Slang from a Sexy Southerner: Cassady Lance
The SCAD graduate has represented her home state as Miss Georgia Teen USA in 2003 and as Miss Georgia in 2010. After wrestling with the decision to set aside acting, she obtained her degree in journalism at the University of Houston, where she became interested in broadcast communications. Throughout her experience as Miss Georgia, Lance furthered her passion for communicating and writing, and she joined the WJCL team in early 2012. “I feel like I am a stronger, more confident person because of my unconventional journey,” Lance says.
Global Tactical Training Group
Gary Glemboski has been shooting for 50 years and practicing martial arts for 46, long enough to become a seventh-degree black belt. He’s received a Medal of Valor from his police department for climbing a Savannah TV tower during a nighttime thunderstorm to pull down a potential jumper, and he’s been awarded a Silver Star for an operation in which he and his fellow officers were shot at about 80 times.
One Tasty Predator
Sharks. Jellyfish. Stingrays. Getting caught with a beer bottle by the Tybee beach patrol. These are just a few of the dangers that many fear when going to the beach in Savannah. But keep in mind that the whole shark thing is way overblown—you’re infinitesimally more likely to be involved in an accident with the Oscar Meyer Weinermobile driving to the beach than you are to be attacked by a shark once you get there.
Galaxy of Stars
Savannah’s Local Actors: Productions in Savannah wouldn’t get far without local talent. Luckily, Savannah is brimming with performers that have all the experience productions require. Check out these actors’ reels and you’ll wonder why productions look any further than our truly gifted performing community.
Freddy Rodriguez & Joel David Moore
This summer’s filming of CBGB caused quite a stir in downtown Savannah. An influx of celebrities such as Alan Richman and Freddy Rodriguez cruising Broughton Street between shooting scenes on set next door to The Sapphire Grill was cause for excitement for residents and visitors alike. South caught up with some of the film’s stars to shoot the breeze and find out how they enjoyed summertime in the South. Visit south magazine.com to read Shena Verrett’s interviews with Rodriguez (HBO’s Six Feet Under, Grindhouse and co-star Joel David Moore (Fox’s Bones, Avatar).
America’s Next Top Model Cycle 19 Competitor Victoria Henley
America’s Next Top Model (ANTM) contestant Victoria Henley is no stranger to performing, having started her career modeling for Walmart as a baby. Hailing from Colquitt, Georgia, the 19-year-old is enrolled at Liberty University Online, but continues to focus on modeling, acting and writing following her appearance on the show’s Cycle 19, which premiered on August 24.
From the Big Screen to the South Scene
Tickets to the Savannah Film Festival range from a few bucks to a few hundred, depending on what you want to experience. Black-tie dresses for the decadent parties and spectacular Southern soirees that surround the event can reach into the thousands. The opportunity for young film students to intimately mingle with industry royalty such as Oliver Stone, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Sydney Pollack—absolutely priceless.
Raw & Refined: Southern Culture, Couture and Cuisine
The South is a great expanse of fecund land, and its culture is rich with raw contrasts that pit a Southerner’s sensibilities and refinement against his thirst for adventure. Southern fashion is shaped by these contrasts. It’s precisely these full throttle experience of life that’s making the Southern lifestyle the focus of so much renewed interest and envy…Southern is the new black.
Big Band for a New Generation
To say that Monroe, Louisiana, natives Jeremy Davis and Clay Johnson are two peas in a pod is the understatement of a lifetime. Best friends since the seventh grade, the tenor saxophonist and vocalist unite to create the unstoppable lead entity of Jeremy Davis and the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra—a musical force that has been gaining strength in Savannah since Davis’s arrival in 2005.
How to be Serene
It may seem counterintuitive to suggest that for a relaxing weekend in the country you should head to Atlanta, but trust me on this one. Located just 32 miles south of Atlanta off I-85, the community of Serenbe is a truly fun and inspiring place to spend a weekend. The 900-acre hamlet is best known these days as the site of the 2012 HGTV Green Home—perhaps the first clue that Serenbe is neither a gated community nor the expected plantation home developments we see along the coast.
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