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Thursday, Sept. 27 Frolicky Furry Fling

What: In celebration of Save A Life’s 40th anniversary, members of the Savannah Art Association will hold an exhibit of pet portraits. A silent auction will be held, and the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s K-9 Corps will make a special guest appearance. When: Sept. 27 from 4-8 p.m. Where: Senior Citizen’s Complex, Bull Street at Washington Avenue. Cost: Free.

Evenings at the Telfair

What: A curator’s talk, 19th Century American Glass, will be presented by Tania Simmons, Curator of Decorative Arts at the Owens-Thomas House. When: Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. Where: Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences drawing room. Cost: Free with museum admission.

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What: This flamenco dance company from Miami will perform Alegrias, Bulerias, Cante Hondo and Sevillanans. When: Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. Where: AASU Fine Arts Auditorium. Cost: Free.

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Savannah Starland Farmers Market continues

What: Buy fresh produce and other goods. When: Sept. 29 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, or

Oatland Island Medieval Festival

What: Knights will demonstrated period fighting techniques, including archery and sword fighting. Children’s activities will include pony rides, face painting, games and crafts and costume contests. When: Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. Cost: $7 for ages 18 and older, $5 for military, seniors and children 4-17, and free for 4 and under. Info: or 898-3980.

Savannah Children’s Theatre: Go Dog Go!

When: Sept. 29 and 30 at 2 p.m., Oct. 6 and 7 at 3 p.m.and Oct. 6 at 6:30 p.m. Where: Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 E. Victory Dr. Cost: $10. Info: 238-9015.


What: A showcase of short films from the Savannah College of Art and Design animation department. When: Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Trustees theater, 216 E. Broughton St. Cost: Free and open to the public.

Champions Quest

What: A feature-length documentary that takes a hard look at the nation’s credit card industry. presented by the city of Savannah and Step Up Savannah’s Poverty Reduction Initiative. When: Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre. Cost: Free.

Marina Lamazov in Concert

What: Mixed martial arts extravaganza. When: Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Savannah Civic Center Martin Luther King Jr. Arena. Cost: Tickets are $25 to $75. Info: 6516556.

Screening of Maxed Out

What: Presented by the Savannah Concert Association. When: Sept. 29 at 8 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre. Cost: Tickets are $12.50 to $35. Info: 525-5050.

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What: A performance featuring a blend of vaudeville, ragtime, blues and jug-band music. Presented by the Savannah Folk Music Society. When: Sept. 29 at 8 p.m. Where: Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. Info: 786-6953 or

What: AASU’s Irish Studies Club will present this film about the history of Ireland. When: Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Where: AASU’s Gamble Hall, Room 114. Cost: Free and open to the public.

The Historic Savannah Theatre’s Broadway on Bull Street continues

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

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Savannah Film Society presents The Ten

What: A comedy centered around the Ten Commandments that features intertwining vignettes, each based on the transgression of one of the commandments. For mature audiences. When: Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. Where: Trustees Theatre. Cost: $8 adults, $6 seniors and military, $4 with SCAD ID, Blue Star families free. Info: 525-5050.

Savannah Community Theatre’s Blood Brothers continues

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. 27, 28, 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 30 at 3 p.m. Where: Savannah Community Theatre, 2160 E. Victory Dr. Cost: $25 adults and $20 seniors. On Sundays, students and children are admitted for $15. For this production, any set of twins will be admitted two for one. Info: 898-9021 or

Monday, Oct. 1 What: Argentine high-altitude archaeologist Constanza Ceruti will speak on her studies of Incan ceremonial centers at the summits of Andean mountains. Dr. Ceruti has climbed over 100 mountains and written more than 50 publications about her explorations. She was recently awarded the “Women of Discovery Courage Award” by Wings Worldquest. When: Sept. 30 at 3 p.m. Where: Neises Auditorium at the Telfair’s Jepson Center for the Arts. Cost: Free. Info: 651-6417 or

Saturday, Sept. 29

National Public Lands Day at Fort Pulaski

What: National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest handson volunteer effort to improve and enhance public lands. Breakfast will be served during registration, and a free lunch will be served after the cleanup. T-shirts will be available. When: Sept. 29. Registration is at 7 a.m., the cleanup is from 8 a.m. to noon. At 1 p.m., rangers will provide living history demonstrations, including cannon firings and musket demonstrations. Where: Fort Pulaski National Monument. U.S. 80 East on Tybee Island. Info: 786-5787 or

Annual Fall Plant Swap

What: For folks with plants to give away and those who need plants. When: Sept. 29 from 8-11 a.m. Where: 415 W. Boundary St. Cost: Free. Info: Jane Fishman at 484-3045.

Creative Minds Lecture Series

What: Alexandra Robbins, author of The Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids, will speak. When: Oct. 1 at 6:30 p.m. Where: Jelks Auditorium at Savannah Country Day School. Cost: $8 in advance or $10 at the door. Info: 961-8828.

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Revolutionary Perspectives Lecture Series continues

What: In the final lecture of the series, Dr. William Pencak of Pennsylvania State University will discuss Jewish revolutionaries in Savannah and elsewhere. When: Oct. 2 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.

Learning the Ropes of Politics

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Tapped out

And then it was over. There was a split second where the pain went beyond my threshold, I tapped and Stephen released me. No damage had been done. I was amazed at ease at which I had been totally incapacitated.

In the ring with a local professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter

We’re going to pull all the small bones in your hand together and make them work as one,” says ISKA mixed martial arts (MMA) lightweight amateur champion Stephen Bass as he wraps my hands in preparation for our workout. “We use a very, very small glove. They’re used not to protect the face of the opponent, but to protect the fighter’s hands,” Stephen continues. When my hands are wrapped and my gloves are on, I’m ready to go. I’d taken Tae Kwon Do lessons 20 years ago; an Aikido class the night before, and an aerobics dance class the previous day. I ask Stephen if I’ll need my mouth guard. He says no. At least my hands are well-protected. “For the most part the pro rules are set to make for exciting fights and to protect the fighters. They really protect the fighters,” he tells me. “If you get to a point where you can’t defend yourself in a fight, the referee says ‘get to a better position or we’re going to stop it.’ Whereas in boxing you get fall down and if you can take a step towards the referee they let it continue,” says Stephen. “I love boxing, but to validate it as sport and ours not as a sport? People still see what we do as little bit barbaric.” One of the first things Stephen learned, and therefore one of the first things he taught me, was to “tap out.” Tapping is signaling the referee and/or your opponent that you are quitting by tapping your hand on the mat — or if not the mat, on anything. It’s quitting because the pain is too intense or because you want to avoid injury or because you know you are beat. Tap in an MMA fight and you lose. Don’t tap when you should have? Either the referee stops the fight, or you get seriously injured. Either way you lose. The moment I hung up the phone after booking the interview and sparring session there was so much pain deep in my right thigh that I had trouble walking. The next day the pain had shifted to my left thigh and groin. Over the weekend my lower back stiffened, neck pain prohibited me from turning my head and I developed a pounding head-

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ache. On the day we were to spar my digestive system revolted. There was nothing physically wrong with me. My mind was telling my body to tap before I even entered the ring. And then I was in the gym, on the mat, flat on my back; my right shoulder pulled at an odd angle from body, my right elbow locked at a point of pain, my head pinned into a position where moving it was impossible. I wasn’t even aware the rest of my body existed. Stephen waited for me to tap, suggested I tap. I didn’t. He increased the pressure and I resisted.

On Saturday evening Sept. 29 at the Savannah Civic Center, 24-year-old Stephen will make his professional MMA debut at the Champion Quest Fighting Challenge. Bouts consists of three five-minute rounds. The anticipated crowd of around 6,000 will be the largest he’s ever fought in front of. Stephen took me through a simulated fight. After three three-minute rounds against heavy bags, practicing punches, kicks, knee strikes, “ground and pound,” and a toss, I was exhausted. Stephen wasn’t. “I don’t tire. I train too hard,” he says. “I put more time in the gym than anybody you’ll ever meet. I stay here from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. There’s a green mattress pad that becomes my home.” What’s “training hard” to a professional MMA fighter? When there’s a fight coming up Stephen runs six days a week for six to eight weeks. He can run a five-minute mile. However, when he’s not in training for an upcoming fight he prefers not to run: “The knees, they have a life expectancy, so you don’t want to burn it out,” he says. So instead he uses stairsteppers or stationary bikes. Weight training consists of short circuit-training sessions designed with fighting in mind. I’ve been lifting weights for over 30 years and being a man I bench press. I wanted to show off. But Stephen doesn’t bench press. As he explains, while simulating a bench press motion: “If you’re on top of me and I push you straight up, then you’re arm-barring me.” The one sport-specific lift he did show me was a one-arm power clean, where a dumbbell is lifted in smooth motion from

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floor to chest to an overhead press. It’s done to strengthen the body in order to better throw an opponent during a fight. Even yoga is part of his fight workouts. Stephen practices his own style that he learned from the book Real Men do Yoga. “It’s got Eddie George on the cover! You can’t argue with that,” he says with a laugh.

And of course there’s martial arts training. A former Golden Gloves boxing champion, Stephen also studies Brazilian jiu-jitsu, free style wrestling, Muay Thai, and judo. Expecting a long list, I asked Stephen if there are any martial arts that he hadn’t studied that he wanted to. While he acknowledged that every art can have something to offer, his focus is on constantly improving his knowledge within the current forms in his arsenal. And while Stephen has excellent coaches — including fellow MMA fighter Muhsin Corbbrey, head trainer of Champions Training Center Gym in Bluffton, S.C., where Stephen trains — lots of his training comes from watching and studying fights on YouTube. Except for his occasional Red Bulls and supplements, Stephen’s diet is not that much different than mine. But because of his constant training it yields a hugely different result. He’s 24 years old, 5’9” and 156 pounds. I’m a normal-sized middle-aged male: 45 years old, 5’8” and 184 pounds. I lift weights, do occasional cardio and abs work, balance my diet and don’t drink beer. My doctor recently told me that I’m fit and healthy and that my medical charts were boring. But he hadn’t checked my body fat content. Stephen did. The results? My body fat content is 19.8 percent. Stephen’s? An amazing 7.4 percent! Stephen, a certified personal trainer, didn’t miss a beat on my number: “We can trim you right down. There are so many things you can do to make your body perform better.” For healing bone bruises, Stephen uses the natural plant extract arnica. Creatine and glutamine are used for muscle recovery. For weight gain before a fight? Re-hydration using Pedialyte, which aids in mineral and electrolyte recovery. His amateur title fight was contested at the140 pound weight class. In order to make the weight he’d come down to it from his natural 160 pounds through saunas, dieting and training — but it wasn’t a healthy weight for him to actually fight at. When he stepped into the ring the next night after his 140 pound weigh-in he was already back to 157 pounds! I put Stephen’s re-hydration method to the test: The day after our interview I spent ten hours in the searing Georgia sun as part of a crew building a concert stage behind SCAD’s Dyson building. By the end of the evening I was dehydrated, tired, sunburned and overall in really bad shape. When I got home I drank two liters of grape-flavored

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Pedialyte and a lot of water and felt much better pretty quickly. Of course fight training is definitely not all training the body. While we were fighting our simulated fight against the heavy bags, I was doing just that — striking the heavy bags. Stephen was fighting his next opponent. “Everything I do has to do with visualization. I didn’t kick the bag, I kicked the quadriceps of my opponent,” he said. “In the last five weeks I’ve hit my opponent more times than he’s ever been hit in his life, in the form of this bag.” Does such an intense and constant mental focus on fighting affect him outside the ring? Stephen says he’s been told that he gives himself sleep pep-talks such as, “Here you go, one more round”, or “Let’s get this guy” or “Are you giving up now?” I’m not allowed to divulge the details, but he even has a new technique that he is excited about trying out in the Civic Center event; it came to him in a dream. I wasn’t surprised when he said, “I don’t sleep a whole lot at all.” One thing that definitely does not happen is a carryover of actual fighting into his life outside the ring. Actually, fighting inside the ring has stopped the fighting outside the ring: “I was a knucklehead when I was a kid. You’ve seen the movie Fight Club? I organized a real fight club,” he says. “That’s what we did for fun. It wasn’t out of anger, or animosity — it was just an after-school fight party.” His antics even “made the front page of newspaper a few times,” he says. He realized at the age of 19 that he had to straighten out. Muhsin’s guidance with goal setting, training and the strict discipline needed to become a professional MMA fighter were instrumental. “You’ll never see me in a fist fight outside of this gym. I’m a professional athlete. This is my job. I’m not a street thug,” he says.

After he wins Saturday’s fight, he plans to take some time off to build his personal training business. He’ll take some professional boxing matches. Muhsin says that they plan on building Stephen’s pro MMA record, quickly getting him some ranked opponents. In three or four fights they’d like him to be the Champions Quest 145 champion. Then when he’s ready they’ll shop him to MMA power players UFC and Elite XC. But first there’s the matter of winning: “I don’t go in saying: I’m going to destroy this guy. I go in saying: With my game plan, I will destroy this guy.” Normally a little impatient, Stephen is learning: “I’m gonna take my time with this guy. I’m really gonna look to showcase my skills. I’m not just going to jump on him. But if he’s not proficient on the ground, if he’s not proficient standing, it will not be a long and lengthy fight.” I won’t divulge any of Stephen’s tactics prior to the fight. But since I’ve had to tap out of Stephen’s chokeholds, for me one statement was clearly indicative of what Stephen’s opponent — Tallahassee Fight Club’s Chris Thorne — should expect: “We’re an attacking style of Jiu-jitsu, so I’m going to lead you in the right direction,” he said. “I’m gonna kind of nudge you to where I want you. And then when I sink that choke in, you either tap or I’m gonna pop your head off.” Pop your head off? It wasn’t barbaric. It wasn’t pure arrogance. It was just confidence. w

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wanted to open with the sions at the local jazz club Kokopelli’s on observation that if you Broughton Street, which quietly and consismissed The Wailin’ Jennies tently brings in great jazz year-round. Saturday night at the Lucas, you missed a real treat. Savannah is full of excellent visual artThe Prairie Home ists and art galleries, which we highlight Companion veterans — to the best of our ability each week in our Ruth Moody, Nicky Mehta Art Patrol section and through Bertha and Heather Masse, not an actual Jenny Husband’s ongoing art criticism (Bertha reamong them — gave a warm, soulful perviews a show at Pei Ling Chan Gallery this formance that was as compelling for its tight week). musicianship and angelic vocals as it was for its sheer audience-pleasing spirit. Playing a mix of originals with a few traditional tunes, the trio — supplemented by the intricate, almost offbeat stylings of Jeremy Penner on fiddle — charmed the nice-sized crowd, indulging in a lot of funny banter between songs that highlighted their goodnatured Canadian humor. I mention this show not only because it was so worthwhile from an artistic standpoint, but because it’s a Bryan Stovall, center, at Friday’s opening useful goal for Savannah. Being able to get a respectable crowd to come on a Saturday night to While all are worthy of attention, I see a niche group like the Jennies — who wanted to spotlight a benefit show by aren’t widely known to a general audience local photographer Bryan Stovall at Kim — is unfortunately not a given here. Iocovozzi’s gallery on Jones Street. The Lucas took the risk and pulled it off, Stovall’s show features a stunning mix of much to its credit. While the show wasn’t a his photography of the Georgia coast, one sellout, it wasn’t poorly attended either, and of the most naturally beautiful areas in the I hope this is a sign of good things to come. world and for the moment at least, one of It’s all well and good to get a good crowd the least ravaged by development. for a concert at a festival. But the truth is One important regional entity trying that while the success of the Savannah Music to keep it that way is the Ossabaw Island Festival and the Savannah Film Festival are Foundation, which Stovall’s show benefits. undeniably important, that success has just For those of you unfamiliar with the geogas much to do with the fact that Savannah raphy of Georgia’s barrier islands, you start loves a party as it does with the high quality with Tybee Island, then Little Tybee (actuof the offerings at those events. ally twice the size of Tybee) immediately to The real test comes when Savannah is the south. Then there’s Wassaw Island, and challenged to support stand-alone, freejust beneath it Ossabaw Island. standing arts events of great merit. Here’s While it’s incorrect to call Ossabaw prishoping that the rest of the fall performing tine — it’s been extensively logged and arts season mirrors Saturday night’s successhosted several plantations during its history ful vision. Kudos to Ken Carter, Meaghan — it was permanently protected from modWalsh and the rest of the staff at the Lucas ern development by the foresight of longTheatre for a job well done, and thanks to time resident Eleanor Torrey-West and The Wailin’ Jennies for a great show. family, who gave the island to the state of Georgia in 1978 specifically as a wildlife preSpeaking of festivals, this week marks serve. That preservation is made possible the culmination of the annual Savannah today by the oversight of the Ossabaw Island Jazz Festival, which features an ambitiously Foundation. eclectic lineup, from the smooth jazz of the Stovall’s show is up at Iocovozzi Fine Art, Yellowjackets to the dirty blues of John Lee 1 W. Jones St., through Oct. 6. w Hooker Jr. (the son of the legendary blueschristina bunn

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man) to local favorites like Eric Culberson to bona fide legends like The Rashied Ali Quintet and Vincent Herring, both to be backed by The Savannah Jazz Orchestra. But one of the coolest portions of the festival happens afterhours, with jam ses-

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This year, teachers will read biographies about Alexander Hamilton, Olaudah Equiano, Gen. William T. Sherman and Thurgood Marshall. “They’ll be getting through 300 years of history in nine months,” Crisp says. Another of this year’s grant programs will focus on the Old West, Crisp says. Teachers will learn about the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the Gold Rush and other important events. “Teachers will walk away not just with books and material for their students, they’ll get to hear leading scholars,” she says. Leah Colby, the grants projects director for the Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools, says more partners have been added to this year’s program, including the Telfair Museum of Arts and Sciences, the Savannah College of Art and Design and the Olin College of Engineering in Massachusetts. This year, teachers will learn about topics as diverse as the Age of Enlightenment, Civil Rights, the Space Race and other topics. “There is also a summer travel program,” Colby says. Teachers will visit the Boston area to learn about history, Atlanta, Montgomery and Birmingham to learn about civil rights, and Huntsville, Ala. to learn about the space program. In the third year of the program, teachers will visit Washington, D.C. In one year’s time, as many as 90 to 100 teachers will benefit from the program. “We don’t get as much participation in the summer travel program because people aren’t available to participate,” Colby says. Teachers are encouraged to incorporate social studies into other areas of study, Colby says. “Science and technology can be incorporated into language arts,” she says. “The arts blend with literature and literacy.” The grant programs will help the teachers learn how to do that. “We’re trying to take a step further to make our teachers completely rounded,” Colby says. “Research has indicated that students who are involved in the arts and sciences perform better academically,” she says. “We’re able to get the top historians in the country here to speak because of the Georgia Historical Society. They’re such a valuable partner.” Past programs have had a high rate of success. “If you improve teachers’ knowledge, students are bound to follow,” Colby says. ” w

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ocal social studies teachers are welcoming a new grant provided to a partnership between the Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools and the Georgia Historic Society. The $1 million Teaching American History grant from the U.S. Department of Education covers a period of three years, beginning Oct. 1 and is designed to help social studies teachers in third through eighth grade improve the quality of American history education by attending lectures, reading biographies and traveling to historical sites. “It’s intended to increase historical content knowledge in teachers with the idea they can pass that knowledge on to their students,” GHS Program Manager Christy Crisp says. “We’ve tried to address some shortfalls in No Child Left Behind, which focuses on math and reading.” The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 reauthorized a number of federal programs to improve the performance of U.S. primary and secondary schools by increasing the standards of accountability for states, school districts and schools. In response, schools have been focusing on raising test scores in reading and math. “Social studies and history can get left behind when everything is so test-focused,” Crisp says. The grant project is entitled America: The Experiment - The Experience - The Echo. The GHS will use its expertise and resources to provide content for the project, including topics, teacher readings and speakers. The partnership between the GHS and the public schools is long-standing. This is the fifth grant in six years that has been received by the public schools with support from the GHS. As part of the program, teachers will read biographies of historical figures. “Biographies are a good way to teach literacy and history at the same time,” Crisp says. “We’ve focused on all kinds of folks,” she says. “George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Jane Addams, Martin Luther King, Jr., Frederick Douglass, Clara Barton.” The GHS brings in scholars, nationally recognized experts in their fields, to do lectures. “They come from literally all over the country,” Crisp says. “We give the teachers a college-level lecture after they read the biographies,” she says. “Then they learn how to take the information they’ve learned back to the classroom.”

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| Community text and photos by Linda Sickler

This land is your land National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer project


et in the midst of Savannah’s urban hustle and bustle is a dense wilderness. The Bacon Park Forest is home to marbled salamanders, yellow-rumped warblers and the devil’s walkingstick. Huge trees spread their limbs far overhead. “Once you go in there a ways, you don’t hear anything,” says Adrienn Mendonca, communications director for the Savannah Tree Foundation. “It’s a place for introspection, quiet and reflection. It’s a really good stress killer.” Unfortunately, this natural wonder has been invaded by aliens. Non-native invasive plant species, especially Boston ivy, Chinese privet and Japanese privet, have taken root in the forest and are trying to take over the natural forest floor, which would decimate native plant and tree populations. “Birds are a big culprit,” Mendonca says. “They eat berries, then fly and deposit the seeds. The forest is a hospitable environment

for different species. You end up with huge tracts of land covered with nonnative plants.” Mendonca is hopeful that at least 50 volunteers turn out Sept. 29 as part of National Public Lands Day to help remove those nonnative plants. National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance public lands, whether they’re owned by federal, state or local governments. Since one-third of the land in America is publicly owned, that’s a big project. An estimated 100,000 volunteers nationwide participate by pulling weeds, removing trash or making repairs. At the Fort Pulaski National Monument, workers will participate in a variety of projects. Superintendent Charles E. Fenwick says the day will be a clean-up

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day, as well as a work day. “Because we’re a cultural park, we’ll do cultural jobs,” Fenwick says. “We’re going to sweep out the fort and being work to finish the last mile of the hiker-biker trail.” Fort Pulaski is the beneficiary of a Unilever 2007 Recycling at Work Sustainable Grant Program. It is providing 1,000 linear feet of sustainable lumber and picnic table and bench kits, which will be installed as part of the day’s activities. Vegetation will be cleared, the marsh will be cleaned up, doors will be painted and land-bridges will be installed along the Cockspur Lighthouse Overlook Trail. “That is the closest place on land that you can get to the Cockspur Island Lighthouse,” Fenwick says. For Fenwick, the highlight of the day will be the work on the McQueen’s Island Rails to Trails trail from the park entrance east to-

wards Battery Park on Tybee Island. Bikers, walkers and runners currently use six miles of trail on the abandoned Central of Georgia Railway that once connected Savannah to Tybee Island. “It’s very significant because when it’s done, people will be able to hike or bike to the ocean,” Fenwick says. Participants will be rewarded with breakfast during registration, and a free lunch after the cleanup. Tshirt will be available. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the cleanup will be from 8 a.m. to noon. At 1 p.m., rangers will present living history demonstrations inside the fort, including cannon firings and musket demonstrations. The National Public Lands Day activities at Bacon Park Forest will include recognition of the Civilian Conservation Corps. The event will be held from 9-11 a.m.. Wear long pants and sturdy shoes. Refershments

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| Community are a lot of big trees in there that are probably older than 100 years,” she says. Joe O’Loughlin is a former member of the Bacon Park Committee who served for 30 years. He was a boy when the CCC opened the camp at Bacon Park. “They brought in a couple hundred people to work,” he says. “People were hungry then.” O’Loughlin recalls a beautiful lake that once was located at Bacon Park. The lake

was destroyed when developers filled it with construction debris. “That’s a beautiful forest out there,” O’Loughlin says. “It would be a shame if it was destroyed. I have a feeling for the land that’s out there. It’s a wonderful asset for all the people, and some cities would pay $1 billion to have something like it.” w

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will be provided. In the 1930s, the CCC was formed to provide work for 3 million Americans who were affected by the Great Depression. Across the nation, CCC workers planted more than 3 billion trees, built 800 state parks and fought forest fires. On Sept. 29, 2001, the CCC passed the torch of national resource management and tree stewardship to National Public Lands Day. In Savannah, CCC alumni have been invited to gather for a 75th anniversary celebration. Locally, the CCC was headquartered at Bacon Park Camp No. 460, which was near the Bacon Park Forest. “It was the most successful youth program in the history of this country,” says Elizabeth Scott, director of the Bacon Park Neighborhood Association. “It put young men back to work and supported the families they left behind.” Ruel Boyette was one of those young men. Today at 87, he remembers his time in the CCC with fondness. “I was in it for about two years,” he says. During the Depression, not only were there no jobs, there was no money to pay workers. The CCC provided a steady income and three square meals a day. “I made the whole amount of $30 a month,” Boyette says. “I kept $5 and $25 was sent to my family.” Boyette says the valuable lessons he learned in the CCC have helped him throughout his life. “We need something like it today,” he says. “There are a lot of handouts right now. If you have a young man who’s got a family that needs fed, why not give them something to do?” In 1938, Boyette spent two weeks at the Bacon Park camp. “We were building trails for the golf course,” he says. “We were cutting down trees, lots of sweet gum trees.” Boyette had the idea to create a chair from the stump of a tree. “We didn’t have chain saws then,” he says, but his chair was still a hit with his supervisor, Gus Carter. The CCC was particularly helpful for poor farm kids, Boyette says. “I came from a sharecrop,” he says. “My daddy didn’t own land. That little bit of money I sent home was a Godsend. “I used what I learned the rest of my life,” Boyette says. “I cut all the rafters for my house. I still do woodworking, even at this age I still go out and turn a bowl. “We had a good time,” he says. “I know I look at it as a great help when help was needed.” Dale Thorpe has lived in Bacon Park her whole life, and is writing a paper about it. Savannah has another connection to the CCC through Robert Fechner, who was appointed by President Franklin Roosevelt to head the CCC. “Robert Fechner was a Savannahian,” Thorpe says. Thorpe says Fechner considered the Bacon Forest camp his favorite of all the CCC camps. “He lived in Macon, but came to Savannah whenever he could,” she says. Today, the Savannah Tree Foundation is an advocate for the Bacon Park Forest. “It’s only about a 100-year-old forest, but there


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Famous writers in print and still alive

Among the books on my kitchen table is How to Become a Famous Writer Before You’re Dead, by Ariel Gore, which is full of great writing and promotional ideas, despite being written by someone I’d never heard of before thumbing through her book. I’ll keep reading because I like Gore’s upbeat, frank tone, and her writing ideas make sense. Plus, there’s evidence of her relative fame-hood in the blogosphere and on the West Coast, where she lives. But starting this Monday, Savannah readers will have dozens of chances to meet bona fide famous authors in person, as a deluge of famous, nearly famous, and soonto-be-famous writers will give talks and signings over the next several months. And for the book snob that lurks inside many of us, the authors also happen to be critical successes as well. The first of these events to hit town will be Monday night’s lecture at Savannah Country Day by Alexandra Robbins, launching the school’s third Creative Minds series. Robbins’ latest book, The Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids sounds like the kind of reading prescribed as an insomnia antidote, best suited for parents who don’t have anything truly alarming to worry about. But Robbins’ book is a New York Times bestseller with a cult-like MySpace following among teens and college students, plus favorable reviews from the NYT Book Review, The Washington Post, and Publishers Weekly. While Robbins is merely famous, the remaining four writers in the series qualify for superstar or possibly iconic status in literature, history and international affairs. The series’ other speakers are novelist and PEN/ Faulkner award winner E.L. Doctorow, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee, PEN award nominee and CBS News analyst Reza Aslan and Newsweek managing editor and NYT bestselling writer Jon Meacham. They’ll all pass through between November and April. Barely a week after Robbins’ reading, David Sedaris, that repressed North Carolina mama’s boy turned ex-pat out-ofthe-closet NPR commentator, will be here for one night. Sedaris’ appearance, a reading and book-signing at the Johnny Mercer Theater on October 10, will be his tenth performance of a national tour that takes him to 31 cities in 32 days. The rock concert-like schedule (complete with rock concert priced tickets) reveals the business side of being a still-alive famous writer. Hopefully the pressure of nonstop

travel and performing won’t compel Sedaris to start smoking again. Despite the swirling smoke on the tour’s promo poster, Sedaris’ publicity team reports that he’s given it up. For more famous writer exposure, plan ahead for February 2, when the firstever Savannah Book Festival begins. John Berendt is perhaps the most well known of the 30 writers scheduled for free lectures and signings around Telfair and Franklin Squares. Although this almost goes without saying, Berendt is the “Up North” author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, “the book” about our town that made Savannah even more famous than the author, and for things like crimes of passion, homosexuality, cross dressing, and debutante balls. Typical Savannah experiences which, even after years of discussion, continue to fill trolleys with themed tours and foster a souvenir industry, and continue to baffle locals who are not sure what all the fuss is about. Creative Minds lectures information: www. For David Sedaris ticket information contact: (912) 651-6556.

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Want to become a famous writer? “Write.” This is the first, the most obvious, and the most difficult of Ariel Gore’s tips for becoming a famous writer. This Saturday, two Savannah writers who have completed this important step will sign their new books at two overlapping events. At E. Shaver Booksellers, Susan B. Johnson will sign Spirit Willing: A Savannah Haunting. Johnson’s novel is “a tale of conniving and greed,” and is her second book to be published this year. She’ll be at the downtown bookstore, at 326 Bull Street, from 1 to 3 p.m. With some effective time management, book lovers can stop by Shaver’s for Johnson’s book and then head across town to Sensational Minds Bookstore at 129 East Montgomery Crossroad, just in time for a 24 p.m. book signing by Robert T.S. Mickles, Sr. Blood Kin: A Savannah Story is a novel based on stories told to Mickles by his greatgrandmother and other family members about both sides of his ancestry—the former slaves side and the Portuguese slave trader side. The more books that Johnson and Mickles sell, the greater their chances of fame and perhaps fortune. They’ve done the writing, the hard part. Now it’s our turn! w Email Robin at

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from recent Savannah/Chatham Police incident reports


• A man waiting at a bus stop on Lamar Street told police he was robbed by a man with a gun. The suspect approached the victim and asked, “You know what time it is?” The victim responded with the time, and the suspect replied, “Give me everything you got.” The suspect then pulled out a black semi-automatic pistol and pointed it at the victim, who began handing over his property. The suspect said, “Hurry up, I ain’t got all day.” After taking the victim’s property, the suspect fled south on Lamar and west on Tatum Street. A man fitting his description was later stopped for questioning. • A three-hour standoff in west Chatham County began Sept. 19 when Shirley McGowen, 59, fired several rounds into the door of her boyfriend’s house on Old Grove Point Rd. After the shooting, McGowen ran to her own home on Old Grove Point Road and barricaded herself inside. Her boyfriend was in the back of his house at the time of the shooting, but wasn’t injured. Officers tried several times to contact McGowen inside her house, but she didn’t respond. Hostage negotiators and the SWAT team surrounded the house shortly before midnight and attempted negotiations by tossing a telephone into a win-

dow. The phone broke the window, causing McGowen to flee out the back door and into the custody of officers. She was arrested without incident, then taken to Memorial Health for evaluation. About 3 a.m., McGowen was released from the hospital and transported to the Chatham County Jail. She was charged with multiple criminal violations, including possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and reckless conduct. • A man with a gun entered the Regal Cinemas on Shawnee Drive and demanded money from the attendant. The suspect made off with an undisclosed sum before police arrived. Officers searched the area, but were unable to locate the suspect. The attendant wasn’t injured in the robbery. Surveillance photos of the suspect are being used in an attempt to locate him. • A man who was wanted on a parole violation was spotted driving in the area of LaRoche and Skidaway. Although police vehicle sirens and lights were used, the man refused to stop. His car went through the intersection of Mason Drive and Wilemere Street without stopping for the stop sign. The car then turned onto 62nd Street westbound to Cuba Street. It was traveling about 35 miles per hour when it turned north on Cuba Street towards Delesseps Avenue. Officers were unable to keep up with the vehicle as it traveled west on Delesseps. It failed to stop for the stop sign at Delesseps and Cuba. As the car approached the Truman Parkway, the officers lost sight of it. It was later found abandoned at 57th and Salvador streets. An officer observed the suspect walking away from the area. When officers approached, he began to run down Waters Avenue. A canine officer was called to track the suspect, who was located behind a residence on East 53rd Street. He was taken into custody without further incident and transported to the Chatham County Detention Center. w

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A dispute between neighbors on Sept. 17 escalated to gunfire. Rosalyn Pinckney, 59, and Whitney Byrd, her 15-yearold granddaughter, were both wounded in the incident. Pinckney was sitting on the porch of her East 53rd Street home and her granddaughter was standing in the street when suspect Stacy Williams, 25, started shooting. The victims were rushed to Memorial Health University Medical Center. Pinckney was listed in stable condition, while her granddaughter was listed in critical condition. The incident began with an earlier altercation between the granddaughter, her mother and several other people in the neighborhood. Pinckney was described by police as an innocent bystander. Williams fled from the scene after opening fire at about 9 p.m. Officers responding to the scene began combing the area where he had been seen running. About a block away, the weapon believed to have been used in the shooting was recovered. Williams was arrested shortly after 4 p.m. on Sept. 18 when he surrendered to police after nearly 20 hours on the run. He was taken to the Chatham County Jail charged with two counts of aggravated assault. More charges are pending.

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| News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

News that Sounds Like a Joke

(1) In July, National Hockey League player Derek Boogaard, an “enforcer” known for his willingness to brawl, opened the Derek and Aaron Boogaard Fighting Camp in Regina, Saskatchewan, to train teenage hockey players in that highly essential skill. (2) Iran’s state-sponsored news agency IRNA announced in July that its agents had broken up a Western countries’ “spy ring” that employed more than a dozen squirrels trying to bring “spy gear” of foreign agencies into the country.

The Continuing Crisis

Modernizations: (1) Congregants of Rev. Tom Ambrose, of St. Mary and St. Michael Church in Trumpington, England, met in September to complain of several things about their vicar, most notably that he delivered the Christmas sermon last year (and several since then) using Microsoft

PowerPoint. (2) George Zokos is a professional shepherd in Tyrnavos, Greece, but due to health problems three years ago (according to an August Agence France-Presse dispatch), he now herds the sheep from his car. One priority of President Vladimir Putin’s Nashi national youth movement is procreation to build up Russia’s declining population, according to a July report in London’s Daily Mail (which also charged the Nashi with inculcating authoritarianism). Its two-week convention in July (with 10,000 in attendance) featured on-site sexual encouragements with not a condom in sight. And in Russia’s Ulyanovsk province, the government again this year promoted Sept. 12 as a patriotic conception day, featuring SUVs and other prizes to couples who manage to time their blessed events for June 12, which is Russia’s Constitution Day.

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(1) In August, employees at the bar Changes, in Seattle, had to break up a karaoke-night attack by a woman on a man who was singing the Coldplay song “Yellow.” The woman had shouted, “Oh, no, not that song. I can’t stand that song.” She charged the stage, screamed at the man and shoved him (and it eventually took four men to hold her for police). (2) Megan Conroy, 18, pleaded guilty in Brisbane, Australia, in September, to assaulting a 40-year-old man in May (by kicking him in the testicles) because he had mispronounced her first name. (And if you ever meet her, it’s “mee-gan,” not “maygun.”)

Least Competent People

Quinton Thomas, 22, inadvertently strengthened the murder charge against him in April when he mailed a letter from the jail in Rockville, Md., believing that the contents would not be read by jail officials. However, Thomas had gotten the recipient’s address wrong, causing the post office to “return to sender,” and, as longstanding policy, officials inspect all incoming mail (for contraband). According to an August Washington Post report, Thomas characterized his emerging alibis and also wrote about a witness, “This white (expletive) can’t make it to court on May 7 through May 12, ya feel me. I don’t care what you gotta do, you don’t even gotta stink the cracker, he just cant make it to Rockville that whole week, Homie.” Bad Judgments: (1) In Huntsville, Ala., in June, Dwight Clark, running his fin-


Australian rugby league player Ben Czislowski, 24, complaining of an eye infection and pain in July, was found by doctors to have, embedded in his head, a tooth belonging to opponent Matt Austin, with whom he had violently collided in an April match. Austin also lost several other teeth in the collision. A Solution More Disturbing Than the Problem: David Armour, then 13, “wheezed all the time and could not do any exercise,” said his mother, of Glasgow, Scotland, speaking about her son’s severe asthma. His complete recovery, according to a July report in the Scottish Daily Record, is attributed to two years of dedication in learning to play the bagpipes.

Undignified Deaths

(1) A Lake Charles, La., man was killed in August by a single gunshot, which was explained by Sheriff Tony Mancuso: “(The man and his girlfriend) were engaged in consensual sexual behavior involving a firearm when the firearm was discharged, resulting in his death.” (2) A 60-year-old female rancher was killed in August in Mitchell, Australia, when a 10-month-old male camel (recently arrived as a birthday gift for the woman) apparently mistook her for a female camel, knocked her to the ground, and lay on top of her in what one camel expert said “no doubt” was “sexual” behavior, crushing her with his 330 pounds. w

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U.S. scientists tracked a shorebird as it made a record 7,145-mile flight from Alaska to New Zealand without stopping for food or water. The U.S. Geological Survey’s Alaska Science Center says its observations confirm the godwit made the longest nonstop flight ever recorded for a land bird. The bird, dubbed “E7,” was one of 16 godwits captured by researchers in early February in New Zealand. All were fitted with GPS and a small battery-powered satellite transmitter to track their migration. E7 left northern New Zealand on March 17, flying 6,300 miles nonstop to China. After resting for five weeks, it then traveled on to a summer nesting area in western Alaska. The bird began its record-setting flight back to New Zealand on Aug. 29, flying past Hawaii, Fiji and other remote islands of the Pacific before arriving on Sept. 7 just east of where she had been captured seven months earlier. During those nine days, the bird “slept” by shutting down one side of her brain at a time, researchers said. w

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ern jazz, and tours worldwide to both critical and public acclaim. Their appearance at this year’s Savannah Jazz Fest is something of a feather in the cap of the CJA, and —it should be said— they could hardly have chosen a better or more well-known group to headline this particular night. There’s only one problem. According to Yellowjackets bassist and founding member Jimmy Haslip, his band doesn’t exactly fit the bill. “I think one of the bigger genres today that people seem to categorize us as is the ‘smooth jazz’ movement,” he muses by phone from his home in Los Angeles. “I mean, I don’t consider The Yellowjackets smooth jazz, but unfortunately, some promoters and journalists seem to think that’s the direction we move in.” This may come as a surprise to many fans of the group who consider themselves fans of that often maligned genre (which has been historically derided by hardcore jazzbos for being too lightweight or pop-oriented to be taken as seriously as “true” jazz). However, as an extended conversation with the convivial Haslip shows, he’s not nearly as condescending towards the genre as many of its detractors. He’s just proud of the broad scope of his bandmates’ talents, and views his group as too diverse and open-minded to be hemmed-in by such a ham-fisted handle (with lingering negative connotations). “Look,” he continues good-naturedly. “In the past, we’ve recorded a few things that smooth jazz fans have endeared, but as a band, we never really wanted to conform to any trends. We’re all about stirring the pot! Along the way, we’ve been inspired by certain people — including (Weather Report keyboardist) Joe Zawinul, who just passed away. He was a big influence on the group even early on. Now, we don’t sound anything like Weather Report, but them and Miles Davis and John Coltrane were


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Miles Davis was the quintessential example of what we might call ‘the jazz explorer.’ He was restless, and didn’t want to get stuck doing just one type of thing, or stay in one place too long. He wanted to experiment from within the music and take it to new and exciting places. “In a way, this is a kind of deeper — and even spiritual quest. The group’s common goal is to become better musicians, and in doing so we sometimes might selfishly sit down and write material that’s more challenging and complex to us as players than it may be interesting to an audience. At the same time, The Yellowjackets always try to be mindful of making the complex songs more understandable to our fans.” The more the bassist speaks about the spiritual side of his —and his band’s— music, the more it becomes obvious that for him at least, being in The Yellowjackets is more than just a fun, lucrative job. “I’m as much of a music listener as I am a producer and composer,” he offers. “I love to listen to beautiful music of all sorts. And it doesn’t have to be complex, either. It could be very simple. Like just Bob Dylan singing a song and playing the acoustic guitar. I could listen to that and be blown away! It has to be... compelling. Maybe that’s the word I was searching for. It has to raise my curiosity and teach me something I never knew before. Like when you see a Hitchcock movie and you wonder where it’s all going, but somehow you’re led into it there’s a huge surprise at the end when it all comes together.” “That’s what we’re trying to when we’re writing, rehearsing and recording. We want to present something that may surprise the listeners and takes them to a place where they have a new experience. Or any special experience, for that matter! (laughs) If I hear a piece of music and it makes me cry then it has done something truly extraordinary. It’s reached me on a very deep level.” “This is all about honing our skills and using all the metaphysical and spiritual things that enter into it. I studied Kundalini yoga for a couple years and was blown away when my instructor called music the highest form of yoga. I found that very interesting, and motivating.”

For this appearance in Savannah, the band will be joined by their old friend, Eric Marienthal, a modern jazz icon who first came to prominence in the late 1980s as a member of Chick Corea’s Elektric Band. He’ll be filling in for Bob Mintzer who can’t make this gig. Haslip says this Forsyth Park show will —by nature and design— be noticeably different from any other show they have played. That’s the way the band likes it. “Live, you’re actually creating in front of an audience, and when it’s jazz improvisation, that will simply never happen again,’ he says excitedly. “What’s most interesting to me, and I believe the other members, is to just have a basic template of the songs and then create something brand-new from night to night and really take chances. Sometimes you fall on your face and sometimes things happen musically that you just can’t even believe.” “There are some rules, but there are also infinite options. You try and go out with an empty canvas. Sometimes it’s too slow, or you’re too fast. Sometimes you break into a Latin rhythm, or not! (laughs) In the studio, you can hone things to a kind of perfection, but live it’s all about a conversation between the musicians on stage that night.” “We’ve been nominated for 13 Grammys, and won plenty other awards around the world. That’s wonderful, but it hasn’t jaded us. We’re still learning and growing. It’s hard to explain the chemistry between all of us in the Jackets, but it puts us in the mood to buckle down and be serious about doing what we need to as musicians.” “Then of course, there is the long history of wonderful and amazing musicians who preceded us that we all look up to. If we can bring some of that great history forward, especially to young musicians, then we can be an important link of some sort to the future.” “We’re trying to do the right thing.” w The Yellowjackets w/Eric Marienthal play at 9:30 pm, Friday in Forsyth Park. The show is FREE to ALL-AGES. For more info, visit

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it for us on the traditional side. Of course, we’ve also been heavily influenced by folks like Peter Gabriel and by African and Latin music. And classical music! We peek into these other closets for ideas, and most bands don’t. (laughs) Plus, we’re still continuing on in that quest!” It’s a journey that has served the band well, indeed. While the Savannah Jazz Fest’s promotional literature cannily ties in their 25th Anniversary to The Yellowjacket’s own quarter of a century milestone, Haslip corrects that piece of information too — although admitting that there’s been no small amount of confusion surrounding the actual date of the band’s formation. “Officially, we’ve been together for 29 years. That’s a really long time for any unit. At this point, the elders of the group are myself and (keyboardist) Russell (Ferrante), who’ve been in the band from the very beginning. Bob Mintzer (saxophonist and clarinetist) has been with us for 17 years, and our drummer (Marcus Baylor) —who’s the newest member— has been on board for 7 years, which is a long time as well.” The group originally formed as an instrumental spin-off from R & B guitarist Robben Ford’s band, and nabbed a contract on their own with Warner Brothers Records. Throughout their storied career, they have veered into some unexpected territory, but maintained a large and loyal legion of fans who find in The Yellowjackets not only the slick production value which helps to define much of the “smooth” genre, but an adventurous, abstract spirit more closely akin to less commercial forms of jazz. Haslip chalks up the band’s exploratory nature to their collective vision of what writing and performing jazz music is all about. It’s a vision that values artistic challenges over celebrity status. “The Jackets were never concerned with the flavor of the month. We’ve changed a lot over the years, but we’ve kept a certain identity and kept moving forward. We wanted to experiment with the music and keep it fresh. In doing so, I think we found some more unique ways of expressing ourselves, where other bands might not have.” “The common goal is a motivation to move the music in a different way. I think


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his 26th Annual installment of our city’s well-known free music festival (sponsored in large part by the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs) continues this week with a schedule of impressive regional, national and even internationallyknown artists representing a wide swath of traditional and contemporary jazz, as well as that genre’s kissing cousin, the blues. Wednesday at 7 p.m. is a diverse triple bill at Armstrong Atlantic State University’s Fine Arts Auditorium. First up is a set by The SkyeLite Jazz Band, followed by One Leg Up at 8:15 p.m., and ending with The Ben Tucker Trio featuring Lynn Roberts at 9:30 p.m. Formed in 1992 at the Savannah Arts Academy (and originally known as the BlueLight Jazz Band), The SJB has become one of the most well-known and celebrated high school jazz ensembles in the U.S. Asheville, N.C.’s One Leg Up is one of the leading exponents of so-called “Gypsy Jazz” on the scene today. Inspired by the ground-breaking work of famed guitarist Django Reinhardt, who —along with violinist Stéphane Grappelli— developed this upbeat and sensual form of percussion-less acoustic string, woodwind and brass jazz at the Hot Club of Paris in the mid-1930s. Their lineup includes standup bass, violin, guitar, mandolin, clarinet and tenor sax. And finally — bassist and composer Ben Tucker is recognized as one of the most prominent jazz figures in Savannah. A cel-

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ebrated composer of more than 300 original tunes (including his signature “Comin’ Home Baby,” which was a hit for Mel Tormé and —more recently— Michale Buble, and “Devilette,” cut by Dexter Gordon), Ben has always surrounded himself with the cream of the crop, so his set should be top-notch. The next night at 7 p.m., the celebration moves to its most notable venue, the outdoor stage at Forsyth Park. Thursday is Blues Under The Stars Night, and the first of two featured acts will be recognizable to most local music fans. Eric Culberson has led his own electric blues band for almost two decades, and in that time he has released two highly praised studio albums on the King Snake

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label, and a critically acclaimed live album on his own. Backed by a wicked-tight twopiece rhythm section, badass guitarist and front-man Culberson tears through Chicago and Memphis-style blues with a passion and drive that will astound many who may have naively written him off as a “local boy.” Immediately following Culberson’s band, at 8:15 p.m., Columbia, S.C.’s favorite sons Elliot & The Untouchables bring their take on jumping West Coast swing and high-energy blues to Savannah, as they have to many other prominent music events throughout the country (including Asheville’s way-cool Bele Chere festival), and Ireland, where they were chosen to open for Van Morrison.

Finishing off the night at 9:30 p.m. will be headliner John Lee Hooker, Jr. – son of John Lee Hooker, Sr., one of the most influential American blues singers and guitarists in history. As a young man, John Lee Jr. guested on one of his dad’s albums, and after more than a decade off the scene has returned with a vengeance. He’s racked up award nominations for his “down and dirty” blues, as well as shared the stage with everyone from B.B. King to Koko Taylor. At 11 p.m. that night, an after-hours jam session will take place at Kokopelli’s (107 W. Broughton St.), the area’s newest venue to strictly book jazz. These jam sessions are a cherished tradition at the festival, and usually wind up featuring standout local artists


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bonist Teddy Adams, saxophonists George Harper and Eddie Pazant, drummer Ben Riley and vocalist Huxsie Scott. Immediately thereafter, things start to get serious when drummer Ben Riley returns for a showcase set with a man Jazz Weekly calls “the most lyrical piano player of our time,” Kenny Barron. Sonny Rollins, Stan Getz, Earl “Fatha” Hines, Hank Jones, Clark Terry, Billy Taylor and more have all chosen Ben’s “beat of the traps” – not to mention Thelonious Monk and Ron Carter, both of whom Riley spent many years with on both record and stage. The L.A.Times named Barron “one of the top jazz pianists in the world.” He spent years in Dizzy Gillespie’s band, and co-founded the wellreceived group Sphere with his pal Ben. This all leads up to the final two sets of the night: The Rashied Ali Quintet and Vincent Herring backed by The Savannah Jazz Orchestra. Ali is famous for replacing the great Elvin Jones as John Coltrane’s drummer of choice in the mid-1960s, and – as Jazz Fest spokesman Skip Jennings joked at a press conference earlier this year, it’s never a bad thing when you can draw a direct line between one of your headliners and ‘Trane. His set begins at 8:15 pm, Saturday. Closing out this last full night of our 2007 Jazz Fest is Vincent “Mr. Wizard” Herring, considered by many to be one of the finest saxophonists of this generation. He’ll be backed by The Savannah Jazz Orchestra, a 16-piece band including trumpets, trombones, saxophone, piano, bass and drums, co-directed by Randall Reese and Teddy Adams. As always, another after-hours jam at Kokopelli’s begins at 11 p.m., Saturday. The next afternoon, everything draws to a close with the Savannah Youth Jazz Festival, showcasing some of the finest local budding talent. In a show that’s entertaining for adults yet geared for kids, The Savannah Arts Academy’s SkyeLite Jazz Band will appear at 4 p.m. with longtime jazz aficionado Ronald McDonald. The CJA All-Stars follow at 5 p.m., with a full set of their own. Again, all these events are completely free and open to the public. For more info, go to w

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as well as members of the headlining acts swapping licks in a casual setting. The next night celebrates a renewed spirit of inclusion with “Smooth & Sexy,” an evening devoted to the best in contemporary jazz. Opening act Between 9 & 7 boasts solid musicianship and exceptional players. Their set starts at 7 p.m. They’ll be followed by the Atlanta-based soprano saxman Dee Lucas, who did not even attempt to play his instrument until the age of 27, but who now –at 40— has quickly become an up-and-coming artist to watch. Modern jazz/R & B superstars The Yellowjackets close out the night at 9:30 p.m. with a full set that features their special guest, saxman and clarinetist Eric Marienthal (known for his work with Chick Corea). For more info on this major booking, see our Interview this issue. The party continues with another-hours jam session at Kokopelli’s at 11 p.m. Saturday, the festival’s theme is “Beautiful City, Beautiful Music,” which is appropriate, given the lovely environment of Forsyth Park. As in past years, Sunday’s music starts in the afternoon, with a 3 p.m. set by the Merit School of Music’s Jazz Studies Program. This group took home the 29th Annual Downbeat Award for Best Jazz Group in a Performing Arts High School. Led since 1996 by Michael McLaughlin, this Honors Jazz Ensemble has played for President Bill Clinton, and at the prestigious Chicago Jazz Fest, among others. That set will be followed by a 4:30 p.m. visit from one of the more adventurous of today’s horn players. Tim Hagans has been a member of both Stan Kenton’s band and Woody Herman’s Big Band in the 1970s, and is distinguished by his ability to summon a “chromatic layer of sound.” He’ll be accompanied by the lauded University of North Florida Jazz Ensemble I. A bit later, at 5:45 p.m., local supergroup the Coastal Jazz Association AllStars reassembles for one of their infrequent gigs. Each one of the participants was unanimously inducted into the CJA, and boasts both a lifelong commitment to jazz and a strong connection to the area. This year’s lineup includes bassist Ben Tucker, trom-


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espite what sad-sack naysayers might have you believe, over the past decade and a half, a handful of Savannah-based original rock groups have gone on to some degree of national or international fame. Freak-rockers GAM toured the East Coast several times, attracting the attention of major record execs and producers, and even had one of their shows broadcast on Japanese TV. Perpetual Groove (though now based in Athens/Atlanta) regularly criss-crosses the country, playing to sizable crowds in theaters, large clubs and at festivals and on jam-themed cruises — not to mention one-upping GAM by actually playing a series of shows in the Land of The Midnight Sun. Cult metal groups such as Kylesa, Baroness, Circle Takes The Square and Showbread have also earned substantial followings both here and abroad through seemingly relentless touring and shrewd word-of-mouth marketing. Now, it seems Savannah can legitimately add Passafire to its list of “local boys done good.” In what might be termed the logical result of the band’s diligent, focused career arc, they have just inked a deal with the upstart LAW Records label, and —with the help of a new management firm— are set to embark on an 8-week tour of North America opening for kindred spirits Pepper. That

excursion will find them playing large, bigtime venues in both the U.S. and Canada, and places the road-ready group in front of thousands and thousands of potential new fans, most of whom will be predisposed to digging their hypnotic, uptempo hybrid of reggae and rock. “Things have really picked up for us,” says Passafire keyboardist Adam Willis. “Originally, the tour was only supposed to go for about a month, but we were adamant about going longer, and Pepper’s management and agency (William Morris) worked together to make that happen. We’ll get the exposure we need to move up which will in turn sell more records.” If you think Willis sounds secure in his belief that his band is on the cusp of much greater acclaim and notoriety, you’d be correct. And yet, there’s something downright heartwarming about the way he says things like “when we succeed,” as opposed to “if we succeed,” when speaking about the band’s hopes for their new record. Willis says everyone in the group is well aware of what a great opportunity they’ve been given with this particular tour — and they’re determined not to squander it. On the contrary, they seem raring to go. “It’s absolutely an amazing chance for any up-and-coming artist to get on board with an established act like this,” Willis enthuses. “We finally linked up with a band that we respect, that’s on the same page as us, with the following to make it happen. It’s

amazing to see the response already from being linked with LAW and Pepper. Fans are popping up everywhere and we’re known on a much larger scale than before.” Willis admits the scale of this trip will be greater than any they have attempted in the past, but even that is viewed by the band with wide-eyed enthusiasm. “We’ll be playing six nights a week for almost two months with just a break for Thanksgiving. It’s pretty intense, and we all love that. You are talking to four young guys with a serious hunger to be on the road and on stage. We have already done like a hundred shows this year, and cut an album! (laughs) Pepper sold out every show on their last headlining tour, so the crowds will be big in every city — as many as 2,000 each night. That’s enough of a rush to keep you going.” Willis says the band’s upcoming show at Locos will be their last in Savannah for some time (as the tour kicks off at the Las Vegas House of Blues on October 17), but local fans don’t have to worry about them putting on airs or changing their image. “That’s not what this is about. Basically, this is us in our rawest form, throwing a massive party in front of our hometown crowd to celebrate the new CD, the new label, the tour, and living in a great city amongst great people.” w Passafire plays Locos Saturday at 10 pm. For more info:


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Appetite For Destruction

One of the premiere bands of its type, this touring act recreates the look, sound and attitude of vintage, pre-sabbatical GunsN-Roses, and often fills 2,000-seat rooms on their own. Fri., 8 pm, Retriever’s (Statesboro).

Bottles & Cans

Swinging, garage-rock influenced blues. Wed., 9 pm, Bay Street Blues + Thurs., 7 pm, Dawg House Grill + Fri., 9 pm, Mercury Lounge + Sat., 8 pm, The Warehouse.

Mark Carter

Local acoustic singer/songwriter/guitarist. Sat., 6 pm, Tubby’s (Thunderbolt).

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The Chuck Courtenay Band

One of the most popular modern honkytonk and southern rock bands around, playing covers and originals. Wed., 7 pm, Driftaway Café (solo) + Sat., 10 pm (full band), Shamrocks (Wilmington Isl.) + Sat.,

Paper Champions

1 pm (w/Bucky Bryant) & Sun., 1 pm (w/Jason Courtenay) & Tues., 6 pm (solo), Wild Wing Café .

Critically-acclaimed, high-energy Atlanta indie-rockers featured on Deep Elm’s Emo Diaries. Sat., 9 pm, Hang Fire.

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The Permanent Tourists

Irish multi-instrumentalist/singer who’s toured the world with The Chieftains. Wed. - Sun., Kevin Barry’s.

Slick, tight R & B/rock party band. Fri., 9:30 pm, Tantra.

Done 4 The Day

Dynamic rock and roll party band made up of veterans of the regional club and concert circuit. Fri., 9 pm, Jukebox Bar & Grill (Richmond Hill).

Frazier & Tavalin

Female vocals and piano jazz duo. Thurs. - Sat., 7 pm, Vic’s On The River.

High Velocity

Popular classic and southern rock cover band that also plays modern country hits. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Red Leg Saloon.

I Am Sound

Farewell show for an original, promising local post-grunge/shoegaze act. Queen Fist opens. Fri., 11 pm, B & B Ale House.

Kurtis & Kody

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Marina Lomazov

Impressive local femalefronted jazz/light funk trio. Fri. Sat., 7 pm, Moon River Brewing

Abebi Stafford

Up-and-coming jazz pianist/ composer. Fri., 5 pm, Mansion on Forsyth.

The Train Wrecks

This Ukrainian-American “diva of the piano” has been deemed one of the most charismatic musicians in her field. This program includes Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Liszt, Debussy and Rachmaninoff. Tickets range from $12.50 to $35 at www. or by calling 525-5050. Sat., 8 pm, Lucas Theatre.

Hopped-up Americana and roots-a-billy. Thurs., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law Irish Pub + Fri., 8 pm, The Warehouse.

The Roger Moss Quintet

Yaakov Chesed

Snappy jazz cabaret act featuring many top area players. Thurs., 8 pm (duo show w/pianist Eric Jones) + Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park.

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Early punk rocker from who came to “Appalachian Gothic” by way of a stint in the hellbilly scene. Sat., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES. Young, touring Jewish soft-rock/pop quartet that sings in both English and Hebrew. Sun., 3 pm, Congregation Bnai Brith Jacob (5444 Abercorn St.). w

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Mike Cross

Part humorist, part storyteller and part singer, this exemplary fiddle player and guitarist has been making people of all ages laugh, tap their toes and sing along for over 20 years. With over a dozen critically-acclaimed albums to his name, and a legion of diehard fans the world over, this Appalachian ambassador is a minor national treasure whose approach to homespun, family-oriented entertainment and elucidation is often likened to that of Mark Twain and Will Rogers.A repeat visitor to this humble acoustic listening room adjacent to a famous stringed-instrument factory and repair shop not far from The Mighty 8th Air Force Museum, Cross’ local shows often sell out based on his loyal area fanbase —many of whom have been seeing him in concert since the late 1970s when he was a fixture of sorts at the legendary Night Flight Café on River Street. For $25 advance tickets to this ALL-AGES (smoke/alcohol free) show, call 748-1930. Sat., 8 pm, Randy Wood’s Concert Hall (1304 E. Hwy 80, Bloomingdale) - ALLAGES.

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Hank III

The first time Hee Haw’s Minnie Pearl met the grandson of her old friend, the late, great Hank Williams, Sr., she reportedly exclaimed “Lord, honey, you’re a ghost.” Sure enough, Hank III as he’s now known looks so much like his grandad, it’s easy to forget he’s even related to Bocephus - which is all the better in my book. This Williams boy has made a name for himself by loudly trashing the Nashville C & W establishment while touring hard behind a handful of releases that find him flitting between raw, unfiltered old-school country, hellbilly and punk-metal. This gig is said to include both country and punk tunes (by his alter-ego band Assjack), plus opening sets by his touring pals Those Poor Bastards, plus local Whiskey Dick (in solo acoustic mode). This is the most expensive show this club has ever mounted, but $25 tickets are said to be over half gone already, so if you want to catch this assumed sellout, I’d get down there and buy one ASAP. Tues., 9 pm, The Jinx.

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In honor of their first complete year of independently hyping and throwing electronic and dance music shows in Savannah (particularly Drum&Bass parties), these upstart local promoters are promising their “largest and most fun event yet.” The 6-hour marathon features sets spun and mixed by Santa Monica, Ca.’s Infiltrata, Atlantic Connection (formerly of N.C., but now turning heads in La. and Ca.), and exSavannahian Cyanide, who now lives in Atlanta and is part of the group Quadrant. The show kicks off with a 2.5-hour tag-team set from all the members of Symbiotek: DJs Epiphany, Cavity, Culprit, Lunatek and Knux. $10 gets you in. Sat., 9 pm, B & B Ale House.


One of the most flat-out entertaining, and refreshingly sincere acoustic string bands working today, this NYC-based trio’s shows are literally like stepping through a porthole in time, back to the glory days of Vaudeville. The WIYOS offer a mesmerizing mélange of Old-Time country, ragtime, hokum blues, and hillbilly swing. It’s played without amplification of any sort, just like back in the old days before “unbreakable” records and electric sports bras. If you love Appalachian jug-band music of the ‘20s or ‘30s (and who doesn’t?), or hot jazz, or racy, libidinous songs of courtship from your grandfather’s era, in 2007, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better example of those forms than that offered up by guitarist Parrish Ellis, standup bassist Joe DeJarnette and washboard man/lead vocalist Michael Farkas. “I think we’re exposing people to music that’s never really gone away,” Farkas told me once. “It was drinking, dancing and party music in the ‘20s and ‘30s, and we feel like people can – and do – enjoy it just as much today. We not on a mission, or anything like that – but we are passionate about the music, and we try to make the crowd that passionate as well.” The WIYOS have built up a loyal following of young and old alike from their occasional Savannah appearances, so this show should draw a decent crowd. Perhaps you should be a part of it... Sponsored by the Savannah Folk Music Society. $10 at the door (or $8 for SFMS members). Sat., 8 pm, Oatland Island Education Center - ALLAGES. w

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health and welfare of the community as its basis, but rather the future reputation of its kings and queens and the glorification of their wealth. To this end, the materials used are terracotta, and cast metals. As an example of this royal art, at the entrance to the exhibition hall is a brass head, labeled “in the Ife style”, pointing out I suppose, that it is not a genuine early Ife bronze. The Ife kingdom in Nigeria was a civilization that seemed to have developed metal casting from about the 10th century which has left us a large number of bronze naturalistic heads. Including this work in the show points out the difference between “Fine Art” as opposed to “Popular Art.” For me, there is something more acceptable about exhibiting the bronze pieces, since, after all, they were made to be seen and appreciated far into the future by whoever found them. Their nobility and evident beauty were designed to be admired, and those rulers they represented, envied. But the masks and ritual items become meaningless when removed from their ceremonial context and might only serve to remind the viewer how bereft his own culture has become. There is one item of clothing in the exhibition, a hunter’s shirt from Mali. It is made of strips of leather and fiber with cowry shells, animal horn and mirror decoration and is probably meant to protect the hunter in some spiritual way. The Yoruba of Nigeria have a mask making tradition which includes an Epa helmet mask to be worn on very specific occasions, and there is one in this collection. Many of such masks are over 5 feet tall, made of wood, and weigh somewhere between 4060 pounds. They are meant to be worn by young male dancers who must balance this artwork as they engage in acrobatic rituals. It is perhaps with secret relief that we finally turn to view the iron and cast metal currency from Nigeria, the Congo, Burkina Faso, Cameroon and elsewhere. Some items are massive and weighty and would be used for major purchases. A glass case holds smaller examples in various animal and shield and blade forms. Although the forms are unique, we are in the practical world of commerce and monetary transactions now, a place we Westerners can fully comprehend. w ‘Savannah Collects: African Art in Local Collections’ is up through Oct. 2 at Pei Ling Chan Gallery, 324 MLK Jr. Blvd.

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ne of the appeals for collectors of African popular art is that, for its own society, it has a use value and therefore, a meaning. For at least the last 100 years this has been its attraction for European artists and collectors whose own art forms have lost any collective communication ability and are reduced to mere individual self-expression., entertainment and investment purposes. This attractive exhibition includes art works predominantly from West Africa and the Congo, and in it are a variety of forms – statuary, vessels, a hunter’s garment, many masks and other ceremonial items, and examples of iron currency. The viewer is excused for thinking these items are ancient. In fact, since most are made of wood and other natural materials that easily deteriorate in time and climate, there are probably none here older than about 1900 and most were made much later. This is particularly true, since among tribal society, traditions remain strong, so many of the masks and ritual festival objects are still in use today and therefore will be in constantly new supply. A valuable addition to this exhibition is the continual showing on DVD of some anthropological film footage by Belgian filmmakers in Africa, one made in 1939, and others fairly recently, that allows the viewer to see these popular artifacts in their appropriate context. There is footage of stilt walkers and acrobats and dancers in festivals in Benin and the Ivory Coast. And in the CiWara masquerade, still performed by the Bamana people of Mali, the dancers, dressed in raffia coverings have beautiful carved headdresses representing the graceful shape of antelope horns. On a pedestal next to the film screen is such a headdress. Of course, the viewer cannot be expected to understand the significance of the artifacts, because of the very particular purposes for which they have been made. For example, in this exhibition there is a Nkisi figure from the Congo in which a human shape is tightly bound with rope-like restraints and punctured with small metal spikes. To the Westerner it suggests a sacrificial victim. But in truth, it is a container in anthropomorphic form which holds healing medicaments, and the terrifying looking spikes are there to prod and awaken the spirit and thus enable the medicines to be effective. To a believer, without its medicine, it would be discarded. But Africa, like Europe, Asia and Mesoamerica, had a separate art for the royalty and aristocracy that did not have the

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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. Whitney Gallery is at 415 Whitaker St. AASU Faculty Exhibition — Through Oct. 4 at the AASU Fine Arts Gallery. Ceramic sculpture, paintings, drawings, hand-colored photography, and more will fill the gallery. Weekdays 9 a.m.-5 pm. Free and open to the public. David Kurt — This SCAD painting MFA thesis show conducts “time-based experiments with the artistic aura emanating from Hall Street Gallery.” Through Oct. 4, open-

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‘Take the Burden’ — Solo painting exhibition by SCAD foundation studies professor Gregory Eltringham, through Oct. 7 at Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St. ‘Transportation of Place’ -- SCAD presents a lecture by renowned collaborative photographers Andrea Robbins and Max Becher, Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m. at Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. Free and open to the public. Chelsea Jones — Photography by this artist is on display at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave., Sept. 1-30. ‘Glorious Borders: Three Centuries of French Frames’ — Opens August 20 at the SCAD Museum of Art, 227 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., two doors north of the Savannah Visitors Center. Free. ‘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., through Sept. 28. Group Show — The Grand Bohemian Gallery at the Mansion on Forsyth Park is currently featuring artists John Duckworth, Irene Mayo and Jean Claude Roy.



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■ FRIDAY, Oct. 28

AJ’S DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT (Tybee) “Georgia Kyle” Shiver (7 pm) AMERICAN LEGION POST #36 (Thunderbolt) Karaoke THE APEX (Statesboro) “The ‘Boro Rocks” w/GO RADIO, 1994, Dora Maar, we Are Only Fiction, Looks To Make History (7 pm) AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill) Live Music TBA (9 pm) B & B ALE HOUSE I Am Sound (final show), Queen Fist (11 pm) B & D BURGERS (Southside) Live Music TBA (9 pm) BAHAMA BOB’S (Pooler) Live Music TBA (9:30 pm) BAJA CANTINA (The Landings) Live Music TBA (7 pm) THE BAMBOO ROOM (Tybee) Sammy Patrick (8 pm) BAY STREET BLUES Karaoke (9 pm) BAYOU CAFÉ Live Music TBA (9 pm), G.E. Perry & Strange Brew (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 G.E. Perry & Strange Brew (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 DAWG HOUSE GRILL Live Music TBA (7 pm) DEWEY’S DOCKSIDE (Tybee) Live Music TBA (6 pm) DIMENSIONS ART GALLERY Live Music TBA (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.) WormsLoew (9 pm) FRENCH QUARTER CAFÉ (Statesboro) Scott Baston & The New Architects (8 pm) FRIENDLY’S TAVERN 2 #@*! Karaoke GAYNA’S BAR (Tybee) Karaoke (9 pm) GEORGIA SOUTHERN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (Statesboro) Roy Clark (7:30 pm) GILLEY’S (Hinesville) Live Music TBA (9 pm) GUITAR BAR Live Music TBA 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) Flutist Ali Ryerson w/The Howard Paul Trio (8 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR The Jeff Beasley Band (9 pm) JEN’S & FRIENDS Live Music TBA (10 pm) THE JINX Closed for Private Party JUKEBOX BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill) Done 4 The Day (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.) The Negroni Trio (8 pm, 9:30 pm, 11 pm) LOCO’S (downtown) Machine Funk - A Tribute to Widespread Panic (10 pm) LUCAS THEATRE Savannah Film Society: THE TEN (8 pm) LUNA LOUNGE @ IL PASTICCIO Live Music TBA (9 pm) LUTHER’S RARE & WELL DONE (Beaufort) Live Music TBA (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 Open Mic Night w/Brandon Clark (8 pm) MOLLY MACPHERSON’S SCOTTISH PUB Live Music TBA (10 pm) MOON RIVER BREWING CO. Silver Lining (7 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) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE) Live Music TBA POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill) Live Music TBA (8 pm) QUALITY INN (Pooler) American Pride Karaoke (8 pm) RED LEG SALOON (formerly The Silver Dollar Café, Hwy 204) High Velocity (9 pm) RETRIEVER’S (Statesboro) Appetite For Destruction - G’N’R Tribute Band (8 pm) RIDERS LOUNGE (Hilton Head) Live Music TBA (9 pm) ROBIN’S NEST (Pooler) Live Music TBA (9 pm) SAVANNAH BLUES Live Music TBA (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) 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 The Permanent Tourists (9:30 pm) TOMMY’S (Pooler) Live Music TBA (9 pm) TUBBY’S (River St.) Live Music TBA (6 pm) TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt) Mark Carter (6 pm) TURTLE’S (Statesboro) Live Music TBA (10 pm) UNCLE BUBBA’S OYSTER HOUSE (Wilmington Isl.) Live Music TBA (7 pm) VENUS DI MILO Live DJ VFW CLUB (Hinesville) Live Music TBA (9 pm) VIC’S ON THE RIVER Claire Frazier & Peter Tavalin (7 pm) THE WAREHOUSE The Train Wrecks (8 pm) WASABI’S Live DJ Frankie-C spins Hip-hop & Electric Fusion (8 pm) WAYS STATION TAVERN (Richmond Hill) Karaoke (9 pm) WET WILLIE’S Live DJ (8 pm) W.G.’S Jason Bible (10 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ Live Music TBA (6 pm) Live Music TBA (10 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ (Bluffton) Live Music TBA (10:30 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ (Hilton Head) Live Music TBA (9 pm) YONG’S COUNTRY CLUB (formerly The Music Box) Live Music TBA (9 pm)

■ SATURDAY, Oct. 29

AJ’S DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT (Tybee) Joey Manning (7 pm) THE ALE HOUSE (Bluffton) Live Music TBA (10 pm) AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill) David Flannery (8 pm) B & B ALE HOUSE Symbiotek Prod. 1st Anniversary D&B Bash w/DJs Epiphany, Cavity, Culprit, Lunatek, Infiltrata and Atlantic Connection (9 pm)

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BAJA CANTINA (The Landings) Live Music TBA (7 pm) THE BAMBOO ROOM (Tybee) Sammy Patrick (8 pm) BAY STREET BLUES Karaoke (9 pm) BAYOU CAFÉ David Harbuck (9 pm), Live Music TBA (10:30 pm) BENNY’S (Tybee) Karaoke w/DJ Levis BERNIE’S ON RIVER STREET Karaoke (9 pm) BILLY’S PLACE (above MCDONOUGH’S) The Joseph Michael Duo (6 pm) BOGEY’S Live Music TBA (9 pm) THE BRITANNIA (Wilmington Isl.) Curbside (9 pm) CAFÉ LOCO (Tybee) Live Music TBA (10 pm) CAPTAIN’S LOUNGE #@*! Karaoke CHUCK’S BAR #@*! Karaoke CITY MARKET COURTYARD Jonathan Croft (2 pm) CLUB ONE DJ Jason Hancock spins Progressive House (10 pm) THE CREEKSIDE CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.) Live Music TBA (7 pm) DAQUIRI ISLAND (Abercorn) Karaoke THE DAWG HOUSE GRILL Live Music TBA (7 pm) DC2 DESIGN (104 W. Broughton St.) DJ Kiah (10 pm) DEB’S PUB & GRUB #@*! Karaoke (9 pm) DEWEY’S DOCKSIDE (Tybee) Live Music TBA (6 pm) DOC’S BAR (Tybee) Roy & The Circuit Breakers DOLPHIN REEF LOUNGE @ OCEAN PLAZA (Tybee) Eric Britt (3 pm), Live Music TBA (8 pm) DOS PRIMOS (Statesboro) Live Music TBA (8 pm) DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown) “World Famous” DJ Sam Diamond DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Sandfly) David Harbuck (7 pm) FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH (Tybee) The One Too Many Band (9 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (River St.) Jon Doe (9 pm) FRENCH QUARTER CAFÉ (Statesboro) Live Music TBA (9 pm) GAYNA’S BAR (Tybee) Karaoke (9 pm) GILLEY’S (Hinesville) Live Music TBA (9 pm) grapevine (wilmington isl) Gail Thurmond (6:30 pm) GUITAR BAR Live Music TBA HANG FIRE (37 Whitaker St.) The Paper Champions (9 pm)

THE HYATT Live Music TBA (8 pm) ISAAC’S ON DRAYTON Live Music TBA (9 pm) THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth) Live Music TBA (9 pm) THE ISLANDER (Wilmington Isl.) Live Music TBA (10 pm) THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head) Flutist Ali Ryerson w/The Howard Paul Trio (8 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR G.E. Perry & Strange Brew (9 pm) JEN’S & FRIENDS Live Music TBA (10 pm) THE JINX Closed for Private Party JUAREZ MEXICAN RESTAURANT (Waters Ave.) Karaoke KEVIN BARRY’S Gabriel Donahue KOKOPELLI’S JAZZ (107 W. Broughton St.) The Negroni Trio (8 pm, 9:30 pm, 11 pm) LOCOS (downtown) Passafire (10 pm) LUNA LOUNGE (Il Pasticcio) DJ Matthew Gilbert (10 pm) LUTHER’S RARE AND WELL DONE (Beaufort) Live Music TBA (10 pm) MALONE’S Live Music TBA (4 pm) MANSION ON FORSYTH PARK Pianist Eric Jones (5 pm), The Roger Moss Quintet (9 pm) MARDIS GRAS ON BAY Michael “B-Flat” Sears & Tony Royster, Sr. (7 pm) MARLIN MONROE’S SURFSIDE GRILL (Tybee) Mary Davis & Co. (8 pm) MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKS Live Music TBA (8 pm) MCDONOUGH’S Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE Live Music TBA (10 pm) METRO COFFEE HOUSE In The Picture, Andrew Miller, John G (9 pm) MOLLY MACPHERSON’S SCOTTISH PUB Live Music TBA (10 pm) MOON RIVER BREWING CO. Silver Lining (7 pm) MULBERRY INN The Champagne Jazz Trio (8 pm) MURPHY’S LAW IRISH PUB Seldom Sober (5 pm) NORTH BEACH GRILL (Tybee) Kurtis & Kody (7 pm) OATLAND ISL. EDUCATIONAL CENTER The WIYOS (8 pm) PANINI’S (Beaufort) Live Music TBA (10 pm) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE) Live Music TBA POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill) Live Music TBA (9 pm) QUALITY INN (Pooler) American Pride Karaoke (8 pm) THE RAIL PUB Live Music TBA

RANDY WOOD’S CONCERT HALL (1304 E. Hwy 80, Bloomingdale) Mike Cross (8 pm) RED LEG SALOON Live Music TBA (9 pm) RIDERS LOUNGE (Hilton Head) Free Shotz (10 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) THE SENTIENT BEAN COFFEE HOUSE Leslie Woods (8 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) STUDIO B (Glennville) Second Thief, Faster Faster, Set Apart (1 pm) TANTRA LOUNGE Funktasia (9:30 pm) TOMMY’S (Pooler) Live Music TBA (9 pm) TUBBY’S (River St.) Live Music TBA (6 pm) TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt) Mark Carter (6 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 (8 pm) WASABI’S Live DJ Frankie-C spins Hip-hop & Electric Fusion (8 pm) WET WILLIE’S Live DJ (8 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ Chuck Courtenay & Bucky Bryant (1 pm), Live Music TBA (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)

■ SUNDAY, Sept. 30

AJ’S DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT (Tybee) Joey Manning (7 pm) AQUA STAR RESTAURANT (THE WESTIN) Ben Tucker & Bob Alberti (11:30 am) AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill) Live Music TBA (9 pm) B & B ALE HOUSE Live Music TBA BAHAMA BOB’S (Pooler) Karaoke BAYOU CAFÉ Live Music TBA (8 pm) BELFORD’S Live Music TBA (6 pm) BERNIE’S (Tybee) Karaoke w/DJ Levis (9 pm) BILLY’S PLACE (above MCDONOUGH’S) Diana Rogers CAPTAIN’S LOUNGE #@*! Karaoke CHA BELLA Live Music TBA (10 pm) CONGREGATION BNAI BRITH JACOB (5444 Abercorn St.) Yaakov Chesed (3 pm) DAQUIRI ISLAND (Abercorn) Karaoke DEWEY’S DOCKSIDE (Tybee) Roy & The Circuit Breakers (5 pm) DOC’S BAR (Tybee Island) Live Music TBA DOLPHIN REEF LOUNGE @ OCEAN PLAZA (Tybee) Eric Britt (3 pm) DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown) “World Famous” DJ Sam Diamond DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.) Live Music TBA (7 pm) EL POTRO (13051 Abercorn St.) Karaoke w/Michael (9 pm) FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH (Tybee) Randy “Hatman” Smith (8 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (River St.) The Eric Culberson Blues Band (10 pm) THE FLYING FISH (7906 E. Hwy 80 by the old Williams Seafood) Barry Johnson (6 pm) THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth) Live Music TBA (5 pm) THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head) Dixieland Jam (3 pm), Deas’ Guys (8 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR Live Music TBA (7 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S Gabriel Donahue MALONE’S (309 W. River St.) Live Music TBA MCDONOUGH’S Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE Live Music TBA (10 pm) MOON RIVER BREWING CO. Live Music TBA (7 pm) MURPHY’S LAW IRISH PUB Irish Pub Acoustic Session (7 pm) NORTH BEACH GRILL Live Music TBA (7 pm)

ONE HOT MAMA’S (Bluffton) Live Music TBA (6 pm) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE) Live Music TBA RED LEG SALOON Karaoke w/Frank Nelson (9 pm) SAVANNAH SMILES (314 Williamson St.) Piano-Palooza (8 pm) SAVANNAH THEATRE “Broadway on Bull Street” (3 pm) SEA DAWGS (Tybee) Live Music TBA (1 pm) SLUGGER’S 5 Point Productions’ Karaoke (10 pm) SPANKY’S (Pooler) Live Music TBA (8 pm) TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt) Live Music TBA UNCLE BUBBA’S OYSTER HOUSE Live Music TBA (7 pm) THE WAREHOUSE Thomas Claxton (7:30 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ The Courtenay Brothers (1 pm), Live Music TBA (10 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ (Bluffton) Live Music TBA (9 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ (Hilton Head) Live Music TBA (11 pm)

■ MONDAY, Oct. 1

BAYOU CAFÉ Live Music TBA (9 pm) THE BOATHOUSE (Hilton Head) The Eric Culberson Blues Band (6 pm) BLUEBERRY HILL Karaoke DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown) DJ spins Beach Music DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.) Live Music TBA (7 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (River St.) Jeremy & Stephen of Argyle (9 pm) FRENCH QUARTER CAFÉ (Statesboro) Live Music TBA (7 pm) THE GRILL BEACHSIDE (Tybee) Live Music TBA (7 pm) GUITAR BAR Live Music TBA HANG FIRE DJ Sterling Hustle THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head) The Howard Paul Group w/Ali Ryerson (8 pm) THE JINX DJ KZL’S Kaleidoscope (10 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S Harry O’Donoghue KING’S INN Karaoke (9 pm) MURPHY’S LAW IRISH PUB Open Mic Night (7:30 pm) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE) Live Piano Music TBA RIDERS LOUNGE (Hilton Head) Live Music TBA (11 pm) SAVANNAH ACTORS THEATRE (703-D Louisvile Rd.) The Savannah Actors’ Theatre: The PBR Show (8 pm) SAVANNAH BLUES Live Music TBA (10 pm) SAVANNAH NIGHTS Karaoke SCANDALS (Tybee) DJ Marty Corley (9:30 pm) STINGRAY’S (Tybee) Roy & the Circuit Breakers (6 pm) TANTRA LOUNGE Live DJ (10:30 pm) WET WILLIE’S Karaoke (9 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ (Hilton Head) Live Music TBA (9 pm)

■ TUESDAY, Oct. 2

BAY STREET BLUES Live Trivia (10 pm) BAYOU CAFÉ Chief (9 pm) BILLY’S PLACE (above MCDONOUGH’S) The Joseph Michael Duo (6 pm) BLAINE’S BACK DOOR BAR #@*! Karaoke BUFFALO’S CAFÉ (Hinesville) Karaoke (7 pm) DAIQUIRI BEACH BN Trivia w/Artie & Brad (10 pm) DEB’S PUB & GRUB #@*! Karaoke (10:30 pm) DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.) Live Music TBA (6 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (River St.) “Georgia Kyle” Shiver & The Marshgrass Boys (9 pm) FRENCH QUARTER CAFÉ (Statesboro) Live Music TBA (7 pm) GUITAR BAR Live Music TBA HANG FIRE Pub Quiz w/Rob Oldham (9:30 pm) THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head) Bob Masteller & Friends (8 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR Diana Rogers (7 pm) JEN’S & FRIENDS Live Music TBA (7 pm) THE JINX Hank III, Assjack, Those Poor Bastards, Whiskey Dick (9 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S Harry O’Donoghue MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE Nancy Witt MERCURY LOUNGE Open Mic Jam w/The Eric Culberson Blues Band PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE) Live Music TBA SAVANNAH BLUES Open Mic Jam w/The Hitmen (10 pm) STOGIE’S Two Originals (10 pm) TOMMY’S (Pooler) Karaoke w/Jeff & Rebecca WET WILLIE’S Karaoke (9 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ Chuck Courtenay (6 pm), Team Trivia w/The Mayor WILD WING CAFÉ (Bluffton) Live Music TBA (9:30 pm) w

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for the children, including pony rides, face painting and costume contests. Most activities are included in the price of admission. A few, including the pony rides and face painting, have a nominal cost. Period dress is encouraged. Some participants have moved to Savannah from larger cities where Renaissance fairs are held, and are delighted at the chance to dress up like a lord or lady of the olde realm. Planning for the festival takes much work and time. “We start shortly after the one is held the year before,” Merbs says. “We start having monthly meetings.” The planning committee includes Oatland staff, members of the SCA and members of the Friends of Oatland Island. Actually putting the event on requires more than 200 volunteers. Once the planning and work is done, it’s time to play. “My favorite part is just seeing the children enjoy it,” Merbs says. “The Middle Ages have a sense of adventure that the kids feel.” The festival also performs an important service. “It’s an important fundraiser for us,” Merbs says. “Friends of Oatland Island is an independent non-profit that helps us with large capital projects and helps us with day-to-day support with the animal care.” Beth Logan is a Friends of Oatland board member. “I used to take my daughter to Oatland Island, and I have great memories of going there,” she says. “The festival has grown every year. We couldn’t do it without the SCA. They provide most of the stuff and they do a great job.” w


rebuchet, anyone? Not, it’s not a fancy French dish or a complicated role-playing game. A trebuchet is a wooden monster designed to either smash through walls or hurl projectiles over them -- a medieval weapon of mass destruction, if you will. If you want to see one in action, head out to the Medieval Festival, set for Sept. 29 at the Oatland Island Wildlife Center, now in its fourth year. The event, a key fundraiser for Oatland Island, has been a success from the start, and has grown every year. Last year’s festival drew 3,000 people. It began somewhat by accident. “We have a fundraiser called the Beastly Feast,” says Heather Merbs, an educator at the center who coordinates the Festival. “One evening, while we were packing up after the Beastly Feast, someone said the name sounded medieval,” she says. “We contacted the Society of Creative Anachronism.” The SCA is devoted to the study of pre17th century Western culture. Its members recreate the arts and skills of the European Middle Ages and Renaissance through period clothing and historical reenactments. The plan was for the SCA to bring an element of the Middle Ages to the Beastly Feast. “They said, ‘We’d love to help, but we’ve always been interested in a full-blown event,’” Merbs says. So the Medieval Festival was born. It’s put on annually by both the SCA (locally called Shire of Forth Castle) and the Friends of Oatland Island. This year’s activities will include juggling, archery, sword fighting, storytelling, crafts, games and even medieval food -- sort of. “We do sell giant smoked turkey legs,” Merbs says. “People think of them as medieval. It’s ironic, because the turkey didn’t exist in medieval Europe.” Musicians will include a bagpiper and a lute player. Merchants will be selling all types of items. There also will be activities

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have a love/hate relationship with sampling. It can be ingenious, recontextualizing sounds from records we know into something completely original. DJ Shadow’s “Lost And Found” used the urgent, instantly recognizable drums from U2’s “Sunday Bloody Sunday” as the backbone of a laid-back trip hop classic. Kanye West has established himself as one of the most consistently innovative samplers around, looping The Doors’ “Five To One” for Jay-Z’s Nas diss “The Takeover” or The Main Ingredient’s “Let Me Prove My Love to You” for Alicia Keys’ gorgeous modern pop classic “You Don’t Know My Name”. Madlib has become one of the most influential producers in history with beats that are constructed entirely of samples so obscure that he doesn’t even clear them. There’s a fine line between creativity and theft, though, and sampling can come across as lazy or deceptive. We’re all familiar with Sean Puffy Combs’ late-90’s reign of terror during which he scalped everyone from The Police to Enya in his pursuit of world domination. But loving a song only to find out it’s largely ripped off from someone else can feel like a betrayal. I grew up a huge fan of Janet Jackson until I flipped over to the oldies station and realized that almost all of her best songs were swiped from Sly Stone and The Supremes. “Crazy In Love” was one of my favorites before I found out Beyonce was just singing new lyrics over The Chi-Lites’ “Are You My Woman”. And though I gave Kanye credit above, his Daft Punk-sampling single “Stronger” is one of the most phonedin performances of his career (thankfully it’s the weakest track on the record). That being said, my favorite song and album of the long hot summer of 2007 were among the strongest arguments yet for the virtues of sampling. UGK and Outkast’s “International Player’s Anthem (I Choose You)” is the most soaring, joyous song I’ve heard in a long time. Like 2005’s similarly blissful “Stay Fly”, the Three 6 Mafia-produced track begins with a sample by underrated soul legend Willie Hutch but creates something thrillingly new by pairing it with a thunderous beat and some of the world’s greatest MCs. It kicks off with the strongest entry yet in Andre 3000’s recent return to rapping as he promises to have “your back like chiroprac.” But not to be upstaged, UGK’s Bun B and Pimp C launch into a blistering show-

case of verbal dexterity that solidifies their reputation as one of the best tag teams in hip hop, or as they put it, “the truth and not a fable.” M.I.A.’s sophomore album Kala has gotten a lot of press attention (equating to surprisingly strong sales), but nobody has fully pegged just how incredibly diverse and exciting a record it is. Kala is perhaps the most international, multicultural pop album in history to the point that the dancehall/favela/reggaeton fusion of her universally acclaimed debut Arular now seems quaint and constricted in comparison. No track covers the same ground as the one before it; in fact, no track stays on the same continent as the one before it. The pummeling tribal drums that drive “Bird Flu” – so named according to M.I.A.’s blog “BECAUSE THIS BEAT GON KILL EVERYONE!” (her caps lock, not mine) – have little to do with the retro Bollywood disco of “Jimmy” or the Baltimore club pyrotechnics of “XR2”. Her lyrical skills have improved exponentially too, as evidenced by the skeletal “Hussel” and the playful Timbaland collabo “Come Around”. But the two standouts on a record full of potential classics perfectly illustrate M.I.A.’s uncanny ability to string together elements from every genre of music to construct her own irresistible world party. On “20 Dollar” she takes the bass line of New Order’s “Blue Monday”, slaps it underneath a roaring industrial beat by Switch (who should become the hottest producer alive after his work on Kala) and then sings the chorus of The Pixies’ “Where Is My Mind”, creating a cacophonous masterpiece. And wait until you hear the surrealistic genius of “Paper Planes”, which is essentially a mashup of The Clash’s “Straight To Hell” and Wreckx-N-Effect’s “Rump Shaker”. It’s fitting that the strongest song on such a fantastic album has its roots in The Clash because in some strange way M.I.A. is their successor: fiercely political, ambitious, blue collar, fun-loving, globetrotting. Sure, they were a British punk band and she’s a Sri Lankan rapper, but the ideas and attitude are the same. Kala is the 2007 version of the focused, tightened-up Sandanista! everyone has always wanted. w Scott Howard is a writer, artist and allaround media gadfly. Write him at or To comment e-mail us at


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Upchuck would have been a more accurate title for this abysmal effort — not only does its mere existence instantly elevate the already high standing of such accomplished “raunchy comedies” as The 40-Year-Old Virgin and There’s Something About Mary, it also makes them seem as refined as an Ernst Lubitsch farce from the 1930s by comparison. Dane Cook, whose popularity continues to elude me, plays Chuck, who, as a 10-year-old, was placed by a Goth girl under a hex which states that whenever he sleeps with a woman, she will then marry the next man who woos her. This allows Chuck to have sex with all sorts of buxom babes without worrying about commitment issues. But he grows tired of such a shallow lifestyle, especially after meeting Cam (the eternally vapid Jessica Alba), a klutzy penguin specialist he’s afraid he’ll eventually lose to the curse. Cook and Alba generate about as much chemistry as a mongoose paired with a rattlesnake, while Dan Fogler, as Chuck’s foul-mouthed best friend, will likely endure as the movie year’s most obnoxious sidekick. After the film’s advance screening, sponsors handed out eMusic cards good for 35 free song downloads, perhaps as a goodwill gesture for having to sit through such a torturous experience. In my case, it wasn’t compensation enough: Considering my suffering nothing short of full partnership in eMusic would have sufficed.

Just as 1978 saw the release of two Vietnam War flicks that complemented each other in their portrayals of the skirmish — The Deer Hunter and Coming Home — along comes September 2007 and its entree selection of two Iraq War dramas. The Kingdom is basically a Rambo retread outfitted with a thin veneer of topical import. Director Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights) appears to be an American apologist at heart, which may explain why, after a fascinating title sequence illustrating the United States’ complicated ties to Saudi Arabia the movie quickly devolves into a standard us-against-them revenge flick. The film opens with a shocking sequence in which a base for American families in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is destroyed by terrorists, thereby prompting a group of elite FBI agents to undergo a secret mission to find the culprits once the Saudi and U.S. governments both balk at creating an international incident. Collectively, the four agents — played by Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner and Jason Bateman — are devoid of much in the way of personality, but that’s OK: Their only purpose in this story is to kill Middle Easterners. Lots

The PsychoTronic Film series This infamous and hilarious James Bond rip-off is one of the most notoriously bizarre secret agent/ kung-fu films ever made. it stars Weng Weng, the late 2’9” actor made famous by canadian rap group The chuds in their viral video which has been a smash on myspace and youTube. (1980, Phillipines)

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In the Valley of Elah 1/2

1/2 Writer-director Paul Haggis will forever be lambasted in many circles because his arch drama Crash unfairly shanghaied the clearly superior Brokeback Mountain at the Oscars. But those quick to write off Haggis as a pandering huckster tend to forget that he also penned the exquisite screenplays to two Clint Eastwood triumphs, Million Dollar Baby and Letters From Iwo Jima. It’s that Paul Haggis who shows up with In the Valley of Elah, a powerful drama that employs a murder-mystery template to initially camouflage what ultimately proves to be the picture’s true intent: Examine the repercussions of war on the psyches of the youngsters we ask (or order) to defend us in battle. Tommy Lee Jones, in a superlative performance, stars as Hank Deerfield, a retired officer trying to find out why his son went AWOL upon returning from a tour of duty in Iraq. It’s obvious from the outset that Hank won’t find his son alive, and once it’s ascertained that the boy was murdered, the continued on page 34

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morose father teams up with equally glum detective Emily Sanders (Charlize Theron) to solve the case. On its own terms, the mystery is set up and followed through in a satisfying matter, and only those expecting an elaborate Agatha Christie-style unmasking of the killer will be disappointed in this aspect of the story, which wraps up well before the actual movie does. Clearly, Haggis’ main story is about the toll that the Iraq War — and, by extension, all battles, especially those (like Iraq) created for bogus reasons — takes not only on the soldiers sent to participate in the bloodshed but also on their families and friends. For all his surface simplicity, Hank Deerfield is a complicated and conflicted individual, a conservative patriot who would never question the military but who can sense that its ideals, along with those of the country he loves, have changed since his time of service. Even more daringly (and likely to spark debates among war vets), Haggis’ film attempts to depict the manner in which the specter of war can follow a soldier back to civilization and inform every subsequent decision and action.

Feast of Love 1/2

A sprawling, messy yet occasionally affecting adaptation of Charles Baxter’s novel, Feast of Love finds Oscar-winning director Robert Benton (whose last film was the grossly underrated The Human Stain) orchestrating a series of intertwined storylines that all push force the notion that the true meaning of life can be found in the arms of a loved one. Morgan Freeman once again plays his stock role, a gentle soul who’s smarter than everyone else around him; here, that translates into the character of a happily married and semiretired professor who notices that love — and, in some cases, lust, deception and betrayal — is all around him. In what could probably be construed as first among equals in terms of the competing storylines, he befriends a coffee shop owner whose wife (Selma Blair) leaves him for another woman and who then becomes involved with a realtor (Radha Mitchell) who can’t seem to break off her affair with a married man (Billy Burke). The Mitchell-Burke relationship is given plenty of screen time on its own; ditto the puppy-love romance between two young coffeehouse employees (Alexa Davalos and Toby Hemingway). Happiness and tragedy are doled out in equal measure — usually falling where we expect — but a fine cast and some touching moments help make the film if not exactly a feast, then at

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Shoot ‘Em Up 

A confirmation has proven difficult to nail down, but it’s long been rumored that Clive Owen, who was seriously considered for the role of James Bond, turned it down early in the series revamping process, presumably because the Oscar-nominated Closer actor wanted the freedom to explore more serious fare. But if Shoot ‘Em Up — the antithesis of “serious fare” — is any indication, Owen turned down the role because — let’s face it — Bond is kind of a wuss when compared to the he-man Owen plays in this nonstop demolition derby of a movie. Certainly, 007 bedded his share of women in the Ian Fleming franchise, and plugged holes through an endless succession of villainous henchmen. But both at the same time? A piece of cake for Owen’s singularly named Smith, who never experiences coitus interruptus with sex partner Donna Quintano (Monica Bellucci) even as he rolls around the bed and floor (and slams

up against the wall) simultaneously banging Ms. Quintano and bang-banging the baddies. Clearly, Shoot ‘Em Up is simplistic, nihilistic, misogynistic, sadistic and just about any other “-istic” that comes to mind. Just as clearly, this is the movie that writer-director Michael Davis obviously wanted to make: It’s a picture with a purpose, and that purpose is to shoot first and never get around to asking questions later. Sharing some plot DNA with Eastern Promises, the story involves the protection of a newborn (and instantly orphaned) baby by folks who want to keep the child out of the clutches of murderous mobsters.

Eastern Promises


One of the central gags in Knocked Up involves the efforts of Seth Rogen and his pals to create a website that catalogues all the nude appearances made in motion pictures by actresses of all ranks. Of course, sites of this nature really do appear all over the Internet, though it’s unknown (at least by me) if a similar site exists that tackles male movie-star nudity with such dedication. If so, then Viggo Mortensen’s turn in David Cronenberg’s Eastern Promises will be right at the top of the site’s “Most Searches” list. In one of the climactic scenes, Mortensen’s Nikolai Luzhin, a taciturn chauffeur who works for the Vory V Zakone outfit (the Russian mafia) in London, is relaxing in a steamroom when he’s attacked by two knife-wielding (and clothed) assassins. Without time to even pick up his discarded towel, he ends up fighting both assailants in the buff, and thanks to cinematographer Peter Suschitzky’s camera angles, we can examine Mortensen from vantage points that even his personal doctor probably hasn’t seen (it’s astonishing that the prudes on the MPAA board gave the film an R instead of an NC-17). Some might think that Cronenberg is merely giving the ladies in the audience equal time, but on a thematic level, the skirmish makes sense: Nikolai has been living a life full of betrayal and deceit, and it’s time to strip down to his essence in order to make an attempt to reclaim his true identity. In a sense, Eastern Promises is a bookend to the last film made by Cronenberg and Mortensen: 2005’s excellent A History of Violence, about an ordinary cafe owner who may or may not have been a vicious mobster in his earlier years. Both films run along parallel tracks, full of whispery menace, marked by probing studies of masculinity at its extreme boundaries, punctuated with bursts of sexual and violent excess, and coping with abrupt endings. As the mob driver and occasional enforcer, Mortensen delivers a measured and restrained performance, whether dealing with the drunken son (Vincent Cassel) of the powerful crime lord (Armin Mueller-Stahl, absolutely chilling as the soft-spoken yet vicious kingpin) or trying to protect a hospital midwife (Naomi Watts) whose recovery of a dead prostitute’s diary places her right in the middle of a particularly sordid scenario.


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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. 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

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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 mildmannered that his own wife (Gretchen Mol) and son (Logan Lerman) are often disappointed in him — but because he’s about to

35 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.

Mr. Bean's Holiday 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 but they’re not enough to sustain an entire picture. w

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The Brave One is basically a retread of Death Wish, only with a sex change for its protagonist and, given the director (The Crying Game’s Neil Jordan) and star, a more distinguished pedigree. It also purports to add dramatic heft to the moral implications of the situation at hand, with an ad line that blares, “How Many Wrongs To Make It Right?” But the movie itself clearly doesn’t believe in its own promotion, resulting in a finished product that works as exploitation (like Death Wish) but fails at anything more socially relevant. Jodie Foster stars as Erica Bain, the host of a particularly dreadful-sounding NYC radio show called Street Walk. She and her fiancé David (Naveen Andrews) are blissfully happy, but everything changes after a brutal attack by street punks leaves David dead and Erica in a coma. Once Erica awakens, she’s become a different person, afraid of the city she calls home and terrified by even the thought of leaving her apartment. Mustering up her courage, she goes out and illegally buys a gun for protection. But quickly learning that happiness is a warm gun, she sets about using the weapon on anyone who threatens her, from punks on the subway to a killer in a convenience store. Detective Sean Mercer (Terrence Howard) obviously has no love for the victims, but he feels that it’s nevertheless his duty to stop this vigilante. Via a massive coincidence, he also becomes friends with Erica, little suspecting (at least at first) that she and the vigilante are the same person. Obviously believing they’re creating something meaningful, Jordan and scripters Roderick Taylor, Bruce A. Taylor and Cynthia Mort add superfluous moments that lessen rather than heighten the story’s impact. Still, the very setup of the movie makes it impossible not to line up firmly behind Erica, and on that primal level, The Brave One delivers the goods, as a string of evil men get what’s coming to them. Foster is rarely less than excellent, but for years now, she’s settled into making movies in which she portrays a largely desexed woman who’s all business and no pleasure (Panic Room, Flightplan, Inside Man, etc.). Mind you, I’m not suggesting an insipid romantic comedy opposite someone like Bruce Willis, but I’m sure there’s a happy medium to be found somewhere.

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play 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, they can lick any and all odds.

Hairspray 1/2

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-and-dance 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

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positively infectious. The weakest cast link is, perhaps surprisingly, Travolta, who may have enjoyed returning to his movie musical roots (Saturday Night Fever, Grease) but nevertheless fails to adequately fill the large shoes of the late Divine, who was simply, well, divine in Waters’ ‘88 screen version. (Harvey Fierstein, a more logical choice than Travolta, played the part on Broadway.) As for John Waters, he stuck around to make sure that the circle’s complete. Look for him in a split-second cameo at the beginning of the film: He’s the pervert who flashes a trio of housewives on the street.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix


Those who like their Potter black will find much to appreciate in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the fifth and moodiest of the J.K. Rowling adaptations to date. Chris Columbus’ first two entries — both underrated — focused mainly on fun and games, with the subsequent installments helmed by Alfonso Cuaron and Mike Newell taking on decidedly darker dimensions. The level of malevolence is raised even further here, thanks to the taut direction by unknown David Yates and a forceful performance by series lead Daniel Radcliffe. With only one to two years separating each Potter flick, it’s been easy to spot the relative growth of Radcliffe (as well as costars

Rupert Grint and Emma Watson) as he sprouted from wide-eyed tyke to troubled teenager. Yet between the last film (Goblet of Fire) and this new one, it’s startling to note how the actor and the character seem to have aged multiple years, a testament to the maturity and intensity that Radcliffe brings to the role. Villainy abounds in The Order of the Phoenix, with Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) haunting Harry’s every move, a fluttering fascist named Dolores Umbridge (Imelda Staunton) taking over the Hogwarts school, and an escaped prisoner known as Bellatrix Lestrange (Helena Bonham Carter) arriving late to kill off a popular character. Add to those threats Harry’s issues of abandonment and estrangement, and it’s no wonder the lad can’t keep those roiling emotions in check. In this respect, Phoenix operates not only as a story-specific fantasy flick but also as a universal teen angst tale, a farflung Rebel Without a Cause in which the protagonist tries to comprehend the adult world he’s on the verge of entering while simultaneously struggling to cut the umbilical cord of childhood. Because of this slant, this emerges as the most dramatic of the five films to date. w

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National Council of Negro Women meets the first Saturday of every month at 10 a.m. at the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum. Planned Parenthood meets the second Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. For info, call Heather Holloway at 352-4052 or Volunteers are needed for Planned Parenthood, and will meet the second Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at The Sentient Bean. For information about volunteering, call Heather Holloway 3524032 or Project Hot Seat Stop global warming with Greenpeace. Call 704-7472 for information. Savannah Area Republican Women meet the first Wednesday of every month at the Johnny Harris Restaurant Banquet Room on Victory Drive. The social starts at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is at noon. The cost is $13 at the door. Make reservations by noon on the Monday preceding the meeting by calling 598-1883. Savannah Area Young Republicans Call Alexandra Tabarrok at 572-8528 or visit Savannah Branch NAACP For information, call 233-4161. Savannah for Obama is a grassroots organization that is interested in raising local awareness for presidential candidate Barack Obama. The group meets the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Chatham County Democratic Headquarters, 109 W. Victory Dr. at the corner of Victory and Barnard Street. For information, contact or 748-7114. Savannah Republican Club Meets every second Tuesday of the month. Call 927-7170. .Skidaway Island Democrats Call Tom Oxnard at 598-4290 or send e-mail to Wipe Out Wireless Waste Keep Savannah Beautiful and the City of Savannah Community Planning and Development Department are sponsoring a wireless recycling program. Citizens are urged to drop off their used wireless phones at the Community Planning and Development office, 2203 Abercorn St. Participate or coordinate a drive in your neighborhood, church, school business and organization. For info, contact Nathaniel Glover at 651-6520. Youth Speak Out will speak held Saturday, Sept. 29 at 11 a.m. at Perry Park, corner of Cleburne and K. streets with games, basketball tournaments, a dunking booth, educational exhibits and more. Call Monica Saddler at 262-0003, Sandra Gibson at 571-6020 or Dana Roberts at 996-1157.

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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.


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 and look for The Arthritis Foundation link. 2007 Holiday Greenery Sale The Trustees Garden Club is taking orders for its annual holiday greenery sale. Items include freshly cut North Carolina wreaths (fraser fir, boxwood or mixed) and garlands (white pine, fraser fir and pine, boxwood or mixed). Flowering bulbs, poinsettias, kissing balls and topiaries are available. The order deadline is Oct. 26. Items are picked up by the customer the first week in December. Proceeds fund the club’s beautification projects throughout Savannah. Call 2342122. 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. Annual Fall Festival St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 11500 Middleground Rd., invites crafters to sell items at the Craft Sale and Flea Market, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 27 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Space and table rental is $30. A limited number of covered booths is available for $45. Call 925-4725 by Sept. 29. 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

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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 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 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. 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. 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@ 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 353continued on page 38

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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 Committee Headquarters A grand opening will be held Sept. 29 from 3-6 p.m. at 109 W. Victory Dr. Mayor Otis Johnson and Chatham County Chairman Pete Liakakis will jointly cut the ribbon, and Congressman John Barrow, State Sen,. Regina Thomas and State Rep. Bob Bryant will speak. All city council candidates have been invited to speak. There will be food, cold beverages and live music. Call Carolyn Bowden at 897-5455, Karen Arms at 790-8683 or visit www.Chathamdems. com. Chatham County Democratic Party meets the second Monday of each month. at 6 p.m. at 109 W. Victory Dr. Call Karen Arms at 897-1300 or David Bonorato at 9217039 or visit Chatham County Democratic Women For information, call Maxine Harris at 3520470 or 484-3222. Chatham County Young Democrats is dedicated to getting young people ages 14 to 39 active in governmental affairs and to encourage their involvement at all levels of the Democratic party. Contact Rakhsheim Wright at 604-7319 or chathamcountyyds@ Chatham County Young Republicans For information, visit or call Brad Morrison at 596-4810. Coastal Democrats Contact Maxine Harris at 352-0470 or 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 or send email to 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


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7633 or visit or 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@ 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. 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 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. 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 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 2007 Oktoberfest Regatta The Geechee Sailing Club is seeking sailors for this upcoming race, which is open to self-righting yachts 21 feet or greater. There

will be classes for Spinnaker yachts, nonSpinnaker yachts and cruising yachts. The entry fee is $55, which includes one ticket for the dinner and one T-shirt. For information, contact Larry Lee at 236-5644 or Home and Heart Warming Program The United Way of the Coastal Empire is taking applications for this Atlanta Gas Light Co. program. United Way was given a grant to be used to help low-income homeowners with free repair or replacement of gas appliances, such as hot water heaters, furnaces, space heaters and stoves. Qualified customers also can apply for free weatherization of their homes. The program is open to residents of Chatham, Bryan, Effingham, Liberty and Glynn counties. Call 651-7730. Miss Georgia USA and Miss Georgia Teen USA The pageant will be held Nov. 8-10, and applications are being accepted. For information, send your name, address, phone number, date of birth, a recent snapshot and a brief biography to: Greenwood Productions, Inc., 7121 W. 79th St., Overland Park, Kansas, 66204. For information, visit or call Janet Parkes at 913-642-8989.


700 Kitchen Cooking School will offer hands-on educational/entertaining cooking classes at the Mansion on Forsyth Park, 700 Drayton St. The cost of each class is $90 per person. Call 238-5158 or visit AARP Senior Drivers Safety Program Instructors are desperately needed to continue this program in Chatham, Bryan and Effingham counties. For information, call Chuck at 598-1011. Classes will be held: 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. 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 9-12 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. Attitudes, Personalities & Team Spirit is a workshop using the Myers-Briggs personality test. Discover how learning more about personality types and communication styles can affect your daily life and relationships both at work and at home. Knowing your personality type can help you minimize conflict and improve your interactions with others. The workshop will be conducted by Dr. Thomas Hollis, a Savannah psychologist, and will meet for three sessions on Tuesday Oct. 2, 9 and 16 from 7-9 p.m. at the Armstrong Conference Center, 11935 Abercorn St. The cost is $49 for individuals

| Happenings 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 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 4297265 or 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. Painting and Spirituality Workshop is held every Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. at Montgomery Presbyterian Church. Free and open to the public. All levels of experience are welcome. Bring whatever supplies you would like to use. Call 352-4400. Puppet Shows are offered by St. Joseph’s/Candler AfricanAmerican Health Information & Resource Center for schools, day cares, libraries, churches, community events and fairs. Call 447-6605. Savannah-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 or call 6527329. Savannah Learning Center Spanish Classes Be bilingual. The center is located at 7160 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Call 272-4579 or 308-3561. e-mail savannahlatina@yahoo. com or visit Free folklore classes also are offered on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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. continued on page 40


—and why does it never change? by Matt Jones


1 Wrestling victory 4 YouTube co-founder Steve 8 Discontented look 13 Ex-”SNL” player Gasteyer 14 Muggy 16 Extreme 17 Strip by the water 19 Phoebe of “Gremlins” 20 Actor who always looks like he’s about to kick someone’s ass 22 Shot at a sack 23 The Dead Kennedys’ “California Uber ___” 24 New York City university 27 Record label marred by the Milli Vanilli scandal 31 Actor who always looks creepy as hell 34 In the manner of 37 Turned down 38 Faith’s country-singing husband 39 Actor who always looks pissed off 44 Maternity gown variety 45 Hobbit feature? 49 TV carpenter Norm 52 A little sump’n-sump’n 53 Actress who always looks like she just sucked on a lemon 57 Business leader 58 1985 Queen song on the “Iron Eagle” soundtrack 59 Theatrical backer 60 Candlelight ceremony 61 Hint 62 Stringed instrument (and butt of many musician jokes) 63 Pizza destroyer of the 1980s, with “The” 64 Parade route sections: abbr.


1 Elapse 2 Suck it up? 3 Campbell and Judd 4 Cracker with the slogan “Get Your Own Box” 5 Ship frame 6 Royals outfielder Brown 7 Popular Halloween costume 8 They’re bid “So long!” 9 “Citizen Kane” or “I Love Lucy,” e.g. 10 Milhouse’s bus driver 11 Loud songbird 12 Vegas airport code 15 It may be shaken on 18 ___ Chris Steak House 21 Composer Monteverdi 25 Word before capitalist 26 Eager 28 Harden 29 “That’s more than I wanted to know” 30 Line up the crosshairs 32 File extension for installer programs 33 Curve in the road 34 Shot site 35 Comedy legend Costello 36 ___ Ghraib prison 40 Former World Chess Champion ___ Lasker 41 Another name for German measles 42 Go nuts 43 Nasal-sounding instruments 46 Deductive systems 47 Barely make 48 Edd of “77 Sunset Strip” 50 Sea of ___ (section of the Black Sea) 51 “___ Black” (Will Smith movie) 53 Rice-a-___ 54 Supposedly fought-over food 55 Brick in a playpen 56 57, to Julius Caesar 57 Dallas NBAer, for short

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and $69 with spouse, which includes test materials. Call 927-5322 to register. Beading Classes Learn jewelry-making techniques from beginner to advanced at Bead Dreamer Studio, 407A E. Montgomery Cross Rd. Call 920-6659. Upcoming classes are: Oct. 3, 6-8 p.m., Beginning Beading, $15; Oct. 10, 5-8 p.m., Twisted Bugle Bracelet, $30; Oct. 13 and 14, wire bending with visiting instructor Ronda Stevens, Class 1 is Oct. 13 at 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Oct. 14 from noon to 3 p.m., both are $35, Class 2 is Saturday from 2-5 p.m., $35; Oct. 17, 6-8 p.m., Earring and Basic Wire Bending, $15; and Oct. 24, 5-8 p.m., Sure-to-fit Wooley Worm Bracelet, $30. Class fees do not include materials. 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. Child Welfare Symposium The Savannah State University Department of Social Work will present Ethical Dimensions of Child Welfare Regarding National and State Funding on Friday, Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Elmore Theater of the King-Frazier Student Center. It is free and open to the public. Call 3562410. Christmas Barbershop Sampler Moon River Chorus will hold a seven-week seminar for ladies to learn to sing holiday music barbershop style. No need to read music, just have a good ear for pitch and enjoy singing. Begins Oct. 18 and runs consecutive Thursdays through Dec. 6 at Whitefield United Methodist Church’s social hall, at 55th Street and Waters Avenue. Free and open to all ladies. Contact Sylvia Flynn at or 927-2651. 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 Fall Visual Arts Classes The City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs is now registering students for its fall visual arts classes. Day and evening classes are offered in ceramics, painting, portfolio preparation, jewelry making and stained glass for children, teens and adults. All classes are held at S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St.Call 651-4248 or visit www. Fany’s Spanish/English Institute Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children are held at 15 E. Montgomery Cross Rd. Call 921-4646 or 220-6570 to register. Free Tax School Earn extra income after taking this course. Flexible schedules, convenient locations. The class is free but there is a small fee for books. Call 352-2862 or visit Highest Praise School of the Arts of Overcoming by Faith is offering vocal, piano and dance classes that are open to anyone from Pre-K to adult. Visit or call 927-8601. Housing Authority of Savannah

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Visit 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 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 Mindy Saunders at 234-0525. 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. Volunteer 101 A 30-minute course that covers issues to help volunteers get started is held the first and third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. The first Thursday, the class is at Savannah State University, and the third Thursday, at United Way, 428 Bull St. Register by calling Summer at 651-7725 or visit www. Working Women Who Need a Helping Hand is a seminar that wil be presented Sept. 29 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 447-6605. Workshop for Aspiring Thespians Nika Hinton will lead a free scene workshop in monthly sessions at Unitarian Universalist Church, Phillippa’s Place. Enter on Macon Street. Participants can work on scenes from great and near-great plays, musicals and film and improvisation sketches. Works will be recorded on video tape. Childcare will be provided upon request. To register, call 234-0980.


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. Breffni Academy of Irish Dance has opened a location in Richmond Hill and is accepting students. The academy is located at Life Moves Dance Studio, 10747 Ford Ave. For information, call Michael or Nicola O’Hara at 305-756-8243 or send email to Visit Flamenco Enthusiasts Dance or learn flamenco in Savannah with the Flamenco Cooperative. Meetings are held on Saturdays from 1 to 2:30 or 3 p.m. at the Maxine Patterson School of Dance. Any level welcome. If you would like to dance, accompany or sing, contact Laura Chason at 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

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 and announced each Monday. The dance lessons are held 6:30-7:30 p.m. Special cocktail prices are from 6:30-10 p.m. and their are hors d’ouerves. There is no cover charge. Everyone is invited and welcomed into club membership. Call 927-4784 or 398-8784 or visit The STUDIO Adult Beginner Ballet Class is being offered. The STUDIO also is accepting new students 5 and up for the new season. Contact Veronica at 695-9149. The STUDIO is located at 2805 Roger Lacey Ave. just off the intersection of Skidaway and Victory. Call Veronica at 695-9149 or visit

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Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. Cost is $30 for four sessions or $50 for 8 sessions. 819-6463. Dog Yoga The Yoga Room will hold a dog yoga class every first Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. at Forsyth Park. The cost is a $10 donation, with all donations given to Save-A-Life. Bring a mat or blanket and a sense of humor. Yoga for dogs is a fun way to relax and bond with your four-legged pet. Great for all levels and all sizes. 898-0361 or www. Energy Share every first and third Friday of the month at a new integrated healing center located at 72nd and Sanders streets. Call Kylene at 713-3879. 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. 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 2240406 or visit Pilates Classes are offered at the St. Joseph’s/Candler Center for WellBeing, Suite 203 of the Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St.

Four sessions are $30, eight sessions are $50. Pre-register by calling 819-6463. Savannah Yoga Center 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: 7:45-8:45 am Tai Chi w/Katherine; 11:30 am-12 Daily Lunch Meditation, 4:30-5:30 pm Da Tonga (yoga, toning, dance) w/ Elaine. Wednesdays: 9-10 am Qi Gong w/Katherine; 12-12:30 pm Daily Lunch Meditation; 5:30—6:45 pm Divine Yoga w/ Ellen. Thursdays: 7:45-8:45 a.m. Tai Chi w/ Katherine, 11:30 am-12 Daily Lunch Meditation; 4:45-6 pm Belly Dancing w/ Dawn. Fridays: 7:30-8:45 am Yoga-Lates w/ Dawn; 11:30 am-12 Daily Lunch Meditation, PM - Yoga Couples Date Night (RSVP Only). Saturdays: 8:15-8:45 am Meditation and Reiki with Ellen, 11:30 am-12 Daily Lunch Meditation, 12-1:15 pm Tai Chi with Kevin. Sunday classes coming soon. Option 1 membership $55 per month Regular. $65 Couples, $45 Students, Military, Seniors. Option 2 $105 Regular, $135 Couples, $95 Students, Military, Seniors. Located at 40th and Drayton streets. 236-3660 or Senior Power Hour

| Free Will Astrology by Rob Brezsny

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Your first assignment is to practice feeling that everywhere you go you are standing on holy ground. Capitalize that phrase in your imagination -- “I AM STANDING ON HOLY GROUND” -- as you move through the world. Your second assignment, which may at first seem unrelated, is to kick your evil twin’s ass. Do it tenderly and compassionately, with full awareness that both you and your evil twin are standing on holy ground. But don’t stop kicking until you convince your evil twin to take greater responsibility for his or her personal share of the world’s darkness.

around. In fact, why not move some of it right through the front door and out of your life? If we’re lucky, this will get you in the mood to launch a purge of everything that no longer belongs under your roof. Maybe you could throw a Simplification Party, complete with an exorcism. Or corral your friends for a haul-it-all-away caravan to the garbage dump. I don’t care how you do it, Cancerian. Just get rid of all knick- knacks, wall hangings, funny mirrors, broken dreams, balls and chains, and formerly cute mementoes that have lost their cuteness. It’s time to liberate your home.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): “Which kind of person are you?” asks editor Paul Somerson. “Are you a spineless lickspittle wage-slave cog toiling away to make someone else wealthy, destined to lead a bleak anonymous Wal-Mart life of relative poverty? Or are you someone with guts and brains who wants to get out from under the thumb of capricious, unappreciative bosses, create something new, and reap financial rewards?” Personally, I think he’s engaging in a bit of hype. There’s lots of fine territory to stake out in-between the extremes he describes. Still, it’s a good idea to push and prod you with his provocative question. You’re in a phase when you have more potential than usual to change your livelihood for the better.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Zam Zam Cola is a popular soft drink in the Middle East, an alternative to Pepsi and Coke in a place where many people have made a political decision not to buy American products. It’s named after the revered Well of Zamzam, which is located near the Kaaba in Mecca, the holiest place in Islam. In accordance with your current omens, Leo, I urge you to do the metaphorical equivalent of naming a cola beverage after a spiritual power spot. For example, you might imagine that a peanut butter-and-jelly sandwich contains the essence of your favorite god or goddess. As you eat it, fantasize that you’re absorbing that deity’s divine energy. The point is to be casual about something you regard as precious; to be playful with something you take seriously; to have fun with what’s most sacrosanct to you.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): “If love is a drug, I guess we’re all sober,” mourns Nerina Pallot in her song “Everybody’s Gone to War.” Your two-part assignment stems from that formulation. First, you should experiment with the hypothesis that love is in a sense a drug. Meditate on the fact that it literally changes your body chemistry and affects the way your mind functions. Second, make sure you’re not sober. Get yourself high on love in every way you can imagine, whether that means giving generously of yourself, encouraging the best in everyone, expressing your beauty extravagantly, or making it easy for others to adore you. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Move the furniture

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): If forced to decide between being filthy rich and living with one’s soulmate, 92 percent of the population would choose the big bucks. I hope that’s not your position, Virgo. In fact, I hope you’re not the kind of person who would even agree to entertain a question like that. The fact is, you *won’t* have to choose between love and money in the coming weeks, even if that initially seems to be the case. I urge you to hold out for both the $10 million AND the romantic bliss. Formulate a clear intention that you won’t sacrifice material security for emotional intimacy, or vice versa.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Here’s a brief mythic history of the birch tree, according to Philip CarrGomm’s book *Druid Mysteries.* The birch used to be called the pioneer tree because it was often the first tree planted on virgin soil, and so in a sense gave birth to the forest. The word “birch” is derived from a root meaning “bright” or “shining” in Indo-European languages. In Britain, birches were made into maypoles, which celebrants danced around during the fertility feast of Beltane. Siberian shamans, at the climax of their initiation ceremonies, climbed a birch tree, circling its trunk nine times. In the spirit of this rich folklore, Libra, I nominate the birch to be your tree of power as you begin a phase of bright beginnings and exuberant fertility. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You will soon be dealing with a challenge you have faced before: how to synchronize your two major archetypes, the lover and the warrior. As always, it will be a daunting task. You will be asked to cultivate the tender, considerate instincts of the lover within you while simultaneously feeding the fiery discipline of your inner warrior. I know you can do it, Scorpio -- even if it seems impossible from where you’re standing right now. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): In one of his “Letters to Lucilius,” the ancient Roman writer Seneca described the daily habits of his ancestors. “Those who have studied the customs of our early history tell us that people washed their arms and legs every day,” he reported, “but washed the whole body only three times a month.” In the coming weeks, Sagittarius, you should avoid this approach not only in the way you bathe, but in everything you do. It will be crucial for you to always go all the way. No partial solutions, please. No halfassed efforts or slapdash treatments. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Washington, D.C.’s most renowned vagrant never begs for money. Instead, he hangs around the streets all day and doles

out praise and flattery to passers-by. He calls himself Compliment Man. “Those are beautiful shoes you’re wearing,” he may say as you walk by, or “The two of you look great together” if you’re with a friend. In accordance with the astrological omens, Capricorn, your assignment is to be inspired by the Compliment Man in two ways. First, dramatically increase the blessings you bestow and the admiration you express; be a fount of felicitations. Second, expand your capacity for attracting and gracefully accepting compliments. Make yourself fully available, in every way you can imagine, to receive approval and applause. (P.S. I think you’ll find that carrying out task #1 will make task #2 occur quite naturally.) AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): It’ll be a good week to watch clouds. In fact, you’re likely to tune in to very useful information while communing with the everchanging skyscape. You may think catalytic thoughts and overflow with interesting feelings that would never have come to you unless you gazed upwards for extended periods. Please also consider exposing yourself to these influences: people who expand your sense of what’s possible; sights and sounds that diminish your fear; experiences that fill you with compassion for your fellow humans; and stories that awaken your longing for adventure. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): “You know how it feels when you’re leaning back on a chair,” muses comedian Steven Wright, “and you lean too far back, and you almost fall over backwards, but then you catch yourself at the last second? I feel like that all the time.” If you’re a typical Pisces, you know exactly what he’s talking about. That’s the bad news. The good news is that you’re in a phase when you could figure out how to escape that feeling forever. It may be hard for you to imagine (but luckily I’m here to help you imagine) how much power you have right now to build more security and stability into your life. w

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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


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is a program for people over 55. Health and wellness professionals help reach fitness goals. The program may include, but isn’t limited to, strength training, cardio for the heart, flexibility, balance, basic healthy nutrition and posture concerns. Call 8987714. Sunrise Boot Camp at Tybee Island will be held Monday through Friday from 6-7 a.m. Park in the North Beach parking lot and go over the first crossover. Bring a mat. Conducted by Paul Butrym, certified personal trainer and ex-Marine. Three days of strength training and two days of cardio each week. The cost is $10 per class, $40 for the week or $75 for a fourweek session. Call 604-0611 or email pbutrym@

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are offered Mondays and Fridays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Suite 203, Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. Four sessions are $30 or eight sessions are $50. Call 819-6463. Yoga On the Beach at Tybee will be offered Wednesdays from 7-8 a.m. on an on-going basis through the summer. Come to the North Beach parking lot, first beach walkover. Drop-ins welcome and encouraged. Cost is $10 per class. Class cards are available. Multi-Level Hatha I & II in the Integra Yoga style. The instructor is Ann Carroll. Call 704-7650 or e-mail ann@ The Yoga Room Monday: Mommy and Me from 3:30-5 p.m., 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 10-11:30 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 10-11:15 a.m., Power Yoga from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Sunday: Yoga Flow Level II from 5-6:30 p.m. Drop-ins welcome. Single class $12, class packages available. A student discount is offered. 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

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

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


Better Breathers of Savannah meets to discuss and share information on C.O.P.D. and how people live with the disease. For info, call Dicky at 665-4488 or Community 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



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if you qualify for services. Located at 310 Eisenhower Dr., No. 5, Medical Center. Dual Recovery Anonymous This 12-step program addresses all addictions and mental health recovery. Persons who are recovering from an addiction and a mental health problem can send e-mail to for information. 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 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. Mammograms St. Joseph’s/Candler will be performing mammograms to screen for breast cancer in its mobile screening unit. Mammograms will be performed Oct. 1 at the McIntosh County Health Department, Oct. 2 at the SJ/C Medical Group in Garden City, and Oct. 3 and 17 at the SJ/C Medical Group in Pembroke. For appointments, call 819-6800. SJ/C accepts most insurance plans. Financial assistance is available to women who qualify. Memorial Health blood pressure check are offered free every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at GenerationOne. 3507587. Memorial Health CPR training FitnessOne provides American Heart Association courses each month to certify individuals in infant, child and adult CPR. The cost is $30. Call 350-4030 or visit www. Narcotics Anonymous When at the end of the road you find that you no longer can function with or without drugs, there’s a simple, spiritual, non-religious program known as Narcotics Anonymous. Call 238-5925 for the Savannah Lowcountry Area Narcotics Anonymous meeting schedule. Planned Parenthood Hotline First Line is a statewide hotline for women who want information on health services. Open every night from 7-11p.m. 1-800-2647154. The Quit Line a toll-free resource that provides counseling, screening, support and referral services for all Georgia residents 18 or older and concerned parents of adolescents who are using tobacco. Call 1-877-270-STOP or visit www. Smoke Stoppers St. Joseph’s/Candler group-facilitated smoking cessation program offers an intensive class in 7 sessions over 3 weeks featuring a wide range of proven-effective strategies to help smokers control their urges, manage nicotine withdrawal and stress and avoid weight gain. The cost is $100. Call 819-6718. An orientation session will be held Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. at Candler Hospital, Heart & Lung Building, Room 3. Stop Smoking Through Hypnosis Smoking kills 400,000 people every year. A study at the University of Iowa covered 72,000 people and found hypnosis the most effective method for quitting. For info, call 927-3432. Weight Loss Through Hypnosis Take the stress out of weight loss. Studies have shown that people who use hypnosis lose 60 percent more weight than with any other method. For info, call 927-3432.


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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 8983477. The Complete Woman A Christian women’s conference sponsored by Women of the Word will be held Sept. 1416 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 828-6698411 or visit The Savannah chairman, Robbyn Evans, can be reached at 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 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 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 9200801. 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 Nicodemus by Night An open forum is held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at 223 E. Gwinnett St. Overcoming by Faith Services with the Rev. Ricky Temple are held Saturday from 6-7:30 p.m. at 9700 Middleground Rd. Sunday worship services are 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Services are now held Sundays in Rincon. Call 927-8601. Painting and Spirituality Workshop is held every Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. at Montgomery Presbyterian Church. Free and open to the public. All levels of experience are welcome. Bring whatever supplies you would like to use. Call 352-4400. Quakers (Religious Society of Friends) meet Sundays, 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 W. President St., Savannah. Call Janet Pence at 247-4903. Savannah Buddhist Sitting Group meets Sundays from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, on Habersham Street at East Harris and East Macon Streets, on Troup Square. Please arrive and be seated no later than 8:55 a.m. Sitting and walking meditation and Dharma talk or reading. All practices are welcome. Newcomers should contact Cindy Beach, lay ordained Soto Zen Buddhist, at 429-7265 for sitting instruction. Soka Gakkai of America (SGI-USA) SGI-USA is an American Buddhist movement for world peace that practices Nichiren Buddhism by chanting NAM MYOHO RENGE KYO. For information, call SGI-USA at 232-9121. Unitarian Universalist Beloved Community Church Services begin Sunday at 11 a.m. at 707 Harmon St. Coffee and discussion follow each service. Religious education for grades 1-8 is offered. For information, call 2336284 or 786-6075, e-mail Celebrating diversity. Working for justice. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah A liberal religious community where different people with different beliefs gather as one faith. The service will be held Sunday at 11 a.m. in the Troup Square Sanctuary. For information, call 234-0980, or send e-mail to or visit www.jinglebellchurch org. The Uncommon Denomination.

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Do you want to improve your lifestyle through better credit? If you have stable residence & employment, we can help you build your credit rating. We report to the Credit Bureau. Call First Credit Loans & Financing at 912-354-1144. Licensed Lender Member of G.I.L.A. 6409 Abercorn St. Unit A. Savannah, GA 31405


Part Time RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUALS NEEDED for Front Counter Server Positions Applicants must have reliable transportation and be available to work 6-10am and/or 10am-4pm, weekdays and 8:30am-4pm weekends. All Applicants must be able to work at least 4 days each week. Applicants need to be energetic, reliable & work well with others. Applicants must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, and we aren’t kidding when we say fast paced! Starting pay for this position is $6.50/hr. plus possibility of raise after 30 days. All applicants must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. To inquire about this position come by 39 Barnard St. ONLY between 8-10:30am Monday-Friday or e-mail your resume to EOE


General OAK MISSION bedroom. Mission style bed, dresser with mirror, nightstand table. Set is NEW and in original boxes. Call Chris 912-965-9652


General DISHWASHER/BUS PERSON NEEDED Must be able to work in a fast paced environment. Must be dependable & have reliable transportation. Starting salary $6.75/hour plus tips with possible raise after 30 day evaluation period. Position will have an average of 35 hours weekly. Apply Monday-Thursday between 10-11:00am. All applicants must be able to pass drug screen and background check. The Express Cafe & Bakery. 39 Barnard Street, between Broughton & Congress EOE.

General ISLAND TATTOO New tattoo parlor in Hilton Head looking for licensed tattoo artists. Call 843-247-3109, ask for Amir.

Journeyman Machinist

Conventional or CNC. Benefits, Controlled climate. Call 912-748-0338.


Dynamic Sales person needed for Myrtle Beach Bike Week. Oct. 1st-Oct. 8th. All expenses paid. Hard work, Good pay. (703) 855-3166.


GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY, a unit of the University System of Georgia, with an enrollment of approximately 16,425 students, invites applicants for the following vacancies: Project Superintendent - Roofing Specialist (Req. # 1723); Clerk IV (Req. #1721); Senior Accounting Assistant (Req. # 1720); Electrician (Req. # 1719); Air Conditioning Mechanic I (Req. # 1718) (two positions available); Painter I (Req. # 1716); Maintenance Worker I (HVAC Shop) (Req. # 1715). For more information, call the 24-hour JobLine at (912) 681-0629. Georgia is an open records state. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations, under the ADA, in order to participate in the application process should notify Human Resources, 912-681-5468 or (TDD) 912-681-0791. Georgia Southern is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.

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

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

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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. $105,000 912-695-6850.


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 5076




F/T, P/T Locum DENTIST positions available to Ft. Stewart, GA. Excellent Pay! Call: 866-595-6505. Fax: 305-438-1486 Email: HR@RLMSERVICES.NET

Townhomes/Condos for Sale


FOR SALE OR RENT: 724 E. 36th St. Newly renovated 2 bedroom, 1 bath house with sunporch for bonus room. New appliances, new central heat/air! $129,000 purchase or $800/month rent. Call 912-257-5596.

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Luxury living at The Merritt on Whitemarsh Island. Next to the pool, 2 bed/2bath, Woodfloors throughout. Fitness Center, Billliards, Gated. $1100/month. FLS. 772-633-1855


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.

1/1-1-1/2 acre lots in Portal 5/acre lots, Hwy 24. Water/septic tank available. Owner financing $500 down, $300 closing. 912-764-9955

3 Acre Lots

10 minutes from Statesboro, water/septic available. Owner financing $500/down + closing. 912-764-9955.

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. 29 East 34th Street Spacious 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment in the Thomas Square District. Separate ding area, W/D connections, hardwood floors, window H/A, kitchen furnished with stove and refrigerator. Just a few blocks from Fo r s y t h P a r k . Vi s i t AVAILABLE NOW. Pet friendly $750/mo. 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.

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Land/Lots for Sale 5 ACRE TRACTS

10 miles from Statesboro, Paved street, water/Septic available. Owner financing, 500/down/+ closing $416.33/month 912-764-9955 855

Homes for Rent

FOR SALE OR RENT: 724 E. 36th St. Newly renovated 2 bedroom, 1 bath house with sunporch for bonus room. New appliances, new central heat/air! $129,000 purchase or $800/month rent. Call 912-257-5596. 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/2BA plus bonus. All brick, DR, LR, fenced backyard. Home in excellent location. 141 Lewis Drive in Sterling Creek within walking distance from school. An offer that you cannot afford to miss. Only $1200/month. Call NOW, 912-572-0087.


in the “Villages of Berwick” in Savannah, off US 17. 4 Milsey Bay Circle. 3BR/2BA, 1450 Sqft. Built in 2006. Comes w/appliances,

Homes for Rent washer/dryer, etc. 15 mins. to downtown. 7 mins. to I-95. 1 mile from a 24-hr Kroger. Nice area! $1225/month. Available Oct. 1, 2007. Call Ron, 912-856-3681.


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. 31 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. 13 Redwood Circle: 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, garage, fireplace, fenced yard, new carpet and paint. Near busline and malls. $900/month. 425 Tibet Avenue: 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Apartment. Convenient to elementary school, malls and busline. $775/month. www.savannahsbest

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

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

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Townhomes/Condos for Rent

CONDO SUITE: Dean Forest & I-16 near Southbridge. Luxurious kingsize BR, large LR w/dining area, new kitchen & bath & laundry. Sun deck, w/private entrance & parking. 10 min to D.T. $685/unfurnished, $835/furnished + utilities. 912-695-1303.


Room for Rent ROOM FOR RENT

Nicely Furnished, centrally located. Private entrance off of covered porch. 1/2 bath, TV, refrigerator, microwave, cable, internet, all utilities included. $165/weekly, $594/monthly. Contact: 912-231-9464


South of the park; Blocks to the library. Off-street parking. Nicely Apartments for Rent furnished room with refrigerator and microwave. $140/weekly, $504/monthly. Call ARDSLEY PARK Duplex: 704 East 912-231-9464. 49th. Great neighborhood. Large renovated 2+ bedrooms, living 899 room, dining room, sunroom, Roommate Wanted washer & dryer and garage. $900/monthly. Call 596-1355.




Newly refurbished. Close proximity to schools. Hardwood floors, central heat/air, washer/dryer included. $1100/month.


w/huge living area, newly refurbished. Close proximity to schools. Hardwood floors, central heat/air, washer/dryer included. $900/month. CALL 912-596-0728

Buy. Sell. Find. Free! Newly renovated 3 bedroom for $750. 30th street. Call 912-323-8267 or 607-435-0537

Beauty, Comfort, Security, Privacy, Hi-Speed Net, Cable TV, Free Laundry, ADT Sec. Sys., Secure Off-Street Parking, Furn/Unfurn, All Utilities Included = $100-$150/week. ($100 dep.) 912-659-7168.

Rooms to Rent

2 bedrooms for rent. Quiet neighborhood, no pets/drugs, call for appointment. 912-667-6141




Duplexes for Rent Starland District

2 Bedroom unit Located in Historic District. Hardwood floors, Fireplaces, New Appliances in Kitchen, Cable Ready, Off-Street Parking, 5-10 Minutes from the Base. $790/ month + Deposit to move in. Call:236-9812

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


URGENT!! Saturn SC2, 1997. Automatic, $2200 OBO. 912-373-4854.


Trucks & Vans

1991 GMC SIERRA 1500: Diesel, auto trans, 250K miles. Good condition, A/C, good tires. $1800. Call 912-233-0453.

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

2002 GMC SAFARI SLE Van, $9600. Auto, front/rear AC, 80K miles, pewter, roof rack, trailer hitch. Good condition. Vin: 1GKDM19X62B513809. Call 912-308-4337.


SUVs 2007 Jeep Liberty 2X4

Only 8000 miles. More of a vehicle than I need. Black with grey cloth interior. Ready to sell!! Call:912-658-6117


Land/Lots for Sale

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