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For its fifth production of the 2015-2016 season, Georgia Southern's Performing Arts Center is bringing things home with a country-fried musical extravaganza: Live from Nashville, an evening of country music and dance celebrates the tradition that gave Nashville the nickname “Music City.” The show features 12 musicians, singers and dancers, who will take audiences on a two-stepping tour of the famous city’s country music scene with phenomenal fiddling, fancy footwork, and top-flight vocals. Fully costumed and choreographed in the Music City tradition, Live from Nashville will feature treasured standards by artists such as Jimmy Rodgers, Hank Williams and Johnny Cash; rock-country classics from The Eagles and The Allman Brothers; and new hits by modern artists Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift. "There's a little bit of country from every area of country," said PAC box office manager Juanita Smith. "They've got really patriot country; they've got fun, modern country; classic country hits like Johnny Cash — music from every genre and era." Those eras include bluegrass,

"Grand Ole Gospel," country-rock and classic staples like "God Bless the USA," according to the Live from Nashville tour website. If you are any kind of country music fan, this is a great show for you," Smith said. "You will find a section of the show that has all of your favorite hits." The night of country fun will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a country cake walk — the winners of which will take home a cowboy-boot-shaped cake, custom swag and more as the prizes for the winner. Additionally, audience members won't have to wait until the Kiwanis Rodeo to break out your best, flashiest or most interesting pair of boots and compete in a "Best Boots" contest. Winner will receive tickets to the Performing Arts Center, custom swag and more. They can then record themselves and all the boot-scootin’ fun with a selfie station. Live from Nashville will run Saturday, Jan. 30, at 7:30 p.m. Pre-show shenanigans will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the event are $24 for community patrons and $10 for Georgia Southern students, and can be purchased online or by calling the PAC box office.w

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Wednesday

Statesboro Regional Public Library — Wednesday Movie Moment: Get On Up, 5 p.m. Snacks available. Free and open to the public. Eagle Creek Brewing Co. — Open mic night with Daniel Navarro, 6– 9 p.m. GSU Performing Arts Center — 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. speaker, Dr. Steve Perry, 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. Mellow Mushroom — Trivia, 8 p.m. Locos — Trivia, 9 p.m. Gnat’s Landing — DJ and karaoke, 9 p.m. Wild Wing Café — Trivia, 9 p.m.

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GSU Arts Building — Book reading with Terry Galloway, Mean Little deaf Queer: A Memoir. Discussion and Q&A with the author to follow. All students and faculty welcome. 7–8 p.m. A reception will follow in the Center for Art & Theatre lobby beginning at 8 p.m. Eagle Creek Brewing Company — Think & Drink trivia, 7 p.m. El Sombrero (Fair Rd.) — Trivia, 7:30–9:30 p.m. GATA’s — Daniel Navarro, 9 p.m. Dingus Magee’s —

Chyann Rose, 10 p.m. Wild Wing Café — Beer pong, 9 p.m. Applebee’s — Live DJ, 9:30 p.m.–close

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GSU Planetarium — Planetarium public evening, “Ice Worlds,” hourly from 6–10 p.m. Free and open to the public. Tickets will be distributed during the week of the event in the physics office, Room 2005 in the Math and Physics building, and beginning at 5 p.m. in the planetarium lobby.

Vargas, 7–8:30 p.m.

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Locos — Jam Session open mic night, 9 p.m.

Dingus Magee’s — Banana Bunnies, 10 p.m.

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Bigshow’s Burgers and Bar — Star Period Star, Solomon’s Ghost, Isotopes and Aionios, 7 p.m. $5 cover charge.

GSU Nessmith-Lane Conference Center — “The Latino Americans, Episode Four: the New Latinos,” 7–9 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Midtown Bar & Grill — Beer pong tourney, 7 p.m.

Eagle Creek Brewing Co. — Cyril Durant, 7– 10 p.m.

GSU Foy Building — Guitar ensemble recital, 7:30 p.m.

GSU PAC — Live from Nashville, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $24 for adults, $12 for youth, $10 for GSU students

Mellow Mushroom — Trivia, 8 p.m.

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GSU Center for Arts & Theater — “You Are My Sunshine: A Kind of a Love Story,” 7:30 p.m.

GSU Russell Union — UPB-Movie: Self/less, 6 and 8 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Averitt Center for the Arts — “Dreamgirls,” 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 for adults, $10 for youth

Three Tree Coffee Roasters — Live music night, 6–9 p.m.

Dingus Magee’s — The Travelin Kine, 10 p.m.

Eagle Creek Brewing Co. — Chandler Fritts, 7–10 p.m. GSU Black Box Theater — “Reflections on the ‘Sweet Life’: The Vidalia Onion Oral History and Performance Project,” 7:30 p.m. Averitt Center for the Arts — Dreamgirls, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 for adults, $10 for youth Dingus Magee’s — Universal Sigh, 8 p.m. GATA’s — Brian Fuller, 9 p.m. Locos — Amy Taylor, 9 p.m.

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Monday

Locos — Cornhole tournament, 7 p.m. El Jalapeño — Live DJ and karaoke, 8–11 p.m. Bigshow’s Burgers and Bar (Brampton Ave.) — Trivia, 8– 9 p.m. Dingus Magee’s — Trivia, 9 p.m.

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Wednesday

Southern Billiards & Burgers — Pool tourney, 8 p.m., $10 entry fee

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Statesboro Regional Public Library — Free read book club, 6:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

40 East Grill — Scotty Cram, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Café — Beer pong, 9 p.m. Applebee’s — Live DJ, 9:30 p.m.–close Dingus Magee’s — The Steppin Stones, 10 p.m. Gnat’s Landing — Amy Taylor, 9 p.m.; Luke Combs, 10 p.m.

Three Tree Coffee Roasters — Live music

El Jalapeño — Live DJ and karaoke, 8–11 p.m.

GSU PAC — The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $26 for patrons, $10 for GSU students GATA’s — Beer pong tournament, 8 p.m. Locos — Jam Session open mic night, 9 p.m.

Planetarium showing: Ice Worlds

El Sombrero (Fair Rd.) — Trivia, 7:30–9:30 p.m.

Friday

Locos — Cornhole tournament, 7 p.m.

Bigshow’s Burgers and Bar (Brampton Ave.) — Trivia, 8–9 p.m.

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40 East Grill — Scotty Cram, 7 p.m.

GSU Russell Union Ballroom — Mental health speaker Kevin Breel, 7–9 p.m.

Wild Wing Café — Trivia, 9 p.m.

GSU Russell Union, Room 2048 — Great Minds Lecture Series with Chad Posick, “Exposed and Vulnerable: The Consequences of Violence and What Schools, Families, and Communities Can Do to Keep Children Healthy,” 5:30 p.m. Gnat’s Landing — Trivia, 6:30 p.m.

Monday

Gnat’s Landing — DJ and karaoke, 9 p.m.

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Sunday

Locos — Trivia, 9 p.m.

Dingus Magee’s — Trivia, 9 p.m.

Ice Worlds tours the icy landscapes of our solar system — especially our home planet, Earth. Explore the critical relationship between ice and life — a tale of friend and foe, enabling, challenging, supporting and adapting — that has developed over millions of years. The interplay of life and ice on Earth — from microbes to humans — raises questions about the ice worlds of our solar system. Will they have microscopic life? Will they be suitable for humans to explore? Can they help us understand Earth's changing polar habitats and protect their pristine beauty? Explore the answers in Ice Worlds.

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Developer and publisher Michael the frustration. Todd Games has found success with The game's music also plays a huge a retro-styled 2D platformer named role in pushing the player forward and Electronic Super Joy. onward with each jump and smash The gameplay follows a attack. Electronic Super Joy’s humorous story of a human electronic music overlays a character who navigates blunt visual design of silhouthrough a world set to a etted figures and landscapes soundtrack electronic dance against brightly colored backmusic as he seeks revenge for grounds that work perfectly. his stolen butt. Electronic Super Joy is a true platformer that reminds The player is able to run, me of games like Mario Bros. jump and smash his way Tim Webb and the more recent Super through the game while solving Meat Boy. Players who love a challenge puzzles, navigating mazes and overwill enjoy the linear coming obstacles on REVIEW his quest for revenge. yet sometimes intimiEnemies, missiles and dating levels the game moving stages force the 'Electronic Super Joy' throws at them. And player to move quickly although it’s pixel while trying to clear graphics, the game is Electronic Super Joy. still stunning to look Developer + Publisher: Players will find at and really holds its Michael Todd Games amazing level designs, own against many of Platform: Microsoft Windows, backed by powerful the games that have OS X, Linux, iOS, Android, Wii and catchy electronic been released lately. U (Groove City), Xbox One music, that make this I’ve really enjoyed game stand above the playing the game rest. Since there isn’t a health bar and just as much as I’ve been enjoying the the character will die instantly when music that accompanies it. Although the hit, Electronic Super Joy is a welcomed game may make you rage at times, it’s a challenge compared to a lot of the easier good type of rage that players who love indie and even AAA titles released lately. a challenge will really enjoy. Electronic The levels are designed in a way that Super Joy is a hardcore side-scroller that players will die often trying to figure out keeps you entertained for hours. Anyone the puzzles; thankfully, carefully placed looking for a good challenge — and checkpoints — from which players can some really good music — would do well resume the game if they die — take away to pick up this title.w

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Eagles bracing for rough going in Arkansas Thanks to Mother Nature, this week is going to be a busy one for Georgia Southern basketball. The Eagles — both men and women — last played Tuesday night at Georgia State. A trip to Boone, North Carolina, to face Appalachian Alex State on Saturday was not possible because of Winter Storm Jonas, so the Eagles’ game against the Mountaineers was pushed back to Monday night (a game played after press deadline). Georgia Southern will then travel to Arkansas to face Little Rock Thursday night (Jan. 28) and Arkansas State Saturday (Jan. 30) before finally returning home next week. But let’s get back to the trip to

Atlanta and recap last week's Southern vs. State showdown. The Eagle women beat Georgia State in Atlanta for the second straight time after closing out last year’s regular season with a road win over the in-state rival Panthers. Last season’s win over State Brown snapped a 15-game losing streak and was Southern’s fifth victory of the year in the season’s final game. This season’s 61-50 win at State was also Southern’s fifth win of the year and snapped a losing streak. But this time, it was just a three-game skid with 13 games left on the schedule, and the Eagles are very much in the hunt for a spot in the eight-team tournament field. On the men’s side, Southern led by

as many as 10 points in the second half, but allowed the Panthers get themselves back into the game. After State tied the game with 34 seconds left, the Eagles called a timeout and had time to draw up a play. A Mike Hughes three-point attempt missed and State got the rebound. They pushed the ball up the floor and hit a three, but the shot was disallowed after replay review showed time expired before the shot. State jumped out to a six-point lead in overtime, but Southern fought back to cut the lead to one before finally falling by a final of 69-66 as a Tookie Brown three-pointer missed at the buzzer. It was one heck of a ballgame that the Eagles had plenty of opportunity to win on the road in a very tough environment. Hopefully, this young team can grow from it and learn to close out these tight games. Both the men and women find themselves in need of some wins, and neither are in the best spot in their schedules to find them. Both the Arkansas schools' men and women are really good. Thursday night’s matchup against Arkansas-Little Rock pits the Eagle women (5-11, 2-5) against the defending conference champion

Trojans (6-11, 4-4). Despite its record, Little Rock is just a game out of third place in the conference standings. Little Rock (17-2, 7-1) leads the conference on the men’s side. The 17-2 overall record pretty much speaks for itself, but Georgia Southern is going to have to play its best game of the season to beat the Trojans on the road Thursday. Saturday’s action gets tougher for the ladies. Arkansas State’s women (14-3, 8-0) are on top of the standings. You have to figure that the chances of Georgia Southern pulling the upset on the road aren’t great, but the games aren’t played on paper. The only Sun Belt team to beat the Little Rock men would be none other than Arkansas State. The Eagle men don’t have it much easier in Jonesboro on Saturday. This is obviously going to be a tough week, but it also happens to be a crucial week for both the men and women. Both teams need to start picking up some wins to better position themselves for an early March trip to New Orleans. Hopefully both teams are wellrested for this three-game sprint. Let’s come home next week with some momentum.w


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Boro theater season preview: Spring 2016 Brittani Howell

THE AVERITT CENTER FOR THE ARTS 33 East Main Street The Averitt Center is Statesboro’s venue for community theater — emphasis on community. The unofficial company players, the Averitt STARS, all live and work in the community; when attending one of their shows, you might see your dentist or accountant on the stage. On the Emma Kelly stage, you’re just as likely to see a revived classic as you are a family-friendly musical, and they also bring in out-of-town acts for one-night-only events, such as live music, improv comedy and spoken word artists. In the smaller Michal Whitaker Black Box theatre, located down the block on West Main Street in the Center for Performing Arts, you can have a more intimate and experimental theatre experience. SEASON PREVIEW PICK: Dreamgirls, by Tom Eyen and Henry Krieger, Jan. 29–31 If you enjoy biopics, big musicals and R&B, you’re going to love this. Dreamgirls follows the meteoric rise of a Chicago-born group of girl singers, the Dreams, as they navigate a cutthroat music industry and deal with the consequences of their celebrity status. It’s a powerhouse of a show, driven by relationships and female friendships and featuring plenty of show-stopping numbers. The Averitt Center is running this show as the piece de resistance of their African Heritage Series for African American History Month, and in the capable hands of master director Mical Whitaker, it’s bound to blow audiences away. TICKETS: $20 adults / $10 youth THE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 847 Plant Drive Fondly known to its patrons as the PAC, the Performing Arts Center on Georgia Southern’s campus has the largest number of seats in Statesboro — 825 of them, to be exact — meaning

it has the room to attract national touring acts and big-name performances. Each season is wildly varied from the last. At the PAC, life is like a box of chocolates: You never know what amazing entertainment you’re going to get. SEASON PREVIEW PICK: Sleeping Beauty, by The Moscow Festival Ballet, March 8 If you have any stigma against ballet, I highly recommend that you reconsider and give this show a shot. Feats of synchronicity meet the acrobatics of dance in the Moscow Festival Ballet’s performance, set against breathtaking sets and luxurious costumes. This production by the world-renowned company is going to be the biggest show to hit the PAC stage this academic year, and given the Moscow Festival Ballet’s fame, the tickets for this one are an absolute steal. Also, personally, I’m a huge sucker for fairy tales, and I’m excited to see how the Moscow Festival Ballet takes the old story and makes it new. TICKETS: $25 patrons / $12 youth (18 and under) / $10 Georgia Southern Students THE CENTER FOR ART AND THEATRE 223 Pittman Drive The black box theater in Georgia Southern’s Center for Art & Theatre is the main venue for GSU’s theater and performance students, and I am not exaggerating when I say that they are an exceptional group of actors. Under the direction of Lisa Abbott and Nick Newell, the CAT’s shows consistently defy expectations for student productions, with an incredible ability to shock and amaze. Also, their set and stage design is straightup magic: They’ve had rotating walls, multi-storied sets and even a pool sunk into the stage. I have not yet seen a show by these players that isn't just as enjoyable and satisfying as a "professional" production. The program is an absolute gem and asset to Statesboro's creative scene.

Spring 2016 Boro Theater Season Performing Arts Center:

Jan. 30: Live from Nashville Feb. 9: Davis & Johnson present The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra March 8: Sleeping Beauty, by the Moscow Festival Ballet April 1: The Inspiration of Broadway

Averitt Center for the Arts: Feb. 12: A Tale of Two Cities Feb. 25–28: South Pacific March 4: Dallas Brass March 26: TUSK — Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show April 8–10: "What's Your Favorite Song?" An Evening with Emma Kelly April 22–24: The Merry Wives of Windsor June 3–5: The Miracle Worker

Center for Art & Theatre: March 3–5: Twelfth Night April 6–13: A Game of Love and Chance

SEASON PREVIEW PICK: Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare, March 3–5 This show would be at the top of my list no matter who was performing it, because it’s my favorite of Shakespeare’s comedies — but I am thrilled to know that the CAT students will be performing it. Twelfth Night has this perfect blend of hilarity and gravity that the student players have handled masterfully in other productions. The story is a madcap romantic romp with little a bit of everything: A shipwreck, separated twins, crossdressing, mistaken identity and tricksters galore — not to mention some of Shakespeare’s most gorgeous language. It’s amazing. The CAT production is going to transplant the play from Elizabethan Illyria to New Orleans for Mardis Gras, adding a fun angle for interpretation and exploration. I’m getting excited about this show just thinking about it. It’s going to be great, you guys. Just go see it. TICKETS: $6 GSU students / $12 partronsw

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Despite its size, Statesboro has a bustling theater scene, with three different venues providing a constant rotation of eclectic entertainment. Whether you’re looking for live music, ballet, theatre of many varieties or comedic sketches, there’s always something on in town. Last season, I ran a piece introducing readers to each venue and breaking down what kinds of entertainment you’re likely to get at each one. In this preview, I’ll brush over the stages again and spend a little more time on the shows themselves. As always, it’s difficult to choose one must-see out of all the great performances coming up, but I doubt you’ll be disappointed by my selection here.


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'Dreamgirls' ends heritage series on high note The last event of the Averitt Center for the Arts’ African American Heritage Series is ending the series on a high note. In fact, the three-night run of Dreamgirls might just bring down the house. Audiences may know the show from the movie based off the stage production. Both stage and film versions tell the story of a singing girl group from Chicago, struggling to make their way in the burgeoning MoTown and R&B scene. Based loosely off the careers of The Supremes and similar musical groups, Dreamgirls revisits an era that marked a major milestone in American music and black culture. “Every director wants to do Dreamgirls,” said director Mical Whitaker, who said the show has been on his directing “bucket list” for some time. “I think every person involved in theatre wants to do Dreamgirls.” Whitaker was in New York when Dreamgirls first hit Broadway, and he remembers it taking the city by storm and becoming a major musical phenomenon, pairing show-stopping

numbers with big, powerhouse vocalists. Featuring black actresses and a music scene that was largely shaped by black artists, Whitaker said Dreamgirls “belongs in the African American canon” of theater. “It doesn’t become a major point of the canon,” Whitaker said, “because the writers are not coming from a necessarily African American point of view.” (The show’s writers, Henry Krieger and Tom Eyen, are white.) “But because of its tremendous commercial success, it can’t be overlooked.” Its widespread fame and iconic music, along with its insider view of the showbiz industry, make Dreamgirls a desirable part of any theater’s season at any point during the year. But by scheduling the show as part of the African American Heritage Season, the Averitt Center implicitly highlights the element of race in the show’s narrative. “Essentially, at its heart, it boils down to the story of a black girl group,” Whitaker said. “I imagine that a white girl group would go through the same

kinds of things — but they have their own stories.” Cultural appropriation, particularly, appears as one of the conflicts in the show’s plot. But Whitaker, who has done much to bring African American theater to the Bulloch area and who has taught it at Georgia Southern for many years, also says the show’s relevance is not confined to the context of race, although it is a rich and important lens through which the show can be viewed. “If it’s good, it’s good,” he said. He went on to reference one of the show’s most dramatic, memorable moments: Jennifer Holliday’s powerhouse delivery of “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going,” which — musically and thematically — strikes a deep chord with audiences of all races.

“That’s neither black nor white,” Whitaker said. “It’s the dynamics of art, it’s the dynamics of what one culture does that maybe another does not.” It is, essentially, celebratory rather than divisive. Dreamgirls will run January 29–30 at 7:30 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee on Jan. 31. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for youth. Additionally, audience members are invited to attend a supper party after the opening-night performance as part of the center’s Capital Growth Campaign. Admission to the dinner party includes show tickets and opportunities to meet and mingle with the cast and crew of the show. Tickets for the dinner event are $45 for singles and $400 for a table of eight guests. Tickets can be purchased at the Averitt Center box office.w

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Gazzie Fulcher, Linda McGee and Brandi Harvey hold the stage as The Dreams in the Averitt Center's upcoming production of "Dreamgirls," running Jan. 29–31.


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Amy Taylor, an understated local star Tennessee. Garcia serves as lead guitarist for country stars like Garth Brooks. Taylor writes country music hits, which she says is a much more collaborative process than one would think. "There are a bunch of us in a room sharing ideas," she said. "We come up with the concept, then the melody." There's a vulnerability to songwriting that she has been prepared to accept. Taylor says that songwriters should understand that you can't please everyone. She sees all criticism as constructive. Taylor has learned from some big names when it comes to working in the music industry. She calls Miranda Lambert a close friend. She shared that she was lucky to see the positive and negative sides of fame from Lambert. "Miranda gives me good advice. She loves to help," said Taylor. In our interview, Taylor shared many stories of meeting fans on the road touring with Lambert. She believes that watching Lambert helps her learn how to deal with the lime-

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Singer-songwriter and mother Amy Taylor manages to balance her family life and professional writing career with an ongoing performance schedule. You can see her performing relularly around Statesboro. light when it does come her way. "I encourage everyone who has a dream to go for it," she said. "I'm hoping that I can prove that anything is possible." As the mother of a nine-year-old girl, she relies heavily on her family to keep her balanced. She is a single mother and has the help of her family to care for her daughter when she has

to be on the road. As for the future, Taylor has her sights set on her own tour. She wants to share a headliner with country stars of Miranda Lambert's caliber, and to hold her own on a personal stage. She will also continue to be a brand ambassador for CMG Guitars, with whom she has an endorsement deal.w

Luke Combs: A Mountaineer even an Eagle could love

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Luke Combs, a country music artist out of Boone, North Carolina, will be playing Gnat's Landing on Feb. 4.

Here in Eagle Nation, we don't find many things coming out of Appalachian State University that we can appreciate. Statesboro's GSU and the Mountaineers' school are division-mates and rivals, and many historic Georgia Southern football moments have come with App State on the other end of the field. Fortunately, there is one thing that comes from App State that Borodwellers can actually appreciate: country music artist Luke Combs. There is no grudge to be held against Combs, who started his solo music journey as a student with Southern's North Carolina competitors. Before his college career, Combs' foray into music

began in Asheville, where he began singing at a very young age. He taught himself to play guitar and write songs with aspirations of moving to Nashville, the epicenter of country music. As a student at App State, Combs would perform whenever an opportunity came his way, making quite a name for himself before dropping out to pursue music fulltime. Since his shift to fulltime performing, Combs has been constantly on the move. He's touring the nation with his band and sharing his music, which harkens back to classic country. While current country hits lean heavily on a pop sound that helps the artist to

cross over into a mainstream audience, Combs' single, "Hurricane," has a lyrical element reminiscent of Garth Brooks — a sound very close to Luke Bryan's best ballads. Last year, Combs released his first EP, "This One's For You," which includes "Hurricane" and five other tracks. One, "Memories Are Made Of," is a nostalgic look at great moments of the past and tells a story of when life was less complicated than it is when people grow into adults. Experience Combs' songwriting skill and instrumental artistry when he makes a stop at Gnat's Landing on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 10pm.w

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By now, Amy Taylor is a veteran of country music by definition. She began her story singing in church, and today she is touring with the best. She's collaborated with some of the best. She's performed alongside some of the best, and with her varied musical career, she is doing what not many manage to do: to live out the dream she had as a child. Taylor knew she would be working in music at a very young age, and she never let go of that dream. She says she wrote her first song in the first grade. "I don't even remember what it was about," she said, "but one of my friends and I would just sit there and come up with lyrics." She finally decided that she would pursue music with her first-ever paying gig. According to Taylor, once she realized she could make money with her music, there was no turning back. Now she works with a group of writers for a publishing company owned by Johnny Garcia in Nashville,


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Davis and Johnson, frontrunners of the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra, invite audiences to a swingin' performance at the Performing Arts Center.

Katherine Fallon

Brassy, classy and utterly fabulous Witness the big band magic of the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra, playing Feb. 9 at the PAC Slated to perform at the Performing Arts Center at Georgia Southern University on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 7:30 p.m., Davis & Johnson present the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra features a 17-piece big band comprised of vocals, trombones, trumpets, saxophones, drums, guitar and contrabass. The bombastic sound of the group begs to be danced to, and audience members are sure to be delighted by American songbook standards reinvented. Originally hailing from northern Louisiana, from which the fleur-de-lis of the orchestra’s logo is derived, it only took a few vacations in Savannah to convince Jeremy Davis to move his family here. Two years later, Clay Johnson followed suit. With the move came a new slate of what Davis refers to as “world-class musicians” to comprise the big band for which they’d come to be known. “We were really scraping the ceiling on what we could do in northern Louisiana. We were looking for a bigger pond, with more opportunity,” said Davis. The pond has certainly gotten bigger. I caught up with Jeremy Davis, a.k.a. “The Kingpin,” early Sunday morning as he traversed the New York City subway system on his way

to church. Immediately prior to our talk, he and the orchestra had been on a 10-day performance stint in Florida. In December, they performed live in a Frank Sinatra tribute show, and they recently recorded their own, dedicated PBS show, which is scheduled to air in June. As of our conversation, Davis counted 45 new dates on his performance calendar, with shows throughout the Midwest and West Coast, plus the “normal stuff.” He said with a laugh, “it’s all hands on deck” for the orchestra these days, with upcoming international shows and a revolving cast of nearly 200 crewmembers on the travel team. Davis, an accomplished tenor saxophonist and vocalist, founded the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra 15 years ago. For a while, the orchestra focused primarily on instrumental covers of the songbook standards. A few years later, with the addition of trombone player and vocalist Johnson, Davis’ good friend since the 7th grade, the orchestra was able to become a more complex organism, with regular vocals and a conversational aspect that has been likened to Prairie Home Companion. “When (Johnson) came on the scene with us, it changed everything,”

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Davis said of his longtime friend, whose childhood among folk and southern gospel singers helped to make him the performer he is today. “We call him ‘Mr. Showtime’ for a reason: he’s a natural on the stage.” Led by Davis and Johnson, a Fabulous Equinox Orchestra show is like “hitching a ride on a time machine,” said Juanita Smith of the Performing Arts Center, harkening back to the days when crooners wore suits onstage and chattered with the audience, and when listeners stood up to dance with their partners. “People want to be entertained,” Davis said. “That’s what we do. We’re entertainers. The music is always great, but there’s more to it than that. It’s about friendship, about telling stories and jokes, having fun. We have a blast. People who come to the show are going to enjoy themselves.” Conveniently just before Valentine’s Day, concertgoers can expect to hear a lot of romantic, American songbook standards, such as Sinatra and Harry Connick, Jr., but “we are not trying to just be a big band playing standards,” said Davis. The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra performs new takes on the classics, and listeners won’t be disappointed in

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the program’s variety. Davis, Johnson and their crew like to perform songs that no other big band thinks to arrange, giving new life to songs such as Huey Lewis & the News’ “Power of Love,” and Roy Orbison’s “Cryin’. ” They approach Elvis and Ray Charles with equal, swinging aplomb. Listeners also will be privy to a few original songs, such as "Dance Like Nobody’s Watching You" and the original, not-yet-recorded “New Orleans Rain,” written by Davis’ friend and original member of Parliament, Doug Duffey. The show doesn’t stop when the curtain falls, though: Johnson, Davis and their orchestra make an effort to be in the lobby of every venue they play, to shake hands and meet their audience face to face. Davis likes to remember one particular man he met years ago, who had been “dragged to the show by his wife." "He wasn’t a jazz fan, not a big band fan," David recalled. "But he said ultimately he loved every song, the band and the arrangements. And what’s best is he said he felt like he made two new best friends.” And when you come to the orchestra's performance at the PAC, Johnson and Davis hope you’ll feel the same.w

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FESTIVAL EVENTS OPEN FOR GENERAL AUDIENCES

Kenneth Lee

Patti Pace Festival offers diverse, challenging theatre vives through the continuation of the festival. One of Pace’s former students, Dr. Melonie Kitchens O’Meara, later became the main organizer of the Patti Pace Performance Festival. The Patti Pace Festival gives undergraduates the opportunity to delve deeper into the world of performance studies with other enthusiastic students in a noncompetitive, supportive environment through workshops. This year, students from ten different campuses will be attending the Patti Pace Festival. “They get to expand their network, realize that there’s a community much larger than the school where they are, and realize that they can create original work with lots of other people. They also get to experience other artists and other teachers,” Dr. Rebecca Kennerly, the site organizer for the Patti Pace Festival, said.

A taste of the 'Sweet Life' Oral history project about Vidalia onion revisited in an abbreviated second performance Katherine Fallon Editor's note: Freelance writer Katherine Fallon wrote this review after seeing the December performance of The Sweet Life. Because the show is playing again, we decided to trot out the review to give readers and idea of what they'll see at the show, which will be a condensed version of the December performance. Nestled in among Vidalia onion boxes in the black box theatre at Georgia Southern’s Center for Art and Theatre, the cast of Reflections on the ‘Sweet Life’: The Vidalia Onion Oral History & Performance Project presented a chorus of voices, discussing their favorite way to eat the Vidalia onion: baked until it falls apart, deep-fried at the county fair, sautéed

in butter or sliced thinly inside an apple pie. All the while, the lights stayed up and audience members remained visible to one another and to actors, creating a sense of participation that is often missing from the traditional, passive viewing experience. It is befitting that director Dr. Rebecca Kennerly chose such an inclusive venue and format for the show, which she adapted from two years of extensive oral interviews and research concerning the Vidalia onion’s history and cultural import.

The festival might begin on Friday; however, guests Terry Galloway and Donna Nudge will be arriving to Statesboro two days ahead of time on Wednesday to stage several events open to general audiences. On Wednesday, Jan. 27, Dr. Kennerly will interview Galloway and Nudge about creating inclusive theater. Afterward, one of their award-winning comedic shorts will play, followed by an open discussion with the audience. This will be hosted in the GSU’s Multipurpose Room, found in the Williams Center, starting at 1 p.m. On Thursday, Jan. 28, Galloway

and Nudge will show more of their video shorts. They will then discuss the making of each short. These videos will be shown in the Sanford Auditorium, starting at 1 p.m. Later that day, Galloway will read from her book Mean Little deaf Queer: A Memoir. A Q&A discussion with the audience will follow, along with a reception and book signing. The reading will start at 7 p.m. in GSU’s Arts Building Auditorium.

With this year’s theme being “Celebrating Disability with Performance,” the festival will focus mainly on the concept of inclusivity and openness. “In terms of diversity, a lot of people don't even consider physical disability as a need of being inclusive,” Kennerly said. “The need is so far beyond recognition, inclusivity, respect, understanding and open dialogue.” Kennerly has gone through great lengths in arranging for Terry Galloway, an international performance artist and author, to speak at the festival. Galloway’s keynote address will address the adversity and uphill battles she has faced as a deaf person. Galloway, along with her partner and collaborator Donna Nudge, will later

lead students in workshops (dubbed “Obsessions”) during the festival. “Terry Galloway’s heart really is in reaching out and being inclusive to all kinds of people in lots of different kinds of art and expression, especially persons with disabilities,” Kennerly said. The festival officially begins Friday morning, Jan. 29, at 8:30 a.m. in GSU’s Black Box Theatre. On Saturday night at 7:30 p.m., in the Black Box Theatre, Galloway will perform her one-woman show, “You Are My Sunshine: A Kind of Love Story.” This performance will be open to the general public. Students who wish to be involved with the workshops must register early on by contacting Kennerly at (912)-478-7325 or at rkennerly@georgiasouthern.edu.w

The interviews, conducted by Kennerly and a changing cast of students enrolled in her advanced performance studies course in 2013 and 2015, were edited to create a “texture of community” concerning the Vidalia onion, and were intended to help shake up the complacency with which we, as Southeast Georgia residents, approach the crop. Through Sweet Life, Kennedy and her students hope to “open up a conversation about the broad, and deep, effect that the Vidalia onion industry has had on a diverse group of people.” To that end, the perspectives of a plethora of Vidalia residents are presented through brief, interpretive monologues drawn from interview transcripts. Audience members are introduced to pickers and to the children of pickers, to impassioned onion sorters, beauty queens

and Yankee transplants. We hear, too, from established farmers such as Ethan Floyd and Bo Herndon, and from a variety of Vidalia residents about migrant workers, as well. The performance relies upon an ensemble cast, dressed in black with accent pieces such as pearls, scarves and work boots to establish character. Each member performs the roles of multiple interview subjects, from male and female to young and old, from social service workers to farmers and travel agents. Sweet Life may be socially conscious, but it delivers on laughter, too, bringing Georgia’s very own Paula Deen to the stage in a brief onion-focused rendition of Family Feud. Yumion, the lively, official Vidalia onion mascot, also makes multiple cameos through the show. In the words of Vidalia resident Virdinia Swicord Young, “You are what you are. And we are the onion.” An abbreviated performance of Reflections on the ‘Sweet Life’: The Vidalia Onion Oral History & Performance Project will run Friday, Jan. 29, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.w

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For an artist of any medium to grow and thrive, they need a community that cares about providing support, understanding and discovery to all parties involved. The Communication Arts Department in the College of Liberal Arts will allow performance artists and the community of Statesboro to continue fostering such a relationship by hosting the Patti Pace Performance Festival next week, for the third time since its conception in 2001. Originally called The Georgia Performance Festival, the event was renamed in honor of the late Dr. Patricia Pace, a former Georgia Southern theater and performance director who contributed towards the festival’s early development and conception. Pace died shortly before the first performance festival could begin in St. Simons; however, her legacy sur-

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Katherine Fallon

You can't go home again A Connect columnist reflects on home, place and family When I began preparations to move to Statesboro in 2014, people told me very passionately that I was sure to experience culture shock. Being an undercover, fast-talking Southerner living above the Mason Dixon, I already knew that things are, indeed, different down here. The pace of life is a little less frenetic, the clock a little more forgiving. The tea is sweeter, the bacon more prevalent and the accents less nasal. The flora remains verdant throughout the winter; sometimes, in January, the camellias bloom. I’ve spent most of my adult years navigating public transportation, shoddy bike lanes, and aggressive sidewalk company. But for all my love of the metropolis, I’m originally from a small town in South Carolina: a place with one stoplight, an IGA, and an independent pharmacy that sells things like potty chairs and walkers, and shelves precisely one box of each medication at a time. As a teenager, the local bank teller always knew how I was doing academically. I spent a lot of time blushing and whining at my mother. So it wasn’t culture shock I worried about. If anything, I had experienced culture shock on my way up the coast: during my first summer in Philadelphia, I kept track of how many people smiled back at me when I smiled at them. The percentage was devastatingly low, and over the years, I stopped making eye contact entirely. Like the best of the Philadelphians, I yelled at jaywalking pedestrians and pushed my way through crowds with my shoulder. It’s a dog-eatdog world in places so heavily populated, and I had to learn not to expect kindnesses from people I didn’t know. Preparing for the move, I was having more of an existential crisis a la Thomas Wolfe’s You Can’t Go Home Again. Hadn’t I left the South for a reason? My familial ties were strained and seemed irreparable. I hate humidity, and what’s worse, hot weather. There are many things about me that don’t sit well with conservatives. Would the adult version of myself fit in here, after years adapting to the frenetic pace of tall, cramped cityscapes and years of stubborn independence? I feared the upcoming changes and wondered, at times, if I

wasn’t backtracking, somehow erasing my own progress. I shouldn’t have worried. It turned out that moving back wasn’t a reversion, only a change, and the local challenge was getting to know my neighbors again. Like a series of atrophied muscles in need of physical therapy, I’m slowly getting better at accepting, if not depending upon, the kindnesses of strangers, like a door held for me, or a place in line, ceded. Although I’m still surprised each time a stranger waves at me, my own hand is waving back now before I have time to consider it, and after years of aversion conditioning, I do still make very shifty eye contact. I’m working on that, y’all. I promise. Beyond getting to know my neighbors, though, it turns out that moving back also allowed me to get to know my father again, and to be with him in his terminal months of COPD. He was a Minnesota transplant who remembered his childhood being much like A Christmas Story — stuck in a coat so full of down he couldn’t lower his arms to his sides, and maybe it’s only family legend, but I’m pretty sure the leg lamp was there, too — and once he moved to the South, he never again left it. Dad recognized the quiet, staid beauty of a place where lost items are returned to their owners, the most remote of names are remembered, and some people don’t even bother to lock their doors. Where the medians are sometimes overgrown and the shoulders are foamy with cotton. Where summer fruit is sold from gas station parking lots and the hometown pharmacy that used to disappoint us children for lack of gumball machines would, as adults, see us through Dad’s final hours, calling us by name while meting out morphine. For many reasons, my relationship with my father was fraught, but we came to our own brand of peace before he died. While that may have made the mourning harder, it was worth it, and I couldn’t have done it from far away. Last May, when my father passed away in our farmhouse among the pines and oaks, front door unlocked, he was warm, in sunlight, in a land of people who knew his name.w

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sends such images. DON’T LOOK! — An Eagle Village Apartments man reported damage to his dorm room door by a man who was running in the hallway in his underwear. The offender became angry when the complainant looked into the hallway, and tried to force his way into the room. The complainant wrestled him away and the man fled. He returned with a knife, carved into the door and struck the door repeatedly with a brick. He left a blood trail behind. Police investigated and arrested him, as well as three others, for fighting and related charges.w


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Office Coordinator Immediate opening for a self-motivated individual to supervise & coordinate daily operations & office/clinical personnel in our Statesboro location. Strong interpersonal skills & working knowledge of Microsoft Office necessary.. Must be flexible. Salary commensurate with experience. Clinical background & EHR experience preferred. Excellent benefits including retirement, health, life, dental & disability insurance, paid holidays, vacation & sick time. Please send resume in confidence to: HR DEPT, 215 North Coleman Street Swainsboro, GA 30401. hr@eghc.org East Georgia Healthcare Center is an equal opportunity employer and provider.

Commercial Plumbing Superintendents, Plumbers, Apprentices and Helpers

needed for long term work in the Statesboro area. We offer Stability, Chance to Grow, Top Pay, Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation, Health Insurance and 401(K) with Company Match. Must be dependable with good work ethic & have transportation. Email resume to: jada.dailey@aceelectric.net Fax Resume to 912-681-2193

Statesboro Convention & Visitors Bureau

Executive Director Competitive Salary + Benefits Send Res & CL to Recruitment Chair: bturner@ogeecheetech.edu For more info: www.visitstatesboroga.com EOE

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Has opening for Industrial Electrician, Also Properties Management handyman with carpenter skills a plus, also Entry level positions available. Salary and benefits offered Apply in person, 15175 US Hwy 80 E. Brooklet GA Monday-Friday

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Residential Commercial Landscape/lawn-care Fall clean up Prune ornamental trees Pressure washing Pine-straw & Shrubs. Owner operated Charlotte Young 912-536-1809

Needed for all shifts at Browns Health and Rehab Center, Statesboro. Please apply in person.  If you have any questions please contact Dawn Sikes, DON or Cheyenne Mathis, ADON.  912-764-9631

Payroll/Admin

Full time payroll/admin position available at local CPA firm. Applicants must have experience in processing payroll and must be proficient in all Microsoft Office software.  Please send resumes to G:616 c/o Statesboro Herald PO Box 888 Statesboro, GA 30459


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Lake House

Remolded Lake House,1/ac deep water, Lake Sinclair, 3-bedrooms, 2-baths, boat house, retaining wall, sprinkler system. 3/year old pontoon boat. $315,000 912531-1908.

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3 Acre Lots

10 minutes from Statesboro, water/septic available. Owner financing $1000 down + closing. 912-7649955. www.southgeorgialand.com

Approx 7500 s/f single level office bldg. 11 large offices plus 2 large conference rooms. 4 restrooms, 2 w/3 stalls each. Alarm system 404-862-4002. Available 3/31.

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Duplex for rent. 3 bedroom, 1 bath $550/$650. 3 bedroom house in Metter $575/ month. Call 478-494-1121

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3bedroom/2bath, huge rooms, very clean and attractive. Like new kitchen appliances. $850/month 4bedroom/2bath, large rooms, large yard, walk to GSU. $900/month 912-6821230 912-764-2957.

Wise Choice Realty 2 bed/1 bath starting at $695 3 bed/2 bath starting at $850 912- 681-9473 Statesboro, GA www.wisechoicerentals.georgiamls.com

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Old Happy Lane Brooklet GA

31 acres in Bulloch County. $65,000. Owner financing, %10 down and 6% interest. Call 912-842-5114. For Rent

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Studio Furnished 2 BEDROOM HOUSE FOR located near RENT: Spacious kitchen (with Conveniently appliances), dining area and Statesboro Mall . Visit or call Mill bedrooms; off street parking, Run 912-489-8402 front porch, Living room and one bath. $500 deposit, $600 monthly. Contact: Scott at 912961-5107

Eagle Village

4 bedroom, 2 bath in Whispering Pines, $995/month, 3 bedroom homes for rent in Eagle Village. 912-5879850. or email: eaglevillagemhc@hotmail.com

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Utilities included $85.00 weekly. Call 912-587-5418.

Savannah Ave

3 bedroom, 1.5 bath house, CH&A. Residential or commercial. $775/month. Call 912-682-1992 or 912-6821219

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All Power, 300 6 Cylinder, 4 speed, 82,000 miles, new paint, new tires. $3700 obo. 912-682-4494 or 407-7820806. 2015 2.5S Nissan Altima,2000 miles,Gun Metallic(Gray) exterior,charcoal cloth interior, zero gravity seats,Bluetoot h,spoiler,Siriusxm, Special Edition Model,remote start,5 in.color audio display,backup camera,pwr driver seat, 27/38mpg,$21,500 912-5363176 2015 Nissan Altima 4dr,2000 miles,Gray, charcoal cloth,zero gravity seats,blue tooth,spoiler, SirusXM, Special Edition, remote start, backup camera, 27/38 mpg, $19,500 OBO, 912-5363176

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