U.S. economy adds a healthy 236,000 jobs in February; unemployment slips to 7.7%

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From the Bureau of Labor Statistics: Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 236,000 in February, and the unemployment rate edged down to 7.7 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment increased in professional and business services, construction,…

Get ready for Facebook’s newly designed news feed

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Well I don’t know what to think of this. As someone who is increasingly using Facebook as a PR tool for this blog (you can “like” my page in the right sidebar) and as someone who posts a significant number…

Savannah Stopover – Various Venues – 03/06/14

I am no longer the Man About Town

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Thoughts on some bold changes to Do in the Savannah Morning News.

Compelling video shows reality of wealth inequality in America

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One of the reasons I remain pretty optimistic about the United States’ long-term economic prospects is that we have such vast wealth. That sheer wealth will eventually help eliminate the nation’s debt, fuel investment in infrastructure, and allow the economy…

Savannah Stopover preview: Wet Socks

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I’m running out of time to post more of these Savannah Stopover previews, but I’m not running out of acts worth seeing — not even close. Wet Socks (love the name) is the Savannah-based garage rock duo of Hunter Jayne…

Savannah Stopover preview: Henry Wagons, outlaw country from Australia

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Well there are going to be some tough choices for live music lovers at midnight Saturday, March 9. Henry Wagons will take the stage at the Congress Street Social Club, and other acts scheduled for that time slot at nearby…

The best political blogs in Georgia: Peach Pundit and Georgia Tip Sheet

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I started contributing to Peach Pundit in summer 2012. Given my relatively slow pace of posting in recent weeks, I’m a bit surprised to see that I’ve made about 70 posts since joining the team of 14 contributors, most of…

Savannah River Site furloughing 2,000 workers, laying off others because of sequester

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From Savannah River Site furloughs 2,000 workers at SavannahNow: About 2,000 workers at the Savannah River Site near Aiken will be working reduced schedules starting next month because of the federal budget cuts. Other employees will be laid off. […]…

Savannah Stopover preview: Delicate Steve

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Delicate Steve slipped under my radar at the 2012 Savannah Stopover, but I’m planning to catch him this year. Here’s part of Pitchfork’s review of last year’s album Positive Force: To promote his new record, Delicate Steve — aka 25-year…

Savannah Stopover preview: mumbledust

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The first time I wrote about mumbledust, I said this: I’d listened to mumbledust several times online in recent weeks and was anxious to see them live for the first time. So I stopped at Graveface Records & Curiosities on…

Savannah Stopover preview: Chelsea Light Moving (new band with Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore) — 3 new live videos

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I certainly don’t have anything pithy to say about Thurston Moore of the now legendary Sonic Youth or his new band Chelsea Light Moving that hasn’t already been said.

So I’ll just add that booking Moore and company is a major coup for the Savannah Stopover, which is about to celebrate only its third festival.

Check out these three live videos posted just last week by Matador Records and reposted by Pitchfork: