Red Hot Rescuers

Think your job brings the heat? Try walking a mile in these fireman’s boots, coveralls, jacket and helmet…oh, and don’t forget the impossible to carry water hose.

Check out the August/September issue out now to read all about it!


Full Story

Category: Gallery of the South, Lifestyle, Media, People
Tags: , , , ,

MOPS II


Full Story

Category: Media, Scenes of the South
Tags: ,

MOPS


Full Story

Category: Media, Scenes of the South
Tags: ,

The Lady Chablis Holiday Wish to You!

From The Lady Chablis and all of us here at South Magazine, wishing you and your loved ones happy holidays!


Full Story

Category: Featured, Media, The South TV
Tags: , , , , ,

Club One and The Lady Chablis Holiday Party

Chablis1Last night was one for the books! Club One and The Lady Chablis celebrated their Annual Children’s Toy Drive and Holiday Party. Those who attended donated an unwrapped gift that will be given to Greenbriar Children’s Center and SCMD’s Koppa Clause.

The performances by Liquid Ginger, the Club One Cast Cabaret and the Lady herself were filled with holiday cheer splashed with sass! The crew here at South Magazine thanks everyone at Club One and the remarkable Lady Chablis for the memorable evening!

editors note: Stay tuned for a special Holiday Wish video from Lady Chablis herself!


Full Story

Category: Blogs, Featured
Tags: , , , , , , ,

RECENT COMMENTS

by: angelinalane on December 11, 2009, 5:53 pm
Best time ever!!! Great party, great people, amazing performance!

by: SKH on December 11, 2009, 5:50 pm
The Lady was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!

Daily Blog: Art of Devotion

art-of-devotionThink of the ways you show devotion in your everyday life: To your loved ones, to your work, to your hobbies and passions. Imagine if someone collected them and displayed them as a piece of art! Susie Clinard has done this with her collection Art of Devotion.

The Art of Devotion is a contemporary exploration of private devotional images that have served as visual aids to individual prayer and contemplation throughout the centuries. SCAD alumna Susie Clinard combines discarded religious ephemera, prayer cards and other household articles in her work. She is recycling bits and pieces of our culture that would be lost unless incorporated into a new use.


Full Story

Category: Blogs, Featured
Tags: , , ,

Lock, Stock and a Barrel of Laughs

What happens when a Southern sporting tradition, a cast of characters and a whole lot of firearms mix together? Friendship, competition—and yes, a few cock-and-bull stories.

Shooting shotguns is really fun. Whatever your politics, there is no way around that simple fact. To brace the stock in the nook of your shoulder, to look down the sight, trace a target, squeeze the trigger and watch the flying orange clay disc disintegrate as the gun explodes back into your body is a rush without compare.

“It’s like potato chips,” explains retired Air Force chief master sergeant John Culpepper, one of the older pro shooters at the Forest City Gun Club. “You can’t eat just one.”


Full Story

Category: Lifestyle, People
Tags: , ,

South’s Guide to: Becoming the Best You

15 ways to reach health Nirvana—without leaving Savannah.
Perfection, a state of existence void of all error, flaw or deficiency: No matter how you slice it, it’s a lofty goal. Regardless of whether it’s physical, spiritual or intellectual Nirvana, it’s an intimidating concept potent enough to send normally sane people into bouts of sleeplessness and lunacy as they attempt to measure up to the idea.

But that’s not to say we all shouldn’t strive to inch just a little bit closer to that supreme idea of being the very best version of ourselves. Luckily, Savannah boasts hundreds of ways to enhance both the yin and the yang, the spiritual and the physical, the active and the contemplative. The possibilities for a mind or body boost are virtually endless. With that, South presents its first ever guide to becoming the best you—in the best city in the South.


Full Story

Category: Featured, Health
Tags: , , , ,

World on Fire

WOFINTSixty-eight years after one of the deadliest attacks on American soil, Judy Weiher can’t shake the smell of smoke.

“I thought the whole world was on fire,” remembers Judy Weiher.

To a 4-year-old girl, that’s probably what it looked like at 8:00 in the morning on December 7, 1941, on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The infamous attack on Pearl Harbor had begun—to the complete surprise of the United States Navy and Army. Just a few months earlier, Judy Weiher’s father had received orders to be stationed at the Army base on Oahu, known as Schofield Barracks. Weiher, now 72 and living on Wilmington Island, was just a toddler at the time, but the images she saw from her front row seat to history have remained with her for nearly seven decades.

Her first reaction to the bombs that morning, however, was not one of fear but of astonishment. The raid officially began at 7:53 a.m. with an attack by the first wave of Japanese “Zero” fighter planes. Weiher’s father, Ralph Mullis, a Signal Corps staff sergeant, ran out of their quarters in his underwear. As a child, Weiher was more concerned with her father’s appearance than the bombs exploding overhead. “I was absolutely appalled that he’d run outside in his underwear,” Weiher recalls thinking at the time. Moments later, her father rushed back inside, quickly got into his uniform and ran to the area known as the quadrangles to see what he could do.


Full Story

Category: Lifestyle, People
Tags: , , ,

Gearing Up for Nick Cave!

soundsuits2-8
SCAD’s deFINE ART Festival has been a great success so far this week with great seminars and discussions. But what everyone seems to be the most excited about is the upcoming performance by internationally acclaimed artist Nick Cave. With the use of his soundsuits, or performative wearable sculptures, Nick plans to create, in his words, a spoken word, dance, DJ music extravaganza.

In preparation of the final event with Nick Cave and his multimedia cube, hours of rehearsal have been taking place to ensure the audience will not be disappointed.

Cave has created a 4-channel video piece that will be projected onto the sides of a 12′ x 12′ cube on top of the stage and as the video ends a crane will lift the cube up revealing a performer inside wearing a sound suit to begin the dance performance.


Full Story

Category: Blogs, Featured
Tags: , , , ,

An Artist’s Print

rayellis

It’s quite a special occasion to see an artist on the night he or she reveals their work, to get a sneak peak into the excitement of displaying an orginal piece of art for the very first time, and to see the pride and excitement radiate from the creator. Ray Ellis, who in 2004 had a traveling exhibit in the Telfair Museum of Art, which is just a small part of his long history– seriously,over sixty years– with the fine art of painting, is opening his gallery up to the public to come see his new his most recent artistic additions. The gallery, Ray Ellis Gallery at 205 west Congress Street, will be open from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m and Ray will be on site to show his new prints and sign his work.
Ray Ellis has been painting for over sixty years on all seven continents.

Ellis was born in Philadelphia and attended the famed Philadelphia Museum School of Art. His first one-man show was held in 1947 at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. After serving four years in the Coast Guard during WWII, he founded his own advertising agency in New Jersey and New York, but continued to paint in his spare time. During this period he was elected to the American Watercolor Society, and his works were widely exhibited and received numerous honors.


Full Story

Category: Blogs, Featured
Tags: , ,

The Real Magic of Marc

He’s not some card-trickin’, wand-wavin’ backdoor magician: He’s Magic Marc, the most fun a kid can have in a hospital.

Though his step is brisk, his emotions are drained. Not because he’s leaving an auditorium of thousands as he once did when he opened for Bill Cosby and Aretha Franklin—and performed at private parties for Oprah—but rather because he has just left a hospital room. Marc Dunston, better known as Magic Marc, traded the celebrity life to bring healing to children who have forgotten how to smile. And he has no regrets.

With his bag of tricks and contagious exuberance, Marc makes his way to two very special, private shows. Despite the vibrant colors in his signature patchwork vest and the underwater art that decorates the hallways around him, the reality is that Marc is at Backus Children’s Hospital at Memorial Health University Medical Center.


Full Story

Category: People
Tags: , , , ,

The Zen of the Artist–Athlete

At a school known for art, athletes show their true colors on the field.

As they all admit, being a successful artist–athlete at the Savannah College of Art and Design means developing a supreme sense of balance: a Buddha-like skill vital to juggling studio classes, notoriously time-consuming projects, rigorous daily training sessions and frequent road trips. But the artist–athletes also perform another—more rare—kind of balancing act. Challenged by their antithetical passions, they’ve had to adapt to excel in both the precise discipline of athletics and the wild field of art.

Take junior Matty Dwyer for example: When in uniform, he plays defender for the SCAD Bees soccer team. When out of uniform, he calls himself a conceptual artist who prefers working with his hands, a part of the body strictly off-limits when on the field. “I like the physicality of it,” he says about majoring in sculpture.

Or there’s Kendall Nichols, a rising senior outside hitter on the volleyball team, who displayed her keen sense of precision on the court by leading her team in scoring (with 322.5 points)


Full Story

Category: Health, Lifestyle
Tags: , , , , ,

Coastal Keepers

This summer when that Southern sun is beating down and thermometers hit three digits, one word can be a welcome respite: beach. Pools get overcrowded and boats are hard to come by, but oh, the beach! It’s the perfect summer save.

But what if, instead of sharing the water with just friends and fish, you were also floating around with an old shopping bag, a dozen tin cans and a used diaper? The sad truth is that not everyone respects your summer sanctuary, and the damaging effects can reach far beyond just soiling your good time. A group of people in the Lowcountry, however, are working to clean up our waterways and shores while the rest of us are working on our tans. The South presents five of those dedicated individuals and reminds us all that it’s time we join them.


Full Story

Category: Aug/Sep 09, Lifestyle, People, The Magazine
Tags: , , , , ,

Motormouths

A little more talk means a lot more action at Oglethorpe Speedway.

Stock car racing and the South boast a subtle harmony not unlike biscuits and gravy. Both pairs are greasy and potentially hazardous to one’s health, yet utterly satisfying.

The sport’s origins in the Savannah area date back to the birth of the Oglethorpe Speedway, a half-mile dirt track that opened in Pooler in 1951. Many of racing’s seminal figures—Dale Earnhardt, Johnny Parsons and Lee Petty—cut their teeth on the D-shaped clay oval, just 15 minutes from downtown Savannah.


Full Story

Category: Jun/Jul 09, The Magazine
Tags: , , , , ,

SCAD Style

With SCAD Style and it’s highly anticipated spring fashion show on the horizon, The South profiles the lines of six senior fashion students preparing to make their mark on the world of high style.

It’s the time of year when Savannah becomes a month-long Milan, a part-time Paris—an a la mode fashion capital hosting its signature event, SCAD Style. For six weeks, the Savannah College of Art and Design plays host to innovative designers and artists, simultaneously showcasing student work in programs of study like fashion, interior design, architecture and jewelry design. From lectures to trunk shows, special film screenings to exhibitions—our chic city brims with trendsetting talent.


Full Story

Category: Apr/May 09, Fashion, Lifestyle, The Magazine
Tags: , , , ,

Power to the Pedal

Bicycling has already captured a large audience in Savannah, but led by the Savannah Bicycle Campaign, the movement isn’t putting on the brakes anytime soon.

You’ll notice Drew Wade when he walks into a room because he’s usually sweaty and breathing hard. With his eyes wide and alert, he may even seem a bit disoriented on two feet. But fresh from the road is how you want the leader of your city’s bicycle campaign to look. Give Wade five minutes and a cold drink and he’s soon relaxed and ready to conduct business as chairman of the Savannah Bicycle Campaign (SBC) or, if you catch him on a weekday, as a radiologist. Like many other campaign members and downtown dwellers, Wade has taken up bicycling as a way of life. “It’s a really pleasant way to get around,” he explains.


Full Story

Category: Apr/May 09, The Magazine
Tags: , , ,

Do You Speak Savannah-ese?

The South takes a look at some distinctly Savannah slang, courtesy of local wordsmith David Gignilliat and his popular invented slang blog, Quixotica.

barkalounger
\’bärk-e-”laun-jer\

n., A person who spends an extended period of time people-watching with their dog, most often at one of Savannah’s many canine-friendly locales.

Example:
While waiting to pick up our carryout lunch order at Vinnie Van Go-Go’s in City Market, we spotted two lucky barkaloungers (one with a poodle, one with a pit bull) leisurely sitting at an outdoor cafe table, eating steaming slices of pizza and lapping up a sublime, sun-soaked afternoon with nothing to do but lounge around downtown with man’s best friend.

Submit your own Savannah slang to editor@thesouthmag.com. For more inventive words and phrases, visit writer David Gignilliat’s official Quixotica blog at www.quixoticawords.blogspot.com


Full Story

Category: Apr/May 09, Blogs, The Magazine
Tags: , , ,

Savannah’s Giants

In a city that thrives on charity, there’s a small community of philanthropists ensuring that events like the Savannah Music Festival ever reach the stage.

Every year, ticket sales for the Savannah Music Festival, (SMF) cover approximately 36 percent of the event’s annual costs. The other 64 percent—the hundreds of thousands of dollars vital to the procurement of the world-class performers, expert staff and highly anticipated special events—has to be raised by alternate means. Advertising and merchandise help some, but much of the festival’s bill is footed solely by the generosity of local individuals and businesses, who, for their own reasons, chose to open their wallets and their calendars to give.

The SMF isn’t the only entity in the city largely maintained by local altruism. Savannah is built upon the charity of its citizens—literally. Nearly five decades ago, the checkbooks and inexhaustible energy of a group of dedicated residents materialized into the Historic Savannah Foundation. Over the years with the help of private funds and public efforts, the organization assisted in preventing the gradual destruction of the city’s historic districts and initiated an urban renewal that enabled a 180-degree turn from the aesthetic and economic depression enveloping the Hostess City by the mid-20th century.


Full Story

Category: Lifestyle, People
Tags: , , ,

  • September 2014
    S M T W T F S
    « Aug   Oct »
     123456
    789
    10111213
    14151617181920
    21222324252627
    282930  




  • © 2009 The South Magazine         Subscribe · Where to Buy · Privacy Policy · Copyright