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Sarah Beth Ariemma Lauren Davidson Jimmy Holder Samantha Severin Jon Joiner I have to say that I was pretty stoked to hear that we decided to cover the fine art of tattooing in this issue. I have a few and each of them tell a story. My first tattoo has a really interesting story. I wanted one for so long that when I was finally of age to get one, all I asked my mom to get me for my birthday was money for the tattoo. Well, I think I have the coolest mom around because she obliged. I actually left school and went straight to the parlor and got my first piece of ink. It was a simple piece, just my initials in an old english style font on my bicep. The typical tattoo most guys start out with. I loved it (and still do) and sported as many tank tops as I could. I’ve since added to my collection and found quickly that tattoos can be quite addicting. I stopped several years ago, but lately I’ve had the urge for some more ink. For me, tattoos are a work of art and being in graphic design, art is huge for me in
that it is an expression of self. Your choice of tattoo shows something that you are passionate about or that has special meaning to you. My second tattoo, while not totally regrettable, may end up getting worked over. This would probably fall in one of Samantha’s do’s and don’ts she lists in her article inside. I made the decision on this particular tat after a nasty breakup with a girlfriend. I don’t recommend doing that. My rant on my love of tattoos really comes to this; be yourself. Get something you like because it represents you, not because it’s the cool thing to do or the latest fad/design i.e. Chinese symbols. See Samantha’s article for more on that. Get your ink on.
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Art, Entertainment and Culture in the ‘Ville
Dining at Lieu’s Local foodie Lauren Davidson travels to take on their sweet and sour chicken.
Stokeswood Erupts Atlanta-based indie rock band Stokeswood brings their unique sound to the local stage.
True of False We scope out various trivia places around town and discover just how much you really have to know.
Tatted Up Out with the subculture and in with the mainstream, tattoos are a form of expression that’s much less taboo these days.
Q&A We sat down with Angie Ghessling to speak to her about the future of jobs in Milledgeville.
Also check out..... Local Beer Review................................................8 Jimmy Holder of the Brick shares his love for good beer and gives us his recommendation for good beer in the city.
Dining Guide .........................................................8 This is not your average dining guide. We sorted them by cuisine so you can easily find Chinese or Mexican and also get a quick glance at the prices to expect.
Fashion.................................................................12 A storefront view of some of the items sold at the Precise Clothing Company.
Opinions...............................................................16 How do the people of Milledgeville feel about the downtown construction known as the Streetscape project?
from the foodie
Lieu’s serves up fine Chinese dining experience By LAUREN DAVIDSON Lieu’s Peking has received the Reader’s Choice award for best Chinese restaurant for the past five years, and I can definitely see why. I’ve eaten at several Chinese restaurants around Georgia in the past and I can confidently say that Lieu’s tops them all. At first glance, the scenery inside is decorated beautifully, the quality and taste of their food is outstanding, and the customer service more than exceeded my expectations. Recently I dined at the restaurant for lunch and ordered their Sweet and Sour Chicken entrée, reasonably priced at $5.50. The meal came with a choice of Hot and Sour Soup or Egg Drop soup, a side of fried rice, an egg roll and a
small plate of fried wontons. I started my meal off with the Egg Drop Soup. It tasted delicious and was at the exact temperature I like for my soup to be, not too hot not too cold. Next came the Sweet and Sour Chicken. Let me just say it tasted wonderful. The chicken was tender, and the sweet and sour sauce, which they make in-house, was just how I like it, and the red and green bell peppers, pineapple and sliced carrots stir fried into the chicken were on point. Then came the egg roll. Now the egg roll is the item on the menu I always look forward to when dining at a Chinese restaurant. Lieu’s egg rolls are the best because they taste fresh and aren’t overloaded
with grease at all. To top off my meal, I tried the fried rice, which was cooked to excellence and had just the exact amount of egg and peas that I like. The meal was fantastic and the portion size was rather large, definitely worth the money. I can assure you I’ll be visiting this restaurant again in the near future. The restaurant’s menu offers a variety of Chinese cuisine and all of it is fairly priced. Their lunch specialties run from $5.25 to $6.95 and the portion sizes of the meals are pretty large. Their daily menu offers customers choices of chicken, beef, pork, seafood, fried rice, lo mein and chow
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Stokeswood wakes up the ‘Ville By LAUREN DAVIDSON Pulling from influences such as The Whitest Boy Alive, Radiohead, Imogen Heap, MGMT, Vampire Weekend, Atlantabased indie rock outfit Stokeswood has never fallen short of delivering an energyfilled, mind-blowing performance that puts the crowd into a musical groove. “Anything we’ve got to do throughout the day doesn’t matter if we get to get on stage and play together,” said Jon Joiner, owner of downtown Milledgeville’s Amici and the band’s drummer. “There’s nothing quite like that feeling of a crowd of people giving it back to you, getting down to your music, singing your lyrics. We feel that and we in turn can produce even more energy, and it’s a reciprocal relationship with the crowd.” The band first met at Amici while attending college here in Milledgeville. Adam Patterson, lead singer, was hosting open mic night at the restaurant while Joiner was booking musical acts. The five soon-to-be bandmates started to hang out at the local restaurant and play around together on stage. Joiner says it was not until after college that the band officially formed. “Mark (Godwin) and Reed (Irvine) have known each other since childhood, but we started playing music together while attending GCSU. After college, Mark and Adam moved back to Atlanta, and moved into a house on Stokeswood Avenue,” said Joiner, the band’s drummer. “That’s where the band got its start. We started playing together out of the pure joy of performing music.” Before Stokeswood’s start, each member previously performed with several different bands including Bomb Chewey, Moonshine Still, Thelonius, Josh Robeet & The Hinges, Lionz, Dissension, Sam’s Busted Van, EDA, Papa Te Recante, Society Will. A year after the group started performing they collaboratively wrote and produced their first independent album titled “Carassia,” and they’re are currently recording their new album, “Neon White,”
which is due to release in early 2011. The band is currently an independent act, and with the help of their PR agent Galena Mosovich, who they met in Miami, the band has booked and performed shows in Milledgeville, Atlanta, Miami, New York and is currently getting international offers from venues in Montreal and Nassau. Joiner says the band collectively is very content with not being supported by a record label. “We’ve liked being independent. I mean we’re controlling our own destiny right now. We haven’t signed our life away or anything. We make the decisions on where we go, who we play for, and why and how long we’re going to be there. It’s kind of nice we have a real democratic process — we all get together and make a decision as a group over what we want to do and then we just go do it,” he said. They collaboratively write all of their own songs but from time to time at their shows they’ll whip out covers such as “Road To Nowhere,” by the Talking Heads, “Don’t Give Up,” by the Whitest Boy Alive, “Kids,” by MGMT and “Wake Up,” by Arcade Fire. The band will be performing Dec. 10 from at 11 p.m. at Amici on the very stage that started it all. The unique and fervent sound of lead singer Patterson’s voice paired with the brilliant musical talent of the band is sure to captivate any crowd leaving them begging for more.
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Jon Joiner Music Extraordinaire Music is the medicine of the mind. It has the ability to find us and move us and lift us up in ways that literal meaning can’t. Everyone enjoys music on some level. It allows us, regardless of our differences, to experience the same emotions. It brings people of all walks of life together. We listen to dance. We listen to cry. We listen to get pumped up. We listen to remember. We listen to relax. Most of us have a song that makes us feel better when we’re down. Whatever your reason to listen, you can get your fix right here in Milledgeville. Live music does it for me. It gets me going. It’s spiritual, emotional, physical and social and sometimes it can take me to a place where I can forget all my troubles for a while. I feel lucky to live here in Milledgeville. I’m able to see performances almost nightly. I can go see a recital at Georgia College, or go to open mic night downtown. But my favorite thing to do is go see live bands perform.
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be a mistake. — NIETZCHE WHO: Stokeswood GENRE: Indie Pop and Dance Rock. Have been described as Electro-acoustic LINEUP: Adam Patterson (guitar, lead vocals, synths); Mark Godwin (lead guitar, synths, vocals, harmonica); Reed Irvine (bass, piano, organ, synths, vocals); Jon Joiner (drums, synths, vocals); and Andrew Pollet (bass, vocals) RECENT RELEASE: “Carassia”
We have more than 15 venues here in Milledgeville to see live music. Whether it’s Luke Bryant at Capital City, Elastic Skyline at Amici, Josh Roberts & The Hinges at Buffington’s, The Scott Little Band at Cowboy Bills, The Macchios at Velvet Elvis, MJD at Mellow Mushroom or the annual Deep Roots Festival that showcases nationally touring acts. I think some of us don’t realize how good we have it. If you want to go see live music in Atlanta, you’re probably going to pay anywhere between $5 and $25 if not more. Here in Milledgeville the average cover
charge is $5. And this town has some great live music to offer. There are two upcoming shows in particular that I’d recommend. First off Nov. 19 The Macchios will be playing at Velvet Elvis. If weather permits, hopefully they will be playing on the back deck. (It’s one of the few places downtown where you can enjoy your beverage while being outside.) On top of giving a high energy, funpacked performance, this Friday The Macchios will be raising money for the Sheppard’s Spinal Center in Atlanta. So you know your $5 will be going to a good cause. Second, I want to recommend Stokeswood at Amici Dec 10. Stokeswood will be sure to get your feet tapping and booties shaking. These guys are traveling up and down the East coast, so catch them while you can. Plus it will be FREE admission because Amici never has a cover charge. So get out there and support local music. It’s something you shouldn’t take for granted. And at these prices, you’re sure to get your money’s worth. Make sure you check out the calendar in this publication for the where and when. Jon Joiner, co-owner of Amici, is a local musician, music lover, and member of the band Stokeswood.
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Going cheap doesn’t have to mean giving up flavor Jimmy Holder, Good Beer Afficionado
I received some feedback from my previous articles suggesting I should cover domestic light beers and/or cheap beers. While I admit their omission from my reviews has been intentional, I do not wish to infer light beers and cheap beers don’t have value. Light beers are great year round because in the summer they don’t slow you down and in the winter they don’t pack on the pounds like my favorite heavier ales tend to do, but honestly, I find light beers boring. They offer little more than bubbles and alcohol when compared to a hearty stout or IPA, so exploring the flavor profile of light beers is pointless. When choosing a light beer the key word is “light,” so why settle for the standard light beers? I reach for lighter. The Michelob Ultra line is the way to go. Their Ultra, Ultra Amber and Ultra Lime possess as much flavor one can hope for from a light beer and it’s lower in calories and carbs than say Bud Light or Miller Lite. Speaking of domestic schwag beers, let’s talk about cheap beers. Unlike light beers, cheap beers can offer flavor! I recently went to the local super center and noticed all of the beer price tags offered the price per fluid ounce. Staying under five cent an ounce, the cheap beer with the best flavor is Yuengling’s Original Black & Tan. Made by America’s oldest brewery, this dark brewed porter has hints of caramel and coffee. Its lower carbonation, compared to other cheap beers, increases its drinkability and finishes wet with notes of hops and bitter chocolate. Going cheap doesn’t mean going flavorless, so give Yuengling Black & Tan a try!
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Appleblee’s 106 Roberson Mill Rd. Sports bar, classic American dining, hot wings. LD • BAR • $-$$. (478) 453-8355. Buffington’s 120 W. Hancock St. Sandwiches, salads, hot wings and dining specials in a tavern-like setting. LD • BAR • $-$$. Weekdays 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Saturdays 11 a.m to 1:30 a.m.; also open Sundays. (478) 414-1975. Chili’s 2596 N. Columbia St. Bar and grill, hot wings. LD • BAR • $-$$. (478) 452-1900. Duke’s Dawghouse 162 Sinclair Marina Rd. Sandwiches and burgers. LD • BAR • $-$$. (478) 453-8440 119 Chops 119 S. Wayne St. Sports pub and nightly specials. LD • BAR • $-$$. (478) 387-4550.
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Pickle Barrel 1880 N. Columbia St. Café and sports pub. LD • BAR • $-$$. Sunday-Tuesday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. WednesdaySaturday 11 am - 11 pm Ruby Tuesday 2440 N. Columbia St. Classic American dining. LD • BAR • $-$$. (478) 452-5050. Velvet Elvis Supper Club 113 West Hancock St. Seafood, burgers, wings and more. LD • BAR • $$. Monday-Saturday 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. (478) 453-8226.
ASIAN Asian Bistro & Grill 124 W. Hancock St. Traditional Asian cuisine, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese and Thai. LD • BAR • $-$$$. Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Closed 3:30 to 5 p.m.; Sundays 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Bar hours Wednesday-Saturday 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. (478) 452-2886.
China Garden 1948 N. Columbia St. Wings and Chinese. LD • $-$$. (478) 454-3449. China Wings 3 1071 S. Wayne St. Wings and Chinese. LD • $-$$. (478) 453-3655. Great Wall 1304 N. Columbia St. Chinese. LD • $-$$. (478) 452-5200. Kai Thai 2600 N. Columbia St. Thai. LD • BAR • $-$$$. (478) 454-1237. Kuroshima Japanese dining. LD • BAR • $-$$$. (478) 451-0245. Lieu’s Peking Chinese. LD • BAR • $-$$. (478) 804-0083. Little Tokyo Steakhouse Japanese, sushi. LD • BAR • $-$$$. (478) 452-8886. Super China Buffet-style Chinese. LD • BAR • $-$$. (478) 451-2888.
dining in the ‘Ville BAKERIES The Goodie Gallery 812 N. Columbia St. Sandwiches, breads, salads, pastries and desserts. BL • $-$$. (478) 452-8080. Ryals 135 S. Wayne St. Pastries and fresh-baked goods. BL • $-$$. (478) 452-0321.
BARBECUE Old Clinton BBQ 2645 N. Columbia St. Ribs, pulled pork, country sides. Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sundays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. LD • $-$$. (478) 454-0080. Paradise Country BBQ 111 Old Montgomery Highway, at the corner of Highway 441 N. and Log Cabin Rd. Pork, ribs, chicken. LD • $-$$. (478) 452-8008. Pig in a Pit Barbecue 116 W. Hancock St. Pork, chicken, ribs. LD • $-$$. (478) 414-1744.
Soul Master Barbecue & Lounge 451 N. Glynn St. American barbecue. LD • $-$$. (478) 453-2790. BUFFETS/CAFES Country Buffet 1465 SE Jefferson St. Southern buffet dining. LD • $-$$. (478) 453-0434. Grits 132 Hardwick St. Home-cooked Southern dining. LD • BAR • $-$$. (478) 453-2520. Golden Corral 1913 N. Columbia St. Buffet-style American dining. BLD • $-$$. (478) 414-1344. Judy’s Country Kitchen 1720 N. Columbia St. Buffet-style dining. LD • $-$$. (478) 414-1436. Octagon Café Milledgeville Mall Sandwiches and salads. LD • $-$$. (478) 452-0588. Shrimp Boat 911 S. Elbert St. Serving Chicken & Seafood for more than 40 years. LD • $-$$. (478) 452-0559.
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Blackbird Coffee 114 W. Hancock St. Coffee, teas, pastries, desserts and sandwiches. BLD • $-$$. (478) 454-2473.
Amici Italian Café 101 W. Hancock St. Pizza, pasta and casual Italian dining. MondayFriday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Saturdays 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.; Sundays 11 a.m. to midnight. LD • BAR • $-$$. (478) 452-5003.
Jittery Joe’s 135 W. Hancock St. Coffee, teas, pastries, desserts and sandwiches. BLD • $-$$. (478) 452-7918. Starbucks 2400 N. Columbia St. Coffee, teas pastries, desserts and sandwiches. BLD • $-$$. (478) 454-4040.
The Brick 136 W. Hancock St. Brick oven pizza, pasta, salads and hot wings. Monday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. LD • BAR • $-$$. (478) 452-0089. Mellow Mushroom 2588 N. Columbia St. Gourmet pizza and sandwiches. Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sundays noon to 9 p.m. LD • BAR • $$-$$$. (478) 457-0144.
Aubri Lane’s 114 S. Wayne St. Steaks, seafood, contemporary Southern dining. Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; TuesdaySaturday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. dinner; closed Sundays and MEXICAN Mondays. Barberito’s LD • BAR • $$-$$$. 146 S. Hancock St. (478) 454-4181. Fast food, Southwesternstyle burritos, salads, fajitas Sylvia’s and tacos. 2600 N. Columbia St. LD • BAR • $-$$. Pasta and seafood, (478) 451-4717. Mediterranean-inspired. El Amigo Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. 2465 N. Columbia St. Fridays and Saturdays 11 Fine Mexican dining. a.m. to 10 p.m. LD • BAR • $-$$. LD • BAR • $$-$$$. (478) 453-0027. (478) 452-4444.
El Tequila 1830 N. Columbia St. Fine Mexican dining. LD • BAR • $-$$. (478) 414-1344. Margaritas Mexican Grill 2400 N. Columbia St. Central Mexico cuisine. LD • BAR • $-$$. (478) 453-9547. Puebla’s Mexican Restaurant 112 W. Hancock St. Mexican cuisine. LD • BAR • $-$$. (478) 452-1173. SEAFOOD/FISH Bo Jo’s Café 3021 N. Columbia St. Seafood and steaks by the lake. D • BAR • $$-$$$. (478) 453-3234.
Choby’s at Little River 3065 N. Columbia St. Fish and seafood by the lake. D • BAR • $$-$$$. (478) 453-9744.
STEAKHOUSES P.J.’s Steak House 3050 Highway 441 N. Steak and chicken by the lake. LD • BAR • $$-$$$. (478) 453-0060.
SPECIALTY Mida Sweet 201 S. Wayne St. Asian-inspired cuisine, specialty coffees, gelatos and ice cream. LD • $-$$. (478) 453-8634.
WINGS Bone Island Grill 208 Crooked Creek Marina Dr. Key West-style, Caribbeaninspired Southern seafood and steaks. Lunch FridaySaturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dinner WednesdayThursday, 5 to 10 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 4 to 12:30 a.m. Closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. LD • BAR • $$-$$$. (706) 485-9693.
AJ’s Hot Wings 2601 N. Columbia St., Suite 4 Hot wings, fish and burgers. LD • $-$$. (478) 804-0101.
Trivia time It’s more than what you know By SARAH BETH ARIEMMA A trivia game surrounded by good friends and great booze is the perfect end to a long day at school or work for many locals. Mellow Mushroom, Pickle Barrel Café, Buffington’s Bar and Grill, and Amici all feature rousing games of trivia, with excellent prizes to boot. Amici offers a free pitcher of beer to each team that wins one of the five rounds of trivia, as does Buffington’s. Mellow Mushroom sweetens the deal with $3 margaritas and $2 well drinks. For the best team name, Mellow Mushroom and Buffington’s give a free pitcher of beer for creativity. Mellow Mushroom trivia is held every Tuesday at 8 p.m. Winners receive a $50 gift card to the establishment, with the second place winner earning $25 toward their next Mellow Mushroom feast and third place receives $10. Staff member Kyle Taylor hosts the show every Tuesday, with Bo Sharretts flexing his bartending skills. “We host trivia in the main dining area by the bar. We get anywhere from 50 or 60 people on Tuesday nights. We limit the teams to six or seven people, but we have a ton of fun,” Sharretts said. Amici features “No Phone Trivia” on Monday nights with sign-ups beginning at 10:30 p.m. The catchy (and totally serious) name is to remind people that sometimes technology doesn’t provide all the answers, and during trivia, no smart phones, only smart people, are used. Tori Cantrell hosts the trivia competition, with random questions ranging from topics such as sports, popular culture, movies and music. The prize for winning is a $30 bar tab. Co-owner Bob Ewing helps to man triv-
ia every Monday night at Amici. “We started No Phone Trivia at the beginning of the semester and it has been really popular. It is just a lot of fun to go out and show off what you know,” he said. Buffington’s trivia is held every Wednesday night at 8:30, and features four rounds of trivia on topics including music, movies, general knowledge and a bonus round of trivia. Each bonus round question is chosen by the winner of last week’s trivia competition. Wing night is also held on Wednesdays, bringing in a large crowd hungry for both wings and knowledge. The overall winner receives $30 in “Buff Bucks,” for their next meal. Andy Davis works the trivia on Wednesday nights. “It is definitely one of our busiest nights a week. We have a lot of regulars here who stick around afterwards at the bar. It is a lot of fun and people love it,” he said. Teams range anywhere from one to eight people to compete for the $30 Buff Bucks. Pickle Barrel Café hosts a trivia match on Thursday nights at 8. First place winners receive $40 towards Pickle Barrel, second place winners receive $30, and third place winners take home $20. An Honorable Mention prize is determined by mixing all other team names in a hat and drawing for a $10 prize. Twenty questions are asked in a two-part game. After each round, players can bet all of their points on a bonus question after each round. Lindzy Barnett, a Pickle Barrel employee, loves trivia nights. “This is a super fun night and everyone is welcome to come join in the fun,” she said. You don’t have to tell us twice.
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By SARAH BETH ARIEMMA Precise Clothing Company is one of the newest boutiques in Milledgeville, but it’s as fashion-forward as any veteran store. Shayla Trawick, owner of Precise, is ready and available to assist any woman find her unique style. “I want every woman who enters my store to feel invited. I want her to see and choose something that accents her unique style. I go for an individual effect, and I want to offer women their leisure wear, as well as their evening wear,” Trawick said. Every piece featured in Precise is hand-chosen by Trawick. As for accessories, Trawick features numerous pieces created by artists in the community. These pieces are one-of-a-kind and unique to Precise. For the holidays, Trawick will feature a $25 and under table for accessories, as well as a buy one, get one 50 percent off anything in the store sale. “I try to keep my sales and deals fresh because I love to shop sales and I don’t feel like people should have to hunt for a deal in my store. We also feature a VIP card for $20 and every time it is used, 20 percent off will be taken off your priciest purchase. It is good for an entire year. I also give a 10 percent college discount, because I want every woman to be able to look and feel good on her budget,” Trawick said. Trawick encourages everyone to fan Precise Clothing on Facebook, because she gives deals and giveaways every week. “We’ll be opening on Black Friday at 7 a.m. and we’re always going to carry the latest styles and trends. I’m available for individual consultations, and I’m always happy to see you in the store.” Precise Clothing Company lends an eye for creativity and a flair for fashion. For every fashionista, Precise Clothing will be a perfect fit. Precise Clothing Company is located in the 1800 block of North Columbia Street near Sears. The store is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. On Saturdays the hours of operation are from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Trawick can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or (478) 4538555.
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Blackbridge Hall steps into The Collective Mind This asymmetrical cardigan with double lining features a twisted, detachable scarf to add more dimensions. $33 Wide belts are the look for fall, and this cardigan is paired with an elastic waist leather belt with a brass buckle and gold coins added for embellishment. $19.95
Georgia College’s Blackbridge Hall Art Gallery will present “The Collective Mind: Images of the Past and Pending” Nov. 29 through Dec. 3. The exhibition features drawings, paintings and collage by senior art major Casie Pace. A special gallery talk will take place Nov. 29 at 12:30 p.m. An opening reception will follow that evening at 7 o’clock. The work incorporates a variety of media, such as charcoal, ink, graphite, watercolor, and collage.
According to a press release, “The pieces illustrate how we collect memories, feelings, and ideas throughout our lives. As viewers walk through the gallery, they see an assortment of artwork as if within a sketchbook, much like how we collect ideas in our mind.” The Blackbridge Gallery is located on S. Clarke Street. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (478) 4454572.
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by Samantha Severin I got my first tattoo when I was 17. My mom made me promise that I would never get another one for the rest of my life. I knew that promise would be hard to keep. I came home a year later with another tattoo, still small and easy to hide. She wasn’t very upset, because she knew it would happen sooner or later. Another year went by and I came home with another, much larger and more visible tattoo. When I didn’t have any money, I tattooed myself with a needle and India Ink. There’s definitely a line between getting a tattoo and getting covered in tattoos. According to Charlie Riddle, a tattoo artist new to the downtown Milledgeville area, that line is crossed after the first tattoo. “Once people get their first tattoo, they realize that the pain is a lot more tolerable than they thought,” he said recently. Once reserved only for veterans, gang members, bikers and social deviants, tattoos now appeal to a much wider audience. People from all walks of life are getting tattoos for a variety of reasons: to memorialize a loved one, to claim affiliation to a Greek society, to commemorate
lines of their favorite poems and songs, or just to ornament their bodies. The list goes on and on. The New York Times cites a report from the Food and Drug Association that states that approximately 45 million Americans have tattoos. Not just a symbol of rebellion, tattoos are being viewed as a form of art that many people can appreciate. “People think all tattoos have to mean something. You can get a tattoo just because it’s pretty,” said Thomas Kimberly, aka Thomas the Electric Tattooer of Wayne Street Tattoos. Though tattoos are generally becoming more acceptable, Riddle warns potential tattooed folks that “in a business environment, tattoos can be distracting.” Tattoos on hands and necks are still in the taboo zone, and too many visible tattoos are still enough to prevent employment at some places. Many employers are jumping on the bandwagon and gathering the idea that tattoos are OK, depending on where you go. Whether a conversation piece, a memorial, or a personal reminder to “live, love and laugh” (or something like that), a tattoo is a personal (and permanent) expression.
Charlie Riddle shows off some of his ink.
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Samm Severin’s Tattoo Do’s and Don’ts No Chinese symbols. There’s a good chance that when you think you’re getting the symbol for “love” or “peace,” it might actually be the symbol for “$%&&#!!@” Tattoos aren’t supposed to be cheap. As the sign inside Wayne Street Tattoo says, “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of a low price is forgotten.” Just because it’s in style this year, doesn’t mean it always will be. A tattoo isn’t a dress; you can’t throw it away when it goes out of style. A barbed-wire armband might have been cool once, but it isn’t anymore. Same goes for anyone considering a nautical star tattoo. DO NOT GET A TATTOO ON YOUR FACE. Seriously, just don’t do it! Unless you’re Lil’ Wayne, it’s just not a good idea. Don’t get the name of your boyfriend/girlfriend/lover. I have seen so many people who have tattoos just to cover up the name of an ex that they got permanently inked into their skin. And, some believe that it can jinx the relationship. You guys remember Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee, right? Never get a tattoo while drunk. Intoxication will not only make your blood thinner and you more prone to bleeding, it will also impair your decision-making abilities. That tattoo of an apple pie won’t seem like such a good idea in the morning.
The more things change, the more they stay the same
“By the collision of different sentiments, says an eminent philosopher, sparks of truth are struck out, and political light is obtained.” When Seaton Grantland published the first edition of The Georgia Journal Nov. 13, 1809, he did so confidently, knowing that every reader understood the value of another newspaper advocating the rights of the people and instilling in them sound principles on political and moral subjects. “[It] is a truth too evident to require illustration,” he wrote. Despite readers’ modern reluctance to pay for that value, The ‘Ville subscribes to Grantland’s supposition — wherein any person speaking openly and honestly on the workings of the government will gather around them others of equal temper and passion so as to ignite dialogue on the great challenges of our times —in inaugurating publication of One Capital Removed, a regular column on Georgia, its General Assembly and the revolving cast of characters who’ve made the state noteworthy in times past, present and future. To celebrate the embarkation on this task of commenting on the present, the writer will oblige himself to stray from the agreed upon format of this column and seek the counsel of those who have come and gone before in attempts to evoke the spirit that led others to put their thoughts to the page in years past. History has much to tell us about our present and future, and as viewed through the lens of the Milledgeville Historic Newspaper Archive, Milledgeville’s past can provide ample insight into today’s issues, events and the idiom that “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” As a means to finding that end, readers
need not search farther than Grantland’s Prospectus of the Georgia Journal, to recognize the deep-seated suspicion and begrudging acceptance of political parties, as appropriated from Benjamin Franklin’s musing that the “different factions, which at present divide us, aim all at the public good; the differences are only about the various modes of promoting it.” And even recent converts to the political faith will recognize Phillip Guieu and John Jones’ entreaty in the February 1828 debut of The Southron that “every patriot should arm himself with the constitution and the laws, and oppose with the firmness of a free man, the efforts made to change the public institutions of the country.” Under that advice, few readers can question John Polhill’s July 1830 decision to open the first edition of The Federal Union with transcripts of the Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution and Washington’s Farewell Address, reasoning that although most subscribers have read these important documents, many have not paid them the attention they deserve. "The present seems to be an era of Constitutional discussions" — Polhill wrote almost 180 years before our current Constitutional fanaticism — "discussions which go back in argument to the primitive principles of our government." As if they were ripped from newspapers published just two weeks ago, these issues have a way of staying on the tips of people’s tongues: division between opposing political ideologies, fear over a perceived hijacking of the machinery of government and a desire to return to the fundamental building blocks of our republic. Like its predecessors in the Milledgeville penny press, One Capital Removed lays no claim to the knowledge necessary to answer these questions, nor does it make any guarantees on the veracity of the views expressed within this column. But like Seaton Grantland before me, I can promise that One Capital Removed "will not decline the discussion of political measures, or other subjects of general concern, where truth may probably be elicited by the enquiry."
Daniel McDonald is a former city and county government reporter for The UnionRecorder. Regular updates, and the electronic edition of this column, can be found at onecapitalremoved.com.
project streetscape What are your thoughts about downtown Milledgeville’s Streetscape project? Has it affected where you shop and eat? Do you think this project will be beneficial in the long run? Amy Powell “It’s taking my parking and it is a problem. It is a little congested when you drive. I think it will look great when it’s finished, I just hope that we are able to get more parking out of the new project.”
William Roberts “I don’t like that the cut those beautiful trees down. The parking is worse, and I hope it gets better. They want to draw people downtown, but they don’t want to clean it up faster for people to visit.”
Haley Dillman “I think that it is making Milledgeville look better. Why not do it now? If not now, they’ll never do it, because there is always a reason not to rip up the street and interfere with parking. They are doing work right now so it doesn’t look that fantastic, but when it is through it will look great."
Matt Galleps “It looks OK. It’s pretty destructive looking right now. It is a lot harder to get through traffic if you are driving, but if you are walking it is all right. You’ve just got to be careful where you step. When the project is through, Milledgeville will look a lot better.”
Louisa Flowers “As long as it looks better, I’m OK with it. It’s not good looking right now, but I’m sure that it will be soon. Sure, parking and driving is a little more difficult, but it won’t always be that way, so we’ve just got to hang in there.”
Tyree Adams “I wish they would have left the trees. The trees were the most historical part of Milledgeville, but the Historical Society didn’t stick up from them. You can rebuild a building, but you can’t re-plant a 100-year-old tree. They don’t need to waste taxpayer’s money like that. It would be better if we could get more parking."
— Compiled by Sarah Beth Ariemma
Q&A - Angie Gheesling
Gheesling Talks Jobs
Q&A with Angie Gheesling — Executive Director Milledgeville
Sitting at the helm of Milledgeville and Baldwin County’s development authority, Angie Gheesling has had a bird’s eye view of what’s transpired locally and statewide with regards to jobs over the past several months. But amid all the bad news and jobs reports of the past two years, her role as executive director has also placed her at the forefront in planning for better and hopefully brighter things to come. As we prepare to close out 2010 and turn our attention to the New Year, we recently spoke with Gheesling on jobs, education, the arts and how they all coincide, and the rough and tumble economic events Baldwin County has experienced and the forecast for the future. THE ‘VILLE: When you look back at 2010, how do you evaluate the progress Baldwin County has made with regards to jobs, business growth and economic development? AG: I think specifically in the last three months going forward to the end of the year, we’ve seen ourselves coming out of this spiral with the announcement of the new prison with GEO, which will bring in about 300 new jobs, and we’re planning a groundbreaking for the new Kroger. I think it’s good timing … leading up to the New Year. All of our existing industries are doing very well. They’re here and they’re invested, and a lot of time is spent in helping them to grow. THE ‘VILLE: Where do you see Baldwin County headed in those same areas in 2011? AG: I think that we’ve finally come to terms with the notion that we’ve got to look at different options. Air conditioning units aren’t going to be made in Baldwin County any longer. State jobs are not what they once were. I think we’ve got to work harder for our jobs now. We’re going forward with the notion that we’ve constantly got to work to bring in jobs. THE ‘VILLE: After months of setbacks and job losses, this community has gotten some positive news recently, with the
OneGeorgia grant for the new Kroger shopping center and the announcement of the new prison, do you think we’re finally, slowly turning the corner as far as growth and development? AG: There’s no need in getting over-confident, but yes, I do think we’ve turned a corner. But nobody’s getting complacent. THE ‘VILLE: How significant is this community attaining its Certified Word Ready Community status? AG: It’s very significant. I think my concern is that we don’t just stop there. This is really something that we can have to be apart in the re-building process. Now that the whole state has bought into the idea of the Work Ready program, we’re all going to be in this business of competition. THE ‘VILLE: What do you think are Baldwin County’s best qualities with regards to economic development and prospective businesses? AG: Our quality of life sets us apart, but typically, quality of life is one of the last steps in the process. The other things that go into it are … we’ve got an industrial park, a spec building, a good transportation system, but not an interstate, which makes the Fall Line Freeway even more important. The area we really need to spend time on is our workforce, and I think we’re on the right track. THE ‘VILLE: After the losses in state jobs Baldwin County has experienced of the past two years, is there are particular area, direction or trend you see Georgia headed with regards to economic development? AG: For us, we won’t totally loose sight of what we’ve been identified for in the past. We will continue to work with the Department of Corrections in growing that area (state jobs) because we can continue to build on that. We’re not going to totally abandon the notion that state jobs won’t build here. And we can continue to explore other areas. [For example] there are industries that we can target that rely
on our water [and our lakes]. I still stay attuned to our existing industries and how they can bring in other suppliers. THE ‘VILLE: What has Baldwin County learned during this economic recession that we can utilize in the future? AG: On the one hand we’ve all said we need to be mindful of putting all our eggs in one basket. That’s really easy to say … I think we know now that as a community, we need to not become complacent. … We’ve got to take care of our own. I think programs like Shop Local, which is really popular, sends that message. THE ‘VILLE: Any additional thoughts or comments? AG: I think in the whole training arena, I’ve realized that the youth right now in school may have that same notion that it’s easy to walk into jobs. I think through [the proposed Career Academy at Baldwin High School] we can expose students to other jobs. I think for all of us there’s got to be a change in our approach to our career paths. In the past, myself, along with our leaders across the state have really focused on the true manufacturer [and not looking as much at other job resources]. … I am so proud of this community to have three major job announcements [Kroger, Rivers Prison and a forthcoming expansion].
THE ‘VILLE: Since this is an arts and culture publication, what do you think of the future of the arts in Milledgeville? AG: Right now, it’s certainly untapped, and like a lot of good things, especially culturally, we need one clearinghouse [for information on events]. I think we need to tout what we do have going on. There’s definitely potential. THE ‘VILLE: What’s your favorite movie? AG: I like ‘The English Patient’ a lot and ‘Out of Africa.’ THE ‘VILLE: What’s your favorite quote? AG: “To the world I may be one person, but to one person I may be the world.” (Author unknown) THE ‘VILLE: What’s your favorite book and who is your favorite author? AG: I love non-fiction, and I also like James Patterson and Stuart Woods. I loved ‘Beach Music’ [by Pat Conroy]. It always comes to mind. THE ‘VILLE: What type of music do you listen to? AG: Normally I don’t turn on the radio in my car, but I like all kinds of music with the exception of techno. I’m also not a big country fan. — Compiled by Natalie Davis
Jay Durham “Imperial Bedroom” Elvis Costello and The Attractions
Books Released in 1982, “Imperial Bedroom” was ranked Best Album of the Year in “The Village Voice.” Costello used a piano to compose the groundwork of the tracks for this New Wave/Post Punk release. Notable tracks include: “Pidgin English” and “Man Out of Time.”.
Richard Kim “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith.
Kathryn Dee “Suburbs” The Arcade Fire
The man (woman really) on the street randomly asks local residents what they are reading and listening to right now.
It’s a mashup of Jane Austen’s novel and modern zombie fiction. It was released in April 2009.
Released in August 2010, “Suburbs” is The Arcade Fire’s third studio album. The lyrics are inspired by Win and William Butler’s upbringing in suburban Houston. The Arcade Fire is fronted by husband and wife, Win Butler and Regine Chassagne and six other touring members. Notable tracks include: “The Suburbs,” “Ready to Start” and “Modern Man.”
Jess McClure “Water for Elephants” by Sara Gruen Published May 2006 and now a soon-to-be film, “Water for Elephants” is told as a collection of memories from 93 year old Jacob Jankowski centering on his time in a traveling circus.
Tom Stockman “Taming the Cannibals” Ehnahre
- Compiled by Samantha Severin Released in November 2010, “Taming the Cannibals” is the second full-length album from the Avant-garde death metal band Ehnahre, continuing their tradition of combining classical poetry (their last release was all Yeats) with unrelenting extra-brutal and off-kilter death metal. Notable tracks include: “Foehn” (“check out that chord ringing out around 2.20,” he says).
Ivan Soto “The Brothers Karamazov” by Fyodor Dostoevsky. I started reading this book for my existentialist class. It’s kind of funny, and really weird. It has a lot to do with the separation of church and state.
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been rapping for 12 years. Along with friend Ozie James, Bean hosted the evening to try and get some more exposure in the downtown Milledgeville area. Bean said he wants to spread the message that “you don’t have to be a drug dealer to be a rapper. You don’t have to be the flashiest guy to be an artist.” Bean’s rap career began with poetry. After writing poems, Bean discovered that he was more comfortable hearing his poems turned into raps. Bean’s album comes out on iTunes and 29 other online retailers Dec.18 with a release party at The Asian Bistro that evening.
By SAMANTHA SEVERIN With a rapping maitre’d, a backup guitar player and music playing in the background all night, the line between rap and poetry was blurred recently at The Asian Bistro as a handful of local poets took over. Titania Watkins was one of the many poets to perform at the Nov. 6 slam. She started writing poetry in 2000 and continues to write about whatever is going on in her life. Many poets came out not just to perform, but also for the inspiration. “Hearing other poets speak makes me want to go home and write,” said Watkins. Chris Dulaney, another performing poet, said he attended the event because he “doesn’t have much exposure to contemporary poetry” and he thought “this would be a good way to hear some.” Poet Jerome German, who performed at The Asian Bistro, says that he performs because “it’s fun having the audience. The energy in the room is incredible and with poetry, you can talk about what matters to you.” “Robert Frost said that a poem starts with a lump in your throat. I guess I get a lot of lumps,” said Dulaney. The event was hosted by local rapper and R&B artist, Bean. In between poets, Bean took the mic and rapped with guitar accompaniment from James Madison. Bean has
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The Armed Farces keep it all about the improv Get your laugh on with Milledgeville’s comedy troupe By SAMANTHA SEVERIN Every Thursday in the basement of Blackbird Coffee the mood goes improv as members of The Armed Farces, Milledgeville’s improv comedy troupe, create laughs on the spot. The group performs every Thursday in the basement at 8 p.m. The troupe consists of a fluctuating group of about eight to 10 core members, and some weeks as many as 12 members. At every performance, the troupe performs 10 to 12 improv games that the audience ranks on a scale of 1 to 5. At the end of the performance, whichever team or individual performer received the highest rankings throughout the evening is deemed the winner. Georgia College sophomore and British
comedy fan Tori Quante has been an active member of the Armed Farces since her freshman year. “I wandered into a practice by mistake, and wandered in because it looked interesting. It was a crazy, random happenstance, and it was one of the best decisions I’ve made in college,” she said. Gray Lindsey, a Georgia College freshman, participates in improv because he likes “the idea of getting on stage and creating something on the spot.” Junior theatre major Kat Lea participates because the skills she learns from improv help her to be quick on her feet in other aspects of theatre. “I’ve always loved comedy, and it’s nice to be a part of it,” she said. In the spring, The Armed Farces host a variety show that consists of several skits
and videos prepared by the troupe beforehand. Each year, the event sponsors a different charity. In the past, their performance has given way to proceeds for Relay for Life and efforts to research muscular dystrophy. Later this month, Nov. 20, The Armed Farces will participate in an improv competition hosted by the Chicago Improv Festival, competing in a bracket against Georgia Tech and the University of Mississippi. If they win in the regional bracket, they’ll go on to compete at the national level. The Armed Farces are always looking for new people to join. They practice every Sunday on the third floor of Georgia College’s Student Activities Center at 6 p.m. Anyone is welcome to participate.
I’ve always loved comedy, and it’s nice to be a part of it.
November - December 2010
A&E Calendar WEEKLY Bluegrass Jams PJ’s Steakhouse 3050 Highway 441 N. 7 to 9 p.m. Every Tuesday (478) 453-0060 Trivia Night Mellow Mushroom 2588 N. Columbia St. 8 p.m. Every Tuesday (478) 457-0144 Trivia Night Amici Italian Café 101 W. Hancock St. 10:30 p.m. Every Monday Trivia Night Buffington’s 120 W. Hancock St. 8:30 p.m. Every Wednesday Trivia Night Pickle Barrel Café 1892 N. Columbia St. (478) 452-1960 Every Thursday Jazz Night Amici Italian Café 101 W. Hancock St. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Every Tuesday Hookah Metropolis Café 138 N. Wayne St. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Every Thursday (478) 452-0247
Live Music Asian Bistro & Grill 124 W. Hancock St. 11 p.m. Every Thursday Live Music Mellow Mushroom 2588 N. Columbia St. 8 p.m. Every Thursday (478) 457-0144 EVENTS Live Entertainment The Brick 136 W. Hancock St. Mark the Magic Man 6 p.m. Every Friday (478) 452-0089 November 9-21 Theater “Steel Magnolias” Georgia College Theatre Department 8 p.m., 2 p.m. Sunday matinees Black Box Theatre (478) 445-4226 November 12 Live Music “A Sentimental Journey” An evening of swing music St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church 7 p.m. 220 S. Wayne St. (478) 452-5829
Theater “The Sanders Family Christmas” Milledgeville Players $15 general admission, $20 at the door Allen’s Market (478) 452-3950
Fundraiser “Butts And Ham” Feed the Chamber Pig Fundraiser Milledgeville Baldwin Chamber of Commerce Smoked Boston Butts and Hams $25 Boston Butts 7-10 lb. $35 Hams 7-10 lb. 130 S Jefferson St SE (478) 453-9311
November 13 Live Music Big Daddy Love Amici 101 W. Hancock St. (478) 452-5003 November 13 Live Music Star-Spangled Sampler: Max Noah Singers First Presbyterian Church 210 S Wayne St 7:30 p.m. (478) 445-8289 November 16 Live Music Music Theatre Scenes Max Noah Hall 7:30 p.m. (478) 445-8289 November 18 Live Music GCSU faculty recital Stephen Fisher, saxophone Jacob Coleman, piano Max Noah Hall 7:30 p.m. (478) 445-8289
November 23 Arts Gingerbread House competition Georgia’s Old Capital Museum Call for details (478) 453-1803 November 26 Tree Lighting/Live Music Christmas Open House/Pilot Club Tree Lighting Downtown (478) 445-1928 November 27 Arts Chair bottoming workshop for adults Allied Arts 101 W. McIntosh St. (478) 452-3950
November - December 2010
November 29December 3 Art Exhibition Zel Harris, Capstone Thesis Solo Exhibition GCSU Department of Art and GCSU 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MondayFriday Artist’s Talk November 29, 12:30 p.m. Reception November 29, 5 to 7 p.m. Blackbridge Hall Art Gallery (478) 445-4572
November 29December 3 Art Exhibition Capstone Thesis Group Exhibition GCSU Department of Art and GCSU 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MondayFriday Artist’s Talk November 29, 12:30 p.m. Reception November 29, 5 to 7 p.m. ArtFix Gallery, Wooten-Garner House (478) 445-4572
November 30 DECEMBER Silent Auction/Children’s Victorian Christmas House Brown-Stetson-Sanford House 5 to 7 p.m. $25 601 W. Hancock St. (478) 453-1803 November 29December 3 Art Exhibition Casie Pace, Capstone Thesis Solo Exhibition GCSU Department of Art and GCSU 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MondayFriday Artist’s Talk November 29, 12:30 p.m. Reception November 29, 5 to 7 p.m. Blackbridge Hall Art Gallery (478) 445-4572
December 3 Arts Old Governor’s Mansion Christmas Tours Daily with Candlelight Tours December 11, 14, 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. Old Governor’s Mansion S. Clark St. (478) 445-4545 December 4-5 Arts Annual Children’s Victorian Christmas Brown-Stetson-Sanford House 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $5 per person 601 W. Hancock St. (478) 453-1803 December 5 Arts Milledgeville Christmas Parade Downtown 3 p.m.
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Historic tours Old Governor’s Mansion candlelight tours 6 to 8 p.m. (478) 445-4545
December 9 Live Music Gurufish Amici 101 W. Hancock St. (478) 452-5003 December 10-12 Theatre/Dance “The Nutcracker” GCSU Theatre Department 7 p.m., 2 p.m. Sunday matinee Russell Auditorium
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