Savannah Tweetup Celebrates Their First Year

Savannah Tweetup has officially been rocking the south for a full year this August, and they’re celebrating in style. They are throwing a first birthday bash at Hangfire Bar on Friday, August 26th from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Savannah Tweetup, also known as @SavTweetup, is a friendly monthly gathering of social media users around the Savannah area.


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The Salt Table Opens Its Doors to Savannah Foodies

The Salt Table offers a new and unique tasting experience, and is now open in Savannah’s Ellis Square district, located at 51 Barnard Street. The Salt Table, a totally new concept store in Savannah, recently opened its doors and features free tasting samples of hundreds of different salts, seasonings, sugars, teas, dips, blends, Amish popcorn, and even local honey. All of these items are packaged under the unique Salt Table brand that is available only at this store, and are packaged on site.


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This Week’s Featured Story: Stayin’ Alive

Tony Allen, Savannah native and front man for the punk rock band Dead Stays Alive, comes with all the accoutrements of a rock star: blue hair, studded and outrageous jewelry, tats, an entourage, and a killer voice that shakes whatever space, no matter the size, in which he wields a microphone. However, Google his name and more photos of Lindsay Lohan pop up than mention of his music, which, despite not being Jack Johnson catchy, has a decent fan base and, more importantly, is constantly evolving and improving.


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Exclusive Video of American Idol in Savannah

Savannah has Idol Fever this week! On Wednesday, the cast and crew of American Idol arrived at the Hyatt on River Street to hold auditions for the 11th season of the Fox show. Our own Heather Myrick was there as Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler, and Ryan Seacrest discussed their experience in Savannah. Check out our exclusive video below.


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Idol Fever Spreads Through Savannah

Savannah has Idol fever, and I’m no exception! Yesterday I spent an exciting afternoon at the The Hyatt on River Street witnessing firsthand the awe-inspiring phenomenon that is American Idol. Host Ryan Seacrest and judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler were close enough for me to touch while they praised Savannah and the crop of talent who came before them during the day’s auditions. According to Tyler, eight of 18 contestants earned a golden ticket to Hollywood, and Jackson declared that Savannah “arrived today with amazing talent.” Despite my reluctance to belt out “Janie’s Got a Gun” for the panel of superstars, I was bubbling with enthusiasm as I listened to them rave about the charm, hospitality, and fabulous food of our beautiful city. Look for more details to come in South’s upcoming film issue and on South TV.


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Tybee Post Theater Presents A Cabaret with Haviland Stillwell and Steven Jamail

On Sunday August 21st Haviland Stillwell and Steven Jamail will perform at the new Tybee Wedding Chapel.


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American Idol Arrives in Savannah

If you take a walk down River Street today, you may spot a celebrity or two. The American Idol team arrived in Savannah yesterday morning to film auditions for the next season of the popular television show.


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David Tutera helps launch the Tybee Wedding Chapel

David Tutera, celebrity wedding stylist and host of the hit TV show My Fair Wedding, came to Tybee Island for a few days to meet with some truly excited Southern brides-to-be and other adoring fans. During his time on the coast, among other events, he attended a VIP soirée at the newly opened Tybee Wedding Chapel, at which dozens of local caterers, florists and other wedding vendors brought out their finest fare and wares for display. During the event, Tutera also met with some local engaged couples offering the lucky ones a bit of advice for their big day. The following day, he greeted and spoke to hundreds of locals who were all ready to hear some inspiring styling advice straight from the expert himself. South magazine was able to catch up with Tutera at the events, and you can check out everything he had to say in the upcoming October/November Issue! Also check out South TV soon as Heather Myrick gets an exclusive interview!


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PETA visits Savannah

Complete with painted-on diagrams referencing different cuts of meat, two scantily clad girls used their bodies to attract attention to their anti-meat message today in downtown Savannah during lunch hour. Representing the infamous PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) group, the two girls and an older woman, who was handing out a vegan recipe guide, visited Savannah as part of a roaming campaign against the inhumane treatment of animals.


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7th Annual Evening in Monte Carlo presented by William Jay Society

The William Jay Society’s seventh annual An Evening in Monte Carlo happened this last Saturday August the 6th at the Jepson center. Guests had an opportunity to test their gaming skills while enjoying cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and a fabulous silent auction. All partygoers received “funny money” for playing blackjack, poker, craps, and roulette, and used their winnings to enter a grand prize raffle at the end of the evening’s festivities.


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Exclusive Screening: Carbon Nation

The blame game of talking in circles about our ailing environment stops here; Carbon Nation, an outstanding new documentary presents multiple solutions. A Savannah screening featuring Q&A with Director/Producer Peter Byck will take place on Thursday, August 4, 2011, at Jepson Center for the Arts in the Neises Theater at 6:00 p.m. sharp. This film movie tackles the issue of climate change and highlights those who have and are implementing solutions. Carbon Nation is an optimistic, non-exhortative film proving that addressing climate change head-on boosts the economy and increases national security. The creative minds behind carbon nation saw beyond the dark hole of current energy reliance, this film is shining the light for all to see the solutions that are in plain sight.


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South’s “Hottest” Topics

We’re on the eve of releasing our newest issue and we’re excited to say the least. With the daily temperatures reaching above 100, it’s appropriate that that our theme has to do with some of the “hottest” things to see and do in the area. Our newest issue will help you find some of the best places to cool down and see some of the hottest people.


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SCAD Cinema Circle: Shane (1953)

Saddle up, as this weeks SCAD Cinema Circle heads west with a viewing of an American western classic, “Shane” (1953). The Trustees Theater will play host Saturday, July 30 at 7pm as you reintroduce your self to Shane (Alan Ladd), a gunslinger who is trying to leave his conflict drawn days behind.


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South’s 2011 Hottest Singles

Although every individual on this article’s stage is, by nature and circumstance, a soloist, South’s Hottest Singles of 2011 declared in chorus that they did not nominate themselves for their title. For the most part, they had no idea who did. Also, each hot single holds confidence and honesty as their prized qualities, so one must take their word for it. Therefore, South would like to thoroughly thank their furtive patrons for casting the extraordinary protagonists of the following few pages.


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Harley vs Hooters Video

Last Saturday, July 16, 16 women of, Savannah Harley Davidson and Savannah Hooter’s participated in a friendly “battle of the babes” championship that ended in messy condiment covered beauties. The parking lot between the two establishments served as the battlegrounds as they competed in nine events from “mayonnaise musical chairs”, to a “hotdog eating contest”, and even tug of war over a condiment filled kids pool. While the spicy ladies of Hooter’s took and early lead, the rough riding ladies of Savannah Harley Davidson pulled it out a victory in the end.


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Fashion’s Night Out

Monday July 18, 2011 marked the beginning of what will become one of Savannah’s most sought after events, Fashion’s Night Out 2011. Fab’rik, located at 318 W. Broughton street, welcomed Mayor Otis Johnson for the announcement of Fashion’s Night Out Savannah.


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Weekly Workout: Fun in the Sun

Ok, it is now warm and time for the beach…right? Here is something you can do BEFORE you settle in for your sun and relaxation. You can do this in your bare feet, but having something to protect them is a good idea (water shoes). If you have some old ones you don’t mind getting wet, use those.


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A Good Deed Noticed

If you’re from Savannah, chances are you have seen the news coverage of the little boy attacked by a pitbull while playing on his neighborhood playground. This boy was eventually saved from the pitbulls by several men who came to his assistance. Since then, the boy has started to recover but his problems, and his family’s problems, are far from over.


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The Visual Life: The Sartorialist

There’s no written rule that says that fashion is only for the famous. One person who would agree with this statement would be Scott Schumann, a.k.a the Sartorialist. His passion is to travel the world and photograph people, focusing on the style of people he finds on the streets. Schumann, in partnership with Intel, is developing a web series in which the camera lens is turned on him. This is a chance to see the man behind the camera, the Sartorialist.


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Catch the Current: WaterWays Township

The beauty and awe of the lowcountry is no surprise to anyone who lives here or has visited. Every so often a new development is built in the area that sets itself apart from the rest. These developments, which seem to be molded into our beloved landscape, distinguish themselves through the effort and expertise that architects and developers put into them. WaterWays Township, a new development by acclaimed architect Rick Wissmach, is one of these developments.


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