A true slice of Savannah turns out to say goodbye to Ben Tucker (lots of photos)

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Ben Tucker’s passing is certainly one of the saddest and most newsworthy events in recent memory here in Savannah. But the New Orleans-style processional after the funeral service at Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Ascension was joyous and beautiful. And…

Damon and the Shitkickers album release party, with special guests (photos)

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I wrote just a few days ago about Damon and the Shitkickers and their great debut album Short Cups and Long Nights, so I won’t say much more here. The extended happy hour at The Jinx to launch the album…

Ben Tucker remembered with joyous procession and music

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It’s about 4 p.m., and it’s pouring rain. I just checked the satellite radar and there are only a couple of dots on it — one of them is drenching downtown Savannah. It seems almost fitting. Ben Tucker was laid…

What’s the best way to close the racetrack on Hutchinson Island?

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In the second half of my City Talk column today, I write about the obvious incompatibilities of having a racetrack serve as an access road for businesses on Hutchinson Island and for several planned or plotted high-end residential developments. Adam…

Damon and the Shitkickers album release party on Saturday at The Jinx

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Back in 2009, I was chatting with Charles Hodge out at Armstrong, where he was a student at the time. I knew that most of Charles’ musical training had been in classical and jazz, so I was a little surprised…

Living near college students — it’s pretty good most of the time

There has been a lot of college-student-bashing around Savannah recently, especially in relation to a new student-oriented apartment complex on 61st Street near Habersham Village. And this isn’t the first time. I hear Savannah residents talk derisively of apartments being…

Memorial party, bike ride, special Moon River brew to raise awareness and to honor cyclist killed on the road

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I didn’t know Matt Kohler, but it sounds like he was a great guy. From Moon River Brewing Company’s event page for Matt’s Moon River Cruise: This event is named in memory of Matt Kohler, who was hit from behind…

U.S. economy added 175,000 jobs in May, unemployment rate at 7.6 percent

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From the Bureau of Labor Statistics: Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 175,000 in May, and the unemployment rate was essentially unchanged at 7.6 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment rose in professional and business services,…

And now a word about the weather . . .

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UPDATE, 6/7, about noon: Most of the rain from Andrea stayed on the west side of the storm as it came up the southeast coast last evening and night. It looks like we had something less than 2 inches of…

“Under Pressure” with Freddie Mercury and David Bowie — just the vocals

Apparently this video/audio has been making the rounds for awhile, but it just crossed my desk tonight:

Problems involving social equality and bicycling infrastructure

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I include relatively short block quotes from many published sources in posts here at Savannah Unplugged. Often, those 1-3 paragraphs (almost always less than 10 sentences, I’d guess) give my readers here a pretty good sense of the key information…

A few thoughts on the passing of Ben Tucker

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Ben Tucker, the 82-year old jazz great and one of Savannah’s leading citizens, was killed today in a tragic accident on Hutchinson Island. My condolences to Ben’s wife Gloria, as well as the rest of Ben’s family and friends. Ben’s…