from filmmaker Luc Besson. When: Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre. Cost: $8 adults, $6 seniors and military and $4 with SCAD ID. Info: 525-5050.

Re-Election Kick-Off

What: Mayor Otis Johnson’s campaign will kick-off and refreshments will be served. When: Sept. 15 from 7-9 p.m. Where: Hellenic Community Center, 14 W. Anderson St.

What: A film by Academy Award-winning director Milos Foreman. When: Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre. Cost: $8 adults, $6 seniors and military and $4 with SCAD ID. Info: 525-5050.

Reel Savannah presents No End in Sight

What: A retelling of the events following the fall of Baghdad in 2003. When: Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. Where: Victory Square Stadium 9 at Victory Square on Victory Drive. Cost: $8, cash only.

Monday, Sept. 17

Peace Celebration presents Paper Clips

What: A documentary about children in Whitwell, Tenn. who created an unusual and touching Holocaust memorial. When: Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. Where: Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church. Cost: Free.

The PBR Show continues

What: Writers, actors and creative artists of the Savannah community share with participatory listeners stories and music of fear and love, adventure and mystery. When: Sept. 17 and every Monday at 8 p.m. Where: Savannah Actor’s Theatre, 703D Louisville Rd. Cost: Admission is $2 and peanut butter sandwiches are available for $2 each. Info: 232-6080 or mail@savannahactorstheatre.org.

Tuesday, Sept. 18

Virginia by Design: Thomas Jefferson and the Making of Monticello

What: Architectural historian Camille Wells speaks. When: Sept. 18, 6:30-8 p.m. Where: SCAD Student Center, 120 Montgomery St. Cost: Free.

Mighty Eighth Lectures

What: The speaker will be Larry Lewis, a chemist who pieced together the storeis of his father and uncle from the letters written by and to his grandmother. When: Sept. 18 at 11 a.m. Where: Colonial Group Art Gallery in Pooler. Info: 748-8888.

Revolutionary Perspectives Lecture Series

What: This annual lecture series continues with Dr. Martha Keber, who will speak on the role of the French Navy in winning the American Revolution. When: Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. A reception will be held in the lobby at 6:30 p.m. Where: Savannah History Museum, 303 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Cost: Free. Info: 651-6895.

Wednesday, Sept. 19 14th Annual 2007 Business Expo

What: More than 100 businesses will showcase products, sell merchandise and explain services. When: A preview will be Sept. 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m. and the expo will be Sept. 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Where: Civic Center. Cost: Free.

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Savannah Peace Celebration presents Peace One Day

4th Annual Blues and BBQ

Smart Women Luncheon and Expo

What: Two local teams will face off in Bad Education: Teachers vs. Students. Metal band Sinn performs at intermission. When: Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Where: Super Goose Sports, 3700 Wallin St. Cost: $12 at the door or $10 in advance. Info: 800-838-3006 or brownpapertickets.com. What: Blues legend Eddie Kirkland and the Eddie Kirkland Blues Band will perform, with opening act Ben Prestage. When: Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. Where: Bradwell Park at Courthouse Square in Hinesville. Cost: Free.



Savannah Film Society presents Goya’s Ghosts

What: This documentary follows the 5-year journey of filmmaker Jeremy Gilley as he tried to find a government to sponsor a one-day global ceasefire resolution and take it to the UN. When: Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. Where: Unity of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Cost: Free. What: Academy Award-winner Ellen Burstyn will be keynote speaker at this event benefitting Mary Telfair Women’s Hospital at St. Joseph’s/Candler. action on vital issues. When: Sept. 19. Expo and silent auction begin at 10 a.m., followed by the luncheon at 11:45 a.m. Where: Savannah International Trade & Convention Center. Cost: Tickets are $45 per person; $450 for tables of 10. Info: 819-8139. w

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ack when I was with the Creative Loafing organization — one of the first players in the alt-weekly movement in the U.S. media and still a major presence — the company’s founder, Debbie Eason, imparted a lesson to me that I still remember. She said that contrary to popular opinion, our readers aren’t identifiable by their politics, nor by their age. Instead, Debbie always told us, the single most important factor in determining who will be a regular reader of an alt-weekly newspaper is having a college education. For that reason, each year’s annual College Issue is a very important one to us. It’s kind of a win/win: The issue precisely targets our core readership, while promoting the very thing that will hopefully garner us more readers in the future. More and more, the Savannah area is awash in higher education and the benefits it brings. I think history will look back on Savannah’s late 20th century renaissance as being less influenced by tourism or “The Book” than by the overwhelmingly positive influence of colleges and universities in making Savannah the world-class destination city it’s on the verge of becoming. Just go down the list to see how big this sector has become locally: Everyone knows about the Savannah College of Art & Design’s enormous impact on the city, not only with restoring its dormant historic housing stock but in bringing a vibrant, youthful, culturally savvy presence to the entire area. This presence is not only due to its students, but its faculty and alumni as well, who play a leading role in the community in the arts, in business and in civic life. Then there’s the venerable Armstrong Atlantic State University, which I firmly believe to be one of the best education buys in the entire nation. Anyone who thinks AASU is just a commuter college is either clueless or just plain nuts. Don’t be deceived by the bargain rates; it’s not only a top-tier academic university, but one which has yet to realize its full growth and potential. Savannah State University is the oldest of Georgia’s historically black colleges and universities, begun in 1890 as the Georgia State Industrial College for Colored Youth. Its alumni have gone on to major positions in Savannah civic life -- including, oh say, the mayor. South University is a private institution with a long pedigree. It was founded in Savannah in 1899 as Draughons Practical Business College. After its acquisition by the family of John T. South III, its name was changed to South College in 1985. Recently the addition of masters and doctorate degrees led to its current incarnation as a university with a presence throughout the region.

With roots in the area going back to 1929, Savannah Technical College has a large new campus on the southside and is going great guns with an expansive program of offerings, from its core nursing program to culinary arts to its Crossroads Technology Campus in west Chatham. A short drive away in Statesboro is Georgia Southern University, with about 14,000 undergrads, a sizeable graduate presence and over 120 degree programs. (Eagle trivia: GSU is home to the U.S. National Tick Collection, the largest collection of ticks in the world. No, really.) The University of Georgia is represented at the publicly-accessible Marine Extension Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island. And in perhaps the least known but possibly the most interesting long-term development, Georgia Tech recently opened a Savannah campus in west Chatham, anchor tenant of the region’s largest technology corridor. So with all that in mind, we hope you enjoy this year’s College Issue, which attempts in its own small way to celebrate the diverse contributions of local colleges and universities to Savannah’s fabric of life. And of course as usual you can enjoy also most of our regular features, bookending the college material itself. I realize no one reads Connect Savannah to keep up with sports — in fact many of our readers seem viscerally opposed to the concept. And I certainly don’t want to get all Tom Barton on you and start going on and on about Georgia football. But since we’re talking about college and since I’m in fact a UGA grad, now that I’m a grownup I realize what a hell of a good football coach Steve Spurrier really is. His Florida years were no fluke, as the current South Carolina coach showed over the weekend with his team’s manhandling of the Dawgs. I don’t think my fellow Georgia grads fully realize what’s ahead. No doubt some denial is involved. But it’s my journalistic duty to inform them of the stark truth: University of Georgia football is teetering on the verge of permanent second-tier, Kentucky/Vandy status. And the thought of how many points Spurrier is going to put up on the Dawgs when he actually gets his own handpicked quarterback in there is a sobering prospect indeed for those of us who remember his work with the Gators. Don’t say you weren’t warned, Dawg faithful. But doesn’t that fella Mark Richt look perty in his wraparound sunglasses and all? w Jim Morekis is editor-in-chief of Connect Savannah and he promises not to bring up college football ever again. E-mail him at jim@connectsavannah.com


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Editor, I just read Jim Reed’s recent commentary about the Dave Chappelle show, and I have to say that he has a realistic concern. I was brought in as a contract engineer (thanks for the almost-mention, by the way) but had nothing to do with the system itself. One of our techs here at the office must have been seated next to you, as he made similar comments to me the next morning. I actually was not aware of it until he mentioned the problem. No one made any comments on the sound Stop alcohol e Editor: from across Letters to thah that night to me or any prints letters t nn no va Sa es t do sales Connec g a letter of the Civic Center emof ideas. Printin of the opint the spectrum en m Editor, rse do ply our en ployees. edited for necessarily im Letters may be . Regarding Jim Reed’s ein er th d se The issue arises ions expres “Dave Chappelle vs. and clarity. m e ac .co sp ah nn when they seat s@connectsava Savannah rudeness”: E-mail: letter 32 people on the pit, Fax: 912.231.99 ., Suite 7, We’ve shelled out big 00 E. Victory Dr which is in front Snail mail: 18 404 31 GA , ah nn bucks in our attempts Sava of the “front fills” on to enjoy cultural exthe front pit wall, in front of periences in Savannah to be conthe speakers in the side pockets stantly disappointed by the crowd. and in front of the lowest facing speaker Whether it’s musicals, storytellers, in the center cluster — all of which is inpolitical icons, bands, etc., we leave tentional so as to avoid feedback problems these experiences disappointed, not by the when the performers venture out to the edge acts but by the disrespectful, unruly crowds. of the pit when it is up. I’m not a teetotaler but have to think When they lower the front section of the difference between shows here and the orchestra pit and put seats on it, you elsewhere is the availability of alcohol can see the problem brewing. The thought throughout the show. Multiple times I have is that you are going to be able to hear the “shushed” the inebriated person next to me. performer in the near-field plus whatever My theatre experiences have spanned the spill you would get off of the stage monitors. country and I’ve never encountered a venue Apparently this isn’t as effective as it was that serves liquor throughout the perforthought to be. mance and allows drinks back into the theI spoke with the Civic Center staff and atre. I’m all for having a good time but NOT we agree that the small “hot spot” monitors when it ruins it for the masses. are needed and in the future we will bring Kristin Hyser some in that will be run individually of the house system just for the “pit fills.” That will solve your problem. Telfair clarification I’ve said in the press over the years that Editor, the Johnny Mercer Theater really DOES In the otherwise splendid recent artisound good and if the (traveling) engineer cle on old Savannah photos (“Right place doesn’t over-mix the room, it will shine. It’s at the right time,” by Linda Sickler), there’s just a shame when road shows come in with an error in describing William Brown their own engineers and they do a bad job Hodgson, for whom the Georgia Historical and the house suffers for it. Society building is named. It’s also a shame when people bad-mouth He was the husband of Margaret Telfair, the theater (“this room which suffers from and her sister Mary’s brother-in-law, not notoriously poor acoustics to begin with”), Mary’s husband. Mary never married, but because the room actually sounds excellent lived with her sister and Hodgson in the when it’s left alone (reference: classical and Telfair home here. William Brown Hodgson acoustic music), because we have a great fawas a noted scholar, who gave up a promiscility that we need to be proud of. ing diplomatic career to wed Margaret, after The new speaker system in the Johnny meeting the Telfair sisters in Paris. Mercer Theater was specifically designed to According to Mary Telfair: The Life and be an effective system for “most” uses of the Legacy of a 19th Century Woman, by Charles theater. One will agree that “most” of the J. Johnson, Jr., Margaret wanted to give the time, the pit is up, and the performers have a GHS a new headquarters and library bedecent chance of ending up out there... and cause Hodgson had served for 25 years on if there were speakers permanently mounted their board of curators, and was described at there, problems would ensue. the time of his death as “one of its most useI will work with their staff to make them ful, active, and important members.” aware of what it will take to get some moniIf the Telfair sisters could come back tors up there when needed. The good news today, they would be pleased at how the is that they call me in to engineer many of Society has fulfilled their trust in it. the “critical sound” events, so I’ll now ask Margaret W. DeBolt the question as to whether or not they plan




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Savannah Peace Festival on Sept. 22 is preceded by a week of movies

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ong before today’s grim nexus of 9/11, jihad and Iraq, the United Nations voted in 1981 to set aside a single day of global ceasefire so the warring people of the world could celebrate peace, however fleeting. Two decades later, in 2002, the idea of declaring a single International Peace Day began, to be celebrated in grassroots, local events all over the world. Savannah soon followed suit, holding its first annual Peace Festival last year in Telfair Square. This year the local Peace Festival happens again in Telfair Square, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sept. 22. (The actual International Peace Day itself is Friday, Sept. 21, which will be marked in Johnson Square with an interfaith service at 11:45 a.m.) In a new and ambitious twist, the local celebration kicks off with a solid week of movie screenings beginning this Monday. “We sat down with a long list and tried to narrow it down to things that were varied but still within the framework of movies that dealt with the theme of peace,” says Kevin Ionne, one of the event organizers. “We wanted to appeal to different types of people, so a couple are documentaries, a

Mon., Sept. 17 -- Paper Clips screening, 7 p.m. at Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 E. Henry St.

couple are dramas. We wanted to approach the idea of peace from different angles.” The films include Paper Clips, Romero, and Ionne’s favorite, Joyeux Noel. “That’s a moving A scene from Joyeux Noël film, sort of tragic although on everyone’s mind these days, the Savannah it deals with a Christmas Peace Festival makes a conscious effort to Eve in World War I when both sides played stay away from that. soccer and shared chocolate,” he says. “We want to stress that the focus of the “While the movie hints at what might be Festival is not antiwar, it’s pro-peace. There possible, it also gives an indication how peowon’t be any overt antiwar demonstrations ple get caught in the consequences of war.” — we’ve made a conscious effort not to do Ionne says that a discussion session will that,” he says. happen after every film. “All the films are Besides raising awareness, the Peace free and open to the public,” he says. “They Festival is a good opportunity for local resistart at 7 p.m. and then we’ll open things up dents who feel alienated by the region’s infor discussion afterward.” nate pro-war sentiment to not feel so alone. The festival Sept. 22 will feature a num“A lot of people feel isolated, especially in ber of tables from local churches and organia city like Savannah which is more conserzations, and entertainment by various local vative,” Ionne says. “This is a chance to come groups, including children’s dance groups, out and meet other people that feel same music from Asbury United Methodist way you do.” w Church, and Spitfire Poetry Group. Ionne says though the politics of war is

Wed., Sept. 19 -- Peace One Day screening, 7 p.m. at Unity of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Thurs., Sept. 20 -- Romero screening, 7 p.m. at Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Fri., Sept. 21 -- Interfaith service, 11:45 a.m. in Johnson Square; Joyeux Noel screening, 7 p.m. at The Ark Theatre, 703 D Louisville Rd. Sat., Sept. 22 -- Savannah Peace Festival, 11-3, Telfair Square Additional funding provided by the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs’ Weave-A-Dream and the Georgia Council for the Arts through appropriations from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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tion originating locally — either as part of themed “Specialty Shows” hosted by individual students on a recurring basis, or in regular rotation, where one is likely to hear positive rapper Common, Canadian art-pop sensations Metric, experimental Americana stalwarts Wilco, and techno pioneers The Chemical Brothers in a row. Locals who spent their own college years in cities with well-known and long-established college stations (such as in Atlanta or Athens, Ga.) may be surprised to learn that such diverse, unpredictable and downright challenging music is readily available in Savannah. That’s because you won’t hear WRFS on your standard FM (or AM) dial. SCAD radio is not broadcast. It’s Webcast. Meaning it’s an Internet-based station one listens to online in real-time. Logging on to www.scadradio.org affords free access to the station’s round-the-clock programming. All the music, public service announcements, student DJ banter and live performances exist as high-quality streaming MP3 and RealMedia files which can be opened through iTunes and other types of free software found on most computers. It’s true that for a brief time period a few years back, WRFS was simulcast on the legal (but so-small-it-required-no-license) 1520 AM band, but that low-fi signal barely made it a half-mile from their studios. SCAD’s Student Media Advisor, John Bennett (an experienced college broadcaster who played a key role in launching WRFS) says of that experiment, “We were never truly satisfied with the signal range or quality and elected to concentrate exclusively on

Internet delivery. The first song broadcast on that transmitter was ‘Brain Damage’ by local band GAM. Perhaps that somehow damaged our equipment, causing those deficiencies.” The guiding philosophy of this station is to provide not only Savannah, but — through the miracle of technology— listeners all over the world with programming not currently featured on local airwaves, MTV, VH1, BET or CMT. So far, Bennett is very pleased with the quality of work being done by the station’s student staff. “SCAD Radio has received numerous national awards for news programming over the last two years,” he says. “The station is a finalist for a Society of Professional Journalists radio news award.” Bennett feels the high caliber of the work is due in great part to the fact that whereas many might deem an Internet-only station as somehow less “legit” than one pushing a full-fledged FM signal, he has seen to it that WRFS operates under the same standards as broadcast stations. “One thing we’ve insisted on from the very start is that SCAD Radio is operated in accordance with FCC ‘non-commercial’ regulations, even though as an Internet-only station it’s under no legal obligation to do so. Our students gain ‘real world’ experience, providing industry-standard skills they can use after they graduate.” That’s something WRFS General Manager Stephanie Adamo can personally attest to. She credits her work at the station with not only changing her outlook on music in general, but with helping her get an continued on page 10

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or decades, many prospective college students both here and abroad eagerly awaited their time away at school as an opportunity to get into broadcasting — if even on a small scale. Long before the days of podcasts and micro-transmitters, if you were a budding teenage announcer or news person, there were only three possible ways to break into (feel free to read the following four words aloud in an approximation of Gary Owens’ sonorous voice) “The Wonderful World of Radio”: Pester the head honchos at one of your local stations into letting you intern there with the eventual possibility of your own show in the worst time slot of the day (this worked best in smaller markets with less stringent requirements for on-air talent); cobble together your own illegal (or “pirate”) radio station and hope the FCC didn’t track you to your basement and throw you in the clink (or worse yet, tell your parents); or simply wait till you got to college and make a beeline for the student-run station. Originally conceived in the 1960s as little more than another branch of most school’s existing vocational programs, these stations soon became the place for adventurous listeners to hear the latest in popular (and decidedly un-popular) music. Though often low in wattage, and with small areas of coverage, these tiny outposts would ultimately foster the creation of an entirely new genre of rock music. Dubbed “College Rock,” this catchall term described most any sort of post-punk rock music that was too noisy, distorted, fast, aggressive or just plain odd to be welcomed into the increasingly rigid play lists of corporate-driven stations. Before long, major record labels were hip to the fact that most daring, cutting-edge acts were being broken on these small-wattage stations. The Savannah market has its share of college stations, including WHCJ-FM (broadcast from the campus of the historically-black Savannah State College), which emphasizes African-American-related programming, such as jazz, blues and reggae. However, there is only one truly “out there” local station affiliated with an institute of higher learning, and that is the Savannah College of Art & Design’s WRFS, otherwise known as SCAD Radio — which has been functioning since January, 2002. Based on the pioneering free-form college radio stations of the ‘70s and ‘80s, WRFS is totally student-run, and features the widest variety of music heard on any sta-




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L o g g i n g o n t o w w w. s c a d r a d i o . o r g a f f o r d s f r e e a c c e s s t o t h e s t a t i o n ’s round-the-clock programming. All the music, PSAs, student DJ banter and live performances exist as high-quality MP3 and RealMedia files. impressive leg up in a business that’s notoriously hard to break into. “Without SCAD Radio my life would be so boring,’ she enthuses. “It has exposed me to so many new types of music. When I first came to college I was strictly a punk rock, classic rock kind of girl, and even though both are still my mainstays, I have discovered the magic that is electronic music, country and good old indie-rock.” “Also I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing without it. I came to SCAD as a Performing Arts major, and now I’m a senior in Sound Design who was able to get an internship this summer at The Bowery Presents in New York City. I worked at The Bowery Ballroom

and Mercury Lounge, both major venues. That prepared me for life outside the classroom. At SCAD Radio if you have an idea and can find a way to make it happen, you’re the only person that can stop you.” Bennett and Adamo both agree that the fact SCAD Radio’s home is on the web has not hampered its ability to compete aesthetically with its more traditional, terrestrial counterparts - most of which, it should be noted, augment their over-the-air signal with simultaneous Internet streams in hopes of better servicing existing listeners and reaching untold numbers of new fans across the globe. (Arbitron ratings currently estimate weekly online listenership at 29

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million, but the true figure is believed to be much greater.) “We stack up quiet nicely,” says Adamo. “Our library has grown to the point where we’re having to come up with creative ways just store all the material. I’m extremely pleased with our variety of programming. It’s beyond what you expect from college radio — with shows ranging from bluegrass to disco to movie scores.” Bennett also points out that in addition to regularly playing local artists’ tracks on WRFS, the station has (albeit haltingly) taken the lead in organizing and presenting several live, all-ages concerts over the past few years, which have featured original acts from the immediate area as well as established touring bands who likely would not have added Savannah to their itineraries were it not for the support and exposure provided by www.scadradio.org. “I would ask you to name another local radio station that has sponsored a similar number of free concerts featuring local musicians. Or name another local station that plays music by local artists every single day, or which regularly schedules live interviews

and performances in their studios. Clearly, SCAD Radio is actually leading those directions in our market.” Yet sadly, despite the excitement surrounding the relatively new field of Webcasting, Federal legislation regarding copyright royalties and intricate electronic record keeping (currently being appealed by proponents of internet-based radio) may strike a death blow to the smallest —and thus, most unique— stations, both schoolaffiliated and private. “The biggest losers,” says Rice University’s Will Robedee (a leading expert on webcasting), “will be the artists and the public, followed by the students who’ll likely lose their ability to learn and to even exist as webcasters. As these stations disappear, the ability of the smaller, independent artists to gain exposure disappears as well.” w To read the full interviews with John Bennett, Stephanie Adamo and Will Robedee, head to www.connectsavannah.com. For more detailed information on pending legislation: www.savenetradio.org.

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tudents and faculty alike have embraced the new African American minor program at Armstrong Atlantic State University. Dr. Learotha “Lee” Williams, a history professor and director of the program, is delighted with its success. “If offers the opportunity for any stu-

dent to understand the role African Americans have played in creating the society we live in,” he says. “We look at the African-American experience from several different angles,” Williams says. “History, criminal justice, political science, sociology, speech.” The program has been in place for a year. “It’s a very exciting program,” Williams says. “It forces our students to examine ideas and the way they think. I hope it will make them better informed.” One course, Introduction to AfricanAmerican Studies, must be taken by all students in the program. Other courses are taught by professors from several disciplines, guaranteeing a diverse range of topics and discussions. History classes look at the African kings of the 16th century and follow AfricanAmerican history to the present day. Other classes cover topics as diverse as civil rights and jazz. To earn a minor in African-American Studies, a student must complete 18 hours. “That amounts to about five classes,” Williams says. Williams already is looking into the future and hopes someday AASU will offer a major in African-American Studies. “There are funding issues involved,” he says. “Maybe further down the road it will happen. We’ll revisit it in a couple of years and restate our case.” The only problem so far is making sure students are aware that the minor exists,

Five years ago, Teresa Winterhalter was in the same position as Williams is today. Armstrong had just added its Gender and Women’s Studies minor. Winterhalter, the program’s director, has seen the program grow steadily since then. This fall, AASU is offering a bachelor’s degree in Gender and Women’s Studies, making it one of just three universities in Georgia to offer a Bachelor of Arts

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degree in that discipline. Getting to this point has been “a major effort,” Winterhalter says. “We’ve taken baby steps along the way.” AASU already offered GWST as a minor and a certificate. It’s much harder to get a major program approved by the Board of Regents, Winterhalter says. “The whole project took a year,” she says. “It finally did receive approval. They loved our proposal.” Like African-American Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies draws on perspectives of human experience in diverse areas, including literature, sociology, political scicontinued on page 12

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Williams says. “When they find out, some are very excited about it,” he says. “I expect within a year or two, it will be one of the largest minors at Armstrong.” In addition to students, Williams hopes to get the community involved. “I want to bring in guest speakers, movers and shakers,” he says. Persons wanting more information about the program can contact Williams at learotha.williams@armstrong.edu or 9215645. “Everyone who is involved with it is enthusiastic,” he says. Discussions about adding the program began in 2004. “A group of us got together and said, ‘Why not?’” Williams says. “The university was very responsive. It benefits the entire university, not just the black students.”

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ence, history, art and psychology. GWST students are required to take upper-level classes in the arts and humanities, and also must take a junior/senior seminar that emphasizes a service-learning element. “Women’s studies has been around for decades now,” Winterhalter says. “We tapped into existing resources.” When the minor program was introduced, it was immediately successful. “We had waiting lists 10 deep,” Winterhalter says. Some AASU alumni are disappointed the major was not available to them. Current students haven’t wasted any time getting with the program. “In the very beginning, we had six majors,” Winterhalter says. “We’ve only had the program for three weeks now.” Some students who already were pursuing minors in GWST have switched to the major program. “We may be graduating a couple of majors very shortly,” Winterhalter says. “Our minors program began in 2002 and we’ve been building since then,” she says. “We’ve kept our eyes on the prize.” In another development taking place at AASU, the College of Education is offering three new Master of Arts in Teaching degrees -- Early Childhood Education, Middle Grades Education and Special Education. “This is an exciting and affordable op-

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Growing pains SSU works to increase campus housing

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avannah State University is bursting at 2000, it houses 660 students in one-two and the seams, with enrollment trends sugfour-bedroom, furnished apartments. That gesting that more campus housing is needed transition will be seamless for the students immediately. living there, Gunter says. “The university in the last five years has While University Village already is ocexperienced unprecedented growth and cupied by students, Indigo Pointe has sevdemand for campus housing,” says Randy eral residents who will be required to move Gunter, vice president for Student Affairs. when their leases expire, a process that will More than half of SSU’s 3,240 stutake about a year. “There dents come from outside the area and was some concern from need to obtain housing. residents about relocatRecently, the Georgia Board of ing,” Gunter says. “We Regents gave the SSU Foundation will provide financial asReal Estate sistance and counseling Ventures, LLC, for moving or purchasthe approval ing a new home. Some of needed to acquire the current residents are Above, Dr. Indigo Pointe university students.” Randy Gunter, Apartments In 2003, the university VP Student and University built on-campus housAffairs; left, Village, two resiing for freshmen -- the Larion Williams, Freshman Living and dential commuVP University nities. Learning Center, which Advancement “Two years ago, we began discussing houses 320 students. It how best to meet the need,” Gunter says. proved so popular, there “We’ve been working on acquiring Indigo is a waiting list for residents to get in. Pointe and refinancing University Village. “Research shows that students who live “We expect the sale to close at the end on campus are more happy and more foof September,” he says. “We expect students cused on their grades,” Gunter says. “We’re to be occupying Indigo Pointe by the fall of very excited about this. We foresee nothing 2008.” but positive results.” Indigo Pointe was built in 1971 and has SSU is working to ensure that the hous47 buildings located on nearly 24 acres of ing is affordable for students. “Many are ground that are adjacent to the SSU campus. first-generation college students,” Gunter After extensive remodeling, the complex says. “Most come from outside Chatham will provide 742 beds in one, two, three and County. Their families can’t afford housing.” four-bedroom apartments. Students are already excited about the In addition to apartments, the complex addition of more housing. also includes a laundry facility, a commu“I think it’s beneficial because it’s right nity building and 524 parking spaces. The here at the campus and those students who existing entrance to Indigo Pointe, which is live there will not feel disconnect from camlocated on LaRoche Avenue, will be closed pus,” says TaNaya Farmer, a junior in mass to restrict access and provide a more secure communications. “It will give them an openvironment. portunity to still actively participate in cam“That will give students more of a feel of pus life.” being on campus,” Gunter says. “The location will give students the opThe purchase price for Indigo Pointe is portunity to have an off-campus feel with $10.9 million, and renovations are estimated benefits of campus involvement,” says Wali to cost $3.1 million. In addition, $1.5 milRasheed, a senior in business management lion will be spent to furnish the apartments. and president of the Student Government “We will have to convert them from gas Association. “This facility will surely have to total electric,” Gunter says. “We’ll also full occupancy in the fail of 2008. This acprovide amenities such as cable and Internet quisition creates opportunities for the uniaccess.” versity to revamp or renovate current Once Indigo Pointe is open, three of outdated residence halls.” SSU’s older residential halls will be closed “Acquiring Indigo Pointe ties in with and probably demolished. Bostic, Bowenthe university’s master plan to provide our Smith and Peacock are outdated, and at students with affordable, modern facilisome point might be replaced. ties in which to live on campus,” says SSU In addition to Indigo Pointe, SSU is purPresident Earl G. Yarbrough. “The addition chasing University Village for $22 million. of this property will further promote the University Village was the second public/ neighborhood lifestyle that fosters the develprivate venture in the state university system opment of good citizens.” w and currently is owned by The University Financing Foundation Corp., Inc. Built in


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Better sushi through science Skidaway Institute hosts a tasting to highlight its new black sea bass project are raised is recycled, with no pollutants being released into natural waterways — not the case with most fish farms, which increasingly are seen as part of the problem of overfishing rather than part of the solution. Another facet of the SkIO project is that it feeds the black sea bass a diet of juvenile tilapia, rather than the preformed food pellets used by most fish farms. “If you use the pellets, you have a waste problem. About thirty percent of them aren’t eaten,” Lee explains. “But tilapia are easy to keep and feed and breed. And because they’re freshwater fish, that avoids a lot of problems with disease, because there’s very little chance of a disease moving from freshwater to saltwater,” he says. Lee says there’s no waste with the tilapia, since if they’re not eaten right away, “they just keep on swimming around until they are.” Though freshwater fish, tilapia can survive several days in a saline environment, but are almost always consumed by the bass within that time anyway. SkIO also raises “aquaponic” produce, like cucumber and edible seaweed, with water from the black sea bass project.

The sea bass and the aquaponic produce took part in a blind taste test last week, as invited guests gathered at SkIO’s Roebling House to give their input as to how well the project might fare with actual consumers. There was a clear taste difference between the three different plates of black sea bass sashimi, prepared by chef A.K. Tran of Sushi Time Towa: one sample was raised on the typical commercial food pellet diet, one sample was oceangoing wild sea bass caught locally, and one sample was raised at SkIO on the tilapia diet. The former was healthy and well-textured, but lacking any strong taste either way. The second was good, but had a strong aftertaste. The SkIO sushi had a distinctive tang that wasn’t unpleasant, but frankly might limit its mass market appeal. The produce was uniformly excellent, both in texture and in taste. So what role does Lee see for SkIO in putting these products to market? “We don’t necessarily see us getting involved in actually making money off of it, because that might conflict with our mission here,” he says. “But for example, if we could get something going down in McIntosh County — the poorest county in Georgia — and help create 40 or 50 new jobs there, that would be a great service we could provide to the area.” w A sashimi plate prepared by Sushi Time Towa, including the SkIO black sea bass

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hough few locals seem to know about it, one of the most expansive educational facilities in the entire region is the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography. An independent arm of the state university system, the Institute (which usually just goes by “SkIO”) hosts several different entitities on its sprawling campus along the Skidaway River — the former Modena plantation, a gift from the Roebling family in the late ‘60s. While by far its most recognizable “tenant” is the University of Georgia Marine Extension Center and its popular aquarium, it’s not just the Bulldogs that are represented at SkIO. Georgia Tech, Georgia Southern, Savannah State and others have a research presence as well. (In addition, the local public radio station, FM 91, broadcasts from a trailer onsite.) A current research effort at SkIO involves the search for a solution to the crunch facing a popular area crop, the black sea bass. A staple item in many seafood and Asian restaurants, numbers of the fish are decreasing as demand for it increases. Enter Dick Lee, Skidaway Institute scientist. Lee and fellow staffer Karrie Brinkley have developed a non-polluting aquaculture system specifically designed to raise black sea bass for the fast-growing sushi market. “Black sea bass is a very popular fish here,” Lee says. “The minute black sea bass comes in at Russo Seafood, it’s gone. This has put quite a lot of pressure on this fish, to the point where the legal limit has been raised because of the demand for it.” Lee says the going rate for a two-pound black sea bass, providing 30-40 sashimi slices, is about $20, but that can easily double in the case of the sushi market overseas. In the SkIO project, the water in the long pens in which the bass

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The play’s the thing Unique program at Savannah Tech helps prepare the college students of the future “Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” —Gloria Steinem

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Savannah Technical College hosts an ambitious Pre-K program

classrooms, for Sept. 4 when they would be filled with students. To say that the college is hoping to tap into some sort of imagination would be an understatement. The learning college, which has had an early childhood education “lab” for more than 20 years, has been preparing for this upcoming school year during which it will embrace a handsome grant endowed upon the school and shower that reward on the incoming pre-kindergarten children. The Anderson Family Foundation enabled the Early Childhood Learning (ECL) center to expand on its regular curriculum and plans to incorporate more in-depth Dramatic Play and Literacy components to this year’s lesson plans. “As teachers, (we) know what skills children need to develop,” said Cinda Young, Department Head for the Early Childhood Care and Education Program at Savannah Technical College’s Savannah Campus. “So we got to the children and see what the children are interested in. Because the children told me what they are interested in, we can pick out social skills, math, science, problem solving; all kinds of things under the umbrella of themes. “You’ve got them if you pick a topic they are interested in.” The idea of the new program implemented at the ECL is to increase the possibility of future success in the classroom by using a hands-on approach with the pre-k children. Although that is similar to how the ECL has taught children in the past, the grant has given the center more space and more equipment with which to teach. This means, for example, that if the students build and decorate a castle, they will have more room to do so, That is just one of the ways the learning center uses real-life ways to build a child’s interest in learning. According to an example by Young, the center would take a child’s curiosity in princes, princesses and castles, and perhaps build a castle, then have the students illustrate their own stories about it. The importance of that, said Young, is that the children will see themselves as read-

ers and writers before they even possess either of those skills. And in addition to the illustrating and penning of stories, the children will also hold plays to act them out — which explains the pirate hat and box of costumes. It’s playing dress-up with an added bonus of preparing for a successful career as a student. “When you read literature about how young children learn, (you learn that) the more engaged they are physically, the more likely they are to retain information,” Young said. “As they get older, (they are) better at sitting at a lecture and listening.” And the lesson plans won’t just be confined to the pair of classrooms. The outside play area is going to hold real-life components as well. With an environment fueled by fairly predictable weather, the ELC has plans to put art stations, a pretend house and a gas station in the playground outdoors where the students can continue to play and learn at the same time. “The more stimulation (people get) at an early age, the more connections (in the brain) stay activated,” Young said. “It’s critical to stimulate the brain to give (students) the opportunity to explore their environment, solve their problems, predict what will happen next and evaluate. You can do that with young children.” Young is backed up in her belief that it is important to stimulate creativeness in a student at a young age. According to Pre-K Now, a public education and advocacy organization based out of Washington, DC, children who enrolled in Pre-K were more likely to graduate from high school and do well on standardized tests. The benefits also spilled into outside situations, said the Pre-K Now fact sheet. Students who did not attend Pre-K were more likely to commit crimes and get pregnant in their teenaged years. “The children are amazing,” Young said. “It gives them an opportunity to explore different ways to learn, and the children respond very well to it.” w


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University) have expansions planned for this year, flying in the face of national print journalism trends. The Tiger’s Roar is a six page broadsheet (the typical newspaper style layout) that’s published monthly by Savannah State University (SSU) students. The Tiger’s Roar hopes to increase its pages and go to tabloid format (used by Connect Savannah).

The Inkwell recently went to an eight page broadsheet from tabloid, and has its sights set on 12 pages later in the year. Meanwhile, Savannah College of Art and Design’s (SCAD) District is a weekly student publication, a 16-20 page tabloid Like Mensing, Tiger’s Roar Executive Editor Jazzmynn Lewis and District Editor-

in-Chief Lee Burbage focus on university news but try to expand coverage to include non-college news relevant to their readers. “Our readership is students, whether they live on- or off-campus. We want our paper to be relevant to everyone,” says Burbage, a sophomore studying writing and photography.

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ocal university and city police train together following the Virginia Tech shootings. Georgia students become ineligible for HOPE scholarships. A popular university student leader dies just weeks after his leukemia diagnosis. These news items, of interest to many Savannahians, are particularly relevant to the students and faculty of Armstrong Atlantic State University (AASU). And, they are all front page news in the August 23 issue of The Inkwell, AASU’s weekly student newspaper. “Our focus is to report the news in a timely, accurate manner,” says Angela Mensing, AASU senior in Liberal Arts and the new editor-in-chief of The Inkwell. “It’s an Armstrong-focused paper, primarily news that affects our students. “When we say students I’m not talking the typical 18 to 21 year old students. We have a lot of students affected by the military, affected by local and national events. We bring it to the college level and draw a parallel of what’s going on on campus.” Each of the three largest local universities publishes a student-run newspaper, and at least two (at AASU and Savannah State


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American Ocean Treasures (3 min) - a look at Gray’s Reef and other National Marine Sanctuaries Palette of the Ocean (2 min) - a watercolor animation of ocean life

Fisher Poets (42 min)-A filmed poetry jam of and for the commercial fishing community. The film depicts fishermen and women at sea and on stage spinning tales of loss and loneliness, of miserable weather and relentless chill, of low prices and high costs, of the passion that keeps them going back.

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American Ocean Treasures (3 min) - see above

Sand Dancer (10 min) - Peter Donnelly makes art on the beaches of Australia that thousands of people see, only to have it wash away with each tide.

Sacred Truth: Blue Hole of Dahab (90 min, 1 hr, 30 min) - Egypt’s Blue Hole is one of the world’s most beautiful, but dangerous dive sites. Thousands dive its magnificent underwater archway to experience its cathedral-like mysticism. Many divers don’t return. The film investigates circumstances behind these unexplained fatalities, drawing upon scientific rationalizations and mystical accounts inspired by ancient Egyptian wisdom.

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The Inkwell and Tiger’s Roar targets the entire university community with an emphasis on student readership. Each newspaper receives most of its funding through the university, but each says it speaks with an independent student voice. “The final OK is always up to the editor in chief,” says Lee Burbage, District Editor-in-Chief. “This is 100 percent true,” says Jessica Clary, SCAD’s Assistant Director of Student Media and advisor for District. “SCAD administration does not subject the paper to prior review before publication.” A glance through past stories, online or in print, seems to support the three papers’ claims. A humor columnist on The Inkwell’s editorial page describes his “regimen of drinking light buds and then smoking blunted buds,” behavior not typically endorsed by universities. Op-ed pieces on websites for The Tiger’s Roar and District criticize a host of campus actions—class rescheduling without student input, methods of publicizing student activities, and a perceived lack of authentic representation by student government. The Inkwell’s editorial independence hasn’t insured its popularity. Although Mensing says the AASU administration keeps its hands off, she reports that some faculty members criticize the paper. “We’ve had professors say very openly that they don’t like The Inkwell, that it’s poor writing. We had a professor call up and talk about why a columnist used the word ‘tata’s’ in his column. It goes back to freedom of speech.”

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Mensing and Lewis are both new this fall to their roles. They have similar opportunities and similar goals for their publications. “This year the turnout is bigger than we’ve had before, with many people wanting to work on the paper,” says Lewis, a senior in Mass Communications and English. “We’re trying to bring in a new incentive to make sure students stay focused, by giving a stipend to the staff writer who publishes the most stories by the end of the semester.” The Inkwell is also seeing a staffing boom this year, with a heavy freshman contingent. The AASU paper pays writers and photographers $10 for each published story or photo. In late August, The Inkwell sponsored their second annual Journalism Bootcamp, a day-long series of workshops for new staff. Robert Bush, a public interest attorney, dug into the state’s open meetings and open records laws. Lewis and Vaida Morgan of The Tiger’s Roar attended Journalism Bootcamp at the invitation of AASU and The Inkwell. “That experience was very informative,” says Lewis. “Some of the stuff I did know, but there’s nothing wrong with a reminder, of how planning is important.” While at boot camp, editors of the two papers discussed possible collaboration “I’d like to see Armstrong and Savannah State do something together, a joint issue, maybe The Inkwell Roar,” says Mensing. “I really believe it’s a great idea,” says Lewis. “A way to bring the universities together. It also brings variety to the community.” w

With web journalism changing the world of newspapers, Savannah’s college papers have met the online challenge with varying degrees of success. The Tiger’s Roar and District each has a presence online, and The Inkwell plans to start a website this fall. “This will be our second year online,” says Jazzmynn Lewis, editor of SSU’s Tiger’s Roar. “Everything that’s in print will be online, but any quick briefs that we’d like to add will be the weekly update.” The SSU publication’s site, www.tigersroar.com, is hosted by College Publisher, a site developed for university newspaper content management. The masthead identifies itself as “The Independent Student Voice of Savannah State University.” and has links to the university website and to two sites affiliated with historically black colleges and universities. The Tiger’s Roar website was last updated in July 2007, making it the most current website of those offered by the three schools. Since the newspaper hasn’t published since mid 2007, during Spring Semester, the July date is more current than it might appear at first glance. The site makes clear that The Tiger’s Roar is off duty until fall, and the latest article is a call for writers and photographers beginning Fall Semester. Web design-wise, District’s website, www.scaddisstrict.com, has more features than the Tiger’s Roar site, but lacks essential information. The masthead says “District” but makes no mention of SCAD on the site except for random references buried within news stories. There’s no indication that the site is the online presence for a print publication. There’s no contact information, and the site has not been updated since February 5. Most of the stories are ten or eleven months old. When The Inkwell launches its site this fall, it will also be hosted by College Publisher, at www.theinkwellonline.com. In keeping with news industry trends, The Inkwell and The Tiger’s Roar have expanded their editorial staffs to manage online content. “We’ve already hired a web editor,” says Angela Mensing, editor-in-chief of The Inkwell. “We’ll be working with the Armstrong office that handles podcasts. “We will have daily updates,we’ll have blogs, we’ll have forums, we’ll have a city section, online polls,”says Mensing. “It opens the doors, almost like a syndication with other colleges. We’ll have access to other college papers.” -- Robin Wright Gunn


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show, and who sells other items as well at shopSCAD under the Double J Designs label. How did you find out that MTV wanted to feature your quilts? Jennifer Jenkins: I’ve had my work at shopSCAD for about the last year. Since they’ve put up their website their reach has been much further. Actually MTV contacted shopSCAD, who then contacted me. MTV wanted nine quilts from me — three different colors, three each. The shop had already sold all my quilts, so I had to go back and make nine quilts in about ten days. You must have worked 24 hours a day. Jennifer Jenkins: Pretty much. My husband has been working with me in my quilting business, based out of our garage. We have this industrial-sized quilting machine, fourteen feet long, basically a sewing machine on rails. I wouldn’t have been able to do it unless I had that. So yeah, it was me, my husband and the machine working a week and a half straight.

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How does one ship nine big quilts to Australia? Jennifer Jenkins: Well, shopSCAD took care of all that. MTV had asked for all the work to be donated, in exchange for the PR benefit. But shopSCAD actually purchased the work from me just as if anyone had bought it from the store, which was nice. Describe what makes your quilts special. Jennifer Jenkins: I have two different routes with my work, the fine art side and the more commercial side. My quilwts for MTV are more like what you would use at home. They’re throw-size quilts, sixty by sixty, and they’re meant to be used. They’re 100 percent cotton and can be washed like normal. The other, fine art route uses a lot more stitching and decorative aspects.

Jennifer Jenkins: They’re not that big, really. What MTV does with my quilts is fold them in half and sort of put them on the foot of each bed. I have no idea why most of the bedding is usually so fluffy -- I guess because MTV wants the show to look really luxurious and hip, and I guess that fits into it. When I made these quilts I was thinking of selling them in Savannah, so we didn’t want them to be as full as maybe they’d be up north. How do you leverage all this as a resume item? Jennifer Jenkins: Well, one of the conditions was that shopSCAD and I couldn’t mention this for PR purposes until the show aired. But I am the featured artist for the month of September at shopSCAD, to coincide with the MTV release, which is kind of cool. w

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he formula for MTV’s popular Real World series couldn’t be more simple, or more addictive: Get a diverse bunch of college-age hotties together in a big party house, fuel them with alcohol and let the cameras roll 24/7. While that’s certainly the case with the latest installment, Real World: Sydney, there’s a new, local twist: The work of several SCAD students, faculty and alumni featured at shopSCAD can be seen on the program. SCAD tells us that the MTV folks were working late one night when one of them found the shopSCAD website at www.shopscadonline.com and “fell in love” with some of the offerings there. In all, the featured artists and their handiwork include: Ashley Byer (wool rug), Irene McCollam (pottery), Tom Gattis (handturned bowls), Ray Willett (salt and pepper shakers), and Working Class Studio (melamine dinnerware). We spoke with another participating artist, Jennifer Jenkins, MFA fibers, whose “CurlyQ” quilts were chosen to be featured in the


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unning errands today? The cashier at Walmart, the “gofer” at your lawyer’s office, and the barista making coffee for your quick pick-me-up may all have homework on the brain. With an estimated 44,000 students enrolled at Savannah area colleges and universities, chances are good that the front line workers at many Savannah businesses are doing double duty as students. “Over the years I’ve probably employed two hundred students,” says Judy Davis, owner of Gallery Espresso, a coffee bar and art gallery on Bull Street. Amy Long is a SCAD painting and printmaking senior who works at “Gallery” 15 to 20 hours per week during the school quarter, preparing coffee drinks and serving breakfast treats during her morning shift. “Pretty much everyone who works there is or was a student,” says Long. “Currently at least seven of us are at SCAD. Two other workers go to Armstrong.” Off-campus jobs fall into three types. The first two, internships and co-ops, are often part of a course curriculum and are monitored in some way through the university. The third type might be described as ‘everything else,” or, general employment. Some students work in jobs related to their school studies, with an added benefit of future career enhancement, but many students, like Long, fill non-career-oriented jobs. AASU, SSU and SCAD all have Savannah jobs posted on their career office websites, including vacancies at large corporations and employment agencies.

“Walmart is a big employer for our students while they are in school,” says Bonita Bradley, Director of Student Leadership and Development at SSU. “A lot of our students are in the Wilmington Island and Montgomery Cross Road Walmarts.” One reason employers seek college student workers is to groom future full time workers for their companies. “Six of my project managers and our design team leader are local college graduates” who began as student employees at Coastal Heritage Society (CHS,) says Stewart Dohrman, Curator of Buildings at CHS. In Dohrman’s department, fourteen students from SCAD and AASU are currently working as brick repointers, carpenters or general laborers. “We’ve had as many as 20 students at a time working for us. When we started they would do repointing. They still primarily do this,” removing deteriorating mortar between old bricks and replacing it with new mortar at the Roundhouse Railroad Museum, Old Fort Jackson, and the Savannah History Museum. “The plusses of hiring students are, you get this incredible energy, dedication and interest,” says Dohrman. “They are often just plain fun to be around.” “The hard part is having to adjust to schedules. Their main focus is, of course, school.” Dohrman laughingly describes college worker scheduling as “a bit of a nightmare.” Over the years, CHS has developed a concontinued on page 23


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work with them, such as good time management, motivation, and often a passion for their work, especially when it overlaps with their field of study. “Those students that participate in extra curricular activities, including work, are more stable students,” says Bradley. “They have a calendar, they are more organized as far as time management. These students are a little bit more focused in navigating

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dents first,” says SSU’s Bradley. “We stress that to the students as well. Academics are number one on their plate. This is another opportunity for them to build.” Long and AASU economics senior Lyle Mackenzie both list job schedule flexibility as a top priority, mentioning it before talking about their pay rates. Mackenzie recently started working as a driver and runner for Brennan & Wasden LLP, a Savannah law firm, after about six months employment at a local beverage shop. His new boss waited until Mackenzie firmed up his class schedule during the drop/add period before establishing the work schedule for the semester. He works 12 to 18 hours per week, and also makes one to two car trips per month to other Georgia cities, driving attorneys to out of town meetings. “They work in the back seat while I drive,” says Mackenzie. “Especially during exam weeks it’s hard to find time to work every day. Come exams, I need those extra twenty hours to hit the books, but I don’t want to get fired to get the studying done.” The job pays $10 an hour for weekday work, or a $200 flat fee for the car trips. Long says that her boss, Davis, makes a new schedule weekly “because there are so many kids that work there and so many things get in the way. She is kind of amazing, making the schedule to accommodate everyone’s needs.” Employers who hire students find the extra scheduling a worthwhile effort because of other qualities students tend to bring to

through the four years of college.” Historic preservation classes from SCAD and AASU often visit the Roundhouse, givng Dohrman the chance to end his presentations “with an advertisement. I tell them we often hire, and if they’re interested to put in an application.” “The preservation students coming in, they love and care for the buildings. We don’t have to teach them that. All we have to teach them is the trade skill.” Now that Long is working as well as going to school “I have to plan my days a lot better. “I have to get my sleep, otherwise I can’t function. It’s harder to keep my grades up, honestly, but it’s nice to have money. “I don’t know if [the job] will help my career but being a barista definitely will help me because anywhere I move I can get a job.” At first, Long considered a gallery position, often considered a career-oriented job for painting majors, but found the coffee shop a better fit for her life as a student. “Working at Gallery is perfect. It’s close to my house, I can bike there. I don’t have to dress up. It works better with my schedule. “Gallery is such a hub for students. You get to know everyone, as well as the locals. You never leave your social life when you go to work. Tips are awesome. The other night, on Labor Day, I walked away with $50 in tips. We get paid a regular wage on top of that. “And, there’s free coffee if you work there, which is always good for college students.” w

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o you’re new in town. Don’t know your way around, got no wheels. Catch a CAT (the acronym for the local bus system Chatham Area Transit). I’ve been a bus operator in Savannah for 21 years and I’m here to tell you how to use and abuse us. Do not hesitate to use public transportation; it’s easier than you may think. We welcome new riders and hope you will become a part of our family and community. We are by far the best bang for your buck anywhere in Savannah. We can get you to your destination safely and with dispatch. With our 19 different routes, you can safely get to many different places in Chatham County. We also offer a free ferry service between River Street and Hutchinson Island. The ride is worth your time, the ferries are very cool and the view of River Street from the water is fantastic. Aside from the ferries and our Free Cat Shuttle, the fare system-wide is one dollar. What more do you want? A buck for Pete’s sake. Exact change is required, but you can pay by bill or coin. Should you decide you‘ll be riding more frequently, we offer unlimited rider ship for $12 per week. Got a bike? We can accommodate at least two bikes at a time on the rack on the front of the bus. It’s a piece of cake, don’t be intimidated. Instructions are on the rack — it’s an easy one, two, three process. Loud music, eating and profanity are not allowed on the CAT bus. Unfortunately, we do allow you to talk and bore the rest of us to death on your cell phone. Skateboards are allowed if you can put them in your lap, and roller blades are okay if you take them off. Our busses are Gillig Phantoms, made in Hayward, Calif. All are handicap accessible, air-conditioned and equipped with a kneeling feature if you should need it. They also are equipped with a GPS system that alerts riders of major intersections and transfer points. All of our downtown busses make a rectangular loop that includes Broughton Street to the north, Oglethorpe Street to the south, Abercorn Street to the east and Martin Luther King Boulevard to the west. Stops on the loop are well-marked and located on every second corner. Aside from our two crosstown busses, all of our busses can be caught on this loop.

A CAT driver gives you the inside skinny on local public transportation Where can you go on CAT? Our Ride Guide, which is available free on all our busses, will outline exactly where and how to get to all your destinations. It has a system map along with schedules for all our routes. Any questions at all, do not hesitate to ask. We’re here to serve you. We have four centers of higher education in this town, and here in no particular order I address them all:

other option for SSU students. Outbound you can catch it catty-corner from the football stadium. It will take you to the Sandfly Super Walmart, and then to the Oglethorpe Mall. Connections at both can increase your mobility. Catch it inbound on the same side as the stadium and you’lll go downtown. At that point, you can connect with almost all of the busses in our system.

Aside from the ferries and our Free Cat Shuttle, the fare system-wide is one dollar. What more do you want? A buck for Pete’s sake. Savannah College of Art & Design

I know you have your own bus system, but there will be times when you’ll find us more convenient. If you’re at O House, merely walk across the street — that’s where the majority of our busses originate. If you jump on the #14 there, you can run out Abercorn Street (the main drag) to all the strip malls, Oglethorpe Mall, Armstrong Atlantic State University and end up at Savannah Mall. This bus runs every 20 minutes until late in the evening. Need to get to the grocery store? There is a Kroger downtown; you can take our free CAT Shuttle to it. You might also consider loading your bike on the rack and taking the #10 to Whitmarsh Island or the #24 to Wilmington Island. These are a couple of the scenic islands located east of town.

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We cater to your every need. We bring the 12 Henry Street route right to your doorstep — a crosstown bus that allows you to connect with any of our busses going north and south. It runs every 30 minutes. The #24 Savannah Sate also runs through the campus albeit less frequently. It can take you out to Whitmarsh Island on the outbound trip; it ends there at a Publix supermarket and a Wal-Mart. On the inbound, it will take you downtown. A good rule to remember while riding our system is that when you’re heading away from town you are outbound, and when heading towards downtown you are inbound. The Number 31 Skidaway/Sandfly is an-

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From downtown, we can drop you at your doorstep with a number of different routes. The number #27 Waters Road and the #28 Waters Road run 20 minutes apart until 8:30 p.m. Either will put you right in front of the campus. If you’re coming from another direction you might look at either the #6 or the #20, while not running as frequently, they might also serve your needs.

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Abercorn Street is to Savannah what Peachtree Street is to Atlanta. Our busses run up and down it all day long every 20 minutes. Need to get to school? Fear not. From downtown to the South side, the #14 Abercorn is the way to go. This run for many years was actually called the #14 Armstrong. Every bus in our system connects with the #14. If that’s not enough, the # 6 Crosstown, which is a southside crosstown bus, will also take you within spitting distance of Armstrong. OK, newbies, welcome to Savannah. I hope this guide will help you meet your mobility needs. If we can help in anyway, do not hesitate to call — our number is 233-5767, and a transit agent will be standing by to assist you. You can also log on to our awardwinning website at catchacat.org. If you’re on the street and need some help, just look for me — I’m the CAT behind the wheel with the smile on his face. w


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Brighter Day Health Foods

1102 Bull St. 236-4703 For those in a hurry, the deli inside this health food store offers an extensive array of prepared sandwiches, including Tempeh Salad, Barbecue Tofu, Cucumber Hummus, Avocado, and Baked Cheese. Or try one of the organic dishes from the deli case. (Most are vegan.) If the weather is cool enough, take your meal across the street to Forsyth Park for a picnic.

Mellow Mushroom

11 West Liberty St. 495-0705 I’ve been going to Mellow Mushroom for years, and it’s never disappointed me. It’s a dependable, ultra-casual pizza joint with funky murals and servers who seem more like your buddies than your waiters. Despite its commitment to high-quality food and healthy ingredients, the restaurant never seems to take itself too seriously. This down-to-earth feeling is really what makes the restaurant so enjoyable. I usually get one of the several vegetarian “Monumental Hoagies” or a calzone made with their signature spring water dough. For pizza-lovers, the menu offers a huge assortment of toppings, so get creative! Or order the MegaVeggie and prepare to be wowed by its twelve toppings.

Moe’s Southwest Grill

321 Habersham St. 234-1971 This cozy cafe on the corner of Troup Square offers a creative menu of high-quality, fresh fare including sandwiches, salads, and egg dishes. Little stars mark the menu items that are vegan or can be made vegan. Firefly Café is a popular but small weekend brunch spot, so reservations are helpful if you don’t want to wait too long for a table. Both indoor and outdoor seating is available. (The restaurant is closed on Mondays.)

7801 Abercorn St. 303-6688 If you find yourself on the Southside with a big appetite, there are several chain restaurants that are great for vegetarians and vegans. One of my favorites is Moe’s Southwest Grill, an extremely casual but tasty restaurant that offers burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and fajitas made to order Subway-style. The portions are huge, the salsa selection is good, and the menu is highly customizable. Everything can be made vegetarian, because grilled tofu is a protein option. This is a great place to go for a quick bite after shopping. If you¹re like me, you won’t be able to finish your gigantic burrito because you ate your chips first. Not to worry, just grab a togo bag and eat the leftovers later!

Locos Grill and Pub

Metro Coffeehouse

Firefly Café

301 W. Broughton St. 236-8711 8108 Abercorn St. 921-2199 This Athens-based chain of bar-andgrills is good when you want to “get your party (and your drink) on.” With ten-dollar buckets of beer every day, happy hour deals, and Thursday team trivia, this is the place for letting off steam after a long day at work. The servers at Locos are extra-friendly and attentive, which means I always leave happy. The meatless menu items are already tasty, but you can make them even better by getting creative with substitutions and additions. I usually get barbecue sauce on the side if I order a sandwich.

402 MLK Jr. Blvd. 232-9545 After its 2005 opening, the Metro Coffee House quickly became the coffee shop of choice among SCAD students because of its late (and I mean LATE) hours, comfortable furniture, and unique menu items. The Metro is the only place in Savannah to offer the intriguing “bubble tea,” a highly customizable drink with tapioca pearls on the bottom. If you’re not a bubble person, try the vegan chocolate peanut butter smoothie, which is more like a milk shake than a smoothie. It’s almost too easy to stay at the Metro for hours with a group of friends, playing board games on the comfy couches or having a late-night study session. During the school year, the coffeehouse usually stays open until 4 a.m. on weekends.

The Sentient Bean

13 E. Park Ave. 232-4447 True to its name, the Sentient Bean is the conscious coffee shop of Savannah, offering only fair-trade, organic coffee and a completely meat-free menu. Try the popular Greek Isles panini, or order a fresh-baked scone to go with your espresso. If you’re a vegan with a sweet tooth, this is the perfect place to go; many of the baked goods are vegan, and the staff is happy to make your lunch vegan too. The Sentient Bean is known for its nightly music, indie film showings, and open mic nights, so be sure to check the calendar of events before you leave.

Sushi Zen

41 Whitaker St. 233-1188 1100 Eisenhower Dr. Unit 4 303-0141 If you’re looking for clean flavors, extra-fresh ingredients, and a meal that fills you up without giving you that afterThanksgiving feeling, Sushi Zen is the place to go. This authentic Japanese restaurant offers a plethora of sushi rolls, appetizers, and grilled dishes. Each of the two locations has its own advantages, so try both to find your favorite. I personally like the relaxed, spacious atmosphere of the Eisenhower Sushi Zen more than the bustling Whitaker restaurant, but many students and young locals find the downtown location more convenient due to its stated 4 a.m. closing time Thursday through Saturday (!). My suggestion: let the staff help you decide what to order. I always enjoy what they recommend. And don’t forget the sake!

Sweet Leaf Smokery

606 Abercorn St. 447-5444 Sweet Leaf pushes “barbecue joint” to the next level. This new little smokery is a great place to go with friends. The funky décor and friendly atmosphere make for a very fun dining experience. However, it’s the food that really makes Sweet Leaf memorable. The restaurant offers a simple but solid menu of smoked dishes for carnivores, herbivores, and everyone in between. The servers are helpful and seem to enjoy assisting diners with their menu choices. When I went there last, the waitress suggested the Smoked Tofu Wrap with added smoked veggies. It was perfect! w

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here’s no need to stress about vegan and vegetarian fare in Savannah. Contrary to popular opinion, it’s really not that hard to find here. By taking a good look at the menu and asking the right questions, you can find what you want virtually anywhere. But to get you started, here are some of my favorite places in town for vegan/vegetarian dining. It’s by no means an exhaustive list, so no one should be offended at being left off of it. These are just a few suggestions to begin your quest:

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PURE photography cooperative promotes the value of the traditional darkroom

Michelle Phillips, Kathleen Thomas, Annie Patrick, Bill Ballard, Carly Price

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hile most of us have taken the plunge into digital photography — whether as eager enthusiasts, casual cellphone clickers or reluctantly through the demands of our profession — a small but dedicated local group seeks to keep alive what they call the “magic of the darkroom.” And they’re gaining a lot of support. Callling themselves the PURE Community Photo Cooperative -- PURE is an acronym for “Photographers Using Real Elements” -- this growing group of aficionadoes celebrates the unique art form of traditional black and white photography, which they say no digital light-sensor chip can ever completely replicate. In order to do so, they’re working to fund and set up a community darkroom equipped with the venerable but rapidly-disappearing tools of their trade: enlarger, sink, trays, film paper, processing chemicals. “How can you paint without a paintbrush and paint?” is how one of PURE’s founders, Kathleen Thomas, puts it. “We’re about the raw materials. You use more of yourself when you’re physically engaged in fine art photography,” she says. “It’s a craft as well as an art form, where you’re in charge of everything. So much digital photography is preprogrammed for you.” Cofounder Bill Ballard, a veteran photographer, says he’s been shocked at how completely digital technology has altered the landscape of his field, making its traditional tools phantoms of the past. “Some kids come to school here having never shot a film camera,” he says. “In 2005 Kodak ended production of all black and white film paper. The German company

AGFA shut down its entire photo division.” While both Thomas and Ballard make it clear that PURE certainly doesn’t expect to reverse current industry trends, they say not only is the final result of traditional photography better-looking, it’s also just more fun. “We don’t want to be seen as anti-digital,” says Thomas. “We know that in some areas, like in the publication world, digital is much more convenient. But we think it’s wrong to cover over traditional photography and not make available the materials to continue it as a fine art.” With darkroom photography, “so much is open to the creativity and vision of the photographer,” Ballard says. “You can print ten different prints from the same negative and they’re all different, but equally good.” “There are so many different nuances with black and white photography,” Thomas adds. “There’s a whole tonal range with different papers and temperatures. No two will be completely alike.” But the real pleasure, they say, is in the process — both individually and working beside other like-minded photographers. “When I photograph digitally it’s not that different. But post-processing is dramatically different,” Ballard says. “It’s not something I look forward to or feel creative in doing. But when I shoot film I can’t wait to start working with the images.” Ballard currently has work on display at The Gallery in City Market, most of which is digital. “I’ve never had anyone look at one of my digital images and say, ‘Wow, you did that in Photoshop?’” he laughs. “Whereas with one my silver gelatin images, they’ll say, ‘Wow,


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Thomas says the seed of PURE became planted in her head while she was writing in her journal the day after Christmas. “I realized I was stockpiling all these images, just shooting and shooting piles of photos in rolls and in contact sheets, but I had no place to develop them, no place to make images,” she recalls. “I thought, I know there’s others out there like me. So I began talking to other people in coffee shops and places around town, sort of exchanging notes about how we don’t do darkroom work anymore.” Billard got involved with Thomas when the two had back-to-back shows at the Starlander Gallery and Coffeehouse -- site of the current PURE fundraiser show -- in 2005. “I had just moved here from Atlanta in 2004 looking for a place to show my work. I had a commercial darkroom I worked out of in Atlanta, but coming to Savannah I soon discovered there was nothing here,” he says. “I approached SCAD to see if I could use their darkroom, and they said absolutely not. Armstrong said theirs was too small to rent to anybody. All the people with private darkrooms said, no you absolutely cannot use my darkroom.” Ballard say the dearth of darkrooms sped up his transition to digital photography. “I wasn’t happy about it — I felt forced into it with no recourse.” Eventually PURE gathered other core members along the way — including Tamas Horvath, Annie Patrick, Michelle Phillips and Carly Price -- and began to explore ways

to generate funds in order to purchase the all-important darkroom equipment they’d need to make their dream of an independent, self-supporting photography cooperative a reality. The show at the Starlander Cafe, up now through the end of the month, is a fundraiser to do just that. The eventual goal is to have a working space PURE can call its own within a calendar year from now. In the meantime, donations are welcome. “We’ve got a call out for everything,” Thomas says. “We’ve gotten some donations already -- an enlarger, a sink, some chemicals and trays and other equipment. We’ve had a lot of support from people like Linda Jensen at Armstrong, and places like Bay Camera and PhotoSCAD. We’re also really indebted to Jerome Meadows for helping us get ready for the show — he has a darkroom for his acid etching that he let us use.” Thomas says PURE’s vison is to be near downtown, perhaps in the Starland Design District, renting an affordable, shared warehouse-type space with about six enlarging stations and a central washinig area. In the meantime, PURE continues to staff a booth at the weekly Starland Farmer’s Market every Saturday morning. “It’s a good place for us, a good community-based environment,” Thomas says. “A lot of people come up and have the same feelings we have on the issue.” Visitors to PURE’s Starlander show can expect to see a variety of landscapes, figurative works, architectural photos and portraiture, with both framed and unframed work available. “We have these packages of notecards we’re selling,” Thomas says. “Each one is an original silver gelatin print, so it’s valuable.” w PURE (Photographers Using Real Elements) hosts a group benefit exhibition at Starland District’s Starlander Café, 11 East 41st St. during September. All images in the show were printed from silver gelatin negatives utilizing traditional darkroom methods. For info or to donate items, e-mail PURE at puredarkroom@gmail.com

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you did that in your darkroom?’ That’s the satisfaction of it.” Thomas agrees. “Part of the beauty of traditional film is anticipating the latent image, not knowing what you’re going to get,” she says. “There’s a certain feeling with darkroom work, an alchemy, a special magic. The darkroom is the only place to get it.” Ballard says one fellow photographer who moved to all-digital work told him, “I miss the darkroom — it gets lonely staring at a computer screen all by myself.”

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ell, it’s that time of year again. Time for area colleges and universities to not only welcome back returning students, but to introduce many to both a new school and a new town. Yet plenty of the young people filling dorm rooms and off-campus apartments have a great deal more on their minds than acing Life Drawing or English 101. Simply put, lots of kids ship off to college in hopes of starting or joining a band. And while there’s no doubt the live music scene centered around Savannah’s many colleges and universities (not to mention the ever-increasing number of impressive projects emerging from local high schools) has grown exponentially over the past two decades, in some key respects, hindrances that have long hobbled the scene still remain. Chief among those stumbling blocks is a distinct lack of safe and secure places to re-

hearse at full volume. Wait. Strike that. In a move sure to bring a sigh of relief to countless area players, one local musical instrument retailer has taken the bold step of opening the area’s only serious, professional practice facility. It’s the first time Savannah’s musical community has had the option of easily renting clean, acoustically-treated, climate controlled, private rehearsal rooms in a variety of sizes and configurations by the month, the week, the day, or even the hour. And it’s not much of an overstatement to say this exciting development just might have the most significant positive impact on the local underground music scene since, well… since anyone can remember. By “underground,” I mean non-commercial or otherwise outside of the mainstream, but in truth that’s also a damnable pun, as the rehearsal spaces in question are in fact

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Unlike most U.S. cities, our proximity to the coast makes finished cellars or basements hard to come by, which knocks out the prototypical location for making a racket necessary for a player to develop their own “sound,” or for a new band to find their groove. That basically leaves garages, homes, apartments and warehouses as the only realistic options for most acts to use — some of which are costly, and all of which have their share of pitfalls.

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Wasabi’s erage rock, blues, jazz or folk group. That includes brand-new guitar and bass amps and full drums sets with cymbals. And this is not entry-level or low-grade equipment. Lindsey points out that Annie’s has stocked 12 Below with some of the best makes and models they carry, including Gretsch, Sonor, PDP and Drum Workshop trap sets, Sabian, Zildjian and Meinl cymbals, SWR bass amps, and guitar rigs by Fender, Hughes & Kettner and Orange, as well as an upright acoustic piano. While many musicians may be wary of rehearsing on instruments different from (and in many cases, much nicer than) their own, Lindsey says most will come to relish the convenience this small change affords. “I’m a bass player in my church band. I’ve gotten used to being able to show up and have my rig already there, just waiting for me to plug into. Most musicians don’t have that luxury,” he says. “It’s also cool to let local musicians play on equipment that might normally be out of their price range. Instead of just testing it out for a few minutes in a store with a lot of strangers standing around, they can actually play on it for an extended period of time and get a feel for whether or not it works with their needs.” Lindsey says they’ll offer discounts off hourly rates for folks who want to use their gear, but are prepared to map out a solid rehearsal schedule and pay for a larger block of time up front. “We’re happy to offer lower prices for daily, weekly or monthly rentals, making it even more affordable for the musician who doesn’t have a lot of money to throw around, but still wants to take their rehearsal time as seriously as possible.” 12 Below also features a lounge area with soda and snack machines, but Lindsey cautions no food or drinks are allowed in the rooms, and the entire facility is smoke, drug and alcohol free. In an effort to keep the spaces safe and friendly for all, anyone violating these rules will be banned. Lindsey also notes they’ll have a full selection of “emergency supplies” for musicians on sale at the check-in desk – including guitar strings, picks, cables, capos and tuners, drumsticks, drum heads, microphones and cables, and PA accessories. These will be available during the rehearsal space’s normal operating hours — until midnight Monday through Saturday, which means any working musician who forgets or breaks a key piece of gear before or during their late-night shows could conceivably dart down to Broughton Street on their break and salvage the gig. “No other music store anywhere near here stays open past around 8 p.m.,” explains Lindsey. “So we expect this added service will be a big help to local players.” w 12 Below celebrates their Grand Opening with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 3 p.m. Wednesday. For more info call 495-9525.

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“We’re excited to play a role in conditioning the Savannah music community into coming to professional rehearsal studios, rather than having to make do elsewhere,” enthuses 12 Below’s General Manager Gary Lindsey, an affable local musician with a background in marketing and management. Lindsey was recruited by store founder Annie Allman to helm this new branch of her expanding business. He grew up in the Midwest and spent time in several Northern states where the idea of using dedicated rehearsal rooms is well entrenched. He realizes this concept is new to many in this area, but is certain most local players will soon see it as the most logical way to hone their talents. “Practicing in your house or garage usually works out for a while,” he continues. “But eventually, if you’re playing any type of loud music, you’re gonna get that knock on the door, and it’ll be a family member, or a neighbor, or maybe even the police telling you to shut up,” he continues. “I was looking at savannahunderground. com this morning and was reading a post on their message boards from someone complaining they’d been told by the police that if they received another complaint about the noise they were in big trouble,” he says. “The way we hope to prove 12 Below’s worth to people is by offering incredible service, a great staff made up of professional musicians, and rates so competitive the average person or band can easily afford.” In fact, a quick glance at the facility’s most recent rate sheet (which Lindsey notes has been reconfigured and made easier to understand since the spaces’ initial promotional brochures proved confusing to some) shows a straightforward pricing scheme that —especially when divided among a number of band members— is well within the reach of most young artists who appreciate the benefits of solitude and security. Hourly rates range from a low of $7 (for the smallest rooms during the “off-peak” hours of 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.) to a high of $30 (for the largest rooms during peak hours of 6-10 p.m.). “If you have three, four or five people in your band,” he adds, “suddenly you’ll see that it doesn’t cost that much at all — especially for what you’re getting.” So, what are you getting? Well, for one thing, renters can select between four different size spaces, ranging from small units for solo drummers or pianists (or for two guitarists who might want a quiet spot for some intense, face-to-face songwriting), all the way up to rooms which could comfortably hold seven people and their gear, and which boast a professionalgrade Tascam CD recorder — for making reference recordings of entire practices by plugging directly into the PA. Yes, that’s right. Each room comes equipped with its own PA system: mics, cables and speakers. But that’s not all. In a move which Lindsey says has brought looks of amazement from most who have toured the facilities, each room also includes enough basic gear for the av-

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The labor of love of Robyn Reeder, owner of the nearby Primary Arts Supply, Civvies New & Recycled Clothing is opening a second and larger location at 20 E. Broughton St. The clothing store has been operating at 35 Montgomery St. for a year and a half, and that location will remain open. The deal with Civvies is customers bring their “former favorites” to the store and a buyer offers trade or cash. The second Civvies kicks off its grand opening the evening of Friday Sept. 21. At left is the flyer for their big fashion show later that night.

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Singing AASU’s praises

Renowned tenor and Savannah native Earnest Murphy returned to his alma mater for a performance on Aug. 30. Below, Armstrong Atlantic President Tom Jones (at left) welcomes Murphy back to AASU, giving him a framed drawing of the school he attended, Armstrong Junior College. Murphy made his musical debut as “Nanki-Poo,” the leading male role, in the Armstrong Masquers production of The Mikado in 1951.

The beloved Blue Angels Skyhawk across the street from the NROTC building on the Savannah State University campus was recently repainted by volunteers from Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation. Donating tools and materials were United Rental of Garden City, DuPont of Atlanta and River Supply of Thunderbolt. Donated by the Naval Air Museum in Pensacola, Fla., the Skyhawk commemorates Savannah State University NROTC graduate and the first AfricanAmerican to fly with and later command the Navy Blue Angels, Captain Donnie L. Cochran, USN (Ret). The aircraft, first went on display in 1991 and was dedicated to Cochran in 1996.

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A woman became upset when her “baby daddy” refused to take their one-year-old son to an appointment with a lawyer. An officer was dispatched to the scene on a report of a person with a knife. The officer arrived at Atkinson Avenue and Hale Street, did pat-downs on the man and the woman, and determined there was no knife. The woman said she and her boyfriend fought, but there were no threats or physical violence. The man said the argument was just an argument, and the woman didn’t touch him or make any threats. The officer checked on the welfare of the couple’s children and determined they were fine and in good health. There were no visible injuries or either the man or woman.

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• A Jordan Drive resident called police to report that her son had broken her front window. The woman told an officer that her son had called her and said he was on his way home. She told him he wasn’t allowed to go back to her house because he is disrespectful to her. She said her son came to the house anyway and banged on the front door, trying to gain entry. When the woman told him to go away, she said he broke the front window with his hand. By the time the officer arrived, the suspect was gone. The officer could see lots of blood and glass on the front entryway, and the blood trail went to the street and stopped. The woman said she didn’t want to have her son arrested, she just wanted him to replace the front window. She was given a case report number card. • The L.L. Bean company notified a local woman to inform her her credit card number had been stolen online. Two charges were made on the card. The first was made to Urban Outfitters in the amount of $328.39, which resulted in a shipment to Africa. A second charge was made to Urban Outfitters and also was supposed to be shipped to Africa, but that shipment was stopped. The woman’s husband spoke with a police detective, who advised the couple to make a police report. •An officer was sent to an East 69th Street home on a report of a domestic dispute. When the officer arrived, a woman at the scene said she called police because her husband was “freaking out” and raising his voice. She said her husband hadn’t taken the medicine he needs to prevent seizures, and said he acts that way when he forgets to take the medicine.

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The man said he had been laying bricks all day in the heat. He said when he got home, he started to get confused. His wife said she checked with family members and learned her husband hadn’t taken his medication. She called police because she was afraid she wouldn’t be able to get him calmed down, but as soon as she gave him his medication, he calmed down immediately. • The owner of a fast-food restaurant on Montgomery Cross Road was operating pressure-washing equipment on the parking lot when two men walked up on foot and brandished pistols. One of the men said, “Give me the dollars” and made the victim sit down on the concrete next to the store. The other suspect went to the victim’s truck. The victim’s dog, a pit bull, was inside the vehicle and seemed to scare the suspects. One told the victim, “I’m gonna be nice to you today and not take your truck.” The man was robbed of about $50 in cash but was not injured. The suspects told him to lie under his vehicle, then they walked away. Security video from the restaurant was provided to police. Two officers recognized one of the suspects from the video. • A Wesley Street resident told police that her neighbor had been shouting threats at her son when he walked by her house on his way to the store. She said her son uses the public sidewalk when he passes the woman’s residence. The neighbor denied making verbal threats, but said that the woman’s son has been walking through her yard after being told repeatedly to stay off the property. She said she has filed three police reports in reference to the woman’s son. Both parties were given case report number cards and advised on warrant procedures. w

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to prosecutors, Michael and Iana Straw had plenty of food in their house, but both babies were found severely malnourished and ill in a home marked by squalor except for the expensive computer equipment that occupied the couple nearly all their waking moments. Prolific Fetishists: Maeyasu Kawamura, 60, indicted in Osaka, Japan, in June (8,000 stolen pieces of women’s clothing); Shigeo Kodama, 54, arrested in Hiroshima in February (3,977 panties, 355 bras); a 27-year-old man, accused by police in Waukesha, Wis., in May (1,500 pairs of teenage girls’ shoes); Chih Hsien Wu, 43, charged in Fort Collins, Colo., in May (1,300 undergarments belonging to Colorado State University women); Garth Flaherty, 24, charged in Pullman, Wash., in March (1,500 women’s undergarments, weighing 93 pounds); Kevin Parrett, 51, sentenced in Faulkton, S.D., in May (800 women’s undergarments); Dan Trompke, 37, sentenced in Kearney, Neb., in August (more than 500 women’s undergarments).

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both U.S. treatment of Muslims and the corruption of Islam by violent fundamentalists. Sweden’s army turned down 600 draftees Bands such as Diacritical, Vote Hezbollah in July, claiming that it did not have enough and the Kominas (Punjabi for “bastards”) officers to supervise them, but about 350 of describe their music with the term (loosely the conscripts launched a formal protest, translated) “hard-core piety.” demanding to serve. Said one, “I was upset. Some radio stations in Israel have What was I going to do for a year?” The banned male singer Eliyahu Faizkov, 20, National Service Administration arranged supposedly because he sings in a falsetto for 100 of the draftees to get into the army voice. According to some rabbinical scholanyway, with 160 others re-registering for ars, Jewish law forbids men to listen to fethe next round. males’ voices, or female-sounding voices, The 14 branches of the Tari Bunia Bank just as it forbids men from seeing certain in the South Pacific island of Vanuatu act as uncovered parts of women’s bodies. traditional banks (checking accounts, loans, mortgages), but also accommodate local Questionable Judgments tribesmen by accepting tusks, woven mats, The medical association in the Indian shells, giant rocks and other items for destate of Tamil Nadu reprimanded Dr. K. posit into individual accounts at traditional Murugesan in June after his arrest for unrebartered rates. An additional benefit of takmorsefully allowing his 15-year-old son ing in the items, according to a July BBC to perform a Caesarean section on one News dispatch, is that bank robberies of his patients, for the sole purpose are rare, thanks to the “spirits and of qualifying the boy for a world snakes” guarding the artifacts. record in the Guinness Book. The Inexplicable: (1) Annual “cryhard-core baby was born with a fatal coning sumo” events are held in sevgenital defect said to be unrepiety eral Japanese cities every year (the lated to the surgery, but Tamil most recent in Tokyo in April), Nadu’s health minister termed featuring sumo wrestlers holding Murugesan’s office a “butcher’s specially dressed toddlers out in shop.” front of them and coaxing them to cry, with the first bawler declared Fine Points of the the winner. (2) No industrialized Law country has more national holidays In July, Maryland county judge than Italy (12), but a group of legisKatherine Savage dismissed, perlators recently proposed to inadvermanently, a 2004 child-rape charge tently challenge industrial growth by against a Liberian immigrant after adding seven more, according to a finding that he speaks a rare tribal lanJune Reuters dispatch, mostly markguage for which no translators were availing Christian events. able in time to meet the state’s speedy-trial requirement. Nonetheless, according to a Latest Religious Messages Washington Post report, the defendant’s deGod Is Love: (1) Charles Flowers, the dimand for a native speaker might have been a rector of the no-nonsense Christian camp ruse because he speaks English well enough Love Demonstrated Ministries, was arto have attended high school and commurested in August and charged with dragnity college here and to have argued his ging a 15-year-old camper on her stomach innocence to arresting officers. The court acbehind a van after she either could not or tually found three translators (with a fourth would not keep pace on a morning run. (2) in waiting), but each claimed unavailability. In August, Buena Park, Calif., Baptist pasThe Post reporter, also, found other translator Wiley Drake acknowledged asking his tors who could have worked the case. congregation to pray for the deaths of two leaders of Americans United for Separation People Different From Us of Church and State because they had been In June, addiction experts at an calling for an IRS investigation of Drake for American Medical Association meeting disendorsing a presidential candidate (former cussed whether to consider “video game Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee). Said Drake: addiction” as a distinct mental illness (ulti“The Bible says that if anybody attacks God’s mately deciding to await further study), but people ... children will become orphans and one month later, in Reno, Nev., a couple in wives will become widows.” their early 20s were arrested and charged About a dozen Islamic punk-rock bands with abusing their two toddlers by ignoring toured the United States this summer, acthem for long stretches of time while playing cording to a June Newsweek report, with the game Dungeons & Dragons. According most using their music as a loud protest of

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Earth Ark

Scientists hope to establish a massive library of human civilization on the 4.7 2.4 moon to protect o against the wholesale loss of +122 human achievement should a Henriette DeathValley, cataclysmic event wipe out huCalifornia mankind on Earth. Jim Burke, a 4.9 retired NASA expert now workFelix ing at the International Space 5.2 University in Strasbourg, France, says his idea of a “spaceage Noah’s Ark” is one shared by the Alliance to Rescue Civilization (ARC), which also seeks to include backups of Earth’s biological heritage and diversity in a permanently manned lunar facility. “In the Week Ending September 7, 2007 event of a global catastrophe, the ARC facilities will be preCongolese General Laurent Nkunda adpared to reintroduce lost techvanced into the park in pursuit of Rwandan nology, art, history, crops, livestock and, if Hutu rebels. necessary, even human beings to the Earth,” Robert Shapiro, an ARC co-founder and Australian Horse Flu biochemist at New York University, told the An outbreak of equine influenza National Geographic News. has infected nearly 800 horses in Australia, crippling the country’s Gorilla Refuge Invaded horse industry and halting thorA key mountain gorilla sanctuary oughbred racing in two states. along the troubled Democratic The virus is thought to have entered the Republic of Congo-Ugandacountry in a horse being imported from Rwanda border region was overJapan, which has also suffered an outbreak. run by rebel troops, forcing the The highly contagious disease is not infecpark’s rangers to flee and leaving the endantious to humans, but has the same debilitatgered primates unprotected from human ing effect on horses as influenza has on attack. At least eight of the gorillas have people. In rare cases, it can be fatal to been slain so far this year. Norbert Mushenzi horses. of the Congolese Institute for the Conservation of Nature told the BBC: “If Tropical Cyclones anything happens to the mountain gorillas Category 5 Hurricane Felix now, there is nothing we can do.” In midslammed into the Caribbean coast August, a force of 30 rangers was deployed of Central America, killing at least to Virunga National Park in a bid to protect 40 people and unleashing flooding the gorillas from further killings. Those in Nicaragua and Honduras. The rangers retreated as troops loyal to rebel

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Earthquakes

A 4.7 magnitude quake centered in Southern California’s Santa Ana Mountains rocked a wide area from Los Angeles to San Diego. The shaking broke a few windows in Orange County, but otherwise did not cause significant damage. • Earth movements were also felt in coastal Peru, western Mexico, Albania and northern England.

A volcano on uninhabited Fernandina Island, in Ecuador’s Galapagos archipelago, produced an explosive eruption followed by a week of flowing lava. The National Galapagos Park authorities said the eruption of La Cumbre was accompanied by a 5.2 magnitude quake. • A spectacular eruption of Sicily’s Mount Etna produced fountains of lava and plumes of ash, briefly forcing the Mediterranean island’s main airport to shut down. Incandescent flows illuminated the night sky, but did not threaten any populated areas.

Snake Village

Indian snake experts are studying why a small village in West Bengal state is home to one poisonous snake for every two human residents. A recent count by those living in Choto Pashla found more than 3,000 snakes in the village of 6,000 people. Most of the venomous vipers are monocled cobras, a black reptile with a yellow ring around its neck. The snakes can grow to be up to 7 feet in length, and village lore says they arrived en masse during a huge flood 600 years ago. Villagers worship the snakes, offering milk tributes to them during daily ceremonies to the goddess of snakes, Manasa. The Geological Survey of India is investigating the terrain and climate of the village to see exactly why the snakes coexist with humans in such large numbers. People from nearby communities say they are afraid to come to Choto Pashla, where nearly a dozen villagers die of snakebites each year. w

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The writers are banking on the “ah, so that’s how that got there!” effect, but it’s just plain old anticlimactic when the colossally disappointing finale finally arrives. It’s also just flat-out sloppy at times. The first quarter of the season includes some amateurish camera work you’d have beaten out of you in Film 101 and the writers pad the episodes with overlong “previously on” recaps and repeat the last five minutes of each episode at the beginning of the next one. An entire episode is devoted to a pointless, arbitrary alternate future, the new millennium’s equivalent of the “remember that time?” sitcom clip shows of the 80’s. In a nod to (or ripoff of) Lost, the characters are all connected in some way or another, but where Lost mines these links for maximum emotional and thematic impact, Heroes tosses them around like they were pulled out of a hat. And where Lost skillfully weaves references to the Bible, obscure sociologists and Little Miss Sunshine into a cohesive whole, Heroes simply steals. Most comic book fans immediately recognized the show’s doomsday scheme of killing off New York in the name of lasting peace from Alan Moore’s twenty-year-old masterpiece Watchmen (I can’t wait for morons to start accusing Zack Syder’s upcoming film adaptation of ripping off Heroes). That being said, there’s a lot to like here even though the show falls far short of its ambitions. Hayden Panettiere’s oft-advertised cheerleader is a classic Peter Parkeresque archetype, and her relationship with her morally ambiguous father played brilliantly by Jack Coleman is the heart of the show. I can’t imagine anyone not rooting for Masi Oka’s beloved Hiro Nakamura, whose initial silliness gives way to true heroism. The arrogant villain Sylar has cartoonish beginnings (seriously, eating brains?) but Zachary Quinto gives him an unexpected sympathetic side. I’d like to say I have high hopes for the second season. But since Bryan Fuller, the show’s only good writer, is departing to helm the promising-looking Pushing Daisies, I doubt even its most ardent fans will be able to overlook the cracks in its foundation. I’ll be watching, though. I underestimated Heroes once; I won’t make the same mistake twice. w

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ast September I made up my mind that I could only watch one show on Monday nights. Would I choose Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, the highly anticipated drama from multiple Emmy winner Aaron Sorkin which kicked off with one of the best pilot episodes ever filmed? Or would I opt for Heroes, Teen Wolf Too writer Tim Kring’s ridiculous attempt to capitalize on the comic book craze which began with an insufferable pilot with dialogue like, “If God has indeed created himself in his own image, then I submit to you that God is a cockroach”? I made my choice accordingly, but America disagreed. Heroes became NBC’s top-rated show, and Studio 60 became a punchline. I regretted hopping on the wrong bandwagon. I love comic books, I love serialized television, and I really love Lost, its most-cited reference point. My friends who rarely watch TV started raving about it, and Heroes quickly became the water cooler hit in my office. Meanwhile, nobody wanted to talk to me about Danny Tripp and Jordan McDeere’s blossoming romance on Studio 60. So when Heroes came out on DVD a few weeks back, I was first in line. The new season doesn’t start until the end of the month so I’d have time to catch up. I devoured it, rushing through the whole season in just a little over a week. And now I have to ask, what’s the big deal? Heroes is not a good show. Actually it’s half good, which makes it even worse. If it was all bad at least it wouldn’t have any potential to live up to. I’ll have to verge into non-specific spoiler territory to explain myself further, so stop reading now if you want this shimmering jewel to remain untarnished in your mind. I can’t imagine how anyone watches Heroes without wanting to have a sitdown with Kring to walk him through his own show: “OK Tim, this part works, this part is absolutely terrible.” The crap to gold ratio is almost exactly 50/50. Of the twelve main characters, I loved six and wanted the other six to die horrible, brutal deaths (at least two did, thank cockroach God). The writing is almost uniformly awful, and the acting is either leaden or fantastic and therefore undeserving of such lame dialogue. Even worse, the show makes a fatal error by showing us a flash-forward less than halfway through the season of what’s going to happen and spends the rest of the season showing the pieces falling into place.

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First Annual P.U.R.E. Exhibition -Photographers Using Real Elements is a local cooperative devoted to celebrating the darkroom process in photography. This show features the silver gelatin photography of Kathleen Thomas, Bill Ballard, Michelle Phillips and others. Through Sept. 30 at the Starland District’s Starlander Café, 11 East 41st St.

C ‘Nether Regions’ -- TruSpace, Savannah’s newest contemporary art gallery in the Starland District, opens its premier exhibition “Nether Regions.” Through Sept. 21. 2423 DeSoto Ave.

New artists feature work at The Whitney Gallery on Whitaker Street through Oct. 13; top, Sara Friedlander’s ‘San Francisco Salt Flats’; bottom, Mark BradleyShoup’s ‘Strand Structure’; opening reception is Saturday, Sept. 15, 5-8:30 p.m.

7times6 – Chroma Gallery’s annual show will feature new work by Aaron Memmott, Siddharth Parasnis, Lori Keith Robinson, Penelope Moore, Jan Clayton Pagratis, LOJA, and Cedric Smith. Reception Thurs., Sept. 20, 5-8 p.m. and runs through Oct. 31 at Chroma Gallery, 31 Barnard St.

‘Rudimental Hybrids’ -- Exhibit features the work of SCAD painting M.F.A. candidate Charles Clary, whose mixed media compositions chronicle the tales of biological creatures spawned from the frequencies of percussion beats. Through Sept. 28 at May Poetter Gallery, 342 Bull St.

‘A Savannah’ - New works by “Eddie” at the Garrett Gallery in Starland, 2408 Desoto Ave. Wed.Sat. noon-6 p.m.

New Artists@The Whitney -- Whitney Gallery’s annual New Artists Show through Oct. 13 introduces five new additions to the gallery. This group show represents artists from Tennessee, Alabama and California: Terry Strickland, Mark Bradley-Shoup, Sara Friedlander, Rhia and Kate Stamps. Reception Sept. 15, 5-8:30 p.m. Whitney Gallery is at 415 Whitaker St.

‘Operation Home Delivery: Habitat for Humanity Responds to the Gulf Coast Hurricanes’ - Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity and Savannah College of Art and Design School of Building Arts hosts this exhibit featuring dramatic photos of the heartache and devastation caused by hurricanes Katrina and Rita and

AASU Faculty Exhibition -- Sept. 10-Oct. 4 at the AASU Fine Arts Gallery. Ceramic sculpture, paintings, drawings, hand-colored photography, and more will fill the gallery. Join the artists for a gallery reception at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14. Weekdays 9 a.m.-5 pm. Free and open to the public.

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‘Savannah Collects: African Art in Local Collections’ -- African masks, sculptures and objects. Through Oct. 2 at Pei Ling Chan Gallery, 324 MLK Jr. Blvd.

SCAD Gallery Hop -- Friday, Sept. 21, 57 p.m. Free and open to the public. Shuttles run between galleries, and refreshments will be served. Participants may join the gallery hop at any of the stops. Features: Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St.; Pei Ling Chan Gallery, 324 MLK Jr. Blvd.; Red Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St.; May Poetter Gallery, 342 Bull St.

‘Virginia by Design: Thomas Jefferson and the Making of Monticello’ -- SCAD presents this lecture by noted architectural historian Camille Wells, Sept. 18, 6:30-8 p.m., at the Student Center, 120 Montgomery St. Free and open to the public.

‘The Real College Experience’ - Illustrations by George Sandidge at Dimensions Gallery, 412 MLK Jr. Blvd.

‘Zero Heroes’ -- Paintings by Kevin Strickland, SCAD M.F.A. candidate, through Sept. 13 at Alexander Hall Gallery, 668 Indian St.

‘Displaced Identity: The Globalization of Native Americans’ -- Exhibit by collaborative photographers Andrea Robbins and Max Becher and SCAD photography professor Zig Jackson, through Oct. 15 at Red Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St.

‘Take the Burden’ — Solo painting exhibition by SCAD foundation studies professor Gregory Eltringham, through Oct. 7 at Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St.

Group Show — The Grand Bohemian Gallery at the Mansion on Forsyth Park is currently featuring artists John Duckworth, Irene Mayo and Jean Claude Roy. Gwen Flinn and Shirley Daniell — The artists of the month at Gallery 209 are painter Gwen Flinn and jeweler Shirley Daniell. 209 E. River Street. Sue Gouse and Theresa McGraw — Painter Gouse and photographer McGraw are the artists of the month for September at the JEA, 5111 Abercorn St. Gallery 440 — New works in clay by Barbara Duch. Other artists include Olivia McKinley, Tim Coy, Dicky Stone, Charlotte Dunlap, Morgan Kuhn, Frances Walter and owner Fran Thomas, at Gallery 440, 440 Bull St. Jepson Center for the Arts – “Marcus Kenney: Topics in American History,” through Sept. 16; “New Directions in American Drawing,” through Sept. 23; “Philip Morsberger: The Sixties,” through Jan. 20. 207 W. York St. Call 790-8800. Telfair Academy of Arts & Sciences — “19th Century Glass from Savannah Collections,” through Dec. 2. 121 Barnard St. Call 790-8800. w

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‘Crazy Quilts for Modern Times’ — A vibrant display of handmade quilts created by members of the Georgia Quilt Council, Inc., will be on at the City of Savannah’s Gallery S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St., Aug. 13Sept. 28.


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ow many superstitions do you believe? It’s bad luck to throw a hat on a bed. Thirteen is an unlucky number. But are separated twins cursed to die on the day they learn the truth about their birth? Of course not, but it sure makes for some great theater. Willy Russell based his smashhit West End production of Blood Brothers on this ancient superstition. The Savannah Community Theatre will present Blood Brothers in several performances beginning Sept. 14. The production will feature professional actor Andy Meeks as a guest artist. Meeks has a passion for Blood Brothers, especially his own character, a boy separated from his twin at birth. “Their mother can’t afford to keep them,” Meeks says. “She already has seven children. “The woman she works for can’t have children,” he says. “They agree that he’ll grow up and have a fantastic life there, and the mother will get to watch him grow up.” But of course, things don’t work out that way and the adoptive mother eventually sends the birth mother away. “She becomes obsessive and jealous,” Meeks says. So the brothers grow up in entirely different worlds. “One has a distinct Cockney accent, and the other is very proper and thinks anything that’s bad or dirty is just smashing,” Meeks says. The two brothers first meet at age 7 when they play together. “They realize they have the same birthday, and think that’s so neat that they become blood brothers,” Meeks says. Their lives are intertwined until the very end. “The underlying story through the whole show is foreshadowed,” Meeks says. “The narrator guides the audience through all the superstitions, and you watch what happens and how it happens.” Although the brothers die, the ending is as moving as it is tragic, Meeks says. “It is an amazing, emotional, beautiful ending,” he says. “Everyone who sees this show loves it.” Tom Coleman III is directing the show. Five years ago, he directed a production of Blood Brothers at the University of Georgia. “Andy did the role for me,” Coleman says. “When I was going to cast the show, I looked for guys I knew could do it. It’s a very demanding role. “Andy plays ‘Mickey,’ and Ricky Hogue, a guy I worked with four or five years ago, plays ‘Eddie’, the other brother.” The musical has been a huge hit in London for decades. “It’s not just fluff,” Coleman says. “It’s one of those long-running events you should see at least once in a lifetime.” Meeks says he enjoyed working with Coleman on Blood Brothers. “It was our first time working together, before I started my professional career,” he says. “It’s one of my

Andy Meeks, Blood Brothers guest artist and former Rent star

top three favorite shows ever.” Meeks put together a production of Blood Brothers in Atlanta and was eager to repeat the role again. “I’ve only been to Savannah once to visit, and I’m really looking forward to coming back,” he says. The audience knows right from the start that the brothers die. “Most of the time when you leave the theater, you’re happy,” Meeks says. “With Blood Brothers, you’re not necessarily happy, but you are touched.’ Meeks was born and raised in Atlanta. After college, he went to Los Angeles and appeared on soap operas and in musical theater productions. Today, he lives in Roswell with his wife, Lori. “She’s been my best friend since we were 7,” he says. “Her parents went to school with my parents.” Recently, Meeks played the lead role in a national touring company production of Rent. “I’d never been to New York,” he says. “I found an audition for Rent, so I flew to New York and auditioned. I’d like to go back and do the show again. I’m not excited about living in New York City, but I would like to go on tour again.” Lori will join her husband in Savannah. “Next to Rent, this is her favorite show,” Meeks says. Are you a twin? Then Savannah Community Theatre has a deal for you, thanks to publicist Mary Ann Goldman. “Any set of twins who comes gets in two for one,” she says. w Savannah Community Theatre presents the musical Blood Brothers Sept. 14, 15, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 and 30 at 8 p.m. and Sept. 23 and 30 at 3 p.m. The theatre is located at 2160 E. Victory Dr. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for seniors, and at Sunday matinees, children and students are admitted for $15. Twins with ID admitted two for one. Call 898-9021 or visit savannahcommunitytheatre.com.


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The Claire Lynch Band

Leave it to local bluegrass and country music insider Randy Wood to once more bring this Grammy-nominated singer/guitarist in for an intimate, 100-seat concert. A former member of the celebrated ‘70s bluegrass act The Front Porch String Band and leader of her own band for well over a decade, Lynch is known throughout the music biz as possessing one of the finest and most emotive voices in her genre (which has earned her a nomination for Female Vocalist of The Year from the International Bluegrass Music Association), and her songwriting skills have resulted in artists such as Patty Loveless and Kathy Mattea recording her tunes. When not adding guest vocals to records by the likes of Ralph Stanley, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton and Pam Tillis, she tours with her own acclaimed contemporary bluegrass band, which prominently features bassist Missy Raines (a 6-time IBMA winner for Best Bass Player!). Lynch’s occasional appearances at this no-frills listening room about 20 min. from downtown Savannah usually sell out in advance, so you’ll want to call 748-1930 ASAP to reserve $30 advance tickets. Fri., 8 pm, Randy Wood’s Concert Hall (1304 E. Hwy 80, Bloomingdale) - ALLAGES.

Outformation

Plenty of live music fans around town are anxiously awaiting this club show by one of

the better touring bands associated with Athens, Ga.’s own jam-band legends Widespread Panic. Those familiar with Panic —and specifically their late, lamented guitarist Michael Houser— will no doubt already be hip to this group which boasts Houser’s former guitar tech and confidant Sam Holt as one of its key members. While the Southern rock-influenced, exploratory and —at times— trance-like music Outformation plays has a great deal in common with the Panic vibe (Holt does at times seem to channel Houser’s tone and feel), their avowed influences range from Marshall Tucker to Frank Zappa, and their improvisatory take on straight-up “workingman’s” music is landing them fans who have no prior connection to the world of parking lot carnivals and nitrus tanks. Sat., 10 pm, Loco’s (downtown).

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Special appearance (w/Quanstar) at this “Alternative Hip-hop night” by a founding member of the recently split rap act. $10 at the door. Tues., 11 pm, The Jinx. Original rock/metal/ska/punk/funk. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Fiddler’s (downtown).

Baroness

With their international notoriety on the rise and an amazing brand-new CD on esteemed modern metal label Relapse, these hometown heroes are poised for massive success. This is the kickoff show of an almost month-long East Coast tour. Tooth opens. Get there early, it should sell out. Wed., September 19, 11 pm, The Jinx.

The Jeff Beasley Band

Electric blues, early rock & roll, plus funky R & B originals. Wed., 7 pm (solo) & Fri., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar + Sat., 8 pm, The Warehouse (w/Bottles & Cans).

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Local blues-rock act fronted by a talented guitarist known for his slide work. Fri., 8 pm, The Warehouse.

Phantom Wingo

High-energy Southern soul with extended guitar jams, a la Gov’t Mule. Thurs., 9 pm, Fiddler’s (downtown).

Quiet Company

Infectious, lush and brainy Austin, Tx. power-pop trio that sound like The Posies and The Flaming Lips competing to see who can write the best Elliot Smith tribute. No idea if they can pull it off live, but on record it’s great. Fri., 10 pm, Guitar Bar.

8th Annual Savannah Pride

Trashy, swinging Delta blues. Wed., 9 pm, Bay Street Blues + Thurs., 8 pm, Dawg House Grill + Fri., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge + Sat., 8 pm, The Warehouse + Mon., 10 pm, Fiddler’s (downtown) w/Jeff Beasely.

All-day celebration of Gay, Lesbian, Bi and Transgendered citizens, w/vendors, food, booze and entertainment by Kimberley Locke (of American Idol), DJ Joe Bermudez and folk singer Eric Himan. Family-oriented, and lawn chairs are welcome. Sat., 11 am - 9 pm, Johnson Square.

Eric Britt

Savannah Sinfonietta

Bottles & Cans

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Regional “Southern Rock Funk” quartet with a strong grunge influence. Thurs. Fri., 8 pm, The Island Grill (Pt. Wentworth) + Sat., 8:30 pm, Robin’s Nest (Pooler).

Singer/songwriter from alt.rockers Hazel Virtue. Thurs. + Sun., 8:30 pm, Moon River Brewing Co.

DJ Sandoors

Hungarian Sandor Nagy shifted from drumming in European grind-core bands to recording and spinning “electro-house and trance/headbanging” dance music. Fri., 11 pm, B & B Ale House.

Gabriel Donahue

Irish-born multi-instrumentalist/singer who’s toured the world as a live member of The Chieftains, and scored Top 10 hits in his homeland. Wed. - Sun., Kevin Barry’s.

Eat Mo’ Music

Funky and smooth instrumental souljazz quartet. Fri., 9:30 pm, Tantra Lounge.

Willie Heath Neal

Outlaw-country singer/songwriter who cut his teeth on punk rock before discovering Steve Earle and Hank Sr. and diving into psycho-billy. Fri., 11 pm, The Jinx.

Works by Arnold, Mendelssohn and Brahms kick of their new season. Ticket info at (800) 514-3849. Fri., 8 pm, The Plantation Club (The Landings) + Sat., 8 pm, Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church (429 Abercorn St.).

The Brock Scott Quartet

Eclectic regional act combining ambient melodies with aspects of jazz, folk, blues and rock. With Just Friends and In The Picture. Sat., 8 pm, Metro Coffee House - ALL-AGES.

Superhorse

First show in almost 6 months by this 7-piece local pre-punk act drawing inspiration from the VU, Modern Lovers, Stones, Ramones and The Stooges, among others. Sat., 10 pm, The Jinx.

Voodoo Soup

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AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill) Thomas Claxton (7 pm) B & D BURGERS (Southside) Live Music TBA (10 pm) BAJA CANTINA (The Landings) Maurice & Doubleday (7:30 pm) THE BAMBOO ROOM - formerly TANGO (Tybee) Jason Courtenay BARNES & NOBLE (Oglethorpe Mall) Open Mic (8 pm) BAYOU CAFÉ Chief (9 pm) BAY STREET BLUES Karaoke (9 pm) BENNIE’S (Tybee) Karaoke w/DJ Levis (9:30 pm) BERNIE’S ON RIVER STREET Karaoke (9 pm) BLAINE’S BACK DOOR BAR #@*! Karaoke THE BREW PUB (Hilton Head) Live Music TBA (10 pm) BUFFALO’S CAFÉ (Hinesville) Karaoke (7 pm) CAFÉ LOCO (Tybee) Jude Michaels (8 pm) CHUCK’S BAR #@*! Karaoke (10 pm) CLUB ONE Insutrial Resurrection w/DJ Shrapnel (10 pm) CREEKSIDE CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.) Live Music TBA (6 pm) DAIQUIRI BEACH Karaoke (10 pm) DAWG HOUSE GRILL Live Music TBA (7 pm) DINGUS MAGEE’S Live Music TBA (9 pm) DOC’S BAR (Tybee) Roy & The Circuit Breakers DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Sandfly) Live Music TBA (7 pm) FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH (Tybee) “Georgia Kyle” Shiver & Fiddlin’ Scott Holton (7 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (River St.) Phantom Wingo (9 pm) grapevine (wilmington isl) Gail Thurmond (6:30 pm) THE GRILL BEACHSIDE (Tybee) Live Music TBA (7 pm) HANG FIRE (37 Whitaker St.) DJ KZL (10 pm) HERCULES (Pt. Wentworth) Live Music TBA (7:30 pm) THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth) Perception (8 pm) THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head) The Lavon Stevens Project w/Louise Spencer (8 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR Trae Gurley’s “Swoonatra” (7 pm) THE JINX Dance Party w/DJ D-Frost & Friends (10 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S Gabriel Donahue KOKOPELLI’S JAZZ (107 W. Broughton St.) Jazz Jam Session w/The Alex Nguyen Group (8:30 pm) LOCOS DELI & GRILL (Southside) Team Trivia w/Kowboi (7 pm) LUTHER’S RARE & WELL DONE (Beaufort) Branan Logan (6:30 pm) MANSION ON FORSYTH PARK Pianist David Duckworth (5 pm), Vocalist Roger Moss & Pianist Eric Jones (8 pm) MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE Nancy Witt MCDONOUGH’S Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE Voodoo Soup (10 pm) MOON RIVER BREWING CO. Eric Britt (8:30 pm) MURPHY’S LAW IRISH PUB The Train Wrecks (10 pm) MYRTLE’S BAR & GRILL (Bluffton) J. Howard Duff (7:30 pm) NORTH BEACH GRILL (Tybee) Live Music TBA (6 pm) ONE HOT MAMA’S (Bluffton) Live Music TBA (5 pm) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE) Live Music TBA PLUM’S (Beaufort) Live Music TBA (10:30 pm) POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill) Live Music TBA THE RAIL PUB “Helium Karaoke” w/Wrath Nasty RETRIEVER’S (Statesboro) Live Music TBA (8 pm) SAVANNAH BLUES Live Music TBA (10 pm) continued on page 42

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SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER DJ Blue Ice (Hip-hop, Reggae, Top 40, R & B) SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER INVASION LEVEL 3 DJ Nick J ‘80s, house, breaks, D & B (10 pm) SAVANNAH SMILES (314 Williamson St.) Dueling Pianos (9 pm) SAVANNAH THEATRE ”Broadway on Bull Street” (8 pm) SLUGGER’S Trivia w/Charles & Mikey (10 pm) SORRY CHARLIE’S Live Music TBA (10 pm) SPANKY’S (River St.) Live Music TBA (8 pm) STEAMER’S (Georgetown) Live Music TBA (9 pm) TANTRA LOUNGE DJ In A Coma (11 pm) TIKI HUT (Hilton Head) SwYrl (6 pm) TOMMY’S (Pooler) Karaoke w/Jeff & Rebecca TROPICANA NIGHTCLUB DJ Southstar spins Top 40 (10 pm) TUBBY’S (River St.) Live Music TBA (6 pm) TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt) Live Music TBA (6 pm) UNCLE BUBBA’S OYSTER HOUSE Live Music TBA (7 pm) VENUS DE MILO Hip-Hop Night w/DJ Maytag (10 pm) THE WAREHOUSE Jeff Beasley (8 pm) WASABI’S Live DJ Frankie-C spins Hip-hop & Electric Fusion (8 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ The Positions WILD WING CAFÉ (Bluffton) Live Music TBA (10:30 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ (Hilton Head) Live Music TBA (10:30 pm)

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AJ’S DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT (Tybee) “Georgia Kyle” Shiver (7 pm) AMERICAN LEGION POST #36 (Thunderbolt) Karaoke AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill) Live Music TBA (9 pm) B & B ALE HOUSE DJ Sandoors spins Electro-House & Trance-Headbanging (11 pm) B & D BURGERS (Southside) Live Music TBA (9 pm) BAHAMA BOB’S (Pooler) Perception (9:30 pm) BAJA CANTINA (The Landings) Live Music TBA (7 pm) BAY STREET BLUES Karaoke (9 pm) BAYOU CAFÉ Live Music TBA (9 pm), Live Music TBA (10:30 pm) BENNIE’S (Tybee) Karaoke w/DJ Levis (9:30 pm) BERNIE’S ON RIVER STREET Karaoke (9 pm) BILLY’S PLACE (above MCDONOUGH’S) Nancy Witt BOGEY’S Live Music TBA (9 pm) THE BRITANNIA (Wilmington Isl.) Live Music TBA (9 pm)

CAFÉ LOCO (Tybee) Live Music TBA (8 pm) CAPTAIN’S LOUNGE #@*! Karaoke CLUB ONE Local Cast, DJ Jason Hancock (Main Floor) CRYSTAL BEER PARLOR The Beer Parlor Ramblers (7:30 pm) DAQUIRI ISLAND (Abercorn) Karaoke DEWEY’S DOCKSIDE (Tybee) Paul Broussard (6 pm) DIMENSIONS ART GALLERY Brittany Bosco (8 pm) DINGUS MAGEE’S (Statesboro) Live Music TBA (9 pm) DOC’S BAR (Tybee) Roy & The Circuit Breakers DOLPHIN REEF LOUNGE @ OCEAN PLAZA (Tybee) Eric Britt (3 pm), Live Music TBA (8 pm) DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown) “World Famous” DJ Sam Diamond DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Sandfly) Live Music TBA (7 pm) EL PICASSO (319 Main St., Garden City) Karaoke (8 pm) FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH (Tybee) The One Too Many Band (9 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (River St.) Argyle (9 pm) * FRENCH QUARTER CAFÉ (Statesboro) Live Music TBA (8 pm) FRIENDLY’S TAVERN 2 #@*! Karaoke GAYNA’S BAR (Tybee) Karaoke (9 pm) GILLEY’S (Hinesville) Live Music TBA (9 pm) GUITAR BAR Quiet Company (10 pm) HERCULES (Pt. Wentworth) Live Music TBA (8 pm) HUC-A-POOS (Tybee) Live Music TBA (9 pm) THE HYATT Live Music TBA (8 pm) IGUANAS (St. Simons Island) Live Music TBA (9 pm) THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth) Perception (8 pm) THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head) The Noel Frieldine Quintet (8 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR The Jeff Beasely Band (9 pm) JEN’S & FRIENDS Live Music TBA (10 pm) JEPSON CENTER FOR THE ARTS Jepson Live feat. The Ben Tucker All-Star Quartet (6 pm) THE JINX Willie Heath Neal (11 pm) JUKEBOX BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill) Live Music TBA (9 pm) KATHLEEN’S (Beaufort) Live Music TBA (9 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S Gabriel Donahue KING’S INN Karaoke (9 pm) KOKOPELLI’S JAZZ (107 W. Broughton St.) Live Jazz Music TBA (8 pm, 9:30 pm, 11 pm) LOCO’S (downtown) The Boombox (10 pm) LUNA LOUNGE @ IL PASTICCIO Live Music TBA (9 pm)

LUTHER’S RARE & WELL DONE (Beaufort) DaddyGrace (10 pm) MANSION ON FORSYTH PARK Pianist Abebi Stafford (5 pm), The Roger Moss Quintet (9 pm) MARDIS GRAS ON BAY Michael “B-Flat” Sears & Tony Royster, Sr. (7 pm) MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKS Live Music TBA (8 pm) MCDONOUGH’S Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE Bottles & Cans (10 pm) METRO COFFEE HOUSE Corey E. Houlihan, Julia Carroll (8 pm) MOLLY MACPHERSON’S SCOTTISH PUB Live Music TBA (10 pm) MULBERRY INN The Champagne Jazz Trio (8 pm) NORTH BEACH GRILL (Tybee) Live Music TBA (7 pm) ONE HOT MAMA’S (Bluffton) Live Music TBA (10:30 pm) The Plantation Club (the landings) Savannah Sinfonietta’s “Masterworks I” (8 pm) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE) Live Music TBA PLum’s (beaufort) StereoReform (10 pm) POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill) Live Music TBA (8 pm) randy wood’s concert hall (bloomingdale) The Claire Lynch Band (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) RIDERS LOUNGE (Hilton Head) Live Music TBA (9 pm) ROBIN’S NEST (Pooler) Live Music TBA (8 pm) SAVANNAH BLUES Live Music TBA (10 pm) SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER INVASION LEVEL 3 DJ Analog Kid (10 pm) SAVANNAH SMILES (314 Williamson St.) Dueling Pianos (8:30 pm) SAVANNAH THEATRE “Broadway on Bull Street” (8 pm) SCANDALS (Tybee Live Music TBA (9:30 pm) SHIPS OF THE SEA MUSEUM (41 MLK, JR. Blvd) Banjo/ Akonting Weekend w/Bob Zentz (7 pm) SILVER CREEK SALOON (Statesboro) Live Music TBA (8 pm) SORRY CHARLIE’S Live Music TBA (8 pm) SPANKY’S (River St.) Karaoke (9 pm) STEAMERS (Georgetown) Live Music TBA (9:30 pm) STINGRAY’S (Tybee) Randy “Hatman” Smith (7 pm) STOGIE’S DJ Paynt & DJ Mself (10 pm) TANTRA LOUNGE Eat Mo’ Music (9:30 pm) TOMMY’S (Pooler) Live Music TBA (9 pm)

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MARLIN MONROE’S SURFSIDE GRILL (Tybee) Live Music TBA (8 pm) MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKS Live Music TBA (8 pm) MCDONOUGH’S Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE The Jimmy Wolling Band (10 pm) METRO COFFEE HOUSE The Brock Scott Quartet, In The Picture, Just Friends (8 pm) MOLLY MACPHERSON’S SCOTTISH PUB Live Music TBA (10 pm) MOON RIVER BREWING CO. Live Music TBA (8:30 pm) MULBERRY INN The Champagne Jazz Trio (8 pm) MURPHY’S LAW IRISH PUB Seldom Sober (5 pm) NORTH BEACH GRILL (Tybee) Live Music TBA (7 pm) PANINI’S (Beaufort) Jeff Norwood (10 pm) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE) Live Music TBA POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill) Live Music TBA (9 pm) THE RAIL PUB Live Music TBA RED LEG SALOON Live Music TBA (9 pm) RIDERS LOUNGE (Hilton Head) Live Music TBA (10 pm) Robin’ s nest (pooler) Perception (8:30 pm) SAVANNAH BLUES Live Music TBA (10 pm) SAVANNAH JAZZ & BLUES BISTRO (Bluffton) Live Music TBA (8 pm) SAVANNAH SMILES (314 Williamson St.) Dueling Pianos (8:30 pm) SAVANNAH THEATRE “Broadway on Bull Street” (3 pm, 8 pm) SCANDALS (Tybee) Live Music TBA (9:30 pm) THE SEA GRILL (Pt. Wentworth) Live Music TBA (8 pm) SHIPS OF THE SEA MUSEUM (41 MLK, JR. Blvd) Banjo/ Akonting Weekend w/Bob Zentz (7 pm) SILVER CREEK SALOON (Statesboro) Live Music TBA (8 pm) SPANKY’S (River St.) Live Music TBA (10 pm) STEAMERS (Georgetown) Live Music TBA (9 pm) STINGRAY’S (Tybee) Randy “Hatman” Smith (7 pm) STOGIE’S DJs Aushee Knights spinning House and ‘80s (10 pm) TANTRA LOUNGE Live DJ (9:30 pm) TOMMY’S (Pooler) Live Music TBA (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) UNCLE BUBBA’S OYSTER HOUSE (Wilmington Island) Live Music TBA (7 pm) VENUS DI MILO DJ Maytag (10 pm) VFW CLUB (Hinesville) Live Music TBA (9 pm) VIC’S ON THE RIVER Claire Frazier & Peter Tavalin (7 pm) THE WAREHOUSE Bottles & Cans w/Jeff Beasely (8 pm) WASABI’S Live DJ Frankie-C spins Hip-hop & Electric Fusion (8 pm) WESLEY MONUMENTAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (429 Abercorn St.) Savannah Sinfonietta’s “Masterworks I” (8 pm) WET WILLIE’S Live DJ (8 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ Chuck Courtenay & Bucky Bryant (1 pm), The Alternatives (10 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ (Bluffton) Live Music TBA (10 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ (Hilton Head) Live Music TBA (10 pm) YONG’S COUNTRY CLUB (formerly The Music Box) Live Music TBA (9 pm)

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“This is absolute Fantasyland. These people -- I don’t know what they were smoking, but it must have been very good.” So says author James Bamford about the members of the Bush Administration and their actions regarding the Iraq War in this absorbing documentary. At this point in time, all Americans except for the most brainwashed of FOX News fanatics have accepted that this war was a bad idea from the get-go, but No End In Sight offers an excellent analysis of the logistics behind this disaster-in-the-making, insuring that no viewer gets left behind as it carefully details the timeline between 9/11 and now. But only Republicans to the right of, say, Heinrich Himmler can find fault with what can’t be dismissed as simply a liberal tirade: Rather than relying on the usual leftist talking heads like Gore Vidal and Noam Chomsky, writer-director-producer Charles Ferguson gathers interviews with key personnel from within the Iraq campaign, including former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage and General Jay Garner, and allows them to explain how myopic leaders -- among them Donald Rumsfeld (who in his press briefings would come across as a court jester were the consequences of his actions not so dire), Dick Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz and George W. Bush (the latter coming across, not surprisingly, as an imbecile who was kept out of the loop on most key directives by his own underlings) -- made countless decisions that guaranteed this war would be lost before it even started. Iraqi citizens have their say (it’s heartbreaking to see a few lament the destruction of Baghdad’s museum and library, both of which were historical landmarks containing artifacts from over 1,000 years ago), as do American soldiers and even one prowar official (predictably, all the rest refused to be interviewed). It isn’t often that a movie comes along that should be mandatory viewing, but here’s one that should absolutely be integrated into every U.S. high school curriculum. Screens 7 p.m. Sunday Sept. 16 at Victory Square Stadium 9 on Victory Drive, $8, cash only.

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3:10 to Yuma proves to be a rarity among remakes. It doesn’t slavishly copy the original, nor does it update it for modern times. It’s respectful of its predecessor, and when it does make changes from the existing template, they aren’t preposterous or pandering -- rather, they merely take another logical path than the one employed in the previous version. Based on a short story by Elmore Leonard, the 1957 3:10 to Yuma retains its status as a solid Western, typical of the psychologically rooted oaters that emerged in force during that decade. Adding roughly a half-hour to the original’s 92-minute running time, the new take, directed by Walk the Line’s James Mangold, includes more characters and more action sequences, but it takes care not to water down the battle of wills between its two leading characters.

In Glenn Ford’s old role, Russell Crowe plays Ben Wade, a notorious outlaw who’s finally captured by the authorities and scheduled to be transferred via train to the prison in Yuma, Arizona. Dan Evans (Christian Bale in the Van Heflin part) is a rancher by nature -- he’s so mild-mannered that his own wife (Gretchen Mol) and son (Logan Lerman) are often disappointed in him -but because he’s about to lose his home and cattle, he agrees to help transport Wade for $200. Yet while Wade may appear to be the captive, he’s in many ways the one in charge, charming Dan’s family, killing the armed escorts who rub him the wrong way, and keeping Dan on edge with his taunts and bribes. Crowe pours on his bad-boy charisma as Ben Wade, milking it for maximum effect, while Bale embodies the noblest traits that can possibly be found in such a disreputable arena as the Old West. The strong sup-

porting cast is headed up by Peter Fonda as Byron McElroy, a leathery bounty hunter whose past assignments (including the massacre of Native American women and children) qualifies him as one sleazy rider.

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The kids are alright in Superbad; it’s the adults who prove to be a drag. Coming from some of the same talents involved with The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up, this can’t match the impact of its predecessors, despite its best intentions to (slightly) set itself apart in the “teen sex comedy” genre. The movie begins promisingly, as longtime best friends Seth and Evan (Jonah Hill and Michael Cera, both perfectly cast) hope to spend their last couple of months in high school attending cool parties and dating hot girls. With their ultra-geeky pal Fogell (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) along for the


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By borrowing from Jacques Tati, Jerry Lewis and silent-cinema icons like Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, Rowan Atkinson managed to concoct his own singularly unique comic creation in the bumbling Mr. Bean. It’s just a shame that the actor has yet to find a feature film to do his character justice. Mr. Bean’s Holiday has some amusing moments scattered throughout (check out his introduction to a seafood platter), but they’re not enough to sustain an entire picture. That the plot is completely disposable (Bean wins a trip to the south of France but has trouble reaching his destination) shouldn’t matter -- after all, the Tim Burton gem Pee-wee’s Big Adventure wasn’t about anything more than a guy looking for a bicycle -- but for a skeletal framework to properly function, the gags need to be as complex as the story is thin (for prime examples, rent Tati’s masterpieces Playtime and Mon Oncle). But inspiration runs dry long before the film reaches its Cannes-set climax, though cineasts will take pleasure in this portion’s tweaking of pretentious arthouse twaddle. Now whether the small kids who are taken to this G-rated confection view this segment with anything other than boredom remains to be seen.

The Nanny Diaries 1/2

Writer-directors Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, the team behind 2003’s American Splendor, have now returned with an adaptation of The Nanny Diaries, the best-selling (and hotly debated) novel by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus. As before, Berman and Pulcini attempt to embellish their tale with all manner of visual flourishes and eccentric details, but working from a blueprint that doesn’t always lend itself to such touches, the results are more heavy-handed than before. That’s

not to say that this doesn’t offer several rewards of its own making, starting with the strong performances by Scarlett Johansson and Laura Linney. Johansson plays Annie Braddock, a college graduate who, wary of the demands of a career in high finance, ends up landing what she believes will be a less stressful gig as a nanny for a wealthy Manhattan couple known as Mr. and Mrs. X (Paul Giamatti and Linney). Her young

charge, Grayer (Nicholas Art), proves difficult at first but over time softens toward Annie, who’s merely the latest in a long line of nannies. A spiritual companion to The Devil Wears Prada (Nanny preceded Prada in print by one year, and in the film, Mrs. X can be glimpsed reading the fashion industry tell-all), this offers some nicely staged sequences to help gloss over the broad characterizations.

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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 Fordcontinued on page 46

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ride, the boys hope to score some alcohol to bring to a major bash. Using Fogell’s fake ID (on which he’s identified as a 25-year-old simply named McLovin), they set out across town on their holy quest, a mission that turns sour after a robbery spoils their plans and separates Fogell from his pals. Pottymouthed but true to its milieu, Superbad hums along until two cops (played by cowriter Seth Rogen and Saturday Night Live’s Bill Hader) come along to spoil the fun. Tiresome characters, they steer the picture away from its mother lode of comic material, and rather than disappear after making their mark, the pair hang around for the remainder of the film. Superbad gets back on track in the late innings, and it’s here that the movie’s true theme -- the fierce and touching bond that can establish itself between two boys suffering the slings and arrows of outrageous high school shenanigans -- becomes most pronounced. So whenever it centers on its teenage characters, Superbad is a likable coming-of-age comedy; whenever it focuses on the tedious antics of the cops, it turns into a bad SNL skit.

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Wayne, 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 increasingly 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.

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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. 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. Paul 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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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, Pride and Prejudice) to the radically reworked (Bridget Jones’s Diary, Clueless) -- the only sound reasons to create a movie based on Jane herself would be either to suggest some insights into what turned this country girl into one of the most acclaimed writers in the English language or to provide a comprehensive overview of her life and times. But Becoming Jane prefers to take a more narrow view, focusing on one small period in her life (and, based on historical records, a spotty one at that) and trumping up the details of her brief flirtation with a dashing rogue named Tom Lefroy, who would later become Lord High Justice of Ireland. Anne Hathaway, all-American in The Devil Wears Prada and Brokeback Mountain, adopts a British accent (shades of Renee Zellweger tackling Bridget Jones) and makes for a lively Jane (even if, physically, she more resembles Austen’s contemporary, Lady Caroline Lamb).

The Simpsons Movie 1/2

Crafting a motion picture from a current television series that’s been around for nearly two decades is a dicey proposition, but The Simpsons Movie fills the larger dimensions of the theater screen quite nicely. Running the length of four combined episodes, this flick takes Homer’s weekly display of idiocy to a new level, as his bumbling disrespect for the environment leads to Springfield being blocked off from the rest of the world by a giant dome, with the town’s destruction the ultimate goal of the overzealous head of the Environmental Protection Agency (voiced by Albert Brooks, billed in the credits as “A. Brooks”). Knowing that Homer is the culprit, the town’s residents soon come a-calling with torches in hand and nooses hanging from nearby trees (baby Maggie’s rope has a little pacifier attached). But if there’s one area in which Hollywood remains blissfully, even blessedly, optimistic, it’s in the strength of the family unit, and as long as Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie stick together,

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One of this summer’s few out-and-out delights, smoothing out but never compromising the issues that made John 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 Bandstand-style program that’s a hit with the kids. Her obese mom Edna (John Travolta in drag) is afraid her daughter will get hurt, but her dad Wilbur (a warm Christopher Walken) encourages her to go for it. Impressing Corny Collins himself (X-Men’s James Marsden), not to mention the show’s reigning pinup star Link Larkin (Zac Efron), Tracy does indeed land a coveted spot on the show, much to the disgust of Link’s girlfriend Amber Von Tussle (Brittany Snow) and her wicked mom Velma (Michelle Pfeiffer). Compounding the tension is that Tracy has become friends with the blacks who are allowed to perform on the program once a month (on “Negro Day”), an open-minded attitude that infuriates the racist Velma to no end. The film’s hot-topic issues are all presented in the realm of feel-good fantasy, meaning that reality has no place in this particular picture. But that’s not to say the movie is insincere in its intentions, and when Tracy and “Negro Day” host Motormouth Maybelle (Queen Latifah) lead a march promoting “Integration, Not Segregation,” it’s hard not to get swept up in the emotionalism of the piece. Yet the movie’s first and foremost a musical, and director Adam Shankman does a commendable job of filming the song-anddance routines in a manner that accentuates the total skills involved (the noticeable lack of rapid MTV-style cuts is greatly appreciated). All of the principals are allowed to belt out at least one number apiece, and their enthusiasm and energy is positively infectious. The weakest cast link is, perhaps surprisingly, Travolta, who may have en-

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AMBUCS is dedicated to creating mobility and independence of people with disabilities Volunteers meet every first and third Monday at 7 p.m. at Fire Mountain Restaurant on Stephenson Ave. Call Ann Johnson at 897-4818. Chatham County Democratic Party meets the second Monday of each month. at 6 p.m. at 109 W. Victory Dr. Call Karen Arms at 897-1300 or David Bonorato at 9217039 or visit www.chathamdems.com. Chatham County Democratic Women For information, call Maxine Harris at 3520470 or 484-3222. Chatham County Young Democrats is dedicated to getting young people ages 14 to 39 active in governmental affairs and to encourage their involvement at all levels of the Democratic party. Contact Rakhsheim Wright at 604-7319 or chathamcountyyds@ yahoo.com.

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Chatham County Young Republicans For information, visit www.savannahyr.com or call Brad Morrison at 596-4810. Coastal Democrats Contact Maxine Harris at 352-0470 or R1999MHAR@aol.com.. Drinking Liberally Promoting democracy one pint at a time - share politics while sharing a pitcher. This is an informal gathering of like-minded, left-leaners who may want to trade ideas, get more involved and just enjoy each other’s company. For information on times and location, visit www.DrinkingLiberally.org or send email to august1494@excite.com. League of Women Voters meets on the first Monday of the month at 5 p.m. in Room 3 of the Heart and Lung Building at Candler Hospital. Membership is open to anyone 18 and older. Libertarian Party of Chatham County meets the first and third Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at Chinatown Buffet, 307 Highway 80 in Garden City. Purchase of a meal gets you in. Call 308-3934 or visit http://www.nodebts.com/chathamlibertariansga.html.

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National Council of Negro Women meets the first Saturday of every month at 10 a.m. at the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum. Planned Parenthood meets the second Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. For info, call Heather Holloway at 352-4052 or heather.holloway@ppfa.org. Volunteers are needed for Planned Parenthood, and will meet the second Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at The Sentient Bean. For information about volunteering, call Heather Holloway 3524032 or heather.holloway@ppfa.org. Project Hot Seat Stop global warming with Greenpeace. Call 704-7472 for information. Savannah Area Republican Women meet the first Wednesday of every month at the Johnny Harris Restaurant Banquet Room on Victory Drive. The social starts at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is at noon. The cost is $13 at the door. Make reservations by noon on the Monday preceding the meeting by calling 598-1883.

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Savannah Area Young Republicans Call Alexandra Tabarrok at 572-8528 or visit www.savannahyr.com. 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 b_frigo@hotmail.com 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 oxhouse@aol.com. 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

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20-25 and a fairty godmother age 40 plus), a Madden Playstation commercial (grandmother 60 plus, grandson 8-12), Cold Stone Creamery commercial, (alien - character will be in costume, male 20-25, two Men in Black agents, 20-25) and a Bridezillas Funyuns commercial (bride - female 25-35, groom - male 25-35, young boy 8-13, bride’s mother 40-60 and a priest - over 40) . Email your name, contact information, the part you are interested in and a headshot to rhea. singh99@gmail.com. History Theatre will hold ongoing auditions for its production Let My People Go, a spirited musical and history of slavery in Savannah. The ensemble cast requires eight actors-singers -- two black males ages 40-60 and 20-30, two black women ages 40-60 and 14-20, two white males ages 30-40, and two boys, one white, one black, ages 7-10. Script and sheet music will be provided -- don’t prepare an audition piece. Auditions are by appointment. Call 786-6384. My House Is Worth What? A top-rated HGTV series is looking for homeowners interested in finding out the value of their home and sharing their stories with viewers. Owners must have lived in their home for at least 1 year and have made some renovations to the property since moving in. If chosen to appear on the show,

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Metaphorically speaking, I foresee glacier ice melting and molten rock flowing in your immediate future, Aries. I expect that hard solids will become fluid; permanent fixtures will be in flux. This is a good thing, believe me. Though it may unnerve you at first, you will have the power to change things you never thought could be changed in a hundred years. You will have the freedom to create new vessels for energy that has outgrown its old vessels. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Here’s the problem as I see it: You’re not feeling sufficiently confident to trust your unique insights, and so you haven’t dared to communicate them. But it’s crucial that you do speak up. Even though you may not be as knowledgeable about the big picture as other people are, you possess a missing piece of the puzzle that they’ve got to have. You may even be an outsider or a latecomer with relatively little credibility in the eyes of those in the inner circle, but still: You know something they don’t know and need to know. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): “I wish I had a holy grail to quest for, even it was really small,” writes my Gemini reader Marta, who describes herself as a “wannabe Prometheus.” I have good news for her, as well as for all the rest of you wannabe Prometheans who have been pining for a raison d’etre, a burning desire, or a-not-quite- impossible dream to throw yourself into with 110 percent commitment: Look out of the corners of your eyes to spot the strange attractor (also known as the unauthorized magic) that is bobbing ever-so- seductively on the far horizon. CANCER (June 21-July 22): According to a report in “The Onion,” behavioral scientists in Chicago have proved that many people are in fact *not* entitled to their opinions. “On topics from evolution to immigration reform, we found that 38 percent of the opinions people expressed were so off-base and ill-informed that they actually hurt society by being voiced,” said one researcher. I’m betting, however, that only a small

homeowners will receive a free evaluation of the current market value of their home by a local real estate expert. Taping will take place between Nov. 11 and 18. Apply online at www.pietown.tv/shows/myHouseIsWorthWhat.html. Savannah Community Theatre will hold auditions for the play 84 Charing Cross Road on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 24 and 25 by appointment only. Four men and five women are needed. Cold reading from the script. Call Tom Coleman III at 898-9021 to schedule an appointment. Auditions are held at Savannah Community Theatre, 2160 Victory Dr.

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2007 Arthritis Walk Savannah will be held Saturday, Sept. 29 in Forsyth Park. Registration is at 8 a.m. and the walk begins at 9 a.m. There is no entry fee, but participants are encouraged to raise $100. To register online, visit www.savannahboneandjoint.com and look for The Arthritis Foundation link. 2007 St. Joseph’s/Candler Leukemia Cup Regatta The Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion and its sposnors will hold this event Sept. 14-16. On Friday, Sept. 14, the Leukemia Cup Golf Classic will be held at The Club at Savannah

Harbor. Tee time is 8 a.m. The Spirit of the Sea Dinner & Auction will be held at 6 p.m. at the Savannah Yacht Club. The Leukemia Cup Tennis Classic will be held Saturday, Sept. 15 with warm-ups at 8:30 a.m. The regatta will be held at the Savannah Yacht Club, with registration from 8-10 a.m., the competitors’ meeting at 11 a.m. and the regatta at noon. There also will be ain InShort Fishing Tournament. The Caribbean Awards Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. at the Savannah Yacht Club. On Sunday, Sept. 16, the tennis classic will feature mixed doubles. The Wassaw Cup Regatta will begin at 8:30 a.m. Call Dana Whitfield at 352-4334 or dana.whitfield@lls.org or visit www.lls.org/ ga/regatta. 2008 Southside Fire/EMS Calendars are now available. Two versions are available, one with male models and the other with female models, all of whom work with Southside Fire/EMS. Proceeds will help victims of fires. Call 354-1011. 3rd Annual Tournament of Hope will be held Saturday, Sept. 22 at Lost Plantation Golf Club in Rincon to raise money for Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center, Inc. Registration is at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Four-person scamble entry fee of $75 includes cart, greens fees, Lowcountry boil, Range balls and the awards ceremony. Prizes will be awarded. Contact continued on page 50

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proportion of these unfounded beliefs and spurious theories will originate from Cancerians in the coming weeks. Your tribe is likely to be more scrupulous in your data-gathering and more rigorous in your reasoning than the rest of the population. In fact, I suggest you regard yourself as a role model whose job it is to demonstrate the beauty of thinking deeply. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Can you feel the moon tugging at the fluids in your body? Usually, you can’t. Are you aware of how large-scale cultural influences affect your day-to-day rhythms? Again, that’s typically beyond your capacity to sense in any immediate way. But this week, you just might be able to do both of those things. You’re more attuned than usual to the subtle currents that are unfolding within you. You’re also more alert to the impact that big cosmic energies and long-term historical trends are making on your unconscious mind. I advise you to take maximum advantage of this extra sensitivity. You could discover important clues about how to position yourself to thrive in the face of upcoming social transformations. (P.S. Listen reverently to the secrets your body tells you.) VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Writing in Salon.com, Scott Rosenberg recalled how in his youth he loved to play the fantasy role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons. “You’d have to choose not one but two ‘alignments’ for your character,” he mused. “Good and evil, of course, but also ‘law’ and ‘chaos.’ And among the people I ran with, ‘chaotic/good’ was the thing to be, because it let you trust other people and still have fun.” Your assignment in the coming week, Virgo, is to adopt the “chaotic/good” approach for the character you will be playing in your actual life. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Plagued by back problems, my friend Eduardo went to a psychic healer in Brazil. He got his treatment while seated on a chair in a room crowded with other patients. The shaman massaged Eduardo’s spine for a few minutes. Suddenly, out of nowhere, streams of black mud appeared all over

his back. Was this some sort of stage magic? The healer announced that the mud had been the cause of the pain, and that he had exorcised it from Eduardo’s body. My friend rested there a while, musing on the improbable event that had apparently happened, and enjoying a new feeling of ease in his back. His bewilderment at the mystery of his own cure turned to stupefaction when he saw what the shaman pulled from the next patient’s belly: an old shoe. Now here’s an odd coincidence, Libra: One of the best gifts you can give yourself right now is to visualize a psychic healer (or your guardian angel) removing a load of mud and an old shoe from your body.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): “Dear Rob: In your book ‘PRONOIA,’ you say, ‘The universe always gives us exactly what we need, exactly when we need it.’ I have a different view. I often find that I disagree with what the Universe decides is best for me. But that turns out to be a good thing. It’s fun for me to always be arguing with God! I learn a lot and generate a lot of high energy from trying to outmaneuver the divine will. What do you think about that? -Cagey Capricorn.” Dear Cagey: Whatever works! I think your approach may be especially useful for your fellow Capricorns to try now. Thanks for articulating it.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): The experiment I’m proposing is something you should try only if you’re feeling adventurous. Don’t do it if you’re in a timid or self-pitying mood. Here it is. Empty yourself out completely, and do it gladly. With impish daring, lower your expectations all the way down to zero. Surrender every remnant of hope you might be tempted to cling to. With a jaunty nonchalance, pretend you have nothing to lose. And then open an enormous welcome in your heart for the messy, unpredictable sweetness of life exactly as it is. Say yes to the beauty of ambiguity and paradox. Free yourself to accept every person and every situation on its own terms. If you try what I’ve suggested, I bet you will be united with a potent blessing you didn’t even know you needed.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): I want to call your attention to the title of a Christian-themed inspiration book by John Ortberg: *If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat.* You don’t really need to read it, because simply meditating on the theme will yield all the insight you need. To jumpstart your intuition, I’ll add a corollary: If you want to talk to a burning bush, you should initiate the conversation. Don’t wait for the bush to break the ice.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Right now you have what it takes to be a liberator. You can free people who are enslaved to their fears. You could also be a bridge-builder who provides wandering souls with the means to escape from of the middle of nowhere. If you’re feeling especially heroic, you might even be able to serve as both a liberator and bridge-builder. To do so would almost certainly require you to be more of a leader than you’ve ever been before. But if I’m reading the astrological omens correctly, you have more than enough cosmic juju at your disposal to do just that.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): “Dear Rob: I love your compassionate contrarianism. Your horoscopes are so spiritual they’re practical. They’re so earthy they’re cosmic. They’re anti-hero horoscopes for heroes, or maybe heroic horoscopes for anti-heroes. Here’s my question: Do you have any advice for my psychotherapist? You’re doing a better job than he is, and I’d like to give him some tips from you. -Pisces Gamer.” Dear Gamer: Tell your psychotherapist that what you Pisceans need these days is a dose of *reversalism.* That means you should experiment freely with seeing the other side of every story and tuning in to the opposite of what you’ve tried before. w

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3rd Annual Hip-Hop Play auditions AWOL All Walks of Life will hold auditions for Civil Rights Meets Hip-Hop! on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. at the City of Savannah’s Black Box Theater, 9 W. Henry St. Casting Opportunity Director Donald Hancock and producer Tenesha Edwards will be shooting A Smacked Reality Sept. 17-30 in Savannah. It follows the struggles of a woman to overcome addiction while taking on the role of a responsible parent. There are roles for a while female 25-30, white male, 2430, a judge of any ethnicity between 40-60 and a bailiff, any ethnicity from 30-40. For info, email Donaldha5@yahoo.com or Teneshalashon18@yahoo.com. Commercial Casting Opportunity Actors are being sought for several commercials, including a fairy tale Funyuns commercial (one male age 20-25, one female age

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Bonnie Rachael at equiskepr243@yahoo.com or 655-1480. 9th Annual Friends of Animals Auction Dudley’s Dude Ranch and Round Up! will be held Sept. 16 from 5-9 p.m. at Savannah Station. The $45 entry fee includes catering from local chefs, beverages and silent and live auctions. Call 844-1679. A Day of Beautfy The ABWA Historic Savannah Chapter will hold this event on Saturday, Sept. 15 from noon-4 p.m. at Magdalene House on Jasmine Avenue to give back to women who are less fortunate and to pamper the women so they feel special and cared for. Claire of Claire’s Personal Hair Care & Spa will donate time to do the women’s hair. For info, call Wanda Meier at 660-8257. To donate cosmetic or beauty items, call Nancy Curry at 658-1926. Bowling for Boobs This event will raise funds for LibLines, an organization that supports research for breast cancer and provides support for breast cancer patients and survivors. It will be held Saturday, Sept. 29 at AMF Lanes, 115 Tibet Ave. To register, visit www.liblines. org or call Sarah at 695-2364. Champagne Author Reception for Jennifer Egan, author of The Keep, will ber presented Oct. 3. A talk/reading will be held at 4 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church on Madison Square, followed by a reception from 5-7 p.m. in the adjacent Green-Meldrim House. Tickets are $25 with proceeds benefitting the Backus Children’s

Hospital. Checks can be made out to The One Hundred. Put “Jennifer Egan Event” in the memo line, plus your name, and mail to: Marie Kraft, 11 Gray Heron Rd., Savannah, 31411, or Anne Schafer, 4 Modena Rd., Savannah, 31411. Chocoholic Frolic The fourth annual dessert event will be held Thursday, Oct. 11 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Savannah Civic Center. About 30 restaurants and caterers will be participating. General admission tickets are $35 and VIP tickets are $50 and are available at Wright Square Cafe, Lo Cost Pharmacy locations, Savannah Rum Runners and Kitchenware Outfitters and at the Savannah Civic Center box office and website. All ticket sales benefit local breast cancer research, support and education through the organization LibLines. Visit www.chocoholicfrolic.com or call 644-7100. 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 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 $100 per person, which includes a cooking lesson and a VIP lunch. Visit www.thenewsouthcafe. com or RSVP to Scott West at 443-0977. Donate Old Cell Phones United Way’s Hands On Savannah is seeking used cell phones to raise funds for projects and programs. Donate at the United Way offices at 428 Bull St. or call 651-7725 for bulk pick-up.

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Equestrian Affair will be held Oct. 28 in Rincon. Events will include a Parade of Horses, therapeutic riding, stationary roping, carriage, hunt, jump, dressage and fine outdoor dining. Only 100 tickets will be sold at $100. Funds will support research for Huntington’s Disease. Call 754-1854 or visit www. LowcountryHD.com. For Kids’ Sake is the Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club Annual Fundraising Dinner, which will be held Thursday, Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Armstrong Atlantic State University Conference Center. Boxing legend George Foreman Sr. will be the guest speaker and musical entertainment will be provided by Stephanie Edwards and Ben Tucker Jazz. There will be a silent auction, wine and a catered dinner. Tickets are $175. Contact fcbgced@comcast.net, ccurreyortiz@yahoo. com or 233-2939. Honor, Strength and Courage Golf Classic will be held Oct. 13 by the Hunter Spouses Club. The club rasies money for scholarships to be used by college-bound students of military families and also gives donations to local groups and charities that support military families who are stationed at Hunter Army Airfield. Contact alison_mckinney@ comcast.net or 398-6915. I Sold It on eBay for Coastal Pet Rescue I Sold It on eBay is accepting items on behalf of Coastal Pet Rescue. Donors may bring any item valued at more than $40 to the I Sold It On eBay store located next to TJ Maxx in Savannah Centre. The item will be listed and proceeds will go directly to Coastal Pet Rescue. Call 351-4151 or 3537633 or visit www.coastalpetrescue.org or www.isolditsavannah.com. Pillow Pals Hands On Savannah is conducting a drive through September for Backus Children’s Hospital to collect pillow cases filled with special gifts for children being treated. The list includes toddler toys, action figures, board games, craft kits, model kits, coloring books and crayons, infant toys, videos, puzzles, stickers, books and more. Pillow cases should be marked to show whether they are intended for a boy or girl and the age of the child. Donations can be dropped off at the United Way, 428 Bull St. Large numbers of donations can be picked up by calling 651-7725. 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 Soprych at 351-4151 or becky@ coastalpetrescue.org to arrange for cartridge pickup. Ronald McDonald House An open house will be held at the Ronald McDonald House, the home away from home for families of hospitalized children, every second and fourth Monday from 45 p.m. through Dec. 24. Take a tour, ask questions, have a bite to eat. The house is located at 4710 Waters Ave. on the campus of Memorial Hospital.

Safe Shelter Annual Yard Sale will be held Saturday, Sept. 22 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at 9 Doe Tail Court in Sandfly. Furniture, household goods, toys, clothing and more will be available. Contact Safi Ingram at 351-0993. St. Vincent’s Tour of Homes and Tea Tickets are available now for this annual tour that is sposnored by St. Joseph’s/ Candler. It will be held Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $35, which includes the tour and the tea. To purchase tickets, visit www.svatourofhomes.com or call 8197780. Tickets also are available at all Bank of Savannah locations, at E. Shaver Bookseller, 326 Bull St., and at Saints & Shamrocks, 309 Bull St. On the day of the tour, tickets can be purchased at Walsh Hall at Lincoln and Harris streets. Savannah School of Massage Therapy Rummage Sale will be held Saturday, Sept. 15 from 8 a.m. to noon at the school, which is located at 6413 Waters Ave. Proceeds will go towards a building to house the school’s aesthetics program. Warbirds Ball 2007 The Pinks and Greens and Silver Wings Gala will be held Saturday, Sept. 15 and is open to the public. It will feature entertainment by Jeremy Davis and the Equinox Jaxx Orchestra, champagne reception, dinner, gourmet desserts and a silent auction. Tickets are $125 and must be purchased before Sept. 15. For reservations, contact projects@mightyeighth.org or 748-8888, Ext. 166. 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. Wishbones for Pets will hold its annual supply drive Oct. 14 through Nov. 30. At Home Pet Sitters in Savannah will sponsor Coastal Pet Rescue for this year’s Wishbones for Pets. Businesses interested in collecting donations can contact Cathi Denham at 713-6579 or Lisa Scarbrough at 351-4151.

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1st Annual Savannah Artifact and Fossil Show will be held Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Alee Shriners Temple on Skidaway Road. Set up is from 7-8 a.m. and the show is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Six-foot tables for exhibitors are available for $15. Contact Holly Petrea at 897-4999 or eaglebear12@yahoo.com. 1st Annual Southeastern Orthopedic Savannah Sprint Triathlon will be held Sunday, Oct. 21 at L. Scott Stell Community Park. Swim 0.3 miles, bike 15 miles, then run 3 miles. For information and online registration, visit www.coastaltriathlon.com. 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


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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.

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Classes

700 Kitchen Cooking School will offer hands-on educational/entertaining cooking classes at the Mansion on Forsyth Park, 700 Drayton St. Upcoming classes are: The cost of each class is $90 per person. Call 238-5158 or visit http://www.700kitchen.com. AARP Senior Drivers Safety Program Classes will be held: Sept. 13 and 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Generation One, call 3507587; Sept. 18 and 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Smart Senior at Candler, call 352-4405; Oct. 2 and 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Smart Senior Candler, call 342-4405; Oct. 9 and 11 from 1-5 p.m. at the Frank Murray Community Center, call 898-3320; 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 Chuck at 598-1011. Instructors are needed to teach this program in Chatham, Bryan and Effingham counties. For information, call Chuck at 598-1011. The Art School Classes are offered throughout the school year for 6-8 year olds, 9-12 year olds, teens and adults. The Art of Photography for ages 912 is a new offering this year. Tuition includes professional art supplies. Art Bodies, a weekly adult figure studio, will be held Wednesdays through Oct. 10, 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $60 for the six-week course. Adult art classes are held Mondays from 9:30 a.m. to noon and Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. Beginners are welcome. The Art School is located at 74 W. Montgomery Cross Rd., No. B-2. For information, call Lind Hollingsworth at 921-1151. 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. Citizens Police Academy The Savannah/Chatham Metropolitan Police Department will offer classes beginning Sept.

13. Registration is $10. Pick up applications at the nearest precinct or call Lt. Joy Gellatly at 912-5451 or Gianna Nelson at 651-2246. Applications also can be found at www. scmpd.org. 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 www.savannahga.gov/arts. 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. Highest Praise School of the Arts of Overcoming by Faith is offering vocal, piano and dance classes that are open to anyone from Pre-K to adult. Visit overcomingbyfaith.org or call 927-8601. Housing Authority of Savannah Classes Free classes will be offered at the Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St. Some classes are on-going. Adult Literacy is offered every Monday and Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. Homework Help is offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 3-4:30 p.m. The Community Computer Lab is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 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 www.savannahcanoeandkayak.com. Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation A meditation period will be followed by instruction in the application of the foundations of Mindfulness practice to daily life. Beginner’s and experienced practitioners welcome. Ongoing weekly sessions held Monday from 6-7:30 p.m. at 313 E. Harris St. Call Cindy Beach, Buddhist nun, at 429-7265 or cindy@alwaysoptions.com. Oatland Island Wildlife Center has a new name, but still offcers environmental education programs and weekend events. It is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed only on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. www.oatlandisland.org. 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. Quarterly Leadership Development Institute continued on page 52

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The City of Savannah’s Community Planning and Development Department will hold this program Sept. 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. The training is free. There will be a session for teens and youth. Call 6516520 to register.. Savannah-Chatham Family Violence Council will offer a seminar with motivational speaker Brenda Caldwell for clergy and lay leaders to learn the most effective ways to respond to crime victims. It will be held Thursday, Sept. 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church. The deadline to register is Sept. 19. Visit www. chathamcounty.org or call 652-7329. Savannah Learning Center Spanish Classes Be bilingual. The center is located at 7160 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Call 272-4579 or 308-3561. e-mail savannahlatina@yahoo. com or visit www.savannahlatina.com. Free folklore classes also are offered on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sewing Lessons Fabrika at 140 Abercorn St. is taking deposits for fall adult classes in: Beginner Sewing: Using a Pattern -- Skirt or Totebag; Intro to Kids’ Clothing; and Drafting Your Own Skirt or Totebag. Group classes start in September. Private lessons are available. Visit www.fabrikasavannah.com or call 2361122. Space Available for Teachers Got students/clients? Space is available for teachers/instructors at reasonable rates. Call Tony at 655-4591 or dawgfan81@juno.com.

Starfish Cafe Culinary Arts Training Program This 12-week full-time program is designed to provide work training and employment opportunities in the food service industry, including food preparation, food safety and sanitation training, customer service training and job search and placement assistance. Call Jennifer Lucas at 234-0525. Super Saturday Leadership Training Mini-Institute will be held Saturday, Sept. 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. The training is free and provided by the City of Savannah’s Leadership Development Institute. Topics will include Fundraising for Results, Recruiting Effective Community Volunteers and a session for teens and youth on The Art of Effective Leadership. To register, call Lillian Grant Baptiste at 525-3100, Ext. 1625. Tybee Island Marine Science Center offers Beach Discovery and marsh walks. Acquarium hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Monday, and from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for children, ages 3016. Senior, military and AAA discounts are available. Call 786-5917 or visit www. tybeemsc.org. 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 call-

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Clubs

AASU Sci-Fi Fantasy Club This is an official student club of Armstrong Atlantic State University that accepts non-students as associate members. It is devoted to the exploration and enjoyment of the genres of science fiction and fantasy. Activities include book discussions, movie screenings, role playing game sessions, board and card games, guest speakers, episode marathons and armor demonstrations. Provides guest speakers to educators upon request. Call Michael at 220-8129, send e-mail to lightmagus@yahoo.com or mccauln1981@hotmail.com. or visit http:// aasuscifi.proboards105.com/index.cgi. ABWA Historic Savannah Chapter will hold A Day of Beauty on Saturday, Sept. 15 from noon-4 p.m. at Magdalene House on Jasmine Avenue to give back to women who are less fortunate and to pamper the women so they feel special and cared for. Claire of Claire’s Personal Hair Care & Spa will donate time to do the women’s hair. For info, call Wanda Meier at 660-8257. To donate cosmetic or beauty items, call Nancy Curry at 658-1926. 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 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ ChiSavannah/. Civil Air Patrol is the civilian, volunteer auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and is involved in search and rescue, aerospace education and cadet programs. Meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. for cadets (12-18 years old) and 7 p.m. for adult members at the former Savannah Airport terminal building off Dean Forest Road. Visit www.gawg.cap.gov, send e-mail to N303WR@aol.com, or call Capt. Jim Phillips at 412-4410. Clean Coast meets monthly on the first Monday at the Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Check www.cleancoast.org for event schedule. Coastal Bicycle Touring Club of Savannah Visit www.cbtc.org for meeting schedule and more information. Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at Tubby’s Tank House restaurant in Thunderbolt at 6:30 p.m. 728-5989.

Code Pink is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end the war in Iraq, stop new wars and redirect our resources into healthcare, education and other life-affirming activities. Meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Queenies To Go Go, 1611 Habersham St. Contact mimi.thegoddessfactory@gmail. com or visit http://fearnoarts.com. English Style Table Soccer Savannah Subbuteo Club. Call 667-7204 or visit http://savannahsubbuteo.tripod.com. eWomen’s Network will hold an accelerated networking dinner Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn Savannah Midtown, 13015 Abercorn St. The cost is $45 for visitors and $35 for members. Call 927-2838. 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 www.geecheesailingclub.org. 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 660-8257 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 meet Sept. 20 from 7:30-8:45 a.m. at the Mulberry Inn, 601 E. Bay St. Breakfast and networking will start at 7:15 a.m. Finanical planner Barbara Treadwell will present an interactive investment success exercise program. The cost is $25 for guests. Call 507-4991. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) Join other moms for fun, inspiration, guest speakers, food and creative activities while children ages birth to 5 are cared for in a preschool-like setting. Meets the second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 9:15-11:30 am at First Baptist Church of the Islands, 6613 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Call 8988316 or 898-5086 or visit www.mops.org. No Kidding! is the area’s first social club for single and married adults who do not have children. Meet other non-parents at events and activities. For information on No Kidding! visit www.nokidding.net or send e-mail to luluette@prodigy.net. 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 ktina697@hotmail.com. PURE: Photographers Using Real


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Dance

Adult Ballet Classes in ballet, tap and hip-hop are offered at Islands Dance Academy, 115 Charlotte Dr, Whitemarsh Island near Publix shopping center. Beginner Adult Ballet is offered Tuesdays from 7:30-8:30 p.m., Intermediate Adult Ballet is offered Mondays from 6:457:45 p.m. and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Intermediate/Advanced Adult Ballet is offered Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon, HipHop is offered Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Beginner Adult Tap is held Tuesdays from 7-i p.m. There are a variety of youth classes for ages 3 to teen. Contact Sue Braddy at 897-2100. 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. Auditions at the STUDIO will be conducted for male dancers age 14 to adult for the December performance of Swingin’ at Club Sweets. Dancers must be available for Saturday rehearsals. For an appointment, call 695-9149.

Ballroom Dance Party will be held Saturday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Frank G. Murray Community Center, 160 Whitemarsh Island Rd. The basic lesson will be the Foxtrot, followed by the social dance from 8-10:30 p.m. The cost is $6 for members and $10 for non-members. 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 Dance@BreffniAcademy.com. Visit www.IrishDanceClasses.com.. Flamenco Enthusiasts Dance or learn flamenco in Savannah with the Flamenco Cooperative. Meetings are held on Saturdays from 1 to 2:30 or 3 p.m. at the Maxine Patterson School of Dance. Any level welcome. If you would like to dance, accompany or sing, contact Laura Chason at laura_chason@yahoo.com. Gretchen Greene School of Dance is accepting registration for fall classes in tap, ballet, lyrical, acrobatics, jazz and hiphop for ages 3 and up. Adult tap classes are held Tuesday from 7:30-8:15 for beginners and Monday from 7:15-8 p.m. for intermediate. Call 897-4235 or email ggsod.com. Mahogany Shades of Beauty Inc. offers dance classes, including hip hop, modern, jazz, West African, ballet, lyrical and step, as well as modeling and acting classes. All ages and all levels are welcome. Call Mahogany B. at 272-8329. Savannah Shag Club Savannah’s original shag club meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Doubles Lounge in the Holiday Inn Midtown and Fridays at 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 36 on Victory Drive. Shag-Beach Bop-Etc. Savannah hosts Magnificent Mondays from 6:30-11 p.m. at Double’s, Holiday Inn/Midtown, 7100 Abercorn St. Free basic shag, swing, salsa, cha cha, line dance and others are offered the first two Mondays and free shag lessons are offered. The lesson schedule is posted at www.shagbeachbop.com and announced each Monday. The dance lessons are held 6:30-7:30 p.m. Special cocktail prices are from 6:30-10 p.m. and their are hors d’ouerves. There is no cover charge. continued on page 54

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the Hunter Club, Hunter Army Airfield. Call John Findeis at 748-7020. Savannah Fencing Club offers beginning classes Tuesday and Thursday evenings for six weeks. Fees are $40. Some equipment is provided. After completing the class, you may become a member of the Savannah Fencing Club for $5 per month. Experienced fencers are welcome to join. Call 429-6918 or send email to savannahfencing@aol.com. Savannah Jaycees for young professionals ages 21 to 39 is a Junior Chamber of Commerce that focuses on friendship, career development and community involvement. Meets the second and fourth Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is included and there is no charge for guests. Call 961-9913 or visit www.savannahjaycees. com. Savannah Kennel Club meets every fourth Monday of the month from September through May at 7:30 p.m. at Ryan’s restaurant on Stephenson Avenue. It is an education organization dedicated to informing the public about current events in the world of dogs and those who love them. Those wishing to eat before the meeting are encouraged to arrive earlier. For details, visit www.savannahkennelclub.org. The next meeting will be Sept. 24. Savannah’s First Pug Playday This group meets every first Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Savannah Dog Park at 41st and Drayton streets. All humans and dogs who live in a pug household are welcome. A donation to the Savannah Dog Park would be appreciated. Contact Mike or Melinda at kennedy.mike@comcast.net. Savannah Newcomers Club is open to all women who have been in the Savannah area for less than two years. Membership includes a monthly luncheon and program and, in addition, the club hosts a variety of activities, tours and events that will assist you in learning about Savannah and making new friends. Call 351-3171. Savannah 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@ comcast.net. 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 pittsillustration@gmail.com or myspace.com/travispitts. 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. TriUnity Opportunity Meeting meets the first and third Thursdays of each month at 7 p.m. at the Best Western at I95 and 204. Learn how to start a business

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Elements Join with other photographers and artists to celebrate the authentic photography processes of black and white film and paper development using chemicals in a darkroom. Help in the creation and promotion of 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 PUREdarkroom@gmail.com. Rogue Phoenix Sci-Fi Fantasy Club Members of Starfleet International and The Klingon Assault Group meet twice a month, on the first Sunday at 4 pm. at Books-AMillion and the third Tuesday at Chen’s Chinese Restaurant at 20 E. Derenne Ave. at 7:30 p.m. Call 692-0382, email kasak@ comcast.net or visit www.roguephoenix.org. St. Almo The name stands for Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks are held Sundays (weather permitting). Meets at 6 p.m. at Canine Palace, 618 Abercorn St. (Time changes with the season.) Call 234-3336. Savannah Area Landlord & Real Estate Investors Association Learn to be a real estate investor or landlord. Group meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Spiva Law Group, 12020 Abercorn St. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Savannah Area Sacred Harp Singers The public is invited to come and sing early American music and folk hymns from the shape note tradition. This nondenominational community musical activity emphasizes participation, not performance. Songs are from The Sacred Harp, an oblong songbook first published in 1844. Call 6550994. Savannah Art Association meets the second Thursday of the month from 6-8 p.m. Call 232-7731. Savannah Brewers’ League Meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at Moon River Brewing Co., 21 W. Bay St. 447-0943. Call 447-0943 or visit www.hdb.org and click on Clubs, then Savannah Brewers League. Savannah Browns Backers This is an official fan club recognized by the Cleveland Browns NFL football team. Meet with Browns fans to watch the football games and support your favorite team Sundays at game time at McDonough’s on the corner of Drayton and McDonough streets. The group holds raffles and trips and is looking into having tailgate parties in the future. Call Kathy Dust at 373-5571 or send e-mail to KMDUST4@hotmail.com or Dave Armstrong at Savannah Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council will host a panel discussion about coastal climate change issues and energy choices on Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 5:45-7 p.m. at the Wild Wing Cafe in City Market. Free and open to the public. RSVP by Sept. 21 at tlinstroth@melaver.com or visit www.coastalgreen.org. 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

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Everyone is invited and welcomed into club membership. Call 927-4784 or 398-8784 or visit www.shagbeachbop.com. 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 ww.thestudiosav.com. Youth Dance Program The West Broad Street YMCA, Inc. presents its Instructional Dance Program in jazz and ballet for kids 4 to 18. $30 per month for one class and $35 per month for both classes. Call 233-1951.

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A balanced life Student massage is offered at the Savannah School of Massage Therapy, Inc. Cost ranges from $30 to $40 for a one-hour massage and sessions are instructor supervised. Call 355-3011 for an appointment. The school is located at 6413B Waters Ave. www.ssomt. com. 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. thesavannahyogaroom.com.

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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. Fountain of Youth Tibetan rites taught free every Tuesday and Friday at 7:30 a.m. at Yoga Hause, 1203 E. 72nd St. 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. savannahyoga.com. 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 www.structurefitness.net. 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 is offering Gourmet Yoga, Reiki and Movement classes. Mondays: 7:30—8:45 am Pilates w/Dawn; 11:30 am-12 Daily Lunch Meditation; 2-3:15 pm Beginner’s Meditation Yoga w/Lisa; 4:45-6 pm Yoga for a Healthy Back w/Elaine. Tuesdays: -

   

   

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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@ comcast.net.

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

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First City Network Board Meeting Meets the first Monday at 6:30 p.m. at FCN’s office, 307 E. Harris St., 2nd floor. 236-CITY or www.firstcitynetwork.org. Gay AA Meeting meets Sunday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at 311 E. Macon St. 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.

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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 dickyt1954@yahoo.com. Blood Drive The Health Committee and Deaconess Ministry of Happy Home Missionary Baptist Church will hold a community blood drive Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1015 E. Gwinnett St. at the corner of Gwinnett and Waters. Call Brenda Pough at 398-5254 or Janice Walter at 232-6159. Blood pressure checks and CPR classes also will be offered. Community Cardiovascular Council, Inc. offers free blood pressure checks Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1900 Abercorn St. Call 232-6624. Community HealthCare Center is a non-profit organization that provides free medical care for uninsured individuals who work or live in Chatham County and do not qualify for Medicare or Medicaid. All patients receive free examinations, medicine through the patient assistance program and free lab work. Women receive free pap tests and mammograms. Call 692-1451 to see if you qualify for services. Located at 310 Eisenhower Dr., No. 5, Medical Center. Dual Recovery Anonymous This 12-step program addresses all addictions and mental health recovery. Persons who are recovering from an addiction and


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Chanted Office of Compline The Service of Compline, ”Saying good night to God,” is chanted Sunday evenings at 9 p.m. by the Compline Choir of Christ Church Savannah (Episcopal), located on Johnson Square. Christian Businessmen’s Committee meets for a prayer breakfast every Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. at Piccadilly Cafeteria in the Oglethorpe Mall, 7804 Abercorn St. Call 898-3477. The Complete Woman A Christian women’s conference sponsored by Women of the Word will be held Sept. 14-16 at the Savannah Civic Center. Presenters will include June Evans, Dee Baxter, Barbara Benton, Robbyn Evans and Phyllis Ellis. The Savannah Mass Choir, directed by E. Larry McDuffie, will be featured guests. Registration is ongoing now. Call 828-669-8411 or visit www.cbu.org.

The Savannah chairman, Robbyn Evans, can be reached at evansrobbyn@yahoo.com or 425-9205. Ekklesia, The Church Do church in a casual and relaxed setting on Saturday nights. Fellowship begins at 6 p.m., praise and worship at 6:30 p.m. in the BSU building on Abercorn between the Publix Shopping Center and the Armstrong campus. Call 596-4077. Energy Share Circle at Dovestar Experience the power of healing energy through reiki, alchemical body work, shamaballa and yoga bodywork every Friday at 7 p.m. Free. 11911 Middleground Rd. Call 920-0801. Handbell Choir Anyone interested in starting/leading or joining/participating in a handbell choir can contact the Rev. Arlene Meyer at 355-4704. Unity of Savannah at 2320 Sunset Blvd. has the bells and a few interested people without a leader. Visit www.unityofsavannah.org. Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation A meditation period will be followed by instruction in the application of the foundations of Mindfulness practice to daily life. Beginner’s and experienced practitioners welcome. Ongoing weekly sessions are Mondays from 6-7:30 p.m. at 313 E. Harris St. Call Cindy Beach, Buddhist nun, at 4297265 or cindy@alwaysoptions.com. Manifestation Gathering at Dovestar is held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Learn ancient techniques to connect with your personal power to insure success for all your wishes for prosperity on a mental, emotional, physical and spiritual level. Free. Call 920-0801. Music Ministry for Children & Youth at White Bluff United Methodist Church is now known as Pneuma, the Greek work for breath. “Every breath we take is the breath of God.” The children’s choir for 3 years through second grade will be known as Joyful Noise and the youth choir grades 3-5 will be known as Youth Praise. Joyful Noise will meet Sundays from 4-5 p.m. and Youth Praise will meet Sundays from 5-6 p.m. Call Ronn Alford at 925-9524 or visit www. wbumc.org. Nicodemus by Night An open forum is held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at 223 E. Gwinnett St. Overcoming by Faith

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Services with the Rev. Ricky Temple are held Saturday from 6-7:30 p.m. at 9700 Middleground Rd. Sunday worship services are 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Services are now held Sundays in Rincon. Call 927-8601. Quakers (Religious Society of Friends) meet Sundays, 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 W. President St., Savannah. Call Janet Pence at 247-4903. Savannah Buddhist Sitting Group meets Sundays from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, on Habersham Street at East Harris and East Macon Streets, on Troup Square. Please arrive and be seated no later than 8:55 a.m. Sitting and walking meditation and Dharma talk or reading. All practices are welcome. Newcomers should contact Cindy Beach, lay ordained Soto Zen Buddhist, at 429-7265 for sitting instruction. Soka Gakkai of America (SGI-USA) SGI-USA is an American Buddhist movement for world peace that practices Nichiren Buddhism by chanting NAM MYOHO RENGE KYO. For information, call SGI-USA at 232-9121. Unitarian Universalist Beloved Community Church Services begin Sunday at 11 a.m. at 707 Harmon St. Coffee and discussion follow each service. Religious education for grades 1-8 is offered. For information, call 2336284 or 786-6075, e-mail UUBC2@aol.com. Celebrating diversity. Working for justice. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah A liberal religious community where different people with different beliefs gather as one faith. On Sept. 16, the Rev. Joan KahnSchneider will speak from the topic Only One Thin Membrane. The service will be held Sunday at 11 a.m. in the Troup Square Sanctuary. For information, call 234-0980, or send e-mail to uusav@comcast.net or visit www.jinglebellchurch org. The Uncommon Denomination. Unity of Savannah A church of unconditional love and acceptance. Sunday service is at 11 a.m. Youth church and childcare also are at 11 a.m. 2320 Sunset Blvd. Call 355-4704 or visit www.unityofsavannah.org. Women’s Bible Study at the Women’s Center of Wesley Community Centers. Call 447-5711 or stop by 1601 Drayton Street. w

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a mental health problem can send e-mail to katkope@netscape.com for information. Eating Disorders/Self Harm Support Group A 12-step group for people with eating disorders and self-harm disorders. For information, call Brandon Lee at 927-1324. Every Step Counts Survivor Walk This monthly cancer survivors’ walk is free and open to all survivors and their loved ones. Call DeDe Cargill at 398-6654. Free blood pressure checks and blood sugar screenings are conducted at three locations within St. Joseph’s/Candler. From 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 5:15-7 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, checks will be offered at the St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 447-6605 to make an appointment. Checks are offered every Monday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Smart Senior office, No. 8 Medical Arts Center. No appointment is necessary. Checks will be offered Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s Community Center at 812 W. 36th St. Call 447-0578. Free hearing & speech screening Every Thursday morning from 9-11 a.m. at the Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E. 66th Street. Call 355-4601. HIV/AIDS and STD awareness training My Brothaz Home, Inc., a local nonprofit HIV/AIDS organization, offers free HIV/ AIDS and STD awareness training, risk reduction counseling and prevention case management to individual males and groups of males. Upon completion of the training, a monetary incentive and educational materials will be given to each participant. Call 231-8727. Hypnobirthing Childbirth Classes are being offered at the Family Health and Birth Center in Rincon. The group classes offer an opportunity for couples to learn the child birthing process together, while providing a very integral role to the companion participating. Classes provide specialized breathing and guided imagery techniques designed to reduce stress during labor. All types of births are welcome. Classes run monthly, meeting Saturdays for three consecutive weeks. To register, call The Birth Connection at 843-683-8750 or e-mail Birththroughlove@yahoo.com. Hypnobirthing Childbirth Classes Classes are offered monthly, in a threeweek series, at the Family Health & Birth Center in Rincon. This birthing method teaches and prepares couples to have a stress free, peaceful childbirth experience. In the 14-hour course, couples learn about the complete birthing process, while practicing effective deep relaxation techniques, special birth breathing, and guided imagery. The birth companion is encouraged to attend. Call Jennifer at The Birth Connection at 843-683-8750 or Birththroughlove@yahoo. com. Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Clinic is offered by St. Joseph’s/Candler and Emory. Patients can receive pre and post-operative care at the clinic rather than travel to Atlanta. Call Karen Traver, R.N. Transplant Coordinator, at 819-8350. La Leche League of Savannah Call Phoebe at 897-9261.

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Drivers to transport people who have developmental disabilities to and from home to work in agency vehicles. Must work split shift, mornings and afternoons. Must be dependable. Must have a valid Georgia driver’s license. Must have reliable transportation and proof of vehicle insurance. Must consent to a criminal background check and be able to be certified in CPA and First Aid. Apply at: Coastal Center for Developmental Services, Inc. 1249 Eisenhower Drive. Savannah, GA 31406.

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Sales/Service PART-TIME Experienced Sales Associates needed in Oglethorpe Mall for a jewelry cart. Must be bondable and over 18. Salary plus commission. Please call Larimar USA at 912-920-8451.

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Restaurant & Hotel

No Telephone Calls. Applicants Should Apply In Person, From: 10:00am-11:00am Or 2-3pm Tuesday-Friday Send Resumes to: expresscafe@comcast.net

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Business Opportunity

MOBILE CUSTOM FRAMING STUDIO

Mobile trailer studio like new and fully equipped: Dry mount press (vacuseal); V-nailer; Fletcher straight and circle mat cutters; wall mount/ glass/ plexi/ mat/cutter; corner samples; all fit and finish hardware. Office area has custom made oak roll top desk & matching computer desk. Surround sound system throughout. Ideal for serious custom work, turnkey business, shop overflow, or artist income. Asking $29,000. Call 912-655-7759

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Homes for Sale 1000 ENVELOPES= $10,000.

Receive $10 for every envelope stuffed with our sales material. Guaranteed! Free information: 24 hr recording. 1-800-939-1656 BEST DEAL in Southside Savannah! 3BR, 1BA. See details at www.owners.com/WPD7167. Priced to sell at $123,900. Call 912-920-2587.

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Restaurant & Hotel

EXPRESS CAFE & BAKERY

39 BARNARD ST. (DOWNTOWN) BETWEEN CONGRESS & BROUGHTON

Has an Immediate opening for Weekend Cook. Applicants should be able to prepare a variety of basic restaurant menu items: soups, sandwiches, etc. Must be able to work in a fast paced environment and work well with others. Be dependable and have reliable transportation. All applicants must pass background check. Hours: Sat. & Sunday 8:30am-4pm.

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COTTAGE DESIGN!

3-Bedroom, 2-Bath, newly built Cottage including covered front porch, master with walk-in closet, family room, separate dining room, laundry room. Qualifies for up to $8000 towards Dreammaker Program. Landscaping included. 912-695-6850.

Foreclosures

4 bedroom foreclosure only $238/month. 3 bedroom, only $219/ month! 5% down, 20 years at 8% apr! For listings call 800-536-8517 x 507

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BEDROOM SUITE Contemporary headboard, footboard, wooden rails, dresser, mirror, nightstand. Drawers are solid wood and dovetailed with polished chrome handles. Suggested list $4000. Sacrifice $850, can help with delivery. 912-966-9937.

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Homes for Sale

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Homes for Rent FOR SALE / RENT

*3BR, 2BA For Sale *2BR, 1-1/2BA Midtown location. Students welcome. Deposit plus 1st month’s rent. $850-$985. Call 912-596-4954.

$$SAVE$$ THOUSANDS! Seller Motivated, Priced reduced to $162,000

Mint condition, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, greatroom with fireplace. Equipped eat-in kitchen, split floor plan, double garage, refrigerator stays. Call 912-655-4663

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Townhomes/Condos for Sale

TOWNHOUSE IN ATHENS, GA FOR SALE

Law student graduating and looking to sell charming 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath home available as of January 1, 2008. $139K. Great condition! Adorable patio. Community pool. Close to campus. Please call 404-925-8337.

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Duplexes for Sale

234-0606 3521 Bull Street Spacious 2 BR, 1 Bath apartment with a separate dining room, hard wood floors, kitchen with stove and refrigerator, Central H/A and parking in rear. AVAILABLE NOW. Pet Friendly. $650/mo.

Sicay Management Inc.

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542 East 49th Street Ardsley Park – Spacious u pp e r h a l f o f d up l ex features 3 bedrooms, 1 ½ bath. Formal dining room, hardwood floors, central H/A, sun room, W/ D connections, off street parking, and pet friendly. Kitchen furnished with stove, refrigerator and dishwasher. $1000 a month. Available late September.

GREAT CASH FLOW

Duplex can rent between $1,400-$1,500/month. 3 bedrooms up & down, 1.5 bath down, 1 up. 2 central HVAC, living/dining combo, full kitchen, W/D connections, hardwood floors, high ceilings, pocket doors down, close to SCAD! Offered at only $164,900. MopperStapen Realtors, Tom Colasanto: 912-272-6557.

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Homes for Rent 1315 BONAVENTURE ROAD 4BR/2BA, fenced in backyard, no pets. Must have rental references. Will take Section 8. $1,000/month plus $1,000/security deposit. Call 912-355-2831. FOR RENT: 3BR, 1BA house in Midtown. 1110 E. 69th Street. Large yard, newly refurbished with new appliances to be installed with move-in. $750. Call 912-604-8080.

16 Thackery Place Spacious 2 BR, 1 BA apartment with a separate dining area, Hard wood floors, central H/A, total electric, kitchen with stove and refrigerator, and off street parking. AVAILABLE NOW. Pet Friendly. $650/mo. 18 West 40th Street B e a u t i f u l l y re n ova t e d 2 BR, 1BA lower half of duplex in the Starland District. Features include formal LR, , formal DR, refinished heart pine floors, ceiling fans, bathroom and kitchen with ceramic tile floors, separate laundry room with washer/dryer, private courtyard. C H/A, total electric and paid security system. AVAILABLE NOW. Pet Friendly. $1,000/mo.

17 East 33rd St. www.sicaymanagement.com

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Apartments for Rent 34th St. Includes Utilities, Cable , TV.$235/wk w/ $250 deposit, $846 monthly. Call 231-9464 to see it.

SAVANNAH’S BEST RENTAL PROPERTIES

Ask About Opportunity for Deep Water Dock Use DEEP WATER DOCK: New 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. 29 Pointer Place: Brick Townhome conveniently located on Savannah’s Southside. 2BR/1.5BA, close to Savannah Mall & on bus line. 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. 1011 Mohawk: 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Apartment. $725/month. Mobile Home: 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath. $450/month. 502 Windsor Crossing: Southside Condo - 2 Bedroom, 2 Baths. www.savannahsbest properties.com

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

WILMINGTON ISLAND

4 bedroom, 2 bath w/double garage, fully equipped kitchen, and large fenced-in back yard. $1,325/mo & $750 security deposit. Call 912-354-4011

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Townhomes/Condos for Rent

1301 E. 66TH ST

Condo style 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit w/ WD conn, fully-equipped kitchen, private porch at rear. $795/month and $500 security deposit. Call 912-354-4011

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CONDO SUITE: Dean Forest & I-16 near Southbridge. Luxurious kingsize BR, large LR w/dinSTOP RENTING!! Gov’t & Bank ing area, new kitchen & bath & Foreclosures! $0 to Low Down! laundry. Sun deck, w/private enN o C r e d i t O K ! C a l l N o w ! trance & parking. 10 min to D.T. 1-800-881-7410. $685/unfurnished, $835/furnished + utilities. 912-695-1303.

The Commons at Wilmington Island

2 BR, 2BA Condo. In gated area with lighted tennis courts, swimming pool, $850/mo, first month security deposit required. 912-355-4889 TOWNHOME FOR RENT I-95 & 204 area. New 3 bedroom, 2 bath duplex townhome w/large yard, single car garage, fully-equipped kitchen, & W/D connections. $1,250/month and $750 deposit. Call 912-354-4011



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Apartments for Rent $360 to move-in!

Large private 1 BR furnished apartment. Lincoln &

ARDSLEY PARK Duplex: 704 East 49th. Great neighborhood. Large renovated 2+ bedrooms, living room, dining room, sunroom, washer & dr yer and garage. $900/monthly. Call 596-1355. Lovely Downtown Apartment 2 bedrooms & 2 baths. Featuring hard wood floors, ceiling fan, central heat and air, washer, and dryer. Off street parking. Water and trash included 22 E. 39th St. $1050/month $1050 deposit. Call 912-658-8550

Connect Savannah Classifieds Work! Call 721-4350 or go to connectsavannah.com to place your ad today. TWO BEDROOM Apartment on the corner of 51st & Waters. $800/month. Water included. Security deposit already paid. Move in Nov. 1. 912-484-6838.

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Cars

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

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Boats & Accessories 1997 SEADOO GSI w/trailer. Excellent condition! Garage kept, 51 hrs, flush kit and battery tender. $3,500. Call 912-682-0384, 9-5 ONLY!

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Room for Rent Large Victorian very nicely furnished. Near library. 8 blocks south of Forsyth Park. Fireplace, mini kitchen, phone, cable TV, internet, washer/dryer, utilities, and off street parking. 150/week or 540/ month. call 7 days a week at 231-9464 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

Montgomery Quarters 455 montgomery Street

NEW coNtEmporary coNStructioN

2 bdrm 2 bath 3 bdrm 2 bath one level, elevator, secure gated parking, lge walkin closets, all appliances, granite, wood flooring, walk to scad buildings

StartiNg @ $349,000

dianeWHITLOW Real Estate Company, LLC Sales Office: 348 Jefferson St. Savannah, GA 31401 Historic Downtown Savannah 912.398.3023 www.gardensdistrict.com

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