United Way Celebrates Victory

If you wanted a lunch filled with dancing, laughing, singing and crying, you should have come to the United Way of the Coastal Empire’s Victory Celebration on Friday.


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Give Thanks and Give Back

Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends and of course, food. The holiday is known for giving thanks and helping others. This Thanksgiving, show your thanks for all you have by helping those who have less.

Around this time of year there are always opportunities to volunteer in the community with food drives, soup kitchens, and giving out meals to the homeless. So roll up your sleeves and lend a helping hand!


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Become a Bar Bystander

Rape is a problem everyone knows about, but no one wants to discuss. Its victims are hushed and shooed away, discouraged from sharing their stories or seeking help. Its perpetrators go free and are even glorified, receiving no consequences from the law or from society.

Yes, rape is a problem, a problem that is ingrained in our culture.


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Pee Wee Rodeo-Fun for the Whole Family!

pwr logoThis ain’t your first rodeo, but is for your kids! Grab your cowboy boots and lassos and come saddle up with us at the inaugural Pee Wee Rodeo hosted by Urban Hope, this Saturday, November 22 and 10 a.m. at Red Gate Farms.


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A “Sweet Tease” at Andaz Salon

If you’re a fan of all things show business, head to Andaz Salon this Thursday, November 20, for a honey of a show! Savannah Stage Company and the women of Sweet Tease Burlesque will be performing segments from their upcoming performance seasons!


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Play Piano Like A Rolling Stone

We have all dreamt of being rock stars (don’t lie to yourself, you know you have). Maybe you always wanted to learn to play an instrument, but never had the time or place. Now you do! Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell, who you may recognize from the cover of our October/November issue, has launched a site that will teach you how to play piano like a true rocker.


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Savannah Mixologist Puts A New Twist On A Classic Cocktail

“Mixologists”, the new name for bartenders who have a special talent for inventing cocktails, gathered at Pacci Italian Kitchen and Bar on October 22, 2014 to compete in Woodford Reserve’s Manhattan Experience.

Competitors had a simple task: create a new way to make the classic Manhattan cocktail. The winner would move on to the second round this weekend at Woodford Reserve in Versailles, Tennessee, where the top six will win a trip to the real Manhattan: New York City.


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Marathons Rock Savannah

Downtown Savannah felt the thunder of hundreds of running feet this weekend. Kids and adults of all ages ran in the two-day event that took place on Bay Street, Bull Street and in Daffin Park- the Rock ‘n’ Roll races!


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Harvest Fest Takes Over River Street

If you were down on Savannah’s Historic River Street on Friday and Saturday, you couldn’t help but run into the crowds of people gathered to celebrate the inaugural Harvest Fest, “a festival all about the great state of Georgia”. Attendees were treated to live folk music, beer tasting and a large selection of food. It was a great way to celebrate the season!


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Kick Off the 20th Annual Telfair Art Fair at the Arty Party!

Living in Historic Savannah, it’s not hard to find a museum on every street corner. But how often do you get to meet the artists of your favorite local pieces face-to-face?


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Run the Trail of Hope on November 15!

Don’t let your nose be the only thing running this season! Get off the couch and come join us at the Trail of Hope marathon Saturday, November 15, 2014. Whether you are running the 5K, 10K or the 1-mile run race you will be sure to have a great time staying healthy and running for a good cause.


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The 17th Annual Savannah Film Fest: The Best Yet!

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The streets of downtown Savannah were packed with film fanatics this past week, and more than a few celebrities. We had a blast bringing you coverage from all the biggest events and red carpet arrivals. Getting hugged by certain cast members of Magic Mike XXL wasn’t half bad either!


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Top Choice Events for this Week: November 3-9

As is often the case, our top choice events are dominated by the presence of excellent live music.

Savannah Music Festival’s 2015 KickoffWednesday, November 5

We are waiting with held breath to hear the 2015 lineup for the Savannah Music Festival. Good thing we only have to wait until Wednesday. The announcements will be accompanied by a concert featuring the AJ Ghent Band. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. at the Charles H. Morris Center.

Movie in the Beer Garden: Monty Python and the Holy GrailWednesday, November 5

There is so much wisdom within this film that you can’t get access to anywhere else. For instance, how can you tell if someone is a witch? Do you vote for kings? And how do you cut down a tree with a herring? These are truly the questions we carry with us everyday. Get them answered at Moon River Brewing Company this Wednesday evening at Movie in the Beer Garden.


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Film Fest Ends With Rising Star Analeigh Tipton

The 17th Annual Savannah Film Festival closed Saturday evening with a star-studded red carpet and award ceremony. Those in attendance included director Adam Shankman (Rock of Ages, Hairspray), actress Jane Seymour (Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Wedding Crashers), director James Keach (Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me), and the night’s Rising Star honoree Analeigh Tipton (Crazy, Stupid, Love, Two Night Stand).


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Mike Myers and Shep Gordon Discuss “Supermensch”

The Savannah Film Festival just keeps getting better. Friday afternoon featured a special screening of the new documentary Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon, and that’s not all. After the showing, attendees were treated with not one, but two guests of honor: Shep Gordon himself and the director, Mike Myers (Wayne’s World, Austin Powers, Shrek).

Yes. The Shep Gordon and The Mike Myers.

The documentary chronicled Gordon’s impressive career, starting off when he first arrived in Los Angeles and began representing Alice Cooper in 1965, all the way to his recent retirement. He has served as manager to some of the best in music and film, and was the genius behind the concept of “celebrity chefs”.


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Ashley Bowersox of Thinc Savannah Hosts First Lady Rosalynn Carter

A small, but important, group of entrepreneurs and community leaders gathered on Thursday morning, October 30, to welcome former First Lady of Georgia and the United States of America, Rosalyn Carter at the collaborative workspace of ThincSavannah.  Founder, Ashley Bowersox explained he met Carter at an event at the Carter former home and invited her to visit and see how ThincSavannah works. He stated, “It is always nice to have a First Lady visit you and endorse your mission. The Carters are true Georgia royalty and it’s nice that they are seeing this new wave of the economy that we are shaping; this is one of the hubs where change is occurring.”


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Gena Rowlands Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

A legend of stage and screen, Gena Rowlands (The Notebook, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks), graced the Savannah Film Festival’s red carpet Thursday evening before a screening of The Imitation Game.

Many people will recognize Rowlands from her stirring performance as Allie Calhoun in The Notebook. You remember the scene at the end which really got the tears flowing? It gives you a glimpse of Rowlands’ impressive acting chops.


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Savannah Film Festival Docs to Watch Series

As if the lineup wasn’t good enough, SCAD has announced that Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me, a documentary following country music star Glen Campbell on his final tour before being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, will be added to the Film Festival schedule.

As part of the Docs to Watch series, the film will be screened at 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 1 at the SCAD Museum of Art.

The Docs to Watch series includes several films you don’t want to miss. A special treat for film festival goers are the Q&As with attending guests who helped to create the films.

Check out the Docs to Watch schedule and guests for the rest of the week.


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The Levy Jewelers Red, White and Blue Balloon Festival

This weekend it will be a challenge to keep your eyes on the road driving down Abercorn towards Montgomery Crossroads. Beautiful balloons of all shapes and sizes will fill the sky next weekend above Hunter Army Airfield. The Levy Jewelers Red, White and Blue Balloon Festival will bring the wonder of Hot Air Balloon Festivals to Savannah. A salute to our soldiers, the inaugural event will take attendees up, up and away on Tether Balloon Rides while the airfield below is filled with live music and entertainment. If you want to get into one of the baskets going up, you have to be quick! The rides are limited to the first 400 guests on Saturday and Sunday morning.


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Rape Crisis Center Launches ‘Bar Bystander’ Program

Rape Crisis Center Launches ‘Bar Bystander’ program at the Botanical Gardens with a Fashion and Hair Show

Rape Crisis Center of Savannah launched its partnership with the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department and several area bars to reduce alcohol related sexual assault crimes through the nationally recognized ‘Bar Bystander’ and ‘Safe Bar’ program.


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