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Hot & ready: Krispy Kreme donuts on their way In a few months, we can all head to the "Hot Now" sign in record numbers. That's right: Krispy Kreme has announced its decision to finally enter the Statesboro market. Construction will begin in the spring, and the company anticipates a fall opening just in time to welcome a new freshman class to the local universities. Krispy Kreme will be located at 190 Northside Drive E., next to Taco Bell, where the temporary TitleMax building currently sits. TitleMax will relocate to a new location yet to be determined. We Southerners know our comfort food, and anything fried is definitely on top of the list. Let the countdown begin to another great addition to Statesboro as we prepare to welcome Krispy Kreme.

Holiday Pizza makes triumphant return The popular Holiday Pizza is back and, to my taste, better than ever. After being closed for nearly three years, brothers Nick and Johnny Kalloniatis and with their mother Dia have rebooted the popular eatery. After operating successfully for 14 years in the same location, they were forced to close the restaurant during the economic downturn in

September of 2013. "September is a tough month for our family. In September of 2009, our dad, Kostas, died. Kostas was a strong presence in the restaurant and the family," said Nick Kalloniatis. "Olive Garden opened, along with several other national chains. They pulled enough business from us to make it very difficult to continue, and we made the hard decision to close." For the next few years the brothers looked for other opportunities, but nothing really filled the void created by the closing of Holiday Pizza. Earlier this year, a local investor reached out to them with interest in seeing them reopen. The original location was available and they felt the timing was right to give it another shot. "The community was great to us before, and we missed the people," said Johnny Kalloniatis. "What we discovered is that the customers had a chance to really miss us also!" said Nick Kalloniatis. Greek and Italian tradition is deeply rooted in the Kalloniatis' family tree and explored through their delicious entrees. In fact, many of the recipes have been passed down from Dia's father, who was the chef for King Paulos of Greece. The Kalloniatis family and their staff make everything in-house by hand, using only use the freshest ingredients. They even bake the bread in

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BITES, from page 3 house and hand-make the pizza dough. Many of your favorite dishes are back on the menu. Even though they have gutted the building and completely rebuilt the restaurant, they have worked hard to incorporate many of the aesthetics from the original restaurant. The counter service remains and the walls are covered with pictures of the family and the restaurant spanning decades. One difference is the menu, now an "a la carte," build-your-own menu. Holiday Pizza is known for great salads, grinders, gyros, pastas and, of course, pizzas, calzones and strombolis. "It is so wonderful to be back again. The love our customers have

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for our family and our food has been incredible," said Dia Kalloniatis. "They have missed us so much, and we have missed them! It is so wonderful to have a second chance." Holiday Pizza is located at 406 Fair Road, in the El Sombero shopping center. They are now open for lunch and dinner daily, from 11 a.m.– 10 p.m., Monday through Sunday. Check their Facebook page for daily specials before you head over. If the number of calls, emails and questions I have had in the community regarding the reopening is any indication of things to come, I expect a bright and prosperous future for the Kalloniatis family and Holiday Pizza. Please email DeWayne at dgrice@ statesboroherald.com or give him a call at (912) 489-9499.w


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the public. GSU Russell Union — 3rd Annual Beneath the Waves Ocean Film Festival, 6:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday

Statesboro Regional Public Library — Community movie afternoon: Orphan Train, 3:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Eagle Creek Brewing Company — Trivia, 7 p.m. GSU Foy Building — New Music at Southern: Pierrot Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Eagle Creek Brewing Co. — Open mic night with Daniel Navarro, 6– 9 p.m.

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

Mellow Mushroom — Trivia, 8 p.m.

Wild Wing Café — Beer pong, 9 p.m.

Locos — Trivia, 9 p.m.

Applebee’s — Live DJ, 9:30 p.m.–close

Gnat’s Landing — DJ and karaoke, 9 p.m. Wild Wing Café — Trivia, 9 p.m.

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Statesboro Regional Public Library — “Remembering Camp Lawton,” an archaeological presentation, 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. GSU Georgia Avenue — Holi Festival of Colors, 6 p.m. Free and open to

Three Tree Coffee Roasters — Live music night, 6–9 p.m. Dingus Magee’s — Friends with Benefits & Airbound Entertainment present Statesboro’s Major Rager Pre-Party with The Vegabonds, 9 p.m.

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Averitt Center for the Arts — TUSK: Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show, 7 p.m. Tickets: $31 for adults, $10 for youth

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Statesboro Regional Public Library — Poetry Slam, in honor of World Poetry Day, 4 p.m. Contestant sign-up is at circulation desk. Prizes will be given.

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to the public. Tickets are distributed in the lobby.

GSU Planetarium — Free planetarium presentation: “Wonders of the Universe,” running every half-hour from 6– 9:30 p.m. Free and open

Monday

Locos — Cornhole tournament, 7 p.m.

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Statesboro Regional Public Library — Creative writing workshop with Heath Harrington, 5:30 p.m. Gnat’s Landing — Trivia, 6:30 p.m. Locos — Jam Session open mic night, 9 p.m.

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Three Tree Coffee Roasters — Live music night, 6–9 p.m. GSU Foy Building — Faculty Strings recital, 7:30 p.m.

Locos — Trivia, 9 p.m.

Wild Wing Café — Trivia, 9 p.m.

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GSU Performing Arts Center — Inspiration of Broadway, Starring Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $26 for patrons, $10 for GSU students Locos — Jason White, 8 p.m.

Millhouse — Squawk Box, 8 p.m.

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GSU Foy Building, Carol A. Carter Recital Hall — Faculty series recital with Linda Cionitt and Friends, 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

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

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Statesboro Regional Public Library — Book/ movie discussion: Orphan Train, 3:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

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

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Applebee’s — Live DJ, 9:30 p.m.–close

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Statesboro Regional Public Library — Creative writing workshop with Heath Harrington, 5:30 p.m.

Gnat’s Landing — Trivia, 6:30 p.m. GSU Foy Building, Carol A. Carter Recital Hall — Guest artist Marine Corps All-Star Jazz Band concert, 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Q: Is a clinical evaluation the same as an alcohol/drug evaluation? Is an alcohol/drug evaluation the same as an alcohol/drug assessment? Are all clinical evaluators on a state registry? A: Evaluations and assessments are usually interchangeable terms; however, clinical evaluations are mandatory by DBHDD for all first and subsequent DUI offenders. Both alcohol and drug assessments and clinical evaluations require a face-to-face interview with a clinician. DUI offenders can only be evaluated and/or treated by clinicians on the DBHDD state registry. Now, if you’re still confused call Bulloch Recovery Resources at 912-489-8401 or visit www.duistatesboro.com.


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Spring nights and Starlights: April begins with a F1rst Friday tradition

Averitt Center ends mainstage season with Fleetwook Mac tribute The Averitt Center for the Arts' final mainstage performance is a triumphant throwback that will have you thinkin' about tomorrow: TUSK, a Fleetwood Mac tribute band. TUSK covers all the great hits of Fleetwood Mac, which has featured the talents of Mick Fleetwood, Christine and John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks and others over the years. The Fleetwood Mac story is an episodic saga that spans more than 30 years, of a British blues band formed

Bulloch County Library to attend a special gala event from 6–8 p.m. This event includes a variety of displayable wall artwork, an art wall comprised of local talents, a jazz band, period clothing on display, and — of course — hors d’oeuvres. Patrons will also be on site offering a variety of activities echoing the theme of how the past affects the present. This jam-packed night filled with music, a library event, shopping, local restaurants and family entertainment will make this year’s April F1RST Friday one to remember. For more information, contact Main Street Statesboro at (912) 764-7227 or visit mainstreet@statesborodowntown.com.

in 1967 that became a California-based pop group in the mid-70s. In between came a period where Fleetwood Mac shuffled personnel and experimented with styles, all the while releasing solid albums with chart-topping hits such as "Landslide," "Rhiannon," "Go Your Own Way," "Don’t Stop," "Dreams," "Say You Love Me," "Hold Me" and many others. The five seasoned and wellrespected musicians comprising TUSK have been making music together in various combinations and styles, in original outfits and in cover bands, for over 25 years. Fronted by solo artists Kathy Phillips (vocals) and Scott McDonald (guitar, vocals), and supported by veteran musicians

Kim Williams (keys, vocals), Randy Artiglere (bass) and Tom Nelson (drums), TUSK takes its audience members on a sweet ride down memory lane. Authentic-sounding and always respectful, TUSK leaves no stone unturned in replicating the sounds of one of the world’s best-loved, topselling bands. The event is sponsored by East Georgia Oral & Facial Surgery, Dabbs, Hickman, Hill & Cannon, LLP and Wells Fargo Advisors.Tickets are $31 for adults ($28 for members) and $10 for youth, and can be purchased through the box office during regular business hours.

Georgia Southern Planetarium invites public to experience 'Wonders of the Universe' Peer deep into space through the eyes of the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope and travel back billions of years in time to witness the birth of the universe. On this breathtaking excursion you'll witness the formation of galaxies and explore some of the most wondrous nebulae and astronomical structures yet discovered. As your travels continue, you'll fly deep into our own Milky Way galaxy and return home to Earth on a spectacular tour through the solar system.w — From BYU Idaho Planetarium

Happy Mondays: Happy Hour all day! Half-off all alcohol and select appetizers Trivia Tuesdays: Trivia at 7 p.m. with cash prizes; $10 buckets of beer, $7.99 shrimp and grits Wicked Wednesdays: Karaoke and live DJ at 9 p.m.; $13 buckets (imports), $8 buckets (domestics), $3 doubles all day Thirsty Thursdays: $10 buckets of beer, $3 doubles, $3 bombs, $3 Newcastle all day Fridays & Saturdays: Live music; $10 buckets of beer Sunday Funday: Happy Hour all day! Karaoke and live DJ at 8 p.m.; 45¢ wings Everyday Lunch Specials: $7 lunches with a drink, 7 days a week!

Monday Pint Night: $2 pints (all draft beers), trivia at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday: $5 house liquor pitchers, $2 Fireballs Wine & Whisky Wednesday: $10 off any bottle of wine, $3 Jim Beam Thirsty Thursday: $5 house liquor pitchers Domestic Friday: $10 domestic buckets Import Saturday: $15 import buckets Sunday Funday: 2 for 1 bombs (Vegas, Jager, Car, O), Golden Tee Challenge Wednesday: Trivia, 9 p.m. Thursday: Beer pong, 9 p.m. Friday: Live music, 10 p.m. Saturday: Live music, 10 p.m. All day, every day: $2 wells, $3 Fireballs, $2 Natty Light Tall Boys and $2 PBR pint drafts

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On April 1, you're invited to enjoy an evening featuring the First Baptist’s own big band orchestra and other musical performances. Starlights and Fine Arts is a F1RST Friday event supporting family entertainment and strengthening community ties. See what the Statesboro community has to offer and experience an assortment of vendors selling tasty goods and homemade artistries, local musical talents and

games and activities for friends and family to enjoy. The Starlights are composed of 30 talented local musicians from Statesboro and the surrounding counties. The orchestra will be playing popular beloved classics, such as "Rockin’ Robin" and "Georgia on my Mind." Stacey Brown, the orchestra director, says, “We are excited to be returning for the eighth straight year. We plan to play a wide variety of selections, so there will be something for everyone.” In conjunction with Downtown Statesboro’s F1RST Friday event, the public is invited to the Statesboro


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You know you've got that awardwinning film in you, but you just need a little more time. Well, a little more than two weeks is all you have left to create your work for the 2016 Statesboro Film Festival. The final deadline for submitting a film is 5 p.m. on Friday, April 8. That gives you 16 days to put together or finish production of a film that could earn you recognition as the Best Film winner. And the Best Film at the 2016 Festival will earn the filmmakers a cash prize of $1,000, as well. The Statesboro Herald and the Averitt Center for the Arts are teaming up again for the eighth annual festival to find and honor the best locally made films. It is scheduled for 7 p.m., Friday, April 15, at the Averitt Center in downtown Statesboro. Voting for your favorite film will begin after the deadline. All approved films will be available at statesborofilmfestival.com to view and vote on. People can vote up to 10 times per day from a single URL address. Voting will begin April 11 and be open through midnight on April 14. Vote totals will not be shown, so the winner can be revealed on the evening of the film festival. Like the past seven years, the festival offers everyone a chance to do what Hollywood does: Make your own film. Event coordinator Matt Bankhead, video producer for statesboroherald. com and the lead producer for the Studio Statesboro vodcast and the Statesboro Herald Report, encourages aspiring filmmakers to go

ahead and finish that film. "We received several of our best films the last few days before deadline in the past years," he said. Some of the basic submission rules for the festival include: all films can be no longer than 12 minutes; there is a $15 submission charge prior to April 1, $18 after April 1; and, again, the deadline to submit a film is 5 p.m. on Friday, April 8. All rules and information about the festival can be viewed at www. statesborofilmfestival.com, the festival's official website. The winning film and other submitted films will be shown at the 2016 Statesboro Film Festival on April 15. Light refreshments will be served prior to the festival. Millhouse Steakhouse will cater the intermission. Tickets for the festival are $5 and can be purchased at the Averitt Center box office, the Statesboro Herald office or by calling (912) 2122787. The 2016 Statesboro Film Festival is sponsored by the Statesboro Herald, the Averitt Center for the Arts, Millhouse Steakhouse, Gailey Trophy and Connect Statesboro.w


Baseball and golf back in full swing took home a 10th-place finish (-13) at its home tournament. Auburn’s Michael Johnson (-13) won the individual title after Vanderbilt’s Will Gordon shot a final-round 63, tying the tournament record to force a playoff. Johnson won Brown on the second playoff hole. Eagle golf heads to Lake Worth, Florida, to play in the FAU Slomin Autism Invite this weekend and will have one more tournament, the Coca-Cola Wofford Invitational, before the Sun Belt Conference Championship the weekend of April 23-24. Georgia Southern women’s golf

the season and 2-1 in conference play. The Eagles travel to Athens to face the University of Georgia Wednesday before resuming conference action this weekend as UT Arlington comes to town. Eagle baseball had won 10 of its last 11 games before Troy came to J.I. Clements Stadium over the weekend. The Trojans won a pitchers’ duel Friday night by a score of 2-1. Georgia Southern evened the series on Saturday with a 7-0 win, but dropped the finale on Sunday 8-4. The Eagles led 3-0 in the rubber game before committing five errors during the fifth and sixth innings when the Trojans scored all eight of their runs. Georgia Southern is now 4-2 in conference play and 13-7 overall. Troy improves to 3-3 in league play and 12-9 overall. Next up, the Eagles travel to Arkansas State for three games this weekend. Finally, spring football practice starts this week and will conclude with the annual Blue-White Game on April 16. It’s a great time to get out and enjoy the warm weather and the spring sports season at Georgia Southern.w

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'Tom Clancy's The Division'

Restore order to chaos in 'The Division' Developed and published by Ubisoft, Tom Clancy’s The Division is a third-person shooter set in New York City after a smallpox pandemic has left it in a frightening and chaotic mess. Players assume the role of a Strategic Tim Homeland Division agent who must help rebuild the Division operations in Manhattan to bring some order back to the mid-crisis city. The city of Manhattan is open-world with destructive environments which players are free to roam as they please. Gameplay is very similar to last year’s hottest MMO shooter, Destiny, as the gamer will carry three weapons and explosives to take out the enemy. Players also have access to a cover mechanic which allows them to hide behind objects and plan out tactical ways of encountering the enemy.

The player earns currency and experience as they progress through the game which is used for new weapons and gear. Aside from the main storyline of restoring order to Manhattan, players can also go to a part of the city called the Webb Dark Zone which allows for a competitive player-versus-player mode. As stated on the GamesRadar site, in the Dark Zone “players can be accompanied by several co-operative partners and other neutral, player-controlled agents. These people, however, can turn against the player at any moment, going rogue. Players' level and ranking may drop if they die too often in the zone.” The game is ridiculously fun and challenging. Players who enjoyed Destiny will also enjoy the grind found in leveling their characters and finding new gear in The Division. Having a vast

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assortment of weapons and also abilities gives the game a good mix of options to keep players invested with their character. Best played in co-op with other gamers, The Division can also be played solo, but trust me: It’s extremely difficult at times. The game gets a great deal right with its MMORPG elements; however, there are some instances where it may fall short. Being that it is an RPG type of game, damage relies on stats of the character and stats of the weapons being used. Since the game is so statdependent, players will come across bullet-sponge enemies. If you are used to playing shooters where one wellplaced bullet will drop the enemy, you may be disappointed to find bosses and other enemies that soak up an entire

clip in The Division without dying. The cover system at times will cause some awkward camera angles, but a few hours into the game and players will learn how to avoid those situations. All in all, I think The Division does a great job of using RPG and MMO elements to create the perfect balance to a highly addictive video game that sees its players grinding through missions in order to level and find new gear. Combining that with the thrill of co-op and multiplayer Dark Zone play has created a new type of shooter that is both challenging and entertaining. Although bullet-sponge enemies take away from the realism, the gameplay makes up for it by introducing a new game that will have a long-term appeal.w

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Basketball season is over at Georgia Southern and spring sports are in full swing. So let’s catch up with them, shall we? Let’s start on the golf course, where Georgia Southern golf hosted the 37th annual Schenkel Invitational over the weekend of March 19. A field of Alex 14 teams — and eight of the top 50 programs in the country — played the three-round tournament at Forest Heights Country Club in Statesboro. Vanderbilt won the team title with a score of 41-under par. Wake Forest finished second at 31-under, while North Carolina State and Kentucky tied for third at 25-under. Georgia Southern

finished 27th in the 41-team field at the Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Spring Classic over the last weekend in February. The first-year Georgia Southern program then played in the 3M Augusta Invitational March 11–12, and finished last in the very strong 16-team field in one of the top events in Division I women’s golf. Eagle women’s golf will return to action this weekend at the Bearcat Spring Classic hosted by the University of Cincinnati in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida. The Sun Belt Conference Women’s Golf Championship will be held April 15–17. On the diamond, Georgia Southern softball just completed a nine-game swing through the state of Texas that began March 12-13, as the Eagles took two of three from conference foe Texas State. Southern dropped both games of a doubleheader at Texas A&M on Tuesday and then faced Boise State and Texas Tech in the Jeannine McHaney Memorial Classic in Lubbock over the weekend. The Eagles split two games with Boise State and lost two to host Texas Tech. Georgia Southern is now 15-13 on


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Ernie Haase closes PAC season with 'inspirational' set 'The Inspiration of Broadway' takes the stage April 1 Ernie Haase has been a fulltime professional singer in a gospel quartet for 29 years. He performed for years with The Cathedral Quartet and, upon their disbanding and retirement, formed his own quartet, Signature Sound, in 2002. Haase acts as tenor and emcee, accompanied by Dustin Doyle (baritone), Paul Harkey (bass) and Devon McGlamery (baritone lead). Joined by Broadway veteran J. Mark McVey of Les Miserables fame, the gentlemen of Signature Sound became a quintet and set to work transforming classic musical theater for the first time into five-part harmonies. The resulting show, The Inspiration of Broadway, will appear Friday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m., at Georgia Southern University’s Performing Arts Center. Signature Sound knew of J. Mark McVey because of his acclaimed performances as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables: McVey has performed the show thousands of times — more than anyone else in the world — and has won multiple awards for his portrayal. Still, Haase wasn’t sure with whom he was speaking when, after a lively Sunday night concert in a gospel church just across the Hudson from Manhattan, an apologetic father approached him. Enthused by Signature Sound’s rendition of “Get Away Jordan” as well as the crowd’s raucous clapping, the man’s two small daughters had, by Haase’s gesture of invitation, danced their way onto the stage during the show. As Haase assured the man that his daughters had been invited onstage, it came to light that he was one of Haase’s favorite Broadway stars. “The show was born out of a dream and a relationship,” said Haase, who in addition to his strong Southern gospel roots, performed in every musical his high school put on. “I’ve been singing ‘Climb Every Mountain’ and ‘You’ll Never Walk

Alone’ for years, but I have always wanted to do a bona fide performance of Broadway tunes. When we met J. Mark McVey, the nexus happened.” That fateful night, all five vocalists took a church van to Carmine’s in Times Square, and “shut the place down,” Haase said, “talking, laughing and dreaming until two in the morning.” A few months later, as McVey was coming off tour, the show came to life. Since then, in addition to touring, The Inspiration of Broadway has released a CD and DVD (and Haase says to keep an eye out in the future for Volume 2). The Inspiration of Broadway is not your standard showtunes review. Featured songs were originally written primarily for soloists, with “maybe a chorus,” Haase said, “but this the first time these songs have

been done in five-part harmony, creating a really rich, lush sound.” Although the songs do feel different in five-party harmony, The Inspiration of Broadway doesn’t “lose the character and intent of the writing,” said Haase. Rather, the harmony “takes it to another level.” The five-part vocals are further complemented by a live bass guitarist and pianist, as well as supplemental soundtracks, which help to create that “full orchestral sound.” Haase, McVey and Signature Sound worked hard to produce a “360degree experience” in The Inspiration of Broadway, which in addition to sound also features visual effects on screens. “Each song has its own visual context” of both static and motion pictures, Haase explained. Even with multiple sensory components, The Inspiration of Broadway does not overwhelm audiences. “One

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The musical masterminds behind "Inspiration of Broadway" will bring their dulcet tones to the Performing Arts Center stage to serenade Statesboro on April 1.

THE INSPIRATION OF BROADWAY WHEN? April 1 @ 7:30 p.m. (and no, we're not joking) WHERE? Georgia Southern Performing Arts Center, 847 Plant Drive HOW MUCH? $26 for community patrons, $10 for GSU students

thing we hear time and time again is that people really are blown away by how we take a big room and make it feel like a small one. They feel wrapped up in the narrative and the songs,” said Haase. Considering how many Broadway musicals there are to cull music from, those narratives and songs were carefully chosen. From “Sit Down, You’re Rocking the Boat” to “Get Happy,” “Sunrise, Sunset” and “Seasons of Love,” each selection “speaks to a different aspect of the human experience,” said Haase, adding, “Not only the triumph but also the tragedy.” “Old Man River,” for instance, touches on racial prejudice, and South Pacific’s “You Have to be Carefully Taught” remains relevant in this particular cultural climate, as it reminds us that we “aren’t born with these prejudices,” Haase said. “One of the greatest gifts America has given to the world are these songs from the American musical theater,” said Haase, who is excited about the group’s upcoming performance at his own high school. Haase, McVey and Signature Sound want to “reintroduce [these songs] to a whole new generation, in a way that they have never been heard before.” “Not many shows can keep kids engaged that do not irritate older generations,” said Haase. “This is a show that appeals not only to the older generations that remember these musicals, but to the kids, too.” So bring the whole family to see The Inspiration of Broadway, suggested Haase. “Make a memory, and an investment in the arts.”w


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Taking a chance on the catwalk

The road to the runway

Teresa and her family moved to Statesboro from northern Virginia when she was 10 years old, and she always, she said, had an interest in modeling on some level. Pictures from her childhood show a little girl perpetually posing for the camera. But she did not really start modeling until late high school, when she began reaching out to Statesboro’s salons and boutiques. She turned on the catwalk of a GSU fashion club called D.I.M.E.S., which stood for Designs Inspired Magnificently Exhibited in Style. Slowly, she began to branch out on her own while continuing with her journalism studies. “I was kind of following what my parents wanted from me and not really making any decisions on my own,” Teresa said. “I wasn’t really listening to what I wanted.” And what she wanted, she decided in December, was to pursue modeling fulltime. Earlier in 2015, she had signed with a talent agency out of North Carolina called Three Blackbird Management, which she had encountered while she was modeling at Charleston Fashion Week in March. Shortly after she signed, the

agency told her they would be going to New York Fashion Week, and Teresa decided the time was ripe “to really work hard, show who I am and just go after this.” “I told myself, ‘Okay, Teresa. If you’re going to do this, you’re going to do it 120 percent,’” she said. First, however, she had to break the news to her parents. “Of course they weren't happy — you know, they're my parents,” she said. “Modeling is very short-lived, and a lot of people think that it's not a very good career.” But now that she has gained a little momentum, “They're really excited about it. They're really happy about it. It's kind of funny because before they were so against it. They knew I liked modeling, but they never thought something like this would happen.” "I have to admit, I'm very proud,” Bonita Johnson, Teresa’s mother, said. “And of course I share (her pictures); I'm very proud. It seems like just yesterday she was this little kid with long pigtails, and now here she is.” She added, “My priority has always been her education, but she wants to try. Her father and I are very supportive, so we're just standing behind her and letting her see what she can do with it, and take it from there."

More than ‘just standing there’

Teresa is the first to say that while her success has been quick, she has not quite “made it” as a model. But she’ll have plenty of opportunities to do so in the future. She’ll be rejoining young designer Anna K in September, flying all the way to Italy for Milan Fashion Week. As a mother, Bonita is naturally a little nervous for her daughter to travel so far. "But, you know, she's 22,” she said. “I don't want her to look back later and think, 'If only I could have,' or 'I should have.' She's young, and we've got to let

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Dissatisfied with her multimedia journalism major, Teresa Johnson decided to withdraw from Georgia Southern a week before spring semester started in January. The junior set out to pursue what many would consider an unlikely dream: launching a professional modeling career. A few weeks later, she was showing off Anna K’s “Guest from the Future” line on a runway in New York during the famed Fashion Week. Also, she appeared in a show presentation by designer Danny Nguyen. Photos of Teresa modeling at the event have appeared online through Vogue, Women’s Wear Daily, PopSugar and Zooey. “It really went from small to ‘Bam!’” Teresa said, laughing.

her grow. I try to protect her as much as I can, but it's time to let her blossom and fly.” While the travel is glamorous, and while walking down a runway may not look like much work, Teresa said casting—the process by which a model auditions for a show—is so grueling that “it should be a sport.” Like a freelancer or an actress, a model is constantly pitching herself, she said. “Some models will have shows and, as soon as they're done, they have to run to a casting, and have another casting after that,” Teresa said. “I feel like people don't really see the hard work that goes behind it.” Additionally, she said, there’s an element of business sense and street-smarts a model needs to succeed. “You can't just think that because you look a certain way — tall or skinny or pretty, whatever — then it's just going to (happen),” she said. “You have to know SPECIAL TO CONNECT where you're going. You Teresa Johnson of Statesboro models Anna K's have to make a schedule for "Guest from the Future" line on a runway at New yourself, have to get to know York Fashion Week and build relationships with these people because that's how you get hired.” But that unpredictability runway show, she is the only Africanis one of the elements Teresa loves American girl in the lineup. She herself most about the business. As for the has been turned away from a modeling fashion, Teresa is just as interested in gig — even after being booked for the designers’ work and stories behind the show — after the casting director their clothing as she is in the clothing decided her curly, voluminous hair itself. She enjoys asking designers stood out too much from the other about the “mood” or “tone” they are models. trying to achieve with a piece, which “When designers are looking for in turn helps her model it the way the models, they'll have, say, a certain designer envisioned. number of black models,” she said. “It's not enough. There needs to be more. There's more to the world than just a certain look. Everyone needs to be Teresa knows that a model’s career represented, and outside of color, there on the runway is short-lived, but that are shapes and heights and sizes — doesn’t mean she intends to jump ship everything.” from fashion. She has never wanted to In the meantime, she is working become a designer, but she has thought hard to make a name for herself, about applying her multimedia jourfocusing on staying true to herself nalism skills to fashion photography or rather than what the industry’s stanbehind-the-scenes films and documendards of beauty might want her to be, taries. One day, she said, she would and sharing her story with others who love to own her own agency that could also might want to pursue a career in “promote positivity with bodies and fashion. self-esteem.” “Hopefully (my story) will inspire “I really want to help change where someone to go after their dreams like the industry is going as far as diversity,” I have, by working hard and having she said, adding that when you look unwavering faith and determination,” through the photos of the Anna K she said.w


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10 truisms for adulting, among other things 19, and even at 28. Sometimes I was truly ignorant, and sometimes I was not yet ready to receive a message that later seemed pretty obvious. So I’m sure that in another 10 years, I’ll see the person I am today as a mere babe in the woods. It’s likely I’ve got my hand on the knob of a door or two that a wiser me would advise against opening. But I also believe the following truisms will remain relevant, regardless of particular circumstances, and that I will add to them as I age. Now that I’ve graduated into a new census bureau age group (35-44), I thought it was worthwhile to put them down in writing. Which is a truism, itself: Make clear your most fundamental beliefs. Here are 9 more, to round it out: 1. Go outside, even in lessthan-stellar weather. If you are experiencing hurricanes, tornadoes or tsunamis, please ignore me; it can definitely wait for tomorrow. 2. If you are able-bodied, get exercise, whatever that looks like for you. The body wants to be moved and engaged. It can seem hard at first, but as with most things, it gets easier with practice, and oftentimes becomes ritual. It is also good for your brain, and I try never to underestimate what is good for the brain. 3. For the love of God, don’t rely on your screens. Even if only to preserve depth perception, look up and out every once in a while. Don’t be that

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kid who nearly gets clocked in the face with a baseball bat because they are on their phone, which is not only embarrassing, but also obnoxious. 4. Tell the truth. If you find this challenging, it means you are acting in ways that make truth telling difficult, and that in and of itself is something to think hard about. 5. If you are wrong, or hurt someone’s feelings, apologize. Apologizing doesn’t necessarily mean that you are wrong, or admitting fault. Pride certainly has a time and place; try asking yourself: Is this it? 6. D-I-Y. It’s easy to let people do things for us when they seem more capable, educated, experienced or brave, but doing things for yourself will make you more capable, educated, experienced and brave. 7. Provide your brain with input. Whether it’s where Djibouti lies on a map or how to solve for x, it is important to keep learning. There are a lot of reasons for this, but I think the most important is to keep from boring yourself.

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8. Perform a daily body scan. Every morning, assess yourself for discomfort, illness or pain. Being grateful for good health is just as important as addressing aches and pains, but if you do feel pain or discomfort, go easy. Throughout life, your body will make requests, and they generally become more demanding as you age. The earlier you begin paying attention to your body’s particular chatter, the easier a time you will have accepting the aging process — which, spry as you might be, is inevitable for you, too. Yes, you. 9. Lastly, and to me, most importantly: Be kind. I can’t possibly say this better than Kurt Vonnegut did in God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, so I won’t try: “Hello babies. Welcome to Earth. It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It’s round and wet and crowded. On the outside, babies, you’ve got a hundred years here. There’s only one rule that I know of, babies — God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.”w

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At 28, in an attempt to quit smoking, I saw a hypnotherapist whose office was directly above the Tiffany store in Philadelphia. He asked me what my current self would say to the Katherine that began smoking at age 19: “What do you wish you had known?” Contrary to popular belief, I was alert and aware while “under,” and remembered the session later. While I do think hypnotherapy can be effective, I didn’t quit smoking after that session. In fact, I spent that afternoon in bed, crying — maybe dramatically, but maybe also justifiably — about how little I had understood on the day I smoked that first cigarette. It was like watching myself run upstairs and into a corner to get away from the maniac in a horror film. Not surprisingly, no matter how precocious I was, how jaded I felt, or how wise I’d been told I was For My Age, there were so many things that my 19-year-old self didn’t yet understand. My birthday just passed, and I’m 35 now. In just the seven years since that hypnotherapy session above Tiffany’s, I’ve had direct experience with death, suicide, multiple relocations, heartbreak, divorce, financial crises, friendship breakups, addiction and personal, professional and creative rejection — among other things. There are definitely a few things I know now that I wish I’d known at


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'The Witch' delivers subtle, quiet frights And then screws with your head for weeks after you see it Set in colonial America in the 1630s, The Witch follows one family so incredibly pious that they are cast out from their colony. William, Katherine and their five children — Tomasin, Caleb, Jonas, Mercy and Samuel, by age — then settle in a remote cabin on the edge of a dense forest, and are left to their own devices. Life there is exceedingly bleak and isolated. With dialogue culled from diaries written by Christians in decades preceding the Salem Witch Trials, the film’s religious overtones are predictably oppressive. The children endure constant interrogation about scripture, and one family member after another muses aloud about the possibility of salvation despite having committed what they consider to be daily sin. For Tomasin, the eldest child, this looks like “playing on the Sabbath,” and her father, William, later admits to being “infected with filthy pride.” The family structure begins to disintegrate one day when Tomasin is playing a game of peekaboo with her infant brother, Samuel, and the baby goes missing. Not long after, following a series of bizarre events — we, as an audience, understand to be orchestrated by a witch who lives deep within the woods — which leave yet another of her siblings dead, Tomasin’s family begins to suspect her of witchcraft. She is accused first by her wily, younger twin siblings Mercy and Jonas, to whom she made a false confession in order to make them behave, claiming that her “spirit dances with the devil.” Her mother, who never much liked her to begin with, believes them. Tomasin refutes the accusations but has no way of proving her innocence, and sympathetic as her father might be, he, too, becomes fearful of her, and casts her out. From here on out, we watch the slow demise of the family and its strident faith. Most of the film is slow and spare, so far as horror films go: Until the last ten minutes or so, viewers are more unsettled than they are afraid, and very

little blood is involved. The soundtrack is similarly stripped bare, with prevailing silence punctuated by brief, slowly intensifying, cacophonous string compositions that reach frenzied crescendos and then cease entirely, plummeting us back into the eerie quiet. I spent most of the movie in prolonged suspense, expecting horrible things to happen, when most times, nothing did. While it could be considered too withholding by those who prefer gore and frenetic cinematography, those who seek a subtler, quieter fright will appreciate how discerning The Witch is, and how sparing in its reveals. We are shown just enough of evil to give us nightmares later, and then we’re shoveled along into the next scene, which more often than not resembles a Vermeer painting. Even in The Witch’s slowest moments, with the most arduous ecclesiastical dialogue, the visual composition is undeniably gorgeous. As weird or slow or moralizing or confusing as it might be, The Witch is also highly intentional. When the credits rolled, my jaw hung open, incredulous, and I’ve since spent days thinking about it. Wondering how in the world it made it to the Carmike Cinemas in Statesboro and what the hell just happened. I can’t even say that I liked the film, but I do know that The Witch has stayed with me in ways that most horror flicks have not, and that’s got to count for something.w

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Eugenia Last ARIES (March 21– April 19) — Avoid emotional meltdowns. Back away from bullies or insensitive people. Focus on facts and what it will take to get what you want or get you where you want to be. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Make your move and don't stop until you reach your destination. Let a past mistake help you make the right choice now. Romance will lead to certainty and greater security. GEMINI (May 21– June 20) — A strategic plan of attack will ensure your victory. Don't share personal information, or interference will result. Negotiate shrewdly and invest conservatively. CANCER (June 21– July 22) — Do whatever it takes to bring about reforms that will improve your life and community. Showing dedication will impress someone who can help you advance. LEO (July 23–Aug. 22) — Focus on your work and complete whatever job you are given. Complaints will be made if you don't honor a promise. Your ability to think fast and lead well will not go unnoticed. VIRGO (Aug. 23– Sept. 22) — You will gain knowledge if you share information and participate in educational functions. Networking, socializing or concentrating on a love interest will enhance your life.

LIBRA (Sept. 23– Oct. 23) — Consider making an investment or channeling money into your living space or a service you want to develop. Avoid unpredictable people making empty promises. SCORPIO (Oct. 24– Nov. 22) — If you offer something unique, you will get something priceless in return. Create a situation that will bring about change and lead to more fun and personal happiness. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23– Dec. 21) — By making wise choices, you can gain the freedom to enjoy life and be surrounded by people who share your interests. Helping a worthy cause will lead to greater opportunities. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22– Jan. 19) — A lifestyle that fits your personal goals will help you flourish. A different approach to your work will result in stability and reduced stress. Love is in the stars. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20– Feb. 19) — Re-examine your goals and prioritize them to fit current possibilities. Trying to do everything at once will result in little getting done. A direct approach will lead to success. PISCES (Feb. 20– March 20) — Don't let emotional manipulation drag you down. A conservative, honest approach will help you avoid interference and assist you in building a solid plan for the future.w

Holli Deal Saxon A SLAMMER TO THE SLAMMER — A Hill Street man was arrested on battery charges after he slammed a chair into his son’s face. He claimed the son swung first, but it was the dad who went to jail. SOMEBODY GOT MAD — A Swallowtail Drive woman told police another female threatened to throw a lit gas container at her home; that she would never see her kids again and would not return home from work. JEALOUS (HE AIN'T WITH IT) — A North Jackson Road woman said her children’s father

came to her home, beating in her door and demanding to see her new boyfriend. Reports didn’t specify whether the two men ever met. WHO DO VOODOO? — A J.U. Williams Lane man reported finding a burned stick under his home, telling deputies he feared someone was trying to burn his home down. STICKS AND STONES — Deputies were called to a Hickory Knob Road location, where a teenage boy who had been riding an ATV said others also riding ATVs threatened him and called him and his family “trash.”w


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