Category: Arts & Culture

State of the Art: Savannah Style – photos from the fashion show at the Jepson

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There has definitely been some creative tension in recent years in Savannah’s fashion scene. Both Savannah Fashion Week and Fashion’s Night Out have gone on hiatus (I guess that’s the right word?), but it seems like the number of Savannah-based…

Photos from the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home’s 2016 street fair and homemade parade

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The Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home recently threw another big party for the Savannah-born author’s birthday. The street fair and homemade parade are a few years old now, and this was the biggest turnout yet. Seriously, chicken shit bingo, The Sweet…

Photos of the 2016 Junk 2 Funk Fashion Show at Savannah Arts Academy

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So here’s a fairly quick edit of about 75 photos from the Savannah Arts Academy‘s 2016 version of the Junk 2 Funk Fashion Show. The event is presented each year by the Visual Arts Department with support from other departments…

New Visit Savannah videos spotlight Lowcountry culture

For almost a week now, I’ve been getting ads like these show up when I’m on the web (these are just screenshots): Visit Savannah’s new “My Savannah” ad campaign has been pretty much under the radar so far, at least…

Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston announces 40th season

Well today’s announcement of Spoleto’s 2016 season didn’t hold many surprises for some of us — I got the catalogue in the mail almost a week ago and have had ample time to peruse it. Click here to see the…

Savannah’s Cultural Arts Center: let’s do it right

If you’re a regular Spoleto U.S.A. attendee, you’re probably already familiar with the excellent venues available in downtown Charleston. The Emmett Robinson Theatre at the College of Charleston isn’t as grand or historic as other festival venues, but it makes…

Watch young poet Andre Massey’s White House speech about the impact of Savannah’s Deep Center

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“I am a poet, and I finally know where I fit in.” That’s how 14-year-old Savannahian Andre Massey, Jr. finished his speech today at the White House, where First Lady Michelle Obama honored Deep Center and 12 other 2015 National…

Finally, Ben Affleck moving ahead with “Live by Night” filming on the Georgia coast?

I was way ahead of the curve, it appears: I was writing over two years ago about the likelihood that Ben Affleck would make his next movie in Savannah and surrounding areas. But things — like Batman — happen. Now…

Food trucks in Savannah? A case study of the old Sears parking lot

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In my City Talk column on Sunday, I wrote about the restrictions in the city of Savannah’s first draft of a food truck ordinance. Sure, sure, sure, city officials keep saying that it’s just a draft and that everything in…

Will Savannah move to the forefront of the South’s restaurant scene?

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People get mad when I say anything remotely critical about Savannah’s restaurant scene, which is pretty funny since I’ve probably written positively about more new restaurants here than anyone else over the last 15 years. The Savannah metro area population…

“Magic Mike XXL” makers — including director Steven Soderbergh — talk about pleasures of filming in Georgia

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Well this is pretty cool. I don’t really know if things like this are common in the film world, but the makers of Magic Mike XXL have participated in a thank you video that amounts to high praise of Savannah…

A few thoughts on the Confederate flag and the changing meaning of symbols

From Ku Klux Klan to protest removal of Confederate flag on July 18 at Statehouse in today’s Charleston Post & Courier: The Ku Klux Klan has been approved to hold a protest rally at the Statehouse next month against removing…

Photos of The Rolling Stones in Atlanta on 6/9/15

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As I’ve said before, I used to post a lot of music content to this website, but a year and a half ago I founded a collaborative music blog that focuses on Savannah: hissing lawns. hissing lawns is named in…

Savannah vs. Charleston: CBS Sunday Morning considers role of contemporary architecture

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From A tale of two cities at CBS Sunday Morning: While it’s tempting to want to put these historic cities in formaldehyde, to embalm them and shun anything modern, Charleston Mayor Joe Riley says that’s not a viable answer. “A…