It's been nine years since crooner Ruben Studdard took top honors on American Idol. The big man with the big voice came charging out of the gate with a debut album, Soulful, piloted by music–biz mentor Clive Davis on his then–red–hot J Records label. Soulful entered the charts at No. 2 and went platinum.
People keep asking "What is the Savannah sound?" That's like asking a zebra why half his stripes are black, and the other half are white. There is no good answer.
Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett suffer for their art. They endure the most excruciating torment just so you and I can be amused and entertained.
Summer is over, school's back in, and the annual cycle is repeating once again. But you won't get Peter Shannon to see things that way.
Mitchell Hall seems remarkably calm.
HINESVILLE: Liberty Stadium Cinemas
It seems almost funny given the current huge volume of tourist traffic in Savannah, but the Savannah Craft Brew Festival, now in its fifth year, actually started out as an attempt to jump start the then–moribund scene here over the long Labor Day weekend.
The only constant in life is change.
I met Ken Block in the late 1980s. We were both living in Gainesville, Fla., which is the state to the south's version of Athens - a college town with an enormous transient population, and a fertile core group of artists, musicians and other creative types who love their community and do their utmost to keep it vibrant.
That Tyler Perry sure is ubiquitous.
A couple of news bytes 'n' bits for your pondering pleasure:
At 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25
Valdosta, GA – This Halloween, guests can experience an all-new nighttime event at Wild Adventures Theme Park (WA). Terror in the Wild is a completely new Halloween event that promises all-new scares and more nightmares Friday and Saturday nights, Sept. 28 – Oct. 27 with a total of nine haunted elements throughout the park.
Singer/songwriter Ingrid Michaelson, who does the "sensitive nerdy girl" look to perfection (in her photos, she's usually wearing black-rimmed glasses) is coming to the Trustees Theater Oct. 18.