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Volume 7 • Number 3 • Oct. 10 — Oct. 16 • Savannah’s News, Arts, & Entertainment Weekly •

Waterworld Aquarium at Skidaway reopens pg. 6

City Notebook:


Flannery O’Connor House celebrates renovations with a party and a movie


John Gorka headlines Folk Music Festival

Cultural Arts Theatre brings kitschy Bat Boy to life

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Volume 7, No. 3, Oct. 10, 2007 On the cover: One of the Skidaway Aquarium’s finest

Art Patrol 30

Editor’s Note 8

News & Opinion


Lead Story Skidaway Aquarium reopens 7 Hear and Now Robin’s World 8 Editor’s Note The grill of victory 9 City Notebook Flattering Flannery 12 Blotter From SPD reports 13 News of the Weird Chuck Shepherd’s latest 14 Earthweek The week on your planet

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Cultural Arts Theatre does Bat Boy

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Scott Howard’s take 29 Art Review (Dis)placed Identity 30 Art Patrol Exhibits and openings

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John Gorka@Folk Festival Feature Bluegrass memories Music Menu Gigs a la Carte Connect Recommends Our picks Soundboard Who’s playing and where

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Thursday, Oct. 11 Big Band Concert Series

What: The Savannah Jazz Orchestra will perform in this concert presented by the Coastal Jazz Association. When: Oct. 11 from 6-9 p.m. Where: Savannah Civic Center. Cost: The concert is free. A pre-concert catered dinner is available for a fee with advance registration. Info: For the concert, 675-5419 or, and for dinner reservations, 651-6777.

Trustees Lecture Series

What: The Savannah College of Art and Design will present renowned photographers Andrea Robbins and Max Belcher, who will present The Transportation of Place in conjunction with the their exhibition (Dis)placed Identity, on display at Red Gallery through Oct. 15. When: Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. Cost: Free and open to the public.

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What: Show-stopping hit songs, classic dance routines and comic recreations of some of the most beloved moments in Broadway history. When: Oct. 11, 12, 13, 16, 17,

Civil War Show

What: Civil War collectors and collectibles will be at this show. When: Oct. 12 and 13. Where: Savannah International Trade & Convention Center. Info: 770-267-0989 or

Colonial Coast Birding & Nature Festival

What: A variety of entertainment and educational activities, including seminars and field trips. When: Oct. 12, 13 and 14. Where: Jekyll Island Convention Center. Cost: Many of the events are free. Info: or call toll-free 1-877-4JEKYLL.


What: An evening of live music performed in the galleries and exhibitions of the Jepson Center. When: Oct. 12 from 6-9 p.m. Where: Jepson Center for the Arts. Cost: $10. Info: 790-8800.

Savannah Children’s Theatre: Little Prince

What: A play based on Antone de St. Expury’s classic novel, with breathtaking scnery, lighting and costumes. When: Oct. 12, 19 and 26 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 3 p.m. Where: Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 E. Victory Dr. Cost: $10. Info: 238-9015.

18th Annual Savannah Folk Music Festival What: The festival opens with the Folkfest, a showcase of diverse local folk music talent. When: Oct. 12, 7-11 p.m. Where: City Market along Jefferson Street. In case of rain, the Folkfest will be moved to Trinity United Methodist Church on Telfair Square. Cost: Free. Info: www. or 786-6953.

Davenport House Living History Production The World of Savannah in 1824 What: A 40-minute living history production staged through several rooms of the historic Davenport House. Events of the year 1824 are portrayed by candlelight. When: Oct. 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 7:30 and 8:45

What: Enjoy piano jazz, a silent auction of art and breakfast. On-site activities for children will include face painting and Midnight Star Pottery. Presented by the Interfaith Hospitality Network. When: Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Where: First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. at Paulsen. Cost: $10 adults and $5 for children. Info: 790-9446.

Youth Songwriting Competition Finals

What: This annual competition is part of the Savannah Folk Music Festival. Four local teens will compete for $1,000 in prizes. When: Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. Where: Armstrong Atlantic State University’s Jenkins Auditorium. Cost: Free. Info: or 786-6953.

Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home Grand Reopening Party

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18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 14, 21 and 28 at 3 p.m. Where: 222 Bull St. Cost: Adults $33 and 17 and under $16. Info: 233-7764.

What: Approximately 30 local businesses and environmental interest groups will gather to help educate the public about what can be done to help combat global warming. A variety of speakers will address the local impacts of global warming at this event, which is sponsored by Green Lifestyle, a Savannah-based green lifestyle consulting firm, and Project Hot Seat, a Greenpeace campaign dedicated to fighting global warming. Musician Eric Culberson will be performing throughout the day, and musician Michael Maddox also will perform. Speakers will include the Rev. Billy Hester of Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church at noon, Gregory Braswell of the Savannah State Farmers Market at 1 p.m., John Ramsburgh of The Climate Project at 2 p.m. and Tommy Linstroth of Melaver Inc. at 3 p.m. When: Saturday, Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Starland Farmers Market, 40th and Whitaker streets. Cost: Free. Info: Jenny at 443-5355, or p.m. Where: Isaiah Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State St. Cost: $10 in advance for adults, $5 in advance for children 8-17 and $15 at the time of the performance. Info: jcredle@ or 236-8097 for tickets in advance.

Cultural Arts Theatre: Bat Boy: the Musical

What: This rock opera parody has plenty of gore as it tells the story of Bat Boy, invented by the late, lamented Weekly World News. For mature audiences. When: Oct. 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21 at 8 p.m. Where: Black Box Theatre at S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St. Cost: $10 general admission, $7 for seniors and students. Info: or 651-6783.

Saturday, Oct. 13 Healthy Savannah Fall Festival

What: Exercise and yoga classes, children’s field day events, double Dutch performances, a farmer’s market, free blood pressure checks and a Walk with the Mayor. When: Oct. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Where: West lawn of Forsyth Park. Cost: Free. Info:

2nd Annual Artsy Jazzy Brunch

What: The nearby O’Connor home, now renovated to the 1930s era when O’Connor lived there, will be open for viewing. Several of O’Connor’s own childhood books will be on display. The event will feature cocktails, horsd’oeuvres, and a silent auction. When: Oct. 13 from 6-8:30 p.m. Where: 204 E. Jones St. Cost: $125. Info: or 233-6014.

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Friday, Oct. 12

What: Buy fresh produce and other goods. When: Oct. 13 9 a.m. to noon. Where: Old Starland Dairy at 40th an Bull streets. Cost: Free. Info: 443-5355, maldorors@ or U.S. 80 East on Tybee. Info: 786-5787 or

What: A whodunit comedy by Savannah Murder Mystery Dinner Theater. When: Oct. 13, 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. Where: The Pirate’s House, 20 E. Broad St. Cost: $54.25 per person 13 and up and $35.25 per child, which includes the show and a choice of three Southern dinners, and gratuity. Info: 898-9021.

Old Time Country Dance

What: Contras, line dancing and square dances, all to live music provided by the Valla-Thomas-Williamson string band, with caller Janet Shepherd. When: Oct. 13. A lesson will be given at 7:45 p.m. and the dance is from 8-11 p.m. Where: Notre Dame Academy Gym at 1709 Bull St. Cost: Free. Info: or 925-2456.

Sunday, Oct. 14 God on Broadway 2007

What: A series of worship services using the themes of Broadway musicals. Each sermon contains songs and music from the musical. When: Rent on Oct. 14, The Fantasticks on Oct. 21 and Wicked on Oct. 28 at 11:15 a.m.. Where: Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 E. Henry St. Cost: Free. Info: 233-4351.

SCAD Gallery Talk

What: Professor Alexandria Pierce will discuss Willem deKooning’s Nude Woman in a lecture titled Willem de Kooning’s Struggle to Get Beyond Picasso. When: Oct. 14 at 1:30 p.m. Where: SCAD Museum or Art, 227 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Cost: Free and open to the public.

Special Screening of Wise Blood

What: Based on the novel by Flannery O’Connor, this screening has been arranged by Reel Savannah in conjunction with the reopening of the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home. Noted film producer Stratton Leopold, who worked on the production, will give an introduction. When: Oct. 14 at 2:30 p.m. Where: Jepson Center.

Charles Wadsworth and Friends

What: Presented by the Savannah Concert Association. When: Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Cost: Tickets are $35, $25 and $12.50. A limited number of $2 tickets are available for music teachers and students. Subscriptions are also available. Info: 525-5050 or w

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What: The City of Savannah Tourism and Film Office will present the premiere of a production featuring Savannah locations. The PBS series Southern Haunts episode is called The Ghosts of Savannah, and will feature ghostly encounters, re-enactments and interviews with local residents. It will be on television beginning in January. When: Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. Where: B. Matthews Eatery, 325 E. Bay St. Cost: Free and open to the public.

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New exhibits add wow factor to UGA Aquarium on Skidaway


ust a few steps past the lobby of the Georgia and Florida. A diamondback terrapin and three University of Georgia’s Marine Education A four foot long nurse shark, a guitar species of fish occupy the tank, which has Center and Aquarium (MECA) on Skidaway fish, a skate, a snook, and a flirtatious sixteen inches of water depth. Island, visitors will soon be able to enter an octopus named Diego are just a few of the A new diorama of Gray’s Reef is the cenunderwater world, transformed this summer marine animals living in the tanks along the terpiece of the exhibit, and motivated the thanks to a gift from a friendly neighbor. wall. A long nose gar swimming among a renovation project. A dark purple ceiling, “deep blue sea” school of salt water catfish is the longest res“In 2004 Gray’s Reef approached us with colored walls, modified lighting and new ident of the facility, over 30 years. an award for $100,000 for the exhibit area,” displays are part of $170,000 worth of renoNone of the original fish tanks were says Williams. Gray’s Reef National Marine vations giving the 35-year-old aquarium Sanctuary offices are also SkIO tenants. a new “wow” quality. Marine Sanctuary staff was looking As an arm of the UGA Marine for a way to educate people about the Extension Center, the aquarium has reef. long focused on the classroom expe“It’s 17 miles offshore, you can’t rience, mostly using the tanks and just go visit on a Sunday afternoon,” exhibits to enhance what occurred in says George Sedberry, Sanctuary class, according to Bob Williams, acting Superintendent. “The aquarium is director of MECA. “The renovation is a great way for us to do it. We were really meant to appeal more to the casual happy to fund their renovation.” visitor, the general public as opposed to With the funds secured from Gray’s the school groups,” he says. Reef, MECA allocated an additional The public will get a first look at the $70,000 in state monies and contracted aquarium’s makeover at this Saturday’s with Aquarium Innovations, an Atlanta Skidaway Institute of Oceanography firm whose work has included the (SkIO) Marine Science Day open house Georgia Aquarium. from 12 to 5, with a ribbon cutting at Finishing touches will take place noon. this week on the Gray’s Reef diorama, Interim Aquarium Director Bob Williams with a MECA is one of a handful of marine which will use interactive video touch nurse shark science entities who are housed at SkIO’s screens to identify and illuminate dif710-acre site 16 miles from Savannah. ferent fish, coral, and sponges depicted The idea behind the aquarium’s new in the diorama. relocated, but one has been converted to a look is to give visitors more of an underA new horseshoe-shaped touch tank in replica of a salt marsh bank, created spewater experience, according to Williams and the upstairs gallery is expected to be the cially for MECA by the contractor for the to Sue Finkle, Aquarium Curator. most popular addition to the aquarium. An renovation. It comes complete with artiAs guests step down into the downstairs instructor will stand inside the horseshoe ficial fiddler crab holes and marsh grass, and gallery, they are lured to the brightly glowing while two levels of tank space allow children a real piece of driftwood draped with real wall tanks housing undersea creatures norof different ages to have access to friendly Spanish moss. mally found in the ocean along coastal ocean animals like horseshoe crabs, hermit

crabs and starfish. A hands on reef model with rubberized sea anemones, sponges and coral, offers “a fun touchy feely thing for kids,” says Finkle. Completed in 1972, the aquarium is perhaps the best known, and definitely the most visited, of the marine science entities housed at SkIO (which rhymes with Leo.) The aquarium averages over 20,000 visitors a year. Over the decades, all that wear and tear, plus the corrosion that comes with a salt water environment, took its toll on the aquarium. “We have salt water running through the building, plus we’re 200 yards from the river. Salt has its way with things out here,” says Williams. Less visible improvements include new floors and fresh paint in several classrooms, replacement of old countertops and corroded or outdated HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems. This year’s facelift completes nearly $500,000 in upgrades to UGA’s facilities on the SkIO campus in the past three years. Highlights include a nature walk and pier, and an enclosed porch for additional heated and cooled classroom space. A new floating dock was built to replace the original. Williams hopes to make even more improvements in 2008. He hopes to work with the Bamboo Farm & Coastal Gardens on landscaping the expansive lawn. “We hope to take half the lawn and convert it to native plants,” he says.w To comment, e-mail us at

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t this Saturday’s Marine Science Day at Skidaway Institute of Oceanography (SkIO), all kinds of technological or biological gadgets, activities, projects and creatures will be on display in a version of show and tell that’s sure to hook kids and adults alike. Ten science and education organizations operate out of the 710-acre SkIO campus, at the north end of Skidaway Island, and all will be showing off their jazziest bells and whistles on Saturday. Check out several new displays and returning favorites that are vying for visitors’ attention this weekend. SkIO’s mockup of the Navy tower and

solar-powered sensor they use to transmit ocean data over the internet--wind speed, wave height, and chlorophyll density, and the like. New radar, plotters and depth sounders on the Sea Dawg, UGA’s research vessel. The Sea Dawg and SkIO’s research vessel Savannah will be open for tours. An underwater remote operated vehicle, normally used to video the ocean floor and collect data at Gray’s Reef, that visitors can “drive” around the bottom of a swimming pool while staying dry on the pool deck. SkIOcache, a “high tech treasure hunt”

spread out over the SkIO campus, with geocache coordinate clues for guests with GPS devices and printed scavenger-hunt style hints, with photos, for everyone else. A life size walk-through model of a whale provided by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Touch tanks in the UGA Shellfish Research Lab and the UGA aquarium. Plus, two road races at 8 am; a noon ribbon cutting at the aquarium; talks on snakes, sharks, gators; a career day session; two Fish Feeding Frenzies; two behind the scenes aquarium tours; an open house at

Georgia Public Broadcasting’s WSVH radio station; crabbing on the dock; information booths and displays; and music by Savannah Arts Academy’s Skylite Jazz Band. Food will be available for purchase. w Marine Science Day, Saturday October 13, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. FREE ADMISSION. Skidaway Institute of Oceanography Campus, on Skidaway Island. Contact SkIO, at (912) 598-2325 or Contact the UGA aquarium, at (912) 598-FISH [3474] or

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or hundreds of visitors to the aquarium aquarium. “Once you do research you can’t on Skidaway Island over the years, meetput them back into the wild,” says Finkle. ing Clifford the Spiny Lobster was a highThe new critter, named Clifford Junior light of the trip. For over 15 years, until in honor of his predecessor, made his debut this past spring, Clifford lived in one of the in the display tanks this month. “He’s been tanks in the aquarium gallery and seemed very interested in running up to the glass. to thrive as much on human attention as on He’s following in the footsteps of Clifford the shrimp that he ate each day. Senior,” says Finkle, who still seems to miss “You don’t think of invertebrates and the old guy. crustaceans as having personalities, but “I cried,” she says. “I’m not gonna lie. I some of our fish do, and Clifford did,” says shed a tear. He was a blast to have around.” Bob Williams, acting director of the Marine w Education Center and Aquarium (MECA). “You could scratch his head and he’d grasp Email Robin at your hand in his [leg].” Unlike their Maine counterparts, SkIO by the spiny lobnumbers sters don’t have 1967 – Year the pinching claws. research laboraOne day tory now known as during curator Skidaway Institute of Sue Finkle’s Oceanography was first year at the founded. aquarium, she 1972 – The year the was deep in conUniversity of Georgia versation leaning Aquarium was conon the edge of structed on Skidaway Clifford’s tank in Island. the “behind the 9 – Number of sciscenes” feeding ence-oriented organizaarea. tions with a presence on “I felt somethe Skidaway Institute thing tapping on campus. (WSVH radio my shoulder and station, also on SkIO’s when I turned campus, is number 10.) my head there he 710 –Acres of was,” says Finkle. dry land on the “It was like he Curator Sue Finkle with Clifford Jr., the Skidaway Institute of was saying, ‘Hey new spiny lobster that replaced the Oceanography campus. guys, I want to be beloved Clifford, who died in his tank 640 –Acres of salt a part of this.’” last March marsh on the SkIO camThe lobpus. ster’s friendliness 16 – Number of earned him his faculty scientists at Skidaway Institute of name, bestowed by a visiting middle school Oceanography. group raised on the “Clifford the Big Red 65-70 – Number of research projects unDog” books. Over the years, Clifford would derway at any given time at SkIO. swim toward the glass or up to the surface 20,000 + -- Number of annual visitors at of his tank to hang out with humans, even the UGA Aquarium. crawling out of the tank on one occasion to 205 – Number of marine animals at the follow a couple of startled electricians. University of Georgia Aquarium. In captivity, spiny lobsters can live up to 14—Number of display tanks housing 30 years, but last fall Clifford’s health began fish, reptiles and invertebrates in the gallery to fail. On March 10 staff found Clifford areas of the UGA Aquarium. “dead at the bottom of the tank,” says Finkle. 17.5 – Distance in nautical miles from Two weeks later, a handful of aquarium Sapelo Island, GA to Gray’s Reef National staff, interns, and boat captains boarded the Marine Sanctuary. research vessel Sea Dawg for Clifford’s burial 160 – Number of fish species that live in at sea. “It was a joyous occasion to celebrate Gray’s Reef. his life,” says Finkle. After three eulogies, 4 – Number of new species of inverte“Cindy [Lingebach] and I dropped him back brates discovered in Gray’s Reef (3 tunicates into the ocean,” weighed down with fossils and one sponge). so he wouldn’t float, she says. Word went out in the marine biology Sources: Skidaway Institute, UGA Marine network that the aquarium was seeking Extension Service, Gray’s Reef National another spiny lobster. In late June, a Marine Sanctuary. researcher donated a new lobster to the

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Because the event didn’t happen at all last year, a lot was riding on Sunday’s reincarnation of the longtime favorite event. Luckily, it was an outrageous success. Congrats to the Savannah Sinfonietta and the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs for making it happen, and to all who attended for answering the call. I was one of the judges for the muchanticipated picnic competition, and I took some photos while we were walking around with our clipboards. There are many more photos posted on our website at, but for now here are the winners:

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At left, the winning picnic, ‘Wizard of Oz’. Here we see Dorothy (Shelley Smith) and Toto (Lily). A nice touch was the poppy-lined yellow brick road leading to their picnic table.

At right, second-place winners ‘Slumber Party.’ They said that later on they would braid their hair and do their toes, but I wasn’t able to subsequently confirm that.

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Flattering Flannery O’Connor House celebrates renovations with a party and a screening of Wise Blood


of lupus. Regina O’Connor and her daughter continued to live in the Milledgeville family home with Flannery’s aunts. In 1950, Flannery began to exhibit symptoms of lupus. She was forced to return to Milledgeville, where she lived at Andalusia, the family farm, until her death in 1964 at age 39. Today, the house on Lafayette Square where she lived is a museum. The Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home recently has been closely restored to the time that the O’Connor family lived there. Rena Patton is president of the museum’s board of directors. “The focal point of Mary Flannery’s life was visible from this window,” she says, pulling open a lace curtain at the front of the house. “This was called the Lace Curtain District.” A grand reopening gala has been set for Oct. 13. A special screening of a film based on one of her books, Wise Blood, is set for Oct. 14. At that time, the Bruckheimer Library. a collection of books that were once owned by the O’Connor family, will be dedicated. The library was made possible because

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Stratton Leopold and Rena Patton reenact a scene from O’Connor’s youth, when she would force people to listen to her stories -- even in the bathroom

of the generosity of Linda Bruckheimer, film producer, author and actress. She and her husband, Jerry Bruckheimer, one of Hollywood’s leading producers, are expected to attend the gala. When Flannery lived in the house, her cousin lived in the house next door. “She had the last electric automobile in

Savannah,” Patton says. “She loved to drive Flannery to school.” At one point, the house was divided up into apartments. A group of professors from Armstrong Atlantic State University -- current board member Robert Strozier and cont’d on page 10

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hen Mary Flannery O’Connor entertained guests at her childhood home in Savannah, things were done her way. The guests, who were carefully screened by Mary Flannery’s mother, Regina, were instructed to bring fresh-cut flowers with them. When they arrived, the budding author would take her friends to the secondfloor bathroom. There, Mary Flannery would carefully place the flowers in the toilet, putting down the seat in a way that the flowers formed a horseshoe-shaped wreath. She then instructed her friends to climb into the claw-footed bathtub, and, perching on the flower-draped toilet, she would read her latest story to them. Years later, as Flannery O’Connor, she would take the literary world by storm. And it all started in Savannah. O’Connor was born in Savannah on March 25, 1925, and lived here until 1938. The O’Connor family then moved to Atlanta where Edward O’Connor was employed as a Housing Authority real estate appraiser. In 1940, the O’Connors moved to Milledgeville, where in 1941, Edward died

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the late Hugh Brown and Robert Burnett -- bought the house in 1989 and formed a foundation. Today, the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home offers a free series of readings and lectures each spring and fall. It’s staffed and operated entirely by volunteers. The house is handsome but modest. The first floor contains a large living room, dining room, kitchen and sun room. The second floor consists of the aforementioned bathroom and the bedrooms of young Mary Flannery and her parents. The top floor and basement are used as apartments that are rented out to pay the mortgage on the house. Visitors can peek into the back yard where Mary Flannery, as a precocious 5-year-old, taught a chicken to walk backwards. Pathe News was informed of this feat, and came to film the story, which ended up as a short shown on movie screens across the country. The story fol-

lowed O’Connor for the rest of her life. When asked about the incident, she replied, “Yes, I trained a chicken to walk backwards and my life has been downhill ever since.” The interior has been enhanced by 16 pieces of original furniture. “The paint colors were researched by SCAD graduate student Amy Galivie,” Patton says. “She did a wonderful job.” Patton has spoken with many people in Savannah who knew Flannery O’Connor as a child. “They all have tales about how she would hold a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in her mouth until she got back to

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other reason. “It was one of Samuel L. Jackson’s first films,” Leopold says. While Flannery O’Connor’s name is known worldwide, Patton sometimes wonders if Savannahians truly understand how influential she still is. “In the world, she is much more a force and power than she has been recognized being here,” she says. “There is going to be a huge conference about her inSedaris-Conn. Rome next year, and she has Sav Jnr. TONIGHT (10.10).pdf 8/10/2007

a big following in Japan. For such a small body of work, she does get lots of love.” w The grand reopening party for the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home will be held Saturday, Oct. 13 from 6-8:30 p.m. at 204 E. Jones St. The O’Connor home, at 207 E. Charlton St., is just through the lane and will be open for viewing. The event will feature cocktails, hors-d’oeuvres, and a silent auc5:24:11 PM

tion. Tickets are $125. For information, email or call 2336014. A special screening by Reel Savannah of Wise Blood, based on O’Connor’s novel of the same name, will be presented Sunday, Oct. 14 at 2:30 p.m. at the Jepson Center for the Arts. Film producer Stratton Leopold, who worked on the film, will provide an introduction.

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class,” Patton says. Some pieces of original furniture, including twin beds and a miniature baby carriage that looks just like the one used to transport Flannery, can be seen in the bedrooms. Patton says the board is extremely grateful to Linda Bruckheimer for funding the restoration of Flannery’s bedroom. “She gave us money to renovate the bedroom,” Patton says. “Unfortunately, we had to use the money for a roof, but she’s a historic preservationist and understands that if you can’t keep a roof on a historic house, you won’t have a historic house.” Currently, the board is battling an even larger structural problem -- a beam separation that is causing big cracks on the outside of the house. “We’re going to lose the house if we don’t fix the beam,” Patton says. Built in 1856, the house is a very narrow 22 feet wide. Modest or not, today the house plays three important functions. “It’s a house dedicated to Flannery O’Connor’s legacy,” Patton says. “It’s a museum of the Depression era. Third, it’s a literary center.” In addition to the Bruckheimer Collection, the library also features a library donated by Lois and Ken Mammel of Pennsylvania. “There are several first editions of her books that were given to us,” Patton says. The house contains several items from the 1930s, including a 1934 Magic Chef stove and other appliances from that era. Even a hair dryer from the 1930s can be found in the bathroom. In her parents’ bedroom is an object that looks like a cage on wheels. It’s actually an enclosed crib that was called a Kiddy Koop. The foundation has copies of O’Connor’s report cards. “She was an A student in most things,” Patton says. “But we know she wasn’t very good in penmanship, and she wasn’t an accurate speller.” But O’Connor had an extensive imagination, and she was her own person to the very end. “She was Mary Flannery when she was here,” Patton says. “When she left the South, she became Flannery.” Film producer Stratton Leopold remembers the filming of Wise Blood fondly. Shot in Macon, it included one scene with Leopold and his mother, who was seen wearing a green coat with a fur collar. “I haven’t seen it in a long time,” Leopold says. “I’m really looking forward to seeing it again.” A store in Macon was used for some scenes. “When the owner of the store died, the family closed the store,” Leopold says. “It was still the 1930s in there,” he says. “The family literally just closed the door. There were bins for grains in there and all kinds of boxes that still looked new.” Wise Blood was filmed early in Leopold’s career. “I’d just started in the film business,” he says. “All of us had just started.” Later, Leopold did The Displaced Person, also written by O’Connor, which was filmed in Milledgeville. At that time, Regina O’Connor still lived there, and Leopold remembers her fondly. A Displaced Person is notable for one

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‘Do you want to talk now?’

A disorderly person was reported on Bacon Park Drive, and an officer arrived on the scene to learn the suspect was actually the victim’s landlord. A man and woman told the officer the suspect had just left the scene. At one point, the man told the officer that he would shoot and kill the suspect if he came back. The couple said they hadn’t paid their rent because the landlord hadn’t fixed leaks in the roof. When the landlord came over to attempt to collect the rent, they said he told the man, “Come off the porch and I will f--k you up.” The couple said the suspect then became very disorderly and kept saying he was going to kick them out. They responded that he would have to do it through the courts, and he told them he was leaving and would come back with his pistol. The officer took the report and left the scene, but was called back by both the tenants and the landlord. Upon the officer’s arrival, the suspect said he had been at the house earlier in the day to collect he money the couple owed him. He said that as soon as he approached the house, the man came out and began cursing at him. The landlord said he left the scene to keep things from getting out of hand. When he found out the police had been called, he returned to the house so he could give his statement. He said he didn’t threaten any bodily harm and also said that he didn’t say anything about a pistol. The tenant said when the landlord returned, he began driving slowly by the residence. He said he was outside at the time, and the landlord rolled down his window, reached down into his car and said, “Do you want to talk now?” • A Causton Bluff resident reported that a man had been throwing rocks at her house and knocking on her door. The woman told the man to leave her property and stop throwing rocks at the house, but he kept throwing the rocks, anyway. Two officers went to check the backyard, and the man began throwing rocks at them. A chair and table had been removed from a storage shed and broken. As the officers continued to search, the man again began throwing rocks at them. It was determined that the rocks were coming from the suspect’s house, and two additional backup units were called to the scene. The man was arrested and charged with simple battery.

• A woman was working at a store on Gateway Boulevard when a man walked past the store. At the time, the woman was with her mother, who was a customer in the store. The mother said, “Oh, he must have the hots for you.” When the woman asked why, her mother responded, “Because he sure was staring.” After the woman’s mother left, the man returned to the store. She said he grabbed the upper part of her arm, then grabbed her waist and pulled her close. The woman managed to break free and called police. The suspect fled. • An officer was called to a Middleground Road apartment in response to an argument between a woman and her boyfriend. She said that earlier in the day, he had thrown her cell phone while they were arguing at a fast-food restaurant. When they arrived at her apartment, they continued to argue. The woman left with their daughter, but returned on two occasions because the man claimed she had his clothing. When the woman returned the second time, the man took the baby inside the apartment. When the woman followed, he grabbed her and prevented her from leaving by pushing her. He told the officer he stopped the woman because her car was unregistered and without insurance, so he didn’t want her to drive. When the officer arrived on the scene, the couple was outside, the man sitting on the car. The man had scratches on his left forearm, but refused treatment by EMS. The woman wasn’t injured. The car was checked, but it met all legal requirements. The woman left the scene, and the man remained inside her apartment. w

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Ferruccio Pilenga recently turned out another class of graduates at his Italian Dog Rescue School, which he says is the only one in the world that trains canines (mostly Newfoundlands, with some Labradors) to jump out of helicopters into rough waters for rescues at sea. Pilenga told London’s Independent in August that it takes about three (human) years to teach them, and that they are of the most use in treacherous waters near rocks, where a rescue boat would be shredded, but his dogs, on long leashes, can fight through flailing arms and get the victim to hold on while the dog is dragged to the rescue vessel.

Helene de Gier filed a lawsuit earlier this year against the National Postcode Lottery of the Netherlands, claiming emotional distress from not winning, even though she never entered. That particular lottery picks a geographic postal code at random and awards prizes to all of its residents who have entered that lottery. Since so many of her neighbors were flaunting prizes, she felt particularly humiliated, she says. (Seven people on her street won the equivalent of about $18 million each, according to a June Associated Press dispatch.)

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Louisiana prosecutors want the death penalty in the first trial for accused serial killer Sean Gillis, but to get that for an individual murder, state law requires an “aggravating circumstance” beyond the murder, such as kidnapping or robbery. At an August hearing, a prosecutor said Gillis had actually “robbed” his first victim, in that he had absconded with one of her arms and part of a leg. Gillis’ lawyer argued that that was not “robbery,” in that those parts were merely “left over” from the homicide. In Abbotsford, Wis., in August, Harvey Miller, 43, and Edwin Marzinske, 55, were both ticketed for DUI while driving the same car. Miller has no legs but was steering; Marzinske was operating the foot pedals. Hence, both men argued to police that neither of them was, by himself, “operating” the car.

Creme de la Weird

Fetishes on Parade: A 50-year-old man was detained by police in August after complaints at Disneyland near Paris. Witnesses said the man had sprinkled itching powder on young children so that he could videorecord them scratching themselves. And in September, Norman Hutchins, 56, was again jailed after incidents at England’s Bradford Royal Infirmary, where he faked an illness to gain entrance so that he could steal equipment for his sexual gratification. Police records showed Hutchins as obsessed, since 1970, with oxygen masks, gowns and syringes, among other items.

tional hacker, preparing a list of accounts to sell to identity thieves, and unfamiliar with the 1960s TV show “The Munsters,” probably fell for a bogus MasterCard application under Herman’s name and TV address, 1313 Mocking Bird Lane.

No Weird

Adding to the list of stories that were formerly weird but which now occur with such frequency that they must be retired from circulation: (83) The frustrated taxpayer who thinks he’s punishing the government if he makes his large payment in only small change, such as Cary Malchow, who paid off his property tax bill in Muncie, Ind., in August by making employees count $12,656.07 in coins and $1 bills. And (84) blood-alcohol testing machines that show, with alarming frequency, death-defying results of around .40 and higher, even though each instance is reported in the press (based on “medical texts”) as nearly lethal, such as cases two months apart this year in Washington, in which Deana Jarrett, 54, scored .47, and Rebecca Lingbloom, 45, registered .50. (Neither died or even became seriously ill.) w

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According to the Internet security firm CardCops Inc., online credit-card hacking brokers appear to have stolen the identity of a “Herman Munster,” whose “personal data” appeared in chat rooms frequented by such thieves. CardCops told reporters in June that in all likelihood, an interna-

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Ozone Hole Shrinks

The ozone hole over Antarctica shrank by 30 percent this year compared with last year’s record loss, according to a report by the European Space Agency. Measurements made by the agency’s Envisat satellite show this year’s ozone loss peaked at 27.3 million tons, compared to the 2006 record loss of 39.4 million tons. The hole in Earth’s protective stratospheric ozone layer goes through a cycle each year as the chemical reactions that cause the depletion peak during the deep chill of the southern hemisphere winter. The layer has been badly damaged for decades by the use of manmade chlorine-based chemicals. Scientists say this year’s smaller hole is due to natural variations in temperature and atmospheric dynamics and is not indicative of a longterm trend due to the reduced use of ozonedepleting chemicals.

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A volcano near a key shipping route in the Red Sea erupted for days, killing at least three soldiers that had been stationed on the Yemini island of Jabal al-Tair. Survivors rescued by a passing Canadian Navy ship said they were forced to escape lava flows and falling boulders by jumping into boiling water, heated by the violent eruption. “I saw ... my colleagues dying in the boiling water just behind me,” said Ahmed Abdullah al-Jalal, who was rescued by the Canadian frigate HMCS Toronto. Yemen’s minister of oil and minerals, Khaled Bahah, told reporters that the increasing volcanic activity on the island was first detected on Sept. 29, when a 3.7 magnitude tremor struck. The subsequent eruption obliterated the island, according to observers. The volcano last erupted in 1883.

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Strong currents generated by recent earthquakes around Sumatra are believed to have washed 50 endangered hawksbill turtles from their usual Indonesian habitat to beaches in Malaysia, where they have never before been seen. Two of the turtles, which landed on muddy Kuala Tunjang beach in Malaysia’s northwestern state of Kedah, were found dead. Four others were injured and were being treated, according to state fisheries director Sani Mohamad Isa. He told reporters that the turtles were entangled in a mass of logs, bamboo and plastic water bottles and shampoo containers that had Indonesian labels. Sani said villagers and officials released the healthy turtles back into the sea.

Tropical Cyclones

Congo Ebola Update

A tragic miscalculation appears to be responsible for a mishap that killed about 10,000 migrating wildebeest attempting to cross Kenya’s Mara River in late September. The deaths occurred at Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve as the herd was beginning to swing eastward on its way back to the Serengeti. Conservationists estimate the fatalities account for about one percent of the total number of the species in East Africa. Terilyn Lemaire, a worker with the Mara Conservancy who witnessed the incident, wrote in her blog that the deaths occurred as the wildebeest tried to cross the waterway, “at a particularly steep and treacherous point.” After the first animals fell into the river and drowned, thousands more continued to stampede into the water on top of them, according to Lemaire. She added that wildlife authorities considered blocking off the lethal crossing point, but decided to let nature take its course. w

The World Health Organization says the latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo is slowly being brought under control. The announcement came as a new infection brought to 25 the number of people confirmed to be carrying the disease in addition to the 10 others who have died from the hemorrhagic fever. Health experts say the epidemic will not be declared over until two 21-day incubation periods pass without a new reported case.


The New Zealand region’s most powerful earthquake since 1934 sparked an international tsunami alert and caused minor rises in the sea level on the South Island and Australia’s island of Tasmania. • Tremors were also felt on New Zealand’s South Island, eastern Japan and the Sumatra

Flash floods produced by developing Typhoon Lekima killed at least nine people in the Philippines before the storm drenched China’s Hainan province. The typhoon then made landfall in Vietnam’s Quang Binh and Ha Tinh provinces, killing another five people. • At least five peopled were killed as spiraling bands of Hurricane Lorenzo swept through the Mexican states of Puebla and Veracruz. • Tropical Storm Juliette passed west of Baja California while Tropical Storm Melissa formed briefly over the mid-Atlantic.

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or the past two decades, guitarist John Gorka has been heralded as one of the finest singer/songwriters in this country. A gifted lyricist with a disarming knack for penning insightful, thought provoking stanzas, Gorka’s best lines stand easily as poetry, even without the crisp, wintry acoustic and electric modern folk/rock which usually accompanies them on disc. A mainstay on the theater, festival and listening room circuits, he’s built a name for himself as a captivating solo performer whose solo shows are highly anticipated by a legion of diehard fans — and he’s done this with only scant mainstream press, attention, promotion or airplay. A “songwriter’s songwriter” in the tradition of Richard Thompson, John Hiatt and James McMurtry, the 59-year-old Gorka is a former winner of Texas’ prestigious Kerrville Folk Fest, and has toured with Suzanne Vega, Shawn Colvin, Christine Lavin and Dave Van Ronk — peers all. Famously named “the preeminent male singer/songwriter of the new folk movement” by Rolling Stone Magazine in 1987, his latest release on respected indie label Red House Records is 2006’s Writing in the Margins. It finds the singer in wonderful form, and includes a heartfelt take on the late, great Townes Van Zandt’s number “Snow Don’t Fall.” Gorka spoke to me by phone (from a shopping center parking lot in Weymouth, Ma.) in advance of his upcoming headlining appearance at The 18th Annual Savannah Folk Music Festival. It was 10:45 a.m., and he had played a show the night before. I saw on your website ( that you’re trying to get the hang of blogging. Blogs seem very narcissistic to me, yet they’re almost becoming the norm.

John Gorka: Yeah, it’s odd. For me, writing songs and valuating words as I do, I do a lot of picking and choosing. I only want to have something to say when I have something to say, you know? I don’t want to waste words on things that are not important. I’m not into adding stuff just to add it. You like to be very precise in your writing. John Gorka: Especially words and music together. I knew I wanted to be a writer long before I knew music would be the way I’d do that. When I started writing songs, the combination of the two was so much more powerful than what I could express in words alone. It’s the pairing of what I can articulate in lyrics, music and sounds. When you were first getting your sea legs as a stage performer, was it difficult to find what you perceived to be your own voice? John Gorka: I was always drawn to performing, but never really comfortable at it. (laughs) I have a lot more fun doing it now than when I started! It was very... tortuous. (laughs) I was willing, but not very able! (laughs) I think writing songs and then playing them for people was my way of overcoming shyness. That continues to be the case, but it’s more fun now.... I still get nervous, but I also still get excited. What’s it like to be considered one of the finest examplars of contemporary folk? John Gorka: It’s not something I think about all that much. I’m glad to be a part of a tradition, you know? I think of Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie and people who’ve done really grand things with their music and continued on page 16

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John Gorka: I think I could do it. It’s just a matter of whether it would take too much time and energy away from what I’m good at, which is writing and performing songs. If it’s gonna take more time to do that, I’d rather just create music. I know I could also tour more than I do, but that would be at the expense of my family, and so that would be too expensive. On tour, do you travel by yourself? John Gorka: It’s just me. I’m my own road manager. Does that cause problems when the road manager screws something up? John Gorka: He gets fired all the time! He’s pretty slack. (laughs) But he’s always hired back before time to drive to the next town. That’s pretty much the pattern. (laughs) Do you prefer playing outdoor festivals, or are you more of a club and theatre man? John Gorka: I come from the coffeehouses, so those are the kinds of places I know the best. But I love playing in all kinds of situations, when they present different challenges. That’s the stuff that makes this life fun. I like the idea of this Savannah show being in a Minor League Ballpark. I’ll have to see if I can come up with any baseball songs. Have you ever played Savannah before? John Gorka: No, this is my first time. I don’t know much about the town, but then I remembered that old Blind Willie McTell song called “Savannah Mama.” The funny thing is it sounds like it’d be about a woman who lives in Savannah, but the line is actually, “I’m goin’ to Savannah, mama.” So, she’s not even there at all! (laughs) Anything else we should know about? John Gorka: Well, I just released a highdefinition concert DVD. Hopefully, I’ll have some there. I literally sold out the first night of the tour. I have to figure out how to get some shipped to me on the road.

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Well, you now who should be dealing with that? Your road manager! I think you need to sit that guy down. He’s not doing his job. John Gorka: (laughs) Oh, yeah! You know what? You’re right. I gotta get him on that right away! (laughs) The only problem is, I’m pretty sure he’s not even awake yet. w John Gorka headlines the 18th Annual Savannah Folk Music Festival at 2:55 pm and

In addition to John Gorka, this year’s 18th Annual Savannah Folk Music Fest (organized by the Savannah Folk Music Society) has a full schedule of local, regional and nationally acts all playing their own unique brand of family-oriented, acoustic roots music. As in the past, this popular event is completely free for ALLAGES. Everything kicks off Friday at 7 p.m. in City Market Courtyard, with sets by a group of established local singers, songwriters and musicians — most of whom are frequent contributors to the SFMS monthly First Friday for Folk Music concert series. Those acts include Hank Weisman, Jean-Paul & Dominique Carton, Melanie Mirande, Chris Desa, Cynergy (Bob and Judy Williams), Michael Maddox and Bill Schumann. In the event of inclement weather, this outdoor event moves a few blocks away to the Trinity United Methodist Church. The next day at 2 p.m., in the old Publix location on Abercorn (near Savannah Mall), the finalists in the SFMS’ Youth Song Writing Competition compete for $1,000 in prizes. Then at 8 p.m., an Old-Time Country Dance —for both experts and novices— will be held in Notre Dame Academy’s gymnasium (1709 Bull St.), with live contra dance calling and music by noted Fl.-based string band Valla-Thomas-Williamson. That group will also appear Sunday as part of the “big show” at Grayson Stadium. Also on that bill: Josh White, Jr. (award-winning activist/singer and son of the late folk/blues/gospel icon), Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen (a married duo of guitar, banjo, concertina and fiddle whose repertoire includes original songs covered by the likes of Garth Brooks, Nanci Griffith and Kenny Rogers), and the winner of the aforementioned Youth Songwriting Competition. Entertainment starts at 1 p.m. and runs till 7 p.m. The days is essentially divided in half, with each artist playing one set early in the day and another, different set in the later afternoon. This makes it much easier for interested parties to fit the concert into their own schedules, with some choosing only one set by each act and others opting to stay all day and catch the “whole” show. Throughout the festival, the SFMS will also be auctioning off several Gretsch guitars which have been either hand-painted by local artists or autographed by such folk luminaries as Buffy Saint-Marie, Guy Clark, Jesse Winchester and Tom Paxton. For more detailed info, visit w


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his past Thursday, October 4, the legends in the bluegrass genre. International Bluegrass Music Finally, despite the extremely high qualAssociation kicked off its annual World of ity of the recording, the performances conBluegrass convention and trade show in tained therein, and the CD packaging itself, Nashville. it has —for a number of complex reasons A massive, week long event that finds (most of them legal in nature)— suffered instrument makers, booking agents, artist from a lack of public advertising, making it managers, concert promoters, record labels virtually unknown outside of hardcore blueand musicians themselves meeting, greetgrass circles. ing and doing business with each other, it For such a small, independent project began —as it usually does— with the IBMA’s (this CD is the first release on Wood’s fledgBluegrass Music Awards Show. ling Flatt Mountain Records label) to be held Similar in form and function to the up alongside major albums by such bigGrammys or the Country name bluegrass superstars as Earl Scruggs, Music Awards, this Vince Gill, Doyle Lawson, Rhonda Vincent, glitzy, big-time event, Sharon White, Dan Tyminski, Marty held at the world faStuart and Buddy Spicher, is —in many remous Grand Ole spects— amazing. Opry House is — The significance of playing a large role much like those other, in making an album that has been ranked more well-known prealongside major label efforts by the biggest sentations— open to names in this genre is not lost on Rose, who the public. was blind-sided by the nomination. Bluegrass fans from “It was a great surprise,” around the world can relates the Savannah(and do) buy tickets based musician and for as much as studio owner. $100 each for a “Basically, chance to see we were the their favorite most indeartists perpendent form and (release) accept acof all the colades. indeThis penyear, dents. local Just to be record included producer and among the recording entop three gineer Kevin or four in the Rose attended whole world — I Kevin Rose, nominated for producing the ceremony, mean, an awful lot of Vassar Clements’s final recording but in his case, he great recordings were wasn’t just a fan of made last year.” the genre, seated Rose credits those high in the balcony. He was an invited honin the industry who still value quality music oree in the third row. over record sales for this CD receiving such In an unexpected turn of events, a an honor. concert album he produced at famed lu“Being on a small, indie label without thier Randy Wood’s Concert Hall in much publicity meant that word of mouth Bloomingdale was nominated for Recorded got us there,” he elaborates — adding he was Event of The Year. That CD, entitled Vassar humbled for his work to be placed in the Clements, Tony Rice & The Low Country Allsame league as that of the other nominees. “I Star Band, is notable for several reasons. was absolutely humbled! (laughs) You know, For one thing, it stands as the final, to be named alongside Ricky Skaggs and professional recording of the iconic and Bruce Hornsby? greatly missed “hillbilly jazz” fiddler Vassar “I can truthfully say, I now understand Clements, who passed away shortly after the what people mean who say it’s an honor just two back-to-back shows which this album is to be nominated. I felt like we’d won even drawn from were held. before the envelope was opened.” For another, it boasts an incredible array of talented pickers (including Tony continued on page 18 Williamson, Scott Vestal, Warren Amberson and Carroll Clements), most of whom are

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In the end, the award for Recorded Event of The Year wound up going to the Rounder Records release Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular, featuring Tony Trischka, Earl Scruggs and Bela Fleck, among others (including Scott Vestal, who’s also on Rose’s CD). The producer says he had never given serious thought to Vassar Clements, Tony Rice & The Low Country All-Star Band earning a nomination of this sort on its technical merits, but in hindsight, he can see where the emotional impact of what he helped capture for posterity could lead to such peer recognition. “Considering that this was an immense amount of talent to be on one recording, that speaks volumes right there,” he offers. “To have such legendary and accomplished musicians onstage all at once, just for the sake of having fun —in what felt like a house concert— was amazing. This was a team effort on all fronts — from Vassar having the idea and helping to assemble everything, to Randy Wood putting on the show, to Tony Williamson helping with the song selection. We were all in it together.” Rose says he assumes everyone involved with the intimate, sold-out shows the album was compiled from felt as he did at the time: that they were present for something truly spectacular. “You could tell just by the way the musicians were getting along. We all knew — even backstage before the show— that it was gonna be a good couple of nights,” he says. “This was essentially a bunch of old friends getting together to do what they love. When the friends happen to be players of that caliber, keeping in mind the one-upsmanship that goes along with the bluegrass tradition of trading improvised solos, the potential for a timeless concert was there all along.” Comments posted at internet music retailer by purchasers of this album show that Rose and company succeeded in transferring the palpable feeling of being front-row at a one-of-a-kind show to the recorded medium. “My kind of CD,” says one buyer. “I could listen to it all night.” “This is an amazing capture of a live concert,” says another. “A listening pleasure. Another MUST-have CD.” “Listening to this record makes me feel that I’m in the room while it’s all going down. You can hear every detail of the performance,” writes another. Rose says a great deal of care went into recording such a momentous occasion. He’s also thrilled that when all was said and done, his equipment (and everyone who helped with tracking the show) performed as reliably as the folks onstage. “It’s the first show I’d ever recorded that was slated for commercial release,” he allows. “I’d done a few test runs here and there, but this was the very first one that had to count. (laughs) In a big way.” According to Rose, he was determined that the final product sound as natural and transparent as could be — which is not al-

ways the case in today’s music world, even for supposedly “live” albums. Listeners who appreciate such an unadorned production style have been heaping praise on this beautiful, low-key recording. “At the awards, we got a lotta compliments from people in the industry who were very familiar with this CD, despite it’s lack of advertising,” says Rose. “There’s a big conflict that still rages in the bluegrass world between traditional and modern styles. There’s different camps, like in jazz. Some folks want the music to be strictly as it was, and others feel it needs to evolve,” he says. “Most I spoke with commented on this record being very true to the form. That’s a testament to the people involved and how it was tracked. On the technical side of things, there was a concerted effort on our part not to ‘slick it up,’ which people seemed to understand and appreciate.” Punctuating that point, another CDBaby. com buyer reviewed the album thusly: “The sound quality is amazing. This should be required listening to current producers on how NOT to over polish a song.” Of the festivities themselves, Rose says they were “pretty laid-back,” but “definitely formal,” as they were shot for television broadcast. He recommends any fan of bluegrass to consider attending as a fan, “just because of the incredible live performances and the camaraderie.” “There’s an atmosphere of family and teamwork on display,” he says. “It was an extremely inclusive and positive environment without a bunch of ego or posturing.” “We wound up sitting with the guy who wrote the Song of The Year, and The Grascals, who were named Entertainers of The Year. Everyone was very friendly.” Afterwards, Rose and his wife Danielle hung out with tons of Nashville royalty. “One thing I learned from this trip,” he says, “is Randy pretty much knows every single person in the country music business. And they know him, too! (laughs) At the special after-party, we met all sorts of major bluegrass people. We visited quite a bit with Del McCoury — who I’d run sound for at the Savannah Music Festival.” Legal issues still conspire to prevent a major marketing push for this gem of a record, yet Rose hopes the industry’s embrace of this labor of love will mean more fans get a chance to hear and enjoy it. “You won’t find it in most stores, but this is the final, authorized document of Vassar Clements,” Rose says. “Initially, we’d planned to release a companion DVD of these shows as well,” he says. “Now that this CD has been recognized as one of the finest live bluegrass albums of the year, I’m hopeful that additional material, such as that, might eventually see the light of day.” w Vassar Clements, Tony Rice & The Low Country All-Star Band is available at and at Randy Wood’s Guitar Shop in Bloomingdale.


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Annual Senior Jazz Concert

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Free show for area senior citizens by the 16-piece Savannah Jazz Orchestra. Info:, or call 675-5419. Thurs., 6 pm, Civic Center Ballroom.

swing, and early R & B. Tues., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.

Southern and classic rock covers and originals. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Red Leg Saloon.


Hard-hitting local blend of ska/punk/ reggae and alt.rock. Fri., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge + Sat., 9 pm, Fiddler’s (River St.).

The Roger Moss Quintet

Snappy jazz cabaret act with a celebrated local vocalist. Fri., 9 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park.

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Duo of Jeff Beasley and Bluesonics’ Ken Harrison. Fri., 8 pm, The Warehouse.

Cosmic Charlie

Athens-based Grateful Dead Tribute Band. Sat., 10 pm, Locos (downtown).

Cream Abdul Babar

Local a capella ensemble offering “400 Years of English Choral Works,” by Tallis, Vaughan Williams, Britten, Rutter and more. Fund-raiser for the building fund. Tickets from $10 at Sun., 3 pm, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (34th & Abercorn).

Industrial Resurrection

Mary Davis & Co.

Pop, rock, shag and soul cover combo. Thurs., 7 pm, Baja Cantina (The Landings) + Sat., 8 pm, Marlin Monroe’s (Tybee).

Eat Mo’ Music

Old and new school new-wave, techno and more, from prominent U.K. DJ Rex, local DJ Shrapnel and Atlanta’s Venus Falling. Thurs., 10 pm, Club One.

Inner Sinn

Local thrash/hardcore. Fri., 10 pm, B & B Ale House + Sat., 10 pm, Guitar Bar.

Funky, instrumental soul-jazz combo. Sat., 9:30 pm, Tantra Lounge.

Sharla June of The Mayhaws

Popular Nashville-based AC/DC Tribute Band. Sat., 11 pm, The Jinx.

Reining in her soul-punk tendencies (think X, The Stooges) this veteran of Athens, Ga. alt.rock bands now channels

This buzzworthy young guitarist/singer’s debut album features a who’s who of A-list Classic City musicians. CD Release Party. Fri., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law Irish Pub.

The Denny Phillips Duo

Rock, soul and pop covers. Fri., 8 pm, Dolphin Reef Lounge (Tybee).

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Patsy Cline and Alex Chilton cool through a filter of earthy, acoustic roots-rock. Sat., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.

Alto-sax led trad jazz from a local combo. Fri., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

Jill Knight

Rhythm Riot

Critically-adored, soulful singer/songwriter with an amazing voice and memorable songs. Sun., 7 pm, Marlin Monroe’s.

Kitschy and fun rock/pop party band. Thurs., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.

Liquid Ginger

Young acoustic male/female duo (covers + originals). Wed., 8:30 pm, Robin’s Nest (Pooler) + Thurs., 9 pm, Guitar Bar + Fri., 7 pm, Dawg House Grill.

Popular local modern rockers. Fri. - Sat., 9:30 pm, Scandals (Tybee).

Loch Ness Johnny

Celtic-tinged Americana from Columbia, S.C. Sat., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law Pub.

The Mad Tea Party

Great Asheville trio playing acoustic ragtime, rock & roll, C & W, creaky carnival

The Southern Wailers

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When are the blues green? When they’re played in support of environmentally-sound principals, baby! This stellar local electric blues trio seems thrilled to be providing live entertainment for this high-profile event (billed as an opportunity for eco-friendly businesses and organizations to showcase their services and principles to like-minded citizens, while publicly calling on Rep. John Barrow to help stop global warming). Held in conjunction with the popular Starland Farmers’ Market, GreenFest features short speeches by local environmental advocates, book-ended by copious amounts of hard-rocking, funky, down-home music from Savannah’s most famed blues export. If you’ve never seen Culberson before, or not in a while, be advised: his current rhythm section of bassist Nate Saraceno and drummer Stuart Lusk is the finest he’s had in his whole career. Free for ALL-AGES. Sat., 11 am – 4 pm, Bull & 41st Sts.


Most folks only remember the youthful brotherly trio of Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson for their 1997 pop smash “MmmBop,” yet rather than fade away into anonymity (or worse yet, pull a Bonaduce), the scarily talented siblings drew on their wholesome family upbringing (and sizable earnings) to beat the odds. They formed their own label (their last CD is one of the most successful self-released records ever made) and continued to release incrementally mature albums of lush, organic, guitar-and-keys pop. While most ignore their efforts, diehard fans know they’re still making impressive heartland rock. Their latest tour (and album) finds the band donating some proceeds to help treat HIV/AIDS in South Africa. Around here, the big question on everyone’s lips is “Who’s expected to attend this show?” Will it be young fans of the band who are only now college age, or the mothers of those original fans who now feel free to fantasize about these freshlyscrubbed prodigies? You’ll have to show up to see. $34 advance or $36 day of show. Tickets at the SCAD Box Office (www. or at 525.5050. Wed., October 17th, 7 pm, Trustees Theater.

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This rough-around-the-edges, femalefronted local rock quartet straddles the line between vintage ‘70s power-pop (a la Cheap Trick or The Babys), ‘80s new-wave (a la Concrete Blonde or Berlin), and contemporary, girl-powered retro-pop-punk (think Shonen Knife, Sleater-Kinney, Holly Golightly). This special show is a benefit for a friend —and longtime participant on the downtown art and music scene— who’s recently been diagnosed with early-stage MS, and is facing a slew of medical bills and skyhigh insurance premiums. In addition to the live music, there will also be a silent auction and raffles to help the cause. Minimum $10 donation at the door. Sun., 7 pm, Hang Fire.

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tre brings Cultural Arts Thea kitsch musical to life

t was a sad day for America when the Weekly World News ceased its print publication. Although an online version exists, it just doesn’t provide the tactile pleasure gained from actually holding the cheap, pulpy, smeary print version and turning its pages. What a thrill it was to stand in line at the grocery store and see a headline so awesomely ludicrous you just had to buy the whole damned issue. “Newborn Baby Sings Like Elvis” and “Flying Cat Terrorizes Village” are just two of the most outrageous examples that come to mind. Any issue with Bat Boy on the cover was an instant classic, and who can forget that grainy image of what seemed to be a young boy with blazing eyes and frightfully sharpened fangs? Bat Boy supposedly was discovered in a cave in West Virginia, but his adventures took him around the world. At one point, the Weekly World News reported that Bat Boy was fighting in Iraq, and published a color photo of hun attacking Saddam Hussein. Two writers named Keythe Farley and

Brian Fleming wrote a musical about Bat Boy, with lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe, that earned awards as the Best Off-Broadway Musical, so it was with great pleasure that I learned that the City of Savannah’s Cultural Arts Theatre would be putting it on. Performances will be held Oct. 12-21, just in time for Halloween. The production is directed by D.J. Queenan. “It’s true that Bat Boy the Musical was inspired by the infamous character created in the Weekly World News, but I wouldn’t say the story is his as well,” Queenan says. “The creators of this piece have developed a tale about the beginnings of the tabloid creature,” he says. “It’s almost as if they have developed a story that the Weekly World News Bat Boy might star in.” In the musical, the young half boy-half bat is found in a cave in Hope Falls, W.Va. “The family of the town’s local veterinarian name him Edgar, and wind up making him a part of the family,” Queenan says. “The community at large barely begins to accept Edgar when, horribly, the mysterious nature of Edgar’s past is revealed.”

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Bat Boy (Ryan McCurdy) finds a home with Meredith Parker (Cheri Hester)

When Bat Boy falls in love with the veterinarian’s daughter and runs away with her, all hell breaks loose. “Can you think of a better time than Halloween for a musical based on a bat?” Queenan asks. “It’s a comedy. It’s a tragedy. It’s a musical!” Queenan is directing a cast of 22 local actors and singers. “When this show was originally staged in London and New York, it had a cast of 10 to 14 players, so many of the most hilarious roles were double-cast to keep the size of the cast to a minimum,” he says. “When we held auditions for Bat Boy the Musical, we were swamped with some

of Savannah’s finest local talent,” Queenan says. “There was no way we were turning away more talented actors than we had to.” The musical isn’t considered suitable for small children. “Although this show contains no foul language, it does involve some adult themes,” Queenan says. “Theater is most vital as an art form when it sines a light on who we are and causes us to question. I would view it as PG-13.” The show is quite deliciously gory. “For me the biggest challenges have been putting 22 people on the Black Box stage, and of, course, the blood,” Queenan says. “Oh -- the blood!”

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Ryan McCurdy plays Bat Boy. “I was talking with D.J. several months ago and said I’d never heard what his Halloween show was,” McCurdy says. “As soon as I heard, I knew I had to audition, because it’s one of my favorites. “I grew up listening to 80s rock,” he says. “From that, I have a love of rock opera. This is a parody of rock opera, but the music is wonderful. When I listen, I hear Jesus Christ Superstar, I hear Tommy. They have referenced every rock opera that has come before in an interesting, telling, wholly original story.” McCurdy remembers his first experience with Bat Boy. “I actually saw it in the grocery store when it first came out,” he says. “I immediately knew the Weekly World News was all false, especially the one about the 300-pound baby born to an 85-pound woman. But the photos were so comical.” Despite Bat Boy’s gruesome characteristics, McCurdy is quite sympathetic to his character. “He was discovered in a very feral environment, but he was very contented,” he says. “He is a little violent, and tends to bite. But then he does have incisors that are oneand-a-half inches longer than they need to be.” At first the townsfolk are accepting of Bat Boy, but later they become violent. “The more human they make him, the more animalistic everyone else becomes,” McCurdy says. The role is somewhat uncomfortable physically. Bat Boy is barefoot for part of the musical, and McCurdy has to be careful not to step on anything sharp. “I saw myself in makeup for the first time and sort of creeped myself out,” he says. “I had extensive vocal training and worked even harder because I have to sing with fangs. I have to adjust my tongue, really push my tongue down, in order to belt.” The audiences may get more than they bargained for. “Because it’s a Halloween pro-

Bat Boy the Musical is presented Oct. 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21 at 8 p.m. at the Black Box Theatre at S.P.A.C.E., at 9 W. Henry St. Tickets are $10 general admission and $7 senior/student. Contains mature themes, and is not suitable for children. For reservations, call 651-6783 or visit


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Dr. Parker (Ray Ellis) cradles Bat Boy (Ryan McCurdy) as the Scarey Voices surround them

duction, the audience needs to be aware of what is beneath their feet or behind them at all times,” McCurdy says. “Because it’s partly set in a cave, there’s not a lot of light.” Ray Ellis, who is the chorus and assistant drama director at South Effingham High School, plays Dr. Parker. “I’m playing the bad guy,” he says. “This is the first time I’ve ever done something like this, so it’s great fun.” Ellis found the soundtrack to Bat Boy online and bought it. “I fell in love with the music,” he says. “When D.J. told us he was doing it, I knew I had to audition.” In addition to his day job, Ellis is music director at the Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church. “Even though the schedule is killer, this is a way for me to unwind and relax,” he says. Cheri Hester plays Meredith Parker, the veterinarian’s wife. “I had read the script and loved it, and the music is absolutely fantastic,” she says. Hester is the wife of the Rev. Billy Hester, pastor of the Asbury United Methodist Church, which also has its own musical production -- God on Broadway. Hester is busy with that, as well as Bat Boy. “When you’re a mom of four, you learn to balance activities really good,” she says. “God on Broadway is on Sunday and Wednesday nights, and it’s just worked out where I haven’t had Bat Boy rehearsals.” Hester started acting when she was 10, and is a graduate of the prestigious Northwestern University theater program. “Then I moved to New York, and lived there for 10 years, pretty much a working actress,” she says. “I did hand modeling, commercials, soap operas, a couple of Broadway shows and a couple of national tours.” It was in New York that Hester met her husband, who is a native of Savannah. He was working as an actor, but earned a doctorate in theology and became a minister. Bat Boy is quite a thrilling musical, Hester says. “It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before,” she says. “The cast is great and D.J. is a wonderful director.” “Bat Boy the Musical is a funny, beautiful story about the loss of innocence and scope of regret,” Queenan says. “With every rehearsal that passes, I grow to love it more and more. “The performance given by Ryan McCurdy will amaze everyone who witnesses it,” Queenan says. “He has the ability to become otherworldly and yet still warm your heart. He is at one moment fierce, the next melancholy and the next hysterically funny. “The set design by Danica Leigh and lighting design by Amanda Drescher will knock your socks off,” Queenan says. “All in all, it’s one not to miss.” w

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eter Berg is an odd creature. I first knew him as the hip, mush-mouthed Dr. Billy Kronk on Chicago Hope and the washed-up, similarlynamed Terry Conklin in the underrated boxing satire The Great White Hype. But he’s much more notable these days as a director, turning in some of the most consistently interesting genre work of the new millennium. By “interesting” I don’t mean “good”. Berg’s films are bursting at the seams with ambition, but he’s only been able to find material worthy of his talents once. His work should be studied in film schools as proof that no director can elevate a crap script to greatness. Witness 2003’s The Rundown, about as nondescript a piece of action writing as I’ve ever seen. But Berg gives it his all, casting plucky actors like The Rock and Rosario Dawson, choreographing colossal action sequences that look like they could level a whole town, giving Christopher Walken one of his most amusing latecareer weird monologues (about the Easter Bunny, no less) and even throwing in an Arnold Schwarzenegger cameo. The movie as a whole doesn’t add up to much, but dammit if Berg didn’t try. His new film The Kingdom largely follows that template. The script by Matthew Michael Carnahan just isn’t very good, but every second shows Berg determined to polish that turd until it’s a diamond! Witness the opening credits sequence, which sums up 80 years of U.S./Saudi foreign policy with an impeccably designed, Adbusters-esque animated newsreel. It’s the first of many times that Berg tries to give a generic action film relevancy beyond massive gunfights and witty oneliners, but it never feels like anything more than an episode of CSI: Riyadh as directed by Paul Greengrass. The film follows an FBI team investigating a devastating terrorist attack on a U.S. facility in Saudi Arabia. They encounter resistance at every turn from the Saudi government and the cartoonishly evil attorney general. Good prevails and evil is vanquished. Typical of Berg’s devotion to his craft, every role is filled with a fine actor, from marquee draws like Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Garner to character greats like Danny Huston and Richard Jenkins. He thinks big, devoting time to heady material about diplomacy and national sovereignty and cul-

tural differences, blah blah blah. In the end, though, Carnahan’s script is all about kickin’ ass, and that’s what The Kingdom does moderately well (though it falls far short of the commercials’ promises to “leave you breathless for the last 15 minutes!”). This will probably play best on TNT or USA on a lazy Sunday afternoon. The best parts of The Kingdom are cameos that remind us of Berg’s best work, the movie and TV series Friday Night Lights. The 2004 film is represented by a brief Tim McGraw appearance, who gave the second best surprisingly disturbing acting debut by a country music star ever (the first, of course, belongs to Dwight Yoakam in Sling Blade). Kyle Chandler and Minka Kelly, two of the stars of the show, pop up in a scene each. Friday Night Lights, the show and film, perfectly illustrate what Berg’s many strengths. The film is about as sociological a movie as I’ve ever seen. It was promoted as a football movie, but it’s more like a 1970’s Robert Altman slice of life that uses high school football as a jumping off point to examine life in a rural Texas community in the late 1980’s. Using perfect performances and Tobias Schliessler’s truly breathtaking cinematography, the film is strangely intimate and epic, painting a very specific time and place in a universal way. The film did well at the box office but didn’t break any records, so everyone was surprised when Berg resurrected the material as a pilot for NBC two years later. But what seemed like a long shot is now an unqualified masterpiece that makes the movie seem like a rough sketch in comparison. No show, or film for that matter, has ever depicted small town life with more heart, humanity and honesty. There’s not a weak link in the cast, with special consideration going to Connie Britton’s inexplicably Emmy-ignored turn as the head coach’s unflappable wife. Friday Night Lights’ appeal was perfectly summed up by Salon’s Heather Havrilesky, who wrote last month that it “has so much heart and sweetness, so much love for normal people with big dreams, that it has the power to give you a lump in your throat every single week.” Though the first season failed to bring in huge ratings, NBC is giving it another shot this year and I honestly think I’ll be devastated if it fails. There isn’t a better show on TV. w

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his photographic exhibition presents an ety has never made a place for anyone who on photography as a medium to create a interesting dialogue between a European is not interested in accumulating wealth. body of work about Indian identity. culture’s dissatisfaction with contemporary Some Indian reservations have become The photographs on display here fall into civilization and a Native American’s ironic vastly wealthy through the casinos operatthree categories. The first category consists response to it. ing on their land, and because of this, tribes, of documentary photographs taken on variAndrea Robbins and Max Becher colsuch as the Pequot in Connecticutt and ous reservations. The second is the “Indian laborated on a series of portraits titled, the Seminoles in Florida, are swiftly losing Photographing Tourist Photographing “German Indians,” in which German their culture to a foreign, middle-class lifeIndian” series of five, in which Jackson pho“Wannabees” are shown wearing detailed style. Standing firm against this possibiltographs various tourists at different events, and elaborate Native American traditional ity, on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South recording the action of White people stickclothing. These photos were taken at the anDakota, the Lakota Sioux have continued to ing a camera up to the face of an exotic obnual two-day festival in Radebeul, Germany, refuse to touch a penny of the $500 million ject to be viewed: a traditionally dressed near Dresden, to celebrate the birthday of (and rising) settlement the U.S. court sysIndian. Another group is made up of selfKarl May. May was a popular 19th centem awarded them in 1980 as “payment” for portraits: the Indian photographer phototury German novelist who wrote wild-west the illegal appropriation of the sacred Black graphs himself wearing a traditional feather novels portraying the Native Americans as Hills. They also reject the culture of casiheaddress. Half of these recount a story of heroes and the whites as villains. The politinos and maintain all their traditional ways. Jackson walking the streets of San Francisco, cal right, as exemplified by the Nazis, along This has resulted in economic poverty with collectively titled, “The Indian Man in San with the anti-colonial left, has found May’s its many hardships, but is an almost unparFrancisco”. The others show him in the same work ideologically useful. But to dress standing next to a road Zig Jackson, a Native American sign he has constructed which photographer who knows the reads: White man speaks with forked tongue, both of these attitudes Zig’s Indian Reservation are irrelevant. Private Property Robbins’ and Becher‘s phoOpen range cattle on highway tographs are high quality color No Picture Taking prints, each one measuring 30” No Hunting x 35” or so, and document the No Air Traffic German “natives” in spectacular New Agers Prohibited and extravagant garments that without Permission From must have been made for the ocTribal Council casion. According to the gallery notes, these “Indians” organize In this last series, by photothemselves into loosely formed graphing himself next to the sign groups they call “tribes” and in different locations, for exgather from all over the country ample, the Golden Gate Bridge, for festivals. City Hall of San Francisco and Seeing them I was reminded Golden Gate Park, Jackson is of the pubs in the north of here re-appropriating his ancesEngland that catered exclutral lands. These photographs sively – on certain nights of the remind me of the photographs, week – to “Wannabee” cowboys also using signs, made by the and cowgirls. These folks were Indian artist, Edgar Heap of also dressed in highly expensive Birds, recently shown in the boots and regalia, even to repVenice Biennale. The photolica six-shooters. And there are graphs by Heap of Birds are in the medieval “jousting” clubs. color and the signs in the images, All of this makes one wonder at bearing a similarly ironic conthe great desire of those in the tent, appear to have been expenmodern world to escape their sively constructed and officially historical time. It is definitely a sanctioned, through funding A photograph by Zig Jackson, a.k.a. Rising Buffalo desire that can be successfully enperhaps. But I prefer Jackson’s couraged by the market. If you simpler black and white photocan afford it, you can construct a graphs that include his own presalleled example of the refusal of a culture to new identity, a different history for yourself. ence, along with the less polished look of the bow to the invader’s rules. “For as long as we We’re in the world of Pirandello here. sign he has made. They seem to have a subdon’t touch the money, White America will And there is good reason for the versive integrity. never own the Black Hills.” European’s nostalgic desire for a lost culIt has been often stated that indigenous Zig Jackson, or Rising Buffalo, his Indian ture. Globalization has created a universal people do not want to be photographed bename, is a full blood who was raised on the and identical middle-class that essentially cause “photography steals the soul”. Maybe Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North consumes the same products. The other side Zig Jackson’s choice of photography as his Dakota. Although he has studied art forms of this story, however, is the real struggle of art form can be seen as one Indian’s comas diverse as drawing, painting and jewelry those envied and idealized peoples against a ment on the soul of White America. w making, since receiving a Master of Fine raging modernity seeking to swallow them Arts degree in photography from the San up. Red Gallery is at 201 E. Broughton St. Francisco Art Institute, he has concentrated It has been said that United States soci-

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‘The Space Between’ -- Photography by J. T. Blatty through Oct. 26. Reception Sat., Oct. 13, 7-9:30 p.m. at Venus de Milo, 38 MLK Jr. Blvd. ‘The Model Home’ -- A photography thesis exhibition featuring Nichole Paschal, at The B. Matthews Gallery on Bay Street through Oct. 19. Reception Oct. 12, 8-11 p.m. ‘Metamorphosis: Photos by J.T. Blatty are at Venus de Milo; reception is this Painting Evolution’ Saturday -- Exhibit by Atlanta Impression-Expression -- A show about painter June Stratton cooperating tendencies in art, at Daedalus through Nov. 8 at the AASU. Join Stratton Gallery, 414 Whitaker St. through Oct. 27. for a gallery reception at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19. Preston Orr — Recent works of mixed media at Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. John Anderson -- Abstract photography Through Oct. 11, reception Oct. 4, 6-9 p.m. at Los Robles Gallery reveals a new direction for this respected nature photographer. ‘Homebound’ -- SCAD presents a photogOpens Oct. 14, 4-8 p.m. Private showraphy exhibition by SCAD professor Weihua ing through Oct. 31 by appointment at Los Zhang, Oct. 9-23, Hall Street Gallery, 212 W. Robles Gallery, 101 East 34th St. Call 234Hall St. A reception is scheduled for Oct. 18, 5852 or 713-5547. 6-8 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. ‘Black & White’ -- Ching Levy’s annual exhibition hapWilliam pens Sat., Armstrong -Oct. 20, 6Local painter 9:30 p.m. in and well-reher Savannah garded movie home at 1 scenic artist Blue Marlin opens a new Bay (Sea gallery at 145 Gate subHabersham division, St., in the Whitemarsh shop known Island, off to longtime Hwy, 80 near Savannahians Publix). as the “Day Old Bread ‘Willem de Store.” The Koonings’s opening, Struggle To which promGet Beyond Abstract photos by John Anderson open Oct. 14 ises to be a Picasso’ with a reception Sunday at Los Robles Gallery great party (wine, -- Savannah gourmet food, live College of Art music, and the and Design pronew gallery), will be Oct. 12 5-9 p.m. and fessor Alexandria Pierce, Ph.D., will disthe show is Oct. 13-14 1-6 p.m. cuss Willem de Kooning’s “Nude Woman,” a drawing in SCAD’s permanent collection. 7times6 – Chroma Gallery’s annual show Oct. 14, 1:30 p.m. at 227 Martin Luther King will feature new work by Aaron Memmott, Jr. Blvd. Free and open to the public. Siddharth Parasnis, Lori Keith Robinson, Penelope Moore, Jan Clayton Pagratis, ‘Inside Outside’ -- SCAD presents an exLOJA, and Cedric Smith. Through Oct. 31 at hibition showcasing work by professors Chroma Gallery, 31 Barnard St. Steve and Deborah Mosch, Oct. 11-Nov. 20, at Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St. New Artists@The Whitney — Whitney Gallery’s annual New Artists Show through ‘This Land Is Our Land’ -- MFA phoOct. 13 introduces new artists from tography thesis exhibition by Theron Tennessee, Alabama and California: Terry Humphrey. Lowcountry Boil reception Strickland, Mark Bradley-Shoup, Sara Sat., Oct. 13, 6-9 p.m. at Iocovozzi Fine Art Friedlander, Rhia and Kate Stamps. Whitney Gallery, 1 West Bull St. (Jones and Bull) Gallery is at 415 Whitaker St.


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Sandy Branam — Work by this popular local artist at the Hospice Savannah gallery, 1352 Eisenhower Dr., through October. ‘Fantastic Adventures in Text and Images’ — Highlights how artists have illustrated travels from the beginnings of the novel in the 18th century through the 20th. Artists include Cruikshank, Rowlandson, Hogarth, Rackham, and the Rhead brothers. Through Oct. 26 at SCAD Museum of Art, 227 MLK Jr. Blvd. ‘New Expressions’ — Art by Eduardo Lapetina at Beaufort’s The Gallery, Sept. 29-Oct. 25. 802 Bay St., Beaufort, S.C.

‘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. 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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Michael Clayton is the sort of movie that Hollywood should be producing on a weekly basis -- but doesn’t. In most other eras, it would come across simply as a competent piece of filmmaking, a solid drama doing a yeoman’s job of making sure the audience got its admission price’s worth of entertainment. It would be part of a studio’s uniform front, in much the same way as, for instance, Warner Bros.’s 1930s crime flicks or MGM’s 1950s musicals. In fact, its proper place would seem to be with the paranoia thrillers of the 1970s, a sweaty sub-genre that houses such classics as All the President’s Men, The Parallax View and Three Days of the Condor. But appearing in 2007, Michael Clayton is a lonely figure, a deceptively low-key suspenser that trusts its audience to be intrigued by its look at corporate skullduggery. It’s a good -- not great -- movie, but given the “Look, Ma, no brains!” attitude of most of its contemporaries, it just might be able to ride its high IQ right into the awards season. Far easier to follow than its impenetrable trailer would lead one to believe, Michael Clayton plays like Erin Brockovich without the populist appeal -- it centers on the title character (George Clooney), a law firm “fixer” who’s always called upon to clean up messy problems for the company’s clients. Hating his job but stuck with it due to massive debts and an expensive divorce, Michael finds himself caught in the middle when Arthur Edens (an excellent Tom Wilkinson), Michael’s good friend and the firm’s best attorney, seemingly goes bonkers and threatens to derail their most important case: defending an agrochemical company against a lawsuit filed by ordinary citizens. Michael’s boss (Sydney Pollack) orders Michael to talk some sense into Arthur, but it turns out that the agrochemical company’s chief counsel (Tilda Swinton) is willing to go to more extreme lengths to silence the wayward lawyer. Almost everything about the movie is muted -the settings, the exchanges, the emotions -- and this decision gives the story a real-world gravitas that make the odious executive actions seem even more plausible than they already are

The Heartbreak Kid 1/2

The Farrelly Brothers have a reputation for pushing the envelope when it comes to risky business on screen, but in the case of The Heartbreak Kid, they seem only marginally more daring than Robert Wise helming The Sound of Music. That’s because the original 1972 version (with a screenplay by Neil Simon) is one mean-spirited movie, a prickly comedy about an unlikable nebbish (Charles Grodin) who suddenly decides to abandon his plain-Jane wife (Jeannie Berlin) on their honeymoon once he spots a beautiful blonde WASP (Cybill Shepherd) on the Miami beach. The movie stings because the bride is only slightly annoying -- hardly deserving of the cruel treatment she receives - while the protagonist is selfish, insensitive, and due for a comeuppance that he never really gets. But in this version, the groom (Ben Stiller) is generally a nice guy, his new bride (Malin Akerman) is an outright nightmare, and the beach bunny is no longer a callow, self-centered brat but a sweet-natured and

down-to-earth gal (Michelle Monaghan). That’s not to say the siblings have completely backed away from their raunchy roots. The movie earns its R rating, thanks to plenty of salty language, some acrobatic sex scenes (though why is it that in American movies, a healthy sexual appetite is always depicted as a vice or a disease to be shunned?), and one startling crotch shot. Much of it is funny (stay through the closing credits for a satisfying capper), some of it merely infantile, but the picture ends with a clever twist, and Akerman proves to be a real trouper throughout as she degrades herself in the name of modern movie comedy.

Goya’s Ghosts 1/2

Eight years was too long to wait for the next film from the great Milos Forman (Amadeus, Hair, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest), and the fact that Goya’s Ghosts isn’t better feels like an outright betrayal of our collective patience. Directing his first picture since 1999’s underrated Man on the Moon, Forman (who also co-scripted with

Jean-Claude Carriere) has crafted a visually stunning but dramatically sloppy drama that kicks off in Madrid at the end of the 18th century, when Brother Lorenzo (Javier Bardem) emerges as a major player in the Spanish Inquisition that led to the torture, imprisonment and (often) deaths of innocents falsely accused of sinning against the Catholic Church. One such victim turns out to be Ines (Natalie Portman), a lovely lass whose refusal of pork at a local tavern (she doesn’t like the taste) brands her as a “Judaizer.” Her wealthy father (Jose Luiz Gomez) tries to bribe the church -- and Lorenzo in particular -- to let her go, but instead the Grand Inquisitor (the great character actor Michael Lonsdale) elects to keep her behind bars while Lorenzo gives in to his lust and rapes the girl. Bearing witness to this unfortunate chain of events is artist Francisco de Goya (Stellan Skarsgard), depicted in the film as an apolitical opportunist who nevertheless criticizes his country’s terrible conditions through a series of bootleg portraits. As the painter for


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both Lorenzo and Ines, Goya’s in a position to mediate between all concerned, a task that doesn’t pan out exactly as planned. Skarsgard is effective as a cautious Goya, and it’s a pity he doesn’t rack up more screen time. Bardem is quietly menacing while Portman earns our sympathy -- at least until she’s saddled with a second role during the picture’s final hour. The total immersion into the film’s staggering production values helps a great deal, but even it can’t obscure a storyline that turns so silly, you half-expect Mel Brooks to show up reprising his “Inquisition” musical number from History of the World Part I.

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The Seeker The Dark is Rising 1/2

The dark may have been rising, but my eyelids were repeatedly falling as I struggled to stay awake during this interminable and exhausting film. Based on one of the books in Susan Cooper’s award-winning fantasy series, The Seeker comes across less as a faithful adaptation of a beloved story than as a cash-in-quick product meant to appease small kids who can’t abide the waits between Harry Potter or Narnia flicks. Also owing a passing nod to the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Seeker concerns itself with Will Stanton (Alexander Ludwig), an American kid living in a quaint British burg with his large family. Young Will learns from Deadwood’s Ian McShane and other village protectors that he’s the only person who can enter the eternal fray between “the light” and “the dark” and protect the planet from being conquered by an evil entity known as The Rider (Christopher Eccleston). This designation allows Will to draw upon his heretofore unknown abilities to travel through time, telekinetically start fires, and make a mean martini (OK, just kidding on that last one).About the best one can say regarding The Seeker is that at least it’s preferable to last year’s Eragon, another Fox fantasy yarn with variable special effects, a vapid youth for a lead, and a tendency to plagiarize at will.


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I’ve always despised the sexist and demeaning term “chick flick.” There are only good films, bad films, and the ones that fall in between, and provided the viewer isn’t a complete Neanderthal, he should be able to separate the cinematic wheat from the chaff. The Jane Austen Book Club is an example of the wheat. It’s intelligent, entertaining, emotional and amusing. It sports its share of rough passages, but those flaws derive from unfortunate shortcuts taken in the screenplay (or the source material, a novel by Karen Joy Fowler), not from the topic at hand or the fact that most of the principal players are (gasp!) women. As the title blurts out, The Jane Austen Book Club centers on a group of people, most of them already friends, who come together to discuss Austen’s literary canon. The members consist of Bernadette (Kathy Baker), the self-appointed matriarch of the club; Jocelyn (Maria Bello), who prefers the company of her dogs to any man; Sylvia (Amy Brenneman), whose husband (Jimmy Smits) just left her for another woman (breaking screen stereotypes, he leaves her for an older, not younger, woman); Sylvia’s daughter Allegra (Maggie Grace), a lesbian into extreme sports; Prudie (Emily Blunt), a French teacher unhappily married to an inattentive lump (Marc Blucas); and Grigg (Hugh Dancy), who’s actually into science fiction novels but joins the group because he’s attracted to Jocelyn. Both the letter and spirit of Austen infiltrate these club members’ lives, as they not only apply the author’s words to modern living but also note similarities between the novels’ characters and their own particular sets of circumstances. All too often, writer-director Robin Swicord (who previously penned the exquisite 1994 adaptation of Little Women) relies on whopping coincidences to move the story along (the setting is Sacramento, which must have a population of roughly 248 since everyone’s always running into each other). But in most respects, Swicord follows Austen’s template of tracking budding (and confusing) love. And, atypically for a mainstream release, the picture allows many characters the sort of second chance usually not accorded in comparable films. Now that’s a novel idea.




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Clarke Duncan in See Spot Run, etc.). Pettis mostly relies on calculated precociousness, but Johnson actually displays modest but sufficient amounts of charisma and comic timing. His acceptable work here turns out to be the most Rock-solid element of the film.

After his film career began floundering, action star Vin Diesel turned to the family audience with The Pacifier and ended up with a $113 million hit. Along the same lines, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson now throws himself on the mercy of the small fry Good Luck Chuck and their easy-to-please parental units with The Game Plan, an innocuous mediocrity Upchuck would have been a more accurate whose biggest sin is its punishing running title for this abysmal effort — not only does time. Rocky stars as Joe Kingman, a narcisits mere existence instantly elevate the alsistic quarterback who’s blindsided when ready high standing of such accomplished 8-year-old Peyton “raunchy comedies” as (Madison Pettis) The 40-Year-Old Virgin shows up on his doorand There’s Something step claiming to be About Mary, it also his daughter. Livin’ la makes them seem as vida loca with a lavrefined as an Ernst CARMIKE 10 ishly designed bachLubitsch farce from the 511 Stephenson Ave. • 353-8683 elor pad, a European 1930s by comparison. model for a girlSeeker, Heartbreak Kid, Kingdom, Dane Cook, whose popfriend, and a flashy Game Plan, Feast of Love, Good ularity continues to elude sports car to compleme, plays Chuck, who, as Luck Chuck, Jane Austen Book ment his lifestyle of a 10-year-old, was placed Club, Brave One the rich and famous, by a Goth girl under a Joe (whose clunky hex which states that REGAL EISENHOWER gridiron nickname is whenever he sleeps with 1100 Eisenhower Dr. • 352-3533 “Never Say No Joe”) a woman, she will then learns that in order to Feel the Noise, Resident Evil, marry the next man who become an effective Eastern Promises, 3:10 to Yuma, woos her. This allows parent (which he does Chuck to have sex with Halloween, Hairspray so begrudgingly), he all sorts of buxom babes REGAL SAVANNAH 10 has to accept a pink without worrying about 1132 Shawnee St. • 927-7700 tutu being placed on commitment issues. But Heartbreak Kid, Seeker, Feast his bulldog, his foothe grows tired of such of Love, Game Plan, Kingdom, ball trophies getting a shallow lifestyle, esSharkwater, Good Luck Chuck, BeDazzled, and his pecially after meeting The Brave One, Jane Austen Book mode of transport Cam (the eternally vapid Club, Mr. Woodcock, Rush Hour 3 getting downsized Jessica Alba), a klutzy to a station wagon. penguin specialist he’s Considering that The afraid he’ll eventually VICTORY SQUARE 9 Game Plan holds lose to the curse. Cook 1901 E. Victory • 355-5000 next to no surprises and Alba generate about Heartbreak Kid, Eastern Promises, for anyone who’s as much chemistry as a Brave One, Resident Evil, Seeker, ever seen a movie mongoose paired with 3:10 to Yuma, Game Plan, Good before, a 90-minute a rattlesnake, while Dan Luck Chuck, Kingdom length would have Fogler, as Chuck’s foulbeen plenty; instead, mouthed best friend, this gets mercilessly WYNNSONG 11 will likely endure as the stretched out to 110 movie year’s most ob1150 Shawnee St. • 920-1227 minutes. The extra noxious sidekick. After Feel the Noise, Resident Evil, 3:10 footage allows the the film’s advance screento Yuma, Eastern Promises, Valley mind to wander and ing, sponsors handed out of Elah, Shoot ‘em Up, Superbad, mull over related topeMusic cards good for Halloween, Mr. Bean’s Holiday ics; for instance, since 35 free song downloads, Kingman plays quarperhaps as a goodwill terback for the fictigesture for having to sit tious Boston Rebels through such a torturous and has to contend experience. In my case, it with a child from a former lover, is this a wasn’t compensation enough: Considering dig at New England Patriots QB Tom Brady, my suffering nothing short of full partnerwhose double-dipping among women has ship in eMusic would have sufficed. led to out-of-wedlock woes? And was there ever a chance that Kingman’s bulldog might The Kingdom 1/2 have fallen into the hands of Michael Vick? Just as 1978 saw the release of two Vietnam And will a soggy comedy ever resist the War flicks that complemented each other in slightly racist urge to include a muscular, their portrayals of the skirmish — The Deer fearsome black man (White America, lock Hunter and Coming Home — along comes your doors!) who turns out to be a crybaby September 2007 and its entree selection of by the end? (In addition to Kingman’s teamtwo Iraq War dramas. The Kingdom is basimate here, see also Ving Rhames in I Now cally a Rambo retread outfitted with a thin Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Michael veneer of topical import. Director Peter

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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 of them.

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 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 as-

pect 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.

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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 least an edible appetizer that will keep our hunger for a great movie romance at bay a while longer.

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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 bookcontinued on page 36


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she and the vigilante are the same person. 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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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. In Glenn Ford’s old role, Russell Crowe plays Ben Wade, a notorious outlaw who’s finally captured by the authorities and scheduled to be transferred via train to the prison in Yuma, Arizona. Dan Evans (Christian Bale in the Van Heflin part) is a rancher by nature — he’s so mild-mannered that his own wife (Gretchen Mol) and son (Logan Lerman) are often disappointed in him — but because he’s about to lose his home and cattle, he agrees to help transport Wade for $200.

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By borrowing from Jacques Tati, Jerry Lewis and silent-cinema icons like Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, Rowan Atkinson managed to concoct his own singularly unique comic creation in the bumbling Mr. Bean. It’s just a shame that the actor has yet to find a feature film to do his character justice. Mr. Bean’s Holiday has some amusing moments scattered throughout 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

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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 Mayoral Forum The Chatham County Youth Commission will hold a forum for mayoral candidates on Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Chatham County Commission Chambers, 124 Bull St. 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

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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

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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. Accessible Transportation Meeting The Advisory Committee on Accesible Transportation will meet Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Georgia Infirmary, 1900 Abercorn St. 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

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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.


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Cultural Arts Theatre’s The Laramie Project Auditions will be held Oct. 15 and 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Black Box Theatre at S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St. Call backs will be held October 18. The play deals with the response of residents to the beating death of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old gay college student at the University of Wyoming, who was murdered in 1998. There are roles from a diverse range of actors ages 16 through adult. Come prepared a short contemporary monologue 1-2 minutes long. 651-6783 or 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 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. 2007 Walk the Walk 5K United Way of the Coastal Empire will sponsore this run Friday, Oct. 19 at City Market. The run will begin at 6 p.m. and the walk at 6:05 p.m. To register, visit www. or call Penny Cox at 651-7720. 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.

Breast Cancer Dice Run will be held Sunday, Oct. 14 at Savannah Harley-Davidson, located at Interstate 95 and Ga. 204. Proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society for breast cancer research. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. The first bike will go out at 10 a.m. and the last bike will go out at 11 a.m. The late bike will be in at 1:30 p.m. First place is $250, second $150 and third $100. The cost is $10 per hand. All motorcycles and cars are welcome. 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. Good Old Fashioned Barbecue Montgomery Presbyterian Church will sell barbecue dinners Oct. 13 at 10102 Ferguson Ave. just off Whitfield Avenue. Tickets are on sale now for $5 a plate, or meals can be purchased at the event. One pound bags of barbecued pork also will be available, as will homemade desserts. Call 352-4400 or visit Halloween Haunted Forest The Savannah Moose Lodge No. 1550 will present the Halloween Haunted Forest Oct. 19, 20, 26, 27, 29, 30 and 31 from 8 p.m. to midnight at 2202 Norwood Ave. Admission is $5. Proceeds will benefit Backus Children’s Hospital. 354-9043. 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

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1st Annual Savannah, Ga., Artifact and Fossil Show will be held Saturday, Oct. 27 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Alee Shriners Temple on Skidaway Road. Admission is $2. Those interested in displaying can rent 6-foot tables for $15. Set up is from 7-8 a.m. the day of the show. 897-4999 or eaglebear12@ 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.


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Rescue I Sold It on eBay is accepting items on behalf of Coastal Pet Rescue. Donors may bring any item valued at more than $40 to the I Sold It On eBay store located next to TJ Maxx in Savannah Centre. The item will be listed and proceeds will go directly to Coastal Pet Rescue. Call 351-4151 or 3537633 or visit 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. Pumpkin Patch The White Bluff United Methodist church will present its annual pumpkin patch beginning Oct. 13. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to dark and Sundays from noon until dark. Prices vary, depending on the pumpkin’s size. All proceeds go to youth programs at the church. 925-5924. 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. Think Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness This sale of pink items will include wrist bands, scarves and hats, stationery, magnets and food. It will be held Friday, Oct. 19 at the St. Joseph’s/Candler Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion. A percentage of proceeds will benefit the local Susan G. Komen Foundation. 819-5704. Wiener Roast The staff at Vinnie Van Go-Go’s pizza on Franklin Square is holding a benefit auction and event for one of their own, Irene “Wiener” McCollam, who has been diag-


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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. 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. Adult Art Classes Adult clay, painting and drawing classes as well as youth/teen art and clay classes are being offered at Caros Art & Clay Studio by Carolyne Graham, certified art teacher. Classes begin in October and continue through Dec. 5. Call 925-7393, 925-5465 or for fees and times. 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. Adult art classes are held Mondays from 9:30 a.m. to noon and Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. Beginners are welcome. The Art School is located at 74 W. Montgomery Cross Rd., No. B-2. For information, call Lind Hollingsworth at 921-1151. Beading Classes Learn jewelry-making techniques from beginner to advanced at Bead Dreamer

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Studio, 407A E. Montgomery Cross Rd. Call 920-6659. Upcoming classes are: 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. 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

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): I’m not necessarily recommending that you read Stanely Seigel’s book *The Patient Who Cured His Therapist.* But I do think you should regard the title as a suggestive metaphor for your immediate future. It’s possible that you’ll be helped by a person you’ve been helping, or be given gifts by person to whom you’ve given gifts. Could it be that you’ll be healed by someone you imagine you’re superior to, or taught a beautiful lesson by someone you don’t understand? Meditate on the ways you might be the beneficiary of a role reversal. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): “For those who are walled up, everything is a wall . . . even an open door.” in conveying this thought from the French poet René Char, I don’t mean to imply that you’re any more walled up than the rest of us, Taurus. My reason for mentioning it at this particular moment is to prod you into taking aggressive action to un-wall yourself in whatever ways you can. According to my reading of the omens, the cosmos will reward your efforts to topple facades that are obstructing your view and preventing you from being touched. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): “If one theorized about the nature of the Creator from a study of creation,” said British geneticist J. B. S. Haldane, “it would appear that God has an inordinate fondness for stars and beetles.” He drew that inference from the facts that one- fourth of all animal species are beetles and that in the Milky Way Galaxy alone there are a trillion stars for every person on earth. What about you, Gemini? What could we conclude about the nature of your mission here on the planet if we took an inventory of what you create? What are the experiences, products, artifacts, words, feelings, and impressions that you regularly spawn, and what do they say about you? It’s an excellent time to meditate on this subject. CANCER (June 21-July 22): I think it will be im-

Ave. For information, send e-mail to Creative Writing Class will begin Oct. 15 for five weeks. Learn to release writer’s block and write spellbinding stories from life experiences. Class was taught at the University of Chicago and the instructor is an English teacher and published writer. Call 247-4903. Dream Circle This formulated technique for sorting out dreams is easy, meaningful and fun and can be taught in five minutes. It will be held monthly at Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 313 Harris St., entrance on Macon Street. To register, e-mail of call 234-0980. Elements of Successful Drawing/Painting The Savannah Art Association will sponsor a workshop with Dr. Grace Rohland, national award-winning artist and printmaker, on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the art room of the Senior Citizen’s Center, 3025 Bull St. The cost is $25 for members and $35 for non-members. Register by calling 897-5612 or 598-8217. 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. Hiring Practices that can Save Your Business is a seminar that will be held Thrusday, Oct. 11 from 9-11 a.m. at the Coastal Georgia Center by The Sullivan Group. To RSVP, call 352-3800. Housing Authority of Savannah Classes Free classes will be offered at the Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St. Some classes are on-going. Adult Literacy is offered every Monday and Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. Homework Help is offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 3-4:30 p.m. The Community Computer

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portant for you to be brave in the coming days. Probably not in the sense of rushing into a burning building to save a child, but rather in the sense of expressing yourself with forceful grace in situations where you have previously been asleep or hidden or ignorant. In order to summon that much courage, you’ll be wise to heed the advice of Buddhist author Pema Chodron: “The essence of bravery is being without self- deception.” Be rigorous as you uncover any lies you’ve been telling yourself. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): “As soon as you concern yourself with the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ of your fellows,” said Morihei Ueshiba, founder of the martial art of aikido, “you create an opening in your heart for maliciousness to enter. Testing, competing with, and criticizing others weaken and defeat you.” Make that your hypothesis in the coming week, Leo. Proceed according to the theory that you can feed your strength and power and freedom by accepting other people just the way they are. Assume that one of the surest ways to be happy and successful is to judge no one. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The faintest star in the night sky is Van Biesbroeck’s star. It’s only about as big as the Earth and is just . 002 percent as luminous as our sun. Every other heavenly light outshines it. From one perspective, then, it’s a puny little thing. And yet it *is* visible despite the fact that it’s almost 19 light years away from us. From that point of view, it’s an amazingly intense, potent, brilliant body. Is there anything about you that resembles Van Biesbroeck’s star, Virgo? I think there is. Celebrate and show off that part of you in the coming week. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “The future is already here,” says science fiction writer William Gibson. “It’s just not very evenly distributed.” Your job in the coming weeks, Libra, is to locate hotbeds where the future is concentrated, and put yourself in the midst of them. It’s time, in other words, for you to escape from the wan,

sludgy places where the past is masquerading as the present. You’re ready to thrive on the delightful shocks of the new. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Eskimos of Siberia are perplexed by the changes in their climate, wrote Usha Lee McFarling in the *Seattle Times.* Thunder and lightning used to be exceptional events, but now they make regular appearances. Bizarre, balmy winds breeze in out of the south. Elders who were once skilled in the art of reading the sky to foretell the weather are at a loss. “The Earth is turning faster,” said one hunter. I suspect, Scorpio, that you’re having a comparable crisis of faith on the personal level. For you, the Earth may not only seem to be rotating at a speedier clip, but also at a different angle. One of these mornings, you may even see the sun rise in the west. But your situation isn’t necessarily as disturbing as the Eskimos believe theirs to be. For all you know, the signs are portents of rebirth. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur” is Latin for “Anything said in Latin sounds profound.” Since your imminent future will require you to be elegant, high-minded, august, and in possession of gravitas -- even if people you deal with aren’t any of those things -- I’ll provide you with Latin phrases to fit the kinds of situations you may find yourself in. (1) Quod natura non sunt turpia. (What is natural cannot be bad.) (2) Quinon proficit deficit. (He who does not advance, goes backwards.) (3) Quod cibus est aliis, aliis est venenum. (What’s food to some is poison to others.) (4) Magna cum voluptate. (With great pleasure.) (5) Sane ego te vocavi. Forsitan capedictum tuum desit. (I did call. Maybe your answering machine is broken.) (6) Revelare pecunia! (Show me the money!) (7) Quomodo cogis comas tuas sic videri? (How do you get your hair to do that?) CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The coming week won’t be a favorable time to seek revenge against the

thunder for making such loud noises. Nor would it be a good idea for you to curse the sea for being so restless or to angrily punch the sky for being so high or to spread nasty gossip about the wind for refusing to heed your commands. On the other hand, cosmic fortune will bless you if you yourself are like an elemental force that unapologetically obeys the laws of your own nature. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): One morning a few weeks ago, I was sipping tea in a cafe on San Francisco’s Valencia Street. Diving in to the *New York Times,* I found a front-page, above-the-fold story about how San Francisco has become the first American city to offer free or subsidized health care to all adults who don’t have medical insurance. My response was a mix of happiness and surprise. I was pleased to learn that my homebase had struck such a radical blow for practical compassion. And I was bewildered that I had seen nothing about it in any of the local Bay Area media. You may experience a similar scenario soon, Aquarius. To become aware of a major development that has been occurring close to you, you might have to get help from a distant source. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): “Dear Rob: I base who I am on how much I have suffered. My identity is wrapped up in all that I don’t have but want, the things that have hurt me, and every wrong that has been done to me. The weird thing is, though, that I’ve actually made a flourishing, creative life for myself. My experiences are far richer and my luck is much greater than my ‘poor suffering soul’ would like to admit. Any advice? -Successful Yet Gloomy Pisces.” Dear Successful: I’m happy to announce that the coming weeks will be an opportune time for you Pisceans to accomplish a big shift in your relationship to your difficult memories. Life will be conspiring to free you from the compulsion to anchor your sense of self in your pain.

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Puppet Shows are offered by St. Joseph’s/Candler AfricanAmerican Health Information & Resource Center for schools, day cares, libraries, churches, community events and fairs. Call 447-6605. Savannah Learning Center Spanish Classes 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. 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. Thinking of Starting a Business will be presented Oct. 11 and 25 at 6 p.m. at the Small Business Assistance Center, 111 E. Liberty St. The cost is $40 in advance or $50 at the door. Call 651-3200 or visit www. Top 5 Fraud Schemes is a class that will be presented by Dr. Thomas Buckhoff, associate professor of forensic accounting at Georgia Southern University on Wednesday, Oct. 17 from noon to 2 p.m. at thte Wilmington Island Club, 401 Wilmington Island Rd. Reservations are requried by Oct. 11. Contact Lisa Conti-Bacon at lcontibacon@ or 527-1324. 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



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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. 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.


A balanced life Student massage is offered at the Savannah School of Massage Therapy, Inc. Cost ranges from $30 to $40 for a one-hour massage and sessions are instructor supervised. Call 355-3011 for an appointment. The school is located at 6413B Waters Ave. www.ssomt. com. Cardiorespiratory Endurence Training will be offered by Chatham County Park Services for persons 18 and up at Tom

Triplett Park on Tuesdays from 5:306:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 8-9 a.m. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and will be required to sign a waiver form before participating. All classes are free. Call 652-6780 or 965-9629. Center for Wellbeing Hatha Yoga classes are offered Monday and Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Suite 203 of the Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. Cost is $30 for four sessions or $50 for 8 sessions. 819-6463. Dog Yoga The Yoga Room will hold a dog yoga class every first Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. at Forsyth Park. The cost is a $10 donation, with all donations given to Save-A-Life. Bring a mat or blanket and a sense of humor. Yoga for dogs is a fun way to relax and bond with your four-legged pet. Great for all levels and all sizes. 898-0361 or www. Energy Share every first and third Friday of the month at a new integrated healing center located at 72nd and Sanders streets. Call Kylene at 713-3879. 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 continued on page 42

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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. On Tuesday, Oct. 16 from 2-4 p.m., an orientation will be presented for the construction apprentice program. 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 Masterpiece Series Rob Gibson, executive and artistic director of the Savannah Music Festival, will discus Sounds Around Savannah: Contributions to Amercan Music History, on Thursday, Oct. 18 at noon at the Chatham Club. The cost is $25 and proceeds will benefit the Savannah Music Festival. Checks must be received by Oct. 15 and should be made out to “CDS Lecture Series and sent to: Lori Combs, Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty, 17 W. Charlton St., Savannah, 31401. Meditation Melange is an overview to meditation with programs on meditation and philosophies. It will be held Oct. 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 313 Harris St., entrance on Macon St. To pre-register, call 234-0980 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.

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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. National Gymnastics Day Whitemarsh Island YMCA will host a free gymnastics open house on Saturday, Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Appropriate for children 2 and up. Outdoor Fitness Boot Camp All fitness levels welcome. M, W, Th, F at 6 a.m. at Forsyth Park. Meet at the statue on Park Avenue. Also meets at 7:30 a.m. at Daffin Park at the circle near the playground. $150 for unlimited classes, $15 for a single class. To register, call Jennifer at 224-0406 or visit Pilates Classes are offered at the St. Joseph’s/Candler Center for WellBeing, Suite 203 of the Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. Four sessions are $30, eight sessions are $50. Pre-register by calling 819-6463. Savannah Yoga Center Through December, classes are: Monday, 8:15–9:15am Flow Yoga All Levels w/ Will, 9:45–11:15am HOT Yoga Level 1&2 w/ Christine, 11:45-12:45pm Community Iyengar Yoga w/ Lynne $6, 5:30-6:30pm Prenatal Yoga w/ Amanda, 7:00-8:00pm Mellow Yoga Flow w/ Christine; Tuesday, 6:45-8:15am Ashtanga Short Form w/ Lisa, 9:00-10:15am Community Flow Yoga w/ Lynne $9, 11:00-12:15pm Yoga Basics w/ Christine, 5:30-7:00pm HOT Ashtanga w/ Lisa and 7:15-8:15pm HOT Yoga Flow All levels w/ Christine; Wednesday, 8:15-9:15am Hatha Yoga Level 1 w/ Will, 10:30-11:45am Mommy and Baby Yoga w/ Betsy, 4:305:15p.m. Kids Yoga w/Amanda, 5:30-6:30 pm Yoga Basics w/ Kate and 6:45-8:00pm Flow Yoga All Levels w/ Kelley; Thursday, 8:15 –9:30am Gentle Yoga Basics w/ Betsy, 9:45-11:00am Level 1&2 Yoga w/ Will, 5:306:30pm Dynamic Flow Yoga All Levels w/ Kelley and 6:45-7:45pm Gentle Yoga Flow w/ Heather; Friday, 6:45-8:15am Ashtanga Short Form w/ Lisa, and 4:00-5:00pm HOT Flow Yoga Level 1&2 w/ Kate; Saturday, 11:00-12:30pm All Levels Yoga Flow w/ Christine; Sunday, 5:00-6:00pm Flow Yoga Level 1&2 w/ various teachers and 6:157:30pm Soul Movements Class w/ Dana D. Walk-in rate $13, Full Time Student w/ID $11, Active Military/Dependents w/ID $9, Seniors 60+ $9, Community Yoga Classes $6. 8 class card $85 (expires after 3 months), 12 class card $120 (expires after 4 months) and unlimited monthly passes $75. Located at 1321 Bull St., call 441-6653 or visit 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 four-

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Adoration Chapel Dedication The Lumen Christi Eucharistic Adoration Chapel at St. James Catholic Church will be dedicated Friday, Oct. 12. The church is located at 8412 Whitfield Ave. Bishop J. Kevin Boland will celebrate Mass at 5:30 p.m. followed by a reception. At 7:15 p.m., Dr. Regis Martin, professor of systematic theology at the Fanciscan University of Stebenville, Ohio, will speak on The Sufferings of Christ. On Oct. 13 at 7:15 p.m., Martin will present Mary in the Modern World. Blue Jeans for the Soul Each Saturday service will be at 5:30 p.m. and will feature just three things, music with guest musicians, a meditation and an affirmative message. Casual dress welcome. Located at 2320 Sunset Blvd. off of Skidaway Road south of Victory Drive. Call 355-4704. Calling All Christians Open prayer will be held the second Thursday of the month from 4-4:20 p.m. at the Forsyth Park fountain. Call Suzanne at 232-3830. Chanted Office of Compline The Service of Compline, �Saying good night to God,� is chanted Sunday evenings at 9 p.m. by the Compline Choir of Christ Church Savannah (Episcopal), located on Johnson Square. Christian Businessmen’s Committee meets for a prayer breakfast every Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. at Piccadilly Cafeteria in the Oglethorpe Mall, 7804 Abercorn St. Call 898-3477. Dream Circle This formulated technique for sorting out dreams is easy, meaningful and fun and can be taught in five minutes. It will be held monthly at Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 313 Harris St., entrance on Macon Street. To register, e-mail of call 234-0980. 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 High Church 101 Everything you’ve wanted to ask about the Flaming Purse and more. The program will be held Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. The lecture is free and open to the public. Call 232-0274 or visit Intro 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 920-0801. Meditation Melange is an overview to meditation with programs on meditation and philosophies. It will be held Oct. 15, 22 and 29 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 313 Harris St., entrance on Macon St. To pre-register, call 234-0980 or Midweek Bible Study is offered every Wednesday at noon at Montgomery Presbyterian Church. Bring your lunch and your Bible. 352-4400 or Music Ministry for Children & Youth at White Bluff United Methodist Church is now known as Pneuma, the Greek word for breath. The children’s choir for 3 years through second grade will be known as Joyful Noise and the youth choir grades 3-5 will be known as Youth Praise. Joyful Noise will meet Sundays from 4-5 p.m. and Youth Praise will meet Sundays from 5-6 p.m. Call Ronn Alford at 925-9524 or visit www. Painting and Spirituality Workshop is held every Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. at Montgomery Presbyterian Church. Free and

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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. St. Philip Monumental A.M.E. Church Fall Festival will be held Oct. 25, 26 and 27 at 7 p.m. The church is lcoated at 1112 Jefferson St. Guest speaker will be the Rev. William Campbell of Garth A.M.E. Church in Dallas, Texas. 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. On Oct. 14, the Rev. Joan KahnSchneider will speak from the topic, Nothing Ever Seems to be the Way It Was (and I’m not at All Sure It Ever Is). The service will be held Sunday at 11 a.m. in the Troup Square Sanctuary. Call 234-0980, or e-mail uusav@ or visit www.jinglebellchurch org. The Uncommon Denomination. Unity of Savannah A church of unconditional love and acceptance. Sunday service is at 11 a.m. Youth church and childcare also are at 11 a.m. 2320 Sunset Blvd. Call 355-4704 or visit w




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Connect Savannah October 10, 2007