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Witness 'The Miracle Worker' at Averitt Center The Averitt Center for the Arts' latest play, The Miracle Worker, will tell the story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan over the weekend of June 3–5 in the Emma Kelly Theater. Drawn from true events, the play follows Helen's life after, at 19 months of age, she contracted an unknown illness that rendered her blind and deaf. Cut off from most human forms of communication, Helen turns into an unruly and “feral child.” Not knowing what else to do, Helen’s parents hire Anne Sullivan, a graduate of the Perkins School for the Blind, to help their daughter leave her world of darkness. However, Anne has her work cut out for her in teaching the blind, deaf child how to communicate — and if she is unsuccessful, the Kellers intend to put Helen in an insane asylum. Directed by Susan Jackson, a retired educator and part-time administrative assistant at the Averitt Center for the Arts, the play has been described as a serious, dark drama. Jackson says she hopes the show packs an emotional punch. Specifically, she said, “I hope the audience will be bawling their eyes out.” Her ultimate goal is to entertain, but

Jackson said she also wants this story to become personal to the audience. The staging portrays Helen’s dark world through the lighting, music and actors, evolving to show how language changes her whole life. Brandi Harvey, who is carrying the part of Anne Sullivan, said The Miracle Worker is exciting and unique because it is based on a true story. The audience will get to see the dynamics — and the strength — of a family in crisis. “It opens a door for the audience to be inspired,” Harvey said. Playing Helen Keller is Abbey McMillan, a well-known face among the Averitt Center's younger cast of players. McMillan is best known for her performance as the plucky titular orphan girl in Annie, but her character in The Miracle Worker ­— a much more intense drama than the classic musical — will pose her most challenging role to date. Tickets for Friends of the Arts are $13 for adults, $10 for youth, and $15 box. For non-members, tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for youth, and $17 box. For more information about The Miracle Worker, visit or call the box office at (912) 212-2787.w

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Annie Sullivan, portrayed by Brandi Harvey, left, tries to teach the young Helen Keller (understudy Aubrey Robert) to communicate in a scene from the Averitt STARS production of "The Miracle Worker" during a matinee performance for local students in mid-May.

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Applebee’s — Live DJ, 9:30 p.m.–close




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

Statesboro Regional Public Library — Tips for Thrift Shoppers, 3 p.m.

Locos — Trivia, 7:30 p.m.

Courthouse Lawn, Downtown Statesboro — F1rst Friday Celebration: Staycation, 5:30–8 p.m.

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


Averitt Center for the Arts — The Miracle Worker, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 adults / $10 youth


Statesboro Regional Public Library — Free Read Book Club, 6:30 p.m. Eagle Creek Brewing Company — Thinking and Drinking Trivia, 7 p.m. 40 East Grill — Scotty Cram, 8 p.m. El Sombrero (Fair Rd.) — Trivia, 7:30–9:30 p.m. Locos — Live music, 9 p.m. Wild Wing Café — Beer pong, 9 p.m.

GSU Erk Russell Sports Complex — Tormenta FC v. Peachtree City MOBA, 7–9 p.m.

Three Tree Coffee Roasters — Live music night, 6–9 p.m. Locos — Live music, 9 p.m. South City Tavern — Summer Sessions, Night 1: Stop Light Observations, The High Divers, Universal Sigh, 8 p.m.



Downtown Statesboro (Sea Island Bank Parking Lot) — Mainstreet Farmers Market, 9 a.m. Averitt Center for the Arts — The Miracle Worker, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 adults / $10 youth Locos — Live music, 9 p.m.



Locos — Cornhole tournament, 7 p.m. El Jalapeño — Live DJ and karaoke, 8–11 p.m.



Statesboro Regional Public Library — Trivia, 6 p.m.

Gnat’s Landing — Jacob and the Good People, 10 p.m.



Averitt Center for the Arts — The Miracle Worker, 2 p.m. Tickets: $15 adults / $10 youth

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Statesboro Regional Public Library — GSU Russell Union — UPB-Movie: London Has Fallen, 7 p.m. Free and open to the public.

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Gnat’s Landing — Amy Taylor, 9 p.m.

The Belle House — 7th annual Zach S. Henderson Library Annual Farm to Table Dinner, 6:30– 9:30 p.m. Tickets: $75


Wild Wing Café — Beer pong, 9 p.m.

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

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Dingus Magee’s — Trivia, 9 p.m.



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

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Statesboro Regional Public Library — Adult Coloring Class, 6 p.m.; How to Do It: Ancestry. com, 6 p.m.

Dingus Magee’s — Trivia, 9 p.m.

Gnat’s Landing — Trivia, 6:30 p.m.


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South City Tavern — Summer Sessions, Night 2: The Vegabonds, The Band Piano., Little Bird, 8 p.m.

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

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




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Zero, love for 'Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash' presenting players with an action-paced, arcade-y tennis game. Players will welcome the subtle difference in each type of shot performed, as well as the difference in each character that can be chosen. Also, the Webb game is very pretty and colorful, which fits well with the Mario theme. The game includes four modes: Mega Battle, which allows players to power-up with a mushroom that

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gives the player more power and range; Knockback Challenge, which lets players play through a wave of different AI characters; an Online Mode that lets players match up with random opponents; and Classic Tennis, which allows players to change the rules such as jump shots, power-ups and chance shots. Although the game is fairly fun, Ultra Smash falls short thanks to a number of negatives. With no tournament or campaign mode, players have nothing outside of multiplayer to continue playing the game. Also, the AI either too easy or too hard: There is no in-between. I also found it hard to find an online opponent at times. Since the online play requires you to play a random person, players cannot even "party-up" with a friend online. Even with the game’s downfalls, Nintendo still has a pretty fun game that is family friendly. The game shines as a tennis game but fails at providing longevity. It's definitely best played online or with local multiplayer friends. If players can overlook the missing characters and game modes, they are in for fun, fast-paced action.w

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DSDA celebrates 'Staycation' June 3 downtown Why deal with the pain of traveling this summer when the fun is waiting for you right here in Statesboro? On Friday, June 3, Downtown Statesboro Development Authority will host their First Friday “Staycation” from 5:30–8 pm on the courthouse lawn. Staycation is a one-stop showcase of summer fun in Statesboro,

including vendors from favorite local businesses, Core Credit Union’s photo booth, a dunk tank provided by Southern Downs and live entertainment by Stella Noir, a local threepiece rock band. Vendors will include A&J Funnel Cakes, Metter Meats, the Averitt Center for the Arts, Bulloch County Recreation Department, Splash in the Boro, The Georgia Southern Golf Course, Custom Marine, Ellis Travel Trailers, The Jumping Place, Bulloch Marine and more. After Staycation, go out and

support the Tormenta FC as they take on Peachtree City MOBA at 7:30 pm in the Erk Russell Stadium. You could also enjoy the opening night of “The Miracle Worker,” which tells the story of Helen Keller, in the Emma Kelly Theater. The Friday and Saturday night showings start at 7:30 pm, and the Sunday matinee performance starts at 2 p.m. For more information, contact the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority at (912) 764-7227 or at mainstreet@statesborodowntown. com.w

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!

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Developed by Camelot Software Planning and published by Nintendo, Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash is a video game for the Wii U. Players are able to choose from 16 characters to play single or double matches of Tim tennis with familiar characters from the Mario Bros. universe. The game also includes power-ups that give players special abilities and four different modes to choose from. Ultra Smash does a great job of

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That's a wrap Eagle baseball ends season, falling one game shy of regional bid I always say it’s important to be playing well late in the season to carry momentum into a conference tournament. Georgia Southern baseball wasn’t exactly setting the world on fire, but did win its last three conference series of the regular Alex season. And when the Eagles got to San Marcos, Texas, last week, they jumped out of the gate with a big first-round win over third-seeded Little Rock in the tournament’s opening game. Winning the first game is important so you don’t go to the loser’s bracket early and burn up your pitching trying to stave off elimination. But the way Southern won its first game was even better. Starting pitcher Evan Challenger went deep (seven innings pitched), so the rest of the pitching staff was fresh going forward. And the offense put up 13 runs, allowing the Eagles to cruise to an easy 13-4 win. Speaking of pitching going forward, the Trojans scored one run in the bottom of the sixth inning of that first-round game. It was the last run Georgia Southern pitchers allowed for 25 innings as the Eagles enjoyed shutout wins over UT-Arlington (6-0) and South Alabama (4-0) to advance to the championship game on Sunday. Right fielder Jordan Wren was the offensive hero throughout the tournament for the Eagles. His two-run single in the top of the eighth broke open a 1-0 game against UT-Arlington and started the scoring in a five-run inning that put the game away. In Saturday’s semi-final against South Alabama, the Eagles once again held a late 1-0 lead when Wren blasted a three-run bomb to right field, extending the lead to 4-0 in the bottom of the eighth. Back to the Arlington game — we have to mention Landon Hughes. The game started Thursday

night, but lightning suspended play in the top of the third inning. Starter Chase Cohen did not come back when play resumed Friday morning, so Landon Hughes got the ball to pitch the bottom of the third. Southern had just pushed Brown a run across before the weather delay in the top of the third. All Hughes did was toss seven no-hit innings while striking out nine and walking just two batters. Brian Eichhorn got the start in Saturday’s semi-final and pitched a gem himself. In 7-1/3 innings, he held a 40-win South Alabama team to no runs on six hits and struck out four batters while not issuing a walk.

Connor Simmons and Chase Cohen tossed 1-2/3 shutout innings in relief to eliminate the Jaguars and send the Eagles to the championship game, where Georgia Southern would face the No. 17 team in the country, UL-Lafayette. Evan Challenger came back on short rest after throwing 111 pitches Wednesday. And he pitched about as well as Eagle fans could have hoped for. He did not allow a run until the fifth inning and was pulled after throwing 75 pitches in five innings of work. But in that bottom of the fifth, Challenger struck out the leadoff man. However, the third strike got away from catcher CJ Brazil and the batter, Nick Thurman, beat out the throw to first. What would have been a one-out, nobody-on situation turned into the nine-hole batter Hunter Kasuls bunting Thurman to second with the top of the order coming up with one out. The next two batters doubled and singled and ULL led 2-0. The Cajuns tacked on three insurance runs in the seventh and eighth inning to stretch the lead to 5-0, but they didn’t need them. UL-Lafayette starting pitcher Wyatt Marks was almost untouchable

through seven innings of work. He allowed four hits — two of which came in the top of the first inning when the Eagles had runners on second and third, but couldn’t strike first blood. Marks struck out 10 Eagle batters and closer Dylan Moore threw two shutout innings to slam the door, and UL-Lafayette (41-19) won its third consecutive Sun Belt baseball tournament championship. They will host an NCAA Regional this weekend. Georgia Southern ends its season at 36-24 and falls one game shy of earning the conference’s automatic bid to a regional. Making an undefeated run to the championship game after entering the tournament as a No. 6 seed is nothing to hang your head about — but it sure would have been sweet to win that last one. Four Eagles — right-fielder Jordan Wren, center-fielder Logan Baldwin, and pitchers Brian Eichhorn and Landon Hughes — were named to the Sun Belt All-Tournament Team. With baseball season coming to a close, the 2015-2016 year of Georgia Southern athletics is done. Next week, we’ll take a look back at the year that was and look forward to next year.w

Georgia Southern starting pitcher Brian Eichnorn delivers during the Eagles 4-0 victory over South Alabama Saturday, May 28, in the Sun Belt semifinals in San Marcos, Texas. Sunbeltsports. com

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'Power of a Woman' onstage at Eagle Creek Husband wins wife a free country concert; couple opens event to the public “It’s beautiful the way he sings it, but a guy singing it makes you think pretty clearly in one way,” she said. “I wanted to change the perspective. People don’t look at women enough, or see how amazing we really are.” After cutting the song and releasing its music video, Bain wanted “to interact with these powerful women, and with my fans. The song really struck me, and I couldn’t just leave it at that.” So she created the contest, and offered a private, personal concert in the winner’s hometown as the prize. Stephen Hoyle discovered Chelsea Bain’s song and contest while searching for “good country songs for female vocalists,” he said, as his musical daughter, local country up-and-comer Chyann Rose, is always looking for new songs to add to her set lists. “I listened to ‘Power of a Woman’ and I thought, my gosh, that’s talking about Rosanna,” said Hoyle. “She is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of all the people she comes into contact with on a daily basis. She brightens the day of everyone she sees.” He had never before written about his love for his wife, but upon learning about the contest, he felt compelled to enter. “I didn’t really think I had a chance,” said Hoyle, who wanted Chelsea Bain not only to know about Rosanna, but also that the song “had such an impact” on him. “It really resonated,” said Hoyle. Rosanna was selected as the contest winner because she “so graciously takes on more than she has to,” Chelsea Bain said. “That woman clearly loves, and is so selfless and giving. To me, that’s a strong woman.” Rosanna Hoyle has taught dance classes in multiple locations all over Bulloch County, but by the time she and Stephen met, she owned a centralized location in Brooklet, where she was born and raised.


Country music artist Chelsea Bain will be taking the stage at Eagle Creek Brewing Company on Friday, June 10, for a free concert in honor of local woman Rosanna Hoyle, whose husband wrote a winning essay about her for a contest Bain hosted. The event is free and open to the public. She’s been teaching at Southern Dance Academy for 32 years now, and has influenced the lives of countless area dancers. Her own daughters have taken classes at Southern Dance Academy since they were three years old. Also among her students are the children of former students, which her husband believes is the biggest tell of Rosanna’s success. “They’ll say, ‘I can’t wait until my daughter gets to take dance from you,’” said Hoyle. “She has this effect on generation after generation,” affirmed Bain. “And she is so involved in her community in so many different ways.” In addition to running Southern Dance Academy, Rosanna Hoyle is also the secretary of her church. On the home front, she’s mother to two accomplished young women, and has been a huge support to her husband over the course of his coaching career. “Trying to be a coach’s wife — not just mine, but any coach’s wife — is hard,” said Hoyle. “But she’s been there for me whenever I needed her, and she keeps me straight.” Upon learning they had won the contest, the Hoyle family decided to open the event up to the public and chose Eagle Creek Brewing Company to host the show. In addition to tastings, tours, concerts and fundraisers, Eagle Creek hosts open mic nights, trivia nights and yoga classes. Recently, they have even partnered with the Averitt Center to offer painting classes. Kimberly Brown, taproom and event manager at Eagle Creek, sees the upcoming Chelsea Bain concert as

“an honor, and an opportunity for us to give back to the community while showcasing what we do best: make good beer.” The brewery’s five staple beers — Spot Tail Light Blonde Ale, Grass Roots Lemon Lime Hefeweizen, Georgia Tea Party Amber Ale, Adaptation IPA and Low Country Pale Ale — will be available at the show, as well as the newest beer from the Gas Light Series. Eagle Creek “does such wonderful things for our community, and it’s a nice little venue for an intimate concert,” Stephen said. “There’s a big, open area where people can mingle and have a lot of fellowship.” The brewery is a “fun, familyfriendly environment,” Brown said, and the Chelsea Bain concert is scheduled early in the evening to accommodate an all-ages crowd. There will be food and nonalcoholic drinks available as well. There is no charge to attend, and everyone is invited. “It will mean so much to Rosanna and her family for you to be a part of this special event,” said Stephen, whose daughter, Chyann Rose, will open the show at 6 p.m. on June 10 at Eagle Creek. At 7 p.m., Chelsea Bain, who admits she “doesn’t know how to sit still” onstage, will perform with a full band, including vocals, guitar, bass and fiddle. “Rosanna Hoyle was the most inspiring woman out of all of the submissions because she is doing so much for so many people,” said Bain. “This show is to honor Rosanna, and give her a good time. I think she deserves a big old party.”w

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Some husbands get their wives flowers. Some bring chocolates, some jewelry. But Stephen Hoyle has stepped up the game: He got his wife, Rosanna, a country concert held in her honor. When Stephen graduated from Georgia Southern and took a job in Nevils, he never imagined he’d be staying in the area. But then, he said, he met Rosanna. Eighteen years of marriage and two children later, “There’s nowhere else I’d rather be than her town,” Hoyle said. So when he saw that country artist Chelsea Bain was holding an essay contest — “The Power of a Woman,” which asked contestants to write about a woman in their lives — he couldn’t resist writing about Rosanna. And as it turned out, Bains was just as impressed with Rosanna as Stephen is, and selected her as the winner of the contest. When Stephen Hoyle graduated from Georgia Southern and took a job in Nevils, he never imagined he’d be staying in the area. “But then I met Rosanna,” said Hoyle. Eighteen years of marriage and two children later, “There’s nowhere else I’d rather be than her town,” he said. Stephen isn’t the only one impressed by Rosanna. Country artist Chelsea Bain selected her as the winner of her “The Power of a Woman” contest, based on Stephen’s entry. Contestants were asked to write an essay about the power of one woman in their life. The idea for the contest came after Chelsea Bain encountered Lee Brice’s song, “The Power of a Woman,” for the first time. “I was taken away with it,” she said. “I’ve always had strong women to look up to. Half the women in my family have, like, five arms and are doing 12 things at once!” Feeling so moved by it, Bain decided to cover the song.

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Ah, summer! The final grades are in and relaxation season is here — which means it’s time for another Summer Session, courtesy of Airbound Entertainment and South City Tavern. For the last few years, the two have been teaming up to bring bands from across the region and the nation to the Statesboro area. They have also been promoting the local music scene, building up some of the talent in the area. This year, Will Bridwell, owner/ operator of Airbound and promoter of the event, is hoping to add to that mission with a mix of local favorites and a few other bands that you may not know yet. "Every year, our goal is to stir up the interest in the local talent and help bands from across the region create a buzz," Bridwell said. "This way, the talent improves each year and the audience doesn't have to expect the same old thing." The setup of this year's event will be familiar to those who attended last year's Summer Session. Doors will open at 5 p.m. for the two-day event, set for June 3–4. Bands will alternate concerts on two stages from 8 p.m. until the end of the night. "The different sub-genres make these bands very hard to classify, but the plan is to bring something for everyone,” Bridwell said. “I think we did that with the bands we've lined up for this event." Here's a look at the bands you can expect to see take the stage at Summer Session 2016.

The Band Piano. The Band Piano. is a group you should definitely know if you're a local to Statesboro. The trio hasn't been around long, but they have made an impact with their hardhitting blues riffs and rock-and-roll style with just a sprinkle of punk. The group started out as a collaboration of artists from three different bands. They're rising fast after their 2015 release, "Sick Bones." They've been touring and collaborating on new and upcoming projects, but they keep a close relationship to the Statesboro area where they started. They are the sole band returning to the event after making their debut in last year’s Summer Sessions. Drummer Scott Underwood says the ensemble grows stronger with every show.

The Vegabonds The Vegabonds have been to Statesboro a few times before, and the band is returning with their Allman Brothers-inspired, indie-rock sound. The band from Nashville has spent most of their time touring internationally, garnering quite a following overseas. Lead singer Daniel Allen said that the band was surprised at how well their southern rock was embraced abroad, but that "Europe has become like (their) second home." The band has all the country influence you would expect from a Nashville band, with Allen's soulful voice and a jam session in most songs that any Lynyrd Skynyrd fan would love. If for no other reason, see this band for their great beards and long locks. There is no shortage of hair in this band!

The High Divers Adding Statesboro to their constant road trip is The High Divers, who are based out of Charleston, South Carolina. This is highly acclaimed Southern rock quartet brings an upbeat quality to their indie sound. Not only were they named the top up-and-coming band of 2015 by The Blue Indian of South Carolina,

but they also have been named one of the Top 5 bands by the South Carolina Music Guide. A few inspirations of the band include Neil Young and Wilco. Still, don't confuse their upbeat tone as an inability to rock. With songs like "Give it Up," they show that they can rock as hard as any.

SUMMER SESSIONS FULL LINEUP Friday: - Stop Light Observations - The High Divers - Universal Sigh Saturday: - The Vegabonds - The Band Piano. - Little Bird Doors open at 5 p.m., with music from 8–midnight.

Stop Light Observations Bringing their take on blues-rock to the stage this year is Stop Light Observations. Don't confuse "new to Statesboro" with “new”: This band has been on the move steadily since forming as middle-schoolers in Charleston. Since their debut album, “Radiation” (2013), the band has hit the road and has even taken the stage at Bonnaroo. In only three years, the band has toured across the country, seen record deals on the table, nearly broken up, retreated to radio silence and returned to the stage, writing about the experiences all along the way. The band's pianist and songwriter, John Keith Culbreth, uses the ups and downs as inspiration. "It is a part of our job as writers to tell and share the stories of our experiences with the audience," he said, "and that's what we do in our music."

Currently in the middle of an East Coast tour, this band based out of Annapolis, Maryland, is bringing their brand of jam-rock to Summer Session. With trusty harmonica in hand, lead vocalist Jay Hurtt and Little Bird bring a unique talent. Promoter Will Bridwell describes them as "a fun mix of upbeat music that the Statesboro crown would really enjoy." Little Bird is just over a year away from their very first full album release, and they have been on the road

steadily since. If any statement could narrow their sound down, it would be "solos galore." The four-man group has many long jam sessions within their danceable music, including guitar solos, rhythm guitar riffs and even spots for the harmonica to shine.

Universal Sigh Bringing what they call "metamorphic rock" to the table, Universal Sigh can definitely be considered a "sub-genre." Their sound is a mixture of jam, rock, electronic and funk all mixed into one jam session. The foursome out of Athens focus heavily on improvisation, guaranteeing a different spin at every show. You can expect never to hear the same show twice from this group anchored by upbeat, rhythmic drums and a dual-

guitar attack. As they just released their debut album only weeks ago, you should expect their energy and excitement to carry over into Summer Sessions as Universal Sigh brings their multigenre fusion to the festival for the first time.

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Watch 'Nice Guys' blow up buddy-cop trope In an age where fairy-tale adaptations and superhero movies threaten to oversaturate the market, reboots and remakes are the norm, and sequels and franchises are nearubiquitous, it’s a breath of fresh air whenever an original movie is released. Written and directed by auteur filmmaker Shane Black (Lethal Weapon, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, and Iron Man 3), The Nice Guys is an impeccably stylish detective noir as well as a delightful deconstruction and celebration of the buddy-cop genre — but most importantly, it’s a highly entertaining action-comedy comprised of colorful, witty dialogue and memorable scenes filled to the brim with pure, unadulterated schadenfreude. In Black’s script, the quippy one-liners, clever observations and filthy jokes fly by faster than the bullets, with multiple scenes subverting and inverting expected story tropes and action clichés. Set in a seedy 70s-era Los Angeles full of extravagant parties, foulmouthed minors and gun-toting goons, The Nice Guys follows softspoken but violent “messenger” Jackson Healy (Russell Crowe) as he pairs up with single father and hilariously inept private investigator Holland March (Ryan Gosling) to solve a simple missing person case that escalates in scale, questions and dead bodies the more they dig up.

The lightning-fast banter and chemistry between Crowe and Gosling elevate an already sharp script. Most of the film’s hilarious schadenfreude comes from the conventionally attractive but secretly comedic Gosling: His character, March, is a frequent victim of painful pratfalls, drunken mistakes and humiliating putdowns. He’s an absolute riot to watch as he fumbles from one mishap to another, whining and crying about his ever-escalating situation. He’s a character you don’t think twice about laughing at whenever misfortune finds him, but who you still root for anyway thanks to the charm and pathos Gosling brings to the character. Crowe, the proficient one of the duo, shows off his own comedic chops, delivering wisecracks, exasperated reactions and bemused looks toward the rest of the cast. Both Crowe and Gosling’s characters are given plenty of moments to make the audience laugh, but they’re also given opportunities to allow viewers to sympathize with and understand them as well. The end result is a movie with fully realized, three-dimensional protagonists you’ll want to see more of when the credits roll. The secret heart of the film belongs to young teenage actress Angourie Rice, who plays March’s daughter. Rice’s character avoids the pitfalls of

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Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling appear in a scene from "The Nice Guys."

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Heads up: Spotify has podcasts now And we've picked out the best, most beginnerfriendly series for new podcast listeners. Yeah. You're welcome. As many of you know, Spotify now has podcasts — much to the delight of cheap Android owners like myself who do not have the luxury of using iTunes nor the patience or storage space for SoundCloud. Although Spotify doesn’t have as many titles as iTunes, it still has a wide selection for users to choose from. For users who may be new to the wonderful world of podcasts, here is a list of titles that you might be interested in. To add some incentive, I have even included a reason for why you should tune in:

Because you secretly want to be one of the cool kids: "Alice Isn't Dead" Created by the same people who gave us the popular series “Welcome to Night Vale,” this podcast is a blend of mystery and thriller. “Alice Isn’t Dead” follows the tale of a nameless truck driver who travels the expansive back roads of America as she attempts to unfold the mystery of her wife’s disappearance, all while being stalked by an unsettling entity called the Thistle Man. With episodes under 30 minutes each, this series will be an easy introduction into the wonderful world of podcasts. Pro tip: You might want to save

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Laughter Yoga comes to local seniors Jill Johns is a Laughter Yoga facilitator, certified in Atlanta by Laughter Yoga International. She has facilitated sessions with groups of corporate engineers, cancer patients and caregivers, and has worked with the American Cancer Society and South Georgia Center for Cancer Care, among others. She is bringing it to a local assisted living facility this month, but when she first encountered Laughter Yoga at a holistic health retreat, she was “actually not interested in it at all.”

“I stayed in the room where the first session happened, but I moved to the edge so I wouldn’t have to participate,” she said. Johns, who refers to herself as a “recovering corporate executive,” “wasn’t really in a laughing mood:” she had recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, and was juggling a career and family, to boot. “I was a serious, stressed-out human being,” she said. But as Johns sat on the outskirts

this one for a long weekend. It takes about three episodes to fully commit to, but once you’re in, you can’t leave.

Because you’re nosy: “The Moth” This podcast features the true-life stories of individuals from all over the world. Though Spotify’s episode selection may be small, the episodes they have posted are still extremely entertaining and thought-provoking, ranging from a man’s enthralling account of the time he used a bathtub to sail the English Channel to a journalist’s recount of her friendship with a falsely convicted prisoner. Still not convinced? TL;DR: this podcast is like a virtual collection of the fascinating stories your cool friends tell at parties. FOMO is real, so you’d better check it out. Pro tip: Have a box of tissues nearby. You will find yourself either crying of sadness or happiness, depending on the story.

Because who needs sleep anyway?: “Lore” With a tagline like “sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction,” this podcast is definitely not one for

of the group, she started to relax. Eventually, she even laughed, and by the end of the session, she was participating fully. Now, Johns, who was specifically trained to work with assisted living populations, has partnered with Brittany Casey, Activities Director at Brown’s Health and Rehabilitation Center, to bring Laughter Yoga to Brown’s residents, on June 15, at 1:30 p.m. With a staff of RNs, LPNs and CNAs, Brown’s Health and Rehabilitation Center is currently near capacity, supporting 58 full-time residents as well as short-term disability rehabilitation patients. Brittany Casey facilitates two activities each day in order to keep her residents involved and stimulated. They enjoy pizza parties, games, volunteer visits and faithbased services, but bingo is by far the most popular activity.

the faint of heart. This one-man show is hosted by Aaron Mahnke, and each individually themed episode details the facts behind horrifying backstories and unexplained events that have occurred throughout time, spanning everything from the history of vampires starting with the story of Vlad the Impaler to the creepy, unsolved mystery of the Villisca axe murders. Pro tip: Don’t listen after dark unless you like to sleep with the lights on.

Because you want to be in the know: “Internet Explorer” This podcast is a creation from everyone’s fave quiz site, BuzzFeed. Much like its web browser namesake, the purpose of “Internet Explorer” is to allow users to discover new things about the web — sometimes things you never knew you wanted to know. Hosts Katie Notopoulos and Ryan Broderick function as literal internet explorers who venture to the innermost depths of the world wide web to explain internet slang and answer listener’s eye-raising questions about online culture (i.e. Does Pepe the Frog have a soul?). Pro tip: This is definitely not for the kiddies, so please make sure they’re safely tucked away before you turn this on.w

“The winner gets one dollar, and everyone else gets a snack,” Casey said. “But you’d think it was $100 to them.” Lately, Casey is looking to incorporate more physical activities, such as wheelchair yoga, which “will help them use their bodies more.” After a friend experienced Johns’ Laughter Yoga for the first time through her workplace, she passed the business card on to Casey, who now hopes to make Laughter Yoga a regular offering at Brown’s. “Most people don’t laugh enough,” said Casey. “Especially when they’re older.” Founded in 1995 by Dr. Madan Kataria of Mumbai, India, Laughter Yoga encourages deep, diaphragmatic breathing akin to more common yoga types, but it does not entail posing. “People oftentimes show up in workout clothes, expecting to tell jokes in rigorous poses,” Johns said. “There’s

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'Moonglasses': Taking humor seriously Georgia Southern students create online literary magazine to highlight mirthful writing

CAPTAIN, from page 4

homo- or heterosexual. It is a foregone societal conclusion that in an ideal life, your closest relationship should be with your partner, so close platonic relationships necessitate a degree of holding back, both emotionally and physically. We operate by the When Harry Met Sally law, in which it is impossible for two sexually compatible people to have a friendship that involves neither romance nor sex. And for unattached people, that creates some weird pressure to push their closest platonic relationships into romantic territory. This used to not be an issue: Say what you will about how uptight and restrained Victorian or Regency-era people were, but their eloquent expres-

things that are funny,” Baker said. “They just don’t seem to think something can address topical or universally human concepts while also making you laugh. We’re trying to get the lighter material that is so often neglected.” Flippo said, “Humor is actually really important to our society, and it’s never given enough credit. Maybe with Moonglasses we can show people that humor can be literary, and that it can have a place in the literary community.” The idea gained traction the longer they discussed it. Finally, Rentz volunteered to take charge and tackle the daunting task of creating the actual website, which involved her navigating and researching domain names, hosting and designing options. The Moonglasses editors also gained a lot of support and promotion from other writers when they attended an Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) conference in Los Angeles last April. “I’ve been amazed at how fast we’ve grown,” Rentz said. “AWP particularly sions of deep, passionate regard for their friends would be regarded as steamy, somewhat scandalous and definitely tending toward the homoerotic if uttered today. In a time when a lifeor-death situation might arise if you pissed off the wrong person in a bar and got challenged to a duel, it wasn't uncommon for friends to vow they would lay down their lives for each other. And honestly, I think we should bring that kind of ardent affection back and spend some time — and media attention, through books and movies — depicting and exploring platonic friendships. Like Steve and Bucky (and John and Sherlock of BBC's Sherlock adaptation — it's the same kettle of fish, just with accents). Brainwashing and superhero

➤ You can find and follow Moonglasses at and Bonus Terrible titles the editors brainstormed before sticking with Moonglasses Magazine: Your Only Reason to Live, Between the Couch Cushions, The Liquor Cabinet of Jesus Christ, Moonshoes Barbie and Jeb?

helped us reach a wider audience. We met a lot of wonderful writers there who have been instrumental in promoting Moonglasses and helping us find an excellent pool of writers to include in our next issue. We’ve been really lucky to receive so much support.” Since the creation of Moonglasses, the quartet of creators has released two issues, expanded their submissions to include cover artwork and hosted a creative writing contest. The third issue, packed with more outlandish pieces and strange tales, has a release date in early June. “We’ve got a piece coming up in our next issue called “Sometimes James Franco Gets Sad,” a poem about Walt Disney’s frozen head, and a play-by-play of a thumb-wrestling match, among

other wonderful pieces. Our third issue is really going to be something,” Rentz said. Although most students would be tempted to take a break and rest for the entire summer, the Moonglasses gang will still be up, working hard to make sure humor is taken a little more seriously. “There’s this idea out there that if writing isn’t serious, or trying to make some sweeping philosophical or political statement, it isn’t good, and we’re trying to challenge that notion,” Rentz said. “That isn’t to say, of course, that the work we publish at Moonglasses completely lacks theme or purpose. It’s just that we don’t subscribe to the notion that something has to be serious in order to be important or worthwhile.”w

ethics aside, their narrative is a relational one: Steve, loyal to a literal fault, will not abandon his friend, and Bucky, programmed to kick the ass of anything with an American flag on it, overcomes his directive because of the strength of his relationship with Steve. Love wins. It doesn't matter that the love is not at all romantic: It still wins, and it is still good. As we move toward a society in which sexual pairing is no longer accepted strictly as a binary, we need representations of many different kinds of relationships, romantic and platonic, between people of every orientation. And we need representations of good, healthy platonic relationships, if only to stop our idiotic over-romanticization of romance. We need it overt and in the open:

There is nothing wrong with pursuing a heterosexual relationship. There is nothing wrong with pursuing a samesex relationship. And there is nothing wrong, at all, with just staying friends with someone for whom you hold a deep, even passionate, regard. Intimacy does not equate to romance, or sex. And the love between friends, in all its ups and downs and weird nuances and slow developments over many years, is just as dynamic, just as interesting, just as intense and just as amazing as the love between partners. So leave Cap and Bucky alone. Brittani Howell is the editor of Connect Statesboro. If you'd like to reach out, shoot a message to editor@!w

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If you’re looking for comical accounts of triumphs and failures, wild and weird poems with a tongue-in-cheek sense of humor, or short stories that revel in the hilarious and unconventional, Moonglasses Magazine has them all available for you to surf through and read. “Our magazine is a bizarre whirlwind of literature, a combination of all written things strange and humorous,” said Devan Pride, a founding member of the bimonthly online literary journal dedicated to discovering and sharing humorous, experimental writing. Moonglasses is the brainchild of Pride, Ben Baker, Kristen Flippo and Aleyna Rentz, all of whom are Writing and Linguistics majors at Georgia Southern University. The idea was first brought up when they realized that there was a lack of humor-centric publications for writers to submit their work to. To fill the void, they created Moonglasses last December during their winter break. “The bias against humor is that many people don’t see the literary value in


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Jennifer Lawrence, left, as Raven/Mystique, Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert, James McAvoy as Charles/Professor X, Lucas Till as Alex Summers/ Havok and Nicholas Hoult as Hank McCoy/ Beast star in “X-Men: Apocalypse.”

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Franchise still kicking in 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Though flawed, latest installment puts on a fun show With a plot centered on Nazi war criminals and the Cuban Missile Crisis, X-Men: First Class was an origin story and revenge flick deeply rooted in the era of the 60s. X-Men: Days of Future Past also had a lot of fun using the 70s as a backdrop for its time-travel exploits. X-Men: Apocalypse, the latest addition in the 16-year-old franchise, disappointingly wastes its 80s setting and aesthetic for a more generic but grandiose disaster movie. Directed by Bryan Singer, the movie kicks off with an extended prologue set in 3,600 B.C., detailing the temporary imprisonment of the movie’s main villain, En Sabah Nur, otherwise known as Apocalypse (Oscar Isaacs). Afterward, audience members are quickly whisked away to the present where the plot ricochets back and forth between various characters in multiple locations — Poland, Germany, Egypt and the United States. Tasked with setting up introductions for new characters as well as reintroducing audience members to old ones, scenes in the first half of the film are choppy and heavy with exposition,

REVIEW Starring Jennifer Lawrence, James MacAvoy & Sophie Turner. Directed by Bryan Singer 144 min. PG-13 Release Date: May 27

in a perpetual hurry to get to the next CGI-filled spectacle. Additionally, in the middle of the film, a superfluous segment revolving around the bigoted military officer Stryker (Josh Helman) and fan-favorite mutant, Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), threatens to derail the pacing of the movie. However, like all good disaster movies, once the sluggish exposition is taken care of, the plot is streamlined into an enjoyable movie about preventing a worldwide catastrophe — nuclear missiles are launched, entire cities are destroyed and humanity is on the verge of being annihilated. The X-Men franchise has always struggled with developing characters instead of ciphers; unfortunately, Apocalypse is yet another mixed bag.

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Farm to Table dinner raises much-needed funds for library; tickets available The Friends of the Zach S. Henderson Library and the Statesboro Mainstreet Farmers Market have teamed up to present the seventh annual Farmto-Table fundraising dinner on Thursday, June 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the belle house, 380 Westside Road in Statesboro. The keynote speaker for this year’s dinner is Georgia Southern University’s


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Center for Sustainability Director Lissa Leege, Ph.D., who is also a biology professor at GSU. Leege will share center's mission and values, along with highlights from events and activities hosted by the center. “The mission and range of activities of the Center for Sustainability are consistent with the farm-to-table trend in which the emphasis is on producing food locally and delivering that food to local consumers,” said W. Bede Mitchell, Ed.D., dean of the Library. Executive Chef Thomas Sweatt with Georgia Southern’s Blue Tie Catering

Working with limited screen time and already part of an overcrowded cast, new heroes Cyclops (Tye Sheriden), Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) and Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), though not deeply complex and layered, are given enough characterization and focus to be worthy of the X-Men moniker. Oscar Isaacs, one of our most charismatic and talented working actors, is completely wasted as the eponymous villain, with plastic prosthetics, extensive makeup and heavy voice modulation hiding his performance. En Sabah Nur may have several verbose speeches up his sleeves, but his character is as onedimensional as his henchmen. A highlight of the prequels has always been the chemistry and banter between James McAvoy’s Xavier and Michael Fassbender’s Magneto, but in yet another questionable decision made by the direcor, their relationship and screen time together is sidelined and reduced. Evan Peters, however, continues to

steal the spotlight with his portrayal of Quicksilver, delighting audiences with yet another inventive, slow-motion sequence scored to an era-appropriate song. Peters’ popularity in Days of Future Past has earned him more screen time, a direct stake in the main plot and a serviceable character arc as well. The movie’s action sequences and set pieces are joyous and wonderful as well, whether it’s the violent Wolverine rampage, the joyous and imaginative Quicksilver scenes or the climactic battle between heroes and villains. Singer’s latest X-Men movie is sheer fun to watch and is a fine addition to the growing list of superhero movies already out, smoothly transitioning between gravitas and light-hearted humor between various scenes. Apocalypse contains a number of thrilling action sequences, spectacular set pieces, and breathtaking visuals to make up for its many flaws, faults and shortcomings.w

will prepare the menu for the evening. Sweatt grew up in Billings, Montana, where he was a regular and admiring presence in his grandmother’s kitchen as she cooked everything from scratch. This early exposure to the art of cooking led him as a teenager to seek jobs in restaurants. After his Army career, which he began at the age of 17, he had the opportunity to develop his expertise under the tutelage of many accomplished chefs at several resorts and restaurants. Funds raised from the culinary event and other Friends of the Library activities have contributed to the Library’s Foundation account, “Library Book Fund.” The annual interest from the endowment purchases approximately 150 scholarly works that the Library might not otherwise be able to afford. Last year, the

dinner raised more than $1,700. “This year, our goal is to surpass $2,000,” Mitchell said. “We plan to use the money from this dinner to fund a special series of events — a surprise to be announced at the dinner. I look forward to announcing this unique opportunity for sharing with our community some rare and famous historical resources.” In addition to the meal and guest speaker, Michael Braz, Ph.D., professor emeritus of music, will again provide musical entertainment during the predinner cocktail mingling. Tickets are $75 and may be purchased through the dean of the library. Contact (912) 478-5115 or email awilbanks@ for tickets and more information. To see the full menu, visit

Eugenia Last SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23– Dec. 21) — Adventure will beckon you, but do your research before you jump into something that you know little about. Knowledge can help prevent a mishap. Don't argue when you should be offering affection. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22– Jan. 19) — Don't worry about what everyone else does. If you live by your standards, you will continue to do well. Success doesn't happen when you are negative. Tend to whatever needs fixing. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20– Feb. 19) — Set your sights on what interests you the most. If you share your feelings, you can bring about a positive change in an important relationship and stabilize your home life as well. PISCES (Feb. 20– March 20) — Do your best to stay focused. Let experience guide you. Don't let anyone push you around. Use your intelligence and knowledge and do things your way. ARIES (March 21– April 19) — Get a strong handle on your personal finances and investments that will help you get ahead over time. Romance will drive you to do your best. TAURUS (April 20– May 20) — Look for an event that will help you mingle. The people you encounter when you participate in your community will lead to opportunities.w

Holli Deal Saxon IT'S PADDING — Deputies responding to a domestic dispute call at the Patriot Inn on Hwy. 301 South spoke with a man who said a woman he was meeting got angry about text messages on his phone and began swinging at him. The woman admitted doing so. As deputies spoke to her, they noticed a plastic baggie in her cleavage that turned out to contain marijuana. She was arrested. SAY WHAT? — A Dreamland Road man told deputies an intoxicated woman argued with him about turning off a porch light that wasn’t

on and did not even work. She threw a bottle of mustard at him in front of children. CON MAN STRIKES AGAIN — A Highway 301 South woman used a phone application to talk to a strange man whom she claimed she was in love with. She had already sent money to him and had another money order made out for $250 to send him “to help him.” Deputies told the victim’s mother to delete the application when she told them she felt her daughter was being scammed.w

no special equipment, and you don’t even have to change.” “It is a cardiovascular workout, though,” said Johns. “At the end of a session, you will have an elevated heart rate, sweat and the feeling of a runner’s high, without running. Part of the joy of the process is the release of endorphins.” Laughter Yoga doesn’t make use of typical humor, which is “values-based, poking fun and not universal,” said Johns. “Laughs resulting from jokes also tend to come out in a short burst.” Laughter Yoga aims for a more sustained laughter, and in order to achieve it, facilitators choose from among the 40 foundational exercises and hundreds — if not thousands — of supplemental adaptations. “There is a method to the madness,” said Johns. “We go through a certain sequence to build the best possible experience.” Because those sequences are “infinitely adaptable,” people of all ages and ability levels can participate in Laughter Yoga and experience its benefits, Johns said. For example, “Most of our exercises with the Brown’s residents will be seated. They’re still engaging their bodies and faces, and with each other, but there won’t be much movement around the room,” Johns said. “We use a beach ball, which gets them to reach and breathe deeply, engaging the cardiovascular system and providing them with an elevated heart rate. We have them pretend to feed each other hot soup, and there’s a lot of laughter there,” she said. “Sometimes we play invisible soccer, which gets them exercising their legs.” Laughter Yoga is also an exercise in social bonding, as laughter is generated “by eye contact, by playing off of and engaging with each other,” said Johns. No matter what the relationship, “Laughter Yoga as a shared experience

NICE GUYS, from page 11 most children seen in films — she’s capable instead of useless, intelligent but not pretentious, cute but nowhere near annoying. She is able to go toe-totoe and hold her own against veteran performers onscreen, proving she’s an actress to look out for in future flicks. While the mystery is generally solid and leaves enough surprises to keep

creates a new level of depth, understanding and connection” among people. Brittany Casey is particularly excited about Laughter Yoga at Brown’s because of these benefits of group involvement. She plans to invite family members to attend with their loved ones, and expects that staff will also participate. “We are all very invested in our residents’ lives and happiness,” said Casey. “It’s not just a paycheck for us.” “I will definitely be involved,” she continued. “I’m excited. I’ve talked to them a little bit about it, and some of them are unsure, but usually, if they see me doing something, it helps motivate them.” Their reticence is not an uncommon reaction. “Almost universally, when people experience Laughter Yoga for the first time, there’s a level of resistance, of discomfort,” Johns said. She explained, “It all depends on where you are in your life’s journey, and how deeply suppressed your laughter impulse is. For people who haven’t laughed in a long time, it is like any other muscle. You have to work with it.” “So many of the elderly generation came through the Great Depression,” Johns continued. “Even as children, they might not have experienced childlike playfulness, and that can make it even more difficult as an adult.” Casey understands that some of the residents might require an adjustment period, but she remains hopeful that the exercise will appeal to them in the end. “They’re just going to have to go and make up their own minds about it,” she said. “I’m hoping they’ll have fun with it, let go and enjoy themselves. And laugh!” After all, laughter “is a universal human trait, regardless of country or language or how or where you are raised,” stressed Johns. “People just need to be reminded how to access it.“w

you engaged and entertained, the plot does get a little out of hand, stretching itself slightly too far at times. However, this can easily be overlooked due to the rich comedic material found in the character-driven script. Overall, The Nice Guys is equipped with enough charm, wit and style to keep you satisfied for the rest of the summer if you choose to end your theater movie marathon early.w


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GEMINI (May 21– June 20) — Check out what everyone else is doing and put your time and effort behind the project that looks most appealing. Don't feel guilty if your choice involves self-adornment. CANCER (June 21– July 22) — Keep your secrets to yourself and your emotions tucked away someplace safe. Check into ways to spice up your life and leisure time. LEO (July 23–Aug. 22) — If you take the initiative, you'll capture attention. Your effervescent personality will convince others to do things your way. Don't put pressure on anyone when you can just be yourself. Romance is highlighted. VIRGO (Aug. 23– Sept. 22) — Check out vacation spots or get involved in an event that will help you grow mentally, spiritually or emotionally. A change in your personality will bring about positive alterations at home. LIBRA (Sept. 23–Oct. 23) — Keep moving forward. Initiate an emotional interaction with someone you love. Tend to desired personal improvements and choose a path that excites and inspires you. SCORPIO (Oct. 24– Nov. 22) — The detail work and special touches you put into everything you do will separate you from the crowd. Step things up a notch and present and market what you have to offer.

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