UGLY RADIO REBELLION
The fourth studio album from Raleigh's hard-living rock 'n' roll heroes, American Aquarium, is in the can and ready to be unleashed. Burn.Flicker.Die, produced by former Drive-By Trucker Jason Isbell, will likely be the one to inject singer/songwriter B.J. Barham and his electric North Carolina cowboys into the rich and fast-moving bloodstream that is Americana in America.
Comedian Greg Warren has been on a Savannah stage just once before. In February 2011, he performed at the Johnny Mercer Theatre with the "John Boy and Billy No Collar Comedy Tour," a spinoff of the popular syndicated redneck radio show.
After close to two decades as the go-to guy for gut-grilling fusion of gritty blues and witty rhymes, singer, rapper and guitarist Garrett Dutton - known to you and me as G. Love - went all the way back to his roots with the 2011 album Fixin' to Die.
DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Savannah tourism officials say recent numbers show that the average visitor for trips to the Georgia city is younger and that spending is up.
ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta's High Museum of Art invited three photographers to present their views of the American South, and the results - including slices of urban life, rural portraits and eroding marshlands - will be on display starting this weekend.
UGA Performing Arts Center announces 2012-2013 season
Created just this year by the "full service entertainment company" O Ent., Inc., the Georgia Music Awards will honor "emerging talent" through public voting and a big awards show in Atlanta – June 16 at the Buckhead Theatre.
If there's any mojo left in the music business, this will become the year of Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.
Like a smooth, organic java blend, John Brown's Body starts with the basics – in this case, Jamaican reggae music. Then the band adds ingredients – a dash of funk, a few liberal squeezes of rhythm 'n' blues, pop flourishes and some shaved electronica – and before you know it you're still savoring smooth, aromatic reggae, but it has a slightly more pungent kick.
Valdosta, GA – Wild Adventures Theme Park (WA) kicks off the summer Wednesday, May 23 with two new interactive animal shows and 13 all-star concert performances, in addition to 40 thrill rides and over a million gallons of fun in Splash Island Water Park. Endless summer thrills and affordable family fun close to home begin May 23 and continue every day through August 5. In addition, WA celebrates Memorial Day Weekend with The Band Perry and a Bring A Friend Offer for 2012 Season Passholders who visit the park May 26, 27 or 28.
"It ain't no thang."
Sir Elton John and his band have a concert date in Savannah - Saturday, Sept. 15 in the Civic Center. This one's called the "All the Hits Tour," and the band includes, among others, Elton's longtime musical mates Davey Johnstone (guitar) and Nigel Olsson (drums).
Historically attired interpreters passionate about their subject brought Sunbury's Civil War history to life Saturday at Fort Morris State Historic Site in Sunbury. The site is well-known for its Colonial and Revolutionary War history, but the war that tore apart the nation and families from 1861-65 also impacted Sunbury's small community.
Based upon the Israeli series "Prisoners of War," Showtime's American spy thriller "Homeland" is in its third season and has the green light for a 12-episode fourth season, set to premiere in 2014.
Skidaway Marine Science Day 2013 will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, on the campus of the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography at the north end of Skidaway Island.
SAVANNAH - Best-selling author Nicholas Sparks will speak at 6 p.m. Oct. 8 at Trustees Theater in a special appearance sponsored by the Savannah Book Festival.
Judging categories have been announced for the 10th annual Blues and BBQ Festival, which will be from 2-11:30 p.m. Saturday in downtown Hinesville.
Tickets for the previously announced Pig and Oyster Roast are "no longer available," but there's still plenty of room for music fans at the inaugural Revival Fest, a tuneful celebration of indie Americana Saturday, Sept. 14 on the grounds of the Georgia State Railroad Museum.
The second annual sweet-tea tasting competition is set for 2:30-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, during the 10th annual Blues and BBQ festival in downtown Hinesville.
The Savannah Craft Brew Festival was hatched in part by Visit Savannah and other interested parties in order to create an event to bring in visitors and promote activity during the Labor Day weekend.
The sixth annual Labor Day Beach Bash Sunday is free and features ocean breezes, live music and fireworks from the Tybee Pier and Pavilion.
STATESBORO - The Georgia Southern University Performing Arts Center has announced the 2013-14 season, including tributes to Johnny Cash and Patti Page, Broadway performances, the Moscow Festival Ballet and more.
In Marvel Comics' Thor movies, Jaimie Alexander plays a mythological warrior who fights alongside her amply-muscled sweetie, the titular Norse superhero. In The Last Stand, Alexander takes down a Mexican drug cartel, standing shoulder to shoulder with none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger. She wears a badge, carries a gun and blows lots of stuff up.
TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. – Arggghhhh! Swashbucklers, wenches, and scallywags of all ages will converge on Tybee Island, an island 20 minutes east of Savannah, for the 9th Annual Tybee Island Pirate Fest on Oct. 10-13.
very once in a while, the creative team at the Savannah Theatre just has to shake things up.
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