Is Savannah the #1 city in the U.S. for . . . ice cream?

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There’s been a lot in the news lately about the latest results from Travel & Leisure’s endless polls of its readers. If such polls have to exist, I’m glad that Savannah does so consistently well in them. Aside from driving…

A few photos from the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

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In my City Talk column on Tuesday, I mentioned taking a visiting family to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge. Given the blustery weather, sudden squalls, and impatient boys who were along for the ride, I didn’t take very many photos,…

Here it is, the trailer for “Sharknado”

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A few great lines from this trailer for The Asylum’s latest effort Sharknado: “We can’t just wait here and wait for sharks to rain down on us.” “There are too many of them. We’re going to need a bigger chopper.”…

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. . .

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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…