Month: April 2012

“Why spend all that money to tear down our perfectly good flyover? Where will all the cars go?”

I hear those two questions all the time when the I-16 flyover removal comes up. And I’m expecting to hear them a lot more in the next two months.

ArchDaily: How to Save Suburbia?

There’s a recent 2-part series by Vanessa Quirk at ArchDaily that succinctly covers some important practical and theoretical ground: Saving Suburbia Part I: Bursting the Bubble and Saving Suburbia Part II: Getting the Soccer Moms On Your Side.

Cool Savannah happenings: SCAD’s Sidewalk Arts Festival

It was another hot and gorgeous spring Saturday for SCAD’s Sidewalk Arts Festival.

Cool Savannah happenings: Nicholas DeBruyne’s Architecture and the Absurd

This great show by Nicholas DeBruyne was only up for a week, so you’ll have to be content with these images — unless you want to track Nicholas down about making a purchase.

Cool Savannah happenings: New open mic night at Taco Abajo (photos)

This past Thursday (April 26th) was the first In So Many Words open mic night presented by Brandywine, the instrumental portion of KidSyc@Brandywine made up of Daniel Butler on guitar, Charles Hodge on bass, Lane Gardner on keys, and Derrick Larry on drums. KidSyc (Lloyd Harold) hosted.

Cool Savannah happenings: The Starland Circus (lots of photos)

A lot of guests obviously had no idea what to expect at The Starland Circus, but knowing Jon, knowing the great space of the old Starland Dairy, and knowing the entertainment he had scheduled, I wasn’t surprised by the unpredictable, campy, and really warm atmosphere. None of the kids who showed up with their parents early in the evening seemed to be weirded out by the clowns, the masks, or the tricks.

Does Savannah have the 15th best “Nightlife Scene” in the country?

Savannah comes in at #15 on the list, just ahead of Atlanta and just behind Nashville.

GDP growth in 1st quarter restrained by government cuts

The economy grew at a 2.2% annual rate in the first quarter, according to the advance estimate that is subject to major revision. Cuts to military spending restrained growth while new residential investment added to it.

Marc Jacobs CEO lists Savannah home for $3.8 million

In May 2010, Marc Jacobs CEO Robert Duffy bought one of the finest homes in Savannah’s Historic District for $3.4 million. Now he’s putting that grand Taylor Street home facing Monterey Square back on the market for $3.8 million. The…

Virginia Spencer Carr — famed literary biographer and former Armstrong prof — dies at 82

From the obituary in the New York Times: Virginia Spencer Carr, a literary scholar whose book “The Lonely Hunter” remains the standard biography of Carson McCullers, died on April 10 at her home in Lynn, Mass. She was 82. [.…

Keller Williams – Live Wire Music Hall – 05/03/12

From Wagatail:

Keller Williams has built a career on his uncanny ability to captivate a packed house—all by himself. He’s been called a “one-man band.” A “solo cult-hero.” “Music’s mad-scientist.” All of which are clever labels for what seems to be an essential truth: On stage, Keller Williams works alone.

For over 100 shows a year, Williams has proven himself to be a master of improvisational performance art.

Atlanta Food Truck Park opening Thursday

As the food truck movement has grown in cities like Atlanta and Charleston, it has stalled in Savannah.

Will Georgia taxpayers have to pay entire $650 million for dredging?

I don’t know whether Georgia politicians are feeling the pressure from South Carolina’s growing resolve regarding funding or whether there are simply growing concerns about the federal funding process, but yesterday’s press conference with Governor Deal could be the first step in asking state taxpayers to fund the entire $652 million dredging of the Savannah River.

Amy Ray of Indigo Girls – Live Wire Music Hall – 05/05/12

From the Wagatail website:

But in “Lung of Love”, Amy Ray’s sixth solo album in a decade, the punk-folk icon gives the humble apparatus its due.
Ray has always been on the side of the underdogs. In the mid 1970s [. . .]