Sprawling Beaufort home from “The Big Chill” listed for sale

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From The Beaufort Gazette/Island Packet’s Tidalholm, Beaufort’s ‘Big Chill House,’ for sale at $4.5 million: The historic Beaufort residence Tidalholm, well-known as the movie set for “The Big Chill,” is up for sale at a price of $4.5 million. The…

Watch OCEARCH tag Lydia, a 14.5′, 2,000 lb. great white shark off Jacksonville coast

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I’ve posted several times about OCEARCH‘s tracking of great white sharks around the world — including along the East Coast of the U.S. One night, a 16.5 foot, 3,500 lb. great white named Mary Lee even turned up in the…

Savannah Saint Patrick’s Day: let’s just call it a “drinking zone”

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Festival zone? Entertainment zone? Control zone? Party central? New expanded controlled entertainment zone?

Consequence of Sound weighs in on Savannah Stopover


In a post last night, I noted some of the press that the 3rd Savannah Stopover attracted from BrooklynVegan and other key tastemaking sites. Today, Chris Coplan has a smart, upbeat, and occasionally-snarky review at Consequence of Sound of the…

BrooklynVegan, other key sites cover Savannah Stopover


At the end of my City Talk column today, I noted the importance of the media attention attracted by the just-completed 3rd annual Savannah Stopover: The names might sound obscure for those who stick to legacy media, but Savannah Stopover…

Filligar at the Savannah Stopover on way to SXSW

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The Chicago-based rock band Filligar has been around since 2000 and has over 63,000 fans on Facebook, but I’ll confess to never hearing of them before this year’s Savannah Stopover. And I’m sure glad I checked them out last Friday…

The Suzan at the 2013 Savannah Stopover — photos and video

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The Suzan’s gig at the 2012 Savannah Stopover drew raves, so I put the band from Tokyo right near the top of must-sees for the 2013 festival. In an inspired bit of programming, The Suzan ended up performing at Club…

When the sequester hit Yellowstone . . .

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As I keep saying, those who keep telling Americans that the sequester won’t have serious economic impacts are dead wrong. Yes, the 2ish percent cut to federal spending sounds modest, but many programs are completely exempt from cuts. And the…

of Montreal in Forsyth Park at the 2013 Savannah Stopover (photos)


I had never seen of Montreal perform live, so I was among the thousands who turned out on Friday night for a free, all-ages concert in Forsyth Park that was obviously one of the highlights of the 2013 Savannah Stopover.

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Photos from Savannah Stopover’s final day featuring incredibly diverse styles


Looking at my schedule for the next few days, I’m increasingly worried that I’m going to violate a cardinal rule of my own: If you take pictures of a public event that you want to share with the public, get…

Savannah police plan to jail more out-of-towners over St. Patrick’s Day, and other misadventures

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The ongoing story of inexplicable changes to St. Patrick’s Day has gotten a little creepier. Check out this excerpt from Marcus Howard’s Savannah calls truce with rogue taxis for St. Patrick’s Day in yesterday’s Savannah Morning News: The Chatham County…

After an amazing Friday night featuring of Montreal, Savannah Stopover celebrates last day (lots of photos)


I get a little depressed when I’m looking at tonight’s schedule for the Savannah Stopover. I pretty much want to see every single act that’s playing in the time slots from 9 p.m. on tonight. So much talent. Of course,…