Safe // Sound’s summer music series continues Friday at Ashmore Gallery with Swinger’s Night

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It’s a busy night around town. The offerings include Ponderosa, Yip Deceiver, and Hallucinex at The Jinx in a gig from MusicFile Productions (parent company of Savannah Stopover and Revival Fest). Hallucinex should take the stage around 10, with Yip…

Savannah Jazz Festival – Various Venues – 09/22/13

When The Rolling Stones stayed in Savannah. . .

Mick-Jagger

Photos, links, and info about The Rolling Stones’ stop at a motor lodge in on Highway 17 in Savannah while on their spring 1965 southeast tour. The band played a gig at Georgia Southern in Statesboro (of all places) on May 4th, 1965, but they didn’t have any bookings in Savannah. They apparently spent a good part of the afternoon on May 5th hanging out by the motel pool, where numerous candid photos were taken.



ET premieres theatrical trailer for feature film “Savannah”

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From ET Online: Set in the post-civil war era, Savannah is the true story of the legendary Ward Allen (Caviezel), an Aristocrat-turned-market hunter, his, business partner — a freed slave named Christmas Moultrie (Ejiofor), and the love of his life,…

Ben Affleck’s “Live By Night” is likely “blockbuster” poised to film in Savannah — or is it SpongeBob 2?

UPDATE: From the City of Savannah at about 2 p.m. today: SpongeBob sequel scheduled to film in Savannah The City of Savannah Film Services Office announced today the “SpongeBob Movie 2” will be shooting live action scenes in the Savannah…

CUSSES / Today the Moon Tomorrow the Sun / Brave Baby – The Jinx – 07/19/13

A quick tour of Traverse City — and a few thoughts on the National Cherry Festival (photos)

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I was in Traverse City, Michigan, recently for a family reunion. Some of my cousins have long ties to the area, and one of them moved back to that crisp and beautiful part of the country fairly recently. I had…

Black Tusk – The Jinx – 08/09/13

Charleston op-ed: “Facts steer Savannah away from cruise folly”

Kent Harrington, co-founder of Be Smart Savannah, has a provocative and well-written op-ed in today’s Charleston Post & Courier: Facts steer Savannah away from cruise folly. Harrington notes a variety of reasons why smaller markets like Savannah should beware of…

Wildfires and the cost of sprawl

I don’t have anything to add to an excellent op-ed today by Crystal A. Kolden — former firefighter, fire ecologist, and geography professor — in the Washington Post: Arizona fire deaths prove no one should die for a house. From…

Late press releases could ruin chances for publicizing your events

Since Friday afternoon, I’ve gotten over half a dozen press releases or Facebook invitations for interesting events happening next weekend — July 10th through 12th. Seriously, these are all interesting things — potentially good live music gigs, openings of art…

Per capita income in Georgia now 40th in nation, down from 25th in 2001

Some ugly but unsurprising data today. From Georgia down to 40th in per capita income at the Athens Banner-Herald: Federal data shows Georgia is now 40th among the states. Georgia has been declining since measuring 25th in 2001. The Atlanta…