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I remember the exact moment I realized I felt at home in Statesboro. It was about a year ago and I was on my way to work, pulling to a stop at the intersection of the main streets. There was nothing at all remarkable about the moment, which was what jolted me into awareness: It no longer felt strange to drive to work, to say I was an editor at a newspaper, to tell people I lived in Statesboro. It felt completely normal, and this new normalcy was strange but welcome. I had moved to a place where I knew literally no one, and I had made it work. Now I’m about to do it again: I’ve accepted a reporting position in Bloomington, Indiana. The next time you pick up an issue of Connect Statesboro, there will be a new face in the editor’s seat. I’m very excited about this move for both personal and professional reasons, but believe me, many tears were shed over this decision. In my two years here, I have fallen in love with Statesboro and the people of this community. It’s such a cliché thing to say, I know, but it’s true. The Averitt Center was the first home away from home I found here, and if it weren’t for Melinda Roell and Mical Whitaker casting me in The Importance of Being Earnest, I probably would have spent my whole first year holed up in my apartment. Instead, my fellow cast mates became some of my closest friends; I had coffee with my stage “cousin” just yesterday, and I attended his wedding last summer. Likewise, the Performing Arts Center staff and a good many professors at Georgia Southern took me under their wings and brought me into their circles. The university is where I made one of my very best friends in town, and I’ll forever be grateful for that. My Bible study at Compassion Christian Church became a home base, and I have neighbors and friends who all but adopted me. And I have great co-workers who have helped me along this journey with Connect as well. I’ve been so lucky to have former editors Linsay, Casey and Jake around to glean advice and tips from, and I would be legitimately lost without my partner in crime, Hunter. I have a freelance team whose work and camaraderie I have thoroughly enjoyed. I am running out of room here — there are truly too many people to list and thank by name, though I sincerely wish I could. Statesboro, you have given me so much, and I’m going to miss it here terribly. I wish the new editor — whoever he or she may be — the very best of luck, and I trust that Connect will be passing into good hands. And I know that this town (which really is one of America’s Best Communities — take note, Frontier) will be as good to the new editor as it has been to me. It’s been real, Statesboro. So long.

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180 Fitness Best Gym

Home Instead Senior Care Best Home Healthcare Facility

Boro Take-Out Express Best Takeout

Campus Crossings Best Pool

Core Credit Union Best Credit Union, Best Customer Service, Best Student Banking, Best To Show True Blue Pride

D&R Intensive Car Care Best Auto Repair

East Georgia Center for Oral & Facial Surgery Best Oral Surgery Center

Gnat’s Landing Best Happy Hour, Best Sports Bar, Best Salad, Best Trivia, Best Bar for GSU Alumni, Best Lunch, Best Live Music, Best Burger, Best Sandwiches, Best Fries

J’ Adore Bridal Best Bridal Store

Jarrard Pre-Owned Vehicles Best Auto Dealer

McCook’s Pharmacy Best Pharmacy

Millhouse Best American Restaurant, Best Italian, Best Steak, Best Appetizers, Best Outdoor Dining, Friendliest Bar

Moe’s Best Burrito

The Sir Shop Nevil Tire Best Tire Store

Ricky Lane, DDS Best Dentist Office

Shogun Best Sushi, Best Japanese

Sir Shop Best Men’s Clothing Store, Best Tuxedo Rental

The Brannen Law Office Walter Scott Brannen

South Georgia Immediate Care Center Best Urgent Care Center

Southern Downs Best Apartment Complex

Steak ‘n Shake Best Milkshake

The Brannen Law Office Best DUI Law Office, Best Criminal Law Office

The Painted Chef Best BBQ, Best Ribs, Best Shrimp & Grits, Best Catering, and Best Chef

University Store Best Campus Bookstore, Best GSU Merchandise

Three Tree Coffee Roasters Best Tasting Coffee, Best Coffee Shop

Westwood Nursing Center Best Nursing Home

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Dining Guide Section Millhouse

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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!

Millhouse is one of the most popular restaurants in the Statesboro scene. With its extensive menu options and award-winning service, Millhouse makes the best place for dining or happy hour. Serving Happy Days, Millhouse offers $1.99 domestic drafts and mixed cocktails all day, every day. Many menu items start at less than $10, and the food is award-winning in Statesboro! The extensive patio and deck area make the restaurant a great place to hang out with friends and enjoy good food and drinks. Millhouse also has live music every Thursday through Saturday. Open daily at 4 p.m.

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470 South Main Street | Statesboro 912.489.8291 Go for the food at this South Main Street restaurant; stay for the happy hour specials and the music. With an extensive beer selection and relaxed atmosphere, this place is one of Statesboro’s favorite hot spots for locals and college students alike. Bringing the Boro great beer and wing specials and happy hour all week long, Gnat’s also features an outdoor dining area on the deck, weekly karaoke and award-winning trivia. Several acts featured at Gnat’s have moved on to fame and fortune, so keep an eye out for the next big thing to hit the stage there


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Applebee’s started with the same philosophy they follow today, focused on serving good food to good people. What was once a popular neighborhood restaurant has grown to become a popular restaurant in neighborhoods all across North America. The Statesboro Applebee’s serves up that nationally known taste for local foodies, with a menu full of grill options, steaks, seafood, burgers, salads, sandwiches and more — perfect for a lunch rendezvous or a dinner on the town.

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114 Barnard Street | Savannah 912.232.7899 Alligator Soul Restaurant in Savannah, Georgia, is not the first attempt by co-founders Hilary and Maureen Craig to win guests over with their love of extraordinary Southern cuisine. Chef Stephen McLain has been brought in to continue the tradition of handmade dishes created with fresh and local ingredients prepared with integrity and with an emphasis on flavor. Monday night: $1.99 Kids’ Night Wednesday: $1 off a glass of wine; $4 martinis Friday: Live music Saturday: Live music Sunday: $3 Bloody Marys and $3 Mimosas

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Sunday, Oct. 2 The Drifters at the Performing Arts Center The first African American group to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is reuniting under their original management team for a reunion tour that will throw audiences back in time. Georgia Southern Performing Arts Center, 3–5:30 p.m. Tickets: $22 general admission / $12 youth / $11 for Georgia Southern students

Things to do in October


Through Oct. 28 Lew Alquist Exhibition “Alquist incorporated found objects, kinetic energy, sound and scent into his work — provoking the senses to make the invisible more visible. His work primarily examines similarities, parallels, overlaps and adjacencies between technological development and human evolution, but it also points to issues of political and industrial corruption.” Georgia Southern Center for Art & Theatre Oct. 20 Meet the Artist Reception with Juan Granados Juan Granados’ exhibit, “In Time/ En Tiempo,” has been on display in the Averitt Center for the Arts’ main gallery all month. This is your chance to meet the artist behind the exhibit in a public reception in the Averitt Center gallery. Averitt Center for the Arts, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 4 Georgia Southern Jazz Ensemble Averitt Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 McLovins Dingus Magee’s, 9:30 p.m. Cover: $5; Patrons must be 21 to attend.


Oct. 14–16 Arsenic and Old Lace Averitt Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m. (2 p.m. Sunday matinee) Tickets: $15 for adults, $10 for youth Full story on page 16 Oct. 21–22 Opera One-Acts Presented by the Georgia Southern Department of Music, this free evening presentation features one-act operas. GSU Carter Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25–26 Rocky Horror Picture Show LIVE! * Mature audiences only. Averitt Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $8 in advance, $10 at the door Full story on page 14

Dirty Soul Revival Dingus Magee’s, 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7 Matt Chase with Jared Wade Gnat’s Landing, 7 p.m. Electric Soul Pandemic Dingus Magee’s, 9:30 p.m. Roshambeaux South City Tavern, 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 Vocal Arts Gala GSU Carter Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 12 The Other Side of My Heart Presented by the Georgia Southern Department of Music GSU Carter Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14 Bullmoose Wild Wing Café, 9 p.m. LaGoons Dingus Magee’s, 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 Tree Tops Dingus Magee’s, 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 Andrew Scotchie & The River Rats Dingus Magee’s, 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 Lyn Avenue Dingus Magee’s, 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 ROCKtoberfest! Eagle Creek Brewing Company, 5–11 p.m. Full story on page 10 The Bama Gamblers Dingus Magee’s, 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 John Brannen Dingus Magee’s, 9:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31 Halloween Party DJ Max Wild Wing Café, 7 p.m.

The Dirty Soul Revival Dingus Magee’s, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11 New Music at Southern GSU Carter Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.

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Tuesday, Oct. 4 History Fall Film Series: Joyeaux Noel In the bloody trenches of WWII, soldiers on both sides of the war experience a night of unexpected peace in what is known as the legendary Christmas truce. GSU Sanford Hall, Room 1002, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11 Spooky Movie Night: Beetlejuice Statesboro Regional Public Library, 6 p.m. Southern Circuit: Donald Cried This film, sponsored by independent filmmakers of The Southern Circuit, will be followed by a Q&A with producer, writer and lead actor Jesse Wakeman. GSU Sanford Hall, Room 1002, 7 p.m. For the full story, see the article on Tuesday, Oct. 18 Spooky Movie Night: Hocus Pocus Statesboro Regional Public Library, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 Documentary Screening: Voices of Muslim Women from the US South Followed by Q&A with producer, Dr. Maha Marouan GSU Russell Union Theater, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 Spooky Movie Night: The Babadook Statesboro Regional Public Library, 2 p.m.

Ongoing Phi Kappa Phi Book Drive Donate new and gently used books to the Boro Book Nooks, a series of little lending libraries across the Boro. Drop-off locations include the Henderson Library and College of Education Building lobby on Georgia Southern University’s campus. Saturday, Oct. 1 Greenfest Enjoy Statesboro’s annual community sustainability celebration with green exhibits, vendors, workshops, live music and sustainable fun. Courthouse lawn, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Zero G Outreach: Extreme Sports Chaos Come out for an adrenalinepumping display of faith-based extreme motorsports. Performances at noon and 4 p.m., with a worship celebration to follow at 7:30 p.m. Complete Car Care (1001 Stambuk Lane), 11 a.m.–9 p.m. Tickets: Free and available to pick up in locations around Statesboro; see Zero Gravity Outreach Facebook page for more details. Thursday, Oct. 6 Adult Coloring Statesboro Regional Public Library, 6 p.m. UPB Unplugged: Halloween Edition Georgia Southern University Williams Center, 6:30 p.m. Free Read Book Club Statesboro Library, 6:30 p.m. Dancing with the Statesboro Stars Statesboro’s favorite charity event is back! Come see some of the Boro’s most familiar faces cut a rug with local dance experts in a glitzy, glamorous dancing affair. All


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proceeds go to benefit Safe Haven of Statesboro. GSU Performing Arts Center, 7 p.m. Tickets: $25 Friday, Oct. 7 First Friday: Scare on the Square Downtown Statesboro, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 Walk to End Alzheimer’s GSU Recreation Activity Center, 9 a.m. Sip & Sketch: Wine Glasses Statesboro Regional Public Library, 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9 Dancing with the Statesboro Stars encore performance By popular demand, the Statesboro Stars will be out for a second performance, allowing those who missed the sold-out Thursday event to get in on the action. All proceeds go to benefit Safe Haven of Statesboro. GSU Performing Arts Center, 7 p.m. Tickets: $25 Thursday, Oct. 13 Tales from the Tomb Come face to face with some of Statesboro’s dearly departed denizens, including William James, Walter Aldred, Ruth Morehouse and others from the past. Eastside Cemetery, tours begin at 5:30 p.m. and continue until 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $10

Thursday, Oct. 20 2016 Fries Distinguished Lectureship Series Dr. Frans B.M. de Waal: “Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?” GSU Nessmith-Lane Conference Center, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 Celebrate Statesboro: Wine Tasting and Samples of the South 20 Joe Kennedy Blvd., 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $60 per person / $100 per couple Oct. 24–31 Haunted Forest The Clubhouse, 8 p.m.–midnight Tickets: $10 Wednesday, Oct. 26 Greek Street Trick-or-Treat GSU Olympic Boulevard, 6 p.m. Family friendly. Saturday, Oct. 29 Author Talk: America’s Most Haunted Hotels with Jamie Davis Whitmer Statesboro Regional Public Library, 3 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 15 DIY: Make a Chalkboard! Supplies will be provided. Statesboro Regional Public Library, 2 p.m. Oct. 17–22 Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair Full story and schedule on page 8

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Prepare to be AMA by Brittani Howell


his year’s headlining performers for the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair are Josh and Lea Knotts, and they have an attention-grabbing act prepared for Statesboro: “We are sawing teenagers from your community in half.” Usually, promises of dismemberment are not what you want to hear from people coming to stay in your city for a week, but the Knotts are exceptions: They are the stars of Extreme Illusions and Escapes, a Las Vegas-style, family friendly show in which such death-defying acts are just part of the routine. “Last year, we floated a kid in the air from the crowd, and then last year we did a spike-thing, where little boys would come up (on a table) and it would look like the spikes are going through them,” said Josh, a native of Weirton, West Virginia. “This year we’re sawing people in half, and it’s been a big hit on the road.” Josh was about 6 years old when he was bitten by the bug for magic, and he immediately decided that he would be the next David Copperfield when he grew up. Now, after years of traveling, practicing, performing and amassing what he calls one of the largest collections of illusions and escape props in the country, Josh and his wife of five years, Lea, have clinched one of the highest accolades for performing magicians: a 2016 Merlin Award, in the Festival Entertainer of the Year USA category. “It’s basically like the Oscars of magic,” Josh said. In addition to sawing people in half, the Knotts’ show this year includes a few escape tricks, walking straight through a piece of steel (a nod to their current hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), and an illusion in which Josh shrinks himself down to only a foot and a half tall — along with a few other surprises. For the Knotts, performing is a family affair: The husbandand-wife team is accompanied by their nanny-turned-assistant, Trey Shaw, who looks after their 4-year-old daughter, Kendall. The nomadic performing life is a challenging one for the small family, which travels to a different city each week in a camper. When Connect caught up with them in mid-September, they

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were performing at the Mountain State Fair in Asheville, North Carolina. But, Josh said, the lifestyle is a wildly different and highly rewarding one, both for them and for their young daughter. Often, when working the fair circuit, they are able to work with ride companies and performers they have worked with within the last few years, making every fair something of a small reunion, even while they build revolving communities with the new acts and attractions who join the fair family. “We’ll all go out to the China Buffet locally, and we’ve got the people who do the extreme breaking team sitting across from the guy who runs the pig races, sitting across from the hypnotist sitting next to the illusionist, who’s sitting next to the people who run the sea lion show,” Josh recounted. “We were all kind of laughing about it. We were like, ‘If they only knew what we all do.’ What a weird, strange group of people we are. It’s fun.” In addition to fairs, the Knotts perform at universities, school fundraisers and company retreats. For months at a time, they will perform on cruise ships, coming home from November to May to plan a new show and rehearse using the props in their warehouse. But, Josh said, they have a special spot in their hearts for the fair circuit. “The nice thing you get at the fair that you don’t get in any of the other markets you can work in is that you’re coming into someone’s community,” he said. “When you’ve got somebody onstage, more than likely audiences are recognizing the guy from their church, or their schoolteacher or the guy who lives down the street, and you’re making stars out of the people from the town when they’re onstage. You don’t get that when you’re on a cruise ship. You don’t get that when you’re in Vegas or Pigeon Forge or wherever you would be. They’re all strangers coming together in those places. But here, everybody knows each other. That’s the cool thing about fairs.” Another great thing about fairs, he said, is the team effort it takes to pull them together, and the temporary community he and his family get to join every year. “When you go to the fair, what do you get excited about?


FAIR SCHEDULE Monday, Oct. 17

Tuesday, Oct. 18

Parade begins at 5 p.m. downtown $5 admission; portion going to Bulloch County Food Bank

Gates open at 4 p.m. $20 wrist stamp until close

Wednesday, Oct. 19

Gates open at 4 p.m. FREE admission for military $20 wrist stamp until close

Gates open at 4 p.m. All students get in free with ID

Thursday, Oct. 20

Friday, Oct. 21

Saturday, Oct. 22

Gates open at 4 p.m. Moonlight Madness $15 wrist stamp, 8 p.m.–1 a.m.

Gates open at 1 p.m.–12 a.m. Wrist stamp all day long $22 gets unlimited rides

Eating the food, seeing the show, riding the rides — really, everybody is part of the big picture,” he said. “So when we come in, we’re really happy to be part of it. And if we fit — which so far we’ve done pretty well with — we end up being part of these communities for a few years before our rotations take us in a different direction.” You can see Josh and Lea Knotts and their assistant, Trey, at

the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair each night from Monday, Oct. 17, to Saturday, Oct. 22. For ticket information and a full schedule of fair events, check out the schedule in the box above. Get a glimpse of the death-defying feats you can expect from Extreme Illusions and Escapes on their website, illusionsandescapes. com. You can find videos of their past performances by searching “Extreme Illusions and Escapes” on YouTube. October 2016 • 9

ROCKtoberfest by Brittani Howell


ack in July, Airbound Entertainment and Eagle Creek Brewing Company teamed up for their first joint outdoor music festival. The event was an experiment in an effort that Airbound owner William Bridwell hoped would lead to his ultimate goal: to make large outdoor concerts a regular occurrence in Statesboro. Now the rhythm-and-brews team is joining forces again for what Bridwell calls “Round 2”: ROCKtober Fest, another outdoor music festival right in time for the usual Oktoberfest festivities that crop up in the fall. And, Bridwell said, “It’s gonna be awesome.” Bridwell had a rough outline of ROCKtober Fest planned about a week before Eagle Creek Music Fest took place, hoping community engagement with the event would prove enough to support a second event. With over 420 tickets sold for a festival held outdoors in the scorching Southern summer — and having only three weeks to promote the event — the Eagle Creek Music Fest had a respectable showing. Starting a music festival is no easy feat, and profit margins are tight — a truth that stands in Statesboro as well as larger markets like Atlanta and Savannah. For an inaugural festival event, breaking even is a promising accomplishment and one that bodes well for future endeavors. That’s what Bridwell is hoping, anyway. And he has big goals for Statesboro’s music scene. “We’re hoping that people continue to come out and support so we can do the monster 3,000- to 5,000-person outdoor concerts

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on a regular basis,” he said. Four bands are on the schedule for the festival set for Saturday, Oct. 22, and all four are bands that have played the Boro before, though they may be new to audience members who no longer consider themselves part of the “college crowd.” Opening the festival is homegrown jam-turned-rock band The Orange Constant, who made the move to Athens last year. They’ll be stopping by on their way to a show with Greensboro-based jam band The Mantras, who will be playing at Barrelhouse South in Savannah on the same night as ROCKtober Fest. Taking the stage after The Orange Constant is The Bama Gamblers, a Southern rock outfit out of Auburn. Following them are the two headlining acts of the festival: The Vegabonds, a “New South Rock” group from Nashville, and CBDB, who play a kind of progressive rock and jam music that they label “joyfunk.” “The bands that we have lined up are just perfect for this — and I know I’m probably a little biased,” Bridwell said. Nevertheless, between the fall weather and the football schedule for some of the region’s most popular teams — Georgia Southern, which will be playing an away game against New Mexico State, and UGA, who will not be playing that weekend — Bridwell hopes to draw crowds from as far away as Athens to rock out at ROCKtober Fest. As with Eagle Creek Music Fest, tour and tasting packages will be available at the brewery for patrons who wish to participate in the Oktoberfest part of ROCKtober Fest. Early bird tickets to the event are $10 and can be purchased through a Xorbia link on the event Facebook page. Regular tickets will be available for purchase for $15 on the day of the event. •

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Tailgate Tattler By alex brown


o right. That was the only rule legendary Georgia Southern head coach Erk Russell ever gave his players: “Just do right.” We are adults. We know right from wrong. Sure, at times in life there are some grey areas, but for the most part, the difference between right and wrong is pretty clear. It really shouldn’t be that hard. Unfortunately, we had some fans who didn’t do right during the Eagles’ football season opener — and word got out about it. Had Georgia Southern folks been following Erk’s rule, this situation would have never come up. Anytime I hear about someone representing Georgia Southern in a negative way, I’m disappointed. I’m disappointed because this is my alma mater. This is my university. And I’m proud of it. I realize that Georgia Southern fans are extremely passionate about the Eagles and, in the heat of the moment during a game — especially when you mix an overzealous fan and a day full of drinking — sometimes things are said or done that may be a bit over the line. But there is absolutely no excuse for what happened

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during the Savannah State game. None. I understand that the vast majority of fans are there to support the boys in blue and white and enjoy a day at Our House. Most Georgia Southern fans are very respectful of our opponents and their fans. Most are at least civil when opposing fans or players are nearby, and many even go as far as offering food or beverage if someone wearing different colors walks by at a tailgate. Personally, I love the “hospitality before and after, but kick your butt for the 60 minutes in between” philosophy. Every program has its bad apples, and all teams across the country are going to have supporters who make the entire fan base look like jerks. It’s not just a Georgia Southern problem. I get that. But — and yes, I’m very biased — I like to think my alma mater is better than that. By no means am I saying we should sit down and be quiet during games. No sir. This is Georgia Southern: We are rowdy, we make noise and we give opponents hell. But there is a way to do all of that without giving the entire Eagle Nation a bad name — not to mention breaking Erk’s only rule. Believe it or not, you can deck yourself out in blue and white, yell until your voice gives out, talk trash, tailgate all day and “get after their asses” without throwing objects at people or on the field and screaming obscenities at the top of your lungs. Oh, and another little trend that has happened far too often in the last few years (that I hope TV didn’t pick up and I only heard because I’m sitting nearby): chanting the f-bomb in unison. Really, people? That’s the best you can do? Let’s show a little more creativity. Trash-talk is an art form. Get in their heads and have them wishing they had never set foot in Paulson, but do it with some class. Stringing together four-letter words and racial or sexual comments that have no place in our society doesn’t make you cool or funny. It doesn’t make you a good trash-talker. It just makes you look ignorant, and it makes my alma mater look bad. And I don’t appreciate it. True Blue Georgia Southern alumni and fans are as passionate about their Eagles as the most rabid of fan bases you’ll find anywhere. That’s one of the things I love about my university. But sometimes that passion gets misdirected and folks get carried away. And sometimes it goes way too far. Georgia Southern is better than what was depicted in newspapers a couple of weeks ago. When Georgia Southern wins, let’s win with class. I hate talking about Georgia Southern losing, but when it happens, let’s do it with dignity. Congratulate the opposing team and wish them well. Most of the time, they already know how fortunate they are to have beaten Georgia Southern. I guess I just expect more from my alma mater, and I believe that expectation is justified. We all know Georgia Southern is a special place with special people. Let’s allow others to see that too. Georgia Southern football has earned nationwide respect on the field, but when stories like this come out, that respect is tarnished. My alma mater’s reputation is tarnished. Too many people have worked too hard to get this university and its football program where it is today for that to be happening. Show some pride in your university. After all, this place is pretty great. And by all means, give it everything you’ve got on game day, but don’t do it in a way that makes us all look bad. It’s pretty simple. Just do right.



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From the Statesboro Herald, Sept. 8: A man who threw a bottle at a Savannah State University cheerleader during Saturday’s game against Georgia Southern University was escorted from Paulson Stadium, but not arrested. Around 6:30 p.m. Saturday, a 22-year-old resident student of GSU reportedly threw a plastic bottle, striking Savannah State cheerleader Ma’Kyah Sims in the face, according to GSU Police incident reports. Sims did not wish to press charges, nor did she want anything else done, according to the reports, but she later posted a comment on Facebook that became widely read, with a variety of comments addressing the act and alleged racial slurs she said were uttered. …The 22-year-old Mt. Dora, Fla. man was detained by officers and escorted from the stadium. He will be judicially referred, meaning any disciplinary action will be handled by university officials. The incident, not reported until 12:10 p.m. Wednesday, was listed as alcohol-related and stated the incident involved a group of people. No one else was listed in reports. The offender’s name is withheld as he was not arrested or charged with a crime GSU spokesperson Jennifer Wise said the university discussed the incident with Savannah State officials.

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From Savannah State cheerleader Ma’Kyah Sims’ Facebook post: “My first last away game was bittersweet. I can sit here and say as long as I’ve been cheering me and my cheer mates have never experienced racial discrimination until today. From bottles being thrown at us, to being called all the unholy names! This maybe the worst cheer experience ever! I’m just so disappointed in the Georgia Southern fans and there cruel racial comments and actions.”

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by Brittani Howell

erformed by a live “shadow cast” acting out the show alongside the cult classic film, The Rocky Horror Picture Show has been attracting fans from Georgia Southern University and the surrounding area for well over a decade. While each year’s audience is made up of plenty of first-time viewers (called “virgins” by the film’s fans) the Averitt’s Rocky Horror production is kept alive by a consistent, dedicated group of actors who just can’t get enough of bringing the annual spectacle to Statesboro. Take Bob Peterson, for example. Peterson has been performing in the shadow cast since 2003, playing the part of Riff Raff while Rocky Horror was still produced on campus by Georgia Southern students. In 2008, when it looked like a lack of organization and a shortage of support might put an end to the tradition, Peterson — a GSU alum by then — intervened with a group of friends to pull it back from the brink. They secured the Emma Kelly Theater with the help of Robert Faller, the Averitt Center’s technical director, and got word out to local media outlets that the show would go on. “We kind of haphazardly whipped together an entire cast of friends who had already done it, and just BS-ed it,” Peterson said. “We did it for one night and had to turn people away. We packed the whole house.” That was nine years ago. This year, Peterson will reprise his role as Riff Raff — which he has held for almost 15 years — while Faller mans the light booth. They are accompanied by a huge cast of 45 additional people, many of whom are repeat performers. Megan Bowen has been part of the cast since 2009, first as an aisle-dancing Transylvanian and later as her favorite character Magenta, sometimes adding directing duties to her stage role. Her husband, Charlie, has held the starring role of Dr. Frank N Furter for six years. “I loved it from the moment I walked in the door and saw people in costume — which is, you know, not much,” said Megan, who saw Rocky Horror for the first time at the Averitt’s inaugural performance. “They were strutting around with such confidence, like they owned the room. Women, especially in the Bible Belt, aren’t really encouraged to own their own sexuality — but they did! And they were being celebrated for it.” More than just an unconventional night of entertainment, Rocky Horror fills a sort of social gap for many people, especially in the LGBTQ community. Particularly in the 80s and 90s, when hysteria over the AIDS epidemic contributed to a national climate against LGBTQ people, Rocky Horror was a literal safe space where crossdressing was comfortable and heteronormativity didn’t have to be the norm. 14 • CONNECT Statesboro

While times have certainly changed, regional attitudes and national tragedies like the Orlando shooting of a gay night club indicate that such spaces are still welcomed by — if not necessary for — people in those communities. “The show felt kind of like a big win in the face of all of the homophobia so many of us grew up around in the South,” Bowen said. “And the fact that it was a packed house in Statesboro? It meant that I wasn’t alone in feeling that way. It was one of the first times in my life I felt a real sense of camaraderie in my hometown.” It’s a feeling she works to inject into each year’s performance. “The show is an important space for us and for a lot of LGBTQIAP+ people who are involved and aren’t given a whole lot of space in our community to celebrate themselves and be celebrated,” Bowen said. “That spirit of pride and confidence and celebration is something we have worked hard to create and maintain over the years, and it’s something we are always thrilled to be able to bring back each year.” At most, Rocky Horror has lasting appeal because it provides an outlet and a safe space for those who feel that it gives them a rare opportunity to be themselves and let loose. And at the very least, Bowen said, it encourages people “to get a little weird and celebrate being themselves.”

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Arsenic and Old Lace by Brittani Howell


very family has a few skeletons in the closet. Sometimes, it’s the family that put them there. That’s what Mortimer Brewster, a newly engaged theater critic, discovers in the Averitt Center’s Arsenic and Old Lace. When he drops by his doting aunts to deliver the news of his upcoming nuptials, the sweet, affectionate spinsters confess that they’ve picked up a new hobby: assisting elderly men in an expedited trip to the afterlife and burying the bodies in the basement. What follows is a frantic weekend of cover-up exploits as Mortimer tries to keep his aunts, homicidal brother Jonathan and delusional brother Teddy (who thinks he is Theodore Roosevelt) away from his fiancée, Elaine, so she won’t become embroiled in the escalating insanity — and hilarity. Helming the production is director Lisa Abbott, associate professor of theatre at Georgia Southern University and director of many Averitt Center productions, including Oliver! and Honk! Abbott directed a scene from Arsenic when she was an undergraduate student and knew at once that she wanted to stage the whole play. She told Connect that it has been on her directing “bucket list” (pun intended?) for a very long time. “It’s one of my favorite shows, and I really can’t do it at the college level,”

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Abbott said, adding that much of the humor of Arsenic is dependent on casting age-appropriate actors. The play is a madcap, fast-paced black comedy in the style of the 1930s and 40s, with rapid-fire dialogue and quick scene progressions, and demands comedic finesse from its actors. Rising to the challenge in Abbott’s cast are several familiar faces from the Averitt STARS, including leading man JJ Crawford (Mortimer), whose notable performances include Harold Hill in The Music Man and Emile de Becque in last spring’s South Pacific. “This kind of humor is right up (JJ’s) alley,” Abbott said. Crawford is accompanied by Deborah Hill and Eileen Baynes, who play Mortimer’s indulgent and homicidal aunties; Ashley Whittemore as Mortimer’s fiancée, Elaine; and John Parcels and Brooks Adams, taking the roles of Mortimer’s brothers. Rounded out by a large supporting cast, Arsenic promises lots of physical humor and dramatic irony. “It’s classic comedy with a lot of unexpected twists and turns,” Abbott said. Just in time for Halloween, Arsenic and Old Lace will run at the Averitt Center on Oct. 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m., and on Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for youth and GSU or OTC students with current student IDs. Tickets can be purchased at the door or at the box office, in person or by calling (912) 212-2827.

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was on third base, eyes on home plate, and the love of my life was up to bat. I don’t know what inning it was or how many outs the team had. I am not a softball player, but I was giving it the good old college try. I had never made a run. I had never even made it to third base. After the quiet pitch, I heard the metal crack of contact and started sprinting toward home. It was a ground ball and wound up quickly in someone’s mitt. Peripherally, I saw the ball changing hands and heading toward home plate. I picked up speed, leaping a little to make contact with the base before the catcher did. That’s when I heard the second crack. My leg gave out beneath me. I did a somersault into the cage behind the catcher and felt the metal weave undulate against my skull before I pulled myself up and hopped to the bleachers. And no, to answer your question: I did not make the run. As I am wont to do, I insisted I was fine, and waited a week before seeing the doctor, who told me after one x-ray that I’d broken my leg clean through. What

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followed was seven months in a cast and another in a boot. Days were long and hard to fill, but during those months, what saved me from absolute cabin fever was rediscovering something I have always loved to do: read. My mother was the kind of girl who read in secret with a flashlight after bedtime, and so my sister and I were practically raised in several branches of the library. As a preteen, I had to be convinced to socialize when I was too caught up in my Christopher Pike series, or I was told to “put the book down” to join my family for dinner. As I grew older, school demanded my textual attention. I majored in English literature, so I was still reading a lot, but I wasn’t choosing to engage with texts of my own volition. In my college years, as the Internet became de rigueur, the world grew visually overwhelming and moved so quickly. Like most people of my generation, my attention span was abbreviated. At the time I broke my leg, I hadn’t read in years, but after that grave injury, books once again held me as a captive audience. In my typical go-big-or-go-home

fashion, I didn’t just decide to read again. I decided to read the Big Ones: books so big they hurt my wrists, so my partner built a bed tray to rest them upon; books with vast universes of interpretation and reading guides. I read The Executioner’s Song, Gone With the Wind, The Thorn Birds, Infinite Jest, The Time Traveler’s Wife, Middlemarch, The Prince of Tides, Beach Music, Hawaii, The Satanic Verses, Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead, among others. I reread Jane Eyre, Tess of the D’Urbervilles and Anna Karenina. I thought the world had ended the day I got my cast and retired to the bed with the pets, but it turns out another life was picking up, just where it had left off: I was once again the girl who couldn’t put her book down, eyes scanning the page with fervor before joining real humans for dinner. With the snap of that bone, for better or worse, my world slowed down. I recognized an earlier, less harried self, with time again for books. Time again to give myself headaches, reading for hours by lamplight.

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gain with one of the greatest sports video games created, developer Visual Concepts and publisher 2K Sports have created the 18th installment in the NBA 2K franchise, NBA 2K17. The basketball simulation video game can be played on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360. Paul George graces the cover of the regular edition while Kobe Bryant covers the Legend Edition. In Spain you can find Pau Gasol as the cover athlete, while Danilo Gallinari is on the Italy cover. Like the previous games in the series, players can simulate the experience found in the National Basketball Association (NBA) while enjoying other game modes like MyCareer, MyGM, MyLeague and MyTeam. Also offered are classic NBA teams as well as national and EuroLeague teams. NBA 2K17 includes 50 licensed songs that create a robust and jamming soundtrack. The game is still visually stunning, although some players look a little too skinny or too chunky. The presentation is as solid as ever and has even been enhanced with a few additions. The game has added a few more announcers who rotate between games, pairing Kevin Harlan and Greg Anthony with the likes of Chris Webber and Brent Barry. Players can expect all the old announcers to make a return alongside newcomers David Aldridge, Steve Smith, Greg Anthony and Clark Kellogg. The developers added new gameplay elements as well. This year, players’ shooting has been tweaked and the bar works as it should: It fills to an all-green that means a 100-percent-made basket. Also, crossovers and other dribbling moves can be chained together to pull off fluid, stunning moves with beautiful animations. Even the AI has been updated to react more intelligently and realistically. MyCareer has been updated once again. It’s now back to being non-linear and focusing on your character and his new rookie teammate, Justice Young, played by actor Michael B. Jordan. The focus of this year’s MyCareer is grinding your way through practices and the relationship with Justic Young. All in all, NBA 2K17 is another “Grade A” video game that does not disappoint. Created players have tons of options in the MyCareer story mode as well as the online mode. Although the presence of microtransactions for created players give those with deep pockets a small advantage, the game as a whole is allencompassing and impressive.

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exit the highway and wind down the nearly deserted backroad toward downtown Crawfordville. I’m following the brown signs for A. H. Stephens State Park and ignoring my GPS. It’s not the most direct way, with a right-hand dog-leg turn and a speed limit that feels like a standstill after over an hour on the highway. I almost miss the park entrance because it’s smack-dab in the middle of a residential street. When I did my research in the weeks before visiting, I had learned that the park was popular with horseback riders, so I was a little taken aback. I pull into the small parking lot between a woman who looks like she’s taking a nap and another vehicle that I later learn belongs to very knowledgeable park ranger — my tour guide, Scarlet. She’s on the front porch of the museum building when I walk up, and she immediately strikes up a conversation about the Georgia Southern T-shirt I’m wearing. As I pay the five-and-change for the A. H. Stephens home tour, she tells me that she used to work at Fort McAllister, so she knows the Statesboro area pretty well. I take a few minutes to walk around the museum before heading over to the house. The museum houses one of the state’s best collections of Civil War artifacts. Some of the weapons and documents on display appear to be in near-mint condition. Almost every artifact is tied directly to a real person in some way, excerpts from soldier’s letters to loved ones lining the walls. There was something beautiful but profoundly sad about it. One of the stories I found most compelling was that of a tattered battle flag carried by a Georgia regiment into Gettysburg, one of the war’s bloodiest battles. Most historians consider Gettysburg to be the turning point in the war, the point of no return for the Confederacy and near assurance of victory for the Union. For the men marching with that flag that day, it was life or death. That’s the thing about history: It’s messy. It’s full of flawed people who committed injustices that are difficult for us to understand and atone for. We study history so we can learn from it, so we can 22 • CONNECT Statesboro

try never to make the same mistakes again, but it’s easy to make history faceless. The tour of the home of Alexander Hamilton Stephens, congressman, Confederate vice president and governor, brings you face to face with history. Liberty Hall is a beautiful home, meticulously restored to the way it was in 1875, just before Stephens’ death. Most of the original furniture and artifacts were returned by family members once the home became a museum. Everywhere you look there are details of someone else’s life: the hardwood floor painted orange and black to imitate tile, the delicately flowered wallpaper, the medicine bottles on the bedside table. It’s like walking in someone’s front door to find them absent but expected back any minute. Stephens is a fascinating character, rising up from poverty to be one of the most powerful men in the state. After his death, everything he had was split equally between his sister’s family and his slaves. Unfortunately, like many wealthy Southerners in the 1800s, Stephens was a slave owner. His approach was different than most: He considered Henry and Eliza to be a part of his family. They ate meals with him and wore the same clothes that he did. Their small home on the property is full of portraits that Stephens had made of them and their children. Stephens was a radical figure for his time in many ways, but he was still affected by the society in which he lived and its mistaken beliefs. While Scarlet shows me the library and kitchen, it begins to rain heavily — one of those thick bands of fast-moving storms that seem like they come out of nowhere. We loiter on the porch for a few minutes, hoping the storm will pass, while I pepper her with all the questions I can think of. The museum closes at 5 and I’m the last tour of the day. It’s a two-hour drive down to Statesboro in this mess, parts of which I will make at a crawling 35 mph, squinting to see the taillights of the car in front of me. But the whole way home and for weeks afterward, I can’t help thinking about how much we owe to history — and how much we still have to learn.


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Horrorscopes Libra: The stars know what you did last summer, and they haven’t forgotten about it. Karma — who, in this case, is an off-brand Slenderman (called Skinnyboy because of copyright issues) — is waiting for you in the darkest corners of your nightmares. Don’t turn around; it’s always watching you. It’s waiting to tear you apart mentally until there’s nothing left. Other than that, expect a pretty upbeat and positive month. Scorpio: It seems like 2016 is the year of unfortunate deaths and you, Scorpio, are no exception. Should have gotten Life Alert while it was on sale, because it’s too late now. The universe is giving you a two weeks’ notice before firing you from this glorious life. Due to overbooking of the afterlife, we unfortunately will be holding you in the first level of Dante’s Inferno. It’s not bad, just a lot of walking and slow Wi-Fi. Sagittarius: As mentioned in Libra, the stars have had some legal hiccups with their team of lawyers and have therefore been unable to acquire the rights to certain intellectual properties. As planned, this was going to be a lucky month with a spooky little twist, but due to said hiccups we can only disclose that you will meet an unfortunate end with an evil hockey goalie. We recommend avoiding wooded areas due to the likeliness of the popular film Friday the 13th, which we do not have the rights to. We suggest meeting this bloody end somewhere like Walmart or a local church. Capricorn: Grab that pumpkin spice latte and a blanket, because it’s time to cozy up and enjoy a month of Halloween-themed fun! Mercury is in retrograde, meaning that you’re lucky! So lucky, in fact, that the two thorns in your side will no longer be around to bother you! Get ready for some peace and quiet when Sagittarius and Scorpio are long gone. 24 • CONNECT Statesboro

Aquarius: The stars are aligned and it’s time to make that purchase you’ve been contemplating! Mercury is slightly to the left of Venus, which means your sports skills are at an all-time high. It’s time to start trying out hockey! This sport is exactly what you need to get you out of this rut you’ve been in. Go out, buy a goalie mask and skip your meds. This is your moment, Aquarius. Give in to the voices, get that hockey equipment and go have some fun! Pisces: It’s time for the Game of the Month! The universe is in your favor and has left a cash prize for you hidden at the GPS location 32.4567070, -81.7678480. Be sure to go at midnight. It’s safe — the stars say so.

Aries: What a month this will be for you, Aries! The harvest moon is almost upon us and therefore the stars have aligned to make your month sweeter than a candied apple! There is one condition, though. You need to not sleep. Our legal department was able to get the rights to Freddie Kruger, but we do not have any creative say on how he will be used. We think that it’s in your best interest to skip catching any Zs for the rest of the month.

Taurus: Everyone knows what’s hidden in your closet, Taurus. Mother will be disappointed. Gemini: Oh, Gemini, it’s been real. Unfortunately, in an attempt to make Capricorn’s month a little easier (due to the high volume of stress from the previous month), we had to make a deal with the devil. Now, we don’t mean this as a cliché — we truly mean we had to sell your soul in exchange for the greater good. You may notice a lack of empathy in the near future, as well as headaches and nausea. Common side effects are trouble sleeping, hallucinations and the urge to vote for Trump. Call your doctor if these urges persist longer than a few hours. Who needs a soul? Not you.



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Virgo: It’s too early to put out your Christmas decorations, Virgo. Chill.

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Leo: The shadow of Venus is cast upon your bedroom this month, which means it’s prime time for some selfcare. Go buy a bath bomb, cut up a cucumber to put on your eyes, and lay back in the tub to relax. Sidenote: Mars is aligned with the moon, which means the likeliness of you dying in a shark attack or drowning is increased.



















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A HECK OF A DEAL! Ladies and Gents, Alligator Soul is proud to announce that we will be opening at 5:00 pm! So, for all of you early dinner diners, we have something for you. But wait, theres more...We are also instituting HAPPY HOUR! Happy Hour will run Monday-Thursday from 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm. All drinks (Specialty Cocktails Included), beer (Bottled and Draft), wine (By the Glass Only) and liquor (Including Top Shelf) will be BUY 1 Get 1 Free for Each Guest that participates... We hope that you all will come out and join us.

(912) 232-7899 | 114 BARNARD STREET | SAVANNAH, GA 31401


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Connect Statesboro October 2016  

The Arts, Entertainment, & Lifestyles Magazine of Statesboro

Connect Statesboro October 2016  

The Arts, Entertainment, & Lifestyles Magazine of Statesboro